Playwrights' Competition Calendar

April 2013

Script Frenzy

Script Frenzy is an international writing event in which participants take on the challenge of writing 100 pages of scripted material in the month of April.

The Challenge 
Write 100 pages of original scripted material in the 30 days of April. (Screenplays, stage plays, web series, TV shows, short films, and graphic novels are all welcome.)
When 
April 1-30
Cost 
Free. We run on donations.
Who 
Everyone (worldwide) is welcome. No experience required.
Prizes 
Happiness. Creative juices. Pride. Laughter. Bragging rights. A brand-new script.
How  
Sign up! Tell everyone that you are in the Frenzy. Get ready to start writing on April 1.

http://www.scriptfrenzy.org/

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11th April

BREAKOUT

7th & 8th May @ The Cockpit Theatre

We are searching for brave, honest and entertaining scenes and monologues for inclusion in Poleroid Theatre’s next New Writing event, BREAKOUT.

BREAKOUT will give writers a chance to see their material performed in front of an audience by our talented group of professional actors in a vibrant, eclectic, immersive night of new writing. The structure, tone and style of the event will be developed organically by the writers and actors throughout the rehearsal process.  This tried and tested formula helps the development of all the artists involved, and has been a great way of building connections and creating work.

Submissions:

– Can be on any subject and in any style.

– Tone of the pieces should reflect Poleroid’s style and policy.

– Monologues, duologues and small group scenes.

– Should be between roughly 1-10 minutes in length.

EMAIL SUBMISSIONS WITH A CV TO :breakout@poleroidtheatre.co.uk 

http://www.poleroidtheatre.co.uk/

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15th April

Hebden Shorts

Hebden Shorts is back and is looking for budding new writers to submit fifteen-minute plays for the June Arts Festival.

The deadline for submission is 15th April 2013 by email (helen@hbaf.co.uk) or post (HBAF, Hebden Bridge Town Hall, St George’s Street, Hebden Bridge, HX7 7AY)

http://leeds-list.com/budding-playwrights-needed-for-hebden-shorts/

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15th april

Gay Theatre Festival Seeking Submissions

THE BAND PLAYS ON

We are now inviting submissions of unperformed plays on a gay theme to be considered for inclusion an exciting new festival…

Having developed a bold reputation for producing and celebrating gay themed work Greenwich Theatre has now launched a new permanent strand to its year round programming, which will culminate each year in THE BAND PLAYS ON, a festival of new gay-themed playwriting named in honour of Mart Crowley’s 1968 classic and presented in partnership with award winning writer and director Patrick Wilde (What’s Wrong With Angry).

Entries should be posted to Susan Winter, Greenwich Theatre, Crooms Hill, London SE10 8ES

Full plays must be submitted, excerpts will not be considered.

http://www.greenwichtheatre.org.uk

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19th April

Talawa Firsts

Call out to writers and/or directors who have a script close to production level or who are working on a piece that needs showcasing. Send synopses and scripts to scripts@talawa.com by Friday 19th April for potential inclusion in this year’s TALAWA FIRSTS – Michael Buffong’s studio season showcasing the best in fresh Black British writing.

http://www.talawa.com/

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19th April

Putney Theatre Company

Are you a budding script writer? We’re looking for scripts of 30 mins for Victorian Christmas show suitable for family audience. No cast restrictions,other than balance of male/female roles.

Email ptcnewwriting@gmail.com

http://www.putneyartstheatre.com

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29th April

Nick Darke Award

The award, which celebrates the memory of the legendary Cornish writer, is open to all writers. It is presented each year to a writer for work that pursues an environmental theme within one of the following three disciplines:

  • Stage play
  • Screenplay (feature film or short film)
  • Radio playIn the first instance applicants should outline the form of their idea (theatre, radio play, feature film, short film), pitch it in 25 words or less and then outline the story idea in 750 words, suggesting character, plot and structure.You should also submit 20 pages which are representative of your work; this can be from an existing or new piece of work.Eight shortlisted writers will then be judged by a panel before the winner is announced in October 2013.The prize money for the Nick Darke Award is £6,000 and aims to facilitate the winning writer with the time to complete a full script that is up to industry standards.See full submission details under How to apply or contact nickdarkeaward@falmouth.ac.uk for more information. Nick Darke award 2013 submission information (112.89 KB)

http://www.falmouth.ac.uk/nickdarkeaward

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30th April

Courting Drama

Writers, playwrights, wordsmiths, lend us your pens…

We are offering you the chance to write a short piece to be included inTheatre Renegade’s Courting Drama event in The Bush Theatre’s Attic.

Every two months, Courting Drama brings together eight handpicked writers and directors to create a new collaborative partnership to bring to life a 20-minute piece of new writing at the Bush Theatre. And they want one lucky IdeasTap member to fill one of the five slots that make up the evening.

Previous writers and directors have gone on to work with the Hampstead Theatre, Bush Theatre, HighTide, the Lowry, Royal Court Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, Belt Up Theatre, and Punchdrunk. So you’ll be in glad company.

Theatre Renegade strongly believes in the idea of collaboration and would like the chosen writer to be available to attend rehearsals in London (dates to be decided by the director and writer) and to the show of Courting Drama on 25 May.

Theatre Renegade are looking for a piece lasting between 12 and 20 minutes, which is either an extract from a longer piece or in itself a short piece/playlet. The chosen piece will then be worked through with Theatre Renegade’s Dramaturg, workshopped and finally showcased at the Bush with a professional director and actors as part of Courting Drama.

http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/6cc35e2f-4dc6-4fdf-bc68-a1a100b45df5#Overview

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30th April

Gi60: the one minute play festival – Ten4Ten

To celebrate ten years of Gi60 live on the UK stage we are looking for ten one minute plays (one for each year) from British writers who have never had work performed as part of the festival
we are looking for ten one minute plays (one for each year) from writers in the United Kingdom that have never had their work premiered as part of Gi60. Each of the chosen ten writers will be featured on the Gi60 blog and in the Gi60 UK live festival programme as well as having their work performed as part of Gi60 UK Live at the Viaduct Theatre, Dean Clough, Halifax on Saturday June 8th.Plays can be about any subject as long as the work is totally original and the play lasts no longer than sixty seconds.If you would like to be one of the featured writers please submit your play by email to screammedia@yahoo.com by Midnight April 30th with the subject line ‘Gi60 10.4.10’For full terms and conditions visit the Gi60 blog www.gi60.blogspot.com 
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30th April

Kings Cross New Writing Award 2013 

Entries may be sent, marked “King’s Cross Award 2013” and accompanied by a £10 entry fee (made payable to CTTC LTD) and a large SAE for return of script, to:

THE COURTYARD THEATRE, BOWLING GREEN WALK, 40 PITFIELD STREET, LONDON, N1 6EU

Please note that telephone calls or enquiries regarding The Kings Cross New Writing Award 2013 will not be accepted.

Enquiries: kingscrossaward@thecourtyard.org.uk

Guidelines for Entry (please see below for full details):

• Up to two full-length plays may be entered per writer
(no e-mail entries, no radio-plays or TV scripts)
• Unpublished and unperformed scripts only
• The Entry Fee is £10 per play (payable to CTTC LTD)
• Plays must be typed or word-processed and clearly laid out with pages
Numbered
• Title page must include writer’s name and full contact details (including
e-mail address). PLEASE DO NOT INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION WHICH
COULD IDENTIFY THE WRITER ON ANY OTHER PAGE OF SCRIPT
• Include two SAEs: one for acknowledgment of entry and one for return of
script (with correct postage)
• Plays must be received by 30th April 2013

http://www.thecourtyard.org.uk/content/25/writers-group

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30th April

Organised Chaos productions – Script call

We are now looking for two new scripts to work with in 2014 for a North West tour.

Your submission must be:
Original, written by you, production ready, not previously produced, have a cast between 1-6, length up to 60 minutes, suitable for studio space.

When you submit your script there will be a £10 administration fee in return for the fee we will:
read your script, consider your script for production and offer feedback.
There will be a three stage process to this. In the first stage we will read the first ten pages of every script we receive – we will then decide if each script should reach the next stage. At the next stage your script will be read by at least two people we will shortlist at the stage. The next stage is where the whole team will read your script. You will receive feedback from every stage your script reaches.
How to apply:Send us your script via email to scripts@organisedchaosproductions.co.uk using the show title and the author as the subject.http://www.organisedchaosproductions.co.uk
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30th April
Courting Drama – The Bush

We are offering you the chance to write a short piece to be included inTheatre Renegade’s Courting Drama event in The Bush Theatre’s Attic.

Every two months, Courting Drama brings together eight handpicked writers and directors to create a new collaborative partnership to bring to life a 20-minute piece of new writing at the Bush Theatre. And they want one lucky IdeasTap member to fill one of the five slots that make up the evening.

Theatre Renegade are looking for a piece lasting between 12 and 20 minutes, which is either an extract from a longer piece or in itself a short piece/playlet. The chosen piece will then be worked through with Theatre Renegade’s Dramaturg, workshopped and finally showcased at the Bush with a professional director and actors as part of Courting Drama.

This brief closes at 5pm on Tuesday 30 April and is open to IdeasTap members based in the UK aged 16 and above.

http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/6cc35e2f-4dc6-4fdf-bc68-a1a100b45df5#Overview

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Ark Theatre

Again we are asking for your scripts to be sent into us to be performed at the next ‘Two By Two: An Evening of New Writing’ Event at Derby Theatre Studio in October 2013.

We have had major success over the last few years with this event and we want this year’s to be even bigger and better.

We are looking for two original scripts that have not been performed or published before. The smaller the cast the better, and even though there is no length restrictions as such, it would be better if the play ran no longer than an hour.

We are looking for something that has the potential to be toured!

Good Luck to everyone entering.

If you have any questions please contact us.

admin@arktheatrecompany.co.uk

http://www.arktheatrecompany.co.uk/

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