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Monday, September 30, 2019

LVLT’s 2020 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 videotape 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, 2019. The winner will be announced no later than March 30, 2020.
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.

The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence 2019

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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.

Deadline:

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.

Production:

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

Sunday, September 29, 2019

CAPITAL REPERTORY THEATRE'S 9TH ANNUAL NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT

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The submission process for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Ninth Annual NEXT ACT! NEW PLAY SUMMIT is now open!

NEXT ACT!, now in its ninth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 9 will take place in the summer of 2020 (exact dates coming soon) and will feature readings of four never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

theREP is looking for scripts that use theatre to address injustices, inequities, and cultural collisions, providing a voice for the unheard on stage, in the workplace, the Capital Region and beyond. Specifically seeking scripts with racial, ethnic, generational, religious and gender diversity. Scripts that engage art and social justice.

Accepting full length plays only.

(No Musicals.)

Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.

Comedy and Drama welcome!

ELIGIBILITY

Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than seven (7) characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.)

Plays previously submitted to NEXT ACT will not be considered!

Agent and non-agent submissions accepted – both must adhere to the guidelines.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Monday, September 30, 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT

Playwrights should submit all materials in one (and only one) document, either a Microsoft word document or a PDF file, via webform. 

This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – illuminating the play’s entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first ten (10) pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play. Submission documents must be void of playwright’s name and contact information.

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted!

QUEER SCARE VI

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare VI, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.   
Requirements:
  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about Halloween, the supernatural or scary from a Gay perspective.
  • 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 Oct 3, 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. 

Guidelines for writing a good short play:
  • Engage your audience quickly by getting to the conflict immediately.
  • Surprise the audience; don't rely on cliches.
  • Make the audience laugh or become emotional.
  • Create vivid characters.  Give them names. Naming your characters "Man" and "Woman" usually means your characters are not fully developed.
  • Show, don't tell.
  • Be original.
  • Limit your play to 3-4 characters.
  • The situation should be compelling.
  • Communicate non-verbally.
  • Make use of the space and props.
  • Don't be afraid to be shocking.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Adirondack Theatre Festival

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ATF produces new scripts of the highest caliber throughout each season. To help fulfill this mission, we welcome the opportunity to read submissions from skilled playwrights who feel their work would be a good fit at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

**Please note our new policy. Submissions are now accepted from Aug. 15-Oct. 1 only. This new policy is to help us manage the large volume of submissions we receive and ensure that your play is heavily considered during the fall season selection period.

If you are interested in submitting your play to be considered for future seasons at ATF, please send the following via email to Literary@ATFestival.org:

  • Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted)
  • Brief (3-5 sentence) synopsis of the play
  • Production history—including any readings, workshop or full productions the play has received thus far
  • Professional playwright resume or bio

Please note: all submissions MUST be sent electronically.

Unpublished full-length plays and musicals only.

Plays submitted via email can be sent either by the playwright or by a literary agent on the playwright’s behalf. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, please allow a few weeks for a response acknowledging receipt of your script. ATF does not provide dramaturgical feedback.

THE NYC WOMEN'S FUND FOR MEDIA, MUSIC AND THEATRE

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The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to administer this Fund, which this year adds music as a category.

The program will provide:

Finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects
Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos
Production funds for live theatre
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000
Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000
Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - 50,000
Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000
Music: Classical/Experimental/Jazz/New Music - $20,000
Music General - $20,000
Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000
In 2019, finishing funds in the combined amount of $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects made by creatives who identify as women.

This is the second round of a $5 million, three-year program made possible through the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre will be available for one additional award cycle opening in Summer 2020 (for 2021).

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be available on Wednesday, July 10 and will close on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2020. View NYC Women's Fund FAQs here, and click below to view guidelines for each project category.

Film Project Guidelines
Music Project Guidelines
Theatre Project Guidelines

Anyone can apply and be awarded a grant regardless of actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, partnership status, marital status, disability (including use of a service animal), race, color, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, military status, or any other class protected by City, State, or Federal law.

Cape Cod Theater Project seeks plays

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Applications for the 2020 Season will be accepted September 1 – September 30, 2019.

Playwrights may send one play per season for consideration. The proposed play must still be in development and cannot have received a professional production, or a production that has been reviewed, prior to August 2020.

To apply, please email a PDF of the script to capecodlit@gmail.com. Please label the document using your first and last name as well as the play’s title. For example: janesmithplaytitle.pdf

In addition, please include in your email a short biography and a brief artistic statement on how you propose to use your development time at CCTP. The bio and statement of intentions should be included in the body of the email.

As we rely on the kindness of our donors for housing, we usually limit our cast sizes to no more than six actors, though there have been exceptions.

As of November 1, 2011, we no longer review hard copies of scripts sent by mail.

The CCTP staff  does not provide feedback on any submitted materials.

We look forward to reading your work.

The Landing Theatre Company seeks full-length plays

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 The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

From August 1 - September 30 The Landing Theatre Company accepts ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­full-length plays for ­­­­­­­­­­­­the New American Voices Playwriting Festival.

Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company's Spring Festival in Houston, Texas.

Selected playwrights must attend the readings.  

A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright.  Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses.

The New American Voices Playwriting Festival is now in partnership with Monologue Bank, a non-profit online organization seeking high caliber monologues from original plays.  Playwrights may be contacted if their work contains any material of interest to Monologue Bank.

There is a $15 fee for submitting, which is used to cover the cost of script processing and to pay selection panelists for their time and expertise. The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

Submission Deadlines

1. Submissions accepted from August 1 - September 30.


Format

1. Selected playwrights must attend the festival.

2. Each playwright will be paired with a local director prior to the festival to prepare for the event.

3. Director will cast the play prior to the festival.

4. Each production will receive at least two rehearsals prior to the official reading.

5. One rehearsal will be scheduled when the playwright can attend.

6. The play will then be read in front of an audience, with a moderated discussion of the play afterwards.


Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Playwright must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America.

2. Play must not have been produced.

3. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.

4. Submission must be received on or before September 30th.

5. Submission must be a minimum of 30 pages long and have a minimum run time of 45 minutes.

6. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.

7. Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Your name and contact information should only be in the submission form.

8. Only one play per playwright per submission period.

9. No musicals, children's plays, or one-person plays.

10. Original scripts only.  No adaptations or works that involve third party rights.

11. Playwrights will only be notified if your play is selected.


SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT FOR CONSIDERATION HERE.  DRAMATISTS GUILD MEMBERS, SUBMIT HERE.

Please contact us at landingtheatresubmissions@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

#ShePERSISTED: a festival of staged readings (Bloomington - Normal IL)

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New Plays Needed by  Womxn, Femme, and Non-Binary Playwrights for #ShePERSISTED: a festival of staged readings presented by Coalescence Theatre Project

Coalescence Theatre Project is accepting submission of new plays by Womxn, Femme, and Non-Binary playwrights for the 2020 #ShePERSISTED festival.

The company, based in Bloomington-Normal, IL, will select four plays to be presented in staged readings open to the public on January 25th and 26th, along with discussions about the work. Plays should be at least 75 minutes in length.

All submissions made by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. 

Submit plays to coalescencetheatre@gmail.com. Please include your name, pronouns, and best contact information on your script, as well as in the email. Selections are made based on merit, and in consideration of forming quartet of plays that, together, bring notable focus or useful contrast within the series. Thank you for sharing your work for consideration.

#ShePERSISTED Curators, Rachel Hettrick (she, her, hers) and Ann Haugo (she, her, hers)
Coalescence Executive Artistic Director, Don Shandrow (he, him, his)

The Coalescence Theatre Project is a nationally recognized and award-winning theatre that exists to incite our community to thoughtful action. Our logo, an abstract representation of the genetic tree of life, reminds us that we all come from one common Ancestor.

We focus on unheard stories and offer a place where the silent and the underrepresented have a voice. Coalescence Theatre Project aspires to be a home where play, discovery, and learning are celebrated and our audience reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Our mission is equity and inclusion in the exploration of identity and our place in a global community.

23rd One Act Festival - Ten Below

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The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase 10-minute original plays.

NOTE:  We will accept previously produced scripts EXCEPT those which had full productions in the state of Ohio.

Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 23rd Annual One Act Festival — Ten Below in April, 2020 at The Fine Arts Association. 

Submission deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.   

Only ONE 10-minute submission will be accepted per playwright. Submit your favorite!  The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions.   Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 13-24, 2020.  The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There are no submission fees for this Festival. There will be no monetary stipend for plays produced in the Festival. 
Festival Submission Guidelines
  • 10-minute play submissions must be original by the playwright.  Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, in the state of Ohio prior to submission will not be accepted. 10-minute plays produced out of the state of Ohio will be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.
  • Limit of ONE play may submitted by each playwright.  
  • Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages.  Play should run in the 10 minute range.  Longer submissions will not be considered.
  • Scripts may be comedy and drama.  Not open to musicals.  No more than 6 characters.
  • Simple set and costumes needs and minimal technical requirements.   Only basic furniture and minimal props available for the production.
  • Plays must be submitted with a title page listing the following contact and bio information: 
  • Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.
  •  International submissions are welcome.  All scripts must be in English.
  • All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.
  • E-mail Guidelines: 
  • Submissions may be e-mailed to ahedger@fineartsassociation.org.  E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to be considered.
  • Preferred document format:  Microsoft Word or .PDF files ONLY.  No other formats will be accepted.

Mailing Guidelines:


Mail submission to:   
Ann Hedger,
Ten Minute Plays,
The Fine Arts Association,
38660 Mentor Avenue,
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2019 to be considered for the Festival.

Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a title page containing full contact and bio information as outlined above.

Scripts will not be returned.  Scripts not selected will be shredded then recycled.
Selection & Notification Information:

-        Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion.  All decisions are final.

-        All submitting playwrights will receive an email notification upon receipt of their scripts.  Notification of final decisions will be made by e-mail between January 13-24, 2020.

PlayPenn New Play Development Conference 2020

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Beginning September 1, PlayPenn will be accepting applications for its 2020 New Play Development Conference; we are pleased to request your full length, unproduced script for consideration. Please review the guidelines carefully and completely before making application.  Your application must be uploaded and complete by September 30, 2019 or it cannot be considered.

Currently, we are not considering musicals, plays for young audiences or one-person plays.  Also, if you were a 2019 Conference playwright we ask you to observe a one-year hiatus from applying.

The 2020 Conference will be held in Philadelphia, PA from July 7-26, 2020 at The Drake Theatre in Philadelphia, PA. Invited playwrights will have the opportunity to work with a director, dramaturg and Philadelphia-based, professional actors over a 20-day period that allows for 29 hours of rehearsal and staged reading time as well as ample time to reflect and write.

The work will begin with a three-day roundtable (July 7-9) that will help in laying the collaborative groundwork for the development time ahead. The Conference includes two public staged readings that are intended as a part of the process, giving playwrights an opportunity to measure the efficacy of the work accomplished and provide an opportunity to gauge the work ahead.

PlayPenn will provide travel for casting, travel to and from the conference, housing, per diem and a stipend.

Applicants should be aware of the following points about PlayPenn:

·  We are a development conference rather than a festival or showcase for new work. The distinction is important and meaningful to us in the current climate of the increasing commercialization of play development;

·  We work to avoid participation in what has become known as “development hell” by placing authority in the hands of the playwright and fostering an environment in which risk is rewarded and honest assessment is encouraged and provided;

·  We make a concerted effort to provide an experience that relieves writers of the distractions of the day-to-day world;

·  We expect playwrights who accept a place at the Conference to work on their play.  The Conference is not intended as an opportunity for playwrights to simply hear their plays in a rehearsed reading.

·  We focus on the needs of the text. The public Conference readings are intended to present a glimpse into how the text lives off the page rather than how the play might be augmented or staged in production.

From the time of invitation to participate at PlayPenn, we expect that playwrights will accept no invitations for development that precede the July Conference dates.

For our application process, PlayPenn uses the Submittable platform.  Please upload the following with no identifying information in the document or the document name:

1. An original script in .pdf format with no identifying information (no name on the document). Applications that are submitted in non-pdf format will not be considered.

2. Your current resume (.pdf) with no identifying information (playwright name or agent).

3. A casting breakdown and the number of actors required (.pdf) (no name on the document).  Please do not assume that doubling schemes are obvious.  We want to know how many actors your play requires in a workshop setting.

4. The play's development and production history (.pdf) (no name on the document). Plays that have had readings are eligible.  Plays that have been produced or that have been through multiple development processes are not eligible.

5.  List three areas of challenge in your play that you’d like to address while you’re at PlayPenn (.pdf) (no name on the document). Please be specific.

***If your files include the playwright’s name, your application will be disqualified***

PlayPenn does not accept agent submissions.

Your application must be uploaded and complete by midnight September 30, 2019 or it cannot be considered.

Because of the number of applications we receive, and the labor intensive nature of responsibly considering your play, we are unable to provide individual feedback.

Thank you for your application. We look forward to reading your work.

The New Harmony Project

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The New Harmony Project is pleased to accept applications of un-produced stage play scripts, musicals, screenplays and teleplays through October 1, 2019. Our streamlined online process will facilitate you uploading your materials in only a few minutes.

What is The Project looking for in a script? We’re looking for scripts that sensitively and truthfully explore the positive aspects of life. If you’ve read our mission statement and you’re still not sure your work is right for the conference, you can gain a fuller sense of our aesthetic and philosophical interests by perusing our roster of writers and scripts that have recently found an artistic home at our conference. The New Harmony Project recognizes that we live in complex times, and we seek stories that honor a multiplicity of perspectives.

What does The Project provide? We provide a creative community and unparalleled level of artistic support. There is no cost to attend the spring conference, and all meals, travel and housing are covered. Additionally, we provide a modest stipend to participants.   

Due to the volume of applications received, we will only accept ONE script per writer. 

When you are ready to complete your application, simply click the button below to be taken to our online system powered by Submittable. Once items have been submitted, we, unfortunately, will not be able to accept updates or changes.

If you have any questions, please email submissions@newharmonyproject.org (please, no phone calls). We look forward to reading your work, and thank you for taking the time to share it with us.

Raven Short Play FESTIVAL

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UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, submission deadline has been changed to September 30.

Raven Short Play Festival is an original short-play competition hosted by the Raven Players of Healdsburg, California.

THEME:  for the first festival THEME is “Love Bites” original works that generally focus on the joy, heartbreak, humor and/or tragedy of any type of love

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  October 15, 2019
FESTIVAL DATES:  2/28, 2/29 AND 3/1/20 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater

PRIZES: Winners will receive $100 prize; 2 free festival tickets; recognition in festival program ad publicity

NUMBER OF PLAYS IN FINAL PRODUCTION: There will be 15 plays in the final Festival Production

LENGTH:  10 to 20 pages in length (max 20 minutes in duration)

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions made be made by anyone who wishes to submit, from anywhere in the world.  Up to three plays per playwright may be submitted

FEES:  no submission fees to playwrights

LANGUAGE:  plays must be submitted in English

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted via  http://rpat.org/index.php?p=34  IMPORTANT:  please include cover page with the Title of play, but NOT name of playwright. No Footers/headers with playwright’s name

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit up to three plays.

SPECS: Original works only. Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes or theatrical effects.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals

REVIEW PROCESS
There will be three steps in the selection review process.  Identities of playwrights will be hidden from the review committee to ensure equal opportunities

1. All plays will be reviewed by Festival administration to ensure qualification.

2. First round of reviews by Semi-finalists Selection Committee which will result in selection of 30 semi-finalist plays

3. Second round to Final Review Committee to select 15 plays

PRODUCTION: The festival will produce 5 plays per performance, each play will receive one performance

TIMELINE:

-  Open field for submissions:  9/15/19.   MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN 10/15/19

-  Final Winner selections announced:  by 12/15/19
-  Casting/rehearsals for production:  begin 1/2/20

-  Festival Production dates: 2/28, 2/29 and 3/1/20

Clockhouse seeks submissions

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CLOCKHOUSE Submissions

Dare. Risk. Dream. Share. Ruminate.

Clockhouse accepts works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic works for stage or screen. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers. (Current students of Goddard College are ineligible to submit to Clockhouse, but we look forward to reading your work after you graduate.)

Submit to CLOCKHOUSE

All submissions must:

  • Be original, unpublished work written by the author. 
  • Follow the industry-standard formatting guidelines appropriate for the genre as well as the applicable guidelines below:
  • Fiction: Short stories and self-contained novel excerpts in a literary style. Genre fiction will be considered only if it sustains literary merit (Up to 5,000 words)
  • Poetry: All poetry in traditional and experimental styles including prose poetry (Up to 250 lines of poetry, total. Only one poem per submission. Poets may submit up to three times per reading period.)
  • Memoir and Creative Nonfiction: All memoir and creative nonfiction in traditional and experimental literary styles. No academic or scientific essays (Up to 5,000 words)
  • Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen: Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay (Up to 15 pages)
  • Include a short bio of approximately 100 words or less.
  • Include a brief artist statement: a few sentences about your work as an artist (i.e., not a “pitch” for this submission, but rather a statement about what you’re interested in writing about now, what drives your writing, or how your writing is reflecting or influencing the world at large, etc.).
  • Be submitted only through our online submission manager (see link at bottom of page). No email submissions will be accepted.
  • Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will be discarded unread.

The submission period for the Volume Eight 2020 will begin on August 15, 2019 and remain open through 11:59 on December 15, 2019.

Responses to submissions

Please expect to wait up to four months for a reply. After that time, if you have not yet received a reply, please check on the status of your submission by sending an e-mail to clockhouse.editor@gmail.com. Indicate the title of your piece, the genre, and the original date of submission.

Upon acceptance

By accepting any offer of publication by Clockhouse, the author will grant the magazine first serial rights. Upon publication, rights to the work revert back to the author. The author retains all other rights to the work. Any subsequent publication will note that the work was first published in Clockhouse. Payment for publication in Clockhouse is one contributor’s copy in which the work appears. As appropriate, we may also choose to nominate published work for awards or other recognition.

Questions?

Planning to submit and have questions about Clockhouse?  Please send them to clockhouse.editor@gmail.com.  Submissions themselves are not accepted at this address.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

QUEENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS NEW WORK GRANT

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Grant Amount: $3000

Deadline: October 29, 2019  

For this grant, individual artists and collectives that live in Queens or have a permanent studio in Queens may apply.

Fiscal sponsorship is not required.

THE NEW WORK GRANT SUPPORTS ARTISTS THAT LIVE QUEENS OR HAVE THEIR ART PRACTICE IN QUEENS, IN THE CREATION OF NEW WORK THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE CULTURAL LIFE OF THE BOROUGH.

PROJECT FUNDING IS AVAILABLE FOR:

  • Queens-based individual artists for the creation of new work.
  • New Work is defined as work that has not been produced or presented to an audience before.
  • Unincorporated Artist Collectives or collaborations between multiple artists. If an artist collective or collaboration applies, one Queens-based artist will be the “lead applicant” and will need to fill out an individual application for the collective’s project. Artist collectives can only apply once for the New Work Grant.
  • Artists working in all disciplines. Project disciplines can include (but are not limited to):
  • Music
  • Theater
  • Dance
  • Photography, Film and Video
  • Literature (including Poetry and Spoken Word)
  • Visual arts (Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture and Site-Specific Installations)
  • Fiber Arts
  • Folk Arts 
  • Media Arts
  • Community-Engaged Art 
  • Multidisciplinary Arts
All projects must culminate in an exhibition or presentation in the 2020 calendar year that are accessible and engage the general public of Queens

Grant funds can be used for:
  • Artists' fees 
  • Marketing and publicity costs 
  • Supplies and materials needed for the execution of the project
  • Venue rental for the project (general home/studio rent is not eligible)

This program is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Greater New York Arts Development Fund, in partnership with the City Council

WHO CAN APPLY

Resident of Queens or artists who have a full-time studio in Queens (PO boxes are not accepted)
Applicants that are at least 18 years of age
Artists working in any discipline - visual, literary or performing art forms
Applicants that attend a QAF Information Session

WHO CANNOT APPLY

Students, full or part-time, either currently enrolled or who will be enrolled in 2020. This includes degree programs and certificate programs.

Artists who received funding in 2019 for DCA individual artist support (QAF New Work Grant).

Past recipients who failed to submit a final report or who did not properly credit funding as stipulated in the QAF Cultural Contract.

Individual Artists applying through any other 2020 QAF grant even through partnerships for organization support

Applicants who are out of compliance with any Queens Council on the Arts funding contract.

ARTISTS WHO RECEIVE A NEW WORK GRANT WILL NEED TO SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS UPON ACCEPTANCE:

Proof of Queens Residency (i.e. signed official lease, bank statement, or utility bill with the grantee’s name and Queens address)

More information online

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Sauk sixth annual Plays-in-Development

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The Sauk, Hillsdale County's Community Theatre, located in Jonesville, Michigan is seeking entries to consider for our sixth annual Plays-In-Development in 2020. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood (and expected) that changes will be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

The selected plays will first go through notes with the artistic director. A show-specific director will then be assigned. The director will work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in mid-June with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings. It is expected that the selected playwrights will be involved in the process and be in attendance for final rehearsals and the public reading in Jonesville, MI. 

Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place July 10 and 11, 2020. Playwrights will be on site between July 7-12. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide travel and lodging.

The goal of Plays-in-Development is to help playwrights improve plays that have yet to be produced. By working with a director and actors, the playwright can learn vital information about their work. After the public readings, playwrights are able to participate in a talkback with the audience. We want playwrights to leave the experience with positive and constructive feedback to improve their plays.

Please e-mail a draft copy of the script, a one paragraph plot description and playwright's contact information to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukpid@gmail.com.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, October 4, 2019. 

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. The selected plays will be announced on or before December 2, 2019.  

Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

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The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2020 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals. Amas, which is administering the award, was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda’s World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three.

Submissions open Tuesday September 17, 2019 and will close on Friday November 29, 2019. All submissions must be sent through an online application. The link may be found on our website.
Only one submission per playwright/librettists will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced at Amas Musical Theatre's 51st Anniversary Benefit Event on March 30, 2020. Amas Musical Theatre will not ask for any fees for entry or for any fiduciary involvement from the playwright/librettists at any point of the process.

Submission Requirements:

The musical must:
·         Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
·         Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
·         Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
·         Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
·         Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
·         Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.
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What to submit
All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.
1.       Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project
2.       History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)
3.       Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)
4.       Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)
5.       Proof of rights (if applicable)
6.       Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)
7.       PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available

Guidelines for Materials
All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.
PROOF OF RIGHTS
If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.
FULL SCRIPT
The full script must include:
1.       Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)
2.       Character breakdown (maximum one page)
3.       The complete script with page numbers
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For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.
Demo Tracks
·         The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.
·         Demo tracks should:
1.       Include at least one song from the first 25 pages
2.       Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment
3.       Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles
4.       Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs
For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.

The Selection Process
Scripts will be read and evaluated through a blind submission process by Amas Musical Theatre’s literary team. A group of finalist plays will be read and evaluated by a selection committee, comprised of distinguished artists and playwrights, using a blind evaluation process. Committee members will not be given any additional information beyond the title of the show, the script and the demo tracks.
Any personal information you provide in the application is seen by the Amas Musical Theatre staff only, not the selection committee. Our process is based on the quality of the work submitted.

Round 1 (September-December)
1. Our literary team reads the first 25 pages of the book and listens to the demo for any track related to these pages.
2. The team fills out evaluations for each show, which determine the submissions that continue to Round 2.
3. If selected as a finalist, the show’s application primary contact is notified via email.
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Round 2 (January-March)
1.  The selection committee reads the scripts in full and listens to all demo tracks submitted.
2.  Committee members discuss the finalists to determine which one is best suited for the award.
3.  The winner will be announced at the Amas Musical Theatre's 51st Anniversary Benefit Event in April 2020.
4.  The application’s primary contact is notified and a development schedule is created with the winner.

We will not be able to provide feedback regarding why a particular piece was or was not selected.
The Winner

  • Will receive $2,000 to help pay for cost-of-living expenses.
  • Will receive development assistance in the 2020 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre.
  • Will have the selected show rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production.
  • Must be present in New York City for the development process.
  • Must give the right of first refusal for a world premiere of the selected show that will expire 90 days after Amas Musical Theatre presents the Lab production.


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Website: amasmusical.org

Monday, September 23, 2019

Chronic Insanity seeks plays (UK)

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Calling all playwrights, authors, poets or anyone who ever fancied themselves a writer! As we are doing #12shows12months#12shows12months, we realised it would be a) idiotic andb) slightly selfish to do all those productions ourselves. We want to provide an opportunity for writers to have a piece of their writing, be it a traditional three act play or an experimental exploration of a niche art form, supported, facilitated and eventually presented as a production that will run in March 2020 in Nottingham.

The winner of this competition will have the opportunity to develop their writing with Chronic Insanity - we will work with you to provide a space, a cast and a creative team for your piece. The winner will also have the opportunity to workshop and develop their writing in scratch nights throughout the year. By entering this competition you will receive feedback for your piece of writing.
You will retain all performance rights for your own work and, though we are a new and small theatre company, we will aim for some form of payment or, at the very least, a favourable profit share for the winning playwright.

So write away, please send all script submissions to chronicinsanityscripts@gmail.com along with your name and location!

Your deadline is 23:59 on Monday 30th September 2019. 

We accept all abilities and subject matter. Best of luck! 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

THE LOTUS LEE FOUNDATION 2019 SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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The Lotus Lee Foundation is currently seeking submissions for short plays under 30 minutes in our newest international theatrical initiative, the 2019 Lotus Lee Foundation Short Play Festival.

The winning entry will receive a world premiere production in China in 2020.

The Lotus Lee Foundation has recently presented critically-acclaimed theatrical adaptations of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM and THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM: THE DARK FOREST, based upon the novels of international best-selling author Liu Cixin, to sold-out success in both Shanghai and Beijing and a number of major cities in China, utilizing a plethora of innovative artists from around the world to collectively create technologically superior experiences beyond anything witnessed in world theatre until now. Our next hot property could be yours!

The Lotus Lee Foundation employs artists from all corners of the globe, featuring directors, designers and production staff famed for their innovative contributions to productions on Broadway, London's West End, Las Vegas and world theatre. Our most recent offering was THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM: THE DARK FOREST which was presented in Shanghai and Beijing earlier this year to critical acclaim and sold-out audiences, with further productions coming soon.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1 until October 1, with a first place winner announced on November 1.

The winner receives a $500 prize; 2nd Prize receives $200 and 3rd Prize $100, with an exclusive option to produce their shows in China in the near future.

Anything is possible! Give us your very best! Think big... and dream bigger!

2019 NALAC Fund for the Arts (NFA): Artists/Ensembles

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Deadline: September 25, 2019 CENTRAL STANDARD TIME

The NALAC Fund for the Arts Artist/Ensemble grant program supports the work of Latinx artists in all disciplines. For the 14th cycle, the NFA offers five grant categories for artists and ensembles who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the NFA guidelines: Artist Grant ($10,000), Adán Medrano Legacy Award in Film ($10,000), the San Antonio Artist Grant ($5,400), the Puerto Rico Artist Grant ($5,000) and the NALAC Pod Grant ($5,000)

We encourage you to read through the NFA guidelines for more information on the grant categories, eligibility and evaluation criteria prior to submitting a grant application.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

U.S. or Puerto Rico-based Latinx artists in any artistic discipline working individually or as part of an ensemble, arts collective or community-based arts and culture group are welcome to apply for the NALAC Fund for the Arts.

What does the NALAC Fund for the Arts Support?

Grant funds may be used to support any stage of the creative process, including but not limited to living wages, research, production, living expenses, documentation, evaluation, occupancy, travel, training. The number and amounts of awards are contingent on availability of funds.

Funding Period

Proposed activities must take place between January 1, 2020 and January 1, 2021. Award notifications will be made in January 2020.

Support

Download the NFA guidelines for Artists/Ensembles here: https://nalac.org/grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts/

Email the Programs Team at grants@nalac.org or call the NALAC Staff at 210.432.3982 for more information.

Submit an inquiry to the NALAC Support Desk here: https://airtable.com/shrhMk3RplrHLocGd

Little Festival of the Unexpected submission window

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Submissions for LFU are accepted every other year (2019, 2021, 2023, etc) July 1st through October 1st for consideration the following May. Only scripts and samples of full-length plays are considered for the Festival.

  • Literary agents may submit complete scripts on behalf of their clients.
  • Playwrights who do not have agents may submit 10-page dialogue samples for consideration. Dialogue samples must be accompanied by a synopsis, production history, and character breakdown.
  • Plays are eligible for development at the LFU only if they have not previously been professionally produced or workshopped with Equity actors. This restriction includes Actors Equity showcase and waiver productions. Plays that have had readings or non-AEA productions are still eligible.
  • Only one submission is accepted per playwright in a given year.
  • Submissions of 10-page samples (from playwrights) must be sent by US Mail only – no e-mails, faxes, etc.

Plays must require no more than 8 actors to perform. Playwrights must provide a precise casting plot for larger casts that require doubling.

Submit by mail to:
Portland Stage Company
Attn: Literary Manager
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104

For questions about script submissions or eligibility, please email Literary Manager.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting

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Submissions are now closed for the 
City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest.

The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting furthers the Company’s mission to identify, acknowledge and award excellence in short form dramatic writing. Known for developing and producing ten-minute works by established talents and promising new voices, City Theatre will select up to twenty-five plays from among its annual Contest submissions for special recognition.

The National Award is valued at $2,000: the Winning Play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival; the Winning Playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Finalists are awarded a certificate, and invited to Miami to attend the CityWrights Weekend for Playwrights (fee waived) and hear a reading of their Finalist Script (*subject to scheduling).

Note:
The Summer Shorts Festival is produced annually in Miami during the month of June. Not every play in Summer Shorts is a contest Finalist. Finalist plays are not guaranteed City Theatre productions, but receive preferred consideration in the current or future Summer Shorts festivals, and/or other City Theatre programming, including Summer Shorts, Shorts Gone Wild, Shorts 4 Kids, and its Readings Series. Winner and Finalists’ plays are also submitted to the annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival Contest.

Submissions Rules and Information

City Theatre is looking for wonderful short plays (ten minutes) for Summer Shorts and other programming. Having produced hundreds of plays, we want scripts that are lively and timely, hilarious and provocative, poignant and surprising. We look for plays that span style and genre. We will consider bilingual scripts and ten-minute musicals. We have no restriction on the age range of the characters. In other words, we are seeking compelling plays that rise above the ordinary.

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending your submission

Plays will be accepted yearly from August 30th – September 30th.

Scripts won’t be considered sooner or later!

Musicals may only be submitted through the New Play Exchange

Playwrights can submit only one script - send us your best!

No scripts will be returned - save postage by submitting electronically. No SASE required.

Each play script must be no more than ten pages long. We start counting when the actual play begins.

Previously submitted plays, children's shows, longer one-acts or full-length plays or musicals won’t be accepted or returned.

City Theatre will consider previously produced works with a production history included with submission.

The volume of scripts submitted prevents us from providing feedback or criticism.

NOTE: City Theatre will only contact playwrights with scripts the company considers for the National Award for Short Playwriting Contest, or we are interested in producing in its various programming. ONLY those playwrights will be contacted in February-March by e-mail or a phone call.

SUBMISSIONS WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 500 SCRIPTS WE RECEIVE

Submission Must be Postmarked or Submitted
to the Literary Director
by September 30th, 2019

Mail Submissions to:

Susan Westfall, Literary Director,
City Theatre,
444 Brickell Ave.,
Suite 229,
Miami, Fl 33131

or submit your play electronically through our website by clicking on our submission link.

Please submit script as a PDF file.

Please DO NOT EMAIL PLAYS

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Furious Gazelle Halloween Writing Contest

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Deadline: September 21, 2019

The contest is free to enter. The first place winner will receive $50 and a book in the genre of their choosing.

Send us your Halloween-themed poetry, fiction, short plays and creative non-fiction as an attachment to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com, and put “Halloween contest” in your subject line.

Each writer may submit up to five entries to the contest, totaling 5,000 words or under.

Use that however you want, for example send a 4,900 word short story and a 100 word flash piece, or send 5 poems, or 3 poems and 2 stories, the possibilities are endless.

Critique

Our critiques offer insight and constructive criticism about your entry. Constructive criticism is a great way to learn how to become a stronger writer. We will provide three lines of feedback: what we liked, what could be working better, techniques you could consider using to strengthen your story.
If you’d like constructive feedback, click here to purchase the item in the Square store (non-US: send $10 via paypal to thefuriousgazelle@gmail.com and note your receipt number in your submission e-mail).

Donation

Just want to support our contest? We’re committed to keeping our Halloween contest free to enter, but that costs money. If you can, please consider contributing with your entry. Your $5 contribution will go towards the first place prize, and our website hosting costs. If you’d like to contribute, click here to donate through our Square store (non-US: send $5 via paypal to thefuriousgazelle@gmail.com) and submit your entry as an attachment to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com.

Donating will not have any impact on your chances of winning, but it will earn our eternal gratitude, and help us to keep the Furious Gazelle online.

Monday, September 16, 2019

The Growing Stage Theatre New Play-Reading Festival Submission 2019

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Submissions OPEN till Oct. 1st.

This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced TYA scripts to be considered as one of four plays to be featured in the New Play-Reading Festival this coming season at The Growing Stage Theatre – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey.

The New Play-Reading Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished works presented before an audience, in a play-reading scenario, by a cast consisting of both professional and amateur actors on two separate rounds during our season.  After each reading, there is a dialogue among the audience, performers and playwright, if present. After 2nd Round of play readings, one of the four scripts are then selected to be presented as a fully mounted production in The Growing Stage’s 2020-2021 season!

Plays should be intended for young audiences through high school age and have a minimum performance length of approximately 45 minutes.

Scripts may be previously workshopped, but must be unpublished and not committed to publication.
Supporting materials (resumes, photos, reviews, etc.) should not accompany submissions.

Playwright may submit up to two scripts.

We do ask that scripts be submitted via email as a PDF to Danny Campos, New Play-Reading Festival Director at newplays@growingstage.com

The playwright’s name must not be visible anywhere on the script.  Please include the playwright’s name, address, phone, and play title in your email submission.

If you choose to send a manuscript via mail please note that the script cannot be returned.  Playwrights should include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for confirmation of receipt of their scripts.

Musicals are eligible.  Submissions must include a sample recording of the music and lyrics.  Please do not send a written score.

Playwrights shall allow the release of their names, addresses, and play titles to The Growing Stage.
If your script submission is an adaptation, we do ask that you also please include proof that you have permission from the author to adapt their work.
Mailed submissions should be sent to:

Danny Campos
The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey
PO Box 36
Netcong, NJ 07857

newplays@growingstage.com

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Avante Garage Theatre Company seeks 10-minute plays

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The award winning Avante Garage Theatre Company announces their next ambitious project - "WORD POWER! Impolite Poems, Plays and Power Ballads of Protest!" This three-performance special engagement will consist of a collection of poems, short stories, 10 minute (or shorter) plays and songs that demonstrate the frustrations that many Americans are having right now with the state of our country and the world at large.

The Avante Garage is soliciting submissions from American Playwrights, Poets, Writers and Composers to be considered for this project. They are looking for new material of all varieties but special consideration will be given to pieces that are comedic in nature. Creators will retain copyright ownership of all materials chosen for these performances.

They are also looking for actors, singers and oral interpreters to perform these protest pieces. If you'd like to perform your own piece and are either located in Los Angeles or can travel to LA on your own dime, please indicate such in your submission. There is no compensation for writers or actors for these special performances as all profits will be donated to National Not For Profits that are fighting to make our country and the world a safer, more just place for ALL Americans. (They are currently considering The ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center and EarthJustice.)

This inaugural event of what promises to be an annual tradition will be held in Los Angeles, CA in mid November 2019. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019.

Please make all submissions in pdf format following generally accepted script formatting. For original songs, please include either a mp3 file or a link to a recording of the song. Actors should submit headshots and resumes.

To submit your original work to "Word Power!" Please email all materials along with a short bio and a short statement about what specifically your piece is protesting to avantegarage@gmail.com. For more information about The Avante Garage Theatre Company, please visit avantegarage.com.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Jewish Theater Lab

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Gallery Players at the Columbus JCC is seeking original works for Jewish Theater Lab, a project to debut during our 2019-2020 season. We are looking for new plays and musicals with Jewish themes, characters, content or perspectives. Staged readings will be presented over two performances in April 2020 in the Roth/Resler Theater at the Columbus JCC with the potential for fully staged productions during subsequent seasons. Send your resume, full script and contact info to: Giselle Siegel, Gallery Players Artistic Director.

Email: gsiegel@columbusjcc.org.

Snail mail: JCC Gallery Players, 1125 College Ave, Columbus, OH 43209

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis


Website: www.jccgalleryplayers.org Mission Statement: Gallery Players produces theater of the highest artistic expression, reflecting a Jewish perspective while exploring our common humanity. Building on its rich history, Gallery Players strives to challenge and inspire audiences and artists alike.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Princeton Arts Fellow

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Princeton Arts Fellows, funded in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will be awarded to artists whose achievements have been recognized as demonstrating extraordinary promise in any area of artistic practice and teaching.

We will be accepting applications in Creative Writing, Dance, Music, Theater, and Visual Arts.

Applicants should be early career composers, conductors, musicians, choreographers, visual artists, film makers, poets, novelists, playwrights, designers, directors and performance artists -- this list is not meant to be exhaustive -- who would find it beneficial to spend two years working in an artistically vibrant university community.

Fellowships are for two 9-month academic years. An $83,000 salary for each year is included. Fellows will be in residence for academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 at Princeton, interacting with our students, faculty and staff as part of the Lewis Center for the Arts and the Department of Music. The normal work assignment will be to teach one course each semester subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, but Fellows may be asked to take on an artistic assignment in lieu of a class, such as directing a play or creating a dance with students. Although the teaching load is light, our expectation is that Fellows will be full and active members of our community, committed to frequent and engaged interactions with students during the academic year.

Princeton Arts Fellows may not hold concurrent teaching positions at other institutions for the duration of the fellowship.

Interviews of finalists will take place on campus during January 6-7, 2020. All finalists are expected to attend the on-campus interview.

While Fellows need not reside in Princeton, they will be required to spend a significant part of the week on campus.

This Fellowship cannot be used to fund work leading to a Ph.D. or any other advanced degree. Holders of Ph.D. degrees from Princeton are not eligible to apply.

Please apply online by September 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. EST. 

All applicants must submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of 500 words about how you would hope to use the two years of the fellowship at this moment in your career, and contact information for three references (please do not ask recommenders to send letters; the search committee will contact relevant recommenders directly). In addition, work samples should be submitted online (i.e., a writing sample, images of your work, video links to performances, etc.).

Applicants can only apply for the Princeton Arts Fellowship twice in a life time.

We cannot confirm receipt of applications nor can we accept applications submitted after the deadline. Statements are limited to 500 words and writing samples to 3,000 words.

Selection will be based on artistic achievement; the potential for excellent teaching; and the likelihood of significant contributions to the artistic life of the Princeton community. Appointments will be made at the rank of lecturer.

Advanced degree preferred.

To learn more (including FAQ, profiles of past fellows, etc.): arts.princeton.edu/fellowships

These positions are subject to the University's background check policy.

Requisition No: D-19-LCA-00006
*Required information is denoted with an asterisk.

How to Apply
The form online must be completed to submit your application for this position.

It is recommended that you read through the entire application and gather the required application materials before beginning your application. You will not be able to save or return to edit a partial application. Only complete applications will be accepted for consideration and the application form must be completed in its entirety before it can be submitted.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email at the email address that you provide in your application. In some cases, your references may be contacted using the email address that you provide for them and may be asked to provide their recommendation via a web-based form similar to the application form.

Be sure to provide the correct email addresses for you and all of your references to ensure that communications from Princeton University are properly delivered.

For more information send an email to lca-fellowships@princeton.edu or call 609-258-0788 .

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Clay & Water 2020 Second Annual Playwrights’ Retreat

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Application Deadline:  October 31, 2019

Retreat Dates:  January 25-30, 2020 (Departure January 31)

Discover Clay County, Florida. Stay within walking distance of Green Cove Springs’ famous Spring Park and of the lovely St. Johns River, at the River Park Inn–a beautifully renovated historic bed & breakfast. Recharge your batteries, and focus on your writing.

HOW IT WORKS

We provide accommodations, a no-pressure developmental reading of your work-in-progress, and a chance to see some of the points of interest of the surrounding area to five selected playwrights.

Accommodations
Accommodations are fully covered by Clamour at the historic River Park Inn, a beautiful bed & breakfast just steps away from Spring Park and the St. Johns River in Green Cove Springs, Florida.

Travel
EXPECT TO PAY YOUR OWN WAY HERE. Fly into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) where we’ll pick you up, or drive yourself to Green Cove Springs. (There’s also an Amtrak station in Jacksonville, if needed.)

Arrival day is Saturday, January 25, 2020 and departure day is Friday, January 31. Late arrival and/or early departure is not allowed, because there will be many applicants who are able to attend for the full week.

Food
Breakfast is provided.  You will be responsible for your other meals while you are here.

There are a few reasonable restaurants, a wine bar, and a coffee shop within walking distance of the bed & breakfast inn where you’ll be staying, and we’ll get you to a grocery store at the beginning of the week. Be aware, however, that there are no cooking facilities available at the inn. There is a small refrigerator, so you could keep some sandwich fixings and fruit and the like at hand. Breakfast is included daily at the Inn (proprietor’s choice). Nearby restaurants are Mexican, wings and burgers, and soup and sandwich lunches, so if you have serious special dietary requirements, this may not be the retreat for you!

Readings
Each playwright will get a developmental reading of a work-in-progress.

We will provide local actors for readings. Readings will be in the evenings and open to the public at no charge–and will be fully understood to be unrehearsed, cold readings for development and NOT performances.

Whether you want your reading early in the week so you can spend the rest of the time on rewrites or you want to write first and read later, we will try to make that work within the framework of all requests. There will be a moderated audience feedback session at your reading. (Don’t worry! Our audiences are supportive.)

Meet-and-Greets
We do ask you to be available for two informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students and/or other interested community members to answer questions about the craft and business of playwriting. These will be held either within walking distance of the Inn or transportation will be provided.

Sightseeing Opportunities
Two optional sightseeing opportunities will be scheduled.  One will be a short trip to see various points of interest in Clay County. A longer excursion can be arranged toward the end of the week to see St. Augustine. Transportation will be provided. Any entrance fees to historical sites or other attractions are your responsibility.

Can I apply again?
If you applied to a previous retreat and were not accepted at that time, by all means, please apply again.  We’re looking for the right combination of people, so many factors go into selection. You should never feel that not being chosen in any given year is a reflection on your writing.

If you were accepted and attended a previous retreat, as much as we would love to see you again, we’d like to keep meeting new people.  We will probably not be able to invite you back again at this time.

Anything else?
Aside from being at the Meet-and-Greets and at your own reading, attendance at readings and tourist opportunities is optional.

We are working on the funding for small travel stipends and meal allowances, but we cannot promise that. For now, expect to pay your own way here and to feed yourself.

How to Apply
To apply: Contact Elaine at esmith@clamourtheatre.org up to and including October 31, 2019 and introduce yourself. Tell us a little about yourself both personally and professionally, and tell us what you plan to work on while you’re here. Ask any questions you may have. There is no application fee, but we would like to see a short writing sample (no more than ten pages in a PDF).  Note:  Writing sample requirement is waived if you have previously submitted a ten-minute or full length play to Clamour.


Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespianarium 10-MINUTE RADIO PLAY HORROR SHOW

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DEADLINE September 15th at the stroke of midnight.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions must be specific to the Horror genre.
Gothic, Supernatural, Non-Supernatural - whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD!

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Short Plays - No more than 10 minutes in length.
Short stories - No more than 5 minutes in length.
Poetry - No more than 2 minutes in length.

Five Actors or Less – This does not mean five characters or less, it simply means
your short play, story, or poem must be able to be performed by a maximum of five actors.

NO STAGE DIRECTIONS – While this may seem obvious given our “radio” format, it is important to remember that your play is conveyed through the dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Please do not submit recorded radio plays, stories or music.

We are not accepting produced radio plays.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as you follow the guidelines listed above.

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Please send your submissions (or questions) to:
submissions@smallfishradio.com

Please follow us on Facebook for news of our next call for submissinos.

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Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced  over 30 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at  Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, and Simon's Tavern in Andersonville.

Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running.
Whether recorded before a live audience or in the studio, our podcasts are offered for free here
on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival

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Stemming from traditional legends and myths and adapting to a multicultural world, the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival is a call to our audiences and artists to celebrate and share stories from our own back yard that define and challenge the essence and perceptions of who we are as a diverse community of storytellers and theatre-makers sharing the future together.

The structure of the festival will mirror stories, plays, and legends that have been performed for audience throughout the course of human existence: sitting around a campfire watching a narrative being presented and sharing in the communal act of performance.

THE PURPOSE

To promote Theatre as an artistic medium for expression.

To give voice to emerging (and established) playwrights, directors, performers, designers, and theatre-makers in the Inland Northwest area.

To promote the tradition of storytelling and legend-making; specifically the legends surrounding Bigfoot (in the legends various regional and cultural permutations).

To inspire and encourage the next generation of theatre-makers to explore community and community-building through the medium of theatre and storytelling.

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival
Contest Rules

Plays may be on any subject and written in any style.

Plays should incorporate Bigfoot in some meaningful way for consideration. The incorporation can be either direct (with Bigfoot as an active part of the narrative) or indirect (where Bigfoot only has some limited connection to the action of the piece). As long as the play involves Bigfoot, then it is eligible for consideration. We will also accept plays dealing with Sasquatch, Sésquac, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Yowie, Almas, Skunk Ape, Grassman, Wendigo, Orang Pendek, Mapingauri, or Yeren.

Plays produced in the festival will be subject to the limitations of the performance space, and may require slight alterations – playwrights will be consulted before any changes or adaptations are made.

Play must not exceed 30 minutes - shorter works are preferred. Time will be strictly enforced.

Playwrights must hold the copyright for the work submitted.

Plays will be judged as to style, content, concept, and relationship to Bigfoot. Both the playwright’s use of Bigfoot and the overall “theatricality” of the piece will be judged.

Multiple entries may be submitted by an author.

Hard Copy or emailed PDF Submissions are accepted.

There is NO Submission fee.

Plays should be written using Dramatists Guild Format.

Cover page should include title, author’s name, address, telephone number, and email.

Emailed PDF copies of the script should be sent to:

Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Hard Copy script submissions should be stapled or bound. Scripts should be mailed to:

The Spartan Theatre
Spokane Falls Community College
Bigfoot Play Submissions
Attn: Ashley DeMoville - MS 3050
3401 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA  99224

Scripts must be emailed or post marked by SEPTEMBER, 23 2019.

Scripts will not be returned. DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY OF THE SCRIPT.
Applicants will be informed by OCTOBER 7, 2019, if their play is to be included in the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival.

 Scripts must be typed, double spaced on 8.5 x 11 (or A4 for international submissions) white papers. Hand written scripts will not be considered.

The Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, and Community College of Spokane System are not responsible for lost, damaged or undelivered scripts.

No revisions will be accepted after the original submission.

The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any script submitted.

Previously produced plays are accepted.

No oral or written critique will be provided for submissions.

The decisions of the judges will be final.

Winning playwrights will have a reading/production of their work. Production will take place in The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, or possibly in an alternative location on or near the college campus.

The Spartan Theatre will select a director who shall control all artistic interpretation of the script, casting and production. No script changes will be made without the playwright’s written approval.

By submitting your script, you agree to allow The Spartan Theatre to produce your work on stage (either as a reading or a full production) for the “Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival” in October 2019 without any recompense or royalties. You further allow performances to be photographed for publicity purposes. The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College may request to record performances for archival purposes, for which you will receive a free copy.

 If your script is published at a later date, The Spartan Theatre and its producer, directors, and actors will receive premier billing.

Playwrights retain all rights to their own original work.

Send questions to: Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Organization Info:
https://sfcc.spokane.edu/What-to-Study/humanities-thought-expression/Theatre

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneFallsTheatre/

Sunday, September 8, 2019

TARGET MARGIN THEATER INSTITUTE 2020

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Deadline: September 30, 2019

 WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE
The Institute is a year-long fellowship (January – December) that harnesses Target Margin Theater’s history of nurturing emerging talent, providing a $1,000 stipend, support and space for five diverse artists to challenge themselves and their art-making practices. The Institute is a place for open-ended questioning and experimentation within, and at the edges of, the form of theater.

There is no curriculum or “teaching” structure. There is no final result or project. The Institute values form-breaking work, artistic originality and process over production. The core goal is rigorously to question our own assumptions about what the theater is, what it could be, and what we would like it to be. We demand only that Fellows push these principles and challenge themselves continuously.
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STIPENDS – Each Fellow receives a $1,000 stipend to relieve financial burdens and nurture their artistic practice.

INTENSIVES – Fellows gather quarterly for 3 - 5 day retreats throughout the 2020 year (January – December). These are led by Target Margin Artistic Director David Herskovits and Associate Artistic Director Moe Yousuf, and the Fellows themselves. Intensives provide space and time for Fellows to collaboratively play / practice / test existing performance and theatrical frameworks.

EXPERIMENTS – Each Fellow will engage in an artistic experiment. It might test an idea; question a principle the Fellow becomes interested in; allow the Fellow to change their process or working approach; or challenge the Fellow’s assumptions about collaboration. It has no performance goal or production outcome.

OPEN STUDIOS – In late fall 2020 we will host a one day event in our space open to our local community and peers in the field. The form of the Open Studios will be shaped by the Fellows and created to highlight their specific ways of working within our Institute throughout the year. It may be an open showing, an invited rehearsal, conversation, facilitated dialogue, or participatory event.

ADVENTURES – Throughout the year, TMT organizes extracurricular experiences for Fellows to attend as a group. Past Adventures have included intimate conversations with visionaries such as Richard Foreman, visiting the Library for Performing Arts’ Archive of Recorded Sound, Special Exhibitions at Pioneer Works, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, attending a Godzilla Film Festival at Japan Society, visiting the Dream House, or hosting a spontaneous dance party.

BREAKFASTS – Fellows and TMT Artistic Staff have breakfast together one morning each month; this is an opportunity for informal sharing, conversation, and reflection. We ask that all Fellows commit to attending as many breakfasts as possible. After all, it’s the most important meal of the day.

 WHO SHOULD APPLY?

We are looking for five artists who have demonstrated a serious commitment to their artistic practice and an interest in the TMT’s principles, and are ready to move in a radical new direction. Fellows should be poised to embrace the open- ended questioning that guides the Institute.
Applicants may emerge from any theatrical discipline (actors, designers, writers, directors, producers, stage managers, administrators, etc.). We will also accept applications from other artistic fields (music, visual art, literature, etc.) as long as the connection to performance is clearly articulated.
The Institute is a substantial time commitment and given the Institute’s unstructured nature, Fellows must be energetic and motivated to initiate and shape their work. The Institute is for artists who have already established a serious professional practice and are now looking to extend, disrupt, and transform it.

HOW TO APPLY

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE?
WE ARE ACCEPTING 2020 INSTITUTE APPLICATIONS FROM SEPTEMBER 3 – 30, 2019.
We will then review applications and conduct interviews, with the aim of choosing our Fellows by December 15, 2019.'
OUR FIRST INTENSIVE WILL TAKE PLACE IN JANUARY 2020.
All Intensives are mandatory and if you are not available at this time we advise you to apply in a later year. The remaining three Intensives sessions (spring, summer, fall) will be scheduled in consultation with the Fellows.
FOCUSED EXPERIMENTS / OPEN STUDIOS COMMENCE IN LATE FALL 2020.
Exact dates will be scheduled in consultation with the five Fellows, however if you are already aware that you have extensive conflicts in Fall 2019 we recommend that you apply in a later year.
BREAKFASTS BEGIN JANUARY 2020.
We meet once a month for a communal breakfast in the great state of Brooklyn. Our first breakfast will be scheduled (and those thereafter) in consultation with the Fellows.

ADVENTURES ARE CONTINUOUS. AS THEY SHOULD BE.

1. COMPLETE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION

2. EMAIL YOUR RESUME / BIO & YOUR SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS TO: INSTITUTE@TARGETMARGIN.ORG.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

New Village Arts submission guidelines

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Hello Playwrights! We would love to read your play. Before submitting, please be sure to review the New Village Arts Mission Statement, current season and production history to determine if your work will fit with NVA.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
  • Playwright contact information including phone number and email address
  • A full description/synopsis – including all major plot points and the climax of the play (ideally 1 page or less)
  • Any relevant production history
  • Character descriptions/casting requirements
  • First 10 pages of script (if mailing, please make sure this is unbound)
  • Musicals: CD or MP3 Files of music/songs (please do not send sheet music)

Please submit your packet via email (preferred) to newplays@newvillagearts.org or via US Mail (or alternate service) to:

New Village Arts
c/o AJ Knox
2787 State Street
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Submissions that do not follow the requirements above will not be accepted. We will contact you upon receipt of your materials, and will follow up as soon as possible via email.

Friday, September 6, 2019

NEW CLASSES ADDED BY POPULAR DEMAND: The First Draft and Strengthening Your Process Workshop at Primary Stages ESPA

Primary Stages ESPA has added some new classes for the Fall semester! Whether you’re working on a new play or just need a weekend dedicated to your craft, we’ve got the new class for you. See below for details about our added section of The First Draft with Tasha Gordon-Solmon, and our new workshop, Strengthening Your Process while Keeping Your Voice with Crystal Skillman. Or if you’d like to get to know us better, come to our FREE Mixer and Workshops next week!

Instructor: Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Writer and Director; Faculty, NYU Graduate Playwriting Program)

Tuesdays 6:30 - 9:30pm
September 17, October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10

Tasha aims to create a fun, safe, and productive space where you can get the feedback you need to create the best version of the play you want to write. The class is structured as a workshop, where the majority of time will be spent reading work aloud and discussing it. Tasha will guide the discussion and tailor her notes to your style and goals. She'll also use those feedback sessions as a jumping off point to discuss larger playwriting concepts that can be applied to everyone's work.

In the first class, Tasha will lead you through a comprehensive series of exercises to help you begin a play or clarify your vision for a play you have already begun. For the first half of the semester, you will bring pages every week (about 5-10), and for the second half of the semester, you'll be able to bring in longer sections (about 15-20 pages) every other week. She will also give exercises intermittently based on the work happening in class. There is flexibility depending on where you are at, and you'll check in with Tasha about your individual goals throughout the semester. By the end of the class you'll have most—if not all—of a new play, along with a toolbox of writing techniques and exercises to apply to your work in the future.

Tasha writes plays that are theatrical, language-driven, and darkly comedic. She is obsessed with form, and a lot of the class exercises will focus on exploring different theatrical tools and styles. All voices and writing styles are welcome and encouraged!

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Instructor: Crystal Skillman (Writer, Open, Geek, Pulp Vérité, Mary and Max)

Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27
12:00 – 5:00pm both days

In writing any work, you’re at your best and most clear when you can drive your own process to strengthen your craft and deepen your story. In this 2-day workshop, playwright Crystal Skillman will share her personal writing process for structure and drama, helping you figure out how to strengthen the nuts and bolts of your writing while keeping true to your own voice. 

This workshop might be for you if you are:
  • An emerging or established playwright who wants to better guide their own writing process and be able to analyze their craft regardless of content.
  • A new writer looking to better understand playwriting as a craft and how to harness your own voice in your writing.
In this workshop you will:
  • Through a series of in-class exercises and discussions, deepen how you guide your own journey while writing and how to better dissect feedback.
  • Mindfully explore how the elements of drama work in your writing and how to use and incorporate that in every story.
  • Discover dynamic theatrical ways to strengthen the message of any story you write, why you’re telling it, and how to relate it to the world today. Your story has a function – writing the story isn’t enough.
  • Do probing exercises on day 1 to generate new ideas. You’ll then pick one of these ideas to explore in depth the next day.
  • On day 2, apply your new idea to exercises including cause and effect, the relationship between language and action, two-person scenes, and strengthening your dramatic question.
By the end of this workshop you will have: 
  • An understanding of how to lead your own process to best discover and serve your story.
  • The ability to strengthen your beats, analyze scenes for their strengths, harness dramatic action, and discover why you are writing – for this and any play you work on.

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