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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Whimperbang seeks submissions for issue #26

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Deadline: non listed

whimperbang is accepting visual and literary submissions
for issue 26, to be published in March 2023.

To those of you who may have submitted and have not heard back, we thank you for your patience as we have reset our next publishing date.

For everyone else, please see our “Submission Guidelines” below.

whimperbang is an online journal of artistic commentary, published three times a year.

Submission Guidelines*
  • whimperbang invites the submission of serious, directed artistic expressions that reflect or comment upon today’s world. All literary and visual genres will be considered.Simultaneous submissions must be indicated as such in the submission email. If your work is accepted elsewhere, please inform us.
  • Unpublished works only.
  • New submissions may not be made until you have heard back from us regarding old ones.
  • There is no reading/review fee.
  • whimperbang cannot offer payment at this time.
  • At the time of publication, all rights revert back to the author. If you decide to republish the piece elsewhere, we ask that you cite whimperbang as a place of previous publication.
  • Submissions may be submitted via lightning-fast email: whimperbang.journal@gmail.com
  • Email “Subject” must read “Submission”. Submissions not sent in this format will be refused.
  • Submissions may be made either as attachments, or reside within the body of your email (copy & paste).
  • Please include a short biographical paragraph with your submissions, including your name and place of residence, email address (for our records), publications and any other relevant information.
  • Poetry submissions: may not exceed 5 poems.
  • Prose (fiction, non-fiction) submissions: should not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Play submissions: should not exceed 5,000 words.
  • Visual submissions: (illustrations, drawings, prints, photographs, sketchbooks, etcetera) may not exceed 5 pieces. If submitted as a series, no more than 10 pieces, please. A minimum of three, and maximum of ten, spreads may be submitted from sketchbooks. Please submit images by PNG, JPG or PDF, not exceeding 4 MB total.
  • Header submissions: should be sized to 300 x 76 pixels (PNG or JPG) and contain the word “whimperbang” (they are the site identifiers, top left). Headers may employ any media as long as they fit the above criteria. Chosen headers will be placed in random rotation on the whimperbang site.
  • Please be advised that whimperbang cannot publish all submissions, and must be very discriminating, as it is run by a small crew of volunteers. Please expect 3–5 months for a reply, depending on our work load.
If you find errors of any kind, please let us know. We have the option of making changes without burning paper.

That just about covers it. We look forward to reviewing your work.

Sincerely,

Raymond Prucher
Editor, whimperbang

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

A is For Playwriting Contest 2022-2023

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Deadline:January 31, 2023 11:59PM EST

At this moment, A is For Action.

Since our founding, A is For has built a beautiful and powerful community of artists and supporters. We create and amplify stigma-busting art and raise money for abortion access. In defiance and with newfound clarity of purpose, we will continue that work.

To that end, we are now accepting submissions for our 2022-23 play contest.

Why a playwriting contest?

It’s not just abortion that is stigmatized in our culture, but the entire lived experiences of people who seek to fulfill their promise as autonomous human beings, realize their own dreams, raise their families in safety and peace, pursue their ambitions, and maintain control over their physical and reproductive lives.

The subject of reproductive justice is one too often simplified by our current dialogues. And too often the voices and perspectives of the people most affected by restrictions, legislative prohibitions, and cultural prejudices are excluded from our artistic institutions.

A is For seeks to change that. We believe that theatre is a powerful platform through which to share stories, debunk myths, and create lasting change. We believe that theatre can transform. We want to challenge the abstract, politicized, and stigmatized ways people think about abortion and reproductive justice. We want to amplify voices which can reframe the conversation. We want to support and promote artists who can dispel myths and misconceptions. We want to hear the stories you want to tell. 

[Check out last year’s festival here]

In that spirit, the stories we hope to bring to the fore will be diverse in perspective as well as imagination. These plays may be personal and realistic, or they may be allegorical. They may be fantastic, sprung from dreams, or they may be grounded in naturalism. From the surrealist, to the literal. From magical realism, to documentarian. Whatever form or shape they may take, we hope to receive a wide range of works from all over the country, reflecting the great variety of experiences that reproductive justice demands we all recognize.

In highlighting these stories, we’re broadening the emotional vocabulary of the American audience, and opening up our theaters to a fuller and more honest exploration of the human experience.
Dates

Submissions will be accepted through January 31, 2023 11:59PM EST.

Winners will be announced May 2023.

All three plays will be presented as staged readings at our 2023 play festival, exact dates and location tbd.
Criteria

Submit one-act plays about reproductive justice, including (but not limited to) the topic of abortion.

You may not edit your entry after submitting.

You may submit as many plays as you wish.

Plays must be no longer than 60 minutes (typically about 60 pages, double-spaced.) Plays longer than 60 minutes will automatically be disqualified.

Plays do not have to be as long as 60 minutes. They can be shorter. They can be as short as a single page if you feel that’s sufficient to tell your story.

Please submit your plays (PDF only) on Award Force. Please do NOT email copies of your play directly to A is For.

Plays in languages other than English will be accepted as long as an accompanying English translation is also provided.

Plays should include a cover page that includes the name of the playwright, and all relevant contact information, including representation, if applicable.
Winners

A qualified Jury of accomplished theatre professionals and experts in reproductive justice will read and assess all entries.

Only the winner and runners up will be contacted directly by A is For once the jury has made its decisions.

Grand Prize will be awarded to one play which will receive $5,000.

The Second Place winner will be awarded $3,000, and the Third Place winner will be awarded $1,500.


All three plays will be presented as rehearsed readings during our festival.
Support

If you have any questions about the contest or the entry process, please email: contest@aisfor.org

Sunday, December 4, 2022

The Old Lady Project: Call for scripts

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Deadline: January 23, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

The Old Lady Project is an initiative to encourage the development of plays and musicals that feature significant roles for women over 50. Plays will be submitted to a national panel of directors and producers and two staged readings will occur in Evanston per year. A directory of works will be featured on the Old Lady Project webpage to facilitate connections between theatre companies, directors and producers.

Scripts of any length accepted. Scripts selected will be given a staged reading at our expense, author will waive rights fee for initial staging. Author retains all rights.   

Organization name: The City of Evanston Community Arts Program

Type of opportunity: Full production

Eligibility: Anyone!

For more information, call 847-448-8263 or email aallyn@cityofevanston.org

Saturday, December 3, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL COMPETITION

  NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition - Plays/Musicals - Total Prizes $7,500 - First Prize $3,500 - Full Lengths - One Acts - Shorts – Solos

NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition

WELCOME TO THE LARGEST AND ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 25TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HAVE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,200 PLAYS AND 300 MUSICALS  

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION

 

Submit now so your production can come to life in the heart of New York - our plays and musicals have been WOWING New Yorkers for over a decade!  

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

  

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition - Now accepting submissions only from writers and producers  who live within a 30 mile radius from Manhattan.

 

PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the season’s best production (either a play or a musical) 

There is no other festival that gives away this much money in prizes. Our winners are selected by the festival’s team of judges, unlike many festivals that are nothing but popularity contests where winners are determined by who brings in the largest audience. We believe that sometimes the simple productions with smaller budgets and smaller audiences turn out to be the best shows, and therefore go on to win 1st Place Prize.  At this festival, we love honest writing and sincere, heart-felt performances.

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION: $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT:  $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL: $500

BEST DIRECTOR: $500

2 BEST ACTORS: $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESSES: $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300

 

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WORK IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT. IF YOU SO CHOOSE, THE FESTIVAL WILL REACH OUT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE. FEEDBACK FROM AN AUDIENCE WILL INFORM YOUR WORK AND GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK FOR ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION 


Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical performed live on a stage in Manhattan, New York City!  

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres and all lengths (between 5-90 minutes long). The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 11 consecutive years of theater. Read below to find out why!

 

Why is the New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and

 original plays?  

Simple.  

We offer:

§  A quality venue.

75  seats . A stage with plenty of room for large scenes with many actors (30’x22’). Plenty of space backstage, lots of room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and lights, and plenty of storage space for your props/costumes.

 

§  Need furniture/set pieces? No problem.

There is no other festival that offers you 85 set pieces/furniture for free! Our set pieces are stored backstage for easy accessibility for any performance. Not only do we invite you to use our set pieces, we also offer free storage for all of your hand props and/or costume pieces for the duration of your run.  Transporting set pieces in Manhattan is a nightmare - you’d have to double park your truck outside of the theater for every performance, only to return to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s equally a hassle to lug all of your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway during your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space - and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/


§  Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights? Our lights can create a flush in a full range of deep colors, allowing you many different creative options to light your show.  You are also free to use our projector that projects 21×12′ on our backdrop.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use, even for those with little to no previous experience. You do not need to have training in tech to use them.

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music?  We have a solid upright piano you can use

 

§   We offer long techs.


We all know it’s very important to have ample rehearsal time for your tech.

For a Full-Length (60-90 minutes) we provide 4 hours for your tech. 

For a One-Act (30-45 minutes) we provide 2 hours, and for a Short (5-20 minutes) we provide you 1 hour.

Other places might offer little to no time for tech rehearsals, but we understand that you can’t get anything done in that time. We don’t want to risk your show looking worse than it could be just because you never got to run the show with lights. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident with your show before you open. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time (After all, time is money!)

§  What’s more important than advertising your show?


Many theater festival’s websites do not advertise your show. Those that do only do so with vague descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our web pages where we list previous productions and you will immediately see the difference - Large posters and detailed information!

We create a page for your show, with a link that you can share with confidence to family, friends, colleagues, and community. 

Furthermore, cast and crew from all other productions in a season are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!

Check out our posts: 

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 


§  Prime performance hours

We give you ideal prime time slots with a variety of times, allowing all audience members to find a performance they can attend; we also include 30 minutes of time to set up before each show.

§  No seasonal volunteers

One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances.  You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success.  Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team.  You will never have to wait days for a response.  Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

§  Award ceremony

At the end of the festival, we host an unforgettable awards ceremony to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues - similar to the Oscars!

Thursday, December 1, 2022

11th Annual Columbus Black Theater Festival 2023

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Deadline: February 28, 2023

It's time to start thinking about what play you are going to submit to the 11th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival held every July in Ohio! With so many pressing issues that are hindering the ability for some people to make decisions that best fit their life, our Founder/Artistic Director, Julie Whitney Scott once again asked, in prayer for the theme for 2023.

In 2021 the theme was "Say Something, It Might Change Something." In 2022 the theme was "Speaking Truth that Heals" so it is fitting that we follow up with the theme for 2023 to be

"The Right to Choose."

We will be looking for short one act plays that address the rights of people to choose: Who they love. Where they live. What they do with their bodies. To live or die with dignity. To be single or married. To be male or female or both. And any other "right" that you as the playwright feels fits our theme and is questioned by others who feel they have the "right" to judge you.

BUT remember. It must be a story that is a story and not a lecture to push your views on others. It must be about everyday people and their everyday lives and how they choose to live it.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Caribbean Writer seeks work for its 2022 theme: Carrying: Reflection, Recognition and Repair

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Deadline: December 31, 2022

Submit Word files at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission/

The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 37 under the 2022 theme: Carrying: Reflection, Recognition and Repair. Through the lens of life defining experiences we gain critical insights. We are their agents, so we dutifully, gratefully or unwillingly carry them. 

Submissions exploring this theme in its widest permutations are invited.

Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. 

The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. 

Prospective authors should submit all creative works: drama, fiction and poetry manuscripts, through the online portal ONLY at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission. Submit Word files only (no PDFs) . Note that TCW no longer accepts hardcopy submissions.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Individuals may submit poems (3 maximum), short stories (2 maximum) and personal essays (2 maximum) on general topics as well as on the theme. 

The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The term “previously published” covers print and electronic publication —including on social media platforms, and self-published items. 

The Caribbean Writer does not accept simultaneous submissions (items being considered for publication elsewhere). The prospective author should provide contact information including mailing address, phone number, any professional affiliations, brief biographical information (no more than 100 words and such as appears under the “Contributors” section of the journal). In the event that the author’s contact information changes, all updates should be made by the author by logging into the online account.

Before submitting, submitter should carefully edit and proofread the manuscript, adhering to publication-ready details, as well as standards of proofreading such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting and consistent language, along with the elimination of typographical errors, and with focus on the overall quality of the work.

The Caribbean Writer is a refereed journal. There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal. All submissions undergo an initial blind review by the editor. Creative works, such as fiction, poetry and drama, after editorial review, are advanced by the editor to the double-blind peer review process. In this process, both the reviewers’ and authors’ identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa throughout the review process.

Artists interested in having their artwork considered for use by TCW should submit electronic files in vertical format as PNG or JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. The journal also accepts black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.). The journal does not accept graphic poetry or narratives.

SUBMISSION WINDOW

Submissions are accepted from January 10 to December 31 each year and are considered for the journal that will be published the following year. (In other words, volume 37 will be published in 2023 and entries submitted between January 10 and December 31 of 2022 will be considered for volume 37. The deadline for submissions each year is December 31. 


Literary Prizes

All submissions are eligible for the following prizes:
  • The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize of $400 awarded to a writer for best short fiction. Donated by the St. Croix Avis Newspaper
  • The Daily News Prize of $500 awarded to a resident of the US Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands.
  • The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize of $500 awarded to a new or emerging writer. Donated by Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as the editor of The Caribbean Writer from 2003 – 2008.
  • The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize of $500 awarded to a Caribbean author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. Donated by former Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. in honor of Cecile de Jongh’s abiding commitment to literacy in the territory, especially among the young people of the Virgin Islands..
  • The Vincent Cooper Literary Prize of $300 awarded to a Caribbean author for exemplary writing in Caribbean Nation Language (Kamau Brathwaite). Donated by Professor Vincent Cooper, PhD.
For more information, contact The Caribbean Writer at thecaribbeanwriter@uvi.edu

Sunday, November 27, 2022

Sundog Theatre seeks plays set on the Staten Island Ferry

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Deadline: December 16, 2022

New and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.

10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry (Note: not performed on the Ferry).

Set in a contemporary time period. Strong priority will be given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited and easily accessible props/costumes, and no special sound or lighting.

Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.


IMPORTANT NOTE

We have weathered a lot the last few years, so this year's theme is Comedy. There can be serious moments peppered throughout, but we want to laugh. It can be dry, dark, or light comedy, satire -- whatever works in your play.

5 – 6 plays will be chosen by a reading team. Each writer will receive $200 and be produced in five March 2023 performances in Staten Island, NYC.

Please send two hard copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and all contact information) and the name of the play on each page to Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2023”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, a 70-word bio and also full resume of the writer.

Should be postmarked from now until December 16, 2022.

Do not submit plays electronically. Reasons: hard copies are easier to pass around/make notes on; protects your work; can’t get lost in email chains; and....easier on reading eyes.

Questions: info@sundogtheatre.org / Susan Fenley, Producer; Directors TBA. Actor auditions in February.

Friday, November 25, 2022

The International Radio Playwriting Competition 2023

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Deadline: February 12, 2023

Writers from around the world are invited to submit their scripts for the 28th International Radio Playwriting Competition, which is now open for entries.

The global competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, offers the unique opportunity for writers from outside the UK to use the medium of audio drama to tell stories for an international audience.

We are looking for entries in two categories: English as a First Language and English as a Second Language. The two first prizes can come from either category.

Both winners will attend an award ceremony in London and see their plays being recorded for broadcast and streaming on BBC World Service. A Special Commendation will be made for the runner-up in honour of the BBC World Service journalist and writer Georgi Markov (1929-1978).

Please read the competition rules and our privacy notice before entering.

Submit your entry online - or download an entry form to enter via post or email.

Entries close at midnight GMT on 12 February 2023.

To enter, you’ll need to complete the form below, and supply us with:

· The script for your 53-minute radio play with up to six central characters.

· A written synopsis outlining the complete story of your play. This should be no more than 400 words.

· A completed entry form (see below).

Please note:

· The competition closes for entries at midnight GMT on 12 February 2023 and is only open to writers outside of the UK. Entrants must also be over the age of 18 as of 12 February 2023.

· We will be unable to enter into any correspondence, except with shortlisted entries, and we are also unable to acknowledge receipt of scripts.

· Please do not send us amendments or further drafts once your play has been submitted.

· Please do not send cassettes, CDs, DVDs, mp3s, videos or sheet music with your play – it is not necessary at the entry level and they cannot be returned to you.

· Please read the Terms and Conditions and abide by them. If a play is either too short or excessively long it may be disqualified.

HOW TO ENTER
Complete the entry form and send it along with your play and synopsis either:

· BY POST TO:

International Playwriting Competition 2023
BBC Audio Drama London
Room 6015
Broadcasting House
Portland Place
London W1A 1AA
United Kingdom


· OR EMAIL TO:
radioplay@bbc.co.uk

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival 2023

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Deadline: December 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

Blackboard Plays and Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) partner to uplift the experiences of Black Parenthood. The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival was established to tell stories from and about Black artists with families.

MISSION STATEMENT

Since 2008, Blackboard Plays has been devoted to Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Blackboard Reading Series was incubated at Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea's Manhattan as a resident series for 10 years before Blackboard made its home in The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild in 2018. Feature Readings and Community Nights are two ways that Blackboard supports the development of new work by Black Playwrights. Blackboard was founded by Garlia Cornelia Jones.

Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) is a national advocacy organization serving as a resource hub, community, and solutions generator for caregivers in the performing arts and media and the institutions who support them. PAAL created the first all-gender, all-discipline national PAAL Childcare Grants for individuals and institutions. PAAL has participated internationally in think tanks, on panels, and facilitated workshops on parenting in the arts at multiple gatherings, including the national TCG conferences, BroadwayCon, Actors Equity Association, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and the first national conversation on caregiving in the Latinx community at the Latinx Theatre Commons Annual Convening, Miami in Motion, in 2019. PAAL commits to anti-racist roots in structure, practice, policy, principle, and production, through Vertical 50/50, centering support on BIPOC artists, and gathering resources for active anti-racism in caregiver support.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

PAAL and Blackboard established #BMPFest to showcase the creative output of Black parent playwrights. They issued an open call in October 2020 for writers who identify as Black parents or caregivers to submit up to 10 pages of work that they would develop into a one-act.

SEEKING

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival (#BMPFest) is seeking new plays by Black Parent and caregiver playwrights for its upcoming theatre festival in the Fall of 2023.

#BMPFest is open to those that identify as Black parents and caregivers.

#BMPFest is seeking stories centering the Black parenting and caregiving experience.

This includes, but is not limited to stories from artists with family responsibilities.

PAAL and Blackboard are transgender and non-binary affirming spaces. All language referencing "mother," "parent," "dad," "caregiver," and their derivatives include and refer to any individual who identifies with them.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

December 1, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please submit up to 10 pages MAX of a play that you would develop into a One-Act (30 - 45 minutes.)

Six (6) Semi-Finalists will have a feature digital (zoom) reading as part of Blackboard Plays’ 2023 Season.

Four (4) Finalists will develop their One-Act centering on the Black parenting and caregiving experience to premiere digitally during the Fall of 2023.Once selected, we will ask our 10-semifinalists to submit a full script for review.

We will then select our 4 finalists.

Between the start of rehearsal and your selection as a finalist, you will have the opportunity to expand upon your work.

Diverse Gender representation will be prioritized in the review and selection process.

Each produced play will have digital production elements and an assigned director.

Although we ask for a sample of 10-pages, this is not a 10-minute play festival. 

Video Submissions will not be accepted.

LOCATION

The Final four (4) plays will be produced virtually.

Pending partner theatre preferences, we will consider a hybrid presentation.

Vaccination will be required for all participants of in-person productions

COMPENSATION

Each of the four (4) Finalists will be paid a stipend of $1,000. USD, as well as a $500. USD Caregiver Reimbursement Stipend per artist.

FAQ

Question: What if my play has already had a reading or what if it has been produced somewhere else. Can I still submit it?

While we encourage new work we also support the developmental process. If your piece is in development, has had a reading, or been produced at smaller theatres then send it along.

Question: I was one of the top four finalists for the 2022 season, can I submit for the 2023 season?

We ask that you wait a year before re-submitting if you were one of our finalists.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Short Play & Music Festival - LUV 2023

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Deadline: December 15, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Festival is produced by Be Bold! Productions at

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012 - 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),

5 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY:

Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

THEMES: "LUV" (Feb) "NYC" (June) “Boo!” (OC

All plays submitted must be centered on, or revolve around this theme.

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host provides Theatre, technicians, marketing and box office

2) If selected, there is a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required

Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL COMPETITION

 NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition - Plays/Musicals - Total Prizes $7,500 - First Prize $3,500 - Full Lengths - One Acts - Shorts – Solos

NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition

WELCOME TO THE LARGEST AND ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 25TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HAVE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,200 PLAYS AND 300 MUSICALS  

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION

 

Submit now so your production can come to life in the heart of New York - our plays and musicals have been WOWING New Yorkers for over a decade!  

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

  

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition - Now accepting submissions only from writers and producers  who live within a 30 mile radius from Manhattan.

 

PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the season’s best production (either a play or a musical) 

There is no other festival that gives away this much money in prizes. Our winners are selected by the festival’s team of judges, unlike many festivals that are nothing but popularity contests where winners are determined by who brings in the largest audience. We believe that sometimes the simple productions with smaller budgets and smaller audiences turn out to be the best shows, and therefore go on to win 1st Place Prize.  At this festival, we love honest writing and sincere, heart-felt performances.

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION: $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT:  $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL: $500

BEST DIRECTOR: $500

2 BEST ACTORS: $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESSES: $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300

 

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WORK IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT. IF YOU SO CHOOSE, THE FESTIVAL WILL REACH OUT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE. FEEDBACK FROM AN AUDIENCE WILL INFORM YOUR WORK AND GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK FOR ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION 


Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical performed live on a stage in Manhattan, New York City!  

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres and all lengths (between 5-90 minutes long). The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 11 consecutive years of theater. Read below to find out why!

 

Why is the New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and

 original plays?  

Simple.  

We offer:

§  A quality venue.

75  seats . A stage with plenty of room for large scenes with many actors (30’x22’). Plenty of space backstage, lots of room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and lights, and plenty of storage space for your props/costumes.

 

§  Need furniture/set pieces? No problem.

There is no other festival that offers you 85 set pieces/furniture for free! Our set pieces are stored backstage for easy accessibility for any performance. Not only do we invite you to use our set pieces, we also offer free storage for all of your hand props and/or costume pieces for the duration of your run.  Transporting set pieces in Manhattan is a nightmare - you’d have to double park your truck outside of the theater for every performance, only to return to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s equally a hassle to lug all of your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway during your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space - and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/


§  Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights? Our lights can create a flush in a full range of deep colors, allowing you many different creative options to light your show.  You are also free to use our projector that projects 21×12′ on our backdrop.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use, even for those with little to no previous experience. You do not need to have training in tech to use them.

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music?  We have a solid upright piano you can use

 

§   We offer long techs.


We all know it’s very important to have ample rehearsal time for your tech.

For a Full-Length (60-90 minutes) we provide 4 hours for your tech. 

For a One-Act (30-45 minutes) we provide 2 hours, and for a Short (5-20 minutes) we provide you 1 hour.

Other places might offer little to no time for tech rehearsals, but we understand that you can’t get anything done in that time. We don’t want to risk your show looking worse than it could be just because you never got to run the show with lights. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident with your show before you open. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time (After all, time is money!)

§  What’s more important than advertising your show?


Many theater festival’s websites do not advertise your show. Those that do only do so with vague descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our web pages where we list previous productions and you will immediately see the difference - Large posters and detailed information!

We create a page for your show, with a link that you can share with confidence to family, friends, colleagues, and community. 

Furthermore, cast and crew from all other productions in a season are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!

Check out our posts: 

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 


§  Prime performance hours

We give you ideal prime time slots with a variety of times, allowing all audience members to find a performance they can attend; we also include 30 minutes of time to set up before each show.

§  No seasonal volunteers

One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances.  You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success.  Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team.  You will never have to wait days for a response.  Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

§  Award ceremony

At the end of the festival, we host an unforgettable awards ceremony to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues - similar to the Oscars!

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Last Frontier Theater Conference

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Deadline: November 15, 2022

Up to 200 submissions will be accepted from new applicants; at that point, full-length submissions will only be open for Alaskans, past participants. New folks will still be able to submit plays 30 minutes and under. The final deadline for everyone is November 15, 2022.

Selected plays will be presented in the Play Lab in Valdez, Alaska, June 11-17. 

Participating authors selected for the Play Lab must be in Valdez for the reading. 

They are responsible for their own travel expenses and will be required to register for the Conference ($100).
  • Submission guidelines. 20-120 minutes in length.
  • Any genre except musicals.
  • Not published (i.e. still interested in feedback on the script).
  • Ten actors maximum (not roles).
  • One submission per author. 

If you have any questions, contact Coordinator Dawson Moore. To submit, click here.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

One-Act Submissions for CapitalQ Theatre Festival

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Deadline: November 28, 2022
or after 75 submissions

We are interested in plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. What we are looking for is an exciting story surrounding the queer experience that begs to be performed on stage. Our goal is to aid playwrights in presenting the story they are excited to tell on stage, with whatever resources they find valuable. We are especially interested in a myriad of stories about the LGBTQ+ experience and are hoping our festival’s representation accurately represents the diversity in our community.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION DETAILS:
- We are defining a one-act play as a play between 10 and 40 minutes long that takes place over one act.
- This festival is specifically for playwrights who identify as LGBTQ+. At this time, we are not accepting plays written by allies.

The application window will close on November 28th or after 75 submissions.

WISCONSIN-BASED PLAYWRIGHTS SUBMIT HERE

NON-WISCONSIN-BASED PLAYWRIGHTS SUBMIT HERE


Regular, Full-Length Submissions

StageQ's mission is to celebrate and advance theatre written by and about LGBTQ+ peoples. We accept show submissions all year round.

We normally announce our season in May of each year and planning for each season typically starts around August of the year prior.

For full length plays please email a synopsis and script to info@stageq.com

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