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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Native Theater seeks Indigenous 10-minute plays

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Deadline: October 30, 2020 12 noon

New Native Theatre is accepting 10-minute play submissions written by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights for our December 2020 Virtual Festival: Good Medicine. We are seeking submissions for scripts with theme(s) of Good Medicine and/or Indigenous Futurism.

If interested, please submit your script along with a cover page that includes your name, name of your play, address, phone number, email, and tribal affiliation or GPS coordinates of your indigenous/tribal community indicating enrolled or descendent to literary@newnativetheatre.org. Deadline is Friday, October 30th at noon.

Good Medicine: In Yvette Nolan’s book Medicine Shows, she describes the importance of medicine in Native theatre. We are inspired by Nolan’s assertion that “Medicine is about connection, about health” and that “Good medicine… makes community.” We feel that we, as Native artists, are in need of some good medicine, and it is our hope that we can use this festival to enter a time of connection, community, and ceremony.

Indigenous Futurism: Indigenous peoples are often depicted as people from the past in mainstream storytelling, but Indigenous Futurism allows Indigenous peoples to reclaim and reframe their stories.

The Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwriting Excellence

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Deadline: December 31, 2020
Coldwater, Michigan

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. In 2020, the award was renamed to also honor longtime BCCT member and Pickering director, J.R. Colbeck. $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

Monday, October 19, 2020

Fantasy Theater seeks short plays for children

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Deadline: October 24, 2020
Chatham NJ

Fantasy Theater, which produces CCP's children's theatre, is seeking original short pieces to be produced this winter in a safe environment, following all local health recommendations, and to be presented virtually. The deadline for submissions is October 24th.

Pieces should be about 15 minutes long and be appropriate for children and families. We are seeking plays that are "fractured fairy tales"--think a classic story but updated and/or with a twist. The funnier the better! Plays should feature no more than 5 actors, but actors can play multiple parts (please note which parts would be played by the same actors if possible).

Please email your plays to FantasyTheater@ChathamPlayers.org.

If you are an interested actor and comfortable working safely together, please email us at the same email.

We look forward to reading your plays!

The Theater Project Soliciting Short Plays for 2021 Competition

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Deadline: November 13, 2020

The Theater Project of Union, NJ, an award-winning, professional theater, is now soliciting short plays for a Zoom production of Think Fast, its eighth-annual short play competition February 19, 20 and 21, 2021. The contest is open to playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area

The Judges’ Choice winner will receive a $500 prize.

HOW TO SUBMIT: Electronic submissions only. E-mail your short play in MS Word or PDF to OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org. Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time and applicable to a Zoom production (small casts, simple settings, etc.). The running-time restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Plays invited to participate must be rehearsed, ready-to-perform and must supply their own actors and directors. Playwrights may submit more than one play. There is no restriction on previously produced plays.

There is no fee to submit. However, those selected for participation will be charged a $100 production fee to cover the $500 prize and the hiring a technical director/state manager who will work with playwrights/directors on their Zoom recordings.

STATEMENT: 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 $100 production fee.”

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL: 2021 Think Fast will be recorded on Zoom and broadcast on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. The Theater Project will supply a technical/stage manager who will oversee a Zoom rehearsal with each play and a final recording on an appointed night.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SUPPLY: Think Fast is a playwright-produced festival. The Theater Project cannot help with casting, rehearsals, etc. Playwrights must be able to secure actors and a director and rehearse plays on their own. If not, please do not submit to the festival. Each production must make agreements with actors/directors regarding rehearsals and compensation.

JUDGES: All plays are guaranteed three (3) Zoom performances on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. After Sunday’s performance, a panel of judges will bestow the Judges’ Choice Award ($500 prize) as well as Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor and Best Director. There will also be an Audience Choice award based on audience voting. Playwrights and directors are invited to an after-performance discussion with the audience.

QUESTIONS? Email OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org

More info: https://www.thetheaterproject.org/think-fast-short-play-competition.html

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Otherworld Theatre submission guidelines

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Chicago IL

· Please provide up to the first 20 pages of your play OR the first 10 pages and your favorite scene. We will reach out to you if we would like you to send the full script.

· Your play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain significant Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.

· If Science Fiction and/or Fantasy elements are not evident in your selected pages, please describe in your submission how the play is a Science Fiction and/or Fantasy piece.​

· There is no submission deadline.

Submit at submissions@otherworldtheatre.org

2021-22 Woodward/Newman Drama Award

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Deadline: December 1, 2020

NO FEE FOR MEMBERS OF THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

The Woodward/Newman Drama Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, remembering the many great dramas Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman performed in together.

It presents the best unpublished full-length drama of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of the BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement.

BPP is now accepting submissions for the 2021-22 Woodward/Newman Drama Award. Submissions must be submitted by December 1, 2020. The winner will be announced by June 2021.

“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.


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Exiled Tongues Artist-in-Residence

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APPLY FOR EXILED TONGUES 2020 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCY PROGRAM


In order to support emerging artists of color, Exiled Tongues is providing $200 microgrants to artists of color who articulate a new, inclusive path forward for American theater in 2021 and beyond. Grants are unrestricted and can be used for anything. Artists must only comply with residency goals.

ABOUT US

Exiled Tongues is a theater collective that provides financial, artistic, and collaborative support to artists who center diasporic consciousness. We realize that mainstream American theater suffers from a severe lack of representation and deserves serious discussion on colonization and the legacy of post-colonialism especially within the American context. Our productions showcase the complex stories of BIPOC and acknowledge intersectional identities. We use our intersectional identities as a form of theatrical empowerment and seek to make change beyond theater and into our communities.

Joining Sword & Pen Seeking Playwrights of Marginalized Genders

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Deadline: February 18, 2021
Chicago

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s Joining Sword & Pen (JS&P) competition is live and underway! Since 2005, JS&P has challenged playwrights to write a full-length play based on the story they see in our contest image. The winner receives a full production and the Margaret Woolley Martin Award, which carries a cash prize of $1000.

This year’s image and competition rules may be found here:
babeswithblades.org/jsp-how-to-submit/

We’re seeking submissions from playwrights of underrepresented genders. This includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized based on gender.

What We’re Looking For

1. The moment depicted in the inspirational image at the bottom of this page must be physically dramatized/incorporated into the play. We want to (literally) perform that moment on stage. Include the page number of your script where the contest’s image is depicted in your submission email.

2. Scripts must be inclusive of the BIPOC community. Whether the script lends itself to characters being played by actors of any race/ethnicity or whether it includes stories that are race-specific, BIPOC characters must not be limited to secondary or background characters.

3. Submissions are due NO LATER than midnight February 18, 2021.

4. All JS&P submissions must be new, full length, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered and we will not contact you. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script.

5. Please email your JS&P submission in a PDF file to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. The filename must start with the title of the play (ex. “Patchwork Drifter.pdf”). If the title of the play begins with “the,” “a,” or “an,” please place that article at the end of the title (ex. “Last Daughter of Oedipus, The.pdf”).


IMPORTANT: This will be a BLIND SUBMISSION PROCESS.

Script submissions for JS&P accepted between August 5, 2020 and February 18, 2021. Want more info? Contact swordandpen@babeswithblades.org.

Joining Sword & Pen winners receive full productions with the Babes.

Check out the full list of Joining Sword & Pen winners.

Your email submission should contain two separate attachments:

 a) Your cover page. INCLUDE:
  • The play’s title
  • Playwright’s name and full contact information (phone numbers, email, mailing address).

 b) Your script. INCLUDE:
  • The page number on which the contest’s image is incorporated.
  • A synopsis.
  • A character list specifying the gender of each character. “Open gender” is an option. If it’s important that a character is cisgender or transgender, please specify this.
  • If it’s important that a character is of a particular racial/ethnic background (including white), please specify this. Characters of unspecified racial/ethnic background will not be automatically assumed to be white.

DO NOT INCLUDE ANY contact information, of any kind, in the body of your script. An author’s identity will only be revealed to the ensemble once a selection has been made.


6. The winner of the contest agrees to participation in the Fighting Words new plays program (workshops and festival reading – dates TBD), and grants Babes With Blades Theatre Company rights to produce the world premiere production of the winning play. Production dates are TBD for Spring 2023 (subject to change).


Things to consider:
  • Our mission statement: Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to tell stories that elevate the voices of underrepresented communities and dismantle the patriarchy. Through performance, script development, training and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.
  • We do not accept or produce musical scripts.
  • Both our venues and our budgets tend to be small.
  • If your play does not pass the Bechdel Test, it is unlikely to fit our mission.
  • If your play does not include stage combat, it does not fit our mission.
  • Characters fight as a realization of high narrative stakes. Scenes of characters training to fight are usually lacking in stakes.
  • If your script includes sexualized violence, consider whether the sexualization is truly necessary to the story. Sometimes it is; often it’s not.
Click here to learn more about Joining Sword & Pen

Our Mission Statement: Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to tell stories that elevate the voices of underrepresented communities and dismantle the patriarchy. Through performance, script development, training and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

We look forward to hearing your stories!!

PLEASE NOTE: The image for the competition can be found on our website. Please do not select your own prompts.

Friday, October 16, 2020

2021 JEROME EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

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Deadline: February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
Red Wing Minnesota

Application via Submittable

The Anderson Center’s Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to advance their personal artistic goals and projects.

The program aims to meet the specific needs of emerging artists while welcoming them into a supportive and inspiring residency environment that empowers them to take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, selected emerging artists receive $625/week in honoraria, documentation support, art-making resources, facilitation of community connections, lodging & studio space, a travel stipend, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.

Located at the historic Tower View estate, a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting, the program is an ideal fit for early-career artists whose work reveals a significant potential for cultural and community impact, is technically accomplished, engages diverse communities.

The Anderson Center’s goal is for connections participating artists make with one another, as well as connections made with other creatives and community members, to outlast the duration of their residency visit. The organization believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work emerging artists create while in residence.


TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2021 Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late February and early March. Applicants will be notified by March 4 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late March following a second round of jury review. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by April 5, 2021.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit an application through the Anderson Center’s online form via Submittable. Complete program details are below. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 651-388-2009 x4 or adam@andersoncenter.org for any questions.

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company Calls for Submissions

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Deadlines
The Future - Due August 1st, 2020 
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions of new works for future projects.

If you are submitting to:
Our short play festival “This Round’s On Us” (about 10 minutes) *info below

The Political Play series (Full Length about 90 min)
NOTE: We appreciate your interest. But due to the amount of submissions we have been receiving we will not be accepting FULL LENGTH and/or TV - STYLE scripts at this time. Until further notice. Thank you!

The TV-style project (Episodic sitcom sample script- 20-30 pages) for **The New Situation Company. We are interested in writers residing in New York, as the team will be meeting frequently during script development. If you do not live in the New York area but would like us to consider your work, feel free to send in your sample script, as we would like to feature guest writers in the project as well.

This Rounds On Us:
RETROSPECT: "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, The Future"
SUBMISSION DEADLINES (subject to change)

The Future - Due August 1st, 2020

RETROSPECT: The Best of Times
We have some success stories in history of the world. Explore one of them. Was it a success at the time or only in retrospect? Were they good for all or only some? Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.

RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times
We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented?  Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.

PROSPECT: The Future
Every era has a “future” style. A future outlook based on the present. What does “future” look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say “where is my flying car?” What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren’t (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!

To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonsubmissions@gmail.com Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.

NOTE: accepted plays are produced (including casting) by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals.
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Deadlines for “Political Play Series”
To be considered please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonLIT@gmail.com

Subject Line: Name of Play and Playwright.

We will contact you if your work matches what we’re looking for.
Thank you!

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Last Chance this Fall at Primary Stages ESPA!

Laughter is hard but so very needed right now - and Kate Moira Ryan’s COMEDY WRITING FOR THE STAGE is just the class to re-engage those laughter and comedy writing muscles. Class starts this Monday, so be sure to claim your spot today. We hope you’ll join the Primary Stages ESPA community online this fall!


COMEDY WRITING - Starts Monday!

with Kate Moira Ryan (Writer with Judy Gold on 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, The Judy Show)

We all need a cathartic laugh right now. Work on your comedy writing skills to bring some laughter to audiences - and yourself. This class is for any playwright in any stage of your career interested in the comedic form. By the end of this class, you will have a solid understanding of the principles of comedy and how to weave them into any script.

Mondays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Starts October 19


Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere - currently online!


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.

NATIONAL LATINX PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Deadline: November 1, 2020


Submissions for the 2021 National Latinx Playwriting Award are now open. Latinx playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Submission Procedure

We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:
  • Submit a single script via U.S. mail.
  • Scripts must be postmarked by November 1, 2020. Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name, and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address, and email).
  • Include a cover letter of no more than one page, describing the play’s developmental history, and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.

Submit manuscripts to:

National Latinx Playwriting Award
ATTN: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

Eligibility

The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish-language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)

Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission.

Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.

Scripts

The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, “property” means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.

The winner will be notified by Fall 2021.

For more information contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in Residence: info@arizonatheatre.org.

The Richard Rodgers Award 2021

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Deadline: October 30, 2020

ll applications for the Richard Rodgers Awards are to be submitted online by October 30. Application requirements and procedures are explained in the application form below. Please download, read, and sign the application form before beginning the online application.

Mailed applications will not be accepted.

2021 Application Form (PDF)] | Click here to begin online application.

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.

Despite the uncertainty around the return of theatrical performances to New York City due to Covid-19, the Academy has decided to continue its Richard Rodgers Awards program for 2021 with the hope that these prizes will help bolster the return of live musical theater when that becomes possible.

B. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL
1. The name(s) of the author(s) must not appear on any 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:
  1. a)  Script with lyrics, in PDF format.
  2. b)  Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters, in PDF format.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. Tracks must be uploaded in the order they appear in the script.
  5. e)  Application form signed by all collaborators (see below). Applicants submitting work that 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.
  6. f)  If applicable, a statement of intent declaring how the applicants would use the award if their musical is a winner. If the piece is already attached to producers or a theater, even if tentative, these associations must be declared here.
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 2021. The Academy is aware of the challenges facing the theatre landscape in the current climate, and will work with the winners to apply the award in a reasonable amount of time.

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.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Miranda Family Foundation Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

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DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, 2021 (Timestamped)

More Info: www.repertorio.nyc/opportunities

The Latinx/Hispanic Community represents many nations and every corner of the United States. By the mid-21st Century, 1 in 3 people will identify as having raíces Latinx (Latin roots). We have journeys and histories that need to be heard and experienced on stage. The goals of The Miranda Family Foundation Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition are to discover, develop, promote and amplify Latinx plays and playwrights. Repertorio Español is now in its 53rd season and 2nd decade of championing new works through playwriting initiatives. To that end, this competition and our theatre will prepare the way for an American Theatre that is reflective and representative of the Pan Latinx Community. An endeavor that becomes increasingly more important.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Latinx culture, history, ideals and characters must be central to the play submitted. The community must be accurately depicted and the focus of the work.
  • No screenplays, one act plays, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 75 minutes) and can be written in Spanish and/or English.
  • The competition is inclusive of all playwrights who are at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
Link to article on winning plays of 2020: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Repertorio-Espanol-Announces-Winners-of-2020-Miranda-Family-Voces-Latinx-Playwriting-Competition-20201008

Playwright Submissions for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2021” Now Open

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Deadline: December 31, 2020

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2021”
This is Sundog Theatre’s 19th annual presentation of new and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

THE GUIDELINES
  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.
  • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry (Note: not performed on the Ferry).
  • Set in contemporary time period. Strong priority will be 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 and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting.
  • Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
  • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
  • Humor, if appropriate, is appreciated.
IMPORTANT NOTE

This year’s theme is anything related to our current circumstances imposed by Covid-19. Again, humor is appreciated. Also note: write your play so that – if necessary – it can be rehearsed/performed online.


REMUNERATION

4 – 6 plays will be chosen, and writers will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five spring 2021 performances in Staten Island or online.

SUBMISSION
  • Please send two hard 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 2021”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.
  • Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, a 70-word bio and also full resume of the writer.
  • Should be postmarked from now until December 31, 2020.
  • Do not submit plays electronically.
  • Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org. Susan Fenley, Producer
  • NO SUBMISSION FEE

NOTIFICATION

Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2021.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ex/Post seeks work for ISSUE II

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Deadline: October 15, 2020

Submissions for ISSUE II are open on Duosuma from September 1 to October 15, and BIPOC creators may simultaneously submit to our microgrant here. If you encounter any issues submitting over Duosuma, please let us know and send an email submission instead. Blog pitches are open year-round and not hosted on Duosuma. 

All submissions are read anonymously. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexualities to submit. We are open to multiple and simultaneous submissions as long as you state such in your cover letter. Unless solicited, please submit only previously unpublished work; we do not consider work that has been featured on personal websites or social media as published.

All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman, with poetry single-spaced. Please do not include any identifying information within the body of the work submitted.

At this time, we are able to offer a modest honorarium to accepted writers. Upon acceptance, EX/POST MAGAZINE receives first North American publishing and archival rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask that you credit us if the work is reprinted in the future.

DRAMA

Please send up to two one-act plays under ten pages each. Include a brief third-person biography with your cover letter.

SUBMISSION FORM


ALL ARE WELCOME : VIRTUAL SHAKESPEARE SONNET SLAM

To participate:

- register

- select favorite Shakespeare Sonnet

- submit a self-tape (in any language, or in any style) by Deadline: Oct 15th at 9pm EST (absolute latest)


Note: Sonnet numbers that are unclaimed: 4, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15, 16, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 31, 32, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40.

Melinda Hall, producer of The Shakespeare Sonnet Slam for Willful Productions will be holding this event virtually this year. Looking forward to seeing you on Oct 24th at viewing party.

Please Register:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDl3RAsRPW7FTefTQ3V0BTt46AwLEfwgYr_o0-1D5s0WuXWg/viewform?fbclid=IwAR0qxi6nYnk4aDdZfgwUVFgOIgVvgr7SeX0y32D3-KIOwvgK-hTygr-o5Us

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts

 web site


Deadline: December 31, 2020

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) that are geared toward young audiences. Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, and written by writers of color and/or LGBTQ writers. This is open to playwrights in any geographic area, though writers in the greater Chicago area will receive priority. NO FEE. 

Playwrights will receive $25 per selected script.

Selected plays will be produced in June 2021 as part of the second annual Make/Believe festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner. (Learn more about the 2020 festival here.) We are planning for a virtual performance, which means the pieces will be filmed and made available to audiences in any geographic area, but only for a limited time; and tentatively for live performances. A note on virtual performances: After the performance dates, the pieces will not be shown in full again without the playwright’s permission, although Ghostlight reserves the right to use excerpts of the performances in future promotional and marketing videos. 

Please pay close attention to the script requirements. Scripts that do not meet the following criteria will not be considered. 

Requirements
  • A maximum of 3 actors per script. There are no restrictions, however, on the number of characters. Please note, that while some directors have chosen to use child actors in past pieces, the intent of this festival is to perform for children, not with children. 
  • Plays must be adaptable to virtual and live performances.
  • Must fit our mission.
  • Geared toward children 10 and under. Please, NO scripts about high school students.
  • All props, set pieces and costumes must be easily made at home by actors (and children watching who want to stage their own productions at home).
  • Pieces can be previously produced, but cannot have a production running concurrently with Make/Believe. 
Electronic submissions only, please. Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable) and full script to Maria Burnham at scripts@ghostlightensemble.com. Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Script Submission: [play name] - [playwright name]

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2020.

Currently Seeking 10-Minute Plays & Monologues for Smith & Kraus Publications


Deadline: December 11, 2020 8PM EST

For The Best Men’s & Women’s Monologues 2021, and Best 10-Minute Plays 2021
Edited by Debbie Lamedman

OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
NO SUBMISSION FEE
Website for information

For The Best Men's & Women's Monologues 2021
  • Monologues must be from plays. They cannot be stand-alone pieces.
  • They must be from plays produced between January 2019-September 2021.
  • Staged Readings performed live or virtually during the Pandemic will be accepted.
  • Monologues should be from 1-3 minutes long.
  • Monologues should be active! No stories about something that happened in the past—(those types of pieces are not good for auditions!)
  • Please include a descriptive blurb containing a brief summary of the play; the name/age of character; to whom the character is speaking and the dramatic context of the scene.

For The Best 10-Minute Plays 2021
  • Plays must be produced between January 2019-September 2021
  • Staged Readings performed live or virtually during the Pandemic will be accepted.
  • Plays should not exceed 10 pages.
  • Please include a brief synopsis.
  • No Radio Plays. No musicals.
Click here to submit:
Please fill out this form thoroughly before attaching a PDF of your submission. Only one entry per submission form.

You may submit up to two monologues and two 10-Minute plays.
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2020 8 PM EST

Monday, October 12, 2020

There's something for everyone at The Playwrights Group


There’s Something for everyone @ TPG



Script Consultations

 

Have a script you want feedback on?  Just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get the answers you’re looking for via email, phone or video conference. 

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

Both are One on One with instructor Richard Caliban, who has spent his life in rehearsal rooms getting words on a page up onto a stage. And since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

During the current crisis, the weekly workshop has moved online to a Zoom meeting. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great opportunity for those not in the NYC area. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST. Check out the website for more details. 

 

 

Contact us at scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com or visit our website for further info at: 

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com



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