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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Talking Stick Festival seeks first nations art projects

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Deadline: May 31, 2018

Artists Submission Info

Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2019 Talking Stick Festival. Both established and emerging artist submissions from all areas of the performing arts are welcomed to apply.

Project in Development

The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and are seeking artistic support or guidance. Follow the instructions below and apply now to present your work in the “Development Series”!

Write a cover letter
Obtain two (2) Reference Letters
Submit a twenty (20) minute video of your Project in Development
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: May 31, 2018.

NOTE: Out-of-town artists are encouraged to pursue travel funding opportunities and include details of this in their applications.

Submission form

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Going To The River Festival 2018

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GOING TO THE RIVER (GTTR) is now accepting submissions for the Going To The River Festival 2018. The GTTR Festival 2018 will be at Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) in New York City in July 2018.

The Festival will consist of never produced full-length work and short plays.

REQUIREMENTS:
One full-length, new, never produced play AND/OR
2 ten to 20- Minute, never produced short plays

 The plays must be by women of color and by playwrights who live in the New York Tri-state area.
Please be mindful of cast size.
The submission deadline is April 12th, 2018, at 11:59PM EST

Only e-mail submissions addressed to director@goingtotheriver.com will be considered.

 To be considered: submissions should be in the form of one PDF document and organized as follows:

Page 1: Cover page to include:
The title, The playwright’s name, address, city, zip code & phone number
Page 2: a biography of the playwright
Page 3: Character Breakdown
Page 4: synopsis of the play
Page 5: begin the body of the play

 We are sorry we are unable to take phone calls.  You may address inquiries to: director@goingtotheriver.com.

 Plays selected will be notified by June 1st, 2018

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Reclamation 2018 Plays written by and about Elders of Color

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MORDECAI HISTORIC PARK was one of the largest plantations in eastern North Carolina. on July 21 we will present works by and about elders of color on the front steps of the original big house.  These works will be read by local performers and the playwrights themselves.

Are you playwright of color over 50? Are you a playwright with a short play or monologue about elders of color? We want to present your work! Check out the call for works!

We are seeking 3-10 minute plays and monologues written by or about elders of color on the theme of "reclamation". We are defining elders as age 50 and older. These pieces will be performed on July 21, 2018 at Mordecai Historic Park in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mordecai Historic Park was once one of the largest plantations in Eastern North Carolina and the production will be staged on the front steps of the original big house.

Pieces should be original, previously unpublished works with 5 characters or less and minimal tech.You must have the rights and permissions for any unoriginal material in your piece.

Compensation is $50.

To submit, please send an email to MOJOAApac@gmal.com with your name and phone number in the body of the email and attach your piece. All submissions are due by April 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EST. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours and notified about the acceptance of your piece by May 15, 2018. Email questions to MOJOAApac@gmail.com.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Fade To Black Play Festival

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We are seeking 10-minute plays for our upcoming season.

Submission indicates you have read, understand and consent to the rules and guidelines.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
  • Submitting author must be an African-American/Black playwright and the sole owner of the copyrighted work.
  • Submission form must be completed before emailing your play.
  • Play must not be previously produced.
  • “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. *Staged readings 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.
  • Play must not be published.
  • “Published” - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.
  • Play must not exceed 8-10 minutes.
  • Plays that exceed this time frame will be disqualified.
  • Play must be submitted in pdf format.
  • Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only minor accommodations of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
  • No more than three (3) submissions per playwright are accepted.
  • The playwright may choose any theme or subject matter they desire.
  • Play must not be a musical.
  • Play must not be written for children or youth.
  • Play must not be a re-submission from previous Fade To Black festival seasons.
  • Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age to submit.
REMEMBER!
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100.00.
  • Selected playwrights will have their play produced in front of a live audience.
  • Submissions open February 1.
  • Submission deadline is April 1.
  • Playwrights will be announced no later than May 1.
  • Email your submission in pdf format. Email address: submissions@wmgellc.com
  • Email header should read: Submission: Fade to Black. Your name. Title of play.
  • Your play should include cover pages including your name, contact information, title of play as well as any character descriptions or pertinent details you have regarding the play.

  • For more information, please contact Denise O'Neal at sdoneal12@yahoo.com

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Native American New Play Festival 2018

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Now accepting full-length play scripts written for the stage (60 pages or more)

The Oklahoma City Theatre Company annual Native American New Play Festival is at the heart of our regular season offerings. We invite Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations and Indigenous Mexico playwrights to submit full-length scripts (60 pages or more) written for the stage from an Indigenous perspective. All themes and topics are welcomed. Plays may focus on historical or present-day issues. We are especially interested in plays that center on an Oklahoma tribe and tribal history within the state.

Selection Process: Full length plays are evaluated by a panel comprised of Native American theatre artists and invested community members. The panel will select 2-3 plays for a staged reading during the festival based on originality, theatricality, and execution. Finalist will receive a staged reading with actors and a director during the festival weekend events.  An audience talk back will follow the readings. A fully realized production will be awarded to one of the staged reading finalists and showcased as the featured production the following festival year during the Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s regular season.

Submissions will only be accepted electronically in either Word or PDF format.  Scripts must conform to industry standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered). We welcome plays that have had previous workshops and productions within the last five years. Please include a production history if applicable.  Include a title page with full contact information, (mailing address, phone numbers, Email address) a draft or revision date and a character breakdown at the beginning of your script. Please provide a biography of 100 words and provide a photo of at least 300 dpi.  Please label all attachment as follows:  Title of the play Author’s Last Name, First Initial.

To submit upload your submission materials at: mayatorralba@gmail.com

Deadline for the 2018 9th Annual Native American New Play Festival submissions is midnight February 15, 2018.

**Please note we only accept submissions written for the stage by Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico artists.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Pan Asian Rep NuWorks 2018

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Pan Asian is now accepting submissions for our 2018 NuWorks 1-week performance.

Performing June 12-18, 2018 in Studio Theater at Theatre Row. NuWorks presents a wide range of new work from emerging artists who dare to explore different genres and techniques.

Submission Guidelines

• News works (solo or duo show preferred) that is fully rehearsed and READY to perform as only one rehearsal in May/June.

• Work can be any style (comedy, drama, cabaret, musical, dance, experimental, etc.) at 15-45 minutes in length.        

• Work previously not presented in New York City is preferred.

• Shows should be low tech (no projections), high quality in content, and provide own props and costumes.

• We are looking for a diversity of voices, does not have to reflect contemporary Asian American themes.

• Pan Asian will provide artist stipend, rehearsal, theatre space, and marketing/PR.

To Apply
Please submit a one-page resume (of each collaborator), title, synopsis and developmental history, script, and list of tech needs. Please submit the materials in PDF format to info@panasianrep.org.

If you have any questions, email us at info@panasianrep.org.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 

Artists will be notified by Thursday, March 15, 2018

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Rising Circle Theater Collective is accepting applications for INKtank Cycle 9

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Rising Circle Theater Collective is now accepting submissions for INKtank (Cycle 9), an intensive play development lab for playwrights of color.  INKtank is a 12-week lab for 3-4 writers of color who will focus on the rewrites of a new play.  Under the facilitation of INKtank alums, Raquel Almazan (La Esperanza, or The Hopefulness) and Monet Hurst-Mendoza (Lilia, Veil'd), INKtank writers will be invested in the revision process of their own work and of their fellow lab writers, with a shared intention of honest feedback and rigorous pursuit of artistic goals.

The final drafts of the INKtank plays will be presented at PlayRISE, a culminating festival event where the selected works receive a public reading.

Applicants must submit the following by Friday, January 12, 2018:

One full-length script that you would like to work on during the lab (Please note: we are not accepting one-character plays or musicals).

Resume.

A one-page artistic statement explaining your personal rewrite goals, what you feel are the strengths of the script, and what you would like to focus on for the piece during the developmental process.  Please include the developmental history of this piece, including past and/or upcoming readings and presentations of the play.

Finalists will be contacted for an interview in early February.  Applicants MUST live in the tri-state area to be considered.

Each play MUST have the following in order to comply with our culminating project vision:

•  In line with Rising Circle's mission statement, plays should give voice to the unheard stories of people of color.

• First drafts of full-length scripts. (We will accept scripts in raw and early stages of development.)

• 5-ACTOR maximum. (No exceptions. If your play has more than 5 characters, the text must support double casting.)

• We strongly encourage submission of plays that have an urgency to speak to the current social, political and cultural times.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

•    Lab meets for 12-consecutive Sundays, starting Sunday, February 25, 2017.

•    Each session is 3-4 hours, where pages are read and discussed (one hour per playwright).

LAB REQUIREMENTS & GOALS

• INKtank playwrights are expected to attend all weekly lab meetings, and participate in post-reading discussions by providing constructive feedback for fellow playwrights.

• Each playwright must read the selected scripts prior to the first meeting.

• Each playwright is responsible for generating new pages weekly (5 page min, 20 page max)

• Each playwright is expected to participate in 2 midpoint readings. The first midpoint reading consists of reading solely the first act after the first few meetings among the group. After 6 weeks, there will be a second midpoint reading of the rough draft of entire script with actors.  Playwrights will continue to refine their drafts for another 6 weeks, culminating in PlayRISE.

CULMINATING EVENT: PLAYRISE FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

• A week of public readings of all plays in early June, 2018 (final dates to be determined during INKtank).

• All playwrights will receive an honorarium.

• Playwrights are expected to attend each reading to support their fellow lab members, and participate in any panel events that are scheduled during PlayRISE.

All submissions must be made via Submittable by Friday, January 12, 2018. For further questions, please contact info@risingcircle.org. Visit www.risingcircle.org to learn more about Rising Circle Theater Collective.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Submissions are open for the Black Repertory Company

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Submissions are open for the North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2018-2019 main stage season. To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

 Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2018-2019 Script Submission

 In the body of the email, include the following:

  • Play Title
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Bio
  • Contact Info
  • Character Breakdown
  • Set Description
  • Production History
  • Short Synopsis
  • Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
610 Coliseum Drive
Winston Salem, NC 27106

Monday, November 13, 2017

ARIZONA THEATRE COMPANY’S 2018 NATIONAL LATINO PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Submissions are now being accepted for Arizona Theatre Company’s (David
Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) 2018 National Latino Playwriting
Award.

The award is open to all Latino playwrights living in the United States, its
territories or Mexico. Scripts will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of
theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff and the winner will be
notified by Aug. 1, 2018.

Submission procedures:
• Submit a single script via U.S. mail.
Scripts must be postmarked by Nov. 15, 2017. Title page should include the
play’s title, author’s name and contact information including phone number,
mailing address and email.
• Include a cover letter of no more than one page describing the play’s
developmental history and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career
trajectory.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish or only Spanish. Spanish language
and bi-lingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.

Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced and not currently under
option at the time of submission. Full-length and one-act plays on any subject will be
accepted. Minimum length is 50 pages.

The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will
not be returned. Playwrights retain intellectual property rights and any rights to the play.

Manuscripts should be mailed to:
National Latino Playwriting Award
Attention: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave.
Tucson, Ave. 85701
For more information, contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in-Residence at
info@arizonatheatre.org. For more information about Arizona Theatre Company, visit
www.arizonatheatre.org.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Call for Unproduced Latin@ Plays

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Submission Deadline: Sunday, October 15, 2017

The 50 Playwrights Project (#50PP) is currently soliciting unproduced plays by Latin@ playwrights for our second annual 50PP’s Best Unproduced Latin@ Plays List. We are compiling a list of unproduced plays that theatre companies should be producing. Only plays that will be unproduced as of March 1, 2018 are eligible.

#50PP Script Guidelines:

* The script is a work by a Latin@ playwright.

* The script is an original full-length work.

* The script can be in English or Spanish.

* The script cannot have been produced before March 1, 2018.

* Playwrights can only submit one script.

Submission Information:

*Playwrights must submit their script in a PDF file via email by Sunday October 15, 2017 before midnight CST, with the submission information requested below. Playwright information, including name, should not be included anywhere in the script. We only accept blind submissions.

*In addition to the script, please submit (in a separate PDF file): Playwright name, email address, phone number, title of play, a 100-word overview of the play, and a brief autobiography/playwright background.

*Selected plays will be announced in late-February 2018.

*E-mail submissions to: 50Playwrights@gmail.com

Thursday, October 12, 2017

2018 Van Lier New Voices Fellowship

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Application Guidelines

VISION

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program is a critical component in The Lark’s acclaimed portfolio of fellowships. The portfolio is designed to engage a diverse community of extraordinary playwrights—at various places in their careers—who represent, collectively, a contemporary national vision. The Lark believes that targeted support to early-career playwrights from underrepresented backgrounds is essential to a culture of equity, access and inclusion, and a national theater that represents the vibrancy of our collective cultural voices. Van Lier New Voices Fellows will be in residence at The Lark as part of a community of artists at various career levels from across the country and around the world, gathered to explore and illuminate the most important issues of our time.

DESCRIPTION

The Lark is accepting applications for the third round of its Van Lier New Voices Fellowship program, supported by The New York Community Trust’s Edward and Sally Van Lier Fund.

The Van Lier New Voices Fellowship supports playwrights of color under 30 who demonstrate financial need. During a year-long residency, Fellows will work on multiple artistic projects through an individually-tailored program of Lark play development programs, and form relationships with other theatermakers at various career stages from all parts of the world. The Fellowship includes a cash award of $15,000, plus up to $3,000 in health insurance premium reimbursement, along with access to a wide range of Lark resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support.

In the 2018 cycle, the Lark will award two Fellowships.

Applications will be accepted from August 15 to October 31, 2017.
Selected fellows will be notified in early December 2017.

The 2018 Fellowship period begins January 1, 2018 and ends December 31, 2018.

ACTIVITIES

Fellows will:
Work with Lark staff to identify individual artistic goals for the fellowship year, toward generating and developing new plays through a series of Lark programs appropriate to those goals;
Meet, collaborate, engage and work with a community of other professionals in the field, including playwrights, directors, actors, agents, producers and other industry leaders as appropriate;
Participate in and/or observe a variety of Lark’s play development processes, whether on or offsite, including retreats, workshops, readings, etc.;
Receive support for the advancement and advocacy of work generated during the Fellowship year, along with continued access to Lark development programs beyond the fellowship period.

FINANCIAL AWARD

Fellows will receive:
$15,000 fellowship stipend
$3,000 health insurance stipend
Please note that the fellows will receive a Form 1099 for the 2018 calendar year and be responsible for their own taxes.  Both stipends are taxable.

ELIGIBILITY

Fellowship applicants must:
Be legal residents of New York City;
Identify as playwrights of color under the age of 30 at the time of application;
Not be enrolled in a college, conservatory or advanced training program during the fellowship period;
Not be a previous recipient of a Van Lier fellowship at The Lark or any other organization;
Demonstrate financial need; and
Make a case for how the Fellowship and participation in The Lark’s community would promote transformative artistic and professional growth.

APPLICATION:

Please submit:
A cover sheet, including your name, address, date of birth, phone number, and email address.
A current artistic resume, along with one personal or professional reference (listing the referee’s title or institutional affiliation, along with their phone number and email address). Referrer may be an artistic collaborator, professor, or educator familiar with you and your work;
A one-page Artistic Statement that describes (1) where you feel you are in your creative and professional life; (2) career goals; (3) a proposed strategy for using the Fellowship’s resources towards those goals;
A one-page Description of Financial Need, describing current income, expenses, and any outstanding financial commitments (such as student loans or other debt), including a statement on how the fellowship stipend might be used and why it would be transformative.
A ten (10) page sample of recent work that best represents you as a playwright (Sample may be an excerpt or self-contained 10-minute play). Finalists will be asked to submit a recent full-length play as additional support material.
Finalists will be notified in November.  Selected fellows will be announced in December.

Applications may be emailed in MS Word or PDF to VanLierNewVoices@larktheatre.org

Electronic submissions are encouraged.   Mailed submissions can be sent to: The Lark, Attention: Van Lier New Voices Fellowship, 311 W. 43rd Street, Suite 406, New York, NY 10036.  Applications are due October 31, 2017.

If you have accessibility questions about the application process please contact Accessibility Coordinator Megan McClain at meganm@larktheatre.org or (212) 246-2676 x222.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Camargo Foundation residency


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The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for mid-career/established African-American and African playwrights.

Four participants from the United States and four from the African continent, all of whom are interested in the intersection and interaction, whether historic or contemporary, between the United

Eligible applicants have an interest in the African diaspora as an influence and factor on their craft, work, and thinking.

• Eligible applicants are established or mid-career artists who assume primary responsibility for creating the texts of theatrical productions and/or performance. This program recognizes that practice is increasingly interdisciplinary (including performances that embrace a combination of live theatre/dance/film, for example), can include both spoken and musical work, and can assume different scales and forms (from solo performances to story telling to large scale theatrical spectacle). This program is designed for artists who play a primary or exclusive role in creating the text component of live theatrical or performance work where spoken language is a critical and primary component, whatever the scale and form. Text creators of course may play additional roles, such as directing, designing and/or performing without compromising their eligibility. Actors, choreographers, designers, directors, etc who have not been a primary creator of texts, however, are not eligible to apply.

• Eligible applicants have had at least three different texts/plays fully produced for public audiences.

• If prior grantees of the Camargo Foundation, Jerome Foundation or National Endowment for the Arts, eligible applicants have successfully complied with all reporting requirements, including (where applicable) submission of all required final reports.

• Students enrolled in undergraduate or graduate degree programs at the time of application are not eligible to apply.

• Eligible applicants are at least 21 years old at the time of application.

• Work developed during the residency may be in any language. In the interests of Camargo’s interdisciplinary, multicultural community, eligible applicants are able to communicate well in English. A basic knowledge of French is useful, but not required.

Applications must be submitted no later than October 19, 2017 (midnight Paris time). Late applications will not be reviewed.

Applications should be submitted via Submittable and can be accessed at: https://camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit Applications must include the following:
1. Proposal Name;

2. Proposal Summary (up to 100 words): a brief summary of the proposed project or possible areas of research that you would like to engage in during this exchange;
3. Proposal Narrative and Relevance of Resources (up to 1,000 words): please describe in detail any proposed project or possible areas of research you would like to engage in during this exchange. Please articulate specifically how the resources provided by the Camargo Foundation will support your proposed project or research;
4. A rationale (up to 300 words) for wanting to participate to the program (up to 500 words): please describe how your work expresses an interest in the African diaspora as an influence and factor on your craft, work and thinking; 

5. A current CV, including a list of plays fully produced, with year of first full production; 

6. Work samples, either in the form of written work sample, audio recording, or video. Recent work is strongly encouraged, but applicants should feel that the samples represent fully accomplished and finished work; works in progress are strongly discouraged. All work samples should be drawn from work created in the last five years. All panelists will read at least 10 pages of all scripts and/or view up to 5 minutes of a recording. Applicants who choose to submit a full script or longer performance tape should specify which 10 pages (or 5 minutes) the panel should read (or view), and attach a short description. The applicant must be the primary creator of the submitted sample. Student work is not acceptable.
7. Two references: submitters whose applications manage to get to the final stages of review might be asked to provide recommendation letters from their referees at a later stage.

Technical questions about the application should be directed to <apply@camargofoundation.org>.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Native Voices seeks full-length plays by Native American writers

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For Full-Length Plays

Deadline: September 22, 2017

Native Voices is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays (60+ pages) by Native American writers addressing all themes and topics.
2018 Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays

The retreat and festival brings artists to Los Angeles to work on 3–5 plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 8–10 days in May/June. The retreat culminates in public presentations of the plays at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles and La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego. Selected playwrights receive directorial and dramaturgical 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 September 22, 2017 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 five plays for the Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. Playwrights will be notified in December 2017.

A Note About the Native Voices Distance Dramaturgy Process

Months prior to residencies at the Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays, 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 his/her own developmental path. Selected playwrights should be prepared to dedicate adequate time to this process prior to arriving on-site.
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. 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 (in Word or PDF format).

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

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Blackboard Plays submission guidelines

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We are looking for new work by Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora that tell stories of the Black experience.

Why Blackboard: With a home in Manhattan's Chelsea, your featured reading will be in a gorgeous townhouse setting, Nancy Manocherian's the cell, complete with a mini reception and followed by a 20 minute talk-back. Additionally, we will record a podcast interview with you.
Please fill out the form before below and upload 10 pages.


Thank You for your interest in Blackboard Plays, devoted to the stories of Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Answer the questions below, upload your play and the donate the optional submission fee.

We will contact you regarding your submission within 1 month.

A Note: PLEASE ONLY SUBMIT 10 PAGES of dialogue that best represents your play. You will also be submitting a synopsis so we will know what the entire play is about. If interested in moving forward, we will request the entire script.

Any questions: info@blackboardplays.com

Since 2008, Blackboard has been devoted to Black playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Join us every 2nd Monday of the month @ the cell our home in Chelsea's Manhattan where we have been incubated as a resident series @ the cell.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

NEWvember Dublin New Play Festival

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NEWvember is a festival of rehearsed readings of new plays that will take place over four days at Belvedere House in Dublin’s city centre. There is no fee for submissions and all plays are read blind of name or gender by our panel. The spirit of NEWvember is to provide a dynamic, interactive and comfortable place where writers can hear their plays read by professional actors and discuss their work and creative process. The first six festivals, co-produced with Tangent Theatre, took place in the historic village of Tivoli (in upstate New York).
  • submitted plays should be previously unproduced (we will consider plays that have had readings before but are still in development)
  • plays should have a cast size of 2-8
  • plays should have a running time of 30 to 120 minutes
  • we will only accept one submission per writer each year
  • we are interested in plays from playwrights based in Ireland, and Irish playwrights around the world
  • we ask that the writers of the chosen plays attend the reading of their play towards its further development and to be present for a post-reading Q&A with the audience
  • there is no fee for submissions
  • while we are open to all styles and subjects, we do have a preference for narrative and character-driven stories. Plays will be selected based on their originality, range, production potential, narrative quality and emotional resonance
  • your play must be submitted as a PDF without the writer’s name, email or other identifying marks on any page throughout the script, and should include a character list. Please ensure the file name of your play matches the name of the play e.g. theweir.pdf
  • The window for submissions opens Thursday June 1st 2017.
  • The closing date for submissions is Friday June 23rd 2017 (12 midnight GMT).

Please note that these criteria will be applied strictly and any submissions made after the closing date or not following the submission guidelines will not be considered. In addition, our festival’s reading panel will not be able to provide feedback on specific plays or on the status of your application.

The writers of the plays that have been shortlisted will be contacted in early September and will be asked to send any updated version of their play, as this will be the final version considered and the version read at the festival if chosen.

The invited plays will be announced in October.

CASTING: Please note – the chosen plays will be read by an ensemble of actors, each performing roles in multiple plays in the festival. While we will endeavor to provide the best match of cast for each play that is read, in terms of characters’ listed ages/ethnicities, we also need to form an ensemble to best cover the entire range of the festival’s program. We appreciate our playwrights’ understanding of our ensemble-based casting.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Talking Stick Festival 2017

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2018 Talking Stick Festival. We welcome artist submissions from both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts.

Project in Development

The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and are seeking artistic support or guidance. You can apply to present your work in the “Development Series” by following the instructions below:
  • Write a cover letter
  • Obtain two (2) Reference Letters
  • Submit a twenty (20) minute video of your Project in Development
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 14, 2017.

NOTE: Lastly, out-of-town artists are encouraged to pursue travel funding opportunities and include details of this in their applications.

Monday, May 29, 2017

MOJOAA Performing Arts Company is seeking 3-­10 minute plays and monologues written by men of color

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MOJOAA Performing Arts Company is seeking 3-­10 minute plays and monologues written by men of color on the theme of "reclamation" to be performed on August 12, 2017 at Mordecai Historic Park. Mordecai Historic Park was once one of the largest plantations in Eastern North Carolina and the chosen production will be staged on the front steps of the original “big house”.  

Pieces should be original, previously unpublished works with 5 characters or less and minimal technical needs. You must have the rights and permissions for any unoriginal material in your piece.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is $50 and publishing.

SUBMIT: To submit, please send an email to MOJOAApac@gmail.com with your name and phone number in the body of the email and attach your piece. 

All submissions are due by May 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. 

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours and notified about the acceptance of your piece by June 15, 2017.
Email questions to MOJOAApac@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Talking Stick Festival 2017

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Full Circle: First Nations Performance is accepting artist submissions for the 2018 Talking Stick Festival. We welcome artist submissions from both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts.

Project in Development

The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and are seeking artistic support or guidance. You can apply to present your work in the “Development Series” by following the instructions below:
  • Write a cover letter
  • Obtain two (2) Reference Letters
  • Submit a twenty (20) minute video of your Project in Development
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JUNE 14, 2017.

NOTE: Lastly, out-of-town artists are encouraged to pursue travel funding opportunities and include details of this in their applications.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

MOJOAA Performing Arts Company is seeking 3-­10 minute plays and monologues written by men of color

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MOJOAA Performing Arts Company is seeking 3-­10 minute plays and monologues written by men of color on the theme of "reclamation" to be performed on August 12, 2017 at Mordecai Historic Park. Mordecai Historic Park was once one of the largest plantations in Eastern North Carolina and the chosen production will be staged on the front steps of the original “big house”.  

Pieces should be original, previously unpublished works with 5 characters or less and minimal technical needs. You must have the rights and permissions for any unoriginal material in your piece.

COMPENSATION: Compensation is $50 and publishing.

SUBMIT: To submit, please send an email to MOJOAApac@gmail.com with your name and phone number in the body of the email and attach your piece. 

All submissions are due by May 31, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. 

You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours and notified about the acceptance of your piece by June 15, 2017.
Email questions to MOJOAApac@gmail.com.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

I AM SOUL Playwright Residency

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The annual I AM SOUL - Playwright Residency program recognizes Black playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and excellence in the theatrical field. Alongside NBT’s Theatre Arts Director, the selected playwright will develop a new play during the eighteen (18) month residency. The program provides the playwright with a stipend [pending funding], administrative and dramaturgical support, in-house readings, and one 29-hour workshop. This process culminates with a Workshop Production in NBT’s following season.

TO APPLY: 

Using the subject line I AM SOUL - PLAYWRIGHT’S RESIDENCY, send an email to submit@nationalblacktheatre.org as a single PDF document, containing the following elements, arranged in this sequence:

AN APPLICATION COVER SHEET with the following information presented in clear format:

NAME
COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS HOME PHONE, OTHER PHONE EMAIL ADDRESS
PLAY TITLE
PLAY SYNOPSIS

If you are represented by an agent at that time of applying please make us aware and let us know who that agency is.

A WRITING SAMPLE: One full-length play that is at least 50 pages in length and has been written only by the applicant (no co-written submissions will be accepted). Please identify 20 pages that you would like for the panelists to read. Please note that the panelists are only required to read these pages. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting. The submitted play should not have the playwrights name attached to it as the committee reads the plays as a blind submission.

Answer these following questions:
a. What inspires you and your work? [250 word max]
b. How important is collaboration within your process? [250 word max]
c. Why this residency now? Incorporate three goals you wish to obtain after going through a process like this. [500 word max]

A PLAYWRITING RESUME [listing all readings, productions, awards, commissions, etc.]

If Playwright is chosen as a finalist they will be asked to submit a one page single spaced proposal outlining ideas, story and/or subject matter they would want to focus their residency on creating. This must be a NEW play.

Name the application packet file with your last name followed by soulapp [Example: application packet sent by Jane Smith = Smithsoulapp.pdf)

Email your application packet by May 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm. No late applications will be accepted.
Receipt of application materials will be confirmed via email.

DEADLINE & IMPORTANT DATES

Applications must be received by: Finalists will be notified on: Recipient(s) will be notified on: Residency term:

May 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm
June 10, 2017
July 13, 2017
September 1, 2017 - March 31, 2019

QUESTIONS
Contact:

NBT Application Manager submit@nationalblacktheatre.org
CC: kimbra@nationalblacktheatre.org

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