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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

FutureFest 2022

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Deadline: October 31, 2021

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

Festival dates: July 15 – 17, 2022. The Dayton Playhouse does intend to hold the 2022 festival in person.

The submission deadline for FutureFest 2022 is October 31, 2021.

FEE
$20 submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”.

Fees may be paid online by following this link to our online payment system.

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 2022. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2021 (postmark or electronic submission).

SCRIPTS

Electronic submissions (PDF format) are preferred, but not required.

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, in person, the weekend festival (July 15-17, 2022) in Dayton, Ohio 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) in May 2022.

SUBMIT TO
Please submit electronic copies of scripts to futurefest@daytonplayhouse.com

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

Monday, July 26, 2021

2022 Object Movement Puppetry Residency Program

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Deadline: August 1, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

Object Movement is a CWP Residency Program for the development of new works by puppeteers and object theater artists. Curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins, Object Movement supports the development of new work that addresses eternal human questions and the urgent challenges of our society today through puppetry and object theater, culminating in an annual festival of short performances.

We are delighted to be returning to the theater for the 2021-2022 Object Movement Residency & Festival! Residency meetings will be held on Tuesday evenings with a hybrid of in-person and virtual sessions, and the festival will be entirely in-person with live audiences if COVID safety conditions permit.

The Spring 2022 Object Movement Puppetry Festival is made possible in part by a grant from the Jim Henson Foundation and generous donations from people like you. Thank you for your support!

ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

For eleven weeks in Fall 2021 and eleven weeks in Spring 2022, a cohort of eight puppetry and object theater artists (or pairs or teams of artists) will meet to share progress on developing new work. Meetings will be on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30pm and will be a mix of in-person and virtual sessions. In-person meetings will be held at the Center at West Park and virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. Meetings will be facilitated by the curatorial team, which includes Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins. The goal of these meetings is to provide supportive feedback for the artists and a useful but flexible structure for making and sharing work.

Each resident artist will develop a single piece over the course of the residency. There will be a work-in-progress showing for invited audiences at the second-to-last fall meeting on December 7. Completed pieces will be presented in a festival in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater March 28 through April 9, 2022. 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Spring 2022 Object Movement Puppetry Festival will take place over two weeks from March 28 through April 9, 2022 in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater. Each week will feature a different program of four original short pieces 10 to 15 minutes long. Each week will include a dedicated tech day for each of the four pieces, a dress rehearsal, and three performances.

The festival will provide a stage manager and technical director, a rep lighting plot, basic sound system, and marketing and box office services. Each lead artist or team will be paid 1/16 of the net box office proceeds or $100 (whichever is greater) at the end of the festival. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications open: July 1, 2021
Applications due: Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 11:59pm
Applicants notified: Monday, August 30
Fall residency meetings: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm from September 28 through December 14 (off Nov 23 for Thanksgiving)


Work-in-progress showing: Monday, December 7 at 7:30pm

Winter break: December 15—January 31

Spring residency meetings: Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm from February 1 through April 12, 2022

Spring festival: March 28—April 9, 2022

Program A performances: Friday, April 1 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 2 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm

Program B performances: Friday, April 8 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 9 at 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

HOW TO APPLY

Online applications open on July 1 and are due by Sunday, August 1 at 11:59pm. Applications are open to all artists over 18 who live in the New York City metro area. Both experienced puppetry artists and puppetry beginners with experience in other disciplines are welcome. We are not able to accept applications from full-time students. You may apply as an individual artist, a duo, or a collective/company. Please submit only one application per artist.

We are seeking a diverse cohort of artists of different backgrounds and with different interests and experience levels within the realm of puppetry and object theater. BIPOC artists, LGBTQIA artists, and artists with disabilities are heartily encouraged to apply!

https://www.centeratwestpark.org/object-movement

Sunday, July 25, 2021

2021 Playwrights and Artists Festival

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Deadline: August 15, 2021

It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2021 Playwrights and Artists Festival. 

We understand that times right now are vastly different for theatre productions. As of right now we are going ahead with this November’s festival. We will keep you updated via our website if any changes occur. 

We will also be offering our prizes for these categories.
  • $300 for Best of Festival.
  • $200 for Artistic Merit.
  • $100 for Audience Favorite.
The artwork will follow a refresher on the rules. 

1. The play must be inspired by one of the works of art below.
2. The play must be written between the dates June 10, and August 15, 2021.
3. The play length needs to be between 15 - 20 minutes
4. Cast size maximum, 5 characters. Set should be implied.
5. Plays submitted MUST be a complete play and must include a beginning, middle and an end and contain a conflict. Our judges will be adhering to strict parameters during the adjudication process.
6. Playwrights may only submit one play for the festival.
7. The playwright would need to attend at least one of the two weekend performances (which take place in November). In person is preferred but we have in the past skyped with playwrights. As our festival is starting to reach a greater number of people in wider locations, we feel that we must take this into consideration. We always hope our playwrights can attend in person and feel the energy and excitement of having their work performed onstage for the first time, but we understand that sometimes this is not logistically possible.
8. Plays must be submitted by midnight of August 15, 2021. This submission must include 2 copies of your play in either word or PDF, one “blind” version without name but including which artwork you were inspired by and one with a full title page. They must be submitted to binghamtoncitystage@gmail.com. Please submit a play in a fresh email, do not reply to this email. Please use the title of your work in the file name and whether it is the blind or named copy. This makes it easier on the person coordinating the files and sending them on to the adjudicators. We receive many plays and do not want anything to get lost in the mix. 

There are no exceptions to these rules. We love the idea of fresh work based on the inspiration of our chosen art. We choose our artworks carefully. We love to see where it takes our playwrights. Each piece of art has infinite possibilities of inspiration. We wish all good luck writing and cannot wait to see the results.
And now here are this year’s artworks.

Hannah Goldberg – “Eat More Chikin”




Mary Rose – “Stairway to Heaven”





Judy Irwin-Salton – “Family Picnic





Thursday, July 22, 2021

American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: Emerging Plays

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Deadline: August 19, 2021

We will be accepting submissions for the American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: 2022 New Play Festival July 12 through August 19, 2021.

American Stage is committed to producing powerful and relevant professional live theatre. Our 21st Century Voices is an initiative dedicated to developing and presenting new works for the stage that speak to a contemporary audience in fresh and compelling ways. 21st Century Voices programming includes an annual staged reading festival, workshopping of new scripts, playwriting residencies and fully produced new plays receiving one of their first three professional productions at American Stage.

This year we are seeking submissions of new plays that focus on multicultural storytelling. We are interested in plays which explore a vast landscape of characters, experiences and viewpoints.

Play submissions should align with our 44 year history of productions that celebrate the most powerful stories of the moment, the most defining stories from our past and our mission to reinforce the power of live theatre with high quality productions of compelling, multicultural plays that excite and challenge a diverse audience.

Submission guidelines for the American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: 2022 New Play Festival are as follows:
  • Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, etc.
  • Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays, or any play that has received more than two full-scale, professional productions prior to submission are not eligible.
  • Plays that have had a full production in the state of Florida are not eligible.
  • In order to be eligible as a finalist for our 2022 New Play Festival – you must grant American Stage the right to produce the Florida premiere and one of the first three full productions world-wide if it is selected for production in our 2022-23 Season.
  • Plays that have had workshops or readings in the state of Florida or worldwide are still eligible.
  • Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.
  • Plays that have been submitted to 21st Century Voices in the past two years are not eligible.
  • Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit.

The Selection Process

American Stage’s competitive selection process consists of two rounds of selection. All 10-page play excerpts submitted during the first round are reviewed by a committee of theatre artists and arts advocates. In the second round, selected playwrights are asked to provide a full manuscript of their play for consideration by the committee. Selections will be made by November 2021. Finally, American Stage invites four to five playwrights to have their work included in 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival in January 2022.

Playwrights invited to participate in our 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival will receive a $250 fee and will be provided a $200 travel stipend and accommodations during the festival.

How to Apply

Email your complete submission package to 21stCenturyVoices@americanstage.org between July 12 through August 19, 2021.

Important Submission Information: Full manuscripts and incomplete submission packages will not be considered. We cannot accept submissions that do not fulfill the above requirements.

2022 Deadlines

For consideration in our 21st Century Voices: 2022 New Play Festival, American Stage is accepting submissions from July 12– August 19, 2021. Requests for full manuscripts will be made in September-October 2021. Festival selections will be made in November 2022.

Only completed submission packages emailed to 21stCenturyVoices@americanstage.org between July 12 and August 19, 2021 will be considered.

Thank you for your interest!

How to Apply

Step 1. Complete the online submission form to provide American Stage with information about the playwright and the play. Submissions will not be considered unless this form is submitted.

Step 2. Email your submission package to 21stCenturyVoices@americanstage.org. In order to be accepted, your submission package must be submitted as a single PDF file that meets the following requirements.

File name must be “Title of Play_Author Last Name”
The first pages of the file must include:
Title of the play;
Character breakdown and description; please include total number of characters
Time and place of the play;
Synopsis of the play that helps to provide context for the 10 page sample (no longer than 1 page);
A concise paragraph (no longer than 1 page) describing the development history of the play you are submitting;
A statement describing how your play is a good fit for the 2022 American Stage 21st Century Voices’ focus on plays with multicultural storytelling that explore a vast landscape of characters, experiences and viewpoints.
A 10-page sample of the play.


Please only include the last name of the author in the submission. DO NOT include the full name of the author on any of the pages.
Please note: Agents submitting on behalf of a playwright may submit following these same instructions.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: September 20, 2021

Welcome to the 2nd Annual SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!)

FESTIVAL DATES: November 5th – 20th, 2021 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 between ten and thirty minutes (no more or less!).

PARTICIPANTS: submissions may be made by any playwright, age 18 or older

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

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

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) and rehearsing of your piece. SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be, but make no guarantees that we can staff your piece! You are responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected one free rehearsal slot in our studio space (schedule TBD), in addition to the required tech 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. Lighting will be a simple wash (lights up-lights down), sound cues can be used if provided.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:
1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 - 25 semi-finalists will be chosen

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 5 – 7) OR the second weekend (Nov 12 – 14).

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 (Nov 20th) 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 9/20/21

(STN SPF, Feb/2020 Winners: 1st place, A Family Affair by Albi Gorn / 2nd place, Broken Birds by Sean O’Connor / 3rd place, Richard Nixon’s Neighbors by John Barrow)

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Womxn Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: July 21, 2021

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Womxn Center Stage October 2021
Call for Submissions
Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from womxn artists at any stage in their careers

As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, full-length pieces from CP’s Off-Broadway season, workshops, panels, and classes.

The festival will take place during the last two weeks of October in New York City.
The deadline for submissions is July 21st, 2021. We will notify all applicants by August 21, 2021.

Women Center Stage, an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, supports and promotes the work of artists who identify as womxn. It also celebrates the unique contribution of womxn to social justice and human rights. The festival has grown into a means of initiating work on all levels, a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and launch provocative and relevant new work.

The Women Center Stage Festival provides a much needed home for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out early stages of new work, and putting womxn artists in conversation with new audiences, potential collaborators, mentors and a vibrant community of peers. The aim of WCS is to inspire collaboration, friendship, solidarity, and to create public awareness and engagement.

Since its founding in 1996, the Women Center Stage Festival has grown into a preeminent presenter of powerful art created by womxn. This coming year will mark the festival’s 25th anniversary.

Requirements

Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as womxn.

No more than 20 minutes in length.

Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.

We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).

Work can be in the format of a scripted play, dance-theater, dance, poetry, original monologues, physical theater and can include music, video, and experimental elements.

We will also accept re-workings, retellings, deconstructions, and adaptations.

You may submit a script idea, outline, fragment or draft; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards etc).

What we provide:
  • 2 performances for each artist/Performance Space
  • 1 Tech and 1 Dress rehearsal
  • Recommendations for artistic team (including actors) as needed
  • Publicity
  • Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system, WCS Stage Manager, Production supervisor/designer
  • Some rehearsal space may be provided

What you provide
  • Your original work
  • Costumes
  • Music/Sound/Projections
  • Artistic team
  • Performers

Monday, July 5, 2021

“Take Flight” Festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

Full-length OR one-act plays in any genre: comedy, drama, multimedia, etc.. Musicals will not be accepted at this time.

Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and plays that have received more than two full-scale, professional productions prior to submission are not eligible.
  • Plays with casts larger than 8 people and unfinished works or drafts will not be considered at this time.
  • Plays that have had workshops, readings or non-professional productions will be accepted.
  • Electronic submissions only please.
  • Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.
  • Eligible play may be produced either virtually online or live onstage. 
  • Please include the following information in one attached PDF file, not in the body of your email. 
  • Please do not attach multiple files. 
Complete submission packages must include:

Your contact information; Your playwriting resume; Title of the play; Character breakdown and description including total number of characters; Time and place of the play; Synopsis (no longer than 1 page); a concise paragraph describing the development history of the play you are submitting (if any), and the full script.

Incomplete submission packages will not be considered.

Email your complete submission package to

DragonflyTheatreChicago@gmail.com by November 1, 2021.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Seeking short plays for festival

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Deadline: July 11, 2021

Send submissions to festivalplaysubmissions@gmail.com and include the featured life stage and main emotion in the email.

The John DeSotelle Studio in Midtown, Manhattan, is looking for short plays for a theatre festival to take place this September. Seeking a 6-10 minute piece about six life stages/life events, told through the lens of a particular emotion: sadness, anger, joy, guilt, jealously etc.

  • Life Stages/Events
  • Birth/New Beginning
  • Childhood/Coming of Age
  • Breakup/Loss
  • Failing in Love (with a person, thing or idea)
  • Buiding/Commitment (marriage, career, etc.)
  • Death/Finality

For example it could be a coming-of-age story told through the lens of jealousy, or a story about building a career told through the lens of sorrow. Interpret however you want. All genres welcome.

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Monday, June 28, 2021

2021 The Greater Good Commission & Festival

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Deadline: July 4, 2021 11:59 PM

LGBTQIA+ LATINX PLAYWRIGHTS HAVE THEIR SAY

Founded by playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, the Greater Good Commission offers $500 mini grants to Latinx playwrights to write short plays, innovative in form, that reflect the times. The commission’s second round will focus on LGBTQIA+ Latinx- identifying playwrights. Submissions are open until 11:59 PM on July 4th, 2021.

The year’s commissioned plays will be presented at the second annual Greater Good Theater Festival produced by the Latinx Playwrights Circle (LPC) and Pregones Theater/PRTT. The festival will be streamed online in the fall and the plays will later live in digital archives.

Eligibility Checklist

Do you identify as Latinx (any race may apply)?
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Have you had no more than one professional theater productions of a full-length play?

College productions and workshop productions do not count as professional theater productions. College students are eligible to apply. People of the global majority/people of color, women, and individuals with disabilities who meet the above eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Requirements

The Greater Good Commission is open to any self-identified Latinx playwrights who also identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Gender Non-Conforming, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and more).

Please include the following 5 items with your application:

Artist Statement: In 1 page or less, introduce yourself; tell us about your work. Please talk about what work your writing does to represent or engage the Latinx community, and your experience as an LGBTQIA+ community member.

Artist Resume, 1-2 pages

Writing Sample: Your writing sample should be a play that runs ten minutes or less or an excerpt for a full-length play, max 10 pages (English, Spanish, and Spanglish submissions are all welcome)

Short Play Proposal: 1 page or less, describe a short play about ACCESS that you’d like to write if selected for this commission; max of 5 actors per show for digital production

How to Submit

Completed applications must be submitted by July 4, 2021.

Late submissions will be disqualified unless the deadline is extended.

If you have questions, please email greatergoodplays@gmail.com

Sunday, June 20, 2021

15th Annual Aery Theatre 20/20 One-Act Play Festival

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Deadline: July 2, 2021

Garrison NY

Aery Theatre Company, along with the Philipstown Depot Theatre, is accepting sub- missions for the 15th Annual Aery Theatre 20/20 One-Act Play Festival. Submissions must be e-mailed not later than FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021. (E-mailed submissions only.) 

The Festival will be held at PHILIPSTOWN DEPOT THEATRE’S 67-SEAT STAGE in Garrison, NY, the weekends of SEPTEMBER 10-26TH.

The 20/20 has been established to provide audiences with short, quality plays from promising new playwrights, while offering a professional venue for theatre artists. (This Festival is made possible, in part, through the Putnam Arts Council’s Arts Link Grant Program with funds from NYS Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature and with funds from Putnam County. Its grant sponsor is the Garrison Landing Assoc., and the Philipstown Depot Theatre is Festival co-producer.)

Twenty one-act plays (20 minutes max) will be selected by our panel of judges and will be presented on one of the first three performance dates, SEPT 10th, 11th, 12th (Fri/Sat evenings – 8:00PM; Sat/Sun afternoon – 4:00PM). Two plays from each group (plus up to two “Wild Cards” for the opening weekend) will move into the semi-finals on Fri/Sat, 8:00PM (SEPT 17th, 18th) of the second weekend. Two shows each will then be chosen from these semi-final performances for the finals on the following weekend - Sunday afternoon, 4:00PM (SEPT 26th). A combination of Judges/Audience voting will determine BEST PLAY. Awards for BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS determined by Judges voting. CASH AWARDS TOTALING UP TO $750 WILL BE AWARDED.

· Playwrights (or their representatives) are responsible for the production of their plays – including casting, rehearsals, props, etc., with the theatre providing limited set pieces, lighting and sound equipment and production staff. (In other words, take in/take out.)

· Submissions must be typed in play-script format and are limited to 20 (numbered) pages in a 12-point font size. Only plays with running times of 20 minutes or less will be eligible for prizes. Plays that run beyond 20 minutes, or are presented with significant changes in script upon presentation, may be subject to disqualification. Submissions must include playwright contact info on the title page – separate from the script, for purposes of blind judging. (Please DO NOT include playwright resumes, as these will not enter into consideration.)

· Judging for advancement in the festival is based on audience/panel of judges combination. · Submissions must be emailed to Plennon122@aol.com by FRIDAY, JULY 2ND, 2021, along with this signed application as an attachment. Playwright selectees will be notified by WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH, 2021. Early submissions may receive early notification.

· A maximum of two submissions per playwright will be accepted. (Please don’t send more.) · There will be a mandatory pre-production on-line ZOOM meeting for all playwrights or their representatives sometime during the week of JULY 21st, 2021. (TBA)

· A signed copy of this page must accompany your play to be eligible for consideration.

· Additional inquiries may be made to plennon122@aol.com or by phone at (845) 526-2600.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Summer BIPOC Reading Festival seeks new work

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The Summer BIPOC Reading Festival (Staged Summer Festival) is an official program of Facility Theatre, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Facility is dedicated to centering equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in all of our work. This program kicks off a series of ongoing events uplifting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. The inaugural festival will feature 6 readings from diverse playwrights taking place throughout the summer months. 

Note: During 2021, the readings will take place on zoom until it is deemed safe to have them at Facility’s space.

Readings are an essential part of the play development process. We are proud to offer the Staged Summer Festival as a creative lab for emerging and established playwrights. Conveniently located in our brand new space, our reading series provides a home for writers to hear their new work read aloud.

The festival will take place in Humboldt Park during August 6, 7, 8 and August 13, 14, and 15. Playwrights will have their reading on one of the days and will be offered a $250 stipend for participation.

Are you a BIPOC Playwright interested in developing your work and having your play read out loud by professional actors? Fill out the form below and submit your play for consideration. We are always looking for new artists to work with. If your play is selected for the summer curation, we will be in touch for more information. We do not have any specific genre or topical requirements for our plays. They can be short, long, small cast, big cast, written for today, or written in pastiche. We are interested in all submissions and look forward to reading yours!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_HaB2KvXMYKqNn-UEbNBQuL7HqwnisFVaio8LckeLgy1uhw/viewform

Monday, June 7, 2021

Powerstories - Voices of Women in Theatre Festival

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Deadline: July 15, 2021

Fee will be waived for Dramatists Guild members who send a copy of their membership with their submission.

Powerstories Theatre is seeking plays written by women for the Inaugural Voices of Women Theatre Festival scheduled for October 6 – 17, 2021. Each artist will be responsible for casting, directing, and mounting the show. All productions ideally will be presented at Powerstories Theatre with an audience and live-streamed. Due to Covid-19, artists will be asked on their application to choose one of the following methods to produce their work:
  • In Theatre Performance – With a socially distanced audience
  • Prerecorded Performance – Prerecording on Zoom (or other platform) and live streaming using Powerstories’ platform. Director and cast must be available for post-show Q and A after the production.
Submissions are due by July 15, 2021. Registration is $20.00 per submission. (Fee will be waived for Dramatists Guild members who send a copy of their membership with their submission.) Plays will be time-stamped. An artistic committee will review all plays and proposals, and selections will be announced by August 1, 2021. 

Submissions will be reviewed in consideration of the following criteria:
  • The submission is congruent with the mission of the Powerstories and the Voices of Women Theatre Festival.
  • The submission supports diversity and inclusion aligned with the festival mission.
  • The submission meets Powerstories’ requirements for overall quality and development.
Your main goal is to produce a quality production! We understand some of you will be having a staged reading, some a fuller production. Your play can be a full production with a minimal set or a staged reading. The ideal length is 45 to 90 minutes to allow for one whole evening or matinee. Other lengths will be considered. All authors must be willing to have plays live streamed.

Each artist will be responsible for all costs related to casting, directing, and mounting the show to achieve the festival goals. Powerstories Theatre can help to find and match a director for your production if you wish; however, you are still responsible for costs and fees. All the selected plays will be considered for possible mainstage production at Powerstories Theatre for the next or upcoming seasons.

If selected, your production cannot have had a professional production in the Tampa Bay area one month before submission or, if accepted, have a professional production scheduled within a month of debut with the Voices of Youth Theatre Festival.

Powerstories Theatre will provide our stage for final performances, rehearsal time as per the preapproved schedule, technical assistance, marketing assistance, box office assistance, high-quality live-streaming, and a copy of the live stream video. All ticket sales and proceeds will go to Powerstories Theatre and Thrü-Line.

The theatre is a black box theatre with a 26 x 13 acting stage. We will provide artists with stage lighting, sound, projection options, and a list of available stock set pieces in our theatre. If you are bringing set pieces and props, they must fit in a small van for ease of moving in and out of the theatre. If selected, artists will receive more detailed technical information.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and leadership of Powerstories Theatre, we look forward to receiving your submissions and presenting to the world your amazing stories.

The mission of Powerstories Theatre is to stage true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide. The purpose is to create, present, and celebrate true stories to inspire courage and deepen understanding of ourselves and others.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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

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Deadline: June 7, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Full-Length Plays

Deadline: August 2, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Include a character breakdown at the beginning of your script.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For More Information:

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

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: August 30, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 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 festival site for voting. 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! 

Sunday, May 16, 2021

2022 Ecodrama Playwrights' Festival

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, EMOS has been postponed until 2022, and the deadline for submissions has been extended.
  • Submissions are online. Go to https://www.judgify.me/emosplays
  • If you are a first-time user of Judgify, create a profile by clicking the link underneath the “submit an entry” button.
  • Upload a PDF copy of your script with NO IDENTIFYING MARKS (beyond the play’s title)
  • First Place Award: Cash prize and professional production
  • Second Place Award: Cash prize and possible workshop production or concert reading
  • Honorable Mentions: Public reading

Guidelines for Playwrights

Scripts must be original works which have not been published and have not had an Equity or full professional premiere production. (Readings or informal workshop productions are okay.)

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 or character 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, and for which that setting is a not merely a backdrop, but an integral part of the intention of the play.

We are looking for full-length plays that are written primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) in English. Submitted plays should address the thematic guidelines as listed above. Deadline: August 31st, 2021.

Please note: we will NOT consider:
  • ten-minute plays
  • one-act plays (unless they are longer than 30 minutes in length)
  • musicals (though we love them, we cannot financially accommodate their production for this festival!)
  • We are only accepting electronic submissions in PDF format. Please do not submit paper manuscripts, as they will not be considered.
Evaluation Process

A Reading Committee composed of theatre professionals and Emory University students will read and evaluate each script in relation to the guidelines above, as well as theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will receive evaluation from a minimum of 2 readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read again by the Reading Committee until a short list of 5 finalists are determined.

Those five plays will be read in a blind process by a panel of distinguished theatre artists from the USA and Canada and the artistic director of Theatre Emory, who will choose the winning plays from five final scripts. Our 2022 judges will be announced soon.

Questions?

For inquiries about script submissions contact Chantal Bilodeau at chantal1402@me.com

For inquiries about EMOS 2022 contact Lydia Fort, EMOS 2021 Chair, at lydia.fort@emory.edu

General questions, or interested in future hosting, contact EMOS Artistic Director, Theresa May tmay33@uoregon.edu, and/or EMOS Managing Director, Brian Cook brianecook@gmail.com

Friday, May 14, 2021

The 2021 Femme Fatale Festival

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Deadline: May 31, 2021

Submission via Google Form 

The 2021 Femme Fatale Festival will be virtual.

Virtual Performance: August 6-8, 2021

Requirements

1. All playwrights must identify as female.

2. Script can be no longer than 60 minutes in total.

3. Script can have limited previous productions.

4. Submission limited to 1 play per playwright

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Short Play & Musical Festival - NYC 2021

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Deadline: May 15, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

DATES & LOCATIONS:
June 10 - June 27, 2021

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

Theatres can now resume live performances at a limited capacity. We will adhere to all state guidelines including requiring our cast and audience to wear masks and maintain social distancing. A full list of our Covid restrictions can be found at www.shortplaynyc.com. We will also stream one performance per week live on YouTube for a virtual audience!

If you are unwilling to find a cast and team comfortable performing live on stage in New York City, we completely understand but please do not submit

Also, please consider submitting plays with limited cast members and incorporating natural social distancing in your storylines!

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: “NYC - Only in New York”

New York City is like no other place in the world! We are seeking plays that get to the heart of the Big Apple and explore what makes this town tick. Unique New York - it's more than a tongue twister - it is a way of life!


All plays submitted must be centered on, or revolve around this theme.

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host provides Theatre, technicians 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 15 pages

Submissions open: April 26, 2021

Submissions close: May 15, 2021

Play selection announced soon thereafter.

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival - this is a sample do not fill out and send.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

1st Festival of Shorts for Youth – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: May 15, 2021

Send submissions to:  ilanab3productions@gmail.com

B3 Theater of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks scripts for their 1st Festival of Shorts for Youth! The Festival will be held in December of 2021. The Shorts will be fully-rehearsed shows, whether they take place live or virtually.

Plays will be selected with an eye towards originality and taking risks. Plays which do not follow the requirements below will not be read.

Shortlisted scripts will be performed in the Festival. Playwrights who are asked to participate in the Festival will be given the opportunity to submit a rewrite of their work by AUGUST 1st, 2021 after script feedback is given. Rewriting is not mandatory.
  • The subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental and progressive works. There should be minimal setting, prop, and costume requirements. All genres welcome, including monologues, apart from musicals. 
  • Entries should be 5-15 pages, including the title and cast page. 
  • One entry per playwright, please.
  • Previous productions are okay.
  • International submissions are welcome, but the text must be in English.
  • Please scrub your submission of your name and personal information. Include that information in the body of your email, along with the title of the play.
  • Please put the following in the subject line of your email: Submission: the name of your play.
  • The format may be docx or pdf.
  • There is no fee with this contest.
  • Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM AZ time, May 15, 2021.
  • Playwriting teams are welcome.
  • Playwrights must be under the age of 18 to submit.
  • Entries will be capped at 100. Please check our website at www.b3theater.com for a notice of when the cap has been reached.
  • Send submissions to: ilanab3productions@gmail.com. If you have any questions, you may also ask Ilana Lydia at this address. 
You will hear from us regarding your submission around July 2021.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival

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Deadline: April 30, 2021

Announcing our 2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival celebrating new plays by Women+ playwrights! After the success of the first festival and subsequent Mini-Fests featuring 15 new plays by women+ playwrights in 2020, this uplifting project returns for a second round of submissions.

Seeking work from emerging and established women+ playwrights.

Festival Performance dates:
August 11-15, 2021
Orlando, FL

Festival Awards:
Winner: $500 and consideration for a full production
All finalists will receive a $100 usage fee


OFFICIAL RULES & GUIDELINES

Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Mad Cow Theatre’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce. Mad Cow Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:

Electronic script submissions (PDF)- emailed to: newplays@madcowtheatre.com with the subject line: Submission & Name of Playwright

In the body of the email include:
Script Name,
Playwright Name,
Playwright Email,
Playwright Telephone Number,
Playwright Postal Address
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • Plays must be full length (60 minutes+) and can be single or multiple acts. No musicals.
  • Plays must use no more than 6 actors. 
  • Submissions must include a character breakdown and synopsis
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Playwright must identify as woman+
Any plays that do not follow these requirements will not be considered.

Questions? Email newplays@madcowtheatre.com with the subject line “Question”
  • Up to 3 finalists will be chosen to participate in the Women’s Voices Festival online and up to 10 semi-finalists will receive honorable mentions leading up to the festival with NPX recommendations and social media shoutouts.
  • Finalists will be selected by a panel of readers and notified by Mad Cow Theatre no later than the June 30 announcement
  • Readers will be public knowledge and bios/headshots released on social media
  • We regret that individual feedback will not be possible and only finalists/semi-finalists will be contacted. 
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director, dramaturg and cast, 13 rehearsal hours including a staged reading, and facilitated post-show talkback.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play in a virtual setting. 
  • Winner of festival will receive $500 and consideration for a full production
  • All finalists will receive a $100 script usage fee
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued. If a full production moves forward, a contract will be negotiated for full production. The playwright holds all rights to their material.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 200 scripts are received.
The winner will be announced the week following the festival

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Inaugural Playwriting Festival for Young Writers

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Deadline: April 15, 2021 11:59pm EST

Since 2011, the New Play Reading Festival has been an integral part of our Creative Arts Academy. Through this unique program, students, families, playwrights and artists have experienced the collaborative process of bringing new theatrical work form page to stage. From our first 6 submissions during our first year, the New Play Reading Festival has blossomed, now receiving over 160 new works annually from aspiring playwrights throughout the U.S. and around the world. 

In recognition of the Festival’s 10th anniversary, we are excited to introduce the Growing Stage Playwriting Fesitival for Young Writers. Our mission: to provide young, emerging writers a platform to express themselves artistically and to share their voice. Finalists will be provided the opportunity to mentor with a professional playwright, helping them to hone their skills, talent and confidence. 

The 2021 TGS Playwriting Festival for Young Writers will begin on March 15th and culminate with an “Evening of Scenes” in August 2021.

Playwrights must be aged 10-18 on April 15, 2021; co-written plays are accepted, provided all writers meet the age requirement. Co-written pieces must include contact information for each writer.

TO APPLY:

You may only submit a SYNOPSIS and SCENE from one play for consideration.
Use a clear, standard font.
Your submission must include a COVER PAGE with: Play Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth, Age, School Name, E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number, Mailing Address.
No identifying information, including your name, should appear anywhere on the synopsis page or the scene pages.
All submissions must be postmarked or submitted by 11:59pm EST, April 15, 2021. All electronic submissions must in PDF format. We do not accept Google Docs.

To submit by E-Mail: send your synopsis, scene and cover page as a PDF with your working play title in the subject line to: NewPlays@growingstage.com

To submit by MAIL: Send your synopsis, scene and cover page to:

TGS Playwriting Festival for Young Writers
c/o The Growing Stage Theatre
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, New Jersey 07857

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