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Monday, November 1, 2021

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) is currently accepting PLAY SUBMISSIONS for its 20th annual season


Deadline: November 15, 2021

DUAF will accept 16 theatrical works (plays, musicals and solo works) that reflect urban life and with running times up to 70 minutes.

Each work is performed only once during the festival. There will be a $1,000 award in the category of Best Play, Best Short, and Audience

There is no submission fee and each playwright will receive a $500 monetary stipend as well as other supportive services to assist in developing the play for the stage.


1. Playwright's bio with contact info- name, address, phone # and email

2. Photo of playwright

3. Synopsis of theatrical work

4. Complete script of theatrical work

5. Estimated running time of work

6. Actor/director/crew bios, if available

7. Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

The submission deadline is Monday, November 15, 2021. The program is subject to change due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Please submit to coordinator@duafnyc.com. For more info about DUAF, visit: duafnyc.com.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Eccentric Bear is currently accepting submissions for our upcoming staged reading series: The New Play Cafe


Deadline: September 30, 2021

Staged in local coffee shops throughout the five boroughs, New Play Cafe creates a cozy, come-as-you-are platform for playwrights in NYC and beyond. This round, we're looking for unproduced plays written in the past few years. So if you're an inexperienced writer with a big idea or a seasoned writer who just wants to try something new, we'd love to hear from you!

We are currently looking for unproduced plays written within the last three years (2019 or later). We will not consider plays about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plays should require no more than five actors. Solo plays will be considered.

Playwrights may submit up to two works for consideration. We will only be selecting one play per playwright.

Plays must be no more than 90 minutes in length.

Plays will be read throughout October/November/December (dates TBD). Each selected work will receive one performance.

Each piece will receive up to two 4 hour rehearsal periods prior to their performance date.

Actors will be cast once play selection has been finalized. Please indicate in your submission if there are specific casting requirements.

Writers are welcome to submit works in progress, however all plays will be read as received with no edits accepted between submission and performance.

Playwrights do not need to be local to NYC nor are they required to attend any performance of their work.

EBTC will make available to playwrights (upon request) any photos, media mentions, reviews, or any materials used to publicize their work.

Playwrights will receive a $25 stipend for use of their work.

Friday, September 10, 2021

Cheat Out Podcast Seeking One-Woman Play for Audio Production


Deadline: October 1, 2021

I'm looking for a meaty, entertaining, one-woman script to produce as an audio play and share on my small solo podcast: https://cheatout.buzzsprout.com/

Open to all genres and subject matter (with the exception of musicals). Minimum Length: 10 Minutes/Maximum Length: 60 Minutes. No fees to participate; no restrictions on eligibility.

Plays may have been published and/or produced before. I do not need exclusive rights, but you must allow the work to exist on my podcast in perpetuity.

Writers may submit up to three (3) queries. Deadline for submissions: October 1, 2021. Chosen writer will be notified via email by October 11, 2021.

Writer will be paid a one-time stipend of $100 (USD) for the audio production rights. Your credit/bio will be posted on the podcast website and included in any marketing.

Please send a brief note of interest and succinct logline or summary of your script, including the character(s), subject and genre. Please don't attach the play at this time; I'll follow-up with those I'm interested in reading within two (2) days of submission. 

Email queries to: cheatoutpodcast@gmail.com

Thank you!

Monday, September 6, 2021

The 2021 KIT International 10-minute play series

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Deadline: September 20, 2021


The 2021 KIT International 10-minute play series POLITICAL THEATER
Thinking of Leonardo Sciascia at 100




LANGUAGES: English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese and Greek.

Deadline: September 20, 2021

Inaugurated in 2019, Kairos Italy Theater, the Italian theater company in NY, the series is dedicated each year to a specific anniversary in the arts or in society. In 2021, It celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonardo Sciascia, author, playwright, journalist and philosopher dedicated to themes regarding politics and society.

To apply: 

1. ONE play ONLY per playwright. 

2. Languages admitted: English, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Portuguese and Greek.

3. Preference goes to work that has not been published or previously staged.


5. Send to info@kitheater.com the 10-minute play in PDF format or in MS Word. In the subject line of the email state you country as for example: ITALY - SUBMISSION 10 MINUTE PLAY KIT.

6. The selected playwrights agrees that KIT has the right to present the play in its English translation (provided by KIT and by KIT’s partners when applicable) in form of a reading and in form of a staged presentation.

The playwrights of the 10-minute plays chosen will receive communication by October 1st, 2021. 

The readings of the selected 10-minute plays will take place late October at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo’ at NYU in Manhattan, if there are the conditions for an in person presentation. 

If not, the presentation will be online. 

The finalists will have a semi-staged version of the play at the Opening Night of the 2022 In Scena! Italian Theater Festival NY.

The series is presented in collaboration with NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo', TARTE (Turkish American Repertory Theater & Entertainment), and KIT Italia.

More info at kitheater.com

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

MarshStream International Solo Fest

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Deadline: August 16, 2020

You can apply for a financial hardship fee waiver by emailing maggiew@themarsh.org.

This fall The Marsh, a solo performance theater in the San Francisco Bay Area, will welcome performers and theater lovers from around the world to its first-ever MarshStream International Solo Fest, an online fete presenting solo work via its online theater platform.

The goal of MISF is to connect solo performers with audiences across the globe while presenting unique solo shows created exclusively for the Zoom “black box” theater. All performances also include a post-show Q & A, a key part of the community building.

The Marsh is currently accepting applications from artists throughout the U.S. and anywhere in the world, to take part in this global performance festival. Interested participants may submit their solo shows (60 minutes and under) for consideration by August 16, 2020, and will be notified between September 7-14, 2020 regarding their acceptance.

We look forward to your submission!

To Apply

Submission Cost: $10-25 sliding scale submission fee.

(You can apply for a financial hardship fee waiver by emailing maggiew@themarsh.org.)

Application Deadline: August 16, 2020

Performers will be notified between September 7-14, 2020 regarding their acceptance.

Festival Dates: October 7 – 11, 2020

All shows must be solo performances.

Performance Length: 10 – 60 minutes. We will curate slots that feature shorter pieces, while longer pieces will stand on their own. All pieces must be 60 minutes or less. There will be a 15 minute Q & A with you and a moderator!

Eligibility: Solo performers submitting must be 16 years or older to apply.

Logistics: Performances will be presented LIVE over Zoom.

Successful submissions will work well within the Zoom format.

Technical support: Minimal tech support will be provided.

  • We invite and encourage artists from all over the world to submit. 
  • We will accept solo performance musicals.
  • There are no language restrictions.
  • If your performance is not in English, you must provide English subtitles with submission to be eligible for consideration.
  • We will accept work that has been previously produced.
  • Solo performances created by the performer, preferred. 
  • Only one submission per person. Compensation: Performers will receive a percentage of ticket donations.

Awards: Performances will be eligible for the following awards

~ Most Watched Performance

~ Audience Choice Award

~ The Marshian Award – a primetime slot on MarshStream’s Solo Performer Spotlight Program.

Website: https://themarsh.org/shows_and_events/marshstream/marshstream-international-solo-fest/

Friday, February 28, 2020

Playthings Theatre seeks solo, duo and group numbers by LGBTQ+

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Deadline: March 6, 2020

New York City

The Playthings Theatre is an LGBTQ+ Nonprofit seeking submission of new music for their gala fundraiser PlayFresh which will be performed Monday, April 13th at The Irish Repertory Theatre. 

Playthings is a family of storytellers who offer a voice to the LGBTQ+ community through classic and contemporary plays and musicals here in New York. PlayFresh is an opportunity for fresh voices to be spotlighted at an Off-Broadway Theatre, sung by Broadway's finest and hosted by drag royalty. 

Looking for solo, duo and group numbers written by members of the LGBTQ+ community. Submissions are accepted through e-mail Playthingstheatre@gmail.com Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6th 2020.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”

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[LOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below.

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props.

Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright.

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

• At this current time, we don't produce full length scripts / longer than 50 pages. We will still accept submissions for full-length work for future consideration.

• All play submissions must be e-mailed to: DARKHORSEDRAMATISTS@GMAIL.COM in PDF or word (.doc / .docx), preferably in standard stage play format. Submissions are completely free of charge, no fee.

• Your play is moderated in an initial screening by the artistic director and committee before determining if it makes it to the table reading. After the table reading, it is reviewed by a team of local actors & directors, using blind ballots, and the highest scores are selected. If selected for production in a play festival, your work will be performed in black box style presentation with minimal stage and set requirements. We are a not-for-profit unit, with the goal to introduce new work to community theatre audiences, and raise awareness for contemporary dramatic theatre; while helping newer playwrights and unpublished work gain exposure. We cannot pay royalties for your work, but do offer other tokens of appreciation.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Playwrights: Submit Your Solo Pieces for ROAR

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Playwrights--Let us hear you roar!

Send us your weird, wild and wonderful short solo work to be considered for

ROAR: A weird, wild and wonderful night of original solo work.

(You may be familiar with Riverside Theatre’s long-standing monologue festival Walking the Wire—ROAR is a re-imagined version of that programming.)

Ten - twelve pieces will be selected to be performed at Riverside Theatre, March 4-13 2016. We can’t pay royalties, but we’ll credit you in our promotional materials, and we’ll give you two tickets to a performance.

What we want

Work that is compellingly theatrical. It will be performed so it should have physical, visual and aural elements.

We won’t rule out excerpts from longer pieces, but we want you to know—they can be harder to appreciate. Funny pieces, on the other hand, always get our attention.

Memoir is a fine starting point, but we encourage you to take it to a fictionalized place. Again, it needs to be theatrical.

Our best advice: Work from your heart. Be honest and truthful. Daring, not earth-bound. Follow your instincts rather than logic to arrive at a piece you’d be excited to experience.

Submission guidelines
  • Must be original, unpublished and unproduced work
  • Less than 10 minutes in length
  • Submit up to 3 pieces as a Word document or PDF by email to admin@riversidetheatre.org
  • Be sure to include your name, city/state, email and phone.
  • Submission deadline is September 28, 2015.
Final selections will be announced on riversidetheatre.org by mid-November 2015.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Secret Theater’s Flying Solo Festival

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Festival Dates: Oct 28th - Nov 1 , 2015

Call for Submissions for Flying Solo 3!

APPLY HERE: Flying Solo 3 Application

READ THIS FIRST : We can accept all shows from short 10- 20 shows that are workshopping to fully fledged 60minute finished pieces. We will consider previously produced shows if you believe that you will attract an audience. Our criteria is that the show is good and deserves a platform.

What is Flying Solo?
Flying Solo is a festival of solo shows that doesn't charge participation or submissions fees. That's right - NO FEE - Cheaper and better than the rest. Seriously.

Flying Solo doesn't ask for any rights, royalties or residual payments
Flying Solo is presented in the Secret Theatre's 99 seat house.
We can accept shows that have premiered or even in workshop mode - apply first and we'll talk. We'll only refuse a show that has prior if we both feel its gonna be hard to get an audience. [for us and you this is not a good scene!]
Preferential consideration given to students of Go Solo or Flying Solo alumni
If your show is 'on book' or very short [20 mins or less] you may be invited to participate in a showcase show of multiple shows. If your show is 30 - 60 mins then you will either be asked to do a stand-alone or a double bill.
Flying Solo presents a $250 CASH PRIZE to the audience vote winner along with a tacky award.
In addition to the CASH PRIZE! there will be a door split too at 50/50% after the first 11 tickets! Therefore if we sell 40 tickets you will make $260! If we sell 60 tickets you make $440! not bad huh?
Sellout and you'll make $791 hey then if you win add $250 thats $1041 freakin dollars boy! We won't add the tacky award to this since it has no value whatsoever APART FROM BRAGGING RIGHTS! 

All from one Show??? You bet your sweet aspercreme!
Plus we provide a tech/lighting designer/Board op for your run!
Lastly we would accept shows that have already appeared in Flying Solo if you and we both feel that it will find an audience.
We have already received submissions! What are you waiting for? To be discovered?!? That can happen at the Secret!

No fee to submit or produce.

We supply all the basic production elements needed to support a new work – a stage, a small crew, box office and lobby staff, great sound and lights.

You supply a great show and invite audience members
$250 Cash Prize for Best Show


We accept all shows from 10 minutes to 6o minutes
Finished 6o minute shows are offered either a stand alone or double bill slot. Shows of longer than 30 and not more than 60 minute get one hours tech per show.
Short shows of 20 mins or less are accepted but will be presented as part of a multi-show showcase. Up to 6 shows but tech requirements must be minimal due to the between show change over.
Dedicated Tech/Lighting person assigned for entire run/all shows.
Submit via our dedicated form

Submission deadline : Sept 21st – please submit as soon as possible. We have space for around 16 shows and already have 7 submissions on hand.

Please email submissions to: submissions@secrettheatre.com

Selected shows will be presented Oct 28 – Nov 1 at the Secret Theatre.

The Secret Theatre is located at 44-02 23rd St, Long Island City, NYC 11101

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