The Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting team passionately believe in supporting playwrights to develop their work and take advantage of the opportunities that are out there for anyone interested in playwriting. While our main focus has recently been on the 2013 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting, we want this website to be a wider resource to anyone interested in playwriting. On this page, we will be announcing any opportunities that are open to playwrights in the UK.

While we will be scouring the web and our contacts to bring you news of opportunities, we also need your help, so if you are looking to work with playwrights or you hear of any opportunities or know of companies looking for scripts, please let us know! You can leave details in the form below or email us at bruntwood.prize@royalexchange.co.uk

There are opportunities out there so let’s support each other to open them up to playwrights! We look forward to hearing from you!

  • Staffordshire Hoard Playwriting Competition

    Have your play produced by the New Vic Theatre as part of the HOARD Festival.
    In Summer 2015 the New Vic is producing a festival of plays inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard
    The Staffordshire Hoard:
    The largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork ever found, anywhere in the world,…

    Oct 14. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Royal Exchange Theatre are looking for performers & freelancers!

    An exciting opportunity to perform in SCUTTLERS at the Royal Exchange Theatre in February/March 2015.
    The SCUTTLERS were Manchester’s original gangs. Throughout the 1870s and beyond, the streets of Openshaw, Gorton, Ancoats and Salford were terrorised by rival groups of young mill workers who fought for control with blades, fists,…

    Oct 09. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Observer Mondays at the Royal Exchange Theatre

    Observer Mondays is a unique opportunity for aspiring directors and theatre-makers based in Greater Manchester.
    The Royal Exchange Theatre,  as part of their ongoing commitment to nurture, support and challenge local theatre-makers and artists in the creative and supportive environment of a major producing theatre, are able to offer directors…

    Oct 09. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Give a Statue a Voice!

    Talking Statues Public Writing Competition
    Sing London have commissioned some of the UK’s most celebrated writers and actors to create monologues for iconic statues across London and Manchester. Now it’s the public’s turn to put words into the mouths of statues!
    Four statues are still awaiting the gift of speech!…

    Sep 23. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • tamasha playwrights

    Tamasha Developing Artists (TDA) is soliciting applications for a new playwriting group, Tamasha Playwrights.
    Tamasha Playwrights will meet regularly over a 3 month period from October 2014 and will be led by Tamasha’s new co-Artistic Director (and award-winning playwright) Fin Kennedy.
    See the …

    Sep 23. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Graeae in Partnership with Octagon, Bolton, Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool & The Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

    Graeae Theatre Company  in partnership with The Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse, The Royal Exchange Manchester and The Octagon Bolton bring you Write to Play, a bold new writing initiative committed to developing the skills and experience of Deaf and disabled writers in the North West.
    Fresh from its first year…

    Sep 19. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Edinburgh Roadshow: Tell Northern Stage about your show!

    Northern Stage Edinburgh Roadshows
    Summer 2014 saw Northern Stage embark on their most ambitious Edinburgh venture to date. They moved across to their new venue, King’s Hall, and in addition to supporting more artists than ever before from the North of England, they also broadened their programme to include artists…

    Sep 18. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • The National Theatre bring you new opportunities

    Introduction to Playwriting
    Learn to apply the basic elements of writing for the stage. You will cover areas of playwriting such as character, dialogue, story, ideas and dramatic structure. Workshops and exercises will give you the chance to explore your own writing voice and develop your play idea. At the…

    Aug 12. 2014 | Comments (2)
  • Z-Arts Family Matters Monologues: writer-performers wanted

    Z-Arts are commissioning five writer-performers to create a monologue about family life.
    “Family Matters” will be a series of 5 monologues asking what does a contemporary family look like now and how do we create theatre that reflects and caters for the modern family.
    “Family Matters” is the first platform…

    Jul 25. 2014 | Comments (1)
  • Z-ARTS Digital Writer Fellowship

    Z-arts are offering a Digital Writer Fellowship.
    This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in an innovative interactive digital theatre piece.
    Z-arts have built a reputation for creating contemporary theatre for families which all generations can enjoy, using modern technology and reflecting the delightful diversity of twenty-first…

    Jul 25. 2014 | Comments (1)
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