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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Third Annual Rogue Theater Festival accepting new works

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

Now accepting new works for the third annual and virtual Rogue Theater Festival! Rogue is looking for new works by emerging writers and artists. We encourage anyone who feels they have something to say to submit their piece to the festival. Rogue believes in equal opportunity for all.

Basic Festival Details:

- Participants may choose to participate in Scenario A (in person filming in NYC) or Scenario B (remote filming anywhere in the U.S.)

- Performances: July 21st-25th (each show will have 1 performance that streams via showtix4u)

- In person Filming Dates: To be assigned days between May 1 and June 10, 2021 (each Scenario A show will have 1 scheduled time slot for tech rehearsal and filming)

- Location for in person filming: The Players Theatre (115 Macdougal St.)

- Playwrights and Producers are fully responsible for putting up their production (e.g. Director, stage manager, rehearsal space, transportation fees, salaries, marketing, costumes, casting etc.).

- There is a one time, nonrefundable, participation fee. You do NOT need to pay to submit your play, only if you plan to participate in the festival.


Scenario A:

Details:

Participants will film their piece at The Players Theatre in New York City with Rogue Festival staff. They will be assigned a date and time where they will come in for a tech rehearsal and to film their piece that will later be streamed as part of the festival.

Participants will have lighting and sound design done and ready for them on their filming date along with a professional Stage Manager to run all design cues.

Participants will have access to certain set pieces and props at the theater.

Filming will be done from one angle (participants choice) and will be filmed straight through from beginning to end.

Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

Participants will receive:

- Theater space at The Players Theater for one tech rehearsal/filming time

- Professional Designer to design Lighting and Sound

- Professional Stage Manager to run Lighting and Sound Cues

- Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

- Use of predetermined set pieces and props in the theater

- ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue

- 25% of box office sales for your individual show



Scenario B:

Details:

Participants will film their piece remotely and send to Rogue Festival their finished product.

Participants may film their piece on zoom, in their home, on location, in a theater they have access to, or any other way they can SAFELY imagine as long as the quality of the video is acceptable.

Rogue will create a ‘final package’ including an introduction for the festival, the filmed piece, and any bonus features you would like featured at the end.

Participants will receive:

- Press opportunities for your show and the festival as a whole

- ‘Final Package’ video of your show presented by Rogue

- 25% of box office sales for your individual show

Entrance requirements:

- 10 minutes to 1 hour long with no intermission (if your piece is longer we WILL consider it for Scenario B)

- It may be a play, musical, improv, stand up comedy, clowning, one person, burlesque, poetry, monologues, song cycle, or dance. If you have something else we’d be thrilled to hear from you too!

- It must be an original work, but having been performed before is totally fine!

Ticket Requirements:

- (10- 30 mins) - Tickets are $10 each.

- (30- 60 mins) - Tickets are $13 each.

- You keep 25% of all box office sales from your individual show


HOW TO SUBMIT!

Please submit your piece (pdf attachment please) to roguetheaterfestival@gmail.com care of Allison. The deadline for all submissions is Thursday, April 1st. We will be reviewing all submissions and contacting selected participants by or before Monday, April 12th. If selected, there will be a one-time participation fee. Scenario A participants ($120) and Scenario B participants ($60). These are non-refundable. Please visit our website www.roguetheaterfestival.com for more information and to get to know us better. Get ready to make a wave with Rogue in 2021!

P.S. Interested in our BRAND NEW Playwright in Residence Program!?

When submitting your piece for Rogue Theater Festival please mention if you would also like to be considered for the Playwright in Residence Program for this season. If so, please also attach a resume for our consideration.

Rogue Theater Festival will be offering three residency opportunities for the 2021 season. Residencies will include:

No participation fee for Rogue Theater Festival, 2021

Four comp tickets for Rogue Theater Festival, 2021

Zoom writing workshop with LA based professional screen and stage writer

Zoom writing workshop with NYC based professional screen and stage writer

Best wishes,
ROGUE THEATER FESTIVAL


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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2021 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

We post your YouTube link of the performance to the free festival site for voting by viewers. One submission per playwright. No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. 
There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! Deadline: April 15. 2021. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NEW YORK CITY* Playwrights

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS, an “OUTwrite” Series, a part of the 2020-2021 Fresh Fruit Festival. Application deadline is Monday, March 8, 2021. 3 to 4 plays will be selected for presentation in Spring 2021. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions. Jump-To-Submission-Form

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive a $100 stipend toward their expenses.

*New York City regional artists who have temporarily relocated due to the Coronavirus epidemic, or for workshops, jobs, etc., please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs & the New York City Council.

WE WILL PROVIDE:
  • Stipends, adjusted accordingly if you also incur Union performing-artist expense.
  • Limited Virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.
  • Dramaturgical advice upon request for specific problems.
  • Technical Advice and Training on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consultations based on your early virtual rehearsals. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for attendees.
  • A full-color program, both printed and in a free PDF-file format, made available online.
  • Area-wide advertising, with an option for National advertising upon request.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:
  1. A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” reading of NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life
  2. A Director AND a Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical awareness needed in the Virtual format).
  3. All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and graphic arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBTQ world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We advise diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and cultures.

Please submit a recent draft of the work in progress with a synopsis & full cast breakdown; a basic bio; and if you like, a description of your goals and concerns with this current work.

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Nextfest 2021

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Deadline: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

The Nextfest Arts Company invites interested emerging artists to submit for Nextfest 2021. Nextfest is a multi-disciplinary emerging arts festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada running June 3- 13, 2021.

Below are the submission forms for Theatre script and projects at Nextfest 2021.

Please read the following before submitting your project or script.

The Nextfest Arts Company defines emerging artists as:
  • any artist within the first ten years of their career
  • an artist who is NOT represented by any organization or union (ACTRA, EQUITY, IATSE, PGC, DGC, ADC, etc.)
  • an artist who is NOT represented by an agent or agency
If accepted as part of the festival, projects and scripts will be presented at one of the following three levels:
  • Reading – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwrights, actors reading scripts for an audience, talkback after a performance
  • Progress Showing – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced with limited tech for the audience reading and talkback after the performance.
  • Full Production – dramaturgy and mentorship offered to playwright/production, play produced will full tech and multiple performances

PITCH A PROJECT

General Theatre Project Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

This submission form is to be used for projects which would be considered for the main stages but do not use traditional theatre scripts – ie: Sketch Groups, Improv Groups, Cabarets, Comedy, Performance Art, Poetry, etc.

To submit a script please fill out this form: Theatre Mainstage – Pitch A Project Submission Form

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…
Any documents related to your project
CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
A short bio of the lead project artist
SUBMIT A SCRIPT

Theatre Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.

Fill out this submission form and submit a script to be considered for a staged reading, progress showing a presentation, or full production.

To submit a MainStage Project please fill out the following form: Theatre Mainstage – Submit a Script Submission Form.

Please provide any other related written documents in WORD DOCUMENT or PDF
FORMAT ONLY to ELLEN CHORLEY, Festival Director ellen@nextfest.ca with the subject line NEXTFEST 2021 PROJECT SUBMISSION.

This may include…
Any documents related to your project
CVs of yourself and any other artist involved
A short bio of the lead project artist

Questions, concerns, queries about submitting? Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it? Submitting a script and need some guidance? Hit me up and we’ll chat! Contact Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca

Thursday, December 31, 2020

SOUND BITES 7.0 - 2021

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Deadline: January 12, 2021

SOUND BITES is an Annual 10-Minute Musical Festival, which showcases ten 10-minute musicals, all in one evening. Any 10-minute piece that can be performed, has a beginning, middle, and end story arch, and includes music qualifies! Now in its seventh year, SOUND BITES offers an opportunity for talented musical theatre writers, composers, and lyricists to present their work in front of audiences and industry professionals. We at Theatre Now strive to provide an experience that fosters community, service, growth, innovation, and diversity among the writing teams and musical selections. Through an open submission process, Theatre Now selects the finalists for presentation in New York City each spring. It has become an annual event and continues not only to grow larger each year but past selections have gone on to be part of New York Musical Festival Next Link Project, City Theatre’s Short Play Festival in Miami, FL, and The Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival.

Due to COVID-19 SOUND BITES 7.0 that was originally scheduled for April 22, 2020 was cancelled and rescheduled for May 3, 2021. Eight of the 10-minute musicals were chosen for the April performance and will appear in the rescheduled May date. We will add an additional 2 musicals for a total of 10. Therefore we are only accepting two musicals from this submission.

When's the deadline to submit and is there a fee to submit?

Deadline is on January 12th, 2021, and there are no fees to submit!

Who chooses the musicals?

A group of diverse industry 12 professional adjudicators that includes producers, literary managers, directors, professional performers, and writers from previous SOUND BITES guided by our Theatre Now staff members. We guide the committee to consider artistic quality, uniqueness and diversity of the pieces so the evening represents a wide range of styles and types of musicals. BIPOC writers, LGBTQ+ writers, and writers with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

When & where is SOUND BITES?

Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 7pm at Merkin Hall At Kaufman Music Center in New York City.

What's the time commitment?

From the First meeting on January 24th through the last meeting on May 9th.

Click here for more info.

Do I need to live in the NYC area to participate?

No, however if chosen, as writer, you would need someone to represent you and attend all required meetings if you do not live in the area.

How much does it cost?

As Theatre Now is an artist service organization, and as the Producer of SOUND BITES, we cover the majority of your expenses and costs. We're the only short musical theatre festival that offer artists honorariums and rehearsal reimbursements for each piece. That said, there are some out-of-pocket costs depending on your show's requirements (cast & creative team size, number of rehearsals, size of rehearsal space, etc.) and personal choice. Most of these costs relate to specific set-dressing, props and costumes for your show and additional personnel such as musicians.

Submissions require a letter of recommendation. What should that include?

Your letter should be written by a theatre professional who can talk about the piece itself or you as a theatre artist.

Ready to submit your show?

Submissions are now open for SOUND BITES 7.0. We are looking for two more teams to join the other eight teams already chosen.

Have more questions? Please email us at soundbites@tnny.org

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Short Play & Musical Festival - SEX! 2021


Deadline: December 19, 2020 11:59pm


DATES & LOCATIONS:
February 12-28, 2021


PENDING PANDEMIC and COVID RESTRICTIONS: Ideally, we will be able to run the festival as planned with a live audience present in the theatre. Audience members will likely be required to wear masks and your cast members are also welcome to perform with masks if that makes them more comfortable. However, at a bare minimum,we will live-stream the festival from the theatre to a paying audience watching at home. Therefore your cast must be comfortable performing your play in person at the theatre in NYC.

Please keep social distancing measures in mind when writing your play. If at all possible, focus on the sexual tension rather than physical touch (unless your cast members are from the same "bubble" and are fully comfortable with physical touch). It is also recommended that you keep the number of characters in your play limited to keep cast sizes as small as possible which will aid in performances and maintaining social distancing measures. As always, this festival focuses on the playwrights and their stories - very simple sets, props, and overall productions are recommended.

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

3 weeks, 3 performances weekly (Friday through Sunday),

4 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: “SEX!”

A little bit naughty and slightly steamy but very sexy. No one under 18 will be admitted to the performance so .....



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 and box office

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

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

Submissions open: November 23, 2020

Submissions close: December 18, 2020 at 11:59pm

Play selection announced soon thereafter by mid-January 2021.



For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival

Saturday, December 12, 2020

IRONDALE ON WOMEN FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: December 21, 2020

During the month of March, when women are celebrated and honored all around the world, Irondale hosts the On Women Festival, giving female-identifying artists the platform to celebrate their own experiences. Created in 2018, each iteration of this festival has been different and unique, just like the creators and the shows that are part of it.

For next year’s festival, we have the challenge of re-imagining how to offer good theatrical experiences to our audiences, that are relevant to today’s world, and that are safe for everyone involved. And we must do things differently as well, to make sure we’re uplifting and empowering the voices of marginalized artists.

The 2021 edition will be a hybrid format, with in-person performances, live and pre-recorded videos, and Irondale will work closely with a diverse group of artists to help curate the festival and moderate the Artists Exchangepanel discussions.

WHAT WILL THE FESTIVAL LOOK LIKE?

MAINSTAGE: two different theatrical productions that will be selected with the assistance of a diverse group of curators. The plays will be performed and recorded at The Space at Irondale (with the possibility of a limited live audience for the recordings) and streamed online at specific dates and times, followed by virtual talkbacks with the creative team of each production. Selected Shows will be compensated with a $1,000 fee. (Accessibility: Closed captions)

NEW MEDIA STORYTELLING: this category is open for video submissions of short pieces (between 10-25 minutes) that present elements of theatrical storytelling. All videos will live on an online platform and the audience will vote on their favorites. This category will not be curated but we will offer four money prizes (1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Popular Vote, and Curator’s Pick). We want to make sure we’re giving an alternative for people who don’t feel safe leaving their homes, or artists who are developing work using new media, or even artists who are in different places in the world.

ART BUFFET: live online performances that are flexible in style and genre such as, but not limited to, improv, music, performance, scripted monologue. All content must be original (or an original adaptation), and artists may choose to perform solo or with one other person. These performances will be curated and we’ll select up to 10 pieces.

ARTISTS EXCHANGE: lead and moderated by our Guest Curators, each one of the three conversations will have a theme or topic for discussion, and guest panelists. Audience members will be invited to participate by asking questions or sharing opinions.

We are looking for female-identifying artists that show great passion for their work, and that are able to coherently justify why their work is so important now. Irondale makes no distinction based on ethnicity or cultural background.

Do you want to be part of the festival? Read the Submissions Package and submit your work!

If you have any questions, please contact onwomen@irondale.org.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Samuel French 46th Annual Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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Deadline: December 15, 2020 11:59 PM

While the COVID-19 pandemic still poses questions for our ability to physically host the festival in 2021, this past year has proven that, no matter what, we are committed to short plays. When the top 30 plays/musicals are chosen for the 2021 festival, we will let the 30 playwrights know if the festival will be virtual or physical before they commit to proceeding further in the competition.

Short plays and musicals can be no longer than 15 pages and have a max run time of 15 minutes (ideal run times are between 8-13 minutes). If submitting a musical the page limit should reflect the libretto.

Writers may submit only 1 play, including plays they have co-authored. Producers (writer’s groups, theatre companies, universities, etc.) may submit up to 15 plays accredited to their organization, but can only submit one play by an individual playwright.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only, via Submittable.

TO SUBMIT:

  • Your OOB Submission must be submitted by the Author[s] of the Play unless you are submitting as the representative of an Organization. 
  • The author is responsible for securing a producing company (or self-producing) their work in the event that the work is selected as a Festival participant. The Producer will present the Play and generally act as producer, and perform its other obligations under this application, all without the knowledge, consent or approval of any third party and without infringing the rights or damaging any third party. The responsibilities of the Producer include, but are not limited to: the casting (note; our 2021 festival will be a non-equity festival); the appointment of the director, designers and technical personnel; rehearsals; transportation; costumes, hand properties and special effects; and all fees and expenses attendant thereto.
  • The author is also required to select a Production Liaison, who is authorized to speak and act for the Producer in all matters concerning the Festival. 
  • Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only, via Submittable. Each submission should be uploaded as a single PDF document. Documents must be labeled as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name.pdf. 
  • All portions of the application must be complete.
  • Concord Theatricals will notify applicants of their admission into the OOB Festival by mid-May 2021.
Each nomination must submit a separate application form. Conglomerate entries on one application are not acceptable.

Plays must be written in English (non-English words or phrases within the context of the play are allowed).

Plays must be typed, and in no less that 10-point type, in conjunction with formatting listed in the Submission Formatting Guidelines. Note that cover pages or additional cast size pages are not required and will not be counted against the 15 page limit.

Playwrights previously published by any Concord Theatricals company, including Concord Theatricals, Samuel French, Inc., Tams-Witmark, Rodgers & Hammerstein, or The Musical Company, are not eligible for submission into the Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. This includes winners of previous Samuel French Festivals.

If a play was submitted to the Festival in a previous year but was not chosen for production, it may be resubmitted for the 2021 Festival.

Poetry and short story readings will not be accepted.

Concord Theatricals in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2021 OOB Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final. Concord Theatricals reserves the right to remove any selected play from participation if the play, its producers, and/or its authors are not in compliance with the Application and/or the Competition Guidelines, and/or if the additional documents are not timely signed and returned. Production of selected plays shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Producer, and no royalties or other payments are or will be owed by Concord Theatricals.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) 19th annual season seeks submissions

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Deadline: November 9, 2020

DUAF will accept 16 theatrical works (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 categories of Best Play, Best Short and Audience. There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $500 monetary stipend as well as other supportive services to assist in developing the play for the stage.

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 Monday, November 9, 2020. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

THE VOICES OF TRUTH THEATRE FESTIVAL

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Deadline: November 15, 2020
Tampa Florida

The fee is waived for members of the Dramatists Guild if they provide a copy of their membership card.


The Powerstories Theatre of Tampa philosophy is that every person, organization, corporation, and community has a Powerstory to discover and share with others. The discovery and the telling of these stories create new success, invests our lives with more meaning, and connect us more vitally with others.

In this time in our country’s history, we feel compelled to bring about this festival to increase courage and confidence, deepen appreciation for diversity, and strengthen the bonds between people.

The Voices of Truth Theatre Festival will be produced by Powerstories in collaboration with Outcast Theatre Collective March 10 to 28, 2021. This will be a combination of in-house theatre and digital productions all live-streamed to empower, encourage, and enable diverse voices the opportunity to inspire audiences worldwide through the gift of sharing a true story. For three weeks, we will be showcasing real-life, humorous, heartbreaking, eye-opening, conversation-starting plays, and stories.

FOR ARTISTS : A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS BY NOVEMBER 15, 2020

Powerstories Theatre is seeking submissions for the Inaugural Voices of Truth Theatre Festival scheduled for March 10 – 28, 2021. Each artist will be responsible for casting, directing, and mounting the show. All productions ideally will be presented at Powerstories Theatre with an audience and live-streamed. But due to Covid-19, artists will be asked on their application to choose one of the following methods to produce their work:
  • In Theatre Performance – With a socially distanced audience
  • In Theatre Performance – Without an audience
  • Using a digital platform provided by Powerstories
Submissions are due by November 15, 2020. 

Registration is $20.00 per submission. The fee is waived for members of the Dramatists Guild if they provide a copy of their membership card.

 Plays will be time stamped. Artists will get their choice of dates depending on when submissions are received. First entry gets first choice of dates, etc.. All plays and proposals will be reviewed by an artistic committee, and selections will be announced by December 1, 2020. Submissions will be reviewed in consideration of the following criteria:
The submission is congruent with the mission of the Powerstories and the Voices of Truth Theatre Festival.
The submission supports diversity and inclusion aligned with the festival mission.
The overall quality and development of the submission.

For theatre productions, Powerstories Theatre will provide our stage for final performances, rehearsal time, technical assistance, marketing, box office assistance, high-quality live-streaming, and a copy of the live stream video.

Each production will receive one or two nights or afternoons to present. Examples of submissions include the following:

Your own True Story Play or Play based on True Events – Either a full production with a minimal set or a staged reading. Six characters maximum on stage if selecting to use the theatre. No limit on the number of characters if producing digitally. The ideal length is 45 to 90 minutes to allow for one full evening or matinee. Other lengths will be considered. All authors must be willing to have plays live-streamed. 
 
A published True Story Play or Play based on True Events that you chose to direct – Either a full production with a minimal set or a staged reading. Six characters maximum on stage if selecting to use the theatre. No limit on the number of characters if producing digitally. The ideal length is 45 to 90 minutes to allow for one full evening or matinee. Other lengths will be considered. Directors must have the rights to produce and live-stream.

A detailed concept proposal for an event of true story monologues or another idea that will fit with the Festival’s theme. Six characters maximum on stage if selecting to use the theatre. No limit on the number of characters if producing digitally. The ideal length is 45 to 90 minutes to allow for one full evening or matinee. Other lengths will be considered. All authors must be willing to have works live-streamed.

The theatre is a black box theatre with a 26 x 13 acting stage. We will provide artists with stage lighting, sound, projection options, and a list of stock set pieces that are available in our theatre. If you are bringing set pieces and props, they must fit in a small van for ease of moving in and out of the theatre. If selected, artists will receive more detailed technical information.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Festival de la BĂȘte Noire Call For Projects

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Deadline: October 31, 2020

SUBMISSION FORM

We are so excited about what YOU can bring to our unique horror theatre festival. The Festival will run exclusively online from Feb 15th to March 15th 2021 for a limited edition experience. We are offering you an online platform through which to share your weird, creepy, freaky, spooky, and macabre horror performance work.

Please read the information and guidelines before applying. There is no fee to apply.

ONLINE EXPECTATIONS:

1) All projects accepted to the festival will be pre-recorded performances, with NO post production edits. This is to ensure a most genuine and organic theatre experience albeit online. We are not a movie festival, we are a theatre festival. Keep this in mind when submitting your ideas as you will have to record and submit a finalized copy for viewing to the festival.

2) Projects /performances must remain as close to an organic theatre piece as possible: Whatever environment you choose to perform your project in EX: your living room, rented space, outside, a car etc...is to be interpreted as your stage. Remember if you can perform it on a traditional stage then, it can be done in your chosen environment (with a little creative thinking).

3) When describing your project in the form below please be as descriptive and concise as possible. Please include your idea for the type of “stage” or “stages” you will be performing in to give us a greater understanding of what to expect. You can submit more than one project.

4) During the festival all projects will be stored in our google drive and audiences will buy access to the links via our website. Most activities will come with a ticket purchase, but some other events will be free for all (Panels, workshops, live streams). There will be No live streams of the submitted projects on standard social media platforms( fb/youtube or Instagram) However, to ensure a more interactive relationship between the audience and artist we will have an opportunity to present live streams through “About the Creator” series. Which will be featured on standardized social media platforms.

SUGGESTIONS OF PROJECTS TYPES:

- Radio Plays - Audio Dramas - Living Room Theatre
- Dance - Puppets - Magic
- Spoken word - Interactive games - Murder mysteries
- Panels/Workshops


REQUIREMENTS:

- All projects must be pre-recorded
- Projects /performances must remain as close to an organic theatre piece as possible: Whatever environment you choose is your stage and if it can be done on stage, it can be done in your environment.
- Artists can apply individually or in groups with performance projects.
- We strongly encourage submissions from underrepresented voices, including BIPOC and queer artists, and artists of varying abilities.
- No post production/Digital Manipulation
- 45 minutes or less
- Ticket profits split 85/15 in favour of the artist
- Tech, rehearsal spaces and other needs are your responsibility, although we can guide you in the right direction if you feel stuck.
- Flexibility, on yours and our part. We live in strange times and things can and may change.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: October 31st
Calls by November: 7th


Email us at betenoire.festival@gmail.com if you have questions.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Winters Theatre Company 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: November 6, 2020, 5:00pm PST

ONLINE FORM

APPLICATION FORM FOR PLAYWRIGHTS/DIRECTORS

You must complete one application for every 10-minute play you submit.

Limit of 3 play submissions per playwright (one form per play).

While we would like nothing more than to host this festival in front of a live audience, we realize that this will be unlikely given the current pandemic. As a result, we are planning to continue the second annual Winters Theatre Company (WTC) 10-minute play festival in an online podcast format (audio only), which will be made available in 2 acts of 4 plays each, similar in format to the live performances last year. For many of us, this is a new approach to directing, acting, and managing a theatrical performance. Be sure to review the new set of rules and requirements to ensure that this new format will work for you. General information about the festival format is listed on page 4.

10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL RULES AND REQUIREMENTS

1. Any play submission must come directly from the original playwright/author of the play. Both scripts that have been produced previously, or not produced before, are eligible for submission.

2. Any author who does not intend to direct the play must have someone identified as the director for the 10-minute play festival.

3. The director will be responsible for coordinating their own rehearsal schedules and format, auditions, and casting. WTC will not be coordinating any live auditions; however WTC will be willing to assist in putting out a call for auditions if the director is interested in this.

4. Every play must be fully performed (including all additional audio sources such as music and other sound effects) in 10-minutes or less.

5. The recorded performances will be audio only. This will be a factor in the play selection decisions, and directors will need to consider this as they are casting and rehearsing each play.

6. The director is responsible for securing all additional sounds effects required for the recording of their play.

7. WTC will not provide technical assistance or software for virtual rehearsal space. This must be coordinated by the director of the play.

8. WTC will manage the recordings, editing and publishing of the final work.

9. You must be 18 years of age or older to submit an application for the 10-minute play festival.

10. All roles and members of the cast in the 10-minute play selections must be 18 years of age or older and we encourage play submissions to have 3 or fewer roles given the audio format.

11. There is a limit of 3 play submissions per author for the 10-minute play festival.

12. You must complete the application form on page 3 to the email addresses below.

Please submit a PDF of the full script, with this completed application form, to:

amkormos@gmail.com and jimhewlett@yahoo.com

The application and script must be received on or before 11/6/2020 at 5:00pm PST.


Saturday, September 12, 2020

EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices A Global Zoom Festival

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Deadline: September 20, 2020, 11:59 PM Pacific Time

Call for Submissions for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices A Global Zoom Festival

Same Boat Theater Collective is soliciting short plays and theatrical pieces for EarthQuake: Moving the Earth with Our Voices, a global Zoom festival of performances to further the cause of environmental justice. 

We are looking for theater pieces that raise the awareness of how specific environmental issues affect the lives and communities of the underrepresented and underprivileged among us. The festival intends to produce work that gives an opportunity for a diversity of voices to be heard, with an emphasis on underrepresented and underprivileged artists. Same Boat will cast and direct the zoom performances.

Submission

10-20 minute scripts, monologues and other theatrical works (movement, puppetry, etc.) that can be performed live on Zoom and give thoughtful, engaging responses to one (or more) of the following questions1. What does being _____________ [an African American woman, e.g.] have to do with the environment?

Urban wilderness.” How has human activity specifically affected the environmentwhere you live?

Is misinformation a pandemic?

Guidelines for Submission:
  • Scripts and monologues must be fully production ready and possible to be performed on Zoom.
  • Pieces must be 10 – 20 minutes in length 
  • Maximum three performers per piece. 
  • While we are looking for work that can be performed live, we will consider presenting video pieces in our livestream productions, such as movement and puppet pieces. For this category, please provide a fully produced video for us to consider.
  • The work must tell a story as opposed to solely creating an impression or mood. 
  • Only work that has not had a professional production will be considered. However, work that has had a reading or non-professional run will be considered.
  • If the work is a collaboration, please ensure the names of all participants appear on the manuscript.
  • At the front of the script, please include a cast breakdown with pertinent details about the characters.
  • Please fill out and submit the application form.

Performances:

There will be three Livestream Zoom performances, one each from: The San Francisco Bay Area, London, and New Delhi on Sunday, October 25, 2020. The festival will be aired at 5pm in each of the respective time zones. Each Livestream will consist of several plays running about 90 minuets. Each play will be performed once in one of the geographical areas of the company’s choice.
How to submit:
Please send submissions to SameBoatTheater@gmail.com by
11:59pm, Pacific Time, September 20, 2020.
Participant choices will be made on October 1, 2020.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Short Play & Musical Festival - BOO 2020

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Deadline: September 11, 2020 NYC



DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 15 through November 1, 2020

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: August 7, 2020
  • Submissions close: September 10, 2020 by 11:00pm
  • Play selection announced soon thereafter...

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival - This is a sample of what you would receive IF your play is accepted - please DO NOT sign & send this sample.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Breath Project 2020 Virtual Festival

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Deadline: August 31, 2020 5:00 PST


To select, curate and archive work from multidisciplinary theater artists of color who are responding to our current moment in history, and to build relationships between artists of color and producers of live theater in their city, state and/or region.

Phase 1 Call for entries to the Breath Project Archive, and a 2020 presentation of selected works in a virtual festival.

100% of any funds raised in connection with the 2020 virtual festival will be given directly to the curating and presenting artists.

Phase 2 Works produced for live audiences, in association with Partner Theaters across the country (as social safety guidelines allow)

Phase 3 The Breath Project is utilized as a tool for activism and education, as an ongoing and living archive of this time in history.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES​
Submissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work, and must be 8 minutes and 46 seconds in length;
  • Submissions will be accepted from artists of color who reside in the United States (work submitted by artists under the age of 18 will be considered in a youth category);
  • Submissions must include a link to your video submission, artist bio and photo.
  • Deadline for submissions for consideration for the 2020 Virtual Festival will be August 31, 2020, 5:00 PST.  At this time, there is no deadline for submissions to the archive.
  • We strongly recommend that you read the Frequently Asked Questions, and check the list of Partner Theaters to see which theaters are able to offer space and other resources. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Broadway Bound seeks scripts from Black playwrights

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Deadline: September 6, 2020
NYC

Recognizing that existing theatre is inherently exclusionary and holds detrimental biases, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is changing its mission statement and creating a plan of action that is explicitely anti-racist. As Andre Lorde has claimed: "it is not difference that immobilizes, but silence."

We would like to invite Black playwrights, theatre-makers, and composers to submit their new scripts to BBTF for a spot in our 2021 Winter Festival at Theatre Row in Manhattan. 

We’ve waived both our $25 Reader Fee for all submissions and the $1000 Acceptance Fee, if your play or musical is selected. 

Musicals: Max 120 minutes plus a 10 minute intermission. 

Straight plays: Max 90 minutes in length; min 60 minutes with no intermission. 

This is an opportunity EXCLUSIVE TO BLACK ARTISTS. Submissions close Sept. 6, 2020 at midnight EST. You will be notified within 2 weeks of that date and receive a short critique of your work. Submit your finished script and complete the application on broadwayboundfestival.com.

No justice, no peace. The theater community needs to dismantle its system. BBTF is officially committed to lifelong plans of action and advocacy for Black lives. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Virtual Play Festival seeks short plays & monologues

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Deadline: August 1, 2020
Submissions are still being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Virtual Play Festival, to take place in August 2020 in New York City, via video submissions. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements. One submission per playwright. 

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 

No submission fee. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! There will be voting for best play.

Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com.

www.equitylibrarytheater.info

Saturday, June 20, 2020

International Human Rights Art Festival Short Play Festival

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Deadline: July 1, 2020

New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and Wild Project Theater issue a call for proposals for a ten-minute play festival on Tuesday evening, December 8, 2020 as part of the fourth annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 7-13 at the Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd Street, East Village, NY.

We are looking for self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern. We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.

Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal, full tech support, PR and marketing as part of the festival and a prime spot in this year's event There is no fee to apply, and a production stipend of $50 per selected play will be paid.

Please send a description of the work, links, resume and any other information which might be of help in our decision to humanrightsartfestival@gmail.com. Deadline is July 1, 2020. Final decisions will be made by August 31, 2020.

The International Human Rights Art Festival has produced more than 80 events featuring more than 300 artists since its inception in March 2017, at Dixon Place (NY).  It has been covered in more than 30 media outlets (including the New York TimesNBCFox5AM-NYMetro-NYHuffington Post and many others); has worked with politicians and performers such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman John LewisKathleen TurnerBarbra Streisand and many more and WNYC is its media partner.  The Wild Project has been the starting point of plays that have gone on to Off-Broadway and Broadway productions; has had their productions reviewed numerous times in the New York Times and dozens of other outlets, and has offered a nurturing, beautiful theater which brings together local, downtown artists and national and international performers and events.  

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Queans Theatre is looking for artists to join REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser

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Deadline: July 1, 2020


The Queans Theatre is looking for artists to join REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser to help raise money for SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality).

Pieces can be a maximum length of 10 minutes and must be filmed and edited in preparation for the digital fundraiser festival. They are looking for work that challenges, educates or inspires.

All funds raised will be donated to SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality). They provide support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based.

REPRESENT: The Digital Performance Fundraiser (YouTube) will take place on the 1st August 2020 from 7:30-9:30pm.

You will also be invited to a post-show Q&A and Networking event via Zoom where you will get the chance to talk about your work and the audience will have the opportunity to ask you questions. This will take place on the 13th August 2020 from 7:30-9:30. (Attendance is optional).

To take part you must email thequeanstheatre15@gmail.com for an application form that you need to submit along with your digital project.

Deadline: Application submissions will close at midnight on the 1st July 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Village seeks 10-minute stories

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Deadline: June 23, 2020
VILLAGE in collaboration with PlayCraft Studios is calling out to creatives to share their personal stories.

This month's theme is “Fear of COVID. What if there is no vaccine?”, and we will be showcasing 5 original 10-min stories.

Go wild with your imagination! This is your chance to express yourself and fantasize about a world with no vaccine—how would it look like? Would we have a chance to survive, or would we all be doomed?

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
June 23, 2020

Selected stories will be showcased in front of a live online audience.

SELECTED STORIES' SHOWCASE
July 12, 6-8pm on Zoom

Register as an audience here.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

1) Your story must deal with the theme, "Fear of COVID. What if there is no vaccine?".
2) Your personal story or a short play must be written by you and should be under 10min.
3) Submit your story in Word document to info@krispproduction.com with the subject: “Village / Fear Of COVID”.
4) All pieces must include this phrase at some point, “What if there is no vaccine?”
5) You will hear from us if your story is selected. We will schedule a 30 min feedback session with our dramaturg.
6) We will help you to connect with actors if you need.

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