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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The Crossroads Project: 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative

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Deadline: August 15, 2020 11:59 PM Central Daylight Time
Normal IL

The 2021 Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative welcomes submissions for full-length, unproduced plays by playwrights of color in accordance with the mission statement of the Crossroads Project (see below). A diverse panel of judges comprising of faculty, staff, and students will select one playwright as the winner of the contest.

The winning playwright will receive:
  • An invitation to Illinois State University in Bloomington-Normal, IL for a one-week new play development workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. The playwright may also be invited to offer guest lectures and colloquia. The Crossroads Project will cover costs for travel, housing, and meals during the workshop.
  • An honorarium of $500 for the workshop.
To be eligible to win the contest, a playwright must be available for a one-week workshop in late March 2021 (exact dates TBD). Due to funding limitations, the Crossroads Project can only cover costs for travel within the United States.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2020, 11:59 p.m. (central daylight time). There is no entry fee. We only accept electronic submissions in PDF format. Because our staff and resources are limited, we can only consider the first 100 submissions.

Please include in your submission:
  • A sample from your play up to 15 pages. This does not have to be the first 15 pages of the play.
  • A playwright’s statement (max. 250 words) describing your inspiration for writing the play, as well as how you believe a workshop in a university setting will further your development process.
  • A synopsis of the play (max. 250 words).
  • A character list with short descriptions for each character (age, ethnicity, gender, occupation, family relationships, etc.)
Please follow these guidelines when submitting your play:
  • A playwright may only submit one play per contest. The writer of the play must submit their own work.
  • Plays that have been previously fully produced or published are ineligible for the contest. Plays that have previously had workshops or staged readings are eligible.
  • Submissions must be the original work of the playwright, which may include adaptations of fictional or factual material. Translations of other playwrights’ work are not accepted.
  • The submitting playwright must either be the owner and controller of the copyright or provide written proof that they have acquired the legal right to use copyrighted material in their work.
  • Submissions must be full-length plays.
  • Musicals are not accepted. However, plays with limited music requirements are accepted.
  • The primary language of the play must be English.
  • There are no other restrictions in subject matter or style.
  • The Crossroads Project reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play for any reason.
To submit your play, use the play submission form . Please try the link first to check if the contest is still open.

We will contact semi-finalists by the end of October 2020 and ask them to submit the full play.

The winning playwright will be notified by mid-January 2021.

Inquiries about the Diverse Voices Playwriting Initiative should be directed to:

Kee-Yoon Nahm, D.F.A.
Assistant Professor in Theatre Studies
Chair, The Crossroads Project

Email: knahm@ilstu.edu

Sunday, June 21, 2020

IATI Theater 2021 Cimientos Season

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Deadline: June 30, 2020

SUBMISSION FORM

The 2021 Cimientos will consists of two main components:
PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel): Playwrights accepted to the program, IATI Theater’s artistic staff and other specially invited theater professionals will converge in workshop meetings to discuss the new works that make up the particular season. Every meeting will be dedicated to a single playwright in the program, the focus being in further advancing the text before it is presented in front of a live audience.

SRP (Staged Reading Presentation): Each playwright in the program will be given the opportunity to present their play in a directed, professionally acted staged reading. Thus, the piece will be exposed to a receptive audience that further develops the featured script through a post-reading talkback.

There is no submission fee.
Submissions that do not adhere to the following guidelines will not be reviewed.
  1. The online form is the only method of submission. The button below will be active during June.
  2. This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.
  3. The playwright must commit to take part in the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) meetings, either in person or video conference. The PPP will meet for ten (10) consecutive weeks.
  4. The playwright must commit to participate in their post-reading talk-back, either in person or video conference.
  5. Applicant must be the original creator of the submitted work and sole owner of its rights. By submitting their work, applicants grant IATI Theater and its collaborators permission to use the submitted material for the Cimientos Program.
  6. The submission must be a completed, new, full-length play that has not had a previous professional production. If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must state so on the online form.
  7. Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.
  8. Scripts must be between 45–90 minutes in length.
  9. The play must have 5 actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 characters and do not provide a clear and stageable double-role explanation will not be reviewed. It must be clearly expressed on the online form.
  10. The author’s name(s) should not appear anywhere within the script, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document. Cimientos reads submissions ‘blind’, in an effort to let the quality of the work speak for itself and to keep our judging process as equitable as possible.
  11. All documents must be submitted in PDF format.
  12. Submissions for the 2021 Season will only be accepted from June 1 to June 30, 2020. 


Monday, June 15, 2020

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS)

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Deadline: July 1st, 2020

The Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT) NEW WORK SERIES (NWS) is a three-week developmental program that provides theater artists of different disciplines the opportunity to present one performance of a polished “work-in-progress” with audience feedback. Most pieces selected for NWS will have never before been performed in front of an audience. Some selections will have been performed once or twice but will feature new material. We are not interested in seeing established pieces of theatre. We want to see something brand spanking new hit the stage for the first, or nearly the first time. We like to think of this series as an opportunity for artists to share an early draft of a new piece. There is no submission charge, and no obligation to participate if chosen. Plus participants receive 50% of the box office. Successful Fringe, NYMF, and Off-Broadway shows have been borne out of this series, and Emerging Artists is excited to present a new round of opportunities to local artists for yet another year.

We are now accepting submissions for the following new works:

  • Solo Shows
  • Dance
  • Cabaret
  • Musicals (Short and Long)
  • Short Plays
  • Subway Musicians

HOW TO APPLY

PART ONE: Read this page, our FAQ and  Our TERMS AND CONDITIONS

PART TWO: Fill out the application form . You will be asked to provide information on the following:

  • How you heard about Emerging Artists Theatre’s New Work Series
  • Why you think your show would be a good fit
  • Show title, running time, and production history
  • Show marketing blurb (one sentence) and summary (less than 500 words)
  • Contact information and professional bio(s)

Hit SUBMIT to submit your application

GETTING ACCEPTED

If you are accepted into the New Work Series, there will be an information session/meet-and-greet on a date to be determined. There will be snacks.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Civilian's R&D group workshop

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Deadline: June 22, 2020 11:59 PM EST
NYC

The Civilians’ R&D Group provides writers, directors, composers, and other generative artists with a space to develop their investigative theater projects. The creative process may include research, interviews, engaging with specific communities, or other experimental methods of inquiry.

The group meets about 12 times on a regular basis for nine months to share methodologies and resulting work, facilitated by the R&D Program Director. At meetings, group members participate in supporting the development of each other’s projects, therefore regular attendance is critical and should be considered when applying.

At the end of the season, each project will be given a brief rehearsal process to address development goals culminating in a work-in-progress presentation.

In an effort to prioritize keeping our communities safe during this global health emergency, we remain flexible with shifting circumstances. We therefore anticipate the 2020-2021 R&D Group may meet remotely until safety and circumstances allow us to do otherwise.

Applications are due by June 22, 2020, at 11:59PM EST

Please apply below or via this link
Direct questions to rdgroup@thecivilians.org
Learn more about the current R&D Group HERE

WRITERS - please upload one full-length script that you feel is representative of your work.

APPLY HERE – The Civilians R&D Group 2020-2021 Application

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Playwrights Week at The Lark 2020

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Deadline:  April 15, 2020

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 annual, intensive, seven-day festival is designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of writers with new work in development.

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.

The five writers selected for Playwrights’ Week are provided with twelve 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 supportive group conversation.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Playwrights’ Week 2020 will take place in November 2020.
  • Each applicant should expect a final response by September 2020.
  • 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 scripts during the selection process.
  • Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

2021 Page 73 Development Programs Application

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Deadline: April 5, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

New York City

Each year Page 73 meets the talented playwrights we work with through this free application. Applicants can choose to apply for the 2021 Page 73 Playwriting Fellowship and/or the 2021 Interstate 73 writers group. Please read below for more information about each program and for instructions on submitting an application.

Applications include a resume, 10-page playwriting sample, and letter of intent addressing specific questions posed below.

Please note that you cannot save your work in the form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email info@page73.org.

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.

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 2021 and appreciate that schedules and institutional affiliations change. If you are not sure about your involvement in other writers groups or your location for 2021, you are welcome to apply for Interstate 73 and update us accordingly regarding your eligibility.


Page 73 only accepts submissions via this online form.

If for some reason you are unable to submit via this form or have questions about these programs or this application process, please email info@page73.org.


The following materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on April 5, 2020 to be considered for the 2021 development programs.

A. Completed Online Application Form *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.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Troy Foundry Theatre seeks submissions for reading series

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Deadline: February 15, 2020

TROY FOUNDRY THEATRE IS ACCEPTING PLAY SUBMISSIONS FOR 2020 MARCH SESSION OF DARK DAY MONDAYS FREE READING SERIES

The selected plays will be presented in staged reading format with the possibility of being considered for full staging.  Please see below for details and submission directions.

We’re calling for submissions of plays that meet the following criteria:
  • Work well in a non-proscenium seating environment, allowing the possibility of being performed in non-traditional spaces like a storefront, rooftop, old house or hotel, restaurant, pub or brewery
  • Feature immersive elements or takes advantage of being performed amidst or among (not “at”) a live audience
  • Will benefit from a full-day workshop experience with a director, actors and an audience to play among
  • Have not been fully produced.  Previous workshops and readings are fine. 

HOW TO SUBMIT:

Work must be submitted via email to tftsubmissions@gmail.com with the subject line: 2020 MARCH SESSION _FIRST NAME LAST NAME_ TITLE OF PROJECT

Submissions for the 2020 MARCH session will be accepted until midnight on Saturday, February 15, 2020.

There is NO submission fee.

Please include a short playwright’s bio, a synopsis of the piece, a production history of the piece, and the play in PDF or WORD doc format. You will only hear back from us if your play is selected.  

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

New Moon Minute writers' LGBTQ group (NYC)

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Deadline: February 10, 2020 11:59 PM

New Moon Minute is a monthly writers’ group taking place on or around the New Moon, in which participants will develop 10-15 minute works for the stage that fall within the boundaries of Water House’s mission to produce Queer Mythos Theatre. We seek works that stretch and challenge the boundaries of writing. We seek artists interested in using visual components beyond the written word and exercising text in non-narrative ways. The work developed in New Moon Minute should begin on paper - in notation - and grow to flower on the performer's body.

New Moon Minute is part of our lunar and seasonal programming cycle, which includes the monthly Full Moon Sing and annual A Minute Flowering showcase.

New Moon Minute will have five monthly writers-only sessions beginning in February and concluding in June, culminating in a showing of writers’ works produced by Water House Collective, called A Minute Flowering.  Each writers-only session will be no more than 3 hours long and will take place on or around the new moon (based on writers’ availability). Writers will be asked to read each others’ pieces in between sessions, however the works are short (less than 20 pages) and most reading and feedback will be done during workshop hours.

In the final months, additional meetings and rehearsals with actors and guest directors will be scheduled as necessary. Calling upon the extended Water House Collective network, we will strive to offer contributing writers’ pieces as much (or as little) development as they see fit.

ETHOS

Each session will be informed by ritual, beginning with something like prayer, proceeding into mindful and transformative discussion, mapping, working. Our structure for feedback and discussion is inspired by Quaker practice, where we will each carefully consider how work is speaking to us and how our voices will contribute to the generative growth of the artistic conversation - a force that is shared by those of us that are present together. We will end each meeting with a quiet, reflective time to consider the lunar cycle and editing process, to prepare writers re-entry into the normal world.

WHO WE SEEK

Emerging writers who identify as Queer in some fashion and lack institutional or formal support, particularly for their submitted work, and those who may be interested in ritual performance or have a fascination with lunar cycles. Queer & Trans People of Color (QTPOC) voices are especially welcome.

WHAT WE SEEK

Proposals for new prompts for performance (scripts, diagrams, poems, designs, etc) that are in seedling phase. We are especially interested in developing works that queer performance; these may be difficult to describe, include many disparate design or performance elements, or are impractical or improbable or impossible but still unquestionably works for performance. We do not require that plots feature queer characters or narratives.

If you would like your piece or selection to be included in a group showing at the end of the workshop process, it should be no longer than 15 minutes when performed in full.

NOTE

New Moon Minute is not a grant or funding opportunity. Water House will provide rehearsal and performance space, refreshments, feedback, and will secure directors and performers for the final showing, but at this time, we are unable to provide additional funds for exploration or stipends for accepted writers.

IF INTERESTED

Please submit:
  • a script of something (else) you have made. This sample may be either a document file or image file, so long as it can be opened with Google, Microsoft Office, or other standard software. The Water House Collective creative clerks will read about 10 pages per submission, in images or text or some combination. If you submit more than 10 pages, please tell us which 10 to review.  
  • a ~300 word description of the work you hope to develop and what you aim to achieve during this process. 
  • a list of the last three artistic projects you created/participated in that you LOVED, with one sentence describing each. We will not disqualify anyone based on their resume, we would simply like a broader sense of who you are as a performance maker. 
  • if you have a website/social media presence/cool YouTube video of yourself/anything special you would like us to know or see, please include it.  

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO WATERHOUSECOLLECTIVE@GMAIL.COM WITH THE SUBJECT LINE NEW MOON MINUTE SUBMISSION BY 11:59 PM ON FEBRUARY 10TH.

THE FIRST NEW MOON MINUTE MEETING WILL BE HELD ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST. 

Sunday, February 2, 2020

New Victory LabWorks 2020

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Deadline: February 5, 2020

Submission Form

New Victory LabWorks is committed to fostering an inclusive program where every artist feels welcome. We encourage creators who are diverse in identity, perspective, ability and experience to apply. We believe it is important for young audience members from all communities to see themselves represented on stage with stories that are relevant to their lives.

2020 – 21 New Victory LabWorks Artist Applications

Applications are now open for the 2020-21 New Victory LabWorks program. Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

Join us for a LabWorks Info Session and Networking Event on January 15 from 5-6pm to learn more about application requirements, meet with New Victory staff members and former and current LabWorks Artists, and ask questions. The Info Session will also be live streamed on the New Victory Facebook and Instagram pages. RSVP to attend the in-person or digital info session.

Program Requirements
  • Artist(s) must be NYC-based and available to participate between August 2020 and July 2021.
  • Artist(s) must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Artist(s) must apply with a concept for a specific project. The project must be intended for family audiences (artist does not need prior experience in creating work suitable for families).
  • Proposed project must be in development, but may be at any point during development, including initial concept.
  • Artist(s) must have secured the rights to use or incorporate any pre-existing material (if applicable) as part of the proposed project.
  • Artist(s) must be able to attend rehearsals in Manhattan. Rehearsal hours are typically Monday through Saturday, within the hours of 10am to 6pm.
  • Artist(s) must be interested in actively participating in all aspects of the New Victory LabWorks program, including professional development, monthly meetings with the 2020-21 LabWorks cohort, peer-based exchange and peer and/or audience feedback.

For further information on New Victory LabWorks, please read our FAQs.

Instructions and Application
If you are interested in reviewing the application questions and required materials before applying, please refer to this document.

Please complete the application and include support materials via a Dropbox link. If you have physical materials to submit, please let us know by emailing LabWorks@NewVictory.org.
Once all applications are reviewed, a select group of applicants will be contacted to participate in an interview with members of the New Victory Artistic Programming staff. All applicants will receive notification of final decisions. No phone calls, please.
Applications are due by 5pm on Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Live & In Color seeks plays & musicals for 2020

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Deadline: March 1st, 2020

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast.

The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience.

The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.

To Apply
Submit the required materials via email to Director of New Works, Dennis Corsi, at dennis@theatreincolor.org.

Submissions due March 1st, 2020.

Submission Requirements

MUSICALS

The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts.

All submissions should include:

Single page synopsis

Single page character breakdown

Demo of score (2-3 songs)

Sample of dialogue (5-10 pages)

Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

PLAYS

The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors.

All submissions should include:

Single page synopsis

Single page character breakdown

Script sample (10-20 pages)

Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Scholarship opportunity - Annual Comedy Writing Intensive for Women

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Deadline: February 1, 2020

Submission via Submittable (free account required)

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

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

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

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

For women and women identifying writers only.

DATES: March 19 – 22 2020

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Women's Project Theatre Lab 2020 - 2022

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WP Theater is looking for early career women+ playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the WP Lab.

The Lab provides up to fifteen artists with community, a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage.

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

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

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a woman+ artist living within 90 minutes of WP Theater via car or rail
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at WP Theater twice each month for the duration of the two years, as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at WP
  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment
  • Must be available for an in-person interview


THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WILL:

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


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

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must submit the following:

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


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

TO APPLY:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SUBMITTABLE SITE TO APPLY.

YOU MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE DISCIPLINE PER LAB CYCLE.

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

Monday, December 23, 2019

Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting 2020

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The Neukom Institute, the Dartmouth Department of Theater and Vox Theater have once again joined together for the Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award for Playwriting.

The award-winning play will receive a workshop and public reading at VoxFest at Dartmouth College (July 5-13 2020) followed by an additional workshop and reading in the 2020/2021 season at Northern Stage, a LORT-D theater in White River Junction, VT.

Plays should be written in response to the prompt: “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized, digital world?”

The award comes with a $5,000 honorarium.

Submissions must include a blind copy of the play, a resume/bio, a production history of the play and a one page statement of purpose that answers the following questions:

1. How does your play address the theme of exploring humanity in our computerized, digital world?
2. What are your goals for this play in its current form?
3. The winning play will receive two readings: one at VoxFest at Dartmouth College and the second in the 2020/2021 season at Northern Stage. How would you use this two-part development process to achieve these goals?

*Note that plays that have received a full production are not eligible for the competition.*

Playwrights can submit here

Deadline
December 31, 2019.

Questions?
Email Kate Mulley at kate@voxtheater.org.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab

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Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab continues its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices in the American Theatre. Since its inception, Chain has developed plays focusing on what unites us, links us together as well as what divides us. This is a highly collaborative process with a personal, intensive focus on the playwright, your story, and your words.

This program has been made possible with the support of the New York Department of Cultural Affairs.

SUBMISSIONS OPEN: OCT 25, 2019
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: DEC 12, 2019
ANNOUNCEMENTS: JAN 6, 2020
“THE FOLKS AT THE CHAIN THEATRE ARE AMONG THE GREAT  UNSUNG HEROES OF CULTURAL NEW YORK.”

Richard Price, Clockers, HBO’s The Night Of, The Wire

CHAIN PLAYWRITING LAB SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility:

  • All playwrights must be NYC based artists. 
  • Must be part of an under-represented community in the arts. Female identifying, a person of color, LGBTQ, or trans artists are encouraged to apply. 
  • Must be full length plays. 70 pages or more with a completed draft. 
  • Playwright must have all necessary rights. 


Application Process:

Applications will be accepted Oct 25, 2019 – Dec 12, 2019. Free to submit and participate. Include the following with your submission:

  • Resume and Bio. 
  • History of where the play has been previously produced or developed.
  • PDF Attachment of your play. It must be a completed draft. 
  • Must be available for in-person interview.

SUBMIT TO: info@chaintheatre.org

THE LAB

This is an intensive, highly collaborative process. We ask that you only submit if you have the availability to participate in the Lab.

Playwrights will meet regularly with your Director and the Director of the Lab. While each play will have different needs depending on how far along in the development process your play is, a typical timeline for the Lab would be: Weeks 1-2, meet with the Director and the Director of the Lab once a week to discuss your work and structure. Following each of these meetings, you will be given time to work on the play outside of the Lab and return with any changes. Weeks 3-5, actors are brought in to read through the script and/or work on specific scenes. At a second meeting during these weeks, you will meet with the Director to discuss what was learned from the previous rehearsal and any possible changes to consider. Week 6, there will be two to three rehearsals to fine tune the intentions of the characters with the actors in preparation for the staged readings.

A Director will be chosen for you from the Chain Theatre Team, so plays that already have a director attached cannot be considered. All actors will be chosen by the Director and the Chain to ensure an opportunity to hear the text with a fresh voice.

Following the 6 weeks of development, playwrights will be given two professional staged readings at Chain Theatre with an invited audience. Tickets to the staged reading will be FREE to all patrons. Staged Readings will take place February 21st - February 23rd, 2020. All plays developed are candidates for full production for the Chain 2020 Season.
LEADERSHIP

Chain Playwriting Lab will be led by Ella Jane New, Ella is a theatre and film maker based in NYC. After receiving her MFA from University of London, Ella wrote and directed Banquet of Chestnuts at the George Wood Theatre in London, where she received the Goldsmiths New Writing Award. Other awards include: WOMEN MAKE MOVIES Fellowship and Eastman Foundation Grant and was chosen for the Creative Minds Program in association with Sundance Institute & Sundance Film Festival. Ella's work has been seen around the world at the U.N. Global Wake-Up Fest; Unspoken human rights Festival and has received distribution by BBC Worldwide, Al Jazeera and Globostat Brazil."

Ms. New will on hand, moderating the rehearsal and development process. Christina Elise Perry, Director of Outreach for the Chain Theatre, will also oversee the completion of the Lab in collaboration with the Chain Theatre’s Artistic Director, Kirk Gostkowski, and Literary Director, John Arthur Long.

All rehearsals and meetings will take place at the Chain Theatre located at 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Live & In Color - Call for Submissions

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Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast.

The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience.

The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.

To Apply
Submit the required materials via email to Director of New Works, Dennis Corsi, at dennis@theatreincolor.org.

Submissions due March 1st, 2020.

Submission Requirements

MUSICALS

The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts.

All submissions should include:
  • Single page synopsis
  • Single page character breakdown
  • Demo of score (2-3 songs)
  • Sample of dialogue (5-10 pages)
  • Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)


PLAYS

  • The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors. 
All submissions should include:
  • Single page synopsis
  • Single page character breakdown
  • Script sample (10-20 pages)
  • Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

Monday, November 18, 2019

One-Act New Plays Workshop 2020

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The Theatre of Western Springs (Illinois) Directors’ Workshop Program One-Act NEW PLAYS WORKSHOP August, 2020.

Anyone interested in submitting a script for consideration should follow these One Act Play Submission Guidelines:

Submission Deadline: January 9, 2020

Notification of Selected Plays: June, 2020 (earlier if possible)
Entry Fee: None

  •  Plays must not have been previously produced or published.
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a lager work or work-in-progress.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
  • Plays should run no less than 15 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in length.
  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.
  • If you’d like to, please include play’s development history as a separate document. e.g. had a staged reading at Chicago Dramatist. If none, not necessary.
  • Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 117-seat black box theater.
  • Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay). Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.
  • Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, TWS shall be named as “first
  • produced”
  • Selected plays will have a production mounted in August 2020 (exact dates unknown at this time) at The Theatre of Western Springs with at least three performances.
  • Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
  • Playwrights are requested to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance.

 Submission process:
Preferred:

For direct submissions, please email the two files to:
DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2020 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.

You may mail your submission to:
2020 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs
4384 Hampton Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558

Any Questions should be directed to:
TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com
Please do not call TWS.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

The Theatre of Western Springs (IL) Directors’ Workshop Program One-Act NEW PLAYS WORKSHOP August, 2020

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Submission Deadline: January 9, 2020
Notification of Selected Plays:  June, 2020 (earlier if possible)
Entry Fee: None
  • Plays must not have been previously produced or published.
  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a lager work or work-in-progress.
  • The playwright’s name should not appear anywhere in the script.
  • Include two title pages:
One title page should contain 
a) the name of your play, and                                                        
b) your name, address, phone number, and email address.
The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read. The document should contain no identifying information about the author in any way on any page except the one title page, which will not be revealed until the plays are selected.
- Plays should run no less than 15 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in length.
- Plays must be typed in standard play format.
- If you’d like to, please include play’s development history as a separate document.  e.g. had a staged reading at Chicago Dramatist.  If none, not necessary.
- Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.
- Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/ technical support for a 117-seat black box theater. Play must be able to be performed with no more than six actors (double casting is okay). Note that younger actors may be difficult to cast.
- Manuscripts will not be returned. Please do not send return envelopes with postage.
- Playwrights may submit multiple plays and retain full rights to all works submitted.  However, TWS shall be named as “first produced”.
- Selected plays will have a production mounted in August 2020 (exact dates unknown at this time) at The Theatre of Western Springs with at least three performances.
- Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.
- Playwrights are required to attend and participate in a post-show discussion after each performance. If the playwright is unavailable for all performances, his/her play may not be selected.

Submission process:

Preferred:  For direct submissions, please email the two files to: DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2020 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.

You may mail your submission to:  2020 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs 4384 Hampton Avenue Western Springs, IL  60558

Any Questions should be directed to:   TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com
Please do not call TWS.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Eastern Front Theatre now accepting submissions for STAGES 2020

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Submission deadline is December 1, 2019

Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax Nova Scotia, CA) is now accepting submissions for STAGES 2020.

Submissions can be for a reading, workshop or full production.

Applications for full productions must come from a Production Company (not an individual) to be considered.

In the application, please include:
- cover letter
- overview of the piece (2-3 sentences)
- full synopsis
- developmental history
- script (as much as is completed)
- log line

If applicable:
- team headshots and CVs
- reviews/audience feedback
- production photos
- archival video
- poster

Submissions should be sent to info@easternfronttheatre.com

Friday, October 4, 2019

Playwrights Center Core Writer Program

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The intent of the Core Writer Program is to support playwrights who demonstrate a sustained level of accomplishment, commitment, and artistic excellence. Created in recognition of the particular needs of emerging and established writers, the program offers significant resources intended to further a playwright's career and is available to writers nationally.

Playwrights who have benefited from the Core Writer program include Christina Anderson, Trista Baldwin, Lee Blessing, George Brant, Carlyle Brown, Connie Congdon, Marcus Gardley, Jeffrey Hatcher, Sherry Kramer, Carson Kreitzer, Martyna Majok, Melanie Marnich, Winter Miller, Greg Moss, Qui Nguyen, Kira Obolensky, Jen Silverman, and Alice Tuan.

The Core Writer program gives 25-30 of the most exciting playwrights from across the country the time and tools to develop new work for the stage. All Core Writers receive play development workshops at the Center in collaboration with prominent directors, actors, dramaturgs, and designers. Core Writers are eligible to be included in our formal season of public readings: the PlayLabs Festival and the Ruth Easton New Play Series. Core Writers are also promoted by the Center and provided opportunities through an extensive network of colleges and universities, cultural institutions, and producing theaters.

Each term is three years; Core Writers may reapply for additional terms.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. It is not required for an applicant to have had professional productions in order to apply. However, please note that this program is highly competitive and is designed for committed professional playwrights who are pursuing playwriting as their primary career. Students enrolled in a full-time educational program are not eligible.

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form (including contact details and eligibility information)

-Playwriting Resume

-1-2 paragraph Artists Statement.
Use this statement to contextualize your work sample and help the panel get to know you as an artist. Describe your artistic goals and vision as a theater maker. You're only submitting one play, but this statement is your opportunity to describe the larger landscape of your work and to discuss your reasons for writing plays.

-1 page statement of Core Writer Goals
This is a statement, around one page in length, explaining how the Core Writer Program would benefit your career as a playwright. You may want to discuss projects you hope to develop as a Core Writer, specific resources you hope to take advantage of, and/or goals you have for your career. This statement should reflect a clear understanding of the program and the Playwrights' Center and explain to the evaluators why becoming a Core Writer is the right next step for you.

-Full-length play script
A full-length play generally runs at least one hour. If you are submitting a script for a musical or a play that was written in collaboration with another artist (i.e. lyricist), please clearly indicate your role in the writing of the play. Co-written work that does not have a clear division of who created which part will not be accepted—the evaluators need to be able to evaluate your work specifically.

-One letter of recommendation
Please request one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your work as a playwright. Letters must be received by the application deadline: January 23, 2020. You will be sending a request through the application portal below.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Note: You will need to make a SlideRoom account in order to apply. If you are a Playwrights' Center member, your PWC login will not automatically log you in to SlideRoom—they are two different systems. If you already have a SlideRoom account, you should be able to access the application using your existing login.

For a video tutorial on using SlideRoom, please click here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Sauk sixth annual Plays-in-Development

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The Sauk, Hillsdale County's Community Theatre, located in Jonesville, Michigan is seeking entries to consider for our sixth annual Plays-In-Development in 2020. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood (and expected) that changes will be made to the script between initial submission and performance.

The selected plays will first go through notes with the artistic director. A show-specific director will then be assigned. The director will work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in mid-June with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings. It is expected that the selected playwrights will be involved in the process and be in attendance for final rehearsals and the public reading in Jonesville, MI. 

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 July 10 and 11, 2020. Playwrights will be on site between July 7-12. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk will provide travel and lodging.

The goal of Plays-in-Development is to help playwrights improve 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.

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 submission deadline is 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, October 4, 2019. 

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 December 2, 2019.  

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