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Other Opportunities and Events

PANDA Rural Touring Pitch Opportunity

PANDA is inviting applications from artists and companies interested in developing work for Rural Touring. Successful applicants will gain the opportunity to pitch, gain feedback and introductions to a panel of rural venue promoters and producers. There is the opportunity for work to be selected for touring menus or for promoters to offer further mentoring to enable artists to develop their work for the rural circuits.

Deadline for applications: 10am Thursday 19th January 2012

Shortlisted applicants informed by: Wednesday 25th January 2012

Pitches in Lancashire: Monday 6th February 2012


For more information and an application form please email Anne-Marie Crowther:

Menagerie - one page play-a-thon

Deadline: 19th January 2012

To enter, email your one-page-play to before
19th January 2012.  The plays can be about ANY subject. The only RULES are:1 Page of A4 only (10-12 point text)

 We also have a YOUNG WRITERS category this year, so if you are aged 14-18, send in your entry. Just clearly mark the subject of your email as a YOUNG WRITERS entry.

Pitch Party, Library Theatre Company

Deadline: 20th January 2012

This unique competition, supported by The Library Theatre Company and The Lowry Studio, is all about finding exciting new stories that can be told in exciting ways.

Laced Banana - Call for Submissions

Whether you have a finished short script, a scene from a longer play you wish to develop, or just the bare bones of an idea - we want to see them.

£500 Snookered response bursary available

Tamasha is offering the opportunity for an artist(s) to present a response to Snookered part of our Small Lives, Global Ties season - you could be an actor, director, writer, film-maker or group of artists presenting a piece of writing, performance poetry, actors' response etc.

The work will be presented on the TDA Networking night at The Bush Theatre in the auditorium on the Snookered set on Monday 5 March before the show (6pm - 6.45pm).

How to apply:

Write 300 words briefly describing your proposed response, include your CV (and for any other artists involved) and complete our Data and Equal Opportunities Form (attached under Casting) and send to Felicity at

To inform your proposed response, please look at all the Snookered information on our website here including the background to the show, promo video and interview with Ishy the writer on our blog. The selected artist(s) will be given the script, and be able to interview the writer Ishy Din.
Note for film-makers: we will be using projection as part of the show onto part of the set so any film could potentially be presented like this. Tamasha will discuss the logistics with any selected artist.

Deadline: Monday 30 January, midday

Who's behind the wheel? A digital video project

Deadline for entries: 17th February 2012

To coincide with the premiere of Ishy Din's new razor sharp play Snookered, Tamasha is inviting video submissions from around the world about the people who transport you on a daily basis. Taxi drivers, bus drivers, train drivers, rickshaw riders... you name it! If they're somehow involved in getting people from A to B then we want to hear their stories and find out ‘Who's really behind the wheel'!

"I used to be a taxi driver that wrote and now I'm a writer who drives a taxi!"
Ishy Din, writer of Snookered

The videos will be showcased in an online gallery and discussion and interaction around the pieces will be encouraged and integrated with Tamasha's online community. This is a fantastic opportunity to have your work seen by a wide international audience and be part of a highly anticipated show touring all over the UK.

Selected videos will be used in an interactive project installed in selected theatres/arts venues alongside Snookered. Videos can be any length of up to 3 minutes. The brief is open to interpretation and we welcome all genres and styles; whether you shoot it on a mobile phone or hire in a film crew, the important thing is that you have a good story to tell about who's really behind the wheel.

Download full information and application pack here and attached

Deadline note: Submissions received by the 17th February will be considered for inclusion in the interactive installation which will be displayed in the Bush Theatre's foyer during the London run of Snookered. We will be receiving submissions to be included in the online gallery until 5th April 2012.

Decathlon: High Jump

Deadline: 28th February

In May Talking Birds will be working with Capital Plays and Writing West Midlands, to stage a night of short performances at mac, Birmingham. We are looking for 5 minute pieces (stories, monologues, plays) which engage with the high jump, either metaphorically, or literally. The plays or stories need to be completed - we're not looking for part-works, or works in progress - but which are fully realised by, and embrace, the 5 minute form.

People`s Play Award 2012 open for submissions

Deadline: 31st May 2012

The People's Theatre and New Writing North are pleased to announce the return of the People's Play Award. This biennial competition is run to find an exciting new play that will be produced for one week in the studio theatre at the People's Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, in November 2012. The winning writer will receive an award of £2,000.


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