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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

WE: A Coming of Age Festival

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Deadline: December 1, 2019

WE:  A Coming of Age Festival, is the 2020 New Bern Civic Theatre summer show that will feature the ORIGINAL works of teens all across the world! Now, what exactly dues that mean?

We are asking teenages (13-19 years old) to submit original one act dramas, comedies, and spoken word to be considered to be produced in the festival.  Winners will have their work performed onstage in the summer of 2020!

All work must be about a teen (freedom, creativity, empowerment, peer pressure, college, GPA, acceptance, etc.).

Please like our Facebook page (@wesaaxbradbury20) or follow us on Insta (@we_saaxbradbury20) for more details!  All work must be able to be edited for language or content by our production team, but we will keep you informed of all edits.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL

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UPDATE!!!  SOOP to NUTS Short-Play Festival moved to FEBRUARY!
We have received many submissions for our festival, but a number of you expressed concerns about the short turn-around time.  We agree and have decided that in order to ensure our first festival is a successful one, we will move it out to February.  The new dates are February 14th - 29th!  We will hold ALL of our current submissions for consideration for a spot in the new schedule - if you have already submitted and DO NOT wish to have your play considered for the new time-line, please email info@sooptheatre.org and let us know!  See below for the updated details:

FESTIVAL DATES:  February 14th - 29th, 2020 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.

NUMBER OF PLAYS:  There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH:  one-act plays no less than ten minutes, no longer than thirty minutes.

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions must be made by playwrights, age 18 or older, who live in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

FEES:  there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee.

LANGUAGE: plays must be submitted in English.

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted  to info@sooptheatre.org  Playwrights should also include a brief bio of their writing accomplishments. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL HARD COPIES of anything!

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS:

If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) of your piece.  SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be.  You are also responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected some free rehearsal time in our studio space (schedule TBD), as well as a tech opportunity in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props.  A list will be made available to all participants.  That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:

1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semifinalists will be chosen.

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Feb 14 - 16) OR the second weekend (Feb 21 - 23).

3. Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *5 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipient from ALL the evenings will be the fifth finalist).

4. The five finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Feb 29th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

DEADLINE:  All scripts for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN December 20, 2019!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) Queens NYC

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APPLICATIONS DUE NOVEMBER 14  11:59PM.

APPLY NOW

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

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

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

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

Artists’ proposed projects should:

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


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

THE IMPORTANCE OF NEIGHBORHOODS

Flushing & Maspeth/Ridgewood

The 2019-20 ACP Neighborhoods of Focus

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

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

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

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

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

ELIGIBILITY

The following eligibility criteria apply for artist applicants:

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


EVALUATION CRITERIA

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

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

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

ARTISTIC MERIT: Artistic merit of submitted work samples

PROJECT PROPOSAL: Quality and clarity of the project proposal

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

LOCATION PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to current Queens residents

AWARD DETAILS

THE $10,000 COMMISSION WILL COVER:

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTION SUPPORT:

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

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

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

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

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

Event photography: Event photography of the artists’ World Premiere

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

COMMISSION DELIVERABLES

SUCCESSFUL ARTISTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO:

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

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

RIGHTS

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

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

QCA retains the exclusive right to:

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

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

DEADLINES & NOTIFICATION

August 13, 2019: Application opens

November 14, 2019: Artist Application deadline

Late December 2019: Artist Notification

PROGRAM CALENDAR

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

The program calendar is as follows:

ORIENTATION AND KICKOFF PARTY

Friday, January 3 from 6 - 8pm

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

FLUSHING GROUP MONTHLY CONVENINGS

Thursday, January 16th from 6 - 8pm

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

Thursday, March 19th from 6 - 8pm

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

Thursday, May 14th from 6 - 8pm

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

Thursday, August 13th from 6 - 8pm

MASPETH/RIDGEWOOD GROUP MONTHLY CONVENINGS

Thursday, January 23rd from 6 - 8pm

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

Thursday, March 26th from 6 - 8pm

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

Thursday, May 21 from 6 - 8pm

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

Thursday, August 20th from 6 - 8pm

WORLD PREMIERES

August - September 2020 (exact dates TBD)


STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

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

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Ensemble Playwrights Lab Residency Season 7

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Deadline: August 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

EST/Youngblood

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DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

EST/Youngblood is currently accepting applications for membership beginning in the 2019-2020 season. Applications are open to New York City metro area resident playwrights under 30 years old. Membership includes attendance at all weekly meetings, monthly (or more frequent) performances, readings and retreats. There is no set term of membership, and members often stay through the season that includes their 30th birthday. If you have any questions, please contact youngblood@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Application Requirements
Please complete the form online and include the following materials:

WRITING SAMPLE - up to 25 pages. This can be part of a longer piece or a one-act. Send whatever you think best represents where you are as a playwright right now.

LETTER - The "why Youngblood" letter. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in membership in the group.

RESUME - Your current playwriting resume.

FULL-LENGTH PLAY - A completed full-length play in its entirety. Note: this can be the full play from which the initial 25 pages was excerpted, or an entirely different piece. In most cases, this additional material will only be read if you are selected as a finalist.

Application Instructions:

Combine the above items, in that order (sample, letter, resume, full-length), into a single PDF file.

The file name should be your last name and first initial - i.e., TOLAN_R.pdf.

Upload the PDF file using the Upload link online.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Young Adult Four Minute Play Contest

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Manhattan Rep presents: Young Adult Four Minute Play Contest

Seeking fully produced Four minute plays written and brought to life by Young Adults ages 12 - 18 to compete in our Young Adult 4 minute play contest on Sunday March 31 at 2 pm and 4 pm.  

This will be a super fun event for all.  A great opportunity for Young Adults to write, act or direct. And there will be two performances. And it all takes place on one Sunday afternoon.

Best Four Minute Play production playwright will win an opportunity to write a 20 - 40 minute play (mentored by Ken Wolf Artistic Director of Manhattan Rep,) which Manhattan Rep will then produce and bring to life for 3 performances in June 2019.

To submit for this contest:

Forward us your idea for your 4 minute play to: 

manhattanrep@yahoo.com.

Please put FOUR MINUTE PLAY CONTEST in the subject heading.

We do not need completed scripts. We will get back to you within 24 hours with acceptance.  We are only accepting 15  - Four minute play productions for this event.

Once accepted, you will be required to bring your Four Minute Play to life for this contest.

You must be available to attend tech rehearsal at 12 noon on Sunday March 31, and for the two performances that same day at 2 pm and 4 pm.

Winner of the Best Four Minute Play Production will be announced right after the 4 pm performance on March 31, 2019.

All participants in each Four Minute Play production, (playwright, actors and director) must be between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age.

There is NO submission fee or payment for Young Adults to participate.

If you have any questions about this event, please write us at manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival

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DEADLINE: Plays or musicals must be submitted online, e-mailed or postmarked by MARCH 15, 2019.

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

ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2019; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement.

CONTENT: Original plays or musicals on any subject and any length.

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

FORMAT: All plays must have numbered script pages. Plays submitted through theblank.submittable.com should follow Submittable.com requirements. Plays submitted by e-mail must be sent as PDF. Plays submitted by mail must be printed on one side of a page and unbound.

COVER SHEET: Along with play script(s), submissions must include a Cover Sheet with: Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth (with year), Age, School Name (if applicable), E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.

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

NOTIFICATION: We will contact Festival Competition winners in May 2019.

PERFORMANCE: Winning plays will be performed in the Festival in Los Angeles in June 2019.

SUBMIT ONLINE: Browse to theblank.submittable.com, create an account and follow the instructions to submit your play(s) and cover sheet.

SUBMIT BY E-MAIL: Send play(s) and cover sheet as PDF with play title in subject line to: ypfsubmissions@theblank.com

SUBMIT BY MAIL: Send unbound play(s) and cover sheet to:

Young Playwrights Festival
c/o The Blank Theatre
PO Box 1094
Los Angeles, CA 90078

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Submissions are open for the Navigator Theater's Fourth Annual Lift-Off Series

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Every year we produce a week of readings of brand new Sci-Fi plays - and this year we will be continuing the tradition at The Plaxall Gallery, January 25-27, 2019.

Submit your 10-minute to 30-minute play by emailing navigatorstheater@gmail.com, subject: LAST NAME - length.

We look forward to reading your work!

Based in New York, we are a a Science Fiction Theater company with a clear feminist perspective. The the three founding members met in graduate school at The University of Iowa. After two successful collaborations, they decided to create a professional collective and share their vision of Science Fiction Theater with a broader audience. 

Sunday, July 8, 2018

THEATRE ARIEL SEEKS TEN-MINUTE PLAYS FOR JEW-DENTITY: A MILLENNIAL’S JEWISH IDENTITY

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An evening of ten-minute plays reflecting the Jewish identity of playwrights born between 1982 and 2002

We are seeking ten-minute plays by Millennial playwrights exploring their (Ashkenazi, Sephardi, 3G, LGBTQ, African-American, Latino, Asian, Interfaith, Multicultural, Feminist, Yiddishist, Zionist, Secular, Orthodox, or Ambivalent) Jewish Identity.

Character driven, technically simple
Cast Size: 5 actors max (1-3 is ideal)
Non-published, New Works only!

MUST NOT EXCEED TEN MINUTES

Plays chosen for Jew-dentity will be performed as concert readings in Theatre Ariel’s 2018 Salon series, and the Alliance for Jewish Theatre conference. Winning Playwrights will receive a $180 honorarium.

Submission deadline: July 15, 2018
Winning Plays announced: August 15  Performances Oct. 13-28, 2018
For submissions or further information: info@theatreariel.org

Sunday, May 27, 2018

The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation Playwrights Program

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We are now accepting Submissions to the 2018/2019 Playwrights Program.  The Deadline for Submission is 11:59pm on Monday, June 11th.

About

The Playwrights Program is an annual opportunity intended to help new and compelling full-length plays come to the attention of the greater public.

Each year DVRF selects one previously unproduced play to receive an intensive development in New York City. This period is structured in dialogue with the playwright to best accommodate their needs and artistic goals for the piece. The program culminates in presentations to invited audiences featuring producers, directors, and other industry professionals.

Program finalists will be recognized and invited to participate in one of our Round Table workshops.

Rules and Guidelines for Submission

  • We are seeking full-length plays only. While there is no strict minimum for length we suggest all submissions be at least 30 pages long.
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • No play that is currently under option, or has previously had a full, public production is eligible for selection. Submissions that have been developed previously or were under option must be accompanied by a brief summary of their developmental history.
  • Please only one submission per playwright/playwriting team.
  • The play must be original or based on material which the author previously was afforded the rights to.
  • Playwrights must be residents of the United States and at least 18 years of age.
  • This program is intended only for playwrights who will be able to attend at least a 1-2 week-long workshop and presentation in New York City in March/April of 2019. DVRF will do its best to schedule according to the selected playwright's availability. The selected playwright must be prepared to bear any lodging and travel expenses incurred while participating in the program. Please note we cannot compensate for time taken off from work. 

How to Submit
Submit via the webform

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Reclamation 2018 Plays written by and about Elders of Color

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MORDECAI HISTORIC PARK was one of the largest plantations in eastern North Carolina. on July 21 we will present works by and about elders of color on the front steps of the original big house.  These works will be read by local performers and the playwrights themselves.

Are you playwright of color over 50? Are you a playwright with a short play or monologue about elders of color? We want to present your work! Check out the call for works!

We are seeking 3-10 minute plays and monologues written by or about elders of color on the theme of "reclamation". We are defining elders as age 50 and older. These pieces will be performed on July 21, 2018 at Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mordecai Historic Park was once one of the largest plantations in Eastern North Carolina and the production will be staged on the front steps of the original big house.

Pieces should be original, previously unpublished works with 5 characters or less and minimal tech.You must have the rights and permissions for any unoriginal material in your piece.

Compensation is $50.

To submit, please send an email to MOJOAApac@gmal.com with your name and phone number in the body of the email and attach your piece. All submissions are due by April 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours and notified about the acceptance of your piece by May 15, 2018. Email questions to MOJOAApac@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival

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The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival is a 26-year-old nationwide playwrighting competition for writers ages 9 to 19.

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, 2018
FEES: There are NO fees for submitting your play(s)
ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2018; 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.
LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team.
FORMAT: All script pages must be numbered. If submitting by mail, plays must be printed on one side per page and unbound. Plays submitted via theblank.submittable.com must be in Word or PDF format.
COVER SHEET: Online submissions should ONLY include contact information in the submission form and NOT in a cover sheet or anywhere else in the attached document.  Mailed in submissions must include a Cover Sheet with: Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth, Age, School Name, E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.

NO RETURNS: Scripts will NOT be returned so please do not send any originals.
NOTIFICATION: We will contact Festival Competition winners in April 2018
PERFORMANCE: Winning plays will be performed in the Festival in Los Angeles in June 2018

Saturday, February 10, 2018

CHAGRIN VALLEY LITTLE THEATRE 10-10 FESTIVAL KIDS EDITION

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  • Have you ever wanted to express yourself through dialogue?
  • Have you ever had a good idea for a script or some great characters?
  • Do you like theatre?
  • Then try your hand at playwriting!

Write a 10 minute play and submit it to the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre.  All of the plays will be read by a committee of judges and then 10 plays will be selected to receive a production on CVLT’s River Street Playhouse Stage for the 10-10 New Plays Festival – Kids Edition in August, 2018!

Rules

  • Plays can be submitted from anyone in grades 1 through 12.
  • The plays can be about anything – they can be funny or serious.  
  • They should be no longer than 10 minutes.
  • The play should be your own original idea!! Your teachers and parents can guide you and offer feedback, but the characters and ideas must be yours!
  • Don’t copy any characters from TV or movies or videos, the story and characters have to be original!
  • Please submit only your best script! Additional submissions by the same playwright will be discarded.

SUBMISSIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY FEBRUARY 15, 2018
Winners will be selected by May 1, 2018 for performance in August, 2018.

Suggestions

If you’ve never written a play before, make up a story that you want to tell. Decide who the characters are. Then write what the characters would say to each other to make that story happen.  Describe the setting and the places where the characters are to help the readers imagine the play.  Read some plays to see how it’s done. Have fun with it!

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While digital submissions are preferred, if you absolutely cannot use the website, hard-copy submissions may be sent to the address below. When submitting by mail, you do not need to submit the form above – please include a cover letter with your responses to all the items listed in the form above along with your script. Do not send your only copy of the script, as no scripts can be returned.

CVLT 10-10 Festival
Attn: 10-10 Kids Edition
40 River Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Questions? Email 1010Kids@cvlt.org

Check our website in the spring to find out about auditions for actors who want to perform in the 10-10 Festival!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Blank Theatre’s Annual Young Playwrights Festival

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Celebrating its 26th Anniversary this year, The Blank Theatre’s Annual Young Playwrights Festival is now seeking submissions nationwide from playwrights 19 years of age and younger. The submission deadline is March 15, 2018. Winning plays will be presented by professional actors and directors in June of this year at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood, CA.

The Blank Theatre’s Young Playwrights Festival is a nationwide competition that produces the work of 12 young writers each year. Since 1993, the festival has produced 308 plays by playwrights 19 and younger from 34 states.

Each winning play will have four performances in a weekend run. The productions are made possible in part by grants from The Plum Foundation, The Rosenthal Family Foundation, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

The rules for the festival competition are as follows:


  • Playwrights must be 19 years of age or younger on March 15, 2018
  • Original plays and musicals can be any length, on any subject
  • Scripts must be legible and pages must be numbered and unbound
  • Submissions may be made online at theblank.submittable.com or hard copies mailed to YPF, c/o The Blank Theatre, PO Box 1094, Los Angeles, CA, 90078 (and must be postmarked or emailed by March 15, 2018)
  • There is a limit of three (3) plays per playwright
  • All plays must include a cover sheet with the play’s title, playwright’s name, date of birth, school (if any), mailing address, contact phone number, e-mail address and the play’s production history (if any)

Friday, January 5, 2018

New York City Children’s Theater’s Middle School Playwriting Competition

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• You must currently be a middle school student (grades 6-8) living in New York City or New Jersey to participate.
• You must submit a permission slip, signed by a parent or guardian, with your play to be considered.
• Your play must be an original work – not an adaptation of a play, book, movie or any work that already exists.
• Your completed script must be no longer than 10 minutes when read aloud.
• Scripts may have up to, but no more than six (6) characters.
• By submitting a play, the playwright and their parent or guardian, are giving NYCCT permission to make the play available online or in print for free. This includes its inclusion in any future print/electronic anthologies.
• By submitting a play, the playwrights and their parent or guardian agree to allow NYCCT to document through all methods and media all stages of the process for educational, publicity, or any other uses.

Friday, 3/9 Final Deadline for submissions

Wednesday, 3/28 Finalists announced

For More Information, please contactNicole Hogsett,
Marketing and Communications Manager
212-573-8791, ext. 18 nhogsett@nycchildrenstheater.org

Friday, December 15, 2017

Kennedy Center 2018 VSA Playwright Discovery Program

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Young writers with disabilities and collaborative groups that include at least one student with a disability are invited to explore the disability experience through the art of writing for performance: plays, screenplays, spoken word poetry (for single performer or a group), or music theater. Writers are encouraged to craft short works from their own experiences and observations, create fictional characters and settings, or choose to write metaphorically or abstractly about the disability experience.

The piece may be of any genre, and scripts should be in the ten-minute play format. 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. The competition has three divisions: Primary (grades 6-7), Junior (grades 8-9), and Senior (grades 10-12) (or equivalents). A panel of performing arts professionals selects the division winners.

One winning piece is chosen in each the Primary and Junior Divisions (grades 6-7 / ages 11-13 and 8-9 / ages 13-15 respectively). Winners will be featured in the press and on the Kennedy Center website.

Selected winners in the Senior Division (grades 10-12 / ages 15-18) will receive exclusive access to participate in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in Washington, D.C., and the opportunity to participate in staged readings and workshops alongside the nation's premier collegiate playwrights as well as participate in the festival’s award ceremony. The Playwright Discovery Program winners will participate in the festival from Wednesday, April 11 – Saturday, April 14, 2018. Winners of the Senior Division must be present for the entire event in order to be eligible for the award.

The application deadline is Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

More on the web site.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2018 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

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Application Guidelines

VISION

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

DESCRIPTION

The Lark is accepting applications for the third round of its Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund.

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color under 30 who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus up to $3,000 in health insurance premium reimbursement, along with access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support.

In the 2018 cycle, the Lark will award two Fellowships.

Applications will be accepted from August 15 to October 31, 2017.
Selected fellows will be notified in early December 2017.

The 2018 Fellowship period begins January 1, 2018 and ends December 31, 2018.

ACTIVITIES

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

FINANCIAL AWARD

Fellows will receive:
$15,000 fellowship stipend
$3,000 health insurance stipend
Please note that the fellows will receive a Form 1099 for the 2018 calendar year and be responsible for their own taxes.  Both stipends are taxable.

ELIGIBILITY

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

APPLICATION:

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

Applications may be emailed in MS Word or PDF to VanLierNewVoices@larktheatre.org

Electronic submissions are encouraged.   Mailed submissions can be sent to: The Lark, Attention: Van Lier New Voices Fellowship, 311 W. 43rd Street, Suite 406, New York, NY 10036.  Applications are due October 31, 2017.

If you have accessibility questions about the application process please contact Accessibility Coordinator Megan McClain at meganm@larktheatre.org or (212) 246-2676 x222.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Camargo Foundation residency


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The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for mid-career/established African-American and African playwrights.

Four participants from the United States and four from the African continent, all of whom are interested in the intersection and interaction, whether historic or contemporary, between the United

Eligible applicants have an interest in the African diaspora as an influence and factor on their craft, work, and thinking.

• Eligible applicants are established or mid-career artists who assume primary responsibility for creating the texts of theatrical productions and/or performance. This program recognizes that practice is increasingly interdisciplinary (including performances that embrace a combination of live theatre/dance/film, for example), can include both spoken and musical work, and can assume different scales and forms (from solo performances to story telling to large scale theatrical spectacle). This program is designed for artists who play a primary or exclusive role in creating the text component of live theatrical or performance work where spoken language is a critical and primary component, whatever the scale and form. Text creators of course may play additional roles, such as directing, designing and/or performing without compromising their eligibility. Actors, choreographers, designers, directors, etc who have not been a primary creator of texts, however, are not eligible to apply.

• Eligible applicants have had at least three different texts/plays fully produced for public audiences.

• If prior grantees of the Camargo Foundation, Jerome Foundation or National Endowment for the Arts, eligible applicants have successfully complied with all reporting requirements, including (where applicable) submission of all required final reports.

• Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

• Eligible applicants are at least 21 years old at the time of application.

• Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, eligible applicants are able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful, but not required.

Applications must be submitted no later than October 19, 2017 (midnight Paris time). Late applications will not be reviewed.

Applications should be submitted via Submittable and can be accessed at: https://camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit Applications must include the following:
1. Proposal Name;

2. Proposal Summary (up to 100 words): a brief summary of the proposed project or possible areas of research that you would like to engage in during this exchange;
3. Proposal Narrative and Relevance of Resources (up to 1,000 words): please describe in detail any proposed project or possible areas of research you would like to engage in during this exchange. Please articulate specifically how the resources provided by the Camargo Foundation will support your proposed project or research;
4. A rationale (up to 300 words) for wanting to participate to the program (up to 500 words): please describe how your work expresses an interest in the African diaspora as an influence and factor on your craft, work and thinking; 

5. A current CV, including a list of plays fully produced, with year of first full production; 

6. Work samples, either in the form of written work sample, audio recording, or video. Recent work is strongly encouraged, but applicants should feel that the samples represent fully accomplished and finished work; works in progress are strongly discouraged. All work samples should be drawn from work created in the last five years. All panelists will read at least 10 pages of all scripts and/or view up to 5 minutes of a recording. Applicants who choose to submit a full script or longer performance tape should specify which 10 pages (or 5 minutes) the panel should read (or view), and attach a short description. The applicant must be the primary creator of the submitted sample. Student work is not acceptable.
7. Two references: submitters whose applications manage to get to the final stages of review might be asked to provide recommendation letters from their referees at a later stage.

Technical questions about the application should be directed to <apply@camargofoundation.org>.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program

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The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program is designed to nurture the next generation of playwrights through professional mentorship, staged readings, and the sharing of their work through digital platforms.

Six playwrights between the ages of 18 to 25 will be selected for a year-long mentorship with an established professional writer toward developing a new work. This will culminate in a staged reading of the young playwright’s work in August 2018 at The Echo Theater.
The Echo’s goal of this program is to break down any geographic barriers preventing talented young playwrights from receiving the recognition, support, and guidance so critical in a writer’s early development. We are committed to being there for the young writer, and insuring that new voices from all across the country are getting a chance to be heard. This residency is a transformative way for new writers to fearlessly create bold new work with the support of a professional artistic community.

Writers will be selected at the end of September 2017
Starting in October, the participants will engage in monthly digital conferences with their mentor. In this way, the program will transcend any geographical limitations, enabling The Echo to discover and nourish young playwrights in the United States.

Submission Guidelines:
Applicants must be between the ages of 18 to 25.
Writers must submit the following by August 15th-.
-Two writing samples (full length-plays, one-acts, ten-minute plays are all acceptable. They must be in .pdf format. No name, or any other writer contact information can be on the writing samples themselves)
-Cover letter describing your background, experience, what you hope to gain from this program, and the type of work you would like to create.
Please e-mail all submissions to andrew@echotheatercompany.com with the subject line National Young Playwright in Residence. We will schedule a phone interview with the final candidates the second week of September.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Philip Seymour Hoffman Relentless Award

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The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.
What we are  looking for:

Plays that are challenging.
Plays that exhibit fearlessness.
Plays that are not mainstream.
Plays that exude passion.
Plays that are relentlessly truthful.

The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color.

Prize:

The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000.

The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service.

The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm.

The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States.

When the winning play is selected, Finalists and Semifinalists will also be named.

Deadlines:

Submissions will be accepted from March 13, 2017 through May 15, 2017. 
Submissions must be sent via this website by 11:59pm EST, May 15, 2017.
Eligibility/Criteria for Submission:

Any unproduced play written by a United States citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) is eligible for The Relentless Award.

Each play must be submitted with a letter from a theater professional recommending the play. “Theater Professional” is defined as anyone who has worked in theater in any artistic capacity for a minimum of four years.

Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.

As much as we love them, one-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible.

The author must be at least 21 years old.

How to submit your play:

Use the form below to submit your play and accompanying letter of recommendation to The American Playwriting Foundation.

NOTE: please DO NOT have your name or other identifying info (email/phone number) on any of your manuscript pages. Please also exclude agent info, development info, and dedications. This will preserve the author's anonymity for the judges.

Please provide your script file in pdf (rather than Word documents), with the title format: TITLE OF PLAY.pdf. Do not include your name in the file script title.

You'll receive confirmation that your script and accompanying materials have been received. As submissions are processed manually, please allow up to two weeks to receive this confirmation.

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