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

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Woodward/Newman Award

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Agent submitted scripts require no fee. If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email to avoid paying the fee.

Deadline: December 31, 2021

Bloomington Indiana

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It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. Submissions for the 2022-23 competition must be submitted by Dec 1, 2021.

Guidelines for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award. The winner and finalists will be announced by June 2022. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production.

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Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).

Each submission should be sent to BPP via email. Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org

Your email should include the following:

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 SINGLE PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order:

Title page with author name

Synopsis (1 page or less). Please list the genre at the top (comedy, drama, etc.)

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.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Premiere Play Festival seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 11:59 PM

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging and regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Since 2005, the Premiere Play Festival has offered playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in an encouraging, focused environment through discussions, rehearsals, readings, workshops, and Equity productions.

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.

To fulfill our commitments to writers whose presentations were postponed during 2021 social distancing procedures, we will be carrying plays submitted in last year's cycle into the 2021 season. Please see below for guidelines to submit for the 2022 Play Festival.

Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2021 through November 15, 2021. 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 2022.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2022 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 2022.
  • 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 2021 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Pegasus PlayLab 2022

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Deadline: October 15, 2021 11:59 PM

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 15, 2021. 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, October 8, 2021

Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: 2022 New Plays Festival

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Deadline: December 1st, 2021
Only the first 100 submissions will be considered, so early submissions are encouraged.

Submit via the Google Form


Questions? Email the new play festival coordinator Gina Stevensen at gina@middleburyactors.org

Through an open submission process, Middlebury Acting Company is looking for three new plays for the American Dreaming: 2022 New Plays Festival. 

This festival aims to amplify three unproduced, unpublished plays that address the question: What does the American Dream mean today? The selected plays will each receive two rehearsals, dramaturgical feedback, and a culminating public staged reading followed by a carefully moderated talkback with the audience.

The goal of this festival is to assist the chosen playwrights in the development of their new plays, and to invite the Middlebury community into the new play development process. Plays of all genres and styles are welcome!

Selected playwrights will receive housing for three nights and a travel stipend of $150 to help defray the costs of getting to Middlebury, Vermont.

The festival will take place over one weekend in mid-August, 2022 in Middlebury, Vermont.

Submission Process & Requirements:
  • We are looking for plays that address the question: What does the American Dream mean today? We are excited to see how you interpret that question, but please do note the theme when considering what to submit.
  • Playwrights living anywhere in the U.S. are welcome to apply. If selected, we are able to offer a $150 travel stipend. Any additional travel costs are the responsibility of the playwright.
  • Playwrights may submit only one play. 
  • Only plays requiring 5 or fewer actors are eligible. 
  • Submissions must not have received a professional production or publication before August of 2022. Plays that have received previous workshops or readings are eligible.
  • We are looking for full-length play submissions. No one-acts or musicals.
  • Playwrights may submit up to 20 pages of one full-length play. You are welcome to submit any 20 pages from your play. If context is required for the sample you submit, you’re welcome to include a brief bit of context (no more than one page) at the beginning of the sample.
  • We will select a small group of finalists by late February, 2022. If selected as a finalist, you will have one week within which to send us the full script of your play.
  • Only the first 100 submissions will be considered, so early submissions are encouraged.
  • There is no fee to submit. 
Submission Materials:
  • Playwright’s contact information
  • A sample of up to 20 pages of your chosen play. Please include a character breakdown.
  • Playwright’s bio and/or resume
  • A brief statement (200 words or less) on how your play fits into the theme of the festival

The Robert J. Pickering / J.R. Colbeck Award for Playwriting Excellence

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Deadline: December 31, 2021
Coldwater, Michigan

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. In 2020, the award was renamed to also honor longtime BCCT member and Pickering director, J.R. Colbeck. $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

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

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Finstrom Festival of New Works seeks never-produced full-length plays.

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Deadline: November 8, 2021

Facebook: Zoetic Stage - Instagram: @Zoeticstagemia

In a single email to literary@zoeticstage.org, please send one pdf copy of the play that includes your name, play title, play synopsis, address, email, phone number, and agent information (if applicable). In the subject line, type "Festival Submission - Your Name."

- Opportunity being offered: Three to five finalists will have their plays workshopped and presented as staged readings during the 2nd annual Zoetic Stage Finstrom Festival.Each playwright will receive a stipend of $500, transportation to Miami, and a hotel room for the duration of the workshop.

Playwrights outside of Florida must be represented by an agent.

Playwrights are limited to one submission each. 

You will be notified within days of submitting your script that we have received it. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2022.

Nashville Repertory Theatre Ingram New Works Lab

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Deadline: October 26, 2021 11:59PM Central Time

APPLY NOW AT: nashvillerep.org/ingramnewworksapplication

Nashville Rep is now accepting applications for the Ingram New Works Lab. The Ingram New Works Lab is a generative residency and artistic home-away-from-home for playwrights to create and develop a new play while in residence at Nashville Rep.

Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft. The Ingram Works Lab does not develop plays that have already received substantial developmental support or production. Lab playwrights commit to all dates including meetings in Nashville and participation in the New Works Festival as a featured playwright.

Nashville Rep will provide the playwrights-in-residence:
  • A season-long script development lab that meets in Nashville
  • Travel, Housing, and some meals provided for all Lab meetings in Nashville
  • An artist-led development process designed to support the playwright
  • Access to professional actors and directors
  • Access to professional marketing and audience development resources
  • A staged reading presented as part of the Ingram New Works Festival
All participating Lab playwrights must be available for all dates:
Lab Dates: February 26-27, May 14-15 July 17-24, 2022
Ingram New Works Festival: October 28 – November 4, 2022


All applications must include the following material:
  • A Project Proposal. Please include a description of the project, a description of any work you have already begun on the project, and your objectives for working on this play at the Ingram New Works Lab
  • A Resume
  • A full-length play

There is no submission fee.
Deadline October 26, 2021 11:59PM Central Time
Apply now at nashvillerep.org/ingramnewworksapplication

Additional questions can be sent to Nate Eppler, Director of the Ingram New Works Project, at nate@nashvillerep.org

Monday, October 4, 2021

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

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.

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival will be held on the beautiful River Campus Arts Center at the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University from June 13-18, 2022.

See 2021 Selections

Full Length Submissions

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of primarily (or exclusively) characters in their teens and twenties.
  • A mid- to large-sized cast (i.e., at least five actors, preferably at least ten).
  • 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.

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 June of 2022. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the top 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 2022-2023 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.

SUBMIT A FULL-LENGTH PLAY

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.
  • 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 full 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 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.
Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.

SUBMIT A SHORT PLAY

Questions

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

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Musicals Now Festival

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Deadline: September 30, 2021 midnight EDT

Piper Theatre Productions yearly festival, Musicals Now is seeking submissions. Our first season, Prospect Hill, featured a new queer musical by Mark A. Galinovsky and Lily Ali-Oschatz.

One show will be selected to be the outdoor main stage show of our July 2022 summer season. We are currently looking for submissions.

One musical will be selected for production.

$3000 honorarium will go to Songwriter / Book Writer team or individual.

One play will be selected for second placement and if the winning play cannot be performed then an offer to the second spot. An honorarium of $300 will be awarded to the second place winner.

What we’re looking for...

The Musicals Now Festival is about development. Selected artists are expected to be part of the team; meeting with director and designers, attending casting sessions and rehearsals, and speaking with our summer youth education members about what it takes to put on a new musical.

We’re looking for vital and urgent stories to share, artists with great passion, and characters that touch hearts and challenge minds.

We’re seeking storytellers & musicians from all walks of life, all racial backgrounds, identities, neurodiversities, sexualities, ages. This festival strives to be open to all and aims to represent Brooklyn.

We’re particularly keen on projects that use strong elements of Physical Theatre that adhere to Jerzy Grotowksi’s Ten Principals as taken from the book 'Towards a Poor Theatre' by Grotowski pages 211 - 218.

Things to Consider...

Productions are budgeted at $35,000 which includes: six performances, a small band, professional sound with lavaliers, a director, a three week rehearsal schedule, full technical and design support.

Piper has worked under Equity Showcase Contract in the past. We’re not sure if Equity Showcases will be permitted next year as they weren’t this year.

We’re an outdoor theatre company situated in Washington Park, Park Slope at the Old Stone House in front of a reconstructed Dutch Farmhouse which interprets the first Battle of the American Revolution. All performances are performed against its stone backdrop. Make your play revolutionary! It’s a unique and special place.

Design Realities at Piper…

Sets: We usually use levels and set pieces to tell our stories. Shows with heavy set requirements aren’t our bag. We want to put our funds into people first and don’t want to see a huge set put in a dumpster at the end of a season.

Lighting: Our shows start at 8:00 pm and it doesn’t get terribly dark till 9:00 pm, so lighting is rather limited for the first hour. Clean blackouts for the start of our plays can’t happen. Please consider transitions for that first hour.

Costumes: Solid 20 year Costume stock collection.

Sound: This is our biggest production cost. We use lavaliers / professional rented sound system. Our bands are usually no more than four or five musicians.

Before submitting your play, please carefully read the following eligibility, terms & conditions, and entry requirements. To be eligible plays must

Eligibility

1) Playwrights must be over the age of 18.

2) Be at least 90 minutes in length. And no more than 120 minutes. Our shows cannot go past 10:00 pm

3) Not have been previously produced at a production level - previous readings and workshops are okay.


Terms and Conditions

1) Due to the large volume of entries, Musicals Now is unable to give feedback.

2) Plays submitted may be original ideas or adaptations from other forms providing that permission to adapt the material has been obtained from the copyright holder. The rights for all material in the work must be secured by the playwright prior to entry including any songs, poems or quotes.

3) A limit of one entry per Artist.

4) Artists will retain copyright of their works. Piper will not hold further rights to any productions outside of July 2022 performances. We do request that future publications of your work will cite Piper’s role in the play’s development.


Entry Requirements

To submit your entry, please send the following information to FILM FREEWAY

https://filmfreeway.com/PiperTheatreProductions


1. Your full name, a bio, address, phone number and confirmation that you are over the age of 18. If more than one person is submitting, please give both names.

2. Attach a PDF version of your play with online LINKS to at least 6 of your songs. Please don’t ask us to download songs.

3. Attach a separate PDF with a one paragraph synopsis of your play & a character breakdown.

Questions: Please contact john@pipertheatre.org

Due Dates

Submissions are due midnight (NYC, EST) Friday September 30th, 2021.

The winner(s) will be announced December 2021.

2021 Fair Play Initiative Commission

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Deadline: September 27, 2021 11:59 PM

Theatre Lab, the professional resident company of Florida Atlantic University (FAU), is now accepting applications for The 2021 Fair Play Initiative: a commission and development program for LGBTQ+ plays and stories. 

Through generous support from Our Fund Foundation, The 2021 Fair Play Initiative will provide a commission for a new full-length stage play highlighting the stories and issues of the LGBTQ+ community. The commissioned play will receive an in-person, week-long development process culminating in a publicly presented staged reading at Theatre Lab during the 2022 New Play Festival (January 7-9, 2022).

Theatre Lab invites interested playwrights to submit proposals for a commissioned work. Applications are open from September 14, 2021 through 11:59pm on September 27, 2021. Interested playwrights should email a bio (200 words or less), a brief summary of their proposed play (200 words or less), and 3 pages of sample work to theatrelab@fau.edu using the subject line: 2021 FPI STAGE APP.

After reviewing the applications, Theatre Lab will select one playwright to receive the commission no later than October 10, 2021. The playwright will receive an initial stipend of $2000 to begin work with an additional $2000 payable upon completion of the public reading. Selected candidates will demonstrate a lengthy history of supporting and engaging with the LGBTQ+ community and a deep understanding of the issues, stories, and concerns within the community.

The initial drafting process will be completed by November 20. The play will then be scheduled for a week-long development process, receiving no less than 15 hours of rehearsal before a reading for an audience. The playwright will be present for the entire rehearsal process, the reading, and take part in a post-show discussion with the audience about the play and the process. Theatre Lab will then retain “right of first refusal” for a world premiere production during or before the 2023-24 season.

Although not a requirement, Theatre Lab is particularly interested in stories based on or inspired by important events in LGBTQ history. Playwrights who reside in Florida - particularly those in South Florida - are strongly encouraged to submit. If you have any questions please email theatrelab@fau.edu. No phone calls please.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Eccentric Bear is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming staged reading series: The New Play Cafe

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Deadline: September 30, 2021

Staged in local coffee shops throughout the five boroughs, New Play Cafe creates a cozy, come-as-you-are platform for playwrights in NYC and beyond. This round, we're looking for unproduced plays written in the past few years. So if you're an inexperienced writer with a big idea or a seasoned writer who just wants to try something new, we'd love to hear from you!

We are currently looking for unproduced plays written within the last three years (2019 or later). We will not consider plays about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plays should require no more than five actors. Solo plays will be considered.

Playwrights may submit up to two works for consideration. We will only be selecting one play per playwright.

Plays must be no more than 90 minutes in length.

Plays will be read throughout October/November/December (dates TBD). Each selected work will receive one performance.

Each piece will receive up to two 4 hour rehearsal periods prior to their performance date.

Actors will be cast once play selection has been finalized. Please indicate in your submission if there are specific casting requirements.

Writers are welcome to submit works in progress, however all plays will be read as received with no edits accepted between submission and performance.

Playwrights do not need to be local to NYC nor are they required to attend any performance of their work.

EBTC will make available to playwrights (upon request) any photos, media mentions, reviews, or any materials used to publicize their work.

Playwrights will receive a $25 stipend for use of their work.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Cape Cod Theater Project 2022

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Deadline: September 30, 2021

Applications for our 2022 Summer Season will be accepted September 1 through September 30, 2021.

Please use this form

Playwrights may send one play per season for consideration. The proposed play must still be in development and cannot have received a professional production, or a production that has been reviewed, prior to August 2022.

To apply, please attach a PDF of the script to the form.

Please label the document using your first and last name as well as the play’s title. For example: janesmithplaytitle.pdf

In addition, please include on the form a short biography and a brief artistic statement on how you propose to use your development time at CCTP.

As we rely on the generosity of our donors for housing, we usually limit our cast sizes to no more than six actors, though there have been exceptions. To answer a frequently asked question, we do develop musicals and have done so in the past. If your play is selected, your play will have a 20-25 hour developmental rehearsal process followed by 2 or 3 public readings with talkbacks.

As of November 1, 2011, we no longer review hard copies of scripts sent by mail.

The CCTP staff does not provide feedback on any submitted materials.

We look forward to reading your work. Again, here is the form.

Any questions? Please contact capecodlit@gmail.com

Saturday, September 18, 2021

THE SAUK CALL FOR 'PLAYS-IN-DEVELOPMENT' SCRIPTS

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Deadline:  October 1, 2021 5PM EDT
Jonesville Michigan

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's Community Theatre, located in Jonesville, Michigan is seeking entries to consider for our eighth annual Plays-In-Development in 2022. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). It is understood (and expected) that changes will be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

The selected plays will first go through notes with the artistic director. A show-specific director will then be assigned. The director will work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in mid-June with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings. It is expected that the selected playwrights will be involved in the process and be in attendance for final rehearsals and the public reading in Jonesville, MI.

Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place July 1 and 2, 2022. Playwrights will be on site the week leading up to the readings. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide travel and lodging.

The goal of Plays-in-Development is to help playwrights improve plays that have yet to be produced. By working with a director and actors, the playwright can learn vital information about their work. After the public readings, playwrights are able to participate in a talkback with the audience. We want playwrights to leave the experience with positive and constructive feedback to improve their plays.

Please e-mail a draft copy of the script, a one paragraph plot description and playwright's contact information to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukpid@gmail.com. Playwrights may submit up to three scripts. We are NOT looking for scripts intended to be performed online. Scripts with strong roles for teens are encouraged! Any script received prior to September 17, 2021 at noon must be resubmitted.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. (EDT) on Friday, October 1, 2021.

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. The selected plays will be announced on or before December 3, 2021.

To view our 2020 Plays-in-Development online readings and learn more about past Plays-in-Development, visit www.thesauk.org/pid.html.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Adirondack Theater Festival

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Deadline: October 1, 2021

ATF produces new scripts of the highest caliber throughout each season. To help fulfill this mission, we welcome the opportunity to read submissions from skilled playwrights who feel their work would be a good fit at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

This new policy is to help us manage the large volume of submissions we receive and ensure that your play is heavily considered during the fall season selection period.

If you are interested in submitting your play to be considered for future seasons at ATF, please send the following via email to Literary@ATFestival.org:
  • Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted)
  • Brief (3-5 sentence) synopsis of the play
  • Production history—including any readings, workshop or full productions the play has received thus far
  • Professional playwright resume or bio
Please note: all submissions MUST be sent electronically. 

Unpublished full-length plays and musicals only. 

Plays submitted via email can be sent either by the playwright or by a literary agent on the playwright’s behalf. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, please allow a few weeks for a response acknowledging receipt of your script.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sable Network TV New Streaming App Presents Royalty Playwrights Pen Live Stream Festival

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Deadline: September 20, 2021

Send via email to royalplaywrights@gmail.com

Celebrating Playwrights with honor and esteem
Date : Saturday October 30th, 2021
Premiering Live on Sable network t.v

Staged Reading of new innovative works, featuring selected Scenes that will be performed from the writers script. 

The staged reading / festival will select 7 playwrights whose work will be featured. All 7 playwrights also will be honored at the festival's v.i.p. reception.

Selected Playwrights will receive Full Staged production for the in person festival, April 2022 in addition to the Kick off Live Stream Staged Reading event October 30th, 2021.

Seeking new and emerging diverse playwrights the opportunity to see their work produced. Seeking Full length , 1 Acts, 10 minute shorts Dramatic, Comedic, Dramedy works only. LGBTA welcomed. 

If selected to participate in festival $140 requirement.

NO CHARGE to submit Work Samples.

We will provide the following,

1. Streaming Platform Sable network t.v on National and select international streaming app now available on ROKU, Apple T.V and Amazon Fire stick , Google Play
2. Actors, Actresses, Stage Managers, Directors, Press and media for the playwright, select footage of festival, standard playwrights program booklet , legit credit
3. In Person festival in Manhattan NYC April 2022

Deadline to Submit is Tuesday September 15, 2021 

Submit Samples only with contact number and email.

Audiences will have access to Watch the event Upon getting the 7 Day Free Trial , 1 week before the event Date October 30th, 2021

Festival full length production April 2022 will be held at legit theatre venue in Manhattan NYC!

https://sablenetwork.tv/pages/sntvlanding?action=show&controller=storefront%2Fpages&id=sntvlanding

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Playwrights First Best New Play Award

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Deadline: September 15, 2021

The Playwrights First Best New Play Award for the 2021-2022 season
will be announced on the Award Recipients page in Fall 2022.
Awardee and finalist playwrights will be notified by letter.

​Thank you for your interest and submission!


One, single full-length play per playwright in English from anywhere in the world.

Not produced full scale prior to submission. Readings, workshops, and college productions are acceptable.

No joint authorships, adaptations, translations, musicals, or shorts.​


​Award: $1,000 first place.
Award listing of playwright and play title on our website.
Professional reading in NYC when feasible.


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1.
Complete and submit online application form
Link to Online Application Form: CLICK HERE!
Note: You do not need a Google account to submit this form.

STEP 2.
In one email provide the following three documents described below (A,B & C), each as separate files/attachments to:
Playwrightsfirst1st@gmail.com
Note: This address is for submissions only.

Paper copies will not be accepted. PDF format ONLY.

PLEASE, BE SURE TO USE THE CORRECT NAMING CONVENTION FOR EACH FILE (follow examples below). SUBMISSION NOT FOLLOWING OUR REQUESTED NAMING CONVENTIONS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. 

Each file MUST begin with your name. Please leave one space after your last name -- do NOT use a dot, a dash, an underline. Please do NOT abbreviate the name of your play. Please do NOT use your first name. Please do not use your initials. We appreciate your attention to this detail as it helps our staff stay organized.

A.) Playscript in PDF format. The play should Follow standard playwrighting convention and include a cover page, a character list/breakdown, page count, wtc. Please, name your file like this:
Your Last name TITLE OF PLAY.pdf (Example: Shakespeare TWELFTH NIGHT.pdf)

Note: The TITLE of the play is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

B.) Playwright/Production Resume, CV, or Narrative Biography in PDF format. Name your file like this:
Your Last name RESUME, pdf (Example: Shakespeare RESUME.pdf)Note: RESUME is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

C.) Brief Summary of play in PDF format. Please include your full name and the full titles of your play with the synopsis. Name your file like this:
Your Last Name SUMMARY.pdf (Example: Shakespeare SUMMARY.pdf)Note: SUMMARY is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Thursday, September 2, 2021

“Take Flight” Festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

NOTE: In spite of their stated deadline of November 1, they ended their call for submissions recently.  NYCPlaywrights does not agree with the practice of failing to honor a stated deadline and apologizes for the inconvenience, although unfortunately we do not have any say in the matter.

Full-length OR one-act plays in any genre: comedy, drama, multimedia, etc.. Musicals will not be accepted at this time.

Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and plays that have received more than two full-scale, professional productions prior to submission are not eligible.
  • Plays with casts larger than 8 people and unfinished works or drafts will not be considered at this time.
  • Plays that have had workshops, readings or non-professional productions will be accepted.
  • Electronic submissions only please.
  • Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.
  • Eligible play may be produced either virtually online or live onstage. 
  • Please include the following information in one attached PDF file, not in the body of your email. 
  • Please do not attach multiple files. 
Complete submission packages must include:

Your contact information; Your playwriting resume; Title of the play; Character breakdown and description including total number of characters; Time and place of the play; Synopsis (no longer than 1 page); a concise paragraph describing the development history of the play you are submitting (if any), and the full script.

Incomplete submission packages will not be considered.

Email your complete submission package to

DragonflyTheatreChicago@gmail.com by November 1, 2021.

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Initiative

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Deadline: September 8, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

WHAT IS THE EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE?

The Strides Collective offers a special opportunity for emerging playwrights to have a chance to have their scripts edited, workshopped, and performed. These programs can take the form of full residencies, which culminate in some sort of final produced element, or workshops, which are strictly developmental processes with no final audience-facing production.

To us, Emerging Playwrights are those who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise. Wherever you’re young in your playwrighting career or seeking a change of direction in your life, we’d be happy to consider your work!

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO SUBMIT?

Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. The following qualifications must also be met:

You must be 18+ to submit.
Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.
Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.
Plays should call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

Plays must be aligned with The Strides Collective’s mission.

WHAT’S THE PROCESS LIKE?

Our Emerging Playwrights Initiative looks to serve finished – but not final – drafts. Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts, an intimate community space of playwrights, the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by local actors, and the possibility of further development beyond the residency’s timeline with The Strides Collective. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?

A PDF of a 20-page selection of your full script
A separate PDF of the full draft of the script
A short artistic statement about yourself and your play
Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file names (i.e. LastName_PlayTitle.pdf)

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Three Rivers Theatre Company seeks faith based and/or family friendly plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2021
    Three Rivers Theatre Company, a non-profit community theatre, based in East Tennessee, has launched a somewhat different kind of playwrighting contest. It is one in which they are looking for faith-based or family-friendly plays.

  • Each playwright may only submit one (1) play for consideration.
  • All entries should be original, unpublished and previously unproduced material.
  • We are ONLY asking for faith-based and/or family-friendly dramas or comedies to be submitted.
  • Submissions should be properly formatted, full-length plays with an approximate running time of no more than two (2) hours.
  • Musicals will not be considered at this time.
  • A unit set is preferred (the entire play takes place in one location with minimal set changes).
  • Please limit the number of characters to eight (8) or less.
  • Number all pages of the script.
  • Scripts should be securely bound or stapled in the upper, left-hand corner.
  • Two (2) copies of the script must be submitted by U. S. mail ONLY (no digital entries will be considered.)
  • All entries must be postmarked by August 31, 2021.
  • Winners will be notified on or before October 15, 2021.
  • Be sure to include your contact information on the title page of the script (including name, telephone number, email and mailing addresses).
  • On the first page following the title page, please provide a one paragraph synopsis of the play followed by a list of all characters, with a brief character description.
  • Scripts will not be returned.
  • Submissions will be narrowed down to no more than ten (10) entries by the Three Rivers Theatre Company staff, with the final winners being selected by a committee of judges consisting of theatre and other professionals who possess a strong passion for playwrighting and original works. (A complete list of judges will be posted on or before July 1, 2021.)
  • There is no entry fee.
Mail hard copy submissions to:
Three Rivers Theatre Company
820 Trenton Street
Harriman TN 37748

THE HENLEY ROSE PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION FOR WOMEN 2021

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

The first 250 submissions to be received between 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 photo copy 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 future 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, 2022. The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of May, 2022, 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. Information on the Henley Rose Staged Reading Series will be announced at a later date.

Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

GUIDELINES
  • Submissions must be completed, full-length or two-act plays. No one-acts, 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, 2021 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 photo copy 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, 2021. Should the submission cap be reached before August 31st, 2021, 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.

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