Opportunities Weekly Round-up: 21 January 2022

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Opportunities – Pick of the Week: New Zoom Workshops from London Playwrights

Each week we look through our pile of writing opportunities to pick out one we think is particularly worth your time. It could be an innovative brief, great prize money, a high-profile company, or just plain fun. This week’s pick: New Zoom Workshops from London Playwrights Description: You asked for more workshops, we’ve delivered! Check …

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NT Playwriting Masterclass: Verbatim Playwriting with Alecky Blythe

Tuesday 08 March, 7pm Running Time: 2 hours, via Zoom This session will be led by Alecky Blythe, whose new play Our Generation will be opening at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Stage this February. In this session, Alecky will give an insight into her career as a verbatim playwright. Whilst the words and dialogue of most plays are largely imagined, Alecky’s plays …

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NT Playwriting Masterclass: Writing History with Jude Christian

This session will be led by Jude Christian, whose adaptation of Hamlet will be staged at the National Theatre’s Dorfman Theatre in April before heading out on a Primary Schools tour. In this session, Jude will impart her experience and knowledge as a playwright, with a particular focus on ‘writing history’ in contemporary plays. Our rich global …

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Play Submissions Helper: 36 Play Submissions Opps with January 2022 Deadlines

Play Submissions Helper have published their monthly roundup of opportunities, featuring those with deadlines in January  2022. As usual, we’ve already picked and posted the ones we’ve found most relevant (most of these are based in the US), but you can click through to peruse the whole list of opportunities here.    Deadline: various throughout …

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In Good Company- 2021/22 MID-CAREER COMMISSION

The mid-career commission is a £5,000 grant for independent artists or companies who create live performance for public engagement and consider themselves mid-career. This might be for the stage or in a community setting. Whatever project you’re working on, as long as it involves live theatre (in the broadest sense of the word!) and it …

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MGCfutures Bursaries- New Bursary Round 2022

The scheme, founded by Michael Grandage five years’ ago, supports the many and various career paths within the theatre industry. Since 2016 MGCfutures has supported more than 100 recipients from across the industry – from dramaturgy to directing, from millinery to marketing and from stage and lighting design to dance and choreography, directing and producing. …

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Jermyn Street Theatre- The Woven Voices Prize

An open invitation to all migrant writers in the UK and Ireland to share outstanding new work for the stage. The competition is open to those who primarily live and work in the UK or Ireland, who identify as a migrant The aim of the prize is to celebrate and platform migrant writers, an underrepresented …

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