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Friday, November 16, 2018

Thingamajig Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Thingamajig Theatre Company is committed to presenting a variety of programming to our community. If you are interested in submitting a new script for consideration, please send a cover letter, script, and any other promotional materials.

Mail to:
Thingamajig Theatre Company
℅ Script Submission
2313 Eagle Drive
Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Please note that scripts and any promotional materials will not be returned.

For inquiries, please email Tim Moore, Artistic Director at submissions@pagosacenter.org. No phone calls please.

"POW!" PANTOCHINO ORIGINAL WORKS FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS NOW OPEN

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We are seeking ridiculously entertaining original musicals suitable for family audiences. Ideal musicals will feature stories about young people and families with strong plot lines and great characters. Please note, we are not seeking ‘issue’ shows, and we are not seeking adaptations of children’s literature or other published works. We are looking for entertaining, engaging new musicals by early career and/or emerging writers and composers.

We’re defining ‘early career’ and ‘emerging’ on a case by case basis. Certainly a 21-year-old with a published play or a major production of their work would not be eligible. However, a 35-year-old who is unpublished without a major production of their work would qualify. Bottom line: If you consider yourself ‘early career’ and/or ‘emerging,’ we welcome you to submit. (Please note, this is not a competition for children).

Submissions will be open from June 1 - December 1, 2018. Three works will be chosen to be a performed as staged readings during a weekend-long festival in March 2019. Committee selections to be made by January 30, 2019. Writing teams will be invited to attend performance weekend.  Selected musicals will be considered for full production in 2020.

Submission guidelines for Pantochino’s inaugural “POW” Festival are as follows:

  • All submissions must be full-length musicals suitable for family audiences.
  • Musicals having already received a full production are not eligible.
  • Musicals that are already published are not eligible.
  • Musical revues are not eligible.
  • Musicals that have had a workshop or reading remain eligible.
  • Only one submission per playwright-composer-lyricist team

HOW TO APPLY

Email submission package to PantochinoFestival@gmail.com between June 1-December 1, 2018.
All email submissions must be in PDF format. Please include the following as attached documents, not in the body of your email. A complete submission package should include the following:
PDF of the full musical:

  • Sheet music/score of the full musical.
  • Your full contact information.
  • Resume of the writing team (playwright, lyricist, composer)
  • A short description of the musical and/or synopsis.
  • A brief (no longer than one page) history of the development of this musical.
  • One page including title of musical, character breakdown and descriptions.
  • Link to dropbox of complete demo songs.
  • Cast size must be 10 or fewer (actors may play multiple roles)


A notice of receipt will be emailed. Thank you for your submission!

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Theatre Travels seeks scripts

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Theatre Travels is currently looking for new scripts - especially for 1 person (monologue) full length shows (although we accept all scripts).

If you are interested in getting your play or musical up on stage, send us your work! We are really keen to work with new writers as well as established playwrights.

We are looking for new scripts that focus on issues and themes that are relevant worldwide.

We are particularly interested in works by emerging writers. We are also looking for new works by established writers.

If your script has had a previous production or reading, please let us know where and if you have dates or reviews that you can supply, please send them through as well.

In your submission, please include:

- The writer's name

- The writer's country of origin

- Brief synopsis of the story and character summary

- Any production or reading details if applicable (including reviews where possible)

- Any information you would like us to know about your research or writing process

- If your script has any rights or agency agreements attached already, please let us know

SUBMISSION FORM

The Yard (UK) seeks scripts

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Thank you for your interest in sending your writing to The Yard! Providing a platform for writers is central to what The Yard does, so we are always thrilled to hear from you.
We’ve changed the way we read your work. Twice a year we’ll open up submissions for scripts, so that we have two focussed periods during which we read your writing.

Submissions for scripts are open now.

The next deadline for sending us your writing is: 3 December 2018

WHAT YOU SHOULD SEND US

We don’t want your full script in the first instance. Instead, we ask that you send us:

- A one-pager about you script. Things you may want to tell us are:
- What is the story?
- Why is it a story that needs to be told now?
- Is there something interesting that happens with the form?

We’d also like you to include a little about yourself and why you’d like
to start a relationship with The Yard.

- A sample from your script (up to 10 pages)
Send your application to: ​submissions@theyardtheatre.co.uk
With the subject line: SCRIPT SUBMISSION

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT
- Applications will be read by the core team and a small group of trusted readers
- From there we will request full scripts from, whose ideas excite us and whose work we think could be a good fit for The Yard’s programme. ​We will need these sent promptly so please check your emails regularly! You can expect to hear from us in 2-3 weeks after the submissions deadline.
- Full scripts will read by at least two people in the reading team and then will be discussed with everybody.
- Within 6 weeks after the submissions deadline everyone will hear back from us. This may be to set up a meeting to discuss your work, offer dramaturgical notes, request further writing, or to let you know that your writing isn’t quite right for us.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Call for Submissions for an evening of ten-minute plays at Buffalo State College

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Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 3, 2019

Call for Submissions for an evening of ten-minute plays at Buffalo State College. The program will run two nights during the Spring 2019 semester.
 
Submission Guidelines:

*The play must have characters in 18-25 range, no exceptions. If needed, you may include ONE (1) character not in that age range, but we are looking for plays that will resonate with the diverse young actors playing the roles, as well as the diverse college students in the audience; changing the ages on a generic play probably isn't going to work.

*Playwrights may submit one or two plays, but if you submit two, please do so in separate emails.

*All plays must be no longer than ten minutes, which may actually mean fewer than ten pages. If you’re not sure, please read it aloud.  No exceptions, no matter how brilliant the extra minutes may be. We mean it.

*All plays must have minimal set requirements. Plays chosen will receive full productions at Buffalo State’s black box theater, but with eight plays being performed, there is no time for elaborate set changes.

*Please email ten-minute plays with minimal set requirements to buffstateshortplays@gmail.com in standard format in Word or PDF.

*Email subject line should have your name and title of your play, e.g. MARY BROWN/MY AWESOME COLLEGE AGE PLAY.

*Body of email should contain contact information (including email and phone) and the play’s production history ONLY. You don’t have to write a cover letter, so please don’t. Anything other than the requested information is only going to give us a bad first impression (i.e. you don’t follow rules).

*Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

The Deadline:
Submissions must be received by January 3, 2019. We prefer earlier to later, as we read and cull as the submissions come in.

You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your play. Finalists will be notified by email by mid-March. We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

The Producer:
Buffalo State will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the run of the show.  We will encourage directors to be in touch with playwrights throughout the process. For more information about the theater department at Buffalo State, please visit our Web site: theater.buffalostate.edu.

The Production:
Plays will be presented together as an evening of theater.  Chosen playwrights will receive a copy of the program, four complimentary tickets to be used any night of the run, and a $25 royalty.

If you have questions, please email buffstateshortplays@gmail.com with QUESTION in the subject line.

We look forward to reading your work!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fresh Ground Pepper: 2019 - 2020 PlayGround PlayGroup

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Deadline Date: Tuesday, November 20th, 11:59PM

How To Submit: Please find details and our submission form at https://freshgroundpeppernyc.com/submit/

We are accepting proposals for new work -- including plays, musicals, dance pieces, and more -- for development in Fresh Ground Pepper's 2019 - 2020 Season. This is a project-development series that will culminate in a reading or workshop presentation at the 2020 Fresh Ground Pepper festival.

Bi-monthly meetings will take place in New York City; a week-long PlayGroup retreat will take place in summer 2019.

The Fresh Ground Pepper PlayGround PlayGroup hosts artists in a 16 month, residency program that celebrates the joyful creation of new work.

Artists will attend bi-monthly meetings, where fresh work and inspirations are shared, where exploration is encouraged, and where the snacks flow freely. We encourage you to submit the project you’re most passionate about: the one that keeps you up at night, the one you think you shouldn’t create, the one that you think might change the world, or the one you have no idea how to handle.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm on Tuesday, November 20th. We may follow up with you with more specific questions about your work and/or to request additional materials for review.

All applicants will be notified by January 7th, 2019.

Christopher Newport University's College of Arts and Humanities seeks 60-minute scripts

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Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University, seeks 60-minute scripts for the forthcoming conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019

Scripts should engage with the theme of the conference (see below).

The script will be presented as a staged reading followed by a response which includes the playwright as well as two additional scholar/artists who can speak to the themes of the work, date TBD.
  • Plays should be complete at no more than 60 minutes. A script may be adapted from a longer play, but must be a complete work as presented.
  • Readers will be local college students. Please keep this in mind if specific character casting is required.
  • Playwright must attend the reading and talkback session. There are no fees associated with the conference, but no travel or housing assistance is available at this time.
  • No restrictions on previous productions or development, but play must be free from performance fees.

Please submit a script in PDF format with complete contact information, history of performance or development, cast of characters, a synopsis of 100-300 words, including how the script engages with the themes of the conference.

Submit scripts here: https://form.jotform.com/82196212984160

Scripts will be read in the order they are received and once a suitable script is chosen, no additional submissions will be accepted. Final deadline of December 1, 2018.

Intersectionality:
Understanding Women's Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

This interdisciplinary conference uses tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Our 2019 conference theme marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberlé Crenshaw's use of the term "intersectionality" as well as the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Hampton and the Jamestown Colony in 1619. Given the close proximity to Jamestown and Hampton, this year's conference will especially highlight the ways in which gender intersects race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and other identity markers in complex ways. To this end, we welcome proposals that use an intersectional approach to understand these subjects, as well as the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, power, and privilege.

Topics addressed at the conference may include but are not limited to the past and/or present role of intersectionality in:

• Social Movements
• Women's writing and narratives
• Artistic representations of women
  (film, literature, music etc.)
• Motherhood and family life
• Sexuality and gender identity
• Reproductive Rights
• Politics
• Social media
• Employment
• Poverty
• Education
• Health
• Violence
• Religion
• Law

www.globalstatusofwomen-conf.org

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2019 (UK)

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The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its seventeenth year.

It performs at the end of August, on each of the Arundel Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – for example, in a community hall, a restaurant, a football club or Arundel Jailhouse.  An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2017 Theatre Trail plays.

The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, both from the UK and beyond.

Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects.

All entries should be submitted to Drip Action Theatre Trail 2019

c/o Arundel Festival
Town Hall
Maltravers Street
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 9AP

Entries must be received by 31st January 2019. There is no reading fee.

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail).

Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned.

Our reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at our Theatre Trail launch in May 2019.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.

For further information call 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk

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.

Monday, November 12, 2018

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.

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.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Short Play Project 2018

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Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by December 7)
21 - 40 minute 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
SHORT PLAY PROJECT 2018
December 7 - 15 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. NYC

Each 21 - 40 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 21-40 minute play production please email:

The complete script of the play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements,
the play's 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 December 1, 2018.

Please put “SHORT PLAY PROJECT” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, 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 1, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.  NON-EQUITY ONLY.
We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $85 participation fee.

For more information, please log on to: http://www.manhattanrep.com/

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.

MiniFest Script Submissions

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MiniFest is a week-long festival of one-act plays featuring limited cast sizes and scenographic demands.  Every year hundreds of plays from around the world are submitted for juried evaluation.  A Play Reading Committee creates a short list which is then submitted to an Executive Committee that selects four to six plays for an actor-centered staging by members of the Acadia Theatre Company.

Submission Deadline: November 16, 2018

Rules and Guidelines

Anyone may submit up to two original scripts, provided that neither has been professionally performed.

All script submissions must be in WORD format and be accompanied by a completed electronic application.

Scripts will be chosen for their dramatic quality, but also for their suitability for staging by students in our Theatre program.  Scripts with limitedAll scripts must be submitted electronically in Word format.  No other formats will be accepted.

Each playwright may submit only two (2) plays for the competition.

The Covering Page of each script should include:

  • the title of the play
  • the playwright's name
  • contact information for the playwright (address, telephone number & email address)
  • All subsequent pages should be numbered and should include the play's title in a running header or footer.  As the jury process is anonymouse, plase do NOT include the playwright's name on these pages.

Please ensure that all document editing features are unlocked in order to enable removal or manipulation of pages for jury and production purposes.  No changes to scripts proper will be made. number of characters and modest production requirements will be preferred.  Running times should not exceed 30 minutes.

Minifest may present as many as eight plays over three consecutive nights.  Each may may be presented as many as three times.

No recording of performances will be permitted.

Successful playwrights will not be offered royalties.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival in Montreal

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Revolution They Wrote and MainLine Theatre are proud to present the fifth annual Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival, a 4-day event which showcases new short works of feminist performance and art. The goal is to create a space for feminist artists of all backgrounds to gather, develop, and produce short works that explore themes of intersectional feminism.

What does feminist theatre and performance mean? We are open to any style or approach, however, for a work to be considered feminist it needs to centre on equality and the intersections of gendered oppression.

There is no cost involved with applying or being produced in the festival.
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Jurying takes place in late December and applicants, wether selected to be featured in the festival or not will be notified shortly after. Some feedback may be given to groups not selected upon request.

Dates for the festival are March 22-24, 2019.

Artists featured in the festival will be provided with:
  • Access to 10 hours of rehearsal space at MainLine Theatre;
  • Additional rehearsal space on a case by case basis;
  • A public reading or 4 nights of performance of the work at the festival;
  • 60% of the box office funds shared evenly between the other festival works in the program.
  • Other production-related support: promotional, technical and administrative.
To apply, please fill the submission form found here 

Questions include:
  • Goal in creating this work
  • Why this work now
  • Why are you the person to be exploring the themes of this work?
  • What about this work is important to you?
  • How do you plan to deepen or develop the work?
  • How you believe your work explores feminist values?
  • To be eligible:
  • Your work must be 15-45 minutes in Length
  • All applications submitted must include a score, script, or video documentation
  • be intended for a feminist audience
  • Be an emerging artist/collective
The works will be juried according to the following criteria:
  • Is this work giving a platform to unheard voices?
  • Is this work exploring something new, from a new angle or a topic that rarely gets stage time
  • The overall quality of the work
  • How the work fits within the context of the festival programming
  • Feasibility of the work
  • How relevant is the work to questions of feminism
  • Who does it benefit?
For questions please contact Artistic Director, Jad at revolutiontheywrote@gmail.com

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler (VPT) requests submissions for its ninth annual Summer Pride Festival

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Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler (VPT) requests submissions for its ninth annual Summer Pride Festival, July 26-28 and August 2-4 in the historic Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph (VT).

We are seeking full-length scripts with strong LGBTQ content that present the issues and concerns of today's LGBTQ persons, especially those living in rural areas, in a positive way. Scripts should have a mid-sized ensemble, with multi-generational plays welcome. Staging in a community-theater setting should be feasible. No musicals, please.

Plays that have been previously produced or workshopped are welcome, and their presentation history would be of interest. No later than November 15th, these should be e-mailed  -- along with a 100-150-word synopsis -- to VPT producer Sharon Rives <kenrives@gmail.com>

For more information about the festival or VPT, feel free to contact Ms. Rives.

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.

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St. Paul’s Arts Council 2019 Short Play Festival

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The St. Paul’s Arts Council is showcasing original, never before produced short plays in a Short Play Festival, February 24, 2019. Plays are to be in one of two categories: 2-Minute and 10-Minute plays.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Coming Together: Healing Our Divisions.” Topics may include such issues as racial, cultural, and economic divisions. The goal of the festival is to provide positive and encouraging ways to bridge our differences and bring us together.

Plays selected to be a part of the 2019 Short Play Festival will receive rehearsals with professional quality actors and directors, then presented in a staged reading for our audience.

Guidelines:

We are looking for original works which have not been published and have not had a full premiere production. Plays are to be either two minutes or ten minutes in length. We are not accepting musicals and the cast shall be limited to six.

Submission:

Submitted plays should address the thematic guidelines as listed above and be submitted by the deadline. Early submission is encouraged. We are only accepting electronic submissions in PDF format. Please do not submit paper manuscripts.

Send an email to parishoffice@stpaulna.org with the following in the body of the email: Play Title, Name of Playwright(s), Contact information (email and phone), Synopsis of the play and cast requirements.

Attach a PDF copy of your script with just the title on the cover. As our readers are reading blind we request that you please not include playwright or contact information on the submitted
script. Email all submissions by December 15, 2018.

One submission per playwright.

Evaluation:

All submissions will be screened by a blind panel of readers for appropriateness of topic, theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will receive scores from a minimum of 2 readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read by additional readers and scored until a short list of plays is determined.

Questions:
Contact parishoffice@stpaulna.org

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Breaking Through the Box seeks one-acts/full-length plays & musicals

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Breaking Through the Box, a Bordentown, New Jersey based Non-Profit Theater Company, is looking for plays written by up-and-coming playwrights (or new work by published playwrights) for our 2019-2020 season.

DEADLINE: 11:59pm on December 31, 2018. 

The theme of the season is “The Power of Art”, and we are looking for one to two new plays/musicals to showcase. This theme could relate to art within the story of the play, or the specific art form the play is written in (Forensic Theater, Devised Theater, Theater of the Oppressed). This play will not only be produced but also have opportunities for workshopping and feedback on the script once cast and before rehearsals begin.

To Submit: You may either submit a one-act/full-length play/musical that you believe relates to this theme. The plays will be looked at by our Director of Development, Joe Piserchio, who will send the top prospects off to our Artistic Director. The playwright chosen will be contacted in late February/early March, and negotiations over the details of the process will be discussed then.

Please submit all work to  bttb.development@gmail.com

If you have any questions or comments before submitting, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Babes with Blades Seeking Female, Trans or Gender Non-Conforming Playwrights

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(*New for this round)

What We’re Looking For

1. Please email your Joining Sword & Pen (JS&P) submission in a PDF file to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org.

IMPORTANT: This will be a BLIND SUBMISSION PROCESS.

Your email submission should contain two separate attachments:

a) Your cover page. INCLUDE the play’s title, playwright’s name, and full contact information (name, phone numbers, email, mailing address).

b) Your script. INCLUDE a list of characters, and the page number where the contest’s image is incorporated. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY contact information, of any kind, in the body of your script. An author’s identity will only be revealed to the ensemble once a selection has been made.

2. JS&P submissions are due NO LATER than midnight February 7, 2019.

3. The winner of the contest agrees to participation in the Fighting Words new plays program (workshops and festival reading – dates TBD), and grants Babes With Blades Theatre Company rights to produce the world premiere production of the winning play in our 2020/2021 Season (dates TBD).

4. All JS&P submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered and we will not contact you. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script.

5. The moment depicted in the inspirational image must be physically dramatized/incorporated into the play. We want to (literally) perform that moment on stage. Please include the page number of your script where the contest’s image is depicted in your submission email.

Please note: the models in the inspirational images are intended as prompts, to provide an emotional starting point for your reference. You are NOT required to incorporate those specific people, body types, races, ages, etc. into your script – rather, take the moment depicted and make it your own. Bear in mind that Babes With Blades Theatre Company encourages scripts that allow for a diverse world of characters onstage!

Inspirational Images for JS&P 2018-2019 Competition:



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Helpful Hints:

  • If your script does not pass the Bechdel Test, it is unlikely to be a good fit for us.
  • Our roots are in stage combat (Fights are the realization of high narrative stakes).
  • We do not accept or produce musical scripts.
  • Our venues are generally small black box spaces. So is our cashbox.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Spokane Stage Left Theater - Fast & Furious VI seeks play submissions

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Spokane Stage Left proudly continues its ONE PAGE play festival running March 15-17, 2019. We are currently accepting plays for the festival from all over the world. Each play is presented in traditional reader's theater format. It is FREE to submit! We will choose 30-40 plays for the festival and playwrights will be informed by February 1, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Plays must be ONE page in length (not including title page). 
  2. Plays must be original works and submitted by the playwright or rights holder. 
  3. Plays can be submitted as a Word Document or PDF (Word is preferred when possible). 
  4. Plays must be in traditional script format with font size 12, all character names in all caps & aligned to the left, stage directions in italics (see link below for example). All scripts are put together into book form for the actors, so preference will be given to scripts who follow directions.
  5. The deadline for entries is 11 PM PST, Sunday, December 2, 2018. Late submissions will not be considered. 
  6. Only ONE submission per playwright.
  7.  Plays must be primarily in English.
  8. No Musicals. 

SUBMISSION FORM
This form must be filled out in its entirety for play to be considered:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdT16yXNhN9q8-DVh6f3yErrCKc3PssM6uoW8SP1BhRaOfTPw/viewform?usp=sf_link 

Questions can be emailed to festival producer, Rebecca Cook at racook321@gmail.com. 

Roundabout Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Interested in submitting to the New Play Initiative?

Roundabout Theatre Company is dedicated to providing a nurturing home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers, and we're proud to introduce new playwrights to the Roundabout family each year.

At this time, Roundabout accepts full script submissions only from established literary agents. If you are a represented writer, please have your literary agent submit on your behalf. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as professional representation in our venue.

If you are an unrepresented writer, you are welcome to submit one 15-page script sample, a script synopsis, and a brief bio for our Literary Department’s review. Please email your materials to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Playwrights are also welcome to email invitations to upcoming readings or productions of their work to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Due to the number of new work submissions received by Roundabout every year, we cannot personally respond to every 15-page submission. However, all script sample submissions are read by the Literary Department within one month of submission. If we are interested in reading more of your work, a representative of the Literary Department will contact you to request the full script. If you have not received a reply within one month of submission, we will not be pursuing the full script. Please do not call regarding the status of your script.

Roundabout does not accept hard-copy script submissions. Scripts sent via mail will not be acknowledged or returned.

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 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Las Vegas Little Theatre 2019 Annual New Works Competition

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LVLT’s 2019 ANNUAL NEW WORKS COMPETITION
1. All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.
2. Plays must have no more than 8 actors– doubling characters is allowed
3. The set must be simple or representational.
4. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.
5. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.
6. Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.
7. Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black box in May plus $150
2nd prize = $75
3rd prize = $50
8. Contestants must sign a release form(application) to authorize production
9. Scripts cannot be returned
10. Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.
11. The winning author agrees to the production of his/her play with no royalty payment. The author also agrees to allow LVLT to video tape the production. LVLT cannot provide transportation, lodging or other compensation for the author to travel to Las Vegas for the production.
12. Members of LVLT’s board of directors may not submit for this competition
13. Submissions will be accepted through Dec 31, 2018. The winner will be announced no later than March 30, 2019.
14. Decision of the judges is final. Any disputes will be decided by the LVLT board of directors.
15. Only 2 submissions per person please.   If more than 2 submissions are received from an individual, only the first 2 received will be considered.
16. Each submission will be assigned a number and author’s names will not be provided on judge’s copies of the script to prevent any bias.

3920 Schiff Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89103
(702) 362-7996

www.lvlt.org

The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence

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This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Over 30 plays have been produced over since 1984. $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Deadline:

Manuscripts must be received by December 31st

Types of plays accepted

Full length, unproduced plays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted. Unable to return without a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Selection Process:

Chairman and committee members read and review each entry and select ten finalists from which the first, second and third place winners are chosen.

Production:

Branch County Community Theatre reserves the right and agrees to produce the first place winner in this yearly competition. First place winners are required to sign a production contract.

Production House:

BCCT productions are staged in the historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. Built in 1882, Tibbits is a completely restored 500-seat proscenium theater.

Send submissions to:
Branch County Community Theatre
14 S. Hanchett St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Artist Residency

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To apply for an artist residency, submit an application form (below) along with the application fee and required work samples.

The annual deadline for applications is January 18th to be considered for a residence grant the following calendar year. Online applications must be received, and mailed applications must be postmarked, by January 18th. Grantees will be notified of their fellowship awards in June. For more info read the FAQs.

Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18 2019 will be considered for residency grants in 2020. Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!

SciArts Festival of New Plays

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LSU School of Theatre and LSU College of Science invites submissions for consideration for the inaugural season of our reading series exploring the intersection of art and science. Up to three selected scripts will receive readings at LSU and a $1000.00 SciArts at LSU Playwriting Prize.

When To Submit: Submissions are now open with a deadline of November 30, 2018.

Dates of the Festival: April 3-6, 2019

Please read all guidelines below before submitting.

How To Submit

Playwrights should submit two PDF documents:
o Script cover page with name and contact information and a cover letter with a brief description of the play and how it fits the definition of a "science play".
o Script with no playwright information but a complete cast list with brief character descriptions. 
Email your script to sciartsconference@gmail.com

What We're Looking For:
SciArts Festival of New Plays will be part of a conference that is interested in new work that explores the intersection of science and art. Plays should have significant science related content as well as being artistically and theatrically engaging. New perspectives on the intersection of art and science are encouraged, but we are not interested in science fiction or medical dramas. Successful submissions will be viable theatrically with science content, characters and themes that are plausible and integral to the action of the play 
Formatting Requirements: 
Legible, 10-12 point font in a standard professional play format.
 
This is a BLIND submission process. Please remove author’s name and contact information from the script. DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY/ NO PAPER MAIL 
Include cast list with brief character descriptions at the beginning of the script. 
A minimum run time of 30 minutes for one-act submissions and 60 to 120ish minutes for full length plays. 
Submissions Should Be: 
• Full-length plays (not incomplete drafts or treatments) that stand alone as an evening of theater with a 60 minute minimum running time or one act plays running at least 30 minutes. 
• Plays that have never had a professional AEA production and have never been published; (readings and workshops are fine, but include a brief history of any such previous exploration in your cover letter.)
Submissions Should NOT Be:
• Film or TV Scripts
• Translations
• Children’s Theatre
• One-person shows
• Science Fiction or Medical dramas

What to Expect:

LSU will select up to 3 new plays for concert readings and talkbacks. Plays will be paired with locally based directors, actors, and stage managers and receive several hours of rehearsal time. While no guarantees can be made, plays will be chosen with an eye toward further development and possible production of plays that are successful in our Festival reading series.
Talkbacks with the playwright, the director and the audience will be held immediately following each reading. One-on-one discussions about the play with LSU artistic personnel will be available to playwrights.

Fine Print:

• Submissions are limited to one per author per year.
 
• Travel to the readings and three nights of housing will be provided for the selected playwrights in addition to a $1,000.00 SciArts at LSU Playwriting Prize.
• LSU Theatre does not ask for any rights to these plays at this time, but requests that any subsequent readings, workshops or productions of our chosen plays contain acknowledgement that the script was developed at the SciArt Festival of New Plays at Louisiana State University.
• Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2019 Play Festival

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Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2019 Play Festival, to take place in June 2019. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island only.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements.

One submission per playwright. No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee.

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission.

We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too!

Deadline: March 15. 2019. 

Email: woodsideplayersofqueens@gmail.com.

www.equitylibrarytheater.info 

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference Prize for Women Playwrights

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The submission period for the Prize for Women Playwrights is November 1 - 30, 2018, at this LINK. The Kentucky Women Writers Conference awards a biennial Prize for Women Playwrights to bring more scripts by women to the stage, through a collaboration among our program, partnering director Eric Seale, and a guest judge tba. The winner receives a world premier production for a paying audience in November 2019, with royalties, plus a cash prize of $500. The winning script may be workshopped prior to its production. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly listserv with updates about this contest and our other programming, please send your request to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com.

Producer and Director

Eric Seale, artistic managing director of Central Kentucky Community Theatre in Springfield, KY, and former director of Actors Guild of Lexington, will independently produce and direct the winning script.

Guest Judge

tba

Eligible Playwrights

The competition is open to all women playwrights living anywhere on Planet Earth. There are no restrictions on age, experience, or residence. Co-authored scripts are eligible if at least 50 percent of co-authors are female.

Eligible Plays

One-act or full-length scripts in English, with a running time between 45 and 90 minutes, that have not been published or commercially produced as of the entry deadline or before the release of the KWWC production. We are seeking a new play that can be produced as a world premiere. Many kinds of preliminary productions, even those charging admission, do not disqualify your script, including:

  • an Equity or other showcase
  • a workshop production
  • a script-in-hand staged reading
  • a student lab performance

We place no limitations on subject matter. Scripts may be based on factual events, purely fictional, or adaptations. We are not seeking musicals or children's plays.To ensure an equitable judging process, please submit only a "blind" script, with all personal identifying information removed.  Limitations:


  • Reading time must be in the range of 45-90 minutes.
  • Casts must be limited to 8 actors (1 actor may play multiple roles).
  • The production will be in a small theater. Set, lighting, sound, costume, and prop requirements should be kept to a minimum.
  • Deadline and Timeline

Entries must be electronically submitted by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2018
Winner will be posted on our Web site in January 2019
Winning script may be workshopped.
Production will occur in November 2018 in Lexington, KY, venue tba.


Judging Process and Criteria

All entries will be screened by KWWC staff for completeness and adherence to contest guidelines. Judging will consist of two rounds. In round 1, a diverse panel of theater professionals and educators will choose 5-10 finalists. In round 2 a guest judge will choose 1 winner. Judging will be guided by literary merit and theatrical potential.

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

Monday, November 5, 2018

Corkscrew Theater Festival seeks productions

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Corkscrew Theater Festival (July 10-August 4, 2019) at the Paradise Factory Theater on NYC's Lower East Side
Submissions deadline Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm
Apply here: https://corkscrewfestival.org/application-2019

Now in our third year, Corkscrew Theater Festival is a curated presentation of new work by early career artists concentrated over four weeks at the Paradise Factory Theater in the summer of 2019. This year’s festival, running July 10-August 4, will contain four fully realized productions receiving ten performances each, and four “reading slots” for work to be heard publicly for the first time. Corkscrew seeks projects that demonstrate real collaboration, especially if they are being created through innovative or nontraditional partnerships or models.

We believe in increasing access to professional production opportunities for a wide range of early career artists and enabling their success in those opportunities. We enthusiastically support under-represented artists of all or no genders, artists of color, and LGBTQIA+ artists. Corkscrew’s model is an extension of our belief that we can do more together than we can individually: by presenting our work in a festival setting that facilitates meaningful collaboration between and among its artists, we mutually benefit.

From selection to final curtain, we provide casting assistance, design roundtables, a weekly Writers’ Group, readings in springtime for each of the five productions, and regular face-to-face meetings with our festival staff. We guarantee at least sixteen hours of technical rehearsal time and curtain times at prime theater-going hours. As a festival large enough to break through the clutter, yet still intimately connected to its artists, we are uniquely positioned to pursue external validation in the form of reviews, press features, and audience testimony. While there are many summer festivals, we believe this artist-centric approach distinguishes us within the New York theater community.

The application is not meant to kill you! We’re looking for the following materials:

A full draft of a script

Lead artist bios (broadly defined as Playwright/creator, Director, Producer, any other notable creative partners).

One or more work samples (photos, audio, or video)

Short answers (100-200 words) to five open-ended questions about the project.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm. Phone interviews will take place January 3-10, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by February 14.

Our application is live! Fill out this informational google form. This is where you’ll upload your short answers, script, and any other supporting materials.

FAQs: Playwrights may submit more than one play; plays should not have previously had a fully-staged production (previous workshop productions are acceptable and in fact encouraged); playwrights must retain their own producer or self-produce, though the festival offers a lot of hands-on assistance - visit corkscrewfestival.org to read the details. 

Celtic Calling Play Writing Competition

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Celtic Calling is now accepting submissions of original plays, vignettes, or one-acts, not to exceed thirty minutes, with a Celtic theme, to be performed during the weekend of the Fourth Annual Celtic Calling, March 1-3, 2019, at a location to be determined.

The deadline for submission is December 31, 2018, and the winning submission will be announced no later than January 15, 2018. A $100 stipend will be provided to the writer(s) of the winning entry.

  1. All proposals and scripts must be typewritten and emailed to CelticCallingCopperPintPlay@gmail.com by December 31, 2018, at 5:00pm. PDFs preferred. 
  2. Multiple submissions are permitted, as are collaborations between writers.
  3. The submission must be original, and the entrant must have the rights of performance and broadcast prior to submission. Celtic Calling will be granted exclusive rights of performance from the time of submission through March 31, 2019. Celtic Calling will be granted the right to permit the broadcast of the winning submissions, all or in part, in perpetuity.
  4. The play should not exceed thirty minutes. 
  5. The play must have at least two characters with speaking roles.
  6. Celtic Calling may charge for tickets to the performance, which will go to offset the costs of production of the play(s) and/or festival. 
  7. The submission must have a ‘Celtic’ theme, which is solely up to the interpretation of the reading committee.
  8. The play(s) will be selected by a committee, whose decisions are final, including the decision not to decide, should the entries not meet the requirements or other standards.  

Discount tickets: LURED

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The hate rhetoric being spewed right now in our own country by our own president feels awfully similar to the propaganda coming out of Russia in the last few years, thanks to Trump’s hero, Vladimir Putin. As anyone who has studied history knows too well, this vitriol often leads to the scapegoating of certain groups of people.

Our play LURED deals directly with the effects of government sanctioned hatred and the potential repercussions.

TICKETS NOW ON SALE FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
A BRUTAL AND HONEST DEPICTION OF GAY PERSECUTION IN RUSSIA
NOVEMBER 8-25, 2018 AT THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
Directed by Frank J. Avella & Carlotta Brentan. 
The cast features Ms. Brentan, Brendan Daugherty, John DiMino, Cali Gilman, Kalen J. Hall, Marc Lombardo & David Joseph Volino. 

For discount tickets visit: www.LuredThePlay.com  Use code: Lured15 for $15 tickets

Based on factual accounts and events, LURED focuses on one particular Russian hate group's attack on a young gay man and the repercussions that follow, when his loved ones decide to take action.
In this current world climate, the play could not be timelier. LURED is for mature audiences only.

LURED performance schedule is as follows: Thurs., Nov. 8th - Sun., Nov. 25th, Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 8pm and Sun. at 3pm. 
With added performances on Sat., Nov. 10th at 3pm and Mon., November 19th at 8pm.

Full price tickets are $18 available at https://www.smarttix.com/Event/lur5E6, or via SmartTix at 212-868-4444 
or in person at the theater prior to each performance.
Please call 973-715-2356 for further information or e-mail luredtheplay@gmail.com.    Industry comps available.
TWITTER: @LUREDTHEPLAY

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  

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Berklee Theater Arts Collaborative (BTAC) is seeking new musical submissions

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Berklee Theater Arts Collaborative (BTAC), the program for musical theater performance, stage management, conducting, and songwriting minors at Berklee College of Music, is seeking new musical submissions for main stage, staged-reading, and studio workshop productions.

Scripts at all stages of development are welcome

Students work under the direction of Berklee's faculty industry professionals to produce and perform all aspects of the new work, including new arrangements where appropriate

Performances are presented publicly at the Berklee Performance Center and other Berklee stage venues. High quality video recording may be available for archival and portfolio reference (subject to individual contract agreements). In many cases, pieces are performed with a full live orchestra. Writers have access to professional creative and production team feedback. Writers maintain full ownership of their work

The search committee is primarily seeking interesting stories with strong writing and music to feature our culturally diverse student body and promote the program's main goal: to help shape the narrative for the next generation of Broadway creators and performers by changing the landscape of theater to be fully inclusive of actors, directors, and writers of diverse backgrounds

BTAC prioritizes musicals with:
  • Open Casting possibilities 
  • Empowered roles for women, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community 
  • Opportunities for actors who play instruments 
  • Cast sizes ranging from 10 to 18 characters including ensemble roles
  • Main characters age appropriate for college students (teens-late 20’s)
BTAC employs both Open and Conscious Casting for all theater productions. Which means: unless significant aspects of the story are about gender, sexuality, or race topics  - all roles are open to all students regardless of race, color, gender identity, nationality, ethnicity, class, religion, ability, age, sex, and sexual orientation

SUBMISSION FORM

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

Smith & Kraus and True Acting Institute seeks monologues


We invite you to submit your monologues for consideration

Your 1-2 minute monologue may come from a play that has a copyright anytime from August 2017 until the end of 2018. (From a musical too? Yes!)

Fill out the email form. You will receive an email with a private submission link. 
Submissions must be made by November 15, 2018.

You may enter as many monologues as you choose, for either the Mens book, the Women's book or for both books. 
1. By submitting your 1-2 minute monologue for consideration by Smith & Kraus Publishers (SK), for inclusion in SK's The Best Mens Monologues 2019 and/or The Best Women's Monologues 2019, you grant SK permission to publish the monologue in said books in print, ebook, or any other form in which the book may be published. Monologue must be written in English. 
2. If the submitted monologue(s) is selected for inclusion in said titles, you will receive as remuneration:  One page featuring the monologue and a "facing page" to be used in support of an actors performance as well as in the promotion of you and your writing career. You will also receive 10 copies of the published book free of any charges.

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre (Illinois) 2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival 2019

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Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre (Joliet Illinois) s excited to open this unique opportunity to teens (ages 12-17) and adults (age 18 and older) for the 2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival 2019.

FEE
$0 – it’s FREE to enter!

FORMS
Teen form click here.
Adult form click here.

NOVEMBER 20, 2018
Forms and original plays are due for review. Stories must be original, 10 to 15 pages long and in script form. Simply fill out the registration form and attach your short original script for review.

DECEMBER 5, 2018
Selections for the festival will be announced. If selected, you will cast and direct your own actors. The plays will be the author’s vision come to life on stage! Playwrights may recruit friends and family to star in their production on January 19, 2019. Plays will be 10 minutes in length. Mentoring will be available by Kimberly D. Garrett of KDG Greater Entertainment. She’ll advise on staging and production.

Everything else is up to the author!

JANUARY 19, 2019
2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival – selections performed on stage!

MORE INFO
815-724-3761
bipark@jolietcity.org
The event is produced by the Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc., nonprofit.

LAKESHORE PLAYERS THEATRE 15TH ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

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Finalist plays will be produced at our Annual Festival in June 2019.

Play submissions will be accepted through November 15, 2018.


HIGH SCHOOL PLAYWRIGHTS

High school-aged playwrights are encouraged to enter. Plays must include a letter from a teacher or school administrator, written on school letterhead, verifying that the play was written during high school, in addition to the guidelines below. If the committee chooses to name a high school entry as a finalist for the 15th annual contest, the play will be produced with the other finalists in our festival in June 2019.


ALL PLAYWRIGHTS

Please read the following rules and requirements carefully.
Plays not meeting the requirements will be disqualified.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The play should be approximately ten-minutes in length.

The play must have no more than five on-stage (speaking and non-speaking) characters.

You may submit only one play, so send us your best! Please do not make more than one submission.

The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers.

(We like 12-point, easy to read fonts, such as Times New Roman or Arial)

The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission to our contest. We do screen for this, so don't send us your play if it has been produced. (Staged readings are not counted as "produced.")

Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our annual festival and photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes, if it is chosen as a finalist.


ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

 The play should have simple technical requirements. There won't be a set — a few furniture pieces and a few props only — we only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes
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As a community theatre, we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, therefore plays with excessive offensive language are less likely to be selected - please keep that in consideration.

Two ways to submit: Email or Mail.

Your play must be received no later than November 15, 2018 to be eligible.

ONLY PLAYS SUBMITTED EXACTLY AS OUTLINED BELOW WILL BE ACCEPTED.

EMAIL TWO PDFS

VERY IMPORTANT – Email submission rules below MUST be followed, or your submission will be disqualified.

  • Send one copy of the play with ALL contact information on the title page:
  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number
  • your email address


Send ANOTHER copy of play for the judges with NO contact information on the title page: just the title of the play.

Email Instructions:

Subject line: Include the title of your play, for example: 10 Min Contest: MY GREAT PLAY
Include your complete contact information in the body of the email.


Tell us where you heard about the contest
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Please include the title of your play in the file name. For example:
- My Great Play-Blind.pdf
- My Great Play.pdf

Email plays to: 10mpf@lakeshoreplayers.org.

MAIL TWO COPIES

Don't know how to PDF? No problem.

Send one copy of the play with ALL contact information:

  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number
  • your email address

Include ANOTHER copy of play for the judges with NO contact information - just the title and the play.

Mail to:
15th Annual Lakeshore Players 10-Minute Play Committee
4941 Long Ave White Bear Lake, MN 55110


Plays will not be returned to you.

If you would like confirmation that we have received your script, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard with your script.


FINALISTS

Plays chosen for production in our festival will receive $10 per Lakeshore performance of the play, and a copy of the program from the festival within 60 days of the festival weekend. Production photos will be uploaded to PhotoBucket and available for viewing, sharing, and downloading.

Any questions? E-mail: office@lakeshoreplayers.org.

Saturday, November 3, 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

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