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Monday, September 16, 2019

Theatre Southwest 15th Annual Reader's Theatre

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 Reader's Theatre with simple stage directions and a story expressed through dialogue, not action.


Submission guidelines

  • Scripts are accepted via mail only (no email, no PDFs) and must be postmarked by (October 21, 2019). Scripts are not 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 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-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-RTM

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Raven Short Play FESTIVAL

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Raven Short Play Festival is an original short-play competition hosted by the Raven Players of Healdsburg, California.

THEME:  for the first festival THEME is “Love Bites” original works that generally focus on the joy, heartbreak, humor and/or tragedy of any type of love

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  October 15, 2019
FESTIVAL DATES:  2/28, 2/29 AND 3/1/20 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater

PRIZES: Winners will receive $100 prize; 2 free festival tickets; recognition in festival program ad publicity

NUMBER OF PLAYS IN FINAL PRODUCTION: There will be 15 plays in the final Festival Production

LENGTH:  10 to 20 pages in length (max 20 minutes in duration)

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions made be made by anyone who wishes to submit, from anywhere in the world.  Up to three plays per playwright may be submitted

FEES:  no submission fees to playwrights

LANGUAGE:  plays must be submitted in English

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted via  http://rpat.org/index.php?p=34  IMPORTANT:  please include cover page with the Title of play, but NOT name of playwright. No Footers/headers with playwright’s name

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit up to three plays.

SPECS: Original works only. Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes or theatrical effects.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals

REVIEW PROCESS
There will be three steps in the selection review process.  Identities of playwrights will be hidden from the review committee to ensure equal opportunities

1. All plays will be reviewed by Festival administration to ensure qualification.  

2. First round of reviews by Semi-finalists Selection Committee which will result in selection of 30 semi-finalist plays  

3. Second round to Final Review Committee to select 15 plays

PRODUCTION: The festival will produce 5 plays per performance, each play will receive one performance

TIMELINE:

-  Open field for submissions:  9/15/19.   MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN 10/15/19

-  Final Winner selections announced:  by 12/15/19
-  Casting/rehearsals for production:  begin 1/2/20

-  Festival Production dates: 2/28, 2/29 and 3/1/20

Avante Garage Theatre Company seeks 10-minute plays

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The award winning Avante Garage Theatre Company announces their next ambitious project - "WORD POWER! Impolite Poems, Plays and Power Ballads of Protest!" This three-performance special engagement will consist of a collection of poems, short stories, 10 minute (or shorter) plays and songs that demonstrate the frustrations that many Americans are having right now with the state of our country and the world at large.

The Avante Garage is soliciting submissions from American Playwrights, Poets, Writers and Composers to be considered for this project. They are looking for new material of all varieties but special consideration will be given to pieces that are comedic in nature. Creators will retain copyright ownership of all materials chosen for these performances.

They are also looking for actors, singers and oral interpreters to perform these protest pieces. If you'd like to perform your own piece and are either located in Los Angeles or can travel to LA on your own dime, please indicate such in your submission. There is no compensation for writers or actors for these special performances as all profits will be donated to National Not For Profits that are fighting to make our country and the world a safer, more just place for ALL Americans. (They are currently considering The ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center and EarthJustice.)

This inaugural event of what promises to be an annual tradition will be held in Los Angeles, CA in mid November 2019. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019.

Please make all submissions in pdf format following generally accepted script formatting. For original songs, please include either a mp3 file or a link to a recording of the song. Actors should submit headshots and resumes.

To submit your original work to "Word Power!" Please email all materials along with a short bio and a short statement about what specifically your piece is protesting to avantegarage@gmail.com. For more information about The Avante Garage Theatre Company, please visit avantegarage.com.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespianarium 10-MINUTE RADIO PLAY HORROR SHOW

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DEADLINE September 15th at the stroke of midnight.

Submission Guidelines:

Submissions must be specific to the Horror genre.
Gothic, Supernatural, Non-Supernatural - whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD!

ALL SUBMISSIONS MUST ADHERE TO THE FOLLOWING:

Short Plays - No more than 10 minutes in length.
Short stories - No more than 5 minutes in length.
Poetry - No more than 2 minutes in length.

Five Actors or Less – This does not mean five characters or less, it simply means
your short play, story, or poem must be able to be performed by a maximum of five actors.

NO STAGE DIRECTIONS – While this may seem obvious given our “radio” format, it is important to remember that your play is conveyed through the dialogue, music, and sound effects.

Please do not submit recorded radio plays, stories or music.

We are not accepting produced radio plays.

Multiple submissions are acceptable, as long as you follow the guidelines listed above.

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Please send your submissions (or questions) to:
submissions@smallfishradio.com

Please follow us on Facebook for news of our next call for submissinos.

https://www.facebook.com/SmallFishRTT

Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium produces portable theatre for the ear. Since 2012 we’ve produced  over 30 podcasts featuring the work of over 50 artists from around the world. We’ve recorded live at  Chicago Fringe, Chicago Dramatists, The Biograph at Victory Gardens Theatre, and Simon's Tavern in Andersonville.

Small Fish Radio Theatre was a top-featured podcast on Atlanta Fringe Audio for four years running.
Whether recorded before a live audience or in the studio, our podcasts are offered for free here
on iTunes and via our website - smallfishradio.com.

23rd One Act Festival - Ten Below

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The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase 10-minute original plays.

NOTE:  We will accept previously produced scripts EXCEPT those which had full productions in the state of Ohio.

Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 23rd Annual One Act Festival — Ten Below in April, 2020 at The Fine Arts Association. 

Submission deadline is Tuesday, October 1, 2019.   

Only ONE 10-minute submission will be accepted per playwright. Submit your favorite!  The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions.   Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between January 13-24, 2020.  The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There are no submission fees for this Festival. There will be no monetary stipend for plays produced in the Festival. 
Festival Submission Guidelines
  • 10-minute play submissions must be original by the playwright.  Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, in the state of Ohio prior to submission will not be accepted. 10-minute plays produced out of the state of Ohio will be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.
  • Limit of ONE play may submitted by each playwright.  
  • Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages.  Play should run in the 10 minute range.  Longer submissions will not be considered.
  • Scripts may be comedy and drama.  Not open to musicals.  No more than 6 characters.
  • Simple set and costumes needs and minimal technical requirements.   Only basic furniture and minimal props available for the production.
  • Plays must be submitted with a title page listing the following contact and bio information: 
  • Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.
  •  International submissions are welcome.  All scripts must be in English.
  • All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.
  • E-mail Guidelines: 
  • Submissions may be e-mailed to ahedger@fineartsassociation.org.  E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Tuesday, October 1, 2019 to be considered.
  • Preferred document format:  Microsoft Word or .PDF files ONLY.  No other formats will be accepted.

Mailing Guidelines:


Mail submission to:   
Ann Hedger,
Ten Minute Plays,
The Fine Arts Association,
38660 Mentor Avenue,
Willoughby, Ohio 44094
Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 1, 2019 to be considered for the Festival.

Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a title page containing full contact and bio information as outlined above.

Scripts will not be returned.  Scripts not selected will be shredded then recycled.
Selection & Notification Information:

-        Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion.  All decisions are final.

-        All submitting playwrights will receive an email notification upon receipt of their scripts.  Notification of final decisions will be made by e-mail between January 13-24, 2020.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

QUEER SCARE VI

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare VI, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.   
Requirements:
  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about Halloween, the supernatural or scary from a Gay perspective.
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Deadline for submissions is Oct 3, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

To Submit:

send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
only put the name of your script on the subject line
For more information call 614-285-2515. 

Guidelines for writing a good short play:
  • Engage your audience quickly by getting to the conflict immediately.
  • Surprise the audience; don't rely on cliches.
  • Make the audience laugh or become emotional.
  • Create vivid characters.  Give them names. Naming your characters "Man" and "Woman" usually means your characters are not fully developed.
  • Show, don't tell.
  • Be original.
  • Limit your play to 3-4 characters.
  • The situation should be compelling.
  • Communicate non-verbally.
  • Make use of the space and props.
  • Don't be afraid to be shocking.

Snowdance 2020

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OOHP accepting submissions now through November 1st 2019

Over Our Head Players is accepting submissions for the "2020 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival," now through November 1. "Snowdance®" entry is open to original 10 minute or shorter comedies for the stage. 

Winning entries will be performed together in one theatre presentation by the OOHP Snowdance ensemble at Sixth Street Theatre for five weeks beginning January 31, 2020. The entire Snowdance production will be presented 24 times during the run. At each performance, audience members can vote for their favorite individual comedy; the audience favorites will earn cash prizes for the playwright. 

Entries may be sent to 

SNOWDANCE, 
c/o Sixth Street Theatre, 
318 Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403. 

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

Rules for the Snowdance Comedy Competition, which is open to everyone without age or geographic restriction, are relatively simple. In summary, competition is open to unpublished, 10 minute or shorter comedies free of royalty and copyright restrictions. 

Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered. Entries must be postmarked by November 1, 2019. 

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 and a one- to three- sentence synopsis of the play. 

Plays can have a cast of one to five characters; plays should be easily staged, avoiding elaborate set requirements. 

Through November 1st - Call for scripts.
November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.
January 31 – March 1, 2020 - Run of festival performances.
March 1, 2020 (immediately after final performance) - Announcement of "Best in Snow."

To enter a script, please follow these steps:
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.

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. Read it out loud - time it – test it – and re-write if need be.

Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2019.

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)

Plays can have a cast of 1 to 5 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a 'COMEDY FESTIVAL'.

The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) 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.

Submit one (1) copy of your script.
Send scripts to:
SNOWDANCE
C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

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.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Tree City Playhouse 10-Minute Play Competition

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No fee for those with  current Dramatist Guild membership card

 Rules

Cash awards of $150 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place will be presented.
Winning plays will be produced by Tree City Playhouse.

To enter please send the following items to the address below:
1. Completed entry form
2. Bio of the playwright(s) – must be 100 words or less
3. Play synopsis including character descriptions
4. Three copies of the script
5. $5 entry fee or copy of current Dramatist Guild membership card
 (checks should be made out to SCAC)  

Mail to: Keith Ramsdell 
Tree City Playhouse  
10-Minute Play Competition
5725 Main Street 
Sylvania, OH 43560

Competition Rules:

1. The competition is open to all playwrights 18 years of age and older. Only one play per
playwright may be entered per year. Plays may be co-written by more than one playwright,
but the names of all playwrights must appear on the entry form.

2. Entries must be one-act stage plays with performance times of 8 to 12 minutes. Full-length
plays, musicals, children’s plays, film and TV scripts, and plays previously entered in this
competition are ineligible.

3. Submissions are restricted to original dramatic works – no adaptations – that have not been
previously published or submitted to this playwriting competition.

4. While all reasonable care will be taken, Tree City Playhouse and SCAC do not assume any
responsibility for lost, misplaced or damaged scripts.

5. There are no restrictions on genre or theme.

6. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization and dialogue. Preference  
will be given to plays with 2 to 4 characters, limited staging requirements, and content/language
sensitive to the “family-friendly” value of Tree City Playhouse. The decisions of the judges are
final. No critiques will be given, and no scripts will be returned.

7. Tree City Playhouse will produce the winning plays royalty-free during its 2019 Festival of
10-Minute Plays. This includes the right to make rehearsal copies of the script, to use the title
of the play and the author’s name in publicity and promotion, and to videotape the play for
archival purposes. The playwright will receive a program and DVD from the production.
All future production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.

8. The deadline for entries is a postmark of October 15, 2019. Late scripts will not be
accepted, and revisions cannot be made once a script has been submitted.

Formatting Instructions:
  1. To ensure anonymity during the judging process, no personal information should appear anywhere on the submitted script. The entry form will contain this information.
  2. All scripts should be printed on 8-1/2” x 11” white paper, typewritten on one side only and submitted in acceptable play manuscript format. Each copy should be bound with a staple. Pages must be numbered, and the name of the play should appear on each page.
  3. The entry form, bio, synopsis and fee or copy of DG card should be clipped together.
More Information:

Please contact Keith Ramsdell at keith@sylvaniaarts.org with any questions you may have.

You may also visit us on the web at www.sylvaniaarts.org/treecityplayhouse

Tree City Playhouse 10-Minute Play Competition Entry Form Online

Friday, August 30, 2019

Denizens Theater Company seeking ten minute submissions

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The Denizens Theater Company, an ensemble formed by two diverse women in 2017, is seeking original submissions for their upcoming night of staged one-acts and readings.

The theme of the show (and the season) is Loyalty.

Breakdown/Prompt:
 What does it mean to be loyal? To be true?
True to self, true to loved ones, history, beliefs, leaders?
What does it take? And what happens when it’s gone?

Our season arc will explore the strengths and weaknesses of the things⁠ to which we pledge allegiance.

We are specifically looking to explore Loyalty through the lens of:
Family, Love, Change (or lack thereof), Pretending, Race, Art,  and Politics.

Scenes must be 10 minutes or less and feature at least one woman.

Writers, when submitting, please note if you would prefer to direct your piece.

Please  ​Email your materials to DenizensTheaterCo@gmail.com

Thank you! 

Friday, August 23, 2019

Women's Writes Festival (UK)

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The first Women's Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday 29th September!
If you're interested in getting involved as a Playwright then read on....

Women’s Writes PLAYWRIGHT information

About Women’s Writes

Women’s Writes is a festival of new writing showcasing female
voices. The aim of the evening is to promote female identifying playwrights and stories with female driven narrative.

What to submit

We’re looking for plays about complex, intricate female characters who don’t stick to any of those boring archetypal forms. Women who are intelligent, courageous, fallible and complex. Your piece will be female driven narrative, although characters of all genders are welcomed.
You can submit either a 10 minute extract from a larger piece of work or a 10 minute short play.

**Submission Deadline; 24th of August! **

Please keep in mind that there will be no set or props provided, so keep things simple. Best to stick to the bare minimum of props, or to things the directors/actors can easily source themselves. It’s best also to stick to casts of fewer than three/four.

There will be a basic tech set up for minimal sound and lighting but each play will only have a short slot to tech their play - so don’t give them anything too fancy to deal with. Stick to basic lighting and sound.

How to submit

Send your 10 minute play or 10 minute extract over to; womenswritesfest@gmail.com along with
a brief (less than 100 word) synopsis and a little bit of information about you!

What happens next?

If your short is included in Women’s Writes then it will be paired with a director and cast to rehearse.

Where is it?

The first Women’s Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday the 29th of September. The day will consist of two performances. The first show will begin at 5pm and the second show will begin at 8pm.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts for young audiences

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Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) with strong female characters that are geared toward young audiences (under 12).

Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, that do not require complicated sets or costumes and that fit our mission.

This is open to playwrights in any geographic area.

NO FEE.

Selected plays will be produced as part of a festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner in early February.

Electronic submissions only, please.

Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable) and full script to Maria Burnham at scripts@ghostlightensemble.com.

Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Script Submission: [play name] - [playwright name]

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.

Monday, August 19, 2019

THE NYC AUDIO THEATER WRITING CONTEST

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Hosted by Jason Hewett
www.jasonhewett.com

Cash Prizes & Full Production of Your Script

1st Place Winner - $200

Finalist - $100

Semi Finalist - $50

Seeking scripts for Audio Theater up to 10 minutes long

Any Genre; Comedy Preferred

Strongest consideration will be given to ensemble cast pieces that are funny, adventurous, and action packed.

The perfect blend would be a workplace comedy combined with light fantasy/scifi, and action and adventure.

For example, take Community, Parks and Rec, and/or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and combine with Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR, etc.

Other good titles to mimic:

Archer, Deadpool, Ghostbusters, Monty Python: The Holy Grail.

Yes, non-audio theater plays will be considered

You are welcome to submit a story, script, etc. that wasn’t originally written for audio and we can adapt it… but strong preference will be given to stories that are already written for audio.

-Profanity is fine, but it might be bleeped out for comedic effect

Qualification Checklist

Before submitting, make sure your story satisfies the following criteria


-My script is 100% original and does not infringe on any copyright

-My script is roughly 10-15 pages long (shorter is fine)

-My story is suited for dramatization, it is not a documentary or interview

-My story is not excessively hateful, violent, sexual,  (you get the idea)

-My story isn’t boring!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

September 06, 2019

To Submit, please send up to 3 scripts to jason@jasonhewett.com

Please include in your submission

-a brief author bio

-Link to website/social (optional)

-what city you live in

-anything else you’d like to share

Winners will be notified shortly after the contest deadline.

Payment via paypal or venmo.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

The 41st Annual Mid-America Theatre Conference Playwriting Symposium seeks 10-minute plays

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Playwriting Symposium—Call for Ten-Minute Plays

Click this link for a downloadable PDF of the CFP:  MATC Playwriting 2020 10M CFPlays
The Playwriting Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference seeks submissions of new, unproduced ten-minute plays by playwrights who wish to participate in the Dramatists Play Lab.

All submissions must be received by OCTOBER 1, 2019.

For our 2020 conference in Chicago, MATC invites proposals for presentations, discussions, workshops, and scripts around the theme of “Character.” How do we define character and how do we impart that in our classrooms, our process, our research? How can character illuminate or revise our understanding of theatre history? How can out practices resist representation or illuminate the complexity and intersectionality of identities? What characters have we chosen to remember and which have we chosen to forget? In what ways have the characteristics of our theatre practices inscribed themselves upon the bodies of theatre practitioners? How do current perspectives and representations challenge the character of past practices? We invite proposals that analyze, challenge, and interact with the sense of character. Join us in Chicago to explore the many characters who build the character of our discipline. We encourage playwrights to consider the all-conference theme as a springboard to generate plays that problematize traditional stories and structures; although submissions not directly related to the conference theme will be considered as well.

The Playwriting Symposium invites proposals of 10-minute scripts around the theme of “Character.” This is a juried event, and while we invite all playwrights to submit, the call for scripts is directed primarily at academic playwrights who are faculty members or graduate students and/or professionals in the field who seek the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from a respondent and peers. First-time conference attendees are welcome to submit!

Chicago is a popular conference site for MATC, so we are particularly eager for help in spreading the word to playwrights in both academic and professional theatres within the reach of the conference location.

Each selected play will have an assigned team of a director, dramaturg, actors, and possibly a scenographer. All participants assigned to a given project will have the final script in hand prior to the start of the conference, and a preliminary conversation (via email, video conference, conference call, etc.) is expected. Each play will receive 75 minutes of rehearsal at the conference, and will be presented as a staged reading in a conference room during a Playwriting Symposium session.
A small number of additional plays will be selected for cold readings as a part of our annual Fringe Festival.
All selected playwrights must register for the conference and are expected to attend rehearsals for their play and participate in a post-reading discussion. Alas, there is no funding from the conference for travel or lodging costs.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Scripts must be typewritten using Samuel French or similar guidelines with a Times New Roman 12-point font.

Scripts may not exceed ten minutes in length. We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission. A general page estimate for a 10-minute play includes approximately 8-9 pages, although this is clearly not an exact science. Scripts with fast-paced dialogue are often much shorter in time than plays with extensive monologues.
Due to the nature of the conference, please limit your script to a maximum of four actors.
Submitted scripts should bear only the title of the play and NOT the name and address of the author. To ensure blind review, include a separate cover page document with the title of the play, name of the author, address, phone number, email, and university/college, theatre affiliation.
Playwrights may submit only one (1) 10-minute play script to the conference. Playwrights who submit multiple plays will not be considered. Plays that have been produced or have received workshops prior to the submission date are not eligible for the Symposium. Please note that playwrights may also submit one (1) full-length or one-act play to the Plays-in-Progress initiative under a separate CFP.
If you are also interested in (or know someone else who is interested in) acting or directing, or serving as a dramaturg, or scenographer, please apply (or have them apply) under separate cover. There is a separate CFP for those roles.
No individual may submit to more than two symposia. This limit is put in place to avoid scheduling conflicts and to provide more individuals the opportunity to present. Please note, however, that all positions listed in this call (as well as the calls for ten minute plays and Plays-in-Progress) are one symposium.

Please submit plays and cover pages via the online form available here: https://forms.gle/sy9YugAD5kVSZdLe9
Questions can be directed to Justin Maxwell at playwriting@matc.us
Acceptances will be acknowledged by December 2019 or earlier.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Players Theatre - BOO short play festival

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Submit your short play or musical for one of our festivals

Submissions now open for: Boo! October 2019

DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 10-27, 2019
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:   “Boo!”
Scare us or force us to laugh till we die – horror plays and musicals including a great spoof
All plays submitted must be centered on and revolve around this theme.

** Note **
1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play – Host provides Theatre, technicians, marketing and box office
2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required
Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 20 pages
Submissions open: June 18, 2019
Submissions close: August 22, 2019 at 11p
Play selection announced on; September 01, 2019

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

NoMads Art Collective in Chicago seeks playwrights for 10-minute play laboratory

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NoMads Art Collective in Chicago is seeking playwrights for our inaugural 10-minute play laboratory: Sparks.

This year’s theme is "taboo." What conversations make people uncomfortable? What kinds of theatre push beyond the limited “fourth wall" mentality? What have you always wanted to explore in your work that might seem socially unacceptable? We are interested in plays that experiment with taboo in either content or form (or both!).

DETAILS

Through the selection of plays and directors, the NoMads team will match up directors and playwrights. Directors will be in charge of producing the piece with minimal set pieces and technical elements.

The lab is open to playwrights from all over, but playwrights should plan on attending all three (3) performances (10/21-10/23)

Playwrights should note that plays with more than 5 characters cannot be accepted at this time.

We will only accept one 10-minute play per playwright at this time.

Sparks runs from October 21st - 23rd, 2019 at The Frontier.

Submissions for Sparks close August 31 at 11:59PM. 

THERE ARE NO FEES.

For consideration, fill out this Google Form to submit your piece (in a PDF).

For questions, please feel free to email NoMads at contactus@nomadsartcollective.org or visit our website www.nomadsartcollective.org.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Diez Minutos 2020 seeks 10-minute plays

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Players Workshop seeks plays for its Eighth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2020 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award.  No other remuneration will be provided, and any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Players Workshop may delete, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!

Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.

Scripts are not limited in subject matter or content. However, there must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

No musicals or children’s plays, please.

The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file, with a separate PDF listing playwright information. No Word files or other formats will be accepted.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year; your name must not appear on the script. The second PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address on a separate title page.

The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].”

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Submission period opens on August 1, 2019.

Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2019. 

No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.

The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page. The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play.

Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2019. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance.

Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first-round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival (March 11 – 22, 2020), and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production.  All other rights remain with the playwright.

Submitting Your Play
Please email your submission to: diezminutosfestival@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2020 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.

Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Producer of Diez Minutos 2020

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Image Theater Naughty Readings seeks short plays

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Image Theater of Lowell, MA is seeking submission for our annual Naughty Readings.

The readings will take place in November (exact date TBA).

We are seeking short plays (10 minutes or under), prose, poetry, and original songs that have a naughty, sexy, or seductive theme — Max of 2 submissions per writer or composer, single set, four characters or less.

email submissions to Imagetheaterlowell@gmail.com no later than noontime (EDT) August 31st. 


NOTE:
Due to an OVERWHELMING amount of submissions, Image Theater of Lowell is changing the deadline date of our short play and song submissions for The Naughty Readings to July 31, 2019

Please include Naughty Readings 2019 in the subject line and include your contact info on the title page. (website is www.imagetheater.com)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Create Fest! Festival seeks productions

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Creative Narratives Theatre Company is seeking short play submissions for our festival CREATE FEST! Festival will take place in January with a tech the weekend before. THIS FESTIVAL IS SELF PRODUCED. Creative Narratives will not provide a director or cast, merely a means to showcase your work.

Plays must be a minimum of 10 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes.  3-4 characters max. Must incorporate theme of NEW BEGINNINGS/CREATION.

Creative Narratives encourages plays of all subject matter but does not recommend anything too technically challenging.

Please email all submissions BY AUGUST 14th AT MIDNIGHT to creativenarrativestheater@gmail.com.

Please include in the subject: CREATE FEST PLAY SUBMISSION.

NOTE: There will be a non-refundable $30 participation fee for the chosen scripts. This is merely to make sure that the festival (and future festivals) are able to ensure our participating artists have the best experience possible. This is one the cheapest participation fees you’ll come by in NYC! 

Monday, July 22, 2019

What’s On Tom? Productions in Kilkenny, Ireland seeks 15 minute plays

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What’s On Tom? Productions in Kilkenny, Ireland invites playwrights, both established and emerging, to submit original 15 minute plays, with a maximum cast of three, on the theme - SHAME.

Scripts chosen by the reading panel will be performed at The Red Door Theatre in Thomastown, Kilkenny, and Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny City in autumn of 2019.

We ask that writers do not put their name on scripts.

We do not need bios, CVs or links to other work at this stage.

Please include a separate sheet with your contact details and the name of your play.

We can accept one submission per writer.

Send submissions by email only to: whatsontomproductions@gmail.com

Deadline for submission is Friday August 2nd at 5pm.

We are unable to accept late submissions.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

DEATHSCRIBE: The International Festival of Horror Radio Plays

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Every year we seek 10-minute audio drama scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two audio drama scripts to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience. The writer of the winning piece, chosen by a celebrity panel of judges, will receive the coveted Bloody Axe Award, as well as a $100 cash prize.

The submission window for Deathscribe 2019 is now open.

Scripts will be accepted through July 31st.

Guidelines:

PDF format is strongly preferred. If PDF is not possible, then only MS Word please.

All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but NO identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.

Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length, and should follow audio drama format. An example of proper audio drama format can be found here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf

The Deathscribe experience includes performing the pieces on stage with Foley artists and a band creating the sound effects and music live. Therefore, scripts must be ready to produce, including direction for sound and music cues. Sorry, but submissions cannot include usage of copyrighted music.

Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in any year.

NO SCREENPLAYS. SCREENPLAYS WILL BE DISCARDED. WE KNOW THEM WHEN WE SEE THEM. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)


DO NOT submit full-length plays for consideration in Deathscribe. They will be discarded. If you wish to submit a full-length horror play to WildClaw, see our general submission guidelines.

Submissions accepted online.

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