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Monday, July 22, 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

Saturday, July 20, 2019

REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD 2019

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

The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage season, along with travel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

Scripts must be postmarked by October 31, 2019.

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

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


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  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission.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


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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Crossroads Project: Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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

 The winning playwright will receive:

An award of $500.

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

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

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

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

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January.

Please follow the following guidelines when submitting your play:

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

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Fred Ebb Award 2019

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

Application Materials:

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

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

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

Please mail or deliver applications to:

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

Mailed submissions must be postmarked no later than June 30.

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

Download the Ebb Foundation Application 2019 from page.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

RELENTLESS AWARD

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The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.
What we are looking for:
• Plays that are challenging.
• Plays that exhibit fearlessness.
• Plays that are not mainstream.
• Plays that exude passion.
• Plays that are relentlessly truthful.

The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first-time playwrights, playwrights of color, and playwrights of all gender identifications.
Prize:
• The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000.
• The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service.
• The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm.
• The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States.
• When the winning play is selected, Finalists and Semifinalists will also be named. Here's a list of past Relentless Award winners, finalists, and semifinalists.

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

Eligibility/Criteria for Submission:
• Play must be unproduced.
• Authors must have either United States citizenship, possess a green card, or currently reside in the United States and have lived here for at least four years.
• Plays with a producer, producing organization, or theater attached for future production are not eligible.
• One-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible.
• The author must be at least 21 years old.

How to submit your play:
When submissions open, there will be link to Submittable.com at the bottom of this page that you can use to submit your play.

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

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

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

For even more information:

Monday, May 27, 2019

Christopher Hewitt Awards 2019: Call for Submissions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

CARLO ANNONI AWARD 2019

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

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

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

The plays can be written in Italian or in English

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

Special mentions 2019

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

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

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

Participation is free of charge.

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

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

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

The 52nd John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award

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Entry Deadline: April 15, 2019

Winners Announcement: October, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The 22nd Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwrighting Award

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

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

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

RULES OF ENTRY

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

The play must be submitted, along with:

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

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CARLO ANNONI AWARD 2019

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

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

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

The plays can be written in Italian or in English

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

Special mentions 2019

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

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

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

Participation is free of charge.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 8, 2018

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

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

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


SUBMISSION DETAILS:

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

(2) Photo of playwright

(3) Synopsis of theatrical work

(4) Complete script of theatrical work

(5) Estimated running time of work

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

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


The submission deadline is Sunday, October 21, 2018. 

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



Sunday, September 9, 2018

The City Theatre National Award for Short Playwriting

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

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

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

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending your submission.

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

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

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Friday, July 13, 2018

2019 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants

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

Ends on July 20, 2018  

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


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

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

Who is eligible:

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

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

Projects may have up to two translators.

Translators may only submit one project per year.

How to apply:

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

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

1. The application form, with all items completed:

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The James Stevenson Prize for Short Plays

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

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

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

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

SECOND PRIZE
 $2,000 award

THIRD PRIZE
 $1,000 award

What to Submit:

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

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

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

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

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

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

SUBMISSION Rules:

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

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

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

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Barrington Stage Company New Play Award

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$25,000 PRIZE AWARDED TO A WINNING PLAYWRIGHT

WINNER ANNOUNCED IN DECEMBER 2018

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

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

There is no fee for entry.

WHAT/WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The play…

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

The playwright…

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


WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A NEW PLAY?

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

HOW TO SUBMIT

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

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

WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?

Grand Prize (1 recipient)

$25,000

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

Runner Up Prize (2 recipients)

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


WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

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

WHAT DOES BARRINGTON STAGE ASK OF THE PLAYWRIGHT?

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

Sunday, March 25, 2018

THEATRE503 PLAYWRITING AWARD 2018

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

Friday, March 16, 2018

THE LESLIE SCALAPINO AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE WOMEN PERFORMANCE WRITERS

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Deadline March 20 2018

In memory of Leslie Scalapino, her extraordinary body of work, and her commitment to the community of experimental writing and performance.  Read about Leslie here. The Leslie Scalapino Award recognizes the importance of exploratory approaches and an innovative spirit in writing for performance.  Thus far the award has honored Joyelle McSweeney’s Dead Youth, or The Leaks, Khadijah Queen’s Non-Sequitur, and Brigid McLeer’s The Triumph of Crowds, as well as our wonderful finalists.

The Prize: The winner will receive a $2,500 cash prize, print publication of the winning text by Litmus Press, and a staged reading of the piece in New York this fall, by Fiona Templeton’s company The Relationship.  The award is biennial.

The Call:

Please read the guidelines carefully as the terms of the award have changed.

We are looking for a full-length work for live performance by a woman writer with an inquiring approach to language and content. The poetic practice of Leslie Scalapino was interdisciplinary, including photography, plays, performance, and collaboration with dance and music. We would like to honor this aspect of her work in the award.The Award for Innovative Women Playwrights intends to support new writing by women-identified writers.  The prize is open to international submissions in English.

While the principal focus for the award is on innovative writing for performance, competitive submissions may consider a range of approaches to innovation in performance, including but not limited to integrated experimentations with language, gesture, movement, sound, visual art / vision, site / location and/or activist practice. The writer should demonstrate some experience in the discipline, materials or medium involved.

Applicants should have had no more than 3 productions of their work, as the award is intended to open up opportunities, although it is not limited to emerging writers. Artists from other disciplines newly working in performance are welcomed. The submitted work should not have been previously published or produced, with no publication or production scheduled before December 2019. We do not define productions according to an Equity theatrical hierarchy, but as a professional realization of the work beyond a reading or work-in progress presentation.
The award will be biennial, but until further notice there will be no confirmed production attached to the award, although we will work towards this possibility. We will retain production rights until December 2019, at which point they will revert to the author.

How to apply:

Submissions are via Submittable, reachable here.  You will be asked for:
1.  A 10-page excerpt from a completed work.
2.  Your CV.
3. A further single page of work statement, to include a)  a summary of the work, and b) a description of your approach. Please be brief and to the point.  We will not read beyond the number of pages requested.


Timeline:

Call for entries: Feb 26, 2018
Deadline:  March 20, 2018
Full texts requested from shortlist:  May 18, 2018
Deadline for full texts:  June 1, 2018
Winners and finalists announced:  Mid-July 2018

The Leslie Scalapino Award for Innovative Women Playwrights is funded by the Leslie Scalapino-O Books Fund and supported by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and is administered by The Relationship. Publication of award-winning works will be in collaboration with Litmus Press. For more information about Leslie Scalapino, please visit her website: www.lesliescalapino.com.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Dan I Rodden Jr Play Award

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Deadline March 27 2018

All submissions should follow the following general instructions. Submissions that do not follow the following will be eliminated from consideration.

1. Submit the appropriate Google form for your submission found elsewhere on this site.

2. After submitting the Google form, email your submission as a PDF document to EgbertRoddenWA (@) gmail (dot) com.

3. Title your submission with your family name and title of piece. For example, if John Smith's story is called "Happy Dog Day," the document should be sent as SmithHappyDogDay.pdf.

4. All submissions should include full contact information on the first page.

5. All submissions should be paginated.

6. All prose submissions should include an accurate word count. Play submissions do not need a word count but should use standard play format.

Dan I Rodden Jr embraced the variety and challenge of life fully. His care for others extended to his sons, daughters-in-law, and his grandchildren.

Submissions for the award must be unproduced or scheduled for production at the time of submission.

Plays must be at least 75 minutes in length.

Musicals are ineligible.

Subject matter is open but excessive violence, language, abusive or sexual content will be rejected. Plays that contain blasphemy directed at any religion will not be read and rejected immediately.

2018 Entry Form

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award

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This award is administered by the Women in Theatre Program. The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, and The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre. The awardee will receive an award of 1k from the WTP Program, and, from ATHE $500 towards travel expenses (reimbursement), in addition to conference registration and two nights in the conference hotel.

To apply, please complete the form online and submit your play electronically by using the link at the bottom of this form. We strongly urge electronic submissions. If you strongly prefer to send hardcopy you may return the application form with two copies of your script to arrive by the deadline (however, scripts will not be returned); also include your e-mail info or SASPC to the name below to enable confirmation of receipt:

NB: STUDENT Submissions should be sent separately and directly to the Coordinator as per the WTP Website and student guidelines. All Guidelines Must be followed, including sending the play to the current coordinator’s address, to be considered. Thank You!!

View the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award FAQ and Guidelines here.

Please note that Google Chrome is the suggested browser to use when submitting your application.

To learn more about the Women in Theatre Program, visit their page here.

For questions or concerns, contact Ann Folino White, Vice President for Awards, at vpawards@athe.org.

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2018.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

The Bridge Award

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The Bridge Award was established in honor of Arts in the Armed Forces upcoming tenth anniversary with the purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize, and an AITAF produced reading of the winning work. The head judge will be Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.

In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This Award will offer a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.

  • Submissions will be accepted December 1st 2017 through March 1st 2018.
  • Please submit your play in PDF form with the title: Title of Play.pdf
  • Please include a brief accompanying statement, including a description of your service (dates, military branch, foreign countries served in, if applicable.) This description may be 250 words or fewer.
  • Only finalists will be notified of their status.
  • When the winning playwright is named, finalists will also be announced.

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