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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Playwrights Week at The Lark 2020

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Deadline:  April 15, 2020

Playwrights' Week, The Lark’s Open Access Program, seeks to provide development opportunities for new and diverse voices for the theater by identifying and advancing promising plays that reveal unheard and vital perspectives.  This annual, intensive, seven-day festival is designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of writers with new work in development.

Our support criteria emphasizes ambitious, fresh, playful, engaging, energizing, provocative, powerful and theatrical work by writers with clear artistic goals who are open to a collaborative development process.

The five writers selected for Playwrights’ Week are provided with twelve hours of rehearsal and a public staged reading to address self-defined developmental goals for their plays, as well as opportunities to engage with fellow participants in supportive group conversation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Playwrights’ Week 2020 will take place in November 2020.
  • Each applicant should expect a final response by September 2020.
  • While there is no official minimum number of pages for submitted full-length plays, we do not accept 10-minute plays or musicals. 
  • Previously produced plays ARE eligible for consideration.
  • Plays previously submitted to this program are accepted, but we strongly encourage the submission of new work.
  • Writers living outside of the United States can apply if the script was originally written in English.
  • Due to the volume of submissions to this program, we will be unable to accept revised scripts during the selection process.
  • Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

The Coming Out Play Festival 2020


Deadline: May 31, 2020

St. Louis MO

SUBMISSION FORM


The Q Collective is seeking submissions for its upcoming original short play festival THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL.

Plays for THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL may be submitted via Google form only from March 15 through May 31, 2020, with festival play selection completed by August 1, 2020. Playwrights selected will be notified by August 1.

Plays submitted should be based on a fairy tale, myth, legend, or classic literature. Please make sure works chosen are in the public domain. The playwright may additionally choose to pair a recent headline (two-years-old or less) with their selection.

Performance Dates:

Performances of THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL will take place Oct. 15-25, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday through Sunday at 4:00 PM. All performances will be held at The Chapel.

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 venue’s theater space (proscenium with apron; stage proper is 12’x28′ and apron is 5’x22′), please limit your script to 1-6 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 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.
  • 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.

To submit a play, please fill out this form and upload your blind copy here: https://forms.gle/8RKsysMqCjrn6J4b8.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

International Human Rights Art Festival Short Play Festival

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Deadline: July 1, 2020
New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and Wild Project Theater issue a call for proposals for a ten-minute play festival on Tuesday evening, December 8, 2020 as part of the fourth annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 7-13 at the Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd Street, East Village, NY.

We are looking for self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern. We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.

Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal, full tech support, PR and marketing as part of the festival and a prime spot in this year's event There is no fee to apply, and a production stipend of $50 per selected play will be paid.

Please send a description of the work, links, resume and any other information which might be of help in our decision to humanrightsartfestival@gmail.com. Deadline is July 1, 2020. Final decisions will be made by August 31, 2020.

The International Human Rights Art Festival has produced more than 80 events featuring more than 300 artists since its inception in March 2017, at Dixon Place (NY).  It has been covered in more than 30 media outlets (including the New York TimesNBCFox5AM-NYMetro-NYHuffington Post and many others); has worked with politicians and performers such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman John LewisKathleen TurnerBarbra Streisand and many more and WNYC is its media partner.  The Wild Project has been the starting point of plays that have gone on to Off-Broadway and Broadway productions; has had their productions reviewed numerous times in the New York Times and dozens of other outlets, and has offered a nurturing, beautiful theater which brings together local, downtown artists and national and international performers and events.  

Tampa Bay Theatre Festival

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Deadline: April 30, 2020

Submit via SUBMITTABLE

FULL LENGTH PLAYS & MUSICALS:

All Material must be original. Your show can be published or non-published work.

** Your full length show should not exceed 2 hours and 15 minutes including your intermission if you choose to have one. If you do not have an intermission, your show should not exceed 2 hours.

You will have a total of 1 hour to mount your set and to do a tech run. We highly advise that you have a MINIMAL SET. Remember, this is a showcase of full length plays so you may not have time to put up an entire set. Please use the mindset of a black box setting with no panels or a full blown set. Tables, couches, chairs, and small pieces are fine. You must remember to stay within the allotted time frame that you have to set up.

If your play/musical is selected, there is a fee for the usage of the theater where your play will be presented. The fee for the black box/studio theater that seats up to 60 people is $100.00. The fee for a main stage theater which sits between 250 to 260 people is $300.00.

All monies made on your show is 100% yours, the TBTF does not retain any percentage of your earnings.

You must provide your own payment processing service. Eventbrite is the ONLY service that the TBTF allows, you will receive detailed instructions if your play is selected.

The festival DOES NOT produce your show. All entries must be self produced. The TBTF does not provide casting of any sort for your production.

You are allowed to have union actors in your play (EQUITY) but it is up to you follow and abide by union rules when it comes to casting a union actor.

There will be an opening night show at the Straz presented by the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. This show is simply for entertainment and WILL NOT compete with other full-length plays.

Your sound and lighting will be managed by the staff at the venue where your play is to be performed. You are not allowed to handle their equipment. You can staff one of your team members to sit with the technicians to give them instructions on your cues and lighting.

If your show is in a black box/studio theater, you will have a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes allotted for your entire show. This includes one hour to set up which includes minor lighting and tech/sound run. You will have 1 hour and 45 minutes for your show including 15 minutes for intermission if you don't have an intermission, your show can run for 2 hours.  You will have 30 minutes to strike your set once your show is done.

You must provide your own team of stage hands, stage manager, and crew.
This is a festival and a showcasing of your play. To meet the guidelines provided, we highly advise that you keep your set and lighting to a minimum.
All winnrs will be announced at the Awards Party.

Musicals should also include:

2 to 3  MP3 demo tracks (linked in the cover letter section of the form)
Youtube clips (if available - no promo clips)
Lead sheet (if available)
WHEN YOU PERFORM YOUR MUSICAL YOU MUST USE A LAPTOP, CD, OR AN MP3 WITH YOUR TRACKS ON THEM. NO LIVE INSTRUMENTS ARE ALLOWED, NO EXCEPTIONS.

If your play/musical is selected, you will receive a detailed welcome letter that will cover any additional questions that you may have.  An email and telephone number to reach the TBTF will be provided.

SHORT PLAYS:
  • All Material must be original. Your show can be published or non-published work.
  • The length of short plays cannot exceed 10 minutes and a maximum of 8 cast members.
  • If your play exceeds the 10 minute time frame, it will effect your final score.
  • Short plays are to have a minimum set such as: table, chairs, desk, stoops, stools etc. Once your play is over, you must immediately remove your props as the next show will be waiting to set up. You will have 3 minutes to remove your props and minimal set.
  • The TBTF does not cast or direct your play. Please do not submit your work if you think getting a cast or director will be a challenge for you.
  • Any works previously submitted and performed will not be accepted. 
  • You must be at the theatre on time. If the run through starts and your entire cast is not there your show will be disqualified.
  • The Short-Play competition winner will be announced at the Awards Party.
  • There will be two sessions during the short-play competition. The cast must remain backstage during their session. Cast members do not pay to compete. Tickets must be purchased to attend the additional short-play session that you are not competing in. 
MONOLOGUES AND SCENES
Monologues are not to exceed 2 minutes max. If you exceed your time frame this will count against you and the judges may stop your monologue.
This does NOT have to be an original piece. Your monologue can be from a play, a movie, or something that you wrote.

To enter this competition, please submit a recording by phone of you performing your monologue and email it to tampabaytheatrefestival@gmail.com. If you are selected, you do not have to perform the same monologue that you submitted at the competition, you can perform a different one if you wish.
Winners will be announced at the awards party

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY:

Plays can be submitted by way of the website submission page

If you have a recording of your play, you can mail the DVD as an option. Mail it to RL Stage PO Box 4145 Tampa FL 33677. This only for full length shows

WINNERS OF THE SHORT PLAYS, MONOLOGUES, AND SCENE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARDS PARTY.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I (We) certify that I have the full right and authorization to submit and enter into a contractual agreement to produce this submission during the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. I agree to indemnify RL Stage Inc and RQL Productions, its representatives, volunteers, board, sponsors, judges, and affiliates against all claims, losses, damages, and liabilities, from and against any claim or cause of action arising from any claim of infringement or intellectual property rights.

ALL PLAYS/MUSICALS MUST BE SELF PRODUCED AND READY TO MOUNT. THE TBTF DOES NOT PROVIDE ACTORS, DIRECTORS, STAGE HANDS, OR STAGE MANAGERS FOR YOUR SHOW.

I understand that In the event a claim or dispute arises out of this application and/or submission, which parties cannot, with good faith effort resolve in face to face discussions, both parties agree to bring the matter before a member of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration decision will be binding on both parties. The arbitrator may require the losing party to pay the costs of reasonable attorney fees of the prevailing party. Judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in court of the competent jurisdiction. The laws of the State of Florida govern this Agreement



Artists' Exchange's 15th Annual One Act Play Festival (OAPF)

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Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2020

Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.

Seeking Short Plays: Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children thru seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged. Selected plays will be performed at Theatre 82 in Cranston, Rhode Island from July 9-25, 2020 (more performance details below).

Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Friday, April 10, 2020. Any plays received or postmarked past April 10th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by the end of May. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the festival for the public’s entertainment and benefit with no performance/royalty fees.

Selected Playwrights: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales, program ads, and donations will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the OAPF for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive at least two (2) complimentary tickets and recognition in the playbill and festival webpage, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided). Performances are not video recorded.

Festival Performance Schedule:
July 9-25, 2020
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays @ 7pm

About the One Act Play Festival: Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels. This year marks the 15th annual year and aims to showcase new works by emerging and established playwrights and highlight the best short plays that were submitted for review.

To Submit: Please send all plays to Artists’ Exchange by physical mail or email and include your contact information and play title(s). Playwrights may only submit up to three (3) plays maximum. Contact Festival Artistic Director Jessica Chace with any questions or communications at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

By Mail:
Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission
Artists’ Exchange
50 Rolfe Square
Cranston, RI  02910

By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to Jessica Chace at jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org.

Contact Information:
Jessica Chace, Artistic Director OAPF
jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org
www.artists-exchange.org 

Monday, March 30, 2020

Notre Dame Performing Arts New Play Festival

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Deadline: July 15, 2020

South Euclid Ohio

Notre Dame College Performing Arts will host its annual National Playwriting Festival in November 2020, showcasing unproduced plays and musicals for young adults and children.

A national search has begun, looking for the best and most promising theatrical works relevant to young audiences today. The two-day festival will consist of 3-5 staged readings of previously unseen theatrical works, and will take place in the Regina Auditorium on the Notre Dame College campus.

A winner will be chosen through committee/audience voting and will receive a $500 prize, as well as the opportunity to present fully-staged production during the subsequent NDC Spring Semester.

The winner of the 2019 Notre Dame Performing Arts New Play Festival, "MIDNITE" by Rory Leahy and Rena Hardy, received its world premiere production February 2020.

Beginning March 15 of each year, the Notre Dame College New Play Festival will begin taking digital-copy submissions of new plays and musicals. The Director of Theatre will ensure the submitted materials follow specified criteria (see below) and will pass the play to 7-person panel who will judge the merits of each work.

All playwrights will be notified of the status of their submission in September and promotion about the chosen material will begin thereafter.

The festival will take place in late November.

The productions will be showcased in a reader’s theatre format open to the public. The winner will be chosen by the selection panel, with consideration given to an audience vote, and announced at a reception upon conclusion of the festival.

The winner of each season’s new Playwriting Festival will receive a fully-developed and produced show as part of the NDC Spring Semester.

A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner dependent upon funding.

Criteria

- There is no submission fee for the Notre Dame College New Play Festival

- Submission deadline is July 15 of each year. Scripts received after that date will be considered the following year.

- 3-5 finalists will be selected on October 1 of that year and their names will be posted to the Notre Dame College website and social media platforms at that time.

- Must be a full-length play/musical for children or young adults without a prior production

- A brief synopsis must be sent together with a complete digital manuscript. Submission must include a contact phone number and e-mail address on the play’s title page. No hard-copy submissions will be accepted.

- The play must be at least 1 hour and no longer than 90 minutes.

- The play must be appropriate for audiences of all ages.

- Dramas, comedies and farces (with or without music) are welcome.

- Only ONE work per author may be submitted each year.

- Cast size limited to no less than 4 or more than 22.

- The plays selected will be acted by our student actors with a mix of regional artists where necessary. Plays that can be effectively cast within our market will be considered favorably.

- Playwrights who are questioning whether or not their play is a good match for the Notre Dame New Play Festival are strongly encouraged to contact Director of Theatre Pierre Brault at theatre@ndc.edu before submitting.

- All plays that are not selected for the festival will be held on file for 2 years.

- All qualifying submissions will be read by five to seven readers.

Be advised that the following are not considered qualifying submissions:

  • Screenplays submitted as theatrical plays
  • Plays with excessive profanity or violence or are inappropriate for youth audience members

Notre Dame College 2020 New Play Festival Timeline

March 15 – Begin accepting submissions

July 15 – Submission deadline

October 15 - Finalists announced

November - Annual Notre Dame New Play Festival

Length: 60-90 minutes
Cast Size: 4–24
Age Appropriateness: all ages
Unproduced Work Only?: Yes

Saturday, March 28, 2020

"Fade to Black" play festival seeks 10-minute scripts

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, Shabach Enterprise presents its eight season of the Fade To Black Play Festival, Houston's only short play festival celebrating the new works of African American playwrights.

Festival date: June 25-27, 2020, Houston, TX

SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2020 TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2020.

1. No fee is required.
2. No restriction of theme or genre.
3. Three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.
4. Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.

TO QUALIFY:
1. You must be the sole African-American author of the submitted work.
2. Previously published or produced work by the author or theatre/company is not allowed (See definitions below).
3. Play must run no longer than 8-10 minutes long on stage. (Consider conducting an informal reading to ensure).
4. Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
5. Play must not be a musical.
6. Play must not be written for children or youth.
7. Play must not contain characters that are under 17 years old.
8. Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black play festival seasons.
9. Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
10. Play should be "stand-alone", separate body of work that has not been extracted from a larger, previously written play.
11. Author must be at least 18 years of age.
12. Play must be submitted in a PDF format.

TO SUBMIT:
1. Complete the script submissions application.
Submission link:
https://monologuebank.submittable.com/submit/68c3eafa-ba83-43b3-9e61-9994f9a50142/fade-to-black-play-festival-2020


2. Upload pdf of original work.

For more festival details go to www.FadeToBlackFest.com 

 DEFINITIONS:
"Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event.  

"Published" - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.

Staged readings (formal or informal) are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings but has not been produced as a full-scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The Seven Short Works Festival

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

Albuquerque New Mexico

 If you wish to submit by standard mail, please send script(s) to the addressed listed on our website. There is no submission fee if you choose to use this method.  

The Seven is one of the nation's premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are reads by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will be awarded the Andaluz Prize, and will receive transportation to/from and lodging at the festival.
Important Dates

June 1, 2020:  Postmarked submission deadline.
June 7, 2020 at 11:59 pm (MST):  Digital submission deadline.
July 1, 2020:  Winners announced.
Performance dates TBD.

Submission Rules
- Scripts must be based on the theme:  "YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP.” All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.).
- Do NOT use the phrase: "you can't make this up" in the script or as a title.
- Scripts may be a maximum of 10 pages, in standard playwriting formats. For digital submissions, only .pdf, .doc and .docx file formats will be accepted.
- The Seven is comprised of world premiere productions. The script must never have been produced before July 30th, 2020 in order to be accepted. Scripts that have received public readings only ARE eligible.
- Scripts must be submitted with:

  1. A title page with all playwright contact information
  2. A title page with only the title of the play.  These should be included as a part of the document file.

These pages and any character/title pages do not count against the 10 page script maximum.

- The preferred method of submission is digital, and the process can be accessed below. There is a $5.00 US submission fee to do so.

- If you wish to submit by standard mail, please send script(s) to the addressed listed on our website. There is no submission fee if you choose to use this method.  Script pages should be affixed using a single staple or paper clip ONLY.  No binders or folders.

- Playwrights can submit a maximum of TWO scripts total.

- There are no age/gender/career, etc. limitations in this submission process. It is open to all and scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.

- If you are submitting a musical, make sure to include the audio files on a thumb drive. You must submit these scripts via snail mail.

- Make sure to include your email address. Once the submissions have been logged-in, you will receive a confirmation email, which could take up to 72 hours.  

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Connective Theatre Company Play(s) At Home Festival

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Deadline: March 25, 2020

Chicago IL

Connective Theatre Company is thrilled to announce our first virtual play festival: Play(s) At Home, directed by Chase Hauser. In this time of isolation and quarantine, CTC hopes to inspire, motivate, and connect people from across the world through a virtual reading of various short plays.

Playwrights from all over are encouraged to submit short scenes/sketches/plays that address the various experiences we are going through due to COVID-19 (i.e., self-quarantine, anxiety, paranoia, toilet paper shortages, etc.).

Submissions of all tones are welcome-- CTC hopes to produce a wide range of stories that encapsulate the wide range of emotions we are all feeling at this time. Please keep all submissions under ten minutes in length. Selected plays will be rehearsed, performed, and recorded remotely from the comfort (and safety!) of the actors' homes. The readings will be published on our website and social media on Saturday, March 28th.

Connective Theatre Company is committed to telling stories that connect reason and emotion, provoke critical consciousness, and facilitate a path to action.

Important Dates: March 18th-March 25th: Accepting Submissions.
March 26th: Playwright's chosen for production will be contacted via email.
March 27th: CTC will cast and rehearse each piece via Zoom call.
March 28th: Play will be performed, remotely recorded, and published on CTC's website and social media.

This call for scripts is worldwide

Please fill out the submission form here to have your work considered for our virtual short play festival. Feel free to email connectivetheatrecompany@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Reply To Email: connectivetheatrecompany@gmail.com

Friday, March 20, 2020

Love Sharing: the first International Festival about Peace and Non-violence

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Deadline: April 30, 2020

Cagliari, Sardinia Italy

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Call for Performing Artists 2020

Plays, performances and workshops

All participants will be paid for their participation to the Festival, after the submission of an invoice.

The payment amount will be specifically established on a case-by-case basis.

Other expenses linked to organization (f.e. SIAE, promotion, comunication) will be paid by the Festival.

All participants are guaranteed conventions for the accomodation and inland transfers. Moreover, their names will be in all our promotional material and they will be given the opportunity to enjoy all the activities of the Festival at a special price.

For any extra expenses, we can provide participants with the necessary certificates so that they could also ask for reimbursement in their own country.

Please bear in mind that the artworks must be related to the theme (Madness and Revolution), maintaining the nonviolent approach to conflicts as a reference point.

All applicants will receive a confirmation email. Due to the huge amount of applications received, we are unable to provide any feedback on unsuccessful applications. Only the selected applicants will receive a positive feedback.

Read carefully! The examination will be based on the full video of the performance: trailers do not count as video. Not sending the video means being automatically excluded from the selection.

This year’s theme: Madness and Revolution

The Festival is open to all contemporary artists. Special attention will be paid to innovative and interdisciplinary works.


All kinds of contemporary artworks and performances are acceptable:
theatre, dancing, contemporary music;
street theatre and circus;
visual arts, video, painting, sculpture, photography and illustration

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Trustus Playwrights’ Festival

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

The Trustus Playwrights’ Festival began at Trustus Theatre in 1988. This festival accepts submissions nationally from playwrights seeking production of a full main stage production at Trustus Theatre. Past winners include David Lindsay-Abaire, Jon Tuttle, Deborah Breevort, Stephen Belber, Andrea Lepcico, and Sarah Hammond (to name a few).

Trustus Theatre selects one new play annually as the winner of the Trustus Playwrights’ Festival. Submissions should be full-length non-musical plays that have small casts (6 actors or less) and modest design needs (no fly systems or pyrotechnics please). The festival is welcoming to experimental works. The festival prefers scripts that have not been produced, and that Trustus’ production have “World Premiere” status.

The winning play will be produced in August 2021. Beyond the production, Trustus will provide winning playwright with a $700 prize, and travel and lodging for previews and opening night.

JANUARY 15, 2020 – MARCH 31, 2020

MAY 1, 2020 – FINALISTS’ FULL SCRIPTS REQUESTED

MAY 31, 2020 – WINNER ANNOUNCED

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Young Playwrights Festival 2020

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DEADLINE: March 15, 2020

View or Download Submission Rules (PDF, 16KB)

Submit your play via Submittable.com

DEADLINE: Plays or musicals must be submitted online, e-mailed or postmarked by MARCH 15, 2020.

FEES: There are no fees for submitting your work to the Festival.

ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2020; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement.

CONTENT: Original plays or musicals on any subject and any length.

LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team.
FORMAT: All plays must have numbered script pages.

COVER SHEET: Along with play script(s), submissions must include a Cover
Sheet with: Title, Playwright Name, Playwright Date of Birth (with year),
Age, School Name (if applicable), E-Mail Address, Contact Phone Number,
Mailing Address.

NO RETURNS: Scripts will not be returned so please do not send originals.

NOTIFICATION: We will contact Festival Competition winners in April 2020.

PERFORMANCE: Winning plays will be performed by professional actors at LA City College Theatre in June 2020.

SUBMIT ONLINE: Browse to theblank.submittable.com, create an account and follow the instructions to submit your play(s) and cover sheet.

SUBMIT BY E-MAIL: Send play(s) and cover sheet as PDF with play title in
subject line to: ypfsubmissions@theblank.com

SUBMIT BY MAIL: Send unbound play(s) and cover sheet to:
Young Playwrights Festival
c/o The Blank Theatre
PO Box 1094
Los Angeles, CA 90078

Scranton Fringe Festival 2020

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Deadline:  Sunday March 29th, 2020

The Scranton Fringe Festival returns for another year of engaging and eclectic theater, music, dance, puppetry, comedy and much much more!

The 2020 Scranton Fringe Festival will take place September 24th - October 4th in several venues throughout downtown Scranton.

We are a fantastic platform for creative works of performing arts and we invite all, from every corner of the globe, to apply to be considered for our 2020 Festival line-up.

Once again the Scranton Fringe Festival is thrilled not to charge ANY application fees - all are welcome to submit and share their submissions freely!

All productions will be compensated with 70% of their box office sales.

This application will close Sunday March 29th

Selected artists will be contacted / confirmed by (approx.) May 1st 2020

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 Scranton Fringe visual art applications will open at a later date.

ENSURE YOU HAVE READ THE "BEFORE YOU APPLY" information or contact us if you have any questions (which you can view at scrantonfringe.org/apply)

Thank you for sharing your work with the Scranton Fringe Festival!

Si está interesado en presentar una solicitud pero prefiere comunicarse en español, envíenos un correo electrónico a scrantonfringe@gmail.com y alguien se pondrá en contacto con usted lo antes posible.

If selected, all productions are required to pay a production fee. Production fee revenue will be utilized to help cover just part of the festivals many expenses (venue rental, tech, staffing, insurance, printing, general marketing, etc).

Production fees vary depending on number of shows and size of venue. These fees directly fund the festival costs (venue rentals, tech, marketing, insurance, etc.) and help make the festival sustainable. Fringe will try to accommodate your choices as space/schedule allows & the specifics will be noted in each contract. The breakdown of fees is as follows:
$50 x each performance within a small venue ($50, $100, $150, etc)

$70 x each performance within a medium venue ($70, $140, $210, etc)

$130 x each performance within a large venue ($130, $260, $390, etc) 

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LaBute New Theater Festival High School Submissions

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Deadline: April 19, 2020

Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward: The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length. Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.

Submissions should be sent to:
LaBute New Theater Festival,
St. Louis Actors’ Studio,
360 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

For more information: 314-458-2978 or help@stlas.org

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The East Village Playhouse Premier NYC One Act Festival

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Deadline:  March 20, 2020

The East Village Playhouse/Premier NYC One Act Festival is accepting submissions of one-act plays and musicals for its annual festival in May 2020 at the East Village Playhouse

The festival provides the use of the 30 seat storefront theater - including a small light and sound package -  for two days of tech rehearsals and two performances over one weekend, as well as inclusion in the festival press release and e-blast marketing, box office and ticketing services, front of house management, and one technical operator to run the light and soundboard. The festival will also be overseen by a producer and a general manager. The fee to participate is $500.

Participants must assemble their own creative team, stage management staff, and cast, as well as rehearse off-site, and cover the costs of sets, costumes, props, and any other production elements which are not part of the East Village Playhouse. Productions must be small in scope and cast size. Musicals must be able to be accompanied by a keyboard only.

Please email submissions to info@citykids.com by March 20th.

Please do not visit or drop off your submissions at the East Village Playhouse.

We look forward to receiving your one-act!

Sunday, March 1, 2020

McMenamins UFO Festival seeks productions of 10-minute plays

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

MCMENAMINS UFO FESTIVAL PRESENTS THEATRE 33
10-MINUTE PLAYWRITING COMPETITION.

THREE PLAYS WILL BE SELECTED BY THEATRE 33 TO BE PERFORMED AS STAGED READINGS ​MAY 15, 2020 @7:30 PM AT MCMENAMINS UFO FESTIVAL HELD IN MCMINNVILLE, OREGON, AT HOTEL OREGON. THE AUDIENCE WILL VOTE AND THE WINNER WILL RECEIVE A $200. GIFT CERTIFICATE FOR MCMENAMINS.

Submissions Guidelines
  • We will accept unpublished plays only.
  • The play must be about UFOs or anything closely related to them.
  • The play must contain at least two (2) characters, but no more than four (4).
  • The playwright rehearses their team of actors, and director /or self directs the reading to perform at the Festival on May 15th, 2020.
  • One submission per playwright, or collaboration team.
  • By submitting, the playwright permits McMenamins/Theatre 33 to include the play during the UFO Festival. The playwright must be free to give this permission at no cost to McMenamins or Theatre 33.
  • Submitting your play grants McMenamins and Theatre 33 10-minute play Festival the right to use your name, play title, and possible video excerpts from your play or photographs from your play for promotional purposes on Theatre 33’s website in the promotion of future festivals.
  • Plays should be submitted in standard play format via email only in PDF format with the title page. Click the link for more information on formatting: http://www.playwrightslocal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samuel-French-Formatting-Guide.pdf
  • Play selections will be finalized by April 1st by Theatre 33. Everyone who has submitted will receive an email announcing whose work has been selected for the 2020 UFO Festival.
  • Remember, keep your play to no more than 10 minutes in length, approximately 8 to 10 pages. The venue will supply chairs, music stands, and possibly microphones.
  • Three plays will be selected to be performed as stage readings at McMenamins UFO Festival. The audience will vote upon the completion of the three play readings, and one​ playwright will win the Grand Prize of a $200 McMenamins gift card.  Submission deadline March 1st, 2020.​
  • ***If your play is selected you must be available to provide actor/director team and present a rehearsed/polished reading of your UFO 10-minute play at the Festival on Friday, May 15th, in McMinnville, Oregon, during the UFO Festival.***

​Submisson Details:
A brief bio and contact information.
A short synopsis of the play and a list of team members names.
Submission deadline March 1st.
Please email scripts to: THEATRE33ORG@GMAIL.COM
In the subject line write YOUR PLAY TITLE (AND) UFO PLAY COMPETITION.

Thank you for your interest in this competition as part of the McMenamins 21st annual UFO Festival. Good luck, and we look forward to reading your plays!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Scripps Ranch Theatre 9th Annual Out On A Limb Festival

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Deadline: March 6, 2020

Scripps Ranch Theatre is currently accepting scripts for its 9th annual Out On A Limb new play festival.

Please only submit finished works (no treatments or drafts). Plays must not exceed 10 minutes. Please read below for more information.

After your play has been received it will be reviewed. We will make a final selection of 6 plays to present in performances on July 10-12 and 17-19. If your play is selected you will receive a stipend to present your play in the performances.

This year we are continuing our exciting element of awarding CASH PRIZES! Each play will be judged by a distinguished panel of judges and our audience. At the end of the sixth performance all of the scores from all of the performances will be tallied. We will then award a first, second and third prize. The prize money will be divided among the playwright, director and actors.

Please Note:
  • Your play must not exceed 10 minutes.
  • Please do not submit musicals.
  • Your play must be a new and unpublished work.
  • Please include a brief synopsis of your play.
  • Please include your name and email along with your submission.
  • Your work must be submitted by the deadline of March 6, 2020
  • We will produce your play and you do not need to self produce.
  • There is no fee to submit your work
  • Your play does need to be about San Diego.
  • You do not need to reside in California to submit.
  • Please submit your works to: OOAL@scrippsranchtheatre.org


Charles Peters
Producer and Artistic Director of OOAL 2020

TALOS IV: SCIENCE FICTION THEATRE FESTIVAL OF LONDON SEEKS SHORT PLAYS

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Deadline: Sunday March 1, 2020

TALOS IV: the original Science Fiction Theatre Festival of London will take place 15-21 June 2020 at the Cockpit in London. In addition to its main programme of curated full length productions*, the festival is seeking submissions of short plays with science fiction elements.

Scripts should be no more than 15 minutes long and not previously produced in London;
Talos IV aims to showcase new work and particularly encourages BAME and LGBTQ+ artists to submit their scripts. The accepted plays will be mainly science fiction but related genres [e.g. horror, contemporary fantasy] will also be considered.

 The scripts will be considered for play readings and performances during the 2020 festival, and should be submitted as a PDF attachment to talosfest@gmail.com

Please include a short bio and a synopsis in the body of your email. Please put SCRIPT SUBMISSION: [PLAY TITLE] by [AUTHOR] in the subject line of your email. One submission per writer please. If your submission is accepted, you should hear back by the end of March.

At Cyborphic, the team behind Talos, we accept flexible definitions of science fiction and are looking for projects that feature science fiction or even speculative fiction elements. We’re interested in all kinds of science fiction performance, including but not limited to:

Cyborg Theatre, Robot Theatre, AI Theatre, Weird / New Weird Theatre

  • Afrofuturist Theatre
  • Queer Science Fiction
  • Utopian and/or dystopian theatre
  • Post-Apocalyptic, Post-Modern, Post-Dramatic
  • Science fiction dance performance
  • Solarpunk, Cyberpunk, Steampunk, Biopunk, Hopepunk, Mythpunk

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Theatre Three 24th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 10
  • Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.)
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2020.
Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 400 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 120 world premieres by 84 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for nine performances in April 2021 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, articles, and reviews as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Plays should be submitted to THE 24th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Studio Players 7th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 8, 2020
Lexington KY

Studio Players is proud to announce their 7th Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, July 23-26

We are looking for 7 strong, entertaining plays to feature, so once again, we are holding a competition. This competition is for 10-minute plays only; it is open to any playwright.

Script Submissions and Guidelines:

  1. Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.
  2. The play must be a 10 minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long).
  3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number.   The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10 page script.
  4. To be considered, each script must be received by March 8th.
  5. The contest is open to the first 300 entries received.
  6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts.

The 7 Selected playwrights will each receive $250 in prize money.

The selected scripts will be performed each day of the Festival, July 23-26, 2020.

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

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