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

Friday, July 1, 2022

2022 Hear Me Out New American Monologue Competition & Labor Day Fest Submission: WHEN WE NAME IT

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Deadline: July 22, 2022 Noon, EDT.

Please fill out this form thoroughly before attaching a PDF of your submission.

Only one entry per individual.

  • Golden Ear $2,500
  • Silver Ear $1,350
  • Bronze Ear $975
  • Honorable Mention $500
  • The August van der Becq Memorial Prize for Daring $2,001

2022 THEME: WHEN WE NAME IT

In a world in which  social norms, political systems, economic laws and the natural environment are all facing existential challenges, the language we use to describe the world around us takes on new urgency. In order to change a thing, we first need to name it.  In order to care for something or someone it matters that we name it. If we want to understand something that confuses or frightens us, first we must name it. 

Since human beings created language, the labels we assign to things, people, places, activities, relationships, complex issues, etc. etc. have influenced our view of them. There are things we carry with us throughout life that feel so important, so powerful, that sometimes we dare not name them for fear that naming them might invite them to consume us. And yet, oftentimes the act of finally naming something we’ve been living with results in a newfound freedom. And, yes, we also name people, pets, places, projects and creations. 

And sadly, these days, our choices regarding how we identify certain things can even threaten to tear apart our most treasured relationships. 

Your 2022 Hear Me Out entry must in some way refer to some naming and its impact on the characters you’re revealing. As always we hope you will find your own way into our festival theme and we do not require the use of any specific words, language or stylistic choices.  

We only ask that your character grapples with our festival theme in some way.

And remember: your monologue must introduce us to a character who is talking to another person (or group of people). Short stories and essays will be disqualified.

If you are about to submit something that's been sitting in your desk drawer for years rather than something brand new written fresh to the festival prompt, think again. Your odds of actually winning with a piece of writing that was not organically created in response to the prompt are slim to none. Consider that writing a brand new monologue won't take you the same time and energy as writing a whole new play or screenplay. 

Consider that by investing between 5 and 20 hours you could see yourself clear to cashing a check for $2,500. Do yourself and your writing a favor and invest a little time, thought and effort into making something special for this unique opportunity.

FINAL DEADLINE: July 22, 2022 Noon, EDT.

EARLY BIRD DEADLINE FOR ALL THOSE WHO WISH TO BE CONSIDERED FOR
The Alvin Epstein Memorial Prize for Solo Performance
or
The Most Memorable Character Prize
Entries must be received by Noon, EDT on June 15, 2022.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Kumu Kahua seeks 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

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 $100 and a subscription to Bamboo Ridge Press. Woo!

The prompt for the month of June 2022 is: A monologue of someone delivering a commencement address to their alma mature. It can either be their high school or their college/university.

Best of luck!

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Submissions for a new monologue collection published by Smith & Kraus

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Deadline: June 30, 2022 12 midnight EST

Now accepting Submissions for a new monologue collection published by Smith & Kraus, and edited by Debbie Lamedman.

No fee. Open to all playwrights.
The working title for this collection is WE/US: 100 Monologues for Gender Minority Actors.

**Specifically looking for pieces written for nonbinary and trans folx. This does not necessarily include gay and lesbian characters. Looking for pieces written for someone who cannot easily check a box regarding their gender identity. This anthology is about gender identity, not sexual orientation.
Monologues must be for gender minority characters including but not limited to nonbinary and transgender characters … basically any characters not in the cisgender majority.

• Monologues can be either stand-alone pieces or from a play.
• Monologues do not need to have been previously produced.
• Monologues should be 1-5 minutes long.
• Monologues should be active pieces rather than storytelling pieces.
• With your submission, please include the following:

a descriptive blurb containing a brief summary of the play or the circumstances if it’s a stand-alone piece

the name/age of the character

to whom the character is speaking

the dramatic context of the scene.

YOU MAY SUBMIT UP TO 2 MONOLOGUES.

IF YOU SUBMIT MORE THAN TWO MONOLOGUES THEY WILL NOT BE READ!

DEADLINE: Thursday, June 30th by 12 midnight EST

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Kali SOLOS seeks monologues form women of South Asian ethnicity

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Deadline: June 21,  2022 5PM BST

Calling all South Asian* women writers!

Inspired by the success of Kali SOLOS, we are launching an open call-out for writers to submit monologues for a new series.

We’re looking for monologues with an international theme.
  • Your monologue must be:Between 2 -3 minutes long
  • Set in one location
  • The character and / or action is located outside of the UK

Our reader’s panel will then select three monologues. Each of these will be self recorded by a UK actor at home and will be shared via social media and available to watch on Kali’s YouTube channel as part of the Kali SOLOS series.

  • Kali SOLOS are only open to writers of South Asian descent* who identify as women or AFAB non-binary
  • Kali SOLOS are open to writers of any experience and who are based anywhere in the world
  • Monologues must have an international theme and must be able to be self recorded by a UK actor at home
  • Monologues must be written in English
  • Writers can only submit one monologue
  • Selected writers will receive £250 each

If you are a writer who has previously been accepted for a SOLO commission, you are not eligible to apply again.

How to Enter:

Please send your monologue in a Word or PDF format to: info@kalitheatre.co.uk

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday 21st June 5pm

Looking for inspiration? Catch up with the Kali SOLOS series so far.

*At least one parent must be descended from the diasporas of the Indian subcontinent

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Overtime Theater is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series

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Deadline: May 28, 2022 1:59 PM 

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series in June. 

The chosen play will be given a staged reading at the Overtime Theater in celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The script submissions window is open from March 18, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022.

In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session.

The purpose of this program is to give new and seasoned playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works.

Plays that have been selected for a staged reading in the 2022 New Play Development Series include: “Coco Queens” by LaDarrion Williams, “Blurred Life” by Dawn Xavier-Franklin, “Lucky Numbers” by Hope Hommersand, and “The Reverend Dr. Paul(i) Murray by Ada A.

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the LGBTQ+ spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining.

For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s one-night presentation.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

The Overtime Theater 2022 WokeFEST

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Deadline: July 23, 2022  

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from playwrights for WokeFEST, a showcase of progressive, activist, and political plays. The chosen play will be given a staged reading or a staged production August 5-27, 2022 at the Overtime Theater. The script submissions window is open from April 26, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2022. 

In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session or a fully staged production. 

The purpose of this program is to give new and seasoned playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works. 

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the progressive, political, and activist spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining. 

 For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. Cover letters should include a synopsis. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

 The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s presentation. 

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2022.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

STRONGBOX in the PARK Festival

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Deadline: March 1, 2022

Strongbox Theater in East Rockaway, New York, www.strongboxtheater.com, seeks submissions for our "STRONGBOX in the PARK" short play festival. This outdoor, free or pay what you wish, event will feature 6-7 short plays performed over three weekends this summer by a professional team of actors and theater makers.

Submitted plays should be no longer than 20 pages in length and be original, unpublished works (it is fine if the script has been produced previously). Scripts with large casts are acceptable, as are monologue shows. Comedies or plays with lighter tones are encouraged, but plays of any genre or tone will be accepted and seriously considered. Playwrights from communities underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply and submissions from anywhere will be accepted. 

Only one play per playwright please.

A panel of professional directors, playwrights, and producers will select up to 7 plays to produce in the festival.

Each selected play will receive 9 performances, weather permitting, July 22 - August 7, in East Rockaway, New York.

Submissions can be sent via email to info@strongboxtheater.com. Submissions must include a title page with the playwright's name, contact information, as well as a resume. We will accept submissions through March 1st. Playwrights will be awarded a $75 honorarium if their play is selected.

The festival is creatively coordinated by Sam Hood Adrain, Kevin Delano, and Cameron J. Marcotte.

About Strongbox Theater:
We are currently in the construction phase of repurposing and old bank and office space into a 6,000 sq. foot arts complex featuring a 1500 sq. foot black box theater, a bar, and an art gallery. Our mission is to create a new audience of theater goers and be a pillar of the Long Island arts community. We believe we will build a strong sense of community as people gather to consume art, both performing and visual, at our venue.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

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

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

SUBMIT HERE

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, February 10, 2022

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

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Stethoscope State seeks 10-minute plays and monologues

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Deadline: January 31, 2022

Ten-minute plays and monologues (personal narratives) addressing the following prompt are being accepted:

If you have been vaccinated, what is your personal vaccination story? What has vaccination meant for you? If you are someone who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, what is your experience like? If you are choosing not to get the COVID vaccine, you are encouraged to share your story, as well. Your story is important to this national conversation, too.

Medical professionals and members of the general population are encouraged to submit. You do not have to be a professional playwright to share your story. We want the raw, true, authentic you. That said, there are a few requirements to keep in mind:

Ten-Minute Plays
  • Page Length: 8 – 10
    • Tip: This is based on standard stage play format. Not familiar with stage play format? No worries! Simply time yourself reading your work in a natural cadence to make sure it does not exceed 10 minutes.
  • File Format: Word Doc or PDF. Other file formats will not be accepted.
  • Font: 12pt. Times New Roman in black ink
  • Text Spacing: Single
  • Characters: Two minimum, five max
  • Your play submission should include:
  • Title Page: Include play title, author full name, and author primary phone number and email address. Also, include a 150 word bio. Please list your medical title and place of employment if applicable.
  • Character Description Page: List the name of each character along with a brief character description. Be sure to include specifics such as age, gender, and race if pertinent to your story. With the exception of identifying yourself in your own monologue or play (if you choose to do so), use of actual names of real-life individuals is strictly prohibited. 
  • Examples:
STEVEN: Doctor. Easygoing and kindhearted. Always takes copious notes in a small notepad. Extremely tall. Biracial. Male. 35.
STANLEY: Patient. Nervous. Stutters. Frail small frame. Caucasian. Male. 70.
  • Full Text of Play
Monologues
  • Page Length: 2 -3
    • Tip: This is based on standard stage play format. Not familiar with stage play format? No worries! Simply time yourself reading your work in a natural cadence to make sure it is at least three minutes but not exceeding five minutes.
  • File Format: Word Doc or PDF. Other file formats will not be accepted.
  • Font: 12pt. Times New Roman in black ink
  • Text Spacing: Single
  • Characters: One
  • Your monologue submission should include:
  • Title Page: Include play title, author full name, and author primary phone number and email address. Also, include a 150 word bio. Please list your medical title and place of employment if applicable.
  • Character Description Page: List the name of your character along with a brief character description. Be sure to include specifics such as age, gender, and race if pertinent to your story. With the exception of identifying yourself in your own monologue or play (if you choose to do so), use of actual names of real-life individuals is strictly prohibited. 
  • Example:
STEVEN: Doctor. Easygoing and kindhearted. Always takes copious notes in a small notepad. Extremely tall. Biracial. Male. 35.
  • Full Text of Monologue

The announcement of monologues and ten-minute plays selected for the 2022 festival will be announced in March 2022. One piece will have the chance to be published in the TCU School of Medicine HuMed Journal.


Click here to complete the submission form and upload your work.

Note: You must be logged into a Google account to complete the form. If you do not already have a Google account, creating one is free and simple. Be sure to read the festival website prior to proceeding with submission.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

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

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Deadline: January 21, 2022

SUBMIT USING SUBMISSION TEMPLATE

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.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

great weather for MEDIA seeks dramatic monologues

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Deadline: January 15, 2022

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

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

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

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!

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