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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, January 18, 2022

Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

Submission via online form at the bottom of the page

Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival is open to any writer ages 18 and over.

A select number of plays will be produced in a professional reading-style performance at Arc Stages.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Plays should be 1 to 10 pages in length, double-spaced
  • There is no restriction on style, subject, or form, except plays should be inspired by the theme of Love
  • Plays should be 1 to 10 pages in length, double-spaced.
  • There is no restriction on style, subject, or form, except plays should be inspired by the theme of love.
  • Collaborations are permitted.
  • Plays must be typed, in dialogue format.
  • Please submit plays in PDF format.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

TEDxAsburyPark seeking short original plays

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Deadline: January 20, 2022

In its 10th season, TEDxAsburyPark is broadening its commitment to ideas by seeking short original plays to be produced and directed at the Two River Theater Red Bank NJ as part of the April 30, 2022 TEDxAsburyPark all-day production of Joy.

JOY is the theme. Any aspect of Joy is fair game. Bliss, ecstasy, happiness, contentment, sensuality, altered awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, loss of joy, anti-joy. Plays must have a running time of less than 15 minutes, involve a small cast and be suitable for a simple stage production. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded.

Submissions link is here:
https://tedxasburypark.submittable.com/submit/3471dd84-c8ac-42d1-b2c2-873f47674f49/joy-plays-2022

The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees, to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast. 

The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has had over 6 million views. If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on YouTube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates. Casting will be an open call with director, and the playwright is free to invite actors as part of the process.

 Important: We can only review small cast plays between 10 and 20 minutes in length. 

Submissions will be evaluated on originality, an idea worth spreading, language, and suitability for virtual production

With appreciation of your work, Brian Smiga, John Orefice, and the TEDxAsburyPark team more info:
tedxasburypark.com

Thursday, January 13, 2022

METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE EAST VILLAGE CHRONICLES, VOLUME 17

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Deadline: January 21, 2022

Now in our 30th season, Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse is accepting submissions for its 17th presentation of East Village Chronicles, a festival of new one-act plays inspired by the diverse population, culture, and history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. There is an honorarium of $100 for each script accepted for production.

THEME
Plays must pertain specifically, even if not exclusively, to the character, reputation, and/or history of the East Village and/or Lower East Side neighborhoods of Manhattan. Creative responses to this broad theme are encouraged, but plays that do not address the neighborhood’s history and/or character will not be considered.

DEADLINE
Scripts must be received by January 21, 2022.
Chosen scripts will be announced by March 15, 2022.

SUBMISSION DETAILS
Emailed submissions are highly preferred, and should be sent to Amanda Vincenti at EVC17@metropolitanplayhouse.org.
Emailed scripts must be in PDF format.

Alternatively, printed scripts may be mailed to:
Metropolitan Playhouse
East Village Chronicles
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009

SCRIPT FORMAT REQUIREMENTS
Please ensure pages are numbered, and please include the following:
A cover sheet, with playwright’s name and contact information.
A production history, if any.

LENGTH
Running time should be from 10 to 30 minutes.

PRODUCTION SPECIFICS
Artistic Staff
Plays will be directed by directors engaged by Metropolitan Playhouse.
Directors will have final say in casting of each play; however, playwrights’ suggestions and input are greatly appreciated.

Venue
Performances will be rehearsed and performed live for six performances in the theater’s home: a ¾-thrust, 51 seat theater on East Fourth Street.

In the event that pandemic restrictions do not allow for live performances at that time, rehearsals and performances will take place virtually, in consideration of COVID-19 safety measures. Actors perform in remote locations, brought together via conferencing software (such as Zoom), and the performance is streamed one time, live, to the theater’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. A recording of the live performance remains available for four days on these two platforms.

Performance dates (subject to change):
Plays will be presented over the weekends of June 16 - 26, 2022

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS
Any questions may be directed to Amanda Vincenti by email at: EVC17@metropolitanplayhouse.org or the theatre’s main phone: 212-995-8410.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES

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Deadline: January 21, 2022 at 12 midnight

Troy Foundry Theatre (Troy, NY) is currently accepting submissions of new plays for the 2022 February sessions of the DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES, which is dedicated to the support and development of new playwrights and new work. The selected plays will be presented in staged reading format with the possibility of consideration for a full production. Please see below for details and submission directions.

2022 FEBRUARY SESSION: VISUAL ART AND THEATRE

We’re calling for submissions of new plays or devised pieces of work in which visual art is a central theme; this includes works having to do with the process of creating visual art, the world of visual art or having to do with the life and/or process of visual artists. We are only accepting submissions for works that have never been produced. 

Seeking scripts of any length.

Submissions for the FEBRUARY session will be accepted until 12am midnight on FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022. 

 The selected readings will take place in two sessions on Monday February 21 and Monday February 28, 2022 at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY with a full cast and director.


To submit your work email to tftsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: 2022_FEBDDM _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PLAY. 

Please include a short playwright’s bio, a production history of the piece, and a copy of the play in PDF or WORD doc format. 

Due to the large volume of plays we receive, you may only hear back from us if your play is selected for reading. To learn more about Troy Foundry Theatre visit www.troyfoundrytheatre.com.

https://www.facebook.com/TroyFoundryTheatre/

https://www.instagram.com/troyfoundrytheatre/

The Michael and Joan Kornblit 10-minute Playwriting Competition offered by Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

SUBMIT HERE

Mothers in the Bible: Smart Women, Tough Choices

Requesting monologues and/or one-acts from playwrights around the globe dealing with Mothers in the Hebrew Bible.

All entries must be under 10 minutes. Anything that reads longer than 10 minutes will not be considered.

Limit three submissions per playwright.

Those selected for production will each receive a $100 prize.

Selected pieces will be announced by March 15, 2022.

Selected pieces will have works professionally performed in salon-style productions on April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. in Oklahoma City (venue TBD).

Plays will be chosen by blind submission committee.

As we usher in Mothers’ Day 2022, Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma (JTO) invites playwrights to take a reverent but realistic view of some of the greater and lesser-known mothers in the Hebrew Bible. While it’s simple to see mothers as beacons of goodness, nurturers, and dedicated followers of God, sometimes mothers need to break bonds, commit sins, and even rebel against God.

In our first “Mother’s in the Bible” festival, “Smart Women, Tough Choices,” JTO asks playwrights to explore the complexities of motherhood through stories about the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures of mothers that fill the pages of the Hebrew Bible.

Here are just a few examples of possible topics:

· Was it strength that led Sarah to exile Hagar and Ishmael or jealous insecurity?

· Lot’s daughters seduced their father to become mothers. What are the implications?

· Tamar chose to dress like a prostitute and seduce Judah. Ends justify the means?

· What might a conversation between Moses and his mother, Jochebed, have sounded like?


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks 10-minute audio plays from veterans

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Deadline: July 3, 2022

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute audio 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
  • 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.

Plays:

  • Must be a completed play, ten (10) minutes or less in length; Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service
  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, 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. (Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are permitted).
  • 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, 2022. 

(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.

The competition winner:

  • Will receive a $1000 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where Winner will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The second-place finalist:

  • Will receive a $750 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The third-place finalist:

  • Will receive a $500 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The fourth-place through tenth-place finalists:

  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where finalists will have the opportunity to submit their plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

Founded in February 2021 in Cornwall, NY, Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is a creative hub that brings talented veteran writers and professional New York-based artists under one roof to create compelling live theater and events.

Website: https://vetrep.org/. You can follow us at https://www.instagram.com/vetreptheater/ and https://www.facebook.com/veteransrepertorytheater to see our latest events and updates.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Native Voices: 12th Annual Short Play Festival

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

*Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theatre by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

**Please also note our new submission deadlines! We have reformatted our season so that the Short Play Festival will be performed in March, the Playwrights Retreat and Festival will remain in June, and our main production will rehearse in September with performances in October.
Short Plays

TRICKSTER : Coyotes, Rabbits, and Ravens, Oh My!

Many Native stories involve a Trickster, a cunning, crafty, clever, mischief-making being who often teaches humankind how to be while embodying what not to be. A Trickster is the ultimate disrupter. They can be charming, witty, funny, harsh, critical, but they have a truth to share with us if we only listen. And if we don’t listen? Well, they will find a way whether we like it or not.

We promise: this isn't a trick! For our 2022 Short Play Festival, we invite you to tell a story inspired by a Trickster. These plays can be funny, sad, triumphant, or anything in between. The only rule: they must be 10 minutes long. They also must incorporate the theme "Trickster" (see? I tricked you! I said there was one rule but there's actually two!)

Plays chosen to participate in the 12th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting award – a $1,000 cash prize!!

Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome, and unique theatricality is a must.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

5th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

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THEY HAVE MET THEIR 240 PLAY LIMIT - DO NOT SUBMIT

Deadline: February 1, 2022
(or until 240 plays have been received)

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA (TASN) is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its Fifth Annual Short Play Festival outdoors and over two weekends, August, 2022.

Our submission window opens on January 1, 2022 and closes on February 1, 2022, or until 240 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and there are no restrictions on content. Workshops, readings, and several previous productions are A-OK.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit and each of our six winning

Playwrights will receive a $50.00 stipend.

As we enter 2022, it’s likely that we’ll be on the outdoor-boards in August, producing and performing live theater in front of our wonderful audiences. But there’s a small chance that live theater will fall victim to variants and that we switch to a virtual offering. Either way, this show will go on.

So, your play should be meant for the stage AND be easily adaptable to the Zoom format. A play with 10 characters, elaborate settings, and a lot of props, isn’t going to work. A play with five or less characters with simple technical requirements probably will.

Email: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

Please submit a PDF version of your script (PDF’s only please, no exceptions) which includes all of your contact information. No Bios please. We’d like the work to speak for itself.

TASN is a 501c3 non-profit and your tax deductible donations are used to help defray the cost of producing our Festival which is dedicated solely to supporting and producing New Work. If you’d like to make a donation, checks made payable to: The Actors Studio of Newburyport, can be mailed to: The Tannery Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA 01950. Also, donations may be made via this PayPal link.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of readings and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold our All-Day Selection Sunday Extravaganza, putting all semi-finalists on their feet. The six winners will be announced in June, 2022, 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.

Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on Facebook or go to https://www.newburyportacting.org/ for more information.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2022

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2022”

Sundog Theatre’s 20th annual presentation of new and original,
one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.
Since it is our 20th anniversary, the themes are “celebration” or “anniversary”.

Writing Guidelines:

–Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.

–10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry.

–Set in contemporary time period. Strong priority will be given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting.

–Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

–No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

–Humor, if appropriate, is welcome.

Submission Guidelines:

—Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and contacts), and the name of the play on each page to Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2022”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

–Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, 70-word bio, and full author resume.

–Plays must be in our hands from now until no later than December 31, 2021. Latest postmark we will accept is December 24.

–Please do not submit plays electronically.

–Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org. Susan Fenley, Producer

>>5 – 6 plays will be chosen; writers will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five March 2022 performances in Staten Island.<<

Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2022.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Submissions are now open for the Theatre Southwest - Readers' Theatre Matinee

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Deadline: January 5, 2022 by 11:59 PM

General guidelines are listed below and are subject to change.

Approximately 8-12 selected plays will be read and voted on by the attending audience. One $100 prize will be awarded to the play voted on as audience favorite.

General guidelines

Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.

Monologues and one person plays are not accepted.

All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter).

All plays should be 5 to 10 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 4-11 pages, excluding title page).

Plays should be conducive to Readers' Theatre with simple stage directions and a story expressed mostly through dialogue, not action.

Submission guidelines

Scripts are accepted via U.S. mail or email. If using U.S. mail entry must be postmarked by Jan. 5, 2022. If emailed sent by 11:59 p.m. on the same date (1/5/22). Scripts will not be returned.

Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information, as well as a list of characters and a brief synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.

ALL mailed in scripts should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

Mail entries to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-RTM

Or Email to:
mimiholloway@gmail.com

Sunday, December 19, 2021

South Street Players 11th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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Deadline: January 2, 2022, 11:59 pm

Spring Lake, NJ

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).

South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 11th Annual  Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place March 18-20, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Carlow Little Theater International Playwriting Competition 2022

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Deadline: December 20, 2021 at midnight

SUBMISSION FORM

Carlow, Ireland

The competition is open to all writers over 18 years old, both members and non-members, local and international. The play submitted must be in English and be an original work of the entrant that has not yet been published, nor performed on stage previously, nor received any awards previously. No entry fee is required.

The script length / duration of the play should not exceed 20 minutes.

Scripts are to be sent electronically to Carlow Little Theatre Society, by emailing them tocarlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the subject header of ‘2021/22 Playwriting Competition’, along with fully completed entry form attached to the email. 

Note that the entrant’s name should appear only on the entry form and not on the scripts.

DEADLINE: the deadline for entry is midnight of Monday 20th December 2021.

The 3 finalist plays selected for rehearsed readings will be announced on Friday 4th February 2022, with the entrants also contacted directly.

Two independent adjudicators will judge the final three scripts prior to the rehearsed readings. The rehearsed readings of the three finalist plays are then planned to be streamed on Saturday 19th February 2022. Online voting will begin as this stream finishes and this online vote will remain open until 23:59 on Monday 21st February 2022. The online votes will count for 34% of the final total with the remaining 66% split between the two adjudicators. 

The overall outright winner of the competition will be announced on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, with a monetary prize of €500 for 1st place, €300 for 2nd place and €200 for third place kindly sponsored by local marketing and call centre company, Maven TM.

Playwrights are asked to read the guidelines below before submitting their play for consideration:
  • Each play should have a running time of up to 20 minutes. As a guide, use the format: 1 page equals approximately 1 minute of performance time.
  • Script formats are not strict and can take a variety of forms. However, it must be clearly formatted and the recommended format is 12pt, double-spaced, Times New Roman.
  • Plays should be sent as doc (Word) or PDF, via email only. We do not accept hard copy.
  • Each script should be numbered, with the title of the play at the top of each page.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear on the script.
  • All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The script should not have been published, performed previously or be scheduled for performance or have received any awards previously.
  • The play should not be an excerpt from a longer work.
  • We do not accept adaptations.
  • Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT), Monday 20th December 2021.
  • Entries are to be sent by email to carlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the Subject Header of ‘2021/22 Playwriting Competition’.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by the fully completed entry form. The entry form can be downloaded directly from HERE.
  • Entry to the competition provides Carlow Little Theatre Society with permission and rights to perform all received plays in a rehearsed reading. A recording of the rehearsed readings will then be streamed online and will remain on Carlow Little Theatre Society's social media for a period of no more than seven days thereafter.
  • Selected finalist writers are asked, but not required, to be available for communications with the director assigned to their play, either via electronic communication, phone or in person meetings. The director retains the final artistic control over each plays' production but all efforts will be made to engage with the writers wishes where possible.
  • Alterations to the scripts (only with the expressed consent of the writer), will be permitted during rehearsals up to seven days prior to the streaming of the rehearsed reading. After this point, a final script will be sent to the independent adjudicators.
  • The online votes will account for 34% of the final total. The remaining 66% will be split between two independent judges, who will adjudicate on the scripts only and not the rehearsed readings.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Short Play & Musical Festival - LUV 2022

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Deadline: December 15, 2021

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

DATES & LOCATIONS:

February 10th-27th, 2022

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012 - 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),

5 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY: Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length. Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

THEME: "LUV" Make it sweet or sexy - Luv is Luv!

All plays submitted must be centered on and revolve around this theme.

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host (us) provides theatre, technicians, marketing and box office.

2) If selected, there is a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages

Submissions open: October 7, 2021 Submissions close: December 15, 2021

Play selection announced soon thereafter.

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival - This is a sample of what you would receive IF your play is accepted - please DO NOT sign & send this sample.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Rockford New Words 2022 is seeking new 10 minute works

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

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

THEME: WORDS ON WOMAN

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

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


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

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

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

Have questions? words@wssr.org

Friday, November 26, 2021

NEW VENTURE PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 - 10-minute plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 5PM

SUBMISSION FORM

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

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

Winners will be announced March 30, 2022.

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

The theme for the plays is The Illusion of Time

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

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

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

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

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

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

No exceptions or phone calls, please.

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

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

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

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

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

Topic: 

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

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

No complicated costume or lighting requirements. 

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

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

Each monologue writer will be paid $25. 

Submission Guidelines: Deadline is Dec. 31, 2021. 

Please limit your submission to one play/monologue. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Questions? Email kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com 


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

365 Women A Year: a playwriting project

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

CLAIMS ARE OPEN FOR 2021!

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

Below you will find:

-Directions to Participate

-FAQs

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


DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:

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

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

2021 CLAIM FORM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alphabetical:

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

Key Words/Occupation:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ANSWERS TO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

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

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

*Plays are due Dec 31st of 2021

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

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

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

*Yes, we plan to do this every year.

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

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

Saturday, November 6, 2021

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

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

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


ALL PLAYWRIGHTS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted:

• You MUST submit two copies of your script.

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

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

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

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

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


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH OUR ON-LINE ENTRY FORM

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

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

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

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


ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

• The play should have simple technical requirements.

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


WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS

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

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Harper Productions: The Fright Before Christmas

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Deadline: November 7, 2021

We’re looking for six original short horror plays to be performed at The Space this December 11th.

The night will be MC'd by drag queen extraordinaire, Lady Aria Grey, and each performance will be judged by our panelists and the audience (and, yes, there will be prizes!).

The stories we’re looking for must be:
  • Maximum 10 minutes long
  • Maximum 4 people (this includes cast & crew)
  • Original ideas and a previously unproduced piece
  • Based in the UK
  • Only one submission per writer/team
  • Submissions must be sent as a word document or PDF 

Submit entries via this Google form

Submissions must be completed by the 7th of November at the stroke of midnight!

We want plays that are new. Plays that are experimental. Plays that are inventive. But most of all, we want plays that will terrify beyond our wildest nightmares!

Best of luck and we will see you soon!

If you have any questions about the event, the space or your submissions, please don't hesitate to send them to contact@dansemacabreproductions.co.uk or harpyproductioncompany@gmail.com

Sunday, October 31, 2021

2022 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

Produced by the Over Our Head Players

At Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre (Wisconsin)

The Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival is a festival of original comedies that run 10 minutes or less. Submitted scripts will be judged by the Snowdance Selection Committee. A selection of scripts will be chosen for production during the Snowdance Festival in the winter of 2022. 

Due to COVID-19, the exact dates and format are subject to change. Audiences attending Snowdance performances will have the ability to vote for the production they enjoyed the most. 

 The votes will be tallied throughout the five-week festival run, and the Snowdance “Best in Snow” will be awarded to the winning playwright after the final performance on a date to be determined. Cash award of $500.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $200.00 awarded to second place and $100 for third place.

* Through November 1st - Call for scripts.

* November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.

* Winter of 2022 – Expected run of festival performances.

* immediately after final performance - Announcement of “Best in Snow.”

** Should circumstances prevent a safe production of a 2022 Snowdance®, the chosen finalists will be re-considered for the following year OR for another production format, with the playwright’s consent.

#1- Competition is open to original 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Submission is considered to be approval to produce the piece without royalty if selected for production in the Snowdance® Festival. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered.

#2- Plays must run 10 minutes or less. A rule of thumb - 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) of single spaced, average dialogue will total about 90 seconds. Please time pieces prior to submission.

#3- Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2021.

#4- Manuscripts must be on standard 8-1/2” x 11” paper, cleanly typed and securely bound. Scripts should follow standard format. (Check any scriptwriting book in your library)

#5 – Plays can have a cast of 1 to 3 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a comedy festival.

#6- The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list, set requirements, and a 1 to 3 sentence synopsis of the play.

#7 –Submit one (1) copy of your script.

#8 - Send scripts to: SNOWDANCE

C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Alternatively, entries may be sent by email to snowdance318@gmail.com.

#9 - Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at (262) 632-6802 or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com.

* Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

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