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Friday, May 13, 2022

The 24th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays (2023)

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Deadline: September 30, 2022

Each season, The Festival receives approximately 350 submissions. Since its inception in 1998, The Festival has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world and produced 126 world premieres by 99 different playwrights. The Festival presents between five and seven plays each season.

Guidelines:
  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children's plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 12
  • Length maximum: 40 minutes (no minimum)
  • Settings: Simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions.
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • All submissions should be emailed in PDF format to Jeffrey@theatrethree.com
  • Scripts must be received by September 30, 2022.
Cover sheet of the play should include title, author, author's address, author's telephone number, and author's e-mail; a short synopsis is encouraged but not required. Any stage play format is acceptable. Multiple submissions should be made in the same email. In addition, a resume may be included as a separate attachment in the same email. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances (dates to be determined in winter-spring 2023), at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three's Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract and will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or 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.

Final selection of plays will be in late 2022.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Generations ~ BETC’s New Play Development Program

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Deadline:  June 15, 2022
Or when our 200-script submission cutoff is reached

In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 15, 2022

Guidelines and the submission form are below. Please read carefully before submitting.

Entry Guidelines
  • Plays must be full-length scripts (at least 70 minutes estimated run-time).
  • Eligible playwrights are parents of at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of the submission deadline. Playwrights must be U.S. residents.
  • Each playwright is limited to the submission of one script for consideration.
  • Plays must be in the English language.
  • No musicals will be accepted.
  • We will not reconsider scripts that have been submitted to the Generations competition in previous years.
  • Scripts that have been fully produced by Equity or professional companies (for 8 or more performances) or that have been published are ineligible.
  • Scripts may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of June 15, 2022.
  • We will consider scripts that have had a workshop, reading, or academic production.
  • Residency and Prize Information

The winning playwright will receive:
  • a week-long workshop residency, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
  • the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
  • a stipend for travel costs;
  • a $1000 prize; and
  • a $500 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.

The winning play will receive full consideration for production in an upcoming season. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production.

During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading. This year’s Generations residency may be held online if public health circumstances dictate but our goal is to offer an in-person residency. Specific date arrangements for the residency will be made directly with the winning playwright.
Competition Deadline

The application deadline is June 15, 2022, or when our 200-script submission cutoff is reached. Our winning playwright will be notified by Sept. 15, 2022.

The submission form will require you to submit a blind copy of your full script as a PDF file. Please do not include your name anywhere in the sample file. The biographical and demographic info you submit will not be referenced during the selection process.
Selection process

In our initial reading round, we read the first 20 pages of a script. Script excerpts nominated by two readers continue to the semi-finalist round, in which two readers read the full scripts and complete thorough reader responses. Highly regarded scripts become finalists. Our full committee reads all finalist scripts, then advises our producing artistic director in selecting the winning play.
Frequently Asked Questions

Because of the volume of submissions we receive, we do not provide feedback on submitted scripts during or after the competition. We will confirm that an initial submission has been received, and notify applicants of the competition winner.

Due to available program funding and staff capacity, we will not consider scripts from grandparents or others who are not currently custodial parents of a child 18 years of age or younger. We hope to be able to expand our program to additional generations in future years, but at this time our focus is on assisting playwrights with young families.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

All Out Arts Development Play Reading Series

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Deadline: April 24, 2023

SUBMISSION FORM

The 2022 Developmental Readings

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the curated DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS Series, a part of the 2022 Fresh Fruit Festival season. Application deadline is Sunday, April 24, 2023. 3 To 4 plays will be selected for presentation in late May through Early June 2022. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions.

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive $100 stipends toward their prep work upon reading presentation.

*New York City regional artists who have been temporarily relocated by the Coronavirus epidemic, please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

WE WILL PROVIDE:

Stipends to accepted authors, as noted.

Limited virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.

Dramaturgical advice upon request by authors for specific problems.

Technical advice on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consults based on your early virtual rehearsal. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for viewers.

A full-color program in a free PDF-file format made available online.

Area-wide advertising.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:

A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” book-reading of a NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life.

A Director AND Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical attention required).

All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and visual arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBT & Q world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We urge diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and culture.

Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights 2022

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Deadline: May 1, 2022

Six plays are chosen from the submissions to be given public readings by Barter’s company.
The playwrights are given travel, housing, and a stipend for the week.

Each play will be given 6-8 hours of rehearsal time.  The directors are instructed to direct for clarity not effect.  Our goal for the reading is that script/story/relationships are illuminated.  These readings are about getting your story out there. 

After each reading, a panel made up of three regional theatre professionals will give a few thoughts on the piece with the AFPP director moderating the discussion.  After that, we engage with the audience for their comments so that playwrights can get feedback from three separate groups: artists, panelists, and audience. 

Playwrights have found this to be a very useful step in developing their plays, as well as a nice little vacation/writer’s retreat with a chance to meet other playwrights, make new friends, and enjoy the beauty of Southwest Virginia! 

Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in a state that contains the Appalachian Mountain Range— which, for our purposes, run from New York to Alabama.)

OR

The plays must be set in the Appalachian region.

Plays must be unpublished and must not have had a full professional production.
Plays must be full length.
Plays must be submitted electronically.
Submission deadline: May 1, 2022

Please send play and a brief synopsis to: apfestival@bartertheatre.com

Friday, April 15, 2022

CALL FOR PROPOSALS New TYA Musical Commission

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Deadline: April 30, 2022
(Will be reviewed on a rolling basis)


Theater for Young Audiences at 92nd Street Y (92Y.org/MusicalTheater) is seeking to commission musical theater writing teams for their 2021-2022 season.

Theater for Young Audiences at 92nd Street Y is a series of performances and discussions centering children as theaudience. Our shows are stimulating and compelling, using storytelling as a vehicle for building empathy, and learning essential life lessons. Our shows gather around movement as a shared language, a way to meet each other through the most universally shared experience: moving.

The commission requires writing a 40-60 minute performance piece for children and their families, envisioning choreography as an essential storytelling component in the play. Pieces should contain music as a theatrical element- both Musicals and Plays with Music are eligible.

● Piece should be unwritten original TYA musicals

● Piece should be age-appropriate, for ages 4+

● Piece will be performed in our 2022-2023 season by professional performers (over 18+), Cast/Director/Choreographer/Production provided by 92Y.

● Must be ready for pre-production in July 2022

● Creators retain all rights to their material, but allow 92Y a three-year exclusive option to produce the show with royalty payments.


COMPENSATION

The creative team will receive a minimum stipend of $2000 with increases based on experience and participation in community engagement programs.

To apply, please send:

● A proposal for your musical of no more than 1000 words, including your basic premise as well as how it will incorporate the required elements of movement, where movement is the vital element, and the story is told primarily through movement (as directed by the script).

● A ten-page sample of your writing, preferably something that has been intended for a youth/family market.

● A demo recording of a previous TYA collaboration

● Bio or resume of each member of the creative team

● A statement as to why you think you are a good fit for this project

● A description of your proposed timeline.

Send materials to Attn: Megan Doyle, Artistic Director, Mdoyle@92y.org (PDF and links preferred- please do notattach large files) or 92Y Musical Theater Attn: Megan Doyle, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10128

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Exquisite Corpse Company Writer's Lab Spring 2022

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Deadline: April 20, 2022 11:59 PM

All previous ECC playwrights-in-residence got their start with us by applying to our Writer’s Lab. There is no better way to get involved with ECC if you are a playwright!

The ECC Writer’s Lab will meet every Wednesday from May 4th – June 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at the Culture Lab LIC gallery. The goal of the Lab is for each participant to generate a new one act play using ECC's unique literary devising process.

This process is led by Literary Directors Phillip Christian Smith and Blake Bishton and incorporates Culture Lab LIC’s current fine arts exhibitions. This process guides the writing and encourages participants to create work in ways they may not have on their own.

These plays, upon completion, will be presented as a part of ECC's Drinks & Drama reading series in July.

Participation is open to six writers who each receive a travel stipend of $150. ECC encourages all to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, citizenship status, sex, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

Culture Lab LIC is handicap accessible. All are welcome to apply regardless of previous writing experience.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Gulfport Community Players One-Act Play Contest

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Deadline: March 15, 2022

Established in July 2000, the Summer One-Acts is the longest-running one-act play competition in the Tampa Bay area. We accept submissions from authors who reside in the United States of America. Entries are judged anonymously on their literary content.

Running time 5 to 15 minutes maximum.

Never produced in the Tampa Bay Area

No adaptations, children's plays, or monologues.

Cast size 8 maximum. Simple staging and sets.

Family-friendly. No nudity, foul language.

You can submit up to three plays.

No entry fees.


MAILING GUIDELINES


Include a cover letter with author name, mailing address, telephone, email

Include 2 copies of play - eliminate any author info from script pages

Include the number of characters, character breakdown, a synopsis on the first page.

Only use paper clips. No staples, binders, folders

Scripts will not be returned

No email submissions

Do not visit the theater to "drop off" scripts


MAIL PLAYS TO:

Gulfport Community Players
Summer One-Acts
1619 49th Street S
Gulfport, FL 33707

Use regular US Mail. Do not send scripts by certified mail or signature required.

A stipend of $50 will be paid to the author for any one-act that we produce.

All applicants will be notified of decisions no later than April 15, 2022

Plays will be presented for July 14-24, 2022

Members of the Gulfport Community Player vote for their "favorite" playwright, director, actress, actor.

Awards presented - August 2022

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Women's Project Theater Lab Application

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Deadline: April 1, 2022 at 11:59 EDT

WP Theater is looking for early career Women+ playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the WP Lab.

The Lab provides up to fifteen artists with community, a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership skill-building, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.

If you have specific questions, please email wplab[at]wptheater.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section below. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

*When we say Women+ we mean: cis women, trans, non-binary, or gender-nonconforming people and all gender identities which have been systematically oppressed throughout history in the theater and beyond.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be a Woman+ artist living within 90 minutes of WP Theater via car or rail.
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at WP Theater up to two times each month from September 2022 to May 2023, and September 2023 to May 2024, as well as other events throughout the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons, such as previews, performances, retreats, and other special events at WP.
  • Must be available for the 2024 Pipeline Festival (March-May 2024).
  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment. Lab meetings will be a mix of in-person and virtual as needed to keep everyone safe.
  • Must have received COVID-19 vaccinations (including eligible boosters).
  • Must be aged 21 or over.
  • Must be available for either an in-person or virtual interview.

THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WILL:
  • Receive a stipend of $2,500 each year of Lab participation.
  • Participate in a semi-monthly lab meeting led by WP Artistic Staff and Lab Liaisons.
  • Participate in a semi-monthly meeting of the five artists in their concentration led by a mentor in their field.
  • Participate in events and conversations led by established artists and leaders in the field.
  • Receive complimentary tickets to WP shows, invited dress rehearsals and other special events.
  • Receive artistic support and professional development guidance from the artistic staff.
  • Participate in The Pipeline Festival, a festival of five new plays, written, directed and produced by the WP Lab, to be presented during the second year of the residency.
  • Receive access to WP’s rehearsal space at no cost, when space is not in use.

For further clarification of Requirements for Eligibility, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants must submit the following:
  • Current resume
  • One page statement that describes your artistic vision and/or approach to creative producing and the specific process behind it.
  • One short essay answer detailing why this residency is useful to you at this moment in your career.
  • One short essay answer describing what you need to move your career forward.
  • A list of 3 professional references, including title/affiliation, phone and email.
  • Playwrights:
  • In a separate PDF, the full length script most representative of your work and that you believe to be ready for production.
  • The draft should not have your name or any other identifiers.
  • The play must be at least 60 pages long, and must be a completed draft, though it need not be a final draft.

All materials will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals. Finalists will be notified about interviews in late spring of 2022. Interviews will be a mix of in-person and virtual. The 2022-2024 Lab will begin in September 2022 and conclude in May of 2024, with a summer break in between the two years.

Friday, February 18, 2022

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival 2022

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Deadline: March 1, 2022 11:59 PM EST

SUBMITTABLE SUBMISSION FORM

Blackboard Plays and Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) partner to uplift the experiences of Black Parenthood. The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival was established to tell stories from and about Black artists with families.

MISSION STATEMENT

Since 2008, Blackboard Plays has been devoted to Black Playwrights throughout the African Diaspora. Blackboard Reading Series was incubated at Nancy Manocherian's the cell in Chelsea's Manhattan as a resident series for 10 years before Blackboard made its home in The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild in 2018. Feature Readings and Community Nights are two ways that Blackboard supports the development of new work by Black Playwrights. Blackboard was founded by Garlia Cornelia Jones.

Parent Artist Advocacy League (PAAL) is a national advocacy organization serving as a resource hub, community, and solutions generator for caregivers in the performing arts and media and the institutions who support them. PAAL created the first all-gender, all-discipline national PAAL Childcare Grants for individuals and institutions. PAAL has participated internationally in think tanks, on panels, and facilitated workshops on parenting in the arts at multiple gatherings, including the national TCG conferences, BroadwayCon, Actors Equity Association, Professional Association of Canadian Theatres, and the first national conversation on caregiving in the Latinx community at the Latinx Theatre Commons Annual Convening, Miami in Motion, in 2019. PAAL commits to anti-racist roots in structure, practice, policy, principle, and production, through Vertical 50/50, centering support on BIPOC artists, and gathering resources for active anti-racism in caregiver support.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

PAAL and Blackboard established #BMPFest to showcase the creative output of Black parent playwrights. They issued an open call in October 2020 for writers who identify as Black parents or caregivers to submit up to 10 pages of work that they would develop into a one-act.


SEEKING

The Black Motherhood and Parenting New Play Festival (#BMPFest) is seeking new plays by Black Parent and caregiver playwrights for its upcoming theatre festival in the Fall of 2022.

#BMPFest is open to those that identify as Black parents and caregivers.

#BMPFest is seeking stories centering the Black parenting and caregiving experience.

This includes, but is not limited to stories from artists with family responsibilities.

PAAL and Blackboard are transgender and non-binary affirming spaces. All language referencing "mother," "parent," "dad," "caregiver," and their derivatives include and refer to any individual who identifies with them.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

March 1st, 2022 at 11:59 PM EST

SUBMISSION DETAILS

Please submit up to 10 pages MAX of a play that you would develop into a One-Act (30 - 45 minutes.)

Ten (10) Semi-Finalists will have a feature digital (zoom) reading as part of Blackboard Plays’ ‘21-22 Season.

Four (4) Finalists will develop their One-Act centering on the Black parenting and caregiving experience to premiere digitally during the Fall of 2022.
If you are chosen as one of our ten (10) semi-finalists, we will request the full script for review.
Diverse Gender representation will be prioritized in the review and selection process.
Each produced play will have digital production elements and an assigned director.

Although we ask for a sample of 10-pages, this is not a 10-minute play festival. . Video Submissions will not be accepted.

Each of the four (4) Finalists will be paid a stipend of $1,000. USD, as well as a $500. USD Caregiver Reimbursement Stipend per artist.


Monday, January 31, 2022

New Victory LabWorks 2022-23 Residency

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Deadline: February 7, 2022

Google forms application

New Victory® LabWorks is a residency for artists who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) creating original work for kids and families. We welcome and uplift all BIPOC artists, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+ and who identify as disabled. As an artistic home for artists of all disciplines, New Victory LabWorks explores, devises and reimagines what theater for families can be.

New Victory LabWorks artists each receive $15,000 as well as professional development, networking and community building. Artists also have the opportunity to hold invited rehearsals for industry professionals, fellow artists and kid and family audiences with facilitated feedback sessions.

By connecting artists with New Victory families and education partners to garner invaluable responses and feedback from kids, New Victory LabWorks invites artists to hone their craft, expand their skills, make contacts in the field, take artistic risks and make bold choices with their work.

Once all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview with members of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. From there, final applicants will be notified of their acceptance. All applicants will receive notification of final decisions. No phone calls, please.

Program Requirements:
  • Artist(s) must have a primary residence in NYC and be available to participate between August 2022 and July 2023.
  • Artist(s) must identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color.
  • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artist’s work must be intended for family audiences (Artist does not need prior experience in creating work suitable for families).
  • Artist’s project(s) must be in development, but may be at any point during development, including initial concept.
  • Pending the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions, Artist(s) must be able to attend monthly meetings in Manhattan.
  • Artist(s) must be interested in actively participating in all aspects of the New Victory LabWorks program, including professional development, monthly meetings with the 2022-23 LabWorks cohort, peer-based exchange and peer and/or audience feedback.

If you are interested, you can review the application questions and required materials before applying.

Please complete the application and include support materials via a Dropbox link.

 If you have physical materials to submit, please let us know by emailing LabWorks@New42.org.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Springville Center for the Arts Artsapalooza playwright commission


Deadline: January 31, 2022

Springville Center for the Arts (SpringvilleArts.org) is seeking to commission a playwright to create a script for a program touring the summer of 2022. Artsapalooza is a free, outdoor, multi-arts program for families with younger children. The two-hour program brings interactive art-making stations, a chance to explore drums and ukulele, theater games and more to rural audiences, culminating in a performance that incorporates giant puppets and live music.

Springville Center for the Arts is a multi-arts center located in Western New York State. Typical programming includes theater, gallery exhibits, concerts and workshops. Our main facility is an 1869 former church. Art’s Cafe is a secondary performance space, workshop, artist residency and public green roof centered around a bakery-cafe environment. 

The commission requires writing a 40-minute performance piece for children and their families that includes audience interaction, use of live music and song, and the incorporation of large scale, multi-operator puppets. 

The piece should lead to highly engaging visuals and the playwright need not avoid pathos, horror, or challenging subject matter as long as it engages young audiences. We are not interested in saccharine retellings of cute fairy tales.

THE SCRIPT
  • Assume a performing troupe size of eight or less plus musicians
  • Piece may be original or an adaptation of a public domain work
  • Piece will be performed outdoors in a mini-arts-carnival atmosphere 
  • Must be ready for pre-production in May 
  • Playwright retains all rights to the material, but allows SCA an nonexclusive option to tour the show for one season (10–15 shows) 
  • Should the play be published, credit for the development and commission must be given to SCA 

RESIDENCY OPTION
SCA believes in the power of artistic residencies for both the creation of new work and to foster community appreciation for the arts. An ideal scenario places a playwright within the community for a period of time dedicated to creating work. The community is engaged with writing workshops or during initial rehearsals while refining the work. Housing is provided in our AIA award-winning space at Art’s Cafe. Additional funding is available for artists who engage in this residency program. Local artists may commute.


COMPENSATION
The playwright will receive a minimum stipend of $2000 with increases based on experience, attendance of rehearsals or performances, participation in community engagement programs, and full residency participation.

To apply, please send SCA:
  • A proposal for your play of no more than 1000 words, but includes your basic premise as well as how it will incorporate the required elements
  • A ten-page sample of your writing, preferably something that has been intended for a youth/family market 
  • Your bio or resume 
  • A statement as to why you think you are a good fit for this project
  • A description of your proposed timeline, participation and fees 
  • If you have interest in the residency program, outline your ideal duration and possible community activities 
Send materials to Attn: Seth Wochensky, Executive Director, scaseth@gmail.com or Springville Center for the Arts, PO Box 62, Springville, NY 14141

Monday, January 3, 2022

Obsidian Theater Festival 2022

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Deadline: January 17, 2022 
(applications accepted on a rolling basis)

SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

Obsidian, produced in the city of Detroit, by Detroiters, is a celebration of Black stories that will highlight the prolific work of emerging Black voices, focusing on the vast array of diverse experiences of those within the African diaspora in America.


MISSION STATEMENT
It is the mission of the Obsidian Theatre Festival to feature the work of exciting Black voices, and illuminate the rich diversity of experiences relevant to the African diaspora in America.


PURPOSE STATEMENT
We will entertain, educate and provoke the thoughtful consideration of a broad theatrical audience, while normalizing the panoply of Black American culture.


SEEKING
The OBSIDIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL is seeking new plays by Black playwrights for its upcoming theatre festival: June 22-26, 2022.


SUBMISSION DETAILS
Please submit a play no shorter than 30 minutes.

Although we ask for a sample of 10-pages, this is not a 10-minute play festival. The rest of the play will be requested when the semi-finalists are announced.

Video Submissions will not be accepted.


LOCATION
Produced for live audiences and filmed in Detroit.


COMPENSATION
Selected playwrights will be paid a stipend of $250USD

Selected content will be staged, rehearsed, produced, filmed, and made available for viewing as part of a four day festival, June 22 - 26, 2022. Pieces will be presented for live theatre audiences, and as filmed stage productions.


FAQ

Question: Do you have to live in Detroit to participate / submit your play?
No

Question: What if my play has already had a reading or what if it has been produced somewhere else. Can I still submit it?

While we encourage new work we also support the developmental process. If your piece is in development, has had a reading, or been produced at smaller theatres then send it along.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

5th Annual TASN Short Play Festival

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THEY HAVE MET THEIR 240 PLAY LIMIT - DO NOT SUBMIT

Deadline: February 1, 2022
(or until 240 plays have been received)

The Actors Studio of Newburyport, MA (TASN) is dedicated to New Play Development and will be holding its Fifth Annual Short Play Festival outdoors and over two weekends, August, 2022.

Our submission window opens on January 1, 2022 and closes on February 1, 2022, or until 240 plays have been received, whichever occurs first.

Length: 5-15 minutes. Send us your best. There is no theme and there are no restrictions on content. Workshops, readings, and several previous productions are A-OK.

Limit: One play per playwright. There is no fee to submit and each of our six winning

Playwrights will receive a $50.00 stipend.

As we enter 2022, it’s likely that we’ll be on the outdoor-boards in August, producing and performing live theater in front of our wonderful audiences. But there’s a small chance that live theater will fall victim to variants and that we switch to a virtual offering. Either way, this show will go on.

So, your play should be meant for the stage AND be easily adaptable to the Zoom format. A play with 10 characters, elaborate settings, and a lot of props, isn’t going to work. A play with five or less characters with simple technical requirements probably will.

Email: tasnshortplayfest@gmail.com

Please submit a PDF version of your script (PDF’s only please, no exceptions) which includes all of your contact information. No Bios please. We’d like the work to speak for itself.

TASN is a 501c3 non-profit and your tax deductible donations are used to help defray the cost of producing our Festival which is dedicated solely to supporting and producing New Work. If you’d like to make a donation, checks made payable to: The Actors Studio of Newburyport, can be mailed to: The Tannery Mill #1, Suite 5, Newburyport, MA 01950. Also, donations may be made via this PayPal link.

Our judges will participate in multiple rounds of readings and after 24 semi-finalists are chosen, we will hold our All-Day Selection Sunday Extravaganza, putting all semi-finalists on their feet. The six winners will be announced in June, 2022, with the top-scoring play receiving the coveted Clopton Prize.

This Festival is sponsored by our Weekend Writers Workshop whose playwrights have been produced at more than 250 venues around the country.

Good luck and see you at the show!

Like us on Facebook or go to https://www.newburyportacting.org/ for more information.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellowship

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Deadline: November 18, 2021

The Many Voices Fellowship is intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to spending a year in residence in Minnesota developing their work with the Playwrights' Center in community with other fellows. The fellowship is additionally supported by a professional theater artist mentor. Past mentors include Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Christina Ham, Daniel Alexander Jones, and Mark Valdez.

Many Voices Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend and $3,000 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota (July 1, 20-June 30, 2023), working in an individualized and hands-on way with the Playwrights' Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country. Beyond the financial stipend, the fellowship includes year-long support through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors and through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, connections with other artists, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights.

Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the U.S. during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than one play fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume) Fellows commit to spending the fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Housing and travel are not provided. Playwrights may not receive more than two Many Voices Fellowships. A previous Many Voices Fellow applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the previous successful application. Recipients may not receive other Playwrights' Center fellowships during the year.

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form

(including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume

Please mark clearly which productions (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least ten public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume.)

-1 page Artistic Statement and Goals

This is a one-page artistic statement and description of your goals for the fellowship year. While contextualizing your current artistic life, please describe your artistic goals for the fellowship year. The fellowship offers time to write and develop work with professional collaborators—and the opportunity to utilize the many and varied resources of the Playwrights' Center, including career support, connections with artistic leaders, and teaching and community engagement. In what specific ways would this fellowship impact your artistic growth? How prepared are you to fully take advantage of this opportunity? This statement, along with your script, should help provide insight into your vision as a theater maker.

-Full-length play script

A full-length play generally runs at least 45 minutes. If you are hoping to submit a script that is shorter than 45 minutes in length, please contact Julia at juliab@pwcenter.org to discuss. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no co-written submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may be submitted by the book writer only. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting.

-Two letters of recommendation

Please request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright. Letters must be received by the application deadline: November 18, 2021. You will be sending a request through the application portal below.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Monday, November 1, 2021

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

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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.

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 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.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

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

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Deadline:  September 24, 2021, 5 p.m. EDT

Notification: March 2022
Award Period: September 6, 2022–May 26, 2023
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 seeks diversity in ethnicity, age, gender, field, and type of project. 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 24, 2021.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

College of Saint Mary seeks one-act plays

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Deadline: September 13, 2021

College of Saint Mary is accepting one act play submissions for the New Works Initiative.

The selected script will be published in the 2022 edition of The Saint Mary’s Review. The playwright of the selected script will receive a $250 guest lecture stipend and will join the cast via Zoom for table work. The winning script will receive a staged reading in Spring of 2022. The staged reading will be performed live and also recorded for digital release.

Spring 2022 – College of Saint Mary – One Act Play Theme:

The College of Saint Mary seeks one act plays with an emphasis on code switching. Code switching is a broad term, please feel free to approach the topic as you see fit. We are particularly interested in scripts that incorporate more than one language, with an emphasis on the inclusion of Spanish. Scripts may address any theme as long as code switching is utilized.

Guidelines for Submission:
  • For full consideration, one act scripts must be submitted before Sunday, September 13, 2021
  • Only one script per playwright will be accepted.
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM Mission.
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this year’s Call for Plays (Code Switching.)

Formatting:
  • The script must provide a character breakdown.
  • The script must provide a brief description of the setting.
  • The script must be unpublished.
  • The script must not have previously received a fully-mounted production.

Script Parameters:

To best serve College of Saint Mary’s entirely female undergraduate population, we are seeking scripts that can be produced with an all-female cast.

Only one-act plays are being accepted.

Estimated production run time should be 90 minutes or less.

Selection:
  • Submissions will be vetted by a small committee of CSM faculty, students, and staff.
  • The winner will be announced in Fall 2021.

How and Where to Submit:

• Script and Title Page must be submitted to: sklocke@csm.edu 
  • Subject Line (New Works Initiative)
  • No other forms of submission will be accepted.

Script:
  • Must be in 1 File
  • Must include: Play title, cast list, and setting description
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the CSM Mission.
  • Submission must include a 100-300 word description of how the script aligns with the theme of this year’s Call for Plays (Code Switching.)

• Title Page:

o Must include: Name, Address, Email, and Phone Number


Please forward all questions to:

Sarah Klocke, MFA
Associate Professor
Program Director for Theatre and Communication College of Saint Mary
7000 Marcy Rd / Omaha, NE 68106

sklocke@csm.edu

Office Phone: 402-399-2619

Saturday, August 21, 2021

New Visions seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: September 1, 2021

New York Classical Theatre, an AEA, Off-Broadway Theatre, is expanding its repertoire beyond the classics and launching its first-ever new play competition: New Visions.

The vision statement of NY Classical affirms that we “believe that everyone—regardless of social, economic, or educational background—should have the opportunity to enjoy live professional theatre together as a community.”

We recognize that the historic theatrical canon from which American theatre derives its “classics” has a long history of violence, oppression, and erasure of bodies, identities, and voices that are not white, not male, not cis-gendered, not heteronormative, and/or are not able-bodied.

In an effort to expand our mission to address this erasure, NY Classical is embarking on a three-year initiative to develop two new, original plays for production in our 2024 and 2025 seasons. We are seeking plays that explore new ways of viewing the “classics,” expand our ideas of what “classics” can be, and challenge the power structures that undergird the notion of “classics.”
These New Visions can include, but are not limited to…

Adaptation/Translation. Examples include: Cherrie Moraga’s The Hungry Woman and Herbert Siguenza’s El Henry.

Response/Subversion. Examples include: Branden Jacobs Jenkins’s An Octoroon and Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Prequel/Sequel. Examples include: Lucas Hnath’s A Doll’s House, Part 2

Plays that engage with history and bring forgotten events to life. Examples include: John Guare’s A Free Man of Color and August Wilson’s Gem of the Ocean

Plays that engage with written stories beyond the stage, including novels, poems and poetry collections, and journals that exists in the public domain. Examples include: Kate Hamill’s Pride and Prejudice and Kristin Laurence’s Little Women

Plays that derive from oral histories, rituals, and other forms of creating, knowing, remembering, and documenting the world beyond the written word. Examples include: Ondinnok’s Rabinal Achi and SPAC’s Tenshu Monogatari.
For Phase One of New Visions, we will select 8 quarter-finalist plays.

During 2022, each selected playwright will receive:

An invitation-only studio reading by a professional director and professional actors

A conversation with our Literary Director to discuss the play and determine how to structure feedback to best serve the playwright’s goals

Targeted feedback from our invited audience of the theatre’s board, staff, and community members.

A $200 stipend

A script review by our Literary Director following the reading and revisions by the playwright.

For Phase Two, based on feedback from the invited audience, the development of the work, and the opinions of our Literary and Artistic Directors, at least four of the eight plays from Phase One will be invited to continue developing their work with NY Classical. 

During 2023, each continuing playwright will receive:

A full, public staged reading under Equity’s 29 hour reading guidelines.

Continuing conversations with our Literary Director to further develop the play.

A $300 stipend

For Phase Three, 2 of the plays from Phase Two will be selected to receive in 2024:

A one-week development workshop of their play with plans for a full production in our 2024 and/or 2025 seasons. This workshop will include a professional director and dramaturg chosen in conversation with the playwright.

Round-trip airfare and housing for the workshop.

A $70 per diem.

A $500 stipend.


We invite and encourage playwrights of all backgrounds, experience, and training to apply.

***We are especially interested in plays that engage histories and traditions from outside the European canon.*** 

***We are especially interested in works that challenge and contest the classical canon.*** 

Eligibility Requirements:

USA Based Playwrights Only.

Play must be primarily in English. Bilingual plays, including ASL, are encouraged.

Only plays that have not had a professional production are eligible. Scripts that have had readings, workshops, and university productions are welcome.

Plays must have an estimated run time between 70 and 150 minutes.

Plays must include a minimum of 50% characters from historically excluded groups.

We are not looking to commission a new play. We are looking to develop existing original works.

We are not accepting musicals at this time. However, plays with music are okay.

Please submit the following as one .pdf titled “LAST NAME – TITLE OF PLAY” to literary@nyclassical.org:


Your name

A 100-200 word synopsis of the play

A character breakdown that describes the minimum 50% characters that are from historically excluded groups as defined in the opening paragraphs of this call.

A brief statement (as short as one sentence) of how this play is in conversation with an idea of “classics”

The first ten pages of dialogue from the play you would like considered.

Please put “New Visions - Submissions - (your last name)” in the subject line

Please do not send complete scripts unless requested.

Submissions close September 1, 2021.

We contact shortlisted playwrights for complete scripts by November 8, 2021.

The eight Quarter-Finalists will be notified by January 15, 2022.

We look forward to reading your work.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

A-TIPICO 2: LATINX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL

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Deadline: July 20, 2021
(Please note that Teatro Chelsea will only be accepting the first 100 submissions)

Chelsea Massachusetts

Teatro Chelsea is now taking submissions for the Second A-Tipico Latinx New Play Festival, taking place October 20–23, 2021 in-person at the Chelsea Theatre Works Blackbox.

Teatro Chelsea is soliciting submissions of plays by Latinx playwrights for their A-Tipico New Play Festival. We encourage local, national and international artists to submit full-length plays during our open submission process. 

A-Típico was born out of a desire to see a more diverse set of stories told about our Latinx communities. It is a place to foster Latinx playwrights and spotlight those stories that so often go untold. In this upcoming iteration of the festival we want to highlight a variety of plays, including stories about and by Afro-Latines, indigenous Latines, and queer Latines. 

Following the submission process, Teatro Chelsea will select four plays to receive staged readings in the festival. Three of the selected plays will be presented in-person at the Chelsea Theatreworks Blackbox and one play will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Their selection will be vetted by Teatro Chelsea’s creative team and the final scripts will be considered for a full production in the Spring 2022 or 2023 season.

If selected, this opportunity will pay a stipend of $250.

Qualifications

The works submitted must meet the following criteria:

--The playwright must be 18 years of age.

--The play must not have had a professional production, or be scheduled to have a professional production, prior to June 1, 2022. A professional production means a fully staged production with a full rehearsal process and all of the theatrical elements traditionally expected are present.

--We are seeking to develop plays of all shapes and sizes; however, we are prioritizing full-length plays. One acts, Solo pieces, theatre for young audience pieces will still be accepted and put under consideration.

--We accept both original and adapted works, provided that the rights to any material not in the public domain have been granted.

--Playwrights interested in submitting a play for consideration in the A-Tipico Festival should send the following to Teatro Chelsea between June 15, 2021 – July 20, 2021. Email submissions should be sent to: tc@teatrochelsea.com

A-Tipico New Play Festival Submission

In your submission please provide the following:

--Your contact information – First/Last Name, Email, Phone Number

--Title of the play

--Character breakdown and description

--Time and place of the play

--A short one-paragraph synopsis of the play

--A PDF of your play.

Selection Process

--We will solicit the help of volunteer readers to read the submitted scripts. These readers may include but are not limited to the following: Teatro Chelsea’s Artistic Team, actors in previous Teatro productions, industry playwrights, local Chelsea arts advocates and other industry professionals.

--There will be one round of reading for outside readers and each reader will read between 5 and 10 scripts. There will be a second round of reading of a short listed selection of submissions. A final third round of reading will be done by Teatro’s Artistic Team in order to select the finalists from a short-list of scripts that have been evaluated in rounds one and two of reading.

--The reading of scripts will take place over a one month period and the four scripts will be chosen no later than the end of August 2021.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Summer BIPOC Reading Festival seeks new work

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The Summer BIPOC Reading Festival (Staged Summer Festival) is an official program of Facility Theatre, located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, IL. Facility is dedicated to centering equity, diversity, inclusion, and access in all of our work. This program kicks off a series of ongoing events uplifting BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) artists. The inaugural festival will feature 6 readings from diverse playwrights taking place throughout the summer months. 

Note: During 2021, the readings will take place on zoom until it is deemed safe to have them at Facility’s space.

Readings are an essential part of the play development process. We are proud to offer the Staged Summer Festival as a creative lab for emerging and established playwrights. Conveniently located in our brand new space, our reading series provides a home for writers to hear their new work read aloud.

The festival will take place in Humboldt Park during August 6, 7, 8 and August 13, 14, and 15. Playwrights will have their reading on one of the days and will be offered a $250 stipend for participation.

Are you a BIPOC Playwright interested in developing your work and having your play read out loud by professional actors? Fill out the form below and submit your play for consideration. We are always looking for new artists to work with. If your play is selected for the summer curation, we will be in touch for more information. We do not have any specific genre or topical requirements for our plays. They can be short, long, small cast, big cast, written for today, or written in pastiche. We are interested in all submissions and look forward to reading yours!

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