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Friday, June 7, 2019

Questor's Student Playwriting Competition

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As part of our 90th birthday celebrations, The Questors Theatre is seeking submissions for our student playwriting competition 2019.

Do you have ideas whizzing around your head that you’d love to put to pen and paper? Are you itching to see your stories come to life? Or perhaps you’ve already written a promising play that you haven’t shown anyone yet? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for talented writers to enter our competition to be in with the chance of seeing your work be developed from the page to the stage.

Eligibility
•    You must be a current student at university
•    Plays must be in primarily in English
•    Adaptations must only be of out of copyright work
•    Plays must not have been commercially published
•    Plays must not have been professionally produced
•    Plays can have had one amateur production staged previously
•    Plays must be full length - not one act plays
•    Collaborated entries are allowed

How do I enter?
•    Plays must be submitted in PDF or Word format by email
•    Email to: submissions@questors.org.uk
•    Your subject line must be: ‘Script submission by (your name)’
•    The front page of the script must display your name, course, home and university contact details, and cast list.
•    Maximum of three submissions each

Deadline
The deadline for all submissions is 31 July 2019

Prizes
First prize
•    £2,000
•    A performance of your play staged at The Questors Studio in spring 2020
Second prize
•    £750

Judging panel to include:
•    Oliver Ford Davies (playwright, producer and actor)
•    Tamara von Werthern (Nick Hern books)
•    Carl Grose (Deputy Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre)

Patron:
Dame Judi Dench

Friday, May 11, 2018

The Monologue Project at the Dramatists Guild 2018 National Conference

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The Monologue Project aims to increase the number of audition-length monologues available to women and girls of the African Diaspora. All current public high school students are invited to submit an original 250 word fictional, historical, or autobiographical monologue depicting a woman or girl belonging to the African diaspora.

Prizes
$300 First Prize
$200 Second Prize
$100 Third Prize

10 finalists will have their monologues performed at the Dramatists Guild of America in June 2018.
50 participants will be invited to attend the Dramatists Guild of America National Conference in New York in July 2018.

The Monologue Project at the Dramatists Guild 2018 National Conference
Hilton Midtown, New York, NY 10019
Friday, July 27, 2018 – 7pm

SUBMIT HERE by JUNE 8, 2018

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2018

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The UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting the African-American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms are not allowed.

Prize:

A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright.

A staged reading of the winning script on May 12th, 2018, in the Wagner New Play Festival attended by national theatre professionals.

Travel and housing cost to and from UC San Diego to be present for the performance.


Adjudication:

Finalists and the eventual winners will be selected by a team comprised of the faculty and staff of UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance and invited judges from other theatre facilities, the professional theatre, local media or the UCSD student body.

The decision of the team of adjudicators is final. The UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance reserves the right to select no winner.


Guidelines:

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically.

Scripts will be accepted beginning January 1st, 2018.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 13th, 2018. 

The winner will be announced by April 27th, 2018.

Please include with your submission your contact details (name, college email, address, and phone number), play title, number of characters, institutional affiliation, and a one-page story summary.


Submissions:

All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2018

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The UC San Diego’s Department of Theatre and Dance seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting the African-American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms are not allowed.

Prize:

A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright.

A staged reading of the winning script on May 12th, 2018, in the Wagner New Play Festival attended by national theatre professionals.

Travel and housing cost to and from UC San Diego to be present for the performance.

Adjudication:

Finalists and the eventual winners will be selected by a team comprised of the faculty and staff of UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance and invited judges from other theatre facilities, the professional theatre, local media or the UCSD student body.

The decision of the team of adjudicators is final. The UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance reserves the right to select no winner.


Guidelines:

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically.

Deadline for entry Friday, April 13th, 2018. 

The winner will be announced by April 27th, 2018.

Please include with your submission your contact details (name, college email, address, and phone number), play title, number of characters, institutional affiliation, and a one-page story summary.


Submissions:

All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition 2017

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The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition at UC San Diego, now in its tenth year, awards $1000 to a winning undergraduate author along with travel and lodging to participate in a staged reading of their play.

The University of California San Diego's Theatre and Dance Department seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of scripts highlighting African American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms not allowed.

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have had staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. You must also include your contact information (name, college email, and address); play title, number of characters, institution affiliation and a one page story summary.

Deadline for entry is 4/21/2016
Submissions:
All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Act One: One Act Festival January 9th - 28th

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The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 is now accepting submissions for the 2017 festival. 

Deadline for submissions is December 9th and acceptances will be awarded from now until December 12th, i.e.: We will be reading plays as they come in and notifying before the deadline passes. Early submission advised.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 is a self-producing competition style one-act play festival. The plays are divided into three different programs. Each program will run six times with four of those performances being evening performances. The Audience will vote for best plays so if all of your friends come you will be sure to make the finals!

The top six nominated plays will compete on January 28th at 7:30pm for Best Actor, Best Actress, Director and Best Play. Best Actor wins $50, Actress $50, Director $50 and Best Play $100. We also intend to invite the finalists to have their play published in a short play anthology. This would be a non-exclusive deal, which doesn’t prevent the author from pursuing a deal with Samuel French for example and is not mandatory.

All types of short play are considered, but please remember to keep the staging simple with minimal set and props. We will be using the theatres standard lighting plot and will provide you with a light and soundboard operator. In addition we will offer free 2-hour rehearsal space to each show from Jan. 3rd - 13th, which is subject to availability and on a first come first served.

We are ideally looking for plays that are 10 – 20 minutes in length.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2017 plans to run a rotating schedule of performances beginning Thursday, Jan. 12th through Saturday Jan. 28th. Each Play is responsible for providing their Director and Actors for their production.

Break a leg! Equity Showcases permitted but acts will obtain their own code; The Secret Theatre will provide Equity compliant Insurance to the productions.


Scripts may be submitted to: https://form.jotform.com/63181466382964

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition

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The Dr. Floyd Gaffney Playwriting Competition is part of the Wagner New Play Festival at UC San Diego, sponsored by the Division of Arts and Humanities. The Gaffney Prize, now in its tenth year, awards $1000 to a winning undergraduate author along with travel and lodging to participate in the play’s staged reading as part of the Wagner New Play Festival.

The University of California San Diego's Theatre and Dance Department seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of scripts highlighting African American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms not allowed.

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Plays which have had staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically. You must also include your contact information (name, college email, and address); play title, number of characters, institution affiliation and a one page story summary.

Deadline for entry is 3/11/2016
Submissions:
All scripts must be submitted by email to playwritingcompetition@ucsd.edu.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Contest 2015

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Submission Guidelines

The Women &Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education invites submissions from female playwrights for the annual Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award.

The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award recognizes plays & performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective & contain significant opportunities for female performers. Like the Jane Chambers Award for professional playwrights, this annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, & The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre.

This competition is open to both graduate & undergraduate students; entrants do not have to be registered in a theatre or drama program to submit. The Jane Chambers Award for emergent playwrights encourages diversity of style & content. All forms of drama are accepted, including solo performance work. Excerpts from the winning play will be read at the annual Women and Theatre Program pre-conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, 2010 prior to the American Theatre in Higher Education Conference (ATHE). A professional playwright will offer feedback in a post-reading discussion with the audience.

Student winner will receive a $150 cash prize & a year's membership in Women & Theatre.

To enter, please send three copies of a typed script, application form, resume, and a brief description of the piece.

Please, only one submission per applicant and no email submissions.

Mail submission to:


Carrie Winship
1806 Parklawn Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

carriewinship@mizzou.edu

All entries MUST be received by March 1, 2015.

The Women & Theatre Program will announce the winner by June 30, 2015.

For more information email

carriewinship@mail.missouri.edu

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Contest 2014

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Submission Guidelines

The Women & Theatre Program of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education invites submissions from female playwrights for the annual
Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award.

The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award recognizes plays & performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective & contain significant opportunities for female performers.  Like the Jane Chambers Award for professional playwrights, this annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, & The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre.

This competition is open to both graduate & undergraduate students; entrants do not have to be registered in a theatre or drama program to submit. The Jane Chambers Award for emergent playwrights encourages diversity of style & content. All forms of drama are accepted, including solo performance work.  Excerpts from the winning play will be read at the annual Women and Theatre Program pre-conference, which will be held in Los Angeles, California, 2010 prior to the American Theatre in Higher Education Conference (ATHE). A professional playwright will offer feedback in a post-reading discussion with the audience.

Student winner will receive a $150 cash prize & a year's membership in Women & Theatre.

To enter, please send three copies of a typed script, application form, resume, and a brief description of the piece.

Deadline is March 1, 2014

Please, only one submission per applicant and no email submissions.

Mail submission to:
Carrie Winship
1806 Parklawn Drive
Columbia, MO 65202

Saturday, February 8, 2014

2014 Flying Muskrat Theater Company playwright contest - students only

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Submit a play to the 2014 FMTC playwright contest, and you could see it produced in August! Be a part of bringing your original work to life on stage! We are accepting One-Act plays anywhere from 9-100 pages, and are taking submissions until February 15th.

Last year, our winning playwright received 5- star write ups from the D.C. area press- so get those plays in, and see what lies ahead for you!

Guidelines & Frequently Asked Questions

  • Must be between 9-100 pages in length, and in One Act (no intermission).
  • Must be an original piece (not performed with any other institution, and your own work)
  • Community appropriate
  • Written by a current student (6th-undergrad) 
  • Minimal spelling and grammar errors
  • Follows (or very close to following) the correct format (see below).
  • Must have a cover sheet attached with the playwright's name and the title of the play. A character description sheet must be included, as well as a brief "story of the play."
  • No more than two submissions per playwright
  • Include contact info (name, cell phone number, email) so we can contact you if you win!
  • You must submit by February 15 at 11:59 pm. No exceptions. 

The rubric we'll be judging on is here- as is a link to our official rules.
And here's an example of a play in the preferred format- a scene from an original piece we produced in 2012.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my play?
You can click the above 'Submit your play!" button, or email contest@flyingmuskrats.org. 
If selected, when would my play be performed? When would rehearsals/ auditions be? Would i get to be a part of that process?
 Yes! You would. That's one of the great things about this contest- the playwright is involved throughout the production if they're selected. The plays would be performed on August 7,8, and 9, and the production process would start in Mid-March.
Can i submit my play to other contests?
Certainly. Our only stipulation is that FMTC must be the first place the work you submit is performed. 
Is there a cash prize?
No, but we feel that seeing you work performed for a live audience is worth much more than a cash prize ever would be. 
How many plays are selected? How are they selected?
We'll select anywhere from 1-6 winners, depending on quality and quantity of submissions, and length of winning plays. Two full-lengths would be too many, but four ten minute one acts would be much too short. We have a panel reading through all plays, and they will provide each playwright with feedback in writing, regardless of selection for performance. 
Can my submission be a musical?
Yes! Remember, however, FMTC is on a tight budget. Nothing too extravagant without some serious concessions by the playwright will be able to be performed. 
Do my cover sheet, character description sheet, and 'Story of the play' count on my 9-100 page limit?
No. We're looking for 9-100 pages of dialogue. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Plays by college students on the African American experience wanted

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The University of California San Diego’s Theatre and Dance Department seeks from all enrolled undergraduate students submissions of previously unproduced, unpublished scripts highlighting African American experience in contemporary or historical terms. Adaptations from books and other forms not allowed.

Scripts must be original, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions.

Plays which have had staged readings are acceptable.

Scripts must be 50 pages or longer, typed. Manuscripts must be submitted electronically (see below). You must also include your contact information (name, email, and address); play title, number of characters, institution affiliation, and a one page story summary:

Submitting Your Script Electronically
To submit a script electronically, click HERE and fill out the application in full.
Be sure to attach your script and a one-page document that contains a the following:

  • The name of your college or university
  • Your year of expected graduation
  • A summary of the story
  • All documents submitted electronically must be in PDF format and must be less than 2 MB in size.

Scripts will be accepted beginning with a postmark of 10/14/13.
Deadline for entry is a postmark entry of 1/31/14. 
The winner will be announced no later than 2/28/14.

Please include a one-page summary synopsis.

PRIZE
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright.

A stage reading, April 19, 2014, of the winning script in the
Wagner New Play Festival. This festival is attended by students,
local patrons, and twelve national theatre professionals.

Travel and housing costs to and from UC San Diego to be present for the performance.

ADJUDICATION
Finalists and the eventual winners will be selected by a team comprised of the faculty and artists of UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance and invited judges from other professional theatres.

The decision of the team of adjudicators is final.

The UCSD Department of Theatre and Dance reserves the right to select no winner.

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