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Sunday, July 3, 2022

Shiny Unicorn Productions seeks 10-minute plays

 Website

Deadline: July 8 2022 midnight

We are ready to announce our next Themed Women's Playwright Festival....

CONFESSIONS

There is no mandatory item and we encourage you to interpret confessions as you see fit.

We have a few slots available and are looking forward to your submissions!

Details:

Plays should be 10 mins in length or shorter.

The festival will take place on Saturday, Aug 20th at 7:00pm EST. Submissions are due by midnight Friday, July 8th. 

*This is a virtual festival. 

**SUP festivals are DIY. 

However, we are available to assist if you need actors/directors.  We cannot, at this stage in our development offer a royalty fee but we are working on those next steps!

Interested? 

Complete the form below to submit today! 

https://www.facebook.com/ShinyUniwomenplaywrights/

Friday, July 1, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

 PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS


Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Sunday, June 26, 2022

100 x 1 Minute Play Festival - Los Angeles 2022

Website

Deadlines: July 30, 2022

The Decameron Project - LA, in partnership with International Arts Media, LLC, is seeking new one minute plays and screenplays for in-person and virtual presentations. 

A 100 x1 min play festival is being planned for fall 2022 in Los Angeles, while some plays will be presented virtually. 

A free workshop will be available on Monday, June 27, 2022 - 7 PM Pacific Time via zoom https://fb.me/e/2M4TNCkVI

Please submit up to 5 plays.  


If you are having any issues with the Google form, please feel free to email your play(s) to 1minplays@gmail.com 

There will be a stipend of $10 per play if the play is selected and performed.  

For more information about the Decameron Project - 


 

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Object Movement Puppetry Festival

Website

Deadline: July 18, 2022 5PM

OBJECT MOVEMENT 2022-2023 INFO & APPLICATION

APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2022—2023 RESIDENCY AND FESTIVAL ARE NOW OPEN AS OF JUNE 13

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY 5PM ON MONDAY, JULY 18

APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MONDAY, AUGUST 26

The Object Movement Puppetry Festival is an annual presentation of new short works developed in residence at The Center at West Park. Curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, Marcella Murray, and Justin Perkins, Object Movement supports the development of new puppetry and object theater by artists in the NYC metro area, culminating in an annual festival of short performances.
ABOUT THE RESIDENCY

For eleven weeks in Fall 2022 and eleven weeks in Spring 2023, a cohort of eight puppetry and object theater artists (or pairs or teams of artists) will meet to share progress on developing new work. Meetings will be in person (whenever possible) on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Center at West Park. If necessary, virtual meetings will be held on Zoom. Meetings will be facilitated by the curatorial team: Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, Marcella Murray, and Justin Perkins. The goal of these meetings is to provide supportive feedback for the artists and a useful but flexible structure for making and sharing work.

Each resident artist will develop a single piece over the course of the residency. There will be a work-in-progress showing for invited audiences at the second-to-last fall meeting on December 6. Completed pieces will be presented in a festival in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Theater March 20 through April 1, 2023.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The 2023 Object Movement Puppetry Festival will take place over two weeks from March 20 through April 1, 2023 in the Center at West Park’s Sanctuary Space. Each week will feature a different program of four original short pieces 10 to 15 minutes long. Each week will include a dedicated tech day for each of the four pieces, a dress rehearsal, and three performances. Festival working days will be Monday—Saturday, 1pm to 10pm with a meal break 5-6pm.

The festival will provide a stage manager and technical director, a rep lighting plot, sound system, and marketing and box office services. Each lead artist or team will be paid an artist fee of $500 at the end of the festival.
IMPORTANT DATES

Applications open: June 13, 2022

Applications due: Monday, July 18, 2022 at 5pm

Applicants notified: Monday, August 26, 2022

Fall residency meetings: Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm from September 20 through December 13 (off Nov 8 for Election Day and Nov 22 for Thanksgiving)

Work-in-progress showing: Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30pm

Winter break: December 14—January 9

Spring residency meetings: Tuesdays 6:30-9:30pm from January 10 through April 4, 2023

Festival dates: March 20—April 1, 2023

Program A performances: Friday, March 24 at 7:30 and Saturday, march 25 at 2pm and 7:30pm

Program B performances: Friday, March 31 at 7:30 and Saturday, April 1 at 2pm and 7:30pm.

Final meeting: Tuesday, April 4, 2023

HOW TO APPLY

Online applications open on June 13 and are due by Monday, July 18 at 5pm. Applications are open to all artists over 18 who live in the New York City metro area. Both experienced puppetry artists and puppetry beginners with experience in other disciplines are welcome. We are not able to accept applications from full-time students, or for projects being developed through another residency, program, or institution between September 2022 and April 2023. You may apply as an individual artist, a duo, or a collective/company. Please submit only one application per artist.

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

For the Artist Statement and Project Description, you may submit a written statement (300 words max) or a video where you respond verbally (3 minutes max). Please choose the format that is easiest for you. Videos should be uploaded to YouTube or Vimeo and linked in the corresponding section of the application. If the videos are password-protected, be sure to provide the password!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing.

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Monday, May 30, 2022

2022 Scranton Fringe Festival

Website

Deadline:  June 7, 2022 6PM EDT

SUBMISSION FORM

Scranton Fringe is an award-winning arts organization producing innovative work since 2015. Fringe is dedicated to creating a bold, engaging platform for thought-provoking art while striving to promote Northeast Pennsylvania as a viable creative environment. Inspired by the world's largest annual event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the organization has grown into an incubator of unique creative work centered around the performing arts.

The past few years we have featured the COVID safe "Fringe Under Glass" project, but Scranton Fringe is thrilled to announce the return of the main festival, set to take place on stages both indoors and outdoors across downtown Scranton (PA) from Thursday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 8th, 2022.

Scranton Fringe is now accepting applications for proposed works of theater / performing arts and other types of creative projects from independent artists and cultural groups from across Northeast PA and beyond for the 2022 Festival.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

For 2022 we are extending our reach and creative call and encouraging any type of creative event/project to submit for consideration - outdoor walking dance tours, large indoor theatrical productions, public art installations, workshops. and much more. We wish to mark the return of our festival with a dynamic display of creativity, culture, and community!

We are looking for: creative projects that engage a wide range of community, new takes on old works; newly created theater pieces; quirky, unusual, vibrant, and creative theater; online/virtual works of the performing arts, cabaret; dance; puppetry; magic; musicals; immersive theater; circus; solo shows, children’s programming, Site-Specific performances, public art installations, creative workshops, and any other type of public creative programming.

The specific nature of each partnership for those who are invited to join the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will vary in regards to venue, technical support, scheduling, finances and more. Each artist/group offered a space within the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will (virtually) meet with Festival leadership and have an active role in crafting the details of their respective contracts.

FINANCES:
As stated above each partnership will have its own financial arrangements on a case by case basis. Typically, Scranton Fringe charges each project a set production fee (determined by # of performances / events, tech needs, etc.) and then returns bulk of ticket sales to said production/project. For 2022 we are taking a more flexible approach and will be working with each accepted production/project on a case by case basis prior to locking down contract details.

Scranton Fringe is proud to once again not charge any fees for applications/proposals.

COVID:
Please note per our safety policy at this time all artists, producers and volunteers who wish to present any work indoors during the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will be asked to show proof of vaccination before contracts are finalized. Festival audience safety guidelines will be finalized over the summer of 2022.

WHEN

The 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 8th across downtown Scranton, PA (USA).

The below application will close on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 (6 pm eastern). All submissions must be completed online via the below form. Please contact Scranton Fringe via email (info@scrantonfringe.org) if you have any questions!

Sunday, May 29, 2022

The Willow Tree Project

Website

Deadline: July 1, 2022

Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts is proud to unveil our newest program: The Willow Tree Project!

Our mission is to create opportunities for people age 55 and up to participate in the performing arts, regardless of their previous experience. Through the stories we tell, we will honor the wisdom we gather as we age, and celebrate the experience of getting older.

We’re accepting submissions for our New Works Festival for plays by playwrights age 55 and up, which will run September 23-25 at Northern Starz Center for the Performing Arts in Ramsey, MN.

The Willow Tree Project is looking to further examine the experience of aging in modern America. We are looking for One Act scripts written by playwrights age 55 and up, taking on issues relevant to this constantly growing age demographic that can often feel overlooked in today’s society. Though we welcome submissions from around the country, we will prioritize the work of local and regional playwrights!

Submissions should be no longer than 60 minutes. You may submit more than one script. Submitted scripts will be considered for the festival, with 4-6 plays chosen for presentation as staged readings performed during the festival. The audience will vote, along with a panel of judges, for which script they want to see produced, and the chosen script will be produced as part of the 2023 Northern Starz season! The winning playwright will be paid royalties upon production.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. All inquiries and play submissions should be directed to: submissions@northernstarz.org. Submissions are due by July 1, 2022.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) 2022

Website

Deadline: May 31, 2022

APPLICATION

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been born out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:
  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Plays (Short and Long)
  • Subway Musicians
  • Storytelling Show
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Interactive
  • Other … Out of the Box
HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:
  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history (if applicable)
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information, website, social media handles, and professional bio(s)
Hit SUBMIT to submit your application
GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Act One, One Act Festival 2022

Website

Deadline: May 30, 2022

July 6th - Aug 13, 2022

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

Act One: One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 2022 festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One Act Festival. We are delighted to be back after a 2 year hiatus due to Covid.

No fee to submit or produce. Please note we have increased the prize values!

• $250 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $100 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $75 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $75 Cash Prize for Best Actress

• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performance.

Guidelines:

• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference given to plays that have not been produced before. Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure. We will reject any play longer than 20 mins.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting the director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)

• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)

• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.

• We will divide selected plays into more programs, and selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.

Apply HERE: https://form.jotform.com/92725721858972

The Secret Theatre
4402 23rd Street
LIC, NY 11101
At Court Square on the E, M, G and 7 train. (Between 44 Rd and 44 Ave)

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

The Sixth Festival

Website

Deadline: May 1, 2022

"The Sixth Festival is calling for play submissions for Off-Broadway readings happening June 2 - 12. One night will be short plays (10-30 minutes) and one night will go to a single full length.
Deadline to submit: May 1

About the Festival:

The Sixth Fest is a fringe festival in its second year inviting events of all types to draw attention and inspire action to stop the end of the fucking world.

In our first year we had 25 events from over 80 presenters in Chicago and online, from urban gardening in underserved communities to poetry to panels to yoga to a pageant for kids, with the knowledge that everyone of every walk will be needed to avert the climate crisis.

Website | Facebook | Instagram

The venue:

Theatre 80 is an Off-Broadway theater located at 80 St. Mark's Place in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood. It will be underwater after we reach 4 degrees of warming which we are on course for by 2100. Due to the pandemic, this historic location is in a fight to keep from shuttering. Find out more and donate here:

https://www.historic80stmarks.com/

Submission details:
  • Plays, like all our events, do not have to be about climate change, at least in what immediately comes to mind with that. Ice caps and disappearing forests and weather are the symptoms. Humans are the cause. Some things stories could be about: children being nice to each other; farming; migrants; butterflies; the fact that our government is controlled by private interests or runs on tribalism; globally or locally racist, exploitative systems that pretend human beings and the planet are dispensable--just to name a few. An aim of the festival is to show climate change is much different than the boxes we have it in, and affects and is affected by everything. Plus, if Rihanna can play her regular playlist for climate, we can all do the same.
  • Send a PDF of the whole play to submissions@thesixthfest.org with either "Short 80 Submission" or "Full Length 80 Submission" in the subject line, depending on play's length.
  • One play only. Plays that have been produced before accepted.
  • No fee. Produced by the festival.
  • Plays must include at least one occurrence of the words "climate change" or "climate crisis."
  • Notified about decision by email by May 10.
  • $200 for full-length winner. $50 for shorts.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

All Out Arts Development Play Reading Series

Website

Deadline: April 24, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

The 2022 Developmental Readings

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the curated DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS Series, a part of the 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival season. Application deadline is Sunday, April 24, 2023. 3 To 4 plays will be selected for presentation in late May through Early June 2022. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions.

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive $100 stipends toward their prep work upon reading presentation.

*New York City regional artists who have been temporarily relocated by the Coronavirus epidemic, please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

WE WILL PROVIDE:

Stipends to accepted authors, as noted.

Limited virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.

Dramaturgical advice upon request by authors for specific problems.

Technical advice on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consults based on your early virtual rehearsal. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for viewers.

A full-color program in a free PDF-file format made available online.

Area-wide advertising.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:

A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” book-reading of a NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life.

A Director AND Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical attention required).

All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and visual arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBT & Q world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We urge diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and culture.

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights 2022

Website

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

Friday, April 15, 2022

The Young Actor's Studio New Play Festival

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Deadline: August 1, 2022

The Young Actor’s Studio is currently accepting submissions for our New Play Festival. We are looking for plays that prominently feature roles for younger people (between the ages of 12-18).

We are committed to developing, supporting, and spotlighting new work that offers heartfelt, realistic, relevant, challenging material for young artists. We believe that young people are capable of doing great work, and are always looking for material that shares this belief.
Some great points of reference in television/film/ theater that inspire us: Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life, Pen15, The Wolves, DryLand.

Selected plays will be given a virtual public reading in the middle of December, and playwrights will receive a $500 honorarium.

Submission Guidelines:

The deadline for submissions is August 1st.

-Please email all submissions to literary@youngactorsstudio.com with the subject line New Play Festival.

– In the body of the email please include name, and contact information.

– Writers may submit up to three plays. They must be in pdf format. No name, or any other writer contact information on the plays themselves.

– We are not accepting work intended for television or film.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Short Play & Musical Festival - NYC 2022

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Deadline: April 15, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Short Play & Musical Festival - NYC 2022!
Ends on April 16, 2022 (in 5 days)

DATES & LOCATION:
June 9-26, 2022

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012
3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),
5 plays featured each week.

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

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

THEME: “NYC - Only in New York”

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

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

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host provides Theatre, technicians and box office

2) If selected, there is a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required

Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages

Submissions open: February 20, 2022

Submissions close: April 15, 2022

Play selection announced soon thereafter.

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

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

Saturday, April 9, 2022

25th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Deadline: April 10, 2022

Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is now accepting entries from now until April 10, 2022 for the 25th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals! The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter and will once again be calling for short one act (20 minute) plays in any and all genres from all over the country and the world. Please check below for submission guidelines and see how you can enter for a chance to win a cash prize and to see your work produced.

Submission Guidelines:

Each playwright may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.

All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area.

All Genres are accepted.

Monologues or One Actor plays are not accepted.

Plays should be 20 minutes in length (give or take a minute or two). Page count should be no less than 17, but no more than 22 pages. 12 point font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman)

There is no maximum limit of characters or sets, but common sense should be used as 5 plays will be produced in one evening.

Number all pages of the scripts, and scripts MUST be securely bound by three hole punch with brads or three hole punch folder. NO STAPLES!

Scripts must be submitted by postal mail ONLY. Emailed PDF or Word files will not be considered.

Be sure to include your contact information; phone number, email, and mailing address on the title page of each script.

List all characters with a brief character description.

Please include a one paragraph synopsis of the play.

Make sure all mailed entries are POSTMARKED by April 10, 2022.

Scripts cannot be returned.

One hundred dollars will be paid to all playwrights selected for production.

Scripts should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, Texas 77063-4004
Attn: TSW-FOO

For more information or background on past productions, go to:

http://www.theatresouthwest.org/

The Department of Theatre and Music Studies at State University of New York Brockport 13th Biennial Festival of Ten-Minute Plays

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Deadline: May 1, 2022 EDT
Only the first 500 scripts received will be considered.

All plays will be submitted online.  Submitted plays should have the name of the playwright removed.

  • Each script must have a running time of seven to fourteen minutes.
  • Only original scripts allowed.
  • Maximum of two scripts per playwright.
  • Scripts that have been read or performed in any manner for a paying audience are not accepted.
  • Plays written by SUNY Brockport Department of Theatre and Music Studies faculty and staff (full and part-time) are not accepted 
  • Entries will be acknowledged via email.
  • Only the first 500 scripts received will be considered.
  • Submission period is from March 15, 2022 through midnight, May 1st, 2022 EDT.
  • The top ten scripts will be produced in fully realized productions as part of the College at Brockport Festival of Ten XIII (February – March 2023)
  • Finalists will be notified by November 30, 2022.

·       For more information please visit our website: www.brockport.edu/theatre

However, the Festival of Ten information may not be available on our website until the submission period begins – March 15th, 2022

If you are not sure how to format your play, a sample can be found at http://broadwayeducators.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Sample_Format_Page.pdf

For more information contact:   Festivalof10@brockport.edu

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

City Lights seeks plays for Lights Up podcast

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Deadline: April 3, 2022 11:59 PM

Lights Up, City Lights’ annual festival of new plays, brings you everything from quirky comedy to unpredictable romance to dark drama. Our up-and-coming playwrights have lots of stories to tell you.

This podcast series emphasizes the most important part of a new play: the words. Each year we ask playwrights to submit fresh, new scripts to be read out loud.

THE 2022 FESTIVAL

Now through April 3, we’re accepting submissions for Lights Up! 2022.

This year, we’re teaming up with City Lights’ online streaming & video series, The Next Stage. Besides experiencing the new plays as a podcast series, you’ll also get to join the playwrights on Zoom for lively discussion, questions and audience feedback about their work.

Our theme this year is ESCAPE. Use this word as inspiration for your scripts. Whatever it means to you.
We’re looking for a variety of play lengths, which always makes for a great series. Your script could be a five-minute short or a 30-minute one-act. The maximum length is 60 minutes.

Please remember that this is a podcast series and therefore will be audio-only. Think of your script as a radio play; it shouldn’t rely on stage directors and visual cues to tell the story.

The maximum number of voice actors permitted per script is four (not including stage directions).

You may submit more than one piece.

To submit your script for consideration, please fill out this form: Lights Up! 2022 Submissions

The deadline to submit is 11:59 p.m. on April 3, 2022.

We will let you know either way if your piece will be featured in our festival. If you have any questions, you can always reach us at filament@cltc.org. Thank you for your writing! We look forward to reading your stories.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Fade to Black Festival 2022

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Deadline: April 1, 2022

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

No fee is required.

No restriction of theme or genre.

Three (3) script submissions are allowed per playwright.

Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.

Winning playwrights will be announced nationally on May 1, 2022.

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

TO SUBMIT:
See submission link: https://forms.gle/sUESPtTCvJrR9gfn9


Upload pdf of original work.


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.

The first annual Lower East Side Play Festival is now seeking submissions

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Deadline: April 1, 2022

There are only two rules:
  • The play must be set on the Lower East Side.
  • The script must be 7-12 pages when in standard play format. Not every play is best served by rigidly conforming to either the new (https://tinyurl.com/new1) or classic (https://tinyurl.com/dgaclassic) Dramatists Guild format and you are free to submit your play formatted how you see fit, but please check the length. 
Submitted plays do NOT have to be:
  • Jewish plays. The LES Play Festival is generously hosted by a synagogue and the LES itself has a rich Jewish history, so plays about the Jewish Lower East Side, both contemporary and historic, are of course welcome, but it is not a requirement.
  • In English. The Lower East Side is a multilingual community. Plays do not have to be exclusively in English. 
Submissions will close at the end of the day Friday April 1st and play selections will be announced on or before Friday April 15th.

Submissions: https://forms.gle/pRbcaYfL7b2Pdorp8

There is no submission fee or participation fee.

Please no more than two submissions per playwright.

With any questions, please reach out to lowereastsideplayfestival@gmail.com. Find us on twitter @LESPlayFestival.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Don't Tell Amy new works festival: Draft One

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Deadline: March 20, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Draft One is a new play festival designed with development in mind. Plays will be chosen from our pool of submissions and assigned a dramaturg, who will have approximately one month to serve as a resource for playwrights revising their respective scripts - you will then have the opportunity to resubmit your new drafts to be chosen for a staged reading in our summer festival.

In using this structure, DTA hopes to not only provide early-career artists with the resources to kickstart their work but to foster meaningful and long lasting connections between the next generation of artists.

DATES
- March 20th: Submissions are due no later than midnight
- April 1st: Semi-Finalists will be announced & playwrights will be paired with dramaturgs
- May 15th: New script drafts are due no later than midnight
- May 21st: Plays chosen for the summer festival announced & assigned teams
- June 11/12th: Draft One festival, more details TBD

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