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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

Monday, October 4, 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

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

SUBMISSION

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.


Thursday, April 29, 2021

Barrington Stage - Black Voices Matter

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Supporting and Encouraging Black Community Members by giving a platform for Black creativity and self-expression in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In response to the present racial climate in this country, we want to deepen our allyship with the Black Community in Berkshire County. We need to act, but first we need to listen. Barrington Stage Company is giving a platform to Black Voices in response to Black Lives Matter. 

We are inviting Black community members to submit digital video reflections of their thoughts, feelings, fears and triumphs.

This can include but is not limited to: monologues, scenes or plays, poetry, original music, multimedia projects, etc. We want everyone in the conversation to ask themselves: “What can I do to make a change?”

Submissions will be shared on our website in our Community Space. This is an opportunity for BSC to continue to engage, empower and celebrate our Black community.

To submit your work or for further questions, contact Education@BarringtonStageCo.org or call Sharron Frazier-McClain, Community Engagement and EDI Coordinator, at 413-997-6118.


Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Fantasy Theatre Factory seeks fatherhood monologues

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Deadline: April 4, 2021 midnight EST

Dear Dad — An Exploration of Fatherhood

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for Florida playwrights and BIPOC playwrights Nationwide

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, wants to celebrate all the facets of Fatherhood. We are holding a call for Florida playwrights and BIPOC playwrights nationally to submit monologues that reflect their personal experience with a father figure in their life. We encourage playwrights representing diverse ethnicities to apply.

These monologues will be presented by Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, FL on the weekend of June 19-20, 2021 and will run on YouTube for a month. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected. This event is being co-produced by Marj O’Neill-Butler, Dramatists Guild Florida Regional Representative, and Arianna Rose, South Florida DG Ambassador.

Suggested Subject Matter To Get You Started on Your Monologue:

-All things fatherhood

-What it means to be a father, to have a father, to lose a father, to grow up fatherless

-non-traditional father figures

-qualities of a father

Submission Guidelines:

-Submissions accepted from Florida playwrights and BIPOC playwrights nationwide.

-One monologue per writer maximum.

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

-Deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 4, 2021 midnight EST.

-Monologue should be no longer than 2 pages.

-Preferred format is PDF.

-On the cover page, indicate name, address, phone and email address.


Email monologues as an attachment to:

FathersDayMonologue@gmail.com


Sunday, February 28, 2021

Blue Pearl Theatrics - A Monologue Festival Competition & Short Film

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Deadline: March 1, 2021

Are you a writer that's willing to take an audience down the rabbit hole?

Seeking Submissions for Corruption Inc. – A Monologue Festival Competition & Short Film

CORRUPTION INC. is a powerful two-fold project encompassing an exciting and exclusive livestream monologue festival competition and culminating in a critically important theatrical short film featuring a series of chosen monologues which will be produced and showcased on various digital platforms and submitted to film festivals across the country.

PURPOSE:

This project was conceived based on the need to open the conversation to encompass all points of view regarding the current state of society, and the emotional & mental impact it has on us as a whole. We hope that this project will help us listen to each other, enlighten, and ultimately come together.

CONCEPT:

Living in America has a unique set of challenges. Living in America during the last 12 months has been even more of a challenge.

Although the Media and freedom of the press was formed and protected under the Bill of Rights in an effort to inform American citizens of activities and events with accuracy and impartiality, promote transparency in government and politics and expose corruption in business and government practices, some would suggest it has become a perversion of itself and almost omnipotent in its power to affect perception and general constructions of truth.

The Media – whether Magazines, Newspapers, Internet, Television, Radio, or Social Media Platforms – is one of the most influential factors shaping the opinions and viewpoints of what people believe life and culture to be.

Every day the media tells us who we are, who we should be, who we're not, what we should think, and how we should feel. As a result, many of us take on narratives and identify with them as if they are our own. Though, many of these narratives do not truly belong to us, the majority of people will go along with the media's conditioning out of fear, oblivion, exhaustion and/or a host of other reasons.

However, there are a growing mass of individuals who bravely go the other way, who ask questions, who challenge the status quo, who refuse to blindly accept the stories they've been told to live. The monologues requested are about these outliers.

We are looking for bold playwrights & writers who willconfidently write about today’s controversial topics.

Each monologue should have all of the elements of great storytelling, and be original.
The piece should be no longer than 8 minutes, and be written in the first person narrative.

We want to take the audience on an emotional journey with ebbs and flows from the character's first person perspective as they tackle challenging topics such as the one's listed below.

1. Do government restrictions/lockdowns impact the constitutional rights of the people? What about small business owners?

2. Can mask and vaccine mandates be a violation of someone's right to govern their own body? Do citizens lose those rights during a crisis? If so, is this ethical?

3. Has the media become an antagonist by only permitting a one-sided, limited narrative that purposely shapes the information we consume and serves to divide?

4. Has the Media purposely created exaggerations and false delusions about individuals or events to sway a particular audience or group of people? Should they be held accountable?

5. Has the Media contributed to the loss of culture, tradition and history in the country? Is that important? Do Americans truly care whether the media is reporting the truth or not? How do you know if the media is reporting the truth or not?

6. Has the media participated in the conditioning African-Americans and minorities throughout their lives to feel inferior? Has Media narrative formulated depictions that stigmatize various groups of people? Has that helped to divide us? Could the very people who are in opposition be more similar than they realize?

7. Could social media be distracting people from critical thinking, individual thought and reaching their highest potential? Does social media disconnect us from each other and reality?

Is freedom of speech being compromised? When social media platforms remove posts and censor individuals, does it infringe upon a person's constitutional right to free speech? Are we in danger as a society of losing those rights? Have we become unable to decide what's best for us as a society so that it is necessary for someone else to decide for us?

We know what the official media narrative says about these topics.

  • How is your character's outlook different?
  • Does your character question or disagree with the way these issues are presented by the media? Why?
  • How does your character feel about the media?
  • How has it impacted her/him?
  • Does he/she feel that there is unbiased, neutral reporting taking place in the present day? 
  • Are regulations ethical? Why or not? 
  • What are the psychological, physical, emotional, and mental effects of consuming media regularly? 
  • How have the current events impacted your character’s relationships with family, friends, neighbors and/or fellow citizens?
  • Why do we care?
  • How is this relevant?
  • How can this story empower and/or enlighten others?

**NOTE: We are looking to hear various perspectives from people and characters of different generations, cultures, nationalities, genders, ethnicities, citizens of socialist & capitalist countries, the LGBTQ community and everyone in between. We would like to evoke conversations that make people think and come to their own conclusion of what "the truth" is.


MONOLOGUE FESTIVAL COMPETITION GUIDELINES:

This project is a livestream monologue festival, and competition, ultimately resulting in a theatrical short film featuring a series of monologues which will be produced and featured on various digital platforms and submitted to film festivals.

CORRUPTION INC. Livestream Festival Competition will premiere at The Nubox located at John DeSotelle Studio, Spring 2021. Dates TBA

For immediate consideration, please email submissions@bluepearltheatrics.com.

Place "CORRUPTION INC. Submission" in the email subject. You will be notified if selected.

The monologue must be original and unpublished.

The deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2021.

Maximum number of submissions accepted is 100.

Selection Process:

10 monologues will be selected by a professional theater committee, and voted upon by audience majority at the festival performances.

The top 6 monologues will be featured in the short film, and receive a $100 cash prize.

CORRUPTION INC. Film release TBD. The project will be filmed on location in New York City, NY.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

9TH ANNUAL COLUMBUS BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Mine 4 God Productions (M4GP) is now accepting creative works that say something about the state of America and the many challenges "We the people" have had to face in regard to racial equality, political unrest, and division among classes of people in America and beyond, especially during these last four years of political and racial unrest.

Our theme for 2021 is

“Say Something...it might, Change Something.”

We are accepting monologues and one-act plays that have diversity, inclusion, and equity for our 9th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) that will be held July 9-11, 2021 at The Abbey Theatre of Dublin, Ohio.

Submission dates are December 1, 2020 to January 31, 2021.

Due to the uncertainty of where Ohio will be in the summer of 2021 regarding social distancing state guideline the entries need to meet the following criteria:

ONE-ACT PLAYS

1) No more than 4 characters (If characters can play double-roles can have 6.)

2) Have minimal set/light requirements.

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

4) 20 to 30 minutes long.

5) Blocking of the play can be rearranged by the Director to meet social distance guidelines.


MONOLOGUES

1) 10 to 15 minutes long.


Complete the Entry form below and send it with your play submission to mine4godproductionsllc@aol.com in pdf or Word document. form before the deadline of January 31, 2021.


2021 CBTF ENTRY FORM

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beardance Theatre - Texts in Isolation

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Deadline: January 23, 2021 5PM GMT

Beardance Theatre are looking for five new texts for the next instalment of their ‘Texts in Isolation’ series of audio shorts.

Pieces must be up to 5 minutes long and be in response to the theme of ‘isolation’. This doesn’t mean that it should be about COVID or lockdown, but it also doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t! It can be a short scene, a monologue, a poem – almost anything goes! The only requirement is that you give your open, honest response to the brief.

There is no age limit. Entry is free to all and open to everyone, though Beardance are particularly interested in voices that are currently underrepresented in theatre.

This is an international opportunity, but scripts must be in English. Entrants may submit up to two pieces.

Please check their website www.beardance.co.uk for more details and the previous five pieces in the project.

Submissions and further enquiries should be sent to hello@beardance.co.uk

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