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Friday, June 14, 2019

Rebel Theater Company WeFest - 10-minute plays

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REBEL THEATER COMPANY is seeking diverse Brooklyn-based playwrights to submit new works for their Inaugural WeFest - 10 Minute Political Play Festival.

The WeFest is built around inclusion and celebrates the rich diversity of Brooklyn, New York. The Festival will present Staged Readings of new plays from twelve diverse Brooklyn-based playwrights who have created pieces that focus on political movements or moments of the last decade. The WeFest is presented by Rebel Theatre and the Equity in the Arts and Culture Committee of the Brooklyn Branch of the NAACP and will be presented at Triskelion Arts in Brooklyn.   We encourage playwrights to apply with directors as writers will not be allowed to direct their own work. When choosing your director please keep in mind that we are seeking diversity in all creative roles.

If you are selected for the Festival you will be required to pay a $25 entrance fee. You, along with your director will cast the play and rehearse on your own time. You will receive a small tech period the day before the Festival begins. The play will receive two performance opportunities over the weekend of August 2-4, 2019. The “Best Play” will receive a small honorarium, certificate and 3 hours of free rehearsal time at Triskelion Arts.   To submit please follow the link below to fill out the application. We will not take submissions via email, only throught the link.

Please note that we require a blind copy of the play which should consist only of a Title Page with no author information, Character/Setting Page, the play in 12-pt size font with page numbers on either the top right or bottom right corners. Plays submitted not blindly will be disqualified. Plays that do not deal with political movements or moments of the last decade will not be eligible.     www.RebelTheater.com

TO SUBMIT: https://forms.gle/haSyQKrUZZzv7Tuw8

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Wordsmyth is now accepting play submissions for the 2020 New Play Reading Series

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Wordsmyth Theater (Houston TX) is now accepting one-act or two-act play submissions for our New Play Reading Series for 2020. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a bilingual play — any language. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play. We do expect the playwright to be in attendance for the reading.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:
1. Play must not have been produced.
2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
3. Submission must be received on or before midnight July 2, 2019.
4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes.
5. Submission must be in .pdf format.
6. There should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script. Playwright info should be in a separate file that accompanies the script.
7. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
8. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.

To submit, please fill out the form below and upload your play.

Although we strive to notify everyone who has submitted a script to us, it doesn’t always happen.  If you do not hear from us before January 1, 2020, you may assume your script was not accepted, and please accept our apologies for not notifying you.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bechdel Group Fall 2019 Workshop Series

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Submissions for the Fall 2019 Workshop Series are currently open.
Submissions will close May 31, 2019.

Please read the description of what we do and what we are looking for carefully.
  • We do not produce work. 
  • We do not work with scripts that are 'finished.'
  • We do not work with playwrights who do not read submission guidelines.
We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts - anything in progress.  Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet 'complete'.  We typically feature 20 - 35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script.

Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers.

We are happy to accept submissions that are being shopped elsewhere, but we ask that you contact us if your script is selected for another workshop, a staged reading, or production.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we regret that we cannot give each submission individual feedback.

Your submission MUST:
  • Be in progress. Our aim is to provide a space that will help you develop your work. If your script or screenplay is 'finished', has had full productions, or is about to be produced, we are not the right organization for you. We are happy to consider work that has had prior workshops or informal/staged readings, if you still consider your script in development.
  • Pass the Bechdel Test. You must have at least two female-identifying characters, with names, who have a full scene/conversation that is not about their romantic relationships.
  • We are constantly discussing the Bechdel Test and the way it serves (or fails to serve) our mission. We know that as a 'test', there are flaws and gaps. We are indeed interested in scripts that push boundaries and raise discussion points - however, this is our baseline. Please do not send us two-handers with one male and one female character or scripts with only one female character. Please do not send all male scripts.
  • Support our mission of fostering strong, complex, dynamic roles for women.
What we want:
  • Complex, layered female characters.
  • Thoughtful consideration of your needs in terms of script development - we look at the questions you're asking about your work carefully.
What we do not want:
  • Scripts that just manage to pass the Bechdel Test. If your main female character goes 60 pages without interacting with anyone but men, chances are good we will not be interested. If your qualifying scene does not forward your plot, chances are good we will not be interested.
Have you read all this? Are you feeling confident about The Bechdel Group as a good fit for you?
Well, then, click here to submit.

Questions? Not sure if your script qualifies? Clarifications? Email us at bechdelgroup@gmail.com

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Village Playwrights Riot and Revolution

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Riot and Revolution, staged readings of short plays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and celebrate Gay Pride on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.

  • 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 the Stonewall Rebellion, the Stonewall era (1960s) and/or the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. 
  • 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 May 27, 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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

INGENIO Milagro 2019

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Through INGENIO, Milagro seeks to create a space where Latina/o playwrights can develop their plays in a safe, supportive environment with mentors and artists to whom they can relate. INGENIO serves as an intrinsic step in the creation of new full-length theatrical works. Rehearsals and workshops culminate in concert-style readings and feedback sessions with audiences of theatre professionals and members of the public. Playwrights are strongly encouraged to be available to attend in person.'


Submissions are being accepted for INGENIO Milagro 2019, to take place September 15 – 22, 2019. Four plays will be selected, assigned directors and actors, rehearsed, and presented in concert-style readings over three days.


  • Open to all Latina/o-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
  • Previously submitted plays that have received rewrites are welcome


  • 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/~580 characters), play synopsis (150 words/~975 characters), and play’s development history, if applicable.
  • Submit via email to ingenio@milagro.org no later than May 15, 2019. Selected playwrights will be notified by June 15, 2019.

Friday, April 26, 2019

5th Wall Productions Staged Reading Series

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Script Submissions
Submissions for the 2019-2020 Season will be open from September 1st 2018 to April 30, 2019.

Keep in mind that this is first and foremost a development opportunity. We are seeking plays that will benefit from further development, and playwrights who are excited about engaging with us through the development process. Please do not submit plays that have had an extensive development history or that have had multiple productions.

Please note that our submission process has changed. Read on for details and FAQ’s.

Staged Reading Program Overview:
The Staged Reading Series at 5th Wall Productions is a part of our new play development process. Each month, one previously unpublished and unproduced play will receive a staged reading, followed by a  a critical response session with the audience. At the end of each season, TWO of these selections will be chosen to receive a workshop production.


What kind of plays are you looking for?

5th Wall is currently accepting submissions of full-length, unpublished, unproduced stage plays. The plays do not have to be production-ready. In fact, most of our choices are in need of further development. Our mission is to give these development opportunities to new pieces,  and 5th Wall staff will work closely with the writers to improve the work. Submissions will be judged for overall quality, length, style, and producibility. We strive to find plays that tell new stories, ask tough questions, provoke thought, and challenge both actors and audiences. Submissions are not exclusive to local playwrights, though some  preference may be given to writers who are able to attend the reading.

How do I submit?
Please submit a 10-page sample of your script in PDF format. Submissions should be e-mailed to our literary manager at: 5thwallsubmissions@gmail.com.

Is there a fee?

What do I need to include with my submission?
In the body of your email please include:
Phone number
Character breakdown
Development history
Any specific feedback you would like from the 5th Wall staff and/or questions you would ask the audience during the talkback session at a reading
Optional: a brief biography

How should my play be formatted?
There is a great resource on play formatting by Samuel French here.

What is the deadline for submission?
Submissions for the 2019-2020 season will close at 11:59 pm EST on April 30, 2019.

When will I find out if my play is selected?
Writers will be automatically notified by email when we have received your submission.  Due to the high volume of submissions we can not guarantee an individual response.
If your play is chosen for a Staged Reading, you will be notified by July 31, 2018.
If at any time you would like to receive an update on the status of your submission, feel free to send an email to 5thwallsubmisisons@gmail.com.

When are the readings presented?
Staged Reading Series events are typically held on the third Sunday of each month (with the exception of November and December). Scripts are assigned a director and a cast, and in most cases scripts are given two rehearsals during the week prior to the reading. Writers are invited to attend the reading and rehearsals either in person or through web based video conferencing, but it is not required.

What happens in the Critical Response session?
The model we use for the critical response talkback was developed by Liz Lerman, and is used by many institutions including the New York Theatre Workshop. It is structured in a way that ensures that feedback remains constructive and to the point. The four steps of the Critical Response Process are:

  • The audience is asked to make statements of meaning regarding the work.
  • The writer asks questions of the audience.
  • The audience then gets to ask questions of the writer.
  • Members of the audience ask if the writer would like to hear opinions or suggestions about certain aspects of the play. The writer must give permission for the opinion or suggestion to be heard. 

Are writers paid for staged readings or given compensation for travel?
We do not offer pay or travel stipends for staged reading participation. We feel that the benefit of the program is the development opportunity itself. Participation is voluntary for all involved. Writers who are not local may participate in the process through online video chat.

What happens next?
5th Wall will select TWO of the Staged Reading Series scripts to be workshopped into full productions in the following season. Writers will again be invited to participate in the workshop process, which will typically be the first two weeks of the six week rehearsal period. Writers are also welcome to attend a press-preview and opening night of the production. Writers will be compensated 10% of ticket sales for workshop productions.

What if my play has already been produced or published?
You are submitting to a development opportunity. Published plays will not be considered. Plays that have had previous productions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please detail the play’s development history (including any productions) in the body of your email.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Troy Foundry Theatre Dark Day Mondays seeks plays for readings

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Troy Foundry Theatre, a 501(c) 3 professional theatre company in Troy, NY is currently accepting submissions of new plays for the 2019 MAY sessions of the 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.


We’re calling for submissions for plays that are film-themed, either dealing with or based within the world of filmmaking, the art of filmmaking (small or bigger budget) or having to do with the life of filmmakers and/or film actors.

Submissions for the MAY 2019 session will be accepted until 5pm on FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019.

 To submit your work email to info@troyfoundrytheatre.com with the subject line: 2019 MAY SESSION _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PLAY.

There is NO submission fee.

Please include a short playwright’s bio, 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 for reading.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Plays In Progress Series seeks full-length plays

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Athena Project, located in Denver, Colorado, is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS). This Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in one of three models: concert or table readings and our workshops.

Rehearsals and presentation will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2020. Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and basic design elements during presentations. Scripts are accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2019.

Submission Guidelines are as follows:
  • Playwright must be a woman and may submit only ONE full-length script. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.
  • Previously un-produced plays only. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised for the playwright to get the most from this opportunity.
  • Submission must include:
  • a. BLIND script in PDF format – PAGE ONE of PDF script MUST have TITLE, CHARACTER BREAKDOWN & SYNOPSIS of script, 200 word limit (This file will contain NO playwright contact info*)
  • b. Cover letter addressing: 1) what the playwright would like to accomplish working with a director, dramaturg and cast and 2) how she heard about the call for submissions
  • c. Resume 
  • Plays submitted without all supporting materials included will be disqualified.
  • We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for rehearsals as needed, and for at least one performance at her own expense. We will select 3-6 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact rehearsal and performance schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright after all plays are selected. Travel stipends are offered.
  • Contact us via LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.org if you have any questions about submitting. You will receive a confirmation upon receipt of materials.

*Contact information must be listed ONLY on resume and cover letter, not on the script, the first page of which will be its title, a character breakdown and a short synopsis (submissions will be read blind).

  • Deadline to submit all materials is midnight, April 15, 2019**
  • Three – six finalists will be selected by September 2019
  • Directors and Dramaturgs will be selected by October 2019
  • Casting will be between November-December 2019
  • Rehearsals will begin in February 2020
  • Plays In Progress Series will open approximately March or April 2020

**Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2019.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Curtis Theatre Page to Stage Playwright’s Festival

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The Curtis Theatre announces a call for submissions to the inaugural Page to Stage Playwright’s Festival. This year's theme, “That’s What She Said”, aims to provide a platform for the female voice. Staged readings will run August 30 – September 1, 2019.

Page to Stage will feature one-act and full-length plays. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2019.

Submissions are open to all playwrights with an emphasis on Southern California based artists. Writers interested in submitting plays should send finished scripts to PagetoStage2019@gmail.com with “Festival Play Submission” and the play title in the subject line. Included in the e-mail should be the playwright’s name, contact information, and a two-sentence synopsis of the play. There is no submission fee.

The purpose of the Page to Stage Playwright’s Festival is to nurture new plays and new playwrights by working with local burgeoning writers and to showcase their works for audiences in our community. Selected plays will be presented as staged readings on the Curtis Theatre stage as part of the 2019/2020 Season. The Curtis Theatre will also use the festival to find and develop material for future seasons. Authors whose manuscripts are selected will receive an honorarium, a written critique from a professional dramaturge, a DVD of the staged reading, and participation in a post-show audience discussion.

The 2019 festival is produced in partnership with Project La Femme. Project La Femme is committed to creating art that challenges dialogue while promoting and amplifying artists who produce socially engaging art projects. Their mission is to create and explore images and definitions of women through diversity, inclusiveness, and honesty.

Pre-submission writers' workshops will be offered in the evenings on February 21 and April 4, 2019. Actors' auditions are scheduled for August 5 & 6, 2019. Anyone interested in directing, designing, or volunteering for the festival, please contact Heather Enriquez by April 15 at HeatherG@cityofbrea.net. More information will be available on the Curtis Theatre Facebook page or by joining the Curtis Creative Collective Facebook group.

The mission of the City of Brea’s Curtis Theatre is to entertain, inspire, and connect our diverse community through exceptional performing arts programs, premium facilities, and professional staff. All readings, rehearsals, and workshops will be at the Curtis Theatre, located in the Brea Civic and Cultural Center, 1 Civic Center Circle in Brea.

Monday, April 1, 2019

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2019

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The UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting the African-American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms are not allowed.

Click here to download a PDF of the contest flyer 


A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright.

A staged reading of the winning script on May 12th, 2019, in the Wagner New Play Festival attended by national theatre professionals.

Travel and housing cost to and from UC San Diego to be present for the performance.


Finalists and the eventual winners will be selected by a team comprised of the faculty and staff of UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance and invited judges from other theatre facilities, the professional theatre, local media or the UCSD student body.

The decision of the team of adjudicators is final. The UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance reserves the right to select no winner.


Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 12th, 2019. 

The winner will be announced by April 27th, 2019.

Please include with your submission your contact details (name, college email, address, and phone number), play title, number of characters, institutional affiliation, and a one-page story summary.


All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

Fifth Annual End of the Road New Short Play Festival and Beach Party

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South Baldwin Community Theatre of Golf Shores, Alabama is seeking submissions for the Fifth Annual End of the Road New Short Play Festival and Beach Party to be held July 12, 13 & 14 2019 in Gulf Shores AL. It will consist of three staged readings of eight winning ten-minute plays. There will be an additional slot reserved for a student (18 and under) play.

By submitting your play you are agreeing to participate in the production of the play which means that attendance by the playwright is a requirement for winning scripts.

Plays may have had prior productions but may not have been published. Plays should not exceed 10 minutes in length and should be appropriate for a family-friendly theatre.

Submissions can be made via US mail to:

South Baldwin Community Theatre
PO Box 722
Gulf Shores, AL

Submissions can also be sent via email to pfizplays@gmail.com. Please include your name and contact information on a separate cover sheet. The author's name should not appear anywhere in the body of the script.

Deadline for submissions is April 6, 2019. Winners will be notified by May 20, 2019.

The weekend will include an opening night beach party reception and a closing reception with talk-back. A $100.00 first prize will be give to the Judges' Choice and a $50.00 prize will be given to the Audience Favorite.

For details or questions call 251-968-6721 or go to www.sbct.biz

We are looking forward to reading your play.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Traguna Productions Summer Reading Series

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Traguna Productions Summer Reading Series (NY NY) is dedicated to bringing to life new, unique, exciting, and intriguing works representing all genres, modes, and story telling mediums.

We are looking for plays, musicals, operas, dance pieces, etc. for a 29-hour reading series in August. The pieces must be completed at the point of submission and must be at least 55 minutes in length.
  • Traguna Summer Series #1 runs Monday, August 5th with presentations on Saturday and Sunday, August 10th. 
  • Traguna Summer Series #2 runs Monday, August 12th with presentations on Saturday and Sunday, August 17th.
Readings will follow AEA guidelines and will include director, stage manager, actors, and musicains (if needed). If auditions are required, the author(s) will be invited to attend the audition.

Please submit the following materials in email.
  • Subject line: 2019 SUMMER READING SUBMISSION
  • Name(s) of authors/creators
  • Point of contact, email address / address.
  • a history of the development of the piece
  • a brief, one-page synopsis
  • character breakdown
  • preference for Series #1 or #2. 
  • scripts in completion
  • if needed, proof of authorship/rights

For musicals/pieces involving music:

  • At least 5 songs from the musical must be submitted with application. If a play with music, please indicate the number of songs, and if under 5, all must be submitted. 
  • One-page synopsis must include songs submitted in bold.

Submite materials to tragunaproductions@gmail.com. If the materials are not complete, the piece will be immediately dismissed, so please read the required materials carefully.

DEADLINE: April 1, 2019. 

Results will be emailed / mailed no later than May 1, 2019.

Traguna Productions is a creative incubator to help artists of all genres achieve their dreams, and give their works soil to spud seeds.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Relative Theatrics seeks full-length plays

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We will accept submissions PDF format only. They may be sent to relativetheatrics@gmail.com.

Please include in the body of the email submission:
-Playwright bio (including current home base)
-Short synopsis of the play
-Approximate run time
-Cast size (must not exceed 5 actors; however, fewer is preferable)
-Confirmation of ability to attend the festival
-A short statement expressing why you feel your play is a good fit for Relative Theatrics

We are looking for full-length plays with an estimated run time from 80 to 120 minutes, a small cast, and a single or flexible set that speak to the mission of Relative Theatrics.

Selected plays will receive a staged reading with qualified actors to assist in the development process and a $50 honorarium. Additionally, plays will be paired with a Wyoming singer-songwriter to write and perform original music inspired by the play.

The playwright must be able to attend the festival in May.

Submission period: February 4 - March 3, 2019

Playwrights Voiced occurs in Laramie May 22nd, 23rd, 24th, & 25th, 2019 in the LPCC Gryphon Theatre.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

2019 SBU Science Playwriting Competition

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The Simons Center for Geometry and Physics and the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, announce a CALL FOR PLAYS for the 2019 SBU Science Playwriting Competition:

The organizers are calling all talented playwrights with an interest in the sciences, and talented scientists with an interest in the theatre to compose an original, previously-unproduced, ten-minute play with a substantial science component. This contest is open to the general public:

First Prize Winner: $500
Second Prize Winner: $200
3rd Prize Winner: $100

The deadline for submissions is February 15, 2019.

The Science Play Competition began in 2012 as a local contest at Stony Brook University, and has since expanded to become a global event with submissions from throughout the United States and abroad. Bringing science and theatre together is a great way to educate and to provide the public, as well as the science community, with inspirational ideas about science and its effect on humanity. Starting with the belief that art and science are two sides of the same coin, the Science Play Competition seeks creative works of discovery that will ultimately give an audience a better understanding of how the world works and the importance of science!

– Plays should be around 10 minutes in length (usually around 10 pages).  
– Winning playwrights will receive a directed, publicly-staged reading of their work in either the Spring 2019 or Fall 2019 semesters (date to be determined).
– All entries must have a title page that includes the playwright’s contact information. (Name, address, phone number, and email).
– All entries must be original, unpublished work.

The awards committee will be organized by theatre director/dramaturg Steve Marsh and Professor George Sterman.


ALL submissions must be received by midnight February 15, 2019.
If possible a public staged reading of the winning entries will be performed during the Spring or Fall of 2019 at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics.

*Note: please submit electronic entries as a pdf file. Submitting your play implies permission to have your play performed in a staged reading in the fall semester; all submissions remain the property of the playwright.

QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? CONTACT US AT scienceplays@scgp.stonybrook.edu

This competition is made possible by the generous support of the Simons Center and the C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics.  Information about the previous competitions can be found below: 

Monday, January 21, 2019

Global Female Voices and Global Female Arab Voices

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Global Female Voices and Global Female Arab Voices will premiere excerpts of new plays in translation and from the wider English-speaking world.

We are welcoming submissions from all female-identifying playwrights that are based (or previously resided) outside of the UK, or who are part of the international community. We are particularly interested in reading submissions from playwrights from Arab countries and the Arab diaspora.

The performances of rehearsed readings will be taking place on the following dates:
- Global Female Voices, Arcola Theatre: Saturday 23rd February 2019
- Global Female Arab Voices, Rich Mix: Saturday 9th March 2019 (part of the Arab Women Artists Now festival)

We are looking for plays from contexts beyond the Western world; exploring issues and settings that audiences might not otherwise see in London theatres.

Playwrights should be based outside of the UK.

Plays can be any length, from any period, and with any number of characters; and must be in, or translated into, English.

If you are submitting a play that has been translated and if the play or translation is still under copyright, you must ensure that both the playwright and the translator (or the relevant rights-holders) give their authorisation for the translation to be submitted and to participate.

Global Female Voices - 12 noon, 24th January 2019
Global Female Arab Voices - 12 noon, 31st January 2019


Friday, December 28, 2018

Call for Submissions: SHE PLAYS staged readings

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Plays about women, written by women, directed by women.

Part of WHAM! Women History Artist Month produced by Goddard Riverside, Silver Glass Productions and 29th Street Playwrights Collective.

NYC-metro-based women playwrights only.

Our goal is to give women playwrights an opportunity to develop and present their work as a staged reading and participate in the process.

Submissions open Dec 28 -- Submissions Close on Jan 11.

Event date: March 18th, 7:30pm at the Bernie Wohl Theatre 647 Columbus Ave btw 91st & 92nd Streets. (Tech rehearsal Sun Mar 17 10-2pm)

Please submit plays up to 10-minutes in length and monologues, no more than 5 minutes.

One submission per playwright. Send us your best. Only first 150 plays will be read.

Plays will be performed as a staged reading by actors we cast.

Each play will have a director and 3-5 hours of rehearsal. You must be available to attend both rehearsals and performance.

NYC metro area women playwrights only! This is a community-building event. We want you to be there, participate, network and celebrate.

Stipend for all participants (including playwrights): $25.00

Submit: Here
Contact info on the first page.
One Submission

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/29StPlaywrights
Twitter: @29StPlaywrights

Questions? Email us at 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Kapital K Productions Reading Series seeks scripts

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Kapital K Productions wants your play to be a part of our inaugural series. We will host 3 play readings in the first half of 2019. That is three opportunities to tell stories that are told by, with and for women that are on the margins.

We only have one requirement, your play must place at least one women of color at the center. It's that simple. Kapital K encourages inclusion all around. We do not have to exclude anyone to make room for another.

Please submit by Dec 31st. 

Reading dates

  • 2/10/19
  • 4/7/19
  • June 2019 TBD

Submission form

Monday, December 24, 2018

The Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting

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This award is for full-length plays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a 1 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 in July 2019, and the second at Northern Stage in White River Junction, VT, during their 2019/2020 season.  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.

Questions? Email Kate Mulley at kate@voxtheater.org


Thursday, December 6, 2018

The 13th Annual Women’s Work Festival

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We are now open for submissions for our 13th Women's Work Festival that will be taking place March 4-8 2019 in St. John's Newfoundland Canada.

If you would like to submit your play please email it to womensworkfestivalnl@gmail.com.

We are an international festival of plays-in-progress featuring play readings, music performances, workshops, and panels, promoting work by women (self-identified). Despite some bumps in 2017, we're still here and we're delighted that our festival is happening in 2018!

Our festival has a history of success  in helping to launch playwrights from the page to the stage. In our first 10 years, there were 21 professional productions of 17 WWF plays from new, emerging, and established playwrights. As we approach this year's festival, we'll feature some of the writers and hear about their experiences here and where it led them.

WWF gratefully acknowledges support from Canadian Heritage’s BCAH Fund for their continuing, generous support of our festival in 2018. We are delighted to have the long-term support of RCA Theatre, and support from the City of St. John’s.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Christopher Newport University's College of Arts and Humanities seeks 60-minute scripts

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Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University, seeks 60-minute scripts for the forthcoming conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019

Scripts should engage with the theme of the conference (see below).

The script will be presented as a staged reading followed by a response which includes the playwright as well as two additional scholar/artists who can speak to the themes of the work, date TBD.
  • Plays should be complete at no more than 60 minutes. A script may be adapted from a longer play, but must be a complete work as presented.
  • Readers will be local college students. Please keep this in mind if specific character casting is required.
  • Playwright must attend the reading and talkback session. There are no fees associated with the conference, but no travel or housing assistance is available at this time.
  • No restrictions on previous productions or development, but play must be free from performance fees.

Please submit a script in PDF format with complete contact information, history of performance or development, cast of characters, a synopsis of 100-300 words, including how the script engages with the themes of the conference.

Submit scripts here: https://form.jotform.com/82196212984160

Scripts will be read in the order they are received and once a suitable script is chosen, no additional submissions will be accepted. Final deadline of December 1, 2018.

Understanding Women's Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

This interdisciplinary conference uses tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Our 2019 conference theme marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberlé Crenshaw's use of the term "intersectionality" as well as the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Hampton and the Jamestown Colony in 1619. Given the close proximity to Jamestown and Hampton, this year's conference will especially highlight the ways in which gender intersects race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and other identity markers in complex ways. To this end, we welcome proposals that use an intersectional approach to understand these subjects, as well as the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, power, and privilege.

Topics addressed at the conference may include but are not limited to the past and/or present role of intersectionality in:

• Social Movements
• Women's writing and narratives
• Artistic representations of women
  (film, literature, music etc.)
• Motherhood and family life
• Sexuality and gender identity
• Reproductive Rights
• Politics
• Social media
• Employment
• Poverty
• Education
• Health
• Violence
• Religion
• Law


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