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Monday, July 15, 2019

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

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

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

The program will provide:

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

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

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

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

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

Film Project Guidelines
Music Project Guidelines
Theatre Project Guidelines

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

Friday, February 8, 2019

The MAP Fund grants

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The MAP Fund invests in artistic production as the critical foundation of imagining — and ultimately co-creating — a more equitable and vibrant society. MAP awards $1 million annually to up to 40 projects in the range of $10,000 – $45,000 per grant.

MAP supports original live performance projects that embody a spirit of deep inquiry, particularly works created by artists who question, disrupt, complicate, and challenge inherited notions of social and cultural hierarchy across the United States. Funded projects address these concerns through the processes of creating and distributing live performance to the public, and/or through the content and themes of the work itself. MAP is committed to intersectional anti-racism, and does not support cultural appropriation or oppressive project language, structures, or content.

The program pursues its mission by annually welcoming applications for new live performance projects. Each year, MAP hires a different cohort of peer reviewers who recommend the projects they believe most align with MAP’s goals through a rigorous, facilitated review process.

 MAP will accept online proposals through ​11:59 p.m. EST on February 15, 2019​. Late
proposals will not be not accepted for any reason.

Monday, January 21, 2019

The Bridge Award

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AITAF is thrilled to announce that Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Tony Kushner will be the Final Selecting Judge for the 2019 Bridge Award!

Submissions opened on December 1st 2018 and will close on February 1st 2019.

The Bridge Award was established in honor of our tenth anniversary with the purpose of recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional talent within the United States military. The award consists of a $10,000 prize, and an AITAF produced reading of the winning work.

In addition to bringing world-class theater to the military, AITAF is committed to supporting and sharing the talents of those who serve. This Award will offer a deserving current military service member or veteran artist important connections with the theater community and access to developmental resources, helping to facilitate a deeper understanding and more active dialogue between military and civilian communities.

Eligibility/Guidelines:

  • Author must currently serve or have served in the United States military. All selected finalists will be required to provide proof of service.
  • All submissions must be full-length, completed plays.
  • Musicals, screenplays, or one-act plays are ineligible.
  • All submissions must be unpublished.
  • The submitted play may not have received a professional, reviewed production.
  • The submitted play may address any subject matter or theme; military settings or content are not given any extra consideration.
  • Each author may submit one play per year; multiple submissions are not allowed.
  • Once a play has been submitted, no further revisions or new drafts may be entered.
  • Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.
  • Submission Guidelines
  • Submissions will be accepted December 1st 2018 through February 1st 2019.
  • Please submit your play in PDF form with the title: Title of Play.pdf
  • Please include a brief accompanying statement, including a description of your service (dates, military branch, foreign countries served in, if applicable.) This description may be 250 words or fewer.
  • Only finalists will be notified of their status.
  • When the winning playwright is named, finalists will also be announced.


CONTACT US: If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Competition, please contact Host through the “Contact Us” page on Host’s website, https://aitaf.org/contact/, or by mail at 220 36th Street, B520, Unit 21, Brooklyn, NY 11232.

WINNERS’ NAMES: The Winner will be posted to the AITAF website, aitaf.org, on or about May 1, 2019 and available until approximately June 1, 2019.

Monday, December 24, 2018

The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting

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This award is for full-length plays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a 1 page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:
1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College in July 2019, and the second at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, during their 2019/2020 season.  How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

Note that plays that have received a full production are not eligible for the competition.

Questions? Email Kate Mulley at kate@voxtheater.org

SUBMISSION FORM

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Richard Rodgers Awards 2019

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Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

These awards, created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development qf the musical theater, subsidize fall productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprqfit theaters in New York Ciry qf works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury qf the American Academy qf Arts and Letters.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of innovative and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening, and it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.

The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may  not  be  submitted  again,  in  another  year,  even  if substantially revised.

Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.

An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances  and  at  the  discretion of the jury, applicants who have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances  by a for­ profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.
SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL


The name(s) of the author(s) must be blocked out on each of the items submitted,  with the exception of the application form. Write only the title of the work on the script, plot summary, CD.

Entry must include four items:

Script with lyrics, preferably not bound. Binder clips, folders, or loose pages are acceptable. Do not send score, videos, or visuals.

Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters.

CD must contain at least 45minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs, recorded in chronological order. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be in sequence on the CD and each song's clearly typed into the script where it appears.

Please include a separate track sheet of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specify the total number of minutes recorded.

Application form signed by all collaborators in a sealed envelope with the title of the work on the outside. Applicants submitting work which has already been  produced  must  give full information concerning these  productions,  including programs. A work is not  eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.

If the submitted work (or a portion thereofj is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or  authorizations necessary  to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.

Materials  will  be  returned  if   a   self-addressed,   stamped   mailer   is   enclosed. Addresses must be valid for at least six months. The Academy will take all due care of materials but it cannot be held responsible for their safe return.

DEADLINE: MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018


APPLICATION FORM ONLINE

Monday, October 8, 2018

2018 “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

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The “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund (“Women’s Fund”) is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) designed to address the underrepresentation of all who identify as women in film, television and theatre. The NYC Women’s Fund, administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), provides grants to support film, television, digital, and live theatre projects that reflects the voices, experiences and perspectives of all who identify as women.

The program will provide finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects and theatre productions. Recipients will work with NYFA Project Coordinator and funds will be dispersed at certain mutually agreed upon points in the process to ensure projects are completed on a timely basis.

Applicants can apply in the following categories:

● Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - grant amounts up to $50,000
● Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - grant amounts up to $25,000
● Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - grant amounts up to $20,000
● Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - grant amounts up to
$50,000
● Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - grant amounts up to $25,000
● Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - grant amounts up to
$20,000
● Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000

2018 Cycle Dates

Application will open on:  Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Application will close on:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:59pm EST

Eligibility Criteria

1. Projects must be made by, for, or about all who identify as women; and/or feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female director; and/or a meaningful female producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female writing credit; and/or include a female protagonist(s).
 
 2. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2020.  “Completed” means ready to be shown theatrically, on television, through a streaming service or online; for theatrical productions, the piece must be fully staged for a general audience in New York City. Projects can be either not-for-profit or commercial in nature. Recipients will work with NYFA Project Coordinator and funds will be dispersed at certain mutually agreed upon points in the process to ensure projects are completed on a timely basis.

3. Film, TV and Digital Projects :
a. Must have started principal photography and should be able to project final cut
and be ready to implement distribution strategy described in the application by
March 31, 2020.
b. Must be “Made in NY” meaning: (1) 75% of its total shooting days take place in
New York City, or (2) 75% of its production costs are “qualified production costs”1
c. Must adhere to content standards suitable for public broadcasting.
d. City must have three (3) years of non-exclusive royalty free rights to air
programming either in its original state or edited version beginning up to four (4)
years after original release date.
e. Funds can be used for any purpose critical to the completion of the project.
f. Projects can be live action or animated.
g. Applicant can be either the filmmaker or a producer.

4. Theatre Projects :
a. Must be an original play or book of a musical (with dialogue, lyrics and music) that has not been produced previously.
b. Must be able to project a professional staging (including paid cast and crew) of the developed work by March 31, 2020 for a minimum of 5 performances.
c. Must present a free performance or invited dress rehearsal for New York City audiences or provide free tickets by lottery or other means to be agreed upon over the course of the run equal to the number of seats in the theatre.
d. Must be rehearsed and performed in New York City.
e. Applicants can be theatre companies, commercial or not-for-profit producers, or
playwrights planning to self-produce.

Application

Applications must include:

1. A detailed synopsis of the full project.

2. How the project represents voices, experiences and perspectives of all who identify as
women.
1 "Qualified production costs" means the below-the-line production costs only to the extent such costs are incurred directly in New York City and are attributable to the use of tangible property or the performance of services within New York City directly and predominantly in the production (including pre-production and post-production) of a qualified film.
3. Bios for applicant and key artists.

4. Current state of the project and plans for having it completed by March 31, 2020.

5. Amount of funding requested and description of anticipated use of funds and how they
will move the project to completion.

6. Overall project budget (please include potential festival fees and creation of a DCP or
other appropriate projection print format).

7. For Film, TV and Digital projects, please provide support for Made in NY criteria listed in
3b above.  For Theatre projects, please provide information regarding rehearsal and
performance locations.

8. Distribution/exhibition plan. We understand that there may not be commitments at this point, but please describe your plans: festivals to which you will submit; exhibitors and streaming services you will contact. For webseries please describe your plan to drive traffic to your project. For theatre projects, a description of the venue, target audience and marketing plan, and names of any artists committed to the project. For independent producers or playwrights planning to self produce, Letters of Agreement or Intent from potential venue partners.

9. Two professional references who are not paid by or have a financial stake in the project or for Theatre Companies, a three-year production history.

10. Work samples as detailed below.

Work Samples

For feature length films:
Applicants should include two work samples  from the project for which they are seeking support: a short clip of up to 10 minutes in length and a longer sample between 45 and 90 minutes, which gives a sense of the overall scope and trajectory of the film. There will be a comments section to provide context for the clips.  For the short clip, do not submit a trailer.

For short films and webseries:
Applicants should include two work samples  from the project for which they are seeking support: a short clip of up to 5 minutes in length and a longer sample of up to 40 minutes, which gives the overall scope and trajectory of the film. There will be a comments section to provide context for the clips.  For the short clip, do not submit a trailer.

For theatre productions:
Applicants should include: a 15-page excerpt of the script to be produced, and the complete script.

Musicals Only : Musical applications also have the option of including an audio sample of up to 10 minutes. The audio sample needs to come from the project for which you are seeking support.
For more information visit  www.nyfa.org/NYCWomensFund  or email NYCWomensFund@nyfa.org

Saturday, September 15, 2018

2019 Elliott Hayes Award

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Application Information

Named in honor of Elliott Hayes, the former dramaturg and literary manager at The Stratford Festival and a dual citizen of Canada and the USA, this award recognizes excellence in dramaturgical work on a specific project over the past two years. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, production, season planning and implementation, educational programming, or advocacy for the profession.

The recipient of the 2019 Elliott Hayes Award, presented at the annual LMDA conference, will receive $1000 US and a travel stipend to the following LMDA conference.

There is no application fee. Applications will be evaluated through an anonymous application process. The application is open to all.

Applications will be accepted from August 15 at 12:00 AM PST through October 1st 2018 at 11:59 PM PST. All applicants will be notified of the panel decision and the winner will be notified by November 15, 2018. However, the public announcement will be kept private until the presentation of the award at the LMDA Conference in Summer 2019.

Application Guidelines

1. For the purposes of this application, if you self-identify as a dramaturg, you are a dramaturg. If you come from a culture that does not view dramaturgy as separate from other parts of the creative process, or does not have a word for dramaturgy, and you feel your work fits within the rubric above, please contact me at awards@lmda.org to speak further.

2. All applications must meet the above-mentioned standards for eligibility.

3. Only one application per person.

4. Although we welcome applicants from anywhere in the world, the application must be in English.

5. The application must be a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 4000 words. The will be no reward for brevity nor punishment for length. Within the already stated boundaries, the essay should be exactly as long as it takes for you to make a strong, clear, and cogent argument for the nomination you are putting forth.

6. At this time, we do not have the capability to review secondary materials such as videos or slideshows. Although their inclusion will not disqualify an application, they will not be reviewed. No letters of reference are needed - nor will they be read if sent. As well, please do not include a resume in your application, as we are concerned with only the strength of your proposal and what currently engages you, not your history.

7. In order to facilitate the anonymous application process, you must provide two separate documents in.doc or.docx format - the first discussing the work with no identifying information (including the name of the work, your name or the name of the person you are nominating, or the city, state or country in which the event took place. In other words, nothing can be included which is searchable on Google or any other search engine. The phrases "the work”, “the director”, and “the process” are all fine substitutes. The second document will include all of the identifying information not present in the first, including your name and contact info or the name and contact information of the person/work you are proposing. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of dramaturgs who represent the extraordinary talent and diversity found within our profession. As VP of Grants and Awards, I am the only person who will see the identifying information, and the panelists will not know the identity of the winner until after a decision has been reached.

8. Although you are welcome to propose the work of others, that other person must be known to you, you must have had a real-life interaction with said person, and you must be able to provide contact information for them.

9. Any project you propose cannot have been completed before July 1st, 2017. It is fine if the project is still underway. Ideally, it should be completed by December 31st 2018, though exceptions may be made for extraordinary work.

10. Each project may only be proposed once for the Elliott Hayes Award. While there is no limit to the number of years in a row one can apply (see note below), each year must feature a new project.

11. The winner of the award must appear at two conferences, either in person or virtually (using an application such as Skype.) The first appearance would be to accept the award, and the second to present it to the next year’s winner.

12. The winner of the Elliott Hayes Award is required to sit on the next year’s adjudication panel.

Note: If you have won or received a special commendation for the Elliott Hayes Award, you may not reapply for three years.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact Bernardo Mazón Daher, VP of Grants and Awards, at awards@lmda.org

We look forward to your consideration!

To Submit:

Send your essay without identifying information in PDF format per the instructions here and a separate PDF with all of the identifying information outlined here to awards@lmda.org.

If you don't receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact lmdanyc@gmail.com.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Jonathan Larson Grants 2019

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General Criteria

The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre artists. Composers, lyricists, and librettists who work in musical theatre are the focus of the grants. ATW is committed to serving artists who are creating new, fully producible works for the theatre, and advancing the art form. The grants do not honor a specific piece or project.

Grant awards are based on merit, and are intended for those artists with a demonstrated commitment and dedication to a career in musical theatre. Further, the grants are not intended to be scholarships, and artists applying for grants should be working professionally in the field.
Applications are accepted in the following areas:

  • Individuals may apply as lyricists, composers, librettists, or any combination of the three.
  • Collaborative teams may apply together as composer, lyricist, and/or librettist, or any combination of the three.
  • Collaborators who work together regularly are strongly encouraged to apply as a team. If your collaborative team has more than three individuals, please contact the ATW offices.
  • United States citizenship is not a requirement to receive the grant, but you must be eligible to work in the U.S. and reside/work here on at least a part-time basis and submitted work should be predominately in English.
  • Artists may apply only once per grant cycle.  You may not apply as part of a team and as an individual applicant.
  • Prior Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients are not eligible.
(Applications that do not adhere to these general criteria will not be considered)

Required Materials – Applicants must submit the following through our online portal to be considered.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Completed Application Forms, including:

General Information
Artistic Statement— on the form provided, describe your achievements and goals for your career as a creative artist or collaborative team (one per application). Please do not make specific monetary requests as part of the application.
Creative Curriculum Vitae—productions/workshops/readings, educational history, and including list of awards (one for each applicant or each member of a team, please submit multiple CVs in one, combined .pdf or .doc file).

SAMPLES OF WORK

  • Comprehensive Work Sample List—a list of all the song and libretto selections with authorship information. Work samples are only required in accordance with your application focus.  For instance, if you are applying as a composer only, please only submit music, and dramatic context for the song.  Do not submit a book or lyrics for adjudication.  The same would be true if you were applying as a lyricist or book writer, only submit samples for the area or areas for which you wish to be considered.Once you have completed the Work Sample list, you will have the opportunity to upload your material.
  • Libretto—Please submit one-act only of a musical book (or if your work does not have a traditional act-break, an excerpt of 60 pages or less). .pdf format is preferred. You may start your libretto with a 1-page synopsis of the show in its entirety.
  • Audio Files/Song Selections—upload selected songs (accepted formats include MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC). Select individual tracks and pieces that reflect your best work.
  • Dramatic Context/ Lyric Sheets—describe the dramatic context and provide the lyrics for each song selection
  • Applicants may provide a letter of support/recommendation from theatre artists or educators.


About Selecting Work Samples:

Regardless, if you work creatively in all three disciplines (music, lyrics, and book) or you are applying as a collaborative team, you should submit combined work samples that represent the full range of your work.  For example, Jonathan Larson might have submitted one application that included three song selections from Rent, two song selections from Tick, Tick…Boom!, and the book of Act II from Rent.  Please do not submit a recording of an entire act or production.  Select individual tracks and pieces that reflect your best work.

The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre writers. We are aware that artists work in multiple disciplines; and while it is not necessary that you only work in musical theatre, selections of representative work submitted for the grant must be for musical theatre.  Applications submitting oratorios, operas, symphonic scores, or film scores will not be considered.

Adapted Works: Should you choose to submit selections from work which is adapted from an existing work, you must provide proof of rights for that adaptation as part of your application.

ONLINE APPLICATION

Monday, August 27, 2018

ARTIST COMMISSIONING PROGRAM seeks Queens (NYC) based playwrights & composers

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The Artist Commissioning Program (ACP) awards Queens-based choreographers, playwrights, and composers $10,000 each towards the creation of a new, original work. This innovative program democratizes the traditional commissioning process, which has historically been reserved for a privileged few. Two things make ACP distinct from a typical arts award: 1) its aim to fill gaps in American culture, as well as 2) pair artists with a cohort of "art producers". Art Producers select the artists in a panel and serve as a support structure for the cohort. Both Artists and Art Producers receive access to professional development programming and collaborative arts events throughout the year-long program. Read more about each role below.

WE ARE NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE: OCTOBER 12 AT 11:59PM

UPCOMING INFORMATION SESSIONS

JAMAICA

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
6 - 8pm,
REGISTER HERE
Hall of Fame Studios
89-37 164th St
Jamaica, NY 11432

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
6 - 8pm,
REGISTER HERE
King Manor Museum
150-03 Jamaica Avenue
Jamaica, NY 11432

FLUSHING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
6 - 8pm,
REGISTER HERE
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd
Flushing, NY 11354

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
6 - 8pm,
REGISTER HERE
Flushing Library (Room A & B)
41-17 Main Street
Flushing, NY 11355

Sunday, August 5, 2018

2018 “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund Guidelines and Eligibility Requirements

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The “Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund (“Women’s Fund”) is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) designed to address the underrepresentation of women in film, television and theatre. The NYC Women’s Fund, administered by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), provides grants to support film, television, digital, and live theatre projects that reflects the voices, experiences and and perspectives of women.

The program will provide finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects and theatre productions. Recipients will work with NYFA Project Coordinator and funds will be dispersed at certain mutually agreed upon points in the process to ensure projects are completed on a timely basis.

Applicants can apply in the following categories:

● Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - grant amounts up to $50,000
● Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - grant amounts up to $25,000
● Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - grant amounts up to $20,000
● Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - grant amounts up to
$50,000
● Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - grant amounts up to $25,000
● Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - grant amounts up to
$20,000
● Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000

2018 Cycle Dates

Application will close on:  Tuesday, October 16, 2018 @ 11:59pm EST 

Applications will be available at:  www.nyfa.org/NYCWomensFund

Eligibility Criteria
1. Projects must be made by, for, or about women and female-identified individuals; and/or feature a strong female or female-identified perspective; and/or include a female or female-identified director; a meaningful female or female-identified producer credit; and/or include a meaningful female or female-identified writing credit; and/or include a female or female-identified protagonist(s).
“Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund
2018 Program Guidelines 1
 
   2. All projects must be completed by March 31, 2020.  “Completed” means ready to be shown theatrically, on television, through a streaming service or online; for theatrical productions, the piece must be fully staged for a general audience in New York City. Projects can be either not-for-profit or commercial in nature. Recipients will work with NYFA Project Coordinator and funds will be dispersed at certain mutually agreed upon points in the process to ensure projects are completed on a timely basis.

3. Film, TV and Digital Projects :
a. Must have started principal photography and should be able to project final cut
and be ready to implement distribution strategy described in the application by
March 31, 2020.
b. Must be “Made in NY” meaning: (1) 75% of its total shooting days take place in
New York City, or (2) 75% of its production costs are “qualified production costs”(1)
c. Must adhere to content standards suitable for public broadcasting.
d. City must have three (3) years of non-exclusive royalty free rights to air
programming either in its original state or edited version beginning up to four (4)
years after original release date.
e. Funds can be used for any purpose critical to the completion of the project.
f. Projects can be live action or animated.
g. Applicant can be either the filmmaker or a producer.
4. Theatre Projects :
a. Must be an original play or book of a musical (with dialogue, lyrics and music)
that has not been produced previously.
b. Must be able to project a professional staging (including paid cast and crew) of
the developed work by March 31, 2020 for a minimum of 5 performances.
c. Must present a free performance or invited dress rehearsal for New York City audiences or provide free tickets by lottery or other means to be agreed upon
over the course of the run equal to the number of seats in the theatre.
d. Must be rehearsed and performed in New York City.
e. Applicants can be theatre companies, commercial or not-for-profit producers, or
playwrights planning to self-produce.

Application

Applications must include:

1. A detailed synopsis of the full project.
2. How the project represents a strong female or female-identified perspective.
1 "Qualified production costs" means the below-the-line production costs only to the extent such costs are incurred directly in New York City and are attributable to the use of tangible property or the performance of services within New York City directly and predominantly in the production (including pre-production and post-production) of a qualified film.
“Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund

2018 Program Guidelines 2
   
 3. Bios for applicant and key artists.

4. Current state of the project and plans for having it completed by March 31, 2020.

5. Amount of funding requested and description of anticipated use of funds and how they
will move the project to completion.

6. Overall project budget (please include potential festival fees and creation of a DCP or
other appropriate projection print format).

7. For Film, TV and Digital projects, please provide support for Made in NY criteria listed in
3b above.  For Theatre projects, please provide information regarding rehearsal and
performance locations.

8. Distribution/exhibition plan. We understand that there may not be commitments at this point, but please describe your plans: festivals to which you will submit; exhibitors and streaming services you will contact. For webseries please describe your plan to drive traffic to your project. For theatre projects, a description of the venue, target audience and marketing plan, and names of any artists committed to the project. For independent producers or playwrights planning to self produce, Letters of Agreement or Intent from potential venue partners.

9. Two professional references who are not paid by or have a financial stake in the project or for Theatre Companies, a three-year production history.

10. Work samples as detailed below.

Work Samples

For feature length films:

Applicants should include two work samples  from the project for which they are seeking support: a short clip of up to 10 minutes in length and a longer sample between 45 and 90 minutes, which gives a sense of the overall scope and trajectory of the film. There will be a comments section to provide context for the clips.  For the short clip, do not submit a trailer.
For short films and webseries:

Applicants should include two work samples  from the project for which they are seeking support: a short clip of up to 5 minutes in length and a longer sample of up to 40 minutes, which gives the overall scope and trajectory of the film. There will be a comments section to provide context for the clips.  For the short clip, do not submit a trailer.

For theatre productions:
Applicants should include: a 15-page excerpt of the script to be produced, and the complete script.

For more information visit  www.nyfa.org/NYCWomensFund  or email NYCWomensFund@nyfa.org
“Made in NY” Women’s Film, TV and Theatre Fund

Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Relentless Award 2018

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The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.

What we are looking for:
• Plays that are challenging.
• Plays that exhibit fearlessness.
• Plays that are not mainstream.
• Plays that exude passion.
• Plays that are relentlessly truthful.

The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first-time playwrights, playwrights of color, and playwrights of all gender identifications.

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

Deadlines:
Submissions will be accepted from March 1, 2018 – May 15, 2018 through Submittable.com, see link at bottom of this page.

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

How to submit your play:

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

• NOTE: please DO NOT have your name or other identifying info (email/phone number) on any of your manuscript pages. Please also exclude agent info, development info, and dedications. This will preserve the author's anonymity for the judges.
• Please provide your script file in pdf (rather than Word documents), with the title format: TITLE OF PLAY.pdf. Do not include your name in the file script title.
• You'll receive confirmation that your script has been received. As submissions are processed manually, please allow up to two weeks to receive this confirmation.

For even more information please see our FAQ here.

​Submit your play.

You will be directed to our submissions platform, Submittable, where you will be asked to create an account if you do not have one.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation grant guidelines

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The Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation offers grants to production companies to offset expenses in producing theatrical works (plays, musicals, performance art, operas, choral works, orchestral works with text) and film or video. All works must be LGBTQ-themed and must be based on, or inspired by, history. See What Is Historical? for more information.

Grants may be used toward any aspect of a production. Grants do not exceed $1,500; the amount of each is decided on an individual basis.  When choosing which projects to fund, the foundation gives priority to new works and to productions aimed at creating new audiences for LGBTQ-themed performing-arts works. Please note: The foundation no longer supports revivals of plays by well-known LGBTQ playwrights.

Please be advised that the foundation is NOT a production company. Grantees are responsible for producing the works for which they receive grants.

Also, please note that the foundation makes production grants only to incorporated not-for-profit entities such as theatrical companies, film and video production organizations, and the like. If you are an individual not associated with a not-for-profit organization that will produce your work, you are not eligible for consideration for a production grant. If you or your group is not an incorporated not-for-profit but is affiliated with a not-for-profit that can act as your fiscal sponsor, please tell us the name of that organization and provide documentation of its 501(c)3 status.

Proposals may be submitted throughout the year; please allow 60 to 90 days for a response.

PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS:

Submit your proposal electronically, as an email with attachments, to: info@aabbfoundation.org.
In the body of your email, describe the proposed production, provide brief information about the organization mounting the work, include information about the historical inspiration for the work, and explain how the grant will be utilized. If you wish, you may include other relevant information about the project; such information may include theater capacity, ticket prices, planned production dates, community outreach efforts, or (for a film or video project) projected distribution.
In your email, please ask for a specific dollar amount. If we approve your proposal, we may not be able to provide funding at the level requested, but it is essential for us to know exactly how much money you are asking for.
Please make sure to provide your email address, phone number, and postal mailing address.
If a production budget is available, please include it as an attachment, specifying which expense(s) a grant from the foundation will pay for.
Include the work to be produced as an attachment. The required content of submissions varies by genre (see immediately below), but all submitted works must concern LGBTQ life and must be based on history. Texts, scores, etc. should be clearly labeled with the work’s title, the author’s or composer’s name, the submitting organization, and all appropriate postal and email addresses and phone numbers.

Specific requirements by genre are as follows:

For plays, musicals, or screenplays:

Manuscripts should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font, and saved as a .doc, .docx, or PDF.
In the case of musicals, audio segments should be attached as MP3 files and limited to a total of 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary. If samples are available online, please provide us with a link to the relevant website.
For opera, choral works, orchestral works with texts, or song cycles (popular or classical):

A piano-vocal score if scored for orchestra OR a full score if the work is for a small ensemble or chorus.
A complete libretto OR a complete book and lyrics.
Audio segments attached as MP3 files and limited to a total of 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary. If samples are available online, please provide us with a link to the relevant website.
For film or video projects:

A screenplay, treatment, or prospectus.
A link or links to websites for viewing trailers, clips from the work-in-progress, and/or excerpts from previous works.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition

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Playwrights are invited to submit original script to the 7th Gloria Ann Barnell Peter Playwright Competition. The friends and family of Ms. Peter – a playwright, actress and lover of history – established a fund at the Morgan Opera House in Aurora, NY, to honor her memory and encourage the writing and production of theatre art.

Criteria include: the play must be an original work, previously unpublished. It must dramatize an historical event or an historical fiction. It may be no less than 45 minutes in total length, with no limit of form (musical, once actor, etc.). Please see the web site for additional clarification. Please submit both a digital and a hard copy of each script with a cover letter (see web site). The author’s name should appear on the title page only as anonymity eliminates the potential for bias among the judges.

Submissions must be postmarked by Monday, March 31, 2018. 

The winner of the $500 prize will be announced in late May and the play will be presented at the Morgan Opera House later in the year.

Mail one copy of the work to GABP Playwright Competition, P.O. Box 327, Aurora, NY 13026. Digital copies may be submitted to baumish@gmail.com.

All scripts become the physical property of the Morgan Opera House. However, in accordance with copyright law, the content of the script remains the intellectual property of the author. Both forms of non-winning scripts will be destroyed unless the hard copy includes a SASE for its return.
The MOH prefers to work directly with the author regarding production details, agents notwithstanding.

Direct inquiries to Joanne Baum baumish@gmail.com (607-345-6133)

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Plays based on the life of James Dean wanted

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Classical Theatre Company is holding a playwright competition  with deadline date of February 8, 2018 to submit.

The play must be based on the life of legendary actor James Dean.

The winning playwright will receive $250.00 cash prize plus shared compensation of production proceeds.

Please send submission to Peter Anderson (Producer) at: peter@classicaltheatre.ca

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Puffin Foundation Grant Award

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For the upcoming 2018 cycle we will review grants only in the following fields: Music, Photography, & Theater. The Puffin Foundation Ltd. continues to make grants that encourage emerging artists whose works might have difficulty being aired due to their genre and/or social philosophy. Your potential application should meet this criteria. You can find out additional information about our grants using the FAQ section of the website located under the 'Grants Info' tab.


Application forms are not available electronically, but can be requested by sending a SASE (#10 business letter sized, self-addressed stamped envelope) to the address below beginning in September 2017. Requests for application forms must be received by December 12, 2017

Completed applications for the 2017 cycle will be accepted from November 1st until the deadline of December 30, 2017 postmarked by midnight. Applications postmarked after this date will not be reviewed.

After September 1st, to receive an application packet please send a SASE (#10 self-addressed stamped envelope) to:

Puffin Foundation Ltd.
Application Request
20 Puffin Way
Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111

The Foundation requests that previous grantees allow a one-year hiatus prior to reapplication. This allows our grants to be available to an even wider number of applicants. Applicants may only submit one proposal per year. Requests for the same project should not be made by multiple applicants.

Grants from the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. can only be awarded to permanent residents and citizens of the United States. U.S. citizens whose projects encompass work in other countries are still eligible to apply.


We are not able to provide status reports about the disposition of submitted applications, so PLEASE do not call seeking such information. Applicants will be notified on an ongoing basis about the decision on their application from January 15th through July.

The Foundation does not have the means to fund large film/documentary proposals, grants for travel, continuing education, or the writing or publishing of books. Average grants are approximately $1,250. The maximum grant size is $2,500. Please note that organizations with an annual budget of more than $500,000 and any project whose total budget exceeds $250,000 are not eligible for funding.

We thank you again for your interest.

Respectfully,

Gladys Miller-RosensteinGladys Miller-RosensteinExecutive Director

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Jonathan Larson Grants

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The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre artists. Composers, lyricists, and librettists who work in musical theatre are the focus of the grants. ATW is committed to serving artists who are creating new, fully producible works for the theatre, and advancing the art form. The grants do not honor a specific piece or project.


The application deadline is Saturday, October 7th at 11:59PM EST. 

Grant decisions are made in February and the presentation of the grants are in March or April.

Grant awards are based on merit, and are intended for those artists with a demonstrated commitment and dedication to a career in musical theatre. Further, the grants are not intended to be scholarships, and artists applying for grants should be working professionally in the field.
Applications are accepted in the following areas:
  • Individuals may apply as lyricists, composers, librettists, or any combination of the three.
  • Collaborative teams may apply together as composer, lyricist, and/or librettist, or any combination of the three.
  • Collaborators who work together regularly are strongly encouraged to apply as a team. If your collaborative team has more than three individuals, please contact the ATW offices.
  • United States citizenship is not a requirement to receive the grant, but you must be eligible to work in the U.S. and reside/work here on at least a part-time basis and submitted work should be predominately in English.
  • Artists may apply only once per grant cycle. You may not apply as part of a team and as an individual applicant.
Prior Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients are not eligible.

(Applications that do not adhere to these general criteria will not be considered)

Required Materials – Applicants must submit the following through our online portal to be considered.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Completed Application Forms, including:
General Information
Artistic Statement— on the form provided, describe your achievements and goals for your career as a creative artist or collaborative team (one per application). Please do not make specific monetary requests as part of the application.
Creative Curriculum Vitae—productions/workshops/readings, educational history, and including list of awards (one for each applicant or each member of a team, please submit multiple CVs in one, combined .pdf or .doc file).

SAMPLES OF WORK
Comprehensive Work Sample List—a list of all the song and libretto selections with authorship information. Work samples are only required in accordance with your application focus. For instance, if you are applying as a composer only, please only submit music, and dramatic context for the song. Do not submit a book or lyrics for adjudication. The same would be true if you were applying as a lyricist or book writer, only submit samples for the area or areas for which you wish to be considered.Once you have completed the Work Sample list, you will have the opportunity to upload your material.
Libretto—Please submit one-act only of a musical book (or if your work does not have a traditional act-break, an excerpt of 60 pages or less). .pdf format is preferred. You may start your libretto with a 1-page synopsis of the show in its entirety.
Audio Files/Song Selections—upload selected songs (accepted formats include MP3, MP4, WMA, WAV, ACC (M4A) and FLAC). Select individual tracks and pieces that reflect your best work.
Dramatic Context/ Lyric Sheets—describe the dramatic context and provide the lyrics for each song selection

Applicants may provide a letter of support/recommendation from theatre artists or educators.

About Selecting Work Samples:
Regardless, if you work creatively in all three disciplines (music, lyrics, and book) or you are applying as a collaborative team, you should submit combined work samples that represent the full range of your work. For example, Jonathan Larson might have submitted one application that included three song selections from Rent, two song selections from Tick, Tick…Boom!, and the book of Act II from Rent. Please do not submit a recording of an entire act or production. Select individual tracks and pieces that reflect your best work.

The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre writers. We are aware that artists work in multiple disciplines; and while it is not necessary that you only work in musical theatre, selections of representative work submitted for the grant must be for musical theatre. Applications submitting oratorios, operas, symphonic scores, or film scores will not be considered.

Adapted Works: Should you choose to submit selections from work which is adapted from an existing work, you must provide proof of rights for that adaptation as part of your application.

Online Application
APPLY HERE FOR 2018 LARSON GRANTS

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy 2018

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Named in honor of Elliott Hayes, the former dramaturg and literary manager at The Stratford Festival and a dual citizen of Canada and the USA, this award recognizes excellence in dramaturgical work on a specific project over the past two years. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, production, season planning and implementation, educational programming, or advocacy for the profession.

The recipient of the 2018 Elliott Hayes Award, presented at the annual LMDA conference, will receive $1000 US.

There is no application fee. Applications will be evaluated through a blind submission process. The application is open to all.

Applications will be accepted from July 13, 2017 through October 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT. All applicants will be notified of the panel decision and the winner will be notified by January 19, 2018. However, the public announcement will be embargoed until the presentation of the award at the LMDA Conference in Summer 2018.

Application Guidelines

1. For the purposes of this application, if you self-identify as a dramaturg, you are a dramaturg. If you come from a culture that does not view dramaturgy as separate from other parts of the creative process, or does not have a word for dramaturgy, and you feel your work fits within the rubric above, please contact me at awards@lmda.org to speak further.

2. All applications must meet the above-mentioned standards for eligibility.

3. Only one application per person.

4. Although we welcome applicants from anywhere in the world, the application must be in English.

5. The application must be a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 4000 words. The will be no reward for brevity nor punishment for length. Within the already stated boundaries, the essay should be exactly as long as it takes for you to make a strong, clear, and cogent argument for the nomination you are putting forth.

6. At this time, we do not have the capability to review secondary materials such as videos or slideshows. Although their inclusion will not disqualify an application, they will not be reviewed. No letters of reference are needed - nor will they be read if sent. As well, please do not include a resume in your application, as we are concerned with only the strength of your proposal and what currently engages you, not your history.

7. In order to facilitate the blind submission process, you must provide two separate documents in.doc or.docx format - the first discussing the work with no identifying information (including the name of the work, your name or the name of the person you are nominating, or the city, state or country in which the event took place. In other words, nothing can be included which is searchable on Google or any other search engine. The phrases "the work”, “the director”, and “the process” are all fine substitutes. The second document will include all of the identifying information not present in the first, including your name and contact info or the name and contact information of the person/work you are proposing. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of dramaturgs who represent the extraordinary talent and diversity found within our profession. As VP of Grants and Awards, I am the only person who will see the identifying information, and the panelists will not know the identity of the winner until after a decision has been reached.

8. Although you are welcome to propose the work of others, that other person must be known to you, you must have had a real-life interaction with said person, and you must be able to provide contact information for them.

9. Any project you propose cannot have been completed on or before December 31, 2016. It is fine if the project is still underway. Ideally, it should be completed by June 15, 2019, though exceptions may be made for extraordinary work.

10. Each project may only be proposed once for the Elliott Hayes Award. While there is no limit to the number of years in a row one can apply (see Note below), each year must feature a new project.

11. The winner of the award must appear at two conferences, either in person or virtually (using an application such as Skype.) The first appearance would be to accept the award, and the second to present it to the next year’s winner.

12. The winner of the Elliott Hayes Award is required to sit on the next year’s adjudication panel.

Note: If you have won or received a special commendation for the Elliott Hayes Award, you may not reapply for three years.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me (Brad Rothbart, VP of Grants and Awards) at awards@lmda.org

We look forward to reading your applications.

To Submit:

Send your essay without identifying information in .doc or .docx format per the instructions here and a separate .doc or .docx with all of the identifying information outlined here to eha@lmda.org.

If you don't receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact lmdanyc@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Henley Rose Playwriting Competition For Women (Knoxville TN)

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NO FEE OPTION:
  • Fee is waived for members of the Dramatists Guild with verification of current membership
  • Fee is waived for snail-mail submissions: 
Henley Rose Playwright Competition
810 Vista Oaks Lane
Knoxville, TN 37919
The first 200 submissions to be received between June 30th and August 31st will be considered. Once 200 scripts have been submitted an announcement will be made and the application will be closed.
  • Submissions must be completed full-length or one-act plays.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female playwright.
  • Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged.
  • Submissions are due by August 31st, 2017 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify.
  • One script may be submitted per applicant.
  • International submissions are welcome. 
There is a $20 submission fee. ($20 submission fee is waived for members of the Dramatists Guild with verification of current membership.)

Applicants who choose to submit materials via e-mail must also pay an additional $8.00 printing fee.

A small group of finalists will be announced in January, 2018. From that list, 3 winners will be selected and will be invited to attend the staged reading of their play, which will take place in Knoxville, TN in Spring of 2018.

The First, Second, and Third Place winners will be announced by January 31st, 2018 and will receive the Henley Rose Award. In addition, submission fees will go toward creating a cash prize for the winners of the Henley Rose Award.

If you have any questions, please let me know and thank you for the opportunity to share our competition with your subscribers.

http://yellowroseproductions.org/henleyrose/

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Jeffrey Award call for 10-minute plays

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Deadline Extended to May 31,2017

Call for 10-Minute Play Submissions

The Jeffrey Award
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The Jeffrey Award invites NYC playwrights to submit a ten-minute play on the theme "Second Acts." Submission guidelines below.

The Award will provide a director and actors for a one-time reading of the play. In addition to the opportunity to hear your play out loud, the winner will receive a $250 cash award.

All submissions must be received by Noon, May 31, 2017. Winner will be notified in July.

Guidelines for submissions:
  • NYC playwrights only; one submission per author.
  • No more than a 10-minute play, which is usually 8-13 pages [read your play aloud and allow for nonverbal action]
  • Maximum 3 characters
  • Submit a standard format PDF with no identifiers on the title page or in the script.
  • Play must be previously unproduced
  • The reading will be script-in-hand, no props--think table read-- with a short rehearsal period, with the focus on having the playwright hear the work out loud in front of people.
Send to: thejeffreyaward@gmail.com.
The subject line should include the THEME and the TITLE of your play. For example: Second Acts: Title of My Play

Please include your contact information (address, email, phone number) in the body of the email.

We look forward to reading your work.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pride Films and Plays: Call for Entries to LezPlay Contest

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Members of the Dramatists Guild are invited to submit one (1) entry for free. 
Pride Films and Plays is delighted to announce that submissions for the 2017 LezPlay Contest are now open.

The mission of LezPlay is to enhance the visibility and advance the viability of lesbian-centered stories for the stage. To that end, LezPlay honors excellence in storytelling by women-identified writers who present lesbian characters and themes—past, present, and future—in a pivotal, positive way.

We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We want to introduce audiences to work that reflects, resonates with, and is relevant to their lives. We want stories that have a broad appeal, stories that will enable us to reach individuals of all ages and in all stages of life.

From April 1 to May 31, 2017, we welcome submissions of full-length plays (up to 120 pages) from writers who identify as women. Only scripts that have not been professionally produced are eligible.

Scripts will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals: directors, artistic directors, playwrights, producers, dramaturges, literary managers.

One winner and two finalists will be selected from all script entries. The selected scripts will be those that receive the highest recommendation from our reading panel and that best align with the mission of LezPlay. The two finalists will receive a prize of $300. The winner will earn a prize of $400 and four days of developmental workshops, culminating in two public staged readings on September 8 and 9 at Pride Arts Center in Chicago.

To enter, complete the online entry form at FilmFreeway (filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay). Please submit your script as a PDF with NO identifying information (only blind copies will be accepted).

Members of the Dramatists Guild are invited to submit one (1) entry for free. On the payment page, input the code DG2017. Entry fee for non-members is $15 if script is received by April 30 or $30 if script is received by May 31. 

To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 31, 2017.
For complete details, please visit: filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay

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