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!

  • 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)
  • Applications open to be a BBC Performing Arts Fellow

    As part of the BBC Performing Arts Fellowship, tutti frutti is seeking an individual who has shown dedication towards a career in theatre for children and who demonstrates potential to take the next step towards a professional career as a playwright for children’s theatre. tutti frutti is a national and…

    Jul 21. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • The Alfred Fagon Award for Best New Play of the Year Submissions Open!

    The Award is open to any playwright of Caribbean or African descent, resident in the UK, for the best new stage play in English.
    The play does not need to have been produced. However, if it has, only plays produced since August 2013 will be considered.
    Each submitted play must…

    Jul 14. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Tamasha Theatre Scratch Night Submissions Wanted!

    Forthcoming scratch night: Friday 5 September
    Call for submissions.
    Deadline: Friday 1 Aug, midday
    Book your tickets for the Scratch from the RichMix Box Office directonline or on 020 7613 7498. £10 / £8 concessions.
    Tamasha is now seeking submissions for its next Scratch event on Friday, 5 September 2014…

    Jul 14. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Tamasha Scratch Night: Community

    Closing date: Fri 1st Aug at midday
    Tamasha is now seeking submissions for its next Scratch event on Friday, 5 September 2014 at Rich Mix, London, E1. Scratch nights provide an opportunity for artists to showcase their work in a professional setting to a public audience.
    Artists are invited to…

    Jul 14. 2014 | Comments (0)
  • Greyscale Play Development Programme

    In association with New Writing North: Greyscale Play Development Programme (GPDP) is a play development programme for theatre writers run by Selma Dimitrijevic, freelance writer and director and Artistic Director of Greyscale. It aims to support four writers to develop a full length play, through a series of activities and…

    Jun 27. 2014 | Comments (0)
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