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Sunday, April 5, 2020

#ENOUGH: PLAYS TO END GUN VIOLENCE

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Deadline: June 20, 2020 11:59 PM

Students in grades 6-12 are encouraged to submit ten-minute plays confronting the issue of gun violence for consideration, now through June 20, 2020. The winning plays will be made available for free to communities across the country that are participating in an evening of simultaneously staged readings on December 14, 2020, which is the eighth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shootings.

As of March, over 40 reading locations in 19 states have been confirmed at middle and high schools, as well as at partnering theatre companies, including renowned regional theatres, Alliance Theatre, Atlantic Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and South Coast Repertory. The goal is to have 418 readings on December 14, matching the number of mass shootings that the United States endured in 2019, an all-time high for the country according to the Gun Violence Archive.

As COVID-19 continues to disrupt everyday life, participation in #ENOUGH remains strong. To adjust to the challenges that a pandemic poses, the deadline for submissions was pushed back by two months, from April 20 to June 20. Over 80 plays have already been submitted, with more on the way as both participating teachers and theatres continue to utilize #ENOUGH to engage with their young writers remotely. Even in the ensuing weeks of the current health crisis, new teachers and theatres continue to sign up to participate.

Students can submit their plays at https://www.enoughplays.com/submit. Educators, theatres, and other organizations looking to partner with #ENOUGH, should visit www.enoughplays.com for more information.

Please contact producer Michael Cotey with any questions at enoughplays@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Festival @ First 11: Call for Scripts

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Theatre@First seeks scripts for an evening of short plays to be performed in Somerville (MA) over two weekends in August 2020. Our reading committee will be looking for quality plays by new or established playwrights that will draw the broadest possible audience while creating a vibrant evening of theatre. Please read this entire announcement carefully to make sure that your submission adheres to our rules and guidelines.

The festival’s theme is "Myths & Legends," which can be interpreted in many different ways at each playwright’s discretion. We are hoping to see a broad and diverse set of submissions in our inbox over the next few months! Please consider this theme in the spirit of folklore, legends, fables, and ancient myths – remember, myths come from all cultures, not just the Greeks! We encourage you to explore other cultures and mythologies in your writing.

The selection committee will be looking to assemble a cohesive but diverse set of eight plays for our production. Each chosen play will have its own director and cast. All casting will be done through general auditions next June. Playwrights will not be considered for our reading committee but are welcome to apply to direct or audition if they so desire.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2020. This will be strictly upheld.

Submission Criteria
  • Plays should be 10 minutes long (or less).
  • Cast size should be 2–5 actors. Shows with larger casts and one-actor plays will not be considered.
  • Theatre@First embraces diversity. Writers are encouraged to include roles for actors across a wide spectrum of race, gender expression, religion, age, body type, and ability.
  • No improvisational or straight dance pieces will be considered.
  • New and previously performed plays are welcome.
  • Published plays are permitted, provided you hold the rights to your work.
  • Plays must be royalty-free as payment will not be offered for the purchase of rights. Theatre@First was founded to provide affordable theatre to our community and to offer an artistic venue to community members wishing to volunteer their skills and talents. Playwrights will receive two free tickets to any performance.
  • Our Festival will be performed on a simple stage with minimum prop and set requirements and a repertory lighting plot. Scripts with significant technical demands may be rejected on that basis.
  • Submissions are limited to two per person. Please send each script in a separate email.
  • Scripts will be read blindly by our committee to ensure fair considerations for all playwrights. Please submit a copy of your play without your name on it.

How to Submit Your Play
Two ways to submit:

  • Fill out this Google Form. You will need a Google login, and you can upload your script to the form when you fill it out.
  • Copy-and-paste the following information into an email and send your answers to festival@theatreatfirst.org along with a copy of your script.

Do not include your name or contact information on the script itself. Scripts and playwrights will be tracked by the Festival Director and read anonymously by the selection committee.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Playwrights Take the Stage: Open Door

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 Deadline: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 @ Midnight

The Players’ Theatre Committee is seeking a new play to conclude our second season of programming. This is a chance to have work heard aloud, amongst a supportive audience of theatre makers and lovers. Our final event is open to the public for submissions.

The performance is in the Dining Room at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South, New York City.

We are looking for plays that challenge us to see the world; to view the full spectrum of humanity in all its forms.

Event date will be June 26, 2020.

This year we offer dramaturgical feedback to the playwrights of the top three plays as well as developmental support for the final chosen play. The playwright may choose to receive feedback or not depending on the play’s development needs. A Player’s Theatre Committee member will work hard to learn the language of the play and help the writer make the vision clearer to the future audience. This feedback can come in the form of:

•    A single pass of written feedback of a scene or the full play, as requested
•    Phone or video chat
•    In-person conversation(s)

Rehearsal space, casting, and direction will be provided for a full staged reading of the script at The Players.

See BELOW for Submission Guidelines. (Please read the directions carefully; plays not in compliance will not be considered.)

**Reminder, our final event is open to both Players and non-members, so feel free to share the information.

Players Theatre Committee FINAL EVENT Play Submission Guidelines

• Submissions are open to both Players members and non-members.
• Plays must not have been produced at The Players or under an Equity Showcase contract for NYC in the past 12 months or 29 Hour Reading Contract in the past 6 months.
• No solo pieces, children’s shows or musicals.
• Two to seven actors. (If additional characters are double cast, outline who and how.)
• We are seeking plays that exhibit the world in its myriad of forms, showing complex human issues, questions and emotions.
• Plays must be 45 to 90 minutes in length and no more than 95 pages.
• Please be sure to format your play in a standard fashion; quick guidelines follow.

o Paper size: 8.5” x 11”
o Font: Times new Roman, Courier or comparable. Font Size: 12-point.
o Margins: 1 inch all around.
o Include Title Page and Character Page.
o Page must be numbered. Start numbering with the first scene.
o Please indicate Acts, Scenes, and Blackouts.
o Proper spacing in dialogue; no single spacing.

• Two copies (Word or PDF) must be submitted electronically to theplayersnyc.playsubmissions@gmail.com

• Please submit two versions, one with identifying information and one without.

• Plays without identifying information will be distributed electronically to the Theatre Committee for objective vetting.

• For administrative reasons, we are unable to accept hard copies.

Vetting Process

• Plays (two versions) submitted to theplayersnyc.playsubmissions@gmail.com will be monitored by the Theatre Committee Secretary only.
• Plays with playwrights’ names will be kept by the committee secretary until the final three selections are made.
• Plays without identifying information will be shared with all eligible Theatre Committee members.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Cold Comfort Theater (Belfast Maine) seeks plays for staged reading

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Deadline February 7, 2020

Submit your work for consideration to be performed before a live audience in Belfast Maine.

  • Plays must be unpublished work.
  • No play should have been previously performed.
  • Must not exceed 30 minutes in length.


Plays should be emailed in blind PDF format with contact info in body of the email to ColdComfortTheater@gmail.com

One submission per playwright.

Preference will be given to works with six actors or less.

Playwrights whose work is selected will pay a $50 non-refundable fee to Cold Comfort Theater to cover production costs. Cold Comfort will provide posters and programs and social/print publicity.

Cold Comfort will receive ticket monies and any gate donations.

The plays will be performed as staged readings at UMaine's Hutchinson Center, Rte 3 in Belfast in May.

A talk-back, Q&A session with the audience will occur after the show for playwrights and directors.

For more information call 207-930-7244  

Saturday, January 18, 2020

8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival

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Mine 4 God Productions is accepting plays for the 8th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) held in downtown Columbus, Ohio from November 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020 midnight. 

US citizens 18 years or older are eligible to submit up to two original works.

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  • Submit in MS Word format to columbusbtf@aol.com 
  • The length of plays wanted are One Act Plays (30 minutes)
  • Full-Length Plays (60 to 90 minutes)
  • Monologues (5 to 10 minutes) with a theme based on inclusion.
  • Plays submitted must be from the original playwright or have legal rights from the original playwright to submit and/or produce.  Plays that have been previously produced or published are eligible.
The playwright will have the opportunity to self-produce their one act plays and/or monologues or have M4GP provide the actors and director to present it at the festival.  The playwright is responsible to self-produce (cast/director, etc.) their full-length play if selected.

We will also select one act plays to present as readings that we will produce.

  • Submitters will be notified through email by March 30, 2020 (earlier if possible.)
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a larger work or work-in-progress.  
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 30 minutes, or more than 90 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 175-seat black box theater with a 36’ wide and 24’ deep, equipped with an ETC Express 24/48 light board, Mackie 1202, 12 Channel mic/line and a monitor system to the booth.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay) and the story line must involve people of color with 50% of the characters/actors being a person of color. Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.  The CBTF is a family friendly event.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned and playscripts will be deleted from our server after use. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, Mine 4 God Productions shall be named as “first produced” if first production of original works.
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted July 10-12, 2020 at The Columbus Performing Arts Center with at least three performances for the One Act plays selected (30 minutes) and two performances for the full-length plays (60 to 90 minutes) selected.
  • Playwrights who have plays selected (One-Act 30 minute) to be performed by CBTF actors are encouraged to attend at least one rehearsal and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance if available to attend.

 For direct submissions, please email the MS Word format files to: columbusbtf@aol.com with CBTF 2020 PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject heading. 

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Vulcan Theatre Company submission guidelines

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We are always accepting scripts on a rolling basis. To have your short play considered for future Forge Nights or Forge Night: Reading Series events, please email scripts to vulcantheatre@gmail.com.

Submission Guidelines:
Must be 20 pages or less
Must include a short synopsis and character breakdown
Must require minimal set and technical elements

Friday, January 3, 2020

HEAR HER CALL 2020

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DEADLINE 1/11/2020

PLAY SUBMISSION FORM

In March 2020, Conch Shell Productions - in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College - will present our second annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN’S THEATER FESTIVAL. The festival is a celebration of the unique, innovative voices of Caribbean American female playwrights and writers from across the nation.

"Hear Her Call" will create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of women whose ancestors or who they themselves immigrated to the Americas from any of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

We are accepting submissions of fully produced of one-acts,  readings of full-length plays, as well as poetry/monologues/etc.

We will only consider one submission per writer.

Please note, Conch Shell Productions will only provide script feedback to playwrights who opt for the script feedback service.

Featu one act play productions will be allotted 2-3 performance times.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: JANUARY 11, 2020 at 11:59pm.

“Hear Her Call” will take place March 4-March 7, 2020 (Performance times TBD).

Performance location: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College – 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica New York 11451

The festival will closing/award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

One-Act Plays

1. No submission fee required

2. Optional script feedback/analysis: This year, Conch Shell Production offers playwright the option to pay $40 to receive a detailed 2-page script analysis.

3. English language scripts with some text in other languages and/or dialects are acceptable.

4. Seeking new plays written by Caribbean American females that feature at least one Caribbean-American or Caribbean character, plus
a. inspires audiences to redefine their stereotypical views about American people of Caribbean heritage,  
AND/OR 
b. explores unique strategies for overcoming challenges, living an enriched life, finding joy, AND/OR inspiring change in society
5. We will be showcasing artist-produced one act plays.
a. The playwright (or indie theater company) is responsible for self-producing the fully produced play or reading (ex. engaging all performers and members of the production/creative team, assuming all production and marketing expenses, renting rehearsal space, etc.)  
b. The play must be original to the submitter, unpublished, complete, and not previously produced in NYC. No adaptations or works that involve third-party rights will be considered.
6. GENRES: Comedy, movement/language performance pieces, one-woman performance pieces, Theater for Young Audiences, magical realism, Afro Futurism, Non-linear storytelling, mystery, or a mixture of genres.

7. Participants should plan on minimal production value: No sets. Basic festival lighting design.   Minimal props/set pieces. QLab is available in the venue.

8. The festival is not being produced under the Equity festival code. Each producer is free to determine whether to do present their play as an Equity or non-Equity showcase.

9.  Plays must be in traditional script format with font size 12, all character names in all caps & aligned to the left, stage directions in italics (click here for example).

10. Only one submission per writer.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Teatro LATEA seeks full-length scripts

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Is looking for full length stage scripts by Afro-Latinx playwrights to produce a staged reading during the second week of January 2020 in honor of Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement.

No fee to submit

The theater will produce the staged reading.

Only for New York City based playwrights.

Deadline: December 30th

To submit please email a PDF file to tatironderos@gmail.com

The playwright will be notified on January 3rd if their play was selected.

New, never produced plays are encouraged, but not mandatory.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Unidentified Stages seeks 10-minute plays & monologues for readings

UPDATED AS OF 12/9/19: 
Hello everyone! We of Unidentified Stages are so amazed by the number of responses we have received in the last 12 hours. We never believed we could get so many people interested in such a short amount of time. 
However, unfortunately, because of this we will need to close submissions at this time. We want to make sure to give each script we get the time and consideration they deserve because we know the effort it takes to write one. Once we have gone through all the ones we have, we will be sure to open submissions up again.Once again, thank you all and keep checking our social media for when we open submissions again!
Unidentified Stages is a new group of thespians working to help the theater scene grow in the New Jersey area.

We are looking for ten minute plays, and will accept pieces under that length (i.e. shorter scenes or monologues) for our monthly reading series.

These plays can be of any genre, style, or a part of a longer work. Submission is free and there is no cost to participate (all we ask is you spread the word and like us on social media.)

Our submissions are on a rolling basis, however to be a part of our next reading, which will take place on January 23rd, your play must be submitted by January 3rd to Unidentifiedstages@gmail.com.

We also will accept a limit of 2 plays from each playwright per monthly reading. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

South Simcoe Theatre reading series

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The South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown (Ontario Canada) is currently seeking new plays for the 12th year of our reading series:

FOUR PLAY:

A SHOWCASE OF PLAY READINGS JUNE 4th – JUNE 7th, 2020

“Every Day A Different Play!”

Audiences will be treated to a showcase of lightly rehearsed “readings” of plays never before seen or heard on the Town Hall stage.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

Original sketches, monologues, short or full-length plays accepted

Submit a play: fourplay@southsimcoetheatre.com

More info: fourplay@southsimcoetheatre.com

Monday, November 4, 2019

HB Rehearsal Space Residency & Reading Series

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Deadline November 8, 2019

HB Rehearsal Space Residencies

HB Studio is dedicated to training and practice for the theater, and seeks to provide a commerce-free environment for the nurturing and growth of theater artists. In pursuit of this goal, HB offers six two-month Rehearsal Space Residencies each year for the development of creative projects. The HB Rehearsal Space Residency is an opportunity for practicing theater artists to collaborate on experimental projects, develop new work, and share workshop presentations among peers and colleagues, for constructive critical feedback and mutual growth. (Please note, the residency’s focus is on rehearsal and development, not production, and we are unlikely to select projects which are primarily intended to “showcase” work). The Rehearsal Space Residency is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. However we do ask that our resident artists work with us to engage with our community of students and faculty while in residence at HB.

ELIGIBLE RESIDENCY PROJECTS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING:

  • Rehearsed workshops or readings of new plays
  • New/exploratory staging or adaptation of existing works
  • Devised or improvised work
  • Musical theater works and theater works incorporating music
  • Movement-based theater work


IF SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY, YOU RECEIVE:

  • Free rehearsal space, up to 9 hours each week, for two months.
  • During the second month, free presentation space over four weekends (Saturday & Sunday evenings) in the First Floor Studio, which may be used for public presentations, rehearsals, or both.
  • Limited temporary storage during the second month of each residency.
  • An orientation to the space and technical equipment.
  • Announcements of public presentations via HB Studio’s weekly notice and social media postings.
  • An eventbrite.com page created by HB staff for taking ticket reservations.
  • The opportunity to audit classes at HB Studio free of charge (one session per class only).

IF SELECTED FOR A RESIDENCY, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Sharing at least two public presentations at 8pm on the final Saturday & Sunday of the residency. Additional presentations on the prior weekends may be added if desired.
  • Crafting and running all elements of your public presentations, including tech, set up, break down, stage management and front of house.
  • Providing your own technicians to design and run the show, if using tech elements.
  • Providing your own costume, props or set pieces, as needed. Limited props and set pieces are available for use in the First Floor Studio. (Ideal projects will be those that cultivate a “no budget” aesthetic – self-produced, bare bones, etc.)
  • Creating your own publicity materials and promoting your presentations.
  • Gathering and sharing feedback on your work-in-progress from colleagues and audience is encouraged.
  • Completing a survey for HB about your experience at the end of the project period.
  • Note: The format of our residency program does not allow for AEA members to participate under the Showcase Code as the Code now requires performance dates during the week as well as weekends. Please contact the Actors Equity Association for any exceptions.

HB Playwrights Reading Series

Each year, HB Studio produces one week of staged readings of new full-length plays. Six plays each receive one evening for a staged reading in the HB Playwrights Theatre, followed by a talk-back with the audience. The goal is to nurture the development of new plays, and provide a crucial step in the life of a new play that may not yet be ready for full production or performance. It is an opportunity for playwrights to see their work on its feet, collaborate with actors and directors, and share the work among peers and colleagues for feedback, mutual growth, and dialogue. This is an open opportunity; you do not have to be affiliated with HB Studio to apply. All original full-length plays are eligible, with preference given to works that have not received previous opportunities for readings or performance.

IF SELECTED FOR THE READING SERIES, HB STUDIO WILL PROVIDE:

  • Two days of free rehearsal space: a table read the day prior to your reading, and a rehearsal in the theater the day of your reading.
  • An AEA Staged Readings Agreement.
  • Technical and Production support.
  • Marketing, promotion, and ticketing.
  • If needed, help with finding actors, director, and moderator for the talk-back.

IF SELECTED FOR THE READING SERIES, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Creating your own mini-production company: You will be responsible for finding a director and casting your own play. (We’re here to help if needed.)
  • Following the AEA Staged Readings Guidelines
  • Keeping presentations as technically simple as possible: no props, no interior sound cues, no interior light cues.
  • Providing pre- and post-show music
  • Participating in a brief (10 min) talkback after the presentation of your play, and finding a moderator for the talk back.
  • Writing a logline for the play for HB to use in promo and marketing.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Itinerant Theatre’s “Life Inspired” 5th annual 10-Minute and Short Play Staged Readings Season

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Itinerant Theatre is accepting scripts for our 5th annual 10-Minute and Short Play Staged Readings series “The Play’s the Thing”. The Play’s subject matter should fit this season’s theme of “Life Inspired”.

There will be a $25 flat royalty honorarium to playwrights per play chosen for readings.

Itinerant Theatre is an affordable, professional theatre company that brings new works and the modern classics to artistically underserved communities.

 Itinerant Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit theatre company.  People want to tell their story, interpret their times, write and act with truth and beauty…before their peers & for the stage. Itinerant Theatre makes that possible.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Only TWO plays per category may be submitted per playwright. There is no submission fee.
  2. Submission deadline is November 15, 2019.
  3. Submissions via email only. Email submissions (in pdf or Word format only) to joypace@itineranttheatre.com
  4. Plays must include contact info (name, phone number, email address, home city and state, country) on the cover sheet.
  5. Plays will require no more than 6-8 actors.
  6. 10 Minute Plays will run no more than 10 minutes, no exceptions.
  7. Short Plays will run no more than 1 hour, no exceptions.


Timeline

Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for readings will be notified via phone call and email in Late November to mid December at latest.

At most, twenty to thirty plays will be chosen to be produced as staged readings in in Spring as part of our “The Play’s the Thing: New Play Series” in Itinerant Theatre’s studio.

After the plays have closed, the honorarium will be sent to the playwrights.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Eastern Front Theatre now accepting submissions for STAGES 2020

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Submission deadline is December 1, 2019

Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax Nova Scotia, CA) is now accepting submissions for STAGES 2020.

Submissions can be for a reading, workshop or full production.

Applications for full productions must come from a Production Company (not an individual) to be considered.

In the application, please include:
- cover letter
- overview of the piece (2-3 sentences)
- full synopsis
- developmental history
- script (as much as is completed)
- log line

If applicable:
- team headshots and CVs
- reviews/audience feedback
- production photos
- archival video
- poster

Submissions should be sent to info@easternfronttheatre.com

Sunday, October 20, 2019

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR NEW VOICES: ORIGINAL PLAYS AT HOPEWELL THEATRE

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Hopewell Theatre in Youngstown, Ohio, is pleased to launch New Voices, an ongoing series of staged readings of original plays. The inaugural season of New Voices will feature four events throughout 2019 and 2020. The readings will be performed by local actors with no set or blocking and minimal tech. Each play will receive one reading, free and open to the public. Playwrights will be encouraged to attend the performance (either in person or remotely) for feedback and Q&A with the audience, actors, and director.

New Voices wants scripts that are both unique and universal, scripts that are authentic, funny, disruptive, and/or poignant in unexpected ways. We are looking for a variety of voices, particularly those that have been underrepresented in American theatre.

The scripts may be for full-length or short non-musical plays. They must be original to the submitter, unpublished, complete, and previously unproduced. No adaptations or works that involve third-party rights will be considered.

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, and simultaneous submissions are welcome. Scripts that are not immediately chosen might be considered at a later date. We will try to respond in a timely fashion.

Submit to newvoiceshopewell@gmail.com. Submissions must be in .doc, .pdf., or .rtf format only. Files should include a cover page with full title and author name and contact information.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2020-2021 Main Stage season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series

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Submissions are open for the North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s 2020-2021 Main Stage season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2020-2021 Script Submission

In the body of the email, include the following:
  • Play Title
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Bio
  • Contact Info
  • Character Breakdown
  • Set Description
  • Production History
  • Short Synopsis
  • Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Writing for Rights 10-minute plays

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We are now accepting script submissions for Writing for Rights, our series of 10-minute play readings.

The deadline to submit is October 16th, 2019 at 11:59 PM.

SUBMISSION FORM

what is this?

In November 2019, The Woolgatherers will be hosting several nights of short play readings to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. New Sanctuary Coalition is a New York-based and immigrant-led organization working to stop the inhumane system of deportations and detentions in this country.

We’re looking for 10-minute plays, in any style and about any topic, to be a part of our nights of readings.

Readings will be held at bars, churches, community centers, and other public spaces in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. The Woolgatherers and all the artists taking part in this event stand in solidarity with immigrant communities, and all of the proceeds will go to New Sanctuary Coalition.

For more information about New Sanctuary Coalition, look here.

what are we looking for?
  • If you are a playwright, writer, deviser, or theater-maker who works with words, you’re welcome to submit one of the following:
  • A complete 10-minute piece that you’d like to present as part of our night of readings.
  • A 10-minute sample of your work and a proposal for a 10-minute piece you’d like to write/devise/create to present as part of our night of readings. Your work sample can be either another ten-minute piece or a ten-minute excerpt of a longer work.
Your submission must meet these requirements:
  • It must not have a director already attached to it, as one of the goals for this series is to introduce playwrights and directors who might work together in the future.
  • You may not direct the play yourself.
  • It must be either a 10-minute play or a proposal for a 10-minute play.
  • Your play can be in any stage of the process. You’re welcome to submit an early draft that you’ll workshop with a director or a play that’s already been produced elsewhere.
  • There are no thematic or stylistic restrictions on your piece. We’re looking for work in a wide variety of styles, so all types of theater pieces are welcome.
  • You must be available to attend at least one rehearsal of your play in New York City in October or early November.

Contact us at thewoolgatherersnyc@gmail.com or fill out our contact form here.

Sunday, September 29, 2019

QUEER SCARE VI

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare VI, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.   
Requirements:
  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about Halloween, the supernatural or scary from a Gay perspective.
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Deadline for submissions is Oct 3, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

To Submit:

send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
only put the name of your script on the subject line
For more information call 614-285-2515. 

Guidelines for writing a good short play:
  • Engage your audience quickly by getting to the conflict immediately.
  • Surprise the audience; don't rely on cliches.
  • Make the audience laugh or become emotional.
  • Create vivid characters.  Give them names. Naming your characters "Man" and "Woman" usually means your characters are not fully developed.
  • Show, don't tell.
  • Be original.
  • Limit your play to 3-4 characters.
  • The situation should be compelling.
  • Communicate non-verbally.
  • Make use of the space and props.
  • Don't be afraid to be shocking.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

The Landing Theatre Company seeks full-length plays

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 The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

From August 1 - September 30 The Landing Theatre Company accepts ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­full-length plays for ­­­­­­­­­­­­the New American Voices Playwriting Festival.

Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company's Spring Festival in Houston, Texas.

Selected playwrights must attend the readings.  

A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright.  Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses.

The New American Voices Playwriting Festival is now in partnership with Monologue Bank, a non-profit online organization seeking high caliber monologues from original plays.  Playwrights may be contacted if their work contains any material of interest to Monologue Bank.

There is a $15 fee for submitting, which is used to cover the cost of script processing and to pay selection panelists for their time and expertise. The fee is waived for Dramatists Guild Members. 

Submission Deadlines

1. Submissions accepted from August 1 - September 30.


Format

1. Selected playwrights must attend the festival.

2. Each playwright will be paired with a local director prior to the festival to prepare for the event.

3. Director will cast the play prior to the festival.

4. Each production will receive at least two rehearsals prior to the official reading.

5. One rehearsal will be scheduled when the playwright can attend.

6. The play will then be read in front of an audience, with a moderated discussion of the play afterwards.


Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Playwright must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States of America.

2. Play must not have been produced.

3. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.

4. Submission must be received on or before September 30th.

5. Submission must be a minimum of 30 pages long and have a minimum run time of 45 minutes.

6. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.

7. Plays are given blind reads, so there should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Your name and contact information should only be in the submission form.

8. Only one play per playwright per submission period.

9. No musicals, children's plays, or one-person plays.

10. Original scripts only.  No adaptations or works that involve third party rights.

11. Playwrights will only be notified if your play is selected.


SUBMIT YOUR SCRIPT FOR CONSIDERATION HERE.  DRAMATISTS GUILD MEMBERS, SUBMIT HERE.

Please contact us at landingtheatresubmissions@gmail.com, if you have any questions.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Playwrights on Park reading series seeks plays

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We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019-2020 season of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT.

PLAYWRIGHTS ON PARK is an exciting artistic endeavor for Playhouse on Park. Our mission is to develop and produce original plays, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. We aim to help establish the Greater Hartford Area as a premiere destination for the cultivation and exploration of innovative theatrical work.

Playwrights selected as part of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series will have a day of rehearsal, followed by a reading of their play and a talkback with the audience.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Sept 3.

Submit plays to newworks@playhousetheatregroup.org

IMPORTANT INFO:

Playwrights MUST be able to come to West Hartford for the day of the reading and the audience discussion that follows.

There will be a rehearsal the day of the reading in which attendance by the playwright is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Transportation may be provided from NYC or New England locations by the Playhouse. Readings will be on select Sunday nights throughout the season.

Playreading dates will be October 6 and November 10, 2019, and January 26, March 1, May 3, July 12, 2020 at 7pm. We will choose SIX readings for the 2019/2020 season. Final selections will be made by October 15 at the latest.

Submission Guidelines:
▪ Please submit a FULL script and character breakdown (Please submit in PDF format). Plays must be submitted electronically
▪ Include any production or workshop history, as well as biographies of the playwright, and any collaborators
▪ Playwrights may self submit or go through a literary agent.
▪ Connecticut-based and NYC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit
▪ NO FEE CHARGED

Submit plays to newworks@playhousetheatregroup.org

Sasha Br├Ątt, Director of New Works
Sean Harris, Artistic Director
www.playhouseonpark.org

Brave New World Repertory Theatre Call for New Play Submissions

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Brave New World Repertory Theatre is seeking new play submissions for Brave New Works: Ditmas Park 2020 Reading Series

Three original, full-length plays (under 120 pages) will be selected and given minimally staged readings between January 10th – March 30th, 2020.

Playwrights must be local to the Tri-state area, ideally within a 90-minute commute to Brooklyn, NY as your attendance is requested. Brooklyn-based playwrights will be given first consideration.

In 2020 we will give priority to plays that address women’s rights and/or environmental challenges. The chosen playwrights will receive a small stipend.

To be considered, plays must meet the following criteria:

1) Plays must be unproduced, although previous staged readings/workshops are not disqualifying factors.

2) The play must be completed at the time of submission - unfinished or partial drafts cannot be accepted at this time. Plays may still be in development, but they must be audience-ready at the time of submission. If the play is heavily revised AFTER being submitted, it MUST be resubmitted before the end of the submission period.

3) Plays must be able to be read by no more than 7 actors and someone on stage directions. If double and triple casting is possible please advise. We are particularly interested in plays that feature diverse casts.

4) We are unable to accept new musical submissions at this time, given the limited technical nature of this reading series.

Brave New World Rep is committed to giving a platform to voices and stories from underrepresented and historically disenfranchised communities. Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, POC, Muslim, immigrant, LGBTQIA+, disabled, and womxn playwrights are HIGHLY encouraged to submit and will be prioritized.

To submit, please send an electronic copy of your script in PDF format with numbered pages to submissions@bravenewworldrep.org.

In a separate document or in the body of your email please also include a short synopsis of your play, a brief bio, where you found this call for submissions, and any relevant website link(s). Submissions are limited to one play per playwright per season. Multiple play submissions by the same playwright for the same season will not be considered.

The submission deadline for the Brave New Works 2020 Reading Series is August 15th, 2019. 

Plays submitted after August 15th, 2019 are not guaranteed consideration for this season. Semi-finalists will be notified by October 15th 2019, and final selections will be made by November 1st, 2019. Due to our small staff, only selected playwrights will be contacted.

Brave New World Repertory Theatre, a Brooklyn-based company, reaches under-served audiences to promote a love of theatre, with re-imagined classics and brave new works that reflect our diverse community. BNW’s free-to-low-cost programs range from intimate readings to large outdoor productions, and cast unique and historic Brooklyn venues in a leading role. We seek to tell stories that celebrate life and explore social justice; stories that make us laugh, feel deeply, and find common ground.

For more information, please visit: www.bravenewworldrep.org.

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