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Monday, February 18, 2019

Studio Players 6th Annual Play Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Studio Players, Kentucky’s Oldest Community-Involved Theater, located in Lexington, has produced 5 solid, exciting years of engaging, thought-provoking and sometimes hilarious theater, in the form of our 10-minute play festival.  

That said, we are  proud to announce our 6th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, to be performed in July 2019. 

We are looking for 7 strong, entertaining plays to feature so, once again, we are holding a competition. This competition is for 10-minute plays only; it is open to any playwright.  

 The judges will be members of the Studio Players theater community: board members, directors and patrons.

The rules are simple and are as follows:
  1. 
Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.
  2. The play must be a 10 minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long).

  3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10 page script.

  4. To be considered, each script must be received by March 10th.

  5. The contest is open to the first 300 entries received.

  6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts, including a video recording of the production with possible publication on youtube.

That's it! The top 7 scripts (as determined by the judges) will be performed by active members of the Bluegrass theater community. 

Each play will be a fully realized, staged production; each performance showing all winning scripts.  The 7 Selected playwrights will each receive $250 in prize money.


All entries should be sent to: sweftdart@yahoo.com with "10-min play fest" in the header.


22th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is now accepting entries from now until March 15, 2019 for the 22th Annual  Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals! The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter and will once again be calling for short one act (20 minute) plays in any and all genres from all over the country and the world. Please check below for submission guidelines and see how you can enter for a chance to win a cash prize and to see your work produced.

Submission Guidelines:

Each playwright may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.

All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area.

ABSOLUTELY NO email entries will be ACCEPTED for consideration

All Genres are accepted.

Monologues or One Actor plays are not accepted.

Plays should be 20 minutes in length (give or take a minute or two). Page count should be no less than 17, but no more than 22 pages.

There is no maximum limit of characters or sets, but common sense should be used as 5 plays will be produced in one evening.

Number all pages of the scripts, and scripts should be securely bound or stapled in the upper left hand corner.

ALL scripts must be submitted by postal mail ONLY. Can we stress that enough?

Be sure to include your contact information; phone number, email, and mailing address on the title page of the script.

List all characters with a brief character description.

Please include a one paragraph synopsis of the play.

Make SURE all mailed entries are POSTMARKED by March 15, 2019 (the Ides of March)

Scripts cannot be returned.

One hundred dollars will be paid to all playwrights selected for production.

Scripts should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, Texas 77063-4004
Attn: TSW-FOO

Sunday, February 17, 2019

8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL

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Second weekend in October, 2019

The Warner International Playwrights Festival (Torrington CT) recognizes the work of emerging and established playwrights from across the country and around the globe.  The Festival gives playwrights a forum for production of their one-act plays that engage and entertain audiences through exploration of the human experience and the human spirit.

CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Please read submission policy carefully:

  • We invite playwrights to submit plays via electronic script submissions, in standard Samuel French playwriting format - 12 point font, character name centered or 3.5 inches from left margin, 1” margin all around.  Plays should be emailed to:  warnersubmissions@gmail.com 
  • Submitted plays should be one-act plays of no less than 12 and no more than 30 pages long, not including your cover page.
  • Submissions will be limited to the first 150 scripts received.
  • Scripts will be accepted internationally but must be written in English. 
  • Previously produced scripts are accepted. 
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Please remove all playwright identification from the script including name, mailing address and telephone/e-mail.
  • In the body of the email include: 
  • Script Name
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Email
  • Playwright Telephone Number
  • Playwright postal mailing address. 
  • Please do not send a synopsis or playwright resume.
  • Only one submission per playwright will be accepted.   Scripts will not be returned.
  • If your play is selected, you will be notified, via email, of the readers’ selection on/about August 1.
  • Selected scripts will receive minimal-set (table, 4 chairs, 2 cubes), minimal-tech production (lights up, lights down, 2 sound cues) production.  Please be sure your play will adhere to these parameters for production.
  • Selected playwrights receive two free tickets to the festival.
  • Selected playwrights are invited to attend the festival by their own means.  Accommodation recommendations are available. 
  • To be considered for the Warner International Playwrights Festival scripts must be RECEIVED by 11:50pm Eastern Standard Time on June 1; late entries will not be read.
  • For additional information, contact warnersubmissions@gmail.com​

Helen McCloy Scholarship 2019

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What Is It? The Helen McCloy/MWA Scholarship for Mystery Writing seeks to nurture talent in mystery writing—in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting, and screenwriting.

Who May Apply? The scholarship is open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. Membership in Mystery Writers of America is not required to apply. The McCloy Scholarship is intended for serious aspiring mystery writers who wish to improve their writing skills. Applicants should not have received monetary compensation for novels, short stories, non-fiction, screenplays or play scripts in the crime-writing genre.

How Shall the Scholarship Be Used? The scholarship shall be used to offset tuition and fees for writing workshops, writing seminars, or university/college-level writing programs taking place in the U.S. in summer, fall or winter of 2019 or early spring 2020. Applicants must select a specific writing class/workshop/seminar to which scholarship funds would be applied.  To be eligible, the chosen writing program must require the applicant to produce writing and to have writing critiqued. Writing conferences featuring only panels and agent conferences are not eligible.

 What Is the Scholarship Amount? MWA will present two scholarships for up to $500 each. Scholarship checks are issued in late Spring and are made out jointly to scholarship winners and their chosen educational institutions.

 Submission Details Applicants are required to submit:

* ONE Scholarship application form, completed – 2019 McCloy Application Form

* ONE copy of the official description of the writing class/workshop/program (from college catalog, workshop brochure, or other.)

* One copy of a 300- to 500-word essay explaining the applicant’s interest in mystery writing

* One copy of a sample of mystery writing for judging: either a synopsis and 3 chapters from a novel, or 3 short stories, or 3 short nonfiction pieces, or 1 screenplay or 1 play script

The scholarship committee may also require a letter of acceptance and/or syllabus or other documentation from the writing class/workshop/seminar to be attended.

Email all materials in one complete submission package to: McCloy.MWA@gmail.com
Put “submission” in the subject line of the email.

Application Deadline All applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2019. No late applications or emailed applications will be accepted.

Questions? For individual answers and a copy of scholarship FAQs and submission tips (recommended), e-mail the scholarship committee at:   McCloy.MWA@gmail.com

About Helen McCloy Helen McCloy (1904-1994) was a mystery author, editor, publisher, and agent. Creator of psychiatrist sleuth Dr. Basil Willing, McCloy served as president of MWA in 1950, won the Edgar® Award for mystery criticism in 1954, helped to establish MWA’s New England Chapter in 1971, and was named an MWA Grand Master in 1990.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Little Fish Theatre seeks plays for International Beer Day

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Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro, CA, is looking for two to three short plays (12 minutes or less) to stage for a one-night-only event on International Beer Day, Sunday April 7th. The theater would like to award each play selected with a $25 royalty for the playwright.

The content of each script submitted must have to do with beer in some way, shape, or form. The plays will be performed in between rounds of beer tasting and discussion - palate cleansers, if you will. Beer. Play. Repeat. There is no maximum number of submissions per playwright.

Scripts and questions may be submitted to wildbilsky@gmail.com.

Please use the phrase "Beer Play" in the subject line. 

Please submit your script no later than Sunday, February 17th, 2019.

We look forward to reading your submissions, and giving the chosen ones an eager Los Angeles audience!

https://www.littlefishtheatre.org/pond/beer/
https://www.facebook.com/TheLittleFishTheatre/

Philadelphia Women's Theatre Festival 2019

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The Philadelphia Women’s Theatre Festival will take place August 1 -August 5 2019.

PLAYWRIGHT APPLICATION

Please e-mail the site's form, a digital version of your play, a brief introduction letter, and a resume with two references to info@phillywomenstheatrefest.org by March 15th. Playwrights chosen for a staged reading will receive at least one performed staged reading of the play along with response and feedback from industry professionals.

PRESENTED WORK APPLICATION

Please e-mail this form, a digital version of your play, a brief introduction letter, and a resume with two references to info@phillywomenstheatrefest.org by March 15th.

Shawnee Original Playwrights Series seeks one-act and full-length plays

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***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works!

Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.

Beginning with the 2017 season, works  produced previously at any theatrical venue are no longer eligible for consideration.

Original Play Submission Requirements

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 productions. Plays will be read over the summer of 2019 and the winners will be produced in 2020.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.   

Short Plays Should Include:
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

Full Length Plays Should Include:
  • The Full Play  
  • A 30 Minute selection. This a something that could be presented as a representation of your work to our voting committee.
  • Stage directions
  • Synopsis
  • Anything additional you would like the audience to be aware of
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

Submissions must be accompanied by a submission fee and the Shawnee Playwrights Series Form.

Submission Fees are as follows
$25 for Full Length
$15 for One Act/Short Play

***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Click Here For Submission Form

Paper submissions may be mailed to:
Shawnee Original Playwrights Series
The Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware,  PA  18356

Shawnee places no limits on the genre, style, or length of plays submitted.
Production of Winning Play

Responsibility for final production of the play lies solely with Worthington Players.  The director will be chosen by the Executive staff of the Shawnee Playhouse.   No monetary prize or compensation is paid.

Each year, Worthington Players produces original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Relative Theatrics seeks full-length plays

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SUPPORTING NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT IN THE LARAMIE COMMUNITY WITH A SERIES OF STAGED READINGS OF NEW WORKS

We will accept submissions PDF format only. They may be sent to relativetheatrics@gmail.com.

Please include in the body of the email submission:
-Playwright bio (including current home base)
-Short synopsis of the play
-Approximate run time
-Cast size (must not exceed 5 actors; however, fewer is preferable)
-Confirmation of ability to attend the festival
-A short statement expressing why you feel your play is a good fit for Relative Theatrics

We are looking for full-length plays with an estimated run time from 80 to 120 minutes, a small cast, and a single or flexible set that speak to the mission of Relative Theatrics.

Selected plays will receive a staged reading with qualified actors to assist in the development process and a $50 honorarium. Additionally, plays will be paired with a Wyoming singer-songwriter to write and perform original music inspired by the play.

The playwright must be able to attend the festival in May.

Submission period: February 4 - March 3, 2019

Playwrights Voiced occurs in Laramie May 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 2019 in the LPCC Gryphon Theatre.

The Barn Theater Montville NJ seeks one-act plays

DO NOT SEND - THEY HAVE REACHED THEIR SCRIPT LIMIT.

We are looking for original one act plays for our upcoming Solstice Showcase One Act Festival: June 14th - 16th. The event showcases new works of aspiring writers from the NJ/NY area and beyond as well directors and designers.


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Turn to Flesh COCKTAILS & CLASSICS

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Short plays (1-10 minutes), parodies or homages of classical styles, or well-known pieces of art and literature, featuring vibrant roles for women.

Submissions open JANUARY 1, 2019 and close FEBRUARY 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST.

Please keep in mind that any plays sent to us outside of our submission window, or outside our play guidelines, will not be read.  (We are not accepting full-length plays at this time.)

Send submissions in PDF to turntoflesh@gmail.com, with subject line "[Cocktails and Classics 2019] Submission: Play Title, Author Name" as well as a brief cover letter.

Announcements regarding future submission dates are made via our Facebook page and other social media.

The 4th Annual A Light in Dark Places seeks plays

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The 4th annual A Light in Dark Places: A Collection of Plays for Hope in accordance with National Suicide Prevention Week seeks short plays.

Selected plays will receive a six-performance run and a $50 prize.

Performances will be the weekends of Sept. 6th-8th & Sept. 13th-15th at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles in Hollywood.

ALIDP is a nonprofit that uses the arts to bring understanding, resources and hope to those affected by suicide. The plays are to explore the theme of Suicide Prevention with a focus on areas such as the experience of living with mental health conditions, healthy conversations about mental health, suicide loss survivors, and resources for those in need.

Please see the accompanying.pdf produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which will provide some guidance on how these issues may best be safely addressed.

Up to six plays will be selected from the submissions.

Selections will be announced no later than May 15th, directors will then be assigned, and casting will commence in August. A four-week rehearsal period is expected.

To apply, playwrights must submit an original 5 to 15 page, double-spaced script (previously produced scripts, excluding readings, are not eligible) via email to: submit@alightindarkplaces.org.

Applications must be received by 11:59 PM, Sunday April 14th, 2019.

For further information on A Light in Dark Places, please visit www.alightindarkplaces.org.

For further information on the subject of Suicide Prevention, please visit: www.afsp.org.

For further information about Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles, please visit:
http:/www.stellaadler.la

https://afsp.org/creating-light-dark-places/

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Take Ten Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Between Us Productions is seeking 10 minute plays for its 7th annual Take Ten Festival, April 8th - 14th at the Workshop Theater Company’s Jewelbox Theater.

Winner will receive a cash prize and a workshop of a longer production produced by Between Us Productions. Tech rehearsals are daytime on Monday April 8th & 9th. You will receive 2 performances in the evening April 9th - 12th with possible performances on the 13th & 14th (maximum of 4). Between Us Productions will provide performance space, 45 mins to 1 Hour of tech time, a board op, and general festival marketing.

There is no fee to submit, but there is a $150 fee to participate.

Please note, this is a self-producing festival.

Between Us will provide what is listed above and is happy to connect you with directors and provide guidance. Please submit by email by Sunday, February, 17th.

Playwrights’ Revolution 2019



Please note: SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 ARE CLOSED; WE HAVE ACCEPTED 350 SUBMISSIONS AS OF JANUARY 16, 2019.

Every summer Capital Stage presents professional staged readings of new works through our new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. We seek submissions for new plays from December 1 – February 28.

Playwrights and Agents wishing to submit work should refer to our submission deadlines and criteria below.

Please note: Only submissions that follow the steps below will be accepted.

As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created the PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. This series of staged readings seeks to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. These new works are brought to theatrical life through a series of staged readings performed by professional actors in Capital Stage’s intimate theatre. Capital Stage invites audiences to take part in the new play development process by attending readings and participating in post-reading discussion.

Qualifications

Capital Stage is particularly interested in plays that fulfill our mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to the region. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, etc. Musicals, translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are still eligible. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.

The Selection Process

Capital Stage’s competitive selection process consists of two rounds of selection. The first 350 play excerpts submitted during the first round are reviewed. Then, selected playwrights are asked to provide a full manuscript of their play. Finally, Capital Stage invites 4 to 6 playwrights to have their work included in PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION.

Preference will be given to those plays that are aligned with Capital Stage’s mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to our community.

How to Apply

Step 1. Complete the online submission form to provide Capital Stage with information about the playwright and the play.

Step 2. Email your script sample to literarymanager@capstage.org. In order to be accepted, your script sample must be submitted as a single PDF file that meets the following requirements.

File name must be “Author Last Name_Title of Play”
The first page(s) of the file must include: Title of play, character breakdown and descriptions, synopsis of the play
The following pages must be a 10-page sample of the play
DO NOT include the full name of the author on any pages
Please note: Agents submitting on behalf of a playwright may submit full-length manuscripts following these same instructions.

Some recommendations from our literary manager: Make sure that your synopsis sets the reader up to understand what is going on in your sample. Remember that the reader only has this synopsis and the ten pages that you provide to get to know your work, and that is difficult to do if they are confused about the plot. Also, make sure you are submitting the best ten pages of your work! The sample does not need to be the first ten pages of the play; you should select whichever 10-page section you think presents the best argument for why we should want to read the whole thing.

2019 Deadline: Submissions will be accepted only from December 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019. Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit. Only the first 350 submissions will be accepted.

Thank you for your interest!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Kaiser’s Room seeks musical theatre writer(s)

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Kaiser’s Room seeks musical theatre writer(s) to help create our next inclusive, multi-sensory, musical for individuals of all abilities.

Kaiser’s Room intends to create a new show in the Spring/Summer of 2019 utilizing community stakeholders, parents/caregivers, professionals in the cognitive/developmental disability field, and multidisciplinary artists as collaborators to create a show that provides a safe and supportive environment for imagination, connection, and of course fun.

To be considered please submit the following materials:

1) Resumé

2) Cover letter outlining your interest in this particular type of work

3) Writing Sample (no more than 20 pages) AND/OR Links to up to 3 music samples

*If submitting as a writing team please submit #’s 1& 2 for both collaborators.

Kaiser’s Room is a not-for-profit service organization that provides the opportunity for imagination and connection through theatre and dance for students of all ages and abilities. We support the artist community by providing employment that not only is fiscally profitable but feeds the soul. Kaiser's Room cultivates an environment of YES in all programs and interactions by providing safe, supportive, and fun environments for students and artists alike.

East Valley Children’s Theatre (EVCT) is searching for aspiring playwrights

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East Valley Children’s Theatre is searching for aspiring playwrights to become a part of the theatre’s future seasons of performances. Contest rules and prizes are listed below.

  • All plays must be submitted to East Valley Children’s Theatre no later than March 1, 2019.
  • Playwrights must include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number and email address
  • Plays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. (Plays with small casts are not as likely to be chosen for performance; casts of 15 or more are preferred)
  • Plays must be 60-90 minutes in length. Shorter plays may be submitted but will not be considered for a seasonal theatrical production.
  • Plays and musicals must not have been previously performed. They must be original and unpublished.
  • Musicals must include a copy of the music in either manuscript or audio recording format.
  • Playwrights are not required to pay an entry fee.

* The first place entry will receive a $500 cash prize, a stipend for travel, and will be produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in its upcoming season, if it meets all the criteria for performance. Second and third place winners will be announced and recognized.

• Winner will be announced in April 2019.

Send entries to:
East Valley Children’s Theatre
P.O. Box 20514
Mesa, AZ 85277-0514
Or email them to: Karen@evct.org
For more information or questions call EVCT at 480-756-3828.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Shellscrape Theatre Co. seeks full-length plays

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Shellscrape Theatre Co. is a fiscally sponsored non-profit company that produces adapted and original work. Based in NYC, we seek to generate radical and deconstructed performances that encourage a revitalized sense of identity.

We are seeking new full length play submissions and proposals for original work for our 2019 - 2020 mainstage season. For our third season, we are focusing on narratives that explore the absolute extremities of human experience. This encompasses stories from many unconventional walks of life and is broad enough to include even the wildest pieces. Please be advised that we are especially interested in female identifying, non-binary, gender nonconforming, playwrights of color, and LGBTQ+ artists.

Email shellscrapetheatre@gmail.com to submit and include in the subject line, "Play Submission". Our deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2019. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and for more information about our company, visit us at: https://shellscrapetheatrecompany.com/

New Wave Theater Collective "Spring Break" seeks ten minute plays

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We are seeking submissions from writers for our upcoming mixed-media short play festival "Spring Break," taking place at Medicine Show Theater on Friday, March 15th at 7pm. This short play fest is a collaboration with artist Peter Anthony Stults.

THE PROMPT:
Writers will be provided with 4 illustrations by Peter Anthony Stults. They can select any one of the illustrations that speaks to them, and write a 10 minute short play inspired by the image. There are no content or style restrictions--the world is your oyster!

Please email newwavetheatercollective@gmail.com to express your interest in submitting, and we will provide the illustrations!

Submission deadline is Sunday, February 24th at 11pm

Please submit your materials to newwavetheatercollective@gmail.com.

We will be selecting SIX PIECES to showcase. Your piece will be cast and assigned to one of our directors. Rehearsals will be throughout the first two weeks of March.

14th Annual One Act Play Festival (OAPF)

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Presented by Artists’ Exchange
July 11-27, 2019

Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.

Seeking Short Plays: Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children thru seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island from July 11-27, 2019

Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Friday, April 12, 2019. Any plays received or postmarked past April 12th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by the end of May. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit with no performance/royalty fees.

Selected Playwrights: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales and submission fees will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the OAPF for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive at least two (2) complimentary tickets and recognition in the playbill and festival webpage, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided). Performances are not video recorded.

To Submit: Please send all plays to Artists’ Exchange by physical mail or email and include your contact information and play title(s). Playwrights may only submit up to three (3) plays maximum. Contact Festival Artistic Director Jessica Chace with any questions or communications at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

By Mail:
Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission
Artists’ Exchange
50 Rolfe Square
Cranston, RI  02910

By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to Jessica Chace at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

Contact Information:
Jessica Chace, Artistic Director OAPF
jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org
www.artists-exchange.org 

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2019

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The UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting the African-American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms are not allowed.

Click here to download a PDF of the contest flyer 

Prize:

A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright.

A staged reading of the winning script on May 12th, 2019, in the Wagner New Play Festival attended by national theatre professionals.

Travel and housing cost to and from UC San Diego to be present for the performance.

Adjudication:

Finalists and the eventual winners will be selected by a team comprised of the faculty and staff of UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance and invited judges from other theatre facilities, the professional theatre, local media or the UCSD student body.

The decision of the team of adjudicators is final. The UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance reserves the right to select no winner.

Guidelines:

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 13th, 2019. 

The winner will be announced by April 27th, 2019.

Please include with your submission your contact details (name, college email, address, and phone number), play title, number of characters, institutional affiliation, and a one-page story summary.

Submissions:

All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

TASN Short Play Festival 2019

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The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to new play development and will be holding its second annual Short Play Festival for two weekends, and six performances, in October, 2019. The Submission window opens on January 1, 2019 and closes on March 1, 2019, or until three hundred plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of reading, scoring, and debating and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold an all-day Selection Sunday, putting all 24 semi-finalists on their feet. The eight winners will be announced in June 2019, with he top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and no restrictions on content.
Workshops, readings, and one or two previous productions are okay.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit though we ask for an optional $5.00 donation per submission. TASN is non-profit and your tax deductible donation will be used to help defray the cost of producing this Festival which is dedicated to the development of New Work.

Submitting is a two-step process.

First, snail-mail your title page, contact info, and your optional donation (made payable) to The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA, 01950.

Second, email a PDF of your blind script to TASNShortPlayFest @gmail.com . (PDF’s only)
No identifying information on your script please as we want to ensure anonymity during the
judging process. Only after selecting the finalists will the identity of the winners be revealed.

TASN is an award-winning 50 seat black box in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. This Festival will be sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop who collectively have been produced at The Playwrights Platform Summer Festival (15 times), The Boston Theater Marathon (13) The Firehouse’s New Works Festival (10), The Players Ring, Portsmouth (5), Theater Artists Workshop, Norwalk (4), North Park Vaudeville (2), The Fusion Theater’s The Seven, The NYC 15 Minute Festival, the Vortex Theater, Durango Arts Center, Silver Springs Summer Festival, The Player’s Club, NYC, The LIC Secret Theater, and the list goes on…

Bottom line: This Short Play Festival is brought to you by playwrights, for playwrights, and will
be directed and performed by our amazing TASN talent. Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on facebook or go to www.newburyportacting.org for more information.

Sprout Works Harvest Festival seeks short plays

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Sprout Works is seeking submissions for our inaugural short play series, THE HARVEST FESTIVAL

With this night of fully staged new works we strive to elevate playwrights, cultivate collaborative spirit, and join good plays with good people.

Sprout Works is a theatrical production company based in NYC geared toward the creation of new works, community growth, and providing professional opportunities to early career artists.

We are particularly interested in works by female identifying and gender nonconforming individuals, playwrights of color, and queer artists.

GUIDELINES
Manuscripts cannot exceed 18 pages and must be unpublished works.  Short plays are preferred, but excerpts from longer plays may be considered.  Current versions of plays cannot have been previously staged.  Extensive set or props may need to be pared down for the purposes of this production.  We strongly value the privilege and process of development and want to give playwrights the opportunity to work with directors in the rehearsal room, therefore preference will be given to NYC based writers.

HOW TO SUBMIT
Email submissions@sprout-works.com and include the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] - Harvest Festival Submission

Please include your bio, resume (if applicable), a short play synopsis, and any of the play's reading or previous production history.

SELECTED PLAYS
We will put care in reading all submissions and will contact all playwrights by the first week of March, 2019.  If your play is not selected, it may be considered for future development at a later date.

DEADLINE
Plays must be submitted no later than February 14th at 11:59pm.

IMPORTANT DATES
First Read-Through: Friday March 8th*
Dress Rehearsal: Friday March 29th*
Performance: Saturday March 30th

*Dates subject to change

JetFest 2020

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Fee will be waived (with hard copy submissions only) for members of the Dramatists Guild and submissions by legitimate literary agents (not lawyers/attorneys/friends).

Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Jewish Ensemble Theatre.” Contact the theatre should you wish to pay by credit card.

For those submitting digitally – the $15 fee cannot be waived, and will be used to offset printing costs.  The fee may be mailed separately or processed by contacting the theatre.

ELIGIBILITY

JET encourages all playwrights over 18 to submit their work. JET's programming generally reflects issues of social conscience and human rights both in drama and comedy. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us at 248-788-2900.

Entry must be a full length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2020. Cast size of 10 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

ENTRIES ACCEPTED
Submissions will be accepted January 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
(checked by postmark or time stamp).

SCRIPTS
Submit a copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and resume. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

The acceptable electronic format is an Adobe PDF file.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt please attach a self addressed stamped postcard.

CONSENT
The playwright gives the Jewish Ensemble Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talk backs.

The finalists award the Jewish Ensemble Theatre the option to produce any of the finalist plays as part of its main stage season. Finalists must acknowledge the Jewish Ensemble Theatre if/when the script is published

AWARDS
Each of the four finalists will receive a $250 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are read by the entire committee who then select the finalists.

NOTIFICATION
Finalists will be notified no later than December 31, 2019.

SUBMIT TO
Mail:   JETheatre
            JETFest
    P. O. Box 252717
            West Bloomfield, MI  48325.

Email:
C.Bremer@jettheatre.org

QUESTIONS
Contact:
Christopher Bremer, Executive Director
248.788.2900

INDEMNIFICATION
The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Acadiana Repertory Theatre seeks full-length plays

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The Acadiana Repertory Theatre, celebrating our 10th anniversary in 2020, is committed to serve playwrights as a place where they feel they can develop work with a company that has a desire to help in the growth of both the playwright and the play. We strive to create a safe, creative, open environment for our playwrights and, using our own experience, along with the experiences of some of our friends from across the country, we seek to help playwrights create and develop shows that have the best chance of a long life of production. Through developmental readings, developmental productions, and soon, the possibilities of residences, we hope to help, through working with the amazing playwrights we come in contact with, the voices of new American playwrights be heard.

We are now accepting submissions for our 2019 Season, which kicks off in in early February. We accept submissions of full length plays and musicals. In order to be eligible for consideration, submissions:
-Should be no longer than 90 minutes (we occasionally make exceptions)
-Should be full length.
-Should be actor/story forward
-Have minimal technical and set requirements
-Have a cast no larger than 10
-Should have limited to no production history and should not be published. We are looking specifically for work that you are looking to further develop and are looking for playwrights who want to be involved in the process.
-include a cast list and a synopsis

Scripts should be submitted in PDF format to submissions@acadianarep.org

The window for submissions will close on March 15th. 

Playwrights will be notified that their submission has been received as well as if their show has been selected as a finalist or not passed through.

Please note: There are no submission fees nor is there a fee to be a part of the season. Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the process.

To find out more information about us, submissions, or our past work, visit www.acadianarep.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's MID WINTER MADNESS PERFORMANCE EVENT

To celebrate the magic of PERFORMANCE and to get everyone out of their apartments before cabin fever sets in,  we are holding our First Community Performance Event of 2019,

Manhattan Rep's Mid Winter Madness Performance Event!

Seeking fully produced:

  • Short Plays (6 - 15 minutes), 
  • Dance Pieces (3 - 15 minutes) 
  • Songs (2 songs up to 10 minutes), 
  • Stand up Comedy (up to 10 Minutes), 
  • Passionate Poetry Readings (up to 10 Minutes), 
  • and Music Acts (up to a 15 minute set)

for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's

MID WINTER MADNESS PERFORMANCE EVENT

February 21 - 24 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. NYC

  • Each short play, dance piece, singer, comedian, poet, music act get at least two performances if they wish.  
  • There will be a short tech, and a dress rehearsal. 
  • We will run the sound and lights and the logistics. 
  • You simply bring your art to Manhattan Rep and bring it to life!!!  
  • Submit and we will send you your dates and times for your performances and more info.


THERE IS NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.

WE SUPPLY A TECHNICIAN TO RUN THE SOUND AND LIGHTS

And we handle ticketing, posters and more.

To submit:

Your short play:

Forward us the play, running time, brief synopsis. Production history if any.

Your dance piece:

Running time, a brief synopsis or song used. Production history if any.

Song:

Name of Song and running time!  (For the show we will need a backing track or live music.)

Poetry:

Send us your poetry.

Stand up:

Send us a link or eamil an audio file of your work.

Music Act:

Forward us a link or email an audio file of your work

Email it to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com

by February 16, 2019

Please put “MID WINTER MADNESS” in the subject heading.

We will contact you ASAP as to your acceptance.

There is no submission fee.  NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.

10-15 MIN PLAYWRITING COMPETITION - “SYNTROPY: THE SPIRIT OF LOVE"

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Have you ever felt something calling you forward: a purpose towards which you are striving, something you were meant to achieve or become? Did you know that the same principles of physics that describe causality have a second solution, one that describes how the present is influenced by future purposes just as it is influenced by past causes?

In 2015, the ICRL Press published a book by Ulisse Di Corpo and Antonella Vaninni that describes the phenomenon of syntropy, the complementary principle to entropy. We at the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) regard this book, “Syntropy: The Spirit of Love,” as a vital resource for raising awareness of the phenomenon, and are seeking to expand our efforts into the performing arts.

We invite you to submit a script to the inaugural run of the “ICRL Playwriting Competition.” For this event, we are soliciting one-act scripts that can help raise awareness of the principle of syntropy, and its role in human experience. Of the submissions, three scripts will be selected for monetary awards of $50 (third place), $100 (second place), and $200 (first place). Depending on quality and suitability, the first place winner may be contracted to write a full-length play on the subject.

Also, if there are a sufficient number of quality submissions that are well-aligned with the message of “Syntropy: The Spirit of Love,” ICRL will select (approximately) five additional winners to create a one-acts production to be performed at a theater in the greater Baltimore region.

Competition Rules:

  • Scripts will be assessed based primarily on their ability to raise awareness of the principle of syntropy as described in Di Corpo’s and Vaninni’s book. This means the script should: a) clearly relate to and illustrate this topic; and b) do so in a way that will capture and retain an audience’s attention and interest.   Additional information about the book can be found here.
  • Plays should be approximately 10-15 minutes in duration.
  • Aside from the above-mentioned focus on syntropy, there are no limitations on genre or style.
  • Each playwright may submit up to two scripts.
  • There is no entry fee to submit scripts.
  • While there aren’t strict formatting requirements, scripts that are difficult to read will be viewed less favorably (i.e. don’t hurt your chances by making your work difficult to follow).
  • Submissions will be judged blind, so scripts must not contain the playwright’s name or other identifying information.
  •  Scripts are to be submitted electronically to submissions@icrl.org no later than 11:59 pm (east coast, GMT-5) on March 30, 2019. In the submission email, please include the playwright’s name, mailing address, email address, and the title of the script(s) being submitted.
  • We are aiming to announce the winners of the competition in early July, although the specific timetable will depend on the number of submissions received.
  • First, second, and third place awards of $50, $100, and $200 are guaranteed. The contracting of a full-length script from the first-place winner, as well as the determination of whether to produce a one-acts show with a Baltimore theater, is at the discretion of ICRL based on suitability of the submitted scripts.

TheatreWorks 10 Minute Play Festival

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TheatreWorks is accepting submissions for our First Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, "Tales from the Brookside." Submissions MUST be sent via this form NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 14th, 2019. Only submissions sent this way will be accepted. The festival will be held at TheatreWorks New Milford (5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776) June 4 through 8, 2019.

  • A total of twenty 10 minute plays will be selected by our panel of judges from among those submitted.
  • TW Playwrights Workshop, held each Wednesday at 7:00pm at the theatre, is available to help further development of your play. Our doors are open to everyone.
  • The twenty selected plays will be presented once on one of the first three performance dates (Tues. June 4th, Wed. 5th or Thurs. 6th at 8:00 pm).
  • Two plays from each night will move into the semi-finals on Friday June 7th at 8:00pm. Four plays will be chosen from the semi-final performances for the finals on Saturday June 8th at 8:00pm.
  • CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the winners in each category (more to follow as we approach the event)

Rules

Playwrights (or their representatives) are responsible for the production of their plays-including casting, rehearsals, props, etc. TheatreWorks New Milford will provide limited set pieces, lighting/sound equipment and the production staff.

Submissions MUST be received NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 14th, 2019 an typed in standard play-script format, and be no more than ten (10) pages in a font size no smaller than 12-point.  Only plays with running times of ten (10) minutes or less will be eligible for prizes. Plays that run beyond 10 minutes may be subject to disqualification.

Submissions MUST include playwright contact info on the title page. Judging is based on audience/panel of judges combination.

Selectees will be notified BY MARCH 15th, 2019.

Early submissions may receive early notification.

A maximum of two submissions per playwright will be accepted.

Please note: There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting for ALL playwrights and/or their representatives in mid-May 2019. Exact date to be announced when selections are final and playwrights have been notified.

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