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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Premiere Play Festival seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 11:59 PM

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging and regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Since 2005, the Premiere Play Festival has offered playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in an encouraging, focused environment through discussions, rehearsals, readings, workshops, and Equity productions.

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.

To fulfill our commitments to writers whose presentations were postponed during 2021 social distancing procedures, we will be carrying plays submitted in last year's cycle into the 2021 season. Please see below for guidelines to submit for the 2022 Play Festival.

Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2021 through November 15, 2021. 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 2022.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2022 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  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2022.
  • 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 2021 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Lift Every Voice: Black Women Speak Monologue and Short Play Festival

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Deadline: October 31, 2021 midnight EDT

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 and short plays that reflect their personal experience, their dreams, joys and hopes. 

These monologues and short plays will be presented live by Fantasy Theatre Factory on February 26, 2022 and a filmed version will run on their YouTube channel for a month afterwards. 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.

-Three submissions per writer maximum.

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

-The short plays should have all female casts

-Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021; midnight EDT.

-Monologue should read between 1 and 3 minutes; short plays between 5 and 10 minutes. (Please time your work before submitting.)

-Submit work as a PDF document.

IMPORTANT:

-Cover page - include: name, mailing address, phone and email address.

Email scripts to: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

Monday, August 30, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Initiative

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Deadline: September 8, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

WHAT IS THE EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS INITIATIVE?

The Strides Collective offers a special opportunity for emerging playwrights to have a chance to have their scripts edited, workshopped, and performed. These programs can take the form of full residencies, which culminate in some sort of final produced element, or workshops, which are strictly developmental processes with no final audience-facing production.

To us, Emerging Playwrights are those who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise. Wherever you’re young in your playwrighting career or seeking a change of direction in your life, we’d be happy to consider your work!

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO SUBMIT?

Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. The following qualifications must also be met:

You must be 18+ to submit.
Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.
Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.
Plays should call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

Plays must be aligned with The Strides Collective’s mission.

WHAT’S THE PROCESS LIKE?

Our Emerging Playwrights Initiative looks to serve finished – but not final – drafts. Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts, an intimate community space of playwrights, the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by local actors, and the possibility of further development beyond the residency’s timeline with The Strides Collective. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO SUBMIT?

A PDF of a 20-page selection of your full script
A separate PDF of the full draft of the script
A short artistic statement about yourself and your play
Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file names (i.e. LastName_PlayTitle.pdf)

Sunday, August 29, 2021

2021-2022 INKubator New Play Program

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Deadline: August 31, 2021 11:59 PM ET

INKubator is an eight-month generative process for a select group of playwrights in residence at Art House Productions. Playwrights will meet on a monthly basis from October to May alongside program director Alex Tobey to share new work, receive feedback, and develop the first draft of a new play. At the end of the process, each writer will team up with a professional director and actors to present a public staged reading as a part of the annual INKubator New Play Festival.

Monthly meetings are tentatively scheduled for the first Monday of each month in the evening. Given the unknowns surrounding Covid-19 and to accommodate individual comfort levels, we are planning to meet virtually over Zoom throughout the year, but present the INKubator New Play Festival in person in May 2022. We are doing our best to remain flexible, and this is subject to change according to New Jersey public health guidelines.

In addition to monthly meetings, INKubator playwrights will receive free admission to performances, mixers, and other events at Art House Productions. Playwrights will also have the ability to schedule meetings with Art House’s paid Zoom account and, once our new space opens in 2022, reserve the theatre for meetings, rehearsals, and readings as needed for free (subject to availability and public health recommendations).

Applications are open to all playwrights in New Jersey and New York who can commit to monthly meetings and have a specific play they are looking to write and develop over an eight-month process. We are interested in pitches for plays that are at the earliest stage of development, and that demonstrate a specific need for why you need to be a part of INKubator to complete the first draft.

Art House Productions is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.

Application Requirements:

- Your current playwriting resume.
- A one-page artistic statement describing your artistic goals as a playwright, a pitch for a specific play or project that you’re hoping to write, and what you hope to gain out of being a member of the Art House INKubator Program.
- The first 10 pages of a full-length play. The writing sample should give us a great taste of who you are as a playwright. Please also include the full play as a separate PDF.

There is no fee to apply. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, August 31 at 11:59PM ET. All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of September.

Submissions will be evaluated by Meredith Burns, Alyssa Haddad, Courtney Little, SMJ, and Alex Tobey.


Apply online at https://www.arthouseproductions.org/pages/inkubator .

Have questions? Feel free to email Alex Tobey at alex@arthouseproductions.com.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Write-on-Q annual playwriting competition

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Deadline: September 7, 2021

Each year, Infinithéâtre organizes a playwriting competition open to Québec playwrights and Indigenous writers from across North America

Infinithéâtre receives many innovative and exciting new plays from a wide array of talented playwrights across Québec, with a jury of professionals deciding on the top three scripts.

The winning script, as well as two or three additional plays, comprise the line-up of our annual reading series, The Pipeline, which is an animated weekend of free public play readings. After each Pipeline reading, Infinithéâtre takes its cue from the audience at talk-backs involving the actors and the playwright. These discussions provide valuable feedback for future programming and script rewrites.

2021 WRITE-ON-Q DEADLINE: Tuesday, September 7, 2021. We look forward to reading your play! Don't hesitate to call 514-987-1774 or email info@infinitheatre.com if you have any questions.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

New Visions seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: September 1, 2021

New York Classical Theatre, an AEA, Off-Broadway Theatre, is expanding its repertoire beyond the classics and launching its first-ever new play competition: New Visions.

The vision statement of NY Classical affirms that we “believe that everyone—regardless of social, economic, or educational background—should have the opportunity to enjoy live professional theatre together as a community.”

We recognize that the historic theatrical canon from which American theatre derives its “classics” has a long history of violence, oppression, and erasure of bodies, identities, and voices that are not white, not male, not cis-gendered, not heteronormative, and/or are not able-bodied.

In an effort to expand our mission to address this erasure, NY Classical is embarking on a three-year initiative to develop two new, original plays for production in our 2024 and 2025 seasons. We are seeking plays that explore new ways of viewing the “classics,” expand our ideas of what “classics” can be, and challenge the power structures that undergird the notion of “classics.”
These New Visions can include, but are not limited to…

Adaptation/Translation. Examples include: Cherrie Moraga’s The Hungry Woman and Herbert Siguenza’s El Henry.

Response/Subversion. Examples include: Branden Jacobs Jenkins’s An Octoroon and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Prequel/Sequel. Examples include: Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2

Plays that engage with history and bring forgotten events to life. Examples include: John Guare’s A Free Man of Color and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean

Plays that engage with written stories beyond the stage, including novels, poems and poetry collections, and journals that exists in the public domain. Examples include: Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice and Kristin Laurence’s Little Women

Plays that derive from oral histories, rituals, and other forms of creating, knowing, remembering, and documenting the world beyond the written word. Examples include: Ondinnok’s Rabinal Achi and SPAC’s Tenshu Monogatari.
For Phase One of New Visions, we will select 8 quarter-finalist plays.

During 2022, each selected playwright will receive:

An invitation-only studio reading by a professional director and professional actors

A conversation with our Literary Director to discuss the play and determine how to structure feedback to best serve the playwright’s goals

Targeted feedback from our invited audience of the theatre’s board, staff, and community members.

A $200 stipend

A script review by our Literary Director following the reading and revisions by the playwright.

For Phase Two, based on feedback from the invited audience, the development of the work, and the opinions of our Literary and Artistic Directors, at least four of the eight plays from Phase One will be invited to continue developing their work with NY Classical. 

During 2023, each continuing playwright will receive:

A full, public staged reading under Equity’s 29 hour reading guidelines.

Continuing conversations with our Literary Director to further develop the play.

A $300 stipend

For Phase Three, 2 of the plays from Phase Two will be selected to receive in 2024:

A one-week development workshop of their play with plans for a full production in our 2024 and/or 2025 seasons. This workshop will include a professional director and dramaturg chosen in conversation with the playwright.

Round-trip airfare and housing for the workshop.

A $70 per diem.

A $500 stipend.


We invite and encourage playwrights of all backgrounds, experience, and training to apply.

***We are especially interested in plays that engage histories and traditions from outside the European canon.*** 

***We are especially interested in works that challenge and contest the classical canon.*** 

Eligibility Requirements:

USA Based Playwrights Only.

Play must be primarily in English. Bilingual plays, including ASL, are encouraged.

Only plays that have not had a professional production are eligible. Scripts that have had readings, workshops, and university productions are welcome.

Plays must have an estimated run time between 70 and 150 minutes.

Plays must include a minimum of 50% characters from historically excluded groups.

We are not looking to commission a new play. We are looking to develop existing original works.

We are not accepting musicals at this time. However, plays with music are okay.

Please submit the following as one .pdf titled “LAST NAME – TITLE OF PLAY” to literary@nyclassical.org:


Your name

A 100-200 word synopsis of the play

A character breakdown that describes the minimum 50% characters that are from historically excluded groups as defined in the opening paragraphs of this call.

A brief statement (as short as one sentence) of how this play is in conversation with an idea of “classics”

The first ten pages of dialogue from the play you would like considered.

Please put “New Visions - Submissions - (your last name)” in the subject line

Please do not send complete scripts unless requested.

Submissions close September 1, 2021.

We contact shortlisted playwrights for complete scripts by November 8, 2021.

The eight Quarter-Finalists will be notified by January 15, 2022.

We look forward to reading your work.

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights

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Deadline: August 23rd, 2021

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 ADAPTING.

For the second season, 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 a public showing and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

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

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

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

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

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...

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

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


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

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

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

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Workshops

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Deadline: September 1, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

The Strides Collective, a new Philadelphia-area queer theatre company, is seeking TWO (2) PLAYWRIGHTS a to participate in separate one-month-long Emerging Playwrights Workshops over the course of November or December 2021. 

This is a REMOTE play development opportunity, conducted entirely over Zoom. The deadline for submissions is September 1st, 2021. Interviews for applicants in consideration will occur in mid-September, with final selections made before September 30th.

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Initiative is a new play development program designed to give a safe and productive environment to “emerging playwrights,” those who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise.

There is an available stipend of $500 for each workshop to be split amongst the creative teams (directors, playwrights, actors, dramaturg, etc.). Selected playwrights will receive personalized dramaturgical feedback on drafts, the opportunity to hear their work read aloud by actors, collaborate with a like-minded director, and be granted the possibility of further development beyond the workshop timeline with The Strides Collective. There will be no culminating, public-facing component of these workshops; they are strictly for developmental purposes.

Additional General Information:
  • We will be conducting three (3) one-month-long virtual development workshops with emerging queer playwrights. These workshops will involve an opportunity for playwrights to have their developing works directed, acted aloud, and revised in collaboration with those in the room.
  • This workshop will have a maximum of 25 hours allotted for rehearsal time for the month. Rehearsals are not to exceed that allotment in the interest of artists’ time and compensation.
  • We will be placing directors with playwrights. Placements will be made as seen fit depending on the director’s comforts and experiences with themes in the plays selected as well as how we believe they will successfully mesh and work with the playwright.
  • When selecting additional personnel (actors, stage manager, etc.) to assist in the process, please remember that this is a non-union opportunity.

For PLAYWRIGHTS, we are seeking individuals who:

  • Are emerging, queer-identifying writers, age 18+, residing in the Mid-Atlantic Region (PA, NJ, DE, and NY). 
  • Have not had their work professionally produced in full and/or published. The Strides Collective believes in creating opportunities for folks who otherwise do not have access to the resources they need to fully develop their work.
  • Currently have written a finished, but not final, draft of a full-length work of theatre. (Plays, ideally, not musicals). Plays should call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of roles is fine). Plays should be modern and original in content; no period pieces or adaptations, please. Plays must also be aligned with The Strides Collective mission.
  • Are either not involved in other development workshops, or confidently can say they have the availability to commit to this one as well.
  • Need a space to do heavy development work on their scripts, not finishing touches or small edits. 

How to apply:

Playwrights are to fill out the following Google Form: https://forms.gle/TkuGmHMsBJAQ6Y7y7

Playwrights are required to provide:

Separate PDFs of a 20 page selection of your full script, the full draft of the same script, your general availability for November/December, and a resume.

Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, September 1st, 2021.

Questions? Visit StridesCollective.com or email us at TheStridesCollective@gmail.com

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Women's Playwrights Circle @ Speranza

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Deadline: August 10, 2021
Or when we've received 100 applications

SUBMISSION FORM

This is the application form for the NJ Women's Playwrights Circle (September 2021 to August 2022). All women-identified playwrights who reside in New Jersey, NYC, NY, Connecticut or Pennsylvania are welcome to apply. To be explicit, BIPOC, trans, cis and gender fluid women and those who identify on the spectrum of woman are welcome to apply.

The first 100 applications will be considered for a spot in this year's Circle. Out of those who apply, 10-12 playwrights will be chosen to participate. Participation consists of attending 36 mandatory weekly (mostly) meetings to share pages, receive feedback and to develop their work. The summer session will focus on readings of full-lengths that may/may not be open to the public, depending on the determination of the playwright and the program's director. After this year's 36-session year, participants will step down to make room for new cohort for the September 2022 to May 2023 season.

The deadline to apply is August 10, 2021 or when we've received 100 applications.

There is no fee to apply and no fee to participate.

Depending on the geography of the group, we will either meet on Zoom, in person or in some combination of the two.

Any questions about the Circle or about this application process should be directed to Pandora Scooter, Founder/Director at pandorascooter@gmail.com.

Every effort will be made to create as diverse a group of writers (based on race, gender identity, class, ability, background, education, etc) as possible. Please be sure to be particularly specific about all the ways in which you identify, to help us with this very important goal.

Speranza Theatre Company's mission is to create thought-provoking collaborative theatre centered on women’s issues, providing an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through challenging and entertaining theatre based in honesty and truth.

Speranza Theatre Company is a non-profit women's theatre company and member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertaining and challenging theatre, Speranza presents professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational programming. https://www.speranzatheatrecompany.com/about

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Breath Project 2021

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

SUBMIT YOUR PROJECT

Submissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work that has been created in the past year, and must be 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length;

Submissions will be accepted from artists of color who reside in the United States (work submitted by artists under the age of 18 will be considered in a youth category);

The deadline for consideration for the 2021 Virtual Festival is August 31. The archive submission process is currently open-ended (there is no deadline to submit to the archive only).

All submissions received by August 31 will also be eligible for consideration for a 2022 New Play Commission award (up to $17,000 will be awarded to a single project, or smaller amounts to multiple projects).

We strongly recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions, and check the list of Partner Theaters to see which theaters are able to offer space and other resources.

Friday, June 11, 2021

Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Generations 2021

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Deadline: June 14, 2021

Generations 2021: Guidelines and Submission Form

BETC’s new play development program, Generations, features the work of parent playwrights with children under 18. The name comes from BETC’s goals for the program: to welcome all generations into the theater to see new plays, and to empower playwrights to generate new work.

Each season, BETC selects one playwright through a national competition to join us in Boulder for a one-week residency. During the residency week, the playwright works with a professional director, dramaturg, and actors to develop the selected script. The week concludes with a public reading and post-reading conversation.

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 14, 2021. Guidelines and the submission form are below. Please read carefully before submitting.
Entry Guidelines:

Plays must be full-length scripts (at least 70 minutes estimated run-time).

Eligible playwrights are parents of at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline. Playwrights must be U.S. residents.

Each playwright is limited to submission of one script for consideration.

Plays must be in the English language.

No musicals will be accepted.

We will not reconsider scripts that have been submitted to the Generations 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 1, 2021.

We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production.
Residency and Prize Information:

The winning playwright will receive:

a week-long workshop residency, 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 costs;
  • $500 prize; and
  • $500 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.
The winning play will receive full consideration for production in an upcoming season. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production.

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. This year’s Generations residency may be held online if public health circumstances dictate but our goal is to offer an in-person residency. Specific date arrangements for the residency will be made directly with the winning playwright.
Competition Deadline:

The application deadline is June 14, 2021, or when our 200-script submission cutoff is reached. Our winning playwright will be notified by September 15, 2021.

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.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

American Theater Group PLAYLAB

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Deadline: June 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM

The ATG PlayLab, which launched in September 2020, is a professional space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Queer (LGBTQ+) playwrights to develop their works for the stage. Led by Pandora Scooter and comprised of a total of ten playwrights, the goal for the PlayLab is to help develop marginalized voices to enable the telling of rich and varied stories from all members of our community.

ATG playwrights group seeks new members for play and professional development group. ATG PlayLab (now going into its 2nd year), is dedicated to providing a professional and supportive environment for playwrights who are both/either BIPOC and LGBTQ+ to be heard and supported. 

The group will meet once every week for 12 sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer via Zoom. One additional meeting per month will be called for professional development discussions/workshops (these will not be required, but strongly encouraged). 

Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.

To apply, please fill out the application at https://forms.gle/4qsKVHVT2JRMkU6q7

For any questions, email pandorascooter@gmail.com."

Sunday, May 16, 2021

A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

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.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Florida Theatrical Association seeks musicals

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

FTA will continue accepting new works for the 2021 New Musical Discovery Series through April 1, 2021. For more information and submission guidelines, visit www.FloridaTheatrical.org.

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 April 1, 2021.

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 (it can be a very basic recording).

Playwrights must be available for rehearsals and performances in the window of August 17th to August 25th. Travel, accommodation, and a per diem are provided.

It is preferred that the materials are sent by a link or invitation to either Google Drive or Dropbox via email to: KennyHoward@FloridaTheatrical.org Please have each of the items above as separate files.

Should you need to mail your submission, please send to:

Florida Theatrical Association
Attn: Play Submission
100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801

*Please note that materials will not be returned.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program 2021

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program is designed to nurture the next generation of playwrights through professional mentorship, staged readings, and the sharing of their work through digital platforms.

Starting in April, the participants will engage in monthly digital conferences with their mentor. In this way, the program will transcend any geographical limitations, enabling The Echo to discover and nourish young playwrights in the United States.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Applicants must be at early stages of their career- may not have had previous professional productions.
Writers must submit the following by March 15th.
-Two writing samples (full length-plays, one-acts, ten-minute plays are all acceptable. They must be in .pdf format. No name, or any other writer contact information can be on the writing samples themselves)
-Cover letter describing your background, experience, what you hope to gain from this program, and the type of work you would like to create.
– A resume including creative/educational background

Please e-mail all submissions to andrew@echotheatercompany.com with the subject line National Young Playwright in Residence. We will schedule a phone interview with the final candidates the early part of April.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre: The Ladies of Castile

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Deadline: March 12, 2021

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre is seeking to commission a playwright to adapt a verse play by a forgotten woman writer from history. The commissioning award is $1,000; more details below.

Company Mission:
Founded in 2012, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre elevates the voices of women (cis, trans, non-binary) by reimagining the classics. (www.hedgepigensemble.org)

As part of Hedgepig’s Expand the Canon (www.expandthecanon.com) effort, we are commissioning an adaptation loosely based on Mercy Otis Warren’s verse drama, The Ladies of Castile. This play grapples with revolution, women’s roles in the status quo, and a country divided.

We are especially interested in proposals from playwrights that identify as Global Majority (does not identify as "white") women or non-binary playwrights. Playwrights must be 18+ and based in the New York City Metro Area. The ideal candidate has experience working from historical source material, comfort in a devising setting, and interest in both prose and verse writing.

This project is part of an effort to increase the visibility of classics by women, champion contemporary women writers, and increase the number of producible plays by women based on the classics.

Details:
You can visit this site for a sample of the source material play: http://bit.ly/LadiesofCastile

The playwright will be supported in a brief devising process with Hedgepig’s ensemble of actors, a director and a dramaturg. The process will culminate in a work-in-progress public reading in the fall of 2021 with the hopes of moving to full production in 2022 (with additional stipend).

Timeline:
The project would span March - September 2021, including research, development, and devising work. A public reading of the script will be part of the Expand the Canon Festival in September.

Submit:
To submit, please send a resume, 10-page writing sample, and a cover letter addressing your interest in adaptation and experience in a devising setting to info@hedgepigensemble.org with the subject line: Playwright Submission / Ladies of Castile. Submissions accepted until March 12, 2021.

Friday, February 19, 2021

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 12 PM EST

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical to be recorded and presented as a staged reading in their Spring 2021 Amplified Currents Festival of the Arts, which will be held online, April 17th-25th, 2021. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Length: One-Act
Genre: Any
Playwright Location: United States
Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2021 12PM EST
  • Piece should be no longer than 75 minutes long
  • Have a cast no larger than 10
  • Should be actor/story forward
  • Should incorporate music in some way 
  • Should be unpublished and have limited or no production history 
  • Should include a character breakdown as well as a brief synopsis
NADIA is committed to investing in the work of and supporting artists who have been historically excluded in the arts, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. BIPOC writers and creatives are particularly encouraged to submit. 

Please note: There are no submission fees, nor is there a fee to be a part of the festival. This is a paid opportunity, and all artists involved will receive a stipend for their time and talent. 

Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the in-person recording process, which will take place in New York, NY in the beginning of April.

NADIA is a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to coordinating the research, development, and implementation of industry-wide anti-discriminatory practices. NADIA supports a diverse group of project leaders and artists who are looking to think critically and discover new ways to produce culturally conscious art in order to develop practices that are equitable, inclusive, and sustainable.

For more information about NADIA, submissions, or our past work, visit www.nadiaconnects.org or reach out to nadiaconnectsinfo@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, February 5, 2021

2021 JEROME EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY

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Deadline: February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CST
Red Wing Minnesota

Application via Submittable

The Anderson Center’s Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists from Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City for concentrated, uninterrupted creative time to advance their personal artistic goals and projects.

The program aims to meet the specific needs of emerging artists while welcoming them into a supportive and inspiring residency environment that empowers them to take risks, embrace challenges, and utilize unconventional approaches to problem-solving.

Thanks to support from the Jerome Foundation, selected emerging artists receive $625/week in honoraria, documentation support, art-making resources, facilitation of community connections, lodging & studio space, a travel stipend, groceries, and chef-prepared communal dinners.

Located at the historic Tower View estate, a venerable research-and-development lab for the arts rooted in an expansive natural setting, the program is an ideal fit for early-career artists whose work reveals a significant potential for cultural and community impact, is technically accomplished, engages diverse communities.

The Anderson Center’s goal is for connections participating artists make with one another, as well as connections made with other creatives and community members, to outlast the duration of their residency visit. The organization believes that the environment and resources of Tower View, along with an exchange of ideas across disciplines, can serve as a catalyst for new inspiration and innovative directions for the work emerging artists create while in residence.


TO APPLY

The application deadline for the 2021 Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Applications must be submitted on or before the deadline in order to be considered in the jury review period. There is no fee for applying to this residency program.

Jury review will take place in late February and early March. Applicants will be notified by March 4 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late March following a second round of jury review. Selected artist residents, wait-list and runners-up will be notified by April 5, 2021.

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 an application through the Anderson Center’s online form via Submittable. Complete program details are below. Please contact Adam Wiltgen at 651-388-2009 x4 or adam@andersoncenter.org for any questions.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Consequences Commission

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Deadline: February 8, 2021

Harlem9, Harlem Stage, and the Lucille Lortel Theatre are looking to commission pieces, the first of which will be written by York Walker, to be developed and presented online as part of a series in response to the 2020 presidential election. Each piece will focus on how the election affects the writer, their community, or their country.

If selected, writers will receive a commissioning fee. Development of the piece will be led by Harlem9 and each writer will work directly with an assigned Harlem9 member.

Eligibility:
  • Writers can be from anywhere in the United States.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
  • Writers must identify as Black/African-American.
  • Female identifying, LGBTQIA+, and gender non-conforming artists are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Pieces should not exceed 15 minutes in length, and can be either a traditional play format or experimental in nature.
  • Pieces should not directly promote specific candidates or policies, but should instead discuss how the writer will be impacted by them.
  • Content must be original, and writers must have all necessary rights.
  • All pieces must able to be digitally showcased online.
  • All applicants must be authorized to work lawfully in the United States
Application Process

The application process is free and open to all who qualify. Please include the following with your application:
  • Your play and/or a detailed description of your concept for this piece
  • Resume and bio.
  • A previous completed writing sample.
  • A history of previous productions of your work, if available. Applicants are not required to have been produced previously.
  • All pieces must able to be digitally showcased online.
All finalists must be available for an interview which will be conducted via Zoom.

For more information and to apply, please go to lortel.org/consequences

Thursday, January 21, 2021

The Miranda Family Foundation Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

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DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, 2021 (Timestamped)

More Info: www.repertorio.nyc/opportunities

The Latinx/Hispanic Community represents many nations and every corner of the United States. By the mid-21st Century, 1 in 3 people will identify as having raíces Latinx (Latin roots). We have journeys and histories that need to be heard and experienced on stage. The goals of The Miranda Family Foundation Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition are to discover, develop, promote and amplify Latinx plays and playwrights. Repertorio Español is now in its 53rd season and 2nd decade of championing new works through playwriting initiatives. To that end, this competition and our theatre will prepare the way for an American Theatre that is reflective and representative of the Pan Latinx Community. An endeavor that becomes increasingly more important.

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Latinx culture, history, ideals and characters must be central to the play submitted. The community must be accurately depicted and the focus of the work.
  • No screenplays, one act plays, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 75 minutes) and can be written in Spanish and/or English.
  • The competition is inclusive of all playwrights who are at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
Link to article on winning plays of 2020: https://www.broadwayworld.com/off-broadway/article/Repertorio-Espanol-Announces-Winners-of-2020-Miranda-Family-Voces-Latinx-Playwriting-Competition-20201008

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