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Monday, November 18, 2019

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights: CUT / EDGE

An Experimental Theatre Writers’ Collective
NYC, 2020

Playwrights, Application Deadline December 15th, 2019

Final decisions by January 2


Join us in 2020 in New York City, USA. We’ll meet twice monthly, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month (January-June; September-December). On the second Tuesday of each month, we will hear the work of a single writer out loud (read by actors) and discuss this writer’s work.  This meeting is mandatory.

On the third Tuesday of each month, we will engage in a moderated philosophical discussion about where we’re at in terms of style, form, the direction of theatre/art today etc. Each accepted writer will have the chance to suggest a topic for the monthly salon, and lead the discussion.  This meeting is suggested, but not mandatory.

The Dirt

Upon invitation, the rate is $120. This covers space to meet for an entire year and a very modest stipend for the actors who’ll read our words during the workshop meetings.

The Breakdown
  • To participate, you must be an experimental theatre writer. What do we mean by this? You must write for live performance and you must be in the process of creating something that isn’t “conventional.” This can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format or any other manner of pushing at normative theatrical boundaries. Teach us something.
  • The group is limited to 10 people and will be selected based upon the quality of the work submitted and availability, by experimental playwrights Tom Block and Kevin Kautzman.
  • If you’re in New York City and able to commit to monthly events in Midtown, as well as participate in our monthly salons, also once a month, and write experimental work for theatre, do send a sample, segment or example and tell us why you want to be a part of the collective.
And So Who Is This For
  • Experimental Theatre Writers
  • Able to Commit to Twice Monthly Meetings in Midtown Manhattan, through 2020 (Exact space TBD)
  • With Compelling Samples
  • $120 for Space and Actors

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Public Theater Emerging Writers Group accepting applications

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If you have specific questions, please email EWGquestions@publictheater.org after reading the below sections.  Please pay close attention to the Frequently Asked Questions section below. No phone calls please.

Playwrights participating in the Emerging Writers Group will:
  • Receive stipend of $7,500
  • Participate in a biweekly writers group led by The Public’s New Work Department
  • Receive at least one reading at The Public in the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series Reading Series
  • Participate in master classes led by established playwrights
  • Observe rehearsals for productions at The Public
  • Receive an additional stipend for theater tickets to productions at other theaters
  • Receive complimentary tickets to Public Theater shows, invited dress rehearsals and other special events
  • Receive artistic support and professional development guidance from the literary department and artistic staff
Requirements for Eligibility
  • Cannot have professional representation for playwriting including, but not limited to, agent, manager or lawyer.
  • Cannot be a full-time student at any point during the duration of the program.
  • Cannot be enrolled in any academic playwriting course during the duration of the program.
  • Must not have had productions in New York other than those using the showcase code or in an off-off Broadway theater with 99 or fewer seats. (If your New York show used a higher contract tier than the showcase code, you are not eligible to apply. If your New York show received a festival production in a theater with more than 99 seats and did not use an Equity contract, you are eligible to apply.)
  • Must live within 90 minutes to The Public Theater via car or rail.
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at The Public Theater every other week in 2020 and 2021 as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at The Public.
  • 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 in early March 2020.
If you are unavailable for an in-person interview or have a limited conflict in regards to attending biweekly meetings, please make note of such conflicts on the Application Form. We will try to accommodate such situations on a case-by-case basis.

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

Application and Deadline

Deadline is November 29, 2019. 

Materials must be postmarked November 29 or received at the theater or emailed by Midnight EST of November 29.

Criteria and Selection Process

The Public Theater will select the strongest candidates based on the overall strength of the applicant’s play submission, artistic statement, and interview.

The Public will look for candidates from diverse backgrounds who show tremendous artistic promise and talent, as well as responsible and dedicated individuals who are serious about a career in the theater.

The selection committee will be comprised of Oskar Eustis, Jesse Cameron Alick, Jack Phillips Moore.

Time Table

  • Application Deadline: midnight EST November 29, 2019
  • Finalist interviews: Early March 2020
  • Notification: Mid-Late March 2020
  • Program start date: April 2020
  • Program end date: End of March 2022


All applicants will be notified of their status by email by the end of March 2020. Applicants without email addresses will be notified by mail. Please do not call or email to ask your status. Please rest assured that if we would like to interview you, we will contact you, so you need not call or email to inquire.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Playwrights' Center Core Writer Program

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Core Writer Program 2019-22

Deadline: January 24, 2019

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. Selected work by Core Writers makes up 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.

FORMS
Core Writer Application


  • Primary phone number.
  • Current Mailing Address
  • Preferred Pronouns
  • This information assists our evaluators in accurately discussing you and your work.
  • Title of submitted play.
  • How did you hear about the Core Writer Program?
  • Are you eligible to apply for the Core Writer program? Choosing "Yes" confirms that you have read the eligibility requirements.
  • 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.
  • Do you certify that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and that the work contained in this application is of your own creation?
  • ATTACHMENTS
  • Evaluators will weight your application materials as follows: Artistic Statement & Goals: 35% Script: 65%



Playwriting resume (PDF or Word doc)
Artistic statement (PDF or Word doc)
Please attach a 1-2 paragraph artistic statement that positions yourself as an artist. 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.

Core Writer goals (PDF or Word doc)
This is a statement 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 you are in the right position to become a Core Writer.

Full-length play script (PDF or Word doc)

Please ensure that your name and the play title are on the cover page. 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, please clearly indicate your role in the writing of the play.

REFERENCES
Please request one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your work as a playwright. Provide contact information for your recommender, who will be emailed an automatic request from SlideRoom containing a link and simple instructions for electronic submission of a recommendation.

Please communicate with your recommenders so they'll be expecting this request.

Although we encourage a new letter of recommendation each year, letters of recommendation are valid for three years. If you would like to resubmit a past letter of recommendation, please email artistic programs administrator Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org at least two weeks before the application deadline. We try to keep all letters on file, but we cannot guarantee that each letter will be available.


Provide 1 reference.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

The Playwrights' Center Core Writer Program

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Deadline: January 25, 2018

The Playwrights’ Center invites committed professional playwrights to apply for the Core Writer program. 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, 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. Selected work by Core Writers makes up 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.

Login or Sign up to get started.

FORMS
Core Writer Application


  • Primary phone number.
  • Title of submitted play.
  • How did you hear about the Core Writer Program?
  • Are you eligible to apply for the Core Writer program? Choosing "Yes" confirms that you have read the eligibility requirements.
  • 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.
  • Do you certify that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of your knowledge and that the work contained in this application is of your own creation?

ATTACHMENTS
Full-length play script (PDF or Word doc)
Please ensure that your name and the play title are on the cover page. 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, please clearly indicate your role in the writing of the play.
Playwriting resume (PDF or Word doc)
Artistic statement (PDF or Word doc)
Please attach a 1-2 paragraph artistic statement that positions yourself as an artist. 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.
Core Writer goals (PDF or Word doc)
This is a statement 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, or goals you have for your career. This statement should reflect a clear understanding of the program and explain to the evaluators why you are in the right position to become a Core Writer.

REFERENCES
Please request one letter of recommendation from an individual who is familiar with your work as a playwright. Provide contact information for your recommender, who will be emailed a request containing a link and simple instructions for electronic submission of a recommendation.

Please communicate with your recommenders so they'll be expecting this request.

Although we encourage a new letter of recommendation each year, letters of recommendation are valid for three years. If you would like to resubmit a past letter of recommendation, please email artistic programs administrator Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org at least two weeks before the application deadline. We try to keep all letters on file, but we cannot guarantee that each letter will be available.


Provide up to 1 reference.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Public Theater Emerging Writers Group

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DEADLINE: AUGUST 31st, 2017. Materials must be postmarked August 31st or received at the theater or emailed by midnight EST of August 31st.

The Public Theater will select the strongest candidates based on the overall strength of the applicant’s play submission, artistic statement, and interview.

The Public will look for candidates from diverse backgrounds who show tremendous artistic promise and talent, as well as responsible and dedicated individuals who are serious about a career in the theater. 

The selection committee will be comprised of Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Jeanie O'Hare, Director of New Work Development; Jesse Cameron Alick, Company Dramaturg; Jack Moore, Associate Dramaturg (New Writing).

- Cannot have professional representation for playwriting including, but not limited to, agent, manager or lawyer.
- Cannot be a full-time student at any point during the duration of the program.
- Cannot be enrolled in any academic playwriting course during the duration of the program.
- Must not have had productions in New York other than those using the showcase code or in an off-off Broadway theater with 99 or fewer seats. (If your New York show used a higher contract tier than the showcase code, you are not eligible to apply. If your New York show received a festival production in a theater with more than 99 seats and did not use an Equity contract, you are eligible to apply.)
- Must live within 90 minutes to The Public Theater via car or rail.
- Must be able to attend evening meetings at The Public Theater every other week in 2018 and 2019 as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at The Public.
- 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 in early December 2017.
If you are unavailable for an in-person interview or have a limited conflict in regards to attending biweekly meetings, please make note of such conflicts on the Application Form. We will try to accommodate such situations on a case-by-case basis.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Towne Street Theatre membership opportunity - open to all ages and ethnicities

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The Award-winning and critically acclaimed Towne Street Theatre (in Los Anglese), now in its 21st year, is looking to expand our core family of artists...

TST produces mainstage shows (both original and published), a ten-minute play festival, staged readings of plays, screenplays and novels; spoken word nights, touring shows, and more ... 

We are particularly interested in the hybrid talent amongst us and are seeking those with a diverse training background and an interest in multi-disciplinary theater, film, literary and visual artwork. We are looking for actors, technicians, directors, producers, writers, designers, stage managers, and visual and spoken word artists who thrive in multiple areas.

All of the various skills of our members are folded into our company. We are a community dedicated to creating, refining, and exercising our company aesthetic and producing dynamic productions with layered resonance.

New membership auditions/interviews are now held in the Fall and Spring and will be held the last weekend of April 2014.

Although our primary mission is creating, producing and presenting work that is reflective of the African-American experience, we live in and seek a diverse community of artists, as our work and lives intersect with all cultures. ALL ethnicities and ages 18 and up are welcomed and encouraged to submit.

Requirements:
  • Ethical 
  • Collaborative 
  • Community Oriented
  • Passionate 
  • Driven 
  • Motivated 
  • Innovative 
  • PRO ACTIVE 
ALL members must commit to ALL areas of production, be it technical, stage crew, house management, ushering, as well as participate in reading committees, fundraising, community outreach, and development. TST is a dues paying membership company. Dues help with general operating expenses such as space rental, website hosting, materials, etc.

If you would like to join our family, please Email the following to us:
  • Picture & resume, writing & design samples 
  • References/Reviews for Directors & Producers 
  • A link if you have an online profile 
  • A statement of intent: Why are you interested in becoming a member? 
  • Your list of interests, skills & abilities: What do you bring to the table? 
  • Your philosophical & ethical artistic beliefs: What is YOUR aesthetic passion? 
Send your submission to tstsubmit@yahoo.com with “Company Membership” in the subject line.

Auditions/Interviews are by appointment only.

Thank you,

TST Membership Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Interim Writers seeks playwrights

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Interim Writers Accomplice seeks to unite and support its member playwrights by incubating works in progress, encouraging writers during the creative process, providing a sounding board for ideas, and advocating for them in the theatre community. Members have the opportunity to contribute to and shape programming, hear their work out loud, and build lasting professional relationship with fellow playwrights and future collaborators.   With these endeavors, IW will advance efforts to establish Boston as a leading contributor to the national new play scene and be an accomplice to area playwrights.

How to Apply

IW is looking to bring in new playwrights into the Accomplice with residency beginning as soon as April 2014!

Send application materials in PDF format to IW’s Operations Manager submissions@interimwriters.com

A finished play you consider to be your best work, preferably one full-length play.  If you have submitted to the accomplice in the past, please send a different play than your first application.

Resume or CV

A 1 page letter of interest stating what you hope to get out of the group, what you can contribute, and an artistic statement about who you are as a writer, or what motivates you to write.

Finalists will be asked to meet the IW team for an interview

The collective will meet twice monthly on Monday nights from 6:30p-10p. Selected playwrights must attend at least 75% of the meetings. If you are unwilling or unable to make this commitment, please do not apply.

Deadline March 1st 11:59pm

After the first 30 submissions we will be closing our submission window. This will insure a detailed look at each application.

Selection Process and Commitment

When selecting members, Interim Writers seeks playwrights who possess practical experience, training, or acumen for the craft of playwriting.  Members will have basic knowledge of dramatic structures, a willingness to hone their craft, and a desire to contribute to the group by edifying and challenging each other artistically. This fellowship will last for at least one year and meet twice a month on Monday evenings. Questions? Email submissions@interimwriters.com or visit us at www.interimrwriters.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The Playwrights' Center Core Writer Program

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The Playwrights' Center invites committed professional playwrights to apply for the Core Writer Program. 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.

  • Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  • It is not required for an applicant to have professional productions in order to apply for the Core Writer program. However, please note that the program is highly competitive and designed for committed professional writers who are pursuing playwriting as their primary career.
  • Each term is three years; Core Writers may re-apply for additional terms.

Applications must be received by January 30, 2014

Core Writer Program Application 

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