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Friday, August 5, 2016

NewTown Writers Press seeks short plays


NewTown Writers Press is delighted to announce that our annual print publication, Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing, is now accepting submissions for Volume 20.

Off the Rocks publishes poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) by the GLBT community and its advocates. For this volume we also invite submissions of short plays, and we are seeking photography and artwork to be considered for the anthology's front cover as well.

The theme of this year's anthology is "Coming Out on Stage." Submissions should explore the GLBT community's relationship to the performing arts.

How are we presented and represented onstage, as well as backstage? What role has theatre played in your life? What roles have you played in the theatre? What are the ways in which gays influence and are influenced by the performing arts?

You are welcome to write about all styles of performance: dance, drama, drag, stand-up, musical theatre, you name it. Reminisce about a show that made a lasting impression on you, share the details of a play date, or shine a spotlight on the technical aspects of theatre. It's your call—and possibly your callback.

Fiction and non-fiction submissions should be a maximum of 5,000 words. Short plays should be no longer than 10 pages. Reprints are acceptable. We will consider up to three submissions per person.

Please send your work as an attachment in .doc or .jpg format to Editor Allison Fradkin at allisonfradkin [at] aol [dot] com. All submissions will be acknowledged and everyone will be notified of the Editor's selections.

Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology upon publication.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.

For more information about Off the Rocks, please visit:
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/BOOK-REVIEW-Off-the-Rocks-Vol-19/54385.html


Labels: LGBT, 10-minute plays

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation Playwriting Competition

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The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation holds yearly literary competitions for works that concern LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender) life and that are based on, or inspired by, a historical person, culture, event or work of art.The 2016 playwriting competition will be open to submissions from March 1 through May 31, 2016. All manuscripts must be electronically submitted and received by midnight on May 31. (No hard copies sent by postal mail will be accepted.)

Only full-length works (dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) will be considered. One entry per author, please. Scripts must be original and in English. All must concern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer life and be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art, or event.

There is no entry fee. Prizes are as follows: First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500. Prizewinners will be announced before the end of the year.

To be eligible for the Foundation’s 2016 competition:
Your script must involve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer characters and/or themes.
Your script must portray a historical period or incident. The past must be central, not incidental, to the work. (For more information on the meaning of “historical,” go to the “What Is Historical?” page.)
You must submit a brief statement, no longer than one page, describing how the script fulfills these requirements. This statement should explain the time period and historical issues involved.
If your work has been produced in any form (workshop, staged reading, or full production), your submission must also include a synopsis of the work’s production history. Works that have never been produced are welcome.

If these conditions of eligibility are not met, your submission will not be read.

When submitting:
Manuscripts should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font, and saved as a .doc, .docx, or PDF.
The first page must include the title and your name, as well as your own email address, mailing address, and phone number. Even if you are represented by an agent, please provide your personal contact information.
Page numbers should appear on every manuscript page.
In the case of musicals, audio segments should be sent separately as MP3 files and limited to a total of 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary.

Email submissions to: jwillis@aabbfoundation.org

Monday, May 9, 2016

GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, staged readings

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Gay Pride on June 22, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center.

Requirements:
  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes. 
  • Plays must have a LGBTQ theme
  • 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 Thursday, May 26, 2016, 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.
put the name of your script on the subject line

For more information call 614-285-2515.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Left Coast Theatre Co. seeks LGBTQ short plays

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LCTC’s fall show is ripped straight from the headlines! From true stories to tabloid trash, unexpected heroes to alien abductions, we need you to find the most amazing, crazy, outlandish true-ish stories that ever made it to print and give them an LGBT twist. Whether your go-to source is the NY Times or the National Enquirer, we want the unusual. We want to be surprised. We appreciate humor, but that doesn’t only mean light-hearted and campy. Feel free to go dark, get serious, and bend genre lines. Stories are due on my desk by May 1, 2016. Chosen writers will receive a small stipend.

What are we looking for? LGBTQ themed shorts, 10-15 minutes in length, which include one or more LGBTQ characters present and included within the plot/storyline. Plots with distinctly LGBTQ themes/situations are highly encouraged.

When is the deadline? Submissions are due May 1, 2016

How should I submit my work? Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Title page which includes title of piece; name of playwright, contact information and mailing address; character names with brief descriptions of ages and appearance.
  • Play synopsis on Page 2, which must include: 
  • Names and brief descriptions of main characters
  • Main story arc or plot
  • Connection to theme
  • Categorization: comedy, black comedy, drama, tragedy, etc.
  • The synopsis must be 500 words or less
  • The body of the play must be blind– no identifying information about the playwright of any kind. Numbered pages, please.
  • Plays must be no longer than 15 pages, or read no longer than 15 minutes. No full-length plays or one acts.
  • Plays longer than requested or that do not meet the production theme or submitted without synopsis will not be read.
  • Please note we are not accepting submissions for musicals at this time, so we will be unable to read any if they are submitted.
  • Shows are produced on a small budget, elaborate sets, scene changes, costumes, or excessive props will greatly affect chances of getting produced.
Where do I submit? Please submit your play as a PDF to: submissions@lctc-sf.org

Please be aware that failure to follow these guidelines may prevent your submission for consideration. If you have any questions, please send them to: INFO@lctc-sf.org

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Pride Films & Plays' LezPlay Contest

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**Dramatists Guild members can submit one script exempt from the entry fee by using the code DG2016 on the payment page.**

The mission of Pride Films & Plays' LezPlay Contest is to enhance the visibility and advance the viability of lesbian-centered stories for stage and screen. To that end, LezPlay honors excellence in storytelling by women-identified writers who present lesbian characters and themes—past, present, and future—in a pivotal, positive way.

**The LezPlay Contest is open to playwrights and screenwriters who identify as women.**

We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We want to introduce audiences to writers whose work reflects, resonates with, and is relevant to their lives. We want stories that have a broad appeal, stories that will enable us to reach individuals of all ages and in all stages of life.

From March 1 to April 30, 2016, we welcome submissions of short scripts (up to 45 pages) and full-length scripts (up to 120 pages) from writers who identify as women. Only scripts that have not been professionally produced are eligible. Scripts that have been submitted in the past are ineligible for resubmission.

Scripts will be judged by a panel of industry professionals: directors, artistic directors, filmmakers, playwrights, producers, literary managers, activists, educators, comediennes.

**When submitting, please be sure that there is NO identifying information included anywhere on your script. Scripts that identify the writer on the title page or anywhere else in the document will immediately be disqualified.**

**To enter LezPlay, complete the entry form. You will receive an email from LezPlay's Literary Manager Allison Fradkin confirming receipt of your submission.**

**Entry fee is $15 if script is received by March 31. Entry fee is $30 if script is received by April 30. To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on April 30, 2016.**

**Dramatists Guild members can submit one script exempt from the entry fee by using the code DG2016 on the payment page.**

Awards & Prizes

Ten semi-finalists will be selected from all script entries. We will then name five finalists. The scripts that make the finals will be those that receive the highest recommendation from our reading panel and that best align with the mission of LezPlay.

The five finalists’ scripts will be presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which will take place in Chicago, Illinois, September 9-11, 2016. Writers whose work is selected for presentation will earn a cash prize: $400 for full-length scripts, $100 for shorts. In addition, stage play finalists' work will be considered for a full production with PFP. Both playwrights and screenwriters who make the finals are invited to join us in Chicago for up to 10 hours of rehearsal with PFP Company Members to refine their scripts prior to and during the staged reading.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fresh Fruit 2016

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All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 14th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary, international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. The festival will occur July 11-24 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

Entries are accepted through March 13, 2016. 

Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Feb 1), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Performance Art, Dance, Video, Film, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression.

Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more!

Early Submission Deadline: February 1st, 2016 (No Submission Fee)
Final Deadline: March 13, 2016 ($15 Late Fee required after Feb 1st)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (25+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to Produce your show (& cast, direct, execute a local publicity campaign, etc.) if you are out of town. You may use the “Performance History” section of the form.

Questions? – If you are applying in the Poetry, Dance, or Film categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email us at: submissions [at] freshfruitfestival [dot] com.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you please download a rough blank copy of the form and notes HERE to prepare your answers in advance. You will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email):

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Friday, January 15, 2016

spectrum: lgbt new play festival

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In just its second season, Funky Little Theater Company is proud to announce the inaugural (hopefully annual) playwriting festival, [spectrum: lgbt new play festival][spectrum: lgbt new play festival] will be produced Thursday through Saturday nights from March 4-March 19, 2016. Each play selected will be fully produced and will be considered a world premiere at Funky Little Theater Company in Colorado Springs, CO.

Funky is looking for talented and creative playwrights from all around the country to participate in this festival. Plays should be one-acts focusing on issues surrounding, embracing or showcasing individuals of the LGBT community.

There is no submission fee for our inaugural [spectrum: lgbt new play festival].

Guidelines for submissions:
  • A selected committee and Funky company members will be reading and evaluating each submission. There will be three rounds of elimination before selection.

  • Playwrights should be 16 years or older as of submission deadline.

  • Your play must be unpublished and not previously professionally produced. Previously submitted plays will not be accepted and will not be returned or receive a response.

  • Each script should be one act, ideally one set and no more than five actors. Keep in mind this is going to be produced in 50-seat black box theatre.

  • Ideal length is 10 minutes but submissions should not exceed 15 minutes in length.

  • All scripts should be typed and organized in a professional script format (page numbers, title page, correct spacing, etc) and as a Word Document or PDF. The title page should be the only identifier for the playwright. The following page should include a synopsis, character breakdown, and setting.

  • Include your name, mailing address, contact number, and the play title in the body of the email and attach the script to the email, but please remove any identifying information from headers, footers and elsewhere.

  • Email your play by Friday, January 29, 2016 at midnight MST to: chris@funkylittletheater.org

  • Selected playwrights will be notified via email no later than February, 4, 2016 at midnight MST.

  • No more than three (3) submissions per playwright are accepted.

  • Lodging and travel expenses are not available at this time.

  • One play will be selected as “Festival Favorite” based on audience votes and a panel of judges. Winning submission will receive a $100 prize.

Happy writing and thanks for your timr and consideration, Funky Little Theater Company.  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler (VPT) Summer Pride Festival

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Vermont Pride Theater at Chandler (VPT) requests submissions for its sixth annual Summer Pride Festival, July 15-17 and 24-26 in the historic Chandler Center for the Arts, Randolph (VT). We are seeking full-length scripts that present the issues and concerns of today's LGBTQ populations, especially in rural areas. Plays that have been previously produced or published are welcome, and their performance history would be of interest.

These should be e-mailed to <vermontpridetheater@gmail.com>, no later than February 1st. For more information about the festival or VPT, send inquiries to that same address.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

4th Annual New Works Festival

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Working Title: comedy Comedy COMEDY!? or #LoLz

Team Z and our team of directors will select six “10 minute” plays to be featured in this year's festival!

We are now accepting submissions for our 4th Annual New Works Festival. This year's theme: Comedy. All types of comedy: farce, camp, satire, dark comedy, melodrama, rom-com, parodies, surreal etc.

We look specifically for pieces dealing with LGBTQ issues and or written by a member of the LGBTQ community.

This is a 4-5 night event in February 2016 where the writers of the pieces have an opportunity to discuss their work in a safe open forum on one evening. This year's festival will be held at the Eclectic Theater on Capitol Hill in Seattle WA.

  • Submissions due no later than November 12, 2015
  • All scripts must be 10 minutes in length or under
  • Must be a comedic piece
  • Speak to the LGBTQ community
Send all submissions and questions to submissions@fantasticz.org

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Developmental Reading Series - Queer First Drafts Wanted

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All Out Arts' The Fresh Fruit Festival, NYC's biggest celebration of LGBTQ arts, is hosting our annual reading series this October. We're looking for work in its early or middle stages of development—scripts not quite ready for a festival, but that could use a public ear.

Your script should be no longer than two hours, and readable by no more than 8 actors. (It's fine to double characters that you wouldn't double in a full production.) In accordance with our mission statement, scripts should somehow involve queer characters/themes.

Submission Instructions
Please send your script, along with its production history and your playwriting bio/résumé, to liz@freshfruitfestival.com by 6PM FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CALL FOR SCRIPTS: RE-INVENTING FAMILY

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The Village Playwrights is accepting 10 minute plays from Metro NYC playwrights for Re-inventing Family, a staged reading of 8 short plays on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the LGBT Community Center in New York City to celebrate the Gay Pride holiday.

Requirements:

1. Scripts should feature an LGBTQ, non-traditional family

2. Playwrights must be from the metro NYC area

3. Scripts must be 10 minutes or under

4. Deadline for submission is 5 pm, Friday, May 15, 2015

5. Plays will be minimally staged

6. Playwrights may choose to self-produce (cast and rehearse)


To Submit:

Email your 10 minute script as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com

Include your name, address and telephone in the body of the email but not on the script. Your name should not appear on the script. Please write your play title on subject line of email. There is no submission fee.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2015 Playwriting Competition

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Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2015 Playwriting Competition. 

The Foundation will accept submissions for its 2015 Playwriting Competition between March 1 and May 31, 2015

Prizes are as follows: First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500. 

Prizewinners will be announced before the end of the year. Production Grants: The foundation also offers grants to not-for-profit production companies to offset expenses in producing theatrical works (plays, musicals, operas, choral works, orchestral works with text) and film or video. All works must be based on, or inspired by, history and must concern LGBT life. No submission fee.

1. Only full-length works (dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) are eligible for consideration.
2. All works submitted must be original and in English.
3. All must concern LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) life and must be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art, or event.

For more submission details visit aabbfoundation.org.

Submissions will be accepted until May 1, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Pride Films and Plays: Call for Sapphic Scripts

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Members of the Dramatists Guild and PFP Writers Network may submit one script exempt from the entry fee. 
Has anybody "scene " my gal?

We'll give it to you straight: Pride Films and Plays is queer to recruit you. If you're a woman who writes, we want you to write about women for the LezPlay (formerly Women's Words) Contest or for our Mainstage Series.

Allow us to LGBT cue you in…

Mainstage Series

Pride Films and Plays is seeking plays with lesbian characters, situations, or themes. Preferred cast size of 1-6 for production in an intimate space - Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Chicago, for example. Both new and previously produced plays will be accepted, though we prefer works that have not been previously produced in Chicago.

Email a PDF of your full-length play with playwright contact information, resume, script synopsis, and production history (if applicable) to LezPlayPFP@gmail.com by April 30, 2015. There is no fee to submit.

LezPlay Contest

LezPlay enhances the visibility and advances the viability of women who write plays. LezPlay not only advocates for more dyke drama; it honors excellence in scripts written by women in which lesbian characters and themes - past, present, and future - play a pivotal role.

We're on the lookout for new work, specifically Sapphic-centric narratives with a positive outlook. We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We want to introduce audiences to women whose writing reflects, resonates with, and is relevant to their lives. We want stories that have a broad appeal, stories that will enable us to reach individuals of all ages and in all stages of life. And we want audiences to have a gay old time.

We are seeking scripts from women of all stripes and types: the lesbophile, the boi next door, the good-bi girl. Regardless of how you identify (or ident-defy) and even if your identity is not queer-cut, if your script puts the "out " in outstanding, then make a play for our attention.

From March 15 to May 1, we welcome submissions of short and full-length scripts from women. Only scripts that have not been professionally produced are eligible.

Scripts will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Past judges include Fawzia Mirza, Kelli Simpkins, Ali Hoefnagel, Angela Alise Johnson, Tara Mallen, Rebecca Kling, and Carolyn Gage.

Up to five finalists will be selected in each category (Full-Length Plays and Short Scripts). The scripts that receive the highest recommendation from our reading panel, and that best align with the mission of LezPlay, will be presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which will take place in Chicago September 11-13. Writers whose work is selected for presentation will earn a cash prize ($400 for full-length scripts, $100 for shorts). In addition, LezPlay finalists in the Full-Length Plays category automatically receive production consideration for the Mainstage Series.

To enter LezPlay, you will need to complete the online entry form at FilmFreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay) and also submit your script (with NO identifying information on it) to LezPlay Literary Manager Allison Fradkin at PrideWomen@gmail.com. Entry fee is $10 if script is received by March 31. Entry fee is $20 if script is received by April 15. Entry fee is $30 if script is received by May 1. To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 1, 2015. 

Members of the Dramatists Guild and PFP Writers Network may submit one script exempt from the entry fee.


Writers may enter as many scripts as desired, but each entry form can be accompanied by only one (1) script. Each additional entry will require a separate entry form and separate entry fee. Only one free application may be submitted. If submitting a second script, there is a $10 discount for the second entry fee. The full entry fee is due for all entries made after that.

Any woman in her "write" mind would submit. And we hope you do, because we here at Pride Films and Plays really need our Sapph-fix.


Categories/tags: 10-minute plays, Dramatists Guild, festival, full-length plays, grants/awards, LGBT, one-act plays, readings, short plays, submission guidelines, women-only

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Fresh Fruit 2015

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SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR Fresh Fruit 2015. READ BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL AND CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE UPDATES AND COPIES OF SUBMISSION FORMS!

All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival will occur July 6-19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through March 22, 2015. Thanks to the generosity of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants, and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through Performance Art, Dance, Theatre, Video, Film, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression.

Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more!

Early Submission Deadline: February 22, 2015 (No Submission Fee)
Final Deadline: March 22, 2015 ($25 Late Fee)

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you download a blank copy of the form and notes HERE to prepare answers in advance. Please read the info sheets along with it to get a better idea of how the Festival works. When you are ready, go to the online application below:

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Village Playwrights seek 10-minute plays

The Village Playwrights is accepting 10 minute plays from Metro NYC playwrights only for “Triangles and Squares: LGBTQ Relationships and Romance,” a staged reading of 8 short plays on February 11, 2015 at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC to celebrate the Valentine’s holiday.

Requirements:
1.  Scripts should about LGBTQ relationships or romance
2.  Playwrights must be from the metro NYC area
3.  Scripts must be 10 minutes or under
4.  Deadline for submission is 5 pm, Friday, January 9, 2015
5.  Plays will be minimally staged
6.  Playwrights may choose to self-produce (cast and rehearse)
7.  There is no submission fee

To Submit:
Email your 10 minute script to


Please write your play title on subject line of email

Saturday, October 25, 2014

CALL FOR 10-MINUTE LGBTQ PLAY

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Call for Submissions for the third BUA Takes 10: LGBT Short Stories evening of ten-minute plays. BUA Takes 10 will run three weekends from March 27-April 11, 2015 at Buffalo United Artists at Alleyway Theatre, 672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Submission Guidelines:

*All plays must have an LGBT theme that is central to the play’s premise. (This means that changing pronouns on another play probably won’t work.)

*Playwrights may submit one or two plays, but if you submit two, please do so in separate emails.

*Please don’t resubmit plays that were submitted previous years. You think we don’t remember, but elephants got nothing on us.

*All plays must be no longer than ten minutes, which may actually mean fewer than ten pages. If you’re not sure, please read it aloud. No exceptions, no matter how brilliant the extra minutes may be. We mean it.

*All plays must have minimal set requirements. Plays chosen will receive full productions at BUA’s black box theater, but with ten plays being performed, there is no time for elaborate set changes.

*Please email LGBT ten-minute plays with minimal set requirements to buasubmissions@gmail.com in standard format in Word or PDF.
*Email subject line should have your name and title of your play, e.g. MARY BROWN/MY AWESOME GAY PLAY.

*Body of email should contain contact information (including email and phone) and the play’s production history ONLY. You don’t have to write a cover letter, so please don’t. Anything other than the requested information is only going to give us a bad first impression (i.e. you don’t follow rules).

*Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

The Deadline:

Submissions must be received by October 31, 2014. We prefer earlier to later, as we read and cull as the submissions come in.
You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your play. Finalists will be notified by email by January 15, 2015, and the selected playwrights will be announced on Official Playwrights of Facebook. We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

The Producer:

Buffalo United Artists will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the run of the show. If necessary, directors will contact playwrights at the start of or during the rehearsal process. For more information about Buffalo United Artists, please visit our Web site: http://www.buffalobua.org. Dates are tentatively set for March 27-April 11, 2015, but are subject to change.
The Production:

Plays will be presented together as an evening of theater. Chosen playwrights will receive a copy of the program, four complimentary tickets to be used any night of the run, and a $25 royalty. If you’re here in person—which we strongly encourage—you’ll get some free drinks, too.

If you have questions, please contact buasubmissions@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Queer Scare seeks short plays

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The Village Playwrights will celebrate Halloween with "Queer Scare," an evening of short play readings at the LGBT Community Center.

Five to eight plays will be selected to be read from 8 pm to 10 pm on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th Street, NYC. We are looking for plays that are LGBTQ themed as well as scary, supernatural, or have drag themes. The Village Playwrights will produce your play or you may self-produce. There is no fee to submit. By producing we shall cast the actors, supply a director and hold a rehearsal. Authors may choose to rehearse their play more than once. The play will be minimally staged.

October 1 is the deadline for submissions.
To submit, email your 10 to 20 minute play to villageplaywrights@gmail.com

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Call for Submissions for the third BUA Takes 10: LGBT Short Stories evening of ten-minute plays

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Submission Dates: Now through October 31, 2014

Call for Submissions for the third BUA Takes 10: LGBT Short Stories evening of ten-minute plays.  BUA Takes 10 will run three weekends from March 27-April 11, 2015 at Buffalo United Artists at Alleyway Theatre, 672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.
    
Submission Guidelines: 
*All plays must have an LGBT theme that is central to the play’s premise. (This means that changing pronouns on another play probably won’t work.)

*Playwrights may submit one or two plays, but if you submit two, please do so in separate emails.

*Please don’t resubmit plays that were submitted previous years.  You think we don’t remember, but elephants got nothing on us.

*All plays must be no longer than ten minutes, which may actually mean fewer than ten pages. If you’re not sure, please read it aloud.  No exceptions, no matter how brilliant the extra minutes may be. We mean it.

*All plays must have minimal set requirements. Plays chosen will receive full productions at BUA’s black box theater, but with ten plays being performed, there is no time for elaborate set changes. 

*Please email LGBT ten-minute plays with minimal set requirements to buasubmissions@gmail.com in standard format in Word or PDF. 

*Email subject line should have your name and title of your play, e.g. MARY BROWN/MY AWESOME GAY PLAY. 

*Body of email should contain contact information (including email and phone) and the play’s production history ONLY. You don’t have to write a cover letter, so please don’t. Anything other than the requested information is only going to give us a bad first impression (i.e. you don’t follow rules).

*Submissions that do not adhere to these guidelines will not be considered.

 The Deadline:
Submissions must be received by October 31, 2014. We prefer earlier to later, as we read and cull as the submissions come in.

You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your play. Finalists will be notified by email by January 15, 2015, and the selected playwrights will be announced on Official Playwrights of Facebook. We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright. 
  
The Producer:
Buffalo United Artists will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the run of the show.  If necessary, directors will contact playwrights at the start of or during the rehearsal process.  For more information about Buffalo United Artists, please visit our Web site: http://www.buffalobua.org. Dates are tentatively set for March 27-April 11, 2015, but are subject to change.

The Production: 
Plays will be presented together as an evening of theater.  Chosen playwrights will receive a copy of the program, four complimentary tickets to be used any night of the run, and a $25 royalty. If you’re here in person—which we strongly encourage—you’ll get some free drinks, too.

If you have questions, please contact buasubmissions@gmail.com
  

We look forward to reading your work!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Arch and Bruce Brown LGBT Competition

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The 2014 playwriting competition is open to submissions from March 1 through June 30. We prefer manuscripts to be submitted electronically but hard copy submissions will also be accepted. Electronic submissions must be received by midnight on June 30 and mailed manuscripts should be postmarked by the deadline.

All works must concern LGBT (lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender) life and be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art or event. See What Is Historical? for more information.

All works submitted (full–length dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) must be original and in English. One work per author, please. There is no entry fee. Prizewinners will be chosen before the end of the year. Prizes are as follows: First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500.

When emailing:
Manuscripts should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font, and saved as a .doc, .docx or PDF.
The first page must include the title, your name, email address, mailing address and phone number.
If the work you are submitting has been produced in any form (workshop, staged reading, full production), please include a brief production history. On a separate page, explain briefly how the work relates to LGBT life, describing its historical inspiration.
Page numbers should appear on every page.
In the case of musicals, audio segments should be sent separately as MP3 files and limited to 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary.

Email to: jwillis@aabbfoundation.org

When mailing:
Manuscripts should be neatly typed on one side of the page only. They should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font.
The cover page of the manuscript should include the title, your name, mailing address, phone number and email address.
If the work you are submitting has been produced in any form (workshop, staged reading, full production), please include a brief production history. On a separate page, explain briefly how the work relates to LGBT life, describing its historical inspiration.
Page numbers should appear on every page.
For musical works, include a CD with selections totaling no more than 30 minutes.

Mail to:

Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation
P.O. Box 26124
Brooklyn, NY 11202

Sunday, March 30, 2014

ALL OUT ARTS FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL TEN MINUTE LGBT PLAY CONTEST

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Contestants will be selected to present their plays either Monday May 5 or May 12 at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Plays can be presented as a reading or performance, set will be chairs and tables, few props. Winners are selected by audience and a panel of judges. First Place wins $50, Second $25. These plays plus audience choice will be invited to perform at the Fresh Fruit Festival that runs July 8-July 20.

DEADLINE APRIL 1st.

Submit plays : Founder@Freshfruitfestival.com

https://www.facebook.com/FreshFruitFest

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