Playwrights' Competition Calendar

08/08/2011

Beside the Seaside

Filed under: New Competitions — Anon @ 15:18

I’m back from my holidays more refreshed, slightly pinker and still finding bits of Chesil beach in interesting places.

BBC Writersroom have been busy with their opportunities page so I’ll get busy updating my calendar with that lot this week.

I’ve just received my story title from the Salisbury Arts Centre for the “What’s the Story” participatory film festival. The object now is to make a 5 minute film based on the classic story title I’ve been given, but disguised so the audience have to guess what it is, so I’m not telling you lot my story coz it’s TOP SECRET. I’ve been reliably informed that the quality of the story is more important than the quality of the film so don’t be nervous if you’re a writer not a film-maker. If you want to play I still can’t find anything on the website but you can contact Rebecca Goldsmith at the Salisbury Arts Centre and she will send you all the details.

Angela Street will be running a free taster workshop at Salisbury Arts Centre for any writers out there who’d like to try scriptwriting (for stage, screen or radio) without ruining their appetites.  It’s 7-9 p.m. on September 7th. Email her if you’d like to come: angelastreet@tiscali.co.uk

If you like Facebook there’s a new group called Playwriting UK  just started up that might be quite useful for you and worth a look. I’ve just found details on their page of the Yale Drama Series Prize for Emerging Playwrights 2012In conjunction with the Yale Repertory Theatre, this major annual drama competition aims to support talented emerging playwrights from across the world. The winner of the competition will be awarded the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript in the Yale Drama Series by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at the Yale Repertory Theatre. The closing date is the 15th of August so it’s only for those of you with a play ready, but that is the postmarked date so you have got a few days to polish your grand opus.

Bye for now and happy writing.

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