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Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is open for submissions

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The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates good old-fashioned storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story.
  • (No adaptations of other’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, Othello, etc.)
  • Please keep the script “family friendly”
  • 1) Avoid swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God,” etc.
  • (This led to the disqualification of some great scripts last year, so please don’t do it.)
  • 2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context.
  • 3) Avoid graphic depictions of killing or torture.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven and free of visual stage directions.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.


Please send an e-mail to: submit@mtbscriptcompetition.com
Entry deadline May 28th 2018.
Winners will be announced on June 21st 2018.




Sunday, September 10, 2017

It’s Not a Box Theatre seeks stories for pod play

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It’s Not a Box Theatre are looking for intimate stories for their pod play Overhear.

(A pod play is a piece of theatre where the text is heard through an iPod or similar device. This theatre piece will work in conjunction with a smartphone app, making for a truly modern theatrical experience and process.)

Overhear is an intimate interaction between one story teller and one audience member at a time, telling a true personal story that you wouldn’t necessarily tell in front of large groups. For this new part of the project, we are focusing on the stories of people who have moved to a new country. The focus of the project centers around individual’s stories about immigration, being displaced from ones home and living in an unfamiliar place. We would love to hear your true story that this prompt brings out in you. The story can be told in any written form or language- music, poetry, etc.

They are looking for 6 pieces of work. If chosen you are welcome to present your own work, but if you are unable to be in Paris for the performances, It’s Not a Box will source actors to interpret your story for you.

Chosen applicants for the production will be paid for participation in this project. Storytellers and actors will also receive a copy of their audio performance and the possibility of participating in future productions around the world.

Performances will be held between 26 October – 6 November 2017. Prior to the show run there will be at least one rehearsal and one technical rehearsal. Performers will also be needed to record the audio of their piece in a studio – date TBA.

How to apply: Please send story submissions and/or your acting resume to overhearparis@gmail.com.

Deadline: 16 September 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates good old-fashioned storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story (no adaptations of another author’s works)
  • Please keep the script “family friendly”
  • 1) Avoid incorporating swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God” etc.
  • 2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes

Entry deadline May 28th 2017.
Winners will be announced in June 21st 2017.

Rules, past winners and entry information can be found at http://mtbscriptcompetition.com/

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

Please click on the link below to send a note expressing your interest in entering the 2017 MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition. Please DO NOT attach your file in this note.

We will get back to you (hopefully within a couple of hours) with your entry form. Although this seems a bit cumbersome it will prevent my overzealous spam filter from diverting your entry.

Again, please DO NOT attach your script file with your interest to enter note.

info@mtbscriptcompetition.com

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates good old-fashioned storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. All genres considered and authors retain all script rights.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story (no adaptations of another author’s works)
  • Please keep the script “family friendly”
  • 1) Avoid incorporating swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God” etc.
  • 2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes

Entry deadline May 28th 2017.
Winners will be announced in June 21st 2017.

Rules, past winners and entry information can be found at http://mtbscriptcompetition.com/

SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT

Please click on the link below to send a note expressing your interest in entering the 2017 MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition. Please DO NOT attach your file in this note.

We will get back to you (hopefully within a couple of hours) with your entry form. Although this seems a bit cumbersome it will prevent my overzealous spam filter from diverting your entry.

Again, please DO NOT attach your script file with your interest to enter note.

info@mtbscriptcompetition.com

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Parsnip Ship seeks plays

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The Parsnip Ship is always looking for new plays and new voices, but for our third season, especially as we experience the current administration’s policies, we are incredibly interested in plays that address the modern world or are written by playwrights whose voices are underrepresented in it. As a play series who believes there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to a wide range of plays that will engage audiences in an intimate setting and on a podcast format. We see our recordings as both a fun collaborative effort between us, the playwright, the directors, musicians and the actors AND an opportunity to create an asset for playwrights when submitting their plays for programmatic consideration.

Some questions we like to ask ourselves as we consider a play:
1. Does the play work in an audio only format?
2. Is the play diverse and/or innovative in perspective, voice or content?
3. Is the play exciting and unexpected?

Before you send in your play for consideration, take a listen to one of our episodes from Season Two as it best encompasses what we strive for both for the actual play reading and for our published readings.

A couple of logistical items to know before applying: a) we can easily accommodate up to 5 actors and one stage directions reader, for more actors we need to make special arrangements so preference is given to plays of that size; b) we can accommodate 3 inputs for our musical guest, i.e. 1 mic and 2 instruments/2 mics and 1 instrument/3 mics. We will be accepting full length submissions by individual playwrights, playwrights/director teams, playwright/director/music teams from February 15 - March 31, 2017 for our third season (September 2017 - June 2018). We fully encourage individual playwrights to apply; we will work with you to pair a director, cast, and musical guest from our pool of amazing collaborators.

Previous playwrights featured: Jose Rivera (School of The Americas), Brian Otano (Tara), Eljon Wardally (Big Black Balloon), Daniella de Jesus (The Columbus Play), Keelay Gipson (Untitled Radio Play), Garrett Groenveld (Missives), Chana Porter (Beshert), and many other talented playwrights and their captivating stories
DURATION

February 15, 2017 - March 31, 2017
http://www.theparsnipship.org/#submit-3

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Navigators Theater Company seeks 10-minute plays from women

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This winter and spring The Navigators Theater Company is hosting a podcast and monthly trivia nights, and during each we will produce a radio-theater-style 10-minute play reading. We are seeking submissions from female and female identifying playwrights, with the following themes: Aliens, Prophecy, Time Travel, Mars, Virtual Worlds, Apocalyptic Sci-Fi, and Robots. We'll also read any 10-minute play you have that is considered Sci-Fi!

To submit, email navigatorstheater@gmail.com. Subject line, "Winter Submission."

The Details:

Submissions for these events are free, and the winners will be announced on a rolling basis. Each presentation will receive a director, professional actors, and images for your portfolio.

The Navigators Podcast

Each episode centers around a theme, and will feature banter, one radiotheater-style 10-minute play, ties to current events, guest interviews, and special alien political correspondents.

Trivia Night Play-Readings

Part serial series, part fundraiser for our spring production, these events in February, March, and April will also center around a theme, featuring staged readings of two to three 10-minute plays, and starring...beer!

For more info visit: www.navigatorstheater.com

Hope to read your plays soon!

All the Best,

The Navigators

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Relationship-rants seeks monologues, etc.

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Are you a frustrated Writer or Actor? Do you need to “Rant” do you long to have eyes and ears pay attention to you. Join Us Tuesday Nights for “RELATIONSHIP-RANT'S”

If being on stage makes your hair stand on end, bring an actor Friend to perform your piece. (They should be somewhat trained and familiar with the text)

The Relationship Theater is looking for short pieces for its weekly Tuesday night show “Relationship Rants” beginning September 12th, 2016. The pieces can be monologues, stand up snippets, sketches or humorous songs with a theme of the relationships we have with lovers, friends, co-workers, employers, pets and family. All submissions should not exceed 6 minutes. Relationshiptheater.com has a mission to develop new work and allow performers/ writers to do what they crave (be in front of an audience).

We are very excited to host this event at our Lower East Side Venue. (NYC)

No Fee, Note this is an unpaid performance and writing opportunity.

Deadline for the first show is August 12, 2016
Submission Process: scripts /video (Video is a plus)
  • Upload your video to your personal YouTube channel
  • Label it with your name and Relationship Theater audition and date
  • And then send the public link to info@ relationshiptheater.com

Monday, August 1, 2016

12 Peers Theater seeks full-length plays

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12 Peers Theater is accepting unsolicited submissions of new full-length plays to be recorded and released monthly on a podcast about and featuring new plays. In an effort to maximize exposure for playwrights and assist them in securing full productions, 12 Peers Theater will record and release readings of new plays to be aired on our Modern Myths Podcast throughout 2017.

We understand that there are many forms of theatrical storytelling, but here are a few guidelines that will help you determine if your play is right for us. We will not consider plays that have had a major AEA production; plays that have had productions in smaller professional, semi-professional, community, and educational settings are acceptable.

We will only accept full-length plays; no one-acts, collections of one-acts, or musicals. Due to recording limitations, plays should be able to be performed with no more than 6 actors (doubling permitted). As a company we are drawn to plays with themes of social and cultural identity, plays that are politically, socially, and ethically relevant, and plays with mythic themes. We are also drawn to plays with a clear sense of dramatic action, an excellent use of language, and a creative use of theatrical resources.

If you would like to submit, please send your play, a brief synopsis, and a biography to Matt Henderson, 12 Peers Theater’s Literary Manager, at mhenderson@12peerstheater.org by August 1st, 2016. One submission per playwright, please.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS "SUMMER OF AUDIO"

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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS


FAD THEATER GROUP IS SEARCHING FOR PLAYS TO BE RECORDED THIS SUMMER FOR THEIR UPCOMING PODCAST. PLEASE CHECK BELOW FOR THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

"MAIN CHARACTER SERIES" Seeking submissions for four different plays.

​Each play has to be 12-20 pages long and the protagonist has to be one of the following:

PLAY 1: Transgender. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Curated by: Laura Hooper.

PLAY 2: Someone who doesn't know that they are in a cult. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Curated by: Christopher Heard.

PLAY 3: A sesquipedalian. Deadline: June 29, 2016. Curated by: Frankie Delessio.

PLAY 4: Someone getting dressed for the occasion. Deadline: June 29, 2016. Curated by: Elaine Carberry.

"TITLE SERIES" Seeking submissions for four different plays.

Each play has to be 12-20 pages long and has to pertain to the following titles:

PLAY 1: "Wet Dreams." Deadline: July 6, 2016. Curated by: Ines Choucino Storani and Juana Zavalia.

PLAY 2: "Group Therapy." Deadline: July 6, 2016.

PLAY 3: "Bernie Sanders." Deadline: July 20, 2016.

PLAY 4: "The Octogenarians." Deadline: July 20, 2016.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Scottish Book Trust seeks writers

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Submit your entry online by clicking the link below and filling out our form.

You can write in any form you like – story, poem, song, letter.

We openly encourage submissions in Scots and Gaelic; please submit an English translation with your piece.

Entries should be no longer than 1000 words and should be written on the theme of secrets and confessions. This theme can be interpreted broadly but stories must be true and about something that happened to you.

By submitting your entry you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Please read these carefully before submitting.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on 22nd June 2016.

This project is for adults only, and we will only accept your entry if you are 18+.

If you are submitting on behalf of somebody else, please make sure they have understood the terms and conditions and enter your name in the Forename and Surname fields, adding their name in the pseudonym field.

Once you have submitted your written entry, it will go through a brief moderation process and will appear on the site in a few days.

If you are having problems uploading your story, please email: frances.campbell@scottishbooktrust.com

Monday, May 9, 2016

Crazytownblog seeks writers

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Crazytownblog, the voice of Bohemia, is looking for new voices to express their opinions about life, love, culture, art, politics, philosophy, music, theatre, and anything else that you can possibly think of for their weekly blog.

We are currently looking for writers that can make a 12 week Summer commitment writing one post a week. Blogs can be about anything, but writers are highly encouraged to share their new work.

Writing a novel? Write it on crazytownblog! Write a serialized version in weekly installments. Or maybe you can take the #52songs challenge and post a brand new song or poem each week. Are you producing a show? Talk about the many steps involved in creating your new work from page to production, or just write about things that matter to you.

You'll be joining a small community of other up-and-coming artists in New York that has included Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper In Deadland), Gregory Jacobs Roseman (Save The Date), Julia Meinwald (Pregnancy Pact), David Davila (Manuel Vs the Statue of Liberty), Leah Bonnema (Huff Post's Top Ten Commedians), Alex Brightman (Make Me Bad, Star of Rock of Ages), Kimberly Lew (Other People's Children), Owen Panetierre (Vestments of the Gods), Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot), Brett Ryback (Murder for Two), as well as photographers, directors, actors, singers, dancers, non-fiction writers, and pop-culture commentators.

What are you waiting for?

Share your thoughts with an audience of people who care about new work in New York City.

Send a bio, picture (for the website), and a 250-500 word sample blog to crazytownblog@gmail.com by May 29, 2016

If you have an idea for an on-going series or a serialized play or novel, please send a proposal of that as well.

Need more info? Come meet the writers of crazytownblog for an informal Happy Hour at Hourglass Tavern (46th and 9) on Monday May 16th from 5 to 8pm.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Accepting plays and musicals for online publication

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Infinity Stage (www.InfinityStage.com) is accepting plays and musicals of any length for a non-exclusive online publishing deal. There are no fees to the playwright and no restrictions or demands. You may still pursue any avenue open to you for production or publication. The only thing we ask for is 15% of royalties to help offset the cost of marketing, but only for those opportunities generated from this site. You don't even have to give us a "shout out" in future productions.

Just send a 10-page excerpt (less for shorter works) and the complete script, preferably each in both PDF and word files. For musicals, please also send mp3s or links to at least 3 songs. If you have cover art, please also send that as JPG file. Send all to mistercomposer@gmail.com.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Reproductive Freedom Festival Call for Works

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SEND US YOUR NEW SHORT WORKS

Words of Choice, a theater company in New York City, announces the Reproductive Freedom Festival.

1-The Reproductive Freedom Festival is a theatrical event supporting reproductive freedom, rights, health and justice. We are pro-women’s rights, pro-human rights, pro-reproductive justice and pro-choice.

At this difficult time for reproductive rights, we are producing this festival to share the elegant, funny, poignant, powerful words supporting reproductive freedom.

2-Words of Choice is seeking new short theatrical works of FIVE minutes or less in length for readings in New York in a Reproductive Freedom Festivalthat will be LIVE STREAMED across the country and throughout the world via VirtualArts TV, the country’s premier arts streaming venture.

3-Those who submit will be offered an opportunity to designate a nonprofit or community activist group that they wish to acknowledge, promote and see supported.

4-Works are divided into four categories:


Historical time period
Contemporary time period
Future time period
Timeless

DETAILS

Who Can Submit: All persons are welcome. Each person may submit one to three works. Persons from inside the U.S. and elsewhere are welcome to participate.

What to Submit: Theatrical works of five minutes or less in length. See information on style and topics below.

-Style: Works may be in any genre, including comedy, drama, mystery, biography, personal, political, satire, spoken word, poetry, song. Works should be in English (or have English translation.)

-Topics: Appropriate topics are reproductive freedom, rights, health and justice, abortion, birth control, body image, sexuality, periods, menopause, sexual safety, gender-based assault, pregnancy, parenting, clinic work, LGBTI rights, economic justice, racism, anti-abortion harassment, Religious Right, immigration rights, gender identity, sex education, AIDS-HIV, leadership, activism, politics … for a fuller understanding of topics, check out this video: https://youtu.be/0y3gSh8BhIA

-One tip: We tend to favor works that connect the political and the personal.

Time: Category: Submitters will be asked to select a time category – a) historical, b) contemporary, c) future, d) timeless.

Length: Five minutes (or shorter) in performance.

Originality: The works must be original to the submitter. New works are delightful; works previously presented also will be considered.

What Will Happen to the Works: Each work will be reviewed by theater persons versed in the topics at hand. Selected works will be presented in New York City at the Reproductive Freedom Festival (exact date forthcoming) produced by Words of Choice and by our ensemble of top performers. You will not be asked to produce your own works or to pay a fee. (Works which you wish to perform yourself are not part of the mix, but if you want, you can inquire.)

How to Submit: Fill out an application form (can be copied from the end of this posting or email us for a copy) and send it with your five-minute (or shorter) selection to ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com . PDF preferred; Word doc or dox are also accepted. There is no fee.

Deadline: January 15, 2016

Why you are asked to name an organization: We hope this worldwide Live Streaming opportunity produced through Virtual Arts TV will support the good works of like-minded grassroots groups and nonprofits across the country and the world. If your work is selected, there may be opportunities to promote or support the organization you designate. Please note: political candidates and campaigns can’t be considered because of government restrictions on nonprofits.

Actors or Musicians or Artists: If you are interested in participating as a performer, send your statement of interest, headshot, resume to ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com.

Visual, video or other artists may contact us with proposals for the worldwide Live Streaming, as well.

Volunteers of all sorts are invited to email us, and Sponsors or ideas for them are welcome additions to the Reproductive Freedom Festival. Please contact. ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com

Questions: Cindy Cooper, ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com





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WHO We Are

The Reproductive Freedom Festival is being launched by Words of Choice, a dynamic theater working in support of reproductive rights and freedom. Originally founded by Cindy Cooper (now Exec. Dir), Words of Choice first performed in 2002 in New York, and in 2003 formed into a nonprofit. Our signature performances -- a mosaic of a dozen works by a many writers – are presented by an ensemble of actors and have toured to more than 20 states, worked with over 100 organizations, are a DVD, were Live Streamed worldwide as part of the First Wired Arts Festival by VirtualArts TV, are published in a book (‘Frontlines: Political Plays by American Women), were performed on radio, and are presented at conferences and events(www.wordsofchoice.org).

We also produced the first Reproductive Justice Walking Tour with live performances and a fair, and created a virtual Reproductive Justice tour on video and a toolkit for other communities. (https://reprojusticetour.wordpress.com/ ) We conduct Creativity Workshops on reproductive rights and maintain a blog, Up the Creativity, of over 320 posts (http://wordsofchoice.blogspot.com/) of creative actions for reproductive freedom.

Words of Choice has been honored with the Anne E. Fisher Champion of Choice Award by NARAL ProChoice America, the Vision Award from the Abortion Conversations Project, and a proclamation from the City of Providence.

A nonprofit 501c3 organization, donations are most appreciated. We welcome inquiries from Sponsors for the Reproductive Freedom Festival.

Some of the writers we have worked with: Judith Arcana, the late Justice Harry Blackmun and Sally Blackmun, Angela Bonavoglia, Esosa Edosomwan, Mo Gaffney, the late June Jordan, Barbara Lindsay, Kathy Najimy, Michael David Quinn, Mary Ann Sorrentino, Kathleen Tolan, Dr. Susan Wicklund, Penny Lane, Jessica Carmona Baez, Maame-Mensima Horne, Gloria Feldt, Joan Lipkin, Emily Lyons, The Onion, Emilie Townes, Sherica White, Alix Olson. See more: http://wordsofchoice.org/the-play/about-the-writers

Stacey Linnartz is serving as the Artistic Consultant of the Reproductive Freedom Festival. Live Streaming will be produced byVirtualArts TV, the premier arts-streaming entity in the country.

“….Words are found responsible

All you can do is choose them

Or choose

To remain silent. Or, you never had a choice,

Which is why the words that do stand

Are responsible …”



From ‘North American Time” By Adrienne Rich



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REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM FESTIVAL

SUBMISSION FORM

A. Submitter

Name:_____________________________

Address:___________________________

__________________________________

__________________________________

Phone: ____________________________

Email: _____________________________



B. Title of Work or Works Submitted (five minutes in length, no more than three). PDF preferred; Word doc or dox also accepted. (By submitting you verify that the work is your original creative work and that you have read the information about the Reproductive Freedom Festival and agree to inclusion in it.)

_____________________________________

_____________________________________

_____________________________________



C. The work falls into this time category (check or circle)

i-historical time period

b-contemporary time period

c-future time period

d-timeless



D. Name of a Grassroots, Community Group or NonProfit that you wish to promote or support through outreach efforts by the Reproductive Freedom Festival, with a one-sentence description of why, the group’s website or Facebook page, and a contact person if you know it. Please note: we can’t accept political candidates or political campaigns.



_____________________________________

_____________________________________

_____________________________________



E. Other information you’d like us to have:

_____________________________________

_____________________________________



SEND THIS FORM AS A PDF with your SUBMISSION on or before January 15, 2016 to ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com

Questions: Cindy Cooper, ReproductiveFreedomFestival@gmail.com

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

AMY’S HORSE - A NEW THEATRE PODCAST

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Amy’s Horse is seeking short plays, up to 15 minutes in length, to be produced as part of our podcast.

What is Amy’s Horse?

Amy’s Horse is a bi-weekly theatre podcast that produces two short plays per episode. Actors in multiple locations connect to our Vermont studio via the internet for the live recording of the show. The podcast launched in June, and we've produced 8 plays over 4 episodes. These are available on our website or through the iTunes Store.

The goal is to bring together emerging playwrights and established actors to read new works, then chat about them. At the end of each reading, the actors and author stick around to speak about the play and promote their current projects. It’s a very light-hearted and relaxed environment.

Guidelines:

- Plays must be unpublished at time of submission
- Small casts preferable
- We are mainly seeking comedies, but dramas also considered
- Plays must be a maximum of 15 minutes in length

Further, if you listen to our existing episodes, you’ll see that the plays we select lend themselves to an audio only production. We use minimal sound effects and stage directions, so plays with extensive visual elements or action may not work well in our format.

How to submit:

Please send a PDF copy of your script to submissions@amyshorse.com

We are seeking scripts on an ongoing basis, but if you’ve previously submitted there’s no need to re-submit. Thank you.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Brave New Ending Writing Challenge

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Our Brave New Ending Writing Challenge is brought to you in partnership with the Touring Consortium Theatre Company ahead of their forthcoming major new adaptation of Aldous Huxley's future-shock literary classic. This Creative Project is open to aspiring writers of all ages. And there’s a very starry prize for ten lucky winners...

WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO?

IN PREPARATION, you should:
READ the book if you haven’t already
WATCH our video interview with playwright Dawn King on her process of adapting Brave New World for the forthcoming tour, as well as her advice on how she would approach this writing challenge.

GET WRITING:

Write a final scene for your own imagined version of Brave New World. This should NOT be a dramatised scene of the book’s actual ending. Instead it should be a scene (no more than FIVE minutes) created from your own imagination that takes place either BEFORE or AFTER or as an ALTERNATIVE to the book’s existing conclusion.

WHAT DO I GET?

All submissions will be published online here. The overall best ten submissions – as judged by writer Dawn King and producer Jenny King – will be invited to take part in a very special, one-day, playwriting workshop*, led by renowned writer and actor Nigel Planer.

PLUS, if you submit before 7 September 2015, you may ALSO be in the running to have your scene given a professional rehearsed reading on stage at one of the show’s eight touring venues.**

*Note: The workshop, which will take place in Birmingham in January 2016 (date tbc) is free of charge and includes lunch and reasonable travel expenses (within the UK). Accommodation is not provided. ** To be considered for a rehearsed reading, your script must involve no more than THREE characters; otherwise, please limit yourself to FIFTEEN characters.

Final submissions deadline is 31 December 2015.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

12 Peers Theater is accepting play submissions

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12 Peers Theater is accepting play submissions for a 2015 – 2016 New Play Podcast Series from April 10th – June 15th, 2015.

12 Peers Theater is accepting unsolicited submissions of new full-length plays to be recorded and released monthly on a podcast about and featuring new plays.  In an effort to maximize exposure for playwrights and assist them in securing full productions, 12 Peers Theater will record and release readings of new plays to be aired on our 12 Peers Podcast throughout late 2015 and 2016.

We understand that there are many forms of theatrical storytelling, but here are a few guidelines that will help you determine if your play is right for us.  We will not consider plays that have had a full production elsewhere.  

We will only accept full-length plays, no one-acts, collections of one-acts, or musicals.  

Due to recording limitations, plays should be able to be performed with no more than 6 actors (doubling permitted)  As a company we are drawn to plays with themes of social and cultural identity, plays that are politically, socially, and ethically relevant, and plays with mythic themes. We are also drawn to plays with a clear sense of dramatic action, an excellent use of language, and a creative use of theatrical resources.


If you would like to submit please send your play, a brief synopsis, and a biography to Matt Henderson, 12 Peers Theater’s Literary Manager, at mhenderson@12peerstheater.org by June 15th, 2015.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

12 Peers Theater is accepting play submissions

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12 Peers Theater is accepting play submissions for a 2015 – 2016 New Play Podcast Series from April 10th – June 15th, 2015.

12 Peers Theater is accepting unsolicited submissions of new full-length plays to be recorded and released monthly on a podcast about and featuring new plays. In an effort to maximize exposure for playwrights and assist them in securing full productions, 12 Peers Theater will record and release readings of new plays to be aired on our 12 Peers Podcast throughout late 2015 and 2016.

We understand that there are many forms of theatrical storytelling, but here are a few guidelines that will help you determine if your play is right for us. We will not consider plays that have had a full production elsewhere. We will only accept full-length plays, no one-acts, collections of one-acts, or musicals. Due to recording limitations, plays should be able to be performed with no more than 6 actors (doubling permitted) As a company we are drawn to plays with themes of social and cultural identity, plays that are politically, socially, and ethically relevant, and plays with mythic themes. We are also drawn to plays with a clear sense of dramatic action, an excellent use of language, and a creative use of theatrical resources.

If you would like to submit please send your play, a brief synopsis, and a biography to Matt Henderson, 12 Peers Theater’s Literary Manager, at mhenderson@12peerstheater.org by June 15th, 2015.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Blue Monday Review

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Blue Monday Review is a triannual publication that draws inspiration from the works of Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut crafted great stories that celebrated truth and beauty while maintaining a sardonic wit that makes our hearts swell with bitterness and joy. If your work can stir up even a sliver of that feeling, we want to see it. We publish prose, poetry, visual art, and anything in between that highlights the peculiar while also being literarily excellent. Visit www.bluemondayreview.com/#!guidelines/c1enr for details! 

We also run the Storytime Challenge, a monthly audio/video contest. 

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Crazytownblog, the voice of Bohemia, is looking for new voices

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Crazytownblog, the voice of Bohemia, is looking for new voices to express their opinions about life, love, culture, art, politics, philosophy, music, theatre, and anything else that you can possibly think of for their weekly blog.

We are currently looking for writers that can make a 12 week Summer commitment writing one post a week. Blogs can be about anything, but writers are highly encouraged to share their new work.

Writing a novel?

Write it on crazytownblog! Write a serialized version in weekly installments. 

Or maybe you can take the #52songs challenge and post a brand new song or poem each week.

Are you producing a show? Talk about the many steps involved in creating your new work from page to production, or just write about things that matter to you.

You'll be joining a small community of other up-and-coming artists in New York that has included Ryan Scott Oliver (Jasper In Deadland), Gregory Jacobs Roseman (Save The Date), Julia Meinwald (Pregnancy Pact), David Davila (Manuel Vs the Statue of Liberty), Leah Bonnema (Huff Post's Top Ten Commedians), Alex Brightman (Make Me Bad), Kimberly Lew (Other People's Children), Owen Panetierre (Vestments of the Gods), Isaac Oliver (Intimacy Idiot), Brett Ryback (Murder for Two), as well as photographers, directors, actors, singers, dancers, non-fiction writers, and pop-culture commentators.

What are you waiting for?

Share your thoughts with an audience of people who care about new work in New York City.

Send a bio, picture (for the website), and a 250-500 word sample blog to crazytownblog@gmail.com by May 29, 2015. If you have an idea for an on-going series or a serialized play or novel, please send a proposal of that as well.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

CALL FOR R&D TEAM MEMBERS - LIFE JACKET THEATRE COMPANY

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We’re looking for smart, creative, research-savvy, and collaborative artists from diverse theatrical disciplines to join our R&D Team to help build our next show based on verbatim interviews.

ABOUT LIFE JACKET

We create smart, original, and unpredictable theatre. We produce investigative works based on real-life stories, often engaging with the people whose stories we tell. We experiment with new theatrical languages and forms in pursuit of visually inventive and lyrically rich works. To learn more, visit: www.LifeJacketTheatre.org


R&D PROCESS

The R&D Team will conduct multiples avenues of creative investigative research (interviews, found text analysis, community engagement, excavation of other archival artifacts, or other experimental methods of inquiry) to explore the many facets and perspectives of our new show. The team will transform their research into a rich and multifaceted tapestry of diverse theatrical moments (e.g., monologues, duologues, songs, dance/movement pieces, and visual art), leading to a blend of stage performance, text, video, sound and architecture.

TIME COMMITMENT

May 2015: Topic Selection Meetings (2 half days)
June 2015: Field Research Training (1 full day)
July 2015: Work-in-Progress Showings (1 full day)
August 2015: Work-in-Progress Showings (1 full day)
September 2015: Work-in-Progress Showings (1 full day), Script Finalization (2 full days), Rehearsals & Performances (7 full days)

*Also, Team Members will spend a great deal of time conducting research and crafting moments on their own.

QUALIFICATIONS

We are looking for fierce artists who are savvy communicators, forward thinking, and fluent in one or more performative disciplines (text, movement, and/or song). Qualified candidates will be skillful at in-depth field research, using research findings to produce innovative theatrical works, and working and thinking independently and collaboratively.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please email the following to info@LifeJacketTheatre.org: (1) your resume; (2) 2-5 show ideas that you might pitch to the rest of the R&D Team; (3) 1-3 video links of work samples posted on www.youtube.com or www.vimeo.com. Desired length for each video is 2-10 MIN (please note a starting point if a video exceeds this timeframe). We prefer to see a few complete in-depth scenes of your work versus press reel or snippets of your portfolio.

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