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Monday, September 26, 2022

The Playwrights Realm Script Share

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Deadline: October 10, 2022 at 11:59 EDT

Script Share is an opportunity for aspiring writers to engage in a one hour discussion with a theatre professional about a particular script. These conversations are driven by what the writer is hoping to explore, and aim to provide an initial response, perspective, guidance around the craft of playwriting, and further questions, rather than critical feedback.

Script Share is a free opportunity for playwrights, who will be selected via lottery. The lottery is now OPEN through October 10th, to enter please see the information below

Eligibility

This program is intended to serve aspiring playwrights who do not have access to script conversations via other networks; for example, those who are new to playwriting and/or who may not have received opportunities through school or within the industry to develop their writing skills.

If you are selected for Script Share, you will need to have a script ready to share and discuss with a theater professional. Your script can be in any stage of drafting/development for these conversations, but it must be a full draft (a rough first draft is fine, but it cannot be only scenes or pages)!

Please Note: Script Share is not part of our Open Submissions programs. To have your full length play considered for our Fellowship or Scratchpad opportunities, please see our open submissions page.

The Process

Script Share participants are selected via lottery.

Selected playwrights are paired with a theater professional based on availability.

The assigned theater professional reads a script draft provided by the playwright and engages in a one-hour discussion with the playwright.


Script Share sessions will be held from November - December 2022. To enter the lottery, please fill out the Script Share application form.

Monday, September 19, 2022

The Moxie Incubator

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Deadline: October 7, 2022

What is it? The Moxie Incubator is a season-long accelerated development program for new, unproduced plays*

Who is it for? The Incubator Cohort will be made up of 3 playwrights, 3 directors, and 3 line producers - in alignment with Moxie's mission, we will select work by artists of historically-excluded genders for this program. ​

Is this paid? Yes - All participating artists are paid a stipend for every round of the Incubator process. 

Does it cost to submit? No - Moxie is passionate about keeping opportunities accessible for all artists. We do not charge a submission fee for any artist. 

If you are interested in submitting to be a part of the Moxie Incubator Program, you can submit via the link below. Artists can submit to the Incubator as:
  • A Playwright
  • A Director
  • A Line Producer
GO TO SUBMITTABLE

The Incubator Cohort offers will be extended no later than November 14, 2022, to be announced for the season on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. 

Read More About the Selection Process >

ROUND 1

Table Readings

In February 2023, each new play will have the chance to be read aloud with actors, a dedicated director, and a line producer in a virtual table read as the first step of development. 

The virtual table read is designed to open the piece for the first time to an audience reaction, begin to till the proverbial soil of the play, and create space for growth and exploration as the playwright is able to hear the pages aloud for the first time and benefit from the structured feedback.

ROUND 2

29 Hour Reading

​Using the AEA 29-Hour Reading model, each new play will be read in front of an invited audience as the second step of the development process in spring 2023. 

​The readings will receive production casting assistance, dedicated rehearsal space, a director, stage manager, and line producer to help shape this part of the Incubator process. Round 2 is an important step in the development process, as it allows for the playwright to see and hear their material in front of a curated audience, providing further opportunity for feedback and potential industry partnerships for production development in the future. 

ROUND 3

Fully Staged Workshop

​Under AEA Showcase Code*, each new play will receive a dedicated weekend of workshop performances in July 2023 in New York City. 

​These workshops will be as fully staged and produced as possible - lights, set, costumes, design teams, etc. 

We want our Incubator artists to see their work fully staged and ready for audience engagement. 

These will be ticketed performances running Thursday night through Sunday matinee, a total of 5 performances per show. Industry invitations are curated by our Executive Producers and line producers, and professional production photos are provided. 

*if there are no union members in the cast, this will not be under a showcase code; however, production will still follow showcase rules. 

Thursday, September 15, 2022

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

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Deadline: September 30, 2022

SHORT PLAY LAB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOTE: ALL LABS ARE RETURNING TO IN-PERSON STATUS AS OF SEPTEMBER 2021. PARTICIPANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO SHOW PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION AND TO REMAIN MASKED WHILE IN THE SPACE.
IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE IS EXPECTED FOR THE INTERVIEW AND LAB MEETINGS UNLESS THE SITUATION CHANGES.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

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

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

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

                        For more information and the applications, please click here.

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

                        THE PLAYWRIGHT’S LAB CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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                        Deadline: December 15, 2022

                        Eden Theater Company allows for emerging playwrights to develop a new play with ETC artists. The playwright collaborates with Eden’s Artistic collective to better hone the structure, characters and arcs in their playwriting. We hope that the work developed provides an empathetic vantage into different experiences, and states of spiritual being.

                        We are calling for playwrights to submit an application to participate in our lab series, and are especially seeking New York City playwrights who feel their voice is marginalized, by their age, gender, race, ethnicity or beliefs.

                        This year long collaboration will culminate in a staged development workshop of the playwright’s work developed during the lab. We hope to cultivate a longer standing relationship between the playwright and Eden Theater Company.

                        LOGISTICS

                        Submissions should be sent to etcplaylab@gmail.com and include the following:

                        1. A cover letter with clear contact information (name, cell phone, and email)
                        2. A short bio and writing/theater resume, including any website, and/or social media tags
                        3. A ten (10) page playwriting sample from a formatted full-length play with a summary/description of the full-length play. This sample should be in a pdf, and represent work that is the best reflection of your writing style and voice at this point in time, and/or would like to develop.

                        DEADLINE for submissions is December 15, 2022

                        Friday, August 26, 2022

                        Clay & Water 2023 - Fifth Annual Playwrights' Retreat and New Play Reading Series

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                        Deadline: August 31, 2022 5PM EDT

                        APPLICATION FORM

                        Clamour Theatre Company is accepting applications starting 8/1/2022 for Clay & Water 2023, our Fifth Annual Playwrights' Retreat and New Play Reading Series.

                        Clay County, Florida is still lagging behind in vaccinations and, as best we can tell given the lack of data, cases of COVID are once again on the rise. Fortunately, they mostly seem to be mild, but we cannot yet be sure whether the Retreat will be in-person or virtual. Thus, the dates are still not finalized, and we understand that some applicants, if selected, may not be able to attend once the final dates and format are chosen. We suggest you go ahead and apply, and we'll all figure it out when the time comes.

                        The application form includes a section where you can tell us whether you are applying for an In-Person version of the Retreat only, a Virtual version only, or either.

                        And we THANK YOU for your understanding as try to maintain a safe way forward for everyone involved.

                        Application Window: 9am (Eastern time) August 1, 2022 until 5 pm (Eastern time) August 31, 2022

                        Five playwrights will be selected to participate on dates TBD in the 1st Quarter of 2023.

                        All the details and the application guidelines can be found here: https://www.clamourtheatre.org/events/2023-2/clay-water-2023-applications/

                        Notification by year-end 2022.

                        HOW IT WORKS

                        * Note: For the virtual Retreat, you do not have to be available all day, every day during that time period. See Requirements and Guidelines below for more information about the schedule and details about each version of the Retreat.

                        *** IN-PERSON RETREAT VERSION ***

                        Overview

                        We provide accommodations, a no-pressure developmental reading of your work-in-progress, and a chance to see some of the points of interest of the surrounding area to five selected playwrights.

                        Location

                        Clay County, Florida

                        The actual location will be TBD in Clay County, Florida.  Previous in-person Retreats were held in Green Cove Springs. Green Cove is a town in northeast Florida first settled in the mid-1800s, best known for its natural sulfur springs and its location on the St. Johns River, a bit south of Jacksonville. The location for the 2023 Retreat, if held in person, will be in the Orange Park/Fleming Island/Green Cove Springs/Penney Farms area and is yet to be confirmed.

                        Travel

                        EXPECT TO PAY YOUR OWN WAY HERE. Fly into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) where we’ll pick you up, or drive yourself to the accommodations we will book for you in Clay County. (There’s also an Amtrak station in Jacksonville, if needed.)

                        Accommodations

                        Accommodations will be fully covered by Clamour at a location still to be confirmed. We will have that information for you by the time we invite the selected playwrights so that they can take it into account when deciding to accept the invitation.

                        Readings

                        Each playwright will get a developmental reading of a single work-in-progress.

                        We will provide local actors for readings.

                        The reading will be open to the public at no charge. If possible, we will schedule a private Zoom rehearsal the week before the Retreat, but the public readings will be fully understood to be minimally-rehearsed, cold readings for development and NOT performance.

                        There will be a moderated audience feedback session after your public reading. (Don’t worry! Our audiences are supportive.)

                        Meet-and-Greets

                        We ask you to be available for two informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students to answer questions about the craft and business of playwriting. These will be held during the school day within the four weekdays in the span of the Retreat. Transportation to and from the school(s) will be provided.

                        Networking Opportunities

                        There will be a Welcome Dinner on arrival day and since all playwrights will have accommodations at the same location, there will be ample opportunities to get to know your fellow writers and to share experiences and tips, and socialize with each other.

                        Dramaturgs

                        Dramaturgs are NOT part of the in-person Retreat experience. They are provided as part of the virtual Retreat experience, because those writers are not getting the time away from the distractions of their ordinary lives, the in-person interaction with their fellow writers, and the exposure to a new area with new experiences, people, and sights to see.


                        *** VIRTUAL RETREAT VERSION ***

                        Overview

                        Selected playwrights will participate from their own homes. The virtual version of the Retreat will be slightly longer (@ 2 weeks) to enable writers to continue to work at their survival jobs, if necessary, while still providing the developmental readings and plenty of opportunities to interact with each other.

                        Location (virtual)

                        No travel required.

                        The entire Retreat will take place on Zoom.

                        Travel

                        No travel required.  Retreat is all on Zoom.

                        Accommodations

                        Your very own bed.  You’re not traveling, so you won’t need a hotel room.

                        Readings

                        Each playwright will get 2 one-on-one meetings with a dramaturg and 2 developmental readings (one private, one public) of a single work-in-progress.

                        We will provide actors for readings.  Local actors will be given preference whenever possible. We will cast the net wider, if necessary.

                        The first reading will include you, actors, your dramaturg, and Clamour staff.

                        The second reading will be open to the public at no charge. It will be fully understood to be an unrehearsed, cold reading for development and NOT performance.

                        There will be a moderated audience feedback session after your public reading. (Don’t worry! Our audiences are supportive.)

                        Meet-and-Greets

                        We do ask you to be available for two informal meet-and-greet Q&A sessions with local students to answer questions about the craft and business of playwriting. These will be held during the school day within the two week span of the Retreat, so you must be able to take an hour or so out of your daily schedule twice during the Retreat. NOTE:  We are in the Eastern Time Zone. If you are located on the West Coast and the class to which we are invited is a morning class, we will (regretfully) ask you to get up pretty early.

                        Networking Opportunities

                        There will be several informal group check-ins throughout the Retreat providing opportunities to get to know your fellow writers and dramaturgs, share experiences and tips, and socialize with each other. We start the Retreat with a Welcome Dinner (via Zoom) and will provide a small meal stipend in lieu of being able to host you at a Board member’s home or a local restaurant.

                        Dramaturgs

                        Each selected writer will be matched with a dramaturg. The dramaturg’s role in the context of this retreat is to provide the playwright with critical feedback, notes, and suggestions on the script. They are here to assist you in shaping your play into the next stage of development, and they can be a set of fresh eyes throughout the process. The dramaturg can also assist with research pertaining to the play’s themes, time period, and support material, if applicable. In addition, the dramaturg is someone who can act as an audience member and really get the feel for the show as a spectator, providing key insight to the play’s strength’s and weaknesses.

                        HOW TO APPLY

                        Please read and follow these guidelines and application material carefully. Plays that do not adhere to the guidelines in terms of length, format, cast size, etc. will not be considered.

                        Requirements & Schedule

                        ONE APPLICATION / SUBMISSION PER PERSON

                        In order to apply, you must:

                        • Have a completed draft (both in-person & virtual applications)
                        – Draft of a full-length, unproduced non-musical play (60-120 pages) in a standard play script format (either the Modern Format or Traditional Format on the Dramatists Guild website: https://www.dramatistsguild.com/script-formats would be acceptable) in a 12-point standard font (Arial, Helvetica, Times New Roman, Courier are all fine).  The play should require 2 to 4 actors to perform. (Plays that have had previous developmental readings are acceptable.) 
                        – No monologues, please.
                        – The submitted script should have a character breakdown page immediately following the title page.
                        –You may have more than 4 characters as long as all characters can be played by a maximum of 4 actors and you specifically explain any double-casting options.
                        – We understand that, in revising, you may discover a need for an additional character, and we can be somewhat flexible for the final reading, but we urge you not to hope to circumvent this actor cap by cutting an army out of the submitted draft with a view to adding them later.  We want to provide a stipend to each of our actors. Please help us make that a realistic goal.
                        – Content: We are located in one of the most conservative areas of a conservative state. Please take that into consideration when you are choosing a play to submit. (If you are applying for the virtual version only of the retreat, the definition of “appropriate” content is a little looser, but please remember we are hoping to return to an in-person event in 2023.)

                        • Be willing and able to work with a dramaturg (virtual applications only)
                        – If you do not think your draft is able to be improved and/or are not willing to seriously consider rewrites, this is not the Retreat for you.
                        Be able to spend significant time during the allotted period working on your script on your own (evenings/weekends are fine for the virtual Retreat; in-person Retreat work time is yours to determine outside of the Meet & Greets and the readings).

                        • Be available for these activities: (virtual applications only)
                        Opening Night & First Weekend (Friday – Sunday)
                        – Friday, the first evening of the Retreat – Welcome meeting on Zoom
                        – Saturday or Sunday – a one-on-one Zoom meeting with your dramaturg
                        Week 1 (Monday – Sunday)
                        – Monday evening – group check-in
                        – Tuesday – Sunday – a private reading of your play (you, actors, dramaturg, and Clamour staff) at some point during this time to be followed by another one-on-one meeting with your dramaturg
                        – Also, at a time TBD this week and next – approximately 1 hour at a time during a normal school day twice to attend a Zoom Q&A session with our local students. (Please note: We have to schedule these Q&A sessions in consultation with the teachers. We will try to have one this week and one the following week, but the final dates are TBD, and we hope you can be flexible as we figure that out.)
                        – Friday evening – group cocktail hour
                        – Sunday afternoon – group check-in
                        Week 2 (Monday – Sunday)
                        – Tuesday evening – group check-in
                        – Wednesday evening – group cocktail hour
                        – Thursday – Sunday – Public readings (1 Thursday evening, 1 Friday evening, 2 Saturday, 1 Sunday)
                        – Sunday evening – Wrap-Up group meeting
                         
                        What to Submit

                        Applications must be made through our online application form which will ask you to complete the following:
                        1.  Select whether you are applying for the In-Person Retreat Only, the Virtual Retreat Only, or Either.
                        2. Name, email, cell phone # in the fields provided.
                        3. Select whether you are US-Based or Non-US-Based so the form will show you the appropriate address fields.
                          1. Complete the address fields. Note that the Non-US-Based address field is more free-form due to variations among international address, but we do need your street address, city, province, country, and postal code if your are not a US-Based playwright.
                        4.  Title of the play you are submitting
                        5. Select Tone of Play (Comedy, Drama, Serio-Comic)
                        6. Brief synopsis of the play
                        7. Brief description of what you think is/are the next step(s) in your revisions.
                        8. Enter the number of actors needed and a numeric breakdown of male, female, neutral/non-binary/any gender actors needed.
                        9. Enter the same breakdown for number of characters (these numbers may match the number of actors or may be different if double-casting can be done.)
                        10. Describe any possible double-casting. Please be as specific as you can.
                        11. Introduce yourself professionally (productions, workshops, readings, publications, education, any other theatre disciplines in which you participate).
                        12. Introduce yourself personally (hobbies, non-theatre interests, where you from, survival job, etc.)
                        13. Upload your 60-120 page script in standard play format in a 12-point font.  PDF ONLY!

                        Note that Clamour Theatre Company will make the final determination on which version of the Retreat we will host in 2023 based on writers’ interest and on the state of vaccinations and infections in our area and how that could affect the safety of our writers, our actors, our audiences, and our staff.

                        When to Submit

                        The application window is from

                        9:00 am Eastern time August 1, 2022 to midnight Eastern time August 31, 2022.

                        Applications received before or after those dates and times will NOT be considered.

                        Questions may be sent at any time.

                        Where to Submit


                        Is there a fee?
                        There is no fee to submit to either version of the Retreat.

                        Playwrights participating in an In-Person Retreat are responsible for their own transportation to the area and for their own food.  Any admission fees for optional sight-seeing trips during the In-Person Retreat are also the responsibility of individual writers.  Accommodation costs are covered by Clamour Theatre Company.

                        Playwrights participating in a Virtual Retreat have no costs, unless participation in a student meet & greet has an impact on that particular writer’s “day job.”

                        Can I apply again?

                        If you applied to a previous retreat and were not accepted at that time, by all means, please apply again.  We’re looking for the right combination of people, so many factors go into selection. You should never feel that not being chosen in any given year is a reflection on your writing.

                        If you were accepted and attended a previous retreat, as much as we would love to see you again, we’d like to keep meeting new people.  We will probably not be able to invite you back again at this time.

                        When will I be notified?

                        Good question!

                        We hope to make our selections of plays and playwrights by the end of October/early November.  Final decision on which format Clay & Water 2023 will take is something we are less able to predict since it will be determined by forces outside our control.

                        We can tell you that you will be notified either way.  We acknowledge receipt of all submissions, so if you get that acknowledgement, and you have not heard from us with an acceptance or regrets, it means that the decisions have not yet been made.   We understand this means you may accept another offer in the meantime.  It’s not an ideal notification policy, but these are less than ideal times. We thank you for your patience and your flexibility.

                        Anything else?

                        Normally, we request that you do not apply if you cannot arrange to attend the sessions outlined.  However, in this time of uncertainty, we recognize that final dates and format may mean that an applicant could be selected but unable to attend when the details are finalized.

                        Once those details ARE finalized, we ask you not to accept if you cannot commit to the full Retreat time period and activities. We also ask all selected playwrights to make every effort to attend the public readings of their colleagues.

                        Clamour Theatre Company is committed to diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual preference, and experience.

                        Sunday, August 21, 2022

                        Theatre Now Musical Writers Lab

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                        Deadline: September 1, 2022

                        SUBMISSION FORM

                        Our Musical Writers Lab is a community of writing teams who meet bi-weekly to work on the development of new musicals through Lab presentations, sharing their process and offering support. Lab members benefit additionally from Theatre Now that includes developmental productions, publishing and licensing. This is a highly skilled, active, and collaborative group focused on embracing and fostering the diversity of musical theatre styles, forms, and creators.

                        There is both a National and a NY Lab chapter. The National group sessions are hosted online via Zoom every 2 Sundays with members from all over the states, while the NY group sessions are hosted in-person at ART/NY studios the remaining Sundays of the month. We value community and are aware that building a safe network is important in our creative field, that is why both groups interact closely with one another and are part of this big family.


                        Thursday, August 18, 2022

                        Echoes Writers Group ~ Primary Stages

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                        Deadline: August 28, 2022

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

                        About Echoes:

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

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

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

                        Who We’re looking for:

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

                        Schedule:

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

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

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

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

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

                        Application:

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

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

                        Applications are due August 28.

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

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

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

                        Thursday, August 11, 2022

                        Experimental Theater Writing Workshop – Fall 2022

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

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


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

                         

                         

                        Guidelines: 

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

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

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

                        Deadline: August 26th, 2022 5 pm.

                        Web: 3ws dot suzannewillett dot com

                        FB: @etww19nyc

                        Saturday, July 30, 2022

                        Theatre Now New York accepting submissions from across the country for Musical Writers Lab

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                        Deadline: ongoing basis

                        Theatre Now New York (tnny.org) is accepting submissions from across the country for its Musical Writers Lab, a community of musical writing teams that meet biweekly for feedback and developmental opportunities for both traditional and genre-bending new work. There are two chapters; the local New York Group meets in person in midtown Manhattan, and the National Group meets on zoom. Members of both groups have received readings, workshops, developmental productions, and other professional support from Theatre Now. For more information, and to submit your team to either group, visit https://www.tnny.org/musicalwriterslab


                        The support we will offer our lab members is varied and wide ranging based on the needs of the writing teams and may include individual and group consultations, mentoring, dramaturgical sessions, writers groups, office resources, rehearsal space, and networking. For those with musicals ready for production, we will guide you towards developmental lab productions with Theatre Now or through other theatre companies and other performance and production opportunities.

                        You may apply as a team (book writer, composer, lyricist or any combination with 2 or more collaborators) or as an individual (as the sole book writer/composer/lyricist).

                        Acceptance is through a highly selective and competitive application process. The application will require you to submit one full length musical (book and music) that is complete, at any stage of development, and has not yet received a major production, as an example of your work for evaluation. If chosen, your participation in the group encourages work at any and all levels of development. You may submit multiple applications if you’ve collaborated and wish to continue with different sets of team members.

                        The submission of your full-length musical is the corner-stone of your application. In other words, it is the libretto and the songs that you submit that will be used as the criteria for the quality of your work. Having said that, the full length piece you submit should be an example of your work that you are most proud of. It does not need to be fully realized or considered finished, in fact it can be at almost any stage of development. You must, however, submit at the very least a libretto (full or partial), and three songs. You may describe along with your submission, the stage of development, include an outline of the piece or any other qualifying information, and we will take all that in consideration when evaluating. We are not looking for perfection, we are looking for potential. You and your writing team for this musical, will be the members on the application. You may submit more than one musical through separate applications with different team members. Each application will be considered independently. 

                        Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and we will contact those we’re interested in when slots become available. 

                        Application Guidelines and Requirements
                        • Full length musical (book and music) that has not yet received a major production, as an example of your work for evaluation. The musical you submit may be at any stage of development.
                        • Bios and resumes of each writing team member
                        • Production history of all the applicants, individually and/or as a team
                        • List of current projects you are working on indicating the stage of development
                        • Information about any potential commitments for production, grants, applications in process, etc. 
                        • Future projects you have thoughts and ideas about or would like to work on
                        • An artist statement from each applicant with future goals
                        • A team statement of your shared vision and aesthetics
                        • In addition to the submission of your full length libretto and MP3’s of at least three of the songs, you may also submit additional samples of other works-in-progress
                        • In person interviews will follow for those chosen at the final stage of the application process
                        • There is no cost to apply and no dues or fees will be required if accepted

                        For the NY Chapter, it is advantageous that the Lab members chosen are available to meet on a regular basis at our New York office and studio, as available. We currently meet twice per month on Sunday afternoons in a midtown studio for Lab member presentations, guest speakers and discussions. The National chapter meets online vía Zoom the alternate Sundays of the month. 
                         
                        Please note: You must complete and submit your application online in one sitting. You will not be able to save your application and return to it later. Therefore, we recommend you prepare your application answers off-line and have your files ready to upload. 

                        We have included a PDF version of the application HERE for your convenience in preparing your materials.
                         
                         
                        ABOUT THEATRE NOW NEW YORK
                         
                        Mission Statement:
                        Theatre Now is an artist service organization dedicated to the development, production, publication, and circulation of short and long-form musicals, by providing ongoing support for writers and their work in order to nurture voices and forms that push the boundaries of musical theatre. 
                         
                        VISION STATEMENT:
                        Theatre Now bridges the gap between early readings and fully-produced theatrical runs by offering staged and performed developmental productions to pieces that are ready to live on their feet. We strive for continuity and growth in our production process by collaborating with artists on story development through song and dialogue, and focusing on their prospective audience. Theatre Now furthers the visibility of our alumni writers with opportunities for networking, publication, and future production. In addition, we embrace musical properties we’ve produced as their theatrical licensor, offering them for productions in schools, colleges, communities, and other theatre venues across the country. By providing the support for rising artists and original forms to thrive, we entice unexpected audiences to experience the emerging voices of musical theatre.

                        Monday, July 11, 2022

                        Sam & Devorah and Life Jacket Storytelling Workshop

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                        Deadline: July 24, 2022

                        Trans Voices: A Two-Part Storytelling Event for Trans and Nonbinary Young Adults is a collaboration between Sam & Devorah Foundation for Transgender Youth and Life Jacket Theatre Company for trans and nonbinary young adults ages 18-22 (age is flexible). 

                        Participants will build community with their peers as they learn to write their own authentic stories with the support of each other as well as the guidance of storytelling coaches, as well as have opportunities to share their stories with a supportive audience. 

                        Part One will take place over Zoom on July 25th from 7:30-8:30PM EST. 

                        If you cannot attend the Zoom session, we will send a recording, but attendance in real-time is strongly encouraged. 

                        Part Two will take place in person, on July 30th, from 10:00AM-4PM ESTin downtown Manhattan. It will conclude with a performance and a shared meal amongst new friends!

                        This event is open to all people who identify as trans or nonbinary, ages 18 to 22 (age is flexible, please reach out if you have any questions). Please access free tickets for this workshop using the promo code TRANSVOICES2022. 

                        If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to moses@samdevorah.org.


                        Sunday, June 19, 2022

                        MEET THE PLAYWRIGHT seeks short or one-act plays

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                        Deadline: June 27, 2022

                        Jamaica Queens, NYC

                        SUBMIT VIA SUBMITTABLE

                        The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, in conjunction with the Jamaica Performing Arts Center, is producing the second season of ‘Meet the Playwright’, which features playwrights’ new works in live stage and virtual performances. Each month, a playwright will have the opportunity to present their works within a limited time format); there will be a one-on-one interview with the curator/host, and a Q&A session with the audience. It is not a paid event, although audience registration will be necessary.

                        The play itself is slated to run 30 minutes in total length. The basic format: intro/chat with the playwright; the play performance, then the interview Q&A following the performance. It is the playwright’s choice if the cast will be included in the Q&A. The entire event is timed to run at least 45 minutes, but 60 minutes is the maximum time allotted.

                        Plays/manuscripts must be submitted via the Meet The Playwright Submittal portal, not directly to the theater or program curator. A play submission is not an automatic guarantee that it will be accepted for this program.

                        Manuscripts must have the following: Typed; 12-sized font: Arial, Times New Roman, or Courier. The title page must have the playwright’s contact information listed: name, phone number, and email address, as well as a total number of pages being submitted.

                        ‘Meet The Playwright’ is for NEW works: any prior professional productions, i.e., paid, mountedperformances will be disqualified. Play excerpts will be allowed but must have a clear-cut beginning and end to the excerpt. JCAL is looking for NEW works, not excerpts from established plays (i.e., no clips from “Hamilton,” etc.) Due to the ‘short play’ designation, the total cast members cannot exceed more than 4 actors.

                        The ‘Meet The Playwright’ live stage presentation will run a new work on the last Monday of each month, commencing Monday, March 28th, then April 25th, May 23rd, and June 27th, 2022.

                        Performances will be live-streamed online.

                        For more information, contact:

                        Brenda Jones, Curator
                        Meet The Playwright 2022
                        Email: MeetThePlaywright2022@gmail.com

                        Phone: 347-580-0039

                        Thursday, June 9, 2022

                        Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted

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                        Deadline: June 30, 2022 11:59 PM PT

                        Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted, now through June 30, 2022. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.

                        To be eligible, writers must reside within the five burroughs of New York City. To apply for a place in the 2022-23 writers pool, please submit a 10-page max, double-spaced script as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Both previously produced and unproduced scripts are eligible. The script must have the playwright’s name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page and include a detailed cast breakdown, and all pages must be numbered. The script title must be labeled by Lastname_Firstname_Title.

                        Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. BIPOC, trans/gender-non-conforming & differently-abled playwrights are encouraged to apply.

                        Applications must be received by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 2022-23 PlayGround Writers Pool will be announced before August 28, 2022.

                        To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
                        Submission Format #1
                        Submission Format #2

                        CLICK TO APPLY
                        ANNOUNCEMENT & POOL REQUIREMENTS

                        The 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool will be announced on or before August 28, 2022. There will be a mandatory meeting of the Writers Pool on September 25, 2022. Writers Pool members must commit to submitting for at least four of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in any season. The submission of a script to Monday Night PlayGround grants PlayGround-NY the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, as part of the Best of PlayGround-NY Gala and the non-exclusive right to publish the script in the “Best of PlayGround” anthology.

                        For any questions not answered above, email to info@playground-ny.org.

                        2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool

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                        Deadline: June 30, 2022  11:59pm PT

                        Applications for the 2022-23 PlayGround-NY Writers Pool are being accepted, now through June 30, 2022. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.

                        To be eligible, writers must reside within the five boroughs of New York City. To apply for a place in the 2022-23 writers pool, please submit a 10-page max, double-spaced script as a Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Both previously produced and unproduced scripts are eligible. The script must have the playwright’s name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page and include a detailed cast breakdown, and all pages must be numbered. The script title must be labeled by Lastname_Firstname_Title.

                        Excerpts from longer works are not accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived from a longer work are accepted. BIPOC, trans/gender-non-conforming & differently-abled playwrights are encouraged to apply.

                        Applications must be received by 11:59pm PT on Thursday, June 30, 2022. The 2022-23 PlayGround Writers Pool will be announced before August 28, 2022.

                        Saturday, June 4, 2022

                        The ATG PlayLab

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                        Deadline: June 10, 2022

                        The ATG PlayLab, which launched in September 2020, is a professional space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and Queer (LGBTQ+) playwrights to develop their works for the stage. Led by Pandora Scooter and comprised of twelve playwrights, the goal for the PlayLab is to help develop marginalized voices to enable the telling of rich and varied stories from all members of our community. Applications are currently being accepted for the program; the deadline is Friday, June 10th. 


                        The group will meet once every week for 12 sessions during the Fall, Spring and Summer via Zoom on Sunday evenings.  One additional meeting per month will be called for professional development discussions/workshops (these will not be required, but strongly encouraged).  Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers.   

                        Sunday evening (6pm to 9pm EST) attendance at meetings is required.  From the applicants, playwrights will be chosen to participate in this play development lab.  There is no restriction on style of playwriting that the applicants use.  There is also no guarantee that acceptance into this PlayLab will result in any public readings or productions by American Theatre Group.  

                        Monday, May 9, 2022

                        BMI Workshop for Librettists

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                        Deadline: June 1, 2022

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

                        Musical Theatre Bookwriting Basics

                        This nine-month course explores the fundamentals of writing book for the musical theatre.

                        Drama Desk Award winning bookwriter Adam Mathias (he/him) unlocks the toolkit for musical theatre librettists. Through lecture, discussion, and assignments students learn how to apply the fundamentals of playwriting to the craft of creating musicals. As a class, writers deep-dive into the DNA of the musical theatre canon — from the Golden Age through today — dissecting what works and why and then applying it to their own work.

                        Applicants should have a book-musical project in mind to develop over the course of the year; this musical could be anywhere from an early concept to an early draft.

                        The course runs September through May in New York City, Covid restrictions permitting. Prospective members should live in the city or be able to commute weekly.

                        Librettists Workshop

                        After completing the Bookwriting Basics program, writers may apply to join the established Librettists Workshop group. Not all writers who apply will be invited to join.

                        Applicants must submit two writing samples, at least one of which must include comedic content.

                        Either or both samples could be:a 10-page or longer excerpt from a script or other genre
                        a complete one-act
                        a full-length script

                        Any of these may be in-progress, produced and/or published material.

                        Scripts from genres other than playscripts or musical theatre scripts are also acceptable; however, theatrical comedy scenes are preferred to stand-up or sketch material.

                        In addition, writers must include a bio or resume.
                        Schedule

                        Musical Theatre Bookwriting Basics — Tuesdays 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

                        Librettists Workshop — Mondays 6:15 - 8:15 p.m.

                        All sessions take place at the BMI Offices in lower Manhattan from September through May. All prospective members must arrange to live in the greater New York City area or be able to commute weekly September through May. Please do not apply if this is not possible for you.

                        Applications must be submitted by June 1st.

                        Wednesday, April 6, 2022

                        Exquisite Corpse Company Writer's Lab Spring 2022

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                        Deadline: April 20, 2022 11:59 PM

                        All previous ECC playwrights-in-residence got their start with us by applying to our Writer’s Lab. There is no better way to get involved with ECC if you are a playwright!

                        The ECC Writer’s Lab will meet every Wednesday from May 4th – June 22nd from 6pm to 9pm at the Culture Lab LIC gallery. The goal of the Lab is for each participant to generate a new one act play using ECC's unique literary devising process.

                        This process is led by Literary Directors Phillip Christian Smith and Blake Bishton and incorporates Culture Lab LIC’s current fine arts exhibitions. This process guides the writing and encourages participants to create work in ways they may not have on their own.

                        These plays, upon completion, will be presented as a part of ECC's Drinks & Drama reading series in July.

                        Participation is open to six writers who each receive a travel stipend of $150. ECC encourages all to apply and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, color, citizenship status, sex, gender and gender expression, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.

                        Culture Lab LIC is handicap accessible. All are welcome to apply regardless of previous writing experience.

                        Saturday, April 2, 2022

                        Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Program 2022 Cohort

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                        Deadline: April 8, 2022 11:59 PM

                        The Strides Collective, a Philadelphia-area queer theatre company, is seeking emerging playwrights to participate in a long-term collaborative cohort: The Emerging Playwrights Program 2022 Cohort. This is a remote play development opportunity that will culminate in a live, in-person reading of your work’s progress, as part of our ongoing commitment to serving and providing a safe and productive environment emerging queer playwrights. 

                        The EPP 2022 Cohort will be a five-month-long writers' room from May to October 2022, focused on the growth and future of one work by each Cohort Member, culminating in an in-person presentation celebrating each member’s progress. It is a highly collaborative development process, meant to facilitate the growth of a play that is still a new idea, or one that has been sitting on the back burner.

                        Submissions are open NOW and will be accepted until 11:59pm on April 8th!

                        Click on each of the questions below to learn a little bit more about what it means to be emerging and what we’re looking for in our selection process!

                        The states highlighted in red and marked with triangles are states from which qualifying playwrights may submit (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and the Metro D.C. Area)

                        + WHAT DOES “EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT” MEAN?

                        To us, Emerging Playwrights are those who have not had their work fully produced before, or who may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise. Whether you’re young in your playwrighting career or seeking a change of direction in your career path, we’d be happy to consider your work!

                        + WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO SUBMIT?

                        We highly encourage unfinished works - not just a concept, but does not need to be a finished draft.

                        We are seeking submissions that:

                        Have not had a full production (workshops and other readings are okay.)

                        Call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of parts is fine.)

                        Are a modern play and original in content - not a period piece, adaptation, or musical.

                        Align with The Strides Collective mission ("...theatrical work by Emerging Playwrights that embraces the queer experience through authentic, modern, and innovative storytelling."

                        Playwrights must be 18+, queer-identifying folx who are residing in the Mid-Atlantic Region (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or Maryland / the Metro D.C. Area). Priority will be given to those in closer proximity to Philadelphia in hopes of having writers present for the culminating reading.

                        + WHAT’S THE PROCESS LIKE?

                        Throughout a member's time in the Cohort, The Strides Collective will devote time and resources towards the artistic development of a full-length play of their choosing, alongside meet-ups with fellow EPP 2022 Cohort members. Some of these offerings include:

                        A dedicated dramaturg working to facilitate the play's growth;

                        A selected cast for the culminating reading;

                        A "graduation gift" of curated resources to offer future support for each playwright and their work.

                        + WHAT'S THE TIMELINE FOR THIS PROCESS?

                        The deadline for submissions is 11:59 pm on Friday, April 8th. Interviews for applicants in consideration will occur on a rolling basis, with final selections made before April 22nd. Cohort meetings will begin remotely May 1st, with the culminating presentation in October in Philadelphia.

                        Monday, March 21, 2022

                        National Playwriting and Composing Month April 2022

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                        The Dramatists Guild of America is very pleased to announce the third annual national playwriting month, End of Play.®

                        Beginning April 1st, 2022, participating playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists will be challenged to write a brand new play or musical, or revise an old draft. Through a combination of community building events, motivation, and that all important deadline, DG hopes to inspire countless new works.

                        End of Play.® is an annual initiative, created by the Dramatists Guild, to incentivize the completion of new plays, scores or songs over the period of one month. Starting with a successful launch in 2020, hundreds of participating dramatic writers across the world connected with one another to overcome obstacles that stand in the way of writing the first draft of new plays.

                        Each year, writers set goals for themselves at the beginning of End of Play.® month and post weekly updates about how they are doing to the community. Goals may include writing a new full-length play/musical, two one-act plays/musicals, or completing a second draft of any of the above. Ultimately, the goal of End of Play.® is to get writers to the finish line through motivation and community.

                        How to Participate

                        Interested in taking part? The next round of End of Play.® will take place in the month of April 2022 (pens up April 1, pens down April 30). Sign up using the registration form below.

                        Want to get more involved? You can also sign up as an End of Play.® Motivator. Partners are those who are interested in taking End of Play.® one step further by planning a kick-off party, a silent writing session, meet and greet etc.

                        Fostering an artistic community is more important than ever before. So connect with your fellow playwrights, and lets all make something we're proud of. Once you've signed up, help us spread the word! Share you're doing End of Play.® 2022 and challenge a friend on social media using #EndOfPlay. Anyone can do it!

                        Any questions can be directed to Lily Dwoskin or Jordan Stovall.

                        Registration Form

                        End of Play.® is open to both members and non-members of the Dramatists Guild. Writers of all backgrounds are encouraged to participate; prior playwriting experience is not necessary. Join the challenge today!

                        REGISTER FOR END OF PLAY. 2022

                        Tips for Participating in End of Play

                        If you have a new play or musical brewing in your mind, End of Play.® is the perfect time to get started. Considering joining End of Play.® 2022? Here are some things to work on between now and “Pens Up!” on April 1 to help best prepare you for this time.

                        1. Plan an achievable goal for something you would like to write: re-drafting a play, one full-length play, two one acts, etc.

                        2. If you are writing a new play, pick a source material, story, or topic that you would like to write about; Looking to spice things up a bit? Find a friend to trade prompts and writing exercises with (e.g., pictures to base a story or scene from), or find ways to give each other fun challenges along the way (e.g., you must write the word “cumberbund” on the fifth page if your script, etc.);

                        3. If you are planning to work with a collaborator, be sure to check out the Dramatists Guild collaboration agreements (click the respective links for plays or musicals);

                        4. If it’s helpful, begin the outlining process;

                        5. Do some depth of character exercises to explore and get to know your characters in advance;

                        6. Choose a place, or several places, where you are comfortable writing;

                        7. Treat yourself to some nice writing equipment - you deserve it!;

                        8. Plan out your accountability mechanisms - how will you keep to your goal?;

                        9. Check out the Dramatists Guild National Silent Writing events page to see if there is an upcoming session that will work with your schedule;

                        10. Read through some recent issues of The Dramatist to get your inspiration flowing;

                        11. See what Regional Events are happening near you, and register for any upcoming End of Play.® events that might be of interest! Don’t see one in your area? Consider registering your interest to become an End of Play.® volunteer events coordinator, and provide invaluable resources and opportunities to other participants in your area.

                        12. Get ready to challenge yourself, bring your writing to new heights, and join in on the fun!

                        Watch An Information Session

                        Our video information sessions allow End of Play.® participants and prospective participants to learn more about how the month-long writing challenge works, including the logistics of optional writing groups, daily emails, and related events for the End of Play.® community.

                        Information Session for Participants

                        Information Session for Partners

                        Saturday, February 19, 2022

                        PlayTime 2022

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                        Deadline: March 7, 2022

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

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

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

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