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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

June Bingham New Playwright Commission


Deadline: January 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

This commission opportunity provides resources and support toward the creation and development of a new play by early-career women/femme and/or non-binary storytellers

The opportunity will culminate in a 60-minute 2-person play that will be workshopped and presented as a reading for an audience at L&IC’s Fall Retreat in September of 2023. 

Applications are now open and will close at 11:59 pm EST on 1/31/2023. Due to the volume of submissions, no deadline extensions or late applications will be accepted. You will be notified by 2/20/2023 if you are selected as a Semi-Finalist.

The total remuneration for this Commission will be $3,000; housing, meals, and travel for the retreat are also provided. Schedule and deadlines will be at the discretion of the commission recipient and the program director.

We define “early-career” as artists who have written pieces previously, or have engaged in writing via books, film, TV, etc. but have not had theatrical work that has been extensively professionally produced by commercial or non-profit organizations and have less than two full-length pieces that have been published in print. If you have questions about your eligibility or any portion of the application, please email Junebinghamcommission@liveandincolor.org.

The full application is available at liveandincolor.org or HERE

The play must be able to be performed with 2 actors. All submissions should include: a short (5-page max) writing sample/excerpt in PDF format. No submission fee/participation fee/self-producing. 

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