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Showing posts with label monologues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label monologues. Show all posts

Saturday, January 15, 2022

10TH COLUMBUS BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL seeks one-act plays and monologues

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Deadline: January 21, 2022

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Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) is now accepting creative works that say something in words that speak truth and heals souls when spoken out loud.

The 2022 theme for our 10thAnnual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) is “Speaking Truth That Heals.”

We are accepting monologues and one-act plays that have diversity, inclusion, and equity of Black and Brown characters for our 10th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) that will be held July 8th-10th2022, at The Columbus Performing Arts Center and July 16th-17th 2022, at The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio. Submission dates are December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

The entries need to meet the following criteria:

ONE-ACT PLAYS

1) No more than 4 characters (6 characters can play double-role.)

2) No derogatory, hate based, sexually explicit work will be reviewed or accepted.

3) Have minimal set/light requirements.

4) If required, play can be rehearsed/performed effectively by virtual means.

5) 15 to 30 minutes long.

6) Blocking of the play can be rearranged by the Director to meet social distance guidelines of State and theatre venue.


MONOLOGUES

1) 5 to 10 minutes long.

2) No derogatory, hate based, sexually explicit work will be reviewed or accepted.


Go to our www.mine4godproductions.com web site to complete the 2022 CBTF Entry Form and information on how to submit your original creative works before the deadline of January 31, 2022.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Michael and Joan Kornblit 10-minute Playwriting Competition offered by Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

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Mothers in the Bible: Smart Women, Tough Choices

Requesting monologues and/or one-acts from playwrights around the globe dealing with Mothers in the Hebrew Bible.

All entries must be under 10 minutes. Anything that reads longer than 10 minutes will not be considered.

Limit three submissions per playwright.

Those selected for production will each receive a $100 prize.

Selected pieces will be announced by March 15, 2022.

Selected pieces will have works professionally performed in salon-style productions on April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. in Oklahoma City (venue TBD).

Plays will be chosen by blind submission committee.

As we usher in Mothers’ Day 2022, Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma (JTO) invites playwrights to take a reverent but realistic view of some of the greater and lesser-known mothers in the Hebrew Bible. While it’s simple to see mothers as beacons of goodness, nurturers, and dedicated followers of God, sometimes mothers need to break bonds, commit sins, and even rebel against God.

In our first “Mother’s in the Bible” festival, “Smart Women, Tough Choices,” JTO asks playwrights to explore the complexities of motherhood through stories about the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures of mothers that fill the pages of the Hebrew Bible.

Here are just a few examples of possible topics:

· Was it strength that led Sarah to exile Hagar and Ishmael or jealous insecurity?

· Lot’s daughters seduced their father to become mothers. What are the implications?

· Tamar chose to dress like a prostitute and seduce Judah. Ends justify the means?

· What might a conversation between Moses and his mother, Jochebed, have sounded like?


Thursday, January 6, 2022

great weather for MEDIA seeks dramatic monologues

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Deadline: January 15, 2022

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great weather for MEDIA seeks flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology.

Our focus is on edgy, fearless, and experimental subject matter and styles. No theme. Wehighly recommend reading one of our previous collections, or coming to one of our events, to see the type of work we are interested in. Our latest anthology is Paper Teller Diorama. Let us know in your cover letter how you found us and what you like about us We are based in New York City and welcome submissions from both national and international writers.

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/books


Guidelines:

Surprise us with your fearless best!

We do not consider previously published work, whether print or online. This includes limited edition chapbooks and personal blogs. 

If your work appears in our most recent anthology, please wait a year before submitting again in any genre.

One prose/creative nonfiction piece, two if both under 500 words. Maximum word count: 2,500. Please include the word count on the first page.

Please submit only once in each genre (poetry / prose.) If you are submitting two short prose pieces, attach your work in a single document. Do not submit again until you have received a response.


Simultaneous submissions are fine - just notify us with your good news immediately. If you wish to withdraw individual pieces from consideration, click on the title of your submission, click on Active, and add a note listing the title(s) to be withdrawn. If you need to withdraw your entire submission, please use the Withdraw button.

Please don't send revisions. You can always add a note to your submissions if there is something you need to let us know about.

Payment: One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. To help towards shipping costs, international writers receive one copy.


Copyright: great weather for MEDIA holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online. We ask that great weather for MEDIA be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.



We aim to respond in 1-4 months. If you have not heard from us after five months, please email editors@greatweatherformedia.com

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Rockford New Words 2022 is seeking new 10 minute works

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

10 new works will be chosen and presented in a staged performance Feb 4th & 5th, 2021. Writers can choose to perform their own works (Live or on Zoom), or have them presented by professional performers. Writers each receive $200.

THEME: WORDS ON WOMAN

In the words of Audre Lorde, “…the strength of women lies in recognizing differences between us as creative, and in standing to those distortions which we inherited without blame, but which are now ours to alter."

“Woman” has multiple facets including gender identity, social construct, and lived experience. This year we are asking writers to look beyond boundaries to express their experience with the word “woman.”


RULES
  • New Words: written after OCT 25, 2021
  • Theme: Words On Woman
  • One Written Work per writer
  • Language: English
  • Writer Location: Anywhere!
  • Originality: no translations, adaptations, or excerpts of other works
  • Copyright: you must own it
  • Eligibility: no previously published or produced works
  • Length: 10 pages or less
  • Time: 10 minutes or less
  • Format: Any

HOW TO SUBMIT
Fill out the online application and upload a copy of your work here: wssr.org/submit

Words will be accepted until Dec 1, 2021 at 5:00pm CST. We will let you know the status of your submission by January 15, 2022.

Have questions? words@wssr.org

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Love Swell Productions Seeks Adoption Stories for Adoption Awareness Theater Project

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Deadline: November 30, 2021

Are you a writer whose life has been touched by adoption? We want your story for a new theater event that will highlight personal stories about adoption from diverse perspectives, with all viewpoints welcomed and encouraged.

This show will be professionally directed and performed in January 2022 in San Diego, CA. Writers agree that accepted pieces may become part of composite scenes that will feature multiple voices for maximum emotional impact and range. We commit to you that your submission will be treated with respect and compassion. If edits are necessary for flow and clarity, we will share these with you in advance. The intention is to create an annual adoption-themed theatrical experience; if your submission is not selected, it may be considered for a future production, with your permission. Thank you for entrusting us with your story.

This event is executive produced by Lauren Bergquist and Samantha Goldstein, founders of Love Swell Productions and two San Diego-based writers and veteran theater professionals, who are each respectively part of adoptive families.

Submission Details:

- Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

- No submission fee

- Guidelines can accommodate brief autobiographical theatrical works, such as a monologue, scene or short play. Writer may submit more than one submission for consideration.

- Please submit your piece via email to adoptiontheatreproject@gmail.com in MS Word or PDF format, with the subject line “Adoption Awareness Theater Project.” Include your name, title of piece, preferred contact information and short bio (150 words maximum).

- We will confirm receipt of your submission, and notify you in December 2021 whether or not your piece has been selected for this production.

- Please note: Accepted pieces may become part of composite scenes that will feature multiple voices for maximum emotional impact and range. If edits are necessary for flow and clarity, we will share these with you in advance.

- Any questions? Please email adoptiontheatreproject@gmail.com

- Web site: https://www.facebook.com/adoptiontheatreproject

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Original Works Publishing submission guidelines

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Original Works Publishing accepts unsolicited submissions all year round. Please follow the guidelines closely. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

THE RULES

OWP does not accept unproduced submissions under any circumstances.
OWP does not publish adaptations, translations, musicals, or works for younger audiences.
Only submit one play per email.

Do not send an inquiry email or synopsis or samples of multiple plays asking if any are of interest. Just submit the play in a complete submission package per the guidelines.

THE GUIDELINES
  • For Full Length Plays: We now only accepts plays that have received eight (8) or more performances in a production run and have been reviewed. 
  • All Other Lengths: Do not need 8 performances or review, but still must have been fully produced.
  • When emailing your submission please include all of the following material you have available.
  • Your play attached as a PDF or Word document, including cover page.
  • Short synopsis and character breakdown.
  • Production history. (Include theatre company and dates.)
  • Select review highlights, quotes, and awards or nominations received.
  • Any posters or logos from the productions.
  • Playwright resume or bio.

Send it all to:

SUBDEPT@ORIGINALWORKSONLINE.COM

Please list the title of your submission and length (full length, one act, etc.)

in the Subject line.

Response Time

OWP receives a large number of exciting new plays, all of which are closely evaluated. Please give us a minimum of three - six months to respond.

Snail Mail Submissions

OWP no longer accepts snail mail submissions. Let's keep it green. Save money on postage, save trees, save printer ink.

Currently accepting:
FULL LENGTHS

ONE ACTS - (25-45 minutes.)

MONOLOGUE SHOWS

FRINGE FESTIVAL HITS

NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING INDIVIDUAL TEN MINUTE PLAYS FOR "eTens" or TEN MINUTE PLAY COLLECTIONS

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival


Deadline: March 30, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

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

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

Seeking actors and directors, too.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

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

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Deadline: October 31, 2021 midnight EDT

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, understands that black female playwrights are underserved when it comes to the production of their work. We are holding a call for black female playwrights from the United States to submit monologues and short plays that reflect their personal experience, their dreams, joys and hopes. 

These monologues and short plays will be presented live by Fantasy Theatre Factory on February 26, 2022 and a filmed version will run on their YouTube channel for a month afterwards. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected.

Submission Guidelines:

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

-Three submissions per writer maximum.

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

-The short plays should have all female casts

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

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

-Submit work as a PDF document.

IMPORTANT:

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

Email scripts to: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Backstage Sounds Stories seeks sound stories

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Deadline: September 28, 2021

Create a narrative project using only sound. Choose your theme, write your story, cast your voice talent and submit your project for a chance to win cash and prizes.

We challenge you to write, cast, record, edit and submit a narrative story using only sound. Your story must involve vocal performance or voice acting by a Backstage actor and must fit one of three themes:
1. What comes next for us
2. Another new beginning
3. Nothing ever stays the same, but nothing changes much
Your project must tell a clear story, so abstract or non-narrative works are not eligible for judging. Posting your casting notice is also free when you register as a creator.

Performers must register and have a Backstage Talent Profile to participate.Qualifying projects will be judged by Backstage and other entertainment industry experts. The winning project and 2 runners up will be announced on Backstage and the winning project will receive cash and prizes.

Sign up to follow the contest. You'll receive submission instructions, casting tips and a free casting promo code.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Show Me the Monologue Playwriting Competition

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Deadline: October 1, 2021
Paterson NJ

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Calling all playwrights to tell their stories that resonate with diverse communities. The Paterson Performing Arts Development Council is accepting entries as part of its annual Show Me The Monologue Playwriting Competition. The first place winning playwright whose work is chosen will receive a main stage theater production as part of the lineup in the Hamilton Arts Festival (HAF) 2022. As PPADC’s playwright in residence, the writer will receive developmental support that includes a $500 stipend, dramaturge, director, casting, stage manager, tech operators, and set design. Second-place winner will receive dramaturgy support and a stage reading of his/her/their work during HAF.

HAF events and activities will take place from June 16 - 25, 2022, enabling both arising and accomplished artists to present work that deepens their practice as well as entertains, enlightens, and engages Paterson’s diverse communities.

At the Paterson Performing Arts Development Council (PPADC), a 501C3 nonprofit organization, our mission is to bring together multicultural communities through performing arts and cultural events, to create pathways for aspiring and accomplished artists, and to promote the native land of the Leni Lenape people called the City of Paterson, NJ as a regional hub for the creative arts.
Awards & Prizes

-1st place winner receives $500 stipend plus workshop or main stage production

- 2nd place winner receives stage reading

Rules & Terms

Step 1: Upload a video file (under 4 minutes) with an original written monologue from the play or musical script that you are submitting.

Step 2: Attach a full script (no outlines) typed and doubled space of the play from which your monologue is taken. For musicals, also include an audio recording (at least 4 songs as they appear in the script). Full-Act Plays or Musicals must be 60 minutes to 90 minutes in length and must depict a unique cultural experience, heritage perspective, and/or social justice issue.

Plays submitted should not have had a full stage production, however, other readings or workshops are okay. We are reaching out to playwrights who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Cheat Out Podcast Seeking One-Woman Play for Audio Production

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Deadline: October 1, 2021

I'm looking for a meaty, entertaining, one-woman script to produce as an audio play and share on my small solo podcast: https://cheatout.buzzsprout.com/

Open to all genres and subject matter (with the exception of musicals). Minimum Length: 10 Minutes/Maximum Length: 60 Minutes. No fees to participate; no restrictions on eligibility.

Plays may have been published and/or produced before. I do not need exclusive rights, but you must allow the work to exist on my podcast in perpetuity.

Writers may submit up to three (3) queries. Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2021. Chosen writer will be notified via email by October 11, 2021.

Writer will be paid a one-time stipend of $100 (USD) for the audio production rights. Your credit/bio will be posted on the podcast website and included in any marketing.

Please send a brief note of interest and succinct logline or summary of your script, including the character(s), subject and genre. Please don't attach the play at this time; I'll follow-up with those I'm interested in reading within two (2) days of submission. 

Email queries to: cheatoutpodcast@gmail.com

Thank you!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

THE PGE 3RD ANNUAL FACES OF AMERICA MONOLOGUE FESTIVAL

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Deadline: September 10, 2021

In November, in honor of election day, we will host the third Faces of America Monologue Festival.
(Date/Location to be announced.)

The Faces of America Monologue Festival was created in response to the inequality of opportunities available to marginalized communities. Our aim is to collect unique, captivating and beautiful stories and share them so that we can all learn, grow and celebrate each other. Because this is about sharing, we use this festival as a way to raise funds for important causes such as ACLU and Black Lives Matter. This years cause will be announced at a later date.

Selected monologues will be performed at our third festival using actors and directors from The PGE Casting Pool as well as featuring in our PGE Faces of America Monologue Festival Anthology #3. Writers will receive a small stipend, receive a copy of the Anthology, admission to the festival and most importantly bragging rights.

Our selection committee of artists read the submitted monologues blind with the goal of finding those that best reflect the broad spectrum of what it is to live in America. Last year we received over 200 submissions.

To submit your monologues there are just a few simple rules:

1. Keep your monologue to less than two minutes. If we think your monologue reads longer it will not be considered for the festival.
2. Your monologue should represent America's incredible diversity. (BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, AAPI are all strongly encouraged to apply). They can be historical or futuristic, cultural or political, comedic or tragic, spoken or signed!
3. Include the word "CHANGE" somewhere in your monologue. If the word isn’t in the monologue it will not be considered.
4. Complete the submission form before the deadline of September 10th. (Limit of two submissions per writer.)


Late entries will not be considered, no matter how much you beg.

We are incredibly excited to read your submissions!

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Recover-Me seeks monologues

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Deadline: September 18, 2021

Recover-Me's third annual event to raise a deeper understanding of mental illness through visual and performing arts is now accepting submissions for this year's hybred in person and virtual event!

Looking for scenes, monologues, songs, movement pieces, and poetry about but not limited to the following:
  • DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Bipolar 1 and 2
  • PTSD
  • Trauma
  • Eating Disorders

Any and all experiences with mental illness

Questions and Submissions to

recover.me.project@gmail.com

BY SEPTEMBER 18, 2021

REQUIREMENTS: Submit your piece and a short paragraph introducing yourself

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press

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Deadline: none provided

SUBMISSION FORM

We’re proud to announce a new monthly playwriting contest in collaboration with Bamboo Ridge Press!

Every month, Kumu Kahua’s artistic director Harry Wong III will select a writing prompt on or by the first day of that month. We’re looking for 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on that prompt; the due date for submissions will always be the last day of the month. All entries must be written in traditional play format; instructions on this format can be found here (https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats), courtesy of the Dramatists Guild.

There will be one winner each month. Scripts will be submitted to the judges anonymously. Winners will receive $20.00 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of August 2021 is: a confrontation between a person and a cockroach.

Best of luck!

Monday, July 26, 2021

CALL FOR PLAY SUBMISSIONS: DRAMA IN THE TIME OF COVID—AN ANTHOLOGY

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

Close to 8 million people worldwide have contracted Covid-19. 1 million have died. In the United States alone, over 200,000 have succumbed to this deadly virus, and counting. With no end to the pandemic in sight, the “new normal” involves lockdowns, social distancing, face masks, fear, and political strife.

More than any other creative genre, drama has suffered the hardest during the Covid-19 pandemic. With the closure of theaters worldwide as in plagues of the past, playhouses have been forced to find new ways to reproduce the magic of live theater by going virtual. For smaller venues lacking the resources, many have closed temporarily or permanently shuttered. For playwrights, this reality translates to fewer opportunities to showcase their work, and the virus places in peril the future of live theater and new works.

We seek an anthology to showcase works by playwrights examining Covid-19 in all its permutations. 

We are looking for dramatic works (short plays, performance pieces, monologues, etc.) from diverse playwrights worldwide that speak to the deaths, isolation, social, political, and economic upheaval that have followed in the wake of this pandemic. 

The anthology will be published by FlowerSong Press (https://www.flowersongpress.com/) in Spring 2022.

To submit, send new and un-produced scripts as attachments of no more than 25 pages to covidanthology@gmail.com by August 1, 2021. Include a 50-75 word 3rd-person bio in the body of your email. Plays that have had readings or workshops are acceptable. Format scripts as Microsoft Word or PDF documents only, and include a title page with contact information. Simultaneous submissions are okay but please notify us asap if accepted elsewhere. All accepted playwrights will receive a copy of the anthology upon publication.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Paradox Theatre Works’ first annual New Works Festival seeks monologues

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Deadline: July 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for Paradox Theatre Works’ first annual New Works Festival Showcase. Entries accepted at: ParadoxTheatreWorks@gmail.com

Seeking original monologues (Between 2 and 5 minutes), from playwrights from across the globe that have not been produced in the Chicago area yet. This year’s festival is monologue driven and we are holding a “Cocktails & Monologues” night. 

Only 12 entries will be selected. The winning entries will be produced by Paradox Theatre providing a venue, audience and actors to perform your monologue live at our “Cocktails & Monologues” New Works Festival Showcase. The production will be in front of a live audience and recorded. It will subsequently be posted to YouTube under our account, and a video of your individual piece can be sent to you if requested.

The length of the performance piece should be between 2-5 minutes. Seeking Original monologues and original spoken word pieces. There is No submission fee. 

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
• Monologues must be original.
• Monologues should stay between 2 and 5 minutes.
• Monologues that copy the exact plotline of existing movies, TV series, and books will not be considered.
• No more than five submissions allowed per playwright.
• Cover sheet of monologue should have title, author’s name, mobile number, e-mail that is checked regularly, and a bio of up to 50 words.
• First page should provide name of character and brief description of personality.
• We reserve the right to cast monologues with the best actor for the work. Actors portraying characters may not be able to match every physical look, attribute or identity.
• Monologues must be typed, pages numbered, and double-spaced in PDF format.
• Deadline July 15, 2021
• Send to: ParadoxTheatreWorks@gmail.com

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: August 30, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2021 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. 

There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Marsh is looking for solo performers for its MarshStream Performer Spotlight Series

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Deadline: June 7, 2021 9PM PST


The Marsh is looking for solo performers for its MarshStream Performer Spotlight Series!

For 32 years The Marsh has been a home for solo performers developing new work and with the rise of COVID-19 they stayed true to their mission by starting MarshStream. MarshStream launched in April 2020 and has received an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response by putting on over 800 shows in the first year, including the first MarshStream International Solo Fest. Each week the Performer Spotlight Series has a new headliner with a live audience.

We invite solo performers from all over the world to submit their Zoom-friendly solo shows today!

We are looking to book new solo performers on a rolling basis. So if you have a great solo show, please send us your script and a video link so we can see a portion of you performing the show. We will be accepting full length, approximately 60 minute shows. Due to the nature of the medium, we have a post show LIVE Q & A with the performer. After the performance we offer the opportunity to join our Video on Demand Library. 

To learn more about us, we encourage you to head to our MarshStream page here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaceTZwYH0JoGDXis4y1uwA and our website here: https://themarsh.org/

For our weekend Performer Spotlights we treat them as creative business partnerships. We work together to build the audience, we draft press releases and speak to our expansive audience via our newsletter (over 20K subscribers) and social media; and you by engaging and connecting with your audience and fans.

Because it is a partnership, sliding-scale ticket revenue is split 50/50. (You will also receive 50% of any proceeds from VOD sales.) Tickets generally cost $15-35.

There is no submission fee.

Please submit by June 7th at 9pm PT.

Submission form is here: https://forms.gle/aDhTJ5GGjxmLh13w9

Monday, May 10, 2021

Powerstories Theatre Inaugural Voices of Youth Festival seeks original full-length plays and short works

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Deadline: May 15, 2021

A $10 fee applies and we offer scholarships to waive the fee (select "need a scholarship" in the submission form.

Plays in-theatre open to all Florida children and teens ages 8-18, virtual showcase shorter works open to all 

Complete registration form on https://powerstories.com/voices-of-youth-theatre-festival and submit play to Fran@powerstories.com as PDF

A $10 fee applies and we offer scholarships to waive the fee

We are seeking original full-length plays for in-theatre and we seeking shorter original works of scenes, monologues, spoken word, song, dance with original music for a virtual showcase

The length of plays wanted is 45-90 minutes
The length of shorter works is 5-7 minutes

Artist will have option of full production or staged reading


Playwright may submit more than one play, but new fee applies

Play cannot be produced three months before or after festival

Submitters will be notified about their submission on May 30 by email, on our website, and on Facebook

Playwright will self-produce; however, if director is needed, we will help you find one


On July 19 – August 1, we will highlight ten plays that feature young performers. For play submission, we are open to all subjects, and special consideration is given to plays that present diverse casting. If you have a concept in mind but aren’t comfortable directing your work, do not let that hold you back from submitting. We will find a director for you.

Plays should have had no professional production in the Tampa Bay area before submission or, if accepted, have professional production scheduled within three months of debut with the Voices of Youth Theatre Festival. (If the play has had a workshop production, please include this information in your application.)

For our virtual showcase of shorter performance pieces (written for monologues, scenes, and spoken word artists) we are open to all subjects. For singers and dancers, music must be original and family-friendly. If you don’t fall into any of these categories, but still have a piece that you want to present, please submit your registration under “Other.” We’re excited to see something we haven’t thought of before or that is brand new to the performing arts.

Now, more than ever, we know it is our responsibility to give young artists a voice, a safe and creative outlet for self-expression. We look forward to your submission.

FOR ARTISTS: A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS BY MAY 15, 2021

Powerstories Theatre is seeking submissions for the Inaugural Voices of Youth Theatre Festival scheduled for July 16 to August 1, 2021. Submissions are due by May 15, 2021. All submissions will be reviewed by an artistic committee, and selections will be announced by May 30, 2021 or sooner. The overall quality and development of the submission will be the main criteria for selection. Registration is $10.00. However, if a scholarship is needed for the entry fee, please don’t hesitate to ask. If accepted into the festival, parent, guardian, or educator must provide approval, if under 18 years of age. Teachers may collect submissions and submit on behalf of their students.

Each young playwright will be responsible for casting, directing, mounting the show in the theatre, and if applicable for pre-recorded submissions, recording the show via Zoom or other means, and editing for submission to the festival. If an artist would appreciate assistance from a local director, Powerstories will match the artists with an experienced director.

For in-theatre productions, Powerstories Theatre will provide our stage for final performances, rehearsal time, technical assistance, marketing, box office assistance, high-quality live-streaming, and a copy of the live stream video. However, each playwright is responsible for all design elements, supplies and construction for any minimal and necessary set pieces, props, costumes, and miscellaneous items for their production.

Examples of submissions include the following:
Original Play Submissions:
  • Your own original play presented as either a full production with a minimal set or a staged reading performed in theatre with or without a small socially-distanced audience or a pre-recorded performance using digital platform provided by Powerstories
  • For a play, the ideal length is 45 to 90 minutes to allow for one full evening or matinee. Other lengths will be considered. For a play, six performers maximum on stage, if selecting to use the theatre. No limit on the number of characters if producing digitally. Playwrights must be willing to have in-theatre performance live-streamed.
  • Each play production will receive one matinee or evening to present.

Shorter Original Work Submissions:

Your own original work will be performed live in our virtual festival showcase. The maximum length of the performance is 5-7 minutes and one minimum length for the following:
  • Original Scene – Performed live virtually in talent showcase using digital platform provided by Powerstories
  • Original Monologue – Performed live virtually in talent showcase using digital platform provided by Powerstories
  • Original Spoken Word – Performed live virtually in talent showcase using digital platform provided by Powerstories
  • Original Song – Performed live virtually in talent showcase using digital platform provided by Powerstories
  • Original Dance – Created with original music, performed live virtually in talent showcase using digital platform provided by Powerstories
  • Other Original Works – Performed live virtually in talent showcase using digital platform provided by Powerstories

PLAY SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
  • New plays must be original.
  • Unless student is reimagining the concept to make his own idea, plays that copy the exact plotline of existing movies, TV series, and books will not be considered.
  • The play should tell a story using dialogue to show opening, action, and resolution. Play needs beginning, middle, and recognizable end.
  • The play should be set for a black box theatre with minimal set and limited set changes, if any
  • Cover sheet of play should have title, student’s name, parent/guardian’s telephone number and parent/guardian’s e-mail. The student’s information should not appear anywhere else in the script.
  • First page should provide name of characters and brief description of personality.
  • Please do not list the character’s physical looks and attributes. Actors portraying characters may not be able to match the identities.
  • Plays must be typed, pages numbered, and double-spaced.
  • Complete the registration form, including the fee or scholarship request, include the play or performance piece saved as a PDF file, and mail to fran@powerstories.com.

SHORTER WORK FESTIVAL REQUIREMENTS
Spoken word, scenes or monologue must be original.
Submissions must be typed, pages numbered, and double-spaced.
With completion of registration form and submission of fee or scholarship request, spoken word or monologue, should be saved as PDF file and/or video clip. Send entire script in PDF and/or video clip to Fran@powerstories.com.

Cover sheet of spoken word, scene, or monologue piece should have title, student’s name, parent/guardian’s telephone number and parent/guardian’s e-mail. The student’s information should not appear anywhere else in the submission.
Complete the registration form, including the fee or scholarship request, include the play or performance piece saved as a PDF file, and mail to fran@powerstories.com.
Song, dance, and other talent entries should be saved as video clips. Send video clip submissions to Fran@powerstories.com along with registration form, registration fee or scholarship request as submissions above.

ABOUT THE THEATRE
The theatre is a black box theatre with a 26 x 13 acting stage. We will provide artists with stage lighting, sound, projection options, and a list of stock set pieces that are available in our theatre. If you are bringing set pieces and props, they must fit in a small van for ease of moving in and out of the theatre. If selected, artists will receive more detailed technical information.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Black and Brown Theatre's All the Web's a Stage

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Deadline: May 16, 2021

Wanna write an original monologue for one of the actors from Black and Brown Theatre’s upcoming show “Superheroes in Disguise”? Please follow all of the directions below. Black and Brown Theatre is excited to introduce the newest actors for Black and Brown Theatre’s “All the Web’s a Stage”, a monologue series that gives the selection power to the actors! You can write an original monologue for any of the actors and they’ll pick their favorite to perform and record.

Here’s how:

1. Follow @bandbtheatre on Instagram to watch all 5 videos from the actors.
2. Listen to what the actors are looking for in a monologue to get inspiration.
3. Send an email to blackandbrowntheatre@gmail.com with the name of the actor and “All the Web’s a Stage” in the subject line along with your original 1 minute monologue in the body of the email no later than May 16, 2021.

Actors will pick their favorite to record and perform by May 23, 2021. The selected monologues will be posted to Black and Brown Theatre’s social media. Make sure to use the theme “superheroes” however you interpret that! 

Competition is open to writers of all ethnicities and writers may reside anywhere in the world. 

Submissions that do not meet all of the guidelines above may not be considered so please reread them carefully.


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