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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

Submission via online form at the bottom of the page

Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival is open to any writer ages 18 and over.

A select number of plays will be produced in a professional reading-style performance at Arc Stages.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Plays should be 1 to 10 pages in length, double-spaced
  • There is no restriction on style, subject, or form, except plays should be inspired by the theme of Love
  • Plays should be 1 to 10 pages in length, double-spaced.
  • There is no restriction on style, subject, or form, except plays should be inspired by the theme of love.
  • Collaborations are permitted.
  • Plays must be typed, in dialogue format.
  • Please submit plays in PDF format.

The Theatre of Others Audio New Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST


The Theatre of Others is seeking submissions of 20-30 minute plays for its second annual Audio New Play Festival, which will be produced in September and October 2022. 

This year’s prompt is “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.” You may interpret the prompt broadly - your play exploring whatever themes it generates for you.


Plays will be released on a weekly basis via The Theatre of Others Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast platforms. 

If your play is chosen, you will be responsible for your own rehearsals and production. 

The Theatre of Others will provide assistance with casting, dramaturgy, and/or technical design, and will help connect you with the artists you need to round out your team, be that a director, designer, or actors. You are welcome to assemble your own cast and crew; or, we are ready to assist you in this process as much or as little as you require.

REQUIREMENTS

The play must be crafted specifically for the audio play medium. Its sound design must be integral to the storytelling.

The piece must either be a brand new play or an existing play you’d like to significantly adapt to meet the needs of the audio play medium.

The play should still be under construction. That is, it should still be at a stage when the dramaturgical assistance The Theatre of Others has to offer can still be of help.

While we encourage broad interpretation, the play’s relationship to this year’s prompt, “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW,” should be recognizable.

Each playwright may submit only one proposal. Playwrights who submit more than one proposal or script will be disqualified.


How to apply
Email your submission on or before February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST to podcast@theatreofothers.com.

Submission should include the following:

Name of playwright and the working title of the play.

Name of director (if you have one at this time).

Names of any other artists currently attached to the project.

A 100-250 word synopsis of the play, including how it relates to the theme of FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.

100-250 words on why this play is suited for the audio play format.

Please submit:


Resume for the playwright and director (if applicable).

A maximum 10-page writing sample. Playwrights who submit more than 10 pages will be disqualified. The sample can be either taken from a previous play or from the current proposed project. If the sample is from a previous play, please provide a 2-3 sentence synopsis of that play for context.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre 2022 New Works Festival

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2022 New Works Festival April 29 – May 1, 2022.

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script attached as a PDF or Word document. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until January 10th, 2022. Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

Contact Sasha Dudock (Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director) at sdudock@flintrep.org with any questions.

Previous New Works Festival playwrights include Mando Alvarado, Gregory Bonsignore, Greg Kotis, Jenni Lamb, Gordon Leary & Julia Meinwald, Douglas Lyons & Creighton Irons, Daniel MacGregor, Alex Moggridge, Amber Palmer, Charlie Sohne & Tim Rosser, Abbie Spallen, Caridad Svich and Josh Wilder. For more information: https://flintrep.org/new-works-festival/

Flint Repertory Theatre accepts script submissions from agents and playwrights.

If you are interested in submitting your play or musical to be considered for future seasons or for the annual New Works Festival, please email the following to: Literary@FlintRep.org

Or mail to:
Attn: Literary Dept.
Flint Repertory Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

- Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted)
- Brief synopsis of the play
- Full Demo if a musical
- Production history (including any readings, workshops or full productions the play has received)
- Professional playwright resume or bio

Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow a few weeks for a response acknowledging receipt of your script. Flint Rep does not provide dramaturgical feedback.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival Submissions

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2022 New Works Festival April 29 – May 1, 2022.

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script attached as a PDF or Word document. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until January 10th, 2022. 

Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

Contact Sasha Dudock (Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director) at sdudock@flintrep.org with any questions.

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights 2022

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Deadline: May 1, 2022

Six plays are chosen from the submissions to be given public readings by Barter’s company.
The playwrights are given travel, housing, and a stipend for the week.

Each play will be given 6-8 hours of rehearsal time.  The directors are instructed to direct for clarity not effect.  Our goal for the reading is that script/story/relationships are illuminated.  These readings are about getting your story out there. 

After each reading, a panel made up of three regional theatre professionals will give a few thoughts on the piece with the AFPP director moderating the discussion.  After that, we engage with the audience for their comments so that playwrights can get feedback from three separate groups: artists, panelists, and audience. 

Playwrights have found this to be a very useful step in developing their plays, as well as a nice little vacation/writer’s retreat with a chance to meet other playwrights, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of Southwest Virginia! 

Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in a state that contains the Appalachian Mountain Range— which, for our purposes, run from New York to Alabama.)

OR

The plays must be set in the Appalachian region.
Plays must be unpublished and must not have had a full professional production.
Plays must be full length.
Plays must be submitted electronically.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2022

Please send play and a brief synopsis to: apfestival@bartertheatre.com

Saturday, January 1, 2022

5th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

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THEY HAVE MET THEIR 240 PLAY LIMIT - DO NOT SUBMIT

Deadline: February 1, 2022
(or until 240 plays have been received)

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA (TASN) is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its Fifth Annual Short Play Festival outdoors and over two weekends, August, 2022.

Our submission window opens on January 1, 2022 and closes on February 1, 2022, or until 240 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and there are no restrictions on content. Workshops, readings, and several previous productions are A-OK.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit and each of our six winning

Playwrights will receive a $50.00 stipend.

As we enter 2022, it’s likely that we’ll be on the outdoor-boards in August, producing and performing live theater in front of our wonderful audiences. But there’s a small chance that live theater will fall victim to variants and that we switch to a virtual offering. Either way, this show will go on.

So, your play should be meant for the stage AND be easily adaptable to the Zoom format. A play with 10 characters, elaborate settings, and a lot of props, isn’t going to work. A play with five or less characters with simple technical requirements probably will.

Email: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

Please submit a PDF version of your script (PDF’s only please, no exceptions) which includes all of your contact information. No Bios please. We’d like the work to speak for itself.

TASN is a 501c3 non-profit and your tax deductible donations are used to help defray the cost of producing our Festival which is dedicated solely to supporting and producing New Work. If you’d like to make a donation, checks made payable to: The Actors Studio of Newburyport, can be mailed to: The Tannery Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA 01950. Also, donations may be made via this PayPal link.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of readings and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold our All-Day Selection Sunday Extravaganza, putting all semi-finalists on their feet. The six winners will be announced in June, 2022, with the top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

This Festival is sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop whose playwrights have been produced at more than 250 venues around the country.

Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on Facebook or go to https://www.newburyportacting.org/ for more information.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Nextfest 2022

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Deadline: January 15, 2022 at 11:59 pm MST.

This submission is for emerging playwrights submitting a written script for Nextfest. Please fill out the submission form below and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing a presentation, or full production.

To submit a script, please be sure that you qualify with Nextfest’s definition of an emerging artist:
- you are an artist within the FIRST TEN YEARS of your career
- you are NOT represented by an agent or by an professional organization
- you have NOT had a play published

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

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2022 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

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

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Chain One Act Festival 2022

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Deadline: December 26, 2021

Plays are chosen for the Chain One Act Festival based on originality, inspiration, and innovation. The background or experience of the playwright is taken into consideration, but submissions will be judged on the quality of the play. All themes or genres are welcome. Play runtime must be no shorter than 10 minutes and no longer than 1 hour. Shows will be performed in person for a vaccinated audience.

Every show will have the ability to LIVE STREAM for at least one performance.

Chain Theatre is curating the event, not producing it - each production is responsible for staffing their own director, design team and cast.

All shows must be Non-Union. We plan on streaming performances.

You will assign a contact person for the piece; that person will be considered your play’s producer should it be part of the Festival.

Though we will be doing overall festival promotion, you are responsible for the marketing of your piece.

All members of your production team and cast must be vaccinated to participate. We will need proof of vaccination at the organizational meeting should you be accepted into the festival. Preferred proof of vaccination will be through the New York State Excelsior app available on your phone. This is NYC Mandate.

For further information of current COVID protocols at the Chain Theatre please visit: https://www.chaintheatre.org/covid-19-guidelines

APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submitting to the 2022 Chain Winter One Act Festival will be December 26, 2021. There are no submission or participation fees for the Chain One Act Festival. Applications may be downloaded from our website. Complete the following application and you will be directed to information on submitting your play.

After completing the application form you will need to email a PDF (no Word, Pages, or Final Draft files, please!) of the script, and a brief cover letter explaining your goals for the play.

Applications ask for a contact name, address, phone, and email. Show contacts will be the one contact point between Chain Theatre and your production. The email given will be the sole email address that Chain Theatre will use to contact you regarding acceptance, any issues regarding participation, and festival communications.

We will need an estimated running time of your piece that will be factored into the programming. As such, we will enforce this time limit. If during your dress rehearsal or performance the play runs significantly over, we may insist that you revise or forfeit your participation in the festival and any ticket split revenue.

Applications that are not complete will not be accepted. No materials will be returned.

ACCEPTANCE

Notification of acceptance status will be sent by email on or about January 5, 2022.

If you are accepted into the festival, your email will inform you of the time and location of the organizational meeting to be held on January 8, 2022. IT IS REQUIRED THAT SOMEONE REPRESENTING YOUR SHOW BE AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING. This meeting is where you will receive your performance schedule and meet your fellow participants. If there are known conflicts to your scheduled performances, this is a great opportunity to work out alternate dates with Chain Theatre and your fellow participants. The most complex scheduling issues are much more easily solved talking face-to face with everyone in the room.

Everyone must be vaccinated. There will be no exceptions for any reason. All Chain staff on site will be vaccinated as well.

Each accepted show will be given 5 free hours of rehearsal space at one of the Chain Theatre rehearsal rooms. Availability and scheduling of these hours is at the Chain Theatre’s discretion. They must be used to rehearse the show in the festival and cannot be gifted, sold or used for other purposes. Additional rehearsal hours/locations are the production’s responsibility. If you choose to rehearse at one of the Chain Rehearsal studios you can book subsidized rehearsal space for this production for $10 an hour.

Each accepted show will receive a code for ticket tracking. Each show will receive 20% of the net box office for every ticket purchased using their code. (Code use for online sales is mandatory to receive this box office split.)


SCHEDULING

The precise number of shows is TBD, based on number of submissions and running lengths. Each show will be guaranteed at least three performances with a possible one show extension. However, depending on the schedule there may be more. Performance blocks will be at 7 and 9pm during the week and will run throughout the weekend between 12-9pm.

There will be limited time between shows for changeovers. Keep in mind that when you are striking or setting up your show, another show is also likely striking or setting up. Minimalism rules. PLEASE FACTOR THIS TIME INTO YOUR TECHNICAL PLANS. Houses will be opened 5 minutes before the start time and will start promptly.

VOTING

In person voting will be collected by paper ballot provided on site.

BOX OFFICE and TICKETING

Chain Theatre handles all aspects of ticketing and box office. Tickets will be $15 in advance, and $18 at the door.


TECHNICAL

You will need to keep the technical requirements of your show very simple. The Chain is equipped with a full light board and sound system, however the board will be shared by several shows and we will maintain a standard rep lighting plot. Keep light and sound cues as simple as possible. No show will be able to refocus lights. Each company will have only one cue-to-cue technical rehearsal in the venue which will be run by a Chain Theatre hired PSM. Storage space/dressing room space is also limited and will be shared by all shows. You will be given a small, unlocked area to store your props, set pieces, and costumes, which must be completely cleared at the conclusion of your performances.


Any additional equipment your show requires should be listed on your application and approved by Chain Theatre. Chain Theatre has the right to disqualify any shows that bring in unapproved technical elements. If approved, this equipment will be provided for your show by you. Chain Theatre assumes no liability for this equipment; it is your responsibility.

PUBLICITY

Chain Theatre will publicize the festival and coordinate overall press relations, including interviews and critic attendance. You may be asked to submit publicity photos and PR materials. You are also responsible for publicizing your own show through your own press releases, mailers, handbills, busking and/or posters. Should a critic accept your invitation to see a performance, this information must be forwarded to Chain Theatre so we may coordinate this. Chain Theatre will provide a blanket press kit to help all shows promote.

EXCLUSIVITY

If you are accepted to the Chain One Act Festival, part of our agreement prohibits the performance of your show anywhere in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut any time from acceptance into the festival through August 2022. Please keep this restriction in mind when accepting other invitations to perform your show during these months, particularly before you have received acceptance status notification from Chain Theatre.

WHAT TO DO NOW

1. Choose your show.

2. COMPLETELY fill out the application form.

3. REVIEW your completed application to make sure it is complete and correct.

4. Ensure that the PDFs of your script and cover letter are included in your submission email.

Please do not send under separate cover. If there are technical issues, contact us at info@chaintheatre.org to discuss them.

5. Include the title of your show in the subject line of the email and on all relevant materials.

Should they become separated, this is how we will reunite them.

CONTINUE TO APPLICATION

If you still have questions, we are available to help you in advance of the deadline at info@chaintheatre.org. You may want to print and keep or bookmark these instructions and your original application for your reference.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

34th Annual (2022) Festival of New Musicals

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Deadline: December 20, 2021

We are accepting submissions for the 34th Annual (2022) Festival of New Musicals!

Online Info Session: Join NAMT’s New Works Director for an online info session about the application process. He’ll walk you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

The first webinar is on Monday, November 22 at 12:00 PM ET // 9:00 AM PT. (Click here to register.)

The second webinar is on Tuesday, December 7 at 6:00 PM ET // 3:00 PM PT. (Click here to register.) 

2022 FESTIVAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS, PROCESS AND APPLICATION

New this year, we are no longer requiring an endorsement to apply for the Festival!

All writers are eligible to submit an application free of charge. Please review below for full details on the application process.

Please note: NAMT does not accept submissions outside of this process. Please follow the instructions below to submit a musical for the Festival. Materials received outside of the Festival submission process will not be returned.

STEP 1: Is Your Show Eligible?
STEP 6: If You're Selected

You can view a recording of this year’s online information session walking through the application process and providing tips for a successful submission below. This video is not intended as a substitute for reading this entire page.

Now in its 34th year, NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals is the cornerstone of NAMT’s mission to be a catalyst for nurturing musical theatre development and production. Every year, we feature eight musicals in 45-minute presentations for an audience of over 700 industry professionals. We look for new musicals at all stages of development from the broadest possible range of voices.

In the short run, the Festival’s goal is to connect producers with writers, so that our shows can extend their development trajectory. The long-term goal is to expand the musical theatre repertoire and advance the musical theatre art form.

Our 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals will take place on October 20 and 21, 2022.

The objectives of the Festival are to:
  • Showcase quality new musicals with a wide range of subject matter, style and concept
  • Nurture composers, lyricists and book writers of all identities and backgrounds
  • Stimulate networking opportunities for NAMT Members and theatre professionals
  • Provide a forum to spark new collaborations and ventures
  • Encourage future productions of new musicals
We never take any royalties from our writers or ask them to pay for their participation in the Festival. The Festival is funded solely through sponsorships, grants and donations contributed by government agencies, foundations, organizations and individuals.

Step 1: Is Your Show Eligible?

  • The musical must…
  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.
  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show.
  • Have full underlying rights clearances for any pre-existing material used (music, source material, etc.) in the script.
  • Be ready for readings, workshops and/or productions at the time of submission and available for performance in October 2022 at the Festival.
  • The musical cannot…
  • Already be licensed through a professional licensing house.
  • Have been produced on Broadway. [Shows that have had readings, workshops and/or productions (including regional or Off-Broadway) are still eligible.]
  • Have already been submitted to the Festival three times. Each show can only be submitted three times for review by the committee.
  • Have been presented as one of our main presentations at a Festival (excludes shows presented as part of our complementary programming including concerts and showcases).

In addition, the writers must be available for the Festival and all rehearsals.

Still have questions? Check out the Eligibility FAQ.

Step 2: Compile Your Information

Please note the following deadlines for the 34th Annual Festival of New Musicals:
December 20, 2021: Early Deadline for All Submissions
January 10, 2022: Late Deadline for All Submissions (late fees apply)

Shows submitted by the early deadline require no fee for submission. Shows submitted after the early deadline will be charged a late fee, which must be paid by credit card on the submission portal.

Gather Your Information

You will need information on the writers, agents, production/development history and more. This document outlines everything you will need to fill out the application, but you should read this entire page before prepping your materials as there is vital information throughout and our process may change from year to year.

As a reminder, as of this year, we are no longer requiring an endorsement to apply for the Festival!

You may save and return to your application without having to complete it all in one sitting.

Still have questions?
Step 3: Fill Out the Online Application: Work Samples

You will be asked to upload a PDF of the script and a PDF of a 20-page excerpt when you fill out the online application. All script submissions must adhere to the following or your application could be rejected:


The full script and excerpt must include:
  • Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)
  • Brief synopsis (1/2 page or less)
  • Character breakdown (1 page or less)
  • Track listings for the demo included
  • Unattributed author’s note, if applicable (1/2 page or less)
  • e.g. a note about script vs. demo lyrics, or special instructions or how to read internal script notation
  • Numbered pages
  • Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading (see page 4 of the sample script; please note, formatting does not need to be copied exactly).
  • The complete script (all scenes, songs and lyrics are on the page)

The full script and excerpt cannot include:
  • Writer information
  • Agent information
  • Production history
  • Previous cast information
  • Award information

20-Page Excerpt Guidelines

In round one of Festival evaluations, our Festival Screening Subcommittee only reads 20 pages of each script–writers are given the opportunity to choose the 20 pages that they feel best showcases your work. These excerpts must:
Include the introductory pages required in the full script before your selected 20 pages, adhering to the guidelines above.
Be directly pulled from the script without any alterations. Please do not splice together different sections or reformat in any way.
In the application, you will have an opportunity to provide a 50 word introduction to the cut for the subcommittee. Use this intro wisely!
We recommend that you submit the first 20 pages of your script **unless you have a show that is not structured like a traditional book musical.**


Submissions that do not adhere to these script guidelines will be subject to immediate rejection.

View a sample script to get a sense of our suggested layout of the first few pages and examples of how to embed track numbers that correspond to your demo. You DO NOT need to match the exact formatting of this script in order to submit to the Festival.
Demo Track Guidelines

You will be asked to upload individual tracks (up to 20) to the application matching the sequence of the script. You will also be asked to upload a .zip file of the entire demo. These two versions are for the ease of use of the committee. If you have more than 20 tracks, please upload the first 20 and we will pull the rest from the .zip file. Your show does not need 20 tracks to apply; you may have fewer. When possible, please take your name and your performers’ names off of any tracks, including in metadata.

The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the breadth and depth of the score and lyrics. We recommend including at least 50% of the songs in the musical (not including reprises and recitatives).

The demo should be a recording of good quality with a clear piano (or appropriate instrumentation) and clear vocals. We also recommend that the singers on the recording be the appropriate vocal types for their respective roles.


Step 4: Fill Out the Online Application: Supporting Materials

Proof of Rights
If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured. Alternatively, please submit a copy of your contract with all financial information redacted. In order to be eligible for the Festival, we must see:
Length of agreement and standards for renewals/extensions (the length of the agreement or option to extend should extend past the Festival by at least 18 months)
Definition of all parties involved
An indication of whether this will be the sole theatrical version permitted of the piece

Clauses indicating who has artistic control over the piece and what approvals are needed at what stages

Still have questions? Check out the Supporting Materials FAQ.

South Street Players 11th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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Deadline: January 2, 2022, 11:59 pm

Spring Lake, NJ

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).

South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 11th Annual  Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place March 18-20, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Friday, December 17, 2021

19th Annual Mainstage Fresh Fruit Festival

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 19th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary, international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. 

The festival will occur over two weeks in early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through January 24, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Jan. 1), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Performance Art, Dance, Video, Film, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression.

Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events, box-office shares, & more!

Early Submission Deadline: Fri Dec. 31, 2021 (No Submission Fee)
Final Deadline: Mon Jan. 24, 2021 ($25 Reading Fee required after December 31st)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (25+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to produce your show (& cast, direct, execute a local publicity campaign, etc.) if you are out of town. You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced.

Questions? – If you are applying in the Poetry, Dance, or Film categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a letter of interest: submissions [at] freshfruitfestival [dot] com. For short questions use our Contact Form. A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, etc. will be published here soon.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you please download and print a practice blank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email):

> THE ONLINE 2022 APPLICATION <

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

8th annual Title Wave: The 2022 New Works Festival

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Deadline: December 24, 2021

Bay Street Theater is seeking submissions of new full-length plays for our New Works Festival, to take place in early May 2022.

We are offering an opportunity to work with directors and actors on your play, in-person. Selected plays will be provided with dramaturgical notes from our artistic leadership, rehearsal time, and a public presentation in Sag Harbor, New York, with an audience feedback session, spread over the course of several days.

Bay Street is looking for plays that represent a broad array of voices, viewpoints, cultures, and styles. Writers of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit. We are looking for pieces that have had re-writes and development already, perhaps now in their third or fourth draft, and are at a stage where the addition of in-person creatives can be used to their full value.

We’re also most interested in writers who want to collaborate, learn from their actors and directors, and use this time to evolve the play, not just to have a reading of their current draft. Bring us stories we haven’t heard, make us feel joy and humanity, and take us on new journeys. Casts of two to eight are ideal. Things that are not right for us include plays that do not constitute an evening of theatre on their own, Theatre for Young Audience pieces, trauma porn, or work that requires extremely large casts.

Artists will be transported from New York and housed in Sag Harbor in proximity to Bay Street Theater, and will have an opportunity to see the other pieces in the Festival. Artists who reside outside of the New York area must provide their own transportation to Manhattan, and will then be transported from there.

We hope that this development process provides growth to the chosen works and their playwrights, as well as introducing us here at Bay Street Theatre to new playwrights and works that we can consider for possible future production.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

To submit your play:

Ensure that your script is formatted clearly, including page numbers, a cast breakdown, and your contact information.

Name your file in the format: LastName_Title.pdf. For example, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Pass Over would label the file as Nwandu_PassOver.pdf.

Fill out this brief submission form.

Email your play in PDF form to the Literary Manager, Hope Villanueva, LitManager@BayStreet.org.

If you are submitting a musical, include demos for three to four of your strongest songs with your email.

SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE ON
Friday, December 24, 2021

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Short Play & Musical Festival - LUV 2022

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Deadline: December 15, 2021

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

DATES & LOCATIONS:

February 10th-27th, 2022

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: "LUV" Make it sweet or sexy - Luv is Luv!

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

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host (us) provides theatre, technicians, marketing and box office.

2) If selected, there is a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages

Submissions open: October 7, 2021 Submissions close: December 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 of what you would receive IF your play is accepted - please DO NOT sign & send this sample.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Submissions are now open for CapitalQ Theatre Festival

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Deadline: December 15, 2021


StageQ's mission is to celebrate and advance theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ peoples.

We are looking for One-act plays, 15-60 minutes in length, at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. Chosen plays will be performed as part of our one-act festival that will run during Pride Month 2022. 

This weekend-long festival in June will be filled with one-act plays submitted from local and national playwrights, along with various theater-focused workshops. This weekend will be a celebration of original queer stories told by up-and-coming queer playwrights. We thank you so much for your interest in being part of this new Pride Month tradition!

We are interested in plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. What we are looking for is an exciting story surrounding the queer experience that begs to be performed on stage. Our goal is to aid playwrights in presenting the story they are excited to tell on stage, with whatever resources they find valuable. We are defining a one-act play as a play between 15 and 60 minutes long that takes place over one act.

Friday, November 26, 2021

NEW VENTURE PLAY FESTIVAL 2022 - 10-minute plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 5PM

SUBMISSION FORM

Submissions that do not meet the guidelines below will not be accepted to make room for others.

One submission per writer, please. Make sure everyone has a chance.

Winners will be announced March 30, 2022.

WHAT?
To celebrate the vitality of classical themes in new work, PAC invites playwrights to submit for consideration for our second annual - and first in-person - New Ventures Play Festival.

The theme for the plays is The Illusion of Time

5 plays of no more than 10 minutes each will be selected for a staged reading during our festival taking place on June 13th and 20th at the Proscenium Theatre at the Drake.

TO GET STARTED
For inspiration, take a walk through our website! Read through our mission, look at our past production and reading history, and even take a look at the adaptations and scripts we have worked on over the years.

Past PAC productions: https://www.philartistscollective.org/past-productions.html
PAC adaptations/script library: https://www.philartistscollective.org/script-library.html

Create a 10-minute play that responds, resonates or retorts the themes, characters, and/or essence of the work you discover. Use The Illusion of Time as your guide. It may lead to a new verse form or a new language altogether, or it may be a direct rebuttal of the themes you encounter. We are looking for creativity and honesty.

THE DETAILS
  • Based on the theme of The Illusion of Time, please submit a play that:
  • Is in response to, in conversation with, or inspired by classical work and ties into “The Illusion of Time”
  • Is a finished piece with a beginning, middle, and end
  • Is no more than 10 minutes in length
  • An original, never published or previously produced new work

SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Each of the 5 chosen plays will be selected based on:
  • Clearly demonstrated excellence;
  • Relevance to the mission of PAC;
  • Incorporation of theme; and
  • Creative use of language/classical themes/conversation with the classics as outlined in the TO GET STARTED section above.
  • DEADLINE
  • Submissions will be accepted until 5pm EST on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. 

No exceptions or phone calls, please.

IF I GET SELECTED…?
  • Selected playwrights will receive the following:
  • Two staged readings of their script during the New Ventures Festival on June 13th and June 20th, 2022 by a core group of professional Philadelphia-based actors
  • A dedicated dramaturg and director
  • A commission fee of $100
  • Final script approval and will be consulted on choices for shared ensemble cast
  • Submission to National New Play Exchange
  • The love and admiration of actors, peers, and audiences

MORE DETAILS
  • Each script must be no longer than 10 pages (excluding title page and character list)
  • ​Font no smaller than 11 point please
  • When read aloud, play should not exceed 10 minutes
  • Please submit in PDF format. Name the file as the exact title of your play.
  • Please do not ask for comments on your submission
  • Please submit only through the submission form​

Sunday, November 21, 2021

One Moment In Time: A One-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: November 30, 2021 11:59PM EST 
or when 100 submissions have been made

Festival date: Saturday, February 12th, 2022

We are seeking scripts for our one-minute play festival!

This special event will take place live on stage and be simulcast via a streaming service to audiences worldwide from Charlton, MA.

In one night, approximately 60 sixty-second plays will be performed as a rehearsed staged reading by a group of actors...and we want your work to be part of the program!

  • Plays must be no longer than 60 seconds when performed.
  • To be considered, submissions are due by November 30th at 11:59PM EST or when 100 submissions have been made (whichever comes first).
  • Playwrights may submit up to FIVE scripts, but they must all be included as one file.
  • All plays must be in PDF form.
  • All subject matter/language will be considered, but keep in mind this is a staged reading.
  • There is no financial compensation for accepted work.
  • You will be contacted in early December if your play is accepted.

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Women Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: November 20, 2021

Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from women 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, workshops, panels, and classes. The festival will take place during the first two weeks of March in downtown New York City. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2021. We will notify all applicants by December 15th, 2021. The festival will take place from February 27, 2022 through March 12, 2022.

The Women Center Stage Festival, formerly an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is returning to New York this spring. Women Center Stage is part multidisciplinary performance/part multicultural salon; a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and create a fresh theatrical landscape.

Founded in 1996, Culture Project is the preeminent destination for artistic work that investigates the most urgent social and political issues of our time. We believe art is a powerful force that can lift the human spirit, catalyze public discourse and motivate political action with a clarity of purpose.

For their 25th year, Women Center Stage will honor the work of past collaborators and human rights defenders while supporting new voices as they create the future of theater. This year’s theme is “The Next 25” - an ode for what’s to come as we heal, celebrate, dismantle, and rebuild. The festival will feature new multidisciplinary works, with panels, masterclasses, immersive work, installations, and more.

Women Center Stage: The Next 25

Requirements:
- Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.
- 15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).
- 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 any format or genre.
- You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).

What we provide:
- Performance space for each team
- Recommendations for artistic team, including actors, as needed
- Production Manager, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator
- One technical and one dress rehearsal
- Publicity
- Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system

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

February 27, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Monday, November 15, 2021

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

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

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

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival will be held on the beautiful River Campus Arts Center at the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University from June 13-18, 2022.

See 2021 Selections

Full Length Submissions

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

Full-length plays should not have had a previous full production. Workshops and readings are fine.

Finalists for the festival’s top prize will receive airfare and housing to participate in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival on the campus of the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University in June of 2022. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the top prize will be announced at the end of the week-long event.

The winning full-length play will receive:
  • A world premiere production in the 2022-2023 Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance theatre season.
  • Consideration of the play for publication by Concord Theatricals, the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection.
  • A meeting for the playwright with new play acquisition staff at Concord Theatricals.

SUBMIT A FULL-LENGTH PLAY

Short Play Submissions
Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of exclusively characters in their teens and twenties.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to female-identifying actors and actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous full production under an Actors Equity agreement. Non-union productions, workshops, and readings are fine.

The five finalist short plays will receive:
A staged reading at the 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.
Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.

SUBMIT A SHORT PLAY

Questions

If you have any questions, please email the festival’s Artistic Director, Kitt Lavoie (klavoie@semo.edu).

Monday, November 1, 2021

Purple Crayon Players 14TH ANNUAL PLAYGROUND plays for young audiences

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Deadline: November 5, 2021 11:59 PM CDT

APRIL 2022 - NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S EVANSTON CAMPUS

Purple Crayon Players (PCP) is pleased to present the 14th Annual Playground Festival of New Works this upcoming year! We seek to uplift new voices and stories in the theatre for young audiences.
WHAT IS PLAYGROUND?

PLAYground is a three-week play development process which culminates in a weekend long festival of staged readings, workshops, and post-show discussions of three new plays for young audiences.

PLAYground fosters the development of each script through partnerships between professional TYA playwrights and Northwestern undergraduate directors and actors, whether it is the work’s first reading or its final workshop before publication or production.

Purple Crayon Players sees PLAYground as an opportunity to empower new works and reexamine theatre-making practices to center care. We aim to help decolonize TYA by supporting artists with fewer layers of protection from oppression (vocabulary courtesy of Nicole Brewer’s Anti-Racist Theatre). Building a more equitable future begins with young people. We seek to expand what representation they can identify with and future worlds they can imagine. We recognize our own limits operating within a predominantly white institution and plan to work collaboratively with our communities to integrate listening and culturally responsive pedagogies into our processes and education. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or hopes for this process.

SELECTED PLAYWRIGHTS RECEIVE:

At least 15 hours of script analysis and workshopping by student cast and director before your arrival

Regular contact with your student director regarding the progress of rehearsals, tailored to meet your development goals
  • Assistance funding your trip to Evanston, IL, for the festival weekend
  • 2 days of in-person conversation, workshopping, and events with student directors, actors, and others in the Purple Crayon, Northwestern, and TYA communities during the festival weekend*
  • Staged reading of your script and facilitated post-show discussion with audiences
  • Post-festival feedback from audiences, student directors, and cast members

* At this time, Purple Crayon Players intends to host an in-person festival on the Northwestern University Campus in April 2022. Festival logistics are subject to change based on university, state, and local health guidance. 

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:

Plays must be intended for young audiences (5-18 years old) - a play is not expected to appeal to this whole age range.

Scripts must be unpublished at the time of submission.

Scripts should be full length (at least 30 minutes) or intended to be developed into a full length piece.

Playwrights can submit up to 3 scripts. Each script must be accompanied by its own cover letter.

Musicals will not be accepted. Plays with music are permitted.

Plays will be evaluated blindly for semi-finalist selections.


YOUR SUBMISSION SHOULD INCLUDE:

A PDF cover letter detailing your contact information, production history of your play, your development goals for the play, and any other relevant information.

A blind PDF copy of your unpublished script. We request scripts without the playwright's name to avoid bias in the selection process.
TO SUBMIT:

Please fill out this Google Form to submit to the Playground Festival.

The deadline to submit is November 5, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST. Plays submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.


SELECTION OF SEMI FINALISTS AND FINALISTS:

Purple Crayon Players will narrow our submissions to a group of semi-finalists in mid November. We will alert you by the end of November whether or not your play has been selected for semi-familist standing.

We select our 3 finalists in collaboration with our 3 student directors. Finalists will be chosen in mid-December/early-January. All 3 finalists and the remaining semi-finalists will be notified by the end of January whether or not your play has been selected. 

QUESTIONS:

Please contact PLAYgroundTYAfestival@gmail.com with any questions.

Jonathan Van De Loo, Literary Manager
Arella Flur, Playground Festival Producer

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting PLAY SUBMISSIONS for its 20th annual season

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

DUAF will accept 16 theatrical works (plays, musicals and solo works) that reflect urban life and with running times up to 70 minutes.

Each work is performed only once during the festival. There will be a $1,000 award in the category of Best Play, Best Short, and Audience

There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $500 monetary stipend as well as other supportive services to assist in developing the play for the stage.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:

1. Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email

2. Photo of playwright

3. Synopsis of theatrical work

4. Complete script of theatrical work

5. Estimated running time of work

6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available

7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Monday, November 15, 2021. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

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