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Monday, July 22, 2019

What’s On Tom? Productions in Kilkenny, Ireland seeks 15 minute plays

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What’s On Tom? Productions in Kilkenny, Ireland invites playwrights, both established and emerging, to submit original 15 minute plays, with a maximum cast of three, on the theme - SHAME.

Scripts chosen by the reading panel will be performed at The Red Door Theatre in Thomastown, Kilkenny, and Billy Byrnes, Kilkenny City in autumn of 2019.

We ask that writers do not put their name on scripts.

We do not need bios, CVs or links to other work at this stage.

Please include a separate sheet with your contact details and the name of your play.

We can accept one submission per writer.

Send submissions by email only to: whatsontomproductions@gmail.com

Deadline for submission is Friday August 2nd at 5pm.

We are unable to accept late submissions.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Players Theatre - BOO short play festival

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Submit your short play or musical for one of our festivals

Submissions now open for: Boo! October 2019

DATES & LOCATIONS:
October 10-27, 2019
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre at The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street, New York, NY  10012 – 3rd floor

3 weeks, 4 performances weekly (Thursday through Sunday),
5 plays featured each week.

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

Writers are eligible to submit up to 2 plays.
THEME:   “Boo!”
Scare us or force us to laugh till we die – horror plays and musicals including a great spoof
All plays submitted must be centered on and 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 20 pages
Submissions open: June 18, 2019
Submissions close: August 22, 2019 at 11p
Play selection announced on; September 01, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2019 Play Festival,

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Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Fall 2019 Play Festival, to take place in December 2019. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City and Long Island only. Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). 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: September 15. 2019. 

Email: woodsideplayersofqueens@gmail.com.

Monday, July 15, 2019

Rabbit Punch Festival seeking short productions

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Rabbit Punch is a festival of short theatre pieces presented by Poison Apple Initiative at Franky Bradley's in Philadelphia November 14th/15th at 8pm.

We're looking for dark/ funny/ scary/ sad/ infuriated/ playful/ weird/ tricky work. Imagine a dance party in a warehouse where everyone is dancing when the floor collapses. Think about WIle E. Coyote (audience) and how he's running along chasing the RoadRunner (play) and then the Roadrunner takes a sharp turn and Wile E. doesn't notice he's run off the cliff until he looks down. That's the kinda stuff we want.

*Submissions close August 1st at 11.59pm. All applicants will be notified of acceptance by August 15th, and accepted applicants will be sent a contract and detailed tech specs of the space.

*Pieces should be between 10-20 minutes in length with minimal set requirements.

*While not all artists involved in the project must be Philadelphia-based, there should be at least one team member who is. For instance: NYC playwrights with ties to a director or actors in Philly are encouraged to apply.

*Queer, trans, and PoC artists are specifically encouraged to apply.

*A mandatory tech rehearsal will be held November 13th between 3pm and 7pm. Each project will be given between 30 and 45 minutes of tech time depending on need.

*Selected pieces will be presented on both evenings of the festival.

*Participating artists are responsible for all aspects of production including casting, procurement of set pieces/ costumes/ props, and set-up/ tear-down of the piece during production. The festival provides access to a fixed light set-up, sound system, tech director/ board operator, and stage manager.

*Projects with 1-2 artists will be given $100, and projects with 3+ artists will be given $200. Production stipends will be sent via Venmo/ PayPal on November 1st to help defray the cost of production. There is no additional stipend available for travel from NYC.

Submission form can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/rabbitpunchfest
On FaceBook: fb.me/poisonappleinitiative

Please feel free to contact poisonappleinitiative@gmail.com with questions.
We look forward to reading your work.

Friday, July 12, 2019

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

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South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred,
15 mins maximum) Halloween plays for its Tri-State Theatre Festival: Halloween Edition.
The event will take place October 18-20, 2019 in Spring Lake, NJ.

This event is an offshoot of SSPs popular Tri-State Theater Festival and serves as an
artistic fundraiser. All proceeds go to SSP to support the theatre’s commitment to producing
high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for the 2019-20 season…
and beyond.

Submission Rules and Process:
  • Seeking original comedic & dramatic Halloween-themed short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).
  • Plays must be Halloween-themed, which includes, but is not limited to, plays about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, headless horsemen… pretty much anything and everything Halloween… however, all plays must be family-friendly, PG-rated.
  • Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.
  • Plays must be in standard playscript format.
  • Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.
  • SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.
  • No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.
  • Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019, 11:59pm.
  • For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

South Street Players 9th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival

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

South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking original, short (10 mins preferred,
15 mins maximum) plays for its 9th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival. The event will take place October 11-13, 2019 in Spring Lake, NJ.

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

Submission Rules and Process:

  • Seeking original comedic and dramatic short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).
  • Plays must be 15 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 15 pages will not be considered.
  • Plays must be in standard playscript format.
  • Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.
  • SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.
  • No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.
  • Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com
  • Deadline: July 15, 2019, 11:59pm.
  • For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Saturday Night Live Submissions

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Deadline: July 15, 2019

Submit 3 – 5 Sketches
– 1 commercial parody
– 1 topical (political or pop culture) sketch
– The remainder should be whatever best represents your unique abilities

Cast the sketches using the first names of active SNL cast members and potential hosts. Combine the sketches into a single PDF file to upload.

You do not need to upload a release form. Submitting this form online will create your release form and email you a copy.

By proceeding, you are acknowledging that you are in agreement with the NBC Universal

Monday, July 1, 2019

Image Theater Naughty Readings seeks short plays

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Image Theater of Lowell, MA is seeking submission for our annual Naughty Readings.

The readings will take place in November (exact date TBA).

We are seeking short plays (10 minutes or under), prose, poetry, and original songs that have a naughty, sexy, or seductive theme — Max of 2 submissions per writer or composer, single set, four characters or less.

email submissions to Imagetheaterlowell@gmail.com no later than noontime (EDT) August 31st. 


NOTE:
Due to an OVERWHELMING amount of submissions, Image Theater of Lowell is changing the deadline date of our short play and song submissions for The Naughty Readings to July 31, 2019

Please include Naughty Readings 2019 in the subject line and include your contact info on the title page. (website is www.imagetheater.com)

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

NuBox theater seeks 10 to 20 minute plays

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Deadline: July 20, 2019

NuBox theater is seeking 10 to 20 minute plays that are centered around the importance of mental health and the reality of coping with a mental illness.

The goal is to bring more awareness to mental health and to educate people on mental illnesses.

This is going to be a full production in New York City.

Playwrights from anywhere can submit, and they can submit more than one if they wish.

Send submissions to Emily DeSotelle: emilyrosamine@gmail.com

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Pint-Sized seeks short plays for October-Fest

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Pint-Sized is looking for entries for October-Fest, our week-long festival of short plays at The Bunker Theatre, London in October 2019.

A smaller print version of this callout is available here, and an audio version is available here.

DEADLINE: Thursday 27th June, 11pm.

What do we offer?

£150.00 fee paid to writers whose work is selected.​

A mentor to give feedback on your work; previous mentors have included:

  • Timberlake Wertenbaker
  • Simon Stephens
  • James Graham
  • Roy Williams
  • Polly Stenham
  • Alice Birch
  • Tim Crouch
  • Lucy Kirkwood

Your work staged alongside four other pieces for a week at Bunker Theatre, in front of agents and literary departments from major theatres

Regular attendees include Royal Court, Young Vic, Bush, Soho, Curtis Brown and Casarotto. ​
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All access requirements met.

Feedback given to all longlisted writers, and to all writers who apply and identify as:

  • People of colour
  • Working class or under-class
  • LGBTQIA*
  • D/deaf and disabled
  • Learning disabled or neurodivergent.

How to apply:

Email your piece to pintsizedplays@gmail.com by 11pm on June 27th.

Pieces should be 10-15 minutes, either stand-alone shorts or excerpts from longer work.

Only one piece submitted per writer.

No need for pieces to fit a particular theme or genre; if it’s good writing, we’re interested in it.

No need to sell yourself in a cover letter - we read the plays separately from your emails.

Everything we offer is free; if you’re trying to submit and come across a page asking you to pay, you’re looking at Pint-Sized Plays, based in Wales, who are lovely and good people, but aren’t us.

Who should send us work?

You should. No matter who you are, whether you feel like a writer or not, we’d love to read your work.
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Pint-Sized is committed to a more representative industry, and works alongside companies led by artists of colour, and disabled artists, around the country, along with partners like the Young Vic’s Fresh Direction scheme.

​​If you feel like you’re not getting a fair break in the industry, we’d like to be a part of the solution; it doesn’t mean we’ll automatically choose your work, but it does mean we’ll try to support you however we can - always for free, and never with any obligation from you.
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​Feel free to get in touch with any questions; we're happy to lend advice, help or support throughout the process, so do get in touch if you need anything.​

All the best, and have a lovely summer,

Friday, June 7, 2019

Native Voices at the Autry Call for Scripts 2019-2020

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*Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theater by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights.

SHORT PLAYS

Deadline: June 17, 2019

Short plays submitted by June 17, 2019 will be considered for Native Voices’ 9th Annual Short Play Festival, to take place in November 2019 at the American Indian Arts Marketplace at the Autry in Los Angeles. Read more about the theme for the Short Play Festival below.

BONES, BINGO & BLACKJACK!

The 9th Annual Short Play Festival

Whet your appetite for clever, funny, dramatic, and thoughtful 10-minute scripts. Indian gaming has served many roles and goes back to ancient times when the winning bet could be life or death. It’s brought both prosperity and problems to the REZ in modern times. What’s your story?

Short plays are fun.  Tell us the stories you like best.  Make the audience laugh or cry - but make them feel something! Many short plays go on to become full-length scripts.

Native Voices invites playwrights to answer the question: “What has gaming done for you lately?” Plays can be fun-spirited or political, funny or dramatic.

Some ideas to spark the imagination are:


  • Throwing bones - games of life and death
  • Bingo big and small
  • Casinos
  • Casinos and the Mob!
  • Per Cap
  • Wealth
  • Distribution of wealth!
  • Economic Development
  • Self-sufficiency
  • Promoting robust tribal governments
  • Tribes as the primary beneficiaries of gaming activities
  • Impact on local tribes
  • What happens at Indian Gaming and Tradeshow Conventions stays at Indian Gaming and Tradeshow Conventions!
  • National Indian Gaming Association

Scripts that are longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome, and unique theatricality is a must.

Selection Process: Short plays (15 page maximum) that are related to the theme and are received by June 17th, 2019 will be read and evaluated by a national reading panel comprised of Native American theatre artists and community members along with nationally-recognized theatre artists. The panel will select 5 to 8 plays for the festival based on the creative use of the theme, originality, theatricality, structure, and execution.

Selected plays will be given a staged reading on November 10, 2019, as part of the Autry Museum of the American West’s American Indian Arts Marketplace.  A panel of judges will select the 2019 Von Marie Atchley Award for Excellence in Playwriting, a $1,000 cash prize!

Plays must be submitted using our online submission form and in the correct format. Please see our “Checklist for All Submissions” below for further details.

Checklist for All Submissions

Please label script attachment as follows: PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).

All submissions must conform to a standard play-script format (one-inch margins, #12 Times or Courier font, all pages numbered).

Include a title page with full contact information (mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address) and a draft or revision date.

Include a character breakdown at the beginning of your script.

Provide a biography of 75–100 words. Please label attachment as follows: Bio_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Bio_Doe, J.doc).

Provide a press-ready photo of at least 300dpi.  Please label attachment as follows: Photo_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: Photo_Doe, J.doc).

Provide development history for the play. Label attachment as follows: DevHistory_PlayTitle_Author’s Last Name, First Initial (Example: DevHistory_MyNewPlay_Doe, J.doc).

To submit, fill out our online form and upload your submission materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

Please do not send treatments or outlines. Previously submitted plays should only be resubmitted if the play has undergone significant dramatic changes. Previously produced plays should be submitted under the 2020 General Submission for Production Consideration. Plays that are not selected are kept on file for consideration for future opportunities. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.

Where to Send Submissions

We now only accept electronic submission (preferably PDF format).

To submit, fill out our online form and upload your materials here: Native Voices Script Submission Form

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Silverthorne’s Short & Sweet Festival of New (tiny) Plays

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Silverthorne‘s Short & Sweet Festival of New (tiny) Plays will be held in spring 2020.

STC invites submissions of original, unpublished works for the stage, in any style, with:
  • No more than 20 minutes’ playing time
  • No more than four actors (reasonable doubling okay)
  • Simple production values

Scripts selected for the Festival will be given full, low-tech productions.  We will pay a small royalty.  This is not a workshop opportunity.  Submissions must be finished scripts, not works-in-progress.

Submission protocol:
  • Electronically, in PDF format.
  • The filename should be the title of the play (or a reasonable abbreviation).
  • Include a title page and character descriptions.
  • Number the pages.
  • Submissions that do not meet these and the criteria above will not be considered.

Playwrights are welcome to submit more than one script to the Festival, as long as they meet the guidelines.

Deadline for submissions: August 1, 2019   

Please note that due to the overwhelming number of entrants for the 2020 Short and Sweet Festival of New (tiny) Plays, we will be closing submissions on July 1, 2019 (not August 1, 2019, as previously announced).
Send pdf files to Rebecca Daniels, STC Literary Manager: stcliterarymanager@gmail.com

Saturday, June 1, 2019

BoxFest Detroit 2019

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BoxFest Detroit is an annual theatre festival for female identifying directors!

We are looking for 5 – 55-minute submissions for our August 2019 festival. We will only accept three (3) submissions per playwright.

Please submit all plays by June 3rd. 

Submit plays to http://boxfestdetroit.com/playwrights/

Because all artists participate on a volunteer basis, we are unable (at this time) to compensate playwrights if their submission is chosen for the festival. If you have any questions or concerns please contact kelly@boxfestdetroit.com"

Sunday, May 26, 2019

International Human Rights Art Festival and Wild Project Theater seek short productions

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New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and Wild Project Theater issue a call for proposals for a short play festival (10-20 minutes) on Tuesday evening, December 10, as part of the third annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 9-15 at the Wild Project, 195 E. 3rd Street, East Village, NY.

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 and engagement; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.

Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal, 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 humanrightsartfestival@gmail.com.

Deadline is June 1, 2019. 

The International Human Rights Art Festival has produced more than 80 events featuring more than 300 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, Kathleen Turner, Barbra Streisand and many more and WNYC is its media partner.  The Wild Project has been the starting point of plays that have gone on to Off-Broadway and Broadway productions; has had their productions reviewed numerous times in the New York Times and dozens of other outlets, and has offered a nurturing, beautiful theater which brings together local, downtown artists and national and international performers and events.


Thursday, May 23, 2019

PICK OF THE VINE – Season 18 (2020)

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Little Fish Theatre (San Pedro CA) is accepting scripts for our 18th Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2020.

There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Submissions accepted starting May 1, 2019. Submission deadline is May 31, 2019.
3. Submissions are only accepted via email and must be in .pdf format.
4. 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/POV2020.
5. First Play Submission is FREE.
 To submit a 2nd Play - a $5* payment is required via paypal.  Complete second Google Form at : http://bit.ly/POV2020-2nd followed by $5 payment to https://www.paypal.me/SBTSLFT/5. Form response includes email address to submit play.
6. Plays will require no more than 8 actors.
7. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions.
8. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.

*The $5 fee for 2nd play Submission helps fund the Cash prize for Playwrights as well as cover expenses such as printing, advertising, and supplies. Playwright stipend for winning submissions in 2020 is $75.

Timeline for submissions:
1. Semi-finalists will be notified via email by end of August. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.
2. Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via email in late September.

More information on Little Fish Theatre can be found at the links below:
Facebook: Facebook.com/LittleFishTheatre
Instagram: @LittleFishTheatre
Twitter: @lilfishtheatre
Website: littlefishtheatre.org

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

365 Women A Year: a playwriting project 2019

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Welcome 2019 playwrights! We are entering our sixth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below.


PLAYS DUE DECEMBER 31, 2019 (There are no extensions.)

DIRECTIONS TO PARTICIPATE:

FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about.  They must be women who we have not yet covered.   You can double check who we’ve covered alphabetically here.  Please note, that all of the 2018 pieces have not yet been processed, so we have covered more than what the web site has currently listed.  This is why we ask you to choose at least 3 women.  We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia.

Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form.

2019 CLAIM FORM

SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email.  You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take 10-14 days to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive.

THIRD STEP: Happy writing.  If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with.  PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed.

FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise.

You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

(1) In the subject line you will put:  2019/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

(2) Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.)

(3) Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format:

***Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.****

Alphabetical:        

Alexandra David-Neel- “Adventuress Adventurous”(10 pages)/Playwright: Deborah Magid (2019)

Key Words/Occupation:

Alexandra David-Neel (Writer,Explorer,Singer)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

Century they were Born: (If you can’t find exact dates just put the century)

Alexandra David-Neel (1868-1969)/Playwright: Deborah Magid

By Play Info: (just written out once with all the women in history listed after “inspired by”)

“Adventuress Adventurous” by: Deborah Magid (3 characters/10 pages) Inspired by: Alexandra David-NĂ©el (2019)

(4) Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

You can always email us if you have any questions.  Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed.

See more information on the web site

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Benchmark Theatre 3rd Annual Fever Dream Festival

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Benchmark Theatre is currently accepting submissions for the 3rd annual Fever Dream Festival taking place in Denver, Colorado in October 2019. A celebration of science fiction, fantasy, horror and all genres in between, the Festival is a staged reading series of innovative plays with chimerical themes.

Submission Guidelines

Benchmark will be accepting submissions of short plays, one acts and full-length plays from across the United States that are in the spirit of the Festivals' themes. Submissions may be new or previously produced work and there is no fee to submit.

  • Only one submission per playwright, please 
  • Submissions should be sent electronically using the link below
  • Please send a FULL copy of your script in PDF or Word format with no playwright identifying information on the script (i.e., a blind copy)
  • The script should include a logline or brief synopsis and a character breakdown
  • Please note that we will accept scripts previously submitted to the Festival provided the play has undergone significant development and/or changes.

This call for submissions will remain open until May 31, 2019 
OR until we receive 250 submissions, whichever comes first.

Please note, too, that plays must be submitted in PDF or Word, with NO identifying information, and include a synopsis or they will be disqualified. And, unfortunately, we are unable to consider musicals at this time.

COLORADO playwrights, please use the following link to submit your script: https://form.jotform.com/80594360584160

From their web site:

As of Tuesday, April 23, we have reached the submission cap for national and international submissions to our 2019 Fever Dream Festival. 

ALL OTHER national and international playwrights, please use this link for submission:
https://form.jotform.com/80278452148157



Any additional questions? Please email info@benchmarktheatre.com

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

North Park Playwright Festival 2019

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1.  Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people.  Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival.  We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival.  We don't have space for large casts.

2.  We request new work.   A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places.  Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time.

3.  We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work.

4.  Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival.  It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense.  The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them.

5.  Most subject matter is OK.  We don't do nudity or off color humor.

6.  We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater.  Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director.  We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email.  Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive.  Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form.  There is no charge to enter.

7.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2019.  Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs.  We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

8.  Send only one script.  Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.

General information:

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play).  We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden
North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
2031 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104
www.northparkvaudeville.com

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

THE 5TH ANNUAL PARAGON PLAY FESTIVAL

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PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new playwrights and works. This annual event began in 2014 and we have presented 40 new science fiction and fantasy plays over this one-weekend festival every year since. 2019 will mark year 5.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Your play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.
  • Your play should be between five and 60 minutes in length.
  • Your play should be submitted in a PDF format.
  • The play should unpublished, however we welcome submissions that have been featured in other festivals.
  • You will retain full rights to the play and the text will not be altered in any way without your explicit permission.
  • There is no submission fee. You are encouraged to submit multiple plays if you have them!
  • Due to the number of submissions, we will only be able to contact you if your play has been selected. Rejection letters will not be sent

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Seeking 10-minute plays to commemorate Stonewall

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Seeking 10-minute plays (or shorter) to be curated for an evening of short works to commemorate Stonewall.

There is no limit to the number of submissions each playwright can send.

If it's a scene from a play, it has to be edited so it can stand alone and be a play.

PLEASE NOTE: Just because a work has LGBTQ characters, it does not mean it's appropriate for this call.

***The work must directly relate to the community struggles and fight for civil rights prior to and up to June 1969, or have a direct correlation to Stonewall, not just a mention.***

Please do not send marriage equality plays set in in the past decade and please don't try to change the dates or pronouns to force an existing play into this context unless you're going to do actual revision. I will be able to tell.

To further assist in weeding out inappropriate entries, please include a three-sentence synopsis in the body of your email.

Deadline May 1, 2019

If you want to write to a specific moment, that would be awesome. I already have one about Frank Kameny's firing, but any other pivotal moments are fair game. I'd love to run them in a timeline up to the big event.

The show will run Buffalo United Artists in June for six performances over three weekends.

Pay is $30.

Send submissions and questions to buasubmissions@gmail.com. 

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