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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Raven Short Play FESTIVAL

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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

EAST VILLAGE CHRONICLES, VOLUME 15 Call for New One-Act Play Scripts

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Now entering our 28th season, Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse is currently accepting submissions for its 15th presentation of East Village Chronicles, a festival of previously un-produced, one-act plays inspired by the diverse population, culture and history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Playwrights of all races, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, backgrounds, and political views are encouraged to submit.

There is an honorarium of $100 for each script accepted for production.

THEME
Only plays pertaining specifically – though not necessarily exclusively – to the East Village and/or Lower East Side of Manhattan will be considered. Particular consideration will be given to plays that relate this season’s comprehensive theme of Dissent to this subject matter. Playwrights are encouraged to respond directly, indirectly, and creatively to this idea; how a play about the East Village and/or Lower East Side includes Dissent is up to the playwright.

DEADLINE
To be considered, scripts must be received by January 31, 2020.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

If at all possible, scripts should be sent by email to Producer Sidney Fortner, at EVC15@metropolitanplayhouse.org.

Emailed scripts must be in PDF format.

Alternatively, printed scripts may be mailed to:

Metropolitan Playhouse
East Village Chronicles
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009

SCRIPT FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Include the playwright’s name, contact information, and a brief, one-paragraph plot summary on the title coversheet of the script. Additionally, scripts need page numbers.

TECHNICAL GUIDELINES
We are seeking new plays of no less than 10, no more than 30 minutes in length that can be played by five or fewer actors. Each play will be presented as part of a program of one-acts and consequently should not require elaborate set or properties.

PRODUCTION SPECIFICS

Performance dates (subject to change): June 2-14, 2020. Rehearsals are estimated to begin approximately four weeks previous to opening. Each play will receive eight performances.

Plays will receive at least one informal reading shortly after selection, in order to give the playwright an early opportunity to hear their new work and respond to any questions raised by actors and any Metropolitan artistic staff who may be in attendance.

Rehearsals and performances will take place on Metropolitan Playhouse’s threequarter thrust stage in our intimate, 51-seat theater located at 220 East Fourth Street, second floor, between Avenues A and B, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

A director with significant one-act experience will be selected to direct all festival
plays. Playwrights are welcome at rehearsals, and playwright-director discussion is
encouraged.

Festival plays will be performed by a core company of actors cast specifically for the festival. While playwright input is highly desired, because we are forming a company, final casting decisions remain with Metropolitan's artistic staff.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Producer Sidney Fortner by either email or phone. If emailing, please include a reliable phone number.

Phone: 212-995-8410
Email: EVC15@metropolitanplayhouse.org

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).

Wednesday, August 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.

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

Sunday, August 4, 2019

2020 OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome

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2020 OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy Announces
Call for Submissions for Full Productions for its second edition

Submission deadline is September 1st, 2019

KIT Italia, The International Theatre and KIT - Kairos ItalyTheater have announced the second edition of OnStage!festival, the Festival of American Theater in Rome, Italy. The festival will run in November 2020, featuring a selection of the best American independent theateron stage in the Italian capital as well as in Milan and Naples. Submissions are now open for its main “Shows” category. The deadline is September 1st, 2019.

OnStage! follows in the successful footsteps of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, and mirrors it across the ocean.

OnStage! festival will host fully staged productions of American shows – in English with Italian supertitles – readings of plays by US-based playwrights in translation, and the OnStage! Playwriting Award.

The calendar will also include special events, panels, lectures and master classes to foster the festival’s overall mission of creating a cultural bridge and a meeting point between artists in the United States and Italy.

The festival's first edition in 2019 was a resounding audience and critical success, featuring five shows as well as multiple readings and special events, a partnership with New York's Cherry Lane Theater's Mentor Project, and was extensively highlighted in the Italian press. It ran for 1 week in January 2019, and is having a "reloaded" session in November in Rome, Milan and Naples. The OnStage! award-winning play was published and is currently touring Italy as a semi-staged production.

Submissions are now open for the “Shows” category. This is the main festival category, which will showcase fully staged productions that have been previously mounted in the United States for at least one professional production, but never in Italy. Full productions of any and all theatrical genres may apply – including new plays, musicals, adaptations, revivals, devised and experimental work.

Participants will be self-producing. There are no submission fees and no participation fees.

The submission deadline for this category is September 1st, 2019.

Submissions for both categories are open to all artists who live and work in the United States, and whose work is primarily in English.


For more information visit: www.onstagefestival.it 
or email info@onstagefestival.it

To submit your show visit: http://onstagefestival.it/2018/02/11/call-for-submission/

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Centaur Theatre Wildside Festival (Montreal Canada)

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Welcome to Centaur’s WILDSIDE submission process! We are looking for the most exciting and audacious artists to come and play with us in Montreal for the hottest two weeks in Winter (January 7-20, 2020). Every theatrical form is welcome. Multidisciplinary works and shows with more than one theatrical form are encouraged.

Due to the repertory schedule of the Festival, shows must not exceed 60 minutes running time. Nightly setup time prior to performance must not exceed 30 minutes. Takedown time post performance must not exceed 15 minutes. Artists accepted to the Festival must be available for the entire two weeks duration.

To submit a project:

Download and fill out the form. Send it by email, alongside the supporting documents to wildside@centaurtheatre.com

Supporting documents:
– Tech Rider with a complete list of technical needs
– A letter of support from an artist not involved with the production
– Any archival visuals that are available such as photos or video
– Any press that is available

We offer:
– $1000 fee
– 75% of the box office
– 5 performances in our 241 seat theatre
– reasonable technical support including 1 house technician
– promotion on our website and through our WILDSIDE Brochure

The deadline for submissions will be September 15, 2019.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thespian Production is seeking one-act plays

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Thespian Production is seeking one-act plays for its annual Limelight: Go Green play festival in NYC 2019.

Plays should be between 10-15 minutes in length and have no more than four characters.

Plays should appeal to children/families and be about environmental awareness. We are accepting submissions from any genre.

We love producing new and unpublished works but do accept works already produced. Multiple submissions are accepted.

Plays should have simple set requirements. Since we are a community theater, plays with too much vulgar language will not be accepted. Please include synopsis and contact information.

Plays will be accepted through July 25, 2019. 

Submit plays to thespianproductioninc@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2019 Play Festival,

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Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2019 Play Festival, to take place in December 2019. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island only. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements.

One submission per playwright. No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too!

Deadline: September 15. 2019. 

Email: woodsideplayersofqueens@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

NAPSeries Festival (NYC)

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In February of 2019, Normal Ave produced its inaugural NAPseries, a brand new festival of new plays, which featured 29-hour workshops of new plays, networking events, and more.

NAPseries continues after last year’s sold-out weekend. NAPseries supports Normal Ave’s mission of supporting new voices and making theatre accessible to audience. All readings will be free and open to the public.

The festival will run from January 3-12, 2020.

The reading series will be led by Normal Ave’s Literary Manager, Kylie Brown (Lifespan of a Fact).
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Make theatre. Make connections. Make it happen. We’ve got you.

Submissions will be open through July 17, 2019.

The festival will feature three parties, four shows, eight readings, tons of artists, and most importantly, you, the playwright.

This week is all about letting you be just the playwright. We'll take care of the rest. Participating playwrights will be provided with rehearsal and reading space, receive support developing the team and cast for their show, as well as access to the entire festival.

We don't tell you how to bloom, but we'll help you grow.

Festival Dates: January 3-12, 2020

Submission Requirements:
-Currently only accepting full length plays (No musicals at this time)
-Must be 18 years or older to participate
-Must be available to be in NYC during the festival dates

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The New York New Works Theatre Festival

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The New York New Works Theatre Festival has aggregated  leaders in the television and theatre communities who donate their time to review the leading writers of tomorrow.  Our main objective is to have a fabulous time celebrating the arts.

Performing in the heart of Times Square's celebrated theatre district (2017 took place at the Duke Theatre / 2018 staged on 42nd Street's Theatre Row), NYNW has made a point of selecting  pieces that are considered of the upper echelon of talent that the industry has to offer; participants range from those still in school, to television celebrities, to Broadway stars, to Broadway revivals.  All styles are represented i.e. plays, musicals, and comedies.  Several of our applicants have even adapted screenplays for the stage.

Performance lengths are to be between 10 and 26 minutes as the feedback has been that investors can tell within moments if it is a piece of work that they wish to participate in and appreciate being able to see several investment worthy performances in one evening.  Many past performances are full length in nature however, were abbreviated for this showcase; many are one acts.

Our success page speaks for itself and represents the relationships that have developed.

 We do not make promises, however, several shows have seen success.  Please identify in your application interesting, "story worthy" notes that make your submission special.

Once your application has been submitted please remember to email your script / cover letter / photos to nynwtheatrefestival@gmail.com .

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

Festival Performances September 4 - September 22, 2018

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

OBJECT MOVEMENT PUPPETRY RESIDENCY & FESTIVAL

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OBJECT MOVEMENT is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. Object Movement supports the development new work and advances existing works-in-progress that address eternal human questions and the urgent challenges of our society today through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of 15-20 minute performances. Participants meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer peer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings are on Tuesday evenings from September 2019 to March 2019, culminating in a spring festival of performances.

Object Movement is curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins.

Important Dates

Applications due: Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Applicants notified: Friday, August 9, 2019

First Residency meeting: September 10, 2019

First work-in-progress showing (closed): Tuesday, November 26

Second work-in-progress showing (invited audience): Tuesday, January 28

Object Movement Festival tech and performances: March 23 to April 5 (performances Fri/Sat/Sun at 7:30)

Final residency meeting: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Workshop meetings will take place weekly at 6:30-9:00 PM on Tuesdays at The Center at West Park on the Upper West Side. Participants will be expected to commit to the weekly schedule with a minimal number of absences. All residency meeting dates: September 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26; December 3, 10, and 17; January 7, 14, 21, and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 3, 10, and 17; April 7.

Festival performances will be in the Center’s Balcony Theater on March 27-29 and April 3-5, 2020. Each participant will have three total performances on one of the two weekends. Each artist will have up 20 minutes to show either a completed short work or a selection of a full-length piece.

Participants will receive up to 40 hours of free rehearsal space at the Center during the residency. Free rehearsal hours may be used in the Chapel between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Saturday and must be reserved in advance.

Artist Stipend

All participants will receive a stipend of $250 at the residency to offset materials costs and other expenses.

Festival Info

The Object Movement 2020 Festival will take place over two weekends, with Program A running Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 and Program B running Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5. Participants will be scheduled in Program A or B by January 2020 based on performer availability. Each piece in the festival will get one full day in the theater for tech and dress rehearsal.

The Center will provide front of house and technical staff for the festival, including a box office manager, house manager, technical director, and production stage manager. Equipment including a lighting rep plot and PA sound system will also be provided. All tickets will be $20 and sold through the Center’s website.

Print and digital marketing materials, including posters and Facebook pages, will be created by the Center. The Center will host a promo photo shoot in advance of the festival, and provide a photographer for production stills.

Application Information

Artists of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be for a specific project, either a new piece or an existing work in progress to be developed further. Please upload a one-page text description and one-page image/illustration of the project you would like to develop and perform during the residency and festival.

Your text description should include:

a summary of the story you are telling or experience you hope to share

the style of puppetry or object theater used in the project

the social and/or aesthetic questions you hope to explore with the project

why puppetry or object theater is essential to addressing these questions and serving the intention of the project

the length of the completed piece as you envision it

when, where, and how much of the material you have already created and shared

Please upload a document with one-page resumes or narrative biographies for up to three lead artists participating in the project. PDF preferred.

Please upload a document with work samples for up to three lead artist participating in this project. Work samples can be links to video, audio, or image galleries; a series of still images; and/or text. Please keep script samples to no more than 10 pages. PDF preferred.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the application process, the residency, or the festival.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

New Masculinities Festival seeks proposals

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At the New Masculinities Festival, we examine the impact of expectations of masculinity on people's lives and imagine new possibilities for gender expression. We use the power of theatre, dance, poetry, spoken word, performance art, and dialogue to challenge thinking and transport participants to new worlds and perspectives.

We are seeking performances of all kinds that passionately and curiously investigate how expectations of masculinity impact people’s lives, both positively and negatively, overtly and unexpectedly. We seek pieces that have the potential to challenge audience members to experience the world and, in some cases the word masculinity, in a new way.

The festival is open to people of all gender and sexual identities. We strongly encourage proposals from people traditionally underrepresented on stage: People of color, young people, seniors, HIV positive people, disabled people, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people, and lesbian, gay, and bisexual people—come on out!

Applicants must have a clear vision for their piece and are strongly encouraged to submit a link to a video recording. Follow the link below to get started.

ONLINE FORM

Monday, June 17, 2019

North Park Playwright Festival 2019

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Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays.  In support of this goal we have produced the North Park Playwright Festival each October.  The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world.  Over the past twelve years more than 440 new plays have been produced.  We encourage new directors and actors to become involved in theater through the festival as well.  Through the North Park Playwright Festival over ninety playwrights, directors, and actors each year are able to showcase their talents.  We invite interested playwrights to submit work to the festival.  Please follow the guidelines below.

We are looking for:

1.  Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people.  Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival.  We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival.  We don't have space for large casts.

2.  We request new work. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places.  Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time.

3.  We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work.

4.  Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival.  It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense.  The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them.

5.  Most subject matter is OK.  We don't do nudity or off color humor.

6.  We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater.  Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director.  We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email.  Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive.  Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form.  There is no charge to enter.

7.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2019.  Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs.  We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

8.  Send only one script.  Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.

General information:

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play).  We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden
North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
2031 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
www.northparkvaudeville.com

Friday, June 14, 2019

The LIC ONE ACT Festival 2019

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July 15 - August 29

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Submission Deadline : June 30th 2019 

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A ROLLING SUBMISSION POLICY WHICH MEANS WE PICK PLAYS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED SO WAITING UNTIL THE DEADLINE IS NOT ADVISED.

The LIC One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 4th annual festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One Act Festival. We also promote playwrights through publishing anthologies of the winning plays; all of the final plays, including the festival winner, are offered a non-exclusive publishing agreement. We have currently published 5 volumes of short plays.
No fee to submit or produce.

• $200  Cash Prize for Best Play
• $75    Cash Prize for Best Director
• $75    Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $75    Cash Prize for Best Actress
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Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performances]
• The final selected plays are eligible for publishing in Top Secret Books’ The LIC One Act Festival Vol 5 on a non-exclusive basis.

Guidelines:
• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference given to plays that have not been produced before.  Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure.


• Playwrights are responsible for selecting director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)
• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)
• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.


• We will divide selected plays into three or four programs, selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.
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Thursday, June 6, 2019

American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival Submissions

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We will be accepting submissions for the American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: 2020 New Play Festival April 15 through June 15, 2019.

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.

21st Century Voices: New Play Festival Submissions

This year we are seeking submissions of new plays that promote the exploration of themes relevant to our world today, featuring characters who inspire us.

Play submissions should align with our 40-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 plays that excite and challenge a diverse audience.

Submission guidelines for the American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: 2019 New Play Festival are as follows:

  • Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, musical, 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 2020 New Play Festival – you must grant American Stage the right to produce the Florida premiere and one of the first three full productions worldwide if it is selected for production in our 2020-21 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. Requests for full manuscripts will be submitted in August 2019. 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 2019. Finally, American Stage invites four to five playwrights to have their work included in 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival in January 2020.
Playwrights invited to participate in our 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival will receive a $250 fee and will be provided a $250 travel stipend and accommodations during the festival.

How to Apply

Email your complete submission package to 21stCenturyVoices@americanstage.org between April 15 through June 15, 2019.

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

Step 1. Complete the online submission form to provide American Stage with information about the playwright and the play.

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 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 2020 American Stage 21st Century Voices’ focus on plays that promote the exploration of themes relevant to our world today, featuring characters who inspire us
  • 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.

Some Recommendations

Make sure that your synopsis sets the reader up to understand what is going on in your sample. Remember that the reader only has this synopsis and the ten pages that you provide to get to know your work, and that is difficult to do if they are confused about the plot. Also, make sure you are submitting the best ten pages of your work! The sample does not need to be the first ten pages of the play; you should select whichever 10-page section you think presents the best argument for why we should want to read the whole thing.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

VIOLET SURPRISE: FEMSLASH FEST

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VIOLET SURPRISE: FEMSLASH FEST is a short play festival that reimagines the possibilities for well-known, well-loved female-identifying characters to be in queer relationships, and for those relationships to be parodied positively and within the world of the original fandom.

Whether you're down with OTP (One True Pairing) or you have an entire fleet of 'ships, we invite you to create a Sapphic spoof of the characters' signature sizzle that celebrates and elevates the perfection of their connection.

Write the subtext you see and the maintext you want to see. Inspiration – and subtext – can be found anywhere and everywhere: from Anne of Green Gables to The Baby-sitters Club to A League of Their Own. It's particularly present on TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Call the Midwife, Designing Women, A Different World, Downton Abbey, Gilmore Girls, The Golden Girls, Grace and Frankie, I Love Lucy, Laverne & Shirley, Living Single, Once Upon a Time, SVU, That's So Raven, Xena: Warrior Princess.

The possibilities are limitless, which is why submissions are open to romantic pairings of female-identifying characters in any fandom in any medium and in any genre. Whether your leading ladies come out of science fiction and fantasy, Disney or Shakespeare, classic literature (love Jo in Little Women?) or classic sitcoms (love Jo on The Facts of Life?), we request only that your writing be in 'ship shape and in playscript format, and that the material be kept PG. Onstage intimacy is acceptable (what's femslash without a first kiss?), but we want the show to be appropriate for audiences of all ages.

VIOLET SURPRISE: FEMSLASH FEST is curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin in collaboration with Otherworld Theatre Company, and will be presented in Chicago August 9-11, 2019.

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 June 8, 2019.

Playwrights will be notified of our selections by June 22.

Web site: https://www.otherworldtheatre.org/

THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL and THE TRANSLUMINATE ARTS FESTIVAL

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The Q Collective will begin seeking submissions for its upcoming original short play festivals THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL and THE TRANSLUMINATE ARTS FESTIVAL on June 1, 2019.

Submission and Selection Period:

Plays for THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL may be submitted via email only from June 1 through August 15, 2019, with festival play selection completed by September 1, 2019. Playwrights selected will be notified by September 1 and announced by September 15.

Topics of interest in this year’s festival include: Intersexuality, Bisexuality, Pansexuality, Polyamory, Coming Out in Immigrant Communities, Coming Out in Communities of Color, Coming Out as a Conservative Queer Person, Coming Out in Religious Communities, Coming Out Later in Life. Plays do not necessarily have to fall in one of these categories nor must they only explore the LGBTQIA+ experience of coming out.

Plays for THE TRANSLUMINATE ARTS FESTIVAL may be submitted via email only from June 1 through December 15, with festival play selection completed by January 5, 2020. Playwrights selected will be notified by January 5 and announced by January 15.

Topics of interest in this year’s festival include: Trauma associated with coming out as trans expansive, experiences of gender affirming surgery, experiences with starting hormones, dating someone with your deadname. Plays do not necessarily have to fall in one of these categories but must fall under the trans expansive experience in some way.

Performance Dates:

THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL will be held October 17 – 19, 2019, at The Monocle, in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis.

THE TRANSLUMINATE ARTS FESTIVAL will be held February 27 – 29, 2020, at The Chapel, in the Wydown-Skinker neighborhood of St. Louis.

Playwrights will be invited to the first read through of their play and a performance and are encouraged to invite friends as well as share any interviews and/or publicity materials via their social channels.

Compensation:
Selected playwrights will receive a $50 stipend for their work and two tickets to a performance of their choice. Playwrights may attend any rehearsals but are asked to please arrange ahead of time with the director of their piece. The producer or director may contact the playwright for purposes of clarification, publicity, and other artistic, technical or festival marketing and promotion needs.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Scripts must be typewritten using Samuel French guidelines (http://www.playwrightslocal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samuel-French-Formatting-Guide.pdf).

Scripts must not exceed fifteen minutes in length. We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission. A general page estimate for a 15-minute play includes approximately 14-20 pages, although this is clearly not an exact science.
Due to the limitations of our host venues’ theater space (proscenium with no apron, approximately 16 feet wide and 8 feet deep), please limit your script to 1-4 actors. Roles may be doubled within our acting pool.

Please keep prop and set demands to an absolute minimum.

A fundamental foundational principle of The Q Collective is to be open and welcoming to all gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexualities, ages, abilities, etc. Our play festivals reflect these values and we encourage writers to embrace them.

Scripts and cover pages shall be submitted in PDF format. Submitted scripts should bear only the title of the play. They shall NOT include a synopsis, author’s note, nor the name, address or other author-identifying information. To ensure blind review, please include a separate cover page document with the title of the play, name of the author, address, phone number, email, and university/college, theatre, or state affiliation, as applicable, as well as a synopsis of your play.

Playwrights may submit multiple works; however, no more than two (2) plays per playwright will be produced in the festivals.

Previously produced but unpublished works and well-developed works in progress are welcome; plays previously produced by The Q Collective are not eligible.

Works may be submitted for both

Submit plays and cover pages by email attachment in PDF format to: submissions@theqcollective.theater with the subject COMING OUT 2019 or TRANSLUMINATE 2020.

Plays to be submitted to both festivals for consideration can be sent with the subject PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSION.

Please direct any questions to Sean Michael at the same email address.
Have something you want us to read? Send it to submissions@theqcollective.theater with the subject SUBMISSION.

Friday, May 31, 2019

New Thrills Theatre Festival 2019 10-Minute Play Submission

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New Thrills Theatre Festival (NYC)

1) One entry per applicant.
        Anyone is able to apply, as there is no application fee.
        However, a $50.00 fee (non-refundable) will be induced if your play is accepted into the festival (all accepted money will be put toward the grand prize).

FIRST PLACE GRAND PRIZE WINNINGS:
1) $350.00 (paid by check)
2) A meeting with No Frills’ Staff about producing
a full length play in our 2020 Season

2) Plays should be e-mailed in a PDF format to nofrillstheatrecollective@gmail.com

3) Plays will be accepted until June 15th, 2019.
       Winners will be announced June 30th, 2019.

4) If selected for the festival, Playwright understands that they must provide actors, a director, etc. and fully produce their 10 minute play.
         If needed, we may be able to provide management, if available.
         Those who are associated with No Frills Theatre Collective (i.e. artistic directors, management, crew, etc) may NOT participate in the festival, unless hired as crew for productions or judging the outcome of the entered plays.
         Associates may not direct, act, write or do anything creative within the festival. -No photography or videography are allowed inside the performance space. We will capture the festival and send you what you need.


4) Plays must not have been in fully produced or published before (readings are acceptable).

5) You may not have your play produced anywhere else from May until September. To do so will disqualify you from the festival.


CREATIVE RULES OF ENTRY

1) Your play must have a title page, in the correct format, and have page numbers.

2) Plays must be written in English (exceptions are phrases/words in other languages to forward the plot).

Shows must be delivered in English so as to facilitate the varying capabilities of our staff and judges and to maintain an equitable ejudication process. No Frills is accepting of all languages, cultures and religions. This rule is in place so as to not negatively effect a playwright’s end score amongst judges’  who may not all be familiar with multiple languages.

3) Provide a brief synopsis of your play (200-word maximum).
 Relevant information such as casting requirements, genre, plot, imagined technical requirements, character names, age, and brief descriptions.

Plays for children will not be considered.

4) Submitting author is (or authors, when in collaboration, are) sole owner of script copyright

TECHNICAL INFORMATION FOR PRODUCTION

1) If you do not have a tech crew, you may employ one from No Frills Theatre Collective for $20.00 for your tech rehearsal and performance.
         The fee will not incur if you would like them to watch your last rehearsal before your tech rehearsal.

2) Plays must be 10 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes when fully performed.
         You can gauge this by your page numbers (I.E. 1 Page = 1 Minute).
         If your production goes over your allotted time it will negatively effect your score with the judges.

3) There is a strict 5 minute to load in, 5 minute to load out rule.
         If your production goes over your allotted time it will negatively effect your score with the judges.

4) You may not have an expansive amount of set, costumes, props, etc.
         This is a No Frills festival, so the point is to get to the root of the play, without hindering it with cumbersome set pieces or props.

5) You may not use the following: live flame, haze, guns that fire blanks, prop weapons that are not under permit/not marked that they are props, sugar glass, confetti, live animals, drugs, alcohol.

6) You may not change the light plot. Whatever the light plot is, stays as is. We may be able to change the wash of color, if need be.

7) If your play involves singing or live music, this all must be set up within the 5 minute load in/load out timeframe.

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