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Showing posts with label 10-minute plays. Show all posts
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Friday, January 17, 2020

ARTISTS IN PARTNERSHIP SEEKS 10-30 MINUTE PLAYS FOR FESTIVAL

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Deadline: February 17th 2020

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE MAY 29-31, 2020 FESTIVAL IS NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 17TH, 2020.
SUBMISSIONS MUST BE TIME STAMPED BY THAT DATE FOR CONSIDERATION.

SUBMISSION:

There is NO FEE to submit your play to be considered for inclusion in this Festival. Playwrights may submit up to two (2) plays, providing a separate application accompanies each submission.

SELECTION CRITERIA

  • Innovative concepts;
  •  Entertainment value;
  •  Depth of characterization;
  •  Quality of narrative and dialogue;
  •  Dynamic vs. Static staging.

Additional weighting will be considered for plays that reflect the following:

  • Playwrights who reside in Long Beach or the other barrier island communities (Atlantic Beach, Lido Beach, Point Lookout);
  •  Playwrights who reside in the other areas on Long Island;
  •  To help provide opportunities for diversity and inclusion in the arts, plays written by, directed by or that include characters/themes/casts with women, people of color, LGBTQ+ and/or the developmentally disabled;
  •  Plays that are topical and have community impact;
  •  Plays that are self-produced and have a clearly stated vision for presentation

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

1. A digital copy of your script in PDF format must be emailed to lbshortplayfestsubmissions@gmail.com (hard copy or CD submissions via mail or hand-delivery will not be accepted);

2.  Script pages must be numbered;

3.  On the cover of your script, please include
  a)   Play Title;
  b)   Playwright’s Name;
  c)   Playwright’s Contact information [Address, Telephone Number & Email].

4. On the second page of your script, please Include a character breakdown;

5.  Include the Setting where your play occurs and the Time it takes place (to be used in the program);

6. Provide a statement that the play submitted is original and unpublished.

7.  Provide a short biography of the playwright to be used for Festival promotion (if selected);

8.  If self-producing, provide
   a)    Name, contact information and resume/CV for the director attached to the play submitted;
   b)   Vision statement for how the play submitted will be staged (should be succinct with one-page maximum length).

SELECTION / PARTICIPATION / CONSIDERATIONS:

Submitted plays will be reviewed by a selection panel chosen by AIP, the Festival Artistic Director and the Festival Executive Producer, whom will all also have input. Playwrights will be notified on or about March 16th, 2020 if their play has or has not been selected for inclusion in the Festival.

Playwrights must submit A PARTICIPATION FEE of $100.00 per accepted script to help defray some of the production expenses along with the Release Agreement by no later than March 23rd, 2020 (tickets sold by the playwright will earn reimbursement of the fee in whole or in part post-production). Playwrights will receive one (1) complimentary ticket to each performance.

The Long Beach Short Play Festival will be hosted by AIP at a facility operated by the city in a space that seats 125 patrons (Magnolia Senior/Community Center, 650 Magnolia Blvd., Long Beach, NY 11561). So, please consider the language, situations and themes used in any script submitted. AIP, the Festival Artistic Director and the Festival Executive Producer reserve final say on all decisions regarding selection, content, staging and running time presented.

All submissions must be original and unpublished (but we are not requiring premieres). All production and publication rights will remain the property of the playwright. No royalties or other monetary compensations will be paid to anyone for these performances. Other than reviewing these plays for selection, no critical analysis or feedback will be provided.

Ease of production is a prerequisite for all plays considered for this Festival. The stage is 24’ wide, 13’ deep and 9’ high with masking to provide wing space on stages left and stage right. A simple set footprint and minimalist production requirements (e.g., costuming, props, lighting, sound) are non-negotiable. There will be a basic lighting/sound plot that all plays in the Festival will use. Given the current amplification capabilities, musical plays cannot be considered for this year’s Festival.

Plays submitted for the Festival must run between 10 to 30 minutes at the absolute maximum (if unsure, a minute per page guideline should be used as a guide for estimating). Plays can be comedies or dramas (or in between), as well as monologues. The Festival will present 2-3 performances of each play selected, and the dates, times and order of presentation will be assigned at the sole discretion of AIP, the Festival Artistic Director and the Festival Executive Producer.

Playwrights can submit their play(s) for production by AIP or they can self-produce it(them). If the latter, please note that the performance space will only be available for one (1) cue-to-cue tech/dress rehearsal on a weeknight immediately preceding Festival Weekend and the Festival Artistic Director must have access to see a full run-through by no later than May 17th, 2020. All rehearsals will be scheduled in the order that the plays will be presented on Festival weekend to properly work through the set changes between them (each play’s cast is expected to assist after they perform). Each program may consist of as many as six (6) plays. A subset of plays may be selected by AIP, the Festival Artistic Director and the Festival Executive Producer based on audience feedback for a subsequent performance at the Long Beach Public Library within a week or two following the Festival. Both the AIP and the City of Long Beach will require standard waiver forms on file for the cast and crew of each play presented.

Rebound Productions seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: midnight on Monday 20th January 2020

Are you a budding Playwright? Would you like to have your work performed on a London stage? Rebound Productions are looking for a total of five 10 to 15 minute, 2-3 character fictional stage plays to be performed this year at a London theatre.

Their first production ‘Flights of Fancy’’ was a success, selling out two 3-day runs in 2019.

This is an opportunity for new and emerging playwrights to have their work produced by a new and exciting company.

Chosen by Rebound Productions and a panel of our collaborators, the plays will be judged on:

  • Originality
  • Plot
  • Storytelling
  • Writing technique
  • Enjoyment

Although not exclusive, they are keen to receive submissions from BAME and female writers, which include strong female characters as well as characters that can be performed in any accents and ethnicities.

They are looking for exciting, innovative and envelope pushing work. You don’t need any previous writing experience. You can enter on your own or as a group, but you can only enter once.

Please send your play to reboundprods@gmail.com with ‘Play Submission’ in the subject line, and a brief explanation of why your play should be chosen. Winners will be notified in February (date TBC).


Live & In Color seeks plays & musicals for 2020

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Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast.

The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience.

The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.

To Apply
Submit the required materials via email to Director of New Works, Dennis Corsi, at dennis@theatreincolor.org.

Submissions due March 1st, 2020.

Submission Requirements

MUSICALS

The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts.

All submissions should include:

Single page synopsis

Single page character breakdown

Demo of score (2-3 songs)

Sample of dialogue (5-10 pages)

Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

PLAYS

The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors.

All submissions should include:

Single page synopsis

Single page character breakdown

Script sample (10-20 pages)

Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The 2020 KIT International Playwright 10-minute play series

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10-minute comic play by female and female identifying playwrights

LANGUAGES ADMITTED: Italian, English, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Polish and Greek.

Deadline: February 10, 2020.

Inaugurated in 2019, Kairos Italy Theater, the Italian theater company in NY, the series is dedicated each year to a specific anniversary in the arts or in society. In 2020, It celebrates the 100th birthday of Franca Valeri, legendary Italian playwright and actress, the first one in Italy to make a name for herself by writing and doing comedy.  Therefore, in 2020, the series is dedicated to Women in Comedy: female playwrights writing comedy.

Between twelve and fifteen 10-minute plays are selected by an international jury and presented as readings in New York on April 6, 2020.

The non English plays admitted to the reading are translated into English by professional translators.

The audience and the committee vote the best three to five 10-minute plays on April 6, 2020.

The best three to five plays receive a semi-staged presentation during the Opening Night of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY on April 27, 2020.

Cast and directors are provided by KIT in collaboration with the series partners.

The selected 10 minute plays have one more showing in November 2020 during the main celebration of Franca Valeri’s work, at the Tank theater.

To apply:                                  

  • The play should be written by a female playwright.
  • Languages admitted: Italian, English, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Polish and Greek.
  • Fill out the form at https://forms.gle/ZuAGP9zLwUeoBqu67
  • Send to info@kitheater.com the 10 minutes play in pdf format or in word.
  • In the subject line of the email state you country as for example: ITALY – SUBMISSION 10 MINUTE PLAY KIT
  • The selected playwrights MUST agree that KIT has the right to present the play in its English translation (provided by KIT and by KIT’s partners when applicable) in form of a reading and in form of a staged presentation.
  • Send everything by the deadline: February 10 2020.
The playwrights of the 10-minute plays going further will receive communication by March 20, 2020. The readings of the twelve 10-minute plays will take place on April 6th, 2020 at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU in Manhattan.

The series is presented in collaboration with Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU, KIT Italia (Italy), TARTE (Turkish American Repertory Theater and entertainment), Group BR. and more to be announced.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Violet Surprise: Lavender Menaces seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: February 13, 2020

Sapphics save the day! 
Lesbian Visibility Day, that is.
VIOLET SURPRISE: LAVENDER MENACES is a short play festival that showcases Sapphic superheroines.
Whether you transform existing heroines into queeroines or create original sheroes who think girls are super, we invite you to submit stories that champion lesbian characters who are powerful and magical, formidable and visible, capable and -- if you so desire -- cape-able. Your play may be as realistic or fantastic as you wish, and set in the place and time period of your choice, but it must feature gutsy gay gals.
VIOLET SURPRISE: LAVENDER MENACES is curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin in collaboration with Otherworld Theatre Company, and will be presented in Chicago April 10-12, 2020.
Guidelines
  • Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary.
  • Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 4 characters.
  • Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration. 
Send your scripts in PDF format to allisonfradkin@aol.com with "Violet Surprise" in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to that address.
The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2020.
Playwrights will be notified of our selections by February 28.
About Violet Surprise: Founded in 2019, Violet Surprise is a queer feminist theatre company whose mission is to present new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of queer women.
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Monday, January 13, 2020

University of Alaska Famous Fifteen

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Deadline: January 17, 2020

Theatre UAF’s Student Drama Association is pleased to announce a call for scripts to be considered for Famous for Fifteen. FFF is an event for playwrights and screenwriters to have their work read on stage in front of an audience. Submissions must be original scripts that are 15 minutes in length or shorter (approximately 15-20 pages), and must be submitted in either digital format or hard copy.

FFF’s format gives the writer a chance to experience a workshop designed to help them further develop their writing skills. It’s also a great opportunity for new playwrights to experience what it’s like to have their piece seen on stage.  

Scripts are due by January 17th; early submissions are appreciated.

Submit at bcbowling@alaska.edu

More information: Brittany Bowling, Coordinator, bcbowling@alaska.edu

Sunday, January 12, 2020

TASN Short Play Festival 2020

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its third annual Short Play Festival for two weekends, and six performances, in October, 2020.

The Submission window opens on January 1, 2020 and closes on March 1, 2020, or until
250 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of reading and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold an All-Day Selection Sunday, putting all 24 semi-finalists on their feet. The eight winners will be announced in August 2020, with he top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and no restrictions on content. Workshops, readings, and one or two previous productions are okay.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit though we request a (non-mandatory) $5.00 donation per submission. TASN is non-profit and your tax deductible donation will be used to help defray the cost of producing this Festival which is dedicated to the development of New Work.

Submitting is a two-step process.

First, snail-mail your title page, contact info, and your optional donation (made payable) to The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA, 01950.

Second, email a PDF of your blind script to TASNShortPlayFest @gmail.com . (PDF’s only) No identifying information on your script as we want to ensure anonymity during the judging process. Only after selecting the finalists will the identity of the winners be revealed.

TASN is an award-winning 50 seat black box in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. This Festival will be sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop who collectively have been produced at more than 200 venues around the country.

This Short Play Festival is brought to you by playwrights, for playwrights, and will be directed
and directed and performed by our amazing TASN talent. Good luck and see you at the show!
Like us on facebook or go to www.newburyportacting.org for more information.

Heartland Theatre Company 2020 10-Minute Play Competition

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DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 1, 2020. 

Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight short original plays to be considered for production in June of 2020 as part of our 19th annual 10-minute play festival. This year, the theme is THE CAMPOUT.

The competition is open to all playwrights who wish to submit a play. Eight plays will be selected and performed from among all the submissions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES:

1. Your play must fit the theme – THE CAMPOUT– or it will not be considered.
2. Your play must fit our theater and its performance space.
3. We require internet submissions in MS Word or PDF.
4. When formatting your play, we ask that you follow our style sheet.
5. We are looking for NEW plays. Please do not send us anything that has previously been produced.
6. Your play must contain at least two (2) characters, but no more than four (4).
7. Heartland Theatre Company has a pool of actors ranging in age from 18 to 80. Make sure that your characters can be played by actors within that range.
8. Your play should consist mainly of dialogue, not monologues.
9. No children’s plays, musicals, or plays which were previously chosen as winners in any Heartland Theatre playwriting competition will be considered.
10. Do not put your name on the play itself, as submissions are judged blind. Make sure your title and page numbers appear on every page of the play, however.
11. If your play cannot be considered for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible. If, in the judges’ opinion, the problem is easily fixable and the play otherwise has merit, we may ask you for revisions. Asking for revisions is completely up to the judges. If you’d like to see what criteria the judges consider, please read the Judging Criteria.
12. Those plays which win and are staged will be videotaped for archival purposes.
13. No contracts beyond the guidelines mentioned here will be offered.
14. Only one entry will be accepted from each playwright.
15. Your play must be written in English.
16. Keep your play under ten minutes in length.
17. Remember that something has to happen in those ten minutes.
18. MAKE IT GOOD!

All entrants must complete and submit the HEARTLAND THEATRE 10-MINUTE PLAY ENTRY FORM.

You must attach your script in MS Word format (preferred) or PDF when you send the entry form.

If you have any questions, please email playfest@heartlandtheatre.org

Finalists will be notified approximately March 10. Winners will be announced approximately March 31.

2020 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES:

June 4,5,6 | 11,12,13,14 | 18,19,20 | 25,26,27 – 2020

Two performances June 27

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Science Fiction Theatre Festival 2020

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Deadline: Saturday 1st of February 2020

THE PLEASANCE THEATRE - Downstairs
19th - 23rd May 2020 London,UK
 7pm, 3:30pm
Submissions for Horatio Productions' Science Fiction Festival 2020 are open!

Submissions open:

We're looking for groundbreaking short science fiction plays, for writers coming from all walks of life, for daring and innovative creators, for new ideas, revolutionary dreams, crazy stories, for the bold, the daring, and the unique. These are the details:
  • Length: Up to 15 minutes per play.
  • Cast: Up to 4 performers.
  • Set restrictions: The stage will be shared with several other companies; time for setting up will be minimal, so don't submit anything that involves complicated set design, or too many props.
  • Submission limit: Writers can submit as many plays as they want. We will do our best to read all the material sent, and to get back to every applicant in due time.
  • International entries are welcome. You do not have to be based in the UK, but the play must be in English language.
  • Deadline: Saturday 1st of February 2020. Plays sent after this date won't be considered for the festival. 

Selection process:

Once the deadline is closed, we'll read all of the plays submitted. Yes, all of them. From beginning to end. We'll select between 16 and 20 plays, and get back to every writer who has applied. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide feedback for all but, if you specifically ask for it, we would try our best to get back to you. Sometimes, if necessary, we will ask writers for edits, but only if there is something that we really need changed in order to program the play. Edits are generally related to length, or number of characters.

What happens next:

The selected plays will be paired with directors and cast, and will be given one or two slots during the festival. This means that, as a writer, once you have submitted your play, and done any necessary edits, your work is done (unless you want to get involved in a different capacity as well). Once the festival is over, we will share any profit between all participants. We have an open books policy.

This project is currently on a profit share basis. We are applying for funding but are not able to confirm if it will come through until a later date.

​How to apply:
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1) Fill in this form:

2) Send your script to: scifitheatre@gmail.com

We are aiming to program up to 20 short plays during the festival. Depending on the quality of the material received, and the length of the plays selected, that number could change.

We look forward to reading your science fiction plays!

The Village Playwrights seeks 10-minute plays for Love Is Queer

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Love Is Queer, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm at St. Johns Church, 81 Christopher, 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 should be about romance from an LGBTQ 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 January 17, 2020, 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

Friday, January 10, 2020

Second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch

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Deadline for CageMatch submissions sent via e-mail is.March 1, 2020; 
post-mark deadline, if mailed, is February 24, 2020.

Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, California, is accepting submissions for our second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch. Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.

Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Grand prize for the chosen script.

We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. THT staff and community will select the top five submissions. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors which Town Hall provides.  On March 23, 2020, the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at Town Hall Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!

Our theme this year is: AMONG THE TREES.  The setting is a clearing among the trees, in a forest or woodland area, anywhere in the universe; there may be a doorway, portal or entranceway or two, and maybe even a window. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. We are also seeking scripts demonstrating gender parity. A lovers’ encounter or post-apocalyptic tale, perhaps?  We’re looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre is up to you!

Yes, you may submit more than one play.

 There is no restriction on plays that have been previously produced and/or published but they need to fit the theme and setting.

Playwrights will be notified by email whether they are chosen as one of the five performed playwrights.

Admission to the performance is $5 (free to our subscribers), and a token to vote for the winner is $5.

Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to cagematch@townhalltheatre.com or mailed to:

Town Hall Theatre, ATTN: Susan E. Evans, Artistic Director, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA  94549

PLEASE INCLUDE A MAILING ADDRESS  ON YOUR SUBMISSION.

Carrollwood Players Theatre Kidspeak 5.0

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Deadline: 11:59 pm on March 1, 2020

Carrollwood Players Theatre seeks submissions of original short plays by playwrights aged 12 and under for Kidspeak 5.0!

Join us as we celebrate 5 years of inspiring young, local playwrights to reach for the stars! Explore the imaginations of our writers as an adult cast performs a staged reading of short plays submitted by kid playwrights. Audiences of all ages love the results, so come escape into a world of wonderment and endless possibility.

We are now accepting submissions of plays!

Kidspeak is a great opportunity for young aspiring playwrights to have the chance to see their original short play performed by a cast of adult actors!

Rules:

Playwright must be 12 years of age or younger at time of submission.

Play must be 100% ORIGINAL material, written by the submitting young playwright.

Play submission must be in PDF format, typed and double-spaced.

Play should be approximately ten to twelve minutes in performance length.

Play can be in any genre (drama, comedy, science fiction, etc)

Play should contain between 2 and 8 characters, written in dialogue format.

Submissions are due no later than 11:59 pm on March 1, 2020.

Playwright and parent/guardian grant permission for Carrollwood Players, Inc. to present play without royalty or compensation.

Approximately seven to ten short plays will be selected for performance by a cast of adult actors at Carrollwood Players Theatre on April 17, 18, and 19, 2020.

Each playwright of a play selected for presentation will receive 1 complimentary ticket to attend a performance.

Not all submitted plays will be selected.

Due to the volume of submissions, we are unable to personally acknowledge receipt of your submission.

Selected playwrights will be contacted by March 10, 2020.

Playwrights whose work is not selected will not be contacted.

Please visit https://tinyurl.com/kidspeakplays to submit a play!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sip and Play; A Series of Readings for Aspiring Artists in NYC

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Deadline: February 1, 2019

Mariah Sade Ralph & Love City Arts (New York City) is now accepting submissions for Sip and Play; A Series of Readings for Aspiring Artists in NYC. (Open to All)

Ten (10) short plays will be selected in Phase 1 of the Project and performed in two groups of five (5) over the course of two reading sessions in NYC (Winter 2019 - 2020). We will also consider five (5) full length plays for future reading sessions.

Since 2017, Love City Arts has served as an Arts Encouragement Platform dedicated 100% to Encouraging, Empowering and Equipping artists, creatives + all of humanity in NYC and beyond. Love City Arts has celebrated artists of all backgrounds and stages of development. Beginning this year, Sip and Play will serve as an opportunity for artists to chill, engage and enjoy their artistry through the art of play performance. The plays submitted are read blind by a committee and chosen for their alignment with Love City Arts’s mission and guidelines, as well as their unique perspective. All interested playwrights are encouraged to participate (remotely or in-person).

Plays must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • The submission deadline is February 1, 2019.
  • Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format. Submissions must accompany google form.
  • Complete a Google Form with contact and play information to receive an email address link to submit your play. Google Form is at  https://forms.gle/iR4rDGbh3dxqv2QE7.
  • Play Submission is FREE but no more than 2 submissions will be accepted. 
  • Plays will require no more than 8 actors.
  • Short Plays will run no more than 10 - 15 minutes. Full length and/or one-acts will run no more than 30 minutes - 1.5 hours. 
  • Plays will have a minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.
  • Plays must include a title sheet with Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with a brief description), and setting. (The title sheet will be removed for the reading committee so that submissions are blind.)  
  • Plays fall into whatever category the playwright deems appropriate. 
  • Preference will be given to NYC/NJ/CT based playwrights. However, all playwrights globally will be considered.
  • Plays align with Love City Arts’ mission: “Love City Arts seeks to create a community in digital and shared physical space. They believe in artistic, contemplative, and healing spaces. Their goal is to equip, empower and encourage artists from all walks of life.”  This means altruistic playwrights and/or a focus on diverse characters. 
  • The aesthetic of Love City Arts is to highlight the beauty and growth of the artistic community. Please submit your plays with this in mind.

Timeline for submissions:

Semi-finalists will be notified via email by the end of January 2020. All other applicants will be notified around the same time and will be invited to participate in the “Sip and Play” events with hopes of future engagement.

Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Reading/Production in Winter 2020 will be notified via email by the end of Febuary 2020.

All inquiries related to this post may be submitted to info@lovecityarts.org.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ain't I a Woman Playfest

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Deadline: January 31, 2020

Looking forward to another great festival.❤️ Submissions NOW open for Season 3 of Ain't I a Woman Playfest 2020!!

We are looking for original, unproduced 10-min plays from WOC playwrights. Deadline to submit is January 31, 2020.

You can email your submissions to aintiwomanfest@gmail.com

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Seeking the best weird 10-minute plays

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Deadline: January 10, 2020
Only the first 100 will be accepted

I'm excited to explore the best WEIRD plays of 2019!

All the plays included need at least one professional production (i.e. you were paid a licensing fee, royalties, got a cut of the house, an honorarium or a prize/award for this play from the producing theatre) in 2019.

Please only submit one 10-min. play per writer. Thanks!

— Rachael, editor in chief, Weird Plays 2019.

Please fill out the online submission form, and add your script into the Google Drive Folder, linked in section two.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Spring New Works

Seeking fully produced, (cast, directed and ready to be performed by April, 2020 ) 7 -15 minute, 1 act plays for: Manhattan Repertory Theatre's SPRING NEW WORKS  April 17, April 18 & April 19, 2020 at THEATRE 54, 240 West 54th St. NYC (Between 8th and Broadway)

Each 7-15  minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 7-15 minute (fully produced) play production please email:

  • The complete script of the play as a .pdf, 
  • a synopsis of the play,
  • the character breakdown, 
  • the set and lighting requirements, 
  • the approximate running time,
  • the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
  • your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com by January 28, 2020.

Please put “SPRING NEW WORKS” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a day or so,  as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before January 28, 2020, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights and we will orchestrate the play series.

Once accepted, there will be a $95 participation fee.

For more information, log on to manhattanrep.com

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Woodside Players of Queens Summer 2020 Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15. 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Play Festival, to take place in August 2020 in New York City. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe.

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

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

Deadline: April 15. 2020. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com

Panglossian Productions seeking 10-minute plays for podcast

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Panglossian Productions is seeking 10-minute plays for our new podcast, the Best of All Possible Podcast.  The biweekly podcast showcases short new plays by putting them up for cold reads with a carefully selected and talented cast. Afterwards, the panel (typically consisting of the moderator, cast, a theatre professional or special guest) discuss the play, the topics it raises, possible staging scenarios, or whatever the panel decides to discuss.

Here is what you need to know:
-The submission process is ongoing.  As long as the podcast is running, we are happy to receive submissions
-You may submit more than one play (as long as you feel that it is worthwhile, submit it)
-Plays must be approximately 10-minutes in length (you can still submit one-act or full length plays through literary@panglossian.org for our Plays In Progress series, but they will not be considered for the podcast)
-You will be notified via email if your play is selected to be featured in a podcast
-Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to literary@panglossian.org and contain the following information
1. Playwright name
2. Playwright contact information including email address
3. A brief statement about the playwright and the piece itself (be creative, but honest)
-If you would like to listen to the first two seasons, you can find them on iTunes
-If you have further questions, please email them to literary@panglossian.org

Why are we doing this?
According to our namesake, the dementedly optimistic Dr. Pangloss, “All is for the best in the best of all possible worlds.”

Most of the time, the world falls short.  As any young artist who decides to build a life in the performing arts discovers, it’s hard to get experience without already having it. It’s even harder to convince people to take a gamble on new works and innovative ideas, no matter how exciting they may be.

What’s safe is always… well… safe.  And that’s fine.  But safe things don’t ignite passion in us.  They don’t make us catch our breath or question how we live or want to go running into the streets to tell people what we’ve seen.  So, we choose projects that take risks and that are worth the risk.

We exist in order to boldly and thoughtfully create:

• Unpretentious productions that challenge our audience without patronizing them.
• Opportunities for talented and dedicated young artists to gain meaningful experience.
• Development of new, innovative, substantive, and semi-crazy artistic ventures.

Visit us online at panglossian.org or find Panglossian Productions on facebook.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Nomad Theatre seeks submissions for The Art Show

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Webster’s defines “Art” as, “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination”. It can manifest in painting, sculpture, writing, dance, or…theatre! For the next Nomad Theatre production, we want to celebrate our creativity!

Performances will be held at The McLean County Art Center in Bloomington IL

March 5th at 7:00 and March 8th at 5:00

Still accepting submissions:

Please submit plays centering around “The Art Show”. Because Nomad performs in site specific locations, the show will be staged in a local art gallery! Nomad is requesting submissions of plays ranging from 5 to 30 minutes in length that involve any kind of art and have a cast of 4 or fewer. NOMAD has a wide range of actors available, ranging in age from 18 to 81.

Please submit your entry by January 1, 2020, to nomadtheatre.artplays@gmail.com

Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival

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THE 2020 MARILYN BIANCHI KIDS’ PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE AT DOBAMA THEATRE ON JUNE 5TH-7TH

SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 41ST MBKPF ARE DUE BY MONDAY MARCH 2, 2020.

WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN APRIL 2020.

THE 42ND MBKPF PERFORMANCES WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 5-7, 2020
DOBAMA THEATRE IS ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 42ND ANNUAL MARILYN BIANCHI KIDS' PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL!

Submissions are open for the next Marilyn Bianchi Kids’ Playwriting Festival. Since 1979 the MBKPF has been an integral part of Dobama Theatre’s mission to provide educational outreach programming. Our goal is to provide a platform for children to express their thoughts, hopes, dreams and creativity through the writing of original plays.

THE RULES ARE SIMPLE

Any student grades 1-12 can submit a play, whether home-schooled or attending a public, private or charter school – all are welcome!

Plays must be the original work of the individual student who is submitting it. No collaborations, adaptations, or copying situations or characters from movies, TV, books, video games or other plays.

Submitted plays should be no longer than 10 minutes when read aloud.

The play may be any genre: comedy, drama, mystery, fantasy - wherever your imagination leads you.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS

Plays typed in a Word Document can be emailed to youngplaywrights@dobama.org. While we strongly encourage electronic submissions, hard copies of typed plays may be mailed to:


THE MARILYN BIANCHI KIDS' PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
DOBAMA THEATRE
2340 LEE ROAD
CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, OH 44118

*Please include a title page and a completed Entry Form. Entry Forms can be downloaded below.
DOWNLOAD ENTRY FORM
Every play will be read and scored by at least three judges, all of whom have writing, education and/or theatre experience.

Readers award points on the basis of imagination and human values as much as playwriting skills. The age and grade of each playwright will be taken into consideration by the judges.

Between 8 and 12 high-scoring plays will be selected for production on Dobama's stage for the Festival performances in June.

SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR GETTING STARTED

Start with a topic or situation that interests you.

Try reading the play out loud. Does the dialogue sound natural? Does the audience have the information they need to understand what's happening? Do all the characters contribute to the story?

Time your play as you read it. Is it 10 minutes or shorter?

Every play needs characters! The characters can be people, animals, monsters, robots, plants, anything. Aim to have between 2 and 10 characters.

Every story needs action. What are the characters trying to do? What stands in their way? How do they try to solve the problem? (Remember that a play is different from a movie, so think about whether your story can be acted out onstage)

Remember, these are just suggestions!

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