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Saturday, June 30, 2018

INGRAM NEW WORKS LAB

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Nashville Rep will award up to four residencies in the New Works Lab. Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft. The Ingram Works Lab does not develop plays that have already received substantial developmental support or production. Lab playwrights commit to all dates including participation in monthly Lab meetings, participation in the New Works symposium week, rehearsals for the New Works Festival, and participation in the New Works Festival as a featured playwright."

All playwrights who accepts a residency must commit to be available for all Lab, Playwrights Week, and Festival dates:

  • Lab Meeting Dates: Oct. 18-21; Nov. 15-18; Dec. 13-16; March 14-17; April 11-14
  • Playwrights Week: January 12-19, 2019
  • New Works Festival: May 8-18, 2019 (Playwrights must be in attendance May 5-19, 2019)

Should a playwright-in-residence miss any commitments, they may be asked to forgo their place in the New Works Lab.

All applications must include the following material:

 A letter of intent describing your proposed project. Please include a description of the project, a description of any work you have already begun on the project, and your objectives for working on this play at the Ingram New Works Lab.
 One Page Resume / Bio with history as a playwright.
 A full-length play that best represents your voice. Author and contact information must appear on the title page. Please do not submit musicals, screenplays, TV scripts, or children’s theatre.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please use the form below for your submission. Upload your letter of intent, one page bio/resume, and sample play in PDF format. Please save files as LASTNAME_LETTER.pdf, LASTNAME_RESUME.pdf, and LASTNAME­_(TITLE OF YOUR PLAY). Your application must include all three files. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. You will receive a confirmation email to verify your submission.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JULY 6, 2018

We strongly suggest you read our FAQ before applying.

Additional questions can be sent to Nate Eppler, Playwright-in-Residence and Director of the Ingram New Works Project, at nate@nashvillerep.org.

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the Ingram New Works Project with the document below.

Crossing Borders submission guidelines

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Crossing Borders Repertory accepts submissions at all times and has no deadlines.
All submissions will be acknowledged.

Please read about the origins of CB Repertory and the kind of work it wants to produce before submitting.

Selections deemed appropriate for possible future programs will be held on file.

CB Repertory will notify writers when and if an appropriate program is pending to discuss any possible performance.

No work will be returned so please send copies only.

We accept
  • one-act plays
  • monologues
  • full length plays from which one act could stand on its own
  • poetry
  • short prose pieces suitable for performance
  • serious, comedic, parody−all styles are welcome

It is OK if a play has been performed previously or if poetry or prose has been published previously, but please provide details of performance or publication for appropriate acknowledgement.

Please include with your submission:

Name
email address
short bio
previous performance/publication of submitted work (if any)
If you have not already done so, please join our mailing list and keep email addresses updated.

Friday, June 29, 2018

National Native American Ten Minute Play Festival

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The Festival will take place August 1 - 5, 2018 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Playwrights please include on the cover page of your play:

  • Your name.
  • The name of your play.
  • Tribal affiliation or GPC Coordinates of your indigenous tribal community.
  • Indicate if you are enrolled or descendant.

Submissions open until June 30th. No exceptions for late submissions.

Send your scripts to info@newnativetheatre.org with the subject PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSION>

All plays must be ten minutes or shorter. Plays about the Minnesota and Upper Midwest are encouraged but not necessary.

For more information please email info@newnativetheatre.org

23 Miles South submission guidelines

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23 Miles South (Illinois) accepts submissions of full length and one act plays with a focus on female or other marginalized people as main characters and a primarily female cast.

Send your play, synopsis and character descriptions to 23milessouth@gmail.com with "play submission" in the subject line.   If selected for production, playwright will receive a royalty payment.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

JETFest 2018

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The Seymore J. & Ethel S. Frank Festival of New Plays seeks submissions

FEES
$15 non-refundable submission fee. This fee will be waived (with hard copy submissions only) for members of the Dramatists Guild and submissions by legitimate literary agents (not lawyers/attorneys/friends).
For those submitting digitally – the $15 fee cannot be waived, and will be used to offset printing costs.  The fee may be mailed separately or processed by contacting the theatre.

ELIGIBILITY
JET encourages all playwrights over 18 to submit their work. JET's programming generally reflects issues of social conscience and human rights both in drama and comedy. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us at 248-788-2900.
Entry must be a full length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2019. Cast size of 10 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.
ENTRIES ACCEPTED
Submissions will be accepted January 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018 at 11:59 PM. (checked by postmark or time stamp). 
SCRIPTS
Submit a copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and resume. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.
The acceptable electronic format is an Adobe PDF file.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt please attach a self addressed stamped postcard.
CONSENT
The playwright gives the Jewish Ensemble Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talk backs.
The finalists award the Jewish Ensemble Theatre the option to produce any of the finalist plays as part of its main stage season. Finalists must acknowledge the Jewish Ensemble Theatre if/when the script is published
AWARDS
Each of the four finalists will receive a $250 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.
SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are read by the entire committee who then select the finalists.
NOTIFICATION
Finalists will be notified no later than December 31, 2018.
SUBMIT TO
Mail:   Jewish Ensemble Theatre
            Jet Fest
            6600 West Maple Rd.,
            West Bloomfield, MI  48322.
Email: 
C.Bremer@jettheatre.org 
QUESTIONS
Contact:
Christopher Bremer, Executive Director
248.788.2900
INDEMNIFICATION
The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Pen America Writing for Justice Fellowship

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PEN America’s $10,000 Writing for Justice Fellowship will commission six writers—emerging or established—to create written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate.

The PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship aims to harness the power of writers and writing in bearing witness to the societal consequences of mass incarceration by capturing and sharing the stories of incarcerated individuals, their families, communities, and the wider impact of the criminal justice system. Our goal is to ignite a broad, sustained conversation about the dangers of over-incarceration and the imperative to mobilize behind rational and humane policies. As an organization of writers dedicated to promoting free expression and informed discourse, PEN America is honored to have been entrusted by the Art for Justice Fund to engage the literary community in addressing this pressing societal issue.

Deadline to apply: July 1, 2018

GUIDELINES

The Writing for Justice Fellowship is open-genre, and proposed projects may include—but are not limited to—fictional stories; works of literary or long-form journalism; theatrical, television or film scripts; memoirs; poetry collections; or multimedia projects. The most competitive applications will demonstrate how the proposed project will engage issues of reform, fuel public debate, crystallize concepts of reform, and facilitate the possibility of societal change. As part of our mission to stimulate discussion, emphasis will be placed on proposed projects that show strong promise for publication. Fellows must commit to contribute actively to bringing attention to their work and that of other Fellows. The Fellowship is open to writers at any stage of their career. Currently and formerly incarcerated writers are highly encouraged to apply, and special provisions will be made for incarcerated writers to participate through alternative methods.

Fellows will receive an honorarium of $10,000 and may request up to $5,000 in additional funding for travel and research. In addition to financial support, Fellows may choose to be paired with a mentor to serve as a source of guidance for the project, and the cohort will convene in person twice during the course of the Fellowship. PEN America will draw on the Writing for Justice Advisory Committee as well as its network of agents, editors, publishers, partner organizations and outlets in order to assist efforts for publication and dissemination of the work of the Fellows. Opportunities for sharing the created work through public forums will be organized in New York City at the PEN World Voices Festival, in the Fellow’s home community, and possibly additional locations.

FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE

The first eight months of the Fellowship are designed for Fellows to research, create, and connect with mentors and the cohort, working toward submission of a polished final product that is ready for publication. The final four months of the Fellowship will focus on placing the works for public dissemination and opportunities for Fellows to present their work publicly.


  • July 1, 2018: Deadline to apply
  • September 2018: Successful applicants notified
  • September–May 2018: Fellows work on their projects, meet with mentors
  • October TBD, 2018: Cohort meeting #1 (NYC)
  • February 8–10, 2019: Cohort meeting #2 (Location TBD)
  • April 2019: PEN World Voices Festival event featuring works in progress
  • May 2019: Work completed and submitted for publication
  • May–August 2019: Placing work and public presentations


ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this Fellowship, the applicant must be

21 years of age or older.
An individual writer. Collaborative projects are acceptable, but only one project lead may apply and participate in the Fellowship’s activities.
A United States resident.
Available to participate actively in all dimensions of Fellowship programming, including mandatory gatherings and public programs. (The Fellowship will cover costs associated with these events, separately from the Fellowship honorarium and travel/research budget.) Currently incarcerated writers and formerly incarcerated writers on parole will participate through alternative means.
Able to demonstrate a track record of successful projects brought to completion on time.
Membership in PEN America is not required. Please see FAQs below for more information.

SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS

Fellows will be selected on artistic merit, the project’s approach and potential for impact, and the feasibility of project to be fully completed and in polished, publishable form within the given time frame. Applications will be reviewed by PEN America and expert advisors through an anonymous process.

Applications close July 1, 2018. Fellows will be announced in September 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

Closely review all required materials listed below. Please be mindful of the specific application requests. Failure to follow instructions carefully will result in immediate disqualification. Late applications will not be accepted. We suggest you submit early to avoid technical issues.

There is no fee to apply to the Writing for Justice Fellowship.

All non-incarcerated applicants are required to submit online through Submittable.

Currently incarcerated writers can submit by sending application materials (preferably typed, but clean, legible handwritten applications will also be accepted) to the address below:

Writing For Justice Fellowship
588 Broadway, Suite 303
New York, NY 10012

REQUIRED APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please do not include your name or any other identifying information on any part of the application, aside from the cover page. Typed materials should be:

  • 11 or 12 pt standard font (Times New Roman, Arial)
  • Spaced at 1 or 1.15
  • One-inch margins
  • Currently incarcerated writers should follow formatting to the best of their ability and estimate word count as closely as possible. We will not disqualify applications for being reasonably over count.


1. Cover Page:

Include name, address, telephone number, email address, and title of the proposed project.

2. Project Title and Brief Description (maximum of 100 words)

3. Project Proposal (maximum of 750 words):

Please respond to the following questions:

  • Describe the project, including genre, relevance to the topic of mass incarceration, and the geographic regions your project addresses.
  • Share what is new and significant about your project’s approach and why it matters. What inspired your choices and interest?
  • Where are you in the timeline of your project? What work do you hope to accomplish during the eight-month creation portion of the Fellowship? What resources would be most helpful in this process? What form of mentorship would your project most benefit from? (E.g., a writer in your genre, an editor, an expert in an aspect of criminal justice/mass incarceration, etc.)
  • What impact do you hope your project will have? What audiences/communities are you writing toward? How do you imagine your project might be used to catalyze conversations on mass incarceration? What change might it spur? Please provide specific examples.
  • Where do you imagine this project living or being featured? Share any ideas/connections to publications or other relevant venues that might be a good fit for your work.


4. Work sample: 7–10 pages of your written work, or 10 files if multimedia. If you are applying with a project that is already in motion, the work sample content should reflect this if available.

5. Research travel budget up to $5,000.

Budgets may reflect costs associated with research travel, a self-directed residency, resources associated with the project’s completion, and/or supplies. Funding is subject to the Fellowship committee’s discretion. Please do not submit a travel research budget unless there is a strong case for the impact of this financial support on your project’s completion.

6. Biographical Context (maximum of 500 words): Briefly introduce yourself as a creator. This might be an artist/career biography to express past accomplishments, a statement of philosophy and approach, or an overview of your current practice and/or creative mission.

7. Optional CV (maximum of 2 pages): Encouraged, but not required. Applicants who do not include a CV will not be penalized.

8. References: Submit three reference names and contact information that can speak to applicant’s track record of success and completion of past projects. This is required for non-incarcerated writers. Incarcerated writers are not required to supply references, but encouraged to do so if possible.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Identity Theater Co is seeking New Plays for its Reading Series

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 Identity Theater Co is seeking New Plays for its Reading Series: Self-Deception: Plays about political abuse and abusive relationships. Plays can be any length, any genre.

There is  ABSOLUTELY NO SUBMISSION FEE. (If you're play is selected, there is a $40 participation fee)  Playwrights receive 30% of the ticket sales for their show.

Plays should reflect the theme of the series as well as the mission of the company: inclusiveness and accessibility. Plays must be submitted by July 1st. 

Selected playwrights will be notified by July 15th. The series runs the 4 Sundays in August from 7-10 pm. Playwrights are responsible for casting. directing, and publicity. Identity Theater will provide as much support as it can to each playwright. But the playwright bears the ultimate responsibility for getting their show ready for the series. Please send play and brief synopsis to identitytheater@aol.com.

Plays will be read at El Barrio Artspace 215 E 99th St. Playwrights MUST be in attendance for the ENTIRE evening that their work is read. Community is very important at Identity, that's why we require you to stay for all the other plays in your evening, not just your work. We are ESPECIALLY interested in hearing from Playwrights' with Disabilities, but EVERYONE is welcome to submit.

The James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays

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The James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays In Honor of the Famed New Yorker Cartoonist and Writer

Submissions are now open for Playing on Air’s inaugural James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays.  In his editorial cartoons for The New Yorker, James Stevenson told stories about the human comedy with energy and economy. Playing on Air, a theater podcast and public radio show, will award three major prizes for short comedies that perpetuate Mr. Stevenson's spirit and wit, bringing the finest new American plays to a national audience - for free.

The Prize’s sponsor is James Stevenson's wife, Josie Merck.  For submission details, read on below.

FIRST PRIZE
$7,500 award, plus a Playing on Air recording of the winning play for radio and podcast distribution

SECOND PRIZE
 $2,000 award

THIRD PRIZE
 $1,000 award

What to Submit:

- Playing on Air invites writers to submit a short comedic play of 10-25 pages (not counting title page).

- All entries must be original, unproduced plays. Scripts may not be adapted from the playwright’s published or previously-produced work.

- Submissions will be judged for literary merit, originality, and regard for the spirit of James Stevenson. (editor's note: Slideshow of sample work of Stevenson here)

- Special consideration will be given to the script’s suitability for audio recording, as well as public radio broadcast.  Single-character monologues and plays that rely on the extensive use of a chorus, cast doubling, stage directions, or visual elements are discouraged.

- Please do not include sound design cues or instructions beyond standard stage directions.

Formatting requirements: title page (with no author information), 12pt font, 1 inch margins on every side, and numbered pages

SUBMISSION Rules:

  • One submission will be accepted per entrant. Additional entries will disqualify the writer. 
  • No fee is required for entry. 
  • All submissions will be judged "blind."  Again, uploaded scripts should not include the author's name, representation, or any identifying information. All author information should be provided via submission form, linked below. 
  • Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2018 to noon on July 1, 2018.  We strongly encourage playwrights to submit their work early, as no exceptions will be made.
  • Due to number of entries, Playing on Air cannot provide feedback on any individual script.
  • Entrants must be at least 21 years of age by July 1, 2018. 

Entries can be submitted here, with scripts uploaded to the form as PDFs.   Please note: use the exact title of the play as your PDF filename.  Do not include author's name in the filename.

For samples of previous Playing on Air episodes, subscribe to the Playing on Air podcast on your favorite podcast app.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

North Park Playwright Festival

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Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays.  In support of this goal we have produced the North Park Playwright Festival each October.  The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world.  Over the past twelve years more than 440 new plays have been produced.  We encourage new directors and actors to become involved in theater through the festival as well.  Through the North Park Playwright Festival over ninety playwrights, directors, and actors each year are able to showcase their talents.  We invite interested playwrights to submit work to the festival.  Please follow the guidelines below. 

We are looking for:

1.  Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people.  Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival.  We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival.  We don't have space for large casts.

2.  We request new work. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places.  Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time.

3.  We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work.

4.  Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival.  It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense.  The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them.

5.  Most subject matter is OK.  We don't do nudity or off color humor.

6.  We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater.  Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director.  We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email.  Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive.  Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form.  There is no charge to enter. 

7.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2018.  Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs.  We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

8.  Send only one script.  Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.

General information:

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play).  We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.  

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden
North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
2031 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104

Monday, June 25, 2018

Phoenix Theatre seeks plays & musicals

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Submission fee: $10.00. Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild 
(please provide photo/copy of your membership card when submitting your script).
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2018. Selections will be made in November of 2018.

For the 2019 Festival submission period, beginning May 1, 2018, we are accepting the following works:

  • Full-Length Plays, both dramatic and comedic
  • Plays should be original, un-produced, full-length scripts.
  • Plays that have received more than two development processes (i.e. festival participation) are not eligible.
  • No screenplays, please.
  • No Theatre for Young Audience pieces will be accepted.
  • Cast size must be limited to five actors or fewer (actors may play more than one role).
  • Submission fee: $10.00. Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide photo/copy of your membership card when submitting your script).
  • PDF attachments only! Hard copies mailed in or emailed Word documents will NOT be accepted.
  • A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.
  • Plays selected will receive a development process with a director, dramaturg, and actors. This includes twenty hours of rehearsal time and up to three performed readings, with script in hand, in front of an audience. A guided feedback session with the audience will follow each performance. Questions for the talkbacks are developed with the playwrights and are facilitated by the festival director or one of the coordinators.
  • If your script is selected, you must be available to be in residence for six to seven days during the festival. Your week of the festival will be determined after selections are made.
  • Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival, as well as a small honorarium. Travel to and from your home airport are not included.



  • Full-Length Musicals, both dramatic and comedic
  • Musicals should be original and un-produced.
  • Please submit a full libretto and demos of at least three songs (more are recommended and do not need to be fully produced).
  • Sheet music/score will be asked for after the first round of readings.
  • Musical revues are NOT being accepted.
  • No Theatre for Young Audience pieces will be accepted.
  • No more than three collaborators (book writer, lyricist, and composer) for each work.
  • Cast size must be limited to eight actors (actors may play multiple roles).
  • Submission fee: $10.00. Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide a link to your DG/WGA page, ID number, or photo/copy of your membership card).
  • Submit via PDF attachments only, or provide a link to Dropbox! Hard copies will NOT be accepted.
  • A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.
  • Musicals selected will receive a development process with a director, dramaturg, and actors. This includes twenty hours of rehearsal time and up to three performed readings, with script in hand, in front of an audience. A guided feedback session with the audience will follow each performance.
  • If your script/musical is selected, all collaborators must be available to be in residence for six to seven days during the festival. Your week of the festival will be determined after selections are made. Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival as well as a small honorarium. Travel to and from your home airport are not included.


Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition 2018

Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition 2018
$1000 prize for the Best One Act Play Production!

Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by September 2018) 
7 - 20 minute One Act Play Productions for
Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition
September 6 - October 5, 2018 
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 
17-19 West 45th St. Third Floor NYC

Each one act play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 3 performances and 3 more performances if your play goes on to the Finals on Wednesday October 3, Thursday October 4 and Friday October 5.

To submit your 7 - 20 minute fully produced One Act Play Production please email:

The complete script of your one act 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 August 6, 2018.

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

We will contact you within a couple days, 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 August 6, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots for we are only accepting 25 plays.

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 $150.00 participation fee.

For more information about the voting process, and how we run this competition, please log on to: www.manhattanrep.com

THEATRE ROULETTE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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Theatre Roulette is Ohio’s longest running shorts festival, now celebrating its 20th year.  What began as an “invitation-only” festival expanded to taking local submissions, then to taking submission from across the United States, and now receives over 1,000 scripts annually from every corner of the world.

Submissions for Theatre Roulette 2019 open 6/15/18 and will close when we reach 1,000 submissions.

Please follow our submission guidelines to increase the chances of your script being selected.

Guidelines

  • Scripts should be between 5 and 20 pages and run 5-15 minutes
  • If your script is 25 pages, or 19 pages with size 7 font, we will not read it.
  • All submissions should be emailed to submissions@madlab.net
  • Scripts should be PDF’s or Word documents
  • Do not send links
  • Do not send resumes/bios/reviews or anything other than the script
  • We're only going to look at the scripts.  The other stuff just gets in the way and makes us grouchy.
  • Maximum five submissions per playwright
  • If you send us 8, we might read the first 5.  Or we might not.  
  • We are not accepting collections at this time
  • If you’ve got 5 solid shows, send them as 5 separate scripts.  
  • Our 2018-2019 season is science fiction themed. While we will select some non-sci fi Roulette scripts, we are particularly interested in sci fi shows
  • If one of your characters flies in on rigging, or your 10 minute show requires a life size replica of the Enterprise, we’re going to laugh a lot.  We’re a black box theatre.  Keep that in mind.
  • Playwrights will be notified when their script is received, but only contacted further if the show is selected for production. Playwrights will be paid a stipend of $50
  • If we had a full-time paid staff we would totally send rejection emails.  We know how much you all love them.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Dirty Blondes SUMMER PLAY IN A DAY FESTIVAL

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Festival: July 13-14
Performance at THE KRAINE THEATER (85 E 4th St, Manhattan)

*ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 11:59 PM on MONDAY, JUNE 25*
If you have any problems with the application, please contact us at info@thedirtyblondes.org

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form online.

There will be one MANDATORY meeting for all participants on Friday, July 13 at 8:00 PM. At this meeting, teams will be assigned and all participants will receive the writing prompt. Playwrights are required to write through the night and produce a titled 10-minute play by 7:00 AM Saturday, July 14. All playwrights, directors, and performers are expected to begin rehearsals at 9:00 AM Saturday, July 14 (playwrights are excused after the first read through).

The final performances will be at 8:00 PM at THE KRAINE THEATER 85 E 4th Street in Manhattan. A full timeline will be presented at the mandatory meeting on July 13.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUIRED
The following materials must be submitted
PLAYWRIGHTS: 5-page writing sample & resume
PERFORMERS: headshot, resume & any work samples
DIRECTORS: resume & work samples

If you have any issues with the file upload, please send them to info@thedirtyblondes.org

What's On Tom seeks short play submissions

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Following on from the success of our show Cracked! we are now looking for new plays! The theme for our second show is FAKE!

From news and marketing, to science and politics. Our world is filled with lies, deception, disinformation, misinformation, fakery, fraud, facades, mirages and propaganda.

What’s On Tom? Productions now invites playwrights, both established and emerging, to submit original 15 minute plays, with a maximum cast of three, on the theme FAKE.

Scripts most suited for our new production will be chosen by our reading panel, and be performed at The Red Door Theatre in Thomastown, Kilkenny and Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny City in autumn of 2018

We ask that writers do not put their name on their scripts.

Please include a separate sheet with your contact details and the name of your play.

Send submissions by 29th of June 2018 by email only to:whatsontomproductions@gmail.com

New Settings project

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New Settings supports hybrid performing arts projects rooted in potent dialogue with the visual and/or digital arts. The programme supports productions exploring innovative audience engagement and interaction, at the crossroads of artistic vocabularies and disciplines. Often, the supported projects take a fresh approach to the theatrical environment, developing new ways to make use of the space of the stage, objects, sound and the body.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès is committed to the highest artistic standards while remaining sensitive to artists’ needs in a spirit of complete openness to new theatrical forms.

Selected projects will be supported through their production phase, until their presentation on selected dates proposed by the Foundation and its partner cultural institutions in Paris and the broader Paris region, for the autumn 2019 season.

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has formed a partnership with the French Institute / Alliance française (FIAF) to bring selected shows to the annual Crossing the Line Festival in New York, under the New Settings banner.

Your application must fulfil the following criteria:
• The visual arts dimension of the performing arts project must be dominant. To do this, the project can be:
- the result of a creative collaboration between one or several performing artists and one or several visual artists (in the framework of a new collaboration)
- a work by a performing artist or a visual artist, on condition that the author(s) is committed to:
* a piece that mixes performing arts and visual arts,
* a visual arts piece brought to the stage,
* a performing arts piece including a visual arts problematic.

• The author(s) can make use of digital technology.

• The project must propose new ways of working in the process of creating the piece
and/or in its relationship to the public.

• The project must be designed for an audience of at least 100 people.

• The piece must be ready for its premiere between the months of January and December 2019.

• Performance art created for exhibition spaces is not eligible. Your application must include the following information and elements:
• A presentation of the work.
• A presentation of the artistic team.
• The production budget (expenses and revenues).
• Costs for between two and five performances.
• Confirmation letter(s) from confirmed partner(s).
• Tour schedule (confirmed and prospective dates).
• For performing artists, a video of their two most recent productions.
• For visual artists, a file presenting their previous projects.

Conditions for sending your application:

Applications must include each of the elements demanded for application, compiled in the order specified above, in a single PDF document.
http://www.fondationdentreprisehermes.org/en/candidatures.

Video files will be accepted as separate attachments in the WeTransfer link (but candidates are encouraged to include online video links in their application).

It is recommended to avoid files exceeding 15MB.

The deadline for receiving applications is 12 p.m. on July 1, 2018.

Candidates are advised to take into account the time needed for electronic transmission in order to ensure the arrival of their application before the date and hour limit.

The Foundation cannot be held responsible for the late reception of applications due to technical or computer problems encountered by the candidate.

October 2018: results announced

Autumn 2018 – Autumn 2019: support of project

September – December 2019: performance of the supported projects in Paris or the Paris region.

September – October 2020: performance of a selection of New Settings projects at the Crossing the Line Festival, in a dedicated showcase highlighting the New Settings programme.
 Please upload your completed PDF application file by pasting a single WeTransfer link in the
  “Applications” section of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès website:
   Calendar for the 9th edition (2019)

March 6 to July 1, 2018: submission of applications

Frequently asked questions:

• What address and contact details should I provide on the form?
Please provide contact details for the producers of the production you are submitting for support as part of the New Settings programme. Individual contact names are at the discretion of the artist/author or the project’s main producer. Please ensure you provide complete, current postal addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

• I’m a young artist and not much of my work has been produced and shown in public. Can I apply?

The New Settings programme accompanies “emerging” artists as well as established ones, in France and internationally. We invite you to visit our website to see which artists have been supported in the past.

• Should I indicate the amount that I wish the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès to contribute in my production budget?

Yes. Your production budget should include all the costs involved in mounting your production (the expenses). Next to this you must list your provisional financing plan (the revenues). The amount that you are requesting from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès should be clearly indicated in the second part.

• Is the Foundation’s support for New Settings projects capped per project?

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès gives made-to-measure support. Each project is thus supported according to its needs and its economic overview, within the resources of the programme. This is why it is important to provide us with a detailed production budget with the amount of support that you are requesting in the “revenues” column.

• My project doesn’t involve Parisian partners. Can I apply?

Yes. If you are selected and you do not have a partner in the Paris region, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès will offer you performance dates in the autumn of 2019 at one of our partner cultural institutions.

• Must I reserve the show’s premiere for New Settings?

No. The premiere of the selected productions can be with another of the project’s partners, in France or abroad.

• If my project is selected for New Settings, will I definitely be putting it on in New York?

Only a few of the New Settings projects are presented each year in New York. The choice of productions presented as part of the Crossing the Line Festival is the fruit of a constant dialogue between the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and the FIAF – French Institute Alliance Française. It may also involve projects supported by previous editions of New Settings.

• Must I send videos of entire productions or are extracts sufficient?

We encourage you to send two versions of each video when this is possible: the recording of the entire show and a trailer. We believe that it is easier to immerse oneself in the work of an artist when it is possible to see their works in their entirety. We recommend that you send these videos in the form of links.

• How can I track the progress of my application?

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès guarantees to contacting all candidates by telephone, or by post. It is essential that you provide your complete, current postal address, telephone number and e-mail. All candidates for the current call for projects will be notified by late October 2018.

• Who to contact if I am having trouble while submitting my application?
Should you require assistance submitting your application, please send all questions to fondation.newsettings@hermes.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible. Please note all questions must be submitted prior to July 1, 2018.

Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest 2019

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The Castillo Theatre (NYC) sponsors the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest and reading series bi-annually. In its tenth year, the political play contest is intended to encourage the writing of scripts for the stage that engage the political/social/cultural questions affecting the world today and/or historical events and issues that impact on our heritage.

While Castillo recognizes that in the broadest sense, all theatre is political, the contest is seeking politically progressive plays that: look at social and/or economic problems and challenges; explore possibilities of social transformation; and, reflect the concerns and interests of communities or which explore the importance of community. The contest also welcomes scripts that experiment with form and seek new ways of seeing and experiencing theatrical performance.

The plays submitted to the Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest may be written in any style, set in any historical time, geographic or imaginary location, contain any number of characters and be of any length. The plays must be in English and cannot be musicals or adaptations. No scripts will be considered that have previously been submitted to this contest, have received a production or won other contests. Only one script per playwright per year will be accepted.

The contest is judged by a team of distinguished theatre artists. The winning script(s) will receive a reading at the Castillo Theatre in New York City during the theatre’s 2019 summer season.

All scripts should be submitted in hard copy and must be accompanied by:
a statement of the political/social/cultural questions that the script engages (scripts with no accompanying statement will not be considered);
a brief synopsis;
a character breakdown, including gender, age and ethnic requirements, if any;
a 100-word biography of the playwright;
a current email address

Please note:
  • Receipt of script will be acknowledged via email.
  • Scripts will not be returned. 
  • Castillo does not give critical feedback to playwrights/contestants. 
  • Contest winners are required to sign a letter of agreement, which will include, but not be limited to, granting the right for Castillo to produce one or more readings and/or a full production of the winning play. 
  • Contest winners are responsible for travel expenses or any other expenses incurred as a result of participating in the development of the play with Castillo, or as a result of attending the reading and/or production.
Submissions will be accepted between February 1 and July 1, 2018. All scripts must be postmarked by July 1, 2018.  The winner(s) will be publicly announced at the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre in New York City in May of 2019.

Send all submissions to:
Castillo Theatre
543 West 42nd Street 
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest

Questions and inquiries should be addressed to Madelyn Chapman at 212-356-8485 or
mchapman@allstars.org.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Wordsmyth is now accepting play submissions for the 2019 New Play Reading Series

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Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting one-act or two-act play submissions for our New Play Reading Series for 2019. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a bilingual play — any language. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play. We do expect the playwright to be in attendance for the reading.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Play must not have been produced.
2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
3. Submission must be received on or before midnight June 30, 2018.
4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes.
5. Submission must be in .pdf format.
6. There should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Playwright info should be in a separate file that accompanies the script.
7. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
8. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.

To submit, please fill out the form and upload your play.

Steel River Playhouse is looking for new works

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Steel River Playhouse is looking for new works for its Refinery Workshop in 2018 and 2019. We’re looking for full-length, non-musical, unpublished plays that have not yet had a professional production. Plays that have been selected will receive two readings — one in the fall, with panel feedback and a workshop session with a dramaturg, and then a second reading in the spring.

Please submit application materials to SRPRefinery@gmail.com.

All Submissions are Due June 30, 2018

One of the plays will also be selected for a full production in Steel River Playhouse’s 2019-2020 season.

Please submit application materials to SRPRefinery@gmail.com.

Submissions should include, in two separate files: a cover sheet with the playwright’s name, the name of their play, and a brief synopsis; the full text of the play with the play’s title but without the playwright’s name. Please use “Refinery Submission” for the subject line of all submissions. Please submit only one play per playwright.

NY Theater Festival Winterfest 2019

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Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage!  Submit your work to the Winterfest 2019 festival competition.  Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length.  New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 14 seasons—Read below to find out why!

SUBMIT by clicking on this link  

For a Full-Length (45-90 minute long play) we give you 5 hours for tech.  Other festivals will give you 1, maybe 2.5 hours.

For a One-Act (20-45 minute long play) we give you 3 hours for tech.  Other festivals will give you 30-60 minutes.

For a Short (5-20 minute long piece) we give you 90 minute for tech.  Other festivals will give you no tech at all.  What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!)  We do not want you to run the risk of your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare.  We want you to feel confident with how it will look.  That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time.  (After all, time is money!)

Submissions Accepted from the Tristate Area only and Shows from beyond a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Friday, June 22, 2018

Babes with Blades Fighting Words submission guidelines

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What is Fighting Words?

Fighting Words is an opportunity to have actors, directors, and select audiences weigh in on what you have written. We accept finished scripts which adhere to our mission and which are open to development.

The process here is that we choose three scripts every season and they are read three times with feedback for the playwright following each reading and plenty of time/space in between the readings for script adjustments to be made. The final reading happens as part of a festival with the other two selections.

Playwrights of every background are welcome here. But, we are a company of women for whom women’s stories are essential. We are also a company of stage combatants. So a script really needs to contain physical conflict as a means of storytelling.

While many Fighting Words scripts have gone on to full productions with the Babes, selection in this program does not guarantee a production.

To submit a script for Fighting Words, submit your script to newplays@babeswithblades.org.  Submissions accepted year round.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Onstage/Offstage is looking for 10-12 minute plays

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Onstage/Offstage (www.onstageoffstage.org) is looking for (2) 10-12 minute plays to produce and air on its podcast. The theme is "Moving On." Could be a relationship, a family event, a relocation, whatever fits the theme...but there must be a definite break with the past!
Selected plays will be broadcast on WRFI 88.1 Ithaca Community Radio and podcasted on our web site (www.onstageoffstage.org) and iTunes.

  • Submissions will air/be available as podcast on a date TBD.
  • Submissions are welcome by email ONLY from 12:01AM WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 to 11:59PM TUESDAY, JUNE 27. 
  • Send submissions to sapiogeorge@gmail.com. 
  • The message header must read: OSOS Play submission/YOURLASTNAME/PLAY TITLE.
  • Selected plays will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded by Onstage/Offstage personnel.
  • Playwrights will be required to do a short interview to accompany their play.

Please make sure your play is suitable for a reading:

  • Please do not submit plays that require extensive reading of stage directions; if the play does not work as a reading, do not submit. We feel that the work should be overwhelmingly dialogue;
  • Two-three characters. No monologues.
  • No overly excessive language. Not that we are against strong language in a work, but I have to bleep it for broadcast. I leave it au naturel for the podcast;
  • Plays MUST BE IN PDF FORM with playwright contact and cast/tech/set info on cover page, and pages numbered. (You'd be surprised. No, really, you would.)
  • Please title your PDF documents in the following form: YOUR LAST NAME Play title.
  • No more than ONE submission per author.
  • By submitting, you agree to let Onstage/Offstage produce, air, and podcast your work. No worries: you will have prominent credit.
  • We cannot afford to pay you. We do regret this, as artists should be reimbursed for their craft. But we are a shoestring operation without funding. We hope that the podcast with your interview and produced work will suffice.

Address submissions and inquiries to: sapiogeorge@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Best of Bolton 2018 (UK)

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The next Best of Bolton will be Sat 10 November 2018.  Why not have a go at taking part?

You can submit your writing for Best of Bolton in any short form – story, poem, monologue, sketch, or a short extract from a novel or play, but it must be no more than 700 words in length or for poetry no more than 30 lines.

Everything we receive will be read, and, although we cannot return manuscripts or feedback on work that isn't selected, the forty best pieces will be read onstage in one of two performances by professional or trainee actors - (whilst our theatre across the road is being excitingly re-created) – in the beautiful Lecture Theatre at Bolton Library.

How To Apply

The competition opens on Tue 12 June with the deadline for entry being 5pm Fri 27 July. 

All entries must be accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which includes full contact details and agreement to abide by the terms and conditions, which can be downloaded.

Entries can be submitted either:

* by (signed for) post to the following address: Best of Bolton, Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton BL1 3SP

* or by email to the following email address: literary@octagonbolton.co.uk
  • Work submitted must be original, unperformed and unproduced.
  • Length: For drama, monologue and prose (extract of novel/short story) the submission must be no more than 700 words. For poetry, the submission must be no longer than 30 lines.
  • Copyright: The entrant must exclusively own and control all copyright and all other related rights to the submitted script.
  • The submitted work must be available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company. 

Sunday, June 17, 2018

ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTORS- 26 HOUR PLAY FESTIVAL AT WILD PROJECT. 26 WILD HOURS

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Brooklyn Actor's Troupe presents the second annual 26 Hour Play Festival, 26 Wild Hours!

The Wild Project theatre and the Brooklyn Actor's Troupe are presenting a 24, wait no that's trade marked... 26 hour play festival on July 2nd at 8pm! Selected playwrights, actors, and directors will meet at the Wild Project theatre in the East Village on July 1st at 6pm.

6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 26 actors will be selected to create brand spanking new original pieces!

On July 1st the playwrights will meet at the theatre and be given the theme for the show which they will write. Any actors and directors able to attend will be split into 6 groups. The next day the directors and actors will meet at the Wild Project, where the show will be held, and slots will be given to rehearse in the space and the lobby all day starting at 10am. The show goes up at 8pm July 2nd!

Playwrights-Must be present on July 1st at the Wild Project, 195 E 3rd street at 6pm. They will receive prompts and be presented with their cast of actors by headshot or attendance.

Directors- Must be available July 2nd to direct their show during the morning/day to go up at 8pm.

Actors-Must be available July 2nd to rehearse during the day and perform at the 8pm show.

Actors and Directors are welcome and encouraged to be present at 6pm on July 1st, but it is not mandatory.

If you would like to be considered to participate please send a brief cover letter to TheBrooklynActorsTroupe@gmail.com which gives a synopsis of your work and who you are as an artist. Actors please send headshots as well. Please specify if you are submitting as an actor, director, playwright, or multiple disciplines.

Core Artist Ensemble 2018 Summer Readings Series

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Core Artist Ensemble is currently accepting script submissions for our upcoming 2018 Summer Readings Series. This season, we are fully embracing the resurgence of audio storytelling by focusing on that form as our primary medium.

We are excited to begin development of an anthology-style podcast, which will feature a new audio play every episode. Each story will explore the influence that technology has on our relationships and individual identities — the rapidly shifting and evolving shape of human connection as a consequence of modern advancements.

Let’s face it, modern communication technology now touches every part of our lives, from the nuances of our everyday interactions to its extreme influence on the culture at large, including national politics and storytelling. At Core Artist Ensemble, we’re looking for stories that investigate these changes and make vivid the ramifications of entering this brave new world.

If you’re looking for topical inspiration, there are several excellent non-fiction technology- and culture-related podcasts that might stoke your imagination. Reply All and Note to Self are a couple of our favorites. Salon.com has put together a comprehensive list of others you might might find idea provoking.

This year, writers will not be constrained by page limits. Take as much or as little time as you need to tell your story effectively. Anything from a short play to a series pilot to a full-length audio play is welcome.

As always, the Summer Reading Series will serve as a chance to workshop material for potential future production. This year, we will select a handful of scripts from the reading series to record as fully produced audio plays.  Our hope is to curate a diverse collection of stories that exist within the same alternative present or not-so-distant future.

These stories should be told purely with dialogue and sound effects, with setting and ambiance indicated by sound cues. Keep in mind that during the reading series sound cues will be read like stage directions, but plays chosen for audio production will be fully produced with sound mixing and effects.

Other technical specifications:

  •   On your cover page, please include your name and contact information.
  •   Email your script to lit@coreartistensemble.com by Thursday, June 21st.
  •   Label your script document with your name as follows: last_first_script title
  • You must also include with your submission a very short synopsis of the piece which includes how it incorporates our series theme of "the influence that technology has on our relationships and individual identities — the rapidly shifting and evolving shape of human connection as a consequence of modern advancements."

Selected plays will be given public readings during our upcoming summer development festival, taking place in the 99-seat TBG Theatre at The Barrow Group over three weekends in July and August. It's possible we may organize a writers room / development workshop prior to the readings, as an opportunity for selected writers to further polish their plays in a collective environment.

If you have any questions regarding the prompt or the reading series itself, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We look forward to reading your submissions!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Greenhouse Ensemble seeking plays

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Greenhouse Ensemble is now accepting submissions from left-wing identified playwrights and right-wing identified playwrights for a single production hoping to bridge gaps in opposing views.

If you or someone you know would like to submit a short, one act play, please send it to greenhouse.ensemble@gmail.com

Plays should be no longer than 25-30 minutes in length. The production will contain 2-4 plays of opposing viewpoints.

We are looking forward to reading your submissions! As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Deadline: June 17, 2018

Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2018 Play Festival

Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2018 Play Festival, to take place in October 2018 in Long Island City.

Seeking short plays (no more than 8 minutes), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island only.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4 minutes). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements.
One submission per playwright. No really 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! A staged reading of your piece will be fine!

Deadline: August 15. 2018

Email: woodsideplayersofqueens@gmail.com

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship

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Each of the more than 900 fellows who have been in residence at the Radcliffe Institute has pursued an independent project, but the collaborative experience unites all of them. Scholars, scientists, and artists work on individual projects, or in clusters, to generate new research, publications, art, and more.

Applications in all academic disciplines, professions, and creative arts are encouraged, and there are a few areas of special interest:

  • Applications related to the broad theme of the human body, which is a one-year initiative across the programs of the Radcliffe Institute
  • Applications that involve the study of women, gender, and society, which is a commitment rooted in Radcliffe’s unique history
  • Applications that draw on the resources of the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, which is part of the Radcliffe Institute and one of the foremost archives on women’s history
  • Applications for the Mellon-Schlesinger Fellowship, part of the broader Long 19th Amendment Project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
The Institute seeks to build a community of fellows that is diverse in every way.


Individual Applicants for the 2019–2020 Fellowship Year

Our online application for the 2019–2020 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline for individual applications in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences is September 13, 2018.

In July, the cluster convener will be notified on the status of their proposal.
For questions regarding the application process you can contact us by e-mail or phone at fellowships@radcliffe.harvard.edu or 617-496-1324.

Selection Process

Former fellows of the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program (2000 to present) are not eligible to apply.

Each application is reviewed in a dual-tiered process by peers in relevant disciplines. Applications are judged on the quality and significance of the proposed project and the applicant’s record of achievement and promise. Applicants are notified by e-mail of the results of the selection process in March.

Terms and Conditions

Radcliffe Institute fellows are in residence for a period of nine months between September 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020 and receive a stipend of $77,500 plus an additional $5,000 to cover project expenses. Applicants may apply for either one or two semesters. Single-semester Radcliffe fellows receive a $38,750 stipend plus an additional $2,500 to cover project expenses.

This is a residential fellowship; therefore, fellows are expected to reside in the Boston area for the duration of their time as Radcliffe fellows. Fellows are expected to be free of their regular commitments so they may devote themselves full time to the work outlined in their proposal. The Institute will provide office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources at Harvard University during the fellowship year. Radcliffe fellows may also be eligible to receive relocation, housing, and childcare funds to aid them in making a smooth transition to Radcliffe. Health care options are made available as needed.

Additional information about the funding that is available to fellows during their fellowship year can be found here.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Living Room Theater New Play Incubator: Cultural Identity

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Living Room Theater is seeking playwrights to develop plays on the theme “Cultural Identity” for its New Play Incubator.  In the course of 3 weeks, the playwrights individually will create a 10 minute play related to cultural identity. Each group will culminate in a staged reading for the public. Actors and director will be provided for the reading.

There is no fee to submit or to participate.

Playwrights that have participated in the previous incubator are not eligible to apply at this time. Playwrights must be able to attend all meetings. Please do not submit if you cannot make all the meetings of at least one group. All meetings/rehearsals/readings will be held in Manhattan.

Non-New York based playwrights may apply but must be able to travel to the meetings/reading. No travel stipend is provided.

9/23/18 from 1-4pm
9/30/19 from 1-4pm
10/7/18 from 1-4pm

Staged reading date: 10/25/18 from 6-10pm at the National Opera Center

Please submit a resume, a 10 minute play, and a short paragraph in the email why you would be interested in writing about the theme “Cultural Identity” to lvtnewplays@gmail.com Only selected finalists will be asked to interview the week of 09/10/18.

Submission deadline is September 7, 2018.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Primary Stages: Find Your First Draft this Summer

In this 2-day intensive writing workshop, you will begin and make substantial progress on a brand-new play.

Instructor: Abe Koogler (Obie-winning Writer, Fulfillment Center at MTC, Kill Floor at LCT3)
Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15
11:00am – 3:00pm both days

This class will use an intuitive approach to dramatic structure, inspiring an organic writing process that bypasses the critical brain. Using a combination of in-class exercises, concentrated bursts of writing, and brief feedback sessions, you will leave the workshop with several scenes of a new play, and momentum to continue. The atmosphere will be warm and supportive, and both first-time and more experienced writers are welcome.


Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

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