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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

2021 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Eligibility:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selection Process:

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

Submission Rules:

All applications must be submitted through the online application form.

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

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

Script Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

All entries should follow these formatting guidelines:

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

Typed in 12 point Arial font.

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 30, 2020

B3 Theater Fourth Festival of Shorts

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Deadline: December 15, 2020 11:59 PM MST

B3 Theater of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks scripts for their Fourth Festival of Shorts! The Festival will be held in June/July of 2021. The Shorts will be fully rehearsed shows, whether they take place live or virtually.
  • The shortlisted scripts will be judged in performance by the audience, and the winning scriptwriter(s) will receive $50!
  • The subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental and progressive works. There should be minimal setting, prop, and costume requirements. All genres welcome, including monologues, with the exception of musicals. 
  • Entries should be 5-15 pages, including the title and cast page. 
  • One entry per playwright, please.
  • Previous productions are okay.
  • Please refrain from sending material previously submitted to B3.
  • International submissions are welcome, but the text must be in English.
  • Please scrub your submission of your name and personal information. Include that information in the body of your email, along with the title of the play.
  • Please put the following in the subject line of your email: Submission: the name of your play
  • The format may be docx or pdf.
  • There is no fee with this contest.
  • Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM AZ time, December 15, 2020.
  • Entries will be capped at 200. Please check our website at www.b3theater.com for a notice of when the cap has been reached.
Send submissions to: ilanab3productions@gmail.com. If you have any questions, you may also ask Ilana Lydia at this address. 

You will hear from us regarding your submission around March 2021.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

This Moment Productions One Act Streaming Play Festival


Deadline: December 5, 2020 5:00pm CST

This Moment Productions seeks to redefine the way we consume theatre in a changing world. We are seeking submissions that fit the Zoom or online streaming format only. We will produce four, ten minute one acts. Each will stream for two weekends in Spring 2021. 
Please send all submissions to thismomentproductions@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Eligibility | Plays must be the original work of persons who are residents of the U.S. 

In the case of collaborations, the residency requirement pertains to all authors. All playwrights must be 18 or older.

Playwrights must hold all legal rights to their piece; it may have been previously produced, workshopped, or presented as a reading prior to entry in the competition.

Script Requirements

Length: Every play must be able to be fully performed, including all additional audio sources such as music and other sound effects, in 10-minutes or less.

Structure: Although not a requirement, preferential consideration will be given to plays in one scene and/or a single setting. Must be able to be produced for virtual streaming platforms.

Cast: No more than 2-3 actors and all roles must be for individuals 18 years or older. (More characters are allowed if actors may double.) A list of characters with a brief physical description of each must be included on the Entry Form. This Moment Productions will arrange directors, actors, rehearsal, and handle all editing including production and streaming of the play. Playwrights interested in directing should note that upon submission. This Moment Production, as producer, will have final say and approval of the piece prior to release to public audiences.

Genre: Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue — but no musicals or plays for children.

Technical Limitation: Play settings should be simple, suitable written for the online streaming platform, requiring very minimal props/costumes and limited technical effects. Our productions look to simplify the stage picture to emphasize the playwright’s work, strong character driven pieces are a must. No use of copyrighted music, logos, or names/franchises.

Format: PDF or Microsoft Word, prepared using standard formatting for a stage play.
We suggest you read “How to format your script” by Sam Graber on the website of The Playwrights’ Center: https://pwcenter.org/playwriting-toolkit/how-format-your-script — a correctly formatted script is easier to read and evaluate. A Word template which you may find helpful is available for download.

Originality: We seek plays that are new, inventive, fresh, and not an adaptation of work by another author. The play may have been workshopped or presented as a reading prior to entry in the competition but must be unpublished and not previously performed before a paying audience. Submission Limit: Three plays per playwright.

Submission Fee: There is no fee for entry. If your play is selected for production, you will be expected to provide a brief (150-word) biography, a JPG high-resolution photo, and a brief synopsis of the play which may be used in marketing and promotion.

Deadline: Uploaded script must be received by December 5th at 5:00pm CST. No more than 100 scripts will be accepted. With our receipt of the one hundredth script, no further entries will be considered. *Please see information that should be included in your email along with your submission.

Uploading: Plays may only be submitted electronically to This Moment Productions at ThisMomentProductions@gmail.com.

Selection: The play selection process begins with evaluation by our team of readers, who will independently score each play according to their assessment of plot, character, dialogue, language, theatricality and their own emotional response. Due to the high volume of entries we are not able to give specific feedback. If your play is selected you will be notified by December 31st, please no inquires.

Performance: Plays selected as finalists will be staged as full productions, ticket sales, promotion, rehearsal, casting, and advertisement will all be the responsibility of This Moment Productions and will be streamed for two weekends in Spring 2021.

Your email submission must include the following information.
  • Name of Playwright Submitting: 
  • Title of One Act:
  • Playwright Email Address: 
  • Playwright Phone #: 
  • How many actors are featured in your piece? 
  • Please list and props special to this production: 
  • Are you interested in directing your piece? 
  • Please describe your piece in 250 words or less: 
I affirm that the attached script is my original work and is not based on or adapted from any other work, including but not limited to novels, short stories, screenplays, teleplays, other theatrical scripts, or from musical forms such as opera, contemporary music or musical theater.​
I affirm that my play has not been published and has never been performed before a paying audience.
I understand that if my play is selected, I will be interviewed by This Moment Productions to confirm the originality of the work and that other steps will be taken to confirm my statements.
I understand that violation of these rules will disqualify my play for consideration.

I understand This Moment Productions will make final production decisions based on the quality of the work and practicality of production, and such decisions shall be final.

By submitting you are agreeing to all the information presented in this document.

Friday, November 27, 2020

University of Miami Online New Play Festival

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

With a goal to provide online performance opportunities to our Conservatory BFA Theatre majors and our BA Theatre majors while also providing the learning experience for them to interact with new work and playwrights, the University of Miami is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works in the Spring semester of 2021. The Theatre Arts Department normally produces 4 productions a semester in two on-campus theaters. However, due to the restrictions and health concerns of COVID 19, we hope to expand our students learning opportunities by working on pieces which have been written, conceived, or re-conceived for an online Zoom platform. In return, we hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell their stories in a different and unique manner while benefiting from working with the department’s very talented and disciplined students.


The Plays:

* Should run ideally 10 to 30 minutes

* Should require approximately 4 to 10 actors

* Should ideally be performed with limited Zoom production elements

* Will be rehearsed for 1 to 2 weeks and and taped on Zoom or similar platform

* Will be directed by UM Faculty or professional guest directors

* Will be provided with a UM Student Stage Manager

* Will require the online participation of the playwright with rewrites encouraged

* Should be submitted as PDFs with title and author and contact info

Submissions will be accepted thru Dec.20, 2020. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Making a submission does not guarantee a reply. If we are interested in producing your play we will contact the playwright. A $50 stipend will be awarded to each playwright in the festival.

Questions may be emailed to Michael Bush, Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, mxb1530@miami.edu.

All submissions must include a resume and both should be emailed to sandra.palvarez@miami.edu

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Truckee Community Theater 10 Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: November 30th 2020

Submit to: info@truckeecommunitytheater.com

Guidelines for play submissions:
  • Plays must be between 8-10 minutes in length and no more than 10 minutes.
  • Plays should be rated G to PG-13 with specific notes as to why a play is rated for more mature audiences. Please nothing R rated for this festival. 
  • Please make notes on the cover of your play concerning casting and be specific (Only a woman can play this role..etc) 
  • We accept plays from all over the world, however we would like them written/translated into English.We would be interested in plays written in Spanish.
  • Playwrights are not paid royalties for this event. However, having a play selected is a very big deal. Last year we received nearly 50 submissions and selected 16.
  • Directors are selected by our committee and Artistic Director. Actors are chosen by directors. If your play is selected and you are interested in being contacted by the director, please let us know. In the past directors have enjoyed collaborating with playwrights.

Fall 10-Minute Play Festival
March 26-28, 2021

Our Annual 10 Minute Play Festival is moving to March beginning in 2021 as part of the 2021 show season.

Play submissions are due by November 30th 2020.

Truckee Community Theater is the only community theater organization in California at present that does a 10-Minute Play Festival. We started this endeavor back in 2017 by selecting 10-minute published plays and a variety of directors to put on a "festival". Now, with the help of writing teacher, Karen Terrey, we partner with her company "Tangled Roots" to help novice and aspiring playwrights to create beautiful 10-minute plays.

Plays are submitted each year and a committee selects the best of the best. In 2019, we received over 40 entries and 15 plays were selected and presented over a two-day festival. In 2021, we plan to grow the even to 4 days with 1 day featuring plays written and directed by our high schools students.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival

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Deadline: January 7, 2021

SATE is seeking submissions for Directors and Playwrights
for the  Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival
Presented digitally April 30-May 2, 2021

Theme for the 2021 Festival: Do Over

Established in 2017, the Aphra Behn Festival’s goal is to give womxn interested in directing and writing for theatre an opportunity to get some more experience, try out ideas, experiment, and hone their craft.

For artists interested in submitting a play:
Email your script to stl.sate@gmail.com by January 7, 2021.
The play must contain the following ingredients:
  • Theme: Do-Over
  • 2-3 characters max
  • Include 3 lines from previously published play
  • Include a piece of music from an unexpected source
  • Include a revelation of space
  • Include a surprise entrance
  • Break of Frame
  • Repetition of object or image 3 times
  • A sequence of extreme contrast
  • Must be between 10-15 minutes

The Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival will be performed live on Zoom over three evenings. All rehearsals will also take place over Zoom.

SATE will be hiring three directors and three writers for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival. Womxn Artists of all ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Submissions from applicant directors and writers will be reviewed by members of SATE’s newly created Artistic Advisory Ensemble.

Timeline for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival is as follows:
January 7, 2021: Director submissions and Plays due.
January 11-22, 2021: Director interviews
January 21, 2021: Plays chosen
February 4, 2021: read-thru of scripts with directors, playwrights, and members of the Ensemble
February 11, 2021: plays assigned to directors
March 11, 2021: script re-writes due
April 5, 2021: rehearsals begin
April 27-29, 2021: Festival Tech/Dress rehearsal
April 30-May 2, 2021: Live, online Aphra Behn Festival


CONTACT US: INFO@SLIGHTLYOFF.ORG 314-827-5760

Performances at
6238 ALEXANDER DR. ST. LOUIS, MO 6310

Thursday, November 19, 2020

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

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

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

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

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

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

Submission Guidelines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Barely Seen seeks short plays

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Hey there, writers! I'm pleased to introduce the newest section of Barely Seen: Write Bites! Each month I'll choose a few one-paged plays and poems to display. The goal here is length; anything longer than one page won't be considered. 

Send your submissions in Word or PDF format to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com, and I'll try to respond within two weeks. If I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet. 

For any questions, contact me at barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to check out the Submission Guidelines for Poetry and Plays before you submit! 

Submission Guidelines for Plays

-Submit as many ten-minute or one-act plays as you like, including previously published or produced plays in a Word or PDF file to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to title your email (Last Name)_(Play), and please note that any plays Barely Seen has already published won't be considered for publication a second time.

-Any theme of play is allowed, but plays that deal with inappropriate content won't be published.

-All ages are welcome to submit work. If under 18, please include a note in the body of your email stating your name, age, and a little bit about you. All others please include a note in the body of your email stating your name and a little bit about you.

-If you would like to be published under a pseudonym or nickname instead of your given name, please include your preference in your note.

-I will try to get back to you within two weeks; if I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet.

-If you want to be considered for Featured Writer of the Month, make sure to send in your plays by the end of each month.

-If you have any questions about the submission process, please feel free to reach out to me at barelyseeneditor@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Currently Seeking 10-Minute Plays & Monologues for Smith & Kraus Publications


Deadline: December 11, 2020 8PM EST

For The Best Men’s & Women’s Monologues 2021, and Best 10-Minute Plays 2021
Edited by Debbie Lamedman

OPEN TO ALL WRITERS
NO SUBMISSION FEE
Website for information

For The Best Men's & Women's Monologues 2021
  • Monologues must be from plays. They cannot be stand-alone pieces.
  • They must be from plays produced between January 2019-September 2021.
  • Staged Readings performed live or virtually during the Pandemic will be accepted.
  • Monologues should be from 1-3 minutes long.
  • Monologues should be active! No stories about something that happened in the past—(those types of pieces are not good for auditions!)
  • Please include a descriptive blurb containing a brief summary of the play; the name/age of character; to whom the character is speaking and the dramatic context of the scene.

For The Best 10-Minute Plays 2021
  • Plays must be produced between January 2019-September 2021
  • Staged Readings performed live or virtually during the Pandemic will be accepted.
  • Plays should not exceed 10 pages.
  • Please include a brief synopsis.
  • No Radio Plays. No musicals.
Click here to submit:
Please fill out this form thoroughly before attaching a PDF of your submission. Only one entry per submission form.

You may submit up to two monologues and two 10-Minute plays.
DEADLINE: DECEMBER 11, 2020 8 PM EST

Monday, November 9, 2020

LAKESHORE PLAYERS THEATRE 17th ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: November 15, 2020

Lakeshore Players Theatre is now accepting submission of 10-minute plays for its 2020-2021 season's contest. The ten winners of the contest will be performed for our 17th Annual Festival, in the spring of 2021. Play submissions will be accepted through November 15, 2020.

ALL PLAYWRIGHTS

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

•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, so send us your best! Please do not make more than one

submission.

•The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers. (We suggest 12-point, easy to

read fonts, such as Times New Roman or Arial)

•The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission to our contest. We DO

screen for this, so do not send us your play if it has been produced. Staged readings are not

counted as "produced." However, if you have had a staged reading of the play, please let us 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

annual festival and photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes if it is chosen as a winner.

HIGH SCHOOL PLAYWRIGHTS

High school playwrights are encouraged to enter. Plays must include a letter from a teacher or school administrator, written on school letterhead, verifying that the play was written during high school, in addition to the guidelines below. If the committee chooses to name a high school entry as a winner, the play will be produced with the other winners in our festival.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

•The play should have simple technical requirements. There won't be much of a set — a few furniture pieces and a few props only — we only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes

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

NEW THIS YEAR! - SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH OUR ON-LINE ENTRY FORM or By Email.

Your play must be submitted no later than November 15, 2020 to be eligible for consideration. Please submit all entries through the following form: LPT 17th Annual 10-MPF Entry Form. We would prefer you use this new convenient method of submission. If you are unable to make the on-line entry form work for you, we will also accept submission by way of email this year to 10mpf@lakeshoreplayers.org.

Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted: 

•You MUST submit two copies of your script. - One copy must contain all contact information on the title page: 
• Play title 
• Playwright’s name 
• Playwright’s mailing address 
• Playwright’s phone number 
• Playwright’s e-mail address 

The other copy MUST BE “BLIND” (neither playwright name nor contact information on any page). The blind copy is VERY IMPORTANT so that our judges may choose plays with absolutely no bias. - Please confirm that your play has not been previously produced or published. - Please confirm that there are no more than five on-stage characters - If you would like, please let us know how you heard about us. 

SPECIAL CONTINGENCY FOR 2021 Due to the current public health emergency, Lakeshore Players reserves the right to determine the format in which the 10-Minute Play Festival (10-MPF) will be produced and presented in 2021. We would like to fully produce the plays on stage at the theatre if health guidelines at the time permit. However, we may need to adjust for social distancing or revert to staged reading format. Also depending on health guidelines at the time, it may be feasible to have a live audience or we may choose to record the productions and provide them for limited on-line viewing to our patrons, or we may do both. 

In any case, each winning playwright will receive an $80 royalty, a copy of (or link to) the program, a link to any additional photos taken, and a link to a digital recording of their play if made for archival purposes or for presentation to our on-line patrons. 

Any questions? Please e-mail Lakeshore Players at 10mpf@lakeshoreplayers.org

Friday, November 6, 2020

RipRap Literary Journal seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: December 19, 2020


For playwrights, please submit no more than two ten minute genre scripts, each not to exceed 2,500 words. Subsequent submissions will be disregarded.

Submit your work as a .doc, .docx, or .pdf, using standard fonts, and remove all author identifying information from your manuscript.

This year, RipRap Literary Journal is accepting work that is innovative, forward-thinking, and as entertaining as it is thought-provoking.

RipRap accepts submissions from September 28th – December 18th

**Do not include identifying information on your manuscript or in the "Title" section of the submission form**

RipRap is a literary journal designed and produced annually since 1951 by students in the Master of Fine Arts, Creative Writing program at California State University Long Beach (CSULB). RipRapoffers a humble invitation to talented and aspiring writers of short fiction, creative nonfiction, flash fiction, and poetry, as well as creators of visual art such as photography, illustration, and comics. New editions of the journal are published each May, including interviews with award winning, published writers who are featured in the CSULB English Department’s Visiting Writers Series or from the known writing community.

Submissions:

All submissions are blind-read by our editing staff and editorial panels. Your manuscript may not include any identifying information. Any pieces submitted containing personal information that reveals the identity of the author will not be considered for publication.

You may submit to more than one genre except for Fiction/Creative Nonfiction; only one submission will be accepted for consideration for those genres.

RipRap does not accept previously published material (including personal blogs & websites). However, simultaneous submissions to other journals are allowed as long as RipRap is notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere. If one piece out of a single submission containing a collection of poems (or images, flash fiction, etc) needs to be withdrawn, but others in the collection are still available, please email us as soon as possible with the title of the piece and we will note it on your submission.

Declination and acceptance notices are sent in early spring. Contributor copies will be sent as remuneration to those artists/writers residing in the U.S. Unfortunately, the cost to ship internationally is prohibitively expensive.

Editorial notes may be provided as necessary for publication. These guidelines subject to change without notice.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Once Upon A Christmas call for submissions are open

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Deadline: November 15, 2020

• RULES •

Submit a short play or monologue under 10 minutes around the theme Once Upon A Christmas. All submissions must include the phrase, "Dear Santa,
It was not my fault."

We will select 5 pieces of work — announced Nov 18 — to showcase on Dec 19!

• DEADLINE •
November 15, 2020

• SUBMIT TO •
info@krispproduction.com with the subject 'Once Upon A Christmas_(your name)_(title of entry' in pdf format.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Snow Dance 10-minute comedy festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2020
Racine 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 2021. 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.

Submission Timeline:
  • Through November 1st - Call for scripts.
  • November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.
  • Winter of 2021 – Expected run of festival performances.
  • Immediately after final performance - Announcement of "Best in Snow."
Should circumstances prevent a safe production of a 2021 Snowdance®, the chosen finalists will be re-considered for the following year OR for another production format.

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 2020.
  • 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 3 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

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

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Winters Theatre Company 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: November 6, 2020, 5:00pm PST

ONLINE FORM

APPLICATION FORM FOR PLAYWRIGHTS/DIRECTORS

You must complete one application for every 10-minute play you submit.

Limit of 3 play submissions per playwright (one form per play).

While we would like nothing more than to host this festival in front of a live audience, we realize that this will be unlikely given the current pandemic. As a result, we are planning to continue the second annual Winters Theatre Company (WTC) 10-minute play festival in an online podcast format (audio only), which will be made available in 2 acts of 4 plays each, similar in format to the live performances last year. For many of us, this is a new approach to directing, acting, and managing a theatrical performance. Be sure to review the new set of rules and requirements to ensure that this new format will work for you. General information about the festival format is listed on page 4.

10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

1. Any play submission must come directly from the original playwright/author of the play. Both scripts that have been produced previously, or not produced before, are eligible for submission.

2. Any author who does not intend to direct the play must have someone identified as the director for the 10-minute play festival.

3. The director will be responsible for coordinating their own rehearsal schedules and format, auditions, and casting. WTC will not be coordinating any live auditions; however WTC will be willing to assist in putting out a call for auditions if the director is interested in this.

4. Every play must be fully performed (including all additional audio sources such as music and other sound effects) in 10-minutes or less.

5. The recorded performances will be audio only. This will be a factor in the play selection decisions, and directors will need to consider this as they are casting and rehearsing each play.

6. The director is responsible for securing all additional sounds effects required for the recording of their play.

7. WTC will not provide technical assistance or software for virtual rehearsal space. This must be coordinated by the director of the play.

8. WTC will manage the recordings, editing and publishing of the final work.

9. You must be 18 years of age or older to submit an application for the 10-minute play festival.

10. All roles and members of the cast in the 10-minute play selections must be 18 years of age or older and we encourage play submissions to have 3 or fewer roles given the audio format.

11. There is a limit of 3 play submissions per author for the 10-minute play festival.

12. You must complete the application form on page 3 to the email addresses below.

Please submit a PDF of the full script, with this completed application form, to:

amkormos@gmail.com and jimhewlett@yahoo.com

The application and script must be received on or before 11/6/2020 at 5:00pm PST.


Friday, October 23, 2020

M Ensemble Company seeks new plays from people of color

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Deadline: November 1, 2020
Miami Florida

As we venture into our 2020/2021 season, we recognize that artist have been impacted tremendously from this Covid 19 Pandemic. It is important that we stand together as a community. It has always been The M Ensemble’s mission to promote African- American culture and experiences through the performing arts. Which is why we are so excited to give artist of color an opportunity to submit their original plays to be produced in or up and coming season!

Submission Rules and Information

Additional Information

The M Ensemble Company is looking for new plays from people of color (10- 20 minutes) for our up and coming 2020 to 2021 Season.

We want scripts that are conscious, thought provoking, lively, and timely. We are looking for plays of all genres. Plays cannot exceed 4 characters. There is no age restriction for the characters.

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending in your submission

Plays will be accepted from October 12th – November 1st.
Scripts will not be accepted after submission date.
Playwrights can submit only one script, so make sure you send your best work!
Each play script must be no more than 20 pages long; not including production notes and character list.

Please send all submissions to: TheMEnsemble@gmail.com

Re: Scripts 2020_2021 Season

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Native Theater seeks Indigenous 10-minute plays

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Deadline: October 30, 2020 12 noon

New Native Theatre is accepting 10-minute play submissions written by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights for our December 2020 Virtual Festival: Good Medicine. We are seeking submissions for scripts with theme(s) of Good Medicine and/or Indigenous Futurism.

If interested, please submit your script along with a cover page that includes your name, name of your play, address, phone number, email, and tribal affiliation or GPS coordinates of your indigenous/tribal community indicating enrolled or descendent to literary@newnativetheatre.org. Deadline is Friday, October 30th at noon.

Good Medicine: In Yvette Nolan’s book Medicine Shows, she describes the importance of medicine in Native theatre. We are inspired by Nolan’s assertion that “Medicine is about connection, about health” and that “Good medicine… makes community.” We feel that we, as Native artists, are in need of some good medicine, and it is our hope that we can use this festival to enter a time of connection, community, and ceremony.

Indigenous Futurism: Indigenous peoples are often depicted as people from the past in mainstream storytelling, but Indigenous Futurism allows Indigenous peoples to reclaim and reframe their stories.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ex/Post seeks work for ISSUE II

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Deadline: October 15, 2020

Submissions for ISSUE II are open on Duosuma from September 1 to October 15, and BIPOC creators may simultaneously submit to our microgrant here. If you encounter any issues submitting over Duosuma, please let us know and send an email submission instead. Blog pitches are open year-round and not hosted on Duosuma. 

All submissions are read anonymously. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexualities to submit. We are open to multiple and simultaneous submissions as long as you state such in your cover letter. Unless solicited, please submit only previously unpublished work; we do not consider work that has been featured on personal websites or social media as published.

All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman, with poetry single-spaced. Please do not include any identifying information within the body of the work submitted.

At this time, we are able to offer a modest honorarium to accepted writers. Upon acceptance, EX/POST MAGAZINE receives first North American publishing and archival rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask that you credit us if the work is reprinted in the future.

DRAMA

Please send up to two one-act plays under ten pages each. Include a brief third-person biography with your cover letter.

SUBMISSION FORM


Saturday, October 10, 2020

Rockford New Words Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2020 5PM CST

Rockford IL

10 Minutes of Words Written for Live Performance
Theme: WE CAN’T BREATHE
Award: $200

The Rockford New Play Festival is now ROCKFORD NEW WORDS!

Why the change? We’re expanding to include all words written for live performance, including:
  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Choreopoems
  • Plays
  • Zoom Scripts
  • Raps and Spoken Lyrics
  • Storytelling
  • Monologues
Six new works will be chosen and presented in a staged performance on Jan 21, 2021. Artists/Writers can choose to perform their own works (Live or on Zoom), or have them presented by professional performers.

Artists/Writers each receive $200.

WE CAN’T BREATHE

2020 has been a year like none other with COVID-19 and BLM protests responding to the murders of George FLoyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others.

At the center of it all is our breath: we are breathing in a virus, we are breathing in tear gas, or we are breathing our last breath.

Rockford New Words is looking for personal and passionate works that speak to where we are at in this moment in time.

We Can’t Breathe.


RULES
  • New Words: written after Aug 12, 2020
  • Theme: We Can’t Breathe
  • One Written Work per writer
  • Language: English
  • Originality: no translations, adaptations, or excerpts of other works
  • Copyright: you must own it
  • Eligibility: no published or produced works
  • Length: 10 pages or less
  • Time: 10 minutes or less
  • Format: Any

HOW TO SUBMIT

There are 4 ways to submit. Choose whichever way works for you:

1. ONLINE FORM

Fill out the online application and upload a copy of your work:
ONLINE APP


Have questions? words@thewssr.org


2. EMAIL

Fill out the online email application and then email us a copy of your words:
EMAIL APP

Email your words to words@thewssr.org

3. US MAIL

Print and fill out this application and mail it with a copy of your words:

PRINT APP

Mail the application and a copy of your words to:

The West Side Show Room
PO Box 4041
Rockford, IL 61110

Submissions must be postmarked by Oct 15, 2020. Have questions? words@thewssr.org

(Applications are also available at the Rockford Area Arts Council, see below for more info.)


4. DROP OFF

Print and fill out the application:
PRINT APP


Then drop it off with your words at the Rockford Area Arts Council during business hours, or through the mail slot:

Rockford Arts Council
713 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104

Applications are also available at the Rockford Area Arts Council during business hours. Call or email in advance to make sure there is someone in the office:

Phone: (815) 963-6765
email: info@artsforeveryone.com


Words will be accepted until October 15, 2020 at 5:00pm CST. We will let you know the status of your submission by December 15, 2020.

Have questions? words@thewssr.org

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fifth Avenue Theatre of New York Virtual Fall 2020 Play Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: October 31. 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Fifth Avenue Theatre of New York Virtual Fall 2020 Play Festival, to take place in November 2020.

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across New York City and surrounding areas.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

One submission per playwright. 

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 

No submission fee. 

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

There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Send your submission to fifthavenuetheatre@gmail.com for more information.

 Links to videos of your plays will be posted to our website for viewing and voting.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Pumphouse Players seeks short scripts - Winter Wonderland

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Deadline: October 26, 2020

Theme: Winter Wonderland

Submit via online form

Winter weather, holiday obligations, and frenzied family gatherings often dominate the season. We’re accepting Zoom/online/recording-friendly short plays centered around the winter experience for our December short play festival event.

Pumphouse Players is now accepting short plays for Fall 2020 online events! Though our physical theatre is dark, we have an ongoing commitment to providing artistic opportunities and creative outlets to our community members and supporting various creative endeavors.

We’ve been encouraged by the amount of support that we’ve received and the number of people we’ve been able to connect with over the last few months and we’re excited to keep up the momentum!

HOW IT WORKS

Playwrights (of all experience levels!) can submit one or two Zoom-friendly short plays for consideration for one or more of our events. It’s easy! Just use the submission form on this page. After the deadline, our team will review the submissions and notify those accepted. Once selected, our team will seek directors and cast members who will rehearse and record your short play. The shorts will be presented in a festival event (1 to 3 airing dates) in collaboration with Pumphouse Players and The In-House Writers. Each playwright and performer will be granted one free access code to the online event(s) for themselves or a guest to enjoy the collection!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Plays must be between 5 to 15 minutes in length.

Plays must in English.

Plays must be Zoom/recording friendly.

Playwrights may only submit 1-2 plays per event.

Playwrights must indicate kid/family-friendly or adult/mature audience on their submission. An adult/mature designation will not prevent plays from being accepted.

We do not require a special format. Please use best judgment in ensuring your piece is recognizable as a script.

THE FINE PRINT

There is no entry fee or participant fee.

There is no stipend or compensation for any playwright, participant, or organizer. Pumphouse Players is a 100% volunteer-run and volunteer-led community organization.

Entry to our online events will be by donation. All donations gathered are to support Pumphouse Players, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Playwrights who are selected will be asked to grant us permission to record and “air” or “stream” a recording of their play up to 3 times in closed events. The recording process is purely to offset the potential for technical issues. No copies of the recording shall be published.

Playwrights maintain all rights to their plays.

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