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Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Theater J Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize

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Deadline: April 1, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More info in the FAQs

Friday, March 27, 2020

Athena Project Plays In Progress Series

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Deadline: April 15, 2020

Athena Project is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS).

Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, and cast for presentation. This PIP Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in the model of a Table Reading which includes approximately 3-5 hours of video conference time with the dramaturg, director, and playwright and 1.5 hours of read-through/rehearsal before the performance.

The dramaturg will moderate a talkback following the public performance. Over the course of approximately April and May 2021, conferences will take place with rehearsal and presentation to take place in early June in Denver at a location to be determined. Scripts are accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2020.

Submission Guidelines are as follows:

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

2. Previously unproduced plays only. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised for the playwright to get the most from this opportunity.

3. Submission must include:
BLIND script in PDF format – PAGE ONE of PDF script MUST have TITLE, CHARACTER BREAKDOWN & SYNOPSIS of script, 200-word limit (This PDF must contain NO playwright contact info**)
Resume in PDF format

4. Plays submitted without supporting material will be disqualified. Presently, we cannot accept musicals.

5. We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for the performance weekend at her own expense. We will select 3-6 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright. See the timeline below. Travel stipends are offered.

6. Click here to complete your play submission. After you submit, you will see an immediate confirmation statement in the submission form informing you of receipt of your materials by Athena Project’s Literary Manager. Queries should be directed to LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.org.

7. Click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Timeline:
Deadline to submit all materials is midnight, April 15, 2020***
Three – six finalists will be selected by October 2020
Directors and Dramaturgs will be selected by April 2021
Casting will be in May 2021
Plays In Progress Series will be in early June 2021

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

**Contact information must be listed ONLY on resume and submission form, not on the script, the first page of which will be its title, a character breakdown and a short synopsis (submissions will be read blind).

***Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2020, depending on the number of submissions received.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Fifth Annual Women in Theater Festival

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Deadline: February 29, 2020

Seeking full-length pays

Submit in PDF format via Google Form at http://tiny.cc/tfnriz

Project Y Theatre is opening an application for their 5th Annual Women in Theatre Festival, which will take place June 2020 at The Gural Theatre, NYC.

Project Y is seeking productions of plays that are written by a female identifying playwright and that feature more than 50% female-identifying characters. An ideal play for the Festival is either:

  • A one person show, ready for a crowd
  • A new/developing work multi-character project that would be able to take advantage of a night in the space. 
  • A festival-ready show

Chosen productions will get a performance slot in A.R.T. New York’s Gural Theatre as part of the Women in Theatre Festival. This opportunity is ideal for director/playwright who want a no-risk opportunity to see and hear their work out loud in front of an audience, festival-ready shows, or one-person performances.

The Women in Theatre Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved.  www.witfestival.projectytheatre.org.

Project Y supplies the space, but you would need to supply everything else, including all production costs, professional stipends, etc.  Productions can be equity or non-equity, but it is up to you to apply to equity for the appropriate permission.

Playwrights should note that the Women in Theatre Festival is NYC based - there will be no housing provided by Project Y and productions must invite their own audience, although the production will be included on all Project Y advertising and outreach.

Project Y operates on a split box office agreement with festival artists.  We guarantee an audience capacity of at least sixty-five seats. Project Y will keep income from the first 15 full price tickets sold;  after that, all sales will be split 70% to artist/30% to Project Y. Tickets are normally set at an average of $20-$25 general admission, so that we can also set up discount codes to help push tickets.

There will be minimal tech time (90 minutes) and tech capabilities (rep plot lighting) for each show.  There can be no moving of lights or changing/adding to the plot during the festival. In other words, shows should be made with the “festival” aspect in mind. Running time of shows can be from 30 min through a full length production.  Project Y will supply a stage manager to help call the show, and a board operator for lights and sound.

Project Y will handle all box office and front of house staffing. Project Y will sell concessions before each show and during intermission when applicable.

To apply for the Women in Theatre Festival, playwright should send a script sample (a dramatic beat of no more than 20 pages) and/or a video clip of work (5 minutes), a resume, and a statement of intent via Google Form, at http://tiny.cc/tfnriz. To report problems with the form or to ask questions, please email info@projectytheatre. Applications not received via the Google Form will not be considered.

Deadline for submissions is Feb 29th, 2020.
Playwrights will be notified of their application status on March 28th, 2020.

For more information about previous festivals and about Project Y Theatre, please visit their website at https://www.projectytheatre.org/.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

PUNCHING LABUTE 2.0 Call for Womxn Writers

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Deadline: February 22, 2020 at 11:59 PM

Looking for short plays (10 mins max), monologues, songs, spoken word, fables, haikus etc. for PUNCHING LABUTE 2.0.

LGBTQA+ writers and writers of color strongly encouraged to submit. 

This Collection:

Punching LaBute will be a show consisting of work that metaphorically punches misogyny in the face. It’s about womxn flipping problematic work (like Neil LaBute’s) on its head, and reclaiming the narrative. How you would like to do this is completely up to you, and we are so excited to read all your submissions.

If chosen for PUNCHING LABUTE 2.0, your work will be cast and staged in a black box with minimal props for a one night show:

Where: The Lincoln Loft, Chicago IL
When: June 8th, 2020

To see the playbill for last years show visit: www.punchinglabute.weebly.com

Currently, this show is completely volunteer based with all ticket donations going to a local charity. Last show, we raised over a hundred dollars for Connections for Abused Women and their Children - a nonprofit committed to ending domestic violence.

If you are interested in submitting, please send your work as a PDF with the subject PUNCHING LABUTE SUBMISSION_ FIRST NAME LAST NAME to: punchinglabute@gmail.com .

All submissions are due by: February 22, 2020 at 11:59pm.



Saturday, January 25, 2020

Project Y 5th Annual Women in Theatre Festival seeks productions

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Deadline for submissions is Feb 28th, 2020.

Project Y Theatre is opening an application for their 5th Annual Women in Theatre Festival, which will take place June 2020 at The Gural Theatre, NYC.

Project Y is seeking productions of plays that are written by a female identifying playwright and that feature more than 50% female-identifying characters. An ideal play for the Festival is either:

A one person show, ready for a crowd

A new/developing work multi-character project that would be able to take advantage of a night in the space.

A festival-ready show

Chosen productions will get a performance slot in A.R.T. New York’s Gural Theatre as part of the Women in Theatre Festival. This opportunity is ideal for director/playwright who want a no-risk opportunity to see and hear their work out loud in front of an audience, festival-ready shows, or one-person performances.

The Women in Theatre Festival seeks to broaden the opportunities for women in the entertainment industry by producing new work by women with more than 50% female representation of all artists involved.  www.witfestival.projectytheatre.org.

Project Y supplies the space, but you would need to supply everything else, including all production costs, professional stipends, etc.  Productions can be equity or non-equity, but it is up to you to apply to equity for the appropriate permission.

Playwrights should note that the Women in Theatre Festival is NYC based - there will be no housing provided by Project Y and productions must invite their own audience, although the production will be included on all Project Y advertising and outreach.

Project Y operates on a split box office agreement with festival artists.  We guarantee an audience capacity of at least sixty-five seats. Project Y will keep income from the first 15 full price tickets sold;  after that, all sales will be split 70% to artist/30% to Project Y. Tickets are normally set at an average of $20-$25 general admission, so that we can also set up discount codes to help push tickets.

There will be minimal tech time (90 minutes) and tech capabilities (rep plot lighting) for each show.  There can be no moving of lights or changing/adding to the plot during the festival. In other words, shows should be made with the “festival” aspect in mind. Running time of shows can be from 30 min through a full length production.  Project Y will supply a stage manager to help call the show, and a board operator for lights and sound.

Project Y will handle all box office and front of house staffing. Project Y will sell concessions before each show and during intermission when applicable.

To apply for the Women in Theatre Festival, playwright should send a script sample (a dramatic beat of no more than 20 pages) and/or a video clip of work (5 minutes), a resume, and a statement of intent via Google Form, at http://tiny.cc/tfnriz. To report problems with the form or to ask questions, please email info@projectytheatre. Applications not received via the Google Form will not be considered.

Playwrights will be notified of their application status on March 28th, 2020.

For more information about previous festivals and about Project Y Theatre, please visit their website at https://www.projectytheatre.org/.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Scholarship opportunity - Annual Comedy Writing Intensive for Women

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Deadline: February 1, 2020

Submission via Submittable (free account required)

A two and a half day intensive for funny feminist writers. You know who you are. You make people laugh with your short stories, essays, articles, poems. But something stops you from finishing your work and submitting it. You are a bit fearful of your humor because there is a certain power in it. Yep, you possess power in a man’s world and that’s, well, that’s revolutionary. This intensive is for you – women who know they write funny but for whatever reason have put those funny pages to the side. It is time to step it up, gals. There’s an election right around the corner!

This intensive is for just 10 writers. From Thursday evening to Sunday morning we will discuss the fundamentals of writing humor and find ways to strengthen the humor in our  work. You will bring to the intensive a short piece to work on and at the end of the weekend you will have an essay, ten minute play, vignette, memoir or fake news article to submit to major media outlets.

COST: $850.00. Includes opening night reception, two dinners and two days of intensive workshop of up to 10 pages of work.

There is a SCHOLARSHIP of $300 towards registration fee awarded for up to three writers available. 

For women and women identifying writers only.

DATES: March 19 – 22 2020

LOCATION: The Southampton Inn - 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY 11968. The Comedy Writing Intensive for Women has has secured a discounted group rate of $125 per room, per night (including breakfast) at the Southampton Inn (single occupancy). For more information click here.  Please read these guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered for the intensive.

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION:
1) Submissions are accepted in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, plays and screenplays.
2) Submit 5 to 10 pages of your best comedy writing. (This is not what you might work on at the conference).
3) All submissions must be double spaced and all pages must be numbered.
4) Put your name on the submission at the top of page 1.
5) Save your submission for upload in a wpd, .doc, .docx, or .pdf as follows: LASTNAME_FIRSTNAME_TITLE

NOTE: Because of the size of the venue, no guests will be allowed to accompany writers invited to the CWIW. Decisions will be made via email by February 1, 2020.

I look forward to reading your submission.
Donna Kaz
Kaz Conference Writing Workshop Director 

Friday, January 3, 2020

HEAR HER CALL 2020

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DEADLINE 1/11/2020

PLAY SUBMISSION FORM

In March 2020, Conch Shell Productions - in collaboration with Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College - will present our second annual HEAR HER CALL CARIBBEAN-AMERICAN WOMEN’S THEATER FESTIVAL. The festival is a celebration of the unique, innovative voices of Caribbean American female playwrights and writers from across the nation.

"Hear Her Call" will create an opportunity for diverse audiences to explore and celebrate the unique ethnic/cultural diversity of women whose ancestors or who they themselves immigrated to the Americas from any of the 28 multi-lingual Caribbean cultures.

  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Aruba
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Cayman Islands
  • Cuba
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Grenada
  • Guadeloupe
  • Haiti
  • Jamaica
  • Martinique
  • Montserrat
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Puerto Rico
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts & Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Martin
  • Saint Vincent
  • Trinidad & Tobago
  • Turks & Caicos Islands
  • US Virgin Islands

We are accepting submissions of fully produced of one-acts,  readings of full-length plays, as well as poetry/monologues/etc.

We will only consider one submission per writer.

Please note, Conch Shell Productions will only provide script feedback to playwrights who opt for the script feedback service.

Featu one act play productions will be allotted 2-3 performance times.

Submission Deadline EXTENDED: JANUARY 11, 2020 at 11:59pm.

“Hear Her Call” will take place March 4-March 7, 2020 (Performance times TBD).

Performance location: Milton G. Bassin Performing Arts Center at York College – 94-45 Guy R. Brewer Blvd., Jamaica New York 11451

The festival will closing/award ceremony will take place on Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

SUBMISSION DETAILS

One-Act Plays

1. No submission fee required

2. Optional script feedback/analysis: This year, Conch Shell Production offers playwright the option to pay $40 to receive a detailed 2-page script analysis.

3. English language scripts with some text in other languages and/or dialects are acceptable.

4. Seeking new plays written by Caribbean American females that feature at least one Caribbean-American or Caribbean character, plus
a. inspires audiences to redefine their stereotypical views about American people of Caribbean heritage,  
AND/OR 
b. explores unique strategies for overcoming challenges, living an enriched life, finding joy, AND/OR inspiring change in society
5. We will be showcasing artist-produced one act plays.
a. The playwright (or indie theater company) is responsible for self-producing the fully produced play or reading (ex. engaging all performers and members of the production/creative team, assuming all production and marketing expenses, renting rehearsal space, etc.)  
b. The play must be original to the submitter, unpublished, complete, and not previously produced in NYC. No adaptations or works that involve third-party rights will be considered.
6. GENRES: Comedy, movement/language performance pieces, one-woman performance pieces, Theater for Young Audiences, magical realism, Afro Futurism, Non-linear storytelling, mystery, or a mixture of genres.

7. Participants should plan on minimal production value: No sets. Basic festival lighting design.   Minimal props/set pieces. QLab is available in the venue.

8. The festival is not being produced under the Equity festival code. Each producer is free to determine whether to do present their play as an Equity or non-Equity showcase.

9.  Plays must be in traditional script format with font size 12, all character names in all caps & aligned to the left, stage directions in italics (click here for example).

10. Only one submission per writer.

Glass Ceiling Breakers 2020: A Celebration of Women Playwrights

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 GoJo Clan Productions, LLC. and Theatre Revolution, LLC. would like to invite women playwrights to submit a play to Glass Ceiling Breakers 2020: A Celebration of Women Playwrights, produced in partnership by GoJo Clan Productions, LLC. and Theatre Revolution, LLC.

The 2020 GCB Celebration will be held on June 19, 20 and 21, 2020 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison, NY.

Here are the details and submission guidelines:

· Plays should be no more than 15 pages in standard play format
(see https://shop.samuelfrench.com/content/files/upload/General%20SFI%20Formatting%20Gu idelines%20Complete.pdf for a standard template), type size (12) with 1” margins and not run more than 15 minutes.

· Please only submit plays that have not been produced in Westchester or Putnam Counties from January 2019 to June 2020.

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

· All plays must be received by 11:59 on January 12, 2020

· Submissions will be “semi” blind (half the judges will know who submitted, half will not).

· Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

· Each submission must be sent as two attachments.

1. The first attachment will be your play with a title page that contains only the title and NO contact information.

2. The second attachment will be the title page with your name and contact info.

Please email submissions to theatrerevolution1@gmail.com

Playwrights will be informed of decisions by the end of February.

There is no stipend. The production is in a black box theatre and sets should be minimal.

If selected, the playwright (or their representative) may choose to be responsible for the production of their play
               OR
may request production assistance (not financial) in some or all of the following areas: casting, directing, rehearsals, props, etc.

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

There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting for all playwrights or their representatives in mid-April 2020.

Any questions? Email us. We are looking forward to reading your work!

Robin Joseph and Gabrielle Fox--Producers Glass Ceiling Breakers 2020
  

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Women's Project Theatre Lab 2020 - 2022

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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 training, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.

Applications for the 2020-2022 lab will close on January 6, 2020 at 11:59pm.

All materials will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals. Finalists will be notified in the spring 2020 and asked to interview. The 2020-2022 Lab will begin in September 2020.

If you have specific questions, please email 2020Lab[at]wptheater.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

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 twice each month for the duration of the two years, as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at WP
  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment
  • Must be available for an in-person interview


THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WILL:

  • Receive a stipend
  • Participate in a monthly lab meeting led by WP Artistic Staff and Lab Liaisons
  • Participate in a bimonthly meeting of the five artists in their concentration led by a mentor in their field
  • Participate in master classes led by established artists
  • Receive complimentary tickets to WP shows, invited dress rehearsals and other special events
  • Receive artistic support and professional development guidance from the artistic staff
  • Participate in The Pipeline Festival, a festival of five new plays, written, directed and produced by the WP Lab, to be presented during the second year of the residency


For further clarification of Requirements for Eligibility, please see the Frequently Asked Questions

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must submit the following:

  • Current resume
  • One page statement that describes your artistic vision and the specific process behind it and why this residency would be useful for you in this moment of your career.
  • A list of 3 professional references, including title/affiliation, phone and email
Playwrights:
  • In a separate PDF, the full length script most representative of your work and that you believe to be ready for production.
  • The draft should not have your name or any other identifiers.
  • The play must be at least 60 pages long, and must be a completed draft, though it need not be a final draft.
Directors & Producers:
  • A list of upcoming productions, workshops, readings and other projects with dates, venues, and your role.
  • You may also include a link to your website, or other online resources.
  • Additional materials should not exceed 3 pages and may include reviews (no excerpts) and photos
  • Hard copy applications will not be accepted.
  • Emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • All materials will be reviewed by a panel of theater professionals. Finalists will be notified in the spring 2018 and asked to interview in the summer 2018. The 2018-2020 Lab will begin in September 2018.


For further clarification of materials required for application, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section below.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SUBMITTABLE SITE TO APPLY.

YOU MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE DISCIPLINE PER LAB CYCLE.

  • Hard copy applications will not be accepted
  • Emailed applications will not be accepted.
  • If you have specific questions, please email 2020Lab[at]wptheater.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section below. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Women Are Funny 2020 Prize

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Send your full-length comedic script, and if it’s the funniest, you will receive $100 and confirmation that you are hilarious.
  • Full-length comedic scripts (75-120 pages)
  • Written in English within the last three years
  • Female playwrights based anywhere
  • Unpublished, no professional production but amateur, university productions, and readings ok
  • No restrictions on subject matter but please no screenplays, solo plays, or children’s plays
  • Limited to first 100 entries
  • No entry fee
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019

 How to Submit
  • Email your script as a PDF to playmakersspokane@gmail.com. File name should be TitleOfPlay_Your Last Name
  • Write Submission – Title of Play in subject line
  • In body of email, list your name and email. EU residents, please send a statement that you give consent to process your personal information.
  • Be sure to include your name in the script

Notes
  • Winners must be able to accept payment via PayPal or Venmo.
  • Play-Makers Spokane will not use your information for purposes other than communicating with you about this contest. We will not give or sell your information to anyone. You also will not be added to any mailing lists.
  • When we say funny, we mean funny, not mildly amusing.

Feel free to contact Sandra Hosking, Women Are Funny Coordinator, playmakersspokane@gmail.com, with any questions.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL

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You can take the "gal" out of Galentine's Day, but wouldn't you rather take the gal out ON Galentine's Day?

VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS is a short play festival that celebrates lesbian love through the ages.

Whether it's a time-honored tale of girl meets boi, or a pulpy piece about women in the shadows who whisper their love, we're seeking character-driven romances that explore connection and affection, emotion and devotion.

For the purposes of this play festival, Sapphrodite is the goddess of love.

Other than that, we're open to anything: firsts, lasts, in-betweens; fix-ups, mix-ups, break-ups, make-ups; gal pals, lady friends, lover girls; historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic comedy.

So put your heart in the "write" place and submit to VIOLET SURPRISE: LEZ BEAUS, curated and produced by Iris Sowlat and Allison Fradkin and presented February 14-16, 2020, at The Martin in Chicago.

Guidelines

Submissions are open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary.

Plays can be up to 10 pages and include up to 4 characters.

Playwrights may submit 2 scripts for consideration.

Send your scripts in PDF format to allisonfradkin@aol.com with "Violet Surprise" in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to that address.

The deadline for submissions is December 20, 2019.

Playwrights will be notified of our selections by January 1.

About Violet Surprise: Founded in 2019, Violet Surprise is a lesbian-feminist theatre company devised by director-producer Iris Sowlat and playwright-actress Allison Fradkin. Their mission is to present new works that vibrantly and valiantly validate the identities and experiences of lesbian, trans, and genderqueer theatregoers.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

And Toto Too seeks plays by women

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We are now accepting submissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Woman playwright

Full length or long one acts

Play may not have had fully produced performances in Colorado, readings are fine

7 or less characters (do not double up your characters to make it fit)

Finished plays only

Minimal settings (our theatre space seats only 56 and won't handle multiple sets)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic only (if you send a hard copy it will be returned to sender unopened)

First 10 pages

Production History

Synopsis

If these guidelines are not followed your script will not be read.  We will contact you only if we are interested in seeing a full script.  We do not give feedback on why your play was not accepted. Thank you for submitting we look forward to reading your work.

Send to submissions@andtototoo.org

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Stage Partners seeks 10-minute plays

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CALLING ALL FEMALE DRAMA TEACHERS!

SUBMIT YOUR SHORT PLAY to...

Stage Partners wants YOUR best 10-minute play for our next collection. We all want strong women characters for our young actresses to play, and who knows better how to write those women than YOU.

Submit your play below by November 15th, 2019.

If selected to be included in the collection you'll receive:

-A publishing and licensing deal for your play to be included in our newest collection IT’S HER SAY. You'll be a published playwright!

-A free production of a Stage Partners play for your school! (Script Pack and up to 3 performances)

-Recognition and a guest interview on our blog!

 The Rules:

You have to be a theater teacher.

You must identify as a woman (cis/trans/GNC/non-binary).

Your play must about 10 minutes in length (but up to 15 mins is okay) and must feature at least one prominent, dimensional female/ female-identifying role. Sorry, no solo pieces.

Your play must be able to be performed in schools (no foul language, no adult content — you know the drill).

You must own exclusive rights to your play. It’s great if it was already produced, but it can’t already be published.

Otherwise, the sky is the limit! Comedy, drama and everything in between goes. We know you know what works, you're all pros.

LIMIT ONE SUBMISSION PER PERSON.

Email info@yourstagepartners.com with any questions.

Submit your play using the form below by November 15th, 2019 (midnight EST)

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Centenary Stage Company Women Playwrights Series

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Deadline for open submissions: November 2, 2019

Playwrights with work on NPX may contact program director Catherine Rust (Catherine.Rust@centenaryuniversity.edu), with name of play to be downloaded for consideration.

NOTE: We are rarely able to consider work with over 7 cast members.

The Centenary Stage Company, a professional theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2019 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and Susan Glaspell Contest.

Now in its 27th year, 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, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.

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

The Susan Glaspell Contest
One play from the WPS Festival will be selected by a panel of judges as the winner, to be featured in a subsequent CSC main-stage season as a full production, with an additional award of $1500 to the playwright.

Guidelines for WPS Glaspell Contest submission

Submit full-length play, with no prior AEA production
(If play has had one workshop production, please include information in your cover letter about the company, # of performances, and contact infor, if applicable.)

Please include 1 letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or professor/instructor familiar with your work.
NOTE: We are rarely able to consider work with over 7 cast members.

Send submissions to:
Attn: Catherien Rust, WPS Program Director
Centenary Stage Company
400 Jefferson Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Women's Work Festival 2020

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Our call for submissions for WWF2020 is now open! We are open for submissions for our 14th Women's Work Festival that will be taking place March 9-12 2020 in St. John's Newfoundland Canada.

To apply, submit an electronic copy of the following before midnight on November 1st, 2019:
- A letter of application, including a little about your history as a playwright and what your goals would be for the workshop and reading time provided by the festival. Please include your telephone number, email address and mailing address.
-A full draft of your play. The length of play is up to you but we do not accept submissions of partial drafts.
-A short synopsis of the plot (1-2 paragraphs).
-A cast list with full breakdown of characters, including indication of double casting possibilities

Send documents in either Microsoft Word or PDF format to womensworkfestivalNL@gmail.com (put 'WWF20 Submission' in the subject line). Applications will be juried by a reading committee of at least three members. Please note that the Women’s Work Festival does not provide feedback on submissions. All applicants will be notified by email before Christmas.

Women's Work Festival gratefully acknowledges the funding support of Canadian Heritage,  RCA Theatre, Arts NL, Canada Council for the Arts, and the City of St. John's. 

Saturday, September 28, 2019

THE NYC WOMEN'S FUND FOR MEDIA, MUSIC AND THEATRE

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The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre provides grants to encourage and support the creation of digital, film, music, television, and live theatre content that reflects the voices and perspectives of all who identify as women.

The NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre is the latest in a groundbreaking series of initiatives by the City of New York Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) to address the underrepresentation of those who identify as women in film, music, television, and theatre. New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is proud to administer this Fund, which this year adds music as a category.

The program will provide:

Finishing grants for film, television, and digital projects
Funds for the creation of music recordings or videos
Production funds for live theatre
In addition to being made by, for, or about all who identify as women, projects are eligible if they feature a strong female perspective; and/or include a female-identified director and/or producer and/or writer/songwriter and/or engineer (for recordings) and/or female protagonist(s) or lead musical role.

Grants will be given in the following categories (amounts listed are the maximum potential grant):

Fiction Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - $50,000
Fiction Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Fiction Webisode/Webseries (all forms) - $20,000
Documentary Feature (running time of 60 minutes or more) - 50,000
Documentary Short (running time of 59 minutes or less) - $25,000
Documentary Webisodes/Webseries (all lengths and forms) - $20,000
Music: Classical/Experimental/Jazz/New Music - $20,000
Music General - $20,000
Theatre Production - grant amounts up to $50,000
In 2019, finishing funds in the combined amount of $1.5 million were awarded to 63 film, TV, theatre, and digital media projects made by creatives who identify as women.

This is the second round of a $5 million, three-year program made possible through the City of New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME). The NYC Women's Fund for Media, Music and Theatre will be available for one additional award cycle opening in Summer 2020 (for 2021).

Applications for the 2020 cycle will be available on Wednesday, July 10 and will close on Tuesday, October 1 at 11:59 PM EST. Recipients will be announced in March 2020. View NYC Women's Fund FAQs here, and click below to view guidelines for each project category.

Film Project Guidelines
Music Project Guidelines
Theatre Project Guidelines

Anyone can apply and be awarded a grant regardless of actual or perceived sex, gender, gender identity or gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, partnership status, marital status, disability (including use of a service animal), race, color, national origin, alienage, citizenship status, military status, or any other class protected by City, State, or Federal law.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Women's Writes Festival (UK)

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The first Women's Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday 29th September!
If you're interested in getting involved as a Playwright then read on....

Women’s Writes PLAYWRIGHT information

About Women’s Writes

Women’s Writes is a festival of new writing showcasing female
voices. The aim of the evening is to promote female identifying playwrights and stories with female driven narrative.

What to submit

We’re looking for plays about complex, intricate female characters who don’t stick to any of those boring archetypal forms. Women who are intelligent, courageous, fallible and complex. Your piece will be female driven narrative, although characters of all genders are welcomed.
You can submit either a 10 minute extract from a larger piece of work or a 10 minute short play.

**Submission Deadline; 24th of August! **

Please keep in mind that there will be no set or props provided, so keep things simple. Best to stick to the bare minimum of props, or to things the directors/actors can easily source themselves. It’s best also to stick to casts of fewer than three/four.

There will be a basic tech set up for minimal sound and lighting but each play will only have a short slot to tech their play - so don’t give them anything too fancy to deal with. Stick to basic lighting and sound.

How to submit

Send your 10 minute play or 10 minute extract over to; womenswritesfest@gmail.com along with
a brief (less than 100 word) synopsis and a little bit of information about you!

What happens next?

If your short is included in Women’s Writes then it will be paired with a director and cast to rehearse.

Where is it?

The first Women’s Writes Festival will take place at The Arcola Theatre on Sunday the 29th of September. The day will consist of two performances. The first show will begin at 5pm and the second show will begin at 8pm.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award

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The Ziegfeld Club, one of the first New York City performing arts charities to benefit women is thrilled to announce that they will offer the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award for the Fifth consecutive year in a row. 
 
A prestigious grant in the amount of $10,000, The Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award aims to celebrate an emerging female composer or composer/lyricist who compellingly demonstrates outstanding artistic promise in musical theater composing and clearly demonstrates how the grant money & mentorship will further her artistic career.
The application process will remain open from July 29 through August 23, 2019.

The recipient of the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will be selected by a committee of industry professionals chosen by the Ziegfeld Club and will be presented at a private reception in New York City in November 2018.

Interested applicants can submit all application materials (see list below) via email to submissions@theziegfeldclubinc.com.

The following application materials are required for consideration:

Demo recordings of 3 contrasting songs from at least two separate original works of musical theater. Professional recordings are appreciated but not necessary. Piano-and-vocals are sufficient. The songs should be sent as individual MP3 files, and labeled with both the candidate’s name and the songs’ titles (Last Name, First Name- Title). Applicants retain all copyright of their work. Please do not submit live recordings.

Dramatic context and lyric sheets. Please include piano/vocal music, or scores if available.
An Artistic Statement of one page or less (no more than 500 words) describing your work in musical theater, and how the Billie Burke Ziegfeld Award will aid you in your artistic and professional goals. 
A current Resume that lists your experience and production history as a musical theater composer. Applicants will be considered eligible as emerging artists if, in the judgment of the committee, they have not already received substantial recognition in American musical theater.

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Ivoryton Playhouse Women Playwrights Initiative 2020


Fourth annual Women Playwrights Initiative: PASSION POWER PROSE 2020.
Our mission is to Inspire, Empower, Validate, and Celebrate women playwrights.
Please read the submission policy carefully
Starting June 15, 2019 women playwrights are invited to submit one-act plays written solely by women. Scripts must be in standard Samuel French playwriting format: 12 point font, character name centered, 1” margin all around. Email scripts to Laura Copland laurac@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

We are specifically looking for TWO ten-fifteen minute plays, and TWO longer plays up to one hour—approximately 50 pages. Plays running longer than one hour will not be considered. Each play will have one staged reading on either Saturday afternoon or Saturday evening on February 22, 2020.
No one-person plays or musicals will be accepted.

Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. Scripts will not be returned.

Submissions are limited to the first 150 scripts received. No play will be accepted before June 15.

These are blind submissions. The title page must include ONLY the name of the play, the characters, and the setting. DO NOT include a synopsis. A separate file is required with the playwright’s name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, and the name of the submitted play. Please also include a resume as a separate file and NOT included in the PDF file of the play.

The call is open from June 15 to August 15, 2019 OR until we receive 150 plays

Playwrights will be notified if their play was received after receipt of 150 plays or the deadline and thus, not considered.

Submissions will be acknowledged by email. Playwrights will be notified in the fall of 2019 by email if their play is selected. Playwrights whose plays were not selected will also be notified.
All ethnicities and all ages are strongly encouraged to apply.

The four selected playwrights will be invited to stay for the week of workshopping beginning the arrival day, Sunday, February 16, 2020 through to the staged readings on Saturday February 22, (performance inclement weather date and/or departure day on Sunday, February 23, 2020.)

The WPI is a workshop and playwrights are encouraged and should be prepared to work on their play, including rewrites, as needed.

Stipend: PLAYWRIGHTS: $500, plus travel from your nearest airport or train station to Ivoryton, CT on Sunday, February 16, 2020 and from Ivoryton on Sunday, February 23, 2020. Housing is provided.

DIRECTORS: The WPI also seeks resumes from women directors. Stipend: $300 and housing is provided, if needed. All ethnicities and ages strongly encouraged to apply.

READERS: We also seek resumes from male and female readers to evaluate the plays and to email feedback on a form provided. All readers will receive free admission to the staged readings. All ethnicities and ages are strongly encouraged to apply.
To download a pdf copy of these instructions, please follow this link:  WPI 2020 CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Play submissions, and Director and Reader resumes should be emailed to Laura Copland, Director of Play Development, and Founder and Director of the WPI at the Ivoryton Playhouse, laurac@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Urbanite Theatre: Modern Works Festival seeks plays by women

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The submission window is now open.
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2019

Click here to submit your play.
You must have a Google account to submit via Google Forms.

Festival Performance Dates:
October 8-13, 2019
Sarasota, FL

Playwright Eligibility:
Seeking work from emerging and established female and female-identifying playwrights. Playwrights must be available to attend the festival in Sarasota, FL, including rehearsals, to be considered for selection (October 5 - 13) 

Travel and housing is provided.

No Entry Fee
Festival Awards:
Winner $3,000 (1)
Finalist $500 (2)
Travel, housing and per diem provided for all three finalists.

Submission Rules and Requirements:

Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Urbanite’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce.  Urbanite Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:
  • Submissions must be from female or female-identifying playwrights.
  • Playwrights must reside in the United States. 
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • No musicals, translations, or adaptations.
  • Full-length plays only (at least 60 minutes)
  • Plays must require five performers or fewer.
  • Quality, female-identifying roles must be well-represented.
  • Plays must include a contact page and character breakdown.
  • One submission per playwright.
  • Any plays that do not follow these requirements will be dismissed.
  • Playwrights must be available to attend festival, including rehearsals, in Sarasota to be considered for selection (October 5 - 13). Housing, transportation and per diem will be provided to finalists.
Festival Rules and Guidelines:
  • Three finalists will be chosen to participate in the Modern Works Festival. 
  • Finalists will be selected by panel of readers and notified by Urbanite Theatre on August 12, 2019. 
  • The volume of submissions will prevent us from providing individual feedback.
  • ONLY finalist playwrights will be contacted. 
  • Plays that have been previously submitted to the Urbanite Theatre or the Modern Works Festival are not eligible to be submitted again.
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director and cast, a table read, 12 rehearsal hours, a staged reading with a total of three public performances, and facilitated post-show talkbacks. 
  • Each finalist play will be assigned a play development mentor to work with before, and during the festival.
  • Finalist playwrights are required to participate, in person, at the festival, if selected. Travel will be provided ($600 transportation limit), and local housing within walking distance to the theatre will be provided. A car is not provided at this time.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play.  
  • Winner of festival will receive a $3,000 prize. 
  • The two remaining finalists will each receive an award of $500.
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 300 scripts are received.
  • Winner will be chosen by a group of panelists in conjunction with an audience vote and will be announced October 13, 2019. 

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