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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Stellar’s Emerging Creators in Theatre Program

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Deadline: May 11, 2021 11:59pm PT

Application Form

Completed applications should be sent to emergingcreators@stellartickets.com


No cost to apply

Stellar’s Emerging Creators are a group of innovators seeking to develop new ways to present creative content in the streaming space. We are interested in hearing from you if you’re looking for a shot to break through to the next level as a creator and build an audience for your work. We’re especially interested in hearing from you if all of that is true and, for whatever reason, you haven’t yet gotten the shot that you need and deserve to prove what you can do.

While not requirements, the following are recommended for applicants:
  • You are an experienced theatre maker or organization with the demonstrated skills to produce a live event.
  • You have a fleshed-out concept, budget and basic plan for your online project.
  • You’ve got a good working knowledge of the technologies related to filming and producing an online show.
  • You have the rights to any material you’re proposing in your project.
Chosen applicants will get up to $50,000 in recoupable production credits and financial support* to produce the project described in the application. Though the creator will be primarily responsible for creating, marketing and broadcasting the show, Stellar will lend its support wherever possible to help make the show a success. Stellar will promote the show in its social media and PR outlets and through its Goldstar partnership and will work with the award winner to make sure the technical requirements are met for a successful online show.

  • Legal resident of the 50 United States and at least the age of majority in your state of residence (19 in NE and AL, 18 everywhere else). You may apply on behalf of an event organization so long as you are able to submit a Delegation of Authority form completed by a member of your organization’s leadership team. Download that form with the application 
  • Chosen applicants will get up to $50,000 in recoupable production credits and financial support* to produce the project described in the application. Though the creator will be primarily responsible for creating, marketing and broadcasting the show, Stellar will lend its support wherever possible to help make the show a success. Stellar will promote the show in its social media and PR outlets and through its Goldstar partnership and will work with the award winner to make sure the technical requirements are met for a successful online show.
  • If you are chosen you have to produce a show within an agreed-upon period of time, and of course, use any financial support or credits made available to you through this program solely for the production of that show. You are required to share financial and production information about the show with Stellar both during and after the run of the show.  You have to work with us to communicate to the world about your show and your talents. This will be once you are chosen, during the time you’re producing the show and for a period of time after the show is done. The goal will be to get the word out about you, your show and the Stellar Emerging Creators Award program, and if you win, we’ll expect you to help us do that with a small commitment of time.
  • The entries will be evaluated based on three things: the artistic merit of the proposed event concept as judged by us; the commercial potential as judged by us, particularly evaluating the potential revenue in light of the budget of the event; and finally the professional credibility of the applicant as being able to deliver the show described. We will have judges that are members of the Stellar team and outside participants who are professionals in the live entertainment industry as well. We will determine the amount awarded based on the budgetary needs of the show and the potential impact of additional funds.
  • The Creator shall own the show and show content, subject to a worldwide, exclusive license to Stellar to digitally transmit and stream the show and show content live and on-demand for a full calendar year beginning on the date of Creator’s acceptance of the Production Budget. The Creator shall be responsible for obtaining and furnishing to Stellar appropriate signed consents, licenses, and other agreements necessary for the performance, reproduction, exhibition, and use of the show and show content in all media, which be described in the Creator’s Production Agreement with Stellar. The Production Agreement may provide for further obligations to Stellar related to the Creator’s exploitation of the show and show content after the expiration of the license to Stellar.
  • The Creator will be responsible for producing the show, including sourcing and employing production services. Stellar will provide recommendations from its preferred partner network and will also help to promote the show to prospective ticket buyers.
  • If you are the sole owner of your show concept, apply as yourself. If you will share ownership of the show concept with an organization, especially an organization that employs you, apply on behalf of the organization and make sure to submit the Delegation of Authority form with your application.
 Feel free to ask us any clarifying questions at emergingcreators@stellartickets.com

*Stellar will award selected applicants financial support and production credits of up to $50,000. Some or all of this can be recoupable by Stellar through ticket sales, but regardless of the financial outcome, the award winner will not be obligated to pay any of the award back. After recoupment, all earnings from the show will also go to the award winner. Stellar will charge the “Essentials Plan” rate (or equivalent plan) for platform fees, designed to cover direct costs only (9.9% of ticket price). Any costs in the show above the award amount will be the creator’s responsibility, and if the creator does not create the show in an agreed time period, any financial support or credits given through the award would be owed by the creator to Stellar. 

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Teatro Milagro La Bici


Deadline: April 9, 2021

Show us what you’ve got! We are accepting stories, poems, drawings, songs- anything! All surrounding the central idea and humanities of La Bici, the bike. Story ideas can be simple, and require no full scenario, just a really good story idea that could be told, acted, danced, visually described, or sung. Compensation will go to the selected stories.

Have an interest in being a part of Milagro’s next project? WE WANT YOU! Introducing: LA BICI, an episodic video play series that focuses on different issues of bikes as they relate to safety, technology, community, infrastructure, advocacy, accessibility, environmentalism, repurposing, art, camping and road tripping, altars and ghost bikes. 

In this video series, viewers will follow La Bici, an old city bike, that will be repurposed, re-imagined and reused along the way. 

Show us what you’ve got! We are accepting stories, poems, drawings, songs- anything! All surrounding the central idea and humanities of La Bici, the bike. Story ideas can be simple, and require no full scenario, just a really good story idea that could be told, acted, danced, visually described, or sung. Compensation will go to the selected stories.

Got ideas? Send them to malan@milagro.org for consideration

Friday, March 19, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the free festival site for voting by viewers. 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! Deadline: April 15. 2021. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Break A Leg Productions Hope Springs Eternal

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

Thank you for your interest in Break A Leg Productions!

Break A Leg is currently accepting submissions for our next video series “Hope Springs Eternal” to run Spring 2021.

Submissions should meet the following criteria–AND MUST BE RECEIVED BY MARCH 15TH, 2021:
  • Must have two characters (no more than two and no monologues)
  • Single location (indoor, outdoor or zoom)
  • In person location must allow for characters to stay socially distant
  • Hopeful/Inspirational theme
  • Any subject matter EXCEPT covid/pandemic
  • MAX 5 pages
  • No characters under the age of 17
  • Mature characters encouraged
No animals

Submit via email to breakaleg.plays@gmail.com

Please include the play as a PDF file. You may also include a synopsis, a character breakdown, playwright’s bio, playwright’s writing resume, reviews, awards, and social media information if applicable as PDF attachments.

In the Subject of the email please put the title of the play and “HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL”.

By submitting your play, you grant Break A Leg Productions the right to cast, direct, videotape, and post your material, if selected as part of this series, to multiple digital platforms in perpetuity, without compensation or royalty.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Broadway Book Club seeks plays for livestream/podcast

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The Broadway Book Club is a livestream / podcast event that has a community of over 120 members that engage with and correspond about all things theatrical.

We are looking for play submissions to be read by our ensemble of actors as a way to celebrate theatre digitally and engage with community. We are only seeking full play submissions and will coordinate with the dramatist concerning the use and representation of their work. After conversations, your play (when selected) will be featured as one of our Plays of the Month, and a portion of the play will be live streamed for our followers to see and experience your work.

This is not yet a paid gig, but as we grow our followers and account, we plan on paying writers as early as next year for their selected plays. Should you know anyone who would want to invest and financially help our artists, please send them our way!! We look forward to your play submissions. If you have any questions email us at hello@ryco.org.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Apply to Read or Perform for our April 2021 Event: Treat Others as You Wish to be Treated

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Deadline: February 15, 2021

(the deadline might be incorrect on the Submittable form - the deadline is now February 15.)

Be a 1 minute TED Speaker/Performer!

TEDxAsburyPark is seeking Readings and Performances of one minute or less on the topic of “Treat Others as You Wish to be Treated”, aka “The Golden Rule”, which is a cornerstone of most world cultures, religions and creeds.

TEDxAsburyPark will showcase a community production of the best 30 readings/performances for a LIVE virtual audience on April 1, 2021.

Additionally, the playwright will have active involvement in the process. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded. Submissions should include a tight summary with character descriptions, a small cast, and a working script. The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast. The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has over 5 million views. 

If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on Youtube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Shellscrape Theatre Company Virtual Play Reading

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Deadline: February 12, 2021

Shellscrape Theatre Company seeks New Play Submissions for our upcoming Virtual Play Reading. Our goal for this virtual production is to assist the development of an unproduced work with an emerging playwright. Through this we hope to be able to provide logistical support, facilitate casting and provide exposure to our audience base.

The selected work will be staged virtually to be presented to a live audience in March of 2021 and a stipend of $100 will be paid to the playwright.

Submission Guidelines:

Must be previously unproduced

Stories from historically unheard perspectives including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged

Maximum of 4 actors (doubling allowed if used to further the story)

Comedies, Dramas and Musicals welcome!

Please clearly label your submission email as follows, "Play Submission, Last Name"

Interested parties should email their selected work to shellscrapetheatre@gmail.com no later than February 12th. Unfortunately, any pieces received after this date and that do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered.

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance Student Directed 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: February 5, 2021

Boone, NC, USA

Appalachian State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance is looking for ten-minute plays in a zoom setting to be performed by the directing class of Spring 2021. We are looking to find new playwrights who are interested in having their works produced in an academic setting for a 3000-level undergraduate class. There is no application fee. 
 
These plays will be performed and recorded via zoom and available on a password protected website to showcase the actor's and directors hard work in the academic setting. No royalties will be paid for this production, but playwrights are encouraged to register for the event if their script is chosen in order to see their produced work. 

10-minute plays 

Drama, comedy, tragedy, other 

Cast size: 2-3 

At least 50% female, non-binary, non-gender specific

Scripts written specifically for zoom (plays that have been adapted to this setting will be accepted.)

Plays selected will be produced by the undergraduate directing class via Zoomfor academic purposes. 

Plays will be recorded and available on a website for department students, faculty, staff, and friends and family of the directors and actors during the first week of May 2021. 

Playwrights' information will be displayed on the website. 

Access to the website will be free, but registration will be required. 

No royalties will be paid for the plays selected.

Send plays to appstate10minuteplays@gmail.com

Submit in .pdf format

Please include a title page with play title, casting break down, playwright'sname, contact information

Playwrights will be notified of selections in late March

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Bucharest Beltway Virtual Playwriting Residency

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB) is a Denver-based creative arts platform for local and international artists to promote their work and collaborate on a myriad of projects, all inspired by the fearless spirit of artists in Bucharest, Romania.

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Radiance: A Virtual Playwriting Residency hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. For 2021, we are focusing on the theme of Radiance.

What makes you glow? What makes you rise? Where is the positivity, the heat, the warmth, the sunshine and starshine in your body and environment? Or, what makes you diverge? What emanates from a core, seen or unseen? Where are the shadows, the chemicals, the rays of energy in your life? How do you experience radiance?

We are looking to create a tight-knit, dynamic group of 5-6 writers looking to develop new plays with each other in a collaborative environment. You do not need to have written a play before to apply to this residency. The final plays can range from a short play to one full-length play, as long as it is new work.

We invite artists and writers of all backgrounds to apply, especially BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and individuals who identify with other marginalized groups. In honor of BiB’s home cities, we are reserving one spot for a playwright from Bucharest, one from Washington D.C., and one from Denver.

The structure of the residency will consist of 8 virtual facilitated writers workshops (approx. 2 hours long) over the summer where we will share each other’s works-in-progress. Writers must commit to attending 7 out of the 8 workshops.

Workshops will be conducted in English. However, we welcome and support work in all languages, so if you are writing a play in different languages, we will find ways to translate it!

The workshops will take place between May-Aug 2021. Exact dates and times TBD based on participants’ schedules.

The final culmination will be a virtual showcase of the works from the residency, hosted by Bucharest Inside the Beltway. We also hope to have a Denver-based celebration of the plays, depending on local rules and guidance per the COVID-19 pandemic.

Applications are due Sunday, January 31, 2021.

Questions? Reach out to bucharestinsidethebeltway@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beardance Theatre - Texts in Isolation

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Deadline: January 23, 2021 5PM GMT

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, January 4, 2021

Reverb Theatre Arts Festival

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Deadline: January 5, 2021 11:59 PM EST

SUBMISSION FORM

Reverb is a space for artists with disabilities ages 16+ to devise and share new works of theatre on a virtual platform.

This application form includes the following sections:
  • Applicant artist information (details about you)
  • Artistic submission (the performance piece or script you are submitting)
  • Acknowledgements (details about the festival and your participation)

Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must be people who identify as artists with disabilities. We seek to include as wide and diverse a range of artists as possible. People of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants must be age 16+. 
  • Applicants must submit a draft piece of theatre based on creative prompts around the theme of Connection: Performance pieces (original monologue, spoken word, dance* or music selection*) must be 5 minutes maximum. Scripts must be 5 pages maximum. 
  • Applicants must be available for Festival and meeting dates, listed below.

*Dance pieces must be performed to original music. Music selections must be original work. Contact reverb@roundabouttheatre.org if you have any questions.

Reverb’s Timeline:
Monday, November 30, 2020 through Thursday, March 25, 2021 
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
  • Announcement of Selected Participants: Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Kick-off Community Meeting for Participants and Collaborating Artists: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
  • Artistic Collaboration Period: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Mid-Point Community Sharing for Participants and Collaborating Artists: Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
  • Rehearsal and Recording period: Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Recording Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
  • Virtual Festival Screening: Video available from Monday, March 22, 2021 onwards
  • Artist Talkback: EST Evening of Thursday, March 25, 2021 

Please reach out to reverb@roundabouttheatre.org for any accommodations needed for this application form.

Applicants selected to participate in the Festival will receive a stipend of $850.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

B8 Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for original plays

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Deadline: January 15, 2021

B8 Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for original plays, short stories, poems, and songs of any length to be presented on-line in a “readers’ theatre” format. We hope to develop a monthly one- or two-hour program of readings via Zoom until we are able to present live theatre once again. Most particularly, we are seeking plays with strong potential to become fully staged productions in the future. 

As a small company, B8 appreciates plays suitable for a total of 1-8 actors. Stipends will be provided for playwrights, directors, and actors.

We are seeking works that inspire action, change, speaking out, growth, empowerment, hope, courage, and love. We are strongly committed to producing works by artist of color, LGBTQIA+, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-ableist artists. 

The submission period is open-ended. Submissions received by January 15, 2021 will be considered for our first reading in February.

Please send submissions, comments, and questions to janlee@b8theatre.org

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival

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Deadline: January 7, 2021

SATE is seeking submissions for Directors and Playwrights
for the  Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival
Presented digitally April 30-May 2, 2021

Theme for the 2021 Festival: Do Over

Established in 2017, the Aphra Behn Festival’s goal is to give womxn interested in directing and writing for theatre an opportunity to get some more experience, try out ideas, experiment, and hone their craft.

For artists interested in submitting a play:
Email your script to stl.sate@gmail.com by January 7, 2021.
The play must contain the following ingredients:
  • Theme: Do-Over
  • 2-3 characters max
  • Include 3 lines from previously published play
  • Include a piece of music from an unexpected source
  • Include a revelation of space
  • Include a surprise entrance
  • Break of Frame
  • Repetition of object or image 3 times
  • A sequence of extreme contrast
  • Must be between 10-15 minutes

The Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival will be performed live on Zoom over three evenings. All rehearsals will also take place over Zoom.

SATE will be hiring three directors and three writers for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival. Womxn Artists of all ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Submissions from applicant directors and writers will be reviewed by members of SATE’s newly created Artistic Advisory Ensemble.

Timeline for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival is as follows:
January 7, 2021: Director submissions and Plays due.
January 11-22, 2021: Director interviews
January 21, 2021: Plays chosen
February 4, 2021: read-thru of scripts with directors, playwrights, and members of the Ensemble
February 11, 2021: plays assigned to directors
March 11, 2021: script re-writes due
April 5, 2021: rehearsals begin
April 27-29, 2021: Festival Tech/Dress rehearsal
April 30-May 2, 2021: Live, online Aphra Behn Festival


CONTACT US: INFO@SLIGHTLYOFF.ORG 314-827-5760

Performances at
6238 ALEXANDER DR. ST. LOUIS, MO 6310

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

University of Miami Online New Play Festival

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

With a goal to provide online performance opportunities to our Conservatory BFA Theatre majors and our BA Theatre majors while also providing the learning experience for them to interact with new work and playwrights, the University of Miami is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works in the Spring semester of 2021. The Theatre Arts Department normally produces 4 productions a semester in two on-campus theaters. However, due to the restrictions and health concerns of COVID 19, we hope to expand our students learning opportunities by working on pieces which have been written, conceived, or re-conceived for an online Zoom platform. In return, we hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell their stories in a different and unique manner while benefiting from working with the department’s very talented and disciplined students.


The Plays:

* Should run ideally 10 to 30 minutes

* Should require approximately 4 to 10 actors

* Should ideally be performed with limited Zoom production elements

* Will be rehearsed for 1 to 2 weeks and and taped on Zoom or similar platform

* Will be directed by UM Faculty or professional guest directors

* Will be provided with a UM Student Stage Manager

* Will require the online participation of the playwright with rewrites encouraged

* Should be submitted as PDFs with title and author and contact info

Submissions will be accepted thru Dec.20, 2020. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Making a submission does not guarantee a reply. If we are interested in producing your play we will contact the playwright. A $50 stipend will be awarded to each playwright in the festival.

Questions may be emailed to Michael Bush, Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, mxb1530@miami.edu.

All submissions must include a resume and both should be emailed to sandra.palvarez@miami.edu

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

some scripts literary magazine seeks submissions for Issue 4: "Outbreak"!

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Deadline December 31, 2020

Who We Are
Publishing twice a year, some scripts literary magazine seeks to uplift the voices of scriptwriters who have fewer opportunities than fiction, poetry, or nonfiction writers to see their work in print. We believe scripts–whether for the stage, screen, radio, or Zoom–have literary merit and deserve recognition for their writing beyond performance. We desire to be a platform to uplift the voices of new and emerging scriptwriters first and foremost before established scriptwriters.

What We're Looking For
We seek stage plays, screenplays, radio plays, monologues, Zoom plays, essays on theatre/film during the pandemic, and script reviews for possible publication in our upcoming issue. All people, within the US and outside of it, are encouraged to submit! You may submit as many pieces as you'd like, but try to keep it under three per writer. (As a note: at this time we cannot publish full-length stage plays or screenplays.)

There is no restriction on scripts that have been previously produced. If you have a script that has been previously published, we will consider re-publication, but we may ask for proof of previous publication and how best to credit them.

At this time, we regret we cannot compensate contributors. We are, however, working to change this by running a fundraiser to help compensate contributors for Issue 5.

Deadline: tentatively December 31, 2020 (depending on the amount of submissions we receive, we may extend the deadline)

How to Submit
Submit via email to submissions@some-script.com or somescriptslitmag@gmail.com in a Microsoft Word or PDF file. The script must be a blind copy and a separate document with the title page and your contact info must be included.


Also find us at: some-scripts.com, facebook.com/somescripts, instagram.com/somescripts

Monday, December 14, 2020

Theatre In My Pajamas is looking for multi-act plays for serial readings

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Deadline: December 18, 2020

Theatre In My Pajamas is looking for multi-act plays for serial readings on Zoom that will be read over multiple weeks from January through March and maybe beyond.

A group that started out as a dozen theatre geeks has grown to a thriving community of nearly 600 members. Since March, we have had readings and open mics of new plays, unrehearsed, and the results have been powerful. Our readings have been ten-minute plays, and they have featured playwrights from Vermont to New Zealand. But we are now ready to grow. Get your pajamas on and send us your work.

Submission requirements:

Length: No more than 120 minutes.

Cast: No more than six characters (double casting is fine but it should be clear in the dramatis personae, and they don’t need to be in search of an author).

Submissions will be accepted up to December 18.

Please send your submissions to: theatreinmypajamas@gmail.com


TIMP will not accept plays that are culturally insensitive or promote cultural appropriation.


https://www.facebook.com/groups/871165219991067

Saturday, December 12, 2020

IRONDALE ON WOMEN FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: December 21, 2020

During the month of March, when women are celebrated and honored all around the world, Irondale hosts the On Women Festival, giving female-identifying artists the platform to celebrate their own experiences. Created in 2018, each iteration of this festival has been different and unique, just like the creators and the shows that are part of it.

For next year’s festival, we have the challenge of re-imagining how to offer good theatrical experiences to our audiences, that are relevant to today’s world, and that are safe for everyone involved. And we must do things differently as well, to make sure we’re uplifting and empowering the voices of marginalized artists.

The 2021 edition will be a hybrid format, with in-person performances, live and pre-recorded videos, and Irondale will work closely with a diverse group of artists to help curate the festival and moderate the Artists Exchangepanel discussions.

WHAT WILL THE FESTIVAL LOOK LIKE?

MAINSTAGE: two different theatrical productions that will be selected with the assistance of a diverse group of curators. The plays will be performed and recorded at The Space at Irondale (with the possibility of a limited live audience for the recordings) and streamed online at specific dates and times, followed by virtual talkbacks with the creative team of each production. Selected Shows will be compensated with a $1,000 fee. (Accessibility: Closed captions)

NEW MEDIA STORYTELLING: this category is open for video submissions of short pieces (between 10-25 minutes) that present elements of theatrical storytelling. All videos will live on an online platform and the audience will vote on their favorites. This category will not be curated but we will offer four money prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Popular Vote, and Curator’s Pick). We want to make sure we’re giving an alternative for people who don’t feel safe leaving their homes, or artists who are developing work using new media, or even artists who are in different places in the world.

ART BUFFET: live online performances that are flexible in style and genre such as, but not limited to, improv, music, performance, scripted monologue. All content must be original (or an original adaptation), and artists may choose to perform solo or with one other person. These performances will be curated and we’ll select up to 10 pieces.

ARTISTS EXCHANGE: lead and moderated by our Guest Curators, each one of the three conversations will have a theme or topic for discussion, and guest panelists. Audience members will be invited to participate by asking questions or sharing opinions.

We are looking for female-identifying artists that show great passion for their work, and that are able to coherently justify why their work is so important now. Irondale makes no distinction based on ethnicity or cultural background.

Do you want to be part of the festival? Read the Submissions Package and submit your work!

If you have any questions, please contact onwomen@irondale.org.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Experimental Theater Writing Workshop - Winter 2021

Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Winter 2021 Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 01/12 - 03/23. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignment; readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.

Traditional views of playwriting strategies are rooted in higher-level cognitive functions, i.e., reasoning and empathy. While those strategies can lead the playwright to powerful modes of representation on the stage, is this the sum total of the spectator experience? Are there other methods that can enhance the experience of the theatre spectator? If we are seeking a comprehensive ability to engage spectators, we might continue our search for other techniques that allow us to create comprehensive experiences for those spectators.

The goals of this course are: 1) to gain additional theater writing techniques which expand the writer’s current theatrical repertoire; 2) to investigate writing techniques as a representation of a writer’s response to the world; and 3) to strengthen a connection between theatre and various other arts forms.

Guidelines:
  • Only 1 submission per playwright
  • 2 samples—one realistic, one experimental. Each sample is up to 10 pages only. 
  • Title page on each sample (realistic and experimental) should contain:
    • title
    • this text: “Realistic Sample” OR “Experimental Sample”
    • name
    • contact info
  • Second page should contain:
    • Character breakdown
    • setting
    • time
  • • file name of realistic play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_real.pdf
  • • file name of experimental play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_exp.pdf
Writers will be selected based on the nature of the work submitted and availability. By realistic, we mean work that abides by traditional modes of realism—i.e., human characters in a psychological drama. By experimental, we mean work that challenges the conventional elements of theater. If selected, the fee is $300. This will cover the cost of actors for the readings.

Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdm1PsMReYKcwZsYAu92P4Byg9D2T4gHapqvwoL7UAQBDTf0Q/viewform?usp=sf_link

Deadline: Jan 4th, 2021 5 pm.

Web: www.suzannewillett.com

FB: @etww19

Sunday, November 29, 2020

This Moment Productions One Act Streaming Play Festival


Deadline: December 5, 2020 5:00pm CST

This Moment Productions seeks to redefine the way we consume theatre in a changing world. We are seeking submissions that fit the Zoom or online streaming format only. We will produce four, ten minute one acts. Each will stream for two weekends in Spring 2021. 
Please send all submissions to thismomentproductions@gmail.com.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Eligibility | Plays must be the original work of persons who are residents of the U.S. 

In the case of collaborations, the residency requirement pertains to all authors. All playwrights must be 18 or older.

Playwrights must hold all legal rights to their piece; it may have been previously produced, workshopped, or presented as a reading prior to entry in the competition.

Script Requirements

Length: Every play must be able to be fully performed, including all additional audio sources such as music and other sound effects, in 10-minutes or less.

Structure: Although not a requirement, preferential consideration will be given to plays in one scene and/or a single setting. Must be able to be produced for virtual streaming platforms.

Cast: No more than 2-3 actors and all roles must be for individuals 18 years or older. (More characters are allowed if actors may double.) A list of characters with a brief physical description of each must be included on the Entry Form. This Moment Productions will arrange directors, actors, rehearsal, and handle all editing including production and streaming of the play. Playwrights interested in directing should note that upon submission. This Moment Production, as producer, will have final say and approval of the piece prior to release to public audiences.

Genre: Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue — but no musicals or plays for children.

Technical Limitation: Play settings should be simple, suitable written for the online streaming platform, requiring very minimal props/costumes and limited technical effects. Our productions look to simplify the stage picture to emphasize the playwright’s work, strong character driven pieces are a must. No use of copyrighted music, logos, or names/franchises.

Format: PDF or Microsoft Word, prepared using standard formatting for a stage play.
We suggest you read “How to format your script” by Sam Graber on the website of The Playwrights’ Center: https://pwcenter.org/playwriting-toolkit/how-format-your-script — a correctly formatted script is easier to read and evaluate. A Word template which you may find helpful is available for download.

Originality: We seek plays that are new, inventive, fresh, and not an adaptation of work by another author. The play may have been workshopped or presented as a reading prior to entry in the competition but must be unpublished and not previously performed before a paying audience. Submission Limit: Three plays per playwright.

Submission Fee: There is no fee for entry. If your play is selected for production, you will be expected to provide a brief (150-word) biography, a JPG high-resolution photo, and a brief synopsis of the play which may be used in marketing and promotion.

Deadline: Uploaded script must be received by December 5th at 5:00pm CST. No more than 100 scripts will be accepted. With our receipt of the one hundredth script, no further entries will be considered. *Please see information that should be included in your email along with your submission.

Uploading: Plays may only be submitted electronically to This Moment Productions at ThisMomentProductions@gmail.com.

Selection: The play selection process begins with evaluation by our team of readers, who will independently score each play according to their assessment of plot, character, dialogue, language, theatricality and their own emotional response. Due to the high volume of entries we are not able to give specific feedback. If your play is selected you will be notified by December 31st, please no inquires.

Performance: Plays selected as finalists will be staged as full productions, ticket sales, promotion, rehearsal, casting, and advertisement will all be the responsibility of This Moment Productions and will be streamed for two weekends in Spring 2021.

Your email submission must include the following information.
  • Name of Playwright Submitting: 
  • Title of One Act:
  • Playwright Email Address: 
  • Playwright Phone #: 
  • How many actors are featured in your piece? 
  • Please list and props special to this production: 
  • Are you interested in directing your piece? 
  • Please describe your piece in 250 words or less: 
I affirm that the attached script is my original work and is not based on or adapted from any other work, including but not limited to novels, short stories, screenplays, teleplays, other theatrical scripts, or from musical forms such as opera, contemporary music or musical theater.​
I affirm that my play has not been published and has never been performed before a paying audience.
I understand that if my play is selected, I will be interviewed by This Moment Productions to confirm the originality of the work and that other steps will be taken to confirm my statements.
I understand that violation of these rules will disqualify my play for consideration.

I understand This Moment Productions will make final production decisions based on the quality of the work and practicality of production, and such decisions shall be final.

By submitting you are agreeing to all the information presented in this document.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Theater Three Offstage/Online

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In an effort to present original content in a unique way, Theatre Three, is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works. To date, the company has produced and posted over two dozen pieces. Ideally, the pieces are written or re-conceived for an online platform. We hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell stories in a different way.

The Plays:
  • Should run 7 to 15 minutes.
  • Should require no more than 10 actors.
  • Should ideally be able to be performed without stage directions. (The scene may be set at the outset.)
  • Will be rehearsed and taped on Zoom or similar platform.
  • Will be posted on Theatre Three’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
  • Should be submitted as pdfs with title and author: THE PLAY Author Name

Playwrights may make multiple submissions. This is an open-ended project.

Selected works will received a $25 stipend; playwrights will retain all rights to future productions.

Questions and pdfs of scripts may be emailed to Jeffrey@TheatreThree.com.

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