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Showing posts with label full-length plays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label full-length plays. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

And Toto Too seeks plays by women

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We are now accepting submissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Woman playwright

Full length or long one acts

Play may not have had fully produced performances in Colorado, readings are fine

7 or less characters (do not double up your characters to make it fit)

Finished plays only

Minimal settings (our theatre space seats only 56 and won't handle multiple sets)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic only (if you send a hard copy it will be returned to sender unopened)

First 10 pages

Production History

Synopsis

If these guidelines are not followed your script will not be read.  We will contact you only if we are interested in seeing a full script.  We do not give feedback on why your play was not accepted. Thank you for submitting we look forward to reading your work.

Send to submissions@andtototoo.org

Saturday, November 16, 2019

The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence 2019

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This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Over 30 plays have been produced over since 1984. $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Deadline:

Manuscripts must be received by December 31st

Types of plays accepted

Full length, unproduced plays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted. Unable to return without a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Selection Process:

Chairman and committee members read and review each entry and select ten finalists from which the first, second and third place winners are chosen.

Production:

Branch County Community Theatre reserves the right and agrees to produce the first place winner in this yearly competition. First place winners are required to sign a production contract.

Production House:

BCCT productions are staged in the historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. Built in 1882, Tibbits is a completely restored 500-seat proscenium theater.

Send submissions to:
Branch County Community Theatre
14 S. Hanchett St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Friday, November 15, 2019

Women Are Funny 2020 Prize

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Send your full-length comedic script, and if it’s the funniest, you will receive $100 and confirmation that you are hilarious.
  • Full-length comedic scripts (75-120 pages)
  • Written in English within the last three years
  • Female playwrights based anywhere
  • Unpublished, no professional production but amateur, university productions, and readings ok
  • No restrictions on subject matter but please no screenplays, solo plays, or children’s plays
  • Limited to first 100 entries
  • No entry fee
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019

 How to Submit
  • Email your script as a PDF to playmakersspokane@gmail.com. File name should be TitleOfPlay_Your Last Name
  • Write Submission – Title of Play in subject line
  • In body of email, list your name and email. EU residents, please send a statement that you give consent to process your personal information.
  • Be sure to include your name in the script

Notes

  • Winners must be able to accept payment via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Play-Makers Spokane will not use your information for purposes other than communicating with you about this contest. We will not give or sell your information to anyone. You also will not be added to any mailing lists.
  • When we say funny, we mean funny, not mildly amusing.

Feel free to contact Sandra Hosking, Women Are Funny Coordinator, playmakersspokane@gmail.com, with any questions.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Enigmatic Society Productions seeks full-length LGBTQIA+ scripts

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Enigmatic Society Productions is accepting full-length scripts with LGBTQIA+ themes for our 2020-2021 season. Chosen playwrights will receive a full-length production with a standard Dramatist Guild of America playwriting contract (Not a membership, but the playwright will earn a percentage of each ticket sold).

Enigmatic Society Productions is an LGBT theater company that is focused on the development of new LGBT-themed scripts and re-imaging classic plays and musicals.

Deadline is December 1st, 2019. No submission fee. Open to all playwrights.

Submission Rules and Process:

  • Scripts must be in standard playscript format
  • Scripts submitted must be in PDF format
  • Cover page to include play synopsis, character breakdown, playwright's bio and production history
  • playwrights may submit more than one play
  • Scripts must be received by December 1st, 2019
  • Scripts must be LGBTQIA+ themed
  • Selected playwrights will be notified February 1st, 2020 and contracts will be sent out March 1st, 2020 - via email

Company: Enigmatic Society Productions
Instagram: enigmaticsocietyproductions

Monday, November 11, 2019

Gulfshore Playhouse Eighth Annual New Works Festival

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WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT GULFSHORE HAS REACHED THEIR SCRIPT SUBMISSION LIMIT.

Gulfshore Playhouse announces a call for submissions  for their Eighth Annual New Works Festival to take place in September 14th through 20th, 2020. The New Works Festival will bring together four playwrights and a team of professional actors and directors for a week-long festival. The festival focuses on developing each selected play throughout the week and culminates in a staged reading for an audience.
Starting at 1 PM EST on Monday, November 4, Gulfshore Playhouse will accept the first 150 submissions from playwrights and agents.

Those interested should submit digital copies of plays that have not had a full production to submissions@gulfshoreplayhouse.org. Submissions sent prior to 1 PM EST on November 4 will not be considered.

At this time, Gulfshore Playhouse is not accepting musical submissions, asks that all submitted plays are full-length, and will only consider works that have not previously had a full production.

The New Works Festival finalists are chosen through a blind submission process. Submissions should be sent with two files: a cover page with name and contact information and the script with no playwright information. All submissions should be in PDF format. Scripts not sent in the requested format will not be considered until they are re-submitted in the correct format.

Semifinalists for the Eighth Annual New Works Festival will be announced in the summer of 2020. Semifinalists will be contacted regarding their availability and willingness to participate in the festival which will factor into the selection of the finalists. The winners will be announced shortly thereafter in the summer of 2020.

Each winner will receive a $500 honorarium as well as airfare and lodging for the duration of the festival. 

If you have questions please contact Audrey Zielenbach (azielenbach@gulfshoreplayhouse.org). 

The Premiere Play Festival 2020

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Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre professionals who we think will respond to their work, in hopes that plays developed at Premiere will go on to subsequent productions. We offer Play Festival winners the option to retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their plays. Additionally, Premiere’s productions are consistently reviewed, scouted by major publishing houses, and honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.

Submissions due DEC 1 2019
   
Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2019 through December 1, 2019. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in March 2020.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2020 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines

All plays must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2020.
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see the 2020 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF to:  premierestages.submittable.com/submit. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival 2020

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OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival seeks new plays for 2020. If you live in or hail from Orange County, CA, please submit a script for consideration.

Our script submission deadline is December 1. 

For 2020, we will be considering one-act and full-length musicals as well as one-act and full-length plays. Our next festival is scheduled for August 20-30, 2020 at Chapman University in Orange. Each play chosen will receive five performances during the festival.

We fully produce new plays. We do so featuring actors and directors from the greater LA/OC area and Chapman University students. In past years, we have produced works by SoCal dramatists such as Erica Bennett, Megan Breen, Diana Burbano, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Joni Ravenna, Lojo Simon and many others. The OC WEEKLY has honored us with recognition as Orange County's "Best New Play Festival" and The Dramatist calls OC-centric “a major theatrical event for local playwrights.”

Script submission details:
* Deadline: Sunday, December 1. Submissions received after December 1 will not be considered.
* As always, there is no submission fee.
* Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format. In your email message, let us know a little about your connection to Orange County, CA. (The criteria for eligibility: you must either have grown up in Orange County, or you currently live in Orange County at least 6 months of the year. In the case of a musical, at least one of the collaborators must meet this eligibility test.)
* Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Previously produced work OK.
> A full-length play = a play that runs 60 minutes or longer.
> A one-act play = a play that runs less than 60 minutes. (We are particularly interested in longer one-acts that run 30-60 minutes.)
* The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).
* If you are submitting a musical, please send us MP3/WAV files of at least 2 of the songs, or include links to online performances of songs from the work.
* Please do not submit a script that you have submitted to us in the past two years, unless it has been heavily revised or reimagined.

Please note:
* These plays will be produced in the O.L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre, a black box space with playing area of about 20' x 25'. So the straight play or musical you submit should require no more than 12 actors and be producible in a black box with minimal wing space.
* If you have a play or musical with a largely female cast, we encourage you to submit it to us.
* No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
* Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.

Any questions may be directed to occentric@gmail.com. Information about past OC-centric festivals is at our website ... www.oc-centric.com

We look forward to reading your work!

Sincerely,
Tamiko Washington, Artistic Director
Eric Eberwein, Associate Artistic Director

Kernodle New Play Award

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The University of Arkansas Department of Theatre administers the Kernodle New Play Award, a national playwriting competition named for George R. Kernodle, beloved U of A theatre professor and author of "Invitation to the Theatre". The award recognizes full-length plays that invite the audience’s imagination and are inherently theatrical.  Visit our website to Learn More about the Kernodle New Play Award.

2019-20 Kernodle Submission Information

All playwrights must fill out our Online Submission Form below during our submission window, November 1 through December 16, 2018. Plays submitted before November 1, 2019 will not be considered.

Additionally, please understand, due to staffing levels (and a desire to keep unsolicited submissions free), we can only accept the first 100 unsolicited submissions received in 2019-2020. We will post on our website when we have hit our limit.*  We will review our unsolicited submission policy again after this year.                              

*Playwrights whose work has been directly solicited, agent submissions, and playwrights who currently reside in, or are originally from, Arkansas are welcome to apply until the Dec. 16, 2019 deadline.

For all submissions, please follow the process below, and when filling out our online form.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Complete the Online Submission Form 
  • 10-page sample from the script you are submitting 
  • A brief synopsis and history of the script 
  • Author Bio
  • Full-length manuscript (70+ minutes)
  • All documents should be in PDF format and uploaded to our Application Portal. We can no longer accept mailed or emailed manuscripts.
  • Plays submitted in previous years will not be accepted.
  • Plays must be unpublished and cannot have been professionally produced (previous workshop OK). No plays for young audiences or musicals please.  Adaptations considered only if rights are clearly secured or source material is in public domain.
  • One submission per writer.
  • Please allow 3-6 months response.
  • Submission Fee:  None.


Deadline:  Submissions must arrive between November 1 and December 16, 2019.

Announcement of Awards:  April/May 2019

If you have any questions, please contact us at kernodle@uark.edu or (479) 575-2953.

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Friday, November 8, 2019

Table Work Press Submission Opportunity

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Table Work Press is a new collective that publishes and advocates for promising plays. Through identifying exciting new plays, TWP will contribute to the fabric of the American theatre by championing playwrights whose work is important, pressing, and worth writing home about. For more information, please visit https://www.tableworkpress.org/about

In our inaugural season, we look forward to reading new work and broadening our network of playwrights. Our 2019 open submission period will be held from September 22nd until November 22nd, 2019. 

Selected plays will be published, and playwrights will receive a $500 stipend, a share of profits, and a reading in New York City (while we are unable to provide housing and transportation at this time, we will create a recording for playwrights unable to attend in person). Playwrights who are not selected to be published this season may be invited to partner for other opportunities.

To submit your work, please send your full-length, unpublished script and a one-to-two page artist statement in PDF form to admin@tableworkpress.org. For more information, please visit https://www.tableworkpress.org/submit.

All plays will be read by a minimum of two readers, and all applicants will be notified of their status no later than February 15th, 2020.

We look forward to reading your work! 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

EMOS Playwrights Festival 2021

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Hosted by Emory University, Theatre Emory, and The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory, Atlanta, Georgia

  • First-Place Award: Cash prize and professional production
  • Second-Place Award: Cash prize and possible workshop production or concert reading
  • Honorable Mentions: Public reading

Deadline: August 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm EDT 

The Earth Matters on Stage (EMOS) Ecodrama Playwrights Festival was founded in 2004 by Theresa May and Larry Fried in order to foster new dramatic works that respond to the ecological crisis, and explore new possibilities for being in relationship with the more-than-human world. EMOS calls for new plays that focus on current and historic environmental issues, and enliven and transform our experience of the world, inspiring us to listen better, and instilling a deeper or more complex sense of our ecological communities.

Thematic Guidelines
In general, we are looking for plays that do one or more of the following:
  • Engage the personal, local, regional and/or global implications of man-made climate change.
  • Put an ecological issue or environmental event/crisis at the center of the dramatic action or theme of the play.
  • Critique or satirize patterns of exploitation, consumption, or other ingrained values that are ecologically unsustainable.
  • Expose and illuminate issues of environmental justice.
  • Explore the relationship between sustainability, community, and cultural diversity.
  • Interpret community to include our ecological community; give voice to the land, or elements of the land; theatrically examine the reciprocal relationship between human, animal and plant communities, and/or the connection between people and place, human and non-human, culture and nature.
  • Grow out of the playwright’s personal relationship to the land and the ecology of a specific place.
  • Celebrate the joy of the ecological world in which humans participate.
  • Offer an imagined world view that illuminates our ecological condition or reflects on the ecological crisis from a unique cultural or philosophical perspective.
  • Are written specifically to be performed in an unorthodox venue such as a natural or environmental setting, where that setting is a not merely a backdrop but an integral part of the play. 

EMOS 2021 specifically encourages submissions which also:

  • Engage with cultural and social impacts of man-made climate change.
  • Offer or complicate ideas of urban resilience.
  • Expose and/or grapple with ecological violence and/or “slow violence.”
  • Examine ecological/climate/environmental justice issues specific to the Southeast United States.

Evaluation Process

A Reading Committee composed of theatre professionals and Emory University students will read and evaluate each script blind in relation to the guidelines above, as well as theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will be read by at least two readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read again until a short list of five finalists is created. Those five plays will then be read by a panel of distinguished theatre artists and the artistic director of Theatre Emory, who will select the winning plays.

Submission Specs

Entries must be original plays that have not received a professional production (readings and workshops are okay) and have not been published. They should be written primarily (though not necessarily exclusively) in English and address the thematic guidelines listed above. We will not consider ten-minute plays, one-act plays (unless they are longer than 30 minutes), and musicals (though we love them, we cannot accommodate their production for this festival).

Submissions will be judged blind. Uploaded scripts should not include the author's name, representation, or any identifying information.

Your script should be saved as a PDF, use a 12pt font, have 1-inch margins minimum on every side, and numbered pages.

Include a brief synopsis and a cast breakdown.

Only one submission per entrant.

Submissions must be received by August 31, 2020 @ 11:59 pm EDT.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Campfire Theatre Festival

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WE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR NEVER-BEEN-PRODUCED SCRIPTS BY EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS.

We define “emerging” as a playwright that has not had more than two professional productions or a published script.

"Never been produced" means plays that have had small readings and workshops are fine, but plays that have been previously produced or published are not accepted.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please email us at contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com with details.

We will accept full length plays that are more than sixty pages, less than one hundred and twenty pages, and may have an intermission.

  • We currently cannot accept musicals. 
  • We can accept children's plays. 
  • e will accept plays of any genre. 
  • Each playwright may submit ONE play.


WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR TWO PROGRAMS:

OUR STAGED READING SERIES AND OUR SPARK PROGRAM.

The Staged Reading Series accepts plays by emerging playwrights and offers them a fully staged reading at our festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2020.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:

Your play will be assigned a cast and director.

You will receive a stipend of $100 for a selected full-length play.

Campfire Theatre Festival is not currently able to provide playwright travel stipends for the Staged Reading Series; however, if a selected playwright can provide their own travel to Boise for the festival, all efforts will be made to assist with housing.

The Spark Program accepts plays by emerging playwrights for a twenty-hour workshop process that culminates in a reading at the festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2020.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:

Your play will be assigned a cast, a dramaturg and director.

You will receive a stipend of $100 for a selected full-length play.

You will receive airfare and housing for a week in Boise, Idaho.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2019. 

We will accept the first 350 full-length plays and close submissions when we receive that many, even if it's before the deadline.

THERE IS NO FEE TO SUBMIT FOR CAMPFIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL.

ANY PLAYS SUBMITTED NOT-BLINDED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL NOT BE READ.

If you have previously had your work selected for Campfire, please observe a one-year hiatus before submitting again.

Please do not submit plays you have previously submitted to Campfire.

Playwrights will need to submit an info form, a resume and a full blinded script.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING GOOGLE FORM TO SUBMIT:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOr8AmNBRtdB_2wXLfa7VZedhkp1Z3h59Jmm7n52G55Ryk-Q/viewform

Thank you and we look forward to reading your play! Please direct any questions to our Literary Manager Sam Hamashima at contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com

Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy Neem-2019

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1. Goals and objectives

The «Neem-2019» award was created to support and identify underground dramatic waters.

2. Organizers

Jenya Stashkov, Performance-troupe «Vibrating body»

3. Nominations

Awarded one prize in the nomination «A play that no one will ever agree to stage»

4. Prizes

The author of the play-winner will receive a cash prize: 2000 rubles. ($30USD)
The best plays will be staged in the format of reading, sketching or performance by Performance-troupe «Vibrating body».

5. Requirements for the submitted works

Formal requirements are absent.
There are no linguistic and geographical limits.
The author should provide personal information:
Name, nickname, contact information (postal address, e-mail address, phone number).
Plays should be sent to: pos.vostok@gmail.com

6. Terms of holding

Terms for the reception of plays: April 1, 2019 – March 1, 2020
Summing up: May 2020.
All information on the prize will be published on the website: https://vibratingbody.jimdo.com

7. Copyright

All the rights to plays remain with the authors.

8. The Jury

The composition of the jury is being formed at the moment.

Performance-troupe «Vibrating body» was create in Nizhny Tagil (Russian Federation, Sverdlovsk region) in 2016.
2017: «Vibrating body» moved to St. Petersburg.
2018: «Vibrating body» moved to Achinsk.

«Vibrating body» is an independent project in the field of theater, contemporary art and social service.
Our field of activity: mysticism, the joy of creativity, archetypes, dreams, paranormal, complex, subtle.


We invite everyone to join our lila.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Austin Latinx New Play Festival 2019

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Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce the call for entries for the 2020 Austin Latinx New Play Festival (ALNPF), presented in collaboration with ScriptWorks, to run May 14 to May 16, 2020, Austin TX.

Playwrights are invited to submit original scripts that speak to the diverse Latinx experience.

Plays can be in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, Coahuiltecan, bilingual or multilingual.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 15, 2019 by 11:59 PM CST. 

Plays will then be read and scored by a diverse panel of readers. Four scripts will be selected for presentation at the festival, including one play by a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student, and one play for young audiences.

Selected plays will be announced in December.

Eligible plays must be original, full-length works with a minimum 50-minute run time and a max of 10 roles. Additionally, plays must align with the Teatro Vivo mission statement, be focused on Latinx lives, and must not have been produced before the ALNPF or already scheduled for production during 2019-2020.

Preference will be given to plays that utilize more than one language.

Now in its eighth year, the ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original work. The festival brings each playwright together with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring their play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience. Additionally, the selected works will receive a preliminary reading in January to give playwrights an opportunity to revise their work before rehearsals begin in May.

Playwrights of the selected pieces will collaborate with a dramaturg and director hired by Teatro Vivo. Playwrights must be available to attend the preliminary reading of their play in January, the public reading in May, and participate in a facilitated talk back with the audience immediately following the public reading. The Austin Latinx New Play Festival will take place at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center.

Submissions can be sent to teatrovivoaustin@gmail.com

Sunday, October 27, 2019

REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD 2019

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The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. 

The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2020-21 Season.

Scripts must be postmarked by October 31, 2019.

Previous winners have gone on to enjoy productions around the world and to garner additional honors such as the National Play Award.

  • "Full-length" plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission.
  • Each submission should be sent to BPP via email.
    • Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org
  • Your email should include the following:
  • Tell us for which competition you are submitting: Reva Shiner Comedy or the script Woodward Newman Drama
  • Tell us your name, phone number, and the name of your Play
  • Tell us how you are satisfying the $10 administrative fee
  • Agent submitted scripts require no fee.
  • If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email
  • If you have paid via Paypal on our website indicate your confirmation number and the email address used. Paypal is preferred, but if you can’t pay on-line, you may send a check or Money Order, (must be from a US bank). Tell us the check or Money Order number. Make it payable to “BPP” and mail to BPP, 107 W 9th ST, Bloomington, IN 47404
Attach a PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order:
  • Title page with author name
  • Synopsis (1 page or less)
  • Character list/breakdown
  • Production history for the play—Include readings and productions
  • A brief bio of the playwright,
  • Full Script
  • Submissions that fail to include all requested information in the order listed will be disqualified from the contest.
  • Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.
  • Two separate submissions per playwright per annual competition are allowed as long as each submission has all the required materials.

NATIONAL LATINX PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Submissions for the 2020 National Latinx Playwriting Award are now open. Latinx playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award.

Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Submission Procedure

We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:

  • Submit a single script via U.S. mail.
  • Scripts must be postmarked by November 1, 2019. Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name, and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address, and email).
  • Include a cover letter of no more than one page, describing the play’s developmental history, and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.


Submit manuscripts to:

National Latinx Playwriting Award
ATTN: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

Eligibility

The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish-language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)

Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission.

Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.

Scripts

The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, “property” means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.

The winner will be notified by Fall 2020.

For more information contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in Residence: info@arizonatheatre.org.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Centenary Stage Company Women Playwrights Series

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Deadline for open submissions: November 2, 2019

Playwrights with work on NPX may contact program director Catherine Rust (Catherine.Rust@centenaryuniversity.edu), with name of play to be downloaded for consideration.

NOTE: We are rarely able to consider work with over 7 cast members.

The Centenary Stage Company, a professional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2019 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and Susan Glaspell Contest.

Now in its 27th year, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and under-served voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place in a brief rehearsal period of approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear and adapt their work with other professionals. The process culminates in a presentation of the work for the general public as part of the series, giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.

Playwrights selected for the workshop process will receive a $200 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing is available for one playwright each season.

The Susan Glaspell Contest
One play from the WPS Festival will be selected by a panel of judges as the winner, to be featured in a subsequent CSC main-stage season as a full production, with an additional award of $1500 to the playwright.

Guidelines for WPS Glaspell Contest submission

Submit full-length play, with no prior AEA production
(If play has had one workshop production, please include information in your cover letter about the company, # of performances, and contact infor, if applicable.)

Please include 1 letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or professor/instructor familiar with your work.
NOTE: We are rarely able to consider work with over 7 cast members.

Send submissions to:
Attn: Catherien Rust, WPS Program Director
Centenary Stage Company
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

FutureFest 2020

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Festival dates: July 17 – 19, 2020

The fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. 

ELIGIBILITY
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2020. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2019 (postmark).

SCRIPTS
Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, in standard play format with pages numbered. After the title page include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, setting, and scene breakdown, if applicable. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume.  If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will be disqualified. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival (July 17-19, 2020) and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.

AWARDS
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of three reads. The original play reading committee, following many months of discussion and voting, narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee before they select the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional).  Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) by May 2020.

SUBMIT TO
futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com  or Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH  45401-3017.

QUESTIONS
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com

Sunday, October 20, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR NEW VOICES: ORIGINAL PLAYS AT HOPEWELL THEATRE

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Hopewell Theatre in Youngstown, Ohio, is pleased to launch New Voices, an ongoing series of staged readings of original plays. The inaugural season of New Voices will feature four events throughout 2019 and 2020. The readings will be performed by local actors with no set or blocking and minimal tech. Each play will receive one reading, free and open to the public. Playwrights will be encouraged to attend the performance (either in person or remotely) for feedback and Q&A with the audience, actors, and director.

New Voices wants scripts that are both unique and universal, scripts that are authentic, funny, disruptive, and/or poignant in unexpected ways. We are looking for a variety of voices, particularly those that have been underrepresented in American theatre.

The scripts may be for full-length or short non-musical plays. They must be original to the submitter, unpublished, complete, and previously unproduced. No adaptations or works that involve third-party rights will be considered.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, and simultaneous submissions are welcome. Scripts that are not immediately chosen might be considered at a later date. We will try to respond in a timely fashion.

Submit to newvoiceshopewell@gmail.com. Submissions must be in .doc, .pdf., or .rtf format only. Files should include a cover page with full title and author name and contact information.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2020-2021 Main Stage season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series

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Submissions are open for the North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2020-2021 Main Stage season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2020-2021 Script Submission

In the body of the email, include the following:
  • Play Title
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Bio
  • Contact Info
  • Character Breakdown
  • Set Description
  • Production History
  • Short Synopsis
  • Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Last Frontier Theatre Conference 2020 Play Lab

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Submissions for the 2020 Play Lab are now being accepted.

The submission deadline is October 21. 

Writers who have participated in the Conference before and Alaskan authors have a later deadline, November 25.

The  Conference will take place June 14-21, 2020, in Valdez, Alaska.

Selected plays receive public readings, with both public and private feedback sessions led by theatre professionals. Authors must register for the Conference and be in attendance for their reading.

Accepted writers will also have an additional opportunity to further submit their work in the 10-Page Play Slam, the Monologue Workshop, and the Last Frontier Fringe.

Authors are asked to submit through the call for plays on the website, www.theatreconference.org using the on-line form on the Play Lab link.

Guidelines:
  • One submission per author.
  • Submissions should run between 20 minutes and 2 hours.
  • They can be of any genre except musical.
  • The play should not have received a professional production; readings and amateur productions are acceptable. Authors should be interested in receiving feedback and developing their submission.
If you have any questions about eligibility, contact the Coordinator at dlmoore@alaska.edu.

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