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Friday, November 22, 2019

Otherworld submission guidelines

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Submit full-length plays for consideration as part of Otherworld's Main Stage season.

​*NOTE: Please read the below requirements carefully. Due to the number of submissions we receive, we cannot consider any plays that do not meet the submission guidelines.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Otherworld's Literary Manager, Elliott Sowards.

Please provide the first 20 pages of your play OR the first 10 pages and your favorite scene. We will reach out to you if we would like you to send the full script.

Your play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain significant Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.

If Science Fiction and/or Fantasy elements are not evident in your selected pages, please describe in your submission how the play is a Science Fiction and/or Fantasy piece.

Your play should be full-length. For one acts, consider submitting to the Paragon Festival.

Your play should be submitted in a PDF format.

If this is a new play (unpublished) and you are interested in workshopping it with Otherworld's ensemble, please indicate that in your submission.

There is no submission fee. You are encouraged to submit multiple plays if you have them!

Submit to submissions@otherworldtheatre.org

8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival

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Mine 4 God Productions is accepting plays for the 8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) held in downtown Columbus, Ohio from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 midnight. 

US citizens 18 years or older are eligible to submit up to two original works.

FACEBOOK

  • Submit in MS Word format to columbusbtf@aol.com 
  • The length of plays wanted are One Act Plays (30 minutes)
  • Full-Length Plays (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Monologues (5 to 10 minutes) with a theme based on inclusion.
  • Plays submitted must be from the original playwright or have legal rights from the original playwright to submit and/or produce.  Plays that have been previously produced or published are eligible.

The playwright will have the opportunity to self-produce their one act plays and/or monologues or have M4GP provide the actors and director to present it at the festival.  The playwright is responsible to self-produce (cast/director, etc.) their full-length play if selected.

We will also select one act plays to present as readings that we will produce.

  • Submitters will be notified through email by March 30, 2020 (earlier if possible.)
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a larger work or work-in-progress.  
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 30 minutes, or more than 90 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 175-seat black box theater with a 36’ wide and 24’ deep, equipped with an ETC Express 24/48 light board, Mackie 1202, 12 Channel mic/line and a monitor system to the booth.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay) and the story line must involve people of color with 50% of the characters/actors being a person of color. Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.  The CBTF is a family friendly event.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned and playscripts will be deleted from our server after use. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, Mine 4 God Productions shall be named as “first produced” if first production of original works.
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted July 10-12, 2020 at The Columbus Performing Arts Center with at least three performances for the One Act plays selected (30 minutes) and two performances for the full-length plays (60 to 90 minutes) selected.
  • Playwrights who have plays selected (One-Act 30 minute) to be performed by CBTF actors are encouraged to attend at least one rehearsal and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance if available to attend.

 For direct submissions, please email the MS Word format files to: columbusbtf@aol.com with CBTF 2020 PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject heading. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship

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IASH and the Traverse Theatre will commission a play on or inspired by any aspect of the Institute’s current interests. The stipend will be £10,000 and the recipient will have a private office and full Fellowship at IASH, and contribute to the Institute’s events, including giving at least one work-in-progress seminar during the tenure of the Fellowship.  During the period of the Fellowship the playwright will receive dramaturgical support from the Traverse’s Literary Department. The recipient must be Edinburgh-based for the duration of the residency, as their regular presence at IASH is expected and they will be encouraged to play a part in the artistic life of the theatre.

The tenure of the Fellowship will be between 6 and 10 months, by agreement, with the intention that the playwright will submit a complete play to the Traverse at the end of 2020.

The ideal candidate will be a writer who wants to engage actively with the Traverse and is eager to make the most of the unique environment that IASH provides to further their thinking and develop their work. You can find out more about IASH via the About page.


We encourage ideas from writers that want to actively engage with both the Institute's interests and the Traverse Theatre's desire to entertain, excite, provoke and delight audiences alike - whether through a brilliant story, an innovative new form or use of technology, or with a striking new theatrical concept.

Please send a cover letter and CV to iash@ed.ac.uk by 5pm on 29 November 2019.

Interested applicants are invited to put in writing why they would like to take up this Fellowship and what they would like to explore in their commissioned play.  Applications should demonstrate an awareness of the work and ethos of the Traverse and IASH, and a sense of how the writer and their work might fit into this. Applicants should have had a minimum of two professional productions of their work. Interviews will be held in central Edinburgh on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

BBC 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition

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The 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, is open for submission of scripts from around the world. According to the hosts, the competition “offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.” The competition opened for entries on the 1st of October, 2019, and closes by midnight (GMT) on the 31st of January, 2020. Two winners will be selected: those with English as a first language category and the English as a second language category.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Writers from anywhere in the world, who live outside the UK, are eligible to apply.
  • Both established and emerging writers are welcome to apply.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
How to Apply
  • Send a script of 53 minutes. Note that the script must have up to six central characters.
  • Send a synopsis which outlines your play. The synopsis must be no longer than 400 words.
  • The play must be written substantially or entirely in English.
  • Entries must be submitted in one of the following ways:
  • By post to the following address: International Playwriting Competition 2020, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015 BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  • Or, by email to the following email address: radioplay@bbc.co.uk
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which can be downloaded here. All required boxes must be completed.

Prizes:

£2500 sterling for the two winners.
A broadcast of the winning play on the BBC World Service.
A trip to London for the winner to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

La Maison Baldwin Residency

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Shortly before James Baldwin passed away, he told close friends in Saint-Paul de Vence that he dreamed of seeing his beloved house made into a writers' colony. This medieval village, with its uncommon light, its majestic mountaintop placement and surrounding countryside, has for centuries attracted artists, architects, alchemists and thinkers, great minds intent on changing the world. Here is where Baldwin wrote some of his most enduring books, including If Beale Street Could Talk, Just Above my Head, and his sole book of poetry, Jimmy's Blues.

Writers in residence are offered a room in the village center to pursue their current creative project. While in residence, they will contribute to the literary culture of Saint Paul de Vence by offering a community event or creative public program.

They are hosted at La Maison Baldwin Residence for Writers, a house in the historic center of St. Paul de Vence located directly across the street from the village church. The home features a 3rd-floor bedroom suite with a sunny terrace overlooking the tiled roofs of the village and the valley beyond.

Residents also stay in a charming artist cottage made available to the program through a partnership with the city of St. Paul de Vence.

Lunch every day is offered to the resident writers through partnerships with local restaurants and host families. The fellowship includes a $700 travel stipend.

Eligibility and How to Apply
This fellowship is open to emerging writers working in the spirit of James Baldwin. Eligible to apply are poets, playwrights, essayists and fiction writers with no more than one published book or staged production.

The review committee will select ten fellows for residencies of 2 to 4 weeks in fall 2020 (Sept 15 to Oct. 31) or spring 2021 (April 1 to May 15).

To apply, send a cover letter, a brief bio and writing sample of ten pages to residency@lamaisonbaldwin.fr with the subject line "residency application." The deadline is December 31, 2019. 

Please indicate your preferred residency duration and period

Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency (Taos NM)

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

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

Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18 2020 will be considered for residency grants in 2021.

Supplemental work samples sent via mail must be postmarked by January 21st!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

And Toto Too seeks plays by women

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We are now accepting submissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Woman playwright

Full length or long one acts

Play may not have had fully produced performances in Colorado, readings are fine

7 or less characters (do not double up your characters to make it fit)

Finished plays only

Minimal settings (our theatre space seats only 56 and won't handle multiple sets)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic only (if you send a hard copy it will be returned to sender unopened)

First 10 pages

Production History

Synopsis

If these guidelines are not followed your script will not be read.  We will contact you only if we are interested in seeing a full script.  We do not give feedback on why your play was not accepted. Thank you for submitting we look forward to reading your work.

Send to submissions@andtototoo.org

Ohlone College Seeks 10-minute Musicals for 2020 Playwrights Festival

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Deadline for submission: December 3rd, 2019

Festival dates: May 7, 8, 9, 2020 in the NUMMI theatre in the Smith Center at Ohlone College.

Submission guidelines:

Musicals must be 10-minutes in length.

2-5 characters.

All musicals chosen will receive a fully produced production by Ohlone College’s Student Repertory Theatre Company.

Financial arrangements:  No fee for submissions. Playwrights will receive royalties of $100 if their musical is chosen for the festival.

Submissions can be emailed to: PlaywrightsFestival@ohlone.edu
*Please include your bio, short character descriptions, and a brief synopsis of the musical.
*Please send all info in a doc or pdf.
*Please let us know if you have tracks for the music available.

About the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival
The aim of the festival is to cultivate plays and musicals from professional and emerging playwrights and composers that speak to our college students and contribute to fostering the next generation of theatre artists.

About Student Repertory Theatre Company
Student Repertory Theatre Company is a class that produces the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival.  Student Rep is comprised of student directors, producers, actors, designers, and crew—budding talent for the future growth in theatre.  First-time and more experienced theatre students are given the opportunity to create a full theatre ensemble geared toward producing live theatre.  Student Rep introduces all aspects of theatre to new students and is a space for experienced students to hone their skills and craft.

Past Playwrights and Composers include:
Jake Arky, Rick Bassett, Rachel Bublitz, Ron Burch, Eugenie Chan, John Franceschini, George Freek, Pamela Weiler Grayson, Anne V. Grob, Tanya Grove, Phillip W. Hall, Grace Hoffman, Brett Hursey, Stephanie Hutchinson, Richard Lau, Jeffrey Lo, David MacGregor, Karen Macklin, Kayla Martinez, Paul McCormick, Philana Omorotionmwan, Adriana Palangio, Owen Panettieri, Anthony R. Pezzula, Syche Phillips, Jordan Ramirez Puckett, Lisa Ramirez, Joni Ravenna, Jacob Marx Rice, Robin Lynn Rodriguez, Nick Saud, Mercedes Segesvary, Bridget Grace Sheaff, Gaby Simpson, Cleavon Smith, Aurin Squire, Max Tachis, Peter Tamaribuchi, James Anthony Tyler, Victor Elán Vasquez, Leah Nanako Winkler

For more information, please visit:
https://www.ohlone.edu/theatredance/20172018/playwrightsfestival

Monday, November 18, 2019

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights: CUT / EDGE

An Experimental Theatre Writers’ Collective
NYC, 2020

Playwrights, Application Deadline December 15th, 2019

Final decisions by January 2


Join us in 2020 in New York City, USA. We’ll meet twice monthly, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month (January-June; September-December). On the second Tuesday of each month, we will hear the work of a single writer out loud (read by actors) and discuss this writer’s work.  This meeting is mandatory.

On the third Tuesday of each month, we will engage in a moderated philosophical discussion about where we’re at in terms of style, form, the direction of theatre/art today etc. Each accepted writer will have the chance to suggest a topic for the monthly salon, and lead the discussion.  This meeting is suggested, but not mandatory.

The Dirt

Upon invitation, the rate is $120. This covers space to meet for an entire year and a very modest stipend for the actors who’ll read our words during the workshop meetings.

The Breakdown
  • To participate, you must be an experimental theatre writer. What do we mean by this? You must write for live performance and you must be in the process of creating something that isn’t “conventional.” This can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format or any other manner of pushing at normative theatrical boundaries. Teach us something.
  • The group is limited to 10 people and will be selected based upon the quality of the work submitted and availability, by experimental playwrights Tom Block and Kevin Kautzman.
  • If you’re in New York City and able to commit to monthly events in Midtown, as well as participate in our monthly salons, also once a month, and write experimental work for theatre, do send a sample, segment or example and tell us why you want to be a part of the collective.
And So Who Is This For
  • Experimental Theatre Writers
  • Able to Commit to Twice Monthly Meetings in Midtown Manhattan, through 2020 (Exact space TBD)
  • With Compelling Samples
  • $120 for Space and Actors

Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting 2020

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The Neukom Institute, the Dartmouth Department of Theater and Vox Theater have once again joined together for the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting.

The award-winning play will receive a workshop and public reading at VoxFest at Dartmouth College (July 5-13 2020) followed by an additional workshop and reading in the 2020/2021 season at Northern Stage, a LORT-D theater in White River Junction, VT.

Plays should be written in response to the prompt: “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized, digital world?”

The award comes with a $5,000 honorarium.

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a one page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:

1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College and the second in the 2020/2021 season at Northern Stage. How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

*Note that plays that have received a full production are not eligible for the competition.*

Playwrights can submit here

Deadline
December 31, 2019.

Questions?
Email Kate Mulley at kate@voxtheater.org.

One-Act New Plays Workshop 2020

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The Theatre of Western Springs (Illinois) Directors’ Workshop Program One-Act NEW PLAYS WORKSHOP August, 2020.

Anyone interested in submitting a script for consideration should follow these One Act Play Submission Guidelines:

Submission Deadline: January 9, 2020

Notification of Selected Plays: June, 2020 (earlier if possible)
Entry Fee: None

  •  Plays must not have been previously produced or published.
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a lager work or work-in-progress.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 15 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • If you’d like to, please include play’s development history as a separate document. e.g. had a staged reading at Chicago Dramatist. If none, not necessary.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 117-seat black box theater.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay). Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, TWS shall be named as “first
  • produced”
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted in August 2020 (exact dates unknown at this time) at The Theatre of Western Springs with at least three performances.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance.

 Submission process:
Preferred:

For direct submissions, please email the two files to:
DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2020 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.

You may mail your submission to:
2020 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

Any Questions should be directed to:
TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com
Please do not call TWS.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Secret Theater - The ACT ONE: ONE ACT Festival 2020

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January - February 2020

Submission Deadline: Dec 15th 2019

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A ROLLING SUBMISSION POLICY WHICH MEANS WE PICK PLAYS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED SO WAITING UNTIL THE DEADLINE IS NOT ADVISED.

The Act One: One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 5th annual festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One-Act Festivals. We also promote playwrights through publishing anthologies of the winning plays; all of the final plays, including the festival winner, are offered a non-exclusive publishing agreement. We have currently published 5 volumes of short plays.

No fee to submit or produce.
• $100 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actress

• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performances]

• The final selected plays are eligible for publishing in Top Secret Books’ The LIC One Act Festival Vol 5 on a non-exclusive basis.

Guidelines:
• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference is given to plays that have not been produced before. Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure. We cannot accept plays that are longer than 20 minutes so even 25 is a rejection, we don’t want to waste your time.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting the director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)

• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)

• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.

• We will divide selected plays into three or four programs, selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.

Equity Showcases are permitted - we are the presenting organization but will help through the process of registering and will provide the appropriate insurance certificate for Actor Equity Assoc.

ONLINE FORM - SUBMIT HERE

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St, LIC NY 11101

Share Your Theater Story 2019

At the end of last year, NYCPlaywrights asked for those who had found opportunities through NYCPlaywrights to share their theater stories.

This year we are doing it again, except this time it doesn't matter how you found your opportunity - 

- this is a celebration of theater work by anybody who visits this NYCPlaywrights web site and/or members of the weekly mailing list.


SHARE YOUR THEATER STORY

We will be posting them the last week or two of December as a celebration of NYCPlaywrights & friends theater accomplishments.
  • Where was your production? 
  • Tell us about your play. 
  • Do you have any pix of the cast or the set?
Send your story to story@nycplaywrights.org and with your permission we will share it on this web site.

CHECK OUT LAST'S YEAR'S THEATER STORIES

Spooky Action Theater submissions guidelines

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Submissions must be at least 60+ pages of a full-length play or a work-in-progress with at least 1 act completed.

Submit script

Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts” 2019

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LOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival (Binghamton NY) featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below.

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props.

Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright.

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence 2019

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

Deadline:

Manuscripts must be received by December 31st

Types of plays accepted

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

Selection Process:

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

Production:

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

Production House:

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

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

The International Carlo Annoni Prize is for theatre plays on gay themes and on diversity in love.

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We dedicate the Carlo Annoni Prize 2019 to all those who in Italy and in the world fight for having recognized the right to love and against discrimination due to sexual orientation.

The prize for the winners is 1,000 euros for plays in Italian and 1,000 euros for plays in English.
Special Mentions:

– A special mention will be given to a play that puts at the center the condition of asylum seekers who leave their country each year because they are victims of persecutions concerning sexual orientation.
– A special mention will be given to a theatrical short of a maximum duration of 10 minutes
– A special mention will be given to LGBTQ+ themed comic plays.
– A special mention will be given to a video of maximum 10 minutes on relationship life.

Plays and videos must be sent by the 30th of April 2020 to this address: info@premiocarloannoni.eu

NO PARTICIPATION FEE IS REQUIRED.
Plays already represented will also be taken into consideration.
The award ceremony will take place in September 2020.

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL

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UPDATE!!!  SOOP to NUTS Short-Play Festival moved to FEBRUARY!
We have received many submissions for our festival, but a number of you expressed concerns about the short turn-around time.  We agree and have decided that in order to ensure our first festival is a successful one, we will move it out to February.  The new dates are February 14th - 29th!  We will hold ALL of our current submissions for consideration for a spot in the new schedule - if you have already submitted and DO NOT wish to have your play considered for the new time-line, please email info@sooptheatre.org and let us know!  See below for the updated details:

FESTIVAL DATES:  February 14th - 29th, 2020 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.

NUMBER OF PLAYS:  There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH:  one-act plays no less than ten minutes, no longer than thirty minutes.

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions must be made by playwrights, age 18 or older, who live in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

FEES:  there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee.

LANGUAGE: plays must be submitted in English.

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted  to info@sooptheatre.org  Playwrights should also include a brief bio of their writing accomplishments. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL HARD COPIES of anything!

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS:

If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) of your piece.  SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be.  You are also responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected some free rehearsal time in our studio space (schedule TBD), as well as a tech opportunity in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props.  A list will be made available to all participants.  That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:

1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semifinalists will be chosen.

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Feb 14 - 16) OR the second weekend (Feb 21 - 23).

3. Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *5 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipient from ALL the evenings will be the fifth finalist).

4. The five finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Feb 29th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

DEADLINE:  All scripts for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN December 20, 2019!


Friday, November 15, 2019

Rising Sun Performance Company seeks plays for young audiences

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Submissions for Plays for Children/ Theatre for Young Audiences for their 2020 season on Governors Island.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 8TH 2019

$150 ROYALTY PAYMENT FOR SELECTED WORK

Rising Sun Performance Company will be curating and presenting a full season of new work in partnership with Governors Island and NYC Parks Department. Our House will be being a flourishing Artist Residency acting as a hub for new work development and artistic creation. Allowing Audiences and Creators to Meet, Merge and Share ideas and dialogue.

Performances will be held in Governors Island, NYC
(Permit Pending)
May through October 2020 (two to three times weekly)
These performances will be presented to the public for Free, (Donations accepted)

We are looking ONLY for Plays that fit the needs and requirements for Theatre for Young Audiences/Family Friendly plays.

Plays will be vetted by Literary Team and Ensemble Members.

Seeking Family Friendly works that meet the following criteria:

  • Material should be intended for and appropriate for young audiences and Family friendly
  • Play should be adaptable to both inside and outdoors performances
  • Cast Age range should be adaptable, understanding our ensemble is 20s-40s
  • Especially looking for plays with strong female characters
  • Especially looking for plays with diverse characters in race, gender identity and age
  • Cast size should be no larger than 4-6 people.
  • Running time should be 30-50 Minutes in length
  • No more than 50 pages in length

We are not seeking musicals at this time, but are open to plays with musical elements

Plays that do not fit this most of these criteria will not be read

Submission Guideline; Please include the following:

Cover Letter, including your contact information
Play Synopsis
Cast breakdown
Script in word or PDF format
Any other pertinent information (Playwright bio, list of previous productions, etc)
Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.

Electronic Submissions only. Please No Phone Calls or Direct Mail

To Submit your work: Email Script as attachment to rspliterarymanager@gmail.com

Subject Line should be formatted as: Children’s Play- Title, Author Name
Deadline for Submission is December 8th 2019

Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced.
A signed rights agreement granting RSP permission to produce is required for selected work.
A One-time Rights/Royalty Fee of $150 will be given to selected Play/Playwright

Women Are Funny 2020 Prize

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Send your full-length comedic script, and if it’s the funniest, you will receive $100 and confirmation that you are hilarious.
  • Full-length comedic scripts (75-120 pages)
  • Written in English within the last three years
  • Female playwrights based anywhere
  • Unpublished, no professional production but amateur, university productions, and readings ok
  • No restrictions on subject matter but please no screenplays, solo plays, or children’s plays
  • Limited to first 100 entries
  • No entry fee
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019

 How to Submit
  • Email your script as a PDF to playmakersspokane@gmail.com. File name should be TitleOfPlay_Your Last Name
  • Write Submission – Title of Play in subject line
  • In body of email, list your name and email. EU residents, please send a statement that you give consent to process your personal information.
  • Be sure to include your name in the script

Notes

  • Winners must be able to accept payment via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Play-Makers Spokane will not use your information for purposes other than communicating with you about this contest. We will not give or sell your information to anyone. You also will not be added to any mailing lists.
  • When we say funny, we mean funny, not mildly amusing.

Feel free to contact Sandra Hosking, Women Are Funny Coordinator, playmakersspokane@gmail.com, with any questions.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Smith & Kraus seeks monologues & 10-minute play

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Smith & Kraus is happy to invite you to submit your monologues and 10 minute plays for our 2020 Best Women's and Men's Monologues and Best 10 Minute Plays books.
  • Submissions are due in by 5pm Eastern US time zone on November 30, 2019.
  • Due to receiving thousands of submissions each year, we do not reply to phone calls or emails.
  • You may submit as many monologues and 10 minute plays as you would like.
To get all of the details, go to this link:

https://www.trueactinginstitute.com/annuals2020

On this page, you will find the button called "REGISTER TO SUBMIT". Click this button.

You will be taken to the registration page.

On the registration page, read the important FAQ's before you register

For the past 30 years, The Best Monologues of the Year for Men, The Best Monologues of the Year for Women and The Best 10 Minute Plays have been 3 of S&K's biggest selling books. Results? Promotion for thousands of playwrights leading to countless productions and script sales! We invite you to submit your monologues for consideration!


UPDATE FROM SMITH & KRAUS:

Dear Playwrights,

Many of you have submitted your monologues & 10 minute plays for the 2020 annual books from Smith & Kraus. Thanks!

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Did you submit your monologue or 10 minute play yet?

In case you missed our previous email...

To submit your monologues and or 10 minute plays, go to this link:
https://www.trueactinginstitute.com/annuals2020

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All playwrights who have their work chosen for the 2020 monologue or 10 minute play books:

Will receive a FREE COPY of the book they appear in. (This is the physical, printed book)

OR!

You can choose to receive a Digital Set of all three 2020 books! (These are downloadable digital books)

And... Be sure to enter the special raffle on the submissions page!

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg 2020 Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition

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We present a new challenge for 2020!

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our seventh annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival, but this year we are changing things up a bit. Read on to discover how.

Once again, we will be awarding cash prizes to our winners. Each of our three winners will receive $550. 

Please note that you can write in any style you choose; this is not a “Shakespeare” writing competition, so plays in any genre are welcome.

However, this year we are presenting a new challenge to playwrights. Plays will be limited to a maximum of three characters! Your play should also be no longer than 30 minutes. This allows us to present the three winning plays in staged readings.

Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages. We ask that topics and language reflect the fact that we will have younger children in the audience. Submissions falling outside the parameters outlined above may be discarded without being read, at the discretion of the judges. If you are uncertain about this requirement, please feel free to contact us.

We appreciate your sensitivity and cooperation in this regard.

Competition Rules:

Open to all playwrights

Scripts must be original. Musicals, monologues, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible.

Running times of no more than 30 minutes.

A maximum of three characters in your play!

No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work!

Please email your script to: genie@printmanagementinc.com, and in fact, we prefer emails. In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play

Submissions should include:

Playwright bio.
Contact page with name, address and telephone number of the playwright,
On all pages, please place the title of the play at the top of each numbered page.

The deadline for entries is the end of day, January 14, 2020.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Joust Theater submission guidelines

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Are you an actor, director, or playwright looking to collaborate?

We are always interested in original works.

Manuscripts should be addressed to our Literary Manager, Meghan Hourigan, at JoustLiterary@gmail.com.

When submitting a play, please include a complete script, resume, and website if applicable.

Enigmatic Society Productions seeks full-length LGBTQIA+ scripts

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Enigmatic Society Productions is accepting full-length scripts with LGBTQIA+ themes for our 2020-2021 season. Chosen playwrights will receive a full-length production with a standard Dramatist Guild of America playwriting contract (Not a membership, but the playwright will earn a percentage of each ticket sold).

Enigmatic Society Productions is an LGBT theater company that is focused on the development of new LGBT-themed scripts and re-imaging classic plays and musicals.

Deadline is December 1st, 2019. No submission fee. Open to all playwrights.

Submission Rules and Process:

  • Scripts must be in standard playscript format
  • Scripts submitted must be in PDF format
  • Cover page to include play synopsis, character breakdown, playwright's bio and production history
  • playwrights may submit more than one play
  • Scripts must be received by December 1st, 2019
  • Scripts must be LGBTQIA+ themed
  • Selected playwrights will be notified February 1st, 2020 and contracts will be sent out March 1st, 2020 - via email

Company: Enigmatic Society Productions
Instagram: enigmaticsocietyproductions

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Festival @ First 11: Call for Scripts

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Theatre@First seeks scripts for an evening of short plays to be performed in Somerville (MA) over two weekends in August 2020. Our reading committee will be looking for quality plays by new or established playwrights that will draw the broadest possible audience while creating a vibrant evening of theatre. Please read this entire announcement carefully to make sure that your submission adheres to our rules and guidelines.

The festival’s theme is "Myths & Legends," which can be interpreted in many different ways at each playwright’s discretion. We are hoping to see a broad and diverse set of submissions in our inbox over the next few months! Please consider this theme in the spirit of folklore, legends, fables, and ancient myths – remember, myths come from all cultures, not just the Greeks! We encourage you to explore other cultures and mythologies in your writing.

The selection committee will be looking to assemble a cohesive but diverse set of eight plays for our production. Each chosen play will have its own director and cast. All casting will be done through general auditions next June. Playwrights will not be considered for our reading committee but are welcome to apply to direct or audition if they so desire.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020. This will be strictly upheld.

Submission Criteria
  • Plays should be 10 minutes long (or less).
  • Cast size should be 2–5 actors. Shows with larger casts and one-actor plays will not be considered.
  • Theatre@First embraces diversity. Writers are encouraged to include roles for actors across a wide spectrum of race, gender expression, religion, age, body type, and ability.
  • No improvisational or straight dance pieces will be considered.
  • New and previously performed plays are welcome.
  • Published plays are permitted, provided you hold the rights to your work.
  • Plays must be royalty-free as payment will not be offered for the purchase of rights. Theatre@First was founded to provide affordable theatre to our community and to offer an artistic venue to community members wishing to volunteer their skills and talents. Playwrights will receive two free tickets to any performance.
  • Our Festival will be performed on a simple stage with minimum prop and set requirements and a repertory lighting plot. Scripts with significant technical demands may be rejected on that basis.
  • Submissions are limited to two per person. Please send each script in a separate email.
  • Scripts will be read blindly by our committee to ensure fair considerations for all playwrights. Please submit a copy of your play without your name on it.

How to Submit Your Play
Two ways to submit:

  • Fill out this Google Form. You will need a Google login, and you can upload your script to the form when you fill it out.
  • Copy-and-paste the following information into an email and send your answers to festival@theatreatfirst.org along with a copy of your script.

Do not include your name or contact information on the script itself. Scripts and playwrights will be tracked by the Festival Director and read anonymously by the selection committee.

Free theater: SWEET DADDY reading in Little Rock Arkansas

Black Girlz Productions presents
Sweet Daddy
by Shaneisha Dodson
The reading will start promptly at 4:00 pm and is open to the public.
The event will occur 12/28
at the Robert's Library located at
401 President Clinton Ave., Little Rock, AR 72201.

To register, visit sweetdaddy.eventbrite.com.

Follow us on twitter and Instagram @blkgirlz12
www.blackgirlzproductions.com

LaBute New Theater Festival 2020

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Submissions will be accepted October 1 through December 31, 2019

Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18′ x 18′ stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.

Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes. Up to Eight plays will be chosen. In addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival.

Submissions should be sent to:
LaBute New Theater Festival,
St. Louis Actors’ Studio,
360 N Boyle Ave,
St. Louis, MO 63108

For more information: 314-458-2978 or help@stlas.org

Monday, November 11, 2019

Free theater: THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS ~ Worcester MA

THE SECRET LIFE OF PLANTS
written and directed by Noah Mailloux

December 5 - 7 at 7:30 PM
December 7 - 8 at 2:30 PM
Reserve Tickets at 508-793-3536
The Pit - O'Kane Hall 37
Free Admission - reservations recommended
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA

Rosie Gardner and her best friend Paul Nelson live a simple life as roommates in Rosie’s childhood home in Queens, New York. After the death of her father and her unexpected inheritance of a high sum, stability seemed just over the New York skyline for Rosie, until the cost of living in New York began to add up. Six years later, running out of money and relying on Paul’s failing acting career for income, Rosie’s estranged brother, Moss, shows up at the front door looking for a place to live. However, emotional baggage isn’t the only thing Moss is packing as his housewarming gift, a commonplace house plant is revealed to be a hidden compartment for ten thousand dollars. Drugs? Robbery? Murder? What’s Moss been up to for the past six years? As a family drama unfolds at home, new neighbor Jules and on-and-off handyman Devin become smitten with members of the Gardner-Nelson household, complicating an already thorny situation.


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M. T. Pockets 7th Annual One-Act Play Contest

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 Winning entries will run in February 2020 One Act Fringe Festival

Deadline for submissions. November 30, 2019

​All entries MUST be submitted online.

December 21
Winning submissions announced

December TBA
Auditions for all productions and casting

December TBA
Cast Lists Posted

February 2020 - Specific Production Dates TBA Soon!

RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • Limit TWO entries per playwright.
  • Each entry must:
  • be unpublished, with 3 or less productions (excluding readings, self-productions and/or contest productions);
  • require two to four (2 to 4) characters
  • be no more than 10 minutes in running time
  • require minimal props and costumes
  • excluding the title and cast pages, be no more than 
  • ten (10)pages long


JUDGING PROCESS

  • Six to eight finalists will be chosen for production in our annual One Act Fringe Festival to be held in February (dates to be announced).
  • Winning playwrights agree to permit ​M. T. Pockets Theatre to produce their play without compensation. Authors will retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.
  • Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the favorite one act play at the festival.

Gulfshore Playhouse Eighth Annual New Works Festival

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WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT GULFSHORE HAS REACHED THEIR SCRIPT SUBMISSION LIMIT.

Gulfshore Playhouse announces a call for submissions  for their Eighth Annual New Works Festival to take place in September 14th through 20th, 2020. The New Works Festival will bring together four playwrights and a team of professional actors and directors for a week-long festival. The festival focuses on developing each selected play throughout the week and culminates in a staged reading for an audience.
Starting at 1 PM EST on Monday, November 4, Gulfshore Playhouse will accept the first 150 submissions from playwrights and agents.

Those interested should submit digital copies of plays that have not had a full production to submissions@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Submissions sent prior to 1 PM EST on November 4 will not be considered.

At this time, Gulfshore Playhouse is not accepting musical submissions, asks that all submitted plays are full-length, and will only consider works that have not previously had a full production.

The New Works Festival finalists are chosen through a blind submission process. Submissions should be sent with two files: a cover page with name and contact information and the script with no playwright information. All submissions should be in PDF format. Scripts not sent in the requested format will not be considered until they are re-submitted in the correct format.

Semifinalists for the Eighth Annual New Works Festival will be announced in the summer of 2020. Semifinalists will be contacted regarding their availability and willingness to participate in the festival which will factor into the selection of the finalists. The winners will be announced shortly thereafter in the summer of 2020.

Each winner will receive a $500 honorarium as well as airfare and lodging for the duration of the festival. 

If you have questions please contact Audrey Zielenbach (azielenbach@gulfshoreplayhouse.org). 

The Premiere Play Festival 2020

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Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre professionals who we think will respond to their work, in hopes that plays developed at Premiere will go on to subsequent productions. We offer Play Festival winners the option to retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their plays. Additionally, Premiere’s productions are consistently reviewed, scouted by major publishing houses, and honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.

Submissions due DEC 1 2019
   
Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2019 through December 1, 2019. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in March 2020.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2020 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines

All plays must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2020.
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see the 2020 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF to:  premierestages.submittable.com/submit. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival 2020

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OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival seeks new plays for 2020. If you live in or hail from Orange County, CA, please submit a script for consideration.

Our script submission deadline is December 1. 

For 2020, we will be considering one-act and full-length musicals as well as one-act and full-length plays. Our next festival is scheduled for August 20-30, 2020 at Chapman University in Orange. Each play chosen will receive five performances during the festival.

We fully produce new plays. We do so featuring actors and directors from the greater LA/OC area and Chapman University students. In past years, we have produced works by SoCal dramatists such as Erica Bennett, Megan Breen, Diana Burbano, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Joni Ravenna, Lojo Simon and many others. The OC WEEKLY has honored us with recognition as Orange County's "Best New Play Festival" and The Dramatist calls OC-centric “a major theatrical event for local playwrights.”

Script submission details:
* Deadline: Sunday, December 1. Submissions received after December 1 will not be considered.
* As always, there is no submission fee.
* Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format. In your email message, let us know a little about your connection to Orange County, CA. (The criteria for eligibility: you must either have grown up in Orange County, or you currently live in Orange County at least 6 months of the year. In the case of a musical, at least one of the collaborators must meet this eligibility test.)
* Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Previously produced work OK.
> A full-length play = a play that runs 60 minutes or longer.
> A one-act play = a play that runs less than 60 minutes. (We are particularly interested in longer one-acts that run 30-60 minutes.)
* The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).
* If you are submitting a musical, please send us MP3/WAV files of at least 2 of the songs, or include links to online performances of songs from the work.
* Please do not submit a script that you have submitted to us in the past two years, unless it has been heavily revised or reimagined.

Please note:
* These plays will be produced in the O.L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre, a black box space with playing area of about 20' x 25'. So the straight play or musical you submit should require no more than 12 actors and be producible in a black box with minimal wing space.
* If you have a play or musical with a largely female cast, we encourage you to submit it to us.
* No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
* Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.

Any questions may be directed to occentric@gmail.com. Information about past OC-centric festivals is at our website ... www.oc-centric.com

We look forward to reading your work!

Sincerely,
Tamiko Washington, Artistic Director
Eric Eberwein, Associate Artistic Director

Kernodle New Play Award

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The University of Arkansas Department of Theatre administers the Kernodle New Play Award, a national playwriting competition named for George R. Kernodle, beloved U of A theatre professor and author of "Invitation to the Theatre". The award recognizes full-length plays that invite the audience’s imagination and are inherently theatrical.  Visit our website to Learn More about the Kernodle New Play Award.

2019-20 Kernodle Submission Information

All playwrights must fill out our Online Submission Form below during our submission window, November 1 through December 16, 2018. Plays submitted before November 1, 2019 will not be considered.

Additionally, please understand, due to staffing levels (and a desire to keep unsolicited submissions free), we can only accept the first 100 unsolicited submissions received in 2019-2020. We will post on our website when we have hit our limit.*  We will review our unsolicited submission policy again after this year.                              

*Playwrights whose work has been directly solicited, agent submissions, and playwrights who currently reside in, or are originally from, Arkansas are welcome to apply until the Dec. 16, 2019 deadline.

For all submissions, please follow the process below, and when filling out our online form.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Complete the Online Submission Form 
  • 10-page sample from the script you are submitting 
  • A brief synopsis and history of the script 
  • Author Bio
  • Full-length manuscript (70+ minutes)
  • All documents should be in PDF format and uploaded to our Application Portal. We can no longer accept mailed or emailed manuscripts.
  • Plays submitted in previous years will not be accepted.
  • Plays must be unpublished and cannot have been professionally produced (previous workshop OK). No plays for young audiences or musicals please.  Adaptations considered only if rights are clearly secured or source material is in public domain.
  • One submission per writer.
  • Please allow 3-6 months response.
  • Submission Fee:  None.


Deadline:  Submissions must arrive between November 1 and December 16, 2019.

Announcement of Awards:  April/May 2019

If you have any questions, please contact us at kernodle@uark.edu or (479) 575-2953.

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Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

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

The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2020 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals. Amas, which is administering the award, was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda’s World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three.

Submissions open Tuesday September 17, 2019 and will close on Friday November 29, 2019. All submissions must be sent through an online application. The link may be found on our website.
Only one submission per playwright/librettists will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced at Amas Musical Theatre's 51st Anniversary Benefit Event on March 30, 2020. Amas Musical Theatre will not ask for any fees for entry or for any fiduciary involvement from the playwright/librettists at any point of the process.

Submission Requirements:

The musical must:
·         Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
·         Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
·         Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
·         Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
·         Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
·         Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.
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What to submit
All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.
1.       Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project
2.       History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)
3.       Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)
4.       Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)
5.       Proof of rights (if applicable)
6.       Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)
7.       PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available

Guidelines for Materials
All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.
PROOF OF RIGHTS
If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.
FULL SCRIPT
The full script must include:
1.       Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)
2.       Character breakdown (maximum one page)
3.       The complete script with page numbers
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For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.
Demo Tracks
·         The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.
·         Demo tracks should:
1.       Include at least one song from the first 25 pages
2.       Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment
3.       Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles
4.       Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs
For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.

The Selection Process
Scripts will be read and evaluated through a blind submission process by Amas Musical Theatre’s literary team. A group of finalist plays will be read and evaluated by a selection committee, comprised of distinguished artists and playwrights, using a blind evaluation process. Committee members will not be given any additional information beyond the title of the show, the script and the demo tracks.
Any personal information you provide in the application is seen by the Amas Musical Theatre staff only, not the selection committee. Our process is based on the quality of the work submitted.

Round 1 (September-December)
1. Our literary team reads the first 25 pages of the book and listens to the demo for any track related to these pages.
2. The team fills out evaluations for each show, which determine the submissions that continue to Round 2.
3. If selected as a finalist, the show’s application primary contact is notified via email.
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Round 2 (January-March)
1.  The selection committee reads the scripts in full and listens to all demo tracks submitted.
2.  Committee members discuss the finalists to determine which one is best suited for the award.
3.  The winner will be announced at the Amas Musical Theatre's 51st Anniversary Benefit Event in April 2020.
4.  The application’s primary contact is notified and a development schedule is created with the winner.

We will not be able to provide feedback regarding why a particular piece was or was not selected.
The Winner

  • Will receive $2,000 to help pay for cost-of-living expenses.
  • Will receive development assistance in the 2020 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre.
  • Will have the selected show rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production.
  • Must be present in New York City for the development process.
  • Must give the right of first refusal for a world premiere of the selected show that will expire 90 days after Amas Musical Theatre presents the Lab production.


Check us out on social media!
Facebook: @AmasMusicalTheatre
Instagram: @amasmusicaltheatre
Twitter: @AmasMusicalThtr

Website: amasmusical.org

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Berkeley 2020 Summer Residency

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We invite artists to apply with projects that would benefit from a residency in Berkeley for 1–4 weeks. Berkeley Rep will provide transportation, housing, rehearsal space, basic technical support, and a modest stipend. Applicants must be available for residency between June 16–July 12, 2020. Previous applicants may reapply. There is no limit on the number of projects an artist may apply with. We do accept applications from international artists.

Projects may be anywhere along their development path: from an idea without anything on paper yet, to a complete draft of a text. Whether you are a writer simply needing a room in which to write or an ensemble wanting intensive rehearsal time, we encourage you to apply. Artists from other disciplines interested in creating theatre pieces are also very welcome. If your project is ready for a small audience, we are happy to provide that, but there is no requirement for any kind of culminating event. Past participants have held events that were open to the public, no final presentation at all, small closed readings, and everything in between.

This is a developmental residency. Projects looking for a full production are not eligible. If you are applying for an adaptation, please have the underlying rights already secured. We do not accept scripts along with application forms. If a proposed project makes it to the second round, we will then request a work sample, which may include whatever is already written, if applicable.

To apply

Have a look at our frequently asked questions before writing your application.

Complete the application form.

We suggest you download and complete the application as a Word document and then cut/paste your answers into the application form. Please note: the online form does not allow you to save the application midway through and you must hit the “submit” button at the bottom to finalize the form submission process.
For your application to be considered complete, we ask that you submit PDFs of your résumé and the résumés of any key collaborators separately (the online form will prompt you to do this). Please title these “First Name Surname Project Title.pdf.”

All applications and corresponding résumés are due by 11:59pm on November 18, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2020.

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Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Please do not submit any materials beyond those required in the application.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Please do not call or email Berkeley Repertory Theatre to check the status of your application.
Questions? Please peruse our frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered there, please email groundfloor@berkeleyrep.org.

14th St Y co-productions wanted

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Submissions for the Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2020–2021 Season of Humor are now open through midnight on November 15, 2019.

For questions, please contact Rebecca Miller, Theater Manager, at RMiller@14streety.org.

About the Theater at the 14th Street Y

In 2017, the Theater lowered our weekly rental by 40%, selecting productions through a submission process. The theater provides a highly reduced rental rate and an agreement that includes subsidized space, marketing consultation and support, technical support, administrative support, a fully staffed box office, and production consultation.

All productions are co-presented by the 14th Street Y and must go through a submission process before being curated into our season.  We are seeking projects with producing companies attached as we are a co-presenter.

For our Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Season, the Theater at the 14th Street Y is featuring producers in the mediums of Theater, Dance, Film, Music, and Festivals to submit ideas for co-presentations that revolve around the theme of HUMOR.  Projects that explore anything from farce to dark humor are welcomed. Pieces that have elements of social awareness and challenges or speak to the diverse East Village community are highly encouraged to apply.

For 2020 – 2021 productions that are a part of the curated season, rental charges will be $2000/week for exclusive use of the space, and $1000/week if the production runs in rep. Season partners receive 70% of ticket revenue, while the Theater at the 14th Street Y retains 30% of ticket revenue, plus all fees.

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https://www.14streety.org/nowplaying/artistsubmissions/

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