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Monday, March 12, 2018

Playwrights Week at The Lark

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

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

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

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

A complete submission is composed of two parts:

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

Download the application form here:

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

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

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

Please review the following SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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


Sunday, February 25, 2018

Women's Project Theater Lab Applications

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WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE ’18-’20 LAB!
WP Theater is looking for female-identified or trans playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the 2018-2020 WP Lab.

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

Deadline for applications is MARCH 1, 2018.

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

THE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS WILL:
  • Receive a stipend
  • Participate in a monthly lab meeting led by WP Artistic Staff and Lab Liaisons
  • Participate in a bimonthly meeting of the five artists in their concentration led by a mentor in their field
  • Participate in master classes led by established artists
  • Receive complimentary tickets to WP shows, invited dress rehearsals and other special events
  • Receive artistic support and professional development guidance from the artistic staff
  • Participate in The Pipeline Festival, a festival of five new plays, written, directed and produced by the WP Lab, to be presented during the second year
For further clarification of Requirements for Eligibility, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

All applicants must submit the following:
  • Current resume
  • One page statement that describes your artistic vision and the specific process behind it and why this residency would be useful for you in this moment of your career.
  • A list of 3 professional references, including title/affiliation, phone and email
  • Playwrights:
  • In a separate PDF, the full length script most representative of your work and that you believe to be ready for production.
  • The draft should not have your name or any other identifiers.
  • The play must be at least 60 pages long, and must be a completed draft, though it need not be a final draft.
For further clarification of materials required for application, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section below.

TO APPLY:

PLEASE VISIT OUR SUBMITTABLE SITE TO APPLY.

YOU MAY ONLY APPLY TO ONE DISCIPLINE PER LAB CYCLE.
Hard copy applications will not be accepted
Emailed applications will not be accepted.
If you have specific questions, please email literary@womensproject.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section. No phone calls, or emailed applications please.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Rising Circle Theater Collective is accepting applications for INKtank Cycle 9

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Rising Circle Theater Collective is now accepting submissions for INKtank (Cycle 9), an intensive play development lab for playwrights of color.  INKtank is a 12-week lab for 3-4 writers of color who will focus on the rewrites of a new play.  Under the facilitation of INKtank alums, Raquel Almazan (La Esperanza, or The Hopefulness) and Monet Hurst-Mendoza (Lilia, Veil'd), INKtank writers will be invested in the revision process of their own work and of their fellow lab writers, with a shared intention of honest feedback and rigorous pursuit of artistic goals.

The final drafts of the INKtank plays will be presented at PlayRISE, a culminating festival event where the selected works receive a public reading.

Applicants must submit the following by Friday, January 12, 2018:

One full-length script that you would like to work on during the lab (Please note: we are not accepting one-character plays or musicals).

Resume.

A one-page artistic statement explaining your personal rewrite goals, what you feel are the strengths of the script, and what you would like to focus on for the piece during the developmental process.  Please include the developmental history of this piece, including past and/or upcoming readings and presentations of the play.

Finalists will be contacted for an interview in early February.  Applicants MUST live in the tri-state area to be considered.

Each play MUST have the following in order to comply with our culminating project vision:

•  In line with Rising Circle's mission statement, plays should give voice to the unheard stories of people of color.

• First drafts of full-length scripts. (We will accept scripts in raw and early stages of development.)

• 5-ACTOR maximum. (No exceptions. If your play has more than 5 characters, the text must support double casting.)

• We strongly encourage submission of plays that have an urgency to speak to the current social, political and cultural times.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

•    Lab meets for 12-consecutive Sundays, starting Sunday, February 25, 2017.

•    Each session is 3-4 hours, where pages are read and discussed (one hour per playwright).

LAB REQUIREMENTS & GOALS

• INKtank playwrights are expected to attend all weekly lab meetings, and participate in post-reading discussions by providing constructive feedback for fellow playwrights.

• Each playwright must read the selected scripts prior to the first meeting.

• Each playwright is responsible for generating new pages weekly (5 page min, 20 page max)

• Each playwright is expected to participate in 2 midpoint readings. The first midpoint reading consists of reading solely the first act after the first few meetings among the group. After 6 weeks, there will be a second midpoint reading of the rough draft of entire script with actors.  Playwrights will continue to refine their drafts for another 6 weeks, culminating in PlayRISE.

CULMINATING EVENT: PLAYRISE FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS

• A week of public readings of all plays in early June, 2018 (final dates to be determined during INKtank).

• All playwrights will receive an honorarium.

• Playwrights are expected to attend each reading to support their fellow lab members, and participate in any panel events that are scheduled during PlayRISE.

All submissions must be made via Submittable by Friday, January 12, 2018. For further questions, please contact info@risingcircle.org. Visit www.risingcircle.org to learn more about Rising Circle Theater Collective.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

FirstWorks: New Playwrights at T@F

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FirstWorks is Theatre@First's workshop program for new plays. With this program we aim to engage with Boston-area playwrights and support new works. One full-length play is chosen for each session of FirstWorks. Playwrights have the opportunity to gain feedback on their work from experienced directors and actors during the revision process, followed by a staged reading with feedback from our enthusiastic and insightful audience.

One of T@F's experienced stage directors will make a close reading of the selected script and offer feedback to the playwright. Actors will be recruited by T@F for a closed roundtable reading of the revised script with feedback offered after the reading. Following that round of revisions, this round of FirstWorks will culminate in May 2018 with a public staged reading of the revised script and a talkback session with the audience.

What are we looking for?

One full-length play will be selected. Due to logistical constraints, only shows able to be performed by a maximum of six actors will be considered. There are no subject matter criteria—we hope to be surprised and delighted. Work submitted will be subject to extensive feedback with the expectation that revisions will be performed by the playwright throughout this process.

Who should apply?

FirstWorks encourages submissions from playwrights regardless of race, color, religion, ethnicity, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, body type, age, disability or any other identity factor. Women, LGBT and POC are particularly encouraged to submit. All workshop sessions will be held in the Davis Square area of Somerville.

What if my script doesn't need revision?

FirstWorks is intended for scripts in the draft stage that can benefit from the feedback we offer. Theatre@First has a separate program for staged readings of finished scripts. For more information about that program, click here.

What will be submitted?

The initial submission consists of contact information, a short bio, a synopsis of the play, and a ten-page sample of the script. Each playwright may submit only one play per session.

Don't you want to read the whole thing?

Yes. Finalists will be asked to submit a complete script by February 1, 2018. Finalists may be invited to interview with the FirstWorks Program Director and T@F Artistic Director before the final selection is made.

Is there a fee?

No. There is no submission or participation fee and no offer of payment of any kind.

Submissions Open:

November 16, 2017

Deadline for Submissions:

December 29, 2017

Finalists Announced:

January 2018

Deadline for Finalist Script Submissions:

February 1, 2018

Show Announced:

March 1, 2018

Staged Reading:

May 2018

Questions:

Email firstworks@theatreatfirst.org.

Submission Requirements

Please cut & paste the following form into an email, fill it out, and send it to firstworks@theatreatfirst.org with your sample. Only the first submission from any individual playwright will be considered.


NAME:

EMAIL:

PHONE:

ADDRESS:

BIO: (In 250 words or less, please tell us something about yourself and your history as a playwright, or other theatre experience.)

PLAY TITLE:

# OF CHARACTERS: (Plays will be performed by a maximum of six actors. Plays for smaller casts are welcome. Plays with larger casts that cannot be accommodated by doubling roles will not be considered.)

SYNOPSIS: (In 250 words or less, please tell us what your play is about and what happens in it.)

SAMPLE: (Please attach a 10-page sample of the script to your email as a PDF or Word document. Only the first ten pages of your submission will be read.)


Thank you very much for your interest in FirstWorks and Theatre@First. We look forward to reading your submission.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

RED EYE’S WORKS-IN-PROGRESS 2018-CALL FOR PROPOSALS ~ Minnesota

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Applications will be accepted through December 6, 2017

Works-In-Progress provides artistic, production, and administrative developmental support over a six-month periodfor a cohort of 4-5 selected artists/artistic collaborations.

A hallmark of the program is a series of critical response feedback sessions facilitated by Red Eye artists. Artists selected have access to the theater throughout the program, providing the opportunity to explore and experiment with conceptual and staging ideas over an extended timeframe.

Works-In-Progress is linked to Red Eye’s Isolated Acts program, with both functioning as key components of the annual New Works 4 Weeks festival.

Works-In-Progress was created over 30 years ago as a way to support experimental performance makers in dialogue with each other. It aims to create a multidisciplinary community of creators linked by a shared desire to investigate process throughcritical discourse.

The emphasis of Works-In-Progress is on the process of developing an original piece for performance, primarily in terms of its conceptual development and staging. The series is designed to serve emerging artistswho are exploring new directions in pieces that would benefit from an extensive reflective process and are best suited for development in a creative laboratory setting.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Artists working in all performancedisciplines are welcome to apply. Interdisciplinary, multimedia,and collaborative artists are encouraged.Works-In-Progress is targeted towards artists, collaboratives, and ensembles who are pushing the boundaries of performance through a questioning of form, content, and/or aesthetics. Four to five projects are selected each year by a panel consisting of Red Eye company artists and past WIP participants. Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail by December 22, 2017about the panel’s decision.  Projects in which the primary artists are current undergraduate students are not eligible for this program.

Each project may present A MINIMUM OF 10 AND A MAXIMUM OF 15 MINUTES in the festival.

Longer works may be accepted into the program, in which case an excerpt will be presented in the final show.

Should a piece receive subsequent production, credit must be given to Red Eye for developmental support.Works-In-Progress 2018will be presented for four public performances Thursday-Sunday, May 24-27, 2018.

A direct stipend of $550 is provided foreach project.Participants have access to Red Eye’s technical resources, including rehearsal spaceand limited lighting and sound capabilities throughout the rehearsal process. Access will be dependent on mainstage and rental shows happening in the space during the course of the program.

Red Eye provides a lighting designer and production manager for the public performances, promotion of the series, and an opening night reception.  The series is not open to critical review.Participants are expected to give their works production values (minimal as they may be), and move beyond a staged reading. Participants are responsible for all elements of production, including casting, design(aside from lighting design), and direction.Participation is required in at least five of the seven group feedback sessions.Selected participants must be able to attend an informational meeting 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.Rehearsal space will be available from that date through performance.

APPLICATIONCHECKLIST

1. A cover pagelisting the title of your project, your name, address, telephone number/s and e-mail address.

2. A two-page narrative, including
1) a description of the conceptual intent of the piece and your ideas for how those intentions might be developed for performance;
2) an articulation of the questions you are raising in your workand this project;
3) the style of the piece; and the visual, aural, and/or staging approaches you hope to explore;
4) a paragraph about your expectations for what you hope to get out of the program.
3. A one-page resume of the primary artist/s submitting this proposal.

4. A list of proposed production/artistic personnel(consider lead artists, performers, directors, designers, etc.).

You may also include a short statement detailing your relationship to any of these potential collaborators. Note: Red Eye provides a production coordinator and lighting designer for the series.

5. (optional) A production historyof your proposed project, if any.

6. A one-page work sampleinformational page. This should include: titles, length of excerpts, your role in each, a brief description of how the work sample relates to your proposed project, and linksto the work samples (if applicable).

7. (optional) Any visual or text work samples that do not have electronic links.

WORK SAMPLE(S)

For your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material will be weighted as follows:

NOTE: Most proposals benefit from the inclusion of a performance video sample
> videosample, 1 minute = 1 minute (vimeo or equivalent link)
> audio sample, 1 minute = 1 minute (link or sound file attachment)
> visuals, 1 image= 30 seconds (image file OR link to website or equivalent)
> performance text, 1 page = 1 minute (.pdf or .doc formatted), (for example: you could submit 5 minutes of video or 2 minutes of video, 2 pages of text, and 2images, etc.

SUBMISSION

Pleasesubmit your application electronically to staff@redeyetheater.org.

To do so, save your proposal as a single PDF file. Work samples should besent as separate digital attachments or links.

 If sending links be sure to include any relevant passwords for accesson the Work Sample Informational page.

Include your name in all file titles.

If you are unable to submit electronically, send or deliver hard copies to:
RED EYE
15 West 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403-2301

Applications maybe placed in Red Eye’s mail slot 24/7, located on your right as you face the front doors.Note: the slot can only accommodate packages less than 2” thick.

Work samples will not be returned.If necessary, the panel may contactselected applicants for a brief interview before a final decision is made.

Application materials must be received at Red Eye on or before WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017.  This is NOT a postmark date
or your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material
will be weighted as follows:
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WORK SAMPLE(S)
For your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material
will be weighted as follows:
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sample
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audio sample
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or your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material
will be weighted as follows:
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sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (vimeo or equivalent link)
>
audio sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (link or sound file attachment)
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v
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etc.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Athena Theatre Playwriting Group and New Play Festival

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Athena Theatre invites you to submit to Athena Writes, emerging playwrights’ group assembled for a one-year exploration of the theme: “Falling Forward,” and centered on Athena Theatre’s commitment to supporting new work which pushes at the boundaries of live theatre. We especially encourage playwrights with an eye for diverse characters, strong points of view, and action focused dialogue to apply. 

As a part of Athena Writes, playwrights will meet twice a month on Tuesdays (or a date that works best for the group), beginning in mid-January 2018, for three hours, to discuss the year’s theme, share new work and talk playwriting and the business of theatre. Playwrights will be asked to write a short, 10-minute play for production at the New Play Festival currently scheduled at a NYC theatre in Spring 2018.  They will also spend the year working on a full-length piece on this year’s theme.  The playwright group will be facilitated by Athena Theatre Company’s 2018 playwright-in-residence, Nora Sørena Casey.  

All playwrights will offer a ten-minute play at the play festival.  Athena Theatre will provide the theater space and PR outreach; playwrights will be responsible for any specialty costumes, props or scenic items. The compilation of all ten-minute plays created in residence will be submitted for publication consideration.  

Those selected will be asked for an admission fee to be a part of Athena Writes, emerging playwrights’ group 2018 of $125. 100% of this contribution goes directly to theatre rental, actor and crew stipends for the New Play Festival and the Year-End Staged Reading. 

The playwrights’ full-length plays will also be considered for full production by Athena Theatre in its next season. 

We will have guest dramaturges throughout the year to give feedback on the new pieces. We will also keep playwrights apprised of all play submission opportunities. The meeting space is at the Dramatists Guild Foundation and playwrights will be able to hear their work read out loud.  The three-hour meetings will comprise of discussion about individual playwrights’ projects, as well as readings of new work, where playwrights will cast (from the other writers) and hear their work read aloud.  Athena Theatre believes that a play cannot be fully understood until the words hit the ear of an audience.  This process will allow playwrights to deepen their understanding of their own work, as well as glean ideas and approaches from their fellow playwrights. 

Playwrights will be asked to concentrate on both their ten-minute piece, as well as their full-length piece throughout the year. 

At the end of the year, 10-minute excerpts from each full-length play will be presented as a staged reading at a NYC venue TBA. 

To be considered for Athena Writes 2018 please submit the following by December 16th, 2017 to Founding Artistic Director, Veronique Ory at Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com: 
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest 
  • Full-length play, which highlights your style of writing 
  • Resume 

Monday, November 27, 2017

The Joust Theatre Company's Writers' Round Table

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The Joust Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for our Writers’ Round Table, a new developmental playwriting group. We are seeking playwrights to submit in-process, unproduced plays that reimagine and/or challenge systemic norms (political, societal, religious, etc.).

The Writers’ Round Table will meet 1-2 times per month over a 6 month period to exchange ideas and develop their plays. Each play will then receive 2 workshop performances produced by The Joust, to be presented in repertory with another workshop. If selected for the group, the Joust will provide you with:
  • Creative space to develop ideas, as well as rehearsal and performance space for the workshop performances.
  • Actors and a director.
  • 360 marketing for workshops.
  • A modest stipend.
To be considered, please send the following in PDF form to joustliterary@gmail.com by NOVEMBER 30th, 2017:

A Writing Resume

A Cover Letter that addresses the following:

Why you would like to be a part of the Writers’ Round Table.

How your proposed play reimagines or challenges systemic norms.

Any conflicts spanning more than four consecutive weeks in the 2018 calendar year.

A draft or sample of the play you would like to work on in the group.

A finished play that you feel best showcases your writing abilities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Sauk plays in development

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The Sauk (Jonesville Michigan) is currently seeking entries to consider for our 2018 Plays-In-Development. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood that changes can be made to the script between initial submission and performance. 

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

Selected playwrights will be asked to be involved in the Plays-in-Development process. The plays will first go through notes with the executive director in early 2018. A director will then be assigned to each play and work with the playwright prior to an audition draft being submitted. Auditions will take place in early June with two weeks of rehearsals prior to public readings. Playwrights are encouraged to make changes to their scripts throughout the rehearsal process (often handing in new drafts on a weekly or even daily basis). The public staged readings will take place on June 29 and 30, 2018. A royalty is provided to the selected playwrights and The Sauk is seeking funding to help pay travel expenses to and from The Sauk for performances.

Draft copies of scripts can be sent to Executive Director Trinity Bird at trinitylbird@gmail.com. The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017.

The play selection committee will review all submissions and select the scripts to be part of the process. For more information, contact the e-mail above.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Play Penn 2018 New Play Development Conference

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Playwrights are invited to work with a director, dramaturg, and designers to develop a specific play, which will be chosen through a rigorous selection process. A three-day pre-conference retreat for playwrights, dramaturgs, directors, and designers begins the festivities. Following the retreat, the playwrights then develop their plays through in-depth workshops with directors, dramaturgs, designers, and professional actors. Each of the plays is given two free public readings, one at the conference midpoint and the other at the end of the development period.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop offers a free workshop

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Mind the Gap (MTG) is a FREE program that brings together teens (ages 14-19) and elders (ages 60+) to share their stories and write plays inspired by each other’s lives. The program culminates in a work-in-progress presentation of the plays, read by professional actors. No theatre experience is required!

Tuesdays
4:00 – 6:00 PM
October 10th – December 12th

Interested candidates may submit an ONLINE APPLICATION HERE
Applications are due by Sunday, September 24th.
Group interviews will take place the week of September 25th.

Potential candidates can visit the NYTW website as www.NYTW.org.

Email address mindthegap@nytw.org
Or call their Education Department directly at 212-780-9037

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

92nd Street Y Opportunity for Playwrights

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Musical Theatre Development Lab (MTDL) is a program devised and directed by Megan Doyle for the 92nd Street Y, and is the umbrella for intersectional opportunities for artists. The Collective supports up to 10 emerging hybrid artists for a one-year residency of educational and creative events. The Resident Artist series provides up to 2 years of both financial and production support towards their Lab Production, an original evening-length Musical Theatre work presented by the 92nd Street Y.

We are pleased to announce the application process for artists to take part in the inaugural season of The Collective, a group of artists working on their own projects within a supportive and challenging environment of feedback and group attention. The forum provides resources, mentorship, performance opportunities, and community support to the artistic process. Geared towards makers who cross genres between dance, theatre, musical theatre and music, the lab is a year-long structure comprised of monthly showings and discussions, lectures and master classes, and informal performances. We are looking for directors, choreographers, playwrights, composers, and artists who highly hyphenate any of these, or more, titles!

Applications accepted on a rolling basis until August 1
2017-2018 Collective Members announced September 5

Application: https://form.jotform.us/71855360954161

For more information email Megan at Mdoyle@92y.org

Sunday, July 16, 2017

BMI Theater Workshop Applications

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Deadlines
Composers/Lyricists: August 1, 2017.
Librettists: June 1, 2017.

Applicants will be notified by August 21, 2017.
Application Materials
Composer: Three contrasting compositions - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
Lyricist: Three contrasting lyrics in PDF format - uptempo, comedy song, ballad.
Composer/Lyricist: Three contrasting songs - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
Librettist: A script sample of at least ten consecutive pages. Material written for the stage is preferred, but screenplays or teleplays are acceptable. Material need not include songs. Please include a sample of comedy writing.

Note that if you apply as a composer and a lyricist, you will be accepted as one or the other (that is, as either a composer or a lyricist) and you will be assigned different collaborators over the course of the year. If you apply as both a composer/lyricist and a librettist and are accepted as both, you will spend your first year as a composer/lyricist only, as the two groups meet at the same time.
Auditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Submissions for 2017-2018 Scratchpad Series due July 16th

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The Scratchpad Series, our newest program, jumpstarts The Realm’s relationship with early-career playwrights by doing one of the things we do best: listening to what playwrights need and then giving it to them. Whether it’s a place to hear a rough draft aloud for the first time, space to fine tune a more mature work or time to focus in on a particular aspect of a piece, we want to give playwrights what they need to thrive. Scratchpad is a chance for us to engage with a whole new group of playwrights each year, erasing limitations of geography or access by working to identify early career playwrights from all across the country to participate.

Scratchpad participants will spend a week in New York City for a developmental reading of their play with top-notch professional collaborators—director, cast, and The Realm’s artistic staff. If the playwright is based outside of New York, The Realm will also facilitate travel and housing for the workshop.

Playwrights Receive
  • One week developmental reading of their play 
  • Professional collaborators, such as a director, cast, and The Realm’s artistic staff.
  • Facilitated travel and housing (if the playwright is based outside of New York City).
Program Criteria
  • Playwright must consider themselves early-career.
  • Play to be considered should be a complete draft.
  • Submitted script has not been produced in NYC.
Submitted script is not under commission from, or slated for production by, another institution.

What We’re Looking For
We love plays with evocative language, plays that contemplate big, unanswerable questions, that are intellectually curious and embrace the complexity of life, and demonstrate an understanding of the possibilities of dramatic storytelling. And of course, plays that are inherently theatrical—that could never be anything other than a play!

As a playwright-centric company hoping to help create the next generation of successful playwrights, we believe it is our responsibility to ensure that the playwrights and the stories we support fully reflect the diversity of the society we live in. As such, we encourage writers and stories with unique cultural perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. With Scratchpad in particular, we aim to help artists break through any barriers that may exist—geographical, economic or otherwise—bringing voices and stories as diverse as our country to work with us and hopefully one day be seen on stages all across the United States.

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All applications must be submitted electronically by July 16th, 11:59PM EST.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cimientos 2017

Now in its 17th year, IATI Theater’s play development program continues the tradition of expanding the possibilities of playwriting. Cimientos 2017 is composed of a lineup of playwrights that carry on the sacred task of pushing the envelope and exploring the boundless potential of contemporary dramaturgy. From historical fantasy to arcane magical realism, this year’s play readings will showcase how the world can be transformed and enhanced through what today's drama can achieve.


SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
There is no submission fee for Cimientos.
Submissions lacking any of the following guidelines will not be considered.
Submission will only be accepted through the online form. See link above (only visible in month of June.)
Submissions must be the author's own work. The piece shall be free from copyright restrictions and the author agrees to hold IATI Theater and directors free and harmless from all copyright claims.

The playwright must commit to be present on the staged reading performance of his/her work.
The playwright must commit to be present on the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) assigned to his/her work.
This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in a New York audience feedback. However, because of the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel), every playwright must be present to take part in the monthly meetings or commit to presenting feedback electronically or in written form on the dates of the PPP's and with no delay.

Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.
Submissions must not exceed 90 minutes in length.
The play must require 5 actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 actors and do not provide a clear and stageable doubling explanation will not be reviewed. If doubling is possible, it must be expressed clearly on the online form.

The submission must be a completed full-length play that has not previously been produced in any setting. If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must inform IATI Theater of the specifics on the online form.
The author’s name(s) should be nowhere within the script, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document. Scripts will be read ‘blind’.
Submissions for the 2018 Season will only be accepted from June 1 to June 30, 2017.

Please use a standard playwriting format.
*The 2018 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 his/her 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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

BMI Theater Workshop Applications

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Deadlines
Composers/Lyricists: August 1, 2017.
Librettists: June 1, 2017.

Applicants will be notified by August 21, 2017.
Application Materials
Composer: Three contrasting compositions - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
Lyricist: Three contrasting lyrics in PDF format - uptempo, comedy song, ballad.
Composer/Lyricist: Three contrasting songs - uptempo, comedy song, ballad. Please include copy of score which includes lyrics.
Librettist: A script sample of at least ten consecutive pages. Material written for the stage is preferred, but screenplays or teleplays are acceptable. Material need not include songs. Please include a sample of comedy writing.

Note that if you apply as a composer and a lyricist, you will be accepted as one or the other (that is, as either a composer or a lyricist) and you will be assigned different collaborators over the course of the year. If you apply as both a composer/lyricist and a librettist and are accepted as both, you will spend your first year as a composer/lyricist only, as the two groups meet at the same time.
Auditions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Acadians Repertory Theatre seeks full-length work for development

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The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is committed to serve playwrights as a place where they feel they can develop work with a company that has a desire to help in the growth of both the playwright and the play. We strive to create a safe, creative, open environment for our playwrights and, using our own experience, along with the experiences of some of our friends from across the country, we seek to help playwrights create and develop shows that have the best chance of a long life of production. Through developmental readings, developmental productions, and soon, the possibilities of residences, we hope to help, through working with the amazing playwrights we come in contact with, the voices of new american playwrights be heard. We are now accepting submissions for our 2018 Season, which kicks off in in early March. We accept submissions of full length plays and musicals.

In order to be eligible for consideration, submissions:
-Should be no longer than 90 minutes (we occasionally make exceptions)
-Should be full length.
-Should be actor/story forward
-Have minimal technical and set requirements
-Have a cast no larger than 10
-Should have limited to no production history and should not be published

We are looking specifically for work that you are looking to further develop and are looking for playwrights who want to be involved in the process. Include some information about yourself Submit in PDF format Submit your materials to submissions@acadianarep.org Please note: There are no submission fees nor is there a fee to be a part of the season. Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the process. 
We look forward to hearing from you!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

March Forth Summer Salon

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We here at March Forth love good stories, and without writers… well we don’t have many good stories, now do we? That is why every summer we provide writers with a chance to have their work read and shared informally in an environment that promotes collaboration, thoughtful feedback and the building of our artistic community.

For four Mondays every summer we gather writers, actors, directors and dramaturgs to read a new play along with the playwright. We discuss what we’ve just experienced, and address any questions or concerns the playwright might have. This is a perfect opportunity for early-career writers or seasoned veterans looking for a supportive arena to try out their newest venture!
Summer Salon Guidelines
  • Full Length, original plays only (no musicals).
  • Play must be complete at the time of submission. Revisions to submitted scripts are allowed, however incomplete texts will not be considered.
  • Playwright must be able to attend the Salon in NYC (August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th)
  • All submissions materials must be provided in PDF format.
  • Multiple submissions accepted, however only one slot will be awarded per playwright.
  • Preference will be given to plays that stretch the bounds of theatrical storytelling.

To be considered for our Summer Salon, please send a resume, synopsis, character breakdown and ten-page sample of the play you wish to submit to MarchForthSubmissions@gmail.com by May 15th. Please note in the body of your email which Salon date(s) you are available for.


Writers whose work is selected for further review will be asked to submit their full script no later than May 31st. Final selections will be made by June 15th.

Are you an actor and interested in reading at one of our salons? Send your headshot and resume to MarchForthSubmissions@gmail.com and we will be in touch if we have any openings!

March Forth Summer Salon

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We here at March Forth love good stories, and without writers… well we don’t have many good stories, now do we? That is why every summer we provide writers with a chance to have their work read and shared informally in an environment that promotes collaboration, thoughtful feedback and the building of our artistic community.

For four Mondays every summer we gather writers, actors, directors and dramaturgs to read a new play along with the playwright. We discuss what we’ve just experienced, and address any questions or concerns the playwright might have. This is a perfect opportunity for early-career writers or seasoned veterans looking for a supportive arena to try out their newest venture!
Summer Salon Guidelines
  • Full Length, original plays only (no musicals).
  • Play must be complete at the time of submission. Revisions to submitted scripts are allowed, however incomplete texts will not be considered.
  • Playwright must be able to attend the Salon in NYC (August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th)
  • All submissions materials must be provided in PDF format.
  • Multiple submissions accepted, however only one slot will be awarded per playwright.
  • Preference will be given to plays that stretch the bounds of theatrical storytelling.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

March Forth Summer Salon

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We here at March Forth love good stories, and without writers… well we don’t have many good stories, now do we? That is why every summer we provide writers with a chance to have their work read and shared informally in an environment that promotes collaboration, thoughtful feedback and the building of our artistic community.

For four Mondays every summer we gather writers, actors, directors and dramaturgs to read a new play along with the playwright. We discuss what we’ve just experienced, and address any questions or concerns the playwright might have. This is a perfect opportunity for early-career writers or seasoned veterans looking for a supportive arena to try out their newest venture!
Summer Salon Guidelines
  • Full Length, original plays only (no musicals).
  • Play must be complete at the time of submission. Revisions to submitted scripts are allowed, however incomplete texts will not be considered.
  • Playwright must be able to attend the Salon in NYC (August 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th)
  • All submissions materials must be provided in PDF format.
  • Multiple submissions accepted, however only one slot will be awarded per playwright.
  • Preference will be given to plays that stretch the bounds of theatrical storytelling.
To be considered for our Summer Salon, please send a resume, synopsis, character breakdown and ten-page sample of the play you wish to submit to MarchForthSubmissions@gmail.com by May 15th. Please note in the body of your email which Salon date(s) you are available for.


Writers whose work is selected for further review will be asked to submit their full script no later than May 31st. Final selections will be made by June 15th.

Are you an actor and interested in reading at one of our salons? Send your headshot and resume to MarchForthSubmissions@gmail.com and we will be in touch if we have any openings!

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Living Room Series Submissions

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Deadline May 15, 2017
September will mark the opening of the 26th season of The Living Room Series, our New Play Development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented voices are strongly encouraged.

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

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

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

Submissions will be accepted from April 15 - May 15 through this form only.


SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY

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

Playwrights may only submit one script per submission period.

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