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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Barrington Stage - Black Voices Matter

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Supporting and Encouraging Black Community Members by giving a platform for Black creativity and self-expression in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In response to the present racial climate in this country, we want to deepen our allyship with the Black Community in Berkshire County. We need to act, but first we need to listen. Barrington Stage Company is giving a platform to Black Voices in response to Black Lives Matter. 

We are inviting Black community members to submit digital video reflections of their thoughts, feelings, fears and triumphs.

This can include but is not limited to: monologues, scenes or plays, poetry, original music, multimedia projects, etc. We want everyone in the conversation to ask themselves: “What can I do to make a change?”

Submissions will be shared on our website in our Community Space. This is an opportunity for BSC to continue to engage, empower and celebrate our Black community.

To submit your work or for further questions, contact Education@BarringtonStageCo.org or call Sharron Frazier-McClain, Community Engagement and EDI Coordinator, at 413-997-6118.


Stellar’s Emerging Creators in Theatre Program

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Deadline: May 11, 2021 11:59pm PT

Application Form

Completed applications should be sent to emergingcreators@stellartickets.com


No cost to apply

Stellar’s Emerging Creators are a group of innovators seeking to develop new ways to present creative content in the streaming space. We are interested in hearing from you if you’re looking for a shot to break through to the next level as a creator and build an audience for your work. We’re especially interested in hearing from you if all of that is true and, for whatever reason, you haven’t yet gotten the shot that you need and deserve to prove what you can do.

While not requirements, the following are recommended for applicants:
  • You are an experienced theatre maker or organization with the demonstrated skills to produce a live event.
  • You have a fleshed-out concept, budget and basic plan for your online project.
  • You’ve got a good working knowledge of the technologies related to filming and producing an online show.
  • You have the rights to any material you’re proposing in your project.
Chosen applicants will get up to $50,000 in recoupable production credits and financial support* to produce the project described in the application. Though the creator will be primarily responsible for creating, marketing and broadcasting the show, Stellar will lend its support wherever possible to help make the show a success. Stellar will promote the show in its social media and PR outlets and through its Goldstar partnership and will work with the award winner to make sure the technical requirements are met for a successful online show.

  • Legal resident of the 50 United States and at least the age of majority in your state of residence (19 in NE and AL, 18 everywhere else). You may apply on behalf of an event organization so long as you are able to submit a Delegation of Authority form completed by a member of your organization’s leadership team. Download that form with the application 
  • Chosen applicants will get up to $50,000 in recoupable production credits and financial support* to produce the project described in the application. Though the creator will be primarily responsible for creating, marketing and broadcasting the show, Stellar will lend its support wherever possible to help make the show a success. Stellar will promote the show in its social media and PR outlets and through its Goldstar partnership and will work with the award winner to make sure the technical requirements are met for a successful online show.
  • If you are chosen you have to produce a show within an agreed-upon period of time, and of course, use any financial support or credits made available to you through this program solely for the production of that show. You are required to share financial and production information about the show with Stellar both during and after the run of the show.  You have to work with us to communicate to the world about your show and your talents. This will be once you are chosen, during the time you’re producing the show and for a period of time after the show is done. The goal will be to get the word out about you, your show and the Stellar Emerging Creators Award program, and if you win, we’ll expect you to help us do that with a small commitment of time.
  • The entries will be evaluated based on three things: the artistic merit of the proposed event concept as judged by us; the commercial potential as judged by us, particularly evaluating the potential revenue in light of the budget of the event; and finally the professional credibility of the applicant as being able to deliver the show described. We will have judges that are members of the Stellar team and outside participants who are professionals in the live entertainment industry as well. We will determine the amount awarded based on the budgetary needs of the show and the potential impact of additional funds.
  • The Creator shall own the show and show content, subject to a worldwide, exclusive license to Stellar to digitally transmit and stream the show and show content live and on-demand for a full calendar year beginning on the date of Creator’s acceptance of the Production Budget. The Creator shall be responsible for obtaining and furnishing to Stellar appropriate signed consents, licenses, and other agreements necessary for the performance, reproduction, exhibition, and use of the show and show content in all media, which be described in the Creator’s Production Agreement with Stellar. The Production Agreement may provide for further obligations to Stellar related to the Creator’s exploitation of the show and show content after the expiration of the license to Stellar.
  • The Creator will be responsible for producing the show, including sourcing and employing production services. Stellar will provide recommendations from its preferred partner network and will also help to promote the show to prospective ticket buyers.
  • If you are the sole owner of your show concept, apply as yourself. If you will share ownership of the show concept with an organization, especially an organization that employs you, apply on behalf of the organization and make sure to submit the Delegation of Authority form with your application.
 Feel free to ask us any clarifying questions at emergingcreators@stellartickets.com

*Stellar will award selected applicants financial support and production credits of up to $50,000. Some or all of this can be recoupable by Stellar through ticket sales, but regardless of the financial outcome, the award winner will not be obligated to pay any of the award back. After recoupment, all earnings from the show will also go to the award winner. Stellar will charge the “Essentials Plan” rate (or equivalent plan) for platform fees, designed to cover direct costs only (9.9% of ticket price). Any costs in the show above the award amount will be the creator’s responsibility, and if the creator does not create the show in an agreed time period, any financial support or credits given through the award would be owed by the creator to Stellar. 

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1st Festival of Shorts for Youth – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: May 15, 2021

Send submissions to:  ilanab3productions@gmail.com

B3 Theater of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks scripts for their 1st Festival of Shorts for Youth! The Festival will be held in December of 2021. The Shorts will be fully-rehearsed shows, whether they take place live or virtually.

Plays will be selected with an eye towards originality and taking risks. Plays which do not follow the requirements below will not be read.

Shortlisted scripts will be performed in the Festival. Playwrights who are asked to participate in the Festival will be given the opportunity to submit a rewrite of their work by AUGUST 1st, 2021 after script feedback is given. Rewriting is not mandatory.
  • The subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental and progressive works. There should be minimal setting, prop, and costume requirements. All genres welcome, including monologues, apart from musicals. 
  • Entries should be 5-15 pages, including the title and cast page. 
  • One entry per playwright, please.
  • Previous productions are okay.
  • International submissions are welcome, but the text must be in English.
  • Please scrub your submission of your name and personal information. Include that information in the body of your email, along with the title of the play.
  • Please put the following in the subject line of your email: Submission: the name of your play.
  • The format may be docx or pdf.
  • There is no fee with this contest.
  • Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM AZ time, May 15, 2021.
  • Playwriting teams are welcome.
  • Playwrights must be under the age of 18 to submit.
  • Entries will be capped at 100. Please check our website at www.b3theater.com for a notice of when the cap has been reached.
  • Send submissions to: ilanab3productions@gmail.com. If you have any questions, you may also ask Ilana Lydia at this address. 
You will hear from us regarding your submission around July 2021.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Kitty Drama Productions is calling for play submissions for an online platform

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Kitty Drama Productions is calling for play submissions for an online platform. Can have scenes for two actors, if cast from the same area/household, but actors and director will rehearse and film from home. Please be innovative with setting, including place, on-camera/off-camera voices, car phone filming, and incorporate multimedia ideas (not required). 

If you have an existing script you feel could be adapted to this format, please submit with a note. 

If chosen, final product will be produced by Kitty Drama Productions. Please read more about our company at www.kittydrama.com or visit our Facebook page.

Please submit play as a Word Document to kittydrama68@gmail.com and include your name and contact phone number. Looking for running times between 60-90 minutes for the 2021-22 year.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

The New Works Playhouse membership

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Deadline: May 31, 2021

Writers Application Form

The New Works Playhouse is a non-profit organisation driven by a single goal; to do our part in facilitating new, inspiring works from performing artists and writers. Through their work, they aim to create a more accessible route into the industry for those who may otherwise feel unable to follow traditional routes. 

The organisation works alongside its core ethos, which are:
  • The performing arts industry should be accessible to all no matter their background, whether it is their ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, financial constraints, and/or for any other reasons.
  • Accessibility should include artists, writers, performers, and any other individuals within the performing arts industry as well as audience members.
  • To ensure accessibility, all of our application processes, audition processes, and interview processes are free of charge. Subsequent successful membership is also free of charge. Tickets for any of our events will be on a pay-what-you-can basis within a range of pricing options. We will support those who are still unable to afford a ticket based on the range of pricing options.
  • Transparency is vital to ensure that all of our members feel comfortable participating with us.
  • They are currently accepting applications for performers and writers to become members and showcase their talent through online table reads and digital productions of new works submitted by their member writers. Prospective writer members should aim to submit a complete play for a live table read event as part of their application process if the initial screening is successful. 

To apply, please follow the steps below:
  • Fill out the application form for performers/writers through their website.
  • Prospective applicants should prepare to submit a CV (preferably without personal information such as a home telephone number or home address) in a PDF format. A headshot/photo will also be required for performer applicants. 
  • Writers - Please also prepare to submit a blurb and an extract from the intended play submission in one PDF document.
  • Applicants must be at least the legal age of adulthood in their country of residence. The community is built up of members from around the world - geographical location will not be a barrier.
  • If the initial screening process is successful, prospective writer members will be asked to submit their full play for consideration before an interview. 
  • The final step - audition and/or interview!
There is no application fee/membership fee for performers and writers. Instead, The New Works Playhouse raises funds through donations and tickets to the events through a pay-what-you-can system. This is to ensure that those with financial difficulties also have access.

For events (table reads and performances) hosted by The New Works Playhouse, 50% of donations through an event will be split equally between the participating performers and writers. The remaining 50% of donations will be reinvested into future projects.

If you would like to find out more, or if you have any special requests/needs for the application process, please get in touch at contact@thenewworksplayhouse.org or visit the website at www.thenewworksplayhouse.org

Terms and Conditions and example agreements can be found on their website.

Deadline for Writer Applications: 31st May 2021.

Performer Applications are ongoing.

robertkodama@thenewworksplayhouse.org

http://www.thenewworksplayhouse.org


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Olney Theatre New Voices Writers’ Profile

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Deadline: May 1st, 2021

New Voices is a two-week production process for students ages 13-19 that takes original one-act plays from script to stage for public performance. These plays will be written, directed, designed, performed, and technically managed by program participants, running from June 21-June 30. No previous theatrical experience required! Production mentorship will be provided by experienced members of the Olney Theatre Center staff. The program culminates in a final virtual performance of the one-act plays on June 30, 2021. With New Voices, students can be extensively involved in all aspects of the theater, not just performance.

New Voices is fueled by the ideas of student playwrights, who are tasked with writing one-act plays or musicals in response to an open-ended question. Shows are selected by the “New Voices Board,” consisting of Olney Theatre administrative staff and student program leaders. Playwrights are invited, but not required, to participate in any of the other five pathways.

Writers: your job is to write a one-act play or musical that reads a minimum of 10 minutes in length and a maximum of 30 minutes in length. Plays must be written in script format with dialogue, stage directions, etc. No stories written as narratives will be accepted. From all of our writing submissions, 3-6 one-acts will be selected to be produced in this year’s program. Your show must respond to this prompt:

We’re all exhausted by the pandemic, but we’re all affected by it. Take a theme of the pandemic (examples include isolation, sickness, crisis, identity loss, connection etc.) and tell us a story about that theme without mentioning the topic of COVID-19.

We urge you to be as creative as you can. Think outside the box, and write about what is important to you.

Email writing submissions to teencouncil@olneytheatre.org. The email’s subject must read “Last Name, First Name: Writing Submission” and contain a PDF of your script.

Additionally, please submit the writers’ profile form online. Any one-act submitted without the accompanying form will not be considered.

Writers’ Profile Form:
https://forms.gle/nmfFGX1DjQGizbFQ7

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Carl Annoni Prize 2021

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Deadline: APRIL 30 2021


The prize is promoted by Radovan Corrado Spanger, Associazione Premio Carlo Annoni and sponsored by Comune di Milano, ELFO Puccini di Milano, C.I.G. ARCIGAY Milano, Festival MIX Milano, Teatro Filodrammatici Milano, Rassegna teatrale Lecite Visioni, Outis Centro Nazionale di drammaturgia contemporanea, Teatro della Cooperativa, Teatri di Vita, Agedo.

Art. 2 PARTICIPANTS

It is opened to any individual interested in the topic, with no age restrictions.

Art. 3 REGISTRATION FEE

We don’t require a registration fee.

Art. 4 PLAYS

There is no length or character numbers limitation. Plays can be submitted in Italian and English . An award will be assigned to one play in each language.

ART. 5 THEME OF THE COMPETITION

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on topics affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture.

Art. 6 PARTICIPATION RULES

When submitting your play, please state clearly the author’s name, their email address and a phone number for any further communication.

Submission must be sent by email only to:

info@premiocarloannoni.eu.

Art. 7 DEADLINE

Deadline for submissions is 30st APRIL 2021. The award ceremony will be in September 2021.

Art. 8 EVALUATION

The plays will be assessed by a jury selected by the organisers. Plays will be assessed for their creative contents, their form, their pertinence with the topics, and their social impact. The results will be unanimous and unappealable. The winners will be notified with a phone call and/or an email.

The competition is valid if at least five texts in each language are received.

Art. 9 AWARD CEREMONY

Winners will be proclaimed in a public ceremony. The results will also be proclaimed through the press and other social media. More information about dates and location will be provided in due course.

Art. 10 PRICE

The prize is € 1000. A prize will be assigned for each language.

Special Mentions:
SHORT PLAY: a special mention will be given to a short play of a maximum of 10 minutes length.
COMEDY: a special mention will be offered to a comedy play on relationship life.
ASYLUM SEEKERS: a special mention will be given to a play on the topic of asylum-seeking for those persecuted for their sexual orientation.


Art. 11 COPYRIGHT

The author will maintain the rights over the play.

Art. 12 FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES

The artists submitting their plays must abide fully to the rules.

Free Event - ORIGINAL SIN by Julia Fennell

University Theater brings to you a virtual performance of Julia Fennell's Original Sin. When Judy Thomas, a devout pastor, is condemned to Hell for her single imperfection of wearing clothing with mixed fabrics, she is forced to learn that the difference between a sinner and a saint is just a few letters

Join us for a stream at the following times:

Friday, April 30, 7:30pm

Saturday, May 1, 7:30pm

Run time: approximately 25 minutes

Event: https://fb.me/e/2CIiQ72G6

Tickets: https://bit.ly/3ajRua3

https://taps.uchicago.edu/event/original-sin-1st-performance

Thursday, April 22, 2021

StoryWorks: Decarbonizing Cascadia

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Deadline: April 30, 2021

Storyworks and InvestigateWest are soliciting pitches for a new audio play. StoryWorks is a groundbreaking documentary theater company that creates plays based on investigative reporting which are produced in communities across the country. 

StoryWorks has commissioned and produced 14 plays and one audio play . We are currently accepting pitches from playwrights for an upcoming large-scale audio play exploring the pathways to Decarbonizing Cascadia (ending the use of carbon based energy models to improve climate in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia), based on reporting fromcInvestigateWest. 

StoryWorks is a collaborative endeavor that engages artists with journalists throughout the process to create original plays that reveal the emotional , as well as factual, truths behind the reporting. We are eager to support the work of experienced writers who explore bold and challenging new forms in their writing. This is a call for pitches. Commission fees are competitive with industry standards and timeline.

The following links are reporting examples that will serve as a foundation for the play. InvestigateWest reporters are continuing to report on the issues and new stories are published daily. StoryWorks is an immediate artistic response to the news as it is being reported so these examples should serve as examples of the reporting, not the final source material. Once a playwright is selected, the artist will be given full access to all published and unpublished reporting as needed.

How Climate Action Fizzled in Cascadia

Climate Protection Drift and Despair

A Thin Green Line

Fighting British Columbia Pipelines to the Last Mile

Visualizing Climate Vulnerable Communities

Will Race and Income Inequalities Trip Up Cascadia’s Fight Against Climate Change

Tree Justice? Lawmakers Look to Revive Forests in Washington’s Cities

Pitch guidelines

Pitches will be accepted Friday, March 19, 2021 - Sunday April 30, 2021

Email your submission to: jenna@storyworkstheater.org

Subject line: StoryWorks Playwright Submission

1. StoryWorks pitch guidelines:

a. No longer than one page.

b. Identify important scenes and circumstances from the reporting that will create the foundation of your script.

c. Include the core ideas or themes that you are interested in exploring.

d. Identify sources in the reporting that you are interested in developing as characters in your script.

e. Highlight the emotional arc of the story including elements missing in the reporting that illuminate the humanity of your characters.

f. Explain your stylistic approach to the material and how it will transform the reporting.

*StoryWorks is not looking for a playwright to recreate the reporting on stage. We are looking for a collaborative playwright with a strong artistic vision to transform the reporting into a theatrical work of art. StoryWorks is committed to assembling an excellent team of designers and actors to ensure the best possible artistic standards for this production.

2. Please submit a one-page artist statement.

3. All scripts/work samples must be submitted digitally. Submissions should be attached to the email as a

Word document (.doc or .docx) or PDF.

4. Work sample: Please submit a copy of a previously produced script.

5. We are looking for playwrights whose work employs:

a. strong personal or biographical element.

b. dynamic and imaginative language.

c. innovative structures.

d. strong audio potential.

6. A one-page résumé of the playwright.

7. Playwright finalists will be interviewed by members of the selection committee.

Important information:

Projected Launch Date: December 2021

We understand this process will generate questions. Please feel free to email anytime throughout the add

application process.

Questions regarding the project can be sent to jenna@storyworkstheater.org.

Some travel is required (COVID permitting) and costs will be covered by StoryWorks.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Braata Bi-Annual Reading Series

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Create, Develop & Showcase

A program operating under the Braata Productions umbrella designed to create, develop, showcase, and expose the best of Caribbean theatrical offerings from the traditional stalwarts like Rhone and Walcott, to the new and aspiring young talent from the Diaspora waiting in the wings. The purpose of BTW is to give agency and space to the immigrant voice from the Caribbean celebrating its unsung thespians, writers, directors and technical personnel in all our efforts.
 
Main Stage

 BTW stages full productions of works written by playwrights from the Caribbean and works about the Caribbean experience as uniquely felt by its migrant population.

We will have a staged reading bi-annually with the aim to bring that playwright's work to the consciousness of theatre goers in the NY Tri-State area. A feedback and discussion session will follow in order to facilitate the artist's next step in the development of his or her work. Braata's Reading series is designed to offer playwrights a chance to see and hear their work read out loud by professional actors. Each reading is directed, rehearsed and performed for an audience.

SUBMISSIONS

In our effort to assist writers Braata has outlined the following guidelines for those interested in being a part of our reading series:

1) Submit a complete script or draft to braatapoductions@gmail.com
2) The play should not have been produced in New York City before, (at least not the draft you’re presenting to us).
3) You should be willing to be an active part of the rehearsal process along with the director and cast to facilitate re writes, and or edits where necessary.
4) Your attendance at the reading is mandatory and so is your participation in a post reading talk back with the audience.
5) All submissions must include:
Name and bio of playwright (Max 150 words), play title and synopsis and list of characters.

2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival

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Deadline: April 30, 2021

Announcing our 2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival celebrating new plays by Women+ playwrights! After the success of the first festival and subsequent Mini-Fests featuring 15 new plays by women+ playwrights in 2020, this uplifting project returns for a second round of submissions.

Seeking work from emerging and established women+ playwrights.

Festival Performance dates:
August 11-15, 2021
Orlando, FL

Festival Awards:
Winner: $500 and consideration for a full production
All finalists will receive a $100 usage fee


OFFICIAL RULES & GUIDELINES

Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Mad Cow Theatre’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce. Mad Cow Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:

Electronic script submissions (PDF)- emailed to: newplays@madcowtheatre.com with the subject line: Submission & Name of Playwright

In the body of the email include:
Script Name,
Playwright Name,
Playwright Email,
Playwright Telephone Number,
Playwright Postal Address
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • Plays must be full length (60 minutes+) and can be single or multiple acts. No musicals.
  • Plays must use no more than 6 actors. 
  • Submissions must include a character breakdown and synopsis
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Playwright must identify as woman+
Any plays that do not follow these requirements will not be considered.

Questions? Email newplays@madcowtheatre.com with the subject line “Question”
  • Up to 3 finalists will be chosen to participate in the Women’s Voices Festival online and up to 10 semi-finalists will receive honorable mentions leading up to the festival with NPX recommendations and social media shoutouts.
  • Finalists will be selected by a panel of readers and notified by Mad Cow Theatre no later than the June 30 announcement
  • Readers will be public knowledge and bios/headshots released on social media
  • We regret that individual feedback will not be possible and only finalists/semi-finalists will be contacted. 
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director, dramaturg and cast, 13 rehearsal hours including a staged reading, and facilitated post-show talkback.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play in a virtual setting. 
  • Winner of festival will receive $500 and consideration for a full production
  • All finalists will receive a $100 script usage fee
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued. If a full production moves forward, a contract will be negotiated for full production. The playwright holds all rights to their material.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 200 scripts are received.
The winner will be announced the week following the festival

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Dramatic Question Theatre seeks one-page plays

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Deadline: rolling basis

Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) presents DQTinis, the pandemic-born one-page play series, The series consists of original one-page plays presented via eblast every Friday. For the last 52 weeks, DQTinis have been exclusively (and impressively!) spearheaded by the Dramatic Question Theatre's member-playwrights, and now the opportunity is being opened up to playwrights far and wide!

Selected pieces will be presented via eblast to all DQT followers and the playwright can opt into our licensing initiative. 

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. 

TO SUBMIT: Send your one-page play accompanied by a bio and photo to dqtprogramming@gmail.com with the header “DQTini Submission: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME”.

Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award 2021

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Deadline: May 1, 2021

A CONTEST FOR NEW FULL-LENGTH PLAYS for YOUNG AUDIENCES ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2021 WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: OCTOBER 2021

This award was created in 1997 to honor the late Aurand Harris (1915-1996) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional theatre for young audiences.

A panel of judges named by the NETC Executive Board will administer this award. A staged reading of the prize-winning scripts will be held along with the Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards ceremony.

RULES OF ENTRY
  • The contest is open to all playwrights and is for new full-length plays for young audiences. No musicals nor plays targeted at adult audiences
  • All plays will be submitted online to harris-award@netconline.org
  • Plays submitted to the contest must not have been
  • previously published
  • submitted to NETC’s Gassner Playwriting Contest
  • previously produced by a professional or Equity company.
  • Plays submitted which have had workshop productions or staged readings are eligible and encouraged.
  • Plays submitted to this contest may have been submitted to another playwriting contest, and may have previously won a prize or an award in another contest. However, such plays must not have been published or professionally produced and must not be under option for publication or professional production.
  • Playwrights may submit only one play to the contest in one year.

The play must be submitted, along with:
  • a statement that the play will not have been published or professionally produced as of May 1, 2021, and that it is not under option for publication or professional production and will not be under such option as of May 1, 2021.
  • a list of the play’s workshop and non-professional productions, if any, and awards received, if any.
  • ALL manuscripts and enclosures must be emailed to: harris-award@netconline.org
  • Only manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered.
  • Plays that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Drama in the Time of Covid—An Anthology

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

We seek an anthology to showcase works by playwrights examining Covid-19 in all its permutations. We are looking for short plays and monologues from diverse playwrights worldwide who have something to say about the current pandemic. The anthology will be published by FlowerSong Press in Spring 2022.

To submit, send new and un-produced scripts as attachments of no more than 25 pages to covidanthology@gmail.com by August 1, 2021.
 
Include a 50-75 word 3rd-person bio in the body of your email. 

Plays that have had readings or workshops are acceptable. 

Format scripts as Microsoft Word or PDF documents only, and include a title page with contact information. 

Simultaneous submissions are okay but please notify us asap if accepted elsewhere. All accepted playwrights will receive a copy of the anthology upon publication.

Close to 8 million people worldwide have contracted Covid-19. 1 million have died. In the United States alone, over 200,000 have succumbed to this deadly virus, and counting. With no end to the pandemic in sight, the "new normal" involves lockdowns, social distancing, face masks, fear, and political strife.

More than any other creative genre, drama has suffered the hardest during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the closure of theaters worldwide as in plagues of the past, playhouses have been forced to find new ways to reproduce the magic of live theater by going virtual. For smaller venues lacking the resources, many have closed temporarily or permanently shuttered. For playwrights, this reality translates to fewer opportunities to showcase their work, and the virus places in peril the future of live theater and new works.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

(inter)Generations: A Playwriting Program

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Deadline: Monday April 19, 2021

Calling all creative writers! If you’ve always wondered what it might be like to write a play, this program is a wonderful place to begin.

High school students and older adults 50+ can apply here to take part in a free ten-session playwriting program this spring. Students will learn the basic building blocks of script writing, and be guided through an intergenerational interview process with their classmates. Each writer will then create a short play inspired by their partner’s life experiences. At the end of each session, readings of these plays will be performed by BETC actors for the public. The deadline to apply is Monday, April 19. (We’ll follow up with all applicants April 20.)

BETC’s playwriting education initiative is led by BETC teaching artists Heather Beasley and Josh Hartwell.

Class sessions will meet over Zoom:
Group A: Tuesdays: 3:30-5:30 p.m., April 27-June 22
Group B: Wednesdays: 4-6 p.m., April 28-June 23

Readings of the students’ plays-in-progress will be streamed LIVE, on YouTube Live, on the weekend of June 19-20, 2021.

(inter)Gen is made possible in part by a grant from the Next50 Initiative.
(inter)Gen Program Sponsors: Jim & Nurit Wolf

Saturday, April 17, 2021

SMALL BITES Holiday-Themed Short Plays

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Deadline: June 18, 2021

Western Queens NYC

No More than 10 Minutes in Length

Halloween / Thanksgiving / Christmas / Hanukkah
To be performed during October through December 2021

SMALL BITES ~ holiday entertainment for the Bars & Cafes

Unity Stage Company (www.unitystage.org) is calling for explosive original short plays to be presented in bars and cafes as part of a traveling neighborhood festival in Western Queens, NY. Each play should be the theatrical equivalent of a jolt of double-espresso or a knocked-back shot of whiskey. No cozy plays please! Your comedy or drama should focus on a turning point in the characters’ relationships taking place at a specific holiday time. Each play will perform multiple times (TBD), and feature paid non-Equity NYC actors ages 18 to 81.

If Covid-19 restrictions prohibit in-person entertainment, Unity Stage Company will pivot to present the plays as part of a virtual event available for viewing online. All plays must meet the following requirements:

· Running time must be no longer than 10 minutes. Plays longer than 10 pages will not be considered. New, unproduced plays only. Previous readings/workshops are okay.
· Plays must be set in a café or bar and require minimal set and props.
· Play submissions must be sent as anonymous script in PDF format. Page 1 should include Title, Character Breakdown, and brief synopsis, but NOT playwright’s name to better facilitate blind readings.

· Scripts must be double-spaced and use Calibri 12 or Times New Roman 12 fonts.

· Please include separate Playwright Resume in PDF format with contact information. Include details re: all previous readings or workshops.

· Playwrights may submit more than one play.

Send Scripts and Resumes to Sofia Geier at unitystagecompany@gmail.com.

Deadline: Plays may be submitted beginning immediately through June 18, 2021. Playwrights will be notified of their selection no later than August 1, 2021.

Each selected holiday play will be performed a minimum of two times at a bar or café in Western Queens, NY. , during the months of October, November, or December. Each play will receive a $50 honorarium and playwright interviews will be included in P.R. outreach.

Friday, April 16, 2021

9Thirty Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Deadline: May 31, 2021

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to Submissions@9ttc.org. In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.

Guidelines

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:
• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks

To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

For Visual Artists

We are accepting pieces for display in our lobby at performances, from visual artists of all mediums whose work is in concert with our mission. This may include art made from found objects, sustainable materials, non-toxic and eco-friendly products, etc.

About Project Proposals

Please include the project name, history and plan of action, project description (please include what your work is exploring or a synopsis), and any research you have done.

Drama Notebook: Submission Guidelines for 2021

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Thank you for your interest in submitting a play to Drama Notebook.

Due to a huge influx of plays during the past two years, we are currently only accepting the following types of work:
  • Plays based on popular works in the public domain, such as: Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Pinocchio, The Jungle Book, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Anne of Green Gables, The Scarlet Letter, The Sword in the Stone, The Velveteen Rabbit, Swiss Family Robinson, etc. 
  • Works based on authors in the public domain such as: Beatrix Potter, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jane Austen, etc.. 
  • Plays for kids in Spanish or French. 
  • Plays of a timely or educational nature, such as: Christmas plays, Chinese New Year play, Valentine’s Day play detailing the origins of Cupid, plays that explain nature, geography or science, etc.
Plays for very young children or early readers.

If you have any questions as to whether your work will fit our guidelines, feel free to reach out to us on our contact page.

~INFORMATION FOR SUBMISSIONS~

Have you written plays for kids and teens and simply want to have them used and performed?

Drama Notebook is accepting play script submissions from playwrights, teachers, and actors who have written scripts or scenes for children and teens. We are building a huge library of royalty-free, high-quality scripts for use in educational settings.

Most drama teachers pay for materials out-of-pocket, and cannot afford to pay royalties, per-script fees, video fees, etc. By sharing your work, you will be benefiting thousands of educators in over 100 countries.

We can either license your script for a small fee, or purchase the copyright for a slightly larger amount. This is not life-changing $ to be sure, but you will experience the joy of knowing that your work is being performed by students all over the world.

When we publish your script, we include your bio, a link to your website (if applicable), and a way for teachers to contact you when their students perform your play!

Ready to submit your plays?

1. Download more detailed information below.
2. See an example of a formatted script.
3. Download our handy script template (optional).
4. Fill out the play submission form.

What to expect after submitting your play…

We will write you right back and let you know that we received your piece, and will read it and get back to you as soon as possible. If your script is accepted, we will send out a simple license or copyright agreement, complete your payment and get to work on formatting your play. It usually takes a few weeks to publish each script.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Clubbed Thumb submission guidelines

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Clubbed Thumb develops and produces plays that are funny, strange and provocative. If you’ve not seen our work, look through our production history and read some of the plays we have produced (in our anthology or published elsewhere) before submitting.

Beyond our aesthetic criteria, Clubbed Thumb will only accept play submissions that fall within these basic guidelines:
Unproduced in New York City
  • Running time of 90 min or less
  • Intermissionless
  • Includes substantial and challenging roles for women
  • Has at least three roles
  • Do not re-submit plays we have responded to; only submit one play at a time
To submit a play, fill out the form and upload a PDF below. Provide a synopsis, your familiarity with Clubbed Thumb, and a tell us a little bit about yourself and your playwriting career.

We are a small organization and it can take some time to get through submissions. Thank you for your patience.

San Diego REPertory Theatre submission guidelines

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San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

  • A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
  • A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
  • A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
  • For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Transformation Theatre 2022 Virtual Reading Series

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SUBMISSION FORM

COVID 19: Due to the closure of facilities all readings will be presented online as a virtual reading. As such, playwrights may be asked to create an adaptation/adjustments to make each play more suited to this format. We look forward to producing live productions as soon as it is safe for our audience, staff and talent.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.
Thank you for your interest in working with Transformation Theatre, Inc. Submissions will open April 1, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 virtual reading series.
 
Transformation Theatre, Inc. accepts unsolicited submissions from playwrights around the globe, however, priority will be given to playwrights from the DC/MD/VA region. Playwrights at all stages of their career are encouraged to submit. While we accept submissions from outside the DC/MD/VA region, we do not have the funding to provide transportation or housing for those not local to the region.
 
Each play will be considered and reviewed in the order it was received. The first and extremely important step is the submission form. This is where the process really begins and the decision to move forward in our process starts here. Our review/evaluation process includes three members of our team, including the Founding Producing Artistic Director, Founding Associate Artistic Director, and one member of our board of directors. Those selected for further consideration will move on to the entire Board of Directors for approval. Unfortunately, we cannot provide feedback on plays that are not selected for our development process.
 
If selected, you will be notified by the Artistic Director to further discuss the process and timing. Our process in general is to provide initial feedback on the play, produce a virtual reading with a dramaturg led Q&A and audience feedback. Consideration will then be given to discuss the option of producing a fully staged production in the following year. All the while, you will be working with a professional creative team including a director, dramaturg, AEA actors and designers.
 
What we are looking for is a strong script and a talented playwright who will benefit from our process. TT, Inc. is looking for scripts that fit our mission. 
 
Our mission is to develop new plays that give voice to underrepresented people. Sadly, that includes a very large number of people who identify in various ways. Since we can only produce six readings per year, we find that we must narrow our focus in each season.

For 2022, we are looking for plays that explore and give voice to those who identify as
Transgender and/or non cis Gender Identity
AAPI/ East Asian
Neurodiverse
Native American/Indigenous
LGBTQIA+
We are also interested in finding intersectionality in marginalized voices. Though we are looking for stories about and for those specific voices, it does not exclude others.
  
What we are not looking for are plays that are incomplete, synopses, or that do not meet our criteria and mission. We do not produce musicals (though plays with music may be considered), children's theatre or screenplays. ​We are not looking for micro plays, 10 minute shorts, one-person shows, kitchen comedies or living room dramas that don’t stretch themselves out of the genre a bit. Unfinished plays won’t benefit from our process and neither will plays that have extensive production histories.
 
We are thrilled that we continue to receive over 300 submissions every year. As such, our response time may be as long as three to five months. Please be patient and do not contact us before three months if you have not heard from us.
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PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE SUBMISSION CRITERIA CAREFULLY. ANY SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW TT, INC.'S GUIDELINES OR THAT CONTAIN INSUFFICIENT REQUIRED DETAILS WILL BE REJECTED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION.

● Must be unpublished and unproduced
○ Plays must be in a form that would benefit from additional

re-working/re-writing.
○ Adaptable to virtual reading
○ Playwright must be open to feedback/criticism and must be willing to consider rewrites in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Director and Dramaturg.

○ Characters need to be specific (ethnicity/gender/sexual orientation)

● Open to global playwrights with priority to DMV regional playwrights

● Must be between 90-120 minutes in length

● No more than three locations (if working in realism)

● Must be able to be performed with no more than 7 actors

● Content must align with TT, Inc.’s mission statement

● Playwright acknowledges that while neither the playwright nor TT, Inc. are under obligation, it is requested that the playwright not enter into further production agreements of their play from the signing of the agreement until one month following the reading to determine if TT, Inc. will engage in negotiations of first option for a world premiere production of the play.

Play Approval/Selection: Founding Producing Artistic Director, Founding Associate Artistic Director, Play Selection Committee

Examples of underrepresented peoples and cultures (not a comprehensive list)

● African American / Black
● Asian
● Hispanic / Latinx
● Native American / Alaskan Native
● Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
● Middle Eastern
● LGBTQ+
● Transgender
● Gender fluid
● Two Spirit
● Women
● Religion other than Christianity

2022 Season Representations (we encourage intersectionality)

● Transgender/ Gender Identity
● AAPI
● East Asian
● Neurodiversity
● Native American
● LGBTQIA+

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Submissions for radio play podcast Q-Bits now open

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The Q Collective’s new podcast series Q-Bits is seeking script submissions for its first season beginning July 1 on Patreon. Q-Bits is a new series of short radio plays exploring, celebrating, and speaking to experiences of gender and sexual minorities.

Submission and Selection Period:

Radio plays for Q-Bits may be submitted via Google form on an ongoing basis. Playwrights selected will be notified no later than June 1 for season 1 inclusion. Submissions will also be considered for future seasons. Please see below for submission guidelines.

Compensation:

Selected playwrights will receive a $50 stipend for their work. The producer or director may contact the playwright for purposes of clarification, publicity, and other artistic, technical or broadcast marketing and promotion needs.

Broadcast Dates:

Broadcast of Q-Bits season 1 will begin July 1 on Patreon.

Playwrights will be invited to watch the recording of their play via Zoom. Additionally, playwrights are invited to one Zoom rehearsal of their play and are invited to provide feedback to the director after the rehearsal. Playwrights are encouraged to share any interviews and/or publicity materials via their social channels.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Scripts must fall under the Q Collective mission of exploring gender, sexuality, and romantic orientation.
“A fundamental foundational principle of The Q Collective is to be open and welcoming to all gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexualities, ages, abilities, etc. Our work reflects these values and we encourage writers to embrace them.” – Sean Michael, Artistic Director of the Q Collective

Scripts shall be submitted in PDF format. Submitted scripts should bear only the title of the play. They shall not include a synopsis, author’s note, nor the name, address or other author-identifying information.

Scripts must be typewritten using a serif font. Scripts not typed in a serif font may be rejected.

Scripts must not exceed twenty minutes in length. We will not accept plays with longer run times. 

Please time your plays prior to submission. Fourteen to twenty pages of dialogue with minimal direction and stage notes are approximately twenty minutes, though this is not an exact science.
Due to the limitations of recording space scripts should require no more than four actors.
Radio plays should, where possible, indicate necessary sound effects.
Playwrights may submit multiple works.
Previously produced but unpublished works and well-developed works in progress are welcome; plays previously produced by The Q Collective are eligible.

To submit a play, please fill out this form and upload your blind copy here:https://forms.gle/RFnJe3h79gxU2v3g7

Monday, April 12, 2021

Call for Submissions for The Dramatist 2021 Season in Review

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Deadline: Thursday, April 22, 2021 11:59pm EDT

SUBMISSION FORM

Were you a part of something in your theatrical community from May 1, 2020 through May 1, 2021 that you think we should include in the 2021 Season in Review? We want to hear from you.

In the past, the Season in Review issue has comprised of a round-up of professional productions and premieres that have taken place across the country. This year, with many theatres and companies closed, we are re-directing our aim and focus of this issue to be more inclusive of the many ways in which we have been directing our energy over the last year to make things happen.

Submissions are due no later than Thursday, April 22 at 11:59pm EDT. We will not consider any submissions we receive after that date/time.


We are particularly interested in:
  • Online or streamed productions of new works;
  • Online or streamed programs in which new works were supported, developed, nurtured, or progressed;
  • Programs and initiatives by arts organizations and theatres that nurtured the development of new works in progress and/or the dramatists creating them;
  • Arts funding schemes that may have made an impact on theatrical communities and the creation of new works in progress;
  • Regional opportunities for engagement by local dramatists;
  • The formation or creation of communities in which the formation of new writing was nurtured;
  • The formation or creation of affinity organizations or programs that might lift up or foster marginalized voices or the voices of those that may have historically been less represented in the American Theatre;
  • Innovative ways in which arts institutions, creative professionals, and more have adapted to meet the demands of the state of our industry throughout the last year.
Your submission will be passed along to the closest Regional Representative or Ambassador in your region. Although we wish we could include everything, ultimately, it will be the call of the Rep, Ambassador, and the Editorial team at DG, and we may not be able to include all the submissions we receive.

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Inaugural Playwriting Festival for Young Writers

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Deadline: April 15, 2021 11:59pm EST

Since 2011, the New Play Reading Festival has been an integral part of our Creative Arts Academy. Through this unique program, students, families, playwrights and artists have experienced the collaborative process of bringing new theatrical work form page to stage. From our first 6 submissions during our first year, the New Play Reading Festival has blossomed, now receiving over 160 new works annually from aspiring playwrights throughout the U.S. and around the world. 

In recognition of the Festival’s 10th anniversary, we are excited to introduce the Growing Stage Playwriting Fesitival for Young Writers. Our mission: to provide young, emerging writers a platform to express themselves artistically and to share their voice. Finalists will be provided the opportunity to mentor with a professional playwright, helping them to hone their skills, talent and confidence. 

The 2021 TGS Playwriting Festival for Young Writers will begin on March 15th and culminate with an “Evening of Scenes” in August 2021.

Playwrights must be aged 10-18 on April 15, 2021; co-written plays are accepted, provided all writers meet the age requirement. Co-written pieces must include contact information for each writer.

TO APPLY:

You may only submit a SYNOPSIS and SCENE from one play for consideration.
Use a clear, standard font.
Your submission must include a COVER PAGE with: Play Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth, Age, School Name, E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.
No identifying information, including your name, should appear anywhere on the synopsis page or the scene pages.
All submissions must be postmarked or submitted by 11:59pm EST, April 15, 2021. All electronic submissions must in PDF format. We do not accept Google Docs.

To submit by E-Mail: send your synopsis, scene and cover page as a PDF with your working play title in the subject line to: NewPlays@growingstage.com

To submit by MAIL: Send your synopsis, scene and cover page to:

TGS Playwriting Festival for Young Writers
c/o The Growing Stage Theatre
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, New Jersey 07857

Stonecoast Review seeks short plays

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Deadline: April 19, 2021

Submit through Submittable. 

Make sure to carefully read our submission instructions before submitting!

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING: We accept Fiction, Pop Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Dramatic Works, Experimental, and Visual Art. We can’t wait to see your best pieces! Stonecoast Review offers feedback on 10% of declined submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Stonecoast Review acquires First Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights for all work published in the journal. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Our staff is a group of volunteers, all either current Stonecoast MFA Program students or alumni of the program.

We rely upon donations to cover advertising, website, and printing costs. To support the Stonecoast Review, please purchase a copy of one of our back issues here.


GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • When submitting your work, include a short cover letter and bio (100 words maximum). Submissions are only accepted through Submittable.
  • Stonecoast Review accepts only blind submissions. Your name, email address, or any other identifying information must not appear anywhere in the document or submission title.
  • We accept only one prose submission, one poetry submission (of up to three poems), or ten pieces of visual art per author, per submission cycle.
  • Submitted work must be previously unpublished.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems and one is accepted elsewhere, please attach a note on Submittable identifying which poem is no longer available.
  • Your work must use standard manuscript format: double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced. However, if a divergence from these rules is integral to your piece, we will still consider it.

GENRE GUIDELINES:

Fiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Creative Nonfiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Poetry: Limit submissions to 3 poems, with no more than 50 lines each.

Dramatic Works: Limit submissions to 12 or fewer pages.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 22nd Annual New Play Contest

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Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Chameleon Theatre Circle (located in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota) is seeking original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcomed (i.e. one-acts, musicals, full length dramas, etc.). The winning plays are scheduled to be showcased in a concert-format festival in the fall of 2021. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for future seasons.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are proud to announce that for the 22nd consecutive year we are not charging a submission fee! To enter you must complete an entry form, and submit it along with three (3) copies of each script to the address below. We request that copies of the plays be printed double-sided to save on paper, mailing costs, and storage. Playwrights located outside the United States that might be interested in submitting their plays via email should contact us at jim@chameleontheatre.org. If you are submitting a musical, also include 3 copies of the music on a CD or flash drive.

Do not bind any author identification with your scripts. We will distribute the scripts "blind" to our readers for complete objectivity. Include the show's title on at least the first bound page. Once the winning scripts have been chosen, we will disclose the playwrights' identity to our readers (and the world).

We do not accept plays that have been previously produced. We do accept plays that have had workshops and other readings. Receipt of play(s) will be acknowledged by e-mail only upon request. Scripts are non-returnable.

As in past years, this year's contest will have multiple categories.

TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
Winners will receive $25 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. All short plays will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 15 pages or less will fall into this category.

ONE-ACT
Winners will receive $50 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can be joined with one or two other shows of similar length to make up a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 20-60 pages will fall into this category.

FULL-LENGTH
Winners will receive $100 plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can constitute a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. It is important to note that these shows can be one, two, or more acts, as long as it makes up a complete evening of theatre.

MUSICALS
If five or more musicals are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "musical" category. Musicals are defined as any original play using original or rights permitted musical dialogue to further the story and/or the characters. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the musical i.e. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute. In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any musical will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

THEATRE-FOR-YOUTH
If five or more plays intended for and/or by youth are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "theatre-for-youth" category. Theatre-for-youth plays are defined as any original play intended for young audiences, young participants, or both. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the play i.e. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute. In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any theatre-for-youth submission will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

OVERALL CONTEST WINNER/AUDIENCE FAVORITE WINNER
At the theatre's discretion, we reserve the right to designate or not designate an "Overall Contest Winner" from any category and an "Audience-Favorite Winner" from any category at the conclusion of the New Play Festival. No additional prize money is awarded, just bragging rights..

Each playwright may submit up to two plays in any combination. Please submit three (3) copies of each script (plus 3 copies of the music on CDs or flash drives for musicals) and the required entry form(s) by May 1, 2021 (in hand, not postmarked by) to:

The Chameleon Theatre Circle
22nd Annual New Play Contest
7287 153rd St W # 240069
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Note: This is a rolling deadline. Any plays submitted after this date will be considered for the following year's contest.

Friday, April 9, 2021

JETFEST 2021

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Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Members of the Dramatists Guild do not have to pay a fee with a membership card and hard copy.

JET encourages all playwrights 18 and over to submit their work. JET's main stage programming is wide-ranging, including comedies, dramas, and plays that often reflect issues of family, community, and humanity. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us at 248-788-2900.

Entry must be a full-length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2022. Maximum cast size of 10. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

Submissions will be accepted January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM, verified by postmark or time stamp.

SCRIPTS

Hard Copy: Submit a copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and playwright biography. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Email: Attach a PDF file of your script, and a second PDF file that includes character list/descriptions, scene breakdown, brief synopsis, playwright bio, and contact information. Email to: by 11:59 pm, April 30, 2021. A mandatory $15 printing fee is payable by phone at 248-788-2900. No email submission will be considered without payment of this fee.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt, please attach a self-addressed stamped postcard.

CONSENT
The playwright gives the JET Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talk backs. Finalists must acknowledge JET if the script is published.

AWARDS
Each of the four finalists will receive a $250 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are read by the entire committee who then select the finalists.

NOTIFICATION
Finalists will be notified no later than December 31, 2021.


SUBMIT TO

Mail:

JET Theatre
JETFest
1124 E. West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Email: c.bremer@jettheatre.org

QUESTIONS?
248.788.2900

INDEMNIFICATION
The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the JET Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Monday, April 5, 2021

LIMITATIONS - seeking 10-minute plays

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Deadline: April 15, 2021

We're calling for worldwide short play submissions of max 10 min for our new Village live online showcase themed 'LIMITATIONS'!

We will be producing 5 selected submissions to be performed live via Zoom for our Village showcase in June or July, 2021.

Revolve around the theme 'LIMITATIONS' and your inference of it. Feel free to explore different elements and sides of the concept

Be originally written and specifically for digital theatre NOT stage theatre

Have some audience participation, as small or as big as you want it to be

Include sensory experience (be it all 5 senses, just one, or a few)

Submission Guidelines

Your short play of max 10min in pdf format to info@krispproduction.com

A short explanation (100-200 words) of why your play is suited for the digital theatre format

Selected plays will be announced May 10, 2021, will be produced by KrisP Production and performed by our international pool of actors.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Teatro Milagro La Bici


Deadline: April 9, 2021

Show us what you’ve got! We are accepting stories, poems, drawings, songs- anything! All surrounding the central idea and humanities of La Bici, the bike. Story ideas can be simple, and require no full scenario, just a really good story idea that could be told, acted, danced, visually described, or sung. Compensation will go to the selected stories.

Have an interest in being a part of Milagro’s next project? WE WANT YOU! Introducing: LA BICI, an episodic video play series that focuses on different issues of bikes as they relate to safety, technology, community, infrastructure, advocacy, accessibility, environmentalism, repurposing, art, camping and road tripping, altars and ghost bikes. 

In this video series, viewers will follow La Bici, an old city bike, that will be repurposed, re-imagined and reused along the way. 

Show us what you’ve got! We are accepting stories, poems, drawings, songs- anything! All surrounding the central idea and humanities of La Bici, the bike. Story ideas can be simple, and require no full scenario, just a really good story idea that could be told, acted, danced, visually described, or sung. Compensation will go to the selected stories.

Got ideas? Send them to malan@milagro.org for consideration

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Playmakers Repertory Company submissions open

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Deadline: April 30, 2021

As a way to get to know new and undiscovered voices, we invite blind submissions during the months of March and April; please reach out to us then at playmakersliterary@gmail.com if you have a new work you’d like us to consider.



Stonecoast Review seeks dramatic works

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Deadline: April 19, 2021

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Stonecoast Review will be open for submissions from February 1, 2021 to April 19, 2021.

We support the Stonecoast community's goal to promote inclusivity, equity, and social justice through writing.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING: We accept fiction, pop fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, dramatic works, experimental, and visual art. We can’t wait to see your best pieces! Stonecoast Review offers feedback on 10% of declined submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Stonecoast Review acquires First Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights for all work published in the journal. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Our staff is a group of volunteers, all either current Stonecoast MFA Program students or alumni of the program. We rely upon donations to cover advertising, website, and printing costs. To support the Stonecoast Review, please consider donating or purchase a copy from stonecoastreview.org!

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • When submitting your work, include a short cover letter and bio (100 words maximum). Submissions are only accepted through Submittable.
  • Stonecoast Review accepts only blind submissions. Your name, email address, or any other identifying information must not appear anywhere in the document or submission title.
  • We accept only one prose submission, one poetry submission (of up to three poems), or ten pieces of visual art per author, per submission cycle.
  • Submitted work must be previously unpublished.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems and one is accepted elsewhere, please attach a note on Submittable identifying the poem that is no longer available.
  • Your work must use standard manuscript format: double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced. However, if a divergence from these rules is integral to your piece, we will still consider it.

GENRE GUIDELINES:

Fiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Creative Nonfiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Poetry: Limit submissions to 3 poems, with no more than 50 lines each.

Dramatic Works: Limit submissions to 12 or fewer pages.

Visual Art: We seek visual images for the Issue #15 cover and interior. We welcome experimental and unusual art forms. We accept 2D digital images of all forms of fine art—photography, sculpture, painting, and mixed media. Please send high-res digital images (no lower than 300 dpi) in JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or RAW file format. (NOTE: Except for the front and back cover of Issue #15, all accepted visual art will be printed in black and white.)

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