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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Chaotic Merge accepts short plays

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Deadline: January 6, 2023

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

*Note: We don’t have themes for Issues. We believe all art forms and genres can beautifully collide into a Chaotic Merge.

Chaotic Merge is looking for submissions from all different forms of artists. We seek work that is adventurous and test the border of art and structure. Don’t be afraid to mess with everything you have ever learned. We encourage the voices of people of color and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to submit their work.

General Submission Guidelines

All work(s) should be submitted through Submittable with either Garamond or Times New Roman 12pt. Font. Please look below to see if the section(s) you are submitting to have specific guidelines. We have the right to refuse the right to read your work if submitted otherwise.

Disclaimer:

As a Magazine, we do not tolerate and reserve the right to reject or not to respond to work that contains racism, homophobia, violent themes, etc. content.

Content Warnings:

Please include content warnings for any sensitive material after the title of your piece or by messaging us directly. If you do not know if it should have a trigger warning or not, put it in there anyway. It can only help.

Note:

All our zine are all online only. Our regular Winter and Summer issues are print & online.


Categories:

SCREENPLAY/ PLAYS

We accept up to 2 unpublished Screenplay or Play (up to 10 pages)

POETRY

We accept up to 3 unpublished poems ( a non-English work & its English translation count as one poem submission)


FICTION

We accept up to 2 unpublished short fiction piece (up to 5,000 words or 10-15 pgs)

Note: Fiction pieces longer than 15 pages or 3,750 words will only be reviewed until December 11th.

All submissions must be double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond, and must not exceed 5,000 words.


NONFICTION

We accept up to 2 unpublished short Nonfiction pieces (up to 5,000 words or 10-15 pgs)

All submissions must be double spaced, 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond, and must not exceed 15 pages.


FLASH FICTION

We accept up to 3 unpublished flash fiction.

All submissions must be double spaced with 12pt Times New Roman or Garamond font.


ART/ PHOTOGRAPHS/ ILLUSTRATIONS

We accept up to 5 unpublished art/photographs/ illustrations.

Please submit all work in 300 dpi and in pdf, png, and jpeg files. All submissions will be considered for cover art and issue.

SHORT FILMS

We accept up to 2 short films (no more than 20 min in length)


WHAT IS YOUR RESPONSE TIME?

Our response time is from 2 weeks to 1 months for zines and 1 month – 3 months for Print Issues. If you haven’t received word back from us by then, you may send us a query to our email chaoticmergemagazine@gmail.com or through submittable. Please remember we are doing the best we can to get back to you as quickly as possible.


DO YOU PUBLISH ALREADY PUBLISHED WORK?

Chaotic Merge Magazine publishes only unpublished work, unless we ourselves request for them. By submitting your work, you affirm that you are the sole author and maintain all rights for your work. By submitting your work, you authorize Chaotic Merge Magazine to publish your work in both its e-journal, online platforms, and print.


DO YOU ACCEPT SIMULTANEOUS SUBMISSIONS?

While we accept simultaneous submissions, please notify us on our email (chaoticmergemagazine@gmail.com) or through submittable immediately to withdraw your work once it has been accepted elsewhere.


DO YOU PAY YOUR CONTRIBUTORS?

We will now be offering a small $3-$5 payment for each work(s) accepted. Currently, that is the best we can do for our writers, and we are working on improving this amount in the future. Also, all works will be considered and nominated for The Pushcart Prize.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL COMPETITION

  NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition - Plays/Musicals - Total Prizes $7,500 - First Prize $3,500 - Full Lengths - One Acts - Shorts – Solos

NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition

WELCOME TO THE LARGEST AND ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 25TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HAVE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,200 PLAYS AND 300 MUSICALS  

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION

 

Submit now so your production can come to life in the heart of New York - our plays and musicals have been WOWING New Yorkers for over a decade!  

to submit, go to:

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

  

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition - Now accepting submissions only from writers and producers  who live within a 30 mile radius from Manhattan.

 

PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the season’s best production (either a play or a musical) 

There is no other festival that gives away this much money in prizes. Our winners are selected by the festival’s team of judges, unlike many festivals that are nothing but popularity contests where winners are determined by who brings in the largest audience. We believe that sometimes the simple productions with smaller budgets and smaller audiences turn out to be the best shows, and therefore go on to win 1st Place Prize.  At this festival, we love honest writing and sincere, heart-felt performances.

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION: $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT:  $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL: $500

BEST DIRECTOR: $500

2 BEST ACTORS: $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESSES: $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300

 

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WORK IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT. IF YOU SO CHOOSE, THE FESTIVAL WILL REACH OUT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE. FEEDBACK FROM AN AUDIENCE WILL INFORM YOUR WORK AND GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK FOR ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION 


Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical performed live on a stage in Manhattan, New York City!  

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres and all lengths (between 5-90 minutes long). The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 11 consecutive years of theater. Read below to find out why!

 

Why is the New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and

 original plays?  

Simple.  

We offer:

§  A quality venue.

75  seats . A stage with plenty of room for large scenes with many actors (30’x22’). Plenty of space backstage, lots of room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and lights, and plenty of storage space for your props/costumes.

 

§  Need furniture/set pieces? No problem.

There is no other festival that offers you 85 set pieces/furniture for free! Our set pieces are stored backstage for easy accessibility for any performance. Not only do we invite you to use our set pieces, we also offer free storage for all of your hand props and/or costume pieces for the duration of your run.  Transporting set pieces in Manhattan is a nightmare - you’d have to double park your truck outside of the theater for every performance, only to return to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s equally a hassle to lug all of your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway during your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space - and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/


§  Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights? Our lights can create a flush in a full range of deep colors, allowing you many different creative options to light your show.  You are also free to use our projector that projects 21×12′ on our backdrop.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use, even for those with little to no previous experience. You do not need to have training in tech to use them.

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music?  We have a solid upright piano you can use

 

§   We offer long techs.


We all know it’s very important to have ample rehearsal time for your tech.

For a Full-Length (60-90 minutes) we provide 4 hours for your tech. 

For a One-Act (30-45 minutes) we provide 2 hours, and for a Short (5-20 minutes) we provide you 1 hour.

Other places might offer little to no time for tech rehearsals, but we understand that you can’t get anything done in that time. We don’t want to risk your show looking worse than it could be just because you never got to run the show with lights. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident with your show before you open. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time (After all, time is money!)

§  What’s more important than advertising your show?


Many theater festival’s websites do not advertise your show. Those that do only do so with vague descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our web pages where we list previous productions and you will immediately see the difference - Large posters and detailed information!

We create a page for your show, with a link that you can share with confidence to family, friends, colleagues, and community. 

Furthermore, cast and crew from all other productions in a season are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!

Check out our posts: 

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 


§  Prime performance hours

We give you ideal prime time slots with a variety of times, allowing all audience members to find a performance they can attend; we also include 30 minutes of time to set up before each show.

§  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

At the end of the festival, we host an unforgettable awards ceremony to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues - similar to the Oscars!

Friday, December 2, 2022

The 48th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival

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Deadline: December 15, 2022 at 11:59 EST
Or when 850 submissions are received.

SUBMIT HERE

The 2023 OOB Festival will be accepting submissions starting on December 1. This year, we will be capping submissions at 850, as we are committed to providing thorough and thoughtful consideration to each script in a timely manner. 

Submissions will close when we either reach our limit of 850 submissions or our deadline of December 15, 2022 at 11:59pm EST.

We are still very much taking COVID-19 into consideration. Should your play be selected, all playwrights, producers, casts, or anyone affiliated attending in person will be required to be fully vaccinated in accordance with New York City and our performing venue guidelines. As it was successful last year both in presenting the plays and providing a safer environment for production, the 2023 OOB Festival will present the Top 30 plays as staged readings.

We’ve made a few changes to our submission guidelines. Check them out below.

ELIGIBILITY:

Short plays and musicals can be no longer than 15 pages and have a max run time of 15 minutes (ideal run times are between 8-13 minutes). If submitting a musical the page limit should reflect the libretto.

Writers may submit only 1 play, including plays they have co-authored. Producers (writer’s groups, theatre companies, universities, etc.) may submit up to 15 plays accredited to their organization, but can only submit one play by an individual playwright.

Script submissions will be accepted in digital format only, via Submittable.

Each nomination must submit a separate application form. Conglomerate entries on one application are not acceptable.

Plays must be written in English (non-English words or phrases within the context of the play are allowed).

Plays must be typed, and in no less that 10-point type, in conjunction with formatting suggestions listed in the Dramatist Guild’s Formatting Guidelines. Note that cover pages or additional cast size pages are not required and will not be counted against the 15 page limit.

Playwrights previously published by any Concord Theatricals company, including Concord Theatricals, Samuel French, Inc., Tams-Witmark, Rodgers & Hammerstein, or The Musical Company, are not eligible for submission into the Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. This includes winners of previous Samuel French Festivals.

If a play was submitted to the Festival in a previous year but was not chosen for production, it may be resubmitted for the 2023 Festival.

Poetry and short story readings will not be accepted.

Concord Theatricals in its sole and absolute discretion, shall select plays for participation in the 2023 OOB Festival from among all entries, and its decisions are final. Concord Theatricals reserves the right to remove any selected play from participation if the play, its producers, and/or its authors are not in compliance with the Application and/or the Competition Guidelines, and/or if the additional documents are not timely signed and returned. Production of selected plays shall be at the sole cost and expense of the Producer, and no royalties or other payments are or will be owed by Concord Theatricals.

Literature Today seeks one minute plays

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Deadline: December 20, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Literature Today- January 2023 Issue

We are inviting submissions for January 2023 issue of 'Literature Today-An International Literary Journal'. The theme of our January 2023 issue is 'Love'. You can send us poems, short stories, memoirs and one minute plays on:

1. love at first sight
2. poem/story/one minute play in memory of a loved one
3. love as an aesthetic experience
4. love and teenagers
5. love and romance as predestined event
6. love relationships and role of gods
7. love and marriage
8. love as illusion
9. love in the age of internet
10. lovers as rebels
11. platonic love
12. love and immortality
13. disappointment/deceit in love
14. lovers as saints
15 any other theme related to love


Submission Guidelines:

1. Send not more than 4 poems (preferably short poems upto 1 page for each poem).
2. Send not more than 2 short stories (word limit of 500 words for each story)/2 one minute plays (2 pages for each play)/ 2 memoirs (1000 words for each memoire).
3. Work submitted for publication must be original.
4. Simultaneous submissions are also welcome.
5.Send all submissions to editorliteraturetoday@gmail.com
6. Please send a cover letter and short Bio-data, (Maximum 100 words) in third person narrative, with your submission. Please attach a high resolution photo of yours too.


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Thursday, December 1, 2022

11th Annual Columbus Black Theater Festival 2023

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Deadline: February 28, 2023

It's time to start thinking about what play you are going to submit to the 11th Annual Columbus Black Theatre Festival held every July in Ohio! With so many pressing issues that are hindering the ability for some people to make decisions that best fit their life, our Founder/Artistic Director, Julie Whitney Scott once again asked, in prayer for the theme for 2023.

In 2021 the theme was "Say Something, It Might Change Something." In 2022 the theme was "Speaking Truth that Heals" so it is fitting that we follow up with the theme for 2023 to be

"The Right to Choose."

We will be looking for short one act plays that address the rights of people to choose: Who they love. Where they live. What they do with their bodies. To live or die with dignity. To be single or married. To be male or female or both. And any other "right" that you as the playwright feels fits our theme and is questioned by others who feel they have the "right" to judge you.

BUT remember. It must be a story that is a story and not a lecture to push your views on others. It must be about everyday people and their everyday lives and how they choose to live it.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2022

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR SPECIAL ONE ACT PLAY ANTHOLOGY SERIES 'HELLO GODOT! -VOLUME 4'

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Deadline: December 15, 2022

Fresh Words-An International Literary Magazine is accepting submissions for Special One Act Play Anthology series 'Hello Godot! (Volume -4)'. 

Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com as per the following guidelines:

1. The One Act Play must have GODOT (Reference 'Waiting for Godot') as a character OR motif OR there should be recurring reference of GODOT with theme/s of futile wait/absurdity of existence/inaction/circular plot etc.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

3. Absurd plays will be preferred.

4. Maximum 3 submissions.

5. You can send one-act play (Maximum 15 pages for each work).

6. Also please send a summary of the work.

7. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

8. Submission deadline: December 15, 2022 (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before December 20th, 2022 through email).


General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (Maximum 70 words) of playwright in third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.


3. The author should mention:
  • Legal Name:
  • Pen name (if any):
  • Snail mail address:

4. The playwright must send a high resolution photo of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.

6. Plays already performed on stage are also welcome, in case the playwright holds the copyright and publication rights.


NOTE: THERE IS NO SUBMISSION OR PARTICIPATION FEE.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

RADIOPLAYS - Festival 2023

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Deadline: January 15, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete all fields on the following pages, attaching requested information or providing the appropriate links. Note this application should be finished in one sitting. Once completed in its entirety, please click "Submit" at the end, to officially submit to this Festival program.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please complete the application fully. Incomplete applications can not be considered. (Script revisions are expected, but staying within length limits).

Submit any required work samples for your work: Text attachments must be in .RTF, .PDF, or .DOC file formats. Supporting files: Do not upload video or audio files; give Links to them only. Video/Audio links may be on Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, or other services. Please make sure you give us a full link and any password required to audit them.

Submissions: Please attach a complete, current or draft version of the text. SHORTS (of 10-30 min. long) and SHOTS! (4 to 12 min) will both be considered for this year's program. Complete rules on the website.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Think Fast Festival 2023

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Deadline: November 28, 2022

HOW TO SUBMIT: Electronic submissions only. E-mail your short play in MS Word or PDF to OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org. Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

The Theater Project of Union, NJ, an award-winning, professional theater, is now soliciting short plays for a Zoom production of Think Fast, its ninth-annual short play competition March 3, 4 and 5, 2023. The contest is open to playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area. The Judges’ Choice winner will receive a $500 prize.

WHAT TO SUBMIT: Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time and applicable to a Zoom production (small casts, simple settings, etc.). The running-time restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Plays invited to participate must be rehearsed, ready-to-perform and must supply their own actors and directors. Playwrights may submit only one play – make it your best There is no restriction on previously produced plays.

There is no fee to submit. However, those selected for participation will be charged a $100 production fee.

STATEMENT: Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email: “If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $100 production fee.

THIS YEAR’S FESTIVAL: 2023 Think Fast festival will be a Zoom production, recorded and broadcast on Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 5 at 2 p.m. The Theater Project will supply a technical/stage manager who will oversee a Zoom rehearsal with each play and a final recording on an appointed night. The playwright of each play chosen for production must take part in one of two scheduled audience talk-back on Friday, March 3, 2023 or Saturday, March 4, 2023 and the awards ceremony following the final performance on Sunday, March 5, 2023.

WHAT PARTICIPANTS SUPPLY: Think Fast is a playwright-produced festival. The Theater Project cannot help with casting, rehearsals, etc. Playwrights must be able to secure actors and a director and rehearse plays on their own. If not, please do not submit to the festival. Each production must make agreements with actors/directors regarding rehearsals and compensation.

JUDGES: All plays are guaranteed three (3) Zoom performances on Friday, March 3, Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5. After Sunday’s performance, a panel of judges will bestow the Judges’ Choice Award ($500 prize) as well as Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor and Best Director. There will also be an Audience Choice award based on audience voting. Playwrights and directors are invited to an after-performance discussion with the audience.

QUESTIONS? Email OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org

More info: https://www.thetheaterproject.org/think-fast-short-play-competition

The Artistic Home Call for Submissions - Cut to the Chase play festival

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Deadline: November 30, 2022

Submissions are now open for the 20th Cut to the Chase one-act play festival, presented by The Artistic Home Studio. A staple of Chicago’s theater community for 20 years, Cut to the Chase presents six new plays, showcasing moment-to-moment acting in an intimate theater space.

This year’s Cut to the Chase will celebrate the theme: the importance of connection. Performances will take place Jan. 26 – Jan. 29, 2023 at The Den Theatre in Chicago.

Play submission should meet the following requirements:

– One-act plays of no more than 12 minutes

– Previously unproduced in Chicago

– Writers are encouraged to submit plays that generally fit this year’s theme: the importance of connection

– Plays will be chosen in part on their ability to provide a range of voices and an opportunity for showcasing a diverse cast.

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2022

Send PDF submissions or questions to: CTTCplays@gmail.com

Theatre Revolution Glass Ceiling Breakers 3

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Deadline: January 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM

After a COVID induced hiatus, Theatre Revolution is proud to announce the return of Glass Ceiling Breakers 3! Inaddition to short plays, we will also include an evening short films. GCB3 will present the work of female and female identifying artists.

GCB3 is scheduled for June 16, 17 and 18, 2023 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison NY.

Films must be submitted through Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/GCB3

Here are the details and submission guidelines for plays:

● Plays must be written by female or female identifying playwrights.

● Plays should be no more than 12 pages (excluding the title page) in standard play format. Type size (12) with 1” margins. If the play submission is over 12 pages, it will not be read.

● Save File as follows in PDF only: LAST NAME_TITLE OF PLAY_GCB3

● Please only submit plays that have not been produced in Westchester or Putnam Counties NY from June 2022 to June 2023. Readings are ok.

● All plays must be received by 11:59pm on January 15, 2023.

● Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

● Monologues are accepted but we prefer plays. Monologues should not be more than 3 pages.

● BIPOC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit.


Plays can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/dyhQU6nMmCyRCHqP8 Playwrights will be informed of decisions by mid March

If selected, the playwright (or their representative) will be responsible for the production of their play. Playwright and director will each receive one non-transferrable comp to the festival. Sets should be minimal.

Theatre Revolution may provide some production assistance (not financial) in some or all of the following areas: casting, directing, rehearsals, props, etc.

In all cases, Theatre Revolution will provide limited set pieces, lighting and sound equipment, and production staff.

There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting via ZOOM for all playwrights or their representatives in March 2023. Questions? Email us. theatrerevolution1@gmail.com

We are looking forward to reading your work!

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Summer Shorts 2 now accepting submissions

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Deadline: December 1st, 2022 at 11:59 EST

SUBMISSION FORM

Once again, we are looking for playwrights to share their talents with us for our next short works festival!

This year, we are going to have our festival focus on the theme plays inspired by songs.

Requirements for consideration:

Plays should connect in some way to this year's theme.

Plays must be ten minutes or less -- even one-minute plays are welcomed! Please read your script aloud before submitting, pausing when appropriate for stage action, beats, etc to be certain of its running time.

Plays should have minimal sets/props and easy-to-acquire costuming.

Plays should have no more than 4 characters.

Musicals and monologues will not be accepted...sorry!

Plays can be of any genre or content, but are encouraged to contain diverse character representation.

While play formatting may vary, please adhere to a clean and orderly presentation. This includes spell check, grammar, and other conventions of writing.

Only one submission per playwright, please.

Timeline:

Submissions are open until December 1st, 2022 at 11:59 EST; however, they are read on a rolling basis. Therefore, if enough plays are submitted and accepted before the date of closing, submissions will stop being accepted. (In other words...the early bird catches the worm!)

Finalists will be contacted by no later than April 1st, 2023.

Performances will be held live on stage in Central Massachusetts in summer 2023.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to financially compensate playwrights for their work.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Short Play & Music Festival - LUV 2023

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Deadline: December 15, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Festival is produced by Be Bold! Productions at

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.

THEMES: "LUV" (Feb) "NYC" (June) “Boo!” (OC

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, 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

Saturday, November 19, 2022

FRESH WORDS 5 MINUTE PLAYS ANTHOLOGY 'CONTEMPORARY NEW YORK PLAYS-2022'

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Deadline: November 20, 2022

We are open for submissions for our Special 5 Minute Play Anthology 'CONTEMPORARY NEW YORK PLAYS-2022' . 

Please send all submissions to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.comas per the following guidelines:

1. The 5 Minute Play can be about:
a) Social,/cultural/ economic life in New York.

b) Literary trends in New york.

c) New York theatre life.

d) Migrants in New York.

e) New York and American Dream

f) Individual and New York city.

g) New York & human values

h) New York and broken dreams

i) New York and writers/artists

j) Any other topic of interest that is not covered above but deals with New York.

2. We shall not accept works promoting or glorifying- violence, sexual abuse, racism , hatred or any political ideology.

3. Maximum 2 submissions.

4. You can send 5-minute plays (Maximum 5 pages for each work).

5. Also please send a summary of the work.

6. All submissions to be sent to dramaanthologyfreshwords@gmail.com

7. Submission deadline: November 20, 2022. (The selected playwrights will be informed on or before November30th, 2022 through email.).

8. Mention YOUR NAME followed by 'SUBMISSION FOR 5 MINUTE NEW YORK PLAYS ANTHOLOGY ' in the subject line of your email

General Guidelines:

1. All submissions must contain a cover letter and a short literary profile (Maximum 70 words) of playwright in the third person narrative.

2. All submissions must be sent typed in MS Word or PDF doc as attachment with the email.

3. The author should mention:

Legal Name:

Pen name (if any):

Snail mail address:

4. Playwright must send a high resolution photo(JPEG format) of self as a separate attachment with the submission.

5. Simultaneous submissions are welcome but please immediately inform us in case they are accepted elsewhere.


NOTE: THERE IS NO SUBMISSION OR PARTICIPATION FEE.

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Friday, November 18, 2022

Balance Arts Center Performance Showcase 2023

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Deadline: December 16, 2022 at 5PM EST

Apply Here

Join us this February for the BAC Performance Showcase in support of performing artists in NYC! There will be two shows taking place at the Balance Arts Center in Midtown: Saturday February 25th at 7pm and Sunday February 26th at 2pm.

Each artist will have up to 15 minutes of performance time

There is a no application fee.

The BAC will curate the performances

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

Showcase Details

Accepted applicants will receive:
One 2 hour rehearsal in the performance space

A lighting/tech rehearsal on the day of the performance (3 internal cues max)

Reduced space rental fee at the Balance Arts Center as space is available (15% discount)
Showcase Specifications:
Performance Running Time: 15 minute max

Minimal props requested

Piano, music stands, small speakers, black traveler, and projector are all available on site

No excessively loud music

No street shoes, percussion sets, animals, open flames, paint, liquids, glitter, beads, confetti, or food to be used in the performance

Click Here to learn more about the Balance Arts Center’s Karl Kemp Performance Space

Application deadline is Friday, December 16th at 5pm EST
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Applicants will be notified about their work being presented by January 4th

If you have any questions regarding the application process you can email us at info@balanceartscenter.co


The Braid seeks stories for the stage

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Deadline: December 31, 2022

SUBMISSION FORM

Professional and Non-professional writers welcome! Send us your first-person narratives, poems, songs or essays!

On Stage — Our Salon Theatre Shows

Stories are no longer than 1500 words
Appear on stage in front of a live audience, Live on Zoom or Livestreamed
Performed by Professional Actor(s)
Selected stories receive payment and royalties
See an example here.
View Salon Theatre themes here.
More guidelines and FAQ’s here.

THEME: OUT LOUD!

The LGBTQI+ community is filled with Jewish people and their unique experiences. Are you a member or an ally with a story to tell? Share an important moment that explores the beauty of the queer community through the power of love, the heartache of loss and the journey of finding one’s place in the world.

Los Angeles, Bay Area, NY (Specific Dates TBD)

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

International Human Rights Art Festival Short Play Festival 2023

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Deadline: December 1, 2022
DEADLINE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO NOVEMBER 22, 2022

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

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

We are looking for self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern. We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, engagement and celebrating diversity; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.

Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal during the day on January 11, full tech support, PR and marketing as part of the festival and a prime spot in this year's event There is no fee to apply, and a production stipend of $50 per selected play will be paid.

Please send a description of the work, links, resume and any other information which might be of help in our decision to hello@ihraf.org. Deadline is December 1, 2022. Final decisions will be made by December 15, 2022.

The International Human Rights Art Festival has produced more than 100 events featuring more than 750 artists since its inception in March 2017, at Dixon Place (NY). It has been covered in more than 30 media outlets (including the New York Times, NBC, Fox5, AM-NY, Metro-NY, Huffington Post and many others); has worked with politicians and performers such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman John Lewis (deceased), Kathleen Turner, Barbra Streisand and many more. Founded in 2003, The Tank champions emerging artists engaged in the pursuit of new ideas and forms of expression working across all disciplines, including theater, comedy, dance, film, music, puppetry, and storytelling.

NY THEATER FESTIVAL SPRING/SUMMERFEST 2023 - THEATER/FESTIVAL COMPETITION

 NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition - Plays/Musicals - Total Prizes $7,500 - First Prize $3,500 - Full Lengths - One Acts - Shorts – Solos

NYTheater Festival Spring/Summerfest 2023 - Theater/Festival/Competition

WELCOME TO THE LARGEST AND ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS THEATER FESTIVAL/COMPETITION IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR OUR 25TH CONSECUTIVE SEASON. WE HAVE HOSTED MORE THAN 1,200 PLAYS AND 300 MUSICALS  

THEATER PLAY/MUSICAL COMPETITION

 

Submit now so your production can come to life in the heart of New York - our plays and musicals have been WOWING New Yorkers for over a decade!  

to submit, go to:

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

  

Introducing NYC’s fastest growing competition - Now accepting submissions only from writers and producers  who live within a 30 mile radius from Manhattan.

 

PRIZES:

We offer up to $7,500 in Prizes. $3,500 alone goes to the season’s best production (either a play or a musical) 

There is no other festival that gives away this much money in prizes. Our winners are selected by the festival’s team of judges, unlike many festivals that are nothing but popularity contests where winners are determined by who brings in the largest audience. We believe that sometimes the simple productions with smaller budgets and smaller audiences turn out to be the best shows, and therefore go on to win 1st Place Prize.  At this festival, we love honest writing and sincere, heart-felt performances.

Prize categories include: 

BEST PRODUCTION: $3,500

BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL SHORT:  $500

MOST CREATIVE PLAY OR MUSICAL: $500

BEST DIRECTOR: $500

2 BEST ACTORS: $500 each 

2 BEST ACTRESSES: $500 each 

BEST SINGER $500

BEST MUSICAL SCORE $300

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY $300

 

A LIVE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR WORK IS ESSENTIAL FOR IMPROVEMENT. IF YOU SO CHOOSE, THE FESTIVAL WILL REACH OUT TO AUDIENCE MEMBERS WHO ATTENDED YOUR PRODUCTION WITH A QUESTIONNAIRE. FEEDBACK FROM AN AUDIENCE WILL INFORM YOUR WORK AND GIVE YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO IMPROVE YOUR WORK FOR ANY FUTURE RUN OF YOUR PRODUCTION 


Here’s a chance to have your Play or Musical performed live on a stage in Manhattan, New York City!  

Accepting plays and musicals of all genres and all lengths (between 5-90 minutes long). The New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 11 consecutive years of theater. Read below to find out why!

 

Why is the New York Theater Festival a mecca for new and

 original plays?  

Simple.  

We offer:

§  A quality venue.

75  seats . A stage with plenty of room for large scenes with many actors (30’x22’). Plenty of space backstage, lots of room in the wings, a huge dressing room complete with mirrors and lights, and plenty of storage space for your props/costumes.

 

§  Need furniture/set pieces? No problem.

There is no other festival that offers you 85 set pieces/furniture for free! Our set pieces are stored backstage for easy accessibility for any performance. Not only do we invite you to use our set pieces, we also offer free storage for all of your hand props and/or costume pieces for the duration of your run.  Transporting set pieces in Manhattan is a nightmare - you’d have to double park your truck outside of the theater for every performance, only to return to find your windshield sporting a new parking ticket. It’s equally a hassle to lug all of your props, set items, and costumes back and forth on the subway during your run.  Don’t sweat it.  We have space - and that’s not easy to come by in NYC! Check out our props:

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/props/


§  Easy to use technology.

Where else will you get a lighting plot of 65 lights, complete with LED lights? Our lights can create a flush in a full range of deep colors, allowing you many different creative options to light your show.  You are also free to use our projector that projects 21×12′ on our backdrop.  Our lighting and sound boards are extremely easy to use, even for those with little to no previous experience. You do not need to have training in tech to use them.

 

§  If MUSIC is the food of love, play on!

Need music?  We have a solid upright piano you can use

 

§   We offer long techs.


We all know it’s very important to have ample rehearsal time for your tech.

For a Full-Length (60-90 minutes) we provide 4 hours for your tech. 

For a One-Act (30-45 minutes) we provide 2 hours, and for a Short (5-20 minutes) we provide you 1 hour.

Other places might offer little to no time for tech rehearsals, but we understand that you can’t get anything done in that time. We don’t want to risk your show looking worse than it could be just because you never got to run the show with lights. Our goal is to make sure you feel confident with your show before you open. That’s why we offer a generous amount of tech time (After all, time is money!)

§  What’s more important than advertising your show?


Many theater festival’s websites do not advertise your show. Those that do only do so with vague descriptions and a thumbnail of a poster. Check out our web pages where we list previous productions and you will immediately see the difference - Large posters and detailed information!

We create a page for your show, with a link that you can share with confidence to family, friends, colleagues, and community. 

Furthermore, cast and crew from all other productions in a season are granted free tickets to see all of the other shows in the festival!

Check out our posts: 

https://newyorktheaterfestival.com/winterfest-festivals/shows-date-2019-winterfest/ 


§  Prime performance hours

We give you ideal prime time slots with a variety of times, allowing all audience members to find a performance they can attend; we also include 30 minutes of time to set up before each show.

§  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

At the end of the festival, we host an unforgettable awards ceremony to honor your talent in front of your artistic colleagues - similar to the Oscars!

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