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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION TRANSLATION AWARDS

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Deadline: September 1, 2022 (submission due by 11:59 pm EDT on September 1)

The American-Scandinavian Foundation annually awards three translation prizes for outstanding translations of poetry, fiction, drama, or literary prose written by a 20th or 21st-century Nordic author:

The Nadia Christensen Prize includes a $2,500 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

The Leif and Inger Sjöberg Prize, given to an individual whose literature translations from a Nordic language have not previously been published, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

The Wigeland Prize, given to the best translation from Norwegian by a resident of Norway, includes a $2,000 award, publication of an excerpt in Scandinavian Review, and a commemorative bronze medallion.

—APPLY NOW!

GUIDELINES

The prizes are for outstanding English translations of poetry, fiction, drama or literary prose originally written in a Nordic language.

Translations must be from the writing of one author, although not necessarily from a single work.

The online application will require the following materials:

Your CV;

A brief description of the author whose work you are translating;

One copy of the translation, including a title page and a table of contents for the proposed book of which the submitted manuscript is a part. If prose, manuscripts must be 25-50 pages, double-spaced; if poetry, 15-25 pages. *Note: Manuscripts must have numbered pages, and the translator’s name should not appear on any page of the translation manuscript. Submissions containing the translator’s name will be disqualified;

One copy of the work(s) in the original language (relevant pages only); and

A letter or other document signed by the author, the author’s agent or the author’s estate granting permission for the translation to be entered in this competition and published in Scandinavian Review.

Restrictions:

The translation submitted in the competition may not have been previously published in the English language by the submission deadline. (If the submitted translation is also under consideration by a publisher, you must inform us of the expected publication date.)

Translators may submit one entry only and may not submit the same entry in more than two competitions.

The Translation Prize cannot be won more than three times by the same translator.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize 2022

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Deadline: April 30, 2022

The deadline has been moved forward by a couple of weeks to
Deadline: May 15, 2022

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture.

We dedicate the 2022 Carlo Annoni Prize to all those individuals that fight to see their right to love respected both in Italy and in the world, and to those experiencing discrimination because of their identity.

No majority will ever be able to abolish a minority’s feeling of diversity from their consciousness (Pier Paolo Pasolini)

Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded the amount of 1.000 Euros each.

Special mentions might be given to:
  • BEST COMEDY
  • BEST SHORT PLAY: a special mention will be given to a short play of a maximum of 10 minutes length
  • NEXT GENERATION: A special mention will be assigned to a play chosen by a jury of under 25s

Plays must be submitted via email at info@premiocarloannoni.eu by 30th April 2022
For info, jury details and regulations, please check
http://premiocarloannoni.eu/guidelines/?lang=en
No participation fee is required.

We are happy to consider plays that have already been performed.

The award ceremony will take place in September 2022.



Break A Leg Reading Series / Short Play Competition

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Deadline: May 31, 2022

Submissions accepted electronically at breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

Break A Leg has opened submissions for our:

One Act Slam Reading Series / Short Play Competition.

Make us Laugh! - Make us Cry! - Win $100!

ONE ACT SLAM DETAILS:

We are looking for short plays (no musicals/no one person shows/no child roles under age 15) that have not yet been produced or published. 

One Acts 5-10 pages (8-10 minutes) accepted from May 3rd to May 31st, 2022. A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner of the One Act Slam by audience vote as part of a live reading taking place in Midtown NYC in September. 

In the Subject of the email please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.

Submission Details for the One Act Slam 2022:

Plays must still be in the development / reading stage, with no prior fully staged / off book performances. Plays will be performed on book.

Due to the high volume of scripts received, WE ARE LOOKING FOR ONE ACTS 5- 10 PAGES (8-10 minutes) ONLY – PLAYS FOR OTHER CATEGORIES that don’t fit the one act criteria (Art of Science, Historically Speaking, Etc.) / FULL LENGTH PLAYS WILL NOT BE READ

Scripts 5-10 Pages submitted for the recent Delicious Comedy Call for Submissions are automatically being considered for the One Act Slam. PLEASE DO NOT RESUBMIT THEM.

Submissions accepted electronically at breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

In the Subject of the email, please put the title of the play and the reading series to which you are submitting.

Include your full name and phone number.

Attach plays in PDF form

Characters should be human or be able to be played by a human (no real animals). No child characters that cannot be portrayed by an adult. No Musicals. 

Characters Ages 40+ are encouraged

Due to the number of scripts we receive and the limited size of our staff, we are not able to respond personally to every play or to offer feedback.

Resubmissions of plays previously sent for consideration should be for updated drafts only, and please include the date of your original submission.

A cash prize of $100 will be awarded to the winner of the One Act Slam by audience vote as part of a live reading taking place in Midtown NYC in September.

At this time, we do not compensate playwrights outside of NYC for travel / accommodations to see the live reading, but we do take a lot of pictures and post on social media.

For any further questions, please contact the Literary Manager at: Breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

9th Annual Christopher Hewitt Award

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Deadline: June 15, 2022

A&U Magazine is currently accepting entries for the ninth annual Christopher Hewitt Award. Named in honor of A&U’s first literary editor, the award showcases outstanding responses to the AIDS pandemic and the realities of individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS in the genres of fiction, poetry, drama, and creative nonfiction.

Prize: $75
Entry fee: None
Submission deadline: June 15, 2022
Judges: Winners will be selected by the following judges, by category.
Poetry: Philip F. Clark
Fiction: Raymond Luczak
Creative Nonfiction: Jay Vithalani
Drama: Bruce Ward

Publication: Winners and named runners-up will be published in upcoming issues of A&U.

How to Submit: Email Word (.doc or .docx files) of your work to Editor in Chief David Waggoner by emailing mailbox [at] aumag [dot] org. Please indicate in the subject line that your submission is for the Christopher Hewitt Award; include your name and genre in the subject line as well. Your name or any other personal identifying information should not appear on your manuscript. Multiple submissions are accepted, but please submit each separately.

Guidelines: All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Writers may submit more than one work.

Fiction and creative nonfiction should be 1,200 words or fewer, double-spaced. Reasonable exceptions will be considered.

Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play (1,400-1,600 words, no more than ten pages, Dramatists Guild format). For drama excerpts, include, on a separate page, a synopsis and a full cast of characters.

We reserve the right to excerpt longer pieces for print, in consultation with the author; works in their entirety will be printed on the web.

Rights: We secure first North American serial rights and electronic archival rights (posting on the Web and in digital issues).

If any genre lacks a clear winner, fewer than four awards may be given. All entries will be considered for publication.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Generations ~ BETC’s New Play Development Program

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Deadline:  June 15, 2022
Or when our 200-script submission cutoff is reached

In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 15, 2022

Guidelines and the submission form are below. Please read carefully before submitting.

Entry Guidelines
  • Plays must be full-length scripts (at least 70 minutes estimated run-time).
  • Eligible playwrights are parents of at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline. Playwrights must be U.S. residents.
  • Each playwright is limited to the submission of one script for consideration.
  • Plays must be in the English language.
  • No musicals will be accepted.
  • We will not reconsider scripts that have been submitted to the Generations competition in previous years.
  • Scripts that have been fully produced by Equity or professional companies (for 8 or more performances) or that have been published are ineligible.
  • Scripts may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of June 15, 2022.
  • We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production.
  • Residency and Prize Information

The winning playwright will receive:
  • a week-long workshop residency, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
  • the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
  • a stipend for travel costs;
  • a $1000 prize; and
  • a $500 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.

The winning play will receive full consideration for production in an upcoming season. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production.

During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading. This year’s Generations residency may be held online if public health circumstances dictate but our goal is to offer an in-person residency. Specific date arrangements for the residency will be made directly with the winning playwright.
Competition Deadline

The application deadline is June 15, 2022, or when our 200-script submission cutoff is reached. Our winning playwright will be notified by Sept. 15, 2022.

The submission form will require you to submit a blind copy of your full script as a PDF file. Please do not include your name anywhere in the sample file. The biographical and demographic info you submit will not be referenced during the selection process.
Selection process

In our initial reading round, we read the first 20 pages of a script. Script excerpts nominated by two readers continue to the semi-finalist round, in which two readers read the full scripts and complete thorough reader responses. Highly regarded scripts become finalists. Our full committee reads all finalist scripts, then advises our producing artistic director in selecting the winning play.
Frequently Asked Questions

Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we do not provide feedback on submitted scripts during or after the competition. We will confirm that an initial submission has been received, and notify applicants of the competition winner.

Due to available program funding and staff capacity, we will not consider scripts from grandparents or others who are not currently custodial parents of a child 18 years of age or younger. We hope to be able to expand our program to additional generations in future years, but at this time our focus is on assisting playwrights with young families.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Woodward/Newman Award

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Deadline: We advise submitting prior to September 1 2022

Each play should be individually submitted at the following link:
CONSTELLATION STAGE & SCREEN PLAY SUBMISSION

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, started through the support of Joanne Woodward, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Newman family, celebrating Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward’s tremendous history of work on stage and screen. It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season (soon to be Constellation Stage & Screen, effective July 1, 2022).

Guidelines for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2023-24 Woodward/Newman Award.

The award recipient and finalists will be announced by May 15, 2023. 

 The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production (including housing/transportation).“Full-length” plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes). TYA shows should have a complete running time of over 40 minutes.

Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).

You will be asked to submit your play as an attachment and all other information (bio, history, synopsis, character breakdown) will be entered into a form. 

Musical submissions may upload demos as an attachment or include a link to a shared folder.

Limit of 2 play submissions per year.

If you have any questions, please email literarymanager@newplays.org

Please note that there are significant changes to our submission and selection process from previous years. In order to make the Woodward/Newman Award accessible to all, we have eliminated submission fees as well as the contest format. The Woodward/Newman Award will continue to be awarded to an unpublished new play once per year and come with a $3,000 cash prize and a full production. 

Submissions will be accepted and reviewed by our literary team on an ongoing basis, and will be considered for the award as well as for all 8 production slots in our season. So a play that is not selected for the Woodward/Newman slot in our season, may still be considered and selected for production. This will allow us to now accept open submissions for all types of plays (including TYA shows). While there are no deadlines for entry, due to the incredible volume of submissions, we advise submitting prior to September 1 to be considered for the following season.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

2022 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition

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Deadline: May 28th 2022

Attention Audio Drama Scriptwriters: The 2022 Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition is accepting adventure and comedy entries!

Greetings audio drama scriptwriters!

The MTB Audio Drama Scriptwriting Competition celebrates exciting aural storytelling with a $250 first prize and $100 second-place prize. Authors retain all script rights.

The focus for this, the tenth and final year of the MTB competition, is adventure and comedy scripts to engage and amuse audiences.

There’s no fee for entry. We simply ask the following:

Please keep to one entry per author.

Scripts should run no longer than 30 minutes (approximately 30 pages of script)

The script should be your original work/story. Adaptation of another author’s works or use of proprietary characters such as Dr. Who, Frankenstein, or Othello will lead to disqualification.

Please keep the script appropriate for listeners of all ages by meeting the following conventions:

1) Avoid swearing, which includes “damn,” and “hell” and “God.” Failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification regardless of context.

2) Avoid implicit or implied sexual context. Romantic affection is fine. Details about intimacy are not.

3) Avoid graphic depictions of killing or torture. It is understood that people can get bumped off for dramatic capital if needed (which is not to say it is necessary to do so) but if you do please avoid disturbing or overly descriptive details.

Given the current world situation, please refrain from submitting dystopian/pandemic fiction. This isn’t to say the subject can’t make for compelling drama, but a goal of this competition is to foster scripts that provide an escape for audiences of all ages from this topic. It’s fine if things start out dire for characters to spur conflict, but try to leave them in a better place by you story’s conclusion. Or at least most/some of them.

Make sure your script is action/plot driven. To meet this criteria (and prevent repurposed stage plays) each script should have at least one location change.
Please make sure it is free of visual stage directions such as “Shonna blows him a kiss. He nods knowingly as Tyler silently walks off stage” or stage play set design details.

Saturday, March 26, 2022

Fade to Black Festival 2022

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Deadline: April 1, 2022

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

No fee is required.

No restriction of theme or genre.

Three (3) script submissions are allowed per playwright.

Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.

Winning playwrights will be announced nationally on May 1, 2022.

TO QUALIFY:
  • Playwright must be the sole author of the submitted work.
  • Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.
  • Previously published or produced work by the author or theatre/company is not allowed (See definitions below).
  • Play must run no longer than 8-10 minutes long on stage. (Consider conducting an informal reading to ensure).
  • Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.
  • Play must not be a musical.
  • Play must not be written for children or youth.
  • Play must not contain characters that are under 17 years old.
  • Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black play festival seasons.
  • Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
  • Play must not be a film. Screenplays will not be accepted. 
  • Play should be "stand-alone", a separate body of work that has not been extracted from a larger, previously written play.
  • Author must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Play must be submitted in a PDF format.

TO SUBMIT:
See submission link: https://forms.gle/sUESPtTCvJrR9gfn9


Upload pdf of original work.


DEFINITIONS:
"Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event.

"Published" - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed.

Staged readings (formal or informal) are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings but has not been produced as a full-scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize 2022

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Deadline: April 1, 2022 

Submit via Submittable

Awarded for the best playwriting response theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2022. 

The prize will be £3,000 plus a rehearsed reading at the fellowship’s annual symposium to which the winner will be invited to attend. Runners up will be invited to attend the symposium, their travel expenses will be reimbursed up to a total of £500 and all food and accommodation will be covered.

Rules: 

The final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length.

The final piece must require no more than four actors. 

The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred. 

This prize is open to anyone above 18 years of age.  

All entries must be written in English.

Plays must not have previously been performed, including as a reading or workshop production.

Playwrights at any stage of their career are eligible to apply.

Submissions will be judged anonymously so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on your submission materials.

Submission: 

To apply you will be asked to submit the following:

A 1-2 detailed page synopsis of your proposed story.

A sample of previous work of at least 10 pages.

Rules:
  • Open to all nationalities, aged 18 and above. 
  • All genres permitted. 
  • The proposed final piece must be no more than 45 minutes in length and require no more than four actors. 
  • The winning play will be performed as a rehearsed reading so simplicity in staging is preferred. 
  • Judging is anonymous, so please ensure your name does not appear anywhere on the documents you submit.

Monday, March 14, 2022

The 2023 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award

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Deadline: March 21, 2022 12 noon GMT

Please read our Award criteria carefully, as we will be unable to consider any play or writer that does not meet what we have set out below. If you are a translator or collaborating with a translator, there is further information at the bottom of the page to take into account.

  • The 2023 Theatre503 International Playwriting Award aims to identify and champion debut/early career playwrights.
  • You are an eligible writer if you have not already had a full-length play of more than 65 minutes produced for 3-4 weeks or more in any theatre, and two weeks or more in a major subsidised theatre/organisation including a national tour.
  • You only have limited international credits where longer runs are not part of a country’s ecology and/or limited screen credits
  • Work must be submitted by the writer or the translator and not through a third party/agent
  • The reading process is anonymous. Please do not include your name or contact details anywhere in the text of your script. Your personal information will be held separately
  • The online portal will be open for submissions from 12 noon (GMT) February 21 until 12noon March 21 2022. Any entries received after this time will not be eligible
  • Only entries submitted online though theatre503.com/writers/submissionswill be accepted.
  • Please do not submit any material by any other means. E.g. on paper, email, CDs, digital media
  • Please do not submit or include any other material, or include images in your script
  • Adaptations or musicals are not eligible
  • Plays must be written/translated into the English Language
  • Plays (including translations) must never have been professionally optioned, produced or published at the point of submission
  • Only one script may be submitted by each writer
  • Co-written scripts can be accepted, provided both writers are eligible under our Award criteria – prize money will be shared in the eventuality of a co-written play
  • Theatre503 must be informed immediately should you wish to withdraw your play at any point

By submitting a script for consideration you agree that:
  • You are over 16 years of age
  • You have not had a play produced for a 3-4 week run in any theatre, two weeks or more in a major subsidised theatre/organisation including national tours, limited international credits and/or limited screen credits
  • The script does not contain any detail of your identity
  • You are the writer of the play and exclusively own and control all copyright and all other related rights to the play (and the translator owns and controls the rights to the translation)
  • The play is over 65 minutes in length
  • The play is original, unperformed, unpublished work for the stage and has not been produced anywhere in the world. In the case of a translation, this applies to both the English language translation and the work in its original language.
  • The play is available for production and unattached to any other theatre or company
  • If you are the winner you will receive £3,000 in prize money and £3,000 as an advance against 8% of the gross box office, to grant Theatre503 the exclusive license to produce the play for up to 18 months after the announcement of the award
  • Samuel French Ltd, a Concord Theatricals company, will have the exclusive right to publish the winning play in return for an advance to be negotiated in good faith

Friday, February 18, 2022

2022 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize for plays no more than 10,000 words

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Deadline: March 7, 2022, 12PM

Platform Presents are thrilled to announce submissions for the 2022 Platform Presents Playwright’s Prize are now open.

This is an open call for distinctive, dynamic plays, no more than 10,000 words.

(NOTE: NYCPlaywrights estimates 10,000 words in a standard play script to be about 75 pages.)

The prize includes ongoing mentoring and producing the winning script, as well as the £5,000 cash prize.

The competition closes at 12pm on 7th March 2022.


Judges confirmed so far are Aki Omoshaybi (Actor, Writer & Director), Charlotte Colbert (Director), Dianna Agron (Actor & Producer), Dipal Acharya (Writer & Journalist), Dougray Scott (Actor & Producer), Helena Lee (Writer & Journalist), Jack Farthing (Actor), Jasmine Lee-Jones (Writer & Actor), Jessica Ronane (Casting Director), Laura Weir (Writer), Pearl Mackie (Actor), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Actor), Sara-Ella Ozbek (Writer) and Zoe Rocha (Producer).

For the 2021 Prize, 734 plays were submitted by writers from London to New York, LA to Melbourne. These were shortlisted to 10 by our Script Editor Meghan Cosgrove, our Script Reader Adrianna Bertola, Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson, and then judged (un-named) by an incredible group of industry experts across theatre, television and film.

The prize includes ongoing mentoring and producing the winning script, as well as the £5,000 cash prize.

Instagram - @platformpresents

The competition closes at 12pm on 7th March 2022.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Rhino Theatre's 2022 6th Annual One-Act Jamboree

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Deadline:  March 1, 2022

Submission fee waived for members of Dramatist Guild (must include copy of front and back of current card with submission)

Show Dates: JULY 15, 16, 17 (Friday 8pm Saturday 2pm and 8pm and Sunday 2pm)

WEBSITE FOR SUBMISSIONS: https://www.rhinotheatre.com/oneacts

Writers must submit their one-act plays (with a running time of 20 minutes or less)

Entries will be judged on plot, character development, dialogue and overall quality.

Please send manuscripts and enclose your $20 reading fee (per manuscript)
Submission fee waived for members of Dramatist Guild (must include copy of front and back of current card with submission)

Mail to:

Rhino Theatre Group, LLC
237 Hamburg Turnpike
Pompton Lakes, NJ 07442

Attention: One Act Jamboree

Alternatively, you may submit your play via our website here. Click "Submit A Play for 2022" to send your manuscript via email. 


CONTACT EMAIL: joann@rhinotheatre.com

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: 973-2489491

Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the opportunity of a staged production of his or her play at the
Rhino One Act Jamboree, which will be held July 15, 16, 17, 2022 at Rhino Studio 237.

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

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

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

Sunday, February 13, 2022

The Michael and Joan Kornblit 10-minute Playwriting Competition offered by Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma

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Deadline: February 15, 2022

SUBMIT HERE

Mothers in the Bible: Smart Women, Tough Choices

Requesting monologues and/or one-acts from playwrights around the globe dealing with Mothers in the Hebrew Bible.

All entries must be under 10 minutes. Anything that reads longer than 10 minutes will not be considered.

Limit three submissions per playwright.

Those selected for production will each receive a $100 prize.

Selected pieces will be announced by March 15, 2022.

Selected pieces will have works professionally performed in salon-style productions on April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 p.m. in Oklahoma City (venue TBD).

Plays will be chosen by blind submission committee.

As we usher in Mothers’ Day 2022, Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma (JTO) invites playwrights to take a reverent but realistic view of some of the greater and lesser-known mothers in the Hebrew Bible. While it’s simple to see mothers as beacons of goodness, nurturers, and dedicated followers of God, sometimes mothers need to break bonds, commit sins, and even rebel against God.

In our first “Mother’s in the Bible” festival, “Smart Women, Tough Choices,” JTO asks playwrights to explore the complexities of motherhood through stories about the strengths, weaknesses, successes, and failures of mothers that fill the pages of the Hebrew Bible.

Here are just a few examples of possible topics:

· Was it strength that led Sarah to exile Hagar and Ishmael or jealous insecurity?

· Lot’s daughters seduced their father to become mothers. What are the implications?

· Tamar chose to dress like a prostitute and seduce Judah. Ends justify the means?

· What might a conversation between Moses and his mother, Jochebed, have sounded like?


Friday, January 28, 2022

Equity Library Theatre Chicago ALL ACCESS: A READING SERIES OF NEW PLAYS

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Deadline: February 5, 2022

Submit a script via email, as a PDF or Word document, with the play’s title in the subject line, to ELTChicago@gmail.com 

All Access is an ongoing reading series that began in 2015 with a grant from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Its purpose is to promote new plays that bring to prominence narratives that are underrepresented in our culture's storytelling: to wit, plays that feature characters who are femme, BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and/or PWD. The readings are rehearsed with an experienced director and performed by an all-Equity cast.

Equity Library Theatre-Chicago holds annual, open submissions; to date, we have read hundreds of scripts from across the country as well as England, Ireland, and Canada. To ensure that we have a continual rotation of viewpoints, each year at least half of our readers are new to the series, and our finalist readers select the winner through a blind read. Every playwright who submits receives our greatest admiration; the winning playwright also receives a $300 prize.

2022 Submission Guidelines

Equity Library Theatre Chicago is seeking submissions of new, full-length plays. One script will be selected and produced as a staged reading with an experienced director and an all-Equity cast; the playwright will also be awarded $300.*

Because this reading will be part of our ongoing All Access Series, in addition to overall excellence, we will give preference to plays with protagonists who are femme, BIPOC, people with disabilities, and/or LGBTQIA+.

You may submit a script via email, as a PDF or Word document, with the play’s title in the subject line, to ELTChicago@gmail.com January 5th - February 5th, 2022.

Please include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, development history, and contact information. We will accept scripts that have been submitted in past years. No submission fee.

*ELTC aims to produce the winning play's staged reading in 2022, but Covid precautions must be taken into consideration. The staged reading may occur in a variety of different ways - an outdoor venue in the summer of 2022, an indoor venue in the fall of 2022 if the state of affairs allows, or as part of a festival to be paired with the 2023 winner and performed in the summer or fall of that year. As it stands now, we are committed to the winning play receiving a live, in-person performance, and not a digital presentation, so we hope to be able to present it as soon as it is safe to do so. 

PLEASE NOTE: The $300 is attached to the selection of the play and not the performance.

Monday, January 24, 2022

THE MIRANDA FAMILY ‘VOCES LATINX’ NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

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Deadline: February 1, 2022 

*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*

Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experience.
  • Original and un-produced.
  • Full length plays. (At least- 1 hour and 15 minutes)
  • Written in either Spanish or English.
  • Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • No screenplays, one-act plays, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • Absolutely no changes or resubmissions can be made once a script has been submitted.
  • Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.

SELECTION PROCESS
  • Winners will be announced 7- 8 months after the deadline.
  • Each participant will be notified of the results by e-mail.
  • We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results.

PRIZES

Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script.
  • Grand Prize Winner: $3,000
  • 2nd Place: $2,000
  • 3rd Place: $1,000
  • (2) Runners up at $500 each.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Must follow instructions and fully fill out the form to participate. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted. Do not send any other biographical information or reviews.

Send all of this information and the requested materials via e-mail to aav@repertorio.org using the subject line “Voces Latinx: Title of –Your- Play”.

Send the following information within the body of the e-mail:
  • Your full name
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your cell phone number
  • Your mailing address (street address, city, state, zip code)
  • How did you hear about the competition?
  • 4-6 line synopsis
  • 4 -6 line description of how your play relates to the Latinx / Hispanic American community

Send the following as an attachment:
  • One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script – WITHOUT your name on it. (PDF ONLY)
  • Please OMIT your name from the script
  • Do NOT send other biographical information or reviews

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Native Voices: 12th Annual Short Play Festival

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

*Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theatre by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists.

**Please also note our new submission deadlines! We have reformatted our season so that the Short Play Festival will be performed in March, the Playwrights Retreat and Festival will remain in June, and our main production will rehearse in September with performances in October.
Short Plays

TRICKSTER : Coyotes, Rabbits, and Ravens, Oh My!

Many Native stories involve a Trickster, a cunning, crafty, clever, mischief-making being who often teaches humankind how to be while embodying what not to be. A Trickster is the ultimate disrupter. They can be charming, witty, funny, harsh, critical, but they have a truth to share with us if we only listen. And if we don’t listen? Well, they will find a way whether we like it or not.

We promise: this isn't a trick! For our 2022 Short Play Festival, we invite you to tell a story inspired by a Trickster. These plays can be funny, sad, triumphant, or anything in between. The only rule: they must be 10 minutes long. They also must incorporate the theme "Trickster" (see? I tricked you! I said there was one rule but there's actually two!)

Plays chosen to participate in the 12th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting award – a $1,000 cash prize!!

Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome, and unique theatricality is a must.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

The Caribbean Writer seeks one-act plays on the theme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 36 under the 2021 theme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations. As history meets our day to day experiences, epiphanies unfold; and as we self-interrogate the disruption motifs in many of these illuminations, the roots of prevailing disruptions emerge, complicated by disguise. Submissions exploring this theme in its widest permutations are invited.

Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. 

The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Prospective authors should submit all creative works: drama, fiction and poetry manuscripts, through the online portal ONLY at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission

Submit Word files only (no PDFs) . Note that TCW no longer accepts hardcopy submissions.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Individuals may submit poems (3 maximum), short stories and personal essays on general topics as well as on the theme. The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The term “previously published” covers print and electronic publication —including on social media platforms, and self-published items. The Caribbean Writer does not accept simultaneous submissions (items being considered for publication elsewhere). The prospective author should provide contact information including mailing address, phone number, any professional affiliations, brief biographical information (no more than 100 words and such as appears under the “Contributors” section of the journal). In the event that the author’s contact information changes, all updates should be made by the author by logging into the online account.

Before submitting, submitter should carefully edit and proofread the manuscript, adhering to publication-ready details, as well as standards of proofreading such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, formatting and consistent language, along with the elimination of typographical errors, and with focus on the overall quality of the work.

The Caribbean Writer is a refereed journal. There are no fees payable to submit or publish in this journal. All submissions undergo an initial blind review by the editor. Creative works, such as fiction, poetry and drama, after editorial review, are advanced by the editor to the double-blind peer review process. In this process, both the reviewers’ and authors’ identities are concealed from the reviewers and vice versa throughout the review process.

Artists interested in having their artwork considered for use by TCW should submit electronic files in vertical format as PNG or JPEG files with a resolution of 300 dpi or greater. The journal also accepts black and white art (line drawings, sketches, block prints, etc.). The journal does not accept graphic poetry or narratives.

SUBMISSION WINDOW

Submissions are accepted from January 10 to December 31 each year and are considered for the journal that will be published the following year. (In other words, volume 36 will be published in 2022 and entries submitted between January 10 and December 31 of 2021 will be considered for volume 36. The deadline for submissions each year is December 31. Submit Word files at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission/


Literary Prizes

All submissions are eligible for the following prizes:
  • The Canute A. Brodhurst Prize of $400 awarded to a writer for best short fiction. Donated by the St. Croix Avis Newspaper
  • The Daily News Prize of $500 awarded to a resident of the US Virgin Islands or the British Virgin Islands.
  • The Marvin E. Williams Literary Prize of $500 awarded to a new or emerging writer. Donated by Marvin’s widow, Dasil Williams, in honor of her late husband who served as the editor of The Caribbean Writer from 2003 – 2008.
  • The Cecile deJongh Literary Prize of $500 awarded to a Caribbean author whose work best expresses the spirit of the Caribbean. Donated by former Governor John P. de Jongh, Jr. in honor of Cecile de Jongh’s abiding commitment to literacy in the territory, especially among the young people of the Virgin Islands..
  • The Vincent Cooper Literary Prize of $300 awarded to a Caribbean author for exemplary writing in Caribbean Nation Language (Kamau Brathwaite). Donated by Professor Vincent Cooper, PhD.
For more information, contact The Caribbean Writer at thecaribbeanwriter@uvi.edu

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Carlow Little Theater International Playwriting Competition 2022

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Deadline: December 20, 2021 at midnight

SUBMISSION FORM

Carlow, Ireland

The competition is open to all writers over 18 years old, both members and non-members, local and international. The play submitted must be in English and be an original work of the entrant that has not yet been published, nor performed on stage previously, nor received any awards previously. No entry fee is required.

The script length / duration of the play should not exceed 20 minutes.

Scripts are to be sent electronically to Carlow Little Theatre Society, by emailing them tocarlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the subject header of ‘2021/22 Playwriting Competition’, along with fully completed entry form attached to the email. 

Note that the entrant’s name should appear only on the entry form and not on the scripts.

DEADLINE: the deadline for entry is midnight of Monday 20th December 2021.

The 3 finalist plays selected for rehearsed readings will be announced on Friday 4th February 2022, with the entrants also contacted directly.

Two independent adjudicators will judge the final three scripts prior to the rehearsed readings. The rehearsed readings of the three finalist plays are then planned to be streamed on Saturday 19th February 2022. Online voting will begin as this stream finishes and this online vote will remain open until 23:59 on Monday 21st February 2022. The online votes will count for 34% of the final total with the remaining 66% split between the two adjudicators. 

The overall outright winner of the competition will be announced on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, with a monetary prize of €500 for 1st place, €300 for 2nd place and €200 for third place kindly sponsored by local marketing and call centre company, Maven TM.

Playwrights are asked to read the guidelines below before submitting their play for consideration:
  • Each play should have a running time of up to 20 minutes. As a guide, use the format: 1 page equals approximately 1 minute of performance time.
  • Script formats are not strict and can take a variety of forms. However, it must be clearly formatted and the recommended format is 12pt, double-spaced, Times New Roman.
  • Plays should be sent as doc (Word) or PDF, via email only. We do not accept hard copy.
  • Each script should be numbered, with the title of the play at the top of each page.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear on the script.
  • All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The script should not have been published, performed previously or be scheduled for performance or have received any awards previously.
  • The play should not be an excerpt from a longer work.
  • We do not accept adaptations.
  • Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT), Monday 20th December 2021.
  • Entries are to be sent by email to carlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the Subject Header of ‘2021/22 Playwriting Competition’.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by the fully completed entry form. The entry form can be downloaded directly from HERE.
  • Entry to the competition provides Carlow Little Theatre Society with permission and rights to perform all received plays in a rehearsed reading. A recording of the rehearsed readings will then be streamed online and will remain on Carlow Little Theatre Society's social media for a period of no more than seven days thereafter.
  • Selected finalist writers are asked, but not required, to be available for communications with the director assigned to their play, either via electronic communication, phone or in person meetings. The director retains the final artistic control over each plays' production but all efforts will be made to engage with the writers wishes where possible.
  • Alterations to the scripts (only with the expressed consent of the writer), will be permitted during rehearsals up to seven days prior to the streaming of the rehearsed reading. After this point, a final script will be sent to the independent adjudicators.
  • The online votes will account for 34% of the final total. The remaining 66% will be split between two independent judges, who will adjudicate on the scripts only and not the rehearsed readings.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

SOOP to NUTS Short Play FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: September 20, 2021

Welcome to the 2nd Annual SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!)

FESTIVAL DATES: November 5th – 20th, 2021 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:
1. All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 - 25 semi-finalists will be chosen

2. Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 5 – 7) OR the second weekend (Nov 12 – 14).

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 (Nov 20th) 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 9/20/21

(STN SPF, Feb/2020 Winners: 1st place, A Family Affair by Albi Gorn / 2nd place, Broken Birds by Sean O’Connor / 3rd place, Richard Nixon’s Neighbors by John Barrow)

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks audio plays from veterans

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute audio play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria:

- current or former US military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service, or intelligence service veteran 
 
- immediate family member of a current or former military, law enforcement, fire, EMS, foreign service or intelligence service veteran

Submissions should be emailed in PDF format to vetrep.theater@gmail.com and should include the veteran/immediate family member status of the playwright in the body of the email.

Plays should be:

- 10 minutes or less in length.
- Written as an audio play
- Any genre (but especially comedy and thrillers)
- Any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service

Playwrights may submit more than one play

Plays should not have been previously produced and/or published

Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than July 4, 2022. (Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline).

There is no participation or submission fee.

There is no guarantee that winners’ or finalists’ work will be produced by VetRep.

The competition winner:

- Will receive a $1000 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- Will be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where Winner will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

The second-place finalist:

- Will receive a $750 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).


The third-place finalist:

- Will receive a $500 cash prize.

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalist will have the opportunity to submit plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).


The fourth-place through tenth-place finalists:

- Will receive feedback from panel of judges.

- May be invited to join the VetRep Playwrighting Incubator where finalists will have the opportunity to submit their plays for commissioning and production at VetRep.

- Will win a one-year PSH Subscription (www.playsubmissionshelper.com).

Founded in February 2021 in Newburgh, NY, Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is a creative hub that brings talented veteran writers and professional New York-based artists under one roof to create compelling live theater and events. 

Our website will go live by the end of July at https://vetrep.org/. You can follow us at https://www.instagram.com/vetreptheater/ and https://www.facebook.com/vetreptheaternewburgh to see our latest events and updates.

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