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Showing posts with label LGBTQ+. Show all posts
Showing posts with label LGBTQ+. Show all posts

Friday, November 18, 2022

The Braid seeks stories for the stage

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Deadline: December 31, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Professional and Non-professional writers welcome! Send us your first-person narratives, poems, songs or essays!

On Stage — Our Salon Theatre Shows

Stories are no longer than 1500 words
Appear on stage in front of a live audience, Live on Zoom or Livestreamed
Performed by Professional Actor(s)
Selected stories receive payment and royalties
See an example here.
View Salon Theatre themes here.
More guidelines and FAQ’s here.

THEME: OUT LOUD!

The LGBTQI+ community is filled with Jewish people and their unique experiences. Are you a member or an ally with a story to tell? Share an important moment that explores the beauty of the queer community through the power of love, the heartache of loss and the journey of finding one’s place in the world.

Los Angeles, Bay Area, NY (Specific Dates TBD)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Fresh Fruit Festival MAINSTAGE 23

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Deadline: November 28, 2022

> THE ONLINE 2023 APPLICATION <

All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s 21-year-old grassroots, multidisciplinary festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. The festival will occur over two weeks from April 24 through Early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through December 5, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Nov. 28), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present a broad spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Video, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

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

Submission Deadline: Monday, NOV. 28, 2022 (No Submission Fee) Announcements in January.
Late Deadline: Monday Dec. 12, 2022 (Note: EARLY submissions get far more attention from our readers!)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (14+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to Produce your show locally (all casting, crew, producer, a local publicity firm, etc.). You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced in New York City.

Questions? – If you are applying in Graphics, Film, or Screenplay categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a note of interest with any short questions on our Contact Form. A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, FAQs, etc. will be published here soon.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you download and print a practiceblank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email)

Sunday, November 6, 2022

some scripts in-print anthology "Monologues by LGBTQIA+ Scriptwriters for LGBTQIA+ Actors" Seeking Submissions

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Deadline: November 30, 2022

some scripts literary magazine presents a special issue 6: an in-print anthology titled "Monologues by LGBTQIA+ Scriptwriters for LGBTQIA+ Actors"! 

Submissions opened on November 1st and will close on November 30th. Submissions are welcome from playwrights worldwide. Submissions are only allowed by LGBTQIA+ scriptwriters for this upcoming issue. some scripts does not require you to self-ID, however.

While we welcome monologues from all members of the LGBTQIA+ community, we are especially interested in featuring monologues by BIPOC scriptwriters; disabled scriptwriters; and scriptwriters who are trans, nonbinary, intersex, ace/aro; as well as anyone else not mentioned who have otherwise intersecting identities.

Monologues can be excerpts from stage plays, screenplays, radio plays/audio dramas, or Zoom plays. Monologues can also be stand-alone works.

As long as it’s a monologue of some varying length that an LGBTQIA+ actor could foreseeably use for an audition, classwork, or showcase (or gets people to want to read your longer work where it originates from), we’d love to read it!

Please only submit 1-2 monologues for consideration. This is to ensure that we are able to read from as many scriptwriters as possible. There is a small group of invited contributors who were brought on prior to the open submission period.

This will be some scripts’ first in-print anthology. All scriptwriters chosen for the anthology will be compensated with a $10 token payment and a free printed copy of the anthology.

To submit to some scripts' anthology "Monologues by LGBTQIA+ Scriptwriters for LGBTQIA+ Actors": Include a title page in a separate PDF or Word document from the script, detailing your preferred name to be published, email address, a short bio, pronouns if you want, the title of the piece, and any socials.

Then include your piece as a separate document (PDF or Word) with no personal information attached to it. Please include a short synopsis detailing the given circumstances for the monologue, any required identification for the character, and other important details. PDF and Word document submissions are okay. Please include necessary trigger warnings for the safety of our reading team members. (For example, "TW: mention of sexual assault, body horror, homophobic slur") 

Compile the title page PDF and blinded copy into an email addressed to somescriptslitmag@gmail.com
Feel free to say hello and introduce yourself in a cover letter in the body of the email if you wish! We love getting to know the larger scriptwriting community more and are so happy that some scripts continues to reach more people.

Please find a sample copy of the contract coming soon on our website!

Saturday, November 5, 2022

One-Act Submissions for CapitalQ Theatre Festival

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Deadline: November 28, 2022
or after 75 submissions

We are interested in plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. What we are looking for is an exciting story surrounding the queer experience that begs to be performed on stage. Our goal is to aid playwrights in presenting the story they are excited to tell on stage, with whatever resources they find valuable. We are especially interested in a myriad of stories about the LGBTQ+ experience and are hoping our festival’s representation accurately represents the diversity in our community.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DETAILS:
- We are defining a one-act play as a play between 10 and 40 minutes long that takes place over one act.
- This festival is specifically for playwrights who identify as LGBTQ+. At this time, we are not accepting plays written by allies.

The application window will close on November 28th or after 75 submissions.

WISCONSIN-BASED PLAYWRIGHTS SUBMIT HERE

NON-WISCONSIN-BASED PLAYWRIGHTS SUBMIT HERE


Regular, Full-Length Submissions

StageQ's mission is to celebrate and advance theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ peoples. We accept show submissions all year round.

We normally announce our season in May of each year and planning for each season typically starts around August of the year prior.

For full length plays please email a synopsis and script to info@stageq.com

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Athena Project Read & Rant seek scripts

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Deadline: October 31, 2022

We are looking for plays primarily written by women. We believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Submissions will be accepted from now through October 31st. The link for playwrights to submit their work is here: https://athenaprojectarts.org/submit-2/

Interested in submitting a script for Read & Rant: A Plays In Progress Series or one of our other submission opportunities? Best way to find out what’s happening is to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming opportunities.

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Stay True Theatre Company Seeking LGBTQIA+ Family Planning Plays

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Deadline: none listed

Stay True Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for plays that cover family planning within the LGBTQIA+ Community. Subjects covered can include but are not limited to: surrogacy, adoption, pregnancy, platonic parenthood, foster parenting, among others.

The play can be previously produced or an unproduced new work. The play should be full length around 90 minutes. No intermission is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to plays that can be performed with a cast of five or less actors.

Please email PDFs of draft and synopsis of the play, any other supporting materials you find relevant, your resume with contact information, and pronouns to staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com.

The production will be staged in late summer or early fall of 2022.

Compensation will be a stipend to be discussed and negotiated.

We encourage playwrights of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes, sizes, and (dis)abilities within the queer community to submit

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.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Canthius seeks short plays & excerpts

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Deadline: September 1, 2022

Canthius is an intersectional feminist magazine that publishes poetry and prose by writers of marginalized gender identities, including trans, Two Spirit, non-binary, agender, cis women, genderqueer, GNC, and intersex writers. We are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourage Indigenous women, Black women, and women of colour to submit. We also welcome submissions in Indigenous languages.

We consider unpublished work of poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction). We welcome experimental works and play excerpts. Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to five poems. For play excerpts, please limit submissions to 5-8 pages. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you've submitted to Canthius.

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

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Theatre Viscera: SEND US YOUR QUEER PLAYS!

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Deadline: August 15, 2022
Or they reach a submission cap of 100

We will be accepting play submissions from June 15th until 5pm (PST) August 15th.

WE ARE ACCEPTING PLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2023 SEASON OF THEATRE VISCERA AND THE THEATRE VISCERA PODCAST. 

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES THOROUGHLY AS SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THEM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

We accept plays written by queer (LGBTQIA+) playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers.

We have a preference for plays about/by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.

You may send us full length plays, one acts, or collections of ten minutes. Total submissions must be at least 30 minutes long when read.

We are considering plays for full production, but have more slots available for plays to be read on the podcast, if your play is an audio play please specify that.

We are not accepting musicals at this time.

Please send your scripts to theatreviscera@gmail.com with the subject line “2023 Play Submission” send your plays as .doc, .docx, or .pdf

Your submission must include a character breakdown and short synopsis.

Plays must be formatted appropriately, standard play format is preferred but if your piece requires unique formatting just let us know.

Plays must be paginated and in a readable 12pt font.

Submissions are limited to 1 per playwright.

If we’ve already read and declined a piece in previous submission cycles, please do not submit revisions unless specifically requested.

Theatre Viscera reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

WE HAVE A SUBMISSION CAP OF 100, ONCE WE RECEIVE OUR 100TH PLAY SUBMISSION WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE PREMATURE CLOSURE OF THE SUBMISSION PERIOD. FROM THAT ANNOUNCEMENT, WE WILL CLOSE SUBMISSIONS AT 5PM THE NEXT DAY.

For more playwriting opportunities, check out https://playsubmissionshelper.com/
YOU CAN EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT THEATREVISCERA@GMAIL.COM

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Fairy Tale Review seeks drama submissions

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

The Rainbow Issue of Fairy Tale Review will be dedicated to queer fairy tales written by queer writers.
 
We ask that only writers who self-identify as queer or members of the LGBTQIA+ community submit to the issue.

This category is for graphic novels, comics and drama submissions to our nineteenth print issue, The Rainbow Issue, which will be published by Wayne State University Press in March 2023.

For graphic novels, comics, and drama: Writers may submit up to ten pages.

Payment: Contributors will receive two (2) issues of The Rainbow Issue and a $50 honorarium upon publication. A standard contract between the contributor and Fairy Tale Review will be executed upon acceptance.

Stay True Theatre Company Seeking LGBTQIA+ Family Planning Plays

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Deadline: none given

Stay True Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for plays that cover family planning within the LGBTQIA+ Community. Subjects covered can include but are not limited to: surrogacy, adoption, pregnancy, platonic parenthood, foster parenting, among others.

The play can be previously produced or an unproduced new work. The play should be full length around 90 minutes. No intermission is preferred but not required. Preference will be given to plays that can be performed with a cast of five or less actors.

Please email PDFs of draft and synopsis of the play, any other supporting materials you find relevant, your resume with contact information, and pronouns to staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com.

The production will be staged in late summer or early fall of 2022.

Compensation will be a stipend to be discussed and negotiated.

We encourage playwrights of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes, sizes, and (dis)abilities within the queer community to submit.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Submissions for a new monologue collection published by Smith & Kraus

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Deadline: June 30, 2022 12 midnight EST

Now accepting Submissions for a new monologue collection published by Smith & Kraus, and edited by Debbie Lamedman.

No fee. Open to all playwrights.
The working title for this collection is WE/US: 100 Monologues for Gender Minority Actors.

**Specifically looking for pieces written for nonbinary and trans folx. This does not necessarily include gay and lesbian characters. Looking for pieces written for someone who cannot easily check a box regarding their gender identity. This anthology is about gender identity, not sexual orientation.
Monologues must be for gender minority characters including but not limited to nonbinary and transgender characters … basically any characters not in the cisgender majority.

• Monologues can be either stand-alone pieces or from a play.
• Monologues do not need to have been previously produced.
• Monologues should be 1-5 minutes long.
• Monologues should be active pieces rather than storytelling pieces.
• With your submission, please include the following:

a descriptive blurb containing a brief summary of the play or the circumstances if it’s a stand-alone piece

the name/age of the character

to whom the character is speaking

the dramatic context of the scene.

YOU MAY SUBMIT UP TO 2 MONOLOGUES.

IF YOU SUBMIT MORE THAN TWO MONOLOGUES THEY WILL NOT BE READ!

DEADLINE: Thursday, June 30th by 12 midnight EST

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.  

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

QUEER CAT PRODUCTIONS ARTIST OFFERING

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Deadline: June 5, 2022
Or when we receive 50 applications


QUEER CAT PRODUCTIONS ARTIST OFFERING: Application Portal
APPLICATION WINDOW CLOSES: June 5th, or when we receive 50 applications.

WHO CAN APPLY: Black queer and/or trans artists anywhere in the world!

HOW: Apply through this portal starting May 5th!

MORE INFORMATION: Go to queercatproductions.com/offering to read the full call for applications.

QUESTIONS: Can be addressed to hq@queercatproductions.com.

HOW DOES THE SELECTION PROCESS WORK?
This process was designed by the Manifestation Council in 2021: Genevieve Jessee, librecht baker, and Troy Rockett. The artists who will read submissions this year are: Genevieve Jessee, Chivas Michael, Rawiyah Tariq (additional readers may be added and announced on our website).

The process has three rounds. In Round 1, all Readers read all applications. Readers give a “yes” or “no” vote on whether each application should go to the next round (and briefly say why). Applications that receive a majority of “yeses” move on to Round 2.

In Round 2, Readers evaluate applications according to a rubric and select three finalists. The elements on the rubric are: 1) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work that is immersive and/or will leave audiences more connected to each other; 2) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work connecting to and/or elevating the humanity of the artist’s identit(ies); 3) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work that explores playfulness, curiosity, and/or haunting (in whatever way the artist defines it); 4) The application demonstrates a desire to generate work that has qualities of an evolving form, and/or expands or elevates the genre(s) the artist works in; and 5) I want to hear more from this artist.

In Round 3, Readers interview each finalist and choose one artist. Finalists will be compensated for their interview time at a rate of $22/hour for about 2 hours.

MORE ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY:

WHO ARE WE?
Queer Cat Productions is a theater company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We create consent-forward, accessible, immersive theater and experiences that leave our audiences more connected.

We create playful, curious, haunted works of art that are queer, not just in content, but in vision, perspective, care, and collaboration at every level of the process.

We are committed to the spirit of play, as interactive and consensual; to curiosity about our world and each other; and to haunting: ancestry, fluidity, and resilience.

Learn more about us at queercatproductions.com!

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

A “primary generative artist” (creator), for example: playwright, solo performer, choreographer, musician/composer, lead artist for a collaborative artwork, etc.

A new artwork that falls under the Performing Arts umbrella (theater, solo performance, music, dance, etc.).

An artwork that seeks to answer this question: What encourages your personal playfulness, engages your curiosity about our humanness and how we connect with each other, and/or what haunts you and drives you to build work that makes space in and/or for the places where you feel that “space” is needed the most?

An artwork that engages with and interprets our mission.

An artwork that can be performed with hybrid elements for both an in-person performance in the San Francisco Bay Area at least once over the weekend of October 20-22, 2023 and an experience that is accessible worldwide.

WHAT ARE WE OFFERING?

Pay: A total of $8,000 to create, develop, rehearse, and publicly share the new work (paid in quarterly installments and according to Queer Cat Productions’ flat artist pay rate, which is $22/hour for 2022).

Other resources:
A budget for hiring collaborating artists (i.e. actors, designers, musicians, dramaturgs).

A budget for venue rental and materials.

A travel stipend for artists outside the San Francisco Bay Area.

Accommodations (i.e. ASL interpretation, flexible scheduling to accommodate childcare, and/or other accommodations you share with us).

Tailored creative support specific to your artistic needs (i.e. dramaturgy, feedback and brainstorming, mentorship, workshopping and/or other creative supports you share with us).

Connection to a community of Queer Cat Productions artists.

Our commitment to create a supportive environment for your artistic process.

WHAT ARE WE ASKING YOU TO COMMIT TO US IF YOU GET PICKED?
To be in residence as primary generative artist (creator) with Queer Cat Productions for one year. (Residency is virtual - artists can be geographically located anywhere.)

Creation of the new artwork.

Monthly preproduction meetings (with the option of more frequent meetings if desired by the artist) during development period, including check-ins with the Selection Committee Leader for support and accountability.

More frequent (weekly or biweekly) meetings during production period.

Monthly Company meetings with Queer Cat Productions.

QUESTIONS?
Go to queercatproductions.com/offering to view our FAQ! If you don't find the answer you're looking for, email hq@queercatproductions.com.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Diversionary Submission Guidelines

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Deadline: none listed

Diversionary is always seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works for consideration. Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your work. Because of the volume of submissions, those that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.
What to include
  • a one-page synopsis, character breakdown, and playwright bio
  • a development/production history of the submitted work (including date written and any readings, workshops, and full stagings)
  • a ten-page sample of the work
  • three audio recordings of music, twelve minutes total, if it’s a musical
  • How to submit
Please send all of the above items as a single document in pdf format to frankie@diversionary.org. For music, please send the items in mp3 format or include a link to be accessed. No physical submissions sent to the theatre will be considered.

Submission FAQ

Find answers to common questions about submitting work to Diversionary Theatre. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us below and we’ll be happy to help!

Is my work LGBTQIA+ enough to be considered?

Part of Diversionary’s mission is to tell the story of the LGBTQIA+ community, which we accomplish by considering works that have queer characters, themes, or are by queer playwrights. If at least one of these three applies, submit away!

My work is not full-length! Do you accept short plays?

We do not currently accept short plays for consideration. If you have an evening of short plays that are meant to be performed together as a unit, we can consider that as a full-length. Consider them as a whole and follow the same guidelines above.

How long will it take before I hear back from you?

We get a lot of submissions. It may take up to 12 months to respond and let you know whether we would like to see the full piece or not.

Should I follow up with you?

While your enthusiasm is very much appreciated, we are doing our best to respond in a timely manner and would prefer no follow ups after your initial submission. Rest assured, your submission will be reviewed as our scheduling allows, and we will be in touch. 

Can I resubmit work?

If you submitted a piece before December of 2014, please resubmit following the new guidelines. Once a work has been submitted in that format, please do not resubmit the work. If you have any uncertainty about the quality of your piece, we encourage you to attend a Wordplay Tuesdays meeting and get feedback from your peers and other professional playwrights so that you’re only submitting the most refined version of your piece to us. 

Will I get feedback on my submission?

While we wish we could give feedback to everyone who makes a submission, due to the volume of submissions and the limited size of our staff, we are unable to provide feedback. However, we encourage you to attend a Wordplay Tuesdays meeting which is a free workshop where playwrights come together and share their work and provide feedback, encouragement, and ideas on how to turn your work into the best version of your vision. 

What happens next?

We will be in touch regardless of if your piece is accepted or not. If we would like to see the full-length work, we will request it from you. Again, this could take up to 12 months, so please be patient when awaiting a response. Rest assured we will be in contact with you again to follow up.

We know the (often overwhelming) time and effort the submission process takes for playwrights, and we appreciate your hard work and wish you the best in all your endeavors. For that reason, we will be in touch regardless of our decision, as we respect your time just as you respect ours.

Thank you for considering Diversionary Theatre for your submission!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Overtime Theater is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series

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Deadline: May 28, 2022 1:59 PM 

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series in June. 

The chosen play will be given a staged reading at the Overtime Theater in celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The script submissions window is open from March 18, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022.

In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session.

The purpose of this program is to give new and seasoned playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works.

Plays that have been selected for a staged reading in the 2022 New Play Development Series include: “Coco Queens” by LaDarrion Williams, “Blurred Life” by Dawn Xavier-Franklin, “Lucky Numbers” by Hope Hommersand, and “The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray by Ada A.

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining.

For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s one-night presentation.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize 2022

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Deadline: April 30, 2022

The deadline has been moved forward by a couple of weeks to
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture.

We dedicate the 2022 Carlo Annoni Prize to all those individuals that fight to see their right to love respected both in Italy and in the world, and to those experiencing discrimination because of their identity.

No majority will ever be able to abolish a minority’s feeling of diversity from their consciousness (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded the amount of 1.000 Euros each.

Special mentions might be given to:
  • BEST COMEDY
  • BEST SHORT PLAY: a special mention will be given to a short play of a maximum of 10 minutes length
  • NEXT GENERATION: A special mention will be assigned to a play chosen by a jury of under 25s

Plays must be submitted via email at info@premiocarloannoni.eu by 30th April 2022
For info, jury details and regulations, please check
http://premiocarloannoni.eu/guidelines/?lang=en
No participation fee is required.

We are happy to consider plays that have already been performed.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2022.



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.

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