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Saturday, August 8, 2020

Almost Adults Productions is looking for 10-15 minute LGBTQ+ themed plays

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No deadline given

Almost Adults Productions is looking for 10-15 minute LGBTQ+ themed plays for an ongoing reading series to be presented on Zoom starting this summer. Writers do not have to be LGBTQ+ identified, but their material should be thematically relevant to the queer community. There is no requirement for premiere status. Writers will be asked to participate in the production of their reading but Almost Adults can help out wherever needed. At least one rehearsal will be required prior to each reading.

There is no deadline for submissions as they will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Send plays as Word or PDF documents to Aaron Leventman at writingcoachsf@gmail.com. Questions may be sent to this address as well. Writers may send up to three plays and will be notified within one month of submission.

We are also looking for actors and directors for this series. Please send an email if interested in participating.

Click here to read more about us or find us on Facebook.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

‘Hear Me Out’ New American Monologue Competition Festival

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Deadline: August 15, 2020 Noon EDT
‘Hear Me Out’ New American Monologue Competition.
Labor Day, 2020. Festival Theme: ‘Me & My Masks’

All writers who consider themselves American are invited to submit one monologue on this year’s festival theme ‘Me & My Masks’ to compete for $5,000 in prizes and a shot at being named one of the 12 Finalist Winners which will premiere in a special Labor Day event open to the public and held entirely online via Zoom. The top cash prizes will be selected and awarded by an elite panel of judges including playwrights Kia Corthron, Gary Garrison, Julie Jensen, Kate Snodgrass and Doug Wright.

On Monday, September 7th, 2020, Roland Tec and Pinkplot Productions will host an online festival of monologues on the theme ‘Me & My Masks.’ All writers considering themselves American are invited to submit one monologue on this subject, not to exceed 4 pages or 2,000 words in length. Only one submission will be accepted from each writer.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Saturday, August 15th at Noon, EDT.

Monologues will be judged by a circle of theatre professionals on the following criteria:

Does the character speaking feel fully realized and authentically human?

Is this a monologue rather than just a story, the distinction being that in a monologue, the speaker’s intention drives the language from beginning to end. The person speaking is speaking for a reason, beyond the simple telling of a story.

Does the monologue relate in some way to the theme of the festival, “Me and My Masks?” Please note: The festival theme is intentionally open-ended. You may use the word “mask” literally or figuratively. Please consider the festival theme to be a point of departure, provided as your inspiration for your own wholly original creation. There is no need to incorporate any specific words or language into your entry. Please remember: the best monologues are born of a specific character in a specific situation speaking to a specific person or group of people.

Selection and Public Presentation:

Twelve monologues will be selected for online presentation at the September 7th Festival Event. From these twelve, three prizes will be awarded: The Golden Mask, The Silver Mask and the Bronze Mask. A Special Prize for the Most Daring Monologue will also be announced at the event. Audience capacity at this Labor Day Zoom Event will be capped at 250. Monday, September 7th at 6PM, EDT via Zoom.

In the tradition of so many great playwrights who began as actors, you are strongly encouraged to perform your own monologue. However if you’re absolutely terrified of this, you may bring your favorite actor friend to perform it for you or if that’s not feasible either you may indicate that you prefer we cast your monologue. (If you choose to leave the casting to us, monologues will be assigned to seasoned professional actors who will work on the material alone. If you wish to give notes to your actor before the presentation on September 7th, you may request a private YouTube video of your actor reading the monologue after which you may email notes. But actors who are generously giving their time to this experiment will not be allowed to enter into a formal rehearsal process.)

The 12 Competition Finalists’ entries will be assembled into a PDF and will be distributed to university theatre departments and conservatory training programs.

Regardless of whether your submission is chosen for the Labor Day presentation, all writers are encouraged to submit a video recording of their entry. All writer-created videos will be posted on a designated YouTube channel along with a link to the writer’s website or agent/representative email.

If you submit a monologue to the competition you’re strongly encouraged to attend the Labor Day Festival.

If your monologue is selected as one of the 12 Competition Finalists, your attendance at the September 7th Premiere (held online via Zoom) is mandatory. Any writer failing to attend the September 7th event will forfeit their position as one of the 12 Competition Finalists.


SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 15, 2020, Noon, EST.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Four Walls Theater call for scripts

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Deadline: August 7, 2020

Four Walls Theater is a grass roots socially responsible theater that produces new plays through online readings, working with diverse artists from around the country. Four Walls Theater honors people of all backgrounds and works to create a safe and supportive community for our artists and audiences.

For our next show which will be in October, 2020, we would like to boost voices of playwrights who are BIPOC and/or who are members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you do not fall in these categories, please do not send work at this time. As we are performing a reading virtually, we have learned to ask for a few things with our scripts technically:

-Between 60-75 pages (no more than 75 pages)
-Between 4-7 actors (can be double cast)
-Diversity in the actors 
-Realistic capabilities for virtual readings
-Trans visibility/rights -weird illness
-health stories
-human rights

As a socially responsible theater, each show that we do chooses its own charity or non-profit that it will spotlight. A portion of all donations from the show will go to support that charity or non-profit. As a result, the topics that we are looking for are rather relevant to today’s world and we ask that playwrights consider this carefully:

- Trans visibility/rights
- political rights
- immigration/ICE
- weird illness
- unemployment
- education reform
- health stories
- gun control
- human rights
- voting rights
We are open to other stories as well but you have to make sure that we will think it is relevant to what audiences will be interested in hearing today as we traverse our current upside down world and barrel towards an election. We are open to biography, drama, comedy, dark comedy, fantasy, magical realism, adventure, historical drama, etc.

Here are a few things to avoid:

-horror
-a lot of violence
-scripts that require a lot of physicality
-TYA scripts
-scripts that require people to be talking simultaneously

To date, Four Walls Theater, founded in March, 2020, amidst the corona virus crisis, has produced three shows: Ageless by Bridgette Dutta Portman, Ghosts of Bogota by Diana Burbano, and Rights of Passage by Michelle Tyrene Johnson.
Submit your play by Friday, August 7 2020 to fourwallstheater@gmail.com. Put “Script Submission” with the title of your play in the subject of your email.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Experimental Theater Writing Workshop - Fall 2020


Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Fall 2020 Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 09/08 - 10/10. Classes will consist of a prompt followed by readings of experimental work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.


While many theatrical presentations today are rooted in realism, there are still others that resist representing the world in realistic way. Surrealism, absurdism, and expressionism have all generated powerful experiences and points of connection outside of logic and reason. And yet, have the methods that generate these emotional experiences been thoroughly investigated in theatrical writing? If we are seeking a representative experience of our world--writing that reflects who we are--we might continue our search for other techniques that allow us to represent the world as we experience it.

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:
  • Submit up to 10 pages of theatrical experimental writing. No more than 1 submission per playwright.
  • Title page should contain:
  • title
  • name
  • contact info
  • Second page should contain: 
  • Character breakdown
  • setting
  • time

Writers will be selected based on the experimental nature of the work submitted and availability. 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: August 19th, 2020 5 pm.

Web: www.suzannewillett.com
FB: @etww19

We look forward to reading your work!

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

MarshStream International Solo Fest

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Deadline: August 16, 2020

You can apply for a financial hardship fee waiver by emailing maggiew@themarsh.org.

This fall The Marsh, a solo performance theater in the San Francisco Bay Area, will welcome performers and theater lovers from around the world to its first-ever MarshStream International Solo Fest, an online fete presenting solo work via its online theater platform.

The goal of MISF is to connect solo performers with audiences across the globe while presenting unique solo shows created exclusively for the Zoom “black box” theater. All performances also include a post-show Q & A, a key part of the community building.

The Marsh is currently accepting applications from artists throughout the U.S. and anywhere in the world, to take part in this global performance festival. Interested participants may submit their solo shows (60 minutes and under) for consideration by August 16, 2020, and will be notified between September 7-14, 2020 regarding their acceptance.

We look forward to your submission!

To Apply

Submission Cost: $10-25 sliding scale submission fee.

(You can apply for a financial hardship fee waiver by emailing maggiew@themarsh.org.)

Application Deadline: August 16, 2020

Performers will be notified between September 7-14, 2020 regarding their acceptance.

Festival Dates: October 7 – 11, 2020

All shows must be solo performances.

Performance Length: 10 – 60 minutes. We will curate slots that feature shorter pieces, while longer pieces will stand on their own. All pieces must be 60 minutes or less. There will be a 15 minute Q & A with you and a moderator!

Eligibility: Solo performers submitting must be 16 years or older to apply.

Logistics: Performances will be presented LIVE over Zoom.

Successful submissions will work well within the Zoom format.

Technical support: Minimal tech support will be provided.

Guidelines
  • We invite and encourage artists from all over the world to submit. 
  • We will accept solo performance musicals.
  • There are no language restrictions.
  • If your performance is not in English, you must provide English subtitles with submission to be eligible for consideration.
  • We will accept work that has been previously produced.
  • Solo performances created by the performer, preferred. 
  • Only one submission per person. Compensation: Performers will receive a percentage of ticket donations.

Awards: Performances will be eligible for the following awards

~ Most Watched Performance

~ Audience Choice Award

~ The Marshian Award – a primetime slot on MarshStream’s Solo Performer Spotlight Program.

Website: https://themarsh.org/shows_and_events/marshstream/marshstream-international-solo-fest/

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Fresh Fruit Festival LGBTQ Monologues

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Deadline: July 23, 2020

APPLICATION FORM

The Fresh Fruit Festival, now in its 19th consecutive year, is requesting works in the following format for development in filmed virtual presentation: LGBTQ MONOLOGUES, on the THEME: “The Ache for Home”

Do you FEEL at home? ARE you home? WHERE is home, and how did you get there? Did your character get to Home Base? Whose Homecoming is it anyway? Are you Home on the Range? -the City? -the Planet?

Works must be 2 to 4 minutes in performance length, and relate to the LGBTQ experience. Works may be stand-alone, or part of a larger piece (but work as a self-contained excerpt). Eight written monologues will be chosen by curators , to be resubmitted as digitized short films for entry into the development program. All of these will receive:
  • Hosted presentation of the finished works.
  • PDF Program, for download.
  • Basic Audio Post-processing: Including our own, customized intros; basic sound FX or ambient sound. (No music unless you guarantee rights, or solo perf of public domain)
  • Basic Video editing (of standard formats), for continuity & scene shaping.
  • Marketing on Social media.
  • Two assisted tech consults: For SOUND (check balance, dynamic range, ambient problems, clarity, mic use) and for VIDEO (placement, ambiance, and setting). Note: Applicants are advised to send us a draft version of your video file in advance of these.

All 8 semi-finalist films will be hosted in a high-definition platform for a set span of 1 to 2 weeks, during which the public will be free to vote for a later audience choice award. A panel of judges will also be voting on more technical criteria to help select 3 finalists. All 3 will receive a cash stipend, and be eligible for awards in several categories at our annual award ceremony, later in the season.

Final, filmed, submissions should be: Rehearsed, stage managed, and directed specifically for intended virtual presentation; Have appropriate costuming; Have some attempt at “setting” – however simple.

TIMELINE: Written submissions due by JULY 23; Semi-finalists announced AUGUST 4. By end of August Semi-finalists will be presented online. Click on Apply button when ready to send a written draft. (Please apply once only; you can always send revisions etc. by email). Thanks! 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre seeks online plays for young audiences

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Deadline: July 31, 2020 11:59 CST
Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre (OKC Rep), an Actors’ Equity Association Category 1 Small Professional Theatre, is seeking submissions of previously unproduced plays, written explicitly for online communications platforms (Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, et al) in the following categories:

1. NEW VOICES: Playwrights between the ages of 18-26
  • 50- to 80-minute plays that are written within the context of online communication;
  • Plays can be two or more characters; each character will occupy a single window on screen. Monologues that exhibit innovative use of the form will be considered.

2. YOUNG AUDIENCES: Material to engage young audiences between the ages of 4-11
  • 40- to 60-minute plays that are written within the context of online communication; 
  • Plays can be two or more characters; each character will occupy a single window on screen. Monologues that exhibit innovative use of the form will be considered.
  • Plays must be suitable and engaging for audiences between the ages of 4-11.

Selected play(s) will be produced as an online reading under the auspices of OKC Rep Theatre, and distributed to our audiences via social media. Plays selected for readings will be awarded a $250 honorarium. Selected plays may be considered for full production in a future season.


SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Deadline for all submissions is no later than 11:59 CST on July 31, 2020. Please email the following submission requirements to stageathome@cityrep.com:

1. Script(s): must be in .pdf form, with embedded page numbers;

2. A one-page copy of your resume in .pdf format;

3. A one-page cover letter in .pdf format, containing the following information:
1. Full name
2. Professional name (if different)
3. Mailing Address, City, State, ZIP
4. Website, if available
5. Social media handles
6. Connection to Oklahoma*, if relevant;
7. Title of Play, Category & Year Written
8. Brief Synopsis

*While special consideration is given to playwrights native to or living in Oklahoma, all are welcome to apply.

CityRep's mission is to serve Oklahoma's diverse artistic, educational and civic needs by providing dynamic professional theatre.

We entertain, enlighten and inspire!

For more information please visit okcrep.org.

Friday, July 10, 2020

SEEKING 5-MINUTE COMEDIC PLAYS dealing with Quarantine and COVID-19 for possible publication with Smith & Kraus, Inc.

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Deadline: July 15, 2020


SUBMISSIONS OPEN TO ALL PLAYWRIGHTS
NO SUBMISSION FEE.
Smith & Kraus Publishers, Inc.

Submission guidelines:
  • Only comedies or upbeat pieces will be considered.
  • No monologues.
  • Must be previously unpublished. It does not need to have had any type of reading or production.
  • Plays should have 2-4 characters. No more than 4.
  • Plays should be 3-5 pages long (not including title page, character descriptions, etc.)
  • Please submit plays in standard playwrighting format.
  • Please submit your play in Microsoft Word doc only.
  • One submission per writer.
  • Please be sure to include your contact info with your submission.
  • Please submit a 50-100 word bio with your submission in the body of your email.
  • Keep in mind these plays should be written specifically about the Quarantine and Covid-19 in a funny or upbeat manner. The plays should be written to specifically be performed for a virtual audience on a ZOOM (or something similar) platform. 
  • No monetary compensation. If the anthology is published, copies will likely be the form of payment.
Submit your Microsoft Word document to the editor at:

debbielamedman@gmail.com

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Virtual Play Festival seeks short plays & monologues

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Deadline: August 1, 2020
Submissions are still being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Virtual Play Festival, to take place in August 2020 in New York City, via video submissions. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements. One submission per playwright. 

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 

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! There will be voting for best play.

Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

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The Dark Room Zoom readings submission guidelines

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THE DARK ROOM IS NOW TWICE A MONTH AND HELD VIA ZOOM

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The Dark Room is a place where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. Held on the second Tuesday of every month, this ongoing event affords emerging and veteran playwrights the space and resources to develop new works. The Dark Room offers a venue to workshop plays, novels, poems, or any other written work in a supportive, yet critical environment.

Writers – bring your work! Actors – come out and read!

Suggested donation of $5 is welcomed at the door, but not required.

If you are interested in being a featured writer at a future evening of The Dark Room, please send a 20-30 page script along with a short bio, cast requirements, descriptions of the characters, and a synopsis of the piece. Writers wishing to present during the open session portion of The Dark Room may submit shorter works, up to ten pages, in advance of the event or bring them on the night of the event. 

Open session readings are first come, first served until all slots have been filled. All submissions should be e-mailed to Mindy Herman or John Busser.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Theatre Three Offstage/Online seeks short plays

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No deadline given

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. 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 1 to 10 minutes.
  • Should require no more than 6 actors.
  • Should ideally be able to be performed without stage directions. (The scene may be set at the outset.)
  • Will be rehearsed on Zoom or similar platform.
  • Will be posted on Theatre Three’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
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.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Dramatists Guild Survey on New Media


Interested in Live Streaming Theatre? 
So Are We.

In response to the seismic shift in our industry, the Dramatists Guild leapt into action by creating the New Media Committee. This committee is at the forefront of investigating and researching live streaming practices from at-home DIYs to large non-profit theaters streaming archival performances and you can help. We've created a survey for our members because you are on the front lines and we need your voice.

If you have either put your own work online or have been approached by a theatre to put your work online, we want to hear from you. What did you learn? What do you wish had gone differently? The New Media Committee will collect this information and use it to create a map of industry practices of live streaming theatre. Please answer this survey and pass it along to other dramatists to get their input. It is important that we have all voices represented.

Thank you for taking the time to voice your experience. Your answers will help shape our industry.

Access the New Media Survey

Saturday, June 27, 2020

THE MAXIM MAZUMDAR NEW PLAY COMPETITION

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DEADLINE: June 30, 2020
Buffalo, NY

Entries are accepted in the following categories. Playwrights may submit up to one play to each category per year.

 *New in 2020: there is no submission fee for any category. Submit here: deadline June 30.

Full-Length Play/Musical
— 90 minutes or more, requiring no more than 10 performers
— Finalists will be notified approximately November 1, 2020
— Winning play will be announced approximately December 1, 2020 and will receive its premiere production in the 2021/22 Alleyway season. The playwright will receive an award/royalty prize of $500.

One-Act Play/Musical
— 20 minutes or less, requiring no more than 6 performers
— Finalists will be notified approximately November 1, 2020
— Winning play will be announced approximately December 1, 2020 and will receive its premiere production in the 2020/21 Alleyway production of BUFFALO QUICKIES. The playwright will receive an award/royalty prize of $100.

Special Category for 2020: Digital
— Original plays or musicals written specifically for a tech platform such as Zoom. As theatres face the challenge of moving programming online, please consider the following:
— Creativity. We are not looking for plays that could just as easily be performed on stage. We want you to truly embrace the digital/virtual platform. How can you engage with an audience through this distant reality? How can you make this mediated form immediate?
— Technology. We are only at the beginning stages of understanding all the incredible opportunities technology can afford us. Which platform will work best for your play? How will it be done? What “magic” can you employ to use technology to help tell your story in the most successful way? Is it Zoom? Skype? FaceTime? An app? Something else? Is it live? Live to tape? Filmed previously and heavily edited? The winning plays will be specific and creative in this approach, as emphasis should be placed equally on the story and the form.
— Audience. Who is this for? Is it interactive? Passive? Zoom fatigue is real. How long can your production honestly ask an audience to sit at their screen? 10 minutes? 60? 90? Be realistic in your attempts at engaging your target audience.
— Finalists will be notified by early Fall 2020 and the winning play will receive its premiere production via Alleyway online during the 2020/21 season and will be awarded a royalty/prize of $250.
Mazumdar Competition Submission Requirements for All Categories

— Plays must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission (developmental readings and workshops notwithstanding).
— All entries must be withheld from production during the period of the competition, reserving the premiere production for Alleyway Theatre
— A single PDF submission packet must include the following items, in this order. Submissions which do not comply, or fail to meet the following, will not be considered. Each of the first 5 requirements are a single page each. The full script should begin on page 6 of your PDF.

— Page 1: Title page with author name and contact information
— Page 2: Cover Letter. One page maximum, discussing your artistic pov, and detailing why your play fits with the mission and history of Alleyway and should be produced in our season.
— Page 3: One page including a short synopsis of your play, and a character breakdown.
— Page 4: One page listing any developmental history, including readings, workshops, etc.
— Page 5: One page playwright bio
— Page 6+: The script

— Musical submissions must include a link to sample audio files. This URL should be included on Page 1 of the PDF.
— The PDF file must be saved using the following filename format: PlayTitle_LastNameFirstName_Category.pdf, where Category is Short, Full, or Digital

Each year, entries will be accepted during a late-Spring submission window. For 2020, entries are accepted from May 15 through June 30 only. 

*Playwrights who submitted unsolicited work between January 1-May 15, 2020 will be automatically entered into this year’s contest unless you ask otherwise. There is no need to resubmit.

Entry in the Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition is understood as an indication of the playwright’s willingness, in the event of winning, to grant first production rights to Alleyway Theatre. Selection as Winner requires the playwright’s prior commitment to grant first production rights under the terms of Alleyway Theatre’s Standard Production Agreement, and additional terms will not be negotiated.

Submit to the 2020 Mazumdar Competition
(please tell them you heard about it via NYCPlaywrights - thanks)

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Goodly Frame Theatre seeks short Zoom plays from BIPOC

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Deadline: June 28, 2020

Goodly Frame Theatre, a fringe theatre company based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is now accepting short play submissions for Series 2 of the GFT web series, ​Zoom Fest.​ Series 2 is reserved for Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) playwrights, with an emphasis on BIPOC directors and actors.

Goodly Frame Theatre is committed to focusing Series 2 of the ​Zoom Fest​ platform on the immediate need to address our nation’s current situation, as well as to move beyond the typical American theatre’s general statement of solidarity to a specific, intentional step toward becoming a more inclusive influence in the North Carolina theatre community.

We are looking for plays written specifically for the Zoom medium, not stage plays that have been adapted to work on a computer screen.

Rules for Submission:

All plays must be in line with GFT’s mission to model “innovative staging choices that open minds and challenge typical conceptions about the relationships between texts, actors, and audiences” and “encourage sustainable dialogues among the voices of Greensboro, the region, and across ‘this goodly frame,’ the earth.” All plays must contain a complete plot structure that includes a beginning, a middle, and an end.
  • All plays must be written with a performance time of 8-12 minutes in mind.
  • Characters should be aware that they are online and interacting with other characters on Zoom. As such, stage directions should be limited to what can be done within the Zoom platform.
  • Characters may be written to appear together in one Zoom frame with the understanding that they must be cast with actors who live in the same household.
  • Preference for script selection for Series 2 will be stories that explore an aspect of the human condition with themes related to today’s social and political climate in relation to race and inequality; however, all themes will be considered.
  • Genres may include but are not limited to drama, comedy, tragedy, satire, or farce.
  • While mature and sensitive themes are expected, scripts with nudity or excessive profanity will be rejected. There is no limit to the number of plays a playwright may submit, and plays can have prior productions or submissions to additional theatres outside of central North Carolina.
  • Playwrights of selected scripts will be required to meet (online) with their script’s director and the season producer for one production meeting to discuss story, characters, intent, and the unique tech involved in the Zoom Fest​ project.
Submission Procedure

Each script should be submitted in a separate email with two attachments:
1. script with no name or contact information
2. headshot
The body of the email should include a reference to ​Zoom Fest​, all contact information, and a bio.
Scripts should be submitted by email to submissions@goodlyframe.org.
No script will be accepted that does not follow the rules and procedures guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday, June 28. Selections will be announced on or before Monday, July 13.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Black and Brown Theatre presents All the Web's a Stage Monologue Competition

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Deadline: Sundays June 7 - 21 3PM EST


Instead of a traditional judging panel, we've decided to give the power to the actors who will actually use these monologues. 9 actors will select from the monologues you submit and record their favorite monologue to be posted on our YouTube, Instagram and Facebook Pages.

Who are you writing for? Each Sunday from May 31-June 14 we will post the next group of actors looking for monologues and you can watch their video on our Instagram or Facebook page @bandbtheatre. 

Actors are looking for 1-2 minute monologues. Each actor has different needs so be sure to watch their video to see what they're looking for.

To submit, please email your 1-2 minute monologue in the body of the email to BlackandBrownTheatre@gmail.com and if you are writing for a specific actor from our roster, please include their name in the subject line. If your monologue is chosen, we will need the name you would like to be credited as for our social media channels. Due to our limited staff, we will not be sending out rejection emails, but the actors will send out congratulation emails to those selected. You may submit as many monologues for as many actors as you'd like and you can resubmit a monologue ie: If you submit a monologue for Maurizio in week 1, you can resubmit it for Jillian in week 2 if you feel they both might like it. You may submit monologues that have already been produced, but they must be 100% original and your own material.

Monologues are due Sundays June 7-June 21 at 3pm EST depending which actors you are submitting monologues for. Please note actors will read monologues as soon as you send them so send early if you want to be read first. Each week's deadline will be announced on Black and Brown Theatre's Facebook and Instagram Pages.

To learn more about Black and Brown Theatre's work, please visit: www.BlackandBrownTheatre.org

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Friday, June 19, 2020

The Queans Theatre is looking for artists to join REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser

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Deadline: July 1, 2020


The Queans Theatre is looking for artists to join REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser to help raise money for SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality).

Pieces can be a maximum length of 10 minutes and must be filmed and edited in preparation for the digital fundraiser festival. They are looking for work that challenges, educates or inspires.

All funds raised will be donated to SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality). They provide support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based.

REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser (YouTube) will take place on the 1st August 2020 from 7:30-9:30pm.

You will also be invited to a post-show Q&A and Networking event via Zoom where you will get the chance to talk about your work and the audience will have the opportunity to ask you questions. This will take place on the 13th August 2020 from 7:30-9:30. (Attendance is optional).

To take part you must email thequeanstheatre15@gmail.com for an application form that you need to submit along with your digital project.

Deadline: Application submissions will close at midnight on the 1st July 2020

Saturday, June 6, 2020

UnDisposables seek short plays for Zoom performance

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Deadline: June 13, 2020

In light of the current, locked down state of the industry, the UnDisposables are bringing their much loved scratch night back, this time to be performed to an online audience via live stream on the evening of Saturday 4th July.

We are opening our arms once again to emerging writers, directors & actors to take part in this cyber event. Interested? Great! Let's explain the details...

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Eight pieces of new writing by different writers
  • A team of directors to take on a scene (or two!) each
  • A company of actors to bring these pieces to life
All scenes or monologues must*:

Fit within the theme of independence (this does not mean it literally has to be about Independence Day)

Be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud (approx. 4-6 pages)

Contain only one or two actors (actors can multirole)

Be suitable for being performed live online (this does not mean it has to be about lock down, be creative with the form!)

Be rehearsed online by the successful actors and directors for at least 5 hours prior to the performance

* Scenes submitted which do not fit the brief will not be considered

All applicants must be available on the 4th July for the full company rehearsal (from 12pm - 3pm) and for the live stream performance (from 6:30pm - 9:30pm).**

** These times may change but the date will not


WHAT WILL YOU GAIN

All successful applicants will receive mentoring from an artist in their field experienced in virtual theatre

All successful applicants will be invited to a live Q&A about their piece following the performance

Every piece will be performed to an online audience via live stream, to get as close as we can to live theatre from a distance

Scratching the Servers is a place for growth, learning and professional experience which you can stick on your CVs and casting profiles. It’s also a great space to meet and work with like-minded creatives, which is especially crucial in these uncertain times.

Writer? Time to get those literary juices flowing and boldly share your work with others.

Director? Why not take on a virtual challenge outside of your usual comfort zone.

Actor? How about you exercise those acting muscles with a brand new character. 

HOW WILL THE SHOW WORK

Online theatre is something which is very new and experimental, we're not going to pretend otherwise. The current plan is to perform every scene live via a Zoom webinar, which we will make available for up to 100 guests (excluding the artists involved). We will also be looking into the practicalities of live-streaming the show on Facebook.

We will be working hard to make this virtual show as close to the real thing as possible. We'll be putting together an e-programme as well as posting the usual casting announcements on our social media, like we normally would.

Tickets for the show will be entirely free, but we will invite anyone who is in the position to do so to donate what they would have spent on a theatre ticket to the UnDisposables. All money raised will go towards funding future opportunities for emerging artists. 

HOW TO APPLY

You can apply for multiple roles (e.g. actor, director and writer if you're a superhuman!) and we will consider you for all you apply for, but you may not be guaranteed all the roles you apply for.

We have created a quick and easy Google form for you to complete. There are two versions of the form so make sure you select the correct one.***

This form is for all applicants who have an existing Google account.

https://forms.gle/Qxo3EL8UER7maNzA9

...and this form is for everyone who can't/doesn't want to create a Google account.

https://forms.gle/soH98keD917G3kwM8

***The reason for the two forms is because the first form requires you to sign into to a Google account to upload the required documents (scripts, CVs, etc). The second form is to allow Google-less people to still apply by sending these documents to us via email. Other than this small difference, the forms are identical, so don't worry about missing anything!

All is explained in the forms so fill them in and get in touch if you have any questions.

You can contact us on creatives@undisposables.co.uk****

****please only use this address for asking questions and submitting documents, not instead of completing the Google Form. If you send your full application to the email and not on the Google form, your submission may not be considered.

Please be aware that this is a voluntary project. Because of this, all rehearsals will therefore be scheduled around everyone's day jobs and other paid commitments. No one involved (including the UnDisposable Core Team) will be receiving any payment or expenses for their input to Scratching the Servers. Any proceeds made will go towards funding the future work of The UnDisposables, allowing us to continue to create opportunities for emerging creatives in the arts. By taking part you are not only helping to create new opportunities and work in the arts, but you'll also be meeting and working with a group of like-minded creatives and challenging yourself to try something new.

So what are you waiting for? Get applying! DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 13 JUNE 2020

Monday, June 1, 2020

ALMOST ADULTS PRODUCTIONS SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR LGBTQ+ SHORT PLAY ONLINE READING SERIES

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No deadline

Almost Adults Productions, an inclusive theatre company based in Santa Fe, NM, is looking for 10-15 minute LGBTQ+ themed plays for a weekly reading series to be presented on Zoom starting this summer. 

 Writers do not have to be LGBTQ+ identified but their material should be thematically relevant to the queer community. There is no requirement for premiere status. 

Writers will be asked to participate in the production on their reading but Almost Adults can help out wherever needed. At least one rehearsal will be required prior to each reading. 

 There is no deadline for submissions as they will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

 Anyone from all over the world is welcome to submit. 

No submission or participation fees are required but donations are always accepted to cover the cost of Zoom membership and other expenses which can be sent via Paypal to greg.watson62@yahoo.com

 Whether or not a donation is made will not impact on the decision to have your play read whatsoever. 

Send plays as Word or PDF documents to writingcoachsf@gmail.com

Questions may be sent to this address as well. 

 Writers may send up to 3 plays and will be notified within one month of submission. 

Click here to read more about us or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/almostadultstheatre.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

THE ACRONYM PLAYS An “Urban Stages New Pages” On-Line Publication Opportunity

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

Plays chosen will have the opportunity to be presented live at the
award-winning Off-Broadway theatre, Urban Stages, located at 259 West 30th Street New York NY

While nothing can fully replace live theater, the staff at Urban Stages invites ALL playwrights to participate in our next 10-minute play competition, THE ACRONYM PLAYS.  This opportunity will support our goal to discover and nurture new works by artists of diverse cultural backgrounds.

From the safety of your home, we encourage you to create a brand new play using the springboard and guidelines, detailed below, that will be reviewed by a panel of professional theatre artists.  On a rolling basis, the readers will recommend compelling, well-constructed plays to Bara Swain, our Creative Consultant, who has been spearheading our staged reading festivals for “Urban Stages New Pages” since its inception. If your play is selected, the script will be uploaded to our website and accessible to the public for reading and, yes, commenting on Urban Stages’ FB page (@urban.stages)!  After all, this will be the first time that your words will be presented!

Acronyms! Yes, that is the springboard for our next ten-minute play competition at Urban Stages.  Use your imagination! Acronyms are defined by Merriam-Webster as “a word formed from the initial letter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a compound term.” Huh?  Okay, we’re not going to be heavy handed during this chaotic time. Since an acronym is a kind of abbreviation, we’ll also accept plays that are inspired by a shortened form of a word or phrase. WTF! … and I’m not referring to offensive slang, LOL. WTF is also the acronym for the Williamstown Theatre Festival and Women’s Tri-Fitness Competition.  Oh, and LOL can refer to the now mostly obsolete “lots of luck” or “lots of love” used in letter-writing or, yes, Land of Lincoln, the official state slogan of Illinois, also retired from use.

Your challenge is to write a 10-minute play using an acronym or an abbreviation as the springboard for your piece. There are a wealth of acronyms to choose and explore, from social media, technological, economic and environmental acronyms to political, medical, digital, customer service and school logo acronyms.

As always, everyone – the writers and Urban Stages staff – are donating their time and talent for this online adventure and future live readings at our theatre home in the heart of Manhattan.

NOW, HERE ARE THE RULES

  1. Your play must use one (or more) acronyms/abbreviations in your play, or serve as the springboard for your script. 
  2. Write for 2-3 characters only.
  3. Maximum length is 10 pages.  As we roll this program out, please submit your play in Word or PDF in the event that we need to re-format for our website.
  4. Dazzle me!  The link below provides lists of common acronyms in chat, military, government and business,  as well as informative acronyms (i.e. ADD, OTC, DOA, DIY) and acronyms as identifiers (i.e. AA, NFL, SWF, ESPN).  You may also be inspired by googling “Acronyms” and searching images.  https://abbreviations.yourdictionary.com/articles/common-accronyms.html 
  5. Scripts can be submitted beginning on April 1 through June 1, with a possible extension. We are currently selecting judges and designing our website to support this effort.  Plays will be “published” on a rolling basis.

SUBMITTING YOUR PLAY

It will be helpful if you state your name and the acronym that inspired your work in the subject line.  Please include a summary of your play in the body of your email and a bio.  If you have a website, let us know that, too.  The authors of the plays chosen for “publication” will be notified prior to uploading to the web.  While our assumption is that we have your permission to present your play in the written form on our website, we will confirm your approval at that time.  Note that if we need to set a limit of submissions at a later date, you’ll hear from us.

Submit your play to Bara@UrbanStages.org.  Do you have any questions?  Reach out to Bara at the same email address.  I’m looking forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Theatre Huntsville seeks original plays for reading series

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No deadline given

Monday Night at the e-Theater is seeking original plays of any length for a new play reading series.

Casts may be any size up to eight (8), however, smaller casts are preferred.

By submitting, you would be allowing us to read, record, and publish video to Facebook and other social media platforms. We know there is a lot of great work out there, and this is an opportunity to hear it read by experienced actors. Each reading will be followed by a Q&A with the playwright for feedback.

Submissions should be sent to: playwriting@theatrehsv.org

Monday Night at the e-Theater is the collaborative effort of five separate community theatre organizations in North Alabama, dedicated to keeping theatre alive while we are all shuttered. At each Monday reading, a different community theater will be featured, and donations will be collected for them to help keep theatre going throughout the region.

The first reading is scheduled on Monday, May 25 at 7:30 pm. We will continue each Monday after that for the foreseeable future.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
• A full copy of the script in a 12 point font, Times New Roman or Courier
• Character breakdown
• A brief description of the play (to be used for promotion)
• If possible, highlight any stage directions that you, as the playwright, feel MUST be read
• PDF format preferred
• Cover sheet including play title and playwright name and contact information

Thank you for your interest. We can’t wait to read the submissions!

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