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Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Woodward/Newman Award

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Agent submitted scripts require no fee. If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email to avoid paying the fee.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Bloomington Indiana

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, started through the support of Joanne Woodward, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Newman family, celebrating Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward’s tremendous history of work on stage and screen.

It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. Submissions for the 2022-23 competition must be submitted by Dec 1, 2021.

Guidelines for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award. The winner and finalists will be announced by June 2022. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production.

“Full-length” plays should 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Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).

Each submission should be sent to BPP via email. Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org

Your email should include the following:

Tell us your name, phone number, and the name of your Play

Tell us how you are satisfying the $10 administrative fee

Agent submitted scripts require no fee.

If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email

If you have paid via Paypal on our website, indicate your confirmation number and the email address used.

Paypal is preferred, but if you can’t pay on-line, you may send a check or Money Order, (must be from a US bank). Tell us the check or Money Order number. Make it payable to “BPP” and mail to BPP, 107 W 9th ST, Bloomington, IN 47404

Attach a SINGLE PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order:

Title page with author name

Synopsis (1 page or less). Please list the genre at the top (comedy, drama, etc.)

Character list/breakdown

Production history for the play—Include readings and productions

A brief bio of the playwright,

Full Script

Submissions that fail to include all requested information in the order listed will be disqualified from the contest.

Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.

Two separate submissions per playwright per annual competition are allowed as long as each submission has all the required materials.

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting PLAY SUBMISSIONS for its 20th annual season

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

DUAF will accept 16 theatrical works (plays, musicals and solo works) that reflect urban life and 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 fee and each playwright will receive a $500 monetary stipend as well as other supportive services to assist in developing the play for the stage.

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 Monday, November 15, 2021. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Premiere Play Festival seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 11:59 PM

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging and regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Since 2005, the Premiere Play Festival has offered playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in an encouraging, focused environment through discussions, rehearsals, readings, workshops, and Equity productions.

Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre professionals who we think will respond to their work, in hopes that plays developed at Premiere will go on to subsequent productions. We offer Play Festival winners the option to retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their plays. Additionally, Premiere’s productions are consistently reviewed, scouted by major publishing houses, and honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.

To fulfill our commitments to writers whose presentations were postponed during 2021 social distancing procedures, we will be carrying plays submitted in last year's cycle into the 2021 season. Please see below for guidelines to submit for the 2022 Play Festival.

Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2021 through November 15, 2021. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in March 2022.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2022 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.


Submission Guidelines
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2022.
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see the 2021 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

2022 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

Produced by the Over Our Head Players

At Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre (Wisconsin)

The Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival is a festival of original comedies that run 10 minutes or less. Submitted scripts will be judged by the Snowdance Selection Committee. A selection of scripts will be chosen for production during the Snowdance Festival in the winter of 2022. 

Due to COVID-19, the exact dates and format are subject to change. Audiences attending Snowdance performances will have the ability to vote for the production they enjoyed the most. 

 The votes will be tallied throughout the five-week festival run, and the Snowdance “Best in Snow” will be awarded to the winning playwright after the final performance on a date to be determined. Cash award of $500.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $200.00 awarded to second place and $100 for third place.

* Through November 1st - Call for scripts.

* November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.

* Winter of 2022 – Expected run of festival performances.

* immediately after final performance - Announcement of “Best in Snow.”

** Should circumstances prevent a safe production of a 2022 Snowdance®, the chosen finalists will be re-considered for the following year OR for another production format, with the playwright’s consent.

#1- Competition is open to original 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Submission is considered to be approval to produce the piece without royalty if selected for production in the Snowdance® Festival. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered.

#2- Plays must run 10 minutes or less. A rule of thumb - 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) of single spaced, average dialogue will total about 90 seconds. Please time pieces prior to submission.

#3- Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2021.

#4- Manuscripts must be on standard 8-1/2” x 11” paper, cleanly typed and securely bound. Scripts should follow standard format. (Check any scriptwriting book in your library)

#5 – Plays can have a cast of 1 to 3 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a comedy festival.

#6- The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list, set requirements, and a 1 to 3 sentence synopsis of the play.

#7 –Submit one (1) copy of your script.

#8 - Send scripts to: SNOWDANCE

C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Alternatively, entries may be sent by email to snowdance318@gmail.com.

#9 - Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at (262) 632-6802 or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com.

* Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Richard Rodgers Award 2022

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Deadline: October 29, 2021

ONLINE APPLICATION

Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters 

These awards, created and enduwed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater, subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners arc selected by a jury of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 


A. REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

1. The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of irmova Live and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening; it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.

2. The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may not be submitted again, in another year, even if substantially revised.

3. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted.

4. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

5. Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.

6. An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the jury, applicants ,vho have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances by a for-­profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.


B. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL

1. The name(s) of the author(s) must not appear on any of the items submitted, with the exception of the application form. Include only the title of the work on the script and plot summary. Please be sure author names arenot included in music file metadata.

2. Entry must include:

a) Script with lyrics, in PDF format.

b) Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters, in PDF format.

c) A separate track sheet (PDF) of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the scriptand specifying the total number of minutes recorded.

d) At least 45 minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be numbered in sequence (e.g. OJ Song Title.mp3) and each song's lyrics clearly typed into the script where it appears. Tracks must be uploaded in the order they appear in the script.

e) Application form signed by all collaborators (see below). Applicants submitting work that has already beenproduced must give full information concerning these productions, including programs. A work is not eligible ifone of the collaborators is deceased.

f) If applicable, a statement of intent declaring how the applicants would use the award if their musical is a winner.If the piece is already attached to producers or a theater, even if tentative, these associations must be declaredhere.


3. If the submitted work (or a portion thereofj is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates mustsubmit licenses, permissions, or authorizations necessary to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicablecopyright laws. The music must be original.


4. Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by March 2022. The Academy is aware of the challenges facing the theatrelandscape in the current climate, and will work with the winners to apply the award in a reasonable amount of time.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. All rights to the material submitted shall remain the property of the author(s); the Academy will not retain any control over,or rights in, the work after the award production.

2. The decisions of the jury will be final as to eligibility and all other matters.

Friday, October 8, 2021

The Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwriting Excellence

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Deadline: December 31, 2021
Coldwater, Michigan

This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Over 30 plays have been produced over since 1984. In 2020, the award was renamed to also honor longtime BCCT member and Pickering director, J.R. Colbeck. $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Full length, unproduced plays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted. Unable to return without a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Selection Process:

Chairman and committee members read and review each entry and select ten finalists from which the first, second and third place winners are chosen.

Production:

Branch County Community Theatre reserves the right and agrees to produce the first place winner in this yearly competition. First place winners are required to sign a production contract.

Production House:

BCCT productions are staged in the historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. Built in 1882, Tibbits is a completely restored 500-seat proscenium theater.

Send submissions to:
Branch County Community Theatre
14 S. Hanchett St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Playwrights First Best New Play Award

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Deadline: September 15, 2021

The Playwrights First Best New Play Award for the 2021-2022 season
will be announced on the Award Recipients page in Fall 2022.
Awardee and finalist playwrights will be notified by letter.

​Thank you for your interest and submission!


One, single full-length play per playwright in English from anywhere in the world.

Not produced full scale prior to submission. Readings, workshops, and college productions are acceptable.

No joint authorships, adaptations, translations, musicals, or shorts.​


​Award: $1,000 first place.
Award listing of playwright and play title on our website.
Professional reading in NYC when feasible.


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1.
Complete and submit online application form
Link to Online Application Form: CLICK HERE!
Note: You do not need a Google account to submit this form.

STEP 2.
In one email provide the following three documents described below (A,B & C), each as separate files/attachments to:
Playwrightsfirst1st@gmail.com
Note: This address is for submissions only.

Paper copies will not be accepted. PDF format ONLY.

PLEASE, BE SURE TO USE THE CORRECT NAMING CONVENTION FOR EACH FILE (follow examples below). SUBMISSION NOT FOLLOWING OUR REQUESTED NAMING CONVENTIONS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. 

Each file MUST begin with your name. Please leave one space after your last name -- do NOT use a dot, a dash, an underline. Please do NOT abbreviate the name of your play. Please do NOT use your first name. Please do not use your initials. We appreciate your attention to this detail as it helps our staff stay organized.

A.) Playscript in PDF format. The play should Follow standard playwrighting convention and include a cover page, a character list/breakdown, page count, wtc. Please, name your file like this:
Your Last name TITLE OF PLAY.pdf (Example: Shakespeare TWELFTH NIGHT.pdf)

Note: The TITLE of the play is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

B.) Playwright/Production Resume, CV, or Narrative Biography in PDF format. Name your file like this:
Your Last name RESUME, pdf (Example: Shakespeare RESUME.pdf)Note: RESUME is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

C.) Brief Summary of play in PDF format. Please include your full name and the full titles of your play with the synopsis. Name your file like this:
Your Last Name SUMMARY.pdf (Example: Shakespeare SUMMARY.pdf)Note: SUMMARY is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Saturday, August 21, 2021

A is for Playwriting Contest 2021

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Deadline:  August 31, 2021 Midnight EST


Why a playwriting contest?

It’s not just abortion that is stigmatized in our culture, but the entire lived experiences of people who seek to fulfill their promise as autonomous human beings, realize their own dreams, raise their families in safety and peace, pursue their ambitions, and maintain control over their physical and reproductive lives.

The subject of reproductive justice is one too often simplified by our current dialogues, and too often the voices and perspectives of the people most affected by restrictions, legislative prohibitions, and cultural prejudices are excluded from our artistic institutions.

A is For seeks to change that. We believe the theatre is an especially powerful platform with which to share stories, debunk myths, and disempower fears. We believe the theatre can transform. We want to amplify voices which can reframe the conversation, to support and promote artists who can dispel myths and misconceptions. We want to change the way people think about abortion and reproductive justice. We want to hear the stories you want to tell.

In that spirit, the stories we hope to bring to the fore will be diverse in perspective as well as imagination. These plays may be personal and realistic, or they may be allegorical. They may be fantastic, sprung from dreams, or they may be grounded in naturalism. From the surrealist, to the literal. From magical realism, to documentarian. Whatever form or shape they may take, we hope to receive a wide range of works from all over the country, reflecting the great variety of experiences that reproductive justice demands we all recognize.

In highlighting these stories, we’re broadening the emotional vocabulary of the American audience, and opening up our theaters to a fuller and more honest exploration of the human experience.
Dates

Submissions will be accepted through August 31, 2021 Midnight EST.
Winners will be announced at the beginning of November.
Winning plays presented virtually in December


Criteria

Submit one-act plays about reproductive justice, including (but not limited to) the topic of abortion.
  • You may not edit your entry after submitting.
  • You may submit as many plays as you wish.
  • Plays must be no longer than 60 minutes (typically about 60 pages, double-spaced.) Plays longer than 60 minutes will automatically be disqualified.
  • Plays do not have to be as long as 60 minutes. They can be shorter. They can be as short as a single page if you feel that’s sufficient to tell your story.
  • Please submit your files in PDF only.
  • Plays in languages other than English will be accepted as long as an accompanying English translation is also provided.
  • Plays should include a cover page that includes the name of the playwright, and all relevant contact information, including representation, if applicable.

Winners

A qualified Jury of accomplished theatre professionals and experts in reproductive justice will read and assess all entries.

Only the winner and runners up will be contacted directly by AisFor once the jury has made its decisions.


Grand Prize will be awarded to one play which will receive $5,000
The Second Place winner will be awarded $3,000, and the Third Place winner will be awarded $1,500.


All three plays will be presented as rehearsed readings during our virtual festival in December 2021.


Support

If you have any questions about the contest or the entry process, please email: contest@aisfor.org

SUBMIT TO CONTEST

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Christopher Hewitt Award 2021

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Deadline: June 15, 2021

Magazine is currently accepting entries for the eighth 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 15, 2021
Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Philip F. Clark
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Jay Vithalani
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 emailing chaelneedle [at] mac [dot] com. 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. Writers may submit more than one work.

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.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Fred Ebb Award for Composer/Lyricist 2021

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Deadline: June 30, 2021


Please submit applications to fredebbfound@gmail.com

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

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:
Electronic files 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.

Application Guidelines:
  • All applications will be coded as they arrive. Because all submissions will be reviewed blind, please do not place name(s) of writer(s) on electronic file names, lyric sheets, or description of dramatic context. Names should only appear on the Application Form.
  • MP3, ZIP, and M4A files are preferred, but Dropbox links will be acceptable as well. Dropbox files should not have time limits.
  • Only musical theatre work will be considered.
  • Please do not submit 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.


American-Scandinavian Foundation Translation Awards

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Deadline: September 1, 2021

The American-Scandinavian Foundation annually awards three translation prizes for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a Nordic author born after 1900:
The Nadia Christensen Prize includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize, given to an individual whose literature translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.
The Wigeland Prize, given to the best translation by a Norwegian, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.
  • The prizes are for outstanding English translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose originally written in a Nordic language.
  • If prose, manuscripts must be no longer than 50 pages; if poetry, 25 (Do not exceed these limits). Manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced with numbered pages.
  • Translations must be from the writing of one author, although not necessarily from a single work. Please include a one-paragraph description about the author.
An entry must consist of:
  • One copy of the translation, including a title page and a table of contents for the proposed book of which the manuscript submitted is a part. 
  • One copy of the work(s) in the original language; please send the relevant pages.
  • A CV containing all contact information, including email address, for the translator; and
  • A letter or other document signed by the author, the author’s agent or the author’s estate granting permission for the translation to be entered in this competition and published in Scandinavian Review.
  • Translator’s names may not appear on any page of their manuscripts, including the title page.
  • The translation submitted in the competition may not have been previously published in the English language by the submission deadline. (If the translation being submitted to this competition is also under consideration by a publisher, you must inform us of the expected publication date.)
  • Translators may submit one entry only and may not submit the same entry in more than two competitions.
  • The Translation Prize cannot be won more than three times by the same translator.

Monday, February 1, 2021

NOOSPHERE ARTIST RESIDENCY

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Deadline: February 4, 2021

Dedicated to bringing art from elsewhere to New York, NOoSPHERE Arts’ all-volunteer team of artists & curators keeps seeking new ways to accomplish our goal: to offer the U.S. audience access to current art from other countries and to bring creative people together for artistic cross-pollination and transnational collaborations.

NOoSPHERE Arts’ current presentation platforms include Mothership NYC, a live-work space with a huge outdoor stage in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Also founded and run by NOoSPHERE Arts’ director, this community of international creatives has a complementary mission: “to support and promote artists across multiple disciplines through residencies, public shows and collaborative opportunities; build sustainable transnational artist networks; and help retain creative forces in New York City.”

In collaboration with the Mothership Crew, we are pleased to offer the annual grant program NOoSPHERE Arts Residency Award: Once a year, we provide a month-long residency free of charge to one talented artist or curator of any nationality. Selected by a committee of peers, the award winner will spend their time on board Mothership NYC developing a creative project for presentation to the NYC audience under the aegis of NOoSPHERE Arts.

Disciplines:
The residency program is open to all media, but the private workspace is most suitable for the following disciplines: visual art, painting, drawing, writing, film, theater, dance, performing arts, filmmaking, animation, new media, and curatorial.

Accommodation:

The resident stays in private living quarters in the Mothership NYC live-work community housing 5-6 artists total.

The private workspace comes with a desk, easel, bare walls to work on and WiFi. Kitchen, lounge, and bathrooms are shared. 

As Mothership NYC is a small community with limited communal indoor space, the residency award is for one person only.

For pictures of the space, please see www.mothership.nyc/artist-residency.

Financial Support:
The award winner receives one month’s free accommodation in private live-work space. We will also cover the reception costs and assistance with logistics for awardee’s final show. Travel costs, art supplies and living expenses are award winner’s own responsibility.

Artist Contribution:
We expect the awardee to give a slide talk about their work at Mothership’s monthly artists’ salon and to present their residency project at a public event towards the end of their month-long stay.

Residency Period:
One month in the year after submission.

Residency Programming:
· For the monthly Mothership salons, we invite fellow artists and other creatives/cultural workers for an open-air art party/intimate indoor
gathering where residents present their work to a very receptive audience of local artist peers and other arts professionals and appreciators.
· We occasionally host artists' dinners for our international and NYC-based creative colleagues
· During the warm months, Mothership’s roof deck serves as a stage for creative productions across several disciplines
· Collaborative productions can potentially also be hosted on Mothership’s sister platform, Last Frontier NYC and/or the KWBS rooftop stage·
· Open studio events may be organized during your stay, including participation in the neighborhood-wide Greenpoint Open Studios weekend



SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
1) Work Samples:
Choose 7 digital images of your best work from the past three years.
Your files must be in jpg format, max 1MB in size, and named as follows:
Your Last Name_Your First Name_Entry Number_Title of Work_Medium_Year of Production, e.g. Picasso_Pablo_1_Guernica_Painting_1937
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, please provide URL(s). Max 7 min. If longer, we’ll only look at the initial 7 minutes. Hence, trailers are preferred to full-length films.

2) Cover Letter:
In a SINGLE-PAGE PDF-document named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2021/22, please provide the following information:
a) Personal Details:
(Your name; email; nationality; current place of residence; artistic field and website)
b) List of Works:
In the same order as your jpegs, list your 7 works with title, medium, and year.
For applicants submitting video and/or sound works, indicate the relevant URL(s) here.
c) Artist Statement:
In no more than 200 words, explain what your work is about. Please use plain language.
d) Residency Project:
Briefly describe what kind of public presentation you would like to make to the NYC audience at the end of your residency — e.g. performance, exhibition, film screening, reading, concert, etc. Specify which one of the following platforms you believe would be most suited for your project: outdoor deck at Mothership NYC; indoors at Last Frontier NYC and/or on one of the rooftops above. Max. 200 words.
e) Artist Bio:
In one paragraph, please provide a concise summary of your artistic career to date. Max 200 words.
ALL OF THE ABOVE MUST FIT ON ONE SINGLE, LETTER-SIZE PAGE WITHOUT IMAGES — Any content beyond that limit will not be read!

3) Submission:
In an email with the subject line: RA Application 2021/22, attach a Zip folder named Your Last Name_Your First Name_2020-21 containing your 7 jpgs and 1-pg PDF. Your complete Zip folder — no other compression format will be accepted — must be sent as an attachment; we will not open download links. In the body of your message, please copy and paste the same Personal Details appearing in your cover letter, i.e. the data listed under item 2a) above — nothing more, nothing less.

Send your application to residency-award@no-in-nyc.org by February 4.

PLEASE NOTE: ENTRIES THAT ARE NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH GUIDELINES ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED!

Please note that the above email account is exclusively for complete submissions and not monitored for inquiries.
If you have questions, please contact Captain Sol .

Feel free to spread the word among your artist colleagues.
We are looking forward to receiving your submissions!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Competition

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

The Playwriting Award was established in 1977 by the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University. From 1978 through 1993, the Shiras Institute, a prominent Upper Michigan philanthropic fund, participated in this event, which was known as the Shiras Institute/Forest Roberts Theatre Playwriting Award. Beginning with the fourteenth annual competition, Dr. James A. Panowski, director of the Forest Roberts Theatre, provided financial assistance for the competition in memory of his parents, Albert and Mildred Panowski. In 1993, Dr. Panowski became the sole benefactor of the competition, which now bears the name of his parents. The award is designed to encourage and stimulate artistic growth among educational and professional playwrights. It provides students and faculty the unique opportunity to mount and produce an original work on the university stage. The playwright will benefit from seeing the work on its feet in front of an audience and from professional adjudication by guest critics.

Judging

Submissions will be accepted biennially, and must adhere to the theme of that competition cycle. Each play will be blindly then read and judged by members of a screening committee.

Award
  • $2,000 cash award to the winning playwright.
  • A fully-mounted production during the following year’s theatre season.
  • The winning playwright will be flown to Marquette to serve as Artist-in-Residence the week of the show.
  • The production of the winning play may be entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
  • Transportation, room, and board will be provided.
  • Classroom and media appearances, along with conducting seminars and workshops, will be part of the residency.
  • The winning playwright may be asked to participate in a script development workshop, working with a professional dramaturge, the director, and an assembled cast.

Winning Playwright
  • Northern Michigan University has the right to produce the play as part of the theatre season and for any additional performances if entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.
  • Northern Michigan University has the right to use the name of the play and the author's name in publicity and promotion.
  • Northern Michigan University has the right to negotiate with the playwright for future productions of the work.
  • In the event of all subsequent publications or productions of the winning manuscript (or versions thereof), and as one of the stipulations of the award, the author agrees to indicate in a footnote or in the playbill that the script won the Mildred and Albert Panowski Playwriting Award by the Forest Roberts Theatre at Northern Michigan University.
  • Northern Michigan University will not make any additional claims to the use of the script.
  • The Forest Roberts Theatre reserves the right to video tape the production for archival purposes.
Competition Rules
  • ​A broad theme is selected each year for the competition that entries for that year must adhere to. There is no restriction to style.
  • We are accepting submissions for the 2021 competition from Monday, October 19, 2020 through Monday, February 1, 2021. Submissions received outside of this period will not be considered. The theme for the upcoming competition is social justice and change.
  • The competition is open to any playwright, but only one play per playwright may be entered per biennium.
  • Entries must be original, full-length plays. We are not accepting musical submissions this biennium. Plays may be co-authored, based upon factual material, or an adaptation. The applicant must be the owner and controller of the copyright. The legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright. 
  • One-act plays and works previously entered in playwriting competitions sponsored by Northern Michigan University are ineligible.
  • Submission is restricted to plays that have not been previously produced or published.
  • No revisions will be accepted once a script has been submitted.
  • No written or oral critique will be given on plays submitted.
  • Once theme information has been decided, submissions will open and must be received no later than the specified deadline to be considered. The winner will be announced in May. A staged reading/workshop will be scheduled for the fall semester of 2021. The full production will be scheduled in the 2022 summer season, and may happen in any of our performance spaces.
  • Northern Michigan University reserves the right to accept or reject any play entered in the contest.

Submission

Scripts should be submitted electronically either in PDF or Microsoft Word format. They should be submitted via email to newplays@nmu.edu. Please include any identifying information, including contact info, in the email but not on the script. Entries not meeting these criteria will be disqualified.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Stage to Screen seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: December 31, 2020
Morgan Hill, CA

Calling all Playwrights! Do you have a masterpiece of a full-length play completed? Would you love to see it brought to life on both stage and screen?

Submit your play to our experienced judges by December 31, 2020

Any selected play will receive a $1000.00 award

Your play will go through an intensive 1 week “read-through” workshop before production begins.

Your play will be professionally staged as a high quality elevated workshop production

This production is filmed and screened for global audiences

Your new play is a hit

RTO Productions, in association with The Hive SJ, presents the following opportunity to revolutionize the way new plays are brought to mass audiences.

We are looking for unproduced plays to feature in our “Stage to Screen” series. These plays should have 6 or fewer actors, and no previous productions. The chosen play(s) will be produced as an elevated workshop production. Additionally, each production will be filmed and a trailer will be made available to the author as a means to assist in promoting the work. The play(s) chosen will be awarded a monetary prize of $1000.00.

Read through workshop:
This will consist of actors (who have read the play in advance) doing a timed read through of your play while you and the director confer either in person, or electronically. This will be done to AFTER the play has been chosen, and will assist us in all aspects of production.

All types of plays will be considered for production. If a musical is submitted, all music must be original, and you must have the rights for use free and clear. RTO Productions and The Hive SJ have a commitment to diversity and to honoring all traditions. As such, all scripts will be “blind read”, given to the readers with no indication of gender or ethnicity. Our one requirement is “Don’t bore us.”

Submit with no entry fee if submitted by December 31, 2020, 5:00 pm PST! If you submit your play after December 31st, there will be a submission fee of $25.00. 

Submission for consideration closes March 15th, 2021. 

Final production choice(s) will be announced on our website at http://stagetoscreen.org the first week of April 2021.

Submission requirements:
Via Email, submit the following:
  • A one page synopsis of your play
  • A character list and description – Due to space considerations, we would prefer a cast of no more than 6 players.
  • A short playwright bio (one or two paragraphs)*
  • The play in its entirety
*Please make this a separate document as we really are doing a blind reading.

NOTE: Scripts must be submitted in PDF format vis e-mail. You may also choose to submit a brief (no longer than one page) explanation of your vision or what you hope to accomplish from the writing and subsequent production of this play. No format other than PDF will be accepted.

EMAIL TO: submissions@stagetoscreen.org

Monday, November 16, 2020

Third Annual Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

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Deadline: November 30, 2020

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2021 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals. Amas, which is administering the award, was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger’s musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda’s World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three.

Submissions will open on September 14, 2020 and will close November 30, 2020. All submissions must be sent through an online application that can be found HERE. Only one submission per playwright/librettist will be accepted. The winner of the award will be announced late February-early March 2021.

Amas Musical Theatre will not ask for any fees for entry or for any fiduciary involvement

from the playwright/librettists at any point of the process.

APPLY HERE

Submission Requirements:

The musical must:

  • Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
  • Have no more than seven actors (actors may play multiple roles)
  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
  • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.
What to submit
  • All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.
  • Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project
  • History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)
  • Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)
  • Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)
  • Proof of rights (if applicable)
  • Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)
  • PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available

Guidelines for Materials

All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.

PROOF OF RIGHTS

If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.

FULL SCRIPT

The full script must include:
Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)
Character breakdown (maximum one page)
The complete script with page numbers

For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.

Demo Tracks
The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.

Demo tracks should:
Include at least one song from the first 25 pages
Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment

Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles
Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs
For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.

The Selection Process

Scripts will be read and evaluated through a blind submission process by Amas Musical Theatre’s literary team. A group of finalist plays will be read and evaluated by a selection committee, comprised of distinguished artists and playwrights, using a blind evaluation process. Committee members will not be given any additional information beyond the title of the show, the script and the demo tracks.

Any personal information you provide in the application is seen by the Amas Musical Theatre staff only, not the selection committee. Our process is based on the quality of the work submitted.

Round 1 (September-December)
  • Our literary team reads the first 25 pages of the book and listens to the demo for any track related to these pages.
  • The team fills out evaluations for each show, which determine the submissions that continue to Round 2.
  • If selected as a finalist, the show’s application primary contact is notified via email.

Round 2 (January-March)
  • The selection committee reads the scripts in full and listens to all demo tracks submitted.
  • Committee members discuss the finalists to determine which one is best suited for the award.
  • The winner will be announced at the Amas Musical Theatre's 51st Anniversary Benefit Event in April 2020.
  • The application’s primary contact is notified and a development schedule is created with the winner.
  • We will not be able to provide feedback regarding why a particular piece was or was not selected.

The Winner
  • Will receive $2,000 to help pay for cost-of-living expenses.
  • Will receive development assistance in the 2020 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre.
  • Will have the selected show rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production.
  • Must be present in New York City for the development process.
  • Must give the right of first refusal for a world premiere of the selected show that will expire 90 days after 
  • Amas Musical Theatre presents the Lab production.

APPLY HERE


Monday, November 2, 2020

The Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwriting Excellence

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Deadline: December 31, 2020
Coldwater, Michigan

This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Over 30 plays have been produced over since 1984. In 2020, the award was renamed to also honor longtime BCCT member and Pickering director, J.R. Colbeck. $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.
Deadline:

Manuscripts must be received by December 31st
Types of plays accepted

Full length, unproduced plays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted. Unable to return without a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Selection Process:

Chairman and committee members read and review each entry and select ten finalists from which the first, second and third place winners are chosen.
Production:

Branch County Community Theatre reserves the right and agrees to produce the first place winner in this yearly competition. First place winners are required to sign a production contract.
Production House:

BCCT productions are staged in the historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. Built in 1882, Tibbits is a completely restored 500-seat proscenium theater.

Send submissions to:
Branch County Community Theatre
14 S. Hanchett St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) 19th annual season seeks submissions

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Deadline: November 9, 2020

DUAF will accept 16 theatrical works (plays, musicals and solo works) that reflect urban life and 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 categories of Best Play, Best Short and Audience. There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $500 monetary stipend as well as other supportive services to assist in developing the play for the stage.

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 Monday, November 9, 2020. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Snow Dance 10-minute comedy festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2020
Racine Wisconsin

The Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival is a festival of original comedies that run 10 minutes or less. Submitted scripts will be judged by the Snowdance Selection Committee. A selection of scripts will be chosen for production during the Snowdance Festival in the winter of 2021. Due to COVID-19, the exact dates and format are subject to change. 

Audiences attending Snowdance performances will have the ability to vote for the production they enjoyed the most. The votes will be tallied throughout the five-week festival run, and the Snowdance “Best in Snow” will be awarded to the winning playwright after the final performance on a date to be determined. 

Cash award of $500.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $200.00 awarded to second place and $100 for third place.

Submission Timeline:
  • Through November 1st - Call for scripts.
  • November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.
  • Winter of 2021 – Expected run of festival performances.
  • Immediately after final performance - Announcement of "Best in Snow."
Should circumstances prevent a safe production of a 2021 Snowdance®, the chosen finalists will be re-considered for the following year OR for another production format.

To enter a script, please follow these steps:
  • Competition is open to original 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Submission is considered to be approval to produce the piece without royalty if selected for production in the Snowdance Festival. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered.
  • Plays must run 10 minutes or less. A rule of thumb - 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) of single spaced, average dialogue will total about 90 seconds. Read it out loud - time it – test it – and re-write if need be.
  • Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2020.
  • Manuscripts must be on standard 8-1/2" x 11" paper, cleanly typed and securely bound. Scripts should follow standard format. (Check any scriptwriting book in your library)
  • Plays can have a cast of 1 to 3 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a 'COMEDY FESTIVAL'.
  • The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list, set requirements, and a 1 to 3 sentence synopsis of the play.
Submit one (1) copy of your script.
Send scripts to:
SNOWDANCE
C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Alternatively, entries may be sent by email to snowdance318@gmail.com.
Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at 262-632-6802 or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com

Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Reva Shiner Comedy Award 2021 - 2022

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Deadline: October 31, 2020
Bloomington IL

No fee for members of the Dramatists Guild, attach a copy of your DG card to the email

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2021-22 Reva Shiner Comedy Award. The winner will be announced by June 2021.

  • “Full-length” plays should 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.
  • Each submission should be sent to BPP via email. Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org
  • Your email should include the following: 
  • Tell us for which competition you are submitting: Reva Shiner Comedy or the script Woodward Newman Drama
  • Tell us your name, phone number, and the name of your Play
  • Tell us how you are satisfying the $10 administrative fee 
  • Agent submitted scripts require no fee.
  • If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email
If you have paid via Paypal on our website, indicate your confirmation number and the email address used.
Paypal is preferred, but if you can’t pay on-line, you may send a check or Money Order, (must be from a US bank). Tell us the check or Money Order number. Make it payable to “BPP” and mail to BPP, 107 W 9th ST, Bloomington, IN 47404

Attach a PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order:
  • Title page with author name
  • Synopsis (1 page or less)
  • Character list/breakdown
  • Production history for the play—Include readings and productions
  • A brief bio of the playwright,
  • Full Script
  • Submissions that fail to include all requested information in the order listed will be disqualified from the contest.
  • Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.
  • Two separate submissions per playwright per annual competition are allowed as long as each submission has all the required materials.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Richard Rodgers Award 2021

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Deadline: October 30, 2020

ll applications for the Richard Rodgers Awards are to be submitted online by October 30. Application requirements and procedures are explained in the application form below. Please download, read, and sign the application form before beginning the online application.

Mailed applications will not be accepted.

2021 Application Form (PDF)] | Click here to begin online application.

These awards, created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater, subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
A. REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
1. The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of innovative and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening; it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.

2. The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may not be submitted again, in another year, even if substantially revised.

3. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. 

4. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

5. Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.

6. An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances and at the discretion of the jury, applicants who have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances by a for- profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.

Despite the uncertainty around the return of theatrical performances to New York City due to Covid-19, the Academy has decided to continue its Richard Rodgers Awards program for 2021 with the hope that these prizes will help bolster the return of live musical theater when that becomes possible.

B. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL
1. The name(s) of the author(s) must not appear on any of the items submitted, with the exception of the application form. Include only the title of the work on the script and plot summary. Please be sure author names are not included in music file metadata.
2. Entry must include:
  1. a)  Script with lyrics, in PDF format.
  2. b)  Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters, in PDF format.
  3. c)  A separate track sheet (PDF) of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specifying the total number of minutes recorded.
  4. d)  At least 45 minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be numbered in sequence (e.g. 01 Song Title.mp3) and each song’s lyrics clearly typed into the script where it appears. Tracks must be uploaded in the order they appear in the script.
  5. e)  Application form signed by all collaborators (see below). Applicants submitting work that has already been produced must give full information concerning these productions, including programs. A work is not eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.
  6. f)  If applicable, a statement of intent declaring how the applicants would use the award if their musical is a winner. If the piece is already attached to producers or a theater, even if tentative, these associations must be declared here.
3. If the submitted work (or a portion thereof) is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or authorizations necessary to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.
4. Applicants will be notified of the jury's decision by March 2021. The Academy is aware of the challenges facing the theatre landscape in the current climate, and will work with the winners to apply the award in a reasonable amount of time.

C. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
1. All rights to the material submitted shall remain the property of the author(s); the Academy will not retain any control over, or rights in, the work after the award production.
2. The decisions of the jury will be final as to eligibility and all other matters.

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