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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Monday, November 30, 2020

B3 Theater Fourth Festival of Shorts

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Deadline: December 15, 2020 11:59 PM MST

B3 Theater of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks scripts for their Fourth Festival of Shorts! The Festival will be held in June/July of 2021. The Shorts will be fully rehearsed shows, whether they take place live or virtually.
  • The shortlisted scripts will be judged in performance by the audience, and the winning scriptwriter(s) will receive $50!
  • The subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental and progressive works. There should be minimal setting, prop, and costume requirements. All genres welcome, including monologues, with the exception of musicals. 
  • Entries should be 5-15 pages, including the title and cast page. 
  • One entry per playwright, please.
  • Previous productions are okay.
  • Please refrain from sending material previously submitted to B3.
  • International submissions are welcome, but the text must be in English.
  • Please scrub your submission of your name and personal information. Include that information in the body of your email, along with the title of the play.
  • Please put the following in the subject line of your email: Submission: the name of your play
  • The format may be docx or pdf.
  • There is no fee with this contest.
  • Submissions must be received no later than 11:59 PM AZ time, December 15, 2020.
  • Entries will be capped at 200. Please check our website at www.b3theater.com for a notice of when the cap has been reached.
Send submissions to: ilanab3productions@gmail.com. If you have any questions, you may also ask Ilana Lydia at this address. 

You will hear from us regarding your submission around March 2021.

Friday, November 27, 2020

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

Monday, November 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, November 22, 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.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Acting Naturally is seeking One Act Play submissions

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Deadline: December 12, 2020

Acting Naturally is seeking One Act Play submissions for A Night of One Acts! 

Playwrights, ages teen through adult are encouraged to submit a maximum of two plays. Plays should be no longer than 20 minutes with four characters maximum and simple set requirements. Please include your name, email, phone number and title of play on the cover page. Email your PDF play to wendy@actingnaturally.com. The deadline for submissions is December 12.

Performances take place March 11 through 13, 2021.

Friday, November 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

Thursday, November 19, 2020

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.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Theater Three Offstage/Online

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In an effort to present original content in a unique way, Theatre Three, is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works. To date, the company has produced and posted over two dozen pieces. Ideally, the pieces are written or re-conceived for an online platform. We hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell stories in a different way.

The Plays:
  • Should run 7 to 15 minutes.
  • Should require no more than 10 actors.
  • Should ideally be able to be performed without stage directions. (The scene may be set at the outset.)
  • Will be rehearsed and taped on Zoom or similar platform.
  • Will be posted on Theatre Three’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
  • Should be submitted as pdfs with title and author: THE PLAY Author Name

Playwrights may make multiple submissions. This is an open-ended project.

Selected works will received a $25 stipend; playwrights will retain all rights to future productions.

Questions and pdfs of scripts may be emailed to Jeffrey@TheatreThree.com.

Click here to watch the shows

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Barely Seen seeks short plays

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Hey there, writers! I'm pleased to introduce the newest section of Barely Seen: Write Bites! Each month I'll choose a few one-paged plays and poems to display. The goal here is length; anything longer than one page won't be considered. 

Send your submissions in Word or PDF format to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com, and I'll try to respond within two weeks. If I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet. 

For any questions, contact me at barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to check out the Submission Guidelines for Poetry and Plays before you submit! 

Submission Guidelines for Plays

-Submit as many ten-minute or one-act plays as you like, including previously published or produced plays in a Word or PDF file to barelyseeneditor@gmail.com. Make sure to title your email (Last Name)_(Play), and please note that any plays Barely Seen has already published won't be considered for publication a second time.

-Any theme of play is allowed, but plays that deal with inappropriate content won't be published.

-All ages are welcome to submit work. If under 18, please include a note in the body of your email stating your name, age, and a little bit about you. All others please include a note in the body of your email stating your name and a little bit about you.

-If you would like to be published under a pseudonym or nickname instead of your given name, please include your preference in your note.

-I will try to get back to you within two weeks; if I haven't contacted you by then, send me another email checking up on your submission. I might have received your file and just not been able to get to it yet.

-If you want to be considered for Featured Writer of the Month, make sure to send in your plays by the end of each month.

-If you have any questions about the submission process, please feel free to reach out to me at barelyseeneditor@gmail.com.

Jewish Women's Theater seeks short plays for At-Home Salon Theatre Season

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Deadline: December 1, 2020


Click to view our themes for the 2021 Season

Three easy steps to SUBMITTING YOUR MATERIAL

Step 1: Click to view our themes for the 2021 Season
VERY IMPORTANT TO SUBMIT TO THE THEME
Step 2: Carefully read Submissions Guidelines
Step 3: Fill out Writers Survey


Submission Guidelines 

JWT produces contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance.

Seeking first person narratives or stories.

Most of the stories are true. If you want to see your work performed on our stage, your best chance is to submit a first-person narrative OR a short story that is no longer than 1500 words AND illuminates a theme that JWT is exploring in the upcoming seasons (themes listed below.) Stories, one-acts, poems or songs will be considered. Sometimes we incorporate short, 5-8 minute plays into these salons if they fit the theme.

Submit your material to ronda@jewishwomenstheatre.org. Be sure to let us know the theme to which you are submitting in the subject line of your email. Make sure your name and title of your work appear on your submission. Fill out our writer’s survey HERE to complete your submission.


Themes for 2021 At-Home Salon Theatre Season


Remembrance of Things Present
The legacy of the Shoah in stories from the next generations are not only funny and insightful, but deeply moving.

Star Spangled Sabra
Caught between two promised lands, Israeli Americans share their story of longing, loss and love in the Diaspora.


Family Matters
We love them. We hate them. We can’t live with them; we can’t live without them. The matters of family, and why family matters, are as old as the Bible. This show reveals our most personal family stories.


Deadline for submissions
October 1, 2020


Persian Sunrise, American Sunset

Evocative and humorous Iranian stories that explore the heartbreak and triumph of a new generation forging its own identity while trying to honor its heritage. Email submit@jewishwomenstheatre.org for submissions to this particular show. Thank you!


Deadline for submissions
October 1, 2020

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

BREAK A LEG 5X5 LOVE FESTIVAL

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Deadline: November 15, 2020 EST

We are currently accepting one act plays, to be videotaped for our 5X5 LOVE FESTIVAL, currently scheduled for February, 2021, to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

The deadline to submit is noon Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, 11/15/2020.

Send submissions to: breakaleg.plays@gmail.com.

Please only submit plays that meet the following 5 guidelines:
  • Theme of love/Romantic Comedies told within 5 pages
  • Maximum of 2 characters of any race or identity that serves the story. Open to all and any combination. Strongly seeking stories involving seniors.
  • Must be a One Act Play with a beginning, middle, and an end.
  • Please set the dramatic action of the play to be captured either on zoom or be recorded socially distanced in a black box theatre.
  • Limited costume and props
By submitting your play, you agree that if chosen as part of this series, you permit your work to be videotaped and distributed online, including but not limited to the Break A Leg Productions website, YouTube, Facebook and Instagram accounts, in perpetuity, without compensation. You also agree that Break A Leg Productions is solely responsible for casting.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

THINK FAST: One-Act Play Competition 2021

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Deadline November 13, 2020

HOW TO SUBMIT FOR 2021
Electronic submissions only. No fee to submit.
Deadline: November 13, 2020

E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org
Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

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 participation fee.”


IF YOUR PLAY IS SELECTED
​​​The Theater Project will supply a stage manager/technical director to oversee the Zoom production.

Individual productions supply the actors, directors and make their own agreements with actors and directors regarding compensation.

​Playwrights will be charge a $100 fee to cover the $500 prize as well as the cost of hiring the stage manager/technical director

JUDGING

Plays selected be recorded and will have three (3) performances on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m.

​At each performance, the audience will vote for their favorite play.

After the Sunday performance, judges will award:
Best Play ($500 prize)
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Director
and
Audience Choice.


​The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. There is no fee to submit your play for consideration. Plays are accepted in the fall for the February 2020 event.

Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. This restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Sets, lighting and sound requirements must be simple. No elaborate props or effects. Playwrights invited to participate must have plays that are ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors.

About the Production Fee
The Theater Project does not charge a submission fee for its THINK FAST one-act festival.

We do, however, charge a $100 production fee to help cover the cost of the $500 prize as well as the hiring of a stage manager/technical director to work with the productions on their technical needs as well as supervise a rehearsal and record the final performance on TTP’s Zoom platform.

Although we would rather not charge a production fee, the reality is that without help from participating playwrights, we would not be able to offer this showcase for new works.

Monday, November 9, 2020

FAST & FURIOUS FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: November 23, 2020 11PM PST

Spokane Stage Left proudly continues its ONE PAGE play festival running virtually February 27, 2020. We are currently accepting plays for the festival from all over the world. Each play is presented in traditional reader's theater format. It is FREE to submit! We will choose 30-40 plays for the festival and playwrights will be informed by February 1, 2021.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Plays must be ONE page in length (not including title page).
2. Plays must be original works and submitted by the playwright or rights holder.
3. Plays can be submitted as a Word Document or PDF (Word is preferred when possible).
4. Plays must be in traditional script format with font size 12, all character names in all caps & aligned to the left, stage directions in italics (see form link below for an example). All scripts are put together into book form for the actors, so preference will be given to scripts who follow directions.
5. The deadline for entries is 11 PM PST, Monday, November 23, 2020. Late submissions will not be considered.
6. Only ONE submission per playwright.
7. Plays must be primarily in English.
8. No Musicals.

The form below must be filled out in its entirety for play to be considered.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdjRYgCBxmFH5MBrW-jN8cWTgn3huWmXA3KELUDS-cqrdWoNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Questions can be emailed to festival producer, Rebecca Cook at racook321@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Once Upon A Christmas call for submissions are open

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Deadline: November 15, 2020

• RULES •

Submit a short play or monologue under 10 minutes around the theme Once Upon A Christmas. All submissions must include the phrase, "Dear Santa,
It was not my fault."

We will select 5 pieces of work — announced Nov 18 — to showcase on Dec 19!

• DEADLINE •
November 15, 2020

• SUBMIT TO •
info@krispproduction.com with the subject 'Once Upon A Christmas_(your name)_(title of entry' in pdf format.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Theater Project Soliciting Short Plays for 2021 Competition

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Deadline: November 13, 2020

The Theater Project of Union, NJ, an award-winning, professional theater, is now soliciting short plays for a Zoom production of Think Fast, its eighth-annual short play competition February 19, 20 and 21, 2021. The contest is open to playwrights in the New Jersey-New York area

The Judges’ Choice winner will receive a $500 prize.

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.”

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 more than one play. 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 to cover the $500 prize and the hiring a technical director/state manager who will work with playwrights/directors on their Zoom recordings.

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: 2021 Think Fast will be recorded on Zoom and broadcast on Friday, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 21 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.

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, February 19 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, February 20 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, February 21 at 2 p.m. 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.html

Friday, October 23, 2020

M Ensemble Company seeks new plays from people of color

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Deadline: November 1, 2020
Miami Florida

As we venture into our 2020/2021 season, we recognize that artist have been impacted tremendously from this Covid 19 Pandemic. It is important that we stand together as a community. It has always been The M Ensemble’s mission to promote African- American culture and experiences through the performing arts. Which is why we are so excited to give artist of color an opportunity to submit their original plays to be produced in or up and coming season!

Submission Rules and Information

Additional Information

The M Ensemble Company is looking for new plays from people of color (10- 20 minutes) for our up and coming 2020 to 2021 Season.

We want scripts that are conscious, thought provoking, lively, and timely. We are looking for plays of all genres. Plays cannot exceed 4 characters. There is no age restriction for the characters.

Please review the criteria thoroughly before sending in your submission

Plays will be accepted from October 12th – November 1st.
Scripts will not be accepted after submission date.
Playwrights can submit only one script, so make sure you send your best work!
Each play script must be no more than 20 pages long; not including production notes and character list.

Please send all submissions to: TheMEnsemble@gmail.com

Re: Scripts 2020_2021 Season

Monday, October 19, 2020

Fantasy Theater seeks short plays for children

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Deadline: October 24, 2020
Chatham NJ

Fantasy Theater, which produces CCP's children's theatre, is seeking original short pieces to be produced this winter in a safe environment, following all local health recommendations, and to be presented virtually. The deadline for submissions is October 24th.

Pieces should be about 15 minutes long and be appropriate for children and families. We are seeking plays that are "fractured fairy tales"--think a classic story but updated and/or with a twist. The funnier the better! Plays should feature no more than 5 actors, but actors can play multiple parts (please note which parts would be played by the same actors if possible).

Please email your plays to FantasyTheater@ChathamPlayers.org.

If you are an interested actor and comfortable working safely together, please email us at the same email.

We look forward to reading your plays!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Ex/Post seeks work for ISSUE II

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Deadline: October 15, 2020

Submissions for ISSUE II are open on Duosuma from September 1 to October 15, and BIPOC creators may simultaneously submit to our microgrant here. If you encounter any issues submitting over Duosuma, please let us know and send an email submission instead. Blog pitches are open year-round and not hosted on Duosuma. 

All submissions are read anonymously. We welcome people of all ages, ethnicities, and sexualities to submit. We are open to multiple and simultaneous submissions as long as you state such in your cover letter. Unless solicited, please submit only previously unpublished work; we do not consider work that has been featured on personal websites or social media as published.

All submissions should be in 12-point Times New Roman, with poetry single-spaced. Please do not include any identifying information within the body of the work submitted.

At this time, we are able to offer a modest honorarium to accepted writers. Upon acceptance, EX/POST MAGAZINE receives first North American publishing and archival rights. All rights revert back to the author upon publication. We ask that you credit us if the work is reprinted in the future.

DRAMA

Please send up to two one-act plays under ten pages each. Include a brief third-person biography with your cover letter.

SUBMISSION FORM


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Pumphouse Players seeks short scripts - Winter Wonderland

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Deadline: October 26, 2020

Theme: Winter Wonderland

Submit via online form

Winter weather, holiday obligations, and frenzied family gatherings often dominate the season. We’re accepting Zoom/online/recording-friendly short plays centered around the winter experience for our December short play festival event.

Pumphouse Players is now accepting short plays for Fall 2020 online events! Though our physical theatre is dark, we have an ongoing commitment to providing artistic opportunities and creative outlets to our community members and supporting various creative endeavors.

We’ve been encouraged by the amount of support that we’ve received and the number of people we’ve been able to connect with over the last few months and we’re excited to keep up the momentum!

HOW IT WORKS

Playwrights (of all experience levels!) can submit one or two Zoom-friendly short plays for consideration for one or more of our events. It’s easy! Just use the submission form on this page. After the deadline, our team will review the submissions and notify those accepted. Once selected, our team will seek directors and cast members who will rehearse and record your short play. The shorts will be presented in a festival event (1 to 3 airing dates) in collaboration with Pumphouse Players and The In-House Writers. Each playwright and performer will be granted one free access code to the online event(s) for themselves or a guest to enjoy the collection!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Plays must be between 5 to 15 minutes in length.

Plays must in English.

Plays must be Zoom/recording friendly.

Playwrights may only submit 1-2 plays per event.

Playwrights must indicate kid/family-friendly or adult/mature audience on their submission. An adult/mature designation will not prevent plays from being accepted.

We do not require a special format. Please use best judgment in ensuring your piece is recognizable as a script.

THE FINE PRINT

There is no entry fee or participant fee.

There is no stipend or compensation for any playwright, participant, or organizer. Pumphouse Players is a 100% volunteer-run and volunteer-led community organization.

Entry to our online events will be by donation. All donations gathered are to support Pumphouse Players, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Playwrights who are selected will be asked to grant us permission to record and “air” or “stream” a recording of their play up to 3 times in closed events. The recording process is purely to offset the potential for technical issues. No copies of the recording shall be published.

Playwrights maintain all rights to their plays.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Big Break seeking short plays

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We are curating a festival of eight short one act plays and we will leave submissions open until we find those stellar plays that blow us away.

If your play is picked it will be directed by a SAG professional and star the Big Break's repertory of actors.

Seeking Ten-Minute Stage Plays – or Short Film Scripts that can be staged as Plays – for unscripted competition Web-Series about producing the plays themselves.

We’re searching for one-act plays (10-12 pages/10-15 minutes in length) with 1-4 characters to be taped in three-camera TV style.

All genres accepted – holiday elements a plus.
All writers welcome: WGA or non-WGA, Equity or non-Equity.
In the submission form please make sure to fill out all fields, even if it's with a 0 or a NA.
We will request a logline,

When you click on submit you will be asked to provide a logline, never fear, we just want to know what your script is about.

Be sure to follow our Instagram @thebigbreakoc for news and announcements!

Click the link HERE to submit your Play!

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