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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Dramatic Question Theatre is seeking submissions to their new free of charge play development programs

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Deadline: September 30, 2022
(Same deadline for all three programs)

The Dramatic Question Theatre is seeking submissions to their new free of charge play development programs.
  • American Woman is how DQT develops and presents solo shows by Women and Women Identifying writers. 
    • American Woman (AW) is an online solo show development/ public engagement program, for solo shows-in-progress, that are by Women-identifying writers living in the United States. 
    • We use an instructor-led curated classroom format to advance each matriculant’s vision of their solo show.
    • Since public engagement is an equally important component of both the AW experience and the DQT mission, there is an online presentation showcasing excerpts of the participating pieces.
    • To be eligible for selection, you must identify as a Woman, have an early draft of a solo piece, and submit the required materials by deadline.
    • Up to 12 matriculants will be selected based on early drafts of their solo pieces, interviews, and other submission materials (i.e., resumes, etc.).
    • American Woman will be held via Zoom, from 12pm-2pm (EST), each Saturday between October 29 – December 17. DQT is proud to announce this season's American Woman instructor is Raquel Almazan.
    • SUBMISSION FORM
  • Classics in Color is how DQT develops plays by BIPoC writers that blend the global classics with the BIPoC lived experience. 
    • Classics in Color (CIC) is an online new play development/ public engagement program for plays-in-progress, that are by BIPoC writers, and blend the BIPoC lived-experience with the global classics
    • We use an instructor-led curated classroom format with the goal of working constructively toward advancing each matriculant’s vision for their play. 
    • Since public engagement is an equally important component of both the CiC experience and the DQT mission, there is an online presentation showcasing excerpts of the participating plays.
    • To be eligible for selection, you must identify as BIPoC, have an early draft of a play that fits the description above, and submit the required materials by deadline. 
    • Up to 12 matriculants will be selected based on early drafts of their plays, interviews, and other submission materials (i.e., resumes, etc.)
    • Classics in Color will be held via Zoom, from 7-9:30pm (EST), each Monday between October 24 – December 12. DQT is proud to announce this season's Classic in Color instructor is Desi Moreno-Penson.
    • SUBMISSION FORM
  • PlayTime is how DQT develops plays by Women, Women Identifying, and BIPoC writers
    • PlayTime (PT) is an online new play development program, for plays-in-progress, that are written by Women and BIPoC. 
    • We use an instructor-led curated classroom with the goal of working constructively toward advancing each matriculant’s vision for their play. 
    • Since public engagement is an equally important component of both the PT experience and the DQT mission, there is an online presentation showcasing excerpts of the participating plays.
    • To be eligible for selection, you must identify as either a Woman or BIPoC, have an early draft of a play, and submit the required materials by deadline. 
    • Up to 12 matriculants will be selected based on early drafts of their plays, interviews, and other submission materials (i.e., resumes, etc.)
    • PlayTime will be held via Zoom, from 7-9:30pm (EST), each Tuesday between October 25 – December 13. DQT is proud to announce this season's PlayTime instructor is Carmen Rivera Tirado.  
    • SUBMISSION FORM

                        For more information and the applications, please click here.

                        Feel free to direct your questions to at me, dqtasc@gmail.com

                        Monday, September 12, 2022

                        The Whiskey Radio Hour seeks 10-minute plays

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                        Deadline: September 25, 2022

                        We are currently taking writer and director submissions for Episode 24 of the Whiskey Radio Hour, which will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Chief O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant. 

                        All submissions are due by Sunday, September 25, 2022 to whiskeyradiohour@gmail.com.

                        Submission Guidelines for Writers

                        NOTE: At present, we are only accepting new radio play submissions from persons of color, LGBT, and female playwrights.

                        Kindly email whiskeyradiohour@gmail.com with your complete script (in either .doc or .pdf format).

                        Only complete scripts will be considered.

                        Your play should be around ten minutes long (so read your play out loud before you submit!)a

                        Your play can be in any genre you like, but try to engage the radio play format in some way.

                        Due to space constraints, up to four actors can perform in each radio play. Therefore, actors will play multiple roles if there are more than four characters in your piece.

                        Each writer can submit up to two radio plays per Radio Hour.

                        Each episode of the Whiskey Radio Hour is recorded, and then put on the internet for anyone to download free of charge. To check out past episodes, visit our bandcamp page.

                        If you’re interested in the correct format of a radio play, the BBC has a handy guide here.

                        Friday, September 2, 2022

                        Clutch Productions is now accepting submissions of original one-act plays from BIPOC women

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                        Deadline: September 1, 2022
                        Deadline: September 5, 2022

                        SUBMISSION FORM

                        Clutch Productions is now accepting submissions of original one-act plays and short screenplays by women writers to be considered for the 2022 empowHER Reading Series!

                        This series is dedicated to work created by BIPOC women artists who reside in Upper Manhattan. This includes West Harlem, Washington Heights or Inwood (W135th to W155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River; W155th St to W220th St river-to-river).

                        Harkening back to the roots of the empowHER Reading Series in 2016, the theme for this year is: what is at stake for women in the 2022 election cycle?

                        We encourage you to submit your work, and pass this info on to other writers who would be interested too.

                        Three performances are scheduled for late October. Venue TBA.

                        Guidelines:

                        At least 50% of the roles in each play must be for women. Writers are encouraged to explore all sides of the issues to reflect the authentic debate of our time.

                        Scripts should be less than 20 pages in length.

                        No previous productions of the script. We seek original, responsive work.

                        Prior to the public reading series, selected scripts will undergo a rehearsal-based workshop with dramaturgical support. All performances will take place in Manhattan, and be free to the public. A $250 stipend is available for each selected writer.

                        Submissions are due September 5, 2022 and MUST include:
                        • Full script(s) as a PDF
                        • Cover letter
                        • Writer’s bio

                        Sunday, August 7, 2022

                        2022 White Mouse Call for Full-Length Plays

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                        Deadline: August 12 at 11:59pm

                        SUBMISSION FORM

                        White Mouse Theatre Productions is a student theatre company dedicated to social change. We are affiliated with Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. We are excited to put out a call for full-length plays written by women/queer/BIPOC playwrights to produce this fall (2022).

                        Plays submitted should relate to social change. We ask for scripts no longer than 120 pages (please number the pages).

                        The selected play will be produced on the FSU campus this fall (of 2022). At this time, we cannot offer compensation to playwrights but will provide video recordings and production and rehearsal photos. If it is possible, we would also love to facilitate a connection between the playwright and director so the playwright can be involved in the process.

                        Suggestions for a play that is more likely to be selected:

                         The cast is small
                         The topic of the play is related to social change
                         The tech requirements are minimal
                         The majority of the characters are women-identifying
                         The majority of the characters are college aged

                        Please limit 1 submission per person.

                        The deadline for submissions is August 12th at 11:59pm

                        Any questions? Send us an email!
                        WhiteMouseTheatreProductions@gmail.com

                        Monday, July 25, 2022

                        The Crossroad Project 2023 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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                        Deadline: August 1, 2022 11:59 PM CDT
                        we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

                        Play Submission Form

                        The 2023 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) playwrights in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members will select one playwright as the winner.

                        The winning playwright will receive:An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL as a guest artist in residence for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. This residency may also include class visits and other University events.

                        Travel (within the U.S.), housing, and meals during the residency.

                        An honorarium of $500 for the residency.

                        To be eligible to win, the playwright must be available for a one-week residency in mid-to-late April 2023 (exact dates TBD). If the play has multiple writers/creators, we can only provide funding for one person during the residency. Other writers/creators are welcome to participate in the workshop by self-funding the trip or joining virtually for rehearsals and events.

                        The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

                        Please include in your submission:A representative sample from your play up to 15 pages. These do not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
                        A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
                        A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
                        A playwright’s statement (max. 400 words). In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, address where you are in the development process, and discuss how a workshop in a university setting can facilitate that process.

                        Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:Submissions must be:
                        • A full-length play.
                        • Musicals and plays with music are eligible for the program. However, we can only provide piano accompaniment for rehearsals and the staged reading.
                        • The primary language of the play must be English. Other languages in the play may be presented through English translations (provided by the playwright) for the staged reading.
                        • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
                        • A playwright may only submit one play per year. The work must be submitted by the playwright rather than a literary agent or other third party.
                        • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
                        • The submitting playwright must be either the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
                        • Plays that have been produced or published professionally are ineligible for the competition. Plays that have been presented through staged readings, workshops, university productions, or community theatre productions are eligible.
                        • A playwright may submit a play that they submitted in a previous year (including finalists) if there have been substantive revisions.
                        • The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

                        We will contact semi-finalists by November 2022 and ask them to submit the full play.

                        The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2023.

                        Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:

                        Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.
                        Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
                        Chair, The Crossroads Project
                        Email: knahm@ilstu.edu

                        Saturday, June 4, 2022

                        The ATG PlayLab

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                        Deadline: June 10, 2022

                        The ATG PlayLab, which launched in September 2020, is a professional space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Queer (LGBTQ+) playwrights to develop their works for the stage. Led by Pandora Scooter and comprised of twelve playwrights, the goal for the PlayLab is to help develop marginalized voices to enable the telling of rich and varied stories from all members of our community. Applications are currently being accepted for the program; the deadline is Friday, June 10th. 


                        The group will meet once every week for 12 sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer via Zoom on Sunday evenings.  One additional meeting per month will be called for professional development discussions/workshops (these will not be required, but strongly encouraged).  Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.   

                        Sunday evening (6pm to 9pm EST) attendance at meetings is required.  From the applicants, playwrights will be chosen to participate in this play development lab.  There is no restriction on style of playwriting that the applicants use.  There is also no guarantee that acceptance into this PlayLab will result in any public readings or productions by American Theatre Group.  

                        Wednesday, May 11, 2022

                        Left Coast Theatre Co.'s newest anthology reading - "Unheard Voices"

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                        Deadline: May 22, 2022 11:59 PM

                        This will be an anthology of 6 or 7 pieces written by and for members of queer communities who have been underserved by the broader/mainstream LGBTQ+ movement. Are you trans, non-binary, QTBIPOC, bi, pan, ace, aro, demi, neurodivergent, have a disability, or are part of any community that has been underserved by the LGBTQ+ community? We want to hear your stories!

                        Please submit your script by 11:59pm on Sun, 5/22

                        Chosen scripts will be part of a staged reading in August and will be considered for a full production in 2023.

                        Full submission details can be found on our website.

                        We ask for submitters to fill out the following form to submit: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeMsBSqPg7qzfGxSXOSRjC3P-ecsx8mafefuMDAiKD9R2iyWw/viewform

                        Play Requirements:

                        • Play must not have been previously produced in the San Francisco Bay Area
                        • Plot must concern those who have been underserved by the broader/mainstream LGBTQ+ movement.
                        • No more than four (4) characters
                        • Simple and minimal set pieces and props
                        • No more than 15 pages, or the equivalent of 10-15 minutes in length. Please do not submit longer scripts – they will not be read

                        Scripts must be submitted in the following format

                        • 1” margins on all sides
                        • Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt
                        • Stage directions in parentheses and indented 2.5” from the left and 1” from the right
                        • Character names indented 3” from the left
                        • Dialogue is not indented either on the left or the right
                        • Include complete contact information on the front page as noted. This will allow us to notify you whether your play has been selected
                        • Include a one-paragraph synopsis of the plot of the play as shown in the template

                        Unheard Voices is a development project. The script you submit should be the one you want performed at the reading, but the playwrights selected will have the opportunity to do some rewriting before the final production.

                        There is no limit on the number of scripts any one playwright may submit; however, each script must be submitted separately.

                        Sunday, April 24, 2022

                        Fulton Festival of New Works STORIES OF DIVERSITY

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                        Deadline: April 30, 2022

                        STORIES OF DIVERSITY SUBMISSION FORM

                        Open to playwrights throughout Lancaster County (PA) and beyond, Stories of Diversity invites writers to submit new plays or musicals celebrating perspectives from the spectrum of diversity, including voices from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQ+, and religious and economic diversity.

                        The Festival will be accepting submissions through April 30th, finalists will be announced June 3rd and presented August 19th & 20th.

                        A Play or Musical

                        Must involve no more than 6 actors (can play multiple characters).

                        Must be original.

                        Must deal with the subject of inclusion, equity, diversity, or accessibility.

                        The play or musical is a living, breathing piece of art, and this is a first step in development.

                        We encourage creators to embrace feedback and suggested changes.

                        Play or Musical must be 60 minutes or longer.

                        2 Members of each of the four selected creative teams will be invited to attend the festival, which will include travel and accommodations. Other members of the team are invited at their own expense.

                        The winning play or musical of the festival, will receive a $500 cash prize.

                        Saturday, February 19, 2022

                        PlayTime 2022

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                        Deadline: March 7, 2022

                        Our application period for PlayTime 2022 has started (February 7th- March 7th)! It's our on-going new play development program for Women or BIPOC playwrights. Each season, we provide emerging playwrights with workspaces; professional collaborators; and, administrative, organizational, and logistical support. Selected playwrights utilize these resources to further develop and prepare a pre-existing draft of an original play for a public audience.

                        The 7-week lab (held via Zoom) allows us to support the playwright through review and critique, table readings, and dramaturgical feedback. The final week is dedicated to preparing a staged reading for the live and in-person public. Applicants will receive notification of their application's outcome by the end of March. On behalf of all of us here at DQT, thank you for sharing your work with us! PlayTime workshops will be held every Tuesday evening on the following dates:

                        April 5th @ 7pm EST
                        April 12th @ 7pm EST
                        April 19th @ 7pm EST
                        April 26th @ 7pm EST
                        May 3rd @ 7pm EST
                        May 10th @ 7pm EST
                        May 17th @ 7pm EST
                        May 24th @ 7pm EST

                        Wednesday, February 9, 2022

                        Live & In Color is looking for new musicals

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                        Deadline: March 1, 2022

                        Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical.

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

                        To Apply
                        To submit your musical, you can fill out this form. The deadline is March 1, 2022.
                        We are not currently accepting submissions for plays. Please check back later.

                        For any questions email Dennis Corsi at dennis@liveandincolor.org

                        Submission Requirements
                        • The musical must be able to be performed with 4 actors or less.
                        • All submissions should include:
                        • Single page synopsis
                        • Single page character breakdown
                        • Demo of score (2-3 songs)
                        • Sample of dialogue (~10 pages)
                        • Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)
                        • The playwright may submit more than one musical.
                        • Properties with prior full productions not accepted
                        • Finalists will be notified via email in the spring. 

                        Monday, January 31, 2022

                        New Victory LabWorks 2022-23 Residency

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                        Deadline: February 7, 2022

                        Google forms application

                        New Victory® LabWorks is a residency for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creating original work for kids and families. We welcome and uplift all BIPOC artists, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and who identify as disabled. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, New Victory LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

                        New Victory LabWorks artists each receive $15,000 as well as professional development, networking and community building. Artists also have the opportunity to hold invited rehearsals for industry professionals, fellow artists and kid and family audiences with facilitated feedback sessions.

                        By connecting artists with New Victory families and education partners to garner invaluable responses and feedback from kids, New Victory LabWorks invites artists to hone their craft, expand their skills, make contacts in the field, take artistic risks and make bold choices with their work.

                        Once all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview with members of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. From there, final applicants will be notified of their acceptance. All applicants will receive notification of final decisions. No phone calls, please.

                        Program Requirements:
                        • Artist(s) must have a primary residence in NYC and be available to participate between August 2022 and July 2023.
                        • Artist(s) must identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color.
                        • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
                        • Artist’s work must be intended for family audiences (Artist does not need prior experience in creating work suitable for families).
                        • Artist’s project(s) must be in development, but may be at any point during development, including initial concept.
                        • Pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Artist(s) must be able to attend monthly meetings in Manhattan.
                        • Artist(s) must be interested in actively participating in all aspects of the New Victory LabWorks program, including professional development, monthly meetings with the 2022-23 LabWorks cohort, peer-based exchange and peer and/or audience feedback.

                        If you are interested, you can review the application questions and required materials before applying.

                        Please complete the application and include support materials via a Dropbox link.

                         If you have physical materials to submit, please let us know by emailing LabWorks@New42.org.

                        Thursday, January 20, 2022

                        New Circle Theatre Company’s second annual L.B. Williams BIPOC writers new ten-minute play contest

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                        Deadline: February 1, 2022

                        New Circle Theatre Company’s Second Annual L.B. Williams BIPOC writers new ten-minute play contest for NYC- area playwrights

                        New Circle Theatre Company (www.newcircletheatrecompany.org) is a NYC company devoted to the development of new plays. In furthering the company’s commitment to foster diversity, we announce our second annual playwriting contest for new, ten minute plays by playwrights of color, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, etc. This contest is different from many out there, in that we are seeking, not so much new plays, but potential new members of our company, who wish to work with us continuously in the future to develop their new plays.

                        Our development process includes a reading of new plays at company meetings on Monday nights, followed by a 10-hour developmental workshop with a director and cast, and finally, an Equity Showcase production of the play in our intimate theatre space on West 44th St in New York City, upon approval of the Artistic Leadership team. The goal and focus is to allow the playwright to achieve the best possible version of their script.

                        DEADLINE: February 1st, 2022. Plays should be sent via email as a PDF only to nctcsubmissions@gmail.com, with the writer’s last name and BIPOC Contest in the subject line. (Ex: “Smith BIPOC Contest”)

                        Winners will be announced in the spring of 2022. Workshops and productions will take place in the fall of 2022.

                        For this particular contest, the following rules apply:

                        1. Plays should run no longer than 10-minutes when read aloud.

                        2. Writers must be available to physically participate in person in the developmental workshop and rehearsal process.

                        3. Plays may be on any theme and in any style, but should not rely on complicated production values to make them work.

                        4. No musicals, children’s shows, or adaptations accepted.

                        5. New work only that has not been produced (staged-readings okay).

                        6. Winning plays selected for production will result in a royalty payment to the writer of $100. Writers maintain full copyright of their work.

                        7. Winning plays will follow our development process: a Monday night reading, followed by a 10 hour development workshop with a director and cast, followed by a production. By submitting your play, you agree to participate in this process.

                        Monday, October 18, 2021

                        American Renaissance Theater Company workshop for Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander playwrights

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                        Deadline: October 31, 2021

                        American Renaissance Theater Company – a developmental and producing organization founded in 1974 and based in New York City – seeks to expand its already diverse membership by inviting applications from Indigenous, Black, Latinx, Asian and Pacific Islander playwrights.

                        A dynamic community of theater professionals, ARTC's membership includes actors and directors as well as writers who encompass the full range of gender, age and sexual orientations. We want to extend a welcome to the voices of all writers who believe they would benefit from the supportive process of our weekly workshop.

                        The workshop meets at a midtown New York studio every Tuesday (via Zoom during Covid).

                        For more information on who we are and the work we’ve developed and produced (both live and on Zoom) – please go to our website: http://www.americanrenaissancetheater.com

                        Preliminary submissions should consist of the first 20 pages from a full-length or one-act play. 

                        Please send your writing sample and bio or resume to: artcorg@gmail.com

                        We aim to respond to applications within three months of receipt.

                        Tuesday, October 5, 2021

                        Lift Every Voice: Black Women Speak Monologue and Short Play Festival

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                        Deadline: October 31, 2021 midnight EDT

                        Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, understands that black female playwrights are underserved when it comes to the production of their work. We are holding a call for black female playwrights from the United States to submit monologues and short plays that reflect their personal experience, their dreams, joys and hopes. 

                        These monologues and short plays will be presented live by Fantasy Theatre Factory on February 26, 2022 and a filmed version will run on their YouTube channel for a month afterwards. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected.

                        Submission Guidelines:

                        -Submissions accepted from female black playwrights who reside in the United States.

                        -Three submissions per writer maximum.

                        -The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.

                        -The short plays should have all female casts

                        -Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021; midnight EDT.

                        -Monologue should read between 1 and 3 minutes; short plays between 5 and 10 minutes. (Please time your work before submitting.)

                        -Submit work as a PDF document.

                        IMPORTANT:

                        -Cover page - include: name, mailing address, phone and email address.

                        Email scripts to: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

                        Friday, September 24, 2021

                        Abingdon Theatre Company Festival of Short Plays

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                        Deadline: October 8, 2021

                        Abingdon Theatre Company continues to be committed to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard. With this in mind, the company has announced their Festival of Short Plays. A one-week virtual festival shedding light on stories by people of color. Three new short pieces will be selected which were created and to be performed and directed by people of color. At the conclusion of the festival, a diverse panel of judges, theatre professionals who are BIPOC, will select a winner who will receive a $500 stipend to be used to support further exploration of their work.

                        Any BIPOC playwrights interested in submitting should meet the following criteria:

                        - Plays should be no more than 45 pages in length

                        - Original pieces only

                        - Only complete, finished pieces will be accepted

                        - Plays should not have been previously published or performed

                        - No musicals

                        Please email your piece along with a headshot and resume to Beatriz Cavalieri, Abingdon’s Associate Director of New Works, at bcavalieri@abingdontheatre.org.

                        - Rehearsals and recordings will take place from November 1st to November 10th.

                        - Submission deadline: October 8th.

                        Friday, September 3, 2021

                        Gallery Players 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

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                        Deadline: SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

                        Gallery Players is seeking plays for its 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held online January/February 2022. Each play selected will be given a virtual production with non-Equity actors. Playwrights must be available via Zoom or some other virtual venue for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.

                        We are specifically seeking plays from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwriting community.

                        THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 17, 2021

                        Submission guidelines:
                        • Plays must be written to be performed via Zoom. The play can either be written expressly for a Zoom presentation, or must be adaptable to a Zoom format.
                        • Plays must be un-produced (readings are OK); must be the play’s world premiere
                        • Length of play: 10 minutes. No monologues. No period costume pieces.
                        • You may submit no more than two (2) plays
                        • Pages must be numbered
                        • A cover page with title of the play and playwright’s contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown
                        • Playwrights cannot direct their own work
                        Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

                        Gallery Players
                        Black Box New Play Festival
                        199 14th Street
                        Brooklyn, NY 11215

                        We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.

                        We do not accept emailed submissions.

                        We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to protect the copyright.

                        Monday, August 30, 2021

                        Two Strikes Theatre Collective Brown Sugar Bake-Off seeks 10-minute plays

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                        Deadline: September 3, 2021

                        YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTM5NKBY8Ct0lLj_S4U5dw

                        Submit via Google Forms: https://forms.gle/D1bjo4XkeXTvdPT38

                        If by email, format of the script: PDF, with playwright contact information removed (Blind Submission)

                        The length of plays wanted: 10-minute
                        Eligibility: Black women and Black non-binary persons
                         
                        Playwright can submit more than one play
                        Submitters will be notified by email in mid-September

                        Sunday, July 25, 2021

                        The 2022 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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                        Deadline: August 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CDT
                        Submission form

                        The 2022 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) playwrights in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges including faculty, staff, students, and alumni will select one playwright as the winner.

                        The winning playwright will receive:
                        • An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL as a guest artist in residence for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. This residency will also include class visits and an all-School colloquium.
                        • Travel (within the U.S.), housing, and meals during the residency.
                        • An honorarium of $500 for the residency.

                        To be eligible to win, the playwright must be available for a one-week residency in late March 2022 (exact dates TBD).

                        The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

                        Please include in your submission:
                        • A representative sample from your play up to 15 pages. This does not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
                        • A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
                        • A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
                        • A playwright’s statement (max. 400 words). In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, address where you are in the development process, and discuss how a workshop in a university setting can facilitate that process.

                        Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:
                        Submissions must be:
                        • A full-length play.
                        • Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
                        • The primary language of the play must be English.
                        • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
                        • A playwright may only submit one play per year. The work must be submitted by the playwright rather than a literary agent or other third party.
                        • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
                        • The submitting playwright must be either the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
                        • Plays that have been produced or published professionally are ineligible for the competition. Plays that have been presented through staged readings, workshops, university productions, or community theatre productions are eligible.
                        • A playwright may submit a play that they submitted in a previous year (including finalists) if there have been substantive revisions.
                        The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

                        We will contact semi-finalists by the end of October 2021 and ask them to submit the full play.

                        The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2022.

                        Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:

                        Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.

                        Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies

                        Chair, The Crossroads Project

                        Email: knahm@ilstu.edu

                        Sunday, June 13, 2021

                        Summer BIPOC Reading Festival seeks new work

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                        The Summer BIPOC Reading Festival (Staged Summer Festival) is an official program of Facility Theatre, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Facility is dedicated to centering equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in all of our work. This program kicks off a series of ongoing events uplifting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. The inaugural festival will feature 6 readings from diverse playwrights taking place throughout the summer months. 

                        Note: During 2021, the readings will take place on zoom until it is deemed safe to have them at Facility’s space.

                        Readings are an essential part of the play development process. We are proud to offer the Staged Summer Festival as a creative lab for emerging and established playwrights. Conveniently located in our brand new space, our reading series provides a home for writers to hear their new work read aloud.

                        The festival will take place in Humboldt Park during August 6, 7, 8 and August 13, 14, and 15. Playwrights will have their reading on one of the days and will be offered a $250 stipend for participation.

                        Are you a BIPOC Playwright interested in developing your work and having your play read out loud by professional actors? Fill out the form below and submit your play for consideration. We are always looking for new artists to work with. If your play is selected for the summer curation, we will be in touch for more information. We do not have any specific genre or topical requirements for our plays. They can be short, long, small cast, big cast, written for today, or written in pastiche. We are interested in all submissions and look forward to reading yours!

                        https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_HaB2KvXMYKqNn-UEbNBQuL7HqwnisFVaio8LckeLgy1uhw/viewform

                        Tuesday, June 8, 2021

                        American Theater Group PLAYLAB

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                        Deadline: June 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM

                        The ATG PlayLab, which launched in September 2020, is a professional space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Queer (LGBTQ+) playwrights to develop their works for the stage. Led by Pandora Scooter and comprised of a total of ten playwrights, the goal for the PlayLab is to help develop marginalized voices to enable the telling of rich and varied stories from all members of our community.

                        ATG playwrights group seeks new members for play and professional development group. ATG PlayLab (now going into its 2nd year), is dedicated to providing a professional and supportive environment for playwrights who are both/either BIPOC and LGBTQ+ to be heard and supported. 

                        The group will meet once every week for 12 sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer via Zoom. One additional meeting per month will be called for professional development discussions/workshops (these will not be required, but strongly encouraged). 

                        Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.

                        To apply, please fill out the application at https://forms.gle/4qsKVHVT2JRMkU6q7

                        For any questions, email pandorascooter@gmail.com."

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