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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the free festival site for voting by viewers. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. 
There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! Deadline: April 15. 2021. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Misfits Break the Ritual Commission

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Deadline: March 1, 2021 12:00 PM EST

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Calling all creators: writers, directors, designers, songwriters, technicians, developers, instructors, magicians, chefs, sound engineers, etc. If you create something, you’re who we’re looking for.

About the series: BREAK THE RITUAL was developed out of a challenge we set for ourselves: “In light of current circumstances: how might we bring our mission to life?” (with a main principle of creating community within an experience). The intent of the series is to collectively process the moment we’re living in through our relationship with daily rituals culminating in an experience designed around (or for) that ritual.

About the submission process: this is a PAID opportunity ($500 for each creative lead, per cycle). This is for three different cycles to be produced over the course of 2021 (with the first cycle being produced in mid-April). Applicants must be no younger than 18. You do not have to be a writer (just a creator in some form). If your concept is virtual, you do not have to be located in NYC. You can submit as an individual or with up to one collaborator (note that if you’re submitting as an individual we may explore commissioning you with another individual applicant). We’ll be closing submissions by 12:00 pm ET on March 1st, and conducting interviews in the weeks following (the earlier you submit, the better). We’re looking for starter ideas, not a fully fleshed out concept as we’ll be collaborating with you on refining the final concept (and developing and shaping it along the process).

More about BREAK THE RITUAL: We’re not creating Zoom readings, rather experiences that creatively engage audiences in processing the moment we’re in. We’ve designed this as a rapid-generation commission, time-boxed with limited drafts and limited rehearsal. We’re not going for polish—we’re producing in a spirit of prototype and experimentation. Here are some design principles (and how they showed up in our beta cycle at the end of 2020):

1/ Break into a ritual and consider the audience experience as a build on that ritual
[for our beta test cycle: we created an experience around cooking dinner]

2/ Explore a central question/theme
[for our beta test cycle: our creative leads set out to explore the question of “what does it mean to be alone in quarantine?”]

2/ Co-build the process with the creative leads
[for our beta test cycle: we created a process and a timeline in collaboration with the creative leads]

3/ Engage a community in the development process
[for our beta test cycle: we hosted three “listening sessions” (a hybrid between a focus group and a brainstorm with 3-4 participants) which the creative leads used as inspiration and fodder for the content of the experience]

4/ Create an experience no longer than 60 minutes and no shorter than 5 minutes
[for our beta test cycle: we commissioned a “cookalong experience” that was 60-minutes end-to-end (the time it took to cook the recipe) that had (1) a host introducing the experience, (2) a 20-minute scripted “Zoom date” with recipe preparation built into the script so the audience could follow along, (3) a facilitated discussion coming out of the zoom date where audiences got to connect with one another while their recipe cooked on the stove - by the time the experience came to a close, audience members had a prepared dinner]

6/ Learn and listen; prototype and iterate
[for our beta test cycle: we led with a spirit of experimentation, willing to try different approaches at each test performance]

7/ Build rapidly
[for our beta test cycle: our playwright submitted only two drafts and our creative leads collectively delivered a completed experience within a month, hosting 4 60-90 minute rehearsals (table work, refinement, dry tech, full tech) and 2 performances]

8/ Bring our audience engagement thinking to life
[for our beta test cycle: we worked closely with a playwright and director to build a full experience around the script they created guided by our methodology and principles for audience engagement]

9/ Do it live
[for our beta test cycle: our playwright created a script that explored many realities that came up for the participants of our listening sessions (e.g. race in America, bigotry, online Zoom dating, Tiger King, binge-watching TV shows, unemployment, quarantine, etc.)]

10/ The experience should be live
[for our beta test cycle: we did every performance live, cooking and all]

About The Misfits: The Misfits is dedicated to creating bold theatrical events that push the boundaries of what audiences have come to expect from traditional theatre—experiences that invite social connection and provoke deeper conversation. NYC-based. 501c3 nonprofit. Reimagining the audience and artist experience. Past development work: Bro Lyfe by Justin Kuritzkes (2016, reading), House Plant by Sarah Einspanier (2018, workshop). U.S. Presenter of Oh Heroine How I Love You (2019) at NYPL at Jefferson Market and Consulting Producer of the world-premiere of Sarah Einspanier’s House Plant (2020) at NYTW Next Door. www.themisfitstheatre.org

Monday, February 22, 2021

L Smith New Play Festival

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Deadline: March 12, 2021 12 noon 

SUBMISSION FORM

Both 10-minute and full length plays can be submitted by Friday, March 12th at noon and five 10-minute plays and one full-length play will be selected for virtual performance; with playwrights being notified by April 1st if their script has been chosen. The festival will take place via Zoom on Thursday, May 6th and Friday, May 7th and in addition to performances, playwright Charly Evon Simpson will give a keynote on Thursday night. Cash prizes will be awarded for the audience favorite 10-minute play and to the playwright of the chosen full-length script.

All scripts should follow standard play formatting and should be submitted as PDFs with contact information on the front page (including email, phone and snail mail address) and only play title and page numbers on the following pages. 10-minute scripts cannot be longer than 10 pages and the full-length play should be between 70-90 pages.

Due to a focus on accessibility, there is no entry fee for the contest. Once the cap of 100 scripts has been reached, submissions will be closed; therefore, no more than 2 submissions per playwright will be read.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Jakespeare Virtual Theatre Company's Summer Shorts Ten-minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 1, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: They apparently had an unmentioned 100 play cap and submitters are being told their work cannot be accepted because the 100 play maximum has been reached.


Before submitting your work(s), please make sure they adhere to the following requirements:

​Please do not submit any plays longer than what would translate to approximately 10 minutes when performed.

While music within a play is possible, we will not consider any musicals.

Your play cannot have been performed virtually before.

You may submit more than one work.

Please submit your play in PDF format only.

Plays must be conducive to the virtual theatre format. The simpler the sets (or not sets at all!) and costumes/effects, the better!

Plays with 3-5 actors is preferred.

Gender and racial flexibility for characters will give your play a better chance of being selected.

We will consider plays from any genre and of any content matter.

Your work will be read by at least 3 panelists.

Once all plays are read, the panel will select --at most -- the top 10 selections.

The selections will be posted on our Facebook page no later than 5/1/21.

The show is scheduled for two performances in July 2021.

To submit your work, please CLICK HERE.

Friday, February 19, 2021

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 12 PM EST

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical to be recorded and presented as a staged reading in their Spring 2021 Amplified Currents Festival of the Arts, which will be held online, April 17th-25th, 2021. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Length: One-Act
Genre: Any
Playwright Location: United States
Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2021 12PM EST
  • Piece should be no longer than 75 minutes long
  • Have a cast no larger than 10
  • Should be actor/story forward
  • Should incorporate music in some way 
  • Should be unpublished and have limited or no production history 
  • Should include a character breakdown as well as a brief synopsis
NADIA is committed to investing in the work of and supporting artists who have been historically excluded in the arts, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. BIPOC writers and creatives are particularly encouraged to submit. 

Please note: There are no submission fees, nor is there a fee to be a part of the festival. This is a paid opportunity, and all artists involved will receive a stipend for their time and talent. 

Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the in-person recording process, which will take place in New York, NY in the beginning of April.

NADIA is a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to coordinating the research, development, and implementation of industry-wide anti-discriminatory practices. NADIA supports a diverse group of project leaders and artists who are looking to think critically and discover new ways to produce culturally conscious art in order to develop practices that are equitable, inclusive, and sustainable.

For more information about NADIA, submissions, or our past work, visit www.nadiaconnects.org or reach out to nadiaconnectsinfo@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS 2021

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Deadline: March 31, 2021

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s 2021 New Works Festival Play Submissions are now open! Cincinnati LAB Theatre is planning its eighth producing season and is now accepting submissions to fill staged reading slots for its New Works Festival in the summer of 2021. It is our hope that we will be able to produce theatre in-person in July of 2021, but if we are still unable to do so due to COVID-19 we will hold our New Works Festival completely remote again to protect the health and safety of our artists as well as our patrons.

To be considered for a staged reading a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 30 minutes in length. 

Only plays with no more than 6 characters will be accepted. 

Playwrights must be available to be present for at least 50% of the workshop/rehearsal process and during at least one performance. 

Submissions will be accepted December 11, 2020 through March 31st, 2021. 

Submissions will be accepted by emailing a script to cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com

Please attach the script to the email as a portable document file (.pdf) or as a Microsoft Word file (.doc). In the body of the email, please include the playwright’s full contact information and a short synopsis of the play being submitted. Furthermore, if the play has been previously workshopped and/or had a staged reading, please provide all the pertinent details of the workshop and/or reading. 

Please feel free to contact one of the artistic directors directly by emailing us at cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.comif you have any questions for concerns. 

We are looking forward to reading your pieces!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Studio Players Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 2, 2021
or until 300 entries are received

Studio Players, Kentucky’s Oldest Community-Involved Theater, located in Lexington, is proud to announce their Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, to be performed in July 2021. This event is growing yearly, with vibrant public response and Donor/Sponsor support.

We are looking for 7 strong plays to feature so, once again, we are holding a competition. This competition is for 10-minute plays only; it is open to any playwright. There is NO submission fee. The judges will be members of the Studio Players theater community: board members, directors and patrons. The rules are simple and are as follows:

1. Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.

2. The play must be a 10-minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long (dialogue). If it’s a monologue/one-person piece, it should come in under 10 pages).

3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10-page script.

4. To be considered, each script must be received by March 2, 2021. 

5. The contest is open to the first 300 entries received.

6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts and video recording and presentation of their scripts. (Given the ongoing and fluid situation with covid-19, we are planning to offer the Play Fest as a virtual/livestream production. However, this doesn’t change what we’re looking for in terms of script submissions)

That's it! The top 7 scripts (as determined by the judges) will be performed by active members of the Bluegrass theater community. Each play will be a fully realized, virtual production; each performance showing all winning scripts. The 7 Selected playwrights will each receive $200 in prize money.

All entries should be sent to: sweftdart@yahoo.com with "10-min play fest" in the header.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NEW YORK CITY* Playwrights

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS, an “OUTwrite” Series, a part of the 2020-2021 Fresh Fruit Festival. Application deadline is Monday, March 8, 2021. 3 to 4 plays will be selected for presentation in Spring 2021. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions. Jump-To-Submission-Form

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive a $100 stipend toward their expenses.

*New York City regional artists who have temporarily relocated due to the Coronavirus epidemic, or for workshops, jobs, etc., please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs & the New York City Council.

WE WILL PROVIDE:
  • Stipends, adjusted accordingly if you also incur Union performing-artist expense.
  • Limited Virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.
  • Dramaturgical advice upon request for specific problems.
  • Technical Advice and Training on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consultations based on your early virtual rehearsals. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for attendees.
  • A full-color program, both printed and in a free PDF-file format, made available online.
  • Area-wide advertising, with an option for National advertising upon request.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:
  1. A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” reading of NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life
  2. A Director AND a Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical awareness needed in the Virtual format).
  3. All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and graphic arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBTQ world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We advise diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and cultures.

Please submit a recent draft of the work in progress with a synopsis & full cast breakdown; a basic bio; and if you like, a description of your goals and concerns with this current work.

Saturday, February 13, 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

Friday, February 12, 2021

29th ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

SUBMISSION VIA SUBMITTABLE

Every June, The Blank Theatre produces the 12 best plays by playwrights ages 9 to 19, chosen from a nationwide competition. In the past 28 years, we’ve produced 345 plays by these young writers. Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

Nowhere else in the nation can young playwrights receive the prize of seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production featuring known actors from film, television and theatre. The plays are crafted by seasoned professional directors and each is given several public performances in a month-long Festival.

Submissions are accepted from January 11 to March 15, 2021 and the 12 winning plays will be produced by The Blank in Summer 2021.

The Blank Theatre Young Playwrights Festival is a 29-year-old nationwide playwrighting competition for writers ages 9 to 19. Beginning in 2020, YPF transitioned to producing for a digital until we can safely return to in person production. Whether 2021 will be digital or in person remains to be seen, but winners still get access to some of the industry's best writers for mentors, as well as top tier professional directors and actors!

The 12 best plays are chosen by a panel of theatre professional from submissions across America. No other national competition awards young playwrights with seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production.

Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

DEADLINE: Submissions must be postmarked or submitted by March 15, 2021.
FEES: There are NO fees for submitting your play(s).
ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2021; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement. If submitting online each playwright MUST submit a copy of their play with their own contact information.
CONTENT: Original plays and musicals on ANY subject and of ANY length.
LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team. PLEASE SUBMIT EACH PLAY SEPARATELY.
FORMAT: All script pages must be numbered and must be in Word or PDF format.
COVER SHEET: Online submissions should include a cover sheet with: Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth, Age, School Name, E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.
NOTIFICATION: We will contact Festival Competition winners in April 2021.
PERFORMANCE: Winning plays will be performed in the Festival in Los Angeles in June 2021.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Blue Pearl Theatrics - A Monologue Festival Competition & Short Film

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Deadline: March 1, 2021

Are you a writer that's willing to take an audience down the rabbit hole?

Seeking Submissions for Corruption Inc. – A Monologue Festival Competition & Short Film

CORRUPTION INC. is a powerful two-fold project encompassing an exciting and exclusive livestream monologue festival competition and culminating in a critically important theatrical short film featuring a series of chosen monologues which will be produced and showcased on various digital platforms and submitted to film festivals across the country.

PURPOSE:

This project was conceived based on the need to open the conversation to encompass all points of view regarding the current state of society, and the emotional & mental impact it has on us as a whole. We hope that this project will help us listen to each other, enlighten, and ultimately come together.

CONCEPT:

Living in America has a unique set of challenges. Living in America during the last 12 months has been even more of a challenge.

Although the Media and freedom of the press was formed and protected under the Bill of Rights in an effort to inform American citizens of activities and events with accuracy and impartiality, promote transparency in government and politics and expose corruption in business and government practices, some would suggest it has become a perversion of itself and almost omnipotent in its power to affect perception and general constructions of truth.

The Media – whether Magazines, Newspapers, Internet, Television, Radio, or Social Media Platforms – is one of the most influential factors shaping the opinions and viewpoints of what people believe life and culture to be.

Every day the media tells us who we are, who we should be, who we're not, what we should think, and how we should feel. As a result, many of us take on narratives and identify with them as if they are our own. Though, many of these narratives do not truly belong to us, the majority of people will go along with the media's conditioning out of fear, oblivion, exhaustion and/or a host of other reasons.

However, there are a growing mass of individuals who bravely go the other way, who ask questions, who challenge the status quo, who refuse to blindly accept the stories they've been told to live. The monologues requested are about these outliers.

We are looking for bold playwrights & writers who willconfidently write about today’s controversial topics.

Each monologue should have all of the elements of great storytelling, and be original.
The piece should be no longer than 8 minutes, and be written in the first person narrative.

We want to take the audience on an emotional journey with ebbs and flows from the character's first person perspective as they tackle challenging topics such as the one's listed below.

1. Do government restrictions/lockdowns impact the constitutional rights of the people? What about small business owners?

2. Can mask and vaccine mandates be a violation of someone's right to govern their own body? Do citizens lose those rights during a crisis? If so, is this ethical?

3. Has the media become an antagonist by only permitting a one-sided, limited narrative that purposely shapes the information we consume and serves to divide?

4. Has the Media purposely created exaggerations and false delusions about individuals or events to sway a particular audience or group of people? Should they be held accountable?

5. Has the Media contributed to the loss of culture, tradition and history in the country? Is that important? Do Americans truly care whether the media is reporting the truth or not? How do you know if the media is reporting the truth or not?

6. Has the media participated in the conditioning African-Americans and minorities throughout their lives to feel inferior? Has Media narrative formulated depictions that stigmatize various groups of people? Has that helped to divide us? Could the very people who are in opposition be more similar than they realize?

7. Could social media be distracting people from critical thinking, individual thought and reaching their highest potential? Does social media disconnect us from each other and reality?

Is freedom of speech being compromised? When social media platforms remove posts and censor individuals, does it infringe upon a person's constitutional right to free speech? Are we in danger as a society of losing those rights? Have we become unable to decide what's best for us as a society so that it is necessary for someone else to decide for us?

We know what the official media narrative says about these topics.

  • How is your character's outlook different?
  • Does your character question or disagree with the way these issues are presented by the media? Why?
  • How does your character feel about the media?
  • How has it impacted her/him?
  • Does he/she feel that there is unbiased, neutral reporting taking place in the present day? 
  • Are regulations ethical? Why or not? 
  • What are the psychological, physical, emotional, and mental effects of consuming media regularly? 
  • How have the current events impacted your character’s relationships with family, friends, neighbors and/or fellow citizens?
  • Why do we care?
  • How is this relevant?
  • How can this story empower and/or enlighten others?

**NOTE: We are looking to hear various perspectives from people and characters of different generations, cultures, nationalities, genders, ethnicities, citizens of socialist & capitalist countries, the LGBTQ community and everyone in between. We would like to evoke conversations that make people think and come to their own conclusion of what "the truth" is.


MONOLOGUE FESTIVAL COMPETITION GUIDELINES:

This project is a livestream monologue festival, and competition, ultimately resulting in a theatrical short film featuring a series of monologues which will be produced and featured on various digital platforms and submitted to film festivals.

CORRUPTION INC. Livestream Festival Competition will premiere at The Nubox located at John DeSotelle Studio, Spring 2021. Dates TBA

For immediate consideration, please email submissions@bluepearltheatrics.com.

Place "CORRUPTION INC. Submission" in the email subject. You will be notified if selected.

The monologue must be original and unpublished.

The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2021.

Maximum number of submissions accepted is 100.

Selection Process:

10 monologues will be selected by a professional theater committee, and voted upon by audience majority at the festival performances.

The top 6 monologues will be featured in the short film, and receive a $100 cash prize.

CORRUPTION INC. Film release TBD. The project will be filmed on location in New York City, NY.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance Student Directed 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: February 5, 2021

Boone, NC, USA

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is looking for ten-minute plays in a zoom setting to be performed by the directing class of Spring 2021. We are looking to find new playwrights who are interested in having their works produced in an academic setting for a 3000-level undergraduate class. There is no application fee. 
 
These plays will be performed and recorded via zoom and available on a password protected website to showcase the actor's and directors hard work in the academic setting. No royalties will be paid for this production, but playwrights are encouraged to register for the event if their script is chosen in order to see their produced work. 

10-minute plays 

Drama, comedy, tragedy, other 

Cast size: 2-3 

At least 50% female, non-binary, non-gender specific

Scripts written specifically for zoom (plays that have been adapted to this setting will be accepted.)

Plays selected will be produced by the undergraduate directing class via Zoomfor academic purposes. 

Plays will be recorded and available on a website for department students, faculty, staff, and friends and family of the directors and actors during the first week of May 2021. 

Playwrights' information will be displayed on the website. 

Access to the website will be free, but registration will be required. 

No royalties will be paid for the plays selected.

Send plays to appstate10minuteplays@gmail.com

Submit in .pdf format

Please include a title page with play title, casting break down, playwright'sname, contact information

Playwrights will be notified of selections in late March

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Undiscovered Countries' Infinite Festival

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Undiscovered Countries' Infinite Festival is an ongoing series of new and developing live art, performing every other month. The festival was founded to create a space for artists to show in-progress work without paying for production, and for audiences to see that work without paying for tickets.

Goodbye Blue Monday, Brooklyn Fireproof, Quinn’s NYC, and The Infinite Festival has now presented 50 consecutive monthly or bimonthly showings at various New York venues, including our current home at Bizarre Bushwick. Over one hundred emerging artists have worked with Undiscovered Countries to produce their in-development works, which have gone on to productions at Dixon Place, Tom Noonan’s Paradise Factory, and the PIT.

We are currently accepting submissions for the March 2018 show, and to future shows on a rolling basis.

To submit a piece, send a proposal to undiscoveredcountriesfestival@gmail.com or fill out the form

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Nextfest 2021

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Deadline: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

The Nextfest Arts Company invites interested emerging artists to submit for Nextfest 2021. Nextfest is a multi-disciplinary emerging arts festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada running June 3- 13, 2021.

Below are the submission forms for Theatre script and projects at Nextfest 2021.

Please read the following before submitting your project or script.

The Nextfest Arts Company defines emerging artists as:
  • any artist within the first ten years of their career
  • an artist who is NOT represented by any organization or union (ACTRA, EQUITY, IATSE, PGC, DGC, ADC, etc.)
  • an artist who is NOT represented by an agent or agency
If accepted as part of the festival, projects and scripts will be presented at one of the following three levels:
  • Reading – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwrights, actors reading scripts for an audience, talkback after a performance
  • Progress Showing – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced with limited tech for the audience reading and talkback after the performance.
  • Full Production – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced will full tech and multiple performances

PITCH A PROJECT

General Theatre Project Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

This submission form is to be used for projects which would be considered for the main stages but do not use traditional theatre scripts – ie: Sketch Groups, Improv Groups, Cabarets, Comedy, Performance Art, Poetry, etc.

To submit a script please fill out this form: Theatre Mainstage – Pitch A Project Submission Form

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…
Any documents related to your project
CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
A short bio of the lead project artist
SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Theatre Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing a presentation, or full production.

To submit a MainStage Project please fill out the following form: Theatre Mainstage – Submit a Script Submission Form.

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…
Any documents related to your project
CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
A short bio of the lead project artist

Questions, concerns, queries about submitting? Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it? Submitting a script and need some guidance? Hit me up and we’ll chat! Contact Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca

Friday, January 8, 2021

Triangle Rainbow Productions Gay Play Fest 2021

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Deadline: January 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Triangle Rainbow Productions artistic director Anthony Joseph is currently accepting submissions from Playwrights for their first annual Gay Play Fest 2021. Because of our current situation the festival will live stream via zoom on February 27th & 28th. Each play will be scheduled for both dates at 3:00pm. Running order will be worked out before your tech rehearsal. All submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes running time and no less than 10 minutes. All plays must be LGBTQ themed, or have at least one gay character written in the script. 

The best play only will receive a $300.00 stipend.

All Playwrights accepted into the festival will be expected to promote the festival via social media and invite friends to watch their plays. Actors should also promote and invite friends to watch. There will be a minimal charge to register for the zoom link.

There is no entry fee for Playwrights to submit their plays and no fee to participate. You may submit one or two of your best short plays. If space becomes available some Playwrights will be asked to produce both of their plays. Each Playwright must cast and produce their own plays. You are responsible to find your own directors. All plays should have virtual backgrounds selected by their directors or creative team. No play will be allowed to run if they do not use virtual backgrounds. Each play will be given a tech time of one hour via zoom with the artistic director a few days before the festival opens. The best play will be selected by audience votes as well as the artistic directors choice.

Festival will run Saturday & Sunday February 27-28, 2021 @ 3:00pm and will run approx 2 hours. Please submit all plays in PDF format. All plays must be legible and formatted neatly! Deadline for submissions is January 17, 2021 @ 12:00pm est. Send all submissions to: theaterproductionsnyc@gmail.com

Monday, January 4, 2021

Reverb Theatre Arts Festival

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Deadline: January 5, 2021 11:59 PM EST

SUBMISSION FORM

Reverb is a space for artists with disabilities ages 16+ to devise and share new works of theatre on a virtual platform.

This application form includes the following sections:
  • Applicant artist information (details about you)
  • Artistic submission (the performance piece or script you are submitting)
  • Acknowledgements (details about the festival and your participation)

Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must be people who identify as artists with disabilities. We seek to include as wide and diverse a range of artists as possible. People of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants must be age 16+. 
  • Applicants must submit a draft piece of theatre based on creative prompts around the theme of Connection: Performance pieces (original monologue, spoken word, dance* or music selection*) must be 5 minutes maximum. Scripts must be 5 pages maximum. 
  • Applicants must be available for Festival and meeting dates, listed below.

*Dance pieces must be performed to original music. Music selections must be original work. Contact reverb@roundabouttheatre.org if you have any questions.

Reverb’s Timeline:
Monday, November 30, 2020 through Thursday, March 25, 2021 
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
  • Announcement of Selected Participants: Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Kick-off Community Meeting for Participants and Collaborating Artists: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
  • Artistic Collaboration Period: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Mid-Point Community Sharing for Participants and Collaborating Artists: Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
  • Rehearsal and Recording period: Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Recording Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
  • Virtual Festival Screening: Video available from Monday, March 22, 2021 onwards
  • Artist Talkback: EST Evening of Thursday, March 25, 2021 

Please reach out to reverb@roundabouttheatre.org for any accommodations needed for this application form.

Applicants selected to participate in the Festival will receive a stipend of $850.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Breaking and Entering Theatre Collective PEA FEST 2021

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Deadline: January 7, 2021

Applications and Submissions for PEA FEST 2021 are Officially Open!

Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective is excited to announce that applications for our second Pre-Emerging Artists Festival or PEA Fest are now live! 

PEA Fest is an opportunity for Pre-Emerging theatre artists to collaborate with their artistic peers in meaningful way, in an environment that respects their skills and talents, while financially compensating them with a small stipend. This year the festival will take place online and allow for additional developmental time as we mold performances designed and created for the new medium of digital theatre. 

We are looking for generous collaborators who are passionate about their craft and comfortable working with new text that is still in development.

We will be accepting piece submissions, as well as applications for directors, designers and stage managers through January 7th, 2021. Applications can be found at this link https://www.bethtrco.org/festival

Submit an original script, performance piece or choreography sample; or apply to work with us as a Director, Stage Manager or Designer!

Applications and Submissions will close midnight on January 7th, 2021.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

University of Miami Online New Play Festival

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

With a goal to provide online performance opportunities to our Conservatory BFA Theatre majors and our BA Theatre majors while also providing the learning experience for them to interact with new work and playwrights, the University of Miami is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works in the Spring semester of 2021. The Theatre Arts Department normally produces 4 productions a semester in two on-campus theaters. However, due to the restrictions and health concerns of COVID 19, we hope to expand our students learning opportunities by working on pieces which have been written, conceived, or re-conceived for an online Zoom platform. In return, we hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell their stories in a different and unique manner while benefiting from working with the department’s very talented and disciplined students.


The Plays:

* Should run ideally 10 to 30 minutes

* Should require approximately 4 to 10 actors

* Should ideally be performed with limited Zoom production elements

* Will be rehearsed for 1 to 2 weeks and and taped on Zoom or similar platform

* Will be directed by UM Faculty or professional guest directors

* Will be provided with a UM Student Stage Manager

* Will require the online participation of the playwright with rewrites encouraged

* Should be submitted as PDFs with title and author and contact info

Submissions will be accepted thru Dec.20, 2020. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Making a submission does not guarantee a reply. If we are interested in producing your play we will contact the playwright. A $50 stipend will be awarded to each playwright in the festival.

Questions may be emailed to Michael Bush, Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, mxb1530@miami.edu.

All submissions must include a resume and both should be emailed to sandra.palvarez@miami.edu

Sunday, December 13, 2020

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

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Deadline: December 15, 2020

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival honors new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors.

The festival endeavors both to recognize playwrights for their outstanding work and to provide a resource for universities across the country to identify dynamic plays with robust roles for college-aged actors for production at their institutions.

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of primarily (or exclusively) characters in their teens and twenties.
  • A mid- to large-sized cast (i.e., at least five actors, preferably at least ten).
  • Significant representation (in both number and quality) of roles for female-identifying actors.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous full production. Workshops and readings are fine.

Finalists for the festival’s top prize will receive airfare and housing to participate in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival on the campus of the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University in the summer of 2021. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the prize will be announced at the end of the week-long event.

The winning play will receive:
  • A world premiere production in the 2021-2022 Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance theatre season.
  • Consideration of the play for publication by Concord Theatricals, the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection.
  • A meeting for the playwright with new play acquisition staff at Concord Theatricals.

Submissions for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival should be submitted by December 15, 2020, to:

Kitt Lavoie
Artistic Director
The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

lanfordwilsonfest@semo.edu


Please include “Lanford Wilson Festival Submission” in the subject line.

Submissions should include .pdf copies of:
  • Complete script
  • Brief synopsis of the play (100-250 words)
  • Character breakdown, including ages
  • Author(s) bio (100-250 words)
  • List of previous readings and workshops (if applicable)

Saturday, December 12, 2020

IRONDALE ON WOMEN FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: December 21, 2020

During the month of March, when women are celebrated and honored all around the world, Irondale hosts the On Women Festival, giving female-identifying artists the platform to celebrate their own experiences. Created in 2018, each iteration of this festival has been different and unique, just like the creators and the shows that are part of it.

For next year’s festival, we have the challenge of re-imagining how to offer good theatrical experiences to our audiences, that are relevant to today’s world, and that are safe for everyone involved. And we must do things differently as well, to make sure we’re uplifting and empowering the voices of marginalized artists.

The 2021 edition will be a hybrid format, with in-person performances, live and pre-recorded videos, and Irondale will work closely with a diverse group of artists to help curate the festival and moderate the Artists Exchangepanel discussions.

WHAT WILL THE FESTIVAL LOOK LIKE?

MAINSTAGE: two different theatrical productions that will be selected with the assistance of a diverse group of curators. The plays will be performed and recorded at The Space at Irondale (with the possibility of a limited live audience for the recordings) and streamed online at specific dates and times, followed by virtual talkbacks with the creative team of each production. Selected Shows will be compensated with a $1,000 fee. (Accessibility: Closed captions)

NEW MEDIA STORYTELLING: this category is open for video submissions of short pieces (between 10-25 minutes) that present elements of theatrical storytelling. All videos will live on an online platform and the audience will vote on their favorites. This category will not be curated but we will offer four money prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Popular Vote, and Curator’s Pick). We want to make sure we’re giving an alternative for people who don’t feel safe leaving their homes, or artists who are developing work using new media, or even artists who are in different places in the world.

ART BUFFET: live online performances that are flexible in style and genre such as, but not limited to, improv, music, performance, scripted monologue. All content must be original (or an original adaptation), and artists may choose to perform solo or with one other person. These performances will be curated and we’ll select up to 10 pieces.

ARTISTS EXCHANGE: lead and moderated by our Guest Curators, each one of the three conversations will have a theme or topic for discussion, and guest panelists. Audience members will be invited to participate by asking questions or sharing opinions.

We are looking for female-identifying artists that show great passion for their work, and that are able to coherently justify why their work is so important now. Irondale makes no distinction based on ethnicity or cultural background.

Do you want to be part of the festival? Read the Submissions Package and submit your work!

If you have any questions, please contact onwomen@irondale.org.

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