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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Emit Theatre seeks interactive plays for young audiences

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

We are accepting original scripts that have not been previously produced, as well as concepts for devised pieces, from NYC-based artists. This production will be performed for public audiences in Fall 2020 and subsequently toured to schools and community groups. The selected applicant will be compensated with a stipend.

Submitted stories must center a population that has been historically underrepresented in theatre. Inspiration for the piece can include but is not limited to: a folk tale, legend, piece of music, visual art piece, or historical event.

Requirements for submissions:
  • For young people within the age range of 4-11.
  • 40-60 minutes in length.
  • Can be performed with 1-3 actors.
  • Appropriate for up to 70 audience members.
  • If submission is an original script, it must be finished and ready for rehearsal (although the script is free to continue developing throughout the process).
  • Must include specific opportunities for interaction throughout. Examples of appropriate interaction include but are not limited to: call and response, group movement, posing questions to the audience, or bringing a small group onstage to help with a task.
  • Must be able to become a sensory friendly, relaxed performance
It is desired that applicants have experience with interactive performance, but it is not required. The selected applicant will train with Artistic Director Gianna Cioffi to develop the interactive elements of the piece in harmony with Emit’s style and community.

Application deadline is June 1, 2020. A decision will be made by July 1, 2020.

Submission is via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczP0hdGqZF71Ne6pvXtSbAZQsiQnsDXpXLdhv-yz3gLFhE6g/viewform

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Playing on Air’s 2020 James Stevenson Prize for Comedic Short Plays

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Deadline: April 26, 2020
In his cartoons for The New Yorker, James Stevenson told stories about the human comedy with energy and economy. Returning for its third consecutive year, Playing on Air’s Stevenson Prize will honor three original comedies that perpetuate Mr. Stevenson's spirit and wit, bringing the finest new American short plays to a national audience.

The Prize is made possible through the generosity and vision of Josie Merck, James Stevenson's wife. For submission details, read on below.

FIRST PRIZE
$6,000 award, plus a Playing on Air recording of the winning play for radio and podcast distribution

SECOND PRIZE
$3,000 award

THIRD PRIZE
$1,000 award

Playing on Air invites writers to submit a short comedic play of 10-25 pages (not counting title page).
One submission will be accepted per entrant. Additional entries will disqualify the writer.

All entries must be original, unpublished, and unproduced plays. For more information about our working definition of “unproduced,” scroll down to our STEVENSON FAQs section.

Even in revised form, plays that have been previously submitted to the Stevenson Prize competition or to Playing on Air are ineligible.

FORMATTING REQUIREMENTS

Please submit your script as a PDF with title page (with no author information), 12pt font, 1 inch margins on every side, and numbered pages.

All submissions will be judged "blind." Uploaded scripts should not include the author's name, representation, or any identifying information. All author information should be provided via submission form, linked below. 
 
WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

Submissions will be judged for literary merit, originality, and humor. 2020 Guest Judges will be announced after submissions have closed.

We’re particularly excited about plays that embrace the creative possibilities of storytelling through sound and language. Your play may include brief moments of music, but it shouldn’t be a musical. We’re unable to accept any supplementary tracks or audio files.

Special consideration will be given to the script’s suitability for audio recording and public radio broadcast.

Single-character monologues and plays that rely on the extensive use of a chorus, stage directions, or visual elements are discouraged.

Please do not include sound design cues or instructions beyond standard stage directions.

We strongly encourage you to listen to recent Playing on Air episodes by subscribing to the Playing on Air podcast on your favorite app. Two of 2019’s winning plays, HUMAN RESOURCES by Jason Gray Platt and THE CLAM by Amanda Quaid, will premiere as part of the Spring 2020 podcast season. 

Submissions will only be accepted through the digital form below, which opens on February 27, 2020.

The Preliminary Submission Period will run from February 27, 2020 - April 26, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. During this period, there is no submission fee. We strongly encourage playwrights to submit their work well ahead of April 26 to avoid the extended deadline fee.

The Extended Submission Period will run from April 27, 2020 - May 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST. During this period, a $5 fee will be applied to every submission. No exceptions will be made to this deadline.

*Why this new system? As the Stevenson Prize competition grows, we’re committed to keeping this opportunity accessible to all playwrights. We’re also committed to paying every reader, judge, staff member, and intern involved, as we have in previous years. $5 submission fees in the Extended Period will cover a small part of that fair compensation for the artists who make the Stevenson Prize possible.

Entrants must be at least 21 years of age by May 15, 2020. By entering, playwrights consent to Playing on Air’s recording and distribution of any winning plays.

Past winners may not submit.

Due to number of entries, Playing on Air cannot provide feedback on any individual script.

2020 SUBMISSIONS Are now open: SUBMIT YOUR SHORT PLAY HERE

Friday, April 3, 2020

Rogue Theater Festival

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Deadline: May 1, 2020

New York City

Now accepting new play submission for the second annual Rogue Theater Festival! We are looking for original works by emerging playwrights and encourage anyone and everyone who feels they have something to say to submit their story. Rogue Theater Festival believes in equal opportunity for all.

Festival Details:
Performances: August 20-23 (each show will have 1 performance)
Tech Rehearsal: August 17-20 (each show will have 1 tech rehearsal slot)
Location: 13th St. Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th St. Manhattan)

Participants Will Receive:
- Theater space at 13th St. Rep for one performance over the weekend
- Theater space for one tech rehearsal per piece the days beforehand
- Professional Stage Manager to run Lighting and Sound
- Box Office Manager and House Manager
- Professional Assistant Stage Manager to run backstage
- Marketing Services for the festival
- Postcards and Posters
- Use of the theaters various set pieces
- FREE professionally recorded video of your show
- 25% of box office sales for your individual show

Entrance Requirements:
Length: 10 minutes to 1 hour long with no intermission
It may be a play, musical, comedy/clowning, burlesque, one person or dance based show. If you have something else we’d be thrilled to hear from you too! Please reach out!
It must be an original work but having been performed before is fine

Tickets Sold Requirements:
(10- 30 mins) - Must sell 15 Tickets at $15 each per show.
(30- 60 mins) - Must sell 20 tickets at $20 each.
You keep 25% of all box office sales from your individual show
*If the required amount of tickets are not sold the producer must buyout the remaining tickets and Rogue Theater Festival keeps all proceeds from ticket sales

WANNA SUBMIT!?

Please submit your piece (pdf attachment please) to Roguetheaterfestival@gmail.com care of Allison & Kerielle. The deadline for all submissions is Friday, May 1st. We will be reviewing all submissions and contacting future participants by or before Monday, June 1st.

If selected, there will be a one-time participation fee. If submitted prior to April 1st the fee is $75. If submitted from April 1st to May 1st the fee is $100 (non-refundable). If selected to participate you will receive a confirmation and welcome aboard email from us complete with:

- Tech date and time
- Performance date and time
- A contract confirming your committed participation and all specific details and requirements
- Instructions on how to pay the $75 or $100 participation fee (non-refundable)

 *All participants are fully responsible for producing their own plays. This includes covering all costs of production (e.g. rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, etc.).

 If you have any questions when submitting please feel free to email us and ask! Read below what two of our participants from last year had to say about their experience. “One thing about the Rogue Festival…it does not go rogue!  The festival is run like a well-oiled machine. The producers are passionate about theater and want to make this the best possible experience for everyone submitting.
- Lisa Yapp, Producer, Prince Musical Improv and The Life of Curtie.

Rogue Theater Festival was definitely one of the most positive theater festival environments I have ever had the pleasure of working in. In a time when I was feeling a little overwhelmed trying to get a brand new show on its feet, RTF made our time with them as efficient and stress-free as possible.
- Rebecca Kane, Producer, Almost Maimed

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

23th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Deadline - extended to April 15, 2020 

Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is now accepting entries from now until April 15th, 2020 for the 23th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals! The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter and will once again be calling for short one act (20 minute) plays in any and all genres from all over the country and the world. Please check below for submission guidelines and see how you can enter for a chance to win a cash prize and to see your work produced.

Submission Guidelines:

Each playwright may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.

All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area.

All Genres are accepted.

Monologues or One Actor plays are not accepted.

Plays should be 20 minutes in length (give or take a minute or two). Page count should be no less than 17, but no more than 22 pages. 12 point font (Courier, Arial or Times New Roman)

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

Number all pages of the scripts, and scripts MUST be securely bound or stapled in the upper left hand corner.

Scripts must be submitted by postal mail ONLY. Emailed PDF or Word files will not be considered.

Be sure to include your contact information; phone number, email, and mailing address on the title page of each script.

List all characters with a brief character description.

Please include a one paragraph synopsis of the play.

Make sure all mailed entries are POSTMARKED by April 15th, 2020

Scripts cannot be returned.

One hundred dollars will be paid to all playwrights selected for production.
Scripts should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest St.
Houston, Texas 77063-4004
Attn: TSW-FOO

For more information or background on past productions, go to (but remember the website might not have updated info on the extended deadline date):

http://www.theatresouthwest.org/

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The PIT Loft Summer Series

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New York City

No deadline given

The Peoples Improv Theater (The PIT) is looking for projects for The PIT Loft Summer Series. Plays, musicals, solo performance, etc. - projects both finalized and in-progress encouraged to submit! No idea or concept too big or too small.

Productions receive:
-A number of guaranteed performances between June and Mid-September. Frequency and performance schedule based on the needs and goals of each production.  
-Dramaturgical, audience development, and press outreach support from The PIT's Artistic Team.
-Marketing support from The PIT's Marketing Department.
-A split of the ticket sales. Exact split negotiated with regards to each production's specifics.

Production guidelines:
-Projects are ideally under 90 minutes in length. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Artistic Team.  
-Projects are ideally without major scenic or storage requirements.
-Projects will perform within The PIT Loft's repertory schedule.  
-Projects are ideally low tech. The PIT does have repertory lighting, sound equipment, and projection capability in all of our spaces.  
-Artists are ideally located in NYC.  
-The PIT provides the space; artist supplies any production cost. Productions can be Equity or Non-Equity; Artist must apply to AEA for appropriate permissions.  

To apply:  
Please send a brief cover letter including project description and bios of artists involved.  
There is NO submission fee.  
Apply by email:  submit@thepit-nyc.com

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Brooklyn Review seeks plays

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

Please submit a single performance text (max. 5000 words). This includes: un-produced one-act plays, excerpts from un-produced full-length plays, choreographic scores, and scripts for live multi-media performances. We do not accept: stand-up comedy, essays, screenplays, speeches, or unsolicited critical responses.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Shawnee Original Playwrights Series seeks one-act and full-length plays 2020

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Deadline: March 31, 2020
Delaware PA

***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2021 productions. Plays will be read over the summer of 2020 and the winners will be produced in 2021.

Short Plays Should Include:

  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

Full Length Plays Should Include:

  • The Full Play  
  • A 30 Minute selection. This a something that could be presented as a representation of your work to our voting committee.
  • Stage directions
  • Synopsis
  • Anything additional you would like the audience to be aware of
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # #  or END to assure that all the pages are included

Submissions must be accompanied by a submission fee and the Shawnee Playwrights Series Form available below

Submission Fees are as follows
$25 for Full Length
$15 for One Act/Short Play
***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Click Here For Submission Form

Payment info:
Pay by check
Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware  PA  18356
Pay with credit card
submission form
or by calling 570-421-5093 during regular business hours.
Electronic files may be submitted to:
shawneeplayhouseexecdir@gmail.com
Electronic files must be submitted in one of the following formats:
.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf
Conversion into one of these formats is the responsibility of the playwright.
Other formats will not be accepted.
Paper submissions may be mailed to:
Shawnee Original Playwrights Series
The Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware,  PA  18356

Shawnee places no limits on the genre, style, or length of plays submitted.
Production of Winning Play
Responsibility for final production of the play lies solely with Worthington Players.  The director will be chosen by the Executive staff of the Shawnee Playhouse.   No monetary prize or compensation is paid.
Each year, Worthington Players produces original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

LaBute New Theater Festival High School Submissions

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Deadline: April 19, 2020

Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward: The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length. Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.

Submissions should be sent to:
LaBute New Theater Festival,
St. Louis Actors’ Studio,
360 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, MO 63108

For more information: 314-458-2978 or help@stlas.org

Thursday, March 5, 2020

The East Village Playhouse Premier NYC One Act Festival

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Deadline:  March 20, 2020

The East Village Playhouse/Premier NYC One Act Festival is accepting submissions of one-act plays and musicals for its annual festival in May 2020 at the East Village Playhouse

The festival provides the use of the 30 seat storefront theater - including a small light and sound package -  for two days of tech rehearsals and two performances over one weekend, as well as inclusion in the festival press release and e-blast marketing, box office and ticketing services, front of house management, and one technical operator to run the light and soundboard. The festival will also be overseen by a producer and a general manager. The fee to participate is $500.

Participants must assemble their own creative team, stage management staff, and cast, as well as rehearse off-site, and cover the costs of sets, costumes, props, and any other production elements which are not part of the East Village Playhouse. Productions must be small in scope and cast size. Musicals must be able to be accompanied by a keyboard only.

Please email submissions to info@citykids.com by March 20th.

Please do not visit or drop off your submissions at the East Village Playhouse.

We look forward to receiving your one-act!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

2020 5th Annual One-Act Playwriting Jamboree

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Submission Deadline:  March 6, 2020

If playwright is a member of a professional playwright guild or recognized national or international playwright organization, this fee will be waived - but playwright must provided proof of membership with their submissions (a copy of the front and back of a membership card or membership letter on official letterhead).

Writers must submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less) maximum 2 plays per writer.

Our one-act jamboree is open to writers of all ages, stages, and locations around the world!
We are ESPECIALLY seeking new one-act plays that one might consider ground-breaking or boundary-pushing  and that invite audiences to think deeper or feel more deeply about issues and topics in the play. We also encourage female and minority playwrights to submit their plays for consideration. However, our readings are blind, meaning the members of our panel are not made aware of the age, race, gender, nationality, and/or religion of the playwright during the reading and selection process of plays. We do not discriminate in our play selection based on age, race, gender, nationality, or religion and all plays submitted are ultimately judged for plot, character development, dialogue, and overall quality.

Please send manuscripts, cover letter (see "How to Submit" below)
AND enclosed $20 reading fee***
** (waived for members of professional playwright organization, such as Dramatist Guild.
See below for more information and submission requirements for proof of membership)
(checks made payable to Rhino Theatre Group, LLC) to:

Rhino Theatre Group, LLC,
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442
Attention:  One Act Jamboree

You may also email your manuscripts and cover letter (see below for more info)  to joann@rhinotheatre.com  and then pay your $20 reading fee online.

Use the buttons below to submit your manuscript and to pay the reading fee (manuscripts will not be considered until fee is remitted).

If playwright is a member of a professional playwright guild or recognized national or international playwright organization, this fee will be waived - but playwright must provided proof of membership with their submissions (a copy of the front and back of a membership card or membership letter on official letterhead).


Make sure the subject is: One Act Submission

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the prize of a staged production of his or her play at the 5th Annual Rhino One Act Jamboree, which will be held on August 21 - 23, 2020 at Rhino Studio 237.

The production will have auditioned actors, directors chosen by committee, producers, stage managers, ushers/front of house, ticket takers and tech crew.

2020 5th Annual One-Act Playwriting Jamboree Terms and Conditions

Writers are encouraged to submit their one-act plays (run time of 20 minutes or less)

Plays will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Plot
  • Character Development
  • Dialogue    
  • Overall writing quality 

Submissions deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020

Playwrights are limited to two (2) submissions.

How to Submit:

Please read and follow our submission guidelines. Submissions that are incomplete or do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified. To enter your play, you must submit the following:

(1) Three (3) hard copies of your play (or email in advance for electronic submissions/Paypal payment).
 Plays should run 20 minutes or less and be written in the proper playwriting format (when in the proper format, running time is approximately one minute per page):
A list of characters with a brief physical description of each should also be included.
Plays should contain 15 or fewer actors.
One person plays are accepted.
No musicals, unless you are providing accompaniment.
Plays should have simple staging and technical needs.

 (2) A cover letter with the following information:
The name of your play
Your name full address, full contact information (including your e-mail and phone number)
A brief synopsis of your play (for publicity purposes if your play is selected)
A brief biography

(3) A check in the amount of $20 (US dollars) for each play submitted, made payable to: Rhino Theatre Group, LLC.  Please write "One-Act Jamboree" in the check's memo line.

The submission package must be sent to:
Rhino Theatre Group, LLC,
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ  07442
Attn:  One-Act Jamboree

Alternatively, the submission packet may b e-mailed to:
joann@rhinotheatre.com

Additional Information:

Submissions must be postmarked on or before March 6, 2020.
Plays will NOT be returned and will be recycled.
The entry fee is non-refundable.

If your play is chosen, a $50 participation fee will be required prior to auditions your play production.  As the playwright, you are invited to auditions and will have input regarding casting and production presentation.  However, Artistic Director may choose to exercise her authority regarding questionable content and/or presentation of the show with consideration and protection of the reputation of the company in its entirety.

Prizes:
At the conclusion of the jamboree, one winner will receive a $250 cash prize based on audience vote.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Theatre Three 24th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • 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, 2020.
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 2021 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 24th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Wellfleet Festival of One Act Plays

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Deadline: March 5, 2020

Outermost Performing Arts Center | Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater will present in cooperation with curator G.W. Mercure a Wellfleet Festival of One Act Plays, slated for July, 2020, in the Larry Phillips Performance Pavilion.

Collaborative, story-driven, and diverse, the Festival of One Act Plays is seeking to unite playwrights, directors, performers, and audiences in a range of dynamic theatre experiences through the presentation of short, unique plays crafted by new, emerging, and experienced playwrights and produced by an array of New England theatre devotees.

Submission Guidelines:
We are seeking plays of all kinds that will be no longer than fifteen minutes when performed. Previously performed or published plays are accepted for consideration. Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit one to two plays in any format to shorts@what.org by 03/05/2020.

The festival facilitators will contact the creators of the selected plays by 04/05/2020.

Selected Plays for Performance: The Wellfleet Festival of One Act Plays panel will finalize and announce all selected plays for performance by 04/01/2020. Playwrights will receive notification only if their play(s) was/were selected for performance, and the titles and authors of the selected plays will also be posted on the event’s web page.

To Submit: Please send all plays to shorts@what.org ,
or by physical mail to PO Box 797, Wellfleet, MA, 02667,
and include your contact information and play title(s).

Playwrights may only submit up to two plays maximum. Contact GW Mercure at shorts@what.org with any questions.
By Mail:
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Attention: One Act Play Festival Submission
PO Box 797 Wellfleet, MA, 02667
By Email: In Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send to: shorts@what.org

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Best Medicine Rep seeks plays for reading series

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Deadline: February 29, 2020

Best Medicine Rep is looking for scripts for next season's reading series! Deadline is February 29, 2020.

Restrictions: Must be comedy. 5 actors or fewer. Simple set. Written in English.

We prefer full-length, but will consider one acts and sketches.

Selected playwrights receive a stipend and consideration for full-production in our upcoming season.

Previous productions are okay, as long as the play has not been produced in the greater Washington/Baltimore area.

Please send full scripts as a pdf to BestMedSubmissions@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Summer Shorts 2020

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Deadline: February 28, 2020

We will be accepting submissions for our 2020 festival starting November 1, 2019. Please read our submission guidelines carefully. Plays that do not adhere to these rules will not be considered.

GUIDELINES:

Plays cannot have been previously produced in New York or published (previous workshops and/or staged readings are acceptable).

Plays should be between 20 and 30 minutes in length (we are not interested in 10-minute plays).

Plays should not require more than four actors.

Plays must include a cover page with the playwright’s contact info (email, phone and address).

Playwrights are expected to attend rehearsals. For that reason we limit submission to writers living in the tri-state area.

Deadline for submission is February 28th, 2020.

Plays may be submitted electronically in PDF format.

SUBMISSION FORM

Monday, February 17, 2020

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s 2020 New Works Festival

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Deadline: February 29, 2020

Cincinnati LAB Theatre is planning its seventh producing season and is now accepting submissions to fill two original play readings and two fully staged workshop productions. Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be producing two scripts as staged readings and two fully staged workshop productions over two weekends in a rotating festival format for the New Works Festival in the summer of 2020.

To be considered for a staged reading a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 30 minutes in length.

To be considered for a fully staged workshop production a playwright must submit an original, unpublished, fully realized script of at least 45 minutes in length that has previously had at least one verifiable staged reading.

Only plays with no more than 6 characters will be accepted.

Playwrights must be available to be present for at least 50% of the workshop/rehearsal process and during at least one performance. 

Plays previously produced as staged readings by Cincinnati LAB Theatre will be given special consideration for fully staged workshop productions.

Submissions for the two summer festival readings and the two summer festival productions will be accepted until February 29, 2020.

Submissions will be accepted by emailing a script to cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com.


Please attach the script to the email as a portable document file (.pdf) or as a Microsoft Word file (.doc). In the body of the email, please include the playwright’s full contact information.

Furthermore, if the play has been previously workshopped and/or had a staged reading, please provide all the pertinent details of the workshop and/or reading.

Please feel free to contact one of the artistic directors directly by emailing us at cincinnatilabtheatre@gmail.com if you have any questions for concerns. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch

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Deadline for CageMatch submissions sent via e-mail is March 1, 2020; 
post-mark deadline, if mailed, is February 24, 2020.

Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, California, is accepting submissions for our second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch. Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.

Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Grand prize for the chosen script.

We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. THT staff and community will select the top five submissions. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors which Town Hall provides.  On March 23, 2020, the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at Town Hall Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!

Our theme this year is: AMONG THE TREES.  The setting is a clearing among the trees, in a forest or woodland area, anywhere in the universe; there may be a doorway, portal or entranceway or two, and maybe even a window. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. We are also seeking scripts demonstrating gender parity. A lovers’ encounter or post-apocalyptic tale, perhaps?  We’re looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre is up to you!

Yes, you may submit more than one play.

 There is no restriction on plays that have been previously produced and/or published but they need to fit the theme and setting.

Playwrights will be notified by email whether they are chosen as one of the five performed playwrights.

Admission to the performance is $5 (free to our subscribers), and a token to vote for the winner is $5.

Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to cagematch@townhalltheatre.com or mailed to:

Town Hall Theatre, ATTN: Susan E. Evans, Artistic Director, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA  94549

PLEASE INCLUDE A MAILING ADDRESS  ON YOUR SUBMISSION.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival

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August 10 - September 6, Theatre One at Theatre Row

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59PM EST on Sunday, March 1, 2020. 

After paying the $25 Reader Fee, PLEASE submit your script immediately. Any script received AFTER 11:59 PM on the deadline date will be returned.


 This fee does not apply to members of the Dramatists Guild with proof of active membership.

All submissions must be made through www.broadwayboundfestival.com/submit. Late applications, applications mailed via the postal serve, e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted – no exceptions will be made.

FINALIST INTERVIEWS: End of March, 2020. Finalists will be interviewed by the Festival General Manager, via telephone/FaceTime/Skype.

PARTICIPANT INVITATION: Final acceptance offers will be made on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

CONTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION FEE DUE: 12PM (Noon) EST on Sunday, April 5, 2020. If invited to participate, your contract and non-refundable participation fee is due no later than 12PM (Noon) EST. If you miss this deadline, your spot will be offered to another finalist.

- No musicals or performance art pieces will be accepted.

- Performances must run 60-90 minutes, with no intermission. Scripts submitted may not run under 45 pages or over 80 pages in length.

- Scripts should follow standard format. Improperly formatted scripts will be automatically returned. If you have any concerns over script formatting, please visit the following links:
http://broadwayeducators.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Sample_Format_Page.pdf

- Only 20 plays will be accepted into the 2020 festival. You may submit up to two scripts per season. Only one script will be selected per playwright.

- Only unproduced works are eligible to participate in BBTF 2020. Shows that have had readings or been workshopped ARE eligible. Shows that have sold tickets to performances ARE NOT eligible.

- All participants are fully responsible for producing their own plays. This includes covering the costs of production (e.g. rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, etc.) and operation.

- BBTF will not accept applications filed by anyone other than the playwright themselves (barring legitimate medical reasons explained on the application).

- Playwrights submitting to BBTF are expected to play an active role in the production of their script, such is the spirit of the experience. Productions that have been found to have been handed off to an independent contractor will be subject to cancellation.

- Applicants may not act in or direct their own shows. This includes solo shows. We expect the energy of our participants to be solely focused on the BBTF playwriting/producing experience.

- BBTF participants may not stage any other productions of the accepted play (in part, or in its entirety) in the tri-state area during or up to 12 weeks prior to or post the BBTF opening and closing dates, August 10 - September 6, 2020. This includes productions that decide to participate and later withdraw from BBTF 2020 prior to the festival's commencement.

- International playwrights are welcome to submit to BBTF using the same blind submission process as any other applicant. We strongly suggest international applicants enlist a NYC-based co-producer to help with the marketing, housing, and financing that go hand in hand with producing in NYC.

- Playwrights who receive a “conditional acceptance” are expected to take a second look at their play through the lens of our critique and perform the necessary rewrites to meet the BBTF standard for staging.

- By submitting an Application and choosing to participate in the Festival, applicant acknowledges and agrees that if applicant if selected as a Participant, applicant will not disclose to any person or third party the fact that applicant was selected until notified by BBTF that such disclosure is permitted.

- Applicants understand that BBTF is a professional environment and we hold our participants to a professional standard from commencement. We expect open communication during the rehearsal process so that by your performance dates, you can confidently present a quality finished production, completely off-book, and in adherence to to BBTF festival rules.

Critiques, Fees and Further Production
BBTF takes pride that:
- A blind submission process allows for the selection of the highest caliber of writing. This means that all selections are based on the merits of the submission and does not allow the process not be lead (whether consciously or unconsciously) by the expectations inspired by the author's institutional affiliation, reputation (or lack thereof), gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, abilities, age, sexual preference or orientation.
- All submissions are read in full by the Festival Director and at least one other professional playwright.
- Upon completion of the decision-making process, BBTF will email you a critique of your script, which should help you understand the reason your play was or was not selected to participate in the festival. Our critiques provide professional feedback of your work.
- We are most proud of the support we at BBTF give our playwrights. If your play is selected to participate in BBTF we promise to never put our stamp on it should it go on to be successful post festival. BBTF neither requires any acknowledgment of its festival in future productions, nor does it take a percentage of any future revenues or require the distribution of producer points, nor will it instigate negotiations for credit should any participating production be approached with financial interest during or after the festival.

- There is a one-time, non-refundable $1000 total participation fee, which includes everything stated in the contract.
- The BBTF participation fee covers three full performances in The Lion Theater in Theatre Row as well as all the tools we feel playwrights need to effectively and affordably produce and market their plays, including regular information packets, workshops, and a private Facebook forum.

Monday, February 3, 2020

The Big Bear Theatre Project | Big Bear Lake, CA | TOXIC LOVE

DO NOT SEND - THEY HAVE REACHED 300 PLAYS SUBMITTED AND ARE CLOSING THE CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.


Deadline: February 29, 2020

Seeking short plays that focus on the theme of toxic love for a series of produced one-acts.

Selected plays will be performed at the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center from April 3-5 & 9-11.

Following the success of Love’s Illusions (5 Plays in 73 Minutes) in 2019, The Big Bear Theatre Project’s new play festival returns for two weekends in April, 2020 in beautiful Big Bear Lake, CA.

The project is seeking original, short one act plays; ideal length 10-15 minutes with 20-minute maximum. Previously produced plays are acceptable. Playwrights may submit up to three (3) plays maximum.

Eligibility : Open to any genre, as long as it incorporates the festival’s theme of toxic love (i.e. relationships people have with food, work, individuals, etc.) .

When/Where : April 2020, Big Bear Lake, CA
Contact: info@bigbeartheatreproject.com

To Submit: Please send all plays to The Big Bear Theatre Project by email and include your contact information and play(s) title. In the Subject line, please write “One Act Play Festival Submission: [Your Name]” and send it to Christine Drew Benjamin at info@bigbeartheatreproject.com.

Contact Information:
Christine Drew Benjamin, Managing Director
info@bigbeartheatreproject.com



The Big Bear Theatre Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to producing professional quality shows for Big Bear audiences. The company is working to create a resident repertory company to stimulate economic and cultural development in our beautiful mountain community and beyond.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

City Theatre of Independence Playwright Festival 2020

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Deadline: February 7, 2020

THEME: Missouri
  • Eight short plays shall be selected for production in August 2020.
  • All submissions must be original, unpublished, one-act plays of between 10 and 15 minutes in length. No submission fee required.
  • Submissions must be received between February 1 and February 7, 2020.  The email address is playwrightsubmissionscti@gmail.com.
  • The first 75 qualifying submissions will be accepted.  After this quota is reached, no additional submissions will be accepted.
  • Any script selected for production will be presented in its originally submitted form. No post-submission changes will be allowed.
  • Any submission not adhering to the following shall be eliminated from consideration.
  • All scripts must be submitted electronically via email in .pdf format. Two (2) copies of the script must be submitted. One (1) with all author identifying information the other MUST be completely Blind (NO author information).
  • Scripts must include:
  • A separate cover page with the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and a short biography of the playwright
  • A cast of characters with descriptions
  • A brief synopsis
  • Numbered pages
  • Playwrights will be notified via e-mail when their manuscript is received.
  • Playwrights shall not submit more than two plays to be considered per festival year.
  • Playwrights will be notified by May 15, 2020, if their play has been selected for production.
  • Plays selected for production will be listed on our website, citytheatreofindependence.org.
  • All production and publication rights remain the property of the playwright.
  • City Theatre of Independence shall have the right to produce selected scripts without payment of royalties.
  • Production will be at the discretion of City Theatre of Independence.
  • Only stage plays will be considered. Musical, film or TV scripts will not be selected for production.
  • All submissions must be original, unpublished, and not presented or produced prior to June 1, 2020.
  • Scripts will be judged on concept, dramatic action, characterization, cast size, and dialogue. Technical requirements will be noted.
  • Critical analysis or feedback will not be provided.
  • Playwrights should be aware that the size of our stage is limited. There are no opportunities for elaborate scene changes.
  • Please consider our audience and do not send sexually explicit or gratuitously violent or obscene scripts.
SUBMIT YOUR PLAY:
Please send an email to: playwrightsubmissionscti@gmail.com with the following:
Name
Email
Phone
Title of Play
A Brief Synopsis of Play
Attach Two (2) Copies of the Play (Word Document or PDF)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

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Submissions are now OPEN for the 2020 Main-Stage Festival

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 6 through 19 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues

Categories: Full length plays; One-Act Plays; Choreographed Dance pieces; Thematic new Solo Shows, comedic or Dramas; Musicals; Opera; Cabaret; Unimaginable . . . ? – Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes.

The CREATIVITY is yours; the OVERHEAD is ours. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council there are no application fees or participation fees required, and all productions earn a box office share.

We provide:

ADA and AEA approved performance venues
AEA approved venue insurance
Technical, Booth, & Front-of-house Staff
Repertory Lighting Plot & Sound system, with Video available
On-line, real-time ticketing service with audit trail
Glossy, full-color Festival brochures
Networking events & Marketing assistance for all shows
Optional co-production plans* for higher box-office shares
Deadline:  Monday, February 10th.

Click on the APPLY button below to go to the full Application Form. Please download a study copy so you can later complete the form in one online session (required). Note: Your planned production cannot have been produced before in the 15 months preceding the July Festival. If you are producing an Out-Of-Town show (25 miles from New York City) be prepared to submit local contracts, and accept one of our co-production plans.

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