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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CAP21 submission guidelines

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Materials for consideration must not be optioned, published, or produced in New York City.

All submissions MUST include the following information:
Cover Letter
Writer(s) resume(s)
Writer(s) Bio
Story Synopsis
Development/Production history (if applicable)
Full Libretto (no score)
MP3/Dropbox/CD of selected songs

Please Send All Submissions to:
CAP21 – Literary Department
18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10011

Please Note: Submission Materials will not be returned. CAP21 will be in contact by phone or e-mail only if it can offer an opportunity or residency for the development of the project.

Monday, June 27, 2016

LILA's 2016-17 Season Script Submissions Wanted

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Call for script SUBMISSIONS
for LILA's 2016-17 season.

Theatre LILA, an Equity theatre company in Madison WI, is accepting submissions from playwrights and poets for our upcoming original work entitled The BED: a Theatre LILA invention. We are seeking short scenes ranging from five minutes to maximum of thirty minutes. We will not be accepting monologues. We are also seeking all styles of poetry, spoken word and original songs.

Writers should know that the entire scene will be set around a large four poster bed. Submitted works must revolve around this set piece only plus props. This is a highly theatrical play-space and we encourage artists to consider LILA’s style of storytelling (see our portfolio at www.theatrelila.com) when submitting. Previously produced works may be submitted.

Your cast may not exceed 8 actors. We are a company dedicated to presenting plays that represent our community and are seeking a diverse collection of voices from all cultural backgrounds, races and ages. We love to get inventive and say ‘YES’ so we encourage you to be fearless in your ideas.

All selected scripts will be combined to create the world premiere of The BED. This collage-like production will be produced by Theatre LILA in March, 2017. Writers will receive a small stipend, a pair of complimentary tickets to the production and acknowledgement in press, website and playbill materials.

Submissions are DUE JULY 10th, 2016. 

 Please email your submission in a PDF format to theatrelila@gmail.com. Subject line should read ‘The BED-(your last name)’

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Short Attention Span Theatre V: KILLER INSTINCT

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Short Attention Span Theatre V: KILLER INSTINCT is accepting submissions!

What would you do to get what you want; what depths would you sink to or heights would you rise? What—or who—would you kill for? What would it take to make you embrace your killer instinct?

Fury Theatre is looking for new short plays concerning the topic “Killer Instinct” for our SAST V production in our 2016/2017 season. Submissions should be 15-30 minutes in length and have uncomplicated sets (minimal set changes) and a small to medium (1-7 actors) cast.

Email submissions to newplays@furytheatre.org by July 1st, 2016.

Six (6) pieces will be chosen.

Please submit plays in the following format:

• Submitted as a PDF (no hard copies or Word docs, please)

• Page 1: cover page with play title and playwright information

• Page 2: brief synopsis of play (200-word maximum) and cast list that includes each character’s name/age.

• Pages numbered.

Production Details:

Performances: September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Open Theatre Project submission guidelines

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Open Theatre Project has an on-going submission call for original plays & musicals in hopes of collecting a local library of new & original works which represent the artistic potential of our community. Each play or musical submitted will only be read and assessed by OTP’s current CORE, and will be considered for OTP’s Playwriting Workshops, Series Productions, and more.
Will I hear back?

You absolutely will! OTP’s Playwriting Artistic Director, Howard Zilber is our ambassador to the local playwriting community and he also manages our literay endeavors. Along side our team of literary volunteers (let us know if you want to read for OTP) we will follow up with you about your piece within 3-4 days. Specific call for scripts will be announced socially and through the OTP Blog. Feel free to reach out with any questions!
What do I need to submit?

(and where do I send in my new works?)
Submission Check-List: (please include the following in your submission)
Name (pen name is fine)
Contact information (email, phone, website)
Title of play / musical
Length of play / musical
Actor requirements (include specific breakdowns)
.doc, .rtf, .pdf file formats accepted
Music Files may be submitted via email / drop box
Submissions should be emailed to: submissions@theopentheatre.com

Antaeus Theatre Company submission guidelines

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The Antaeus Theatre Company accepts full-length scripts that have been adapted from classical literature and/or new works with a keen sense of language and enduring themes that might be loosely termed "classical." The plays may come from a broad range of styles generally taking inspiration from the Classical tradition.

Selected scripts will be presented as a staged reading for the public and will be considered for possible future development and production. Staged readings are cast from our large ensemble of classically trained professional actors.

Our Literary Department is made up of company members.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are gratefully accepted from literary agents, or by referral from theatre professionals with whom we have existing relationships.

Playwrights with at least one professional credit. (A professional credit is considered to be any production that employs Equity actors.)

Unproduced full-length plays or plays that have not been produced in New York City or Los Angeles for critical review and that match the above description (PDF format).

We are open to any cast size, but larger ensembles are encouraged, as are plays that require minimal technical elements. We are looking for roles that are well suited to our company members, so we encourage any submitting playwrights to familiarize themselves with our work.

A cover letter (1 page maximum) containing a brief synopsis, cast size, and imagined technical requirements.

Author’s bio/resume and development history of submitted play.

Scripts that are an adaptation of copyrighted materials or incorporate copyrighted materials must include a statement stating that the playwright has obtained the rights to use such material.

Musicals and plays for children will not be considered.

Please submit the above in electronic format to: lit@antaeus.org

All correspondence is by email. No phone calls, please. Please do not mail or drop off hard copies of scripts. Due to our limited resources, we are only able to accept one play at a time from the same author and cannot consider resubmissions, including those which have been significantly revised.

Please allow at least six to eight months for the review process of scripts.

The Antaeus Theatre Company welcomes submissions from any professional playwrights, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

We are looking to collaborate as well as to interpret. Selected playwrights are always welcome and encouraged to participate in our staged reading process.

Thank you for your interest in the Antaeus Theatre Company!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Broadway Rose submission guidelines

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We are seeking original musicals to workshop or produce. As a member of the National Alliance of Musical Theatre, we have the opportunity to preview original material when it workshops in New York. We welcome submissions from writers and composers. To submit material, please send a CD or mp3 files of a few songs, a synopsis of the show, and a scene from the show. Materials will not be sent back to you.

Send materials to:

Dan Murphy
General Manager
Broadway Rose Theatre Company
P.O. Box 231004
Tigard, OR 97281

Or email to dan@broadwayrose.org.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

MITF: Summer Is Still Accepting Short Subjects

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Production Dates July 16 - August 7, 2016

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

MITF: Summer has extended the submission deadline for short plays and musicals to June 27

MITF: Summer is taking place at the WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, 312 W. 36th Street, in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Details are straightforward:
Dates for the Festival are July 16-August 7, 2016.
We're looking for any kind of short play or musical that fits the guidelines:
* 30 - 60 min. long.
* Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.
* Any genre.
* Both union and non-union plays will be considered.
Scripts with guns as props will not be accepted.
Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File. Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format.* Please also include the running time.
Short plays and musicals receive 3 performances, all in the same week (July 24, July 25, and July 26).
Producers have an option to receive a share of the profits, if any.**
There will be a tech rehearsal running 2 times the running time of your show.
The Festival provides the venue (the WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters), shared scenery (rehearsal cubes, a table, and 4 chairs), front-of-house staff, and a board op (NOT a lighting designer). The rest is up to you! You are 100% responsible for your own production. Shows must be fully produced (off book!).
To submit a project, mark it clearly "MITF: Summer," and let us know if it is a short play or musical. We'll curate the entries as they come in, so you can start working on them as soon as possible. Send your script soon. The deadline is fast approaching!We look forward to your submissions!

Extended Submission Deadline For Short Subjects is June 27, 2016.
*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around.

** Please visit our website and click on the 'Festival Manual' tab to learn more about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy.

John Chatterton

The Monthly Swap, July 2016

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What is the Monthly Swap? Well it’s very similar to Lama’s Monthly Question (Our cold reading series of new & bold writing around Lama’s monthly question) BUT this month the question is with a TWIST... We are NOW open for submissions of short plays /Monologues/Poems and songs from ONLY Female writers from the US and England around the question:


We will choose pieces that address the question differently from each country!

THEN … We SWAP the artist’s work. On the evening of the event, selected material from the US will be presented in London while selected work from the UK will be presented in NYC at the same day!

*** While submissions for the Monthly Question are usually open to all genders worldwide, this event is calling for work specifically from female’s writer from both countries. The Monthly Swap is a Collaboration between Lama & The So and So Art Club, inspired The So and So Arts Club's festival Women and War


July 10th (until Midnight, Eastern Time - EST) Playwrights/Poets/Song writers submission deadline.

July 17th - Announcement of chosen works.

July 25th – Performances: London: Monday, 25th of July at the So & So Arts Club (6 Fredericks Place London EC2R 8AB) Doors at 4:30PM, Show at 5:00P. NYC: Monday, 25th of July at Kraine Theater, 85 E 4th St, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues (Bowery.) Doors at 7:30PM Show at 8:00PM.

  • Scripts must be related to the Monthly Question. 
  • The Monthly Swap question is: WHAT IS YOUR WEAPON? What inspires you when you read the question? We are interested in what you are thinking about and how the question might affect the work you do. Gather whatever inspiration the questions give you, and use it to fuel your chosen discipline. The questions are open to many interpretations! 
  • Submissions open to ONLY Female's writers from the US and England! 
  • When you submit please keep in mind that Lama encourage artistic exploration, provoking and risk-taking writing. 
  • Short plays are limited to 8 pages in standard playwriting formats. (You can submit your 10 pages play but please keep in mind that we might ask you to make a few cuts.) 
  • Poems/ Monologues are limited to 2 pages. 
  • Song samples should be mp3 and no more than 3 minutes. If your song gets chosen we will ask you to perform in person on the night. 
  • One submission per artist. 
  • Only submissions by electronic attachment will be accepted, Microsoft Word document or PDF. 
  • Submit a BLIND copy of your script and include a list of characters/descriptions. 
  • E-mail your script/song/poem to: lamatheatercompany@gmail.com
  • Please include the title of the play and the country you’re submitting from in the subject line and fill your personal contact info and name of your play in our Submission form

Any Questions about Lama's monthly swap? Please email us: lamatheatercompany@gmail.com and we’ll help you out!

For more information about The Monthly Question, visit our website http://www.lamatheatercompany.com/

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


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We are currently accepting submissions for the 2016-2017 season of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT.


Playwrights MUST be able to come to West Hartford for the day of the reading. There will be a talkback with the playwright and the cast after the reading. There will be a rehearsal the day of the reading in which attendance by the playwright is optional, but strongly encouraged. Transportation may be provided from NYC or New England locations by the Playhouse.

We will ultimately choose 5-6 readings for the 2016/2017 season. Final selections will be made by late August/early September.

The plays will receive a cast of professional actors and a director and will be presented as a staged reading for a public audience. After the reading, a moderated audience discussion with the actors, the director, and most importantly, the playwright, will give both the Playhouse on Park and the playwright constructive feedback to further develop the playwright's vision for the play.

Playwrights on Park is a new and exciting artistic endeavor for Playhouse on Park. Our mission is to develop and produce original plays and musicals, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. We aim to help establish the Greater Hartford Area as a premiere destination for the cultivation and exploration of innovative theatrical work.


Submission Guidelines:

▪ Please submit a FULL script and character breakdown (Please submit in PDF format).

▪ Include any production or workshop history, as well as biographies of the playwright, and any collaborators

▪ Playwrights may self submit or go through a literary agent.

▪ For musicals please submit the music on a CD or by mp3.

Connecticut-based and NYC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit



Sasha Brätt, Literary Manager
(860)-523-5900 ext 10

ONLINE Submission: sbratt@playhousetheatregroup.org

Hardcopy Mailed Submission:

Playhouse on Park Reading Series
244 Park Road
West Hartford, CT 06119

Attention political playwrights: Call For Entries Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest 2017

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The Castillo Theatre sponsors the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest and reading series bi-annually. The contest is intended to encourage the writing of progressive plays that engage the political/social/cultural questions affecting the world today and/or historical events and issues that impact on our communities.

The contest encourages scripts that experiment with form and seek new ways of seeing and new ways of experiencing theatrical performance. Castillo welcomes scripts from all countries and cultures.

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

The contest is judged by a team of distinguished theatre artists. The winning script(s) will receive a reading at the Castillo Theatre in New York City during the theatre’s 2017 summer season.

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

Please note:
  • Receipt of script will be acknowledged via email. 
  • Scripts will not be returned. 
  • Castillo does not give critical feedback to playwrights/contestants. 
  • Contest winners are required to sign a letter of agreement, which will include, but not be limited to, granting the right for Castillo to produce one or more readings and/or a full production of the winning play. 
  • Contest winners are responsible for travel expenses or any other expenses incurred as a result of participating in the development of the play with Castillo, or as a result of attending the reading and/or production. 
All scripts must be postmarked by July 1, 2016. 

The winner(s) will be publicly announced at the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre in New York City in May of 2017.

Send all submissions to:

Castillo Theatre

543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest

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

Yale Repertory Theatre submission guidelines

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Script Submissions to Yale Rep

Yale Repertory Theatre accepts submissions of full-length plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at Yale Rep and for development opportunities with the Binger Center for New Theatre.

Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. The Literary Office will review these materials and contact playwrights regarding Yale Rep's interest in reading a full manuscript. Yale Rep will not read unsolicited manuscripts.

Submissions are accepted year-round. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if materials are to be returned. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be reviewed.

Materials may be sent to:

Literary Office
Yale Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 208244
New Haven, CT 06520

Yale Rep also accepts electronic submissions. You may send files (as either .doc, .docx, or .pdf) to literary.office@yale.edu.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Owl and Cat Theatre seeking new works

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The Owl and Cat Theatre are currently seeking new works to be produced as part of their 4th season.

The Owl and Cat Theatre is an independent theatre located in Melbourne, Australia. They are dedicated to sourcing and producing contemporary plays that reflect the voices of today.

Website: www.owlandcat.com.au

Entry Conditions:

*Plays must explore the theme of sexuality on some level.

*One act or full length only.

*Submissions are accepted worldwide.

*Confronting and provocative works are encouraged.

*Payment is profit-share agreement (10%)

Applications should be emailed to Thomas@owlandcat.com.au

Closing Date: 4th July 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Emerging Artists Theater New Work Series

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15th Annual New Work Series: October 3–23, 2016

The 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. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been born out of this festival, and Emerging Artists Theatre is excited to present a new round of opportunity to local artists.

  • One-person shows in all stages of development. Male or female playwrights may apply. Running time: 5–60 minutes.
  • New short plays in all stages of development. Running time: 5–60 minutes.
  • New musicals in all stages of development. Open to NYC, NJ and CT composers/librettists/lyricists. Please include a CD and full or partial script with your submission. Running time 15–210 minutes.
  • New pieces of dance or movement/mime in all stages of development. Running time: 5–60 minutes.

Have a comment or question? Email us: theatredonedifferently@gmail.com.


PART ONE: Read this page thoroughly and agree to the terms and conditions

PART TWO: Fill out the online application form. You will be asked to provide information on the following:
  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information and professional bio(s)
Hit FINISH APPLICATION to submit your application

PART THREE: You will then receive an e-mail (within 30 seconds) asking you to attach the following supporting materials, if relevant, to a reply e-mail:
  • Full or partial script
  • Headshots and resumes (performers only)
  • Digital music (musicals only)
  • Press and video materials from submitted piece or past performances (optional)
Send your reply e-mail with all relevant attachments to finish your application


If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Call for Detroit Fringe Forward Festival 2016 Submissions

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The 2016 Detroit Fringe Forward Festival, to be held September 15-18 in Detroit, is accepting submissions from Monday, May 30th until Wednesday, July 6th. Please see below for more details and links to submit your work!

Continuing the momentum that produced over 20 shows as part of last year’s Detroit Fringe, the 2016 Fringe Forward Festival will return from Thursday September 15 through Sunday September 18th. Fringe Forward is dedicated to supporting Detroit performers and audiences as they try new things, providing a forum for works that advance the medium beyond the traditional proscenium play and facilitating a weekend of events that celebrates neighbors and artists connecting through the performing arts.

Submission Info:

This year, Fringe Forward will use a juried and lottery system to ensure a cross-section of exemplary performances are presented at the festival. (PRO TIP – FRINGE FORWARD IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS NOW THROUGH JULY 6TH!SUBMIT YOUR WORKS BY GOING HERE – https://goo.gl/sTcwTM) There are three ways you can participate in Fringe Forward – by submitting work for consideration in the curated, lottery or registered performances categories.

First, all performances must be submitted for consideration. We are specifically looking for works that feature at least one of the below evaluation criteria:

*fostering artistic experimentation – works in new genres or works that employ progressive media (this can be in terms of content or form or both)

*taking risks – trying things untried and expanding expectations about what performance is and what it can be

*new performances in development

*celebrating facets of our community

*inspiration and organization – while we are not looking for shows that have been staged before, we are looking at your proposal to see why you want to be a part of Fringe Forward and how your work will benefit. Proposals should be clear, passionate and include all of the requested details.

Once all submissions have been received (DON’T FORGET, SUBMIT BY JULY 6TH!) works chosen to be included as Fringe Forward programming will be divided into our three programming categories, curated, lottery and registered performances.

*Curated – 5-10 submissions will be selected for the curated category, chosen by the Fringe Forward Advisory board based on the evaluation criteria above.

*Lottery – All submissions not chosen for the curated category will fall in the lottery category, of which 5-10 submissions will be chosen in a public LOTTERY PARTY in mid July.

(These 10-20 works from both the curated and lottery categories will each receive a small production budget of $300 in addition to 40 percent of their door sales.)

*Registered performance – If you are not chosen for the curated or lottery category but would still like to participate in Fringe Forward, you can request to be a registered performance until July 31st. All registered performances will be asked to pay a $300 fee to cover insurance, utilities, tech time and festival staff, but will keep 100% of their ticket sales.

Professional Development and Awards:

All works chosen for the festival will be offered a chance to participate in a professional development session with professional mentor over the course of your work’s rehearsal and performances as a way to gain feedback about process and increase connections within Detroit’s artistic community. All artists are responsible for creating, staging and marketing their shows, attending your required tech rehearsal and keeping up with all festival production deadlines. All performances will be guaranteed a venue, stage manager, house staff, basic tech needs and inclusion in Fringe Forward 2016 marketing materials. At the end of the festival the “Jury’s Choice” award and “Audience Choice” award will be given to two performances, who will each receive a fully staged spot in CMAP’s 2016-17 programming line-up.

Info Sessions and SNACKS!

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and please consider yourself invited to Detroit Fringe Forward’s INFO SESSIONS (i.e., snacks and tea) to ask us about anything not included here, to get a hand on your proposal, to run an idea by another set of ears – or to just have some snacks and hang out! All Fringe Forward info sessions will be at CMAP, 2221 Carpenter, Detroit, at the following dates/times:

Saturday, June 11 from noon-2pm

Saturday, June 18, from noon-2pm

Saturday June 25 from noon-2pm

Wednesday June 29 from 4-6pm

We are really excited about the wealth of innovation and creativity on display in Detroit’s contemporary artists and we look forward to supporting an array of daring performances that will make up the 2016 Fringe Forward Festival.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

6th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short (20 minutes or less), original, one-act plays for its 6th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place November 4-6, 2016 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 plays annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original one-acts written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for the 2016-17 season… and beyond.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic one-act plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 20 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 20 pages will be declined for consideration.

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

Deadline: July 3, 2016, 11:59pm.

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Submissions are now open for the 28th Annual JetFest in 2017

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


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 a 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 published prior to the festival in 2017. Cast size of 7 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.


Submissions will be accepted December 1 through June 30, 2016 
(checked by postmark or time stamp).


Submit a blind 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 your script returned, please include a SASE. Script evaluations will not be provided.


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 talkbacks.

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 script is published


Each of the four finalists will receive a $500 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.


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


Finalists will be notified no later than December, 2016.


Mail: Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Jet Fest
6600 West Maple Rd.,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

Email: c.bremer@jettheatre.org

Website: www.jettheatre.org


Christopher Bremer, Executive Director



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.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Stratford East submission guidelines

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We are committed to working with artists whose work expresses the aspirations and concerns of our diverse community on a local, national and international level.

Electronic submissions are preferred and should be sent to writers@stratfordeast.com addressed to the Associate Director Pooja Ghai.

If you would like to send a hard copy please send it to: Pooja Ghai, Associate Director Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Gerry Raffles Square, London, E15 1BN.

Please ensure the following are included in your submission:
Covering Letter, including:
Title page with character list, synopsis, production/development history. Please be sure to include names of the creative team as well as the contact details for the person to whom we should respond.
Why you think this is a good piece for Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Why you think this story needs to be told.
Your contact information
Full script with pages numbered.
CV's of everyone involved.

Please be aware that to cut down on costs and to be more green, we no longer send out personal replies or return scripts, photos, CV's, etc. (with or without SAEs). If you have not heard from us within 3 months you can assume that we were unable to work with you at this time.

If you would like to invite us to a workshop, production, or a presentation of your work please do reach out to writers@stratfordeast.com.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Crab Fat Seeks Convinced Atheist Writers for Special Issue

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Deadline: June 15, 2016

Crab Fat Magazine is accepting submissions from convinced atheist writers for a second special issue to be released in July 2016. We seek to curate a collection of thoughtful prose and poetry by people who DO NOT believe in any god(s) and show that atheism goes beyond political, social, and racial barriers. We’re open to a wide variety of work, from “coming out” as an atheist, to the impact atheism has on both personal and professional sides of life, and everything in-between. However, to be clear, we’re not seeking tirades attacking religion with sweeping generalizations.

We accept:
  • flash fiction 
  • short stories 
  • poetry 
  • creative non-fiction 
  • visual art 
  • interviews with writers, musicians, artists, and other interesting artsy people 
  • stage/screenplays 
  • book reviews from small indie presses 

We do not accept email submissions. If you send us email submissions, we will delete them, unread. We use Submittable. Our interview editor is the exception. If you’d like to inquire about an interview with us please contact Mai for more information.

Crab Fat is interested in brutal honesty and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to use real language. Crab Fat is not interested in robotic academic language; frank language is always the best, even if that means using profanity and non-standard English. Break away from traditional structures and mainstream ideologies. Emotive writing is most important. We love well done second person POV in short fiction, and poetry with scientific language & outer space imagery, and prose that traverses the galaxy and reminds us that humanity is but a small part of the infinite unknown. We want poems about Batman & Joker & Gotham City. We want unique expressions of gender & gender neutral pronouns & mock interviews with dead celebrities & prose poetry & cross-genre experimental work. Use words as weapons, allow raw emotion to bleed into the work. Crab Fat wants your anger, your love, your disappointment, your peaks, your valleys, & above all, your best work.

Check out our Six Questions For… interview with Jim Harrington, as well as our LitBridge interview, NewPages Chat, and Duotrope Interview for a more in-depth discussion of what we’re after at Crab Fat.

Just a few formalities:

flash pieces, both fiction and nonfiction, should not exceed 1,000 words

short stories and creative non-fiction should not exceed 3,000 words (1,100-2,500 words preferred)

Please send no more than 10 pages of poetry at a time

images are limited to 5 per submission, please send hi-resolution (300 dpi), contact Justine, the art editor, for more information (if necessary)

transcribed interviews should not exceed 3,000 words, audio should be 10 minutes or less

we prefer shorter scripts, think somewhere in the 20-30 page range, though a little more or less won’t hurt
book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words

Crab Fat is currently a non-paying market, though we hope this changes in the future.

Crab Fat requires first North American serial publishing rights, after publication all rights revert back to the author.

Accepted work is subject for use in any future anthologies, both digital and print.

Crab Fat asks that any reprints give first publication credit–something like “XYZ originally appeared in Crab Fat Magazine.“

Crab Fat does not like to censor a writer/artist’s aesthetic or imagination, but there are certain topics that we are simply not interested in. With that said, please DO NOT send prose, poetry, or images that depict child molestation/sex fantasy, rape (unless it’s a vital part of the story and handled with sensitivity, ie–a revenge narrative), gratuitous violence or sex, bestiality, or necrophilia. Seriously, don’t do it. We will scream and add you to our auto-reject list.

Please withdraw any simultaneous submissions for poetry if publication is offered elsewhere by adding a note in Submittable–DO NOT WITHDRAW YOUR ENTIRE SUBMISSION UNLESS YOU NO LONGER WANT US TO CONSIDER IT. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your submission being deleted, unread.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The York Theatre Company submission guidelines

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The York Theatre Company is currently accepting scripts for consideration for its
Developmental Reading Series.

Please see the answers to frequently asked questions below:

Who can submit?
Both established and emerging writers. The York Theatre Company is one of the only theatres in the country that accepts unsolicited scripts.
What materials should I submit?
1. A cover letter introducing yourself and the piece, complete with name, address, phone number and email address.
2. A complete script of the piece
3. A demo of the score (as complete as possible)

How long does the evaluation process take?
The process generally takes six to twelve months: our script readers are dedicated but busy, and we're always working through a backlog.

Will my materials be returned?
While each submission will get a reply, we are unable to return your materials.

What shouldn't I submit?
. Non-musical plays: the York's mission concerns musicals only
. Jukebox musicals: the York is generally not interested in musicals without original scores, except under special circumstances

Where should I send my materials?
If you would like to submit electronically, please send the script and demo to submissions@yorktheatre.org.

If you would prefer to submit a hard copy, please send it to:
York Theatre Company
The Theatre at Saint Peter's
619 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

What if I have other questions that aren't answered here?
Please email our Reading Series Coordinator, Seth Christenfeld at schristenfeld@yorktheatre.org.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Screenwriting Workshop in NYC

In this 2-day workshop at Primary Stages ESPA, you will confront your screenplay’s Second Act Problems head-on and explore strategies for developing a problem-proof premise and conflict. With Kate Cortesi (Screenwriter, New Line Cinema), you will take an in-depth look at how to excite your audience with a hero who is challenged along a meaningful journey and proceed through your second act with two principles in mind: how your hero needs to be tested, and how your audience empathizes and delights in the hero’s process.

Instructor: Kate Cortesi (Screenwriter, New Line Cinema)
Saturday, July 16 and Sunday, July 17
10:00am – 5:00pm both days

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

We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Saturday, June 11, 2016






Submissions Accepted from Everywhere in the US Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City.

Submissions must be between 30 and 90 minutes long.

Thespis is not only a festival, it's a competition as well.That means that there are prizes! The winner of the Best Play award will receive a prize of $3,500. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and singer will each receive $500. Best Original play will receive $200, Best Musical score $300. Best Stage manager and Set designer $200.

Please know that all genres are welcome, including MUSICALS.

Several of our winners over the years have been musicals. We are all musicians, and know exactly what you need to make your show a success.


Runs from July 11 thru October 2, 2016

Submissions accepted until June 15

How to Submit your work to Thespis Theater Festival

In order to submit a play please send the following via email:
1. A 100 word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script + character breakdown
3. Your telephone number and home address, plus the phone number of one other person in your production that we can contact
4. Your bio
5. All genres of shows are welcome to submit to our festivals.
6. Shows that have already been staged can also participate as long as the run was BEFORE 2014 and will participate in Thespis with AN ENTIRELY NEW CAST AND CREW.

7. Production’s history of the play submitted
8. Please tell us where did your hear about the festival

As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. All plays will be given a three-performance run at the theater.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10 Minute Play Contest

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Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by July)
10 minute (or under) 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
10 Minute play Contest.
$250 prize for best 10 minute play production.

July 7 - July 15, 2016
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

Each 10 minute or less play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances and an additional 4 more performances if your play production goes on to the Semi-Finals and Finals.

To submit your 10 minute or less play production please email:

The complete script of the 10 minute or less play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements,
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by Monday June 20, 2016

Please put “10 Minute Play Contest” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before June 20, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Please know that plays must run 10 minutes or under in order to participate.

Voting will be done by audience ballot with graduated voting of each of the audience members 4 favorite plays. There is NO raising of the hands, or a "Panel of Experts?" like at some other play contests across the country. The voting is solely crowd-sourced and works incredibly well.

Once accepted, there will be a $30 commitment fee.
For more information, please log on to: http://www.manhattanrep.com/

Horse Trade Theater Group submission guidelines

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We are always seeking new full-length scripts that have never had a full production produced in New York City. Please send a cover letter, resume and a .pdf or .doc file of your script to submissions@horsetrade.info. You may submit multiple scripts, though we encourage you to submit your best pieces first and foremost. Please note we accept all new scripts on a rolling basis, we can not guarentee a timely response. We are alway working to better our new material intake rate, but contrary to popular opinion, theater is not dead and we have a lot to look thru.

We are also looking for new Monthly programming ideas. We currently have over a dozen monthly shows. See our front page listings under House Shows, for the kind of monthly shows currently running. If you have an idea for something that might work please email office@horseTRADE.info.

We are always looking to diversify our programming, so if you see a kind of show, a target audience, a performer pool, a POV or anything else that is under represented in our existing shows or season, then quite simply, it will make us more interested.


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Le Théâtre Bleu, a non-profit organisation based in Quebec, Canada, is looking for submissions for a 2017 summer production.

What to submit:
  • Original comedies between 90 to 120 minutes. Preferably 2 to 5 characters.
  • Easy set and simple to produce. Previously produced or not. It doesn’t matter.
  • Electronic submissions only.
Financial & artistic arrangements: The chosen play will be translated in French by Bruno Lacroix, president and founder of Le Théâtre Bleu and a member of the Plawrights Guild of Canada, and produced in French.

The winning plawright and the translator will both get to share an equal percentage of box-office revenues of the 2017 production (10%. That is 5% each.)

Afterward, Bruno Lacroix, will do the promotion of that French version to French theaters around the globe. The winning playwright will remain the owner of this version but will agree by contract to give a percentage of the play’s royalties to the translator in perpetuity. That percentage will be discussed and approved by both parties before the translation of the winning play.

The winning play will be annouced in September 2016.

How to apply: Submissions are to be sent to: brunolacroix@bell.net

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

Synergy seeks new plays written by prisoners and ex-prisoners

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Synergy are looking for new plays written by prisoners and ex-prisoners. There are no restrictions on the basis of the content of these plays. You can submit your play by email or by post. It is useful if you are also able to enclose a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and the play.

We regret that we are unable to read and respond to novels, short stories, poems, teleplays or screenplays because we do not offer expertise or advice for writers working with these media.

If you have any questions then please email neil@synergytheatreproject.co.uk or call 020 3668 6730.

Submit your play by email to neil@synergytheatreproject.co.uk or by post to:

Neil Grutchfield, New Writing Manager, Synergy Theatre Project, 8 St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RR.

Babes with Blades seeks ongoing submissions

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Script Submissions

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Playwrights of all genders and plays of all genres are welcome. Male characters are great, so long as they don’t overshadow/outnumber the female characters.

Fights are a big part of what we do, so their inclusion in scripts is important to us – so long as they serve the story and the characters. We see fights in our shows as similar to songs in a GOOD musical: words fail, so musical characters burst into song. Words fail, so our characters resort to violence.
Finished but not polished is fine. Likewise, one acts are fine if the intent is to expand them, through development, into full-lengths. If you consider the piece complete as-is and aren’t interested in further development, please indicate that when you submit.
And of course the caveat – we typically work in small, black box theatres on limited budgets. A piece with multiple, complex locations and/or more than 10 characters that can’t be easily doubled might not be the best fit for us.

SCRIPTS ACCEPTED: Throughout the year. Deadline for consideration for 2016 has passed.

Got a script we should see? Want more info? Contact newplays@BabesWithBlades.org!
Please note – we are not considering musical submissions at this time.

Playwrights selected for the Fighting Words program will receive a set of three readings to facilitate the development of their script. Each play will be assigned a director who will take part in the development process from the start. All readings and moderated talk backs are videotaped and given to the playwright to aid with rewrites.

The first reading is internal and is attended by company members and the director; the playwright is invited but not sponsored. The second reading is an advertised public reading; the playwright is invited but not sponsored. The final reading is an advertised public reading with one choreographed fight and a reception following the moderated talk back; the playwright’s travel expenses will be sponsored up to $400 to attend. The playwright is given approximately two months between drafts for revisions with a schedule provided at the time of selection.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Storytelling Structure at Primary Stages ESPA

What is it you want to say with that play? What perspective do you bring to the piece to make it uniquely yours? And, most importantly, why are you working on it in the first place? This 6-week seminar forces you to examine all of these questions in order to approach every play with the goal of telling this story right now and for this reason.

By charting the development of the hero and opponent, their manifestation within the physical world, and the moral arguments that explode for the audience by journey’s end, you will develop a scientific vocabulary and collection of tools to examine your plays, with the aim of developing confident, taut work and a strongly articulated vision for a rewrite.

Instructor: Tessa LaNeve (Director of Primary Stages ESPA and Dramaturg of Bright Half Life at Women’s Project)
Wednesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
June 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27

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

We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Suburban Holidays V

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Quannapowitt Players of Reading, MA are seeking one-act play submissions from New England playwrights for their New Works Festival entitled “Suburban Holidays 5,” scheduled for November/December of 2016.

Seen “The Nutcracker” too many times? Can you recite the speeches by every ghost in “A Christmas Carol” by heart? It’s time for some new holiday traditions!

“Suburban Holidays 5” explores the theme of the holiday season (in whatever form that means for the playwright). Though we receive many winter holiday themed submissions (Christmas, New Year’s, etc.) all other holidays are welcomed. Have a Valentine’s Day play? We want to read it! Kwanzaa? Send it along! Purim? We’d love to see it!

* Plays will be fully produced, with a full set, costumes, props, sound cues and rep lighting. The sets will be simple, but you are not limited to minimalistic set pieces.

* One-act plays of any length will be considered, but plays of between 10 and 25 minutes are most likely to be accepted.

* Playwrights may submit one play only. If more than one play is sent, then none of your submissions will be considered.

* Preference is given to New England playwrights (MA, CT, NH, ME, VT). If you are not a resident of New England, your play will be considered, but we do like to offer opportunities to our New England neighbors.

* Plays must be submitted electronically in MS Word or PDF format, written in standard play format to the festival Producer/Director, Patrick Cleary at patrickjamescleary@gmail.com . Paper copies of plays will not be accepted.

* Plays must be the original works of the playwrights and unpublished at the time of production. Preference is given to unproduced works, but works with limited production runs will be considered

* There are no restrictions on cast size. In fact, we welcome large cast plays! Original musicals will also be considered, though musical accompaniment will be restricted to a keyboardist, should a musical be produced.

Submissions must be received by noon on July 1, 2016.
Playwrights whose plays are chosen for production will receive a $100 honorarium. Playwrights are encouraged to attend the Festival, and will be given two (2) complimentary tickets to every performance.

Playwrights whose pieces are chosen will be notified via email no later than August 15, 2016. Selections will also be posted on the Quannapowitt Players website (http://www.qptheater.com) at that date. If you have any questions about this festival or the guideline submissions, please contact Patrick Cleary at patrickjamescleary@gmail.com.

Please include the subject line “Suburban Holidays” on submissions and questions

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Discount tickets: A PERSISTENT MEMORY

Theatre Row – The Beckett Theatre
410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)
New York NY 10036
Limited engagement thru June 18th

David Huntington is losing perspective on his own reality. His most precious memories are slipping away. Haunted by his past, he finds help while investigating a phenomenon that is overwhelming the world’s elephant population. Through a series of unexpected encounters, David must confront his past and the way he looks at his own history. An epic tale that takes him from the streets of Manhattan to an elephant sanctuary in Tennessee to the villages of Uganda, this gripping new play explores the impact of childhood memories and how sometimes meeting the right people at the right time can change one’s life forever.

Special Offer

$29.50 (Regularly $49.50)


ONLINE: Visit TelechargeOffers.com and use code TRBI29
PHONE: Call 212-947-8844 and mention code TRBI29
IN PERSON: Bring a print out of offer to Theatre Row Box Office (410 West 42nd Street).

Box Office Hours: Monday – Saturday: Noon – 6PM, Sunday: Noon to curtain

Restrictions: Price includes $1.25 restoration fee. Not valid June 1st. Normal service charges apply to online and phone orders. Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Offer not valid on premium locations.




A New Comedy by Israel Horovitz
Directed by Barnet Kellman

Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street
6 Weeks Only! June 7 – July 17

Escape to Paris this summer
with this world premiere comedy

Four women arrive in Paris for the funeral of a 100 year-old man who loved each of them - at times variously, at times simultaneously. For 24 hours they share his apartment, delicious secrets and a dead cat. Out of the Mouths of Babes features a cast starring Oscar winner and 5-time Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, two-time Tony winner Judith Ivey, along with Angelina Fiordellisi and Francesca Choy-Kee.

Special Offer:

$39 (reg. $65) – June 7 to June 18

$49 (reg. $65) – June 22 to July 10


ONLINE: Visit CherryLaneTheatre.org and use code BRR39

PHONE: Call 866-811-4111 and mention code BRR39

IN PERSON: Visit the Cherry Lane Theatre Box Office with print out of offer.

Restrictions: $1 facility fee per ticket will be added in addition to Phone and Online Service Fees. Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Not valid June 16th or June 19th.

Scottish Book Trust seeks writers

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Submit your entry online by clicking the link below and filling out our form.

You can write in any form you like – story, poem, song, letter.

We openly encourage submissions in Scots and Gaelic; please submit an English translation with your piece.

Entries should be no longer than 1000 words and should be written on the theme of secrets and confessions. This theme can be interpreted broadly but stories must be true and about something that happened to you.

By submitting your entry you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Please read these carefully before submitting.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on 22nd June 2016.

This project is for adults only, and we will only accept your entry if you are 18+.

If you are submitting on behalf of somebody else, please make sure they have understood the terms and conditions and enter your name in the Forename and Surname fields, adding their name in the pseudonym field.

Once you have submitted your written entry, it will go through a brief moderation process and will appear on the site in a few days.

If you are having problems uploading your story, please email: frances.campbell@scottishbooktrust.com

Free performance space (1 hour)

Equity Library Theater has an open slot on July 16th at 1pm at the NYPL Alvin Ailey Theater on West 115th Street, for one hour. Do a reading of a new play! Or scenes from classic works, up to you! Free for all to participate and attend. Inquiries to submissions@pineyforkpress.com.

2016-2017 Ingram New Works Lab

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Nashville Rep seeks committed playwrights for residency in the 2016-2017 Ingram New Works Lab.

Submission deadline is 11:59pm CT June 13, 2016.
Full application information and submission form available at http://nashvillerep.org/ingram-new-works-application

The Ingram New Works Lab is an artistic home for playwrights and a fertile environment for the creation of great new plays. During monthly Lab meetings in Nashville, playwrights share and develop a new work based on artist-determined goals and receive transformative support and project guidance from dedicated staff. In addition to the monthly meetings, each playwright will participate in a week-long New Works Symposium in January 2017 with the recipient of the Ingram New Works Fellowship. Each playwright will be expected to work toward the creation of a new play that will be presented in a staged reading featured at the Ingram New Works Festival in May 2017.

Nashville Rep will award up to four residencies in the New Works Lab. Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft and must be available for all lab, symposium, rehearsal and festival dates.

Travel allowance and housing are provided.

All applications must include the following material:
  • A letter stating your objectives for working on a new play in the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Rep. You must include a description of your proposed play
  • One Page Bio with history as a playwright
  • One Page Artistic Statement
  • A full length play that best represents your writing skill

Apply online at http://nashvillerep.org/ingram-new-works-application

If you have additional questions, please contact Ingram New Works Lab Director Nate Eppler at nate@nashvillerep.org

Monday, June 6, 2016

Talking Stick Festival

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Full Circle First Nations Performance is accepting submissions from artists for the 2017 Talking Stick Festival. Fill out the information below.

We welcome work of both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts - theatre, dance, drumming, spoken word, music and multi-media in traditional or contemporary form - or maybe even a fusion of both!

Or if you would like to apply to be a Curator for the festival CLICK HERE

The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and who are seeking artistic support/guidance. Artists who are interested in having their work presented in the “Development Series” are encouraged to submit their application with:
  • A cover letter - outlining your interests and telling us a little about yourself and details of your project/application
  • 3 letters of reference.
  • A description of your Project in development (Maximum of 20 minutes performance)
All artists (professional and emerging) can apply in two ways: 1) Fill out the online application form found at the bottom of the page and upload your bio and photos. 2) Mail in your application

Mail in your application To mail your application, include the following in your artist package submission:
  • Cover letter - outline your interests and tell us a little bit about yourself
  • An updated bio on your performances
  • A sample of your work if you have it (CD – if you are singer / DVD if you are a performer / link to your website or YouTube / copy of your script)
  • Any other support materials you feel would help your application
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have your support material returned to you. Please ensure there is enough postage on your envelope.

Mail to: Full Circle First Nations Performance 2017 TSF Submissions 1577 W Georgia St., Vancouver BC V6G 2V2

No Phone Calls Please

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 15, 2016 After all submissions are reviewed, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further discussion. Due to budget restrictions, Full Circle is not always able to provide travel for artists. Therefore, to aid in their application, out-of-town artists are encouraged to pursue travel funding opportunities and include details of this in their applications.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

CHROMATICO LAB seeks new plays

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CHROMATICO LAB is looking for submissions of NEW (not previously produced) plays or musicals by playwrights from underrepresented backgrounds (i.e. African-American, Asian, Hispanic, LGBT, female, disabled, etc.). Selected works will get a staged reading to be held at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater in the West Village and will get invaluable support throughout the development process.

If interested, please submit a script and a short statement of how you fit into an underrepresented community in the theater and how a reading will help you at this stage of your process to:


All types of plays are acceptable. Full-length, one-acts, 10 minute, etc. Keep in mind that you MUST have secured rights for adaptations of copyrighted works.

For questions, message us here or at chromaticolab@gmail.com

Looking forward to reading your plays!

Friday, June 3, 2016


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This prize is offered as a memorial to honor the memory of the mothers of the founders. Having been in the “theater business” for a number of years, we are well aware of how discouraging it can be to submit plays and to receive no positive feedback. At times it seems that all our efforts, expectations and dedication are wasted.

Our prize is intended to identify dramatic talent, to give it a degree of acknowledgment, and to provide encouragement to continue. The prize is awarded based upon written scripts. The prize will, we hope, provide talented (struggling?) playwrights with some needed encouragement when any success seems impossibly far away.

The judges will accept only the first 75 submissions for each season; the cutoff date for each season is posted at the top of this website. A prize will be given four times a year, once each season. This means that all plays submitted within a season, Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter will be judged as a distinct group. First place winners will receive $35 and a certificate, second place winners will receive $10 and a certificate, third place winners will receive $5 and a certificate. Honorable mentions will only receive a certificate. The award is admittedly nominal. However, it may help you get your play produced in the future. And it should make you feel better about your work.

There is no fee to submit a play. Submissions are by email only. You must submit a word document or PDF file of your work.

Submissions will be as either rejected or entered into a pool of potential winners. The final winner will be determined at the end of each submission period. Winning plays and playwrights, with permission, will be identified.

If desired, we will provide a brief evaluation as to defects and/or suggestions for improvement of rejected plays. Let us know, in your submission, if you desire this. Be warned; we will be tough. We are VERY candid.

Optional Fees:

$7 for a detailed review
$10 for a detailed analysis of your play plus suggestions for improvements

Fees are payable via PayPal, credit card or check. Indicate in your submission e-mail if you wish to receive a review and how you will pay for it, you will then be contacted with the payment information.

Reviews may be quoted or used in any way desired by the author.

The judges do not intend to produce any of the prize-winning plays, except in highly unusual conditions.

  • Please submit one play per season, multiple submissions will be ignored.
  • Plays previously produced, or entered in other contests, are acceptable. 
  • Plays must have a widespread audience appeal.
  • Plays must not contain any profanity, blasphemy, or vulgarity.
  • Theatre of the Absurd plays are not acceptable. 
  • Plays may be on any subject as long as they show talent and effort.
  • Do not send any music. The lyrics alone are sufficient
  • Plays should be in the English language only and be presented in play format.
  • Play must be free from grammatical errors. Use spell and grammar check please.
  • Plays with editing errors will be judged harshly. 
  • If scripts are more than 60 pages, send us the first half, if we desire the second half we will request it.
  • Synopsis and autobiographical information are not necessary.
  • Your play should be presented with regard to realistic requirements which can be met by Community Theatre with regard to cast, scenery, sets, lighting, sound effects, etc. Community theater groups often operate with limited budgets.
Each submission should have the name of your play in the subject line, it is also appreciated if the file name is the name of the play. Include your contact information, and a sentence or two identifying your intention. Tell us what you hope to accomplish with your play.

Submit your play to dutchtheatre@gmail.com

Good luck, God bless and keep creating.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Cloverdale Playhouse – Guidelines for Playwriting Contest Submissions

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The Cloverdale Playhouse's Page to Stage Playwriting Contest is an annual call for previously unproduced, full-length scripts. 2016 Submissions will be accepted between May 15 and June 15th via pagetostage@cloverdaleplayhouse.org.
The Artistic Committee will read every entry "blind" - that is, with the writer's name hidden - then 
select a winning script for a reading to be held here on September 12, 2016.

Plays may be submitted between May 15 and June 15, 2016. No fee required. Only one play per playwright accepted.

About the Play
- Non-musical, full-length plays for writers 19 years and older.

-Non-musical, one-act plays for writers 18 years and younger. Must have parent’s or guardian’s written permission. All other requirements are the same.

- No limit on number of characters - No restrictions on subject

- Submitted scripts must be unpublished and must not have received a full production. The Cloverdale Playhouse reading is to be a world premiere.

- No translations or adaptations of previously published works

- No changes or revisions after submission

About the Format

- Must be submitted by email to pagetostage@cloverdaleplayhouse.org as an attachment in adobe acrobat pdf

- Must be written in English

- Adult Division: minimum 60 pages, maximum 120 pages, using the guidelines of http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.aact2.org/resource/resmgr/program_materials/script_formatting_guid elines.pdf

- Young Writers’ Division: minimum 10 pages, maximum 30 pages, using the guidelines at the link above. - Script must include, near the front: Cast list, brief character descriptions, and set requirements

- Script must have no indication of the author’s name on any page or in the file properties (this allows readers to be totally objective).

About the Reading
- Winner will be notified by August 1, 2016

- Members of the Cloverdale Playhouse Artistic Committee will judge the submissions and select a winner. The judges’ decision will be final.

- The winning play will be read at the Cloverdale Playhouse by actors from the community on September 12, 2016.

- Publicity for the event will be handled by the Cloverdale Playhouse. The winning playwright may be asked to participate in preparing the event and any media/marketing relating to the event.

While all reasonable care will be taken, the Cloverdale Playhouse cannot accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, submitted scripts.

The Cloverdale Playhouse and judges will destroy all electronic script submissions after the close of the program.

Incomplete submissions will be ineligible for inclusion in the program.

Questions? Please contact the Cloverdale Playhouse at (334) 262-1530. Email pagetostage@cloverdaleplayhouse.org or visit www.cloverdaleplayhouse.org

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