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Saturday, August 6, 2022

Black Swamp Players: Telling Stories Playwriting Contest

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Deadline: December 31, 2022 5PM

Bowling Green Ohio

This year’s Telling Stories Playwriting Contest deadline is December 31 at 5 PM. The winning play will receive a full-scale production during our 2023-2024 season.

The competition is open to any one-act or full length play that has not received a full-scale production (staged readings don’t count). The play must have a run time of 30 minutes to two hours. Plays in any genre will be considered.

The winning script will receive a full-scale production during the Players’ 2023-2024  season.

PDF of the script along with a cover letter should be sent to president@blackswampplayers.org.

Friday, August 5, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL FALL/WINTERFEST 2022 - THEATER/FESTIVAL/COMPETITION

 Few Spots left in December 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 250 MUSICALS.

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.


PRIZES:
We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.

Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience.  Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 


Prize categories include: 


BEST PRODUCTION $3,500


BEST SHORT $500


MOST CREATIVE PRODUCTION $500


BEST DIRECTOR $500


2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 


2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 


BEST SINGER $500


BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300



YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage! 

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 18 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!


Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75  seats. A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run.  It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′. Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had not previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?  
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4  hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes.   
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do, will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions and you will see immediate the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community.  All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 
  • Prime performance hours
We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 2 months, each production has time to breathe.
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

  • LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT AND APPRECIATION THAT YOU DESERVE AS A WRITER AND AS AN ARTIST. 
 
Submit your play to NYC theatre’s best kept secret TODAY.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

TEDxAsburyPark ’s 1act.1idea is accepting submissions of short plays

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Deadline: September 30, 2022

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

TEDxAsburyPark ’s 1act.1idea is accepting submissions of short plays (8- 18 minutes run time) with a big idea worth sharing. 

We seek original work that focuses our hearts and minds on any of these themes: Collaboration, Determination, Democracy, Diversity, and/or "All Together Now". 

We seek well-developed characters that entertain and enlighten us. Our preferences are for small casts and minimal sets.

We encourage playwrights to participate with us as we together explore these themes.

About 40 accepted plays will be produced in a Zoom reading with professional actors, with discussion.
About 6 plays will be produced live on stage in the spring of 2023, and may be recorded and edited as either a TED talk or as a 1act.1idea production.

Within 45 days of submission, we strive to get back to you. Be patient with us as we expect over 1000 submissions. We appreciate your creativity, imagination, and original ideas and characters.

Submit to play project https://tedxasburypark.submittable.com/submit

Website is 1act1idea,com and tedxasbury.com

One play per writer please- any questions
John.orefice@tedxasbury.com

Monday, August 1, 2022

Fleas on the Dog is open for play submissions

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Plays. plays. PLAYS (the play’s the thing.) 4 ( four) Issue 12. That’s Twelve! The 1 after 11. All you’ve got to lose is your reputation and self respect. Is that asking too much? 

We are a collective of writers/editors who publish a non profit online magazine for those who are on the avant garde and outside the box. 

WHAT WE LIKE 

Fiction: We take pretty much everything. Mainstream, traditional, literary, barbaric yawps, flash, metafiction, experimental, sci/fi, speculative, fantasy, mystery, micro, nano, grunge, bad (but it better be good!), modernist, post-modernist, spamlit, kitschlit, retro, metro, outsider, novel excerpts, graphic stories, even comics. Our only criterion is quality. 

Poetry: Up to ten poems any style.

Plays: Any style up to five acts. 

Screenplays: any subject, any length.

Politically incorrect is welcome as long as it doesn’t devolve into invective!!

WHO YOU ARE

Anybody whose engines burn when they write. You can have won literary awards or never published at all. Degrees don’t impress us—it’s your work that matters. 

ONLINE PUBLISHING GUIDELINES  

Submissions are now open. There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. 

Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

 Include the genre (fiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  

Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. 

Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. 

Submit to only one category per issue. 

We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. 

If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Coachella Valley Festival for Young Playwrights 2022-23

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Deadline: December 9, 2022

From Picture to Performance



Are you a playwright between the ages of 12 and 19? Would you love to see your play produced in a stage reading at our upcoming playwrights festival? If you are, then this is the contest for you!

Please read over our submission rules and then write and submit! We look forward to receiving your play!

Submission Rules

Deadline: Plays must be submitted online by Friday, December 9, 2022.

Fees: There are NO fees for submitting your work to the Festival.

Eligibility: Playwrights must be between the ages of 12 -19 on March 24, 2023; co-written plays are allowed, provided all writers meet the age requirement.

Content: Original plays must be inspired from the art piece provided. This year’s art piece is Michael Angelo Hernandez’s Walk in My Shoes. The art inspiration may be literal or figurative, but the play must be related to the art piece.

Characters: Each play is limited to a maximum of 6 characters.

Length of Plays: Minimum 10 minutes, Maximum 50 minutes (Pages: Approximately 10 to 60 pages in length.)

Format: All plays must have a title page and numbered script pages. (Please see sample title page and script sample below.)

Submission Form: All applicants must submit an electronic submission form with: Play Title, Playwright(s) Name, Playwright(s) Email Address, Playwright(s) Phone Number, Playwright(s) Home Address, Playwright(s) Date of Birth with year, Age, School Name and Teacher (if applicable). The submission form can be found at the bottom of this section.

Notification: We will contact festival competition winners by January 31, 2023.

Festival Cash Prize: A cash prize of $200 for the top 3 plays will be awarded to the playwrights.

*Please note that $200 will be awarded for the play; if there are multiple playwrights for a winning play, the prize money will be shared between the winning playwrights of that play.

Stage Reading Performance: The three winning plays will be performed by professional actors as a staged reading at the Coachella Valley Festival for Young Playwrights on March 25 and 26, 2023.

Play Selection: All plays will be read and selected by a team of professional theatre artists.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

SOOP to Nuts Short Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: September 19, 2022
(space permitting)

November 4 - November 19

Welcome to the 3rd Annual SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!)

FESTIVAL DATES: November 4th – 19th, 2022 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.

NUMBER OF PLAYS: There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH: one-act plays between ten and thirty minutes (no more or less!).

PARTICIPANTS: submissions may be made by any playwright, age 18 or older.

FEES: there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee to participate.

FORMAT: plays should be submitted in English, in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted through our STN submission form at the bottom of this page.

SUBMISSION LIMITS: Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props. No children’s/young adult plays. No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS: If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) and rehearsing of your piece. SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be, but we make no guarantees that we can staff your piece! You are responsible for all rehearsals – SOOP will provide each play selected one free rehearsal slot in our studio space (schedule TBD), in addition to the required tech in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props. A list will be made available to all participants. That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM. Lighting will be a simple wash (lights up-lights down), sound cues can be used if provided – once again, MINIMAL and SIMPLE!

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semi-finalists will be chosen. These will be chosen on a rolling admissions basis between July 15th and September 19th, with registration due once accepted! Once all spots are filled and confirmed, we will no longer accept new submissions. 

DEADLINE (space permitting) is 9/19/22.
Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 4 – 6) OR the second weekend (Nov 11 – 13).

Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *6 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipients from ALL the evenings will determine the fifth and sixth finalist).

The six finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Nov 19th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

Edgemar Center for the Arts submission guidelines

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No deadline listed

Edgemar Center for the Arts, Acting school, located in Santa Monica, CA, is currently accepting submissions for our on-going season. We are asking for full length, and one act plays of any genre. There is no submission fee. Guidelines to submitting are as followed:

We ask for a synopsis of the work, full work, bio of author, etc. so we may learn as much possible about the author and work.

All materials can be emailed to  edgemarliterary@gmail.com.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Theatre Viscera: SEND US YOUR QUEER PLAYS!

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Deadline: August 15, 2022
Or they reach a submission cap of 100

We will be accepting play submissions from June 15th until 5pm (PST) August 15th.

WE ARE ACCEPTING PLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE 2023 SEASON OF THEATRE VISCERA AND THE THEATRE VISCERA PODCAST. 

PLEASE READ THROUGH THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES THOROUGHLY AS SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT ADHERE TO THEM WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

We accept plays written by queer (LGBTQIA+) playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers.

We have a preference for plays about/by transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming folx.

You may send us full length plays, one acts, or collections of ten minutes. Total submissions must be at least 30 minutes long when read.

We are considering plays for full production, but have more slots available for plays to be read on the podcast, if your play is an audio play please specify that.

We are not accepting musicals at this time.

Please send your scripts to theatreviscera@gmail.com with the subject line “2023 Play Submission” send your plays as .doc, .docx, or .pdf

Your submission must include a character breakdown and short synopsis.

Plays must be formatted appropriately, standard play format is preferred but if your piece requires unique formatting just let us know.

Plays must be paginated and in a readable 12pt font.

Submissions are limited to 1 per playwright.

If we’ve already read and declined a piece in previous submission cycles, please do not submit revisions unless specifically requested.

Theatre Viscera reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

WE HAVE A SUBMISSION CAP OF 100, ONCE WE RECEIVE OUR 100TH PLAY SUBMISSION WE WILL ANNOUNCE THE PREMATURE CLOSURE OF THE SUBMISSION PERIOD. FROM THAT ANNOUNCEMENT, WE WILL CLOSE SUBMISSIONS AT 5PM THE NEXT DAY.

For more playwriting opportunities, check out https://playsubmissionshelper.com/
YOU CAN EMAIL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT THEATREVISCERA@GMAIL.COM

Friday, July 22, 2022

The Overtime Theater 2022 WokeFEST

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Deadline: July 23, 2022  

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from playwrights for WokeFEST, a showcase of progressive, activist, and political plays. The chosen play will be given a staged reading or a staged production August 5-27, 2022 at the Overtime Theater. The script submissions window is open from April 26, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2022. 

In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session or a fully staged production. 

The purpose of this program is to give new and seasoned playwrights an opportunity to further develop new works. 

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the progressive, political, and activist spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining. 

 For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. Cover letters should include a synopsis. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

 The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s presentation. 

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. 

Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. July 23, 2022.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Obsidian seeks one-act plays or short scenes

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Deadline:  October 16, 2022 

Submit via Submittable

Submit one act or a collection of short scenes no longer than twenty (20) pages in the Samuel French format. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained.

Celebrating over forty-seven years of continuous publication, Obsidian supports—through publication and critical inquiry—the contemporary poetry, fiction, drama/performance, visual and media art of Africans globally. A premier platform dedicated to African and African Diaspora Literatures, Obsidian is published biannually in print, and year round online.

Monday, July 18, 2022

Now Accepting Submissions for ReOrient Festival of Short Plays 2023

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Deadline: July 30, 2022

Produced once every two-years, ReOrient Festival showcases the diversity of voices and aesthetics from the Middle East and its worldwide diaspora in a curated festival of short plays produced biennially in San Francisco. The submission deadline for consideration in ReOrient Festival 2023 is July 30, 2022.

Eligibility:

• Plays by playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage on any topic

• Plays about the Middle East by playwrights of any cultural heritage

• Plays must be in English

Submission Guidelines:

• Complete the ReOrient Festival of Short Plays Submission Form.

• Upload a pdf of your play to the Play Submission Form.

• Length: 10-30 minutes. One submission only per playwright

Areas of interest include:

• Comedies: political satire, romantic comedies

• Plays that experiment with non-realistic forms, non-linear or physically-based storytelling

• Plays that explore aspects of immigrant or family life

• Adaptations of classical texts and or historical figures

• Exploration of Middle Eastern performance traditions

Deadline: July 30, 2022

For Inquiries please email: submissions@goldenthread.org Subject Line: ReOrient 2023

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Calling all playwrights to submit a holiday play for Suburban Holidays XI

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Deadline: July 31, 2022

Quannapowitt Players, Inc. is seeking new plays for Suburban Holidays XI for 2022, our popular annual holiday themed play festival and fundraiser. We are proud to be presenting our eleventh year of holiday shows! 

Play submissions should be between ten and twenty minutes in length and focus on a holiday. 

All holidays are welcome! In the past we have produced plays centered on Arbor Day, Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Day, Halloween, Mother’s Day, Kwanza, Hanukkah, and Christmas, just to list a few! We appreciate large casts (within reason), and also welcome smaller shows. Plays featuring children are also welcome. Also, please keep in mind that we do try to keep the festival family friendly, so plays with excessive profanity are discouraged.

Each year, we select five or six shows from the submissions. All submissions are also kept on record and consulted for future years as well. Selected playwrights will receive a $100 stipend and their play will be produced as part of Suburban Holidays Eleven. Suburban Holidays productions are full productions that include lights, sound, and costumes, but minimal set.

The deadline for play submissions is July 31, 2022. All playwrights will be contacted by August 31, 2022, regardless of whether their play has been selected or not. If you have submitted a play in the past, please do not resubmit the same play without significant revisions. Any questions, and all submissions, should be directed to Nick Gould at qpsuburbanholidays@gmail.com. We look forward to reading your work!

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The 24th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays (2023)

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Deadline: September 30, 2022

Each season, The Festival receives approximately 350 submissions. Since its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world and produced 126 world premieres by 99 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and seven plays each season.

Guidelines:
  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children's plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 12
  • Length maximum: 40 minutes (no minimum)
  • Settings: Simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions.
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • All submissions should be emailed in PDF format to Jeffrey@theatrethree.com
  • Scripts must be received by September 30, 2022.
Cover sheet of the play should include title, author, author's address, author's telephone number, and author's e-mail; a short synopsis is encouraged but not required. Any stage play format is acceptable. Multiple submissions should be made in the same email. In addition, a resume may be included as a separate attachment in the same email. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances (dates to be determined in winter-spring 2023), at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three's Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract and will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or 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.

Final selection of plays will be in late 2022.

Friday, July 15, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL FALL/WINTERFEST 2022 - THEATER/FESTIVAL/COMPETITION

Few Spots left in December 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN UNITED STATES. WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 19TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,000 PRODUCTIONS SO FAR + 250 MUSICALS.

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION


Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. Now accepting submissions only from playwrights who live no farther than 30 miles from Manhattan.


PRIZES:
We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.

Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience.  Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 


Prize categories include: 


BEST PRODUCTION $3,500


BEST SHORT $500


MOST CREATIVE PRODUCTION $500


BEST DIRECTOR $500


2 BEST ACTOR $500 each 


2 BEST ACTRESS $500 each 


BEST SINGER $500


BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300


BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300



YOU WILL RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM YOUR AUDIENCE TO HAVE THE POSSIBILITY TO IMPROVE ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION IF YOU DESIRE

Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical live on a New York City in Manhattan Stage!

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 18 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!


Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75  seats. A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and plenty of storage
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 85 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run.  It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. You are also free to use our projector that projects a back stage image of 21×12′. Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use even for those that had not previous experience. You do not need to be a tech person to use them. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?  
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4  hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2 hours, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes.   
What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all offered somewhere else? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do, will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions and you will see immediate the difference. Large posters and detailed information. 
You can share the link of the post that we create for you without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community.  All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 
  • Prime performance hours
We give you only ideal prime time slots, 30 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 2 months, each production has time to breathe.
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

  • LAST, BUT NOT LEAST: YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH THE RESPECT AND APPRECIATION THAT YOU DESERVE AS A WRITER AND AS AN ARTIST. 
 
Submit your play to NYC theatre’s best kept secret TODAY.

Monday, July 11, 2022

The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language

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Deadline: August 31, 2022

Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for works with a running time of at least 40 minutes.

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

Conditions for Consideration

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

Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.

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

No works under 40 minutes are eligible.

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

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

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

Submit Your Play

We accept English-language plays from anywhere in the world.

Submission deadline for 2022: August 31, 2022. Submissions open in March 2022.

Submission portfolio must include:
This Google form: https://forms.gle/qwWhmqBiLb6cViBg8
The play in standard script format, upload via the Google form or emailed as an attachment to submissions@synecdocheworks.org

Optional:
C.V. or resume.

Applicants under the age of majority in their home countries will need the permission of a legal guardian in order to accept an award from Synecdoche Works.

Submission constitutes acceptance of the Fellowship’s terms and conditions.

* Synecdoche Works will make reasonable efforts to facilitate an online video reading, but the reading is not guaranteed.

Friday, July 1, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

 PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS


Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing. 

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Monday, June 27, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ONE ACT PLAY ANTHOLOGY 'HELLO GODOT'

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Deadline:  July 10, 2022

Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for Special One Act Play Anthology 'Hello Godot!'. Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per
the following guidelines:

1. The One Act Play must have GODOT (Reference 'Waiting for Godot') as a character OR motif OR there should be recurring reference of GODOT in the work.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

3. Absurd plays will be preferred.

4. Maximum 3 submissions.

5. You can send one-act play (Maximum 15 pages for each work).

6. Also send a summary of the work.

7. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

8. Submission deadline: July 10, 2022 (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before July 20th, 2022 through email.).

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (Maximum 70 words) of playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:
Legal Name:
Pen name (if any):
Snail mail address:

4. The playwright must send a high resolution photo of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

Organization's name: Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Aboutface’s Newvember New Plays Festival 2022 Call for Submissions

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Deadline: July 15, 2022 5PM IST

The 10th annual NEWvember New Plays Festival
3rd to 6th November 2022 at Smock Alley Theatre

NEWvember is a festival of rehearsed readings of new plays that takes place over one weekend in Dublin, produced by the theatre company AboutFACE. There is no fee for submissions and all plays are read blind of name or gender by our panel. The spirit of NEWvember is to provide a dynamic, interactive and comfortable place where writers can hear their plays read by professional actors, and discuss their work and creative process with the audience.

2019 marked NEWvember’s third year in Dublin after 5 years in New York. AboutFACE co-created and co-produced NEWvember at the Carpenter Shop Theatre in the village of Tivoli in upstate New York, with our partners Tangent Theatre, from 2011 to 2015. During this time, NEWvember was highly successful – drawing large audiences, including breaking the box office record for the venue on successive nights; and finding massive interest from writers – by its fifth year, submissions reached nearly 500 plays a year and rehearsed readings of new work by over 30 playwrights had been presented, while several plays developed at the festival have gone on to Off-Broadway and regional American productions. NEWvember then moved to Dublin, Ireland, where the festival was held in 2017 at Belvedere House, in 2018 at The New Theatre and in 2019 at Smock Alley and The Civic. 2020’s festival during the pandemic took place online.

We are now pleased to invite submissions of new plays for the 2022 NEWvember festival:

CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSIONS
  • submitted plays should be previously unproduced (we will consider plays that have had readings before but are still in development)
  • plays should have a cast size of 2-8
  • plays should have a running time of 30 to 120 minutes
  • we will only accept one submission per writer each year
  • we are interested in plays from playwrights based in Ireland, and Irish playwrights around the world
  • we ask that the writers of the chosen plays attend the reading of their play towards its further development and to be present for a post-reading Q&A with the audience
  • there is no fee for submissions
  • while we are open to all styles and subjects, we do have a preference for narrative and character-driven stories. Plays will be selected based on their originality, range, production potential, narrative quality and emotional resonance
PROCESS OF SUBMISSION:

Please submit your play via our online application form at

https://aboutfacetheatre.ie/newvember/

You will be asked to includeyour play as a PDF (without the writer’s name, email or other identifying marks on any page throughout the script – to aid our blind reading process). The script should include a character list. Please ensure the file name of your play matches the name of the play e.g. theweir.pdf

Within the form, you will be asked to include your name, play title and contact details (location, email and phone), which will be kept in a database unseen by the reading panel.

SUBMISSION DATES:

The closing date for submissions is Friday July 15th 2022 (5pm Irish time).

Please note that these criteria will be applied strictly and any submissions made after the closing date or not following the submission guidelines will not be considered. In addition, our festival’s reading panel will not be able to provide feedback on specific plays or on the status of your application.

The writers of the plays that have been shortlisted will be contacted in September and will be asked to send any updated version of their play, as this will be the final version considered and the version read at the festival if chosen.

The invited plays will be announced in October.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Wordsmyth is now accepting play submissions for our 2023 New Play Reading Series

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Deadline: June 30, 2022 11:59 PM

Wordsmyth Theater Company (Houston, TX) is now accepting one-act or two-act play submissions for our New Play Reading Series for 2023. 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 11:59 PM, June 30, 2022.
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 (including in the file name). All relevant playwright information must be included in the form.
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, 2023, you may assume your script was not accepted, and please accept our apologies for not notifying you.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL COMPETITION. Fall/Winterfest 2022

PLAYS/MUSICALS - TOTAL PRIZES $7,500 - FIRST PRIZE $3,500 - FULL LENGTHS - ONE ACTS - SHORTS - SOLOS

Best actress $500, Best Supporting Actress 500, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor $500, Best Director $500, Singer $500, Best Short $500, Most Creative Play or Musical $500, Best Music Score $300, Best Choreography $200

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

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All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long.
Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETE NEW CAST AND CREW

ONLY ONE SUBMISSION PER PLAYWRIGHT IS PERMITTED

Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate.

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You can take advantage of our Audience Feedback System.

We find that it is usually constructive for playwrights and other members of a production team to receive audience feedback concerning the quality of their productions.

If you so choose, the Festival will reach out to all audience members who attended your production, with a questionnaire they can fill out, answering specific questions and providing general feedback.

Audience input can be very helpful if you are shaping your show for another run, or simply a rewrite. We believe this process will help perfect your production, or can simply help you to learn and grow as an artist for your next production.

WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 18TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,100 PLAY SO FAR + 260 MUSICALS.

Plays and Musicals must be unproduced or produced before 2017 in which case the run must include a completely new cast and crew.



Submit to be among the plays and musicals in a Festival/Competition that is WOWING New Yorkers.

 

 

to submit, go to:

http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/


Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition. 


PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the best play or musical.
Can you find another festival that gives away this much money in prizes? Our winners are selected by the festival’s team, so it’s not simply some “popularity contest” based on whoever brings in the largest audience. Sometimes the most “non-glitzy” smallest budget productions with the fewest audience members win first prize, simply because it was excellent. We love sincere, heart-felt performances, and honest writing.

Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Spring/Summerfest festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length. The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons - 10 continuous years of activity. Read below to find out why!

Why is New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and original plays?

Simple.

We offer:
  • A quality venue.
75 beautiful red fabric seats . A stage the size of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (30’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors and sink, and a clean and functional bathroom.
  • Need set/prop pieces? No problem.

What other festival offers you the use of 100 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we also offer free storage for all your hand props for the duration of your run. It’s no fun double parking your truck outside of theaters for every performance, only to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run. Don’t sweat it. We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props: https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/ 

  • Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights that can create a flush in a full range of deep colors for your scenes. 

  • If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music? We also have a good upright piano you can use

  • We offer very long techs.
Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (60-90 minute) we give 4 hours for your tech.
For a One-Act (30-45 minute) we give you 2.5 hours for your tech, For a Short (5-20 minute) we give you 60 minutes for your tech.

What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!) We don’t want to risk your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare. We want you to feel confident with how it will look. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time. (After all, time is money!)
  • What’s more important than advertising your show?
Many festival websites do not advertise your show. Many that do will have mundane descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our pages with previous productions. Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can share the link without embarrassment and send it to your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!
Check out our posts:
https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/
  • No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times, and performances. You will always see a familiar face! Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team. You will never have to wait days for a response. Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.
  • Award ceremony
An unforgettable award ceremony at the end of the festival to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues, similar to the Oscars!

Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

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