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Monday, April 18, 2022

A+ Playwriting Contest For Teachers 2022

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Deadline: June 30, 2022

Fifty years as one of the leading play publishers for the educational market has taught us that some of our best-selling shows are written not by professional playwrights, but by teachers who create a play based on the specific needs of their drama program. Once published, these plays are quickly embraced by other teachers who share the same opportunities, challenges and limitations that seem universal in schools.

We want to encourage the development of quality plays written specifically by teachers and other educators. Our A+ Playwriting Contest for Teachers is open to all teachers employed at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada. All plays submitted through this contest must have been produced within the past two years at the school where the playwright teaches.

Submissions will be accepted on an on-going basis with a June 30 cutoff each year. All manuscripts accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner, selected from contest finalists and announced September 30, will receive a $500 royalty advance and a one-time $500 donation to the school theatre program where the play was first produced.

Contest Rules

Only entries submitted in accordance with all rules will be eligible for consideration.

Playwright must be a current or retired faculty member at an accredited K-12 public or private school in the US or Canada.

Only entries submitted with an Official Contest Entry Form will be considered.

Only entries that have been fully staged at the teacher’s school no more than two years prior to the submission date will be considered. We encourage you to take advantage of this production to revise your script as needed before submitting your manuscript.

All entries must be accompanied by proof of production in the form of a copy of the program, a newsletter or newspaper article, a review, a photo or a letter from the school principal.

Contest entries must meet all Pioneer Drama general guidelines and requirements for play submission, which can be found at pioneerdrama.com/playwrights/submit.asp.

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

All manuscripts submitted for this contest will automatically be simultaneously considered for our annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest, which is open to all individuals not previously published by Pioneer Drama Service. See pioneerdrama.com for more details.

Questions? Contact us at submissions@pioneerdrama.com or call 800-333-7262.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

25th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Deadline: April 10, 2022

Theatre Southwest of Houston, Texas is now accepting entries from now until April 10, 2022 for the 25th Annual Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals! The TSW-FOO is FREE to enter and will once again be calling for short one act (20 minute) plays in any and all genres from all over the country and the world. Please check below for submission guidelines and see how you can enter for a chance to win a cash prize and to see your work produced.

Submission Guidelines:

Each playwright may submit up to 2 plays for consideration.

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

All Genres are accepted.

Monologues or One Actor plays are not accepted.

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

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

Number all pages of the scripts, and scripts MUST be securely bound by three hole punch with brads or three hole punch folder. NO STAPLES!

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

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

List all characters with a brief character description.

Please include a one paragraph synopsis of the play.

Make sure all mailed entries are POSTMARKED by April 10, 2022.

Scripts cannot be returned.

One hundred dollars will be paid to all playwrights selected for production.

Scripts should be mailed to:

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

For more information or background on past productions, go to:

http://www.theatresouthwest.org/

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Rising Sun Performance Company Seeks Short Family Friendly Plays for Outdoor Theater Festival on Governors Island

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Deadline: April 4, 2022

Rising Sun is seeking submissions for plays for their 2022 outdoor Theater Festival on Governors Island.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS Monday APRIL 4th 2022

Selected/Produced plays will receive a $100 Rights/Performance Payment.

Rising Sun Performance Company is planning a return for our 6th season on Governors Island this summer (permit pending). Our company has a rich history and relationship with the island, and we look to continue that with more entertaining and enriching theater!

Performances will be held in Governors Island, NYC (permit pending), one to two weekends in August/September 2022. These performances will be presented to the public for free (donations accepted).

As we will be presenting the festival pieces outdoors–free and open to the public–it is essential that we ensure that all material is suitable and appropriate for all ages, and “family friendly”. Therefore, we especially welcome and strongly encourage submissions of plays that are intended for young audiences. However this call is not exclusive to such plays; and we will also be considering pieces that are not strictly meant as “children’s theater”.

Plays should also fit the following requirements:

● Play should be able to be performed outdoors

● Plays should be able to be performed with minimal production elements

● Cast Age range should be adaptable, understanding our ensemble is 20s-50s

● Especially looking for plays with strong female identifying characters

● Especially looking for plays with diverse characters in race, gender identity and age

● Cast size should be no larger than 4-6 people.

● Running time should be 30-50 Minutes in length

● No more than 50 pages in length


Plays that do not fit most of these criteria will not be read.

We are not seeking musicals at this time, but are open to plays with musical elements.

Plays will be vetted by our Reading Committee which is comprised of 12 Ensemble members and our Literary Manager.

Submission Guidelines

Please include the following:

● Contact Information

● Play Synopsis

● Cast breakdown

● Script in word or PDF format

● Any other pertinent information (Playwright bio, list of previous productions, etc)

● Please resubmit even if you have submitted in the past.

Please complete one submission form for each play submitted.

OUTDOOR SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS - GOVERNORS ISLAND

Electronic Submissions only. Please No Phone Calls or Direct Mail

Should you have any technical issues or questions about submissions, please contact our literary manager at: rspliterarymanager@gmail.com.

Writers retain full rights and credit for all work produced.

A signed rights agreement granting RSP permission to produce is required for selected work.

A One-time Rights/Royalty Fee of $100 will be given to selected Play/Playwright

For more information about Rising Sun Performance Company visit us online:

www.risingsunnyc.com

facebook.com/RisingSunNYC

@RisingSunNYC

Saturday, March 5, 2022

Petaluma Radio Players submission guidelines

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Have a play you would like us to consider for broadcast?

We're looking for 30 minute and 60 minute Radio Plays and Radio Plays in series, or stage plays that can easily be adapted to radio. We'll consider all genres including comedies, dramas, thrillers, historical fiction, adventure, noir and more. Please avoid submitting plays containing  long monologues. 

If we accept your script we may provide notes to assist you in making minor changes to fit our air time requirements or for dramatic enhancement.

Send your script as either a Word file or pdf file

to: info@petalumaradioplayers.com.


In your Subject line, please write: 'SUBMISSION'.

Please include all of your contact information. If your play is represented by an agent please include the agent's name, agency name, and contact information. For PRP to consider an agented play for production, agented plays, like all scripts we vet and approve, must adhere to our Standard Use terms and conditions.

Our Troupe will read your play within four eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks of receipt at one of our Script Review Sessions, then notify you with our acceptance or rejection decision.

We review one (1) play per same author every six months. Please do not submit more than one play at a time and please abide by our request. We log all submissions.

Standard Use Terms & Conditions:

If PRP accepts your play, we will pay you a fee of $100. PRP reserve rights to broadcast your play up to three (3) times per calendar year on kpca-lpfm (103.3 in Sonoma County, California) and stream  on the world wide web via www.kpca.fm, and via podcast ('PODCAST' tab on petalumaradioplayers.com)  and on other non-commercial stations on a case by case arrangement. We also reserve the right to upload to our Podcast and keep your play active on our Podcast for a period of three (3) years with the option to renew subject to payment of a $50 renewal fee for an additional three (3) years. In the event we consider your play for future syndication on noncommercial or commercial stations, or for distribution via a third-party publisher (Blackstone Audio, Amazon's Audible, etc.), we will contact you to discuss  additional compensation. Our standard royalty for playwrights is five percent (5%) of net profits.

We retain broadcast copyright for material we produce. You retain all other rights to your play.

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2022 seeks one-act plays

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Deadline: January 31, 2022

Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects and a maximum of five performers. We do not insist on premieres.

All entries should be submitted to:

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2022
The Arundel Festival
c/o The Town Hall
Maltravers Street
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 9AP

Entries must be received by 31st January 2022. There is no reading fee.

To encourage more writers from overseas we are allowing plays from outside the UK to be submitted by email - info@dripaction.co.uk

One play only per entrant, in hard copy if sent from within the UK

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 £200 writer’s fee.

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

Thursday, January 6, 2022

great weather for MEDIA seeks dramatic monologues

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Deadline: January 15, 2022

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

great weather for MEDIA seeks flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology.

Our focus is on edgy, fearless, and experimental subject matter and styles. No theme. Wehighly recommend reading one of our previous collections, or coming to one of our events, to see the type of work we are interested in. Our latest anthology is Paper Teller Diorama. Let us know in your cover letter how you found us and what you like about us We are based in New York City and welcome submissions from both national and international writers.

https://www.greatweatherformedia.com/books


Guidelines:

Surprise us with your fearless best!

We do not consider previously published work, whether print or online. This includes limited edition chapbooks and personal blogs. 

If your work appears in our most recent anthology, please wait a year before submitting again in any genre.

One prose/creative nonfiction piece, two if both under 500 words. Maximum word count: 2,500. Please include the word count on the first page.

Please submit only once in each genre (poetry / prose.) If you are submitting two short prose pieces, attach your work in a single document. Do not submit again until you have received a response.


Simultaneous submissions are fine - just notify us with your good news immediately. If you wish to withdraw individual pieces from consideration, click on the title of your submission, click on Active, and add a note listing the title(s) to be withdrawn. If you need to withdraw your entire submission, please use the Withdraw button.

Please don't send revisions. You can always add a note to your submissions if there is something you need to let us know about.

Payment: One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. To help towards shipping costs, international writers receive one copy.


Copyright: great weather for MEDIA holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online. We ask that great weather for MEDIA be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.



We aim to respond in 1-4 months. If you have not heard from us after five months, please email editors@greatweatherformedia.com

Monday, December 27, 2021

Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2022

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for “Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2022”

Sundog Theatre’s 20th annual presentation of new and original,
one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries.
Since it is our 20th anniversary, the themes are “celebration” or “anniversary”.

Writing Guidelines:

–Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming that.

–10-25 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry.

–Set in contemporary time period. Strong priority will be 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 and easily accessible props, and no special sound or lighting.

–Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

–No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.

–Humor, if appropriate, is welcome.

Submission Guidelines:

—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 2022”, PO Box 183, Staten Island, NY 10301.

–Submissions should include brief synopsis, play history, 70-word bio, and full author resume.

–Plays must be in our hands from now until no later than December 31, 2021. Latest postmark we will accept is December 24.

–Please do not submit plays electronically.

–Questions: ferry@sundogtheatre.org. Susan Fenley, Producer

>>5 – 6 plays will be chosen; writers will receive $100 each and be produced in our series of five March 2022 performances in Staten Island.<<

Playwrights of selected plays will be contacted directly and their names listed on Sundog’s website early in 2022.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Rockford New Words 2022 is seeking new 10 minute works

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

10 new works will be chosen and presented in a staged performance Feb 4th & 5th, 2021. Writers can choose to perform their own works (Live or on Zoom), or have them presented by professional performers. Writers each receive $200.

THEME: WORDS ON WOMAN

In the words of Audre Lorde, “…the strength of women lies in recognizing differences between us as creative, and in standing to those distortions which we inherited without blame, but which are now ours to alter."

“Woman” has multiple facets including gender identity, social construct, and lived experience. This year we are asking writers to look beyond boundaries to express their experience with the word “woman.”


RULES
  • New Words: written after OCT 25, 2021
  • Theme: Words On Woman
  • One Written Work per writer
  • Language: English
  • Writer Location: Anywhere!
  • Originality: no translations, adaptations, or excerpts of other works
  • Copyright: you must own it
  • Eligibility: no previously published or produced works
  • Length: 10 pages or less
  • Time: 10 minutes or less
  • Format: Any

HOW TO SUBMIT
Fill out the online application and upload a copy of your work here: wssr.org/submit

Words will be accepted until Dec 1, 2021 at 5:00pm CST. We will let you know the status of your submission by January 15, 2022.

Have questions? words@wssr.org

Monday, November 22, 2021

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts for young audiences.

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) that are geared toward young audiences. 

Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, and written by writers of color and/or LGBTQ writers. 

This is open to playwrights in any geographic area, though writers in the greater Chicago area will receive priority. NO FEE.

Playwrights will receive $25 per selected script.

Selected plays will be produced summer of 2022 as part of the third annual Make/Believe festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner. (Learn more about the 2020 festival here and the 2021 festival here.) This for live, outdoor performances.

Please pay close attention to the script requirements. Scripts that do not meet the following criteria will not be considered.

Requirements

A maximum of 3 actors per script. 

There are no restrictions, however, on the number of characters. 

Please note, that while some directors have chosen to use child actors in past pieces, the intent of this festival is to perform for children, not with children.

Plays must have no technical demands, as this will be outside and there is no lighting or backstage area and minimal sound cues will be available.

Must fit our mission.

Geared toward children 10 and under. Please, NO scripts about high school students.

All props, set pieces and costumes must be easily made at home by actors (and children watching who want to stage their own productions at home).

Pieces can be previously produced, but cannot have a production running concurrently with Make/Believe.

Electronic submissions only, please. Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable) and full script to Maria Burnham at scripts@ghostlightensemble.com. Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Script Submission: [play name] - [playwright name]

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2021.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All Out Arts, Inc. / Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for SHORT RADIO PLAYS

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Deadline: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February

SUBMISSION PORTAL

An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

It’s that “Old Time Radio” time again . . .

All Out Arts is accepting script applications for a new series of RadioPlays, to be presented this winter, as part of the Fresh Fruit Radio podcast. January – April 2022. 
 
These can be original drafts for radio, or adapted for Radio from your existing works.

The play must have a running time of 25 to 55 minutes, in either a 1 or 2-act format, and involve a cast of 2 to 6 principals.

> 3 to 4 Accepted plays will be given a $250 producing-author stipend upon broadcast, and All NYC artists involved will be eligible for our Equipment Purchase/upgrade Subsidy program.

> The Festival provides technical rehearsal, and performance recording on a high-quality audio channel if desired, plus technical guidance and audio post-processing for your recorded tracks.

> We can work with YOUR sound designer to enhance movement or ambiance cues.

> The schedule allows for roughly one play monthly, for January to April of 2022. We provide a full program book which expands to cover the entire RadioPlay series as above.

Note: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February. But Please apply as early as possible; you can always revise scripts later.

Last year’s Program Book and RadioPlay podcasts are available on our website. We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to a Radio format. 

And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor's Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL accepted producers receive the $250 author/producer's stipend.

Your RadioPlay production “team”

Besides the performing talent, you must assemble a required creative team:
> A DIRECTOR who beside overseeing dramatic and timing issues, has an eye for virtual presentation, including a realistic “suggestion” of blocking, and a breakdown of all entrances and exits which are to be simulated.

> This is a “Radio” presentation; so a real SOUND DESIGNER is required! We will work WITH your Sound Designer to solve audio problems, enhance spatial and ambiance cues, customize background ambiance, and tailor licensed music samples where appropriate. We also have a large library of foley sound cues you may draw from.

> A STAGE MANAGER is needed to watch for technical issues: Continuity; Unwanted background noise; Distortion in sound tracks, etc.

Apply for “Early Decision” if you can be ready for a late January broadcast premier. Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the RADIOPLAYS division:

Thursday, October 21, 2021

ellipsis… literature & art submissions are open

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

ellipsis… literature & art is the annual literary journal published by the students of Westminster College since 1965. We sponsor a yearly poetry contest ($100 prize), judged by Don Bogen in 2020, Laurie Ann Guerrero in 2021, and Carolyn Forche in 2022.

All accepted poems are eligible. Contributors include well-known writers, up-and-coming writers, and never-before-published writers.

We accept original English language submissions in poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, drama, and art. Submit poems in one document, please. 

Our submission period is August 1 through November 1 for poetry, short fiction, drama, and creative non-fiction. We accept art submissions from August 1 through January 31.

Please include a 75 word contributor’s note and your address, telephone number, and email address.

Simultaneous submissions are welcome but withdraw your submission immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Note that we do not republish pieces, including work online.

We usually pay $10 per poem and page of visual art, and $3 per page of prose, plus two free copies of the issue. We cannot pay international contributors.

Submissions cannot be accepted via email.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Cheat Out Podcast Seeking One-Woman Play for Audio Production

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Deadline: October 1, 2021

I'm looking for a meaty, entertaining, one-woman script to produce as an audio play and share on my small solo podcast: https://cheatout.buzzsprout.com/

Open to all genres and subject matter (with the exception of musicals). Minimum Length: 10 Minutes/Maximum Length: 60 Minutes. No fees to participate; no restrictions on eligibility.

Plays may have been published and/or produced before. I do not need exclusive rights, but you must allow the work to exist on my podcast in perpetuity.

Writers may submit up to three (3) queries. Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2021. Chosen writer will be notified via email by October 11, 2021.

Writer will be paid a one-time stipend of $100 (USD) for the audio production rights. Your credit/bio will be posted on the podcast website and included in any marketing.

Please send a brief note of interest and succinct logline or summary of your script, including the character(s), subject and genre. Please don't attach the play at this time; I'll follow-up with those I'm interested in reading within two (2) days of submission. 

Email queries to: cheatoutpodcast@gmail.com

Thank you!

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project 2021

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Deadline: August 31, 2021

Annual Competition Guidelines

Since the inception of The Ten-Minute Musicals Project, over sixteen hundred submissions have been received, from librettists, lyricists and composers in seventeen nations: Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Uruguay, Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Egypt, Israel, Saudi Arabia, and Ukraine.

Stories 1.0 is the full-length musical comprised of works selected in the first several rounds. Several works in Stories 1.0 were workshopped in San Francisco, New York City, Miami, and Nashville over the years. Individual segments have been independently workshopped in Dallas, Chicago, London, and Boston.

SEEKING: Complete original stage musicals which play between seven and twenty minutes. Works which have been previously produced are acceptable, as are excerpts from full-length shows, if they can stand up on their own.

MUSICAL STYLE AND THEATRICAL FORMAT: Any musical style: pop, rock, C&W, show, opera, etc; or theatrical format: comedy, mystery, drama, etc.

CAST SIZE: Maximum of ten performers—five women and five men.

SUBMISSIONS SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

1. A printed script. (Note: printed on paper; not sent as a computer file on disk.) And please make sure your POSTAL ADDRESS appears on it.

2. Lead sheets or piano score. (This need not be at all elaborate; very basic is fine.)

3. A CD or DVD of either the entire piece or just the musical material.

4. A stamped self-addressed large envelope if you want the work returned. (Submissions from outside the USA should enclose four INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE COUPONS to cover postage. These can be obtained at your post office.)

CONCERNING THE ABOVE, PLEASE NOTE: NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS -- HARD COPIES ONLY

DEADLINE: Simply postmarked by August 31st. (Do not waste money on overnight express, registered, or certified mail. All that's requested is that the package be postmarked by August 31.) Response will be by November 30th.

FINANCIAL REMUNERATION: $250/US royalty advance for each piece selected, with an equal share of licensing royalties when produced.

SEND TO:

The Ten-Minute Musicals Project
Michael Koppy, Producer
P.O. Box 461194

West Hollywood, CA 90046 USA
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” — Orson Welles

“The more restrictions you have, the easier anything is to write.” — Stephen Sondheim

The single most important piece of advice we can offer is to caution that it will surely take much time and effort to create a quality work. (Occasionally a clearly talented and capable writer and composer seem to have almost “dashed” something off, under the misperception that inspiration can carry the day in this format. But all the works selected in previous rounds clearly evince that considerable deliberation, craft, and time were invested.)

We’re seeking short contemporary musical theater material, in the style of what might be found on Broadway, off-Broadway or the West End. Think of shows like Candide or Little Shop of Horrors, pop operas like Sweeney Todd or Chess, or chamber musicals like Once on this Island or Falsettos. (Even small accessible operas like The Telephone or Trouble in Tahiti are possible models.) All have solid plots, and all rely on sung material to advance them.

Of primary importance is to start with a strong story, even if it means postponing work on music and lyrics until the dramatic foundation is complete. This is one reason we suggest (but do not require) that musicals be based on a short story, play, film, poem or teleplay—either in the public domain (usually meaning it was originally published more than seventy-five years ago) or for which adaptation rights have been obtained. (While we’d love to have pieces based on works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Rod Serling, or Stephen King, getting the rights to adapt a work still in copyright can sometimes be difficult. Stories by writers like Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, and Guy de Maupassant, among many others, are in the public domain and can be freely adapted.)

We prefer works using larger casts. If from six to the maximum of ten voices are used it’s a big plus. (Think “Production Number”.)

Fast-paced comedy material has an advantage.

If adapting a story, you might consider setting it in another time or place, or even changing the character genders.

We’ve found that fairy tales generally end up being too cute and trite.

A narrator often slows things down. Trust audiences to get the story through what characters say, sing and do. And it’s better for a character to share his or her reactions to what is happening than to simply describe events—we can see them unfolding with our own eyes.

Be wary of writing only introspective musical “moments,” as they usually stop the progression of the plot. Solo ballads should be thought of as icing on the cake, as you'll surely still need other sung material—much of it uptempo—which advances the plot in duets, trios, and production numbers.

Don’t worry if an idea seems “unstageable”. That’s what directors, designers, choreographers—and rehearsals—are for.

Finally, please understand that NONE OF THESE OBSERVATIONS ARE GOSPEL. They’re simply recommendations based on what we've learned from seeing works submitted previously. Given that, please take them seriously. However, nearly every one of these recommendations has been ignored by at least one of the works so far selected. In the end what matters most will be the idea and aim of your piece and how effectively they are realized.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Echo Theatre's BIG SHOUT OUT 3 International New Play Contest for Women+ Playwrights

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Deadline: August 15, 2021
Dallas Texas

If you are a playwright and self-identify as woman+, you are invited to enter one play or play-with-music (45-minute one-acts to full-length scripts) to Echo Theatre's 3rd BIG SHOUT OUT International New Play Contest.

The Contest Winner receives a $1000 Royalty and Echo will present the winning play either as a workshop production or a mainstage regional premiere* in Echo Theatre's 24th Season, which runs during the 2022 calendar year.

Finalist Honorees each receive a $150 Royalty from Echo to present the Finalist scripts one to two times in our 2022 Echo Reads Performance Reading Series.

* Depending on our assessment of the script's state of readiness for production.

Email this form, your bio, and your script to: ShoutOut@EchoTheatre.org.

BIG SHOUT OUT 3 GUIDELINES
  • Please submit your script, our submission form, and your bio via Email.
  • We are requesting Digital Submissions Only. No Paper copies accepted.
  • This is a Blind Reading Contest; please no docs with your name on them.
  • Our Contest Staff will log your entry and reply to you that we received it.
  • We ask that you please limit your submission to one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should be unpublished and past workshop productions are fine.
  • Scripts should be primarily written for English-language audiences. 
  •             (Other languages may be in the script, as long as English is the primary language.)
  • Every submission will be read and assigned points for story/theme, form, language/dialogue, theatricality and aspects unique to itself.
  • Please submit full scripts; no synopses or treatments. Thanks.
  • All cast sizes are considered. Past Winners' cast sizes ranged from 2 to 13.
A Note to Playwrights...
Echo Theatre enjoys plays that encourage learning, growing, and evolving together as people and as an institution. We look for work that cries out to be performed in a theatrical setting. Whether your script is an experiment in form and language, a comedy, a drama, a work about historical characters, or a new translation, we pledge to produce rich and compelling creative work with high quality artistic effort.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays

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Deadline: July 15, 2021 11:59pm EDT

The Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays as well as short (5-min) performances by singer/songwriters, poets and performance artists by members of the transgender community. The plays/performances should fit the theme of The Transgender Day of Remembrance, but that doesn’t mean they need to be sad or somber; we encourage you to submit works celebrating and remembering life not only in the past, but in the present and future as well. We will select 3 plays and 3 performances for our 2021 festival.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day meant to honor and memorialize those in the trans* community lost to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. The origin of the Transgender Day of Remembrance was in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil in tribute to the life of Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman. In remembrance of Rita, and the many other BIPOC members of the trans* community, we aspire to feature their voices in this festival.

PLAYWRIGHTS
To submit a script, you must identify as a member of the trans* community, and we ask that you send a short paragraph explaining your connection to the Transgender Day of Remembrance with your play. Any submission without this will not be considered. Plays should be 10 minutes or shorter in length and be able to be performed digitally over Zoom. We look forward to reading all your brilliant pieces.

POETS, VISUAL ARTISTS, DRAG / PERFORMANCE ARTISTS
Please email tpr.submissions@gmail.com with any and all work that you feel would fit the theme of the festival. Each performance day will feature plays as well as other multimedia, transmedia, and interdisciplinary artists.

Submissions at a Glance:
  • Theme: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Must be member of trans* community to submit.
  • Must be able to be performed/read digitally.
  • Length: 10 minute for plays / 5 minutes for performances
  • Cast size (plays): Maximum of 4 characters. 
  • 2 submissions max per person (but the pieces must be contrasting in theme).
  • Paragraph explaining playwrights/performers connection to the theme.
  • Time frame for submissions: Rolling from June 1st until July 15th @ 11:59pm EST.
  • Other information: All types of documents and forms (inclusive of poetry) will be considered.
  • Playwrights and artists will paid a $30 royalty per accepted piece. While we know that this amount is not equivalent to compensation, we hope this amount represents a token of our appreciation for the work being shared in this educational, virtual space.
  • All artists will be featured on the T[P]R website with a headshot and bio and link to portfolios of work, if so desired. 

For more information about the festival, please visit our website at https://transplaysofremembrance.weebly.com/ or our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/TransPlaysofRemembrance.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

ryga open for submissions

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

ryga welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry, prose and short plays from emerging writers. Writers interested in submitting must have no more than three previous publications in other journals or magazines, and must not have published any book-length works to date.

Our reading period is May 1 – August 1 of each year. Submissions received outside of this timeframe will not be considered.

Submit your work by email to rygaeditor@okanagan.bc.ca. Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Include a cover letter in the body of the email with your name, email address, date of submission, and the title(s) of your piece(s). You may also include a short bio (no more than 100 words). 
  • Attach your piece(s) as a single document in .doc or .rtf format
  • Poetry should be single-spaced. Prose and plays should be double-spaced.
  • A standard, readable font should be used, in 12-point type.
  • Each page should be numbered and include the author’s name and the title of the piece in the header.
  • Prose and play manuscripts must not exceed 6,000 words, and should indicate a word count on the first page.We will strive to respond to your submission within four weeks, but our response time will vary according to the volume of submissions. Please don’t contact us about the status of your submission unless you haven’t heard from us for two months.

If your work is accepted, ryga buys First North American serial rights and non-exclusive WWW rights. Payment is $50.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

TNP Readers Theatre “Evening of New Plays” Contest

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

One-Act Play Competition

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

Eligibility

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

Writers may submit only one play.

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

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

How to Enter

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

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

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

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

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

Judging

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

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

Performance/Awards

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

Monday, June 14, 2021

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is accepting submissions of new plays and musicals

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Deadline: June 25, 2021at 11:59 PM EDT

Google submission form

The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) is accepting submissions of new plays and musicals for the AMDA Plus Staged Readings happening in New York City August-September 2021.

Similar to a 29-hour reading format, this two-week program will function as a professional opportunity for writers to workshop new material as well as an educational opportunity for students to experience the development process. Over the course of the readings, writers will be encouraged to create new scenes and songs as they explore their piece in collaboration with the student performers, a professional director, and a professional music director.

The submission deadline for new plays and musicals is Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:59p Eastern.

● Musicals will workshop August 23 - September 3 evenings; presentations on September 4.
● Plays will workshop September 6 - September 17 evenings; presentations on September 18.

NOTE: We are following local and state COVID protocols for live performances. As of printing, audiences will be limited to the student body, the creative team, and the AMDA Plus faculty.

Submission guidelines

Submissions will be accepted via this Google Form through Friday June 25, 2021 at 11:59p Eastern. Please submit:
  • Show information (Title, writers, length, proof of rights)
  • Synopsis (500 words)
  • Detailed cast and character breakdown, including gender, vocal requirements, potential doubling, and other pertinent identifying information
  • 10-page script sample
  • For musicals, three (3) song samples (audio & score)
  • Creative team bios
  • Development history and goals for the workshop
Eligibility requirements:
  • Authors must be local to New York City in order to fully participate in person
  • Authors are expected to actively rewrite during the workshop, so works with previous full-staged productions are ineligible
  • Authors from underrepresented communities are encouraged to submit
  • Only complete drafts will be accepted
  • For musicals, a notated piano score must be provided

Compensation:
  • Musical writers will receive a flat rate compensation of $1000 per team 
  • Playwrights will receive a flat rate compensation of $750 per team 
  • Pursuant to Dramatist Guild Guidelines, AMDA will retain no copyright, royalty, or any claim of ownership over the material. Any work devised during the AMDA Plus Staged 
  • Readings Workshops will stay the property of the authors. 
  • MDA will video record the presentations for archival purposes and student reels. 
  • AMDA will include the AMDA Plus Staged Readings materials into our student library for potential scene study class work in the future. 

Calendar of events:

June 25, 2021 — Submission Deadline

July 16, 2021 — Notification of Acceptance

August 23 - September 3 — Musicals workshops

September 4 — Musicals presentations

September 6 - 17 — Plays workshops

September 18 — Plays presentations

If you have any additional questions, please contact Bryan Blaskie, Creative Producer, at bblaskie@amda.edu.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Fred Ebb Award for Composer/Lyricist 2021

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Deadline: June 30, 2021


Please submit applications to fredebbfound@gmail.com

The winner will be selected in November and will receive $60,000.

Each applicant must be a composer/lyricist or composer/lyricist team wishing to create work for the musical theatre, and must not yet have achieved significant commercial success.

Application Materials:
Electronic files of up to four songs from one or more musical theatre pieces, with typewritten lyrics and a description of the dramatic context for each song; and
A completed application form.

Application Guidelines:
  • All applications will be coded as they arrive. Because all submissions will be reviewed blind, please do not place name(s) of writer(s) on electronic file names, lyric sheets, or description of dramatic context. Names should only appear on the Application Form.
  • MP3, ZIP, and M4A files are preferred, but Dropbox links will be acceptable as well. Dropbox files should not have time limits.
  • Only musical theatre work will be considered.
  • Please do not submit recordings with any audience sound.
  • The applicant(s) must have written all the songs included in the submission. For example, a composer cannot submit one song with her own lyrics, and a second song with lyrics by another writer.
  • No individual may appear on more than one application. You cannot apply as an individual and again as part of a team, or as part of more than one songwriting team.

Submission Deadline and Award: Applications will be accepted from June 1st – June 30th.


Wednesday, April 21, 2021

2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival

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Deadline: April 30, 2021

Announcing our 2nd Annual Women’s Voices Play Festival celebrating new plays by Women+ playwrights! After the success of the first festival and subsequent Mini-Fests featuring 15 new plays by women+ playwrights in 2020, this uplifting project returns for a second round of submissions.

Seeking work from emerging and established women+ playwrights.

Festival Performance dates:
August 11-15, 2021
Orlando, FL

Festival Awards:
Winner: $500 and consideration for a full production
All finalists will receive a $100 usage fee


OFFICIAL RULES & GUIDELINES

Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Mad Cow Theatre’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce. Mad Cow Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:

Electronic script submissions (PDF)- emailed to: newplays@madcowtheatre.com with the subject line: Submission & Name of Playwright

In the body of the email include:
Script Name,
Playwright Name,
Playwright Email,
Playwright Telephone Number,
Playwright Postal Address
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • Plays must be full length (60 minutes+) and can be single or multiple acts. No musicals.
  • Plays must use no more than 6 actors. 
  • Submissions must include a character breakdown and synopsis
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Playwright must identify as woman+
Any plays that do not follow these requirements will not be considered.

Questions? Email newplays@madcowtheatre.com with the subject line “Question”
  • Up to 3 finalists will be chosen to participate in the Women’s Voices Festival online and up to 10 semi-finalists will receive honorable mentions leading up to the festival with NPX recommendations and social media shoutouts.
  • Finalists will be selected by a panel of readers and notified by Mad Cow Theatre no later than the June 30 announcement
  • Readers will be public knowledge and bios/headshots released on social media
  • We regret that individual feedback will not be possible and only finalists/semi-finalists will be contacted. 
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director, dramaturg and cast, 13 rehearsal hours including a staged reading, and facilitated post-show talkback.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play in a virtual setting. 
  • Winner of festival will receive $500 and consideration for a full production
  • All finalists will receive a $100 script usage fee
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued. If a full production moves forward, a contract will be negotiated for full production. The playwright holds all rights to their material.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 200 scripts are received.
The winner will be announced the week following the festival

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