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Saturday, July 2, 2022

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

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Deadline: July 4, 2022, 11:59pm

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

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

Submission Rules and Process:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, June 17, 2022

A+ Playwriting Contest For Teachers 2022

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

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

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

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

Contest Rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 9, 2022

2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool

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Deadline: June 30, 2022  11:59pm PT

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Eden Prairie Players 2023 Women's One Acts

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our Commitment to Inclusion

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

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


Details

Plays will be accepted from US-based playwrights only.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

2022 National Latine Playwrights Award

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Deadline: April 15, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Queens Arts Fund 2022

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Deadline: February 14, 2022 11:59 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, February 6, 2022

New York Theater Festival

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Deadline: March 31, 2022

Email - by filling up our submission's form

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

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

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

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

Monday, January 31, 2022

New Victory LabWorks 2022-23 Residency

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, January 24, 2022

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

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

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

ELIGIBILITY:

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

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

OPPORTUNITY:

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

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

PAST WINNERS:
2021
2020

Saturday, January 15, 2022

The OC-centric New Play Festival Seeks New Play Submissions for 2022

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Deadline: January 24, 2022

Do you live in or hail from Orange County, CA? If so, you are eligible to submit your play to OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival, slated for August 2022 at Chapman University in Orange.

Now in its eleventh year, OC-centric presents fully staged productions of new plays, featuring actors from the OC storefront theater scene, the greater Los Angeles area, and Chapman University students.

Since 2011, we have produced new works from Diana Burbano, Lojo Simon, Megan Breen, Erica Bennett, Karen Fix Curry, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Joni Ravenna, Jordan R. Young, Robert Riemer and many other OC-linked playwrights.

For 2022, we are seeking one-act plays that are between 30 and 60 minutes long and full-length plays that are a maximum of 90 minutes long. We are especially interested in plays with music or songs (rather than plays distinctly written as musicals with choreography and scores).

Each play we produce will receive ten performances during the festival.

Script Submission Details
  • Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format.
  • Submissions accepted through Monday, January 24. Submissions after January 24 will not be considered.
  • No submission fee.
  • Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.
  • No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
  • Plays should have casts of 12 or less and be producible in a black box theatre space with playing area of approximately 20' x 25'.
  • Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays.
  • Produced and unproduced plays may be submitted.
  • The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).
  • Playwrights must either live in or hail from Orange County, CA.
Questions? Email us at: occentric@gmail.com

We look forward to reading your work!

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

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Round the Bend Theatre (RTB) is accepting full-length scripts

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Deadline:  January 15th, 2022

RTB is currently accepting new full-length scripts from emerging and established Hudson Valley Playwrights (NYC to Albany) for developmental work spring, summer and fall of 2022.

We are open to plays of all genres. Selected plays will receive readings in various locations in the Hudson Valley beginning March 2022.

All submissions due by January 15th, 2022

Submit:
– Paragraph synopsis of play
– Character breakdown
– Ten pages of script
– What you want from a developmental reading (two sentences)

If the play is of interest and we feel RTB can give it a solid hearing, a full script will be requested by January 17th, No fee.

Submit by email to scripts@roundthebendtheatre.org

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room 2022 Fellowship

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Sesame Workshop Writers’ Room is a writing fellowship from the creators of Sesame Street. And we’re looking for YOU! Fresh new writing talent from writers with diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural identities. Emerging storytellers who are selected to join the Writers’ Room will receive hands-on writing experience guided by Sesame Street veterans and other media industry leaders. Each participant will develop and write a pilot script for their own original kids concept. Past fellows have gone on to develop their own original content with Sesame Workshop, as well as write for Sesame Street and various programs at Nickelodeon, Disney, DreamWorks, and more! Learn about the 2021 fellows and speakers HERE.

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship Program will open from November 22nd, 2021 to January 10th, 2022. Please subscribe below for updates.

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About The Program

Up to 8 writers with diverse racial, ethnic and cultural identities will be selected

Sessions will take place virtually from May through July 2022

Includes eight, three-hour sessions on creating original children's content

Learn from industry writers, producers, agents and executives

Learn and complete all steps of creating an original pilot episode script

Up to two participants will have the opportunity to receive creative development deals and further mentorship

What Are The Requirements?

All applicants will be asked to submit the following items with their application through their profile on the Writers' Room portal. For additional questions about any of the requirements, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at writersroom@sesame.org

Application Check List
  • Application form
  • Resume: this can feature your overall work experience, NOT only writing experience
  • Personal statement: tell us about yourself, for example, why you want to write for children's educational media, how your experiences influence the stories you tell, why you value diversity/representation in children's media, etc. (up to 250 words)
  • Original script sample: 11-page maximum, it should NOT contain Sesame Street elements, it can be an excerpt from a larger piece you've written, it must be kid-friendly content for viewers up to age 12...we're looking for great characters and stories that inspire kids to be smarter, stronger and kinder!
  • More info on your script: what's the bigger picture/idea of your script sample? (up to 100 words)
  • Application must be submitted by January 10, 2022 12PM EST.

Applications for the 2022 Fellowship Program will open on Monday, November 22nd, 2021.

Am I Eligible?

All participants must meet the following criteria in order to qualify for the program. For additional questions about eligibility, please visit our FAQ page or contact us at writersroom@sesame.org

Eligibility Check List
  • Participants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Participants must be 21+ years old
  • Must have a diverse racial, ethnic, or cultural identity.
  • No extensive media writing experience, such as having written more than six episodes for a network or cable scripted/narrative series
  • Participants must be able to attend and complete writing assignments for all 8 sessions, which will be held virtually from May to July 2022

Sunday, December 19, 2021

South Street Players 11th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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Deadline: January 2, 2022, 11:59 pm

Spring Lake, NJ

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

South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 11th Annual  Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place March 18-20, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

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

Submission Rules and Process:

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

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

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Latinx Playwrights Circle 2022 Intensive Mentorship

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Deadline: December 15, 2021 at 11:59 pm

SUBMISSION FORM

We are so incredibly excited to announce the submissions for the 2022 Intensive Mentorship officially open! It has been a long road this past year, full of uncertainty for artists, as well as complex conversations on what American Theater is and who American Theater Audiences are. We at the Latinx Playwrights Circle are enthusiastically committed to our community. We are so thrilled at the prospect of taking four experienced peers in our community, partnering them with four amazing emerging playwrights, and facilitating the development of four new plays.

Participants of this program can expect to work one on one with Migdalia Cruz, Carmen Rivera, Cándido Tirado, and C. Julian Jiménez in a tailored mentorship designed to focus on the individual needs of the play. Along with an Artist Stipend and mentorship, participants will be able to take selective classes at The Primary Stages Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) as an additional source of feeding the artistic process. While it is a goal for us to lead in Latinx play development, we also understand and are committed to nurturing the needs of an artist and not just their voice. Over the course of the two-and-a-half month intensive, there will be two in-house table reads as well as an industry reading at participating theaters as a capstone to the program’s goal of inserting artists literally into institutions. Below are guidelines for the submission process.

Includes:
  • Mentorship 
  • Artist Stipend 
  • Artist-Residency at LPC 
  • Bi-weekly Writing Group for 2.5-month intensive
  • Access to selective Classes at ESPA (Primary Stages' Artist Classes) 
  • Industry Reading 

Submission Guidelines
  • Must be of Latino/a/x/e descent. 
  • Must be NYC (or tri-state) based. 
  • Must have attended at least two NYC Latinx Playwrights Circle Sunday Service (virtually or in-person). 
  • Must submit an excerpt from a full-length play (no one acts or short plays at this time). While we'd love to support musicals, at this time we are unable to offer the support musicals need for development. 
  • This is a blind submission, please make sure any identifying information is removed from the 10-15 page excerpt and the corresponding full-length play. 
  • Play should require no more than 6 performers (double casting is fine). 
  • Excerpt and Full length must have a title page and character breakdown. These will not be counted toward the 10-15 page sample requirement. 

How to apply:

Select a 10-15 page excerpt of the play you’d like to work on during the Intensive.

Create a Blind Summary Statement page that includes the following: a. synopsis and possible themes you are exploring in the play, b. previous development the play has received, (if any), c. what kind of feedback is most conducive for your writing process (Liz Lerman Critical Response, prescriptive, etc...), d. what are you hoping to gain from your connection with one of our mentors. Make sure to put the title of your play on this statement at the top of the page.

Create a Blind Full-length play that corresponds with your excerpt. Make sure it comes with a title page and cast breakdown. If you have any questions regarding submissions, please contact us at: nyclatinxcircle@gmail.com. Please note we may not be able to assist with questions on the day of the submission deadline so ensure to get your questions to us with time. Submissions will close on December 15th, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET. Please read all details and instructions carefully before submitting. ¡Pa'rriba y Pa'lante!

Click the button below to submit your Info (Name/Bio/Email), Excerpt, Summary Statement, & Full-length play.

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Submissions are now open for CapitalQ Theatre Festival

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Deadline: December 15, 2021


StageQ's mission is to celebrate and advance theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ peoples.

We are looking for One-act plays, 15-60 minutes in length, at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. Chosen plays will be performed as part of our one-act festival that will run during Pride Month 2022. 

This weekend-long festival in June will be filled with one-act plays submitted from local and national playwrights, along with various theater-focused workshops. This weekend will be a celebration of original queer stories told by up-and-coming queer playwrights. We thank you so much for your interest in being part of this new Pride Month tradition!

We are interested in plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. What we are looking for is an exciting story surrounding the queer experience that begs to be performed on stage. Our goal is to aid playwrights in presenting the story they are excited to tell on stage, with whatever resources they find valuable. We are defining a one-act play as a play between 15 and 60 minutes long that takes place over one act.

Thursday, November 4, 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.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Middlebury Acting Company’s American Dreaming: 2022 New Plays Festival

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Deadline: December 1st, 2021
Only the first 100 submissions will be considered, so early submissions are encouraged.

Submit via the Google Form


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

Through an open submission process, Middlebury Acting Company is looking for three new plays for the American Dreaming: 2022 New Plays Festival. 

This festival aims to amplify three unproduced, unpublished plays that address the question: What does the American Dream mean today? The selected plays will each receive two rehearsals, dramaturgical feedback, and a culminating public staged reading followed by a carefully moderated talkback with the audience.

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

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

The festival will take place over one weekend in mid-August, 2022 in Middlebury, Vermont.

Submission Process & Requirements:
  • We are looking for plays that address the question: What does the American Dream mean today? We are excited to see how you interpret that question, but please do note the theme when considering what to submit.
  • Playwrights living anywhere in the U.S. are welcome to apply. If selected, we are able to offer a $150 travel stipend. Any additional travel costs are the responsibility of the playwright.
  • Playwrights may submit only one play. 
  • Only plays requiring 5 or fewer actors are eligible. 
  • Submissions must not have received a professional production or publication before August of 2022. Plays that have received previous workshops or readings are eligible.
  • We are looking for full-length play submissions. No one-acts or musicals.
  • Playwrights may submit up to 20 pages of one full-length play. You are welcome to submit any 20 pages from your play. If context is required for the sample you submit, you’re welcome to include a brief bit of context (no more than one page) at the beginning of the sample.
  • We will select a small group of finalists by late February, 2022. If selected as a finalist, you will have one week within which to send us the full script of your play.
  • Only the first 100 submissions will be considered, so early submissions are encouraged.
  • There is no fee to submit. 
Submission Materials:
  • Playwright’s contact information
  • A sample of up to 20 pages of your chosen play. Please include a character breakdown.
  • Playwright’s bio and/or resume
  • A brief statement (200 words or less) on how your play fits into the theme of the festival

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Finstrom Festival of New Works seeks never-produced full-length plays.

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Deadline: November 8, 2021

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In a single email to literary@zoeticstage.org, please send one pdf copy of the play that includes your name, play title, play synopsis, address, email, phone number, and agent information (if applicable). In the subject line, type "Festival Submission - Your Name."

- Opportunity being offered: Three to five finalists will have their plays workshopped and presented as staged readings during the 2nd annual Zoetic Stage Finstrom Festival.Each playwright will receive a stipend of $500, transportation to Miami, and a hotel room for the duration of the workshop.

Playwrights outside of Florida must be represented by an agent.

Playwrights are limited to one submission each. 

You will be notified within days of submitting your script that we have received it. Winners will be announced in the spring of 2022.

Tuesday, October 5, 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)

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