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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

The Evolution Festival 2022

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Deadline: April 1, 2022 at 5PM

The EVOLUTION FESTIVAL will present six original works of theater, dance, music, and interdisciplinary performance by NYC-based artists from September 8 to October 15, 2022 at The Center at West Park in New York City. The festival is curated by artists Christina Franklin, Melanie Greene, and Trevor Weston.

We are seeking existing works in progress that are ready to share with audiences but have not yet had a world premiere. Works should be evening-length: at least 45 minutes and not more than two hours. Above all, we are looking for fresh, urgent, personal work that won’t leave you alone.

Artists from historically under-represented communities, including Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ folx, and people with disabilities, are enthusiastically invited to apply. (We regret that our restrooms are not fully accessible at this time. We are working with neighboring businesses to provide additional restroom access.) We also welcome applications from artists at all stages of their careers, including those who have not yet received major institutional support.

All artists must be over 18, not be currently enrolled in a full-time academic program, and reside in the NYC metro area. Artists may apply as individuals or formal or informal groups, collective, ensemble, or companies.

Each artist will have use of the Center’s Sanctuary Space for six days, including technical and dress rehearsals, culminating in three evening performances. Artists will have the use of CWP’s technical equipment, including a theatrical lighting system, sound system, and projector. Artists will also have 40 hours of free rehearsal space at CWP prior to the performance week.

Each artist will receive a performance fee of $1,200 plus a split of the box office (after fee recoupment). CWP will provide technical support as well as ticketing, front of house, and photography and videography for all performances.

Artists will be responsible for all production expenses associated with their work, including fees for creative team members and performers and the cost of materials and additional equipment for set, costumes, props, lighting, and sound.

Applications for the EVOLUTION FESTIVAL are open as of March 1, 2022.

Applicants are due by 5pm (Eastern) on Friday, April 1, 2022.

Applicants will be notified by May 1, 2022.

Email questions to programs@centeratwestpark.org.


Saturday, March 12, 2022

Rogue Theater Festival

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Deadline: April 1, 2022

Now accepting new works for the fourth annual and uniquely hybrid Rogue Theater Festival! Rogue is looking for new works by emerging writers and artists to present their piece live for an audience OR virtually for an audience. We encourage anyone who feels they have a story to tell to submit their piece to the festival. Rogue believes in equal opportunity for all. 

SUBMISSION INFORMATION (CLICK HERE)

BASIC FESTIVAL DETAILS

Participants may choose to participate in Scenario A (in person and live in NYC) or Scenario B (remote filming anywhere in the U.S.and virtual presentation)

Performances: June 30th-July 3rd (each show will have 1 performance that performs at The Players Theatre or streams via ShowTix4U)

Each Scenario A show will have 1 technical rehearsal during the week of June 28th-July 1st at The Players Theatre

Each Scenario B show will give Rogue Theater Festival their edited piece by June 1st to be inserted into a final package before presentation by Rogue Theater Festival

Playwrights and Producers are fully responsible for putting up their production (e.g. Director, union contacts if choosing to use union members, rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, costumes, casting etc.).

There is a one time, nonrefundable, participation fee. You do NOT need to pay to submit your play, only if you plan to participate in the festival.

Each show will need to sell a minimum of 10 tickets or participate in a buyout of those tickets with Rogue Theater Festival.

Each Scenario A participant will need to show proof of vaccination in order to have access to The Players Theatre technical rehearsal and performance opportunity.

Scenario A participants will not need to wear masks during rehearsal or performance within the theater, but will be required to wear a mask when in any public spaces within The Players Theatre.

Rogue will require audience members to show proof of vaccination and wear masks for each performance.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

THE 30th ANNUAL YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

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Deadline: March 15, 2022

Every summer, The Blank Theatre produces the 12 best plays by playwrights ages 9 to 19, chosen from a nationwide competition. In the past 29 years, we’ve produced 357 plays by these young writers. Winning playwrights are provided careful mentoring and direction from industry professionals to help prepare their work for public performance and hone their skills, talent and confidence.

Nowhere else in the nation can young playwrights receive the prize of seeing their vision come to life on stage in a professional production featuring known actors from film, television and theatre. The plays are crafted by seasoned professional directors and each is given several public performances in a month-long Festival.

Submissions are accepted annually from January to March 15 and the 12 winning plays will be produced by The Blank each summer.

SUBMISSION RULES - Please read carefully

DEADLINE: Plays or musicals must be submitted by MARCH 15, 2022.

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

ELIGIBILITY: Playwrights must be 19 years old or younger on March 15, 2022; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet age requirement.

CONTENT: Original plays or musicals of any genre, subject and length.

LIMIT: Up to 3 plays per playwright or playwright team.

FORMAT: All plays must be in PDF format and have a cover sheet, title page and numbered script pages. Musicals should have sample tracks uploaded as mp3 files with submission.

COVER SHEET: Submissions must include a Cover Sheet with:
  • Title
  • Playwright Name 
  • Playwright Date of Birth (with year)
  • Age 
  • School and Teacher Name (if applicable)
  • E-Mail Address
  • Contact Phone Number 
  • Physical Mailing Address

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

NOTIFICATION: Festival Competition winners will be announced in April/May 2022.

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Land Rights: open call for projects 2022-2023

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Deadline: none given

Athens Greece

Submission form

Who has rights to the land? Does the land have rights? Who has access to natural resources and the “commons” and who grants it? How has modernity shaped our relation to nature and how has this relationship in turn shaped our culture, our social relationships and our daily lives?

In our present moment of late capitalism, we are witnessing a clash between local communities and transnational capital, over our most fundamental relationship to life, civilization and social structuring: the land, and the human right to it. From the Balkans to the Pacific, local communities are fighting - most times with their very bodies- to defend their land, the natural resources and their ways of living. In this struggle they are standing against a complex network of interests involving state, corporate, legal and media powers, which - and that’s not an overstatement - are taking control over the planet and its resources. Despite the victories for these local movements, some of which have gone as far as succeeding to grant legal rights for nature, we are faced, more than ever before, with massive land grabs (and subsequent massive exclusions from resources) and an unprecedented environmental catastrophe.

With the present call, we invite artists of all fields (dance, performance, visual arts, video, theatre, playwriting etc) , culture professionals, architects and urban designers, documentarists, activists and researchers, to submit their work on themes related to the rights to the land/rights of the land. Interested applicants may submit for a presentation or a residency, a finished project or an in-progress work.

Themes may include but are not limited to:

-Public space and the commons
-Urban space, architecture, imaginary spaces/ cities
-Indigenous communities, histories, cultures and struggles to defend the land
-Food politics
-Colonial and neocolonial land politics and histories
-Decolonization: reclaiming the land and resources, redefining the relationship between humans and the environment.
-Climate catastrophe
-Climate refugees

The works that will be selected through the open call, will be presented at 1927 art space as part of an interdisciplinary programming that will include performances, staged readings, art exhibitions, artistic residencies, talks and debates, and will take place over the fall of 2022 and winter of 2023 in Athens. Information and questions: 1927artspace@gmail.com | www.1927online.art.blog
 
Only selected artists will be contacted

Conditions of participation: For international artists/researchers/resident artists, depending on the project and its needs, 1927 art space will offer hospitality for up to 3 persons. 

When an event is ticketed, artists/participants will receive half of the box office income. 

For visual arts, artists have the option to have their work available for sale. 

1927 art space will work with artists in order to raise support from different institutions in Greece and around the world.

Monday, February 28, 2022

“Refusing to be Silenced” stage play festival for Women’s History Month

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Deadline: March 5, 2022

Think about all the iconic women who refused to be silenced. What about the women in your life who refuse to be silenced? Do you refuse to be silenced? Everyone has a story. What’s yours?
Gee Rated Innertainment is producing the “Refusing to be Silenced” stage play festival for Women’s History Month.

• Must be at least 18 years old to participate
• Submission(s) must focus on the theme of women refusing to be silenced
o All genres welcomed
o No nudity, or distasteful language
• Playwright can submit no more than two scripts
o Should be submitted as a PDF
o Should be in Stage Play Format
• Submission(s) should be original and written by playwright
o No full productions or publications
o Readings are okay
• Playwright submission(s) should be no longer than 15 minutes, but at least 5 minutes in length
• Monologues will be accepted (no more than 2) and should be no longer than 5 minutes
o Should be submitted as a PDF
• Submission(s) will not be accepted after March 5th
• Submit submission(s) through the Google forms
• If you are unable to self-produce your play/monologue, we can do it for you
• Playwright must be available for rehearsals through Zoom

If your submission is accepted, you will be notified through email by March 10th. This event will be held on Zoom in March. There are no participation fees. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at info@gee-rated.com. 

Disclaimer:
Participation in this event is voluntary. This event will be free to the public.

Please submit your submission(s) through the following link: https://forms.gle/4AQZ1dtQXUtjkxxVA

Saturday, February 26, 2022

STRONGBOX in the PARK Festival

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Deadline: March 1, 2022

Strongbox Theater in East Rockaway, New York, www.strongboxtheater.com, seeks submissions for our "STRONGBOX in the PARK" short play festival. This outdoor, free or pay what you wish, event will feature 6-7 short plays performed over three weekends this summer by a professional team of actors and theater makers.

Submitted plays should be no longer than 20 pages in length and be original, unpublished works (it is fine if the script has been produced previously). Scripts with large casts are acceptable, as are monologue shows. Comedies or plays with lighter tones are encouraged, but plays of any genre or tone will be accepted and seriously considered. Playwrights from communities underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply and submissions from anywhere will be accepted. 

Only one play per playwright please.

A panel of professional directors, playwrights, and producers will select up to 7 plays to produce in the festival.

Each selected play will receive 9 performances, weather permitting, July 22 - August 7, in East Rockaway, New York.

Submissions can be sent via email to info@strongboxtheater.com. Submissions must include a title page with the playwright's name, contact information, as well as a resume. We will accept submissions through March 1st. Playwrights will be awarded a $75 honorarium if their play is selected.

The festival is creatively coordinated by Sam Hood Adrain, Kevin Delano, and Cameron J. Marcotte.

About Strongbox Theater:
We are currently in the construction phase of repurposing and old bank and office space into a 6,000 sq. foot arts complex featuring a 1500 sq. foot black box theater, a bar, and an art gallery. Our mission is to create a new audience of theater goers and be a pillar of the Long Island arts community. We believe we will build a strong sense of community as people gather to consume art, both performing and visual, at our venue.

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2022

 PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,000 - 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

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.
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.

Our Fall/Winter season in 2021 ran smoothly, without any problems.

We hosted 90 productions without a single Covid infection.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PLAY SO FAR + 250 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. $3,000 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:
  • 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! 

Friday, February 18, 2022

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: March 1, 2022 11:59 PM EST

SUBMITTABLE SUBMISSION FORM

Blackboard Plays and Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) partner to uplift the experiences of Black Parenthood. The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival was established to tell stories from and about Black artists with families.

MISSION STATEMENT

Since 2008, Blackboard Plays has been devoted to Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Blackboard Reading Series was incubated at Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea's Manhattan as a resident series for 10 years before Blackboard made its home in The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild in 2018. Feature Readings and Community Nights are two ways that Blackboard supports the development of new work by Black Playwrights. Blackboard was founded by Garlia Cornelia Jones.

Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) is a national advocacy organization serving as a resource hub, community, and solutions generator for caregivers in the performing arts and media and the institutions who support them. PAAL created the first all-gender, all-discipline national PAAL Childcare Grants for individuals and institutions. PAAL has participated internationally in think tanks, on panels, and facilitated workshops on parenting in the arts at multiple gatherings, including the national TCG conferences, BroadwayCon, Actors Equity Association, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and the first national conversation on caregiving in the Latinx community at the Latinx Theatre Commons Annual Convening, Miami in Motion, in 2019. PAAL commits to anti-racist roots in structure, practice, policy, principle, and production, through Vertical 50/50, centering support on BIPOC artists, and gathering resources for active anti-racism in caregiver support.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

PAAL and Blackboard established #BMPFest to showcase the creative output of Black parent playwrights. They issued an open call in October 2020 for writers who identify as Black parents or caregivers to submit up to 10 pages of work that they would develop into a one-act.


SEEKING

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival (#BMPFest) is seeking new plays by Black Parent and caregiver playwrights for its upcoming theatre festival in the Fall of 2022.

#BMPFest is open to those that identify as Black parents and caregivers.

#BMPFest is seeking stories centering the Black parenting and caregiving experience.

This includes, but is not limited to stories from artists with family responsibilities.

PAAL and Blackboard are transgender and non-binary affirming spaces. All language referencing "mother," "parent," "dad," "caregiver," and their derivatives include and refer to any individual who identifies with them.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

March 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please submit up to 10 pages MAX of a play that you would develop into a One-Act (30 - 45 minutes.)

Ten (10) Semi-Finalists will have a feature digital (zoom) reading as part of Blackboard Plays’ ‘21-22 Season.

Four (4) Finalists will develop their One-Act centering on the Black parenting and caregiving experience to premiere digitally during the Fall of 2022.
If you are chosen as one of our ten (10) semi-finalists, we will request the full script for review.
Diverse Gender representation will be prioritized in the review and selection process.
Each produced play will have digital production elements and an assigned director.

Although we ask for a sample of 10-pages, this is not a 10-minute play festival. . Video Submissions will not be accepted.

Each of the four (4) Finalists will be paid a stipend of $1,000. USD, as well as a $500. USD Caregiver Reimbursement Stipend per artist.


Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Rhino Theatre's 2022 6th Annual One-Act Jamboree

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Deadline:  March 1, 2022

Submission fee waived for members of Dramatist Guild (must include copy of front and back of current card with submission)

Show Dates: JULY 15, 16, 17 (Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm and 8pm and Sunday 2pm)

WEBSITE FOR SUBMISSIONS: https://www.rhinotheatre.com/oneacts

Writers must submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less)

Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality.

Please send manuscripts and enclose your $20 reading fee (per manuscript)
Submission fee waived for members of Dramatist Guild (must include copy of front and back of current card with submission)

Mail to:

Rhino Theatre Group, LLC
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Attention: One Act Jamboree

Alternatively, you may submit your play via our website here. Click "Submit A Play for 2022" to send your manuscript via email. 


CONTACT EMAIL: joann@rhinotheatre.com

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 973-2489491

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the opportunity of a staged production of his or her play at the
Rhino One Act Jamboree, which will be held July 15, 16, 17, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237.

The production will have auditioned actors, directors chosen by committee, producers, stage managers, ushers, ticket takers and tech crew.

If your play is chosen, a $50 participation fee will be required prior to auditions for your play. As the playwright, you are invited to auditions and will have input regarding casting and production presentation. However, Artistic Director may choose to exercise her authority regarding questionable content and/or presentation of the show with consideration and protection of the reputation of the company in its entirety.

Prizes:
At the conclusion of the jamboree, one winner will receive a $250 cash prize based on audience vote.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Theatre of Others Audio New Play Festival 2022

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


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

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


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

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

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

REQUIREMENTS

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

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

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

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

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


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

Submission should include the following:

Name of playwright and the working title of the play.

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

Names of any other artists currently attached to the project.

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

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

Please submit:


Resume for the playwright and director (if applicable).

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

Monday, February 7, 2022

Arc Stages’ Adult Playwriting Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: February 15, 2022


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

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

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

Sunday, February 6, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,000 - 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

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.
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.

Our Fall/Winter season in 2021 ran smoothly, without any problems.

We hosted 90 productions without a single Covid infection.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PLAY SO FAR + 250 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. $3,000 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! 
 
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  • 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! 

New York Theater Festival

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Deadline: March 31, 2022

Email - by filling up our submission's form

Productions from 5 to 90 minutes
  • 5 to 20 In the Short Category, 30 to 45 in the One Act Category 
  • 60 to 90 in the Full length Category
The Festival hosts only fully developed productions, no readings or publications
 
The Festival accepts only submissions from playwright that are residents within 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Only 1 Play per submissioner
 
Only unproduced Plays or Musicals will be accepted. 

Submitters will receive an answer in 5 days from the date they submitted. 

If their work is accepted they will receive then a set of dates for their run and the Paperwork of the Festival to sign.

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

S.P.O.T. Mentorship One Act Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: February 4, 2022 12AM

Google Docs Submission Form

The Theme of the Festival is "What Makes Me Tick... A Festival of Passion." 

With a strong emphasis on representing marginalized communities.

The Projected Date of our Performance is: 

May 13, 14, 15: Pending

I am seeking:

Play/ Musical Submissions 

- No longer than 10 mins in length - REALLY 10 mins. No one wants to sit through a 2.5-hour One-Act Festival. 

- No more than four characters per piece

- If instrumentation is required, writers and directors will be asked to find said musicians with the help of the SPOT production team.

- Stories of passion - What makes you unapologetically YOU. Time for you to be recognized. 

- We will only be using 10 Pieces. 

- Pieces are open to reworkings if that is the goal and intent of the playwright. This is an opportunity for - playwrights to have their work read and realized.

Monday, January 31, 2022

O'Neill Young Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: February 1, 2022

Application Form

Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) will take place May 13 - May 15, 2022. 

Employing the signature “O’Neill process,” the festival provides professional-level support to develop original one-act plays written by middle and high school students. With these methods, the young playwrights hone their work, furthering it from the initial isolation of writing to the collaborative process involved in making their script into a living, breathing play. Students receive a rigorous exploration of their work guided by professional artists as well as a script-in-hand public reading of their new play.

1. You are between the ages of 12-18 and currently enrolled in middle or high school.

2. Your parent or guardian has given you permission to submit your play.

3. The play you are submitting is between 10 and 15 pages
(This page limit does not include your title and character description page).

4. You are the only writer of this play (joint submissions will not be considered).

5. You have included your name and the title of your play on the front page of the script.

6. You have provided a listing of character names and descriptions.

7. Each page of your script has been numbered.

8. You are only submitting one play for consideration.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Irvington Theater Arts Incubator Short Playfest

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Deadline: January 31, 2022 11:59 PM EST

After a tremendous inaugural festival in 2021, we are thrilled to once again accept script submissions for the Arts Incubator Short Play Fest, which will debut and stream for free on YouTube from February 25 - March 5, 2022.

Celebrating short, new, and in-development works of theater, the virtual festival is an opportunity for playwrights to experiment with the medium — and a platform to share their work with a wider audience.

Plays should be unpublished and no more than 15 pages in length. 

Playwrights should only submit one script. 

Playwrights are responsible for assembling the cast and creative team as needed; this is an unpaid, non-union opportunity.

Festival participants will be announced by February 7, 2022. If selected, playwrights (and their teams) will be asked to deliver a recorded video of their play by February 20, 2022. This could be as simple as a screen recording of a Zoom call, but we encourage you to embrace the video format in an interesting and deliberate way. This video file must be in the MP4 format, with an HD resolution:1280x720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920x1080 (1080p, 16x9 aspect ratio).


Your video will stream for free on YouTube with other festival selections from February 25 through March 5, 2022 — or for as long as you’d like! Festival selections will be promoted across Irvington Theater social media and widely circulated emails, our website, and in-person signage throughout the village of Irvington, NY. 

To submit, email a PDF of your play to ITArtsIncubator@yahoo.com with the subject “Short Play Fest Submission: [Name of Play] by [Name of Playwright].” Please tell us about yourself and the vision for your virtual production, including the names of your cast and creative team (or a plan of intent to secure them). If you have a headshot, resume, bio, and/or website link to include, please do.

Questions? Email us at ITArtsIncubator@yahoo.com.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre 2022 New Works Festival

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Flint Repertory Theatre accepts script submissions from agents and playwrights.

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival Submissions

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

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

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

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

Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

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

Saturday, January 1, 2022

5th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

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THEY HAVE MET THEIR 240 PLAY LIMIT - DO NOT SUBMIT

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

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

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

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

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

Playwrights will receive a $50.00 stipend.

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

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

Email: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

Good luck and see you at the show!

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

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Nextfest 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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