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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, November 24, 2020

Teatro LATEA seeks one-act stage scripts

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

107 Suffolk St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10002

Teatro LATEA is looking for one acts stage scripts by Afro-Latinx playwrights to produce a stage reading during the second week of January 2021 in honor of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

No fee to submit

The theater will produce the staged reading virtually.

To submit please email a PDF file to t.ronderos@inbox.teatrolatea.org

The playwright will be notified on January 1st 2021 if their play was selected.

New, never produced plays are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Invisible Girl Creative Solo-Performance New Works Contest

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Deadline: December 25, 2020

2020 has been a wild ride, to say the least. With theater not returning to “normal” any time soon, IGC is determined to continue to produce throughout this time - specifically, we want to produce works that reflect the time we are living through. And that is where you come in! We are on the hunt for one-person shows, as they are just about the safest option theater has at the moment. We are putting out a nationwide call for one-actor new works that feature a dramatic turn in plot - giving the audience the same kind of “where the hell did this come from?!” feeling we’ve all become so accustomed to this year.

Requirements:
  • Show must only use one actor, but can feature as many characters as you feel fit.
  • The show must be able to be performed in a black box type theater, with no physical set.
  • Play must be a minimum of 25 minutes long, but no longer than 45 minutes.
  • Much like this year, the play must feature a drastic turn of events. A complete non-sequitur - at some point in the play, the plot must switch gears entirely.

All submissions must be received by December 25th. Finalists will be notified in early January, and the top three works will be produced in Los Angeles in January 2021. In addition to having their piece produced, each finalist will receive a percentage of ticket sales.

Please submit works to: submissions.igc@gmail.com

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Acting Naturally is seeking One Act Play submissions

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Deadline: December 12, 2020

Acting Naturally is seeking One Act Play submissions for A Night of One Acts! 

Playwrights, ages teen through adult are encouraged to submit a maximum of two plays. Plays should be no longer than 20 minutes with four characters maximum and simple set requirements. Please include your name, email, phone number and title of play on the cover page. Email your PDF play to wendy@actingnaturally.com. The deadline for submissions is December 12.

Performances take place March 11 through 13, 2021.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Barely Seen seeks short plays

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Hey there, writers! I'm pleased to introduce the newest section of Barely Seen: Write Bites! Each month I'll choose a few one-paged plays and poems to display. The goal here is length; anything longer than one page won't be considered. 

Send your submissions in Word or PDF format to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com, and I'll try to respond within two weeks. If I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet. 

For any questions, contact me at barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to check out the Submission Guidelines for Poetry and Plays before you submit! 

Submission Guidelines for Plays

-Submit as many ten-minute or one-act plays as you like, including previously published or produced plays in a Word or PDF file to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to title your email (Last Name)_(Play), and please note that any plays Barely Seen has already published won't be considered for publication a second time.

-Any theme of play is allowed, but plays that deal with inappropriate content won't be published.

-All ages are welcome to submit work. If under 18, please include a note in the body of your email stating your name, age, and a little bit about you. All others please include a note in the body of your email stating your name and a little bit about you.

-If you would like to be published under a pseudonym or nickname instead of your given name, please include your preference in your note.

-I will try to get back to you within two weeks; if I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet.

-If you want to be considered for Featured Writer of the Month, make sure to send in your plays by the end of each month.

-If you have any questions about the submission process, please feel free to reach out to me at barelyseeneditor@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

THINK FAST: One-Act Play Competition 2021

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Deadline November 13, 2020

HOW TO SUBMIT FOR 2021
Electronic submissions only. No fee to submit.
Deadline: November 13, 2020

E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org
Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email:
“If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $100 participation fee.”


IF YOUR PLAY IS SELECTED
​​​The Theater Project will supply a stage manager/technical director to oversee the Zoom production.

Individual productions supply the actors, directors and make their own agreements with actors and directors regarding compensation.

​Playwrights will be charge a $100 fee to cover the $500 prize as well as the cost of hiring the stage manager/technical director

JUDGING

Plays selected be recorded and will have three (3) performances on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.

​At each performance, the audience will vote for their favorite play.

After the Sunday performance, judges will award:
Best Play ($500 prize)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
and
Audience Choice.


​The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. There is no fee to submit your play for consideration. Plays are accepted in the fall for the February 2020 event.

Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. This restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Sets, lighting and sound requirements must be simple. No elaborate props or effects. Playwrights invited to participate must have plays that are ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors.

About the Production Fee
The Theater Project does not charge a submission fee for its THINK FAST one-act festival.

We do, however, charge a $100 production fee to help cover the cost of the $500 prize as well as the hiring of a stage manager/technical director to work with the productions on their technical needs as well as supervise a rehearsal and record the final performance on TTP’s Zoom platform.

Although we would rather not charge a production fee, the reality is that without help from participating playwrights, we would not be able to offer this showcase for new works.

V INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR YOUNG THEATER WORKS

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Deadline: December 31, 2020


The Contest aims to encourage writers in the creation of bold and powerful plays for young people. The spirit of this competition is the participation of playwrights in terms of equality, regardless of nationality, age, gender or language.

Contest Rules:

ELIGILIBITY

1. The competition is open to all writers worldwide and there is no age or nationality limit for the entrants.

a) We do accept plays co-authored by more than one writer. writer or playwright eans either a single writer or a group of writers in a collective work.

b) The participation of an underage writer must be authorised by the legal guardian.

2. The competition is restricted to plays for young audiences.

a) We do not accept plays for children or adult audiences,

b) We do not accept musicals.

3. Writers are asked to submit a play for either:

a) Category A. The play must cater for a performance time of no less than 60 min and no more than two hours.

b) Category B. The play must cater for a performance time of no less than 30 min and no more than one hour.

4. The play can be written in any official language of the world.

5. The play must be a new and original piece of work. The play must not have been

published in any form or awarded previously.

a) The copyright of the play must be owned and/or controlled by the entrant to the full extent necessary to enable Editorial DALYA to use the work as contemplated by these contest rules.

b) Performed plays can be submitted. 

6. There is no fee to enter and no hidden costs for the entrants.

THE PRIZES

7. 10000 in prizes to be won:

a) Category A ( 4800)

A cash prize of 24 for the writer, translation to another European language,

publication and public reading, plus economic aid for performances of the play

within two years after its publication.

b) Category B ( 3200)

A cash prize of 10 for the writer, translation to another European language,

publication and public reading, plus economic aid for the performances of the

play within two years after its publication.

c) Shorlist 2000)

The shortlisted plays will automatically be considered for publication in Editorial DALYA.

d) Awards cannot be shared or reduced, and the prize must be granted at least in one category.

e) The Jury may award Honourable Mentions without cash prizes to any play of the

contest.

HOW TO ENTER

8. The competition opens on Thursday 1 October 2020, with the deadline for entry being on Thursday 31 December 2020.

a) We do accept up to three plays per writers.

b) Each entry must contain just one play.

9. The play may be submitted via links provided in ytpwc.edalya.com or on Editorial DALYA web page: www.edalya.com. (→ Premios→Premio Teatro Joven).

a) The document must contain a front page stating:

1) The title of the play.

2) The contest category (A or B).

3) Contact e-mail.

b) Include the authorisation of the legal guardian, if applicable.

c) The writer's name must be deleted from the entry and document to facilitate fair, anonymous judging.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival.

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Deadline: November 9, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

Submission via Submittable


Hello Blackboard Community!

We have been busy at work finding new ways to strengthen the work of Blackboard during this challenging time.

It is with great pleasure that we announce our partnership with the Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) on a New Play Festival!

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival is open to parents and caregivers that identify as Black. Blackboard’s mission has always been devoted to Black Playwrights and through this partnership with PAAL, we are more specifically looking to uplift the experiences of Black Parenthood.

*PAAL is a transgender and non-binary affirming space. Mother is an inclusive term for anyone who identifies with it.

Here are some details:
  • Submit 10 pages MAX of a play that you would develop into a One-Act.
  • Selected writers will develop a One-Act centering on The Black Parent and caregiving experience to premiere Digitally during the Spring of 2021.
  • 4 finalists will be selected to develop their work with a director and digital production elements to premiere during the Spring of 2020.
  • A 10-minute version of that play will be read at the PAAL Closing Summit in November.
  • 2 awards will go to plays that engage with the theme of Black motherhood. 
  • 1 award will be for plays that explore transgender, non-binary, and other gender-specific experiences of parenting. 
  • 1 award will be for a submission that examines Black fatherhood

Sunday, November 1, 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.

The Garden of Voices: a Podcast Theatre Troupe is looking for script submissions

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No deadline

We are a new podcast aiming to create theatre in a purely audio format, similar to classic radio shows. We are currently in the rehearsal process for our first two episodes and looking to find more writers interested in getting involved. As this is an ongoing process, there is no deadline.

Plays should be at least 15 minutes, and no more than 1 hour long. They can be on any subject, although scripts that address current issues in society are a plus. You can submit as many plays as you want.

Each play we produce will be performed once in a live event on Zoom prior to being released as an episode across various podcast platforms. Writers whose scripts are chosen will receive 10% of all profits made from their plays.

We can be found primarily through Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/thegardenofvoices) along with Twitter (@tgovpodcast) and Instagram (@thegardenofvoices)

Submissions should be uploaded here in Word or PDF format. You will hear back within a week or two of your submission regarding any next steps.

Wednesday, October 28, 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 

Friday, October 23, 2020

M Ensemble Company seeks new plays from people of color

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Deadline: November 1, 2020
Miami Florida

As we venture into our 2020/2021 season, we recognize that artist have been impacted tremendously from this Covid 19 Pandemic. It is important that we stand together as a community. It has always been The M Ensemble’s mission to promote African- American culture and experiences through the performing arts. Which is why we are so excited to give artist of color an opportunity to submit their original plays to be produced in or up and coming season!

Submission Rules and Information

Additional Information

The M Ensemble Company is looking for new plays from people of color (10- 20 minutes) for our up and coming 2020 to 2021 Season.

We want scripts that are conscious, thought provoking, lively, and timely. We are looking for plays of all genres. Plays cannot exceed 4 characters. There is no age restriction for the characters.

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending in your submission

Plays will be accepted from October 12th – November 1st.
Scripts will not be accepted after submission date.
Playwrights can submit only one script, so make sure you send your best work!
Each play script must be no more than 20 pages long; not including production notes and character list.

Please send all submissions to: TheMEnsemble@gmail.com

Re: Scripts 2020_2021 Season

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Sauk Seeking Scripts for Plays-in-Development 2021

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Deadline: October 30, 2020 EDT

The Sauk, Hillsdale County's Community Theatre, located in Jonesville, Michigan is seeking entries to consider for our seventh annual Plays-In-Development in 2021. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). It is understood (and expected) that changes will be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

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

Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place June 25 and 26, 2021. Playwrights will be on site between June 22-27. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide travel and lodging.

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

Please e-mail a draft copy of the script, a one paragraph plot description and playwright's contact information to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukpid@gmail.com. Playwrights may submit up to three scripts. We are NOT looking for scripts intended to be performed online.

The submission deadline is 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, October 30, 2020.

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. The selected plays will be announced on or before December 3, 2020.

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

Thursday, October 15, 2020

NATIONAL LATINX PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Deadline: November 1, 2020


Submissions for the 2021 National Latinx Playwriting Award are now open. Latinx playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Submission Procedure

We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:
  • Submit a single script via U.S. mail.
  • Scripts must be postmarked by November 1, 2020. Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name, and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address, and email).
  • Include a cover letter of no more than one page, describing the play’s developmental history, and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.

Submit manuscripts to:

National Latinx Playwriting Award
ATTN: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

Eligibility

The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish-language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)

Plays must be unpublished, professionally unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission.

Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.

Scripts

The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, “property” means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.

The winner will be notified by Fall 2021.

For more information contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in Residence: info@arizonatheatre.org.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ex/Post seeks work for ISSUE II

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Deadline: October 15, 2020

Submissions for ISSUE II are open on Duosuma from September 1 to October 15, and BIPOC creators may simultaneously submit to our microgrant here. If you encounter any issues submitting over Duosuma, please let us know and send an email submission instead. Blog pitches are open year-round and not hosted on Duosuma. 

All submissions are read anonymously. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexualities to submit. We are open to multiple and simultaneous submissions as long as you state such in your cover letter. Unless solicited, please submit only previously unpublished work; we do not consider work that has been featured on personal websites or social media as published.

All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman, with poetry single-spaced. Please do not include any identifying information within the body of the work submitted.

At this time, we are able to offer a modest honorarium to accepted writers. Upon acceptance, EX/POST MAGAZINE receives first North American publishing and archival rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask that you credit us if the work is reprinted in the future.

DRAMA

Please send up to two one-act plays under ten pages each. Include a brief third-person biography with your cover letter.

SUBMISSION FORM


Friday, October 2, 2020

Premiere the Play, The Podcast seeks submissions

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Deadline: October 23, 2020

Coming Spring 2021, Premiere the Play is a podcast featuring dramatic readings of new stage plays.
Submissions are now open for our first season.

Guidelines:
  • Our goal is to fill our season with diversity, so all topics, time periods, cultures, etc. are welcome.
  • English, however, must be the main language.
  • The play must be an unproduced STAGE play (not radio play, screen play, or zoom play)
  • The play should run no less than 30 mins and no more than 2 hours
  • Maximum cast size of 6
  • No musicals... yet...
  • Stage directions that provide essential information will be included in the reading so they must be clean and clear.
The plays will be chosen on a BLIND BASIS: All identifying information about the playwright will be removed before the play is distributed to our Play Selection Committee, thus ensuring that the plays are chosen based on the work itself and not the gender, race, age, etc. of the playwright.

Once chosen, each play will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded. The recordings will only be used on the podcast and for promotional purposes. No compensation will be given to the playwright, however, on each episode, we will encourage producers to contact us if they are interested in producing the work. We will then connect the playwright with interested potential producers.

As a theatre company with youth programs, our goal is for at least 50% of the season to not include explicit language.

Submission Instructions:
  • To submit, email the following to submissions@deanproductionstheatre.com:
  • The complete script with the playwright’s identifying information only on the title page
  • A full Character Breakdown
  • A synopsis
  • The playwright’s name, address, email address, and phone number (won’t be seen by the Selection Committee)

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

CRANFORD CREATIONS One Act Play Festival

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Deadline: October 3, 2020

CALLING ALL PLAYWRIGHTS! SUBMISSIONS WANTED for a brand new one act play Festival in New Jersey.

Play submissions are free. 

Please submit your plays today to: cdccranfordcreations@gmail.com

All play entries are due Oct. 3, 2020.

Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length and should be formatted in standard Courier 12pt. font. The festival producers reserve the right to request that playwrights make alterations to the script as necessary for the purposes of length. CDC Theatre is committed to the idea of presenting a play festival that allows for a variety of voices from our community to be heard. All playwrights are welcome to submit. Minority and LGBTQ+ playwright submissions are strongly encouraged.

Link with all information.
http://www.cdctheatre.org/one-act-play-festival.html

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.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Conch Shell Productions seeks short plays from Caribbean writers

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Deadline: September 11, 2020
Submission form

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.

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