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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Manhattan Rep Spring Short Play Contest 2019

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Seeking fully produced one act plays
cast, directed and ready to be performed)
7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for
MANHATTAN REP'S
SPRING SHORT PLAY CONTEST 2019
May 22  - June 22, 2019
at Manhattan Rep, 17-19 West 45th St. NYC

ALL SHORT PLAY PRODUCTIONS MUST BE 20 MINUTES OR LESS!

FIRST PRIZE for BEST SHORT PLAY -  $500.00

EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF FOUR PERFORMANCES,

(And an additional 2 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 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 April 18, 2019

Please put “Spring Short Play Contest” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a couple days 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 April 18, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

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

Once accepted, there will be a $125.00 participation fee.

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

For more information: https://www.manhattanrep.com


Follows is an overview of how the competition will be run and what will be expected from each creative team participating.


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

MRT Seeking fully produced 10 - 60 minute 1 act plays

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Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by Late March/April/Early May, 2019 )
10 - 60 minute 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
SPRING PLAY CELEBRATION
March 28 - May 4, 2019
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. NYC


Each 10 - 60 minute play will be given:
A short tech rehearsal,
A full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating,
A minimum of THREE performances, and
A technician to run your sound and lights

To submit your 10-60 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 March 25, 2019.

Please put “SPRING PLAY CELEBRATION” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a day or so, 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 MARCH 25, 2019,
if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.

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: www.manhattanrep.com

Friday, March 8, 2019

Young Adult Four Minute Play Contest

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Manhattan Rep presents: Young Adult Four Minute Play Contest

Seeking fully produced Four minute plays written and brought to life by Young Adults ages 12 - 18 to compete in our Young Adult 4 minute play contest on Sunday March 31 at 2 pm and 4 pm.  

This will be a super fun event for all.  A great opportunity for Young Adults to write, act or direct. And there will be two performances. And it all takes place on one Sunday afternoon.

Best Four Minute Play production playwright will win an opportunity to write a 20 - 40 minute play (mentored by Ken Wolf Artistic Director of Manhattan Rep,) which Manhattan Rep will then produce and bring to life for 3 performances in June 2019.

To submit for this contest:

Forward us your idea for your 4 minute play to: 

manhattanrep@yahoo.com.

Please put FOUR MINUTE PLAY CONTEST in the subject heading.

We do not need completed scripts. We will get back to you within 24 hours with acceptance.  We are only accepting 15  - Four minute play productions for this event.

Once accepted, you will be required to bring your Four Minute Play to life for this contest.

You must be available to attend tech rehearsal at 12 noon on Sunday March 31, and for the two performances that same day at 2 pm and 4 pm.

Winner of the Best Four Minute Play Production will be announced right after the 4 pm performance on March 31, 2019.

All participants in each Four Minute Play production, (playwright, actors and director) must be between the ages of 12 and 18 years of age.

There is NO submission fee or payment for Young Adults to participate.

If you have any questions about this event, please write us at manhattanrep@yahoo.com

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

THE WRITER’S VOICE: Ten Minute Play Festival

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The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater presents the 3rd annual:
THE WRITER’S VOICE: Ten Minute Play Festival

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

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2019
Performance Dates: May 10 & 11, 2019

Submit entries at:
http://tinyurl.com/MSDLT10minplayfest

For More Information, Contact:
Cassandra Richards, Director of Community Arts
crichards@ymcanyc.org | 212-912-2635

An evening of 10-minute plays, presented in the state of the art Off-Broadway Marjorie S. Deane
Little Theater at The West Side YMCA, one block from Lincoln Center.

• Playwrights are responsible for selecting a cast, director, and rehearsals.

• Previously produced plays are acceptable; plays must be original works submitted by
playwright.

• Selected plays will be required to sell 5 tickets per performance

• If you have video of previous performances, please include the link as specified.

•Selected plays will receive a video recording of their work and access to production photos.

•The Marjorie S Deane Little Theater will provide limited set pieces, lighting/sound equipment and the production staff.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Broadway Bound Theater Festival

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The application fee does not apply to members of the Dramatists Guild with proof of active membership.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11:59PM EST on Sunday, March 31, 2019. All submissions must be made through www.broadwayboundfestival.com/submit. Late applications, applications mailed via the postal serve, e-mailed or faxed will not be accepted – no exceptions will be made.

FINALIST INTERVIEWS: Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2019. Finalists will be interviewed by the Festival Director, via telephone/FaceTime/Skype.

PARTICIPANT INVITATION: Monday, April 8, 2019. Acceptance offers will be made on a rolling basis. Final acceptance offers will be made no later than Monday, April 8, 2019.

CONTRACTS AND PARTICIPATION FEE DUE: 12PM (Noon) EST on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. If invited to participate, your contract and non-refundable participation fee is due no later than 12PM (Noon) EST. If you miss this deadline, your spot will be offered to another finalist.

FESTIVAL PROPER: Techs Begin on Monday, July 29, 2019, between the hours of 9:30AM - 10:30PM.

Performances Run: Tuesday, July 30 - Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2PM, 5PM and 8PM

Applications cannot be revised once they have been submitted. Take time to review your script before submitting.

Submission form

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Take Ten Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Between Us Productions is seeking 10 minute plays for its 7th annual Take Ten Festival, April 8th - 14th at the Workshop Theater Company’s Jewelbox Theater.

Winner will receive a cash prize and a workshop of a longer production produced by Between Us Productions. Tech rehearsals are daytime on Monday April 8th & 9th. You will receive 2 performances in the evening April 9th - 12th with possible performances on the 13th & 14th (maximum of 4). Between Us Productions will provide performance space, 45 mins to 1 Hour of tech time, a board op, and general festival marketing.

There is no fee to submit, but there is a $150 fee to participate.

Please note, this is a self-producing festival.

Between Us will provide what is listed above and is happy to connect you with directors and provide guidance. Please submit by email by Sunday, February, 17th.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's MID WINTER MADNESS PERFORMANCE EVENT

To celebrate the magic of PERFORMANCE and to get everyone out of their apartments before cabin fever sets in,  we are holding our First Community Performance Event of 2019,

Manhattan Rep's Mid Winter Madness Performance Event!

Seeking fully produced:

  • Short Plays (6 - 15 minutes), 
  • Dance Pieces (3 - 15 minutes) 
  • Songs (2 songs up to 10 minutes), 
  • Stand up Comedy (up to 10 Minutes), 
  • Passionate Poetry Readings (up to 10 Minutes), 
  • and Music Acts (up to a 15 minute set)

for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's

MID WINTER MADNESS PERFORMANCE EVENT

February 21 - 24 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
17-19 West 45th St. NYC

  • Each short play, dance piece, singer, comedian, poet, music act get at least two performances if they wish.  
  • There will be a short tech, and a dress rehearsal. 
  • We will run the sound and lights and the logistics. 
  • You simply bring your art to Manhattan Rep and bring it to life!!!  
  • Submit and we will send you your dates and times for your performances and more info.


THERE IS NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.

WE SUPPLY A TECHNICIAN TO RUN THE SOUND AND LIGHTS

And we handle ticketing, posters and more.

To submit:

Your short play:

Forward us the play, running time, brief synopsis. Production history if any.

Your dance piece:

Running time, a brief synopsis or song used. Production history if any.

Song:

Name of Song and running time!  (For the show we will need a backing track or live music.)

Poetry:

Send us your poetry.

Stand up:

Send us a link or eamil an audio file of your work.

Music Act:

Forward us a link or email an audio file of your work

Email it to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com

by February 16, 2019

Please put “MID WINTER MADNESS” in the subject heading.

We will contact you ASAP as to your acceptance.

There is no submission fee.  NO FEE TO PARTICIPATE.

TheatreWorks 10 Minute Play Festival

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TheatreWorks is accepting submissions for our First Annual 10 Minute Play Festival, "Tales from the Brookside." Submissions MUST be sent via this form NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 14th, 2019. Only submissions sent this way will be accepted. The festival will be held at TheatreWorks New Milford (5 Brookside Avenue, New Milford, CT 06776) June 4 through 8, 2019.

  • A total of twenty 10 minute plays will be selected by our panel of judges from among those submitted.
  • TW Playwrights Workshop, held each Wednesday at 7:00pm at the theatre, is available to help further development of your play. Our doors are open to everyone.
  • The twenty selected plays will be presented once on one of the first three performance dates (Tues. June 4th, Wed. 5th or Thurs. 6th at 8:00 pm).
  • Two plays from each night will move into the semi-finals on Friday June 7th at 8:00pm. Four plays will be chosen from the semi-final performances for the finals on Saturday June 8th at 8:00pm.
  • CASH PRIZES will be awarded to the winners in each category (more to follow as we approach the event)

Rules

Playwrights (or their representatives) are responsible for the production of their plays-including casting, rehearsals, props, etc. TheatreWorks New Milford will provide limited set pieces, lighting/sound equipment and the production staff.

Submissions MUST be received NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 14th, 2019 an typed in standard play-script format, and be no more than ten (10) pages in a font size no smaller than 12-point.  Only plays with running times of ten (10) minutes or less will be eligible for prizes. Plays that run beyond 10 minutes may be subject to disqualification.

Submissions MUST include playwright contact info on the title page. Judging is based on audience/panel of judges combination.

Selectees will be notified BY MARCH 15th, 2019.

Early submissions may receive early notification.

A maximum of two submissions per playwright will be accepted.

Please note: There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting for ALL playwrights and/or their representatives in mid-May 2019. Exact date to be announced when selections are final and playwrights have been notified.

SUBMISSION FORM

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Watermelon One-Act Festival

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WOAF is an excellent opportunity to showcase an original one-act play in a competitive environment and to receive instructional feedback that will help to further develop the play for future productions. Cash prizes totaling more than $1,000 will be given to the best overall script, audience choice, production/director, ensemble, and performers.

We welcome all original and unpublished works between 10 and 45 minute total running time (includes set up/breakdown and curtain call). Twelve to sixteen entries will be selected based on the quality of the writing, story/plot, and character development. Minimal technical requirements is advised as there are only 60 minutes for a technical rehearsal, all props and actors must fit into a 10- by 10-foot space (prior to set up and after breakdown), and there is no technical award.
​WOAF rules and a script submission form are available below. A sample adjudication sheet is provided for educational purposes.

A total of three (3) original and unpublished scripts can be submitted for each playwright. Please remember that a separate submission form is required for each play.

The script along with its submission form must be emailed to watermelon@watermeloninc.org by Valentine's Day (February 14, 2019)

​WOAF FESTIVAL RULES.pdf
WOAF Submission Form.pdf
WOAF Submission Form.doc

WOAF_Adjudication_Sheet_SAMPLE.pdf

NOTES:

The production representative is the person submitting the play and the main point of contact. If the representative is not the playwright, a letter signed by the playwright giving WOAF permission to show a production of their play is required with the submission form.

For scripts equal in story quality, preference will be given to shorter scripts with minimal technical requirements.

Watermelon is NOT producing the play, merely presenting the finished product, which may be performed a total of two times if selected as a finalist.

Script submission is FREE.  However, if selected, a non-refundable $100 entry fee is required to assist with defraying festival expenses.

​Please email us if you have any questions.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Fourth Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival

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Submissions for the Fourth Annual Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival (AMTF), to be held in the summer in Atlanta, are open. The deadline to submit new works is February 8, 2019. Selections will be announced in April 2019, at the annual selections announcement event (details forthcoming.)

Performances will be open to the artistic community, the public, and the press. Partner venues, along with Festival dates, will be announced shortly. Tickets to the Festival will go on sale in Spring 2019.

The inaugural Festival in 2016 was a huge success, and the Festival has grown in each subsequent year. In total, AMTF has showcased 11 brand new musicals, over 9 days, exposing more than 1,200 patrons to these new works. In just 3 years, AMTF has connected more than 250 artists and provided them with the resources they need to develop new musicals in Atlanta.

Requirements

10 minutes or more of music material from an UNPRODUCED full-length musical

Audio recordings required in Mp3 format

Basic recordings will be considered (iPhone, etc), but professional recordings are suggested

Completed script required in PDF format

·1-2 page synopsis of show in PDF format

·Headshots and Bios of Writing & Creative Team are suggested, as well as any other material that best represents your show

Upload all files to 1 Dropbox folder and send to Submissions@TheAMTF.com (Be sure to include contact information)


If selected, you will be responsible for:

o   Cast & Musicians (or professional accompaniment tracks)

o   Creative Team (Including Director, Music Director, Stage Manager)

o   Rehearsal Space & Time

o   Travel and Housing in Atlanta for Cast, Musicians, & Creative Team for 1 week in July or August (Dates TBA)

o   Producers Representative (to maintain contact with AMTF Production Manager and Executive Artistic Director)

o   Funding of your project, including (but not limited to) paying actors, designers, directors, musicians, as well as MINIMAL set, costumes and props. While we cover the cost of the venue, sound and lighting equipment, marketing and press, as well as other miscellaneous expenses, you are in charge of producing your show at the Festival.


If selected, you will receive:

o   1 guaranteed performance in a professional Atlanta theater (Dates TBA)

o   Marketing materials (including show graphic, show poster, promotional photos, production photos and Festival wide program) as well as access to press outlets, which may result in interviews, features, and reviews for your production

o   Access to professional sound & lighting equipment

o   Access to a professional light board operator and sound board operator

o   Professional archival recording

o   Industry feedback

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

SOUND BITES 6.0 seeks 10-minute musicals

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  • Theatre Now New York (TNNY) will ONLY be accepting online submissions.
  • The submissions will be accepted beginning  SEPTEMBER 1, 2018 until FEBRUARY 1, 2019 at Midnight -- Any request for an extension must be received before the February deadline at soundbites@tnny.org and approval is not guaranteed.
  • There are NO FEES to submit and NO participation FEES if your show is accepted.
  • Please feel free to contact us at soundbites@tnny.org with any questions.
  • There is no limit to the number of musicals that an individual may submit, but each musical must be submitted separately.
  • Scripts must be submitted in Word or PDF format and must have a cover page with the project name, names of all members of the creative team and contact information of one primary contact person. Music file(s) of song(s) should be uploaded at the time of submission. Please also upload bios of all creative team members and a production history of the piece submitted, if any.  Finally, a letter from a theatre professional recommending your work must also accompany your submission.
  • Ten finalists will be chosen to present their musicals.
  • Each entry must be no more than 10 minutes.  It can be either a stand-alone musical or an excerpt from a larger full-scale musical or another performance piece that includes music.  If it is an excerpt, the excerpt is strongly encouraged to have a beginning, middle, and end and able to stand on its own.
  • The top ten finalists will need to be hands-on responsible for producing their own musical with the TNNY staff regardless of whether they live in NYC or not. 
  • Each musical finalist will be responsible for direction and casting of their own piece.  TNNY will help in casting and securing a director, if needed.
  • TNNY will work with you on your production helping you throughout the process. TNNY will provide up to 20 hours of rehearsal time 2 weeks prior to SOUND BITES.  Any additional or prior rehearsals needed will be your responsibility.  TNNY will provide the venue and will run the final rehearsal run-thru of all the pieces and the tech rehearsal on the day of the performance.  TNNY will also provide assorted stage cubes, stage chairs and electric keyboard. Your team, your director, and cast will be responsible for costuming & providing props and any simple scenic elements needed for your show. Your team is responsible for any and all expenses not provided by TNNY as listed here.
  • All actors, dancers, and singers must be off-book.
  • TNNY handles publicity, promotion and ticket sales.
  • Performance dates will be in the SPRING of 2019.  Based on venue availability we expect the performance date to be a Monday evening in late May 2019, subject to change.
  • If you have other questions please look at our F.A.Q. page first.  Please submit any other specific questions not covered to soundbites@tnny.org.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Manhattan Rep's Under 15 Short Play Contest

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Seeking fully produced short one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to be performed) 7 minutes to 15 minutes in length for MANHATTAN REP'S
UNDER 15 SHORT PLAY CONTEST
March 1  - March 23, 2019
at Manhattan Rep, 17-19 West 45th St. NYC

ALL SHORT PLAY PRODUCTIONS MUST BE 15 MINUTES OR LESS!

FIRST PRIZE for BEST PLAY PRODUCTION 15 MINUTES OR LESS - $500.00

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 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 February 18, 2019

Please put “UNDER 15 PLAY CONTEST” 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 February 18, 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 the play moves on to the finals.

Once accepted, there will be a $105.00 participation fee.

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

For more information, logo on to https://manhattanrep.com/

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Follows is an overview of how the competition will be run and what will be expected from each creative team participating.

There will be 5 performance series with 6 plays in each series so we are only accepting 30 plays.

Each performance series will consist of 6 play productions in each series. The 1 play from each performance series that scores the highest will go on to the Finals on Thursday March 21 , Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23 at 6:30 pm  So there will be six plays in the Finals. The one play production that scores the highest for the three Finals performances will win the $500 prize which is awarded that night.

The voting here is done by audience ballot where each play production in a performance series is rated from 6 to 1 in order of preference with no duplicates - 6 being the best. The voting is crowd-sourced in a way that prevents the play with the most friends from ALWAYS winning. We like that. It still helps to invite friends but bringing the most friends does not guarantee entrance into the finals. A great play production will!!

Another one of the things that we do that we feel is very important is that we organize and run the tech for the show so that in each performance series of 6 plays everything flows smoothly creating a professional show. We supply a technician and we run all the tech. All the scene changes between shows are orchestrated so that they are 60 seconds or less, so that the audience does not have to go crazy waiting as actors set the set for 10 minutes or more, like in other competitions in town. We create a slick professional show so that all the shows in each performance series can showcase their work in a professional context.

Lastly, we orchestrate the performance times at this competition so that there is MEET and GREET time after your performance, so you are not RUN right out of the theatre which occurs all the time at festivals throughout New York and, yes, this is super important to us too... we keep our theatre, our dressing room and bathroom super CLEAN for audience and actors alike. It is part of our mission to keep our space clean for the artists who are working here. (Some theatres in NYC are downright scary for they have never been dusted in years!)

Over 15,000 theatre artists have shared their craft at Manhattan Rep since September 2005.

Come have some fun with us this March.

With best regards,

Ken Wolf
Artistic Director
Manhattan Repertory Theatre

17th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts,

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Submissions OPEN for the 2019 Main-Stage Festival
The 17th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 8 through 21 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues

The CREATIVITY is yours; the OVERHEAD is ours. And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council there are no required application fees or participation fees, and all productions receive a box office share! We provide:

ADA and AEA approved performance venues
AEA approved venue insurance
Technical, Booth, & Front-of-house Staff
Repertory Lighting Plot & Sound system, with Video available
On-line, real-time ticketing service with audit trail
Glossy, full-color Festival brochures
Networking events & Marketing assistance for all shows
Optional co-production plans* for higher box-office shares
Deadline:  Tuesday, January 29th.
Late Submission Deadline:  ($35 Late Reading Donation due) Monday, February 25th. (NO Fee if you are on NY Medicaid)

Click on the APPLY button to go to the full Application Form. Please download a study copy so you can later complete the form in one online session (required).

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Vines Art Festival

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Vines Art Festival takes place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples in Vancouver Canada.

Are you passionate about social justice, environmental justice? Are you interested in creating in the outdoors this summer? Do you want to experience perform or create an installation in nature? With a growing community? If so we want to hear from you! Apply to present or create a work for Vines Art Festival 2019.

Vines is inviting artists of all disciplines interested in creating outdoor site-specific works at Trout Lake and other local parks to apply. Performers and visual artists will be given the opportunity to select a specific “earth-stage”. Collaboration is encouraged; applicants can choose to submit new material, as well as pre-existing works that they wish to present within the framework of Vines. Interactive art that allows audience participation is also recommended to connect the art with the community. We love experimental work and both durational and shorter pieces are accepted. In other words—we are very open! The only stipulation is the theme of work should be connected to the earth, community and/or systemic change. We value the intersectionality of social issues with environmental issues, as humans are a part of, not separate from nature, we invite you to explore what that means to your body.

APPLICATION DUE:
January 15, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST

ONLINE APPLICATION FORM

RESULTS RELEASED:
February 28, 2019

PAID:
Honorarium, project dependent

DATES OF FESTIVAL:
August 7-18, 2019 (main event on August 17)

POSSIBLE LOCATIONS:
Trout Lake Park (South end), Vanier Park, Crab Park, Stanley Park, Kits Beach, Strathcona Park, Pandora Park

Art reveals the emotive tissues connecting science, data and policy to humankind, welcoming people to connect to a story or idea. There are many campaigns and strategies that could use your voice.
The following are local environmental campaigns that we you may consider when creating a new work:

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Summerfest 2019 Festival Seeks Play Productions

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FIRST PRIZE $4,000

Total Prizes Granted $ 7,600

to submit
http://newyorktheaterfestival.com/summerfest-festivals/

Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage!  Submit your work to the Summerfest 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 15 seasons.

Submissions Accepted from the Tristate Area 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 offer:

§  A quality venue.
99 beautiful red fabric seats and 4 wheel-chair friendly spots. A stage the side of your average 2 bedroom apartment in Manhattan (29’x22’) with plenty of backstage space, room in the wings, a large dressing room complete with mirrors, sink, clean and functional bathroom.

§  Need set/prop pieces? No problem.
What other festival offers you the use of 86 set props/furniture in their storage for free? Not only do we invite you to use our items, we offer free storage.  It’s not fun double parking your truck outside of theaters to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s annoying lugging all your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway throughout the length of your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space- and that’s not easy to come by in NYC!

§  Easy to use technology.
Where else will you get a lighting plot of 94 lights, complete with LED lights that can flush a full range of deep color to your scenes.  You are also free to use our two projectors that project a back stage image of 21×12′ and a a top image of 12×8′.

§  If MUSIC be the food of love, play on!
Need music?  We also have a Yamaha brand 88-key electric piano, complete with a suspension pedal, music stand, piano stool, and a light to read the music.

Do you know how important it is to have ample tech rehearsal time?
For a Full-Length (45-90 minute long play) we give you 4,5 hours for tech.
For a One-Act (20-45 minute long play) we give you 2,5 hours for tech.
For a Short (5-20 minute long piece) we give you 60 minute for tech.

§  What’s more important than advertising your show?
Large posters, detailed information, and a catchy blurb of your show… That’s more like it! You can copy the link and share that post without embarrassment.  Additionally, we will send you a link for tickets that is easy to share with your family, friends, colleagues, and community. All cast and crew from all productions however earns free tickets to see all other shows in the festival

§  Prime performance hours
 We give you only ideal prime time slots, 45 minutes of ample set-up time before performances, and since the festival runs for 3 months each production has time to breathe.

§  No seasonal volunteers
One of our principle team members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times and performances. You will always see a familiar face!  Feel free to ask for help or special guidance to make your performance a success. Your questions will be answered in a matter of hours from the festival’s team.  You will never have to wait days for a response.  Our staff is knowledgeable and experienced, providing you with real answers and a personal touch.

§  Award ceremony

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Nextfest Arts Company Festival

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The Nextfest Arts Company (Alberta Canada) is delighted to share the submission calls for Theatre and MainStage Projects for Nextfest 2019.

Emerging creators, theatre makers, playwrights, and artists of all disciplines are invited to fill out the submission form and send scripts or pitches for consideration for our mainstage presentation and development streams (progress showings and readings) during Nextfest 2019 (May 30- June 9, 2019).

The Nextfest Arts Company presents Nextfest: an annual arts festival dedicated to the cultivation and presentation of emerging professional artists in the disciplines of music, visual art, dance, poetry, film, theatre, and multi-disciplinary performance.

“Emerging” is defined as any artist in any discipline practicing within the first ten years of their career.

Questions, concerns, or queries about submitting? Have an idea, but not sure how to write about it? Putting together your first pitch and need some guidance? Not too sure which form your should fill out? Hit up our Festival Director Ellen Chorley at ellen@nextfest.ca and she’ll help you out!


Script Submission
Due: January 25, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's SHORT PLAY PROJECT

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Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by February 7)
21 - 40 minute 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
SHORT PLAY PROJECT
February 7 - March 31, 2019
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 Jan. 23, 2019.

Please put “SHORT PLAY PROJECT” 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 Jan. 23, 2019, 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: www.manhattanrep.com

Short Play & Musical Festival - SEX 2019

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February 7 – February 24, 2019

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012

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:   “SEX!”

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

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

** Note **

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

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

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

Submissions open: December 21, 2018
Submissions close: January 5, 2019 at 11p
Play selection announced on or about; January 10th

For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

SITTING SHOTGUN seeks proposal submissions for the Spring 2019 Mainstage Season

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The Spring Season will take place February - May 2019

Qualifying proposals must be:

-full length performance based projects of any discipline
-ready to be presented to an audience
-able to be produced on an indie budget (please see the link below for specifications about space)
-created by and with emergining artists
-prioritize and highlight intersectional and equitable theatre making
-based in NY and willing/able to travel to Brooklyn
-non union only

Exceptional candidates will:

-be able to attract and engage with an audience outside of our existing network
-engage with innovative methods of performance making
-present new and bold ideas, seeking to investigate uncharted territory in the current world of theatre-making

Submissions are due December 21st by 11:59pm. 

There is NO FEE to submit.

Please see www.sitting-shotgun.com/submit for more information. You can also see the work we have previously produced at www.sitting-shotgun.com/archive.

Please note - submissions for shorts are not accepted at this time. Sign up for our mailing list at www.sitting-shotgun.com to stay tuned for information about a festival of short work coming Summer 2019.

SITTING SHOTGUN is a theatre production company that aims to foster a diverse community of emerging artists, prioritizing equitable and intersectional theatre-making. With the intention of making space for artists to collaborate, create, share their practice, and expand their network, Sitting Shotgun seeks to fill a void in the emerging artist community, providing support and affordable opportunities for artists to pursue their craft and produce new work.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Playwright's Showcase at Manhattan Rep

Seeking fully produced, 

(cast, directed and ready to be performed by January 25 - March 31, 2019)

10 - 25 minute 1 act plays 

for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 

PLAYWRIGHT’S SHOWCASE
Winter 2019

January 25 - March 31 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 

17-19 West 45th St. NYC

Each 10 - 25 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 10-25 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 production history (if it has been produced before and where)

your mailing address, 

and a creative team leader contact email address to:

by January 9, 2019.

Please put “Playwright’s Showcase” in the subject heading. 

We will contact you within a day or so 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 January 9, 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: www.manhattanrep.com 

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