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Friday, April 29, 2022

Call for Submissions: Seeing Ourselves on Stage: Amplifying Global Majority Voices in Theater for Young Audiences

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Deadline: April 30, 2022

"Seeing Ourselves on Stage: Amplifying Global Majority Voices in TYA", part of NYU Steinhardt’s New Plays for Young Audiences (NPYA) series, seeks new and unpublished/unproduced global majority TYA scripts to showcase in a series of short unstaged/unrehearsed readings held this June on Zoom. These are designed to amplify and support global majority TYA plays and playwrights (see our mission statement here). 

These could be nearly completed scripts or works still very much in progress. Six scripts will be selected for the 2022 program. One of the selected scripts will later be selected for one of the 3 slots in the full 2023 NPYA series held in June 2023. The other scripts can also submit for consideration for the other two available slots under the regular submission guidelines.

Please note that we define TYA as plays for audiences aged 5-18 where the intended audience could be, for example, 5-7, 10-14, or 15-18 as well as for families with youth in that 5-18 age range. 

We define global majority TYA plays as ones that not only include global majority youth characters in the primary roles, but also speak to and reflect global majority communities and experiences in the story. As our goal is to amplify not only global majority stories, but global majority artists, we are only accepting submissions from global majority artists for this program. 

By "global majority", we utilize Rosemary Campbell-Stephens's definition, "Global Majority...refers to people who are Black, Asian, Brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or have been racialised as 'ethnic minorities'."

After the submission deadline closes on 4/30, a selected team of readers will choose the scripts to be showcased. Playwrights will be contacted by 5/30. The program will occur simultaneously with the regular NPYA series. Playwrights will work directly with the program’s coordinator (Tammie Swopes) to craft their participation in the program, including participation in a showcase of unstaged/unrehearsed selections from each chosen script to be presented on Zoom at a date/time TBD during the June series (between June 5-26).

NPYA will assist playwrights in securing actors for the unstaged/unrehearsed showcase but will be unable to pay them for their time (which will be approximately one hour).

Send us your submission here by April 30, 2022. If you’re uncertain if your script meets our guidelines or you have other questions, please contact NPYA’s producer, Teresa Fisher (taf263@nyu.edu).

Tammie Swopes, Program Coordinator (tls289@nyu.edu) David Montgomery, Artistic Director (dm635@nyu.edu) Teresa Fisher, Producer (taf263@nyu.edu)

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

All Out Arts Development Play Reading Series

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Deadline: April 24, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

The 2022 Developmental Readings

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the curated DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS Series, a part of the 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival season. Application deadline is Sunday, April 24, 2023. 3 To 4 plays will be selected for presentation in late May through Early June 2022. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions.

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive $100 stipends toward their prep work upon reading presentation.

*New York City regional artists who have been temporarily relocated by the Coronavirus epidemic, please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

WE WILL PROVIDE:

Stipends to accepted authors, as noted.

Limited virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.

Dramaturgical advice upon request by authors for specific problems.

Technical advice on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consults based on your early virtual rehearsal. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for viewers.

A full-color program in a free PDF-file format made available online.

Area-wide advertising.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:

A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” book-reading of a NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life.

A Director AND Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical attention required).

All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and visual arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBT & Q world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We urge diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and culture.

Friday, April 15, 2022

The Young Actor's Studio New Play Festival

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Deadline: August 1, 2022

The Young Actor’s Studio is currently accepting submissions for our New Play Festival. We are looking for plays that prominently feature roles for younger people (between the ages of 12-18).

We are committed to developing, supporting, and spotlighting new work that offers heartfelt, realistic, relevant, challenging material for young artists. We believe that young people are capable of doing great work, and are always looking for material that shares this belief.
Some great points of reference in television/film/ theater that inspire us: Freaks and Geeks, My So Called Life, Pen15, The Wolves, DryLand.

Selected plays will be given a virtual public reading in the middle of December, and playwrights will receive a $500 honorarium.

Submission Guidelines:

The deadline for submissions is August 1st.

-Please email all submissions to literary@youngactorsstudio.com with the subject line New Play Festival.

– In the body of the email please include name, and contact information.

– Writers may submit up to three plays. They must be in pdf format. No name, or any other writer contact information on the plays themselves.

– We are not accepting work intended for television or film.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline

WE ARE NOW SEEKING SHORT WORKS—10 TO 25 PAGES - OR UP TO 25 PAGES+-FROM A LONGER WORK

(the latter to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliers of all description--Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre 2022 New Works Festival

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2022 New Works Festival April 29 – May 1, 2022.

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script attached as a PDF or Word document. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until January 10th, 2022. Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

Contact Sasha Dudock (Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director) at sdudock@flintrep.org with any questions.

Previous New Works Festival playwrights include Mando Alvarado, Gregory Bonsignore, Greg Kotis, Jenni Lamb, Gordon Leary & Julia Meinwald, Douglas Lyons & Creighton Irons, Daniel MacGregor, Alex Moggridge, Amber Palmer, Charlie Sohne & Tim Rosser, Abbie Spallen, Caridad Svich and Josh Wilder. For more information: https://flintrep.org/new-works-festival/

Flint Repertory Theatre accepts script submissions from agents and playwrights.

If you are interested in submitting your play or musical to be considered for future seasons or for the annual New Works Festival, please email the following to: Literary@FlintRep.org

Or mail to:
Attn: Literary Dept.
Flint Repertory Theatre
1220 E. Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

- Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted)
- Brief synopsis of the play
- Full Demo if a musical
- Production history (including any readings, workshops or full productions the play has received)
- Professional playwright resume or bio

Due to the high volume of inquiries, please allow a few weeks for a response acknowledging receipt of your script. Flint Rep does not provide dramaturgical feedback.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre New Works Festival Submissions

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Deadline: January 10, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is seeking new plays and musicals for the 2022 New Works Festival April 29 – May 1, 2022.

The New Works Festival is an annual weeklong event featuring staged readings and workshops of new plays and musicals. Playwrights and composers from around the country are in residence in Flint during the process, which includes post-show audience discussions.

Playwrights should submit an original, unproduced, full-length script attached as a PDF or Word document. Please include contact information, a short bio, play synopsis and development history. Submissions will be accepted until January 10th, 2022. 

Please email submissions to literary@flintrep.org.

Contact Sasha Dudock (Assistant to the Producing Artistic Director) at sdudock@flintrep.org with any questions.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Submissions are now open for the Theatre Southwest - Readers' Theatre Matinee

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Deadline: January 5, 2022 by 11:59 PM

General guidelines are listed below and are subject to change.

Approximately 8-12 selected plays will be read and voted on by the attending audience. One $100 prize will be awarded to the play voted on as audience favorite.

General guidelines

Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.

Monologues and one person plays are not accepted.

All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter).

All plays should be 5 to 10 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 4-11 pages, excluding title page).

Plays should be conducive to Readers' Theatre with simple stage directions and a story expressed mostly through dialogue, not action.

Submission guidelines

Scripts are accepted via U.S. mail or email. If using U.S. mail entry must be postmarked by Jan. 5, 2022. If emailed sent by 11:59 p.m. on the same date (1/5/22). Scripts will not be returned.

Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information, as well as a list of characters and a brief synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.

ALL mailed in scripts should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

Mail entries to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-RTM

Or Email to:
mimiholloway@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

BEDLAM Spring 2022 festival of new play readings

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Deadline: January 1, 2022

Off-Broadway theater company BEDLAM is seeking submissions for a Spring 2022 festival of new play readings. Presented alongside our 2022 Off-Broadway mainstage production, these readings will showcase works-in-progress by artists expanding the bounds of the form, interrogating (or ignoring) the “canon,” and creating specifically theatrical work.

Our Fall 2021 readings series included work by Zora Howard, Julian Hornik, Emily Gardner Xu Hall, Stefani Kuo, and Zuzanna Szadkowski & Deb Knox.

To submit for Spring 2022, please send a script (or current draft) and a short bio of the lead artist to submissions@theatrebedlam.org by January 1. For non-text-based work, please send a description of the project.

All artists involved in these readings, including writers, will be paid by Bedlam. There is no cost to submit.

For more information, visit bedlam.org/new-writing or write to submissions@theatrebedlam.org with any questions.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Eccentric Bear is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming staged reading series: The New Play Cafe

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Deadline: September 30, 2021

Staged in local coffee shops throughout the five boroughs, New Play Cafe creates a cozy, come-as-you-are platform for playwrights in NYC and beyond. This round, we're looking for unproduced plays written in the past few years. So if you're an inexperienced writer with a big idea or a seasoned writer who just wants to try something new, we'd love to hear from you!

We are currently looking for unproduced plays written within the last three years (2019 or later). We will not consider plays about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plays should require no more than five actors. Solo plays will be considered.

Playwrights may submit up to two works for consideration. We will only be selecting one play per playwright.

Plays must be no more than 90 minutes in length.

Plays will be read throughout October/November/December (dates TBD). Each selected work will receive one performance.

Each piece will receive up to two 4 hour rehearsal periods prior to their performance date.

Actors will be cast once play selection has been finalized. Please indicate in your submission if there are specific casting requirements.

Writers are welcome to submit works in progress, however all plays will be read as received with no edits accepted between submission and performance.

Playwrights do not need to be local to NYC nor are they required to attend any performance of their work.

EBTC will make available to playwrights (upon request) any photos, media mentions, reviews, or any materials used to publicize their work.

Playwrights will receive a $25 stipend for use of their work.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline

WE ARE NOW SEEKING SHORT WORKS—10 TO 25 PAGES - OR UP TO 25 PAGES+-FROM A LONGER WORK

(to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliars of all description, and Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline

WE ARE NOW SEEKING SHORT WORKS—10 TO 25 PAGES - OR UP TO 25 PAGES+-FROM A LONGER WORK

(to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliars of all description, and Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

Monday, June 14, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submission guidelines

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

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

Calendar of events:

June 25, 2021 — Submission Deadline

July 16, 2021 — Notification of Acceptance

August 23 - September 3 — Musicals workshops

September 4 — Musicals presentations

September 6 - 17 — Plays workshops

September 18 — Plays presentations

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Reading Series at Playhouse on Park

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Deadline: June 15, 2021

West Hartford, Connecticut

Submit plays to newworks@playhousetheatregroup.org

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2021-2022 season of the Playwrights on Park

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.

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 at 7:00pm.

Play reading dates will be as follows:
  • Oct 3, 2021
  • Nov 12, 2021
  • Feb 6, 2022
  • June 5, 2022
  • July 17, 2022

We will choose FIVE plays for readings for the 2021/22 season. Final selections will be made by August 1, 2021 at the latest.

Submission Guidelines:

▪ BIPOC and Womxn artists are strongly encouraged to submit
▪ We are seeking FULL LENGTH plays with smaller casts (5 or less ideally)
▪ Please submit a FULL script and character breakdown (Please submit in PDF format). Plays must be submitted electronically

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Transformation Theatre 2022 Virtual Reading Series

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SUBMISSION FORM

COVID 19: Due to the closure of facilities all readings will be presented online as a virtual reading. As such, playwrights may be asked to create an adaptation/adjustments to make each play more suited to this format. We look forward to producing live productions as soon as it is safe for our audience, staff and talent.
Thank you for your support and understanding during this difficult time.
Thank you for your interest in working with Transformation Theatre, Inc. Submissions will open April 1, 2021 for consideration for the 2022 virtual reading series.
 
Transformation Theatre, Inc. accepts unsolicited submissions from playwrights around the globe, however, priority will be given to playwrights from the DC/MD/VA region. Playwrights at all stages of their career are encouraged to submit. While we accept submissions from outside the DC/MD/VA region, we do not have the funding to provide transportation or housing for those not local to the region.
 
Each play will be considered and reviewed in the order it was received. The first and extremely important step is the submission form. This is where the process really begins and the decision to move forward in our process starts here. Our review/evaluation process includes three members of our team, including the Founding Producing Artistic Director, Founding Associate Artistic Director, and one member of our board of directors. Those selected for further consideration will move on to the entire Board of Directors for approval. Unfortunately, we cannot provide feedback on plays that are not selected for our development process.
 
If selected, you will be notified by the Artistic Director to further discuss the process and timing. Our process in general is to provide initial feedback on the play, produce a virtual reading with a dramaturg led Q&A and audience feedback. Consideration will then be given to discuss the option of producing a fully staged production in the following year. All the while, you will be working with a professional creative team including a director, dramaturg, AEA actors and designers.
 
What we are looking for is a strong script and a talented playwright who will benefit from our process. TT, Inc. is looking for scripts that fit our mission. 
 
Our mission is to develop new plays that give voice to underrepresented people. Sadly, that includes a very large number of people who identify in various ways. Since we can only produce six readings per year, we find that we must narrow our focus in each season.

For 2022, we are looking for plays that explore and give voice to those who identify as
Transgender and/or non cis Gender Identity
AAPI/ East Asian
Neurodiverse
Native American/Indigenous
LGBTQIA+
We are also interested in finding intersectionality in marginalized voices. Though we are looking for stories about and for those specific voices, it does not exclude others.
  
What we are not looking for are plays that are incomplete, synopses, or that do not meet our criteria and mission. We do not produce musicals (though plays with music may be considered), children's theatre or screenplays. ​We are not looking for micro plays, 10 minute shorts, one-person shows, kitchen comedies or living room dramas that don’t stretch themselves out of the genre a bit. Unfinished plays won’t benefit from our process and neither will plays that have extensive production histories.
 
We are thrilled that we continue to receive over 300 submissions every year. As such, our response time may be as long as three to five months. Please be patient and do not contact us before three months if you have not heard from us.
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PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE SUBMISSION CRITERIA CAREFULLY. ANY SUBMISSIONS THAT DO NOT FOLLOW TT, INC.'S GUIDELINES OR THAT CONTAIN INSUFFICIENT REQUIRED DETAILS WILL BE REJECTED WITHOUT NOTIFICATION.

● Must be unpublished and unproduced
○ Plays must be in a form that would benefit from additional

re-working/re-writing.
○ Adaptable to virtual reading
○ Playwright must be open to feedback/criticism and must be willing to consider rewrites in collaboration with the Artistic Director, Director and Dramaturg.

○ Characters need to be specific (ethnicity/gender/sexual orientation)

● Open to global playwrights with priority to DMV regional playwrights

● Must be between 90-120 minutes in length

● No more than three locations (if working in realism)

● Must be able to be performed with no more than 7 actors

● Content must align with TT, Inc.’s mission statement

● Playwright acknowledges that while neither the playwright nor TT, Inc. are under obligation, it is requested that the playwright not enter into further production agreements of their play from the signing of the agreement until one month following the reading to determine if TT, Inc. will engage in negotiations of first option for a world premiere production of the play.

Play Approval/Selection: Founding Producing Artistic Director, Founding Associate Artistic Director, Play Selection Committee

Examples of underrepresented peoples and cultures (not a comprehensive list)

● African American / Black
● Asian
● Hispanic / Latinx
● Native American / Alaskan Native
● Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander
● Middle Eastern
● LGBTQ+
● Transgender
● Gender fluid
● Two Spirit
● Women
● Religion other than Christianity

2022 Season Representations (we encourage intersectionality)

● Transgender/ Gender Identity
● AAPI
● East Asian
● Neurodiversity
● Native American
● LGBTQIA+

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

ScriptRead seeks stories for a virtual live read In May

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Deadline: April 4, 2021

ScriptRead is a themed base live reading series which showcases excerpts of original plays, screenplays or TV pilots from women and diverse writers. Each writer will receive a virtual interactive reading of their sample and free feedback. This is a private invite only event.

We are looking to include one playwright for this cycle. The focus this cycle is sexy/steamy storylines or adult themes in the vein of the Dangerous Liaisons, 50 Shades of Grey, The Affair, Scandal, Dynasty etc. The deadline is Sunday, April 4th.

Please send a bio detailing your writing experience and a 20 page sample to kbarbee@elmhurstent.com

ScriptRead is produced by Elmhurst Entertainment

www.thescriptread.com

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Apply to Read or Perform for our April 2021 Event: Treat Others as You Wish to be Treated

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Deadline: February 15, 2021

(the deadline might be incorrect on the Submittable form - the deadline is now February 15.)

Be a 1 minute TED Speaker/Performer!

TEDxAsburyPark is seeking Readings and Performances of one minute or less on the topic of “Treat Others as You Wish to be Treated”, aka “The Golden Rule”, which is a cornerstone of most world cultures, religions and creeds.

TEDxAsburyPark will showcase a community production of the best 30 readings/performances for a LIVE virtual audience on April 1, 2021.

Additionally, the playwright will have active involvement in the process. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded. Submissions should include a tight summary with character descriptions, a small cast, and a working script. The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast. The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has over 5 million views. 

If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on Youtube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WRITE STUFF! 2021 5th Annual Young Playwright Festival

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

MMT’s young playwrights festival returns for its fifth anniversary! Write Stuff! encourages local middle & high school playwrights to submit their short scripts and culminates in readings of selected scripts. The winning plays will be brought to life by professional directors and Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory students in this Pay What You Can performance. The deadline for play submissions will be February 1st, 2021.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Students in Grades 6 – 12 should submit their 10-page scripts as a PDF file to education@millmountain.org by February 1st, 2021 for consideration to be a part of the 2021 Write Stuff: Young Playwright Festival.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Plays should have a title page & character descriptions
  • Plays should be no longer than 15 pages
  • Please include email & phone contact information on the title page of your submission
  • Plays do not need to revolve around a certain theme: all stories will be considered.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of prior experience in Playwriting.

Students with questions can contact Christopher Castanho: christopher@millmountain.org. See here to learn more about formatting your script.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

B8 Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for original plays

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Deadline: January 15, 2021

B8 Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for original plays, short stories, poems, and songs of any length to be presented on-line in a “readers’ theatre” format. We hope to develop a monthly one- or two-hour program of readings via Zoom until we are able to present live theatre once again. Most particularly, we are seeking plays with strong potential to become fully staged productions in the future. 

As a small company, B8 appreciates plays suitable for a total of 1-8 actors. Stipends will be provided for playwrights, directors, and actors.

We are seeking works that inspire action, change, speaking out, growth, empowerment, hope, courage, and love. We are strongly committed to producing works by artist of color, LGBTQIA+, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-ableist artists. 

The submission period is open-ended. Submissions received by January 15, 2021 will be considered for our first reading in February.

Please send submissions, comments, and questions to janlee@b8theatre.org

Monday, December 14, 2020

Theatre In My Pajamas is looking for multi-act plays for serial readings

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Deadline: December 18, 2020

Theatre In My Pajamas is looking for multi-act plays for serial readings on Zoom that will be read over multiple weeks from January through March and maybe beyond.

A group that started out as a dozen theatre geeks has grown to a thriving community of nearly 600 members. Since March, we have had readings and open mics of new plays, unrehearsed, and the results have been powerful. Our readings have been ten-minute plays, and they have featured playwrights from Vermont to New Zealand. But we are now ready to grow. Get your pajamas on and send us your work.

Submission requirements:

Length: No more than 120 minutes.

Cast: No more than six characters (double casting is fine but it should be clear in the dramatis personae, and they don’t need to be in search of an author).

Submissions will be accepted up to December 18.

Please send your submissions to: theatreinmypajamas@gmail.com


TIMP will not accept plays that are culturally insensitive or promote cultural appropriation.


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Saturday, August 29, 2020

Theatre Viscera seeks podcasts for reading series

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Deadline:  September 25th, 2020 at 5:00pm PT

Our Submission period for plays for the Podcast Readings opens Sunday June 21st, 2020 at 5:00pm PT and will close Friday September 25th, 2020 at 5:00pm PT.

We are only able to accept the first 100 submissions, upon which the submission period will close. If we reach our cap of 100 submissions before the stated close date of Friday September 25th, we will make an announcement on our website and social media that the contest will close the following day at 5:00pm PT.

As the situation with the Coronavirus and COVID-19 continues to develop, we are moving to virtual work for the time being in order to continue our commitment to telling queer stories while focusing on the health and safety of our community. We are therefore accepting submissions for the 2021 Podcast season with Theatre Viscera. We are looking for pieces that will read well in a podcast format, but we are not producing Radio Plays. This is a great opportunity to send us weird work that might be “less producible” because of strange conventions or unique storytelling.

At this time we are accepting only one submission per playwright.

Submissions may be full length plays, a collection of one acts totally no more than 100 minutes reading time, or a collection of 10 minute plays totally no more than 100 minutes reading time. Submissions must be between 60-100 minutes of reading time, or about 60-100 pages of formatted script.

For collections of one acts or 10 minute plays, we are accepting collaborations as long as the individual pieces have a through line of plot, theme, or theatrical device.

We are not accepting musicals at this time.

We have a preference for pieces with modest cast lists (8 characters or less.)

We have a preference for pieces that tell stories of trans and GNC characters, as well as stories at the intersections of oppression; disabled queer characters, BIPOC queer characters, etc.

We are looking for plays by queer artists, about queer characters, for queer actors.

For your submission please include:
  • A cover page with a brief synopsis and cast breakdown
  • Your full script as a PDF or Word Doc formatted appropriately
  • Your artist bio and contact information, including your pronouns

Email submissions to theatreviscera@gmail.com and use subject line “Podcast Play Submission”

For more playwriting opportunities, check out https://playsubmissionshelper.com/

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