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Showing posts with label one-act plays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label one-act plays. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

THE HENLEY ROSE PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION FOR WOMEN 2019

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NOTE: this is a no-fee opportunity for members of the Dramatists Guild who submit a hard copy of their play via snail mail.

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted.

The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of future winners of the Henley Rose Award.

INFORMATION
Submissions are welcome from July 1st until August 31st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers.

The first 200 submissions to be received between July 1st until August 31st will be considered.

A small group of finalists will be announced in February of 2019. From that list, 3 winners will be selected and will be invited to attend the staged reading of their play, which will take place in Knoxville, TN in Summer of 2020.

The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of March 2020, and will receive the Henley Rose Award. In addition, submission fees will go toward creating a cash prize for the winners of the Henley Rose Award.

Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

GUIDELINES

 Submissions must be completed full-length or one-act plays. No one-acts, please.
 Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female playwright.
 Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged.
 Submissions are due by August 31st, 2019 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify.
 One script may be submitted per applicant.

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

Completed Registration (Click Here for Registration)
Script
Payment: $20 submission fee. Submission fees will go to create a cash prize for the winner of the Henley Rose Award. ($20 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photo copy of your current membership card with your script for verification.)

All applicants may choose to submit scripts and/or payment via snail mail (checks made payable to Yellow Rose Productions):
Henley Rose Playwright Competition
1321 Raleigh Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917

All applicants may choose to submit materials via e-mail for an additional $8.00 printing fee.
E-mail submission materials may be sent to henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

At the completion of your registration form you will receive a an e-mail confirmation with additional  instructions.If you are choosing to submit electronically, please attach your script as a response to this email confirmation. If you are planning to submit via snail mail, please respond to the confirmation e-mail to let us know when your script is on its way.

If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please check your SPAM folder and make sure to add henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com to your contacts to be sure we are able to reach you!

Please note that your submission is not complete until all submission materials (application, script, and payment – if required) have been received. Submissions via snail mail must be postmarked no later than August 31st, 2019. Should the submission cap be reached before August 31st, 2019, the application will no longer accept new submissions and an announcement will be made. Any accidental payments made past the 250 script cap are fully refundable.

Feel free to contact us with any questions at henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thespian Production is seeking one-act plays

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Thespian Production is seeking one-act plays for its annual Limelight: Go Green play festival in NYC 2019.

Plays should be between 10-15 minutes in length and have no more than four characters.

Plays should appeal to children/families and be about environmental awareness. We are accepting submissions from any genre.

We love producing new and unpublished works but do accept works already produced. Multiple submissions are accepted.

Plays should have simple set requirements. Since we are a community theater, plays with too much vulgar language will not be accepted. Please include synopsis and contact information.

Plays will be accepted through July 25, 2019. 

Submit plays to thespianproductioninc@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

New Voices Call for Halloween Scripts

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The New Voices Series is looking for your original 20-40 minute Halloween scripts to fit a Halloween theme. Our call is open from July 7th to July 26th, 2019. It is free to submit and no pay is provided. We will select three shows to be performed on two nights in early October at The Little Theatre of Alexandria in Alexandria, Va.

THEME
We will select three shows of between 20-40 minutes that have a Halloween theme. This can be interpreted any way you want--murder mysteries, dramas, comedies, historical or modern--it's all up to you. It can take place at Halloween or it can have a creepy/macabre/supernatural element, or any other way you want to write it!  If you have any questions about whether your script might fit, email newtheatervoices@gmail.com.

LOCATION
Little Theater of Alexandria has a small 3-story historic building next to the theater which will be our performance space. Each of the three shows will perform on its own floor, and the audience will move between floors to get to the next performance. Please note, tech is VERY minimal in the space (essentially we can turn the light on and off, and that's about it) so shows with a great deal of sound or other technical needs will need to be altered to reflect this.

SCRIPT REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be original work, although it can have been performed in other places.
  • Must have a run time of between 20-40 minutes, no intermission. Scripts with run times outside of this will not be considered. The ideal show will run approximately 30 minutes.
  • Strong language and mature themes are very welcome, but we do not consider shows with nudity.
  • No musicals/scripts with music/movement pieces will be accepted at this time--no exceptions. Anything else is fair game.
  • Characters may be of any age, but shows that require child actors do not generally score well due to the difficulty in casting.


BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

  • Please do not submit a script previously submitted for New Voices.
  • We accept scripts from writers of any age. In the event that two scripts are of otherwise equal quality, we will give priority consideration to any writer under 40. You may choose not to identify if you are under or over 40, but will not be given the under-40 preference as a tie-breaker in that case.
  • Up to 3 scripts may be submitted per playwright.
  • 10 pages of the winning script will be posted online during the audition call in a google doc so that actors may familiarize themselves with the material. The author may select these pages or may ask New Voices to select for them.

THE PROCESS

  • Scripts must be submitted in blind PDF format by July 26, 2019. No late or incomplete entries will be considered.
  • All scripts will receive a notification if they are finalists or not shortly after the closing date. The top five scripts will move on to an in-person reading of the selection committee.
  • Three scripts will be selected. Winner(s) will be notified in late July/early August 2019.



The winning script(s) will be performed at the Little Theater of Alexandria in Alexandria, VA in early October, 2018. The winner agrees that no rights of any kind will be paid for this performance and that New Voices will bear the sole responsibility of selecting the director and any/all cast and crew. New Voices will also be responsible for paying all expenses for the mounting of this show. New Voices will not pay for the playwright to travel to DC, but will offer free tickets to the playwright if they choose to attend and/or guests they designate. The winner also agrees that no other theater in DC, MD or VA will be allowed to perform the play from the time of selection until October 31, 2019.

To submit a show, please go here: https://forms.gle/iAr17AaE4fA7SJzs8 

Any questions, please contact newtheatervoices@gmail.com.

ABOUT US
New Voices is a project of NextGenLTA, which represents those under 40 who act, tech, direct and enjoy theater at the Little Theater of Alexandria. New Voices puts on performances of new work twice a year with directors under 40. Playwrights and characters in scripts may be of any age.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Edgar Center for the Arts seeks one-acts & full-lengths

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Edgemar Center for the Arts is still currently seeking play submissions for our 2020 season. We are accepting any one act and full length plays.

We are also hosting a one act festival as well this year and next year.

Please send all materials, including synopsis, bio of author, full work, etc. to edgemarliterary@gmail.com.

You may submit as many works as you wish.

We will be producing selected work here in our theatre in Santa Monica, CA.

Our deadline is December 31st, 2019 for the 2020 season, but are always accepting submissions for the future seasons.

To learn more about Edgemar Center for the Arts please check out our website! http://www.edgemarcenter.org

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Gallery Players 23rd Annual Black Box New Play Festival

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The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 23rd Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in January 2020. Each play selected will be given a black box production at Gallery Players and will be performed in a festival format with non-equity actors. Playwrights must be available for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: POST MARKED BY July 31, 2019.

Submission guidelines:
• Plays must be un-produced (readings are ok); must be the play’s world premier
• Length may be from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. No monologues. No period
costume pieces.
• You may submit as many plays as you wish.
• Pages must be numbered
• A cover page with Title of the play and playwrights contact information is
required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown
• Submit a copy of your resume
• Playwrights cannot direct their own work
• Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

The Gallery Players
Black Box New Play Festival
199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215.

We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the Festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received by us, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.
We do not accept email submissions.
We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to
protect the copyright.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rabbit Punch Festival seeking short productions

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Rabbit Punch is a festival of short theatre pieces presented by Poison Apple Initiative at Franky Bradley's in Philadelphia November 14th/15th at 8pm.

We're looking for dark/ funny/ scary/ sad/ infuriated/ playful/ weird/ tricky work. Imagine a dance party in a warehouse where everyone is dancing when the floor collapses. Think about WIle E. Coyote (audience) and how he's running along chasing the RoadRunner (play) and then the Roadrunner takes a sharp turn and Wile E. doesn't notice he's run off the cliff until he looks down. That's the kinda stuff we want.

*Submissions close August 1st at 11.59pm. All applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 15th, and accepted applicants will be sent a contract and detailed tech specs of the space.

*Pieces should be between 10-20 minutes in length with minimal set requirements.

*While not all artists involved in the project must be Philadelphia-based, there should be at least one team member who is. For instance: NYC playwrights with ties to a director or actors in Philly are encouraged to apply.

*Queer, trans, and PoC artists are specifically encouraged to apply.

*A mandatory tech rehearsal will be held November 13th between 3pm and 7pm. Each project will be given between 30 and 45 minutes of tech time depending on need.

*Selected pieces will be presented on both evenings of the festival.

*Participating artists are responsible for all aspects of production including casting, procurement of set pieces/ costumes/ props, and set-up/ tear-down of the piece during production. The festival provides access to a fixed light set-up, sound system, tech director/ board operator, and stage manager.

*Projects with 1-2 artists will be given $100, and projects with 3+ artists will be given $200. Production stipends will be sent via Venmo/ PayPal on November 1st to help defray the cost of production. There is no additional stipend available for travel from NYC.

Submission form can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/rabbitpunchfest
On FaceBook: fb.me/poisonappleinitiative

Please feel free to contact poisonappleinitiative@gmail.com with questions.
We look forward to reading your work.

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Theatre Three 23rd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted. 
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 10
  • Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.) 
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2019.

Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 400 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 120 world premieres by 84 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for nine performances in April 2020 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, articles, and reviews as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Plays should be submitted to
THE 23rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS,
Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE,
PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Final selection of plays will be in late 2019.

Monday, July 8, 2019

KNOW Theatre Playwrights and Artists 2019 Festival

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It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2019 Playwrights and Artists Festival. We, as always, extend first look to those who have submitted to our festival in years previous.

Last season we introduced 3 prizes to our festival. We will be continuing that new tradition this season!
$300 for Best of Festival.
$200 for Artistic Merit.
$100 for Audience Favorite.

The artwork will follow a refresher on the rules.
1. The play must be inspired by one of the works of art below.
2. The play must be written between the dates June 1, and July 31, 2019.
3. The play length needs to be between 15 - 20 minutes
4. Cast size maximum, 5 characters. Set should be implied.
5. Plays submitted MUST be a complete play and must include a beginning, middle and an end and contain a conflict. Our judges will be adhering to strict parameters during the adjudication process.
6. Playwrights may only submit one play for the festival.
7. The playwright would need to attend at least one of the two weekend performances (which take place in November). In person is preferred but we have in the past skyped with playwrights. As our festival is starting to reach a greater number people in wider locations we feel that we must take this into consideration. We always hope our playwrights can attend in person and feel the energy and excitement of having their work performed onstage for the first time but we understand that sometimes this is not logistically possible.
8. Plays must be submitted by midnight of July 31, 2019. This submission must include 2 copies of your play, one “blind” version without name but including which artwork you were inspired by and one with a full title page. They must be submitted to binghamtoncitystage@gmail.com. Please use the title of your work in the file name and whether it is the blind or named copy. This makes it easier on the person coordinating the files and sending them on to the adjudicators. We receive many plays and don’t want anything to get lost in the mix.

There are no exceptions to these rules. We love the idea of fresh work based on the inspiration of our chosen art. We choose our artworks carefully and we love to see where it takes our playwrights. Each piece of art has infinite possibilities of inspiration. We wish all good luck writing and can't wait to see the results.

And now here are this year’s artworks.

“Folded” by Audrey Higginsow




"Traces - Mudroom" by JW Johnston




“Someday My Prints Will Come” – Tom Haines

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative 2020


Fourth annual Women Playwrights Initiative: PASSION POWER PROSE 2020.
Our mission is to Inspire, Empower, Validate, and Celebrate women playwrights.
Please read the submission policy carefully
Starting June 15, 2019 women playwrights are invited to submit one-act plays written solely by women. Scripts must be in standard Samuel French playwriting format: 12 point font, character name centered, 1” margin all around. Email scripts to Laura Copland laurac@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

We are specifically looking for TWO ten-fifteen minute plays, and TWO longer plays up to one hour—approximately 50 pages. Plays running longer than one hour will not be considered. Each play will have one staged reading on either Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening on February 22, 2020.
No one-person plays or musicals will be accepted.

Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. Scripts will not be returned.

Submissions are limited to the first 150 scripts received. No play will be accepted before June 15.

These are blind submissions. The title page must include ONLY the name of the play, the characters, and the setting. DO NOT include a synopsis. A separate file is required with the playwright’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and the name of the submitted play. Please also include a resume as a separate file and NOT included in the PDF file of the play.

The call is open from June 15 to August 15, 2019 OR until we receive 150 plays

Playwrights will be notified if their play was received after receipt of 150 plays or the deadline and thus, not considered.

Submissions will be acknowledged by email. Playwrights will be notified in the fall of 2019 by email if their play is selected. Playwrights whose plays were not selected will also be notified.
All ethnicities and all ages are strongly encouraged to apply.

The four selected playwrights will be invited to stay for the week of workshopping beginning the arrival day, Sunday, February 16, 2020 through to the staged readings on Saturday February 22, (performance inclement weather date and/or departure day on Sunday, February 23, 2020.)

The WPI is a workshop and playwrights are encouraged and should be prepared to work on their play, including rewrites, as needed.

Stipend: PLAYWRIGHTS: $500, plus travel from your nearest airport or train station to Ivoryton, CT on Sunday, February 16, 2020 and from Ivoryton on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Housing is provided.

DIRECTORS: The WPI also seeks resumes from women directors. Stipend: $300 and housing is provided, if needed. All ethnicities and ages strongly encouraged to apply.

READERS: We also seek resumes from male and female readers to evaluate the plays and to email feedback on a form provided. All readers will receive free admission to the staged readings. All ethnicities and ages are strongly encouraged to apply.
To download a pdf copy of these instructions, please follow this link:  WPI 2020 CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Play submissions, and Director and Reader resumes should be emailed to Laura Copland, Director of Play Development, and Founder and Director of the WPI at the Ivoryton Playhouse, laurac@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Wordsmyth is now accepting play submissions for the 2020 New Play Reading Series

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Wordsmyth Theater (Houston TX) is now accepting one-act or two-act play submissions for our New Play Reading Series for 2020. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a bilingual play — any language. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play. We do expect the playwright to be in attendance for the reading.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:
1. Play must not have been produced.
2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
3. Submission must be received on or before midnight July 2, 2019.
4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes.
5. Submission must be in .pdf format.
6. There should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Playwright info should be in a separate file that accompanies the script.
7. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
8. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.

To submit, please fill out the form below and upload your play.

Although we strive to notify everyone who has submitted a script to us, it doesn’t always happen.  If you do not hear from us before January 1, 2020, you may assume your script was not accepted, and please accept our apologies for not notifying you.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Southeast Texas Festival of New Plays

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Beaumont Community Players (BCP) is announcing a festival of new works set for its inaugural presentation in August. The Southeast Texas Festival of New Plays is slated for the week of August 12th through August 18th and will feature staged readings of four previously unpublished plays. Other activities of the festival week will include a Thursday night panel discussion with the authors and other industry professionals and talkbacks with the audience after each reading. Cost for the Festival is $15 for the week or $5 per reading and BCP subscribers’ are admitted to all events free of charge.

Submissions are now being accepted for full-length or one act (non-musical) plays and the four participants will be chosen July 1st. Each play will receive a weeks’ worth of rehearsal with a director, dramaturg and a company of BCP actors culminating in a staged reading of the play over the closing weekend of the festival. Authors are encouraged to attend the week’s rehearsals and a small stipend will be paid to each chosen playwright.

Previously un-produced original plays can be submitted electronically to: John@beaumontcommunityplayers.com

Or sent by mail to the theatre; 4155 Laurel, Beaumont, Texas 77707

John Manfredi BCP Executive Director talked about the new programming.

“We are committed to developing new talent here at BCP; actors, singers, designers, directors and now playwrights. Theatre is only as good as the stories we have to tell and developing new voices is essential to the continued health of theatre as an art form. This new festival not only helps develop the authors’ skill but continues the growth of BCP by giving more opportunities for actors and directors to be involved here. Actors with little or no experience can gain confidence in this supportive format of collaboration and directing a staged reading is great training for directing on one of our stages.”

For more information about the Festival and BCP call 409-833-4664

Beaumont Community Players is a Texas 501 c 3 nonprofit corporation located at the Betty Greenberg Center for Performing Arts. 4155 Laurel Ave, Beaumont, TX 77707

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Summer Shorts

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Seeking fully produced,  (cast, directed and ready to be performed by August 14, 2019 )
10 -25 minute 1 act plays  for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's SUMMER SHORTS
August 14 - August 18, 2019

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. NYC

Each 10-25 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal,  a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of THREE performances!

To submit your 10-25 minute (fully produced) play production please email:

The complete script of the play as a .pdf,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements,
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by Monday July 22, 2019.

Please put “SUMMER SHORTS” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a day or so, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before Monday July 22, 2019, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $85 participation fee.
For more information, log on to manhattanrep.com

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Silverthorne’s Short & Sweet Festival of New (tiny) Plays

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Silverthorne‘s Short & Sweet Festival of New (tiny) Plays will be held in spring 2020.

STC invites submissions of original, unpublished works for the stage, in any style, with:
  • No more than 20 minutes’ playing time
  • No more than four actors (reasonable doubling okay)
  • Simple production values

Scripts selected for the Festival will be given full, low-tech productions.  We will pay a small royalty.  This is not a workshop opportunity.  Submissions must be finished scripts, not works-in-progress.

Submission protocol:
  • Electronically, in PDF format.
  • The filename should be the title of the play (or a reasonable abbreviation).
  • Include a title page and character descriptions.
  • Number the pages.
  • Submissions that do not meet these and the criteria above will not be considered.

Playwrights are welcome to submit more than one script to the Festival, as long as they meet the guidelines.

Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2019   

Please note that due to the overwhelming number of entrants for the 2020 Short and Sweet Festival of New (tiny) Plays, we will be closing submissions on July 1, 2019 (not August 1, 2019, as previously announced).
Send pdf files to Rebecca Daniels, STC Literary Manager: stcliterarymanager@gmail.com

Saturday, June 1, 2019

BoxFest Detroit 2019

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BoxFest Detroit is an annual theatre festival for female identifying directors!

We are looking for 5 – 55-minute submissions for our August 2019 festival. We will only accept three (3) submissions per playwright.

Please submit all plays by June 3rd. 

Submit plays to http://boxfestdetroit.com/playwrights/

Because all artists participate on a volunteer basis, we are unable (at this time) to compensate playwrights if their submission is chosen for the festival. If you have any questions or concerns please contact kelly@boxfestdetroit.com"

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Gadfly Theatre 2019 FINAL FRONTIER FESTIVAL: IN A WORLD

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CALL FOR SCRIPTS SUBMISSIONS FOR 2019 FINAL FRONTIER FESTIVAL: IN A WORLD

Gadfly Theatre Productions (Minneapolis MN) is currently accepting one-act script submissions for our annual queer & geeky one-act festival aptly named “The Final Frontier Festival”. This year’s theme is “In A World” and we’re looking for scripts where queer & marginalized people create entirely new worlds. The setting can be dystopian, sci-fi, fantasy or anything else you can dream up. Plays can take place after humanity has destroyed this world, at the dawn of time, or on an entirely different planet in an entirely alternate timeline.

All scripts are due June 4th, 2019 at noon.

Gadfly Theatre Productions is a queer, feminist theatre company devoted to breaking binaries, fighting racism, and making art as accessible as possible while still paying artists. The Final Frontier Festival is a passion project of our two non-binary artistic directors who wanted to highlight the conversations about social justice happening within geek spaces and put some creative output from those conversations on stage. This festival will close Gadfly’s 9th season and will be the festival’s 5th anniversary.

All pieces accepted into Final Frontier Festival: In A World should be between 25-45 minutes, be easy and cheap to produce for people who are creative, and feature no more than 7 actors. All shows that do not fit in that time frame or feature more than 7 actors will be automatically disqualified no matter how good they otherwise are.

We are most interested in queer playwrights especially those who are femme of center and/or non-binary, BIPOC, immigrants, and/or disabled. No plays that are not by or for queer people will be considered. 

Please e-mail your script submissions to gadflytheatre@gmail.com with the plays title and your name in the subject line and a brief synopsis in the body. ALL plays that fit the years’ theme and our queer mission will be considered regardless of experience. All scripts selected will play three times over the course of two weeks and receive performance rights paid per performance.

Super exciting news time! For the first time ever, Gadfly is ALSO accepting proposals for devised works, works-in-progress, and improvised pieces as part of their submission process for The Final Frontier Festival. Shows still must fit the time frame, theme, character, and mission constraints outlined above. To submit, send a .docx or PDF outlining the project you hope to create for this festival along with an e-mail featuring some biographical info about yourself and your devising or improv team’s history together (even if that’s “none”) to gadflytheatre@gmail.com. All selected projects from this category will receive a total show budget for the project leader to assign as they see fit including performer pay and their own stipends. Each show will be given three performances over two weeks. Due to budget constraints, devising or improv teams must be based in the Twin Cities or the surrounding suburbs (Minnesota).    

Gadfly Has An Open Submission Policy

Attention Playwrights:
You can submit scripts to Gadfly at any time for consideration in future seasons. Right now we are only interested in stories BY trans and non-binary people, queer POC, and queer female playwrights. We can not respond with a "no, sorry" to every play, and we do not provide feedback on scripts. We do read everything that fits the guidelines below. If we want to produce your work, we will reach out in plenty of time to get rights and other contract details squared away.

Plays must:​

  • Be both queer and feminist in nature and content
  • Be full lenth (60 minutes or longer) plays. No one-acts or ten minute plays will be considered for mainstage work
  • Feature less than EIGHT actors (big casts with double-casting is fine) and have as few set/dress/tech requirements as possible
  • Be submitted in .pdf format to gadflytheatre@gmail.com Please include the title of the play in the subject line and a brief synopsis of the play in the body of the email

Saturday, May 25, 2019

2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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2019 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting entries.

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

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • The script should be your original work/story. Adaptations of another author’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, or Othello will lead to disqualification.
  • Please keep the script “family friendly” as determined by meeting the following conventions:
1) Avoid incorporating swearing, which for this context includes “damn,” “hell,” “God” etc. This will lead to automatic disqualification regardless of context. 
2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context. Romantic affection is fine. Details about intimacy are not. 
3) Avoid graphic depictions of killing or torture. It is understood that people can get bumped off for dramatic capital if needed (which is not to say it is necessary to do so) but if you do please avoid disturbing intimate details.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven. Having something happen is far more engaging than having characters talk about it.
  • Please make sure it is free of visual stage directions such as “Shonna blows him a kiss. He nods knowingly as Tyler silently walks off stage” or stage play set design details.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes.
  • Entry deadline May 28th 2019.

Winners will be announced on June 21st 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Total Theatre Company NYC seeks one-act plays

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TTCONYC is accepting submissions from emerging playwrights in the NYC area for a series of readings beginning in August 2019. We are looking for new work and encourage any and all themes or subject matter.

The submission process is FREE.

If your work is accepted to move forward, there will be a $100 non-refundable fee to participate.

Requirements:

The play or plays must be 10 - 30 minutes long. You can submit as many short plays as you wish in a single e mail, PDF format.

You may submit the first TEN PAGES of your work to the e mail address: ttconyc@gmail.com and someone will respond. Submissions are due by May 30, 2019. If we wish to see more of your work, we will contact you with further instruction. Selected plays will be presented in staged reading format.

Please include a brief synopsis of the work, as well as bio information and a web site if available about the playwright.

DEADLINE May 30, 2019. 


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Elemental Women Productions seeks scripts

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Instagram: @elementalwomenproductions

Deadline: June 1st 2019

  • Submit via email: elementalwomenproductions@gmail.com
  • Format preferred: PDF
  • Length of play: 45 minutes-1 hour 15 minutes
  • Type of opportunity: plays will first be chosen as readings and then moved to full production dependent on audience response.
  • Restrictions: Female/female identifying playwrights preferred
  • Other info: The playwright may submit more than one play for consideration. Playwrights will be contacted by June 15th on the company's decision via email. There is no participation fee and playwright will not be self producing. 

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Benchmark Theatre 3rd Annual Fever Dream Festival

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Benchmark Theatre is currently accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Fever Dream Festival taking place in Denver, Colorado in October 2019. A celebration of science fiction, fantasy, horror and all genres in between, the Festival is a staged reading series of innovative plays with chimerical themes.

Submission Guidelines

Benchmark will be accepting submissions of short plays, one acts and full-length plays from across the United States that are in the spirit of the Festivals' themes. Submissions may be new or previously produced work and there is no fee to submit.

  • Only one submission per playwright, please 
  • Submissions should be sent electronically using the link below
  • Please send a FULL copy of your script in PDF or Word format with no playwright identifying information on the script (i.e., a blind copy)
  • The script should include a logline or brief synopsis and a character breakdown
  • Please note that we will accept scripts previously submitted to the Festival provided the play has undergone significant development and/or changes.

This call for submissions will remain open until May 31, 2019 
OR until we receive 250 submissions, whichever comes first.

Please note, too, that plays must be submitted in PDF or Word, with NO identifying information, and include a synopsis or they will be disqualified. And, unfortunately, we are unable to consider musicals at this time.

COLORADO playwrights, please use the following link to submit your script: https://form.jotform.com/80594360584160

From their web site:

As of Tuesday, April 23, we have reached the submission cap for national and international submissions to our 2019 Fever Dream Festival. 

ALL OTHER national and international playwrights, please use this link for submission:
https://form.jotform.com/80278452148157



Any additional questions? Please email info@benchmarktheatre.com

Monday, May 20, 2019

Theatre Three 23rd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted. 
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 10
  • Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.) 
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2019.

Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 400 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 120 world premieres by 84 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for nine performances in April 2020 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, articles, and reviews as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Plays should be submitted to
THE 23rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS,
Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director,
THEATRE THREE,
PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Final selection of plays will be in late 2019.

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