Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 6 May 2016

Our weekly Friday round-up of opportunities listed on the blog that haven’t yet reached their closing date (listed in order of closing date).  Opportunities are grouped into four sections: 1) Pick of the Week & featured posts; 2) Opportunities with Deadlines; 3) Workshops and Events; 4) Ongoing opportunities (no deadline).

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Our latest opportunities Pick of the Week:  Goblin Baby seeking monologues for performance at the Bread & Roses Theatre

This Week in our Advice Column, Pursued By A Bear: “I’m tired of being a starving artist”

Coming up with London Playwrights’ Workshop: 

Summer Workshops from London Playwrights Blog

LPW Play Development Workshop – 2 June – 21 July 2016 on Thursday afternoons from 3-5pm*
(*two weeks with scheduling variations noted on course page)

Pitching with Confidence – Saturday 4 June 2016 from 10am-1pm

Introduction to Writing for TV – Saturday 4 June 2016 from 2-5pm

Opportunities with deadlines:

Play Submissions Helper – 50 playwriting competitions with May deadlines


BAME Seed Commission from Camden People’s Theatre – Deadline: 6 May 2016

Goblin Baby seeking monologues for performance at Bread and Roses Theatre – Deadline 8 May 2016

Script Producer sought for Holby City – Deadline 8 May 2016

Savage Productions seeking scripts – Deadline 8 May 2016

Call for Artists – First Art ‘POOR OLD HORSE’ Theatre commission (£4,500 commission, Dronfield) – Deadline 8 May 2016

IMDb Script to Screen Award 2016 (Fee £15/10) – Deadline 9 May 2016

Hollywood Scribbler Theatre USA Presidential Elections Playwriting Contest – Deadline: 14 May 2016

Sheer Drop Theatre seeking playwright for site-specific piece – deadline: 16 May 2016

Pleasance Theatre seeking applications for Litmus Fest – Deadline: 16 May 2016

Theatre N16 seeking writers for DRAFT 3 – Deadline: 17 May 2016

Chaskis Theatre: Local Playwrights Response Scheme – open for applications – Deadline: 19 May 2016

Performance Live (working title) seeking live arts for BBC Television – Deadline: 19 May 2016

Little Pieces of Gold seeking 10 minute plays on the subject of ‘home’– Deadline: 25 May 2016

British Urban Film Festival 2016 open to submissions of films and scripts (submission fee) – Early Bird Deadline 27 May 2016; Late Deadline Monday 27 June 2016.

Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016 open for entries – Deadline: 30 May 2016

ShowBiz Shorts Playwriting Contest (Los Angeles) – Deadline: 30 May 2016

Rupture Productions seeking short pieces on LGBT themes for ‘Shred’ scratch night – Deadline: 30 May 2016

BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits scheme open to applications (film & tv) – Deadline: 30 May 2016

BAFTA Breakthrough Brits open for applications – Deadline: 30 May 2016

Liverpool Hope Playwriting Prize open for submissions (comedy) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

Little Fish Theatre accepting short play submissions for Pick of the Vine 2017 (paid) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

Arch and Bruce Foundation 2016 Playwriting Competition (LGBT Themes, $3,000 prize) – Deadline: 31 May 2016

From Page To Stage seeking new musical theatre works – Deadline: 3 June 2016

Kevin Elyot Award to provide residency at University of Bristol Theatre Collection (£3,000 prize) – Deadline: 3 June 2016

The Scottish Book Trust seeking writing on theme of ‘secrets’– Deadline: 22 June 2016

British Urban Film Festival 2016 open to submissions of films and scripts (submission fee) – Early Bird Deadline 27 May 2016; Late Deadline Monday 27 June 2016.

Emerald Theatre seeking short plays for ‘Out of the Closet’ (Tennessee, $10 entry fee) – Deadline: 30 June 2016

Le Théâtre Bleu seeking submissions of comedies in Shakespearean language (Quebec, Canada) – Deadline: 1 July 2016

Alfred Fagon Award 2016 open for applications from playwrights of Caribbean or African descent – Deadline: 29 July 2016

2016 Terence Rattigan Society Award (£10 entry fee, £2,500 prize) – Deadline: 31 August 2016

365 Women A Year Playwriting Project open to submissions throughout 2016 – Deadline: 31 December 2016

Events and workshops: 

Arvon Course – Arvon City JW3 Playwriting: Step By Step – – 

An Introduction to Screenwriting – free online course from University of East Anglia – Register by 2 May 2016

Writing Workshop at the Gate Theatre – 7 May 2016 2pm- 5pm

Gatecrash Theatre offering playwriting workshop with David Lane (Swindon) –  Sunday 8th May and Sunday 15th May

Masterclass: Introduction to Playwriting with Fin Kennedy (£50) – Saturday 4 June 2016 from 10 – 6pm

Omnibus Writers Group (£120 for 8 sessions) – Starts 7 June 2016

Arvon Course – Playwriting: Improving your playwriting craft from blank page to stage – – 

Scripts: An Actor’s Approach – A Workshop with Julie Glover – Saturday 29 June 2016 from 10am – 4pm

Writers’ Mutual Retreat in Bordeaux (£350-£450) – 12th-18th July

Arvon Course – Writing For Puppetry: Writing The Impossible – – 

Arvon Course – Musical Theatre: Using music and lyrics to tell the tale – – 

Ongoing submissions:

BBC Comedy Classroom – Comedy writing resources for young people – various deadlines

BFI Postroom open to submissions of films and scripts from emerging filmmakers – rolling

Jo Smith Productions open for submissions – rolling

Writers’ Mutual writing group – Wednesdays 11am-1pm

Opportunities to hear your play with Player Playwrights – Ongoing submissions

Online Playwriting Course with Live Theatre (£95-£495) – rolling

Playwrights Circle at the Bread & Roses – Ongoing (monthly event)

The Institute of Other seeking creative practitioners – Deadline: none posted

White Hart Trust Studios seeking international and foreign language theatre – Deadline: none posted

Pokfulam Rd Productions looking for playwrights and creatives – Deadline: none posted

55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions looking for writers – Deadline: none posted

Plane Paper Theatre call out for plays – Deadline: none posted

Theatrelab seeking scripts to perform at ‘WordPlay’ at Bath Spa University – Deadline: none posted

Londonville Lit offering reading slots – Deadline: none posted

Madam Renards Mini Fringe Festival Swindon open for applications from writers and performers – Deadline: none posted (festival takes place in 2016)

Orange Tea Theatre accepting submissions – Deadline: Rolling

Funding available for students at Glasgow University MLitt Playwriting & Dramaturgy – Deadline: None posted

Everything Theatre accepting plays for podcast readings – Deadline: None posted

The Cockpit Theatre seeking work for scratch nights – No deadline posted but performances take place on the first Monday of the month.

Shred Productions open to submissions – Deadline: None (open submissions)

Poppy Seed – accepting submissions of 5 minute scripts for blog – Deadline: None posted

COG ARTSpace call out for playwrights! – Deadline: None

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