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Thursday, September 12, 2019

THE NYC WOMEN'S FUND FOR MEDIA, MUSIC AND THEATRE

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The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to administer this Fund, which this year adds music as a category.

The program will provide:

Finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects
Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos
Production funds for live theatre
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000
Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000
Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - 50,000
Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000
Music: Classical/Experimental/Jazz/New Music - $20,000
Music General - $20,000
Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000
In 2019, finishing funds in the combined amount of $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects made by creatives who identify as women.

This is the second round of a $5 million, three-year program made possible through the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre will be available for one additional award cycle opening in Summer 2020 (for 2021).

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be available on Wednesday, July 10 and will close on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2020. View NYC Women's Fund FAQs here, and click below to view guidelines for each project category.

Film Project Guidelines
Music Project Guidelines
Theatre Project Guidelines

Anyone can apply and be awarded a grant regardless of actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, partnership status, marital status, disability (including use of a service animal), race, color, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, military status, or any other class protected by City, State, or Federal law.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Landing Theatre Company seeks full-length plays

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 The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

From August 1 - September 30 The Landing Theatre Company accepts ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­full-length plays for ­­­­­­­­­­­­the New American Voices Playwriting Festival.

Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company's Spring Festival in Houston, Texas.

Selected playwrights must attend the readings.  

A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright.  Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses.

The New American Voices Playwriting Festival is now in partnership with Monologue Bank, a non-profit online organization seeking high caliber monologues from original plays.  Playwrights may be contacted if their work contains any material of interest to Monologue Bank.

There is a $15 fee for submitting, which is used to cover the cost of script processing and to pay selection panelists for their time and expertise. The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

Submission Deadlines

1. Submissions accepted from August 1 - September 30.


Format

1. Selected playwrights must attend the festival.

2. Each playwright will be paired with a local director prior to the festival to prepare for the event.

3. Director will cast the play prior to the festival.

4. Each production will receive at least two rehearsals prior to the official reading.

5. One rehearsal will be scheduled when the playwright can attend.

6. The play will then be read in front of an audience, with a moderated discussion of the play afterwards.


Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Playwright must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America.

2. Play must not have been produced.

3. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.

4. Submission must be received on or before September 30th.

5. Submission must be a minimum of 30 pages long and have a minimum run time of 45 minutes.

6. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.

7. Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Your name and contact information should only be in the submission form.

8. Only one play per playwright per submission period.

9. No musicals, children's plays, or one-person plays.

10. Original scripts only.  No adaptations or works that involve third party rights.

11. Playwrights will only be notified if your play is selected.


SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT FOR CONSIDERATION HERE.  DRAMATISTS GUILD MEMBERS, SUBMIT HERE.

Please contact us at landingtheatresubmissions@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Saturday, September 7, 2019

The Premiere Play Festival 2020

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Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre professionals who we think will respond to their work, in hopes that plays developed at Premiere will go on to subsequent productions. We offer Play Festival winners the option to retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their plays. Additionally, Premiere’s productions are consistently reviewed, scouted by major publishing houses, and honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.

Submissions due DEC 1 2019
   
Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2019 through December 1, 2019. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in March 2020.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2020 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Submission Guidelines

All plays must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2020.
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see the 2020 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF to:  premierestages.submittable.com/submit. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

METZLER NEW WORKS FESTIVAL

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A.D. Players at The George Theater in Houston, TX seeks full length scripts to be developed and presented over the course of the first annual Metzler New Works Festival. The purpose of the festival is to present new American plays and musicals that contribute to the larger cultural understanding of how faith and storytelling can effectively intertwine in alignment with our mission to present and premiere work from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience. Three selected works will be developed over the course of two workshops, followed by a publicly presented staged reading with professional actors and directors; selected playwrights will receive an honorarium, and the possibility of premiering their work at one of the largest theatre companies in the city of Houston.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

  • This opportunity is open to US Playwrights/Librettists/Bookwriters only
  • We are seeking full-length plays (60 pages or more) with a cast size of no more than 15
  • Open to all styles and genres, keeping in mind that A.D. Players’ mission is to produce compelling theatre, from a Christian world-view, that engages a diverse audience. Minor language and challenging content are acceptable
  • A.D. Players at the George Theatre highly encourages individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds, racial and gender identities, and abilities to submit
  • Playwrights are not required to identify as Christian
  • Previous readings and workshops are acceptable
  • Plays previously produced by universities or community theatres (in which artists were not paid) are acceptable


We will NOT accept plays that have received a professional production

If you wish to submit a musical, please submit recordings of the music

Writers must be available to attend the Metzler New Works Festival, March 31-April 4, 2020 in Houston, Texas

Submissions will be capped at 350 plays

The submission period ends August 15, 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT:

We will be employing a blind submissions process. Please do not include any identifying information in your script

Plays must be submitted as a pdf in standard playwriting format saved as “PlayTitle_MNWF2020.pdf” and emailed to Newworks@adplayers.org

Please include a separate cover page with the title, contact information, and a brief biography of the playwright saved as “Last,First_Title_MNWF2020.pdf”

Mailed submissions will not be accepted

A.D. Players at the George will not acknowledge plays submitted with incorrect formatting or identifying information in the script


Saturday, July 27, 2019

Theatre Odyssey 2019 ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

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The fee is waived for members of Dramatists Guild of America — member number required


Short play competition open to U.S. playwrights

The Second Annual One-Act Play Festival will be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 at Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, Florida.

New plays submitted to this competition may come from playwrights anywhere in the U.S. No more than 100 scripts will be accepted for consideration. Plays selected for production will be judged by three experienced theatre professionals, with a $500 prize for Best Play and $300 prize for Runner-Up.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Eligibility | Plays must be the original work of persons who are residents of the U.S. In the case of collaborations, the residency requirement pertains to all authors.

2. Script Requirements:

Length: We are looking for plays that run approximately 25-35 minutes. Exceptions may be made by the Festival Committee for works deemed exceptionally creative or original.
Structure: Although not a requirement, preferential consideration will be given to plays in one scene and/or a single setting.

Cast: No more than 6 actors. (More characters are allowed if actors may double.) A list of characters with a brief physical description of each must be included on the Entry Form.

Genre: Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue — but no musicals or plays for children.
Technical Limitation: Play settings should be simple, suitable for small stage or black box theatre, requiring very minimal furniture and limited technical effects.

Format: PDF or Microsoft Word, prepared using standard formatting for a stage play*.

Anonymity: The author’s name must not appear on any of the pages, allowing the script to be initially evaluated anonymously. Pages should be numbered.

3. Originality: We seek plays that are new, inventive, fresh, and not an adaptation of work by another author. The play may have been workshopped or presented as a reading prior to entry in the competition, but must be unpublished and not previously performed before a paying audience in Florida. The online Entry Form requires your agreement to each of the following points before a script can be submitted:

I affirm that the attached script is my original work and is not based on or adapted from any other work, including but not limited to novels, short stories, screenplays, teleplays, other theatrical scripts, or from musical forms such as opera, contemporary music or musical theater

I affirm that my play has not been published and has never been performed before a paying audience in Florida.

I understand that if my play is selected I will be interviewed by Theatre Odyssey to confirm the originality of the work and that other steps will be taken to confirm my statements.

I understand that violation of these rules will disqualify my play for consideration and entry fee will not be returned.

I understand Theatre Odyssey will make final production decisions based on the quality of the work and practicality of production, and such decisions shall be final.

4. Submission Limit: One play per playwright.

5. Submission Fee: Entry fee is $10, payable via PayPal. (The fee is waived for members of Dramatists Guild of America — member number required.) If your play is selected for production, you will be expected to provide a brief (150-word) biography, a JPG high-resolution photo, and a brief synopsis of the play which may be used in marketing and promotion.

6. Deadline: Completed Entry Form, uploaded script and submission fee must be received by August 15, 2019. No more than 100 scripts will be accepted. With our receipt of the one hundredth script, no further entries will be considered.

7. Uploading: Plays may only be submitted electronically via the online Entry Form.

8. Selection: The play selection process begins with evaluation by our team of readers, who will independently score each play according to their assessment of plot, character, dialogue, language, theatricality and their own emotional response.

9. Performance: Plays selected as finalists will be staged as full productions at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, Florida, and will be adjudicated by three theatre professionals. Winners will be announced following the final performance. Playwright attendance is welcomed but not required.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program 2019

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The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program offers two or four week residencies to emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work.

2002 artist resident Coral Lambert conducted a public cast iron event and outdoor sculpture exhibition, including work made through public sculpture workshops.

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program is unique in that it provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation, with staff working with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes “place-based work” as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place; it can be a new project, or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The 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.

TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2020 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is 12 p.m. (noon) CST on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. 

Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 13, 2019 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 September 30, 2019.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on Lanesboro Arts website. Complete program details are below. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 507-467-2446 or adam@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.

ABOUT LANESBORO ARTS
Lanesboro Arts is a non-profit, multidisciplinary arts organization working to weave the arts into the social and municipal fabric of Lanesboro, MN. Lanesboro Arts works closely with local government and cross-sector partners to activate the people and places of Lanesboro, making Lanesboro a national model for revitalizing and sustaining a small town. Lanesboro Arts has been recognized by ArtPlace America, Americans for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts; and in 2014 Lanesboro Arts was a recipient of a Bush Prize for Community Innovation.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Jest Fest Seeks Ten-Minute Comedies by Oregon Playwrights

Oregon Jest Fest seeks ten-minute comedies by Oregon playwrights. Playwrights may submit a total of two plays. There is no fee for submitting. There is no fee for submitting.

Previously produced or published plays are eligible, as long as the submitting playwright owns all rights to the play.

The play must be no longer than ten pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

No monologues, nudity, musicals, or children’s plays.

Plays are restricted to 5 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming.

Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium. No other remuneration will be provided, and any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Plays should be submitted in standard play format via email only in PDF format with a title page. A short synopsis is appreciated. Please list all casting flexibility.

The subject line of your email should include your name and the title of the play (e.g., Shakespeare; King Lear). Please include a brief bio and production history in the body of your email.

Blind submissions. The submission shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address on a separate title page; the script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations. Your name must not appear on the script.

The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name of Play]” and "Title Page [Name of Play].”

Submission period opens on July 15, 2019. Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Pacific Time, August 31, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems. 

Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges, and selection does not guarantee production. The producers may delete, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

We will contact you by October 15, 2019 if your play is selected; Oregon Jest Fest will be held from 1/23/2020 through 2/3/2020 (Fri-Sat-Sun only) in Ashland, Oregon.

Entering playwrights grant the producers permission to perform the play as needed during the festival run, and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production. All other rights remain with the playwright.

Please email your submission to: oregonjestfest@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

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

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South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred,
15 mins maximum) Halloween plays for its Tri-State Theatre Festival: Halloween Edition.
The event will take place October 18-20, 2019 in Spring Lake, NJ.

This event is an offshoot of SSPs popular Tri-State Theater Festival and serves as an
artistic fundraiser. All proceeds go to SSP to support the theatre’s commitment to producing
high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for the 2019-20 season…
and beyond.

Submission Rules and Process:
  • Seeking original comedic & dramatic Halloween-themed short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).
  • Plays must be Halloween-themed, which includes, but is not limited to, plays about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, headless horsemen… pretty much anything and everything Halloween… however, all plays must be family-friendly, PG-rated.
  • Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.
  • Plays must 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 his or her play be chosen for the festival.
  • Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019, 11:59pm.
  • For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

South Street Players 9th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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

South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred,
15 mins maximum) plays for its 9th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place October 11-13, 2019 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 must 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 his or her play be chosen for the festival.
  • Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019, 11:59pm.
  • For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

EST/Youngblood

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DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 15, 2019

EST/Youngblood is currently accepting applications for membership beginning in the 2019-2020 season. Applications are open to New York City metro area resident playwrights under 30 years old. Membership includes attendance at all weekly meetings, monthly (or more frequent) performances, readings and retreats. There is no set term of membership, and members often stay through the season that includes their 30th birthday. If you have any questions, please contact youngblood@ensemblestudiotheatre.org

Application Requirements
Please complete the form online and include the following materials:

WRITING SAMPLE - up to 25 pages. This can be part of a longer piece or a one-act. Send whatever you think best represents where you are as a playwright right now.

LETTER - The "why Youngblood" letter. Tell us about yourself and why you are interested in membership in the group.

RESUME - Your current playwriting resume.

FULL-LENGTH PLAY - A completed full-length play in its entirety. Note: this can be the full play from which the initial 25 pages was excerpted, or an entirely different piece. In most cases, this additional material will only be read if you are selected as a finalist.

Application Instructions:

Combine the above items, in that order (sample, letter, resume, full-length), into a single PDF file.

The file name should be your last name and first initial - i.e., TOLAN_R.pdf.

Upload the PDF file using the Upload link online.

Friday, July 5, 2019

New Dramatists Residency 2019 Application

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DEADLINE: MONDAY, JULY 22, 2019 @ 5PM EDT

Applications for the 2019-2020 Admissions Cycle will be accepted online during the submission window. To begin your application, click the button at the bottom of this page, which will be active on July 1. Once the window closes, we will not accept any more applications. New Dramatists staff reviews submissions for completeness in the order they are received, so it is in your best interest to submit well before the deadline.

All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for residency if they are able to meet the submission requirements, including 2 full-length original plays, a statement of intent, and a biography or resume.

Download and read the 2019-2020 Guidelines for Resident Company and 2019-2020 Application Information documents at the bottom of this page BEFORE beginning your application. Each year, in an effort to be responsive to recommendations from the selection panel and evolution in the theatre field, New Dramatists staff reviews and makes changes to our admissions process. Please read all materials carefully.

2019-2020 APPLICATION STEP-BY-STEP

THE ONLINE FORM

Click the “Begin Application” button at the bottom of this page. You will be prompted to set up an account. There are 7 tabs to complete, and you may save your work and return to the online form at any time until you click “Submit Your Application”.

Tab 1) Eligibility
You will be asked to verify your citizenship or permanent work status from the USCIS.

Tab 2) Name & Address
Enter your contact information in the form.

Tab 3) Letter of Intent
Enter or Copy-and-Paste a Statement of Intent the equivalent length of up to but no longer than a one-page letter. The Statement of Intent is introduced at the final meeting. At this point in the process, both of your plays have been read by the entire committee, who are tasked with intuiting who you are as a writer through your work. The statement is an opportunity for them to hear directly from you. Questions that are often lingering at this stage include: Why did you choose these plays to submit? How would you benefit from and serve the ND playwright community? Why now? What compels you to write for the theatre?

Tab 4) Playwright/Artistic Bio, Resume or CV
You have the options to upload, enter, or copy-and-paste a professional biography or resume.

GUIDELINES FOR SCRIPTS

Tab 5) Play A
Tab 6) Play B
You will be prompted to upload your “A” play and your “B” play on separate tabs. All “A” plays are read. As applicants advance through the process, their “B” plays are read.

Upload a Stand-Alone Title Page for each play that includes your full name and contact information. Optional: we suggest you include a brief summary of the play in this document to help panelists recall your work, after having read over 100 scripts.

Upload “Blind Copies” of Two Original Full-Length Works (Plays and/or Libretti-i.e., books of musicals). Each submission must be a single work that constitutes a full evening of theatre. For example, a 90-minute play without an intermission is a full-length work.
-Please do not put any identifying information in the script documents. Identifying information includes: your name, contact information, production/development histories, awards, your agent, hyperlinks, actors/production team, etc.
-Please include a character list.
-Every script page must be numbered.
-Every script page must include the play’s title.

Please Do Not Submit:
-Short one-act plays or 10-minute plays, whether collected or alone.
-Recommendation letters.
-Translations of previously published material.
-Screenplays and/or teleplays.
-Plays in hard copy or published formats.

SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION

Tab 7) Submit Application
Read and agree to our privacy policy. Click “Submit Your Application”. After you complete this step, you will no longer be able to make changes to your application. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Your application is submitted by the deadline if you receive this confirmation email by 5pm EDT on July 22, 2018.

Supplemental Music Samples-OPTIONAL: You may submit music samples to accompany a libretto in order to showcase the style and tone of the larger work. Please do not submit music in place of the book, and please note past admissions committees have often found libretti less competitive than plays. Once you submit your completed application, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the new form. You may submit up to five tracks (mp3 or m4a accepted). Please be prepared to upload all files in one session.

Notification Status notifications are sent on a rolling basis: the first round of letters goes out in January/February, the second round of letters goes out in
March/April, and the final round of letters goes out in May.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Fresh Fruit Festival 10-Minute Play Contest

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Open to New York City residents. At our main venue: The Wild Project on Monday July 15. **Please submit in first Email:

  • A 1-paragraph description/synopsis of play, including listing of props you will be bringing in. (No Set Pieces other than what we provide)
  • Number in Cast (must be more than 1)
  • Estimated run-time (must be 10-minutes or less)
  • Performance history if any
  • 7 will be selected on the basis of representing LGBT life; priority is given to new or unperformed work.

All 7 selected will each receive a $25 travel stipend.

Winners will be selected by a) Audience Vote, and b) judges vote.

The 2 winners will each receive a $100 author’s award.

All submissions are entered into the Festival’s official activities for annual award consideration, and eligible for our discounts at all major rehearsal studios.

There will be common set pieces available (various stock tables and chairs, some cubes, etc.) There is a very complete rep lighting plot available (we program and run for you). Sound available if run by YOUR stage manager; Please keep sound cues FEW and SIMPLE. You will have a 15-minute “tech” to set cues (and run if time permits!) during: 2:30 – 5 pm on Monday July 15th.  Performance begins at 6 pm. Audience admission $12 cash at the box office. Box Office will also honor all Festival passes and Multi-Ticket season passes.

SEND ENTRIES TO: WORDS@AllOutArts.Net

Include your full contact information: Name, Address, Phone, Email.   Please spread the word to other authors; we reserve the right to cancel the event if fewer than 5 entries.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Urbanite Theatre: Modern Works Festival seeks plays by women

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The submission window is now open.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2019

Click here to submit your play.
You must have a Google account to submit via Google Forms.

Festival Performance Dates:
October 8-13, 2019
Sarasota, FL

Playwright Eligibility:
Seeking work from emerging and established female and female-identifying playwrights. Playwrights must be available to attend the festival in Sarasota, FL, including rehearsals, to be considered for selection (October 5 - 13) 

Travel and housing is provided.

No Entry Fee
Festival Awards:
Winner $3,000 (1)
Finalist $500 (2)
Travel, housing and per diem provided for all three finalists.

Submission Rules and Requirements:

Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Urbanite’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce.  Urbanite Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:
  • Submissions must be from female or female-identifying playwrights.
  • Playwrights must reside in the United States. 
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • No musicals, translations, or adaptations.
  • Full-length plays only (at least 60 minutes)
  • Plays must require five performers or fewer.
  • Quality, female-identifying roles must be well-represented.
  • Plays must include a contact page and character breakdown.
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Any plays that do not follow these requirements will be dismissed.
  • Playwrights must be available to attend festival, including rehearsals, in Sarasota to be considered for selection (October 5 - 13). Housing, transportation and per diem will be provided to finalists.
Festival Rules and Guidelines:
  • Three finalists will be chosen to participate in the Modern Works Festival. 
  • Finalists will be selected by panel of readers and notified by Urbanite Theatre on August 12, 2019. 
  • The volume of submissions will prevent us from providing individual feedback.
  • ONLY finalist playwrights will be contacted. 
  • Plays that have been previously submitted to the Urbanite Theatre or the Modern Works Festival are not eligible to be submitted again.
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director and cast, a table read, 12 rehearsal hours, a staged reading with a total of three public performances, and facilitated post-show talkbacks. 
  • Each finalist play will be assigned a play development mentor to work with before, and during the festival.
  • Finalist playwrights are required to participate, in person, at the festival, if selected. Travel will be provided ($600 transportation limit), and local housing within walking distance to the theatre will be provided. A car is not provided at this time.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play.  
  • Winner of festival will receive a $3,000 prize. 
  • The two remaining finalists will each receive an award of $500.
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 300 scripts are received.
  • Winner will be chosen by a group of panelists in conjunction with an audience vote and will be announced October 13, 2019. 

Saturday, June 15, 2019

RELENTLESS AWARD

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The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.
What we are looking for:
• Plays that are challenging.
• Plays that exhibit fearlessness.
• Plays that are not mainstream.
• Plays that exude passion.
• Plays that are relentlessly truthful.

The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first-time playwrights, playwrights of color, and playwrights of all gender identifications.
Prize:
• The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000.
• The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service.
• The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm.
• The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States.
• When the winning play is selected, Finalists and Semifinalists will also be named. Here's a list of past Relentless Award winners, finalists, and semifinalists.

Deadlines:
2019 submissions open on May 1, 2019. The deadline is June 15, 2019. Please join our mailing list to receive updates once that information is live.

Eligibility/Criteria for Submission:
• Play must be unproduced.
• Authors must have either United States citizenship, possess a green card, or currently reside in the United States and have lived here for at least four years.
• Plays with a producer, producing organization, or theater attached for future production are not eligible.
• One-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible.
• The author must be at least 21 years old.

How to submit your play:
When submissions open, there will be link to Submittable.com at the bottom of this page that you can use to submit your play.

• NOTE: please DO NOT have your name or other identifying info (email/phone number) on any of your manuscript pages. Please also exclude agent info, development info, and dedications. This will preserve the author's anonymity for the judges.

• Please provide your script file in pdf (rather than Word documents), with the title format: TITLE OF PLAY.pdf. Do not include your name in the file script title.

• You'll receive confirmation that your script has been received. As submissions are processed manually, please allow up to two weeks to receive this confirmation.

For even more information:

Friday, June 14, 2019

Rebel Theater Company WeFest - 10-minute plays

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REBEL THEATER COMPANY is seeking diverse Brooklyn-based playwrights to submit new works for their Inaugural WeFest - 10 Minute Political Play Festival.

The WeFest is built around inclusion and celebrates the rich diversity of Brooklyn, New York. The Festival will present Staged Readings of new plays from twelve diverse Brooklyn-based playwrights who have created pieces that focus on political movements or moments of the last decade. The WeFest is presented by Rebel Theatre and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn Branch of the NAACP and will be presented at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn.   We encourage playwrights to apply with directors as writers will not be allowed to direct their own work. When choosing your director please keep in mind that we are seeking diversity in all creative roles.

If you are selected for the Festival you will be required to pay a $25 entrance fee. You, along with your director will cast the play and rehearse on your own time. You will receive a small tech period the day before the Festival begins. The play will receive two performance opportunities over the weekend of August 2-4, 2019. The “Best Play” will receive a small honorarium, certificate and 3 hours of free rehearsal time at Triskelion Arts.   To submit please follow the link below to fill out the application. We will not take submissions via email, only throught the link.

Please note that we require a blind copy of the play which should consist only of a Title Page with no author information, Character/Setting Page, the play in 12-pt size font with page numbers on either the top right or bottom right corners. Plays submitted not blindly will be disqualified. Plays that do not deal with political movements or moments of the last decade will not be eligible.     www.RebelTheater.com

TO SUBMIT: https://forms.gle/haSyQKrUZZzv7Tuw8

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The Vermont Playwrights Circle - Ten-minute play

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Postmark deadline July 1, 2019

  • Plays can be accepted by Mail only at 32 Main Street #184, Montpelier, VT 05602
  • 2019 FantasyFest: A TenFest Halloween Extravaganza”. For the first time ever, our program will include only of the fantastic, the weird and the wonderful. Specifically, we are looking for plays of a speculative nature, dealing with fantasy, fairy tales, science fiction, and horror. Well, it is Halloween weekend. Plays must deal with this theme to be eligible.
  • will be going up on October 31st and run through November 3rd
  • Our Ten-minute play festival produces 10 winning plays a year. 
  • Playwrights must either live currently in Vermont or have lived in Vermont at any point in their lives for at least 3 months consecutively.

We also recommend you include the following:

  1. A ten-minute play is usually no longer than 8-10 typed pages. We are now stricter about running time and will time your play before passing it along to our readers. Please read your script aloud to check the time. Remember to add time for any non-verbal actions. Please do not send us a play that you know is longer even though you have squeezed it into 10 pages.
  2. Only plays with five or fewer characters will be considered. Please note that we tend to have many more women actors than men, so plays with roles for women (or that can be cast as any/either gender) are encouraged.
  3. Although, of course, there are exceptions, especially in dealing with the fantastic, please keep in mind that some of the very best ten-minute plays of any genre take place in one scene, with one set, in one continuous time span, i.e., without time lapses.
  4. Simple sets with limited set pieces are encouraged and appreciated. This helps facilitate quick set changes between plays. Remember much of the fantastic is there in the audience’s imagination.
  5. Only one ten-minute play per author will be accepted.
  6. Previously staged or published plays as well as re-submissions will be accepted. Please double check that you have followed all the guidelines and have made significant revisions if necessary to comply with any changed guidelines.
  7. Format for submissions:
  • Please submit FOUR titled copies of the script, typed and in standard play format, such as http://playwrightscentersf.org/submissions/docs/PCSFPlayFormat2012.pdf. Use a font such as Courier, Arial, or Times, 12-point, with one-inch margins.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear on any pages of the script. However, the title of the play and pagination SHOULD most definitely be included on all pages.
  • Include the playwright’s name and contact information on a separate cover page only. No bound scripts. A simple staple in the top left hand corner will suffice.
  • Submit a one-page sheet with a full character listing, including a brief description of each character, synopsis of no more than 50-75 words, and a single tag line (ex: Two artists meet in a park, confusion ensues)
      8. There is no reading/submission fee.
      9. Playwrights will be notified on or near September 1st, 2019

Sunday, June 2, 2019

A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers

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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 qualifying 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 by email or by calling 800-333-7262.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Generations 2020

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In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 15, 2019.

Please read carefully before submitting.

The winning playwright will receive

  • a week-long workshop residency in Boulder, Colorado, from January 6-11, 2020, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
  • the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
  • a stipend for travel and lodging;
  • a $500 prize; and
  • a $500 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.
  • During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading.

Specific date arrangements will be made directly with the winning playwright, but the playwright must be available to be in residence in Boulder for at least five consecutive days during the window of January 6-11, 2020.

Entry Guidelines:
Plays must be full-length scripts, submitted by playwrights with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline
Each playwright is limited to submission of one script for consideration. 
Plays must be in the English language. Playwrights must be U.S. residents. 
No musicals will be accepted.  
We will not reconsider scripts that have already been submitted to this competition in previous years. 
Scripts that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or that have been published are ineligible. 
Scripts may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of June 15, 2019. 
We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production. The winning play will receive full consideration for production in an upcoming season.

The application deadline is June 15, 2019, or when our 250-script submission cutoff is reached. Our winning playwright will be notified by October 15, 2019.

The submission form will require you to submit a blind copy of your full script as a PDF file. Please do not include your name anywhere in the sample file. The biographical and demographic info you submit will not be referenced during the selection process.

Selection process:
In our initial reading round, we read the first 20 pages of a script. Script excerpts nominated by two readers continue to the semi-finalist round, in which two readers read the full scripts and complete thorough reader responses. Highly regarded scripts become finalists. Our full committee reads all finalist scripts, then advises our producing artistic director in selecting the winning play.

FAQ’s:
Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we do not provide feedback on submitted scripts during or after the competition. We will confirm that an initial submission has been received, and notify applicants of the competition winner.

Due to available program funding and staff capacity, we will not consider scripts from grandparents or others who are not currently custodial parents of a child 18 years of age or younger. We hope to be able to expand our program to additional generations in future years, but at this time our focus is on assisting playwrights with young families.

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Florida Theatrical Association announces the 2019 New Musical Discovery Series.

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Aspiring writers from around the country are encouraged to submit their new works, which will be reviewed by a panel of theatre professionals, including renowned directors, writers, producers and performers. The panel will select one work that will each receive a staged reading, and one final winner will receive a workshop presented of their piece featuring local directors and talent. The Discovery Series will also include talkbacks for students and audiences with the playwrights and directors.

The deadline to submit musicals for consideration is 5/20/19 . 

Playwrights must be available September 13-20, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must include: A cover letter A history of the musical’s development A synopsis Full script A CD or flash drive with at least six songs from the production (can be a very basic recording) *Please note that materials will not be returned.

Electronic Submission can also be emailed to kennyhoward@floridatheatrical.org.

Mailing Address
FTA
100 S. Eola Drive, Ste. 200
Orlando, FL 32801

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship

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PLAYWRITING GUIDELINES

We encourage emerging playwrights to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights. An applicant’s status as an emerging playwright is evaluated during the adjudication process.

One playwright will be selected to receive:
• A grant in the amount of $7,500
• A one-season (September – June) artistic residency at New Dramatists, Inc. in New York City (For Award recipients living outside of the New York metro area, your on-site residency can be adapted according to your schedule with reimbursement provided for transportation costs to/from New York.)
• Inclusion of the winning script in New Dramatists’ library
• Advocacy for the recipient and their script to New York and National theatre communities for the duration of the fellowship, including opportunities to gather with the Princess Grace community, New Dramatists writers, and other theatre professionals
• Mentorship from a New Dramatists resident playwright for the duration of the fellowship
• Opportunity for winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

Submission requirements:
• All candidates must be United States citizens or have permanent resident status.
• Eligible playwrights must not have had more than 3 public productions of their full-length plays mounted by a producing theatre.

Developmental readings and workshops, university productions, and self-productions are admissible.

You must submit one unpublished, full-length play (A full-length play is a single play that constitutes a full evening of theater. For example, a 90-minute intermissionless play is a full-length play.)
• There is no restriction on subject matter
• Co-written material will not be accepted
• No adaptations of previously published material

The Foundation is looking to identify and support original, authentic, unheard voices in the theater. The panel will consider the submitted play in terms of the originality of the storytelling, quality, and offering of new perspectives.

APPLICATION STEP-BY-STEP

Submission Window: February 15-March 15, 2019 6PM EDT

To begin your application, click on the “Begin Application” button on the web site. You will be asked to create a username and enter your email address. Once you have clicked “Submit,” you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in. From this point forward, you will be guided through a simple process collecting all of your admissions materials in seven easy steps:

1. Log in. You will be asked to confirm you are a US Citizen, or permanent resident, and to certify that you are an early-career artist.

2. Fill in your full name, address, and phone number.

3. Upload your playwriting resume.

4. Upload one full-length work (play or book of a musical) (The following files may be used: txt, pdf, doc, docx, rtf).

5. Upload your personal statement.

6. Enter the name and email of a reference. If you are selected to advance to the final round in June, we will email your reference directly with a brief questionnaire.

7. Review your application, and click “Submit Your Application” to complete the process. You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.

You may save your application at any point and return to it later
before submitting. Once the application

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