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Showing posts with label one-act plays. Show all posts
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Monday, September 14, 2020

Playwright Submissions for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2021” Now Open

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Deadline: December 31, 2020

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2021”
This is Sundog Theatre’s 19th annual presentation of new and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

THE GUIDELINES
  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.
  • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry (Note: not performed on the Ferry).
  • Set in 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, 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.
  • Humor, if appropriate, is appreciated.
IMPORTANT NOTE

This year’s theme is anything related to our current circumstances imposed by Covid-19. Again, humor is appreciated. Also note: write your play so that – if necessary – it can be rehearsed/performed online.


REMUNERATION

4 – 6 plays will be chosen, and writers will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five spring 2021 performances in Staten Island or online.

SUBMISSION
  • Please send two hard copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author and contacts) and the name of the play on each page to Sundog Theatre, “Scenes 2021”, 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 31, 2020.
  • Do not submit plays electronically.
  • Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org. Susan Fenley, Producer
  • NO SUBMISSION FEE

NOTIFICATION

Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2021.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Rise Against Fanaticism Through the Arts Scriptwriting Award

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Deadline: November 1, 2020
London, UK

Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain received several posthumous awards for his bravery against violent extremism on July 1st 2016 at the Holey Artisan Bakery in Dhaka. As a 20 year old Muslim man, he had the chance to leave the café, but he chose to remain behind with his friends.

How can we honour his memory without exposing ourselves to harm and persecution? How can we begin to tackle the rise of fanaticism around us?

With the theatre production, TERROR, in November 2019, Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers have launched a new scriptwriting competition, RAFTA (Rise Against Fanaticism Through the Arts).

We invite the submission of scripts that address fanaticism, extremism, and xenophobia across the spectrum – whether it be Islamism or white nationalism.

The script must be an original piece of work that promotes tolerance and understanding in imaginative ways.

The winner will be awarded £1,000 to develop the work with Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers to performance stage. 2 runner-up scripts will be selected for a reading with professional actors in London.


Deadline for script submissions is 1st November 2020.

Send submissions to both

Sohaya Visions sohayavisions@gmail.com

and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers mukul_tiger@yahoo.com with a short covering letter about yourself.
The script should be sent to both Sohaya Vision at sohayavisions@gmail.com and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers at mukul_tiger@yahoo.com by the stated deadline. It should come with a short covering letter on yourself, why you wrote the script, and why it is suitable for RAFTA.

The script must be an original piece of work and not submitted anywhere else for development or production.

Submissions must be by those aged over 18.

The script can be in any style on any historical or regional context so long as it addresses RAFTA aims to tackle extremism, intolerance and/or xenophobia. It must be a minimum length of 25 pages.

Winners who accept the award must agree to work with the production team and commit occasional days at mutually agreed times for script development. Rehearsals will be held at a venue in London.

All submitted scripts will be held in the strictest confidence and winners notified by email. The winner will be paid in two instalments after contracted to develop the work with Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices A Global Zoom Festival

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Deadline: September 20, 2020, 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Call for Submissions for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices A Global Zoom Festival

Same Boat Theater Collective is soliciting short plays and theatrical pieces for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices, a global Zoom festival of performances to further the cause of environmental justice. 

We are looking for theater pieces that raise the awareness of how specific environmental issues affect the lives and communities of the underrepresented and underprivileged among us. The festival intends to produce work that gives an opportunity for a diversity of voices to be heard, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underprivileged artists. Same Boat will cast and direct the zoom performances.

Submission

10-20 minute scripts, monologues and other theatrical works (movement, puppetry, etc.) that can be performed live on Zoom and give thoughtful, engaging responses to one (or more) of the following questions1. What does being _____________ [an African American woman, e.g.] have to do with the environment?

Urban wilderness.” How has human activity specifically affected the environmentwhere you live?

Is misinformation a pandemic?

Guidelines for Submission:
  • Scripts and monologues must be fully production ready and possible to be performed on Zoom.
  • Pieces must be 10 – 20 minutes in length 
  • Maximum three performers per piece. 
  • While we are looking for work that can be performed live, we will consider presenting video pieces in our livestream productions, such as movement and puppet pieces. For this category, please provide a fully produced video for us to consider.
  • The work must tell a story as opposed to solely creating an impression or mood. 
  • Only work that has not had a professional production will be considered. However, work that has had a reading or non-professional run will be considered.
  • If the work is a collaboration, please ensure the names of all participants appear on the manuscript.
  • At the front of the script, please include a cast breakdown with pertinent details about the characters.
  • Please fill out and submit the application form.

Performances:

There will be three Livestream Zoom performances, one each from: The San Francisco Bay Area, London, and New Delhi on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The festival will be aired at 5pm in each of the respective time zones. Each Livestream will consist of several plays running about 90 minuets. Each play will be performed once in one of the geographical areas of the company’s choice.
How to submit:
Please send submissions to SameBoatTheater@gmail.com by
11:59pm, Pacific Time, September 20, 2020.
Participant choices will be made on October 1, 2020.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Women's Theatre Festival Occupy the Stage 2020

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Deadline: September 15, 2020 11:59pm ET 

Women’s Theatre Festival will be accepting submissions for Occupy The Stage 2020, our annual staged reading marathon event. Occupy The Stage 2020 will commence from November 6-8 2020 on WTF’s YouTube channel and will consist of 48 hours worth of unproduced plays written by women+.

Submissions Criteria. In order to be considered for Occupy The Stage 2020 work must:
  • Be written by someone who identifies as a woman some or all of the time or who identifies as being of a marginalized gender*
  • Be considered new work (has not been professionally produced, has not received a world premiere, etc)
  • Be between 10-120 minutes in length
  • Be written such that 50% or more of the roles are for women+
WTF seeks submissions that represent a diverse range of women+ experiences. Further, we are committed to programming at least 50% of Occupy The Stage 2020 with the work of BIPOC women+ playwrights and to including multiple works by disabled playwrights, LGBTQ+ identifying playwrights, and to programming works by playwrights of all ages.

Selection Process. WTF’s Literary Manager, Laurel Ullman, and committee will read all submissions and make recommendations to Executive Artistic Director Johannah Maynard Edwards and the Occupy 2020 staff team for inclusion in the final line-up. Each playwright will be notified as to whether or not their submission was selected. Each selected playwright will receive a small royalty/honorarium. Selected plays will be paired with a director and cast by WTF. Directors will hold 3 rehearsals with their casts. Playwrights will be welcome to participate in the rehearsal process with the directors, but are not obligated to do so. Each play will receive 2 readings between 10:00am on Friday November 6 and 11:00pm on Sunday November 8, 2020.

Submissions will be accepted from 8:00am ET on September 1, 2020 until 11:59pm ET on September 15, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have questions, please check our Occupy 2020 FAQ and the form itself before submitting your question to info@womenstheatrefestival.com.

*WTF uses the term women+ to encompass a spectrum of gender experiences and identities. We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman some or all of the time, has identified as a woman at any time in the past, who identifies as non-binary, transgender, or any marginalized gender to submit.

Accessibility. WTF welcomes anyone with an access need to email us at info@womenstheatrefestival.com to arrange an accommodation or alternate format. If email is not an accessible form of communication for you, please reach out using the most accessible means of communication for you. We regret that we do not have a dedicated company phone line, but will schedule a phone call upon request. All Occupy 2020 staged readings will be captioned.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) 19th annual season seeks submissions

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Deadline: November 9, 2020

DUAF will accept 16 theatrical works (plays, musicals and solo works) that reflect urban life and with running times up to 70 minutes. Each work is performed only once during the festival.

There will be a $1,000 award in the categories of Best Play, Best Short and Audience. There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $500 monetary stipend as well as other supportive services to assist in developing the play for the stage.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
1. Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email
2. Photo of playwright
3. Synopsis of theatrical work
4. Complete script of theatrical work
5. Estimated running time of work
6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available
7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Monday, November 9, 2020. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Fresh Ink Call for Plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2020 12:00pm (noon) Central Time 



The Public Theater of San Antonio

• There is no submission fee
• Only the first 50 submissions will be considered
• Two scripts will be selected to each receive 4 performances at The Public Theater in June, 2021
• Winners will be announced April 1, 2021
• Playwrights of selected works will receive $300 or 7% of the ticket proceeds to performances of their work, whichever is greater
Submission Criteria

• We encourage entries by U.S. playwrights of any race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

• Musicals are not eligible at this time.

• Plays intended for young audiences are not eligible at this time.

• Submissions may have had readings but not have had a prior production.

• Submissions must be in standard format: 12-point font, standard font such as Times New Roman or Courier.

• Submissions must be written in English.

• Submissions must be "blind" with no playwright identification anywhere within the uploaded file.

Cast size is limited to 1 for the 2020-2021 Season (Please note the 1 cast member may play multiple roles.) 

• Anticipated run time must be no less than 50 minutes and no more than 120 minutes

• Professional submissions please. Edit for spelling, punctuation and grammar. Use standard play formatting. If in doubt please use Dramatist’s Guild guidelines, found at the following link 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Conch Shell Productions seeks short plays from Caribbean writers

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Deadline: September 11, 2020
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At Conch Shell Productions (CSP), our mission is to infuse new Caribbean-American and Caribbean Diaspora voices into the American theater. To do so, we create a space to develop, workshop and produce new plays.

We believe that art can and should provoke social change. Our productions create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures that have immigrated to other nations seeking new opportunities.

Conch Shell Productions is seeking new one-act plays written by American men and women of Caribbean descent, as well as writers of the Caribbean diaspora.

Eligible playwrights:
American men and women of Caribbean heritage; Caribbean diaspora writers.

Format:
Short plays (10-30 minutes) No excerpts.

Cast size:
Minimum:2 Maximum: 4

Genre:
Comedy (satire, farce, dark, parody, travesty, comedy of ideas, mockumentary, surreal).
We will also consider comedy cross-genres (comedy/Afrofuturism; comedy/drama; tragicomedy, comedy/science fiction, etc).

Format:
Scripts written/adapted for Zoom (please review our existing #bluelightseries recordings avail at www.facebook.com/conchshellprod to gain an understanding of the what Zoom format means.

Language:
English (we will consider scripts with some lines in other languages infused in the text, but they most be primarily English)

Choose one writing prompt:
  • Voting/Voters
  • American politics and the average individual
  • Honesty
  • News headlines - reality or fiction
  • Caribbean American & the right to vote
  • Group think
  • Political campaigns

Selected plays will be produced and presented live on Facebook and/or Youtube.

No pay.

One submission per playwright.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION SEPT 11, 2020

#BLUELIGHTSERIES is a co-production between Conch Shell Productions & HB Studio.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

MET ZOOM PLAY FESTIVAL

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Deadline: September 1, 2020 10PM

The plays must be written (or re-written) to work in the medium of Zoom. In other words, incorporating the online nature of the production is key. 

Extra credit for writing a play that feeds into a theme of "Club MET" (vacations, get-aways, beach longings, etc. and/or exploring the idea of Mesa Encore Theatre (MET), or community theatre in general, as a pathway to getting out of ones real life and into a fantasy/better world!).
The plays should be no longer than 20 minutes in running time but can be far shorter (think 10-12 pages). 

Because of the nature of how Zoom plays are presented, it would be difficult to use plays with more than 6 characters. 

Plays must be submitted to David Chorley at davidchorley@gmail.com no later than 10:00PM, Tuesday 9/1/20. 

Plays must be written with the confines of the pandemic in mind – it will be hard to choose a play that uses far-out props or settings that would be difficult to re-create in this environment. 

The extent of playwright involvement during the rehearsal process will be considered on an individual basis by the MET Artistic staff, the Director and the Playwright's preference.

Playwrights of all ages and levels of experience are encouraged to submit a play!

If you would like an extra challenge (a la the 24-hour theatre model) we can provide you with a cast of actors so you can create your play specific to them! We will get you the actor information no later than 8/28, which would give you only 4 days to write a Zoom play specifically for those actors. If this appeals to you please let David know at davidchorley@gmail.com asap and we can make these arrangements. This is, of course, optional.

*to involve as many people as possible, we will want separate writers and directors as opposed to having someone write and direct the same show.

** based on turn-out we may be able to do different plays on different nights, but the idea as of now is to organize a festival with the same shows performed live all three days. If we end up with more options, we may look to expand this.

*** there is no compensation being offered to playwrights, directors or actors for this project

New Works Virtual Festival seeks scripts

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Deadline: September 14, 2020

New Works Virtual Festival is an online fundraiser for the Actors Fund presenting 20 new works performed by all-star casts.

NWVF's lineup of 20 plays in 7 days will consist of non-musical pieces; both full length and one-act plays, screenplays, and television pilots. 

To submit a written work for consideration, email your attached script to nwvfsubmission@gmail.com by September 14th. 

The team is currently searching for writers of all backgrounds to add to the already hundreds of offerings in order to present a global, divergent collection of compositions to help support the entertainment industry's valued workers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Short Play & Musical Festival - BOO 2020

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Deadline: September 11, 2020 NYC



DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 15 through November 1, 2020

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.
THEME: “Boo!”
  • Scare us or force us to laugh till we die – horror plays and musicals including a great spoof
  • All plays submitted must be centered on and 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 $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required
  • Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 20 pages
  • Submissions open: August 7, 2020
  • Submissions close: September 10, 2020 by 11:00pm
  • Play selection announced soon thereafter...

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival - This is a sample of what you would receive IF your play is accepted - please DO NOT sign & send this sample.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Carlow Little Theatre Society One-Act Playwriting Competition

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Deadline: September 4, 2020
Carlow Ireland

With theatre activities affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, Carlow Little Theatre Society (CLTS), will be running a new one-act playwriting competition this Autumn to encourage the writing of new play material.

Three finalist plays will be selected from the entries, which will each receive a rehearsed, performed reading by actors from CLTS. An overall winner will then be selected, with a monetary prize of €300 for 1st place, €200 for 2nd place, and €100 for third place kindly sponsored by local marketing and call centre company, Maven TM.

The competition is open to all writers over 18 years old, both members and non-members, local and international. The play submitted must be in English and be an original work of the entrant that has not yet been published, nor performed on stage previously, nor received any awards previously.

The script length / duration of the play should not exceed 20 minutes.

Scripts are to be sent electronically to Carlow Little Theatre Society, by emailing them to carlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the subject header of ‘Playwriting Competition’, along with fully completed entry form attached to the email. Note that the entrant’s name should appear only on the entry form and not on the scripts.

Deadline: the deadline for entry is midnight of Friday, September 4th 2020.

No entry fee is required.

The 3 finalist plays selected for the performed readings will be announced on Monday September 31st 2020, with the entrants also contacted directly.

The 3 plays are planned to have their performed readings towards the end of October, though the date involved may be subject to change. Each play will be assigned a director and the performed readings will involve rehearsed readings of the plays in advance of the performance.

The overall outright winner of the competition is to be announced on Tuesday, November 17th 2020.

Playwrights are asked to read the guidelines below before submitting their play for consideration:
  • Each play should have a running time of up to 20 minutes. As a guide, use the format: 1 page equals approximately 1 minute of performance time.
  • Script formats are not strict and can take a variety of forms. However, it must be clearly formatted and the recommended format is 12pt, double-spaced, Times New Roman.
  • Plays should be sent as doc (Word) or PDF, via email only. We do not accept hard copy.
  • Each script should be numbered, with the title of the play at the top of each page.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear on the script.
  • All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The script should not have been published, performed previously or be scheduled for performance or have received any awards previously.
  • The play should not be an excerpt from a longer work.
  • We do not accept adaptations.
  • Closing date for entries is midnight, Friday September 4th 2020.
  • Entries are to be sent by email to carlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the Subject Header of ‘Playwriting Competition’.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by the fully completed entry form. The entry form can be downloaded directly from HERE.
  • Entry to the competition provides Carlow Little Theatre Society with permission and rights to perform all received plays.
  • Selected finalist writers are asked, but not required, to be available for communications with the director assigned to their play, either via electronic communication, phone or in person meetings.

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Abingdon Theatre Company Fall Festival of Short Plays

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Deadline: August 17, 2020
NYC

In this time for change, Abingdon Theatre Company is recommitting to creating opportunities for all voices to be heard. With this in mind, we are delighted to announce our Fall Festival of Short Plays! 

This will be a 2-week virtual festival shedding light on stories by people of color. 

We will be taking submissions later in the summer and our diverse panel of judges, theatre professionals who are BIPOC, will select 6 pieces created, and to be performed and directed by people of color.

BIPOC Playwrights:

To be considered to participate in our Virtual Festival of Short Plays please submit the following to Beatriz Cavalieri: bcavalieri@abingdontheatre.org

-A Short Play Max 60 Pgs. (60 mins long) Excerpt of a play also welcome. All genres are welcome.

-Headshot and Resume

-The 6 chosen plays will be invited to participate in the two-week Virtual Festival.

-The winner of the festival will receive a stipend to be used to support further exploration of their piece and will be invited to become an Artist in Residence at Abingdon Theatre Company. Abingdon will then also commit to producing the winning piece as part of our Around the Table free reading series. Through the outreach, online readings and finally the staged reading of the winning piece, we hope to engage around 1500 people of color and create a more diverse environment at Abingdon.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Spooky Action Theater New Works in Action

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Deadline: August 15, 2020 11:59 PM

New Works in Action (NWIA) aims to host a play development experience that is playwright-centered. All plays are read and evaluated by at least one Spooky Action staff member and an experienced reader. At various stages in your writing process, we can give you access to professional directors and actors to help you experience your play. We are here to serve you and your vision. You can read more about our past programming here.

New Submission Criteria for Round 13- Short Play Virtual Reading Series

Send us your most impossible short play. Do you have a brilliant idea for a play but you think can never be put onstage? We are looking to present digitally streamed readings of plays that still fit in the magic realism genre but include a certain epic or unbelievable element. Therefore, we are calling Round 13 “THE IMPOSSIBLE PLAY CYCLE.” We want short plays, ranging from 8 to 40 minutes (ideally between 5 and 35 pages). Selected plays will be rehearsed and presented on YouTube via Zoom in October. Additionally, due to the overwhelming popularity of our last round of submissions, we are only asking local DC/Baltimore area playwrights.

Submissions open July 1st and close August 15th at 11:59pm.

About Spooky Action Theater

Spooky Action’s programming fits within that ambiguous label of “magical realism”, and our definition expands to include stories from every race, culture, background, gender, orientation, and ability. We want plays that are mind-blowers. Reality twisters. We want plays that explore the primality of humanity, experience life in fresh ways, and reach beyond the conscious world. Styles and forms that break ordinary order and bend to a new paradigm of rules.
Please note: we do not typically look for sci-fi or horror scripts; instead, we are committed to scripts that live in the intersection of the cerebral and the soulful.

If you need additional accommodation, please contact
Casting Manager Bridget Grace Sheaff at bgsheaff@spookyaction.org

Please click the button below to submit your script. Thank you and good luck!
ROUND 13 SUBMISSIONS- CLICK HERE

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2020 Emerging Playwrights’ Contest

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Deadline: August 15, 2020
NYC

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company is honored to announce a call for original plays, for its 3rd Annual Dr. R. J. Rodriguez Emerging Playwrights’ Contest.

But this year (in keeping with the earth-shaking events we are living through), PCTC is waiving entry fees. 

In lieu of the $35 fee, please consider donating to PCTC’s goal of bringing food supplies to our community partner Nazareth Housing. You may do so at: www.playhousecreatures.org. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Nazareth Housing is a community-based nonprofit serving vulnerable families of the LES. For almost 40 years, NH has helped families and individuals unlock their potential, build pathways out of poverty, and avoid homelessness. Since 2011, PCTC has provided the NH community with FREE theatre camps (“Little Creatures Act Out”), for over 1200 LES youth

PCTC Producing Artistic Director, Joseph W. Rodriguez, stated, ”PCTC stands with our brothers and sisters of color in seeking justice and structural, societal, change. There is no justice, until there is justice for ALL.

“We, as artists, are privileged to pursue our passions and dreams. It is our responsibility to seek change and justice actively, through our art. In pursuit of that understanding and justice, we are asking playwrights to create and share work that is malleable, fluid, and that will be accessible to traditionally underserved communities. “Therefore, given the fact we can’t share the winner’s work in a traditional theatre space, we are asking writers to create plays that will initially be shared on-line, but (adhering to social distancing guidelines) can easily be performed live—especially to underserved audiences. We are asking playwrights to follow these guidelines:”

A 30 minute play (or less), with a cast of 4 (or fewer);

A play that may be performed via internet, phone, or live (we’d love to bring it to the community—at a safe distance—when we are able to);

And, most importantly, a play that deals with the un-dealt-with racial divide we have been suffering through since 1619; and, how the Covid-19 pandemic has served as a pressure cooker of a catalyst. They are distinct, but certainly not unrelated. Our streets are filled with righteous anger, frustration, and indignation. As artists, what is OUR response? What is the message of hope we can bring? What is the vehicle we can create to give voice to the voiceless?
Please open your hearts and share your stories, the world wants and needs to hear them.

Submit to: 2020PCTC@gmail.com by August 15th

The winner will receive a Zoom workshop production, and $100 will be donated to the Nazareth Housing Food Pantry in their name.

Again, there is no entry fee. Submissions are accepted FREE. Donations are accepted at: www.playhousecreatures.org.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Four Walls Theater call for scripts

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Deadline: August 7, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Here are a few things to avoid:

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

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

Monday, August 3, 2020

HERE WE GO FESTIVAL

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Deadline: August 15, 2020
NYC

HERE WE GO: A Site-Specific Production Company, LLC is seeking submissions for our Summer 2021 Site-Specific Bi-Annual festival

We are a New York City-based production company that seeks to work with emerging and early-career artists! If you feel that you and your work fit this description, please fill out the form provided below to submitfor our festival.

International submissions are accepted, although please keep in mind that if selected for the festival, you may have to travel to NYC.

Submissions are open from August 1st, 2020 through August 15th , 2020.

Submissions must adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Page Limit: Max 20 pages and 2 entries per writer
  • Submissions must have a resume attached or a paragraph explaining career history if a resume is not available
  • Please specify if the piece submitted has a director attached or if you will need to be paired up with one
  • We do not accept plays/pieces that have been produced in NYC before (the exception in the case of staged readings)
  • Script and resume must be submitted in PDF format
  • Video submissions are allowed
  • Run time of either submitted scripts and/or videos MUST be no longer than 20 - 25 minutes
Please note: No more than one piece per writer will be admitted to the festival.

Submissions Form: https://forms.gle/K9VTHjDMZQZLjVwo8

If you have any questions, please email herewegosubmissions@gmail.com.

Any submissions not submitted through this form, or submissions filed past the deadline will not be considered. We look forward to reading your pieces!

To learn more about the company, check out our website at herewegofestival.com or follow us on Instagram and Like us on Facebook @herewegofestival

Saturday, July 25, 2020

2020 Playwrights and Artists Festival


Deadline: September 6, 2020 Midnight
Binghamton, NY

It is that time of year again. We have chosen our artwork for the 2020 Playwrights and Artists Festival. We, as always, extend first look to those who have submitted to our festival in years previous.

We understand that times right now are vastly different for theatre productions. As of right now we are going ahead with this November’s festival. We will keep you updated via our website if any changes occur.

We will also be offering our prizes for these categories.
  • $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 24, and Sept 6, 2020.
  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 of 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 September 6, 2020. This submission must include 2 copies of your play in either word or PDF, 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 submit play in a fresh email, do not reply to this email. 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. 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.

 “Untitled” by Jasmine Khamphanthirath





Vietnam Women's Memorial – Frank Bocek







“U Drop Inn” – Greg Chianis




Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Courtship of Winds seeks short verse & one-act plays

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No deadline given



The Courtship of Winds publishes poetry, fiction, short dramatic pieces...

We are interested in short verse plays and one-act plays.

We accept submissions throughout the year. Please read the guidelines for the specific type of work you are submitting. Please do not submit work in a particular genre more than once in a six-month period.

Simultaneous submissions are fine, provided the author immediately withdraws any work accepted elsewhere. Courtship does not publish previously published work.

You should expect a response within six months. We regret that we cannot currently pay for accepted work.


Monday, July 20, 2020

Gay4Detroit Festival seeks one-act plays

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Deadline: July 31, 2020

The Ringwald Theatre is sounding a call for new, original one-act plays to be performed at their annual Gay4Detroit Festival (previously the GPS Festival) in September 2020. The Detroit-area’s only LGBTQ+ short play festival is striving to provide early-career writers the opportunity to see their work produced, giving them what is oft-needed exposure.

The plays submitted should have a performance time of 30 minutes or less and deal directly with issues or characters that are identified as LGBTQ+, or contain a queer sensibility. 

In addition, this year the scripts must exclusively be one- or two-person shows that deal specifically with the quarantine and/or the pandemic.
From those performed, an audience poll will be conducted to select one winning script, actor, actress, and director.
  • All submissions must be submitted electronically to: submissions@theringwald.com
  • The submitted script must be the script proposed for presentation, with no major alterations necessary.
  • Please provide an approximate running time and a one sentence synopsis in the body of the email.
  • Only one entry per playwright will be accepted.
  • Neither fax nor paper submissions will be accepted.
  • Submission materials will not be returned.
  • Previously submitted scripts will not be eligible.
  • The deadline for submissions is July 31, 2020.
  • The final line-up will be announced August 17, 2020.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Druid New Writing open for submissions

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Deadline: Friday 31st July 2020 12 noon
Galway Ireland

Scripts are only accepted via our online form which can be accessed on our website from Monday 22 June 2020.

This form allows you to upload your script, supply your contact information and provide us with some basic information. It is imperative that you read the guidelines below before considering submitting a script. You will be asked to confirm that your script adheres to all guidelines.

Please do not email scripts to Druid. Scripts will only be accepted via our online form.

GUIDELINES

Submit only one script per submission window. Once submitted a new draft cannot be resubmitted unless requested.

Submit original work only.

Submit only those plays that have not had a full professional or amateur production. In this light, plays emerging from student productions or from a reading/workshop will be accepted.

Writers whose work has previously been produced by amateur theatre companies are asked to submit only those plays that are not currently intended for a future production.

Druid is not in a position to accept historical / biographical plays. For example, the company is more likely to produce a contemporary, more traditionally-structured play that has a connection to Ireland than an experimental opera about a historical figure with no connection to Ireland.

Druid is not in a position to accept radio scripts, TV scripts or screenplays. Submitted plays must be written for the stage.

Druid is not in a position to accept short, musicals or plays for children. Plays should be fully completed and have a running time of at least 40 minutes.

Please ensure that you are familiar with Druid’s work before submitting your script. You are expected to submit your script to Druid only if you believe it would be of interest to the company.

The aim of the New Writing process in Druid is to find new writers and voices that can be nourished rather than a finished polished piece of work. Druid looks forward to collaborating, guiding and nurturing writers, building a relationship with those voices who will grace our stages for years to come.

FORMATTING GUIDELINES
  • Scripts should be typed on A4 with pages numbered
  • Please ensure you check the spelling in your script thoroughly
  • Font size should not be lower than 12pt
  • Stage directions must be in italics
  • Please save your file in PDF
Your name and contact details should not appear anywhere on the script. Failing to remove your name or contact details from a script will render it ineligible.

Due to the large volume of scripts received annually, Druid cannot provide detailed feedback on each script received.

Scripts will only be accepted via our online form between Monday 22 June 2020 and Friday 31st July 2020.

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