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Monday, November 19, 2018

Solofest 2019 (LA) seeks solo shows

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If you have a solo show, you can submit it for consideration for Solofest 2019.

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2018.

Solofest is a festival of one person shows, or solo theatre, that is a celebration of the solo journey, not a competition. We do a completely different show every day during January February and the first part of March going on for seven years now.

It's grown into the largest solo theatre festival on the West Coast. This year will be doing 60 shows in 70 days!

We are looking for all types of solo theater. But we do need to have it ready and written and approximately 60 to 80 minutes in length.

https://www.whitefiretheatre.com/solofest-2019-submission-form

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Corkscrew Theater Festival seeks productions

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Corkscrew Theater Festival (July 10-August 4, 2019) at the Paradise Factory Theater on NYC's Lower East Side
Submissions deadline Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm
Apply here: https://corkscrewfestival.org/application-2019

Now in our third year, Corkscrew Theater Festival is a curated presentation of new work by early career artists concentrated over four weeks at the Paradise Factory Theater in the summer of 2019. This year’s festival, running July 10-August 4, will contain four fully realized productions receiving ten performances each, and four “reading slots” for work to be heard publicly for the first time. Corkscrew seeks projects that demonstrate real collaboration, especially if they are being created through innovative or nontraditional partnerships or models.

We believe in increasing access to professional production opportunities for a wide range of early career artists and enabling their success in those opportunities. We enthusiastically support under-represented artists of all or no genders, artists of color, and LGBTQIA+ artists. Corkscrew’s model is an extension of our belief that we can do more together than we can individually: by presenting our work in a festival setting that facilitates meaningful collaboration between and among its artists, we mutually benefit.

From selection to final curtain, we provide casting assistance, design roundtables, a weekly Writers’ Group, readings in springtime for each of the five productions, and regular face-to-face meetings with our festival staff. We guarantee at least sixteen hours of technical rehearsal time and curtain times at prime theater-going hours. As a festival large enough to break through the clutter, yet still intimately connected to its artists, we are uniquely positioned to pursue external validation in the form of reviews, press features, and audience testimony. While there are many summer festivals, we believe this artist-centric approach distinguishes us within the New York theater community.

The application is not meant to kill you! We’re looking for the following materials:

A full draft of a script

Lead artist bios (broadly defined as Playwright/creator, Director, Producer, any other notable creative partners).

One or more work samples (photos, audio, or video)

Short answers (100-200 words) to five open-ended questions about the project.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 23 at 11:59pm. Phone interviews will take place January 3-10, 2019. All applicants will be notified of their status by February 14.

Our application is live! Fill out this informational google form. This is where you’ll upload your short answers, script, and any other supporting materials.

FAQs: Playwrights may submit more than one play; plays should not have previously had a fully-staged production (previous workshop productions are acceptable and in fact encouraged); playwrights must retain their own producer or self-produce, though the festival offers a lot of hands-on assistance - visit corkscrewfestival.org to read the details. 

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre (Illinois) 2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival 2019

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Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park & Theatre (Joliet Illinois) s excited to open this unique opportunity to teens (ages 12-17) and adults (age 18 and older) for the 2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival 2019.

FEE
$0 – it’s FREE to enter!

FORMS
Teen form click here.
Adult form click here.

NOVEMBER 20, 2018
Forms and original plays are due for review. Stories must be original, 10 to 15 pages long and in script form. Simply fill out the registration form and attach your short original script for review.

DECEMBER 5, 2018
Selections for the festival will be announced. If selected, you will cast and direct your own actors. The plays will be the author’s vision come to life on stage! Playwrights may recruit friends and family to star in their production on January 19, 2019. Plays will be 10 minutes in length. Mentoring will be available by Kimberly D. Garrett of KDG Greater Entertainment. She’ll advise on staging and production.

Everything else is up to the author!

JANUARY 19, 2019
2nd Emerging Playwrights Festival – selections performed on stage!

MORE INFO
815-724-3761
bipark@jolietcity.org
The event is produced by the Will-Joliet Bicentennial Park, Inc., nonprofit.

ANNUAL SHORT PLAY COMPETITION: THINK FAST

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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS DECEMBER 1

The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. There is no fee to submit your play for consideration. Plays are accepted in the fall for the March 22, 23, 24 event.

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

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

HOW TO SUBMIT

Electronic submissions only. No fee to submit. Deadline: Dec 1.

E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org
Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

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

IF YOUR PLAY IS SELECTED

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

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

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

Plays selected will have three (3) performances March 22, 23, 34.

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

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

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION FEE

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, November 12, 2018

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Short Play Project 2018

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Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by December 7)
21 - 40 minute 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
SHORT PLAY PROJECT 2018
December 7 - 15 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. NYC

Each 21 - 40 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 21-40 minute play production please email:

The complete script of the play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements,
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by December 1, 2018.

Please put “SHORT PLAY PROJECT” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 1, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.  NON-EQUITY ONLY.
We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $85 participation fee.

For more information, please log on to: http://www.manhattanrep.com/

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival in Montreal

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Revolution They Wrote and MainLine Theatre are proud to present the fifth annual Short Works Feminist Theatre Festival, a 4-day event which showcases new short works of feminist performance and art. The goal is to create a space for feminist artists of all backgrounds to gather, develop, and produce short works that explore themes of intersectional feminism.

What does feminist theatre and performance mean? We are open to any style or approach, however, for a work to be considered feminist it needs to centre on equality and the intersections of gendered oppression.

There is no cost involved with applying or being produced in the festival.
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Jurying takes place in late December and applicants, wether selected to be featured in the festival or not will be notified shortly after. Some feedback may be given to groups not selected upon request.

Dates for the festival are March 22-24, 2019.

Artists featured in the festival will be provided with:
  • Access to 10 hours of rehearsal space at MainLine Theatre;
  • Additional rehearsal space on a case by case basis;
  • A public reading or 4 nights of performance of the work at the festival;
  • 60% of the box office funds shared evenly between the other festival works in the program.
  • Other production-related support: promotional, technical and administrative.
To apply, please fill the submission form found here 

Questions include:
  • Goal in creating this work
  • Why this work now
  • Why are you the person to be exploring the themes of this work?
  • What about this work is important to you?
  • How do you plan to deepen or develop the work?
  • How you believe your work explores feminist values?
  • To be eligible:
  • Your work must be 15-45 minutes in Length
  • All applications submitted must include a score, script, or video documentation
  • be intended for a feminist audience
  • Be an emerging artist/collective
The works will be juried according to the following criteria:
  • Is this work giving a platform to unheard voices?
  • Is this work exploring something new, from a new angle or a topic that rarely gets stage time
  • The overall quality of the work
  • How the work fits within the context of the festival programming
  • Feasibility of the work
  • How relevant is the work to questions of feminism
  • Who does it benefit?
For questions please contact Artistic Director, Jad at revolutiontheywrote@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2019 Play Festival

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Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2019 Play Festival, to take place in June 2019. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island only.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). 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!

Deadline: March 15. 2019. 

Email: woodsideplayersofqueens@gmail.com.

www.equitylibrarytheater.info 

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Manhattan Rep's Winter One Act Play Competition. $1000 prize for Best Short Play Production.

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Seeking fully produced one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to perform)
7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRTʼs WINTER ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2019

JAN. 9  - FEB. 2, 2019 at Manhattan Rep, 17-19 West 45th St. NYC

FIRST PRIZE for BEST PLAY: $1000

EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF THREE PERFORMANCES,

(And an additional 3 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS.)

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

To submit your one act play production please email:

The complete play in .pdf file format,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the approximate running time of the play,
the set and lighting requirements,
the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com
by Monday December 3 , 2019

Please put “Winterl One Act Play Competition” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 3, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Each play will be given a MINIMUM of THREE performances, with THREE more performances if your play moves on to the finals.

Once accepted, there will be a $175.00 participation fee.

There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.

Follows is an overview of how the competition will be run and what will be expected from each creative team participating. We have run these competitions now for a number of years now and they are always great fun, and pretty exciting too.


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking fully produced short plays for its NOVEMBER NEW WORKS


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Manhattan Rep's November New Works is created to showcase your new work in the heart of the theatrical capital of the world - Times Square!
And we make it easy and fun!
We supply the technician for lights and sound.
We supply the poster and the ticketing pages.
We curate, organize and orchestrate the program with 3 or 4 other short plays...
And we supply our beautiful new theatre space on West 45th St. right next to Broadway and more!
Please come join us as we celebrate the magical power of the theatre!

Seeking never produced before 1 act plays 7 to 25 minutes
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by November 2018)

Each 7 - 25 minute play will be given:

A tech rehearsal with our technician to run your sound and lights,

a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating,

a minimum of 2 performances, (even more if your show is selling well),

at the brand new Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 45th St. in Midtown Manhattan!

To submit your 7 - 25 minute play production please email: 

The complete script of the play as a .pdf,
The aprox. running time,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements,
the play's history (readings etc etc.)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by October 15, 2018


Please put “November New Works” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before October 15, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots.

There is no submission fee.

Once accepted, there is a $85 participation fee.
NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Friday, September 21, 2018

The Act One: One Act Festival 2019

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Act One: One Act Festival January 3rd - 13th 2019

The Act One: One Act Festival 2019 is now accepting submissions for the Winter 2019 festival. Deadline for submissions is December 10th and acceptances will be awarded from now until December 10th, so feel free to apply earlyie: We will be reading plays as they come in and notifying before the deadline passes. Early submission advised. If you wait until the last day you may miss out since this is much smaller, shorter festival than our Summer LIC One Act.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2019 is a self producing competition style one-act play festival.  The plays are divided into three different programs. Each program will run at least four times possibly more. The Audience will vote for best plays so if all of your friends come you will be sure to make the finals!

The top six nominated plays will compete on January 13th at 7:00pm for Best Actor, Best Actress, Director and Best Play.   Best Actor wins $50, Actress $50, Director $50 and Best Play $100. We also intend to invite the finalists to have their play published in a short play anthology. This would be a non-exclusive deal which doesn’t prevent the author from pursuing a deal with Samuel French for example and is not mandatory.

All types of short play are considered, but please remember to keep the staging simple with minimal set and props.  We will be using the theatres standard lighting plot and will provide you with a light and sound board operator. In addition we will offer free 2 hour rehearsal space to each show from November 19th - January 2nd which is subject to availability and on a first come first served.

We are looking for plays that are 10 – 20 minutes in length maximum.  WE WILL REJECT PLAYS OVER 20 MINS LONG. [Useful guide: 1 min per page is a rough guide]

The Act One: One Act Festival 2019 plans to run a rotating schedule of performances beginning Thursday, January 3rd through Saturday January 12th.  Each Play is responsible for providing their Director and Actors for their production.

Break a leg!  Equity Showcases permitted but acts will obtain their own code, The Secret Theatre will provide Equity compliant Insurance to the productions.

Scripts may be submitted to: https://www.jotform.com/trimistopheles/act-one-one-act-festival-2019 

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Manhattan Rep's Playwright's Showcase seeks short play productions

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Manhattan Rep's Playwright's Showcase is created to showcase your new work in the heart of the theatrical capital of the world - Times Square!

And we make it easy!

We supply the technician for lights and sound.  We supply the poster and the ticketing pages.

We curate, organize and orchestrate the program with 3 or 4 other short plays...

And we supply our beautiful new theatre space on West 45th St. right next to Broadway and more!

Please come join us as we celebrate Playwrights and the magical power of the theatre!

Seeking fully produced 1 act plays 7 to 25 minutes
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by October 2018)
for Manhattan Rep's
Playwright's Showcase
at the New Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 17-19 West 45th St.
October 12 - December 22, 2018

Each 7 - 25 minute play will be given:
A tech rehearsal with our technician to run your sound and lights, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances, (even more if your show is selling well), at the brand new Manhattan Repertory Theatre on 45th St. in Midtown Manhattan!

To submit your 7 - 25 minute play production please email:

The complete script of the play as a .pdf,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements,
the play's history (readings etc etc.)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by September 15, 2018

Please put “Playwright's Showcase” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before September 15, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots.

There is no submission fee.

Once accepted, there is a $69 participation fee.

 NON-EQUITY ONLY.  

Monday, August 13, 2018

SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre seeks 10-minute plays

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Dec 11 & 12, 2018
Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

The Open Theatre is calling for ten-minute plays for our December 18’ production of SLAM Boston Diverse Voices in Theatre, Boston’s Favorite 10-Min Play Competition.

When: Plays accepted now through Sept 1

Notifications will be made by Oct 1st

We are The Open Theatre and that means we will consider work from anyone. Maybe you went to drama school. Maybe you didn't. Maybe you've written a hundred plays. Maybe this is your first, either way, we are particularly interested in seeing work from people who may have experienced the world as The Closed Theatre. We want to see work from women, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose voices have not been traditionally heard. So please share your work with us so that we can share it with others.

How the SLAM works:

  • 8 Plays & Directors will be chosen
  • Once teams are assembled, they will rehearse independently
  • Technical Elements: minimal scenery (cubes, chairs tables) Lights Up/Down Only and props must fit in one grocery bag
  • Plays must not go over 10min or longer than 12 pages.
  • We will have One Tech Day at BPT
  • Each play will be performed on both nights
  • The audience will vote on their favorite plays, winner is chosen from the average scores from both nights. The winning team (Actors, Playwrights, Directors) will win a cash prize! 
  • As an OTP Fundraising event, every position from producing staff to playwrights are volunteer

Please Note:
If you have submitted to OTP’s SLAM Boston before, please do NOT submit again, we consider previously submitted works within these calls.

How to apply:
THIS IS A BLIND SUBMISSION CALL

  • Submit 1 Version with full contact information & 1 Version with NO contact information
  • Plays must be sent in either a .pdf or word doc
  • Please include a brief synopsis & your full contact information
  • Please use the subject line SLAM Boston 2018 Submission
  • Submissions can be sent via email to submissions@theopentheatre.com

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Object Movement Festival for puppetry seeks submissions

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APPLICATIONS FOR OBJECT MOVEMENT 2018-2019 ARE DUE FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 AT 5PM. 

OBJECT MOVEMENT is a curated festival and developmental residency for puppeteers and object theater artists. The purpose of the program is to develop new work and advance existing works-in-progress that address social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical questions through puppetry and object theater, culminating in a festival of performances. Participants will meet weekly as a group to share the progress of their pieces and offer feedback. The group is moderated by a curatorial team of puppetry artists and producers. Group meetings will be from September 2018 through May 2019, culminating in a festival of performances.

Applications due August 31, 2018
Participants notified by September 10, 2018
Residency meetings start September 18, 2018
Work in progress showing in December 2018
Performance festival May 17-19 and 24-26, 2019
Workshop meetings will take place weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm at The Center at West Park on the Upper West Side starting September 18, 2018 and continuing through May 2018. Participants will be expected to commit to the weekly schedule with a minimum number of absences.

Festival performances will be in the Center’s Balcony Theater on May 17-19 and 24-26, 2019. Each participant will have at least three total performances on one of the two weekends. Final performances may be short (15-20 minutes) or full length (40-50 minutes).

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

Artist Fee

All participants will receive an equal share of the box office proceeds from the festival as an Artist Fee at the end of the residency.

Festival Info

The Object Movement 2019 Festival will take place over two weekends, with Program A running Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19 and Program B running Friday, May 24 through Sunday, May 26. Participants will be scheduled in Program A or B in early 2018 based on performer availability. Each piece in the festival will get one full day in the theater for tech and dress rehearsal.

The Center will provide front of house and technical staff for the festival, including a box office manager, house manager, technical director, and production stage manager. Equipment including a lighting rep plot and PA sound system will also be provided. All tickets will be $15 and sold through the Center’s website.

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

Application Information

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

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

Your text description should include:

  • the style of puppetry or object theater used in the project
  • the social, political, ethical, and/or philosophical question(s) addressed in the project
  • why puppetry or object theater is essential to addressing the question(s) and the conception of the project
  • the length of the piece you are hoping to perform at the festival and how much of the material you have already created, if any
  • Please upload a document with one-page resumes or narrative biographies for up to three lead artists participating in the project. PDF preferred.


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

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

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Identity Theater Co is seeking New Plays for its Reading Series

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 Identity Theater Co is seeking New Plays for its Reading Series: Self-Deception: Plays about political abuse and abusive relationships. Plays can be any length, any genre.

There is  ABSOLUTELY NO SUBMISSION FEE. (If you're play is selected, there is a $40 participation fee)  Playwrights receive 30% of the ticket sales for their show.

Plays should reflect the theme of the series as well as the mission of the company: inclusiveness and accessibility. Plays must be submitted by July 1st. 

Selected playwrights will be notified by July 15th. The series runs the 4 Sundays in August from 7-10 pm. Playwrights are responsible for casting. directing, and publicity. Identity Theater will provide as much support as it can to each playwright. But the playwright bears the ultimate responsibility for getting their show ready for the series. Please send play and brief synopsis to identitytheater@aol.com.

Plays will be read at El Barrio Artspace 215 E 99th St. Playwrights MUST be in attendance for the ENTIRE evening that their work is read. Community is very important at Identity, that's why we require you to stay for all the other plays in your evening, not just your work. We are ESPECIALLY interested in hearing from Playwrights' with Disabilities, but EVERYONE is welcome to submit.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition 2018

Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition 2018
$1000 prize for the Best One Act Play Production!

Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by September 2018) 
7 - 20 minute One Act Play Productions for
Manhattan Rep's Fall One Act Play Competition
September 6 - October 5, 2018 
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 
17-19 West 45th St. Third Floor NYC

Each one act play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 3 performances and 3 more performances if your play goes on to the Finals on Wednesday October 3, Thursday October 4 and Friday October 5.

To submit your 7 - 20 minute fully produced One Act Play Production please email:

The complete script of your one act play as a .pdf,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements, 
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by August 6, 2018.

Please put “Fall One Act Play Competition” in the subject heading. 

We will contact you within a couple days, if not sooner,  as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before August 6, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots for we are only accepting 25 plays.

There is no submission fee.  NON-EQUITY ONLY. 

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee.

For more information about the voting process, and how we run this competition, please log on to: www.manhattanrep.com

Saturday, June 23, 2018

NY Theater Festival Winterfest 2019

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Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage!  Submit your work to the Winterfest 2019 festival competition.  Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length.  New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 14 seasons—Read below to find out why!

SUBMIT by clicking on this link  

For a Full-Length (45-90 minute long play) we give you 5 hours for tech.  Other festivals will give you 1, maybe 2.5 hours.

For a One-Act (20-45 minute long play) we give you 3 hours for tech.  Other festivals will give you 30-60 minutes.

For a Short (5-20 minute long piece) we give you 90 minute for tech.  Other festivals will give you no tech at all.  What can you accomplish with short tech rehearsals, or none at all? Absolutely nothing (say it again!)  We do not want you to run the risk of your show looking miserable during your run because you did not have enough time to prepare.  We want you to feel confident with how it will look.  That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time.  (After all, time is money!)

Submissions Accepted from the Tristate Area only and Shows from beyond a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing.  We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators!  

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Kampala International Theatre Festival (Uganda)

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5th edition, 23rd – 25th November 2018

We are excited to announce the 5th edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival that will take place from 23rd – 25th November 2018 in Kampala, Uganda. Artists from the disciplines of theatre are now invited to submit their applications. Next to full productions we also welcome staged readings or workshop productions. Applications are accepted until 30th June 2018.

You are requested to submit the following information:

  • A completed entry form (downloadable here)
  • A short biography (max. 800 words) with a recent headshot.
  • A one page statement clearly stating why you want to participate in the festival with the production you are proposing.
  • A presentation of your work: a copy of the script and a short video of its production if available or any other visuals that speak to your work. Please ensure 2-3 high resolution images and a 1-2 minute video for promotional purposes are included in your submission.
  • A technical rider/data sheet that includes everyone expected to participate in the production.
  • Please email your submission materials to info@kampalainternationaltheatrefestival.com by 30th June 2018

We will confirm receipt of your submission and assess your application. By the end of August 2018 you will be informed about the status of your application. Please note that we will be offering very limited rehearsal time. Therefore, your production needs to be ready for staging should you be selected to participate in the festival.

What we offer:

  • A modest performance fee to participating artists.
  • For artists from outside Uganda, ground transportation, modest accommodation and modest per diem. You are encouraged to source for support to cover travel, visa incl. insurance. Artists selected will receive a formal invitation to facilitate the solicitation for such support.

We thank you for your interest in participating in the Kampala International Theatre Festival and look forward to welcoming you to Uganda in November 2018!

Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest 2018

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Seeking FULLY PRODUCED,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by June 29, 2018)
10 minute One Act Play Productions for

Manhattan Rep's 10 Minute Play Contest
Friday and Saturday June 29 and 30 with Finals on Saturday July 7 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm.

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. Third Floor NYC

$200 prize for the Best 10 Minute Play Production!

Each 10 Minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances and 2 more performances if your play goes on to the Finals on Saturday July 7 at 6:30 pm and 9 pm.

To submit your 10 minute fully produced One Act Play Production please email:

The complete script of your one act play as a .pdf,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the set and lighting requirements,
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by June 15, 2018.

Please put “10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a day or so, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before June 15, 2018, if we fill up all available performance slots.

There is no submission fee.  NON-EQUITY ONLY.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $55 participation fee.

For more information about the voting process, and how we run this competition, please log on to: www.manhattanrep.com

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The 8th Annual Unfringed Festival Call For Submissions

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Applications accepted Feb, 2016 – June 1st, 2017th *

In the summer of 2013, The First Annual UNFringed Festival brought bold and daring new works to The Secret Theatre of Long Island City, Queens – named “One of NYC’S best theater spots” by Time Out.

Now, in July/August 2018, UNFringed returns with new original shows for our 6th Annual Unfringed Festival.

PARTICIPATION:
UNFringed seeks new and exciting works that challenge audiences, facilitating lively discussion and interaction between artists and viewers.

Talk to us in your cover letter. Tell us why you want to be a part of UNFringed, and how your work will benefit from being involved.

APPLICATIONS:
Applications will be accepted electronically from February, 2018 to June 1st, 2018.
However participants are encouraged to submit early because the selection process starts early May and you may get more preparation time if you are chosen early. All entries will be considered.

There is no submission fee to apply!
Please submit only complete applications. If application is incomplete, it will not be considered. Complete applications include a full script, contact information, and press information. The application form is available via the link below and also via our website. You will get an emailed response confirming your submission. If you are submitting more than one show, each show must have its own application and support materials.

ACCEPTANCE:
All applicants will receive notification via email on or before June 10th. At this time, if you are accepted to the festival, you will receive further instructions for information and an online form. We use a rolling submissions policy. This online form must be filled out immediately and be accompanied by a non-refundable $400.00 participation fee, which can be paid online.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
If your show is accepted to the festival, you are given a slot in which to produce your show. We are not producing your show, we are merely presenting it. You or your producing organization must hire your own cast, crew, and staff, secure your own rights, and run your own rehearsals, etc. We will assist you if you are applying for an Equity showcase by providing an insurance certificate and advice but you make the application.

SCHEDULING:
All shows will be presented in one venue for at least 4-6 performances throughout the duration of the festival. This number is dictated by the number of successful applications. Performances will be between 6pm and Midnight on weekdays, and between Noon and Midnight on weekends. There is only a 30 minute change-over time between shows. Your curtain time will vary from day to day in order to that ensure all shows receive an equal amount of prime performance times. Keep in mind that when you are striking or setting up your show, another show is also striking or setting up. Keep aspects of your production minimal, please!

BOX OFFICE and TICKETING:
UNFringed handles all aspects of ticketing and box office. Full priced tickets are $18 in advance, and $20 at the door.

COMPENSATION TO COMPANIES:
1. $500 Best of Festival Prize –awarded to the show that receives the largest popular vote.
2. All participants receive 50% of door after first 13 full price tickets.
3. No Submission Fees.
4. Low participation fee. Most companies can easily recoup their costs and should make a profit.

TECHNICAL / PRODUCTION:
You will need to keep the technical requirements of your show very simple. The venue is equipped with basic lighting and sound equipment. Storage space is minimal. Since the space is shared with all shows in that venue you may get some storage but will be sharing with other companies so no large set pieces or furniture. Each company will have only one cue to cue technical/dress rehearsal in the venue. We will provide a lighting designer for your tech so that your cues are all written for your operator. We will also provide an on site house manager.
Technical equipment:
* Full lighting rig incl ETC Express console, a combination of Source 4s and par cans. Qlab for cueing sound via and iMac.
* Other sound equipment available [some items subject to low rental fee].
* We have a projector for use at an additional $50 per show but recommend that your video files are stored and played from a laptop provided by your company. The projector input is VGA so you may need to have a suitable adaptor.

PUBLICITY:
UNFringed will publicize the festival and coordinate overall press relations. You will be asked to submit publicity photos and PR materials so that we can send complete press packages to print and broadcast media. You are welcome to publicize your own show through your own press releases, mailers, handbills, busking and/or posters. The more you promote your show, the larger your potential audience.
We can provide Video Production for your show at extremely reasonable rates filmed on a 2 or 3 camera set up and fully edited. Price depends on length of show. Please contact us for full details.

EXCLUSIVITY:
If you are accepted to UNFringed, part of our agreement prohibits the performance of your show anywhere in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut anytime during the months of June, July, August, Sept & Oct 2018. Preference is given to premieres but provided your play will be of interest to an audience we are interested to read it premiere or not.
Performances elsewhere within our audience area greatly impact ticket sales to UNFringed. 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 UNFringed.

OUT-OF-AREA PARTICIPANTS:
Out-of-area participants, like locals, are responsible for all aspects of production and additional publicity for their show, as well as travel expenses, securing working visas (where required), and accommodations. UNFringed cannot help with housing for a participating company. Please bear this in mind before applying. It can be hard to mount a show in NYC even if you are normally based in for example, Hackensack NJ. The physical distance may not be great but unless you cast NY actors or can find an NJ cast that is willing to come in for the shows which may be at different times this could become onerous. We want your show but we also want you to have no more than the normal stress of mounting a production!

Submit Here
You can also submit via secrettheatre.com

For more information please contact us by email : Veronica
The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
E, M, G or 7 train to Courthouse SQ/23rd St.
ONLY ONE SUBWAY STOP FROM MANHATTAN


Monday, May 28, 2018

The Furnace Festival Applications

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The Furnace Festival is a workshop forum for incendiary new plays, developed in residence at The Center at West Park. Participants are given one week in the Center’s 60 seat Balcony Theater, a small production stipend, and up to 20 additional hours of free rehearsal space to forge a new play in the fiery heat of New York in August, culminating in two workshop performances on Friday and Saturday nights.

All tickets to the Furnace Festival are just $10 and include an ice cold refreshment to help you beat the heat.

The Center at West Park’s Balcony Theater is located on the second floor of the historic landmark West Park Presbyterian Church at 165 W 86th Street in Manhattan. Please note that the Balcony Theater does not have A/C or an elevator and is not ADA accessible.


APPLY NOW FESTIVAL RESIDENCY PACKAGE

Participation in the Furnace Festival includes:

One week in residence at the Center’s Balcony Theater, 10am-10pm Monday-Saturday, 6-10pm Sunday. Performances on Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Load out on Sunday evening. Weeks available are: July 30-Aug 5, Aug 6-12, Aug 13-19, and Aug 20-26.

Up to 20 hours of additional rehearsal time at the Center from July 9 through August 26. Hours may be used 10am-10pm Mondays-Saturdays and 6pm-10pm on Sundays.

$100 production stipend, paid by check to Lead Artist or company at the end of the residency.
Ticketing, including online and in-person box office provided by the Center.

Complimentary cold refreshments provided by the Center to each ticket buyer.

Placement for two 11″x17″ show posters in the Center’s display cases on 86th & Amsterdam (posters designed and printed by Lead Artist).


APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Applications for the Furnace Festival are due Monday, June 10, 2018 at noon.

Accepted participants will be notified by Friday, June 29.

Please Note: The Furnace Festival is for new plays. New scripts should be world premiers (not including staged readings) and adaptations of existing texts should include significant original material. Performances of published plays and lightly edited classical texts are not accepted.

Lead artists are responsible for hiring all performers and members of the production/creative team, including sound/light board operators, and are responsible for all production and marketing expenses beyond what is included in the residency package. Lead artists must provide their own insurance to cover their rehearsals and performances (Volunteer Accident and/or General Commercial Liability, as applicable).

Maximum run time for each play is 90 minutes without intermission or 120 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

Application should include:

Script sample. Up to ten page sample that you feel gives a sense of the content and style of your piece. PDF or Word preferred.

Development History/Goals. A one page document that outlines the developmental history of the project and your goals for the Furnace Festival residency. PDF or Word preferred.
Resume or narrative biographies for up to three artists (up to one page per person) participating in this project. PDF or Word preferred.

Photo and or video media samples for the submitted work or another representative work by the lead artist. This can be links to up to five minutes of video or audio, and/or a series of up to five still images. Images and links should be embedded/pasted in a PDF or Word document. Include the password if any linked materials are password protected.

Any scheduling conflicts in July and August.

Apply online

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