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Friday, September 25, 2020

Fresh Ink Call for Plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2020 12:00pm (noon) Central Time 



The Public Theater of San Antonio

• There is no submission fee
• Only the first 50 submissions will be considered
• Two scripts will be selected to each receive 4 performances at The Public Theater in June, 2021
• Winners will be announced April 1, 2021
• Playwrights of selected works will receive $300 or 7% of the ticket proceeds to performances of their work, whichever is greater
Submission Criteria

• We encourage entries by U.S. playwrights of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

• Musicals are not eligible at this time.

• Plays intended for young audiences are not eligible at this time.

• Submissions may have had readings but not have had a prior production.

• Submissions must be in standard format: 12-point font, standard font such as Times New Roman or Courier.

• Submissions must be written in English.

• Submissions must be "blind" with no playwright identification anywhere within the uploaded file.

Cast size is limited to 1 for the 2020-2021 Season (Please note the 1 cast member may play multiple roles.) 

• Anticipated run time must be no less than 50 minutes and no more than 120 minutes

• Professional submissions please. Edit for spelling, punctuation and grammar. Use standard play formatting. If in doubt please use Dramatist’s Guild guidelines, found at the following link 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

44th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: October 16, 2020

Pay-what-you-can application fees. If you’d like to request a Fee Waiver, please email literary@playwrightsfoundation.org Thank you! 


Our organization’s maximum capacity for reading is 750 plays. We may close the application process before the October 16th, 2020 deadline if we reach that number, so please apply early. The link to apply will go live on September 4th, 2020, please check back then.

New for this year: Due to the economic hardship impacting our industry from shutdowns because of Covid-19, application fees are Pay What You Can. After uploading your application and script, you will be prompted to a separate form for an application fee. Suggested range ($5-30). If you’d like to request a Fee Waiver, please email literary@playwrightsfoundation.org Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a part of Playwrights Foundation’s programming. Playwrights Foundation supports and champions contemporary playwrights in the creation of new works to sustain theater as a vital, dynamic art form.

Every season, we assess a high volume of plays, and we strive to create a process which is equitable and fair to all who apply. Every script will be read fully twice by readers on our National Committee, which are composed of professionals who are advocates and allies of new work. Before any decisions are made regarding our Semi-Finalists round, multiple staff members will evaluate each writer’s individual development goals and resumes.

As one of the leading play development centers in the U.S. with a long history, Playwrights Foundation fosters the creative process of playmaking by sustaining a commitment to the playwright, whom we regard as the creative wellspring of the theater. The organization has a deep familiarity with the work of a large range of playwrights, and work to connect those writers with creative producers interested in new play production. Special attention is given to Bay Area writers, emerging writers of any age, BIPOC and other historically marginalized writers.

You may have questions about applying, including if this opportunity is the right one for you. Our staff welcomes these questions and we are in contact with the Dramatists Guild and LMDA regarding best practices for our organization. We hope you have a good experience engaging with us, as you entrust us with reading and evaluating your latest new play. We welcome writers of all ages, backgrounds and identities, and celebrate both national and local writers.

We invite playwrights to apply for the 44th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, where ultimately, four to five plays will be chosen for development. The reading process spans several months and everyone who applies will receive notification of their status before we announce BAPF’s 2021 summer festival.

Applications for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival are open to any playwrights living in North America and writing primarily in English (multilingual plays are accepted) who consider themselves either an emerging writer (of any age) or mid-career playwright. 

Playwrights Foundation is strongly committed to developing the work of emerging and mid-career writers, and we offer other opportunities for more established playwrights and long-time alums to continue sharing work with us.

Applications must be full-length, unproduced and original plays in PDF form. We do accept adaptations, but not translations. Plays that have previously received a workshop or university production are considered unproduced.

Only one application is allowed per playwright. If you were selected for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival we ask you observe a one-year hiatus from applying for the festival. Playwrights can submit a new draft of a play they previously submitted during one additional submission cycle. We will not accept new drafts of plays that have been submitted in at least two previous submission cycles. We do not accept musicals at this time.

We define those terms as follows:

‘Emerging’ refers to playwrights who are relatively early in their careers – student, recent playwriting program graduate (up to 3 years), and older dramatists who have had 0-3 professional (paid) productions of their work. You can be emerging at any age and we celebrate that.
‘Mid-career’ as playwrights who have received more than 3 professional productions, and who are generally working professional playwrights, but not yet fully established with multiple regional LORT productions. We are looking for a mix of career experiences to create a cohort, so all writers are welcome. 

‘Unproduced scripts’ we follow the Dramatists Guild’s definition as “a script that has not been “professionally” produced. Readings, staged readings, AEA workshops, development productions, amateur productions, concert versions, etc.” are not professional productions.
‘Full-length’— We ask that your scripts are a minimum of 60 pages in length, but if it is shorter and you know that it does take more than an hour of stage time, simply email our literary team to ask if it is eligible. We are not a 10-Minute play nor One-Act play contest, but looking for more substantial dramaturgy of interest to producing theatre seasons.

Playwrights chosen for the festival will be paired with an artistic team composed of a professional dramaturg, director, and actors, and other artists as needed. The lead artistic team members will go on a 3-day retreat the weekend prior to the festival, and will subsequently receive two staged readings over two weeks, each one separated by five to six days for rehearsals and rewrites. Local and national producers, theater artists and the general public are invited to the festival to see the staged readings and meet the playwrights.

We want to emphasize that the public staged readings are not intended as a showcase for a finished play, and the readings are advertised to our audiences as rehearsals rather than performances; our festival actively fosters the creative process of playmaking, and not “finishing” the work before the public reading. We equally value the creative work in the room and the public readings as opportunities to advance each individual playwright’s developmental goals. Our organization also values connecting playwrights to creative partners and producers.

Checklist before applying:


  • A full-length Script in PDF form, titled LastNameFirstName_PlayTitle_DraftDate
  • Resume in PDF form, titled LastNameFIrstName_Resume
  • A list of three Development Goals (500 words max)
  • A 1-2 sentence synopsis of your play
  • You are a playwright living in North America writing primarily in English (Multilingual plays accepted).
  • You have read our website and acknowledge the defined terms.
  • Application fees will be prompted at the end, and are Pay What You Can. If you would like to request a Fee Waiver, please contact literary@playwrightsfoundation.org

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Lift Every Voice Black Women Speak Monologue Festival

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Deadline: November 15, 2020 midnight EST

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, understands that black female playwrights are underserved when it comes to the production of their work. We are holding a call for black female playwrights from the United States to submit monologues that reflect their personal experience. These monologues will be presented by Fantasy Theatre Factory in February, 2021 during Black History Month. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected.


Submission Guidelines:

-Submissions accepted from female black playwrights who reside in the United States.

-Two submissions per writer maximum.

-The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.

-Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2020; midnight EST.

-Monologue should read between 2 and 5 minutes.

-Preferred format is PDF

-On the cover page, indicate name, address, phone and email address.

Email scripts to: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

FWO Libretto Workshop seeks submissions

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Deadline: September 14, 2020 at midnight

Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop is an exciting exploration of operatic storytelling, and the eighth installment of the company’s innovative new works showcase. Led by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning librettist and lyricist Mark Campbell, this two-night online event will be held in front of a live Zoom audience. While the first seven installments of Frontiers highlighted thrilling new unproduced works-in-progress, the company’s latest workshop strips away the musical elements and focusses entirely upon the text of new operas in-the-making. In addition to Mr. Campbell’s presence, FWO’s workshop will feature a distinguished panel of librettists, composers, directors, and artists, including Héctor Armienta, Nicole Brooks, Octavio Cardenas, Blythe Gaissert, Alison Moritz, Rachel J. Peters, Kelley Rourke, and Talise Trevigne.

In creating this program, Fort Worth Opera wanted to provide librettists with a platform for dramaturgical development and assure the industry and opera lovers everywhere that the storytellers within this incredible art form would not be neglected during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company continues its commitment to supporting the creation of new works, and Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop will provide librettists with an exclusive opportunity to hone their craft. Not only will they experience passages of their libretto performed by professional actors, but they will receive real-time feedback from some of the top creative minds in opera. Librettists will also be able to obtain a recording of the Zoom workshop to assist them further in their compositional process.

This collaborative series is presented free of charge to all participating librettists and auditors. Donations of any amount are encouraged and accepted in support of Fort Worth Opera’s educational programming. Click HERE to learn more.

SUBMISSION INFO (SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED AUGUST 19 - SEPTEMBER 14, 2020)

Librettists from the Americas (citizens or residents of North, Central, and South America, as well as associated territories) are eligible and invited to submit a libretto. All application materials must be submitted electronically through the Frontiers web portal. Six libretti will be selected and showcased. Works not selected will not be automatically reconsidered for future showcases.

Submissions will be accepted through Monday, September 14, 2020, at midnight. On Tuesday, September 29, six librettists will be chosen, and the winning selections will be publicly announced. Only completed libretti will be considered. Due to the online forum of this workshop, libretti must be in English, and submissions must include a synopsis. There is no fee for submissions. Fort Worth Opera retains the right to select fewer than six works for the showcase.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Ensemble Playwright Lab Residency

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Deadline: August 24, 2020


The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program in which the playwright engages with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work; which will be presented to the public at the end of the residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall & Winter. Two playwrights, one for each residency, will be selected to work with our ensemble once a week, for a total of 21 hours of collaboration and discovery.

And the best part? The EPL is FREE to the playwrights!

Each residency is uniquely tailored to provide playwrights with the opportunity to collaborate closely with LOM’s artistic directors and professional multi-disciplinary ensemble.

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.
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The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright

Submission Guidelines
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 of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. 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 action.

This season, for the first time ever, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). 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 2 public Zoom showings and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

All meetings, rehearsals, and showings will take place on Zoom. Therefore, playwrights should have a strong interest in working on pieces within this format.

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 or have lived in NYC in the past 12 months,
  • who are able to attend all required sessions on Zoom
  • -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
Submissions Open: Friday, July 24th, 2020
Submissions Close: Monday, August 24th, 2020
Interviews: September 8th - September 18th, 2020
Finalists Notified: September 25th, 2020

Fall 2020 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
​October 12, 2020, (Indigenous Peoples Day) Mon 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 19, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, October 26, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 2, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 9, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, November 16, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #1)
Friday, November 20, 2020 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #2 & talkback)
Monday, November 23,2020 1:30pm-4:30pm (wrap session)

Winter 2021 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
Monday, February 1, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 8, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 15, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, February 22, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, March 1, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Monday, March 8, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm
Thursday, March 11, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #1)
Friday, March 12, 2021 1:30pm-5:00pm & 6:00pm-9:30pm (showing #2 & talkback)
Monday, March 15, 2021 1:30pm-4:30pm (wrap session)

Sunday, August 9, 2020

The Storefront Theatre 8th annual 10-minute play festival

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Deadline: August 15, 2020 Midnight

Open to playwrights with U.S citizenship or Permanent Residency

The Storefront Theatre is accepting submissions for our 8th annual 10-minute play festival. Like all theatres at this time, we are uncertain as to the future but we’re going to take a chance that by next March, we will be able to present the plays on stage as live concert readings. If that isn’t possible, then we will present online as a video recording or live-stream.

A blind panel of judges with broad theatre experience will select 8-10 plays to be presented as concert readings and will choose a first place winner who will receive a cash award of $75.00.

Guidelines:
  • Recently read plays are acceptable; published or produced plays are not
  • No musicals
  • No plays requiring children or teens in the cast
  • No more than 2 characters with minimal set up and few stage directions
  • Plays should be intended for a general audience
  • Please use a standard format and font size no smaller than 12 point and no color other than black
  • One submission per playwright in Word or PDF

Please submit by email as follows:
The subject line should contain ONLY the title of the play – no other words, letters, numbers, or symbols:
• Example subject line: Pedro’s Revenge
The body of the email must include the title of the play and the playwright’s contact information:
• playwright’s name
• mailing address
• phone(s)
• email
Do not send contact information as an attachment to the email.

Attach the play to the email:
The title of the play must match the title in the subject line.
• Example subject line: Pedro’s Revenge.
• Example attached play title: Pedro’s Revenge
The attached file should include cast and script
Do not include your name and/or contact information on the attached play. These are blind submissions. If your name appears on the title page or any other page of the script, it will be disqualified

By submitting, you are agreeing to all terms described above. Submissions that fail to meet these guidelines will not be accepted.

Submissions deadline:
Midnight – Saturday, August 15

Award-winning playwrights and all playwrights to be included in the festival reading will be notified by December 31, 2020.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Charles Rowan Beye NEW PLAY COMMISSION

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Deadline: July 31, 2020
Presented by Urbanite Theatre

In honor of one of the earliest, most impactful and devoted Urbanite supporters, we are dedicating an annual new play commission to our dear friend Charlie Beye, who passed away earlier this year.

Along with his husband Richard Deppe, Charlie adored new work, provocative themes and challenging humor. He had a talent for illuminating the social and cultural importance of each production, and regularly wrote Urbanite blisteringly funny, poignant responses to each production, which staff members anticipated as much as reviews from critics.

To celebrate his legacy, we invite early to mid-career playwrights to apply for a $2000 commission for a new work. There will be two proposals selected.

Questions? Email us at submissions@urbanitetheatre.com

For our inaugural commission, submissions for this award are open only to writers of color.

Commissions:

Two proposals will be awarded commissions of $2000 each.
To apply, a playwright must submit:
• A one-page play proposal for a new, full-length, unwritten work
• A one-page resume
• One of your finished plays, for reference only

Free-form proposals for new plays must:

• Investigate a pressing social or cultural issue
• Utilize four performers or fewer
• Explain the use of singular, flexible or representational scenic demands
• Demonstrate how the use of humor will play a role in your script
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Eligibility Rules:

• Submissions may only be from playwrights of color
• Playwrights must reside in the United States
• One submission per playwright

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.


CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

(Must have a Google Account to submit - it's free)

Commission contracts will be offered in August, 2020, and will be announced upon signing.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

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Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2020 

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.

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. Follow these links for reflective audio interviews with 2018 artists in residence: Erin Lavelle and Rini Yun Keagy.

TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2021 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is Friday, July 31, 2020 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST. The application will posted on or around April 1, 2020. Please check back. Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 18, 2020 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 October 5, 2020.

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 Kara Maloney at 507-467-2446 or kara@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

EST/Youngblood is now accepting applications

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Deadline: July 31, 2020
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EST/Youngblood is now accepting applications for membership beginning in the 2020-2021 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 below 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 below.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Barrington Stage Company’s Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award

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Deadline: April 30, 2020

After the success of the inaugural Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award in 2018, we are proud to announce the second round of the Burman New Play Award in 2020. Barrington Stage seeks an original, emerging new voice in the American Theatre. The winning playwright will receive $25,000, a staged reading and a possible full production. Two additional $5,000 awards will be given to playwrights who will each receive a staged reading at Barrington Stage.

The 2018 Grand Prize winner was Stacey Rose for her play America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of The American Negro; and the additional awards were given to Brent Askari for his play American Underground and Christina Quintana for her play Citizen Scientist. Both Rose’s and Askari’s plays received world premiere productions at BSC in 2019.

Submissions will open on January 2, 2020 and will close April 30, 2020. There is no fee for entry.

WHAT/WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

The play…
  • must be a new full length play that has not been produced professionally 
  • must be available for its official world premiere production
  • must be unpublished and not yet licensed
  • must be free and not attached to any producers 
  • must be able to be performed with 8 actors or less 
  • must be wholly original and not an adaptation or translation of an existing foreign language play 
  • must be a play that has not already been sent to Barrington Stage Company for consideration

The playwright…

  • must be a U.S. resident
  • can only submit one play
  • cannot be an immediate family member of a BSC staff or board member. 

WHAT IS REQUIRED TO SUBMIT A NEW PLAY?

  • A brief letter of endorsement from a professional theatre, commercial producer or literary agent must accompany the script. Each endorsing organization/person/agent can only endorse one play.
  • A PDF of the script that does not include the author’s name, agent info, developmental/award history or year written anywhere within the script; please number all pages.
  • 150 word bio of the writer
  • 150 word synopsis of the play (that does not contain the writer’s name)
  • 150 word developmental history of the play, if any
  • Any special needs of the play (live animals, on-stage pool, three children, etc.)

HOW TO SUBMIT

All submissions must be sent through an online application, applications will open January 2, 2020.

You are able to save your work on the application and return to it at a later date. If you have any questions about the award or the application, please email Megan Nussle, Burman Award Project Coordinator, at NewPlayAward@BarringtonStageCo.org.

WHAT ARE THE AWARDS?

Grand Prize (1 recipient)

  • $25,000 
  • a staged reading with a professional cast and director at Barrington Stage
  • a possible full production at Barrington Stage Company
  • all travel and housing covered for the staged reading and production

Runner Up Prize (2 recipients)

  • $5,000 each
  • a staged reading with a professional cast and director at Barrington Stage
  • all travel and housing covered for the staged reading

WHAT IS THE SELECTION PROCESS?

Scripts will be read and evaluated through a blind submission process by committee assembled by BSC. A group of finalist plays will be read and evaluated by the New Play Award Committee, comprised of distinguished artists in Fall 2020. Winners will be announced in late 2020.

WHAT DOES BARRINGTON STAGE ASK OF THE PLAYWRIGHT?

Barrington Stage will ask for the right of first refusal for a world premiere of all award recipients that will expire 90 days after Barrington Stage presents the staged reading of the play.

Friday, April 17, 2020

2020 - 2022 I AM SOUL - PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCY FOR BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS

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Deadline: May 1, 2020 11:59 PM

New York NY


National Black Theatre (NBT), the nation’s first revenue-generating Black arts complex, was founded in 1968 by the late visionary artist and entrepreneur Dr. Barbara Ann Teer. Since its inception, NBT has been at the forefront of a broader movement of engaging the arts for social change, economic growth and transformation in innovative ways that build community. NBT is a leading institution engaged in intentional creative place- making by leveraging the power of theater arts with Black culture and creativity. Throughout its rich history, NBT has maintained a strong commitment to creating a space in which new and underrepresented voices can be brought to the forefront to provide unique and diverse perspectives on the myriad critical issues of equity and social justice that affect our nation today. During the last 52 years, NBT has produced over 300 original works, toured globally & launched international extensions, like the National Black Theatre of Sweden.

With I AM SOUL, NBT seeks to deepen the artistic relationship between Black theatrical institutions and Black playwrights in order to re-establish Black theatrical institutions as the foremost supporters and producers of new works created by Black playwrights.

The I AM SOUL - PLAYWRIGHT RESIDENCY recognizes up to two Black playwrights annually. The chosen playwright(s) work must demonstrate exceptional artistic merit and excellence in the field.

The selected playwright will receive:
  • A minimum stipend of $5000;
  • Administrative support: Access to office space, and printing;
  • Artistic support: Dramaturgy, in-house readings, two 29-hour workshop, and access to in-house resource library;
  • A workshop production in the 2021-2022 season for six public performances;
  • Two Complimentary tickets to National Black Theatre productions, as well as additional professional development opportunities.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
TO APPLY:

Using the subject line I AM SOUL - PLAYWRIGHT’S RESIDENCY, send an email to submit@nationalblacktheatre.org with a single PDF document, containing the following elements in sequence:

1. AN APPLICATION COVER SHEET with the following information presented in clear format: NAME

COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS HOME PHONE, OTHER PHONE EMAIL ADDRESS
PLAY TITLE

PLAY SYNOPSIS

If you are represented by an agent at that time of applying please make us aware and let us know who that agency is.

2. A WRITING SAMPLE: One full-length play that is at least 50 pages in length and has been written only by the applicant (no co-written submissions will be accepted). Please identify 20 pages that you would like for the panelists to read. Please note that the panelists are only required to read these pages. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting. The submitted play should not have the playwrights name attached to it as the committee reads the plays as a blind submission.

3. Answer these following questions:
a. What inspires you and your work? [250 word max]

How important is collaboration within your process? [250 word max]

Why are you interested in doing this residency now? Incorporate three goals you wish to obtain after going through a process like this. [500 word max]


A PLAYWRITING RESUME [listing all readings, productions, awards, commissions, etc.]

If Playwright is chosen as a finalist they will be asked to submit a one page single spaced proposal outlining ideas, story and/or subject matter they would want to focus their residency on creating. This must be a NEW play.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Each application needs to submit a letter of recommendation from an industry professional that can speak to your work ethic, creativity, and character. In addition to to this each applicant to provide 2 -3 refines that the selection committee can call if the applicant is advanced to becoming a finalist. The one page letter of recommendation need to be submitted with the application.

Monday, April 6, 2020

THE MIRANDA FAMILY ‘VOCES LATINX’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

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Deadline: April 15, 2020

REQUIREMENTS

*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*
Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experience.
  • Original and un-produced.
  • Full length plays. (At least- 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Written in either Spanish or English.
  • Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • No screenplays, one-act plays, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • Absolutely no changes or resubmissions can be made once a script has been submitted.
  • Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
SELECTION PROCESS

Winners will be announced 7- 8 months after the deadline.
Each participant will be notified of the results by e-mail.
We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results.

PRIZES

Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script.
Grand Prize Winner: $3,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

New Deadline: Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

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

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

Send the following as an attachment:
One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script – WITHOUT your name on it. (PDF ONLY)
Please OMIT your name from the script

Sunday, March 29, 2020

2021 Page 73 Development Programs Application

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Deadline: April 5, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

New York City

Each year Page 73 meets the talented playwrights we work with through this free application. Applicants can choose to apply for the 2021 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and/or the 2021 Interstate 73 writers group. Please read below for more information about each program and for instructions on submitting an application.

Applications include a resume, 10-page playwriting sample, and letter of intent addressing specific questions posed below.

Please note that you cannot save your work in the form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@page73.org.

Applicants for both programs:

1. The applicant must be a US resident at the time of participation;

2. The applicant must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays;

3. The applicant must have made a commitment to playwriting as a professional goal;

4. The applicant must have never received a production of his/her work in New York City that was larger than an Actors' Equity Showcase Code presentation;

5. The applicant must not be enrolled in a full-time degree/certificate program at the time of participation.

Interstate 73 applicants:

Attendance at all Interstate 73 sessions is extremely important; please do not apply for Interstate 73 if you will be unable to attend group meetings in New York City on a regular basis. Playwrights' stipends are tied to attendance. Priority is given to writers who are not involved in a similarly structured institutional writing group and who will be present in the New York City area for the calendar year.

We understand this application occurs well in advance of 2021 and appreciate that schedules and institutional affiliations change. If you are not sure about your involvement in other writers groups or your location for 2021, you are welcome to apply for Interstate 73 and update us accordingly regarding your eligibility.


Page 73 only accepts submissions via this online form.

If for some reason you are unable to submit via this form or have questions about these programs or this application process, please email info@page73.org.


The following materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2020 to be considered for the 2021 development programs.

A. Completed Online Application Form *NOTE: Please have all your PDF documents ready to upload. The work on this form cannot be saved.


B. Letter of Intent (uploaded as a PDF)


1,000 word limit. Please address all of the following questions.

1. Please introduce yourself. Tell us briefly about your work. What interests you? What do you hope to accomplish through your writing?

2. What do you consider to be your greatest artistic challenge at this point in your career?

3. What do you consider to be your greatest professional challenge at this point in your career?

4. Being specific, how do you feel Page 73's program(s) will help you address the challenges you describe in questions 2 and 3?


C. A 10-page sample from a full script (uploaded as a PDF). No title page is necessary; you will list the title of the work in the Online Application Form. We are very open to receiving samples that do not come from the beginning of your play. If you feel your sample requires a brief contextual introduction, feel free to include that on the first page.


D. The full script from which you selected your 10-page sample (uploaded as a PDF)

E. Playwriting Resume (uploaded as a PDF). Note: We do not wish to receive a bio in place of or in addition to a resume.


F. Name and Contact Information of a professional reference.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info in the FAQs

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Fifth Avenue Theater (NYC) Spring 2020 Play Festival “Five on Fifth”

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Fifth Avenue Theater (NYC) Spring 2020 Play Festival “Five on Fifth”, to take place May 9th at noon at 650 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Seeking twelve short plays (no more than 5 minutes), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City only.

Also seeking monologues.

One submission per playwright. The first twelve submitted will be accepted. No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee.

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission.

We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone.

Seeking actors and directors, too!

Deadline: April 1, 2020.

Email: fifthavenuetheatre@gmail.com.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Women's Project Theatre Lab 2020 - 2022

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WP Theater is looking for early career women+ playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the WP Lab.

The Lab provides up to fifteen artists with community, a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.

Applications for the 2020-2022 lab will close on January 6, 2020 at 11:59pm.

All materials will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals. Finalists will be notified in the spring 2020 and asked to interview. The 2020-2022 Lab will begin in September 2020.

If you have specific questions, please email 2020Lab[at]wptheater.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a woman+ artist living within 90 minutes of WP Theater via car or rail
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at WP Theater twice each month for the duration of the two years, as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at WP
  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment
  • Must be available for an in-person interview


THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WILL:

  • Receive a stipend
  • Participate in a monthly lab meeting led by WP Artistic Staff and Lab Liaisons
  • Participate in a bimonthly meeting of the five artists in their concentration led by a mentor in their field
  • Participate in master classes led by established artists
  • Receive complimentary tickets to WP shows, invited dress rehearsals and other special events
  • Receive artistic support and professional development guidance from the artistic staff
  • Participate in The Pipeline Festival, a festival of five new plays, written, directed and produced by the WP Lab, to be presented during the second year of the residency


For further clarification of Requirements for Eligibility, please see the Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Current resume
  • One page statement that describes your artistic vision and the specific process behind it and why this residency would be useful for you in this moment of your career.
  • A list of 3 professional references, including title/affiliation, phone and email
Playwrights:
  • In a separate PDF, the full length script most representative of your work and that you believe to be ready for production.
  • The draft should not have your name or any other identifiers.
  • The play must be at least 60 pages long, and must be a completed draft, though it need not be a final draft.
Directors & Producers:
  • A list of upcoming productions, workshops, readings and other projects with dates, venues, and your role.
  • You may also include a link to your website, or other online resources.
  • Additional materials should not exceed 3 pages and may include reviews (no excerpts) and photos
  • Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  • Emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • All materials will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals. Finalists will be notified in the spring 2018 and asked to interview in the summer 2018. The 2018-2020 Lab will begin in September 2018.


For further clarification of materials required for application, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section below.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SUBMITTABLE SITE TO APPLY.

YOU MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE DISCIPLINE PER LAB CYCLE.

  • Hard copy applications will not be accepted
  • Emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • If you have specific questions, please email 2020Lab[at]wptheater.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section below. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

THE MIRANDA FAMILY FOUNDATION: VOCES LATINX NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

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REQUIREMENTS
*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*

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

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

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

Deadline: Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

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

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

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

Saturday, November 30, 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, November 10, 2019

OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival 2020

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OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival seeks new plays for 2020. If you live in or hail from Orange County, CA, please submit a script for consideration.

Our script submission deadline is December 1. 

For 2020, we will be considering one-act and full-length musicals as well as one-act and full-length plays. Our next festival is scheduled for August 20-30, 2020 at Chapman University in Orange. Each play chosen will receive five performances during the festival.

We fully produce new plays. We do so featuring actors and directors from the greater LA/OC area and Chapman University students. In past years, we have produced works by SoCal dramatists such as Erica Bennett, Megan Breen, Diana Burbano, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Joni Ravenna, Lojo Simon and many others. The OC WEEKLY has honored us with recognition as Orange County's "Best New Play Festival" and The Dramatist calls OC-centric “a major theatrical event for local playwrights.”

Script submission details:
* Deadline: Sunday, December 1. Submissions received after December 1 will not be considered.
* As always, there is no submission fee.
* Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format. In your email message, let us know a little about your connection to Orange County, CA. (The criteria for eligibility: you must either have grown up in Orange County, or you currently live in Orange County at least 6 months of the year. In the case of a musical, at least one of the collaborators must meet this eligibility test.)
* Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Previously produced work OK.
> A full-length play = a play that runs 60 minutes or longer.
> A one-act play = a play that runs less than 60 minutes. (We are particularly interested in longer one-acts that run 30-60 minutes.)
* The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).
* If you are submitting a musical, please send us MP3/WAV files of at least 2 of the songs, or include links to online performances of songs from the work.
* Please do not submit a script that you have submitted to us in the past two years, unless it has been heavily revised or reimagined.

Please note:
* These plays will be produced in the O.L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre, a black box space with playing area of about 20' x 25'. So the straight play or musical you submit should require no more than 12 actors and be producible in a black box with minimal wing space.
* If you have a play or musical with a largely female cast, we encourage you to submit it to us.
* No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
* Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.

Any questions may be directed to occentric@gmail.com. Information about past OC-centric festivals is at our website ... www.oc-centric.com

We look forward to reading your work!

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

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Berkeley 2020 Summer Residency

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We invite artists to apply with projects that would benefit from a residency in Berkeley for 1–4 weeks. Berkeley Rep will provide transportation, housing, rehearsal space, basic technical support, and a modest stipend. Applicants must be available for residency between June 16–July 12, 2020. Previous applicants may reapply. There is no limit on the number of projects an artist may apply with. We do accept applications from international artists.

Projects may be anywhere along their development path: from an idea without anything on paper yet, to a complete draft of a text. Whether you are a writer simply needing a room in which to write or an ensemble wanting intensive rehearsal time, we encourage you to apply. Artists from other disciplines interested in creating theatre pieces are also very welcome. If your project is ready for a small audience, we are happy to provide that, but there is no requirement for any kind of culminating event. Past participants have held events that were open to the public, no final presentation at all, small closed readings, and everything in between.

This is a developmental residency. Projects looking for a full production are not eligible. If you are applying for an adaptation, please have the underlying rights already secured. We do not accept scripts along with application forms. If a proposed project makes it to the second round, we will then request a work sample, which may include whatever is already written, if applicable.

To apply

Have a look at our frequently asked questions before writing your application.

Complete the application form.

We suggest you download and complete the application as a Word document and then cut/paste your answers into the application form. Please note: the online form does not allow you to save the application midway through and you must hit the “submit” button at the bottom to finalize the form submission process.
For your application to be considered complete, we ask that you submit PDFs of your résumé and the résumés of any key collaborators separately (the online form will prompt you to do this). Please title these “First Name Surname Project Title.pdf.”

All applications and corresponding résumés are due by 11:59pm on November 18, 2019.

Applicants will be notified by February 15, 2020.

APPLY NOW

Please note
Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Please do not submit any materials beyond those required in the application.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Please do not call or email Berkeley Repertory Theatre to check the status of your application.
Questions? Please peruse our frequently asked questions. If your question isn’t answered there, please email groundfloor@berkeleyrep.org.

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