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Friday, September 10, 2021

Musicals Now Festival

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Deadline: September 30, 2021 midnight EDT

Piper Theatre Productions yearly festival, Musicals Now is seeking submissions. Our first season, Prospect Hill, featured a new queer musical by Mark A. Galinovsky and Lily Ali-Oschatz.

One show will be selected to be the outdoor main stage show of our July 2022 summer season. We are currently looking for submissions.

One musical will be selected for production.

$3000 honorarium will go to Songwriter / Book Writer team or individual.

One play will be selected for second placement and if the winning play cannot be performed then an offer to the second spot. An honorarium of $300 will be awarded to the second place winner.

What we’re looking for...

The Musicals Now Festival is about development. Selected artists are expected to be part of the team; meeting with director and designers, attending casting sessions and rehearsals, and speaking with our summer youth education members about what it takes to put on a new musical.

We’re looking for vital and urgent stories to share, artists with great passion, and characters that touch hearts and challenge minds.

We’re seeking storytellers & musicians from all walks of life, all racial backgrounds, identities, neurodiversities, sexualities, ages. This festival strives to be open to all and aims to represent Brooklyn.

We’re particularly keen on projects that use strong elements of Physical Theatre that adhere to Jerzy Grotowksi’s Ten Principals as taken from the book 'Towards a Poor Theatre' by Grotowski pages 211 - 218.

Things to Consider...

Productions are budgeted at $35,000 which includes: six performances, a small band, professional sound with lavaliers, a director, a three week rehearsal schedule, full technical and design support.

Piper has worked under Equity Showcase Contract in the past. We’re not sure if Equity Showcases will be permitted next year as they weren’t this year.

We’re an outdoor theatre company situated in Washington Park, Park Slope at the Old Stone House in front of a reconstructed Dutch Farmhouse which interprets the first Battle of the American Revolution. All performances are performed against its stone backdrop. Make your play revolutionary! It’s a unique and special place.

Design Realities at Piper…

Sets: We usually use levels and set pieces to tell our stories. Shows with heavy set requirements aren’t our bag. We want to put our funds into people first and don’t want to see a huge set put in a dumpster at the end of a season.

Lighting: Our shows start at 8:00 pm and it doesn’t get terribly dark till 9:00 pm, so lighting is rather limited for the first hour. Clean blackouts for the start of our plays can’t happen. Please consider transitions for that first hour.

Costumes: Solid 20 year Costume stock collection.

Sound: This is our biggest production cost. We use lavaliers / professional rented sound system. Our bands are usually no more than four or five musicians.

Before submitting your play, please carefully read the following eligibility, terms & conditions, and entry requirements. To be eligible plays must

Eligibility

1) Playwrights must be over the age of 18.

2) Be at least 90 minutes in length. And no more than 120 minutes. Our shows cannot go past 10:00 pm

3) Not have been previously produced at a production level - previous readings and workshops are okay.


Terms and Conditions

1) Due to the large volume of entries, Musicals Now is unable to give feedback.

2) Plays submitted may be original ideas or adaptations from other forms providing that permission to adapt the material has been obtained from the copyright holder. The rights for all material in the work must be secured by the playwright prior to entry including any songs, poems or quotes.

3) A limit of one entry per Artist.

4) Artists will retain copyright of their works. Piper will not hold further rights to any productions outside of July 2022 performances. We do request that future publications of your work will cite Piper’s role in the play’s development.


Entry Requirements

To submit your entry, please send the following information to FILM FREEWAY

https://filmfreeway.com/PiperTheatreProductions


1. Your full name, a bio, address, phone number and confirmation that you are over the age of 18. If more than one person is submitting, please give both names.

2. Attach a PDF version of your play with online LINKS to at least 6 of your songs. Please don’t ask us to download songs.

3. Attach a separate PDF with a one paragraph synopsis of your play & a character breakdown.

Questions: Please contact john@pipertheatre.org

Due Dates

Submissions are due midnight (NYC, EST) Friday September 30th, 2021.

The winner(s) will be announced December 2021.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology

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Deadline: October 15, 2021

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology of writing by trans and non binary playwrights of 5-10 minute plays that reflects trans and non binary perspectives for possible publication in a volume edited by Joan Lipkin and Jon Fraser. 

We would accept an excerpt from a longer piece that stands well on its own.

Include a brief bio of the author, where, if applicable the play has been performed, and a synopsis of the play. Various aesthetics are welcomed. We are not only looking for realism.

We only accept pieces for which the artist owns copyrights, if previously published, and can reprint without charge or penalty.

All playwrights will retain the rights to their work.

All submissions will be read multiple times, including by a diverse LGBTQ+ committee.

An honorarium will be provided.

Submissions sent to: Thatuppitytheatrecompany@gmail.com

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Diez Minutos Festival 2022 seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Players Workshop seeks plays for its Ninth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival, Diez Minutos. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2022 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. 

Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award. No other remuneration will be provided. Any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!
Scripts are generally not limited in subject matter or content, except no musicals or children’s plays, please.


Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.
There must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year:
The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file; your name must not appear on the script. A second separate attached PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].” No Word files or other formats will be accepted.
The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations.

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play. The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page.
Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges. Players Workshop may disqualify, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2021. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance. Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first- round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival in March, 2022, and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production. All other rights remain with the playwright.

Submitting Your Play

Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2021. No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.
Please email your submission to: diezminutosfestival@gmail.com. Any inquiries should be sent to the same address.

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2022 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.
Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Producer of Diez Minutos 2022

Sunday, August 15, 2021

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

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Deadline: August 23rd, 2021

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations. The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by a panel consisting of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab.
This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of ADAPTING.

For the second season, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be a public showing and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

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

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

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

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

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...

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

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


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

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

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

Friday, August 13, 2021

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Workshops

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Deadline: September 1, 2021 11:59 PM EDT

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

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

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

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

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

For PLAYWRIGHTS, we are seeking individuals who:

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

How to apply:

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

Playwrights are required to provide:

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

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

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

Sunday, August 8, 2021

ENSEMBLE PLAYWRIGHT LAB RESIDENCY 2021

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Deadline: August 23, 2021

SUBMIT HERE

The Ensemble Playwright Lab (EPL) is a residency program for NYC-based playwrights to engage with Letter of Marque's (LOM) ensemble of actors, musicians, dancers, designers, and dramaturgs to create, develop, or reimagine a piece of work. This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations. The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

Playwrights are chosen using an anonymous submission process. Each entrant is asked to create an alias so as to mask their identity. Entrants are also required to omit all mentions of names of previous collaborators and the titles of their previous work. The anonymized submissions are then read by a panel consisting of Lynde Rosario (Literary Manager of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Lea Marie Heller (Resident LOM Dramaturg), LOM Co-Artistic Directors Nolan Kennedy and Scarlet Maressa Rivera, and Guest Dramaturg, Myjoycia Cezar. Finalists are scheduled for interviews to determine the participants in this year’s Ensemble Playwright Lab.
This season, LOM will be exploring the theme of ADAPTING.

For the second season, LOM will proudly offer a $500 honorarium to each playwright chosen for a residency.

There will be two residencies: Fall (Oct.-Nov.) and Winter (Feb-March). Each residency will consist of 7 consecutive sessions to develop a work with the LOM ensemble. At the end of each residency, there will be a public showing and a facilitated post-showing talkback with the audience, playwright, and cast.

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

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

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

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

Eligibilty

The EPL is open to playwrights...

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

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


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

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

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

PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED DATES:

Fall 2021 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
October 11, 2021, (Indigenous Peoples Day) Mon
October 18, 2021, Mon
October 25, 2021, Mon
November 1, 2021, Mon
November 8, 2021, Mon
November 15, 2021, Mon
November 18, 2021, Thurs (rehearsal & tech)
November 19, 2021, Fri (showing & talkback)
November 22, 2021 Mon (wrap session)

Winter 2022 Section Dates
***Playwrights must be available for all the dates!***
January 31, 2022, Mon
February 7, 2022, Mon
February 14, 2022, Mon
February 21, 2022, (President’s Day) Mon
February 28, 2022, Mon
March 7, 2022, Mon
March 10, 2022, Thurs (rehearsal & tech)
March 11, 2022, Fri (showing & talkback)
March 14, 2022, Mon (wrap session)

Where this all takes place: Space is currently being secured for Brooklyn, NYC. Meeting times will happen sometime between 10am-5pm. In past it has been 1:30-5pm, but we will update as space is locked in.

About the Residency

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

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

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

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

This experimental process of creation and development is designed to welcome the playwright into the rehearsal room through active participation in devised and improvisational explorations.
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The goals and outcomes of each residency are mutually determined by both LOM and the playwright.

For more information and submission guidelines, scroll to bottom of the page.

Friday, August 6, 2021

Primary Stages New Writers Group - Applications Now Open!


Deadline: August 16, 2021

Echoes Writers Group at Primary Stages is a year-long, educational program focused on finding, nurturing, and amplifying the voices of women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists.

Echoes will be a place for writers to find, develop, and amplify their voice in a supportive and creative community that grows together. Led by the artistic team at Primary Stages, the group is comprised of writers who are just starting to discover their voice and build their craft, particularly those who are interested in learning about the art of playwriting. Examples of potential members may include a high school graduate just starting to discover the joy of writing, a mother who put her craft on hold to raise children, or a retiree who is just getting back to their art.

The Group participates in twice-weekly Mentorship and Sharing Sessions, where writers have the chance to create and develop their own work with professionals who represent a vast array of fields and writing styles. Mentors include Theresa Rebeck, Chisa Hutchinson, Madhuri Shekar, AriDy Nox, Cusi Cram, Brittany K. Allen, and Nikkole Salter (with more to be announced) and will touch on topics such as Playwriting Fundamentals, Adaptation, Short Form Comedy, Solo Work, TV/Film writing, and more.

Each Group member will receive a $500 honorarium and the year-long program will culminate with a weekend-long intensive for participants as well as a public presentation of the Group members’ works in Spring 2022.

We are looking for people who love to write but have not had the chance to fully explore their passion in a professional or academic setting. Women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming writers have faced many barriers to pursuing and developing their writing, and this is meant to be a safe and inclusive space that will offer mentorship, support, and community to those who are seeking to develop their voice. Whether you've stepped away from your writing and wish to reinvest in your passion, want to expand the scope of your writing, are discovering a new creative interest, or anything in between, we’re looking for undeveloped and undiscovered voices who need room to grow.

We are looking at a hybrid model for group meetings, with both virtual and in-person sessions. In order to foster a full and robust group, we are asking members to commit to attending meetings twice a week on Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons from October-December, 2021 and February-April, 2022. In-person meetings will be held at a rehearsal space in midtown Manhattan.

Primary Stages strives to reflect the story of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, classes, ages, and abilities, and hopes for this group to reflect the America around us as opposed to what has historically been taught and represented.

All applications are due August 16. All applicants will be contacted by the end of August regarding their selection status, and finalists will be asked for a virtual interview.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY: https://forms.gle/th87JpcYEfdC6N8A8

For additional information, visit: https://primarystages.org/explore/echoes-writers-group

Please direct any questions to echoes@primarystages.org.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation New ERA Women Writers Program.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

The 2022 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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Deadline: August 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. CDT
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The 2022 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) playwrights in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges including faculty, staff, students, and alumni will select one playwright as the winner.

The winning playwright will receive:
  • An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL as a guest artist in residence for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. This residency will also include class visits and an all-School colloquium.
  • Travel (within the U.S.), housing, and meals during the residency.
  • An honorarium of $500 for the residency.

To be eligible to win, the playwright must be available for a one-week residency in late March 2022 (exact dates TBD).

The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021 by 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

Please include in your submission:
  • A representative sample from your play up to 15 pages. This does not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
  • A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
  • A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
  • A playwright’s statement (max. 400 words). In the statement, describe your inspiration for writing the play, address where you are in the development process, and discuss how a workshop in a university setting can facilitate that process.

Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:
Submissions must be:
  • A full-length play.
  • Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
  • The primary language of the play must be English.
  • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  • A playwright may only submit one play per year. The work must be submitted by the playwright rather than a literary agent or other third party.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
  • The submitting playwright must be either the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
  • Plays that have been produced or published professionally are ineligible for the competition. Plays that have been presented through staged readings, workshops, university productions, or community theatre productions are eligible.
  • A playwright may submit a play that they submitted in a previous year (including finalists) if there have been substantive revisions.
The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.

We will contact semi-finalists by the end of October 2021 and ask them to submit the full play.

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2022.

Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:

Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.

Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies

Chair, The Crossroads Project

Email: knahm@ilstu.edu

Sunday, May 2, 2021

NEURODIVERGENT PLAYWRIGHT INITIATIVE

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Deadline: May 8, 2021

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE), in partnership with The Epic Players, is seeking scripts from neurodivergent playwrights for consideration as part of the 2021 Neurodiversity New Play Festival (NNPF). As a part of the NNPF, the Neurodivergent Playwright Initiative will consist of a combination of virtual and in-person readings to be held in July and August of 2021.

CRITERIA:
  • Submissions must be by a playwright who is neurodivergent.
  • Scripts can be for a 10-minute or one-act play.
  • Scripts should be no longer than 50 pages.
  • Scripts must be previously unproduced. (Readings and workshops are acceptable)
  • Cast size should be no larger than 10.

PLEASE NOTE:

At this moment, we cannot accept screenplays or musicals.
Theater Scripts For Young Audiences are acceptable submissions.
We prefer submissions in standard playwriting format, but it is not a requirement.
There is no submission fee.

Neurodivergence can encompass, but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, SPD, Developmental Language Disorder, BPD, Tourette’s and Tic Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

We are looking for stories told through a neurodivergent lens. Submissions do not need to revolve around themes of neurodivergence explicitly.

We are looking for stories and plays encompassing the broad spectrum of neurodivergent experiences. We are especially reaching out and encouraging submissions from BIPOC, female, non-binary, and LGBTQA+ playwrights.

Submissions will be accepted until May 8, 2021.
Selected playwrights will be notified by June 4, 2021.
Selected playwrights will be offered a $100 honorarium, the option to participate in the rehearsal process, and their work will be considered for a full production in future STE seasons.

Please send your script as a PDF and a bio or resume (can be pasted into your email) to Dave Osmundsen (Playwright Coordinator) at literary@stensemble.org.

Saturday, April 17, 2021

SMALL BITES Holiday-Themed Short Plays

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Deadline: June 18, 2021

Western Queens NYC

No More than 10 Minutes in Length

Halloween / Thanksgiving / Christmas / Hanukkah
To be performed during October through December 2021

SMALL BITES ~ holiday entertainment for the Bars & Cafes

Unity Stage Company (www.unitystage.org) is calling for explosive original short plays to be presented in bars and cafes as part of a traveling neighborhood festival in Western Queens, NY. Each play should be the theatrical equivalent of a jolt of double-espresso or a knocked-back shot of whiskey. No cozy plays please! Your comedy or drama should focus on a turning point in the characters’ relationships taking place at a specific holiday time. Each play will perform multiple times (TBD), and feature paid non-Equity NYC actors ages 18 to 81.

If Covid-19 restrictions prohibit in-person entertainment, Unity Stage Company will pivot to present the plays as part of a virtual event available for viewing online. All plays must meet the following requirements:

· Running time must be no longer than 10 minutes. Plays longer than 10 pages will not be considered. New, unproduced plays only. Previous readings/workshops are okay.
· Plays must be set in a café or bar and require minimal set and props.
· Play submissions must be sent as anonymous script in PDF format. Page 1 should include Title, Character Breakdown, and brief synopsis, but NOT playwright’s name to better facilitate blind readings.

· Scripts must be double-spaced and use Calibri 12 or Times New Roman 12 fonts.

· Please include separate Playwright Resume in PDF format with contact information. Include details re: all previous readings or workshops.

· Playwrights may submit more than one play.

Send Scripts and Resumes to Sofia Geier at unitystagecompany@gmail.com.

Deadline: Plays may be submitted beginning immediately through June 18, 2021. Playwrights will be notified of their selection no later than August 1, 2021.

Each selected holiday play will be performed a minimum of two times at a bar or café in Western Queens, NY. , during the months of October, November, or December. Each play will receive a $50 honorarium and playwright interviews will be included in P.R. outreach.

Friday, April 9, 2021

JETFEST 2021

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Deadline: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Members of the Dramatists Guild do not have to pay a fee with a membership card and hard copy.

JET encourages all playwrights 18 and over to submit their work. JET's main stage programming is wide-ranging, including comedies, dramas, and plays that often reflect issues of family, community, and humanity. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us at 248-788-2900.

Entry must be a full-length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2022. Maximum cast size of 10. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

Submissions will be accepted January 1, 2021 - April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM, verified by postmark or time stamp.

SCRIPTS

Hard Copy: Submit a copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and playwright biography. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Email: Attach a PDF file of your script, and a second PDF file that includes character list/descriptions, scene breakdown, brief synopsis, playwright bio, and contact information. Email to: by 11:59 pm, April 30, 2021. A mandatory $15 printing fee is payable by phone at 248-788-2900. No email submission will be considered without payment of this fee.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like acknowledgement of receipt, please attach a self-addressed stamped postcard.

CONSENT
The playwright gives the JET Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talk backs. Finalists must acknowledge JET if the script is published.

AWARDS
Each of the four finalists will receive a $250 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are read by the entire committee who then select the finalists.

NOTIFICATION
Finalists will be notified no later than December 31, 2021.


SUBMIT TO

Mail:

JET Theatre
JETFest
1124 E. West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390

Email: c.bremer@jettheatre.org

QUESTIONS?
248.788.2900

INDEMNIFICATION
The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the JET Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting

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Deadline:  January 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting. Submissions of full-length plays and other full-length works for the theater will be accepted; all submissions must address the question "What does it mean to be a human in a computerized, digitized world?" Playwrights with either traditional or experimental theater pieces, including multimedia productions, are encouraged to submit works to the award program.

As in the past, the award comes with a $5,000 honorarium as well as a support for a two-stage development process with table readings at local arts festivals/organizations. Note that works that have received a full production are NOT eligible for the competition.

The deadline for all submissions is January 15, 2021. The awards will be announced in the spring of 2021.

Submissions must include:
  • An anonymized (blinded) copy of the piece
  • Playwright resume/bio
  • Production history of the piece
  • One-page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:
  • How does your piece address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?"
  • What are your goals for the piece in its current form?
  • How would you use the two-part development process to achieve these goals?

The winning piece will receive two readings, at Dartmouth's VoxFest in July 2021 and at Northern Stage in White River Junction VT, during their 2021/2022 season.

Submissions may be made via THIS GOOGLE FORM.

Questions? Email Emma Orme at vox@voxtheater.org

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

FutureFest 2021

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Deadline: October 31, 2020

Dayton Ohio

FutureFest Submissions

Festival dates: July 16 – 18, 2021

FEE
$20 submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”.

Fees may be paid online by following this link to our online payment system.

ELIGIBILITY
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2021. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

TENTATIVE DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 14 through October 31, 2020 (postmark or electronic submission).

SCRIPTS

Electronic submissions (PDF format) are preferred, but not required.

Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, in standard play format with pages numbered. After the title page include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, setting, and scene breakdown, if applicable. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will be disqualified. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival (July 16-18, 2021) and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.

AWARDS
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of three reads. The original play reading committee, following many months of discussion and voting, narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee before they select the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional). Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) by May 2021.

SUBMIT TO
futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com or Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH 45401-3017.

QUESTIONS
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

New Human Horizons Virtual Ten-Minute Play Reading Festival

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DEADLINE: September 25, 2020 - 5pm PST

Human beings are magical. Bios and Logos. Words made flesh, muscle and bone animated by hope and desire, belief materialized in deeds, deeds which crystallize our actualities. . . . And the maps of spring always have to be redrawn again, in undared forms.

–Sylvia Wynter, “The Pope Must Have Been Drunk, The King of Castile a Madman.”

The University of Puget Sound’s Department of Theatre Arts is soliciting new 10-minute plays for the New Human Horizons Virtual Ten-Minute Play Reading Festival.

Plays open to all playwrights and any style of play; however, no musicals. We are seeking plays that engage in conversation with Sylvia Wynter’s notion of the Human as both bios and logos, magical, words made flesh. We are interested in plays that re-imagine and re-present new ways of being, living, caring, and loving in the world.

Plays can incorporate the themes of the quote in a variety of ways, for example,

· The relationship between Human beings and language, mythology;

· Representation of the Human and the body and/or flesh;

· New forms of Human interaction;

· Loving and caring beyond modern concepts of Human relationships;

· Connections between Humans and animals, Humans and the environment;

· Intersection between Human life, mortality, and immortal deities;

· Human and hybridity, cyborgs, pre/post-human;

· New imaginings and representations on what it means to be (or not to be) Human;

· Life and living on the margins of the Human as construct.

Plays will be read and evaluated by undergraduate students in the Theatrical Experience classes at University of Puget Sound. This is an exciting opportunity for students, playwrights, and community members to engage and encounter new theatrical works.

Six plays will be selected for the virtual reading festival on December 2nd and 3rd. Selected plays will be announced early November 2020. Playwrights maintain full rights to their material.

Selected playwrights will receive a $150 honorarium.
Submission Guidelines:

· Plays must be unpublished and un-produced;

· written primarily in English;

· incorporate the concept of the Human in some form;

· be no more than ten pages in length;

· not be a musical.

*We prefer plays with 2-6 characters of diverse race, age, gender, and ethnicity.

Submission Process:

· Script should be in standard script format (see: http://www.caryplaywrightsforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CPF_play_formatting-1.pdf;

· Include page numbers;

· Along with the submission, please submit a separate title page with title of the play and playwright’s contact information (name, email, phone number, and address).

· No personal information should appear anywhere else in the script.

· Accepting digital submissions only. Submit PDF copy to upsplaysubmission@gmail.com

Saturday, August 8, 2020

The Crossroads Project: 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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Deadline: August 15, 2020 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time
Normal IL

The 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by playwrights of color in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges comprising of faculty, staff, and students will select one playwright as the winner of the contest.

The winning playwright will receive:
  • An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. The playwright may also be invited to offer guest lectures and colloquia. The Crossroads Project will cover costs for travel, housing, and meals during the workshop.
  • An honorarium of $500 for the workshop.
To be eligible to win the contest, a playwright must be available for a one-week workshop in late March 2021 (exact dates TBD). Due to funding limitations, the Crossroads Project can only cover costs for travel within the United States.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

Please include in your submission:
  • A sample from your play up to 15 pages. This does not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
  • A playwright’s statement (max. 250 words) describing your inspiration for writing the play, as well as how you believe a workshop in a university setting will further your development process.
  • A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
  • A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:
  • A playwright may only submit one play per contest. The writer of the play must submit their own work.
  • Plays that have been previously fully produced or published are ineligible for the contest. Plays that have previously had workshops or staged readings are eligible.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
  • The submitting playwright must either be the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
  • Submissions must be full-length plays.
  • Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
  • The primary language of the play must be English.
  • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  • The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.
To submit your play, use the play submission form . Please try the link first to check if the contest is still open.

We will contact semi-finalists by the end of October 2020 and ask them to submit the full play.

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2021.

Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:

Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.
Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
Chair, The Crossroads Project

Email: knahm@ilstu.edu

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Diez Minutos 2021 seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: August 31, 2020 - midnight U.S. Central Standard Time

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Players Workshop seeks plays for its Ninth Annual International 10-Minute Play Festival. This fully-staged festival will be in English and will take place in March of 2021 in the international arts center of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico — a World Heritage Site brimming with charm, history, and culture. San Miguel was recently voted Conde Nast Traveler Magazine "Best City in the World.” In 2017, readers of Travel – Leisure Magazine voted it the #1 city in the world to visit.

There is no fee for submitting. Each playwright whose script is selected and performed will receive a $25 USD cash honorarium and two complimentary tickets to the production. One play will be selected as the Audience Favorite and its playwright shall receive an additional $25 USD cash award. No other remuneration will be provided, and any playwright attending must do so at his or her own expense.

Submission Guidelines

Players Workshop may delete, without reading, any submission that does not comply with these rules.

Only one play may be submitted per entrant. Send us your best!

Only the first 100 plays entered are guaranteed to be considered.

Scripts are not limited in subject matter or content. However, there must be no nudity, and suitability for performance before a general adult audience will be a factor in selection.

No musicals or children’s plays, please.

The play must be submitted by email, as an attached PDF file, with a separate PDF listing playwright information. No Word files or other formats will be accepted.

We’re asking for blind submissions again this year; your name must not appear on the script. The second PDF shall include all contact information for the playwright, including name, address, telephone number and email address on a separate title page.

The script must be in standard play format, with a title page, a character listing, the setting, props, and any technical requirements or other production considerations. The two PDF files should be titled "Submission [Name Of Play]” and "Title Page [Name Of Play].”

The play must be in English and no longer than 10 pages in standard format, with a calculated running time of no less than eight minutes and no more than twelve minutes.

Submission period opens on August 1, 2020. Entries must be received prior to midnight U.S. Central Standard Time, August 31, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted because of transmission problems.

The play must be unpublished, but may have had previous productions. If the play has had previous productions, a production history must be included with the submission of the title page. The submitting playwright must own all rights to the play.

Selection of plays will be at the absolute discretion of the judges.

Selection of a play does not guarantee production. Producers may decline to produce a selected play because of casting, directing or any other consideration, in which case no payment will be due the playwright.

Notification is expected to be made no later than December 1, 2020. Only playwrights whose plays have been selected for performance during the festival will receive notification of acceptance.

Playwrights whose plays were received in the first 100 submitted will receive first-round notification. Producers reserve the right to consider additional plays not received in the first 100.

Plays are restricted to 4 or fewer characters. Small casts are preferable, as the stage size is modest, with minimal set, props, sound cues, and costuming. Our talent pool is composed mostly of actors aged 40 and older. This will be a factor in selection.

Entering playwrights grant the producers of Diez Minutos permission to perform the play a maximum of twelve times during the Diez Minutos festival (March 10 – 21, 2021), and to make as many copies of the script as are necessary for production. All other rights remain with the playwright.


Submitting Your Play

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

Thanks, in advance, for helping us to make Diez Minutos 2021 a great success. We look forward to reading your entry.

Players Workshop San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Producer of Diez Minutos 2021

Monday, July 13, 2020

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre seeks online plays for young audiences

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Deadline: July 31, 2020 11:59 CST
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (OKC Rep), an Actors’ Equity Association Category 1 Small Professional Theatre, is seeking submissions of previously unproduced plays, written explicitly for online communications platforms (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, et al) in the following categories:

1. NEW VOICES: Playwrights between the ages of 18-26
  • 50- to 80-minute plays that are written within the context of online communication;
  • Plays can be two or more characters; each character will occupy a single window on screen. Monologues that exhibit innovative use of the form will be considered.

2. YOUNG AUDIENCES: Material to engage young audiences between the ages of 4-11
  • 40- to 60-minute plays that are written within the context of online communication; 
  • Plays can be two or more characters; each character will occupy a single window on screen. Monologues that exhibit innovative use of the form will be considered.
  • Plays must be suitable and engaging for audiences between the ages of 4-11.

Selected play(s) will be produced as an online reading under the auspices of OKC Rep Theatre, and distributed to our audiences via social media. Plays selected for readings will be awarded a $250 honorarium. Selected plays may be considered for full production in a future season.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Deadline for all submissions is no later than 11:59 CST on July 31, 2020. Please email the following submission requirements to stageathome@cityrep.com:

1. Script(s): must be in .pdf form, with embedded page numbers;

2. A one-page copy of your resume in .pdf format;

3. A one-page cover letter in .pdf format, containing the following information:
1. Full name
2. Professional name (if different)
3. Mailing Address, City, State, ZIP
4. Website, if available
5. Social media handles
6. Connection to Oklahoma*, if relevant;
7. Title of Play, Category & Year Written
8. Brief Synopsis

*While special consideration is given to playwrights native to or living in Oklahoma, all are welcome to apply.

CityRep's mission is to serve Oklahoma's diverse artistic, educational and civic needs by providing dynamic professional theatre.

We entertain, enlighten and inspire!

For more information please visit okcrep.org.

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