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Saturday, March 3, 2018

Clutch Productions offers commission to emerging female playwrights

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Deadline for applications: Sunday, March 4, 2018

Clutch Productions seeks submissions from emerging female playwrights who are interested in a collaborative, interdisciplinary commission process.

In 12 months, Clutch will foster your new, full-length play from blank page to its world premiere on a New York stage. The commissioned play will feature a narrative driven from a woman’s point of view and at least 50% of the roles in each play must be for actors identifying as women.

Submissions will be evaluated by our founding members, core artists, and board of directors. Playwrights who make it to the final round of consideration will be contacted by Clutch directly to schedule an interview.

The commissioned playwright will be provided with a formal agreement that outlines expectations, draft deadlines, and disbursement of the $2,500 stipend.

Example commission timeline:
Month 1: Writer provides synopsis and outlines
Month 2: Writer begins drafting on their own
Month 3: Table reads of first draft scenes
Month 4: First Draft Due
Months 5 & 6: Revisions. Every 30 pages will be workshopped by actors and a director.
Month 7: Second Draft Due and 5-day Development Retreat
Months 8 - 10: Revisions. Every 30 pages will be workshopped by actors and a director.
Month 11: Rehearsal Draft Due
Month 12: Rehearsals, rewrites, and Production Draft Due

All applicants must provide the following in PDF form (applications missing any materials will not be considered):
Cover letter outlining a concept for this new play, why you’re the right fit for Clutch’s mission, and how you would tackle the challenge of developing a full-length, production-worthy play in less than 1 year.
Two (2) letters of recommendation
Two (2) writing samples including one full-length and one short play. Your scripts must be neat and formatted to industry standard.

Email all materials to clutchproductionsnyc@gmail.com with COMMISSION SUBMISSION in the subject line.

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