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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Cone Man Running Call for 5-minute plays/monologues

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Cone Man Running Productions is announcing open submissions for the fifth iteration of our series ‘Five Minute Mile – Theatre on the Run.’ The series will perform at Cone Man Running’s space at Spring Street Studios in Houston, Texas. The show will run from May 28-June 13, 2019.

Michael Weems will serve as Artistic Director.

We will be again staging this one-of-a-kind theatre festival. Each evening, twenty (20) plays will be performed off book by a core ensemble of actors. Eight (8) of those plays will be set for each evening, six (6) will be drawn at random by audience members and the last six (6) will be voted on by the audience (based on title, the blurb you provide, and word of mouth). Every night will be a different experience!

Requirements:

• Submissions will be accepted from Sunday December 1st, 2019 – Friday January 31st, 2020 at midnight.

• This festival is open to writers from any corner of the globe. English language plays only.

• Five-minute plays or monologues - comedies or dramatic work. No scenes or parts of other plays. We’re looking for compact plays/monologues with a start, middle, and end.

• For plays, no less than 3 pages and no more than 4 pages (12 pt font and 1” margins), for monologues, no more than 1.5 full pages (12 pt font and 1” margins). There are no exceptions to this rule.

• Please include a short blurb (one to two sentences) describing your play.

• No works that have been published by a licensed publisher. Academic or anthology publications for which you hold the copyright are okay. If your play is optioned for publication prior to the production dates, please contact us as this will make your play ineligible for our festival.

• Previous productions okay if not staged within Houston, Texas.  Previously submitted work is okay to submit, as long as it was not staged in one of our previous Five Minute Mile series.

• Minimal set and properties. Presume having no more than a few chairs and a table, very limited properties, and include no lighting cues other than ‘lights up/down’.

• No musicals, screenplays, adaptations, or theater for young audiences.

• Maximum of five (5) submissions per playwright - however no more than two (2) pieces by a playwright will be potentially staged. If you have co-authored a work, this counts as one of your five submissions for each writer.

• Please submit all files in only: MS word or pdf.  Please do not send Drop Box or other cloud based links.  Email submissions only.

• Please note, all plays will be photographed and recorded for archival and marketing purposes. In submitting your work, you acknowledge and allow for your show to be recorded and photographed.

• Please do not include any identifying information on your script – in your cover letter/email please list your name, phone number, email address, physical address and your play’s title and blurb.

• We will not provide any feedback on scripts.

• From the submissions, 50-75 plays will be shortlisted as semi-finalists and will be read by our committee. We plan to announce the selected final thirty-two (32) plays by Sunday March 1st, 2020. The selected plays will be listed on our Facebook page and webpage (both listed below) on this date.

• No submission fee.

• Cone Man Running reserves the right to decline scripts for any reason we see fit and any submissions that do not meet all guidelines will be ineligible and immediately deleted without response.

• If one of your plays are selected and you are able to attend, you will be provided with two complimentary tickets to the show. As a volunteer organization, we will be unable to provide any royalty or compensation/funding towards transportation or lodging, if you choose to attend. Your show will be guaranteed a minimum of two performances. If the playwright can attend, we will work with them to assure their play is one of the set plays performed that evening.

• Please submit all the requested materials to conemanrunning5mm@gmail.com

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Rebound Productions seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: midnight on Monday 20th January 2020

Are you a budding Playwright? Would you like to have your work performed on a London stage? Rebound Productions are looking for a total of five 10 to 15 minute, 2-3 character fictional stage plays to be performed this year at a London theatre.

Their first production ‘Flights of Fancy’’ was a success, selling out two 3-day runs in 2019.

This is an opportunity for new and emerging playwrights to have their work produced by a new and exciting company.

Chosen by Rebound Productions and a panel of our collaborators, the plays will be judged on:

  • Originality
  • Plot
  • Storytelling
  • Writing technique
  • Enjoyment

Although not exclusive, they are keen to receive submissions from BAME and female writers, which include strong female characters as well as characters that can be performed in any accents and ethnicities.

They are looking for exciting, innovative and envelope pushing work. You don’t need any previous writing experience. You can enter on your own or as a group, but you can only enter once.

Please send your play to reboundprods@gmail.com with ‘Play Submission’ in the subject line, and a brief explanation of why your play should be chosen. Winners will be notified in February (date TBC).


Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Violet Surprise: Lavender Menaces seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: February 13, 2020

Sapphics save the day! 
Lesbian Visibility Day, that is.
VIOLET SURPRISE: LAVENDER MENACES is a short play festival that showcases Sapphic superheroines.
Whether you transform existing heroines into queeroines or create original sheroes who think girls are super, we invite you to submit stories that champion lesbian characters who are powerful and magical, formidable and visible, capable and -- if you so desire -- cape-able. Your play may be as realistic or fantastic as you wish, and set in the place and time period of your choice, but it must feature gutsy gay gals.
VIOLET SURPRISE: LAVENDER MENACES is curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin in collaboration with Otherworld Theatre Company, and will be presented in Chicago April 10-12, 2020.
Guidelines
  • Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary.
  • Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 4 characters.
  • Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration. 
Send your scripts in PDF format to allisonfradkin@aol.com with "Violet Surprise" in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to that address.
The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2020.
Playwrights will be notified of our selections by February 28.
About Violet Surprise: Founded in 2019, Violet Surprise is a queer feminist theatre company whose mission is to present new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of queer women.
Violet Surprise Facebook page:

Monday, January 13, 2020

Cold Comfort Theater (Belfast Maine) seeks plays for staged reading

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Deadline February 7, 2020

Submit your work for consideration to be performed before a live audience in Belfast Maine.

  • Plays must be unpublished work.
  • No play should have been previously performed.
  • Must not exceed 30 minutes in length.


Plays should be emailed in blind PDF format with contact info in body of the email to ColdComfortTheater@gmail.com

One submission per playwright.

Preference will be given to works with six actors or less.

Playwrights whose work is selected will pay a $50 non-refundable fee to Cold Comfort Theater to cover production costs. Cold Comfort will provide posters and programs and social/print publicity.

Cold Comfort will receive ticket monies and any gate donations.

The plays will be performed as staged readings at UMaine's Hutchinson Center, Rte 3 in Belfast in May.

A talk-back, Q&A session with the audience will occur after the show for playwrights and directors.

For more information call 207-930-7244  

University of Alaska Famous Fifteen

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Deadline: January 17, 2020

Theatre UAF’s Student Drama Association is pleased to announce a call for scripts to be considered for Famous for Fifteen. FFF is an event for playwrights and screenwriters to have their work read on stage in front of an audience. Submissions must be original scripts that are 15 minutes in length or shorter (approximately 15-20 pages), and must be submitted in either digital format or hard copy.

FFF’s format gives the writer a chance to experience a workshop designed to help them further develop their writing skills. It’s also a great opportunity for new playwrights to experience what it’s like to have their piece seen on stage.  

Scripts are due by January 17th; early submissions are appreciated.

Submit at bcbowling@alaska.edu

More information: Brittany Bowling, Coordinator, bcbowling@alaska.edu

Sunday, January 12, 2020

TASN Short Play Festival 2020

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Deadline: March 1, 2020

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its third annual Short Play Festival for two weekends, and six performances, in October, 2020.

The Submission window opens on January 1, 2020 and closes on March 1, 2020, or until
250 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

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 24 semi-finalists on their feet. The eight winners will be announced in August 2020, with he top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and no restrictions on content. Workshops, readings, and one or two previous productions are okay.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit though we request a (non-mandatory) $5.00 donation per submission. TASN is non-profit and your tax deductible donation will be used to help defray the cost of producing this Festival which is dedicated to the development of New Work.

Submitting is a two-step process.

First, snail-mail your title page, contact info, and your optional donation (made payable) to The Actors Studio of Newburyport, The Tannery, Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA, 01950.

Second, email a PDF of your blind script to TASNShortPlayFest @gmail.com . (PDF’s only) No identifying information on your script as we want to ensure anonymity during the judging process. Only after selecting the finalists will the identity of the winners be revealed.

TASN is an award-winning 50 seat black box in historic Newburyport, Massachusetts. This Festival will be sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop who collectively have been produced at more than 200 venues around the country.

This Short Play Festival is brought to you by playwrights, for playwrights, and will be directed
and 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.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Science Fiction Theatre Festival 2020

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Deadline: Saturday 1st of February 2020

THE PLEASANCE THEATRE - Downstairs
19th - 23rd May 2020 London,UK
 7pm, 3:30pm
Submissions for Horatio Productions' Science Fiction Festival 2020 are open!

Submissions open:

We're looking for groundbreaking short science fiction plays, for writers coming from all walks of life, for daring and innovative creators, for new ideas, revolutionary dreams, crazy stories, for the bold, the daring, and the unique. These are the details:
  • Length: Up to 15 minutes per play.
  • Cast: Up to 4 performers.
  • Set restrictions: The stage will be shared with several other companies; time for setting up will be minimal, so don't submit anything that involves complicated set design, or too many props.
  • Submission limit: Writers can submit as many plays as they want. We will do our best to read all the material sent, and to get back to every applicant in due time.
  • International entries are welcome. You do not have to be based in the UK, but the play must be in English language.
  • Deadline: Saturday 1st of February 2020. Plays sent after this date won't be considered for the festival. 

Selection process:

Once the deadline is closed, we'll read all of the plays submitted. Yes, all of them. From beginning to end. We'll select between 16 and 20 plays, and get back to every writer who has applied. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide feedback for all but, if you specifically ask for it, we would try our best to get back to you. Sometimes, if necessary, we will ask writers for edits, but only if there is something that we really need changed in order to program the play. Edits are generally related to length, or number of characters.

What happens next:

The selected plays will be paired with directors and cast, and will be given one or two slots during the festival. This means that, as a writer, once you have submitted your play, and done any necessary edits, your work is done (unless you want to get involved in a different capacity as well). Once the festival is over, we will share any profit between all participants. We have an open books policy.

This project is currently on a profit share basis. We are applying for funding but are not able to confirm if it will come through until a later date.

​How to apply:
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1) Fill in this form:

2) Send your script to: scifitheatre@gmail.com

We are aiming to program up to 20 short plays during the festival. Depending on the quality of the material received, and the length of the plays selected, that number could change.

We look forward to reading your science fiction plays!

Friday, January 10, 2020

Second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch

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Deadline for CageMatch submissions sent via e-mail is.March 1, 2020; 
post-mark deadline, if mailed, is February 24, 2020.

Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, California, is accepting submissions for our second Annual Playwrights’ CageMatch. Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.

Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Grand prize for the chosen script.

We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. THT staff and community will select the top five submissions. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors which Town Hall provides.  On March 23, 2020, the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at Town Hall Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!

Our theme this year is: AMONG THE TREES.  The setting is a clearing among the trees, in a forest or woodland area, anywhere in the universe; there may be a doorway, portal or entranceway or two, and maybe even a window. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. We are also seeking scripts demonstrating gender parity. A lovers’ encounter or post-apocalyptic tale, perhaps?  We’re looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre is up to you!

Yes, you may submit more than one play.

 There is no restriction on plays that have been previously produced and/or published but they need to fit the theme and setting.

Playwrights will be notified by email whether they are chosen as one of the five performed playwrights.

Admission to the performance is $5 (free to our subscribers), and a token to vote for the winner is $5.

Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to cagematch@townhalltheatre.com or mailed to:

Town Hall Theatre, ATTN: Susan E. Evans, Artistic Director, 3535 School Street, Lafayette, CA  94549

PLEASE INCLUDE A MAILING ADDRESS  ON YOUR SUBMISSION.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Spring New Works

Seeking fully produced, (cast, directed and ready to be performed by April, 2020 ) 7 -15 minute, 1 act plays for: Manhattan Repertory Theatre's SPRING NEW WORKS  April 17, April 18 & April 19, 2020 at THEATRE 54, 240 West 54th St. NYC (Between 8th and Broadway)

Each 7-15  minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 7-15 minute (fully produced) play production please email:

  • The complete script of the play as a .pdf, 
  • a synopsis of the play,
  • the character breakdown, 
  • the set and lighting requirements, 
  • the approximate running time,
  • the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
  • your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com by January 28, 2020.

Please put “SPRING NEW WORKS” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a day or so,  as to your acceptance.

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

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before January 28, 2020, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights and we will orchestrate the play series.

Once accepted, there will be a $95 participation fee.

For more information, log on to manhattanrep.com

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Woodside Players of Queens Summer 2020 Play Festival

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Deadline: April 15. 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2020 Play Festival, to take place in August 2020 in New York City. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across the globe.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements.

One submission per playwright.

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission.

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

Deadline: April 15. 2020. Email: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Nomad Theatre seeks submissions for The Art Show

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Webster’s defines “Art” as, “the conscious use of skill and creative imagination”. It can manifest in painting, sculpture, writing, dance, or…theatre! For the next Nomad Theatre production, we want to celebrate our creativity!

Performances will be held at The McLean County Art Center in Bloomington IL

March 5th at 7:00 and March 8th at 5:00

Still accepting submissions:

Please submit plays centering around “The Art Show”. Because Nomad performs in site specific locations, the show will be staged in a local art gallery! Nomad is requesting submissions of plays ranging from 5 to 30 minutes in length that involve any kind of art and have a cast of 4 or fewer. NOMAD has a wide range of actors available, ranging in age from 18 to 81.

Please submit your entry by January 1, 2020, to nomadtheatre.artplays@gmail.com

Short Play & Musical Festival - SEX 2020

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SPF - Sex 2020 submissions are now open.

They close January 2nd, 2020 at 11:00pm.

Submit via Submittable

The festival runs Feb 13th-March 1st (3 weeks) and your show would perform 4 nights during one of the three weeks...per usual!

To submit go to www.shortplaynyc.com and scroll down on the HOME page (the website is in the process of being updated now, but the submission page is ready for you!)

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:  "SEX!" (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 $100 REFUNDABLE deposit required and a $50 NON-refundable tech fee required

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


Visit our website: www.shortplaynyc.com

Monday, December 30, 2019

Science Fiction Theatre Festival

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We're looking for groundbreaking short science fiction plays, for writers coming from all walks of life, for daring and innovative creators, for new ideas, revolutionary dreams, crazy stories, for the bold, the daring, and the unique.

These are the details:
  • Length: Up to 15 minutes per play.
  • Cast: Up to 4 performers.
  • Set restrictions: The stage will be shared with several other companies; time for setting up will be minimal, so don't submit anything that involves complicated set design, or too many props.
  • Submission limit: Writers can submit as many plays as they want. We will do our best to read all the material sent, and to get back to every applicant in due time.
  • International entries are welcome. You do not have to be based in the UK, but the play must be in English language.

Deadline: Saturday 1st of February 2020. Plays sent after this date won't be considered for the festival. 

Selection process:

Once the deadline is closed, we'll read all of the plays submitted. Yes, all of them. From beginning to end. We'll select between 16 and 20 plays, and get back to every writer who has applied. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide feedback for all but, if you specifically ask for it, we would try our best to get back to you. Sometimes, if necessary, we will ask writers for edits, but only if there is something that we really need changed in order to program the play. Edits are generally related to length, or number of characters.

What happens next:

The selected plays will be paired with directors and cast, and will be given one or two slots during the festival. This means that, as a writer, once you have submitted your play, and done any necessary edits, your work is done (unless you want to get involved in a different capacity as well). Once the festival is over, we will share any profit between all participants. We have an open books policy.

This project is currently on a profit share basis. We are applying for funding but are not able to confirm if it will come through until a later date.

​How to apply:
​​
1) Fill in this form

2) Send your script to: scifitheatre@gmail.com

We are aiming to program up to 20 short plays during the festival. Depending on the quality of the material received, and the length of the plays selected, that number could change.

We look forward to reading your science fiction plays!

Monday, December 23, 2019

Science Fiction Theatre Festival

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THE PLEASANCE THEATRE - Downstairs
19th - 23rd May 2020 London,UK
 7pm, 3:30pm

Submissions for Horatio Productions' Science Fiction Festival 2020 are open!

Submissions open:

We're looking for groundbreaking short science fiction plays, for writers coming from all walks of life, for daring and innovative creators, for new ideas, revolutionary dreams, crazy stories, for the bold, the daring, and the unique. These are the details:

Length: Up to 15 minutes per play.

Cast: Up to 4 performers.

Set restrictions: The stage will be shared with several other companies; time for setting up will be minimal, so don't submit anything that involves complicated set design, or too many props.

Submission limit: Writers can submit as many plays as they want. We will do our best to read all the material sent, and to get back to every applicant in due time.

International entries are welcome. You do not have to be based in the UK, but the play must be in English language.

Deadline: Saturday 1st of February 2020. 

Plays sent after this date won't be considered for the festival.

Selection process:

Once the deadline is closed, we'll read all of the plays submitted. Yes, all of them. From beginning to end. We'll select between 16 and 20 plays, and get back to every writer who has applied.
Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide feedback for all but, if you specifically ask for it, we would try our best to get back to you. Sometimes, if necessary, we will ask writers for edits, but only if there is something that we really need changed in order to program the play. Edits are generally related to length, or number of characters.

What happens next:

The selected plays will be paired with directors and cast, and will be given one or two slots during the festival. This means that, as a writer, once you have submitted your play, and done any necessary edits, your work is done (unless you want to get involved in a different capacity as well). Once the festival is over, we will share any profit between all participants. We have an open books policy.

This project is currently on a profit share basis. We are applying for funding but are not able to confirm if it will come through until a later date.

​How to apply:
​​
1) Fill in this form

2) Send your script to: scifitheatre@gmail.com

We are aiming to program up to 20 short plays during the festival. Depending on the quality of the material received, and the length of the plays selected, that number could change.

We look forward to reading your science fiction plays!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

SLAMinutes (UK) seeks short plays

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Is there any part of 2019 you’d like to investigate further? What part of the raging fireball stands out to you? What is still twisting your melon? Filling you with joy? Let’s kick out 2019 hard and bring in 2020.

Once again they are looking for 30 Writers: playwrights, spoken word artists, comedians, drag artists, singer-songwriters and everything in between.

To give them ONE MINUTE each of their voice, their perspective of 2019.

Deadline for submissions: 18th December 2019

Performance: 26th January 2020 at Shoreditch Town Hall

Please feel free to resubmit if you have done so before also.

Submit your 1 minute piece here


Saturday, November 30, 2019

VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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You can take the "gal" out of Galentine's Day, but wouldn't you rather take the gal out ON Galentine's Day?

VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS is a short play festival that celebrates lesbian love through the ages.

Whether it's a time-honored tale of girl meets boi, or a pulpy piece about women in the shadows who whisper their love, we're seeking character-driven romances that explore connection and affection, emotion and devotion.

For the purposes of this play festival, Sapphrodite is the goddess of love.

Other than that, we're open to anything: firsts, lasts, in-betweens; fix-ups, mix-ups, break-ups, make-ups; gal pals, lady friends, lover girls; historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy.

So put your heart in the "write" place and submit to VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS, curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin and presented February 14-16, 2020, at The Martin in Chicago.

Guidelines

Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary.

Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 4 characters.

Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration.

Send your scripts in PDF format to allisonfradkin@aol.com with "Violet Surprise" in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to that address.

The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019.

Playwrights will be notified of our selections by January 1.

About Violet Surprise: Founded in 2019, Violet Surprise is a lesbian-feminist theatre company devised by director-producer Iris Sowlat and playwright-actress Allison Fradkin. Their mission is to present new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of lesbian, trans, and genderqueer theatregoers.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Museum of Dysfunction XII seeks 10-minute plays

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Mildred’s Umbrella Theater Company (Houston TX) is now accepting submissions for Museum of Dysfunction XII;  Annual Short Play Festival.

Twenty (20) plays will be selected and performed in two groups of ten (10) over the course of two consecutive weekends in Houston, TX. Summer 2020.

Since 2008, Mildred’s Umbrella has celebrated the dark, quirky, odd and absurd with a collection of shorts. Now in its twelfth year, MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION has become a highlight of the Houston theater season. The plays are read blind by a committee and chosen for their alignment with Mildred’s Umbrella’s mission and guidelines, as well as their unique perspective.

Plays must follow the guidelines listed below:

  • Submission deadline is December 31, 2019.
  • Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format.
  • Complete a Google Form with contact and play information to receive an email address link to submit your play. Google Form is at http://bit.ly/33bImya
  • Play Submission is FREE but no more than 2 submissions will be accepted. 
  • Plays will require no more than 6 actors.
  • Plays will run no more than 12 minutes.
  • Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.
  • Plays have not been previously produced in the greater Houston area. 
  • Plays must included a title sheet with Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with brief description), and setting. (The title sheet will be removed for the reading committee so that submissions are blind.)  
  • Plays fall into the weird, dark, quirky, odd, strange, absurd and/or dysfunctional categories. 
  • Plays align with Mildred’s Umbrella’s mission: “We strive to feature the work of female playwrights, actors, and directors, which promotes the empowerment of women in theater.”  This means either female identifying playwrights and/or a focus on female identifying characters. 
  • The aesthetic of Museum of Dysfunction is to highlight the dark corners of life, celebrate difference, and accept our dysfunction. Please submit your plays with this in mind.

Timeline for submissions:

  • Semi-finalists will be notified via email by the end of April 2020. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.
  • Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production in Summer 2020 will be notified via email by June 1, 2020.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Loud 'N Unchained Black Theater Festival

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Produced by Loud 'N Unchained and Broom Street Theater

Submission Form

June 12, 2020 - June 28, 2020

Performances Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Loud 'N Unchained and Broom Street Theater are proud to present the Loud 'N Unchained Black Theater Festival. This festival will be produced at Broom Street Theater and will have performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for three weeks starting June 12, 2020 through June 28, 2020.

This festival is focused on producing works by Black artists. We are currently accepting submissions to the festival for a variety of performance arts.

Submission period is open until January 31, 2020.

All artists will be notified by March 1, 2020.

Once the selections have been made, there will be a call for artists and actors. Auditions for the production will be in late March/ early April with rehearsals running from the end of April through opening weekend. All theatrical submissions will be directed by Dana Pellebon. The artistic committee of T Banks, Dana Pellebon, Janine Gardner and Doug Reed will review all alternative performances for inclusion and those performances will have rehearsal time with the Director.

Guidelines for Submission:
1. Work must be written/originated by a Black artist.
2. All submissions will be reviewed to ensure that content is not transphobic, racist, misogynistic, or otherwise harmful to the Black community in its intent.
3. Submissions can include the following:
a) Full length theatrical play (60-90 minutes long)
b) Short theatrical play (5 to 20 minutes long)
c) Spoken word (0-5 minutes long)
d) Dance (0-5 minutes long)
e) Musical performance (10-25 minutes long)
f)     Drag or Burlesque (0-5 minutes long)
g) Other (5-25 minutes long)

4. All plays and spoken word pieces must be submitted via pdf or word document. This document should not have your name printed on the document. Title and Contact information will be on the Google Form submission.

5. Dance or Musical Performance must be submitted via video. It can be a link to a performance or an actual video.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

South Simcoe Theatre reading series

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The South Simcoe Theatre in Cookstown (Ontario Canada) is currently seeking new plays for the 12th year of our reading series:

FOUR PLAY:

A SHOWCASE OF PLAY READINGS JUNE 4th – JUNE 7th, 2020

“Every Day A Different Play!”

Audiences will be treated to a showcase of lightly rehearsed “readings” of plays never before seen or heard on the Town Hall stage.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: NOVEMBER 30TH, 2019

Original sketches, monologues, short or full-length plays accepted

Submit a play: fourplay@southsimcoetheatre.com

More info: fourplay@southsimcoetheatre.com

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

St. Paul’s Arts Council 3rd Annual Short Play Festival

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The St. Paul’s Arts Council is showcasing original, never before produced short plays in its 3rd Annual Short Play Festival, February 9, 2020. Plays are to be in one of two categories: 2-Minute or 10-Minute plays. This festival was created to encourage new and upcoming playwrights.

There is no entry fee.

The theme for this year’s festival is “The Time of Our Lives.” Since this is the weekend before Valentine’s Day, the theme is focused around love and is inspired by the song “The Time of My Life” from Dirty Dancing. Plays selected to be a part of the 2020 Short Play Festival will receive rehearsals with professional quality actors and directors, then presented in a staged reading for our audience. The performance is free of charge but donations are accepted with all proceeds supporting an outreach ministry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

Guidelines:

We are looking for original works which have not been published and have not had a full premiere production. Plays are to be either two minutes or ten minutes in length. We are not accepting musicals and the cast shall be limited to four.

Submission:

Submitted plays should address the thematic guidelines as listed above and be submitted by the deadline. Early submission is encouraged. We are only accepting electronic submissions in PDF format. Please do not submit paper manuscripts.

Send an email to parishoffice@stpaulna.org with the following in the body of the email: Play Title, Name of Playwright(s), Contact information (email and phone), Synopsis of the play and cast requirements.

Attach a PDF copy of your script with just the title on the cover. As our readers are reading blind we request that you please not include playwright or contact information on the submitted script. Email all submissions by November 4, 2019.

One submission per playwright so we can highlight more playwrights.

Evaluation:

All submissions will be screened by a blind panel of readers for appropriateness of topic, theatricality, and overall quality. Each play will receive scores from a minimum of 2 readers. Highly-scored plays from the first round will be read by additional readers and scored until a short list of plays is determined.

Questions: Contact parishoffice@stpaulna.org

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