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Sunday, August 21, 2022

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for works with a running time of at least 40 minutes.

Synecdoche Works may support further development of a submitted work at its discretion.

Conditions for Consideration

Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language in order to provide a meaningful challenge to the actors. This includes, but is not limited to, works using meter, verse, rhyming schemes, pidgins, creoles, and code-switching.

Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.

Submissions may be translations or adaptations of works in the public domain.

No works under 40 minutes are eligible.

Authors awarded a grant must be willing to participate in a brief rehearsal process culminating in an online video reading of their submitted work*.

Submitted works cannot be currently attached to a theater or production company.

Submitted works cannot have had a prior development cycle outside of an educational program.

Submit Your Play

We accept English-language plays from anywhere in the world.

Submission deadline for 2022: August 31, 2022. Submissions open in March 2022.

Submission portfolio must include:
This Google form: https://forms.gle/qwWhmqBiLb6cViBg8
The play in standard script format, upload via the Google form or emailed as an attachment to submissions@synecdocheworks.org

Optional:
C.V. or resume.

Applicants under the age of majority in their home countries will need the permission of a legal guardian in order to accept an award from Synecdoche Works.

Submission constitutes acceptance of the Fellowship’s terms and conditions.

* Synecdoche Works will make reasonable efforts to facilitate an online video reading, but the reading is not guaranteed.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Avalanche Theatre submission guidelines

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Deadline: ongoing

Avalanche is committed to fostering the innovative and unconventional voices in today's theatre community, by producing new plays of notable literary merit.

We are interested in theatrical stories told in interesting ways. We love stories that are in conversation with history, as well as stories that push the boundaries of playwriting. We especially love stories with compelling, nuanced characters who represent a variety of backgrounds and identities.


We are specifically looking for new plays that are ready for a full production. We will accept plays that have had up to three previous productions, but plays that still require development may not be the best fit for us. We are also not able to accept scripts that have been published.

To submit your play, please fill out the submission form. Make sure you have the following items prepared:

A 10 page sample of your script
A brief, 3-5 sentence synopsis
Character breakdown
Production history


Please send any questions to info@avalanchetheatre.com.

We look forward to reading your work!

Monday, August 15, 2022

Yale Drama Series Rules and Submission Guidelines 2023 Playwriting Competition

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Deadline: August 15, 2022

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2023 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series’ current judge, Jeremy O. Harris. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of their manuscript by Yale University Press, and a celebratory event. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright’s agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:
  1. This contest is restricted to plays written in the English language. Worldwide submissions are accepted.
  2. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays, with a minimum of 65 pages. Plays with less than 65 pages will not be considered. Translations, musicals, and children’s plays are not accepted.
  3. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once.
  4. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year. Only manuscripts authored by one playwright are eligible.
  5. Plays that have been professionally produced or published 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.
  6. Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.
  7. Plays must be typed/word-processed and page-numbered.
  8. The Yale Drama Series reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.
  9. The Yale Drama Series reserves the right of the judge to not choose a winner for any given year of the competition and reserves the right to determine the ineligibility of a winner, in keeping with the spirit of the competition, and based upon the accomplishments of the author.
Electronic Submissions

The Yale Drama Series Competition strongly urges electronic submission. By electronically submitting your script, you will receive immediate confirmation of your successful submission and the ability to check the status of your entry.

Electronic submissions for the 2023 competition must be submitted no earlier than June 1, 2022, and no later than August 15, 2022.  The submission window closes at midnight EST.

If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript and submission file name. 

The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. 

Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated in the electronic submission form.

If you would like to submit an electronic copy of your manuscript please go to: https://yup.submittable.com/submit.

Hardcopy Submissions

The Yale Drama Series Competition strongly urges applicants to submit their scripts electronically, but if that is impossible, we will accept hardcopies.

Submissions for the 2023 competition must be postmarked no earlier than June 1, 2022, and no later than August 15, 2022.

If you are submitting a hard copy of your play, the manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), and page count; and, a second title page that lists the title of the play only, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please include a brief biography at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page.

Do not bind or staple the manuscript.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include an email address on the title page or a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

Send the manuscript to Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040.

Contact Us
For more information regarding the Yale Drama Series please write to us at:

Yale Drama Series
P.O. Box 209040
New Haven, CT
06520-9040

Or email us at yaledramaseries@yale.edu

NY THEATER FESTIVAL FALL/WINTERFEST 2022 - THEATER/FESTIVAL/COMPETITION

  Few Spots left in December 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 250 MUSICALS.

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.


PRIZES:
We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.

Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience.  Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 


Prize categories include: 


BEST PRODUCTION $3,500


BEST SHORT $500


MOST CREATIVE PRODUCTION $500


BEST DIRECTOR $500


2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 


2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 


BEST SINGER $500


BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300



YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage! 

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 18 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!


Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75  seats. A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run.  It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′. Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had not previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?  
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4  hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes.   
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do, will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions and you will see immediate the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community.  All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 
  • Prime performance hours
We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 2 months, each production has time to breathe.
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

  • LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT AND APPRECIATION THAT YOU DESERVE AS A WRITER AND AS AN ARTIST. 
 
Submit your play to NYC theatre’s best kept secret TODAY.

Sunday, August 7, 2022

2022 White Mouse Call for Full-Length Plays

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Deadline: August 12 at 11:59pm

SUBMISSION FORM

White Mouse Theatre Productions is a student theatre company dedicated to social change. We are affiliated with Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. We are excited to put out a call for full-length plays written by women/queer/BIPOC playwrights to produce this fall (2022).

Plays submitted should relate to social change. We ask for scripts no longer than 120 pages (please number the pages).

The selected play will be produced on the FSU campus this fall (of 2022). At this time, we cannot offer compensation to playwrights but will provide video recordings and production and rehearsal photos. If it is possible, we would also love to facilitate a connection between the playwright and director so the playwright can be involved in the process.

Suggestions for a play that is more likely to be selected:

 The cast is small
 The topic of the play is related to social change
 The tech requirements are minimal
 The majority of the characters are women-identifying
 The majority of the characters are college aged

Please limit 1 submission per person.

The deadline for submissions is August 12th at 11:59pm

Any questions? Send us an email!
WhiteMouseTheatreProductions@gmail.com

Friday, August 5, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL FALL/WINTERFEST 2022 - THEATER/FESTIVAL/COMPETITION

 Few Spots left in December 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 250 MUSICALS.

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.


PRIZES:
We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.

Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience.  Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 


Prize categories include: 


BEST PRODUCTION $3,500


BEST SHORT $500


MOST CREATIVE PRODUCTION $500


BEST DIRECTOR $500


2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 


2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 


BEST SINGER $500


BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300



YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage! 

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 18 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!


Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75  seats. A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run.  It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′. Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had not previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?  
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4  hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes.   
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do, will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions and you will see immediate the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community.  All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 
  • Prime performance hours
We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 2 months, each production has time to breathe.
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

  • LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT AND APPRECIATION THAT YOU DESERVE AS A WRITER AND AS AN ARTIST. 
 
Submit your play to NYC theatre’s best kept secret TODAY.

Brave New Works 2022 Reading Series

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Deadline: August 15, 2022
Only the first 100 plays submitted will be guaranteed consideration

Brave New World Repertory Theatre is seeking new play submissions for Brave New Works: Ditmas Park 2022 Reading Series. This season, we are especially looking to feature LGBTQIA+ stories.

The submission deadline for the Brave New Works 2022 Reading Series is August 15th, 2021. Due to our small staff, only the first 100 plays submitted will be guaranteed consideration and only finalists will be contacted. Finalists will be notified of their status by September 15th, 2021, andfinal selections will be made by October 30th, 2021.

Three original, full-length plays (under 120 pages) will be selected and given minimally staged readings between January 10th – March 30th, 2022 (if we are unable to have in-person readings due to COVID19, they will be done virtually). 

Playwrights must be local to the Tri-state area, ideally within a 90-minute commute to Brooklyn, NY as your attendance is requested. Brooklyn-based playwrights will be given first consideration. Chosen playwrights will receive a $350 stipend.

To be considered, plays must meet the following criteria:

No previously produced plays, although previous staged readings/workshops are not disqualifying factors.

The play must be completed at the time of submission – unfinished or partial drafts cannot be accepted at this time. Plays may still be in development, but they must be audience-ready at the time of submission. If the play is heavily revised AFTER being submitted, it MUST be resubmitted before the end of the submission period.

Plays must be able to be read by no more than 7 actors and someone on stage directions. If double and triple casting is possible please advise. We are interested in plays that feature diverse casts.

We are unable to accept new musical submissions at this time, given the limited technical nature of this reading series.

To submit, please attach a 10-page script sample AND your full script to submissions@bravenewworldrep.org. The 10-page script sample can include 10 pages of consecutive or non-consecutive content from your script (please clearly label jumps if you choose to submit non-consecutive content). 

Both the 10-page sample and full script must be submitted in PDFformat with numbered pages. In a separate document or in the body of your email please also include a short synopsis of your play, a brief bio, where you found this call for submissions, and any relevant website link(s). Submissions are limited to one play per playwright per season. Multiple play submissions by the same playwright for the same season will not be considered.

Brave New World Rep is committed to giving a platform to voices and stories from underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities: Those that have been disproportionately affected by over-policing and police violence, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Muslim, Asian, immigrant, LGBTQIA+, differently-abled, and womxn playwrights are HIGHLY encouraged to submit and will be prioritized.

Brave New World Repertory Theatre, a Brooklyn-based company, reaches under-served audiences to promote a love of theatre, with re-imagined classics and brave new works that reflect our diverse community. BNW’s free-to-low-cost programs range from intimate readings to large outdoor productions, and cast unique and historic Brooklyn venues in a leading role. We seek to tell stories that celebrate life and explore social justice; stories that make us laugh, feel deeply, and find common ground.

For more information, please visit: www.bravenewworldrep.org

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 2023

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Deadline: June 1, 2023

To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.

This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year. All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

Contest entries must meet all general guidelines and submission requirements.

Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.

If you are a faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada, you may also qualify for our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers.

Check out our list of past contest winners for examples of desirable submissions.

What we most look for...
  • We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 15 minutes and two hours.
  • Submissions must be family-friendly in both subject and language. Cursing and explicitly adult content should be kept to a minimum. Playwrights should also be open to editorial expertise and oversight on these points.
  • We seek casts that are either balanced or favoring females. The more gender-neutral roles, the better.
  • We favor plays and musicals with large casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine. Flexible cast sizes are also highly desirable.
  • Plays with elaborate set, costume, or technical requirements are not appealing because of the limited resources of many of our customers. Pictures, sketches, or descriptions of your vision are always helpful, as is a video of a past performance.
  • Though not required, we strongly prefer plays that have had at least one production or table reading. We feel this fundamental field test is highly beneficial before a play is considered for publication since plays are created for the purpose of performance.

Preparing your manuscript...
  • Manuscripts accepted for publication must be made available digitally and are also strongly preferred for submission. We accept both Microsoft Word and PDF formats.
  • We also accept hardcopy manuscripts. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope for material you wish returned. Note that all hardcopy submissions will be scanned for purposes of digital review.
  • We do not require specific formatting. Your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos is greatly appreciated more than any specific format.

Please follow the directions on this page to submit your manuscript.

Druid New Writing Script Submissions 2022

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

SCRIPT SUBMISSION FORM

The New Writing script submission window for 2022 is now open. The deadline is Wednesday 31 August 2022.

Playwrights who submit a script during the submission window will have their work read. Scripts received outside of this time will not be considered. Scripts sent via email, post or other means will not be accepted.

The company accepts plays in the English language. For the purposes of clarity: Druid accepts translations of original plays into English which meet our criteria.

How It Works

For the open submission process, a reading panel assists the Artistic Director in assessing your play and ensures that a range of perspectives are brought to bear on each submission.

While Druid gives consideration to all plays submitted within the allotted period, we are not in a position to give a detailed a response to each submission.

The open submission process takes place alongside commissions, workshops, mentoring, public readings and other playwright development initiatives as part of Druid’s commitment to bring new work into production.

Submit only one script per submission window. Once submitted a new draft cannot be resubmitted.
  • Submit original work only.
  • Submit only those plays that have not had a full professional or amateur
  • production. In this light, plays emerging from student productions or from a
  • reading/workshop will be accepted.
  • Writers whose work has previously been produced by amateur theatre companies
  • are asked to submit only those plays that are not currently intended for a future
  • production.
  • Druid is not in a position to accept historical/biographical plays. For example, the company is more likely to produce a contemporary, more traditionally-structured play that has a connection to Ireland than an experimental opera about a historical figure with no connection to Ireland.
  • Druid is not in a position to accept radio scripts, TV scripts or screenplays. Submitted plays must be written for the stage.
  • Druid is not in a position to accept musicals or plays for children.
  • Plays should be fully completed and have a running time of at least 40 minutes.
  • Please ensure that you are familiar with Druid’s work before submitting your
  • script. You are expected to submit your script to Druid only if you believe it would be of interest to the company.
The aim of the New Writing process in Druid is to find new writers and voices that can be nourished rather than a finished polished piece of work. Druid looks forward to collaborating, guiding and nurturing writers, building a relationship with those voices who will grace our stages for years to come.
  
FORMATTING GUIDELINES
  • Scripts should be typed on A4 with pages numbered
  • Please ensure you check the spelling in your script thoroughly
  • Font size should not be lower than 12pt
  • Stage directions must be in italics
  • Please submit your file in PDF format
Your name and contact details should not appear anywhere on the script

Failing to remove your name or contact details from a script will render it ineligible

Due to the large volume of scripts received annually, Druid cannot provide detailed feedback on each script received.

Scripts will only be accepted via our online form between Wednesday 20th July 2022 and Wednesday 31st August 2022.

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Seeking Theatre for Young Audiences Script Submissions for CATCO’s 2022 New Works Festival for Young Audiences

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Deadline: August 31, 2022 11:59 PM EDT

CATCO is seeking script submissions of plays for young audiences for our new work festival in late November/early December. We define work for young audiences as plays for audiences aged 5-18 and their families where the intended audience could be, for example, 5-7, 10-14, or 15-18, as well as families with youth in that 5-18 age range.
  • Submitted scripts should be full-length, between 40 minutes and 2 hours in length.
  • The play may be unproduced or have had one or two developmental readings/productions, but it should not be a finalized script.
  • Three plays will be selected – one for a developmental production with limited production support and two for readings.
  • There is no fee to submit.
  • For the selected scripts, the playwrights of the readings receive a $300 fee.
  • The playwright of the developmental production receives a $500 fee.
DEVELOPMENTAL PRODUCTION:Rehearsals: 
  • Rehearsals: Nov 21 – 23, Nov 28 – Dec 1
  • Performances: Dec 2 – 4, Dec 7 – 10
READINGS:
  • Rehearsals: Dec 6 – 9
  • Public Readings: Dec 10 and 11

This festival is an opportunity for playwrights to work on projects in the early phases of development that would benefit from a workshop process. If they choose, the playwright will have the opportunity to make rewrites during the rehearsal process and will receive audience feedback after the production or reading in a moderated talkback. The play may be unproduced or have had one or two developmental readings/productions, but it should not be a finalized script. We hope that the playwrights will be involved in the rehearsal process, either virtually or in person, depending on the playwright’s location. Rehearsals take place on evenings and weekends. Travel is not provided.

TO SUBMIT:

To submit, email literary@catco.org.
  • In your submission email, please briefly introduce yourself and your work as a playwright, including if you have connections to Columbus or Ohio, provide a short description of the play, and let us know what you hope to gain from a workshop.
  • Please attach the script as a PDF titled “TITLE [Playwright Last Name]”
  • If submitting more than one script, please include them all in one email and let us know the one to focus on if there is only time to read one.
  • We will get back to you about the status of your submission by September 30, 2022.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2022, 11:59 PM EST.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

The Autry seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: August 2, 2022

Native Voices is accepting submissions of full-length plays (60+ pages) by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics.

2023 Playwrights Retreat and 29th Festival of New Plays

The Retreat and Festival bring artists to Los Angeles to work on a selected number of plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 8–10 days in June. The Retreat culminates in public staged readings of the plays at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Selected playwrights receive artistic support as well as an honorarium; out-of-town artists receive roundtrip airfare plus lodging in Southern California.

Selection Process

Full-length plays (60+ pages) received by August 2, 2022 will be read and evaluated. A select number of playwrights will be invited to submit formal proposals detailing their developmental goals should their play be chosen for the short list. Scripts will then be sent to a committee of nationally recognized theatre artists for further evaluation. With their help, Native Voices selects up to four plays for the Playwrights Retreat and Festival of New Plays. Playwrights will be notified in March 2023.

A Note About the Native Voices Distance Dramaturgy Process

Months prior to residencies, selected playwrights participate in dramaturgical conversations with an assigned director and dramaturg. Workshops with these creative teams and a cast of professional actors commence once the playwright arrives on-site. It is important to note that these conversations and workshops are playwright driven, allowing the writer to shape their own developmental path. Selected playwrights should be prepared to dedicate adequate time to this process prior to arriving on-site.


To submit, fill out our online form and upload your submission materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

Please do not send treatments or outlines. Previously produced plays should be submitted under the 2023 General Submission for Production Consideration. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.

For More Information:

https://form.jotform.co/33177331513852

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Edgemar Center for the Arts submission guidelines

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No deadline listed

Edgemar Center for the Arts, Acting school, located in Santa Monica, CA, is currently accepting submissions for our on-going season. We are asking for full length, and one act plays of any genre. There is no submission fee. Guidelines to submitting are as followed:

We ask for a synopsis of the work, full work, bio of author, etc. so we may learn as much possible about the author and work.

All materials can be emailed to  edgemarliterary@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Theatre Viscera: SEND US YOUR QUEER PLAYS!

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Deadline: August 15, 2022
Or they reach a submission cap of 100

We will be accepting play submissions from June 15th until 5pm (PST) August 15th.

WE ARE ACCEPTING PLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2023 SEASON OF THEATRE VISCERA AND THE THEATRE VISCERA PODCAST. 

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES THOROUGHLY AS SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THEM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

We accept plays written by queer (LGBTQIA+) playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers.

We have a preference for plays about/by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.

You may send us full length plays, one acts, or collections of ten minutes. Total submissions must be at least 30 minutes long when read.

We are considering plays for full production, but have more slots available for plays to be read on the podcast, if your play is an audio play please specify that.

We are not accepting musicals at this time.

Please send your scripts to theatreviscera@gmail.com with the subject line “2023 Play Submission” send your plays as .doc, .docx, or .pdf

Your submission must include a character breakdown and short synopsis.

Plays must be formatted appropriately, standard play format is preferred but if your piece requires unique formatting just let us know.

Plays must be paginated and in a readable 12pt font.

Submissions are limited to 1 per playwright.

If we’ve already read and declined a piece in previous submission cycles, please do not submit revisions unless specifically requested.

Theatre Viscera reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

WE HAVE A SUBMISSION CAP OF 100, ONCE WE RECEIVE OUR 100TH PLAY SUBMISSION WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE PREMATURE CLOSURE OF THE SUBMISSION PERIOD. FROM THAT ANNOUNCEMENT, WE WILL CLOSE SUBMISSIONS AT 5PM THE NEXT DAY.

For more playwriting opportunities, check out https://playsubmissionshelper.com/
YOU CAN EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT THEATREVISCERA@GMAIL.COM

Monday, July 25, 2022

The Crossroad Project 2023 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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Deadline: August 1, 2022 11:59 PM CDT
we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

Play Submission Form

The 2023 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) playwrights in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges including faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members will select one playwright as the winner.

The winning playwright will receive:An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL as a guest artist in residence for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. This residency may also include class visits and other University events.

Travel (within the U.S.), housing, and meals during the residency.

An honorarium of $500 for the residency.

To be eligible to win, the playwright must be available for a one-week residency in mid-to-late April 2023 (exact dates TBD). If the play has multiple writers/creators, we can only provide funding for one person during the residency. Other writers/creators are welcome to participate in the workshop by self-funding the trip or joining virtually for rehearsals and events.

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

Please include in your submission:A representative sample from your play up to 15 pages. These do not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
A playwright’s statement (max. 400 words). In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, address where you are in the development process, and discuss how a workshop in a university setting can facilitate that process.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:Submissions must be:
  • A full-length play.
  • Musicals and plays with music are eligible for the program. However, we can only provide piano accompaniment for rehearsals and the staged reading.
  • The primary language of the play must be English. Other languages in the play may be presented through English translations (provided by the playwright) for the staged reading.
  • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  • A playwright may only submit one play per year. The work must be submitted by the playwright rather than a literary agent or other third party.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
  • The submitting playwright must be either the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
  • Plays that have been produced or published professionally are ineligible for the competition. Plays that have been presented through staged readings, workshops, university productions, or community theatre productions are eligible.
  • A playwright may submit a play that they submitted in a previous year (including finalists) if there have been substantive revisions.
  • The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

We will contact semi-finalists by November 2022 and ask them to submit the full play.

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2023.

Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:

Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.
Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
Chair, The Crossroads Project
Email: knahm@ilstu.edu

Friday, July 22, 2022

The Overtime Theater 2022 WokeFEST

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Deadline: July 23, 2022  

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from playwrights for WokeFEST, a showcase of progressive, activist, and political plays. The chosen play will be given a staged reading or a staged production August 5-27, 2022 at the Overtime Theater. The script submissions window is open from April 26, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2022. 

In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session or a fully staged production. 

The purpose of this program is to give new and seasoned playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works. 

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the progressive, political, and activist spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining. 

 For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. Cover letters should include a synopsis. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

 The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s presentation. 

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. 

Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2022.

Friday, July 15, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL FALL/WINTERFEST 2022 - THEATER/FESTIVAL/COMPETITION

Few Spots left in December 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 250 MUSICALS.

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.


PRIZES:
We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.

Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience.  Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 


Prize categories include: 


BEST PRODUCTION $3,500


BEST SHORT $500


MOST CREATIVE PRODUCTION $500


BEST DIRECTOR $500


2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 


2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 


BEST SINGER $500


BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300



YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage!

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 18 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!


Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75  seats. A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run.  It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′. Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had not previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?  
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4  hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes.   
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do, will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions and you will see immediate the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community.  All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 
  • Prime performance hours
We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 2 months, each production has time to breathe.
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

  • LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT AND APPRECIATION THAT YOU DESERVE AS A WRITER AND AS AN ARTIST. 
 
Submit your play to NYC theatre’s best kept secret TODAY.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Nancy Dean Award for Lesbian Playwrights 2022

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Deadline: August 1, 2022

The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation.

We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary.

As we are a small family foundation with an all-volunteer board, we must rely on nominations to identify potential recipients. We are asking professors, teachers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, actors, writers, and others to nominate promising writers. As we want to be inclusive, we will allow people to self-nominate. 

The following are our guidelines:
  • Writer is lesbian, queer or gay or nonbinary;
  • Writer has written at least one play;
  • Writer is writing plays about lesbians;
  • Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career; 
  • Writer is interested in receiving the award.
Please send a letter(pdf) describing why your playwright should receive this award and a full-length play (pdf) to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com. In your letter, please be as detailed as possible in up to 2 pages. Include the writer’s resume and website or other social media links. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022. We will announce the recipients October 31, 2022. We have been granting three awards of $5000, $2500 and $1250.

Friday, July 1, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

 PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS


Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

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