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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

PAC New Venture Reading Series Festival - 10 minute plays

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Deadline: August 1, 2020 5PM
Philadelphia PA



To celebrate PAC’s 10th anniversary season and to celebrate the vitality of classical themes in new work, PAC invites playwrights to submit for consideration for our first ever New Venture Reading Series Play Festival.

​The theme for the plays is Transformation.

Five plays of no more than 10 minutes each will be selected for a staged reading during our festival taking place February 14-15, 2021 at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake.

WHEN?
The Submission window is: June 1 - August 1, 2020.
​The Festival takes place February 14-15, 2021.

All submissions must be received by 5pm on August 1, 2020. No exceptions. Only the first 100 submissions will be accepted. Once the 100 cap has been reached, the submission window will close. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines below will not be accepted to make room for others. One submission per writer, please. Make sure everyone can have a chance.

The selected plays will be announced November 1, 2020.

HOW?
For inspiration, take a walk through our website. Read through our mission, our past production and reading history and even take a look at the adaptations and scripts we have worked on over the years. You can find a selection of our scripts and adaptations here.

Please be mindful that while the scripts are largely in the public domain, our adaptations are not so please don't use these works for any other purpose without permission.

Create a 10-minute play that responds, resonates or retorts the themes, characters and/or essence of the work you discover. Use Transformation as your guide. It may lead to a new verse form or a new language altogether or it may be a direct rebuttal of the themes you encounter. We are looking for creativity and honesty.

THE DETAILS
  • Based on the theme of Transformation, please submit a play that:
  • Is in response to, conversation with, or inspired by classical work and ties into Transformation;
  • Is a finished piece with a beginning, middle and end;
  • Is no more than 10 minutes in length;
  • An original, never published or previously produced new work
SELECTION CRITERIA

Each of the 5 chosen plays will be selected based on:
  • Clearly demonstrated excellence of the work;
  • Relevance to the mission of PAC;
  • Incorporation of theme; and
  • Creative use of language/classical themes/conversation with the classics as outlined in the THE DETAILS section above.
DEADLINE
Please submit by 5PM on Saturday, August 1 OR until the cap has been reached. No exceptions or phone calls, please. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT BEFORE JUNE 1. YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Thank you.

​IF I GET SELECTED…?
  • ​Selected playwrights will receive the following:
  • Two staged readings of their script during the New Ventures Festival on February 14 and 15, 2020 by a core group of incredible Philadelphia-based actors;
  • A dedicated dramaturg and director;
  • A commission fee of $50.00;
  • Final script approval and will be consulted on choices for shared ensemble cast;
  • Submission to National New Play Exchange;
  • The love and admiration of actors, peers, and audiences
​MORE DETAILS
  • Each script must be no longer than 10 pages (excluding title page and character list);
  • Font no smaller than 11 point please;
  • When read aloud, play should not exceed 10 minutes;
  • Please submit in PDF format. Name the file as the exact title of your play.
  • We are new to this so please do not ask for comments on your submission.
  • Please submit only through the submission form
  • ​Please note: We are unable to provide local housing
  • In the event we cannot meet in person, the Festival will be transformed (see what we did there?) to an online format
  • Still have questions? Please contact Charlotte at: charlotte@philartistscollective.org

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Notre Dame Performing Arts New Play Festival

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Deadline: July 15, 2020

South Euclid Ohio

Notre Dame College Performing Arts will host its annual National Playwriting Festival in November 2020, showcasing unproduced plays and musicals for young adults and children.

A national search has begun, looking for the best and most promising theatrical works relevant to young audiences today. The two-day festival will consist of 3-5 staged readings of previously unseen theatrical works, and will take place in the Regina Auditorium on the Notre Dame College campus.

A winner will be chosen through committee/audience voting and will receive a $500 prize, as well as the opportunity to present fully-staged production during the subsequent NDC Spring Semester.

The winner of the 2019 Notre Dame Performing Arts New Play Festival, "MIDNITE" by Rory Leahy and Rena Hardy, received its world premiere production February 2020.

Beginning March 15 of each year, the Notre Dame College New Play Festival will begin taking digital-copy submissions of new plays and musicals. The Director of Theatre will ensure the submitted materials follow specified criteria (see below) and will pass the play to 7-person panel who will judge the merits of each work.

All playwrights will be notified of the status of their submission in September and promotion about the chosen material will begin thereafter.

The festival will take place in late November.

The productions will be showcased in a reader’s theatre format open to the public. The winner will be chosen by the selection panel, with consideration given to an audience vote, and announced at a reception upon conclusion of the festival.

The winner of each season’s new Playwriting Festival will receive a fully-developed and produced show as part of the NDC Spring Semester.

A cash prize of $500 will be awarded to the winner dependent upon funding.

Criteria

- There is no submission fee for the Notre Dame College New Play Festival

- Submission deadline is July 15 of each year. Scripts received after that date will be considered the following year.

- 3-5 finalists will be selected on October 1 of that year and their names will be posted to the Notre Dame College website and social media platforms at that time.

- Must be a full-length play/musical for children or young adults without a prior production

- A brief synopsis must be sent together with a complete digital manuscript. Submission must include a contact phone number and e-mail address on the play’s title page. No hard-copy submissions will be accepted.

- The play must be at least 1 hour and no longer than 90 minutes.

- The play must be appropriate for audiences of all ages.

- Dramas, comedies and farces (with or without music) are welcome.

- Only ONE work per author may be submitted each year.

- Cast size limited to no less than 4 or more than 22.

- The plays selected will be acted by our student actors with a mix of regional artists where necessary. Plays that can be effectively cast within our market will be considered favorably.

- Playwrights who are questioning whether or not their play is a good match for the Notre Dame New Play Festival are strongly encouraged to contact Director of Theatre Pierre Brault at theatre@ndc.edu before submitting.

- All plays that are not selected for the festival will be held on file for 2 years.

- All qualifying submissions will be read by five to seven readers.

Be advised that the following are not considered qualifying submissions:

  • Screenplays submitted as theatrical plays
  • Plays with excessive profanity or violence or are inappropriate for youth audience members

Notre Dame College 2020 New Play Festival Timeline

March 15 – Begin accepting submissions

July 15 – Submission deadline

October 15 - Finalists announced

November - Annual Notre Dame New Play Festival

Length: 60-90 minutes
Cast Size: 4–24
Age Appropriateness: all ages
Unproduced Work Only?: Yes

Sunday, July 5, 2020

The Dark Room Zoom readings submission guidelines

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THE DARK ROOM IS NOW TWICE A MONTH AND HELD VIA ZOOM

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

The Dark Room is a place where writers take center stage and their work has a chance to grow. Held on the second Tuesday of every month, this ongoing event affords emerging and veteran playwrights the space and resources to develop new works. The Dark Room offers a venue to workshop plays, novels, poems, or any other written work in a supportive, yet critical environment.

Writers – bring your work! Actors – come out and read!

Suggested donation of $5 is welcomed at the door, but not required.

If you are interested in being a featured writer at a future evening of The Dark Room, please send a 20-30 page script along with a short bio, cast requirements, descriptions of the characters, and a synopsis of the piece. Writers wishing to present during the open session portion of The Dark Room may submit shorter works, up to ten pages, in advance of the event or bring them on the night of the event. 

Open session readings are first come, first served until all slots have been filled. All submissions should be e-mailed to Mindy Herman or John Busser.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

INGENIO 2020

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Deadline: July 8, 2020
Portland OR

INGENIO 2020 will take place September 20 – 26, 2020 and we will be accepting script submissions through July 8th. Plays will be selected, assigned directors and actors, rehearsed, and presented as virtual readings.

GENERAL GUIDELINES
  • Open to all Latino/a/x-identified playwrights
  • Original full-length plays, at least 70 minutes and no more than two hours in length
  • Plays can be in English, Spanish, or bilingual
  • Plays with over eight actors will require doubling; playwrights are asked to provide preferred casting breakdown
  • Chamber musicals will be considered
  • Published plays and those that have received, or are scheduled to receive, a full professional production are not eligible
  • Playwrights are strongly encouraged to participate and attend.

TO SUBMIT
  • Scripts must be in PDF format and should follow the Dramatist Guild’s of America Traditional or Modern play format. Other than the cover page, the script shall have no identifying information about the playwright.
  • Include playwright’s biography (90 words), play synopsis (150 words), and play’s development history, if applicable.
  • Submit via email to ingenio@milagro.org no later than 5pm (PST)/ 7pm (CST)/ 8pm (EST) July 8, 2020. Selected playwrights will be notified by September 7, 2020.
For questions, email project manager, Maya Malan-Gonzalez maya@milagro.org

Ingenio /ēn ‘he nē oh/: Spanish for wit, ingenuity; the inventive and creative capacity to create; a sugar cane refinery.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

IATI Theater 2021 Cimientos Season

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Deadline: June 30, 2020

SUBMISSION FORM

The 2021 Cimientos will consists of two main components:
PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel): Playwrights accepted to the program, IATI Theater’s artistic staff and other specially invited theater professionals will converge in workshop meetings to discuss the new works that make up the particular season. Every meeting will be dedicated to a single playwright in the program, the focus being in further advancing the text before it is presented in front of a live audience.

SRP (Staged Reading Presentation): Each playwright in the program will be given the opportunity to present their play in a directed, professionally acted staged reading. Thus, the piece will be exposed to a receptive audience that further develops the featured script through a post-reading talkback.

There is no submission fee.
Submissions that do not adhere to the following guidelines will not be reviewed.
  1. The online form is the only method of submission. The button below will be active during June.
  2. This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.
  3. The playwright must commit to take part in the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) meetings, either in person or video conference. The PPP will meet for ten (10) consecutive weeks.
  4. The playwright must commit to participate in their post-reading talk-back, either in person or video conference.
  5. Applicant must be the original creator of the submitted work and sole owner of its rights. By submitting their work, applicants grant IATI Theater and its collaborators permission to use the submitted material for the Cimientos Program.
  6. The submission must be a completed, new, full-length play that has not had a previous professional production. If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must state so on the online form.
  7. Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.
  8. Scripts must be between 45–90 minutes in length.
  9. The play must have 5 actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 characters and do not provide a clear and stageable double-role explanation will not be reviewed. It must be clearly expressed on the online form.
  10. The author’s name(s) should not appear anywhere within the script, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document. Cimientos reads submissions ‘blind’, in an effort to let the quality of the work speak for itself and to keep our judging process as equitable as possible.
  11. All documents must be submitted in PDF format.
  12. Submissions for the 2021 Season will only be accepted from June 1 to June 30, 2020. 


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

TNP Readers Theatre “Evening of New Plays” One-Act Play Competition

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Deadline: June 30, 2020
Naples FL

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.

Deadline for submissions is June 30, 2020.

How to Enter
Playwrights must submit three copies of their scripts in standard play format to
An Evening of New Plays 2020,
The Naples Players,
701 5th Ave. S.,
Naples, FL 34102. 
Plays may also be submitted electronically
to: tnpreaderstheatre@gmail.com

Playwrights must follow the instructions for play submission or the play will be rejected.
A title page with the name of the play, synopsis, and list of characters must be attached to each script. A separate page, giving the name of the play, the name of the playwright, and all contact data should accompany the scripts but not be attached to them. This is to help assure anonymity during the judging process. For one copy of the script, please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope.

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, 2020.

Performance/Awards
Finalists will receive staged readings of their plays, presented in the Tobye Studio on January 31, 2021. A reception follows for all in attendance. 

Finalists each may receive a $100 performance royalty, memorial trophy, event poster, 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.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Philadelphia Artists Collective New Venture Reading Series Play Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: August 1, 2020
Philadelphia PA

SUBMISSION FORM

To celebrate PAC’s 10th anniversary season and to celebrate the vitality of classical themes in new work, PAC invites playwrights to submit for consideration for our first ever New Venture Reading Series Play Festival.

​The theme for the plays is Transformation.

Five plays of no more than 10 minutes each will be selected for a staged reading during our festival taking place February 14-15, 2021 at the Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake.

​The Festival takes place February 14-15, 2021.

All submissions must be received by 5pm on August 1, 2020. No exceptions. Only the first 100 submissions will be accepted. Once the 100 cap has been reached, the submission window will close. Submissions that do not meet the guidelines below will not be accepted to make room for others. One submission per writer, please. Make sure everyone can have a chance.

The selected plays will be announced November 1, 2020.

HOW?
For inspiration, take a walk through our website. Read through our mission, our past production and reading history and even take a look at the adaptations and scripts we have worked on over the years. You can find a selection of our scripts and adaptations here.

Please be mindful that while the scripts are largely in the public domain, our adaptations are not so please don't use these works for any other purpose without permission.

Create a 10-minute play that responds, resonates or retorts the themes, characters and/or essence of the work you discover. Use Transformation as your guide. It may lead to a new verse form or a new language altogether or it may be a direct rebuttal of the themes you encounter. We are looking for creativity and honesty.

THE DETAILS
  • Based on the theme of Transformation, please submit a play that:
  • Is in response to, conversation with, or inspired by classical work and ties into Transformation;
  • Is a finished piece with a beginning, middle and end;
  • Is no more than 10 minutes in length;
  • An original, never published or previously produced new work
  • SELECTION CRITERIA
  • Each of the 5 chosen plays will be selected based on:
  • Clearly demonstrated excellence of the work;
  • Relevance to the mission of PAC;
  • Incorporation of theme; and
  • Creative use of language/classical themes/conversation with the classics as outlined in the THE DETAILS section above.
  • DEADLINE
  • The submission window will open on June 1, 2020. Please submit by 5PM on Saturday, August 1 OR until the cap has been reached. No exceptions or phone calls, please. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT BEFORE JUNE 1. YOUR SUBMISSION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. Thank you.

​IF I GET SELECTED…?
​Selected playwrights will receive the following:
  • Two staged readings of their script during the New Ventures Festival on February 14 and 15, 2020 by a core group of incredible Philadelphia-based actors;
  • A dedicated dramaturg and director;
  • A commission fee of $50.00;
  • Final script approval and will be consulted on choices for shared ensemble cast;
  • Submission to National New Play Exchange;
  • The love and admiration of actors, peers, and audiences
​MORE DETAILS
  • Each script must be no longer than 10 pages (excluding title page and character list);
  • Font no smaller than 11 point please;
  • When read aloud, play should not exceed 10 minutes;
  • Please submit in PDF format. Name the file as the exact title of your play.
  • We are new to this so please do not ask for comments on your submission.
  • Please submit only through the submission form
  • ​Please note: We are unable to provide local housing
  • In the event we cannot meet in person, the Festival will be transformed (see what we did there?) to an online format
Still have questions? Please contact Charlotte at: charlotte@philartistscollective.org

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Avant Bard Theatre fifth annual Scripts In Play Festival

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Deadline: June 15, 2020



Avant Bard Theatre in Arlington, VA is now accepting play submissions for the fifth annual Scripts In Play Festival, scheduled to perform during the 2020-21 season. Submissions are accepted now on a rolling basis through June 15, 2020.

About Avant Bard

Avant Bard Theatre is a professional regional company dedicated to producing the best in classics, both time-tested and contemporary. The Scripts In Play Festival is for new plays on classical themes that in some way challenge a contemporary audience’s relationship with history. Past Scripts In Play festivals have included historical dramas, classical adaptations, new translations of historical texts, non-western classics, postmodern adaptations, and more.

About The Opportunity

All submissions will be considered by the Scripts In Play Reading Committee. If selected, plays will be programmed in the festival. Festival plays are assigned a director, who will cast and stage a one-night-only staged reading with free admission.

Playwrights may opt to submit a play for development. Choose this option for plays earlier in their life cycle, or plays seeking substantial changes. Plays for development will be assigned a dramaturg prior to rehearsal, to help produce a new performance draft before Scripts In Play. There is no difference in priority for plays submitted for development.

If selected, playwrights will receive a stipend covering the performance rights for one performance reading.

If not selected, playwrights will receive notice from the reading committee no later than August 30, 2020.

About Scripts In Play 2020-21

Currently, Avant Bard intends to produce Scripts In Play as a live festival. With generous support from the Arlington Commission for the Arts, all Scripts In Play readings would normally take place at Theatre on the Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run). Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the availability of this venue remains uncertain. Thus, the timeline for production of Scripts In Play is TBD. It is also possible that the Festival will shift to a digitally produced format.

To Submit

Complete this submission form, and email your play as a PDF to scripts@avantbard.org with the subject line “[Your Name] Submission”.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Theatre Huntsville seeks original plays for reading series

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No deadline given

Monday Night at the e-Theater is seeking original plays of any length for a new play reading series.

Casts may be any size up to eight (8), however, smaller casts are preferred.

By submitting, you would be allowing us to read, record, and publish video to Facebook and other social media platforms. We know there is a lot of great work out there, and this is an opportunity to hear it read by experienced actors. Each reading will be followed by a Q&A with the playwright for feedback.

Submissions should be sent to: playwriting@theatrehsv.org

Monday Night at the e-Theater is the collaborative effort of five separate community theatre organizations in North Alabama, dedicated to keeping theatre alive while we are all shuttered. At each Monday reading, a different community theater will be featured, and donations will be collected for them to help keep theatre going throughout the region.

The first reading is scheduled on Monday, May 25 at 7:30 pm. We will continue each Monday after that for the foreseeable future.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
• A full copy of the script in a 12 point font, Times New Roman or Courier
• Character breakdown
• A brief description of the play (to be used for promotion)
• If possible, highlight any stage directions that you, as the playwright, feel MUST be read
• PDF format preferred
• Cover sheet including play title and playwright name and contact information

Thank you for your interest. We can’t wait to read the submissions!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

OPEN WINDOW NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

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Deadline: Friday, March 6, 2020
TO SUBMIT TO THE OPEN WINDOW NEW PLAY FESTIVAL:

Send a PDF of a full-length play to owtnewplays@gmail.com.

Plays should engage with the themes of redemption, hope, and/or reconciliation, broadly interpreted. Plays which deal in a thought-provoking way with issues of faith and spirituality are particularly welcomed.

Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium for their participation in the festival. Plays will be presented as staged readings with professional directors and cast, and will be considered for full production in a future Open Window season.

Decisions will be made by Monday, April 6th.

Email Managing Director Cole Matson, Ph.D., at cmatson@openwindowtheatre.org with any questions.

We look forward to seeing your work!

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Best Medicine Rep seeks plays for reading series

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Deadline: February 29, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, February 10, 2020

Troy Foundry Theatre seeks submissions for reading series

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Deadline: February 15, 2020

TROY FOUNDRY THEATRE IS ACCEPTING PLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 MARCH SESSION OF DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES

The selected plays will be presented in staged reading format with the possibility of being considered for full staging.  Please see below for details and submission directions.

We’re calling for submissions of plays that meet the following criteria:
  • Work well in a non-proscenium seating environment, allowing the possibility of being performed in non-traditional spaces like a storefront, rooftop, old house or hotel, restaurant, pub or brewery
  • Feature immersive elements or takes advantage of being performed amidst or among (not “at”) a live audience
  • Will benefit from a full-day workshop experience with a director, actors and an audience to play among
  • Have not been fully produced.  Previous workshops and readings are fine. 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Work must be submitted via email to tftsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: 2020 MARCH SESSION _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PROJECT

Submissions for the 2020 MARCH session will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

There is NO submission fee.

Please include a short playwright’s bio, a synopsis of the piece, a production history of the piece, and the play in PDF or WORD doc format. You will only hear back from us if your play is selected.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

JTC Playwright Festival

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Deadline: February 8, 2020

Julian Theater Company (California) announces the call for entries for the JTC Playwright Festival.

Playwrights are to submit their one act or full-length non-musical play by 02-08-2020 for consideration in JTCs’ judged staged-reading competition. The judges are not directly affiliated with JTC.

The First-Place Play will win $1,000.00. The Second Place Play $500.00.   

The two winners will be given the opportunity to present staged readings of their work on March 7th, with practice before to be announced.

“… from page to stage. We’re very excited to work closely with playwrights; the creative wellsprings of theatre,” – Scott Kinney, Artistic Director at Julian Theater Company.

“The Kinney’s have been putting on live theater for 30 years in Julian, the mountain town that has more apple pies than residents. It’s in their blood, helps define who they are,” – John Wilkens, Writer, SD Union Tribune 12-15-2019

Founded in 2004, Julian Theater Company serves the Julian community and her guests. The company produces musical and nonmusical live stage productions, offers Theater Industry workshops, field trips to regional theaters, and acting and production opportunities in main stage productions to student and non-student members of the greater Julian area.

JTC hopes this first annual Playwright Festival will complement their continuing effort to bring fresh, exciting, and relevant live theater experiences to Julian.

Julian Theater Company is a Partnership of Deborah Kinney and Scott Kinney

Email kinpro52@msn.com for festival submission forms or download here:

https://www.juliantheatercompany.com/forms/

PR contact Deb Kinney

760-765-1688


Saturday, January 18, 2020

Elephant Ears Reading Series

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The Elephant Ears Reading Series is an initiative at Elephant Room Productions to provide a process-oriented program for playwrights.  One of the hardest parts of being a playwright is often the lack of availability for readings and collaboration early on in the writing process.  With Elephant Ears, we aim to get shows read out loud in a private setting early so that playwrights can use their time more efficiently while crafting their new work.  Any playwright is welcome to submit their shows to us.  After receiving your submission, we will be in touch to discuss the vision of the show so far.  One of the project heads will bring in a collection of actors to read the show, record the reading, then ask the actors the questions below.
  • Characters - Their arcs, their motives - Does it all make sense?
  • Events of the piece - Cohesive?
  • Length of the piece - Could it be longer or shorter?
  • Produce-able - could you imagine producing this place? Who could? Who's the audience?
  • Why did they write this piece? What do they hope we get out of this?
  • What questions are you left with after reading/discussing this piece?
The recording of the reading and feedback with then be sent to the playwright.

These readings are going on once a month in both Philadelphia and New York City; that's two readings a month giving playwrights plenty of opportunities to have their plays read.

Please feel free to reach out to us at Submissions@ElephantRoomProductions.com for more details.

Monday, January 13, 2020

University of Alaska Famous Fifteen

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Deadline: January 17, 2020

Theatre UAF’s Student Drama Association is pleased to announce a call for scripts to be considered for Famous for Fifteen. FFF is an event for playwrights and screenwriters to have their work read on stage in front of an audience. Submissions must be original scripts that are 15 minutes in length or shorter (approximately 15-20 pages), and must be submitted in either digital format or hard copy.

FFF’s format gives the writer a chance to experience a workshop designed to help them further develop their writing skills. It’s also a great opportunity for new playwrights to experience what it’s like to have their piece seen on stage.  

Scripts are due by January 17th; early submissions are appreciated.

Submit at bcbowling@alaska.edu

More information: Brittany Bowling, Coordinator, bcbowling@alaska.edu

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Sip and Play; A Series of Readings for Aspiring Artists in NYC

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Deadline: February 1, 2019

Mariah Sade Ralph & Love City Arts (New York City) is now accepting submissions for Sip and Play; A Series of Readings for Aspiring Artists in NYC. (Open to All)

Ten (10) short plays will be selected in Phase 1 of the Project and performed in two groups of five (5) over the course of two reading sessions in NYC (Winter 2019 - 2020). We will also consider five (5) full length plays for future reading sessions.

Since 2017, Love City Arts has served as an Arts Encouragement Platform dedicated 100% to Encouraging, Empowering and Equipping artists, creatives + all of humanity in NYC and beyond. Love City Arts has celebrated artists of all backgrounds and stages of development. Beginning this year, Sip and Play will serve as an opportunity for artists to chill, engage and enjoy their artistry through the art of play performance. The plays submitted are read blind by a committee and chosen for their alignment with Love City Arts’s mission and guidelines, as well as their unique perspective. All interested playwrights are encouraged to participate (remotely or in-person).

Plays must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • The submission deadline is February 1, 2019.
  • Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format. Submissions must accompany google form.
  • Complete a Google Form with contact and play information to receive an email address link to submit your play. Google Form is at  https://forms.gle/iR4rDGbh3dxqv2QE7.
  • Play Submission is FREE but no more than 2 submissions will be accepted. 
  • Plays will require no more than 8 actors.
  • Short Plays will run no more than 10 - 15 minutes. Full length and/or one-acts will run no more than 30 minutes - 1.5 hours. 
  • Plays will have a minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.
  • Plays must include a title sheet with Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with a brief description), and setting. (The title sheet will be removed for the reading committee so that submissions are blind.)  
  • Plays fall into whatever category the playwright deems appropriate. 
  • Preference will be given to NYC/NJ/CT based playwrights. However, all playwrights globally will be considered.
  • Plays align with Love City Arts’ mission: “Love City Arts seeks to create a community in digital and shared physical space. They believe in artistic, contemplative, and healing spaces. Their goal is to equip, empower and encourage artists from all walks of life.”  This means altruistic playwrights and/or a focus on diverse characters. 
  • The aesthetic of Love City Arts is to highlight the beauty and growth of the artistic community. Please submit your plays with this in mind.

Timeline for submissions:

Semi-finalists will be notified via email by the end of January 2020. All other applicants will be notified around the same time and will be invited to participate in the “Sip and Play” events with hopes of future engagement.

Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Reading/Production in Winter 2020 will be notified via email by the end of Febuary 2020.

All inquiries related to this post may be submitted to info@lovecityarts.org.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting 2020

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The Neukom Institute, the Dartmouth Department of Theater and Vox Theater have once again joined together for the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting.

The award-winning play will receive a workshop and public reading at VoxFest at Dartmouth College (July 5-13 2020) followed by an additional workshop and reading in the 2020/2021 season at Northern Stage, a LORT-D theater in White River Junction, VT.

Plays should be written in response to the prompt: “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized, digital world?”

The award comes with a $5,000 honorarium.

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a one page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:

1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College and the second in the 2020/2021 season at Northern Stage. How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

*Note that plays that have received a full production are not eligible for the competition.*

Playwrights can submit here

Deadline
December 31, 2019.

Questions?
Email Kate Mulley at kate@voxtheater.org.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Jewish Repertory Theater submission guidelines

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Jewish Repertory Theater accepts submissions of full length and one act plays for production at our theater as well as plays that may be presented as a part of our three-part reading series each season. Our theatre is interested in works that explore Jewish identity and stories, and that appeal to a diverse range of audiences. We also may consider works that are written by a Jewish playwright that explores topics outside of Judaism.

Please note at this time we are considering plays that:

- Have specific and substantial Jewish content

- Have a cast size that does not exceed five people for full productions, (casting may include multiple roles played by one actor) and up to 12 for staged reading productions

- Explore Jewish identity through humor, drama, or both

- Explore unknown or rarely written about Jewish topics or history

- Have a set design that can accommodate a smaller stage

- Have been written by a Jewish playwright

The Jewish Repertory Theater Staged Reading Series strives to bring engaging content to our patrons between our regular season productions. In the past we have done readings of both published and un-published works. Plays that are chosen will typically receive a one-night reading and will be cast with professional actors from the Buffalo theater community. The readings will be publicized throughout the season along with our full-scale productions. Plays chosen for the reading series will be considered for full-scale productions in future seasons.

We are currently accepting submissions for our 2020-2021 season. Script submissions (PDF and Word docs preferred) and any questions may be directed via email.

Thank you for your work and talent  in creating art for the world to see and hear!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Art Garage TGNC Reading Series

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Art Garage, New York’s first non-profit theatre company dedicated to the TGNC community, is seeking submissions for the second installment of the TGNC Reading Series.

This series provides Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming playwrights a chance to hear their work aloud in a comfortable and professional environment. Additionally, cisgendered playwrights may submit work that involves the Transgender+ experience.

Art Garage produces, casts, and caters the reading.

Readings will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Art Garage, in which the playwright may ask questions and receive feedback to help aid the writing process.

The reading series will take place in a rehearsal studio at A.R.T./NY.

Please submit your work and a brief bio or resume to artgaragenyc@gmail.com

If you are a member of the TGNC community and would like to get involved with the Art Garage in another capacity (especially actors who would like to be considered for casting), please email a resume and cover letter to artgaragenyc@gmail.com

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