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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Write-on-Q annual playwriting competition

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Deadline: September 7, 2021

Each year, Infinithéâtre organizes a playwriting competition open to Québec playwrights and Indigenous writers from across North America

Infinithéâtre receives many innovative and exciting new plays from a wide array of talented playwrights across Québec, with a jury of professionals deciding on the top three scripts.

The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprise the line-up of our annual reading series, The Pipeline, which is an animated weekend of free public play readings. After each Pipeline reading, Infinithéâtre takes its cue from the audience at talk-backs involving the actors and the playwright. These discussions provide valuable feedback for future programming and script rewrites.

2021 WRITE-ON-Q DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2021. We look forward to reading your play! Don't hesitate to call 514-987-1774 or email info@infinitheatre.com if you have any questions.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Breath Project 2021

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

Submissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work that has been created in the past year, and must be 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length;

Submissions will be accepted from artists of color who reside in the United States (work submitted by artists under the age of 18 will be considered in a youth category);

The deadline for consideration for the 2021 Virtual Festival is August 31. The archive submission process is currently open-ended (there is no deadline to submit to the archive only).

All submissions received by August 31 will also be eligible for consideration for a 2022 New Play Commission award (up to $17,000 will be awarded to a single project, or smaller amounts to multiple projects).

We strongly recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions, and check the list of Partner Theaters to see which theaters are able to offer space and other resources.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

The 2022 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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Deadline: August 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CDT
Submission form

The 2022 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) playwrights in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges including faculty, staff, students, and alumni will select one playwright as the winner.

The winning playwright will receive:
  • An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL as a guest artist in residence for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. This residency will also include class visits and an all-School colloquium.
  • Travel (within the U.S.), housing, and meals during the residency.
  • An honorarium of $500 for the residency.

To be eligible to win, the playwright must be available for a one-week residency in late March 2022 (exact dates TBD).

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

Please include in your submission:
  • A representative sample from your play up to 15 pages. This does not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
  • A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
  • A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
  • A playwright’s statement (max. 400 words). In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, address where you are in the development process, and discuss how a workshop in a university setting can facilitate that process.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:
Submissions must be:
  • A full-length play.
  • Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
  • The primary language of the play must be English.
  • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  • A playwright may only submit one play per year. The work must be submitted by the playwright rather than a literary agent or other third party.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
  • The submitting playwright must be either 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.
  • Plays that have been produced or published professionally are ineligible for the competition. Plays that have been presented through staged readings, workshops, university productions, or community theatre productions are eligible.
  • A playwright may submit a play that they submitted in a previous year (including finalists) if there have been substantive revisions.
The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

We will contact semi-finalists by the end of October 2021 and ask them to submit the full play.

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2022.

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

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A-TIPICO 2: LATINX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

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Deadline: July 20, 2021
(Please note that Teatro Chelsea will only be accepting the first 100 submissions)

Chelsea Massachusetts

Teatro Chelsea is now taking submissions for the Second A-Tipico Latinx New Play Festival, taking place October 20–23, 2021 in-person at the Chelsea Theatre Works Blackbox.

Teatro Chelsea is soliciting submissions of plays by Latinx playwrights for their A-Tipico New Play Festival. We encourage local, national and international artists to submit full-length plays during our open submission process. 

A-Típico was born out of a desire to see a more diverse set of stories told about our Latinx communities. It is a place to foster Latinx playwrights and spotlight those stories that so often go untold. In this upcoming iteration of the festival we want to highlight a variety of plays, including stories about and by Afro-Latines, indigenous Latines, and queer Latines. 

Following the submission process, Teatro Chelsea will select four plays to receive staged readings in the festival. Three of the selected plays will be presented in-person at the Chelsea Theatreworks Blackbox and one play will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Their selection will be vetted by Teatro Chelsea’s creative team and the final scripts will be considered for a full production in the Spring 2022 or 2023 season.

If selected, this opportunity will pay a stipend of $250.

Qualifications

The works submitted must meet the following criteria:

--The playwright must be 18 years of age.

--The play must not have had a professional production, or be scheduled to have a professional production, prior to June 1, 2022. A professional production means a fully staged production with a full rehearsal process and all of the theatrical elements traditionally expected are present.

--We are seeking to develop plays of all shapes and sizes; however, we are prioritizing full-length plays. One acts, Solo pieces, theatre for young audience pieces will still be accepted and put under consideration.

--We accept both original and adapted works, provided that the rights to any material not in the public domain have been granted.

--Playwrights interested in submitting a play for consideration in the A-Tipico Festival should send the following to Teatro Chelsea between June 15, 2021 – July 20, 2021. Email submissions should be sent to: tc@teatrochelsea.com

A-Tipico New Play Festival Submission

In your submission please provide the following:

--Your contact information – First/Last Name, Email, Phone Number

--Title of the play

--Character breakdown and description

--Time and place of the play

--A short one-paragraph synopsis of the play

--A PDF of your play.

Selection Process

--We will solicit the help of volunteer readers to read the submitted scripts. These readers may include but are not limited to the following: Teatro Chelsea’s Artistic Team, actors in previous Teatro productions, industry playwrights, local Chelsea arts advocates and other industry professionals.

--There will be one round of reading for outside readers and each reader will read between 5 and 10 scripts. There will be a second round of reading of a short listed selection of submissions. A final third round of reading will be done by Teatro’s Artistic Team in order to select the finalists from a short-list of scripts that have been evaluated in rounds one and two of reading.

--The reading of scripts will take place over a one month period and the four scripts will be chosen no later than the end of August 2021.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

11th Annual Short Play Festival, Native Voices 2021-2022

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Deadline: June 7, 2021

*Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theatre by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

For the 11th Annual Short Play Festival, Native Voices wants to know What is Home? For so many around the world this past year, “Home” – literal or metaphorical – has become the centerpiece of many of our lives.

What is Home? Is it a structure? Is it where you are? Or where you come from? Is it the communities in which you surround yourself, or the communities that shaped you?

At Native Voices, we understand and appreciate all the complexities that make up your “home”. Is “home” your ancestral lands? Does it live in the hearts and minds of your communities? Does it live with your Aunties and cousins? Or maybe, is “home” your studio apartment or your suitcase? Has your notion of ‘home” changed in the past year? We want to know: What’s your story? What is your home?

We want to hear from you! Share with us a glimpse of home. The only limitation is that your play must be no longer than 10-minutes. For ten minutes, you can take the audience on any journey you want. We cannot wait to see what you bring to life!

Plays chosen to participate in the 11th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting award – a $1,000 cash prize!!

Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome, and unique theatricality is a must.

Some ideas to spark the imagination are:
  • Sovereignty
  • Traditional Homelands
  • Language Keepers
  • Passing On Traditions 
  • Family
  • Friends 
  • Diaspora/ Removals
  • Urban/ Rural/ Reservation/ Village
  • Coming Home/ Leaving Home
  • Homesickness
  • Boarding schools and assimilation
  • Protecting Home/ Environment

Full-Length Plays

Deadline: August 2, 2021

Native Voices is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays (60+ pages) by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics.
2022 Playwrights Retreat and 28th Festival of New Plays

The Retreat and Festival bring artists to Los Angeles to work on 3–4 plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 8–10 days in May/June. The Retreat culminates in public staged readings of the plays at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Selected playwrights receive artistic support as well as an honorarium; out-of-town artists receive roundtrip airfare plus lodging in Southern California.

Selection Process: Full-length plays (60+ pages) received by August 2, 2021 will be read and evaluated. A select number of playwrights will be invited to submit formal proposals detailing their developmental goals should their play be chosen for the short list. Scripts will then be sent to a committee of nationally recognized theatre artists for further evaluation. With their help, Native Voices selects up to four plays for the Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. Playwrights will be notified in February 2022.
A Note About the Native Voices Distance Dramaturgy Process

Months prior to residencies, selected playwrights participate in dramaturgical conversations with an assigned director and dramaturg. Workshops with these creative teams and a cast of professional actors commence once the playwright arrives on-site. It is important to note that these conversations and workshops are playwright driven, allowing the writer to shape their own developmental path. Selected playwrights should be prepared to dedicate adequate time to this process prior to arriving on-site.
2022 OPEN Submission for Production Consideration

We accept scripts all year long. Do you have a full-length script that has been developed and produced that you’d like us to consider for a future Native Voices production in Los Angeles? Please follow the Checklist for All Submissions below and in the Native Voices Script Submission form check the box for 2022 General Production Consideration.
Checklist for All Submissions

Please label script attachment as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).

All submissions must conform to a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered).

Include a title page with full contact information (mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address) and a draft or revision date.

Include a character breakdown at the beginning of your script.

Provide a biography of 75–100 words. Please label attachment as follows: Bio_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Bio_Doe, J.doc).

Provide a press ready photo of at least 300dpi. Please label attachment as follows: Photo_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Photo_Doe, J.doc).

Provide development history for the play. Label attachment as follows: DevHistory_PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: DevHistory_MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).

To submit, fill out our online form and upload your submission materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

Please do not send treatments or outlines. Previously submitted plays should only be resubmitted if the play has undergone significant dramatic changes. Previously produced plays should be submitted under the 2022 General Submission for Production Consideration. Plays that are not selected are kept on file for consideration for future opportunities. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.
Where to Send Submissions

We now only accept electronic submission (preferably PDF format).

To submit, fill out our online form and upload your materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

For More Information:

NVLiterary@theautry.org
Facebook.com/NativeVoices
Twitter.com/NativeVoices

Saturday, May 29, 2021

The Mu Tang Clan: Asian American Playwrights Incubator Program

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Deadline: June 4, 2021 11:59pm CDT

The Mu Tang Clan: Asian American Playwrights Incubator Program invites new, emerging, and experienced Asian American playwrights to apply to the 14-session program (convening virtually) where 5 playwrights (in addition to Saymoukda) will be in a peer-to-peer learning model as they write, share, and discuss topics related to the field and the influences that impact their work. 

Playwrights will participate in public presentations in August 2021 and January 2022. The public will get to see six new plays as the program will culminate in a public reading of scenes from each playwrights’ script-in-progress (full lengths, one acts, etc).

The incubator is urgent for Asian American playwrights because it’s an intentional program that offers:

A safer space for Asian American playwrights to be bold, vulnerable, and supported.

A model that is a participant-designed working-collaborative.

Focused time to write and workshop pages.

A public professional staged virtual reading of their work-in-progress.

Visibility and artistic autonomy.

$1,000 stipend to help playwright secure reading materials, software, childcare, snacks, meals, stronger wifi, etc.

This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Science Museum of Minnesota’s 2021 Race Exhibition Mini Grants and through the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Friday, May 14, 2021

Golden Thread submission guidelines

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We Accept Full-length Plays Year-Round

Golden Thread produces passionate and provocative plays from and about the Middle East that celebrate the multiplicity of its perspectives and identities. We are a developmental catalyst and vibrant artistic home to artists at various stages of their careers. We bring the Middle East to the American stage, creating treasured cultural experiences for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

Eligibility:

• Plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage on any topic

• Plays about the Middle East by playwrights of any cultural heritage

• Plays must be in English

Areas of interest include:

• Comedies: political satire, romantic comedies

• Plays that experiment with non-realistic forms, non-linear or physically-based storytelling

• Plays that explore aspects of immigrant or family life

• Adaptations of classical texts and or historical figures

• Exploration of Middle Eastern performance traditions

We will only contact playwrights whose plays are under consideration for reading and/or production.

Submission Guidelines:

• Complete the Full-length Play Submission Form.

• Upload a pdf of your play to the Play Submission Form.

WE NO LONGER ACCEPT HARD COPY SUBMISSIONS BY MAIL.

ReOrient Festival of Short Plays

Produced once every two-years, ReOrient Festival showcases the diversity of voices and aesthetics from the Middle East and its worldwide diaspora in a curated festival of short plays produced biennially in San Francisco. The submission deadline for consideration in ReOrient Festival 2021 has passed.

For any further questions or concerns, email submissions@goldenthread.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND KEEP WRITING!

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Barrington Stage - Black Voices Matter

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Supporting and Encouraging Black Community Members by giving a platform for Black creativity and self-expression in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In response to the present racial climate in this country, we want to deepen our allyship with the Black Community in Berkshire County. We need to act, but first we need to listen. Barrington Stage Company is giving a platform to Black Voices in response to Black Lives Matter. 

We are inviting Black community members to submit digital video reflections of their thoughts, feelings, fears and triumphs.

This can include but is not limited to: monologues, scenes or plays, poetry, original music, multimedia projects, etc. We want everyone in the conversation to ask themselves: “What can I do to make a change?”

Submissions will be shared on our website in our Community Space. This is an opportunity for BSC to continue to engage, empower and celebrate our Black community.

To submit your work or for further questions, contact Education@BarringtonStageCo.org or call Sharron Frazier-McClain, Community Engagement and EDI Coordinator, at 413-997-6118.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Braata Bi-Annual Reading Series

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Create, Develop & Showcase

A program operating under the Braata Productions umbrella designed to create, develop, showcase, and expose the best of Caribbean theatrical offerings from the traditional stalwarts like Rhone and Walcott, to the new and aspiring young talent from the Diaspora waiting in the wings. The purpose of BTW is to give agency and space to the immigrant voice from the Caribbean celebrating its unsung thespians, writers, directors and technical personnel in all our efforts.
 
Main Stage

 BTW stages full productions of works written by playwrights from the Caribbean and works about the Caribbean experience as uniquely felt by its migrant population.

We will have a staged reading bi-annually with the aim to bring that playwright's work to the consciousness of theatre goers in the NY Tri-State area. A feedback and discussion session will follow in order to facilitate the artist's next step in the development of his or her work. Braata's Reading series is designed to offer playwrights a chance to see and hear their work read out loud by professional actors. Each reading is directed, rehearsed and performed for an audience.

SUBMISSIONS

In our effort to assist writers Braata has outlined the following guidelines for those interested in being a part of our reading series:

1) Submit a complete script or draft to braatapoductions@gmail.com
2) The play should not have been produced in New York City before, (at least not the draft you’re presenting to us).
3) You should be willing to be an active part of the rehearsal process along with the director and cast to facilitate re writes, and or edits where necessary.
4) Your attendance at the reading is mandatory and so is your participation in a post reading talk back with the audience.
5) All submissions must include:
Name and bio of playwright (Max 150 words), play title and synopsis and list of characters.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

San Diego REPertory Theatre submission guidelines

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San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

  • A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
  • A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
  • A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
  • For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Fantasy Theatre Factory seeks fatherhood monologues

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Deadline: April 4, 2021 midnight EST

Dear Dad — An Exploration of Fatherhood

Submission call

for Florida playwrights and BIPOC playwrights Nationwide

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, wants to celebrate all the facets of Fatherhood. We are holding a call for Florida playwrights and BIPOC playwrights nationally to submit monologues that reflect their personal experience with a father figure in their life. We encourage playwrights representing diverse ethnicities to apply.

These monologues will be presented by Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, FL on the weekend of June 19-20, 2021 and will run on YouTube for a month. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected. This event is being co-produced by Marj O’Neill-Butler, Dramatists Guild Florida Regional Representative, and Arianna Rose, South Florida DG Ambassador.

Suggested Subject Matter To Get You Started on Your Monologue:

-All things fatherhood

-What it means to be a father, to have a father, to lose a father, to grow up fatherless

-non-traditional father figures

-qualities of a father

Submission Guidelines:

-Submissions accepted from Florida playwrights and BIPOC playwrights nationwide.

-One monologue per writer maximum.

-The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.

-Deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 4, 2021 midnight EST.

-Monologue should be no longer than 2 pages.

-Preferred format is PDF.

-On the cover page, indicate name, address, phone and email address.


Email monologues as an attachment to:

FathersDayMonologue@gmail.com


Saturday, March 27, 2021

Texas State New Play Development Workshops

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Deadline: April 15, 2021

New Play Development Workshops

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION OF SCRIPTS FOR THE NEW PLAY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS
  • Only unproduced and unpublished scripts are eligible for consideration. No musicals.
  • Submissions must be from Playwrights descending from the African or LatinX diaspora, writing about Black and Latino cultural aesthetic
  • The submission must include a synopsis and character list/Breakdown.
  • The playwrights are expected to attend the rehearsals and reading presentations.
  • Only scripts submitted prior to the April 15, 2021 deadline will be considered.
  • Playwrights from across the country are encouraged to submit.
  • Manuscripts must be typed in the standard play format and must include the playwright’s contact information.
  • You must submit the consent/information form.
  • Play scripts may be delivered by regular mail, in person or using the submission form. Include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish your manuscript returned. 

Send manuscripts to;

Department of Theatre & Dance
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666

ATTN: Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration

10. Notification of selected writers by June 30, 2021.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Fade To Black Festival 2021

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

No fee is required.

No restriction of theme or genre.

Three (3) script submissions are allowed per playwright.

Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.

Winning playwrights will be announced nationally on Friday, May 1, 2021.

TO QUALIFY:


Playwright must be the sole author of the submitted work.

Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.

Previously published or produced work by the author or theatre/company is not allowed (See definitions below).

Play must run no longer than 8-10 minutes long on stage. (Consider conducting an informal reading to ensure).

Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.

Play must not be a musical.

Play must not be written for children or youth.

Play must not contain characters that are under 17 years old.

Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black play festival seasons.

Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.

Play must not be a film. Screenplays will not be accepted.

Play should be "stand-alone", a separate body of work that has not been extracted from a larger, previously written play.

Author must be at least 18 years of age.

Play must be submitted in a PDF format.


TO SUBMIT:

See submission link: https://forms.gle/sUESPtTCvJrR9gfn9

Upload pdf of original work.


DEFINITIONS:
"Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event.

"Published" - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.

Staged readings (formal or informal) are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings but has not been produced as a full-scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.


GOOD LUCK PLAYWRIGHTS!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Egg & Spoon’s 2021 Incubation Series

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Deadline: April 1, 2021 11:59 PM

SUBMISSION FORM

Egg & Spoon’s 2021 Incubation Series provides developmental support for three BIPoC writers’ full-length plays over the summer of 2021. This expands previous Egg & Spoon programming by facilitating fifteen-hour workshops for playwrights. This program reflects our passion for developing new plays, and our commitment to building a more equitable and vibrant future for the American theatre.

Who can apply?

This submission process is open to all Black writers, Indigenous writers, and writers of color. We are open to submissions from writers at any stage in their career, and from any geographical location. Strong preference will be given to writers who identify as non-binary or as women.

What scripts are eligible for consideration?

The Incubation workshops are intended for full-length plays that are not yet ready for production.

How will finalists be selected?

Scripts will be read by a culturally diverse (majority BIPoC) panel of readers. Ten semi-finalists will be notified by late April and three finalists will be selected in early May, after an interview process.

What will finalists receive?

For each finalist, we will facilitate a fifteen-hour developmental workshop along with dramaturgical support, staff feedback, and an optional public reading. We will tailor the workshop – including its personnel and schedule – to the playwright’s stated needs.

Each writer will receive a stipend of $300, and all artists engaged in the workshop will be paid an equitable amount. A budget will be made available for all artists’ consideration before the workshop begins.

We intend for the workshops to take place between early June and late August, according to the playwright’s availability. We are open, however, to later workshops if it would allow us to invest in a project that we feel passionately about.

If there are collaborators the playwright would like to include – actors, directors, dramaturgs – we will hire them for the workshop. If the playwright wishes, we will find collaborators to work with them (strongly favoring BIPoC artists and artists from historically underrepresented communities).

How do I apply?

The application deadline is 11:59pm on April 1st, 2021. 

Let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at incubation@eggandspoontheatre.org.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

OnyxFest 2021

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Deadline: March 14, 2021

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

OnyxFest 2021 provides a platform through which to shape the narrative of Black life and culture from the minds of those who know it best. If you or someone you know has an original, never produced concept, scripts are being accepted. Entries must be original one-act plays – between 45 minutes and an hour in length. There may be no more than five characters per cast.

Topics need not deal exclusively with social issues. In addition to drama, organizers welcome comedy, musicals, mysteries, romance, spoken word, dance-centric performances, gospel themes, and satire.

Subject matter is unrestricted, although it is recommended that writers avoid stereotypes, degrading or disrespectful portrayals of Black life and culture, and gratuitous violence or sexual content. Scripts will be accepted for consideration through midnight Sunday, March 14, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Red Eagle Souring seeks short plays by Native playwrights

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Deadline: March 8, 2021 11:59 PM PST

Seattle, Washington

Red Eagle Soaring seeks plays between 10 - 30 minutes written by Native playwrights.

These plays will be performed by Native Youth as part of Red Eagle Soaring's inaugural short play festival in June 2021. The playwright of each selected play will be compensated with a licensing fee of $100 per performance.

For this year's play festival we are excited to focus on the question: Who do you want to be?

Plays can explore any facets of this question or answer. Who do you want to become? What challenges or obstacles are you facing to become that person? When do you want to become that person? Are there other expectations or obligations that wish to define you differently?

Please keep in mind in your submissions that the play will be performed by predominantly youth actors via an online platform like Zoom. We are excited for plays that feature multi-generational casts and stories that young actors can relate to.

Plays must be submitted in either Word or PDF format.

The front page of the script must list:

  • Title of the play
  • Full Name
  • Tribal Affiliation
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number

Submissions are due Monday, March 8 by 11:59 PM PST via email at AD@redeaglesoaring.org

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to AD@redeaglesoaring.org

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

NEW VISIONS FELLOWSHIP - A YEARLONG RESIDENCY FOR BLACK TRANS AND GENDER NONCONFORMING PLAYWRIGHTS

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 6pm EST

This Spring, National Queer Theater and the Dramatists Guild are launching the New Visions Fellowship, an innovative new program for Black trans and gender nonconforming playwrights. The New Visions Fellowship will select two playwrights for a rigorous year-long professional development initiative aimed at celebrating the brilliance of and uplifting Black TGNC writers in the face of the systemic exclusion that Black TGNC writers have endured within American theater.

We believe the New Visions Fellowship is essential because of its opportunity to create space for the Black and queer imagination, a perspective long and consistently forced to take a backseat to “safer” LGBT stories in American culture, and even American queer culture.

The curriculum of traditional artistic conservatory programs is heavily influenced by a white, cisgender male patriarchal perspective, particularly centering on male-identifying writers from both the classical and modern eras. Our program seeks to help remedy the exclusionary bias that riddles traditional channels of training and mentorship.


ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The fellows will be paired with a primary mentor and supplemental mentor figures who will guide writers through the development of a play, musical, or performance experience of their design and choosing. Roger Q. Mason, pictured above, will serve as one of the primary mentors. In addition, writers will have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions covering a wide range of artistic topics. The fellows will also receive access to Dramatists Guild contracts, business advice and career services for the purpose of aiding fellows in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. These workshops will help writers broker relationships with Off-Broadway or regional theaters. A theater will host a professionally cast and directed reading of their play at the end of the program. Selected fellows will receive $5,000 and a three-year complimentary Guild membership.

APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM

Applications are due on March 5th at 6pm EST. 


This program is specifically for Black playwrights who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Capital Theatre seeks submissions from new and established Black playwrights

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SUBMISSION FORM

Capital Theatre in Frankfort, Kentucky is now accepting submissions from new and established Black playwrights and musical writers/composers for the 2021-2022 season and future seasons. Visit www.capitaltheatre.net for more information about submissions. Submissions are open year round.

Capital Theatre is a Black-owned theatre company located in the heart of Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. Our goal is to tell the stories of the Black experience through live theatre. Our shows will not only feature works of prominent Black playwrights, but of up and coming writers as well. We strive to create a space in which anybody can come and enjoy live theatre.

All Submissions are treated as confidential. Due to the number of submissions we are not able to respond to every submission and will only respond to ones that we are interested in.


Monday, February 1, 2021

Consequences Commission

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Deadline: February 8, 2021

Harlem9, Harlem Stage, and the Lucille Lortel Theatre are looking to commission pieces, the first of which will be written by York Walker, to be developed and presented online as part of a series in response to the 2020 presidential election. Each piece will focus on how the election affects the writer, their community, or their country.

If selected, writers will receive a commissioning fee. Development of the piece will be led by Harlem9 and each writer will work directly with an assigned Harlem9 member.

Eligibility:
  • Writers can be from anywhere in the United States.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
  • Writers must identify as Black/African-American.
  • Female identifying, LGBTQIA+, and gender non-conforming artists are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Pieces should not exceed 15 minutes in length, and can be either a traditional play format or experimental in nature.
  • Pieces should not directly promote specific candidates or policies, but should instead discuss how the writer will be impacted by them.
  • Content must be original, and writers must have all necessary rights.
  • All pieces must able to be digitally showcased online.
  • All applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States
Application Process

The application process is free and open to all who qualify. Please include the following with your application:
  • Your play and/or a detailed description of your concept for this piece
  • Resume and bio.
  • A previous completed writing sample.
  • A history of previous productions of your work, if available. Applicants are not required to have been produced previously.
  • All pieces must able to be digitally showcased online.
All finalists must be available for an interview which will be conducted via Zoom.

For more information and to apply, please go to lortel.org/consequences

Saturday, January 23, 2021

9TH ANNUAL COLUMBUS BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) is now accepting creative works that say something about the state of America and the many challenges "We the people" have had to face in regard to racial equality, political unrest, and division among classes of people in America and beyond, especially during these last four years of political and racial unrest.

Our theme for 2021 is

“Say Something...it might, Change Something.”

We are accepting monologues and one-act plays that have diversity, inclusion, and equity for our 9th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) that will be held July 9-11, 2021 at The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio.

Submission dates are December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

Due to the uncertainty of where Ohio will be in the summer of 2021 regarding social distancing state guideline the entries need to meet the following criteria:

ONE-ACT PLAYS

1) No more than 4 characters (If characters can play double-roles can have 6.)

2) Have minimal set/light requirements.

3) If required, play can be rehearsed/performed effectively by virtual means.

4) 20 to 30 minutes long.

5) Blocking of the play can be rearranged by the Director to meet social distance guidelines.


MONOLOGUES

1) 10 to 15 minutes long.


Complete the Entry form below and send it with your play submission to mine4godproductionsllc@aol.com in pdf or Word document. form before the deadline of January 31, 2021.


2021 CBTF ENTRY FORM

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