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Saturday, January 15, 2022

The OC-centric New Play Festival Seeks New Play Submissions for 2022

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Deadline: January 24, 2022

Do you live in or hail from Orange County, CA? If so, you are eligible to submit your play to OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival, slated for August 2022 at Chapman University in Orange.

Now in its eleventh year, OC-centric presents fully staged productions of new plays, featuring actors from the OC storefront theater scene, the greater Los Angeles area, and Chapman University students.

Since 2011, we have produced new works from Diana Burbano, Lojo Simon, Megan Breen, Erica Bennett, Karen Fix Curry, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Joni Ravenna, Jordan R. Young, Robert Riemer and many other OC-linked playwrights.

For 2022, we are seeking one-act plays that are between 30 and 60 minutes long and full-length plays that are a maximum of 90 minutes long. We are especially interested in plays with music or songs (rather than plays distinctly written as musicals with choreography and scores).

Each play we produce will receive ten performances during the festival.

Script Submission Details
  • Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format.
  • Submissions accepted through Monday, January 24. Submissions after January 24 will not be considered.
  • No submission fee.
  • Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.
  • No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
  • Plays should have casts of 12 or less and be producible in a black box theatre space with playing area of approximately 20' x 25'.
  • Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays.
  • Produced and unproduced plays may be submitted.
  • The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).
  • Playwrights must either live in or hail from Orange County, CA.
Questions? Email us at: occentric@gmail.com

We look forward to reading your work!

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

Optik Theatre’s professional showcase for new and original theatre scripts and writers

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Deadline: January 31, 2022

Call out open for the March 2022 show at The Annexe Richmond upon Thames

General guidelines for submissions:
  • We are looking for original and unperformed scripts.
  • Final date for sending scripts to this round: Monday January 31 2022
  • Only one script per writer please!
  • We consider shorter plays and full length theatre scripts (we will perform an extract)
  • There are no specific guidelines regarding style or theme.
  • Scripts should aspire to full live production, with achievable cast and technical requirements.
Please send your script in PDF or Word format to mail@barryedwards.net

Looking forward to reading your work!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES

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Deadline: January 21, 2022 at 12 midnight

Troy Foundry Theatre (Troy, NY) is currently accepting submissions of new plays for the 2022 February sessions of the DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES, which is dedicated to the support and development of new playwrights and new work. The selected plays will be presented in staged reading format with the possibility of consideration for a full production. Please see below for details and submission directions.

2022 FEBRUARY SESSION: VISUAL ART AND THEATRE

We’re calling for submissions of new plays or devised pieces of work in which visual art is a central theme; this includes works having to do with the process of creating visual art, the world of visual art or having to do with the life and/or process of visual artists. We are only accepting submissions for works that have never been produced. 

Seeking scripts of any length.

Submissions for the FEBRUARY session will be accepted until 12am midnight on FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022. 

 The selected readings will take place in two sessions on Monday February 21 and Monday February 28, 2022 at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY with a full cast and director.


To submit your work email to tftsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: 2022_FEBDDM _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PLAY. 

Please include a short playwright’s bio, a production history of the piece, and a copy of the play in PDF or WORD doc format. 

Due to the large volume of plays we receive, you may only hear back from us if your play is selected for reading. To learn more about Troy Foundry Theatre visit www.troyfoundrytheatre.com.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Vivid Stage seeking full-length plays

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Deadline: March 31, 2022

Are you a playwright with an original new play? We’d love to read it! Your play could be selected for a reading in our “Meet the Artist” series in May. Or it might even end up on our mainstage!

SUBMISSIONS: We accept scripts from January 1 through March 31. Please DO NOT SUBMIT plays from April through November. Responses are made annually in late spring.

Also, please DO NOT SUBMIT BLIND COPIES of your script. Make sure your name and email address are on the script itself. We use your contact info in the script to reply to your submission. If you submit a blind copy, your script will not be considered.

Many thanks for sharing your time and talents.

Script Parameters
  • Full-length comedies or dramas (no musicals)
  • One script per writer
  • Cast size of no more than 9
  • Roles for women (if any) are realistic and substantial
  • Contemporary topics
  • Focus on “the human story”
  • Warmth and optimism

Please check spelling, punctuation and format

Review our mission for further information on what we’re seeking

Please note:

No teen or child casts
No historical or period pieces
No short plays (less than 60 minutes)
No musicals


Submit by e-mail: info@vividstage.org

OR

Mail printed script to:

Laura Ekstrand, Artistic Director
VIVID STAGE
Oakes Center
120 Morris Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your script mailed back to you.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Round the Bend Theatre (RTB) is accepting full-length scripts

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Deadline:  January 15th, 2022

RTB is currently accepting new full-length scripts from emerging and established Hudson Valley Playwrights (NYC to Albany) for developmental work spring, summer and fall of 2022.

We are open to plays of all genres. Selected plays will receive readings in various locations in the Hudson Valley beginning March 2022.

All submissions due by January 15th, 2022

Submit:
– Paragraph synopsis of play
– Character breakdown
– Ten pages of script
– What you want from a developmental reading (two sentences)

If the play is of interest and we feel RTB can give it a solid hearing, a full script will be requested by January 17th, No fee.

Submit by email to scripts@roundthebendtheatre.org

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre 2022 New Works Festival

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2022 New Works Festival April 29 – May 1, 2022.

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script attached as a PDF or Word document. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until January 10th, 2022. Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

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

Previous New Works Festival playwrights include Mando Alvarado, Gregory Bonsignore, Greg Kotis, Jenni Lamb, Gordon Leary & Julia Meinwald, Douglas Lyons & Creighton Irons, Daniel MacGregor, Alex Moggridge, Amber Palmer, Charlie Sohne & Tim Rosser, Abbie Spallen, Caridad Svich and Josh Wilder. For more information: https://flintrep.org/new-works-festival/

Flint Repertory Theatre accepts script submissions from agents and playwrights.

If you are interested in submitting your play or musical to be considered for future seasons or for the annual New Works Festival, please email the following to: Literary@FlintRep.org

Or mail to:
Attn: Literary Dept.
Flint Repertory Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

- Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted)
- Brief synopsis of the play
- Full Demo if a musical
- Production history (including any readings, workshops or full productions the play has received)
- Professional playwright resume or bio

Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow a few weeks for a response acknowledging receipt of your script. Flint Rep does not provide dramaturgical feedback.

Premiere the Play – the Podcast – submissions now open for 2023 season

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Deadline: January 17, 2022

“Premiere the Play” is a podcast featuring audio performances of new stage plays. The podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms. 

Guidelines:

· Our goal is to fill our season with diversity, so all topics, time periods, cultures, etc. are welcome.

· English, however, must be the main language.

· The play must be an unproduced STAGE play (not radio play, screen play, or zoom play).

· The play should run no less than 30 mins and no more than 2 hours.

· Maximum cast size of 6.

· No musicals... yet...

· All elements of the play must be in the public domain and not under copyright.

· Stage directions that provide essential information will be included in the final episode so they must be clean and clear.

· Only one play may be submitted per playwright for each submission call period.

The plays will be chosen on a BLIND BASIS: All identifying information about the playwright will be removed before the play is distributed to our Play Selection Committee, thus ensuring that the plays are chosen based on the work itself and not the gender, race, age, etc. of the playwright.

Once chosen, each play will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded. The recordings will only be used on the podcast and for promotional purposes. Playwrights will be compensated 4% of net profits from the episode of their play.

As a theatre company with youth programs, our goal is for at least 50% of the season to not include explicit language.

Submission Instructions:

To submit, email the following to submissions@deanproductionstheatre.com:

· The complete script (.pdf or .doc only, please) with the playwright’s identifying information only on the title page

· A full Character Breakdown

· A synopsis

· The playwright’s name, address, email address, and phone number (won’t be seen by the Selection Committee)

For more information, visit www.DeanProductionsTheatre.com and find the audio-only podcast, Premiere the Play, on your favorite podcast platform.

Friday, January 7, 2022

EST/SLOAN PROJECT PLAY SUBMISSIONS 2022

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Deadline:  January 15, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.

The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT.

COMMISSION AWARDS

Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Commissions are also available for regional theaters who wish to sponsor a local project focused on science and technology, either by commissioning a new script or developing an extant piece. Regional commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, ranging from $2,000 - $5,000.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology.

HARD SCIENCES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Mathematics
Physics (geological, nuclear, theoretical, etc.)
Biology (evolution, zoology, animal behavior, ecology, molecular, genetics, etc.)
Chemistry (industrial, biochemistry, etc.)
Neuroscience
Anthropology and Archaeology

TECHNOLOGY INCLUDES:

Computer Science
Software Development, Computer Development
Engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, vehicle design)
Space Research

AREAS NOT CONSIDERED FOR COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:

Science Fiction
Medical Conditions and/or Victims of Disease
Psychology and Human Behavior

Applications are Open

Submissions will be accepted through January 15, 2022, click the relevant button below to submit.

THE MIRANDA FAMILY ‘VOCES LATINX’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

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Deadline: February 1, 2022 

*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*

Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict 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
  • (2) Runners up at $500 each.

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.

Send all of this information and the requested materials via e-mail to aav@repertorio.org using the subject line “Voces Latinx: 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
  • Do NOT send other biographical information or reviews

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks full-length plays from veterans

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Deadline: July 3, 2022 

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a full-length play competition for playwrights
who meet one of the following criteria:
  • current or former US military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service, or intelligence service veteran
  • immediate family member of a current or former military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service or intelligence service veteran (“immediate family member” means: parents, siblings, children and spouse.)
Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to info@vetrep.org 

OR via the submission portal
on the VetRep website at: https://vetrep.org/submissions/

If emailing, submission must include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email.

Plays:
  • Must be a full-length, completed play; Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service
  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, one-act, 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
Playwrights may submit more than one play

Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than December 31, 2022. 
(Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are
providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline).

There is no participation or submission fee.
There is no guarantee that winners’ or finalists’ work will be produced by VetRep.

The competition winner:
  • Will receive a $10,000 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where Winner will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The second-place finalist:
  • Will receive a $7,500 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The third-place finalist:
  • Will receive a $5,000 grant.
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The fourth-place through tenth-place finalists:
  • Will receive feedback from panel of judges.
  • May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Resident Artists where finalists will have the opportunity to submit their plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.
  • Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

Founded in February 2021 in Cornwall, NY, Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is a creative
hub that brings talented veteran writers and professional New York-based artists under one roof
to create compelling live theater and events.

and updates.


Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival Submissions

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2022 New Works Festival April 29 – May 1, 2022.

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script attached as a PDF or Word document. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until January 10th, 2022. 

Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

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

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights 2022

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Deadline: May 1, 2022

Six plays are chosen from the submissions to be given public readings by Barter’s company.
The playwrights are given travel, housing, and a stipend for the week.

Each play will be given 6-8 hours of rehearsal time.  The directors are instructed to direct for clarity not effect.  Our goal for the reading is that script/story/relationships are illuminated.  These readings are about getting your story out there. 

After each reading, a panel made up of three regional theatre professionals will give a few thoughts on the piece with the AFPP director moderating the discussion.  After that, we engage with the audience for their comments so that playwrights can get feedback from three separate groups: artists, panelists, and audience. 

Playwrights have found this to be a very useful step in developing their plays, as well as a nice little vacation/writer’s retreat with a chance to meet other playwrights, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of Southwest Virginia! 

Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in a state that contains the Appalachian Mountain Range— which, for our purposes, run from New York to Alabama.)

OR

The plays must be set in the Appalachian region.
Plays must be unpublished and must not have had a full professional production.
Plays must be full length.
Plays must be submitted electronically.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2022

Please send play and a brief synopsis to: apfestival@bartertheatre.com

Monday, January 3, 2022

Obsidian Theater Festival 2022

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Deadline: January 17, 2022 
(applications accepted on a rolling basis)

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Obsidian, produced in the city of Detroit, by Detroiters, is a celebration of Black stories that will highlight the prolific work of emerging Black voices, focusing on the vast array of diverse experiences of those within the African diaspora in America.


MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Obsidian Theatre Festival to feature the work of exciting Black voices, and illuminate the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African diaspora in America.


PURPOSE STATEMENT
We will entertain, educate and provoke the thoughtful consideration of a broad theatrical audience, while normalizing the panoply of Black American culture.


SEEKING
The OBSIDIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL is seeking new plays by Black playwrights for its upcoming theatre festival: June 22-26, 2022.


SUBMISSION DETAILS
Please submit a play no shorter than 30 minutes.

Although we ask for a sample of 10-pages, this is not a 10-minute play festival. The rest of the play will be requested when the semi-finalists are announced.

Video Submissions will not be accepted.


LOCATION
Produced for live audiences and filmed in Detroit.


COMPENSATION
Selected playwrights will be paid a stipend of $250USD

Selected content will be staged, rehearsed, produced, filmed, and made available for viewing as part of a four day festival, June 22 - 26, 2022. Pieces will be presented for live theatre audiences, and as filmed stage productions.


FAQ

Question: Do you have to live in Detroit to participate / submit your play?
No

Question: What if my play has already had a reading or what if it has been produced somewhere else. Can I still submit it?

While we encourage new work we also support the developmental process. If your piece is in development, has had a reading, or been produced at smaller theatres then send it along.

Monday, December 27, 2021

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

Saturday, December 25, 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.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

The Growing Stage 11th Annual New Play-Reading Festival 2021-2022

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Deadline: December 31, 2021 Midnight EST

The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey is committed to expanding the canon of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) through our New Play-Reading Festival. This program provides a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished and unproduced work presented before a family audience by a cast consisting of both professional and amateur actors. Four finalists will be selected and one script will be presented as a fully mounted production in the Growing Stage’s 2022-2023 season.

2022 Festival Timeline:

Round 1: March 4th – 6th, 2022
Staged Play Reading
Post-Reading Talkback with Audience, Performers and Playwright (if present)
Printed Feedback provided by audience and artistic team
Private Video Recording of Reading (for playwright only)


Round 2 FINALISTS SHOWCASE: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Each finalist will present 20 minutes of selected scenes.
Written critique will be provided by our educational and artistic teams to each finalist.
Winner will be chosen.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Plays should be intended for young audiences through high school age.
  • Minimum performance length of approximately 45 minutes.
  • Musicals are eligible. Accepted submissions must include a sample recording of the music and lyrics. Please do not send a written score.
  • BIPOC plays and playwrights are encouraged.
  • Adaptations must include proof that permission has been granted from the author to adapt their work.
  • All scripts must be unpublished and not committed to publication.
  • No supporting materials accepted.
  • Two scripts maximum submission.
How to Apply

STEP 1:

To apply for our festival, please email: newplays@growingstage.com and provide the following details in the body of an email:
  • Play title
  • Brief synopsis
  • Approximate running time
  • Cast breakdown
  • Intended audience. (i.e. Elementary, Middle School, High School, Family)
  • Script aligns with The Growing Stage mission. (Insert link)
  • Development History (i.e. previous reading, production, etc.)
Note: Please do not submit your full script with initial inquiry.

Submission Deadline: Midnight, December 31, 2021

STEP 2:

If your initial submission is accepted for our festival, a full script will be requested. When submitting your full script, please follow these guidelines:

Playwright’s name must not be visible anywhere on the script. 

Please include your name, address, phone, and play title in your email submission cover letter.

Playwrights shall allow the release of their names, addresses, and play titles to The Growing Stage.

If you have any questions about the submission guidelines or festival, please contact Danny Campos, Festival Director at newplays@growingstage.com.

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

For More Information, contact: newplays@growingstage.com or call (973) 347-4946

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

8th annual Title Wave: The 2022 New Works Festival

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Deadline: December 24, 2021

Bay Street Theater is seeking submissions of new full-length plays for our New Works Festival, to take place in early May 2022.

We are offering an opportunity to work with directors and actors on your play, in-person. Selected plays will be provided with dramaturgical notes from our artistic leadership, rehearsal time, and a public presentation in Sag Harbor, New York, with an audience feedback session, spread over the course of several days.

Bay Street is looking for plays that represent a broad array of voices, viewpoints, cultures, and styles. Writers of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to submit. We are looking for pieces that have had re-writes and development already, perhaps now in their third or fourth draft, and are at a stage where the addition of in-person creatives can be used to their full value.

We’re also most interested in writers who want to collaborate, learn from their actors and directors, and use this time to evolve the play, not just to have a reading of their current draft. Bring us stories we haven’t heard, make us feel joy and humanity, and take us on new journeys. Casts of two to eight are ideal. Things that are not right for us include plays that do not constitute an evening of theatre on their own, Theatre for Young Audience pieces, trauma porn, or work that requires extremely large casts.

Artists will be transported from New York and housed in Sag Harbor in proximity to Bay Street Theater, and will have an opportunity to see the other pieces in the Festival. Artists who reside outside of the New York area must provide their own transportation to Manhattan, and will then be transported from there.

We hope that this development process provides growth to the chosen works and their playwrights, as well as introducing us here at Bay Street Theatre to new playwrights and works that we can consider for possible future production.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

To submit your play:

Ensure that your script is formatted clearly, including page numbers, a cast breakdown, and your contact information.

Name your file in the format: LastName_Title.pdf. For example, Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's Pass Over would label the file as Nwandu_PassOver.pdf.

Fill out this brief submission form.

Email your play in PDF form to the Literary Manager, Hope Villanueva, LitManager@BayStreet.org.

If you are submitting a musical, include demos for three to four of your strongest songs with your email.

SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE ON
Friday, December 24, 2021

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Latinx Playwrights Circle 2022 Intensive Mentorship

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Deadline: December 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm

SUBMISSION FORM

We are so incredibly excited to announce the submissions for the 2022 Intensive Mentorship officially open! It has been a long road this past year, full of uncertainty for artists, as well as complex conversations on what American Theater is and who American Theater Audiences are. We at the Latinx Playwrights Circle are enthusiastically committed to our community. We are so thrilled at the prospect of taking four experienced peers in our community, partnering them with four amazing emerging playwrights, and facilitating the development of four new plays.

Participants of this program can expect to work one on one with Migdalia Cruz, Carmen Rivera, Cándido Tirado, and C. Julian Jiménez in a tailored mentorship designed to focus on the individual needs of the play. Along with an Artist Stipend and mentorship, participants will be able to take selective classes at The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) as an additional source of feeding the artistic process. While it is a goal for us to lead in Latinx play development, we also understand and are committed to nurturing the needs of an artist and not just their voice. Over the course of the two-and-a-half month intensive, there will be two in-house table reads as well as an industry reading at participating theaters as a capstone to the program’s goal of inserting artists literally into institutions. Below are guidelines for the submission process.

Includes:
  • Mentorship 
  • Artist Stipend 
  • Artist-Residency at LPC 
  • Bi-weekly Writing Group for 2.5-month intensive
  • Access to selective Classes at ESPA (Primary Stages' Artist Classes) 
  • Industry Reading 

Submission Guidelines
  • Must be of Latino/a/x/e descent. 
  • Must be NYC (or tri-state) based. 
  • Must have attended at least two NYC Latinx Playwrights Circle Sunday Service (virtually or in-person). 
  • Must submit an excerpt from a full-length play (no one acts or short plays at this time). While we'd love to support musicals, at this time we are unable to offer the support musicals need for development. 
  • This is a blind submission, please make sure any identifying information is removed from the 10-15 page excerpt and the corresponding full-length play. 
  • Play should require no more than 6 performers (double casting is fine). 
  • Excerpt and Full length must have a title page and character breakdown. These will not be counted toward the 10-15 page sample requirement. 

How to apply:

Select a 10-15 page excerpt of the play you’d like to work on during the Intensive.

Create a Blind Summary Statement page that includes the following: a. synopsis and possible themes you are exploring in the play, b. previous development the play has received, (if any), c. what kind of feedback is most conducive for your writing process (Liz Lerman Critical Response, prescriptive, etc...), d. what are you hoping to gain from your connection with one of our mentors. Make sure to put the title of your play on this statement at the top of the page.

Create a Blind Full-length play that corresponds with your excerpt. Make sure it comes with a title page and cast breakdown. If you have any questions regarding submissions, please contact us at: nyclatinxcircle@gmail.com. Please note we may not be able to assist with questions on the day of the submission deadline so ensure to get your questions to us with time. Submissions will close on December 15th, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. Please read all details and instructions carefully before submitting. ¡Pa'rriba y Pa'lante!

Click the button below to submit your Info (Name/Bio/Email), Excerpt, Summary Statement, & Full-length play.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Jersey City Theater Center seeks short & full-length plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

Call for new short and full-length plays!

Jersey City Theater Center invites local, national, and international playwrights to submit one short or one full-length play that best represents the playwright's dramatic ideas and humanitarian messages. We live in times of intense changes. How do we increase the emotional, mental, and physical capacity to withstand the great forth or pressure of those changes? What is the source of your strength? Love? Togetherness? Universal intelligence?

We are looking forward to the opening of our space to the diverse Jersey City community, as well as to playwrights who resonate with our inclusive messages of love and respect among all.

Submission guidelines:

For short plays, no more than 25 minutes, For full length, no more than an hour.

We prefer spaces with a limited cast (no more than 8).

We particularly encourage neurodiverse, marginalized, BIPOC, and LGBTQ dramatists to submit. Deadline for submission:

December 1st, 2021.

Would you please submit a copy of your piece to fflorescu@pace.edu (Dr. Catalina Florescu, Curator) and olga@jctcenter.org(Olga Levina, Artistic Director).

Accepted scripts will be notified by February 1st, 2022. Details about the 2022 festival will be adjusted to fit the NJ Covid-19 requirements in May 2022. As of right now, we are planning in- person staged readings.

Monday, November 15, 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).

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