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

Monday, July 13, 2020

Fresh Fruit Festival LGBTQ Monologues

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Deadline: July 23, 2020

APPLICATION FORM

The Fresh Fruit Festival, now in its 19th consecutive year, is requesting works in the following format for development in filmed virtual presentation: LGBTQ MONOLOGUES, on the THEME: “The Ache for Home”

Do you FEEL at home? ARE you home? WHERE is home, and how did you get there? Did your character get to Home Base? Whose Homecoming is it anyway? Are you Home on the Range? -the City? -the Planet?

Works must be 2 to 4 minutes in performance length, and relate to the LGBTQ experience. Works may be stand-alone, or part of a larger piece (but work as a self-contained excerpt). Eight written monologues will be chosen by curators , to be resubmitted as digitized short films for entry into the development program. All of these will receive:
  • Hosted presentation of the finished works.
  • PDF Program, for download.
  • Basic Audio Post-processing: Including our own, customized intros; basic sound FX or ambient sound. (No music unless you guarantee rights, or solo perf of public domain)
  • Basic Video editing (of standard formats), for continuity & scene shaping.
  • Marketing on Social media.
  • Two assisted tech consults: For SOUND (check balance, dynamic range, ambient problems, clarity, mic use) and for VIDEO (placement, ambiance, and setting). Note: Applicants are advised to send us a draft version of your video file in advance of these.

All 8 semi-finalist films will be hosted in a high-definition platform for a set span of 1 to 2 weeks, during which the public will be free to vote for a later audience choice award. A panel of judges will also be voting on more technical criteria to help select 3 finalists. All 3 will receive a cash stipend, and be eligible for awards in several categories at our annual award ceremony, later in the season.

Final, filmed, submissions should be: Rehearsed, stage managed, and directed specifically for intended virtual presentation; Have appropriate costuming; Have some attempt at “setting” – however simple.

TIMELINE: Written submissions due by JULY 23; Semi-finalists announced AUGUST 4. By end of August Semi-finalists will be presented online. Click on Apply button when ready to send a written draft. (Please apply once only; you can always send revisions etc. by email). Thanks! 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Virtual Play Festival seeks short plays & monologues

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Deadline: August 1, 2020
Submissions are still being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Virtual Play Festival, to take place in August 2020 in New York City, via video submissions. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements. One submission per playwright. 

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 

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! There will be voting for best play.

Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

RAZE THE SPACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE’s international festival seeks monologues

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Deadline: July 10, 2020 11.59 p.m. PST

Los Angeles based RAZE THE SPACE THEATRE ENSEMBLE’s ten-minute international plays festival will go ahead in 2020. It will NOT be a play festival or reading on Zoom, but feature a series of monologues performed by different actors, filmed in physical theatre spaces, and broadcast at a later date.

RAZE is currently operating within an extremely limited budget, cannot offer remuneration or guarantee your work will be performed.

PANDEMIC is the 2020 festival theme. Put it at the heart of the monologue you submit. Comedy or Drama, we want monologues that excite, surprise, challenge, and move us. Monologue submissions that do not meet the following criteria will not be considered:
  • Submission deadline is 11.59 p.m. PST, Friday, July 10, 2020
  • All entrants must be over 18 years old. 
  • Monologues must be no longer than 10 minutes, no shorter than 5 minutes.
  • ONE SUBMISSION per writer only.
  • The monologue must be original work in English, written specifically for the stage by the person making the submission.
  • · Monologues must not have been previously produced, performed, or published. We want new, original work only. However, if your monologue has previously received a staged reading, that's fine. 
  • Monologue submissions must be in Word or PDF and sent as an email attachment to razethespacetheatre@gmail.com. Include the words ‘Pandemic monologue’ in the subject line of your email and a brief hello in the body of the email.
We will announce a shortlist of plays within two weeks of the submission deadline and invite shortlisted writers to an in-house online workshop featuring the work where we’ll read, discuss, and give feedback on the work. The writer is not obliged to attend the session and it will not affect our decision in the final selection of material, it’s simply part of our rehearsal process.

From the shortlist, we will select around six monologues for performance.

Visit the website www.razethespace.com to learn more about RAZE THE SPACE and its work as well as the featured actors on our NOW PLAYING page who will be some of those taking part in the festival.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY:

By submitting their work to RAZE THE SPACE as part of its 2020 ten-minute international monologue festival PANDEMIC, the playwright agrees that if selected, they give permission for the work to be filmed and made available in video format without royalty through the RAZE THE SPACE website for a duration of no more than one year from the time that the content is first uploaded to the website.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Black and Brown Theatre presents All the Web's a Stage Monologue Competition

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Deadline: Sundays June 7 - 21 3PM EST


Instead of a traditional judging panel, we've decided to give the power to the actors who will actually use these monologues. 9 actors will select from the monologues you submit and record their favorite monologue to be posted on our YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Pages.

Who are you writing for? Each Sunday from May 31-June 14 we will post the next group of actors looking for monologues and you can watch their video on our Instagram or Facebook page @bandbtheatre. 

Actors are looking for 1-2 minute monologues. Each actor has different needs so be sure to watch their video to see what they're looking for.

To submit, please email your 1-2 minute monologue in the body of the email to BlackandBrownTheatre@gmail.com and if you are writing for a specific actor from our roster, please include their name in the subject line. If your monologue is chosen, we will need the name you would like to be credited as for our social media channels. Due to our limited staff, we will not be sending out rejection emails, but the actors will send out congratulation emails to those selected. You may submit as many monologues for as many actors as you'd like and you can resubmit a monologue ie: If you submit a monologue for Maurizio in week 1, you can resubmit it for Jillian in week 2 if you feel they both might like it. You may submit monologues that have already been produced, but they must be 100% original and your own material.

Monologues are due Sundays June 7-June 21 at 3pm EST depending which actors you are submitting monologues for. Please note actors will read monologues as soon as you send them so send early if you want to be read first. Each week's deadline will be announced on Black and Brown Theatre's Facebook and Instagram Pages.

To learn more about Black and Brown Theatre's work, please visit: www.BlackandBrownTheatre.org

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

bkONE productions is seeking submissions

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

Currently seeking scenes, monologues, sketches, songs, short films, poetry and more for an anthology series that they are producing.

Works should be original and focus on the mindset and situations people are dealingwith. The struggles, joys confusions & mania that has come with this evolving Coronavirus pandemic.

"Zoom friendly" works a plus!

Seeking all types of works for consideration, for all ages, backgrounds and types.

SUBMIT HERE

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Quarantine: The Musical - Call For Monologues

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DEADLINE : May 20, 2020
Carrollwood Players Theatre announces an open call for submissions of original monologues and original songs for QUARANTINE: THE MUSICAL

Quarantine: The Musical is a collaborative project for writers, actors, singers, and musicians. This special production will be presented live by Carrollwood Players Theatre in mid to late June, 2020.

While it is possible this performance MAY be presented on stage for a live audience, we anticipate this original work will be presented as a live virtual online performance.

Therefore, we request submissions that are both created by, and intended to be performed by, the submitter(s). Your submission of your monologue(s) and/or original song(s) will also be considered your audition.

We are seeking original material addressing all aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are seeking a variety of material, ranging from comedic to dramatic. All submissions, including songs, should be suitable as a stand alone piece. Selected pieces will be compiled together by the director to create Quarantine: The Musical.

Submission Deadline: 11:59 p.m, Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

Guidelines for Submissions:

1. All submitted material must be 100% original, written by you or one or more collaborator(s), and intended to be performed by you as a monologue or song.

2. Monologues should be approximately 5 minutes in length and tell a compelling story about a specific character. Monologues may be comedic or dramatic and must be written in the first person style. Monologues must be intended to be performed by you, but can be written by you and/or a collaborator. Please, no scenes with multiple characters. We are seeking monologues only.

3. Songs should be approximately 3-5 minutes in length and may address either a specific character’s story, or our collective pandemic experience. Songs must use 100% original music and lyrics and may be comedic or dramatic. Songs do not necessarily have to be written in the first person style. Songs must be written by you and/or one or more collaborators, and be intended to be performed by you and/or any other person(s) in your household. You must be able to provide live accompaniment on an instrument(s) played by yourself and/or others in your household, or using a backing track created from your own original music.

4. Submit your work as a VIDEO of you performing the piece. If you are submitting a song that will be performed by you WITH others in your household, all performers should perform in your submission video. Lyrics/lines do not have to be memorized for your submission/audition video, but if your submission is a song, it must be performed in your video with your instrument(s) or backing track..

5. Your submission video should begin with a brief introduction of each person appearing in the video, including each person’s name and email address. followed by a performance of the piece.

6. Send your video as a file or private link by email to info@carrollwoodplayers.org and include in the body of your email the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of anyone appearing in the video.

7. Submissions must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020.

8. Selected submissions will be notified by email approximately one week after the deadline.

9. Selected participants should be prepared to participate in rehearsals and performance(s), which will be scheduled based on cast availability. Rehearsals will take place beginning in late May, with performances to take place in mid to late June.

10. To participate, selected participants must have access to a WIFI connection and must have a laptop or desktop computer with webcam and internal mic. Rehearsals, and likely performance(s), will be held online.

11. Due to the likelihood of online performances and the limitations of live virtual performing (buffering/lag times, etc.), any song pieces that will be performed by you WITH someone else, must be performed together, in person, from your household. Please, no submissions of duets or group songs that would involve singers/musicians in different locations. Limiting participation in your song to persons who RESIDE in your household is highly recommended.

This is an unpaid project. Writers retain rights for their original material, and grant permission to Carrollwood Players Theatre for use in this project.

Questions about submissions may be submitted by email at info@carrollwoodplayers.org

Monday, April 27, 2020

Applause Theatre & Cinema Books seeks work for publication

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Deadline: May 1, 2020

Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is looking for 10-minute plays whose original production is/was in 2019 or 2020 and 1-2 minute monologues from plays produced originally 2018-2020. No stand-alone monologues.

Send submissions to LRHarbison1@gmail.com.

Submission guidelines

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Tampa Bay Theatre Festival

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Deadline: April 30, 2020

Submit via SUBMITTABLE

FULL LENGTH PLAYS & MUSICALS:

All Material must be original. Your show can be published or non-published work.

** Your full length show should not exceed 2 hours and 15 minutes including your intermission if you choose to have one. If you do not have an intermission, your show should not exceed 2 hours.

You will have a total of 1 hour to mount your set and to do a tech run. We highly advise that you have a MINIMAL SET. Remember, this is a showcase of full length plays so you may not have time to put up an entire set. Please use the mindset of a black box setting with no panels or a full blown set. Tables, couches, chairs, and small pieces are fine. You must remember to stay within the allotted time frame that you have to set up.

If your play/musical is selected, there is a fee for the usage of the theater where your play will be presented. The fee for the black box/studio theater that seats up to 60 people is $100.00. The fee for a main stage theater which sits between 250 to 260 people is $300.00.

All monies made on your show is 100% yours, the TBTF does not retain any percentage of your earnings.

You must provide your own payment processing service. Eventbrite is the ONLY service that the TBTF allows, you will receive detailed instructions if your play is selected.

The festival DOES NOT produce your show. All entries must be self produced. The TBTF does not provide casting of any sort for your production.

You are allowed to have union actors in your play (EQUITY) but it is up to you follow and abide by union rules when it comes to casting a union actor.

There will be an opening night show at the Straz presented by the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. This show is simply for entertainment and WILL NOT compete with other full-length plays.

Your sound and lighting will be managed by the staff at the venue where your play is to be performed. You are not allowed to handle their equipment. You can staff one of your team members to sit with the technicians to give them instructions on your cues and lighting.

If your show is in a black box/studio theater, you will have a total of 3 hours and 15 minutes allotted for your entire show. This includes one hour to set up which includes minor lighting and tech/sound run. You will have 1 hour and 45 minutes for your show including 15 minutes for intermission if you don't have an intermission, your show can run for 2 hours.  You will have 30 minutes to strike your set once your show is done.

You must provide your own team of stage hands, stage manager, and crew.
This is a festival and a showcasing of your play. To meet the guidelines provided, we highly advise that you keep your set and lighting to a minimum.
All winnrs will be announced at the Awards Party.

Musicals should also include:

2 to 3  MP3 demo tracks (linked in the cover letter section of the form)
Youtube clips (if available - no promo clips)
Lead sheet (if available)
WHEN YOU PERFORM YOUR MUSICAL YOU MUST USE A LAPTOP, CD, OR AN MP3 WITH YOUR TRACKS ON THEM. NO LIVE INSTRUMENTS ARE ALLOWED, NO EXCEPTIONS.

If your play/musical is selected, you will receive a detailed welcome letter that will cover any additional questions that you may have.  An email and telephone number to reach the TBTF will be provided.

SHORT PLAYS:
  • All Material must be original. Your show can be published or non-published work.
  • The length of short plays cannot exceed 10 minutes and a maximum of 8 cast members.
  • If your play exceeds the 10 minute time frame, it will effect your final score.
  • Short plays are to have a minimum set such as: table, chairs, desk, stoops, stools etc. Once your play is over, you must immediately remove your props as the next show will be waiting to set up. You will have 3 minutes to remove your props and minimal set.
  • The TBTF does not cast or direct your play. Please do not submit your work if you think getting a cast or director will be a challenge for you.
  • Any works previously submitted and performed will not be accepted. 
  • You must be at the theatre on time. If the run through starts and your entire cast is not there your show will be disqualified.
  • The Short-Play competition winner will be announced at the Awards Party.
  • There will be two sessions during the short-play competition. The cast must remain backstage during their session. Cast members do not pay to compete. Tickets must be purchased to attend the additional short-play session that you are not competing in. 
MONOLOGUES AND SCENES
Monologues are not to exceed 2 minutes max. If you exceed your time frame this will count against you and the judges may stop your monologue.
This does NOT have to be an original piece. Your monologue can be from a play, a movie, or something that you wrote.

To enter this competition, please submit a recording by phone of you performing your monologue and email it to tampabaytheatrefestival@gmail.com. If you are selected, you do not have to perform the same monologue that you submitted at the competition, you can perform a different one if you wish.
Winners will be announced at the awards party

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY:

Plays can be submitted by way of the website submission page

If you have a recording of your play, you can mail the DVD as an option. Mail it to RL Stage PO Box 4145 Tampa FL 33677. This only for full length shows

WINNERS OF THE SHORT PLAYS, MONOLOGUES, AND SCENE COMPETITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT THE AWARDS PARTY.

RELEASE OF LIABILITY
I (We) certify that I have the full right and authorization to submit and enter into a contractual agreement to produce this submission during the Tampa Bay Theatre Festival. I agree to indemnify RL Stage Inc and RQL Productions, its representatives, volunteers, board, sponsors, judges, and affiliates against all claims, losses, damages, and liabilities, from and against any claim or cause of action arising from any claim of infringement or intellectual property rights.

ALL PLAYS/MUSICALS MUST BE SELF PRODUCED AND READY TO MOUNT. THE TBTF DOES NOT PROVIDE ACTORS, DIRECTORS, STAGE HANDS, OR STAGE MANAGERS FOR YOUR SHOW.

I understand that In the event a claim or dispute arises out of this application and/or submission, which parties cannot, with good faith effort resolve in face to face discussions, both parties agree to bring the matter before a member of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration decision will be binding on both parties. The arbitrator may require the losing party to pay the costs of reasonable attorney fees of the prevailing party. Judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in court of the competent jurisdiction. The laws of the State of Florida govern this Agreement



Thursday, April 9, 2020

Call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays

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Deadline: April 16, 2020

Call for Zoom Plays: monologues, scenes, and plays written to be performed on the Zoom platform.

Learn about Zoom videoconferencing here

Now accepting plays, scenes, and monologues that are written with the context of the scene being a Zoom (or Skype) call. Plays can be two character, or more. Context is key -- there must to be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, lovers making plans to elope, etc.

Submit here: https://forms.gle/gh9oLZXpty3MxrBM7

This effort is sponsored by Project Y Theatre Company, NYC. All submitted plays will be considered for professional production with Project Y in NYC. In addition, the Project Y Co-Artistic directors are theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College, respectively, and are in search of material to use with their classes.

These new works will also be gathered, organized, and through Google Drive made available for anyone, nationally or internationally, who seeks to use this for educational reasons: teachers, theatre companies, coaches, community organizations, academic institutions, etc. Given the national demand for material like this for use in educational settings, having younger characters might be beneficial, but certainly not required. A diverse range of characters is preferred. You may submit as many times as you like, but please make each a new submission.

All submissions will be eligible for professional production with Project Y Theatre Company NYC.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let's make some new work for this new world.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Stonecoast Review Issue #13: Superstition

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Deadline: April 15, 2020 

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

ISSUE #13 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!

The theme of Stonecoast Review Issue #13 is Superstition. This theme can be as loosely defined as necessary. Some phrases to give you a sense of what we’re looking for are: good luck, bad luck, cursed places, cursed objects, strokes of luck, lucky breaks, significance, cultural superstitions, personal superstitions, myths, urban legends, cryptids, charms, tough luck, beginner’s luck, secrets, wives’ tales, doppelgangers, tall tales, folk tales, last chances, and wishbones. Don’t feel restricted by this list, if you have a different way of interpreting the theme, we would love to see it. We accept Fiction, Pop Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, Dramatic Works, Experimental, and Visual Art. We can’t wait to see your best pieces!

Stonecoast Review offers feedback on 10% of declined submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Stonecoast Review acquires First Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights for all work published in the journal. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Our staff is a group of volunteers, all either current Stonecoast MFA Program students or alumni of the program. We rely upon donations to cover advertising, website, and printing costs. To support the Stonecoast Review, please purchase a copy from stonecoastreview.org!

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • When submitting your work, include a short cover letter and bio (100 words maximum). Submissions are only accepted through Submittable.
  • Stonecoast Review accepts only blind submissions. Your name, email address, or any other identifying information must not appear anywhere in the document or submission title.
  • We accept only one prose submission, one poetry submission (of up to three poems), or ten pieces of visual art per author, per submission cycle.
  • Submitted work must be previously unpublished.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems and one is accepted elsewhere, please attach a note on Submittable identifying the poem that is no longer available.
  • Your work must use standard manuscript format: double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced. However, if a divergence from these rules is integral to your piece, we will still consider it.

GENRE GUIDELINES:

Fiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Creative Nonfiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Poetry: Limit submissions to 3 poems, with no more than 50 lines each.

Dramatic Works: Limit submissions to 12 or fewer pages.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Fifth Avenue Theater (NYC) Spring 2020 Play Festival “Five on Fifth”

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Fifth Avenue Theater (NYC) Spring 2020 Play Festival “Five on Fifth”, to take place May 9th at noon at 650 Fifth Avenue, NYC.

Seeking twelve short plays (no more than 5 minutes), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City only.

Also seeking monologues.

One submission per playwright. The first twelve submitted will be accepted. No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 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!

Deadline: April 1, 2020.

Email: fifthavenuetheatre@gmail.com.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

This is Our Story: The Coming Out Monologue

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Deadline: March 3, 2020

interACT is thrilled to be partnering once again with playwright Tommy Jamerson to create a new work. This is Our Story: The Coming Out Monologues will be a project that we will be working on for the next several months in honor of Pride Month to be presented by interACT and a talented group of actors in June 2020 (exact weekend and dates tbd). The best part? The stories will come from you and will be dramatized by Tommy Jamerson and our Artistic Director, Nicholas J. Clarey.

We ask you to share your coming out story with us, keeping in mind that coming out is something that doesn't only happen once, but rather everyday. It is not something that only occurs when dealing with family. We have to come out to ourselves, coworkers, strangers, school administrations, and others. It also creates a shared story for those of us coming out and for those to whom we come out. It is not restricted to only Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual people; Pansexual, Asexual, HIV+, Transgender, Questioning, Allies, and others also have to do this too.

Help us to tell your story as our story.

Guidelines: 
- Please fill out the form online making sure to include your name and a correct email address so that we may contact you should your story be chosen!
- You may submit more than one story.
- You may submit multiple forms under the same name and email address.
- You do not have to write your story in monologue or dialogue format, as that will be done by the playwrights.
- Should your story be chosen for dramatization, names will be changed.
- We are seeking a variety of coming out stories, good, bad, various ages and ethnicities, culture specific, location specific, involving one person or several, etc. Please don't feel that you can't tell us your story because it may not be "good enough" or not stereotypical. There is nothing stereotypical about life, and this project should reflect that.
- The last day to submit stories is March 3, 2020. 
*****Please note: This is not a vote, please only tell each story once.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

PUNCHING LABUTE 2.0 Call for Womxn Writers

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Deadline: February 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Looking for short plays (10 mins max), monologues, songs, spoken word, fables, haikus etc. for PUNCHING LABUTE 2.0.

LGBTQA+ writers and writers of color strongly encouraged to submit. 

This Collection:

Punching LaBute will be a show consisting of work that metaphorically punches misogyny in the face. It’s about womxn flipping problematic work (like Neil LaBute’s) on its head, and reclaiming the narrative. How you would like to do this is completely up to you, and we are so excited to read all your submissions.

If chosen for PUNCHING LABUTE 2.0, your work will be cast and staged in a black box with minimal props for a one night show:

Where: The Lincoln Loft, Chicago IL
When: June 8th, 2020

To see the playbill for last years show visit: www.punchinglabute.weebly.com

Currently, this show is completely volunteer based with all ticket donations going to a local charity. Last show, we raised over a hundred dollars for Connections for Abused Women and their Children - a nonprofit committed to ending domestic violence.

If you are interested in submitting, please send your work as a PDF with the subject PUNCHING LABUTE SUBMISSION_ FIRST NAME LAST NAME to: punchinglabute@gmail.com .

All submissions are due by: February 22, 2020 at 11:59pm.



Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cone Man Running Call for 5-minute plays/monologues

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Cone Man Running Productions is announcing open submissions for the fifth iteration of our series ‘Five Minute Mile – Theatre on the Run.’ The series will perform at Cone Man Running’s space at Spring Street Studios in Houston, Texas. The show will run from May 28-June 13, 2019.

Michael Weems will serve as Artistic Director.

We will be again staging this one-of-a-kind theatre festival. Each evening, twenty (20) plays will be performed off book by a core ensemble of actors. Eight (8) of those plays will be set for each evening, six (6) will be drawn at random by audience members and the last six (6) will be voted on by the audience (based on title, the blurb you provide, and word of mouth). Every night will be a different experience!

Requirements:

• Submissions will be accepted from Sunday December 1st, 2019 – Friday January 31st, 2020 at midnight.

• This festival is open to writers from any corner of the globe. English language plays only.

• Five-minute plays or monologues - comedies or dramatic work. No scenes or parts of other plays. We’re looking for compact plays/monologues with a start, middle, and end.

• For plays, no less than 3 pages and no more than 4 pages (12 pt font and 1” margins), for monologues, no more than 1.5 full pages (12 pt font and 1” margins). There are no exceptions to this rule.

• Please include a short blurb (one to two sentences) describing your play.

• No works that have been published by a licensed publisher. Academic or anthology publications for which you hold the copyright are okay. If your play is optioned for publication prior to the production dates, please contact us as this will make your play ineligible for our festival.

• Previous productions okay if not staged within Houston, Texas.  Previously submitted work is okay to submit, as long as it was not staged in one of our previous Five Minute Mile series.

• Minimal set and properties. Presume having no more than a few chairs and a table, very limited properties, and include no lighting cues other than ‘lights up/down’.

• No musicals, screenplays, adaptations, or theater for young audiences.

• Maximum of five (5) submissions per playwright - however no more than two (2) pieces by a playwright will be potentially staged. If you have co-authored a work, this counts as one of your five submissions for each writer.

• Please submit all files in only: MS word or pdf.  Please do not send Drop Box or other cloud based links.  Email submissions only.

• Please note, all plays will be photographed and recorded for archival and marketing purposes. In submitting your work, you acknowledge and allow for your show to be recorded and photographed.

• Please do not include any identifying information on your script – in your cover letter/email please list your name, phone number, email address, physical address and your play’s title and blurb.

• We will not provide any feedback on scripts.

• From the submissions, 50-75 plays will be shortlisted as semi-finalists and will be read by our committee. We plan to announce the selected final thirty-two (32) plays by Sunday March 1st, 2020. The selected plays will be listed on our Facebook page and webpage (both listed below) on this date.

• No submission fee.

• Cone Man Running reserves the right to decline scripts for any reason we see fit and any submissions that do not meet all guidelines will be ineligible and immediately deleted without response.

• If one of your plays are selected and you are able to attend, you will be provided with two complimentary tickets to the show. As a volunteer organization, we will be unable to provide any royalty or compensation/funding towards transportation or lodging, if you choose to attend. Your show will be guaranteed a minimum of two performances. If the playwright can attend, we will work with them to assure their play is one of the set plays performed that evening.

• Please submit all the requested materials to conemanrunning5mm@gmail.com

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival

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Mine 4 God Productions is accepting plays for the 8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) held in downtown Columbus, Ohio from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 midnight. 

US citizens 18 years or older are eligible to submit up to two original works.

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  • Submit in MS Word format to columbusbtf@aol.com 
  • The length of plays wanted are One Act Plays (30 minutes)
  • Full-Length Plays (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Monologues (5 to 10 minutes) with a theme based on inclusion.
  • Plays submitted must be from the original playwright or have legal rights from the original playwright to submit and/or produce.  Plays that have been previously produced or published are eligible.
The playwright will have the opportunity to self-produce their one act plays and/or monologues or have M4GP provide the actors and director to present it at the festival.  The playwright is responsible to self-produce (cast/director, etc.) their full-length play if selected.

We will also select one act plays to present as readings that we will produce.

  • Submitters will be notified through email by March 30, 2020 (earlier if possible.)
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a larger work or work-in-progress.  
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 30 minutes, or more than 90 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 175-seat black box theater with a 36’ wide and 24’ deep, equipped with an ETC Express 24/48 light board, Mackie 1202, 12 Channel mic/line and a monitor system to the booth.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay) and the story line must involve people of color with 50% of the characters/actors being a person of color. Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.  The CBTF is a family friendly event.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned and playscripts will be deleted from our server after use. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, Mine 4 God Productions shall be named as “first produced” if first production of original works.
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted July 10-12, 2020 at The Columbus Performing Arts Center with at least three performances for the One Act plays selected (30 minutes) and two performances for the full-length plays (60 to 90 minutes) selected.
  • Playwrights who have plays selected (One-Act 30 minute) to be performed by CBTF actors are encouraged to attend at least one rehearsal and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance if available to attend.

 For direct submissions, please email the MS Word format files to: columbusbtf@aol.com with CBTF 2020 PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject heading. 

Friday, January 3, 2020

HEAR HER CALL 2020

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DEADLINE 1/11/2020

PLAY SUBMISSION FORM

In March 2020, Conch Shell Productions - in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College - will present our second annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN’S THEATER FESTIVAL. The festival is a celebration of the unique, innovative voices of Caribbean American female playwrights and writers from across the nation.

"Hear Her Call" will create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of women whose ancestors or who they themselves immigrated to the Americas from any of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

We are accepting submissions of fully produced of one-acts,  readings of full-length plays, as well as poetry/monologues/etc.

We will only consider one submission per writer.

Please note, Conch Shell Productions will only provide script feedback to playwrights who opt for the script feedback service.

Featu one act play productions will be allotted 2-3 performance times.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: JANUARY 11, 2020 at 11:59pm.

“Hear Her Call” will take place March 4-March 7, 2020 (Performance times TBD).

Performance location: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College – 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica New York 11451

The festival will closing/award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

One-Act Plays

1. No submission fee required

2. Optional script feedback/analysis: This year, Conch Shell Production offers playwright the option to pay $40 to receive a detailed 2-page script analysis.

3. English language scripts with some text in other languages and/or dialects are acceptable.

4. Seeking new plays written by Caribbean American females that feature at least one Caribbean-American or Caribbean character, plus
a. inspires audiences to redefine their stereotypical views about American people of Caribbean heritage,  
AND/OR 
b. explores unique strategies for overcoming challenges, living an enriched life, finding joy, AND/OR inspiring change in society
5. We will be showcasing artist-produced one act plays.
a. The playwright (or indie theater company) is responsible for self-producing the fully produced play or reading (ex. engaging all performers and members of the production/creative team, assuming all production and marketing expenses, renting rehearsal space, etc.)  
b. The play must be original to the submitter, unpublished, complete, and not previously produced in NYC. No adaptations or works that involve third-party rights will be considered.
6. GENRES: Comedy, movement/language performance pieces, one-woman performance pieces, Theater for Young Audiences, magical realism, Afro Futurism, Non-linear storytelling, mystery, or a mixture of genres.

7. Participants should plan on minimal production value: No sets. Basic festival lighting design.   Minimal props/set pieces. QLab is available in the venue.

8. The festival is not being produced under the Equity festival code. Each producer is free to determine whether to do present their play as an Equity or non-Equity showcase.

9.  Plays must be in traditional script format with font size 12, all character names in all caps & aligned to the left, stage directions in italics (click here for example).

10. Only one submission per writer.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Woodside Players of Queens Summer 2020 Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15. 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Play Festival, to take place in August 2020 in New York City. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements.

One submission per playwright.

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 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!

Deadline: April 15. 2020. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com

Monday, December 16, 2019

Joy Night 2020

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Get ready for an unforgettable evening of dancing and storytelling, designed to help audiences shake off those January blues. Each original piece will be performed by actors followed by a mini dance party to the song the piece was inspired by.

Check out the playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5hyDTvvGwp01swUTtrzeJr 

WRITERS: We are looking for original monologues inspired by the songs on this playlist. Pick your favorite song from the playlist: add link here and write a 2 - 3 minute monologue to accompany it. We encourage you to submit as many as you’d like, but they must all be loosely based around the theme of joy… whatever that means to you! You can choose to incorporate the song or have it play after the performance. Get creative!

If you are submitting more than one monologue, *please fill out a separate form for each piece.*

Submit monologue scripts to laura@themidnightfactorynyc.com.

SUBMISSIONS DUE BY MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY DEC 20TH

SUBMISSION FORM

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Unidentified Stages seeks 10-minute plays & monologues for readings

UPDATED AS OF 12/9/19: 
Hello everyone! We of Unidentified Stages are so amazed by the number of responses we have received in the last 12 hours. We never believed we could get so many people interested in such a short amount of time. 
However, unfortunately, because of this we will need to close submissions at this time. We want to make sure to give each script we get the time and consideration they deserve because we know the effort it takes to write one. Once we have gone through all the ones we have, we will be sure to open submissions up again.Once again, thank you all and keep checking our social media for when we open submissions again!
Unidentified Stages is a new group of thespians working to help the theater scene grow in the New Jersey area.

We are looking for ten minute plays, and will accept pieces under that length (i.e. shorter scenes or monologues) for our monthly reading series.

These plays can be of any genre, style, or a part of a longer work. Submission is free and there is no cost to participate (all we ask is you spread the word and like us on social media.)

Our submissions are on a rolling basis, however to be a part of our next reading, which will take place on January 23rd, your play must be submitted by January 3rd to Unidentifiedstages@gmail.com.

We also will accept a limit of 2 plays from each playwright per monthly reading. 

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Loud 'N Unchained Black Theater Festival

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Produced by Loud 'N Unchained and Broom Street Theater

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June 12, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Performances Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Loud 'N Unchained and Broom Street Theater are proud to present the Loud 'N Unchained Black Theater Festival. This festival will be produced at Broom Street Theater and will have performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weeks starting June 12, 2020 through June 28, 2020.

This festival is focused on producing works by Black artists. We are currently accepting submissions to the festival for a variety of performance arts.

Submission period is open until January 31, 2020.

All artists will be notified by March 1, 2020.

Once the selections have been made, there will be a call for artists and actors. Auditions for the production will be in late March/ early April with rehearsals running from the end of April through opening weekend. All theatrical submissions will be directed by Dana Pellebon. The artistic committee of T Banks, Dana Pellebon, Janine Gardner and Doug Reed will review all alternative performances for inclusion and those performances will have rehearsal time with the Director.

Guidelines for Submission:
1. Work must be written/originated by a Black artist.
2. All submissions will be reviewed to ensure that content is not transphobic, racist, misogynistic, or otherwise harmful to the Black community in its intent.
3. Submissions can include the following:
a) Full length theatrical play (60-90 minutes long)
b) Short theatrical play (5 to 20 minutes long)
c) Spoken word (0-5 minutes long)
d) Dance (0-5 minutes long)
e) Musical performance (10-25 minutes long)
f)     Drag or Burlesque (0-5 minutes long)
g) Other (5-25 minutes long)

4. All plays and spoken word pieces must be submitted via pdf or word document. This document should not have your name printed on the document. Title and Contact information will be on the Google Form submission.

5. Dance or Musical Performance must be submitted via video. It can be a link to a performance or an actual video.

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