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Thursday, November 21, 2019

BBC 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition

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The 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, is open for submission of scripts from around the world. According to the hosts, the competition “offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.” The competition opened for entries on the 1st of October, 2019, and closes by midnight (GMT) on the 31st of January, 2020. Two winners will be selected: those with English as a first language category and the English as a second language category.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Writers from anywhere in the world, who live outside the UK, are eligible to apply.
  • Both established and emerging writers are welcome to apply.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
How to Apply
  • Send a script of 53 minutes. Note that the script must have up to six central characters.
  • Send a synopsis which outlines your play. The synopsis must be no longer than 400 words.
  • The play must be written substantially or entirely in English.
  • Entries must be submitted in one of the following ways:
  • By post to the following address: International Playwriting Competition 2020, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015 BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  • Or, by email to the following email address: radioplay@bbc.co.uk
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which can be downloaded here. All required boxes must be completed.

Prizes:

£2500 sterling for the two winners.
A broadcast of the winning play on the BBC World Service.
A trip to London for the winner to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg 2020 Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition

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We present a new challenge for 2020!

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our seventh annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival, but this year we are changing things up a bit. Read on to discover how.

Once again, we will be awarding cash prizes to our winners. Each of our three winners will receive $550. 

Please note that you can write in any style you choose; this is not a “Shakespeare” writing competition, so plays in any genre are welcome.

However, this year we are presenting a new challenge to playwrights. Plays will be limited to a maximum of three characters! Your play should also be no longer than 30 minutes. This allows us to present the three winning plays in staged readings.

Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages. We ask that topics and language reflect the fact that we will have younger children in the audience. Submissions falling outside the parameters outlined above may be discarded without being read, at the discretion of the judges. If you are uncertain about this requirement, please feel free to contact us.

We appreciate your sensitivity and cooperation in this regard.

Competition Rules:

Open to all playwrights

Scripts must be original. Musicals, monologues, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible.

Running times of no more than 30 minutes.

A maximum of three characters in your play!

No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work!

Please email your script to: genie@printmanagementinc.com, and in fact, we prefer emails. In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play

Submissions should include:

Playwright bio.
Contact page with name, address and telephone number of the playwright,
On all pages, please place the title of the play at the top of each numbered page.

The deadline for entries is the end of day, January 14, 2020.

Monday, November 11, 2019

The Premiere Play Festival 2020

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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.

Submissions due DEC 1 2019
   
Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2019 through December 1, 2019. 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 2020.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2020 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 2020.
  • 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 2020 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF to:  premierestages.submittable.com/submit. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Sunday, November 3, 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.

Sunday, October 27, 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.

  • "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.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

FutureFest 2020

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Festival dates: July 17 – 19, 2020

The fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. 

ELIGIBILITY
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2020. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2019 (postmark).

SCRIPTS
Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, in standard play format with pages numbered. After the title page include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, setting, and scene breakdown, if applicable. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume.  If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will be disqualified. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival (July 17-19, 2020) and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.

AWARDS
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of three reads. The original play reading committee, following many months of discussion and voting, narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee before they select the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional).  Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) by May 2020.

SUBMIT TO
futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com  or Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH  45401-3017.

QUESTIONS
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Richard Rodgers Awards 2020

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Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019.

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.

B. SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL
1. The name(s) of the author(s) must be blocked out on each 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:
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 script and 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. 01 Song Title.mp3) and each song’s lyrics clearly typed into the script where it appears.
e) Application form signed by all collaborators (see below). Applicants submitting work which 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.
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 2020.

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.

Application Form Online

Thursday, October 17, 2019

THE ANNUAL PARITY COMMISSION seeks plays

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Beyond our annual productions, in concert with our mission to see more women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists employed in the theatre, we award two commissions per year to women and TGNC playwrights who have demonstrated a singular talent for storytelling. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each.

Parity Productions reads submissions blind, selecting work that is in harmony with our artistic mission. Playwrights will receive regular feedback on their commissioned work within 30 days of their submission of a first and second draft. They will also receive one “closed door” reading (attended by cast, Parity Productions Artistic Director, and literary department) and at least one public reading and/or developmental production of the commissioned work. An option for Parity Productions to produce the work is included in The Commission agreement.

How do I submit my work to Parity Productions?

Our next submission period will open on October 17th, 2019 and runs until we have received 150 applications. 

Join our mailing list to stay up to date.

You can SUBMIT HERE. ​There is no fee to submit a script to Parity Productions.

Please reach out to us at commission@parityproductions.org with any questions.​

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

13th Annual Original One-Act Festival

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August 2019 | Fredericksburg, VA

Festival prizes to be awarded: Six plays will be selected for production in the spring (March/April) of 2020. Of those six selected, one will win the Grand Prize $150 and one will win runner up $100 as determined by the festival play readers.  Of the remaining four, one will be selected for Audience Favorite Prize of $100 to be determined by the audience attending the festival performances.

Guidelines for submission:
All submissions must be original, unpublished one act plays of 20 pages or less.
Submissions must be received by email between September 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019.
Any submissions not adhering to the following guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.
Additional information and guidelines:

1. All scripts must be submitted electronically via email in .pdf format. Please email plays to oaf@stagedoorproductions.org

2. All scripts should include a short biography of the playwright for publication on website, programs, and publicity materials to be considered for evaluation.

3. Playwrights will be notified via e-mail when their manuscript is received.

4. Scripts should include:
1. A separate title page with name of the playwright, address, telephone number and e-mail address
2. A cast of characters with descriptions
3. A brief synopsis
4. Numbered pages
5. Playwrights shall not submit more than two plays to be considered per festival year.
6. Playwrights will be notified by February 15, 2020, if their play has been selected for production.
7. Plays selected for production will be listed on our website, www.stagedoorproductions.org
8. All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
9. Stage Door Productions shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties at any time during a period of 12 months following selection date.
10. Production will be at the discretion of Stage Door Productions.
11. Only stage plays will be considered.  Musical, film or TV scripts will not be selected for production.
12. All submissions must be original and unpublished.
13. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted.
14. Critical analysis or feedback will not be provided.
15. Playwrights should be aware that the size of our stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
16. Please consider our audience and do not send sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts.  

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tree City Playhouse 10-Minute Play Competition

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No fee for those with  current Dramatist Guild membership card

 Rules

Cash awards of $150 for 1st place, $100 for 2nd place, and $50 for 3rd place will be presented.
Winning plays will be produced by Tree City Playhouse.

To enter please send the following items to the address below:
1. Completed entry form
2. Bio of the playwright(s) – must be 100 words or less
3. Play synopsis including character descriptions
4. Three copies of the script
5. $5 entry fee or copy of current Dramatist Guild membership card
 (checks should be made out to SCAC)  

Mail to: Keith Ramsdell 
Tree City Playhouse  
10-Minute Play Competition
5725 Main Street 
Sylvania, OH 43560

Competition Rules:

1. The competition is open to all playwrights 18 years of age and older. Only one play per
playwright may be entered per year. Plays may be co-written by more than one playwright,
but the names of all playwrights must appear on the entry form.

2. Entries must be one-act stage plays with performance times of 8 to 12 minutes. Full-length
plays, musicals, children’s plays, film and TV scripts, and plays previously entered in this
competition are ineligible.

3. Submissions are restricted to original dramatic works – no adaptations – that have not been
previously published or submitted to this playwriting competition.

4. While all reasonable care will be taken, Tree City Playhouse and SCAC do not assume any
responsibility for lost, misplaced or damaged scripts.

5. There are no restrictions on genre or theme.

6. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization and dialogue. Preference  
will be given to plays with 2 to 4 characters, limited staging requirements, and content/language
sensitive to the “family-friendly” value of Tree City Playhouse. The decisions of the judges are
final. No critiques will be given, and no scripts will be returned.

7. Tree City Playhouse will produce the winning plays royalty-free during its 2019 Festival of
10-Minute Plays. This includes the right to make rehearsal copies of the script, to use the title
of the play and the author’s name in publicity and promotion, and to videotape the play for
archival purposes. The playwright will receive a program and DVD from the production.
All future production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.

8. The deadline for entries is a postmark of October 15, 2019. Late scripts will not be
accepted, and revisions cannot be made once a script has been submitted.

Formatting Instructions:
  1. To ensure anonymity during the judging process, no personal information should appear anywhere on the submitted script. The entry form will contain this information.
  2. All scripts should be printed on 8-1/2” x 11” white paper, typewritten on one side only and submitted in acceptable play manuscript format. Each copy should be bound with a staple. Pages must be numbered, and the name of the play should appear on each page.
  3. The entry form, bio, synopsis and fee or copy of DG card should be clipped together.
More Information:

Please contact Keith Ramsdell at keith@sylvaniaarts.org with any questions you may have.

You may also visit us on the web at www.sylvaniaarts.org/treecityplayhouse

Tree City Playhouse 10-Minute Play Competition Entry Form Online

Monday, October 7, 2019

IV INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRITING CONTEST

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Editorial DALYA announces the IV International Playwriting Contest, which aims to encourage authors in the creation of bold and powerful plays for young people.

Contest Rules:

1. The competition is open to all writers worldwide and there is no age or nationality limit for the entrants.
a) We do accept plays co-authored by more than one writer. Hereafter, ‘author’ means either a single author or a group of authors in a collective work.
b) The participation of an underage author must be authorised by the legal guardian.
2. The competition is restricted to plays for the young audience i .
a) We do not accept plays for children or adult audiences, other literary genres or musicals.
3 The participation of a play is restricted to one of the following options:
a) The play must cater for a performance time of no less than 60 min. and no more than two hours in category A.
b) The play must cater for a performance time of no less than 30 min and no more than one hour in category B.
4. In both categories, the entry may consist of a collection of independent plays, either of the same author or different authors.
a) Hereafter, 'play' means either a single play or a collection of plays.
b) The collection may be submitted as it is a full-length play for the category, taking into account each play must be 15 min. long or more.
5. Plays can be written in any European official languages.ii

6. The play must be a new and original piece of work. The play must not have been published in any form, or awarded, previously and its copyright must be owned and/or controlled by the entrant to the full extent necessary to enable Editorial DALYA to use the work as contemplated by these contest rules.

7. The competition opens on Sunday 15 September 2019, with the deadline for
entry being on Sunday 15 December 2019.

8. Awards. The author of the winning play will be awarded:
a) Category A (5000 € iii): A cash prize of 2400€, plus the translation to
another language, publication and public reading or dramatization of the play
b) Category B (3500 €): A cash prize of 1000€, plus the translation to another
language, publication and public reading or dramatization of the play.
c) Awards cannot be shared or reduced, and the award must be given at least
in one category.
d) The shortlisted plays will be published. Editorial DALYA can publish these
plays in any of the official languages of Europe.
e) The Jury may award Honourable Mentions without cash prizes to any play
of the contest.
9. There is no fee to enter and no hidden costs for the entrants.

10. We do accept up to three plays for authors. Each entry must contain only one
play.

11. The play may be submitted via links provided in ytpwc.edalya.com or in
Editorial DALYA web page: www.edalya.com. (→ Premios→Premio Teatro
Joven).
a) The document must contain a front page stating:
1) The title of the play.
2) The contest category iv.
3) Contact e-mail.
b) Second and subsequent pages: The play.
c) Include the authorisation of legal guard, if applicable.
d) The author's name must be deleted to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.
12. An updated list of the plays submitted to the competition will be published on
the website of Editorial DALYA.
a) The organization will send an email to confirm the author that the entry has
been accepted.
b) Authors whose plays are not listed or have not received the acceptance of
the entry should notify the organization this by email.
c) The entries with no contact email or this is incorrect will be discarded on
Sunday, 22 December 2019.
13. The judges will assess each play independently and anonymously in
accordance with the following criteria:
a) Quality of dramatic text and audience appeal (characters, dialogue, story
development, style, rhythm…).
b) Promotion of tolerant coexistence among young people and crafting
discussions and problem-solving around their conflict issues.
c) Factors that ease the production: cast, set, technical requirements...
d) Innovative language and plot.
e) The play has not been staged v.
14. Short-list. A short list of 3-6 plays per category will be selected before Tuesday,
31 December 2019. vi
a) The authors of these plays will receive an email after selection.
b) The author must be re-submit the shortlisted play, including in the front
page personal details (name, address, nationality...) and CV.
c) The shortlisted plays and the name of the authors will be announced then.
15. The Jury shall announce the verdict before Wednesday, 31 January 2020.
a) The Jury’s verdict will be announced through the website of Editorial
DALYA (www.edalya.com), its social network and the media.
b) The Jury’s verdict is final.
16. The payment of prize money will be made in the year 2020.

17. Editorial DALYA retains the right to produce any of the awarded plays in years
2020-2021 without payment of royalties.

18. The awarded participants commit making mention of the award in their future
publications or performances of the play.

19. Awarded entrants commit themselves to sign a Publisher-Author agreement vii
with the customary terms of Editorial DALYA.

20. By entering the Prize, the awarded entrants grant non-exclusive permission to
Editorial DALYA, its sponsors and any members of the media to use their name
and CV, and extracts from the submitted work in publicity and reporting.

21. Entrants are bound to inform the organisation about award or publication of
their plays before the announcement of the Jury’s verdict.

22. By entering into the competition, each entrant agrees to be bound by the
contest rules. No communication or correspondence will be entered into
regarding the non-awarded plays.

23. By entering into the competition, entrants warrant their plays will not infringe
any copyright or intellectual property rights, it does not violate any personal
privacy regulations, and it does not violate the rights of any person or entity.

24. The competition is subject to applicable laws and regulations about tax rates.

25. The competition and its rules will be governed by Spanish law.

Notes:

  • i Suggested: ages 12 -21; at this stage of life a certain kind of freedom or legal right (civil, sexuality, to work…) is obtained, although parental dependence is held. In practice, this coincides with secondary and university studies. However, subjects such as marriage with girls, child prostitution, child soldiers or the like may be acceptable for the contest.
  • ii The spirit of this competition is the participation of any author in terms of equality, regardless of nationality, age, gender or language
  • iii Prize worth is estimated. Style revision of play translation is included. The prize does not count royalties for the author of the publication.
  • iv The Jury may change the category in its sole discretion.
  • v Performed plays can be submitted. In the event of being awarded, this release contest organization of the obligations in 8.a or 8.b
  • vi The awarded participants authorise the Jury and the contest organisation can read their personal details.
  • vii Plays will be published in the book series of theatre, named “Antonio Mesa Ruiz”

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Criminal Queerness Festival 2020 seeks plays

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The National Queer Theater is now accepting full-length play submissions for the second Criminal Queerness Festival, which will take place in New York City during June of 2020.

Last year’s inaugural festival was created in partnership with WorldPride, Stonewall Community Foundation, and Immigration Equality. It was recommended by The New York Times, The Advocate, and Thrillist as a ‘must-see’ for WorldPride attendees.

Across the world, governments have silenced queer voices by criminalizing LGBTQ lives. The Criminal Queerness Festival features plays that stage LGBTQ experiences in those countries where same-sex activity is illegal, transgender and non-binary identities are not legally recognized, or the LGBTQ community is censored.

Next year, four plays will be selected and given a full production in New York City. The plays will be performed in a festival format with directors and actors from National Queer Theater. The winning playwrights will be awarded a stipend of $500 USD each.

Submission Criteria

Works that address the lives of LGBTQ people outside of the United States, written by playwrights from or living in those countries, will be considered.

Plays must not have been previously produced in the United States. Eligible playwrights, however, may currently reside in the United States. U.S.-born children of immigrants are also welcome to submit.

How to Submit

Playwrights should submit the following package to submissions@nationalqueertheater.org with the subject line CRIMINAL QUEERNESS SUBMISSION. Anonymous submissions, or submissions using an alias are welcome.

The email must include:

Playwright’s email address, country of origin, and country of residence

A character breakdown

A play script (pages must be numbered) in PDF attached

Submissions must be received by 11:00 PM EST (23:00) on October 11, 2019.

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

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

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.

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