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Monday, December 31, 2018

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship 2018/2019 Application Guidelines

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Application Deadline: January 23, 2019 11:59 PM EST
Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional development. NYFA serves individual artists through providing financial and informational assistance across four flagship programs: Fiscal Sponsorship, NYFA Learning, Online Resources, and Awards and Grants.

For over 30 years, in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts has awarded Artist Fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living and working in New York State and/or Indian Nations located therein for unrestricted use. The Fellowship award accepts submissions in 15 different disciplines, with 5 disciplines reviewed each year on a rotating three-year cycle. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are awarded to eligible artists of all career levels regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ability/disability, financial standing, or geographic location.

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout the state at all stages of their professional careers. In 2018, NYSCA/NYFA awarded 89 Fellowships, totaling an amount of $623,000.

Award Summary
● Unrestricted $7,000 awards
● Awarded to individual originating artists, living in New York State 2+ years, 25+ years old
● NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are not project grants
● Applications are reviewed ​anonymously​ in the preliminary panel review rounds
● Peer-Reviewed panels
● Free to apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must meet all of the following requirements ​by the application deadline​:
  • 25 years old or older
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New
  • York State
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian
  • Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2017 & 2018)
  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind
  • Are the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights; ​not awarded to
  • interpretative artists such as dancers or actors
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
  • Are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2018-2019 panelist
  • Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award.


Sunday, December 30, 2018

Share Your Theater Story: Larry Rinkel

L-R my three great actors from the Maplewood production: Steve Shoup (nominated for best actor), Alice Rothman-Hicks, and Jack Turell.

Thanks to Larry Rinkel for sharing his theater success and for his kind acknowledgement of NYCPlaywrights. Glad we can help!

I consult nycplaywrights.org daily for submission opportunities. My short farce "The Fable of January and May," a modern-verse adaptation of "The Merchant's Tale" from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," was originally written for a competition at UrbanStages where it was a semi-finalist. I then directed the play for Long Island City's Secret Theatre 1-Act Festival in May 2017, and later for Maplewood, NJ's ThinkFast Festival in February 2018, where it was nominated for best play. All three opps from nycplaywrights.org.

~ Larry Rinkel
If you would like to share your theater story please do - send your story - and pix if available to story@nycplaywrights.org

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Breaking Through the Box seeks one-acts/full-length plays & musicals

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Breaking Through the Box, a Bordentown, New Jersey based Non-Profit Theater Company, is looking for plays written by up-and-coming playwrights (or new work by published playwrights) for our 2019-2020 season.

DEADLINE: 11:59pm on December 31, 2018. 

The theme of the season is “The Power of Art”, and we are looking for one to two new plays/musicals to showcase. This theme could relate to art within the story of the play, or the specific art form the play is written in (Forensic Theater, Devised Theater, Theater of the Oppressed). This play will not only be produced but also have opportunities for workshopping and feedback on the script once cast and before rehearsals begin.

To Submit: You may either submit a one-act/full-length play/musical that you believe relates to this theme. The plays will be looked at by our Director of Development, Joe Piserchio, who will send the top prospects off to our Artistic Director. The playwright chosen will be contacted in late February/early March, and negotiations over the details of the process will be discussed then.

Please submit all work to  bttb.development@gmail.com

If you have any questions or comments before submitting, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Metropolitan Playhouse accepting submissions for new one-act plays

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Metropolitan Playhouse, New York's OBIE Award-winning explorer of America's Theatrical Heritage, is currently accepting submissions for new one-act plays inspired by the life and history of New York's Lower East Side.

Submissions will be evaluated by Metropolitan's artistic staff, and we will produce up to 10 of the submitted plays in June 2019, as part of our 8th Annual East Village Theater Festival.

Playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100 for their submissions.

Subject - Very Important:

Plays MUST pertain specifically, though not necessarily exclusively, to the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan.  Please DO NOT submit plays that do not conform to this simple guideline.  We are eager not to waste your--and our--time.  Plays that do not in some way illuminate life and/or conditions in that neighborhood--past, present or future--will not be considered.  The subject or theme may well pertain to other places as well, but they must be quite specifically applicable to the East Village/Lower East Side.

As a secondary consideration, and as in prior years, preference will be given to plays that pertain to a chosen theme. For Volume 14, the theme is Perseverance as it relates to life in the East Village of today and in eras past.  (See below for more information.)

Submission Deadline:
Completed scripts must be RECEIVED, by mail or e-mail, by 5:00 pm Sunday, December 30, 2018.

By Mail:
Metropolitan Playhouse
220 E 4th Street
New York, NY 10009

By e-mail
PLEASE SUBMIT as ".pdf" files to EVC14@metropolitanplayhouse.org

The Festival
East Village Chronicles, Vol. 14 is the 14th seasonal festival of new plays that celebrate and explore the varied history and eclectic culture that have defined Manhattan's Lower East Side (in all its permutations).  The selected plays may include a variety of styles and tones, unified by their being clearly related to life in the theater's neighborhood.

Metropolitan Playhouse will produce the plays on our 3/4 thrust stage in our 51 seat theater at 220 E 4th Street.

The plays will be directed by a director engaged by Metropolitan to coordinate and rehearse the entire festival.

The plays will be performed by a core company of actors, cast specifically for the festival, each of whom will most likely perform in more than one festival play.  The cast of any given play will be drawn from this core company, and therefore anyone cast must be suitable for more than one play.  Because we are forming a company, while playwrights' input is highly desired, final decisions remain with Metropolitan's artistic staff.

The Theme for 2019: Perseverance

The Chronicles plays have been connected each year in that they have focused on a certain topic, theme, or timeline.  Selecting plays that are inspired by some such organizing principle helps to give the festival shape and to enrich the experience for audience members.  (See * below for further discussion of the theme idea.)

This year, the Chronicles will be devoted to Perseverance.  We believe this theme is especially resonant within the context of our national conversation and the particular history and character of the neighborhood.  In our neighborhood, with its history of promise to newly immigrated Americans, its long defiance of the conventions of mainstream lifestyles, its tradition of political opposition, and its current rapid rise in real estate values, perseverance has always driven its residents' day to day attack on the world.

Playwrights are encouraged to respond directly, indirectly, and creatively to this idea; how a play relates to the notion of "Prosperity" is up to the playwright.

Technical Guidelines

We are seeking plays of between 10 minutes and 1.5 hours that can be played by 5 or fewer actors.
The plays may be presented with at least one other in a given evening, and as a consequence, should not require elaborate set or properties.

Performance Dates (subject to change):   June 6  - 23, 2019

Metropolitan Playhouse
220 E 4th Street

Alex Roe
Artistic Director, Metropolitan Playhouse
212 995 8410

Celtic Calling Play Writing Competition

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Celtic Calling is now accepting submissions of original plays, vignettes, or one-acts, not to exceed thirty minutes, with a Celtic theme, to be performed during the weekend of the Fourth Annual Celtic Calling, March 1-3, 2019, at a location to be determined.

The deadline for submission is December 31, 2018, and the winning submission will be announced no later than January 15, 2018. A $100 stipend will be provided to the writer(s) of the winning entry.

  1. All proposals and scripts must be typewritten and emailed to CelticCallingCopperPintPlay@gmail.com by December 31, 2018, at 5:00pm. PDFs preferred. 
  2. Multiple submissions are permitted, as are collaborations between writers.
  3. The submission must be original, and the entrant must have the rights of performance and broadcast prior to submission. Celtic Calling will be granted exclusive rights of performance from the time of submission through March 31, 2019. Celtic Calling will be granted the right to permit the broadcast of the winning submissions, all or in part, in perpetuity.
  4. The play should not exceed thirty minutes. 
  5. The play must have at least two characters with speaking roles.
  6. Celtic Calling may charge for tickets to the performance, which will go to offset the costs of production of the play(s) and/or festival. 
  7. The submission must have a ‘Celtic’ theme, which is solely up to the interpretation of the reading committee.
  8. The play(s) will be selected by a committee, whose decisions are final, including the decision not to decide, should the entries not meet the requirements or other standards.  

Sandwich Arts Alliance is seeking 10-minute plays

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The Sandwich Arts Alliance is seeking new plays, especially those written by Cape playwrights.

The alliance will present a staged reading of six new, 10-minute plays on the theme “Love Gone Right or Wrong” on February 15. These readings will feature props, costumes, simple sets and audience participation.

Scripts may be submitted for consideration to manganlady@gmail.com by December 30, 2018.

Share Your Theater Story: Jennifer O'Grady

From the production of PERSEPHONE: (left) Kendell Katz and (right) Lynda Rettick

I find your site invaluable. In fact, NYCPlaywights is often the only place I look for submission calls. One of many opps I learned about on NYCPlaywrights that resulted in a reading or production is Heartland Theatre Company's 10-Miinute Play Contest. This year I submitted my play “Persephone” and it was one of eight new plays selected for Heartland’s 2018 10-Minute Play Festival. I’m very grateful to NYCPlaywrights for the generous free listings and for all your support of playwrights. Thank you! 

Thanks to Jennifer for sharing her theater story and for letting us know she has the following productions coming up for 2019:

—World premiere of EMILY’S ROOM @ Rover Dramawerks (Plano TX) 3/28-4/6
—Reading of ELLERY by The Bechdel Group @ The Tank (NYC) 4/1/19

Share Your Theater Story: Mark Rosati

Thank you Mark for sharing and for your kind words! Congratulations on your shows & readings!
NYC Playwrights is an indispensable resource for playwrights. Over the past five years, I'd say that half of my productions and staged readings resulted from NYC Playwrights, including two festivals in NYC during one month last year. So grateful to Nancy for her tireless work sharing these opportunities!
If you would like to share your theater story of any time you've gotten a production thanks to seeing an opportunity at NYCPlaywrights send us your story - and production pix if possible - to story@nycplaywrights.org

Friday, December 28, 2018

Call for Submissions: SHE PLAYS staged readings

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Plays about women, written by women, directed by women.

Part of WHAM! Women History Artist Month produced by Goddard Riverside, Silver Glass Productions and 29th Street Playwrights Collective.

NYC-metro-based women playwrights only.

Our goal is to give women playwrights an opportunity to develop and present their work as a staged reading and participate in the process.

Submissions open Dec 28 -- Submissions Close on Jan 11.

Event date: March 18th, 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Theatre 647 Columbus Ave btw 91st & 92nd Streets. (Tech rehearsal Sun Mar 17 10-2pm)

Please submit plays up to 10-minutes in length and monologues, no more than 5 minutes.

One submission per playwright. Send us your best. Only first 150 plays will be read.

Plays will be performed as a staged reading by actors we cast.

Each play will have a director and 3-5 hours of rehearsal. You must be available to attend both rehearsals and performance.

NYC metro area women playwrights only! This is a community-building event. We want you to be there, participate, network and celebrate.

Stipend for all participants (including playwrights): $25.00

Submit: Here
Contact info on the first page.
One Submission

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/29StPlaywrights
Twitter: @29StPlaywrights

Questions? Email us at 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Share Your Theater Story: Carlos Jerome

Corell Barker-Hall and Rafael Reyes in The Pain Inside at Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre

Thanks Carlos Jerome for sharing your theater stories - and congratulations on your multi-media success!
nycplaywrights.org has helped me toward a number of productions and readings.  One I’d like to share with you was at Actors’ Theatre of Santa Cruz.  
Having  learned through nycplaywrights.org about the Actors’ Theatre 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival, I submitted my play, The Pain Inside, for their 2017 program.  They accepted it and ran the play (directed masterfully by Robin Aronson) as part of the show though January 2017.  You can see a video of their performance of the play -- with Rafael Reyes and Corell Barker-Hall – on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdyniTOccYJHMx9C6Qi5-Tw  . 
Lawrence Harbison then included the play in his 2017 Best Ten-Minute Plays (Smith & Kraus).

Please continue with the great work at nycplaywrights.org.
If you have a story to tell about finding a home for your work thanks to NYCPlaywrights, let us know by sending your story - and if possible a photo from one of your shows - to story@nycplaywrights.org

Share Your Theater Story: Tom Misuraca

Award-winning production of SHARK WEEK
performed by Shondavette Timm, Pauletta Sataua, and Pamela Wood 
Directed by Maridian Broadus

Thanks to Tom Misuraca for sharing his theater stories. You can hear the interview with Tom and the performance of his SHARK WEEK on the NYCPlaywrights Podcast here:

And congratulations to Tom for having so many theater stories!

2018 has been my most successful year of playwriting to date. And if I don’t owe 90% of that to NYCPlaywrights Blog, I owe more! I won two Playwriting Awards for full-lengths and three Audience favorite awards for ten-minute plays. I had twenty-two short plays produced and seven stage read all over the world: Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit, Chicago, Brooklyn, New York City, Orlando, London and other parts of the UK. I even had a play published in a e-zine in Puerto Rico! Plus, I had a full length play and 11 short plays performed on radio/podcasts… one of those being Shark Week, which was performed on the NYCPlaywrights Podcast, and I had the honor of being interviewed by Nancy. 
Shark Week went on to win Best Play of the Week Three of the North Park Playwrights festival. Thank you, Nancy, for all you do for us.

You can learn more about playwright Tom Misuraca and his work at http://www.tommiz.com

If you have a story to tell about finding a home for your work thanks to NYCPlaywrights, let us know by sending your story - and if possible a photo from one of your shows - to story@nycplaywrights.org

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Share Your Theater Story: Allie Costa

Two Girls - produced in Toronto at the inspiraTO Theatre Festival.
In this haunting and poetic duologue, two women emerge from a violent attack.
Written by Allie Costa, directed by Julia Rowland, featuring Natalie Morgan and Amy O'Grady

Allie Costa responded to our recent blog post Share Your Theater Story.

She writes:

I've had multiple productions thanks to notices I saw on NYCPlaywrights, including the Off-Broadway premiere of TWO GIRLS, produced by the #metoo plays, the first Toronto production of TWO GIRLS at Theatre inspiraTO, the staging of BOXES ARE MAGIC at Four Quarter Theater in New York, and the forthcoming production of WHO SHE COULD HAVE BEEN at Eden Prairie Players. Thank you so much, NYCP!


Thank you Allie for sharing!

NYCPlaywrights wants to hear from those who have used this web site to get theater productions, Send us your story along with images from the show(s) to story@nycplaywrights.org and we will post it on this web site.

Kapital K Productions Reading Series seeks scripts

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Kapital K Productions wants your play to be a part of our inaugural series. We will host 3 play readings in the first half of 2019. That is three opportunities to tell stories that are told by, with and for women that are on the margins.

We only have one requirement, your play must place at least one women of color at the center. It's that simple. Kapital K encourages inclusion all around. We do not have to exclude anyone to make room for another.

Please submit by Dec 31st. 

Reading dates

  • 2/10/19
  • 4/7/19
  • June 2019 TBD

Submission form

Monday, December 24, 2018

The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting

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This award is for full-length plays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a 1 page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:
1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College in July 2019, and the second at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, during their 2019/2020 season.  How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

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

Questions? Email Kate Mulley at kate@voxtheater.org


Call for Submissions for an evening of ten-minute plays at Buffalo State College

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Call for Submissions
Deadline: January 3, 2019

Call for Submissions for an evening of ten-minute plays at Buffalo State College. The program will run two nights during the Spring 2019 semester.
Submission Guidelines:

*The play must have characters in 18-25 range, no exceptions. If needed, you may include ONE (1) character not in that age range, but we are looking for plays that will resonate with the diverse young actors playing the roles, as well as the diverse college students in the audience; changing the ages on a generic play probably isn't going to work.

*Playwrights may submit one or two plays, but if you submit two, please do so in separate emails.

*All plays must be no longer than ten minutes, which may actually mean fewer than ten pages. If you’re not sure, please read it aloud.  No exceptions, no matter how brilliant the extra minutes may be. We mean it.

*All plays must have minimal set requirements. Plays chosen will receive full productions at Buffalo State’s black box theater, but with eight plays being performed, there is no time for elaborate set changes.

*Please email ten-minute plays with minimal set requirements to buffstateshortplays@gmail.com in standard format in Word or PDF.

*Email subject line should have your name and title of your play, e.g. MARY BROWN/MY AWESOME COLLEGE AGE PLAY.

*Body of email should contain contact information (including email and phone) and the play’s production history ONLY. You don’t have to write a cover letter, so please don’t. Anything other than the requested information is only going to give us a bad first impression (i.e. you don’t follow rules).

*Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

The Deadline:
Submissions must be received by January 3, 2019. We prefer earlier to later, as we read and cull as the submissions come in.

You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your play. Finalists will be notified by email by mid-March. We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

The Producer:
Buffalo State will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the run of the show.  We will encourage directors to be in touch with playwrights throughout the process. For more information about the theater department at Buffalo State, please visit our Web site: theater.buffalostate.edu.

The Production:
Plays will be presented together as an evening of theater.  Chosen playwrights will receive a copy of the program, four complimentary tickets to be used any night of the run, and a $25 royalty.

If you have questions, please email buffstateshortplays@gmail.com with QUESTION in the subject line.

We look forward to reading your work!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Seeking submissions for "Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2019"

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Deadline December 31, 2018

This year's theme: 2 OPPOSITE ENDINGS

This is Sundog Theatre's 17th annual presentation of new and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

--Original plays not previously produced/published, with a signed note affirming that.

--10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry.

--Contemporary, involving 2-3 characters and requiring no special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting.

--No overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

--No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

--As in life, a little humor is good.


Plays should be written with 2 brief endings. The endings should be 1-2 pages each
and have an opposite story line.  One character will break the 4th wall-in character-
explain briefly the two ending choices, and ask the audience to vote on which one they wish to see.

Remuneration:Six authors will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five February/March 2019 performances in Staten Island.

--Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and contacts) to: Sundog Theatre, "Scenes 2019", PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301
--Include the title of the play on each page.
--Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, a 70-word bio and also full resume of the author.
--Should be postmarked from now until no later than December 31, 2018.
--Do not submit plays electronically.
--Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org.  Susan Fenley, Producer

Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog's website early in 2019.

Las Vegas Little Theatre 2019 Annual New Works Competition

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1. All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.
2. Plays must have no more than 8 actors– doubling characters is allowed
3. The set must be simple or representational.
4. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.
5. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.
6. Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.
7. Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black box in May plus $150
2nd prize = $75
3rd prize = $50
8. Contestants must sign a release form(application) to authorize production
9. Scripts cannot be returned
10. Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.
11. The winning author agrees to the production of his/her play with no royalty payment. The author also agrees to allow LVLT to video tape the production. LVLT cannot provide transportation, lodging or other compensation for the author to travel to Las Vegas for the production.
12. Members of LVLT’s board of directors may not submit for this competition
13. Submissions will be accepted through Dec 31, 2018. The winner will be announced no later than March 30, 2019.
14. Decision of the judges is final. Any disputes will be decided by the LVLT board of directors.
15. Only 2 submissions per person please.   If more than 2 submissions are received from an individual, only the first 2 received will be considered.
16. Each submission will be assigned a number and author’s names will not be provided on judge’s copies of the script to prevent any bias.

3920 Schiff Drive
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(702) 362-7996


Share your theater story

Have you gotten a theater production for your play thanks to seeing a notice at NYCPlaywrights.org?

First - congratulations! - second please share your story with NYCPlaywrights - where was your production? Tell us about your play. Do you have any pix of the cast or the set?

Send your story to story@nycplaywrights.org and with your permission we will share it on this web site.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Torrent Theatre is seeking One-Act and Full-Length plays

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Torrent Theatre is seeking One-Act and Full-Length plays that have not been performed in New York City for consideration in our upcoming performance season.
Rules of Entry:
- One play submission per playwright allowed.
- All script submissions must be in PDF format and submitted via this form.
- Scripts with modest production requirements are preferred.
- Successful playwrights will be offered a stipend following the close of the production.

Submission Deadline: 12/31/2018

Script Guidelines:
- All scripts should follow standard stage play format.
- The Cover Page of each script should include:
          1.) The Title of the Play
          2.) The Playwright's Name
          3.) Telephone number and email address

About Torrent Theatre:
   A fresh collaborative of performing and visual artists, Torrent Theatre aims to provoke discussion and initiate change for the better using theatre as a medium to scrutinize the status quo and challenge the behaviors and expectations of our society.  Combining network, opportunity, innovation and ambition, our theatre initiative seeks to collectively pursue our craft while making waves in the tide pools that exist within our community.

Submission form

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Ohlone College Seeks 10-minute Musicals for 2019 Playwrights Festival

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Deadline for submission: February 1st, 2019

Festival dates: May 2019 in the NUMMI theatre in the Smith Center at Ohlone College.

Submission guidelines:
Musicals must be 10-minutes in length.
2-4 characters.

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

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

Submissions can be emailed to: PlaywrightsFestival@ohlone.edu

*Please include your bio, short character descriptions, and a brief synopsis of the musical.

*Please send all info in a doc or pdf

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

For more information, please visit:

Sunday, December 16, 2018

SITTING SHOTGUN seeks proposal submissions for the Spring 2019 Mainstage Season

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The Spring Season will take place February - May 2019

Qualifying proposals must be:

-full length performance based projects of any discipline
-ready to be presented to an audience
-able to be produced on an indie budget (please see the link below for specifications about space)
-created by and with emergining artists
-prioritize and highlight intersectional and equitable theatre making
-based in NY and willing/able to travel to Brooklyn
-non union only

Exceptional candidates will:

-be able to attract and engage with an audience outside of our existing network
-engage with innovative methods of performance making
-present new and bold ideas, seeking to investigate uncharted territory in the current world of theatre-making

Submissions are due December 21st by 11:59pm. 

There is NO FEE to submit.

Please see www.sitting-shotgun.com/submit for more information. You can also see the work we have previously produced at www.sitting-shotgun.com/archive.

Please note - submissions for shorts are not accepted at this time. Sign up for our mailing list at www.sitting-shotgun.com to stay tuned for information about a festival of short work coming Summer 2019.

SITTING SHOTGUN is a theatre production company that aims to foster a diverse community of emerging artists, prioritizing equitable and intersectional theatre-making. With the intention of making space for artists to collaborate, create, share their practice, and expand their network, Sitting Shotgun seeks to fill a void in the emerging artist community, providing support and affordable opportunities for artists to pursue their craft and produce new work.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

McFarland & Company seeks English-language plays

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Seeking: “First-Person” plays of any length and genre for publication in an upcoming anthology exploring the intersection of Disability and the Performing Arts

Submission timeline: Friday, September 14, 2018 – Friday, December 28, 2018

Overview: This first-of-its-kind critical anthology, to be published by McFarland & Company and slated for a 2020 release, seeks English-language plays (or English-language translations) that explore the realities of being both a performing artist and a person who identifies as—or is seen by others as—disabled. The collection focuses on the labor, the perceptions, the economics, the expectations, and the creative expression inherent in working in the performing arts, and the ways in which disability—in its many forms and faces—interacts, interrupts, and/or transforms those aspects, whether in pragmatic concerns, battling the charitable and freakshow models, or simply attempting to create ones art within a disability context. In addition to encouraging diversity in content, style, structure, and point of view, we are looking for plays that share the following commonalities:

• Scripts told in the “first person” – i.e., they feature one or more characters that speak directly to the audience in a seemingly autobiographical fashion. This may be a one-person show (as in I Am My Own Wife, Black N Blue Boys, etc.) or a show with a larger cast (as in Wit, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, etc.). These “autobiographical” characters can either be fictionalized (as with Wit and Hedwig), true representations of the playwright’s lived experiences (as with Sherry Jo Ward’s Stiff or Neil Marcus’s Storm Reading), or somewhere in-between. The possibilities include everything from “TED talk”-style solo works to ensemble-devised post-dramatic explorations to meta-theatrical treatments of Richard III. Authors are encouraged to submit boldly!

• In addition to having experience in the performing arts, playwright(s) should be one of the following:
(1.) someone who self-identifies as Disabled (under any model of the word)
(2.) someone who belongs to a group/demographic that is often deemed disabled by society/the medical community, whether they accept that term or not (example: those who identify Deafness as cultural rather than medical, etc.)
(3.) In some cases, “Disability-adjacent” playwrights (i.e., playwrights who have an immediate family member/loved one who is disabled, who have served as a caretaker, aid, or assistant for someone with a disability, etc.) may be considered, however, their submission must be specifically from that point of view, and not attempt to “wear” disability themselves.

• “Disability,” for the purposes of this project, is an intentionally broad term. It includes “impairments” and “disorders” (whether physical, emotional, or cognitive, and whether the term is adopted by the person in question, their doctor, or society); alternative limbs; neurodiversity; disfigurement, life-threatening illness, etc., as well as chronic pain, prescription medication addiction, and other related situations that often carry medical and social stigma. Considerations of medical, social, labor, and/or any other models of disability are welcome into the submissions process.

• “Performing Arts” has also been intentionally left as a very broad term. Though the collection currently focuses on traditional stage theatre, authors with other ideas are encouraged to get in touch.
Other important information:

• Plays which explore intersectional aspects of disability and performance, including race, gender identity, economics, sexuality, religion, citizenship, age, etc., are especially encouraged.

• Playwrights whose plays are selected for inclusion will be asked to grant limited, non-exclusive rights to the editor and publisher, restricted to the singular purpose of this anthology. The playwright will retain all rights to the play, both for performance and other publishing opportunities.

• Plays of any length and any genre, previously performed or not, are welcome. Musicals/plays with original songs are welcome for consideration if accompanied with either sheet music or audio recordings.

Please submit scripts in PDF to TheAccessibleStage@gmail.com.

The author’s name should *not* appear on the script. Instead, please include a separate PDF with a cover letter, all contact information, a brief biography, and—if applicable—any reviews/materials from past productions of the submitted play.

Accessibility note for users of screen-readers: the email address for submissions is The Accessible Stage at g mail dot com.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Discount tickets: FRANKENSTEIN

about the human need for love and companionship
including New Year's Eve
(no performance on Christmas Eve)

$39 discounted tickets are available at the box office, or through Telecharge calling (212) 239-6200, or at www.TelechargeOffers.com, using the code "ACT"(regularly $60)

FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley's novel, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, is directed by Clint Hromsco. The production opened in 2017, and continues into 2019 on Mondays at 7:00 PM. 
(There is a performance on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31; However, no performance on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.). 

FRANKENSTEIN, is a two-act sweeping, romantic musical about the human need for love and companionship. Published in 1818, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is entering its 201st year, and this musical honors its source material. Having lost his mother at a young age, Victor Frankenstein seeks to end human mortality and arrogantly enters territory beyond his control. While he enjoys unconditional love from Elizabeth, Victor grants none to his creation. For more info, please visit TheFrankensteinMusical.com

"soaring new score . . . a musical love letter . . . infused with enough emotion to send chills down the spine" – Local Theatre NY

“Frankenstein is alive! . . . it is a success of a show that should be considered something great in the realm of musical theater.” - BroadwayWorld

“Sirota…imbues his show with the serious philosophical underpinnings of Shelley’s original” -Off Off On Line

“an ambitious theater piece that is refreshingly buoyed up by its music … takes the audience by the ears” - Theater Scene

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Panglossian Productions seeking submissions for Weekend of Women

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Panglossian Productions is seeking submissions for our Weekend of Women on March 29-30, 2019.

We are looking for both full-length and 10-minute plays written by and featuring women.

Here is what you need to know:
- You may submit more than one play (as long as you feel that it is worthwhile, submit it)
- Cast size should range between 2-6 people
-You will be notified via email if your play is selected to be featured
- Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to wow@panglossian.org and contain the following information

1. Playwright name
2. Playwright contact information including email address
3. A brief statement about the playwright and the piece itself (be creative, but honest)

-If you have further questions, please email them to wow@panglossian.org

Why are we doing this?

According to our namesake, the dementedly optimistic Dr. Pangloss, “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.”

Most of the time, the world falls short.  As any young artist who decides to build a life in the performing arts discovers, it’s hard to get experience without already having it. It’s even harder to convince people to take a gamble on new works and innovative ideas, no matter how exciting they may be.

What’s safe is always… well… safe.  And that’s fine.  But safe things don’t ignite passion in us.  They don’t make us catch our breath or question how we live or want to go running into the streets to tell people what we’ve seen.  So, we choose projects that take risks and that are worth the risk.

We exist in order to boldly and thoughtfully create:

• Unpretentious productions that challenge our audience without patronizing them.
• Opportunities for talented and dedicated young artists to gain meaningful experience.
• Development of new, innovative, substantive, and semi-crazy artistic ventures.

Visit us online at panglossian.org or find Panglossian Productions on Facebook.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Athena Writes Fellowship

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Athena Theatre seeks submissions for their annual Playwriting Fellowship, Athena Writes. In addition to producing NYC premieres in venues including 59E59 Theaters and Theatre Row, Athena Theatre actively supports emerging playwrights with this fellowship. Athena Writes is an emerging playwrights’ group assembled for a one-year exploration of an open-ended theme.

Next year, we will be exploring “A Deafening Silence”. Athena Theatre is committed to supporting new work that pushes at the boundaries of live theatre. We especially encourage playwrights with an eye for diverse characters, strong points of view, and action-focused dialogue to apply.

As a part of Athena Writes, playwrights will meet twice a month on Wednesdays (or a day that works best for the group), beginning in mid-January 2019, for three hour sessions, to discuss the year’s theme, share new work and talk playwriting and the business of theatre. During the course of the year, each playwright will complete a short 10-minute play that will be produced at Athena’s yearly New Play Festival, currently scheduled for May 2019, at a NYC theatre. Before the end of the fellowship year, each playwright will also complete a full-length piece reflecting the year’s theme. The playwright group will be facilitated by an Athena Theatre Company resident dramaturge.

By applying to this fellowship, you acknowledge that you are able to make this time commitment to attend these sessions twice a month for the duration of 2019. Your attendance is instrumental for the development of your own work as well as support for your fellow playwrights. Other than cases of illness, an emergency or theatre related conflict, each playwright is permitted four absences per year, which must be approved by the Artistic Director in advance.

All playwrights will offer a ten-minute play for the play festival. Athena Theatre will provide the theater space and PR outreach; playwrights will be responsible for any specialty costumes, props or scenic items. The compilation of all ten-minute plays created in residence will be submitted for publication consideration.

At the end of the year, 10-minute excerpts from each full-length play will be presented as a staged reading at a NYC venue TBA.

The playwrights’ full-length plays will also be considered for full production by Athena Theatre in its next season. In addition, the next year’s playwright-in-residence will be chosen from this group of playwrights.

Those selected for the playwriting fellowship (limited to eight participating playwrights) will be asked for an admission fee of $300 to join Athena Writes 2019. This contribution goes directly to theatre rental, actor and crew stipends for the Evening of Ten-Minute Plays and the Year-End Staged Reading.


To be considered for Athena Writes 2019 Playwright Fellowship please submit the following by December 21st, 2018, to Founding Artistic Director, Veronique Ory, at: Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com:

-Cover Letter detailing your interest

-Full-length play, which highlights your style of writing


More information may be found at www.AthenaTheatre.com

January 14, 2019 – December 13, 2019

Monday, December 10, 2018

Discount tickets: GLORIA A LIFE

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$65 Orchestra Seats (reg. $89)

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GLORIA: A LIFE brings us a richly detailed tapestry about one of the most inspiring and remarkable women of our time. Five decades after Gloria Steinem began raising her voice for equality and championing those of others, her vision is as urgent as ever. Gloria's life's work and philosophy on the necessity of conversation as a catalyst for change offer us all a path forward in a way that only live theater can. The first act is her story; the second is our own. 

Written by EMILY MANN 
Directed by DIANE PAULUS 

CHRISTINE LAHTI as Gloria Steinem 


Green Stories seeks Stage Plays around building a sustainable society

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This competition is free to enter.
There will be prizes and routes to production.
Green Stories is in the UK

General Competition Information

We are looking for Stage Plays that in some way touch upon ideas around building a sustainable society. If you’d prefer to create your story in a different format, click here. We will consider all genres – rom-com, literary fiction, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies.

Most stories set in the future are dystopian, meaning they have a pessimistic view of society. We will consider all stories, but we encourage you to imagine a more positive settings and practices for your stories. You can find out more about why we recommend positive stories by clicking here. Do feel free to draw upon the resources in this Green Stories website to write your story (found in the menu on the homepage. Each page provides links to articles/videos that describe the ideas and also ideas for how such ideas may be integrated into stories.

The story doesn’t have to be about sustainability or climate change directly. A rom-com, for example, could be set in a society that replaces ownership with borrowing and the heroine goes to a clothes library to pick up a posh dress and borrow jewellery for her big date; or the hero in a crime drama could use a carbon credit card and hear the news in the background reporting on the wellbeing index instead of GDP; or the characters in a legal drama could live in a city where everyone has gardens on their roofs and generates energy from their own waste.

Our short story competition (deadline April 2018) has resulted in an anthology of the 20 best stories called ‘Resurrection Trust’  which will be published 20th March 2019 and available on Amazon. This may well provide some inspiration.

Stage Play Guidelines

Deadline: 30th June 2019

Length: min 1 hour 15 minutes max 2 hours (typically 60-80 pages)

Prizes: £750: 1st prize £500, 2nd prize £100, third prize £50 plus £50 for best student submission (18-25 years) and £50 for best < 18 year submission.

Staging of winning play: Live Your Values production company have said they will read all top-rated scripts with a view to putting on a production in 2020 with a community based theatre group.

Writing workshop: 19/20 Jan 2019. This may be helpful – register here

Full Guidelines

  1. The competition is open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and unpublished for the duration of the competition.
  2. Green Stories competitions aim to increase positive views of the future. All plays must contain ideas that solve the environmental, social or economic challenges our world faces today; or be in a world that has moved past environmental damage and extreme economic inequality.
  3. Plays must be written for the stage for more than one actor with a running time of 70  – 120 minutes. (full length)
  4. By entering the competition, the writer affirms that their entry is original, and they have sole rights to all matters contained within the play.
  5. The authors name and contact details must be removed from all pages of the script. All pages to be numbered.
  6. The first page of each script should include a completed play synopsis of no more than 200 words, a list of characters, a description of setting.
  7. The organisers will not accept responsibility for the loss of scripts in transit.
  8. The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence concerning the results will be entered into.
Play submissions that do not comply with all competition rules will be read in their entirety but may be discounted from the competition without notification to the writer.

The closing date for all entries is 30th June 2019.


  1. Live Your Values Ltd will consider all scripts for production in a community theatre with volunteer performers.
  2. If a winning script is produced by the Live Your Values Ltd, the prize money will replace royalties for a three-night run.
  3. Judges will consider:
  • Entertainment – is the audience’s attention captured and held?
  • Characters – distinctive characters people can identify with, so they care what happens to them.
  • Message – a clear idea for the future that the audience is likely to understand.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

DYSPLA residency in London

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DYSPLA are looking for 3 storymakers that are keen to write a script for screen or stage. We have three residences available on our 12-month program (part-time) and will offer full development and support during the whole process.  DEADLINE - 16th December 2018 

The residency will be tailored to each resident and will take place in London throughout 2019. Along with Surgery Scripts sessions, dramaturgy, a rehearsed reading and mentoring, DYSPLA will provide travel subsidy for anyone outside of London, desk space and rehearsal rooms.

Surgery Scripts (SS) sessions,
A professional rehearsed reading
Industry mentoring
1 full script SS rehearsal
Dramaturgy sessions
2 hrs a week story development and production advice
Script notes from some of our SS Directors Pool of over 130 directors
Travel & subsistence, desk/rehearsal space
Access to our industry database and networking support;
Online marketing thoughout 2019

Saturday, December 8, 2018

St. Paul’s Arts Council 2019 Short Play Festival

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The St. Paul’s Arts Council is showcasing original, never before produced short plays in a Short Play Festival, February 24, 2019. Plays are to be in one of two categories: 2-Minute and 10-Minute plays.
The theme for this year’s festival is “Coming Together: Healing Our Divisions.” Topics may include such issues as racial, cultural, and economic divisions. The goal of the festival is to provide positive and encouraging ways to bridge our differences and bring us together.

Plays selected to be a part of the 2019 Short Play Festival will receive rehearsals with professional quality actors and directors, then presented in a staged reading for our audience.


We are looking for original works which have not been published and have not had a full premiere production. Plays are to be either two minutes or ten minutes in length. We are not accepting musicals and the cast shall be limited to six.


Submitted plays should address the thematic guidelines as listed above and be submitted by the deadline. Early submission is encouraged. We are only accepting electronic submissions in PDF format. Please do not submit paper manuscripts.

Send an email to parishoffice@stpaulna.org with the following in the body of the email: Play Title, Name of Playwright(s), Contact information (email and phone), Synopsis of the play and cast requirements.

Attach a PDF copy of your script with just the title on the cover. As our readers are reading blind we request that you please not include playwright or contact information on the submitted
script. Email all submissions by December 15, 2018.

One submission per playwright.


All submissions will be screened by a blind panel of readers for appropriateness of topic, theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will receive scores from a minimum of 2 readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read by additional readers and scored until a short list of plays is determined.

Contact parishoffice@stpaulna.org

Friday, December 7, 2018

Rants & Raves selected

Three monologues have been selected to be performed for the upcoming NYCPlaywrights Podcast on the theme of Rants & Raves:
  • CASHIER by Meny Beriro
  • CHARLOTTE by Glenn Alterman
  • I LOST IT AT THE DMV by Connie Schindewolf
Would you like to be a part of the Podcast? 

First check out the Podcast - we are on iTunes

But you don't need any special applications or high-tech knowledge to listen to the podcast - you can listen to the latest episode right now by clicking this link.

And here is the Playwrights Podcast web site: http://www.playwrightspodcast.com


In celebration of its 15th anniversary, New York City's own RADIOTHEATRE offers an alternative to your usual Scrooge and Nutcracker-filled holiday entertainment with two of the greatest, most influential science fiction stories ever written!  They'll be reprising their Drama Desk-nominated Mary Shelley's classic tale
FRANKENSTEIN in repertory with the NY Innovative Theater Award-winner H.G.Wells' THE TIME MACHINE. Radiotheatre is going all out for these two thrilling adaptations, packing them with their usual combination of cool visual effects and award-winning sound design, not to mention original orchestral scores. These exciting, yet poignant, family-oriented tales for the holiday season come alive within the 190-year-old St. John's Sanctuary in the heart of historic Greenwich Village, NYC.

212 868-4444
INFO: www.radiotheatrenyc.com 

Written by a 19 years old girl in 1818, FRANKENSTEIN is celebrating its 200th Anniversary this year! THE TIME MACHINE (1898) was written by the Father of Modern Science Fiction and has never been surpassed in its theme about the dangers of traveling into the past and future. Both novels have NEVER been out of publication around the world and continue to influence countless students, writers, filmmakers, artists, scientists and theologians alike. These stories are timeless in themselves as their protagonists, a scientist and an inventor,  boldly go where no man has gone before... challenging both God and the boundaries of morality and science...an issue that is still hotly debated in our times, as well! Will mankind ever succeed in this quest...or will it all lead to our inevitable doom?

"Phantasmic!" - NY TImes
"Hot aural action!" - Time Out
 "A sound extravaganza!" - Variety
"Marvelous sound design" - Village Voice
"Innovative, yet traditional!" - Total Theatre Magazine, London
"Stunning!" Syfy Channel
"Utterly spellbinding!" Columbia University Spectator

St.John's Sanctuary 81 Christopher St.
Greenwich Village, NYC NY

 Now entering its 15th Season, RADIOTHEATRE has produced over 80 live stage shows in NYC and tours; Drama Desk Award nom, 3 NY Innovative Theatre Awards; 16 noms; 5 yrs in row BEST PERFORMANCE GROUP.  Artistic Director Dan Bianchi, the 2014 recipient of the annual NY Innovative Theatre Award for Artistic Achievement. RT performances are
NOT readings of short stories but dramatic adaptations complete with a wonderful cast of storytellers...award-winning sound design and original orchestral accompaniment!


For Info And Individual Shows Schedule:

Alive in Plasticland: Improv Workshop FREE

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Sat, December 8th 5PM EST
Central time: 4PM
Mountain time: 3PM
Pacific Standard Time: 2PM

Featuring UCB and Second City performers.

Watch or participate from anywhere in the world, with or without a VR headset.

Improv show December 15

Have you ever wanted to learn Improv? This popular acting style is being taught in the safety of virtual reality. Alive in Plasticland is a workshop that will feature games and techniques to help you learn this popular acting style in a fun social atmosphere.
Classic Improv Teachings:

  • Spontaneity, creativity, and collaboration
  • Making strong choices
  • Creating characters
  • Overcoming hesitations
  • Having fun and enjoying life
Improv theater has been the driving factor in many popular TV shows and movies. Everyone is encouraged to join this safe and creative environment. Especially if you've always wanted to try but have been hesitant.

Alive in Plasticland works with performers and artists across practices through immersive technologies including virtual reality. Professional improv actors and teachers in the NYC theater scene create this VR Improv Troupe, the first of its kind in the VR industry.

There is a $5 suggested donation for this workshop. It can be paid directly to the acting company using High Fidelity Coin - stable cryptocurrency - from your wallet at the event.

Special thanks to sponsor VRBAR, Brooklyn's First Virtual Reality Arcade, for hosting the performers.

More info:



GNU Journal submission guidelines

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We are currently accepting submissions until December 15, 2018.  

Please send previously unpublished fiction (any genre), poetry, essays, plays, and artwork to: gnujournal@gmail.com.

Please submit only one story, play, or one nonfiction piece at a time, and no more than five poems at a time. You may submit work as many times as you wish, but we ask that you wait to hear back from us before submitting further work for consideration. The maximum word count for submissions is 7,000, and we are not currently seeking work about any particular theme or topic.

All work should be in 12 point font and double-spaced. Please make sure the subject line of your email includes the following: SUBMISSION – GENRE – TITLE OF WORK – WORD COUNT. The piece itself should only include a title. Please include your contact information within the body of the email.

The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence

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


Manuscripts must be received by December 31st

Types of plays accepted

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

Selection Process:

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


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

Production House:

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

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

The 13th Annual Women’s Work Festival

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We are now open for submissions for our 13th Women's Work Festival that will be taking place March 4-8 2019 in St. John's Newfoundland Canada.

If you would like to submit your play please email it to womensworkfestivalnl@gmail.com.

We are an international festival of plays-in-progress featuring play readings, music performances, workshops, and panels, promoting work by women (self-identified). Despite some bumps in 2017, we're still here and we're delighted that our festival is happening in 2018!

Our festival has a history of success  in helping to launch playwrights from the page to the stage. In our first 10 years, there were 21 professional productions of 17 WWF plays from new, emerging, and established playwrights. As we approach this year's festival, we'll feature some of the writers and hear about their experiences here and where it led them.

WWF gratefully acknowledges support from Canadian Heritage’s BCAH Fund for their continuing, generous support of our festival in 2018. We are delighted to have the long-term support of RCA Theatre, and support from the City of St. John’s.

Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Love is Love

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Love is Love,  staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.  


  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must about the LGBTQ experience and have a Valentine's Day theme. 
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Deadline for submissions is Monday, January 14, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

To Submit:

  • send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
  • your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
  • only put the name of your script on the subject line
  • For more information call 614-285-2515.


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

In the year of fifth centenary of Leonardo Da Vinci, who was discriminated for his sexual orientation, we dedicate the Carlo Annoni Prize 2019 to all those who in Italy and in the world fight for having recognized the right to love and against discrimination.

“Once you have experienced the flight’s flightiness, when you are back on the ground again, you will continue to look at the sky.” Leonardo Da Vinci

The plays can be written in Italian or in English

The prize is € 1000 for texts for each language (Italian and English).

Special mentions 2019

– What’s more, among the asylum seekers every year there are many people who leave their country because they are victims of persecution concerning sexual orientation. A special prize will be awarded to a text that deals with this theme.

– A special mention will be given for 10-minute theatrical shorts to promote  the theater in schools, clubs and events.

Plays must be sent by April 30, 2019 to: info@premiocarloannoni.eu

Participation is free of charge.

Texts already represented in the previous two years will also be taken into consideration.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2019 with an event in Milan.

Individuals can submit one play only.  There is no length or character numbers limitation. Plays can be submitted in Italian and English . An award will be assigned to one play in each language.

When submitting your play, please state clearly the author’s name, their email address and a phone number for any further communication.

The plays will be assessed by a jury selected by the organisers. Plays will be assessed for their creative contents, their form, their pertinence with the topics, and their social impact. The results will be unanimous and unappealable. The winners will be notified with a phone call and/or an email.

The competition is valid if at least five texts in each language are received.

The artists submitting their plays must abide fully to the rules, in pain of preclusion for any application made in disagreement with the above mentioned points.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Playwright's Showcase at Manhattan Rep

Seeking fully produced, 

(cast, directed and ready to be performed by January 25 - March 31, 2019)

10 - 25 minute 1 act plays 

for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 

Winter 2019

January 25 - March 31 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 

17-19 West 45th St. NYC

Each 10 - 25 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 10-25 minute play production please email: 

The complete script of the 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:

by January 9, 2019.

Please put “Playwright’s Showcase” in the subject heading. 

We will contact you within a day or so 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 January 9, 2018, 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.

Once accepted, there will be a $85 participation fee.

For more information, please log on to: www.manhattanrep.com 

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