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Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) Queens NYC

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APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 14  11:59PM.

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The Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) awards choreographers, playwrights, and composers $10,000 each towards the creation of a new, original work. This program democratizes the traditional commissioning process, which has historically been reserved for a privileged few. The ACP supports projects that add to the canon of American art by telling an untold story of underrepresented person(s) relevant to Queens communities.

This year, the ACP is focusing on the neighborhoods of Maspeth/Ridgewood and Flushing. Proposed projects should demonstrate a connection to one of these two communities.

ACP's priority is to support artists who present a fresh perspective by creating work that defies the cultural mainstream, privileges underrepresented identities, and/or speaks to the cultural diversity of Queens by telling an untold story of underrepresented person(s).

By commissioning artists to materialize such works, the ACP aims to fill gaps in American culture by actively adding to the art historical canon. In doing so, the ACP aims to create a more democratic cultural sector that is more inclusive of the diverse narratives, cultural backgrounds, and values associated with our borough and nation.

Artists’ proposed projects should:

  • Demonstrate their new work’s connection to the communities of either Maspeth/Ridgewood or Flushing.
  • Highlight the stories of individual protagonists (e.g. heroine(s), hero(s), characters) in their proposed works to give underrepresented people a vision of themselves as leading characters. 
  • Be replicable, capable of being interpreted and produced for dance, music, or theatre by other artist(s) or third parties throughout the borough, city, and country (e.g. if a high school or off-broadway theatre wanted to produce your work, they could do so - think Summer Stock or Swan Lake). 


A cohort of seven community members, or "Art Commissioners”, will evaluate and select the artists’ projects. Deeply connected to the target neighborhoods, these art lovers demonstrate a stake in the community’s cultural life. Following your project’s selection, they will be actively involved in your project's development from inception to completion.

THE IMPORTANCE OF NEIGHBORHOODS

Flushing & Maspeth/Ridgewood

The 2019-20 ACP Neighborhoods of Focus

Every year, ACP focuses on two Queens neighborhoods to enable local art lovers to commission art for their own communities.

This year, the neighborhoods are Maspeth/Ridgewood and Flushing. For this reason, programming will be largely concentrated in these two areas.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Four (4) artists will be chosen by a panel of ACP Art Commissioners who include Maspeth/Ridgewood and Flushing community members, arts lovers and supporters.

Each artist will receive a commission of $10,000 towards the creation of a new work, as well as support towards its premiere production.

ELIGIBILITY

The following eligibility criteria apply for artist applicants:

  • ARTISTIC DISCIPLINE: Composers, playwrights, and choreographers are eligible to apply.
  • LOCATION: All greater NYC artists within a commuting distance to Astoria, Maspeth/Ridgewood and Flushing can apply
  • GEOGRAPHIC PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to current Queens residents
  • TIME COMMITMENT: Artists must be able to commit to program dates, with up to two allotted absences (see calendar below)
  • AGE: Must be 21 years or older as of January 1, 2020
  • STUDENTS INELIGIBLE: Students are not eligible to apply


EVALUATION CRITERIA

Local community members, or art commissioners, will be responsible for reviewing your work in a panel process. Successful artists will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

UNTOLD STORIES: Demonstrated capacity to create new art that tells an untold story by highlighting underrepresented person(s) in the cultural mainstream

CONNECTION TO TARGET NEIGHBORHOODS: The project proposals will be evaluated based on project and/or artist’s demonstrated connection to the two 2019-20 ACP neighborhoods of focus, Maspeth/Ridgewood and Flushing

ARTISTIC MERIT: Artistic merit of submitted work samples

PROJECT PROPOSAL: Quality and clarity of the project proposal

REPLICABILITY & FEASIBILITY: The ideal ACP project is replicable, capable of being interpreted by other artist(s) and interested parties throughout the borough, city, and country. The Art Commissioners will also consider the project’s overall feasibility.

LOCATION PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to current Queens residents

AWARD DETAILS

THE $10,000 COMMISSION WILL COVER:

ARTIST STIPEND: to compensate the artists for their time & creative labor

PERFORMERS’ FEES: to compensate the artists' performers, such as actors, dancers, and musicians, for their time & creative labor

REHEARSAL FEES: to book rehearsal space to create/develop the work

DOCUMENTATION FOR COMMISSION: expenses related to documenting the work and/or creating the commission’s deliverables (for choreographers, this may include video of the choreography for the commission’s deliverables; see below for details)

OTHER CREATION EXPENSES: related to the creation of the work (e.g. equipment purchase)

World Premiere production of SHED by 2017-18 Awardee in Choreography Chuan Xie at Queens Botanical Garden; photo by Nathaniel Marsh.
World Premiere production of SHED by 2017-18 Awardee in Choreography Chuan Xie at Queens Botanical Garden; photo by Nathaniel Marsh.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT:

In addition to the $10,000 commissioning fee, Queens Council on the Arts also supports the fees associated with:

EVENTS: As their projects are being developed, artists and Art Commissioners participate and/or host Monthly Convenings to touch base on the artists’ process, such as open rehearsals, art salons, and professional development events on commissioning art. QCA will cover the expenses associated with these events. Artists are expected to attend all program dates barring up to two conflicts. See Program Timeline below for specifics.

VENUE RENTAL: QCA will cover the cost of a venue rental for the artists’ World Premiere, if applicable. While artists are encouraged to have an idea of where they would like their work’s World Premiere to take place (ideally within Maspeth/Ridgewood or Flushing), if selected, the artists will work with the Art Commissioners & QCA staff to select a venue that suits their work and artistic vision for the new work's World Premiere.

OTHER PRODUCTION EXPENSES: related to the production of the World Premiere, including:

Print Marketing: World Premiere showcards and programs (graphic design and printing)

Event photography: Event photography of the artists’ World Premiere

Reception: A light reception during the project’s the World Premiere

COMMISSION DELIVERABLES

SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

DOCUMENT THEIR COMMISSION: ACP Awardees will create and deliver a completed dance, music score or theater script created by  to Queens Council on the Arts by September 30, 2020. Because the purpose of ACP is to commission new culture that can be replicated and added to the American Canon, this documentation should provide enough information so that a production of this new work could be interpreted and produced throughout the borough, city, and world.

PRODUCE A WORLD PREMIERE IN QUEENS: Orchestrate a World Premiere of their Artist Commissioning Program project by September 30, 2020. This event will be produced in conjunction with, and engage the support of, the 2019-20 cohort of Art Commissioners and Queens Council on the Arts. If at all possible, World Premieres should take place in the neighborhoods of Flushing or Maspeth/Ridgewood, Queens.

RIGHTS

The artists retain all copyright and intellectual property rights associated with their work and any future productions of that work.

The documentation of commission obtained by QCA described above will be used for record-keeping and for the purpose of fulfilling the expectations of this award only.

QCA retains the exclusive right to:

Present the premiere performance of the work in Queens. This should be the first time the work has ever been presented to the public.

Be credited as the commissioner of the work in published editions, recordings, and programs of all future performances.

DEADLINES & NOTIFICATION

August 13, 2019: Application opens

November 14, 2019: Artist Application deadline

Late December 2019: Artist Notification

PROGRAM CALENDAR

The Artist Commissioning Program runs from November 2019 - October 2020. Artists are expected to be present and engaged for a variety of program dates, including a kickoff party, and monthly convenings with the cohort(s) of arts commissioners dedicated to supporting their project. Because the success of this program hinges on participant engagement, we ask that artists do not miss more than two program events. Artists are not expected or required to attend the other group's monthly check-ins.

The program calendar is as follows:

ORIENTATION AND KICKOFF PARTY

Friday, January 3 from 6 - 8pm

MONTHLY CONVENINGS (January – July 2020): Artists and art commissioners participate in and host monthly Art Salons, Studio Visits, Artist Talks, & Professional Development Events

FLUSHING GROUP MONTHLY CONVENINGS

Thursday, January 16th from 6 - 8pm

Thursday, February 20th from 6 - 8pm [all ACP]

Thursday, March 19th from 6 - 8pm

Thursday, April 16th from 6 - 8pm [all ACP]

Thursday, May 14th from 6 - 8pm

Thursday, June 18th from 6 - 8pm [all ACP]

Thursday, August 13th from 6 - 8pm

MASPETH/RIDGEWOOD GROUP MONTHLY CONVENINGS

Thursday, January 23rd from 6 - 8pm

Thursday, February 20th from 6 - 8pm [all ACP]

Thursday, March 26th from 6 - 8pm

Thursday, April 16th from 6 - 8pm [all ACP]

Thursday, May 21 from 6 - 8pm

Thursday, June 18th from 6 - 8pm [all ACP]

Thursday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm

WORLD PREMIERES

August - September 2020 (exact dates TBD)


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

CHECK OUT OUR FAQS, OR CONTACT ARTIST COMMISSIONING PROGRAM MANAGER KELLY OLSHAN AT KOLSHAN@QUEENSCOUNCILARTS.ORG OR (347) 505-3016.

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ensemble Playwrights Lab Residency Season 7

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Deadline: August 19, 2019

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program in which the playwright engages with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work; which will be presented to the public at the end of the residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with our ensemble once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery.

And the best part? The EPL is FREE to the playwrights!

Each residency is uniquely tailored to provide playwrights with the opportunity to collaborate closely with LOM’s artistic directors and professional multi-disciplinary ensemble.

This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations.
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The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by members of the LoM ensemble. Finalists are scheduled for interviews with LoM Co-Artistic Directors, Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera which will determine the two chose participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL).

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with an ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, directors, and designers once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery in the rehearsal room, a 3 hour Tech/Dress rehearsal, and a single public showing followed by a facilitated talkback between the audience, playwright, and cast.

This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of luck.

NOTE: This is an anonymous submission process! Do not mention your real name, the names of companies or artists you've worked with, or titles of plays you've written in your submission. Doing so will get you disqualified! 

If you have any questions, please email: lomsubmissions@gmail.com to contact a non-adjudicating member of the team.

The EPL is open to playwrights...
-ages 18 and up
-living in the greater NYC area
-able to attend ALL meetings, rehearsals, showings, and wrap sessions in either the Fall or Winter sections (see dates below)
-published or unpublished
-wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble

If you have submitted to the EPL in the past, please feel free to submit again!

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Village Playwrights Riot and Revolution

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Riot and Revolution, staged readings of short plays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and celebrate Gay Pride on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.
Requirements:

  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about the Stonewall Rebellion, the Stonewall era (1960s) and/or the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. 
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Deadline for submissions is May 27, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

To Submit:

  • Send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
  • Your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
  • Only put the name of your script on the subject line
  • For more information call 614-285-2515.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New Voices Fellowship Program 2019

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Applications Now Open!
Deadline: Monday, April 15, 2019

The Lark is accepting applications for the New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The Jerome Foundation.

The New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color, age 30 or under, who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus an Opportunity Fund of $3,000 for the purposes of travel, research, autonomous workshops, or other work-related expenses, along with access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support.

In the 2019-20 cycle, The Lark will award two Fellowships.

Applications will be accepted from February 13, 2019 to April 15, 2019.  Selected fellows will be notified in June 2019.

The 2019 Fellowship period begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2020.

VISION

The New Voices Fellowship program is a critical component in The Lark’s acclaimed portfolio of fellowships. The portfolio is designed to engage a diverse community of extraordinary playwrights—at various places in their careers—who represent, collectively, a contemporary national vision. The Lark believes that targeted support to early-career playwrights from underrepresented backgrounds is essential to a culture of equity, access, and inclusion, and a national theater that represents the vibrancy of our collective cultural voices. New Voices Fellows will be in residence at The Lark as part of a community of artists at various career levels from across the country and around the world, gathered to explore and illuminate the most important issues of our time.

ACTIVITIES

Fellows will:

Work with Lark staff to identify individual artistic goals for the fellowship year, toward generating and developing new plays through a series of Lark programs appropriate to those goals;
Meet, collaborate, engage and work with a community of other professionals in the field, including playwrights, directors, actors, agents, producers, and other industry leaders as appropriate;
Participate in and/or observe a variety of Lark’s play development processes, whether on or offsite, including retreats, workshops, readings, etc.;
Receive support for the advancement and advocacy of work generated during the fellowship year, along with continued access to Lark development programs beyond the fellowship period.
FINANCIAL AWARD

Fellows will receive:

$15,000 fellowship stipend
$3,000 opportunity fund
Please note that the fellows will receive a Form 1099 for 2019 and 2020 and be responsible for their own taxes. Both stipends are taxable.

ELIGIBILITY

Fellowship applicants must:

  • Be legal residents of New York City;
  • Identify as playwrights of color, age 30 or under at the time of application;
  • Not be enrolled in a college, conservatory or advanced training program during the fellowship period;
  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Make a case for how the Fellowship and participation in The Lark’s community would promote transformative artistic and professional growth.


APPLICATION:

Please submit the following in .doc or PDF form to newvoices@larktheatre.org:

  • A cover sheet, including your name, address, date of birth, phone number, and email address;
  • A current artistic resume, along with one personal or professional reference (listing the referee’s title or institutional affiliation, along with their phone number and email address). Referrer may be an artistic collaborator, professor, or educator familiar with you and your work;
  • A one-page Artistic Statement that describes (1) where you feel you are in your creative and professional life; (2) career goals; (3) a proposed strategy for using the Fellowship’s resources towards those goals;
  • A one-page Description of Financial Need, describing current income, expenses, and any outstanding financial commitments (such as student loans or other debt), including a statement on how the fellowship stipend might be used and why it would be transformative;
  • A ten (10) page sample of recent work that best represents you as a playwright (Sample may be an excerpt or self-contained 10-minute play). Finalists will be asked to submit a recent full-length play as additional support material.
  • Application Deadline: April 15, 2019


Finalists will be notified in May.  Selected fellows will be announced in June.

Monday, December 31, 2018

NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship 2018/2019 Application Guidelines

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Application Deadline: January 23, 2019 11:59 PM EST
Established in 1971 as an independent organization to serve individual artists throughout the state, the mission of New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is to empower emerging artists and arts organizations across all disciplines at critical stages in their creative lives and professional development. NYFA serves individual artists through providing financial and informational assistance across four flagship programs: Fiscal Sponsorship, NYFA Learning, Online Resources, and Awards and Grants.

For over 30 years, in partnership with New York State Council on the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts has awarded Artist Fellowships of $7,000 to individual originating artists living and working in New York State and/or Indian Nations located therein for unrestricted use. The Fellowship award accepts submissions in 15 different disciplines, with 5 disciplines reviewed each year on a rotating three-year cycle. NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are awarded to eligible artists of all career levels regardless of their gender, ethnicity, sexuality, ability/disability, financial standing, or geographic location.

NYFA is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds throughout the state at all stages of their professional careers. In 2018, NYSCA/NYFA awarded 89 Fellowships, totaling an amount of $623,000.

Award Summary
● Unrestricted $7,000 awards
● Awarded to individual originating artists, living in New York State 2+ years, 25+ years old
● NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships are not project grants
● Applications are reviewed ​anonymously​ in the preliminary panel review rounds
● Peer-Reviewed panels
● Free to apply

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must meet all of the following requirements ​by the application deadline​:
  • 25 years old or older
  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New
  • York State
  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian
  • Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2017 & 2018)
  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind
  • Are the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights; ​not awarded to
  • interpretative artists such as dancers or actors
  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years; 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, & 2018
  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship
  • Are not a NYFA employee, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the above, or an immediate family member of a 2018-2019 panelist
  • Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Call for Submissions: SHE PLAYS staged readings

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SHE PLAYS

Plays about women, written by women, directed by women.

Part of WHAM! Women History Artist Month produced by Goddard Riverside, Silver Glass Productions and 29th Street Playwrights Collective.

NYC-metro-based women playwrights only.

Our goal is to give women playwrights an opportunity to develop and present their work as a staged reading and participate in the process.

Submissions open Dec 28 -- Submissions Close on Jan 11.

Event date: March 18th, 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Theatre 647 Columbus Ave btw 91st & 92nd Streets. (Tech rehearsal Sun Mar 17 10-2pm)

Please submit plays up to 10-minutes in length and monologues, no more than 5 minutes.

One submission per playwright. Send us your best. Only first 150 plays will be read.

Plays will be performed as a staged reading by actors we cast.

Each play will have a director and 3-5 hours of rehearsal. You must be available to attend both rehearsals and performance.

NYC metro area women playwrights only! This is a community-building event. We want you to be there, participate, network and celebrate.

Stipend for all participants (including playwrights): $25.00

Submit: Here
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Contact info on the first page.
One Submission

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/29StPlaywrights
Twitter: @29StPlaywrights

Questions? Email us at 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

Sunday, December 16, 2018

SITTING SHOTGUN seeks proposal submissions for the Spring 2019 Mainstage Season

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The Spring Season will take place February - May 2019

Qualifying proposals must be:

-full length performance based projects of any discipline
-ready to be presented to an audience
-able to be produced on an indie budget (please see the link below for specifications about space)
-created by and with emergining artists
-prioritize and highlight intersectional and equitable theatre making
-based in NY and willing/able to travel to Brooklyn
-non union only

Exceptional candidates will:

-be able to attract and engage with an audience outside of our existing network
-engage with innovative methods of performance making
-present new and bold ideas, seeking to investigate uncharted territory in the current world of theatre-making

Submissions are due December 21st by 11:59pm. 

There is NO FEE to submit.

Please see www.sitting-shotgun.com/submit for more information. You can also see the work we have previously produced at www.sitting-shotgun.com/archive.

Please note - submissions for shorts are not accepted at this time. Sign up for our mailing list at www.sitting-shotgun.com to stay tuned for information about a festival of short work coming Summer 2019.

SITTING SHOTGUN is a theatre production company that aims to foster a diverse community of emerging artists, prioritizing equitable and intersectional theatre-making. With the intention of making space for artists to collaborate, create, share their practice, and expand their network, Sitting Shotgun seeks to fill a void in the emerging artist community, providing support and affordable opportunities for artists to pursue their craft and produce new work.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Love is Love

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Love is Love,  staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.  

Requirements:

  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must about the LGBTQ experience and have a Valentine's Day 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 for submissions is Monday, January 14, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit


To Submit:

  • send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
  • your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
  • only put the name of your script on the subject line
  • For more information call 614-285-2515.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Nora Salon submission guidelines

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The Nora Salon (TNS) in NYC welcomes submissions of any genre and length, provided they:

  • are by women playwrights in the NYC area,
  • centrally feature women’s stories and perspectives,
  • have not yet had a production.
  • Finished pieces and works-in-progress both welcome.

Please email a copy of your submission along with a brief cover letter to Alexandra Bonesho at submissions@norasplayhouse.org.

Monday, October 15, 2018

29th Street Playwrights Collective seeks plays

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Submissions Open Oct 15, Deadline Nov 30 (or until we receive 150 submissions)

Please submit 8-10 minute plays (no more than 10 pages 12 point courier), spoken word, 2 minute monologues and flash drama for a staged reading on Monday, January 31 at the Bernie Wohl Theatre.

Subjects can range from political, social issues, current events, but there's always room for love! We will only read the first 150 submissions;

1 submission per playwright, send us your best!

Email subs to : 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

We will cast actors to perform plays as staged readings.
Spoken word performers please send link to your website/YouTube.

NYC metro area playwrights only! You must be available to attend because you will be collaborating on a read-thru with the actors before the presentation.

This is a community-building event. We want you to be there, participate, network and celebrate. Travel stipend of $6.00 paid to all participants.

http://www.29thstreetplaywrightscollective.org.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Queer Scare V

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare V,  staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.  

Requirements:

  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must about the LGBTQ experience and have a Halloween theme or be scary. 
  • 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 Monday, October 1, 2018, 5 pm.
No fee to submit

Saturday, August 11, 2018

New Light Theater Project seeks plays from NYC-based writers

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Submissions open July 17 thru August 17, 2018.

There is no entry fee. Please follow these submission guidelines:

  * This contest is restricted to unproduced plays written in the English language.
  * Playwrights must be NYC-based.
  * Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays. Translations, musicals, adaptations, screenplays, one-act plays, and children's plays are not accepted.
  * Playwrights may submit only one script per year.
  * Plays that have been professionally produced in NYC are not eligible.
  * Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.
  * Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission. NLTP will have right of first refusal once script has won.
  * Plays must be typed/word-processed and page-numbered.
  * Plays must be submitted electronically. No hard copies, please.

New Light Theater Project reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Electronic submissions for the New Light New Voices Award must be submitted no later than August 17, 2018. The submission window closes at midnight EST.

The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and a 2-3 sentence description of the play. Your play title with your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography must be submitted in a separate attachment.

Please send the script in PDF format with the title format: PLAY TITLE.pdf

Submit the electronic copy of your manuscript to: nlnvsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line “NEW LIGHT NEW VOICES SUBMISSION: (title of your play)”

Please note: the award is contingent on the playwright's agreeing to the terms of the production agreement.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

The Tank Lit Council

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APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3
PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM

In partnership with The Tank, LIT Council is a development intensive for Male Playwrights of Color. During their time with the Council (September 2018 through April 2019), writers will hone a play guided by the Bechdel Test to ensure gender equity in storytelling. The program will culminate in a reading workshop of each participant’s play, hosted at The Tank (312 West 36th Street between 8th and 9th Avenue). In order to further promote collaboration and communication between genders, each play will be attached to a female director of color, chosen from a group of professionals and mentors, who will be active presences throughout the process.

For each session, participants will receive feedback and mentorship from 3 professional Facilitators: Beto O’Byrne (playwright-in-residence at Stella Adler; 2050 Playwriting Fellow at New York Theatre Workshop), Jerome A. Parker (MacDowell and Dramatist Guild Fellow), and Akin Salawu (Inaugural Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater; two-time Tribeca All Access Winner) are all writers of color with working experience in the industry and theatrical credits in New York City and around the country. They created LIT Council with the Tank to have a professional setting where whiteness is de-centered and the “white gaze” isn’t a deterrent or the raison d’etre for a play’s birth, voice and steps in the world. Participants will be pushed to create works where female characters are given equal weight to their male counterparts and also supported to stretch their voice in writing for, and collaborating with, women.

LIT Council seeks daring applicants of color from all levels, and ALL who identify as male, to work on a play already in progress. The chosen participants will demonstrate great appetite and aptitude for crafting uncompromised stories, while understanding the pressing need to represent “other” voices, especially those of women, fully in their work. As this is a collective, the Council looks for artists not only with experience in taking the reign of their own creative process, but also with a desire to collaborate with the other participating artists in the room. The Tank is located in New York, so applicants need to be NYC-based in order to participate in weekend meetings, readings and other program-related events.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Seeking 10-minute plays for show at Lucky Jacks on Orchard Street

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Rose Desena and Peggy Howard Chane run a monthly show in their Lounge at Lucky Jacks on Orchard Street downtown NYC.

We are looking for Original writing of Short Stories, Plays or Essays. Please see the rules below. We like funny, romantic, or political.

There is no fee to submit.

The shows will be completely produced by the group.

Our resident Director: Peggy Chane directs all the works.

There is no payment to the writer.

THE RULES: (Please follow carefully)

NY writers only

1. You must attend the evening, and send out the invite via email that we provide.

2. Not more then 10 Min.

3. Please list Characters

4. 2 Line synopses

5. Finale Drafts (we can not accept changes once we send it to the actors

6. No more then 3 to 4 characters

7. Only small hand held props No set (stage is small we use stools)

8. No lighting (we only have a simply spots)

9. No nudity

10. No actors under 18

11. Street clothes with some simple enhancements work best

12. You May attend the rehearsal that is done a few hours before the show

13. Send PDF with contact details to the address below, name and contact on the first page

EMAIL your work to: rdesena40@gmail.com

DEADLINE: On Going.

We are looking for June, and then Sept shows (we break for the summer).

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Going To The River Festival 2018

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GOING TO THE RIVER (GTTR) is now accepting submissions for the Going To The River Festival 2018. The GTTR Festival 2018 will be at Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in New York City in July 2018.

The Festival will consist of never produced full-length work and short plays.

REQUIREMENTS:
One full-length, new, never produced play AND/OR
2 ten to 20- Minute, never produced short plays

 The plays must be by women of color and by playwrights who live in the New York Tri-state area.
Please be mindful of cast size.
The submission deadline is April 12th, 2018, at 11:59PM EST

Only e-mail submissions addressed to director@goingtotheriver.com will be considered.

 To be considered: submissions should be in the form of one PDF document and organized as follows:

Page 1: Cover page to include:
The title, The playwright’s name, address, city, zip code & phone number
Page 2: a biography of the playwright
Page 3: Character Breakdown
Page 4: synopsis of the play
Page 5: begin the body of the play

 We are sorry we are unable to take phone calls.  You may address inquiries to: director@goingtotheriver.com.

 Plays selected will be notified by June 1st, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

NYC One-Act Festival

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Seeking one-act plays written by current New York City residents.

Scripts should run between eight and sixteen minutes.

The NYC One-Act Festival will consist of seven plays written by New Yorkers for New Yorkers directed by and featuring members of The Complete Theatre Company.

Please, send scripts to Annie Ward at annieward@tctheatrecompany.com.

The deadline for submissions is 2/15.

For more information about our company visit: www.completetheatre.net

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Queer Scare IV

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare IV, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween with a Gay twist on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 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 and Halloween 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 Sunday, October 1, 2017, 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.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Irvington Town Hall (NY) Theater Stage Door Playwrights Festival

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A celebration of artistic expression through staged readings in a magnificent historic theater.  Selected plays will highlight important issues relevant to our times through the power of the written word.

Submission Deadline: September 15th, 2017

The ITHT Stage Door Playwrights Festival celebrates original plays developed by local and NY metro area playwrights. It is dedicated to providing an arena for theatrical exploration of significant historical and modern issues that are relevant to our times. It strives to put a spotlight on the power of words and artistic expression that will enlighten and inspire audiences. It will give playwrights the opportunity to present a one act play or portion of their work in a staged reading or as staged as they prefer as part of a festival setting. It will further enable playwrights to harness the power of audience feedback through audience engagement with writers, casts and notable theatrical professionals in a Q&A session after each theatrical showing. We encourage inclusion of diversity of themes and populations as part of the goals of this festival.

Each play will be a one-act that runs for no longer than one hour. We are looking for family–friendly productions as well as adult productions. The festival will run on Saturday November 11th and Sunday November 12th.

We offer a blank stage, lighting and sound. Each playwright can present as they wish in terms of highly rehearsed, costumes, props etc. Chosen playwrights are in charge of casting and getting their own director. ITHT will provide the stage manager and production manager for the festival.

Guidelines for Submission

Play Prerequisites

Seeking submissions of One Acts 45-60 minutes long or portion of play that are self-contained and can be performed for an audience with their clear understanding of content.

Any genre can be submitted

Play must be an original work

Family Friendly plays, on topics that are appropriate for all audiences are encouraged  for Saturday and Sunday afternoon slots

Pages must be numbered and script should be in standard play script format

Estimated running time must be indicated

Performance Information

Readings/Performances will be performed on blank stage.

Lights and sound are the only technical services provided

The one act should be easy to stage in a no frills environment

Playwright and cast need to be available for Nov. 11 or 12 schedule 

Tech rehearsal (day of) performance and 30 minute talk back session following performance  

Producers of selected shows shall be compensated based on a percentage of net revenue. Exact percentage shall be communicated to selected playwrights. Notification of accepted plays will be at the end of September.

Submission Information

Script may be submitted by email (as a PDF) or by mail (as a hard copy).
Fill out the application form below. There is no application fee.
 
Earlier submissions are encouraged

Script submission can be sent by mail to:

Irvington Town Hall Theater
Stage Door Playwrights Festival
85 Main Street
Irvington, New York 10533​

E-mail submissions can be sent to:
ithtstagedoorplaywrights@gmail.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Jeffrey Award call for 10-minute plays

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Deadline Extended to May 31,2017

Call for 10-Minute Play Submissions

The Jeffrey Award
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The Jeffrey Award invites NYC playwrights to submit a ten-minute play on the theme "Second Acts." Submission guidelines below.

The Award will provide a director and actors for a one-time reading of the play. In addition to the opportunity to hear your play out loud, the winner will receive a $250 cash award.

All submissions must be received by Noon, May 31, 2017. Winner will be notified in July.

Guidelines for submissions:
  • NYC playwrights only; one submission per author.
  • No more than a 10-minute play, which is usually 8-13 pages [read your play aloud and allow for nonverbal action]
  • Maximum 3 characters
  • Submit a standard format PDF with no identifiers on the title page or in the script.
  • Play must be previously unproduced
  • The reading will be script-in-hand, no props--think table read-- with a short rehearsal period, with the focus on having the playwright hear the work out loud in front of people.
Send to: thejeffreyaward@gmail.com.
The subject line should include the THEME and the TITLE of your play. For example: Second Acts: Title of My Play

Please include your contact information (address, email, phone number) in the body of the email.

We look forward to reading your work.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Village Playwrights Loud and Proud

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Loud and Proud, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Gay Pride on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 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 Friday, May 26, 2017, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

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