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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Think Fast Festival 2023

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Deadline: November 28, 2022

HOW TO SUBMIT: Electronic submissions only. E-mail your short play in MS Word or PDF to OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org. Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

The Theater Project of Union, NJ, an award-winning, professional theater, is now soliciting short plays for a Zoom production of Think Fast, its ninth-annual short play competition March 3, 4 and 5, 2023. The contest is open to playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area. The Judges’ Choice winner will receive a $500 prize.

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time and applicable to a Zoom production (small casts, simple settings, etc.). The running-time restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Plays invited to participate must be rehearsed, ready-to-perform and must supply their own actors and directors. Playwrights may submit only one play – make it your best There is no restriction on previously produced plays.

There is no fee to submit. However, those selected for participation will be charged a $100 production fee.

STATEMENT: Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email: “If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $100 production fee.

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL: 2023 Think Fast festival will be a Zoom production, recorded and broadcast on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. The Theater Project will supply a technical/stage manager who will oversee a Zoom rehearsal with each play and a final recording on an appointed night. The playwright of each play chosen for production must take part in one of two scheduled audience talk-back on Friday, March 3, 2023 or Saturday, March 4, 2023 and the awards ceremony following the final performance on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SUPPLY: Think Fast is a playwright-produced festival. The Theater Project cannot help with casting, rehearsals, etc. Playwrights must be able to secure actors and a director and rehearse plays on their own. If not, please do not submit to the festival. Each production must make agreements with actors/directors regarding rehearsals and compensation.

JUDGES: All plays are guaranteed three (3) Zoom performances on Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5. After Sunday’s performance, a panel of judges will bestow the Judges’ Choice Award ($500 prize) as well as Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor and Best Director. There will also be an Audience Choice award based on audience voting. Playwrights and directors are invited to an after-performance discussion with the audience.

QUESTIONS? Email OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org

More info: https://www.thetheaterproject.org/think-fast-short-play-competition

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: 2023 New Play Festival

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Deadline: December 15, 2022
Or until 100 submissions have been received

Through an open submission process, Middlebury Acting Company is looking for three new plays for our second American Dreaming New Play Festival. This festival aims to amplify three unproduced, unpublished plays that address the question: What does the American Dream mean today? The selected plays will each receive two rehearsals, dramaturgical feedback, and a culminating public staged reading followed by a carefully moderated talkback with the audience.

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

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

The festival will take place over one weekend in August, 2023 in Middlebury, Vermont.

Submission Process & Requirements: 
  • Only the first 100 submissions will be considered, so early submissions are encouraged.
  • We are looking for plays that address the question: What does the American Dream mean today? We are excited to see how you interpret that question, but please do note the theme when considering what to submit.
  • Playwrights living anywhere in the U.S. are welcome to apply. If selected, we are able to offer a $150 travel stipend. Any additional travel costs are the responsibility of the playwright.
  • Playwrights may submit only one play. No re-submissions of previously submitted plays.
  • Only plays requiring 5 or fewer actors are eligible. 
  • Submissions must not have received a professional production or publication before August of 2023. Plays that have received previous workshops or readings are eligible.
  • We are looking for full-length play submissions. No one-acts or musicals.
  • Playwrights may submit up to 20 pages of one full-length play. You are welcome to submit any 20 pages from your play. If context is required for the sample you submit, you’re welcome to include a brief bit of context (no more than one page) at the beginning of the sample.
  • We will select a small group of finalists by early March, 2023. If selected as a finalist, you will have one week within which to send us the full script of your play.
  • There is no fee to submit. 
Submission Materials:Playwright’s contact information
  • A sample of up to 20 pages of your chosen play. Please include a character breakdown.
  • A brief statement (200 words or less) on how your play fits into the theme of the festival 
Ready to submit? Fill out our Google Form here

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

Monday, November 7, 2022

Premiere Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: November 14, 2022, 11:59pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

-The playwright’s bio or resume

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

- Please Note: Premiere Stages will request full scripts to read if the play seems viable for the 2023 season. In 2022, almost half of the 35 Semi-Finalists were first received as samples.
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2023.
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
Submitters will be notified via Submittable of their status no later than April of 2023. We thank submitters for their patience; we evaluate up to 950 submissions per year and give each one careful consideration.

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

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre 2023 New Works Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2022
Flint Michigan

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2023 New Works Festival April 28-30, 2023.

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

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until October 15th, 2022. 

Please submit HERE.

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

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Femuscripts seeks plays from writers living in south-eastern states

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Deadline: October 17, 2022

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

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


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

BIPOC WRITERS ENCOURAGED AND PREFERRED.

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

Format: standard playwriting format according to Dramatist Guild guidelines.

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

Email PDFs to: femuscripts@gmail.com

No fee to submit. 

Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

Deadline to receive work: October 17, 2022. 

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

Friday, August 26, 2022

Ensemble Playwrights Lab 2022-2023

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Deadline: September 2, 2022

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations. The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by a panel consisting LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturgs. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab. 

This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of DISCOVERY.

For the third season, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Spring (March-May). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be a public showing and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

All meetings, rehearsals, and showings will take place in person in Manhattan, NYC unless otherwise arranged.

LOM is striving to amplify more BIPoC and LGBTQA+ voices. Playwrights from these communities are encouraged to apply.

NOTE: This is an annonymous submission process.
Do not mention your real name, the names of companies or artists you've worked with, or titles of plays you've written in your submission. Doing so will get you disqualified!

If you have any questions, please email: lomsubmissions@gmail.com to contact a non-adjudicating member of the team.

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...

-who currently live in NYC
who are able to attend all required sessions
-at any stage of their career
-wishing to work on a previously written piece OR wanting to create something new with the LOM ensemble
-age 21 or older

If you have submitted to the EPL in the past, please feel free to submit again!

What we are looking for:

The purpose of the Ensemble Playwright Lab is to build a relationship between a playwright and the LOM ensemble, and to explore/allow for/create new ways of collaboration. This program is intended for artists who identify as playwrights and want to improve their craft as well as their work. Yes, there will be public presentations at the end of the residency. However, what gets presented will be based on the interest and goals of the playwright. Letter of Marque’s mission is to spread ensemble culture, through responsive, inclusive, and accessible theater, and to engage individuals in collective success and meaningful dialogue.

What Does It Cost the Playwright:
There is no monetary charge or fee to participate in the Ensemble Playwrights Lab. We ask for their time, dedication, talent, and energy!

Important Dates
Due to the intensive nature of this program, only applicants who are able to attend all required dates will be considered.

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DATES:

Fall 2022 Section Dates
Submissions Open: 8/3/22
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
October 24, 2022, Mon
October 31, 2022, Mon
November 17, 2022, Mon
November 11, 2022, Mon
November 21, 2022, Mon *
November 28, 2022, Mon
December 5, 2022 Mon
December 8, 2022, Thurs (rehearsal & tech)
December 9, 2022, Fri (showing & talkback)
December 12, 2022 Mon (wrap session)

Spring 2023 Section Dates
Submissions Open: 12/28/22
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
March 27, 2023, Mon
April 3, 2023, Mon
April 10, 2023, Mon
April 17, 2022, Mon
April 24, 2023, Mon
May 1, 2023, Mon
May 4, 2023, Thurs (rehearsal & tech)
May 5, 2023, Fri (showing & talkback)
May 8, 2023, Mon (wrap session)

Where this all takes place: ​ Houghton Hall (NOMAD, 22 E 30th NY, NY 10016) from 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Theatre Now Musical Writers Lab

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Deadline: September 1, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Our Musical Writers Lab is a community of writing teams who meet bi-weekly to work on the development of new musicals through Lab presentations, sharing their process and offering support. Lab members benefit additionally from Theatre Now that includes developmental productions, publishing and licensing. This is a highly skilled, active, and collaborative group focused on embracing and fostering the diversity of musical theatre styles, forms, and creators.

There is both a National and a NY Lab chapter. The National group sessions are hosted online via Zoom every 2 Sundays with members from all over the states, while the NY group sessions are hosted in-person at ART/NY studios the remaining Sundays of the month. We value community and are aware that building a safe network is important in our creative field, that is why both groups interact closely with one another and are part of this big family.


Friday, August 5, 2022

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

Saturday, July 9, 2022

2023 Lanesboro Arts Residency Program

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Deadline:  July 29, 2022 noon CST

The application is now open for 2023 Residencies.

A place-based program for emerging artists where art and the artistic process instigates positive change, addresses or creates an opportunity to move the community forward or is otherwise be central to problem-solving. Supported by the Jerome Foundation, the Lanesboro Artist Residency program is an opportunity for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

This place-based and community-engaged residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. Lanesboro Arts is especially seeking residency projects where community engagement is integral to the art making or projects where public interaction with the work is at the core of an artist’s practice.

Before submitting an application, please take moment to review our program guidelines and eligibility criteria.

The application deadline for the 2023 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is 12 p.m. (noon) CST on Friday, July 29, 2022. Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 26, 2022 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late September and selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by early October 2022.

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Saturday, July 2, 2022

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).

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Deadline: July 4, 2022, 11:59pm

South Street Players is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 12th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place October 21-23, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only(NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.

Plays should include no more than 4 characters and be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Friday, June 17, 2022

A+ Playwriting Contest For Teachers 2022

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

Fifty years as one of the leading play publishers for the educational market has taught us that some of our best-selling shows are written not by professional playwrights, but by teachers who create a play based on the specific needs of their drama program. Once published, these plays are quickly embraced by other teachers who share the same opportunities, challenges and limitations that seem universal in schools.

We want to encourage the development of quality plays written specifically by teachers and other educators. Our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers is open to all teachers employed at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada. All plays submitted through this contest must have been produced within the past two years at the school where the playwright teaches.

Submissions will be accepted on an on-going basis with a June 30 cutoff each year. All manuscripts accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner, selected from contest finalists and announced September 30, will receive a $500 royalty advance and a one-time $500 donation to the school theatre program where the play was first produced.

Contest Rules

Only entries submitted in accordance with all rules will be eligible for consideration.

Playwright must be a current or retired faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada.

Only entries submitted with an Official Contest Entry Form will be considered.

Only entries that have been fully staged at the teacher’s school no more than two years prior to the submission date will be considered. We encourage you to take advantage of this production to revise your script as needed before submitting your manuscript.

All entries must be accompanied by proof of production in the form of a copy of the program, a newsletter or newspaper article, a review, a photo or a letter from the school principal.

Contest entries must meet all Pioneer Drama general guidelines and requirements for play submission, which can be found at pioneerdrama.com/playwrights/submit.asp.

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

All manuscripts submitted for this contest will automatically be simultaneously considered for our annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, which is open to all individuals not previously published by Pioneer Drama Service. See pioneerdrama.com for more details.

Questions? Contact us at submissions@pioneerdrama.com or call 800-333-7262.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool

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Deadline: June 30, 2022  11:59pm PT

Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted, now through June 30, 2022. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.

To be eligible, writers must reside within the five boroughs of New York City. To apply for a place in the 2022-23 writers pool, please submit a 10-page max, double-spaced script as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Both previously produced and unproduced scripts are eligible. The script must have the playwright’s name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page and include a detailed cast breakdown, and all pages must be numbered. The script title must be labeled by Lastname_Firstname_Title.

Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. BIPOC, trans/gender-non-conforming & differently-abled playwrights are encouraged to apply.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 2022-23 PlayGround Writers Pool will be announced before August 28, 2022.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Eden Prairie Players 2023 Women's One Acts

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Deadline: Submissions will close when a maximum number of submissions is reached.

After reading the guidelines, you can go to the Submission Form to submit a play.

Eden Prairie Players is accepting submissions of unpublished one act plays for its 2023 Women's One Acts to be produced in May of 2023. Women's One Acts are an annual selection of short plays that are written and directed by women and nonbinary folks. 

To find out more about Eden Prairie Players, please visit our website.

Submission Guidelines
  • Playwrights must identify as female or nonbinary.
  • Open to playwrights in the US. 
  • We are seeking unpublished one-act plays: dramas, comedies, etc. (previous productions or stage readings OK)
  • Length 30 minutes or under (we typically select most in the 10-25 minute range).
Submit through the online submission form:
  • Playwright contact information - name, email, address, phone.
  • Name of play.
  • Approximate duration.
  • List of characters / descriptions: age, gender, race if specified, etc. (please list allowable deviations) 
  • Short synopsis of the play, including a description of recommended set pieces and props
  • Has it been performed before? Where?
  • Would you like to be considered to direct your play? You would need to be in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
After the form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. 

Plays will be reviewed on a first come-first served basis. We limit the number of plays considered, so submissions will be closed after we reach that limit.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

We commit to learning more about our own implicit biases, about authentically engaging the entire community, and about fostering diverse spaces. We pledge to practice inclusive and diverse storytelling in our performances and assure an equitable and safe space for all.

Compensation Selected plays will be paid a royalty of from $20 to $30 per performance. We plan to have 6 or 7 performances, although this is not guaranteed.
No compensation for selection process: By submitting your play(s) for consideration, you give Eden Prairie Players permission to distribute to reviewers as needed for the selection process. You also give permission for your play to be performed without payment at an unrehearsed table reading as part of the selection process.


Details

Plays will be accepted from US-based playwrights only.

Plays must be submitted as a PDF file. Plays may be submitted by the playwright only. Each playwright is allowed to submit 1 play. If a play was written by more than one person, be sure this is reflected in the Credited playwrights field.

Submitted plays must be at least 8 minutes and at most 30 minutes in length.

Submissions will close when a maximum number of submissions is reached.

In the selection process, the play will be made available through TheaterForms to reviewers authorized by Eden Prairie Players. By submitting the play, the playwright gives permission for this usage. The playwright must be free to give this permission and to accept licensing terms offered by Eden Prairie Players if the play is selected, for any submitted play. (If a play is published after being submitted, and it is selected for Women's One Acts 2023, Eden Prairie Players will have the choice of accepting the publisher's licensing terms or choosing an alternate submission.)
FAQ

Q: Are works by international playwrights accepted?
A: No

Q. What is the deadline for submissions?
A: We are limiting consideration to 200 plays, so submissions will be closed after we reach that limit. This usually happens fairly quickly.

Q: How are plays selected?
A: We provide access to each play for one or more authorized reviewers to read and rate as part of the selection process. Plays are narrowed down to a smaller subset of candidate plays. From this subset, plays are read at a public table reading and selected by our advisory committee.

Q: What should I know about your theater?
A: Riley-Jacques Barn is a renovated barn in Eden Prairie. It is a fairly small stage. The main portion of it is 15’ wide by 16’ deep, but the downstage half extends the width to 23’ wide plus a few feet of extra wings on each side that are used for entrances and exits. There are also two entrances on either side of the upstage half.

Q. What about language in my play?
A: While we bill these productions as intended for mature audiences due to subject matter and language, we strongly consider what our audience's reaction to each piece will be.

Q: How long has Eden Prairie Players produced unpublished one-acts?
A: 2010 was the first year that EPP produced unpublished works as part of our Collection of One Acts, and it was immediately successful. The response from our audience was overwhelmingly positive. We hope to carry that enthusiasm forward each year by continuing to introduce our audience to fresh new works written by exciting playwrights. We added a production specifically to feature the work of women playwrights in 2018. Thank you for your hard work, we are honored that you are considering EPP for your submission!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

2022 National Latine Playwrights Award

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Deadline: April 15, 2022

Submissions for the 2022 National Latine Playwrights Award (NLPA) are open now through April 15.

Early submissions are highly encouraged. Latine playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Eligibility
  • The award is open to all Latine playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.
  • Scripts may be in English, Spanish, or a combination of the two (Spanish scripts must be accompanied by an English translation).
  • Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission.
  • Full-length and one-act plays, with a minimum length of 50 pages, on any subject will be accepted.

Scripts
  • The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, “property” means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.
  • The winner will be notified by August 1, 2022. Application requirements include:
  • Submissions of a single script can be sent via email to NLPA@arizonatheatre.org.
  • Include a cover letter of no more than one page describing the play’s developmental history and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.

For more information contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in Residence: info@arizonatheatre.org.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Queens Arts Fund 2022

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Deadline: February 14, 2022 11:59 PM

To be eligible for QAF grants, applicants must be based in Queens NYC and be at least 18 years of age. 

QUEENS ARTS FUND (QAF) OFFERS PROJECT-BASED GRANTS TO QUEENS INDIVIDUAL ARTISTS, ARTIST COLLECTIVES, AND SMALL NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS TO SUPPORT THE LOCAL PRODUCTION OF ARTWORK AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS THAT HIGHLIGHT, ENGAGE, AND BOLSTER THE DIVERSE COMMUNITIES OF THE QUEENS BOROUGH.

QAF is committed to furthering racial, cultural, and economic equity in its funding practices. Projects created by BIPOC artists, immigrants, and first-time grant applicants, and projects created by and for people living in Southeast Queens, Eastern Queens, and South Queens neighborhoods have historically received limited or low-funding in past QAF grant cycles and will be prioritized in the 2022 panel review process.

New Work Grant Application Session: Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:30am - RSVP Link

All prospective applicants are invited to attend a QAF information session.  First-time applicants are strongly encouraged, but not required, to attend a session prior to submitting an application.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

New York Theater Festival

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Deadline: March 31, 2022

Email - by filling up our submission's form

Productions from 5 to 90 minutes
  • 5 to 20 In the Short Category, 30 to 45 in the One Act Category 
  • 60 to 90 in the Full length Category
The Festival hosts only fully developed productions, no readings or publications
 
The Festival accepts only submissions from playwright that are residents within 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Only 1 Play per submissioner
 
Only unproduced Plays or Musicals will be accepted. 

Submitters will receive an answer in 5 days from the date they submitted. 

If their work is accepted they will receive then a set of dates for their run and the Paperwork of the Festival to sign.

Monday, January 31, 2022

New Victory LabWorks 2022-23 Residency

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

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New Victory® LabWorks is a residency for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creating original work for kids and families. We welcome and uplift all BIPOC artists, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and who identify as disabled. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, New Victory LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

New Victory LabWorks artists each receive $15,000 as well as professional development, networking and community building. Artists also have the opportunity to hold invited rehearsals for industry professionals, fellow artists and kid and family audiences with facilitated feedback sessions.

By connecting artists with New Victory families and education partners to garner invaluable responses and feedback from kids, New Victory LabWorks invites artists to hone their craft, expand their skills, make contacts in the field, take artistic risks and make bold choices with their work.

Once all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview with members of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. From there, final applicants will be notified of their acceptance. All applicants will receive notification of final decisions. No phone calls, please.

Program Requirements:
  • Artist(s) must have a primary residence in NYC and be available to participate between August 2022 and July 2023.
  • Artist(s) must identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color.
  • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artist’s work must be intended for family audiences (Artist does not need prior experience in creating work suitable for families).
  • Artist’s project(s) must be in development, but may be at any point during development, including initial concept.
  • Pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Artist(s) must be able to attend monthly meetings in Manhattan.
  • Artist(s) must be interested in actively participating in all aspects of the New Victory LabWorks program, including professional development, monthly meetings with the 2022-23 LabWorks cohort, peer-based exchange and peer and/or audience feedback.

If you are interested, you can review the application questions and required materials before applying.

Please complete the application and include support materials via a Dropbox link.

 If you have physical materials to submit, please let us know by emailing LabWorks@New42.org.

Monday, January 24, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre’s NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

The Lucille Lortel Theatre's NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship will support diverse young writers and create an awareness of playwriting as a career. The opportunities provided by this program will encourage NYC public high school students to become the next generation of playwrights.

ELIGIBILITY:

The Fellowship is open to any high school student who is currently enrolled in and attending public high school in one of the five boroughs of New York City at the time of entry.

Seven Fellows will be selected: one from each of the five New York City boroughs, one from a District 75 school and one from a District 79 school.

OPPORTUNITY:

The seven Fellows will each receive
  • A professional staged reading or an online presentation of the Fellow’s play.
  • Individual mentoring from theatre professionals.
  • Publication of the Fellow’s play.
  • A certificate of recognition.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • An original one-act play.
  • Approximately 10 minutes in length.
  • No more than:
    • Ten total pages of dialogue (Times New Roman or Arial font, double spaced)
    • Two scenes
    • Two locations
    • Four characters
Submissions accepted via website here. Applicants must register an account to submit. No submission fee required.

PAST WINNERS:
2021
2020

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

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

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