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Monday, November 29, 2021

Hunter College MFA Playwriting Program

 The Hunter College MFA Playwriting Program is accepting applications through January 15th! 

Please visit https://www.huntertheatre.net/mfa for more information.





Sunday, November 28, 2021

Rockford New Words 2022 is seeking new 10 minute works

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

10 new works will be chosen and presented in a staged performance Feb 4th & 5th, 2021. Writers can choose to perform their own works (Live or on Zoom), or have them presented by professional performers. Writers each receive $200.

THEME: WORDS ON WOMAN

In the words of Audre Lorde, “…the strength of women lies in recognizing differences between us as creative, and in standing to those distortions which we inherited without blame, but which are now ours to alter."

“Woman” has multiple facets including gender identity, social construct, and lived experience. This year we are asking writers to look beyond boundaries to express their experience with the word “woman.”


RULES
  • New Words: written after OCT 25, 2021
  • Theme: Words On Woman
  • One Written Work per writer
  • Language: English
  • Writer Location: Anywhere!
  • Originality: no translations, adaptations, or excerpts of other works
  • Copyright: you must own it
  • Eligibility: no previously published or produced works
  • Length: 10 pages or less
  • Time: 10 minutes or less
  • Format: Any

HOW TO SUBMIT
Fill out the online application and upload a copy of your work here: wssr.org/submit

Words will be accepted until Dec 1, 2021 at 5:00pm CST. We will let you know the status of your submission by January 15, 2022.

Have questions? words@wssr.org

Friday, November 26, 2021

NEW VENTURE PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 - 10-minute plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 5PM

SUBMISSION FORM

Submissions that do not meet the guidelines below will not be accepted to make room for others.

One submission per writer, please. Make sure everyone has a chance.

Winners will be announced March 30, 2022.

WHAT?
To celebrate the vitality of classical themes in new work, PAC invites playwrights to submit for consideration for our second annual - and first in-person - New Ventures Play Festival.

The theme for the plays is The Illusion of Time

5 plays of no more than 10 minutes each will be selected for a staged reading during our festival taking place on June 13th and 20th at the Proscenium Theatre at the Drake.

TO GET STARTED
For inspiration, take a walk through our website! Read through our mission, look at our past production and reading history, and even take a look at the adaptations and scripts we have worked on over the years.

Past PAC productions: https://www.philartistscollective.org/past-productions.html
PAC adaptations/script library: https://www.philartistscollective.org/script-library.html

Create a 10-minute play that responds, resonates or retorts the themes, characters, and/or essence of the work you discover. Use The Illusion of Time as your guide. It may lead to a new verse form or a new language altogether, or it may be a direct rebuttal of the themes you encounter. We are looking for creativity and honesty.

THE DETAILS
  • Based on the theme of The Illusion of Time, please submit a play that:
  • Is in response to, in conversation with, or inspired by classical work and ties into “The Illusion of Time”
  • Is a finished piece with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Is no more than 10 minutes in length
  • An original, never published or previously produced new work

SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Each of the 5 chosen plays will be selected based on:
  • Clearly demonstrated excellence;
  • Relevance to the mission of PAC;
  • Incorporation of theme; and
  • Creative use of language/classical themes/conversation with the classics as outlined in the TO GET STARTED section above.
  • DEADLINE
  • Submissions will be accepted until 5pm EST on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. 

No exceptions or phone calls, please.

IF I GET SELECTED…?
  • Selected playwrights will receive the following:
  • Two staged readings of their script during the New Ventures Festival on June 13th and June 20th, 2022 by a core group of professional Philadelphia-based actors
  • A dedicated dramaturg and director
  • A commission fee of $100
  • Final script approval and will be consulted on choices for shared ensemble cast
  • Submission to National New Play Exchange
  • The love and admiration of actors, peers, and audiences

MORE DETAILS
  • Each script must be no longer than 10 pages (excluding title page and character list)
  • ​Font no smaller than 11 point please
  • When read aloud, play should not exceed 10 minutes
  • Please submit in PDF format. Name the file as the exact title of your play.
  • Please do not ask for comments on your submission
  • Please submit only through the submission form​

The Players Theatre Improv Residency

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

The Players Theatre is dedicated to creating space for those to create. Improv is an art form like no other which sparks ideas and generates a unique unity between audience and performer. We want you here! Submit your proposal for The Players Theatre Improv Residency.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Strides Collective seeks members

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 11:59 EST

THE STRIDES COLLECTIVE is a theatre company originally established in Philadelphia and operated with help from individuals across the Mid-Atlantic area. Founded by Artistic Director Jonathan Edmondson in early 2020, The Strides Collective produces works of theatre by queer artists, about queer stories, and for all audiences with the goal of normalizing the conversation about queer identity, creating a safe haven for emerging artists to tell their stories and giving them the ability to express themselves freely without fear of judgment. We produce original works both in person and online that innovate on the ideas of what it means to create theatre and to diversify the stories often not heard about queer experiences.

The Strides Collective is currently composed of 12 volunteer Collective Members who perform administrative and artistic duties for the company. We are looking for new individuals to join us as Collective Members for the upcoming 2022 Season, committing to approximately 2-4 hours of work per week. While meetings are conducted remotely, we highly encourage applicants who reside in the Greater Philadelphia Area to apply.

Transparency is one of our core values; as such, we want to state upfront that all Collective members are currently volunteers. We deeply value our members' time and passion; as a Collective, we all assist each other to create a safe and healthy working environment. We recognize that the requirements of this opportunity may not be a fit for everyone. Our hope is to provide at least a $100 stipend before the end of 2022, and as we continue to grow, we look to create more stable financial compensation. If you have any questions, please email us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com.

The Strides Collective provides equal opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, disability, religion, national origin, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic. Applicants from historically underrepresented groups in the theatre industry are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications are due by Wednesday, December 1st at 11:59pm EST. Click on each of the position titles below to learn more about the role and responsibility. To apply, please fill out this Application form or use the button below. We look forward to reading about you and your desire to work with our Collective!

Love Swell Productions Seeks Adoption Stories for Adoption Awareness Theater Project

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Deadline: November 30, 2021

Are you a writer whose life has been touched by adoption? We want your story for a new theater event that will highlight personal stories about adoption from diverse perspectives, with all viewpoints welcomed and encouraged.

This show will be professionally directed and performed in January 2022 in San Diego, CA. Writers agree that accepted pieces may become part of composite scenes that will feature multiple voices for maximum emotional impact and range. We commit to you that your submission will be treated with respect and compassion. If edits are necessary for flow and clarity, we will share these with you in advance. The intention is to create an annual adoption-themed theatrical experience; if your submission is not selected, it may be considered for a future production, with your permission. Thank you for entrusting us with your story.

This event is executive produced by Lauren Bergquist and Samantha Goldstein, founders of Love Swell Productions and two San Diego-based writers and veteran theater professionals, who are each respectively part of adoptive families.

Submission Details:

- Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

- No submission fee

- Guidelines can accommodate brief autobiographical theatrical works, such as a monologue, scene or short play. Writer may submit more than one submission for consideration.

- Please submit your piece via email to adoptiontheatreproject@gmail.com in MS Word or PDF format, with the subject line “Adoption Awareness Theater Project.” Include your name, title of piece, preferred contact information and short bio (150 words maximum).

- We will confirm receipt of your submission, and notify you in December 2021 whether or not your piece has been selected for this production.

- Please note: Accepted pieces may become part of composite scenes that will feature multiple voices for maximum emotional impact and range. If edits are necessary for flow and clarity, we will share these with you in advance.

- Any questions? Please email adoptiontheatreproject@gmail.com

- Web site: https://www.facebook.com/adoptiontheatreproject

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Scripts Wanted For Podcast

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Seeking scripts that suit an audio-only, dialogue-driven format for a new podcast, The Script Workshop Podcast.

https://anchor.fm/the-script-workshop-podcast

These will be simple, no-frills recordings. Just the dialogue, no sound effects or anything. Playwrights will get full credit of course and copyright info will be included. No money is involved unfortunately. We may do multiple episodes of the same script with different casts.

Seeking scripts of all lengths but must be only two characters, one male and one female.

Please email to thescriptworkshoppodcast@gmail.com and please include in body of email that you give permission for us to use it for the podcast as described. You will of course be notified if we use it and sent the link to the episode when it's done.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts for young audiences.

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) that are geared toward young audiences. 

Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, and written by writers of color and/or LGBTQ writers. 

This is open to playwrights in any geographic area, though writers in the greater Chicago area will receive priority. NO FEE.

Playwrights will receive $25 per selected script.

Selected plays will be produced summer of 2022 as part of the third annual Make/Believe festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner. (Learn more about the 2020 festival here and the 2021 festival here.) This for live, outdoor performances.

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

Requirements

A maximum of 3 actors per script. 

There are no restrictions, however, on the number of characters. 

Please note, that while some directors have chosen to use child actors in past pieces, the intent of this festival is to perform for children, not with children.

Plays must have no technical demands, as this will be outside and there is no lighting or backstage area and minimal sound cues will be available.

Must fit our mission.

Geared toward children 10 and under. Please, NO scripts about high school students.

All props, set pieces and costumes must be easily made at home by actors (and children watching who want to stage their own productions at home).

Pieces can be previously produced, but cannot have a production running concurrently with Make/Believe.

Electronic submissions only, please. Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable) and full script to Maria Burnham at scripts@ghostlightensemble.com. Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Script Submission: [play name] - [playwright name]

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

One Moment In Time: A One-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: November 30, 2021 11:59PM EST 
or when 100 submissions have been made

Festival date: Saturday, February 12th, 2022

We are seeking scripts for our one-minute play festival!

This special event will take place live on stage and be simulcast via a streaming service to audiences worldwide from Charlton, MA.

In one night, approximately 60 sixty-second plays will be performed as a rehearsed staged reading by a group of actors...and we want your work to be part of the program!

  • Plays must be no longer than 60 seconds when performed.
  • To be considered, submissions are due by November 30th at 11:59PM EST or when 100 submissions have been made (whichever comes first).
  • Playwrights may submit up to FIVE scripts, but they must all be included as one file.
  • All plays must be in PDF form.
  • All subject matter/language will be considered, but keep in mind this is a staged reading.
  • There is no financial compensation for accepted work.
  • You will be contacted in early December if your play is accepted.

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists 2021

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Deadline: November 30, 2021

APPLY HERE

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

The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2021 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals. Amas, which is administering the award, was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda’s World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three.

While the pandemic put a pause on in-person lab productions for, our award recipients of the past two consecutive years will finally take the stage in our spring 2022 Dare to Be Different Festival.

It was our honor to nominate our 2020 winner, Cheeyang Ng for the 2021 Princess Grace Award, which he won. Ng and colleague, Eric Sorrels, received the 2020 award for their musical MĀYĀ: the story of a struggling poet in need of an awakening, not unlike India herself.

Submissions will open in September 20, 2021 and will close in November 30, 2021. All submissions must be sent through an online application that can be found HERE. Only one submission per playwright/librettist will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced spring 2022.
Amas Musical Theatre will not ask for any fees for entry or for any fiduciary involvement

from the playwright/librettists at any point of the process.

Submission Requirements:

The musical must:

Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)

Have no more than seven actors (actors may play multiple roles, if so please include a suggested breakdown of role distribution)

Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions

Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)

Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)

Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.

What to submit

All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.

Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project

History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)

Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)

Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)

Proof of rights (if applicable)

Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)

PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available


Guidelines for Materials

All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.

PROOF OF RIGHTS

If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.

FULL SCRIPT

The full script must include:

Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)

Character breakdown (maximum one page)

The complete script with page numbers

For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.
Demo Tracks

The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.

Demo tracks should:

Include at least one song from the first 25 pages

Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment

Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles

Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs

For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

SEEKING PLAYWRIGHTS The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series - March 31- April 3, 2022. 

Co-produced with the Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts and Humanities at the historic Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, ND Seeking seven 10-minute plays by playwrights who identify as women residing anywhere in the world, written in English, along with seven monologues written by teenage girls in Grand Forks, ND or East Grand Forks, MN. 

Topic: 

We are interested in what is on your mind. However, the play must not exceed 10-minutes performing time. Please follow standard play format* and read your play aloud and time it. Due to the nature of the series, 11 minutes is 1 minute too long. 

Considerations: Casts of no more than five, 2-4 is preferred. Sets will be representational, and directors will have access to a table, chairs, and cubes. 

No complicated costume or lighting requirements. 

Series will be presented in Studio E – the black box theatre at the historic Empire Arts Center. There are two entrances: One on stage right and left of the space. 

Compensation: Each writer of a play will be paid $50 for performance rights

Each monologue writer will be paid $25. 

Submission Guidelines: Deadline is Dec. 31, 2021. 

Please limit your submission to one play/monologue. 

This include teenagers who are eligible to submit either a monologue or a 10-minute play. 

Please email a blind copy of play/monologue. Submit two pdf documents attached in a single email: 

Document #1: Title page with play/monologue title and playwright’s contact info. 

Document #2 – Play/monologue without the playwright’s name anywhere in the script. Include just the title at the top of the first page. 

Monologue writers: Teen girls must be in middle school or high school at the time of submission. Must attend school in Grand Forks, ND or East Grand Forks, MN. Please include your school on the title page. 

Email to Kathleen Coudle-King, Managing Artistic Director, Empire Theatre Company: kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com. 

Response: Playwrights will be notified by February 1st if their work is accepted for The Incubator Series. The Incubator Series is made possible by the Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts and Humanities and a grant from the Women’s Fund, through the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region. 

Questions? Email kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com 


**ALSO SEEKING DIRECTORS. STIPEND PROVIDED. EMAIL letter of interest and/or directing resume to etc@empireartscenter.com .

365 Women A Year: a playwriting project

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

CLAIMS ARE OPEN FOR 2021!

Welcome 2021 playwrights! We are entering our eighth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below. Because there was so much out of our control in 2020, you are able to write about any women you want, even if we’ve already covered them. (Usually, we don’t take duplicates)

Below you will find:

-Directions to Participate

-FAQs

-A list of women who have not yet been covered. 
This year you are able to write about women we have covered as well.


DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:

FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about. We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form.

2021 CLAIM FORM

SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email. You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take a few weeks to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive.

THIRD STEP: Happy writing. If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with. PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed. When choosing someone very different than you, do your research and be thoughtful about what you are asking future actors to perform.

FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise.

You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

(1) In the subject line you will put: 2021/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

(2) Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.)

(3) Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format:

***Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.****

Alphabetical:

Alexandra David-Neel- “Adventuress Adventurous”(10 pages)/Playwright: Deborah Magid (2021)

Key Words/Occupation:

Alexandra David-Neel (Writer, Explorer, Singer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Century they were Born: (If you can’t find exact dates just put the century)

Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

By Play Info: (just written out once with all the women in history listed after “inspired by”)

“Adventuress Adventurous” by: Deborah Magid (3 characters/10 pages) Inspired by: Alexandra David-Néel (2021)

New: We want the women to be searchable by country of birth and their background so it is easier when people are putting together festivals. Example below:

Country of birth: France Race/Ethnicity/Heritage: White, Belgian-French

(4) Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

You can always email us if you have any questions. Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed.

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

*You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear.

*Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.

*Plays are due Dec 31st of 2021

* You are always allowed to revise your piece. When you do, email it again with REVISION/Play title/Playwright/Year in the subject line and the revised piece attached as a PDF.

*Women MUST have existed. *They can be living or dead. *Our plays are loosely based on these historical figures. *History may have forgotten their name but we know they existed and they need to be covered. This happened often to those enslaved where we have no recording of their actual name and women from ancient times.

*If you are writing a piece about a woman who is from a different culture/ethnicity/race/religion than you, please do your research and be mindful and respectful. Be thoughtful of what you are asking your future actors to do and say. It is never a good look for a white playwright to have a piece full of racial slurs. It’s just not necessary. Research, collaboration, and respect are key.

*Yes, we plan to do this every year.

*You retain ALL rights to your pieces and may submit them anytime and anywhere you want to. When one of your 365 pieces gets produced, we will put it on the web site and tweet about it! Nothing will be done with your play without your discretion. If a theatre wants to produce your piece, we will contact you. While the play info is searchable, interested parties cannot read your piece unless you give permission. When publishing opportunities arise, it is up to you whether or not you would like your piece to be included.

*We have had festivals all over the world and appeared in The Dramatist. We have playwrights from all over the world participating.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Femuscripts Love Fest 10-minute plays from female-identifying or non-binary playwrights

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 11:59 PM

Femuscripts presents the second annual production of the popular Love Fest, which will take place in February, 2022. We are seeking plays all on the theme of love. We’re talking about love of all kinds: friendship, pets, family, planet, romantic partners, kids, requited, unrequited… any and all love under the sun.

We are looking for:
  • Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only
  • Play must be short (about 10 minutes) 
  • Only one submission per playwright.
  • New plays only. Please do not send plays that have already had a full production (readings are okay). 
Submissions must be blind. 

Please include a title page (without your name), character breakdown, and a brief synopsis. 

Please send your script in PDF format only to: Femuscripts@gmail.com with the subject line: Love Fest Submission.

In the body of your email message, please include contact information: email address, phone number and website (if applicable).

Deadline is December 5th at 11:59 p.m.
All will be contacted by the end of December.

Femuscripts website: https://femuscripts.business.site

https://www.facebook.com/femuscripts928

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Women Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: November 20, 2021

Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from women artists at any stage in their careers. As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, workshops, panels, and classes. The festival will take place during the first two weeks of March in downtown New York City. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2021. We will notify all applicants by December 15th, 2021. The festival will take place from February 27, 2022 through March 12, 2022.

The Women Center Stage Festival, formerly an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is returning to New York this spring. Women Center Stage is part multidisciplinary performance/part multicultural salon; a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and create a fresh theatrical landscape.

Founded in 1996, Culture Project is the preeminent destination for artistic work that investigates the most urgent social and political issues of our time. We believe art is a powerful force that can lift the human spirit, catalyze public discourse and motivate political action with a clarity of purpose.

For their 25th year, Women Center Stage will honor the work of past collaborators and human rights defenders while supporting new voices as they create the future of theater. This year’s theme is “The Next 25” - an ode for what’s to come as we heal, celebrate, dismantle, and rebuild. The festival will feature new multidisciplinary works, with panels, masterclasses, immersive work, installations, and more.

Women Center Stage: The Next 25

Requirements:
- Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.
- 15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).
- Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.
- We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).
- Work can be in any format or genre.
- You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).

What we provide:
- Performance space for each team
- Recommendations for artistic team, including actors, as needed
- Production Manager, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator
- One technical and one dress rehearsal
- Publicity
- Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system

What you provide:
- Your original work
- Costumes Music/Sound/Projections
- Artistic team
- Performers

February 27, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Jersey City Theater Center seeks short & full-length plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

Call for new short and full-length plays!

Jersey City Theater Center invites local, national, and international playwrights to submit one short or one full-length play that best represents the playwright's dramatic ideas and humanitarian messages. We live in times of intense changes. How do we increase the emotional, mental, and physical capacity to withstand the great forth or pressure of those changes? What is the source of your strength? Love? Togetherness? Universal intelligence?

We are looking forward to the opening of our space to the diverse Jersey City community, as well as to playwrights who resonate with our inclusive messages of love and respect among all.

Submission guidelines:

For short plays, no more than 25 minutes, For full length, no more than an hour.

We prefer spaces with a limited cast (no more than 8).

We particularly encourage neurodiverse, marginalized, BIPOC, and LGBTQ dramatists to submit. Deadline for submission:

December 1st, 2021.

Would you please submit a copy of your piece to fflorescu@pace.edu (Dr. Catalina Florescu, Curator) and olga@jctcenter.org(Olga Levina, Artistic Director).

Accepted scripts will be notified by February 1st, 2022. Details about the 2022 festival will be adjusted to fit the NJ Covid-19 requirements in May 2022. As of right now, we are planning in- person staged readings.

Monday, November 15, 2021

There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG ~ Take advantage of our Online Offerings

 



Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST.  Check out our website for more details and rates — and arrange to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

 

Script Consultations

 

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

 

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

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

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

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

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

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival honors new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors.

The festival endeavors both to recognize playwrights for their outstanding work and to provide a resource for universities across the country to identify dynamic plays with robust roles for college-aged actors for production at their institutions. The festival features both a full-length and short play division.

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival will be held on the beautiful River Campus Arts Center at the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University from June 13-18, 2022.

See 2021 Selections

Full Length Submissions

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of primarily (or exclusively) characters in their teens and twenties.
  • A mid- to large-sized cast (i.e., at least five actors, preferably at least ten).
  • Significant representation (in both number and quality) of roles for female-identifying actors.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to actors from under-represented groups.

Full-length plays should not have had a previous full production. Workshops and readings are fine.

Finalists for the festival’s top prize will receive airfare and housing to participate in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival on the campus of the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University in June of 2022. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the top prize will be announced at the end of the week-long event.

The winning full-length play will receive:
  • A world premiere production in the 2022-2023 Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance theatre season.
  • Consideration of the play for publication by Concord Theatricals, the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection.
  • A meeting for the playwright with new play acquisition staff at Concord Theatricals.

SUBMIT A FULL-LENGTH PLAY

Short Play Submissions
Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of exclusively characters in their teens and twenties.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to female-identifying actors and actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous full production under an Actors Equity agreement. Non-union productions, workshops, and readings are fine.

The five finalist short plays will receive:
A staged reading at the 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.
Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.

SUBMIT A SHORT PLAY

Questions

If you have any questions, please email the festival’s Artistic Director, Kitt Lavoie (klavoie@semo.edu).

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Seeking Writers for our FireStarter Initiative - Candle House Collective

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

Deadline: ASAP - applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout November and December (last call is December 1st, 2021)

Submit to the following link: https://forms.gle/kW6sZZ6wBM1VUCpu9

Specific format - for details see here: https://bit.ly/chcfirestarter-application

This opportunity includes:

A series of workshops facilitated by various Collective members, culminating in a fully-realized production

A $200 stipend

An apprenticeship with the Artistic Director of the Collective, Evan Neiden.

Feel free to submit as many immersive treatments as you wish - but keep in mind all treatments must follow the prompt outlined in our application

New work only - no prior experience in immersive theatre required

You will be notified via email if you have been selected.

2022 SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award

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Deadline: November 18, 2021

The SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award is a program dedicated to developing, publishing, and licensing new works.

In partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Stage Rights, one of the leading independent theatrical publishers in the country, announces the opening of submissions for the SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award.

The winning play and playwright will be announced in January. The author of the winning piece must attend the following SETC Annual Convention where a panel reading of the play will be held.
One Selected Play/Playwright Will Receive:
  • Publication in the Stage Rights catalog of plays and musicals
  • A panel reading of the play at the 2022 SETC Convention, hosted by the SETC Playwriting Committee
  • Prominent display of the final published play by Stage Rights at the 2023 SETC Convention
  • $400 to support travel expenses to attend SETC Convention 2022 in Memphis, TN *
  • SETC Convention Registration and One-Year Membership
  • Playwright retains all copyright ownership
* The goal is to have the selected Playwright attend Convention in-person to present. We understand COVID may prevent this and SETC will work to offer a virtual option. If selected Playwright does not attend in-person, the $400 travel stipend will not be applicable.

Relevant Dates
  • Oct. 12 – Nov. 18, 2021: Window for open submission
  • Dec. 2, 2021: Notification of finalists
  • Jan. 20, 2022: Announcement of selected play
  • Mar. 9 – Mar. 13, 2022: 73rd Annual SETC Convention in Memphis, TN
  • Note: The panel reading will take place between March 10 – 12

Submission Requirements
  • There is no charge for submission and the competition is open to all
  • Playwrights may submit up to two plays (separate applications, please)
  • Play must be suitable for professional, amateur, community, and/or educational theatre venues
  • Play must be full-length (no musicals, short plays, or short play compilations)
  • Play must be unpublished and produced one or more times
  • Playwrights already published by Stage Rights are not eligible
  • Previous winners of Ready to Publish are not eligible
  • All submissions must be complete for entry
  • Once your materials are submitted no changes may be made
  • Playwright must attend the SETC Convention in Memphis, TN (See exception above.)
Entries must be submitted online as outlined in the application:

Submit Online Application
  • Information & Materials Required for Application (ALL PDF Format)
  • Contact information for the Playwright
  • Biographical details, resume, headshot, and social media handles
  • Title of the play
  • Genre of the play defined as a comedy, drama, history or other
  • Recommended rating (i.e. G, PG, PG-13 or R)
  • One paragraph description of the piece
  • A longer, more detailed synopsis of the piece (2-3 pages)
  • A complete copy of the script in PDF format
  • Details about cast numbers (male, female, other, ensemble, etc.)
  • Character breakdown/descriptions
  • Description of setting
  • Description of scenic/technical requirements
  • Production history details
  • Marketing materials of previous production

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Write Away - free writers event

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Our intrepid playwrights have 45 minutes to write a brand-new play, entirely based on audience suggestions. While they're hard at work, you're taking part in our fantastic Writer's Jam and having a blast meeting new people and exploring your creativity with a series of fun spontaneous writing exercises. Then, the playwrights come back, take roles in each other’s plays, and perform them on the spot. What could they have written in just 45 minutes? Find out at the next performance of Write Away! It's a show. It's a jam. It's the best of both worlds! ​

This is a free event but attendance is limited to just 80 people and advanced registration is required.

Petaluma Radio Players submission guidelines

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Have a play you would like us to consider for broadcast?

We're looking for 30 minute and 60 minute Radio Plays and Radio Plays in series, or stage plays that can easily be adapted to radio. We'll consider all genres including comedies, dramas, thrillers, historical fiction, adventure, noir and more. Please avoid submitting plays containing  long monologues. 

If we accept your script we may provide notes to assist you in making minor changes to fit our air time requirements or for dramatic enhancement.

Send your script as either a Word file or pdf file

to: info@petalumaradioplayers.com.


In your Subject line, please write: 'SUBMISSION'.

Please include all of your contact information. If your play is represented by an agent please include the agent's name, agency name, and contact information. For PRP to consider an agented play for production, agented plays, like all scripts we vet and approve, must adhere to our Standard Use terms and conditions.

Our Troupe will read your play within four eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks of receipt at one of our Script Review Sessions, then notify you with our acceptance or rejection decision.

We review one (1) play per same author every six months. Please do not submit more than one play at a time and please abide by our request. We log all submissions.

Standard Use Terms & Conditions:

If PRP accepts your play, we will pay you a fee of $100. PRP reserve rights to broadcast your play up to three (3) times per calendar year on kpca-lpfm (103.3 in Sonoma County, California) and stream  on the world wide web via www.kpca.fm, and via podcast ('PODCAST' tab on petalumaradioplayers.com)  and on other non-commercial stations on a case by case arrangement. We also reserve the right to upload to our Podcast and keep your play active on our Podcast for a period of three (3) years with the option to renew subject to payment of a $50 renewal fee for an additional three (3) years. In the event we consider your play for future syndication on noncommercial or commercial stations, or for distribution via a third-party publisher (Blackstone Audio, Amazon's Audible, etc.), we will contact you to discuss  additional compensation. Our standard royalty for playwrights is five percent (5%) of net profits.

We retain broadcast copyright for material we produce. You retain all other rights to your play.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Wireless Theater Company Submission Guidelines

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We make up to five productions from unsolicited scripts a year. If you have a script you would like us to consider, please send over a ONE PAGE (or less) pitch containing:

– A synopsis of your idea

– Why it would work as an audio drama

– How many characters you expect it to have and a short paragraph about you as a writer.

Please send these embedded into the body of the email to info@wirelesstheatre.co.uk.

We are a very small team, so we are not able to respond to all submissions, but we do read every submission received. Here is an example of our preferred Audio Drama Formatting Sample – ideally all scripts would follow this format.

Writers retain copyright of their scripts, WTC own the copyright of the production. Accepting an offer of production with us means you agree to this.

Due to the high number of submissions we receive, you will only hear from us if your submission is successful. In 2019 we produced four original audio dramas (one series) from writers who submitted scripts via the above process.

AUDIBLE/BBC

We are mega proud to be regular content creators for Audible UK and BBC Radio 4.

If you have an idea you’d like us to pitch to Audible, please send us a short half page pitch, highlighting in particular why you think your drama would work for their platforms (they look for long content in particular) and with a rough outline of the story.

If you’d like us to consider pitching your idea to the BBC, please supply a 250 word pitch. The BBC audio drama guidelines for 2020 can be found here.

ONCE ACCEPTED..

Your scripts may be edited for structure, typos and continuity. You may occasionally be asked for re-writes.

Due to the high number of productions we already have lined up, it may be many months before your script is produced. But it will be worth the wait!

COMPLETE PRODUCTION SUBMISSIONS

Wireless Theatre offer a small fee to licence your complete high quality radio play to host through our site. We are interested in hearing your high quality MP3 formatted audio drama. To be considered for inclusion, please submit your high quality MP3 with a 600×600 pixel high quality cover image. Your work should not include copyrighted music.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellowship

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Deadline: November 18, 2021

The Many Voices Fellowship is intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to spending a year in residence in Minnesota developing their work with the Playwrights' Center in community with other fellows. The fellowship is additionally supported by a professional theater artist mentor. Past mentors include Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Christina Ham, Daniel Alexander Jones, and Mark Valdez.

Many Voices Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend and $3,000 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota (July 1, 20-June 30, 2023), working in an individualized and hands-on way with the Playwrights' Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country. Beyond the financial stipend, the fellowship includes year-long support through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors and through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, connections with other artists, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights.

Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the U.S. during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than one play fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume) Fellows commit to spending the fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Housing and travel are not provided. Playwrights may not receive more than two Many Voices Fellowships. A previous Many Voices Fellow applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the previous successful application. Recipients may not receive other Playwrights' Center fellowships during the year.

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form

(including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume

Please mark clearly which productions (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 ten 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 November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume.)

-1 page Artistic Statement and Goals

This is a one-page artistic statement and description of your goals for the fellowship year. While contextualizing your current artistic life, please describe your artistic goals for the fellowship year. The fellowship offers time to write and develop work with professional collaborators—and the opportunity to utilize the many and varied resources of the Playwrights' Center, including career support, connections with artistic leaders, and teaching and community engagement. In what specific ways would this fellowship impact your artistic growth? How prepared are you to fully take advantage of this opportunity? This statement, along with your script, should help provide insight into your vision as a theater maker.

-Full-length play script

A full-length play generally runs at least 45 minutes. If you are hoping to submit a script that is shorter than 45 minutes in length, please contact Julia at juliab@pwcenter.org to discuss. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no co-written submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may be submitted by the book writer only. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting.

-Two letters of recommendation

Please request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright. Letters must be received by the application deadline: November 18, 2021. You will be sending a request through the application portal below.

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

Saturday, November 6, 2021

LAKESHORE PLAYERS THEATRE 18th ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

Lakeshore Players Theatre is now accepting submission of 10-minute plays for its 2021-2022 season's contest.The ten winners of the contest will be performed for our 18th Annual Festival.


ALL PLAYWRIGHTS

Please read the following rules and requirements carefully. Plays not meeting the requirements will bedisqualified:

• The play should be approximately ten-minutes in length.

• The play must have no more than five on-stage (speaking or non-speaking) characters.

• You may submit only one play. Please do not make more than one submission.

• The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers.

• The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission to our contest. Stagedreadings are not counted as "produced." However, if you have had a staged reading of the play, please letus know so that we do not accidentally disqualify it.

• Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our festivaland photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes. Though we welcome input from our authors,Lakeshore Players will make all final casting decisions.


Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted:

• You MUST submit two copies of your script.

o One copy must contain all contact information on the title page:

§ Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address

o The other copy MUST BE “BLIND” (neither playwright name, any contact information, nor productionhistory on any page).

• Please confirm that your play has not been previously produced or published.

• Please confirm that there are no more than five on-stage characters


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH OUR ON-LINE ENTRY FORM

Your play must be submitted no later than November 15, 2021, to be eligible for consideration. 

Please submit all entries through the LPT 10MPF Entry Form: https://forms.gle/nmcZJedutg85BfYQA

If clicking on the link does not work, please cut and paste it into your browser search line.

(This form will require that you log in with a Google account. If you do not yet have one, the form may require youto create one.) If you are having trouble, email us and we will attempt to help you through the process.


ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

• The play should have simple technical requirements.

• As a community theatre, we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, therefore plays withexcessive offensive language are less likely to be selected - please keep that in consideration.


WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS

We will announce approximately 40 semi-finalists in January and then approximately 20 finalists in March,followed by ten winners. Lakeshore Players will then produce the ten winning plays in our annual festival at thebeginning of June. In return for that, each winning playwright will receive a royalty of $10 per performance ($80 fora total of eight performances), a link to photographs, and a copy of the program. Additionally, each playwrightwill receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a performance.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Chain Theatre Play Writing Lab Now Accepting Submissions

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Deadline: December 20, 2021

Chain Theatre Play Writing Lab continues its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices in the American Theatre. Since its inception, Chain has developed plays focusing on what unites us, links us together as well as what divides us. This is a highly collaborative process with a personal, intensive focus on the playwright, your story, and your words.

Announcements for accepted applicants are made Jan. 17, 2022. This is a six-week intensive with two invited staged readings Feb. 28 - March 5, 2022.

Eligibility:

All playwrights must be NYC-based artists.

Must be part of an under-represented community in the arts: Female identifying, BIPOC, LGBTQ encouraged to apply.

Must be full length plays. 70 pages or more with a completed draft. 

Playwright must have all necessary rights.

Free to submit and participate. 

Include the following with your submission:
  • Resume and Bio. 
  • History of where the play has been previously produced or developed.
  • PDF attachment of your play. It must be a completed draft. 
  • Include a synopsis of your play.

Must be available for in-person interview.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All Out Arts, Inc. / Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for SHORT RADIO PLAYS

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Deadline: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February

SUBMISSION PORTAL

An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

It’s that “Old Time Radio” time again . . .

All Out Arts is accepting script applications for a new series of RadioPlays, to be presented this winter, as part of the Fresh Fruit Radio podcast. January – April 2022. 
 
These can be original drafts for radio, or adapted for Radio from your existing works.

The play must have a running time of 25 to 55 minutes, in either a 1 or 2-act format, and involve a cast of 2 to 6 principals.

> 3 to 4 Accepted plays will be given a $250 producing-author stipend upon broadcast, and All NYC artists involved will be eligible for our Equipment Purchase/upgrade Subsidy program.

> The Festival provides technical rehearsal, and performance recording on a high-quality audio channel if desired, plus technical guidance and audio post-processing for your recorded tracks.

> We can work with YOUR sound designer to enhance movement or ambiance cues.

> The schedule allows for roughly one play monthly, for January to April of 2022. We provide a full program book which expands to cover the entire RadioPlay series as above.

Note: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February. But Please apply as early as possible; you can always revise scripts later.

Last year’s Program Book and RadioPlay podcasts are available on our website. We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to a Radio format. 

And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor's Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL accepted producers receive the $250 author/producer's stipend.

Your RadioPlay production “team”

Besides the performing talent, you must assemble a required creative team:
> A DIRECTOR who beside overseeing dramatic and timing issues, has an eye for virtual presentation, including a realistic “suggestion” of blocking, and a breakdown of all entrances and exits which are to be simulated.

> This is a “Radio” presentation; so a real SOUND DESIGNER is required! We will work WITH your Sound Designer to solve audio problems, enhance spatial and ambiance cues, customize background ambiance, and tailor licensed music samples where appropriate. We also have a large library of foley sound cues you may draw from.

> A STAGE MANAGER is needed to watch for technical issues: Continuity; Unwanted background noise; Distortion in sound tracks, etc.

Apply for “Early Decision” if you can be ready for a late January broadcast premier. Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the RADIOPLAYS division:

The Playwrights Group: There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG

 Take advantage of our Online Offerings

There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST.  Check out our website for more details and rates — and arrange to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

 

Script Consultations

 

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

 

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

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

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

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

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

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

 


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