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Friday, May 31, 2019

New Thrills Theatre Festival 2019 10-Minute Play Submission

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New Thrills Theatre Festival (NYC)

1) One entry per applicant.
        Anyone is able to apply, as there is no application fee.
        However, a $50.00 fee (non-refundable) will be induced if your play is accepted into the festival (all accepted money will be put toward the grand prize).

FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE WINNINGS:
1) $350.00 (paid by check)
2) A meeting with No Frills’ Staff about producing
a full length play in our 2020 Season

2) Plays should be e-mailed in a PDF format to nofrillstheatrecollective@gmail.com

3) Plays will be accepted until June 15th, 2019.
       Winners will be announced June 30th, 2019.

4) If selected for the festival, Playwright understands that they must provide actors, a director, etc. and fully produce their 10 minute play.
         If needed, we may be able to provide management, if available.
         Those who are associated with No Frills Theatre Collective (i.e. artistic directors, management, crew, etc) may NOT participate in the festival, unless hired as crew for productions or judging the outcome of the entered plays.
         Associates may not direct, act, write or do anything creative within the festival. -No photography or videography are allowed inside the performance space. We will capture the festival and send you what you need.


4) Plays must not have been in fully produced or published before (readings are acceptable).

5) You may not have your play produced anywhere else from May until September. To do so will disqualify you from the festival.


CREATIVE RULES OF ENTRY

1) Your play must have a title page, in the correct format, and have page numbers.

2) Plays must be written in English (exceptions are phrases/words in other languages to forward the plot).

Shows must be delivered in English so as to facilitate the varying capabilities of our staff and judges and to maintain an equitable ejudication process. No Frills is accepting of all languages, cultures and religions. This rule is in place so as to not negatively effect a playwright’s end score amongst judges’  who may not all be familiar with multiple languages.

3) Provide a brief synopsis of your play (200-word maximum).
 Relevant information such as casting requirements, genre, plot, imagined technical requirements, character names, age, and brief descriptions.

Plays for children will not be considered.

4) Submitting author is (or authors, when in collaboration, are) sole owner of script copyright

TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR PRODUCTION

1) If you do not have a tech crew, you may employ one from No Frills Theatre Collective for $20.00 for your tech rehearsal and performance.
         The fee will not incur if you would like them to watch your last rehearsal before your tech rehearsal.

2) Plays must be 10 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes when fully performed.
         You can gauge this by your page numbers (I.E. 1 Page = 1 Minute).
         If your production goes over your allotted time it will negatively effect your score with the judges.

3) There is a strict 5 minute to load in, 5 minute to load out rule.
         If your production goes over your allotted time it will negatively effect your score with the judges.

4) You may not have an expansive amount of set, costumes, props, etc.
         This is a No Frills festival, so the point is to get to the root of the play, without hindering it with cumbersome set pieces or props.

5) You may not use the following: live flame, haze, guns that fire blanks, prop weapons that are not under permit/not marked that they are props, sugar glass, confetti, live animals, drugs, alcohol.

6) You may not change the light plot. Whatever the light plot is, stays as is. We may be able to change the wash of color, if need be.

7) If your play involves singing or live music, this all must be set up within the 5 minute load in/load out timeframe.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Generations 2020

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In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 15, 2019.

Please read carefully before submitting.

The winning playwright will receive

  • a week-long workshop residency in Boulder, Colorado, from January 6-11, 2020, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
  • the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
  • a stipend for travel and lodging;
  • a $500 prize; and
  • a $500 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.
  • During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading.

Specific date arrangements will be made directly with the winning playwright, but the playwright must be available to be in residence in Boulder for at least five consecutive days during the window of January 6-11, 2020.

Entry Guidelines:
Plays must be full-length scripts, submitted by playwrights with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline
Each playwright is limited to submission of one script for consideration. 
Plays must be in the English language. Playwrights must be U.S. residents. 
No musicals will be accepted.  
We will not reconsider scripts that have already been submitted to this competition in previous years. 
Scripts that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or that have been published are ineligible. 
Scripts may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of June 15, 2019. 
We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production. The winning play will receive full consideration for production in an upcoming season.

The application deadline is June 15, 2019, or when our 250-script submission cutoff is reached. Our winning playwright will be notified by October 15, 2019.

The submission form will require you to submit a blind copy of your full script as a PDF file. Please do not include your name anywhere in the sample file. The biographical and demographic info you submit will not be referenced during the selection process.

Selection process:
In our initial reading round, we read the first 20 pages of a script. Script excerpts nominated by two readers continue to the semi-finalist round, in which two readers read the full scripts and complete thorough reader responses. Highly regarded scripts become finalists. Our full committee reads all finalist scripts, then advises our producing artistic director in selecting the winning play.

FAQ’s:
Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we do not provide feedback on submitted scripts during or after the competition. We will confirm that an initial submission has been received, and notify applicants of the competition winner.

Due to available program funding and staff capacity, we will not consider scripts from grandparents or others who are not currently custodial parents of a child 18 years of age or younger. We hope to be able to expand our program to additional generations in future years, but at this time our focus is on assisting playwrights with young families.

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Jewish Women's Theatre seeks short plays and monologues

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Okay, you’re Jewish, that’s a good start, but how “Jewish” do you have to write? When submitting material, consider the following parameters for your submission:

Please check the themes of the season and submit accordingly. We will not accept late submissions this year.  Thank you!

Sex Addiction & Love in the 21st Century
Deadline for submissions June 1st 2019

  • Please make sure your name and title of your work appear on your submission.
  • An element of Jewish resonance is important, but your submission does not need to feature being Jewish as the prominent theme or subject.
  • Feature women or a woman’s point of view, but not exclusively. Male characters are welcome.
  • Short one-acts (10 minutes max) and monologues (7 minutes max) are preferred.  Will read full-length, but unlikely will produce.
  • 1500 words or less preferred
  • Must be topical for the 21st century. While we consider plays set in another time period, we mostly select contemporary pieces.
  • Small cast a must. One-person shows okay.
  • Previously produced or published work is welcome. Please include production and/or publication history. A new version of a classic or an adaptation from another medium would definitely be of interest.

Although the primary focus of JWT is on the writing, music is often a part of our events. We encourage composers, song-writers, and performers to submit individual work. Musicals are welcome.

Submit your material to ronda@jewishwomenstheatre.org. Be sure to let us know the salon you are submitting for in the subject line of your email.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Gadfly Theatre 2019 FINAL FRONTIER FESTIVAL: IN A WORLD

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CALL FOR SCRIPTS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 FINAL FRONTIER FESTIVAL: IN A WORLD

Gadfly Theatre Productions (Minneapolis MN) is currently accepting one-act script submissions for our annual queer & geeky one-act festival aptly named “The Final Frontier Festival”. This year’s theme is “In A World” and we’re looking for scripts where queer & marginalized people create entirely new worlds. The setting can be dystopian, sci-fi, fantasy or anything else you can dream up. Plays can take place after humanity has destroyed this world, at the dawn of time, or on an entirely different planet in an entirely alternate timeline.

All scripts are due June 4th, 2019 at noon.

Gadfly Theatre Productions is a queer, feminist theatre company devoted to breaking binaries, fighting racism, and making art as accessible as possible while still paying artists. The Final Frontier Festival is a passion project of our two non-binary artistic directors who wanted to highlight the conversations about social justice happening within geek spaces and put some creative output from those conversations on stage. This festival will close Gadfly’s 9th season and will be the festival’s 5th anniversary.

All pieces accepted into Final Frontier Festival: In A World should be between 25-45 minutes, be easy and cheap to produce for people who are creative, and feature no more than 7 actors. All shows that do not fit in that time frame or feature more than 7 actors will be automatically disqualified no matter how good they otherwise are.

We are most interested in queer playwrights especially those who are femme of center and/or non-binary, BIPOC, immigrants, and/or disabled. No plays that are not by or for queer people will be considered. 

Please e-mail your script submissions to gadflytheatre@gmail.com with the plays title and your name in the subject line and a brief synopsis in the body. ALL plays that fit the years’ theme and our queer mission will be considered regardless of experience. All scripts selected will play three times over the course of two weeks and receive performance rights paid per performance.

Super exciting news time! For the first time ever, Gadfly is ALSO accepting proposals for devised works, works-in-progress, and improvised pieces as part of their submission process for The Final Frontier Festival. Shows still must fit the time frame, theme, character, and mission constraints outlined above. To submit, send a .docx or PDF outlining the project you hope to create for this festival along with an e-mail featuring some biographical info about yourself and your devising or improv team’s history together (even if that’s “none”) to gadflytheatre@gmail.com. All selected projects from this category will receive a total show budget for the project leader to assign as they see fit including performer pay and their own stipends. Each show will be given three performances over two weeks. Due to budget constraints, devising or improv teams must be based in the Twin Cities or the surrounding suburbs (Minnesota).    

Gadfly Has An Open Submission Policy

Attention Playwrights:
You can submit scripts to Gadfly at any time for consideration in future seasons. Right now we are only interested in stories BY trans and non-binary people, queer POC, and queer female playwrights. We can not respond with a "no, sorry" to every play, and we do not provide feedback on scripts. We do read everything that fits the guidelines below. If we want to produce your work, we will reach out in plenty of time to get rights and other contract details squared away.

Plays must:​

  • Be both queer and feminist in nature and content
  • Be full lenth (60 minutes or longer) plays. No one-acts or ten minute plays will be considered for mainstage work
  • Feature less than EIGHT actors (big casts with double-casting is fine) and have as few set/dress/tech requirements as possible
  • Be submitted in .pdf format to gadflytheatre@gmail.com Please include the title of the play in the subject line and a brief synopsis of the play in the body of the email

Monday, May 27, 2019

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2019: Call for Submissions

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a&u magazine is currently accepting entries for the seventh annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prize: $75
Entry fee: None
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019

Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Noah Stetzer
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Joy Gaines-Friedler
Drama: Bruce Ward

Publication: Winners and named runners-up will be published in upcoming issues of A&U.
How to Submit: Email  Word (.doc or .docx files) of your work to Managing Editor Chael Needle by clicking here. Please indicate in the subject line that your submission is for the Christopher Hewitt Award; include your name and genre in the subject line as well. Your name or any other personal identifying information should not appear on your manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, but please submit each separately.

Guidelines: All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed.

Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,200 words or fewer, double-spaced. Reasonable exceptions will be considered.

Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play (1,400-1,600 words, no more than ten pages, Dramatists Guild format). For drama excerpts, include, on a separate page, a synopsis and a full cast of characters.

We reserve the right to excerpt longer pieces for print, in consultation with the author; works in their entirety will be printed on the web.
Rights: We secure first North American serial rights and electronic archival rights (posting on the Web and in digital issues).

If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

International Human Rights Art Festival and Wild Project Theater seek short productions

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New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and Wild Project Theater issue a call for proposals for a short play festival (10-20 minutes) on Tuesday evening, December 10, as part of the third annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 9-15 at the Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd Street, East Village, NY.

We are looking for self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern.  We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.

Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal, full tech support, PR and marketing as part of the festival and a prime spot in this year's event  There is no fee to apply, and a production stipend of $50 per selected play will be paid.

Please send a description of the work, links, resume and any other information which might be of help in our decision to humanrightsartfestival@gmail.com.

Deadline is June 1, 2019. 

The International Human Rights Art Festival has produced more than 80 events featuring more than 300 artists since its inception in March 2017, at Dixon Place (NY).  It has been covered in more than 30 media outlets (including the New York Times, NBC, Fox5, AM-NY, Metro-NY, Huffington Post and many others); has worked with politicians and performers such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman John Lewis, Kathleen Turner, Barbra Streisand and many more and WNYC is its media partner.  The Wild Project has been the starting point of plays that have gone on to Off-Broadway and Broadway productions; has had their productions reviewed numerous times in the New York Times and dozens of other outlets, and has offered a nurturing, beautiful theater which brings together local, downtown artists and national and international performers and events.


Saturday, May 25, 2019

2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting entries.

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates engaging storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story. Adaptations of another author’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, or Othello will lead to disqualification.
  • Please keep the script “family friendly” as determined by meeting the following conventions:
1) Avoid incorporating swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God” etc. This will lead to automatic disqualification regardless of context. 
2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context. Romantic affection is fine. Details about intimacy are not. 
3) Avoid graphic depictions of killing or torture. It is understood that people can get bumped off for dramatic capital if needed (which is not to say it is necessary to do so) but if you do please avoid disturbing intimate details.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven. Having something happen is far more engaging than having characters talk about it.
  • Please make sure it is free of visual stage directions such as “Shonna blows him a kiss. He nods knowingly as Tyler silently walks off stage” or stage play set design details.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Entry deadline May 28th 2019.

Winners will be announced on June 21st 2019

Bechdel Group Fall 2019 Workshop Series

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Submissions for the Fall 2019 Workshop Series are currently open.
Submissions will close May 31, 2019.

Please read the description of what we do and what we are looking for carefully.
  • We do not produce work. 
  • We do not work with scripts that are 'finished.'
  • We do not work with playwrights who do not read submission guidelines.
We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts - anything in progress.  Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet 'complete'.  We typically feature 20 - 35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script.

Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers.

We are happy to accept submissions that are being shopped elsewhere, but we ask that you contact us if your script is selected for another workshop, a staged reading, or production.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we regret that we cannot give each submission individual feedback.

Your submission MUST:
  • Be in progress. Our aim is to provide a space that will help you develop your work. If your script or screenplay is 'finished', has had full productions, or is about to be produced, we are not the right organization for you. We are happy to consider work that has had prior workshops or informal/staged readings, if you still consider your script in development.
  • Pass the Bechdel Test. You must have at least two female-identifying characters, with names, who have a full scene/conversation that is not about their romantic relationships.
  • We are constantly discussing the Bechdel Test and the way it serves (or fails to serve) our mission. We know that as a 'test', there are flaws and gaps. We are indeed interested in scripts that push boundaries and raise discussion points - however, this is our baseline. Please do not send us two-handers with one male and one female character or scripts with only one female character. Please do not send all male scripts.
  • Support our mission of fostering strong, complex, dynamic roles for women.
What we want:
  • Complex, layered female characters.
  • Thoughtful consideration of your needs in terms of script development - we look at the questions you're asking about your work carefully.
What we do not want:
  • Scripts that just manage to pass the Bechdel Test. If your main female character goes 60 pages without interacting with anyone but men, chances are good we will not be interested. If your qualifying scene does not forward your plot, chances are good we will not be interested.
Have you read all this? Are you feeling confident about The Bechdel Group as a good fit for you?
Well, then, click here to submit.

Contact
Questions? Not sure if your script qualifies? Clarifications? Email us at bechdelgroup@gmail.com

Friday, May 24, 2019

Total Theatre Company NYC seeks one-act plays

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TTCONYC is accepting submissions from emerging playwrights in the NYC area for a series of readings beginning in August 2019. We are looking for new work and encourage any and all themes or subject matter.

The submission process is FREE.

If your work is accepted to move forward, there will be a $100 non-refundable fee to participate.

Requirements:

The play or plays must be 10 - 30 minutes long. You can submit as many short plays as you wish in a single e mail, PDF format.

You may submit the first TEN PAGES of your work to the e mail address: ttconyc@gmail.com and someone will respond. Submissions are due by May 30, 2019. If we wish to see more of your work, we will contact you with further instruction. Selected plays will be presented in staged reading format.

Please include a brief synopsis of the work, as well as bio information and a web site if available about the playwright.

DEADLINE May 30, 2019. 


RAZE - global ten-minute plays festival

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RAZE is excited to be partnering with LA MADE in 2019, bringing our annual ten-minute international play festival back to the Mark Taper Auditorium at the public library in Downtown Los Angeles CA.

The 2019 festival, which is open to playwrights around the world, with a $250 First Place Prize.

The 2019 festival theme and title is Lost and Found.

Whatever the words “Lost and Found” trigger creatively, however playwrights choose to interpret it, we look forward to reading each and every play submitted.

​In 2018 we received over 500 play submissions and selected eight winning plays for performance. We are expecting even more submissions in 2019 and will again select just eight winning plays for performance. Once chosen, each play will be assigned to one of eight Los Angeles based theatre directors who will cast and rehearse the work ready for the festival's free performance day. Here are some key dates followed by entry details:

Submissions:                            May 1st – May 31st
Plays announced:                    August 1st, 2019
Festival Performance:             October 20th, 2019

Submission rules and guidelines

Lost and Found is the 2019 festival theme and title so put it at the heart of the play you submit. What does Lost and Found mean to you and how will you reflect it in the story you write? Play submissions that do not meet the following rules and guidelines will not be considered.

  • All entrants must be 18 or over.
  • Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • ONE SUBMISSION per writer only.
  • The window for play submissions will open on May 1, 2019 and close at 11.59 p.m. PST, May 31, 2019. Submissions must be sent during this period. Plays sent before or after this period will not be considered.
  • Play submissions must be in Word or PDF format and sent as an email attachment to razethespacetheatre@gmail.com                 
  • Include the words ‘Play Submission’ in the subject line of your email and include your name, contact info and play title in the body of the email.
  • Plays must be original work in English, written specifically for the stage by the person making the submission.
  • Plays must not have been previously published or produced. However, if your play has previously received a staged reading, that's fine. 
  • The first page of your play must include the play title, writer's name, and contact details.
  • Please number the pages of your Word or PDF play attachment.


On August 1, 2019 eight winning plays will be announced on this website. All decisions are final and the writers of the selected plays will be contacted by email.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

​By submitting their work to RAZE THE SPACE as part of its 2019 ten-minute international play festival 'Lost and Found,' the playwright agrees that if selected, they give permission for the work to be presented without royalty for the Lost and Found free public performance at the Mark Taper Auditorium @ Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles on October 20, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

PICK OF THE VINE – Season 18 (2020)

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Little Fish Theatre (San Pedro CA) is accepting scripts for our 18th Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2020.

There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Submissions accepted starting May 1, 2019. Submission deadline is May 31, 2019.
3. Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format.
4. Complete a Google Form with contact and play information to receive an email address link to submit your play. Google Form is at http://bit.ly/POV2020.
5. First Play Submission is FREE.
 To submit a 2nd Play - a $5* payment is required via paypal.  Complete second Google Form at : http://bit.ly/POV2020-2nd followed by $5 payment to https://www.paypal.me/SBTSLFT/5. Form response includes email address to submit play.
6. Plays will require no more than 8 actors.
7. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions.
8. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.

*The $5 fee for 2nd play Submission helps fund the Cash prize for Playwrights as well as cover expenses such as printing, advertising, and supplies. Playwright stipend for winning submissions in 2020 is $75.

Timeline for submissions:
1. Semi-finalists will be notified via email by end of August. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.
2. Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via email in late September.

More information on Little Fish Theatre can be found at the links below:
Facebook: Facebook.com/LittleFishTheatre
Instagram: @LittleFishTheatre
Twitter: @lilfishtheatre
Website: littlefishtheatre.org

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Discount tickets: ORIGINAL SOUND

 ORIGINAL SOUND
This Spring, A New Beat Takes Over Commerce Street!

By Adam Seidel
Music Direction by Daniel Ocanto
Directed by Elena Araoz

A young Nuyorican beat maker calls out a rising pop star for ripping off his track. ORIGINAL SOUND is a fierce, funny, musical journey through the heart of an unforgiving industry.

ORIGINAL SOUND features Anthony Arkin (Broadway: I'm Not Rappaport.TV: “The Americans”), Cynthia Bastidas (NY:  The Mecca Tales. TV: “Docket 32357”), Jane Bruce (NY:The Other Josh Cohen.  Regional: Jagged Little Pill), Sebastian Chacon (TV: “Tales of the City” NYC: Public’s Twelfth Night, Romero y Julieta), Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Broadway’sLa Cage aux Folles, Tony Award Winner for Rent), and Lio Mehiel (Broadway’s A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. TV: ABC’s “Deception”).

Cherry Lane Theatre
38 Commerce Street, NYC
Performances run April 30th – June 8
www.CherryLaneTheatre.org

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*Restrictions: Tickets are General Admission. Price includes a $1 facility fee per ticket.  All sales final - no refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with other offers. Normal service charges apply to phone/internet orders. Performance schedule subject to change. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice.

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365 Women A Year: a playwriting project 2019

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Welcome 2019 playwrights! We are entering our sixth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below.


PLAYS DUE DECEMBER 31, 2019 (There are no extensions.)

DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:

FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about.  They must be women who we have not yet covered.   You can double check who we’ve covered alphabetically here.  Please note, that all of the 2018 pieces have not yet been processed, so we have covered more than what the web site has currently listed.  This is why we ask you to choose at least 3 women.  We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form.

2019 CLAIM FORM

SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email.  You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take 10-14 days to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive.

THIRD STEP: Happy writing.  If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with.  PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed.

FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise.

You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

(1) In the subject line you will put:  2019/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

(2) Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.)

(3) Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format:

***Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.****

Alphabetical:        

Alexandra David-Neel- “Adventuress Adventurous”(10 pages)/Playwright: Deborah Magid (2019)

Key Words/Occupation:

Alexandra David-Neel (Writer,Explorer,Singer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Century they were Born: (If you can’t find exact dates just put the century)

Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

By Play Info: (just written out once with all the women in history listed after “inspired by”)

“Adventuress Adventurous” by: Deborah Magid (3 characters/10 pages) Inspired by: Alexandra David-NĂ©el (2019)

(4) Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

You can always email us if you have any questions.  Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed.

See more information on the web site

Elemental Women Productions seeks scripts

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Instagram: @elementalwomenproductions

Deadline: June 1st 2019

  • Submit via email: elementalwomenproductions@gmail.com
  • Format preferred: PDF
  • Length of play: 45 minutes-1 hour 15 minutes
  • Type of opportunity: plays will first be chosen as readings and then moved to full production dependent on audience response.
  • Restrictions: Female/female identifying playwrights preferred
  • Other info: The playwright may submit more than one play for consideration. Playwrights will be contacted by June 15th on the company's decision via email. There is no participation fee and playwright will not be self producing. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Benchmark Theatre 3rd Annual Fever Dream Festival

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Benchmark Theatre is currently accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Fever Dream Festival taking place in Denver, Colorado in October 2019. A celebration of science fiction, fantasy, horror and all genres in between, the Festival is a staged reading series of innovative plays with chimerical themes.

Submission Guidelines

Benchmark will be accepting submissions of short plays, one acts and full-length plays from across the United States that are in the spirit of the Festivals' themes. Submissions may be new or previously produced work and there is no fee to submit.

  • Only one submission per playwright, please 
  • Submissions should be sent electronically using the link below
  • Please send a FULL copy of your script in PDF or Word format with no playwright identifying information on the script (i.e., a blind copy)
  • The script should include a logline or brief synopsis and a character breakdown
  • Please note that we will accept scripts previously submitted to the Festival provided the play has undergone significant development and/or changes.

This call for submissions will remain open until May 31, 2019 
OR until we receive 250 submissions, whichever comes first.

Please note, too, that plays must be submitted in PDF or Word, with NO identifying information, and include a synopsis or they will be disqualified. And, unfortunately, we are unable to consider musicals at this time.

COLORADO playwrights, please use the following link to submit your script: https://form.jotform.com/80594360584160

From their web site:

As of Tuesday, April 23, we have reached the submission cap for national and international submissions to our 2019 Fever Dream Festival. 

ALL OTHER national and international playwrights, please use this link for submission:
https://form.jotform.com/80278452148157



Any additional questions? Please email info@benchmarktheatre.com

Monday, May 20, 2019

Theatre Three 23rd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted. 
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 10
  • Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.) 
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2019.

Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 400 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 120 world premieres by 84 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for nine performances in April 2020 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, articles, and reviews as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Plays should be submitted to
THE 23rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS,
Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director,
THEATRE THREE,
PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Final selection of plays will be in late 2019.

20th Anniversary Winneshiek Players Children's Theater seeks plays

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We are looking for adaptations of children's books in the public domain, for our children's theater stage.

We will select two plays from the submissions and each winner will receive $100 for the rights to perform on our stage.

THE RULES

  • Must be speaking parts for 17 - 20 children
  • Books MUST be from the Public Domain
  • Appropriate for ages 9-13, G-Rated, No Violence, NO Gore, NO SExuality
  • Up to 25 pages - no more
Deadline: June 1 2019 - no exceptions!
Email info@winneshiekplayers.org
Put "CT BOOK ADAPTATIONS in email subject line


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival 2019

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2019

Click here to submit your play.

Festival Performance Dates:
October 8-13, 2019
Sarasota, FL

Playwright Eligibility:
Seeking work from emerging and established female and female-identifying playwrights. Playwrights must be available to attend the festival in Sarasota, FL, including rehearsals, to be considered for selection (October 5 - 13) Travel and housing is provided.

No Entry Fee

Festival Awards:
Winner $3,000 (1)
Finalist $500 (2)
Travel, housing and per diem provided for all three finalists.

Submission Rules and Requirements:
Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Urbanite’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce.  Urbanite Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:

  • Submissions must be from female or female-identifying playwrights.
  • Playwrights must reside in the United States. 
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • No musicals, translations, or adaptations.
  • Full-length plays only (at least 60 minutes)
  • Plays must require five performers or fewer.
  • Quality, female-identifying roles must be well-represented.
  • Plays must include a contact page and character breakdown.
  • One submission per playwright.

Any plays that do not follow these requirements will be dismissed.

Festival Rules and Guidelines:

  • Three finalists will be chosen to participate in the Modern Works Festival. 
  • Finalists will be selected by panel of readers and notified by Urbanite Theatre on August 12, 2019. 
  • The volume of submissions will prevent us from providing individual feedback.
  • ONLY finalist playwrights will be contacted. 
  • Plays that have been previously submitted to the Urbanite Theatre or the Modern Works Festival are not eligible to be submitted again.
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director and cast, a table read, 12 rehearsal hours, a staged reading with a total of three public performances, and facilitated post-show talkbacks. 
  • Each finalist play will be assigned a play development mentor to work with before, and during the festival.
  • Finalist playwrights are required to participate, in person, at the festival, if selected. Travel will be provided ($600 transportation limit), and local housing within walking distance to the theatre will be provided. A car is not provided at this time.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play.  
  • Winner of festival will receive a $3,000 prize. 
  • The two remaining finalists will each receive an award of $500.
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 300 scripts are received.
  • Winner will be chosen by a group of panelists in conjunction with an audience vote and will be announced October 13, 2019. 

Click here to submit your play.

Lotus Lee Children’s Play Initiative

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The Children’s Play Initiative aims to highlight new works that inspire and engage children audience. Previously, we have showcased numerous successful productions in the cultural exchange between China and the United States which stands as the basis for the Lotus Lee Foundation. Winning entries will display a distinct understanding of the unlimited possibilities of theatre through compelling and dynamic stories with intriguing plots, fascinating characters and an informed global perspective.

Submission Rules

There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

This contest is restricted to only plays written in the English language.

Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English. Translations and adaptations are not accepted.

Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible. Only plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.

Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.

Plays must be typed/word-processed, page-numbered, and in professional play format.

The Lotus Lee Foundation reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

The Lotus Lee Foundation reserves the right of the judge to not choose a winner for any given year of the competition and also reserves the right to determine the ineligibility of a winner, in keeping with the spirit of the competition, and based upon the accomplishments of the author.

Electronic submissions for the 2019 competition must be submitted no later than 11:59PM EST on June 1, 2019. You will receive a confirmation of your successful submission within two business days.

If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated in the electronic submission form.

We will only represent material for which we can be the exclusive licensing agent for the mainland China territory.

Timeline

Submission deadline: 11:59PM, June 1, 2019 EST.

Winner announcement: September 1, 2019

Prize

The winner will be offered a licensing contract for the submitted play to be translated and produced in mainland China.

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Village Playwrights Riot and Revolution

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Riot and Revolution, staged readings of short plays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and celebrate Gay Pride on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.
Requirements:

  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about the Stonewall Rebellion, the Stonewall era (1960s) and/or the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. 
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Deadline for submissions is May 27, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

To Submit:

  • Send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
  • Your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
  • Only put the name of your script on the subject line
  • For more information call 614-285-2515.

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) 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.

Friday, May 17, 2019

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants 2019

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Ends on June 1, 2019  

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund was established in the summer of 2003 by a gift of $730,000 from Priscilla and Michael Henry Heim in response to the dismayingly low number of literary translations currently appearing in English. Its purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English.


Since the Fund's inception in 2004, the Fund has given grants of $2,000–$10,000 to a total of 139 translations from over 35 languages, including Armenian, Basque, Estonian, Farsi, Finland-Swedish, Lithuanian and Mongolian, as well as French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. Among the 108 projects awarded grants in the Fund’s first 10 years of operation (2004–2013), 72 of those (roughly 67%) have thus far been published or are forthcoming from a publisher.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2019 through June 1, 2019.

Who is eligible:

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.

Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.
There are no restrictions on the nationality or citizenship of the translator, but the works must be translated into English.

The Fund seeks to encourage translators to undertake projects they might not otherwise have had the means to attempt.

Anthologies with multiple translators, works of literary criticism, and scholarly or technical texts do not qualify.

As of 2008, translators who have previously been awarded grants by the Fund are ineligible to reapply for three years after the year in which they receive a grant.

Please note that projects that have been previously submitted and have not received a grant are unlikely to be reconsidered in a subsequent year.

Projects may have up to two translators.

Translators may only submit one project per year.

How to apply:
Please note that this year, hard copy versions are NOT required. The application process is entirely online.

Translators must complete the below applications form by midnight EST June 1, 2019. The below application will require the following materials:

1. The application form, with all items completed:

A one- to two-page, single-spaced statement outlining the work and describing its importance.
A biography and bibliography of the author, including information on translations of his or her work into other languages.
A CV of the translator, no longer than three pages.
If the book is not in the public domain and the project is not yet under contract, please include a photocopy of the copyright notice on the original (the copyright notice is a line including the character ©, a date, and the name of the copyright holder, which appears as part of the front matter in every book), and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English-language rights to the book are available. A letter or copy of an email from the copyright holder is sufficient.
If the translation is currently under contract with a publisher, please submit a copy of the contract.

 2. A 10–12-page, single-spaced sample of the translation.

3. The same passage in the original language (and, if the work has been previously translated, the same passage in the earlier version).

For more information, please contact awards[at]pen.org

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Write Your Next First Draft this Summer at Primary Stages ESPA

Whether you're writing your first play or your hundredth, it's not always easy to set the creative wheels in motion. This 8-week class at Primary Stages ESPA will guide you through the development of your first draft.

Faculty and Start Dates
June 16: Section B with Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
June 19: Section C with Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
July 8: Section E with Nikkole Salter (Obie-winning Writer, In the Continuum at Primary Stages and international tour)

This class might be for you if you:
  • Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play. 
  • Are starting out in the world of playwriting or want to write your first play. 
  • Want concrete deadlines and constructive feedback to encourage you to get your ideas on the page.

In this class you will:
  • Bring in new pages to hear them read aloud in class. 
  • Strengthen your writing skills with exercises and assignments from your instructor. 
  • Engage in discussion with fellow writers, making connections with your artistic peers. 
By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a solid start on—or even complete!—a first draft of a full-length play. 
  • Be ready for our Completing Your Draft class!

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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

North Park Playwright Festival 2019

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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, 2019.  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
www.northparkvaudeville.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

THE 5TH ANNUAL PARAGON PLAY FESTIVAL

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PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new playwrights and works. This annual event began in 2014 and we have presented 40 new science fiction and fantasy plays over this one-weekend festival every year since. 2019 will mark year 5.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Your play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.
  • Your play should be between five and 60 minutes in length.
  • Your play should be submitted in a PDF format.
  • The play should unpublished, however we welcome submissions that have been featured in other festivals.
  • You will retain full rights to the play and the text will not be altered in any way without your explicit permission.
  • There is no submission fee. You are encouraged to submit multiple plays if you have them!
  • Due to the number of submissions, we will only be able to contact you if your play has been selected. Rejection letters will not be sent

Monday, May 13, 2019

Orange County Arts Council Ten-Minute Play Festival

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The Orange County Arts Council is proud to announce its third annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. Submissions are now open for anyone who would like to participate. The reading committee will select ten plays for a reading on August 1 & 2.

The deadline for submission is JUNE 1 2019 

Playwrights will be notified in early June.

The Ten-Minute Play has become a popular form of production.

A Ten-Minute Play is a play, not a scene or a skit. Structurally, it should have a beginning, middle and end–just like any good one-act or full-length play. Reach beyond the surface and enriched text with subtext.

Since we only have ten minutes to bring the story full circle, characters should be clearly established and a dramatic conflict should be posed as quickly as possible. The resolution of that conflict is what plays out across the remaining pages.

The true success of a Ten-Minute Play is reliant on the writer’s ability to bring an audience through the same cathartic/entertainment experience that a good one-act or full-length play accomplishes–i.e., sympathetic characters with recognizable needs encompassed within a resolvable dramatic conflict.

Ten minutes means 7 or 8 pages, certainly no more than 9 or 10. Use standard play writing format, 12 pt Times New Roman font.

While not wanting to hamper anyone’s creativity, recognize that a Ten-Minute Play will undoubtedly be presented in an evening of Ten-Minute Plays. Therefore, overly elaborate settings, multiple characters, extravagant productions values, etc., could conceivably eliminate your play from consideration.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

* The play should be approximately ten-minutes in length.

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

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

* The play should have simple technical requirements. There won't be a set — a few furniture pieces and a few props only — we only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes ONLY PLAYS SUBMITTED EXACTLY AS OUTLINED BELOW WILL BE ACCEPTED.

* Attach TWO PDF Files:

1. Attach one copy of the play with ALL contact information on the title page:

* play title

* your name

* your mailing address

* your phone number

* your email address

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

3. Attach the files to this submission form

* Include your complete contact information

* Tell us where you heard about the event.

* Please include the title of your play in the file name. For example: - My Great Play-Blind.pdf - My Great Play.pdf

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

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Little Wonder “Breaking Boundaries” Radio Play Competition 2019

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After last years competition resulted in more than 300 entries, over 70 pieces of individual feedback, and by the end of this year at least 9 published plays, we’re back. This year we will have two new competitions for original unpublished 1600-2000 word full cast audio dramas for up to 4 actors.

Competition Rules, Submission Guidelines and Dates

  1. The competition #BBLWRP2019 is organised by Little Wonder Radio Plays
  2. Entry is only open to writers who consider themselves writers of colour and/or writers with a disability.
  3. Entry is open to all writers of all nationalities or residencies, over the age of 16 (or whatever age is required to handle mature content in your home nation. #BBLWRP2019 is an adult competition, and our station contains adult content.)
  4. Submissions must be previously unpublished radio plays, in script form, in English, between 1600 and 2000 words. The word count does not include the cover page.  Make sure to include the script title on the first page.
  5. Entries must be uploaded in a *.DOC, *.DOCX or *.PDF Format via the entry form on the Little Wonder Website.
  6. Entries can be from individuals or groups of writers, but authors/groups may only enter one play.
  7. Entries must be received between From 0000 19th April – 11:59 PM 30th May European Central Time. Entries received outside this period will not be considered.
  8. Submissions should be between 1600-2000 words double-spaced in courier 12 point with page numbers at the bottom centre of each page.
  9. The cover page of your work should include the title, your name, and your contact details (address, phone and email).
  10. The first page of your work should include the title of your play, centered and underlined. No other page in the document should include your name.  Judges will read works ‘blind’ (ie. The cover page will be removed before they see the document)
  11. Below the script title should be a cast list, describing all characters in the play.
  12. Judging shall be done in two stages, with the top entries being formed into first a longlist and then a short list before final judging. In addition to the longlist by scoring criteria, a number of wild card entries may be selected to ensure representation of the diversity of material and writers submitted.
  13. Judging the longlist shall be done by current Little Wonder members and associates, and the shortlist by the Little Wonder writing team. The judging team will grade longlist according to originality, creativity and innovative use of the medium (that is, sound).  The shortlist will also take into account the writer’s ability to respond positively to feedback.
  14. Longlisted writers will receive short notes and feedback on their work, and the chance to revise and resubmit before the shortlist date.  Longlisted writers will be asked to respond to notes provided. Writers not responding to notes in a timely way may be disqualified.
  15. Shortlisted plays will be performed at a public reading in Paris
  16. Judging of the winner shall be done by Little Wonder Radio team, considering writers response to notes through long and short listing process, and the reaction and feedback in the public reading.
  17. The winner of #BBLWRP2019 competition will have their play recorded and published as a Full Cast Audio Drama within a year of the competition completion. Prior being confirmed as the winner shortlisted writers must agree not to record and publish their work through another medium within this period.
  18. Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy
  19. Entries must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events – either historical or current. However, stories can feature well known public figures from present day or from, take place in historical eras (e.g. the English Civil War) or use real-life experiences as a creative springboard as long as the story is FICTIONAL.
  20. The entrant warrants that they have not used material or depicted events that actually took place or used the personal details of any living persons in the story. As the stories will be published it is important that entrants do not include any personal details about themselves. The entrant must not include their name in the title or body of the story or on any page other than the cover page. Entries which do contain this information may be removed from the competition.
  21. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Little Wonder Radio Plays accepts no responsibility if entrants ignore these Terms and Conditions and entrants agree to indemnify Little Wonder Radio Plays against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  22. Little Wonder Radio plays are targeted at modern, discerning and adult Little Wonder Radio plays try to ensure as wide as possible writer discretion in content, subject, language and vernacular.   However little Wonder Radio plays reserve the right to disqualify any works which it considers defamatory, illegal in content or otherwise containing material making it unsuitable to broadcast.
  23. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to Little Wonder Radio Plays a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free license to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry online and on any other platforms yet to be envisaged. This license will be deemed to include all the necessary rights and permissions to enable such use by little Wonder Productions, to fulfil the prizes and to complete the administration of this competition.
  24. The competition operates on a right of first refusal.  By submitting your play you are granting us the right to publish your play, under the conditions described herein.  This right persists until as long as your play is still in competition.  Should you make it to the Shortlist, we will contact you directly to discuss publication of your play.  The winner will be published by Little Wonder.  Please do not submit your plays elsewhere, as you will be in breach of this condition.
  25. By submitting a story the entrant agrees that the Little Wonder Radio Plays may at its sole discretion edit, adapt, abridge or translate the entry for the purposes listed above.
  26. Little Wonders Radio’s decision as to each stage of this competition is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  27. Little Wonder reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions, or to withhold a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
  28. Little Wonder Radio plays reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  29. Little Wonder Radio plays, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries, agencies and/or any other organization associated with this competition cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL

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Second weekend in October, 2019

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

CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Please read submission policy carefully:

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

Florida Theatrical Association announces the 2019 New Musical Discovery Series.

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Aspiring writers from around the country are encouraged to submit their new works, which will be reviewed by a panel of theatre professionals, including renowned directors, writers, producers and performers. The panel will select one work that will each receive a staged reading, and one final winner will receive a workshop presented of their piece featuring local directors and talent. The Discovery Series will also include talkbacks for students and audiences with the playwrights and directors.

The deadline to submit musicals for consideration is 5/20/19 . 

Playwrights must be available September 13-20, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must include: A cover letter A history of the musical’s development A synopsis Full script A CD or flash drive with at least six songs from the production (can be a very basic recording) *Please note that materials will not be returned.

Electronic Submission can also be emailed to kennyhoward@floridatheatrical.org.

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FTA
100 S. Eola Drive, Ste. 200
Orlando, FL 32801

Friday, May 10, 2019

Quantum Dragon Theater Company submission guidelines

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Right now, there is a tragic shortage of sci­fi/fantasy plays in the world, but you can help change that by writing for Quantum Dragon! We have an open submissions policy- read our mission statement, submit any play that fits our style, and we’ll check it out.

We are open to considering any genre ­appropriate play of any length for production, but at the moment we are particularly interested in full-length plays set in worlds unlike our own— distant futures, alternate presents, and non-Tolkienian fantasies. Plays that are written with small­-scale, budget-conscious theatres in mind will be given special consideration, but don’t let that limit your creativity. We’re especially interested in plays with strong roles for woman and non-binary actors and with radical racial and ethnic diversity.

If you've got an original idea that you haven't quite started writing yet, but you think we'd love, you might be an excellent candidate for The Forge (Where Plays Are Wrought), our developmental program which supports playwrights with private and public readings to help them reach a completed first draft of a brand-new speculative genre play.

We’re also strongly interested in adaptations of genre novels, stories, comics, etc. If you’ve got an idea you’re itching to adapt for the stage, contact us with a pitch and a writing sample, and if we fall in love we’ll see what we can do to help secure the rights to produce it.

Submissions are only accepted electronically (send to info@quantumdragon.org with the words PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line), and must include:

1. A cover letter with your name, contact information, and a short biography and/or resume.

2. A one-­page synopsis including a brief description of the play, a character breakdown, and an explanation of outstanding production requirements. If the play has been previously produced, please also include past production credits. If you are seeking development support from The Forge, please indicate that.

3. A complete script (if it exists), or  a ten­-page dialogue sample (either from the script or in a style that reflects it).

Anticipated time for a full response is six to nine months, but we will do our best to send a confirmation of receipt within two weeks.

Submissions are open year-­round. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Summer Writing Classes at Primary Stages ESPA!

Summer 2019 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! Here are just some of the classes in our lineup of opportunities in the writing department:

This class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page.
Instructors:
Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
Nikkole Salter (Obie-winning Writer, In the Continuum at Primary Stages and international tour)
Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
Crystal Skillman (Writer, Geek, Rain and Zoe Save the World)
Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)

Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)
As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. This class will help you tackle the revision process and develop a stronger version of your play.

Instructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, New World Rhapsody at MTC, Wild Terrain at EST)
Developing a strong portfolio of short plays is one of the fastest ways to become a produced or published playwright. Learn how to distill a compelling story into the shortest possible dramatic form and think outside of the box of structure.

Instructor: Melisa Annis (Writer, Director, and Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program)
Gain a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.

Instructor: Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, "You" on Netflix, AliceGraceAnon at New Georges)
This 2-day workshop is your opportunity to learn the structure and language of television writing so you can work to join the ranks of distinguished playwrights-turned-television writers.

Instructor: Julian Sheppard (Writer, Los Angeles at The Flea Theater (dir. Adam Rapp), Drama Desk-nominated Buicks)
This 2-day writing extravaganza is designed to push you to write an inspired first draft in 48 hours. Sounds crazy, right? But it can be done!

Instructor: Melissa Ross (Writer, Of Good Stock at MTC, Nice Girl at Labyrinth)
Whether you're in the middle of a play, making revisions on a completed draft, or starting something brand new, sometimes it's unavoidable – you just get stuck. In this 2-day workshop, figure out ways to banish writer's block and regain your momentum.

Classes begin in June. Click here for the full list of writing classes.

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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