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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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


Monday, October 12, 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.

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Theatre Three Off-Stage/On-Line seeks short plays

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No deadline

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. 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 1 to 10 minutes.
  • Should require no more than 6 actors.
  • Should ideally be able to be performed without stage directions. (The scene may be set at the outset.)
  • Will be rehearsed on Zoom or similar platform.
  • Will be posted on Theatre Three’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
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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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Theatre Three 24th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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Deadline: September 30, 2020
  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 10
  • Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.)
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2020.
Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 400 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 120 world premieres by 84 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for nine performances in April 2021 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, articles, and reviews as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Plays should be submitted to THE 24th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS, Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Best Medicine Rep seeks plays for reading series

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Deadline: February 29, 2020

Best Medicine Rep is looking for scripts for next season's reading series! Deadline is February 29, 2020.

Restrictions: Must be comedy. 5 actors or fewer. Simple set. Written in English.

We prefer full-length, but will consider one acts and sketches.

Selected playwrights receive a stipend and consideration for full-production in our upcoming season.

Previous productions are okay, as long as the play has not been produced in the greater Washington/Baltimore area.

Please send full scripts as a pdf to BestMedSubmissions@gmail.com.

Monday, December 30, 2019

Celtic Calling Playwright Contest 2020

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Calling all playwrights, storytellers, bards, jesters, minstrels and other like-minded folk!

Celtic Calling is now accepting submissions of original plays, vignettes, or one-acts, not to exceed thirty minutes, with a Celtic theme, to be performed during the weekend of the Fifth Annual Celtic Calling, March 6-8th, 2020, at a location to be determined. The deadline for submission is December 31, 2019, and the winning submission will be announced no later than January 15, 2020.

A $100 stipend will be provided to the writer(s) of the winning entry.

1.All proposals and scripts must be typewritten and emailed to CelticCallingCopperPintPlay@gmail.com by December 31, 2019, at 5:00pm.
PDFs preferred.

2. Multiple submissions are permitted, as are collaborations between writers.

3. The submission must be original, and the entrant must have the rights of performance and broadcast prior to submission. Celtic Calling will be granted exclusive rights of performance from the time of submission through March 31, 2019. Celtic Calling will be granted the right to permit the broadcast of the winning submissions, all or in part, in perpetuity.

4. The play should not exceed thirty minutes.

5. The play must have at least two characters with speaking roles.

6. Celtic Calling may charge for tickets to the performance, which will go to offset the costs of production of the play(s) and/or festival.

7. The submission must have a ‘Celtic’ theme, which is solely up to the interpretation of the reading committee.

8.The play(s) will be selected by a committee, whose decisions are final, including the decision not to decide, should the entries not meet the requirements or other standards.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Campfire Theatre Festival

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WE ARE ON THE HUNT FOR NEVER-BEEN-PRODUCED SCRIPTS BY EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS.

We define “emerging” as a playwright that has not had more than two professional productions or a published script.

"Never been produced" means plays that have had small readings and workshops are fine, but plays that have been previously produced or published are not accepted.

If you are unsure if you are eligible, please email us at contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com with details.

We will accept full length plays that are more than sixty pages, less than one hundred and twenty pages, and may have an intermission.

  • We currently cannot accept musicals. 
  • We can accept children's plays. 
  • e will accept plays of any genre. 
  • Each playwright may submit ONE play.


WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR TWO PROGRAMS:

OUR STAGED READING SERIES AND OUR SPARK PROGRAM.

The Staged Reading Series accepts plays by emerging playwrights and offers them a fully staged reading at our festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2020.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:

Your play will be assigned a cast and director.

You will receive a stipend of $100 for a selected full-length play.

Campfire Theatre Festival is not currently able to provide playwright travel stipends for the Staged Reading Series; however, if a selected playwright can provide their own travel to Boise for the festival, all efforts will be made to assist with housing.

The Spark Program accepts plays by emerging playwrights for a twenty-hour workshop process that culminates in a reading at the festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2020.

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:

Your play will be assigned a cast, a dramaturg and director.

You will receive a stipend of $100 for a selected full-length play.

You will receive airfare and housing for a week in Boise, Idaho.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2019. 

We will accept the first 350 full-length plays and close submissions when we receive that many, even if it's before the deadline.

THERE IS NO FEE TO SUBMIT FOR CAMPFIRE THEATRE FESTIVAL.

ANY PLAYS SUBMITTED NOT-BLINDED WILL BE DISQUALIFIED AND WILL NOT BE READ.

If you have previously had your work selected for Campfire, please observe a one-year hiatus before submitting again.

Please do not submit plays you have previously submitted to Campfire.

Playwrights will need to submit an info form, a resume and a full blinded script.

PLEASE FILL OUT THE FOLLOWING GOOGLE FORM TO SUBMIT:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeOr8AmNBRtdB_2wXLfa7VZedhkp1Z3h59Jmm7n52G55Ryk-Q/viewform

Thank you and we look forward to reading your play! Please direct any questions to our Literary Manager Sam Hamashima at contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com

Thursday, November 21, 2019

IASH/Traverse Creative Fellowship

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IASH and the Traverse Theatre will commission a play on or inspired by any aspect of the Institute’s current interests. The stipend will be £10,000 and the recipient will have a private office and full Fellowship at IASH, and contribute to the Institute’s events, including giving at least one work-in-progress seminar during the tenure of the Fellowship.  During the period of the Fellowship the playwright will receive dramaturgical support from the Traverse’s Literary Department. The recipient must be Edinburgh-based for the duration of the residency, as their regular presence at IASH is expected and they will be encouraged to play a part in the artistic life of the theatre.

The tenure of the Fellowship will be between 6 and 10 months, by agreement, with the intention that the playwright will submit a complete play to the Traverse at the end of 2020.

The ideal candidate will be a writer who wants to engage actively with the Traverse and is eager to make the most of the unique environment that IASH provides to further their thinking and develop their work. You can find out more about IASH via the About page.


We encourage ideas from writers that want to actively engage with both the Institute's interests and the Traverse Theatre's desire to entertain, excite, provoke and delight audiences alike - whether through a brilliant story, an innovative new form or use of technology, or with a striking new theatrical concept.

Please send a cover letter and CV to iash@ed.ac.uk by 5pm on 29 November 2019.

Interested applicants are invited to put in writing why they would like to take up this Fellowship and what they would like to explore in their commissioned play.  Applications should demonstrate an awareness of the work and ethos of the Traverse and IASH, and a sense of how the writer and their work might fit into this. Applicants should have had a minimum of two professional productions of their work. Interviews will be held in central Edinburgh on Wednesday 11 December 2019.

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