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Friday, March 30, 2018

Triskelion Arts' Experimental Works Program

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Triskelion Arts is seeking proposals for our new Experimental Works program to take place in the Douglas Elliman Studio Theater at 106 Calyer Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Through this program, Triskelion Arts will co-present works that the proposer views as "experimental" in theater, dance, performance art, or any other medium.

ROLLING DEADLINE

Triskelion's aim in launching this program is to provide a venue and support to works appropriate for an intimate and informal space, and to encourage the creation of new work by removing the ever-present pressure on artists for having significant up-front costs for the rental of space for presentation. Triskelion Arts can provide technical and front-of-house staff for your production (also with no up-front costs) or provide support for professional technical staff of the proposer's choosing.

Triskelion's goal is to provide a straight-forward yet flexible arrangement for works that may not easily fit the guidelines of other programs at Triskelion Arts or other venues, and to welcome new audiences and new ideas to our stages. There is no fee to apply.

More Details & Apply: www.triskelionarts.org/apply-experimental-works

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation grant guidelines

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The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation offers grants to production companies to offset expenses in producing theatrical works (plays, musicals, performance art, operas, choral works, orchestral works with text) and film or video. All works must be LGBTQ-themed and must be based on, or inspired by, history. See What Is Historical? for more information.

Grants may be used toward any aspect of a production. Grants do not exceed $1,500; the amount of each is decided on an individual basis.  When choosing which projects to fund, the foundation gives priority to new works and to productions aimed at creating new audiences for LGBTQ-themed performing-arts works. Please note: The foundation no longer supports revivals of plays by well-known LGBTQ playwrights.

Please be advised that the foundation is NOT a production company. Grantees are responsible for producing the works for which they receive grants.

Also, please note that the foundation makes production grants only to incorporated not-for-profit entities such as theatrical companies, film and video production organizations, and the like. If you are an individual not associated with a not-for-profit organization that will produce your work, you are not eligible for consideration for a production grant. If you or your group is not an incorporated not-for-profit but is affiliated with a not-for-profit that can act as your fiscal sponsor, please tell us the name of that organization and provide documentation of its 501(c)3 status.

Proposals may be submitted throughout the year; please allow 60 to 90 days for a response.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

Submit your proposal electronically, as an email with attachments, to: info@aabbfoundation.org.
In the body of your email, describe the proposed production, provide brief information about the organization mounting the work, include information about the historical inspiration for the work, and explain how the grant will be utilized. If you wish, you may include other relevant information about the project; such information may include theater capacity, ticket prices, planned production dates, community outreach efforts, or (for a film or video project) projected distribution.
In your email, please ask for a specific dollar amount. If we approve your proposal, we may not be able to provide funding at the level requested, but it is essential for us to know exactly how much money you are asking for.
Please make sure to provide your email address, phone number, and postal mailing address.
If a production budget is available, please include it as an attachment, specifying which expense(s) a grant from the foundation will pay for.
Include the work to be produced as an attachment. The required content of submissions varies by genre (see immediately below), but all submitted works must concern LGBTQ life and must be based on history. Texts, scores, etc. should be clearly labeled with the work’s title, the author’s or composer’s name, the submitting organization, and all appropriate postal and email addresses and phone numbers.

Specific requirements by genre are as follows:

For plays, musicals, or screenplays:

Manuscripts should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font, and saved as a .doc, .docx, or PDF.
In the case of musicals, audio segments should be attached as MP3 files and limited to a total of 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary. If samples are available online, please provide us with a link to the relevant website.
For opera, choral works, orchestral works with texts, or song cycles (popular or classical):

A piano-vocal score if scored for orchestra OR a full score if the work is for a small ensemble or chorus.
A complete libretto OR a complete book and lyrics.
Audio segments attached as MP3 files and limited to a total of 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary. If samples are available online, please provide us with a link to the relevant website.
For film or video projects:

A screenplay, treatment, or prospectus.
A link or links to websites for viewing trailers, clips from the work-in-progress, and/or excerpts from previous works.

Punk Monkey Productions seeking one-act plays

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Punk Monkey Productions is now accepting one-act plays for their seventh season of PL.A.Y Noir. Submissions should ideally range from between 10 to 20 and are required to fall in the genre of Film Noir and tradition of the vintage crime novels of the 30s and 40s by Chandler, Hammett, and Cain (think private detectives, femme fatales, unscrupulous villains, etc.).

For a frame of reference, please look at movies like The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, and The Third Man. Entries may include dramas or comedies, and may be set in classic Noir period (40s-50s) through the present day, or even future, as long as they fall under the umbrella of noir.

Selected pieces will receive a four-week/twelve performance run in the fall of 2018 at The Actor’s Workout Studio in the North Hollywood Arts District, as well as, non-exclusive publication in a collection of the season’s selected plays.

For more details, visit www.playnoir.com.
Scripts may be emailed to info@punkmonkeyproductions.com.

Submission deadline is May 31, 2018.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Business of Theater Workshop

No matter your role in a production, it is vital that you know who the players are in any theater company. Learn who's who, what they do, and how decisions are made in both commercial and nonprofit institutions - which could be the difference between getting hired back or not.

Instructor: Dean Carpenter (General Manager, Primary Stages)
Saturday, April 21 from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

If you want to be as knowledgeable as possible about the structure of American theaters as you move forward in your career, this workshop is for you.

In this workshop you will:
---Discuss the different roles and departments within any theater company.
---Delve into what each person within a theater company does and what all of the job titles really mean.
---Discuss the differences between commercial and nonprofit companies, both in terms of structure and how decisions are made.

By the end of this workshop, you will have a better understanding of what makes up a theater company and be able to represent yourself professionally to anyone at any theater, armed with knowledge about the business.


Easy and convenient payment plans are available to break up tuition. Primary Stages ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

2018 Glassco Translation Residency

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Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal, in partnership with the Cole Foundation, is now accepting submissions for the 2018 Glassco Translation Residency. The residency will take place June 13-23, 2018 at the home of the late Bill Glassco, in Tadoussac, Quebec.

The Glassco Translation Residency allows playwrights and translators from across Canada and beyond to come together for ten days in Tadoussac, Quebec, to work in-depth on their translations projects.

The chosen participants are provided with a unique opportunity to focus on their projects and to share expertise in a retreat environment. Translations into all languages are welcomed. Over the past 10 years we have supported translation projects into Cree, French, English, Spanish, Catalan, Cantonese, and Italian. Award-winning translator and playwright, Bobby Theodore, will serve as residency host and translation dramaturg.

We are now accepting submissions of plays that are slated for translation. The play should ideally have had a production in its original language. At least one component of the project needs to be Canadian. We strongly encourage Indigenous artists to apply.

Please send us:

A description of the project which includes the name of the translator and playwright, an indication of how the Residency will benefit the project, and any details on production interest.
Biography of both the playwright and translator
A copy of the play in its original language
One of the selection criteria for translation projects will be the availability of both the playwright and the translator to attend the residency together.

Deadline for submissions is April 14, 2018
Please email submissions to residency@playwrights.ca
Subject: The Glassco Translation Residency
PDF format, 1 file only

Accessibility details: The residency is in Tadoussac, Québec in an 18th century log home. There are 8 steps down to the entrance of the house. The bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible. Please contact Emma Tibaldo at emma@playwrights.ca with any questions or queries.

Cliquez ici pour lire l’appel en français : Résidence de Traduction Glassco à Tadoussac 2018

Aberrant Theatre is currently seeking short, horror themed plays

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Aberrant Theatre is currently seeking short, horror themed plays to be produced as part of our upcoming Ghost Light Anthology.
Working from an anthology model akin to Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt, Aberrant Theatre will be presenting an evening of short, scary plays as part of what we hope will become an annual event.

The event will take place at The Box in Toronto during the last half of October, with each play receiving 8 performances. Exact performance schedule TBA.

Please read the following information carefully:

- Plays selected will feature small casts, and will have a run time of no more than 20 minutes.

- Preference will be given to pieces requiring minimal sets, costumes, props and / or effects.

- Aberrant Theatre is committed to creating a platform for marginalized identities and experiences, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, class, sexuality, education, ability, and accessibility. Selected pieces will reflect this commitment.

- Pieces must not contain any intellectual property which doesn't belong to the author. Pieces featuring intellectual property from the public domain will also be accepted.

- There is no fee to submit your play, nor will monetary compensation be guaranteed for participating in the project. An honorarium may be awarded to plays selected for production, dependant on funding.

Otherwise, the blood-red sky is the limit. Send us your monsters, your killers, your things that go bump in the night. Join us as we add a spooky new tradition to the Toronto theatre scene.

Submission Deadline: June 1st, 2018. 

Successful applicants can expect to be contacted shortly after this date, however due to the volume of submissions only those selected for production will be contacted.

Please email your submissions to aberranttheatrecreations@gmail.com using the subject line "Ghost Light Submission". If applicable, please also include details on any past performances of your piece, including when & where any past productions have occurred.

About the Company:

Based in Toronto, Ontario, Aberrant Theatre was founded in 2017 with the intention of bringing the horror genre to the stage through a lens of social responsibility. This will be it's inaugural production, with the intention of becoming an annual event.

Please visit our Facebook page for updates! https://www.facebook.com/AberrantTheatre/

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Life-sized Meme productions seeks scripts for 2018 MN Fringe production

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Life-sized Meme productions is looking for a script for our 2018 MN Fringe production, we will have 5 guaranteed show slots with the option of a 6th spot if we “win” the encore. LSM is a production house that endeavors to:

  • Bring relevant ideas and discussions to the community through entertaining plays
  • Connect local theater artists with the twin cities community
  • Produce plays at minimal cost in order to keep the ticket prices low
  • Share profits with artists and empower local artists to confidently express their talent
With those goals in mind we want to find a new script that meets the following three criteria:
  • Script has never been performed in the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area before.
  • The script can be a comedy, drama, tragedy, mystery or a combination (sorry no musicals).
  • Script length should be between 45 and 55 mins
The following three criteria will make our script ideal, but we will definitely consider scripts without the following criteria as well:
  • Our ideal script would be a script with a good story that's relatable to the twin cities audience and will keep them engaged (at the edge of their seats) for its entire duration.
  • Our ideal script will be one that delivers a message around relevant topics.
  • Our ideal script will have emotions or situations which would present artistic challenges for our actors.
  • Our ideal script will have a cast size of 5 - 10 cast members.
The chosen script will be provided with a contract for the production and will be compensated with a guaranteed amount of $50, two free tickets to the play (for one of the shows) and credit in the program

Please send a PDF copy of your script to lifesizedmeme@gmail.com no later than April 24th 2018 at 5pm CST.

While submitting please mention to what extent you are open/able to work/discuss with the director on any minor changes to the script during it's production process. Please state the run length of the show in the body of the email.

Ox-Bow 2018 Fall Writers Residency

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Deadline May 1, 2018  

Fall residents are given the time, solitude, and focus often unavailable to so many working artists and writers. Each fall between 25 and 30 artists and writers participate in the residency creating a community of engaged peers. At Ox-Bow, artists can enjoy 24-hour access to their studios, and an inspirational setting, free from the expectations of commercial and academic demands. During the fall season, residents have the opportunity to work in studios not available during the summer session. Three studios are dedicated specifically to writers. The fall is also an ideal time to propose group or collaborative work. Please complete the application online. If you have any questions, contact us at 1.800.318.3019.

Keegan Boiler Room Series Play and Musical Submissions

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The Boiler Room Series is committed to supporting the development of new plays and musicals. Five plays or musicals will be selected to be workshopped and performed as Boiler Room Series staged readings over the course of the in 2017-2018 season, and selected scenes from all 5 plays will be showcased in a festival in July.

The plays chosen will be announced on a rolling basis; the script chosen for October’s reading will be announced in late September.

Submissions will be accepted until April 1, 2018.  

Online submission

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Happy World Theater Day March 27



World Theatre Day was initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute ITI. It is celebrated annually on the 27th March by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. Various national and international theatre events are organized to mark this occasion. One of the most important of these is the circulation of the World Theatre Day Message through which at the invitation of ITI, a figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace. The first World Theatre Day Message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962.

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Fade To Black Play Festival

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We are seeking 10-minute plays for our upcoming season.

Submission indicates you have read, understand and consent to the rules and guidelines.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  • Submitting author must be an African-American/Black playwright and the sole owner of the copyrighted work.
  • Submission form must be completed before emailing your play.
  • Play must not be previously produced.
  • “Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event. *Staged readings are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings but has not been produced as a full-scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.
  • Play must not be published.
  • “Published” - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.
  • Play must not exceed 8-10 minutes.
  • Plays that exceed this time frame will be disqualified.
  • Play must be submitted in pdf format.
  • Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only minor accommodations of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
  • No more than three (3) submissions per playwright are accepted.
  • The playwright may choose any theme or subject matter they desire.
  • Play must not be a musical.
  • Play must not be written for children or youth.
  • Play must not be a re-submission from previous Fade To Black festival seasons.
  • Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to submit.
REMEMBER!
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100.00.
  • Selected playwrights will have their play produced in front of a live audience.
  • Submissions open February 1.
  • Submission deadline is April 1.
  • Playwrights will be announced no later than May 1.
  • Email your submission in pdf format. Email address: submissions@wmgellc.com
  • Email header should read: Submission: Fade to Black. Your name. Title of play.
  • Your play should include cover pages including your name, contact information, title of play as well as any character descriptions or pertinent details you have regarding the play.

  • For more information, please contact Denise O'Neal at sdoneal12@yahoo.com

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2018

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

Prize:

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

A staged reading of the winning script on May 12th, 2018, in the Wagner New Play Festival attended by national theatre professionals.

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


Adjudication:

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

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


Guidelines:

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

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

Scripts will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2018.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 13th, 2018. 

The winner will be announced by April 27th, 2018.

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


Submissions:

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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Fourth Annual End of The Road New Short Play Festival and Beach Party

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

South Baldwin Community Theatre of Gulf Shores, Alabama is seeking submissions for the Fourth Annual End of The Road New Short Play Festival and Beach Party.  The End of the Road New Short Play Festival will be held July 13,14 and 15 2018 in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama.  It will consist of three staged readings of the eight winning ten minute plays.  There will be an additional slot reserved for a student (18 and under) play.  By submitting your play you are agreeing to participate in the production of the play which means that  attendance by the playwright is a requirement for winning scripts.  Plays may have had prior productions but may not have been published.  Plays should not exceed 10 minutes in length and should be appropriate for a family friendly theatre.

Submissions can be made via US mail to:

South Baldwin Community Theatre
PO Box 722
Gulf Shores, Al   36547

Submissions can also be sent via email to pfizplays@gmail.com.  Please include your name and contact information on a separate cover sheet.  The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the body of the script.

Deadline for submissions is 4-06-18 and the winners will be notified by 5-01-18.

The weekend will include an opening night beach party reception and a closing reception with talk-back.   A $100.00 first prize will be given to the Judges’ Choice and a $50.00 prize will be given to the Audience Favorite.

For more details or questions call 251-968-6721 or visit the theatre online at:
 www.sbct.biz.

We are looking forward to reading your play!

THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD 2018

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  • This Award aims to identify and champion debut and emerging writers. We cannot consider your submission if you have had another full-length play produced professionally in a subsidised London, or major regional/international venue for 4 weeks or moreYou must submit this work yourself and not through a third party/agent
  • The reading process is anonymous. Please do not include your name or contact details anywhere in the text of your script. Your personal information will be held separately
  • The online portal will be open for submissions until 11.59pm 31st March 2018. Any entries received after this time will not enter the reading process
  • Only entries submitted online though theatre503.com/writers/submissions will be accepted. Please do not submit any material by any other means. E.g. on paper, email, CDs, digital media.
  • Please do not submit or include any other material, or include images in your script
  • Adaptations are not eligible.
  • Plays must be written in the English Language.
  • Plays must never have been professionally optioned, produced or published.
  • Only one script may be submitted by each writer.
  • Theatre503 must be informed immediately should you wish to withdraw your play at any point.
By submitting a script for consideration you agree that:
  • You are over 16 years of age.
  • You have not had a play produced professionally for a 4 week run or more in a subsidised London, major regional or international venue.
  •  The script does not contain any detail of your identity.
  •  You are the writer of the play and exclusively own and control all copyright and all other related rights to the play.
  •  The play is over 60 minutes in length.
  •  The play is original, unperformed, unpublished work for the stage and has not been produced anywhere in the world.
  •  The play is available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company.
  •  If you are the winner you will receive £3,000 in prize money and £3,000 as an advance against 8% of the gross box office, to grant Theatre503 the exclusive license to produce the play for up to 18 months after the announcement of the award.
  •  Nick Hern Books will have first refusal to publish the winning play in the UK.

9th Annual Festival of Shorts

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Submission Details for Festival of Shorts!
Thank you for your interest in the 9th Annual Festival of Shorts hosted by Edmonds Driftwood Players in residence at the Wade James Theater.

The Festival this year will be presented in four performances – Friday and Saturday, July 6 and 7 at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8 at 2pm. Please read through ALL of the instructions for submission. If a submission does not meet the criteria listed, we will return it so the playwright can fix and resubmit. Deadline for all submissions is Monday, April 2 at  5pm Pacific Standard Time. All short play submissions must be sent electronically to: shorts@edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org.

We are so excited to announce our theme for 2018, “Be Careful What You Wish For”. Sometimes the things we most desire can lead to horrible, hilarious and completely unexpected outcomes even when we get our “heart’s desire.” How will you incorporate this truth in your original short script? Make it amazing and maybe we’ll see you at our Festival in July!

In order to enter the festival, please DO the following:

  • Submit an original, never before produced script for a play that will last no longer than 10 minutes with 6 characters or less, which can be staged with minimal sets, props, and costumes.
  • Incorporate the theme of “Be Careful What You Wish For” into your story.
  • Submit two separate documents:
  • A single cover page with the title of your play and your full name, address, email address and phone number.
  • The original short submission ‘Standard Stage Play Format’ with the script and title of the play ONLY. No identifying information about the playwright is to appear in this “blind” copy. All plays which fail to submit a blind copy of their play will be disqualified. The blind copy of the script preserves anonymity in our judging process.
  • Submit your play by 5pm Pacific Standard Time on Monday, April 2, 2018.
  • All scripts should be submitted electronically to: shorts@edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org
In order to enter the festival, please DON’T do the following:

  • Don’t submit a play with a single character. This means NO monologues, please
  • Don’t submit a play that includes nudity, excessive bad language or could in any way be construed as a hard ‘R’ or ‘X’ rating.
  • Don’t include excessive props or things like glitter or feathers that would be hard to clean up and delay transitions for our festival. Eight plays will be presented at each performance (4 plays before intermission, 4 plays after intermission). Please don’t make it hard for our production team to stage your show. We are looking for submissions that could be staged with a few acting blocks and some costumes.
  • Don’t submit a play that has been produced on any stage, anywhere prior to Monday April 2, 2018. We will do a search for each play before notifying our 8 finalists. Any evidence that a play has been previously produced will result in disqualification of the script from our festival.
We look forward to hearing from people from all walks of life from all over the planet so have fun! Hopefully your script will be a hit with our judges and we’ll see you in July for our 9th Annual Festival of Shorts! 

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Manhattan Rep's SHORT PLAY PROJECT Spring 2018

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It is always hard to find a place to showcase your longer short play (26 - 50 minutes.)  Many short play events only accept plays up to 20 minutes, and the few ones that host longer short plays book up fast. So what do you do with your longer short play?

Manhattan Rep's SHORT PLAY PROJECT may be the answer for you

We supply the technician for lights and sound.  We supply the poster and the ticketing pages. We curate, organize and orchestrate the program with 1 or 2 other longer short plays (26-50 minutes.) And we supply our beautiful new theatre space on West 45th St. right in the middle of the of Broadway and more!

Manhattan Rep's SHORT PLAY PROJECT is created to showcase your longer short plays (26-50 minutes) in the heart of the theatrical capital of the world:

Times Square!

Seeking FULLY PRODUCED 1 act plays 26 to 50 minutes
(cast, directed and ready to be performed May/June 2018)
for Manhattan Rep's
SPRING SHORT PLAY PROJECT  LATE APRIL/MAY/JUNE 2018
at the New Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 17-19 West 45th St.

Each 26 - 50 minute play will be given:
A tech rehearsal with our technician to run your sound and lights, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances, (even more if your show is selling well), at the brand new Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 45th St. in Midtown Manhattan!

To submit your 26 - 50 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 history (readings etc etc.)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by APRIL 30, 2018

Please put “SPRING 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 April 30, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots.

There is no submission fee.

Once accepted, there is a $50 participation fee.

 NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Coachella Review seeks drama

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Deadline: April 30, 2018

The Coachella Review is looking for short theatrical works to publish online in our Summer 2018 issue. This is a great opportunity for first time writers looking to get their works published or for seasoned playwrights wanting to reach a new audience.

Compensation: Author credit.

Looking for: 10-minute or one-act plays (10-30 pages). Themes and genres are open, but we are looking for good, polished storytelling. Submit plays in doc., rtf., or pdf. with the subject line your last name, underscore, and title of work. For example: Jackson_Best Play Ever. Submit plays and inquiries to . www.thecoachellareview.com

Submit via Submittable

Friday, March 23, 2018

Open Space Arts seeking submissions

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Open Space Arts is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming Summer Playwright's Festival. This year's theme is "Nightmares and Daydreams."

Plays must be:

- 10 to 15 minutes in length (about 8-13 pages)
- Suitable for an outdoor stage (no special lighting, effects, etc)
- Family friendly
- Inspired by the theme "Nightmares and Daydreams"

We give preference to plays that have roles for young people. Playwrights may submit up to two plays for consideration.

Please email them to openspaceartsmd@gmail.com no later than April 15th, 2018.  

Include a cover page with your contact information, and a second page with a list of characters and a 1-2 sentence summary of the piece.  Plays without these requirements may not be considered.

Playwrights will receive email confirmation that their play has been received.  Due to the number of plays we receive, we are only able to notify winning playwrights.  An announcement of our selected plays will be made in late May.  Playwrights will receive two complimentary tickets to the performance, and will be honored at an opening night reception.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Seeing Between the Lines: The Dramaturg’s Perspective

The dramaturg’s job is to read between the lines and enhance a script with specificity and accuracy. This workshop will teach you to watch and read a play from the perspective of a dramaturg and see what you’ve been missing. By the end of this workshop, you will be equipped to see any production with a more discerning eye and able to bring dramaturgy into your work as a writer, actor, or director.

Instructor: Ken Cerniglia (Literary Manager and Dramaturg, Disney Theatrical Group)
Thursday, April 19 from 6:30pm – 9:30pm

In this workshop you will:
---Watch a performance of Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington. (Tickets will be provided for students at no additional cost.)
---Meet with your class after viewing the production. Your instructor will facilitate a class discussion about the production, exploring the questions of why this play, in this place, at this time.
---Discuss what it means to be a dramaturg, what dramaturgical inquiry is, and how you can incorporate dramaturgical practice into your work no matter your role in a production.

About Feeding the Dragon by Sharon Washington:
Award-winning actress Sharon Washington returns to Primary Stages to share a uniquely personal story. As both playwright and star of this autobiographical solo piece, Sharon revisits her time growing up in an apartment on the top floor inside the St. Agnes Branch of the New York Public Library, where her father served as the building’s custodian.


Easy and convenient payment plans are available to break up tuition. Primary Stages ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

48-Hour Musicals

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coLAB Arts is now accepting musician, writer, director, and actor applications for the fourth annual 48-Hour Musicals, scheduled for Sunday, April 29 at 7pm at Pino's Lounge (13 North 4th Avenue, Highland Park).

Musicians, writers, and directors are expected to be available Friday, April 27 at 5pm through the performance on Sunday. 

Creative teams set their own hours for creation, but definitely benefit when erring on the side of more time.

Actors should be available for rehearsal, Sunday, April 28, 12pm to 8pm, and Sunday, April 29, 11am - through performance.

Use the form only to apply.

Deadline for applications for writers, directors, and musicians is Friday, March 30 at 11:59pm.

Deadline for actors is Friday, April 6 at 11:59pm!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

9Thirty Theatre Company submission guidelines

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9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to Submissions@9ttc.org. In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.

Guidelines

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:
• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks
To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.
For Visual Artists

We are accepting pieces for display in our lobby at performances, from visual artists of all mediums whose work is in concert with our mission. This may include art made from found objects, sustainable materials, non-toxic and eco-friendly products, etc.

About Project Proposals

Please include the project name, history and plan of action, project description (please include what your work is exploring or a synopsis), and any research you have done.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Discount tickets: LATER LIFE

Keen Company presents
​LATER LIFE
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Jonathan Silverstein
Starring Liam Craig, Barbara Garrick, Laurence Lau, Jodie Markell

February 27 – April 14,​ ​2018

What would you do if you were given a second chance on love?​ ​

In Later Life, a middle-aged man and woman meet at a cocktail party and ponder beginning the relationship that eluded them 30 years ago. While the pair rediscover each other and themselves, a bevy of delightful guests rally behind them. With poignancy and laughs, this classic Gurney play reminds us of the infinite possibilities in life just waiting to be pursued. A romantic tale of missed connections and hope for new beginnings.

“A gentle production that lets Gurney speak for himself...Later Life reminds us of what a craftsman Gurney was, and how many rueful shades of warmth he could find in frozen lives."
-- Ben Brantley, New York Times

Check out www.keencompany.org for more info.

Mainstage Schedule:​
Tues – Thurs at 7 PM, Fri at 8 PM, Sat at 2 PM & 8 PM, Sun at 3 PM
​Additional matinee added on Wednesday April 11th at 2pm.​

The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Aves)
New York, NY 10036

KEEN CONVERSATIONS:
Free talkback series immediately following the below performances. More details here.
Thursday March 22nd
Thursday March 29th
Thursday April 5th
Thursday April 12th

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13th Annual One Act Play Festival (OAPF)

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Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum.

Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.
Seeking Short Plays: Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children thru seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged.

Selected plays will be performed at
Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island
from July 26 – August 11, 2018 (more performance details below).

Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Saturday, April 14, 2018. 

Any plays received or postmarked past April 14th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by the end of May/early June.

Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit with no performance/royalty fees.

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

Festival Performance Schedule:
July 26 – August 11, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm
Thursday, July 26 @ 7pm Friday, July 27 @ 7pm Saturday, July 28 @ 7pm
Thursday, August 2 @ 7pm Friday, August 3 @ 7pm Saturday, August 4 @ 7pm
Thursday, August 9 @ 7pm Friday, August 10 @ 7pm Saturday, August 11 @ 7pm

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

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

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

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

About the One Act Play Festival: Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels. This year marks the 13th annual year and aims to showcase new works by emerging and established playwrights and highlight the best short plays that were submitted for review.
About Artists’ Exchange: Artists' Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. We are operated by Gateways to Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings.

Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and café, along with secondary venue Theatre 82, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Enriching classes and summer camps are offered year-round in art, ceramics, theater, and music; and a variety of events – including plays, music concerts, birthday parties, and fundraisers – are hosted at our venues.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Rover Dramawerks is seeking full-length comedies or farces to be a part of our Nineteenth Season.

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  • We will accept only the first 150 full-length plays (at least 60 pages).
  • The submission window is open from March 19 to 31 or until 150 plays have been received.
  • Comedies or farces only! No musicals or dramas, and no one-person shows.
  • Please include a cast list and brief synopsis.
  • Scripts must be in PDF format and without the author’s name and contact info anywhere on the script or in the file name (i.e. this is a blind submission process).
  • Plays may have been previously produced but not in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex.
  • If previously produced, please include a production history.
  • Plays may not have been published other than on NPX or via download on a personal website. This includes self-publication or in anthologies.
  • Do not submit a play that you have sent to us previously!
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted using the form provided: https://form.jotform.com/roverdramawerks/new-play-contest-no-4
One full-length play will receive a cash prize of $500 and a full production in Rover Dramawerks’ 2019 Season. (There is no fee to submit.)

Rover Dramawerks performs in a reconfigurable black box theatre that seats 90-130. Please take this into consideration when presenting your work to us for consideration. We also strongly encourage you to check out our website at www.roverdramawerks.com to see the types of plays we generally produce.

The judges reserve the right not to award prizes or productions if they feel the caliber of plays received does not warrant a winner.

Theatre Conspiracy Annual New Play Contest

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Entry fee waived for members of The Dramatists Guild, but proof of membership is required.

Theatre Conspiracy is now accepting submissions for its Annual New Play Contest between December 2017 and March 2018. All works submitted will be read and judged by a panel of qualified theatre teachers, directors and performers. Work submitted to the contest must be a full length play with seven actors or less and have simple to moderate technical demands. Play having up to three previous productions are welcome. No musicals please, as we are a tone deaf theatre company.

First place winners receive $700 and a full production. However, it is our goal to produce more than one entry each year.

Guidelines:

To submit electronically, fill out the form online.

To send via snail mail, send complete script to the Alliance for the Arts ATTN: Bill Taylor 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Include biography of the playwright and character breakdown

If submitting through snail mail and you would like to have the script returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). If not, include SASE for results.

We charge a nominal fee of $10 for submissions.

If you are submitting a hardcopy of your script, please make checks payable to the Alliance for the Arts. Do not mail cash. Entry fee waived for members of The Dramatists Guild, but proof of membership is required.

Deadline for submissions is postmark date of March 30, 2018. 

Do not spend $20 to overnight or second day your script. Save your money!

Send your best script. One entry per playwright, per year.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

RENEGADE N.O.W. 2018

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The Renegade Theatre Festival, held in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking new plays for our annual festival held in August. Going into its 13th year in the festival-rich Old Town district, Renegade is a free, completely volunteer festival that gives theaters and independent producer/writer/directors an opportunity to present works that they might not normally stage. This summer marks the ninth year of the festival featuring new, original works – Renegade N.O.W.!

We will be accepting plays in three separate categories. We will be accepting new, original works that meet the following guidelines:

New Plays #1:
Plays should be no longer than 60 minutes in length.
May have been produced as a staged reading or in workshop, but not as a fully produced production.
Can be any style/genre.

New Plays #2:
Plays written on the theme: AWKWARD ENCOUNTERS
Are not longer than 10 minutes in length.
Have a cast of no more than three characters.
May have been produced as a staged reading or in workshop, but not as a fully produced production.
Can be any style/genre.
Can be fully produced using minimal setting/props/costumes.

New Plays #3:
Plays written for a children’s audience.
Should be no longer than 30 minutes in length.
Have a cast of no more than four characters.

The deadline for new play submissions is April 30th, 2018. 

We will only be accepting 250 plays this year. Once that number of submissions has been reached, a notice will be posted on the festival website: www.renegadetheatrefestival.org


Plays should be sent electronically to: ptufford35@gmail.com

All scripts should be submitted electronically. Only under certain circumstances will hard copies of scripts be accepted through the mail.

Please feel free to email me with any questions at the above email address.

Please include your name, address, phone and email address with your submission. Playwrights should also include a brief synopsis of their play that can be used in promotional material as well as a short bio. Playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by late June.

Selected plays will be seen by as many as 2,000 festival goers as well as professional, community and educational theatre representatives. In previous years, the festival has included a variety of performances by local and mid-Michigan theatres and artists. This year, we are focusing all of our energies on new plays! We hope to foster and build this festival in celebration of playwrights and new work. We’re very excited for this next stage in growing our festival.

We look forward to reading your new play!

Cordially,
Paige Dunckel

Turn to Flesh seeks plays with female protagonists

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The Basics

We are looking for new plays in heightened text with female protagonists.  We are considering plays for the following programs:

Fifth Annual Staged Reading Series - June 23 & July 14 - Two plays selected
Full length plays (90 minutes to 2.5 hours)
8 Actors max

Cocktails and Classics (Short Play Staged Reading Festival) - November 10 - Several plays selected
1, 3, 5, 10 and 30 minute plays considered
Should be a parody, homage, or in conversation with a classic piece of literature or art
5 Actors max

Deadline
Submissions close Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.  Play selection will be announced by May 1, 2018.

Format
Plays should be in a font no smaller than 11 pt with 1" page margins all around.  Only scripts submitted as a PDF will be considered.  Please include name and contact information on the title page.  The file should be named "[Title of Play] [Author's Name].pdf," such as "A Winters Tale William Shakespeare.pdf"

Cover Letters should be placed in the body of the email to turntoflesh@gmail.com, and addressed to Artistic Director, Emily C. A. Snyder.  Please include the length of the play, any technical requirements (sound, lights, etc.), the number and breakdown of actors, and development history.  Since this is a development series, plays should be ready to be publicly performed, yet should not have received a world premiere already (unless this is a significant rewrite).  Please include a little bit about yourself and what draws you to the mission of TTF.  Please mention where you are based and whether you are capable of attending rehearsals and performance in New York City.

Email Subject Lines should be "SUBMISSION: [TTF Program] - [Title of Play], [Author's Name]" such as "SUBMISSION: Fifth Annual Staged Reading Series- A Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare."

Submissions

For Full-Length Plays

Please send the best 10 pages, plus title page to turntoflesh@gmail.com.  If we are interested in reading the full script, we will send you a request.

For Short Plays (30 minutes or less)
Please send the entire play, plus title page to turntoflesh@gmail.com.

Multiple Submissions
Playwrights are welcome to send up to two plays for consideration.  Please send them in separate emails.

The Fine Print
There is no submission fee.  Selected playwrights will receive a $50 stipend for full length plays, and $20 for short plays.

Playwrights must be able to attend rehearsals and performance in New York City.  No travel stipend is available.

Due to the volume of scripts, we are unable to comment on any submissions.

Matchstick Theatre seeks plays

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Deadline March 20, 2018

We’re looking for plays of 40 minutes length or more, in development or finished.

New plays, New adaptations, New stories.. New Anything.

Send us through your work and we’ll read and consider it, and offer some feedback.

Our aim is the find and develop new writing of whatever scale or state it’s in!

For General Inquiries: info@matchsticktheatre.com

For Casting and Script Submissions: workwith@matchsticktheatre.com

21st Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award

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The New England Theatre Conference, Inc. announces the 21st Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award

A CONTEST FOR NEW FULL-LENGTH PLAYS for YOUNG AUDIENCES

ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2018 

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: OCTOBER 2018

This award was created in 1997 to honor the late Aurand Harris (1915-1996) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional theatre for young audiences.
A staged reading of the award-winning scripts, or of selected scenes from those scripts, may be given at the annual NETC convention in the fall or on another occasion.

RULES OF ENTRY
• The contest is open to all playwrights.
• The contest is for new full-length plays for young audiences. No musicals nor
plays targeted at adult audiences.

• Plays submitted to the contest must not have been...
1) previously published
2) submitted to NETC’s Gassner Playwriting Contest
3) previously produced by a professional or Equity company.


• Plays submitted which have had workshop productions or staged readings are eligible and encouraged.

• Plays submitted to this contest may have been submitted to another playwriting contest, and may have previously won a prize or an award in another contest. However, such plays must not have been published or professionally produced and must not be under option for publication or professional production.

• Playwrights may submit only one play to the contest in one year.

The play must be submitted, along with:

  • a statement that the play will not have been published or professionally produced as of April 15, 2018, and that it is not under option for publication or professional production and will not be under such option as of April 15, 2018.
  • a list of the play’s workshop and non-professional productions, if any, and awards received, if any.


ALL manuscripts and enclosures must be emailed to: mail@netconline.org

• Only manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered.
• Winners only will be notified by mail.
• Plays that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

The New England Theatre Conference, Inc.
Aurand Harris Playwriting Award
167 Cherry Street, #331
Milford, CT 06460
www.netconline.org 
mail@netconline.org (617) 851-8535

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Athena Project - Plays in Progress Series

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Athena Project--located in Denver, Colorado is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This Series will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2019, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating the voices of women artists.

Three to four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and workshop level production during the Festival. A table reading and/or concert reading may also be available. All plays from the PIP Series 2019 will be considered for the mainstage production in September of 2019, decided by a combination of a panel of judges and audience vote. Scripts are being accepted from March 3-April 15, 2018.

Submission Guidelines are as follows:

1. Playwright must be woman and may only submit ONE full-length script.

2. The play must not have ever had a fully mounted production. Prior workshop presentations are accepted, but the script must be a new version since the time of the workshop.

3. Submission must include:
a. Full copy of script (without playwright contact info*)
b. Character breakdown (without playwright contact info*)
c. Short synopsis of script (300 word limit, without playwright contact info*)
d. Resume
e. Cover letter addressing what the playwright would like to accomplish with the workshop presentation and how she heard about the call for submissions
4. Plays submitted without all supporting materials included will be disqualified.

5. We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for rehearsals as needed if selected, and for at least one workshop production performance at their own expense. We will select 3-4 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact rehearsal and performance schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright after all plays are selected.

6. Please submit your play via our website at www.AthenaProjectArts.org. Please contact us via LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.org if you have any questions about submitting. You will receive a confirmation upon receipt of materials.

Please read the FAQ’s found on the website for more information and details/restrictions on submissions.

Deadline to submit all materials is midnight, April 15, 2018**
Three or four finalists will be selected by September 2018
Directors and Dramaturgs will be selected by October 2018
Casting will be between November-December 2018/19
Rehearsals will begin in February 2019

Plays In Progress Series (part of Athena Project’s Arts Festival) opens approximately March 2019

*Contact info must be listed ONLY on resume and cover letter, not on the script or any other documents (submissions will be read blind). Documents a, b, and c should include the Title of the Play, but no playwright contact information.

**Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2018.
CALL FOR OTHER ARTISTS’ SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2019 FESTIVAL WILL BE LATER THIS FALL. PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INFO OR SIGN UP TO RECEIVE OUR NEWSLETTERS FOR THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION.

The P73 Playwriting Fellowship

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This application must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 1, 2018 to be considered for the 2019 development programs.

The P73 Playwriting Fellowship provides a year of comprehensive support to one early-career playwright who has not received a professional production in New York City (please see eligibility requirements below). Through this program, Page 73 provides artistic and financial resources to this writer as he or she develops one or more new plays of his or her choosing. The P73 Playwriting Fellow receives an unrestricted award of $10,000 and a development budget, managed by Page 73 and the Fellow over the course of the Fellowship year, up to an additional $10,000.
The Fellow is encouraged to think creatively about using Fellowship resources to meet concrete goals that might not otherwise be possible. These goals may include, but are not limited to, development of one or more new plays, assistance in building relationships within the New York City theater community, research, and/or travel. Please note that funds from the P73 Playwriting Fellowship do not cover full-scale productions, nor does Page 73 commit to producing the work of the Fellow. The Fellowship incorporates at least one public presentation by the Fellow. Page 73 also helps the Fellow identify and connect with collaborators, including directors, designers, actors and dramaturgs, for Fellowship projects.

The Fellow is associated with Page 73 for the calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. After being selected, he or she works with Page 73’s staff to develop a plan for the year and establish a timeline for the development work to be done on the new play or plays. The Fellow may also be invited to participate in the Page 73 Summer Residency and, if eligible, Interstate 73 (described below) during the Fellowship year.

If the Fellow is not a New York City resident, he or she must be prepared to travel to New York during the Fellowship year in order to fully engage in the opportunities that the Fellowship provides.

pplicants for both programs:

1. The applicant must be a US resident at the time of participation;

2. The applicant must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays;

3. The applicant must have made a commitment to playwriting as a professional goal;

4. The applicant must have never received a production of his/her work in New York City that was larger than an Actors' Equity Showcase Code presentation;

5. The applicant must not be enrolled in a full-time degree/certificate program at the time of participation.

Interstate 73 applicants:

Attendance at all Interstate 73 sessions is extremely important; please do not apply for Interstate 73 if you will be unable to attend group meetings in New York on a regular basis. Playwrights' stipends are tied to attendance. Priority is given to writers who are not involved in a similarly structured institutional writing group and who will be present in the New York City area for the calendar year.

We understand this application occurs well in advance of 2019 and appreciate that schedules and institutional affiliations change. If you are not sure about your involvement in other writers groups or your location for 2019, you are welcome to apply for Interstate 73 and update us accordingly regarding your eligibility.

Fellowship semi-finalists are announced in early fall, and finalists are notified later in the fall. The Fellow is selected in December of each year and announced in the new year, along with the finalists.

Individuals selected for Interstate 73 will be approached in the fall to assess availability and eligibility for the coming year. We understand that playwrights' schedules and/or locations may change over the course of the application process.

Page 73 only accepts submissions via this online form.

If for some reason you are unable to submit via this form or have questions about these programs or this application process, please email applications [at] page73.org.

The following materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 1, 2018 to be considered for the 2019 development programs.

A. Completed Online Application Form (Below) *NOTE: Please have all your PDF documents ready to upload. The work on this form cannot be saved.

B. Letter of Intent (uploaded as a PDF)

1,000 word limit. Please address all of the following questions.

1. Please introduce yourself. Tell us briefly about your work. What interests you? What do you hope to accomplish through your writing?

2. What do you consider to be your greatest artistic challenge at this point in your career?

3. What do you consider to be your greatest professional challenge at this point in your career?

4. Being specific, how do you feel Page 73's program(s) will help you address the challenges you describe in questions 2 and 3?

C. A 10-page sample from a full script (uploaded as a PDF). No title page is necessary; you will list the title of the work in the Online Application Form. We are very open to receiving samples that do not come from the beginning of your play. If you feel your sample requires a brief contextual introduction, feel free to include that on the first page.

D. The full script from which you selected your 10-page sample (uploaded as a PDF)

E. Playwriting Resume (uploaded as a PDF). Note: We do not wish to receive a bio in place of or in addition to a resume.

F. Name and Contact Information of a professional reference.

Application form

Friday, March 16, 2018

THE LESLIE SCALAPINO AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE WOMEN PERFORMANCE WRITERS

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Deadline March 20 2018

In memory of Leslie Scalapino, her extraordinary body of work, and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance.  Read about Leslie here. The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance.  Thus far the award has honored Joyelle McSweeney’s Dead Youth, or The Leaks, Khadijah Queen’s Non-Sequitur, and Brigid McLeer’s The Triumph of Crowds, as well as our wonderful finalists.

The Prize: The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize, print publication of the winning text by Litmus Press, and a staged reading of the piece in New York this fall, by Fiona Templeton’s company The Relationship.  The award is biennial.

The Call:

Please read the guidelines carefully as the terms of the award have changed.

We are looking for a full-length work for live performance by a woman writer with an inquiring approach to language and content. The poetic practice of Leslie Scalapino was interdisciplinary, including photography, plays, performance, and collaboration with dance and music. We would like to honor this aspect of her work in the award.The Award for Innovative Women Playwrights intends to support new writing by women-identified writers.  The prize is open to international submissions in English.

While the principal focus for the award is on innovative writing for performance, competitive submissions may consider a range of approaches to innovation in performance, including but not limited to integrated experimentations with language, gesture, movement, sound, visual art / vision, site / location and/or activist practice. The writer should demonstrate some experience in the discipline, materials or medium involved.

Applicants should have had no more than 3 productions of their work, as the award is intended to open up opportunities, although it is not limited to emerging writers. Artists from other disciplines newly working in performance are welcomed. The submitted work should not have been previously published or produced, with no publication or production scheduled before December 2019. We do not define productions according to an Equity theatrical hierarchy, but as a professional realization of the work beyond a reading or work-in progress presentation.
The award will be biennial, but until further notice there will be no confirmed production attached to the award, although we will work towards this possibility. We will retain production rights until December 2019, at which point they will revert to the author.

How to apply:

Submissions are via Submittable, reachable here.  You will be asked for:
1.  A 10-page excerpt from a completed work.
2.  Your CV.
3. A further single page of work statement, to include a)  a summary of the work, and b) a description of your approach. Please be brief and to the point.  We will not read beyond the number of pages requested.


Timeline:

Call for entries: Feb 26, 2018
Deadline:  March 20, 2018
Full texts requested from shortlist:  May 18, 2018
Deadline for full texts:  June 1, 2018
Winners and finalists announced:  Mid-July 2018

The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights is funded by the Leslie Scalapino-O Books Fund and supported by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is administered by The Relationship. Publication of award-winning works will be in collaboration with Litmus Press. For more information about Leslie Scalapino, please visit her website: www.lesliescalapino.com.

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