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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

The Willow Tree Project

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Deadline: July 1, 2022

Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts is proud to unveil our newest program: The Willow Tree Project!

Our mission is to create opportunities for people age 55 and up to participate in the performing arts, regardless of their previous experience. Through the stories we tell, we will honor the wisdom we gather as we age, and celebrate the experience of getting older.

We’re accepting submissions for our New Works Festival for plays by playwrights age 55 and up, which will run September 23-25 at Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts in Ramsey, MN.

The Willow Tree Project is looking to further examine the experience of aging in modern America. We are looking for One Act scripts written by playwrights age 55 and up, taking on issues relevant to this constantly growing age demographic that can often feel overlooked in today’s society. Though we welcome submissions from around the country, we will prioritize the work of local and regional playwrights!

Submissions should be no longer than 60 minutes. You may submit more than one script. Submitted scripts will be considered for the festival, with 4-6 plays chosen for presentation as staged readings performed during the festival. The audience will vote, along with a panel of judges, for which script they want to see produced, and the chosen script will be produced as part of the 2023 Northern Starz season! The winning playwright will be paid royalties upon production.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. All inquiries and play submissions should be directed to: submissions@northernstarz.org. Submissions are due by July 1, 2022.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

New Voices: Playwriting 2022

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Deadline: May 9, 2022

New Voices is fueled by the ideas of student playwrights, who are tasked with writing one‐act plays or musicals in response to an open‐ended question. Shows are selected by the “New Voices Board,” consisting of Olney Theatre administrative staff and student

Program leaders. Playwrights are invited, but not required, to participate in any of the other five pathways.

The deadline for writing submissions and Writers’ Profile Form is May 9th.

Writers: your job is to write a one-act play or musical that reads a minimum of 10 minutes in length and a maximum of 30 minutes in length. Plays must be written in script format with dialogue, stage directions, etc. No stories written as narratives will be accepted. From all of our writing submissions, 3-6 one-acts will be selected to be produced in this year’s program. Your show must respond to this prompt:

Tell us about a time when a situation or event made you change your perspective on a major aspect of your life.

We urge you to be as creative as you can. Think outside the box, and write about what is important to you.

Email writing submissions to teencouncil@olneytheatre.org. The email’s subject must read “Last Name, First Name: Writing Submission” and contain a PDF of your script.

Additionally, please submit the writers’ profile form online. Any one-act submitted without the accompanying form will not be considered.

Writers’ Profile Form:

https://forms.gle/JieerN8z37SDwCHN8

Submit by May 9th, 2022.

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

THE 30th ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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Deadline: March 15, 2022

Every summer, The Blank Theatre produces the 12 best plays by playwrights ages 9 to 19, chosen from a nationwide competition. In the past 29 years, we’ve produced 357 plays by these young writers. Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

Nowhere else in the nation can young playwrights receive the prize of seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production featuring known actors from film, television and theatre. The plays are crafted by seasoned professional directors and each is given several public performances in a month-long Festival.

Submissions are accepted annually from January to March 15 and the 12 winning plays will be produced by The Blank each summer.

SUBMISSION RULES - Please read carefully

DEADLINE: Plays or musicals must be submitted by MARCH 15, 2022.

FEES: There are no fees for submitting your work to the Festival.

ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2022; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement.

CONTENT: Original plays or musicals of any genre, subject and length.

LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team.

FORMAT: All plays must be in PDF format and have a cover sheet, title page and numbered script pages. Musicals should have sample tracks uploaded as mp3 files with submission.

COVER SHEET: Submissions must include a Cover Sheet with:
  • Title
  • Playwright Name 
  • Playwright Date of Birth (with year)
  • Age 
  • School and Teacher Name (if applicable)
  • E-Mail Address
  • Contact Phone Number 
  • Physical Mailing Address

NO RETURNS: Scripts will not be returned so please do not send originals.

NOTIFICATION: Festival Competition winners will be announced in April/May 2022.

Monday, February 14, 2022

VSA PLAYWRIGHT DISCOVERY PROGRAM

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Deadline: March 9, 2022 at 11:59 PM

SUBMISSION FORM

Young writers with disabilities are invited to submit a 'ten-minute script' of any genre. Scripts may be for plays, musicals, multimedia, video, film, TV, podcasts, or other writing for performance. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration of two students that includes at least one student with a disability. A panel of theater professionals selects division winners.

Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations through the creation of fictional characters and settings, writing realistically, metaphorically or abstractly about any topic, including the disability experience.

Writers must be in ages 15-18 and must have a disability. Please read the eligibility for participation.

Multiple winners will receive exclusive access to participate in virtual professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center. Winners will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals in further development of their own script, as well as participating in networking opportunities.

Apply by Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern.

Monday, January 31, 2022

O'Neill Young Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: February 1, 2022

Application Form

Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) will take place May 13 - May 15, 2022. 

Employing the signature “O’Neill process,” the festival provides professional-level support to develop original one-act plays written by middle and high school students. With these methods, the young playwrights hone their work, furthering it from the initial isolation of writing to the collaborative process involved in making their script into a living, breathing play. Students receive a rigorous exploration of their work guided by professional artists as well as a script-in-hand public reading of their new play.

1. You are between the ages of 12-18 and currently enrolled in middle or high school.

2. Your parent or guardian has given you permission to submit your play.

3. The play you are submitting is between 10 and 15 pages
(This page limit does not include your title and character description page).

4. You are the only writer of this play (joint submissions will not be considered).

5. You have included your name and the title of your play on the front page of the script.

6. You have provided a listing of character names and descriptions.

7. Each page of your script has been numbered.

8. You are only submitting one play for consideration.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

UCROSS + THE BLANK THEATRE — FUTURE OF PLAYWRITING PRIZE

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Deadline: December 20, 2021
The first 300 submissions will be considered

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Applications for the 2nd Annual Ucross + The Blank Theatre — Future of Playwriting Prize will be open from November 8 to December 20, 2021.

This award represents a unique collaboration between the prestigious Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, where artists from all disciplines have been supported by residencies since 1983, and The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, which has been developing new plays and new artists since 1990.

The Future of Playwriting Prize will be given to an early-career playwright who personifies the future of theatre — someone whose voice will shape theatre for decades to come, and who will bring new thoughts and views to the American theatrical conversation.

The winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid, two-week residency at Ucross’s ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. The residency includes transportation, accommodations, meals, and the opportunity to commune with other visiting artists. The winner will also receive a professionally produced staged reading in The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series new play development program.

Two additional finalists will each be awarded a $500 cash prize.

ELIGIBILITY
  • Inclusion and diversity are vital to the future of theatre; therefore, playwrights from all backgrounds and genders are urged to apply.
  • We encourage application by playwrights who may not have had access to advanced or graduate writing programs.
  • As this is an emerging playwright award, writers who have had Off-Broadway, Broadway, or major regional theatre productions will not be considered.
  • Since the focus is on American theatre, playwrights must reside in the United States.
  • Winning writers must be between 21 and 30 years of age as of April 1, 2022.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submissions are open as of November 8, 2021 and the deadline for applications is December 20, 2021.

There is no entry fee.

Writers must submit:
  • Resume including creative/educational background.
  • A personal artistic statement that describes (A) Who you are and what has brought you to this place - your influences and life experiences. Also, what you hope to gain personally from an uninterrupted two-week residency at Ucross. (B) The concept for a new play (a full-length you have not yet initiated) that you would like to begin or work on while you are there - what themes, characters or stories do you want to explore? (C) How do you see the future of theatre, and what is your role as a playwright in it? Your artistic statement should be 1000 words or less. PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_STATEMENT(e.g., Sally_Jones_STATEMENT).
  • One short play of ANY length not to exceed 45 pages. Please submit only a complete short play, not a sample from a full length play. PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_SHORT (e.g., Sally_Jones_SHORT).
  • One full-length play (60 to 120 pages). PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_FULL ( e.g., Sally_Jones_FULL).
  • One submission only per playwright. Please do not submit multiple applications to include different scripts. We want to see what you consider your best work.
  • Plays and other submission materials must be written in English.
  • Translations, musicals, adaptations, and children's plays will not be considered.
  • All scripts must be typed in standard playwriting format.

- Page numbers must appear with the first page of dialogue as page 1.

- Scripts must contain a character breakdown and time/place setting.

SELECTION PROCESS
The first 300 submissions will be considered. If 300 valid submissions are received before the end of the application period, additional entries may not be accepted, and notice will be posted at TheBlank.com.
A jury of professional theatre artists will select one grand prize winner and two finalists, to be announced April 2022.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

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Deadline: July 2, 2021

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The Lark is accepting applications for its Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund with support from the Jerome Foundation.

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color age 30 and 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 theater makers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $35,000, plus access to a $5,000 Opportunity Fund and to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. 
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In the 2021-22 cycle, The Lark will award two Fellowships. Applications will be accepted through July 2, 2021. Finalists will be notified in August 2021. The 2021-22 Fellowship period begins September 15, 2021 and ends June 30, 2022.

Sunday, May 30, 2021

Yonder Window Ascending Playwright Program

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Ascending Playwrights Program

The Ascending Playwright Program is a mentorship opportunity for new playwrights age 18-25.

Writers awarded a spot on our Ascending Playwright list will receive...

- a private digital reading of their new play featuring professional actors

- a mentorship session with our Playwright in Residence; Grant MacDermott

- a featured spot on our social media and website

We are offering 5 spots in our program. Readings will take place once a month from March to July 2021.

Whatever it is, the way you tell your story online can make all the difference.

Application Guidelines:

- You may only submit one play.

- You may submit a short play, one act, or full-length play (no longer than two acts).

- You must be 18-25

- Your play must not have had any professional readings or productions affiliated with another theatre company.

How to Apply:

Please submit the following to admin@yonderwindow.co

1. Cover Letter:

Your cover letter should explain why you are interested in the Ascending Playwright Program. You can use the cover letter as an opportunity to tell us a little about yourself and your writing.

2. Resume (only if you have one)

3. Except: 10 pages of your short or full-length play

4. Synopsis & Character List: Please include a brief synopsis of your play, one to two paragraphs should do. Also, include a character list with identifying descriptions (race, gender, age)

*If you are not chosen during the month in which you apply your application rolls over into the next month for consideration

APPLY TODAY

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

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1st Festival of Shorts for Youth – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: May 15, 2021

Send submissions to:  ilanab3productions@gmail.com

B3 Theater of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks scripts for their 1st Festival of Shorts for Youth! The Festival will be held in December of 2021. The Shorts will be fully-rehearsed shows, whether they take place live or virtually.

Plays will be selected with an eye towards originality and taking risks. Plays which do not follow the requirements below will not be read.

Shortlisted scripts will be performed in the Festival. Playwrights who are asked to participate in the Festival will be given the opportunity to submit a rewrite of their work by AUGUST 1st, 2021 after script feedback is given. Rewriting is not mandatory.
  • The subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental and progressive works. There should be minimal setting, prop, and costume requirements. All genres welcome, including monologues, apart from musicals. 
  • Entries should be 5-15 pages, including the title and cast page. 
  • One entry per playwright, please.
  • Previous productions are okay.
  • International submissions are welcome, but the text must be in English.
  • Please scrub your submission of your name and personal information. Include that information in the body of your email, along with the title of the play.
  • Please put the following in the subject line of your email: Submission: the name of your play.
  • The format may be docx or pdf.
  • There is no fee with this contest.
  • Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM AZ time, May 15, 2021.
  • Playwriting teams are welcome.
  • Playwrights must be under the age of 18 to submit.
  • Entries will be capped at 100. Please check our website at www.b3theater.com for a notice of when the cap has been reached.
  • Send submissions to: ilanab3productions@gmail.com. If you have any questions, you may also ask Ilana Lydia at this address. 
You will hear from us regarding your submission around July 2021.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Olney Theatre New Voices Writers’ Profile

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Deadline: May 1st, 2021

New Voices is a two-week production process for students ages 13-19 that takes original one-act plays from script to stage for public performance. These plays will be written, directed, designed, performed, and technically managed by program participants, running from June 21-June 30. No previous theatrical experience required! Production mentorship will be provided by experienced members of the Olney Theatre Center staff. The program culminates in a final virtual performance of the one-act plays on June 30, 2021. With New Voices, students can be extensively involved in all aspects of the theater, not just performance.

New Voices is fueled by the ideas of student playwrights, who are tasked with writing one-act plays or musicals in response to an open-ended question. Shows are selected by the “New Voices Board,” consisting of Olney Theatre administrative staff and student program leaders. Playwrights are invited, but not required, to participate in any of the other five pathways.

Writers: your job is to write a one-act play or musical that reads a minimum of 10 minutes in length and a maximum of 30 minutes in length. Plays must be written in script format with dialogue, stage directions, etc. No stories written as narratives will be accepted. From all of our writing submissions, 3-6 one-acts will be selected to be produced in this year’s program. Your show must respond to this prompt:

We’re all exhausted by the pandemic, but we’re all affected by it. Take a theme of the pandemic (examples include isolation, sickness, crisis, identity loss, connection etc.) and tell us a story about that theme without mentioning the topic of COVID-19.

We urge you to be as creative as you can. Think outside the box, and write about what is important to you.

Email writing submissions to teencouncil@olneytheatre.org. The email’s subject must read “Last Name, First Name: Writing Submission” and contain a PDF of your script.

Additionally, please submit the writers’ profile form online. Any one-act submitted without the accompanying form will not be considered.

Writers’ Profile Form:
https://forms.gle/nmfFGX1DjQGizbFQ7

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Inaugural Playwriting Festival for Young Writers

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Deadline: April 15, 2021 11:59pm EST

Since 2011, the New Play Reading Festival has been an integral part of our Creative Arts Academy. Through this unique program, students, families, playwrights and artists have experienced the collaborative process of bringing new theatrical work form page to stage. From our first 6 submissions during our first year, the New Play Reading Festival has blossomed, now receiving over 160 new works annually from aspiring playwrights throughout the U.S. and around the world. 

In recognition of the Festival’s 10th anniversary, we are excited to introduce the Growing Stage Playwriting Fesitival for Young Writers. Our mission: to provide young, emerging writers a platform to express themselves artistically and to share their voice. Finalists will be provided the opportunity to mentor with a professional playwright, helping them to hone their skills, talent and confidence. 

The 2021 TGS Playwriting Festival for Young Writers will begin on March 15th and culminate with an “Evening of Scenes” in August 2021.

Playwrights must be aged 10-18 on April 15, 2021; co-written plays are accepted, provided all writers meet the age requirement. Co-written pieces must include contact information for each writer.

TO APPLY:

You may only submit a SYNOPSIS and SCENE from one play for consideration.
Use a clear, standard font.
Your submission must include a COVER PAGE with: Play Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth, Age, School Name, E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.
No identifying information, including your name, should appear anywhere on the synopsis page or the scene pages.
All submissions must be postmarked or submitted by 11:59pm EST, April 15, 2021. All electronic submissions must in PDF format. We do not accept Google Docs.

To submit by E-Mail: send your synopsis, scene and cover page as a PDF with your working play title in the subject line to: NewPlays@growingstage.com

To submit by MAIL: Send your synopsis, scene and cover page to:

TGS Playwriting Festival for Young Writers
c/o The Growing Stage Theatre
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, New Jersey 07857

Sunday, March 7, 2021

2021 VSA Playwright Discovery Competition

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Deadline:  March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time

Young writers with disabilities are invited to submit a 'ten-minute script' of any genre. Scripts may be for theater scripts, musicals, multimedia, video, film, or TV scripts, non-linear scripts, or other writing for performance. Entries may be the work of an individual student or a collaboration by a group of up to five students that includes at least one student with a disability. A panel of theater professionals selects division winners.

Writers are encouraged to craft short (10 minute) works from their own experiences and observations through the creation of fictional characters and settings, writing realistically, metaphorically or abstractly about any topic, including the disability experience.

Writers in the U.S. must be in grades 6-12 (or equivalents) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. writers and must have a disability. Please read the eligibility for participation.

One winning piece is chosen in the Primary Division (ages 11-13) and the Junior Divisions (ages 13-15). Winners in these divisions will be featured in press releases and on the Kennedy Center website.

Multiple winners in the Senior Division (grades 10-12 / ages 15-18) will receive exclusive access to participate in professional development activities provided by the Kennedy Center. Professional development opportunities will take place virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow. Winners will have the opportunity to work with industry professionals in further development of their own script, as well as participating in networking opportunities.

DEADLINE: The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

*PLEASE READ ALL INFORMATION AND GUIDELINES COMPLETELY BEFORE BEGINNING THE APPLICATION PROCESS*

Eligibility:

To be eligible to enter the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition applicants must meet the following criteria:

The competition is open to U.S. and international applicants. However, all pieces must be submitted in English; pieces submitted in other languages will not be accepted.

Can be either an individual or group. Co-authorships of up to five students are accepted, but all authors must fulfill eligibility requirements and at least one must be a student with a disability. Co-authors of a piece must be eligible for the same division (i.e. authors of a Primary Division piece must all be enrolled in grades 6-7 or ages 11-13), but do not have to be in the same grade level. The application must include information for all authors.

Entrants must be a student with a disability or an ensemble that includes a student with a disability.

Authors must be students in U.S. grades 6-12 (or equivalent) or ages 11-18 for non-U.S. students. Students in grades 6-7 (ages 11-13) apply to the Primary Division, students in grades 8-9 (ages 13-15) apply to the Junior Division, and students in grades 10-12 (ages 15-18) apply to the Senior Division.

Previous applicants are eligible to reapply in subsequent years until they win or age out of the competition. Any applicant (applying as an individual or with a group) may win once in either the Primary or Junior Division, and once in the Senior Division. This means:

Primary Division winners may submit a new piece for consideration to the Senior Division when of age, but may not apply to the Junior Division.

Junior Division winners may submit a new piece for consideration to the Senior Division.

Senior Division winners are not eligible to reapply to the competition.

Senior Division winners must be present for the VSA Playwright Discovery Program professional development events (virtually and/or in-person as conditions allow - specific schedule TBA) in order to be eligible for the award.

If selected as a finalist, applicants are required to provide proof of age and disability, and must be willing to publicly disclose that they have a disability for all materials and public appearances associated with the VSA Playwright Discovery Competition.

Selection Process:

An advisory panel of distinguished professionals and educators will assist with the selection process.

Submission Rules:

All applications must be submitted through the online application form.

Provide a synopsis of your script (up to 250 words) in the provided text box.

To request application materials in a different format, please email vsainfo@kennedy-center.org

Script Rules

Pieces must be submitted in English; pieces submitted in other languages will not be accepted.

All entries that are scripts must be in the ten-minute play format. A ten-minute play is a play with at least two characters. It is not a scene, skit, or sketch. Structurally, it should have a beginning, middle, and end, just as any good one-act or full-length play. Since we only have ten minutes to bring the story full circle, a dramatic conflict should be posed as quickly as possible. The resolution of that conflict is what plays out across the remaining pages. The true success of a ten-minute play is reliant on the writer’s ability to bring an audience through the same cathartic/entertaining experience that a good one-act or full-length play accomplishes. Ten-minutes means eight or nine pages, but certainly no more than ten pages. Read your play out loud to see how long it takes.

Entries may include theater scripts, video, film, or TV scripts, non-linear scripts, writing for performance that does not rely on spoken language, and/or writing that emphasize the use of music, multimedia, puppetry, or audience participation. Since non-verbal entries are accepted, pieces may be submitted as video or audio files if applicable.

Authors may submit only one script, whether under their name, a pseudonym, or as a co-author.

Entries must be original, unproduced, and unpublished at the time of submission. Pieces with previous readings or workshops are acceptable, as long as they were not produced for a paying audience and have not been publicly reviewed.

If an entry includes any material that is copyrighted or otherwise owned or controlled by someone other than the authors (including but not limited to, poetry, music and/or lyrics, characters originally created by others in any medium, and/or stories based on real people and/or other people’s lives) the author shall provide proof of written permission to include such material in the script.

All entries should follow these formatting guidelines:

Include a cover sheet listing the title of the piece and the cast/character list. IMPORTANT: Do not show your name, address, or any identifying information on the cover or any page of your entry.

Typed in 12 point Arial font.

List page numbers on each page of the piece (not counting the cover sheet).

Set the page layout to portrait (no landscape, please)

Before uploading your file, please re-name the file as the TITLE OF YOUR SCRIPT

The application deadline is Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

We will receive your application the day that you submit it and you will receive verification of your submission and you will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submitting your online application; please check your junk mail folder for this email. If you have not received a confirmation email after 24 hours, please contact us directly at vsainfo@kennedy-center.org.

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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

29th ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

SUBMISSION VIA SUBMITTABLE

Every June, The Blank Theatre produces the 12 best plays by playwrights ages 9 to 19, chosen from a nationwide competition. In the past 28 years, we’ve produced 345 plays by these young writers. Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

Nowhere else in the nation can young playwrights receive the prize of seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production featuring known actors from film, television and theatre. The plays are crafted by seasoned professional directors and each is given several public performances in a month-long Festival.

Submissions are accepted from January 11 to March 15, 2021 and the 12 winning plays will be produced by The Blank in Summer 2021.

The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival is a 29-year-old nationwide playwrighting competition for writers ages 9 to 19. Beginning in 2020, YPF transitioned to producing for a digital until we can safely return to in person production. Whether 2021 will be digital or in person remains to be seen, but winners still get access to some of the industry's best writers for mentors, as well as top tier professional directors and actors!

The 12 best plays are chosen by a panel of theatre professional from submissions across America. No other national competition awards young playwrights with seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production.

Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked or submitted by March 15, 2021.
FEES: There are NO fees for submitting your play(s).
ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2021; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement. If submitting online each playwright MUST submit a copy of their play with their own contact information.
CONTENT: Original plays and musicals on ANY subject and of ANY length.
LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team. PLEASE SUBMIT EACH PLAY SEPARATELY.
FORMAT: All script pages must be numbered and must be in Word or PDF format.
COVER SHEET: Online submissions should include a cover sheet with: Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth, Age, School Name, E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.
NOTIFICATION: We will contact Festival Competition winners in April 2021.
PERFORMANCE: Winning plays will be performed in the Festival in Los Angeles in June 2021.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Our Rising Voices: International Human Rights Art Festival's Young Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: March 22, 2021 11:59 EST

Young people 19 years and under are invited to submit 10-minute dramatic scripts that explore themes of human rights, social justice and the beauty that arises from empathy. The winning scripts will receive a reading by theater professionals in IHRAF’s Our Rising Voices virtual play festival. Deadline: March 22, 2021 11:59 EST.

Submission guidelines
- Young playwrights 19 years and younger are eligible to submit.
- Scripts must explore themes of human rights and social justice, and must align with IHRAF’s core values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, celebrating diversity and engagement.
- Plays must be approximately 10 minutes when read aloud. Scripts may be 8 or 9 pages, but no more than 10 (not including the title page and characters list).
- Collaborative works between multiple (up to 3) young writers are accepted, as long as all writers fall within the eligible age range.
- All scripts must be original work. Adaptations will not be accepted.
- Writers may submit up to 2 scripts for consideration.
- Plays must have no more than 4 characters.
- Scripts must be primarily in English. Any lines not in English should include a translation.
- Scripts must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission.

Email scripts to maggiemundayodom@ihraf.org with the subject line “IHRAF Young Playwrights Festival”. In the body of the email, please include:
  • Play title
  • Playwright’s full name
  • Age
  • Country/State of residence
  • School name and grade
  • Preferred email address
  • A brief playwright biography
  • A one-sentence summary of the play
  • Attach the script as a PDF or Word document.

FULL INFORMATION HERE

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WRITE STUFF! 2021 5th Annual Young Playwright Festival

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

MMT’s young playwrights festival returns for its fifth anniversary! Write Stuff! encourages local middle & high school playwrights to submit their short scripts and culminates in readings of selected scripts. The winning plays will be brought to life by professional directors and Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory students in this Pay What You Can performance. The deadline for play submissions will be February 1st, 2021.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Students in Grades 6 – 12 should submit their 10-page scripts as a PDF file to education@millmountain.org by February 1st, 2021 for consideration to be a part of the 2021 Write Stuff: Young Playwright Festival.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Plays should have a title page & character descriptions
  • Plays should be no longer than 15 pages
  • Please include email & phone contact information on the title page of your submission
  • Plays do not need to revolve around a certain theme: all stories will be considered.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of prior experience in Playwriting.

Students with questions can contact Christopher Castanho: christopher@millmountain.org. See here to learn more about formatting your script.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

UCROSS + THE BLANK THEATRE — FUTURE OF PLAYWRITING PRIZE

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Deadline: December 21, 2020

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

This award represents a unique collaboration between the prestigious Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, where artists from all disciplines have been supported by residencies since 1983, and The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, which has been developing new plays and new artists since 1990.

The Future of Playwriting Prize will be given annually to an early-career playwright who personifies the future of theatre — someone whose voice will shape theatre for decades to come, and who will bring new thoughts and views to the American theatrical conversation.

The winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid, two-week residency at Ucross’s ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. The residency includes transportation, accommodations, meals, and the opportunity to commune with other visiting artists. The winner will also receive a professionally produced staged reading in The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series new play development program.

Two additional finalists will each be awarded a $500 cash prize.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Inclusion and diversity are vital to the future of theatre; therefore, playwrights from all backgrounds and genders are urged to apply.
  • We encourage application by playwrights who may not have had access to advanced or graduate writing programs.
  • As this is an emerging playwright award, writers who have had Off-Broadway, Broadway, or major regional theatre productions will not be considered.
  • Since the focus is on American theatre, playwrights must reside in the United States.
  • Winning writers must be between 21 and 30 years of age as of April 1, 2021.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Submissions are open now, and the deadline for applications is December 21, 2020.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Writers must submit:
  1. Resume including creative/educational background.
  2. A personal artistic statement that describes (A) Who you are and what has brought you to this place - your influences and life experiences. Also, what you hope to gain personally from an uninterrupted two-week residency at Ucross. (B) The concept for a new play (a full-length you have not yet initiated) that you would like to begin or work on while you are there - what themes, characters or stories do you want to explore? (C) How do you see the future of theatre, and what is your role as a playwright in it? Your artistic statement should be 1000 words or less. PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_STATEMENT
  3. One short play of ANY length not to exceed 45 pages. Please submit only a complete short play, not a sample from a full length play. PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_SHORT (e.g., Sally_Jones_SHORT).
  4. One full-length play (60 to 120 pages). PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_FULL ( e.g., Sally_Jones_FULL).
  • One submission only per playwright. Please do not submit multiple applications to include different scripts. We want to see what you consider your best work.
  • Plays and other submission materials must be written in English.
  • Translations, musicals, adaptations, and children's plays will not be considered.
  • All scripts must be typed in standard playwriting format.
    • Page numbers must appear with the first page of dialogue as page 1.
    • Scripts must contain a character breakdown and time/place setting.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The first 300 submissions will be considered. If 300 valid submissions are received before the end of the application period, additional entries may not be accepted, and notice will be posted at TheBlank.com.
  • A jury of professional theatre artists will select one grand prize winner and two finalists, to be announced April 2021.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Prism Stage Company seeks playwrights over 40

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Deadline: September 30, 2020
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Continuing our aim to develop and produce new and overlooked plays by exciting playwrights over 40, Prism Stage Company is currently seeking submissions for our ongoing Play Development Lab and future programming.

Playwrights who are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color over 40) are highly encouraged to submit.

Due to COVID 19, we encourage submissions at this time to be “Zoom/Vimeo/YouTube friendly” as these are currently our performance platforms until live theatre resumes. Therefore, one-person shows, monologue collections, and material with small casts are preferred!


You will be requested to upload your photo, resume, submission, and to answer a series of questions that help us match our priorities to yours. Thank you for your time!


REQUIREMENTS

Playwrights must be over 40.

SUBMISSION LENGTH

A short scene from a finished play, no longer than 20 pages.

SUPPORTING MATERIALS

Your photo, resume, & submission, through this Google Form.

The deadline for submission is September 30, 2020. We plan to take the month of October to read, review, and plan ~ and then will reach out to inform you of our consensus by October 30th.
We recognize the incredible trust you place in our hands when you share your materials, and very much respect and honor your privacy, ownership, and wellbeing. 

Do you have a direct request? We welcome your contact at: prismstagecompany@gmail.com.
WHY? Talent Has No Expiration Date. #prismstagecompany

Saturday, August 22, 2020

ARTemis Arts Wisdom Anthology

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Deadline: September 1, 2020


Entrance Form
This ARTemis Arts project is highlighting the work of women writers over the age of 50. We aim to showcase work that needs to be read, produced and seen by the greater community, but may have little opportunity to be seen otherwise. Please share this information in your circles and help us identify, celebrate and shine a light on those women with wisdom and history to share. We will be publishing both an eBook and a printed volume.

Rules:
  1. Work must have been completed after 50th Birthday. 
  2. Work must be unpublished. 
  3. Work cannot have been previously produced in any manner. 
  4. Artists must be living. 
  5. Artists must complete entrance form
  6. If selected artists must make themselves available for ZOOM or in person interviews with reviewers and complete a biography form. 
  7. The deadline for consideration is September 1, 2020 
  8. All entries must be sent in PDF form to ARTemisAnthology@gmail.com 
  9. You may only enter each category one time. 

Selected Work:

1) Will receive cash award of $250. 2) Artists retain all rights to their work past the ARTemis Arts Anthology printings.
3) All artists included in the anthology will share an equal stake 20% of the profits in perpetuity.

ARTemis Arts “The Wisdom Anthology” will include:
  • Full Length Plays 
  • One Act Plays 
  • 10 Minute Plays 
  • Screenplays 
ARTemis Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit Organization

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