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Friday, August 12, 2011

NYC theatre company seeks scripts

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UPTheater Company, a new theater company located in Inwood at the top of Manhattan seeks an original play for our Spring slot to be produced under AEA showcase code. UP is not afraid to be gritty, rambunctious, irreverent. We do not favor camp or sitcom. Looking for plays that relate to and challenge an urban working class audience. Comedy or drama. We like them juicy. Special consideration given to playwrights from Inwood and Washington Heights. Please mail full script to: UPTheater Company, 60 Cooper Street, suite 2E, New York, NY 10034. OR email queries with production history, synopsis, and breakdown to info@UPtheater.org.



NYC theatre company seeks scripts

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UPTheater Company, a new theater company located in Inwood at the top of Manhattan seeks an original play for our Spring slot to be produced under AEA showcase code. UP is not afraid to be gritty, rambunctious, irreverent. We do not favor camp or sitcom. Looking for plays that relate to and challenge an urban working class audience. Comedy or drama. We like them juicy. Special consideration given to playwrights from Inwood and Washington Heights. Please mail full script to: UPTheater Company, 60 Cooper Street, suite 2E, New York, NY 10034. OR email queries with production history, synopsis, and breakdown to info@UPtheater.org.



Six Women Playwriting Festival

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Our commitment to find and produce excellent ten-minute plays by women playwrights has resulted in some changes in our submission process to the Six Women Playwriting Festival. Please read the following policies carefully before submitting your play.



The Six Women Playwriting Festival 2012 will be held:

April 12-15, 2012

April 19-22, 2012

April 26-29, 2012



The theme of this year’s festival is TRANSFORMATIONS. Beginning with the next contest (Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011), submissions will be limited to the first 250 scripts we receive.



Writers whose plays are selected for production will be notified by February 15, 2012.

Each playwright may submit only one script—send us your best work!

We are unable to accept electronic submissions.

No scripts will be returned.

Each script must be no more than ten pages long. Previously submitted plays are not accepted and will not be returned nor receive a response.

Each manuscript must be typed and individually bound or stapled.

Title page must include the playwright’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a sixty-word bio.

An honorarium of $100 will be awarded for each of the six winning plays.



Please Note: This year, one play will be workshopped by the MAT actors and director. The playwright, whose play is selected, will receive travel costs to Colorado for this workshop opportunity in addition to her $100 honorarium for the weekend of April 12-15.



Submit your play to: Six Women Playwriting Festival

% Pikes Peak Arts Council

PO Box 1073

Colorado Springs, CO 80901

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.sixwomenplayfestival.com

Six Women Playwriting Festival

web site



Our commitment to find and produce excellent ten-minute plays by women playwrights has resulted in some changes in our submission process to the Six Women Playwriting Festival. Please read the following policies carefully before submitting your play.



The Six Women Playwriting Festival 2012 will be held:

April 12-15, 2012

April 19-22, 2012

April 26-29, 2012



The theme of this year’s festival is TRANSFORMATIONS. Beginning with the next contest (Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011), submissions will be limited to the first 250 scripts we receive.



Writers whose plays are selected for production will be notified by February 15, 2012.

Each playwright may submit only one script—send us your best work!

We are unable to accept electronic submissions.

No scripts will be returned.

Each script must be no more than ten pages long. Previously submitted plays are not accepted and will not be returned nor receive a response.

Each manuscript must be typed and individually bound or stapled.

Title page must include the playwright’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a sixty-word bio.

An honorarium of $100 will be awarded for each of the six winning plays.



Please Note: This year, one play will be workshopped by the MAT actors and director. The playwright, whose play is selected, will receive travel costs to Colorado for this workshop opportunity in addition to her $100 honorarium for the weekend of April 12-15.



Submit your play to: Six Women Playwriting Festival

% Pikes Peak Arts Council

PO Box 1073

Colorado Springs, CO 80901

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT OUR WEBSITE: www.sixwomenplayfestival.com

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival Seeks Contenders for its Next Fight Night

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Deadline August 26th, 2011



In Roman times, Gladiators (usually prisoners of war) were made to fight to the death against chariots, exotic animals and each other. They fought for their very lives, often losing limbs or ears for the amusement of the Roman masses.



Playwrights, get to know the feeling! The Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival is back for round three!



Five shows go in, one show comes out on top.



In the spirit of community: companies, organizations and self-producing individuals with original one-act plays are encouraged to submit. It’s a great opportunity to reach new audiences, self-promote, network and bring a little extra cash your way. It's a late-night no-holds-barred theatrical slug-fest and it’s ton of fun.



The Rules



Submit your best 10-20 minute play. After 20 minutes we will fade it to black.

Bring your own cast. We supply a stage manager and event staff.

Bare-knuckle plays require minimal sets (Tables and chairs provided), no major lighting or sound cues. No over-elaborate sets or props

No submission fee, only paying attendees can vote.

Any theme or topic, no casting limitations.

Winner by audience ballot gets 50% of the profits, so bring fans.

Hosted by your well-intentioned friends at the Altruistic Theatre Company.



To Enter:



To apply, contact us by email to submissions.altruistic@gmail.com.



Submit:



A character break-down and short synopsis of the work.

A full script

Writer/Company Bio and website (If Applicable)

Producer contact information

www.altruistictheatre.com/current-productions





Deadline is August 26th at Midnight. No late submissions will be accepted.

Participants will be notified by September 1st.

The show will be hosted late September at 10pm.



Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival Seeks Contenders for its Next Fight Night

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Deadline August 26th, 2011



In Roman times, Gladiators (usually prisoners of war) were made to fight to the death against chariots, exotic animals and each other. They fought for their very lives, often losing limbs or ears for the amusement of the Roman masses.



Playwrights, get to know the feeling! The Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival is back for round three!



Five shows go in, one show comes out on top.



In the spirit of community: companies, organizations and self-producing individuals with original one-act plays are encouraged to submit. It’s a great opportunity to reach new audiences, self-promote, network and bring a little extra cash your way. It's a late-night no-holds-barred theatrical slug-fest and it’s ton of fun.



The Rules



Submit your best 10-20 minute play. After 20 minutes we will fade it to black.

Bring your own cast. We supply a stage manager and event staff.

Bare-knuckle plays require minimal sets (Tables and chairs provided), no major lighting or sound cues. No over-elaborate sets or props

No submission fee, only paying attendees can vote.

Any theme or topic, no casting limitations.

Winner by audience ballot gets 50% of the profits, so bring fans.

Hosted by your well-intentioned friends at the Altruistic Theatre Company.



To Enter:



To apply, contact us by email to submissions.altruistic@gmail.com.



Submit:



A character break-down and short synopsis of the work.

A full script

Writer/Company Bio and website (If Applicable)

Producer contact information

www.altruistictheatre.com/current-productions





Deadline is August 26th at Midnight. No late submissions will be accepted.

Participants will be notified by September 1st.

The show will be hosted late September at 10pm.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sin City New Play contest

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SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED



THE 2011 SIN CITY NEW PLAY CONTEST



Submission are accepted 8/15/11 – 10/1/11.

Open to U.S. residence only.

Winning play receives:



$250 prize.

Full production in the 2012 Onyx Theatre/Off Strip Productions Season.

Publication and licensing contract from Original Works Publishing, the home for bold, original, innovative new plays.



Submission Guidelines:



Full Length contemporary plays for audiences 18 and up. No musicals, adaptations, translations, or works for younger audiences.

Plays must be unpublished (including self publication).

In addition to unproduced plays, plays that have received only one full production in the last five years and MFA thesis plays also are eligible.

Maximum 7 performers.

Email the play as a single PDF or Word document, including complete author contact information on the title page to: onyxplaysubmissions@gmail.​com.



Additional Information:



Playwrights may only submit one script.

Five finalists will receive public reading at the Onyx Theatre in November 2011.

Winner will be selected by audience vote and an official panel of judges from Off Strip Productions.

Winner will be notified by email and phone.



Sin City New Play contest

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SUBMISSIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED



THE 2011 SIN CITY NEW PLAY CONTEST



Submission are accepted 8/15/11 – 10/1/11.

Open to U.S. residence only.

Winning play receives:



$250 prize.

Full production in the 2012 Onyx Theatre/Off Strip Productions Season.

Publication and licensing contract from Original Works Publishing, the home for bold, original, innovative new plays.



Submission Guidelines:



Full Length contemporary plays for audiences 18 and up. No musicals, adaptations, translations, or works for younger audiences.

Plays must be unpublished (including self publication).

In addition to unproduced plays, plays that have received only one full production in the last five years and MFA thesis plays also are eligible.

Maximum 7 performers.

Email the play as a single PDF or Word document, including complete author contact information on the title page to: onyxplaysubmissions@gmail.​com.



Additional Information:



Playwrights may only submit one script.

Five finalists will receive public reading at the Onyx Theatre in November 2011.

Winner will be selected by audience vote and an official panel of judges from Off Strip Productions.

Winner will be notified by email and phone.



Impressive impressions

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Independent producer seeks to premiere a short original play for a man and a woman in their 20-30s

Independent producer seeks to premiere a short original play for a man and a woman in their 20-30s. Ideally, the play will be about 20-30 minutes in length. Seeking excellent writing, character and story development. There will be no elaborate set design but there will be full use of lights, sound, some props, furniture etc. (what you might expect to find in a standard black box theater and possibly more).



This is for a performance at a known NYC venue as part of a festival. It will be a fully produced production consisting of a short play followed by emotionally-driven dance-theater material in the second half of the show. There are 3 performance dates this month, late August. Marketing/PR is being handled by the venue and also by producer's PR assistant. There is no pay for the playwright at this point but a great deal of exposure and future opportunities in producer's fall season and beyond.



Interested individuals should submit a brief e-mail introducing themselves + a brief synopsis of the play + an excerpt from the play and any pertinent links. Producer will request more info. based on submission. At that point complete details about producer and this opportunity will be disclosed.



Email iAmSuzana@yahoo.com

Independent producer seeks to premiere a short original play for a man and a woman in their 20-30s

Independent producer seeks to premiere a short original play for a man and a woman in their 20-30s. Ideally, the play will be about 20-30 minutes in length. Seeking excellent writing, character and story development. There will be no elaborate set design but there will be full use of lights, sound, some props, furniture etc. (what you might expect to find in a standard black box theater and possibly more).



This is for a performance at a known NYC venue as part of a festival. It will be a fully produced production consisting of a short play followed by emotionally-driven dance-theater material in the second half of the show. There are 3 performance dates this month, late August. Marketing/PR is being handled by the venue and also by producer's PR assistant. There is no pay for the playwright at this point but a great deal of exposure and future opportunities in producer's fall season and beyond.



Interested individuals should submit a brief e-mail introducing themselves + a brief synopsis of the play + an excerpt from the play and any pertinent links. Producer will request more info. based on submission. At that point complete details about producer and this opportunity will be disclosed.



Email iAmSuzana@yahoo.com

Call for original short plays by playwrights from tri-state area

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Call for original short plays by playwrights from tri-state area.



South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short, original, one-act plays for its inaugural Tri-State Theatre Festival. The festival will take place November 4-6, 2011 in Spring Lake, NJ.



The event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to South Street Players to help us maintain our commitment to producing high-quality, extremely entertaining theatre experiences for the 2011-12 season…and beyond.



Submission Rules and Process:



We are seeking original comedic and dramatic one-act plays.



Plays should have a performance length of less than 20 minutes.



Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.



South Street Players is a family theatre – no excessive swearing or nudity.



No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.



Plays will only be accepted via email.



Plays should be in standard playscript format.



Please email your submission to southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.



Deadline: September 2, 2011, 11:59pm.



For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Call for original short plays by playwrights from tri-state area

web site



Call for original short plays by playwrights from tri-state area.



South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short, original, one-act plays for its inaugural Tri-State Theatre Festival. The festival will take place November 4-6, 2011 in Spring Lake, NJ.



The event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to South Street Players to help us maintain our commitment to producing high-quality, extremely entertaining theatre experiences for the 2011-12 season…and beyond.



Submission Rules and Process:



We are seeking original comedic and dramatic one-act plays.



Plays should have a performance length of less than 20 minutes.



Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.



South Street Players is a family theatre – no excessive swearing or nudity.



No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.



Plays will only be accepted via email.



Plays should be in standard playscript format.



Please email your submission to southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.



Deadline: September 2, 2011, 11:59pm.



For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

FORT POINT THEATRE CHANNEL SEEKS PLAYS etc.

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FORT POINT THEATRE CHANNEL SEEKS PLAYS, POETRY, MUSIC, FILM, DANCE, AND OTHER PERFORMANCE WORKS

for

HUMOR US

An Evening of

the Sanguine, the Choleric,

the Melancholic, &

the Phlegmatic

Curated by Christie Lee Gibson



Fort Point Theatre Channel seeks your submissions for HUMOR US, the ninth in our Exclamation Point! series of short new works.



Do you have something up your sleeve of a singularly sanguine, choleric, melancholic, or phlegmatic inclination? If so, please send it our way! We seek pieces inspired by any or all of the Four Ancient Humors, from the theory that the human body was filled with four basic substances. When the Four Humors are in balance, a person is healthy. Disease results when they are not.



Please submit one work (or proposal),

maximum 10 minutes in length, to point@fortpointtc.org.



Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2011



Please include a sentence or two on how your submission relates to the four humors. Also, note any prior performances of your submission. And contact us about submitting works or proposals that cannot be emailed or viewed online.



We seek: short plays, multimedia works, poetry, dance, puppet shows, music, and any other performance genre you can think of. We especially invite you to submit collaborative or cross-genre work. Excerpts of longer pieces are welcome.



Fort Point Theatre Channel will select several pieces that together form an intriguing, original, and entertaining evening. We will also work with contributors as needed on assembling performers and other collaborators.



Expect one to three rehearsals or planning meetings to prepare as a group for the performance. Scripted works will be performed script-in-hand.



HUMOR US will take place in the fall 2011 in a non-traditional venue in

Fort Point, Boston.



MONEY: There is no submission fee.

Exclamation Point! is offered to the public for free.

Participants receive a very small honorarium.



We invite you to share this call with your colleagues and friends.



We will post more information on our website when it is available. And we invite you to view photos and descriptions from past Exclamation Points and other Fort Point Theatre Channel events: www.fortpointtc.org



Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts. We bring together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching the Fort Point community, Boston, and beyond.

SEEKING PLAY SUBMISSIONS

The Crest Theatre Company is dedicated to developing playwrights and producing works that are American in theme and nature. Our intent is to examine our American ways of life, its many themes, elements, pitfalls, highlights, and future.

We are planning to do our first reading series starting this September, with a monthly reading series throughout the remainder of 2011. We are asking for submissions from playwrights that is a (straight-play/musical; one act, short play, or full length) work that you feel embodies the above description. This a great opportunity to see a new play read and have feedback on it so that it may continue to be developed. You will be notified of acceptance if you are chosen by no later than August 20, 2011. We would like to have all submissions by Friday, August 10, 2011.

Please email all submissions to thecresttheater@gmail.com

FORT POINT THEATRE CHANNEL SEEKS PLAYS etc.

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FORT POINT THEATRE CHANNEL SEEKS PLAYS, POETRY, MUSIC, FILM, DANCE, AND OTHER PERFORMANCE WORKS

for

HUMOR US

An Evening of

the Sanguine, the Choleric,

the Melancholic, &

the Phlegmatic

Curated by Christie Lee Gibson



Fort Point Theatre Channel seeks your submissions for HUMOR US, the ninth in our Exclamation Point! series of short new works.



Do you have something up your sleeve of a singularly sanguine, choleric, melancholic, or phlegmatic inclination? If so, please send it our way! We seek pieces inspired by any or all of the Four Ancient Humors, from the theory that the human body was filled with four basic substances. When the Four Humors are in balance, a person is healthy. Disease results when they are not.



Please submit one work (or proposal),

maximum 10 minutes in length, to point@fortpointtc.org.



Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2011



Please include a sentence or two on how your submission relates to the four humors. Also, note any prior performances of your submission. And contact us about submitting works or proposals that cannot be emailed or viewed online.



We seek: short plays, multimedia works, poetry, dance, puppet shows, music, and any other performance genre you can think of. We especially invite you to submit collaborative or cross-genre work. Excerpts of longer pieces are welcome.



Fort Point Theatre Channel will select several pieces that together form an intriguing, original, and entertaining evening. We will also work with contributors as needed on assembling performers and other collaborators.



Expect one to three rehearsals or planning meetings to prepare as a group for the performance. Scripted works will be performed script-in-hand.



HUMOR US will take place in the fall 2011 in a non-traditional venue in

Fort Point, Boston.



MONEY: There is no submission fee.

Exclamation Point! is offered to the public for free.

Participants receive a very small honorarium.



We invite you to share this call with your colleagues and friends.



We will post more information on our website when it is available. And we invite you to view photos and descriptions from past Exclamation Points and other Fort Point Theatre Channel events: www.fortpointtc.org



Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts. We bring together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching the Fort Point community, Boston, and beyond.

Mad Dog Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions

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Mad Dog Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for its 2011- 2012 season. Mad Dog is committed to producing new works and striving for passionate collaboration from inception through performance.



We are accepting submissions of all genres and lengths, provided that they have NEVER been produced in New York City. Musicals are welcome.



Email: maddogtheatre@gmail.com



Please include with every submission a short bio, a character/cast breakdown and a brief synopsis of the play.



Submissions will be accepted until September 1st.



For more information about our company, please visit www.maddogbarks.com

Mad Dog Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions

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Mad Dog Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for its 2011- 2012 season. Mad Dog is committed to producing new works and striving for passionate collaboration from inception through performance.



We are accepting submissions of all genres and lengths, provided that they have NEVER been produced in New York City. Musicals are welcome.



Email: maddogtheatre@gmail.com



Please include with every submission a short bio, a character/cast breakdown and a brief synopsis of the play.



Submissions will be accepted until September 1st.



For more information about our company, please visit www.maddogbarks.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

Play of the Month - September 2011

Announcing NYCPlaywrights September 2011 Play of the Month call for submissions.

Send your 10-minute play to NYCPlaywrights.

One play is selected from the submissions for that month and NYCPlaywrights videorecords a reading of the play. The play will be posted on the NYCPlaywrights web site.

For more details about the play of the month project go to this page on the site: play of the month or click the tab at the top of this web page.

Since the NYCPlaywrights web site is viewed by 2,500+ unique visitors per month, there is the potential for many more people to see a reading-performance of the play than at a typical 10-minute play festival.

10-Minute Play of the Month: SEPTEMBER 2011

The theme for September is the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 World Trade Center attacks.

Deadline: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 11:59 PM

1. Send only one ten minute play per author to info@nycplaywrights.org.

2. The script submission should be sent by email, with the play itself as a file attached to the email. File format should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or .pdf.

3. The script can be no longer than 10 pages (not including title page, setting info page, etc. but only from where the actual on-stage directions and dialog begin.)

4. The script should be in standard playscript format. If you are not sure what that is, see this page on the NYCPlaywrights web site:

http://nycp.blogspot.com/p/playscript-formatting-template.html

Plays that are not in standard format will be rejected immediately.

5. Make sure you have your name and your email address on the title page of the script.

6. Plays can be from anybody, anywhere in the world, but must be primarily in English (a few non-English phrases are acceptable, but the phrases must include English translations in production notes or stage directions.)

7. There is no fee for submission - and no payment given for the plays selected. Do not send a submission if you are expecting monetary compensation.

8. The NYCPlaywrights selection decision is final and NYCPlaywrights reserves the right to select no plays from those submitted.

9. The selected play will be videotaped as a reading during an NYCPlaywrights meeting and posted shortly after, during the month of September.

10. The playwright will be asked to review the video recording before
it is made public.

11. The video recording of the play reading will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The embedded section may be an excerpt of the play reading rather than the entire reading.

12. The play must reflect the month's theme in some meaningful way.

Any questions email Nancy at info@nycplaywrights.org

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mistress Ilsa explains it all...

Stephen Adly Guirgis gets a shout-out.

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