We never post calls for submissions that require a submission fee. LEARN MORE HERE.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

East West Players now accepting unsolicited manuscripts

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Play Submission Guidelines

Thank you for your interest in submitting your script to East West Players.

Please note that our mission focuses on the Asian Pacific experience, and the majority of the new works we workshop and produce revolve around Asian and Asian American characters and/or themes. We are interested in both plays and musicals. Works need not be “issue-oriented,” in that race/immigrant issues can be an unspoken component in the work.

We are particularly interested in new comedies, musicals, and works that unearth the history of Asians in America.

Writers are strongly encouraged to browse through our production history, which can be found here, to see what kinds of plays we’ve produced in the past and who our audience is.

Manuscripts are now being accepted via email. Scripts should be emailed to literary@eastwestplayers.org. Emailed versions of scripts are preferred.

Scripts should be submitted in a PDF format and must include the following:

1. A cover sheet, including your name, address, telephone number, website, and email address
2. A theatrical resume (two pages max) listing major productions, workshops, readings, commissions, publications, awards, education, and training information
3. A 100-word max synopsis of the play

Our Literary Committee will read all scripts we deem to be in line with the mission of the theater. Due to the large volume of submissions, we will only reach out to playwrights whose work we are interested in.

If you have questions as to whether your work might be suitable for our theater, or if you are a playwright with multiple works and not sure what to submit, email literary@eastwestplayers.org for assistance.

2019-20 Woodward/Newman Drama Award

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The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. 


BPP is now accepting submissions for the 2019-20 Woodward/Newman Drama Award.

Submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2019. 

The winner will be announced in May/June 2019.

"Full-length" plays will have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission. Plays that have received developmental readings, workshop productions, or productions at small theatre companies are acceptable. No scripts with previous productions at major regional theaters will be accepted. Once entered, subsequent activity does not change the acceptability of the script.
Each submission must include a synopsis (1 page or less) including the cast size. A separate page should include a brief bio of the playwright, and production/development history if applicable.


Each submission must include a cover letter with contact information and a $10.00 reader fee. Agent submissions require no fee. The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. The BPP only accepts U.S. checks or money orders (Make check payable to "BPP"). No international checks or money orders will be accepted.


It is preferable for musicals to include a demo CD. The complete score is not necessary but may be included. All plays are read by BPP's literary personnel led by and including the Literary Manager and Artistic Director.

We do not accept e-mail submissions. Scripts will not be returned. Blind submissions are not necessary. Please include all contact information. Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.

The BPP reserves the right not to name a winner and/or name a winner but not commit to a reading or production.
Send to:
Bloomington Playwrights Project
107 W. 9th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

For further information, write BPP, Attn: Literary Manager, 107 W. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404. For faster replies, please e-mail us at literarymanager@newplays.org

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

East Valley Children’s Theatre (EVCT) is searching for aspiring playwrights

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East Valley Children’s Theatre is searching for aspiring playwrights to become a part of the theatre’s future seasons of performances. Contest rules and prizes are listed below.

  • All plays must be submitted to East Valley Children’s Theatre no later than March 1, 2019.
  • Playwrights must include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number and email address
  • Plays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. (Plays with small casts are not as likely to be chosen for performance; casts of 15 or more are preferred)
  • Plays must be 60-90 minutes in length. Shorter plays may be submitted but will not be considered for a seasonal theatrical production.
  • Plays and musicals must not have been previously performed. They must be original and unpublished.
  • Musicals must include a copy of the music in either manuscript or audio recording format.
  • Playwrights are not required to pay an entry fee.

* The first place entry will receive a $500 cash prize, a stipend for travel, and will be produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in its upcoming season, if it meets all the criteria for performance. Second and third place winners will be announced and recognized.

• Winner will be announced in April 2019.

Send entries to:
East Valley Children’s Theatre
P.O. Box 20514
Mesa, AZ 85277-0514
Or email them to: Karen@evct.org
For more information or questions call EVCT at 480-756-3828.

Shawnee Original Playwrights Series seeks one-act and full-length plays

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***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works!

Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.

Beginning with the 2017 season, works  produced previously at any theatrical venue are no longer eligible for consideration.

Original Play Submission Requirements

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2020 productions. Plays will be read over the summer of 2019 and the winners will be produced in 2020.

Deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.   

Short Plays Should Include:
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

Full Length Plays Should Include:
  • The Full Play  
  • A 30 Minute selection. This a something that could be presented as a representation of your work to our voting committee.
  • Stage directions
  • Synopsis
  • Anything additional you would like the audience to be aware of
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

Submissions must be accompanied by a submission fee and the Shawnee Playwrights Series Form.

Submission Fees are as follows
$25 for Full Length
$15 for One Act/Short Play

***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Click Here For Submission Form

Paper submissions may be mailed to:
Shawnee Original Playwrights Series
The Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware,  PA  18356

Shawnee places no limits on the genre, style, or length of plays submitted.
Production of Winning Play

Responsibility for final production of the play lies solely with Worthington Players.  The director will be chosen by the Executive staff of the Shawnee Playhouse.   No monetary prize or compensation is paid.

Each year, Worthington Players produces original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.

Monday, January 14, 2019

PlayFest 2019 New Play Submissions

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PlayFest 2019 will present readings of seven new plays during two weekends at the beginning of November 2019 in the Margeson Theater at Orlando Shakes. Each reading receives about 20 hours of rehearsal time with professional actors, director and a public reading–all with the playwright in attendance.

The seven plays will be selected from solicited and unsolicited scripts. We welcome submissions from agents and from PlayFest alumni as well as ten-page samples from unsolicited writers. If you are interested in submitting a play, please read the following guidelines carefully.

WHAT TYPES OF PLAYS ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We generally look for scripts with cast sizes of 1–8. We are especially interested in scripts that speak to the issues that our audiences are experiencing right now. Past PlayFest plays have dealt with issues of racism, autism, gender, Alzheimer’s, immigration, etc., sometimes set in contemporary times and sometime set in an historical context. Our Shakespeare and classical productions deal with “timeless issues” and we like for our new plays to deal with modern “issues of our times.” We seek plays of various genres by diverse writers with diverse characters.

“NEW PLAY” ELIGIBILITY
For a script to be eligible for inclusion in PlayFest 2019, a play does NOT have to be a world premiere, but it must be a “new” play. For our purposes, that means:


  • The play CANNOT have had more than two previous professional (AEA) productions before PlayFest 2019.
  • The play CANNOT have been published.
  • The play CANNOT have had an AEA production in New York City or Orlando.
  • Most importantly, the author must still be developing and working on the script. They must be available to join us in Orlando for one of the two PlayFest weeks.

TEN-PAGE SAMPLE OF UNSOLICITED PLAY:
If you are a playwright with no prior working relationship with Orlando Shakes and no agent, then you should submit a TEN-PAGE SAMPLE. (Do NOT send the full play but pick ten pages to submit along with the rest of the packet.) See below.

Please send to Submissions@orlandoshakes.org between January 5 and January 19, 2019. Please note: Due to overwhelming interest, we will cap unsolicited submissions at the first 100 received.

  • A brief bio about you (100-150 words)
  • A brief synopsis of the play (100-200 words)
  • A brief character breakdown (1-2 sentences that describe each character)
  • 10 pages from the script
  • You will receive a return email when your submission has been catalogued.
  • We plan to request full-length scripts from these samples by March 1, 2019.
  • Please send us your BEST consecutive ten pages, not necessarily the first ten. We want to be able to get a strong sense of your use of language and dialogue to tell your story. We do not have the staff necessary to read full unsolicited scripts, but we are excited to read your best 10 pages and will consider asking for your full script.

All submissions should be emailed as PDF electronic submissions. Please send to: Submissions@orlandoshakes.org.
SOLICITED PLAYS or PLAYS FROM PLAYFEST ALUMNI OR AGENTS:
If you have an agent, please have your agent send a query or one script to Submissions@orlandoshakes.org.

If you are a PlayFest alumni or have another working relationship with Orlando Shakes, then please send your play to Submissions@orlandoshakes.org.

Please send only one play per author. If you are debating which play to send, please read “What Types of Plays We Are Looking For?” above or send a query to Submissions@orlandoshakes.org.

Please send by February 1 (sooner is better):

A brief bio about writer
A two-three sentence synopsis of play
A basic character breakdown
An electronic copy of the play
Our goal is to select 15–20 semi-finalists by March 20, 2019 and the seven PlayFest 2019 Finalist scripts by May 1, 2019.

Playwrights’ Revolution 2019

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Every summer Capital Stage presents professional staged readings of new works through our new works festival PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. We seek submissions for new plays from December 1 – February 28.

Playwrights and Agents wishing to submit work should refer to our submission deadlines and criteria below.

Please note: Only submissions that follow the steps below will be accepted.

As Sacramento’s leader of bold, thought-provoking theatre, Capital Stage created the PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION. This series of staged readings seeks to identify and develop exciting new plays and playwrights. These new works are brought to theatrical life through a series of staged readings performed by professional actors in Capital Stage’s intimate theatre. Capital Stage invites audiences to take part in the new play development process by attending readings and participating in post-reading discussion.

Qualifications

Capital Stage is particularly interested in plays that fulfill our mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to the region. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, etc. Musicals, translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are still eligible. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.

The Selection Process

Capital Stage’s competitive selection process consists of two rounds of selection. The first 350 play excerpts submitted during the first round are reviewed. Then, selected playwrights are asked to provide a full manuscript of their play. Finally, Capital Stage invites 4 to 6 playwrights to have their work included in PLAYWRIGHTS’ REVOLUTION.

Preference will be given to those plays that are aligned with Capital Stage’s mission to bring bold, thought-provoking work to our community.

How to Apply

Step 1. Complete the online submission form to provide Capital Stage with information about the playwright and the play.

Step 2. Email your script sample to literarymanager@capstage.org. In order to be accepted, your script sample must be submitted as a single PDF file that meets the following requirements.

File name must be “Author Last Name_Title of Play”
The first page(s) of the file must include: Title of play, character breakdown and descriptions, synopsis of the play
The following pages must be a 10-page sample of the play
DO NOT include the full name of the author on any pages
Please note: Agents submitting on behalf of a playwright may submit full-length manuscripts following these same instructions.

Some recommendations from our literary manager: Make sure that your synopsis sets the reader up to understand what is going on in your sample. Remember that the reader only has this synopsis and the ten pages that you provide to get to know your work, and that is difficult to do if they are confused about the plot. Also, make sure you are submitting the best ten pages of your work! The sample does not need to be the first ten pages of the play; you should select whichever 10-page section you think presents the best argument for why we should want to read the whole thing.

2019 Deadline: Submissions will be accepted only from December 1, 2018 – February 28, 2019. Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit. Only the first 350 submissions will be accepted.

Thank you for your interest!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

14th Annual One Act Play Festival (OAPF)

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Presented by Artists’ Exchange
July 11-27, 2019

Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.

Seeking Short Plays: Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children thru seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island from July 11-27, 2019

Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Friday, April 12, 2019. Any plays received or postmarked past April 12th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by the end of May. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit with no performance/royalty fees.

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

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

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

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

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

ICRL Playwriting Competition

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Have you ever felt something calling you forward: a purpose towards which you are striving, something you were meant to achieve or become?  Did you know that the same principles of physics that describe causality have a second solution, one that describes how the present is influenced by future purposes just as it is influenced by past causes?

In 2015, the ICRL Press published a book by Ulisse Di Corpo and Antonella Vaninni that describes the phenomenon of syntropy, the complementary principle to entropy.  We at the International Consciousness Research Laboratories (ICRL) regard this book, “Syntropy: The Spirit of Love”, as a vital resource for raising awareness of the phenomenon, and are seeking to expand our efforts into the performing arts.

We invite you to submit a script to the inaugural run of the “ICRL Playwriting Competition.” For this event, we are soliciting one-act scripts that can help raise awareness of the principle of syntropy, and its role in human experience.

Of the submissions, three scripts will be selected for monetary awards of $50 (third place), $100 (second place), and $200 (first place).  Depending on quality and suitability, the first place winner may be contracted to write a full-length play on the subject.

Also, if there are a sufficient number of quality submissions that are well-aligned with the message of “Syntropy: The Spirit of Love,” ICRL will select (approximately) five additional winners to create a one-acts production to be performed at a theater in the greater Baltimore region.

Competition Rules:

  • Scripts will be assessed based primarily on their ability to raise awareness of the principle of syntropy as described in Di Corpo’s and Vaninni’s book. This means the script should: a) clearly relate to and illustrate this topic; and b) do so in a way that will capture and retain an audience’s attention and interest.
  • Additional information about the book can be found here: http://icrl.org/icrl-press-2/syntropy-2/
  • Plays should be approximately 10-15 minutes in duration.
  • Aside from the above-mentioned focus on syntropy, there are no limitations on genre or style.
  • Each playwright may submit up to two scripts.
  • There is no entry fee to submit scripts.
  • While there aren’t strict formatting requirements, scripts that are difficult to read will be viewed less favorably (i.e. don’t hurt your chances by making your work difficult to follow).
  • Submissions will be judged blind, so scripts must not contain the playwright’s name or other identifying information.
  • Scripts are to be submitted electronically, as pdf files only, to submissions@icrl.org no later than 11:59 pm (east coast, GMT-5) on March 30, 2019. In the submission email, please include the playwright’s name, mailing address, email address, and the title of the script(s) being submitted.
  • We are aiming to announce the winners of the competition in early July, although the specific timetable will depend on the number of submissions received.
  • First, second, and third place awards of $50, $100, and $200 are guaranteed. The contracting of a full-length script from the first-place winner, as well as the determination of whether to produce a one-acts show with a Baltimore theater, is at the discretion of ICRL based on suitability of the submitted scripts.

Next Act! seeks full-length plays

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Next Act!, now in its eighth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend-long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. Next Act! New Play Summit 8 will take place June 7-10, 2019 and will feature readings of four never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

theREP is looking for scripts that use theatre to address injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard on stage, in the workplace, the Capital Region and beyond. Scripts that engage art and social justice.
  • Accepting full length plays only.
  • (No Musicals.)
  • Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.
  • Comedy and Drama welcome!

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible plays cannot have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.)

Plays previously submitted to Next Act will not be considered.

Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Time Frame: January 1 – January 31, 2019
Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Monday, January 31, 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT

Playwrights should submit all materials in one document, either a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file, via email attachment. This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first 10 pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play. Submission documents must be void of playwright’s name and contact information.

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted.

Email your submission to nextact@capitalrep.org with 2019 SUBMISSION in the subject line. (There is a spam filter on this email account to protect it from hackers – it is called spamarrest. First time users please prove that you are human by following the link to ensure your submissions delivery.

A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.

Electronic submissions only.

PLAYS SELECTED:

Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified in May 2019

Four plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual summit, which will take place June 7-10, 2019.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ain't I a Woman Playfest

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Play must be an original, unpublished and unproduced piece written by a Woman-of-color  playwright (female-identified, transsexual, transgender, or gender-queer encouraged to apply).
Maximum Length: 10-12 pages not including title page. Play should run in the 10-15 minute range.
Submissions should require minimum set, costume and technical needs.
Submissions should have a title page with the following information:
                                       
*Playwright's name
*Mailing Address
*Phone Number
*Email Address​

Submission must be submitted as a PDF to aintiwomanfest@gmail.com by January 31, 2019 .
Email header should read: SUBMISSION: AIN'T I. YOUR NAME. TITLE OF PLAY      

London Theatre Podcast seeks monologues

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Playwrights, we’re looking for new writing to be performed as part of our 2019 season for The London Theatre Podcast! One minute monologues centred around the theme of: New Year, same me.

The selected piece will be performed and broadcast during an upcoming episode in January 2019. 

Email your submission by Sunday 13th January to thelondontheatrepodcast@gmail.com Best of luck & happy new year!

Elephant Room Productions (Philly/NYC) seeking ten playwrights

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We here at Elephant Room Productions (Philly/NYC), are currently seeking ten playwrights to submit 10-20 minute plays concerning the opioid crisis (to be submitted no later than 1/15/2019).

These plays will be read and discussed in our Elephant Ears Reading Series readings, produced as audio plays in our podcast, The Trumpet, and then be produced as staged-readings in an evening-of-readings performance in October to support National Substance Abuse Prevention Month and Red Ribbon Week. A generous portion of proceeds from this production will be donated to a related organization to help end the opioid crisis.

If you or someone you know would like to submit a piece, please do so by sending it to TheHerd@elephantroomproductions.com

Feel free to message us for more details!

Union Theater seeks short plays

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The team that brought you Shorts @ The Canal 1 & 2, Shorts @ The Union, The Twilight Hour season 1 & 2 and with Love Shots currently in production are inviting all writers to submit a play no longer than 20-minutes for their next show.

Plays selected will be performed for a week at the Union Theatre, Off-West End award winning theatre in Southwark.

Dates 9th– 13th April

Things to bear in mind:
  • One play per writer
  • No character limit
  • Minimal set
  • Up to 20-minutes stand-alone play
Please send your short play to:
shortsatthecanal@gmail.com

Header: Union Theatre
Deadline: 13th January

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.

Broadway Bound Theater Festival

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The application fee does not apply to members of the Dramatists Guild with proof of active membership.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59PM EST on Sunday, March 31, 2019. All submissions must be made through www.broadwayboundfestival.com/submit. Late applications, applications mailed via the postal serve, e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted – no exceptions will be made.

FINALIST INTERVIEWS: Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2019. Finalists will be interviewed by the Festival Director, via telephone/FaceTime/Skype.

PARTICIPANT INVITATION: Monday, April 8, 2019. Acceptance offers will be made on a rolling basis. Final acceptance offers will be made no later than Monday, April 8, 2019.

CONTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION FEE DUE: 12PM (Noon) EST on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. If invited to participate, your contract and non-refundable participation fee is due no later than 12PM (Noon) EST. If you miss this deadline, your spot will be offered to another finalist.

FESTIVAL PROPER: Techs Begin on Monday, July 29, 2019, between the hours of 9:30AM - 10:30PM.

Performances Run: Tuesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2PM, 5PM and 8PM

Applications cannot be revised once they have been submitted. Take time to review your script before submitting.

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Headwaters New Play Program

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UPDATE: their web site indicates they have met the 250 script limit.


What kind of plays are we looking for? The Headwaters program is the source of new plays of the West. However, our definition of West is extremely broad. It may include plays set in the current, historic, or mythic western United States; plays that reflect the diverse cultures and experiences of the West; plays that examine the American urban/rural divide; and plays that completely re-imagine what “West” means.

To be considered for the Headwaters New Play Festival, a play must never have had a professional production and the playwright must be available to attend the workshop week (typically in late August).

Since 2015’s festival, our goal has been to more accurately reflect the diversity of human experience by reserving one of our two slots for women and playwrights of color. We are seeking full-length plays, musicals, and plays with music, one submission per playwright.

Submissions close when 250 scripts are received or February 17, 2019, whichever comes first.

Submissions are currently: OPEN.

Plays must be submitted digitally in PDF format. Hard copies will not be considered. We accept one play per playwright, and please do not resubmit a play from a previous year. Responses will be sent out sometime in May 2019. CRT provides travel, a food stipend, and cozy accommodations for the two finalist playwrights. The scenic mountain beauty of this remote and quaint arts town will provide endless inspiration as you develop your work. Plays read at the festival will be considered for full production in CRT’s 2020 season.

Submission Form

Friday, January 11, 2019

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2018

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

Click here to download a PDF of the contest flyer 

Prize:

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

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

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

Adjudication:

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

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

Guidelines:

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

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

Deadline for entry Friday, April 13th, 2018. 

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

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

Submissions:

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

Jewish Plays Project 2019

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The Jewish Plays Project (David Winitsky, Artistic Director) is excited to announce the opening of Project Submissions for future Jewish Plays Project Seasons.

SUBMIT PLAY HERE

AN IMPORTANT NOTE: SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO ARTISTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, DENOMINATIONS, FAITHS, CREEDS, RELIGIONS and other IDEALS. We believe that Jewish identity and culture are specific manifestations of universal human cravings for spiritual, ethical, moral and worldly joy. “Matrilineal descent” is neither important nor necessary.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Starting in 2019, the Jewish Plays Project now accepts scripts for new Jewish plays and musicals on an open, rolling basis – there is no submission deadline. 

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Fill out the Project Application Form and attach a play to the form as a PDF. Your play must be submitted with your name and identifying information removed (all plays are reviewed blind). We do not charge a fee to submit (cause we kinda think submission fees are lame).

Submitted plays and musicals will be considered for:

Jewish Playwriting Contest: our national, community-powered search for the most exciting new Jewish plays;

Artist Shabbats: small-group, private sessions focused on one new play;

NYC Readings: public and industry presentations in prominent NYC venues of new plays and musicals that are ready for production;

OPEN: Festival of New Jewish Theater at the 14th Street Y: our ever-changing showcase of new work at our East Village NYC home.

Renegade Readings: rapid response readings for new plays in critical stages of development.

MUSICALS: The JPP does develop musicals (see our workshops of David Hein and Irene Sankoff’s Mitzvah and Deborah Yarchun’s And You Shall Be a Blessing). Submitted musicals must include links to recordings of at least 3 songs to be reviewed.

ELIGIBILITY: The following must be true of a submitted play or musical:

It contains significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.

It is not a Holocaust play (stories that deal directly with the history of the Shoah, its survivors and their children, or the World War II period more generally).

It does NOT fall into the beloved category of "ethnically stereotypical comedy" (No 'Yiddishemammeh" plays, no "My Afternoon With Bubbe", no "Jewlicious")

It is in English, or primarily in English – we love plays that play with language as a theatrical tool, and plays that explore the differences in language. It just needs to be primarily accessible by an English speaking audience.  (We welcome translations).

It is full length, meaning over 75 minutes in length.

It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region, or a major regional theater (LORT C or above).

The play has never been published in any form.

Fourth Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival

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Submissions for the Fourth Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (AMTF), to be held in the summer in Atlanta, are open. The deadline to submit new works is February 1, 2019. Selections will be announced in April 2019, at the annual selections announcement event (details forthcoming.)

Performances will be open to the artistic community, the public, and the press. Partner venues, along with Festival dates, will be announced shortly. Tickets to the Festival will go on sale in Spring 2019.

The inaugural Festival in 2016 was a huge success, and the Festival has grown in each subsequent year. In total, AMTF has showcased 11 brand new musicals, over 9 days, exposing more than 1,200 patrons to these new works. In just 3 years, AMTF has connected more than 250 artists and provided them with the resources they need to develop new musicals in Atlanta.

Requirements

10 minutes or more of music material from an UNPRODUCED full-length musical

Audio recordings required in Mp3 format

Basic recordings will be considered (iPhone, etc), but professional recordings are suggested

Completed script required in PDF format

·1-2 page synopsis of show in PDF format

·Headshots and Bios of Writing & Creative Team are suggested, as well as any other material that best represents your show

Upload all files to 1 Dropbox folder and send to Submissions@TheAMTF.com (Be sure to include contact information)


If selected, you will be responsible for:

o   Cast & Musicians (or professional accompaniment tracks)

o   Creative Team (Including Director, Music Director, Stage Manager)

o   Rehearsal Space & Time

o   Travel and Housing in Atlanta for Cast, Musicians, & Creative Team for 1 week in July or August (Dates TBA)

o   Producers Representative (to maintain contact with AMTF Production Manager and Executive Artistic Director)

o   Funding of your project, including (but not limited to) paying actors, designers, directors, musicians, as well as MINIMAL set, costumes and props. While we cover the cost of the venue, sound and lighting equipment, marketing and press, as well as other miscellaneous expenses, you are in charge of producing your show at the Festival.


If selected, you will receive:

o   1 guaranteed performance in a professional Atlanta theater (Dates TBA)

o   Marketing materials (including show graphic, show poster, promotional photos, production photos and Festival wide program) as well as access to press outlets, which may result in interviews, features, and reviews for your production

o   Access to professional sound & lighting equipment

o   Access to a professional light board operator and sound board operator

o   Professional archival recording

o   Industry feedback

Thursday, January 10, 2019

JetFest 2020

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Fee will be waived (with hard copy submissions only) for members of the Dramatists Guild and submissions by legitimate literary agents (not lawyers/attorneys/friends).

Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Jewish Ensemble Theatre.” Contact the theatre should you wish to pay by credit card.

For those submitting digitally – the $15 fee cannot be waived, and will be used to offset printing costs.  The fee may be mailed separately or processed by contacting the theatre.

ELIGIBILITY

JET encourages all playwrights over 18 to submit their work. JET's programming generally reflects issues of social conscience and human rights both in drama and comedy. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us at 248-788-2900.

Entry must be a full length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2020. Cast size of 10 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

ENTRIES ACCEPTED
Submissions will be accepted January 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM.
(checked by postmark or time stamp).

SCRIPTS
Submit a copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and resume. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

The acceptable electronic format is an Adobe PDF file.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt please attach a self addressed stamped postcard.

CONSENT
The playwright gives the Jewish Ensemble Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talk backs.

The finalists award the Jewish Ensemble Theatre the option to produce any of the finalist plays as part of its main stage season. Finalists must acknowledge the Jewish Ensemble Theatre if/when the script is published

AWARDS
Each of the four finalists will receive a $250 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are read by the entire committee who then select the finalists.

NOTIFICATION
Finalists will be notified no later than December 31, 2019.

SUBMIT TO
Mail:   JETheatre
            JETFest
    P. O. Box 252717
            West Bloomfield, MI  48325.

Email:
C.Bremer@jettheatre.org

QUESTIONS
Contact:
Christopher Bremer, Executive Director
248.788.2900

INDEMNIFICATION
The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Free Theater Event: Tea with Jackie

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Tea with Jackie: Page By Page, Being a Playwright in Philly, Getting Produced, and More

Our monthly online publication of PAGE BY PAGE offers a balance of creative and industry knowledge to support playwrights. However, sometimes, you just need to sit with someone in-person and ask questions in order to get the information that you need to take the next step in your career. This is that opportunity. Jackie (and possibly some of her Page By Page colleagues) will sit down with a group of playwrights and aspiring playwrights to answer their questions, share experiences, and toast the future of Philly playwrights. Only 12 seats per conversation to ensure that everyone has a chance to ask their questions and we have enough time to respond fully. Tea and cookies will be provided.

February 7th Special Guests: Jill Harrison (director, Directors Gathering), Michael Hollinger (playwright, The Foundry Co-Founder, Villanova University), Allison Heishman (director, producing artistic director, Simpatico Theatre), Alice Yorke (performer, co-director, Lightening Rod Special)

February 14th Special Guests: Maura Krause (director, producer, Azuka Theatre, Orbiter 3), Erlina Ortiz (playwright, producer, Power Street Theatre), Erin Washburn (literary manager, dramaturg, producer, InterAct), Kevin Glaccum (director, producing artistic director, Azuka), Alice Yorke (performer, co-director, Lightening Rod Special)

February 17th Special Guests: Josh Wilder (playwright), Doug Williams (playwright, producer, Orbiter 3), Meghann Williams (performer, producer, director, Flashpoint Theatre, Chlamydia dell'Arte: Sex-Ed Burlesque)

Address: 1010 Waverly St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Philly Theatre Week:
Thursday, February 7th - 1pm
Thursday, February 14th - 1pm
Sunday, February 17th - 1pm

Tickets: Free - RSVP

Discount tickets: PSYKIDZ: A New Musical


A CLASS ACT NY to Stage Concert Performance of 
Bobby Cronin’s 
PSYKIDZ: A New Musical


$25 discount with the code NYCPLAYWRIGHTS
which brings the ticket price down to $10. 
(This does not include the two-beverage minimum.)

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, will produce a concert presentation of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin on Sunday, January 20th at the historic Triad Theatre in Manhattan. The creative team includes producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman, director Lauren Cohn, and music director Sean Mayes.

The concert will star Broadway veterans Stacia Fernandez (The Drowsy Chaperone, Mamma Mia!) and Brian Charles Rooney (The Threepenny Opera), alongside A Class Act NY students Natalie Schroeder, Hannah Jane Peterson, Vanessa Antoinette Danese, Heather Batezel, Meilani Rea, Michael Kaplan-Nolan, Samantha Deutsch, Alex Vacchiano, William Tom, James Borrelli, Judith Ann DiMinni, Lee Rosenthal, Zoƫ Latanision, Maya Maloskey, Timothy Foley, Kylie Wu, Grace Wolfe, Xander Matik, and Reese Bruning.

A Class Act NY previously staged a reading of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical in August 2018. Upon its success, writer Bobby Cronin and producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman sought out larger venues to bring Cronin’s story to a wider audience. 

“What’s great about this show is how flexible it is, in terms of casting,” said producer Jessica R. Grosman. “This cast can be entirely comprised of adults playing children, like You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. It could be kids playing adults, like Really Rosie, or a combination of the two, like Matilda. Right now, we have two adults who are Broadway performers – plus A Class Act NY students, many of whom work professionally.”

After this concert, they hope to sponsor a full-scale production that will resonate with audiences of all ages. “You could produce this show anywhere,” said Grosman. “On a professional level, in schools, or community theatres.”

The score utilizes Cronin’s signature contemporary musical theatre style, which has established itself as the current industry trend. But as far as the plot goes, Cronin draws from tropes that defined the 1980s. Anyone who grew up in the age of E.T. may find themselves familiar with the timeless story of children empowering themselves.

This duality between the past and present was intentional on Cronin’s part, fueled by memories of his preteen years. “I remember being obsessed with The Goonies as a kid,” he says, “because they were misfits who went on adventures. I wanted to write about that kind of exploration, but I also wanted the show to feel very current.”

Magnolia Donovan is a pre-teen who "sees things" in her room, much to the dismay of her father, Leo, who believes she is seeking attention due to the recent break-up of her parents’ marriage. Along with Leo's mother, “Nana,” the family heads to an old inn in Vermont for a getaway where they encounter two families who have been chosen by world-renowned psychic-medium Skylar Quinn (Nana's favorite TV star) to get specialized on-site psychic training. After Nana convinces Skylar to let Magnolia join, the psychic kids develop their skills while helping a ghost family separated in the afterlife. Facing her demons head-on, Magnolia stands up for herself to exorcise the Shadow Man haunting her and the inn. Their success subsequently heals the conflicted relationships within their own families as the psychic kids each become more confident and accepting of their special abilities.

Bobby Cronin is the award-winning composer/lyricist of: Mary and Max (World Premiere at Theatre Calgary fall 2018, Pace New Musicals winner 2017/2018, MUT Critic’s Prize Germany 2018, and 2017 finalist for SigWorks, DC); The Concrete Jungle (London, International Cast Recording); 'Til Death Do Us Part with bookwriter Caroline Prugh (winner 2018 SDSU New Works Award); Daybreak (US & London, NJ Playwrights Award); and book, music & lyrics for Psykidz (A Class Act NY commission)and the music for Christine Toy Johnson’s Till Soon, Anne. He was part of "From Broadway with Love" concert at for Florida's Stoneman Douglas School, is on the album "So Much To Say: Songs for Everytown,” and his first album, "Reach The Sky," is on all digital platforms. Graduate of Yale University. You can find him on the web at www.BobbyCronin.com.

PSYKIDZ is about accepting yourself for who you are,” says Cronin. “In theatre, we’re lucky because we celebrate our differences. I’m trying to inspire that feeling in anyone who sees the show. I’m hoping it motivates families to communicate with each other.”

Tickets are available now at http://bit.ly/PyskidzTix

Call A Class Act NY at 212.315.3010 or visit their website at www.AClassActNY.com for information about future productions, weekly classes, workshops, agent showcases, cabarets, summer programs, privates and more.

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Write Your Next First Draft this Spring 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 10-week class at Primary Stages ESPA will guide you through the development of your first draft.

Faculty and Start Dates
February 20: Section F with Suzanne Bradbeer (Writer, Confederates, Pulitzer-nominated The God Game)
February 24: Section D with Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)

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.

Teatru Manoel Education Programme seeks one-act plays

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Happy New Year one and all. We are looking for four new short plays to perform for the first time here in Malta.

Are you a writer with a play you want to see realised?

Want your work performed on an international platform?

Toi Toi, Teatru Manoel’s Education Programme are looking for four new, previously unperformed one act plays which will come together under the umbrella title Breaking the Rules

Submissions are open and playwrights are invited to interpret the umbrella title in any way they wish as Toi Toi develop a brand new platform created to showcase emerging and established theatrical talent both at home and abroad.

See your work staged by passionate up and coming professional theatre-makers, all of whom have worked with the Teatru Manoel Main Stage Crew, mounting theatre productions in one of Europe’s oldest working theatres.

CRITERIA

Pieces can be of any genre: comedy, drama, contemporary, period, but must take the form of a theatrical script with dialogue.

Across the four pieces we are looking at casting around twenty young performers
Characters within the piece can be of any gender but must be aged 15 – 30 years

Pieces must be complete as we will not be offering a writers-workshop or re-write period.

Pieces must be between 20 - 25 minutes long.

Keep things technically minimal but feel free to set the piece in any period.

Deadline for submissions: Friday 01 February 2019

The successful submissions will be staged in June 2019 in the Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre.

Submissions in Word Doc format only to Ian Moore (TMYT Director) at ianmoore@live.co.uk

Nextfest Arts Company Festival

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The Nextfest Arts Company (Alberta Canada) is delighted to share the submission calls for Theatre and MainStage Projects for Nextfest 2019.

Emerging creators, theatre makers, playwrights, and artists of all disciplines are invited to fill out the submission form and send scripts or pitches for consideration for our mainstage presentation and development streams (progress showings and readings) during Nextfest 2019 (May 30- June 9, 2019).

The Nextfest Arts Company presents Nextfest: an annual arts festival dedicated to the cultivation and presentation of emerging professional artists in the disciplines of music, visual art, dance, poetry, film, theatre, and multi-disciplinary performance.

“Emerging” is defined as any artist in any discipline practicing within the first ten years of their career.

Questions, concerns, or queries about submitting? Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it? Putting together your first pitch and need some guidance? Not too sure which form your should fill out? Hit up our Festival Director Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca and she’ll help you out!


Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing presentation or full production.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

DRACULA'S SOUL ~ a new stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula

New stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula is available for purchase to read privately or to rent for production thru the playwright only.

Professionally printed in the U.S. on glossy paper with black fabric tape spine binding, the book is 85 pages in total and is approximately 8x10 inches.

DRACULA'S SOUL
Van Helsing battles Dracula for Mina Harker's soul.

7m/3f or 11m/8f  (doubling permitted)
3 Acts (2 possible intermissions)
4 main simple sets (castle, parlor, bedroom, asylum)
with additional locations indicated thru furniture alone
(for example: a train seat for train travel, tombstones for a cemetery).

Props, furniture, special and sound effects lists included.
Note: There is NO gunshot employed.

Suitable for community theatres and for college, high school or church theatres.
Not suitable for middle school.

Full productions only. Staged readings not allowed. 

Professional theatres are welcome to inquire but at a different rate.

2019 Fee Schedule 
$15 first copy to read only
$10 all additional copies (cast and crew) for production run
$50 production royalty per performance during production run
Free shipping

5 page sample available as pdf at no charge.

Estimated charge for a two weekend, six performance run, 20 books for cast and crew, plus tax is $551.05. Must be paid in advance before any books ship.

U.S. productions only.

All rights retained by playwright. 

Playwright requires 2 printed programs with the mandatory words "By arrangement with the playwright" on the front cover. Show photographs and reviews after the production may be sent and are welcome but not required.

Playwright has the right to decline a sale for any reason.

Orders must be placed by April 1, 2019.

Contact purplepuddingstoneproductions at gmail dot com for sample pdf, order form and/or production contract.                                 

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship

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The 2019 fellowship is now open for applications. Interviews will be held in the second week of February 2019.

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 2019.

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.

The application process is now open. Applications are required to be submitted by the deadline of 5pm on Thursday 31st January 2019.

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. 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 the second week of February 2019 in central Edinburgh.

17th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts,

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Submissions OPEN for the 2019 Main-Stage Festival
The 17th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 8 through 21 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues

The CREATIVITY is yours; the OVERHEAD is ours. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council there are no required application fees or participation fees, and all productions receive a box office share! We provide:

ADA and AEA approved performance venues
AEA approved venue insurance
Technical, Booth, & Front-of-house Staff
Repertory Lighting Plot & Sound system, with Video available
On-line, real-time ticketing service with audit trail
Glossy, full-color Festival brochures
Networking events & Marketing assistance for all shows
Optional co-production plans* for higher box-office shares
Deadline:  Tuesday, January 29th.
Late Submission Deadline:  ($35 Late Reading Donation due) Monday, February 25th. (NO Fee if you are on NY Medicaid)

Click on the APPLY button to go to the full Application Form. Please download a study copy so you can later complete the form in one online session (required).

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

NEXTFEST 2019: THEATRE & MAINSTAGE PROJECTS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Emerging creators, theatre makers, playwrights, and artists of all disciplines are invited to fill out the submission form and send scripts or pitches for consideration for our mainstage presentation and development streams (progress showings and readings) during Nextfest 2019 (May 30- June 9, 2019).

The Nextfest Arts Company presents Nextfest: an annual arts festival dedicated to the cultivation and presentation of emerging professional artists in the disciplines of music, visual art, dance, poetry, film, theatre, and multi-disciplinary performance.

“Emerging” is defined as any artist in any discipline practicing within the first ten years of their career.

Questions, concerns, or queries about submitting? Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it? Putting together your first pitch and need some guidance? Not too sure which form your should fill out? Hit up our Festival Director Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca and she’ll help you out!

SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing presentation or full production.

Please send the complete script for consideration in either a Word Document or PDF file to ellen@nextfest.ca (other formats will not be accepted.)

The Bridge Award

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AITAF is thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner will be the Final Selecting Judge for the 2019 Bridge Award!

Submissions opened on December 1st 2018 and will close on February 1st 2019.

The Bridge Award was established in honor of our tenth anniversary with the purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize, and an AITAF produced reading of the winning work.

In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This Award will offer a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.

Eligibility/Guidelines:

  • Author must currently serve or have served in the United States military. All selected finalists will be required to provide proof of service.
  • All submissions must be full-length, completed plays.
  • Musicals, screenplays, or one-act plays are ineligible.
  • All submissions must be unpublished.
  • The submitted play may not have received a professional, reviewed production.
  • The submitted play may address any subject matter or theme; military settings or content are not given any extra consideration.
  • Each author may submit one play per year; multiple submissions are not allowed.
  • Once a play has been submitted, no further revisions or new drafts may be entered.
  • Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.
  • Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions will be accepted December 1st 2018 through February 1st 2019.
  • Please submit your play in PDF form with the title: Title of Play.pdf
  • Please include a brief accompanying statement, including a description of your service (dates, military branch, foreign countries served in, if applicable.) This description may be 250 words or fewer.
  • Only finalists will be notified of their status.
  • When the winning playwright is named, finalists will also be announced.


CONTACT US: If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Competition, please contact Host through the “Contact Us” page on Host’s website, https://aitaf.org/contact/, or by mail at 220 36th Street, B520, Unit 21, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

WINNERS’ NAMES: The Winner will be posted to the AITAF website, aitaf.org, on or about May 1, 2019 and available until approximately June 1, 2019.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies/University of Mississippi Residency

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The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, seek an emerging, unpublished woman playwright (transgender inclusive) for a 20 day summer residency in Oxford, Mississippi. Participation in the residency does not require the completion of a work but is designed to provide support to advance the creation, production, and presentation of theatrical works by women writers. Our goal is to create an immersive opportunity that provides experiences, connections, and exposure for both the artist and the community to the creative process. We aim to create support for female voices in theatre and aid in the development or creation of new work that may be a play, monologue, devised performance or experimental theatrical work.

For the 20 day summer residency, we will provide a stipend of $4,000, housing, local transportation and some meals. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to take advantage of the opportunity to have immersive experiences within the Oxford community provided by the residency organizers.

Oxford and the surrounding region features cultural, culinary and music resources including Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner, the Southern Foodways Alliance, the University of Mississippi’s Blues Archives, as well as the rich, cultural communities of Clarksdale, Greenwood, Water Valley, and Holly Springs.

The Resident’s work need not reflect, be based on, or cover topics related to the South. However, the selected artist will be encouraged to utilize the resources of the Oxford community in their creative process and to foster engagement that will help build support for this residency and women playwrights.

After completion of the residency in Oxford, we expect the artist to partner (off-site) with students, faculty and community members through the following academic year. These local contributors will offer dramaturgical support in preparation for a production/presentation of the Resident’s work, in Oxford, the following summer or fall. A stipend, travel and housing will be provided for the Resident’s return to Oxford for the presentation of the work.

There is no fee for application. The deadline for submitting an application is March 1, 2019.

Please send:
Resume or CV with a list of references.

Writing sample, does not need to be a completed work but should be appropriate for theatrical presentation, sample may take the form of an outline, a scene, character study, treatment, concept, etc., whatever you feel best represents you as a artist.

A letter of application in which you tell us about yourself, your artistic goals in general and for this residency, and why you would like to spend time in Oxford.

Please submit any questions and your application to:

rhonajusticemalloy1@gmail.com

Rhona Justice-Malloy
Professor of Theatre Arts
Department of Theatre and Film
University of Mississippi

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