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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Women's Playwrights Circle @ Speranza

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Deadline: August 10, 2021
Or when we've received 100 applications

SUBMISSION FORM

This is the application form for the NJ Women's Playwrights Circle (September 2021 to August 2022). All women-identified playwrights who reside in New Jersey, NYC, NY, Connecticut or Pennsylvania are welcome to apply. To be explicit, BIPOC, trans, cis and gender fluid women and those who identify on the spectrum of woman are welcome to apply.

The first 100 applications will be considered for a spot in this year's Circle. Out of those who apply, 10-12 playwrights will be chosen to participate. Participation consists of attending 36 mandatory weekly (mostly) meetings to share pages, receive feedback and to develop their work. The summer session will focus on readings of full-lengths that may/may not be open to the public, depending on the determination of the playwright and the program's director. After this year's 36-session year, participants will step down to make room for new cohort for the September 2022 to May 2023 season.

The deadline to apply is August 10, 2021 or when we've received 100 applications.

There is no fee to apply and no fee to participate.

Depending on the geography of the group, we will either meet on Zoom, in person or in some combination of the two.

Any questions about the Circle or about this application process should be directed to Pandora Scooter, Founder/Director at pandorascooter@gmail.com.

Every effort will be made to create as diverse a group of writers (based on race, gender identity, class, ability, background, education, etc) as possible. Please be sure to be particularly specific about all the ways in which you identify, to help us with this very important goal.

Speranza Theatre Company's mission is to create thought-provoking collaborative theatre centered on women’s issues, providing an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through challenging and entertaining theatre based in honesty and truth.

Speranza Theatre Company is a non-profit women's theatre company and member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance. Founded to provide an opportunity for artists, particularly females, to share their voices through entertaining and challenging theatre, Speranza presents professional theatrical performances, free readings of new works, and educational programming. https://www.speranzatheatrecompany.com/about

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

The Theater J Patty Abramson Prize

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Deadline: May 31, 2021

PLAYWRIGHT ELIGIBILITY
  • The playwright identifies as a woman, inclusive of cis and trans women.
  • The playwright has not had more than two productions at LORT or off-Broadway theaters, including different productions of the same play. The playwright may have been produced at other professional or nonprofessional theaters.
    • We define “production” as one in which actors were off-book and the play was open to be reviewed.
  • The playwright is a citizen or resident of the United States.
  • We welcome writers of all faiths, cultures, backgrounds, and racial and ethnic identities.

PLAY ELIGIBILITY
  • The play celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience.
  • We encourage plays which authentically represent characters and experiences of racially and ethnically diverse Jews, as well as explore the historic and present-day intersections of white Jews and Black, Indigenous, and Peoples of Color.
  • The play is unproduced at the time of submission; plays with currently scheduled future productions are still eligible.
  • The play is a complete, full-length work for the stage.
  • The play is in English, either in composition or translation.
  • Adaptations must diverge substantially from any copyrighted source material.
  • Musicals, plays with music, short plays, and plays for young audiences are not eligible.

PLAYWRIGHT SELF-SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
  • Submissions are accepted online at https://forms.gle/pHyMuxzB5KVmBMmg9
  • All materials must be electronic files; either Adobe Reader (.pdf) file formats or Microsoft Word (.doc).
  • Submission must include a resume demonstrating eligibility for the Abramson Prize.
  • Highlight any LORT or off-Broadway productions of your plays, including different productions of the same play.
  • Please confirm in the submission that the play you are submitting has not yet had any professional productions (currently scheduled future productions are still eligible).
  • Submission must include the following information:
    • Playwright’s name, pronouns if comfortable including, and contact information
    • The title and a synopsis of the full play
    • A 10-page excerpt of the play that includes your name, contact information, and the title of the script.
  • Developmental workshops or public readings, national tours, international productions, or nonprofessional theaters do not determine eligibility.
The Theater J Patty Abramson Prize

▪ Please do not send full scripts. We will contact you if we would like to read more.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Fifth Avenue Theatre FIRST DRAFT: RAISE YOUR VOICE

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Deadline: April 1, 2021

SUBMISSION FORM

Our flagship new musical development program, First Draft: Raise Your Voice was created with three goals in mind: foster new musicals by writers from populations that have been left out of the musical theater canon; encourage and support brand new stories from authentic perspectives; and introduce new, creative voices to theater professionals and producers to amplify their work so that it is seen, heard, and developed by the greater musical theater community.

First Draft is a commissioning program designed to support new musical theater writers through the completion of a first draft of a brand-new musical. Across an 18-month cycle, writers will receive financial, artistic, dramaturgical, travel, and production support as they complete this first draft and will have the opportunity to hear their words spoken and songs sung at preliminary readings. We encourage everyone interested to apply—previous experience writing musical theater is not required. This program is committed to supporting writers on both a local and national scale.

Now Accepting Submissions for First Draft 2021/22!

We will be accepting submissions until April 1, 2021. Interviews will take place in April and selection will be completed by May 7, 2021.

This year, we plan to commission five projects.

WHO SHOULD APPLY

This cycle of First Draft will solicit submissions from the following:
  • BIPOC writers of all gender identities
  • Women writers
  • Transgender writers
  • Gender non-conforming writers
  • Non-binary writers
Writing teams should be made up of a composer, lyricist, and book writer. Teams can be 1-3 people, acknowledging that some writers will take on more than one job. Your team should be assembled and committed at the time of submission.

If you have questions, please contact Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Thorgalsen at nwsubs@5thavenue.org.

THE COMMISSION INCLUDES
  • $15,000 commission fee for the team
  • A week-long Story Summit with support to outline your show
  • One retreat
  • One residency ending in a table read
  • One 29-hour reading in either New York, Chicago, LA or Seattle (This reading will give your team 29 hours in a 5-day period for a cast to learn your material and present it as a complete first draft.)
  • For the official activities listed above, writers will be compensated in addition to the commission
  • Dramaturgical support throughout (Dramaturges of your choice will provide feedback on story structure, character development, historical context, etc.)
This work will take place over an 18-month period with the goal of completing a first draft of your new musical

Additionally, Theatre Latte Da in Minneapolis has committed to presenting a show from First Draft in a future NEXT Festival, which offers 50 hours of workshop and two public presentations to selected projects.


APPLICANTS MUST INCLUDE
A 1-paragraph to one-page description of your idea for a new musical that has yet to be written
A bio for each contributing writer that outlines your previous creative experience
A team statement that describes your interest in storytelling and your passion for your work

Submissions will be reviewed by a diverse panel of external theater professionals who will advise The 5th Avenue Theatre on selection. Ten teams will be selected to participate in an interview and five teams will be selected for a commission.


SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Click the button to begin your submission. Teams need only submit under a single application.

We will be accepting submissions until April 1, 2021. Interviews will take place in April and selection will be completed by May 7, 2021.

SUBMIT

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre: The Ladies of Castile

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Deadline: March 12, 2021

Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre is seeking to commission a playwright to adapt a verse play by a forgotten woman writer from history. The commissioning award is $1,000; more details below.

Company Mission:
Founded in 2012, Hedgepig Ensemble Theatre elevates the voices of women (cis, trans, non-binary) by reimagining the classics. (www.hedgepigensemble.org)

As part of Hedgepig’s Expand the Canon (www.expandthecanon.com) effort, we are commissioning an adaptation loosely based on Mercy Otis Warren’s verse drama, The Ladies of Castile. This play grapples with revolution, women’s roles in the status quo, and a country divided.

We are especially interested in proposals from playwrights that identify as Global Majority (does not identify as "white") women or non-binary playwrights. Playwrights must be 18+ and based in the New York City Metro Area. The ideal candidate has experience working from historical source material, comfort in a devising setting, and interest in both prose and verse writing.

This project is part of an effort to increase the visibility of classics by women, champion contemporary women writers, and increase the number of producible plays by women based on the classics.

Details:
You can visit this site for a sample of the source material play: http://bit.ly/LadiesofCastile

The playwright will be supported in a brief devising process with Hedgepig’s ensemble of actors, a director and a dramaturg. The process will culminate in a work-in-progress public reading in the fall of 2021 with the hopes of moving to full production in 2022 (with additional stipend).

Timeline:
The project would span March - September 2021, including research, development, and devising work. A public reading of the script will be part of the Expand the Canon Festival in September.

Submit:
To submit, please send a resume, 10-page writing sample, and a cover letter addressing your interest in adaptation and experience in a devising setting to info@hedgepigensemble.org with the subject line: Playwright Submission / Ladies of Castile. Submissions accepted until March 12, 2021.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Athena Project Plays In Progress (PIP) Series

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Deadline: April 15, 2021 11:59 PM MDT
or sooner if we reach 315 submissions

PIP Series: June 2022

Athena Project’s Plays In Progress (PIP) Series exists to develop new theatrical works by women* playwrights.

Selected playwrights work in consultation with a dramaturg, director, and cast to see their works performed at various levels, from table reads to staged performances, and receive audience feedback from post-presentation discussions. The Series also includes networking events for participating playwrights. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 series have adapted to online formats. We plan to resume live, in-person performances in 2022.

Submissions are accepted March 1-April 15, 2021. Three to five new plays will be selected through an anonymous adjudication process and winners will be announced by October. The selected plays will receive a dramaturg, director, and cast for presentation as part of the 2022 PIP Series, held the first week of June in Denver, CO. Presentations will take the form of table reads, concert readings, and workshop performances.

We encourage playwrights to attend the full Series and offer stipends to assist with expenses.

* At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals .

Submission Guidelines:

1. Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only one full-length script. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.

2. Only previously unproduced plays are eligible. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised prior to submission to PIP so the playwright receives the most benefit from this opportunity. (Presently, we cannot accept musicals.)

3. Submission must include:

I. An anonymous script in PDF format. Do not include identifying information in this document .

Page 1 of the script must include Title , Character Breakdown , and Synopsis of script (200 word limit).

II. Resume in PDF format - include contact and identifying information only in this document and the submission form.

4. Submissions deadline is 11:59 pm MDT, April 2021 or sooner if we reach 315 submissions. Please submit early to ensure consideration.

5. Click here to complete your play submission. After you submit, you will see an immediate confirmation statement in the submission form informing you of receipt of your materials.

PLEASE READ THE FAQs found at www.AthenaProjectArts.org for more information and details/restrictions on submissions. Please contact LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.org if you have any further questions.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Joining Sword & Pen Seeking Playwrights of Marginalized Genders

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Deadline: February 18, 2021
Chicago

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s Joining Sword & Pen (JS&P) competition is live and underway! Since 2005, JS&P has challenged playwrights to write a full-length play based on the story they see in our contest image. The winner receives a full production and the Margaret Woolley Martin Award, which carries a cash prize of $1000.

This year’s image and competition rules may be found here:
babeswithblades.org/jsp-how-to-submit/

We’re seeking submissions from playwrights of underrepresented genders. This includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized based on gender.

What We’re Looking For

1. The moment depicted in the inspirational image at the bottom of this page must be physically dramatized/incorporated into the play. We want to (literally) perform that moment on stage. Include the page number of your script where the contest’s image is depicted in your submission email.

2. Scripts must be inclusive of the BIPOC community. Whether the script lends itself to characters being played by actors of any race/ethnicity or whether it includes stories that are race-specific, BIPOC characters must not be limited to secondary or background characters.

3. Submissions are due NO LATER than midnight February 18, 2021.

4. All JS&P submissions must be new, full length, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered and we will not contact you. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script.

5. Please email your JS&P submission in a PDF file to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. The filename must start with the title of the play (ex. “Patchwork Drifter.pdf”). If the title of the play begins with “the,” “a,” or “an,” please place that article at the end of the title (ex. “Last Daughter of Oedipus, The.pdf”).


IMPORTANT: This will be a BLIND SUBMISSION PROCESS.

Script submissions for JS&P accepted between August 5, 2020 and February 18, 2021. Want more info? Contact swordandpen@babeswithblades.org.

Joining Sword & Pen winners receive full productions with the Babes.

Check out the full list of Joining Sword & Pen winners.

Your email submission should contain two separate attachments:

 a) Your cover page. INCLUDE:
  • The play’s title
  • Playwright’s name and full contact information (phone numbers, email, mailing address).

 b) Your script. INCLUDE:
  • The page number on which the contest’s image is incorporated.
  • A synopsis.
  • A character list specifying the gender of each character. “Open gender” is an option. If it’s important that a character is cisgender or transgender, please specify this.
  • If it’s important that a character is of a particular racial/ethnic background (including white), please specify this. Characters of unspecified racial/ethnic background will not be automatically assumed to be white.

DO NOT INCLUDE ANY contact information, of any kind, in the body of your script. An author’s identity will only be revealed to the ensemble once a selection has been made.


6. The winner of the contest agrees to participation in the Fighting Words new plays program (workshops and festival reading – dates TBD), and grants Babes With Blades Theatre Company rights to produce the world premiere production of the winning play. Production dates are TBD for Spring 2023 (subject to change).


Things to consider:
  • Our mission statement: Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to tell stories that elevate the voices of underrepresented communities and dismantle the patriarchy. Through performance, script development, training and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.
  • We do not accept or produce musical scripts.
  • Both our venues and our budgets tend to be small.
  • If your play does not pass the Bechdel Test, it is unlikely to fit our mission.
  • If your play does not include stage combat, it does not fit our mission.
  • Characters fight as a realization of high narrative stakes. Scenes of characters training to fight are usually lacking in stakes.
  • If your script includes sexualized violence, consider whether the sexualization is truly necessary to the story. Sometimes it is; often it’s not.
Click here to learn more about Joining Sword & Pen

Our Mission Statement: Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to tell stories that elevate the voices of underrepresented communities and dismantle the patriarchy. Through performance, script development, training and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

We look forward to hearing your stories!!

PLEASE NOTE: The image for the competition can be found on our website. Please do not select your own prompts.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

15th Women's Work Festival - Submission Form

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Deadline:  October 12th, 2020 11:59pm

St. John's Newfoundland and Labrador

Welcome to the submission form for the 15th Women's Work Festival, which will take place March 8-12, 2021. Women includes trans and non-binary identities.

We are open for submissions until 11:59pm on October 12th, 2020. 

Please fill out the following form, upload your piece and we will be happy to get to know about you and your work.

LINK TO SUBMISSION FORM
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScfXtAYt_rAGK81P7kfQcKcDwe6ABUXlQn1wBfs3huYeH07XA/viewform

If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ's below or send us an email at womensworkfestivalnl@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Does the festival cover my travel?

Unfortunately, we do not. We explore as many options as we can and work with each playwright on an individual basis to try and offer as much as we can. In past festivals we have been able to offer per diems for the duration of your stay with us, but we often aren't able to definitively say yes or no until a couple months out from each festival.

Will the festival consider more than one piece I've written?

Due to the overwhelming amount of submissions we've received in recent years we are limiting our submissions to one piece per playwright this year, so pick your best one and we will be happy to read it!

Will the festival be in person this year or online?

Obviously our preference is to have a festival in person where we can all be in a room and focus on the work together, however, given the uncertainty we all find ourselves in due to COVID 19 we have to do what we believe is safest for all artists involved and we will make our decision with regard to this matter at a later date. When we do, the artists involved will be the first to know!

Please Note: Due to our geographic location we are not always able to provide experienced readers of every scripted demographic, if this is the case with a selected play we will work with the playwright to reach the possible casting outcome most desirable to the playwright.

Does the festival accept short plays?

We accept all lengths of play for consideration.

Does the festival accept produced plays?

Although we are willing to consider plays that have had workshop productions as a part of the script-writing process, the Women's Work Festival is focused on the development of unproduced works.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Women's Theatre Festival Occupy the Stage 2020

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Deadline: September 15, 2020 11:59pm ET 

Women’s Theatre Festival will be accepting submissions for Occupy The Stage 2020, our annual staged reading marathon event. Occupy The Stage 2020 will commence from November 6-8 2020 on WTF’s YouTube channel and will consist of 48 hours worth of unproduced plays written by women+.

Submissions Criteria. In order to be considered for Occupy The Stage 2020 work must:
  • Be written by someone who identifies as a woman some or all of the time or who identifies as being of a marginalized gender*
  • Be considered new work (has not been professionally produced, has not received a world premiere, etc)
  • Be between 10-120 minutes in length
  • Be written such that 50% or more of the roles are for women+
WTF seeks submissions that represent a diverse range of women+ experiences. Further, we are committed to programming at least 50% of Occupy The Stage 2020 with the work of BIPOC women+ playwrights and to including multiple works by disabled playwrights, LGBTQ+ identifying playwrights, and to programming works by playwrights of all ages.

Selection Process. WTF’s Literary Manager, Laurel Ullman, and committee will read all submissions and make recommendations to Executive Artistic Director Johannah Maynard Edwards and the Occupy 2020 staff team for inclusion in the final line-up. Each playwright will be notified as to whether or not their submission was selected. Each selected playwright will receive a small royalty/honorarium. Selected plays will be paired with a director and cast by WTF. Directors will hold 3 rehearsals with their casts. Playwrights will be welcome to participate in the rehearsal process with the directors, but are not obligated to do so. Each play will receive 2 readings between 10:00am on Friday November 6 and 11:00pm on Sunday November 8, 2020.

Submissions will be accepted from 8:00am ET on September 1, 2020 until 11:59pm ET on September 15, 2020. No late submissions will be accepted. If you have questions, please check our Occupy 2020 FAQ and the form itself before submitting your question to info@womenstheatrefestival.com.

*WTF uses the term women+ to encompass a spectrum of gender experiences and identities. We welcome anyone who identifies as a woman some or all of the time, has identified as a woman at any time in the past, who identifies as non-binary, transgender, or any marginalized gender to submit.

Accessibility. WTF welcomes anyone with an access need to email us at info@womenstheatrefestival.com to arrange an accommodation or alternate format. If email is not an accessible form of communication for you, please reach out using the most accessible means of communication for you. We regret that we do not have a dedicated company phone line, but will schedule a phone call upon request. All Occupy 2020 staged readings will be captioned.

Monday, August 24, 2020

The Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival seeks 10--minute plays by members of the transgender community

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Deadline: September 5, 2020

The Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival at Ohio University is now accepting submissions of 10 minute plays to be performed digitally as part of our Trans Awareness week. The Festival will take place over three nights during Ohio University's Trans Week of Awareness with performances November 16th, 17th and 20th. Playwrights/poets/performers will be notified which day(s) their play(s) will be performed.

Plays must be written by members of the transgender community—although queer allies are encouraged to contact the festival with questions regarding a play which features trans* characters—and should fit the theme of The Transgender Day of Remembrance. The festival will consists of rehearsed, digital performances directed by trans director, Jo Michael Rezes.

If a playwright/poet/artist would like to perform themselves, that is also acceptable. 2 submissions max per person (but the pieces must be contrasting in theme). International submissions are welcome but must be in English. Cast size: Maximum of 6 characters.

Submission deadline: September 5, 2020. Selected plays/pieces will be announced by October 1, 2020. There is no submission/participation fee.

Please submit your work through the submission page on our website at https://transplaysofremembrance.weebly.com/submission.html. All submissions should be in PDF format. All types of forms (inclusive of poetry) will be considered as long as they can be performed in ten minutes or less.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize will award $3,000 and a stage reading to a promising emerging woman, trans, or non-binary playwright in honor of a new play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience.

The Prize is dedicated to the memory of philanthropist and venture capitalist Patty Abramson. Plays must not have been produced, but a future professional production (outside of the DC metro region) may be scheduled.

For the purposes of this award, “Jewish” plays are plays in which Jewish identity, history, or culture plays a critical role: if you took it out, the play would change meaningfully.

The play may not have received a full professional production, though one may be scheduled at the time of submission. Readings and workshops are allowed.
  • The playwright must be a citizen or resident of the United States.
  • Plays must be full-length plays.
  • One-act plays and plays for children are not eligible.
  • Musicals are not eligible for the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize.
  • Translations are not eligible.
  • Adaptations are eligible provided they diverge substantially from the source material.'
Eligible playwrights must not have had more than two productions at LORT or off-Broadway theaters (multiple productions of the same play will be counted) but may have been produced at other professional theaters. Submitted plays will be read by a committee of Theater J staff and collaborators. A winner will be announced in the fall of 2020.

You will receive an email confirmation that your script was received within ten days of submitting. All playwrights will receive a form letter with notification prior to award announcements in fall of 2020.

For the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize ($3,000), we ask that you come to DC (travel and accommodations to be paid for by Theater J) and accept the award in person at Theater J, and simultaneously participate in a professional reading of the play. In accepting the Prize, we require that you agree to acknowledge the prize in future publications of the script. The winning play will be considered under exclusive option by Theater J for full production in the DC metropolitan region for the next two seasons.

 Playwrights may submit one sample of ten consecutive pages, a one-page synopsis, and a bio or resume. Please only send 10 pages; do not send a full script with a note telling us where your favorite 10 pages are. All documents must have your name, contact information, and the title of the script on them. If your script is advanced to the second phase of the Prize adjudication, you will receive an email asking for a full script. We accept electronic files only (either Adobe Reader (.pdf) file formats or Microsoft Word (.doc)).

Playwrights may submit plays directly to Theater J at LitOffice@theaterj.org

More info in the FAQs

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Violet Surprise: Lavender Menaces seeks 10-minute plays

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located in Chicago

Deadline: February 13, 2020

Sapphics save the day! 
Lesbian Visibility Day, that is.
VIOLET SURPRISE: LAVENDER MENACES is a short play festival that showcases Sapphic superheroines.
Whether you transform existing heroines into queeroines or create original sheroes who think girls are super, we invite you to submit stories that champion lesbian characters who are powerful and magical, formidable and visible, capable and -- if you so desire -- cape-able. Your play may be as realistic or fantastic as you wish, and set in the place and time period of your choice, but it must feature gutsy gay gals.
VIOLET SURPRISE: LAVENDER MENACES is curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin in collaboration with Otherworld Theatre Company, and will be presented in Chicago April 10-12, 2020.
Guidelines
  • Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary.
  • Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 4 characters.
  • Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration. 
Send your scripts in PDF format to allisonfradkin@aol.com with "Violet Surprise" in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to that address.
The deadline for submissions is February 13, 2020.
Playwrights will be notified of our selections by February 28.
About Violet Surprise: Founded in 2019, Violet Surprise is a queer feminist theatre company whose mission is to present new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of queer women.
Violet Surprise Facebook page:

Monday, November 4, 2019

Art Garage TGNC Reading Series

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Art Garage, New York’s first non-profit theatre company dedicated to the TGNC community, is seeking submissions for the second installment of the TGNC Reading Series.

This series provides Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming playwrights a chance to hear their work aloud in a comfortable and professional environment. Additionally, cisgendered playwrights may submit work that involves the Transgender+ experience.

Art Garage produces, casts, and caters the reading.

Readings will be followed by a discussion, moderated by Art Garage, in which the playwright may ask questions and receive feedback to help aid the writing process.

The reading series will take place in a rehearsal studio at A.R.T./NY.

Please submit your work and a brief bio or resume to artgaragenyc@gmail.com

If you are a member of the TGNC community and would like to get involved with the Art Garage in another capacity (especially actors who would like to be considered for casting), please email a resume and cover letter to artgaragenyc@gmail.com

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Ain't I a Woman Playfest

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Play must be an original, unpublished and unproduced piece written by a Woman-of-color  playwright (female-identified, transsexual, transgender, or gender-queer encouraged to apply).
Maximum Length: 10-12 pages not including title page. Play should run in the 10-15 minute range.
Submissions should require minimum set, costume and technical needs.
Submissions should have a title page with the following information:
                                       
*Playwright's name
*Mailing Address
*Phone Number
*Email Address​

Submission must be submitted as a PDF to aintiwomanfest@gmail.com by January 31, 2019 .
Email header should read: SUBMISSION: AIN'T I. YOUR NAME. TITLE OF PLAY      

Monday, January 7, 2019

Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies/University of Mississippi Residency

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The Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies and the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council, seek an emerging, unpublished woman playwright (transgender inclusive) for a 20 day summer residency in Oxford, Mississippi. Participation in the residency does not require the completion of a work but is designed to provide support to advance the creation, production, and presentation of theatrical works by women writers. Our goal is to create an immersive opportunity that provides experiences, connections, and exposure for both the artist and the community to the creative process. We aim to create support for female voices in theatre and aid in the development or creation of new work that may be a play, monologue, devised performance or experimental theatrical work.

For the 20 day summer residency, we will provide a stipend of $4,000, housing, local transportation and some meals. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to take advantage of the opportunity to have immersive experiences within the Oxford community provided by the residency organizers.

Oxford and the surrounding region features cultural, culinary and music resources including Rowan Oak, the home of William Faulkner, the Southern Foodways Alliance, the University of Mississippi’s Blues Archives, as well as the rich, cultural communities of Clarksdale, Greenwood, Water Valley, and Holly Springs.

The Resident’s work need not reflect, be based on, or cover topics related to the South. However, the selected artist will be encouraged to utilize the resources of the Oxford community in their creative process and to foster engagement that will help build support for this residency and women playwrights.

After completion of the residency in Oxford, we expect the artist to partner (off-site) with students, faculty and community members through the following academic year. These local contributors will offer dramaturgical support in preparation for a production/presentation of the Resident’s work, in Oxford, the following summer or fall. A stipend, travel and housing will be provided for the Resident’s return to Oxford for the presentation of the work.

There is no fee for application. The deadline for submitting an application is March 1, 2019.

Please send:
Resume or CV with a list of references.

Writing sample, does not need to be a completed work but should be appropriate for theatrical presentation, sample may take the form of an outline, a scene, character study, treatment, concept, etc., whatever you feel best represents you as a artist.

A letter of application in which you tell us about yourself, your artistic goals in general and for this residency, and why you would like to spend time in Oxford.

Please submit any questions and your application to:

rhonajusticemalloy1@gmail.com

Rhona Justice-Malloy
Professor of Theatre Arts
Department of Theatre and Film
University of Mississippi

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Persistent & Nasty seeks scripts from women, trans-women and non-binary individuals

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Deadline: January 7, 2019

We are inviting script submissions from women, trans-women and non-binary individuals. The prompt for writers this time around is fairly broad; we are looking for scripts that explore / respond to the phrase hope for the future. Writers are invited to interpret this however they wish.

CRITERIA FOR INTERESTED WRITERS:

  • 15-30 minutes in length (approximately 20-30 pages).
  • The script can be written for theatre, film, TV or radio.
  • Priority will be given to scripts that explore themes of gender equality, diversity and representation. 
  • Priority will be given to scripts that have more than one female character.
  • Casting will be age, ethnicity and disability blind (unless clearly justified within the narrative)
  • If the submitted script is an excerpt from a longer piece, the excerpt should be able to stand alone and be understood.
  • Please use as close to industry standard formatting as possible. Minimum requirement is 12pt font size, double line spacing and page numbers.
  • Alongside the script itself, please provide the following:
  • a brief synopsis
  • character descriptions
  • a few words on what inspired you to write this particular piece
  • a short biography

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Twitter: @PersistentNasty

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HOW TO APPLY:

Please send the above information to our script submission inbox at persistentandnasty@gmail.com

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Babes with Blades Seeking Female, Trans or Gender Non-Conforming Playwrights

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(*New for this round)

What We’re Looking For

1. Please email your Joining Sword & Pen (JS&P) submission in a PDF file to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org.

IMPORTANT: This will be a BLIND SUBMISSION PROCESS.

Your email submission should contain two separate attachments:

a) Your cover page. INCLUDE the play’s title, playwright’s name, and full contact information (name, phone numbers, email, mailing address).

b) Your script. INCLUDE a list of characters, and the page number where the contest’s image is incorporated. DO NOT INCLUDE ANY contact information, of any kind, in the body of your script. An author’s identity will only be revealed to the ensemble once a selection has been made.

2. JS&P submissions are due NO LATER than midnight February 7, 2019.

3. The winner of the contest agrees to participation in the Fighting Words new plays program (workshops and festival reading – dates TBD), and grants Babes With Blades Theatre Company rights to produce the world premiere production of the winning play in our 2020/2021 Season (dates TBD).

4. All JS&P submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered and we will not contact you. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script.

5. The moment depicted in the inspirational image must be physically dramatized/incorporated into the play. We want to (literally) perform that moment on stage. Please include the page number of your script where the contest’s image is depicted in your submission email.

Please note: the models in the inspirational images are intended as prompts, to provide an emotional starting point for your reference. You are NOT required to incorporate those specific people, body types, races, ages, etc. into your script – rather, take the moment depicted and make it your own. Bear in mind that Babes With Blades Theatre Company encourages scripts that allow for a diverse world of characters onstage!

Inspirational Images for JS&P 2018-2019 Competition:



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Helpful Hints:

  • If your script does not pass the Bechdel Test, it is unlikely to be a good fit for us.
  • Our roots are in stage combat (Fights are the realization of high narrative stakes).
  • We do not accept or produce musical scripts.
  • Our venues are generally small black box spaces. So is our cashbox.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

THE ANNUAL PARITY COMMISSION 2018

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Beyond our annual productions, in concert with our mission to see more cis women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists employed in the theatre, we award two commissions per year to cis women and TGNC playwrights who have demonstrated a singular talent for storytelling. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each.

Parity Productions reads submissions blind, selecting work that is in harmony with our artistic mission. Playwrights will receive regular feedback on their commissioned work within 30 days of their submission of a first and second draft. They will also receive one “closed door” reading (attended by cast, Parity Productions Artistic Director, and literary department) and at least one public reading and/or developmental production of the commissioned work. An option for Parity Productions to produce the work is included in The Commission agreement.

How do I submit my work to Parity Productions?

You can SUBMIT HERE.

Script submissions are open now until 11:59PM Eastern on October 31st, 2018.

Please reach out to us at team@parityproductions.org with any questions.​

It is requested that all playwrights submit two full-length plays. Please indicate in the form which play you are submitting for commission/production consideration and which play you are submitting as a writing sample. If two plays have not been completed, then playwrights can submit one full-length play and no fewer than 25 pages of a second play (or alternate form of fiction writing) as a minimum requirement for submission.

The Parity Commission is open to all cis women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) playwrights. All scripts submitted to us by cis women and TGNC playwrights during our submission period and that fit the requirements outlined below will automatically be considered for The Parity Commission.

Any work that is submitted to Parity must adhere to these submission criteria:

Please note

(1) Plays submitted for consideration must be new and may not have had a previous professional production (either Equity or non-Equity). Submitted plays that have been previously produced will not be read. However, works that have had readings or workshops may be submitted.

(2) All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Your script must be neat and formatted to industry standard (e.g., Sam French, Dramatists Guild, or Final Draft format).

(3) Do not put the play title or your name on any page but the title page. Submissions with title or playwright name on any page but the title page will not be read.

(4) If you have submitted a particular play to us before, resubmission is welcome. We encourage you, however, to have evolved the piece in between submission periods.

What happens after I submit?
Once a submission is received, any information as to the playwright's identity will be removed so that the literary team can "blind" read all scripts.

What happens if my work is selected?
You will be contacted by Parity Productions directly.

Please reach out to us at team@parityproductions.org with any questions.

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Women's Project Theater Lab Applications

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WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ’18-’20 LAB!
WP Theater is looking for female-identified or trans 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 2018-2020 WP Lab.

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

Deadline for applications is MARCH 1, 2018.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be a female-identified or trans artist living within 90 minutes of WP Theater via car or rail
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at WP Theater twice each month for the duration of the two years, as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at WP
  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment
  • Must be available for an in-person interview

THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WILL:
  • Receive a stipend
  • Participate in a monthly lab meeting led by WP Artistic Staff and Lab Liaisons
  • Participate in a bimonthly meeting of the five artists in their concentration led by a mentor in their field
  • Participate in master classes led by established artists
  • 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
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 the specific process behind it and why this residency would be useful for you in this moment of your career.
  • 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.
For further clarification of materials required for application, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section below.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SUBMITTABLE SITE TO APPLY.

YOU MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE DISCIPLINE PER LAB CYCLE.
Hard copy applications will not be accepted
Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If you have specific questions, please email literary@womensproject.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Parity Productions seeks submissions

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A letter from the Artistic Director to Submitting Playwrights

Thank you for your interest in submitting work to Parity Productions.

To best protect your script, we encourage (and request) that all playwrights register their scripts with copyright.gov before submission. Please go to http://www.copyright.gov/ for more information.

We believe the next great play can come from anywhere; we read all submissions and make no judgments based on a playwright’s education or representation.

If you are a fan of our all inclusive policy, join our mailing list, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter. We regularly filter and curate a variety of interesting, informative content on theatre and parity on social media which we think you’ll enjoy. We also include information and ticket offers to Qualifying Productions – shows that meet the 50% hiring standard for playwrights, directors, and designers. (As a service to the industry, we provide substantial and free support to Qualifying Productions in the form of social media, e-blasts, PR support, and placement in our online directory).

Please see the steps below on how to submit your work. We look forward to reading it.

Ludovica Villar-Hauser
Founder & Artistic Director

Submitting Your Script

When to Submit​
Please note that Parity Productions is not currently accepting scripts. Script submissions will reopen on December 1, 2017 and will close at the end of 5 weeks (January 5, 2018) or when we reach 500 submissions.

How to Submit
When submissions reopen, you may submit your script using the form. It is requested that all playwrights submit two full-length plays. Please indicate in the form which play you are submitting for Commission/production consideration and which play you are submitting as a writing sample. If two plays have not been completed, then playwrights can submit one full-length play and no fewer than 25 pages of a second play (or alternate form of fiction writing) as a minimum requirement for submission.

Is this how I submit to The Parity Commission?
The Parity Commission for Women and Transgender Playwrights is open to all women and transgender playwrights. All scripts submitted to us by women and transgender playwrights during our submission period and that fit the requirements outlined below will also be considered for The Commission, but there is no direct application for it. We award The Parity Commission to women and transgender playwrights that we have become familiar with through their submissions and subsequent meetings and interactions with us or other performances of their work. Script submissions will reopen on December 1, 2017 and will close at the end of 5 weeks (January 5, 2018) or when we reach 500 submissions.

Any work that is submitted for The Commission must be new and previously unproduced in a professional production capacity (both Equity and non-Equity). Submitted plays that have been previously produced will be disqualified automatically. However, works that have been read or workshopped may be submitted.

Please note:
All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Your script must be neat and formatted to industry standard (e.g., Sam French, Dramatists Guild, or Final Draft format). Do not put the play title or your name on any page but the title page. Submissions with title or playwright name on any page but the title page will not be read.

What happens after submission?
Once a submission is received, any information as to the playwright's identity will be removed so that the literary team can "blind" read.

What happens if my work is selected?
Playwrights whose work we want to develop or produce will be contacted by Parity Productions directly.

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