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Thursday, November 21, 2019

BBC 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition

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The 27th International Radio Playwriting Competition, hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, is open for submission of scripts from around the world. According to the hosts, the competition “offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to use the medium of radio drama to reach an international audience.” The competition opened for entries on the 1st of October, 2019, and closes by midnight (GMT) on the 31st of January, 2020. Two winners will be selected: those with English as a first language category and the English as a second language category.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
  • Writers from anywhere in the world, who live outside the UK, are eligible to apply.
  • Both established and emerging writers are welcome to apply.
  • Writers must be 18 years or older.
How to Apply
  • Send a script of 53 minutes. Note that the script must have up to six central characters.
  • Send a synopsis which outlines your play. The synopsis must be no longer than 400 words.
  • The play must be written substantially or entirely in English.
  • Entries must be submitted in one of the following ways:
  • By post to the following address: International Playwriting Competition 2020, BBC Radio Drama, Room 6015 BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, United Kingdom
  • Or, by email to the following email address: radioplay@bbc.co.uk
  • All entries must be accompanied by a completed copy of the entry form which can be downloaded here. All required boxes must be completed.

Prizes:

£2500 sterling for the two winners.
A broadcast of the winning play on the BBC World Service.
A trip to London for the winner to see the winning play being recorded for broadcast.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

And Toto Too seeks plays by women

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We are now accepting submissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Woman playwright

Full length or long one acts

Play may not have had fully produced performances in Colorado, readings are fine

7 or less characters (do not double up your characters to make it fit)

Finished plays only

Minimal settings (our theatre space seats only 56 and won't handle multiple sets)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic only (if you send a hard copy it will be returned to sender unopened)

First 10 pages

Production History

Synopsis

If these guidelines are not followed your script will not be read.  We will contact you only if we are interested in seeing a full script.  We do not give feedback on why your play was not accepted. Thank you for submitting we look forward to reading your work.

Send to submissions@andtototoo.org

Monday, November 18, 2019

One-Act New Plays Workshop 2020

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The Theatre of Western Springs (Illinois) Directors’ Workshop Program One-Act NEW PLAYS WORKSHOP August, 2020.

Anyone interested in submitting a script for consideration should follow these One Act Play Submission Guidelines:

Submission Deadline: January 9, 2020

Notification of Selected Plays: June, 2020 (earlier if possible)
Entry Fee: None

  •  Plays must not have been previously produced or published.
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a lager work or work-in-progress.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 15 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • If you’d like to, please include play’s development history as a separate document. e.g. had a staged reading at Chicago Dramatist. If none, not necessary.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 117-seat black box theater.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay). Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, TWS shall be named as “first
  • produced”
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted in August 2020 (exact dates unknown at this time) at The Theatre of Western Springs with at least three performances.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance.

 Submission process:
Preferred:

For direct submissions, please email the two files to:
DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2020 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.

You may mail your submission to:
2020 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

Any Questions should be directed to:
TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com
Please do not call TWS.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Secret Theater - The ACT ONE: ONE ACT Festival 2020

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January - February 2020

Submission Deadline: Dec 15th 2019

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A ROLLING SUBMISSION POLICY WHICH MEANS WE PICK PLAYS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED SO WAITING UNTIL THE DEADLINE IS NOT ADVISED.

The Act One: One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 5th annual festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One-Act Festivals. We also promote playwrights through publishing anthologies of the winning plays; all of the final plays, including the festival winner, are offered a non-exclusive publishing agreement. We have currently published 5 volumes of short plays.

No fee to submit or produce.
• $100 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actress

• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performances]

• The final selected plays are eligible for publishing in Top Secret Books’ The LIC One Act Festival Vol 5 on a non-exclusive basis.

Guidelines:
• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference is given to plays that have not been produced before. Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure. We cannot accept plays that are longer than 20 minutes so even 25 is a rejection, we don’t want to waste your time.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting the director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)

• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)

• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.

• We will divide selected plays into three or four programs, selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.

Equity Showcases are permitted - we are the presenting organization but will help through the process of registering and will provide the appropriate insurance certificate for Actor Equity Assoc.

ONLINE FORM - SUBMIT HERE

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St, LIC NY 11101

Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts” 2019

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LOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival (Binghamton NY) featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below.

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props.

Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright.

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL

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UPDATE!!!  SOOP to NUTS Short-Play Festival moved to FEBRUARY!
We have received many submissions for our festival, but a number of you expressed concerns about the short turn-around time.  We agree and have decided that in order to ensure our first festival is a successful one, we will move it out to February.  The new dates are February 14th - 29th!  We will hold ALL of our current submissions for consideration for a spot in the new schedule - if you have already submitted and DO NOT wish to have your play considered for the new time-line, please email info@sooptheatre.org and let us know!  See below for the updated details:

FESTIVAL DATES:  February 14th - 29th, 2020 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 no less than ten minutes, no longer than thirty minutes.

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions must be made by playwrights, age 18 or older, who live in the tri-state area (NY, NJ, CT).

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

LANGUAGE: plays must be submitted in English.

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted  to info@sooptheatre.org  Playwrights should also include a brief bio of their writing accomplishments. PLEASE DO NOT MAIL HARD COPIES of anything!

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) of your piece.  SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be.  You are also responsible for all rehearsal – SOOP will provide each play selected some free rehearsal time in our studio space (schedule TBD), as well as a tech opportunity 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.

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:

1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semifinalists will be chosen.

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Feb 14 - 16) OR the second weekend (Feb 21 - 23).

3. Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *5 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipient from ALL the evenings will be the fifth finalist).

4. The five finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Feb 29th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

DEADLINE:  All scripts for consideration MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN December 20, 2019!


Thursday, November 14, 2019

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg 2020 Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition

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We present a new challenge for 2020!

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our seventh annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival, but this year we are changing things up a bit. Read on to discover how.

Once again, we will be awarding cash prizes to our winners. Each of our three winners will receive $550. 

Please note that you can write in any style you choose; this is not a “Shakespeare” writing competition, so plays in any genre are welcome.

However, this year we are presenting a new challenge to playwrights. Plays will be limited to a maximum of three characters! Your play should also be no longer than 30 minutes. This allows us to present the three winning plays in staged readings.

Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages. We ask that topics and language reflect the fact that we will have younger children in the audience. Submissions falling outside the parameters outlined above may be discarded without being read, at the discretion of the judges. If you are uncertain about this requirement, please feel free to contact us.

We appreciate your sensitivity and cooperation in this regard.

Competition Rules:

Open to all playwrights

Scripts must be original. Musicals, monologues, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible.

Running times of no more than 30 minutes.

A maximum of three characters in your play!

No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work!

Please email your script to: genie@printmanagementinc.com, and in fact, we prefer emails. In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play

Submissions should include:

Playwright bio.
Contact page with name, address and telephone number of the playwright,
On all pages, please place the title of the play at the top of each numbered page.

The deadline for entries is the end of day, January 14, 2020.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

LaBute New Theater Festival 2020

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Submissions will be accepted October 1 through December 31, 2019

Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18′ x 18′ stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.

Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes. Up to Eight plays will be chosen. In addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival.

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

Monday, November 11, 2019

M. T. Pockets 7th Annual One-Act Play Contest

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 Winning entries will run in February 2020 One Act Fringe Festival

Deadline for submissions. November 30, 2019

​All entries MUST be submitted online.

December 21
Winning submissions announced

December TBA
Auditions for all productions and casting

December TBA
Cast Lists Posted

February 2020 - Specific Production Dates TBA Soon!

RULES AND GUIDELINES

  • Limit TWO entries per playwright.
  • Each entry must:
  • be unpublished, with 3 or less productions (excluding readings, self-productions and/or contest productions);
  • require two to four (2 to 4) characters
  • be no more than 10 minutes in running time
  • require minimal props and costumes
  • excluding the title and cast pages, be no more than 
  • ten (10)pages long


JUDGING PROCESS

  • Six to eight finalists will be chosen for production in our annual One Act Fringe Festival to be held in February (dates to be announced).
  • Winning playwrights agree to permit ​M. T. Pockets Theatre to produce their play without compensation. Authors will retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.
  • Audience members will have the opportunity to vote for the favorite one act play at the festival.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival 2020

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OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival seeks new plays for 2020. If you live in or hail from Orange County, CA, please submit a script for consideration.

Our script submission deadline is December 1. 

For 2020, we will be considering one-act and full-length musicals as well as one-act and full-length plays. Our next festival is scheduled for August 20-30, 2020 at Chapman University in Orange. Each play chosen will receive five performances during the festival.

We fully produce new plays. We do so featuring actors and directors from the greater LA/OC area and Chapman University students. In past years, we have produced works by SoCal dramatists such as Erica Bennett, Megan Breen, Diana Burbano, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Joni Ravenna, Lojo Simon and many others. The OC WEEKLY has honored us with recognition as Orange County's "Best New Play Festival" and The Dramatist calls OC-centric “a major theatrical event for local playwrights.”

Script submission details:
* Deadline: Sunday, December 1. Submissions received after December 1 will not be considered.
* As always, there is no submission fee.
* Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format. In your email message, let us know a little about your connection to Orange County, CA. (The criteria for eligibility: you must either have grown up in Orange County, or you currently live in Orange County at least 6 months of the year. In the case of a musical, at least one of the collaborators must meet this eligibility test.)
* Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays. Previously produced work OK.
> A full-length play = a play that runs 60 minutes or longer.
> A one-act play = a play that runs less than 60 minutes. (We are particularly interested in longer one-acts that run 30-60 minutes.)
* The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).
* If you are submitting a musical, please send us MP3/WAV files of at least 2 of the songs, or include links to online performances of songs from the work.
* Please do not submit a script that you have submitted to us in the past two years, unless it has been heavily revised or reimagined.

Please note:
* These plays will be produced in the O.L. Halsell Foundation Studio Theatre, a black box space with playing area of about 20' x 25'. So the straight play or musical you submit should require no more than 12 actors and be producible in a black box with minimal wing space.
* If you have a play or musical with a largely female cast, we encourage you to submit it to us.
* No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
* Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.

Any questions may be directed to occentric@gmail.com. Information about past OC-centric festivals is at our website ... www.oc-centric.com

We look forward to reading your work!

Sincerely,
Tamiko Washington, Artistic Director
Eric Eberwein, Associate Artistic Director

Thursday, November 7, 2019

CTC Playwrights Showcase

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http://nelsonhallelimpark.org/

Nelson Hall Theatre is proud to announce its premier self-produced new play festival. We are dedicated to young emerging playwrights in the state of Connecticut and therefore have
organized the “Connecticut College Playwrights Showcase!”

Submissions are open (until November 30, 2019) to all college students living in Connecticut and to those who have graduated college in CT in the past 5 years. Each playwright may submit two plays of 1 hour or less in length. Only the first 100 submissions will be accepted.

If selected your script will get one show night in the month of January as part of our showcase and one tech rehearsal that will be held one week before your premier.

Requirements are below.

Personal:
-College student in CT, or recent (within 5 years) graduate of a CT college
-Bio in email
-City of residence in email
Script:
-PG-13 language
-No pyrotechnics
-Drama/Comedy preferred
-Stage teardown must be done in 2 hours or less
-Suitable for 55+ audience
-Meet organization standards for moral conduct, according to the mission of Nelson Hall/Elim Park
Others:
-Self-produced (email us with questions)
-Less than 100 word play synopsis in email
-Tickets sales profit will be split 50/50 between Nelson Hall Theatre and producing playwright
-No sets may be screwed, nailed, or glued to our stage
-We accept QLab
-Plays must not have been professionally produced before (this is your World Premier but past academic productions are okay)
-2 submissions per playwright
-Send a blind script in PDF format
-If selected, you will receive 1 reserved seat for yourself at each show as well as 4 other reserved seats at your own performance
Please research us before submitting.

Email your submission to Tgadomski@elimpark.org

(You will receive a verification email that
may go to junk/spam; accept it or your submission will not be received.)

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Theatre of Western Springs (IL) Directors’ Workshop Program One-Act NEW PLAYS WORKSHOP August, 2020

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Submission Deadline: January 9, 2020
Notification of Selected Plays:  June, 2020 (earlier if possible)
Entry Fee: None
  • Plays must not have been previously produced or published.
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a lager work or work-in-progress.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages:
One title page should contain 
a) the name of your play, and                                                        
b) your name, address, phone number, and email address.
The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
- Plays should run no less than 15 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in length.
- Plays must be typed in standard play format.
- If you’d like to, please include play’s development history as a separate document.  e.g. had a staged reading at Chicago Dramatist.  If none, not necessary.
- Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
- Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 117-seat black box theater. Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay). Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.
- Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
- Playwrights may submit multiple plays and retain full rights to all works submitted.  However, TWS shall be named as “first produced”.
- Selected plays will have a production mounted in August 2020 (exact dates unknown at this time) at The Theatre of Western Springs with at least three performances.
- Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
- Playwrights are required to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance. If the playwright is unavailable for all performances, his/her play may not be selected.

Submission process:

Preferred:  For direct submissions, please email the two files to: DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2020 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.

You may mail your submission to:  2020 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs 4384 Hampton Avenue Western Springs, IL  60558

Any Questions should be directed to:   TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com
Please do not call TWS.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail 2020 Writers’ Competition

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The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its nineteenth year.

It performs at the end of August, on each of the Arundel Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – for example, in a community hall, a restaurant, a football club or Arundel Jailhouse.  An audience of over 2,000 came to see the eight 2018 Theatre Trail plays.

The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, both from the UK and beyond.

Writers are invited to submit plays for the 2020 Trail from November 2019.

Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects.

All entries should be submitted to Drip Action Theatre Trail 2020

c/o Arundel Festival
Town Hall
Maltravers Street
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 9AP

Entries must be received by 31st January 2020. There is no reading fee.

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail).

Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned.

Our reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at our Theatre Trail launch in May 2020.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.

For further information call 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2020 one-act plays

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

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

Guidelines:
  • Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming it. 
  • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. 
  • Set in contemporary period. Priority is given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered.
  • No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited/easily accessible props, and no special sound/lighting.
  • Avoid overt/unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
  • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
  • Humor is appreciated.

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

Remuneration:

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

Submission:
--Please send two copies, bound or stapled, blind submission (removable cover page with title, author, and contacts)
and the name of the play on each page to:

Sundog Theatre
“Scenes 2020”
PO Box 183
Staten Island, NY 10301

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

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

Saturday, November 2, 2019

THINK FAST ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

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Electronic submissions only. No fee to submit.
Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org

Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email:
“If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $150 participation fee.”

IF YOUR PLAY IS SELECTED

​The Theater Project will supply the venue, a stage manager and a lighting/sound director.

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

​Playwrights will be charge a $150 fee to cover production  expenses for venue, stage manager
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JUDGING

Plays selected will have three (3) performances in Feb 21,22,23.

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

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

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

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

​Those selected for participation will be charged a $150 fee to cover expenses (venue, stage manager, lighting/sound director).

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION FEE

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

We do, however, charge a production fee to help underwrite the costs of mounting our three performance festival.

Our $150 fee for playwrights invited to participate in the THINK FAST festival will not cover all of our upfront costs.

We do not own our building. The Theater Project rents the Burgdorff Center for the Arts in Maplewood. Everything we produce requires the hiring of front-of-house staff as well as technicians to handle light, sound, etc. We also hire a stage manager for the festival.

And, at the end of the day, the winning play receives a $500 award.

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

2020 Inge Festival New Play Lab

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The New Play Lab at the annual William Inge Theater Festival is a partnership between the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and the William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College.

The 5th Annual New Play Lab seeks to connect 20 playwrights with the national theater community through during the 39th Annual William Inge Theater Festival, May 13-16, 2020.

Selected playwrights receive a professional public staged reading of their play, feedback from national theater artists regarding their submitted and selected script, exclusive playwriting masterclasses with master playwrights, and full access to all private and public festival events including meals.

The festival is proud to honor the two-time Pulitzer Prize Winner, Lynn Nottage with the 2020 Distinguished Achievement in American Theater Award.

Interested playwrights are invited to submit a 10 minute or one-act play (up to 30 minutes, limited to four physical actors) to be included in the New Play Lab, Call for Plays.

Applications due by midnight on Nov. 15, 2019

Notification by Jan. 15, 2020

Selected playwrights receive:

  • A professional staged reading of their play with an audience.
  • Feedback on their play facilitated by national theater professionals.
  • Exclusive playwriting masterclasses taught by Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master playwright (TBD) and the Inge Festival Otis Guernsey New Voices in the American Theater Award Winning playwright (TBD).
  • Opportunities to meet with theater professionals from across the country.
  • VIP passes to all festival events
  • Meal vouchers to enjoy William Inge’s Hometown.
  • The submitted plays will be blind reviewed (the playwright’s name will not be revealed) by a nationwide panel of theater professionals.


Playwrights may submit either a 10-minute play or one-act play, limited to a 30 minutes read time (not page count). (Submissions longer than 30 minutes will be disqualified).

Plays must not require more than 4 physical actors. The play may be designed to have actors play multiple roles. If that is the case, doubling must be indicated in the character list.
Character list must include character breakdown as well (age, race and gender for the purpose of casting).

Plays must be submitted in a PDF format.

Plays must not include the author’s name nor contact information anywhere within the script.

Playwrights may only submit one play per festival.

Plays must be submitted through the following online form: https://kansascaic.submittable.com/submit/96278/new-play-labhttp://ingecenter.org/play-lab-call-for-plays/

Attend

Playwrights are required to attend the festival.  If you cannot attend, you are ineligible to apply.

Each playwright is required to attend the Dramatists Guild Playwright Masterclass and the New Voices in the American Theater Award Winner Masterclass.

Each playwright is required to attend the reading of their play during the Play Lab. More details will be sent out to those accepted.

Travel, transportation, and lodging.

For pre-planning purposes, selected playwrights should at least plan to attend Wednesday afternoon May 13, through Saturday evening May 16.
Each playwright is responsible for their own travel, transportation, and lodging needs. Local lodging information will be shared with those accepted. (Complementary transportation to and from the Tulsa Airport is available upon prior arrangement.)

Conference Fees.

Selected playwrights conference registration fee is $225. Playwrights are responsible for their own conference registration fees.

Benefits
Professional Public Reading

Playwrights will receive a professional public reading of their play, as well as feedback from national theater artists.

Exclusive Masterclasses

The Play Lab Playwrights receive at least two exclusive opportunities: attending a Dramatists Guild Playwright Masterclass and the New Voices in the American Theater Award Winner Masterclass.

Festival Celebration

Play Lab Playwrights will have full access to four days of all public and private festival events, including the 2020 award and tribute to the honoree, the other play lab readings, productions, social events, workshops, panels, meals, and more

ApplicationGuidelines

  • All applications must be submitted online: https://kansascaic.submittble.com/submit/96278/new-play-lab
  • All scripts must be submitted in PDF
  • Your title page may not have any identifying information -- no author name or address -- or it will be disqualified.
  • Give your script file the name 2020 + TITLE (for example, 2020 Bus Stop).
  • Limit script length to a 30 minutes read-time - not page count. (Submissions longer than 30 minutes will be disqualified).
  • Character list must include character description as well including age, race and gender relevant for casting.
  • Applicants must enter a short synopsis of their play as it might appear in the Play Lab program. (Maximum 100 words.)
  • Applicants must enter a summary of how they think their play would benefit from a Play Lab reading and panel response. (Maximum 200 words).
  • If you have any questions about the residency program, feel free to email program coordinators directly: info@ingecenter.org 

You can also learn more on the festival website.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

College of Saint Mary seeks one-act plays

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College of Saint Mary is accepting one act play submissions for the recently established New Works Initiative.

The selected script will be published in the 2020 edition of The Saint Mary’s Review.

The playwright of the selected script will receive a $250 guest lecture stipend, travel/airfare to Omaha in late April or early May 2020 (at this time dates are flexible), 2-3 nights lodging on the CSM campus, and daily meals. While the playwright is on campus, workshop opportunities will be offered over 2-3 days, culminating in a public staged reading.

Spring 2020 – College of Saint Mary – One Act Play Theme:
The College of Saint Mary Library recently received a collection of Cinderella texts. This generous donation is the inspiration for the 2020 One Act Play, Call for Scripts. Depending on the interpretation, the story of Cinderella has a variety of themes and lessons. Please select a theme or lesson from any Cinderella text as a catalyst for your one act.

Guidelines for Submission:
• For full consideration, one act scripts must be submitted before Friday, November 8th, 2019.
• Only one script per playwright is accepted.
• Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM Mission.
• Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this
   year’s Call for Plays.

Formatting:

Script Parameters:

To best serve College of Saint Mary’s entirely female undergraduate population, we are seeking scripts that can be produced with an all-female cast.
• Only one-act plays are being accepted.
• Estimated production run time should be 90 minutes or less.
Selection:
 • The script must be written in English.
• The script must provide a character breakdown.
• The script must provide a brief description of the setting.
• The script must be unpublished.
• The script must not have previously received a fully-mounted production.
  • Submissions will be vetted by a small committee of CSM faculty, students, and staff.
• The winner will be announced in January, 2020.
• To be eligible for consideration, the playwright must be willing to travel to Omaha in late April or early
May of 2020 to serve as a guest lecturer and participate with workshops leading to the staged reading of the script. At this time dates are flexible.


How and Where to Submit:
• Script and Title Page must be submitted to: sklocke@csm.edu o SubjectLine(NewWorksInitiative)
o No other forms of submission will be accepted.

• Script:
o Must be in 1 File
o Must include: Play title, cast list, and setting description
o Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM
Mission.https://www.csm.edu/our-mission
o Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this year’s Call for Plays.
• Title Page:
o Must include: Name, Address, Email and Phone Number
• Please forward all questions to:
Sarah Klocke, MFA
Associate Professor
Program Director for Theatre and Communication College of Saint Mary
7000 Marcy Rd / Omaha, NE 68106
sklocke@csm.edu
Office Phone: 402-399-2619

Sunday, October 27, 2019

ATLANTA THEATRE-TO-GO SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR 13TH SEASON

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Deadline: November 1, 2019

Maximum of four to five actors and no gratuitous offensive language, sex, etc. 

We are a touring group, so sets need to be simple and the special effects minimal. Selected plays will receive a cash honorarium, a one-time royalty payment, and community engagement opportunities.

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Plays, including MUSICALS, approximately 45-75 minutes long that hold appeal for a senior adult audience. One acts will also be accepted.  Maximum of FOUR TO FIVE actors and no gratuitous offensive language, sex, etc.  We are a touring group, so sets need to be simple and the special effects minimal.  From Comedies and musicals play well with our audiences as well as touching dramas with happy endings. 

JUDGES: A panel of local writers & directors affiliated with ATTG. 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU: A cash honorarium, one-time royalty payment, plus the opportunity to see your work performed by professional actors with a live audience. In addition, we schedule a “Meet The Playwright” event, where we feature the writer, giving the opportunity for our audience to meet them and ask questions. 

HOW TO SUBMIT: E-mail scripts to David@atlantatheatretogo.com

REMOVE YOUR NAME & CONTACT INFORMATION FROM THE SCRIPT.   

Include a brief synopsis, cover sheet along with contact information, production history and running time. 

FORMAT:  Standard Stage Play format but will also accept raw submissions that have:  Script*12 pt., character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions. 

QUESTIONS? Call at 470-239-2210 x 2, e-mail David@atlantatheatretogo.com, or visit our website: www.AtlantaTheatreToGo.com

NATIONAL LATINX PLAYWRITING AWARD

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Submissions for the 2020 National Latinx Playwriting Award are now open. Latinx playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award.

Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Submission Procedure

We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:

  • Submit a single script via U.S. mail.
  • Scripts must be postmarked by November 1, 2019. Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name, and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address, and email).
  • Include a cover letter of no more than one page, describing the play’s developmental history, and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.


Submit manuscripts to:

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

Eligibility

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

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

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

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

Scripts

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

The winner will be notified by Fall 2020.

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

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Poked Bear seeking one hour plays

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We are looking for plays that run ONE HOUR.

Please submit plays and a synopsis to: Thepokedbear1@gmail.com.

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