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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

The Strand Theater Company Brown Sugar Bake-Off

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Deadline: September 7, 2020
Baltimore MD

The Strand Theater Company stands in solidarity with our beloved Baltimore community as we seek justice for Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and all people oppressed by systems of racism. In our efforts to learn more and do more to impact social change, we are proud to team up with Two Strikes Theatre Collective for a virtual bake-off playwrighting festival, focused on Black womxn.

Inspired by Paula Vogel’s Bake-Offs, our Brown Sugar Bake-Off is an artistic response to the worldwide outcry against systemic racism. Though Black Lives Matter was founded by three Black women, the movement (much like liberation movements before it) has historically erased and undervalued Black women.

How this works:
  • Black womxn playwrights have until September 7, 2020 to write a short play using all the ingredients and following the provided “Recipe” (aka the rules)
  • Led by Two Strikes Theatre Collective and the Strand Theatre Company, our panel of readers will then select a collection of plays that will be presented in a virtual performance Festival that launches Strand Theater Company’s 2020-2021 Season. 
  • Each selected submission will be assigned a director and a cast, and will follow a three-week rehearsal period, leading up to the Festival on October 17, 2020. All performances will be pre-recorded. Playwrights will participate in live Q&As on the day of the Festival.
  • The Festival will be presented free of admission fees to the public. Donations will be encouraged to support the participants. Stipends will be provided to all Festival participants.
Brown Sugar FREE Playwriting Workshop (led by Dr. Nae Phillips and Christen Cromwell): Our Festival is open to the Baltimore community and beyond. We understand that there may be some who would like to participate in the Festival but may not know where to begin. Or, perhaps they want a refresher on how to write a short play. This free workshop is designed for you. Interested in joining the workshop? Please email info@strand-theater.org to sign up.

Food for Thought as you prepare your submission:
  • Read this article: “The Reckoning Will Be Incomplete Without Black Women and Girls.”
  • Read this quote: “White women and black men have it both ways. They can act as oppressor or be oppressed. Black men may be victimized by racism, but sexism allows them to act as exploiters and oppressors of women. White women may be victimized by sexism, but racism enables them to act as exploiters and oppressors of black people. Both groups have led liberation movements that favor their interests and support the continued oppression of other groups. Black male sexism has undermined struggles to eradicate racism just as white female racism undermines feminist struggle. As long as these two groups or any group defines liberation as gaining social equality with ruling class white men, they have a vested interest in the continued exploitation and oppression of others.” ― bell hooks, AIN'T I A WOMAN: BLACK WOMEN AND FEMINISM (1981)

The Recipe (aka the rules):
  • Playwrights must identify as Black womxn.
  • Submissions can be a short play, choreopoem, monologue, etc. 
  • The play/submission cannot exceed 10 pages (10 minutes or less).
  • Submission must have 5 characters or less
  • All performances will be pre-recorded. If actors are in the same space, the characters must remain six feet apart from one another.
  • Must include all of the following ingredients. 
The Ingredients:
Submissions must include all ingredients, which can be physical/literal or metaphysical/symbolic.
  • a Black womxn protagonist
  • a wig
  • a sign
  • a gathering 
  • brown sugar


Timeline:
Recipe Drop - July 20, 2020
Free Playwrighting Workshop- August 22, 2020
Submission Deadline - September 7, 2020
Selected plays announcement - Late September 2020
Rehearsal Period - 21 Days prior to the Festival
Virtual Festival performances - October 17, 2020

Completed play submissions should be forwarded to tstc.baltimore@gmail.com with the following subject format:
  • Brown Sugar Bake-Off SUBMISSION [Last Name]
  • The body of the email should contain the playwright’s first and last name, address, and a primary phone number
  • Please attach a character list containing the genders (if needed) and ages of characters if the script calls for them
  • The play should be included as a PDF attachment, with the playwright’s name and contact information removed from the actual script (blind submission)

WE ARE LOOKING FOR ACTORS AND DIRECTORS interested in taking part in the Festival.
Please e-mail your interest to tstc.baltimore@gmail.com with the following subject format:
Brown Sugar Bake-Off ACTOR [Last Name]
Brown Sugar Bake-Off DIRECTOR [Last Name]

Stipends will be provided to all Festival participants

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

THE HENLEY ROSE PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION FOR WOMEN 2020

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Deadline: August 31, 2020
Knoxville TN

$22 submission fee will be waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild. Please include a scan or photo copy 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 future winners of the Henley Rose Award.
INFORMATION

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

The first 250 submissions to be received between July 1st until August 31st will be considered.

A small group of finalists will be announced in March, 2021. The First, Second, and Third Place winners will also be announced by the end of March, 2021, 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. Information on the Henley Rose Staged Reading Series will be announced at a later date.

Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted.

GUIDELINES
  • Submissions must be completed, full-length or two-act plays. No one-acts, please.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female playwright.
  • Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged.
  • Submissions are due by August 31st, 2020 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)
Script
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 photo copy 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, 2020. Should the submission cap be reached before August 31st, 2020, 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.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

ARTemis Arts Wisdom Anthology

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Deadline: September 1, 2020


Entrance Form
This ARTemis Arts project is highlighting the work of women writers over the age of 50. We aim to showcase work that needs to be read, produced and seen by the greater community, but may have little opportunity to be seen otherwise. Please share this information in your circles and help us identify, celebrate and shine a light on those women with wisdom and history to share. We will be publishing both an eBook and a printed volume.

Rules:
  1. Work must have been completed after 50th Birthday. 
  2. Work must be unpublished. 
  3. Work cannot have been previously produced in any manner. 
  4. Artists must be living. 
  5. Artists must complete entrance form
  6. If selected artists must make themselves available for ZOOM or in person interviews with reviewers and complete a biography form. 
  7. The deadline for consideration is September 1, 2020 
  8. All entries must be sent in PDF form to ARTemisAnthology@gmail.com 
  9. You may only enter each category one time. 

Selected Work:

1) Will receive cash award of $250. 2) Artists retain all rights to their work past the ARTemis Arts Anthology printings.
3) All artists included in the anthology will share an equal stake 20% of the profits in perpetuity.

ARTemis Arts “The Wisdom Anthology” will include:
  • Full Length Plays 
  • One Act Plays 
  • 10 Minute Plays 
  • Screenplays 
ARTemis Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit Organization

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Madwomen in the Attic Featured Writer Project

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As part of Madwomen in the Attic’s literacy mission, we have added a writing component to our monthly meeting tradition: The Featured Writer Project.

MITA meetings are always held on a Monday– and usually on the third Monday of the month. The reason for this is to mirror the tradition of the national holiday Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which is held on the third Monday of January each year.

In honor of literacy, the days on which we will hold our monthly meetings will be known as ‘Mad Mondays’. In celebration, on Mad Monday of each month, we will showcase a featured writer by publishing their work and sharing it (or parts of it) aloud at our meeting.

If you are willing to and interested in being a featured writer, these are the most basic stipulations:
Featured writers need to gender-identify as women or as queer, gender–non-conforming, non-binary, or gender-fluid (i.e., the Featured Writer Project does not feature people who identify as men).
Featured writers need to write something something (from any genre) that relates in some way to MITA’s mission. Featured Writers should have had some kind of experience with the mental health industry or with mental health issues, whether it be firsthand or secondary experience. We leave the perspective and style of the writing completely up to the writer.

We require more than just the central piece of writing– our writers are also asked to write a statement about their piece in relation to mental health. If you submit a piece and are selected as a featured writer, you must submit the additional parts of your submission to us by the first day of the month during the month that it will be published so that the editors will have time to offer editing suggestions or to work with you to make additions or changes to it prior to the feature date.
Featured writers need to assign a writer’s name of some sort to their contributions, whether that be “fictional” (as in Solla Sollew), “actual” (as in Jessica L. Mason), or “anonymousical” (as in Anonymous).

Your subject can be personal, political, both, or neither. You may write poetry, fiction, non-fiction, a book review, a pop culture critique, a rant, an academic essay, a treatise, a list, a resource guide, a dystopian fairy tale, a lesson plan: any kind of writing is welcome, in addition to art, as long as it pertains to and supports the organization’s mission, which is to empower women who have been affected by the mental health industry or the stigma attached to what is called mental illness.

We encourage multi-lingual entries. If a piece is written entirely in a language other than English, we ask that an English translation be provided, as well, secondarily. We also ask that if you are writing about something for which not many people are well-versed that you define unfamiliar terms clearly to make your piece as accessible as possible.

Our hope with this project is to enact radical equality by publishing the work of writers from diverse backgrounds and abilities. In contrast to the literary world of publishing, which might be inclined toward elitism and might favor those who are privileged; Madwomen in the Attic seeks to nurture a sense of equality in the right to express. For novice writers to be able to write alongside veteran writers, despite differences in linguistic prowess, it sends out an acknowledgment of our equality as human beings.

The Featured Writer Project aims to combat the suppression of the voices of those, throughout history, who have had their rights and their voices ignored or taken away by systems of patriarchal power.

Madwomen in the Attic is not funded, sponsored, or financially supported by any source outside of the financial contributions (donations) of its co-founders. The group is a labor of love that relies 100% on the unpaid labor of its co-founders. Thus, MITA cannot and does not provide financial compensation to writers for their contributions to our projects or sites. We are a purely grassroots volunteer organization. Neither of our co-founders receives any financial compensation for anything related to the group. We pay for our website and for materials for our meetings through out of our own pockets. While we cannot offer financial payment for writing, what we do offer is a communal space and writing and advocacy opportunities.

If you wish to be a Mad Monday Featured Writer but do not have access to a pen, paper, or a computer to do so, please contact MITA and we will try our best to offer assistance. If you need assistance with putting your words onto paper or into a textual medium, please contact us and we will work with you to create a solution.

Send submissions to madwomenofwny@gmail.com or visit us on Facebook.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival 2021 seeks one-act plays by women

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Deadline: August 30, 2020
Ivoryton Connecticut

The Ivoryton Playhouse has announced its Fifth Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival. The company is currently seeking submissions of one-act plays by women playwrights.

The IWPF provides the 4 writers whose work is chosen paid travel to Ivoryton and housing while here, 3 days of intensive workshops with a director and actors for play development and participation in a staged reading festival in February/March 2021(actual date to be determined). There is also a $500 stipend.

Ten minute plays are acceptable, and all plays must run no more than one hour.

Completed manuscripts will be accepted by email only until August 30th.

Interested playwrights should email a completed manuscript, (for musicals include a script and CD), with name and contact info.

The Women Playwrights' Initiative also seeks resumes from directors (CT residents only), and those interested in being readers, both men and women.

Play submissions, and resumes from directors and readers should be emailed to Jacqui Hubbard, Artistic Director jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Feels Blind Literary seeks work by women

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Deadline: June 1, 2020

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

Submissions for Issue #5 are open until June 1, 2020 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. Please put in the subject line the category to which you are submitting and include a short bio written in the third person. Please be certain your name does not appear anywhere on your submission document, however.

While we are adamant about not charging a submission fee, as we feel this creates a barrier in terms of who can submit and how often, we encourage submitters to donate what they can using the donate tab. We hope to work toward being able to pay our contributors.

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

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

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

Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.
Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words.
Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.
Plays: Send one one-act play up to 20 pages.
Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.
Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi.

While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.

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

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Feels Blind Issue #5 seeks submissions by women

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Deadline: May 1, 2020
Feels Blind Literary welcomes submissions of short fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and art from new and emerging writers and artists who identify as women.

Submissions for Issue #5 are open until May 1, 2020 and should be sent to feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. 

Please put in the subject line the category to which you are submitting and include a short bio written in the third person. Please be certain your name does not appear anywhere on your submission document, however.

While we are adamant about not charging a submission fee, as we feel this creates a barrier in terms of who can submit and how often, we encourage submitters to donate what they can using the donate tab. We hope to work toward being able to pay our contributors.

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

Submissions must be previously unpublished, original works.

We will do our best to respond to each submission within 90 days. If 90 days has passed, please send us an inquiry at feelsblindliterary@gmail.com. We will try our best to respond much sooner.

  • Short Fiction: Send one story up to 7000 words.
  • Flash Fiction: Send one story up to 1000 words. 
  • Creative Non-Fiction: Send one personal essay or memoir up to 5000 words.
  • Plays: Send one one-act play up to 20 pages.
  • Poetry: Send 3-5 poems. If spoken word, send 1-3 recordings.

Art & Music: We are open to all mediums and genres. For art work, submissions must be adaptable to accommodate the space, so send us your work in a minimum of 300 ppi.

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While we won't know exactly what we like until we see it, we do like honest, accessible work. Things that are overly abstract or don't make readers feel something don't do it for us. We want you to make us laugh and/or cry. We want you to challenge us as readers. We want your work to pass the Bechdel Test. We will not tell you which writers we worship, though we will tell you we don't worship Raymond Carver, Ernest Hemingway, or John Updike.

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

Spark Creative Works seeks one-act plays by women

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Deadline: May 3, 2020

East Islip, NY

We are looking for submissions of ONE ACT PLAYS that run between 10-20 minutes in length. (Though we will consider longer pieces if the play matches several of the criteria points below).

Pieces must be ORIGINAL but can be previously produced.

We are looking to showcase works from female. All plays must fit one or more of the criteria below:

- Written by a woman.
- The piece features a strong female lead
- The piece features a predominately female cast OR
- The piece addresses a topic important to women that is rarely touched.

Please limit characters from 1-5 per submission (MAX)

*We feel that this criteria would provide opportunities for female performers to step into powerful roles and would be keeping with the overall goal of the festival.

Writers can be involved in the process but are encouraged not to direct their own pieces as we are trying to promote collaboration within our theatre community.

Submission Deadline: May 3rd, 11:59 p.m.

We will be holding auditions for a cast of about 10-15 performers and we will be bringing on board 5-8 female directors to work in collaboration with our writers for this project. We are hoping for between 20-40+ submissions. All submissions will be read and selected by a committee chosen by SPARK Creative Works compromised of local female theatre professionals.  We look forward to reading your submissions!

Please send all submissions to: info.sparkcreativeworks@gmail.com
*with subject line: WOMENS WRITING FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

Sponsored by Broadhollow Theatre Co.
The festival performances will be performed at Broadhollow Theatre Co. in East Islip.
Performance Dates are August 7th, 8th, 9th 2020

Saturday, April 11, 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.

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

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

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