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Monday, July 6, 2020

Little Fish Theatre is accepting scripts for our 19th Annual PICK OF THE VINE

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Deadline: July 31, 2020
San Pedro CA

Little Fish Theatre (San Pedro CA) is accepting scripts for our 19th Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2021.

There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. (or $25 flat fee royalty if presented virtually)

Submission Guidelines:

1. Submissions accepted starting June 1, 2020. Submission deadline is July 31, 2020.

3. Submissions are only accepted via Google Form at http://bit.ly/POV2021.

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/POV2021-2nd followed by $5 payment to https://www.paypal.me/SBTSLFT/5.

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 royalty payments for Playwrights as well as cover expenses such as printing, advertising, and supplies.

Timeline for submissions:

1. Semi-finalists will be notified via email by mid-September. 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 November.

More information on Little Fish Theatre can be found at the links below:

Facebook: Facebook.com/LittleFishTheatre

Instagram: @LittleFishTheatre

Twitter: @lilfishtheatre

Website: littlefishtheatre.org

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2020 Emerging Playwrights’ Contest

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Deadline: August 15, 2020
NYC

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company is honored to announce a call for original plays, for its 3rd Annual Dr. R. J. Rodriguez Emerging Playwrights’ Contest.

But this year (in keeping with the earth-shaking events we are living through), PCTC is waiving entry fees. 

In lieu of the $35 fee, please consider donating to PCTC’s goal of bringing food supplies to our community partner Nazareth Housing. You may do so at: www.playhousecreatures.org. Your gift is tax-deductible.

Nazareth Housing is a community-based nonprofit serving vulnerable families of the LES. For almost 40 years, NH has helped families and individuals unlock their potential, build pathways out of poverty, and avoid homelessness. Since 2011, PCTC has provided the NH community with FREE theatre camps (“Little Creatures Act Out”), for over 1200 LES youth

PCTC Producing Artistic Director, Joseph W. Rodriguez, stated, ”PCTC stands with our brothers and sisters of color in seeking justice and structural, societal, change. There is no justice, until there is justice for ALL.

“We, as artists, are privileged to pursue our passions and dreams. It is our responsibility to seek change and justice actively, through our art. In pursuit of that understanding and justice, we are asking playwrights to create and share work that is malleable, fluid, and that will be accessible to traditionally underserved communities. “Therefore, given the fact we can’t share the winner’s work in a traditional theatre space, we are asking writers to create plays that will initially be shared on-line, but (adhering to social distancing guidelines) can easily be performed live—especially to underserved audiences. We are asking playwrights to follow these guidelines:”

A 30 minute play (or less), with a cast of 4 (or fewer);

A play that may be performed via internet, phone, or live (we’d love to bring it to the community—at a safe distance—when we are able to);

And, most importantly, a play that deals with the un-dealt-with racial divide we have been suffering through since 1619; and, how the Covid-19 pandemic has served as a pressure cooker of a catalyst. They are distinct, but certainly not unrelated. Our streets are filled with righteous anger, frustration, and indignation. As artists, what is OUR response? What is the message of hope we can bring? What is the vehicle we can create to give voice to the voiceless?
Please open your hearts and share your stories, the world wants and needs to hear them.

Submit to: 2020PCTC@gmail.com by August 15th

The winner will receive a Zoom workshop production, and $100 will be donated to the Nazareth Housing Food Pantry in their name.

Again, there is no entry fee. Submissions are accepted FREE. Donations are accepted at: www.playhousecreatures.org.

Thursday, July 2, 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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Gallery Players 24th Annual Black Box New

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Deadline: August 15, 2020

The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 24th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in January 2021.

We are specificallv seeking plays from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwriting community.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic the upcoming festival will be performed over Zoom. Accordingly we are seeking plays that have been specifically written for the Zoom format. Each play selected will be performed with non-equity actors. Playwrights must be available for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: POST MARKED BY August 15th, 2020.

Submission guidelines:
  • Plays must be un-produced in any format (readings are ok).
  • Length may be from 10 minutes to 15 minutes MAXIMUM. Longer plays will not be considered.
  • You may submit a maximum of 2 plays. 
  • Pages must be numbered
  • A cover page with Title of the play and the playwright’s contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play, a character breakdown and a copy of your resume
  • Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to: 
The Gallery Players
Black Box New Play Festival
199 14th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215.
We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the Festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received by us, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard. We do not accept email submissions. We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to protect the copyright.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Green Buffalo Productions seeks short plays with a Halloween theme

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Deadline: June 30, 2020
This year will mark the kickoff of Green Buffalo Productions' third season as a WNY theatre company! For the past 2 years, this fundraiser has showcased a variety of new and experienced WNY playwrights, actors, and directors at the University Heights Community Laboratory. Green Buffalo Productions is dedicated to keeping our actors and audiences safe, so this year, we are adapting the Spooky One-Act Play Festival to a Spooky Short Film Festival! This way, we can all enjoy our favorite event of the year from the safety of our own homes.

If you're looking for inspiration this year, Green Buffalo will be releasing Spooky Themed Writing Prompts for our #QuarantineQuarters. The top 6 plays will be chosen by Leyla Gentil, Ellen Scherer, and Madison Sedlor. The production will be co-directed by Leyla Gentil, Zack Hatrick, and Ellen Catherine Scherer.

​SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • All scripts must be screenplays or scripts with a Halloween theme that can be easily adaptable to film.
  • All scripts must be 10-15 pages.
  • All scripts must include no more than 3 characters.
  • All set requirements must be minimal.
  • All scripts must be submitted in PDF format with an author bio, headshot, character descriptions, & script synopsis.
  • All works must be completely original. Feel free to collaborate with others, but be sure to submit original work.
  • There's no limit to how many works you can submit.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

SEEKING 5-MINUTE COMEDIC PLAYS dealing with Quarantine and COVID-19 for possible publication with Smith & Kraus, Inc.

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Deadline: July 15, 2020


SUBMISSIONS OPEN TO ALL PLAYWRIGHTS
NO SUBMISSION FEE.
Smith & Kraus Publishers, Inc.

Submission guidelines:
  • Only comedies or upbeat pieces will be considered.
  • No monologues.
  • Must be previously unpublished. It does not need to have had any type of reading or production.
  • Plays should have 2-4 characters. No more than 4.
  • Plays should be 3-5 pages long (not including title page, character descriptions, etc.)
  • Please submit plays in standard playwrighting format.
  • Please submit your play in Microsoft Word doc only.
  • One submission per writer.
  • Please be sure to include your contact info with your submission.
  • Please submit a 50-100 word bio with your submission in the body of your email.
  • Keep in mind these plays should be written specifically about the Quarantine and Covid-19 in a funny or upbeat manner. The plays should be written to specifically be performed for a virtual audience on a ZOOM (or something similar) platform. 
  • No monetary compensation. If the anthology is published, copies will likely be the form of payment.
Submit your Microsoft Word document to the editor at:

debbielamedman@gmail.com

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The New Masculinities Festival

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Deadline: Sunday, June 28, 2020
NYC

THE 2020 NEW MASCULINITIES FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2020

New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Man Question is seeking performances that investigate how expectations of masculinity impact people’s lives, for the 8th annual New Masculinities Festival! We seek pieces that have the potential to challenge audience members to experience the world and, in some cases the word masculinity, in a new way.

Images from the 2019 New Masculinities Festival. Here’s 2016, 2017, and 2018, too. See 2016 and 2017 performance videos on our youtube channel.

We are open (and eager!) to embrace proposals for performance works that explore masculinity from a wide variety of vantage points. Indeed, our definition of "performance" (as well as masculinity) is broad and open-minded, and we invite works grounded in many different creative practices and/or media. In the past, we have presented theatre works (short plays, scenes, monologues, devised and written work), poetry, dance, performance art, video work, music, and more, by solo artists and groups.

The festival is open to people of all genders and sexual identities. We strongly encourage proposals from people traditionally underrepresented on stage: People of color, young people, seniors, HIV positive people, disabled people, trans, non-binary, gender nonconforming people, lesbian, gay, and bisexual people—come on out!

SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

INSTRUCTIONS

Applications consist of written material and supporting documentation. Feel free to review the application questions and requirements by clicking the “Submit a Proposal” link. Tip—don’t use the form to draft your responses. It will not save your progress as you go!

Pieces over 15-20 minutes are only very rarely accepted. We encourage you to limit your piece’s duration to 15 minutes or less.

Artists are responsible for casting, directing, and other aspects of production. We run basic light and sound cues, which we’ll go over at tech rehearsal. Tech rehearsals are scheduled for Wednesday 10/14 and Thursday 10/15.

Proposals are due on Sunday, June 28, 2020.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Ixion Theatre Ensemble

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Deadline: September 30, 2020 5PM

We are seeking short plays around the theme of "Dreams". Whether it's about interpreting the meaning of eating a peanut butter and pickle sandwich in a tutu on the El with a clown or exploring aspirations, we want to see your stories.

Whatever dream(s) you want to explore we would like to hear that story.

We will select up to eight scripts for further development, including staged readings and possibly full production in May of 2021.

Guidelines for your Dreams submissions(s) are:
- No more than 4 actors
-Simple setting
-No more than 15 pages
-Submissions must include only first initial and last name of author in head or footer
-Multiple submissions are allowed
- No bios are to be included.
-Digital submissions only to ixionensemble@gmail.com
-Deadline is 5 p.m September 30, 2020

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Goodly Frame Theatre seeks short Zoom plays from BIPOC

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Deadline: June 28, 2020

Goodly Frame Theatre, a fringe theatre company based in Greensboro, North Carolina, is now accepting short play submissions for Series 2 of the GFT web series, ​Zoom Fest.​ Series 2 is reserved for Black, Indigenous, Person of Color (BIPOC) playwrights, with an emphasis on BIPOC directors and actors.

Goodly Frame Theatre is committed to focusing Series 2 of the ​Zoom Fest​ platform on the immediate need to address our nation’s current situation, as well as to move beyond the typical American theatre’s general statement of solidarity to a specific, intentional step toward becoming a more inclusive influence in the North Carolina theatre community.

We are looking for plays written specifically for the Zoom medium, not stage plays that have been adapted to work on a computer screen.

Rules for Submission:

All plays must be in line with GFT’s mission to model “innovative staging choices that open minds and challenge typical conceptions about the relationships between texts, actors, and audiences” and “encourage sustainable dialogues among the voices of Greensboro, the region, and across ‘this goodly frame,’ the earth.” All plays must contain a complete plot structure that includes a beginning, a middle, and an end.
  • All plays must be written with a performance time of 8-12 minutes in mind.
  • Characters should be aware that they are online and interacting with other characters on Zoom. As such, stage directions should be limited to what can be done within the Zoom platform.
  • Characters may be written to appear together in one Zoom frame with the understanding that they must be cast with actors who live in the same household.
  • Preference for script selection for Series 2 will be stories that explore an aspect of the human condition with themes related to today’s social and political climate in relation to race and inequality; however, all themes will be considered.
  • Genres may include but are not limited to drama, comedy, tragedy, satire, or farce.
  • While mature and sensitive themes are expected, scripts with nudity or excessive profanity will be rejected. There is no limit to the number of plays a playwright may submit, and plays can have prior productions or submissions to additional theatres outside of central North Carolina.
  • Playwrights of selected scripts will be required to meet (online) with their script’s director and the season producer for one production meeting to discuss story, characters, intent, and the unique tech involved in the Zoom Fest​ project.
Submission Procedure

Each script should be submitted in a separate email with two attachments:
1. script with no name or contact information
2. headshot
The body of the email should include a reference to ​Zoom Fest​, all contact information, and a bio.
Scripts should be submitted by email to submissions@goodlyframe.org.
No script will be accepted that does not follow the rules and procedures guidelines.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday, June 28. Selections will be announced on or before Monday, July 13.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

International Human Rights Art Festival Short Play Festival

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Deadline: July 1, 2020

New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and Wild Project Theater issue a call for proposals for a ten-minute play festival on Tuesday evening, December 8, 2020 as part of the fourth annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 7-13 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 July 1, 2020. Final decisions will be made by August 31, 2020.

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 TimesNBCFox5AM-NYMetro-NYHuffington Post and many others); has worked with politicians and performers such as Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman John LewisKathleen TurnerBarbra 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.  

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Shakespeare in Italy seeking short radio dramas

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Deadline: June 26, 2020
£200 prize for the best short play (audio drama)
Email Submissions to: collette@shakespeareinitaly.org.uk

There could not be a more apt time to shine a spotlight on the stories written by Italian author, poet and scholar Giovanni Boccaccio, whose work is thought to be among the classics from Italy which influenced Shakespeare in his writing.

Known as The Decameron the 14th century stories feature 10 young Florentines who flee from the Black Death to live in Naples. In all there are 100 short stories that feature a framing device and range from the erotic to the tragic, the hilarious to the instructional. In the stories individuals tell their stories to - guess what - distract themselves from the Black Death during a period of medieval quarantine.

These stories have also proved inspirational to young writer Rebekah King who has penned her own stories in the Decameron style. Rebekah has teamed up with Shakespeare in Italy on our Sharing Shakespeare platform to devise a competition open to all.

Over the next four weeks we would like you to submit a short play (audio drama) of no longer than 15 minutes - those shortlisted by our panel will be performed over two nights early in July with a director and two actors (max) assigned to each play. Then we will select an overall winner from those performed.

The plays must be written in the style of the Decameron, but must tell an original story set in our own time. 


Monday, June 15, 2020

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS)

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Deadline: July 1st, 2020

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been borne out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:

  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Short Plays
  • Subway Musicians

HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and  Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:

  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information and professional bio(s)

Hit SUBMIT to submit your application

GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Ryga accepts short plays for publication

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Deadline: August 1, 2020


ryga welcomes submissions of previously unpublished poetry, prose and short plays from emerging writers. Writers interested in submitting must have no more than three previous publications in other journals or magazines, and must not have published any book-length works to date.

Our reading period is May 1 – August 1 of each year. Submissions received outside of this timeframe will not be considered.

Submit your work by email to rygaeditor@okanagan.bc.ca. Submissions should adhere to the following guidelines:

Include a cover letter in the body of the email with your name, email address, date of submission, and the title(s) of your piece(s). You may also include a short bio (no more than 100 words).
Attach your piece(s) as a single document in .doc or .rtf format
Poetry should be single-spaced. Prose and plays should be double-spaced.
A standard, readable font should be used, in 12-point type.
Each page should be numbered and include the author’s name and the title of the piece in the header.
Prose and play manuscripts must not exceed 6,000 words, and should indicate a word count on the first page.

We will strive to respond to your submission within four weeks, but our response time will vary according to the volume of submissions. Please don’t contact us about the status of your submission unless you haven’t heard from us for two months.

If your work is accepted, ryga buys First North American serial rights and non-exclusive WWW rights. Payment is $50.

Monday, June 8, 2020

MIXING IT UP PRODUCTIONS CONTEST

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DEADLINE: June 12, 2020 Midnight (EST)
NYC

Mixing It Up Productions encourages playwrights to take this opportunity to showcase their work to professionals in the theatre industry. Our company is always looking for plays that show potential in the commercial market as well as in the performing arts.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
(Please note that plays that do not meet these requirements will not be eligible for consideration)
Scripts must be original and in English.
Adaptations are ineligible.
Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
No musicals will be accepted.
Scripts that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or published are ineligible.
Scripts that have had a workshop or reading are acceptable.
Plays may be in any genre i.e. drama, comedy, youth.
Entries received after the June 12th deadline will not be considered.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
The submission must begin with a cover page that includes the work’s title and the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, and email.
Scripts must be standard sized in PDF format. (Standard Dramatists Guild format is preferred).
A character list and scene breakdown, if applicable, should be included in the attachment.
All submissions will be judged with the playwright’s name withheld.
No changes or resubmissions may be made once a script has been submitted.

SELECTION PROCESS:
We will confirm that an initial submission has been received.
A panel of judges will consist of writers, directors, producers, and theater enthusiasts.
Contest winners will be posted on our website.
Each participant will be notified of the results by email.
There will be no written or oral critique given on scripts submitted.
Winners will be announced by July 30, 2020.

PRIZES:
SHORT PLAYS (10 to 15 pages)
Winner will receive a year subscription to Play Submissions Helper where playwrights are given a huge collection of play opportunities.

ONE-ACT (20 to 60 pages)
Winner will receive a year subscription of Broadway HD where theatre enthusiasts can stream their favorite Broadway hits at anytime and anywhere.

FULL-LENGTH (70 to 100 pages)
Winner will receive a 30 minute virtual video meeting with Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer, Tracey Knight Narang plus an award of $100.

Please send the requested materials via email to mixingitupprod@gmail.com with the
subject line: 2020 Contest.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

UnDisposables seek short plays for Zoom performance

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Deadline: June 13, 2020

In light of the current, locked down state of the industry, the UnDisposables are bringing their much loved scratch night back, this time to be performed to an online audience via live stream on the evening of Saturday 4th July.

We are opening our arms once again to emerging writers, directors & actors to take part in this cyber event. Interested? Great! Let's explain the details...

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
  • Eight pieces of new writing by different writers
  • A team of directors to take on a scene (or two!) each
  • A company of actors to bring these pieces to life
All scenes or monologues must*:

Fit within the theme of independence (this does not mean it literally has to be about Independence Day)

Be no longer than 5 minutes when read aloud (approx. 4-6 pages)

Contain only one or two actors (actors can multirole)

Be suitable for being performed live online (this does not mean it has to be about lock down, be creative with the form!)

Be rehearsed online by the successful actors and directors for at least 5 hours prior to the performance

* Scenes submitted which do not fit the brief will not be considered

All applicants must be available on the 4th July for the full company rehearsal (from 12pm - 3pm) and for the live stream performance (from 6:30pm - 9:30pm).**

** These times may change but the date will not


WHAT WILL YOU GAIN

All successful applicants will receive mentoring from an artist in their field experienced in virtual theatre

All successful applicants will be invited to a live Q&A about their piece following the performance

Every piece will be performed to an online audience via live stream, to get as close as we can to live theatre from a distance

Scratching the Servers is a place for growth, learning and professional experience which you can stick on your CVs and casting profiles. It’s also a great space to meet and work with like-minded creatives, which is especially crucial in these uncertain times.

Writer? Time to get those literary juices flowing and boldly share your work with others.

Director? Why not take on a virtual challenge outside of your usual comfort zone.

Actor? How about you exercise those acting muscles with a brand new character. 

HOW WILL THE SHOW WORK

Online theatre is something which is very new and experimental, we're not going to pretend otherwise. The current plan is to perform every scene live via a Zoom webinar, which we will make available for up to 100 guests (excluding the artists involved). We will also be looking into the practicalities of live-streaming the show on Facebook.

We will be working hard to make this virtual show as close to the real thing as possible. We'll be putting together an e-programme as well as posting the usual casting announcements on our social media, like we normally would.

Tickets for the show will be entirely free, but we will invite anyone who is in the position to do so to donate what they would have spent on a theatre ticket to the UnDisposables. All money raised will go towards funding future opportunities for emerging artists. 

HOW TO APPLY

You can apply for multiple roles (e.g. actor, director and writer if you're a superhuman!) and we will consider you for all you apply for, but you may not be guaranteed all the roles you apply for.

We have created a quick and easy Google form for you to complete. There are two versions of the form so make sure you select the correct one.***

This form is for all applicants who have an existing Google account.

https://forms.gle/Qxo3EL8UER7maNzA9

...and this form is for everyone who can't/doesn't want to create a Google account.

https://forms.gle/soH98keD917G3kwM8

***The reason for the two forms is because the first form requires you to sign into to a Google account to upload the required documents (scripts, CVs, etc). The second form is to allow Google-less people to still apply by sending these documents to us via email. Other than this small difference, the forms are identical, so don't worry about missing anything!

All is explained in the forms so fill them in and get in touch if you have any questions.

You can contact us on creatives@undisposables.co.uk****

****please only use this address for asking questions and submitting documents, not instead of completing the Google Form. If you send your full application to the email and not on the Google form, your submission may not be considered.

Please be aware that this is a voluntary project. Because of this, all rehearsals will therefore be scheduled around everyone's day jobs and other paid commitments. No one involved (including the UnDisposable Core Team) will be receiving any payment or expenses for their input to Scratching the Servers. Any proceeds made will go towards funding the future work of The UnDisposables, allowing us to continue to create opportunities for emerging creatives in the arts. By taking part you are not only helping to create new opportunities and work in the arts, but you'll also be meeting and working with a group of like-minded creatives and challenging yourself to try something new.

So what are you waiting for? Get applying! DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 13 JUNE 2020

Otherworld Theatre Company seeks science fiction and/or fantasy plays

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Deadline: June 20, 2020
Chicago IL

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.

Monday, June 1, 2020

ALMOST ADULTS PRODUCTIONS SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FOR LGBTQ+ SHORT PLAY ONLINE READING SERIES

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No deadline

Almost Adults Productions, an inclusive theatre company based in Santa Fe, NM, is looking for 10-15 minute LGBTQ+ themed plays for a weekly reading series to be presented on Zoom starting this summer. 

 Writers do not have to be LGBTQ+ identified but their material should be thematically relevant to the queer community. There is no requirement for premiere status. 

Writers will be asked to participate in the production on their reading but Almost Adults can help out wherever needed. At least one rehearsal will be required prior to each reading. 

 There is no deadline for submissions as they will be accepted on a rolling basis. 

 Anyone from all over the world is welcome to submit. 

No submission or participation fees are required but donations are always accepted to cover the cost of Zoom membership and other expenses which can be sent via Paypal to greg.watson62@yahoo.com

 Whether or not a donation is made will not impact on the decision to have your play read whatsoever. 

Send plays as Word or PDF documents to writingcoachsf@gmail.com

Questions may be sent to this address as well. 

 Writers may send up to 3 plays and will be notified within one month of submission. 

Click here to read more about us or find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/almostadultstheatre.

Mixing It Up Productions seeks plays

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DEADLINE: June 12, 2020 Midnight (EST)

Mixing It Up Productions encourages playwrights to take this opportunity to showcase their work to professionals in the theatre industry. Our company is always looking for plays that show potential in the commercial market as well as in the performing arts.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
(Please note that plays that do not meet these requirements will not be eligible for consideration)
  • Scripts must be original and in English.
  • Adaptations are ineligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • No musicals will be accepted.
  • Scripts that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or published are ineligible.
  • Scripts that have had a workshop or reading are acceptable.
  • Plays may be in any genre i.e. drama, comedy, youth.
  • Entries received after the June 12th deadline will not be considered.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  • The submission must begin with a cover page that includes the work’s title and the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, and email.
  • Scripts must be standard sized in PDF format. (Standard Dramatists Guild format is preferred).
  • A character list and scene breakdown, if applicable, should be included in the attachment.
  • All submissions will be judged with the playwright’s name withheld.
  • No changes or resubmissions may be made once a script has been submitted.

SELECTION PROCESS:
  • We will confirm that an initial submission has been received.
  • A panel of judges will consist of writers, directors, producers, and theater enthusiasts.
  • Contest winners will be posted on our website.
  • Each participant will be notified of the results by email.
  • There will be no written or oral critique given on scripts submitted.
  • Winners will be announced by July 30, 2020.

PRIZES:
SHORT PLAYS (10 to 15 pages)
Winner will receive a year subscription to Play Submissions Helper where playwrights are given a huge collection of play opportunities.

ONE-ACT (20 to 60 pages)
Winner will receive a year subscription of Broadway HD where theatre enthusiasts can stream their favorite Broadway hits at anytime and anywhere.

FULL-LENGTH (70 to 100 pages)
Winner will receive a 30 minute virtual video meeting with Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer, Tracey Knight Narang plus an award of $100.

Please send the requested materials via email to mixingitupprod@gmail.com with the
subject line: 2020 Contest.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

The Coming Out Play Festival 2020


Deadline: May 31, 2020

St. Louis MO

SUBMISSION FORM


The Q Collective is seeking submissions for its upcoming original short play festival THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL.

Plays for THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL may be submitted via Google form only from March 15 through May 31, 2020, with festival play selection completed by August 1, 2020. Playwrights selected will be notified by August 1.

Plays submitted should be based on a fairy tale, myth, legend, or classic literature. Please make sure works chosen are in the public domain. The playwright may additionally choose to pair a recent headline (two-years-old or less) with their selection.

Performance Dates:

Performances of THE COMING OUT PLAY FESTIVAL will take place Oct. 15-25, Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Saturday through Sunday at 4:00 PM. All performances will be held at The Chapel.

Playwrights will be invited to the first read through of their play and a performance and are encouraged to invite friends as well as share any interviews and/or publicity materials via their social channels.

Compensation:

Selected playwrights will receive a $50 stipend for their work and two tickets to a performance of their choice. Playwrights may attend any rehearsals but are asked to please arrange ahead of time with the director of their piece. The producer or director may contact the playwright for purposes of clarification, publicity, and other artistic, technical or festival marketing and promotion needs.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  • Scripts must be typewritten using Samuel French guidelines (http://www.playwrightslocal.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Samuel-French-Formatting-Guide.pdf).
  • Scripts must not exceed fifteen minutes in length. We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission. A general page estimate for a 15-minute play includes approximately 14-20 pages, although this is clearly not an exact science.
  • Due to the limitations of our host venue’s theater space (proscenium with apron; stage proper is 12’x28′ and apron is 5’x22′), please limit your script to 1-6 actors. Roles may be doubled within our acting pool.
  • Please keep prop and set demands to an absolute minimum.
  • A fundamental foundational principle of The Q Collective is to be open and welcoming to all gender identities, races, ethnicities, sexualities, ages, abilities, etc. Our play festivals reflect these values and we encourage writers to embrace them.
  • Scripts shall be submitted in PDF format. Submitted scripts should bear only the title of the play. They shall NOT include a synopsis, author’s note, nor the name, address or other author-identifying information.
  • Playwrights may submit multiple works; however, no more than two (2) plays per playwright will be produced in the festivals.
  • Previously produced but unpublished works and well-developed works in progress are welcome; plays previously produced by The Q Collective are not eligible.

To submit a play, please fill out this form and upload your blind copy here: https://forms.gle/8RKsysMqCjrn6J4b8.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal submission guidelines

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If you would like to submit to Review Americana: A Creative Writing Journal, send an
explanatory email that includes your name and contact information to editor@americanpopularculture.com. Attach your submission to that email.

We publish a spring edition in late June/early July and a fall edition in late December/early January. Your work will be considered for the next available issue.

A note on reading times: We publish twice a year. Our reading period for spring is January through June with the spring edition decision and publication coming in late June/early July. Our reading period for fall is July through December with the fall edition decision and publication coming late December/early January.

Please conform to the following guidelines:

1) We consider poems, short fiction, short screenplays, short plays, creative nonfiction, essays about the art of creative writing, and essays about the teaching of creative writing.

2) We prefer no simultaneous submissions. If your work is under consideration elsewhere, please let us know. If it is accepted for publication elsewhere, please let us know that as well.

3) We do not consider multiple submissions. Please wait until you have heard from us regarding your previous submission before you submit again. Poets may submit up to four poems. All other authors should submit only one work.

4 ) We only consider previously unpublished work.

5) We do not publish profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work.

6) All work submitted to any publication or contest at Americana is reviewed blindly. Please do not include your name on the submission. If you do, we will remove it before it is sent out for review.

7) American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture.

8) We ask for First American Serial Rights for one month after publication. After that, rights revert back to the author.

9) We don't pay for publication, and we don't charge reading fees.

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