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Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Our Rising Voices: International Human Rights Art Festival's Young Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: March 22, 2021 11:59 EST

Young people 19 years and under are invited to submit 10-minute dramatic scripts that explore themes of human rights, social justice and the beauty that arises from empathy. The winning scripts will receive a reading by theater professionals in IHRAF’s Our Rising Voices virtual play festival. Deadline: March 22, 2021 11:59 EST.

Submission guidelines
- Young playwrights 19 years and younger are eligible to submit.
- Scripts must explore themes of human rights and social justice, and must align with IHRAF’s core values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, celebrating diversity and engagement.
- Plays must be approximately 10 minutes when read aloud. Scripts may be 8 or 9 pages, but no more than 10 (not including the title page and characters list).
- Collaborative works between multiple (up to 3) young writers are accepted, as long as all writers fall within the eligible age range.
- All scripts must be original work. Adaptations will not be accepted.
- Writers may submit up to 2 scripts for consideration.
- Plays must have no more than 4 characters.
- Scripts must be primarily in English. Any lines not in English should include a translation.
- Scripts must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission.

Email scripts to maggiemundayodom@ihraf.org with the subject line “IHRAF Young Playwrights Festival”. In the body of the email, please include:
  • Play title
  • Playwright’s full name
  • Age
  • Country/State of residence
  • School name and grade
  • Preferred email address
  • A brief playwright biography
  • A one-sentence summary of the play
  • Attach the script as a PDF or Word document.

FULL INFORMATION HERE

Monday, March 1, 2021

That Uppity Theatre Company For Briefs anthology

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology of writing by trans and non binary playwrights of 5-10 minute plays for possible publication in a volume edited by Joan Lipkin and Jon Fraser. 

Include a brief bio of the author, where, if applicable the play has been performed, and a synopsis of the play. Deadline; March 15, 2021.

Submissions sent to: Thatuppitytheatrecompany@gmail.com
PDF submissions are recommended 

All the artists will retain copyright over their material and also make their own arrangements with people who might want to do their work.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Third Annual Rogue Theater Festival accepting new works

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

Now accepting new works for the third annual and virtual Rogue Theater Festival! Rogue is looking for new works by emerging writers and artists. We encourage anyone who feels they have something to say to submit their piece to the festival. Rogue believes in equal opportunity for all.

Basic Festival Details:

- Participants may choose to participate in Scenario A (in person filming in NYC) or Scenario B (remote filming anywhere in the U.S.)

- Performances: July 21st-25th (each show will have 1 performance that streams via showtix4u)

- In person Filming Dates: To be assigned days between May 1 and June 10, 2021 (each Scenario A show will have 1 scheduled time slot for tech rehearsal and filming)

- Location for in person filming: The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal St.)

- Playwrights and Producers are fully responsible for putting up their production (e.g. Director, stage manager, rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, costumes, casting etc.).

- There is a one time, nonrefundable, participation fee. You do NOT need to pay to submit your play, only if you plan to participate in the festival.


Scenario A:

Details:

Participants will film their piece at The Players Theatre in New York City with Rogue Festival staff. They will be assigned a date and time where they will come in for a tech rehearsal and to film their piece that will later be streamed as part of the festival.

Participants will have lighting and sound design done and ready for them on their filming date along with a professional Stage Manager to run all design cues.

Participants will have access to certain set pieces and props at the theater.

Filming will be done from one angle (participants choice) and will be filmed straight through from beginning to end.

Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

Participants will receive:

- Theater space at The Players Theater for one tech rehearsal/filming time

- Professional Designer to design Lighting and Sound

- Professional Stage Manager to run Lighting and Sound Cues

- Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

- Use of predetermined set pieces and props in the theater

- ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue

- 25% of box office sales for your individual show



Scenario B:

Details:

Participants will film their piece remotely and send to Rogue Festival their finished product.

Participants may film their piece on zoom, in their home, on location, in a theater they have access to, or any other way they can SAFELY imagine as long as the quality of the video is acceptable.

Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

Participants will receive:

- Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

- ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue

- 25% of box office sales for your individual show

Entrance requirements:

- 10 minutes to 1 hour long with no intermission (if your piece is longer we WILL consider it for Scenario B)

- It may be a play, musical, improv, stand up comedy, clowning, one person, burlesque, poetry, monologues, song cycle, or dance. If you have something else we’d be thrilled to hear from you too!

- It must be an original work, but having been performed before is totally fine!

Ticket Requirements:

- (10- 30 mins) - Tickets are $10 each.

- (30- 60 mins) - Tickets are $13 each.

- You keep 25% of all box office sales from your individual show


HOW TO SUBMIT!

Please submit your piece (pdf attachment please) to roguetheaterfestival@gmail.com care of Allison. The deadline for all submissions is Thursday, April 1st. We will be reviewing all submissions and contacting selected participants by or before Monday, April 12th. If selected, there will be a one-time participation fee. Scenario A participants ($120) and Scenario B participants ($60). These are non-refundable. Please visit our website www.roguetheaterfestival.com for more information and to get to know us better. Get ready to make a wave with Rogue in 2021!

P.S. Interested in our BRAND NEW Playwright in Residence Program!?

When submitting your piece for Rogue Theater Festival please mention if you would also like to be considered for the Playwright in Residence Program for this season. If so, please also attach a resume for our consideration.

Rogue Theater Festival will be offering three residency opportunities for the 2021 season. Residencies will include:

No participation fee for Rogue Theater Festival, 2021

Four comp tickets for Rogue Theater Festival, 2021

Zoom writing workshop with LA based professional screen and stage writer

Zoom writing workshop with NYC based professional screen and stage writer

Best wishes,
ROGUE THEATER FESTIVAL


roguetheaterfestival.com
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RULE OF 7X7

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7 WRITERS, 7 RULES, 7 PLAYS.

RULE OF 7x7 is an ongoing series that premieres 7 new short plays by 7 writers. For each round of 7x7, each writer devises a rule (such as "Rihanna must be mentioned" or "a back-handed compliment on page two) & then each creates a new short play incorporating ALL 7 rules. Each round of 7x7 features a different set of writers, creative teams, rules & plays. And 7x7 is now a NEW YORK TIMES and TIME OUT NEW YORK highlight for quality virtual content!

Created, hosted & produced by Brett Epstein.

Interested in writing, acting or directing for RULE OF 7x7? E-mail materials to RuleOfShow@gmail.com! *Writers, please submit a 10-minute play of yours that you love, preferably comedic.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Durango Arts 2021 10-Minute Play Contest


Deadline: February 28, 2021

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE
  • Only original plays, never before produced or published, are eligible.
  • Each play should require two to four characters, and minimal props and costumes.
  • The play, exclusive of title and cast description pages, must be no more than ten pages.
  • Authors may submit more than one play.
Authors may choose to make a donation to DAC (suggested minimum donation $10) when they submit their play(s) to the contest. Donations are not necessary and will play no role in the judging.

Donations can be made here: https://durangoarts.z2systems.com/np/clients/durangoarts/donation.jsp

SUBMISSION FORMAT

DO NOT PUT AUTHOR'S NAME, ADDRESS, OR ANY CONTACT INFORMATION ON ANY PAGE OF SCRIPT.

AUTHOR'S NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE and EMAIL should be on a separate page and be downloaded as a SEPARATE FILE, FILE #1!

FILE #2 should be the SCRIPT; again, WITHOUT ANY CONTACT INFORMATION.

The PLAY'S TITLE and PAGE NUMBERS MUST be included on every page of script.

Page 1 should list the cast of characters and a description of the setting.

Page 2 should be the first page of the script. The other pages of the play follow.

** If plays submitted are not in the required format, they will not be entered into the contest and and submission donation is forfeited.

THE JUDGING PROCESS

All plays will be evaluated blindly by a panel of judges. The name and address of the writer will not appear on the scripts received by the judges. (Playwrights are required in "Submission Format" section above to include name and address ONLY on title page, which is removed from script before distributing to judges.)

10 - 20 semi-finalists will be selected. 7 - 10 finalists will be selected from the semi-finalists.

Only the finalists will be notified if their plays have been selected.

Chosen at the Staged Readings in the spring (either live or via Zoom), the 2 winners will receive a full production in the 10-Minute Play Festival in the fall. Monetary prizes may or may not be awarded, depending on submission donation amounts and production costs.

AFTER the Staged Readings, the winners will be posted on the Durango Arts Center website.

All winning plays, finalists, and semi-finalists agree to permit the Durango Arts Center to produce their plays without compensation if the DAC chooses to do so. Author's retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

If a play submitted wins another contest, is produced or is published before the entry deadline, the play will be withdrawn from the contest.

DEADLINE

Plays must be submitted by February 28, 2021. Submission deadline may be extended at DAC's discretion.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Red Eagle Souring seeks short plays by Native playwrights

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Deadline: March 8, 2021 11:59 PM PST

Seattle, Washington

Red Eagle Soaring seeks plays between 10 - 30 minutes written by Native playwrights.

These plays will be performed by Native Youth as part of Red Eagle Soaring's inaugural short play festival in June 2021. The playwright of each selected play will be compensated with a licensing fee of $100 per performance.

For this year's play festival we are excited to focus on the question: Who do you want to be?

Plays can explore any facets of this question or answer. Who do you want to become? What challenges or obstacles are you facing to become that person? When do you want to become that person? Are there other expectations or obligations that wish to define you differently?

Please keep in mind in your submissions that the play will be performed by predominantly youth actors via an online platform like Zoom. We are excited for plays that feature multi-generational casts and stories that young actors can relate to.

Plays must be submitted in either Word or PDF format.

The front page of the script must list:

  • Title of the play
  • Full Name
  • Tribal Affiliation
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number

Submissions are due Monday, March 8 by 11:59 PM PST via email at AD@redeaglesoaring.org

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to AD@redeaglesoaring.org

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the free festival site for voting by viewers. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

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: April 15. 2021. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

Monday, February 22, 2021

L Smith New Play Festival

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Deadline: March 12, 2021 12 noon 

SUBMISSION FORM

Both 10-minute and full length plays can be submitted by Friday, March 12th at noon and five 10-minute plays and one full-length play will be selected for virtual performance; with playwrights being notified by April 1st if their script has been chosen. The festival will take place via Zoom on Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th and in addition to performances, playwright Charly Evon Simpson will give a keynote on Thursday night. Cash prizes will be awarded for the audience favorite 10-minute play and to the playwright of the chosen full-length script.

All scripts should follow standard play formatting and should be submitted as PDFs with contact information on the front page (including email, phone and snail mail address) and only play title and page numbers on the following pages. 10-minute scripts cannot be longer than 10 pages and the full-length play should be between 70-90 pages.

Due to a focus on accessibility, there is no entry fee for the contest. Once the cap of 100 scripts has been reached, submissions will be closed; therefore, no more than 2 submissions per playwright will be read.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Jakespeare Virtual Theatre Company's Summer Shorts Ten-minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 1, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: They apparently had an unmentioned 100 play cap and submitters are being told their work cannot be accepted because the 100 play maximum has been reached.


Before submitting your work(s), please make sure they adhere to the following requirements:

​Please do not submit any plays longer than what would translate to approximately 10 minutes when performed.

While music within a play is possible, we will not consider any musicals.

Your play cannot have been performed virtually before.

You may submit more than one work.

Please submit your play in PDF format only.

Plays must be conducive to the virtual theatre format. The simpler the sets (or not sets at all!) and costumes/effects, the better!

Plays with 3-5 actors is preferred.

Gender and racial flexibility for characters will give your play a better chance of being selected.

We will consider plays from any genre and of any content matter.

Your work will be read by at least 3 panelists.

Once all plays are read, the panel will select --at most -- the top 10 selections.

The selections will be posted on our Facebook page no later than 5/1/21.

The show is scheduled for two performances in July 2021.

To submit your work, please CLICK HERE.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Studio Players Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 2, 2021
or until 300 entries are received

Studio Players, Kentucky’s Oldest Community-Involved Theater, located in Lexington, is proud to announce their Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, to be performed in July 2021. This event is growing yearly, with vibrant public response and Donor/Sponsor support.

We are looking for 7 strong plays to feature so, once again, we are holding a competition. This competition is for 10-minute plays only; it is open to any playwright. There is NO submission fee. The judges will be members of the Studio Players theater community: board members, directors and patrons. The rules are simple and are as follows:

1. Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.

2. The play must be a 10-minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long (dialogue). If it’s a monologue/one-person piece, it should come in under 10 pages).

3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10-page script.

4. To be considered, each script must be received by March 2, 2021. 

5. The contest is open to the first 300 entries received.

6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts and video recording and presentation of their scripts. (Given the ongoing and fluid situation with covid-19, we are planning to offer the Play Fest as a virtual/livestream production. However, this doesn’t change what we’re looking for in terms of script submissions)

That's it! The top 7 scripts (as determined by the judges) will be performed by active members of the Bluegrass theater community. Each play will be a fully realized, virtual production; each performance showing all winning scripts. The 7 Selected playwrights will each receive $200 in prize money.

All entries should be sent to: sweftdart@yahoo.com with "10-min play fest" in the header.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Call for Pirandellian Dramaturgies

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

PSA, the Journal of the Pirandello Society of America (https://www.pirandellosociety.org), seeks submissions of short dramatic pieces (5 to 30 minutes of expected performance time) inspired by the theatre and literary works of Luigi Pirandello, for publication in the next or future issues and potential production. Scripts should be previously unpublished and unproduced.

An essential requirement is that proposed contributions both reinterpret and clearly reference a specific work or more by Pirandello, be it a play, short story, novel, or essay. The connection could take several forms: development or updating of an existing scene/play by Pirandello, background on a character demonstrated through monologue or dialogue, theatre within the theatre, transformation for different media or site-specific performance, dramatization of a prose piece, dialogue between characters from different works, alternative endings, alternative casting, engagement with a contemporary issue, etc.

Accepted scripts will be considered for actual production, either digitally or as staged reading/full performance in the context of a post-pandemic Pirandello festival.

Proposals related to Six Characters in Search of An Author should be e-mailed by March 15, 2021 to psa2017conference@gmail.com and, if accepted, will be published on the next thematic issue (XXXIII, 2020); all others will be scheduled for publication in the following issue (XIV, 2021).

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Central Kentucky Community Theater 10 Minute Play Festival Script Submissions

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Deadline: April 1, 2021 12PM

THEY HAVE MET THEIR SCRIPT CUT-OFF OF 100 - DO NOT SEND

Submission for scripts should adhere to the following guidelines

- Have a run time of 10 minutes

- No more than 3 characters

- Appropriate language and subject matter for all audiences

Submissions need to be submitted no later than

12:00pm April 1st


Submission for scripts should adhere to the following guidelines 
- Have a run time of 10 minutes
- No more than 3 characters 
- Appropriate language and subject matter for all audiences

The top seven submissions will be produced in a readers theatre style. Being recorded and presented virtually throughout the week of May 22-29.

Submissions will be scored in the following areas.

-Originality of concept and story

-Lasting impression and how memorable it is

-Does it make its audience feel some strong emotion

The top seven will then be ranked based on audience response with the top three recieving cash prizes in the following amounts.

First place $100

Second Place $75

Third Place $50

Fourth through seventh will be awarded non monetary prizes. 

All submissions must be sent to  in a .pdf format. Please include "10 minute play" in the subject line of the email.


Good Luck!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Christopher Hewitt Award 2021

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Deadline: June 15, 2021

Magazine is currently accepting entries for the eighth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prize: $75
Entry fee: None
Submission deadline: June 15, 2021
Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Philip F. Clark
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Jay Vithalani
Drama: Bruce Ward

Publication: Winners and named runners-up will be published in upcoming issues of A&U.

How to Submit: Email Word (.doc or .docx files) of your work to Managing Editor Chael Needle by emailing chaelneedle [at] mac [dot] com. Please indicate in the subject line that your submission is for the Christopher Hewitt Award; include your name and genre in the subject line as well. Your name or any other personal identifying information should not appear on your manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, but please submit each separately.
Guidelines: All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Writers may submit more than one work.

Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,200 words or fewer, double-spaced. Reasonable exceptions will be considered.

Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play (1,400-1,600 words, no more than ten pages, Dramatists Guild format). For drama excerpts, include, on a separate page, a synopsis and a full cast of characters.

We reserve the right to excerpt longer pieces for print, in consultation with the author; works in their entirety will be printed on the web.

Rights: We secure first North American serial rights and electronic archival rights (posting on the Web and in digital issues).

If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

2021 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

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Deadline:  March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Young writers with disabilities are invited to submit a 'ten-minute script' of any genre. Scripts may be for theater scripts, musicals, multimedia, video, film, or TV scripts, non-linear scripts, or other writing for performance. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of up to five students that includes at least one student with a disability. A panel of theater professionals selects division winners.

Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations through the creation of fictional characters and settings, writing realistically, metaphorically or abstractly about any topic, including the disability experience.

Writers in the U.S. must be in grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. writers and must have a disability. Please read the eligibility for participation.

One winning piece is chosen in the Primary Division (ages 11-13) and the Junior Divisions (ages 13-15). Winners in these divisions will be featured in press releases and on the Kennedy Center website.

Multiple winners in the Senior Division (grades 10-12 / ages 15-18) will receive exclusive access to participate in professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center. Professional development opportunities will take place virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow. Winners will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals in further development of their own script, as well as participating in networking opportunities.

DEADLINE: The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

*PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES COMPLETELY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS*

Eligibility:

To be eligible to enter the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition applicants must meet the following criteria:

The competition is open to U.S. and international applicants. However, all pieces must be submitted in English; pieces submitted in other languages will not be accepted.

Can be either an individual or group. Co-authorships of up to five students are accepted, but all authors must fulfill eligibility requirements and at least one must be a student with a disability. Co-authors of a piece must be eligible for the same division (i.e. authors of a Primary Division piece must all be enrolled in grades 6-7 or ages 11-13), but do not have to be in the same grade level. The application must include information for all authors.

Entrants must be a student with a disability or an ensemble that includes a student with a disability.

Authors must be students in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalent) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students. Students in grades 6-7 (ages 11-13) apply to the Primary Division, students in grades 8-9 (ages 13-15) apply to the Junior Division, and students in grades 10-12 (ages 15-18) apply to the Senior Division.

Previous applicants are eligible to reapply in subsequent years until they win or age out of the competition. Any applicant (applying as an individual or with a group) may win once in either the Primary or Junior Division, and once in the Senior Division. This means:

Primary Division winners may submit a new piece for consideration to the Senior Division when of age, but may not apply to the Junior Division.

Junior Division winners may submit a new piece for consideration to the Senior Division.

Senior Division winners are not eligible to reapply to the competition.

Senior Division winners must be present for the VSA Playwright Discovery Program professional development events (virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow - specific schedule TBA) in order to be eligible for the award.

If selected as a finalist, applicants are required to provide proof of age and disability, and must be willing to publicly disclose that they have a disability for all materials and public appearances associated with the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition.

Selection Process:

An advisory panel of distinguished professionals and educators will assist with the selection process.

Submission Rules:

All applications must be submitted through the online application form.

Provide a synopsis of your script (up to 250 words) in the provided text box.

To request application materials in a different format, please email vsainfo@kennedy-center.org

Script Rules

Pieces must be submitted in English; pieces submitted in other languages will not be accepted.

All entries that are scripts must be in the ten-minute play format. A ten-minute play is a play with at least two characters. It is not a scene, skit, or sketch. Structurally, it should have a beginning, middle, and end, just as any good one-act or full-length play. Since we only have ten minutes to bring the story full circle, a dramatic conflict should be posed as quickly as possible. The resolution of that conflict is what plays out across the remaining pages. The true success of a ten-minute play is reliant on the writer’s ability to bring an audience through the same cathartic/entertaining experience that a good one-act or full-length play accomplishes. Ten-minutes means eight or nine pages, but certainly no more than ten pages. Read your play out loud to see how long it takes.

Entries may include theater scripts, video, film, or TV scripts, non-linear scripts, writing for performance that does not rely on spoken language, and/or writing that emphasize the use of music, multimedia, puppetry, or audience participation. Since non-verbal entries are accepted, pieces may be submitted as video or audio files if applicable.

Authors may submit only one script, whether under their name, a pseudonym, or as a co-author.

Entries must be original, unproduced, and unpublished at the time of submission. Pieces with previous readings or workshops are acceptable, as long as they were not produced for a paying audience and have not been publicly reviewed.

If an entry includes any material that is copyrighted or otherwise owned or controlled by someone other than the authors (including but not limited to, poetry, music and/or lyrics, characters originally created by others in any medium, and/or stories based on real people and/or other people’s lives) the author shall provide proof of written permission to include such material in the script.

All entries should follow these formatting guidelines:

Include a cover sheet listing the title of the piece and the cast/character list. IMPORTANT: Do not show your name, address, or any identifying information on the cover or any page of your entry.

Typed in 12 point Arial font.

List page numbers on each page of the piece (not counting the cover sheet).

Set the page layout to portrait (no landscape, please)

Before uploading your file, please re-name the file as the TITLE OF YOUR SCRIPT

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

We will receive your application the day that you submit it and you will receive verification of your submission and you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your online application; please check your junk mail folder for this email. If you have not received a confirmation email after 24 hours, please contact us directly at vsainfo@kennedy-center.org.

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Basement Theatre seeks plays

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Deadline: February 14, 2021 at midnight CST

The Basement Theatre a student-run theatre company based in St. Charles, Missouri. Committed to bringing cutting-edge, small scale theatre to our community.

The past 12 months have made us all want to scream a collective, 'D@mn, Sh!t, F*ck!"' What better way to shout this frustrations from the rooftops than a play festival centered around the freedom of expressing these feelings?

We welcome any and all play submissions and highly encourage the submission of material involving the expression of feelings about the past year. A scathing commentary on the 2020? Send it. A catharsis on political issues? We love it. A memoir requiring flying expletives every page? You can cuss us out as much as you'd like.

We request that play or excerpt submissions be no longer than 20 minutes. Submissions are due Feb. 14th by Midnight (CST) You must submit these to TheOfficialBasementTheatre@gmail.com

What's in it for you? Fair question. We are offering a cash prize of $200 for our favorite work which will be selected by a panel of four judges. The top four playwrights will have the opportunity to present their work in a public staged reading over Zoom on Feb. 23rd for all participants, friends, and family to view. This will include a rehearsal with our artistic director and a cast of your choosing (more details to follow pending submission).

The Basement Theatre is an independent, self-produced theatre company striving to create a safe space for experimental work. We look forward to reading your submissions! Any comments, questions, or concerns can be directed to our email provided above.
For more info, visit our Instagram: @theofficialbasementtheatre

Sunday, January 31, 2021

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

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Deadline: February 5, 2021

Boone, NC, USA

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

10-minute plays 

Drama, comedy, tragedy, other 

Cast size: 2-3 

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

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

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

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

Playwrights' information will be displayed on the website. 

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

No royalties will be paid for the plays selected.

Send plays to appstate10minuteplays@gmail.com

Submit in .pdf format

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

Playwrights will be notified of selections in late March

Friday, January 22, 2021

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

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Evanston IL

Deadline: January 30, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Friday, January 8, 2021

Triangle Rainbow Productions Gay Play Fest 2021

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Deadline: January 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

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

The best play only will receive a $300.00 stipend.

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

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

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

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5 seeks short play scripts for publication

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Like its successful predecessors Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5 will be released in June of 2021 to once again celebrate LGBTQ Pride season.

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology is the annual collection of creative literary work by and about LGBTQ+. It includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts up to 7,500 words.

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5 will be published in print & ebook. It will be made available in paperback on Amazon, the Barnes & Noble website, QommunicatePublishing.com and wherever books are sold (available to booksellers and libraries through Ingram.) Ebook versions will be compatible with the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows devices, in addition to PDF and other downloadable formats and web-viewable digital formats.

And watch for Hashtag Queer, Volume 4, out this summer (2020)!

Submission Guidelines

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work to Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol 5. If you have any questions not answered below, please write us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com and we will be happy to answer.

Theme
By and/or about LGBTQ+.
Genres
  • Fiction (including flash non-fiction of 1 page or less).
  • Creative non-fiction & memoir.
  • Poetry.
  • Scripts (including plays and screenplays).

For this book, we are NOT considering
  • Erotica.
  • Work written for children.
Length (all word/page counts are loose)
  • Prose: up to 7,500 words
  • Poetry: Up to 5 pages
  • Scripts: Up to 10 pages

These maximums are recommended but flexible. Please number submissions of longer than 10 pages.
Formats
All submissions must be typed. No handwritten submissions will be accepted.

PLEASE EDIT YOUR WORK.
If you send your submission in, please do NOT mail us your only copy of your work. We can not be responsible for returning submissions.

Multiple Submissions
Multiple submissions (submissions of more than one work) are fine. Send us what you’ve got!
Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions (submitting work you’ve already submitted–or are planning on submitting–elsewhere) are fine too.

Please just be sure that if your submission gets accepted elsewhere, you contact us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com to withdraw it from consideration for Hashtag Queer:

For all anthologies to be published after January 1, 2020, we will no longer be paying $5 per printed page. Instead we will be instituting a royalty system, whereby we share a book’s profits with all of that book’s contributors.
Payment for writers and artists contributing to any anthologies will published will be a split of the net income from sales of that book with the publishers and other contributors, as follows:
Net income = Retail price – costs of printing and distribution
Printing and distribution costs vary depending on which of the two printers/distributors we use (Amazon & Ingram) processed the sale.
Of the net income from each book, the Publishers will keep 50% and the other 50% will be split evenly among all the writers and artists who contributed work to the book. Generally, each of our anthologies have between 14 and 40 contributors.
Because we are a tiny company, royalties will be calculated once per year on the anniversary of the book’s publication date and payments along with documentation of sales will be distributed within 30 days afterward.

If you have already submitted work to us for an upcoming anthology, and you wish to withdraw that piece from consideration due to this change in payment structure, just let us know.

What to Submit
  • Your submission
  • A brief bio telling us something about you and (if applicable) any publishing experience
  • At least one form of contact information (phone number, email, or mailing address. Please do not give a social media account handle as your only form of contact information.
IMPORTANT: Pen names are acceptable. However, for contractual purposes, all submissions must also include the author’s legal name.

Please identify in the subject line or cover letter the publication to which you’re submitting, though keep in mind we may consider your work for other books we publish too if we find them appropriate. 

If you only want your work considered for this one book and no others, please indicate as such.
Where to Submit

Submissions may be emailed to us at: submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com

or mailed to us at:
Qommunity
PO Box 798
Becket, MA 01223

AGAIN, MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED
Submission Deadline
January 31, 2021

Response Time
We do our best to respond to all submissions within 3 months of receiving them. If you haven’t heard from us in that time, please feel free to reach out.

Check out Hashtag Queer, Volume 1 & Hashtag Queer, Volume 2 to see what kinds of work we’ve published already, plus we’re always looking for new voices and perspectives!
Editorial Feedback

Want editorial feedback on your submission? Our Senior Editor Sage Kalmus now offers honest, constructive & respectful editorial feedback on submissions. Learn more here about how to request editorial feedback.

Friday, January 1, 2021

4th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

Deadline: March 1, 2021
or until 200 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

They have met the 200 play limit and are no longer accepting new plays

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its fourth annual Short Play Festival in the Fall, 2021. The submission window opens on January 1, 2021 and closes March 1, 2021, or until 200 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and no restrictions on content.

Workshops, readings, and several previous productions are okay.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit.

As we enter 2021, we are hedging our bets. It’s possible that we’ll be back on the boards by the Fall, producing and performing live theater in front of our wonderful audiences. It’s also possible that live theater will remain elusive, shifting to 2022, and that our offerings will remain virtual for the coming year.

So, your play should be easily adaptable to the Zoom format AND be meant for the stage.

A play with 10 characters, elaborate settings, and a lot of props, isn’t going to work. A play with four or less characters with simple requirements probably will.

Please email to: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

A PDF of your script (PDF’s only) which includes all your contact information. No Bios please.

We’d like the work to speak for itself.

In the past, we’ve requested a $5.00 donation per submission. TASN is non-profit and your tax deductible donations have been used to help defray the cost of producing our Festivals which are dedicated to the development of New Work.

If you’d like to male a donation, our mailing address is :(made payable) to The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA, 01950.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of reading and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold an All-Day Selection Sunday, putting all semi-finalists on their feet. The winners will be announced in summer, 2021, with the top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

This Festival is sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop whose playwrights have been produced at more than 250 venues around the country. This Festival brought to by playwrights, for playwrights, and will be directed and performed by our amazing TASN talent. Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on facebook or go to www.newburyportacting.org for more information.

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