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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

NYCPlaywrights Podcast: The Supernatural episode is here

Check out the latest episode of the NYCPlaywrights Podcast - this time on the theme of The Supernatural. 



In this episode we:
  • explore aspects of Orson Welles infamous version of World of the Wars, including his interview with H. G. Wells which was recorded in 1940 - both men try to downplay the panic response to the broadcast because Hitler was attempting to use it for anti-democracy propaganda;
  • hear the reading of the very creepy LOVERBOY by Michael Jalbert and the interview with the playwright afterwards in which we talk about how Roy Cohn's career as a character in ANGELS IN AMERICA has evolved thanks to his connection to Donald Trump as well as how real life provides its own supernatural horror.

You can check out the podcast web site at www.playwrightspodcast.com

NYCPlaywrights Podcast call for scripts: writers on writers

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The next NYCPlaywrights Podcast will be on the theme of writers - it's very meta. This is for the next podcast which is on the theme of Playwrights Institutions (like the Dramatists Guild).

These are the submission rules:
  • The deadline is Wednesday, October 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • There is no fee for submission 
  • The script must have something to do with the writers.
  • The submission can be one monologue or one ten-minute play or a ten-minute excerpt from a larger work.
  • The monologue can only be one page long. 
  • The ten-minute play or ten-minute excerpt cannot be longer than 10 pages.
  • The submission should be sent by email, with the script itself as a file attached to the email as a PDF file.
  • Send the script to hello@playwrightspodcast.com
  • All rights will remain with the playwright. 
  • Only one submission per playwright.
  • The script must be submitted by the author of the script, no agents or others may submit. 
  • Make sure you have your name and your email address on the script. 
  • The monologue or play may be submitted by any writer in the world but must be in English
  • It's OK if the play or monologue has been produced before. But not published.
  • The NYCPlaywrights decisions are final.
  • We will notify submitters of the decisions and announce the winning monologue and/or play on the NYCPlaywrights web site by Sunday November 3.
  • A recording of the play will be included in the next NYCPlaywrights Podcast.
If you have any questions write to us at hello@playwrightspodcast.com


New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts

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New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts for young audiences for our 22nd season, June 2019. The final date that submissions for 2019 will be accepted is October 31, 2018.

Submission Guidelines:

In your email submission, please include your name, the name of the play, and where we can contact you.

Also include in your submission your goals for the week of development – questions about the script you hope to answer, characters you want to further develop, story areas you want to look closer at, etc. Scripts received without goals are automatically disqualified, as this is an important part of our process.

If you are submitting an adaptation, we ask that you include proof that the original author has agreed to you adapting their work.

Finally, also rank, from most to least preferred, the development week that works best for you. We cannot guarantee a preferred slot, but this information will help facilitate the scheduling process once scripts are selected. The 2019 series is slated to run in three one-week segments: June 2-9, June 9-16, and June 16-23.

Please note that we only accept previously unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts. If your script has had a fully produced production, we cannot accept it. We accept musical submissions, but do not generally develop a musical every season. If you are uncertain if your script meets this requirement or believe there is cause for an exemption, feel free to contact us (David Montgomery or Teresa Fisher).

We welcome scripts of any cast size, but are limited to 10 actors due to the size of our stage. If your script requires more than 10 actors, include doubling suggestions with your submission.

To submit your new previously unpublished and unproduced play for young audiences for consideration in our 2019 series, send your script between July 1 and October 31, 2018, to Producer/Production Manager, Teresa Fisher - taf263@nyu.edu

We reply to all submissions within 7 days of receiving them.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Youth Theatre Press seeks submissions

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Submissions are being accepted for the 2019 catalog of Youth Theatre Press, an independent publisher and licensor of plays for young audiences.

Submissions are open to plays for children and youth (all ages) especially those with diverse genders and themes that speak to today’s young people. Contemporary topics, historical pieces and plays that break new ground are encouraged.

Playwrights are asked to submit electronically at submissions@youththeatrepress.com.
Attach a brief synopsis and the manuscript as a PDF.

For musicals include mp3 samples of the score.
 
Many of today’s youth plays are not being published and those that are find themselves lost in a large catalog of various quality. To correct this mistake Youth Theatre Press, LLC was formed to publish a select group of plays for young audiences.

Plays for all ages from preschool to teens, various time lengths and styles, no restrictions to cast size.

  • Contemporary topics
  • Historical pieces
  • Adaptations
  • Unique points of view
  • Plays that break new ground

While we are interested in adaptations of classic stories, please submit only those that treat the subject in a new way or different approach.

We appreciate plays that have had previous productions. We are also interested in plays that have yet to receive their premiere production.

We look forwarded to reading your work.

Questions concerning submissions can be found at youththeatrepress.com.

Normal Ave Reading Series seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: November 5th, 2018

Submit online at https://www.normalave.org/napseries

Normal Ave is proud to announce the NAPseries, a brand new festival of new plays, featuring 29-hour workshops of six new plays, networking events, and more.

The reading series will be led by Normal Ave’s newly appointed Literary Manager, Kylie Brown (Lifespan of a Fact) & Artistic Associate, Andrew Garrett (NYTW). The festival will feature three parties, six shows, twelve readings, hundreds of artists, and most importantly, you, the playwright.

This week is all about letting you be just the playwright. We'll take care of the rest. Participating playwrights will be provided with rehearsal and reading space, receive support developing the team and cast for their show, as well as access to the entire festival.
Make theatre. Make connections. Make it happen. We’ve got you.

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 5th
Festival Dates: February 4th-17th
Submission Requirements:
-Currently only accepting full length plays (No musicals at this time)
-Must be 18 years or older to participate
-Must be available to be in NYC during the festival

2019 Inge Festival New Play Lab

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The New Play Lab at the annual William Inge Theater Festival is a partnership between the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College.

The 4th Annual New Play Lab seeks to connect 20 playwrights with the national theater community through during the 38th Annual William Inge Theater Festival,  May 22-25, 2019.

Selected playwrights receive a professional public staged reading of their play, feedback from national theater artists on their script, exclusive playwriting masterclasses with master playwrights, and full access to all private and public festival events.

This year the festival will honor playwright Octavio Solis with the 2019 Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award.

Interested playwrights are invited to submit a 10 minute or one-act play (no more than 30 minutes, no more than four actors) to be included in the New Play Lab.

The playwrights receive:

  • A professional staged reading of their play with an audience
  • Feedback on their play facilitated by national theater professionals 
  • Exclusive playwriting masterclasses with master playwrights (including festival honoree Octavio Solis and a Dramatist Guild Fund Traveling Master playwright)
  • Opportunities to meet with theater professionals from across the country
  • VIP passes to all festival events

Applications are due by midnight on Nov. 22, 2018, with notification by Jan. 18, 2019.

The submitted plays will be blind reviewed (the playwright’s name will not be revealed) by a panel of national theater professionals.

Requirements

Submit a play

  • Playwrights may submit either a 10-minute play or one act play, no more than 30 minutes read-time - not page count. (Plays that are longer than 30 minutes will be disqualified).
  • Plays should require no more than 4 actors. The play may be designed to have actors play multiple roles. If that is the case, doubling must be indicated in the character list.
  • Plays must be submitted in a PDF format.
  • Plays may not include the author’s name or contact information anywhere on the script
  • Playwrights may only submit one play per festival. 

Attend

Playwrights are required to attend the festival. If you cannot attend, you are ineligible to apply.
Each playwright is required to attend the Playwright Masterclass with honoree Octavio Solis and the masterclass with the Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master playwright. The Masterclasses will take place on Thursday and Friday mornings May 23 and 24.

Each playwright is required to attend the reading of their play during the Play Lab. The Play Lab readings will take place on Thursday and Friday, May 23 and 24.

More details will be sent out to those accepted.

Travel, transportation, and lodging.

Playwrights who are chosen are required to attend the festival in-person starting Thursday morning, May 23rd through Saturday evening, May 25.

Each playwright is responsible for their own travel, transportation, and lodging needs. Subsidized housing on-campus at Independence Community College is available upon request. (Complementary transportation to and from the Tulsa Airport is available upon prior arrangement.)

Conference Fees.

Conference fee is $175 and includes a number of VIP events that are not open to the general audience. Playwrights are responsible for their own conference registration fees.

Benefits

Professional Public Reading Playwrights will receive a professional public reading of their play, as well as feedback from national theater artists.

Exclusive Seminars and Masterclass The Play Lab Playwrights receive at least two exclusive opportunities to take masterclasses from a master playwright, including a masterclass with the 38th William Inge Festival Honoree Octavio Solis.

Festival Celebration Play Lab Playwrights will have full access to four days of all public and private festival events, including the 2019 award and tribute to the honoree, the other play lab readings, productions, social events, workshops, panels, and much more.

Application Guidelines

All applications must be submitted online: https://kansascaic.submittable.com/submit/96278/new-play-lab

All scripts must be submitted in PDF format.

Your title page may not have any identifying information -- no author name or address -- or it will be disqualified.

Give your script file the name 2019 + TITLE (for instance, 2018 Bus Stop.pdf).

The script length should be no longer than 30 minutes of stage time and require a maximum of 4 actors.

Applicants must enter a short synopsis of their play as it might appear in the Play Lab program. (Maximum 100 words.)

Applicants must also enter a summary of how they think their play would benefit from a Play Lab reading and panel response. (Maximum 200 words).

If you have any questions about the residency, feel free to email program coordinators directly: playsubmissions@ingecenter.org  

Theatre Suburbia Mellerdramer 2019

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Theatre Suburbia, Northwest Houston's longest running all volunteer playhouse, is looking to produce a new Summer Mellerdramer in 2019.

Our theatre has produced crowd pleasing mellerdrammers each summer for many years. We have worked with published scripts like Little Nell the Orphan Girl by Nelson Goodhue, Deadwood Dick by Tom Taggert, Rascality on the Rig by William S Davis, and Curse of an Aching Heart by Herbert E Swayne as well as unpublished works by Eddie Cope, Paul Hager, Dave Brandl and other local writers.

Theatre Suburbia invites the playwriting community to submit new unpublished scripts for consideration. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019.

GUIDELINES
To qualify for consideration, the scripts should conform to the following guidelines:
• The script must have a running time between 90 and 120 minutes.
• The script should have 2 acts with one intermission.
• The main characters (villain, hero and heroine) should make their stage entrances within the first 10 pages of the script.
• The script should contain from 8 to 12 characters. Characters must be a minimum of 10 years old. Remember: children can be difficult to cast and this may affect final selection.
• The scripts should contain asides (in mellerdrammer fashion) for the characters. The villain should have the most, followed by the hero and heroine, and remaining cast should have a few. The asides help generate the audience responses for the main characters - boos and hisses for the villain, oohs and ahs for the heroine, and of course cheers for the hero.
• This is to be a family type show so absolutely no vulgar, offensive or suggestive language is allowed.
• Set requirements should be simple with a minimum number of locations (house, yard, street scene, etc) because the show is to be performed in the round and the popcorn must be easily cleaned after each performance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Any agreed to production can be subject to Royalty, and will be subject to written contractual agreement between Playwright and Theatre Suburbia.
• Author may, at the theatres discretion, have limited input into the producing of the script. The director and Theatre Suburbia have final authority on the production i.e. casting, set etc.
• The script should be submitted to Theatre Suburbia, Inc., attention Doris Merten, 4106 Way Out West Dr, Suite N, Houston, TX 77092. No later than January 31, 2019. If the script is to be returned if it not accepted, please enclose a self-address envelope for the return. Scripts may be submitted via email to info@theatresuburbia.org.
• For questions or clarifications a message may be left on Line #4 for Doris, at 713-682-3525 or via e-mail at info@theatresuburbia.org. attn: Doris Merten We welcome your scripts.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight short original plays

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Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight short original plays to be considered for production in June of 2019 as part of our 18th annual 10-minute play festival. This year, the theme is THE LIBRARY.

The competition is open to all playwrights who wish to submit a play. Eight plays will be selected and performed from among all the submissions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES:

1. Your play must fit the theme – THE LIBRARY– or it will not be considered.
2. Your play must fit our theater and its performance space.
3. We require internet submissions in MS Word or PDF.
4. When formatting your play, we ask that you follow our style sheet.
5. We are looking for NEW plays. Please do not send us anything that has previously been produced.
6. Your play must contain at least two (2) characters, but no more than four (4).
7. Heartland Theatre Company has a pool of actors ranging in age from 18 to 80. Make sure that your characters can be played by actors within that range.
8. Your play should consist mainly of dialogue, not monologues.
9. No children’s plays, musicals, or plays which were previously chosen as winners in any Heartland Theatre playwriting competition will be considered.
10. Do not put your name on the play itself, as submissions are judged blind. Make sure your title and page numbers appear on every page of the play, however.
11. If your play cannot be considered for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible. If, in the judges’ opinion, the problem is easily fixable and the play otherwise has merit, we may ask you for revisions. Asking for revisions is completely up to the judges. If you’d like to see what criteria the judges consider, please read the Judging Sheet (PDF or Word).
12. Those plays which win and are staged will be videotaped for archival purposes.
13. No contracts beyond the guidelines mentioned here will be offered.
14. Only one entry will be accepted from each playwright.
15. Your play must be written in English.
16. Keep your play under ten minutes in length.
17. Remember that something has to happen in those ten minutes.
18. MAKE IT GOOD!

All entrants must complete and submit

Heartland Theatre 10-Minute Play Entry Form.

You must attach your script in MS Word format (preferred) or PDF when you send the entry form.

If you have any questions, please email playfest@heartlandtheatre.org

DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 1, 2019.

 Finalists will be notified approximately March 10. Winners will be announced approximately March 31.

2019 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES: June 6,7,8 | 13,14,15,16 | 20,21,22,23 | 27,28,29 – 2019 

Theatre inspiraTO's 14th Playwriting Contest

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Deadline to submit: Nov. 20, 2018, 11:59 pm EST. 

This year's creative challenge: Outcast

The play must be a ten-minute play. The theme of "Outcast" must be an integral part of the play.
Outcast (definition): a person who has been rejected by society or a social group or cast out
The story can be a comedy, a drama, a parody, absurd or anything in between (in English only). We also accept musicals. Please note: if you are sending a musical please include an audio recording of the music. The contest is open to anyone, in any part of the world, without geographic or age restrictions.

You must submit online (scroll to the bottom of the page) by November 20, 2018, 11:59 pm E.S.T.  There are no fees. Once you submit you will be taken to a page confirming that we have received your submission. You may only submit one play.

  • The cover page should have the title of the play, the playwright's name and the list of characters. 
  • The pages should be numbered. 
  • The format should be easy to read. 
  • Please name your attachment with the title of your play. 

We accept previously produced plays (but not plays that have produced at inspiraTO before). The playwright must own the rights to the play up to June 9, 2019 (i.e. the script cannot be owned by a publisher).

Scroll to the bottom of the page and fill in the form. Once you fill in the form, attach your play and hit SUBMIT. You will be notified that your play has been received.

We are particularly interested in scripts that aren't afraid to make bold choices: quality writing backed by imaginative staging.

What will happen

The plays will be selected by a committee from the Toronto theatre community. If selected, your play will be performed in Toronto, Canada from May 30 - June 8, 2019. Between fifteen to twenty four, ten-minute plays will be selected and performed. 1st Prize: $500 CDN. Should your play be selected for inclusion in the festival, you are giving the non-exclusive right to Theatre inspiraTO to produce and perform the play in the 14th Annual inspiraTO Festival in Toronto (Canada's largest ten-minute play festival), in May and June 2019. The inspiraTO Festival will find the cast, crew and market your play. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

Only those playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by January 1, 2019.

What does a good ten-minute play need?

A ten-minute play is distinct from a sketch, or a skit; it is a compact play, with a beginning, middle and an end. You need a character facing obstacles in pursuit of some specific goal. You need rising action, conflict, and a climactic moment and your play must tell a complete story.

Generally speaking, scripts (including the stage directions, character names and dialogue) that are over 1,900 words are more than ten minutes long on stage. This does not mean that all plays under 1,900 words are under ten minutes, so be wise: use Word Count and read the play out loud while timing the length (including all pauses). You don't want your hard work rejected because it was too long.

Get inspired. See your story come to life!

InspiraTO's Playwriting Contest form - click here

Manhattan Rep's Winter One Act Play Competition. $1000 prize for Best Short Play Production.

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Seeking fully produced one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to perform)
7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRTʼs WINTER ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2019

JAN. 9  - FEB. 2, 2019 at Manhattan Rep, 17-19 West 45th St. NYC

FIRST PRIZE for BEST PLAY: $1000

EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF THREE PERFORMANCES,

(And an additional 3 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS.)

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

To submit your one act play production please email:

The complete play in .pdf file format,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the approximate running time of the play,
the set and lighting requirements,
the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com
by Monday December 3 , 2019

Please put “Winterl One Act Play Competition” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 3, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Each play will be given a MINIMUM of THREE performances, with THREE more performances if your play moves on to the finals.

Once accepted, there will be a $175.00 participation fee.

There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.

Follows is an overview of how the competition will be run and what will be expected from each creative team participating. We have run these competitions now for a number of years now and they are always great fun, and pretty exciting too.


Seeking submissions for "Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2019"

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Deadline December 31, 2018

This year's theme: 2 OPPOSITE ENDINGS

This is Sundog Theatre's 17th annual presentation of new and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

Guidelines:
--Original plays not previously produced/published, with a signed note affirming that.

--10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry.

--Contemporary, involving 2-3 characters and requiring no special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting.

--No overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

--No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

--As in life, a little humor is good.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Plays should be written with 2 brief endings. The endings should be 1-2 pages each
and have an opposite story line.  One character will break the 4th wall-in character-
explain briefly the two ending choices, and ask the audience to vote on which one they wish to see.

Remuneration:Six authors will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five February/March 2019 performances in Staten Island.

Submission:
--Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and contacts) to: Sundog Theatre, "Scenes 2019", PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301
--Include the title of the play on each page.
--Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, a 70-word bio and also full resume of the author.
--Should be postmarked from now until no later than December 31, 2018.
--Do not submit plays electronically.
--Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org.  Susan Fenley, Producer

Notification:
Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog's website early in 2019.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Writers’ Round Table 2019

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The Joust is now accepting applications for our 2019 Writers' Round Table, a developmental playwriting group.

We are seeking playwrights to submit proposals for in-process, unproduced plays that re-imagine and/or subvert systemic norms (political, societal, religious, etc.). The Writers' Round Table will meet 2 times per month over a 9 month period to develop their plays with constructive feedback from other playwrights, a developmental workshop with actors, and dramaturgy from the artistic staff of The Joust, culminating in a reading festival produced by the Joust Theatre Company. Playwrights will receive a modest stipend for participating in the Round Table.

 How do I submit?

Please send the following in PDF form to JoustLiterary@gmail.com with the subject line "Writers' Round Table - YOUR NAME":

- A writing resume with your contact information

- A one-page artistic statement. Tell us what you're interested in exploring through your next play, what the Writers' Round Table can help you with, and how this project fits with our mission statement.

- If this is a project you have already begun work on, send us a few pages to give us a sense of the piece. If not, please provide a detailed summary of the project.

- A completed play that you feel best showcases your voice.

Please note that the Round Table will function at its best if everyone involved is present in person for every meeting, so if you have any conflicts spanning more than three consecutive weeks in the 2019 calendar year, please note that in your application.

Applications are due by Sunday, November 11th, 2018

10ft Tall submission guidelines

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10ft Tall are now accepting script submissions! As a company, we are always on the lookout for fresh, new voices with something to say. We wish to hear from anyone who feels they have pieces that will help deliver a quality and unique experience to audiences in the North East of Scotland.

Criteria

We are particularly interested in this type of work:

- We welcome both published and unpublished submissions. As well as brand new plays and pieces that have been performed previously.

- We are particularly interested in plays with a cast between 1-5 characters.

- Tells a story that is relevant and applicable to the North East of Scotland.

- Challenges the ideas and conventions of what theatre can be.

How can I submit?

Submissions should be sent to 10fttalltheatre@gmail.com with the heading 'Script Submission'. In the body of the email, please provide a brief synopsis of your play, as well as a breakdown of your experience as a writer. Please attach a PDF version of your script. ​

Please note our team are unable to give individual feedback on pieces at this stage. We will be in touch if we're in the position to take things further with your script.

Friday, October 19, 2018

TBT seeks plays by Latinx writers featuring Latinx characters

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​TBT is dedicated to producing staged readings of full-length new work. For our purposes, "new work" means that the play has never been fully produced. Previous readings and workshops do not render the piece ineligible. We are creating a forum for conversation, and as such we are seeking plays that raise questions about pertinent social, political, or environmental issues of our time.

The next call for submissions is open through October 31. We are seeking plays by Latinx writers, featuring Latinx characters. As always, submitted plays should touch on pressing social, political, and/or environmental issues.

At the beginning of November, we will commence our play selection process. We will announce the chosen play in January. The reading will take place in Santa Ana, California in Spring 2019. While we highly encourage playwrights to attend the reading of their play, we understand that it may be impractical or impossible in some cases and do not require it. We encourage both local and non-local playwrights to submit.

In addition to a desire to foster conversation within our diverse community, TBT also seeks to support new voices in American theatre and local artists. As such, the playwright of the selected work will receive a writer's fee and will not be responsible for the payment of actors and directors nor the rental of spaces. Please note that TBT cannot provide any additional funds for travel or lodging, though we may be able to help arrange either.

To submit your play for consideration, click this SUBMISSION FORM link. Be prepared to answer some basic questions about you, your play, and the important issues your story addresses. You will be asked to upload your full script in PDF form, and we ask that you include a title page and use the file name format LASTNAME_TITLE.pdf.

PLEASE READ THESE ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES CAREFULLY. ANY SUBMISSION THAT DOES NOT FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. These guidelines will also be posted directly on the submission form.

Talk Back Theatre currently accepts submissions via Google Forms. If you do not have a Google account or prefer not to submit through Google, you may email us for an application form to submit to us directly. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR SCRIPT WITHOUT AN APPLICATION FORM. It will not be accepted.

1. Submissions must address or highlight a pertinent social, political, or environmental issue.
Use your best judgement when selecting a play. Think about what important issues the audience and panel might discuss after the reading. Examples of topics might include immigration, women's rights, gun violence, political corruption, racial justice, disability rights, or LGBTQIA* equality, just to name a few.

2. Playwrights should identify as Latinx and the play should feature at least one Latinx character.
This time around we are seeking plays specifically representing a Latinx voice. Please do not submit your work unless you identify as Latinx.

3. Plays must be in English or up to equal parts English and Spanish.
We are not currently accepting submissions that are Spanish-only, but encourage scripts that are bilingual.

4. Submissions must be full-length plays.
This includes plays of one or more acts that are not significantly shorter that 75 pages. We are seeking plays that are over one hour in performance. This excludes 10-minute plays, stand-alone scenes, and one-act plays significantly shorter than 75 pages. We do not currently accept musicals.

5. Submissions must be unproduced scripts.
For our purposes, previous workshop performances or staged readings do not count as productions.

6. Submissions must NOT be one-person shows.
Talk Back Theatre is not currently producing readings that feature only one performer, even if that piece fits the other guidelines listed.

7. Submissions should NOT rely heavily on extensive movement/dance or media (projections, music, etc.).

Scripts are not disqualified for including any of these elements. However, our readings have minimal blocking and we cannot accept scripts that require dance or other serious movement (including fight choreography), nor can we accept scripts the require projections or other media, including music. If you do not believe your script can or should be presented without any of these elements, please choose a different play to submit.

SOUND BITES 6.0 seeks 10-minute musicals

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  • Theatre Now New York (TNNY) will ONLY be accepting online submissions.
  • The submissions will be accepted beginning  SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 until FEBRUARY 1, 2019 at Midnight -- Any request for an extension must be received before the February deadline at soundbites@tnny.org and approval is not guaranteed.
  • There are NO FEES to submit and NO participation FEES if your show is accepted.
  • Please feel free to contact us at soundbites@tnny.org with any questions.
  • There is no limit to the number of musicals that an individual may submit, but each musical must be submitted separately.
  • Scripts must be submitted in Word or PDF format and must have a cover page with the project name, names of all members of the creative team and contact information of one primary contact person. Music file(s) of song(s) should be uploaded at the time of submission. Please also upload bios of all creative team members and a production history of the piece submitted, if any.  Finally, a letter from a theatre professional recommending your work must also accompany your submission.
  • Ten finalists will be chosen to present their musicals.
  • Each entry must be no more than 10 minutes.  It can be either a stand-alone musical or an excerpt from a larger full-scale musical or another performance piece that includes music.  If it is an excerpt, the excerpt is strongly encouraged to have a beginning, middle, and end and able to stand on its own.
  • The top ten finalists will need to be hands-on responsible for producing their own musical with the TNNY staff regardless of whether they live in NYC or not. 
  • Each musical finalist will be responsible for direction and casting of their own piece.  TNNY will help in casting and securing a director, if needed.
  • TNNY will work with you on your production helping you throughout the process. TNNY will provide up to 20 hours of rehearsal time 2 weeks prior to SOUND BITES.  Any additional or prior rehearsals needed will be your responsibility.  TNNY will provide the venue and will run the final rehearsal run-thru of all the pieces and the tech rehearsal on the day of the performance.  TNNY will also provide assorted stage cubes, stage chairs and electric keyboard. Your team, your director, and cast will be responsible for costuming & providing props and any simple scenic elements needed for your show. Your team is responsible for any and all expenses not provided by TNNY as listed here.
  • All actors, dancers, and singers must be off-book.
  • TNNY handles publicity, promotion and ticket sales.
  • Performance dates will be in the SPRING of 2019.  Based on venue availability we expect the performance date to be a Monday evening in late May 2019, subject to change.
  • If you have other questions please look at our F.A.Q. page first.  Please submit any other specific questions not covered to soundbites@tnny.org.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Discount tickets: KENNEDY: BOBBY'S LAST CRUSADE


Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade

A New American Play
Theatre at St. Clement’s
423 West 46 Street, NYC 10036

http://www.KennedyBobbysLastCrusade.com

Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade follows Robert F. Kennedy during the fateful 1968 presidential campaign, from his announcement of his intention to enter the race in March, to his last speech on June 4th at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. This New American Play contains many of his most famous and impactful speeches as well as the private and more personal moments of those four tumultuous months of the campaign.

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: November 1 - December 9

SPECIAL OFFER:

$33 tix (reg. $55) from 11/1 to 11/7

$39 tix (reg. $65) from 11/9 to 12/9
ONLINE: Visit www.KennedyBobbysLastCrusade.com and use code KNDYGEN
PHONE: Call (866) 811-4111 and mention code KNDYGEN


RESTRICTIONS: All sales are final - no refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offers. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Performance schedule subject to change. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice.

M. T. Pockets Theatre One-Act Play Contest 2018

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Winning One Acts will be presented in the 6th Annual One Act Festival
February 7-10, 2019

SCHEDULE

November 16, 2018 - Deadline for submissions

All entries MUST be submitted online

December 21, 2018 - Winning submissions announced

RULES AND GUIDELINES

Limit TWO entries per playwright.

Each entry must:
1. Be unpublished, with 3 or less productions (excluding readings, self-productions
     and/or contest productions).
2. Require two to four (2 to 4) characters.
3. Be no more than 10 minutes in running time.
4. Require minimal props and costumes excluding the title and cast pages.
5. Be no more than ten (10) pages long.
Questions, contact Festival Director Mara Monaghan
Mara.Monaghan@mtpocketstheatre.com

The Richard Rodgers Awards 2019

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Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

These awards, created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development qf the musical theater, subsidize fall productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprqfit theaters in New York Ciry qf works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury qf the American Academy qf Arts and Letters.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of innovative and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening, and it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.

The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may  not  be  submitted  again,  in  another  year,  even  if substantially revised.

Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.

An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances  and  at  the  discretion of the jury, applicants who have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances  by a for­ profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.
SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL


The name(s) of the author(s) must be blocked out on each of the items submitted,  with the exception of the application form. Write only the title of the work on the script, plot summary, CD.

Entry must include four items:

Script with lyrics, preferably not bound. Binder clips, folders, or loose pages are acceptable. Do not send score, videos, or visuals.

Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters.

CD must contain at least 45minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs, recorded in chronological order. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be in sequence on the CD and each song's clearly typed into the script where it appears.

Please include a separate track sheet of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specify the total number of minutes recorded.

Application form signed by all collaborators in a sealed envelope with the title of the work on the outside. Applicants submitting work which has already been  produced  must  give full information concerning these  productions,  including programs. A work is not  eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.

If the submitted work (or a portion thereofj is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or  authorizations necessary  to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.

Materials  will  be  returned  if   a   self-addressed,   stamped   mailer   is   enclosed. Addresses must be valid for at least six months. The Academy will take all due care of materials but it cannot be held responsible for their safe return.

DEADLINE: MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018


APPLICATION FORM ONLINE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

NYCPlaywrights Podcast - now available on iTunes

​10th Northport One-Act Play Festival

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THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE MAY 2019 FESTIVAL IS NOVEMBER 12, 2018. YOUR SUBMISSION MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THAT DATE FOR CONSIDERATION.

SUBMISSION: The Northport One-Act Play Festival is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one-act plays and offer the theater community an opportunity to produce a performance of those plays.

There is NO FEE to submit an application and play for consideration to be in the Festival. You may submit up to 2 plays for the Festival. A separate application must accompany each play submitted.

JUDGING/PARTICIPATION: Plays submitted for the Festival will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The plays may also be read during a meeting at the Northport Reader’s Theater, if time allows, prior to the selection deadline. Playwrights whose plays are presented at a Reader’s Theater meeting will be invited to attend. Playwrights will be notified on or about December 15, 2018 if their play is chosen for the Festival. At that time, each playwright must submit A PARTICIPATION FEE of $75.00 per accepted script, which will help defray some of the expenses – e.g. space rental, printing, and publicity - with the Release Agreement by January 1, 2019. Playwrights will receive one complimentary ticket to each Performance of their play plus a DVD.

Important: The Northport One-Act Play Festival is held in a church. Please consider the language and situations used in your script. If you feel that your play is not appropriate for younger audiences, please let us know so that we are aware of this.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT (Please be sure to include):

1) Please make sure your script pages are numbered;

2) On the cover of your script, please include a.) Name of Your Play, b.) Your Name, c.) Your
Contact information [Address, Telephone Number & Email];

3) Include the character breakdown on the second page of your script;

4) Include the Setting that your play occurs (i.e., an apartment in NYC.) and the Time (i.e. the
Present.). This information will be used in the program.

5) Note: Ease of production is also considered as part of a play’s possible selection for the
Festival. We recommend one simple set and no complicated props, sound or lighting
requirements. You will be permitted to have opening and closing music;

6) Also submit a digital copy of your script, either on a CD included with the script, or by email
to NorthportPlays@gmail.com.

7) Please include a Self Addressed Stamped Postcard if you would like notification that we have
received your script.

The 2019 Northport One-Act Play Festival will be held at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St, Northport, NY 11768.

We request that you be available to attend your play’s performances if at all possible. An Open Discussion with the playwrights, directors, and cast will follow each performance if time allows.

PRODUCING YOUR PLAY:

1. REMEMBER: If you do not produce your own play, a group from the local theater community will be doing so. That group must find space to conduct their own rehearsals. The Northport One-Act Play Festival will provide for One (1) cue-to-cue technical rehearsal, which will last no longer than 20 minutes in the theater during the week preceding the Festival. There will also be One (1) dress rehearsal on the stage. All rehearsals are scheduled in the order that plays will be presented in the Festival. Each program consists of up to 7 plays. A mandatory preview on April 13th will be scheduled, and must be attended by Director and actors. Half-hour time slots will be offered between 1:00 and 7:00pm.

2. LIGHTING AND SOUND: There will be a basic lighting plot that all plays in the Festival use. Any additional equipment (i.e., microphone, musical instruments, etc.) must be provided by the Directors of the play. Any music/sound effects must be on CD or sent as an MP3 file and supplied by preview day, April 13th along with stage manager, sound and lighting cue scripts.

3. SETS: We will assist in any way possible to provide basic sets, but keep the scenery and props to a minimum. Any plans to use a large set piece to support the production must be mentioned to the producers of the play before April 13th. Your cast will be asked to help clear your set after each performance.

4. RUNNING TIME: It is very important that you give us the running time of your play so we can accurately put together the running time of each Program. The maximum running time for a play in the Festival is 20 minutes. Any play going longer in rehearsal will require some editing. The minimum running time is 7 minutes.

5. REHEARSALS: Directors and cast must be available to present their play to Festival producers April 13th (time to be determined) so that the producers are aware of its current running time and readiness for the Festival. Note: Producers may request the directors to have playwrights make edits to reduce the running time of the play at this point if it is determined that it will run past 20 minutes. Directors and cast must attend tech and dress rehearsals on the dates assigned during the week preceding the Festival.

6. ACTORS: If asked, management can assist in casting by providing contact information to appropriate actors and publicizing your auditions. You must send descriptions of open roles e.g. age, sex, etc.

7. PERFORMANCES: All plays will be assigned to either Program 1 or Program 2. Program 1 will be performed the evening of Friday, May 3rd and the matinee of Saturday, May 4th. Program 2 will be performed on the evening of Saturday, April May 4th and the matinee of Sunday, May 5th.

8. TASTE OF THE FEST: A performance of the plays chosen by the Festival Organizers as “A Taste of the Fest” will be invited to perform at the Northport Library on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm, followed by a discussion with the playwrights, directors and cast.

9. No Royalties or other monetary compensations are given for these performances.

Premiere Stages seeking scripts for the 2019 Premiere Play Festival

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Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, is currently seeking scripts for their annual Premiere Play Festival. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2018. 

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in scripts that explore contemporary issues and challenge and connect with our audience. We encourage writers to view our production history for a better understanding of the types of scripts we have produced previously.

Submission Guidelines
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay).
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musical submissions, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows will not be considered at this time.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has previously been submitted to the Play Festival. 
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see schedule). 
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Submissions are accepted September 15, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2018. All plays must be submitted as a PDF via email to pfsubmit@kean.edu. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Non-Agent Submissions
  • Premiere Stages will accept script samples & synopses from playwrights without an agent. Submissions must include:
  • Brief synopsis of the play (no more than half a page).
  • Character breakdown.
  • History of the play’s development (if any).
  • The playwright’s bio or resume.
  • Script sample from the play (no more than 10 pages).
Agent/Theatre Professional Submissions
  • Premiere Stages will accept full scripts from literary agents or theatre professionals affiliated with Premiere Stages.
Play Festival Schedule & Awards

From September 15, 2018 through December 15, 2018, Premiere Stages will accept submissions. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings on March 14-17, 2019. Following the readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2019 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

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Amas Musical Theatre's The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant to be given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World,) and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

The winner will receive $2,000 to help pay cost-of-living expenses and will receive development assistance in our 2019 New Works Development Program.

Submissions open on September 13, 2018 and will close November 30, 2018. All submissions must be sent through an online application that canbe found at tinyurl.com/AmasWeinbergerAward.

Only one submission per playwright/librettists will be accepted. The winner will be announced at the Amas Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary Benefit Event, April 1, 2019.

Submission Requirements

The musical must:
  • Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
  • Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
  • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.

What to submit

All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.
  1. Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project
  2. History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)
  3. Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)
  4. Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)
  5. Proof of rights (if applicable)
  6. Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)
  7. PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available

Guidelines for Materials

All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.

Proof of Rights

If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.

Full Script
  1. The full script must include:
  2. Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)
  3. Character breakdown (maximum one page)
  4. The complete script with page numbers
For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.

Demo Tracks
  • The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.
  • Demo tracks should:
  1. Include at least one song from the first 25 pages
  2. Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment
  3. Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles
  4. Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs
For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.


The Winner
  1. Will receive $2,000 to help pay for cost-of-living expenses.
  2. Will receive development assistance in the 2019 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre.
  3. Will have the selected show rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production.
  4. Must be present in New York City for the development process.
  5. Must give the right of first refusal for a world premiere of the selected show that will expire 90 days after Amas Musical Theatre presents the Lab production.

Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival

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Forward Theater is now accepting submissions for our Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival. All writers are welcome to submit. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018. Monologues selected for the festival will be announced on or before April 1, 2019, and performances will take place in June of 2019.

Progress. Onward movement. Gradual betterment. A journey forward. The Wisconsin progressive ideal has been all of these things and more… and also less. The idea began simply enough: honest government that responds to the needs of the people. And like all good ideas, it grew. The Wisconsin progressive ideal has delivered workers’ compensation, limited the working hours for children, and created forest and water conservation acts. This progressive ideal ratified the 19th Amendment for women suffrage and elected the first openly gay US senator. But like all journeys, the path is rarely smooth or straight. The KKK marched through the streets of Madison in 1924, Senator McCarthy dismantled careers and destroyed lives in the 1950s, and Milwaukee and other cities struggled with segregated neighborhoods and schools well into the present day.

As artists we understand that the journey onward requires an honest look back and within. Help us shine a light on Wisconsin’s progressive successes and regressive failures so we as a community can take our next step—forward.

As you consider what to write, please be as creative as possible! Your monologue might be from the point of view of a crusader for change. Or from that of someone impacted by change (positively or negatively). It could be set in our past, present, or future. It could take the tone of comedy, tragedy, mystery, or farce. Our goal is to produce a wildly diverse evening of theater, so let your imaginations run free!

GUIDELINES FOR MONOLOGUE SUBMISSION
  • Monologues should be inspired by the theme: Two Steps Forward.
  • Monologues must be between two and ten minutes in length. A general rule of thumb for length of scripts is a maximum of six pages, double-spaced, using a standard format (twelve point font). All lengths of up to ten minutes will be considered.
  • Monologues must be written for a single actor to perform.
  • We do not accept musical submissions, adaptations, or children’s plays.
  • Monologues should require very simple production values: set-pieces, props, or any other effects needing set-up, strike, or special technical support may disadvantage an otherwise excellent submission.
  • Each playwright may submit up to two scripts with no fee. For each additional script, there is a $5 reading fee, payable by check to Forward Theater Company. Checks may be sent to Forward Theater Company, PO Box 14574, Madison, WI 53708.
  • We are soliciting new work for premiere productions. If the piece has previously received a fully-realized production, do NOT submit.
  • Each script must include a title page with name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Please do NOT list your name anywhere on or within the monologue itself.
  • Submit scripts via e-mail ONLY to monologues@forwardtheater.com. Please use the subject line “Monologue festival submission.”
  • E-Submissions will be accepted until midnight on October 31, 2018.
  • Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail once they have been received. Due to the volume of scripts submitted, we are unable to offer feedback.
  • Winning scripts will be announced on our web site, on or before April 1st, 2019. Winning playwrights will be notified via email or phone on or before this date.
  • Writers will be credited in marketing and playbill materials and will receive a $100 total royalty for the Festival performances. Playwrights are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the opening performance.
If you have questions that are not covered by the info above, please email kmoeller@forwardtheater.com.

Parson's Nose Theater seeks full length plays by or about women for reading series

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Parson’s Nose Theater is seeking full-length plays by or about women. Plays can be any genre, but we are particularly seeking comedies and historical plays.

The plays will be part of a reading series in the Spring of 2019.

Parson’s Nose is an award-winning theater in Pasadena, California, dedicated to presenting classical theater and new works to audiences of all ages.  Please submit script electronically to mary@parsonsnose.com.  Be sure to include contact information.

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2018.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Moonbox Productions (Boston) seeks one-act plays

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Moonbox Productions, in Boston, is accepting submissions for one-act plays, to be produced in February as part of our Emerging Artists Program, in Boston’s BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre.

Plays should be written by playwrights living with disability and/or explore disability-related themes.

Playwrights at any career stage are invited to participate; “Emerging Artists” refers to the production staff, not necessarily to the playwright.  Performances will be supertitled. ASL interpreted, and audio described.  The BCA Plaza is wheelchair-accessible.

Please submit plays electronically to:
Moonbox Productions
access@moonbox.org

Deadline for submissions is 11:59PM, November 15, 2018, at which point the selection process will begin.

29th Street Playwrights Collective seeks plays

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Submissions Open Oct 15, Deadline Nov 30 (or until we receive 150 submissions)

Please submit 8-10 minute plays (no more than 10 pages 12 point courier), spoken word, 2 minute monologues and flash drama for a staged reading on Monday, January 31 at the Bernie Wohl Theatre.

Subjects can range from political, social issues, current events, but there's always room for love! We will only read the first 150 submissions;

1 submission per playwright, send us your best!

Email subs to : 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

We will cast actors to perform plays as staged readings.
Spoken word performers please send link to your website/YouTube.

NYC metro area playwrights only! You must be available to attend because you will be collaborating on a read-thru with the actors before the presentation.

This is a community-building event. We want you to be there, participate, network and celebrate. Travel stipend of $6.00 paid to all participants.

http://www.29thstreetplaywrightscollective.org.

Itinerant Theatre (IT) seeks short plays

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) is now accepting new play submissions for its annual 10-minute and short play series, The Play’s The Thing.

Playwrights are to address the theme “Women Leading”.

Play submission deadline is October 31, 2018. 

Submit to joypace@itineranttheatre.com.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Olde Tyme Radio Hour seeks scripts

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Now accepting script submissions for Olde Tyme Radio Hour, presented by Hercules Radio Playhouse and WAMF LP 90.3 New Orleans The Voice of the People. Comedy skits, fake commercials, and serial plays.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Email PDF to herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com. Deadline for Debut Episode is Wed, Oct 31.

*  fake commercials 30 seconds - 2 minutes
*  comedic skits 2-5 minutes
*  serial plays 10-20 minutes (minimum 2 episodes) of classic radio genres (soap opera, western, detective, SciFi, horror)

Please no profanity or graphic sexual language (innuendo ok.) Social commentary is welcome, but aim for the style of classic radio shows of the 1930s-50s.

COMPENSATION
wamf.org is all volunteer. "Compensation" includes
*  Downloadable recordings of your work.
*  Live performance by New Orleans actors.
*  Your name announced in closing credits.
*  And a hyperlink you can share for friends to stream online.

For more info, email herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com

Jessie Kesson Fellowship

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Deadline: 19 October 2018

Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre is inviting established writers to apply for the Jessie Kesson Fellowship in 2019. This award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor to honour Jessie Kesson's inspirational life and work.

The successful candidate will receive time and space to develop their work, as well as opportunities to expand their practice. This includes a stipend of £350 per week, plus accommodation. The successful applicant will:

Live on-site in the cottage at Moniack Mhor from Monday March 4thto 26th, 2019.
Have the opportunity to deliver three or four creative writing workshops based on or inspired by Jessie Kesson's life and work in local schools, libraries, or community centres.
Take a role in hosting a public evening event in the form of a reading or lecture.
Have the option to contribute one piece of work to Moniack Mhor at the end of the residency.
The final terms of the Fellowship will be agreed by the successful candidate and Moniack Mhor.

Eligibility
The fellowship is open to established writers. To be eligible for the fellowship applicants must have published at least one novel, one short story collection, one poetry pamphlet or had one professional production of their work staged. It is also essential that applicants have experience of delivering workshops or working with children and young people and/or community groups. The Fellowship is open to UK based writers and international writers. Only travel costs within the UK will be covered by the Fellowship.

Application
Please apply by sending:

A CV which includes previous experience of work with young people and/or community groups
A covering letter demonstrating your qualifications for the fellowship and how it would benefit you
A sample of your work (maximum 2000 words, or 6 poems, doubled spaced and single sided)

The deadline for application is 12pm on Friday October 19th, 2019.

Applications should be sent by email to: residencies@moniackmhor.org.uk with the subject line Jessie Kesson Fellowship or by post to Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, IV4 7HT.

Interviews will be held week commencing November 19th, 2018 at Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre or by skype.

For any enquiries relating to the fellowship please contact Eilidh Smith, Programme Manager eilidh@moniackmhor.org.uk or telephone 01463 741 675.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact eilidh@moniackmhor.org.uk (Eilidh Smith), or call 01463 741 675, or visit https://www.moniackmhor.org.uk/writers/awards-fellowships/jessie-kesson-fellowship/

FutureFest 2019

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$20 submission fee.  This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”. You may also pay submission fee online by this payment link:

ELIGIBILITY
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2019. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2018 (postmark).

SCRIPTS
Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, in standard play format with pages numbered. After the title page include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, setting, and scene breakdown, if applicable. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume.  If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will be disqualified. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival (July 19-21, 2019) and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.

AWARDS
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of five reads. The original play reading committee, following many months of discussion and voting, narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee before they select the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional).  Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) by May 2019.

SUBMIT TO
futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com  or Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH  45401-3017.

QUESTIONS
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com

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