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Sunday, January 31, 2021

Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Playwriting Award was established in 1977 by the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University. From 1978 through 1993, the Shiras Institute, a prominent Upper Michigan philanthropic fund, participated in this event, which was known as the Shiras Institute/Forest Roberts Theatre Playwriting Award. Beginning with the fourteenth annual competition, Dr. James A. Panowski, director of the Forest Roberts Theatre, provided financial assistance for the competition in memory of his parents, Albert and Mildred Panowski. In 1993, Dr. Panowski became the sole benefactor of the competition, which now bears the name of his parents. The award is designed to encourage and stimulate artistic growth among educational and professional playwrights. It provides students and faculty the unique opportunity to mount and produce an original work on the university stage. The playwright will benefit from seeing the work on its feet in front of an audience and from professional adjudication by guest critics.

Judging

Submissions will be accepted biennially, and must adhere to the theme of that competition cycle. Each play will be blindly then read and judged by members of a screening committee.

Award
  • $2,000 cash award to the winning playwright.
  • A fully-mounted production during the following year’s theatre season.
  • The winning playwright will be flown to Marquette to serve as Artist-in-Residence the week of the show.
  • The production of the winning play may be entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
  • Transportation, room, and board will be provided.
  • Classroom and media appearances, along with conducting seminars and workshops, will be part of the residency.
  • The winning playwright may be asked to participate in a script development workshop, working with a professional dramaturge, the director, and an assembled cast.

Winning Playwright
  • Northern Michigan University has the right to produce the play as part of the theatre season and for any additional performances if entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
  • Northern Michigan University has the right to use the name of the play and the author's name in publicity and promotion.
  • Northern Michigan University has the right to negotiate with the playwright for future productions of the work.
  • In the event of all subsequent publications or productions of the winning manuscript (or versions thereof), and as one of the stipulations of the award, the author agrees to indicate in a footnote or in the playbill that the script won the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award by the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.
  • Northern Michigan University will not make any additional claims to the use of the script.
  • The Forest Roberts Theatre reserves the right to video tape the production for archival purposes.
Competition Rules
  • ​A broad theme is selected each year for the competition that entries for that year must adhere to. There is no restriction to style.
  • We are accepting submissions for the 2021 competition from Monday, October 19, 2020 through Monday, February 1, 2021. Submissions received outside of this period will not be considered. The theme for the upcoming competition is social justice and change.
  • The competition is open to any playwright, but only one play per playwright may be entered per biennium.
  • Entries must be original, full-length plays. We are not accepting musical submissions this biennium. Plays may be co-authored, based upon factual material, or an adaptation. The applicant must be the owner and controller of the copyright. The legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright. 
  • One-act plays and works previously entered in playwriting competitions sponsored by Northern Michigan University are ineligible.
  • Submission is restricted to plays that have not been previously produced or published.
  • No revisions will be accepted once a script has been submitted.
  • No written or oral critique will be given on plays submitted.
  • Once theme information has been decided, submissions will open and must be received no later than the specified deadline to be considered. The winner will be announced in May. A staged reading/workshop will be scheduled for the fall semester of 2021. The full production will be scheduled in the 2022 summer season, and may happen in any of our performance spaces.
  • Northern Michigan University reserves the right to accept or reject any play entered in the contest.

Submission

Scripts should be submitted electronically either in PDF or Microsoft Word format. They should be submitted via email to newplays@nmu.edu. Please include any identifying information, including contact info, in the email but not on the script. Entries not meeting these criteria will be disqualified.

Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance Student Directed 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: February 5, 2021

Boone, NC, USA

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is looking for ten-minute plays in a zoom setting to be performed by the directing class of Spring 2021. We are looking to find new playwrights who are interested in having their works produced in an academic setting for a 3000-level undergraduate class. There is no application fee. 
 
These plays will be performed and recorded via zoom and available on a password protected website to showcase the actor's and directors hard work in the academic setting. No royalties will be paid for this production, but playwrights are encouraged to register for the event if their script is chosen in order to see their produced work. 

10-minute plays 

Drama, comedy, tragedy, other 

Cast size: 2-3 

At least 50% female, non-binary, non-gender specific

Scripts written specifically for zoom (plays that have been adapted to this setting will be accepted.)

Plays selected will be produced by the undergraduate directing class via Zoomfor academic purposes. 

Plays will be recorded and available on a website for department students, faculty, staff, and friends and family of the directors and actors during the first week of May 2021. 

Playwrights' information will be displayed on the website. 

Access to the website will be free, but registration will be required. 

No royalties will be paid for the plays selected.

Send plays to appstate10minuteplays@gmail.com

Submit in .pdf format

Please include a title page with play title, casting break down, playwright'sname, contact information

Playwrights will be notified of selections in late March

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Table Work Press seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

Table Work Press publishes and advocates for promising plays. Now in our second season, we look forward to continuing our mission of championing playwrights whose work is important, pressing, and worth writing home about. Our 2020-21 open submission period for full-length plays will be held from December, 2020 until February, 2021. Selected plays will be published, and playwrights will receive a $500 stipend, a cut of profits, and their play will be shared with TWP’s network of partner organizations. Playwrights who are not selected to be published this season may be invited to partner for other opportunities.

For consideration, please submit the following materials through this form in PDF format by February 1, 2021:


Full-length, unpublished script

A 10-page sample from your play (Note: this sample can be from anywhere within the play, but please be sure to provide any context necessary for reading your sample within the document.)

A one-to-two page artist statement. Artist statements give us an opportunity to learn more about you, your process, and your work, and may address the following questions:

Who are you, and how have you gotten to where you are?

Why are you choosing to submit this play, and where is it in its development?

What are your goals for your play and how can TWP help you achieve those goals?


What are your core values as a playwright?

Additionally, you’ll be asked to provide us with a short one-to-two sentence synopsis of your play. All 10-page samples will be read by a minimum of two readers, and all applicants will be notified of their status in the Spring of 2021.

We are unable to consider musicals at this time and ask that each writer submit only one play for consideration. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we will only consider the first play submitted by each writer in the event of multiple submissions. Please feel free to reach out to us with any updated materials, questions, or concerns at admin@tableworkpress.org.

Theatre Suburbia seeks new work

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Deadline:  January 31, 2021

Theatre Suburbia, Northwest Houston's longest running all volunteer playhouse, is always looking for new works to produce. Our theatre has a rich and long history of bringing new works to the stage for Houston audiences. Deadline for submissions for the next season is January 31, 2021.

GUIDELINES
To qualify for consideration, the scripts should conform to the following guidelines:
  • The script must have a running time between 90 and 120 minutes.
  • The script should contain no more than 12 characters. Characters must be a minimum of 10 years old. Remember: children can be difficult to cast and this may affect final selection.
  • The Theatre Suburbia venue is generally a family friendly venue, and as such submissions should not include nudity, and profane or vulgar language should be germane to the story and kept to a minimum when possible.
  • Set requirements should be simple with a minimum number of locations (house, yard, street scene, etc), and can be designed for either theatre in the round or a three-quarter thrust setting.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Any agreed to production can be subject to Royalty, and will be subject to written contractual agreement between Playwright and Theatre Suburbia.
  • Author may, at the theatres discretion, have limited input into the producing of the script. The director and Theatre Suburbia have final authority on the production i.e. casting, set etc.
  • The script should be submitted to Theatre Suburbia, Inc., attention Doris Merten, PO Box 920518 Houston, TX 77292-0518 no later than January 31, 2021. If the script is to be returned if it not accepted, please enclose a self-address envelope for the return. Scripts may be submitted via email to info@theatresuburbia.org.
  • For questions or clarifications a message may be left on Line #4 for Doris, at 713-682-3525 or via e-mail at info@theatresuburbia.org. attn: Doris Merten We welcome your scripts.

Playwrights Realm Scratchpad Series and Writing Fellowship

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Deadline: February 7, 2021

We believe art is better when everyone can participate - which is why you don’t need an agent or an MFA for us to read your plays. Once a year, we open submissions for the programs below, which everyone can apply to!

Applications for our 2021-22 Scratchpad Series and Writing Fellowship are now open! The deadline is Sunday, February 7th, 2021. International writers are now also welcome to apply to Scratchpad!

APPLY NOW

Please note that while playwrights can submit to both the Writing Fellowship and Scratchpad Series with a single application, or choose to submit to just one program, we accept only ONE script total, per playwright, per season.


Undiscovered Countries' Infinite Festival

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Undiscovered Countries' Infinite Festival is an ongoing series of new and developing live art, performing every other month. The festival was founded to create a space for artists to show in-progress work without paying for production, and for audiences to see that work without paying for tickets.

Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn Fireproof, Quinn’s NYC, and The Infinite Festival has now presented 50 consecutive monthly or bimonthly showings at various New York venues, including our current home at Bizarre Bushwick. Over one hundred emerging artists have worked with Undiscovered Countries to produce their in-development works, which have gone on to productions at Dixon Place, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, and the PIT.

We are currently accepting submissions for the March 2018 show, and to future shows on a rolling basis.

To submit a piece, send a proposal to undiscoveredcountriesfestival@gmail.com or fill out the form

Friday, January 29, 2021

Brooklyn Review submission guidelines

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The Brooklyn Review is looking for innovative new poetry, fiction, performance texts, nonfiction and visual art. We are particularly interested in featuring BIPOC voices and perspectives.

All submissions will be considered for both our site and print issues.

Please submit only one work per reading period in any given genre, and please, only original, previously unpublished works. Simultaneous submissions are welcome, but please let us know if your work is accepted elsewhere.

We accept:

Playwriting texts: up to 5,000 words.

Please submit a single performance text (max. 5000 words). This includes: We publish scripts that are more experimental than not, that embody the new contemporary absurd, that are surprising in ways we have never imagined before. We accept un-produced one-act plays, excerpts from un-produced full-length plays, choreographic scores, and scripts for live multi-media performances. We do not accept: stand-up comedy, essays, screenplays, speeches, or unsolicited critical responses.

We do not accept print submissions or submissions by email. 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

February Happenings at Primary Stages ESPA! Plus New Classes Announced!

February is already here and so is the start of Primary Stages ESPA’s Spring Semester! Plus we’ve just announced 2 new classes and 2 new workshops! Here are some of the classes in our lineup of opportunities starting in February in the writing department:

Workshop: Kickstart Your First Draft - IN 2 WEEKS! STARTS FEB 13!

Instructor: Abe Koogler (Obie-winning Writer, Fulfillment Center at MTC)

Spark inspiration to kickstart your new play!


The First Draft - STARTS FEB 18!

This class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment to get your ideas on the page.

Instructors:

SECTION A with Suzanne Bradbeer (Writer, Confederates (Kilroys Honorable Mention))

SECTION B with Tasha Gordon-Solmon (Writer and Director; Faculty, NYU Graduate Playwriting Program)


The First Draft: Adaptation - STARTS FEB 16!

Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)

This class will guide you through the development of your first draft of an adaptation.


Write Your Own Hamlet - STARTS FEB 18!

Instructor: Kate Moira Ryan (Writer (with Judy Gold), 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother)

Write a full-length play using William Shakespeare’s Hamlet as a blueprint!


Writing for Zoom - STARTS FEB 22!

Instructor: Lia Romeo (Writer, 4-time Kilroy's List writer)

Learn how to write for this new virtual and socially distant platform.


NEW! Playwriting Structure

Instructor: Nikkole Salter (Writer (with Danai Gurira), Pulitzer-nominated In the Continuum at Primary Stages; Actor, The Great Society on Broadway)

Delve into the specifics of playwriting structure and gain tools for structure to apply to any writing.

 

NEW! Fundamentals of Playwriting

Instructor: Dennis A. Allen II (Writer and Director, Atlantic Theater Co, National Black Theatre, The Lark)


Build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.


NEW! Workshop: The Storytelling of Marginalized People

Instructor: Chesney Snow (Creator, Soil Beneath at Primary Stages; Boxman in In Transit on Broadway and at Primary Stages)

Learn the history of diverse theatrical forms—such as hip-hop theater, spoken word, theater of the oppressed, and the choreopoem—and begin generating your own piece, pushing the boundaries of traditional theater and reimagining what the future can be.

 

NEW! Workshop: How to Create a Collaborative Virtual Space

Instructor: Zachary Fine (Writer, Bewilderness at Playmakers Rep; Actor, China Doll on Broadway, Timon of Athens and Measure for Measure at TFANA)

Learn the skills, games, and exercises needed to lead and invigorate any virtual space with joy, curiosity, and fun.


Classes begin in February. Start and end dates vary. Click here for the full list of writing classes.


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.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Fleas on the Dog seeks work

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Seeking fiction, poetry, plays/screenplays and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. See our guidelines for details. Runs Jan. 2 to Jan. 31.

There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction/Nonfiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

Include the genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.

 Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. 

Submit to only one category per issue. If you have been published by us please do not resubmit for six months unless solicited. We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Bucharest Beltway Virtual Playwriting Residency

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB) is a Denver-based creative arts platform for local and international artists to promote their work and collaborate on a myriad of projects, all inspired by the fearless spirit of artists in Bucharest, Romania.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Radiance: A Virtual Playwriting Residency hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. For 2021, we are focusing on the theme of Radiance.

What makes you glow? What makes you rise? Where is the positivity, the heat, the warmth, the sunshine and starshine in your body and environment? Or, what makes you diverge? What emanates from a core, seen or unseen? Where are the shadows, the chemicals, the rays of energy in your life? How do you experience radiance?

We are looking to create a tight-knit, dynamic group of 5-6 writers looking to develop new plays with each other in a collaborative environment. You do not need to have written a play before to apply to this residency. The final plays can range from a short play to one full-length play, as long as it is new work.

We invite artists and writers of all backgrounds to apply, especially BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and individuals who identify with other marginalized groups. In honor of BiB’s home cities, we are reserving one spot for a playwright from Bucharest, one from Washington D.C., and one from Denver.

The structure of the residency will consist of 8 virtual facilitated writers workshops (approx. 2 hours long) over the summer where we will share each other’s works-in-progress. Writers must commit to attending 7 out of the 8 workshops.

Workshops will be conducted in English. However, we welcome and support work in all languages, so if you are writing a play in different languages, we will find ways to translate it!

The workshops will take place between May-Aug 2021. Exact dates and times TBD based on participants’ schedules.

The final culmination will be a virtual showcase of the works from the residency, hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. We also hope to have a Denver-based celebration of the plays, depending on local rules and guidance per the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are due Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Questions? Reach out to bucharestinsidethebeltway@gmail.com

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Hey Playwright seeks 5 minute plays

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Deadline: January 27, 2021

We are excited to announce another submission opportunity just in time for Valentines Day. We are seeking 5-minute play scripts in the spirit of Valentine’s Day (love, heartbreak, friendship, or anywhere in between) as part of our V-Minute Valentines festival to be performed on live on Zoom on Feb. 13, 2021.

To submit a script, fill out this SUBMISSION FORM and we’ll let you know what comes next.

Important Dates:

Jan. 27 – Deadline to submit interest form

Feb. 5 – Deadline to submit play

Feb. 13 – Live performance via Zoom


Kervigo Ensemble Theater submission guidelines

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We love to be introduced to new artists. That’s why Kervigo maintains an open submission policy!
Playwrights/Writing Teams

Be mindful that we are a small company. We want to give time and energy to each submission we get, so allow us time to review your work and please only submit your piece once. We’ll reach out once we have reviewed it.

What are we looking for?

-New or reimagined work (play or musical)

-Hasn’t had a full production in New York

-Would benefit from development (whether it’s a reading, workshop, production, or anywhere in between)

-Centers at least one of the following:
  • Femme Characters
  • LGBTQ+ Characters
  • Characters With Varying Access Needs
  • Global Majority Characters
To submit, please email kervigoliterary@gmail.com with:

-A packet that includes, in this order: 1) brief synopsis with the piece’s development and/or production history, if any, 2) character breakdown, 3) brief statement answering the question, “Why Now?” and 4) current draft of the script. For musical submissions, please include the libretto with lyrics, and at least two song demos. Please remove any identifiers such as your names, pronouns, location, etc. in all parts of your packet.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

9TH ANNUAL COLUMBUS BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) is now accepting creative works that say something about the state of America and the many challenges "We the people" have had to face in regard to racial equality, political unrest, and division among classes of people in America and beyond, especially during these last four years of political and racial unrest.

Our theme for 2021 is

“Say Something...it might, Change Something.”

We are accepting monologues and one-act plays that have diversity, inclusion, and equity for our 9th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) that will be held July 9-11, 2021 at The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio.

Submission dates are December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

Due to the uncertainty of where Ohio will be in the summer of 2021 regarding social distancing state guideline the entries need to meet the following criteria:

ONE-ACT PLAYS

1) No more than 4 characters (If characters can play double-roles can have 6.)

2) Have minimal set/light requirements.

3) If required, play can be rehearsed/performed effectively by virtual means.

4) 20 to 30 minutes long.

5) Blocking of the play can be rearranged by the Director to meet social distance guidelines.


MONOLOGUES

1) 10 to 15 minutes long.


Complete the Entry form below and send it with your play submission to mine4godproductionsllc@aol.com in pdf or Word document. form before the deadline of January 31, 2021.


2021 CBTF ENTRY FORM

Friday, January 22, 2021

2ND ACT PLAYERS’ 2021 PLAYWRITING COMPETITION — 2021 ISN’T 2020, OR IS IT?

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Evanston IL

Deadline: January 30, 2020

The Evanston 2nd Act Players is announcing its short-play script competition for the coming year entitled 2021: It’s not 2020, or is it? Plays that look at people changing in a changing world.

“There’s no question 2020 was a year of immense change for America, whether you looked at health issues, social justice issues or political issues. We’re looking for scripts with characters who are dealing with all those changes to create 2nd acts in their lives,” says 2nd Act Players’ Artistic Director John N. Frank. “We want scripts that deal with the issues of the past year and the coming year, either seriously or comically.”

Scripts should be a maximum of 15 pages with a maximum cast size of three characters. 

In keeping with the 2nd Act Players’ mission, characters should be adults, with preference given to plays that look at older adults and the particular challenges they face in today’s uncertain world. “Isolation and loneliness have been major issues for older adults during the Covid-19 pandemic, as an example,” says Frank.

“And many adults have dramatically changed their lives during the pandemic, whether it be where they live or how they make their livings. Others have become actively involved in social issues they have become newly conscious of. All of that could be fodder for scripts for our competition,” Frank says.

The 2nd Act Players will select six winning scripts to be performed online in April 2021.

There’s no cost for playwrights to submit scripts for the contest. Winners will receive small prizes.

To submit scripts, simply fill out the entry form online and we will contact you with instructions on how to forward a copy of your script to us. The deadline for entering is Jan. 30, 2021.


Contest basics:
  • Plots: Plays should deal with 2nd acts in characters’ lives, key turning points or major life-changing events. Comedies or dramas, or dramadies all welcome.
  • Cast size: 2-3 characters
  • Length: 10-15 pages, standard script format
  • No musicals, children’s plays, adaptations to works not in the public domain, and no plays involving nudity of any kind.
  • Prizes: Several scripts will be performed in the spring of 2021.
  • Entry deadline: Jan. 31, 2021

But wait, there’s more…
  • Plays should be new, unperformed works, or works that have been performed for less than 9 performances.
  • 2nd Act Players will retain all Chicago-area performance rights for the winning scripts from the announcement of winners through the end of April, 2021.
  • Playwrights of the scripts selected will receive prize of $50.
  • Contemporary settings that do not require special costuming are preferred.
  • An individual may enter up to three scripts
  • The 2nd Act Players reserves the right to turn down any entry for not following these guidelines.
  • Scripts to be submitted online only, in normal play script format, Word document or PDF and will not be returned. Include a short overview of the story and a short author bio.
  • 2nd Act Players reserves the right to cancel the competition if no suitable scripts are submitted.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

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

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

New Jersey Repertory Company seeks plays and musicals

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Deadline: February 15, 2021

New Jersey Repertory Company is soliciting the submission of 30-45 minute plays or musicals that are newly written and previously unproduced, and that can be staged on a multilevel fire escape, as the one pictured. Playwrights should keep in mind that cast size is limited to 1-3 actors (no doubling) and performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances and there will be no physical contact. Audiences will sit in their cars as in a drive-in movie or in safely distanced and designated spaces with portable seats.

The theater is planning that the fire escape plays will become a part of its ongoing programming, so there is no deadline at this time. Plays should be submitted electronically to njrep@njrep.org and should contain the full script, a cast breakdown, and a brief synopsis.


WRITE STUFF! 2021 5th Annual Young Playwright Festival

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

MMT’s young playwrights festival returns for its fifth anniversary! Write Stuff! encourages local middle & high school playwrights to submit their short scripts and culminates in readings of selected scripts. The winning plays will be brought to life by professional directors and Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory students in this Pay What You Can performance. The deadline for play submissions will be February 1st, 2021.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Students in Grades 6 – 12 should submit their 10-page scripts as a PDF file to education@millmountain.org by February 1st, 2021 for consideration to be a part of the 2021 Write Stuff: Young Playwright Festival.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Plays should have a title page & character descriptions
  • Plays should be no longer than 15 pages
  • Please include email & phone contact information on the title page of your submission
  • Plays do not need to revolve around a certain theme: all stories will be considered.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of prior experience in Playwriting.

Students with questions can contact Christopher Castanho: christopher@millmountain.org. See here to learn more about formatting your script.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beardance Theatre - Texts in Isolation

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Deadline: January 23, 2021 5PM GMT

Beardance Theatre are looking for five new texts for the next instalment of their ‘Texts in Isolation’ series of audio shorts.

Pieces must be up to 5 minutes long and be in response to the theme of ‘isolation’. This doesn’t mean that it should be about COVID or lockdown, but it also doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t! It can be a short scene, a monologue, a poem – almost anything goes! The only requirement is that you give your open, honest response to the brief.

There is no age limit. Entry is free to all and open to everyone, though Beardance are particularly interested in voices that are currently underrepresented in theatre.

This is an international opportunity, but scripts must be in English. Entrants may submit up to two pieces.

Please check their website www.beardance.co.uk for more details and the previous five pieces in the project.

Submissions and further enquiries should be sent to hello@beardance.co.uk

Monday, January 18, 2021

NEXT ACT! SUBMISSIONS 2021

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Deadline: January 31, 2021 

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

NEXT ACT!, now in its tenth year, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s (theREP) commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 10 will take place virtually in June of 2021 (exact dates coming soon) and will feature virtual readings of several never-before produced plays, with additional special virtual events throughout the weekend.

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

Accepting full length plays only.

(No Musicals.)

Pieces written by and featuring BIPOC stories and characters encouraged.

Maximum of 3 actors (doubling is allowed if it works to illuminate the story).

Comedy and Drama welcome!

ELIGIBILITY

If you have submitted in the past, please note a few changes in the guidelines. To create a successful virtual summit – with the hope of finding a play the theatre can produce in the following season – several guidelines have changed.

Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. Plays can have no more than three (3) actors (doubling is allowed if it works to illuminate the story).

Plays previously submitted to NEXT ACT will not be considered!

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

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Sunday, January 31, 2021 

HOW TO SUBMIT

Playwrights should submit all materials in one (and only one) document, either a Microsoft word document or a PDF file, via email attachment. This document must include: a short one-paragraph synopsis – illuminating the play’s entire plot including its ending; the character descriptions and the first ten (10) pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play. Submission documents must be void of playwright’s name and contact information.

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

Submit your Script:

Email your submission to nextact@capitalrep.org with 2021 SUBMISSION in the subject line.

A small stipend and limited travel allowance is available for selected playwrights.

Electronic submissions only.

PLAYS SELECTED:

Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified in late March, 2021

No less than two plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual summit, which will take place in the summer of 2021 – exact dates TBA.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

some scripts Submission Guidelines

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some scripts literary magazine is now accepting submissions for Issue 4: “Outbreak”!

This can refer to COVID-19, fascism, or anything that comes to mind: an outbreak of inspiration, an outbreak of solidarity, an outbreak of song. You are free to interpret “Outbreak” as you see fit. We are curious to read honest scripts for either Zoom, the radio, the stage, screen, radio, or other kinds of plague plays. We are also encouraging submissions of essays and reflections regarding the changing landscape of theatre as during the outbreak of COVID-19 and even what will be the theatre outbreak post-COVID.

Submissions from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and womxn scriptwriters and essay writers are especially encouraged!

No deadline is currently set.

Please read the guidelines carefully below.

To submit to some scripts:
  • Include a title page in a separate PDF document from the script, detailing your preferred name to be published, contact information, a short bio, and the title of the piece.
  • Then include your piece as a separate document as a blind copy. PDF and Word document submissions are okay.
  • Compile the title page PDF and blinded copy into an email addressed to submissions@some-scripts.com or somescriptslitmag@gmail.com
  • Feel free to say hello and introduce yourself in your cover letter! We love getting to know the larger scriptwriting community more and are so happy that some scripts continues to reach more people.
some scripts literary magazine is a biannual publication published online. All contributors accepted for publication will be asked to “e-sign” a publishing agreement (see the sample copy provided at the end of this webpage).

some scripts asks for first North American serial rights (FNASR) to publish online for Issue 4. After that, we ask for archival rights to archive your piece on our website. However, all rights revert back to you upon publication.

If your piece is published somewhere else later on, we only request you acknowledge some scripts literary magazine as the publication it originally appeared in. If your piece has appeared elsewhere and has permission to be reprinted in a curated online publication, we ask you help us with an appropriate acknowledgment its previous publication. We may ask for proof that it has permission to be reprinted before going ahead with its publication in our magazine.

We absolutely will not accept any work that is racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, gratuitously violent, or otherwise harmful to a specific group of people.

At this time, we are unable to pay contributors. However, we are campaigning to start making that change. Please see our campaign on Ko-Fi to help us compensate future contributors!
Still have questions? Head to our FAQ page or feel free to contact us.

Nextfest 2021

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Deadline: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

The Nextfest Arts Company invites interested emerging artists to submit for Nextfest 2021. Nextfest is a multi-disciplinary emerging arts festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada running June 3- 13, 2021.

Below are the submission forms for Theatre script and projects at Nextfest 2021.

Please read the following before submitting your project or script.

The Nextfest Arts Company defines emerging artists as:
  • any artist within the first ten years of their career
  • an artist who is NOT represented by any organization or union (ACTRA, EQUITY, IATSE, PGC, DGC, ADC, etc.)
  • an artist who is NOT represented by an agent or agency
If accepted as part of the festival, projects and scripts will be presented at one of the following three levels:
  • Reading – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwrights, actors reading scripts for an audience, talkback after a performance
  • Progress Showing – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced with limited tech for the audience reading and talkback after the performance.
  • Full Production – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced will full tech and multiple performances

PITCH A PROJECT

General Theatre Project Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

This submission form is to be used for projects which would be considered for the main stages but do not use traditional theatre scripts – ie: Sketch Groups, Improv Groups, Cabarets, Comedy, Performance Art, Poetry, etc.

To submit a script please fill out this form: Theatre Mainstage – Pitch A Project Submission Form

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…
Any documents related to your project
CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
A short bio of the lead project artist
SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Theatre Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing a presentation, or full production.

To submit a MainStage Project please fill out the following form: Theatre Mainstage – Submit a Script Submission Form.

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…
Any documents related to your project
CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
A short bio of the lead project artist

Questions, concerns, queries about submitting? Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it? Submitting a script and need some guidance? Hit me up and we’ll chat! Contact Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca

Friday, January 15, 2021

28 Plays Later challenge

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Deadline: January 28, 2021

Now in its seventh year!

Whether you are into Pinter or Panto, Chekov or Chicago, we are looking to inspire you to achieve theatrical greatness and create new work for the stage.

You know nothing about plays? Fantastic! Everyone starts somewhere, right? Jump right in! You’re an old hand at writing for the stage? Awesome! Each playwriting challenge will take your skills into new, fun and fascinating territory.

Registration is now open - sign up

In response to the effect Covid has had on our industry, we continue to offer our challenges on a commit-what-you-can basis, so everybody is welcome, and no financial obligation is required.

There are two ways in which to take part. Please choose your desired route.

TIMED ROUTE: If you submit a new and complete play every day by 10am, you'll receive a share of the pot, as detailed in our FAQs.

CREATIVE ROUTE: You can submit as and when you wish and won't receive a financial reward at the end.

Regardless of what route you choose, if you submit 28 pieces by the final deadline, you will be an official completer.

Loud Voices Silent Streets Challenges

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Deadline: January 30, 2021 Midnight

Loud Voices Silent Streets are looking for writers to take part in and submit pieces to their upcoming writing challenges.

Loud Voices Silent Streets are a production company and worldwide artistic community that value the importance of all writers being able to tell their own stories.

They have opened submissions and applications for the following writing challenges:

Just an Illusion

They are wanting writers to submit a poem, monologue or spoken word poem on the theme of illusion. It can be about anything but must link to illusion in some way. The piece must be no longer than six minutes. Writers will be given the opportunity to have their pieces performed and released across the Loud Voices Silent Streets social media pages after the deadline.

Please submit your piece, name and age to loudvoicessilentstreets@gmail.com

28 Days of Stories

They are looking for writers to take part in their writing challenge ’28 Days of Stories’. At 9am every day in February writers will be given a different prompt, they will then have until midnight of the same day to write a nine-line poem or monologue. Writers can take part in as many or as little prompts as they wish. Writers will be given the opportunity to have their pieces performed and released across the Loud Voices Silent Streets social media pages after the deadline.

To apply please email your contact details, name and age to loudvoicessilentstreets@gmail.com

These opportunities are open to writers of all ages and experience.

For further information go to the Loud Voices Silent Streets website

Deadline for both opportunities: Midnight 30th January 2021

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Otherworld Theatre Submission Guidelines

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Chicago Illinois

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

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS IN PLAYWRITING

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Deadline: January 14, 2021

The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recognizes and supports mid-career playwrights living and working in Minnesota who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment, and artistic excellence. The fellowship, which runs July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022, includes: a $25,000 stipend, an additional $2,500 to support a play development workshop and other professional expenses, and $1,400 in travel funds. Past recipients include: Carlyle Brown, Lisa D'Amour, Barbara Field, Keli Garrett, Marvin González De León, Jeffrey Hatcher, Christina Ham, Tori Sampson, Carson Kreitzer, May Lee-Yang, Kira Obolensky, Harrison David Rivers, Stacey Rose, and Rhiana Yazzie.

Applicants must reside in and have the legal right to work in the U.S. during the fellowship term. Applicants must have been continuous residents of Minnesota since January 14, 2020, and must maintain residency in Minnesota during the fellowship year. Applicants must have a minimum of one work fully produced by a professional theater at the time of application. Recipients of 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, and 2020-21 McKnight Artist Fellowships in any discipline are not eligible. Full-time students are not eligible. Staff and board members of the McKnight Foundation and the Playwrights' Center and their immediate family members are not eligible. Fellowship recipients may not receive any other Playwrights' Center fellowships, grants, or Core Writer program benefits during the grant year. If a recipient is a Core Writer, the Core term will be extended by one year. Applicants may only apply for one McKnight Artist Fellowship each year in any discipline

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form (including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume
Please note clearly which productions listed on your resume (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least three public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions. Productions that open after January 14, 2021 do not count.

-Artistic Statement
Use this statement to describe your artistic goals and vision as a theater maker. This is also an opportunity to provide context for the play you submitted and discuss how it fits into your larger body of work and how you envision your work developing.

-Full-length play script
A full-length play generally runs at least one hour. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no cowritten submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may submitted by the book writer only. If you have previously received a McKnight Artist Fellowship, this script must have been completed after that fellowship year.

-References
Please list two individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright and who we may contact during the evaluation process.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Note: You will need to make a SlideRoom account in order to apply. If you are a Playwrights' Center member, your PWC login will not automatically log you in to SlideRoom—they are two different systems. If you already have a SlideRoom account, you should be able to access the application using your existing login.

For a video tutorial on using SlideRoom, please click here.

Applications for the 2021-22 McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting is due Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival Call for Play Submissions

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Deadline: January 15, 2021 11PM CST

Teatro Vivo is proud to announce a call for plays for the 2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival in collaboration with Scriptworks.

Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2021 Austin Latinx New Play Festival (ALNPF), presented in collaboration with ScriptWorks, to be read on a digital platform May 13 to May 15, 2021. All playwrights are invited to submit original scripts that speak to the diverse Latinx experience. We are looking for plays that would resonate with our Teatro Vivo and Austin, TX audience. Plays can be monolingual or multilingual.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, January 15th, 2021 by 11:59 PM CST.

Plays will then be blind read and scored by a diverse panel of readers. Four scripts will be selected for presentation at the festival, including one play by a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate university student, and one play for young audiences. Selected plays will be announced by February 21st, 2021.

Eligible plays must be original, full-length works with a minimum 50-minute run time and a max of 10 roles, or include a breakdown of doubling. Additionally, plays must align with the Teatro Vivo mission statement, be focused on Latinx lives, and must not have been produced before the 2021 ALNPF or already scheduled for production in 2021.

Now in its ninth year, the ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original work. The festival brings each playwright together with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring their play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience (online this year due to COVID). Additionally, the selected works will receive a preliminary reading in March and a period of about one month for playwrights to work with dramaturgs to revise and continue to develop their play.

Playwrights of the selected pieces will collaborate with a dramaturg and directors hired by Teatro Vivo and Scriptworks. Playwrights must be available to attend the preliminary reading of their play on March 29th, 2021, and the online public readings in May (13th-15th), and participate in a facilitated talk back on zoom with the audience immediately following the public reading. The Austin Latinx New Play Festival will take place virtually this year as we continue to work around the current pandemic.

Submissions can be sent to teatrovivoaustin@gmail.com

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

Monday, January 11, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Virtual Residency

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Deadline: January 21st, 2021 11:59pm EST

As a Philadelphia-based theatre company, we produce and develop work by emerging playwrights that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling.

Our full website will be coming soon!

2021 Submission Opportunity 

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Virtual Residency

We are seeking playwrights to participate in a Virtual Residency over the course of 3-5 months, beginning in March 2021. This is a remote play development opportunity that will be conducted via Zoom. The deadline for submissions is January 21st, 2021, with notifications of advancement sent out in early February. We will be selecting between three to five playwrights to participate in The Virtual Residency.

Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. You must be 18+ to apply. This is an unpaid opportunity.

The Virtual Residency looks to serve finished (but not final) drafts through several monthly meetings, culminating in a public virtual presentation of the play. Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts; an intimate community space of playwrights; the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by local actors; and the possibility of further development beyond the Residency’s timeline with The Strides Collective.

Questions? Reach out to us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com

Script Criteria:

Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.

Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.

Plays should call for no more than 7 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

Plays must be aligned with The Strides Collective mission. (I.e. Plays that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling.)

How to Apply:

Please submit separate PDFs of a 20 page selection of your full script, the full draft of the same script, and a short Artistic Statement about yourself and your play to thestridescollective@gmail.com

Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file name (I.e. Casey_PlayTitle.pdf)

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Thursday, January 21st, 2021.

Playwrights Center Core Writer Program 2021-24

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Deadline: January 21, 2021

The Core Writer Program is a three-year appointment designed to support a diverse group of playwrights who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment, and artistic excellence. The program is available to emerging and established writers nationally and offers significant resources intended to further a playwright's career. 

The Core Writer program gives 25-35 of the most exciting playwrights from across the country the time and tools to develop new work for the stage. All Core Writers receive play development workshops with the Center, in collaboration with prominent directors, actors, dramaturgs, and designers. All writers are paid for their workshop time. Core Writers are eligible to be included in our formal season of public readings: the PlayLabs festival and the Ruth Easton New Play Series. 

Core Writers are also promoted by the Center and provided opportunities through an extensive network of colleges and universities, cultural institutions, and producing theaters. Each term is three years; Core Writers may reapply for additional terms. 

Applicants must reside in and have the legal right to work in the U.S. It is not required for an applicant to have had professional productions in order to apply. However, please note that this program is highly competitive and is designed for committed professional playwrights who are pursuing playwriting as their primary career. Students enrolled in a full-time educational program are not eligible. The Core Writer term will be July 1, 2021-June 30, 2024.

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Triangle Rainbow Productions Gay Play Fest 2021

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Deadline: January 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Triangle Rainbow Productions artistic director Anthony Joseph is currently accepting submissions from Playwrights for their first annual Gay Play Fest 2021. Because of our current situation the festival will live stream via zoom on February 27th & 28th. Each play will be scheduled for both dates at 3:00pm. Running order will be worked out before your tech rehearsal. All submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes running time and no less than 10 minutes. All plays must be LGBTQ themed, or have at least one gay character written in the script. 

The best play only will receive a $300.00 stipend.

All Playwrights accepted into the festival will be expected to promote the festival via social media and invite friends to watch their plays. Actors should also promote and invite friends to watch. There will be a minimal charge to register for the zoom link.

There is no entry fee for Playwrights to submit their plays and no fee to participate. You may submit one or two of your best short plays. If space becomes available some Playwrights will be asked to produce both of their plays. Each Playwright must cast and produce their own plays. You are responsible to find your own directors. All plays should have virtual backgrounds selected by their directors or creative team. No play will be allowed to run if they do not use virtual backgrounds. Each play will be given a tech time of one hour via zoom with the artistic director a few days before the festival opens. The best play will be selected by audience votes as well as the artistic directors choice.

Festival will run Saturday & Sunday February 27-28, 2021 @ 3:00pm and will run approx 2 hours. Please submit all plays in PDF format. All plays must be legible and formatted neatly! Deadline for submissions is January 17, 2021 @ 12:00pm est. Send all submissions to: theaterproductionsnyc@gmail.com

2022 Ecodrama Playwrights' Festival

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, EMOS has been postponed until 2022, and the deadline for submissions has been extended.
  • Submissions are online. Go to https://www.judgify.me/emosplays
  • If you are a first-time user of Judgify, create a profile by clicking the link underneath the “submit an entry” button.
  • Upload a PDF copy of your script with NO IDENTIFYING MARKS (beyond the play’s title)
  • First Place Award: Cash prize and professional production
  • Second Place Award: Cash prize and possible workshop production or concert reading
  • Honorable Mentions: Public reading

Guidelines for Playwrights

Scripts must be original works which have not been published and have not had an Equity or full professional premiere production. (Readings or informal workshop productions are okay.)

In general, we are looking for plays that do one or more of the following:
  • Engage the personal, local, regional and/or global implications of man-made climate change.
  • Put an ecological issue or environmental event/crisis at the center of the dramatic action or theme of the play.
  • Critique or satirize patterns of exploitation, consumption, or other ingrained values that are ecologically unsustainable.
  • Expose and illuminate issues of environmental justice.
  • Explore the relationship between sustainability, community, and cultural diversity.
  • Interpret community to include our ecological community; give voice or character to the land, or elements of the land; theatrically examine the reciprocal relationship between human, animal and plant communities; and/or the connection between people and place, human and non-human, culture and nature.
  • Grow out of the playwright’s personal relationship to the land and the ecology of a specific place.
  • Celebrate the joy of the ecological world in which humans participate.
  • Offer an imagined world view that illuminates our ecological condition or reflects on the ecological crisis from a unique cultural or philosophical perspective.
  • Are written specifically to be performed in an unorthodox venue such as a natural or environmental setting, and for which that setting is a not merely a backdrop, but an integral part of the intention of the play.

We are looking for full-length plays that are written primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) in English. Submitted plays should address the thematic guidelines as listed above. Deadline: August 31st, 2021.

Please note: we will NOT consider:
  • ten-minute plays
  • one-act plays (unless they are longer than 30 minutes in length)
  • musicals (though we love them, we cannot financially accommodate their production for this festival!)
  • We are only accepting electronic submissions in PDF format. Please do not submit paper manuscripts, as they will not be considered.
Evaluation Process

A Reading Committee composed of theatre professionals and Emory University students will read and evaluate each script in relation to the guidelines above, as well as theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will receive evaluation from a minimum of 2 readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read again by the Reading Committee until a short list of 5 finalists are determined.

Those five plays will be read in a blind process by a panel of distinguished theatre artists from the USA and Canada and the artistic director of Theatre Emory, who will choose the winning plays from five final scripts. Our 2022 judges will be announced soon.

Questions?

For inquiries about script submissions contact Chantal Bilodeau at chantal1402@me.com

For inquiries about EMOS 2022 contact Lydia Fort, EMOS 2021 Chair, at lydia.fort@emory.edu

General questions, or interested in future hosting, contact EMOS Artistic Director, Theresa May tmay33@uoregon.edu, and/or EMOS Managing Director, Brian Cook brianecook@gmail.com

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Submission Opportunity - Live & In Color

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Deadline: March 31, 2021

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical. 

The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience. 

Email your materials to Director of New Works, Dennis Corsi, at dennis@theatreincolor.org

The musical must be able to be performed with 4 actors or less.

All submissions should include:
  • Single page synopsis
  • Single page character breakdown
  • Demo of score (2-3 songs)
  • Sample of dialogue (~10 pages)
  • Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)
More than one submission is acceptable
If there is a restriction on plays that have previously been produced and/or published: properties with prior full productions not accepted.
How and when submitters will be notified about their submission: submitters will be notified in the Spring of the choice via email. 


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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Have Scripts Blue Moon Plays

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Deadline: January 30, 2021

We Are Particularly Seeking Plays With Casts That Reflect The Growing And Varied American Landscape, As Well As Characters With Different Skin Colors, Gender Identifications, And Mental And Physical Abilities.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Play Submission Windows – Submission will only be accepted during the following dates:

January 1- 30 2021

To Submit A Play To Be Considered For Publication, Please Follow The Instructions Below.

Please do not submit complete manuscripts. Use the submission form online.

Submit only one play at a time.

We suggest you prepare all the elements in advance so that you can copy and paste them into the form. There is a risk that the form will “time out” if you take too long to complete it, by typing manually.

So that we can determine if your play is a good fit for our inventory, please provide the following information on the form below:
  • A 300 – 500-word synopsis (NOTE: a synopsis is not a plot summary. It should tell us the premise of your play, what it is about, and how it tries to achieve that.)
  • A 300-word plot summary
  • Cast/character count, M/F, Maximum and Minimum cast required.
  • A sample of dialogue (Doc or PDF, about 10 pages)
  • Author Biography
  • List of any productions and/or staged readings by theaters
  • List of awards, commendations, feedback or comments on the script.

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