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Sunday, July 31, 2016

T. Schreiber Theatre seeks 10-minute plays

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T. Schreiber Theatre is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays that explore the idea of CHALLENGES. We encourage creative interpretations of the idea, both dramatic and comedic. We invite playwrights to submit pieces ranging from, but not limited to: political, personal, historical, religious, and fictional topics. 8 plays will be chosen to receive a 3-week run at T. Schreiber in February 2017.

Script submissions will be accepted from Thursday, June 2, 2016 until Tuesday, August 2, 2016

DEADLINE for submissions is Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.


-Plays must be 10 minutes or less in length (substantially longer plays will not be considered)

-Script should be in English, though submissions are accepted from playwrights worldwide

-Theme of “challenges” should be explored in play, though subject matter is open to the playwright’s imagination

-Seeking complete plays, rather than an excerpt from a larger piece – No musicals

-T. Schreiber recognizes the financial burden that multiple submission fees cost budding playwrights. It is part of our mission to encourage aspiring writers and as such, we accept financial responsibility for producing the winning plays. Therefore, the is NO SUBMISSION FEE for this year’s Schreiber Shorts!

If chosen, your play will receive a fully staged production and 3-week run at T. Schreiber’s Gloria Maddox Theatre.

-A director is assigned to each play. Auditions will be held, and a cast consisting largely of T. Schreiber students (both Equity and non-Equity actors) will be assembled.

-Rehearsal period of no less than one month before tech.

-We will supply a Stage Manager and technician to run sound and rights.

-Your play must fit within our theatre performance space. Tech abilities are limited, i.e. no special effects, with minimal required set, props, and costumes.

*We encourage submissions that make creative use of sound and lighting for atmosphere. Live sound (including Foley sound effects) is encouraged, as well as any pre-recorded sounds or music you imagine being part of your play. We have a wide variety of lighting instruments available (so specials and practicals are okay), although we do not have moving lights or a follow spot.

-Selected playwright finalists will be contacted no later than Monday, October 3rd.

To submit, please send your plays (as a PDF or word attachment) to schreibershortssubmissions@gmail.com  for review!


Both new and previously produced works will be considered. Please include the production history of your piece. (Please note, T. Schreiber has an additional annual New Works Project specifically for full-length plays that have never been produced.)

By submitting an entry for Schreiber Shorts, you are affirming that you are the sole creator of the play and entitled to confer performance rights. You further affirm that, if your play is chosen, you will grant performance rights, royalty-free, to T. Schreiber Theatre for up to sixteen performances during its production of Schreiber Shorts 2017. The play remains the sole property of the playwright.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Crossing Borders Repertory – Fall Reading

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Crossing Borders Repertory is a theater venture showcasing new and emerging writers and new work. Our mission is to explore topics that either directly or indirectly involve the crossing of borders between people: countries, religions, generations or life-stages; class, gender or racial differences—and the walls that must come down to allow the crossing—stereotypes, prejudices, hatred and blindly held customs.

For our fall reading we seek poetry, short prose and one-act or 10-minute plays that explore themes of culture and class. Crossing between cultures, crossing between classes―how does crossing affect how we think, how we live and how we relate to one another?

The submission deadline for the fall Culture and Class production is August 15 2016 but we accept work that fits the Crossing Borders Repertory vision on an on-going basis throughout the year.

See our submission guidelines and online submission at cbrepertory.com.

We also remind actors to make yourselves known at our site for future productions.

Friday, July 29, 2016

DEATHSCRIBE: The Annual International Festival of Horror Radio Plays

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The submission window for DEATHSCRIBE 2016, the Ninth Annual Festival of Horror Radio Plays, is from May 1 to July 31, 2016.

Submissions are accepted via email only at deathscribe2016@gmail.com.

Every year we seek 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to DEATHSCRIBE in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience. The writer of the winning piece, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, will receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award, as well as a $100 cash prize. Previous winners include:

2008: “Dark & Stormy” by Albert Gerber
2009: “Remembrance” by Christopher Hainsworth
2010: “The Change in Buckett County” by David Schmidt
2011: “Alabama Mermaid” by Jessica Wright Buha
2012: “Fish Story” by Joseph Zettelmaier
2013: “We Apologize for the Inconvenience” by Chelsea Paice
2014: “Fracture Zone” by Christopher M. Walsh
2015: “Earwigs” by Joseph Zettelmaier


PDF format is strongly preferred. If PDF is not possible, then only MS Word please.
All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but no identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.

Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length, and should follow radio drama format. An example of proper radio drama format can be found here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf

The DEATHSCRIBE experience includes performing the pieces on stage with Foley artists and a band creating the sound effects and music live. Therefore, scripts must be ready to produce, including direction for sound and music cues. Sorry, but submissions cannot include usage of copyrighted music.

Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in any year.
NO SCREENPLAYS. SCREENPLAYS WILL BE DISCARDED. WE KNOW THEM WHEN WE SEE THEM. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)

DO NOT submit full-length plays for consideration in Deathscribe. They will be discarded. If you wish to submit a full-length horror play to WildClaw, see our general submission guidelines.

All submissions must be made electronically. Please make sure your script is formatted correctly according to the guidelines and submit your script as an attachment to deathscribe2016@gmail.com. Please include the title of your play in the subject line.

Deathscribe selections are “blind.” The title page should include the title of the script, names of all authors, and the address, phone and email address of the author(s). The subsequent pages must include only the manuscript title and page number and NO identifying personal information (name, address, email, etc.) or it will be disqualified.

Please be aware that these scripts, if chosen, will be performed by no more than 6 actors, therefore scripts with more characters will require double casting by the director of the piece.

Questions? Email them to literary@wildclawtheatre.com.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Bridge Initiative is accepting new plays and musicals written by women

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The Bridge Initiative is accepting new plays and musicals written by women for this year’s “Playwright of the Year” award. Stipulations are that the work must be in development with a cast limit of eight (8) and that the writer has an understanding of the next stages needed towards the creation of their play. The playwright will be submitting her piece with the intention of committing time, work, and rewriting within a conscious and measured pipeline of development that will be generated with The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre and three other theatre companies committed to the shepherding of the work and writer throughout the process. A panel of professional theatre artists nationwide will adjudicate the submissions.

It is necessary that our winning writer be available for the development process, beginning with a week-long residence in Arizona February 21-26th 2017 with a dedicated director, actors, and supportive artists throughout the week in Arizona, and beyond.

The PLAYWRIGHT OF THE YEAR (winner) will receive:
Promotion of themselves and their play on The Bridge Initiative: Women in Arizona Theatre website, press releases both locally and nationally, and our social media channels. In addition, similar promoting with our network of three additional supportive theatres: Magnolia Theatre Company, WAMTheatre Company, and InProximity Theatre. These three female-focused theatre companies are joining forces with The Bridge Initiative to help foster the playwright throughout her process.
A week-long developmental workshop that will include a professional director who specializes in development, dramaturg, actors, and other supportive artists for the process that will best serve the play and playwright.

Additional staged readings of the play with Magnolia Theatre Company and WAMTheatre regionally, as well as InProximity Theatre in New York City, that will include the support of producer and artists. 

The writer may attend in person or via Skype or FaceTime.
Travel, housing, and stipend for the week of development in Arizona.

Submission instructions: Female playwrights only. The play must not have been fully produced prior to this contest and there must not be any rights attached to the script. Submit online to bridgeplaywright@gmail.com

Application must include 

1) a separate resume with all contact information, 

2) separate cover letter that addresses your intended vision of process for the development of your play, 

3) a separate list of three theatre work-related references with their contact information, and 

4) a full script in pdf format that is completely scrubbed (no name or contact information) for the blind reading process. 

Musical submissions with artistic teams that are at least 50% female will be accepted and must include recorded samples of at least three songs, in addition to the materials described above. Failure to follow these directions may disqualify your play or musical. If you have any questions, please contact The Bridge Initiative: Women in Arizona Theatre at info@bridgeinit.com.
Deadline: August 1, 2016.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

NYCPlaywrights readers poll results

Thanks to everybody who voted in the NYCPlaywrights readers poll. We asked readers to describe themselves. Here are the results - voters could pick more than one option so the total is more than 100%.
  • Actor: 28%
  • Designer: 4%
  • Director: 23%
  • Playwrights: 95%
  • Producer: 15%
  • Stage Manager: 2%
  • Theater Lover: 31%
  • Other: 4%

2016 Playwrights and Artists Festival

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It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2016 Playwrights and Artists Festival. We, as always, extend first look to those who have submitted to our festival in years previous. The artwork will follow a refresher on the rules.

1. The play must be inspired by one of the works of art below.

2. The play must be written between the dates June 13 and August 7 2016

3. The play length needs to be between 15 – 20 minutes

4. Cast size maximum, 5 characters. Set should be implied.

5. The playwright would need to attend at least one of the two weekend performances (which take place in November). In person is preferred but we have in the past skyped with playwrights. As our festival is starting to reach a greater number people in wider locations we feel that we must take this into consideration. We always hope our playwrights can attend in person and feel the energy and excitement of having their work performed onstage for the first time but we understand that sometimes this is not logistically possible.

6. Plays must be submitted by midnight of August 7 2016.

There are no exceptions to these rules. We love the idea of fresh work based on the inspiration of our chosen art. We choose our artworks carefully. We love to see where it takes our playwrights. Each piece of art has infinite possibilities of inspiration. We wish all good luck writing and can’t wait to see the results.

And now here are this years artworks.

Artist: Adam Schultz

Artist: Sungchul Hong 

Artist: Blazo Kovacevic

Submissions must be made to this email address (binghamtoncitystage@gmail.com) with “2016 playwright submission” in the subject line. 

Please send 2 copies of your play, one with your name and information on the title page and one completely blind with only the title and the piece that inspired it. I realize there are no titles with the artwork so a description of the piece is fine. Hopefully I will have titles for the pieces soon. 

Once the deadline hits I will be taking each play and categorizing it by artwork and the plays will be sent to our adjudicators. There will be 2 plays chosen for each artwork. Once they are chosen I will contact all those who submitted. Please allow for at least 3 weeks to adjudicate. 

Again I wish good luck to all those who choose to submit this year!

Happy writing!

Park Playhouse seeking new musicals

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Park Playhouse Inc. in Albany, NY, is seeking submissions for new musicals by unpublished and emerging composers, lyricists and librettists.

Submissions will be considered for possible inclusion in upcoming first annual new musical festival in New York’s Capital Region. 

Submissions may be workshopped through a staged reading or concert production as part of new annual festival, and may be considered for full-scale professional productions in future seasons.

The ideal submissions will be full length (at least 90-minute) musicals of either one or two acts, and will not have been produced in a professional setting to date. All genres and subject matter are welcomed.

Please send brief description of piece, PDF of libretto/score, and any links to examples/recordings of music from the piece. 

Submissions selected for workshop and development will be notified before the fall season. 

Please send materials by email to Owen Smith, Producing Artistic Director of Park Playhouse and Managing Director of the Palace Performing Arts Center, at owen@parkplayhouse.com 

Or send hard copy materials/recordings to: Park Playhouse, Attn: Owen Smith, 19 Clinton Avenue, Albany, NY 12207. Submissions accepted through July 31, 2016.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Fall Writing Classes at Primary Stages ESPA!

Fall 2016 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! We're thrilled to announce this semester’s lineup of opportunities in our writing department:

This 10-week class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page.
Annie MacRae (Associate Artistic Director, Atlantic Theater Company)
Michael Walkup (Producing Director, Page 73)
A. Rey Pamatmat (Writer, House Rules; Co-Director, Mi-Ya Writer's Lab)
Sofia Alvarez (Writer, Friend Art at Second Stage)
Bess Wohl (Writer, Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova)
Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, Julius By Design at Fulcrum Theater, "Kings" on NBC)

Melissa Ross (Writer, Of Good Stock at MTC, Nice Girl at Labyrinth)
This new class is for those with complete (or nearly complete!) first drafts who are ready to hear the play in full and embark on strategic rewrites.

Edwin Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
Whether you choose to embark on a rewrite of your entire play or focus on individual scenes, writing exercises and in-class discussion will inspire you to ask new questions of your play, look at it from various angles, and deconstruct it with your fellow writers

Leah Nanako Winkler (Writer, Kentucky at EST)
Developing a strong portfolio of short plays is one of the fastest ways to become a produced or even published playwright. In this class, you’ll learn how not to waste a single word, cut mercilessly for the sake of the story, think outside of the box of structure, and have some fun.

Kate Cortesi (Screenwriter, New Line Cinema)
In this 10-week class, you will apply the concepts of character development, visual storytelling, theme, plot, and dialogue to your own original script. Class time will be devoted to the development and discussion of new stories as well as screenplays-in-progress, with assignments and feedback tailored to the needs of your project.

Ken Urban (Writer, The Happy Sad at The Public)
This class is for playwrights who want the tools to transition from stage to screen. Writing for television has the potential to be not only artistically satisfying, but lucrative as well.

Kate Wetherhead (Writer, Director, Creator of "Submissions Only"; Actor, Broadway's Legally Blonde and ...Spelling Bee)
Over the course of this 10-week class, our studios will transform into a TV writer’s room as you develop the first season of your very own dramatic or comedic web series with the creator of “Submissions Only”, Kate Wetherhead.

Jill Rafson (Director of New Play Development, Roundabout Theater Company)
In this 2-day workshop, Jill Rafson (who personally shepherded the original commission, development, Off-Broadway and Tony-winning run of the Pulitzer-nominated The Humans) will help you conquer the overwhelming task of writing about yourself and your work.

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. For a full list of classes, including workshops and Online Classes, visit http://primarystages.org/ESPA. Classes begin in September. Start and end dates vary.

ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans. 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.

London Horror Festival 2016

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Calling all writers! Creators of horror! Macabre storytellers! Nightmare sculptors!

Following the success of last year’s short play competition ‘It’s Not What It Seems…’, which crowned the beautifully disturbing psychological thriller ‘CHEW’ by Sarah Tejal Hamilton the winner, we are once again calling for playwrights of all abilities to submit a 10-15 minute script.

This year’s theme … BADASS WOMEN!

Give our female actors a leading role they can really sink their teeth into! Good or evil, we want to see women at the centre of the story, as highly developed characters and forces to be reckoned with.

Submissions are open from now until Sunday 31st July, after which the festival team willshortlist 3 plays to be staged by a professional cast and crew at The Old Red Lion Theatre, one of London’s top fringe venues and host of the London Horror Festival 2016. The plays will be performed on Monday 10th October and the winner will be picked on the night by a special guest judge and awarded with the opportunity to stage a fully developed production of their play!

Please Click the Documents & Guides link at the top of this page for a brief.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Ars Nova Residency

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Play Group is a two year residency in which members become a part of the Ars Nova Resident Artist community. In addition to biweekly meetings where members share new work and receive feedback from their Play Group peers, members also receive dramaturgical support and artistic match-making advice from the Ars Nova artistic staff; invitations to Ars Nova shows, Resident Artists mixers, and to see the work of Play Group alums around the city; two Play Group writing retreats; and the opportunity to further develop and showcase one of their plays in a weeklong workshop that can culminate in a public reading. 


All playwrights who identify as emerging are eligible to apply. In selecting new members, we will take into account the strength of the submitted play, what the writer stands to gain from membership at this point in her/his career and the overall balance of voices and styles within the group. Writers of all genders, races and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please click HERE for the application form. Applications require one full-length play, a resume, two professional references and a personal statement describing what the playwright hopes to gain from membership. Applications for Play Group 2017 will be accepted beginning June 30th and must be submitted by midnight on July 31st to be eligible for consideration.

Still Crazy (After All These Years!)

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Looking for short plays with characters 55 or older

A Festival of new short plays for and about Seniors.

Looking for as yet unpublished, short plays in which ALL the characters are over 55 years old. This will be a non-Equity, short run festival in Fall 2016 in CT. Playwrights will be paid a small honorarium.

Deadline: August 1, 2016.

1. ALL CHARACTERS MUST BE OVER 55 YEARS OLD. Maximum of four actors.

2. Plays must be 15 minutes long or less. Monologues are accepted.

3. Plays must be unpublished. Previous productions are allowed (congrats!).

4. Simple, easily changed sets will be looked on favorably. No helicopters.

5. No more than two play submissions per author. Send us your best!

6. Please include your contact info on title page and in cover letter. Please include character and set descriptions on page 2 of your script. Previous production history may be included in cover letter, not required.

7. We are only accepting submissions by e-mail. Please attach your script as a Word document or PDF. PDF preferred. No hardcopy submissions.

How to submit:

E-mail submissions only, send to: info@straykatstheatrecompany.org

Please put "Senior Festival Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail.

We will announce our final selections in early Sept. 2016.

We look forward to reading your plays. Thanks!!!

Friday, July 22, 2016

David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize Guidelines

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We will be accepting submissions for the 2017 David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize from July 1 - 31, 2016.
We will no longer be accepting submissions via email or standard post. Please complete the application form and upload your materials below.

David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize Guidelines
• Submissions will be accepted from July 1 – 31, 2016
• Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays in English in any genre
• Musicals, translations, one-acts, and any play previously submitted for the prizes are not eligible
• Plays may not have received or be scheduled for a full-scale, professional production prior to submission
• Playwrights must be citizens of the United States
• One submission per playwright is allowed each year; if you plan to submit for the 2017 Sky Cooper Prize, you must submit the same play for both prizes
• Playwrights submitting on their own behalf should submit a 10 page dialogue sample; Agents may submit full scripts for consideration. We prefer submissions as PDF of word documents (.pdf or .doc) with last name, first name, (title of the play) as the document title. For example: Wilson, August (Seven Guitars).pdf

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal submission guidelines

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Lagos Literary and Arts Journal is always in search of exceptional talents to promote.

If you feel you believe you are a good writer whose voice should be heard all over the world, send us your best short fiction, essay or poem.
If you have taken some extraordinary photographs, and you think you should rank amongst the best, send them to us with your bio.
If you have written a review about a book you have just read, and you want other people to know about the same book, send us the review and we will pass the message along.
If you have met a great artiste (writer, musician , artist) you think is so amazing and is worth promoting, send us your report .
If you have interviewed any of them, all the better, send us the interviews and some pictures, we will do our best

Lagos Literary and Arts Journal publishes all genres of creative writing and media related to creative endeavors – including but not limited to poetry, fiction, essay, memoir , drama; political essays, satire, profiles, book reviews, anything to stimulate public interest in Nigerian art and culture. As much as possible please keep the length of all submissions below 2500 words; and the size of other media (image. video. audio) less than 3MB
You may submit files of following type; doc , rtf, jpg , gif , png,
Submissions are invite from all over the world.
All work to be considered for publishing should be sent to the editor at the following : editor@lagosliteraryjournal.com.

LLAJ is primarily a promotional publication, aiming to bring to light the work of new talents. We generally only pay an honorarium of $20 ($10 for poetry) for any work used in the print edition.

To obtain a sample copy of the journal (N800), visit our editorial and fulfillment office at:
AM Book and Team Publishing Limited
1 Olanipekun Street, Ososami Road,

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Generate 31 New Plays in 31 Days

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Brooklyn, New York – The 31 Plays in 31 Days Project, an annual event challenging playwrights to write 31 original plays during the month of August will be accepting submissions beginning August 1st. Participation is free and open to the public.

The project was founded in 2012 by Rachel Bublitz and Tracy Held Potter and as a way to motivate playwrights to generate a large quantity of material in a short period of time. Since 31 Plays in 31 Days’ inception, hundreds of playwrights from around the world have participated each summer, many of whom have gone on to produce or publish the work they had begun during the project.

In addition to posting daily writing prompts and playwright interviews, 31 Plays will be hosting two free writing workshops in New York City and Los Angeles to further motivate participants. The New York workshop will be held at the historic Drama Book Shop in the heart of Manhattan’s theater district, and the Los Angeles event will be announced closer to August. The workshops will be streamed live on Facebook.

Topher Cusumano, Executive Director of 31 Plays in 31 Days, hopes this year’s project will offer playwrights even more inspiration and motivation to help them complete the month. As an organization dedicated to helping writers produce more work, 31 Plays is also bringing back the popular optional submissions process. “Last year we didn’t ask laywrights to submit their 31 plays through digital submission because we wanted playwrights to feel like they only had to answer to themselves during this process,” Cusumano explains. “However, participants in years past thought the submissions helped them stay on track, so we’re bringing it back for the folks who benefit from that ype of structure.”

The submission link will go live on the 31plays31days.com website August 1st at 12:00am when the project officially kicks off. Playwrights interested in participating are encouraged to follow the project on Facebook (facebook.com/31plays31days) and Twitter (twitter.com/31plays31days) for further updates.

Seeking short plays for young audiences

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Lit on Fire will be a collection of roughly ten-minute parodies of common titles from high school English class reading lists. Selected plays will be published as part of the collection, and licensed individually for performance.

Plays should be aimed at high school performers, but with the ability to cross over to universities, and middle schools looking for a challenge.

Our preference is for parodies of novels or other non-dramatic material (i.e. not plays).

To see examples of the kind of thing we're looking for, check out these plays that are already published by YouthPLAYS (http://youthplays.com) and destined for the collection:
  • Everything you need to know about The Scarlet Letter in 10 minutes or less by Don Zolidis
  • HKFN: The Abbreviated Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Jeff Goode (ten-minute version) 
  • Moby (No Last Name Given) by Arthur M. Jolly
Submit by August 1, 2016 through the YouthPLAYS website Submit a Play page.

Some potential ideas:
- The Count of Monte Cristo
- The Three Musketeers
- Robin Hood
- Arabian Nights
- Little Women
- Jane Eyre
- Wuthering Heights
-The Time Machine
- Sherlock Holmes
- 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - The Lady of the Lake
- Edgar Allen Poe
- Alice in Wonderland
- Swiss Family Robinson
- War & Peace
- Great Expectations
- Gulliver's Travels
- Don Quixote
- Rip Van Winkle
- The Headless Horseman
- The Illiad or The Odyssey
- The Art of War
- The Tao Te Ching
- Call of the Wild
- Dracula
- Ulysses
- The Picture of Dorian Gray
- Beowulf

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


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Seeking never produced before ORIGINAL 1 ACT PLAYS (7 minutes to 30 minutes)
(cast, directed and ready to perform)
And never produced before DANCE PIECES (7 - 20 minutes)
August 10 - August 27, 2016 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. (at 8th Ave) NYC

We are looking for passionate playwright/producers from the Tri-State area who wish to participate and try out a new short play (7-30 minutes) or a DANCE PIECE (2 - 20 minutes) in front of a live audience!

This is an opportunity to bring your NEW short 1 act play or dance piece to life!

And it is FREE to participate!


We will supply a technician to run your sound and lights for your production.

And again, there is no fee to participate.

Please know this Event is NON-EQUITY ONLY.

To submit your NEW, never produced before short 1 act play production or dance piece, please email:
The complete play, or synopsis of the dance piece,
a synopsis of the play,
the running time of the play or dance piece,
the set and lighting requirements,
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:


by August 8, 2016 at Midnight.

Please put “THE AUGUST EVENT" in the subject heading.

1 act play productions and dance pieces will be considered on a first - come first-served basis.
(The earlier you submit, the better your chances of being accepted.) If we fill up all production slots early on, we will end submissions earlier than August 7, 2016. Once submitted, we will get back to you within a couple days as to your acceptance.

Again, there are NO Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees of any kind.

If you have any questions about THE AUGUST EVENT 2016,
please drop us a line at: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Can Serrat Residency

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ONE full granted writer is invited for a two-months residency at Can Serrat, including accommodation, workshop spaces, local food supplies [the grant does not include travel costs ]

Then, a shortlist of artists are selected for a 50% or 30% support.

Can Serrat, is a rustic house close to an old and mysterious mountain – there is no topic to answer, although jury expects proposals who take in consideration the place and environment – as well as it is expected from the artist a position regarding contemporary creation .

Send an application between July 1st to August 1st

Documentation required:
-One and only pdf file named: “lastname-canserrat-Wcall-july-2016”

This file must contain:

3 pages sample of recent works (prose, poems, screenplays, etc…)
Cover letter introducing yourself and short summary of the project.
Curriculum Vitae

We accept applications in English, or Spanish. We will not accept applications in any other language.

Send application using the application form at the end of this page.

Total file size not to exceed 5MB

Monday, July 18, 2016


Push Down Gently and Turn
By Carrie Hart Stratton
2015 New Works of Merit Honoree

Staged Reading:
July 21st, 7:00 p.m.
Theater 54, Shetler Studios
244 West 54th Street, 12th Floor

Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals

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Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild

We're now accepting full length play submissions for the 2017 Caleb Reese Festival of New Plays and Musicals.

The Festival will be held between May 1st and May 14th 2017. 

The Festival presents four staged readings of new unproduced plays or musicals, an Evening of New Short Plays and a Composer/Lyricist Cabaret. Playwrights whose work have been presented include Beau Willimon, Y York, Donna Hoke, Kris Bauske, Jack Heifner, Janet Neipris, Craig Bohmler, Hal Corley, James McClure, Rich Orloff, Eric Coble, Dale Wasserman, & Richard Warren.

The Festival is accepting submissions for the following:

Full Length Plays:
  • Both dramatic and comedic.
  • Plays should be original, un-produced full length scripts
  • Plays should be in a development phase that would profit from a staged/concert reading by a professional creative team and open to additional development process.
  • Please no screen plays.
  • No multiple authors or collaborations will be accepted.
  • Scripts may not exceed 120 pages of dialogue and must be submitted bound or in a folder or by e-mail (send fee separately to the address below).
  • Cast size must be limited to 5 actors or less (actors may play more than one role)
  • No more than 5 locations.
  • Submission fee: $10 Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild
  • Please make checks, money orders, etc., payable to Phoenix Theatre. Payments must be included with your script. Do not send cash. 
  • Please mail a full bound script/libretto to Phoenix Theatre, C/O Robert Harper 100 E McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • Or send your submission to r.harper@phoenixtheatre.com with Full Length Submission in the subject line. Please make sure the script is submitted as a PDF.
  • A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.
  • Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival

Full Length Musicals:
  • Musicals should be original and un-produced
  • Please send librettos/scores bound or in a folder or by email.
  • CD’s of studio recordings are accepted as well.
  • Musicals should be in a development phase that would profit from a staged/concert reading by a professional creative team and open to additional development process.
  • No more than 3 authors (book writer, lyricist and composer) will be accepted.
  • Librettos may not exceed approximately 120 pages of dialogue/lyrics.
  • Cast size must be limited to 8 actors (could play multiple characters) or less.
  • No more than approximately 5 locations.
  • Full Length Musicals would receive a staged reading/concert reading.
  • Submission fee: $10 Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild
  • Please make checks, money orders, etc., payable to Phoenix Theatre. Payments must be included with your script. Do not send cash. 
  • Please mail a full bound script/libretto to Phoenix Theatre C/O Robert Harper 100 McDowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • OR send email submissions to r.harper@phoenixtheatre.com 
  • Please put Full Length submission in the subject line. Please make sure that the libretto/score is submitted as a PDF and send fee separately via email.
  • A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.
  • Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival.
Short Plays
  • No fee required
  • Plays should use 5 or fewer actors, comedy or drama (please no musicals).
  • Selected short plays will receive a staged reading in our annual Evening of New Short Plays.
  • Plays should be unproduced.
  • Please email submissions to r.harper@phoenixtheatre.com (Robert Kolby Harper: Associate Artistic Director)
  • Please put Short Play Submission in subject line.
  • Please make sure that the play is submitted as a PDF.
  • No more than 2 submissions per playwright are accepted.
  • Please include phone number.
  • Travel and lodging for the festival not included.

For full length scripts we offer a staged reading, with professional actors, directors and dramaturges, to be held May 1st – May 14th 2017 in Phoenix. If your script/musical is selected, you must be available to be in residence for a 8-10 day time span during the span of the festival.

Scripts will NOT be returned.

All submissions will be accepted starting May 1, 2016.

Deadline for submission postmarked by: August 1, 2016

Finalists will be chosen and contacted by: November 1, 2016

For questions please email:

Mr. Robert Kolby Harper at r.harper@phoenixtheatre.com
(Associate Artistic Director/Festival Director)

To submit your script:
Please send to:
Phoenix Theatre
C/O Robert Kolby Harper
100 E. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monsterpiece Theater Collective is seeking new plays for its New Work Series.

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Monsterpiece Theater Collective, a non profit independent theater company based in New York City, is developing a vehicle for new playwrights with its New Work Series. Playwrights are encouraged to electronically submit one new work to be considered for a reading series and the possibility of a full production, produced by the Monsterpiece Theater Collective. In order to be considered your play must meet the following criteria:
  • all works must be complete, no treatments or works in progress
  • only one piece per playwright
  • no more than 8 actors needed for production 
  • approximately between 30 - 90 minutes in length with no intermission 
  • sent as a PDF in standard script format
  • plays must not be previously produced in New York (readings and staged readings are ok) 
  • musicals submissions will not be considered without submitted demo tracks for all songs
  • playwright must hold copyright for any material used that is not original to the playwright 
  • playwright must be local or able to travel at own expense
  • playwright is encouraged to be involved in rehearsal process and must be present for all performances. 

Playwright will be contacted upon receipt of submission and again when selections made.

Monsterpiece Theater Collective will choose no more than 6 pieces to be presented in a staged reading format with directors and cast chosen by the Collective. Of those readings, one will be chosen by audience vote to receive a full production. Reading series to take place in late September or early October 2016 with full production slated for November 2016.

To submit please email a brief synopsis with contact information and attached script to the address below. Direct submissions only.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


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Fraud & Phony, a new theatre collective in Chicago, is seeking submissions of ten-minute plays for "UNPRODUCEABLE", an upcoming live reading event. We're looking for your biggest, weirdest, least produceable ideas. The kind of scripts you might otherwise be embarrassed to send, or that you aren't sure are actually GOOD but that you find really funny, or even the Sex and the City fan fiction scene that you wrote that one time when you tried to imagine what it might be like if Samantha dated an astronaut.

We're looking for your best worst ideas, basically, to be a part of this one night live reading at Trap Door Theatre in Chicago on Thursday, August 4 at 8 p.m. This will be a free event, and will be filmed...so it's a great opportunity to get your untenable ideas performed by some talented actors in front of an audience and SEE WHAT HAPPENS.

· Submissions should be sent to: fraudandphony@gmail.com,
ATTN: UNPRODUCEABLE by Monday, July 18

· All applicants will be contacted regarding the status of their application by Wednesday, July 20

· Length: Up to 15 pages

· Characters: As many as you want, with the understanding that we may multicast if you have like...40 people or something

Friday, July 15, 2016

Five Minute Mile – Theatre on the Run

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Cone Man Running Productions is announcing a nationwide call for the second iteration of our series ‘Five Minute Mile – Theatre on the Run.’ The series will perform at Obsidian Theatre in Houston Texas on November 10th – 19th, 2016. Michael Weems will serve as Artistic Director for the series.

We will be staging a one-of-a-kind theatre festival. Each evening, twenty (20) plays will be performed off book by a core ensemble of actors. Eight (8) of those plays will be set for each evening, six (6) will be drawn at random by audience members and the last six (6) will be voted on by the audience. Every night will be a different experience! If the playwright is able to attend, we will work with them to assure their play is one of the five set plays performed that evening. Requirements:

· Submissions will be accepted through Sunday July 31st.

· This festival is open to current residents of the United States. English language plays only.

· Five minute plays or monologues. No scenes or parts of other plays. We’re looking for compact plays/monologues with a start, middle, and end.

o Special note for monologues: PLEASE take the time to read them out loud, time them, and allow for inflection and beats.

· For plays, no more than 4 pages (12 pt font and 1” margins), for monologues, no more than 1.5 full pages (12 pt font and 1” margins)

· Please put ‘Cone Man Running – 5 Minute Mile’ in subject line.

· Please include a short blurb describing your plays/monologues.

· No published works. Previous productions okay if not staged within Texas.

· No work that has been submitted previously to Cone Man Running or Five Minute Mile.

· Minimal set and properties.

· No musicals, screenplays, adaptations, or theater for young audiences.

· Three submissions per playwright - however no more than one piece by a playwright will be accepted. If you have co-authored a work, this counts as one of your three submissions.

· If your play is optioned for publication anytime in this process, please contact us ASAP as this will make your play ineligible for our purposes.

· Please submit all files in only: MS word or pdf.

· If plays do not meet all of these requirements, they will be illegible for consideration.

· Please note, all plays will be photographed and recorded for archival and marketing purposes. In submitting your work, you acknowledge and allow for your show to be performed on the dates listed above, photographed, and recorded.


· Please do not include any identifying information on your script – in your cover letter/email please list your name, phone number, email address, physical address and your play’s title.

· We will not provide any feedback on scripts.

· From the submissions, 50 plays will be shortlisted as semi-finalists and will be read by our board. We plan to announce the selected thirty-two (32) plays by Sunday, August 28th, 2016.

· No submission fee.

· Please submit all the requested materials to conemanrunning5mm@gmail.com. Email submissions only.

· Cone Man Running reserves the right to decline scripts for any reason we see fit.


· If one of your plays are selected and you are able to attend, you will be provided with two complimentary tickets to the show. We will be unable to provide any additional compensation or funding towards transportation or lodging. Your show will be guaranteed a minimum of two performances.

· Please email us at conemanrunning5mm@gmail.com if you have any questions.

For more information on Cone Man Running, please visit:



Discount tickets: VISITING HOURS

Om Shanti Productions presents
an Equity Showcase Code production of

Visiting Hours

written by Joshua Kaplan
directed by Dina Vovsi
featuring Richarda Abrams*, Adam Bemis, Amy Gaipa*, Michael Grew*, Dan Grimaldi*, Karen Tsen Lee*, Maureen Shannon*, Joel Stigliano
set by Frank Oliva, lighting by Jason Fok, sound by Emma Wilk
stage manager Ryan Keller

Presented at Theaterlab NYC
357 W 36th Street New York, NY 10018
Thursday, July 28, 8pm
Friday, July 29, 8pm
Saturday, July 30, 3&8pm
Sunday, July 31, 3pm

Decades of conflict has left the Stein family set in an unspoken state of war. But when the family’s crazy – though not insane -- matriarch lands in the ICU, the perpetual silence is permanently broken, uncovering old wounds and creating new ones. Visiting Hours follows the Steins as they attempt to navigate the present in the shadow of the past.

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

NYCPlaywrights readers and subscribers offer -- HALF-PRICE TICKETS FOR THURSDAY 8PM SHOW.  
Email visitinghourstheplay@gmail.com to purchase, write "VisitingHours2016 Special" in the subject line. Limit one per customer.

Cimientos 2016

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There is no submission fee for Cimientos.
Submissions lacking any of the following guidelines will not be considered.
  1. Submission will only be accepted through the online form here. (only visible in June 2016.)
  2. Submissions must be the author's own work. The piece shall be free from copyright restrictions and the author agrees to hold IATI Theater and directors free and harmless from all copyright claims.
  3. The playwright must commit to be present on the staged reading performance of his/her work.
  4. The playwright must commit to be present on the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) assigned to his/her work.
  5. This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in a New York audience feedback. However, because of the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel), every playwright must be present to take part in the monthly meetings or commit to presenting feedback electronically or in written form on the dates of the PPP's and with no delay.
  6. Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.
  7. Submissions must not exceed 90 minutes in length.
  8. The play must require 5 actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 actors and do not provide a clear and stageable doubling explanation will not be reviewed. If doubling is possible, it must be expressed clearly on the online form.
  9. The submission must be a completed full-length play that has not previously been produced in any setting. If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must inform IATI Theater of the specifics on the online form.
  10. The author’s name(s) should be nowhere within the script, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document. Scripts will be read ‘blind’.
  11. Submissions for the 2017 Season will only be accepted from June 1 to June 30, 2016.
  12. Please use a standard playwriting format.
*The 2017 Cimientos will consists of two main components:

*PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel): Playwrights accepted to the program, IATI Theater’s artistic staff and other specially invited theater professionals will converge in workshop meetings to discuss the new works that make up the particular season. Every meeting will be dedicated to a single playwright in the program, the focus being in further advancing the text before it is presented in front of a live audience.

*SRP (Staged Reading Presentation): Each playwright in the program will be given the opportunity to present his/her play in a directed, professionally acted staged reading. Thus, the piece will be exposed to a receptive audience that further develops the featured script through a post-reading talkback.

To submit go to the following link and fill out the application: https://iatitheater.wufoo.com/forms/m179psyr0js9t16/

Thursday, July 14, 2016

MRT'S Summer One Act Play Competition seeks immediate replacement play!

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We just had a play pull out of our Summer One Act Competition (with a $1000 prize for best play) due to an actor conflict, so we are seeking a short play production (7 - 20 minutes - cast, directed, ready to be performed) for the following dates:


On the date below you will be given a 15 minute time slot to go through your tech with our technician. This 15 minute slot will be for you to set up your sound and light cues with our technician, and to work out set, props etc etc.

Monday July 25, 2016 at 9 pm


Monday August 1, 2016
6 pm to 8:20 pm


Follows are the 3 dates minimum that you will be performing in the competition - 4 more if you move on to the Finals.


Tuesday August 2 at 6:30 pm
Thursday August 4 at 6:30 pm
Friday August 5 at 9 pm

And IF your play moves on to the FINALS your team must be available to perform in the Finals with 5 other plays on these dates:

Thursday August 11 at 6:30 pm AND 9 pm
Friday August 12 at 6:30 pm AND 9 pm

To submit your one act play production please email:
  • The complete play,
  • a synopsis of the play,
  • the character breakdown,
  • the running time of the play,
  • the set and lighting requirements, 
  • the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where) 
  • your mailing address,
  • and a creative team leader contact email address to:


by ASAP.

Please put “Summer One Act Competition” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within 24 hours if not sooner!

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

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

Once accepted, there will be a $155.00 participation fee.

There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.

Discount tickets: A DAY AT THE SEA


By N.C. Hunter

Directed by Austin Pendleton

The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row – 410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

A Day by the Sea is a warm, human and often humorous depiction of the "crisis" of middle age. Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it’s not too late - he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh - but will the results be any different?
“A subtle, civilized comedy… humorous, touching, gentle, wistful, and wise.”
Brooks Atkinson, The New York Times

“As bright as the sunny days in which the scenes take place.” 
– The Stage, 1953


Special Offer - $49.75

(Regularly $57.50)

Performance Schedule*

Tuesday – Saturday 7:30pm | Saturday & Sunday 2:30pm

*Added Performances: Wednesday 8/24 & 9/21 2:30pm


ONLINE: Visit TelechargeOffers.com and enter code TRG49

PHONE: Call 212-947-8844 and mention code TRG49

IN PERSON: Present this offer at Theatre Row Box Office – 410 West 42nd Street
(between 9th & 10th Aves)

Box Office Hours: Monday – Saturday, Noon – 8pm; Sunday, Noon – 6pm.

For more information, visit www.minttheater.org

**Ticket price includes a $2.25 facility fee. Service fees apply to online/phone orders. Schedule is subject to change. All sales are final.

Offer subject to availability. Offer may be revoked at any time. Maximum 8 tickets per order. Valid until 9/24/16.

Lucky Penny's 5th Annual Festival of 10 Minute Plays

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Lucky Penny's 5th Annual Festival of 10 Minute Plays will be presented in Feb 24-Mar 12, 2017. The production title this year is "Kids Rule the 8 x 10" and we are asking for plays that include roles for young actors.

The REVISED submission deadline for "KIDS RULE THE 8 x 10" is July 31, 2016. The remainder of the timeline is as follows:

Submission deadline: Must be postmarked by July 31, 2016
Evaluation period: Aug 1-Sept 30, 2016
Authors notified and selections announced: By Oct 1, 2016
Selection of director(s) and casts: By Dec 1, 2016
Rehearsal period: Jan-Feb 2017 (At directors' discretion)
Performance dates: Feb 24-Mar 12, 2017 (3 weekends)


1. Submissions must be 10-minute plays that include at least one role for a male or female actor age 6 to 16. All subject matter is acceptable but plays must be suitable for young performer participation. Authors should write for an adult audience - this is not a children's theatre production. Comedy and drama, both musical and non-musical will be considered. Musical submissions must include sheet music/score as needed. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the submitting playwright.

2. Scripts and related materials must be postmarked by July 31, 2016.

3. Sets, lighting needs and other technical requirements must be minimal. Since the winning plays will be produced, no play considered technically un-producible will be considered.

4. Maximum number of characters per play is four, and for this year, at least one role must be suitable for an actor age 6-16.

5. Running time is to be 10 minutes or less, which may mean 6-10 pages depending upon the density of dialogue. Authors are responsible for submitting work that is within the 10 minute running time limit. Cuts will be requested of the playwright for any selected play which runs over the limit regardless of the number of pages in the script.

6. Plays must be typed/word-processed, numbered, and stapled. Do not use binders or covers.

7. Plays must be presented in proper script format.

8. No electronic submissions will be allowed. (And please don't tell us "Hey, it's the 21st century! Other people accept email submissions!" We know that. We don't.)

9. All submissions are judged blind and this requires two types of cover pages. One, a separate cover letter, will include your name, address, phone number, e-mail and the play title. The other will be on each copy, but only showing the title. There can be no identifying information on the script other than the title. Do not include the author’s name on every page.

10. There is no limit to number of plays that an individual may submit, but each play must be accompanied by the proper cover pages as described. Only one play per author may be chosen.

11. Scripts cannot be returned. Lucky Penny Productions assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.

12. The eight best plays will be selected from all entries by the reading committee. Notification to authors will be made by October 1, 2016. The eight selected plays will be staged in Feb-Mar 2017 as “Kids Rule the 8 x 10: A Festival of 10 Minute Plays.”

13. The author of the play chosen as the "People's Choice" will receive a $100 honorarium from Lucky Penny.

To submit your play:

Mail 3 copies of each script along with the two types of cover pages to:

Kids Rule the 8 x 10: A Festival of 10 Minute Plays
Lucky Penny Productions
1357 Foster Road
Napa CA 94558

The selection of directors, actors and designers for the selected plays is at the sole discretion of Lucky Penny Productions. An author may participate in the process if participation is requested by the producing company or the director selected for the project.
Entry of a script into this festival grants to Lucky Penny Productions the right to produce the entered play only for this specific event in Feb-Mar 2017 and authors retain all rights to their work for future production or publication.
The producing company reserves the right to remove and/or replace any play selected by the reading committee if, once in rehearsal, the play is found to be unproduceable as determined by the festival coordinator. Selection of a replacement play is at the sole discretion of the producing companies.
The producing companies reserve the right to reschedule or cancel the festival at their discretion if conditions beyond their control require it.
Authors, if their play is selected for production, grant to Lucky Penny Productions the right to use their name, biographical information and photo for purposes of publicity and marketing during the period Sept 1, 2016 through the performances dates in Mar 2017.
Submission of a script to this competition signifies the acceptance of these waivers and conditions if the play is selected for production.

Questions can be directed to Coordinator Barry Martin at info@luckypennynapa.com or you may call or text to 707-738-2920.

MPAACT is seeking submissions

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MPAACT is seeking submissions of full-length original plays by African American and African Diaspora playwrights for its 2017-2018 season. Selected playwrights will be given development opportunities over the next year to prepare work for world premiere productions with our Chicago company. Female identified playwrights strongly encouraged to submit.

Submission Guidelines

Materials should be submitted electronically to submissions@mpaact.org, and include:

- Cover letter
- Brief biography
- Resume (optional)
- Synopsis, with casting breakdown
- Full script

Deadline for submission is June 21, 2016.

Questions about our programs can be directed to Demetria Thomas, Literary Development Manager, at thomas@mpaact.org

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company currently accepting submissions

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If you are submitting to:
1- Our short play festival “This Round’s On Us” (about 10 minutes) *
2- The Political Play series (Full Length about 90 min) Note: Submissions do not have to be about Politics per se, but must be about topics that are socially and/or culturally significant.
3- The TV-style project (Episodic sitcom sample script- 20-30 pages) for **The New Situation Company. We are interested in writers residing in New York, as the team will be meeting frequently during script development. If you do not live in the New York area but would like us to consider your work, feel free to send in your sample script, as we would like to feature guest writers in the project as well.

“This Round’s On Us” TRAVEL TIME
We are accepting new works for our 2016 This Round’s On Us festivals. The plays do not necessarily have to be set in these time periods, but they should at least be informed by the social, cultural and/or political happenings of the time. Whether you find inspiration in the movies, music or theater of a particular decade, the major events that formed the historical narrative or which have been ignored by history, or the everyday lives of people in the bygone days of the not-so-long-ago, you can send your 10-minute play to NylonSubmissions@gmail.com

This Round’s On Us festivals new theme of Connecting/ Disconnecting, exploring the digital world, past and present, and how technology brings people (places or things) together while also putting new forms of separation between them. It can take place in any time period -

We welcome creative application of the theme!

Connect / Disconnect: DEADLINE: July 28, 2016. (new deadline)

To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonsubmissions@gmail.com Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: 1970’s and your name.

Deadlines for “Political Play Series”
To be considered please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonLIT@gmail.com
Subject Line: Name of Play and Playwright.

We will contact you if your work matches what we’re looking for.
Thank you!

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company

2017 Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays

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It's that time of year again, and we are opening short play submissions for our sixth annual Briefs: A Festival of Short LGBTQ Plays, which will be held in Spring 2017 in St Louis, Missouri. The festival is well attended and received and usually gets excellent coverage.

We are looking for plays that are 8-12 minutes in length, have two to five characters and that can be done with simple staging/props (we only use cubes for the set and minimal props), and that are LGBTQ themed. You can read all about last year's festival on our website, at http://www.uppityco.com/briefs5.html .

In the past few years, we have gotten a lot of pieces about coming out and also on marriage equality. We would prefer to get pieces based around other concerns unless the piece is really special or offers a new perspective. LGBTQ characters or themes must be central to the piece, and we are especially interested in reading plays that explore the experiences of LGBTQ people of color, trans experience, youth and seniors. Comedy is a plus.

We work with a dramaturg, and it proves a very successful addition to the festival, especially for work that has not yet been produced or that might have needed additional attention. Do let us know if you would be open to using his services if we suggest it.

Please do not send us pieces you have sent before as we keep previous submissions on file, if you are unsure, email Becky at becky_galambos@sbcglobal.net and ask before submitting. You may submit more than one play, but please submit each play separately.

Deadline for submission is June 30, 2016.

Please submit the following in the cover letter or attached-

1)100 word bio of the playwright
2) a short synopsis of your play
3) production history if applicable (or note that there is not one)
4) full contact info including email, home address, and cell phone for the playwright, if there is another number you are reachable at, please include that too.

Submit to: https://thatuppitytheatrecompany.submittable.com/submit

There are extra upload spaces available if you would like to send a headshot, photo or promotional material from a production or other attachment you think we might find of interest.
Due to our small staff and the volume of material we receive, once we confirm that the submission is received and accepted, we will only contact you if we have questions or decide to produce your work. We can't wait to start reading all of your wonderful submissions! If you have any questions, email our submissions manager Becky at becky_galambos@sbcglobal.net.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Infinity Stage, Sound & Film seeks scripts

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Infinity Stage, Sound & Film is an indispensable one-stop shopping source of new scripts, songs and incidental music, actors, singers & musicians, soundbeds, sound engineers, sound effects, cinematographers, techies, and venue for directors and producers of staged productions and indie films, as well as arts lovers everywhere.

Infinity Stage would love to hear from playwrights, composers for stage and screen, actors, singers, musicians and blog writers. Inclusion on the site is free. Please send inquiries and submissions to mistercomposer@gmail.com

Playwrights: In the body of your email, please include a short summary, number in cast, genre and any disclaimers. Also tell us what you wish to receive in royalties. Attach a pdf of the play or musical (of any length) and a short excerpt. Keep the title and byline, but omit personal contact information. (so that we know the client came through our site). Also attach a jpg file of cover art, if possible, and for musicals, at least 3 mp3s. (musical writers will eventually need a score/lead sheets and, if possible, a backing instrumental track). This is a totally non-exclusive publishing deal. We make no claims on your work and there is no fee to the playwright. We keep only 15% of royalties and script sales to partially offset the cost of marketing.

Actors/singers: Listings are completely free of charge. There are no qualifications or conditions. Just send a jpg headshot, contact info, a brief bio and include a 10-year age range, your union status, your home base, and, optionally, a Youtube or Vimeo reel.

Musicians: send an optional photo on jpg, instrument played, a brief bio, and style of play that is your specialty, including whether you sight read or play by ear.

Bloggers: Please send a sample or previous work, especially theatre-related.

Overtime Theater Call for Submissions

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SUBMISSIONS for the 2017 season open NOW through 7/31/16

Devoted solely to producing new and original work, we are particularly interested in bold and innovative plays that are challenging and entertaining.

We are seeking unproduced original work, adaptations of films and novels, translations and adaptations of classic works, musicals, comedies, tragedies, melodramas, kitchen sink musical comedies, operas, light operas, operettas, soft rock operas, heavy metal boulevard farces and many other forms hitherto unknown.

If you can imagine it, then we will make it happen.

We are open to any genre, with a special emphasis on genres that are often neglected in theater such as science fiction, adventure, superhero epics and cross-genre works, immersive environmental plays, or pieces that are truly “uncategorizable”!

While we are looking to nurture and develop local artists we are also open to giving voice to artists across Texas and to other artists national and international.

We are, in short, looking for exciting plays that will move the audience of today and perhaps be a beacon to audiences of the future.

Located between the Pearl Brewery complex and the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Overtime has been voted the favorite theater of readers of the San Antonio Current for six years in a row. The Overtime is home to two performing spaces, one of which is small while the other is quite cozy.


Currently we do not have a stipend for playwrights. Writers, directors, cast and crew are all compensated through an equal share of audience contributions and other donations to the “love bucket” which is divided at the end of a production’s run. Artistic staff and the board of the Overtime are all volunteers.

This is not an ideal situation, and it is hardly reflective of the value we believe art should have, but it is as fair and democratic a way we have of ensuring the survival of a theater for the people and by the people.

Guidelines for up to 2 submitted works


Please submit your plays in PDF format.

We will accept full-length plays, “one-acts” and even shorter works that may be combined with other authors’ works for a full program.

We will even consider cycles of plays or anything else you can come up with.

We will accept submissions for serial pieces with the following requirements.

1. A completed pilot episode.

2. A series bible that defines characters and story arcs and an outline of the total run of the series.
3. A detailed synopsis for each of the following episodes.
4. An outline of the plan for scheduled completion of the serial season.
Movement Based Pieces/Improvisational pieces/Devised Pieces

We will consider forms of performance that are not “traditional” plays.

For these we will consider them in several forms.

1. For choreographic pieces (dance, ballet, etc.) we will consider pieces with a descriptive text.

2. If the artist is proposing to direct/perform then we will also like to see a sample of previous work and a full CV in addition to a descriptive synopsis of the piece.
3. For improvisational/devised pieces we will consider them based on a descriptive concept statement along with a full account of the process by which the proposed piece will be created.
Other Proposals

In addition to the above we will consider other options for a play or performance that is not covered here. Please contact us with your proposals.

Again, if you can imagine it, then we will consider it.
How to Submit

In an effort to be ecologically responsible, the Overtime Theater accepts scripts with all materials (PDF format please) in one email (use link below) no later than 7/31/16. You may submit up to two works.

Please do not email us asking if we received your play, when we will read it or if we will get back to you. Last year we received over 900 submissions and as you can imagine we are very busy reading them all. Yes, all of them. If your work is chosen you will be contacted.

Send submission to submissions@theovertimetheater.org and the subject should be Creative Work Submission

play for voices and words without borders contest

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Calling all literary translators, radio dramatists, and international radio drama enthusiasts! Play for Voices, in partnership with the lovely online journal of international literature Words without Borders, seeks radio play scripts in English translation for our first contest.

We invite submissions of translated radio plays of all lengths and from all languages. The Play for Voices producers and Words without Borders editors will select the winners. The winning play(s) will be produced by Play for Voices and published in Words without Borders.


– Plays must be written or adapted for radio. We are not currently seeking unadapted stage plays or other literature.

– Plays can be of any length, and translated from any language.

– Translators should determine that performance and publishing rights are available before submitting and, if possible, provide contact information for the rights holders.

– Play for Voices and Words without Borders will retain nonexclusive first publication rights to produce and publish submissions.

– Submissions should include two attachments:

* A single MS Word document containing: 1) the English translation of the play; 2) short bios for the author and translator; 3) a translator’s note that includes background information about the play and its production history; and 4) any details regarding rights.

* A PDF of the original play.

– Multiple submissions are permitted.

– Please email submissions to contest@playforvoices.com.

– Submissions will be accepted until June 31, 2016.

Please note: We are seeking only translated plays for this contest, but we encourage writers of original radio plays in English to send us their work anytime!

general submissions


Please email your original English-language radio play, along with a short bio, to submissions@playforvoices.com.

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