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Sunday, September 8, 2019

#ShePERSISTED: a festival of staged readings (Bloomington - Normal IL)

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New Plays Needed by  Womxn, Femme, and Non-Binary Playwrights for #ShePERSISTED: a festival of staged readings presented by Coalescence Theatre Project

Coalescence Theatre Project is accepting submission of new plays by Womxn, Femme, and Non-Binary playwrights for the 2020 #ShePERSISTED festival.

The company, based in Bloomington-Normal, IL, will select four plays to be presented in staged readings open to the public on January 25th and 26th, along with discussions about the work. Plays should be at least 75 minutes in length.

All submissions made by October 1, 2019 will be given full consideration. 

Submit plays to coalescencetheatre@gmail.com. Please include your name, pronouns, and best contact information on your script, as well as in the email. Selections are made based on merit, and in consideration of forming quartet of plays that, together, bring notable focus or useful contrast within the series. Thank you for sharing your work for consideration.

#ShePERSISTED Curators, Rachel Hettrick (she, her, hers) and Ann Haugo (she, her, hers)
Coalescence Executive Artistic Director, Don Shandrow (he, him, his)

The Coalescence Theatre Project is a nationally recognized and award-winning theatre that exists to incite our community to thoughtful action. Our logo, an abstract representation of the genetic tree of life, reminds us that we all come from one common Ancestor.

We focus on unheard stories and offer a place where the silent and the underrepresented have a voice. Coalescence Theatre Project aspires to be a home where play, discovery, and learning are celebrated and our audience reflects the diversity of the community we serve. Our mission is equity and inclusion in the exploration of identity and our place in a global community.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Women's Theatre Festival in Raleigh NC seeks full-length plays from women

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WTF is passionate about supporting, creating, and producing extraordinary work by women+. We are now accepting submissions for our 2020-2021 season, Women Are Family. Submissions must be full-length, and must be received by 8/15/19 to receive consideration. Please click "submit now" for additional information and to submit your work.

Women's Theatre Festival is seeking submissions for its 2020-2021 season: Women Are Family. Plays submitted must adhere to this theme, which is defined broadly: biological families, the family you choose, family in the sense of LGBTQIA+ or other communities with strong ties that bind. Positive, negative, and complicated depictions are all welcomed. All genres will be considered; all submissions must be full-length. Playwrights must identify as female or non-binary. Plays must feature a minimum of 50% female or non-binary speaking roles, and must be able to be cast with a minimum of 50% actors of color. Playwrights featured in the Mainstage season will receive compensation. Please note, if you have previously submitted the same work to WTF, do not submit it again here; your work is already on file.

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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Feels Blind Issue #2 seeks submissions from women

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Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #2 will open on January 15, 2019, and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Submissions will close July 15, 2019. Please put in your subject line the category to which you're submitting.
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Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but immediately withdraw you work if it is accepted elsewhere.
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Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.
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We will do our best to respond to each submission within 90 days. If 90 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner.
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Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.
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Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words.
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Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.
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Plays: Send one one-act play up to 15 pages.
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Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.
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Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi.
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While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.
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Rights revert to the author upon publication. While we  cannot pay contributors at this time, we hope this changes in the future.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Women's Theatre Festival Occupy the Stage

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WTF Occupy the Stage
July 12-14, 2019
Raleigh, NC

The Women's Theatre Festival is seeking short and long-form plays written by women and non-binary folx for a staged-reading marathon. We accept unproduced and already produced work. Subject matter can be anything, (it does not have to match our season theme) but play must be able to be cast with at least 50% women and/or non-binary folx and 50% people of color.

 Occupy the Stage is a series of staged readings where all works are written by women and non-binary folx. We accept both short and long form plays from of a variety of genres. We insist on only two requirements; that the piece be castable with at least 50% women or non-binary people and at least 50% people of color.  Please select only one play to submit per year.
Plays will be performed July 12-14 2019

The cut-off date for submission will be March 1st.

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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, 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.

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