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Saturday, September 21, 2019

THE LOTUS LEE FOUNDATION 2019 SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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The Lotus Lee Foundation is currently seeking submissions for short plays under 30 minutes in our newest international theatrical initiative, the 2019 Lotus Lee Foundation Short Play Festival.

The winning entry will receive a world premiere production in China in 2020.

The Lotus Lee Foundation has recently presented critically-acclaimed theatrical adaptations of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM and THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM: THE DARK FOREST, based upon the novels of international best-selling author Liu Cixin, to sold-out success in both Shanghai and Beijing and a number of major cities in China, utilizing a plethora of innovative artists from around the world to collectively create technologically superior experiences beyond anything witnessed in world theatre until now. Our next hot property could be yours!

The Lotus Lee Foundation employs artists from all corners of the globe, featuring directors, designers and production staff famed for their innovative contributions to productions on Broadway, London's West End, Las Vegas and world theatre. Our most recent offering was THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM: THE DARK FOREST which was presented in Shanghai and Beijing earlier this year to critical acclaim and sold-out audiences, with further productions coming soon.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1 until October 1, with a first place winner announced on November 1.

The winner receives a $500 prize; 2nd Prize receives $200 and 3rd Prize $100, with an exclusive option to produce their shows in China in the near future.

Anything is possible! Give us your very best! Think big... and dream bigger!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy Neem-2019

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1. Goals and objectives

The «Neem-2019» award was created to support and identify underground dramatic waters.

2. Organizers

Jenya Stashkov, Performance-troupe «Vibrating body»

3. Nominations

Awarded one prize in the nomination «A play that no one will ever agree to stage»

4. Prizes

The author of the play-winner will receive a cash prize: 2000 rubles. ($30USD)
The best plays will be staged in the format of reading, sketching or performance by Performance-troupe «Vibrating body».

5. Requirements for the submitted works

Formal requirements are absent.
There are no linguistic and geographical limits.
The author should provide personal information:
Name, nickname, contact information (postal address, e-mail address, phone number).
Plays should be sent to: pos.vostok@gmail.com

6. Terms of holding

Terms for the reception of plays: April 1, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Summing up: May 2020.
All information on the prize will be published on the website: https://vibratingbody.jimdo.com

7. Copyright

All the rights to plays remain with the authors.

8. The Jury

The composition of the jury is being formed at the moment.

Performance-troupe «Vibrating body» was create in Nizhny Tagil (Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk region) in 2016.
2017: «Vibrating body» moved to St. Petersburg.
2018: «Vibrating body» moved to Achinsk.

«Vibrating body» is an independent project in the field of theater, contemporary art and social service.
Our field of activity: mysticism, the joy of creativity, archetypes, dreams, paranormal, complex, subtle.


We invite everyone to join our lila.

The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting

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Submissions are now closed for the 
City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting Contest.

The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting furthers the Company’s mission to identify, acknowledge and award excellence in short form dramatic writing. Known for developing and producing ten-minute works by established talents and promising new voices, City Theatre will select up to twenty-five plays from among its annual Contest submissions for special recognition.

The National Award is valued at $2,000: the Winning Play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival; the Winning Playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Finalists are awarded a certificate, and invited to Miami to attend the CityWrights Weekend for Playwrights (fee waived) and hear a reading of their Finalist Script (*subject to scheduling).

Note:
The Summer Shorts Festival is produced annually in Miami during the month of June. Not every play in Summer Shorts is a contest Finalist. Finalist plays are not guaranteed City Theatre productions, but receive preferred consideration in the current or future Summer Shorts festivals, and/or other City Theatre programming, including Summer Shorts, Shorts Gone Wild, Shorts 4 Kids, and its Readings Series. Winner and Finalists’ plays are also submitted to the annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival Contest.

Submissions Rules and Information

City Theatre is looking for wonderful short plays (ten minutes) for Summer Shorts and other programming. Having produced hundreds of plays, we want scripts that are lively and timely, hilarious and provocative, poignant and surprising. We look for plays that span style and genre. We will consider bilingual scripts and ten-minute musicals. We have no restriction on the age range of the characters. In other words, we are seeking compelling plays that rise above the ordinary.

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending your submission

Plays will be accepted yearly from August 30th – September 30th.

Scripts won’t be considered sooner or later!

Musicals may only be submitted through the New Play Exchange

Playwrights can submit only one script - send us your best!

No scripts will be returned - save postage by submitting electronically. No SASE required.

Each play script must be no more than ten pages long. We start counting when the actual play begins.

Previously submitted plays, children's shows, longer one-acts or full-length plays or musicals won’t be accepted or returned.

City Theatre will consider previously produced works with a production history included with submission.

The volume of scripts submitted prevents us from providing feedback or criticism.

NOTE: City Theatre will only contact playwrights with scripts the company considers for the National Award for Short Playwriting Contest, or we are interested in producing in its various programming. ONLY those playwrights will be contacted in February-March by e-mail or a phone call.

SUBMISSIONS WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 500 SCRIPTS WE RECEIVE

Submission Must be Postmarked or Submitted
to the Literary Director
by September 30th, 2019

Mail Submissions to:

Susan Westfall, Literary Director,
City Theatre,
444 Brickell Ave.,
Suite 229,
Miami, Fl 33131

or submit your play electronically through our website by clicking on our submission link.

Please submit script as a PDF file.

Please DO NOT EMAIL PLAYS

Saturday, September 14, 2019

REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD 2019

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The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. 

The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020-21 Season.

Scripts must be postmarked by October 31, 2019.

Previous winners have gone on to enjoy productions around the world and to garner additional honors such as the National Play Award.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020-21 Reva Shiner Comedy Award.


  • "Full-length" plays will have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission. Plays that have received developmental readings, workshop productions, or productions at small theatre companies are acceptable. No scripts with previous productions at major regional theaters will be accepted. Once entered, subsequent activity does not change the acceptability of the script.
  • Each submission must include a synopsis (1 page or less) including the cast size. A separate page should include a brief bio of the playwright, and production/development history if applicable.
  • Each submission must include a cover letter with contact information and a $10.00 reader fee. Agent submissions require no fee. The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. The BPP only accepts U.S. checks or money orders (Make check payable to "BPP"). No international checks or money orders will be accepted. If submitting internationally or if you want to avoid paying by check, pay online with your credit card here:


It is preferable for musicals to include a demo CD. The complete score is not necessary but may be included. All plays are read by BPP's literary personnel led by and including the Literary Manager and Artistic Director.

We do not accept e-mail submissions. Scripts will not be returned. Blind submissions are not necessary. Please include all contact information. Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.

The BPP reserves the right not to name a winner and/or name a winner but not commit to a reading or production.

Send to:
Bloomington Playwrights Project
107 W. 9th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404

For further information, write BPP, Attn: Literary Manager, 107 W. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404. For faster replies, please e-mail us at literarymanager@newplays.org

Thursday, August 29, 2019

International Thomas Wolfe Playwrighting Competition

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To celebrate 100 years of playmaking at UNC-Chapel Hill, PlayMakers Repertory Company is soliciting unproduced scripts that speak to the rich legacy of one of North Carolina’s most famous writers: Thomas Wolfe. The prize is named after the novelist whom William Faulkner called “the greatest talent of his generation.”  Wolfe’s writings reflect a largeness of spirit and an expansive vision of life, while anchored in what, where, and whom he knew.

The prize will be awarded to a writer who captures Wolfe’s mix of highly original, poetic language with personal stories rooted in geographic place. Plays that deal with Wolfe’s life and/or adaptations of his fiction are encouraged. Preference will be given to plays that synthesize all the above criteria in bold and exciting ways.

Submission period opens June 1, 2019 and closes September 1, 2019.

Winner will receive a $7,500 cash prize and development support from PlayMakers.

THE DETAILS

  • There is no entry fee.
  • The contest is restricted to plays written in English. International submissions are accepted.
  • Submissions must be original full-length plays written in English. Translations, children’s plays, musicals, and adaptations are not accepted.
  • Plays must not infringe upon the copyright of any other work, or violate any other rights (including but not limited to rights of privacy and publicity) of any other person, firm, corporation or other entity, or defame any person, firm or corporation.
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Plays should not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.
  • Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible.
  • Plays must be typed, must include page-numbers and in professional play formatting.
  • PlayMakers reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.


ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
Electronic submissions are strongly urged. Electronic submission will provide you with confirmation of a successful submission. All submissions will close at 12 midnight Sept 1, 2019.

Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated on the electronic submission form.

The manuscript itself must be in PDF format and must include a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2–3 sentence synopsis of the play, and a brief explanation of how it aligns with Wolfe’s writing. A list of characters with relevant character descriptions is also required. If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript.

Submit online using this form.

SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL

If you are submitting a hard copy of the play you must begin with a title page that contains the play’s title along with your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address (if you have one); and a second title page with no identifying information that contains only: the title of the play, a 2–3 sentence keynote description of the play, and a brief explanation of how it aligns with Wolfe’s writing.

A list of characters with relevant character descriptions is also required. Please include a brief biography at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page.

Send hard copy of script to:
PlayMakers Repertory Company
Joan H. Gillings Center for Dramatic Art
120 Country Club Road CB 3235
Chapel Hill NC 27599-3235

Please do not send the only copy of your play. Plays cannot be returned after the competition.

Monday, August 19, 2019

THE NYC AUDIO THEATER WRITING CONTEST

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Hosted by Jason Hewett
www.jasonhewett.com

Cash Prizes & Full Production of Your Script

1st Place Winner - $200

Finalist - $100

Semi Finalist - $50

Seeking scripts for Audio Theater up to 10 minutes long

Any Genre; Comedy Preferred

Strongest consideration will be given to ensemble cast pieces that are funny, adventurous, and action packed.

The perfect blend would be a workplace comedy combined with light fantasy/scifi, and action and adventure.

For example, take Community, Parks and Rec, and/or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and combine with Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR, etc.

Other good titles to mimic:

Archer, Deadpool, Ghostbusters, Monty Python: The Holy Grail.

Yes, non-audio theater plays will be considered

You are welcome to submit a story, script, etc. that wasn’t originally written for audio and we can adapt it… but strong preference will be given to stories that are already written for audio.

-Profanity is fine, but it might be bleeped out for comedic effect

Qualification Checklist

Before submitting, make sure your story satisfies the following criteria


-My script is 100% original and does not infringe on any copyright

-My script is roughly 10-15 pages long (shorter is fine)

-My story is suited for dramatization, it is not a documentary or interview

-My story is not excessively hateful, violent, sexual,  (you get the idea)

-My story isn’t boring!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

September 06, 2019

To Submit, please send up to 3 scripts to jason@jasonhewett.com

Please include in your submission

-a brief author bio

-Link to website/social (optional)

-what city you live in

-anything else you’d like to share

Winners will be notified shortly after the contest deadline.

Payment via paypal or venmo.

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Crossroads Project: Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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The Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by playwrights of color in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project. A diverse panel of judges comprising faculty members and students will select one playwright as the winner of the contest.

 The winning playwright will receive:

An award of $500.

 An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. The playwright may also be invited to offer guest lectures/colloquia. The Crossroads Project will cover costs for travel, housing, and meals during the workshop.

To be eligible to win the contest, a playwright must be available for a one-week workshop in late March 2020 (exact dates TBD). The playwright must also be residing in the United States in the spring of 2020.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2019, 11:59p.m. CST. There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions.

Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:
Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.
Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
Chair, The Crossroads Project
Email:knahm@ilstu.edu

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January.

Please follow the following guidelines when submitting your play:

  1.  A playwright may only submit one play per contest. The writer of the play must submit their own work.
  2. Submissions must include a Playwright’s Statement (max. 250 words). Copy-and-paste your Playwright’s Statement into the text box in the online submission form. In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, as well as how you believe a workshop in a university setting will further your development process
  3. Plays that have been previously fully produced or published are ineligible for the contest. Plays that have previously had workshops or staged readings are eligible.
  4.  Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of plays in other languages are not accepted. 
  5.  The submitting playwright must either be the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
  6.  Submissions must be full-length plays.
  7.  Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
  8.  The primary language of the play must be English.
  9.  There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  10.  The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fred Ebb Award 2019

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Each applicant must be a composer/lyricist or composer/lyricist team wishing to create work for the musical theatre, and must not yet have achieved significant commercial success.

Application Materials:

A CD, flash drive, or electronic file of up to four songs from one or more musical theatre pieces, with typewritten lyrics and a description of the dramatic context for each song; and
A completed application form.

We will code the applications as they arrive. Because all submissions will be reviewed blind, please do not place name(s) of writer(s) on the CD, flash drive, electronic file names, lyric sheets, or description of dramatic context. Only musical theatre work will be considered. Please do not submit live recordings with any audience sound. The applicant(s) must have written all the songs included in the submission. For example, a composer cannot submit one song with her own lyrics, and a second song with lyrics by another writer. No individual may appear on more than one application. You cannot apply as an individual and again as part of a team, or as part of more than one songwriting team.

Submission Deadline and Award: Applications will be accepted from June 1st – June 30th.

Please mail or deliver applications to:

Fred Ebb Award, Roundabout Theatre
231 West 39th Street, Suite 1200
New York, New York 10018
OR
fredebbfound@gmail.com

Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 30.

The winner will be selected in November and will receive $60,000.

Download the Ebb Foundation Application 2019 from page.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

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, playwrights of color, and playwrights of all gender identifications.
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. Here's a list of past Relentless Award winners, finalists, and semifinalists.

Deadlines:
2019 submissions open on May 1, 2019. The deadline is June 15, 2019. Please join our mailing list to receive updates once that information is live.

Eligibility/Criteria for Submission:
• Play must be unproduced.
• Authors must have either United States citizenship, possess a green card, or currently reside in the United States and have lived here for at least four years.
• Plays with a producer, producing organization, or theater attached for future production are not eligible.
• 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:
When submissions open, there will be link to Submittable.com at the bottom of this page that you can use to submit your play.

• 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 has been received. As submissions are processed manually, please allow up to two weeks to receive this confirmation.

For even more information:

Monday, May 27, 2019

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2019: Call for Submissions

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a&u magazine is currently accepting entries for the seventh annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prize: $75
Entry fee: None
Submission deadline: June 1, 2019

Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Noah Stetzer
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Joy Gaines-Friedler
Drama: Bruce Ward

Publication: Winners and named runners-up will be published in upcoming issues of A&U.
How to Submit: Email  Word (.doc or .docx files) of your work to Managing Editor Chael Needle by clicking here. Please indicate in the subject line that your submission is for the Christopher Hewitt Award; include your name and genre in the subject line as well. Your name or any other personal identifying information should not appear on your manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, but please submit each separately.

Guidelines: All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed.

Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,200 words or fewer, double-spaced. Reasonable exceptions will be considered.

Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play (1,400-1,600 words, no more than ten pages, Dramatists Guild format). For drama excerpts, include, on a separate page, a synopsis and a full cast of characters.

We reserve the right to excerpt longer pieces for print, in consultation with the author; works in their entirety will be printed on the web.
Rights: We secure first North American serial rights and electronic archival rights (posting on the Web and in digital issues).

If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CARLO ANNONI AWARD 2019

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The Carlo Annoni Award is for theatre plays on gay themes and on diversity in love.

In the year of fifth centenary of Leonardo Da Vinci, who was discriminated for his sexual orientation, we dedicate the Carlo Annoni Prize 2019 to all those who in Italy and in the world fight for having recognized the right to love and against discrimination.

“Once you have experienced the flight’s flightiness, when you are back on the ground again, you will continue to look at the sky.” Leonardo Da Vinci

The plays can be written in Italian or in English

The prize is € 1000 for texts for each language (Italian and English).

Special mentions 2019

– What’s more, among the asylum seekers every year there are many people who leave their country because they are victims of persecution concerning sexual orientation. A special prize will be awarded to a text that deals with this theme.

– A special mention will be given for 10-minute theatrical shorts to promote  the theater in schools, clubs and events.

Plays must be sent by April 30, 2019 to: info@premiocarloannoni.eu

Participation is free of charge.

Texts already represented in the previous two years will also be taken into consideration.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2019 with an event in Milan.

A “library” of plays received is being created on this site to make them available to theater companies: those who want their text to become part of the virtual library must express their consent at the time of submitting the play, provided that the Author has all rights.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The 52nd John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award

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Entry Deadline: April 15, 2019

Winners Announcement: October, 2019

The manuscript and enclosures must be emailed to: gassner-award@netconline.org

The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theatre historian John Gassner. The Award was created in 1967 to honor the late John Gassner (1903-1967) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional and academic theatre.

This award will be administered by a panel of judges named by the NETC Executive Board. A staged reading of the award-winning scripts, or of selected scenes from those scripts, may be given at the annual NETC convention and awards ceremony.

RULES OF ENTRY
•The competition is open to all playwrights. Submissions must be new full-length plays. Musicals will not be considered.

Plays submitted to the competition
must not have been published as of April 15, 2019
must not have been produced by a professional or Equity company as of April 15, 2019
must not be under option for publication or professional production as of April 15 2019

The play must be submitted, along with:
A statement that the play will not have been published or professionally produced as of April 15, 2019, and that it is not under option for publication or professional production and will not be under such option as of April 15, 2019.

A list of the play’s workshop and non-professional productions, if any, and awards received, if any.
• Only manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered.  Deadline for submission of entries is April 15, 2019. Only winners will be notified. Plays that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered. Playwrights may submit only one play to this or other NETC competitions in one year.

The manuscript and enclosures must be emailed to:
gassner-award@netconline.org

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The 22nd Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwrighting Award

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A CONTEST FOR NEW FULL-LENGTH PLAYS for YOUNG AUDIENCES
ENTRY DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2019 
WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT: OCTOBER 2019

This award was created in 1997 to honor the late Aurand Harris (1915-1996) for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional theatre for young audiences.

A panel of judges named by the NETC Executive Board will administer this award. A staged reading of the prize-winning scripts will be held along with the Annual Excellence in Theatre Awards ceremony.

RULES OF ENTRY

  • The contest is open to all playwrights and is for new full-length plays for young audiences. No musicals nor plays targeted at adult audiences
  • All plays will be submitted online to harris-award@netconline.org
  • Plays submitted to the contest must not have been
  •  previously published
  • submitted to NETC’s Gassner Playwriting Contest
  • previously produced by a professional or Equity company.
  • Plays submitted which have had workshop productions or staged readings are eligible and encouraged.
  • Plays submitted to this contest may have been submitted to another playwriting contest, and may have previously won a prize or an award in another contest. However, such plays must not have been published or professionally produced and must not be under option for publication or professional production.
  • Playwrights may submit only one play to the contest in one year.

The play must be submitted, along with:

  • a statement that the play will not have been published or professionally produced as of May 1, 2019, and that it is not under option for publication or professional production and will not be under such option as of May 1, 2019.
  • a list of the play’s workshop and non-professional productions, if any, and awards received, if any.
  • ALL manuscripts and enclosures must be emailed to: harris-award@netconline.org
  • Only manuscripts submitted electronically will be considered.
  • Plays that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CARLO ANNONI AWARD 2019

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The Carlo Annoni Award is for theatre plays on gay themes and on diversity in love.

In the year of fifth centenary of Leonardo Da Vinci, who was discriminated for his sexual orientation, we dedicate the Carlo Annoni Prize 2019 to all those who in Italy and in the world fight for having recognized the right to love and against discrimination.

“Once you have experienced the flight’s flightiness, when you are back on the ground again, you will continue to look at the sky.” Leonardo Da Vinci

The plays can be written in Italian or in English

The prize is € 1000 for texts for each language (Italian and English).

Special mentions 2019

– What’s more, among the asylum seekers every year there are many people who leave their country because they are victims of persecution concerning sexual orientation. A special prize will be awarded to a text that deals with this theme.

– A special mention will be given for 10-minute theatrical shorts to promote  the theater in schools, clubs and events.

Plays must be sent by April 30, 2019 to: info@premiocarloannoni.eu

Participation is free of charge.

Texts already represented in the previous two years will also be taken into consideration.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2019 with an event in Milan.

Individuals can submit one play only.  There is no length or character numbers limitation. Plays can be submitted in Italian and English . An award will be assigned to one play in each language.

When submitting your play, please state clearly the author’s name, their email address and a phone number for any further communication.

The plays will be assessed by a jury selected by the organisers. Plays will be assessed for their creative contents, their form, their pertinence with the topics, and their social impact. The results will be unanimous and unappealable. The winners will be notified with a phone call and/or an email.

The competition is valid if at least five texts in each language are received.

The artists submitting their plays must abide fully to the rules, in pain of preclusion for any application made in disagreement with the above mentioned points.

Monday, October 8, 2018

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting play submissions

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The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting play submissions that reflect urban life for its 17th annual season to be held during April and May of 2019 in downtown New York City.

DUAF will accept up to 16 theatrical works (plays, musicals, and solo works) with running times up to 70 minutes. Each work is performed only once during the festival. There will be a $1,000 award in the category of Best Play, Best Short and Audience. There is no submission of participation fee and each playwright will receive a $300-$500 monetary stipend during the festival to defray some of the production costs of presenting their work.


SUBMISSION DETAILS:

(1) Playwright’s bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email

(2) Photo of playwright

(3) Synopsis of theatrical work

(4) Complete script of theatrical work

(5) Estimated running time of work

(6) Actor/director/crew bios, if available

(7) Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)


The submission deadline is Sunday, October 21, 2018. 

Please submit to Tamar Lopez, Festival Coordinator at coordinator@duafnyc.com



Sunday, September 9, 2018

The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting

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The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting furthers the Company’s mission to identify, acknowledge and award excellence in short form dramatic writing. Known for developing and producing ten-minute works by established talents and promising new voices, City Theatre will select up to twenty-five plays from among its annual Contest submissions for special recognition. The National Award is valued at $2,000: the Winning Play will be produced in the annual Summer Shorts festival; the Winning Playwright will earn royalties, a cash prize of $1,000 and be invited to Miami for the festival. Finalists are awarded a certificate, and invited to Miami to attend the CityWrights Weekend for Playwrights (fee waived) and hear a reading of their Finalist Script (*subject to scheduling).

Note:
The Summer Shorts Festival is produced annually in Miami during the month of June. Not every play in Summer Shorts is a contest Finalist. Finalist plays are not guaranteed City Theatre productions, but receive preferred consideration in the current or future Summer Shorts festivals, and/or other City Theatre programming, including Summer Shorts, Shorts Gone Wild, Shorts 4 Kids, and its Readings Series. Winner and Finalists’ plays are also submitted to the annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival Contest.

City Theatre is looking for wonderful short plays (10 minutes) for Summer Shorts and other programming. Having produced hundreds of plays, we want scripts that are lively and timely, hilarious and provocative, poignant and surprising. We look for works that span style and genre. We will consider bilingual scripts. We have no restriction on the age range of the characters. In other words, we are seeking compelling plays that rise above the ordinary.

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending your submission.

  • Playwrights can submit only one script - send us your best! 
  • No scripts will be returned - save postage by submitting electronically. No SASE required. 
  • Each play script must be no more than ten pages long. We start counting when the actual play begins. 
  • Electronic submissions must include contact info, synopsis, bio, and production history.Title page must include contact info, synopsis, and bio and production history. 
  • Previously submitted plays, children's shows, longer one-acts or full-length plays or musicals won’t be accepted.
  • City Theatre will consider previously produced works with a production history included with submission.
  • The volume of scripts submitted prevents us from providing feedback or criticism. 
  • NOTE: City Theatre will only contact playwrights  with scripts the company considers for the National Award for Short Playwriting Contest, or we are interested in producing in its various programming. ONLY those playwrights will be contacted in Spring 2019.

SUBMISSIONS WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 500 SCRIPTS WE RECEIVE AND SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE WHEN THE CAP IS MET OR BY SEPTEMBER 30, SO SUBMIT EARLY!!

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Friday, July 13, 2018

2019 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

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2019 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants ($2,000- $4,000)

Ends on July 20, 2018  

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund was established in the summer of 2003 by a gift of $730,000 from Priscilla and Michael Henry Heim in response to the dismayingly low number of literary translations currently appearing in English. Its purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English.


Since the Fund's inception in 2004, the Fund has given grants of $2,000–$10,000 to a total of 139 translations from over 35 languages, including Armenian, Basque, Estonian, Farsi, Finland-Swedish, Lithuanian and Mongolian, as well as French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. Among the 108 projects awarded grants in the Fund’s first 10 years of operation (2004–2013), 72 of those (roughly 67%) have thus far been published or are forthcoming from a publisher.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from June 1, 2018 through July 20, 2018.

Who is eligible:

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.
Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.
There are no restrictions on the nationality or citizenship of the translator, but the works must be translated into English.
The Fund seeks to encourage translators to undertake projects they might not otherwise have had the means to attempt.
Anthologies with multiple translators, works of literary criticism, and scholarly or technical texts do not qualify.

As of 2008, translators who have previously been awarded grants by the Fund are ineligible to reapply for three years after the year in which they receive a grant.
Please note that projects that have been previously submitted and have not received a grant are unlikely to be reconsidered in a subsequent year.

Projects may have up to two translators.

Translators may only submit one project per year.

How to apply:

Please note that this year, hard copy versions are NOT required. The application process is entirely online.

Translators must complete the below applications form by midnight EST July 20, 2018. The below application will require the following materials:

1. The application form, with all items completed:

A one- to two-page, single-spaced statement outlining the work and describing its importance.
A biography and bibliography of the author, including information on translations of his or her work into other languages.
A CV of the translator, no longer than three pages.
If the book is not in the public domain and the project is not yet under contract, please include a photocopy of the copyright notice on the original (the copyright notice is a line including the character ©, a date, and the name of the copyright holder, which appears as part of the front matter in every book), and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English-language rights to the book are available. A letter or copy of an email from the copyright holder is sufficient.
If the translation is currently under contract with a publisher, please submit a copy of the contract.

2. A 10–12-page, single-spaced sample of the translation.

3. The same passage in the original language (and, if the work has been previously translated, the same passage in the earlier version).

For more information, please contact awards[at]pen.org

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays

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The James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays In Honor of the Famed New Yorker Cartoonist and Writer

Submissions are now open for Playing on Air’s inaugural James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays.  In his editorial cartoons for The New Yorker, James Stevenson told stories about the human comedy with energy and economy. Playing on Air, a theater podcast and public radio show, will award three major prizes for short comedies that perpetuate Mr. Stevenson's spirit and wit, bringing the finest new American plays to a national audience - for free.

The Prize’s sponsor is James Stevenson's wife, Josie Merck.  For submission details, read on below.

FIRST PRIZE
$7,500 award, plus a Playing on Air recording of the winning play for radio and podcast distribution

SECOND PRIZE
 $2,000 award

THIRD PRIZE
 $1,000 award

What to Submit:

- Playing on Air invites writers to submit a short comedic play of 10-25 pages (not counting title page).

- All entries must be original, unproduced plays. Scripts may not be adapted from the playwright’s published or previously-produced work.

- Submissions will be judged for literary merit, originality, and regard for the spirit of James Stevenson. (editor's note: Slideshow of sample work of Stevenson here)

- Special consideration will be given to the script’s suitability for audio recording, as well as public radio broadcast.  Single-character monologues and plays that rely on the extensive use of a chorus, cast doubling, stage directions, or visual elements are discouraged.

- Please do not include sound design cues or instructions beyond standard stage directions.

Formatting requirements: title page (with no author information), 12pt font, 1 inch margins on every side, and numbered pages

SUBMISSION Rules:

  • One submission will be accepted per entrant. Additional entries will disqualify the writer. 
  • No fee is required for entry. 
  • All submissions will be judged "blind."  Again, uploaded scripts should not include the author's name, representation, or any identifying information. All author information should be provided via submission form, linked below. 
  • Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2018 to noon on July 1, 2018.  We strongly encourage playwrights to submit their work early, as no exceptions will be made.
  • Due to number of entries, Playing on Air cannot provide feedback on any individual script.
  • Entrants must be at least 21 years of age by July 1, 2018. 

Entries can be submitted here, with scripts uploaded to the form as PDFs.   Please note: use the exact title of the play as your PDF filename.  Do not include author's name in the filename.

For samples of previous Playing on Air episodes, subscribe to the Playing on Air podcast on your favorite podcast app.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Barrington Stage Company New Play Award

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$25,000 PRIZE AWARDED TO A WINNING PLAYWRIGHT

WINNER ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER 2018

In 2018 Barrington Stage will take their commitment to playwrights and new plays to a new level with a National New Play Award. Barrington Stage is proud to announce the creation of The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award for an outstanding play in 2018. The winner will receive $25,000, with two runners-up receiving $5,000 each.

Submissions will open on December 12, 2017 and will close April 30, 2018.

There is no fee for entry.

WHAT/WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The play…

  • must be new full length play that has not been produced professionally
  • must be unpublished and not yet licensed
  • must be free and not attached to any producers or directors
  • must be able to be performed with 8 actors or less
  • must be wholly original and not an adaptation or translations of existing foreign language plays
  • must be a play that has not already been sent to Barrington Stage Company for consideration

The playwright…

  • must be a U.S. resident
  • can only submit one play
  • can not be an immediate family member of a BSC staff or board member.


WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A NEW PLAY?

  • A brief letter of endorsement from a professional theatre, commercial producer, literary agent, playwright development organization, the head of MFA playwriting program or a playwriting professor at an MFA playwriting program must accompany the script. Each endorsing organization/person/agent can only endorse two plays.
  • A PDF of the script that does not include the author’s name, agent info, developmental/award history or year written anywhere within the script; please number all pages.
  • 150 word bio of the writer
  • 150 word synopsis of the play (that does not contain the writer’s name)
  • 150 word developmental history of the play, if any
  • Any special needs of the play (live animals, on-stage pool, 3 children, etc.)

HOW TO SUBMIT

All submissions must be sent through an online application. Link can be found here.

You are able to save your work on the application and return to it at a later date.  If you have any questions about the award or the application, please e-mail Alyssa Anderson-Kuntz, Project Coordinator, at newplayaward@barringtonstageco.org.

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Grand Prize (1 recipient)

$25,000

  • a developmental staged reading with a professional cast and director
  • all travel and housing covered for the staged reading
  • a possible full production at Barrington Stage Company

Runner Up Prize (2 recipients)

  • $5,000 each
  • developmental staged reading with a professional cast and director


WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

Scripts will be read and evaluated through a blind submission process by BSC’s literary team.  A group of finalist plays will be read and evaluated by the New Play Award Committee, comprised of distinguished artists and playwrights in October 2018.  Winners will be announced in December 2018.

WHAT DOES BARRINGTON STAGE ASK OF THE PLAYWRIGHT?

Barrington Stage will ask for a right of first refusal for a world premiere of all award recipients that will expire 90 days after Barrington Stage presents the staged reading of the play.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD 2018

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  • This Award aims to identify and champion debut and emerging writers. We cannot consider your submission if you have had another full-length play produced professionally in a subsidised London, or major regional/international venue for 4 weeks or moreYou must submit this work yourself and not through a third party/agent
  • The reading process is anonymous. Please do not include your name or contact details anywhere in the text of your script. Your personal information will be held separately
  • The online portal will be open for submissions until 11.59pm 31st March 2018. Any entries received after this time will not enter the reading process
  • Only entries submitted online though theatre503.com/writers/submissions will be accepted. Please do not submit any material by any other means. E.g. on paper, email, CDs, digital media.
  • Please do not submit or include any other material, or include images in your script
  • Adaptations are not eligible.
  • Plays must be written in the English Language.
  • Plays must never have been professionally optioned, produced or published.
  • Only one script may be submitted by each writer.
  • Theatre503 must be informed immediately should you wish to withdraw your play at any point.
By submitting a script for consideration you agree that:
  • You are over 16 years of age.
  • You have not had a play produced professionally for a 4 week run or more in a subsidised London, major regional or international venue.
  •  The script does not contain any detail of your identity.
  •  You are the writer of the play and exclusively own and control all copyright and all other related rights to the play.
  •  The play is over 60 minutes in length.
  •  The play is original, unperformed, unpublished work for the stage and has not been produced anywhere in the world.
  •  The play is available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company.
  •  If you are the winner you will receive £3,000 in prize money and £3,000 as an advance against 8% of the gross box office, to grant Theatre503 the exclusive license to produce the play for up to 18 months after the announcement of the award.
  •  Nick Hern Books will have first refusal to publish the winning play in the UK.

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