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Showing posts with label musicals. Show all posts

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Broadway Bound seeks scripts from Black playwrights

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Deadline: September 6, 2020
NYC

Recognizing that existing theatre is inherently exclusionary and holds detrimental biases, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is changing its mission statement and creating a plan of action that is explicitely anti-racist. As Andre Lorde has claimed: "it is not difference that immobilizes, but silence."

We would like to invite Black playwrights, theatre-makers, and composers to submit their new scripts to BBTF for a spot in our 2021 Winter Festival at Theatre Row in Manhattan. 

We’ve waived both our $25 Reader Fee for all submissions and the $1000 Acceptance Fee, if your play or musical is selected. 

Musicals: Max 120 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission. 

Straight plays: Max 90 minutes in length; min 60 minutes with no intermission. 

This is an opportunity EXCLUSIVE TO BLACK ARTISTS. Submissions close Sept. 6, 2020 at midnight EST. You will be notified within 2 weeks of that date and receive a short critique of your work. Submit your finished script and complete the application on broadwayboundfestival.com.

No justice, no peace. The theater community needs to dismantle its system. BBTF is officially committed to lifelong plans of action and advocacy for Black lives. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Ten-Minute Musicals Project Annual Competition Guidelines

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Deadline: August 31, 2020

Since the inception of The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, over sixteen hundred submissions have been received, from librettists, lyricists and composers in seventeen nations: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Uruguay, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.

Stories 1.0 is the full-length musical comprised of works selected in the first several rounds. Several works in Stories 1.0 were workshopped in San Francisco, New York City, Miami, and Nashville over the years. Individual segments have been independently workshopped in Dallas, Chicago, London, and Boston.

SEEKING: Complete original stage musicals which play between seven and twenty minutes. Works which have been previously produced are acceptable, as are excerpts from full-length shows, if they can stand up on their own.

MUSICAL STYLE AND THEATRICAL FORMAT: Any musical style: pop, rock, C&W, show, opera, etc; or theatrical format: comedy, mystery, drama, etc.

CAST SIZE: Maximum of ten performers—five women and five men.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. A printed script. (Note: printed on paper; not sent as a computer file on disk.) And please make sure your POSTAL ADDRESS appears on it.

2. Lead sheets or piano score. (This need not be at all elaborate; very basic is fine.)

3. A CD or DVD of either the entire piece or just the musical material.

4. A stamped self-addressed large envelope if you want the work returned. (Submissions from outside the USA should enclose four INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE COUPONS to cover postage. These can be obtained at your post office.)

CONCERNING THE ABOVE, PLEASE NOTE: NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS -- HARD COPIES ONLY

DEADLINE: Simply postmarked by August 31st. (Do not waste money on overnight express, registered, or certified mail. All that's requested is that the package be postmarked by August 31.) Response will be by November 30th.

FINANCIAL REMUNERATION: $250/US royalty advance for each piece selected, with an equal share of licensing royalties when produced.

SEND TO:

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project

Michael Koppy, Producer

P.O. Box 461194

West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” — Orson Welles

“The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write.” — Stephen Sondheim

The single most important piece of advice we can offer is to caution that it will surely take much time and effort to create a quality work. (Occasionally a clearly talented and capable writer and composer seem to have almost “dashed” something off, under the misperception that inspiration can carry the day in this format. But all the works selected in previous rounds clearly evince that considerable deliberation, craft, and time were invested.)

We’re seeking short contemporary musical theater material, in the style of what might be found on Broadway, off-Broadway or the West End. Think of shows like Candide or Little Shop of Horrors, pop operas like Sweeney Todd or Chess, or chamber musicals like Once on this Island or Falsettos. (Even small accessible operas like The Telephone or Trouble in Tahiti are possible models.) All have solid plots, and all rely on sung material to advance them.

Of primary importance is to start with a strong story, even if it means postponing work on music and lyrics until the dramatic foundation is complete. This is one reason we suggest (but do not require) that musicals be based on a short story, play, film, poem or teleplay—either in the public domain (usually meaning it was originally published more than seventy-five years ago) or for which adaptation rights have been obtained. (While we’d love to have pieces based on works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Rod Serling, or Stephen King, getting the rights to adapt a work still in copyright can sometimes be difficult. Stories by writers like Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, and Guy de Maupassant, among many others, are in the public domain and can be freely adapted.)

We prefer works using larger casts. If from six to the maximum of ten voices are used it’s a big plus. (Think “Production Number”.)

Fast-paced comedy material has an advantage.

If adapting a story, you might consider setting it in another time or place, or even changing the character genders.

We’ve found that fairy tales generally end up being too cute and trite.

A narrator often slows things down. Trust audiences to get the story through what characters say, sing and do. And it’s better for a character to share his or her reactions to what is happening than to simply describe events—we can see them unfolding with our own eyes.

Be wary of writing only introspective musical “moments,” as they usually stop the progression of the plot. Solo ballads should be thought of as icing on the cake, as you'll surely still need other sung material—much of it uptempo—which advances the plot in duets, trios, and production numbers.

Don’t worry if an idea seems “unstageable”. That’s what directors, designers, choreographers—and rehearsals—are for.

Finally, please understand that NONE OF THESE OBSERVATIONS ARE GOSPEL. They’re simply recommendations based on what we've learned from seeing works submitted previously. Given that, please take them seriously. However, nearly every one of these recommendations has been ignored by at least one of the works so far selected. In the end what matters most will be the idea and aim of your piece and how effectively they are realized.

BMI Theatre Workshop 2020

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Deadlines
Composers/Lyricists: August 1, 2020.


Applicants will be notified by August 21, 2020.

Composers/Lyricists
Librettists

Application Materials
Composer: Three contrasting compositions - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
Lyricist: Three contrasting lyrics in PDF format - uptempo, comedy song, ballad.
Composer/Lyricist: Three contrasting songs - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.

Note that if you apply as a composer and a lyricist, you will be accepted as one or the other (that is, as either a composer or a lyricist) and you will be assigned different collaborators over the course of the year. If you apply as both a composer/lyricist and a librettist and are accepted as both, you will spend your first year as a composer/lyricist only, as the two groups meet at the same time.
Auditions

Select applicants will be invited to audition in early September. Librettist are accepted on the basis of their written materials and are not required to audition.

At the auditions, composers and composer/lyricists will be asked to perform at least two contrasting theatrical compositions; lyricists will be asked to recite samples of their theatrical lyrics. All auditions must be done live, using a piano.
Program upon Acceptance

The Workshop runs September through May in New York City. Prospective members must make their own living arrangements in the city or be able to commute weekly.

During the first year, composers and lyricists are paired off and are asked to create appropriate songs based on scenes from various sources. The writers perform their assignments, which are then discussed by the other writers and the moderators. There are analyses and discussions of current and past musicals, with an eye to understanding form and structure. Every effort is made to insure that each writer retains his or her individual style.

In the Workshop’s final phase (Second Year), teams work on a musical. The Workshop functions as a forum and a sounding board for works in progress, as music and lyrics are critically evaluated and open dialogue is encouraged.

At the end of each Second Year, the Workshop Committee determines which writers from the group are invited to join the Advanced Workshop. Not everyone is asked. This Workshop is intended for writers of professional caliber who are expected to contribute to the vitality of the musical theatre scene.
Schedule

The First Year Workshop meets Monday at 6:15 p.m. The Second Year Workshop meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Advanced Workshop meets Monday at 4:00 p.m.
Fees

There is no fee to apply for or participate in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

INGENIO 2020

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Deadline: July 8, 2020
Portland OR

INGENIO 2020 will take place September 20 – 26, 2020 and we will be accepting script submissions through July 8th. Plays will be selected, assigned directors and actors, rehearsed, and presented as virtual readings.

GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • Open to all Latino/a/x-identified playwrights
  • Original full-length plays, at least 70 minutes and no more than two hours in length
  • Plays can be in English, Spanish, or bilingual
  • Plays with over eight actors will require doubling; playwrights are asked to provide preferred casting breakdown
  • Chamber musicals will be considered
  • Published plays and those that have received, or are scheduled to receive, a full professional production are not eligible
  • Playwrights are strongly encouraged to participate and attend.

TO SUBMIT
  • Scripts must be in PDF format and should follow the Dramatist Guild’s of America Traditional or Modern play format. Other than the cover page, the script shall have no identifying information about the playwright.
  • Include playwright’s biography (90 words), play synopsis (150 words), and play’s development history, if applicable.
  • Submit via email to ingenio@milagro.org no later than 5pm (PST)/ 7pm (CST)/ 8pm (EST) July 8, 2020. Selected playwrights will be notified by September 7, 2020.
For questions, email project manager, Maya Malan-Gonzalez maya@milagro.org

Ingenio /ēn ‘he nē oh/: Spanish for wit, ingenuity; the inventive and creative capacity to create; a sugar cane refinery.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Woodward International Playwriting Prize Competition

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Deadline: July 1, 2020

The University of New Hampshire is now accepting submissions for the Woodward International Playwriting Prize. 

The Woodward Prize is part of Cultural Stages: The Woodward International Drama and Dance Initiative and is given once every four years. 

The aim of this program is to broaden and deepen the understanding of international cultures through a competition for plays addressing relevant themes. Plays submitted for this competition should have a primary focus on cultures from countries other than the US. 

The winning play will be given a fully produced production as part of the University of New Hampshire's 2021-22 Department of Theatre and Dance main stage season. 

The winning Playwright will receive a cash prize of $5,000, plus expenses to travel to the University of New Hampshire and stay for the one week of performances. 

Finalists will be posted on the University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre and Dance website in October 2020. The winning play will be announced by February 1, 2021. 

A first and second runner up will also be named at that time. Pending funding, readings of the first and second runner up will be presented with travel and expenses provided to the playwrights to attend the readings.

The winning play will be given a fully produced production as part of the University of New Hampshire's 2021-22 Department of Theatre and Dance main stage season. 


MS Word or PDF accepted.

Any restrictions on eligibility:

- Plays must focus on a country/culture other than the US.
- Plays may also focus on the history and/or politics of the country/culture.
- Plays must be in English.
- Plays may be musical or non-musical.
- If the submission is a musical, a recording of the music must be included with the submission.
- Plays cannot have been previously fully produced. (Previous readings or workshop productions are allowed).
- Plays must be at least 50 minutes in length.
- The University of New Hampshire must be allowed to present and be credited for the non-professional premiere of the play or musical as part of the UNH 2021-22 season.
- Unfortunately, feedback cannot be provided.
- Any plays sent in hard copy will not be able to be returned. (Electronic submissions preferred).
- No more than two submissions per playwright.

Finalists will be posted on the University of New Hampshire Department of Theatre and Dance website in October 2020. The winning play will be announced by February 1, 2021.
http://cola.unh.edu/theatre-dance

For any questions or additional information contact: David Kaye Chair; Woodward International Playwriting Prize Selection Committee

Monday, June 15, 2020

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS)

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Deadline: July 1st, 2020

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been borne out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:

  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Short Plays
  • Subway Musicians

HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and  Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:

  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information and professional bio(s)

Hit SUBMIT to submit your application

GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Monday, June 8, 2020

The Phoenix Theatre Company’s 2021 Festival of New American Theatre

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Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide photo/copy of your membership card when submitting your script).

Deadline: June 15, 2020
Phoenix Arizona

Full Length Plays: Both dramatic and comedic.
▪ Plays should be original, un-produced, full-length scripts.

▪ A blind copy of your script should be submitted (no names).

▪ Plays that have received more than two development processes (i.e. festival participation) are not eligible.

▪ No screenplays please.

▪ No Theatre for Young Audience please.

▪ Cast size must be limited to 6 actors or less (actors may play more than one role).

▪ Submission fee: $10.00*
* Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide photo/copy of your membership card when submitting your script).
▪ PDF attachments only! Hard copy (mailed in) or word documents will NOT be accepted.

▪ A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.

▪ Plays selected will receive a development process with a director, dramaturg and actors. This includes twenty hours of rehearsal time and two performed readings, with script in hand, in front of an audience. Either a guided feedback session with the audience will follow the performance or the play will have a dramaturgical breakout session at the festival. Questions for the talkbacks are developed with the playwrights and are facilitated by the festival director or one of the coordinators.

▪ If selected, you must be available to be in residence for 6 to 7 days during the festival. Timing will be determined after selections are made.

▪ Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival, as well as a small honorarium. Travel to and from your home airport not included.


Full Length Musicals: Both dramatic and comedic.

▪ Musicals should be original and un-produced.

▪ A blind copy of your script and score should be submitted (no names).

▪ Please submit a full libretto and demos of at least three songs (more are recommended and do not need to be fully produced). Sheet music/Score will be asked for after the first round of readings.

▪ No Musical Revues please.

▪ Jukebox Musicals are okay. You must provide proof rights to the song.

▪ No Theatre for Young Audience please.

▪ No more than 3 collaborators (book writer, lyricist and composer) for each work.

▪ Cast size must be limited to 10 actors (actors may play multiple roles).

▪ Submission fee: $10.00*
* Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide a link to your DG/WGA page, ID number or photo/copy of your membership card).
  • PDF attachments only or provide link to Dropbox, Google Drive or other sharable platforms. Hard copies (mailed in) or word documents will NOT be accepted.
  • A notice of receipt will be sent by email once your script has been received.
  • Musicals selected will receive a development process with a director, dramaturg and actors. This includes twenty hours of rehearsal time and up to three performed readings, with script in hand, in front of an audience. Either a guided feedback session with the audience will follow the performance or the musical will have a dramaturgical breakout session at the festival.
  • If your script/musical is selected, all collaborators must be available to be in residence for 6 to 7 days during the festival. Timing will be determined after selection.
  • Airfare and lodging are provided for the festival as well as a small honorarium.
  • Travel to and from your home airport not included.

TO SUBMIT PLEASE CLICK HERE

Thursday, May 14, 2020

15-Minute Musical Challenge

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Deadline: May 15, 2020  

Help Celebrate the Power of Musical Theatre
In all times, but especially during challenging times, we believe that musical theatre has the power to elevate the human experience and uplift each other.

Most of us will spend more time at home in the coming weeks, and we know that the current health crisis is taking a major emotional and financial toll. We hope we can offer a bit of an inspired incentive by inviting you to use this socially distanced time as an opportunity for musical theatre creativity. With the generous support of the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation we are excited to announce the NAMT 15-Minute Musical Challenge.

We are calling for submissions of 15 minutes of brand-new material by May 15, 2020. This can be a complete, 15-minute musical or 15 minutes of a new full-length project.  While we recognize the current crisis will be on our collective minds, this is a call for musicals about absolutely anything and everything. Whatever idea has been percolating…now’s the time! Submitted musicals must be written after March 19, 2020 to be eligible.  

Winning submissions will receive a cash prize, through the generous and enthusiastic support of the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation.

Please note this will be a blind review process and therefore all scripts and demos submitted should not include writer information.

Other information

  • All writers are eligible to submit (US and International)
  • One submission per writer
  • Digital submissions only
  • This is for brand-new work only, written after March 19, 2020
  • Questions can be emailed to ciera@namt.org

Monday, May 4, 2020

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) submissions guidelines

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Deadline: May 31, 2020 Midnight

NYC
9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to Submissions@9ttc.org. In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.

Guidelines

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:
• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks

To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

For Visual Artists

We are accepting pieces for display in our lobby at performances, from visual artists of all mediums whose work is in concert with our mission. This may include art made from found objects, sustainable materials, non-toxic and eco-friendly products, etc.

About Project Proposals

Please include the project name, history and plan of action, project description (please include what your work is exploring or a synopsis), and any research you have done.

Friday, May 1, 2020

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces its 21st Annual New Play Contest

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Submission Deadline: May 8, 2020

Apple Valley Minnesota


The Chameleon Theatre Circle, located in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, is seeking original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcomed (e.g. one-acts, musicals, full length dramas, etc.). The winning plays are scheduled to be showcased in a concert-format festival in the fall of 2020. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for future seasons.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are proud to announce that for the 21st consecutive year we are not charging a submission fee! To enter you must complete an entry form, and submit it along with three (3) copies of each script to the address below. (The form is fillable once you download the form from Dropbox). We request that copies of the plays be printed double-sided to save on paper, mailing costs, and storage. If you are submitting a musical, also include three (3) copies of the music on a CD or flash drive.

Do not bind any author identification with your scripts. We will distribute the scripts "blind" to our readers for complete objectivity. Include the show's title on at least the first bound page. Once the winning scripts have been chosen, we will disclose the playwrights' identity to our readers (and the world).

We do not accept plays that have been previously produced. We do accept plays that have had workshops and other readings. Receipt of play(s) will be acknowledged by e-mail only upon request. Scripts are non-returnable.

As in past years, this year's contest will have multiple categories.

TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
Winners will receive $25 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. All short plays will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 15 pages or less will fall into this category.

ONE-ACT
Winners will receive $50 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can be joined with one or two other shows of similar length to make up a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 20-60 pages will fall into this category.

FULL-LENGTH
Winners will receive $100 plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can constitute a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. It is important to note that these shows can be one, two, or more acts, as long as it makes up a complete evening of theatre.

MUSICALS
If five or more musicals are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "musical" category. Musicals are defined as any original play using original or rights permitted musical dialogue to further the story and/or the characters. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the musical (e.g. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute). In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any musical will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

THEATRE-FOR-YOUTH
If five or more plays intended for and/or by youth are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "theatre-for-youth" category. Theatre-for-youth plays are defined as any original play intended for young audiences, young participants, or both. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the play (e.g. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute). In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any theatre-for-youth submission will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

OVERALL CONTEST WINNER/AUDIENCE FAVORITE WINNER
At the theatre's discretion, we reserve the right to designate or not designate an "Overall Contest Winner" from any category and an "Audience-Favorite Winner" from any category at the conclusion of the New Play Festival. No additional prize money is awarded, just bragging rights.

Each playwright may submit up to two plays in any combination. Please submit three (3) copies of each script (plus three (3) copies of the music on CDs or flash drives for musicals) and the required entry form(s) by May 8, 2020 (in hand, not postmarked by) to:

The Chameleon Theatre Circle
21st Annual New Play Contest
7287 153rd St W # 240069
Apple Valley MN 55124

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, March 26, 2020

Crimson Phoenix seeks scripts

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Deadline: March 31, 2020

Scripts should be formatted and contain a cover page with title, author and character list in PDF. They should be directed to scriptdepartment@crimsonphoenix.co.uk
  • Plays should need no more than three actors.
  • We do accept musicals with a link to the music. These should follow the same guidelines as for plays and be scored for a maximum of three instruments.
  • We realise this is limiting but as we have more resources available in the future, we can expand our reach.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Acadiana Repertory Theatre seeks full-length plays and musicals

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Deadline: April 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM

The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is committed to serve playwrights as a place where they feel they can develop work with a company that has a desire to help in the growth of both the playwright and the play. We strive to create a safe, creative, open environment for our playwrights and, using our own experience, along with the experiences of some of our friends from across the country, we seek to help playwrights create and develop shows that have the best chance of a long life of production. Through developmental readings,developmental productions, and soon, the possibilities of residences, we hope to help, through working with the amazing playwrights we come in contact with, the voices of new american playwrights be heard.

We are now accepting submissions for our 2021 Season! We accept submissions of full length plays and musicals. In order to be eligible for consideration, submissions:

  • Should be no longer than 90 minutes (we occasionally make exceptions)
  • Should be full length.
  • Should be actor/story forward
  • Have minimal technical and set requirements
  • Have a cast no larger than 10
  • Should have limited to no production history and should not be published. We are looking specifically for work that you are looking to further develop and are looking for playwrights who want to be involved in the process.
  • Should be submitted as a PDF
  • Should include cast list and synopsis either as part of script or in separate attachment. 

Please note: There are no submission fees nor is there a fee to be a part of the season. Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the process.

Submissions can be sent to submissions@acadianarep.org

The Submission window closes on April 1st at 11:59pm

To find out more information about us, submissions, or our past work, visit www.acadianarep.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, March 20, 2020

San Diego REPertory Theatre submission guidelines

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San Diego REPertory Theatre is happy to accept scripts from agents and theater professionals with whom we have an existing relationship. In general, we no longer accept unsolicited scripts from unrepresented writers. However, we continue to offer an open submission policy for plays and musicals from Latino(a) writers across the country because we are committed to supporting today’s Latino(a) voices. In addition, local writers residing in the Southern California area may submit a query letter about their new work that includes a current email contact and:

  • A brief biography of your writing history, noting awards and production history
  • A paragraph about why your play is a good match for the San Diego REP
  • A one-page synopsis of the play including number of cast, genre & run-time
  • For musicals, please also include a CD with sample songs from the score

Our six-show season can include full-length plays, musicals with a small cast and band, solo pieces, and adaptations performed on one of two stages (250-500 seats) for about 4 weeks. Past programming has highlighted voices of the Latino, African-Americans, and Jewish communities. Before submitting, please make sure that your script is aligned with our mission. It is also advised that you attend some of our productions to become more familiar with our sensibility.

If we are interested, we will contact you to request a copy of the full script within a few months.

Send to:
San Diego REPertory Theatre
Literary Department
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The PIT Loft Summer Series

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New York City

No deadline given

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) is looking for projects for The PIT Loft Summer Series. Plays, musicals, solo performance, etc. - projects both finalized and in-progress encouraged to submit! No idea or concept too big or too small.

Productions receive:
-A number of guaranteed performances between June and Mid-September. Frequency and performance schedule based on the needs and goals of each production.  
-Dramaturgical, audience development, and press outreach support from The PIT's Artistic Team.
-Marketing support from The PIT's Marketing Department.
-A split of the ticket sales. Exact split negotiated with regards to each production's specifics.

Production guidelines:
-Projects are ideally under 90 minutes in length. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Artistic Team.  
-Projects are ideally without major scenic or storage requirements.
-Projects will perform within The PIT Loft's repertory schedule.  
-Projects are ideally low tech. The PIT does have repertory lighting, sound equipment, and projection capability in all of our spaces.  
-Artists are ideally located in NYC.  
-The PIT provides the space; artist supplies any production cost. Productions can be Equity or Non-Equity; Artist must apply to AEA for appropriate permissions.  

To apply:  
Please send a brief cover letter including project description and bios of artists involved.  
There is NO submission fee.  
Apply by email:  submit@thepit-nyc.com

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The East Village Playhouse Premier NYC One Act Festival

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Deadline:  March 20, 2020

The East Village Playhouse/Premier NYC One Act Festival is accepting submissions of one-act plays and musicals for its annual festival in May 2020 at the East Village Playhouse

The festival provides the use of the 30 seat storefront theater - including a small light and sound package -  for two days of tech rehearsals and two performances over one weekend, as well as inclusion in the festival press release and e-blast marketing, box office and ticketing services, front of house management, and one technical operator to run the light and soundboard. The festival will also be overseen by a producer and a general manager. The fee to participate is $500.

Participants must assemble their own creative team, stage management staff, and cast, as well as rehearse off-site, and cover the costs of sets, costumes, props, and any other production elements which are not part of the East Village Playhouse. Productions must be small in scope and cast size. Musicals must be able to be accompanied by a keyboard only.

Please email submissions to info@citykids.com by March 20th.

Please do not visit or drop off your submissions at the East Village Playhouse.

We look forward to receiving your one-act!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Playthings Theatre seeks solo, duo and group numbers by LGBTQ+

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Deadline: March 6, 2020

New York City

The Playthings Theatre is an LGBTQ+ Nonprofit seeking submission of new music for their gala fundraiser PlayFresh which will be performed Monday, April 13th at The Irish Repertory Theatre. 

Playthings is a family of storytellers who offer a voice to the LGBTQ+ community through classic and contemporary plays and musicals here in New York. PlayFresh is an opportunity for fresh voices to be spotlighted at an Off-Broadway Theatre, sung by Broadway's finest and hosted by drag royalty. 

Looking for solo, duo and group numbers written by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Submissions are accepted through e-mail Playthingstheatre@gmail.com Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6th 2020.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Big Bear Theatre Project | Big Bear Lake, CA | TOXIC LOVE

DO NOT SEND - THEY HAVE REACHED 300 PLAYS SUBMITTED AND ARE CLOSING THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.


Deadline: February 29, 2020

Seeking short plays that focus on the theme of toxic love for a series of produced one-acts.

Selected plays will be performed at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center from April 3-5 & 9-11.

Following the success of Love’s Illusions (5 Plays in 73 Minutes) in 2019, The Big Bear Theatre Project’s new play festival returns for two weekends in April, 2020 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, CA.

The project is seeking original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays are acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.

Eligibility : Open to any genre, as long as it incorporates the festival’s theme of toxic love (i.e. relationships people have with food, work, individuals, etc.) .

When/Where : April 2020, Big Bear Lake, CA
Contact: info@bigbeartheatreproject.com

To Submit: Please send all plays to The Big Bear Theatre Project by email and include your contact information and play(s) title. In the Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send it to Christine Drew Benjamin at info@bigbeartheatreproject.com.

Contact Information:
Christine Drew Benjamin, Managing Director
info@bigbeartheatreproject.com



The Big Bear Theatre Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to producing professional quality shows for Big Bear audiences. The company is working to create a resident repertory company to stimulate economic and cultural development in our beautiful mountain community and beyond.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

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Submissions are now OPEN for the 2020 Main-Stage Festival

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 6 through 19 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues

Categories: Full length plays; One-Act Plays; Choreographed Dance pieces; Thematic new Solo Shows, comedic or Dramas; Musicals; Opera; Cabaret; Unimaginable . . . ? – Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes.

The CREATIVITY is yours; the OVERHEAD is ours. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council there are no application fees or participation fees required, and all productions earn a box office share.

We provide:

ADA and AEA approved performance venues
AEA approved venue insurance
Technical, Booth, & Front-of-house Staff
Repertory Lighting Plot & Sound system, with Video available
On-line, real-time ticketing service with audit trail
Glossy, full-color Festival brochures
Networking events & Marketing assistance for all shows
Optional co-production plans* for higher box-office shares
Deadline:  Monday, February 10th.

Click on the APPLY button below to go to the full Application Form. Please download a study copy so you can later complete the form in one online session (required). Note: Your planned production cannot have been produced before in the 15 months preceding the July Festival. If you are producing an Out-Of-Town show (25 miles from New York City) be prepared to submit local contracts, and accept one of our co-production plans.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Live & In Color seeks plays & musicals for 2020

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Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast.

The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience.

The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.

To Apply
Submit the required materials via email to Director of New Works, Dennis Corsi, at dennis@theatreincolor.org.

Submissions due March 1st, 2020.

Submission Requirements

MUSICALS

The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts.

All submissions should include:

Single page synopsis

Single page character breakdown

Demo of score (2-3 songs)

Sample of dialogue (5-10 pages)

Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

PLAYS

The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors.

All submissions should include:

Single page synopsis

Single page character breakdown

Script sample (10-20 pages)

Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

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