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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted

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Deadline: June 30, 2022 11:59 PM PT

Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted, now through June 30, 2022. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.

To be eligible, writers must reside within the five burroughs of New York City. To apply for a place in the 2022-23 writers pool, please submit a 10-page max, double-spaced script as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Both previously produced and unproduced scripts are eligible. The script must have the playwright’s name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page and include a detailed cast breakdown, and all pages must be numbered. The script title must be labeled by Lastname_Firstname_Title.

Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. BIPOC, trans/gender-non-conforming & differently-abled playwrights are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 2022-23 PlayGround Writers Pool will be announced before August 28, 2022.

To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
Submission Format #1
Submission Format #2

CLICK TO APPLY
ANNOUNCEMENT & POOL REQUIREMENTS

The 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool will be announced on or before August 28, 2022. There will be a mandatory meeting of the Writers Pool on September 25, 2022. Writers Pool members must commit to submitting for at least four of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in any season. The submission of a script to Monday Night PlayGround grants PlayGround-NY the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, as part of the Best of PlayGround-NY Gala and the non-exclusive right to publish the script in the “Best of PlayGround” anthology.

For any questions not answered above, email to info@playground-ny.org.

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Evolution Festival 2022

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Deadline: April 1, 2022 at 5PM

The EVOLUTION FESTIVAL will present six original works of theater, dance, music, and interdisciplinary performance by NYC-based artists from September 8 to October 15, 2022 at The Center at West Park in New York City. The festival is curated by artists Christina Franklin, Melanie Greene, and Trevor Weston.

We are seeking existing works in progress that are ready to share with audiences but have not yet had a world premiere. Works should be evening-length: at least 45 minutes and not more than two hours. Above all, we are looking for fresh, urgent, personal work that won’t leave you alone.

Artists from historically under-represented communities, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ folx, and people with disabilities, are enthusiastically invited to apply. (We regret that our restrooms are not fully accessible at this time. We are working with neighboring businesses to provide additional restroom access.) We also welcome applications from artists at all stages of their careers, including those who have not yet received major institutional support.

All artists must be over 18, not be currently enrolled in a full-time academic program, and reside in the NYC metro area. Artists may apply as individuals or formal or informal groups, collective, ensemble, or companies.

Each artist will have use of the Center’s Sanctuary Space for six days, including technical and dress rehearsals, culminating in three evening performances. Artists will have the use of CWP’s technical equipment, including a theatrical lighting system, sound system, and projector. Artists will also have 40 hours of free rehearsal space at CWP prior to the performance week.

Each artist will receive a performance fee of $1,200 plus a split of the box office (after fee recoupment). CWP will provide technical support as well as ticketing, front of house, and photography and videography for all performances.

Artists will be responsible for all production expenses associated with their work, including fees for creative team members and performers and the cost of materials and additional equipment for set, costumes, props, lighting, and sound.

Applications for the EVOLUTION FESTIVAL are open as of March 1, 2022.

Applicants are due by 5pm (Eastern) on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Applicants will be notified by May 1, 2022.

Email questions to programs@centeratwestpark.org.


Sunday, February 20, 2022

Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency Program 2022 - 2023

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Deadline: February 28, 2022 11:59 PM EST

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Liberation Theatre Company (LTC) is proud to present our fifth year of The Writing Residency Program 2022 - 2023 (supported by NYSCA); furthering our commitment to the development of new Black playwrights for the American theatre.

It is a rare opportunity burgeoning playwrights have to hone their craft under their own vision through provided resources from an organization that only seeks to uplift their voices. For that I owe Liberation Theater Company an unlimited amount of gratitude. Nathaniel Johnson - Residency Playwright 2017/18


We will select four early-career playwrights and provide them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they will each be required to complete a new full-length play.

Beginning in May 2022, selected playwrights will attend monthly group meetings to share and refine their works-in-progress in a collaborative, energized setting via Zoom; meet individually with LTC’s Artistic Director and staff who will provide additional support for their artistic needs, concerns and process; and have the resources of a director and professional actors during a table reading as their play begins to take shape.

Additionally, through connections with the larger New York City theatrical community, LTC will provide access to theatre tickets (when available) and seek to support, inspire, and assist playwrights in any way a small and dedicated company can.

The Residency will conclude in February 2023 with public readings of each playwright’s finished play. Upon successful completion of the program, each playwright will receive an honorarium.

Eligibility

To be considered for the Writing Residency Program all applicants must be 

a) residents of New York City at the time of participation (May 2022 – February 2023). 

b) Applicants must have written at least two full-length plays or three one-act plays. 

The applicant must not have received a production of any of their work that was more developed than a Showcase presentation under the Actors’ Equity Association production code.

Application Submission Procedure

To be considered for the 2022 - 2023 Writing Residency Program, Liberation Theatre Company will only accept submissions via this online form. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please email: info@liberationtheatrecompany.org.

The following materials must be uploaded and submitted in PDF form no later than 11:59 PM EST on Monday, February 28, 2022. Make sure that all documents are properly labeled with your name.

1. Completed Online Application Form

2. Letter of Intent. This should be limited to 1,000 words and address all of the following points:
  • Your writing career thus far and where you feel you are in your creative and professional life
  • Your career goals and how you will use the Residency to further those goals
  • Briefly describe the play you will complete over the 10-month program
  • Why you feel ready for a rigorous residency such as this
  • Have you participated in a residency/fellowship before? If so, describe your experience.
  • Anything else you think may be relevant

3. A 10-page Work Sample that best represents you as a playwright

4. The full script from which you selected your 10-page work sample

5. Your playwriting resume (not a bio). Please include one personal or professional reference, with the person’s title or institutional affiliation, phone number and email address. (Referrer must be someone familiar with you and your work.)

Monday, January 31, 2022

New Victory LabWorks 2022-23 Residency

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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

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Deadline: February 1, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

For this particular contest, the following rules apply:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, November 5, 2021

Chain Theatre Play Writing Lab Now Accepting Submissions

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Deadline: December 20, 2021

Chain Theatre Play Writing Lab continues its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices in the American Theatre. Since its inception, Chain has developed plays focusing on what unites us, links us together as well as what divides us. This is a highly collaborative process with a personal, intensive focus on the playwright, your story, and your words.

Announcements for accepted applicants are made Jan. 17, 2022. This is a six-week intensive with two invited staged readings Feb. 28 - March 5, 2022.

Eligibility:

All playwrights must be NYC-based artists.

Must be part of an under-represented community in the arts: Female identifying, BIPOC, LGBTQ encouraged to apply.

Must be full length plays. 70 pages or more with a completed draft. 

Playwright must have all necessary rights.

Free to submit and participate. 

Include the following with your submission:
  • Resume and Bio. 
  • History of where the play has been previously produced or developed.
  • PDF attachment of your play. It must be a completed draft. 
  • Include a synopsis of your play.

Must be available for in-person interview.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All Out Arts, Inc. / Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for SHORT RADIO PLAYS

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Deadline: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February

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An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

It’s that “Old Time Radio” time again . . .

All Out Arts is accepting script applications for a new series of RadioPlays, to be presented this winter, as part of the Fresh Fruit Radio podcast. January – April 2022. 
 
These can be original drafts for radio, or adapted for Radio from your existing works.

The play must have a running time of 25 to 55 minutes, in either a 1 or 2-act format, and involve a cast of 2 to 6 principals.

> 3 to 4 Accepted plays will be given a $250 producing-author stipend upon broadcast, and All NYC artists involved will be eligible for our Equipment Purchase/upgrade Subsidy program.

> The Festival provides technical rehearsal, and performance recording on a high-quality audio channel if desired, plus technical guidance and audio post-processing for your recorded tracks.

> We can work with YOUR sound designer to enhance movement or ambiance cues.

> The schedule allows for roughly one play monthly, for January to April of 2022. We provide a full program book which expands to cover the entire RadioPlay series as above.

Note: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February. But Please apply as early as possible; you can always revise scripts later.

Last year’s Program Book and RadioPlay podcasts are available on our website. We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to a Radio format. 

And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor's Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL accepted producers receive the $250 author/producer's stipend.

Your RadioPlay production “team”

Besides the performing talent, you must assemble a required creative team:
> A DIRECTOR who beside overseeing dramatic and timing issues, has an eye for virtual presentation, including a realistic “suggestion” of blocking, and a breakdown of all entrances and exits which are to be simulated.

> This is a “Radio” presentation; so a real SOUND DESIGNER is required! We will work WITH your Sound Designer to solve audio problems, enhance spatial and ambiance cues, customize background ambiance, and tailor licensed music samples where appropriate. We also have a large library of foley sound cues you may draw from.

> A STAGE MANAGER is needed to watch for technical issues: Continuity; Unwanted background noise; Distortion in sound tracks, etc.

Apply for “Early Decision” if you can be ready for a late January broadcast premier. Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the RADIOPLAYS division:

Friday, October 29, 2021

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Publishing Grant 2021

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 9:00 AM EDT

APPLICATION FORM

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a publishing grant to authors of fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.

Deadline: Our Fall Grant cycle is currently open and ends on November 15, 2021 at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00

Eligibility: Authors in fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. The applicant must be the originator of the written material.
Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted. Such as:
  • Course Reduction (if you're a Teacher/Professor)
  • Salary Replacement
  • Living Expenses
  • Research Expenses
Writers applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project.

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation Selection and Executive Committees. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

Creativity, originality, ideas and concepts, writing style

Importance of the Project/Cultural Relevance

Promise of future achievements in writing

Application Requirements:

Up to and no more than a 15 page PDF of the work, for the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee to download and read.

A letter of intent from the publisher with a date of planned publication, if no publisher is assigned, Café Royal Cultural Foundation may work with writer to help find a publisher.

A short description of the project.

A short author biography of the person(s) involved.

List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00

Grant Applications:

As of 2021 our grant submission platform has been moved to Submittable. If you are unfamiliar with how to apply using Submittable, here are some helpful points:.

You will need to create a free Submittable account or sign in with Google or Facebook credentials to submit to these forms.

You can save a draft of your work if you would like to finish filling out the form at a later date.

If you need to make changes to your form, please withdraw your submission and resubmit.

If anything changes with the information you submitted, please request to edit the submission

Submittable platform works best on Google Chrome, Firefox, and Safari. Internet Explorer is not supported. Please make sure you are using a supported browser.

We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to whitelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable Account regularly. Check out the Submitter Resource Center or reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions here.

We accept applications all year round, to view our submission dates in our Grant Schedule.

Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime. Good Luck!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Depot for New Play Readings seeks plays

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Deadline: October 31, 2021
or until 60 submissions have been received


The Depot for New Play Readings seeks submissions of plays of any length and genre for its 2022 season. 

There is no fee to submit and submissions are open to New York City playwrights. 

The window for submission opens on 1 September and remains open until 31 October, or until 60 submissions have been received, whichever occurs first. 

For more information about Depot readings and the submission process, please visit www.thedepot.space or contact depotreadings@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights

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Deadline: August 23rd, 2021

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. 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. 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 a panel consisting of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab.
This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of ADAPTING.

For the second season, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be a public showing and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

All meetings, rehearsals, and showings will take place in person in Brooklyn, NYC unless otherwise arranged.

LOM is striving to amplify more BIPoC and LGBTQA+ voices. Playwrights from these communities are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This is an annonymous 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.

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...

-who currently live in NYC
who are able to attend all required sessions
-at any stage of their career
-wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble
-age 21 or older

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


What we are looking for:
The purpose of the Ensemble Playwright Lab is to build a relationship between a playwright and the LOM ensemble, and to explore/allow for/create new ways of collaboration. This program is intended for artists who identify as playwrights and want to improve their craft as well as their work. Yes, there will be public presentations at the end of the residency. However, what gets presented will be based on the interest and goals of the playwright. Letter of Marque’s mission is to spread ensemble culture, through responsive, inclusive, and accessible theater, and to engage individuals in collective success and meaningful dialogue.

What Does It Cost the Playwright:
There is no monetary charge or fee to participate in the Ensemble Playwrights Lab. We ask for their time, dedication, talent, and energy!

Important Dates
Due to the intensive nature of this program, only applicants who are able to attend all required dates will be considered. 

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

PlayGround NY Writers Pool

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Deadline: August 15, 2021 11:59 ET

PlayGround, a leading playwright incubator, is in the process of launching our NY expansion, PlayGround-NY, and we are still looking for a few more NY-based early-career playwrights to join our 2021-22 Writers Pool, particularly those writers representing historically excluded communities, including BIPOC, trans/gender non-conforming, and differently-abled. While the official deadline to apply has passed, we’re continuing to accept applications through August 15 through our website and Google form at https://playground-ny.org/submit.

PlayGround is seeking applications for our inaugural (2021-22) PlayGround-NY Writers Pool. Only members of the Writers Pool are invited to submit for the Monday Night PlayGround short play staged reading series, from which each year’s Best of PlayGround are selected. PlayGround releases a prompt on a Friday morning and writers have just four-and-a-half days to write an original ten-minute play inspired by the prompt. Of the submitted scripts, 6 get chosen for a fully-staged, partly-teched, script-in-hand reading led by leading local directors and actors, on fourth Mondays, October-March. Writers not chosen in any given month can participate in PlayGround Recess, with the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by professional actors and receive peer feedback in a private setting. Submissions are due by 11:59pm (ET) on Sunday, August 15, 2021 (EXTENDED DEADLINE). BIPOC, trans/gender non-conforming & differently-abled writers are encouraged to apply!

The PlayGround Writers Pool has featured some of the nation’s most distinguished new writers of the past two decades, including Lauren Yee, Christopher Chen, Aaron Loeb, Geetha Reddy, Vincent Terrell Durham, and Diana Burbano, among others.

POOL REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, writers must reside within the five burroughs of New York City. To apply for a place in the 2021-22 writers pool, please submit your short (ten-page max) double-spaced script (previously produced and unproduced scripts eligible) as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment via the following Google form: https://forms.gle/HqPdsFL5opTkQDS8A. Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. BIPOC, trans/gender-non-conforming & differently-abled are encouraged to apply. Submissions are due by 11:59pm (ET) on August 15, 2021 (EXTENDED DEADLINE). The 2021-22 PlayGround Writers Pool will be announced on or before September 15, 2021 and all selected writers must attend a mandatory Company Meeting on Sunday, September 19, 2021 (time to be confirmed).

Monday, June 14, 2021

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is accepting submissions of new plays and musicals

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Deadline: June 25, 2021at 11:59 PM EDT

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The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is accepting submissions of new plays and musicals for the AMDA Plus Staged Readings happening in New York City August-September 2021.

Similar to a 29-hour reading format, this two-week program will function as a professional opportunity for writers to workshop new material as well as an educational opportunity for students to experience the development process. Over the course of the readings, writers will be encouraged to create new scenes and songs as they explore their piece in collaboration with the student performers, a professional director, and a professional music director.

The submission deadline for new plays and musicals is Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:59p Eastern.

● Musicals will workshop August 23 - September 3 evenings; presentations on September 4.
● Plays will workshop September 6 - September 17 evenings; presentations on September 18.

NOTE: We are following local and state COVID protocols for live performances. As of printing, audiences will be limited to the student body, the creative team, and the AMDA Plus faculty.

Submission guidelines

Submissions will be accepted via this Google Form through Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:59p Eastern. Please submit:
  • Show information (Title, writers, length, proof of rights)
  • Synopsis (500 words)
  • Detailed cast and character breakdown, including gender, vocal requirements, potential doubling, and other pertinent identifying information
  • 10-page script sample
  • For musicals, three (3) song samples (audio & score)
  • Creative team bios
  • Development history and goals for the workshop
Eligibility requirements:
  • Authors must be local to New York City in order to fully participate in person
  • Authors are expected to actively rewrite during the workshop, so works with previous full-staged productions are ineligible
  • Authors from underrepresented communities are encouraged to submit
  • Only complete drafts will be accepted
  • For musicals, a notated piano score must be provided

Compensation:
  • Musical writers will receive a flat rate compensation of $1000 per team 
  • Playwrights will receive a flat rate compensation of $750 per team 
  • Pursuant to Dramatist Guild Guidelines, AMDA will retain no copyright, royalty, or any claim of ownership over the material. Any work devised during the AMDA Plus Staged 
  • Readings Workshops will stay the property of the authors. 
  • MDA will video record the presentations for archival purposes and student reels. 
  • AMDA will include the AMDA Plus Staged Readings materials into our student library for potential scene study class work in the future. 

Calendar of events:

June 25, 2021 — Submission Deadline

July 16, 2021 — Notification of Acceptance

August 23 - September 3 — Musicals workshops

September 4 — Musicals presentations

September 6 - 17 — Plays workshops

September 18 — Plays presentations

If you have any additional questions, please contact Bryan Blaskie, Creative Producer, at bblaskie@amda.edu.

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

THE GATEKEEPERS COLLECTIVE LEARNING TO LOVE PLAYWRIGHT’S FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION

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Deadline: May 31, 2021 11:59pm EST

The Gatekeepers Collective (TGC) is collaborating with award-winning playwright Donja R. Love (Sugar in Our Wounds, Fireflies, one in two) to curate an intergenerational development process in which narrative theatrical works reflecting stories of self-acceptance as a rite of passage on the way to queer/same-gender love are created. Four young, Queer African American/Black playwrights will be provided a stipend and partnered with older same-gender loving (SGL) men in dialogue about their respective journeys from varying degrees of invisibility and self-denial to self-acceptance and love. The fellows will create One-Act plays that will be presented in staged readings and moderated discussions, performed by professional actors under the direction of TGC Director, John-Martin Green in the Fall of 2021.

Eligibility:

The TGC Playwright’s Fellowship is intended to support young, emerging same gender loving (SGL) /Queer, male-identified African Descended playwrights.

The applicant must be a NY resident in order to be eligible for the TGC Learning to Love Fellowship.

The applicant must be between the ages of 18 and 35.

The applicant must have up to 10 pages of work ready to submit.

Playwrights may submit a work that is co-authored but only the submitting artist will be eligible for the fellowship.

The work submitted should be primarily in English.

Fellows must be available to commence a month-long ethnographic research process with a SGL elder with whom they will be partnered as of 7/6, and participate in ten two-hour (4-6pm EST) bi-weekly workshops with playwright Donja R. Love on: 8/11, 16, 18, 23, and 25, and on 9/27, 29, 10/4, 6 and 11/1.

Fellows’ One-acts will be mounted as staged readings with professional actors in mid-November at a theater TBA


Guidelines:

Please submit 10 pages of material written for the stage that you think best represent your work as a playwright. TGC’s work focuses on themes of healing, self-reclamation, and self-determination. Please bear this in mind when choosing your submission materials.

Please make sure work sample is 10 pages.

Please type your entry in a reasonable font and include stage directions where necessary. Please submit a .pdf of your entry so that all formatting will remain intact and no edits can be accidentally made while your submission is being reviewed.

Submissions must be received by the deadline to be considered. The deadline is May 31, 2021 at 11:59pm EST.

Submissions will be adjudicated by a panel of artists and peers drawn from the NYC Theatre Community, and TGC.

The four fellows will be notified by email and announced publicly.

If you are a playwright who would like to apply for The Gatekeepers Collective Learning to Love Playwrights Fellowship, please use this link: APPLICATION FORM

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre: The Ladies of Castile

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Deadline: March 12, 2021

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre is seeking to commission a playwright to adapt a verse play by a forgotten woman writer from history. The commissioning award is $1,000; more details below.

Company Mission:
Founded in 2012, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre elevates the voices of women (cis, trans, non-binary) by reimagining the classics. (www.hedgepigensemble.org)

As part of Hedgepig’s Expand the Canon (www.expandthecanon.com) effort, we are commissioning an adaptation loosely based on Mercy Otis Warren’s verse drama, The Ladies of Castile. This play grapples with revolution, women’s roles in the status quo, and a country divided.

We are especially interested in proposals from playwrights that identify as Global Majority (does not identify as "white") women or non-binary playwrights. Playwrights must be 18+ and based in the New York City Metro Area. The ideal candidate has experience working from historical source material, comfort in a devising setting, and interest in both prose and verse writing.

This project is part of an effort to increase the visibility of classics by women, champion contemporary women writers, and increase the number of producible plays by women based on the classics.

Details:
You can visit this site for a sample of the source material play: http://bit.ly/LadiesofCastile

The playwright will be supported in a brief devising process with Hedgepig’s ensemble of actors, a director and a dramaturg. The process will culminate in a work-in-progress public reading in the fall of 2021 with the hopes of moving to full production in 2022 (with additional stipend).

Timeline:
The project would span March - September 2021, including research, development, and devising work. A public reading of the script will be part of the Expand the Canon Festival in September.

Submit:
To submit, please send a resume, 10-page writing sample, and a cover letter addressing your interest in adaptation and experience in a devising setting to info@hedgepigensemble.org with the subject line: Playwright Submission / Ladies of Castile. Submissions accepted until March 12, 2021.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NEW YORK CITY* Playwrights

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS, an “OUTwrite” Series, a part of the 2020-2021 Fresh Fruit Festival. Application deadline is Monday, March 8, 2021. 3 to 4 plays will be selected for presentation in Spring 2021. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions. Jump-To-Submission-Form

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive a $100 stipend toward their expenses.

*New York City regional artists who have temporarily relocated due to the Coronavirus epidemic, or for workshops, jobs, etc., please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs & the New York City Council.

WE WILL PROVIDE:
  • Stipends, adjusted accordingly if you also incur Union performing-artist expense.
  • Limited Virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.
  • Dramaturgical advice upon request for specific problems.
  • Technical Advice and Training on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consultations based on your early virtual rehearsals. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for attendees.
  • A full-color program, both printed and in a free PDF-file format, made available online.
  • Area-wide advertising, with an option for National advertising upon request.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:
  1. A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” reading of NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life
  2. A Director AND a Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical awareness needed in the Virtual format).
  3. All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and graphic arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBTQ world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We advise diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and cultures.

Please submit a recent draft of the work in progress with a synopsis & full cast breakdown; a basic bio; and if you like, a description of your goals and concerns with this current work.

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Performance AIRspace Residency: 2021-2022

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Deadline: December 13, 2020 1159 PM EST

With support from The Jerome Foundation, a cohort of 4 early career movement-based performing artists are annually invited to participate in our Performance AIRspace Residency.

For this annual residency, Performance AIRspace Residents Receive:
  • $5,000 Commission for a new work to be presented at Abrons as part of our 2021-2022 Presenting Season. Performances must be programmed to occur before June 30, 2022 
  • 200 hours of full subsidized studio space in any of our performance studios (excluding Studio G-05) and theaters. Please visit our Rental page to learn more about our studio and theater spaces, as well as our COVID-19 health and safety protocols
  • 1 week Production Residency in the theater prior to premiere
  • Studio visits with curators, artists, and cultural workers
  • Cohort meetings with resident artists
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Applicant must be based in New York City and living within 5 boroughs at the time of application submission and during the residency period. 
  • Applicants working in movement-based practices that are interdisciplinary in nature are encouraged to apply. Collaborative groups are invited to apply but will receive the same commission fee as an individual artist. Collaboratives can only submit 1 application; Collaboratives that submit more than 1 application for the same project will be disqualified from the review process.
  • Applicants must identify as early career artists. (Please see below for Abrons’ and Jerome Foundation’s criteria for “early career artist.”)
  • Applicants must apply with a project proposal that has not yet premiered in its final form in New York City. Applicants who prefer a Fall 2021 presentation date must apply with a project that is in its final stages of development. Applicants who prefer a Spring 2022 presentation date may apply with a project that is in its earlier stages of development.
  • Applicants who are enrolled in degree-granting programs or be students during the grant period are not eligible to apply. 
  • As a program of the historic Henry Street Settlement, Abrons Arts Center is committed to the belief that artistic practice is key to a socio-politically engaged and healthy society. Applicants should closely review the Abrons Arts Center Mission Statement and Declaration of Inclusion before applying for the Residency. 
“Early Career” Artist according to the Jerome Foundation and Abrons Arts Center:
According to the Jerome Foundation, an early career artist “typically has a track record of generating and publicly presenting full work over which they have ultimate creative control in the discipline in which they are applying, but are not yet at a point in their careers where they receive consistent development and production opportunities and significant recognition, awards, and acclaim.” Please note that this category is not contingent on the age of the artist.

Since our founding, Abrons Arts Center has proudly supported artists at all stages of their professional development. Through our partnership with the Jerome Foundation, we are able to provide dedicated monetary and production support to early-career artists who are making ambitious performance works.


Important Dates
November 12, 2020, 12:00PM ET: Applications go live

December 13, 2020 at 11:59PM ET: Applications close

Week of January 18, 2021: Finalist Interviews

February 8, 2021: All Applicants notified

Questions?: Email abronsairspace@henrystreet.org

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC Grants

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Deadline: November 16, 2020 at 9AM

Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC will award a publishing grant to authors of fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.

Deadline: Our Fall Grant schedule is now open and ends on Monday November 16th at 9:00am. Click on the apply button below to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to publishinggrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.

Amounts: Up to $10,000.00

Eligibility: Authors in fiction / creative non-fiction, poetry and playwriting. The applicant must be the originator of the written material.

Grants awarded in this category may fund costs associated with continuing the composition of work submitted.

Writers applying must be a current resident of New York City and have lived there for a minimum of one year prior to applying.

The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project.

Review Procedures: Funding decisions will be made by the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee. The following criteria will be applied in evaluating grant proposals:

Quality of the writing and the importance of the project to publish

Artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievements in writing

Application Requirements:

Up to and no more than a 30 page PDF of the work, for the Café Royal Cultural Foundation executive committee to download and read.

A letter of intent from the publisher with a date of planned publication, if no publisher is assigned, Café Royal Cultural Foundation may work with writer to help find a publisher.

A short description of the project.

A short author biography of the person(s) involved.

List of costs that the grant money be used for - must not exceed the amount of $10,000.00

Click on the apply button below to download the application. Once completed, please e-mail application to publishinggrant@caferoyalculturalfoundation.org.

We accept applications all year round. Applications will only be received by e-mail. The processing time of application can take up to three months. Please make sure to submit your application with ample time before the start date of your project and please refrain from inquiries in the meantime.

APPLY FOR A LITERATURE GRANT

Monday, November 2, 2020

Chain Theatre Now Accepting Submissions for 2021 Playwriting Lab

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

Chain Theatre continues its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices through the 2021 Chain Playwriting Lab.

Eligibility:
  • All playwrights must be NYC based artists. 
  • Must be part of an under-represented community in the arts. Female identifying, a person of color, LGBTQ, or trans artists are encouraged to apply. 
  • Must be full length plays. 70 pages or more with a completed draft. 
  • Playwright must have all necessary rights. 

Application Process:

Applications will be accepted Nov 2, 2020 – Dec 20, 2020. Free to submit and participate. 
  • Include the following with your submission:
  • Resume and Bio. 
  • History of where the play has been previously produced or developed.
  • PDF Attachment of your play. It must be a completed draft. 
  • Include a synopsis of your play.
  • Must be available fora virtual interview.
SUBMIT TO: lab@chaintheatre.org

The Chain Playwriting Lab is an intensive, multi-week, highly collaborative process. All playwrights must be NYC-based artists and part of an underrepresented community. Female identifying, persons of color, LGBTQ, or trans artists are highly encouraged to apply. Plays must be full length (70 pages or more) with all necessary rights provided by the playwright. The Lab is completely free to submit and participate.

Applications will be accepted now through December 20th 2020. Announcements will be made January 5th 2021. For detailed information and requirements, visit: www.chaintheatre.org

The Chain Theatre venue located at 312 W. 36th St, NY 10018 has been closed since March 17th 2020 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Due to the current restrictions mandated by the government, all rehearsals and meetings will take place virtually. The Chain Theatre is following state health and government mandates regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our artists and patrons is priority. Following the 6-week Intensive, a free Virtual Reading will be available online to the public.

“From my first meeting with THE CHAIN, I knew that I'd never been in a better, more supportive arena for a playwright. With them running alongside me, I found renewed love and purpose for a piece that I'd all but given up on, and I couldn't be prouder of the work we did together.” – G.D. Kimble 2020 Playwright.

For more information on the leadership, requirements, and how to apply visit: www.chaintheatre.org Further questions may be sent to Managing Director, Rick Hamilton: rick@variationstheatregroup.com.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Liberation Theater Company Writing Residency Program 2020-21

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Deadline 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. 

Writing Residency Program 2020-21
For our fourth year we are proud to announce The Writing Residency Program 2020 - 2021 (supported by NYSCA and A.R.T. NY); furthering our commitment to the development of new Black playwrights for the American theatre.

The writing Residency Program will select four early-career playwrights and provide them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they will each be required to complete a new full-length play.

Beginning in May 2020, selected playwrights will attend monthly group meetings to share and refine their works-in-progress in a collaborative, energized setting; meet individually with LTC’s Artistic Director and staff who will provide additional support for their artistic needs, concerns and process; and have the resources of a director and professional actors during a table reading as their play begins to take shape.

Additionally, through connections with the larger New York City theatrical community, LTC will provide access to theatre tickets (when available) and seek to support, inspire, and assist playwrights in any way a small and dedicated company can.

The Residency will conclude in February 2021 with public readings of each playwright’s finished play. Upon successful completion of the program, each playwright will receive a $500 honorarium.

Eligibility:
To be considered for the Writing Residency Program all applicants must be
a) residents of New York City at the time of participation (May 2020 – February 2021).
b) Applicants must have written at least two full-length plays or three one-act plays. The applicant must not have received a production of any of their work that was more developed than a Showcase presentation under the Actors’ Equity Association production code.

Application Submission Procedure:
To be considered for the 2020 - 2021 Writing Residency Program, Liberation Theatre Company will only accept submissions via this online form. If you have questions about the program or the application process, please email: info@liberationtheatrecompany.org.

The following materials must be uploaded and submitted in PDF form no later than 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

Make sure that all documents are properly labeled with your name.

1. Completed Online Application Form

2. Letter of Intent. This should be limited to 1,000 words and address all of the following points:  
  • Your writing career thus far and where you feel you are in your creative and professional life.
  • Your career goals and how you will use the Residency to further those goals.
  • Briefly describe the play you will complete over the 10-month program. 
  • Why you feel ready for a rigorous residency such as this. 
  • Have you participated in a residency/fellowship before? If so, describe your experience.
  • Anything else you think may be relevant.
 3. A 10-page Work Sample that best represents you as a playwright

 4. The full script from which you selected your 10-page work sample

 5. Your playwriting resume (not a bio). Please include one personal or professional reference, with the person’s title or institutional affiliation, phone number and email address. (Referrer must be someone familiar with you and your work.)​​

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

New Light New Voices seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: February 15, 2020

2020-2021 submissions are NOW OPEN.
There is no entry fee. Please follow these submission guidelines:
  • Playwrights must be NYC-based.
  • This contest is restricted to un-produced plays written in the English language.
  • 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 February 15, 2020. 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:
NewLightNew VoicesAward@gmail.com with the subject line “NEW LIGHT NEW VOICES SUBMISSION: (title of your play)”

​Women, transgender and gender nonconforming artists, and artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The winner will receive $1000, developmental support and a 4-week production run in the summer of 2021.

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

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