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Sunday, March 31, 2024



Deadline; April 25, 2024

FRESH WORDS-AN INTERNATIONAL LITERARY MAGAZINE is open for submissions for its Special One Minute Horror Plays Anthology titled titled 'SHHH! BREATHE SLOW!' (Volume 2) . Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per the following guidelines:

1. The play should be a 1 minute horror play/monologue.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

3. Maximum 3 submissions per playwright.

4. The length of the plays should be decided by the playwright, keeping in mind that the performance time should not exceed 1 minute. (NOTE: if selected the performance rights and intellectual property rights of work will exclusively remain with the playwright, we shall request for one time publication rights in the anthology. The copyright of the work will revert back to the playwright immediately after publication of the anthology.)

5. Also please send a synopsis of the work.

6. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

7. Submission deadline: April 25th, 2024. (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before May 3rd, 2024 through email.).

8. Mention YOUR NAME followed by 'SUBMISSION FOR Shhh! Breathe Slow! ANTHOLOGY (Volume 2)' in the subject line of your email.

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (about 70 words) of the playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:

Legal Name:

Pen name (if any):

Snail mail address:

4. Playwright must send a high resolution photo (JPEG format) of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

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Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence 2024


Deadline: May 31, 2024

The Eliza Moore Fellowship for Artistic Excellence is awarded annually to one outstanding, early-career artist who is developing new works that address plants, gardens, or landscapes in the broad sense. This award is open to visual artists, literary artists, dancers, and musicians. The award includes a $10,000 individual grant and requires a 2 - 5 week stay at Oak Spring. While at OSGF, the Fellow will be able to meet with staff, explore our 700-acre landscape and our efforts in sustainable land management, and visit our rare book library that holds over 19,000 objects, including many examples of botanical art.

OSGF intends to award the Fellowship to an exceptional artist whose works show remarkable promise to contribute to a deeper understanding of the natural world, and humankind’s place in it. The Fellow will be scheduled to visit when there are other Interdisciplinary Residents or Fellows on-site. This scheduling will allow the Fellow to join in communal meals, and optional activities and field trips with other artists, ecologists, researchers, or scholars working on projects related to OSGF’s mission. Beyond time devoted to their projects, a Fellow’s typical day at Oak Spring might include a walk to enjoy the landscape or birds; an appointment to visit the Oak Spring Library; and/or a morning spent volunteering at the BCCF or in the formal garden. These optional activities provide Fellows time to learn from, and interact with our staff. None of these activities are required, and we understand that some Fellows might want to spend most of their time in their writing or working independently. We support and enable Fellows to use their time as they best see fit.

At the culmination of their stay, we encourage, but don’t require, Fellows to give a 20 – 30 minute presentation with time for questions, to Oak Spring staff and any other Fellows, Residents, or program participants who might be on site.
Application Process

The application portal is now open and will close May 31st, 2024. Please note that there is one application for all of our 2024 Residency and Fellowship programs, and you will be prompted to select which programs you would like to be considered for. You will be asked to submit:

a resume/curriculum vitae (not to exceed two pages),

a 200 - 300-word statement on your artistic practice,

a statement of 200 - 300 words stating how your work relates to Oak Spring Garden Foundation’s mission to “perpetuate and share the gifts of Rachel (“Bunny”) Lambert Mellon, including her residence, garden, estate and the Oak Spring Garden Library, to serve the public interest. OSGF is dedicated to inspiring and facilitating scholarship and public dialogue on the history and future of plants, including the culture of gardens and landscapes and the importance of plants for human well-being,”

work samples

For visual artists: 5 - 10 images, please include the dimensions, year, medium, and title of each work sample. 

For creative non-fiction, fiction, essayists, or other writers: 7 - 10 pages total that demonstrate your current interests. Please use 12-point font, 1-inch margins, and double-space your writing sample. Do not include photocopies of published work, title pages, tables of contents or HYPERLINKS. Please be sure to state the genre of the work sample.

For time-based artists, including: filmmakers, musicians, dancers, and performance artists: 10 minutes cumulatively of work samples. OSGF encourages video files to be uploaded directly to Submittable, but when necessary, we also accept links to vimeo or other external sites as long as the appropriate passwords are provided.

For poets and playwrights: you may submit 7 - 10 pages total. Poetry may be spaced as needed, and scripts should follow standard script formatting.

NOTE: When applying to this Fellowship, you will be asked if you are interested in being considered for one of our other residencies, if you are not selected for the Fellowship. To learn more about our residencies, visit www.osgf.org/residencies.


Eligible applicants must be early-career artists not enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in 2025. We will consider individuals with a proven track-record of professionalism, but who are yet under-recognized, as early-career. Eligible early-career applicants will have some recognition in the form of exhibitions, commissions, performances, grant awards, residencies, Fellowships and/or publications.

Individuals who have participated in an extensive number of solo exhibitions, or who have published a significant number of books will be considered established or late career, and are not eligible for the Eliza Moore Fellowship. We encourage those who are not eligible for this Fellowship to apply to the Interdisciplinary Residency.

The successful Fellow must be self-directed and able to work independently while on site. Applicants are expected to show dedication to their artistic practice, clear connection to the natural world in their work, exceptional promise, and good communication skills.

Fellows should arrive on the same start date of an Interdisciplinary Residency, or Botanical Artist Residency, and the Fellow will complete their introductory tours with other Residents. In 2025, these dates are:

Monday, March 3, 2025

Sunday, April 13, 2025 (only available for a 3-week residency)

Monday, May 19, 2025

Monday, June 30, 2025

Sunday, August 10, 2025

Monday, September 8, 2025 


The $10,000 individual grant associated with this award can be put towards travel to and from OSGF, materials and supplies purchased for their residency, and other items that will support their work, before or after their stay at OSGF.

The selected Fellow should make travel arrangements to Dulles International Airport, where Oak Spring will arrange ground transportation for them to our estate in Upperville, VA. The Fellow will be housed in nicely appointed shared accommodations. The Fellow will have a private bedroom and bathroom, and share a living room and kitchen with 1 – 3 other Residents or Fellows.

Fellows are carefully selected through a multi-round review process in which OSGF staff, residency alumni, and external jurors review and score applications. Fellows are ultimately selected by panels of external reviewers who are established and working in fields or practices relevant to OSGF’s mission. The primary criteria for scoring applicants include: an applicant’s current work’s relationship to the OSGF mission; potential of applicant; and quality of work samples.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately not able to provide individualized feedback to applicants who are not selected for a residency.

Saturday, March 30, 2024



Deadline: April 1, 2024

Creative Nations, an all indigenous-led artists collective founded at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado, is launching the First Storyteller’s Festival in 2024. The festival is focused on developing new work from Indigenous artists across the continent. We are purposely avoiding defining the festival by any specific genre, and encourage creators from any discipline that is performed on a “stage” to submit (with the word “stage” being loosely defined).

The festival will take place in Boulder, CO in the fall of 2024 (dates to be announced soon). The event will include:

Staged readings (or the equivalent for different genres) of pieces in early stage development

Workshop production of a piece by a member of Creative Nations

Educational workshops for community members and artists

Panel discussions to engage the Boulder arts community in the future of Indigenous storytelling for the stage

One of the core tenets of Creative Nations is that we compensate all artists for their time at a fair wage or we don’t do the project. All artists whose work is selected will receive the following:

Transportation to/from Boulder and housing for the festival week

A monetary award (that you will NOT have to spend to cover expenses)

A paid director and cast to rehearse the piece with, leading to a public reading

Networking among your Native artist peers

Education opportunities at our workshops

An invitation to join our newly established writer’s group, to continue developing work with other Native artists

Submissions and questions should be sent to FirstStorytellersFestival at gmail dot com by April 1st, 2024. We will notify everyone who submits whether or not they were selected. There is NO FEE to submit (as there never should be).

To submit, please send:
  • A pdf of your script
  • A link to a google drive folder/dropbox/youtube with any additional music files
  • The following information about you in the body of your email:
  • Name
  • Tribal affiliation
  • Location (reservation or city/state)
  • Name of the piece
  • Development history of the piece
  • Any artists already attached to the project (director, choreographer, actor, etc)
  • A brief bio
We may be able to fly in one additional person from your creative team, in addition to local resources you’ll have

This opportunity is only open to Indigenous artists who create for the stage based on Turtle Island (North America). 

Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency Program 2024/25


Deadline: April 1, 2024 11:59 PM


Liberation Theatre Company (LTC), a Harlem, New York-based independent theatrical producer and playwright development company established in 2009, is inviting applications from early-career Black playwrights to participate in the seventh year of our Writing Residency Program for 2024-2025. The residency is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts.

It is a rare opportunity burgeoning playwrights have to hone their craft under their own vision through provided resources from an organization that only seeks to uplift their voices. For that I owe Liberation Theater Company an unlimited amount of gratitude. Nathaniel Johnson - Residency Playwright 2017/18

The Writing Residency Program will select four early-career playwrights and provide them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they will each be required to complete a new full-length play.

Beginning in May 2024, selected playwrights will attend monthly group meetings to share and refine their works-in-progress in a collaborative, energized setting; meet individually with LTC’s Artistic Director and staff who will provide additional support for their artistic needs, concerns and process; and have the resources of a director and professional actors during a table reading as their play begins to take shape.

Additionally, through connections with the larger New York City theatrical community, LTC will provide access to theatre tickets (when available) and seek to support, inspire, and assist playwrights in any way a small and dedicated company can.

The Residency will conclude in February 2025, with the possibility of public/virtual readings, to be determined by LTC staff, of each playwright’s finished play. Upon successful completion of the program, each playwright will receive an honorarium.


To be considered for the Writing Residency Program all applicants must be a) residents of New York City at the time of participation (May 2024 – February 2025). b) Applicants must have written at least two full-length plays or three one-act plays. c) The applicant must not have received a production of any of their work that was more developed than a Showcase presentation under the Actors’ Equity Association production code.

Application Submission Procedure

To be considered for the 2024 - 2025 Writing Residency Program, Liberation Theatre Company will only accept submissions via this online form. If you have quetions about the program or the application process, please email: info@liberationtheatrecompany.org.

The following materials must be uploaded and submitted in PDF or DOCX form no later than 11:59 PM EST on Monday, April 1, 2024. 

Make sure that all documents are properly labeled with your name. 
  • Completed Online Application Form 
  • Letter of Intent. This should be limited to 1,000 words and address all of the following points: 
  • Your writing career thus far and where you feel you are in your creative and professional life.
  • Your career goals and how you will use the Residency to further those goals.
  • Briefly describe the play you will complete over the 10-month program. 
  • Why you feel ready for a rigorous residency such as this. 
  • Have you participated in a residency/fellowship before? If so, describe your experience.
Anything else you think may be relevant.
  • A 10-page Work Sample that best represents you as a playwright
  • The full script from which you selected your 10-page work sample
  • Your playwriting resume (not a bio). Please include your website if you have one and one personal or professional reference, with the person’s title or institutional affiliation, phone number and email address. (Referrer must be someone familiar with you and your work.)

Equity Library Theater of New York seeks 10- minute plays and monologues


Deadline: September 1, 2024

Submissions are being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2024 Virtual Play Festival.

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from around the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 5pp/minutes). Musicals welcome!

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fees.

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work; we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play.

There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! Deadline: September 1, 2024. Email submissions to: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks full-length plays from veterans


Deadline: July 3, 2024 

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a full-length play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria: 
  • current or former US military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service, or intelligence service veteran OR 
  • immediate family member of a current or former military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service or intelligence service veteran (“immediate family member” means: parents, siblings, children and spouse.) 
Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to info@vetrep.org OR via the submission portal on the VetRep website at: https://vetrep.org/submissions/. If emailing, submission must include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email. 

  •  Must be a full-length, completed play; 
  • Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service 
  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, one-act, children’s play, adaptation, translation, or fan fiction play
  • Must be the entrant’s own original work and cannot be co-authored
  • Must be typed in the English language 
  • Must not have been previously produced or published. 
  • Must not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission • Must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party 
Playwrights may submit more than one play.

Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than December 31, 2024. (Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline). There is no participation or submission fee. There is no guarantee that winners’ or finalists’ work will be produced by VetRep.

Friday, March 29, 2024

Neurodivergent New Play Series seeks full-length plays


Deadline: rolling basis

The Neurodivergent New Play Series - an ongoing play reading series dedicated to empowering neurodivergent playwrights in NYC since 2023 - is accepting recurring submissions as we prepare for our 2024-25 Season.

All submissions should be for full-length plays between 45 to 180 minutes long and may have received a previous reading or production outside of NYC, as long as they are unpublished. All neurodivergent/disabled writers (autistic, ADHD, dyslexic, OCD, Tourette's, etc.) at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply - especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and female-identifying writers. There is no submission fee or any other fee for being involved in this process.

Plays can be of any genre, although we are especially seeking works that challenge traditional methods of storytelling & have something important to say about the world that isn't being heard enough. We ask that you submit only one play every 30 days during our recurring submissions process. If one of our Resident Directors is interested in your work, we will reach out via email.

Learn more and submit your work at our official play submissions URL: https://form.jotform.com/223378604825057

Follow @neurodivergentplays on Instagram and Facebook or go to www.linktr.ee/neurodivergentplays to learn more.

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Zoomers in April

Memberships are available for NYCPlaywrights Zoomers - we meet on Zoom each Monday at 7PM to do readings of our work. 

Workshops are a great way to meet fellow playwrights, commiserate about the challenges of crafting a good play and celebrate victories, whether getting a full-blown production or finally getting a tricky scene to work. 

đŸ‘‰ You can sit in on a Monday session for free - email nancy@nycplaywrights.org to request a spot.

Check out our website here

 ~ https://nycp-zoomers.blogspot.com

How do our meetings work? Find out here 

~ https://nycp-zoomers.blogspot.com/2023/12/welcome-to-nycplaywrights-zoomers-some.html

Here are Frequently Asked Questions 

~ https://nycp-zoomers.blogspot.com/p/zoomers-frequently-asked-questions-faq.html

Would you like more information? Email nancy@nycplaywrights.org

Dramatists Guild End of Play® event

The next round of End of Play.® starts April 1, 2024. (Pens up on April 1; pens down on April 30!) Stay tuned for more information on how to register!

Want to get more involved? Take your End of Play.® experience one step further, and become a Volunteer Event Coordinator. Plan a kick-off party, a silent writing session, or another event of your choice for your End of Play.® community!

Fostering an artistic community is more important than ever before. Once you've signed up to participate in the End of Play.® writing challenge, help us spread the word! Share that you'll be doing End of Play.® on social media, using #EndOfPlay. Maybe you can even inspire a friend or two to join you on your End of Play.® journey!

Any questions can be directed to Lily Dwoskin or Jordan Stovall.

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Happy World Theater Day!


Spray Paint Magazine seeking scripts


Deadline: March 31, 2024

Spray Paint Magazine is an online literary magazine aiming at giving artists a voice.

Spray Paint Magazine accepts unpublished scripts in English and French, including translations into English or French. We’re looking for any scripts (screenplays and stageplays) in any genre.

Please only submit one (1) script (screenplays or stageplays) not exceeding 20 pages.

Must send it as a Word Document, and the document itself must be titled “Author’s name, Title of Work.”  For example, “Spray Paint Magazine, Hope Is Not Lost.”

For all submissions, please send them to spraypaintmagazine@gmail.com with the subject heading being [Artist’s Name], [Category]’s Submission.  For example, “Spray Paint Magazine, Poetry Submission.”  For multiple submissions, please have it in individual Word documents in the same email.  In the email, the submitter must include a bio of no more than 100 words, and it must be how they would like to see it on the website.  In addition, the submitter must include their name or pseudonym with their work.

Spray Paint Magazine does not accept simultaneous submissions.  If someplace else is considering your piece(s), we will not consider it.

All submissions must be in 12-point font.

Submissions must also be formatted how you would like to see them in the magazine.

Finally, submissions that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.

We pay $5 per poem, $10 per prose, $10 per script, and $5 per visual art piece.

All payments will be made in Canadian dollars to your PayPal (personal) account.

Spray Paint Magazine purchases First North American Serial Rights. However, the copyright reverts to the artist after publication. Nevertheless, subsequent publications in collections, anthologies, etc., must acknowledge its first appearance in Spray Paint Magazine.

PAC NYC ~ The Democracy Cycle


Deadline: April 1, 2024, 5:00 PM EST

Over a 5-year period, The Democracy Cycle – a collaboration between the Perelman Performing Arts Center (PAC NYC) and Galvan Initiatives – will commission and develop 25 new performing arts works across the fields of theater, dance, music, opera, and multi-disciplinary performance that express themes related to the nature and practice of democracy, particularly as it is practiced in the United States.

Our hope is that the commissioned projects will enrich and expand discussion of and participation in democracy – be it in the national, state, regional, or hyperlocal community realm – as it is practiced within the United States and worldwide. The Democracy Cycle project is inspired by the following beliefs:Democratic values are a global expression of humanity’s striving to live with one another with respect and in peace.

Democracy, as practiced in the United States, includes a history of founding exclusions. It has been, and must continue to be, the ongoing work of our society to expand upon the ideals of inclusivity embedded in our founding documents.

Democracy faces significant perceived and actual threats in the current moment, both domestically and internationally.

The Intersection of capitalism and democracy creates both opportunities and tensions.
Artists are the beating heart of democratic values because of their ability to imagine new worlds, envision new possibilities, and provoke meaningful discourse across divides.

The primary focus of The Democracy Cycle will be on democracy as it is currently being practiced in the United States. However, commissioned projects may include references to democracies worldwide provided they have potential for informing and deepening our understanding of American democracy.

The Commission

Artists will receive a commission of $30,000 to create the new work and an additional $30,000 in support of the work’s development (research, readings, workshops etc.).

The Timeline
  • January 16, 2024: Application portal opens for Round One Open Call
  • February 15, 1:00pm EST: Live webinar where the Democracy Cycle staff will give an overview of the steps to apply and the application elements, with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end.
  • April 1, 2024, 5:00 PM EST: Application deadline date for Round One Open Call
  • May-June 2024: Applications are screened for eligibility by TDC staff. Eligible proposals are reviewed by a minimum of two Readers. Using Reader’s evaluative scores, a list of finalists is developed.
  • Spring/summer 2024: A peer panel drawn from the fields of performing arts and the study and practice of democracy reviews finalists’ proposals and selects 8 projects to receive the 2024 commissions.
  • September 2024: All Round One Open Call applicants notified of their project’s status.
  • Early 2025: Round Two Open Call timeline and guidelines announced
  • Early 2026: Round Three Open Call timeline and guidelines announced

Eligible applicants must:
  • Be generative artists working in the field of theater, dance, music, opera, or multi-disciplinary performance
  • Have completed and presented at least 2 full-length prior works of performance publicly, as evidenced by their bio, CV and/or work samples.
  • Propose a new live performance work which may be at any stage of development, but may not be planned to premiere before November 1, 2024. (Remounts of previously completed/premiered works are ineligible.)
  • Propose a new live performance work which is planned to be completed in 2025, 2026, or 2027.
  • Be prepared to manage the income-tax implications of accepting a commission from a U.S.-based arts organization. (U.S. citizenship is not a requirement.)
Proposals are not eligible if
  • The lead artist is enrolled as a full-time student in a degree-granting program
  • The lead artist is under the age of eighteen
  • The main purpose of the project is the curation or documentation of existing work(s)
  • The proposed work advocates by name for the success or failure of a current partisan candidate for office or a political party
  • The lead artist or any of the main collaborators are employees or immediate family of employees of PAC NYC or Galvan Initiatives

Selection Criteria

Readers and panelists will consider the following in selecting the commissioned projects:How does the proposed work model, hold accountable, expand, critique, or celebrate democracy, the practice of democracy, and democratic ideals? How has the artist or artists identified and responded to ideas or themes related to democracy, including core democratic principles and values (ex. political equality, majority rule, minority rights, freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, among others.)

Does the work demonstrate clear potential for generating meaningful reflection and discourse on democracy as demonstrated by project narrative, samples of prior work, and artistic history of its collaborators.

Application Requirements

You will submit your application through Submittable. To do so, you will need to have or create a free Submittable account.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

The Brisk Festival seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: March 31, 2024


The Brisk Festival is an international theater festival with short plays of up to 10 minutes. 

Our short stories allow our audiences to experience in a very limited amount of time a wide range of emotions and feelings, encouraging them to ponder and explore different subjects and situations presented by our talented participants.

What We’re Looking For:

Short and Strong: Your script should deliver a powerful punch in 10 minutes or less.

Diverse Genres Welcome: Whether it’s a laugh-out-loud comedy, a tear-jerking drama, or an edge-of-your-seat thriller, we’re open to all genres.

Zero Submission Fees: It’s completely free to submit your script for consideration.

Opportunities Galore: If selected, directors from our festival will have the chance to bring your script to life. We’ll notify you about when and where it’s happening.

Submission Tips:

History Matters: Let us know if your script has graced the stage before, including the venue, festival, city, and year.

Special Roles: If you’re interested in directing or acting in your own play, or if you have a specific director and actors in mind, head over to our Full Production submission or Talent submission pages.
oin Our Family:

Submitting your script is a breeze and takes less than 5 minutes—just make sure your script is ready for upload (max file size: 5 MB) and all necessary information is filled in. Encounter any snags? Switching browsers might help, or you can reach out to us directly at brisk@briskfestival.com.

The IV Edition of LA Brisk Festival will be held in Santa Monica, California, at the Morgan-Wixson Theater from August 8th to September 8th 2024. The Official Selection will include 55 plays this year, 34 original short plays in English and 21 in Spanish from our open submission process to become a part of our official selection.

Tales from the Brookside ~ TheatreWorks 10-Minute Play Festival


Deadline: March 30, 2024


2024 “Tales from the Brookside” TheatreWorks 10-Minute Play Festival August 20 – August 24, 2024
TheatreWorks in New Milford, CT is accepting submissions for our 2024 10-Minute Play Festival, “Tales from the Brookside.”

A total of twenty 10-minute plays will be accepted by our panel of judges from among those submitted.

TW Playwrights Workshop, held two Wednesday evenings each month, is available to help further development of your play. Please join our Facebook group, TW Playwrights Workshop Group | Facebook for meeting notifications. Our doors are open to everyone.

The twenty selected plays will be presented once on one of the first three performance dates (Tues. August 20, Wed. August 21, or Thur. August 22 at 8:00 PM.)

Two plays from each night will move into the semi-finals on Friday, August 23 at 8:00 PM. Four plays will be chosen from the semi-final performances for the finals on Saturday, August 24 at 8:00 PM.

CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the winners in each category (more to follow as we approach the event.)

Playwrights (or their representatives) are responsible for the production of their plays including DIRECTING, casting, rehearsals, props, etc. TheatreWorks New Milford will provide limited set pieces, lighting/sound, equipment, and the production staff.

Submissions MUST be received NO LATER THAN MARCH 30th, 2024 and typed in standard play- script format, and be no more than ten (10) pages in a font size no smaller than 12-point. Only plays with running times of ten (10) minutes or less will be eligible for prizes. Plays that run beyond 10 minutes may be subject to disqualification.

Submissions MUST include playwright contact info on the title page. Judging is based on a combination of the audience and a panel of judges.

Selectees will be notified BY June 30, 2024. Early submissions may receive early notification.

A maximum of two submissions per playwright will be accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting for ALL playwrights and/or their representatives in mid-July 2024. An exact date will be announced when selections are final, and playwrights have been notified.

Additional questions can be sent to info@theatreworks.us or 860-350-6863.

Monday, March 25, 2024

The Oven, Personal Pizza Party


Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM EDT

To submit, fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/R6sQ3jNYoUGJeCau5

Submissions for The Oven, Personal Pizza Party (personalpizzaparty.org)'s flagship program – now in its second year – are now open!

The Oven invites up-to-five early-career playwrights to generate a new short play over an 8-week collaborative workshop process, culminating in a public staged reading series in June. Facilitated by 3P Executive Artistic Director and Oven Founder, Lee Melillo, this cohort aims to be a highly collaborative, non-hierarchical, and supportive creative space for writers to work and play together.

The Summer 2023 Oven program will run between April 22nd and June 10th. Meetings will be held in Manhattan (see application form for specific dates/times). The Oven is an in-person program, and writers must commit to attending 7 out of 9 sessions to take part.

Previously written and developed work will not be considered for the Oven; all projects must be new and generated over the course of our meeting period.

All scripts that are cooked up in the Oven will be presented by Personal Pizza Party and The Elif Collective (theelif.org) as part of our staged reading series in mid/late June.

Selected writers will receive a stipend of $200 for their participation in the program.

For the program, we are looking for artists who are looking for an artistic community to call their own. Both 3P and Elif seek to cultivate collaborative spaces and landing pads for early-career artists in New York City. Successful applicants will articulate in their application why the Oven program appeals to them, how it will benefit their artistic practice right now, and their feelings on participating in a highly-collaborative process such as this.

Submissions close Monday, April 1st, at 11:59pm EST. Selected writers will be contacted by Thursday, April 11th.

Please email lee@personalpizzaparty.org with any questions about the program. 

Sunday, March 24, 2024

A Light in Dark Places 2024


Deadline: Wednesday March 27, 2024 11:59 PM PDT

A Light in Dark Places…

Invites you to submit a short-form play to be included in the 9th annual A Light in Dark Places: A Collection of Plays for Hope in accordance with National Suicide Prevention Month.

Selected plays will receive a six-performance run and a $100 prize in the Fall of 2024.

ALIDP’s short-play festival breaks down the stigma surrounding the topic of suicide, using a mix of comedy and drama, to encourage healthy discussion, create community, and offer hope to those affected. The plays are to explore themes of suicide prevention and mental health conditions with a focus on community, connection, hope, resources and healing.

Please DO NOT submit any plays that depict the act of suicide, as that is not in accordance with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s safe messaging guidelines.

Up to six plays will be selected from the submissions. A standard option agreement contract will be expected to be signed by both parties upon selection.

Selections will be announced no later than July 1st, directors will then be assigned, and casting will commence in August. A four-week rehearsal period is expected.

Performances will be the weekends of Sept. 8th-10th & Sept. 15th-17th at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles in Hollywood

To apply, playwrights must submit an original 5 to 15 page script (previously produced scripts are not eligible) via email to: submit@alightindarkplaces.org. Please include name, address and how you heard about us in the body of the email. Attach your submission as a .pdf and without your name, to help us keep the selection process as objective as possible.

Submissions are due no later by 11:59pm PST, Wednesday March 27th.

Please feel free to contact Kelly O’Malley at kellromalley@gmail.com with any questions, especially regarding tone and safe messaging!

For further information on the subject of Suicide Prevention, please visit: www.afsp.org.

For further information about Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre – Los Angeles, please visit: http:/www.stellaadler.la

Saturday, March 23, 2024

Cypress Productions New Plays Now seeks short works


Deadline: March 25, 2024

Cypress Productions is searching for new unproduced short plays to be a part of New Plays Now, our third collection of new short works.

We will be selecting 6 scripts. Selected playwrights agree to a full production of their script with a recording of one performance uploaded publicly to YouTube. Playwrights will also receive a $75 stipend.

This call is open to all playwrights, although Kentucky playwrights are encouraged to submit!

If you are on New Play Exchange please submit there instead of by email.

Submission Guidelines:

-1 submission per playwright

-10 pages or less

-Maximum of 4 characters

-Keep technical elements minimal

-A one paragraph summary of the play/logline

-No musicals

-No previously submitted scripts. Although playwrights who have submitted in the past are still encouraged to submit!

If you have any questions or need to submit please email us at: Cypressproductionsky@gmail.com

The 2024 AGE Legacy Playwright Grants 2024


Deadline: May 15, 2024



  • Identify as BIPOC
  • 40+ years of age
  • Identify as a person of marginalized gender or gender-diverse. We use the terms “marginalized gender” or “gender-diverse” to refer to our community of members who experience marginalization due to their genders. This includes cisgender women, transgender women, transgender men, non-binary people, among many other marginalized gender identities. Please note- marginalized gender is not the same as a marginalized person, nor does it relate to sexuality.
  • Identify as an emerging artist. Emerging means that the playwright has had no more than one play fully produced in one or more professional theatre(s). Readings and workshop productions are exempt.
  • Have an original draft of a full length play completed at the time of application; while not necessary, it is highly encouraged that the script have at least one principal character who is a BIPOC person of marginalized gender, 40+ years of age. Special consideration will be given to plays that fulfill this suggestion.
  • Live and work in the United States or Puerto Rico and are able to submit a W9 if chosen as a Finalist or Recipient.
  • Applicant meets all eligibility criteria.
  • Applicant submits all materials and information within the timeframe of the ALP grant submission and review process.
  • Applicant demonstrates a strong desire to not only achieve success as a playwright, but to disrupt the current American theatre canon rooted in white patriarchal norms.
  • Applicants will submit a draft of their full script, and additionally submit the specific 10 pages they want reviewed in the first round of the application process.
  • Applicants are reviewed, in addition to their play submission, on their motivation, commitment, and dedication as a playwright to impact the equity landscape of American theatre. The focus of the review is both on the artist and their play, knowing that their writing is one of many drafts and efforts yet to be birthed in their playwriting career.

We acknowledge and honor that any selection process is subjective and imperfect. We will work with this in mind and do our best to mitigate any bias or harm. Applicants will be reviewed on their motivation, commitment, and dedication as a playwright to impact the equity framework of American theatre. Applicants may also be adjudicated on their body of work, and potential for lasting impact in the theatre industry. We hope to amplify emerging artists who have a clearly defined sense of self as a theatremaker. We recognize that all applicants, despite varying years of training and/or experience, are all still in the process of honing their skill, learning new things, and working toward mastery. We also recognize that mastery is defined by whatever the definition is for them and their journey.

Thursday, March 21, 2024

No Sleep Podcast seeks scripts


Deadline: none listed

Here at The NoSleep Podcast, we love nothing more than hearing from up-and-coming or seasoned horror writers who’d like to work with us. We want you to frighten us and mess with our heads, so we in turn can terrify our listeners. As such, we’ve prepared a handy list of submissions guidelines to get your relationship with our show started. We welcome and encourage a broad, diverse range of submissions from all across the horror genre, and can’t wait to read the spine-tingling tales you send us.

Submissions are handled by our team of editors, who upon your story being selected will work with you to ensure your story is primed for audio adaptation.


Please email submissions to: submissions@thenosleeppodcast.com

In the body of your email please include the title and exact word count of the story.

Please send submissions as an editable attachment.
Microsoft Word documents are preferable. Please do not submit your story or script as a .PDF file as we cannot edit or annotate it easily. Anything submitted as a .PDF file will be automatically rejected.

Please do not submit your story by pasting the text into the body of your submission email.
This breaks the formatting of your story and makes it exceptionally hard to read, requiring us to reformat your story ourselves just to be able to assess it. Any submissions received in this manner without an attachment will be automatically rejected.

Please double check that your story is actually attached to your email.

If your story submission has been posted online at any point, please provide us with a link so we can share the text version with our listeners.

Due to the high volume of submissions we receive, any submissions that don’t follow our requirements will be automatically rejected.
Please familiarize yourself with the guidelines carefully before submitting in order to receive a response from our team.


We’d love to see more script submissions, as these have proven to work very well on the show. Scripts should ideally last between 20 and 40 minutes, and star 2 or more characters, with more being preferable. Please include a word count with your script, and a spoiler-free list of characters with speaking roles. If you’re new to scriptwriting and you’d like an example of how to structure and format an audio-only script, you can download an example.

Please make sure your script is written as an audio drama. We can’t adapt scripts written as a screenplay, or scripts that heavily feature visual cues. Anything not written in an audio drama format will not be accepted.

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2024 Virtual Play Festival, seeking short plays


Deadline: May 1, 2024

Submissions are being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2024 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 20 pp/minutes), from playwrights from around the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 5pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fees. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work; we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Wednesday, March 20, 2024


The Red Monkey Theater Group
Presents Voices and Echoes Short Play Series and Discussion

Two short plays will examine how race, gender, class and freedom in 19th and 20th century America still shape and inform modern sensibilities and struggles.

Saturday March 30, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm

FREE Admission RSVP Requested
The Ossie Davis Theater

New Rochelle Public Library (Westchester County, NY)

1 Library Plaza (one block from the New Rochelle MetroNorth Train Station)

New Rochelle, NY 10801

To RSVP visit https://newrochelle.librarycalendar.com/event/voices-and-echoes-short-play-series-8067

Thread written by Sharon Latimer Mosley,

Performed by Reggie Street and Michael Alexander, Directed by Harold Hodge Jr.
In the wake of the 1863 New York City draft riots, a self made dress-maker and Navy recruiter face crucial choices about their future.

Masher written by Amy Frey

Performed by Amy Frey and Margaret Gorrel, Directed by Tal Aviezer.

Mrs. John G. Bettancourt is everything a model, upper-class Victorian woman should be: wife, mother, hostess, however, what happens when she encounters a "masher" (man who assaults a woman)?

Cork Arts Theatre: View from a Lamppost seeks 10-minute plays


Deadline: March 31, 2024
Cork, Ireland

We are now looking for submissions for our ‘Views from…’ short play event. The theme this year is ‘Views from a Lamp Post’, and the deadline for entries is Sunday 31st March 2024.

The setting is a simple one – a bench in a park overlooked by a tall lamp post. What stories has this lamp post been a witness to? What funny, tragic, heart-warming or hair-raising conversations has it overheard? Who are the characters who have sat under its light for a short while?

We are looking for 10 minute plays that are character driven and are complete stories in their own right. All entrants should bear the following in mind… the setting should be integral to the plot. Preference will be given to plays that achieve this.

It’s a challenge, we know, but one designed to inspire rather than discourage.

As always, in our short play events, please follow these few guidelines:Plays should be no more than 10 minutes in duration. Other than that, we are open to plays of all genres – comedy, tragedy, farce, fantasy, horror, period pieces, etc.

As per previous years, all submissions will be read by our panel of readers, a shortlist compiled, and 10 of those plays selected by our directors. Those 10 plays will then be staged during our performance week which will take place from May 28th to June 1st, 2024.

The 10 minute maximum duration is important, so, if you’re unsure of how long your play runs, the easiest way to gauge it is to do a live reading. This is always a useful exercise as it can also bring to light any issues with dialogue or plot. A rough guide is 7 or 8 pages of double-spaced dialogue.

Plays must be submitted by Sunday 31st March 2024 and should be sent as a Word document or PDF to: theatre@corkartstheatre.com with the subject line Views from a Lamp Post Submission 2024. Please do not submit plays to any other Cork Arts Theatre email address.

Note: We can only accept one play from each author.

Please note too that the ‘Views from…’ series is a fund-raising event for the Cork Arts Theatre and, as such, we are not in a position to pay royalties should your play be chosen for performance.

If you have any other questions please email: theatre@corkartstheatre.com

We look forward to receiving your entries in due course. Happy writing!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

The Apron Strings Project 2024 seeks monologues and short scenes


Deadline: April 1, 2024

Send to greymatters.productions@gmail.com

Greymatters Productions Announces NYC production of
The Apron Strings Project 2024
“The Ties that Bind”

We are looking for monologues, poems, raps, spoken word, personal essays, very short scenes and songs

Dream. Imagine. Create. Reminisce. Remember. Reflect. Write.

Aprons are a metaphor for a relationship, whether it be in service, care-taking, or creation. They symbolize both work and protection.

View selections from historian Diane Schwindt’s collection of over 600 aprons (below.) Let them inspire you to tell a story about yourself or your people.

We have all worn aprons of different kinds, both real and metaphoric. We have prepared food, honed stone, cared for others, carried nails, baked pastries. We have labored and we have crafted. We have done this for payment and for love. We want to explore the commonalities of our experiences and celebrate what binds us.

We will select the “best of the best” to weave together into a 90 minute theatrical presentation, performed by professional actors in a NYC theater, that will capture the richness and diversity of our experiences, tied together by apron strings. An opportunity to have your unique voice heard.

Please send submissions of monologues, poems, raps, spoken word, personal essays, very short scenes and/or songs (4 minutes or less in length) that reflect the spirit of the poem below, inspired by the gallery of aprons that follow.

Submission deadline: April 1, 2024

send to greymatters.productions@gmail.com

The MAC Theater Playwrights Incubator


Deadline: March 31, 2024
Marion Massachusetts

SUBMISSION FORM - check the box on the page

The MAC Theater Playwrights Incubator is a program for first-time playwrights to see their work realized on the stage.

Finding theaters to produce new or unpublished plays can be an obstacle for any new playwright. The MAC Theater Playwrights Incubator is a structured program that aims to discover and support, through workshop and production, new stage plays by first time, unpublished regional playwrights.

These plays are small cast shows with one to six characters. Selected playwrights will work with two mentors who are experienced theater artists to fine-tune their plays over the course of several months and prepare the script for production.

After regular writing evaluations and the script is ready, the mentors will work with the MAC to find a director and assist her or him in casting the show with appropriate actors. One or more readings with a select focus group audience will include a feedback-response process, and the end result is a completed script, ready for debut performance for a live audience on stage at the Marion Art Center.

Any new writer who has not yet been published or had a play produced is invited to submit her or his script or outline for consideration. There is no cost to participate in this program. Selected applicants are required to sign an agreement with the MAC Theater, outlining expectations and a commitment to the program. Playwrights must be available to meet on site with mentors, for readings and all aspects of the production process including auditions, rehearsals, tech work and performances.

The selected playwright for the 2024-2025 program will be announced by early May. Please send any questions to mtpi@marionartcenter.org.

Applications are due by March 31, 2024.

Monday, March 18, 2024

Appalachian Center for the Arts commission for Vitality Touring Theatre Company


Deadline: March 25, 2024

The Appalachian Center for the Arts is looking for playwrights to create new plays for our Vitality Touring Theatre Company, which brings shows related to health and wellness to elementary schools through colleges/universities in Kentucky and nearby states.

We're looking to commission playwrights for the following topics and age groups:

1) Opioid addiction - high schools (9-12)
2) Smoking/vaping - middle/high schools (6-12)
3) Self-confidence - elementary schools (K-5)

Shows should be approx. 30 min. for elementary schools and 60 min. for middle/high schools. We'll consider musicals as long as we're able to use recorded tracks; let us know if you're submitting as a musical writer/writing team.

We're also open to pre-existing shows for young audiences that fit with the theme of health and wellness.

Shows should require a maximum of four performers.

We're looking at a writer's fee of $1,000-$2,000/script for commissions (depending on length), and paying royalties for existing scripts.

Our goal is to have scripts available for performance during the Spring 2025 semester if at all possible.

2 ways to submit:

1) Email tours@theapparts.org with a resume/C.V. and a minimum 10-page writing sample. (Feel free to send an entire play.) State in your email which topic(s) you're interested in. We'll follow up with our shortlist of writers by the end of the month to ask for brief pitches of how you would proceed with a story. (If you have a TYA play in progress on one of these topics, feel free to add any materials related to that play. We're happy to sign any paperwork you provide stating that those materials belong to you and will not be used in the development of another play.)

2) Submit any pre-existing TYA plays on these topics (or other health and wellness topics) to tours@theapparts.org, along with your royalty rate for performances. Please send demo tracks for a musical.

No restrictions of any sort on eligibility. If you have a connection to Kentucky/Appalachia, please let us know in your submission email.

Learn more about our current Vitality touring season at https://theapparts.org/vitality-theatre-touring-company.

Please contact Br. Christian Matson, Ph.D., Tour Coordinator, at tours@theapparts.org or (646) 724-1635 with any questions.

Stonecoast Review seeks work for issue #21 - Summer 2024 - Ethical Storytelling


Deadline: April 1, 2024 at 11:59 PM


Dramatic Works. Limit submissions to 12 or fewer pages. One submission per author, per submission cycle. We accept dialogue-driven plays, scripts, and experimental styles, including but not limited to one-minute plays, 10-minute plays, screenplays, and monologues. We are especially interested in pieces that demonstrate a commitment to questioning the “truths” we take for granted, pushing the boundaries of the status quo, and upholding the dignity of writer and audience in craft.

Please read our mission statement and the information below before submitting.

Submission GuidelinesSend submissions via Submittable only.

Please include a short cover letter and bio (50- and 100-word max. respectively).

We accept one prose submission, one poetry submission (of up to three poems), or five pieces of visual art per author, per submission cycle. Submissions that do not abide by these rules will not be considered for publication. 

Your work must be previously unpublished. (Stonecoast alumni may submit already published work for consideration as reprints.)

We encourage simultaneous submissions. However, please withdraw your submission immediately if it’s accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems and one is accepted at another publication, please attach a note on Submittable identifying which poem is no longer available.

Please adhere to standard manuscript format: double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced. (If you tell us that diverging from these rules is integral to your piece, we will consider it.)

While we love to represent stories with raw, emotional truth, we ask that you refrain from submitting pieces featuring excessive sex, violence, assaults, or suicide. 

We will reject pieces determined to be written by the use of AI software

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Kingdom Theatre seeks 10-minute & full-length plays for Playwrights Festival


Deadline: June 15, 2024

Now accepting submissions for our second annual Playwrights Festival, after having our successful first Playwrights Festival, November last year, we return with the second annual Playwrights Festival. 

Celebrating innovative, Cutting Edge, inspirational writers. This year's Festival will convene November 1st to the 3rd 2024. Seeking dramas, comedies, and musicals, 10 minute pieces and full lengths. 

We are seeking new works that have never been produced before. No fee to submit, if we select your work there is a $150 registration fee for all writers

We provide the venue, promotion, professional production staff, we also cast each actor, as well as select each Director. 

Submit today at, kingdommtc@gmail.com

RADIOPLAYS - Festival 2023-24


Deadline: April 30, 2024


July 23 through May 2024
(Productions will air continuously)

Works must feature some aspect of LGBT life.

If you skipped our webpage, please see: https://freshfruitfestival.com/radioplays-2023/for details.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete all fields on the following pages, attaching requested information or providing the appropriate links. Note this application should be finished in one sitting. Once completed in its entirety, please click "Submit" at the end, to officially submit to this Festival program.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please complete the application fully. Incomplete applications can not be considered. (Script revisions are expected, but staying within length limits).
Submit any required work samples for your work: Text attachments must be in .RTF, .PDF, or .DOC file formats. Supporting files: Do not upload video or audio files; give Links to them only. Video/Audio links may be on Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, or other services. Please make sure you give us a full link and any password required to audit them.

Submissions: Please attach a complete, current or draft version of the text. SHORTS (of 10-30 min. long) and SHOTS! (4 to 12 min) will both be considered for this season's program. Complete rules on the website.

If this work is NOT yet a radio-script: you will be asked to also submit a 2-page excerpt in Radio-Script format, with detailed ambient, blocking, and sound design notes.

Saturday, March 16, 2024

AET Reading Series Play Submission


Deadline: April 5, 2024

Anconda Montana

This will be an ongoing series, where 4 new play readings will be performed during a season. This series will start in Spring/Summer 2024 and go through the third season at AET**

**You can submit multiple pieces for multiple locations, but please submit them all on separate forms**


This series is a professional but community-based project, with affordable tickets and the shows will be performed in locations where "theatre typically isn't" such as coffee shops, hotels, bed and breakfasts, bars/breweries, shops, restaurants, cafes, and more!


We are looking for new plays that have never had a fully staged production, but they can have had table reads or staged readings. The plays will hopefully, but don't necessarily have to, fit into our location or categories listed here:

1) Sweet Pea Bridal (to perform June, July or August 2024): the location is a locally owned Bridal/Wedding Dress shop. Possible themes/types of theatre: Weddings, Brides, Eloping, Family Ties, Plays about Dreams, Plays about the Future, Plays that take place in retail shops or dress shops.

2) Gunslinger Gulch (to perform September or October 2024): this location is an 1880's Old Western Ghost Town, Gunslinger Gulch Guest Ranch. Possible theme/types of theatre: Western, Horror Theatre, Ghost stories, Murder mystery, Montana ranch life, things that scare us, etc.

3) Copperhead Lodge (to perform November 2024, December 2024 or January 2025). A piece we are workshopping has already taken this slot, so we will not be taking new plays for this location at this time.

4) Forgotten Times Barbershop (to perform February, March or April 2025): This location is a locally owned Barbershop. Possible theme/types of theatre: Barbershop, Haircuts, Forgotten Times, Community Spaces, Looking at the Past, etc.


- Plays that are between 20 mins and 1 hour in length ( this can also be reading a part, select scenes, or an Act of a Full Length; vignettes that are part of a larger piece)

- Plays must only engage 1 to 4 actors plus an actor to read stage directors (doubling of characters is encouraged!!)

- Actors can be anywhere from ages 10 and up - but we will not accept any full youth shows or children's theatre pieces (but use of a young artist in a piece or TYA encouraged!)

- Plays that are looking for feedback to get to the next step in their theatrical journey - AET collects feedback and you will receive that feedback in 1 to 2 weeks post performance.


$100 for the rights for one performance plus a $50 travel/food stipend if you choose to come to the performance. During the process, you have the opportunity to be as hands on as you wish to be! Also, feedback from your performance to use for future drafts.

Application Deadline: April 5, 2024

Selections made by: May 1st, 2024 - you will have 2 weeks to make a decision.

To apply: Fill out the application form! 

**You can submit multiple pieces for multiple locations, but please submit them all on separate forms**

** We will be taking actor/director submissions as soon as plays are selected**

Prototype Festival seeks contemporary, multi-disciplinary opera-theatre and music-theatre work


Deadline: March 31, 2024


Submission Guidelines:

-All submissions must be original compositions.

-The music in your digital piece must be primarily opera-theatre, multidisciplinary or new VOCAL music. Digital pieces with solely instrumental music will not be considered.

-Interactive, participatory videos are welcome

-Works-in-progress will be considered if they are close to completion.

If you have any questions about the festival or how to submit, please email info@prototypefestival.org.

PROTOTYPE: OPERA l THEATRE l NOW is a co-production of Beth Morrison Projects and HERE, two trailblazers in the creation and presentation of contemporary, multi-disciplinary opera-theatre and music-theatre works. The pioneering festival is the only one of its kind in New York City and is a model now emulated around the country – producing and presenting a wide spectrum of works, from intimate black-box experiences to larger chamber opera productions, valuing artistic, curatorial, and producorial risk-taking. PROTOTYPE is committed to surprising our audiences and confounding their expectations through content, form, and relevance. The festival gives voice to a diverse group of composers, librettists, performers and musicians across all genres, backgrounds, and cultures. In providing a recurring showcase of visionary opera-theatre and music-theatre pieces, the touring life of the work extends around the world. The festival also presents groundbreaking new works by international artists and has become a global reference of artistic excellence in the field of opera and music-theatre.

Since 2020, PROTOTYPE has programmed opera and experimental vocal music made for digital platforms, allowing people from all over the world to participate in the festival by streaming digital offerings at no cost.

Past PROTOTYPE digital offers have included “Modulation” featuring various artists commissioned by PROTOTYPE, “The Murder of Halit Yozagt,” by Ben Frost and Petter Ekmann; “The Planet – A Lament,” by Garin Nugroho and Septina Rosalina Layan, “Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists,” by Valgeir SigurĂ°sson, A. Rawlings, and Sara Marti and “UNDINE” by Stefanie Janssen, MichaĂ«l Brijs, Sjaron Minailo and Richard Van Kruysdijk.

PROTOTYPE invites you to submit work via this form. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified of selection by mid June.

Friday, March 15, 2024







Producing your play or musical is the best way to review and develop your work.
















When you stage your work, you discover ways to enhance and improve your presentation and story.

This is a unique opportunity to invite people from the industry to see your production! People are more likely to go see a show than to read an unsolicited script - some industry people receive on average thousands of submissions per month. They understand that the journey for a show to be successful often goes through several productions and this is your chance to show that you can start that process! 

Our dedicated team is here to help you get your work out. We are with you from the moment you begin tech rehearsals, all the way through to your closing performance.

You will never be left alone during the process. We will help you choose from the 85 set/furniture pieces we offer to dress your stage for your run, and we will give you a complete crash course on how to use the audio/light/video system in just 3 minutes, which are intentionally designed to be very user friendly. 


After we show you how to use the tools we provide and how to best utilize the space, The Festival’s team will provide prime responses to every inquiry, as well as a telephone # you can call anytime during relevant hours throughout the run of your show


In 12 years and 22 seasons we have successfully hosted 1,400 plays and 300 musicals, as well as rewarding over 300 participating artists cash prizes.


Yours could be the next production onstage!




To submit to the Festival, go to:


Send your submissions now – we only accept submissions from playwrights who lives within 30 miles of Manhattan.


Art Omi Translation Lab 2024


Deadline: July 1, 2024
Ghent NY


Art Omi: Writers is now seeking proposals for Translation Lab 2024, a 12-day special, intensive residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams in the fall of 2024.

Art Omi will host four English language translators in New York's Hudson Valley for 12 days. These translators will be invited along with the writers whose work is being translated into English. All text-based projects—fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc.—are eligible.

This focused residency will provide an integral stage of refinement, allowing translators to dialogue with the writers about text-specific questions. It will also serve as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers.

The dates for Translation Lab 2024 are November 12-23, 2024. All residencies are fully funded including: airfare, train transportation from New York City to the Art Omi campus, local car transportation, and a small honorarium. Please note: accepted applicants must be available for the duration of the Translation Lab (November 12-23, 2024). Late arrivals and early departures are not possible. Please do not submit a proposal unless both parties involved (translator and writer) are available for all dates.

Art Omi: Writers will be accepting proposals for participation until July 1, 2024. Translators, writers, editors, or agents can submit Project Proposals.

Each proposal should be no more than three pages and provide the following information:

1. Names of the translator and writer applying, as well as contact information (physical address, email, and phone) and the original language of the text. These details should be provided at the very top of the proposal.

2. Brief biographical sketches for the translator and writer.

3. A description of the proposed project, including details about how you envision structuring your working time together.

4. Publishing status for the proposed project. (Projects that do not yet have a publisher are eligible.)

In addition to the Project Proposal, please submit a Work Sample. If sample pages of the English translation for the proposed project are available, please include them (no more than 25 pages). If they are not yet available, please provide another translation work sample.



Deadline: March 24, 2024, midnight, Central European Standard Time

Catania, Italy

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At its 9th edition, Teatri Riflessi is a festival consisting of several actions aiming at promoting the performing arts. At its heart is a short performance competition focused on live works no longer than 15 minutes and without distinction of genre. Since its first edition in 2009, the festival has been promoting and encouraging a discussion on dramaturgy and contemporary art languages connecting the stage to the representation of the territory and the territory to the contemporary scene.

The theme ‘Contemporary Visions’ wants to promote a discussion on how contemporary art languages have changed to look at the future, sometimes interacting with the digital medium and unconventional spaces, sometimes exploring the creative potential of new performative dimensions hinged on the intersubjectivity of the aesthetic experience and co-creation with the beholder. The aim is to display to a wide audience works that—aware of the techniques and innovations that marked the evolution of the performing arts—can rewrite themselves as current and original, leveraging the challenge represented by the short format to avoid being vacuous virtuosity or the anticipation of still unfinished work.




No more than 12 short performances will be selected through the international call. Selected semifinalists are performing on Thursday, the 18th, and Friday, the 19th of July in Zafferana Etnea (Sicily, Italy).

All selected semifinalists receive a cachet of €500 and a travel reimbursement.

The Boards of experts from the performing arts industry (Technical, Critics’ and Special Awards) will evaluate the semifinalists, proclaiming the finalists who are performing again on Saturday, 20 July. The Boards consist of theatre and festival directors and operators, critics, and performing arts scholars.

In addition to the prizes of the competition, the members of Teatri Riflessi’s network can appoint special awards: hosting a play within their theatres or festivals, offering artist residencies, or tutoring opportunities.

Published on the 8th of January, the call closes on the 24th of March 2024.


Teatri Riflessi wants to enhance the short performance format per se: not as a reduction of a longer work nor as a starting point for a full-evening adaptation. The strength of the format lies in the artistic immediacy and urgency it conveys.

The framework of the competition connects, in a way, the ancient Greek theatre—devised as an outdoor competition for a vast audience—to the most provocative tendencies in happenings and performance art, which leverage the innate desire of the beholder to participate.





H. 12:30 P.M.


11-12 APRIL




Best Short Performance – Teatri Riflessi 9 | € 1,200
determined by the final ranking that adds together the weighted score given by the Technical, Critics’ and Special Awards Boards (40%), the Jury of the Final (40%), and the Youth Jury (20%).

Best Dramaturgy – Teatri Riflessi 9 | € 400
collectively determined by the Technical Board.

Best Direction – Teatri Riflessi 9 | € 400
collectively determined by the Technical Board.

Best Performer – Teatri Riflessi 9 | € 400
collectively determined by the Technical Board.

Critic’s Award – Teatri Riflessi 9 | € 400
collectively determined by the Critics’ Board.

‘Valentina Nicosia’ Fund | additional budget of € 600
awarded to one or more short performances based on the collective decision of the Technical and Critics’ Boards.

Special Mention of the Youth Jury – Teatri Riflessi 9
awarded by the Youth Jury to one of the semifinalists.

Special Mention of the Audience – Teatri Riflessi 9
determined by the audience during the final.

Special Mention of the Companies – Teatri Riflessi 9
determined by all competing companies.


Will there be a cachet?
Each selected short performance will receive a cachet of €500.00 + 10% VAT and a potential additional reimbursement of up to €250.00 (depending on the funds available, the origin, and the number of participants involved). The majority of prizes are monetary. The cachet, reimbursement, and potential prizes will be transferred after the festival if participants comply with all the articles and deadlines in the call.

Do I have to pay to submit my proposal?
No. Only if selected, you will need to send a deposit in April that will be refunded after the festival.

What if my piece is longer than 15 minutes?
Your piece should not exceed 15 minutes. However, as the work is performed live, a certain flexibility is allowed, but it will not be possible to stay on stage longer than 20 minutes (within that time lapse the performance must be presented, prepared, set up, performed, removed, and people eventually thanked).

Where do I find the digital form?
The link is in the call, see Art. 5. Please, read the call in all its parts before submitting the form.

What shall I upload where a dramaturgy/script is asked?
If the piece does not have a script, upload a text detailing the dramaturgical research behind the work.

I don’t have a video recording of the play. Do I need one?
We need a recording of the entire performance to assess your application. Excerpts or trailers are not sufficient, and in case you send a read-through try to be as specific and detailed as possible in writing your director’s notes.

My work contains spoken parts in a foreign language. Can I still apply?
Yes. If needed, you can perform at Teatri Riflessi using overtitles.

Can I submit more than one performance?
Yes, fill out a form for each performance. You can submit diverse works devised for different locations of the festival (the stage within the outdoor theatre, the central square, or an unconventional space in the public park). If you think your work can be performed in more than one location, tick all three and explain how you need to adapt it in the director’s notes.

What if I change something in the work I perform at the festival, compared to the materials I submitted?
No major changes are allowed. Only if previously communicated and authorised, minor changes will be tolerated.

Who will evaluate the competing performances?
Artistic directors of Italian theatres and festivals, critics and journalists from all over Italy, and performing arts scholars. Many are members of the Teatri Riflessi Network or the Anticorpi XL Network. The complete list will be published in May 2024.

Can I skip the rehearsals?
No, rehearsals are essential. The days of rehearsals will be communicated in April.

When do I need to be in Zafferana?
As you will be rehearsing either on the 16th or on the 17th of July, you need to be in Zafferana from the day we schedule your rehearsals until Sunday, 21 July, at 1:00 p.m. (the final networking event with the national operators takes place on Sunday morning).

Will I have spare time?
Yes, rehearsals take place in the afternoon, so do all other activities. The only event in the morning is the final networking roundtable on Sunday 21 July.

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