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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Ohlone College Seeks 10-minute Musicals for 2020 Playwrights Festival

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Deadline for submission: December 3rd, 2019

Festival dates: May 7, 8, 9, 2020 in the NUMMI theatre in the Smith Center at Ohlone College.

Submission guidelines:

Musicals must be 10-minutes in length.

2-5 characters.

All musicals chosen will receive a fully produced production by Ohlone College’s Student Repertory Theatre Company.

Financial arrangements:  No fee for submissions. Playwrights will receive royalties of $100 if their musical is chosen for the festival.

Submissions can be emailed to: PlaywrightsFestival@ohlone.edu
*Please include your bio, short character descriptions, and a brief synopsis of the musical.
*Please send all info in a doc or pdf.
*Please let us know if you have tracks for the music available.

About the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival
The aim of the festival is to cultivate plays and musicals from professional and emerging playwrights and composers that speak to our college students and contribute to fostering the next generation of theatre artists.

About Student Repertory Theatre Company
Student Repertory Theatre Company is a class that produces the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival.  Student Rep is comprised of student directors, producers, actors, designers, and crew—budding talent for the future growth in theatre.  First-time and more experienced theatre students are given the opportunity to create a full theatre ensemble geared toward producing live theatre.  Student Rep introduces all aspects of theatre to new students and is a space for experienced students to hone their skills and craft.

Past Playwrights and Composers include:
Jake Arky, Rick Bassett, Rachel Bublitz, Ron Burch, Eugenie Chan, John Franceschini, George Freek, Pamela Weiler Grayson, Anne V. Grob, Tanya Grove, Phillip W. Hall, Grace Hoffman, Brett Hursey, Stephanie Hutchinson, Richard Lau, Jeffrey Lo, David MacGregor, Karen Macklin, Kayla Martinez, Paul McCormick, Philana Omorotionmwan, Adriana Palangio, Owen Panettieri, Anthony R. Pezzula, Syche Phillips, Jordan Ramirez Puckett, Lisa Ramirez, Joni Ravenna, Jacob Marx Rice, Robin Lynn Rodriguez, Nick Saud, Mercedes Segesvary, Bridget Grace Sheaff, Gaby Simpson, Cleavon Smith, Aurin Squire, Max Tachis, Peter Tamaribuchi, James Anthony Tyler, Victor Elán Vasquez, Leah Nanako Winkler

For more information, please visit:
https://www.ohlone.edu/theatredance/20172018/playwrightsfestival

Saturday, November 16, 2019

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL

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UPDATE!!!  SOOP to NUTS Short-Play Festival moved to FEBRUARY!
We have received many submissions for our festival, but a number of you expressed concerns about the short turn-around time.  We agree and have decided that in order to ensure our first festival is a successful one, we will move it out to February.  The new dates are February 14th - 29th!  We will hold ALL of our current submissions for consideration for a spot in the new schedule - if you have already submitted and DO NOT wish to have your play considered for the new time-line, please email info@sooptheatre.org and let us know!  See below for the updated details:

FESTIVAL DATES:  February 14th - 29th, 2020 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.

NUMBER OF PLAYS:  There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH:  one-act plays no less than ten minutes, no longer than thirty minutes.

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions must be made by playwrights, age 18 or older, who live in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

FEES:  there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee.

LANGUAGE: plays must be submitted in English.

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted  to info@sooptheatre.org  Playwrights should also include a brief bio of their writing accomplishments. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL HARD COPIES of anything!

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS:

If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) of your piece.  SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be.  You are also responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected some free rehearsal time in our studio space (schedule TBD), as well as a tech opportunity in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props.  A list will be made available to all participants.  That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:

1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semifinalists will be chosen.

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Feb 14 - 16) OR the second weekend (Feb 21 - 23).

3. Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *5 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipient from ALL the evenings will be the fifth finalist).

4. The five finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Feb 29th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

DEADLINE:  All scripts for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN December 20, 2019!


Thursday, November 7, 2019

CTC Playwrights Showcase

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Nelson Hall Theatre is proud to announce its premier self-produced new play festival. We are dedicated to young emerging playwrights in the state of Connecticut and therefore have
organized the “Connecticut College Playwrights Showcase!”

Submissions are open (until November 30, 2019) to all college students living in Connecticut and to those who have graduated college in CT in the past 5 years. Each playwright may submit two plays of 1 hour or less in length. Only the first 100 submissions will be accepted.

If selected your script will get one show night in the month of January as part of our showcase and one tech rehearsal that will be held one week before your premier.

Requirements are below.

Personal:
-College student in CT, or recent (within 5 years) graduate of a CT college
-Bio in email
-City of residence in email
Script:
-PG-13 language
-No pyrotechnics
-Drama/Comedy preferred
-Stage teardown must be done in 2 hours or less
-Suitable for 55+ audience
-Meet organization standards for moral conduct, according to the mission of Nelson Hall/Elim Park
Others:
-Self-produced (email us with questions)
-Less than 100 word play synopsis in email
-Tickets sales profit will be split 50/50 between Nelson Hall Theatre and producing playwright
-No sets may be screwed, nailed, or glued to our stage
-We accept QLab
-Plays must not have been professionally produced before (this is your World Premier but past academic productions are okay)
-2 submissions per playwright
-Send a blind script in PDF format
-If selected, you will receive 1 reserved seat for yourself at each show as well as 4 other reserved seats at your own performance
Please research us before submitting.

Email your submission to Tgadomski@elimpark.org

(You will receive a verification email that
may go to junk/spam; accept it or your submission will not be received.)

EMOS Playwrights Festival 2021

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Hosted by Emory University, Theatre Emory, and The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory, Atlanta, Georgia

  • First-Place Award: Cash prize and professional production
  • Second-Place Award: Cash prize and possible workshop production or concert reading
  • Honorable Mentions: Public reading

Deadline: August 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT 

The Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) Ecodrama Playwrights Festival was founded in 2004 by Theresa May and Larry Fried in order to foster new dramatic works that respond to the ecological crisis, and explore new possibilities for being in relationship with the more-than-human world. EMOS calls for new plays that focus on current and historic environmental issues, and enliven and transform our experience of the world, inspiring us to listen better, and instilling a deeper or more complex sense of our ecological communities.

Thematic Guidelines
In general, we are looking for plays that do one or more of the following:
  • Engage the personal, local, regional and/or global implications of man-made climate change.
  • Put an ecological issue or environmental event/crisis at the center of the dramatic action or theme of the play.
  • Critique or satirize patterns of exploitation, consumption, or other ingrained values that are ecologically unsustainable.
  • Expose and illuminate issues of environmental justice.
  • Explore the relationship between sustainability, community, and cultural diversity.
  • Interpret community to include our ecological community; give voice to the land, or elements of the land; theatrically examine the reciprocal relationship between human, animal and plant communities, and/or the connection between people and place, human and non-human, culture and nature.
  • Grow out of the playwright’s personal relationship to the land and the ecology of a specific place.
  • Celebrate the joy of the ecological world in which humans participate.
  • Offer an imagined world view that illuminates our ecological condition or reflects on the ecological crisis from a unique cultural or philosophical perspective.
  • Are written specifically to be performed in an unorthodox venue such as a natural or environmental setting, where that setting is a not merely a backdrop but an integral part of the play. 

EMOS 2021 specifically encourages submissions which also:

  • Engage with cultural and social impacts of man-made climate change.
  • Offer or complicate ideas of urban resilience.
  • Expose and/or grapple with ecological violence and/or “slow violence.”
  • Examine ecological/climate/environmental justice issues specific to the Southeast United States.

Evaluation Process

A Reading Committee composed of theatre professionals and Emory University students will read and evaluate each script blind in relation to the guidelines above, as well as theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will be read by at least two readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read again until a short list of five finalists is created. Those five plays will then be read by a panel of distinguished theatre artists and the artistic director of Theatre Emory, who will select the winning plays.

Submission Specs

Entries must be original plays that have not received a professional production (readings and workshops are okay) and have not been published. They should be written primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) in English and address the thematic guidelines listed above. We will not consider ten-minute plays, one-act plays (unless they are longer than 30 minutes), and musicals (though we love them, we cannot accommodate their production for this festival).

Submissions will be judged blind. Uploaded scripts should not include the author's name, representation, or any identifying information.

Your script should be saved as a PDF, use a 12pt font, have 1-inch margins minimum on every side, and numbered pages.

Include a brief synopsis and a cast breakdown.

Only one submission per entrant.

Submissions must be received by August 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm EDT.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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You can take the "gal" out of Galentine's Day, but wouldn't you rather take the gal out ON Galentine's Day?

VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS is a short play festival that celebrates lesbian love through the ages.

Whether it's a time-honored tale of girl meets boi, or a pulpy piece about women in the shadows who whisper their love, we're seeking character-driven romances that explore connection and affection, emotion and devotion.

For the purposes of this play festival, Sapphrodite is the goddess of love.

Other than that, we're open to anything: firsts, lasts, in-betweens; fix-ups, mix-ups, break-ups, make-ups; gal pals, lady friends, lover girls; historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy.

So put your heart in the "write" place and submit to VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS, curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin and presented February 14-16, 2020, at The Martin in Chicago.

Guidelines

Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary.

Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 4 characters.

Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration.

Send your scripts in PDF format to allisonfradkin@aol.com with "Violet Surprise" in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to that address.

The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019.

Playwrights will be notified of our selections by January 1.

About Violet Surprise: Founded in 2019, Violet Surprise is a lesbian-feminist theatre company devised by director-producer Iris Sowlat and playwright-actress Allison Fradkin. Their mission is to present new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of lesbian, trans, and genderqueer theatregoers.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2020 Writers’ Competition

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The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its nineteenth year.

It performs at the end of August, on each of the Arundel Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – for example, in a community hall, a restaurant, a football club or Arundel Jailhouse.  An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2018 Theatre Trail plays.

The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, both from the UK and beyond.

Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2020 Trail from November 2019.

Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects.

All entries should be submitted to Drip Action Theatre Trail 2020

c/o Arundel Festival
Town Hall
Maltravers Street
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 9AP

Entries must be received by 31st January 2020. There is no reading fee.

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail).

Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned.

Our reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at our Theatre Trail launch in May 2020.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.

For further information call 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Campfire Theatre Festival

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WE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR NEVER-BEEN-PRODUCED SCRIPTS BY EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS.

We define “emerging” as a playwright that has not had more than two professional productions or a published script.

"Never been produced" means plays that have had small readings and workshops are fine, but plays that have been previously produced or published are not accepted.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please email us at contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com with details.

We will accept full length plays that are more than sixty pages, less than one hundred and twenty pages, and may have an intermission.

  • We currently cannot accept musicals. 
  • We can accept children's plays. 
  • e will accept plays of any genre. 
  • Each playwright may submit ONE play.


WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR TWO PROGRAMS:

OUR STAGED READING SERIES AND OUR SPARK PROGRAM.

The Staged Reading Series accepts plays by emerging playwrights and offers them a fully staged reading at our festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2020.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:

Your play will be assigned a cast and director.

You will receive a stipend of $100 for a selected full-length play.

Campfire Theatre Festival is not currently able to provide playwright travel stipends for the Staged Reading Series; however, if a selected playwright can provide their own travel to Boise for the festival, all efforts will be made to assist with housing.

The Spark Program accepts plays by emerging playwrights for a twenty-hour workshop process that culminates in a reading at the festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2020.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:

Your play will be assigned a cast, a dramaturg and director.

You will receive a stipend of $100 for a selected full-length play.

You will receive airfare and housing for a week in Boise, Idaho.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2019. 

We will accept the first 350 full-length plays and close submissions when we receive that many, even if it's before the deadline.

THERE IS NO FEE TO SUBMIT FOR CAMPFIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL.

ANY PLAYS SUBMITTED NOT-BLINDED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL NOT BE READ.

If you have previously had your work selected for Campfire, please observe a one-year hiatus before submitting again.

Please do not submit plays you have previously submitted to Campfire.

Playwrights will need to submit an info form, a resume and a full blinded script.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING GOOGLE FORM TO SUBMIT:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOr8AmNBRtdB_2wXLfa7VZedhkp1Z3h59Jmm7n52G55Ryk-Q/viewform

Thank you and we look forward to reading your play! Please direct any questions to our Literary Manager Sam Hamashima at contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com

Saturday, November 2, 2019

2020 Inge Festival New Play Lab

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The New Play Lab at the annual William Inge Theater Festival is a partnership between the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College.

The 5th Annual New Play Lab seeks to connect 20 playwrights with the national theater community through during the 39th Annual William Inge Theater Festival, May 13-16, 2020.

Selected playwrights receive a professional public staged reading of their play, feedback from national theater artists regarding their submitted and selected script, exclusive playwriting masterclasses with master playwrights, and full access to all private and public festival events including meals.

The festival is proud to honor the two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, Lynn Nottage with the 2020 Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award.

Interested playwrights are invited to submit a 10 minute or one-act play (up to 30 minutes, limited to four physical actors) to be included in the New Play Lab, Call for Plays.

Applications due by midnight on Nov. 15, 2019

Notification by Jan. 15, 2020

Selected playwrights receive:

  • A professional staged reading of their play with an audience.
  • Feedback on their play facilitated by national theater professionals.
  • Exclusive playwriting masterclasses taught by Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master playwright (TBD) and the Inge Festival Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theater Award Winning playwright (TBD).
  • Opportunities to meet with theater professionals from across the country.
  • VIP passes to all festival events
  • Meal vouchers to enjoy William Inge’s Hometown.
  • The submitted plays will be blind reviewed (the playwright’s name will not be revealed) by a nationwide panel of theater professionals.


Playwrights may submit either a 10-minute play or one-act play, limited to a 30 minutes read time (not page count). (Submissions longer than 30 minutes will be disqualified).

Plays must not require more than 4 physical actors. The play may be designed to have actors play multiple roles. If that is the case, doubling must be indicated in the character list.
Character list must include character breakdown as well (age, race and gender for the purpose of casting).

Plays must be submitted in a PDF format.

Plays must not include the author’s name nor contact information anywhere within the script.

Playwrights may only submit one play per festival.

Plays must be submitted through the following online form: https://kansascaic.submittable.com/submit/96278/new-play-labhttp://ingecenter.org/play-lab-call-for-plays/

Attend

Playwrights are required to attend the festival.  If you cannot attend, you are ineligible to apply.

Each playwright is required to attend the Dramatists Guild Playwright Masterclass and the New Voices in the American Theater Award Winner Masterclass.

Each playwright is required to attend the reading of their play during the Play Lab. More details will be sent out to those accepted.

Travel, transportation, and lodging.

For pre-planning purposes, selected playwrights should at least plan to attend Wednesday afternoon May 13, through Saturday evening May 16.
Each playwright is responsible for their own travel, transportation, and lodging needs. Local lodging information will be shared with those accepted. (Complementary transportation to and from the Tulsa Airport is available upon prior arrangement.)

Conference Fees.

Selected playwrights conference registration fee is $225. Playwrights are responsible for their own conference registration fees.

Benefits
Professional Public Reading

Playwrights will receive a professional public reading of their play, as well as feedback from national theater artists.

Exclusive Masterclasses

The Play Lab Playwrights receive at least two exclusive opportunities: attending a Dramatists Guild Playwright Masterclass and the New Voices in the American Theater Award Winner Masterclass.

Festival Celebration

Play Lab Playwrights will have full access to four days of all public and private festival events, including the 2020 award and tribute to the honoree, the other play lab readings, productions, social events, workshops, panels, meals, and more

ApplicationGuidelines

  • All applications must be submitted online: https://kansascaic.submittble.com/submit/96278/new-play-lab
  • All scripts must be submitted in PDF
  • Your title page may not have any identifying information -- no author name or address -- or it will be disqualified.
  • Give your script file the name 2020 + TITLE (for example, 2020 Bus Stop).
  • Limit script length to a 30 minutes read-time - not page count. (Submissions longer than 30 minutes will be disqualified).
  • Character list must include character description as well including age, race and gender relevant for casting.
  • Applicants must enter a short synopsis of their play as it might appear in the Play Lab program. (Maximum 100 words.)
  • Applicants must enter a summary of how they think their play would benefit from a Play Lab reading and panel response. (Maximum 200 words).
  • If you have any questions about the residency program, feel free to email program coordinators directly: info@ingecenter.org 

You can also learn more on the festival website.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Women's Work Festival 2020

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Our call for submissions for WWF2020 is now open! We are open for submissions for our 14th Women's Work Festival that will be taking place March 9-12 2020 in St. John's Newfoundland Canada.

To apply, submit an electronic copy of the following before midnight on November 1st, 2019:
- A letter of application, including a little about your history as a playwright and what your goals would be for the workshop and reading time provided by the festival. Please include your telephone number, email address and mailing address.
-A full draft of your play. The length of play is up to you but we do not accept submissions of partial drafts.
-A short synopsis of the plot (1-2 paragraphs).
-A cast list with full breakdown of characters, including indication of double casting possibilities

Send documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to womensworkfestivalNL@gmail.com (put 'WWF20 Submission' in the subject line). Applications will be juried by a reading committee of at least three members. Please note that the Women’s Work Festival does not provide feedback on submissions. All applicants will be notified by email before Christmas.

Women's Work Festival gratefully acknowledges the funding support of Canadian Heritage,  RCA Theatre, Arts NL, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of St. John's. 

FutureFest 2020

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Festival dates: July 17 – 19, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, October 21, 2019

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts for young audiences

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Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) with strong female characters that are geared toward young audiences (under 12).

Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, that do not require complicated sets or costumes and that fit our mission.

This is open to playwrights in any geographic area.

NO FEE.

Selected plays will be produced as part of a festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner in early February.

Electronic submissions only, please.

Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable) and full script to Maria Burnham at scripts@ghostlightensemble.com.

Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Script Submission: [play name] - [playwright name]

The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2019.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Between Us Productions 8th Annual Take Ten Festival

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Between Us Productions is seeking 10 minute plays for the 8th Annual Take Ten Festival going up in April 2019. The winner of best play will win a cash prize and a workshop of  a longer play produced by Between Us Productions. This is a competition style, self-producing festival. While there is no fee to submit, there is a participation fee.

To submit, email your play to betweenusproductions@gmail.com by October 31st.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

DUAF festival seeks plays

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

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
1. Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email
2. Photo of playwright
3. Synopsis of theatrical work
4. Complete script of theatrical work
5. Estimated running time of work
6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available
7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: www.duafnyc.com

Saturday, October 12, 2019

University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance 10-Minute Play Festival

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The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2020 is open for submissions.

Deadline: October 15, 2019

Nine selected 10-minute plays will receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded Jose Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus. This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional. One selected submission will receive a productions.

Submission rules:

  • Scripts will only be accepted until October 15, 2019. The list of winning plays will be announced in November.
  • We will accept only one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8 - 12 pages and run roughly ten minutes. (Page count does not include the title page.)
  • Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30 or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.
  • Previously produced plays are not eligible.
  • Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.
  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.
  • Nine winning plays will receive productions in the Jose Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2019.
  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries.


Plays must be submitted via email to uhouston10playfest@gmail.com There should be no identifiable information in the script. Your email should include all of the following information:

  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number your email address


Any questions contact uh10playfestquestions@gmail.com

Friday, October 11, 2019

2020 Ignite! Festival of New Plays

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We are currently accepting submissions for our 2020 Ignite! Festival of New Plays (St. Louis MO).

Please email plays to Becks Redman, The Rep's Producer of New Play Development, with the subject “Ignite! Festival Submission.”

In the body of the email, please include:

• A brief synopsis of the play

• The workshop history of the play you are submitting

• A brief personal bio

SUBMISSIONS MADE UNDER THESE GUIDELINES...

May be sent to Becks Redman, producer of new play development, by email.

BREDMAN@REPSTL.ORG

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Criminal Queerness Festival 2020 seeks plays

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

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

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

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

Submission Criteria

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

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

How to Submit

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

The email must include:

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

A character breakdown

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

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

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Raven Short Play FESTIVAL

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UPDATE: Due to overwhelming response, submission deadline has been changed to September 30.

Raven Short Play Festival is an original short-play competition hosted by the Raven Players of Healdsburg, California.

THEME:  for the first festival THEME is “Love Bites” original works that generally focus on the joy, heartbreak, humor and/or tragedy of any type of love

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  October 15, 2019
FESTIVAL DATES:  2/28, 2/29 AND 3/1/20 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater

PRIZES: Winners will receive $100 prize; 2 free festival tickets; recognition in festival program ad publicity

NUMBER OF PLAYS IN FINAL PRODUCTION: There will be 15 plays in the final Festival Production

LENGTH:  10 to 20 pages in length (max 20 minutes in duration)

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions made be made by anyone who wishes to submit, from anywhere in the world.  Up to three plays per playwright may be submitted

FEES:  no submission fees to playwrights

LANGUAGE:  plays must be submitted in English

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted via  http://rpat.org/index.php?p=34  IMPORTANT:  please include cover page with the Title of play, but NOT name of playwright. No Footers/headers with playwright’s name

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit up to three plays.

SPECS: Original works only. Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes or theatrical effects.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals

REVIEW PROCESS
There will be three steps in the selection review process.  Identities of playwrights will be hidden from the review committee to ensure equal opportunities

1. All plays will be reviewed by Festival administration to ensure qualification.

2. First round of reviews by Semi-finalists Selection Committee which will result in selection of 30 semi-finalist plays

3. Second round to Final Review Committee to select 15 plays

PRODUCTION: The festival will produce 5 plays per performance, each play will receive one performance

TIMELINE:

-  Open field for submissions:  9/15/19.   MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN 10/15/19

-  Final Winner selections announced:  by 12/15/19
-  Casting/rehearsals for production:  begin 1/2/20

-  Festival Production dates: 2/28, 2/29 and 3/1/20

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival

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Stemming from traditional legends and myths and adapting to a multicultural world, the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival is a call to our audiences and artists to celebrate and share stories from our own back yard that define and challenge the essence and perceptions of who we are as a diverse community of storytellers and theatre-makers sharing the future together.

The structure of the festival will mirror stories, plays, and legends that have been performed for audience throughout the course of human existence: sitting around a campfire watching a narrative being presented and sharing in the communal act of performance.

THE PURPOSE

To promote Theatre as an artistic medium for expression.

To give voice to emerging (and established) playwrights, directors, performers, designers, and theatre-makers in the Inland Northwest area.

To promote the tradition of storytelling and legend-making; specifically the legends surrounding Bigfoot (in the legends various regional and cultural permutations).

To inspire and encourage the next generation of theatre-makers to explore community and community-building through the medium of theatre and storytelling.

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival
Contest Rules

Plays may be on any subject and written in any style.

Plays should incorporate Bigfoot in some meaningful way for consideration. The incorporation can be either direct (with Bigfoot as an active part of the narrative) or indirect (where Bigfoot only has some limited connection to the action of the piece). As long as the play involves Bigfoot, then it is eligible for consideration. We will also accept plays dealing with Sasquatch, Sésquac, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Yowie, Almas, Skunk Ape, Grassman, Wendigo, Orang Pendek, Mapingauri, or Yeren.

Plays produced in the festival will be subject to the limitations of the performance space, and may require slight alterations – playwrights will be consulted before any changes or adaptations are made.

Play must not exceed 30 minutes - shorter works are preferred. Time will be strictly enforced.

Playwrights must hold the copyright for the work submitted.

Plays will be judged as to style, content, concept, and relationship to Bigfoot. Both the playwright’s use of Bigfoot and the overall “theatricality” of the piece will be judged.

Multiple entries may be submitted by an author.

Hard Copy or emailed PDF Submissions are accepted.

There is NO Submission fee.

Plays should be written using Dramatists Guild Format.

Cover page should include title, author’s name, address, telephone number, and email.

Emailed PDF copies of the script should be sent to:

Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Hard Copy script submissions should be stapled or bound. Scripts should be mailed to:

The Spartan Theatre
Spokane Falls Community College
Bigfoot Play Submissions
Attn: Ashley DeMoville - MS 3050
3401 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA  99224

Scripts must be emailed or post marked by SEPTEMBER, 23 2019.

Scripts will not be returned. DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY OF THE SCRIPT.
Applicants will be informed by OCTOBER 7, 2019, if their play is to be included in the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival.

 Scripts must be typed, double spaced on 8.5 x 11 (or A4 for international submissions) white papers. Hand written scripts will not be considered.

The Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, and Community College of Spokane System are not responsible for lost, damaged or undelivered scripts.

No revisions will be accepted after the original submission.

The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any script submitted.

Previously produced plays are accepted.

No oral or written critique will be provided for submissions.

The decisions of the judges will be final.

Winning playwrights will have a reading/production of their work. Production will take place in The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, or possibly in an alternative location on or near the college campus.

The Spartan Theatre will select a director who shall control all artistic interpretation of the script, casting and production. No script changes will be made without the playwright’s written approval.

By submitting your script, you agree to allow The Spartan Theatre to produce your work on stage (either as a reading or a full production) for the “Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival” in October 2019 without any recompense or royalties. You further allow performances to be photographed for publicity purposes. The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College may request to record performances for archival purposes, for which you will receive a free copy.

 If your script is published at a later date, The Spartan Theatre and its producer, directors, and actors will receive premier billing.

Playwrights retain all rights to their own original work.

Send questions to: Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Organization Info:
https://sfcc.spokane.edu/What-to-Study/humanities-thought-expression/Theatre

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneFallsTheatre/

Sunday, September 1, 2019

HERE WE GO Festival

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HERE WE GO is a site-specific live-performance festival in NYC, and we are seeking submissions for our Winter 2019 Festival!

HERE WE GO is a bi-annual site-specific performance festival. The festival’s goal is to present authentic, multidisciplinary and original content, as well as build a networking platform for emerging artists. Each iteration is built around a specific location. Creative teams will be encouraged to stage the pieces in a manner that interacts with the environment in an innovative way. We present work that incorporates multiple artistic disciplines which may include text, movement and music.

This Winter’s festival will be held during the first week of December in Brooklyn, New York. The festival will have two performances in one evening. Each performance will include all plays presented consecutively.

TO SUBMIT:
We are seeking plays and live performance pieces that are 8-20 minutes long.
Please include in your submission whether or not you have other artists (directors, actors etc.) already attached to the project.

FOR PLAYS: Please send the entire play in PDF form along with your resume to herewegosubmissions@gmail.com.

FOR OTHER LIVE PERFORMANCE PIECES: Please send us a video of a selection from the piece, or from a similar project that was created/facilitated by you, along with a description of the piece that you are submitting. If the piece includes text, you may send that as well. Submit these materials along with anything else that you think will help us to understand the piece you are creating, and your resume to herewegosubmissions@gmail.com.

Please note that we will not accept submissions that include copyrighted music or text that you do not own the rights to.

Please send your submission along with your resume by no later than September 9th, 2019 to: herewegosubmissions@gmail.com. (please send submissions only to this address).

QUESTIONS? - For more information about HERE WE GO and our history, visit https://www.herewegofestival.com/ or email us at herewegofestival@gmail.com
(please do not send submissions to this address).

Friday, August 9, 2019

Players Theatre - BOO short play festival

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Submit your short play or musical for one of our festivals

Submissions now open for: Boo! October 2019

DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 10-27, 2019
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012 – 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),
5 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY:
Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.
THEME:   “Boo!”
Scare us or force us to laugh till we die – horror plays and musicals including a great spoof
All plays submitted must be centered on and revolve around this theme.

** Note **
1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play – Host provides Theatre, technicians, marketing and box office
2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required
Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 20 pages
Submissions open: June 18, 2019
Submissions close: August 22, 2019 at 11p
Play selection announced on; September 01, 2019

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