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Saturday, November 26, 2022

Theatre Revolution Glass Ceiling Breakers 3


Deadline: January 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM

After a COVID induced hiatus, Theatre Revolution is proud to announce the return of Glass Ceiling Breakers 3! Inaddition to short plays, we will also include an evening short films. GCB3 will present the work of female and female identifying artists.

GCB3 is scheduled for June 16, 17 and 18, 2023 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison NY.

Films must be submitted through Film Freeway: https://filmfreeway.com/GCB3

Here are the details and submission guidelines for plays:

● Plays must be written by female or female identifying playwrights.

● Plays should be no more than 12 pages (excluding the title page) in standard play format. Type size (12) with 1” margins. If the play submission is over 12 pages, it will not be read.

● Save File as follows in PDF only: LAST NAME_TITLE OF PLAY_GCB3

● Please only submit plays that have not been produced in Westchester or Putnam Counties NY from June 2022 to June 2023. Readings are ok.

● All plays must be received by 11:59pm on January 15, 2023.

● Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

● Monologues are accepted but we prefer plays. Monologues should not be more than 3 pages.

● BIPOC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit.

Plays can be submitted here: https://forms.gle/dyhQU6nMmCyRCHqP8 Playwrights will be informed of decisions by mid March

If selected, the playwright (or their representative) will be responsible for the production of their play. Playwright and director will each receive one non-transferrable comp to the festival. Sets should be minimal.

Theatre Revolution may provide some production assistance (not financial) in some or all of the following areas: casting, directing, rehearsals, props, etc.

In all cases, Theatre Revolution will provide limited set pieces, lighting and sound equipment, and production staff.

There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting via ZOOM for all playwrights or their representatives in March 2023. Questions? Email us. theatrerevolution1@gmail.com

We are looking forward to reading your work!

Sunday, November 20, 2022

June Bingham New Playwright Commission


Deadline: January 31, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST

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

The opportunity will culminate in a 60-minute 2-person play that will be workshopped and presented as a reading for an audience at L&IC’s Fall Retreat in September of 2023. 

Applications are now open and will close at 11:59 pm EST on 1/31/2023. Due to the volume of submissions, no deadline extensions or late applications will be accepted. You will be notified by 2/20/2023 if you are selected as a Semi-Finalist.

The total remuneration for this Commission will be $3,000; housing, meals, and travel for the retreat are also provided. Schedule and deadlines will be at the discretion of the commission recipient and the program director.

We define “early-career” as artists who have written pieces previously, or have engaged in writing via books, film, TV, etc. but have not had theatrical work that has been extensively professionally produced by commercial or non-profit organizations and have less than two full-length pieces that have been published in print. If you have questions about your eligibility or any portion of the application, please email Junebinghamcommission@liveandincolor.org.

The full application is available at liveandincolor.org or HERE

The play must be able to be performed with 2 actors. All submissions should include: a short (5-page max) writing sample/excerpt in PDF format. No submission fee/participation fee/self-producing. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

What She Said Festival Call for Submissions


Deadline: December 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM

What She Said Festival is a celebration of new, short plays by woman-identifying playwrights. The Underground in Duluth, MN created the festival as an opportunity for women playwrights, directors and actors to have a focused space to express themselves and feature their stories through theater.

SEEKING: Submissions for the 2023 What She Said Festival.

This will be an evening of 5-8 short plays and monologues written by women playwrights celebrating women and what they have to say.

Submit your work(s) any time between now and December 31, 2022.

Though there are no conditions set on structure, content, or genre, we’re seeking works as part of a celebration of women and their voices. Additionally, as this is a festival with multiple plays, the technical elements will be kept simple and will be a consideration as we are selecting plays.

Plays will be selected based on:

Relevance to the spirit of the festival – Celebrating women and what they have to say

Adherence to ‘The Details’ (see below)

Excellence of work

The Details

There is no fee to submit.
  • The playwright must be woman-identifying.
  • A playwright can submit multiple plays, but they must be submitted separately.
  • Each submission must be no more than 20 pages (excluding title page) at a font no smaller than 12pt.
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished.
  • We will only accept non-musical scripts.
  • Scripts can only be submitted electronically – whatshesaidfest@gmail.com
  • Submissions must be in PDF format
  • Title page must contain playwright contact information
  • You will receive confirmation that submissions have been received – no other contact will be made unless the script is selected for production.
  • Submission Deadline: December 31st at 11:59pm.
Selected Plays:Will receive 3 staged performances May 11-13th, 2023.
Will be awarded a $100 prize.
Will be allotted 2 tickets to any performance.

Submissions and Correspondence:All submissions and correspondence should be by email: whatshesaidfest@gmail.com

Please allow for up to two weeks for follow up to any questions.
When submitting, make sure you’ve attached your play.
If you do not receive an automatically generated response from our email, please double check the details of the email and send it again.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

Call for Plays Women Playwrights Series


Deadline: November 11, 2022

Women Playwrights Series (WPS)


Plays presented in the developmental WPS program are finalists in the Susan Glaspell Award Competition, and are under consideration for full production in a subsequent season at the Centenary Stage Company, the professional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University. Due to COVID-19, this opportunity may be delayed.

Playwrights selected for the workshop process will receive a $200 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing is available for one playwright each season.

“CSC audiences have embraced this series. Theatre is all about collaboration. As part of this series, the playwright has the opportunity to get feedback from the audience during their development process.”


Interested in submitting your full length play for consideration? Click here for guidelines and additional information


Submission Window: Oct. 3 - Nov. 11, 2022

The WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and under-served voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season 3 new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place in a brief rehearsal period of approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear and adapt their work with other professionals. The process culminates in a presentation of the work for the general public as part of the series, giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work.

  • Full length plays only
  • No prior AEA production
  • Seven character maximum
  • Cover letter attached
  • One letter of recommendation
Please send digital copy of script to wps@centenarystageco.org

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Athena Project Read & Rant seek scripts


Deadline: October 31, 2022

We are looking for plays primarily written by women. We believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that the term “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, non-binary, and LGBTQIA+ individuals.
Submissions will be accepted from now through October 31st. The link for playwrights to submit their work is here: https://athenaprojectarts.org/submit-2/

Interested in submitting a script for Read & Rant: A Plays In Progress Series or one of our other submission opportunities? Best way to find out what’s happening is to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming opportunities.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Athena Project’s Read & Rant: A Plays In Progress Series



Submissions Accepted: September 15-30 for November Read & Rant

Athena Project’s new Read & Rant program seeks to combine the original form’s sharing of theatrical work with the wider public with the new play development aspects of Plays In Progress while also fostering collaboration between playwrights and dramaturgs. We are initiating these changes to Read & Rant with the goal to create digital opportunities for early and mid-career playwrights, uplift women* writers and dramaturgs overall, and highlight underrepresentation for women* in these positions.

A total of five plays will be selected via lottery. Two of these plays will be featured in our next Read & Rant and will receive a moderated Zoom discussion led by a dramaturg as well as initial feedback from the public. The remaining three will still have an opportunity to receive short feedback from a dramaturg via a medium of their preference (written, audio recording, short video, or live phone call).

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

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 Read & Rant so the playwright receives the most benefit from this opportunity. (Presently, we cannot accept musicals.)

Submission must include:

The submission deadline is September 30, 2022, 11:59 pm MDT for November Read & Rant participation.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

New Perspectives Theatre Company Women's Work Project ~ Short Play Lab


Deadline: September 30, 2022


The WOMEN’S WORK LAB for short plays provides a supportive and nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights while maintaining a rigorous feedback process that leads to production within six months.  

Six playwright members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays) from February through June, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to specific feedback from the dramaturgical team. Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play BASED UPON AN ASSIGNED THEME. 

Monthly feedback from the dramaturgs focuses on the nuts and bolts of creating a 15-30 minute script ready for production. In a process unique to NPTC, feedback is given in a unified manner so playwrights do not have conflicting advice about what to work on, and so that the script moves forward according to NPTC's instructions as the producing entity. This approach creates a collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy while modeling professional standards. Scripts are then produced in our ANNUAL WOMEN'S WORK SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL.

Playwrights should apply by MIDNIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line “Women’s Work Application” to contact@nptnyc.org:

  1. a full resume, including specific information on your training as a writer (i.e. degree program, workshops, etc.) and website URL if applicable
  2. a 10-15 page writing sample from a playscript
  3. a personal statement explaining your understanding of the purpose of the LAB and why you wish to be a member, including goals for your own growth and development if selected. Please include in this statement how you choose to be identified re: ethnicity and gender (she/they).
(Please note that ALL 3 items are required to be considered.)

WOMEN'S WORK is an award-winning program comprised of two separate, dramaturgically-driven Labs: 1) The Short Play LAB (SPL) selects 4-6 emerging women playwrights each year and leads them through a rigorous, step-by-step process to create original 15-30 minute scripts in six-months, written to an assigned theme. The plays are then produced in an annual festival; 2) the Full-Length LAB is for selected alumnae of the SPL to develop longer works over an extended period, with the same guidance and production goals.

Both LABS meet monthly, have submission deadlines, and provide comprehensive and rigorous feedback to the writers. 6-8 directors commit to the full year of the two LABs, both permanent resident directors and guest artists. 


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The Dramatic Question Theatre is seeking submissions to their new free of charge play development programs


Deadline: September 30, 2022
(Same deadline for all three programs)

The Dramatic Question Theatre is seeking submissions to their new free of charge play development programs.
  • American Woman is how DQT develops and presents solo shows by Women and Women Identifying writers. 
    • American Woman (AW) is an online solo show development/ public engagement program, for solo shows-in-progress, that are by Women-identifying writers living in the United States. 
    • We use an instructor-led curated classroom format to advance each matriculant’s vision of their solo show.
    • Since public engagement is an equally important component of both the AW experience and the DQT mission, there is an online presentation showcasing excerpts of the participating pieces.
    • To be eligible for selection, you must identify as a Woman, have an early draft of a solo piece, and submit the required materials by deadline.
    • Up to 12 matriculants will be selected based on early drafts of their solo pieces, interviews, and other submission materials (i.e., resumes, etc.).
    • American Woman will be held via Zoom, from 12pm-2pm (EST), each Saturday between October 29 – December 17. DQT is proud to announce this season's American Woman instructor is Raquel Almazan.
  • Classics in Color is how DQT develops plays by BIPoC writers that blend the global classics with the BIPoC lived experience. 
    • Classics in Color (CIC) is an online new play development/ public engagement program for plays-in-progress, that are by BIPoC writers, and blend the BIPoC lived-experience with the global classics
    • We use an instructor-led curated classroom format with the goal of working constructively toward advancing each matriculant’s vision for their play. 
    • Since public engagement is an equally important component of both the CiC experience and the DQT mission, there is an online presentation showcasing excerpts of the participating plays.
    • To be eligible for selection, you must identify as BIPoC, have an early draft of a play that fits the description above, and submit the required materials by deadline. 
    • Up to 12 matriculants will be selected based on early drafts of their plays, interviews, and other submission materials (i.e., resumes, etc.)
    • Classics in Color will be held via Zoom, from 7-9:30pm (EST), each Monday between October 24 – December 12. DQT is proud to announce this season's Classic in Color instructor is Desi Moreno-Penson.
  • PlayTime is how DQT develops plays by Women, Women Identifying, and BIPoC writers
    • PlayTime (PT) is an online new play development program, for plays-in-progress, that are written by Women and BIPoC. 
    • We use an instructor-led curated classroom with the goal of working constructively toward advancing each matriculant’s vision for their play. 
    • Since public engagement is an equally important component of both the PT experience and the DQT mission, there is an online presentation showcasing excerpts of the participating plays.
    • To be eligible for selection, you must identify as either a Woman or BIPoC, have an early draft of a play, and submit the required materials by deadline. 
    • Up to 12 matriculants will be selected based on early drafts of their plays, interviews, and other submission materials (i.e., resumes, etc.)
    • PlayTime will be held via Zoom, from 7-9:30pm (EST), each Tuesday between October 25 – December 13. DQT is proud to announce this season's PlayTime instructor is Carmen Rivera Tirado.  

                        For more information and the applications, please click here.

                        Feel free to direct your questions to at me, dqtasc@gmail.com

                        Monday, September 12, 2022

                        The Whiskey Radio Hour seeks 10-minute plays


                        Deadline: September 25, 2022

                        We are currently taking writer and director submissions for Episode 24 of the Whiskey Radio Hour, which will be on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 at Chief O'Neill’s Pub and Restaurant. 

                        All submissions are due by Sunday, September 25, 2022 to whiskeyradiohour@gmail.com.

                        Submission Guidelines for Writers

                        NOTE: At present, we are only accepting new radio play submissions from persons of color, LGBT, and female playwrights.

                        Kindly email whiskeyradiohour@gmail.com with your complete script (in either .doc or .pdf format).

                        Only complete scripts will be considered.

                        Your play should be around ten minutes long (so read your play out loud before you submit!)a

                        Your play can be in any genre you like, but try to engage the radio play format in some way.

                        Due to space constraints, up to four actors can perform in each radio play. Therefore, actors will play multiple roles if there are more than four characters in your piece.

                        Each writer can submit up to two radio plays per Radio Hour.

                        Each episode of the Whiskey Radio Hour is recorded, and then put on the internet for anyone to download free of charge. To check out past episodes, visit our bandcamp page.

                        If you’re interested in the correct format of a radio play, the BBC has a handy guide here.

                        Sunday, September 11, 2022

                        Femuscripts seeks plays from writers living in south-eastern states


                        Deadline: October 17, 2022

                        SUBMISSION LINK

                        Femuscripts is looking for plays from writers who are also women, female-identifying or non-binary, AND who live in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, or Tennessee. 



                        Other criteria: 
                        • ONE ACTS or FULL LENGTH plays only.
                        • Plays that have not been produced (readings are fine, but no full productions)
                        • Plays must be centered on the theme of hope and/or rejuvenation
                        • Any genre welcome. 
                        • No more than 5 characters.

                        Format: standard playwriting format according to Dramatist Guild guidelines.

                        PLEASE SEND PDFS ONLY! No Word documents will be accepted. 

                        Email PDFs to: femuscripts@gmail.com

                        No fee to submit. 

                        Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

                        Deadline to receive work: October 17, 2022. 

                        Production of either one full length or two one-acts will be in Spring 2023.

                        Friday, September 2, 2022

                        Clutch Productions is now accepting submissions of original one-act plays from BIPOC women


                        Deadline: September 1, 2022
                        Deadline: September 5, 2022

                        SUBMISSION FORM

                        Clutch Productions is now accepting submissions of original one-act plays and short screenplays by women writers to be considered for the 2022 empowHER Reading Series!

                        This series is dedicated to work created by BIPOC women artists who reside in Upper Manhattan. This includes West Harlem, Washington Heights or Inwood (W135th to W155th St from Edgecombe Ave west to the Hudson River; W155th St to W220th St river-to-river).

                        Harkening back to the roots of the empowHER Reading Series in 2016, the theme for this year is: what is at stake for women in the 2022 election cycle?

                        We encourage you to submit your work, and pass this info on to other writers who would be interested too.

                        Three performances are scheduled for late October. Venue TBA.


                        At least 50% of the roles in each play must be for women. Writers are encouraged to explore all sides of the issues to reflect the authentic debate of our time.

                        Scripts should be less than 20 pages in length.

                        No previous productions of the script. We seek original, responsive work.

                        Prior to the public reading series, selected scripts will undergo a rehearsal-based workshop with dramaturgical support. All performances will take place in Manhattan, and be free to the public. A $250 stipend is available for each selected writer.

                        Submissions are due September 5, 2022 and MUST include:
                        • Full script(s) as a PDF
                        • Cover letter
                        • Writer’s bio

                        Monday, August 29, 2022

                        Henley Rose Playwright Competition 2022


                        Deadline: August 31, 2022
                        The first 250 submissions to be received from July 1st until August 31st will be considered.

                        $22 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photocopy of your current membership card with your script for verification.

                        The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted.

                        The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of winners of the Henley Rose Award.

                        Submissions are welcome from July 1st until August 31st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers.

                        A small group of finalists will be announced in May 2023. The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of May 2023 and will receive the Henley Rose Award. In addition, submission fees will go toward creating a cash prize for the winners of the Henley Rose Award.

                        First Place – $1000
                        Second Place – $500
                        Third Place – $250

                        Please note that prizes will be sent out via PayPal to ensure efficient and secure delivery. Additionally, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

                        • Submissions must be completed, full-length plays. No one-acts or ten-minute plays, please.
                        • Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female-identifying playwright.
                        • Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged.
                        • Submissions are due by August 31st, 2022 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify.
                        • One script may be submitted per applicant.

                        SUBMISSION MATERIALS

                        Completed Registration (Click Here for Registration)


                        Payment: $22 submission fee. Submission fees will go to create a cash prize for the winner of the Henley Rose Award. ($22 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photocopy of your current membership card with your script for verification.)
                        All applicants may choose to submit scripts and/or payment via snail mail (checks made payable to Yellow Rose Productions):

                        Henley Rose Competition
                        1321 Raleigh Avenue
                        Knoxville, TN 37917

                        All applicants may choose to submit materials via e-mail for an additional $10.00 printing fee. E-mail submission materials may be sent to henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

                        At the completion of your registration form you will receive a an e-mail confirmation with additional instructions. If you are choosing to submit electronically, please attach your script as a response to this email confirmation. If you are planning to submit via snail mail, please respond to the confirmation e-mail to let us know when your script is on its way.

                        If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail within a few minutes of submitting your application, please check your SPAM folder and make sure to add henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com to your contacts to be sure we are able to reach you!

                        Please note that your submission is not complete until all submission materials (application, script, and payment – if required) have been received. 

                        Submissions via snail mail must be postmarked no later than August 31st, 2022. Should the submission cap be reached before August 31st, 2022, the application will no longer accept new submissions and an announcement will be made. Any accidental payments made past the 250 script cap are fully refundable.

                        Feel free to contact us with any questions at henleyrosecompetition@gmail.com.

                        Monday, August 22, 2022

                        Canthius seeks short plays & excerpts


                        Deadline: September 1, 2022

                        Canthius is an intersectional feminist magazine that publishes poetry and prose by writers of marginalized gender identities, including trans, Two Spirit, non-binary, agender, cis women, genderqueer, GNC, and intersex writers. We are committed to publishing diverse perspectives and experiences and strongly encourage Indigenous women, Black women, and women of colour to submit. We also welcome submissions in Indigenous languages.

                        We consider unpublished work of poetry and prose (both fiction and creative non-fiction). We welcome experimental works and play excerpts. Please limit prose submissions to 3500 words and poetry submissions to five poems. For play excerpts, please limit submissions to 5-8 pages. We accept simultaneous submissions, but please let us know if another publication accepts work you've submitted to Canthius.

                        Thursday, August 18, 2022

                        Echoes Writers Group ~ Primary Stages


                        Deadline: August 28, 2022

                        Primary Stages is happy to announce that applications are open for the Echoes Writers Group. Details are below and you can find more information here: https://primarystages.org/explore/echoes-writers-group

                        About Echoes:

                        Echoes Writers Group at Primary Stages is a year-long, educational program focused on finding, nurturing, and amplifying the voices of women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists. It is a place for writers to develop their practice in a supportive and creative community that grows together. Led by the artistic team at Primary Stages, the group is comprised of writers who are just starting to discover their voice and build their craft, particularly those who are interested in learning about the art of playwriting.

                        The Group participates in twice-weekly Mentorship and Sharing Sessions, where writers have the chance to create and develop their own work with professionals from across the theater community. Previous Mentors have included Cusi Cram, Brittany K. Allen, Judy Gold, Migdalia Cruz, Brenda Withers, C. Quintana, Tina Satter, Mfoniso Udofia, Madhuri Shekar, and AriDy Nox, and touched on topics such as Playwriting Fundamentals, Adaptation, 10-minute plays, Comedy, Solo Work, Devised Work, TV/Film Writing, and more.

                        Each Group member will receive a $500 honorarium, and the year-long program will include a week of developmental workshops for the writers and culminate in presentations of the group’s works in Spring 2023.

                        Who We’re looking for:

                        We are looking for applicants who love to write but have not had the chance to fully explore their passion in a professional or academic setting. Women, non-binary, and gender non-conforming writers have faced many barriers to pursuing and developing their work, and this is meant to be a safe and inclusive space that will offer mentorship, support, and community. Whether you've stepped away from your writing and wish to reinvest in your passion, want to expand the scope of your writing, are discovering a new creative interest, or anything in between, we're looking for undeveloped and undiscovered voices who need room to grow.


                        In order to foster a full and robust group, we are asking members to commit the following schedule:

                        Mentoring Sessions will be held on Zoom Tuesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm November 2022 - March 2023

                        Sharing Sessions will be held on Zoom Saturdays from 12:00pm-3:00pm November 2022 - March 2023

                        Developmental Workshops will be held in-person in NYC January 30 - February 10, 2023, Dates and Times TBD

                        Final Presentations will be held in person in NYC March 27-31 2023, Dates and Times TBD


                        Apply Here: https://forms.gle/BM4U6Up3h5haefyt9

                        If you have any issues uploading material, please email the files to echoes@primarystages.org.

                        Applications are due August 28.

                        Applicants will be contacted by the end of September regarding their selection status, and finalists will be asked for a virtual interview.

                        Primary Stages strives to reflect the story of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, classes, ages, and abilities, and hopes for this group to reflect the America around us as opposed to what has historically been taught and represented.

                        The Echoes Writers Group is made possible through a generous grant from The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation New ERA Women Writers Program.

                        Thursday, August 11, 2022

                        Experimental Theater Writing Workshop – Fall 2022

                        Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Fall Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 09/06 - 11/09. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignments; and readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations.

                        Literary movements and theories allow us to see the social response of theatre to the world.  While these movements and theories enlighten us to historical artistic responses, they can also seem like arcane academic subjects to the writer.  Questions we may ask are: can some of these concepts unearth new dramatic possibilities for the writer?  Can theories or techniques of the past be relevant in today’s socio-political landscape?  If we are seeking new ways to express ourselves as dramatists and theatre makers, we might continue our search for other techniques that allow us to expand our toolkit and create unique experiences for our audiences.

                        The goals of this course are: 1) to gain additional theater writing techniques which expand the writer’s current theatrical repertoire; 2) to investigate writing techniques as a representation of a writer’s response to the world; and 3) to strengthen a connection between theatre and various other theories and movements. 




                        • 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: August 26th, 2022 5 pm.

                        Web: 3ws dot suzannewillett dot com

                        FB: @etww19nyc

                        Sunday, August 7, 2022

                        2022 White Mouse Call for Full-Length Plays


                        Deadline: August 12 at 11:59pm

                        SUBMISSION FORM

                        White Mouse Theatre Productions is a student theatre company dedicated to social change. We are affiliated with Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. We are excited to put out a call for full-length plays written by women/queer/BIPOC playwrights to produce this fall (2022).

                        Plays submitted should relate to social change. We ask for scripts no longer than 120 pages (please number the pages).

                        The selected play will be produced on the FSU campus this fall (of 2022). At this time, we cannot offer compensation to playwrights but will provide video recordings and production and rehearsal photos. If it is possible, we would also love to facilitate a connection between the playwright and director so the playwright can be involved in the process.

                        Suggestions for a play that is more likely to be selected:

                         The cast is small
                         The topic of the play is related to social change
                         The tech requirements are minimal
                         The majority of the characters are women-identifying
                         The majority of the characters are college aged

                        Please limit 1 submission per person.

                        The deadline for submissions is August 12th at 11:59pm

                        Any questions? Send us an email!

                        Wednesday, June 15, 2022

                        Kali SOLOS seeks monologues form women of South Asian ethnicity


                        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


                        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.


                        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.)

                        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!

                        Submit a Play

                        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


                        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.

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