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Sunday, October 23, 2022

2023 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2022

Over Our Head Players is accepting submissions for the "2023 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival," now through November 1, 2022. "Snowdance®" entry is open to original 10 minute or shorter comedies for the stage. 

Winning entries will be performed together by the OOHP Snowdance ensemble in the winter of 2023. Concluding each performance, audience members can vote for their favorite individual comedy; the audience favorites will earn cash prizes for the playwright. Entries may be sent to SNOWDANCE, c/o Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street, Racine, Wisconsin, 53403. Alternatively, entries may be sent by email to snowdance318@gmail.com. Once again, we request that scripts have a maximum of three characters, and entries less than 10 minutes are actively encouraged.

Rules for the Snowdance Comedy Competition, which is open to everyone without age or geographic restriction, are relatively simple. In summary, competition is open to unpublished, 10 minute or shorter comedies. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered. Entries must be postmarked by November 1, 2022. The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list and a one-to-three sentence synopsis of the play. Plays can have a cast of one to four characters; plays should be easily staged, avoiding elaborate set requirements. Submit one typed manuscript in standard format, securely bound. Complete rules are posted on the Rules page. Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith via the box office, at 262-632-6802, or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com. Scripts will not be returned.

Saturday, October 22, 2022

The Brick Presents: New Works 2023

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Deadline: October 31, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM
  • A yearly multi-week festival of new works in all mediums. 
  • Your most brilliant/disastrous ideas!
  • 1-20 minute-long pieces on a split bill.
  • No split bill is the same, though pieces can present more than once.
  • Tech time is typically 1-4 hours. Simpler is better. Easy on, easy off.
  • Think creative and ambitious pop up.
  • Theresa Buchheister techs and board ops every project.
  • The Brick team provides box office staff and one person helping with transitions between pieces.
  • Curated by The Brick Curation team, hosted by Garlan Jude.
  • All the artists work together to make things happen!
Applications will open September 1, 2022 and close October 31, 2022. 

All applications will be reviewed in November and applicants will be notified soon after. Performances for New Works will take place in April, 2023.

For a taste of past festivals - check out our YouTube Playlist from 2021

Friday, October 21, 2022

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting play submissions

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Deadline: November 7, 2022

The Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is seeking theatrical works (plays, musicals, and solo performances) for its 21st season to be held in Spring 2023 in New York City.

DUAF supports diverse, new, and emerging voices from America’s burgeoning multicultural landscape. Over 200 playwrights have participated in DUAF and some have gone on to greater success on Broadway and have claimed top prizes such as Pulitizer, Tony, and Obie awards and nominations.

Submission Categories:

Short-length play (under 45 minutes)
Full-length play (not exceeding 70 minutes)

Eligible Projects: 

Plays do not exceed 70 minutes
Plays should be new or existing work with minimal exposure


Plays should not have any other production in New York City during the 30-day period before and after the 2023 Spring festival

Playwright’s Supports:
  • No submission or participation fees 
  • $500 production stipend 
  • Actor stipends
  • Casting support 
  • Technical support 
  • Reimbursed rehearsal space rentals with Art-NY
Actor’s Equity Showcase Code application administration

$1,000 monetary awards for best full, short, and audience.

Submission Checklist:
  • Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email
  • Photo of playwright
  • Synopsis of theatrical work
  • Complete script of theatrical work
  • Estimated running time of work
  • Actor/director/crew bios, if available
  • Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting) 

Please submit all attachments as .pdf. Photos must be in either .jpg or .jpeg. 

The submission deadline is Monday, November 7, 2022. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.


DeVante Lewis <they/he>
Arts Coordinator
Downtown Urban Arts Festival
18 East 41st Street, Suite 1806
New York, NY 10017
Visit us online at:
http://www.duafnyc.com
https://www.facebook.com/duafnyc
https://twitter.com/DUAFNYC


Saturday, October 15, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL COMPETITION

   

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

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 300 MUSICALS. 


THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


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

 

to submit, go to:

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.
 
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. 

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL PRODUCTION $500

BEST DIRECTOR $500

2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300


YOU WILL RECEIVE A FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE SO TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage!  

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 20 seasons - 11 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

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

Simple.  


We offer:

§  A quality venue.
75  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 huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage

 

 

§  Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 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:
 
§  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.  You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had no previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them.

 

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!
Need music?  We also have a good upright piano you can use

§   We offer 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 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes. 
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else ? 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 and you will see immediately the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you 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:


§  Prime performance hours
 We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 3 months, each production has time to breathe.

 

§  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!

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Pegasus PlayLab 2023

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Deadine: October 11, 2022 11:59PM

Submission Form

Pegasus PlayLab is a new play festival at the University of Central Florida dedicated to developing new works by MFA Playwriting candidates or emerging playwrights. We are seeking four full-length plays, including devised works and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) pieces, which we will rehearse for two weeks in collaboration with the playwright and subsequently present as workshop productions. There is a possibility that one play will be fully mounted into a production.

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

To be considered, please complete this form by 11:59pm on October 11, 2022. No late submissions will be accepted. Please limit submissions to ONE play per person. If more than one play is submitted, we will only accept the first submission.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

The Playwrighting Festival for Young Writers Showcase 2023

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Deadline: December 31, 2022

Submissions Open September 1st for Our 2nd Biennial Playwrighting Festival for Young Writers!
Send Your Submission by Dec. 31, 2022

Beginning in 2011, the New Play-Reading Festival is an integral part of our Creative Arts Academy. Because of this unique program, students, families, playwrights and artists experience the collaborative, educational process of bringing a new theatrical work from page to stage. 

While we received a total of only 6 submissions in its first year, the Growing Stage now receives over 150 new works annually from playwrights throughout the U.S. and around the world.

Subsequently, an ongoing effort for our company is to provide young people the platform to express themselves artistically and to share their voices. Therefore, we’re excited to present our 2nd Biennial Playwriting Festival for Young Writers.

Open to grades 4th Open to grades 4th through high school, we’ve structured the festival to provide a unique opportunity for the emerging artist in a meaningful and respectful manner. Additionally, a member of our professional artistic team will review each submission and will provide constructive critique.

PHASE 1:

Submit a synopsis and scene from an original piece you have written or are currently developing.

We encourage new works and a fresh perspective for any adaptations. Please note that if it is an adaptation the piece must be in public domain.

From our initial submissions, we will choose a select number to move forward for Phase 2. Each playwright will be notified.

PHASE 2: Full Play Submission

If your piece is selected for PHASE 2, we will ask that you submit your full piece. We accept submissions either through the mail or email.

A designated panel of TGS artists will review each submission and select a total of four finalists for the final stage of development.

We will announce our finalists. (Date TBA)

PHASE 3: Mentorship & Festival

A professional playwright/mentor is assigned to each of the four finalists will be assigned to a  to assist and help you continue to develop your play leading up to the festival.

A director and actors are assigned to each piece for our Young Writers Showcase presenting our 4 finalists in Spring 2023.

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL COMPETITION

  

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

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 300 MUSICALS. 


THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


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

 

to submit, go to:

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.
 
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. 

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL PRODUCTION $500

BEST DIRECTOR $500

2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300


YOU WILL RECEIVE A FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE SO TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage!  

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 20 seasons - 11 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

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

Simple.  


We offer:

§  A quality venue.
75  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 huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage

 

 

§  Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 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:
 
§  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.  You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had no previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them.

 

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!
Need music?  We also have a good upright piano you can use

§   We offer 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 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes. 
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else ? 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 and you will see immediately the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you 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:


§  Prime performance hours
 We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 3 months, each production has time to breathe.

 

§  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!

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

THE TENS FESTIVAL 2023

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Deadline: October 31, 2022

The Parish Players Thetford, Vermont

Types of Plays: Comedies or Dramas must be no more than 10 minutes in length.
Setting: Simple; the festival will offer 6 to 8 plays, and minimal set changes are required.
Deadline for Submission: Midnight Eastern time October 31, 2022
Notification of Selection: November 30, 2022
Performance Dates: February 9,10,11,12 and 16,17,18,19, 2023

Producer: Allison Fay Brown

How to submit your script:
File format: PDF ONLY!
File name: Name your PDF file with the title of the play, a hyphen, and your own last
name, e.g. Hamlet-Shakespeare.
Email Scripts to: Pancho@ParishPlayers.org no later than midnight Eastern time on October 31, 2022.
Email Subject Line: Use the title of the play as the subject line of your email.

Please Note: No more than one script per playwright. We prefer new, unproduced plays; however previously produced and already published original plays will be considered. We will also give preference to "local" (New England) playwrights.

Questions? Email Pancho@ParishPlayers.org using the subject line: TENS QUESTION.

Flint Repertory Theatre 2023 New Works Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2022
Flint Michigan

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2023 New Works Festival April 28-30, 2023.

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. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until October 15th, 2022. 

Please submit HERE.

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

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 25th Annual Festival of New American Theatre

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Deadline: September 30, 2022

Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide photo/copy of your membership card when submitting your script).

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 25th Annual Festival of New American Theatre will run April 7, 2023 – April 23, 2023. The 2023 Festival will feature both curated and submitted works including: one play reading, two musical readings, one musical workshop, the Composer Lyricist Cabaret featuring two artists, and the Choreography Lab which will set movement to musical material featured in the festival selections. All eligible submissions are welcome and we are actively seeking submissions from artists with an Arizona connection. The submission window is August 19, 2022 – September 30, 2022. Please see below for instructions and additional details.

The Phoenix Theatre Company is accepting submissions for the following:

1. Full Length Plays: Both dramatic and comedic. Selecting one for the Festival of New American Theatre 2023.

Plays should be original, un-produced, full-length scripts.

To be eligible to submit, playwrights must have:

i. At least one previous work that has been performed (fully or as a reading) in another festival or at a professional theatre*
*Must provide documentation proof (playbill, press release, etc.)

To champion local artists, special consideration will also be given to works where at least one member of the creative team has a connection to Arizona (current resident, studied in Arizona, etc.).

A blind copy of your script should be submitted (no names).

Plays that have received more than two development processes (i.e. festival participation) are not eligible.

No screenplays please.

No Theatre for Young Audience pieces please.

Cast size must be limited to 6 actors or less (actors may play more than one role).

Submission fee: $10.00*

* Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide photo/copy of your membership card when submitting your script).

PDF attachments ONLY. Must be submitted via the Typeform submission link.

A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.

Plays selected will receive a development process with a director, dramaturg and actors. This includes twenty hours of rehearsal time and two performed readings, with script in hand, in front of an audience. A guided feedback session with the audience will follow the performance of the play. Questions for the talkbacks are developed with the playwrights and are facilitated by the festival director or assistant festival director.

If selected, you must be available to be in residence for the duration of your rehearsal process during the festival. Exact timing will be determined after selections are made. The Festival of New American Theatre 2023 rehearsal and performance time frame is April 3, 2023 – April 23, 2023.

• Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival, as well as a small honorarium. Travel to and from your home airport not included.

2. Full Length Musicals: Both dramatic and comedic. Selecting two for reading and one for a workshop for the Festival of New American Theatre 2023.

Musicals should be original and un-produced.

To be eligible to submit, composers/book writers must have:

i. At least one previous work that has been performed (fully or as a reading) in another festival or at a professional theatre*
*Must provide documentation proof (playbill, press release, etc.)

To champion local artists, special consideration will also be given to works where at least one member of the creative team has a connection to Arizona (current resident, studied in AZ, etc.)

A blind copy of your script and score should be submitted (no names).

Please submit a full libretto and demos of at least three songs (more are recommended and do not need to be fully produced). Sheet music/score will be asked for after the first round of readings.

No Musical Revues please.

Jukebox Musicals are accepted but proof of rights to the songs must be provided.

No Theatre for Young Audience musicals please.

No more than 3 collaborators (book writer, lyricist and composer) for each work.

Cast size must be limited to 10 actors (actors may play multiple roles).

Submission fee: $10.00*

* Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide a link to your DG/WGA page, ID number or photo/copy of your membership card).

PDF attachments ONLY or provide link to Dropbox, Google Drive or other sharable platforms. Must be submitted via the Typeform submission link.

A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.

Musicals selected will receive a development process with a director, dramaturg and

actors. This includes rehearsal time and two performed readings, with script in hand, in front of an audience. A guided feedback session with the audience will follow the performance. Questions for the talkbacks are developed with the playwrights and are facilitated by the festival director or assistant festival director.

If your script/musical is selected, all collaborators must be available to be in residence for the duration of the rehearsal period during the festival. Exact timing will be determined after selection. The Festival of New American Theatre 2023 rehearsal and performance time frame is April 3, 2023 – April 23, 2023.

Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival as well as a small honorarium. Travel to and from your home airport not included.

3. Original Songs for our Composer Lyricist Cabaret. Selecting two composers/lyricists for our Festival of New American Theatre 2023.

• Please submit piano sheet music and demos of 5 complete, original songs. • Songs can be from an existing musical (of your own in development) or be standalone pieces. We are looking for a sampling of your work.

If selected, the composer and lyricist must be available to be in residence for the week the cabaret is scheduled. Exact timing is determined after selection. The Festival of New American Theatre 2023 rehearsal and performance time frame is April 3, 2023 – April 23, 2023.

Composers/Lyricists will receive airfare, housing, and a small honorarium. Travel to and from your home airport not included.

No more than 2 artists can be eligible for free housing/airfare.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Heartland Theatre Company 10-Minute Play Competition 2023

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Deadline: February 1, 2023

All entrants must complete and submit the
HEARTLAND THEATRE 10-MINUTE PLAY ENTRY FORM.

Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight 10-minute original plays to be considered for production in June of 2023 as part of our 20th annual 10-minute play festival. This year, the theme is THE WAITING ROOM.

1. Your play must fit the theme – THE WAITING ROOM – or it will not be considered.
2. Your play must fit our theater and its performance space.
3. We require internet submissions in MS Word or PDF.
4. When formatting your play, we ask that you follow our style sheet.
5. We are looking for NEW plays. Please do not send us anything that has previously been produced.
6. Your play must contain at least two (2) characters, but no more than four (4).
7. Heartland Theatre Company has a pool of actors ranging in age from 18 to 80. Make sure that your characters can be played by actors within that range.
8. Your play should consist mainly of dialogue, not monologues.
9. No children’s plays, musicals, or plays which were previously chosen as winners in any Heartland Theatre playwriting competition will be considered.
10. Do not put your name on the play itself, as submissions are judged blind. Make sure your title and page numbers appear on every page of the play, however.
11. Please read and consider the Judging Criteria.
12. Those plays which win and are staged will be videotaped for archival purposes.
13. No contracts beyond the guidelines mentioned here will be offered.
14. Only one entry will be accepted from each playwright.
15. Your play must be written in English.
16. Keep your play under ten minutes in length.
17. Remember that something has to happen in those ten minutes.
18. MAKE IT GOOD!

You must attach your script in MS Word format (preferred) or PDF when you send the entry form.

If you have any questions, please email playfest@heartlandtheatre.org

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Shakespeare on the Sound's 3rd Annual Short New Play Festival!

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Deadline: October 7, 2022 11:00 PM

This year we are asking playwrights to submit a new 10-minute play inspired by the characters in Shakespeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It (click on title to read play).

PROMPT: After the Curtain: Where are they now?

At the end of As You Like It four couples marry (Rosiland & Orlando, Celia & Oliver, Phoebe & Silvius, Audrey & Touchstone), Jacques is off to pursue a religious life of contemplation, and Duke Senior, his crown newly restored to him, plans to return from exile and create a new court.

Looking 5, 10, 20 years into the future your play should explore the lives of one or more of these characters.

Please keep your cast size to 4 actors. You can have more than 4 characters but the roles will need to be doubled.

PERFORMANCE DATE: Saturday, November 12th

SUBMISSION PROCESS: Please send an email containing 2 PDF copies of your play to contactus@shakespeareonthesound.org.

This is a blind submission process. Only one PDF of your play should contain your name and contact information.

The other PDF should not contain your name or contact information .


FAQ

Does my play need to be in verse? No, your play does not need to be in verse, in fact we prefer that your play is in prose.


Do all the characters in my play need to be from As You Like It? No, only one character in your play needs to be from As You Like It.


Does my play need to be written in the style of Shakespeare and/or set in the time period in which Shakespeare wrote? No! We are excited by plays that reflect the many different genres of theater. Let your imagination soar and choose a style of playwriting that excites you be it experimental, revenge drama, musical, farce, absurdist, etc.


Is this a blind submission process? Yes! See submission process for details on how to submit your play.


When will I be notified if my play has been selected? Playwrights will be notified either way by Friday, October 21, 2022.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Anything Can Happen in Ten Minutes Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: September 25, 2022

Pan Theater presents Anything Can Happen in Ten Minutes, a collection of short plays by some of the nation’s top emerging playwrights.

Play Festival Fees:

One Play: NO SUBMISSION FEE. FREE.
(There is a fee if you submit more than one play)

Pan Theater, where neurons fire faster, has been bringing comedic and dramatic improv to the San Francisco Bay Area and Oakland since 2002.

The theme of the festival is Anything Can Happen in Ten Minutes.

Play Festival Winners:
All writers with plays accepted for production will paid at the rate of $100 per winning play. There will be 10 plays produced.

We are seeking a range of plays from serious/dramatic to absurd/comedic.

Suggestions for submissions:

-Have the play read by actors before submitting
-Provide some idea of preferred types for the characters
-Provide some background detail for the actors
-All submissions should include a synopsis and character outlines
-We will be limiting winning plays to those that can be performed within 10 minutes at most.
-Limit the number of actors to five at most
-The play should be appropriate to a minimalist production style
-Plays that can be easily played by different perspectives

Notes from the winning prior submissions:
  • Only one winning play was over ten pages in length
  • No play with more than five characters was chosen as a festival winner
  • Plays requiring extensive props and scenery were not chosen
  • Each play could be easily summarized in one sentence
  • Authors followed submission guidelines
  • Winning plays had strong central relationships
  • Winning plays had a strong main action/event
  • Characters were transformed during the play
  • Plays chosen were easy to produce with minimal scenery/props
  • Plays were easy to cast from our performing troupes

Plays will be judged by a panel of local performers, directors, actors, and writers.
Each piece will be rated separately on the following metrics:

-Meets performance requirements suggested
-Provides strong sense of character, location, and action
-Casting description/suggestions is flexible
-Story holds interest with discernible and actable objectives
-Play is either a complete story/scene
-Writing is entertaining and provides a scene that will hold audience interest

Submission Details: Format

For each play submitted, the number of copies sent should be equal to the number of characters in your play. Two characters plays would require two copies of the play. Three character plays would require three copies of the play. Include SASE if you wish the originals returned.

We will not accept copies sent as part of the body of an email or as attachments. Only hardcopies of plays accepted.

What to include:
  • Writer's info
  • Production/Reading History
  • Synopsis/Character Info
  • Production suggestions
  • Fees:
  • 1 play - NO FEE
Chosen authors/playwrights will be notified the week of October 15th. Winning authors/playwrights will receive $100 festival award per winning play.

Send Play and Submission Fees to:
Pan Theater
3871 Piedmont Avenue, #323
Oakland, CA 94611

Winning playwrights grant Pan Theater the right to stage a winning play up to 4 times. Plays already produced/performed are acceptable.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL/COMPETITION

 

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

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 300 MUSICALS. 


THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


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

 

to submit, go to:

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.
 
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. 

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL PRODUCTION $500

BEST DIRECTOR $500

2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300


YOU WILL RECEIVE A FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE SO TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage!  

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 20 seasons - 11 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

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

Simple.  


We offer:

§  A quality venue.
75  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 huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage

 

 

§  Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 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:
 
§  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.  You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had no previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them.

 

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!
Need music?  We also have a good upright piano you can use

§   We offer 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 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes. 
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else ? 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 and you will see immediately the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you 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:


§  Prime performance hours
 We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 3 months, each production has time to breathe.

 

§  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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Bloomsbury Festival New Wave Theatre Writing and Production Opportunities 2023

Website

Deadline: September 23, 2022 5PM

In partnership with Bloomsbury Radio & Macready Theatre

https://www.bil.ac.uk/bloomsburyradio/ https://macreadytheatre.co.uk/

Bloomsbury Festival 2023 Opportunities

Bloomsbury Festival is seeking submissions from emerging writers and companies (aged 18+) to produce work as part of our 2023 festival, in response to the theme ‘Grow’. Scripts and theatre productions might explore self-development, ambition, biology, globalisation, or subjects like the exploration of space or the contemporary impact of the industrial revolution - whatever our theme inspires for you as a writer!

We welcome both young emerging writers/companies and more mature entries who are starting their professional careers. You may have recently been part of professional or academic development programmes in theatre or similar disciplines, or have had some prior experience producing your own work.

Bloomsbury Festival is a local festival based in central London and so the production opportunities we offer are focused towards writers with a connection to London through their home base or studies. We are therefore unable to offer travel or accommodation support for successful participants.

Please submit your applications to submissions@bloomsbury.org.uk by 5pm Friday 23rd September 2022. 

In the subject line of your email, please note which opportunity you are applying for: Radio Competition 2023, or Macready Improvisation 2023, or Bloomsbury Theatre 2023. 

Please state if you are applying for more than one opportunity and include in your email the details requested at the end of this document.

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 23rd September, and the selected writers and theatre companies will be announced during Bloomsbury Festival 2022 (14th-23rd October). The opportunities for 2023:

1. Bloomsbury Radio 2023 Radio Play Competition
Winning Writer’s Fee - £1,000
With performer and production costs supported by Bloomsbury Radio


As part of Bloomsbury Festival 2023, the festival’s partner radio station Bloomsbury Radio is seeking submissions of completed new writing/theatre scripts in response to our 2023 festival theme ‘Grow’ to be considered for a radio play production. The winning writer will be awarded a £1000 writer’s fee, with their work programmed to be produced and broadcast by Bloomsbury Radio as part of Bloomsbury Festival 2023.

We are looking for a completed script of approximately 50 minutes in length, which should be suitable for broadcast to a general adult audience. We expect the playwright to take into account that production will happen within a limited recording slot at a radio studio, with 1 day of rehearsal time and 1 day of studio time for the production. We are able to provide 3 actors for this project and advise that cast lists reflect this, though there is an opportunity for actors to multirole.


2. Macready Theatre - Writer for Script Development Through Improvisation

Selected Writer’s Bursary - £1000
With Possibility to Attend Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023

We are seeking an emerging writer to develop a new script that responds to our 2023 festival theme ‘Grow’ through an improvisation process with Macready Theatre Young Actors’ Ensemble. The selected writer will be awarded a £1000 bursary payment to develop a full script, supported by Macready Theatre and its sponsors Cemex and Rugby School Department of Theatre & Performing Arts. Bloomsbury Festival is able to facilitate any costs incurred travelling to workshops outside of London.

We are asking for submissions to contain a previously completed full script which does not have to relate to Bloomsbury Festival 2023’s theme ‘Grow’, but which does show the writer has previously developed a script through an improvisation process, and an outline of the writer’s previous work with young performers.

The winning writer will work with a professional director and student performers aged 16-18 from Macready Theatre Young Actors’ Ensemble. The first workshop day with the director and student performers will take place during this year’s festival, on Monday 17th October 2022 - the writer must be available to attend. Further development will take place across the academic year 2022-23 at the Macready Theatre in Rugby, with the possibility to take the production to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023, and/or return to Bloomsbury Festival 2023.

A further £100 contribution to the writer will be made available to visit the production if it is presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023. Please note that Macready Theatre’s plans to tour the production will be subject to satisfactory development of the script alongside workshops.

3. 3 x Opportunity to Present Work at Bloomsbury Festival 2023
£300 Bursary Towards Production
Offer of venue and rehearsal space, marketing and box office share at Bloomsbury Festival 2023

We are offering opportunities to 3 emerging theatre companies to present productions of new work that responds to the theme of ‘Grow’ at next year’s festival.

The successful applicants will receive £300 bursary towards production, as well as the offer of dramaturgy sessions, venue and rehearsal space, marketing support and a box office share at Bloomsbury Festival 2023.

We are looking for completed scripts or new works for theatre currently in development. The length should be approximately 50 minutes, and we welcome applications from new companies wishing to establish themselves through this process. You should include details of your training, theatre and professional experience as relevant.

Entries will close at 5pm on Friday 23rd September, and the winner will be announced during Bloomsbury Festival 2022 (14th-23rd October).

TO APPLY:
Radio Competition 2023: submit 1 script approximately 50 minutes in length in response to the theme ‘Grow’.

Macready Improvisation 2023: submit 1 script that you have previously developed through an improvisation process (any subject matter) and an outline of your past experience working with young performers.

Bloomsbury Theatre 2023: submit 1 script, or description of devised project and process, of approximately 50 minutes in length in response to the theme ‘Grow’, and an outline of the writer’s/production company’s previous experience including earlier script where available.

Please email a .pdf copy of your application to submissions@bloomsburyfestival.org.uk by 5pm Friday 23rd September.

In the subject line of your email, please note which opportunity you are applying for: Radio Competition 2023, Macready Improvisation 2023 or Bloomsbury Festival Theatre 2023.

In the accompanying email, please submit a 20-50 word synopsis of your script/play with:

Name: 
Age:
Email:
Phone Contact:
Contact Address:
Any recent writing courses (not essential) – course name and institution: Any other relevant information you would like us to be aware of.

Selected writers will be announced during Bloomsbury Festival 2022 (14th-23rd October).

Please Note:

Whilst all entries are welcome, Bloomsbury Festival would like to encourage applications from people who are currently underrepresented in the arts, and are particularly interested in hearing from global majority, lower socio-economic background, d/Deaf and disabled, LGBTQ+ writers. We are a festival based in the London Borough of Camden, and will pay particular attention to the work of writers with connections to the local and surrounding areas.

By applying for this opportunity you guarantee that your script is entirely your own original work, and does not infringe on the copyright of any other writer or artist.

For Radio Competition 2023 applicants you also agree that, if selected, you allow the director and Bloomsbury Radio to have the final say in casting and production decisions.

Bloomsbury Festival is a local festival based in Central London, and so the production opportunities we offer are focused towards writers with a connection to London as a home base or through their studies. We are therefore unable to offer travel or accommodation support for successful participants.

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