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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

The Landing Theatre Company seeks full-length plays

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 The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

From August 1 - September 30 The Landing Theatre Company accepts ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­full-length plays for ­­­­­­­­­­­­the New American Voices Playwriting Festival.

Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company's Spring Festival in Houston, Texas.

Selected playwrights must attend the readings.  

A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright.  Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses.

The New American Voices Playwriting Festival is now in partnership with Monologue Bank, a non-profit online organization seeking high caliber monologues from original plays.  Playwrights may be contacted if their work contains any material of interest to Monologue Bank.

There is a $15 fee for submitting, which is used to cover the cost of script processing and to pay selection panelists for their time and expertise. The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

Submission Deadlines

1. Submissions accepted from August 1 - September 30.


Format

1. Selected playwrights must attend the festival.

2. Each playwright will be paired with a local director prior to the festival to prepare for the event.

3. Director will cast the play prior to the festival.

4. Each production will receive at least two rehearsals prior to the official reading.

5. One rehearsal will be scheduled when the playwright can attend.

6. The play will then be read in front of an audience, with a moderated discussion of the play afterwards.


Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Playwright must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America.

2. Play must not have been produced.

3. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.

4. Submission must be received on or before September 30th.

5. Submission must be a minimum of 30 pages long and have a minimum run time of 45 minutes.

6. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.

7. Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Your name and contact information should only be in the submission form.

8. Only one play per playwright per submission period.

9. No musicals, children's plays, or one-person plays.

10. Original scripts only.  No adaptations or works that involve third party rights.

11. Playwrights will only be notified if your play is selected.


SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT FOR CONSIDERATION HERE.  DRAMATISTS GUILD MEMBERS, SUBMIT HERE.

Please contact us at landingtheatresubmissions@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Monday, September 9, 2019

EAST VILLAGE CHRONICLES, VOLUME 15 Call for New One-Act Play Scripts

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Now entering our 28th season, Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse is currently accepting submissions for its 15th presentation of East Village Chronicles, a festival of previously un-produced, one-act plays inspired by the diverse population, culture and history of Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Playwrights of all races, religions, ethnicities, nationalities, gender identities, backgrounds, and political views are encouraged to submit.

There is an honorarium of $100 for each script accepted for production.

THEME
Only plays pertaining specifically – though not necessarily exclusively – to the East Village and/or Lower East Side of Manhattan will be considered. Particular consideration will be given to plays that relate this season’s comprehensive theme of Dissent to this subject matter. Playwrights are encouraged to respond directly, indirectly, and creatively to this idea; how a play about the East Village and/or Lower East Side includes Dissent is up to the playwright.

DEADLINE
To be considered, scripts must be received by January 31, 2020.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

If at all possible, scripts should be sent by email to Producer Sidney Fortner, at EVC15@metropolitanplayhouse.org.

Emailed scripts must be in PDF format.

Alternatively, printed scripts may be mailed to:

Metropolitan Playhouse
East Village Chronicles
220 East Fourth Street
New York, NY 10009

SCRIPT FORMAT REQUIREMENTS

Include the playwright’s name, contact information, and a brief, one-paragraph plot summary on the title coversheet of the script. Additionally, scripts need page numbers.

TECHNICAL GUIDELINES
We are seeking new plays of no less than 10, no more than 30 minutes in length that can be played by five or fewer actors. Each play will be presented as part of a program of one-acts and consequently should not require elaborate set or properties.

PRODUCTION SPECIFICS

Performance dates (subject to change): June 2-14, 2020. Rehearsals are estimated to begin approximately four weeks previous to opening. Each play will receive eight performances.

Plays will receive at least one informal reading shortly after selection, in order to give the playwright an early opportunity to hear their new work and respond to any questions raised by actors and any Metropolitan artistic staff who may be in attendance.

Rehearsals and performances will take place on Metropolitan Playhouse’s threequarter thrust stage in our intimate, 51-seat theater located at 220 East Fourth Street, second floor, between Avenues A and B, in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.

A director with significant one-act experience will be selected to direct all festival
plays. Playwrights are welcome at rehearsals, and playwright-director discussion is
encouraged.

Festival plays will be performed by a core company of actors cast specifically for the festival. While playwright input is highly desired, because we are forming a company, final casting decisions remain with Metropolitan's artistic staff.

QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS

Any questions or concerns may be directed to Producer Sidney Fortner by either email or phone. If emailing, please include a reliable phone number.

Phone: 212-995-8410
Email: EVC15@metropolitanplayhouse.org

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival

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Stemming from traditional legends and myths and adapting to a multicultural world, the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival is a call to our audiences and artists to celebrate and share stories from our own back yard that define and challenge the essence and perceptions of who we are as a diverse community of storytellers and theatre-makers sharing the future together.

The structure of the festival will mirror stories, plays, and legends that have been performed for audience throughout the course of human existence: sitting around a campfire watching a narrative being presented and sharing in the communal act of performance.

THE PURPOSE

To promote Theatre as an artistic medium for expression.

To give voice to emerging (and established) playwrights, directors, performers, designers, and theatre-makers in the Inland Northwest area.

To promote the tradition of storytelling and legend-making; specifically the legends surrounding Bigfoot (in the legends various regional and cultural permutations).

To inspire and encourage the next generation of theatre-makers to explore community and community-building through the medium of theatre and storytelling.

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival
Contest Rules

Plays may be on any subject and written in any style.

Plays should incorporate Bigfoot in some meaningful way for consideration. The incorporation can be either direct (with Bigfoot as an active part of the narrative) or indirect (where Bigfoot only has some limited connection to the action of the piece). As long as the play involves Bigfoot, then it is eligible for consideration. We will also accept plays dealing with Sasquatch, Sésquac, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Yowie, Almas, Skunk Ape, Grassman, Wendigo, Orang Pendek, Mapingauri, or Yeren.

Plays produced in the festival will be subject to the limitations of the performance space, and may require slight alterations – playwrights will be consulted before any changes or adaptations are made.

Play must not exceed 30 minutes - shorter works are preferred. Time will be strictly enforced.

Playwrights must hold the copyright for the work submitted.

Plays will be judged as to style, content, concept, and relationship to Bigfoot. Both the playwright’s use of Bigfoot and the overall “theatricality” of the piece will be judged.

Multiple entries may be submitted by an author.

Hard Copy or emailed PDF Submissions are accepted.

There is NO Submission fee.

Plays should be written using Dramatists Guild Format.

Cover page should include title, author’s name, address, telephone number, and email.

Emailed PDF copies of the script should be sent to:

Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Hard Copy script submissions should be stapled or bound. Scripts should be mailed to:

The Spartan Theatre
Spokane Falls Community College
Bigfoot Play Submissions
Attn: Ashley DeMoville - MS 3050
3401 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA  99224

Scripts must be emailed or post marked by SEPTEMBER, 23 2019.

Scripts will not be returned. DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY OF THE SCRIPT.
Applicants will be informed by OCTOBER 7, 2019, if their play is to be included in the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival.

 Scripts must be typed, double spaced on 8.5 x 11 (or A4 for international submissions) white papers. Hand written scripts will not be considered.

The Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, and Community College of Spokane System are not responsible for lost, damaged or undelivered scripts.

No revisions will be accepted after the original submission.

The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any script submitted.

Previously produced plays are accepted.

No oral or written critique will be provided for submissions.

The decisions of the judges will be final.

Winning playwrights will have a reading/production of their work. Production will take place in The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, or possibly in an alternative location on or near the college campus.

The Spartan Theatre will select a director who shall control all artistic interpretation of the script, casting and production. No script changes will be made without the playwright’s written approval.

By submitting your script, you agree to allow The Spartan Theatre to produce your work on stage (either as a reading or a full production) for the “Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival” in October 2019 without any recompense or royalties. You further allow performances to be photographed for publicity purposes. The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College may request to record performances for archival purposes, for which you will receive a free copy.

 If your script is published at a later date, The Spartan Theatre and its producer, directors, and actors will receive premier billing.

Playwrights retain all rights to their own original work.

Send questions to: Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Organization Info:
https://sfcc.spokane.edu/What-to-Study/humanities-thought-expression/Theatre

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneFallsTheatre/

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Last Frontier Theatre Conference 2020 Play Lab

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Submissions for the 2020 Play Lab are now being accepted.

The submission deadline is October 21. 

Writers who have participated in the Conference before and Alaskan authors have a later deadline, November 25.

The  Conference will take place June 14-21, 2020, in Valdez, Alaska.

Selected plays receive public readings, with both public and private feedback sessions led by theatre professionals. Authors must register for the Conference and be in attendance for their reading.

Accepted writers will also have an additional opportunity to further submit their work in the 10-Page Play Slam, the Monologue Workshop, and the Last Frontier Fringe.

Authors are asked to submit through the call for plays on the website, www.theatreconference.org using the on-line form on the Play Lab link. Guidelines:


  • One submission per author.
  • Submissions should run between 20 minutes and 2 hours.
  • They can be of any genre except musical.
  • The play should not have received a professional production; readings and amateur productions are acceptable. Authors should be interested in receiving feedback and developing their submission.


If you have any questions about eligibility, contact the Coordinator at dlmoore@alaska.edu.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020 one-act plays

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Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020”

Sundog Theatre’s 18th annual presentation of new and original one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.

Guidelines:


  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming it. 
  • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. 
  • Set in contemporary period. Priority is 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/easily accessible props, and no special sound/lighting.
  • Avoid overt/unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
  • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
  • Humor is appreciated.


IMPORTANT NOTE:
This year’s theme is audience participation. Please write your play so that—before the show begins—we can pre-choose an audience member for each play. S/he will briefly come on stage--entering from the audience--and say no more than 2 lines (that will be memorized, so must be short), and exit into the wings.

Remuneration:

4 – 6 plays will be chosen. Writers will receive $100 each
and be produced in our series of five February/March 2020 performances in Staten Island, NY.

Submission:
--Please send two 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 2020”
PO Box 183
Staten Island, NY 10301

-- Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, 70-word bio and full resume of the author.
-- DEADLINE: postmarked from now til December 31, 2019.
-- Electronic submissions not accepted.
-- No submission fee.
--Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org.

Susan Fenley, Producer
Writers of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2020. We look forward to reading your submissions!

Monday, September 2, 2019

13th Annual Original One-Act Festival

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August 2019 | Fredericksburg, VA

Festival prizes to be awarded: Six plays will be selected for production in the spring (March/April) of 2020. Of those six selected, one will win the Grand Prize $150 and one will win runner up $100 as determined by the festival play readers.  Of the remaining four, one will be selected for Audience Favorite Prize of $100 to be determined by the audience attending the festival performances.

Guidelines for submission:
All submissions must be original, unpublished one act plays of 20 pages or less.
Submissions must be received by email between September 1, 2019 and November 1, 2019.
Any submissions not adhering to the following guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.
Additional information and guidelines:

1. All scripts must be submitted electronically via email in .pdf format. Please email plays to oaf@stagedoorproductions.org

2. All scripts should include a short biography of the playwright for publication on website, programs, and publicity materials to be considered for evaluation.

3. Playwrights will be notified via e-mail when their manuscript is received.

4. Scripts should include:
1. A separate title page with name of the playwright, address, telephone number and e-mail address
2. A cast of characters with descriptions
3. A brief synopsis
4. Numbered pages
5. Playwrights shall not submit more than two plays to be considered per festival year.
6. Playwrights will be notified by February 15, 2020, if their play has been selected for production.
7. Plays selected for production will be listed on our website, www.stagedoorproductions.org
8. All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
9. Stage Door Productions shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties at any time during a period of 12 months following selection date.
10. Production will be at the discretion of Stage Door Productions.
11. Only stage plays will be considered.  Musical, film or TV scripts will not be selected for production.
12. All submissions must be original and unpublished.
13. Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted.
14. Critical analysis or feedback will not be provided.
15. Playwrights should be aware that the size of our stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
16. Please consider our audience and do not send sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts.  

Monday, August 26, 2019

Travel Theater One Act Pay Festival

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We are on the hunt for the next 8 scripts that will make up the 2020 season of our one-act play festival in Sydney, Australia.  To learn more about the festival, have a look at our inaugural festival in 2019 at https://www.theatretravels.org/no-intermission 

What we are looking for:

- Scripts that are 40 minutes in length minimum - 85/90 minutes in length maximum
- One act only
- Can be plays, plays with music or musicals
- Cast size will ideally be no larger than 6 people (musicals may be an exception to this - plays 6 people and under only will be considered)
- Shows that do not require high technical capabilities
- All genres are welcome

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

Shows will be performed for 3-4 runs as part of our NO : INTERMISSION 2020 season in April/May.

If we are interested in your script, we will be in touch. Due to the high volume of submissions, we are unable to contact everyone unfortunately. Successful submissions can expect to hear from us by Christmas 2019.

We thank you in advance for your submission and look forward to reading your work
Good luck!
The Theatre Travels Team

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jewish Women's Theater seeks one-acts

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JWT produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.  Most of the stories are true.  If you want to see your work performed on our stage, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 1500 words AND illuminates a theme that JWT is exploring in the upcoming seasons (themes listed here.)

Stories, one-acts, poems or songs will be considered.

Submit your material to ronda@jewishwomenstheatre.org. Be sure to let us know the theme to which you are submitting in the subject line of your email.  Make sure your name and title of your work appear on your submission. Fill out our writer’s survey to complete your submission.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

THE HENLEY ROSE PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION FOR WOMEN 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GUIDELINES

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

SUBMISSION MATERIALS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, August 12, 2019

Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival

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We are currently accepting submissions for next year's Los Angeles Queer New Works Festival.

A production for The Commons is just as powerful as it is entertaining. It's brave, breathtaking, and thought-provoking. It's honest. It's vulnerable. It's boldly authentic and unapologetic in the space it takes up. And it showcases the unique and powerful stories that come from every corner of our community.

We are especially interested in:

  • Fearless new plays and one acts
  • Socially relevant contemporary musicals
  • Ensemble driven pieces
  • Daring solo works
  • Unproduced screenplays
  • Pilots and Web Series centering LGBTQ+ Characters ​​

As a general rule, we do not produce:

  • Children's theater
  • Musicals without original scores
  • Literally any story that revolves around a cis/het/white man


WHEN WE NEED IT
Submission Deadline: September 1, 2019

HOW TO GIVE IT TO US
We are tirelessly dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and impact on our environment. For this reason, we only accept electronic submissions. To submit your work, fill out the form at the link below.

SUBMISSION FORM ONLINE

Sunday, August 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

You may submit as many works as you wish.

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

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

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

Saturday, July 27, 2019

KNOW Theatre Playwrights and Artists 2019 Festival

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

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

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

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

And now here are this year’s artworks.

“Folded” by Audrey Higginsow




"Traces - Mudroom" by JW Johnston




“Someday My Prints Will Come” – Tom Haines

Theatre Odyssey 2019 ONE-ACT PLAY FESTIVAL

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The fee is waived for members of Dramatists Guild of America — member number required


Short play competition open to U.S. playwrights

The Second Annual One-Act Play Festival will be held Oct. 31 – Nov. 3 at Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, Florida.

New plays submitted to this competition may come from playwrights anywhere in the U.S. No more than 100 scripts will be accepted for consideration. Plays selected for production will be judged by three experienced theatre professionals, with a $500 prize for Best Play and $300 prize for Runner-Up.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1. Eligibility | Plays must be the original work of persons who are residents of the U.S. In the case of collaborations, the residency requirement pertains to all authors.

2. Script Requirements:

Length: We are looking for plays that run approximately 25-35 minutes. Exceptions may be made by the Festival Committee for works deemed exceptionally creative or original.
Structure: Although not a requirement, preferential consideration will be given to plays in one scene and/or a single setting.

Cast: No more than 6 actors. (More characters are allowed if actors may double.) A list of characters with a brief physical description of each must be included on the Entry Form.

Genre: Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue — but no musicals or plays for children.
Technical Limitation: Play settings should be simple, suitable for small stage or black box theatre, requiring very minimal furniture and limited technical effects.

Format: PDF or Microsoft Word, prepared using standard formatting for a stage play*.

Anonymity: The author’s name must not appear on any of the pages, allowing the script to be initially evaluated anonymously. Pages should be numbered.

3. Originality: We seek plays that are new, inventive, fresh, and not an adaptation of work by another author. The play may have been workshopped or presented as a reading prior to entry in the competition, but must be unpublished and not previously performed before a paying audience in Florida. The online Entry Form requires your agreement to each of the following points before a script can be submitted:

I affirm that the attached script is my original work and is not based on or adapted from any other work, including but not limited to novels, short stories, screenplays, teleplays, other theatrical scripts, or from musical forms such as opera, contemporary music or musical theater

I affirm that my play has not been published and has never been performed before a paying audience in Florida.

I understand that if my play is selected I will be interviewed by Theatre Odyssey to confirm the originality of the work and that other steps will be taken to confirm my statements.

I understand that violation of these rules will disqualify my play for consideration and entry fee will not be returned.

I understand Theatre Odyssey will make final production decisions based on the quality of the work and practicality of production, and such decisions shall be final.

4. Submission Limit: One play per playwright.

5. Submission Fee: Entry fee is $10, payable via PayPal. (The fee is waived for members of Dramatists Guild of America — member number required.) If your play is selected for production, you will be expected to provide a brief (150-word) biography, a JPG high-resolution photo, and a brief synopsis of the play which may be used in marketing and promotion.

6. Deadline: Completed Entry Form, uploaded script and submission fee must be received by August 15, 2019. No more than 100 scripts will be accepted. With our receipt of the one hundredth script, no further entries will be considered.

7. Uploading: Plays may only be submitted electronically via the online Entry Form.

8. Selection: The play selection process begins with evaluation by our team of readers, who will independently score each play according to their assessment of plot, character, dialogue, language, theatricality and their own emotional response.

9. Performance: Plays selected as finalists will be staged as full productions at the Manatee Performing Arts Center in Bradenton, Florida, and will be adjudicated by three theatre professionals. Winners will be announced following the final performance. Playwright attendance is welcomed but not required.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thespian Production is seeking one-act plays

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

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

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

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

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

Plays will be accepted through July 25, 2019. 

Submit plays to thespianproductioninc@gmail.com.

Thank you.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

New Voices Call for Halloween Scripts

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

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

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

SCRIPT REQUIREMENTS

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


BEFORE YOU SUBMIT

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

THE PROCESS

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



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

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

Any questions, please contact newtheatervoices@gmail.com.

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

The Gallery Players 23rd Annual Black Box New Play Festival

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rabbit Punch Festival seeking short productions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Theatre Three 23rd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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

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

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

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

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

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

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

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

Final selection of plays will be in late 2019.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative 2020


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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