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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Saturday, January 15, 2022

TEDxAsburyPark seeking short original plays

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Deadline: January 20, 2022

In its 10th season, TEDxAsburyPark is broadening its commitment to ideas by seeking short original plays to be produced and directed at the Two River Theater Red Bank NJ as part of the April 30, 2022 TEDxAsburyPark all-day production of Joy.

JOY is the theme. Any aspect of Joy is fair game. Bliss, ecstasy, happiness, contentment, sensuality, altered awareness, consciousness, mindfulness, loss of joy, anti-joy. Plays must have a running time of less than 15 minutes, involve a small cast and be suitable for a simple stage production. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded.

Submissions link is here:
https://tedxasburypark.submittable.com/submit/3471dd84-c8ac-42d1-b2c2-873f47674f49/joy-plays-2022

The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees, to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast. 

The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has had over 6 million views. If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on YouTube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates. Casting will be an open call with director, and the playwright is free to invite actors as part of the process.

 Important: We can only review small cast plays between 10 and 20 minutes in length. 

Submissions will be evaluated on originality, an idea worth spreading, language, and suitability for virtual production

With appreciation of your work, Brian Smiga, John Orefice, and the TEDxAsburyPark team more info:
tedxasburypark.com

Optik Theatre’s professional showcase for new and original theatre scripts and writers

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Deadline: January 31, 2022

Call out open for the March 2022 show at The Annexe Richmond upon Thames

General guidelines for submissions:
  • We are looking for original and unperformed scripts.
  • Final date for sending scripts to this round: Monday January 31 2022
  • Only one script per writer please!
  • We consider shorter plays and full length theatre scripts (we will perform an extract)
  • There are no specific guidelines regarding style or theme.
  • Scripts should aspire to full live production, with achievable cast and technical requirements.
Please send your script in PDF or Word format to mail@barryedwards.net

Looking forward to reading your work!

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES

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Deadline: January 21, 2022 at 12 midnight

Troy Foundry Theatre (Troy, NY) is currently accepting submissions of new plays for the 2022 February sessions of the DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES, which is dedicated to the support and development of new playwrights and new work. The selected plays will be presented in staged reading format with the possibility of consideration for a full production. Please see below for details and submission directions.

2022 FEBRUARY SESSION: VISUAL ART AND THEATRE

We’re calling for submissions of new plays or devised pieces of work in which visual art is a central theme; this includes works having to do with the process of creating visual art, the world of visual art or having to do with the life and/or process of visual artists. We are only accepting submissions for works that have never been produced. 

Seeking scripts of any length.

Submissions for the FEBRUARY session will be accepted until 12am midnight on FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022. 

 The selected readings will take place in two sessions on Monday February 21 and Monday February 28, 2022 at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY with a full cast and director.


To submit your work email to tftsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: 2022_FEBDDM _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PLAY. 

Please include a short playwright’s bio, a production history of the piece, and a copy of the play in PDF or WORD doc format. 

Due to the large volume of plays we receive, you may only hear back from us if your play is selected for reading. To learn more about Troy Foundry Theatre visit www.troyfoundrytheatre.com.

https://www.facebook.com/TroyFoundryTheatre/

https://www.instagram.com/troyfoundrytheatre/

Saturday, January 1, 2022

5th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

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THEY HAVE MET THEIR 240 PLAY LIMIT - DO NOT SUBMIT

Deadline: February 1, 2022
(or until 240 plays have been received)

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA (TASN) is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its Fifth Annual Short Play Festival outdoors and over two weekends, August, 2022.

Our submission window opens on January 1, 2022 and closes on February 1, 2022, or until 240 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and there are no restrictions on content. Workshops, readings, and several previous productions are A-OK.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit and each of our six winning

Playwrights will receive a $50.00 stipend.

As we enter 2022, it’s likely that we’ll be on the outdoor-boards in August, producing and performing live theater in front of our wonderful audiences. But there’s a small chance that live theater will fall victim to variants and that we switch to a virtual offering. Either way, this show will go on.

So, your play should be meant for the stage AND be easily adaptable to the Zoom format. A play with 10 characters, elaborate settings, and a lot of props, isn’t going to work. A play with five or less characters with simple technical requirements probably will.

Email: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

Please submit a PDF version of your script (PDF’s only please, no exceptions) which includes all of your contact information. No Bios please. We’d like the work to speak for itself.

TASN is a 501c3 non-profit and your tax deductible donations are used to help defray the cost of producing our Festival which is dedicated solely to supporting and producing New Work. If you’d like to make a donation, checks made payable to: The Actors Studio of Newburyport, can be mailed to: The Tannery Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA 01950. Also, donations may be made via this PayPal link.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of readings and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold our All-Day Selection Sunday Extravaganza, putting all semi-finalists on their feet. The six winners will be announced in June, 2022, with the top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

This Festival is sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop whose playwrights have been produced at more than 250 venues around the country.

Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on Facebook or go to https://www.newburyportacting.org/ for more information.

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Submissions are now open for the Theatre Southwest - Readers' Theatre Matinee

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Deadline: January 5, 2022 by 11:59 PM

General guidelines are listed below and are subject to change.

Approximately 8-12 selected plays will be read and voted on by the attending audience. One $100 prize will be awarded to the play voted on as audience favorite.

General guidelines

Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.

Monologues and one person plays are not accepted.

All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter).

All plays should be 5 to 10 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 4-11 pages, excluding title page).

Plays should be conducive to Readers' Theatre with simple stage directions and a story expressed mostly through dialogue, not action.

Submission guidelines

Scripts are accepted via U.S. mail or email. If using U.S. mail entry must be postmarked by Jan. 5, 2022. If emailed sent by 11:59 p.m. on the same date (1/5/22). Scripts will not be returned.

Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information, as well as a list of characters and a brief synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.

ALL mailed in scripts should be stapled in the upper left-hand corner.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.

Mail entries to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-RTM

Or Email to:
mimiholloway@gmail.com

Sunday, December 19, 2021

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing seeks short comedic plays from female-identified playwrights for publication

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Coordinated by
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu of Pace University
Publisher TBA

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version.

Submissions from the United States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator. The volume will have 10-12 comedies.

1. the play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has prescribed laughter),

2. the script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the volume is coordinated/commissioned via an organization dedicated to womxn playwrights exclusively),

3. the script must be short, i.e., no longer than 20-30 pages (because I, like you, crave for comedic essence),

4. the script must be composed during “the longest year of our lives,” or how I call 2020-21 (because the intention is to see how womxn have used laughter as a coping mechanism during the pandemic),

5. hence, it can be realistic, symbolic, absurd: you choose, you are free! It could have had a reading, two readings, or 1,000 readings on Zoom.

6. Our main goal is to see how we understand and produce comedy worldwide and how we tap into our creative resources to deal with the trauma of a pandemic via mild to strong laughs.

Submit your piece by New Year’s Eve of 2021 to fflorescu@pace.edu

with the subject line “Thalia’s Daughters.” The process of reading, evaluating, and making a decision will commence with a good wine, a great laughter, and a chance to see womxn in their full, vibrant potential. Info about the publisher and how to devise our own apotropaic masks will be announced at a later date.

About the coordinator: Catalina Florina Florescu was born in Romania, earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, and lives on the East Coast of the U.S. She has published and/or edited 8 books on immigration, hospitalization/health, motherhood, and more. She teaches at Pace in New York. She organizes a festival of new plays and is the coordinator for “Voices,” an international festival of plays both organized by JCTC. Her CV and other info can be found here: http://www.catalinaflorescu.com/

May Θαλεια bless and guide our journey!

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

South Street Players 11th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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Deadline: January 2, 2022, 11:59 pm

Spring Lake, NJ

Call for original, short plays by playwrights from tri-state area (NJ, NY, PA).

South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred, 15 mins maximum) plays for its 11th Annual  Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place March 18-20, 2022 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The festival, which receives more than 300 scripts annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original, short plays written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for our audiences.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should their play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Carlow Little Theater International Playwriting Competition 2022

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Deadline: December 20, 2021 at midnight

SUBMISSION FORM

Carlow, Ireland

The competition is open to all writers over 18 years old, both members and non-members, local and international. The play submitted must be in English and be an original work of the entrant that has not yet been published, nor performed on stage previously, nor received any awards previously. No entry fee is required.

The script length / duration of the play should not exceed 20 minutes.

Scripts are to be sent electronically to Carlow Little Theatre Society, by emailing them tocarlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the subject header of ‘2021/22 Playwriting Competition’, along with fully completed entry form attached to the email. 

Note that the entrant’s name should appear only on the entry form and not on the scripts.

DEADLINE: the deadline for entry is midnight of Monday 20th December 2021.

The 3 finalist plays selected for rehearsed readings will be announced on Friday 4th February 2022, with the entrants also contacted directly.

Two independent adjudicators will judge the final three scripts prior to the rehearsed readings. The rehearsed readings of the three finalist plays are then planned to be streamed on Saturday 19th February 2022. Online voting will begin as this stream finishes and this online vote will remain open until 23:59 on Monday 21st February 2022. The online votes will count for 34% of the final total with the remaining 66% split between the two adjudicators. 

The overall outright winner of the competition will be announced on Tuesday 22nd February 2022, with a monetary prize of €500 for 1st place, €300 for 2nd place and €200 for third place kindly sponsored by local marketing and call centre company, Maven TM.

Playwrights are asked to read the guidelines below before submitting their play for consideration:
  • Each play should have a running time of up to 20 minutes. As a guide, use the format: 1 page equals approximately 1 minute of performance time.
  • Script formats are not strict and can take a variety of forms. However, it must be clearly formatted and the recommended format is 12pt, double-spaced, Times New Roman.
  • Plays should be sent as doc (Word) or PDF, via email only. We do not accept hard copy.
  • Each script should be numbered, with the title of the play at the top of each page.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear on the script.
  • All entrants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • The script should not have been published, performed previously or be scheduled for performance or have received any awards previously.
  • The play should not be an excerpt from a longer work.
  • We do not accept adaptations.
  • Closing date for entries is midnight (GMT), Monday 20th December 2021.
  • Entries are to be sent by email to carlowlittletheatre@gmail.com with the Subject Header of ‘2021/22 Playwriting Competition’.
  • Each submission must be accompanied by the fully completed entry form. The entry form can be downloaded directly from HERE.
  • Entry to the competition provides Carlow Little Theatre Society with permission and rights to perform all received plays in a rehearsed reading. A recording of the rehearsed readings will then be streamed online and will remain on Carlow Little Theatre Society's social media for a period of no more than seven days thereafter.
  • Selected finalist writers are asked, but not required, to be available for communications with the director assigned to their play, either via electronic communication, phone or in person meetings. The director retains the final artistic control over each plays' production but all efforts will be made to engage with the writers wishes where possible.
  • Alterations to the scripts (only with the expressed consent of the writer), will be permitted during rehearsals up to seven days prior to the streaming of the rehearsed reading. After this point, a final script will be sent to the independent adjudicators.
  • The online votes will account for 34% of the final total. The remaining 66% will be split between two independent judges, who will adjudicate on the scripts only and not the rehearsed readings.

Sunday, December 5, 2021

Short Play & Musical Festival - LUV 2022

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Deadline: December 15, 2021

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

DATES & LOCATIONS:

February 10th-27th, 2022

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: "LUV" Make it sweet or sexy - Luv is Luv!

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

** Note **

1) Playwrights are responsible for producing their own play - Host (us) 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: October 7, 2021 Submissions close: December 15, 2021

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.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Love Swell Productions Seeks Adoption Stories for Adoption Awareness Theater Project

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Deadline: November 30, 2021

Are you a writer whose life has been touched by adoption? We want your story for a new theater event that will highlight personal stories about adoption from diverse perspectives, with all viewpoints welcomed and encouraged.

This show will be professionally directed and performed in January 2022 in San Diego, CA. Writers agree that accepted pieces may become part of composite scenes that will feature multiple voices for maximum emotional impact and range. We commit to you that your submission will be treated with respect and compassion. If edits are necessary for flow and clarity, we will share these with you in advance. The intention is to create an annual adoption-themed theatrical experience; if your submission is not selected, it may be considered for a future production, with your permission. Thank you for entrusting us with your story.

This event is executive produced by Lauren Bergquist and Samantha Goldstein, founders of Love Swell Productions and two San Diego-based writers and veteran theater professionals, who are each respectively part of adoptive families.

Submission Details:

- Submission deadline: November 30, 2021

- No submission fee

- Guidelines can accommodate brief autobiographical theatrical works, such as a monologue, scene or short play. Writer may submit more than one submission for consideration.

- Please submit your piece via email to adoptiontheatreproject@gmail.com in MS Word or PDF format, with the subject line “Adoption Awareness Theater Project.” Include your name, title of piece, preferred contact information and short bio (150 words maximum).

- We will confirm receipt of your submission, and notify you in December 2021 whether or not your piece has been selected for this production.

- Please note: Accepted pieces may become part of composite scenes that will feature multiple voices for maximum emotional impact and range. If edits are necessary for flow and clarity, we will share these with you in advance.

- Any questions? Please email adoptiontheatreproject@gmail.com

- Web site: https://www.facebook.com/adoptiontheatreproject

Sunday, November 21, 2021

One Moment In Time: A One-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: November 30, 2021 11:59PM EST 
or when 100 submissions have been made

Festival date: Saturday, February 12th, 2022

We are seeking scripts for our one-minute play festival!

This special event will take place live on stage and be simulcast via a streaming service to audiences worldwide from Charlton, MA.

In one night, approximately 60 sixty-second plays will be performed as a rehearsed staged reading by a group of actors...and we want your work to be part of the program!

  • Plays must be no longer than 60 seconds when performed.
  • To be considered, submissions are due by November 30th at 11:59PM EST or when 100 submissions have been made (whichever comes first).
  • Playwrights may submit up to FIVE scripts, but they must all be included as one file.
  • All plays must be in PDF form.
  • All subject matter/language will be considered, but keep in mind this is a staged reading.
  • There is no financial compensation for accepted work.
  • You will be contacted in early December if your play is accepted.

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

SEEKING PLAYWRIGHTS The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series - March 31- April 3, 2022. 

Co-produced with the Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts and Humanities at the historic Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, ND Seeking seven 10-minute plays by playwrights who identify as women residing anywhere in the world, written in English, along with seven monologues written by teenage girls in Grand Forks, ND or East Grand Forks, MN. 

Topic: 

We are interested in what is on your mind. However, the play must not exceed 10-minutes performing time. Please follow standard play format* and read your play aloud and time it. Due to the nature of the series, 11 minutes is 1 minute too long. 

Considerations: Casts of no more than five, 2-4 is preferred. Sets will be representational, and directors will have access to a table, chairs, and cubes. 

No complicated costume or lighting requirements. 

Series will be presented in Studio E – the black box theatre at the historic Empire Arts Center. There are two entrances: One on stage right and left of the space. 

Compensation: Each writer of a play will be paid $50 for performance rights

Each monologue writer will be paid $25. 

Submission Guidelines: Deadline is Dec. 31, 2021. 

Please limit your submission to one play/monologue. 

This include teenagers who are eligible to submit either a monologue or a 10-minute play. 

Please email a blind copy of play/monologue. Submit two pdf documents attached in a single email: 

Document #1: Title page with play/monologue title and playwright’s contact info. 

Document #2 – Play/monologue without the playwright’s name anywhere in the script. Include just the title at the top of the first page. 

Monologue writers: Teen girls must be in middle school or high school at the time of submission. Must attend school in Grand Forks, ND or East Grand Forks, MN. Please include your school on the title page. 

Email to Kathleen Coudle-King, Managing Artistic Director, Empire Theatre Company: kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com. 

Response: Playwrights will be notified by February 1st if their work is accepted for The Incubator Series. The Incubator Series is made possible by the Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts and Humanities and a grant from the Women’s Fund, through the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region. 

Questions? Email kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com 


**ALSO SEEKING DIRECTORS. STIPEND PROVIDED. EMAIL letter of interest and/or directing resume to etc@empireartscenter.com .

Monday, November 15, 2021

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival honors new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors.

The festival endeavors both to recognize playwrights for their outstanding work and to provide a resource for universities across the country to identify dynamic plays with robust roles for college-aged actors for production at their institutions. The festival features both a full-length and short play division.

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival will be held on the beautiful River Campus Arts Center at the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University from June 13-18, 2022.

See 2021 Selections

Full Length Submissions

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of primarily (or exclusively) characters in their teens and twenties.
  • A mid- to large-sized cast (i.e., at least five actors, preferably at least ten).
  • Significant representation (in both number and quality) of roles for female-identifying actors.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to actors from under-represented groups.

Full-length plays should not have had a previous full production. Workshops and readings are fine.

Finalists for the festival’s top prize will receive airfare and housing to participate in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival on the campus of the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University in June of 2022. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the top prize will be announced at the end of the week-long event.

The winning full-length play will receive:
  • A world premiere production in the 2022-2023 Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance theatre season.
  • Consideration of the play for publication by Concord Theatricals, the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection.
  • A meeting for the playwright with new play acquisition staff at Concord Theatricals.

SUBMIT A FULL-LENGTH PLAY

Short Play Submissions
Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of exclusively characters in their teens and twenties.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to female-identifying actors and actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous full production under an Actors Equity agreement. Non-union productions, workshops, and readings are fine.

The five finalist short plays will receive:
A staged reading at the 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.
Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.

SUBMIT A SHORT PLAY

Questions

If you have any questions, please email the festival’s Artistic Director, Kitt Lavoie (klavoie@semo.edu).

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Submit a short play to The Painkiller Project

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Deadline: November 4, 2021 GMT

 

Before submitting your script, please make sure that:

Your name, email address and any personal details do NOT appear anywhere on your script. This is to prevent any unconscious bias that might otherwise occur. Scripts that do include information that reveals your identity will not be considered.

Your script is no longer than 1500 words, including directions and character names

It includes a title page with a title, a synopsis and a casting suggestion for each character (none of this is included in your word count.)

It is written for either 1 or 2 actors

It is either a PDF or Word file

It has not previously been submitted to project. We do not accept re-submissions unless specifically asked for.

Finally, please do not submit more than one script per submission window.


Sunday, October 31, 2021

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

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

FLEAS ON THE DOG is open for submissions

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Deadline: November 1, 2021

Oh Drat! The gutter press is back!!! Yes, the unnatural heir to ‘The Beats’ is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays and nonfiction for our milestone (drum roll, please…) ISSUE 10!!! We’re hungry for junk that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk that will put your family and friends in denial for months! So do the politically incorrect thing and send us your bling! See our guidelines for details and learn new ways to sabotage your literary career!

 Runs Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. Contact editors@fleasonthedog.com

We are a collective of writers/editors who publish a non profit online magazine for those who are on the avant garde and outside the box. 

WHAT WE LIKE 
  • Fiction: We take pretty much everything. Mainstream, traditional, literary, barbaric yawps, flash, metafiction, experimental, sci/fi, speculative, fantasy, mystery, micro, nano, grunge, bad (but it better be good!), modernist, post-modernist, spamlit, kitschlit, retro, metro, outsider, novel excerpts, graphic stories, even comics.   Our only criterion is quality. 
  • Poetry: Up to ten poems any style.
  • Plays: Any style up to five acts. 
  • Screenplays: any subject, any length.
  • Nonfiction: Kick ass op-eds, essays and articles on topical topics that are sure to p*** somebody off, memoirs, manifestos, reviews, games, nonsense and other cogent junk. Politically incorrect is welcome as long as it doesn’t devolve into invective!
WHO YOU ARE
Anybody whose engines burn when they write. You can have won literary awards or never published at all. Degrees don’t impress us—it’s your work that matters. 

 
ONLINE PUBLISHING GUIDELINES 
 
  • There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)
  • Fiction/Nonfiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.
  • Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).
  •  Include the genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.
  • Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. Submit to only one category per issue.
  • We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival


Deadline: March 30, 2022

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2022 Virtual Play Festival. 

Seeking short plays (no more than 15 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

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

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. 

We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. 

Seeking actors and directors, too.

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

4th Annual Theatrical Spooktacular

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Deadline: October 8, 2021

Submit to TheatricalSpooktacular@gmail.com

  • We are looking for original short plays (or other theatrical pieces) that are 10 minutes or less.
  • This evening is being produced on Halloween and we encourage any submissions that may resonate thematically, whether they directly relate to Halloween or not.
  • While we will consider anything and everything, we especially want to see submissions that are either comedic or spooky, as this fits best with the tone of the evening.
  • Have something that isn't quite a play, but you think it fits? Send us a video link.
  • Because we are small and have limited tech, eash-to-produce pieces are more likely to be selected. We also recommend submitting plays with a smaller cast size.

  • The event will take place the afternoon of Sunday, October 31 in New York City. Exact time and location TBA.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to submit from anywhere and local playwrights may be as involved in the process as they would like.
  • We work to match plays that need them with directors and actors and help to coordinate rehearsal space.
  • This is an unpaid event, as we are not profiting from it.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Lift Every Voice: Black Women Speak Monologue and Short Play Festival

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Deadline: October 31, 2021 midnight EDT

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, understands that black female playwrights are underserved when it comes to the production of their work. We are holding a call for black female playwrights from the United States to submit monologues and short plays that reflect their personal experience, their dreams, joys and hopes. 

These monologues and short plays will be presented live by Fantasy Theatre Factory on February 26, 2022 and a filmed version will run on their YouTube channel for a month afterwards. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected.

Submission Guidelines:

-Submissions accepted from female black playwrights who reside in the United States.

-Three submissions per writer maximum.

-The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.

-The short plays should have all female casts

-Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021; midnight EDT.

-Monologue should read between 1 and 3 minutes; short plays between 5 and 10 minutes. (Please time your work before submitting.)

-Submit work as a PDF document.

IMPORTANT:

-Cover page - include: name, mailing address, phone and email address.

Email scripts to: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

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