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Showing posts with label short plays. Show all posts

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Raven Short Play FESTIVAL

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Raven Short Play Festival is an original short-play competition hosted by the Raven Players of Healdsburg, California.

THEME:  for the first festival THEME is “Love Bites” original works that generally focus on the joy, heartbreak, humor and/or tragedy of any type of love

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  October 15, 2019
FESTIVAL DATES:  2/28, 2/29 AND 3/1/20 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater

PRIZES: Winners will receive $100 prize; 2 free festival tickets; recognition in festival program ad publicity

NUMBER OF PLAYS IN FINAL PRODUCTION: There will be 15 plays in the final Festival Production

LENGTH:  10 to 20 pages in length (max 20 minutes in duration)

PARTICIPANTS:  submissions made be made by anyone who wishes to submit, from anywhere in the world.  Up to three plays per playwright may be submitted

FEES:  no submission fees to playwrights

LANGUAGE:  plays must be submitted in English

FORMAT:  plays should be submitted in standard stage-play script format, saved as PDF file and submitted via  http://rpat.org/index.php?p=34  IMPORTANT:  please include cover page with the Title of play, but NOT name of playwright. No Footers/headers with playwright’s name

SUBMISSION LIMITS:  Playwrights may submit up to three plays.

SPECS: Original works only. Plays may have maximum of 4 cast members, with minimal sets, costumes or theatrical effects.  No children’s/young adult plays.  No musicals

REVIEW PROCESS
There will be three steps in the selection review process.  Identities of playwrights will be hidden from the review committee to ensure equal opportunities

1. All plays will be reviewed by Festival administration to ensure qualification.  

2. First round of reviews by Semi-finalists Selection Committee which will result in selection of 30 semi-finalist plays  

3. Second round to Final Review Committee to select 15 plays

PRODUCTION: The festival will produce 5 plays per performance, each play will receive one performance

TIMELINE:

-  Open field for submissions:  9/15/19.   MUST BE RECEIVED BY NO LATER THAN 10/15/19

-  Final Winner selections announced:  by 12/15/19
-  Casting/rehearsals for production:  begin 1/2/20

-  Festival Production dates: 2/28, 2/29 and 3/1/20

Avante Garage Theatre Company seeks 10-minute plays

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The award winning Avante Garage Theatre Company announces their next ambitious project - "WORD POWER! Impolite Poems, Plays and Power Ballads of Protest!" This three-performance special engagement will consist of a collection of poems, short stories, 10 minute (or shorter) plays and songs that demonstrate the frustrations that many Americans are having right now with the state of our country and the world at large.

The Avante Garage is soliciting submissions from American Playwrights, Poets, Writers and Composers to be considered for this project. They are looking for new material of all varieties but special consideration will be given to pieces that are comedic in nature. Creators will retain copyright ownership of all materials chosen for these performances.

They are also looking for actors, singers and oral interpreters to perform these protest pieces. If you'd like to perform your own piece and are either located in Los Angeles or can travel to LA on your own dime, please indicate such in your submission. There is no compensation for writers or actors for these special performances as all profits will be donated to National Not For Profits that are fighting to make our country and the world a safer, more just place for ALL Americans. (They are currently considering The ACLU, Southern Poverty Law Center and EarthJustice.)

This inaugural event of what promises to be an annual tradition will be held in Los Angeles, CA in mid November 2019. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2019.

Please make all submissions in pdf format following generally accepted script formatting. For original songs, please include either a mp3 file or a link to a recording of the song. Actors should submit headshots and resumes.

To submit your original work to "Word Power!" Please email all materials along with a short bio and a short statement about what specifically your piece is protesting to avantegarage@gmail.com. For more information about The Avante Garage Theatre Company, please visit avantegarage.com.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival

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Stemming from traditional legends and myths and adapting to a multicultural world, the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival is a call to our audiences and artists to celebrate and share stories from our own back yard that define and challenge the essence and perceptions of who we are as a diverse community of storytellers and theatre-makers sharing the future together.

The structure of the festival will mirror stories, plays, and legends that have been performed for audience throughout the course of human existence: sitting around a campfire watching a narrative being presented and sharing in the communal act of performance.

THE PURPOSE

To promote Theatre as an artistic medium for expression.

To give voice to emerging (and established) playwrights, directors, performers, designers, and theatre-makers in the Inland Northwest area.

To promote the tradition of storytelling and legend-making; specifically the legends surrounding Bigfoot (in the legends various regional and cultural permutations).

To inspire and encourage the next generation of theatre-makers to explore community and community-building through the medium of theatre and storytelling.

Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival
Contest Rules

Plays may be on any subject and written in any style.

Plays should incorporate Bigfoot in some meaningful way for consideration. The incorporation can be either direct (with Bigfoot as an active part of the narrative) or indirect (where Bigfoot only has some limited connection to the action of the piece). As long as the play involves Bigfoot, then it is eligible for consideration. We will also accept plays dealing with Sasquatch, Sésquac, Yeti, Abominable Snowman, Yowie, Almas, Skunk Ape, Grassman, Wendigo, Orang Pendek, Mapingauri, or Yeren.

Plays produced in the festival will be subject to the limitations of the performance space, and may require slight alterations – playwrights will be consulted before any changes or adaptations are made.

Play must not exceed 30 minutes - shorter works are preferred. Time will be strictly enforced.

Playwrights must hold the copyright for the work submitted.

Plays will be judged as to style, content, concept, and relationship to Bigfoot. Both the playwright’s use of Bigfoot and the overall “theatricality” of the piece will be judged.

Multiple entries may be submitted by an author.

Hard Copy or emailed PDF Submissions are accepted.

There is NO Submission fee.

Plays should be written using Dramatists Guild Format.

Cover page should include title, author’s name, address, telephone number, and email.

Emailed PDF copies of the script should be sent to:

Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Hard Copy script submissions should be stapled or bound. Scripts should be mailed to:

The Spartan Theatre
Spokane Falls Community College
Bigfoot Play Submissions
Attn: Ashley DeMoville - MS 3050
3401 W. Fort George Wright Drive
Spokane, WA  99224

Scripts must be emailed or post marked by SEPTEMBER, 23 2019.

Scripts will not be returned. DO NOT SEND YOUR ONLY COPY OF THE SCRIPT.
Applicants will be informed by OCTOBER 7, 2019, if their play is to be included in the Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival.

 Scripts must be typed, double spaced on 8.5 x 11 (or A4 for international submissions) white papers. Hand written scripts will not be considered.

The Spartan Theatre, Spokane Falls Community College, and Community College of Spokane System are not responsible for lost, damaged or undelivered scripts.

No revisions will be accepted after the original submission.

The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any script submitted.

Previously produced plays are accepted.

No oral or written critique will be provided for submissions.

The decisions of the judges will be final.

Winning playwrights will have a reading/production of their work. Production will take place in The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College, or possibly in an alternative location on or near the college campus.

The Spartan Theatre will select a director who shall control all artistic interpretation of the script, casting and production. No script changes will be made without the playwright’s written approval.

By submitting your script, you agree to allow The Spartan Theatre to produce your work on stage (either as a reading or a full production) for the “Bigfoot by Moonlight Play Festival” in October 2019 without any recompense or royalties. You further allow performances to be photographed for publicity purposes. The Spartan Theatre at Spokane Falls Community College may request to record performances for archival purposes, for which you will receive a free copy.

 If your script is published at a later date, The Spartan Theatre and its producer, directors, and actors will receive premier billing.

Playwrights retain all rights to their own original work.

Send questions to: Ashley.DeMoville@sfcc.spokane.edu

Organization Info:
https://sfcc.spokane.edu/What-to-Study/humanities-thought-expression/Theatre

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SpokaneFallsTheatre/

Saturday, September 7, 2019

QUEER SCARE VI

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare VI, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.   
Requirements:
  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about Halloween, the supernatural or scary from a Gay perspective.
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand 
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Deadline for submissions is Oct 3, 2019, 5 pm.
  • No fee to submit

To Submit:

send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
only put the name of your script on the subject line
For more information call 614-285-2515. 

Guidelines for writing a good short play:
  • Engage your audience quickly by getting to the conflict immediately.
  • Surprise the audience; don't rely on cliches.
  • Make the audience laugh or become emotional.
  • Create vivid characters.  Give them names. Naming your characters "Man" and "Woman" usually means your characters are not fully developed.
  • Show, don't tell.
  • Be original.
  • Limit your play to 3-4 characters.
  • The situation should be compelling.
  • Communicate non-verbally.
  • Make use of the space and props.
  • Don't be afraid to be shocking.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

THE LOTUS LEE FOUNDATION 2019 SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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The Lotus Lee Foundation is currently seeking submissions for short plays under 30 minutes in our newest international theatrical initiative, the 2019 Lotus Lee Foundation Short Play Festival.

The winning entry will receive a world premiere production in China in 2020.

The Lotus Lee Foundation has recently presented critically-acclaimed theatrical adaptations of THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM and THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM: THE DARK FOREST, based upon the novels of international best-selling author Liu Cixin, to sold-out success in both Shanghai and Beijing and a number of major cities in China, utilizing a plethora of innovative artists from around the world to collectively create technologically superior experiences beyond anything witnessed in world theatre until now. Our next hot property could be yours!

The Lotus Lee Foundation employs artists from all corners of the globe, featuring directors, designers and production staff famed for their innovative contributions to productions on Broadway, London's West End, Las Vegas and world theatre. Our most recent offering was THE THREE-BODY PROBLEM: THE DARK FOREST which was presented in Shanghai and Beijing earlier this year to critical acclaim and sold-out audiences, with further productions coming soon.

Submissions will be accepted from August 1 until October 1, with a first place winner announced on November 1.

The winner receives a $500 prize; 2nd Prize receives $200 and 3rd Prize $100, with an exclusive option to produce their shows in China in the near future.

Anything is possible! Give us your very best! Think big... and dream bigger!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts for young audiences

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Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) with strong female characters that are geared toward young audiences (under 12).

Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, that do not require complicated sets or costumes and that fit our mission.

This is open to playwrights in any geographic area.

NO FEE.

Selected plays will be produced as part of a festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner in early February.

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 November 1, 2019.

Friday, August 9, 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

Saturday, July 27, 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)

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.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Create Fest! Festival seeks productions

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Creative Narratives Theatre Company is seeking short play submissions for our festival CREATE FEST! Festival will take place in January with a tech the weekend before. THIS FESTIVAL IS SELF PRODUCED. Creative Narratives will not provide a director or cast, merely a means to showcase your work.

Plays must be a minimum of 10 minutes and no longer than 20 minutes.  3-4 characters max. Must incorporate theme of NEW BEGINNINGS/CREATION.

Creative Narratives encourages plays of all subject matter but does not recommend anything too technically challenging.

Please email all submissions BY AUGUST 14th AT MIDNIGHT to creativenarrativestheater@gmail.com.

Please include in the subject: CREATE FEST PLAY SUBMISSION.

NOTE: There will be a non-refundable $30 participation fee for the chosen scripts. This is merely to make sure that the festival (and future festivals) are able to ensure our participating artists have the best experience possible. This is one the cheapest participation fees you’ll come by in NYC! 

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.

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

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

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