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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Kali SOLOS seeks monologues form women of South Asian ethnicity

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Deadline: June 21,  2022 5PM BST

Calling all South Asian* women writers!

Inspired by the success of Kali SOLOS, we are launching an open call-out for writers to submit monologues for a new series.

We’re looking for monologues with an international theme.
  • Your monologue must be:Between 2 -3 minutes long
  • Set in one location
  • The character and / or action is located outside of the UK

Our reader’s panel will then select three monologues. Each of these will be self recorded by a UK actor at home and will be shared via social media and available to watch on Kali’s YouTube channel as part of the Kali SOLOS series.

  • Kali SOLOS are only open to writers of South Asian descent* who identify as women or AFAB non-binary
  • Kali SOLOS are open to writers of any experience and who are based anywhere in the world
  • Monologues must have an international theme and must be able to be self recorded by a UK actor at home
  • Monologues must be written in English
  • Writers can only submit one monologue
  • Selected writers will receive £250 each

If you are a writer who has previously been accepted for a SOLO commission, you are not eligible to apply again.

How to Enter:

Please send your monologue in a Word or PDF format to: info@kalitheatre.co.uk

Deadline for Submissions: Tuesday 21st June 5pm

Looking for inspiration? Catch up with the Kali SOLOS series so far.

*At least one parent must be descended from the diasporas of the Indian subcontinent

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Eden Prairie Players 2023 Women's One Acts

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Deadline: Submissions will close when a maximum number of submissions is reached.

After reading the guidelines, you can go to the Submission Form to submit a play.

Eden Prairie Players is accepting submissions of unpublished one act plays for its 2023 Women's One Acts to be produced in May of 2023. Women's One Acts are an annual selection of short plays that are written and directed by women and nonbinary folks. 

To find out more about Eden Prairie Players, please visit our website.

Submission Guidelines
  • Playwrights must identify as female or nonbinary.
  • Open to playwrights in the US. 
  • We are seeking unpublished one-act plays: dramas, comedies, etc. (previous productions or stage readings OK)
  • Length 30 minutes or under (we typically select most in the 10-25 minute range).
Submit through the online submission form:
  • Playwright contact information - name, email, address, phone.
  • Name of play.
  • Approximate duration.
  • List of characters / descriptions: age, gender, race if specified, etc. (please list allowable deviations) 
  • Short synopsis of the play, including a description of recommended set pieces and props
  • Has it been performed before? Where?
  • Would you like to be considered to direct your play? You would need to be in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
After the form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. 

Plays will be reviewed on a first come-first served basis. We limit the number of plays considered, so submissions will be closed after we reach that limit.

Our Commitment to Inclusion

We commit to learning more about our own implicit biases, about authentically engaging the entire community, and about fostering diverse spaces. We pledge to practice inclusive and diverse storytelling in our performances and assure an equitable and safe space for all.

Compensation Selected plays will be paid a royalty of from $20 to $30 per performance. We plan to have 6 or 7 performances, although this is not guaranteed.
No compensation for selection process: By submitting your play(s) for consideration, you give Eden Prairie Players permission to distribute to reviewers as needed for the selection process. You also give permission for your play to be performed without payment at an unrehearsed table reading as part of the selection process.


Details

Plays will be accepted from US-based playwrights only.

Plays must be submitted as a PDF file. Plays may be submitted by the playwright only. Each playwright is allowed to submit 1 play. If a play was written by more than one person, be sure this is reflected in the Credited playwrights field.

Submitted plays must be at least 8 minutes and at most 30 minutes in length.

Submissions will close when a maximum number of submissions is reached.

In the selection process, the play will be made available through TheaterForms to reviewers authorized by Eden Prairie Players. By submitting the play, the playwright gives permission for this usage. The playwright must be free to give this permission and to accept licensing terms offered by Eden Prairie Players if the play is selected, for any submitted play. (If a play is published after being submitted, and it is selected for Women's One Acts 2023, Eden Prairie Players will have the choice of accepting the publisher's licensing terms or choosing an alternate submission.)
FAQ

Q: Are works by international playwrights accepted?
A: No

Q. What is the deadline for submissions?
A: We are limiting consideration to 200 plays, so submissions will be closed after we reach that limit. This usually happens fairly quickly.

Q: How are plays selected?
A: We provide access to each play for one or more authorized reviewers to read and rate as part of the selection process. Plays are narrowed down to a smaller subset of candidate plays. From this subset, plays are read at a public table reading and selected by our advisory committee.

Q: What should I know about your theater?
A: Riley-Jacques Barn is a renovated barn in Eden Prairie. It is a fairly small stage. The main portion of it is 15’ wide by 16’ deep, but the downstage half extends the width to 23’ wide plus a few feet of extra wings on each side that are used for entrances and exits. There are also two entrances on either side of the upstage half.

Q. What about language in my play?
A: While we bill these productions as intended for mature audiences due to subject matter and language, we strongly consider what our audience's reaction to each piece will be.

Q: How long has Eden Prairie Players produced unpublished one-acts?
A: 2010 was the first year that EPP produced unpublished works as part of our Collection of One Acts, and it was immediately successful. The response from our audience was overwhelmingly positive. We hope to carry that enthusiasm forward each year by continuing to introduce our audience to fresh new works written by exciting playwrights. We added a production specifically to feature the work of women playwrights in 2018. Thank you for your hard work, we are honored that you are considering EPP for your submission!

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Thursday, March 31, 2022

Moxie Theatre seeks female-identifying playwrights


Deadline: none given

Moxie Theatre of San Diego California is currently accepting submissions from playwrights who identify as female. 

Scripts, overviews, press reviews, and other applicable references can be submitted to submissions@moxietheatre.com




Friday, March 11, 2022

Overtime Theater Seeks New Works for Women’s History Month Program

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Deadline: March 12, 2022 11:59 PM

The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from playwrights who self-identify as women, transwomen, or nonbinary individuals for its 2022 New Play Development Series. The chosen play will be given a staged reading at the Overtime Theater on March 10, 2022 in celebration of Women’s History Month. The script submissions window is open from Feb. 8, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. Mar. 12, 2022.

Though full-length plays are welcome, the Overtime especially seeks previously unproduced one-act plays that require one to four actors, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session.

Devoted to producing new and original work, the Overtime is particularly interested in bold, innovative plays from across the female spectrum that are both provocative and entertaining.

For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

The Overtime Theater, an all-volunteer organization, compensates playwrights with one equal share of donations to our tip jar at the end of the play’s one-night presentation.

Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Mar. 12, 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.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Feels Blind Literary Submissions for Issue #7 are open

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Deadline: March 6, 2022

Submissions made on Mondays are free

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

Submissions for Issue #7 are open until March 6, 2022 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. The submission fee is always waived on Mondays. Please put in the subject line the category to which you are submitting and include a short bio written in the third person.

We are adamant about not creating a barrier in terms of who can submit and how often, which is why every Monday is a free submission day during opening reading periods. On other days, we have decided to start collecting fees. Here's why- we've noticed many literary magazines and organizations expressing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and we've been considering how to do the same. Feels Blind Literary is committed to speaking out against social and environmental injustice, police brutality, and unconstitutional attacks on our free press. With that being said, we didn't feel just saying we're committed to these causes was enough. Rather, we knew we needed to demonstrate that commitment in tangible and monetary ways, both by continuing to elevate marginalized voices in the work that we publish and by raising money for causes we believe will help directly combat racism in this country.

​As such, all non-Monday submissions must include a $3 submission fee through the donation tab below. A portion of the fees for this reading period will go directly to the Richmond Community Bail Fund. If you include a $10 donation, we will guarantee a 2-week or less response time to your work.

We hope other literary magazines and organizations are following a similar model. We can offer words of support, but even as writers we recognize words too often fall short. When we say we're in this together, everything we do needs to be in direct service to this sentiment.
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Submission Details

Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but immediately withdraw your work if it is accepted elsewhere.

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

Please do not submit more than one entry per reading period.

If we publish your work, please wait a full year before submitting new work.

We will do our best to respond to each submission within 60 days. If 60 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner, however.

Plays: Send one one-act play up to 15 pages.

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.

​​​Rights revert to the author upon publication. All work published in our online issues will be considered for an annual print anthology. While we cannot pay contributors at this time, we hope this changes in the future.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

PlayTime 2022

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Deadline: March 7, 2022

Our application period for PlayTime 2022 has started (February 7th- March 7th)! It's our on-going new play development program for Women or BIPOC playwrights. Each season, we provide emerging playwrights with workspaces; professional collaborators; and, administrative, organizational, and logistical support. Selected playwrights utilize these resources to further develop and prepare a pre-existing draft of an original play for a public audience.

The 7-week lab (held via Zoom) allows us to support the playwright through review and critique, table readings, and dramaturgical feedback. The final week is dedicated to preparing a staged reading for the live and in-person public. Applicants will receive notification of their application's outcome by the end of March. On behalf of all of us here at DQT, thank you for sharing your work with us! PlayTime workshops will be held every Tuesday evening on the following dates:

April 5th @ 7pm EST
April 12th @ 7pm EST
April 19th @ 7pm EST
April 26th @ 7pm EST
May 3rd @ 7pm EST
May 10th @ 7pm EST
May 17th @ 7pm EST
May 24th @ 7pm EST

Monday, January 17, 2022

June Bingham New Playwright Commission

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Deadline: February 5, 2022 5PM EST

SUBMISSION FORM

June Bingham New Playwright Commission: This commission opportunity provides resources and support toward the creation and development of a new play by early-career women/femme and/or non-binary storytellers.

This opportunity will culminate in a 30-60 min 2 person play that will be workshopped and presented for an audience. Pending the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this is anticipated for 2 weeks at the beginning of September 2022. 

2021's Commission resulted in the new play "La Egoista" by Erlina Ortiz.

Please note that this opportunity is open to all early-career writers who identify as cis-femme, trans-femme and/or non-binary. This application is designed as the first of a three-round selection process that will be conducted virtually. 

The total fee for this commission will be $3,000; housing, meals, and travel for the retreat are also provided. 

The Play must be able to be performed with 2 actors. 

All submissions should include short (5-page max) writing sample/excerpt in PDF format

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Experimental Theater Writing Workshop - Winter 2022

Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Winter 2022 Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 02/01 - 04/05. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignment; readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.

Meta-modernism posits itself as a ‘post-ideological’ condition that stresses engagement, affect, and storytelling through "ironic sincerity”—something unachievable for post-modern pastiche. And yet, does fragmentation automatically exclude engagement, sincerity or irony? In seeking a representative experience of our world--writing that reflects who we are--we might continue to delve into our inner selves, allowing ourselves to represent the world as we experience it—both logically and illogically with engagement, sincerity and irony.

The goals of this course are multifaceted: 1) to gain theatrical writing techniques which expand the writer’s current theatrical repertoire; 2) to understand writing techniques as a representation of the writer’s inner response; and 3) to create a short experimental theatrical work derived from dreams.

Guidelines:
  • Only 1 submission per playwright
  • 1 experimental writing sample. Each sample is up to 10 pages only. 
  • Title page on sample should contain:
    • title
    • name
    • contact info
  • Second page should contain:
    • Character breakdown
    • setting
    • time
file name of sample play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_exp.pdf

Writers will be selected based on the nature of the work submitted and availability. By experimental, we mean work that challenges the conventional elements of theater. If selected, the fee is $350.

Apply here: https://forms.gle/13rhg9Hwnysbqstw9


Deadline: Jan 21st, 2022 5PM

Web: www.suzannewillett.com

FB: @etww19nyc

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Chameleon Theatre Company seeks new works by women

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Chameleon welcomes new work by women. Please read our mission statement.
If your play fits our mission please submit your bio, a synopsis, character list and
the first 10 pages of the script to Lee Kiszonas at here.

Mission Statement

Chameleon Theatre Company is a Philadelphia-based company producing theatre from a woman’s perspective, especially plays dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, feminism, ageism and violence. We tell stories from underrepresented social and political perspectives and about lesser-known female historical figures whose achievements deserve a wider audience. Chameleon performs new work and Philadelphia premieres and pursues production opportunities nationally and internationally.

Sunday, December 19, 2021

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing seeks short comedic plays from female-identified playwrights for publication

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

Coordinated by
Dr. Catalina Florina Florescu of Pace University
Publisher TBA

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version.

Submissions from the United States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator. The volume will have 10-12 comedies.

1. the play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has prescribed laughter),

2. the script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the volume is coordinated/commissioned via an organization dedicated to womxn playwrights exclusively),

3. the script must be short, i.e., no longer than 20-30 pages (because I, like you, crave for comedic essence),

4. the script must be composed during “the longest year of our lives,” or how I call 2020-21 (because the intention is to see how womxn have used laughter as a coping mechanism during the pandemic),

5. hence, it can be realistic, symbolic, absurd: you choose, you are free! It could have had a reading, two readings, or 1,000 readings on Zoom.

6. Our main goal is to see how we understand and produce comedy worldwide and how we tap into our creative resources to deal with the trauma of a pandemic via mild to strong laughs.

Submit your piece by New Year’s Eve of 2021 to fflorescu@pace.edu

with the subject line “Thalia’s Daughters.” The process of reading, evaluating, and making a decision will commence with a good wine, a great laughter, and a chance to see womxn in their full, vibrant potential. Info about the publisher and how to devise our own apotropaic masks will be announced at a later date.

About the coordinator: Catalina Florina Florescu was born in Romania, earned her Ph.D. from Purdue University, and lives on the East Coast of the U.S. She has published and/or edited 8 books on immigration, hospitalization/health, motherhood, and more. She teaches at Pace in New York. She organizes a festival of new plays and is the coordinator for “Voices,” an international festival of plays both organized by JCTC. Her CV and other info can be found here: http://www.catalinaflorescu.com/

May Θαλεια bless and guide our journey!

Saturday, November 20, 2021

The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series

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Deadline: December 31, 2021

SEEKING PLAYWRIGHTS The Empire Theatre Company presents The Incubator Series - March 31- April 3, 2022. 

Co-produced with the Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts and Humanities at the historic Empire Arts Center in Grand Forks, ND Seeking seven 10-minute plays by playwrights who identify as women residing anywhere in the world, written in English, along with seven monologues written by teenage girls in Grand Forks, ND or East Grand Forks, MN. 

Topic: 

We are interested in what is on your mind. However, the play must not exceed 10-minutes performing time. Please follow standard play format* and read your play aloud and time it. Due to the nature of the series, 11 minutes is 1 minute too long. 

Considerations: Casts of no more than five, 2-4 is preferred. Sets will be representational, and directors will have access to a table, chairs, and cubes. 

No complicated costume or lighting requirements. 

Series will be presented in Studio E – the black box theatre at the historic Empire Arts Center. There are two entrances: One on stage right and left of the space. 

Compensation: Each writer of a play will be paid $50 for performance rights

Each monologue writer will be paid $25. 

Submission Guidelines: Deadline is Dec. 31, 2021. 

Please limit your submission to one play/monologue. 

This include teenagers who are eligible to submit either a monologue or a 10-minute play. 

Please email a blind copy of play/monologue. Submit two pdf documents attached in a single email: 

Document #1: Title page with play/monologue title and playwright’s contact info. 

Document #2 – Play/monologue without the playwright’s name anywhere in the script. Include just the title at the top of the first page. 

Monologue writers: Teen girls must be in middle school or high school at the time of submission. Must attend school in Grand Forks, ND or East Grand Forks, MN. Please include your school on the title page. 

Email to Kathleen Coudle-King, Managing Artistic Director, Empire Theatre Company: kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com. 

Response: Playwrights will be notified by February 1st if their work is accepted for The Incubator Series. The Incubator Series is made possible by the Sam A. Johnson Fund for Arts and Humanities and a grant from the Women’s Fund, through the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks & Region. 

Questions? Email kathleenetc@empireartscenter.com 


**ALSO SEEKING DIRECTORS. STIPEND PROVIDED. EMAIL letter of interest and/or directing resume to etc@empireartscenter.com .

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Femuscripts Love Fest 10-minute plays from female-identifying or non-binary playwrights

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 11:59 PM

Femuscripts presents the second annual production of the popular Love Fest, which will take place in February, 2022. We are seeking plays all on the theme of love. We’re talking about love of all kinds: friendship, pets, family, planet, romantic partners, kids, requited, unrequited… any and all love under the sun.

We are looking for:
  • Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only
  • Play must be short (about 10 minutes) 
  • Only one submission per playwright.
  • New plays only. Please do not send plays that have already had a full production (readings are okay). 
Submissions must be blind. 

Please include a title page (without your name), character breakdown, and a brief synopsis. 

Please send your script in PDF format only to: Femuscripts@gmail.com with the subject line: Love Fest Submission.

In the body of your email message, please include contact information: email address, phone number and website (if applicable).

Deadline is December 5th at 11:59 p.m.
All will be contacted by the end of December.

Femuscripts website: https://femuscripts.business.site

https://www.facebook.com/femuscripts928

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Women Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: November 20, 2021

Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from women artists at any stage in their careers. As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, workshops, panels, and classes. The festival will take place during the first two weeks of March in downtown New York City. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2021. We will notify all applicants by December 15th, 2021. The festival will take place from February 27, 2022 through March 12, 2022.

The Women Center Stage Festival, formerly an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is returning to New York this spring. Women Center Stage is part multidisciplinary performance/part multicultural salon; a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and create a fresh theatrical landscape.

Founded in 1996, Culture Project is the preeminent destination for artistic work that investigates the most urgent social and political issues of our time. We believe art is a powerful force that can lift the human spirit, catalyze public discourse and motivate political action with a clarity of purpose.

For their 25th year, Women Center Stage will honor the work of past collaborators and human rights defenders while supporting new voices as they create the future of theater. This year’s theme is “The Next 25” - an ode for what’s to come as we heal, celebrate, dismantle, and rebuild. The festival will feature new multidisciplinary works, with panels, masterclasses, immersive work, installations, and more.

Women Center Stage: The Next 25

Requirements:
- Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.
- 15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).
- Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.
- We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).
- Work can be in any format or genre.
- You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).

What we provide:
- Performance space for each team
- Recommendations for artistic team, including actors, as needed
- Production Manager, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator
- One technical and one dress rehearsal
- Publicity
- Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system

What you provide:
- Your original work
- Costumes Music/Sound/Projections
- Artistic team
- Performers

February 27, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Monday, October 11, 2021

The Miranda Theatre Company’s 2021 Playwright Grant

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Deadline: October 15th, 2021

Email application as a single PDF to mirandatheatreco@gmail.com

Goal of grant: To provide financial support towards a reading or workshop of a new play.

Eligibility: Women or women-identifying playwrights, with priority given to members of the BIPOC community.

Application should be sent to: mirandatheatreco@gmail.com as a single PDF

Please include the following:

Name
What is your gender?
How do you identify? Man Non-Binary Woman Other / Self-describe:
Race / Which category best describes you?
-American Indian or Alaska Native (Eg: Navajo nation; Blackfeet tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village, etc)
-Asian (Eg Chinese, Filipino, Asia Indian, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese etc)
-Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin (Eg: Mexican or Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Salvadoran,
Dominican, Colombian, etc)
-Middle Eastern or North African (Eg: Lebanese, Iranian, Egyptian, Syrian, Moroccan, Algerian, etc)
-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Eg Samopan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian etc)
-White (Eg: German, Irish, English, Italian, Polish, French, etc)
-Black or African American (Eg: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian, etc)
-Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Eg: Native Hawaiian, Samoan, Chamorro, Tongan, Fijian, etc)
-Some other race, ethnicity or origin

Mailing Address
Telephone
Email
Title of Project
Brief (300 words) description of play
Inspiration for play. What compelled you to write this story? History of development of the work to date

Time frame for presentation of workshop 
Projected venue
4-page sample of Play
Resume

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Lift Every Voice: Black Women Speak Monologue and Short Play Festival

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Deadline: October 31, 2021 midnight EDT

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, understands that black female playwrights are underserved when it comes to the production of their work. We are holding a call for black female playwrights from the United States to submit monologues and short plays that reflect their personal experience, their dreams, joys and hopes. 

These monologues and short plays will be presented live by Fantasy Theatre Factory on February 26, 2022 and a filmed version will run on their YouTube channel for a month afterwards. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected.

Submission Guidelines:

-Submissions accepted from female black playwrights who reside in the United States.

-Three submissions per writer maximum.

-The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.

-The short plays should have all female casts

-Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021; midnight EDT.

-Monologue should read between 1 and 3 minutes; short plays between 5 and 10 minutes. (Please time your work before submitting.)

-Submit work as a PDF document.

IMPORTANT:

-Cover page - include: name, mailing address, phone and email address.

Email scripts to: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

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

Sunday, July 18, 2021

The Womxn Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: July 21, 2021

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Womxn Center Stage October 2021
Call for Submissions
Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from womxn artists at any stage in their careers

As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, full-length pieces from CP’s Off-Broadway season, workshops, panels, and classes.

The festival will take place during the last two weeks of October in New York City.
The deadline for submissions is July 21st, 2021. We will notify all applicants by August 21, 2021.

Women Center Stage, an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, supports and promotes the work of artists who identify as womxn. It also celebrates the unique contribution of womxn to social justice and human rights. The festival has grown into a means of initiating work on all levels, a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and launch provocative and relevant new work.

The Women Center Stage Festival provides a much needed home for exploring new ideas and inspiration, testing out early stages of new work, and putting womxn artists in conversation with new audiences, potential collaborators, mentors and a vibrant community of peers. The aim of WCS is to inspire collaboration, friendship, solidarity, and to create public awareness and engagement.

Since its founding in 1996, the Women Center Stage Festival has grown into a preeminent presenter of powerful art created by womxn. This coming year will mark the festival’s 25th anniversary.

Requirements

Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as womxn.

No more than 20 minutes in length.

Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.

We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).

Work can be in the format of a scripted play, dance-theater, dance, poetry, original monologues, physical theater and can include music, video, and experimental elements.

We will also accept re-workings, retellings, deconstructions, and adaptations.

You may submit a script idea, outline, fragment or draft; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards etc).

What we provide:
  • 2 performances for each artist/Performance Space
  • 1 Tech and 1 Dress rehearsal
  • Recommendations for artistic team (including actors) as needed
  • Publicity
  • Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system, WCS Stage Manager, Production supervisor/designer
  • Some rehearsal space may be provided

What you provide
  • Your original work
  • Costumes
  • Music/Sound/Projections
  • Artistic team
  • Performers

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation.

We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary.

As we are a small family foundation with an all-volunteer board, we must rely on nominations to identify potential recipients. We are asking professors, teachers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, actors, writers, and others to nominate promising writers. As we want to be inclusive, we will allow people to self-nominate. The following are our guidelines:

  • Writer is lesbian, queer or gay and nonbinary;
  • Writer has written at least one play;
  • Writer is writing plays about lesbians;
  • Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career; 
  • Writer is interested in receiving the award. Please send a letter(pdf) describing why your writer should receive this award and a full-length play (pdf) to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com. In your letter, please be as detailed as possible in up to 2 pages. Include the writer’s resume and website or other social media links. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021. We will announce the recipient October 31, 2021.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Powerstories - Voices of Women in Theatre Festival

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Deadline: July 15, 2021

Fee will be waived for Dramatists Guild members who send a copy of their membership with their submission.

Powerstories Theatre is seeking plays written by women for the Inaugural Voices of Women Theatre Festival scheduled for October 6 – 17, 2021. Each artist will be responsible for casting, directing, and mounting the show. All productions ideally will be presented at Powerstories Theatre with an audience and live-streamed. Due to Covid-19, artists will be asked on their application to choose one of the following methods to produce their work:
  • In Theatre Performance – With a socially distanced audience
  • Prerecorded Performance – Prerecording on Zoom (or other platform) and live streaming using Powerstories’ platform. Director and cast must be available for post-show Q and A after the production.
Submissions are due by July 15, 2021. Registration is $20.00 per submission. (Fee will be waived for Dramatists Guild members who send a copy of their membership with their submission.) Plays will be time-stamped. An artistic committee will review all plays and proposals, and selections will be announced by August 1, 2021. 

Submissions will be reviewed in consideration of the following criteria:
  • The submission is congruent with the mission of the Powerstories and the Voices of Women Theatre Festival.
  • The submission supports diversity and inclusion aligned with the festival mission.
  • The submission meets Powerstories’ requirements for overall quality and development.
Your main goal is to produce a quality production! We understand some of you will be having a staged reading, some a fuller production. Your play can be a full production with a minimal set or a staged reading. The ideal length is 45 to 90 minutes to allow for one whole evening or matinee. Other lengths will be considered. All authors must be willing to have plays live streamed.

Each artist will be responsible for all costs related to casting, directing, and mounting the show to achieve the festival goals. Powerstories Theatre can help to find and match a director for your production if you wish; however, you are still responsible for costs and fees. All the selected plays will be considered for possible mainstage production at Powerstories Theatre for the next or upcoming seasons.

If selected, your production cannot have had a professional production in the Tampa Bay area one month before submission or, if accepted, have a professional production scheduled within a month of debut with the Voices of Youth Theatre Festival.

Powerstories Theatre will provide our stage for final performances, rehearsal time as per the preapproved schedule, technical assistance, marketing assistance, box office assistance, high-quality live-streaming, and a copy of the live stream video. All ticket sales and proceeds will go to Powerstories Theatre and Thrü-Line.

The theatre is a black box theatre with a 26 x 13 acting stage. We will provide artists with stage lighting, sound, projection options, and a list of available stock set pieces in our theatre. If you are bringing set pieces and props, they must fit in a small van for ease of moving in and out of the theatre. If selected, artists will receive more detailed technical information.

On behalf of the Board of Directors and leadership of Powerstories Theatre, we look forward to receiving your submissions and presenting to the world your amazing stories.

The mission of Powerstories Theatre is to stage true stories to open minds and hearts and inspire action worldwide. The purpose is to create, present, and celebrate true stories to inspire courage and deepen understanding of ourselves and others.

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