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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Submissions for radio play podcast Q-Bits now open

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The Q Collective’s new podcast series Q-Bits is seeking script submissions for its first season beginning July 1 on Patreon. Q-Bits is a new series of short radio plays exploring, celebrating, and speaking to experiences of gender and sexual minorities.

Submission and Selection Period:

Radio plays for Q-Bits may be submitted via Google form on an ongoing basis. Playwrights selected will be notified no later than June 1 for season 1 inclusion. Submissions will also be considered for future seasons. Please see below for submission guidelines.

Compensation:

Selected playwrights will receive a $50 stipend for their work. The producer or director may contact the playwright for purposes of clarification, publicity, and other artistic, technical or broadcast marketing and promotion needs.

Broadcast Dates:

Broadcast of Q-Bits season 1 will begin July 1 on Patreon.

Playwrights will be invited to watch the recording of their play via Zoom. Additionally, playwrights are invited to one Zoom rehearsal of their play and are invited to provide feedback to the director after the rehearsal. Playwrights are encouraged to share any interviews and/or publicity materials via their social channels.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
Scripts must fall under the Q Collective mission of exploring gender, sexuality, and romantic orientation.
“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 work reflects these values and we encourage writers to embrace them.” – Sean Michael, Artistic Director of the Q Collective

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.

Scripts must be typewritten using a serif font. Scripts not typed in a serif font may be rejected.

Scripts must not exceed twenty minutes in length. We will not accept plays with longer run times. 

Please time your plays prior to submission. Fourteen to twenty pages of dialogue with minimal direction and stage notes are approximately twenty minutes, though this is not an exact science.
Due to the limitations of recording space scripts should require no more than four actors.
Radio plays should, where possible, indicate necessary sound effects.
Playwrights may submit multiple works.
Previously produced but unpublished works and well-developed works in progress are welcome; plays previously produced by The Q Collective are eligible.

To submit a play, please fill out this form and upload your blind copy here:https://forms.gle/RFnJe3h79gxU2v3g7

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Stay True Theatre seeks submissions for Bloom: A Collection Of New Queer Voices

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Deadline: April 6, 2021

Stay True, an LGBTQ+ Theatre Company a small theatre company based in New York City seeks submissions for our first annual Bloom: A Collection Of New Queer Voices, In memory of Timothy Conigrave. The workshop will take place virtually over two weeks from May 31 - June 13, 2021.

Playwrights will be paired with a director prior to the start of the workshop and will be asked to specify which type of presentational form would most aid them in moving to the next stage of development (i.e. reading, staged reading, workshop production, etc.). If requested, playwrights will be provided with access to the company dramaturg. The two weeks will consist of rehearsals with actors, meetings with the director & Stay True Artistic Directors. This will culminate in a ticketed presentation on a virtual platform. A panel of industry members will attend a rehearsal in week one as well as the final presentation to engage in a feedback-based discussion with the playwright. All rehearsals, meetings and performances will be remote. Of the plays selected for the workshop, the piece that is closest to its final stage of development will be given a fully-staged production as part of our 2022-23 Season.

Submission Requirements

Plays must be previously unproduced new works in progress by playwrights who are members of the LGBTQIA+ community. First or final drafts will be considered. Play texts need not follow standard formatting and may include performance art, devised manuals or other non-standard forms of theatre. Preference will be given to work that can be performed with a cast of five actors or less. We are particularly seeking work which emphasizes queer joy or centers characters with intersectional identities.

How To Submit

Email staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com with a PDF copy of your text, a short summary of the play and a brief description of your process up to this point, as well as any questions you are asking yourself or the play as you move forward. 

Please also include your resume, contact information and your pronouns. The submission period is March 23-April 6, 2021.Playwrights selected will receive a small stipend for their time.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Deadline: March 15, 2021

Limit of two entries per playwright of an original work that has not been published or produced.

Monologues and one man/woman plays are not accepted.

All genres are accepted (light comedies, heavy dramas, thrillers, mystery, sci-fi, satire) with no regard to language or subject matter.

All plays should be approximately 20 minutes long, no exceptions. (If using standard play format a good gauge is 17-22 pages, excluding title page).

There is no maximum limit of characters or sets, but common sense should be used as 5 plays will be produced in one evening.

Submission guidelines

NEW MANDATORY GUIDELINE: DO NOT staple scripts. Scripts must be securely bound by either a three-hole punch with brads or a folder with three-prong fasteners. .

Scripts are accepted by mail only (no email or PDFs) and must be postmarked by March 15, 2021. Scripts are not returned.

Scripts should have a title page that includes the play title and playwright's contact information (address, phone and email), as well as a list of characters and a brief, one paragraph synopsis of the play. Script pages should be numbered.

There is NO ENTRY FEE.

Playwrights selected will be informed prior to the event.
The five selected authors each receive a $100 stipend.

Mail entries (postmarked by March 15) to:

Theatre Southwest
8944-A Clarkcrest
Houston, TX 77063
Attn: TSW-FOO

Friday, February 19, 2021

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 12 PM EST

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical to be recorded and presented as a staged reading in their Spring 2021 Amplified Currents Festival of the Arts, which will be held online, April 17th-25th, 2021. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Length: One-Act
Genre: Any
Playwright Location: United States
Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2021 12PM EST
  • Piece should be no longer than 75 minutes long
  • Have a cast no larger than 10
  • Should be actor/story forward
  • Should incorporate music in some way 
  • Should be unpublished and have limited or no production history 
  • Should include a character breakdown as well as a brief synopsis
NADIA is committed to investing in the work of and supporting artists who have been historically excluded in the arts, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. BIPOC writers and creatives are particularly encouraged to submit. 

Please note: There are no submission fees, nor is there a fee to be a part of the festival. This is a paid opportunity, and all artists involved will receive a stipend for their time and talent. 

Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the in-person recording process, which will take place in New York, NY in the beginning of April.

NADIA is a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to coordinating the research, development, and implementation of industry-wide anti-discriminatory practices. NADIA supports a diverse group of project leaders and artists who are looking to think critically and discover new ways to produce culturally conscious art in order to develop practices that are equitable, inclusive, and sustainable.

For more information about NADIA, submissions, or our past work, visit www.nadiaconnects.org or reach out to nadiaconnectsinfo@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NEW YORK CITY* Playwrights

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS, an “OUTwrite” Series, a part of the 2020-2021 Fresh Fruit Festival. Application deadline is Monday, March 8, 2021. 3 to 4 plays will be selected for presentation in Spring 2021. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions. Jump-To-Submission-Form

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive a $100 stipend toward their expenses.

*New York City regional artists who have temporarily relocated due to the Coronavirus epidemic, or for workshops, jobs, etc., please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs & the New York City Council.

WE WILL PROVIDE:
  • Stipends, adjusted accordingly if you also incur Union performing-artist expense.
  • Limited Virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.
  • Dramaturgical advice upon request for specific problems.
  • Technical Advice and Training on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consultations based on your early virtual rehearsals. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for attendees.
  • A full-color program, both printed and in a free PDF-file format, made available online.
  • Area-wide advertising, with an option for National advertising upon request.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:
  1. A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” reading of NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life
  2. A Director AND a Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical awareness needed in the Virtual format).
  3. All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and graphic arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBTQ world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We advise diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and cultures.

Please submit a recent draft of the work in progress with a synopsis & full cast breakdown; a basic bio; and if you like, a description of your goals and concerns with this current work.

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Shellscrape Theatre Company Virtual Play Reading

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Deadline: February 12, 2021

Shellscrape Theatre Company seeks New Play Submissions for our upcoming Virtual Play Reading. Our goal for this virtual production is to assist the development of an unproduced work with an emerging playwright. Through this we hope to be able to provide logistical support, facilitate casting and provide exposure to our audience base.

The selected work will be staged virtually to be presented to a live audience in March of 2021 and a stipend of $100 will be paid to the playwright.

Submission Guidelines:

Must be previously unproduced

Stories from historically unheard perspectives including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ are strongly encouraged

Maximum of 4 actors (doubling allowed if used to further the story)

Comedies, Dramas and Musicals welcome!

Please clearly label your submission email as follows, "Play Submission, Last Name"

Interested parties should email their selected work to shellscrapetheatre@gmail.com no later than February 12th. Unfortunately, any pieces received after this date and that do not adhere to the above guidelines will not be considered.

Friday, January 8, 2021

Triangle Rainbow Productions Gay Play Fest 2021

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Deadline: January 17, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Triangle Rainbow Productions artistic director Anthony Joseph is currently accepting submissions from Playwrights for their first annual Gay Play Fest 2021. Because of our current situation the festival will live stream via zoom on February 27th & 28th. Each play will be scheduled for both dates at 3:00pm. Running order will be worked out before your tech rehearsal. All submissions must be no longer than 15 minutes running time and no less than 10 minutes. All plays must be LGBTQ themed, or have at least one gay character written in the script. 

The best play only will receive a $300.00 stipend.

All Playwrights accepted into the festival will be expected to promote the festival via social media and invite friends to watch their plays. Actors should also promote and invite friends to watch. There will be a minimal charge to register for the zoom link.

There is no entry fee for Playwrights to submit their plays and no fee to participate. You may submit one or two of your best short plays. If space becomes available some Playwrights will be asked to produce both of their plays. Each Playwright must cast and produce their own plays. You are responsible to find your own directors. All plays should have virtual backgrounds selected by their directors or creative team. No play will be allowed to run if they do not use virtual backgrounds. Each play will be given a tech time of one hour via zoom with the artistic director a few days before the festival opens. The best play will be selected by audience votes as well as the artistic directors choice.

Festival will run Saturday & Sunday February 27-28, 2021 @ 3:00pm and will run approx 2 hours. Please submit all plays in PDF format. All plays must be legible and formatted neatly! Deadline for submissions is January 17, 2021 @ 12:00pm est. Send all submissions to: theaterproductionsnyc@gmail.com

Monday, January 4, 2021

Reverb Theatre Arts Festival

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Deadline: January 5, 2021 11:59 PM EST

SUBMISSION FORM

Reverb is a space for artists with disabilities ages 16+ to devise and share new works of theatre on a virtual platform.

This application form includes the following sections:
  • Applicant artist information (details about you)
  • Artistic submission (the performance piece or script you are submitting)
  • Acknowledgements (details about the festival and your participation)

Application Requirements:
  • Applicants must be people who identify as artists with disabilities. We seek to include as wide and diverse a range of artists as possible. People of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Applicants must be age 16+. 
  • Applicants must submit a draft piece of theatre based on creative prompts around the theme of Connection: Performance pieces (original monologue, spoken word, dance* or music selection*) must be 5 minutes maximum. Scripts must be 5 pages maximum. 
  • Applicants must be available for Festival and meeting dates, listed below.

*Dance pieces must be performed to original music. Music selections must be original work. Contact reverb@roundabouttheatre.org if you have any questions.

Reverb’s Timeline:
Monday, November 30, 2020 through Thursday, March 25, 2021 
  • Submission Deadline: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
  • Announcement of Selected Participants: Friday, January 15, 2021
  • Kick-off Community Meeting for Participants and Collaborating Artists: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
  • Artistic Collaboration Period: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 through Thursday, February 11, 2021
  • Mid-Point Community Sharing for Participants and Collaborating Artists: Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST
  • Rehearsal and Recording period: Thursday, February 11, 2021 through Friday, February 26, 2021
  • Recording Submission Deadline: Friday, February 26, 2021 at 11:59pm EST
  • Virtual Festival Screening: Video available from Monday, March 22, 2021 onwards
  • Artist Talkback: EST Evening of Thursday, March 25, 2021 

Please reach out to reverb@roundabouttheatre.org for any accommodations needed for this application form.

Applicants selected to participate in the Festival will receive a stipend of $850.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

B8 Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for original plays

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Deadline: January 15, 2021

B8 Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions for original plays, short stories, poems, and songs of any length to be presented on-line in a “readers’ theatre” format. We hope to develop a monthly one- or two-hour program of readings via Zoom until we are able to present live theatre once again. Most particularly, we are seeking plays with strong potential to become fully staged productions in the future. 

As a small company, B8 appreciates plays suitable for a total of 1-8 actors. Stipends will be provided for playwrights, directors, and actors.

We are seeking works that inspire action, change, speaking out, growth, empowerment, hope, courage, and love. We are strongly committed to producing works by artist of color, LGBTQIA+, anti-racist, feminist, and anti-ableist artists. 

The submission period is open-ended. Submissions received by January 15, 2021 will be considered for our first reading in February.

Please send submissions, comments, and questions to janlee@b8theatre.org

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Breaking and Entering Theatre Collective PEA FEST 2021

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Deadline: January 7, 2021

Applications and Submissions for PEA FEST 2021 are Officially Open!

Breaking & Entering Theatre Collective is excited to announce that applications for our second Pre-Emerging Artists Festival or PEA Fest are now live! 

PEA Fest is an opportunity for Pre-Emerging theatre artists to collaborate with their artistic peers in meaningful way, in an environment that respects their skills and talents, while financially compensating them with a small stipend. This year the festival will take place online and allow for additional developmental time as we mold performances designed and created for the new medium of digital theatre. 

We are looking for generous collaborators who are passionate about their craft and comfortable working with new text that is still in development.

We will be accepting piece submissions, as well as applications for directors, designers and stage managers through January 7th, 2021. Applications can be found at this link https://www.bethtrco.org/festival

Submit an original script, performance piece or choreography sample; or apply to work with us as a Director, Stage Manager or Designer!

Applications and Submissions will close midnight on January 7th, 2021.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

University of Miami Online New Play Festival

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Deadline: December 20, 2020

With a goal to provide online performance opportunities to our Conservatory BFA Theatre majors and our BA Theatre majors while also providing the learning experience for them to interact with new work and playwrights, the University of Miami is seeking short plays to be produced as part of a series of online works in the Spring semester of 2021. The Theatre Arts Department normally produces 4 productions a semester in two on-campus theaters. However, due to the restrictions and health concerns of COVID 19, we hope to expand our students learning opportunities by working on pieces which have been written, conceived, or re-conceived for an online Zoom platform. In return, we hope that writers will see the constraints of the format as a way to tell their stories in a different and unique manner while benefiting from working with the department’s very talented and disciplined students.


The Plays:

* Should run ideally 10 to 30 minutes

* Should require approximately 4 to 10 actors

* Should ideally be performed with limited Zoom production elements

* Will be rehearsed for 1 to 2 weeks and and taped on Zoom or similar platform

* Will be directed by UM Faculty or professional guest directors

* Will be provided with a UM Student Stage Manager

* Will require the online participation of the playwright with rewrites encouraged

* Should be submitted as PDFs with title and author and contact info

Submissions will be accepted thru Dec.20, 2020. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Making a submission does not guarantee a reply. If we are interested in producing your play we will contact the playwright. A $50 stipend will be awarded to each playwright in the festival.

Questions may be emailed to Michael Bush, Artistic Director of the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre at the University of Miami, mxb1530@miami.edu.

All submissions must include a resume and both should be emailed to sandra.palvarez@miami.edu

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Theater Three Offstage/Online

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Downtown Urban Arts Festival (DUAF) 19th annual season seeks submissions

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Deadline: November 9, 2020

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 categories 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.

SUBMISSION DETAILS:
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 9, 2020. 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.

CALL FOR PLAY SUBMISSIONS: CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL 2021

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Deadline: November 11, 2020 11PM EST

National Queer Theater is now accepting submissions for the third annual Criminal Queerness Festival (CQF), which will take place at NYC Pride 2021. CQF strives to uplift and amplify LGBTQ playwrights and artists from countries that censor or criminalize queer communities through the creation of exciting theatrical productions.

Up to four plays will be selected and given performances in New York City. The plays will be performed in a festival format with directors and actors from National Queer Theater. The winning playwrights will also be awarded a stipend of $1,000 USD each.

SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Queer voices across the world have been censored and silenced in countries where LGBTQ lives are criminalized and victimized. The Criminal Queerness Festival welcomes:

Plays by artists from countries that censor or discriminate against LGBTQ communities;

Plays that address themes of criminalization, homophobia, or transphobia outside the United States.

Plays that not have been previously produced in the United States.

Proposals for dance-theater or other storytelling formats are also welcome.

HOW TO SUBMIT

Playwrights should do one of the following:

Submit the following package to submissions@nationalqueertheater.org with the subject line "CRIMINAL QUEERNESS SUBMISSION". Anonymous submissions, or submissions using an alias are welcome.

The email must include:

Playwright’s email address, country of origin, and country of residence

A character breakdown

A play script (pages must be numbered) in PDF attached

Two notes no longer than 100 words each answering the questions:

How does your play fit the theme of ‘criminal queerness’

What has been your experience as a queer artist?

Could you stage your play in your home country?


OR Fill out the Google Form by clicking here


Thursday, October 8, 2020

KC Melting Pot Theatre's 2nd Annual New Play Development Festival

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Deadline: December 31, 2020 or first 50 submissions


KC Melting Pot Theatre is looking for new full-length plays by Black playwrights. 

The play should have no production history (readings are acceptable). 

There are no restrictions on content nor themes except we are not accepting musicals, one-person shows or children shows at this time. 

To submit, please email your script in Word or Pdf format to newplays.kcmpt@gmail.com

Scripts should include playwright contact info on title page, character/cast requirements and a 3-5 sentence synopsis. Plays should be typed in 12pt font in Times New Roman or Courier. Our reading panel will select three finalists who will receive fully staged readings in our New Play Festival over the July 9 – 11, 2021 weekend. 

One winner will then be selected and will receive a $500 stipend and will receive a workshop production in 2022. This is a development opportunity and the winning play will have their play read by professional actors for at least two table readings followed by Q&A with director, cast and crew. Playwright will have time to revise and complete a final draft of play and then the workshop production will be fully staged with audience talkbacks.

Finalists will be notified no later than May 1st, 2021. The winning piece will be selected July 11, 2021 after the completion of our New Play Festival.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers Fellowship

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Application Deadline: September 25, 2020, 5 p.m. EDT

Notification: March 2021
Award Period: September 7, 2021–May 27, 2022
Stipend: $75,000

The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. Visual artists whose projects require extensive use of Library collections are also encouraged to apply. The Center aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the highest level—within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows' published work.

Successful candidates for this Fellowship will need to work primarily at the Schwarzman Building rather than at other divisions of the Library. Applications from those working in languages other than English are welcome; however, the applicant must be conversant in English, and the application materials must be in English.

In order to avoid real or apparent conflicts of interest, the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers does not accept applications from New York Public Library staff members or their partners, or from people active on the Library’s Board of Trustees, Board Advisory Committees, or Library Council.

Please visit www.nypl.org/research-collections for detailed information about the collections of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street.

Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center for the duration of the Fellowship term and may not accept other major professional obligations during the term. Some Fellows may have a few prior commitments but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements to short periods of time. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Center's Director or Deputy Director. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend too much time away from the Center. Fellowships will not be granted for academic projects to post-doctoral fellows or to applicants doing graduate-school dissertation research.

The Cullman Center will not accept dossier letters in place of new letters of recommendation.Completed applications and supporting materials—research proposal, Curriculum Vitae, letters of recommendation, and creative writing sample or art work sample—must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT on September 25, 2020.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival 2021 seeks one-act plays by women

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Deadline: August 30, 2020
Ivoryton Connecticut

The Ivoryton Playhouse has announced its Fifth Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival. The company is currently seeking submissions of one-act plays by women playwrights.

The IWPF provides the 4 writers whose work is chosen paid travel to Ivoryton and housing while here, 3 days of intensive workshops with a director and actors for play development and participation in a staged reading festival in February/March 2021(actual date to be determined). There is also a $500 stipend.

Ten minute plays are acceptable, and all plays must run no more than one hour.

Completed manuscripts will be accepted by email only until August 30th.

Interested playwrights should email a completed manuscript, (for musicals include a script and CD), with name and contact info.

The Women Playwrights' Initiative also seeks resumes from directors (CT residents only), and those interested in being readers, both men and women.

Play submissions, and resumes from directors and readers should be emailed to Jacqui Hubbard, Artistic Director jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Avant Bard Theatre fifth annual Scripts In Play Festival

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Deadline: June 15, 2020



Avant Bard Theatre in Arlington, VA is now accepting play submissions for the fifth annual Scripts In Play Festival, scheduled to perform during the 2020-21 season. Submissions are accepted now on a rolling basis through June 15, 2020.

About Avant Bard

Avant Bard Theatre is a professional regional company dedicated to producing the best in classics, both time-tested and contemporary. The Scripts In Play Festival is for new plays on classical themes that in some way challenge a contemporary audience’s relationship with history. Past Scripts In Play festivals have included historical dramas, classical adaptations, new translations of historical texts, non-western classics, postmodern adaptations, and more.

About The Opportunity

All submissions will be considered by the Scripts In Play Reading Committee. If selected, plays will be programmed in the festival. Festival plays are assigned a director, who will cast and stage a one-night-only staged reading with free admission.

Playwrights may opt to submit a play for development. Choose this option for plays earlier in their life cycle, or plays seeking substantial changes. Plays for development will be assigned a dramaturg prior to rehearsal, to help produce a new performance draft before Scripts In Play. There is no difference in priority for plays submitted for development.

If selected, playwrights will receive a stipend covering the performance rights for one performance reading.

If not selected, playwrights will receive notice from the reading committee no later than August 30, 2020.

About Scripts In Play 2020-21

Currently, Avant Bard intends to produce Scripts In Play as a live festival. With generous support from the Arlington Commission for the Arts, all Scripts In Play readings would normally take place at Theatre on the Run (3700 S. Four Mile Run). Because of the global coronavirus pandemic, the availability of this venue remains uncertain. Thus, the timeline for production of Scripts In Play is TBD. It is also possible that the Festival will shift to a digitally produced format.

To Submit

Complete this submission form, and email your play as a PDF to scripts@avantbard.org with the subject line “[Your Name] Submission”.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Emit Theatre seeks interactive plays for young audiences

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

We are accepting original scripts that have not been previously produced, as well as concepts for devised pieces, from NYC-based artists. This production will be performed for public audiences in Fall 2020 and subsequently toured to schools and community groups. The selected applicant will be compensated with a stipend.

Submitted stories must center a population that has been historically underrepresented in theatre. Inspiration for the piece can include but is not limited to: a folk tale, legend, piece of music, visual art piece, or historical event.

Requirements for submissions:
  • For young people within the age range of 4-11.
  • 40-60 minutes in length.
  • Can be performed with 1-3 actors.
  • Appropriate for up to 70 audience members.
  • If submission is an original script, it must be finished and ready for rehearsal (although the script is free to continue developing throughout the process).
  • Must include specific opportunities for interaction throughout. Examples of appropriate interaction include but are not limited to: call and response, group movement, posing questions to the audience, or bringing a small group onstage to help with a task.
  • Must be able to become a sensory friendly, relaxed performance
It is desired that applicants have experience with interactive performance, but it is not required. The selected applicant will train with Artistic Director Gianna Cioffi to develop the interactive elements of the piece in harmony with Emit’s style and community.

Application deadline is June 1, 2020. A decision will be made by July 1, 2020.

Submission is via this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSczP0hdGqZF71Ne6pvXtSbAZQsiQnsDXpXLdhv-yz3gLFhE6g/viewform

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Actors' Theatre International Short Play Contest Submissions

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UPDATE: THEY HAVE CLOSED THEIR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: July 1, 2020

Santa Cruz CA


Import note on 2020 submissions:
In light of the current Corona virus pandemic, Actors' Theatre would like to support and encourage writers who submit to the International Short Play Contest by waiving the usual submission fee of $10 for 2020.

We will ONLY be accepting submissions via email at sccactorstheatre@gmail.com

Please follow the guidelines below.
Best of luck to everyone and stay safe!

Since 1995, playwrights from around the world have submitted their scripts to Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre, in the hopes that their piece might be one of the 16 selected to become a full-fledged production at the 8 Tens Festival.

Submissions are accepted year-round, but must meet the summer deadline of July 1 to be considered for the 8 Tens Festival the following January.

Over the six months following the deadline, 16 plays are anonymously selected by a panel of judges consisting of local writers, directors, and theater enthusiasts. They are then assigned to directors at random and rehearsed for three months before premiering in front of a sold-out audience at the annual 8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival.

The only criteria for entering: each play must be 10 minutes or less.

Guidelines & FAQs - NEW FOR 2020

Submissions must be 10 pages or fewer, in 12-point font, written in standard play format.

All submissions must include:

1. A cover letter that includes the play's title, author name, address, phone, email, and short biography of the writer.

2. A cover page with only the title of the play.

All submissions will be judged with the identity of the writers withheld.

FEES ARE WAIVED FOR 2020. There is a $10 fee per submission. Submission fee is waived for young writers (under 18 years of age) or incarcerated writers.

E-SUBMISSIONS ONLY FOR 2020 - to: sccactorstheatre@gmail.com

Ten minute play submissions are subject to our contest rules and are accepted from Jan 1 to July 1 of each year.

All submissions must be submitted no later than July 1.

What happens if my play is selected?

If your play is selected you will be notified via email.

Winning playwrights will receive 
  • a fully-staged, 5-week run of their play during the 8 Tens Festival
  • $50.00 stipend
  • A complimentary DVD of the Festival


We also accept full length scripts for consideration throughout the year, in all genres.
Please send via snail-mail only to:
Actors' Theatre, PO Box 7084, Santa Cruz, CA., 95061

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