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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Ingram New Works Lab Application

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Submission Deadline is Sunday June 30 at 11:59PM Central Time

The Ingram New Works Lab is a season-long generative residency and artistic home-away-from-home for playwrights to create and develop a new play while in residence at Nashville Rep. Lab playwrights travel to Nashville approximately once a month to receive transformative support and radical hospitality as they share and develop a new work from the idea stage to a complete draft to be presented at the 2020 Ingram New Works Festival.

Nashville Rep will provide the playwrights-in-residence:

  • A season-long script development lab that meets in Nashville 
  • Travel, Housing, and Hospitality for all Lab meetings in Nashville
  • An artist-led development process designed to support the playwright
  • Access to professional actors and directors
  • Access to professional marketing and audience development resources
  • A week-long development lab with the Ingram New Works Fellow
  • A staged reading presented as part of the Ingram New Works Festival

Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft, participating in monthly Lab meetings, participation in Playwrights week, and participation in the New Works Festival

All participating Lab playwrights must commit to be available for all dates:

Lab Dates: September 19-22; October 24-27; December 5-8; March 5-8; April 16-19

Playwrights Week: January 11-17, 2020

Ingram New Works Festival: May 11-16, 2020 (Playwrights must be in attendance May 6-17, 2020)

Should a playwright-in-residence miss multiple commitments, they may be asked to forgo their place in the New Works Lab.

APPLICATION MATERIALS

All applications must include the following:

·  A one-page letter of intent stating your objectives for working on a new play in the Ingram New Works Lab. The letter must include a description of your proposed project. Please note: the Ingram New Works Project is designed for plays in their earliest stages and does not accept projects that have already received developmental support.

·  A resume

·  A full-length play that best represents your writing skill. Author and contact information must appear on the title page. We do not accept musicals or screenplays.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please use the form below. Upload your letter of intent, resume, and play as separate PDFs. Other file formats will not be accepted.Your application must include all three files. You will receive a confirmation email shortly to verify your submission.

PLEASE VISIT OUR FAQ PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM AND APPLICATION

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Additional questions can be sent to Nate Eppler, Director of the Ingram New Works Project at nate@nashvillerep.org

Friday, June 7, 2019

Civilians’ R&D Group

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The Civilians’ R&D Group provides writers, composers, directors, and/or performance makers in NYC with a space to develop investigative theater projects.

The group meets 12 times over 9 months, during which time each artist or team of artists shares the progress of their project. The creative process may include interviewing, community engagement, research, or other experimental methods of inquiry. Teams are given a very short rehearsal process to address development goals at the end of the season, culminating in public presentations of the works-in-progress.

Applications are due by June 17, 2019
Please apply below or via this link
Direct questions to rdgroup@thecivilians.org
Learn more about the current R&D Group HERE

APPLY HERE – The Civilians R&D Group 2019-2020 Application

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Bechdel Group Fall 2019 Workshop Series

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Submissions for the Fall 2019 Workshop Series are currently open.
Submissions will close May 31, 2019.

Please read the description of what we do and what we are looking for carefully.
  • We do not produce work. 
  • We do not work with scripts that are 'finished.'
  • We do not work with playwrights who do not read submission guidelines.
We accept new plays and screenplays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts - anything in progress.  Our readings are designed to provide an opportunity to further script development, so we're excited about work that is not yet 'complete'.  We typically feature 20 - 35 pages (roughly a half hour) of a script.

Our aim is provide an informal, festive, safe space to hear your work and get feedback from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and theater lovers.

We are happy to accept submissions that are being shopped elsewhere, but we ask that you contact us if your script is selected for another workshop, a staged reading, or production.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we regret that we cannot give each submission individual feedback.

Your submission MUST:
  • Be in progress. Our aim is to provide a space that will help you develop your work. If your script or screenplay is 'finished', has had full productions, or is about to be produced, we are not the right organization for you. We are happy to consider work that has had prior workshops or informal/staged readings, if you still consider your script in development.
  • Pass the Bechdel Test. You must have at least two female-identifying characters, with names, who have a full scene/conversation that is not about their romantic relationships.
  • We are constantly discussing the Bechdel Test and the way it serves (or fails to serve) our mission. We know that as a 'test', there are flaws and gaps. We are indeed interested in scripts that push boundaries and raise discussion points - however, this is our baseline. Please do not send us two-handers with one male and one female character or scripts with only one female character. Please do not send all male scripts.
  • Support our mission of fostering strong, complex, dynamic roles for women.
What we want:
  • Complex, layered female characters.
  • Thoughtful consideration of your needs in terms of script development - we look at the questions you're asking about your work carefully.
What we do not want:
  • Scripts that just manage to pass the Bechdel Test. If your main female character goes 60 pages without interacting with anyone but men, chances are good we will not be interested. If your qualifying scene does not forward your plot, chances are good we will not be interested.
Have you read all this? Are you feeling confident about The Bechdel Group as a good fit for you?
Well, then, click here to submit.

Contact
Questions? Not sure if your script qualifies? Clarifications? Email us at bechdelgroup@gmail.com

Sunday, April 14, 2019

2020 Page 73 Development Programs Application

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DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2019

Page 73 has two play development programs available to early-career playwrights through this application. Playwrights may apply for either or both programs as they see fit and are eligible (see below).

1. The Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship

The Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship provides a year of comprehensive support to one early-career playwright who has not received a professional production in New York City (please see eligibility requirements below). Through this program, Page 73 provides artistic and financial resources to this writer as they develop one or more new plays of their choosing. The Page 73 Playwriting Fellow receives an unrestricted award of $10,000 and a development budget, managed by Page 73 and the Fellow over the course of the Fellowship year, up to an additional $10,000.
The Fellow is encouraged to think creatively about using Fellowship resources to meet concrete goals that might not otherwise be possible. These goals may include, but are not limited to, development of one or more new plays, assistance in building relationships within the New York City theater community, research, and/or travel. Please note that funds from the Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship do not cover full-scale productions, nor does Page 73 commit to producing the work of the Fellow. The Fellowship incorporates at least one public presentation by the Fellow. Page 73 also helps the Fellow identify and connect with collaborators, including directors, designers, actors and dramaturgs, for Fellowship projects.

The Fellow is associated with Page 73 for the calendar year, from January 1 to December 31. After being selected, they work with Page 73’s staff to develop a plan for the year and establish a timeline for the development work to be done on the new play or plays. The Fellow may also be invited to participate in the Page 73 Summer Residency and, if eligible, Interstate 73 (described below) during the Fellowship year.

If the Fellow is not a New York City resident, they must be prepared to travel to New York during the Fellowship year in order to fully engage in the opportunities that the Fellowship provides.

Past Page 73 Playwriting Fellows are Kirsten Greenidge, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Jason Grote, Krista Knight, Tommy Smith, Heidi Schreck, Eliza Clark, Janine Nabers, Max Posner, Caroline V. McGraw, Clare Barron, Nick Gandiello, Hansol Jung, John J. Caswell, Jr., and C. A. Johnson. The current Fellow is Sanaz Toossi.

2. Interstate 73

Interstate 73 is Page 73’s yearlong writers group. Consisting of six to eight playwrights and led by Page 73’s Producing Artistic Director and Artistic Associate, Interstate 73 meets twice monthly on weeknight evenings at our office in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Each playwright receives a stipend for participating. Participants bring in pages that are read aloud and discussed by the group. Each participating playwright is also given an opportunity for a reading of a completed work, which can be public or private, depending on the playwright’s interests and needs. Page 73's staff works with each playwright to craft the reading to be as useful as possible for the writer.
Interstate 73 begins each year in January, and meetings run through December; sessions are typically suspended for a period in the summer. Please consult the eligibility requirements below. Page 73 selects participants from individuals we meet through this application process as well as from individuals who have become known to the company through other means.

Note: While Page 73's staff may, from time to time, offer a spot in Interstate 73 to a playwright who meets the eligibility requirements but has not completed an application for the program, anyone who wishes to be considered for the 2020 Fellowship must submit this application.

Applicants for both programs:

1. The applicant must be a US resident at the time of participation;

2. The applicant must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays;

3. The applicant must have made a commitment to playwriting as a professional goal;

4. The applicant must have never received a production of his/her work in New York City that was larger than an Actors' Equity Showcase Code presentation;

5. The applicant must not be enrolled in a full-time degree/certificate program at the time of participation.
The following materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 15, 2019 to be considered for the 2020 development programs.

A. Completed Online Application Form (Below) *NOTE: Please have all your PDF documents ready to upload. The work on this form cannot be saved.

B. Letter of Intent (uploaded as a PDF)

1,000 word limit. Please address all of the following questions.

1. Please introduce yourself. Tell us briefly about your work. What interests you? What do you hope to accomplish through your writing?

2. What do you consider to be your greatest artistic challenge at this point in your career?

3. What do you consider to be your greatest professional challenge at this point in your career?

4. Being specific, how do you feel Page 73's program(s) will help you address the challenges you describe in questions 2 and 3?

C. A 10-page sample from a full script (uploaded as a PDF). No title page is necessary; you will list the title of the work in the Online Application Form. We are very open to receiving samples that do not come from the beginning of your play. If you feel your sample requires a brief contextual introduction, feel free to include that on the first page.

D. The full script from which you selected your 10-page sample (uploaded as a PDF)

E. Playwriting Resume (uploaded as a PDF). Note: We do not wish to receive a bio in place of or in addition to a resume.

F. Name and Contact Information of a professional reference.
Interstate 73 applicants:

Attendance at all Interstate 73 sessions is extremely important; please do not apply for Interstate 73 if you will be unable to attend group meetings in New York City on a regular basis. Playwrights' stipends are tied to attendance. Priority is given to writers who are not involved in a similarly structured institutional writing group and who will be present in the New York City area for the calendar year.

We understand this application occurs well in advance of 2019 and appreciate that schedules and institutional affiliations change. If you are not sure about your involvement in other writers groups or your location for 2019, you are welcome to apply for Interstate 73 and update us accordingly regarding your eligibility.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Plays In Progress Series seeks full-length plays

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Athena Project, located in Denver, Colorado, is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS). This Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in one of three models: concert or table readings and our workshops.

Rehearsals and presentation will take place in Denver at a location to be determined over the course of approximately March-April 2020. Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and basic design elements during presentations. Scripts are accepted from March 1 – April 15, 2019.

Submission Guidelines are as follows:
  • 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.
  • Previously un-produced 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.
  • Submission must include:
  • a. BLIND script in PDF format – PAGE ONE of PDF script MUST have TITLE, CHARACTER BREAKDOWN & SYNOPSIS of script, 200 word limit (This file will contain NO playwright contact info*)
  • b. Cover letter addressing: 1) what the playwright would like to accomplish working with a director, dramaturg and cast and 2) how she heard about the call for submissions
  • c. Resume 
  • Plays submitted without all supporting materials included will be disqualified.
  • We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for rehearsals as needed, and for at least one performance 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 rehearsal and performance schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright after all plays are selected. Travel stipends are offered.
  • Contact us via LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.org if you have any questions about submitting. You will receive a confirmation upon receipt of materials.

*Contact information must be listed ONLY on resume and cover letter, 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).

Timeline:
  • Deadline to submit all materials is midnight, April 15, 2019**
  • Three – six finalists will be selected by September 2019
  • Directors and Dramaturgs will be selected by October 2019
  • Casting will be between November-December 2019
  • Rehearsals will begin in February 2020
  • Plays In Progress Series will open approximately March or April 2020

**Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2019.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Brick Playhouse The Pool

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What Is The Pool?

Founded by The Present Company in 2005 and now working under the aegis of The Brick,
The Pool is a workshop group of writers, actors, and directors that has developed some of indie theater’s most recognizable works.

The Pool is a rigorous (but laid-back) play development group that allows playwrights, directors, and actors to hear new work and receive feedback. We meet every other week for three hours a session through the fall, winter, and spring at various spaces.

Writers are encouraged to claim reading slots in advance and write to the deadline. Slots usually consist of approximately 30 pages of new work, though this can vary widely. Participants are strongly encouraged to invite actors in to read their work, and The Pool will endeavor to keep an informal directory of actors willing to come play with us. Entire scripts may be read on an on-needed basis, and participants are strongly encouraged to arrange these in advance.

The mission of The Pool is to develop new plays, and is structured around the growth of the work itself. As such, most of its active participants are playwrights, however other artists are welcome to bring in new work as well. It is the interests and needs of the work that predominate.

Participants may decline comments, read whatever length piece they need to hear, or bring in ideas to brainstorm... however best the resources of The Pool may be used to meet the needs of the work.

The Pool provides a consistent and safe peer environment for dedicated artists to experiment with their work. A respect for the needs of the play, no matter the stage of development, and a dedication to the voice of the project inform spirited feedback sessions. Flexibility and consistency are the keys to providing the group with inspiration, community, and a sense of purpose.

Admission to The Pool

The Pool works with a steady rotation of 6-8 projects. Playwrights, directors, or actors may submit a project to the Pool. Admission is on a rolling basis.

Artists wanting to submit a project to The Pool should send either a script or a brief treatment, a bio, and a short statement that briefly answers these three questions: how would you describe what you are working on, what are your goals for the project, and why do you think working in a group such as the Pool can help you reach them?

Send above materials to thepool [at] bricktheater.com.

Pool Performances

As part of its association with The Brick, The Pool will present projects developed in its workshops for performance as staged readings twice during the year (dates TBD). These reading will be free and open to the public.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Alive in Plasticland: Improv Workshop FREE

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Sat, December 8th 5PM EST
Central time: 4PM
Mountain time: 3PM
Pacific Standard Time: 2PM

Featuring UCB and Second City performers.

Watch or participate from anywhere in the world, with or without a VR headset.

Improv show December 15

Have you ever wanted to learn Improv? This popular acting style is being taught in the safety of virtual reality. Alive in Plasticland is a workshop that will feature games and techniques to help you learn this popular acting style in a fun social atmosphere.
Classic Improv Teachings:

  • Spontaneity, creativity, and collaboration
  • Making strong choices
  • Creating characters
  • Overcoming hesitations
  • Having fun and enjoying life
Improv theater has been the driving factor in many popular TV shows and movies. Everyone is encouraged to join this safe and creative environment. Especially if you've always wanted to try but have been hesitant.

Alive in Plasticland works with performers and artists across practices through immersive technologies including virtual reality. Professional improv actors and teachers in the NYC theater scene create this VR Improv Troupe, the first of its kind in the VR industry.

There is a $5 suggested donation for this workshop. It can be paid directly to the acting company using High Fidelity Coin - stable cryptocurrency - from your wallet at the event.

Special thanks to sponsor VRBAR, Brooklyn's First Virtual Reality Arcade, for hosting the performers.


More info:
https://medium.com/alive-in-plasticland/hey-you-yeah-you-in-the-basement-ae870c3001b8

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alive-in-plasticland-improv-workshop-in-virtual-reality-tickets-52923093397

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/alive-in-plasticland-improv-theater-performance-in-virtual-reality-tickets-52925499594

Saturday, November 3, 2018

The Writers’ Round Table 2019

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The Joust is now accepting applications for our 2019 Writers' Round Table, a developmental playwriting group.

We are seeking playwrights to submit proposals for in-process, unproduced plays that re-imagine and/or subvert systemic norms (political, societal, religious, etc.). The Writers' Round Table will meet 2 times per month over a 9 month period to develop their plays with constructive feedback from other playwrights, a developmental workshop with actors, and dramaturgy from the artistic staff of The Joust, culminating in a reading festival produced by the Joust Theatre Company. Playwrights will receive a modest stipend for participating in the Round Table.

 How do I submit?

Please send the following in PDF form to JoustLiterary@gmail.com with the subject line "Writers' Round Table - YOUR NAME":

- A writing resume with your contact information

- A one-page artistic statement. Tell us what you're interested in exploring through your next play, what the Writers' Round Table can help you with, and how this project fits with our mission statement.

- If this is a project you have already begun work on, send us a few pages to give us a sense of the piece. If not, please provide a detailed summary of the project.

- A completed play that you feel best showcases your voice.

Please note that the Round Table will function at its best if everyone involved is present in person for every meeting, so if you have any conflicts spanning more than three consecutive weeks in the 2019 calendar year, please note that in your application.

Applications are due by Sunday, November 11th, 2018

Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Sauk Plays-in-Development 2019

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We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood that changes can be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

The goal of Plays-in-Development is help playwrights continue to develop plays that have yet to be produced. By working with a director and actors, the playwright can learn vital information about their work. After the public readings, playwrights are able to participate in a talkback with the audience. We want playwrights to leave the experience with positive and constructive feedback to improve their plays.

It is expected that the selected playwrights will be involved in the Plays-in-Development process. The plays will first go through notes with the executive director in early 2019. A director will then be assigned to each play and work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in early June with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings.

Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place in early July 2019. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide the opportunity for the playwrights to fly to Michigan and be involved in the final days of rehearsals and the public reading.

Please e-mail a draft copy of the script, a one paragraph plot description and playwright's contact information to Executive Director Trinity Bird at saukpid@gmail.com.

The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 5, 2018. 

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. The selected plays will be announced on or before November 1, 2018.  For more information, contact the e-mail above.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Mid-America Theatre Conference seeks 10 minute plays

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Playwriting Symposium—Call for Ten-Minute Plays

The Playwriting Symposium of the Mid-America Theatre Conference seeks submissions of new, unproduced ten-minute plays by playwrights who wish to participate in our Dramatists Play Lab. All submissions must be received by OCTOBER 1, 2018.

The all-conference theme for our 2019 conference in Cleveland is “Invention.” Whether born of necessity or sheer inspiration, from manifestos to manifestations of our creativity, how do theatres and practitioners design, innovate, and invent? How do historians address inventions or invent new histories? How do these inventions reshape our understanding of our histories, practices, and possibilities on the page, the stage, in the archives, and our classrooms? What gizmos, contraptions, and whirligigs, material or abstract, support our curiosity, passion, discoveries, and experimentation? How might a work’s reception be shaped/reshaped through invention? What inventions are waiting on the horizon? We invite you to explore ways in which we devise, adapt, improvise, and inspire original ideas in our practices, pedagogies, stories, histories, and historiographies. We encourage playwrights to consider the all-conference theme as a springboard to generate plays that problematize traditional stories and structures, although submissions not directly related to the conference theme will be considered as well.

The Playwriting Symposium invites proposals of 10-minute scripts around the theme of “Invention.” This is a juried event, and while we invite all playwrights to submit, the call for scripts is directed primarily at academic playwrights who are faculty members or graduate students and/or professionals in the field who seek the opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from their peers. First-time conference attendees are welcome to submit! Cleveland is a popular conference site for MATC, so we are particularly eager for your help in spreading the word to playwrights in colleges, universities and professional communities within easy travel distance from our conference site!

The selected plays will be rehearsed and presented as staged readings during the Playwriting Symposium sessions. Each play will have an assigned team of a director, dramaturg, actors and possibly scenographers and stage managers. Each ten-minute play receives limited rehearsal time at the conference. All participants assigned to a given project will have the final script in hand prior to the start of the conference. A small number of additional plays will be selected for cold readings as a part of our annual Fringe Festival.

All selected playwrights must register for the conference and are expected to attend rehearsals for their play and participate in a post-reading discussion. Alas, there is no funding from the conference for travel or lodging costs.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Scripts must be typewritten using Samuel French or similar guidelines with a Times New Roman 12-point font.

Scripts may not exceed ten minutes in length. We will NOT accept plays with longer run times. Please time your plays prior to submission. A general page estimate for a 10-minute play includes approximately 8-9 pages, although this is clearly not an exact science. Scripts with fast-paced dialogue are often much shorter in time than plays with extensive monologues.

Due to the nature of the conference, please limit your script to two-four actors. Roles may be doubled within our acting pool, but the symposium can only accommodate a maximum of four actors per script.

Submitted scripts should bear only the title of the play and NOT the name and address of the author. To ensure blind review, include a separate cover page document with the title of the play, name of the author, address, phone number, email, and university/college, theatre, or state affiliation.

Playwrights may submit only one (1) 10-minute play script to the conference. Playwrights who submit multiple plays will not be considered. Plays that have been produced or have received readings or workshops prior to the submission date are not eligible for the Symposium. Please note that playwrights may also submit one (1) full-length or one-act play to the Plays-in-Progress initiative under a separate CFP.

If you are also interested in (or know someone else who is interested in) acting or directing, or serving as a dramaturg, scenographer or stage manager, please apply (or have them apply) under separate cover. There is a separate CFP for those roles.

No individual may submit to more than two symposia. This limit is put in place to avoid scheduling conflicts and to provide more individuals the opportunity to present. Please keep in mind, all the activities tied to playwriting and play development are part of a single symposia: Playwriting.

Submit plays and cover pages by email attachment in PDF format to Eric Thibodeaux-Thompson, Playwriting Symposium Co-Chair (ethib1@uis.edu). Please direct any questions to Eric.

Acceptances will be acknowledged by December 2018 or earlier.

Friday, September 7, 2018

RTO Productions seeks plays for Stage to Screen series

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RTO Productions, in association with The Hive SJ, is looking for unproduced playwrights for the "Stage to Screen" series.

Plays should have 6 or fewer actors and should have no previous productions.

The chosen play(s) will be produced as elevated workshop productions. Each production will be filmed and made available to the author. The plays chosen will be awarded a prize of $1000.

All types of plays will be considered for productions.

If a musical is submitted, all music must be original and you must have the rights to use free and clear.

RTO Productions and The Hive SJ have a commitment to diversity and to snoring all traditions. As such, all scripts will be "blind read", given to the readers with no indication of gender or ethnicity. Our one requirement is "don't bore us."

Submit by September 15, 2018, 5:00 pm PST. If your play is chosen for the final round of consideration, we will notify you via email by mid-October 2018.

Final production choice(s) will be announced mid-November.

Submission requirements:

Via email: by September 15, 2018 5:00 PM PST
(1) a one-page synopsis of your play;
(2) a character list and description;
(3) a short playwright bio;
(4) the play in its entirety.

NOTE: scripts must be submitted in PDF format by email.

You may also choose to submit a brief (no longer than one page) explanation of your vision or what to accomplish from the writing and subsequent production of this play.

Email to: submissions@stagetoscreen.org

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Living Room Theater New Play Incubator: Cultural Identity

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Living Room Theater is seeking playwrights to develop plays on the theme “Cultural Identity” for its New Play Incubator.  In the course of 3 weeks, the playwrights individually will create a 10 minute play related to cultural identity. Each group will culminate in a staged reading for the public. Actors and director will be provided for the reading. 
 
There is no fee to submit or to participate. Playwrights that have participated in the previous incubator are not eligible to apply at this time. Playwrights must be able to attend all meetings. Please do not submit if you cannot make all the meetings of at least one group. 

All meetings/rehearsals/readings will be held in Manhattan. Non-New York based playwrights may apply but must be able to travel to the meetings/reading. No travel stipend is provided.
 
9/23/18 from 1-4pm
9/30/19 from 1-4pm
10/7/18 from 1-4pm 

Staged reading date: 10/25/18 from 6-10pm
 
Please submit a resume, a 10 minute play, and a short paragraph in the email why you would be interested in writing about the theme “Cultural Identity” to lvtnewplays@gmail.com Only selected finalists will be asked to interview the week of 09/10/18. 

Submission deadline is September 7, 2018.
 
Living Room Theater has been producing and developing new plays in New York City since 2010.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

INTRODUCING THE TERRY SCHREIBER NEW WORKS INITIATIVE 2018

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The T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre is excited to introduce our “New Works Initiative,” (formerly the New Works Project). The T. Schreiber Theatre is dedicating its resources to providing writers with the opportunity to hear their works read out loud and in a professional setting, while inviting our audience to join us in informing the development of new plays all season long.

At the end of the season, the plays read will be considered for a Workshop Production in September of 2019, produced by the Studio.

Mission Statement: The Terry Schreiber New Works Initiative is committed to supporting the development of new plays in a safe and nurturing environment-one that serves the playwright while enriching the T. Schreiber community as a whole. The Theatre will provide the playwright access to the expertise of experienced theatre professionals, sophisticated and well-trained actors, and a supportive, interactive audience. In the New Works Initiative, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre will develop new theatrical productions through a series of staged readings and collaborative refinement. The goal is to foster and elevate writers’ work to its fullest potential. Each piece has the opportunity to be considered for a Workshop Production in September of 2019.

The New Works Initiative is committed to script development and successful production of new works. Chosen projects are expected to participate fully in the development process: working directly with the T. Schreiber Studio staff during staged readings; interacting with audiences post-readings; and if chosen, participating in a Workshop Production. T. Schreiber cannot provide transportation or housing to playwrights submitting works from outside the NYC area.

Guidelines: Successful submission of a project does not guarantee a slot in the 2018 – 2019 season’s New Works Initiative. Plays accepted for an Invited Reading in the 2018 – 2019 season agree to be considered for Workshop Production in September of 2019.

Only full-length stage plays that have not yet been produced on a full scale will be considered, with a few exceptions being made for full length screenplays (however preference will be given to theatre pieces.) Projects with an outside director may be considered, however the director and playwright agree to give casting priority to students and alumni from the T. Schreiber Studio.

Submissions are now open for the 2018-2019 season.

Submissions will be accepted through July 31st, 2018.  

Playwrights may submit a single full-length script.

Send a BLIND copy (a copy that has NO identifying information about the playwright) of your full-length play to NewWorks@tschreiber.org.

Along with your play submission, please include a New Works Initiative Application resume, character breakdown and brief synopsis of the play.  If your play is selected for a reading you will be notified by email. 

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Living Room Series Submissions

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We are now accepting submissions for the 27th season of The Living Room Series, our New Play Development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented  voices are strongly encouraged.

The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings at the 2nd Stage Theater in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The Living Room Series offers a week-long collaborative rehearsal process for the playwright, director and actors to explore and refine the play before presenting it to an audience. The performances are minimally staged, with actors carrying scripts, and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Blank accepts plays for consideration for our Living Room Series (workshops of new plays) via Submittable. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented  voices are strongly encouraged. The Blank is firmly committed to  supporting gender parity and diversity.

Submissions will be accepted from June 1 - July 21 through this form only.

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY

  • Submission must be full-length (one-acts or ten-minutes will not be considered at this time).
  • Submission must not have received a full production. Submissions that have received full productions, even if they have undergone significant post-production revisions, will not be considered. The Blank considers staged readings and academic productions exceptions to this rule.
  • If a script was declined for a prior season, please note what significant revisions have been made (in your Artistic Statement).
  • Playwrights may only submit one script per submission period.


Saturday, June 30, 2018

INGRAM NEW WORKS LAB

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Nashville Rep will award up to four residencies in the New Works Lab. Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft. The Ingram Works Lab does not develop plays that have already received substantial developmental support or production. Lab playwrights commit to all dates including participation in monthly Lab meetings, participation in the New Works symposium week, rehearsals for the New Works Festival, and participation in the New Works Festival as a featured playwright."

All playwrights who accepts a residency must commit to be available for all Lab, Playwrights Week, and Festival dates:

  • Lab Meeting Dates: Oct. 18-21; Nov. 15-18; Dec. 13-16; March 14-17; April 11-14
  • Playwrights Week: January 12-19, 2019
  • New Works Festival: May 8-18, 2019 (Playwrights must be in attendance May 5-19, 2019)

Should a playwright-in-residence miss any commitments, they may be asked to forgo their place in the New Works Lab.

All applications must include the following material:

 A letter of intent describing your proposed project. Please include a description of the project, a description of any work you have already begun on the project, and your objectives for working on this play at the Ingram New Works Lab.
 One Page Resume / Bio with history as a playwright.
 A full-length play that best represents your voice. Author and contact information must appear on the title page. Please do not submit musicals, screenplays, TV scripts, or children’s theatre.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please use the form below for your submission. Upload your letter of intent, one page bio/resume, and sample play in PDF format. Please save files as LASTNAME_LETTER.pdf, LASTNAME_RESUME.pdf, and LASTNAME­_(TITLE OF YOUR PLAY). Your application must include all three files. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. You will receive a confirmation email to verify your submission.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS JULY 6, 2018

We strongly suggest you read our FAQ before applying.

Additional questions can be sent to Nate Eppler, Playwright-in-Residence and Director of the Ingram New Works Project, at nate@nashvillerep.org.

Find answers to commonly asked questions about the Ingram New Works Project with the document below.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

BMI Theatre Workshop

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Deadlines
Composers/Lyricists: August 1, 2018.
Librettists: June 1, 2018.
Applicants will be notified by August 21, 2018.

Application Materials

  • Composer: Three contrasting compositions - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
  • Lyricist: Three contrasting lyrics in PDF format - uptempo, comedy song, ballad.
  • Composer/Lyricist: Three contrasting songs - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
  • Librettist: A script sample of at least ten consecutive pages. Material written for the stage is preferred, but screenplays or teleplays are acceptable. Material need not include songs. Please include a sample of comedy writing.
  • Note that if you apply as a composer and a lyricist, you will be accepted as one or the other (that is, as either a composer or a lyricist) and you will be assigned different collaborators over the course of the year. If you apply as both a composer/lyricist and a librettist and are accepted as both, you will spend your first year as a composer/lyricist only, as the two groups meet at the same time.

Auditions

Select applicants will be invited to audition in early September. Librettist are accepted on the basis of their written materials and are not required to audition.

At the auditions, composers and composer/lyricists will be asked to perform at least two contrasting theatrical compositions; lyricists will be asked to recite samples of their theatrical lyrics. All auditions must be done live, using a piano.

Program upon Acceptance

The Workshop runs September through May in New York City. Prospective members must make their own living arrangements in the city or be able to commute weekly.

During the first year, composers and lyricists are paired off and are asked to create appropriate songs based on scenes from various sources. The writers perform their assignments, which are then discussed by the other writers and the moderators. There are analyses and discussions of current and past musicals, with an eye to understanding form and structure. Every effort is made to insure that each writer retains his or her individual style.

In the Workshop’s final phase (Second Year), teams work on a musical. The Workshop functions as a forum and a sounding board for works in progress, as music and lyrics are critically evaluated and open dialogue is encouraged.

At the end of each Second Year, the Workshop Committee determines which writers from the group are invited to join the Advanced Workshop. Not everyone is asked. This Workshop is intended for writers of professional caliber who are expected to contribute to the vitality of the musical theatre scene.

The Librettist Workshop reads and critiques its members’ work in a moderated roundtable discussion format, with material going through various drafts from on-one synopses to fully scripted scenes. There are occasional cold readings of an entire project.

Schedule & Fees

The First Year Workshop meets Monday at 6:15 p.m. The Second Year Workshop meets Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. The Advanced Workshop meets Monday at 4:00 p.m.

There is no fee to apply for or participate in the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dramatists Guild Foundation

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DGF Fellows is open to playwrights and musical theater writers who have participated in an organized theatrical workshop within the last ten years, have participated in a graduate program in theatrical writing within the last five years, or have comparable experience, such as one or more professional productions. Musical theater writers may apply as individuals or in teams of up to three collaborators. Playwrights may only apply as individuals.

Admitted playwrights and musical theater writers will receive a stipend, and meet twice a month in NYC to share progress on their pieces and receive feedback from Program Chairs, guest artists, and the Fellows class.

Application Timeline

April 27: Applications close

FELLOWS APPLICATIONS WILL NOW STAY OPEN UNTIL

12PM (EDT) ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 2ND

Early fall 2018: Selected Fellows announced

Application materials can only be submitted online.

The full application will consist of:

• Excerpts from a play or musical in development. Please note that you must apply with excerpts from the show you would like to develop in the program.

• A cover letter responding to the following prompt: “Describe a time when you felt part of a community.”

• A letter of recommendation from a theater educator, mentor, collaborator or colleague. This is optional, however, DGF will require this of some applicants based on experience.

DGF encourages writers of all backgrounds to apply.

For questions, please email applications@dgf.org or call 212-391-8384.
You can also Tweet your questions to @dgfound.

APPLICATIONS ONLINE

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

PLAYLAB CLASS OF 2019

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PLAYLAB CLASS OF 2019 APPLICATION

Through a year-long series of monthly meetings, the PlayLab (in NYC) serves as a developmental process for playwrights to build new plays with constructive feedback from fellow writers, directors, and the artistic staff of Pipeline. Each PlayLab playwright will develop a full-length play over the course of the season.

PlayLab playwrights commit to participate in the following programs:
  • Monthly Meetings (July 8, August 19, September 9, October 21, November 18, December 9, January 6, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9)* – All PlayLab playwrights and the artistic team of Pipeline will be in attendance.
  • Pop-Up Office Days – Over the course of the season, Pipeline will host a series of Pop-Up Office days for PlayLabbers to all get in one room and write side-by-side.
  • Kick-Off Event (August/September 2018) – A “get to know you” event for the PlayLabbers, the Pipeline staff, and the Pipeline ensemble. Each PlayLabber will share a few pages from the play they’ll be working on over the coming year.
  • Springboards (3 throughout the season, dates TBD) – “In-progress” workshops throughout our year together. PlayLabbers are given dedicated time, space, and collaborators (including members of our ensemble and community) throughout the season to explore specific questions related to their play development and tailored to the needs of the writer and the material.
  • Annual Retreat (May 10-12, 2019*) – Each playwright will attend the Pipeline annual retreat, during which each developed full-length play will be given its first cold reading.
  • Week of Extraordinary Risk (June 2019): Each playwright will write a full-length play to be presented as part of the Week of Extraordinary Risk reading series in June.
  • PlayLab playwrights are also expected to attend Pipeline events throughout our tenth season. PlayLabbers will play an active role in the 2019 Gala as champions of Pipeline, to speak to their experience to the greater Pipeline community.

*Dates subject to change.

Who Should Apply?

In line with our vision, we are looking for artists who are excited to collaborate with Pipeline and fellow playwrights in developing plays that create imaginative new worlds and use bold and inventive methods to transport audiences. We like big dreamers, working to figure out a project in the earliest stages of incubation. We want to make something from scratch with you, so are interested in hearing about your spark of an impossible idea that we can help you grow into a big courageous new play.

The PlayLab works at a rigorous pace, so we’re also looking for energetic and ambitious artists who are excited to roll up their sleeves and get to work with us and who are interested in having a year long commitment to explore, discover, collaborate, and grow.

Special effort and attention is paid to building a dynamic, diverse cohort and community. We encourage playwrights of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, physical presentation, and educational and professional backgrounds to apply.

Our vision: we believe that an unbridled imagination is a force of magic with the power to provoke a more courageous and compassionate world.

Got questions about our mission and vision and if your work aligns with ours? We suggest you first familiarize yourself with our production history (specifically work produced from 2012 onward) as well as the work being developed in this year’s PlayLab. Still have questions? Contact our Director of Artistic Development, Tom Costello.

What to Expect

PlayLab playwrights meet once a month to review pages of their projects with one another through cold readings and dramaturgical discussion. Additionally, PlayLabbers will participate in our Springboard Events – 3 short workshops (tailored to the writer’s specific needs) where they will collaborate with members of the Pipeline community to dig deeply in specific questions pertaining to their plays.

We strive to build a strong sense of community within our PlayLab, so each month the meeting travels to a different PlayLab or Pipeline artistic team member’s home, often the host provides food for the group (reimbursed by Pipeline). PlayLab playwrights should be excited to work within a collaborative group atmosphere, and enjoy providing one another with constructive feedback.

Throughout the season, Pipeline’s artistic team will work with each writer to determine ideal goals and writing deadlines to help maintain steady progress leading towards the readings.

Members of the PlayLab are part of the Pipeline family for the year, and as such, are expected to attend our retreat in May, where company members and playwrights will get a chance to together read through PlayLab playwrights’ full drafts, get away from the city for some dedicated writing time, and probably play Capture the Flag (be sure to stretch first…there have been injuries).

Though the primary aim of the PlayLab is to support playwrights in turning their biggest, wildest ideas into finished plays, our secondary aim is to expand each playwrights’ artistic community. Through our Week of Extraordinary Risk, Springboards, and Retreat, we introduce our PlayLab playwrights to our large and vibrant artistic community, but we also invite each playwright to bring with them their own contacts. In this way, the PlayLab program is designed to spark new artistic collaborations between theatre artists of all kinds. PlayLab playwrights can expect to walk away from the program with an exciting new roster of directors, actors, and designers to work with for years to come.

Submit!

We are now accepting PlayLab submissions! To submit, please complete part 1 and part 2 of the application process by April 30, 2018, 11:59PM.

Part 1

Please email the following to playlab2019@pipelinetheatre.org with the subject line: [LAST NAME] 2019 PlayLab Submission. Please combine all materials into a single PDF document and be sure to name your file in the following format [LASTNAME_Playlab2019].

  • Your Resume
  • Your Bio
  • Information about your proposed play (we’ll take anything from an outline, to a paragraph description, to a sample of 10 pages or fewer)
  • A full-length theatrical writing sample (We wanna get to know you!)

Part 2

Upon submission of your application materials to playlab2019@pipelinetheatre.org, you will be sent a google form. The form must be completed for your application to be final. The form will ask you to provide the following:


  • Your first and last name
  • The title of your proposed play
  • A short synopsis of your proposed play (400 words or less)
  • The developmental history of your proposed play (400 words or less)
  • Your responses to the following questions (250 words or less each):

– How does your play align with the Pipeline mission and vision?
– Why are you excited to be a part of the PlayLab and Pipeline’s community?
– What are the big questions you have about your play at this point? What about this play is challenging to you as a writer?
– Why are you interested in developing this play in a group setting? How will you contribute to the PlayLab community?
Major conflicts July 2018-June 2019
Are you currently pursuing an MFA and/or are you in any other writers groups?
How you heard about the PlayLab!

Some finalists can expect to be contacted late-May for follow-up interviews via phone or skype.

Questions?

Send ‘em to Tom Costello. He has the answers: tom@pipelinetheatre.org.

All applicants will be notified by June 7, 2018.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Playwrights Week at The Lark

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Deadline: March 30, 2018 (11:59pm EST)

Playwrights’ Week, The Lark’s Open Access Program, seeks to provide development opportunities for new and diverse voices for the theater by identifying and advancing promising plays that reveal unheard and vital perspectives. This submissions program allows The Lark to serve a wide range of playwrights through a multistage selection process with an emphasis on inclusion and advocacy.  

Our support criteria emphasizes ambitious, fresh, playful, engaging, energizing, provocative, powerful, and theatrical work by writers with clear artistic goals who are open to a collaborative development process.

Writers selected for Playwrights’ Week are provided with ten hours of rehearsal and a public staged reading to address self-defined developmental goals for their plays, as well as opportunities to engage with fellow participants in a peer-based community of support and conversation.

A complete submission is composed of two parts:

  • A completed application form.
  • A full-length script, with your name or any identifying information removed as we are committed to an anonymous initial review.

Download the application form here:

 Playwrights' Week 2018 Application Form (.doc) (550.0 KB)

 Playwrights' Week 2018 Application Form (.pdf) (135.0 KB)

Please EMAIL your script and completed application as two separate attachments in the same email to: submissions@larktheatre.org

Please review the following SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Submit ONE completed application and ONE full-length play.
No more than ONE play per playwright will be considered.
List only the play title on the cover page.  No personal information.
Submit only Word or PDF files as attachments.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Playwrights’ Week 2018 will take place between October and November 2018.
  • Each applicant should expect a confirmation of application receipt by April 2018 and a final response by September 2018.
  • While there is no official minimum number of pages for submitted full-length plays, we do not accept 10-minute plays or musicals. 
  • Previously produced plays ARE eligible for consideration.
  • Plays previously submitted to this program are accepted, but we strongly encourage the submission of new work.
  • Writers living outside of the United States can apply if the script was originally written in English.
  • Due to the volume of submissions to this program, we will be unable to accept revised drafts of scripts during the selection process.
  • Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.
  • If you have any other questions, please email submissions@larktheatre.org. 


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Women's Project Theater Lab Applications

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WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ’18-’20 LAB!
WP Theater is looking for female-identified or trans 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 2018-2020 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.

Deadline for applications is MARCH 1, 2018.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:
  • Must be a female-identified or trans 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
For further clarification of Requirements for Eligibility, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must submit the following:
  • Current resume
  • One page statement that describes your artistic vision and 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.
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 literary@womensproject.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

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