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Saturday, October 19, 2019

DRACULA'S SOUL ~ a new stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula

New stage adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic novel Dracula is available for purchase to read privately or to rent for production thru the playwright only.

Professionally printed in the U.S. on glossy paper with black fabric tape spine binding, the book is 85 pages in total and is approximately 8x10 inches.

DRACULA'S SOUL
Van Helsing battles Dracula for Mina Harker's soul.

7m/3f or 11m/8f  (doubling permitted)
3 Acts (2 possible intermissions)
4 main simple sets (castle, parlor, bedroom, asylum)
with additional locations indicated thru furniture alone
(for example: a train seat for train travel, tombstones for a cemetery).

Props, furniture, special and sound effects lists included.
Note: There is NO gunshot employed.

Suitable for community theatres and for college, high school or church theatres.
Not suitable for middle school.

Full productions only. Staged readings not allowed. 

Professional theatres are welcome to inquire but at a different rate.

2020 Fee Schedule 
$15 first copy to read only
$10 all additional copies (cast and crew) for production run
$50 production royalty per performance during production run
Free shipping

5 page sample available as pdf at no charge.

Estimated charge for a two weekend, six performance run, 20 books for cast and crew, plus tax is $551.05. Must be paid in advance before any books ship.

U.S. productions only.

All rights retained by playwright. 

Playwright requires 2 printed programs with the mandatory words "By arrangement with the playwright" on the front cover. Show photographs and reviews after the production may be sent and are welcome but not required.

Playwright has the right to decline a sale for any reason.

Orders must be placed before February 1, 2020

Contact purplepuddingstoneproductions at gmail dot com for sample pdf, order form and/or production contract.  

Also, most any public domain novel can be adapted for community theatre for a $500 retainer. If agreed upon, the playwright keeps copyright and charges per production but the community theatre that arranged for the adaptation is mentioned in all future productions. Professional theatre prices differ.         

The Little Victory Theatre 3rd Annual Playwright's Festival

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The Little Victory Theatre is proud to present...

The 3rd Annual Playwright's Festival
  • November 8th through 10th 2019
  • November 8th at 8:00 PM
  • November 9th at 8:00 PM
  • November 10th at 2:00 PM

FESTIVAL RULES/ GUIDELINES:

1. All plays or musicals MUST be 20 minutes or less (or a 20-minute cut of a full length play or musical)

2. Plays or musicals may be presented fully-staged or as a reading.

3. Playwright is responsible for hiring Director, Actors, and Stage Manager.

4. All plays or musicals MUST be rehearsed and stage ready in time for technical rehearsals (typically 3 days prior to opening)

5. If your play or musical is accepted in the festival, there is a one-time entrance fee of $30.00 that can be paid to the Little Victory Theatre in Cash or Check.

6. You are free to use stock Props and Scenic pieces.

7. You will get two rehearsals onstage prior to your performance.

8. Each production will receive a split of 40% of the proceeds on the night your play performs.

9. For musical productions, you MUST provide your own piano or accompaniment tracks. Pianos can be plugged into the house sound system in the booth.


TO SUBMIT:

Please e-mail a copy of your play or musical (and 2 song samples if applicable) to littlevictory16@gmail.com with the subject:

PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL SUBMISSION

Please also include your name and a contact phone number

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis!

Accepted plays will be notified VIA e-mail.

Please no calls to the theatre.

Submissions are due by October 20th

Acceptances will be notified by October 23rd

Between Us Productions 8th Annual Take Ten Festival

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Between Us Productions is seeking 10 minute plays for the 8th Annual Take Ten Festival going up in April 2019. The winner of best play will win a cash prize and a workshop of  a longer play produced by Between Us Productions. This is a competition style, self-producing festival. While there is no fee to submit, there is a participation fee.

To submit, email your play to betweenusproductions@gmail.com by October 31st.

HB Rehearsal Space Residency & Reading Series

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Deadline November 8, 2019

HB Rehearsal Space Residencies

HB Studio is dedicated to training and practice for the theater, and seeks to provide a commerce-free environment for the nurturing and growth of theater artists. In pursuit of this goal, HB offers six two-month Rehearsal Space Residencies each year for the development of creative projects. The HB Rehearsal Space Residency is an opportunity for practicing theater artists to collaborate on experimental projects, develop new work, and share workshop presentations among peers and colleagues, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth. (Please note, the residency’s focus is on rehearsal and development, not production, and we are unlikely to select projects which are primarily intended to “showcase” work). The Rehearsal Space Residency is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. However we do ask that our resident artists work with us to engage with our community of students and faculty while in residence at HB.

ELIGIBLE RESIDENCY PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

  • Rehearsed workshops or readings of new plays
  • New/exploratory staging or adaptation of existing works
  • Devised or improvised work
  • Musical theater works and theater works incorporating music
  • Movement-based theater work


IF SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY, YOU RECEIVE:

  • Free rehearsal space, up to 9 hours each week, for two months.
  • During the second month, free presentation space over four weekends (Saturday & Sunday evenings) in the First Floor Studio, which may be used for public presentations, rehearsals, or both.
  • Limited temporary storage during the second month of each residency.
  • An orientation to the space and technical equipment.
  • Announcements of public presentations via HB Studio’s weekly notice and social media postings.
  • An eventbrite.com page created by HB staff for taking ticket reservations.
  • The opportunity to audit classes at HB Studio free of charge (one session per class only).

IF SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Sharing at least two public presentations at 8pm on the final Saturday & Sunday of the residency. Additional presentations on the prior weekends may be added if desired.
  • Crafting and running all elements of your public presentations, including tech, set up, break down, stage management and front of house.
  • Providing your own technicians to design and run the show, if using tech elements.
  • Providing your own costume, props or set pieces, as needed. Limited props and set pieces are available for use in the First Floor Studio. (Ideal projects will be those that cultivate a “no budget” aesthetic – self-produced, bare bones, etc.)
  • Creating your own publicity materials and promoting your presentations.
  • Gathering and sharing feedback on your work-in-progress from colleagues and audience is encouraged.
  • Completing a survey for HB about your experience at the end of the project period.
  • Note: The format of our residency program does not allow for AEA members to participate under the Showcase Code as the Code now requires performance dates during the week as well as weekends. Please contact the Actors Equity Association for any exceptions.

HB Playwrights Reading Series

Each year, HB Studio produces one week of staged readings of new full-length plays. Six plays each receive one evening for a staged reading in the HB Playwrights Theatre, followed by a talk-back with the audience. The goal is to nurture the development of new plays, and provide a crucial step in the life of a new play that may not yet be ready for full production or performance. It is an opportunity for playwrights to see their work on its feet, collaborate with actors and directors, and share the work among peers and colleagues for feedback, mutual growth, and dialogue. This is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. All original full-length plays are eligible, with preference given to works that have not received previous opportunities for readings or performance.

IF SELECTED FOR THE READING SERIES, HB STUDIO WILL PROVIDE:

  • Two days of free rehearsal space: a table read the day prior to your reading, and a rehearsal in the theater the day of your reading.
  • An AEA Staged Readings Agreement.
  • Technical and Production support.
  • Marketing, promotion, and ticketing.
  • If needed, help with finding actors, director, and moderator for the talk-back.

IF SELECTED FOR THE READING SERIES, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Creating your own mini-production company: You will be responsible for finding a director and casting your own play. (We’re here to help if needed.)
  • Following the AEA Staged Readings Guidelines
  • Keeping presentations as technically simple as possible: no props, no interior sound cues, no interior light cues.
  • Providing pre- and post-show music
  • Participating in a brief (10 min) talkback after the presentation of your play, and finding a moderator for the talk back.
  • Writing a logline for the play for HB to use in promo and marketing.

The Richard Rodgers Awards 2020

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Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019.

These awards, created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater, subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

A. REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
1. The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of innovative and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening; it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.
2. The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may not be submitted again, in another year, even if substantially revised.
3. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. 4. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
5. Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.
6. An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the jury, applicants who have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances by a for- profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.

B. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL
1. The name(s) of the author(s) must be blocked out on each of the items submitted, with the exception of the application form. Include only the title of the work on the script and plot summary. Please be sure author names are not included in music file metadata.
2. Entry must include:
a) Script with lyrics, in PDF format.
b) Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters, in PDF format.
c) A separate track sheet (PDF) of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specifying the total number of minutes recorded.
d) At least 45 minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be numbered in sequence (e.g. 01 Song Title.mp3) and each song’s lyrics clearly typed into the script where it appears.
e) Application form signed by all collaborators (see below). Applicants submitting work which has already been produced must give full information concerning these productions, including programs. A work is not eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.
3. If the submitted work (or a portion thereof) is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or authorizations necessary to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.
4. Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by March 2020.

C.  ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. All rights to the material submitted shall remain the property of the author(s); the Academy will not retain any control over, or rights in, the work after the award production.
2. The decisions of the jury will be final as to eligibility and all other matters.

Application Form Online

Friday, October 18, 2019

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020 one-act plays

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Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020”

Sundog Theatre’s 18th annual presentation of new and original one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

Guidelines:
  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming it. 
  • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. 
  • Set in contemporary period. Priority is given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered.
  • No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited/easily accessible props, and no special sound/lighting.
  • Avoid overt/unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
  • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
  • Humor is appreciated.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
This year’s theme is audience participation. Please write your play so that—before the show begins—we can pre-choose an audience member for each play. S/he will briefly come on stage--entering from the audience--and say no more than 2 lines (that will be memorized, so must be short), and exit into the wings.

Remuneration:

4 – 6 plays will be chosen. Writers will receive $100 each
and be produced in our series of five February/March 2020 performances in Staten Island, NY.

Submission:
--Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author, and contacts)
and the name of the play on each page to:

Sundog Theatre
“Scenes 2020”
PO Box 183
Staten Island, NY 10301

-- Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, 70-word bio and full resume of the author.
-- DEADLINE: postmarked from now til December 31, 2019.
-- Electronic submissions not accepted.
-- No submission fee.
--Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org.

Susan Fenley, Producer
Writers of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2020. We look forward to reading your submissions!

UPCOMING WRITING WORKSHOPS: Strengthening Your Process and Finding Your First Draft Workshops at Primary Stages ESPA

Primary Stages ESPA has two new workshops coming up! Whether you’re working on a new play or just need a weekend dedicated to your craft, we’ve got the new workshop for you. 

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

NEXT WEEKEND!
Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27
12:00 – 5:00pm 

In any work, you’re at your most clear when you can drive your own process to strengthen your craft and deepen your story. Playwright Crystal Skillman will share her personal writing process for structure and drama, helping you figure out how to strengthen your writing while keeping true to your voice. 

This workshop might be for you if you:
  • Want to better guide your own writing process and analyze your craft regardless of content. 
  • Are looking to better understand playwriting as a craft and how to harness your voice.
In this workshop:
  • Through a series of in-class exercises and discussions, deepen how you guide your own journey while writing and how to better dissect feedback. 
  • Explore how the elements of drama work in your writing. 
  • 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. 
  • Do probing exercises on day 1 to generate new ideas and pick one of these ideas to explore in depth. 
  • On day 2, apply your new idea to exercises including cause and effect, the relationship between language and action, and strengthening your dramatic question.
You’ll leave this workshop with: 
  • An understanding of how to lead your own process, and 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.
Instructor: Abe Koogler (Obie-winning Writer, Fulfillment Center at MTC)

Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8
11:00am – 3:00pm 

Sometimes the hardest part of writing a new play is simply starting it. In this 2-day intensive, you will begin and make substantial progress on a brand-new play.

This workshop might be for you if you:
  • Have an idea that you would like to explore in an open and welcoming environment.
  • Want to start a new play, but feel stuck.
In this workshop you will:
  • Use an intuitive approach to dramatic structure, inspiring an organic writing process that bypasses the critical brain.
  • Start and work on your new play using a combination of in-class exercises, concentrated bursts of writing, and feedback sessions.
By the end of this workshop you will have:
  • Several scenes of a new play and the momentum to continue.
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.

Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2020-2021 Main Stage season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series

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Submissions are open for the North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2020-2021 Main Stage season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2020-2021 Script Submission

In the body of the email, include the following:
  • Play Title
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Bio
  • Contact Info
  • Character Breakdown
  • Set Description
  • Production History
  • Short Synopsis
  • Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy Neem-2019

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1. Goals and objectives

The «Neem-2019» award was created to support and identify underground dramatic waters.

2. Organizers

Jenya Stashkov, Performance-troupe «Vibrating body»

3. Nominations

Awarded one prize in the nomination «A play that no one will ever agree to stage»

4. Prizes

The author of the play-winner will receive a cash prize: 2000 rubles. ($30USD)
The best plays will be staged in the format of reading, sketching or performance by Performance-troupe «Vibrating body».

5. Requirements for the submitted works

Formal requirements are absent.
There are no linguistic and geographical limits.
The author should provide personal information:
Name, nickname, contact information (postal address, e-mail address, phone number).
Plays should be sent to: pos.vostok@gmail.com

6. Terms of holding

Terms for the reception of plays: April 1, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Summing up: May 2020.
All information on the prize will be published on the website: https://vibratingbody.jimdo.com

7. Copyright

All the rights to plays remain with the authors.

8. The Jury

The composition of the jury is being formed at the moment.

Performance-troupe «Vibrating body» was create in Nizhny Tagil (Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk region) in 2016.
2017: «Vibrating body» moved to St. Petersburg.
2018: «Vibrating body» moved to Achinsk.

«Vibrating body» is an independent project in the field of theater, contemporary art and social service.
Our field of activity: mysticism, the joy of creativity, archetypes, dreams, paranormal, complex, subtle.


We invite everyone to join our lila.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

THE ANNUAL PARITY COMMISSION seeks plays

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Beyond our annual productions, in concert with our mission to see more women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists employed in the theatre, we award two commissions per year to women and TGNC playwrights who have demonstrated a singular talent for storytelling. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each.

Parity Productions reads submissions blind, selecting work that is in harmony with our artistic mission. Playwrights will receive regular feedback on their commissioned work within 30 days of their submission of a first and second draft. They will also receive one “closed door” reading (attended by cast, Parity Productions Artistic Director, and literary department) and at least one public reading and/or developmental production of the commissioned work. An option for Parity Productions to produce the work is included in The Commission agreement.

How do I submit my work to Parity Productions?

Our next submission period will open on October 17th, 2019 and runs until we have received 150 applications. 

Join our mailing list to stay up to date.

You can SUBMIT HERE. ​There is no fee to submit a script to Parity Productions.

Please reach out to us at commission@parityproductions.org with any questions.​

Theatre Southwest 15th Annual Reader's Theatre

Approximately 8-12 selected plays will be read and voted on by the attending audience. One $100 prize will be awarded to the play voted on as audience favorite.

General guidelines
  • Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.
  • Monologues and one person plays are not accepted.
  • All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter.
  • All plays should be 5 to 10 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 4-11 pages, excluding title page).
  • Plays should be conducive to Reader's Theatre with simple stage directions and a story expressed through dialogue, not action.

Submission guidelines
  • Scripts are accepted via mail only (no email, no PDFs) and must be postmarked by (October 21, 2019). Scripts are not returned.
  • Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information, as well as a list of characters and a brief synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.
  • ALL scripts should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner.
  • There is NO ENTRY FEE.


Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

Mail entries to:
Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-RTM

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

THE WRITER’S VOICE: Ten Minute Play Festival

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Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at The West Side YMCA 
5 W 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020
Performance Dates: May 8 & 9, 2020

Submit entries at:

tinyurl.com/MSDLT10min4thplayfest

For More Information, Contact:

Cassandra Richards, Director of Community Arts
crichards@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2635
  • Playwrights are responsible for selecting a cast, director, and rehearsals.
  • Previously produced plays are acceptable; plays must be original works submitted by playwright.
  • Selected plays will be required to sell 5 tickets per performance
  • If you have video of previous performances, please include the link as specified below.
  • Selected plays will receive a video recording of their work and access to production photos.
  • The Marjorie S Deane Little Theater will provide limited set pieces, lighting/sound equipment and the production staff.

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL

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SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival is the first of what we hope will be an annual original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!).



FESTIVAL DATES:  November 8th – 23rd, 2019 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.



PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.



NUMBER OF PLAYS:  There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.



LENGTH:  one-act plays no less than ten minutes, no longer than thirty minutes.



PARTICIPANTS:  submissions must be made by playwrights, age 18 or older, who live in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).



FEES:  there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee.



LANGUAGE: plays must be submitted in English.



FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted  to info@sooptheatre.org  Playwrights should also include a brief bio of their writing accomplishments.

PLEASE DO NOT MAIL HARD COPIES of anything!



SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS:
If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) of your piece.  SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be.  You are also responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected some free rehearsal time in our studio space (schedule TBD), as well as a tech opportunity in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props.  A list will be made available to all participants.  That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:

1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 - 25 semifinalists will be chosen.

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 8 – 10) OR the second weekend (Nov 15 – 17).

3. Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *5 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipient from ALL the evenings will be the fifth finalist).

4.  The five finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Nov 23rd) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).



DEADLINE:  All scripts for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN October 31, 2019

13th Annual Original One-Act Festival

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August 2019 | Fredericksburg, VA

Festival prizes to be awarded: Six plays will be selected for production in the spring (March/April) of 2020. Of those six selected, one will win the Grand Prize $150 and one will win runner up $100 as determined by the festival play readers.  Of the remaining four, one will be selected for Audience Favorite Prize of $100 to be determined by the audience attending the festival performances.

Guidelines for submission:
All submissions must be original, unpublished one act plays of 20 pages or less.
Submissions must be received by email between September 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019.
Any submissions not adhering to the following guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.
Additional information and guidelines:

1. All scripts must be submitted electronically via email in .pdf format. Please email plays to oaf@stagedoorproductions.org

2. All scripts should include a short biography of the playwright for publication on website, programs, and publicity materials to be considered for evaluation.

3. Playwrights will be notified via e-mail when their manuscript is received.

4. Scripts should include:
1. A separate title page with name of the playwright, address, telephone number and e-mail address
2. A cast of characters with descriptions
3. A brief synopsis
4. Numbered pages
5. Playwrights shall not submit more than two plays to be considered per festival year.
6. Playwrights will be notified by February 15, 2020, if their play has been selected for production.
7. Plays selected for production will be listed on our website, www.stagedoorproductions.org
8. All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
9. Stage Door Productions shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties at any time during a period of 12 months following selection date.
10. Production will be at the discretion of Stage Door Productions.
11. Only stage plays will be considered.  Musical, film or TV scripts will not be selected for production.
12. All submissions must be original and unpublished.
13. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted.
14. Critical analysis or feedback will not be provided.
15. Playwrights should be aware that the size of our stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
16. Please consider our audience and do not send sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Museum of Dysfunction XII seeks 10-minute plays

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Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (Houston TX) is now accepting submissions for Museum of Dysfunction XII;  Annual Short Play Festival.

Twenty (20) plays will be selected and performed in two groups of ten (10) over the course of two consecutive weekends in Houston, TX. Summer 2020.

Since 2008, Mildred’s Umbrella has celebrated the dark, quirky, odd and absurd with a collection of shorts. Now in its twelfth year, MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION has become a highlight of the Houston theater season. The plays are read blind by a committee and chosen for their alignment with Mildred’s Umbrella’s mission and guidelines, as well as their unique perspective.

Plays must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • Submission deadline is December 31, 2019.
  • Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format.
  • Complete a Google Form with contact and play information to receive an email address link to submit your play. Google Form is at http://bit.ly/33bImya
  • Play Submission is FREE but no more than 2 submissions will be accepted. 
  • Plays will require no more than 6 actors.
  • Plays will run no more than 12 minutes.
  • Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.
  • Plays have not been previously produced in the greater Houston area. 
  • Plays must included a title sheet with Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with brief description), and setting. (The title sheet will be removed for the reading committee so that submissions are blind.)  
  • Plays fall into the weird, dark, quirky, odd, strange, absurd and/or dysfunctional categories. 
  • Plays align with Mildred’s Umbrella’s mission: “We strive to feature the work of female playwrights, actors, and directors, which promotes the empowerment of women in theater.”  This means either female identifying playwrights and/or a focus on female identifying characters. 
  • The aesthetic of Museum of Dysfunction is to highlight the dark corners of life, celebrate difference, and accept our dysfunction. Please submit your plays with this in mind.

Timeline for submissions:

  • Semi-finalists will be notified via email by the end of April 2020. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.
  • Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production in Summer 2020 will be notified via email by June 1, 2020.

Last Frontier Theatre Conference 2020 Play Lab

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Submissions for the 2020 Play Lab are now being accepted.

The submission deadline is October 21. 

Writers who have participated in the Conference before and Alaskan authors have a later deadline, November 25.

The  Conference will take place June 14-21, 2020, in Valdez, Alaska.

Selected plays receive public readings, with both public and private feedback sessions led by theatre professionals. Authors must register for the Conference and be in attendance for their reading.

Accepted writers will also have an additional opportunity to further submit their work in the 10-Page Play Slam, the Monologue Workshop, and the Last Frontier Fringe.

Authors are asked to submit through the call for plays on the website, www.theatreconference.org using the on-line form on the Play Lab link.

Guidelines:
  • One submission per author.
  • Submissions should run between 20 minutes and 2 hours.
  • They can be of any genre except musical.
  • The play should not have received a professional production; readings and amateur productions are acceptable. Authors should be interested in receiving feedback and developing their submission.
If you have any questions about eligibility, contact the Coordinator at dlmoore@alaska.edu.

Monday, October 14, 2019

No: Intermission 2020

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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 

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)
- Cabarets - If the full cabaret has not yet been developed, please submit a pitch with as much detail as possible. We would also like a video or URL to youtube to see the cabaret performers being  pitched if you are pitching with talent  associated with the project.
- Shows that do not require high technical capabilities
- All genres are welcome

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


If you have trouble with the submission form, please email your script with the relevant information to mich@theatretravels.org

PLEASE NOTE: SUBMISSIONS FOR NO : INTERMISSION WILL CLOSE ON OCTOBER 21ST, 2019.


THINK FAST ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

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Electronic submissions only. No fee to submit.
Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org

Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email:
“If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $150 participation fee.”

IF YOUR PLAY IS SELECTED

​The Theater Project will supply the venue, a stage manager and a lighting/sound director.

Individual productions supply the actors, directors and make their own agreements with actors and directors regarding compensation.

​Playwrights will be charge a $150 fee to cover production  expenses for venue, stage manager
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JUDGING

Plays selected will have three (3) performances in Feb 21,22,23.

​At each performance, the audience will vote  for their favorite.

After the Sunday performance, judges will award:
Best Play ($500 prize)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
and
Audience Choice.

​The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. There is no fee to submit your play for consideration. Plays are accepted in the fall for the March event.

Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. This restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Sets, lighting and sound requirements must be simple. No elaborate props or effects. Playwrights invited to participate must have plays that are ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors.

​Those selected for participation will be charged a $150 fee to cover expenses (venue, stage manager, lighting/sound director).

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION FEE

The Theater Project does not charge a submission fee for its THINK FAST one-act festival.

We do, however, charge a production fee to help underwrite the costs of mounting our three performance festival.

Our $150 fee for playwrights invited to participate in the THINK FAST festival will not cover all of our upfront costs.

We do not own our building. The Theater Project rents the Burgdorff Center for the Arts in Maplewood. Everything we produce requires the hiring of front-of-house staff as well as technicians to handle light, sound, etc. We also hire a stage manager for the festival.

And, at the end of the day, the winning play receives a $500 award.

Although we would rather not charge a production fee, the reality is that without help from participating playwrights, we would not be able to offer this showcase for new works.

REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD 2019

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The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. 

The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020-21 Season.

Scripts must be postmarked by October 31, 2019.

Previous winners have gone on to enjoy productions around the world and to garner additional honors such as the National Play Award.

  • "Full-length" plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission.
  • Each submission should be sent to BPP via email.
    • Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org
  • Your email should include the following:
  • Tell us for which competition you are submitting: Reva Shiner Comedy or the script Woodward Newman Drama
  • Tell us your name, phone number, and the name of your Play
  • Tell us how you are satisfying the $10 administrative fee
  • Agent submitted scripts require no fee.
  • If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email
  • If you have paid via Paypal on our website indicate your confirmation number and the email address used. Paypal is preferred, but if you can’t pay on-line, you may send a check or Money Order, (must be from a US bank). Tell us the check or Money Order number. Make it payable to “BPP” and mail to BPP, 107 W 9th ST, Bloomington, IN 47404
Attach a PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order:
  • Title page with author name
  • Synopsis (1 page or less)
  • Character list/breakdown
  • Production history for the play—Include readings and productions
  • A brief bio of the playwright,
  • Full Script
  • Submissions that fail to include all requested information in the order listed will be disqualified from the contest.
  • Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.
  • Two separate submissions per playwright per annual competition are allowed as long as each submission has all the required materials.

ATLANTA THEATRE-TO-GO SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR 13TH SEASON

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Deadline: November 1, 2019

Maximum of four to five actors and no gratuitous offensive language, sex, etc. 

We are a touring group, so sets need to be simple and the special effects minimal. Selected plays will receive a cash honorarium, a one-time royalty payment, and community engagement opportunities.

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Plays, including MUSICALS, approximately 45-75 minutes long that hold appeal for a senior adult audience. One acts will also be accepted.  Maximum of FOUR TO FIVE actors and no gratuitous offensive language, sex, etc.  We are a touring group, so sets need to be simple and the special effects minimal.  From Comedies and musicals play well with our audiences as well as touching dramas with happy endings. 

JUDGES: A panel of local writers & directors affiliated with ATTG. 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: A cash honorarium, one-time royalty payment, plus the opportunity to see your work performed by professional actors with a live audience. In addition, we schedule a “Meet The Playwright” event, where we feature the writer, giving the opportunity for our audience to meet them and ask questions. 

HOW TO SUBMIT: E-mail scripts to David@atlantatheatretogo.com

REMOVE YOUR NAME & CONTACT INFORMATION FROM THE SCRIPT.   

Include a brief synopsis, cover sheet along with contact information, production history and running time. 

FORMAT:  Standard Stage Play format but will also accept raw submissions that have:  Script*12 pt., character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions. 

QUESTIONS? Call at 470-239-2210 x 2, e-mail David@atlantatheatretogo.com, or visit our website: www.AtlantaTheatreToGo.com

Table Work Press Submission Opportunity

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Table Work Press is a new collective that publishes and advocates for promising plays. Through identifying exciting new plays, TWP will contribute to the fabric of the American theatre by championing playwrights whose work is important, pressing, and worth writing home about. For more information, please visit https://www.tableworkpress.org/about

In our inaugural season, we look forward to reading new work and broadening our network of playwrights. Our 2019 open submission period will be held from September 22nd until November 22nd, 2019. 

Selected plays will be published, and playwrights will receive a $500 stipend, a share of profits, and a reading in New York City (while we are unable to provide housing and transportation at this time, we will create a recording for playwrights unable to attend in person). Playwrights who are not selected to be published this season may be invited to partner for other opportunities.

To submit your work, please send your full-length, unpublished script and a one-to-two page artist statement in PDF form to admin@tableworkpress.org. For more information, please visit https://www.tableworkpress.org/submit.

All plays will be read by a minimum of two readers, and all applicants will be notified of their status no later than February 15th, 2020.

We look forward to reading your work! 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

14th St Y co-productions wanted

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Submissions for the Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2020–2021 Season of Humor are now open through midnight on November 15, 2019.

For questions, please contact Rebecca Miller, Theater Manager, at RMiller@14streety.org.

About the Theater at the 14th Street Y

In 2017, the Theater lowered our weekly rental by 40%, selecting productions through a submission process. The theater provides a highly reduced rental rate and an agreement that includes subsidized space, marketing consultation and support, technical support, administrative support, a fully staffed box office, and production consultation.

All productions are co-presented by the 14th Street Y and must go through a submission process before being curated into our season.  We are seeking projects with producing companies attached as we are a co-presenter.

For our Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Season, the Theater at the 14th Street Y is featuring producers in the mediums of Theater, Dance, Film, Music, and Festivals to submit ideas for co-presentations that revolve around the theme of HUMOR.  Projects that explore anything from farce to dark humor are welcomed. Pieces that have elements of social awareness and challenges or speak to the diverse East Village community are highly encouraged to apply.

For 2020 – 2021 productions that are a part of the curated season, rental charges will be $2000/week for exclusive use of the space, and $1000/week if the production runs in rep. Season partners receive 70% of ticket revenue, while the Theater at the 14th Street Y retains 30% of ticket revenue, plus all fees.

APPLY ONLINE
https://www.14streety.org/nowplaying/artistsubmissions/

DUAF festival seeks plays

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DUAF will accept up to 16 theatrical works (full and short plays, musicals, and solo works) that reflect urban life and with running times up to 70 minutes. Each work is performed only once during the festival. There will be a $1,000 award in the category of Best Play, Best Short, and Audience. There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $300-$500 monetary stipend during the festival to defray some of the production costs of presenting their work.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
1. Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email
2. Photo of playwright
3. Synopsis of theatrical work
4. Complete script of theatrical work
5. Estimated running time of work
6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available
7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: www.duafnyc.com

Saturday, October 12, 2019

BYLINES ~ literary opportunities, no fees ~ opps offering prizes




Check out some BYLINES opportunities offering prizes.

And as always BYLINES only posts opportunities that do NOT charge submission fees.

Writing for Rights 10-minute plays

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We are now accepting script submissions for Writing for Rights, our series of 10-minute play readings.

The deadline to submit is October 16th, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

SUBMISSION FORM

what is this?

In November 2019, The Woolgatherers will be hosting several nights of short play readings to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. New Sanctuary Coalition is a New York-based and immigrant-led organization working to stop the inhumane system of deportations and detentions in this country.

We’re looking for 10-minute plays, in any style and about any topic, to be a part of our nights of readings.

Readings will be held at bars, churches, community centers, and other public spaces in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. The Woolgatherers and all the artists taking part in this event stand in solidarity with immigrant communities, and all of the proceeds will go to New Sanctuary Coalition.

For more information about New Sanctuary Coalition, look here.

what are we looking for?
  • If you are a playwright, writer, deviser, or theater-maker who works with words, you’re welcome to submit one of the following:
  • A complete 10-minute piece that you’d like to present as part of our night of readings.
  • A 10-minute sample of your work and a proposal for a 10-minute piece you’d like to write/devise/create to present as part of our night of readings. Your work sample can be either another ten-minute piece or a ten-minute excerpt of a longer work.
Your submission must meet these requirements:
  • It must not have a director already attached to it, as one of the goals for this series is to introduce playwrights and directors who might work together in the future.
  • You may not direct the play yourself.
  • It must be either a 10-minute play or a proposal for a 10-minute play.
  • Your play can be in any stage of the process. You’re welcome to submit an early draft that you’ll workshop with a director or a play that’s already been produced elsewhere.
  • There are no thematic or stylistic restrictions on your piece. We’re looking for work in a wide variety of styles, so all types of theater pieces are welcome.
  • You must be available to attend at least one rehearsal of your play in New York City in October or early November.

Contact us at thewoolgatherersnyc@gmail.com or fill out our contact form here.

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EST/Sloan Project 2019

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Deadline for artist proposals and script submissions: November 1, 2019

The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.

The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT.

Now in its 19th year, the EST/Sloan Project has awarded commissions totaling more than $3,000,000 to more than 300 artists and theatres. Previous commissionees include: Billy Aronson, Mike Daisey, Jason Grote, Ann Marie Healy, Michael Hollinger, Israel Horovitz, Tina Howe, Shirley Lauro, Emily Levine, Romulus Linney, Quincy Long, Cassandra Medley, Dan O’Brien, Carey Perloff, Bill Pullman, Jaquelyn Reingold, Tommy Smith, Caridad Svich, Vern Thiessen, Alex Timbers, Bridgette Wimberly, David Zellnik, Stillpoint Productions, and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

COMMISSION AWARDS

Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Commissions are also available for regional theaters who wish to sponsor a local project focused on science and technology, either by commissioning a new script or developing an extant piece. Regional commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, ranging from $2,000 - $5,000.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology.

HARD SCIENCES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Mathematics

Physics (geological, nuclear, theoretical, etc.)

Biology (evolution, zoology, animal behavior, ecology, molecular, genetics, etc.)

Chemistry (industrial, biochemistry, etc.)

Neuroscience

Anthropology and Archaeology

TECHNOLOGY INCLUDES:

Computer Science

Software Development, Computer Development

Engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, vehicle design)

Space Research

AREAS NOT CONSIDERED FOR COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:

Science Fiction

Medical Conditions and/or Victims of Disease

Psychology and Human Behavior

HOW TO APPLY

NEW COMMISSIONS

Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project commission should submit the following as their application for a grant:

A one-page description or a simple outline/synopsis of the project. This document should describe the story you want to put on stage. All the science should be discussed as part of the story, not as a separate section. Focus on plot and character development, as well as the aesthetic style you envision for the piece.

A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.

REWRITE COMMISSIONS

Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project rewrite grant should submit the following as their application:

A draft of the script.

A one- or two-page cover letter detailing the development history of the play, your goals for a rewrite commission, and any questions you have about the current draft.

A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.

A selection committee evaluates the proposals and makes the final decisions. Candidates may be asked to revise aspects of their proposals, provide writing samples, and/or arrange a meeting to discuss their project as part of the selection process.

Deadline for artist proposals and script submissions: November 1, 2018
Deadline for regional development grants: December 1, 2018

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS

Theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project regional development grant should submit the following as their application for a grant:

A current draft of the script, or a one- to two-page description or outline of the project.

A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.

A one- to two-page cover letter detailing the development history of the project and your goals for the commission.

An estimated budget for the project.

DELIVERING YOUR SUBMISSION

We accept scripts in the following manner...
Email (preferred):
sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org


Via regular mail:
The Ensemble Studio Theatre
Attn: EST/Sloan Project
549 West 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-247-4982


Please contact us with any questions.
Best of luck to you,
EST/Sloan Project Staff

University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance 10-Minute Play Festival

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The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2020 is open for submissions.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Nine selected 10-minute plays will receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded Jose Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus. This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional. One selected submission will receive a productions.

Submission rules:

  • Scripts will only be accepted until October 15, 2019. The list of winning plays will be announced in November.
  • We will accept only one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8 - 12 pages and run roughly ten minutes. (Page count does not include the title page.)
  • Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30 or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.
  • Previously produced plays are not eligible.
  • Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.
  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.
  • Nine winning plays will receive productions in the Jose Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2019.
  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries.


Plays must be submitted via email to uhouston10playfest@gmail.com There should be no identifiable information in the script. Your email should include all of the following information:

  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number your email address


Any questions contact uh10playfestquestions@gmail.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

2020 Ignite! Festival of New Plays

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We are currently accepting submissions for our 2020 Ignite! Festival of New Plays (St. Louis MO).

Please email plays to Becks Redman, The Rep's Producer of New Play Development, with the subject “Ignite! Festival Submission.”

In the body of the email, please include:

• A brief synopsis of the play

• The workshop history of the play you are submitting

• A brief personal bio

SUBMISSIONS MADE UNDER THESE GUIDELINES...

May be sent to Becks Redman, producer of new play development, by email.

BREDMAN@REPSTL.ORG

Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts” 2019

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LOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival (Binghamton NY) featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below.

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props.

Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright.

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Stage Partners seeks 10-minute plays

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CALLING ALL FEMALE DRAMA TEACHERS!

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT PLAY to...

Stage Partners wants YOUR best 10-minute play for our next collection. We all want strong women characters for our young actresses to play, and who knows better how to write those women than YOU.

Submit your play below by November 15th, 2019.

If selected to be included in the collection you'll receive:

-A publishing and licensing deal for your play to be included in our newest collection IT’S HER SAY. You'll be a published playwright!

-A free production of a Stage Partners play for your school! (Script Pack and up to 3 performances)

-Recognition and a guest interview on our blog!

 The Rules:

You have to be a theater teacher.

You must identify as a woman (cis/trans/GNC/non-binary).

Your play must about 10 minutes in length (but up to 15 mins is okay) and must feature at least one prominent, dimensional female/ female-identifying role. Sorry, no solo pieces.

Your play must be able to be performed in schools (no foul language, no adult content — you know the drill).

You must own exclusive rights to your play. It’s great if it was already produced, but it can’t already be published.

Otherwise, the sky is the limit! Comedy, drama and everything in between goes. We know you know what works, you're all pros.

LIMIT ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON.

Email info@yourstagepartners.com with any questions.

Submit your play using the form below by November 15th, 2019 (midnight EST)

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College of Saint Mary seeks one-act plays

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College of Saint Mary is accepting one act play submissions for the recently established New Works Initiative.

The selected script will be published in the 2020 edition of The Saint Mary’s Review.

The playwright of the selected script will receive a $250 guest lecture stipend, travel/airfare to Omaha in late April or early May 2020 (at this time dates are flexible), 2-3 nights lodging on the CSM campus, and daily meals. While the playwright is on campus, workshop opportunities will be offered over 2-3 days, culminating in a public staged reading.

Spring 2020 – College of Saint Mary – One Act Play Theme:
The College of Saint Mary Library recently received a collection of Cinderella texts. This generous donation is the inspiration for the 2020 One Act Play, Call for Scripts. Depending on the interpretation, the story of Cinderella has a variety of themes and lessons. Please select a theme or lesson from any Cinderella text as a catalyst for your one act.

Guidelines for Submission:
• For full consideration, one act scripts must be submitted before Friday, November 8th, 2019.
• Only one script per playwright is accepted.
• Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM Mission.
• Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this
   year’s Call for Plays.

Formatting:

Script Parameters:

To best serve College of Saint Mary’s entirely female undergraduate population, we are seeking scripts that can be produced with an all-female cast.
• Only one-act plays are being accepted.
• Estimated production run time should be 90 minutes or less.
Selection:
 • The script must be written in English.
• The script must provide a character breakdown.
• The script must provide a brief description of the setting.
• The script must be unpublished.
• The script must not have previously received a fully-mounted production.
  • Submissions will be vetted by a small committee of CSM faculty, students, and staff.
• The winner will be announced in January, 2020.
• To be eligible for consideration, the playwright must be willing to travel to Omaha in late April or early
May of 2020 to serve as a guest lecturer and participate with workshops leading to the staged reading of the script. At this time dates are flexible.


How and Where to Submit:
• Script and Title Page must be submitted to: sklocke@csm.edu o SubjectLine(NewWorksInitiative)
o No other forms of submission will be accepted.

• Script:
o Must be in 1 File
o Must include: Play title, cast list, and setting description
o Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM
Mission.https://www.csm.edu/our-mission
o Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this year’s Call for Plays.
• Title Page:
o Must include: Name, Address, Email and Phone Number
• Please forward all questions to:
Sarah Klocke, MFA
Associate Professor
Program Director for Theatre and Communication College of Saint Mary
7000 Marcy Rd / Omaha, NE 68106
sklocke@csm.edu
Office Phone: 402-399-2619

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Playwrights Horizons submission guidelines

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Playwrights Horizons accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by living American writers.

As a writers’ theater who believes there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to as wide a range of plays — and approaches to playwriting — as possible. We are looking for idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.

Ultimately, of course tastes are always subjective, but here are some guidelines that may help determine whether a play is right for us: As a rule, we do not produce adaptations (musicals excepted), translations, children’s theater, screenplays, musicals without original scores, one-acts (or collections of one-acts, thematically linked or not). We tend not to produce plays of a chiefly biographical or historical nature or plays that are primarily topical “issue” plays.

Playwrights Horizons does not produce plays that have already received New York City productions. We respond primarily to plays with a sure command of language and a clear dramatic action that truly use the resources of the theater.

We are only able to accept one script at a time from the same author and cannot consider resubmissions, including those which have been significantly revised.

If you wish to submit a play, please include a complete manuscript, bio, resume, and any other print supporting materials (e.g. reviews) that might help pique our interest in you and your work. If you would like your script returned, you may also include a SASE.

We don't consider synopses and dialogue samples and will not respond to them. We also don't accept unsolicited scripts via email.

Due to the small size of our staff and the sheer number of scripts we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every play, or to offer feedback. If we’re interested in pursuing a conversation about your play after reading it, you’ll hear from us in about six months.

Play submissions should be sent in care of the Literary Office. Musical submissions (script and CD) should be sent to the attention of Kent Nicholson, Musical Theater Producing Associate.

Our mailing address is:
Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42 Street
New York, NY 10036

Ohlone College Seeks 10-minute Musicals for 2020 Playwrights Festival

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Deadline for submission: December 3rd, 2019

Festival dates: May 7, 8, 9, 2020 in the NUMMI theatre in the Smith Center at Ohlone College.

Submission guidelines:

Musicals must be 10-minutes in length.

2-5 characters.

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

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

Submissions can be emailed to: PlaywrightsFestival@ohlone.edu
*Please include your bio, short character descriptions, and a brief synopsis of the musical.
*Please send all info in a doc or pdf.
*Please let us know if you have tracks for the music available.

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

About Student Repertory Theatre Company
Student Repertory Theatre Company is a class that produces the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival.  Student Rep is comprised of student directors, producers, actors, designers, and crew—budding talent for the future growth in theatre.  First-time and more experienced theatre students are given the opportunity to create a full theatre ensemble geared toward producing live theatre.  Student Rep introduces all aspects of theatre to new students and is a space for experienced students to hone their skills and craft.

Past Playwrights and Composers include:
Jake Arky, Rick Bassett, Rachel Bublitz, Ron Burch, Eugenie Chan, John Franceschini, George Freek, Pamela Weiler Grayson, Anne V. Grob, Tanya Grove, Phillip W. Hall, Grace Hoffman, Brett Hursey, Stephanie Hutchinson, Richard Lau, Jeffrey Lo, David MacGregor, Karen Macklin, Kayla Martinez, Paul McCormick, Philana Omorotionmwan, Adriana Palangio, Owen Panettieri, Anthony R. Pezzula, Syche Phillips, Jordan Ramirez Puckett, Lisa Ramirez, Joni Ravenna, Jacob Marx Rice, Robin Lynn Rodriguez, Nick Saud, Mercedes Segesvary, Bridget Grace Sheaff, Gaby Simpson, Cleavon Smith, Aurin Squire, Max Tachis, Peter Tamaribuchi, James Anthony Tyler, Victor Elán Vasquez, Leah Nanako Winkler

For more information, please visit:
https://www.ohlone.edu/theatredance/20172018/playwrightsfestival

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Discount tickets: NOTHING GOLD CAN STAY


Use code CAST10 for $10 tickets to performances of Nothing Gold Can Stay.
PURCHASE TICKETS
Clay and Jess have big dreams: college, refuge from the cold Maine winters, and a permanent escape from the paycheck-to-paycheck, rent-a-center furniture lifestyle of their parents. When Jess finds herself temporarily stuck behind and at odds with her stepfather, she moves in with Clay's mom and begrudgingly takes a job at the local chicken farm. Meanwhile Clay heads off to college, counting down the days to his return, desperate to avoid the destiny of his geography.  Nothing Gold Can Stay is love story for the opioid era.

Written by Chad Beckim.
Directed by Shelley Butler.
Produced by Partial Comfort Productions.

Featuring Mary Bacon, Adrienne Bengtsson, Peter Mark Kendall, 
Talene Monahon and Micheal Richardson

The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres. 

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