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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Roaring Epiphany Production Company seeks plays

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The Roaring Epiphany Production Company is currently taking submissions for original one-acts that weird, wacky, spooky, sci-fi, fantasy and horror to be produced and performed by REPC members.

Ideally looking for playwrights with a collaborative spirit to work closely with their director, producer and actors to make their piece come to life.

Please send your submission to EpiphanyCasting@gmail.com

Deadline September 1, 2019

Druid Theater Script Guidelines

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Scripts are only accepted via our online form which can be accessed on our website from 14th May 2019. This form allows you to upload your script and contact details as requested.

Please refer to the guidelines below and should you have any further questions, email scripts@druid.ie.

Please do not use the above email address to submit a script. Scripts will only be accepted via our online form.
  • Submit only one script per year unless requested.
  • Submit original work only.
  • Submit only those plays that have not had a full professional or amateur production. In this light, plays emerging from student productions or from areading/workshop will be accepted.
  • Writers whose work has previously been produced by amateur theatre companies are asked to submit only those plays that are not currently intended for production.
  • Druid is not in a position to accept radio scripts, TV scripts or screenplays.
  • Druid is not in a position to accept one-act plays, musicals or plays for children. 
Formatting Guidelines
  • Scripts should be typed on A4 with pages numbered
  • Please ensure you check the spelling in your script thoroughly
  • Font size should not be lower than 12pt
  • Stage directions must be in italics
  • Character names must be in capital letters
  • Please save your file in one of the following formats: MSWord (.doc) or PDF
Your name and contact details should not appear anywhere on the script. Failing to remove your name or contact details from a script will render it ineligible.

Scripts will only be accepted via our online form between 14th May 2019 and 30th September 2019.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Denizens Theater Company seeking ten minute submissions

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The Denizens Theater Company, an ensemble formed by two diverse women in 2017, is seeking original submissions for their upcoming night of staged one-acts and readings.

The theme of the show (and the season) is Loyalty.

Breakdown/Prompt:
 What does it mean to be loyal? To be true?
True to self, true to loved ones, history, beliefs, leaders?
What does it take? And what happens when it’s gone?

Our season arc will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the things⁠ to which we pledge allegiance.

We are specifically looking to explore Loyalty through the lens of:
Family, Love, Change (or lack thereof), Pretending, Race, Art,  and Politics.

Scenes must be 10 minutes or less and feature at least one woman.

Writers, when submitting, please note if you would prefer to direct your piece.

Please  ​Email your materials to DenizensTheaterCo@gmail.com

Thank you! 

Ten-Minute Musicals Project

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Annual Competition Guidelines

Since the inception of The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, over sixteen hundred submissions have been received, from librettists, lyricists and composers in fifteen nations: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Uruguay, Ireland, England, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the Ukraine.
Stories 1.0 is the full-length musical comprised of works selected in the first several rounds. Several works in Stories 1.0 were workshopped in San Francisco, New York City, Miami, and Nashville over the years. Individual segments have been independently workshopped in Dallas, Chicago, London, and Boston.

SEEKING: Complete original stage musicals which play between seven and twenty minutes. Works which have been previously produced are acceptable, as are excerpts from full-length shows, if they can stand up on their own.

MUSICAL STYLE AND THEATRICAL FORMAT: Any musical style: pop, rock, C&W, show, opera, etc; or theatrical format: comedy, mystery, drama, etc.

CAST SIZE: Maximum of ten performers—five women and five men.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. A printed script. (Note: printed on paper; not sent as a computer file on disk.) And please make sure your POSTAL ADDRESS appears on it.

2. Lead sheets or piano score. (This need not be at all elaborate; very basic is fine.)

3. A CD or DVD of either the entire piece or just the musical material.

4. A stamped self-addressed large envelope if you want the work returned. (Submissions from outside the USA should enclose four INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE COUPONS to cover postage. These can be obtained at your post office.)

CONCERNING THE ABOVE, PLEASE NOTE:  NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS -- HARD COPIES ONLY

DEADLINE: Simply postmarked by August 31st. (Do not waste money on overnight express, registered, or certified mail. All that's requested is that the package be postmarked by August 31.) Response will be by November 30th.

FINANCIAL REMUNERATION: $250/US royalty advance for each piece selected, with an equal share of licensing royalties when produced.

SEND TO:

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project
Michael Koppy, Producer
P.O. Box 461194
West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA

Thursday, August 29, 2019

International Thomas Wolfe Playwrighting Competition

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To celebrate 100 years of playmaking at UNC-Chapel Hill, PlayMakers Repertory Company is soliciting unproduced scripts that speak to the rich legacy of one of North Carolina’s most famous writers: Thomas Wolfe. The prize is named after the novelist whom William Faulkner called “the greatest talent of his generation.”  Wolfe’s writings reflect a largeness of spirit and an expansive vision of life, while anchored in what, where, and whom he knew.

The prize will be awarded to a writer who captures Wolfe’s mix of highly original, poetic language with personal stories rooted in geographic place. Plays that deal with Wolfe’s life and/or adaptations of his fiction are encouraged. Preference will be given to plays that synthesize all the above criteria in bold and exciting ways.

Submission period opens June 1, 2019 and closes September 1, 2019.

Winner will receive a $7,500 cash prize and development support from PlayMakers.

THE DETAILS

  • There is no entry fee.
  • The contest is restricted to plays written in English. International submissions are accepted.
  • Submissions must be original full-length plays written in English. Translations, children’s plays, musicals, and adaptations are not accepted.
  • Plays must not infringe upon the copyright of any other work, or violate any other rights (including but not limited to rights of privacy and publicity) of any other person, firm, corporation or other entity, or defame any person, firm or corporation.
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Plays should not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.
  • Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible.
  • Plays must be typed, must include page-numbers and in professional play formatting.
  • PlayMakers reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
Electronic submissions are strongly urged. Electronic submission will provide you with confirmation of a successful submission. All submissions will close at 12 midnight Sept 1, 2019.

Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated on the electronic submission form.

The manuscript itself must be in PDF format and must include a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2–3 sentence synopsis of the play, and a brief explanation of how it aligns with Wolfe’s writing. A list of characters with relevant character descriptions is also required. If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript.

Submit online using this form.

SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL

If you are submitting a hard copy of the play you must begin with a title page that contains the play’s title along with your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if you have one); and a second title page with no identifying information that contains only: the title of the play, a 2–3 sentence keynote description of the play, and a brief explanation of how it aligns with Wolfe’s writing.

A list of characters with relevant character descriptions is also required. Please include a brief biography at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page.

Send hard copy of script to:
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art
120 Country Club Road CB 3235
Chapel Hill NC 27599-3235

Please do not send the only copy of your play. Plays cannot be returned after the competition.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Free space for Dramatists Guild members

Rehearsal Space

Members selected via lottery will be able to enjoy complimentary rehearsal space in five hour blocks this fall.

Please submit by Friday, August 30. 

Lottery selections for the free rehearsal space in September 2019 will be announced on August 31.

Dates/times available
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm
  • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm
  • FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 from from 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Performance Space - Friday Night Footlights

Round One: October & November 2019
Members selected via lottery will be able to showcase new work in front of an audience, free of charge.

Please submit by Friday, September 13.
Lottery selections for Round One (October and November 2019) will be announced on September 16.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Discount tickets: A WANING GIBBOUS MOON


A WANING GIBBOUS MOON
By Joe Marshall
A NEW GAY ROMANTIC COMEDY)

Limited engagement from December 5th through December 22nd
The Players Theater 
Steve and Marie Sqouros Theatre
115 Macdougal St, New York, NY 10012 
Directed by Joe Marshall
Choreographed by Stephen Hanna

About the play:
Mark, a young gay man and professional dancer, shares a Sutton Place Apartment with Stan, an interior designer. On the hunt for true love, Mark rejects an opportunity with fellow dancer Rick, and Cooper, an older straight friend who Mark secretly dreams about. When he finds himself in what he believes is unrequited love, the only fulfillment Mark finds is in his dreams, where he enjoys private intimate dances under a waning gibbous moon. "A Waning Gibbous Moon" is a new romantic comedy from award-winning playwright Joe Marshall ("The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever!," "A Night in Vegas," "DIRTY SECRETS the web series"). It's a play with integrated dance, a full expression of dialogue and movement, where the dancing pushes the narrative forward and is an integral part of the overall production. Choreographed by Broadway Performer Stephen Hanna ("Hello Dolly," "On The Town," Billy Elliott," "An American In Paris,")     

Special Offer:
$25.00 (Reg. $50.00) 


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Restrictions: Phone and Online Service Fees will apply at checkout. Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time.

Travel Theater One Act Play Festival

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We are on the hunt for the next 8 scripts that will make up the 2020 season of our one-act play festival in Sydney, Australia.  To learn more about the festival, have a look at our inaugural festival in 2019 at https://www.theatretravels.org/no-intermission 

What we are looking for:

- Scripts that are 40 minutes in length minimum - 85/90 minutes in length maximum
- One act only
- Can be plays, plays with music or musicals
- Cast size will ideally be no larger than 6 people (musicals may be an exception to this - plays 6 people and under only will be considered)
- Shows that do not require high technical capabilities
- All genres are welcome

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

Shows will be performed for 3-4 runs as part of our NO : INTERMISSION 2020 season in April/May.

If we are interested in your script, we will be in touch. Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to contact everyone unfortunately. Successful submissions can expect to hear from us by Christmas 2019.

We thank you in advance for your submission and look forward to reading your work
Good luck!
The Theatre Travels Team

The Experimental Theatre Writing Workshop seeks writers

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The Experimental Theatre Writing Workshop (ETWW) is issuing a call for writers who would like a place to develop experimental theatrical pieces.

The Workshop offers a chance for playwrights to explore non-traditional theatre making.  The work must challenge theatrical conventions in some manner.  This can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format or any other manner of pushing at normative theatrical boundaries.

To apply, please fill out this form.

Deadline for submissions is September 1.

We will be meeting three times this fall -- September 10; October 8 and November 12.  Depending on submissions, invited participants will join us for one, two or all three sessions.  During each meeting, playwrights will receive a 30-minute slot to have-read 15 minutes of text, then have 15 minutes of feedback.  Actors will be provided.  There is no fee to apply or participate.  Meetings will be from 7-10 pm at A.R.T.-NY, 520 8th Ave., 3rd Floor.

The ETWW is being convened by Suzanne Willett (Playwright and Founder of Silver Glass Productions) and Tom Block (Playwright and Founding Producer of the International Human Rights Art Festival).

For further information, please email: etww19@gmail.com

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Creede Repertory Theatre’s Headwaters New Play Program

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One-third of CRT’s productions are new works, and every year CRT commissions a new show for its celebrated Young Audience Outreach Tour (YAOT). The goal of this program is to bring theatre to thousands of kids in rural and underserved communities throughout the Southwest while creating an exciting opportunity for emerging playwrights. Bilingual (English/Spanish) plays are preferred, but not required. With 35 years of successful productions we are looking for playwrights interested in working among a collaborative artistic team.

We are accepting submissions for the 2020 Young Audience Outreach Tour and if you would like to be considered for a commission, please, submit the following by September 1, 2019:

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
• Cover sheet with your name, contact info, and a synopsis
• 10-20 page excerpt
• Cover letter that indicates experience in the following: touring shows, theatre for young audiences, and/or plays that have been produced.
• Please specify whether you are submitting for YAOT or The KID Show
• Electronic versions are preferred
• Email materials to CRT’s Education Director Brittni Shambaugh Addison

The Young Audience Outreach Tour develops plays with two actors and based on core curriculum subjects. The following are past curriculum subjects: history of US Presidents, the science of flight, the geography of the United States, the water cycle, the importance of math and literacy, history of the Southwest. For more information on previous productions check out our YAOT page.

YAOT MAIN PAGE

For questions or to submit materials contact Education Director Brittni Shambaugh Addison at brittni@creederep.com.  Electronic versions are preferred. Hard copies should be mailed to: Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn: Brittni Shambaugh Addison, P.O. Box 269, Creede, CO 81130.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Women's Writes Festival (UK)

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The first Women's Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday 29th September!
If you're interested in getting involved as a Playwright then read on....

Women’s Writes PLAYWRIGHT information

About Women’s Writes

Women’s Writes is a festival of new writing showcasing female
voices. The aim of the evening is to promote female identifying playwrights and stories with female driven narrative.

What to submit

We’re looking for plays about complex, intricate female characters who don’t stick to any of those boring archetypal forms. Women who are intelligent, courageous, fallible and complex. Your piece will be female driven narrative, although characters of all genders are welcomed.
You can submit either a 10 minute extract from a larger piece of work or a 10 minute short play.

**Submission Deadline; 24th of August! **

Please keep in mind that there will be no set or props provided, so keep things simple. Best to stick to the bare minimum of props, or to things the directors/actors can easily source themselves. It’s best also to stick to casts of fewer than three/four.

There will be a basic tech set up for minimal sound and lighting but each play will only have a short slot to tech their play - so don’t give them anything too fancy to deal with. Stick to basic lighting and sound.

How to submit

Send your 10 minute play or 10 minute extract over to; womenswritesfest@gmail.com along with
a brief (less than 100 word) synopsis and a little bit of information about you!

What happens next?

If your short is included in Women’s Writes then it will be paired with a director and cast to rehearse.

Where is it?

The first Women’s Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday the 29th of September. The day will consist of two performances. The first show will begin at 5pm and the second show will begin at 8pm.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jewish Women's Theater seeks one-acts

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JWT produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.  Most of the stories are true.  If you want to see your work performed on our stage, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 1500 words AND illuminates a theme that JWT is exploring in the upcoming seasons (themes listed here.)

Stories, one-acts, poems or songs will be considered.

Submit your material to ronda@jewishwomenstheatre.org. Be sure to let us know the theme to which you are submitting in the subject line of your email.  Make sure your name and title of your work appear on your submission. Fill out our writer’s survey to complete your submission.

Monday, August 19, 2019

THE NYC AUDIO THEATER WRITING CONTEST

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Hosted by Jason Hewett
www.jasonhewett.com

Cash Prizes & Full Production of Your Script

1st Place Winner - $200

Finalist - $100

Semi Finalist - $50

Seeking scripts for Audio Theater up to 10 minutes long

Any Genre; Comedy Preferred

Strongest consideration will be given to ensemble cast pieces that are funny, adventurous, and action packed.

The perfect blend would be a workplace comedy combined with light fantasy/scifi, and action and adventure.

For example, take Community, Parks and Rec, and/or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and combine with Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR, etc.

Other good titles to mimic:

Archer, Deadpool, Ghostbusters, Monty Python: The Holy Grail.

Yes, non-audio theater plays will be considered

You are welcome to submit a story, script, etc. that wasn’t originally written for audio and we can adapt it… but strong preference will be given to stories that are already written for audio.

-Profanity is fine, but it might be bleeped out for comedic effect

Qualification Checklist

Before submitting, make sure your story satisfies the following criteria


-My script is 100% original and does not infringe on any copyright

-My script is roughly 10-15 pages long (shorter is fine)

-My story is suited for dramatization, it is not a documentary or interview

-My story is not excessively hateful, violent, sexual,  (you get the idea)

-My story isn’t boring!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

September 06, 2019

To Submit, please send up to 3 scripts to jason@jasonhewett.com

Please include in your submission

-a brief author bio

-Link to website/social (optional)

-what city you live in

-anything else you’d like to share

Winners will be notified shortly after the contest deadline.

Payment via paypal or venmo.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ensemble Playwrights Lab Residency Season 7

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Deadline: August 19, 2019

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program in which the playwright engages with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work; which will be presented to the public at the end of the residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with our ensemble once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery.

And the best part? The EPL is FREE to the playwrights!

Each residency is uniquely tailored to provide playwrights with the opportunity to collaborate closely with LOM’s artistic directors and professional multi-disciplinary ensemble.

This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations.
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The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by members of the LoM ensemble. Finalists are scheduled for interviews with LoM Co-Artistic Directors, Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera which will determine the two chose participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL).

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with an ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, directors, and designers once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery in the rehearsal room, a 3 hour Tech/Dress rehearsal, and a single public showing followed by a facilitated talkback between the audience, playwright, and cast.

This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of luck.

NOTE: This is an anonymous submission process! Do not mention your real name, the names of companies or artists you've worked with, or titles of plays you've written in your submission. Doing so will get you disqualified! 

If you have any questions, please email: lomsubmissions@gmail.com to contact a non-adjudicating member of the team.

The EPL is open to playwrights...
-ages 18 and up
-living in the greater NYC area
-able to attend ALL meetings, rehearsals, showings, and wrap sessions in either the Fall or Winter sections (see dates below)
-published or unpublished
-wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble

If you have submitted to the EPL in the past, please feel free to submit again!

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts

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Beginning July 1, 2019, New Plays for Young Audiences seeks new unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts for young audiences for our 23rd season, June 2020.

The final date that submissions for 2020 will be accepted is October 31, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:

In your email submission, please include your name, the name of the play, and where we can contact you.

Also include in your submission your goals for the week of development – questions about the script you hope to answer, characters you want to further develop, story areas you want to look closer at, etc. Scripts received without goals are automatically disqualified, as this is an important part of our process.

Also include in your submission how you see your script fitting into the TYA field as we are dedicated to nurturing and encouraging the continued development of TYA. If your script is not specifically intended for a young audience (any range that falls between ages 5 and 18 such as 5-9, 11-15, etc.) or otherwise appropriate for youth and family audiences, we encourage you to seek out a more appropriate venue.

If you are submitting an adaptation, we ask that you include proof that the original author has agreed to you adapting their work.

Finally, also rank, from most to least preferred, the development week that works best for you. We cannot guarantee a preferred slot, but this information will help facilitate the scheduling process once scripts are selected. The 2019 series is slated to run in three one-week segments: May 31-June 7, June 7-14, and June 14-21.

Please note that we only accept previously unpublished and unproduced full-length play scripts. If your script has had a fully produced production, we cannot accept it. We accept musical submissions, but do not generally develop a musical every season. If you are uncertain if your script meets this requirement or believe there is cause for an exemption, feel free to contact us (David Montgomery or Teresa Fisher).

We welcome scripts of any cast size, but are limited to 10 actors due to the size of our stage. If your script requires more than 10 actors, include doubling suggestions with your submission.

To submit your new previously unpublished and unproduced play for young audiences for consideration in our 2020 series, send your script between July 1 and October 31, 2019, to Producer/Production Manager, Teresa Fisher. We reply to all submissions within 7 days of receiving them.

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship 2020

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Radcliffe fellows are exceptional scientists, writers, scholars, public intellectuals, and artists whose work is making a difference in their professional fields and in the larger world.

Based in Radcliffe Yard—a sanctuary in the heart of Harvard University—fellows join a uniquely interdisciplinary and creative community. A fellowship at Radcliffe is an opportunity to step away from usual routines and dive deeply into a project. With access to Harvard’s unparalleled resources, Radcliffe fellows develop new tools and methods, challenge artistic and scholarly conventions, and illuminate our past and our present.

Throughout the year, fellows convene regularly to share their work in progress. Coming from diverse disciplines and perspectives, they challenge each other’s ideas and support each other’s ambitions. Many say that it is the best year of their professional lives.

Our online application for the 2020–2021 fellowship year is now available.

The deadline for applications in humanities, social sciences, and creative arts is September 12, 2019.

The deadline for applications in science, engineering, and mathematics is October 3, 2019.

The Radcliffe Fellowship Program awards 50 fellowships each academic year. Applicants may apply as individuals or in a group of two to three people working on the same project. We seek diversity along many dimensions, including discipline, career stage, race and ethnicity, country of origin, gender and sexual orientation, and ideological perspective. Although our fellows come from many different backgrounds, they are united by their demonstrated excellence, collegiality, and creativity.

THE HENLEY ROSE PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION FOR WOMEN 2019

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NOTE: this is a no-fee opportunity for members of the Dramatists Guild who submit a hard copy of their play via snail mail.

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted.

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of future winners of the Henley Rose Award.

INFORMATION
Submissions are welcome from July 1st until August 31st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers.

The first 200 submissions to be received between July 1st until August 31st will be considered.

A small group of finalists will be announced in February of 2019. From that list, 3 winners will be selected and will be invited to attend the staged reading of their play, which will take place in Knoxville, TN in Summer of 2020.

The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of March 2020, and will receive the Henley Rose Award. In addition, submission fees will go toward creating a cash prize for the winners of the Henley Rose Award.

Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

GUIDELINES

 Submissions must be completed full-length or one-act plays. No one-acts, please.
 Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female playwright.
 Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged.
 Submissions are due by August 31st, 2019 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify.
 One script may be submitted per applicant.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

Completed Registration (Click Here for Registration)
Script
Payment: $20 submission fee. Submission fees will go to create a cash prize for the winner of the Henley Rose Award. ($20 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photo copy of your current membership card with your script for verification.)

All applicants may choose to submit scripts and/or payment via snail mail (checks made payable to Yellow Rose Productions):
Henley Rose Playwright Competition
1321 Raleigh Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

All applicants may choose to submit materials via e-mail for an additional $8.00 printing fee.
E-mail submission materials may be sent to henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

At the completion of your registration form you will receive a an e-mail confirmation with additional  instructions.If you are choosing to submit electronically, please attach your script as a response to this email confirmation. If you are planning to submit via snail mail, please respond to the confirmation e-mail to let us know when your script is on its way.

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please check your SPAM folder and make sure to add henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com to your contacts to be sure we are able to reach you!

Please note that your submission is not complete until all submission materials (application, script, and payment – if required) have been received. Submissions via snail mail must be postmarked no later than August 31st, 2019. Should the submission cap be reached before August 31st, 2019, the application will no longer accept new submissions and an announcement will be made. Any accidental payments made past the 250 script cap are fully refundable.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Write Your Next First Draft this Fall at Primary Stages ESPA

Whether you're writing your first play or your hundredth, it's not always easy to set the creative wheels in motion. This 8-week class at Primary Stages ESPA will guide you through the development of your first draft.

Faculty and Start Dates
September 22: Section A with Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
September 24: Section B with Adam Kraar (Writer, New World Rhapsody at MTC, Wild Terrain at EST)
September 25: Section C with Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)
October 2: Section D with Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)
October 7: Section E with Melisa Annis (Writer, Director, and Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program)

This class might be for you if you:
  • Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play.
  • Are starting out in the world of playwriting or want to write your first play.
  • Want concrete deadlines and constructive feedback to encourage you to get your ideas on the page.
In this class you will:
  • Bring in new pages to hear them read aloud in class.
  • Strengthen your writing skills with exercises and assignments from your instructor. 
  • Engage in discussion with fellow writers, making connections with your artistic peers.

By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a solid start on—or even complete!—a first draft of a full-length play.
  • Be ready for our Completing Your Draft class!
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. 

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award

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The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women is thrilled to announce that they will offer the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for the Fifth consecutive year in a row. 
 
A prestigious grant in the amount of $10,000, The Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award aims to celebrate an emerging female composer or composer/lyricist who compellingly demonstrates outstanding artistic promise in musical theater composing and clearly demonstrates how the grant money & mentorship will further her artistic career.
The application process will remain open from July 29 through August 23, 2019.

The recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals chosen by the Ziegfeld Club and will be presented at a private reception in New York City in November 2018.

Interested applicants can submit all application materials (see list below) via email to submissions@theziegfeldclubinc.com.

The following application materials are required for consideration:

Demo recordings of 3 contrasting songs from at least two separate original works of musical theater. Professional recordings are appreciated but not necessary. Piano-and-vocals are sufficient. The songs should be sent as individual MP3 files, and labeled with both the candidate’s name and the songs’ titles (Last Name, First Name- Title). Applicants retain all copyright of their work. Please do not submit live recordings.

Dramatic context and lyric sheets. Please include piano/vocal music, or scores if available.
An Artistic Statement of one page or less (no more than 500 words) describing your work in musical theater, and how the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will aid you in your artistic and professional goals. 
A current Resume that lists your experience and production history as a musical theater composer. Applicants will be considered eligible as emerging artists if, in the judgment of the committee, they have not already received substantial recognition in American musical theater.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival

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We are currently accepting submissions for next year's Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival.

A production for The Commons is just as powerful as it is entertaining. It's brave, breathtaking, and thought-provoking. It's honest. It's vulnerable. It's boldly authentic and unapologetic in the space it takes up. And it showcases the unique and powerful stories that come from every corner of our community.

We are especially interested in:

  • Fearless new plays and one acts
  • Socially relevant contemporary musicals
  • Ensemble driven pieces
  • Daring solo works
  • Unproduced screenplays
  • Pilots and Web Series centering LGBTQ+ Characters ​​

As a general rule, we do not produce:

  • Children's theater
  • Musicals without original scores
  • Literally any story that revolves around a cis/het/white man


WHEN WE NEED IT
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2019

HOW TO GIVE IT TO US
We are tirelessly dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and impact on our environment. For this reason, we only accept electronic submissions. To submit your work, fill out the form at the link below.

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Edgemar Center for the Arts seeks one-acts & full-lengths

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Edgemar Center for the Arts is still currently seeking play submissions for our 2020 season. We are accepting any one act and full length plays.

We are also hosting a one act festival as well this year and next year.

Please send all materials, including synopsis, bio of author, full work, etc. to edgemarliterary@gmail.com.

You may submit as many works as you wish.

We will be producing selected work here in our theatre in Santa Monica, CA.

Our deadline is December 31st, 2019 for the 2020 season, but are always accepting submissions for the future seasons.

To learn more about Edgemar Center for the Arts please check out our website! http://www.edgemarcenter.org

The 41st Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference Playwriting Symposium seeks 10-minute plays

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Playwriting Symposium—Call for Ten-Minute Plays

Click this link for a downloadable PDF of the CFP:  MATC Playwriting 2020 10M CFPlays
The Playwriting Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference seeks submissions of new, unproduced ten-minute plays by playwrights who wish to participate in the Dramatists Play Lab.

All submissions must be received by OCTOBER 1, 2019.

For our 2020 conference in Chicago, MATC invites proposals for presentations, discussions, workshops, and scripts around the theme of “Character.” How do we define character and how do we impart that in our classrooms, our process, our research? How can character illuminate or revise our understanding of theatre history? How can out practices resist representation or illuminate the complexity and intersectionality of identities? What characters have we chosen to remember and which have we chosen to forget? In what ways have the characteristics of our theatre practices inscribed themselves upon the bodies of theatre practitioners? How do current perspectives and representations challenge the character of past practices? We invite proposals that analyze, challenge, and interact with the sense of character. Join us in Chicago to explore the many characters who build the character of our discipline. We encourage playwrights to consider the all-conference theme as a springboard to generate plays that problematize traditional stories and structures; although submissions not directly related to the conference theme will be considered as well.

The Playwriting Symposium invites proposals of 10-minute scripts around the theme of “Character.” This is a juried event, and while we invite all playwrights to submit, the call for scripts is directed primarily at academic playwrights who are faculty members or graduate students and/or professionals in the field who seek the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from a respondent and peers. First-time conference attendees are welcome to submit!

Chicago is a popular conference site for MATC, so we are particularly eager for help in spreading the word to playwrights in both academic and professional theatres within the reach of the conference location.

Each selected play will have an assigned team of a director, dramaturg, actors, and possibly a scenographer. All participants assigned to a given project will have the final script in hand prior to the start of the conference, and a preliminary conversation (via email, video conference, conference call, etc.) is expected. Each play will receive 75 minutes of rehearsal at the conference, and will be presented as a staged reading in a conference room during a Playwriting Symposium session.
A small number of additional plays will be selected for cold readings as a part of our annual Fringe Festival.
All selected playwrights must register for the conference and are expected to attend rehearsals for their play and participate in a post-reading discussion. Alas, there is no funding from the conference for travel or lodging costs.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Scripts must be typewritten using Samuel French or similar guidelines with a Times New Roman 12-point font.

Scripts may not exceed ten minutes in length. We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission. A general page estimate for a 10-minute play includes approximately 8-9 pages, although this is clearly not an exact science. Scripts with fast-paced dialogue are often much shorter in time than plays with extensive monologues.
Due to the nature of the conference, please limit your script to a maximum of four actors.
Submitted scripts should bear only the title of the play and NOT the name and address of the author. To ensure blind review, include a separate cover page document with the title of the play, name of the author, address, phone number, email, and university/college, theatre affiliation.
Playwrights may submit only one (1) 10-minute play script to the conference. Playwrights who submit multiple plays will not be considered. Plays that have been produced or have received workshops prior to the submission date are not eligible for the Symposium. Please note that playwrights may also submit one (1) full-length or one-act play to the Plays-in-Progress initiative under a separate CFP.
If you are also interested in (or know someone else who is interested in) acting or directing, or serving as a dramaturg, or scenographer, please apply (or have them apply) under separate cover. There is a separate CFP for those roles.
No individual may submit to more than two symposia. This limit is put in place to avoid scheduling conflicts and to provide more individuals the opportunity to present. Please note, however, that all positions listed in this call (as well as the calls for ten minute plays and Plays-in-Progress) are one symposium.

Please submit plays and cover pages via the online form available here: https://forms.gle/sy9YugAD5kVSZdLe9
Questions can be directed to Justin Maxwell at playwriting@matc.us
Acceptances will be acknowledged by December 2019 or earlier.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program: 2020 Round

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The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in collaboration with HowlRound Theatre Commons at Emerson College, established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.  The program provides three years of salary, benefits, and a flexible research and development fund for a diverse group of American playwrights at selected theaters around the country.  More than a standard residency, we conceived this initiative as an intervention into the traditional relationships between artists and institutions, as a way of reimagining what institutions might look like when an artist’s voice is at their cores.  NPRP has four primary goals:


  • Advance the state of playwrights in the American theater by providing them with space, time, and resources, and greater access to the institutions in which they work;
  • Influence the working environment of theaters by embedding playwrights in them;
  • Generate public value through the interaction of playwrights with local artistic and civic communities;
  • Document and disseminate the findings to help benefit the field.

Residencies will be selected through an open application process.  Theaters and playwrights must apply jointly by submitting statements of intent from the playwright and artistic director; a scope of work; and other specified materials to demonstrate eligibility, potential to achieve the goals of the program, and desire to participate in a growing network to advance artist-centered practices in the theater field.

More information

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship

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Application Deadline: September 27, 2019, 5 p.m. EDT
Notification: March 2020
Award Period: September 8, 2020–May 28, 2021
Stipend: $75,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for .Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. Visual artists whose projects require extensive use of Library collections are also encouraged to apply. The Center aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level-within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work.

Successful candidates for this Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. Applications from those working not in English are welcome; however, the applicant must be conversant in English, and the application materials must be in English.

In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library’s Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.

Please visit www.nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the collections of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the Fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Some Fellows may have a few prior commitments but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center's Director or Deputy Director. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend too much time away from the Center.

Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.

The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation.

Completed applications and supporting materials—research proposal, Curriculum Vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample—must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on September 27, 2019.

New York Public Library staff members are not able to make corrections or additions once applications are submitted.

The Cullman Center is made possible by a generous endowment from Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman in honor of Brooke Russell Astor, with major support provided by Mrs. John L. Weinberg, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Estate of Charles J. Liebman, The von der Heyden Family Foundation, John and Constance Birkelund, and The Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, and with additional gifts from Helen and Roger Alcaly, The Rona Jaffe Foundation, William W. Karatz, Merilee and Roy Bostock, and Cullman Center Fellows.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Players Theatre - BOO short play festival

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Submit your short play or musical for one of our festivals

Submissions now open for: Boo! October 2019

DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 10-27, 2019
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012 – 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),
5 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY:
Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.
THEME:   “Boo!”
Scare us or force us to laugh till we die – horror plays and musicals including a great spoof
All plays submitted must be centered on and revolve around this theme.

** Note **
1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play – Host provides Theatre, technicians, marketing and box office
2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required
Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 20 pages
Submissions open: June 18, 2019
Submissions close: August 22, 2019 at 11p
Play selection announced on; September 01, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Over at BYLINES.org



If you are also a poet, essayist, short story writer or novelist you might want to check out BYLINES.org for no-fee opportunities. For example, today at BYLINES:

Utopia seeks science fiction
We accept any short story science fiction piece set in a future that might inspire us. Things don't need to be perfect! We still like drama, but optimism in at least some regard is necessary. We're not too picky, what we really want is to be surprised. So send in your best piece and we'll consider it. Wow us with your characters, your settings, your story. Hard science fiction is always a bonus. We welcome solicited and unsolicited submissions. We will pay $2 for each accepted short poem or $10 for each accepted long poem upon publicationWe will pay $15 for a non-fiction piece upon publication. Please keep non-fiction articles under 5,000 words.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Overcoming Writer’s Block Workshop NEXT WEEKEND at Primary Stages ESPA

Whether you're in the middle of a play, making revisions on a completed draft, or starting something brand new, sometimes it's unavoidable – you just get stuck. In this 2-day workshop, figure out ways to banish writer's block and regain your momentum.

Instructor: Melissa Ross (Writer, Of Good Stock at MTC, Nice Girl at Labyrinth)
Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18
1:00pm – 6:00pm both days

This workshop might be for you if:
  • You're a playwright of any level that wants tools to combat writer’s block.
  • You’re new to writing and want to figure out ways to put your ideas on the page.

In this workshop you will:
  • Normalize writer’s block, talking about why it happens and how to escape the trap of overthinking.
  • Immerse yourself in writing exercises on the first day to access new ideas and get yourself out of your own head.
  • On day 2, take those ideas and write – creating new work or making forward motion on a piece you have with a new point of view.

By the end of this class you will:
  • Have tools and exercises to generate ideas and combat writer’s block when it happens.
  • Be ready to work on your First Draft with us in the Fall!
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. 

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

NoMads Art Collective in Chicago seeks playwrights for 10-minute play laboratory

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NoMads Art Collective in Chicago is seeking playwrights for our inaugural 10-minute play laboratory: Sparks.

This year’s theme is "taboo." What conversations make people uncomfortable? What kinds of theatre push beyond the limited “fourth wall" mentality? What have you always wanted to explore in your work that might seem socially unacceptable? We are interested in plays that experiment with taboo in either content or form (or both!).

DETAILS

Through the selection of plays and directors, the NoMads team will match up directors and playwrights. Directors will be in charge of producing the piece with minimal set pieces and technical elements.

The lab is open to playwrights from all over, but playwrights should plan on attending all three (3) performances (10/21-10/23)

Playwrights should note that plays with more than 5 characters cannot be accepted at this time.

We will only accept one 10-minute play per playwright at this time.

Sparks runs from October 21st - 23rd, 2019 at The Frontier.

Submissions for Sparks close August 31 at 11:59PM. 

THERE ARE NO FEES.

For consideration, fill out this Google Form to submit your piece (in a PDF).

For questions, please feel free to email NoMads at contactus@nomadsartcollective.org or visit our website www.nomadsartcollective.org.

Playwrights on Park reading series seeks plays

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We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 season of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT.

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

Playwrights selected as part of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series will have a day of rehearsal, followed by a reading of their play and a talkback with the audience.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sept 3.

Submit plays to newworks@playhousetheatregroup.org

IMPORTANT INFO:

Playwrights MUST be able to come to West Hartford for the day of the reading and the audience discussion that follows.

There will be a rehearsal the day of the reading in which attendance by the playwright is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Transportation may be provided from NYC or New England locations by the Playhouse. Readings will be on select Sunday nights throughout the season.

Playreading dates will be October 6 and November 10, 2019, and January 26, March 1, May 3, July 12, 2020 at 7pm. We will choose SIX readings for the 2019/2020 season. Final selections will be made by October 15 at the latest.

Submission Guidelines:
▪ Please submit a FULL script and character breakdown (Please submit in PDF format). Plays must be submitted electronically
▪ Include any production or workshop history, as well as biographies of the playwright, and any collaborators
▪ Playwrights may self submit or go through a literary agent.
▪ Connecticut-based and NYC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit
▪ NO FEE CHARGED

Submit plays to newworks@playhousetheatregroup.org

Sasha Br├Ątt, Director of New Works
Sean Harris, Artistic Director
www.playhouseonpark.org

Brave New World Repertory Theatre Call for New Play Submissions

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Brave New World Repertory Theatre is seeking new play submissions for Brave New Works: Ditmas Park 2020 Reading Series

Three original, full-length plays (under 120 pages) will be selected and given minimally staged readings between January 10th – March 30th, 2020.

Playwrights must be local to the Tri-state area, ideally within a 90-minute commute to Brooklyn, NY as your attendance is requested. Brooklyn-based playwrights will be given first consideration.

In 2020 we will give priority to plays that address women’s rights and/or environmental challenges. The chosen playwrights will receive a small stipend.

To be considered, plays must meet the following criteria:

1) Plays must be unproduced, although previous staged readings/workshops are not disqualifying factors.

2) The play must be completed at the time of submission - unfinished or partial drafts cannot be accepted at this time. Plays may still be in development, but they must be audience-ready at the time of submission. If the play is heavily revised AFTER being submitted, it MUST be resubmitted before the end of the submission period.

3) Plays must be able to be read by no more than 7 actors and someone on stage directions. If double and triple casting is possible please advise. We are particularly interested in plays that feature diverse casts.

4) We are unable to accept new musical submissions at this time, given the limited technical nature of this reading series.

Brave New World Rep is committed to giving a platform to voices and stories from underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities. Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, POC, Muslim, immigrant, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and womxn playwrights are HIGHLY encouraged to submit and will be prioritized.

To submit, please send an electronic copy of your script in PDF format with numbered pages to submissions@bravenewworldrep.org.

In a separate document or in the body of your email please also include a short synopsis of your play, a brief bio, where you found this call for submissions, and any relevant website link(s). Submissions are limited to one play per playwright per season. Multiple play submissions by the same playwright for the same season will not be considered.

The submission deadline for the Brave New Works 2020 Reading Series is August 15th, 2019. 

Plays submitted after August 15th, 2019 are not guaranteed consideration for this season. Semi-finalists will be notified by October 15th 2019, and final selections will be made by November 1st, 2019. Due to our small staff, only selected playwrights will be contacted.

Brave New World Repertory Theatre, a Brooklyn-based company, reaches under-served audiences to promote a love of theatre, with re-imagined classics and brave new works that reflect our diverse community. BNW’s free-to-low-cost programs range from intimate readings to large outdoor productions, and cast unique and historic Brooklyn venues in a leading role. We seek to tell stories that celebrate life and explore social justice; stories that make us laugh, feel deeply, and find common ground.

For more information, please visit: www.bravenewworldrep.org.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

2020 OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome

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2020 OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy Announces
Call for Submissions for Full Productions for its second edition

Submission deadline is September 1st, 2019

KIT Italia, The International Theatre and KIT - Kairos ItalyTheater have announced the second edition of OnStage!festival, the Festival of American Theater in Rome, Italy. The festival will run in November 2020, featuring a selection of the best American independent theateron stage in the Italian capital as well as in Milan and Naples. Submissions are now open for its main “Shows” category. The deadline is September 1st, 2019.

OnStage! follows in the successful footsteps of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, and mirrors it across the ocean.

OnStage! festival will host fully staged productions of American shows – in English with Italian supertitles – readings of plays by US-based playwrights in translation, and the OnStage! Playwriting Award.

The calendar will also include special events, panels, lectures and master classes to foster the festival’s overall mission of creating a cultural bridge and a meeting point between artists in the United States and Italy.

The festival's first edition in 2019 was a resounding audience and critical success, featuring five shows as well as multiple readings and special events, a partnership with New York's Cherry Lane Theater's Mentor Project, and was extensively highlighted in the Italian press. It ran for 1 week in January 2019, and is having a "reloaded" session in November in Rome, Milan and Naples. The OnStage! award-winning play was published and is currently touring Italy as a semi-staged production.

Submissions are now open for the “Shows” category. This is the main festival category, which will showcase fully staged productions that have been previously mounted in the United States for at least one professional production, but never in Italy. Full productions of any and all theatrical genres may apply – including new plays, musicals, adaptations, revivals, devised and experimental work.

Participants will be self-producing. There are no submission fees and no participation fees.

The submission deadline for this category is September 1st, 2019.

Submissions for both categories are open to all artists who live and work in the United States, and whose work is primarily in English.


For more information visit: www.onstagefestival.it 
or email info@onstagefestival.it

To submit your show visit: http://onstagefestival.it/2018/02/11/call-for-submission/

METZLER NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

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A.D. Players at The George Theater in Houston, TX seeks full length scripts to be developed and presented over the course of the first annual Metzler New Works Festival. The purpose of the festival is to present new American plays and musicals that contribute to the larger cultural understanding of how faith and storytelling can effectively intertwine in alignment with our mission to present and premiere work from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience. Three selected works will be developed over the course of two workshops, followed by a publicly presented staged reading with professional actors and directors; selected playwrights will receive an honorarium, and the possibility of premiering their work at one of the largest theatre companies in the city of Houston.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • This opportunity is open to US Playwrights/Librettists/Bookwriters only
  • We are seeking full-length plays (60 pages or more) with a cast size of no more than 15
  • Open to all styles and genres, keeping in mind that A.D. Players’ mission is to produce compelling theatre, from a Christian world-view, that engages a diverse audience. Minor language and challenging content are acceptable
  • A.D. Players at the George Theatre highly encourages individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds, racial and gender identities, and abilities to submit
  • Playwrights are not required to identify as Christian
  • Previous readings and workshops are acceptable
  • Plays previously produced by universities or community theatres (in which artists were not paid) are acceptable


We will NOT accept plays that have received a professional production

If you wish to submit a musical, please submit recordings of the music

Writers must be available to attend the Metzler New Works Festival, March 31-April 4, 2020 in Houston, Texas

Submissions will be capped at 350 plays

The submission period ends August 15, 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT:

We will be employing a blind submissions process. Please do not include any identifying information in your script

Plays must be submitted as a pdf in standard playwriting format saved as “PlayTitle_MNWF2020.pdf” and emailed to Newworks@adplayers.org

Please include a separate cover page with the title, contact information, and a brief biography of the playwright saved as “Last,First_Title_MNWF2020.pdf”

Mailed submissions will not be accepted

A.D. Players at the George will not acknowledge plays submitted with incorrect formatting or identifying information in the script


Saturday, August 3, 2019

Centaur Theatre Wildside Festival (Montreal Canada)

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Welcome to Centaur’s WILDSIDE submission process! We are looking for the most exciting and audacious artists to come and play with us in Montreal for the hottest two weeks in Winter (January 7-20, 2020). Every theatrical form is welcome. Multidisciplinary works and shows with more than one theatrical form are encouraged.

Due to the repertory schedule of the Festival, shows must not exceed 60 minutes running time. Nightly setup time prior to performance must not exceed 30 minutes. Takedown time post performance must not exceed 15 minutes. Artists accepted to the Festival must be available for the entire two weeks duration.

To submit a project:

Download and fill out the form. Send it by email, alongside the supporting documents to wildside@centaurtheatre.com

Supporting documents:
– Tech Rider with a complete list of technical needs
– A letter of support from an artist not involved with the production
– Any archival visuals that are available such as photos or video
– Any press that is available

We offer:
– $1000 fee
– 75% of the box office
– 5 performances in our 241 seat theatre
– reasonable technical support including 1 house technician
– promotion on our website and through our WILDSIDE Brochure

The deadline for submissions will be September 15, 2019.

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Crossroads Project: Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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The Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by playwrights of color in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project. A diverse panel of judges comprising faculty members and students will select one playwright as the winner of the contest.

 The winning playwright will receive:

An award of $500.

 An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. The playwright may also be invited to offer guest lectures/colloquia. The Crossroads Project will cover costs for travel, housing, and meals during the workshop.

To be eligible to win the contest, a playwright must be available for a one-week workshop in late March 2020 (exact dates TBD). The playwright must also be residing in the United States in the spring of 2020.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2019, 11:59p.m. CST. There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions.

Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:
Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.
Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
Chair, The Crossroads Project
Email:knahm@ilstu.edu

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January.

Please follow the following guidelines when submitting your play:

  1.  A playwright may only submit one play per contest. The writer of the play must submit their own work.
  2. Submissions must include a Playwright’s Statement (max. 250 words). Copy-and-paste your Playwright’s Statement into the text box in the online submission form. In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, as well as how you believe a workshop in a university setting will further your development process
  3. Plays that have been previously fully produced or published are ineligible for the contest. Plays that have previously had workshops or staged readings are eligible.
  4.  Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of plays in other languages are not accepted. 
  5.  The submitting playwright must either be the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
  6.  Submissions must be full-length plays.
  7.  Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
  8.  The primary language of the play must be English.
  9.  There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  10.  The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Diez Minutos 2020 seeks 10-minute plays

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Players Workshop seeks plays for its Eighth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2020 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award.  No other remuneration will be provided, and any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Players Workshop may delete, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!

Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.

Scripts are not limited in subject matter or content. However, there must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

No musicals or children’s plays, please.

The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file, with a separate PDF listing playwright information. No Word files or other formats will be accepted.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year; your name must not appear on the script. The second PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address on a separate title page.

The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].”

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Submission period opens on August 1, 2019.

Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2019. 

No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.

The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page. The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play.

Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2019. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance.

Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first-round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival (March 11 – 22, 2020), and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production.  All other rights remain with the playwright.

Submitting Your Play
Please email your submission to: diezminutosfestival@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2020 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.

Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Producer of Diez Minutos 2020

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