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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Jersey City Theater Center seeks plays on the theme of resilience


Deadline: December 10, 2022

Interested playwrights should submit their play to Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu, curator of the festival (fflorescu@pace.edu) no later than December 10th. 

Jersey City Theater Center is thrilled to invite local and international playwrights to think about writing a new short (one act) or long (full length) play on the theme of resilience. 

Along with your play, your submission must include: 

1.) your name, place of residence, e-mail info; 

2.) a brief synopsis of the play; 

3.) a declaration that the play has never been read/produced before; 

4.) a short statement about how the play fits the theme of resilience and how its values match ours 

(Before you submit, please inform yourselves about JCTC, its mission, and past and current events: https://jctcenter.org/)
  • The piece has to be new. 
  • It has to speak beyond any borders, whether they are real or imaginary or (self-)imposed. 
  • It has to have the audience in mind and connect with people’s needs first and foremost. 
  • It has to be witty and make us laugh and cry and be together – all at the same time. 
  • We are not looking for a play that is perfect, that has had substantial revisions, that had staged readings, but an honest, heartfelt play on the theme of resilience. 
  • We are also not interested in plays with a big cast (no more than 6-7 characters, please). 
Plays that do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered. 

Also, as a firm reminder, please keep in mind that we can only accept one play per playwright. Submit the play that truly speaks on the theme of resilience. 

All submissions will be read carefully, and the best 3-4 will be staged read next spring. 

More, JCTC will request that all selected playwrights make the commitment to attend the festival during its entire duration (over a weekend in May, date TBD). In return, JCTC will host the staged readings in a professional setting, provide a small stipend to playwrights, and open their new play not only to the public but also to industry people (Broadway producers and directors, and possibly a guest speaker). 

Selected playwrights will be notified by February 10th. For additional questions, please contact the curator of the festival and Olga Levina, the co-founder of JCTC (olga@jctcenter.org). 

The world at the end of 2022 is still not fully recovered from the pandemic and its long-term consequences, from millions of families being displaced because of war and violence, or naturally caused disasters, and the examples could continue. 

At JCTC, we believe in strengthening our communities and we do that through the help of the arts. We have proved on more than one occasion that we are here to listen to your stories, experiences, hopes and aspirations – and we are here to offer you our stage to make these narratives visible to others. Each year, the festival, like our theater, grows stronger and stronger, and we thank past, present, and future collaborators for doing that. All stories matter and we are particularly interested in those underrepresented voices.

Before you submit, please familiarize yourselves with our guidelines. Whether you decide to submit a short or a long play, that is up to you. Think about your best work on the theme of resilience and submit that. We know you are very gifted, but please submit only one play. More, the piece has to be new. It has to speak beyond any borders, whether they are real or imaginary or (self-)imposed. It has to have the audience in mind and connect with people’s needs first and foremost. It has to be witty and make us laugh and cry and be together – all at the same time. We are not looking for a play that is perfect, that has had substantial revisions, that had staged readings, but an honest, heartfelt play on the theme of resilience. We are also not interested in plays with a big cast (no more than 6-7 characters, please).

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Fresh Fruit Festival MAINSTAGE 23


Deadline: November 28, 2022


All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s 21-year-old grassroots, multidisciplinary festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. The festival will occur over two weeks from April 24 through Early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through December 5, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Nov. 28), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present a broad spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Video, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides insured, AEA-approved performance venues, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; lighting or sound technician; front of house); repertory lighting plot & sound system; networking events; box-office shares; & more!

Submission Deadline: Monday, NOV. 28, 2022 (No Submission Fee) Announcements in January.
Late Deadline: Monday Dec. 12, 2022 (Note: EARLY submissions get far more attention from our readers!)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (14+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to Produce your show locally (all casting, crew, producer, a local publicity firm, etc.). You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced in New York City.

Questions? – If you are applying in Graphics, Film, or Screenplay categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a note of interest with any short questions on our Contact Form. A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, FAQs, etc. will be published here soon.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you download and print a practiceblank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email)

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

What She Said Festival Call for Submissions


Deadline: December 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM

What She Said Festival is a celebration of new, short plays by woman-identifying playwrights. The Underground in Duluth, MN created the festival as an opportunity for women playwrights, directors and actors to have a focused space to express themselves and feature their stories through theater.

SEEKING: Submissions for the 2023 What She Said Festival.

This will be an evening of 5-8 short plays and monologues written by women playwrights celebrating women and what they have to say.

Submit your work(s) any time between now and December 31, 2022.

Though there are no conditions set on structure, content, or genre, we’re seeking works as part of a celebration of women and their voices. Additionally, as this is a festival with multiple plays, the technical elements will be kept simple and will be a consideration as we are selecting plays.

Plays will be selected based on:

Relevance to the spirit of the festival – Celebrating women and what they have to say

Adherence to ‘The Details’ (see below)

Excellence of work

The Details

There is no fee to submit.
  • The playwright must be woman-identifying.
  • A playwright can submit multiple plays, but they must be submitted separately.
  • Each submission must be no more than 20 pages (excluding title page) at a font no smaller than 12pt.
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished.
  • We will only accept non-musical scripts.
  • Scripts can only be submitted electronically – whatshesaidfest@gmail.com
  • Submissions must be in PDF format
  • Title page must contain playwright contact information
  • You will receive confirmation that submissions have been received – no other contact will be made unless the script is selected for production.
  • Submission Deadline: December 31st at 11:59pm.
Selected Plays:Will receive 3 staged performances May 11-13th, 2023.
Will be awarded a $100 prize.
Will be allotted 2 tickets to any performance.

Submissions and Correspondence:All submissions and correspondence should be by email: whatshesaidfest@gmail.com

Please allow for up to two weeks for follow up to any questions.
When submitting, make sure you’ve attached your play.
If you do not receive an automatically generated response from our email, please double check the details of the email and send it again.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022



Deadline:  October 28, 2022 5PM EST

The submission period will begin Friday, October 14 and continue through 5 p.m. on Friday, October 28.

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's Community Theatre, located in Jonesville, Michigan is seeking entries to consider for our eighth annual Plays-In-Development in 2023. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). It is understood (and expected) that changes will be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

The selected plays will first go through notes with the artistic director. A show-specific director will then be assigned. The director will work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in mid-March with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings. It is expected that the selected playwrights will be involved in the process and be in attendance for final rehearsals and the public reading in Jonesville, MI.

Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place on April 21 and 22, 2023. Playwrights will be on site the week leading up to the readings. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide travel and lodging.

The goal of Plays-in-Development is to help playwrights improve plays that have yet to be produced. By working with a director and actors, the playwright can learn vital information about their work. After the public readings, playwrights are able to participate in a talkback with the audience. We want playwrights to leave the experience with positive and constructive feedback to improve their plays.

Please e-mail a draft copy of the script, a one paragraph plot description and playwright's contact information to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukpid@gmail.com. Playwrights may submit no more than two scripts. We are NOT looking for scripts intended to be performed online. Scripts with strong roles for teens are encouraged! Any script received prior to October 14, 2022 at noon must be resubmitted.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, October 28, 2022.

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. The selected plays will be announced on or before December 2, 2022.

To view our 2020 Plays-in-Development online readings and learn more about past Plays-in-Development, visit www.thesauk.org/pid.html.

Friday, September 9, 2022

15th Annual PLAYground Submissions for Young Audiences

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Deadline: none given


Plays must be intended for young audiences (5-18 years old) - a play is not expected to appeal to this whole age range.

Scripts must be unpublished at the time of submission.

Scripts should be full length (somewhere between 30 and 90 minutes of content, depending on your audience) or intended to be developed into a full length piece.

Playwrights can submit up to 3 scripts. Each script must be accompanied by its own cover letter.
Plays do not need to be fully polished. This is a workshop process, so we welcome pieces with potential and room to grow, and will be there to support you through that.

Please do not submit screenplays, teleplays, musicals, collaborations, or direct adaptations (though scripts inspired by, based on, or a response to a source material are welcome!)

Please send any questions, thoughts, or concerns to playgroundTYAfestival@gmail.com

 You may also contact Festival Producer Natalie Rarick (natalierarick2023@u.northwestern.edu) or one of Purple Crayon Players’ Literary Managers, Kailey Morand or Juliet Burks (kaileymorand2025@u.northwestern.edu or julietburks2025@u.northwestern.edu)

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