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Friday, December 31, 2010

Elephants on Parade submisson information

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EBE Ensemble is dedicated to producing new work, and as such we have an open submissions policy. However, please keep in mind that our focus is on plays that focus on the the experience and culture of those in their late teens and early twenties. All submissions will be reviewed, but only those that fit with the Mission of our company will receive serious consideration.

We accept submissions of full length plays over seventy minutes in length and short one-act plays under thirty minutes. One-act submissions will be considered for our festival, Elephants on Parade. Full length submissions will be considered for readings, workshops, and full productions.

When submitting, please include "Script Submission," your name and the title of your play in the subject line. In the body, provide your full name again, your pri-mary phone number, your primary email address, a brief (50-100 words) synopsis of the play and a detailed character breakdown.

Submit all required materials electronically to literary@ebeensemble.com.

Next call for submissions for Elephants on Parade will be announced around January 1st. Join our mailing list to make sure not to miss it!

The Renaissance Guild submission guidelines

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General Script Submission Guidelines:

Copyright – we only accept copyrighted material

Publishing History – we only accept works that are NOT published

Performance History – we will accept works that have been previously performed but prefer to PREMIERE the works at the ActOne Series or at least the Southwest Region

Subject Matter – no censorship allowed!

Royalties – are only paid for Mainstage Series productions.

No scripts will be returned.

Due to the large number of submissions, you will only receive a response if your script is chosen.

All scripts are kept on file indefinitely, however, you will be contacted if your script is selected at a later date.

MainStage Series Specific Guidelines:
Length – two acts

Number of Characters – no limit

Royalties – To be negotiated

ActOne Series Specific Guidelines:
See ActOne Series Page

For further inquiries, please call 210-656-0349 or send an e-mail to TRG General Email

Please mail all scripts to:

The Renaissance Guild
P.O. Box 12381
San Antonio, Texas 78212


Three Roses Players seeks short plays

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Three Roses Players is a professional theatre company dedicated to excellence, growth and entertainment. We are proud to offer a wonderful and even possibly an enlightening experience to our audiences.

We started an ongoing one act festival in March 2010 and it has been gaining momentum and a great reputation ever since. It is called
The Writer Speaks. Each festival consists of four one act plays, the audience scores the plays and at the end of the four show run the top two plays move into The Writer Speaks Winner's Circle.

The Writer Speaks Winner's Circle is another festival which features the two winning one acts plus the playwrights get to also send me a choice of two of their own choices and one of those plays is also produced along with their winning play for another four show run!

It is a wonderful way to see your work realized on a stage that takes pride in producing memorable, professional theatre. To date Three Roses has produced 40 one act plays and we are gong strong! We work hard and our hearts are with your plays 100%!

Up until now we have been producing ONLY local playwrights' works. We really love the collaboration and many of the playwrights come to every rehearsal, their involvement is always welcome.

Recently, we were given a terrific opportunity to travel with our shows in CA. I feel that opening it up to all playwrights, regardless of location, would be a great opportunity for other playwrights to showcase their work here in CA.

Submission breakdown:

One Act Plays
20 pages or less
3 or more characters
Light props, costumes. (we work with minimal sets it is about the writing and the acting and in LA that can go a long way!)
Open to diversity in casting
The subject is OPEN*

*I am however in search of some dynamic holiday comedies (dark would be great) in the flavor of Jodie Foster's Home for the Holidays the annual, obligatory family holiday trek home goes awry.

Subject is OPEN*

Give us a strong, character driven story to tell and we will treat it with the utmost care, respect and professionalism.

We feel that theatre is for entertainment, enlightenment or maybe even education. If we can help one audience member see something through another person's eyes or touch their heart, then we have done our jobs!

*Throughout the year we will be having themed festivals and we are looking for specific plays for those:


NEW year, NEW attitude!

Looking for realization, growth oriented or turning over a new leaf plays.


We are looking for one acts about love, relationships, lost & found love, unrequited love, sustained love, well you get the gist.

MAY 2011


Looking for plays with a positive message about a Mother's Love, love for your Mother, let's celebrate MOM!

JUNE 2011


Looking for plays with a positive message about a Father's Love, love for your Father, let's celebrate DAD!

JULY 2011


We do live in a great country filled with amazing people!

Let's hear something positive about AMERICA!


Goblins and Ghosts and Ghouls OH MY!

Send us your scariest and spookiest!



Positive messages, (or eye opening, educating, enlightening) how war effects families, our soldiers, cements life long friendships, impacting stories.


Home For the Holidays

That (sometimes) once a year visit home and

all that entails!

Please send plays in email format to:

3rosesp at gmail.com

Thank you! We look forward to reading your work.

Thank you for your support, your talent and your time!

Maggie Grant
Artistic Director
Three Roses Players
Where the ARTS come ALIVE!

Milford Arts Council seeks plays for Eastbound Summer 2011

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Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Fine Arts Council, is looking for short one-act plays for production in July. The theme of Eastbound Summer 2011 will be “Parallel”. 5 finalists will receive a production of their play, and compete for the Summer Audience Award. There is no financial compensation for production, or for winning the award.


There is no submission fee.

Deadline: February 4, 2010. Finalists will be notified via email.

Submissions must be unpublished, original one-act plays of 10-15 pages in length, inspired by the theme “Parallel.”. We prefer submissions to be completely new plays, written specifically for this event.

Scripts should contain a minimum of furniture, props and technical cues.

Please submit your script and a cover letter explaining how the theme “Parallel” inspired your work.

There is no compensation for performance.

Playwrights will maintain all rights to their material.

Playwrights may submit more than one play.

Email submissions to ZenRipple@yahoo.com. Attachments can be doc, rtf or pdf files.

Hard copy submissions can be sent to:

Eastbound Summer 2011, Milford Fine Arts Council, 40 Railroad Avenue South, Milford, CT 06460

Hovey Players seek one-act plays

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Hovey Players seeks one-act plays, approximately ten minutes in length

· New works (i.e. something that has not been published, prior performance is okay)

· Plays with minimal set pieces/props (a list of what set pieces and props will be available to you at Hovey will be produced, beyond that it will be on the shoulders of the writer and/or director).

All scripts will be read by the reading committee, and 8-10 shows will be chosen for our return festival. The tentative dates of the festival will be July 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, and 16th.

Not looking for any particular theme for this festival.

All shows will be welcome. Please E-mail all script submissions (and questions) to: haddadibus at yahoo.com

Deadline for scripts will be February 21, 2011.

Third Eye Theatre seeks Grand Guignol-style plays

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Third Eye Theatre is currently looking for submissions for Grand Guignol 3. We are seeking original 1 Act plays 12-20 pages in length in Grand Guignol style. For information on what Grand Guignol is, check out http://www.grandguignol.com/ history.htm for more information. It explains the style quite well. If you happen to have a script lying around or would like to write one it needs to be submitted by January 15th, 2011. Please send your scripts and questions to cosette@thirdeyetheatre.org and in the subject line please put: Grand Guignol 3 submission. Also, in the email please include your name and mailing address. If your script is chosen you will be asked to sign a release/performance agreement prior to auditions.

Submissions for 5th Annual Notes from the Underground

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THE CURAN REPERTORY COMPANY is proud to announce and accept submissions for

The 5th Annual

APRIL 26 – MAY 1 2011

The Notes From The Underground Festival is an international festival of original one-act plays. Our festival promotes the work of emerging playwrights, directors, and actors.


* No musicals

* 2- 6 characters

* 10 submissions per playwright

* Simple set

* 10 – 30 minutes

* submissions can be sent via email to
· kenatcuran@hotmail.com
· or via mail to The Curan Repertory Company, 561 Hudson St. #88, NYC 10014, attn. Notes From The Underground Festival

* Submissions are accepted from all countries


Open Call for One Act Play Submissions

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Rising Sun Productions is seeking Original Unpublished One Act plays for its Annual Series.

Submission Deadline: February 11th 2011

Plays will be vetted by RSP Ensemble, and the top 15-25 plays will receive a staged reading for the public in spring; 4-5 plays that best suit the needs of the company (casting, directing, mounting) from the reading series be given a fully produced run in the summer of 2011.

Seeking Contemporary themed, Ensemble driven works; all genres and subjects considered.

Cast Age range should be Mid-Twenties to Late 30s.
Cast size should be no larger than 5 people.
Running time should be 10 to 25 Minutes.
Plays should be no more than 30 pages in length.
Unit/Basic Set with uncomplicated production values.
(Keep in mind plays will run in rep)
Submission Guideline; Please include the following:

*Cover Letter, including your contact information
*Play Synopsis
*A Properly formatted script including cover page, and cast breakdown in .pdf
(For format considerations, see The 2010 Dramatists Guild Resource Directory)

*List of previous productions/publishing (do not include readings)

(Note: if the play you are submitting has been published, we must have a statement that you retain for rights for production and can/will grant the RSPC production rights for the festival).

*Any other pertinent information

Please be aware that no financial payment is available at this time. Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced. Rising Sun also conducts workshop and table readings as a tool for writers to hear their work out loud and continue their artistic journey. Also accepting applications for resident & guest writers, as well as teaching artists.

Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.
Work will not be returned, please do not send original copies
Electronic Submissions are preferred. No Phone Calls Please

For more information on the company visit www.risingsunnyc.com
To Submit your work: playsubmissions@risingsunnyc.com

Friday, December 24, 2010

The 7th Annual New Work Series from EAT

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Emerging Artists Theatre presents

The 7th Annual New Work Series

May 3rd – May 21st, 2011 at the TADA! Theatre, NYC

Paul Adams, Artistic Director

Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) New Work Series is a three week developmental festival that provides artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one night of a “work in progress” with audience feedback. Scheduled to run May 3rd – May 21st, 2011, the four series now accepting submissions are:


A series of one woman shows in all stages of development. Male or Female playwrights may apply. Running Time 5 – 60 minutes.

Festival Curators: Jessica Phillips and Deb Guston



A series of one man shows in all stages of development. Male or Female playwrights may apply. Running Time 5 – 60 minutes.

Festival Curator: Scott Klavan, Assist. Curator: Scott Raker



A series of short musicals: 15 minutes or less in all stages of development.

Festival Curators: Peter Saxe



A series of full length ensemble musicals in all stages of development. Open to NYC, NJ and CT composers/lyricists. Please include a CD and full or partial script with your submission.

Festival Curators: Paul Adams, Derek Jamison, Barbara Grecki


All application materials must be postmarked by February 1,2011.

If your show is chosen, you will receive notification on or around February 28, 2011. Please check www.emergingartiststheatre.org for updates and signup form and email any questions to the above addresses.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Scripts wanted for children's theatre


The Maryland- National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division, announces a call for submission of original scripts, in English, musical or non-musical, to be used for the annual children's theatre production that tours Prince George's County as part of M-NCPPC programs.

Intended audience is children 6 to 12 years of age. The play will be developed as a musical and performed by actors aged 16 to 20.

Awards of $1,000.00 will be presented to finalists, whose plays shall be developed during the Spring of 2010 and produced by M-NCPPC during the Summer of 2010, at its sole discretion. Up to two First Prize Awards may be chosen. A play submitted with full musical score including recorded soundtrack suitable for performance use shall be eligible for an additional award of $1,200 for Musical Composition.

Guidelines: Original plays to be submitted may be new, original conceptions or may be adaptations or dramatizations of fairytales, myths or other works. If adapted material is submitted, written proof must also be submitted indicating that the material used for the script is in the public domain. Only one submission per playwright or collaborating team will be permitted.

A collaborating team, who will share the First Prize Awards, may write the book, lyrics and musical score. In the case of a play submitted as book and lyrics only, a composer will be selected by The M-NCPPC to score the music and produce the recorded soundtrack. Submissions must be postmarked no later than February 1, 2011.

Total Playing Time, must be 45 minutes minimum to a maximum of one hour.

Plays submitted must limit to no more than ten (10), the number of actors needed to perform the piece, although actors may perform more than one role. Scenic elements are set-up by the actors in 30 minutes before each performance and are loaded out after each performance. Plays should not be dependent upon theatrical lighting instruments. Plays may call for a pre-recorded musical sound track and other sound cues, but cannot require a live orchestra or band for production. Electronically synthesized music or pre-recorded piano accompaniment is acceptable.

For additional information contact christel.stevens@pgparks.com, telephone 301-446-3238, TTY 301-446-6802.

Babes with Blades

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SUBJECT: The 2011-12 theme is “ERINYES” by Chicago artist Victoria Szilagyi (view at http://www.babeswithblades.org/competition.htm).

We are soliciting scripts for production that are inspired by this image. In order for a script to qualify for the competition, the scene depicted in the image MUST APPEAR within the script. The winning script will be produced in Spring 2012 as part of Babes With Blades’ 2011-12 Season. The winning playwright will receive a $1000 cash prize.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Women’s Theatre Project

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The Women’s Theatre Project spends many hours researching, meeting and reading scripts by female playwrights for production consideration. Each script meeting our submission guidelines is read by a minimum of two readers. All script decisions are acknowledged by a postcard.

The Women's Theatre Project produces four productions each calendar year. Royalties are paid to playwrights/publishing companies.

Guidelines for submission:

The Women’s Theatre Project seeks submissions of full-length plays with ALL FEMALE casts by female playwrights for our intimate, professional black box theatre. Submissions accepted via email at:
twtp at bellsouth.net or by mail at:

The Women's Theatre Project
505 NW 1st Avenue
Ft Lauderdale, Fl. 33301

The Women's Theatre Project, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is presenting: GIRL PLAY, their Third Annual Lesbian Play Reading Series.

Readings will take place June 24, 25 and 26, 2011 at the Pride Center at Equality Park in Wilton Manors, FL. We will choose between 14-16 scripts and present them in two programs, Friday and Saturday night. Audiences will vote on their favorite scripts and the "Best of the Fest" will be presented at the Sunday matinee.

Seeking short plays (5-12 minutes-figure one minute a page); written by women with a lesbian theme; cast limit (women and men) is 2-8.

Limited submission: No more than 2 scripts per playwright.

Scripts may be submitted to:
twtp@bellsouth.net with Lesbian Playwriting Festival 2011 written in subject line.
Scripts may also be sent to our mailing address: 505 NW 1st Avenue, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301.
Scripts must be received by midnight (EST) on March 31, 2011.
No submission fee.

The Women's Theatre Project, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, was founded in 2002 and is the only professional theatre company in the country founded by women and exclusively presenting theatrical works written by women with all female characters.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Aspiring Playwrights Contest

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Sponsored by East Valley Children’s Theatre

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 EVCT no later than March 15, 2011. Must include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address.)

* Plays must be suitable for children to perform for children. (Small casts are not as likely to be chosen for performance.)

* Plays must be one hour to one hour and a half in length. (Shorter plays may be submitted but they will not be considered for production by the theatre as one of its season’s productions.)

* Plays and Musicals must not have been previously performed. They must be original and unpublished.

* Musicals must include a copy of the music in some form, either manuscript or recorded.

* Cash prizes will be given for the first, second and third place entries.

* The first place entry will not only receive a cash prize but also will be produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in its upcoming season, if it meets all the criteria for performance.

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

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Living Series 2011: Living on the Edge

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Piper Theatre Productions is proud to announce its second annual one-act festival, The Living Series. Last year's festival, The Living Series 2010: Making a Living, was a huge success with sold-out audiences on Friday and Saturday nights.

This is a call for playwrights (ideally from the New York City area) to submit one-act plays that revolve around the idea of risk. Healthy risks, dangerous risks, life-changing risks - people making big choices, taking chances, seizing uncertain opportunities, and "living on the edge".

Plays should be five - ten minutes minimum in length and approximately thirty minutes maximum.

Plays should be submitted electronically (preferred) to livingseries@pipertheatre.org or by mail to The Living Series, c/o Rachel Rear, 350 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215. The deadline for submissions is January 15, 2011.

Please include a cover letter with a brief introduction of yourself and your work, your name, address, phone number, email address, and a short synopsis (2 - 3 lines) of your play. Please leave all identifying information off the play itself; this is to ensure unbiased and anonymous assessments by our reading team.

10 - 15 plays will be chosen, produced, and performed at our festival on June 16, 17, and 18, 2011 at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Collective in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Visit Piper Theatre at pipertheatre.org or on our Facebook page, Piper Theatre Productions. Follow us on twitter at twitter.com/pipertheatre. Email Rachel with questions or concerns at rachel@pipertheatre.org.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

CALL FOR PLAYS ~ 2011 Centenary Stage Company

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CALL FOR PLAYS ~ 2011 Centenary Stage Company. Women Playwrights Series ~ Susan Glaspell Contest The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2011 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and Susan Glaspell Contest .

Now in its 19th year, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place in a brief rehearsal period, over a period of a approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear and adapt their work with other professionals. The process culminates in a presentation of the work for the public as part of the Series giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process. Playwrights selected for the workshop process will receive a $200 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing are available for one playwright each season.

THE 2011 SUSAN GLASPELL CONTEST: One play from the WPS Festival will be selected by a panel of judges as the winner, to be featured in a subsequent CSC main-stage season as a full production, with an additional award of $1500 to the playwright.

Guidelines for WPS Susan Glaspell Contest:
Submit Full-length play, no more than ONE production.
(If play has had one production, please include information about the company, # of performances, and contract, if applicable)

Deadline for Dramatists Guild Members: Jan 7, 2011

Send Submissions to:
Catherine Rust, Program Dir
Centenary Stage Co. WPS. 400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Youth Education On Stage (YES) seeks Family-Friendly 10 Minute plays for their SUMMER SHORTS 6 season this June in Williston North Dakota.

Last year, we called for all plays to be set In A Garden and it was so successful and made the entire evening of entertainment that more exciting for the casts and audiences alike. Therfore, this year we will be setting all plays in the same setting: on the beach, at a lake, on the water or whatever you have that fits our theme: "Making A Splash!"

We will accept two plays per playwright via email only. Scripts should be no more than 10-12 pages in length and need to have from 3 to 7 characters. (We are always looking for scripts that include more students). No Musicals. All plays performed by students, Grades 3-12 so must be language appropriate - keeping in mind this is the midwest and rural North Dakota.

No pay, but no fee. All playwrights receive a tee-Shirt from the Festival, a program and DVD of all plays. A panel of 15 adjudicators (5 each performance from Educators, Community & College theatre departments) score each play and a 1st, 2nd, 3rd place play is announced from the 8 playes selected for Performance. In addition, An Audience Favorite is selected and Outstanding Student Performance Awards presented.

DEADLINE is APRIL 8, 2011.
Email scripts to Producer Jack Dyville, jdyville@yahoo.com

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