The Progressive Playwright Award 2016 is open for submissions i) September 18 - 30, ii) October 1 - 23, 2015.
Due to the success of previous seasons, this autumn the Tron theatre in Scotland is offering playwrights the opportunity to become recipient of the Tron’s new Progressive Playwright Award. The winner of this new award will receive a £2000 bursary to develop their work up to seventy minutes and receive creative and production support to stage a ‘work in progress’ rehearsed reading here at the Tron in June 2016.
The competition is open to playwrights in all stages of their career, but they must be Scottish or based in Scotland.
In January all six 20 minute plays will then be performed as a rehearsed readings in front of an audience and a panel of industry experts. This judging panel will then choose one play to win overall and receive the bursary.
The 29 October production will be directed by Paul Brotherston and open for submissions September 18 - 30, 2015.
The 18 November production will be directed by Joe Douglas. See the Tron website for more information.
BBC Screenplay First Award is looking for bold, original feature film ideas from UK writers with previous credits in theatre, TV or radio but who have yet to have a feature film commissioned. In addition to an Award of £10,000 the winner will receive assistance with development from BBC Films.
The award is open to any writer who resides in the UK on a permanent/full time basis and has at least one professional writing credit of at least 30 minutes in length in theatre, TV or radio (writing credits for short films are not eligible). This opportunity is not open to writers who have previously had a full length feature film produced.
The deadline is 22 October 2015. See the BBC website for more information.