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Sunday, October 2, 2022

International Human Rights Art Festival Short Play Festival 2023

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Deadline: December 1, 2022

New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and The Tank Theater issue a call for proposals for a ten-minute play festival on Wednesday evening, January 11, 2023 as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival’s Winterfest, January 11-13 at the Tank, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC.

The Festival will take place in the 98-seat main stage.

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, engagement and celebrating diversity; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.

Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal during the day on January 11, 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 hello@ihraf.org. Deadline is December 1, 2022. Final decisions will be made by December 15, 2022.

The International Human Rights Art Festival has produced more than 100 events featuring more than 750 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 Times, NBC, Fox5, AM-NY, Metro-NY, Huffington Post and many others); has worked with politicians and performers such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman John Lewis (deceased), Kathleen Turner, Barbra Streisand and many more. Founded in 2003, The Tank champions emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression working across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

SOOP to Nuts Short Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: September 19, 2022
(space permitting)

November 4 - November 19

Welcome to the 3rd Annual SOOP to NUTS Short Play Festival original short-play competition at our 530 Studios in Pelham, NY (28 minutes from Grand Central Station!)

FESTIVAL DATES: November 4th – 19th, 2022 at The 530 Studios, 530 Fifth Ave, Pelham, NY.

PRIZES: 1st place: $500, 2nd place: $250, 3rd place $100.

NUMBER OF PLAYS: There will be 20 – 25 plays chosen as semi-finalists each receiving two performances (one evening / one matinee); 5 plays will be chosen for the final evening of competition.

LENGTH: one-act plays between ten and thirty minutes (no more or less!).

PARTICIPANTS: submissions may be made by any playwright, age 18 or older.

FEES: there is no fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee to participate.

FORMAT: plays should be submitted in English, in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted through our STN submission form at the bottom of this page.

SUBMISSION LIMITS: Playwrights may submit only ONE play (please send us your best work!)
Original works ONLY! Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes and props. No children’s/young adult plays. No musicals.

CASTING / REHEARSAL PROCESS: If chosen, you will be responsible for all staffing (casting, director, etc) and rehearsing of your piece. SOOP can recommend actors/directors, if need be, but we make no guarantees that we can staff your piece! You are responsible for all rehearsals – SOOP will provide each play selected one free rehearsal slot in our studio space (schedule TBD), in addition to the required tech in the final week.

SOOP can provide small set pieces (chairs, tables, small loveseat, etc) as well as some more detailed props. A list will be made available to all participants. That said, we do ask that you keep ALL these requirements to a MINIMUM. Lighting will be a simple wash (lights up-lights down), sound cues can be used if provided – once again, MINIMAL and SIMPLE!

REVIEW / JUDGING PROCESS:All plays will be reviewed by SOOP administrative staff and the 20 – 25 semi-finalists will be chosen. These will be chosen on a rolling admissions basis between July 15th and September 19th, with registration due once accepted! Once all spots are filled and confirmed, we will no longer accept new submissions. 

DEADLINE (space permitting) is 9/19/22.
Each of those selections will receive two performances during the first weekend (Nov 4 – 6) OR the second weekend (Nov 11 – 13).

Each evening’s audience will vote anonymously and the cumulative vote from both performances of each piece will determine our *6 finalists. (*Highest amount of votes from each set of five will determine the first four finalists, then the next highest vote recipients from ALL the evenings will determine the fifth and sixth finalist).

The six finalists will perform on the final night of the festival (Nov 19th) and will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals comprised of playwrights, actors, directors (TBA).

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline

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

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

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

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

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

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

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

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

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Balance Arts Center Performance Showcase

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Deadline: August 15th at 5:00pm EDT

SUBMISSION FORM

Join us this October for our third Performance Showcase in support of performing artists in NYC! There will be three shows taking place at the Balance Arts Center in Midtown: Friday October 21st at 7pm, Saturday October 22nd at 7pm, and Sunday October 23rd at 2pm. 

Each artist will have 15 minutes of performance time 

The BAC will curate the performances

Musicians, singers, actors, dancers, and performers of all art forms are all encouraged to apply


Sunday, July 10, 2022

Short Play & Musical Festival - BOO 2022!

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Deadline: August 1, 2022 

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

October Oct 7-24, 2021

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 $50 NON-refundable tech fee required

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

Submissions open: June 9, 2022

Submissions close: August 1, 2022

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.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT seeks short or one-act plays

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Deadline: June 27, 2022

Jamaica Queens, NYC

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, in conjunction with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, is producing the second season of ‘Meet the Playwright’, which features playwrights’ new works in live stage and virtual performances. Each month, a playwright will have the opportunity to present their works within a limited time format); there will be a one-on-one interview with the curator/host, and a Q&A session with the audience. It is not a paid event, although audience registration will be necessary.

The play itself is slated to run 30 minutes in total length. The basic format: intro/chat with the playwright; the play performance, then the interview Q&A following the performance. It is the playwright’s choice if the cast will be included in the Q&A. The entire event is timed to run at least 45 minutes, but 60 minutes is the maximum time allotted.

Plays/manuscripts must be submitted via the Meet The Playwright Submittal portal, not directly to the theater or program curator. A play submission is not an automatic guarantee that it will be accepted for this program.

Manuscripts must have the following: Typed; 12-sized font: Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier. The title page must have the playwright’s contact information listed: name, phone number, and email address, as well as a total number of pages being submitted.

‘Meet The Playwright’ is for NEW works: any prior professional productions, i.e., paid, mountedperformances will be disqualified. Play excerpts will be allowed but must have a clear-cut beginning and end to the excerpt. JCAL is looking for NEW works, not excerpts from established plays (i.e., no clips from “Hamilton,” etc.) Due to the ‘short play’ designation, the total cast members cannot exceed more than 4 actors.

The ‘Meet The Playwright’ live stage presentation will run a new work on the last Monday of each month, commencing Monday, March 28th, then April 25th, May 23rd, and June 27th, 2022.

Performances will be live-streamed online.

For more information, contact:

Brenda Jones, Curator
Meet The Playwright 2022
Email: MeetThePlaywright2022@gmail.com

Phone: 347-580-0039

Monday, May 30, 2022

2022 Scranton Fringe Festival

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Deadline:  June 7, 2022 6PM EDT

SUBMISSION FORM

Scranton Fringe is an award-winning arts organization producing innovative work since 2015. Fringe is dedicated to creating a bold, engaging platform for thought-provoking art while striving to promote Northeast Pennsylvania as a viable creative environment. Inspired by the world's largest annual event, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the organization has grown into an incubator of unique creative work centered around the performing arts.

The past few years we have featured the COVID safe "Fringe Under Glass" project, but Scranton Fringe is thrilled to announce the return of the main festival, set to take place on stages both indoors and outdoors across downtown Scranton (PA) from Thursday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 8th, 2022.

Scranton Fringe is now accepting applications for proposed works of theater / performing arts and other types of creative projects from independent artists and cultural groups from across Northeast PA and beyond for the 2022 Festival.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

For 2022 we are extending our reach and creative call and encouraging any type of creative event/project to submit for consideration - outdoor walking dance tours, large indoor theatrical productions, public art installations, workshops. and much more. We wish to mark the return of our festival with a dynamic display of creativity, culture, and community!

We are looking for: creative projects that engage a wide range of community, new takes on old works; newly created theater pieces; quirky, unusual, vibrant, and creative theater; online/virtual works of the performing arts, cabaret; dance; puppetry; magic; musicals; immersive theater; circus; solo shows, children’s programming, Site-Specific performances, public art installations, creative workshops, and any other type of public creative programming.

The specific nature of each partnership for those who are invited to join the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will vary in regards to venue, technical support, scheduling, finances and more. Each artist/group offered a space within the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will (virtually) meet with Festival leadership and have an active role in crafting the details of their respective contracts.

FINANCES:
As stated above each partnership will have its own financial arrangements on a case by case basis. Typically, Scranton Fringe charges each project a set production fee (determined by # of performances / events, tech needs, etc.) and then returns bulk of ticket sales to said production/project. For 2022 we are taking a more flexible approach and will be working with each accepted production/project on a case by case basis prior to locking down contract details.

Scranton Fringe is proud to once again not charge any fees for applications/proposals.

COVID:
Please note per our safety policy at this time all artists, producers and volunteers who wish to present any work indoors during the 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will be asked to show proof of vaccination before contracts are finalized. Festival audience safety guidelines will be finalized over the summer of 2022.

WHEN

The 2022 Scranton Fringe Festival will be held Thursday, September 29th thru Saturday, October 8th across downtown Scranton, PA (USA).

The below application will close on Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 (6 pm eastern). All submissions must be completed online via the below form. Please contact Scranton Fringe via email (info@scrantonfringe.org) if you have any questions!

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) 2022

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Deadline: May 31, 2022

APPLICATION

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been born out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:
  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Plays (Short and Long)
  • Subway Musicians
  • Storytelling Show
  • Sketch Comedy
  • Interactive
  • Other … Out of the Box
HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:
  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history (if applicable)
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information, website, social media handles, and professional bio(s)
Hit SUBMIT to submit your application
GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Chain Theatre Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: May 22, 2022

APPLICATION

Please read carefully before filling out your application.

PARTICIPATION

Plays are chosen for the Chain Play Festival based on originality, inspiration, and innovation. The background or experience of the playwright is taken into consideration, but submissions will be judged on the quality of the play. All themes or genres are welcome. Full Length Play runtime must be shorter than 2 hours. One Act Play runtime must be no shorter than 10 minutes and no longer than 1 hour. Shows will be performed in person for a vaccinated audience.

Every show will have the ability to LIVE STREAM for at least one performance.

Chain Theatre is curating the event, not producing it - each production is responsible for staffing their own director, design team and cast.

All shows must be Non-Union. We plan on streaming performances.

You will assign a contact person for the piece; that person will be considered your play’s producer should it be part of the Festival.

Though we will be doing overall festival promotion, you are responsible for the marketing of your piece.

All members of your production team and cast must be vaccinated to participate. We will need proof of vaccination at the organizational meeting should you be accepted into the festival. Preferred proof of vaccination will be through the New York State Excelsior app available on your phone.

For further information of current COVID protocols at the Chain Theatre please visit: https://www.chaintheatre.org/covid-19-guidelines

APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submitting to the 2022 Chain Play Festival will be May 22, 2022. There are no submission or participation fees for the Chain Play Festival. Applications may be downloaded from our website. Complete the following application and you will be directed to information on submitting your play.

After completing the application form you will need to email a PDF (no Word, Pages, or Final Draft files, please!) of the script, and a brief cover letter explaining your goals for the play.

Applications ask for a contact name, address, phone, and email. Show contacts will be the one contact point between Chain Theatre and your production. The email given will be the sole email address that Chain Theatre will use to contact you regarding acceptance, any issues regarding participation, and festival communications.

We will need an estimated running time of your piece that will be factored into the programming. As such, we will enforce this time limit. If during your dress rehearsal or performance the play runs significantly over, we may insist that you revise or forfeit your participation in the festival and any ticket split revenue.

Applications that are not complete will not be accepted. No materials will be returned.

ACCEPTANCE

Notification of acceptance status will be sent by email on or about May 28, 2022.

There will only be a maximum of 4 Full length shows included in this festival. One Act Plays will have an easier time getting accepted.

If you are accepted into the festival, your email will inform you of the time and location of the organizational meeting to be held on May 31, 2022.

 IT IS REQUIRED AND MANDATORY THAT SOMEONE REPRESENTING YOUR SHOW BE AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING. 

This meeting is where you will receive your performance schedule and meet your fellow participants. If there are known conflicts to your scheduled performances, this is a great opportunity to work out alternate dates with Chain Theatre and your fellow participants. The most complex scheduling issues are much more easily solved talking face-to face with everyone in the room.

Everyone must be vaccinated. There will be no exceptions for any reason. All Chain staff on site will be vaccinated as well.

Each accepted ONE ACT show will be given 5 free hours, FULL LENGTH shows will be given 10 free hours of rehearsal space at one of the Chain Theatre rehearsal rooms. Availability and scheduling of these hours is at the Chain Theatre’s discretion. They must be used to rehearse the show in the festival and cannot be gifted, sold or used for other purposes. Additional rehearsal hours/locations are the production’s responsibility. If you choose to rehearse at one of the Chain Rehearsal studios you can book subsidized rehearsal space for this production for $10 an hour.

Each accepted show will receive a code for ticket tracking. Each show will receive 20% of the net box office for every ticket purchased using their code. (Code use for online sales is mandatory to receive this box office split. No exceptions.)


SCHEDULING

The precise number of shows is TBD, based on number of submissions and running lengths. Each One Act show will be guaranteed at least three performances and each Full length show will be guaranteed 4 performances with a possible one show extension. However, depending on the schedule there may be more. Performance blocks will be at 7 and 9pm during the week and will run throughout the weekend between 12-9pm.

There will be limited time between shows for changeovers. Keep in mind that when you are striking or setting up your show, another show is also likely striking or setting up. Minimalism rules. PLEASE FACTOR THIS TIME INTO YOUR TECHNICAL PLANS. Houses will be opened 5 minutes before the start time and will start promptly.

VOTING

In person voting will be collected by paper ballot provided on site.

BOX OFFICE and TICKETING

Chain Theatre handles all aspects of ticketing and box office. Tickets will be $20.


TECHNICAL

You will need to keep the technical requirements of your show very simple. The Chain is equipped with a full light board and sound system, however the board will be shared by several shows and we will maintain a standard rep lighting plot. Keep light and sound cues as simple as possible. No show will be able to refocus lights. Each company will have only one cue-to-cue technical rehearsal in the venue which will be run by a Chain Theatre hired PSM. Storage space/dressing room space is also limited and will be shared by all shows. You will be given a small, unlocked area to store your props, set pieces, and costumes, which must be completely cleared at the conclusion of your performances.


Any additional equipment your show requires should be listed on your application and approved by Chain Theatre. Chain Theatre has the right to disqualify any shows that bring in unapproved technical elements. If approved, this equipment will be provided for your show by you. Chain Theatre assumes no liability for this equipment; it is your responsibility.

PUBLICITY

Chain Theatre will publicize the festival and coordinate overall press relations, including interviews and critic attendance. You may be asked to submit publicity photos and PR materials. You are also responsible for publicizing your own show through your own press releases, mailers, handbills, busking and/or posters. Should a critic accept your invitation to see a performance, this information must be forwarded to Chain Theatre so we may coordinate this. Chain Theatre will provide a blanket press kit to help all shows promote.

EXCLUSIVITY

If you are accepted to the Chain One Act Festival, part of our agreement prohibits the performance of your show anywhere in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut any time from acceptance into the festival through December 2022. Please keep this restriction in mind when accepting other invitations to perform your show during these months, particularly before you have received acceptance status notification from Chain Theatre.

WHAT TO DO NOW

1. Choose your show.

2. COMPLETELY fill out the application form.

3. REVIEW your completed application to make sure it is complete and correct.

4. Ensure that the PDFs of your script and cover letter are included in your submission email.

Please do not send under separate cover. If there are technical issues, contact us at info@chaintheatre.org to discuss them.

5. Include the title of your show in the subject line of the email and on all relevant materials.

Should they become separated, this is how we will reunite them.


CONTINUE TO APPLICATION

If you still have questions, we are available to help you in advance of the deadline at info@chaintheatre.org. You may want to print and keep or bookmark these instructions and your original application for your reference.

Friday, April 29, 2022

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

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Deadline: April 30, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

All Out Arts Development Play Reading Series

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Deadline: April 24, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

The 2022 Developmental Readings

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

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

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

WE WILL PROVIDE:

Stipends to accepted authors, as noted.

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

Dramaturgical advice upon request by authors for specific problems.

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

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

Area-wide advertising.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:

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

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

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

Friday, March 18, 2022

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline

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

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

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

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

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

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

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

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

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Wild Culture co-production program

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Deadline: none given

Click here to submit your work for consideration in the Wild Culture program

Wild Culture is a co-production program where wild project partners with a cross-section of independent, downtown performance artists to help both professional and emerging theater performers nurture, broaden and advance projects that are in various stages of development. 

Wild Culture co-productions give artists subsidized access to wild project’s 89-seat theater, box-office split, tech staff and community outreach to sustain the innovative creativity of downtown performance and unburden independent artists from prohibitive production costs. 

The program generally grants each project limited engagements of one to three performances. Projects that wish to submit to Wild Culture should align with wild project’s mission to enrich and educate the community, explore issues relating to female, BIPOC, and LGBTQIA+ artist communities, and demonstrate a clear performance aesthetic.

Wild Culture adapts each partnership to the specific needs and artistic vision of the project. Wild Culture is an ongoing program throughout the year.

If you have a project that might be suitable for a Wild Culture partnership, please email Producing Artistic Director Ana Mari de Quesada at adequesada@thewildproject.org to get the conversation going to partner with us.

wild project is a theater, film, music, and visual arts venue that presents diverse, engaging, inspiring, and entertaining works to the vibrant and growing community of Alphabet City in New York’s East Village. Founded in 2007, wild project is an innovator among arts venues, providing an eco-friendly theater and gallery where the artists and space nurture each other. The company is dedicated to creating an environment that supports the artists, and to cultivating artists that support the environment. With an eco-conscious approach to presenting the dynamic works of hundreds of emerging artists each year.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

The Theatre of Others Audio New Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST


The Theatre of Others is seeking submissions of 20-30 minute plays for its second annual Audio New Play Festival, which will be produced in September and October 2022. 

This year’s prompt is “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.” You may interpret the prompt broadly - your play exploring whatever themes it generates for you.


Plays will be released on a weekly basis via The Theatre of Others Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast platforms. 

If your play is chosen, you will be responsible for your own rehearsals and production. 

The Theatre of Others will provide assistance with casting, dramaturgy, and/or technical design, and will help connect you with the artists you need to round out your team, be that a director, designer, or actors. You are welcome to assemble your own cast and crew; or, we are ready to assist you in this process as much or as little as you require.

REQUIREMENTS

The play must be crafted specifically for the audio play medium. Its sound design must be integral to the storytelling.

The piece must either be a brand new play or an existing play you’d like to significantly adapt to meet the needs of the audio play medium.

The play should still be under construction. That is, it should still be at a stage when the dramaturgical assistance The Theatre of Others has to offer can still be of help.

While we encourage broad interpretation, the play’s relationship to this year’s prompt, “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW,” should be recognizable.

Each playwright may submit only one proposal. Playwrights who submit more than one proposal or script will be disqualified.


How to apply
Email your submission on or before February 13, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST to podcast@theatreofothers.com.

Submission should include the following:

Name of playwright and the working title of the play.

Name of director (if you have one at this time).

Names of any other artists currently attached to the project.

A 100-250 word synopsis of the play, including how it relates to the theme of FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.

100-250 words on why this play is suited for the audio play format.

Please submit:


Resume for the playwright and director (if applicable).

A maximum 10-page writing sample. Playwrights who submit more than 10 pages will be disqualified. The sample can be either taken from a previous play or from the current proposed project. If the sample is from a previous play, please provide a 2-3 sentence synopsis of that play for context.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

New York Theater Festival

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Deadline: March 31, 2022

Email - by filling up our submission's form

Productions from 5 to 90 minutes
  • 5 to 20 In the Short Category, 30 to 45 in the One Act Category 
  • 60 to 90 in the Full length Category
The Festival hosts only fully developed productions, no readings or publications
 
The Festival accepts only submissions from playwright that are residents within 30 miles from Midtown Manhattan.

Only 1 Play per submissioner
 
Only unproduced Plays or Musicals will be accepted. 

Submitters will receive an answer in 5 days from the date they submitted. 

If their work is accepted they will receive then a set of dates for their run and the Paperwork of the Festival to sign.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

R5 Playhouse Series seeks radio plays

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Deadline: January 31, 2022 at 11:59pm EST

SUBMISSIONS ARE CAPPED AT 50

The theme for the inaugural festival is "consequences."

Playwrights are encouraged to interpret this theme however they please but should submit an original one act radio play that engages with that theme in some way.

Plays should be approximately 30 minutes long (20-30 pages) and feature a cast of 6 actors or less; we are not accepting musical submissions at this time.

Playwrights may submit with a director and cast in mind, but R5 will help you assemble your team.

R5 will collaborate with each selected playwright to produce the one act as a live radio play that will stream for free on YouTube alongside other festival selections.

The R5 Playhouse Series is a wonderful opportunity for playwrights to connect with an audience that loves new work and for us at R5 to welcome new artists into our community!

R5 Productions is a a collective of theatre artists dedicated to telling stories both old and new through performance and design. Check out our catalog of past shows to get a sense of who we are and what we do.

Playwrights are invited to email a brief introduction about you and your play, a PDF of your 20-30 page script, and the names of your desired actors and director (if you have a team in mind) to rproductions2020@gmail.com no later than Monday, January 31 at 11:59pm ET.

Please be sure to include "R5 Playhouse Series" in the subject line. We will cap submissions at 50, so submit early!.Selected plays, playwrights, and teams will be announced by the end of February. We welcome and encourage submissions from artists of all races and ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as artists with disabilities. Email us with any questions you have.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Irvington Theater Arts Incubator Short Playfest

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Deadline: January 31, 2022 11:59 PM EST

After a tremendous inaugural festival in 2021, we are thrilled to once again accept script submissions for the Arts Incubator Short Play Fest, which will debut and stream for free on YouTube from February 25 - March 5, 2022.

Celebrating short, new, and in-development works of theater, the virtual festival is an opportunity for playwrights to experiment with the medium — and a platform to share their work with a wider audience.

Plays should be unpublished and no more than 15 pages in length. 

Playwrights should only submit one script. 

Playwrights are responsible for assembling the cast and creative team as needed; this is an unpaid, non-union opportunity.

Festival participants will be announced by February 7, 2022. If selected, playwrights (and their teams) will be asked to deliver a recorded video of their play by February 20, 2022. This could be as simple as a screen recording of a Zoom call, but we encourage you to embrace the video format in an interesting and deliberate way. This video file must be in the MP4 format, with an HD resolution:1280x720 (720p, 16:9 aspect ratio) or 1920x1080 (1080p, 16x9 aspect ratio).


Your video will stream for free on YouTube with other festival selections from February 25 through March 5, 2022 — or for as long as you’d like! Festival selections will be promoted across Irvington Theater social media and widely circulated emails, our website, and in-person signage throughout the village of Irvington, NY. 

To submit, email a PDF of your play to ITArtsIncubator@yahoo.com with the subject “Short Play Fest Submission: [Name of Play] by [Name of Playwright].” Please tell us about yourself and the vision for your virtual production, including the names of your cast and creative team (or a plan of intent to secure them). If you have a headshot, resume, bio, and/or website link to include, please do.

Questions? Email us at ITArtsIncubator@yahoo.com.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Chain One Act Festival 2022

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Deadline: December 26, 2021

Plays are chosen for the Chain One Act Festival based on originality, inspiration, and innovation. The background or experience of the playwright is taken into consideration, but submissions will be judged on the quality of the play. All themes or genres are welcome. Play runtime must be no shorter than 10 minutes and no longer than 1 hour. Shows will be performed in person for a vaccinated audience.

Every show will have the ability to LIVE STREAM for at least one performance.

Chain Theatre is curating the event, not producing it - each production is responsible for staffing their own director, design team and cast.

All shows must be Non-Union. We plan on streaming performances.

You will assign a contact person for the piece; that person will be considered your play’s producer should it be part of the Festival.

Though we will be doing overall festival promotion, you are responsible for the marketing of your piece.

All members of your production team and cast must be vaccinated to participate. We will need proof of vaccination at the organizational meeting should you be accepted into the festival. Preferred proof of vaccination will be through the New York State Excelsior app available on your phone. This is NYC Mandate.

For further information of current COVID protocols at the Chain Theatre please visit: https://www.chaintheatre.org/covid-19-guidelines

APPLICATIONS

The deadline for submitting to the 2022 Chain Winter One Act Festival will be December 26, 2021. There are no submission or participation fees for the Chain One Act Festival. Applications may be downloaded from our website. Complete the following application and you will be directed to information on submitting your play.

After completing the application form you will need to email a PDF (no Word, Pages, or Final Draft files, please!) of the script, and a brief cover letter explaining your goals for the play.

Applications ask for a contact name, address, phone, and email. Show contacts will be the one contact point between Chain Theatre and your production. The email given will be the sole email address that Chain Theatre will use to contact you regarding acceptance, any issues regarding participation, and festival communications.

We will need an estimated running time of your piece that will be factored into the programming. As such, we will enforce this time limit. If during your dress rehearsal or performance the play runs significantly over, we may insist that you revise or forfeit your participation in the festival and any ticket split revenue.

Applications that are not complete will not be accepted. No materials will be returned.

ACCEPTANCE

Notification of acceptance status will be sent by email on or about January 5, 2022.

If you are accepted into the festival, your email will inform you of the time and location of the organizational meeting to be held on January 8, 2022. IT IS REQUIRED THAT SOMEONE REPRESENTING YOUR SHOW BE AT THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING. This meeting is where you will receive your performance schedule and meet your fellow participants. If there are known conflicts to your scheduled performances, this is a great opportunity to work out alternate dates with Chain Theatre and your fellow participants. The most complex scheduling issues are much more easily solved talking face-to face with everyone in the room.

Everyone must be vaccinated. There will be no exceptions for any reason. All Chain staff on site will be vaccinated as well.

Each accepted show will be given 5 free hours of rehearsal space at one of the Chain Theatre rehearsal rooms. Availability and scheduling of these hours is at the Chain Theatre’s discretion. They must be used to rehearse the show in the festival and cannot be gifted, sold or used for other purposes. Additional rehearsal hours/locations are the production’s responsibility. If you choose to rehearse at one of the Chain Rehearsal studios you can book subsidized rehearsal space for this production for $10 an hour.

Each accepted show will receive a code for ticket tracking. Each show will receive 20% of the net box office for every ticket purchased using their code. (Code use for online sales is mandatory to receive this box office split.)


SCHEDULING

The precise number of shows is TBD, based on number of submissions and running lengths. Each show will be guaranteed at least three performances with a possible one show extension. However, depending on the schedule there may be more. Performance blocks will be at 7 and 9pm during the week and will run throughout the weekend between 12-9pm.

There will be limited time between shows for changeovers. Keep in mind that when you are striking or setting up your show, another show is also likely striking or setting up. Minimalism rules. PLEASE FACTOR THIS TIME INTO YOUR TECHNICAL PLANS. Houses will be opened 5 minutes before the start time and will start promptly.

VOTING

In person voting will be collected by paper ballot provided on site.

BOX OFFICE and TICKETING

Chain Theatre handles all aspects of ticketing and box office. Tickets will be $15 in advance, and $18 at the door.


TECHNICAL

You will need to keep the technical requirements of your show very simple. The Chain is equipped with a full light board and sound system, however the board will be shared by several shows and we will maintain a standard rep lighting plot. Keep light and sound cues as simple as possible. No show will be able to refocus lights. Each company will have only one cue-to-cue technical rehearsal in the venue which will be run by a Chain Theatre hired PSM. Storage space/dressing room space is also limited and will be shared by all shows. You will be given a small, unlocked area to store your props, set pieces, and costumes, which must be completely cleared at the conclusion of your performances.


Any additional equipment your show requires should be listed on your application and approved by Chain Theatre. Chain Theatre has the right to disqualify any shows that bring in unapproved technical elements. If approved, this equipment will be provided for your show by you. Chain Theatre assumes no liability for this equipment; it is your responsibility.

PUBLICITY

Chain Theatre will publicize the festival and coordinate overall press relations, including interviews and critic attendance. You may be asked to submit publicity photos and PR materials. You are also responsible for publicizing your own show through your own press releases, mailers, handbills, busking and/or posters. Should a critic accept your invitation to see a performance, this information must be forwarded to Chain Theatre so we may coordinate this. Chain Theatre will provide a blanket press kit to help all shows promote.

EXCLUSIVITY

If you are accepted to the Chain One Act Festival, part of our agreement prohibits the performance of your show anywhere in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut any time from acceptance into the festival through August 2022. Please keep this restriction in mind when accepting other invitations to perform your show during these months, particularly before you have received acceptance status notification from Chain Theatre.

WHAT TO DO NOW

1. Choose your show.

2. COMPLETELY fill out the application form.

3. REVIEW your completed application to make sure it is complete and correct.

4. Ensure that the PDFs of your script and cover letter are included in your submission email.

Please do not send under separate cover. If there are technical issues, contact us at info@chaintheatre.org to discuss them.

5. Include the title of your show in the subject line of the email and on all relevant materials.

Should they become separated, this is how we will reunite them.

CONTINUE TO APPLICATION

If you still have questions, we are available to help you in advance of the deadline at info@chaintheatre.org. You may want to print and keep or bookmark these instructions and your original application for your reference.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) New Work Series (NWS)

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been borne out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:
  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Short Plays
  • Subway Musicians
HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:
  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information and professional bio(s)
  • Hit SUBMIT to submit your application
GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Submissions are now open for our 2022 Spring New Works Series.
BEGIN APPLICATION

Friday, December 17, 2021

19th Annual Mainstage Fresh Fruit Festival

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 19th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary, international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. 

The festival will occur over two weeks in early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through January 24, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Jan. 1), and no performance fees are required.

The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Performance Art, Dance, Video, Film, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression.

Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.

The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events, box-office shares, & more!

Early Submission Deadline: Fri Dec. 31, 2021 (No Submission Fee)
Final Deadline: Mon Jan. 24, 2021 ($25 Reading Fee required after December 31st)

If you are applying from out-of-town: (25+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to produce your show (& cast, direct, execute a local publicity campaign, etc.) if you are out of town. You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced.

Questions? – If you are applying in the Poetry, Dance, or Film categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a letter of interest: submissions [at] freshfruitfestival [dot] com. For short questions use our Contact Form. A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, etc. will be published here soon.

Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you please download and print a practice blank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email):

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