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Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Village Playwrights seeks 10-minute plays for Love Is Queer

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Love Is Queer, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day on Monday, February 10, 2020 from 7 to 9 pm at St. Johns Church, 81 Christopher, 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 should be about romance from an LGBTQ 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 January 17, 2020, 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

Saturday, December 7, 2019

THE WRITER’S VOICE: Ten Minute Play Festival

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Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at The West Side YMCA
5 W 63rd Street, New York, NY 10023

Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020
Performance Dates: May 8 & 9, 2020

Submit entries at:

tinyurl.com/MSDLT10min4thplayfest

For More Information, Contact:

Cassandra Richards, Director of Community Arts
crichards@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2635
  • Playwrights are responsible for selecting a cast, director, and rehearsals.
  • Previously produced plays are acceptable; plays must be original works submitted by playwright.
  • Selected plays will be required to sell 5 tickets per performance
  • If you have video of previous performances, please include the link as specified below.
  • Selected plays will receive a video recording of their work and access to production photos.
  • The Marjorie S Deane Little Theater will provide limited set pieces, lighting/sound equipment and the production staff.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Short Play & Musical Festival - SEX 2020

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SPF - Sex 2020 submissions are now open.

They close January 2nd, 2020 at 11:00pm.

Submit via Submittable

The festival runs Feb 13th-March 1st (3 weeks) and your show would perform 4 nights during one of the three weeks...per usual!

To submit go to www.shortplaynyc.com and scroll down on the HOME page (the website is in the process of being updated now, but the submission page is ready for you!)

Festival is produced by Be Bold! Productions at
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012 - 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),

5 plays featured each week.

 ELIGIBILITY:

Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

 THEMES:  "SEX!" (Feb) "NYC" (June) “Boo!” (OC

All plays submitted must be centered on, or revolve around this theme.

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host provides Theatre, technicians, marketing and box office

2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required

Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 15 pages


Visit our website: www.shortplaynyc.com

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Secret Theater - The ACT ONE: ONE ACT Festival 2020

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January - February 2020

Submission Deadline: Dec 15th 2019

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A ROLLING SUBMISSION POLICY WHICH MEANS WE PICK PLAYS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED SO WAITING UNTIL THE DEADLINE IS NOT ADVISED.

The Act One: One Act Festival is now accepting plays for its 5th annual festival. The Secret Theatre seeks to promote new work and emerging playwrights through our annual One-Act Festivals. We also promote playwrights through publishing anthologies of the winning plays; all of the final plays, including the festival winner, are offered a non-exclusive publishing agreement. We have currently published 5 volumes of short plays.

No fee to submit or produce.
• $100 Cash Prize for Best Play
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Director
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actor
• $50 Cash Prize for Best Actress

• Each Play is guaranteed multiple performances [the exact number is decided once our final selection is made. Factors include the length of plays but is not usually less than 4 performances]

• The final selected plays are eligible for publishing in Top Secret Books’ The LIC One Act Festival Vol 5 on a non-exclusive basis.

Guidelines:
• Plays must be between 10 – 20 minutes in length. Preference is given to plays that have not been produced before. Timings must be accurate please overestimate if not sure. We cannot accept plays that are longer than 20 minutes so even 25 is a rejection, we don’t want to waste your time.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting the director and cast. (We may be able to help you if you do not have a director but preference will be given to playwrights who can provide their own directors and actors.)

• Easy to produce. (If you have a play which for instance includes a swimming pool, a large amount of sets and props, or anything else too elaborate or is impossible to cast we may reject it.)

• Please submit plays in PDF or Word format only.

• We will divide selected plays into three or four programs, selected Playwrights will be informed on a rolling basis.

Equity Showcases are permitted - we are the presenting organization but will help through the process of registering and will provide the appropriate insurance certificate for Actor Equity Assoc.

ONLINE FORM - SUBMIT HERE

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St, LIC NY 11101

Saturday, November 9, 2019

14th St Y co-productions wanted

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Submissions for the Theater at the 14th Street Y's 2020–2021 Season of Humor are now open through midnight on November 15, 2019.

For questions, please contact Rebecca Miller, Theater Manager, at RMiller@14streety.org.

About the Theater at the 14th Street Y

In 2017, the Theater lowered our weekly rental by 40%, selecting productions through a submission process. The theater provides a highly reduced rental rate and an agreement that includes subsidized space, marketing consultation and support, technical support, administrative support, a fully staffed box office, and production consultation.

All productions are co-presented by the 14th Street Y and must go through a submission process before being curated into our season.  We are seeking projects with producing companies attached as we are a co-presenter.

For our Fall 2020 – Spring 2021 Season, the Theater at the 14th Street Y is featuring producers in the mediums of Theater, Dance, Film, Music, and Festivals to submit ideas for co-presentations that revolve around the theme of HUMOR.  Projects that explore anything from farce to dark humor are welcomed. Pieces that have elements of social awareness and challenges or speak to the diverse East Village community are highly encouraged to apply.

For 2020 – 2021 productions that are a part of the curated season, rental charges will be $2000/week for exclusive use of the space, and $1000/week if the production runs in rep. Season partners receive 70% of ticket revenue, while the Theater at the 14th Street Y retains 30% of ticket revenue, plus all fees.

APPLY ONLINE
https://www.14streety.org/nowplaying/artistsubmissions/

Thursday, November 7, 2019

CTC Playwrights Showcase

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http://nelsonhallelimpark.org/

Nelson Hall Theatre is proud to announce its premier self-produced new play festival. We are dedicated to young emerging playwrights in the state of Connecticut and therefore have
organized the “Connecticut College Playwrights Showcase!”

Submissions are open (until November 30, 2019) to all college students living in Connecticut and to those who have graduated college in CT in the past 5 years. Each playwright may submit two plays of 1 hour or less in length. Only the first 100 submissions will be accepted.

If selected your script will get one show night in the month of January as part of our showcase and one tech rehearsal that will be held one week before your premier.

Requirements are below.

Personal:
-College student in CT, or recent (within 5 years) graduate of a CT college
-Bio in email
-City of residence in email
Script:
-PG-13 language
-No pyrotechnics
-Drama/Comedy preferred
-Stage teardown must be done in 2 hours or less
-Suitable for 55+ audience
-Meet organization standards for moral conduct, according to the mission of Nelson Hall/Elim Park
Others:
-Self-produced (email us with questions)
-Less than 100 word play synopsis in email
-Tickets sales profit will be split 50/50 between Nelson Hall Theatre and producing playwright
-No sets may be screwed, nailed, or glued to our stage
-We accept QLab
-Plays must not have been professionally produced before (this is your World Premier but past academic productions are okay)
-2 submissions per playwright
-Send a blind script in PDF format
-If selected, you will receive 1 reserved seat for yourself at each show as well as 4 other reserved seats at your own performance
Please research us before submitting.

Email your submission to Tgadomski@elimpark.org

(You will receive a verification email that
may go to junk/spam; accept it or your submission will not be received.)

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.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

THINK FAST ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION

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Electronic submissions only. No fee to submit.
Deadline: Nov 15, 2019

E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org

Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email:
“If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $150 participation fee.”

IF YOUR PLAY IS SELECTED

​The Theater Project will supply the venue, a stage manager and a lighting/sound director.

Individual productions supply the actors, directors and make their own agreements with actors and directors regarding compensation.

​Playwrights will be charge a $150 fee to cover production  expenses for venue, stage manager
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JUDGING

Plays selected will have three (3) performances in Feb 21,22,23.

​At each performance, the audience will vote  for their favorite.

After the Sunday performance, judges will award:
Best Play ($500 prize)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
and
Audience Choice.

​The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. There is no fee to submit your play for consideration. Plays are accepted in the fall for the March event.

Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. This restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Sets, lighting and sound requirements must be simple. No elaborate props or effects. Playwrights invited to participate must have plays that are ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors.

​Those selected for participation will be charged a $150 fee to cover expenses (venue, stage manager, lighting/sound director).

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION FEE

The Theater Project does not charge a submission fee for its THINK FAST one-act festival.

We do, however, charge a production fee to help underwrite the costs of mounting our three performance festival.

Our $150 fee for playwrights invited to participate in the THINK FAST festival will not cover all of our upfront costs.

We do not own our building. The Theater Project rents the Burgdorff Center for the Arts in Maplewood. Everything we produce requires the hiring of front-of-house staff as well as technicians to handle light, sound, etc. We also hire a stage manager for the festival.

And, at the end of the day, the winning play receives a $500 award.

Although we would rather not charge a production fee, the reality is that without help from participating playwrights, we would not be able to offer this showcase for new works.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Little Victory Theatre 3rd Annual Playwright's Festival

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The Little Victory Theatre is proud to present...

The 3rd Annual Playwright's Festival
  • November 8th through 10th 2019
  • November 8th at 8:00 PM
  • November 9th at 8:00 PM
  • November 10th at 2:00 PM

FESTIVAL RULES/ GUIDELINES:

1. All plays or musicals MUST be 20 minutes or less (or a 20-minute cut of a full length play or musical)

2. Plays or musicals may be presented fully-staged or as a reading.

3. Playwright is responsible for hiring Director, Actors, and Stage Manager.

4. All plays or musicals MUST be rehearsed and stage ready in time for technical rehearsals (typically 3 days prior to opening)

5. If your play or musical is accepted in the festival, there is a one-time entrance fee of $30.00 that can be paid to the Little Victory Theatre in Cash or Check.

6. You are free to use stock Props and Scenic pieces.

7. You will get two rehearsals onstage prior to your performance.

8. Each production will receive a split of 40% of the proceeds on the night your play performs.

9. For musical productions, you MUST provide your own piano or accompaniment tracks. Pianos can be plugged into the house sound system in the booth.


TO SUBMIT:

Please e-mail a copy of your play or musical (and 2 song samples if applicable) to littlevictory16@gmail.com with the subject:

PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL SUBMISSION

Please also include your name and a contact phone number

Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis!

Accepted plays will be notified VIA e-mail.

Please no calls to the theatre.

Submissions are due by October 20th

Acceptances will be notified by October 23rd

Sunday, October 13, 2019

DUAF festival seeks plays

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DUAF will accept up to 16 theatrical works (full and short plays, musicals, and solo works) that reflect urban life and with running times up to 70 minutes. Each work is performed only once during the festival. There will be a $1,000 award in the category of Best Play, Best Short, and Audience. There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $300-$500 monetary stipend during the festival to defray some of the production costs of presenting their work.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
1. Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email
2. Photo of playwright
3. Synopsis of theatrical work
4. Complete script of theatrical work
5. Estimated running time of work
6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available
7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Sunday, October 20, 2019.

Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: www.duafnyc.com

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.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

HERE WE GO Festival

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HERE WE GO is a site-specific live-performance festival in NYC, and we are seeking submissions for our Winter 2019 Festival!

HERE WE GO is a bi-annual site-specific performance festival. The festival’s goal is to present authentic, multidisciplinary and original content, as well as build a networking platform for emerging artists. Each iteration is built around a specific location. Creative teams will be encouraged to stage the pieces in a manner that interacts with the environment in an innovative way. We present work that incorporates multiple artistic disciplines which may include text, movement and music.

This Winter’s festival will be held during the first week of December in Brooklyn, New York. The festival will have two performances in one evening. Each performance will include all plays presented consecutively.

TO SUBMIT:
We are seeking plays and live performance pieces that are 8-20 minutes long.
Please include in your submission whether or not you have other artists (directors, actors etc.) already attached to the project.

FOR PLAYS: Please send the entire play in PDF form along with your resume to herewegosubmissions@gmail.com.

FOR OTHER LIVE PERFORMANCE PIECES: Please send us a video of a selection from the piece, or from a similar project that was created/facilitated by you, along with a description of the piece that you are submitting. If the piece includes text, you may send that as well. Submit these materials along with anything else that you think will help us to understand the piece you are creating, and your resume to herewegosubmissions@gmail.com.

Please note that we will not accept submissions that include copyrighted music or text that you do not own the rights to.

Please send your submission along with your resume by no later than September 9th, 2019 to: herewegosubmissions@gmail.com. (please send submissions only to this address).

QUESTIONS? - For more information about HERE WE GO and our history, visit https://www.herewegofestival.com/ or email us at herewegofestival@gmail.com
(please do not send submissions to this address).

Friday, August 9, 2019

Players Theatre - BOO short play festival

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Submit your short play or musical for one of our festivals

Submissions now open for: Boo! October 2019

DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 10-27, 2019
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012 – 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),
5 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY:
Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.
THEME:   “Boo!”
Scare us or force us to laugh till we die – horror plays and musicals including a great spoof
All plays submitted must be centered on and revolve around this theme.

** Note **
1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play – Host provides Theatre, technicians, marketing and box office
2) If selected, there is a $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required
Plays MUST be NO MORE 15 minutes in length and no more than 20 pages
Submissions open: June 18, 2019
Submissions close: August 22, 2019 at 11p
Play selection announced on; September 01, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

2020 OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome

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2020 OnStage! American Theater Festival in Rome, Italy Announces
Call for Submissions for Full Productions for its second edition

Submission deadline is September 1st, 2019

KIT Italia, The International Theatre and KIT - Kairos ItalyTheater have announced the second edition of OnStage!festival, the Festival of American Theater in Rome, Italy. The festival will run in November 2020, featuring a selection of the best American independent theateron stage in the Italian capital as well as in Milan and Naples. Submissions are now open for its main “Shows” category. The deadline is September 1st, 2019.

OnStage! follows in the successful footsteps of In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY, and mirrors it across the ocean.

OnStage! festival will host fully staged productions of American shows – in English with Italian supertitles – readings of plays by US-based playwrights in translation, and the OnStage! Playwriting Award.

The calendar will also include special events, panels, lectures and master classes to foster the festival’s overall mission of creating a cultural bridge and a meeting point between artists in the United States and Italy.

The festival's first edition in 2019 was a resounding audience and critical success, featuring five shows as well as multiple readings and special events, a partnership with New York's Cherry Lane Theater's Mentor Project, and was extensively highlighted in the Italian press. It ran for 1 week in January 2019, and is having a "reloaded" session in November in Rome, Milan and Naples. The OnStage! award-winning play was published and is currently touring Italy as a semi-staged production.

Submissions are now open for the “Shows” category. This is the main festival category, which will showcase fully staged productions that have been previously mounted in the United States for at least one professional production, but never in Italy. Full productions of any and all theatrical genres may apply – including new plays, musicals, adaptations, revivals, devised and experimental work.

Participants will be self-producing. There are no submission fees and no participation fees.

The submission deadline for this category is September 1st, 2019.

Submissions for both categories are open to all artists who live and work in the United States, and whose work is primarily in English.


For more information visit: www.onstagefestival.it 
or email info@onstagefestival.it

To submit your show visit: http://onstagefestival.it/2018/02/11/call-for-submission/

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Centaur Theatre Wildside Festival (Montreal Canada)

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Welcome to Centaur’s WILDSIDE submission process! We are looking for the most exciting and audacious artists to come and play with us in Montreal for the hottest two weeks in Winter (January 7-20, 2020). Every theatrical form is welcome. Multidisciplinary works and shows with more than one theatrical form are encouraged.

Due to the repertory schedule of the Festival, shows must not exceed 60 minutes running time. Nightly setup time prior to performance must not exceed 30 minutes. Takedown time post performance must not exceed 15 minutes. Artists accepted to the Festival must be available for the entire two weeks duration.

To submit a project:

Download and fill out the form. Send it by email, alongside the supporting documents to wildside@centaurtheatre.com

Supporting documents:
– Tech Rider with a complete list of technical needs
– A letter of support from an artist not involved with the production
– Any archival visuals that are available such as photos or video
– Any press that is available

We offer:
– $1000 fee
– 75% of the box office
– 5 performances in our 241 seat theatre
– reasonable technical support including 1 house technician
– promotion on our website and through our WILDSIDE Brochure

The deadline for submissions will be September 15, 2019.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Create Fest! Festival seeks productions

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Creative Narratives Theatre Company is seeking short play submissions for our festival CREATE FEST! Festival will take place in January with a tech the weekend before. THIS FESTIVAL IS SELF PRODUCED. Creative Narratives will not provide a director or cast, merely a means to showcase your work.

Plays must be a minimum of 10 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes.  3-4 characters max. Must incorporate theme of NEW BEGINNINGS/CREATION.

Creative Narratives encourages plays of all subject matter but does not recommend anything too technically challenging.

Please email all submissions BY AUGUST 14th AT MIDNIGHT to creativenarrativestheater@gmail.com.

Please include in the subject: CREATE FEST PLAY SUBMISSION.

NOTE: There will be a non-refundable $30 participation fee for the chosen scripts. This is merely to make sure that the festival (and future festivals) are able to ensure our participating artists have the best experience possible. This is one the cheapest participation fees you’ll come by in NYC! 

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rabbit Punch Festival seeking short productions

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Rabbit Punch is a festival of short theatre pieces presented by Poison Apple Initiative at Franky Bradley's in Philadelphia November 14th/15th at 8pm.

We're looking for dark/ funny/ scary/ sad/ infuriated/ playful/ weird/ tricky work. Imagine a dance party in a warehouse where everyone is dancing when the floor collapses. Think about WIle E. Coyote (audience) and how he's running along chasing the RoadRunner (play) and then the Roadrunner takes a sharp turn and Wile E. doesn't notice he's run off the cliff until he looks down. That's the kinda stuff we want.

*Submissions close August 1st at 11.59pm. All applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 15th, and accepted applicants will be sent a contract and detailed tech specs of the space.

*Pieces should be between 10-20 minutes in length with minimal set requirements.

*While not all artists involved in the project must be Philadelphia-based, there should be at least one team member who is. For instance: NYC playwrights with ties to a director or actors in Philly are encouraged to apply.

*Queer, trans, and PoC artists are specifically encouraged to apply.

*A mandatory tech rehearsal will be held November 13th between 3pm and 7pm. Each project will be given between 30 and 45 minutes of tech time depending on need.

*Selected pieces will be presented on both evenings of the festival.

*Participating artists are responsible for all aspects of production including casting, procurement of set pieces/ costumes/ props, and set-up/ tear-down of the piece during production. The festival provides access to a fixed light set-up, sound system, tech director/ board operator, and stage manager.

*Projects with 1-2 artists will be given $100, and projects with 3+ artists will be given $200. Production stipends will be sent via Venmo/ PayPal on November 1st to help defray the cost of production. There is no additional stipend available for travel from NYC.

Submission form can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/rabbitpunchfest
On FaceBook: fb.me/poisonappleinitiative

Please feel free to contact poisonappleinitiative@gmail.com with questions.
We look forward to reading your work.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

The New York New Works Theatre Festival

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The New York New Works Theatre Festival has aggregated  leaders in the television and theatre communities who donate their time to review the leading writers of tomorrow.  Our main objective is to have a fabulous time celebrating the arts.

Performing in the heart of Times Square's celebrated theatre district (2017 took place at the Duke Theatre / 2018 staged on 42nd Street's Theatre Row), NYNW has made a point of selecting  pieces that are considered of the upper echelon of talent that the industry has to offer; participants range from those still in school, to television celebrities, to Broadway stars, to Broadway revivals.  All styles are represented i.e. plays, musicals, and comedies.  Several of our applicants have even adapted screenplays for the stage.

Performance lengths are to be between 10 and 26 minutes as the feedback has been that investors can tell within moments if it is a piece of work that they wish to participate in and appreciate being able to see several investment worthy performances in one evening.  Many past performances are full length in nature however, were abbreviated for this showcase; many are one acts.

Our success page speaks for itself and represents the relationships that have developed.

 We do not make promises, however, several shows have seen success.  Please identify in your application interesting, "story worthy" notes that make your submission special.

Once your application has been submitted please remember to email your script / cover letter / photos to nynwtheatrefestival@gmail.com .

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Festival Performances September 4 - September 22, 2018

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

OBJECT MOVEMENT PUPPETRY RESIDENCY & FESTIVAL

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OBJECT MOVEMENT is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. Object Movement supports the development new work and advances existing works-in-progress that address eternal human questions and the urgent challenges of our society today through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of 15-20 minute performances. Participants meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer peer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings are on Tuesday evenings from September 2019 to March 2019, culminating in a spring festival of performances.

Object Movement is curated by Maiko Kikuchi, Rowan Magee, and Justin Perkins.

Important Dates

Applications due: Sunday, July 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM

Applicants notified: Friday, August 9, 2019

First Residency meeting: September 10, 2019

First work-in-progress showing (closed): Tuesday, November 26

Second work-in-progress showing (invited audience): Tuesday, January 28

Object Movement Festival tech and performances: March 23 to April 5 (performances Fri/Sat/Sun at 7:30)

Final residency meeting: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Workshop meetings will take place weekly at 6:30-9:00 PM on Tuesdays at The Center at West Park on the Upper West Side. Participants will be expected to commit to the weekly schedule with a minimal number of absences. All residency meeting dates: September 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; November 5, 12, 19, and 26; December 3, 10, and 17; January 7, 14, 21, and 28; February 4, 11, 18, and 25; March 3, 10, and 17; April 7.

Festival performances will be in the Center’s Balcony Theater on March 27-29 and April 3-5, 2020. Each participant will have three total performances on one of the two weekends. Each artist will have up 20 minutes to show either a completed short work or a selection of a full-length piece.

Participants will receive up to 40 hours of free rehearsal space at the Center during the residency. Free rehearsal hours may be used in the Chapel between 10am and 6pm, Monday-Saturday and must be reserved in advance.

Artist Stipend

All participants will receive a stipend of $250 at the residency to offset materials costs and other expenses.

Festival Info

The Object Movement 2020 Festival will take place over two weekends, with Program A running Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 and Program B running Friday, April 3 through Sunday, April 5. Participants will be scheduled in Program A or B by January 2020 based on performer availability. Each piece in the festival will get one full day in the theater for tech and dress rehearsal.

The Center will provide front of house and technical staff for the festival, including a box office manager, house manager, technical director, and production stage manager. Equipment including a lighting rep plot and PA sound system will also be provided. All tickets will be $20 and sold through the Center’s website.

Print and digital marketing materials, including posters and Facebook pages, will be created by the Center. The Center will host a promo photo shoot in advance of the festival, and provide a photographer for production stills.

Application Information

Artists of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be for a specific project, either a new piece or an existing work in progress to be developed further. Please upload a one-page text description and one-page image/illustration of the project you would like to develop and perform during the residency and festival.

Your text description should include:

a summary of the story you are telling or experience you hope to share

the style of puppetry or object theater used in the project

the social and/or aesthetic questions you hope to explore with the project

why puppetry or object theater is essential to addressing these questions and serving the intention of the project

the length of the completed piece as you envision it

when, where, and how much of the material you have already created and shared

Please upload a document with one-page resumes or narrative biographies for up to three lead artists participating in the project. PDF preferred.

Please upload a document with work samples for up to three lead artist participating in this project. Work samples can be links to video, audio, or image galleries; a series of still images; and/or text. Please keep script samples to no more than 10 pages. PDF preferred.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the application process, the residency, or the festival.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

The Fresh Fruit Festival 10-Minute Play Contest

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Open to New York City residents. At our main venue: The Wild Project on Monday July 15. **Please submit in first Email:

  • A 1-paragraph description/synopsis of play, including listing of props you will be bringing in. (No Set Pieces other than what we provide)
  • Number in Cast (must be more than 1)
  • Estimated run-time (must be 10-minutes or less)
  • Performance history if any
  • 7 will be selected on the basis of representing LGBT life; priority is given to new or unperformed work.

All 7 selected will each receive a $25 travel stipend.

Winners will be selected by a) Audience Vote, and b) judges vote.

The 2 winners will each receive a $100 author’s award.

All submissions are entered into the Festival’s official activities for annual award consideration, and eligible for our discounts at all major rehearsal studios.

There will be common set pieces available (various stock tables and chairs, some cubes, etc.) There is a very complete rep lighting plot available (we program and run for you). Sound available if run by YOUR stage manager; Please keep sound cues FEW and SIMPLE. You will have a 15-minute “tech” to set cues (and run if time permits!) during: 2:30 – 5 pm on Monday July 15th.  Performance begins at 6 pm. Audience admission $12 cash at the box office. Box Office will also honor all Festival passes and Multi-Ticket season passes.

SEND ENTRIES TO: WORDS@AllOutArts.Net

Include your full contact information: Name, Address, Phone, Email.   Please spread the word to other authors; we reserve the right to cancel the event if fewer than 5 entries.

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