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Showing posts with label one-act plays. Show all posts
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Monday, May 17, 2021

“Take Flight” Festival

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

Full-length OR one-act plays in any genre: comedy, drama, multimedia, etc.. Musicals will not be accepted at this time.

Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and plays that have received more than two full-scale, professional productions prior to submission are not eligible.
  • Plays with casts larger than 8 people and unfinished works or drafts will not be considered at this time.
  • Plays that have had workshops, readings or non-professional productions will be accepted.
  • Electronic submissions only please.
  • Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.
  • Eligible play may be produced either virtually online or live onstage. 
  • Please include the following information in one attached PDF file, not in the body of your email. 
  • Please do not attach multiple files. 
Complete submission packages must include:

Your contact information; Your playwriting resume; Title of the play; Character breakdown and description including total number of characters; Time and place of the play; Synopsis (no longer than 1 page); a concise paragraph describing the development history of the play you are submitting (if any), and the full script.

Incomplete submission packages will not be considered.

Email your complete submission package to

DragonflyTheatreChicago@gmail.com by November 1, 2021.

Saturday, May 15, 2021

TNP Readers Theatre “Evening of New Plays” Contest

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

One-Act Play Competition

TNP Readers Theatre “Evening of New Plays” contest is an annual event designed to give playwrights an opportunity to have their one-act plays presented to an audience in a staged reading.

Eligibility

Entries must be one act, non-musical, and no longer than 30 minutes. We suggest that the cast not exceed seven characters.

Writers may submit only one play.

Each play must be the writer’s own original work, not an adaptation, and not commercially published or produced, though it may have been work-shopped or presented in staged readings in other locations than Southwest Florida. A submitted play also may have been entered in an earlier “Evening of New Plays” contest one time, so long as it was not an earlier Finalist.

Submissions are accepted from January 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021. The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2021.

How to Enter

Playwrights must follow the instructions for play submission or the play will be rejected.

All submitted plays must follow our Standard Playwrighting Format. Plays can be submitted by mail OR electronically.
If mailing a hard copy, playwrights must submit a copy of their play to “An Evening of New Plays 2020, The Naples Players, 701 5th Ave. S., Naples, FL 34102.

A title page with the name of the play, synopsis, and list of characters must be attached to the script. A separate page, giving the name of the play, the name of the playwright, and all contact data should accompany the script but not be attached to it.** This is to help assure anonymity during the judging process.
Plays may also be submitted electronically as PDFs to: readerstheatre@naplesplayers.org.

**If submitting electronically, one PDF should be the playwright name and contact data, the other PDF should be the play with title page, etc.

Scripts may not be revised for purposes of this competition once they are submitted.

Judging

Entries may be funny, sad, scary or smart, be about character or ideas; certainly may shock, surprise or amaze, and may be in any genre. Strength of characterization, writing style, dialog, and plot are among judging criteria.

Authors retain all rights and give performance rights to The Naples Players for “An Evening of New Plays” and limited readings in other venues, including possible outreach and electronic media. Finalists and other submitters will be notified by October 31, 2021.

Performance/Awards

Finalists will receive staged readings of their plays, presented in the Tobye Studio on January 23, 2022. A reception follows for all in attendance. Finalists each may receive a $100 performance royalty and two complimentary tickets. The plays and playwrights will be publicized in The Naples Players’ web pages, social, community and national theatre media, event calendars, flyers, programs, TNP playbills and e-mail “blasts” to select lists.

Friday, May 14, 2021

The 2021 Femme Fatale Festival

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Deadline: May 31, 2021

Submission via Google Form 

The 2021 Femme Fatale Festival will be virtual.

Virtual Performance: August 6-8, 2021

Requirements

1. All playwrights must identify as female.

2. Script can be no longer than 60 minutes in total.

3. Script can have limited previous productions.

4. Submission limited to 1 play per playwright

Monday, May 10, 2021

Image Performing Arts Seeks short plays

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Deadline: July 17, 2021

(The first 100 submissions will be accepted for consideration.)

Connersville,  Indiana

Image Performing Arts is looking for four to six short scripts to be performed in repertory the weekend of February 11 and 12, 2022. The theme is "From the Heart."

  • Script should be 15 - 10 minutes, a complete story with a beginning, middle and end.
  • Minimal Set
  • Playwrights must be available for rehearsals to work with the director and cast
  • Be open to changing your script.
  • One submission per person

Recommended format available at http://www.scribd.com/document/135760006/sample-play-script

Scripts should  be emailed to: ImaginePerformingArts@yahoo.com




Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 2021

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Deadline: June 1, 2021

To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.

This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year.  All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected.  The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

Contest entries must meet all general guidelines and submission requirements.

Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest.  Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.

We accept unsolicited manuscripts that meet the parameters defined in these guidelines. However, we prefer for you to send us a query letter if you are not submitting through one of our playwriting contests. You can also start the submission process by contacting us here.
  • We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes.
  • Submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language. NO cursing. NO explicitly adult content.
  • We prefer casts that are either balanced or favoring females. The more gender neutral roles, the better.
  • We favor plays and musicals with ensemble casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine.
  • Plays with elaborate set, costume or technical requirements are not appealing because of the limited resources of many of our customers. Pictures, sketches or descriptions of your vision are always helpful.
  • We recommend your submissions have had at least one production or reading, hopefully staged. We feel this fundamental field test is necessary before a play can be considered for publication since plays are created for the purpose of performance.
  • Manuscripts must be computer-printed in dark ink. We do not require specific formatting. However, your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos will help the submissions editor.
  • We hope that Pioneer Drama is your first choice as a publisher, and we encourage you to submit to us exclusively. However, we do accept simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will accept the first contract you’re offered and not use the situation to seek multiple offers from which to choose. If you receive another offer, please notify us immediately so we may rescind your submission.

NOTE: If you are not already published by Pioneer Drama Service and your submission meets all other requirements including having had at least one production or staged reading, your play will automatically be entered in the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest. If you are a faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada, you may also qualify for our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers.

Check out our list of past contest winners for examples of desirable submissions.
Submission Requirements

Please be patient. Queries will be answered within approximately one week. Submissions may take up to three months or longer.

The following information must accompany your submission or query:
  • 100-200 word synopsis.
  • Cast list that indicates the number of female roles, the number of male roles and the number of roles that can be performed by either gender. We do not accept one-person shows.
  • Running time.
  • CD and/or score for musicals. We appreciate the opportunity to hear the music, if possible.
  • Set design(s). Please feel free to provide diagrams and/or pictures.
  • Proof of production or staged reading (i.e., review, program, etc.) A DVD of your performance is ideal, though not required.
  • Age of intended audience.
  • A self-addressed envelope of sufficient size with appropriate postage for the return of your materials. We will NOT return manuscripts or accompanying material if this is not included.
  • Cover letter and/or resume.
Please send your query or manuscript and accompanying information to:

Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.
Attn: Submissions Editor
PO Box 4267
Englewood, CO 80155-4267

You may also email us your .txt, .doc or .pdf files after you contact us here.

Sunday, May 9, 2021

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for full-length works, $1500 for one-acts.

Synecdoche Works may support further development of a submitted work at its discretion.

Conditions for Consideration

Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language in order to provide a meaningful challenge to the actors. This includes, but is not limited to, works using metre, verse, rhyming schemes, pidgins, creoles, and code-switching.

Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.

Submissions may be translations or adaptations of works in the public domain.

One-act submissions should target a minimum 40-minute final running time. Full-length submissions should target a minimum running time of 90 minutes.

Authors awarded a grant must be willing to participate in a brief rehearsal process culminating in a Zoom reading of their submitted work.

Submitted works cannot be currently attached to a theater or production company.

Submitted works cannot have had a prior development cycle outside of an educational program.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2021

Submission portfolio must include:
The play in standard script format, emailed as an attachment to Synecdoche Works.
A brief author biography, maximum of 200 words.

Please visit synecdocheworks.org for more information.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting adventure and comedy entries

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Deadline: May 28th 2021

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates exciting aural storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. Authors retain all script rights.

The theme for 2021’s competition is adventure and comedy scripts that engage and amuse audiences.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:
  • Please keep to one entry per author.
  • Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes (approximately 30 pages of script)
  • 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 appropriate for listeners of all ages by meeting the following conventions:
  • 1) Avoid swearing. which includes “damn,” and “hell” and “God.” Failure to do so 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.
  • Given the current world situation, please refrain from submitting dystopic/pandemic fiction. This isn’t to say the subject can’t make for compelling drama, but a goal of this competition is to foster scripts that provide an escape for audiences of all ages from hearing about this topic.
  • Make sure your script is action/plot driven. To meet this criteria (and prevent repurposed stage plays) each script should have at least one location change.
  • 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.
Winners will be announced on June 21st 2021.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

JOOKMS: 2nd Annual Summer Spotlight Series

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Deadline: June 1, 2021
Submissions will be capped after the first 200 scripts are received.
Memphis TN

Announcing JOOK’s 2nd Annual Summer Spotlight Series celebrating Southern writers and new Southern plays! After the success of the first series and the subsequent workshop of Seth McNeill’s NATCHETOCHES in 2020, this uplifting project returns for a second round of submissions.

Seeking work from emerging and established Southern playwrights.

We are open to reading new works by writers from the South: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. 

We're also open to reading new plays by writers outside of these states if the work is set in the South. 

While this year's Spotlight Series is limited to Southern writers, we do accept new plays from all playwrights year round. 

JOOKMS is committed to discovering, developing and presenting great, previously unheard voices in American theater. We believe that great theater should be a positive, transformative and inclusive cultural experience for all of us. JOOK is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable creative space. One where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feels valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our departments and programs. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We’re also committed to maintaining an inclusive environment with equitable treatment for all.

All finalists will receive a $100 usage fee.

Full-length OR one-act plays in any genre: comedy, drama, or multimedia. Musicals will not be accepted at this time.

Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays, and plays that have received full- scale, professional productions prior to submission are not eligible.

Plays with casts larger than 8 people and unfinished works or drafts will not be considered at this time.

Full-length OR one-act plays in any genre. Musicals will not be accepted at this time.

Plays that have had workshops and/or readings will be accepted.

Electronic submissions (PDF) only.

Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.

Eligible play may be produced either virtually online or live onstage.

Please include the following information in one attached PDF file, not in the bodyof your email.

Please do not attach multiple files.

Complete submission must include:

Your contact information and bio
Your playwriting resume
Title of the play
Character breakdown and description including total number of characters Time and place of the play

Synopsis - no longer than 1 page
A concise paragraph describing the development history of the play you are submitting The full script

Incomplete submission packages will not be considered.

Questions?
Email contactjookms@gmail.com with the subject line SUBMISSIONS QUESTION

Up to 4 finalists will be chosen to participate in the Summer Spotlight Series online and up to 8 semi-finalists will receive honorable mentions leading up to the series with social media shoutouts.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of readers and notified by JOOKMS no later than June 30.

We regret that individual feedback will not be possible and only finalists/semi- finalists will be contacted.


Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director, dramaturg and cast, 12 remote rehearsal hours including an online reading, and facilitated virtual post- show talkback.

Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play in a virtual setting.


No other royalties or payments will be issued. If a full production moves forward, a contract will be negotiated for full production. The playwright holds all rights to their material.


Email your complete submission package to: contactjookms@gmail.com by June 1, 2021

Sunday, May 2, 2021

NEURODIVERGENT PLAYWRIGHT INITIATIVE

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Deadline: May 8, 2021

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble (STE), in partnership with The Epic Players, is seeking scripts from neurodivergent playwrights for consideration as part of the 2021 Neurodiversity New Play Festival (NNPF). As a part of the NNPF, the Neurodivergent Playwright Initiative will consist of a combination of virtual and in-person readings to be held in July and August of 2021.

CRITERIA:
  • Submissions must be by a playwright who is neurodivergent.
  • Scripts can be for a 10-minute or one-act play.
  • Scripts should be no longer than 50 pages.
  • Scripts must be previously unproduced. (Readings and workshops are acceptable)
  • Cast size should be no larger than 10.

PLEASE NOTE:

At this moment, we cannot accept screenplays or musicals.
Theater Scripts For Young Audiences are acceptable submissions.
We prefer submissions in standard playwriting format, but it is not a requirement.
There is no submission fee.

Neurodivergence can encompass, but is not limited to, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia, Epilepsy, SPD, Developmental Language Disorder, BPD, Tourette’s and Tic Disorders, and Intellectual Disabilities.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

We are looking for stories told through a neurodivergent lens. Submissions do not need to revolve around themes of neurodivergence explicitly.

We are looking for stories and plays encompassing the broad spectrum of neurodivergent experiences. We are especially reaching out and encouraging submissions from BIPOC, female, non-binary, and LGBTQA+ playwrights.

Submissions will be accepted until May 8, 2021.
Selected playwrights will be notified by June 4, 2021.
Selected playwrights will be offered a $100 honorarium, the option to participate in the rehearsal process, and their work will be considered for a full production in future STE seasons.

Please send your script as a PDF and a bio or resume (can be pasted into your email) to Dave Osmundsen (Playwright Coordinator) at literary@stensemble.org.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Barrington Stage - Black Voices Matter

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Supporting and Encouraging Black Community Members by giving a platform for Black creativity and self-expression in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.

In response to the present racial climate in this country, we want to deepen our allyship with the Black Community in Berkshire County. We need to act, but first we need to listen. Barrington Stage Company is giving a platform to Black Voices in response to Black Lives Matter. 

We are inviting Black community members to submit digital video reflections of their thoughts, feelings, fears and triumphs.

This can include but is not limited to: monologues, scenes or plays, poetry, original music, multimedia projects, etc. We want everyone in the conversation to ask themselves: “What can I do to make a change?”

Submissions will be shared on our website in our Community Space. This is an opportunity for BSC to continue to engage, empower and celebrate our Black community.

To submit your work or for further questions, contact Education@BarringtonStageCo.org or call Sharron Frazier-McClain, Community Engagement and EDI Coordinator, at 413-997-6118.


Monday, April 26, 2021

Kitty Drama Productions is calling for play submissions for an online platform

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Kitty Drama Productions is calling for play submissions for an online platform. Can have scenes for two actors, if cast from the same area/household, but actors and director will rehearse and film from home. Please be innovative with setting, including place, on-camera/off-camera voices, car phone filming, and incorporate multimedia ideas (not required). 

If you have an existing script you feel could be adapted to this format, please submit with a note. 

If chosen, final product will be produced by Kitty Drama Productions. Please read more about our company at www.kittydrama.com or visit our Facebook page.

Please submit play as a Word Document to kittydrama68@gmail.com and include your name and contact phone number. Looking for running times between 60-90 minutes for the 2021-22 year.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Olney Theatre New Voices Writers’ Profile

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Deadline: May 1st, 2021

New Voices is a two-week production process for students ages 13-19 that takes original one-act plays from script to stage for public performance. These plays will be written, directed, designed, performed, and technically managed by program participants, running from June 21-June 30. No previous theatrical experience required! Production mentorship will be provided by experienced members of the Olney Theatre Center staff. The program culminates in a final virtual performance of the one-act plays on June 30, 2021. With New Voices, students can be extensively involved in all aspects of the theater, not just performance.

New Voices is fueled by the ideas of student playwrights, who are tasked with writing one-act plays or musicals in response to an open-ended question. Shows are selected by the “New Voices Board,” consisting of Olney Theatre administrative staff and student program leaders. Playwrights are invited, but not required, to participate in any of the other five pathways.

Writers: your job is to write a one-act play or musical that reads a minimum of 10 minutes in length and a maximum of 30 minutes in length. Plays must be written in script format with dialogue, stage directions, etc. No stories written as narratives will be accepted. From all of our writing submissions, 3-6 one-acts will be selected to be produced in this year’s program. Your show must respond to this prompt:

We’re all exhausted by the pandemic, but we’re all affected by it. Take a theme of the pandemic (examples include isolation, sickness, crisis, identity loss, connection etc.) and tell us a story about that theme without mentioning the topic of COVID-19.

We urge you to be as creative as you can. Think outside the box, and write about what is important to you.

Email writing submissions to teencouncil@olneytheatre.org. The email’s subject must read “Last Name, First Name: Writing Submission” and contain a PDF of your script.

Additionally, please submit the writers’ profile form online. Any one-act submitted without the accompanying form will not be considered.

Writers’ Profile Form:
https://forms.gle/nmfFGX1DjQGizbFQ7

Saturday, April 10, 2021

The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 22nd Annual New Play Contest

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Deadline: May 1, 2021

The Chameleon Theatre Circle (located in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota) is seeking original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcomed (i.e. one-acts, musicals, full length dramas, etc.). The winning plays are scheduled to be showcased in a concert-format festival in the fall of 2021. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for future seasons.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We are proud to announce that for the 22nd consecutive year we are not charging a submission fee! To enter you must complete an entry form, and submit it along with three (3) copies of each script to the address below. We request that copies of the plays be printed double-sided to save on paper, mailing costs, and storage. Playwrights located outside the United States that might be interested in submitting their plays via email should contact us at jim@chameleontheatre.org. If you are submitting a musical, also include 3 copies of the music on a CD or flash drive.

Do not bind any author identification with your scripts. We will distribute the scripts "blind" to our readers for complete objectivity. Include the show's title on at least the first bound page. Once the winning scripts have been chosen, we will disclose the playwrights' identity to our readers (and the world).

We do not accept plays that have been previously produced. We do accept plays that have had workshops and other readings. Receipt of play(s) will be acknowledged by e-mail only upon request. Scripts are non-returnable.

As in past years, this year's contest will have multiple categories.

TEN-MINUTE PLAYS
Winners will receive $25 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. All short plays will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 15 pages or less will fall into this category.

ONE-ACT
Winners will receive $50 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can be joined with one or two other shows of similar length to make up a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 20-60 pages will fall into this category.

FULL-LENGTH
Winners will receive $100 plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can constitute a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. It is important to note that these shows can be one, two, or more acts, as long as it makes up a complete evening of theatre.

MUSICALS
If five or more musicals are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "musical" category. Musicals are defined as any original play using original or rights permitted musical dialogue to further the story and/or the characters. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the musical i.e. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute. In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any musical will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

THEATRE-FOR-YOUTH
If five or more plays intended for and/or by youth are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "theatre-for-youth" category. Theatre-for-youth plays are defined as any original play intended for young audiences, young participants, or both. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the play i.e. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute. In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any theatre-for-youth submission will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

OVERALL CONTEST WINNER/AUDIENCE FAVORITE WINNER
At the theatre's discretion, we reserve the right to designate or not designate an "Overall Contest Winner" from any category and an "Audience-Favorite Winner" from any category at the conclusion of the New Play Festival. No additional prize money is awarded, just bragging rights..

Each playwright may submit up to two plays in any combination. Please submit three (3) copies of each script (plus 3 copies of the music on CDs or flash drives for musicals) and the required entry form(s) by May 1, 2021 (in hand, not postmarked by) to:

The Chameleon Theatre Circle
22nd Annual New Play Contest
7287 153rd St W # 240069
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Note: This is a rolling deadline. Any plays submitted after this date will be considered for the following year's contest.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Stonecoast Review seeks dramatic works

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Deadline: April 19, 2021

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Stonecoast Review will be open for submissions from February 1, 2021 to April 19, 2021.

We support the Stonecoast community's goal to promote inclusivity, equity, and social justice through writing.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE SUBMITTING: We accept fiction, pop fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, dramatic works, experimental, and visual art. We can’t wait to see your best pieces! Stonecoast Review offers feedback on 10% of declined submissions. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the issue in which their work appears. Stonecoast Review acquires First Serial Rights and First Electronic Rights for all work published in the journal. Rights revert to the author upon publication.

Our staff is a group of volunteers, all either current Stonecoast MFA Program students or alumni of the program. We rely upon donations to cover advertising, website, and printing costs. To support the Stonecoast Review, please consider donating or purchase a copy from stonecoastreview.org!

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
  • When submitting your work, include a short cover letter and bio (100 words maximum). Submissions are only accepted through Submittable.
  • Stonecoast Review accepts only blind submissions. Your name, email address, or any other identifying information must not appear anywhere in the document or submission title.
  • We accept only one prose submission, one poetry submission (of up to three poems), or ten pieces of visual art per author, per submission cycle.
  • Submitted work must be previously unpublished.
  • We encourage simultaneous submissions, but please withdraw your submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. If you submit multiple poems and one is accepted elsewhere, please attach a note on Submittable identifying the poem that is no longer available.
  • Your work must use standard manuscript format: double spaced, 12 pt., Times New Roman font. Poetry may be single spaced. However, if a divergence from these rules is integral to your piece, we will still consider it.

GENRE GUIDELINES:

Fiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Creative Nonfiction: Limit submissions to 5,000 words or fewer.

Poetry: Limit submissions to 3 poems, with no more than 50 lines each.

Dramatic Works: Limit submissions to 12 or fewer pages.

Visual Art: We seek visual images for the Issue #15 cover and interior. We welcome experimental and unusual art forms. We accept 2D digital images of all forms of fine art—photography, sculpture, painting, and mixed media. Please send high-res digital images (no lower than 300 dpi) in JPG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, or RAW file format. (NOTE: Except for the front and back cover of Issue #15, all accepted visual art will be printed in black and white.)

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Common Play Factory is looking for short scripts

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Deadline: April 5, 2021

Common Play Factory is looking for one or two short short scripts (read time 30 min. or less) to complete a program tentatively to be held virtually in late spring.

Scripts should be unproduced; previous readings are okay. We are interested in experimental work. Send a .pdf of the script with character requirements and playwright contact information before April 5 to: dramastruction@gmail.com.

Scripts that are not a good fit for this Spring 2021 program may be considered for future production. Preference will be given to playwrights from Northeast Pennsylvania, but we are open to scripts, primarily in English, from anywhere in the world. Actors have not yet been cast for this production so if you are interested in reading, please contact us as the same email address.

Friday, March 26, 2021

2021 One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Presented by Artists’ Exchange

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Deadline: April 2, 2021

Submission Guidelines: Plays should be original, short one act plays 10-15 minutes long (ideal length 10 minutes; no longer than 20 minutes maximum will be considered). Previously produced plays acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum using the Google form submission link.

Seeking Short Plays: Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Works for actors of all ages (children thru seniors) and abilities are strongly encouraged. Selected plays will be performed outdoors by Artists’ Exchange in Cranston, Rhode Island in late June 2021 (details TBD).

Deadline for Submission: All plays must be received by Friday, April 2, 2021. Any plays received after midnight on April 2nd will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.

Selected Plays for Performance: The One Act Play Festival (OAPF) Panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance in early May. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the selected plays will also be posted on the festival’s webpage. Playwrights will not be notified if their works were not accepted. By submitting works, playwrights agree to allow Artists’ Exchange to produce their play(s) in the festival for the public with no performance/ royalty fees.

Selected Playwrights: Participation is volunteer; no stipends or monetary prizes are awarded to selected playwrights. All monies collected from ticket sales, program ads, concessions, and donations will benefit Artists’ Exchange/Gateways to Change, Inc. and the continuation of the OAPF for years to come. Selected playwrights will receive at least two (2) complimentary tickets and recognition in the digital playbill and festival webpage, including a personal bio and contact information (if provided). Performances are not video recorded.

To Submit: Please fill out the Google form submission for each individual play submission. Playwrights may only submit up to three (3) plays maximum. Contact Festival Artistic Director Jessica Chace with any questions at jessica.chace@artists- exchange.org.

About the One Act Play Festival: Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all abilities ranging in sex, age, and experience levels. This year marks the 15th annual year of live, in-person performance and aims to showcase new works by emerging and established playwrights and highlight the best short plays that were submitted for review.

About Artists’ Exchange: Artists' Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. We are operated by Gateways to Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings.

Artists' Exchange is home to multiple art studios, a gallery, art boutique and café, along with secondary venue Theatre 82, a multi-use performance, meeting and instructional space. Enriching classes and summer camps are offered year-round in art, ceramics, theater, and music; and a variety of events – including plays, music concerts, birthday parties, and fundraisers – are hosted at our venues.

Contact Information:

Jessica Chace, Artistic Director OAPF

jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org www.artists-exchange.org

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Third Annual Rogue Theater Festival accepting new works

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

Now accepting new works for the third annual and virtual Rogue Theater Festival! Rogue is looking for new works by emerging writers and artists. We encourage anyone who feels they have something to say to submit their piece to the festival. Rogue believes in equal opportunity for all.

Basic Festival Details:

- Participants may choose to participate in Scenario A (in person filming in NYC) or Scenario B (remote filming anywhere in the U.S.)

- Performances: July 21st-25th (each show will have 1 performance that streams via showtix4u)

- In person Filming Dates: To be assigned days between May 1 and June 10, 2021 (each Scenario A show will have 1 scheduled time slot for tech rehearsal and filming)

- Location for in person filming: The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal St.)

- Playwrights and Producers are fully responsible for putting up their production (e.g. Director, stage manager, rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, costumes, casting etc.).

- There is a one time, nonrefundable, participation fee. You do NOT need to pay to submit your play, only if you plan to participate in the festival.


Scenario A:

Details:

Participants will film their piece at The Players Theatre in New York City with Rogue Festival staff. They will be assigned a date and time where they will come in for a tech rehearsal and to film their piece that will later be streamed as part of the festival.

Participants will have lighting and sound design done and ready for them on their filming date along with a professional Stage Manager to run all design cues.

Participants will have access to certain set pieces and props at the theater.

Filming will be done from one angle (participants choice) and will be filmed straight through from beginning to end.

Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

Participants will receive:

- Theater space at The Players Theater for one tech rehearsal/filming time

- Professional Designer to design Lighting and Sound

- Professional Stage Manager to run Lighting and Sound Cues

- Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

- Use of predetermined set pieces and props in the theater

- ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue

- 25% of box office sales for your individual show



Scenario B:

Details:

Participants will film their piece remotely and send to Rogue Festival their finished product.

Participants may film their piece on zoom, in their home, on location, in a theater they have access to, or any other way they can SAFELY imagine as long as the quality of the video is acceptable.

Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

Participants will receive:

- Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

- ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue

- 25% of box office sales for your individual show

Entrance requirements:

- 10 minutes to 1 hour long with no intermission (if your piece is longer we WILL consider it for Scenario B)

- It may be a play, musical, improv, stand up comedy, clowning, one person, burlesque, poetry, monologues, song cycle, or dance. If you have something else we’d be thrilled to hear from you too!

- It must be an original work, but having been performed before is totally fine!

Ticket Requirements:

- (10- 30 mins) - Tickets are $10 each.

- (30- 60 mins) - Tickets are $13 each.

- You keep 25% of all box office sales from your individual show


HOW TO SUBMIT!

Please submit your piece (pdf attachment please) to roguetheaterfestival@gmail.com care of Allison. The deadline for all submissions is Thursday, April 1st. We will be reviewing all submissions and contacting selected participants by or before Monday, April 12th. If selected, there will be a one-time participation fee. Scenario A participants ($120) and Scenario B participants ($60). These are non-refundable. Please visit our website www.roguetheaterfestival.com for more information and to get to know us better. Get ready to make a wave with Rogue in 2021!

P.S. Interested in our BRAND NEW Playwright in Residence Program!?

When submitting your piece for Rogue Theater Festival please mention if you would also like to be considered for the Playwright in Residence Program for this season. If so, please also attach a resume for our consideration.

Rogue Theater Festival will be offering three residency opportunities for the 2021 season. Residencies will include:

No participation fee for Rogue Theater Festival, 2021

Four comp tickets for Rogue Theater Festival, 2021

Zoom writing workshop with LA based professional screen and stage writer

Zoom writing workshop with NYC based professional screen and stage writer

Best wishes,
ROGUE THEATER FESTIVAL


roguetheaterfestival.com
www.facebook.com/Roguetheaterfestival/

www.instagram.com/roguetheaterfestival/

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Four Walls Theater seeks scripts

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Deadline: March 22, 2021

Four Walls Theater is a grass roots socially responsible theater company that produces unpublished plays through online readings and performances, working with diverse artists from around the country.

The submission deadline for scripts is March 22, 2021. Scripts submitted will be considered for an early summer virtual performance with a talk back. Please email submissions to fourwallstheater@gmail.com with a 3-7 sentence description of your show in the body of the email.

Eligible scripts contain these elements:

-Preference for playwrights from marginalized communities, such as BIPOC &/or a member of the LGBTQ+ community.

-Script is between 35 & 55 pages

-Cast of 4-7 actors (double casting permitted)

-Cast is diverse

-suitable or adaptable for the virtual platform


Thematic elements include:

-Stories of redemption

-Hope/ new beginnings

-Ecological Crisis

-Fantastical/ otherworldly

-Modern Fables/ self-reflection and improvement narratives

-Immigration/ Refuge rights

-Educational Reform

-Coming of Age

-Cultural Awareness & Appreciation

Elements to avoid:

-Violence

-Horror/Gore

-Excessive physicality (this is a rehearsed reading; actors are primarily stationary) -TYA scripts

-An abundance of overlapping dialogue or required overlapping dialogue.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.

Monologues and one man/woman plays are not accepted.

All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter.

All plays should be approximately 20 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 17-22 pages, excluding title page).

There is no maximum limit of characters or sets, but common sense should be used as 5 plays will be produced in one evening.

Submission guidelines

NEW MANDATORY GUIDELINE: DO NOT staple scripts. Scripts must be securely bound by either a three-hole punch with brads or a folder with three-prong fasteners. .

Scripts are accepted by mail only (no email or PDFs) and must be postmarked by March 15, 2021. Scripts are not returned.

Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information (address, phone and email), as well as a list of characters and a brief, one paragraph synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.
The five selected authors each receive a $100 stipend.

Mail entries (postmarked by March 15) to:

Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-FOO

Saturday, March 13, 2021

OnyxFest 2021

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Deadline: March 14, 2021

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

OnyxFest 2021 provides a platform through which to shape the narrative of Black life and culture from the minds of those who know it best. If you or someone you know has an original, never produced concept, scripts are being accepted. Entries must be original one-act plays – between 45 minutes and an hour in length. There may be no more than five characters per cast.

Topics need not deal exclusively with social issues. In addition to drama, organizers welcome comedy, musicals, mysteries, romance, spoken word, dance-centric performances, gospel themes, and satire.

Subject matter is unrestricted, although it is recommended that writers avoid stereotypes, degrading or disrespectful portrayals of Black life and culture, and gratuitous violence or sexual content. Scripts will be accepted for consideration through midnight Sunday, March 14, 2021

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