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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

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.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2023

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Deadline: October 1, 2022

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival honors new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors.

The festival endeavors both to recognize playwrights for their outstanding work and to provide a resource for universities across the country to identify dynamic plays with robust roles for college-aged actors for production at their institutions. The festival features both a full-length and short play division.

FULL LENGTH SUBMISSIONS

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of primarily (or exclusively) characters in their teens and early twenties (15-25 years old).
  • A mid- to large-sized cast (i.e., at least five actors, preferably at least ten).
  • A running time of at least 80 minutes.
  • Significant representation (in both number and quality) of roles for female-identifying actors.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.

The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to actors from under-represented groups.

Please note: The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival is specifically seeking plays in which the characters are in their teens and early twenties, not simply characters that could be played by actors in their teens and early twenties. The festival is not seeking plays with characters that are “ageless” or “any age.” Plays should be about characters experiencing late adolescence and early adulthood.

Full-length plays should not have had a previous full production. Workshops and readings are fine.

Finalists for the festival’s top prize will receive airfare and housing to participate in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival on the campus of the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University in May of 2023. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the prize will be announced at the end of the week-long event.

The winning full-length play will receive:
  • A world premiere production in the 2023-2024 Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance theatre season.
  • Consideration of the play for publication by Concord Theatricals, the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection.
  • A meeting for the playwright with new play acquisition staff at Concord Theatricals.

SHORT PLAY SUBMISSIONS

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of exclusively characters in their teens and twenties.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • A running time of 10-25 minutes.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.

The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to female-identifying actors and actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous production under an Actors Equity agreement. Non-union productions, workshops, and readings are fine.

The five finalist short plays will receive:
  • A staged reading at the 2023 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.
  • Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2023: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.

HOW TO SUBMIT


Submissions for the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival should be submitted by October 1, 2022 at:

www.semo.edu/lanfordwilson

The submission form will request:

  • Complete script
  • Brief synopsis of the play (100-250 words)
  • Character breakdown, including ages
  • Author(s) bio (100-250 words)
  • Development history (if applicable)

If you have any questions, please email the festival’s Artistic Director, Kitt Lavoie (klavoie@semo.edu).

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Not Your Average Theater Group is looking for full length play

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Deadline: December 1, 2022

Not Your Average Theater Group is looking for full length play submissions for a February 2023 production date. Prefer a play that works for the small stage with minimal set. 

Can be from playwrights from any state. 

Send submissions by December 1st and any questions to myra.graves@comcast.net.

Premiere Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: November 14, 2022, 11:59pm

How to submit: All plays must be submitted as a PDF via Submittable at premierestagesatkean.submittable.com/submit.

All plays submitted to the Premiere Play Festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four to five finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in Spring of 2023.

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2023 season and receives an award of $3000. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1500. The other finalists will each be awarded $1000.

Premiere Stages accepts script samples and synopses from playwrights without an agent. Submissions must include:

-Brief synopsis of the play (no more than half a page)

-History of the play’s development (or statement that it has none)

-The playwright’s bio or resume

-Script sample from the play (no more than 10 pages plus title page and character breakdown)

- Please Note: Premiere Stages will request full scripts to read if the play seems viable for the 2023 season. In 2022, almost half of the 35 Semi-Finalists were first received as samples.
  • 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 2023.
  • 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.
Submitters will be notified via Submittable of their status no later than April of 2023. We thank submitters for their patience; we evaluate up to 950 submissions per year and give each one careful consideration.

There is NO self-producing requirements and NO participation fees.

Sunday, September 18, 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.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Athena Project’s Read & Rant: A Plays In Progress Series

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DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 11:59 MDT 

Submissions Accepted: September 15-30 for November Read & Rant

Athena Project’s new Read & Rant program seeks to combine the original form’s sharing of theatrical work with the wider public with the new play development aspects of Plays In Progress while also fostering collaboration between playwrights and dramaturgs. We are initiating these changes to Read & Rant with the goal to create digital opportunities for early and mid-career playwrights, uplift women* writers and dramaturgs overall, and highlight underrepresentation for women* in these positions.

A total of five plays will be selected via lottery. Two of these plays will be featured in our next Read & Rant and will receive a moderated Zoom discussion led by a dramaturg as well as initial feedback from the public. The remaining three will still have an opportunity to receive short feedback from a dramaturg via a medium of their preference (written, audio recording, short video, or live phone call).

Submission Guidelines:Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only one full-length script each month. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.

Only previously unproduced plays are eligible. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised prior to submission to Read & Rant so the playwright receives the most benefit from this opportunity. (Presently, we cannot accept musicals.)

Submission must include:

The submission deadline is September 30, 2022, 11:59 pm MDT for November Read & Rant participation.

Last Frontier Theater Conference

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Deadline: November 15, 2022

Up to 200 submissions will be accepted from new applicants; at that point, full-length submissions will only be open for Alaskans, past participants. New folks will still be able to submit plays 30 minutes and under. The final deadline for everyone is November 15, 2022.

Selected plays will be presented in the Play Lab in Valdez, Alaska, June 11-17. 

Participating authors selected for the Play Lab must be in Valdez for the reading. 

They are responsible for their own travel expenses and will be required to register for the Conference ($100).
  • Submission guidelines. 20-120 minutes in length.
  • Any genre except musicals.
  • Not published (i.e. still interested in feedback on the script).
  • Ten actors maximum (not roles).
  • One submission per author. 

If you have any questions, contact Coordinator Dawson Moore. To submit, click here.

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!

Monday, September 12, 2022

Two Bimbos seeks Femme/female-centered plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Deadline: September 14, 2022 Midnight

Two Bimbos are looking for the next piece of cutting edge theater to present to the millennial and Gen Z audiences of NYC 💕

Are you a playwright? Do you have a script ready to be presented onstage this fall/winter? 

Are you willing to work with a group of theater professionals that have willingly branded themselves Two Bimbos?

To be considered your play must:

Be palpable for Millennial and Gen Z audiences. Unsure if your play will be adored by the TikTokers of today? Submit anyways! 💕

Feature no more than 4 performers. It can have multiple characters so long as all roles can be performed by no more than 4 individuals! 💕

Be no more than 90 pages; one acts also accepted! 💕

We want something weird! Femme/female-centered stories will be prioritized 💕

This is a BIMBO SUMMIT: Womxn playwrights to the front! 💕

Include a lil cover letter/about you! Tell us who are you, what are your goals, and why you wish to work with the Two Bimbos 💕

SUBMIT: ASSISTANT@TWOBIMBOS.COM

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Femuscripts seeks plays from writers living in south-eastern states

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Deadline: October 17, 2022

SUBMISSION LINK
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Ee8rjb3OgWqf0z6eqiXVRFascDafjqeqEypICeTr4pc/edit

Femuscripts is looking for plays from writers who are also women, female-identifying or non-binary, AND who live in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, or Tennessee. 


 PLEASE DO NOT SEND WORK IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF THESE STATES. 

BIPOC WRITERS ENCOURAGED AND PREFERRED.

Other criteria: 
  • ONE ACTS or FULL LENGTH plays only.
  • Plays that have not been produced (readings are fine, but no full productions)
  • Plays must be centered on the theme of hope and/or rejuvenation
  • Any genre welcome. 
  • No more than 5 characters.

Format: standard playwriting format according to Dramatist Guild guidelines.

PLEASE SEND PDFS ONLY! No Word documents will be accepted. 

Email PDFs to: femuscripts@gmail.com

No fee to submit. 

Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

Deadline to receive work: October 17, 2022. 

Production of either one full length or two one-acts will be in Spring 2023.

Friday, September 9, 2022

15th Annual PLAYground Submissions for Young Audiences

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Deadline: none given

SUBMISSION FORM

Plays must be intended for young audiences (5-18 years old) - a play is not expected to appeal to this whole age range.

Scripts must be unpublished at the time of submission.

Scripts should be full length (somewhere between 30 and 90 minutes of content, depending on your audience) or intended to be developed into a full length piece.

Playwrights can submit up to 3 scripts. Each script must be accompanied by its own cover letter.
Plays do not need to be fully polished. This is a workshop process, so we welcome pieces with potential and room to grow, and will be there to support you through that.

Please do not submit screenplays, teleplays, musicals, collaborations, or direct adaptations (though scripts inspired by, based on, or a response to a source material are welcome!)

Please send any questions, thoughts, or concerns to playgroundTYAfestival@gmail.com

 You may also contact Festival Producer Natalie Rarick (natalierarick2023@u.northwestern.edu) or one of Purple Crayon Players’ Literary Managers, Kailey Morand or Juliet Burks (kaileymorand2025@u.northwestern.edu or julietburks2025@u.northwestern.edu)

Thursday, September 1, 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, August 31, 2022

ellipsis… literature & art annual literary journal accepts drama

Website

Deadline: November 1, 2022


Please submit one English language drama piece per year, up to 8,000 Words.

Use 12 point font.

ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest ($100 prize), judged by Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2021 and Carolyn Forche in 2022. Saddiq Dzukogi will judge the 2023 contest.

All accepted poems are eligible. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

We accept original English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Submit poems in one document, please. 

Our submission period is August 1 through November 1 for poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. 

We accept art submissions from August 1 through January 31.

Please include a 75 word contributor’s note and your address, telephone number, and email address.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Note that we do not republish pieces, including work online.

We usually pay $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose, plus two free copies of the issue. We cannot pay international contributors.

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Fleas on the Dog is open for play submissions

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Plays. plays. PLAYS (the play’s the thing.) 4 ( four) Issue 12. That’s Twelve! The 1 after 11. All you’ve got to lose is your reputation and self respect. Is that asking too much? 

We are a collective of writers/editors who publish a non profit online magazine for those who are on the avant garde and outside the box. 

WHAT WE LIKE 

Fiction: We take pretty much everything. Mainstream, traditional, literary, barbaric yawps, flash, metafiction, experimental, sci/fi, speculative, fantasy, mystery, micro, nano, grunge, bad (but it better be good!), modernist, post-modernist, spamlit, kitschlit, retro, metro, outsider, novel excerpts, graphic stories, even comics. Our only criterion is quality. 

Poetry: Up to ten poems any style.

Plays: Any style up to five acts. 

Screenplays: any subject, any length.

Politically incorrect is welcome as long as it doesn’t devolve into invective!!

WHO YOU ARE

Anybody whose engines burn when they write. You can have won literary awards or never published at all. Degrees don’t impress us—it’s your work that matters. 

ONLINE PUBLISHING GUIDELINES  

Submissions are now open. There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. 

Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

 Include the genre (fiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  

Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. 

Submit to only one category per issue. 

We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. 

If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Monday, August 29, 2022

Henley Rose Playwright Competition 2022

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Deadline: August 31, 2022
The first 250 submissions to be received from July 1st until August 31st will be considered.

$22 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photocopy of your current membership card with your script for verification.

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted.

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of winners of the Henley Rose Award.

Submissions are welcome from July 1st until August 31st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers.

A small group of finalists will be announced in May 2023. The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of May 2023 and will receive the Henley Rose Award. In addition, submission fees will go toward creating a cash prize for the winners of the Henley Rose Award.

First Place – $1000
Second Place – $500
Third Place – $250


Please note that prizes will be sent out via PayPal to ensure efficient and secure delivery. Additionally, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

GUIDELINES
  • Submissions must be completed, full-length plays. No one-acts or ten-minute plays, please.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female-identifying playwright.
  • Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged.
  • Submissions are due by August 31st, 2022 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify.
  • One script may be submitted per applicant.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

Completed Registration (Click Here for Registration)

Script

Payment: $22 submission fee. Submission fees will go to create a cash prize for the winner of the Henley Rose Award. ($22 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photocopy of your current membership card with your script for verification.)
All applicants may choose to submit scripts and/or payment via snail mail (checks made payable to Yellow Rose Productions):

Henley Rose Competition
1321 Raleigh Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917

All applicants may choose to submit materials via e-mail for an additional $10.00 printing fee. E-mail submission materials may be sent to henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

At the completion of your registration form you will receive a an e-mail confirmation with additional instructions. If you are choosing to submit electronically, please attach your script as a response to this email confirmation. If you are planning to submit via snail mail, please respond to the confirmation e-mail to let us know when your script is on its way.

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please check your SPAM folder and make sure to add henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com to your contacts to be sure we are able to reach you!

Please note that your submission is not complete until all submission materials (application, script, and payment – if required) have been received. 

Submissions via snail mail must be postmarked no later than August 31st, 2022. Should the submission cap be reached before August 31st, 2022, the application will no longer accept new submissions and an announcement will be made. Any accidental payments made past the 250 script cap are fully refundable.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Clay & Water 2023 - Fifth Annual Playwrights' Retreat and New Play Reading Series

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Deadline: August 31, 2022 5PM EDT

APPLICATION FORM

Clamour Theatre Company is accepting applications starting 8/1/2022 for Clay & Water 2023, our Fifth Annual Playwrights' Retreat and New Play Reading Series.

Clay County, Florida is still lagging behind in vaccinations and, as best we can tell given the lack of data, cases of COVID are once again on the rise. Fortunately, they mostly seem to be mild, but we cannot yet be sure whether the Retreat will be in-person or virtual. Thus, the dates are still not finalized, and we understand that some applicants, if selected, may not be able to attend once the final dates and format are chosen. We suggest you go ahead and apply, and we'll all figure it out when the time comes.

The application form includes a section where you can tell us whether you are applying for an In-Person version of the Retreat only, a Virtual version only, or either.

And we THANK YOU for your understanding as try to maintain a safe way forward for everyone involved.

Application Window: 9am (Eastern time) August 1, 2022 until 5 pm (Eastern time) August 31, 2022

Five playwrights will be selected to participate on dates TBD in the 1st Quarter of 2023.

All the details and the application guidelines can be found here: https://www.clamourtheatre.org/events/2023-2/clay-water-2023-applications/

Notification by year-end 2022.

HOW IT WORKS

* Note: For the virtual Retreat, you do not have to be available all day, every day during that time period. See Requirements and Guidelines below for more information about the schedule and details about each version of the Retreat.

*** IN-PERSON RETREAT VERSION ***

Overview

We provide accommodations, a no-pressure developmental reading of your work-in-progress, and a chance to see some of the points of interest of the surrounding area to five selected playwrights.

Location

Clay County, Florida

The actual location will be TBD in Clay County, Florida.  Previous in-person Retreats were held in Green Cove Springs. Green Cove is a town in northeast Florida first settled in the mid-1800s, best known for its natural sulfur springs and its location on the St. Johns River, a bit south of Jacksonville. The location for the 2023 Retreat, if held in person, will be in the Orange Park/Fleming Island/Green Cove Springs/Penney Farms area and is yet to be confirmed.

Travel

EXPECT TO PAY YOUR OWN WAY HERE. Fly into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) where we’ll pick you up, or drive yourself to the accommodations we will book for you in Clay County. (There’s also an Amtrak station in Jacksonville, if needed.)

Accommodations

Accommodations will be fully covered by Clamour at a location still to be confirmed. We will have that information for you by the time we invite the selected playwrights so that they can take it into account when deciding to accept the invitation.

Readings

Each playwright will get a developmental reading of a single work-in-progress.

We will provide local actors for readings.

The reading will be open to the public at no charge. If possible, we will schedule a private Zoom rehearsal the week before the Retreat, but the public readings will be fully understood to be minimally-rehearsed, cold readings for development and NOT performance.

There will be a moderated audience feedback session after your public reading. (Don’t worry! Our audiences are supportive.)

Meet-and-Greets

We ask you to be available for two informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students to answer questions about the craft and business of playwriting. These will be held during the school day within the four weekdays in the span of the Retreat. Transportation to and from the school(s) will be provided.

Networking Opportunities

There will be a Welcome Dinner on arrival day and since all playwrights will have accommodations at the same location, there will be ample opportunities to get to know your fellow writers and to share experiences and tips, and socialize with each other.

Dramaturgs

Dramaturgs are NOT part of the in-person Retreat experience. They are provided as part of the virtual Retreat experience, because those writers are not getting the time away from the distractions of their ordinary lives, the in-person interaction with their fellow writers, and the exposure to a new area with new experiences, people, and sights to see.


*** VIRTUAL RETREAT VERSION ***

Overview

Selected playwrights will participate from their own homes. The virtual version of the Retreat will be slightly longer (@ 2 weeks) to enable writers to continue to work at their survival jobs, if necessary, while still providing the developmental readings and plenty of opportunities to interact with each other.

Location (virtual)

No travel required.

The entire Retreat will take place on Zoom.

Travel

No travel required.  Retreat is all on Zoom.

Accommodations

Your very own bed.  You’re not traveling, so you won’t need a hotel room.

Readings

Each playwright will get 2 one-on-one meetings with a dramaturg and 2 developmental readings (one private, one public) of a single work-in-progress.

We will provide actors for readings.  Local actors will be given preference whenever possible. We will cast the net wider, if necessary.

The first reading will include you, actors, your dramaturg, and Clamour staff.

The second reading will be open to the public at no charge. It will be fully understood to be an unrehearsed, cold reading for development and NOT performance.

There will be a moderated audience feedback session after your public reading. (Don’t worry! Our audiences are supportive.)

Meet-and-Greets

We do ask you to be available for two informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students to answer questions about the craft and business of playwriting. These will be held during the school day within the two week span of the Retreat, so you must be able to take an hour or so out of your daily schedule twice during the Retreat. NOTE:  We are in the Eastern Time Zone. If you are located on the West Coast and the class to which we are invited is a morning class, we will (regretfully) ask you to get up pretty early.

Networking Opportunities

There will be several informal group check-ins throughout the Retreat providing opportunities to get to know your fellow writers and dramaturgs, share experiences and tips, and socialize with each other. We start the Retreat with a Welcome Dinner (via Zoom) and will provide a small meal stipend in lieu of being able to host you at a Board member’s home or a local restaurant.

Dramaturgs

Each selected writer will be matched with a dramaturg. The dramaturg’s role in the context of this retreat is to provide the playwright with critical feedback, notes, and suggestions on the script. They are here to assist you in shaping your play into the next stage of development, and they can be a set of fresh eyes throughout the process. The dramaturg can also assist with research pertaining to the play’s themes, time period, and support material, if applicable. In addition, the dramaturg is someone who can act as an audience member and really get the feel for the show as a spectator, providing key insight to the play’s strength’s and weaknesses.

HOW TO APPLY

Please read and follow these guidelines and application material carefully. Plays that do not adhere to the guidelines in terms of length, format, cast size, etc. will not be considered.

Requirements & Schedule

ONE APPLICATION / SUBMISSION PER PERSON

In order to apply, you must:

  • Have a completed draft (both in-person & virtual applications)
– Draft of a full-length, unproduced non-musical play (60-120 pages) in a standard play script format (either the Modern Format or Traditional Format on the Dramatists Guild website: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats would be acceptable) in a 12-point standard font (Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Courier are all fine).  The play should require 2 to 4 actors to perform. (Plays that have had previous developmental readings are acceptable.) 
– No monologues, please.
– The submitted script should have a character breakdown page immediately following the title page.
–You may have more than 4 characters as long as all characters can be played by a maximum of 4 actors and you specifically explain any double-casting options.
– We understand that, in revising, you may discover a need for an additional character, and we can be somewhat flexible for the final reading, but we urge you not to hope to circumvent this actor cap by cutting an army out of the submitted draft with a view to adding them later.  We want to provide a stipend to each of our actors. Please help us make that a realistic goal.
– Content: We are located in one of the most conservative areas of a conservative state. Please take that into consideration when you are choosing a play to submit. (If you are applying for the virtual version only of the retreat, the definition of “appropriate” content is a little looser, but please remember we are hoping to return to an in-person event in 2023.)

  • Be willing and able to work with a dramaturg (virtual applications only)
– If you do not think your draft is able to be improved and/or are not willing to seriously consider rewrites, this is not the Retreat for you.
Be able to spend significant time during the allotted period working on your script on your own (evenings/weekends are fine for the virtual Retreat; in-person Retreat work time is yours to determine outside of the Meet & Greets and the readings).

  • Be available for these activities: (virtual applications only)
Opening Night & First Weekend (Friday – Sunday)
– Friday, the first evening of the Retreat – Welcome meeting on Zoom
– Saturday or Sunday – a one-on-one Zoom meeting with your dramaturg
Week 1 (Monday – Sunday)
– Monday evening – group check-in
– Tuesday – Sunday – a private reading of your play (you, actors, dramaturg, and Clamour staff) at some point during this time to be followed by another one-on-one meeting with your dramaturg
– Also, at a time TBD this week and next – approximately 1 hour at a time during a normal school day twice to attend a Zoom Q&A session with our local students. (Please note: We have to schedule these Q&A sessions in consultation with the teachers. We will try to have one this week and one the following week, but the final dates are TBD, and we hope you can be flexible as we figure that out.)
– Friday evening – group cocktail hour
– Sunday afternoon – group check-in
Week 2 (Monday – Sunday)
– Tuesday evening – group check-in
– Wednesday evening – group cocktail hour
– Thursday – Sunday – Public readings (1 Thursday evening, 1 Friday evening, 2 Saturday, 1 Sunday)
– Sunday evening – Wrap-Up group meeting
 
What to Submit

Applications must be made through our online application form which will ask you to complete the following:
  1.  Select whether you are applying for the In-Person Retreat Only, the Virtual Retreat Only, or Either.
  2. Name, email, cell phone # in the fields provided.
  3. Select whether you are US-Based or Non-US-Based so the form will show you the appropriate address fields.
    1. Complete the address fields. Note that the Non-US-Based address field is more free-form due to variations among international address, but we do need your street address, city, province, country, and postal code if your are not a US-Based playwright.
  4.  Title of the play you are submitting
  5. Select Tone of Play (Comedy, Drama, Serio-Comic)
  6. Brief synopsis of the play
  7. Brief description of what you think is/are the next step(s) in your revisions.
  8. Enter the number of actors needed and a numeric breakdown of male, female, neutral/non-binary/any gender actors needed.
  9. Enter the same breakdown for number of characters (these numbers may match the number of actors or may be different if double-casting can be done.)
  10. Describe any possible double-casting. Please be as specific as you can.
  11. Introduce yourself professionally (productions, workshops, readings, publications, education, any other theatre disciplines in which you participate).
  12. Introduce yourself personally (hobbies, non-theatre interests, where you from, survival job, etc.)
  13. Upload your 60-120 page script in standard play format in a 12-point font.  PDF ONLY!

Note that Clamour Theatre Company will make the final determination on which version of the Retreat we will host in 2023 based on writers’ interest and on the state of vaccinations and infections in our area and how that could affect the safety of our writers, our actors, our audiences, and our staff.

When to Submit

The application window is from

9:00 am Eastern time August 1, 2022 to midnight Eastern time August 31, 2022.

Applications received before or after those dates and times will NOT be considered.

Questions may be sent at any time.

Where to Submit


Is there a fee?
There is no fee to submit to either version of the Retreat.

Playwrights participating in an In-Person Retreat are responsible for their own transportation to the area and for their own food.  Any admission fees for optional sight-seeing trips during the In-Person Retreat are also the responsibility of individual writers.  Accommodation costs are covered by Clamour Theatre Company.

Playwrights participating in a Virtual Retreat have no costs, unless participation in a student meet & greet has an impact on that particular writer’s “day job.”

Can I apply again?

If you applied to a previous retreat and were not accepted at that time, by all means, please apply again.  We’re looking for the right combination of people, so many factors go into selection. You should never feel that not being chosen in any given year is a reflection on your writing.

If you were accepted and attended a previous retreat, as much as we would love to see you again, we’d like to keep meeting new people.  We will probably not be able to invite you back again at this time.

When will I be notified?

Good question!

We hope to make our selections of plays and playwrights by the end of October/early November.  Final decision on which format Clay & Water 2023 will take is something we are less able to predict since it will be determined by forces outside our control.

We can tell you that you will be notified either way.  We acknowledge receipt of all submissions, so if you get that acknowledgement, and you have not heard from us with an acceptance or regrets, it means that the decisions have not yet been made.   We understand this means you may accept another offer in the meantime.  It’s not an ideal notification policy, but these are less than ideal times. We thank you for your patience and your flexibility.

Anything else?

Normally, we request that you do not apply if you cannot arrange to attend the sessions outlined.  However, in this time of uncertainty, we recognize that final dates and format may mean that an applicant could be selected but unable to attend when the details are finalized.

Once those details ARE finalized, we ask you not to accept if you cannot commit to the full Retreat time period and activities. We also ask all selected playwrights to make every effort to attend the public readings of their colleagues.

Clamour Theatre Company is committed to diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual preference, and experience.

Woodward/Newman Award

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Deadline: We advise submitting prior to September 1 2022

Each play should be individually submitted at the following link:
CONSTELLATION STAGE & SCREEN PLAY SUBMISSION

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, started through the support of Joanne Woodward, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Newman family, celebrating Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward’s tremendous history of work on stage and screen. It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season (soon to be Constellation Stage & Screen, effective July 1, 2022).

Guidelines for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2023-24 Woodward/Newman Award.

The award recipient and finalists will be announced by May 15, 2023. 

 The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production (including housing/transportation).“Full-length” plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes). TYA shows should have a complete running time of over 40 minutes.

Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).

You will be asked to submit your play as an attachment and all other information (bio, history, synopsis, character breakdown) will be entered into a form. 

Musical submissions may upload demos as an attachment or include a link to a shared folder.

Limit of 2 play submissions per year.

If you have any questions, please email literarymanager@newplays.org

Please note that there are significant changes to our submission and selection process from previous years. In order to make the Woodward/Newman Award accessible to all, we have eliminated submission fees as well as the contest format. The Woodward/Newman Award will continue to be awarded to an unpublished new play once per year and come with a $3,000 cash prize and a full production. 

Submissions will be accepted and reviewed by our literary team on an ongoing basis, and will be considered for the award as well as for all 8 production slots in our season. So a play that is not selected for the Woodward/Newman slot in our season, may still be considered and selected for production. This will allow us to now accept open submissions for all types of plays (including TYA shows). While there are no deadlines for entry, due to the incredible volume of submissions, we advise submitting prior to September 1 to be considered for the following season.

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