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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Friday, February 26, 2021

Red Eagle Souring seeks short plays by Native playwrights

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Deadline: March 8, 2021 11:59 PM PST

Seattle, Washington

Red Eagle Soaring seeks plays between 10 - 30 minutes written by Native playwrights.

These plays will be performed by Native Youth as part of Red Eagle Soaring's inaugural short play festival in June 2021. The playwright of each selected play will be compensated with a licensing fee of $100 per performance.

For this year's play festival we are excited to focus on the question: Who do you want to be?

Plays can explore any facets of this question or answer. Who do you want to become? What challenges or obstacles are you facing to become that person? When do you want to become that person? Are there other expectations or obligations that wish to define you differently?

Please keep in mind in your submissions that the play will be performed by predominantly youth actors via an online platform like Zoom. We are excited for plays that feature multi-generational casts and stories that young actors can relate to.

Plays must be submitted in either Word or PDF format.

The front page of the script must list:

  • Title of the play
  • Full Name
  • Tribal Affiliation
  • Date of Birth
  • Home Address
  • Email
  • Phone Number

Submissions are due Monday, March 8 by 11:59 PM PST via email at AD@redeaglesoaring.org

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to AD@redeaglesoaring.org

Monday, February 22, 2021

Shawnee Playhouse /Worthington Players seeks plays

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Deadline: March 31, 2021

***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***

Playwrights are encouraged to submit their original works!

Each year, Worthington Players will produce and perform the original work(s) of a playwright(s), chosen by our Executive Committee from among submissions received in our open contest and read before a live audience.

Beginning with the 2017 season, works produced previously at any theatrical venue are no longer eligible for consideration.

Original Play Submission Requirements

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2022 productions. Plays will be read over the summer of 2021 and the winners will be produced in 2022.
Deadline for submission is March 31, 2021.

Short Plays Should Include:
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # # or END to assure that all the pages are included

Full Length Plays Should Include:
  • The Full Play 
  • A 30 Minute selection. This a something that could be presented as a representation of your work to our voting committee.
  • Stage directions
  • Synopsis
  • Anything additional you would like the audience to be aware of
  • Page Numbers
  • Brief plot summary & setting description
  • Title on every page (footer)
  • List of all characters with description (M/F, age, etc)
  • # # # or END to assure that all the pages are included

Submissions must be accompanied by a submission fee and the Shawnee Playwrights Series Form available below

Submission Fees are as follows

$25 for Full Length
$15 for One Act/Short Play

***Submission fee will be waived if playwright submits hard copies of play, with a copy for each reader/character and the Host/Director.***


Click Here For Submission Form

Payment info:
Pay by check

Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware PA 18356
Pay with credit card
submission form
or by calling 570-421-5093 during regular business hours.
Electronic files may be submitted to:

shawneeplayhouseexecdir@gmail.com
Electronic files must be submitted in one of the following formats:
.doc, .txt, .rtf, .pdf
Conversion into one of these formats is the responsibility of the playwright.
Other formats will not be accepted.
Paper submissions may be mailed to:

Shawnee Original Playwrights Series
The Shawnee Playhouse
PO Box 159
Shawnee on Delaware, PA 18356

Shawnee places no limits on the genre, style, or length of plays submitted.
Production of Winning Play

Responsibility for final production of the play lies solely with Worthington Players. The director will be chosen by the Executive staff of the Shawnee Playhouse. No monetary prize or compensation is paid.

Each year, Worthington Players produces original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Call for Pirandellian Dramaturgies

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

PSA, the Journal of the Pirandello Society of America (https://www.pirandellosociety.org), seeks submissions of short dramatic pieces (5 to 30 minutes of expected performance time) inspired by the theatre and literary works of Luigi Pirandello, for publication in the next or future issues and potential production. Scripts should be previously unpublished and unproduced.

An essential requirement is that proposed contributions both reinterpret and clearly reference a specific work or more by Pirandello, be it a play, short story, novel, or essay. The connection could take several forms: development or updating of an existing scene/play by Pirandello, background on a character demonstrated through monologue or dialogue, theatre within the theatre, transformation for different media or site-specific performance, dramatization of a prose piece, dialogue between characters from different works, alternative endings, alternative casting, engagement with a contemporary issue, etc.

Accepted scripts will be considered for actual production, either digitally or as staged reading/full performance in the context of a post-pandemic Pirandello festival.

Proposals related to Six Characters in Search of An Author should be e-mailed by March 15, 2021 to psa2017conference@gmail.com and, if accepted, will be published on the next thematic issue (XXXIII, 2020); all others will be scheduled for publication in the following issue (XIV, 2021).

Friday, February 12, 2021

Seeking scripts based on people or events from Quaker history

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No deadline

The 15th Street Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, a prominent Quaker congregation in Manhattan, NYC, is seeking scripts based on people or events from Quaker history. 

We're planning a non-union production in 2022 in our beautiful meetinghouse, a landmark building, in Gramercy.

We’re accepting:
  • scripts of any genre: biography, fictionalized documentary, etc…
  • scripts of any length
  • scripts with any number of characters
  • scripts in any style: epic, naturalistic, etc…
  • scripts addressing any audience: young audiences, young adult, general, etc…
  • Scripts suitable for any venue (except scripts demanding a proscenium): outdoors, large hall, medium-sized room, etc…
We have no deadline (our schedule is open) and we’re interested in anything you’d like to send! There are no restrictions on submissions. What we don’t produce we’ll keep in our library for further reference.

Please send scripts (MS Word of PDF) - or enquiries for further information - to:
stevecapra@pipeline.com .
https://quaker.org/legacy/15stfriends/

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Basement Theatre seeks plays

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Deadline: February 14, 2021 at midnight CST

The Basement Theatre a student-run theatre company based in St. Charles, Missouri. Committed to bringing cutting-edge, small scale theatre to our community.

The past 12 months have made us all want to scream a collective, 'D@mn, Sh!t, F*ck!"' What better way to shout this frustrations from the rooftops than a play festival centered around the freedom of expressing these feelings?

We welcome any and all play submissions and highly encourage the submission of material involving the expression of feelings about the past year. A scathing commentary on the 2020? Send it. A catharsis on political issues? We love it. A memoir requiring flying expletives every page? You can cuss us out as much as you'd like.

We request that play or excerpt submissions be no longer than 20 minutes. Submissions are due Feb. 14th by Midnight (CST) You must submit these to TheOfficialBasementTheatre@gmail.com

What's in it for you? Fair question. We are offering a cash prize of $200 for our favorite work which will be selected by a panel of four judges. The top four playwrights will have the opportunity to present their work in a public staged reading over Zoom on Feb. 23rd for all participants, friends, and family to view. This will include a rehearsal with our artistic director and a cast of your choosing (more details to follow pending submission).

The Basement Theatre is an independent, self-produced theatre company striving to create a safe space for experimental work. We look forward to reading your submissions! Any comments, questions, or concerns can be directed to our email provided above.
For more info, visit our Instagram: @theofficialbasementtheatre

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Santa Clara Review—Call for Submissions in All Genres

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Deadline: February 19, 2021

Send us your fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and art by February 19th for our Spring 2021 issue. We are open to all styles and themes and publish work from around the world. 

We are especially looking to publish writing from Black writers, Indigenous writers, writers of color, and LGBTQIA2S+ writers. 

Your best flash nonfiction and fiction works, satires and humorous pieces, and short screenplays and plays will be sure to catch our eye! This is also a call for virtual art. We publish 12 pages of full-color art and photography! For submission guidelines and details, please visit santaclarareview.com.

Please limit your submission to 5,000 words or less. Most pieces we publish are between 2,000-4,000 words. 

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Hey Playwright seeks 5 minute plays

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Deadline: January 27, 2021

We are excited to announce another submission opportunity just in time for Valentines Day. We are seeking 5-minute play scripts in the spirit of Valentine’s Day (love, heartbreak, friendship, or anywhere in between) as part of our V-Minute Valentines festival to be performed on live on Zoom on Feb. 13, 2021.

To submit a script, fill out this SUBMISSION FORM and we’ll let you know what comes next.

Important Dates:

Jan. 27 – Deadline to submit interest form

Feb. 5 – Deadline to submit play

Feb. 13 – Live performance via Zoom


Friday, January 22, 2021

2ND ACT PLAYERS’ 2021 PLAYWRITING COMPETITION — 2021 ISN’T 2020, OR IS IT?

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Evanston IL

Deadline: January 30, 2020

The Evanston 2nd Act Players is announcing its short-play script competition for the coming year entitled 2021: It’s not 2020, or is it? Plays that look at people changing in a changing world.

“There’s no question 2020 was a year of immense change for America, whether you looked at health issues, social justice issues or political issues. We’re looking for scripts with characters who are dealing with all those changes to create 2nd acts in their lives,” says 2nd Act Players’ Artistic Director John N. Frank. “We want scripts that deal with the issues of the past year and the coming year, either seriously or comically.”

Scripts should be a maximum of 15 pages with a maximum cast size of three characters. 

In keeping with the 2nd Act Players’ mission, characters should be adults, with preference given to plays that look at older adults and the particular challenges they face in today’s uncertain world. “Isolation and loneliness have been major issues for older adults during the Covid-19 pandemic, as an example,” says Frank.

“And many adults have dramatically changed their lives during the pandemic, whether it be where they live or how they make their livings. Others have become actively involved in social issues they have become newly conscious of. All of that could be fodder for scripts for our competition,” Frank says.

The 2nd Act Players will select six winning scripts to be performed online in April 2021.

There’s no cost for playwrights to submit scripts for the contest. Winners will receive small prizes.

To submit scripts, simply fill out the entry form online and we will contact you with instructions on how to forward a copy of your script to us. The deadline for entering is Jan. 30, 2021.


Contest basics:
  • Plots: Plays should deal with 2nd acts in characters’ lives, key turning points or major life-changing events. Comedies or dramas, or dramadies all welcome.
  • Cast size: 2-3 characters
  • Length: 10-15 pages, standard script format
  • No musicals, children’s plays, adaptations to works not in the public domain, and no plays involving nudity of any kind.
  • Prizes: Several scripts will be performed in the spring of 2021.
  • Entry deadline: Jan. 31, 2021

But wait, there’s more…
  • Plays should be new, unperformed works, or works that have been performed for less than 9 performances.
  • 2nd Act Players will retain all Chicago-area performance rights for the winning scripts from the announcement of winners through the end of April, 2021.
  • Playwrights of the scripts selected will receive prize of $50.
  • Contemporary settings that do not require special costuming are preferred.
  • An individual may enter up to three scripts
  • The 2nd Act Players reserves the right to turn down any entry for not following these guidelines.
  • Scripts to be submitted online only, in normal play script format, Word document or PDF and will not be returned. Include a short overview of the story and a short author bio.
  • 2nd Act Players reserves the right to cancel the competition if no suitable scripts are submitted.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WRITE STUFF! 2021 5th Annual Young Playwright Festival

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Deadline: February 1, 2021

MMT’s young playwrights festival returns for its fifth anniversary! Write Stuff! encourages local middle & high school playwrights to submit their short scripts and culminates in readings of selected scripts. The winning plays will be brought to life by professional directors and Mill Mountain Theatre Conservatory students in this Pay What You Can performance. The deadline for play submissions will be February 1st, 2021.

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Students in Grades 6 – 12 should submit their 10-page scripts as a PDF file to education@millmountain.org by February 1st, 2021 for consideration to be a part of the 2021 Write Stuff: Young Playwright Festival.


REQUIREMENTS:
  • Plays should have a title page & character descriptions
  • Plays should be no longer than 15 pages
  • Please include email & phone contact information on the title page of your submission
  • Plays do not need to revolve around a certain theme: all stories will be considered.
  • All applicants will be considered regardless of prior experience in Playwriting.

Students with questions can contact Christopher Castanho: christopher@millmountain.org. See here to learn more about formatting your script.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Beardance Theatre - Texts in Isolation

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Deadline: January 23, 2021 5PM GMT

Beardance Theatre are looking for five new texts for the next instalment of their ‘Texts in Isolation’ series of audio shorts.

Pieces must be up to 5 minutes long and be in response to the theme of ‘isolation’. This doesn’t mean that it should be about COVID or lockdown, but it also doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t! It can be a short scene, a monologue, a poem – almost anything goes! The only requirement is that you give your open, honest response to the brief.

There is no age limit. Entry is free to all and open to everyone, though Beardance are particularly interested in voices that are currently underrepresented in theatre.

This is an international opportunity, but scripts must be in English. Entrants may submit up to two pieces.

Please check their website www.beardance.co.uk for more details and the previous five pieces in the project.

Submissions and further enquiries should be sent to hello@beardance.co.uk

Friday, January 8, 2021

Triangle Rainbow Productions Gay Play Fest 2021

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Deadline: January 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Triangle Rainbow Productions artistic director Anthony Joseph is currently accepting submissions from Playwrights for their first annual Gay Play Fest 2021. Because of our current situation the festival will live stream via zoom on February 27th & 28th. Each play will be scheduled for both dates at 3:00pm. Running order will be worked out before your tech rehearsal. All submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes running time and no less than 10 minutes. All plays must be LGBTQ themed, or have at least one gay character written in the script. 

The best play only will receive a $300.00 stipend.

All Playwrights accepted into the festival will be expected to promote the festival via social media and invite friends to watch their plays. Actors should also promote and invite friends to watch. There will be a minimal charge to register for the zoom link.

There is no entry fee for Playwrights to submit their plays and no fee to participate. You may submit one or two of your best short plays. If space becomes available some Playwrights will be asked to produce both of their plays. Each Playwright must cast and produce their own plays. You are responsible to find your own directors. All plays should have virtual backgrounds selected by their directors or creative team. No play will be allowed to run if they do not use virtual backgrounds. Each play will be given a tech time of one hour via zoom with the artistic director a few days before the festival opens. The best play will be selected by audience votes as well as the artistic directors choice.

Festival will run Saturday & Sunday February 27-28, 2021 @ 3:00pm and will run approx 2 hours. Please submit all plays in PDF format. All plays must be legible and formatted neatly! Deadline for submissions is January 17, 2021 @ 12:00pm est. Send all submissions to: theaterproductionsnyc@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5 seeks short play scripts for publication

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Deadline: January 31, 2021

Like its successful predecessors Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5 will be released in June of 2021 to once again celebrate LGBTQ Pride season.

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology is the annual collection of creative literary work by and about LGBTQ+. It includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry and scripts up to 7,500 words.

Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Volume 5 will be published in print & ebook. It will be made available in paperback on Amazon, the Barnes & Noble website, QommunicatePublishing.com and wherever books are sold (available to booksellers and libraries through Ingram.) Ebook versions will be compatible with the Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble Nook, Kobo, iOS, Android, MacOS, and Windows devices, in addition to PDF and other downloadable formats and web-viewable digital formats.

And watch for Hashtag Queer, Volume 4, out this summer (2020)!

Submission Guidelines

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work to Hashtag Queer: LGBTQ+ Creative Anthology, Vol 5. If you have any questions not answered below, please write us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com and we will be happy to answer.

Theme
By and/or about LGBTQ+.
Genres
  • Fiction (including flash non-fiction of 1 page or less).
  • Creative non-fiction & memoir.
  • Poetry.
  • Scripts (including plays and screenplays).

For this book, we are NOT considering
  • Erotica.
  • Work written for children.
Length (all word/page counts are loose)
  • Prose: up to 7,500 words
  • Poetry: Up to 5 pages
  • Scripts: Up to 10 pages

These maximums are recommended but flexible. Please number submissions of longer than 10 pages.
Formats
All submissions must be typed. No handwritten submissions will be accepted.

PLEASE EDIT YOUR WORK.
If you send your submission in, please do NOT mail us your only copy of your work. We can not be responsible for returning submissions.

Multiple Submissions
Multiple submissions (submissions of more than one work) are fine. Send us what you’ve got!
Simultaneous Submissions
Simultaneous submissions (submitting work you’ve already submitted–or are planning on submitting–elsewhere) are fine too.

Please just be sure that if your submission gets accepted elsewhere, you contact us at submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com to withdraw it from consideration for Hashtag Queer:

For all anthologies to be published after January 1, 2020, we will no longer be paying $5 per printed page. Instead we will be instituting a royalty system, whereby we share a book’s profits with all of that book’s contributors.
Payment for writers and artists contributing to any anthologies will published will be a split of the net income from sales of that book with the publishers and other contributors, as follows:
Net income = Retail price – costs of printing and distribution
Printing and distribution costs vary depending on which of the two printers/distributors we use (Amazon & Ingram) processed the sale.
Of the net income from each book, the Publishers will keep 50% and the other 50% will be split evenly among all the writers and artists who contributed work to the book. Generally, each of our anthologies have between 14 and 40 contributors.
Because we are a tiny company, royalties will be calculated once per year on the anniversary of the book’s publication date and payments along with documentation of sales will be distributed within 30 days afterward.

If you have already submitted work to us for an upcoming anthology, and you wish to withdraw that piece from consideration due to this change in payment structure, just let us know.

What to Submit
  • Your submission
  • A brief bio telling us something about you and (if applicable) any publishing experience
  • At least one form of contact information (phone number, email, or mailing address. Please do not give a social media account handle as your only form of contact information.
IMPORTANT: Pen names are acceptable. However, for contractual purposes, all submissions must also include the author’s legal name.

Please identify in the subject line or cover letter the publication to which you’re submitting, though keep in mind we may consider your work for other books we publish too if we find them appropriate. 

If you only want your work considered for this one book and no others, please indicate as such.
Where to Submit

Submissions may be emailed to us at: submissions@qommunicatepublishing.com

or mailed to us at:
Qommunity
PO Box 798
Becket, MA 01223

AGAIN, MAILED SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE RETURNED
Submission Deadline
January 31, 2021

Response Time
We do our best to respond to all submissions within 3 months of receiving them. If you haven’t heard from us in that time, please feel free to reach out.

Check out Hashtag Queer, Volume 1 & Hashtag Queer, Volume 2 to see what kinds of work we’ve published already, plus we’re always looking for new voices and perspectives!
Editorial Feedback

Want editorial feedback on your submission? Our Senior Editor Sage Kalmus now offers honest, constructive & respectful editorial feedback on submissions. Learn more here about how to request editorial feedback.

Friday, January 1, 2021

4th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

Deadline: March 1, 2021
or until 200 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

They have met the 200 play limit and are no longer accepting new plays

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its fourth annual Short Play Festival in the Fall, 2021. The submission window opens on January 1, 2021 and closes March 1, 2021, or until 200 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and no restrictions on content.

Workshops, readings, and several previous productions are okay.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit.

As we enter 2021, we are hedging our bets. It’s possible that we’ll be back on the boards by the Fall, producing and performing live theater in front of our wonderful audiences. It’s also possible that live theater will remain elusive, shifting to 2022, and that our offerings will remain virtual for the coming year.

So, your play should be easily adaptable to the Zoom format AND be meant for the stage.

A play with 10 characters, elaborate settings, and a lot of props, isn’t going to work. A play with four or less characters with simple requirements probably will.

Please email to: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

A PDF of your script (PDF’s only) which includes all your contact information. No Bios please.

We’d like the work to speak for itself.

In the past, we’ve requested a $5.00 donation per submission. TASN is non-profit and your tax deductible donations have been used to help defray the cost of producing our Festivals which are dedicated to the development of New Work.

If you’d like to male a donation, our mailing address is :(made payable) to The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA, 01950.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of reading and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold an All-Day Selection Sunday, putting all semi-finalists on their feet. The winners will be announced in summer, 2021, 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. This Festival brought to by playwrights, for playwrights, and will be directed and performed by our amazing TASN talent. Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on facebook or go to www.newburyportacting.org for more information.

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Molecule Tiny Art Blog open for submissions

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Deadline: January 15, 2021


Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please!

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work.

How should I send my work?

Send submissions in the body of the email or as an attachment to moleculetinylitmag@gmail.com along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces.

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us?

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We will be open for submissions for our Spring 2021 Issue from December 1st to January 15th. Replies will be sent by February 15th.

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our online issue) and non-exclusive electronic rights (so we can leave it up on our website). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts

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Deadline: December 31, 2020

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) that are geared toward young audiences. Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, and written by writers of color and/or LGBTQ writers. This is open to playwrights in any geographic area, though writers in the greater Chicago area will receive priority. NO FEE. 

Playwrights will receive $25 per selected script.

Selected plays will be produced in June 2021 as part of the second annual Make/Believe festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner. (Learn more about the 2020 festival here.) We are planning for a virtual performance, which means the pieces will be filmed and made available to audiences in any geographic area, but only for a limited time; and tentatively for live performances. A note on virtual performances: After the performance dates, the pieces will not be shown in full again without the playwright’s permission, although Ghostlight reserves the right to use excerpts of the performances in future promotional and marketing videos. 

Please pay close attention to the script requirements. Scripts that do not meet the following criteria will not be considered. 

Requirements
  • A maximum of 3 actors per script. There are no restrictions, however, on the number of characters. Please note, that while some directors have chosen to use child actors in past pieces, the intent of this festival is to perform for children, not with children. 
  • Plays must be adaptable to virtual and live performances.
  • Must fit our mission.
  • Geared toward children 10 and under. Please, NO scripts about high school students.
  • All props, set pieces and costumes must be easily made at home by actors (and children watching who want to stage their own productions at home).
  • Pieces can be previously produced, but cannot have a production running concurrently with Make/Believe. 
Electronic submissions only, please. Submit cover letter with full contact information, short bio, brief synopsis of script including development and production history (if applicable) and full script to Maria Burnham at scripts@ghostlightensemble.com. Please use the following format in the email’s subject line: Nightlight Script Submission: [play name] - [playwright name]

The deadline for submissions is December 31, 2020.

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival

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Deadline: January 7, 2021

SATE is seeking submissions for Directors and Playwrights
for the  Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival
Presented digitally April 30-May 2, 2021

Theme for the 2021 Festival: Do Over

Established in 2017, the Aphra Behn Festival’s goal is to give womxn interested in directing and writing for theatre an opportunity to get some more experience, try out ideas, experiment, and hone their craft.

For artists interested in submitting a play:
Email your script to stl.sate@gmail.com by January 7, 2021.
The play must contain the following ingredients:
  • Theme: Do-Over
  • 2-3 characters max
  • Include 3 lines from previously published play
  • Include a piece of music from an unexpected source
  • Include a revelation of space
  • Include a surprise entrance
  • Break of Frame
  • Repetition of object or image 3 times
  • A sequence of extreme contrast
  • Must be between 10-15 minutes

The Fifth Annual Aphra Behn Festival will be performed live on Zoom over three evenings. All rehearsals will also take place over Zoom.

SATE will be hiring three directors and three writers for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival. Womxn Artists of all ethnicities, races, ages, abilities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Submissions from applicant directors and writers will be reviewed by members of SATE’s newly created Artistic Advisory Ensemble.

Timeline for the 2021 Aphra Behn Festival is as follows:
January 7, 2021: Director submissions and Plays due.
January 11-22, 2021: Director interviews
January 21, 2021: Plays chosen
February 4, 2021: read-thru of scripts with directors, playwrights, and members of the Ensemble
February 11, 2021: plays assigned to directors
March 11, 2021: script re-writes due
April 5, 2021: rehearsals begin
April 27-29, 2021: Festival Tech/Dress rehearsal
April 30-May 2, 2021: Live, online Aphra Behn Festival


CONTACT US: INFO@SLIGHTLYOFF.ORG 314-827-5760

Performances at
6238 ALEXANDER DR. ST. LOUIS, MO 6310

Saturday, December 19, 2020

UCROSS + THE BLANK THEATRE — FUTURE OF PLAYWRITING PRIZE

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Deadline: December 21, 2020

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

This award represents a unique collaboration between the prestigious Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, where artists from all disciplines have been supported by residencies since 1983, and The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, which has been developing new plays and new artists since 1990.

The Future of Playwriting Prize will be given annually to an early-career playwright who personifies the future of theatre — someone whose voice will shape theatre for decades to come, and who will bring new thoughts and views to the American theatrical conversation.

The winner will be awarded a $5,000 cash prize and an all-expenses-paid, two-week residency at Ucross’s ranch at the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains. The residency includes transportation, accommodations, meals, and the opportunity to commune with other visiting artists. The winner will also receive a professionally produced staged reading in The Blank Theatre’s Living Room Series new play development program.

Two additional finalists will each be awarded a $500 cash prize.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Inclusion and diversity are vital to the future of theatre; therefore, playwrights from all backgrounds and genders are urged to apply.
  • We encourage application by playwrights who may not have had access to advanced or graduate writing programs.
  • As this is an emerging playwright award, writers who have had Off-Broadway, Broadway, or major regional theatre productions will not be considered.
  • Since the focus is on American theatre, playwrights must reside in the United States.
  • Winning writers must be between 21 and 30 years of age as of April 1, 2021.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

  • Submissions are open now, and the deadline for applications is December 21, 2020.
  • There is no entry fee.
  • Writers must submit:
  1. Resume including creative/educational background.
  2. A personal artistic statement that describes (A) Who you are and what has brought you to this place - your influences and life experiences. Also, what you hope to gain personally from an uninterrupted two-week residency at Ucross. (B) The concept for a new play (a full-length you have not yet initiated) that you would like to begin or work on while you are there - what themes, characters or stories do you want to explore? (C) How do you see the future of theatre, and what is your role as a playwright in it? Your artistic statement should be 1000 words or less. PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_STATEMENT
  3. One short play of ANY length not to exceed 45 pages. Please submit only a complete short play, not a sample from a full length play. PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_SHORT (e.g., Sally_Jones_SHORT).
  4. One full-length play (60 to 120 pages). PDF form only, titled FirstName_LastName_FULL ( e.g., Sally_Jones_FULL).
  • One submission only per playwright. Please do not submit multiple applications to include different scripts. We want to see what you consider your best work.
  • Plays and other submission materials must be written in English.
  • Translations, musicals, adaptations, and children's plays will not be considered.
  • All scripts must be typed in standard playwriting format.
    • Page numbers must appear with the first page of dialogue as page 1.
    • Scripts must contain a character breakdown and time/place setting.

SELECTION PROCESS

  • The first 300 submissions will be considered. If 300 valid submissions are received before the end of the application period, additional entries may not be accepted, and notice will be posted at TheBlank.com.
  • A jury of professional theatre artists will select one grand prize winner and two finalists, to be announced April 2021.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Short Play & Musical Festival - SEX! 2021


Deadline: December 19, 2020 11:59pm


DATES & LOCATIONS:
February 12-28, 2021


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

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

The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre

115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY 10012

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

4 plays featured each week.

ELIGIBILITY:

Short Plays and Musicals with a performance time of 15 minutes or less, no more than 15 pages in length.

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.

THEME: “SEX!”

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



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

** Note **

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

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

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

Submissions open: November 23, 2020

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

Play selection announced soon thereafter by mid-January 2021.



For more festival information visit: www.shortplaynyc.com

Click Here to download a sample contract for the festival

University of Miami Online New Play Festival

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

With a goal to provide online performance opportunities to our Conservatory BFA Theatre majors and our BA Theatre majors while also providing the learning experience for them to interact with new work and playwrights, the University of Miami is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works in the Spring semester of 2021. The Theatre Arts Department normally produces 4 productions a semester in two on-campus theaters. However, due to the restrictions and health concerns of COVID 19, we hope to expand our students learning opportunities by working on pieces which have been written, conceived, or re-conceived for an online Zoom platform. In return, we hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell their stories in a different and unique manner while benefiting from working with the department’s very talented and disciplined students.


The Plays:

* Should run ideally 10 to 30 minutes

* Should require approximately 4 to 10 actors

* Should ideally be performed with limited Zoom production elements

* Will be rehearsed for 1 to 2 weeks and and taped on Zoom or similar platform

* Will be directed by UM Faculty or professional guest directors

* Will be provided with a UM Student Stage Manager

* Will require the online participation of the playwright with rewrites encouraged

* Should be submitted as PDFs with title and author and contact info

Submissions will be accepted thru Dec.20, 2020. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Making a submission does not guarantee a reply. If we are interested in producing your play we will contact the playwright. A $50 stipend will be awarded to each playwright in the festival.

Questions may be emailed to Michael Bush, Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, mxb1530@miami.edu.

All submissions must include a resume and both should be emailed to sandra.palvarez@miami.edu

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

some scripts literary magazine seeks submissions for Issue 4: "Outbreak"!

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Deadline December 31, 2020

Who We Are
Publishing twice a year, some scripts literary magazine seeks to uplift the voices of scriptwriters who have fewer opportunities than fiction, poetry, or nonfiction writers to see their work in print. We believe scripts–whether for the stage, screen, radio, or Zoom–have literary merit and deserve recognition for their writing beyond performance. We desire to be a platform to uplift the voices of new and emerging scriptwriters first and foremost before established scriptwriters.

What We're Looking For
We seek stage plays, screenplays, radio plays, monologues, Zoom plays, essays on theatre/film during the pandemic, and script reviews for possible publication in our upcoming issue. All people, within the US and outside of it, are encouraged to submit! You may submit as many pieces as you'd like, but try to keep it under three per writer. (As a note: at this time we cannot publish full-length stage plays or screenplays.)

There is no restriction on scripts that have been previously produced. If you have a script that has been previously published, we will consider re-publication, but we may ask for proof of previous publication and how best to credit them.

At this time, we regret we cannot compensate contributors. We are, however, working to change this by running a fundraiser to help compensate contributors for Issue 5.

Deadline: tentatively December 31, 2020 (depending on the amount of submissions we receive, we may extend the deadline)

How to Submit
Submit via email to submissions@some-script.com or somescriptslitmag@gmail.com in a Microsoft Word or PDF file. The script must be a blind copy and a separate document with the title page and your contact info must be included.


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