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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, January 23, 2020

New Light New Voices seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: February 15, 2020

2020-2021 submissions are NOW OPEN.
There is no entry fee. Please follow these submission guidelines:
  • Playwrights must be NYC-based.
  • This contest is restricted to un-produced plays written in the English language.
  • Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays. Translations, musicals, adaptations, screenplays, one-act plays, and children's plays are not accepted.
  • Playwrights may submit only one script per year.
  • Plays that have been professionally produced in NYC are not eligible.
  • Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.
  • Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission. NLTP will have right of first refusal once script has won.
  • Plays must be typed/word-processed and page-numbered.
  •  Plays must be submitted electronically. No hard copies, please.
New Light Theater Project reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

Electronic submissions for the New Light New Voices Award must be submitted no later than February 15, 2020. The submission window closes at midnight EST.

The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and a 2-3 sentence description of the play. Your play title with your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography must be submitted in a separate attachment.

Please send the script in PDF format with the title format: PLAY TITLE.pdf

Submit the electronic copy of your manuscript to:
NewLightNew VoicesAward@gmail.com with the subject line “NEW LIGHT NEW VOICES SUBMISSION: (title of your play)”

​Women, transgender and gender nonconforming artists, and artists of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

The winner will receive $1000, developmental support and a 4-week production run in the summer of 2021.

Please note: the award is contingent on the playwright's agreeing to the terms of the production agreement.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival

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Mine 4 God Productions is accepting plays for the 8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) held in downtown Columbus, Ohio from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 midnight. 

US citizens 18 years or older are eligible to submit up to two original works.

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  • Submit in MS Word format to columbusbtf@aol.com 
  • The length of plays wanted are One Act Plays (30 minutes)
  • Full-Length Plays (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Monologues (5 to 10 minutes) with a theme based on inclusion.
  • Plays submitted must be from the original playwright or have legal rights from the original playwright to submit and/or produce.  Plays that have been previously produced or published are eligible.
The playwright will have the opportunity to self-produce their one act plays and/or monologues or have M4GP provide the actors and director to present it at the festival.  The playwright is responsible to self-produce (cast/director, etc.) their full-length play if selected.

We will also select one act plays to present as readings that we will produce.

  • Submitters will be notified through email by March 30, 2020 (earlier if possible.)
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a larger work or work-in-progress.  
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 30 minutes, or more than 90 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 175-seat black box theater with a 36’ wide and 24’ deep, equipped with an ETC Express 24/48 light board, Mackie 1202, 12 Channel mic/line and a monitor system to the booth.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay) and the story line must involve people of color with 50% of the characters/actors being a person of color. Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.  The CBTF is a family friendly event.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned and playscripts will be deleted from our server after use. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, Mine 4 God Productions shall be named as “first produced” if first production of original works.
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted July 10-12, 2020 at The Columbus Performing Arts Center with at least three performances for the One Act plays selected (30 minutes) and two performances for the full-length plays (60 to 90 minutes) selected.
  • Playwrights who have plays selected (One-Act 30 minute) to be performed by CBTF actors are encouraged to attend at least one rehearsal and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance if available to attend.

 For direct submissions, please email the MS Word format files to: columbusbtf@aol.com with CBTF 2020 PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject heading. 

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Fifth Annual Women in Theater Festival

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Deadline: February 29, 2020

Seeking full-length pays

Submit in PDF format via Google Form at http://tiny.cc/tfnriz

Project Y Theatre is opening an application for their 5th Annual Women in Theatre Festival, which will take place June 2020 at The Gural Theatre, NYC.

Project Y is seeking productions of plays that are written by a female identifying playwright and that feature more than 50% female-identifying characters. An ideal play for the Festival is either:

  • A one person show, ready for a crowd
  • A new/developing work multi-character project that would be able to take advantage of a night in the space. 
  • A festival-ready show

Chosen productions will get a performance slot in A.R.T. New York’s Gural Theatre as part of the Women in Theatre Festival. This opportunity is ideal for director/playwright who want a no-risk opportunity to see and hear their work out loud in front of an audience, festival-ready shows, or one-person performances.

The Women in Theatre Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved.  www.witfestival.projectytheatre.org.

Project Y supplies the space, but you would need to supply everything else, including all production costs, professional stipends, etc.  Productions can be equity or non-equity, but it is up to you to apply to equity for the appropriate permission.

Playwrights should note that the Women in Theatre Festival is NYC based - there will be no housing provided by Project Y and productions must invite their own audience, although the production will be included on all Project Y advertising and outreach.

Project Y operates on a split box office agreement with festival artists.  We guarantee an audience capacity of at least sixty-five seats. Project Y will keep income from the first 15 full price tickets sold;  after that, all sales will be split 70% to artist/30% to Project Y. Tickets are normally set at an average of $20-$25 general admission, so that we can also set up discount codes to help push tickets.

There will be minimal tech time (90 minutes) and tech capabilities (rep plot lighting) for each show.  There can be no moving of lights or changing/adding to the plot during the festival. In other words, shows should be made with the “festival” aspect in mind. Running time of shows can be from 30 min through a full length production.  Project Y will supply a stage manager to help call the show, and a board operator for lights and sound.

Project Y will handle all box office and front of house staffing. Project Y will sell concessions before each show and during intermission when applicable.

To apply for the Women in Theatre Festival, playwright should send a script sample (a dramatic beat of no more than 20 pages) and/or a video clip of work (5 minutes), a resume, and a statement of intent via Google Form, at http://tiny.cc/tfnriz. To report problems with the form or to ask questions, please email info@projectytheatre. Applications not received via the Google Form will not be considered.

Deadline for submissions is Feb 29th, 2020.
Playwrights will be notified of their application status on March 28th, 2020.

For more information about previous festivals and about Project Y Theatre, please visit their website at https://www.projectytheatre.org/.

Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship 2020

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Deadline: February 2, 2020

Submit via Submittable

The Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship Program awards four early-career playwrights with nine months of resources, workshops and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals. Over the course of the season, Fellows develop a single new play. Monthly group meetings provide a collaborative, energizing space for writers to share and refine their work. One-on-one meetings with The Realm’s artistic staff support each writer’s specific artistic process. Fellows work with a director, design consultants, and actors over the course of two readings to see their work come to life. Professional development resources are also an integral part of the program and are tailored to the individual group of Writing Fellows. Mentor opportunities, meet-and-greets, and professional seminars are designed to shed light on the business of theatre, and empower the Fellows to be active, informed participants in their own careers. The culminating event of the program is our INK’D Festival, which features a public reading of each Fellow’s play.

Writing Fellows Receive

$3,000 Award

Internal reading

Public reading

Professional development activities

Access to Realm office resources

An occasional hug

What We’re Looking For

Above all, we look for dedicated early-career writers who crave a long-term, rigorous development process. We value intellectual curiosity, imagination and bravery. We love plays with evocative language, plays that contemplate big, unanswerable questions, that embrace the complexity of life, and demonstrate an understanding of the possibilities of dramatic storytelling. And of course, plays that are inherently theatrical—that could never be anything other than a play!

As a playwright-centric company hoping to help create the next generation of successful playwrights, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure that the playwrights and the stories we support fully reflect the diversity of the society we live in. As such, we encourage writers and stories with unique cultural perspectives, experiences and backgrounds.

Program Criteria

Playwrights must be able to attend meetings and readings in New York City approximately twice monthly from September 2020 through early June 2021.

Playwrights should identify as early-career.

Submitted script must be a full-length play, at a stage of development that would benefit from a nine-month developmental process.

Plays should have no commitments to other theaters that will limit their development with The Playwrights Realm.

Those enrolled in an academic program during the span of the fellowship are not eligible.

Plays which have had a production outside of an academic environment are not eligible.

Plays committed to another similar development process during the same period as the Writing Fellowship are not eligible.

Writing Fellows Application Components

Online application (short-answer questions)

Theatrical résumé

A complete draft of the play you wish to develop, with your name and play title on a cover page (PDF format)

Optional professional reference or letter of recommendation

Follow up questions may be sent at a later date (See detailed information on questions here)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Y.E.S. Festival 2020 seeks plays

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

Northern Kentucky University School of the Arts is calling for submissions for the 20th anniversary of our award-winning Year End Series Festival of New Plays - THE Y.E.S. FESTIVAL, running April 8-18, 2021.

Submissions will be accepted from Jan. 15 until June 1, 2020.

Two plays will be selected for performance in the festival.

The selected playwrights will each receive a cash prize of $400 and an expense-paid (travel and accommodations) visit to NKU to see their plays in production. Selected plays will receive a full production.

WHAT TO SUBMIT

  • Full-length plays and musicals are eligible. The author must fully own all rights.
  • No children’s theatre, one-acts, or reader’s theatre pieces will be considered.
  • Adaptations will only be considered if the adapted work is in the public domain.
  • Submissions may not have had a previous professional or university production.
  • In deciding what to submit, a writer should know the festival will be cast with undergraduate student actors. Submissions with larger casts are looked upon favorably in the selection process.
  • Scripts must be standard sized and legibly typed. Standard Dramatists Guild format is preferred.
  • Submissions (ONE per playwright) should include a one-page synopsis and a cast list with brief character descriptions.
  • For musicals, please also include libretto, a list of characters with vocal ranges, demo CD and samples of the score.
TO SUBMIT

Use the online form or print out and mail an entry form.


For additional information please contact:

Michael King, Co-Project Director
mking@nku.edu • (859) 572-5647

Corrie Danieley, Co-Project Director
danieleyc1@nku.edu • (859) 572-5451

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

JETFest 2021

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Deadline: April 30th, 2020

$15 non-refundable submission fee. This fee will be waived (with hard copy submissions  for members of the Dramatists Guild and submissions by legitimate literary agents (not lawyers/attorneys/friends).

ELIGIBILITY

JET encourages all playwrights over 18 to submit their work. JET's main stage programming is wide-ranging, but JETFest selections generally reflect issues of social conscience and human rights both in drama and comedy. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us at 248-788-2900.

Entry must be a full-length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2020. Maximum cast size of 10. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

ENTRIES ACCEPTED

Submissions will be accepted January 1, 2020 - April 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM. (checked by postmark or time stamp).

SCRIPTS

Hard Copy: Submit a copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and playwright biography. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

 Email: Attache a PDF file of your script, and a second PDF file that includes character list/descriptions, scene breakdown, brief synopsis, playwright bio, and contact information. Email to: C.Bremer@jettheatre.org by 11:59 pm, April 30, 2020.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt please attach a self addressed stamped postcard.

CONSENT

The playwright gives the JET Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talk backs. Finalists must acknowledge JET if/when the script is published

AWARDS

Each of the four finalists will receive a $250 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.

SELECTION PROCESS

Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are read by the entire committee who then select the finalists.

NOTIFICATION

Finalists will be notified no later than December 31, 2020.


SUBMIT TO

Mail:

JET Theatre
JETFest
1124 E. West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Email:

C.Bremer@jettheatre.org


QUESTIONS?

248.788.2900


INDEMNIFICATION

The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the JET Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize will award $3,000 and a stage reading to a promising emerging woman, trans, or non-binary playwright in honor of a new play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience.

The Prize is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and venture capitalist Patty Abramson. Plays must not have been produced, but a future professional production (outside of the DC metro region) may be scheduled.

For the purposes of this award, “Jewish” plays are plays in which Jewish identity, history, or culture plays a critical role: if you took it out, the play would change meaningfully.

The play may not have received a full professional production, though one may be scheduled at the time of submission. Readings and workshops are allowed.
  • The playwright must be a citizen or resident of the United States.
  • Plays must be full-length plays.
  • One-act plays and plays for children are not eligible.
  • Musicals are not eligible for the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize.
  • Translations are not eligible.
  • Adaptations are eligible provided they diverge substantially from the source material.'
Eligible playwrights must not have had more than two productions at LORT or off-Broadway theaters (multiple productions of the same play will be counted) but may have been produced at other professional theaters. Submitted plays will be read by a committee of Theater J staff and collaborators. A winner will be announced in the fall of 2020.

You will receive an email confirmation that your script was received within ten days of submitting. All playwrights will receive a form letter with notification prior to award announcements in fall of 2020.

For the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize ($3,000), we ask that you come to DC (travel and accommodations to be paid for by Theater J) and accept the award in person at Theater J, and simultaneously participate in a professional reading of the play. In accepting the Prize, we require that you agree to acknowledge the prize in future publications of the script. The winning play will be considered under exclusive option by Theater J for full production in the DC metropolitan region for the next two seasons.

 Playwrights may submit one sample of ten consecutive pages, a one-page synopsis, and a bio or resume. Please only send 10 pages; do not send a full script with a note telling us where your favorite 10 pages are. All documents must have your name, contact information, and the title of the script on them. If your script is advanced to the second phase of the Prize adjudication, you will receive an email asking for a full script. We accept electronic files only (either Adobe Reader (.pdf) file formats or Microsoft Word (.doc)).

Playwrights may submit plays directly to Theater J at LitOffice@theaterj.org

More info in the FAQs

Monday, January 13, 2020

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

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August 10 - September 6, Theatre One at Theatre Row

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59PM EST on Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

After paying the $25 Reader Fee, PLEASE submit your script immediately. Any script received AFTER 11:59 PM on the deadline date will be returned.


 This fee does not apply to members of the Dramatists Guild with proof of active membership.

All submissions must be made through www.broadwayboundfestival.com/submit. Late applications, applications mailed via the postal serve, e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted – no exceptions will be made.

FINALIST INTERVIEWS: End of March, 2020. Finalists will be interviewed by the Festival General Manager, via telephone/FaceTime/Skype.

PARTICIPANT INVITATION: Final acceptance offers will be made on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

CONTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION FEE DUE: 12PM (Noon) EST on Sunday, April 5, 2020. If invited to participate, your contract and non-refundable participation fee is due no later than 12PM (Noon) EST. If you miss this deadline, your spot will be offered to another finalist.

- No musicals or performance art pieces will be accepted.

- Performances must run 60-90 minutes, with no intermission. Scripts submitted may not run under 45 pages or over 80 pages in length.

- Scripts should follow standard format. Improperly formatted scripts will be automatically returned. If you have any concerns over script formatting, please visit the following links:
http://broadwayeducators.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Sample_Format_Page.pdf

- Only 20 plays will be accepted into the 2020 festival. You may submit up to two scripts per season. Only one script will be selected per playwright.

- Only unproduced works are eligible to participate in BBTF 2020. Shows that have had readings or been workshopped ARE eligible. Shows that have sold tickets to performances ARE NOT eligible.

- All participants are fully responsible for producing their own plays. This includes covering the costs of production (e.g. rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, etc.) and operation.

- BBTF will not accept applications filed by anyone other than the playwright themselves (barring legitimate medical reasons explained on the application).

- Playwrights submitting to BBTF are expected to play an active role in the production of their script, such is the spirit of the experience. Productions that have been found to have been handed off to an independent contractor will be subject to cancellation.

- Applicants may not act in or direct their own shows. This includes solo shows. We expect the energy of our participants to be solely focused on the BBTF playwriting/producing experience.

- BBTF participants may not stage any other productions of the accepted play (in part, or in its entirety) in the tri-state area during or up to 12 weeks prior to or post the BBTF opening and closing dates, August 10 - September 6, 2020. This includes productions that decide to participate and later withdraw from BBTF 2020 prior to the festival's commencement.

- International playwrights are welcome to submit to BBTF using the same blind submission process as any other applicant. We strongly suggest international applicants enlist a NYC-based co-producer to help with the marketing, housing, and financing that go hand in hand with producing in NYC.

- Playwrights who receive a “conditional acceptance” are expected to take a second look at their play through the lens of our critique and perform the necessary rewrites to meet the BBTF standard for staging.

- By submitting an Application and choosing to participate in the Festival, applicant acknowledges and agrees that if applicant if selected as a Participant, applicant will not disclose to any person or third party the fact that applicant was selected until notified by BBTF that such disclosure is permitted.

- Applicants understand that BBTF is a professional environment and we hold our participants to a professional standard from commencement. We expect open communication during the rehearsal process so that by your performance dates, you can confidently present a quality finished production, completely off-book, and in adherence to to BBTF festival rules.

Critiques, Fees and Further Production
BBTF takes pride that:
- A blind submission process allows for the selection of the highest caliber of writing. This means that all selections are based on the merits of the submission and does not allow the process not be lead (whether consciously or unconsciously) by the expectations inspired by the author's institutional affiliation, reputation (or lack thereof), gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, age, sexual preference or orientation.
- All submissions are read in full by the Festival Director and at least one other professional playwright.
- Upon completion of the decision-making process, BBTF will email you a critique of your script, which should help you understand the reason your play was or was not selected to participate in the festival. Our critiques provide professional feedback of your work.
- We are most proud of the support we at BBTF give our playwrights. If your play is selected to participate in BBTF we promise to never put our stamp on it should it go on to be successful post festival. BBTF neither requires any acknowledgment of its festival in future productions, nor does it take a percentage of any future revenues or require the distribution of producer points, nor will it instigate negotiations for credit should any participating production be approached with financial interest during or after the festival.

- There is a one-time, non-refundable $1000 total participation fee, which includes everything stated in the contract.
- The BBTF participation fee covers three full performances in The Lion Theater in Theatre Row as well as all the tools we feel playwrights need to effectively and affordably produce and market their plays, including regular information packets, workshops, and a private Facebook forum.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sip and Play; A Series of Readings for Aspiring Artists in NYC

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Deadline: February 1, 2019

Mariah Sade Ralph & Love City Arts (New York City) is now accepting submissions for Sip and Play; A Series of Readings for Aspiring Artists in NYC. (Open to All)

Ten (10) short plays will be selected in Phase 1 of the Project and performed in two groups of five (5) over the course of two reading sessions in NYC (Winter 2019 - 2020). We will also consider five (5) full length plays for future reading sessions.

Since 2017, Love City Arts has served as an Arts Encouragement Platform dedicated 100% to Encouraging, Empowering and Equipping artists, creatives + all of humanity in NYC and beyond. Love City Arts has celebrated artists of all backgrounds and stages of development. Beginning this year, Sip and Play will serve as an opportunity for artists to chill, engage and enjoy their artistry through the art of play performance. The plays submitted are read blind by a committee and chosen for their alignment with Love City Arts’s mission and guidelines, as well as their unique perspective. All interested playwrights are encouraged to participate (remotely or in-person).

Plays must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • The submission deadline is February 1, 2019.
  • Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format. Submissions must accompany google form.
  • Complete a Google Form with contact and play information to receive an email address link to submit your play. Google Form is at  https://forms.gle/iR4rDGbh3dxqv2QE7.
  • Play Submission is FREE but no more than 2 submissions will be accepted. 
  • Plays will require no more than 8 actors.
  • Short Plays will run no more than 10 - 15 minutes. Full length and/or one-acts will run no more than 30 minutes - 1.5 hours. 
  • Plays will have a minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.
  • Plays must include a title sheet with Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with a brief description), and setting. (The title sheet will be removed for the reading committee so that submissions are blind.)  
  • Plays fall into whatever category the playwright deems appropriate. 
  • Preference will be given to NYC/NJ/CT based playwrights. However, all playwrights globally will be considered.
  • Plays align with Love City Arts’ mission: “Love City Arts seeks to create a community in digital and shared physical space. They believe in artistic, contemplative, and healing spaces. Their goal is to equip, empower and encourage artists from all walks of life.”  This means altruistic playwrights and/or a focus on diverse characters. 
  • The aesthetic of Love City Arts is to highlight the beauty and growth of the artistic community. Please submit your plays with this in mind.

Timeline for submissions:

Semi-finalists will be notified via email by the end of January 2020. All other applicants will be notified around the same time and will be invited to participate in the “Sip and Play” events with hopes of future engagement.

Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Reading/Production in Winter 2020 will be notified via email by the end of Febuary 2020.

All inquiries related to this post may be submitted to info@lovecityarts.org.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

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Submissions are now OPEN for the 2020 Main-Stage Festival

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 6 through 19 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues

Categories: Full length plays; One-Act Plays; Choreographed Dance pieces; Thematic new Solo Shows, comedic or Dramas; Musicals; Opera; Cabaret; Unimaginable . . . ? – Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes.

The CREATIVITY is yours; the OVERHEAD is ours. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council there are no application fees or participation fees required, and all productions earn a box office share.

We provide:

ADA and AEA approved performance venues
AEA approved venue insurance
Technical, Booth, & Front-of-house Staff
Repertory Lighting Plot & Sound system, with Video available
On-line, real-time ticketing service with audit trail
Glossy, full-color Festival brochures
Networking events & Marketing assistance for all shows
Optional co-production plans* for higher box-office shares
Deadline:  Monday, February 10th.

Click on the APPLY button below to go to the full Application Form. Please download a study copy so you can later complete the form in one online session (required). Note: Your planned production cannot have been produced before in the 15 months preceding the July Festival. If you are producing an Out-Of-Town show (25 miles from New York City) be prepared to submit local contracts, and accept one of our co-production plans.

Monday, January 6, 2020

Electric City Playhouse Murder Mystery Writing Contest

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

Electric City Playhouse (ECP) in Anderson South Carolina is accepting submissions for a playwriting contest.

Based on the popularity of the local work featured in “Life’s Stages” and audience demand for murder mysteries and holiday shows, ECP is combining multiple concepts into one for its very first Holiday Murder Mystery Writing Contest!

ECP is seeking full length, original plays. No one-acts or scenes, please. Eligible scripts may have had a reading or been workshopped, but may not have been fully produced or received any awards. The winning script will be produced as an ECP Plus show.

As the winning script will be staged between Thanksgiving and Christmas (exact dates TBD), a holiday theme, characters, or setting is required for the murder mystery. The holiday of choice is open to the writer’s preference (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and more, or a combination of holidays).

Submissions need to be typed in Times New Roman, 12-point font, double-spaced, pages numbered, and the script(s) fully proofread. All submissions must include a cover sheet with the show title and the writer’s name, address, email, and telephone number. Scripts will not be returned. ECP reserves the right to request any needed modifications to the winning script.

Writers may submit up to three scripts.

Preferred method of script submission is by email to ecpplaywriting@gmail.com.

Hard copies may also be dropped off at ECP, 514 N. Murray Avenue, Anderson, SC 29625 during regular office hours. Please call 864-224-4248 to verify hours.

The submission deadline is March 1, 2020.

The winner will be notified by April 30, 2020.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company Calls for Submissions

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Deadlines

The Best of Times -- Due February 5th, 2020
The Worst of Times -- Due May 12th, 2020
The Future - Due August 1st, 2020

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions of new works for future projects.

If you are submitting to:
Our short play festival “This Round’s On Us” (about 10 minutes) *info below

The Political Play series (Full Length about 90 min)
NOTE: We appreciate your interest. But due to the amount of submissions we have been receiving we will not be accepting FULL LENGTH and/or TV - STYLE scripts at this time. Until further notice. Thank you!

The TV-style project (Episodic sitcom sample script- 20-30 pages) for **The New Situation Company. We are interested in writers residing in New York, as the team will be meeting frequently during script development. If you do not live in the New York area but would like us to consider your work, feel free to send in your sample script, as we would like to feature guest writers in the project as well.

This Rounds On Us:
RETROSPECT: "The Best of Times, the Worst of Times, The Future"
SUBMISSION DEADLINES (subject to change)

The Best of Times -- Due February 5th, 2020
The Worst of Times -- Due May 12th, 2020
The Future - Due August 1st, 2020

RETROSPECT: The Best of Times
We have some success stories in history of the world. Explore one of them. Was it a success at the time or only in retrospect? Were they good for all or only some? Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.

RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times
We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented?  Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.

PROSPECT: The Future
Every era has a “future” style. A future outlook based on the present. What does “future” look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say “where is my flying car?” What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren’t (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!

To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonsubmissions@gmail.com Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.

NOTE: accepted plays are produced (including casting) by Nylon Fusion Theatre Company. Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals.
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Deadlines for “Political Play Series”
To be considered please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonLIT@gmail.com

Subject Line: Name of Play and Playwright.

We will contact you if your work matches what we’re looking for.
Thank you!

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company

Friday, January 3, 2020

HEAR HER CALL 2020

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DEADLINE 1/11/2020

PLAY SUBMISSION FORM

In March 2020, Conch Shell Productions - in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College - will present our second annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN’S THEATER FESTIVAL. The festival is a celebration of the unique, innovative voices of Caribbean American female playwrights and writers from across the nation.

"Hear Her Call" will create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of women whose ancestors or who they themselves immigrated to the Americas from any of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

We are accepting submissions of fully produced of one-acts,  readings of full-length plays, as well as poetry/monologues/etc.

We will only consider one submission per writer.

Please note, Conch Shell Productions will only provide script feedback to playwrights who opt for the script feedback service.

Featu one act play productions will be allotted 2-3 performance times.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: JANUARY 11, 2020 at 11:59pm.

“Hear Her Call” will take place March 4-March 7, 2020 (Performance times TBD).

Performance location: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College – 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica New York 11451

The festival will closing/award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

One-Act Plays

1. No submission fee required

2. Optional script feedback/analysis: This year, Conch Shell Production offers playwright the option to pay $40 to receive a detailed 2-page script analysis.

3. English language scripts with some text in other languages and/or dialects are acceptable.

4. Seeking new plays written by Caribbean American females that feature at least one Caribbean-American or Caribbean character, plus
a. inspires audiences to redefine their stereotypical views about American people of Caribbean heritage,  
AND/OR 
b. explores unique strategies for overcoming challenges, living an enriched life, finding joy, AND/OR inspiring change in society
5. We will be showcasing artist-produced one act plays.
a. The playwright (or indie theater company) is responsible for self-producing the fully produced play or reading (ex. engaging all performers and members of the production/creative team, assuming all production and marketing expenses, renting rehearsal space, etc.)  
b. The play must be original to the submitter, unpublished, complete, and not previously produced in NYC. No adaptations or works that involve third-party rights will be considered.
6. GENRES: Comedy, movement/language performance pieces, one-woman performance pieces, Theater for Young Audiences, magical realism, Afro Futurism, Non-linear storytelling, mystery, or a mixture of genres.

7. Participants should plan on minimal production value: No sets. Basic festival lighting design.   Minimal props/set pieces. QLab is available in the venue.

8. The festival is not being produced under the Equity festival code. Each producer is free to determine whether to do present their play as an Equity or non-Equity showcase.

9.  Plays must be in traditional script format with font size 12, all character names in all caps & aligned to the left, stage directions in italics (click here for example).

10. Only one submission per writer.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Teatro LATEA seeks full-length scripts

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Is looking for full length stage scripts by Afro-Latinx playwrights to produce a staged reading during the second week of January 2020 in honor of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

No fee to submit

The theater will produce the staged reading.

Only for New York City based playwrights.

Deadline: December 30th

To submit please email a PDF file to tatironderos@gmail.com

The playwright will be notified on January 3rd if their play was selected.

New, never produced plays are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Women Are Funny 2020 Prize

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

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

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

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

The Bridge Award 2020

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The Bridge Award was established with the purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize and an AITAF produced reading of the winning work. The 2020 final selecting judge will be David Henry Hwang.

In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This award offers a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.

Submissions for the 2020 Bridge Award will be from December 1, 2019 until February 1, 2020.

The Bridge Award was established with the purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize and an AITAF produced reading of the winning work. The 2020 final selecting judge will be David Henry Hwang.

In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This award offers a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.

Submissions Coordinator/Reader Committee Chair
Anna O’Donoghue

AITAF encourages first time playwrights to submit!
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The awarded playwright receives:
$10,000 prize.
An AITAF produced reading of the winning play, in NYC or on base (if the winning playwright is in active duty) with a professional director and cast.
A reception and feedback session following the reading.

Eligibility/Guidelines:

  • Author must currently serve or have served in the United States military. All selected finalists will be required to provide proof of service.
  • All submissions must be full-length, completed plays.
  • Musicals, screenplays, or one-act plays are ineligible.
  • All submissions must be unpublished.
  • The submitted play may not have received a professional, reviewed production.
  • The submitted play may address any subject matter or theme; military settings or content are not given any extra consideration.
  • Each author may submit one play per year; multiple submissions are not allowed.
  • Once a play has been submitted, no further revisions or new drafts may be entered during that judging cycle. Each submitted play is eligible for one re-submission (with or without revision) in a subsequent judging cycle.
  • Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.

Participation constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The AITAF Bridge Award Competition (“Competition”) is held by Arts in the Armed Forces, 220 36th Street, B520, Unit 21, Brooklyn, New York (“Host”).

PARTICIPATION DATES AND PROMOTION STRUCTURE: The Competition will open at 12:00:01 AM Eastern Standard Time on December 1, 2019 and ends on 11:59:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on February 1, 2020 (“Submission Period”). One (1) Winner will be selected from among all eligible submissions received during the Submission Period and announced on or approximately on April 15th, 2020.

ELIGIBILITY: The Competition is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are age 18 or over and currently serve or have previously served in the United States military at the time of entry. Individuals stationed on U.S. military bases overseas are eligible to enter. Employees, representatives, agents, officers, and directors of Host (including competition judges) and all its respective parents, subsidiaries, members, divisions, affiliates, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies (“Host and Promotion Parties”), and those individuals who are immediate family members of Host and Promotion Parties, or persons living in the same household as, or domiciled with, Host and Promotion Parties, are not eligible to participate in the Competition. “Immediate family” means parents, siblings, children and spouse. Void where prohibited. All federal, state, and local laws and regulations apply.

HOW TO ENTER: During the Submission Period, entrants must submit one (1) full-length, completed manuscript of a play meeting the submission requirements below to the following website: https://aitaf.org/the-bridge-award/. Entrants must submit the play as a single PDF file with the title in the following format: “Title of Play.PDF.” Each entrant must also submit at the time of entry a brief statement not exceeding 250 words describing the entrant’s current or prior military service, including dates of service, military branch, and foreign countries served in, if applicable. No other method of entry is accepted. Any entries submitted before or after the Submission Period will be disqualified. Limit one entry per person.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: To be considered as eligible, an entry:

  • Must be a full-length, completed play
  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, one act play, children’s play, adaptation, translation, or fan fiction play
  • Must be the entrant’s own original work and cannot be co-authored
  • Must be typed in the English language
  • Must not have been previously produced or published. (Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are permitted).
  • Must not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission
  • Must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party
  • All entries are considered final; once an entrant submits an entry, no further drafts or revisions to the entry are permitted. By submitting an entry, entrant warrants and represents that he/she consents to the submission and use of the entry in the Competition and to its use as otherwise set forth herein. Personal information gathered about entrants will be used solely for the administration of the Competition and will not be sold or distributed to third parties besides Host and Promotion Parties. Entries that do not meet the criteria above may be automatically disqualified. All decisions regarding the submission requirements are made by Host in its sole discretion and are final. Entries will not be returned.


WINNER SELECTION: Three (3) to five (5) Finalists and one (1) Winner will be selected from among all eligible entries. As this is a skill competition, the odds of winning depend on the number of entries received and the relative merit of the entrants as demonstrated through judging by Hosts’s representatives.

Judging for the Finalists and Winner will be conducted by a panel of independent, qualified professional readers designated by Host, with final decisions made by the panel chairperson. The Winning play will be selected by the Head Judge according to the Judge's assessment of the artistic craft demonstrated, the uniqueness of the author's voice, and the power of the play's themes. Plays containing military themes or content will not be afforded any special consideration during judging.

Finalists will be notified on or about April 15th, 2020. Host will set up an interview with each Finalist, which may be conducted in person or by phone, at the mutual convenience of Finalist and Host. One Winner will be selected by Host from among all Finalists. The Winner will be announced publicly on or approximately on May 1, 2020.

The Finalist selected by the Host to be the Winner will be notified in advance of the public announcement. In order to be awarded a prize and declared the Winner, a selected Finalist must pass a background check and sign and complete a General Release of Liability and Nondisclosure Agreement and return it to Host within 10 days of the date of receipt of the Grand Prize Winner notification. Host is not responsible for and shall not be liable for late, lost, misdirected, or unsuccessful efforts to deliver the notification to selected Finalists. If a selected Finalist is ineligible, fails to claim a prize, fails to successfully pass the background check, or fails to timely return the completed and executed General Release of Liability and Nondisclosure Agreement within 10 days of initial contact, the prize may be forfeited and awarded to an alternate Finalist. If the selected Finalist has moved to a different address, it is the sole responsibility of the selected Finalist to notify the Host or designated agent of the selected Finalist’s new address. Host is not responsible for any undeliverable prize deliveries due to change of address.

PRIZE: The Winner will receive: (a) a $10,000 prize; (b) a reading of the Winner’s play produced by Host with a professional director and cast, an award presentation, and a reception and feedback session. The reading of the winning play will take place in New York, NY unless the Winner is on active military duty, in which case Host may arrange for the reading to take place on the Winner’s military base, pending location. Active Duty Military personnel mucst be granted approval to receive the prize by their chain of command. No alternative prizes or substitution is permitted, except by Host in its sole discretion in the event of prize unavailability. Prizes are not transferable or convertible to cash. Winner is subject to verification. Taxes of any kind, including all federal, state, provincial and/or local taxes, are the sole responsibility of Winner. Winner will be issued an IRS 1099 form for all prizes above $600 USD, where applicable.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Neon Cactus Playhouse 2020 Playwrights Festival

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Neon Cactus Playhouse is currently accepting submissions of new one-act and full-length plays or musicals for the Blooming in the Desert New Play Festival, a showcase of staged readings June 15-24, 2020. The purpose of our event is to bring together strong theatrical voices, and to explore new scripts.

The new theater is looking for submissions that tell the story of the people of the LGBTQ community by the LGBTQ community. Selected scripts will be presented to the public as staged readings. The staged readings will have a director and cast assigned from our greater Phoenix theater community.

Submission period will be August 1 - December 31, 2019.

Entrants will be notified in January 2020 regarding their submission.

Submissions should be emailed to playwrights@neoncactusphx.com with "2020 Submission" in the subject line.

RULES OF ENTRY
• The contest is open to playwrights who identify as LGBTQ and is for new one-act or full-length plays or musicals.
• Plays submitted to the contest must not have been previously published or produced.
• Plays submitted which have had workshop productions or staged readings are eligible and encouraged.
• We are only accepting electronic submissions in Word or PDF format.
• No fee to submit.
• Musicals must send music through a cloud storage service, like Dropbox.

The script must be submitted, along with:
• A statement that the play will not have been published or professionally produced as of June 24, and that it is not under option for publication or professional production nor will it be under such option
• A list of the play's workshop productions, if any, and awards received, if any.
• A title page that includes the playwright's name, playwright's contact details, a brief synopsis of the play, and the character list with any important character details

Plays that do not meet the above requirements will not be considered.

The long-term goal of Neon Cactus is to grow to become a major force in the local community theater venue, and as a regional theater that serves audiences throughout the Valley and beyond. Neon Cactus Playhouse contributions will be a new, exciting and magical contribution to Phoenician Community Theater.

Neon Cactus mission strives to develop an inclusive environment for artists while creating immersive performances for theatergoers to deepen and enrich the theatrical experience.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

LVLT’s 2020 ANNUAL NEW WORKS COMPETITION

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1. All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.
2. Plays must have no more than 8 actors– doubling characters is allowed
3. The set must be simple or representational.
4. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.
5. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.
6. Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.
7. Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black Box in May plus $150
2nd prize = $75
3rd prize = $50
8. Contestants must sign a release form (application) to authorize production
9. Scripts cannot be returned
10. Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.
11. The winning author agrees to the production of his/her play with no royalty payment. The author also agrees to allow LVLT to videotape the production. LVLT cannot provide transportation, lodging or other compensation for the author to travel to Las Vegas for the production.
12. Members of LVLT’s board of directors may not submit for this competition
13. Submissions will be accepted through Dec 31, 2019. The winner will be announced no later than March 30, 2020.
14. Decision of the judges is final. Any disputes will be decided by the LVLT board of directors.
15. Only 2 submissions per person please.   If more than 2 submissions are received from an individual, only the first 2 received will be considered.
16. Each submission will be assigned a number and author’s names will not be provided on judge’s copies of the script to prevent any bias.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

2020 Human Rights New Works Festival


NOTE: THEY HAVE INFORMED US THEY ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS.

Beginning March 24, 2019, Red Mountain Theatre Company will be accepting submissions for plays and musicals for the 2020 Human Rights New Works Festival.

Submissions to the Festival must be original full-length work that prominently features at least one Human Rights issue, theme, or topic (no more than 2.5 hours in length; one-acts must be no shorter than 90 minutes). Human Rights topics include, but are not limited to: censorship/free speech, women’s rights, racial discrimination/injustice, genocide/war crimes, children’s rights, religious discrimination, immigration/refugees, criminal justice system/incarceration, poverty, LGBTQ rights.

If the work is based on, or an adaptation of, a pre-existing work (novel, movie, etc.), any and all underlying rights must be obtained and proof must be provided. The author(s) must be entitled to grant performance rights to the work. Any submission that does not adhere to these guidelines may not be considered.

Playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists, and agents will be asked to provide the following materials with their submissions:

  • Synopsis of the work (max 1 page) as a PDF file.
  • First 10 pages of the script/libretto (do not count title page, character description page, etc., as part of the 10 pages) as a PDF file.
  • For musicals, full demo recordings as individual, labeled .mp3 files in a Dropbox folder or Soundcloud playlist (must provide recordings of at least 6 songs from the show).
  • Bio and contact info for each creator of the work (playwright, composer, lyricist, bookwriter/librettist).
  • List of any attached artists, producers, or other parties.
  • For musicals, 1 sheet music sample of a song from the show as a PDF file.
  • Proof that any/ all underlying rights have been legally obtained for works based on, or adaptations of, a pre-existing work (novel, movie, etc.).

E-mail submission materials as attachments or Dropbox link to: matt@showshepherd.com.

Please do not call Red Mountain Theatre Company as we are not staffed to handle such inquiries. Upon receiving your complete submissions package, you will be contacted regarding ongoing details and logistics of the selection process. Thank you for your interest in the Human Rights Festival of New Works.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

THE MIRANDA FAMILY FOUNDATION: VOCES LATINX NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

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REQUIREMENTS
*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*

Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Playwrights may be Latinx or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with and accurately depicts the Latinx/Hispanic experience.
  • Original and un-produced.
  • Full length plays. (At least- 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Written in either Spanish or English.
  • Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • No screenplays, one-act plays, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • Absolutely no changes or resubmissions can be made once a script has been submitted.
  • Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
SELECTION PROCESS
  • Winners will be announced 7- 8 months after the deadline.
  • Each participant will be notified of the results by e-mail.
  • We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results.
PRIZES

Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script.

Grand Prize Winner: $3,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Must follow instructions and fully fill out the form to participate. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted. Do not send any other biographical information or reviews.

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Send all of this information and the requested materials via e-mail to aav@repertorio.org using the subject line “Latinx Voces: Title of –Your- Play”.

Send the following information within the body of the e-mail:
  • Your full name
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your cell phone number
  • Your mailing address (street address, city, state, zip code)
  • How did you hear about the competition?
  • 4-6 line synopsis
  • 4 -6 line description of how your play relates to the Latinx / Hispanic American community
Send the following as an attachment:

One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script – WITHOUT your name on it. (PDF ONLY)
Please OMIT your name from the script

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