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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Seeing LGBTQ-themed one-act plays

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The LSU Department of Theatre presents Outworks 2012, a festival of LGBTQ themed one-act plays.

Deadline for Submission: December 8, 2011
Award: $150 and production videotape

After a successful Outworks 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, the Louisiana State University Department of Theatre in Baton Rouge, LA is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for Outworks 2012, a festival of new lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or queer (LGBTQ) themed one-act plays.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions must be the author's own original work. Each entry shall be free from copyright restrictions and the author agrees to hold LSU, its officers, and directors free and harmless from all copyright claims.

Scripts must be LGBTQ-themed.

Submissions must be one-act plays, ranging from (10) ten to (20) twenty minutes in length.

There is a limit of two scripts per playwright.

All Entries should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format via e-mail to outworksfestival@gmail.com with “Outworks 2012” in the subject line.

Deadline is December 8, 2011

Scheduled production dates are May 1 - 6 of 2012

Submissions will be read and scored by a faculty/student committee. The committee will select six plays. These six playwrights will receive $150 in monetary compensation, each play selected will be guaranteed three staged
performances, and each playwright will receive a video of his/her production. Playwrights wishing to attend the festival are responsible for all travel expenses.

The LSU Theatre Lab season retains all rights and privileges concerning casting, production, and programming for Outworks. LSU Theatre reserves the right to:
Reproduce as many copies of the play as are necessary for distribution to the judges and participants in the production.

Videotape the performance for archival purposes.

Use the title, author's name and images from the production for publicity purposes related to the Outworks Festival.

The final play list will be announced January 16, 2012.

Submissions sent via email are preferred. Please send submissions or inquiries to:

Garrett Guilbeau, Outworks Festival Curator, at:

outworksfestival@gmail.com and put “Outworks 2012” in the subject line.

The LSU Theatre Lab season, produced by the Louisiana State University Department of Theatre, offers audiences an “alternative” theatrical experience. Providing a diverse and exciting schedule, the LSU Theatre Lab Season highlights the tremendous talents of the LSU graduate and undergraduate students (B.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D.) both on and behind the stage.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Living Literature Festival: January 2012 - produce your script

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Living Literature Festival: January 2012
Horatio Alger

Deadline - September 30, 2011

Metropolitan Playhouse presents its 7th annual living literature festival, devoted
to the writing of Horatio Alger.

Scheduled for January 16th through January 29th, 2012, the festival is a collection
of new plays celebrating the spirit of the artist who defined the term "rags to riches". Horatio Alger became famous at a time in America when class was still an issue and his boys' adventure stories were inspiration to many readers. Adaptations of Horatio Alger's works, biographies or stories drawn from inspiration of what has become known as the Horatio Alger Myth are all welcome.

The annual festival is a co-production of Metropolitan Playhouse and the participating artists.

Metropolitan will curate, host and promote the festival, while the participants will
create and perform the plays in the festival. Proceeds will be divided
between Metropolitan and the participants.

Submissions are welcome from individual artists and performance companies
alike. Co- producers will take responsibility for conceiving and creating their
contribution to the festival, with use of Metropolitan's space and physical
resources. Metropolitan will coordinate and promote the festival as a part of its
20th Season, devoted to the theme of "Class".

Submissions may be twenty- minute plays, one-acts, or full length performances
(though no longer than 1 hour and 45 minutes.) There are no restrictions concerning style.

Adaptations, biographies, fantasies, treatises will all be considered. Selection by
Metropolitan Playhouse will be based on artistic quality, feasibility of production,
relationship to Horatio Alger, and suitability for the venue.

No Scripts alone! Please note, we are seeking submissions of performances which we
will co- produce. We are NOT seeking scripts for Metropolitan to produce. We will
not provide directors or actors for productions.
And plays from the period will receive lowest consideration. This festival is
particularly devoted to new theater pieces inspired by non-theatrical writing.


Submissions will be accepted by e- mail or snail mail, and must include:
1. Cover sheet with

Name of Company/Artist taking responsibility for producing the work
Project Title
Kind of work: Adaptation of story/stories, Biography, etc.
Performance Length (Max. 1 hr, 45 min. This is extremely important for scheduling.)
Contact Person
Telephone Contact
E- mail Contact
2. Project narrative of no more than 2 pages

3. Key artist biographies and, if applicable, company history

4. Sample text (may be the script for the proposed performance or a comparable
work by the key artist(s))

Submission Deadline: September 30 , 2011

Metropolitan will invite collaborators to be a part of the festival by October 31.

Mail to:
Metropolitan Playhouse
220 E. 4th Street
New York, NY 10009
Attn: Living Literature

E-mail to:

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition

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Rules for the Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition
(Entries accepted between August 1st and November 1st)

1. Authors must be U.S. Citizens or legal residents.

2. Entries must be original, full-length plays (minimum of 75/80 minutes playing time), unpublished, unproduced, and not currently under any option. "Unproduced" means: No previous production of any kind (Equity or non-Equity) for which actors or authors were paid or admission was charged, or both. No musicals are eligible. Plays with an occasional song for ambience are considered.

3. An author may submit only one entry, whether under his or her name, or a pseudonym. Co-Authorships are permissible.

4. Entries must be written in English and typed or computer printed (no dot matrix) in standard American or English stage play format. The plays must be securely bound.

5. The following entries are not eligible: musicals, short one act plays (less than 75 minutes), groups of short one act plays (related or unrelated), translations, plays for children, a play that has won any other competition, a play that was entered in any prior year's Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Playwright Award Competition. For entries adapted or based or suggested by/from other materials, which are copyrighted, authors must provide proof of copyright owner's sanction. (e.g. under current copyright).

6. Entries must be submitted with completed and signed applications and received by BHTG between August 1st and November 1st (postmark accepted) of the contest year. Only entries received between these dates will be eligible. Scripts sent before or after these dates will not be accepted, read or returned. Results will be announced on this web site the following June.

7. Submissions in non-compliance of these Rules and the Submission Procedures will be ineligible for entry in the competition. For return of ineligible submissions, please read Number 7 under "Submission Procedures."

8. The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild has the right to accept or reject any entry without explanation, and will not correspond with, or discuss with any person the results of the competition or the acceptance or rejection of any entry. No entry is returned.

9. The competition judges' decisions are final in all respects.

10. As a sponsor of this Competition, the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild has the following rights, which it may exercise at its sole discretion:

a. To declare any entry ineligible if prior to Competition's close (June 1), the entry is in violation of rule #2. Authors must notify the BHTG of any change in status.
b. To reproduce as many copies of an entry as are necessary for distribution among the judges or to request an author to supply a specified number of copies. The author must comply with that request.
c. To use the author's name and title of any award winning entry for publicity about this Playwright Award and the results of the competition.
d. To present one script-in-hand, rehearsed reading of an award winning entry to an invited, non-paying audience. No royalty payment will be due to the entry's author for that reading.

11. Each award winner shall, at all times, in connection with publication, production, publicity, programs, posters and advertisements about an award winning entry, designate that the play is an "Award Winner of the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild/Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition." Award winners must consent to sign a letter of agreement with BHTG to this effect.

12. Each entry shall be free from copyright restrictions relating to this Award and the author shall hold The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild, its officers, and directors free and harmless from all copyright claims.

13.The BHTG is not a producing organization. No production is connected with the competition nor any prize awarded.

14. Sorry, the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild - Julie Harris Playwrights Competition does not sponsor scholarships, fellowships, educational grants, or loans to students or private individuals. Nor does the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild as an organization.

Submission Procedures

1. "You"=Author or co-authors. "BHTG"=The Beverly Hills Theatre Guild.

2. You must submit your entry with a completed application form. You may obtain an application form by sending a self-addressed, business-size stamped envelope to:

Candace Coster, Competition Coordinator
BHTG - Julie Harris Playwright Award Competition
P.O. Box 148
Beverly Hills, CA 90213.

3. You must personally sign the application. Entries must be legible and signature clearly the name of the writer(s). The author(s) must sign the entry form. Proxy or agent signatures are not accepted and will lead to disqualification.

4. Bind your entry securely, and include the following: Cast List, Time and Place, Number of Acts and Scenes. Scripts must be securely bound. A clip holding pages together unfortunately doesn't constitute being "bound". (This is insisted upon for the protection of the script and benefit of the writer. Loose scripts may have pages become misplaced or lost. The competition is not responsible for loss or damage to entries or parts thereof.)

5. Do not show your name, address, or any identifying information on any page or on the cover of your entry. Attach with a removable paper clip a sheet containing the title of your entry, your name, address, phone number and any other information. You may enter the copyright or registration date and number on the title page of the bound script.

6. To preserve anonymity, all entries will be identified by numbers for judging; all identifying marks will be removed.

7. Submissions will not be returned. Enclose with your submission a stamped, self addressed, #10 envelope for our response.

8. You may enclose a self-addressed stamped postcard for acknowledgment of receipt of your entry. Competition winners to be announced on this web site in June.

9. The BHTG is not responsible for loss or damage to entries.

10. No script will be accepted by fax or e-mail. No electronic submissions or correspondence.

11. No entry is returned.

Address All Inquiries To:
Candace Coster, Competition Coordinator
Julie Harris Playwright Awards Competition
P.O. Box 148
Beverly Hills, CA 90213

Award Competitions
Julie Harris Benefits of Membership Winners Spotlight Awards

Friday, July 22, 2011

Fallfest 2011 submissions wanted

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Submit your play production for Manhattan Repertory Theatreʼs FALLFEST 2011
Oct. 1- Dec. 10, 2011

Seeking fully produced plays (cast, directed & ready to perform) 40 minutes to 120 minutes for MRTʼs FALLFEST 2011, at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W.42nd St. NYC.

To submit your play production please email: The complete play, a synopsis of the play, the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements, the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where) and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

By Mon. August 8, 2011. Please put “FALLFEST SUBMISSION” in the subject heading. Applicants will be contacted by Tuesday August 9, 2011 as to their acceptance.

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY. Each play will be given a MINIMUM of
THREE performances. A REFUNDABLE security deposit of $300 will be required upon

For more information and complete guidelines, please log on to:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Mistress Trixie will see you now...

MISTRESS ILSA a play by NYCPlaywrights member N.G. McClernan and performed by members Alice Anne English, Renee Cole, Doug Rossi, Carolyn Paine and Mike Durell will be performed tonight and July 28 & 30.

MISTRESS ILSA makes a good living as a dominatrix but it isn’t easy - she has to deal with fussy, freaky clients; an apprentice dominatrix who wants to go to Disneyland; and worst of all, the Snake, a rival dominatrix who will stop at nothing to destroy Mistress Ilsa’s business.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Urban Stages - Words by Women

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Accepting New Plays by Female Playwrights
From July 26th to July 28th, Urban Stages will debut its first reading series aimed at celebrating up-and-coming and established female playwrights of today called WORDS BY WOMEN.

We are currently seeking submissions for the second installment of this series to take place the first week of September 2011 and possibly a third installment TBA.

ELIGIBILITY: Female Playwrights (only!) in the United States. Plays may have been developed elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Subject matter and character variations are open but special attention will be given to plays with cultural significance.

TO BE INCLUDED WITH EVERY SUBMISSION: A biography and/or author's history of the play, character breakdown, and brief synopsis of the play.


There is not a fee, but there is a one (1) submission per person rule.

WHEN TO SUBMIT: Now until August 15th. Submissions must be postmarked by August 15th. Submissions are not accepted by email (sorry).

Genre: One-Acts and Full-Length plays. No translations or adaptations.

CAST SIZE: No more than seven (7) actors/actresses for Full-Lengths. No more than four (4) actors/actresses for One-Acts.

SUBMISSION REVIEW: Please DO NOT call or email our office or theater to inquire on the status of your play. Please give us time to respond to your submission.
*** If we do not get back to you by mid-September, we are still considering your play for other reading series at our theater and request your patience.

PLAYS RETURNED: If a playwright wishes for a play to be returned, the play should be accompanied by a manuscript-size SASE with appropriate postage. If there is no manuscript size SASE, plays will be recycled.

Please send submissions to:
Urban Stages
555 8th Avenue #1800
New York, NY 10018

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre Scriptfest

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Thank you for your interest in ScriptFEST. The submission period of scripts for ScriptFEST 2012 will be August 1, 2011 through September 30, 2011.

Scripts postmarked before August 1st or after September 30th will not be eligible.

We welcome your submission and hope the following information will answer your questions. If you need more information, please call the SART business office at 828-689-1384.

New scripts of full-length plays and musicals in English that have not been published nor professionally produced. No One-Acts. No Children's Plays.
(Scripts that have gone through a developmental process or other readings are eligible. Scripts produced by amateur community theatres and/or educational theatres are eligible.)

Playwrights may submit only one title each submission period.
Excerpts and summaries will not be accepted without the FULL script.
No film or television scripts, translations or adaptations.
Adaptations of novels and short stories are acceptable. Adaptations of movies and stage scripts are not acceptable.
If you have submitted a particular title in a previous year, it may be submitted again if and only if you have made significant revisions to the script since it was last submitted. It would be best if you explained this in a cover letter so we wouldn't have to contact you for verification.
No scripts will be returned.

Submission requirements:

TWO "hard" copies of script on white paper are required. One or two-sided paper format is the author's choice. All pages must be standard 3-hole punched, or better yet, in a binder.
Synopsis Page(s) (optional) inserted directly behind the Title Page containing play synopsis, character descriptions, and other notes.
**Do not have the author's name and/or other identifying information anywhere on the title page, synopsis or pages of the script. If you do, your submission may not be accepted! **
Provide one additional and separate Title Page that includes the author's name, date, etc.
Author's Resume, or detailed background information.
If you include a cover letter, DO NOT include synopsis, notes, or other important information in the letter. Anything you want the reviewers to read must be included on the inserted synopsis page(s) of the scripts.

Other Information

Musicals should also include a score and/or a recording of at least four songs on cassette or CD. Only one score/recording is necessary.

If you wish notification of receipt of your submission, please include a postage-paid card for us to return to you.

SART will contact you by email if your submission is not chosen as a finalist. If you would prefer postal mail notification, you must provide a self-addressed stamped envelope with your submission.

Submit to:

SART ScriptFEST ‘12, PO Box 1720, Mars Hill NC 28754-1720.
(We suggest you use the U.S. Postal Service, as UPS will not deliver to PO boxes.)

Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest

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Attention Political Playwrights: Call For Entries 2012

The Castillo Theatre is seeking new scripts for the stage that engage the political/social/cultural questions affecting the world today for its fourth annual Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest. The purpose of the Political Play Contest is to encourage the writing of such plays, and to provide a stage for scripts that might not otherwise find one.

While Castillo recognizes that in the broadest sense, all theatre is political, the contest is seeking politically progressive plays that: look at social and/or economic problems and challenges; explore possibilities of social transformation; and, reflect the concerns and interests of communities and/or which explore the importance of community. Castillo also encourages scripts that experiment with form and seek new ways of seeing and new ways of experiencing theatrical performance.

The plays submitted to the Fratti-Newman Contest may be written in any style, set in any historical time, geographic or imaginary location, contain any number of characters and be of any length. The plays must be in English and cannot be musicals or adaptations. No scripts will be considered that have previously been submitted to this contest, have received a production or won other contests. Only one script per playwright will be accepted.

The contest is judged by a team of distinguished theatre artists. The winning script(s) will receive a reading and/or a production at the Castillo Theatre in New York City during the theatre’s 2012 summer season.

All scripts should be submitted in hard copy and must be accompanied by:

statement of the political/social/cultural questions that the playwright is engaging with the script;
a brief synopsis;
character breakdown, including specific gender, age and ethnic requirements, if any;
set requirements, including how many sets and any special effects needed;
100-word biography of the playwright;
a current email address in order for us to acknowledge receipt of the script and be able to contact you during the selection process

Please note:

Scripts will not be returned.
Castillo will not give critical feedback to playwrights/contestants.
Contest winners are required to sign a letter of agreement, which will include but not be limited to granting the right for Castillo to produce one or more readings and/or a full production of the winning play.
Contest winners are responsible for travel expenses or any other expenses incurred as a result of participating in the development of the play with Castillo, or as a result of attending the reading and/or full production.

All scripts must be postmarked by October 1, 2011. The winner(s) will be publicly announced at the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre in New York City in May of 2012.

Send all submissions to:
Castillo Theatre
543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest
Questions and inquiries should be addressed to Madelyn Chapman at 212-356-8485 or madelynchapman@gmail.com.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Madcap Theatre submission guidelines

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We are interested in reading plays of any length to consider for future productions.

LENGTH OF PLAY: Any length.

SUBJECT MATTER: Completely Open.
Both comedies and dramas will be considered. We do prefer plays that haven't been staged before. If you would like to submit a play that has been produced, please include a production history with your script.

E-mail entries (MS Word or PDF files preferred) to: scripts@madcapplayers.com

If you are unable to submit electronically, mail to
Madcap Players
405 6th Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Include a self addressed stamped envelope if you would like the script(s) returned to you.

Everyone Has the Right script submission process

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Everyone Has the Right is a rolling script submission service (i.e. there is no deadline) for plays with human rights at their heart. A joint initiative with Amnesty International, Everyone Has the Right provides a natural home for writers exploring human rights stories to create surprising and entertaining theatre.

If you have a script you’d like to submit, find out the details here

Read more about our first round of Everyone Has the Right performances…

More on Everyone Has the Right:

What is a human rights story?
How it works
History of the Project


Please send your script, short synopsis (no more than 200 words) and cover sheet (Download as Word Doc or as PDF file) to: Everyone Has the Right, iceandfire, Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS.

Due to the high volume of submissions, there is currently a delay in responding to writers. Please allow at least 3 months for a response – thanks! Plays from outside of the UK are welcomed but we are only able to report on new plays, that have not been professionally produced, written in English. Plays can be of any length, but we will only read full scripts (no outlines or synopses please) written for theatre. We cannot accept scripts by email or fax.

We are interested in scripts for all ages, so if you write theatre for young people please consider submitting to this scheme.

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre script submissions

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We accept submissions of new scripts from established and emerging playwrights.

Hard copies may be sent to:
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
777 Jones Street
San Francisco, CA 94109-6414
Please do not send your only copy.

Electronic Copies may be sent to:
Scripts must be in Microsoft Word Format (.DOC or .DOCX)
or Portable Document Format (.PDF)

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Valley Repertory Company's 3rd LabWorks 15-Minute New Play Contest

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The Valley Repertory Company (Enfield, CT) is accepting submissions for its 3rd LabWorks 15-Minute New Play Contest.

Full submission details are available at www.valleyrep.com, and "Like" us on Facebook for updates.

Deadline September 17, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One-act play competition - Manhattan Repertory Theatre - $1000 prize for best play

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Seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform) 10 minutes to 30 minutes for MRTʼs Fall One Act Play Competition, Sept.14 - Sept. 30, 2011 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W.42nd St. NYC.

FIRST PRIZE for BEST PLAY: $1000.00. To submit your one act play production please email:

~ The complete play,
~ A synopsis of the play,
~ The running time of the play
~ The set and lighting requirements
~ The playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where)
~ A creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

By Tuesday July 12, 2011.

Please put “One Act Competition” in the subject heading. Applicants will be contacted by Monday July 18 as to their acceptance.

There is no submission fee.


Each play will be given a MINIMUM of THREE performances, more if the play moves on to the finals.

A Sound and Light board tech will be provided by Manhattan Rep. Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee which includes all of the above.

There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees. For more information, please log on to: www.manhattanrep.com

THEATRE THREE 15th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

THEATRE THREE, Port Jefferson, New York, is now accepting submissions for its . . .

Festival of One-Act Plays

. . . to be held on its Second Stage, the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, during March 2012.

Submission Guidelines

Only unproduced works will be accepted.
Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
No adaptations, musicals, or children's plays.
Cast size maximum: 8.
Length: 40 minutes maximum, no minimum.
Settings should be simple or suggested.
Playwrights may make multiple submissions. They need not be made under separate cover.
Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
Scripts must be postmarked by September 30, 2011.
Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover sheet of play should have title, author, author's address, author's telephone number, and author's email address (if available). Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner (no loose pages and no binders, please). All submissions must include a standard SASE for correspondence. Or, if playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for 10 performances. Playwrights will receive a small stipend.

Plays should be submitted to The 15th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, Attn: Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, P.O. Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512. We do not accept electronic (email) submissions. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

Final selection of plays will be in late 2011.

Yale Drama Series scripts wanted

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Yale University Press and Yale Repertory Theatre are seeking submissions for a major new playwriting competition, The Yale Drama Series. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David C. Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Yale Rep. The winning play will be selected by series judge John Guare.

There is no application form or entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to plays in the English language, though submissions are accepted worldwide.

2. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English. Submissions must be original, full-length plays. Translations, musicals, and children’s plays are not accepted. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once.

3. Plays that have had professional productions are not eligible.

4. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), and page count; a second title page which lists the title of the play only; a list of characters; a list of acts and scenes; and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments.

5. Plays must be typed/word-processed, numbered and in standard professional play format. A brief biography may appear at the end of the manuscript, but is not required.

6. Do not bind or staple the manuscript.

7. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per each year.

Send the manuscript to Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040.

Submissions for the 2012 competition must be postmarked no earlier than June 1, and no later than August 15, 2011.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard. If you wish to be informed by June 2012 of the contest results, please include an email address on your title page.


For more information regarding the Yale Drama Series please write to us at:

Yale Drama Series
P.O. Box 209040
New Haven, CT

or email us at yaledramaseries@yale.edu

Tuesday, July 5, 2011


NYCPlaywrights writer member Nancy McClernan's one-act play MISTRESS ILSA will be part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival's Short Subjects July 20, 28 & 30.

Actor members Alice Anne English, Renee Cole, Doug Rossi, Carolyn Paine and Mike Durell perform. More information: http://www.mergatroyd.org/mistressilsa

Write Angle 10-minute play contest

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Send us your 10 minute plays and see your script on the web!

Award winners will remain on our contest page for at least one month or until we find a new play that deserves publication.

Email your scripts to Write Angle Playwrights. Make sure the subject of your email is Contest. We prefer that all scripts be in Microsoft Word format (though most formats will work). It isn't necessary to resend your script for each month's contest, but you can send a different script each month. Only one script per playwright, per month will be accepted.

Please note: because of the number of scripts received, we can't provide a critique of your play.

All scripts can be sent to: Ken Crost kcrost at msn.com

Jackalope Theatre Company seeks scripts

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Jackalope is always searching for new works that may inspire us.

Please send us your playscripts for consideration.


Please mail us a cover letter, resume, and a hard copy of your script. No digital scripts please. It hurts our little eyes to read plays on computer screens. Send your paper to:

Jackalope Theatre Company
Attn: New Work Development
5857 N. Kenmore Ave., Suite #3
Chicago, IL 60660

Bonderman Playwriting for Youth early bird registration

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Deadline June 30, 2012

Plays should be intended for young audiences third grade through high school (no play is expected to appeal to all ages simultaneously).

Playwrights must suggest the appropriate age category on the official entry form.

Scripts designed for the youngest audience, grades 3-5, should be approximately 30-45 minutes in length. Plays designed for grades 6 and above should have a minimum performance length of approximately 45 minutes.

One development slot will be reserved for a script aimed at the 3-5th grade audience.

Scripts must not be committed to publication at the time of submission. Commissioned works that are not in development are eligible.

Scripts previously produced in an educational or vocational setting are eligible, if playwrights are eager to pursue development of the script.

Scripts previously produced professionally are NOT eligible. (i.e., productions in which the director and actors have been paid).

If the play is an adaptation or dramatization, written proof must be provided that the original work is in public domain or permission of the holder of the copyright has been granted.

Musicals will not be accepted for the 2011 contest.

Only ONE submission per playwright is accepted.

Submission Guidelines

Manuscripts must be submitted electronically as editable digital files (no scans).

Author's name MUST NOT APPEAR in any manner on the manuscript.

Each submitting playwright must also complete and send an entry form electronically.

All submissions MUST include a brief synopsis and a cast list. The synopsis should be no more than one page and should include:

List of unusual effects or technical requirements;
List of characters noting age and sex, (and possible doublings).
Supporting materials (reviews, publicity, etc.) SHOULD NOT accompany the submission.
All submissions will be acknowledged via email.
Plays submitted to previous Bonderman National Youth Theatre Playwriting Workshops are ineligible.
Playwrights give permission for their work or portions of it to be read at the Symposium and to be archived in the Child Drama Collection, Hayden Library, at Arizona State University.
Playwrights whose work is being considered for full development (ie a potential finalist) will be asked to submit a brief history of the work and goals for the week of development. Subsequently, each playwright will be expected to confer with his/her director and dramaturg prior to casting.
Playwrights are expected to be in residence in Indianapolis throughout the workshop and symposium.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

New Jersey Playwrights Contest

William Paterson University

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The University Performing Arts Department of William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ announces their Eight Annual NJ Playwrights Contest. This project helps bring new playwrights and their work into focus in the community, the region and the state of New Jersey. This year the competition will have both a musical and a non-musical component. Each consists of two phases. First, three plays and/or three musicals will be selected for staged-readings in the fall of 2011 from all entries received by July 13, 2011. Second, one of these finalists will receive a production in the spring of 2012 in the very flexible Hunziker Black Box Theatre. In addition to the full production, the winner will receive an honorarium commensurate with his/her level of participation. This contest is open to New Jersey residents only. Submissions should include: a cover letter, stating availability of the author for fall 2011 and the performance history of the play or musical; a one-page synopsis of the play or musical; and a resume of the playwright and/or composer.

Submissions should be emailed to
or mailed to
Theatre Series, H 105-B, 300 Pompton Rd.,
William Paterson University,
Wayne, NJ, 07470.

NO PLAYS or MUSICALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AT THIS TIME. Requests for scripts & music (including a piano score) and author interviews will be arranged later this summer.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Walking Fish Theatre/Hella Fresh Theatre 10-minute submissions

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Send us your best script of ten pages or less for the Walking Fish Theatre/Hella Fresh Theatre annual Ten-Minute Play festival, Hella Fresh Fish 3.0

All submissions can be e-mailed as a .doc or .pdf attachment to freshfish2submit@gmail.com.

Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail. All playwrights will be notified by e-mail when or before the winners are announced in August.

Each script must be no more than ten pages long.

Plays that have received an Equity production, as well as any unsolicited longer one-act or full-length plays will not be accepted for this project. Special consideration is given to playwrights in Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.

Each manuscript must be typed. Title page must include name, address, e-mail address and phone number. All pages must be numbered. Please use a 12-point font. In the subject line of your e-mail submission, please include your name and your play’s title in the following format:
Lastname Firstname Title

The volume of scripts submitted hampers our ability to comment individually on each work, so we do not offer criticism.

All ten-minute plays will be considered for Hella Fresh Fish 3.0, The Walking Fish Theatre/Hella Fresh Theatre annual ten-minute play festival in October, 2011.

Midnight, Sunday July 31st, 2011

Address Submissions to: freshfish2submit@gmail.com, or mail to:

HellaFresh Fish Ten-Minute Play Festival
2509 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19125

For more information about Walking Fish Theatre and B. Someday Productions, please call 215.427.WALK or visit www.walkingfishtheatre.com or email Stan Heleva stan@bsomeday.org

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Walden Theatre seeks plays for teens

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Walden Theatre, A TCG theatre and training center for young actors ages 8-18 in located in Louisville, Ky. is seeking submissions for our Slant Culture Series. In addition to our regular offerings of shows from Shakespeare to modern American classics, we produce one play a year in this series.The Slant Culture series presents new works by rising playwrights that feature complex teenage characters. The name Slant Culture comes from the laboratory practice of tilting a test tube to provide a greater area for growth, and Walden Theatre is using this series to challenge our young actors to approach character development by drawing directly from their own lives and those of their peers. Slant Culture launched in early 2010 with the regional premiere of When In Disgrace (Haply I Think on Thee) by Damon Krometis, a play based on a real-life teen tragedy and written entirely in iambic pentameter.
Since we are a private not-for-profit not affiliated with any school system, Walden is in an unique position to introduce to our students new work that they would not, otherwise have a chance to perform. Adult language and adult situations are something our students encounter every day in their real lives and therefore we believe, if the piece has value, we have a duty to present these pieces as a regular part of our season.

Submission Guidlines
Full length play, 6-12 characters - most, if not all teen aged.
Comedy or drama. Please no musicals
Unpublished. It can have had previous productions
Please submit scripts electronically ONLY in PDF or WORD document format.
Please Include one page synopsis and character breakdown.
Deadline for submissions: August 1.
Performance dates: November 10-19, 2011
There will be a $600.00 stipend to the chosen playwrite.

Please submit scripts to:

The 9/11 Ten Minute Playwriting Contest

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The 9/11 Ten Minute Playwriting Contest

Can you write a 10 minute play about 9/11 before Sat. 30th July 2011?
Think of 9/11 as a metaphor for Iraq, Afghanistan, the Middle East, USA, Pakistan, England, Syria, Israel, Kuwait, War, Peace, Muslims, Jews, Christians,Heathens, Chaldren, Sunni, Shiite, Oil, Koran, Bible, Torah, Bubba, God, Hillary, Mohammad, Buddha, Jesus, George W.,Osama, Obama, Sistanni, Saddam, 41, Kerry, Gore, Clinton, Powell, Chaney, Chalaba, Sadr, Blair, Rumsfeld, Pervez, Satire, Comedy,Drama, Prophet, Iran, Baghdad, Hezbollah, Ashura, CIA, Palestine, WMD, Scuds, Islam, Tribes, Taliban, McCain, ISI, Mullah, Al-Qaeda,Beirut, Crusaders, No-Fly Blacklist, Hamas, Sheiks, Clans, Occupation, Patriot Act, IED's, Congress, FBI, Northern Alliance, Mullah,Pentagon, Terrorists, Yeman, Bhutto, Guantanamo, Desert Storm, Jihad, Parable, Democracy, Imam, Persian Gulf War, NSA,Madras, Rendering, Rabbi, SaudiaArabia, Peshmerga, Sovereign Nation, Egit, Hijab, Together Forward, SERE, Surge, Arab, Kut, Gonzales,Law, Supreme's, Caliphate, Taiz,Love,Mecca, 5 Pillars, Mujaheddin, Coalition,Saladin,Condi, Barney, etc., etc.

Can you write about soldiers and civilians dying? Non- partisan.

1st prize - $100
2nd prize - $25
3rd prize - $25
4th - 10th prizes - $10

There will be 25 semi-finalists , then 10 finalists.

The 10 finalists chosen by independent judges will have a staged reading in Los Angeles on 9/11, 2011.

On 9/11 , independent judges will decide the #1 winner.

Semi-finalists and finalists will be notified.

Submission Guidelines:
1. Play must be Unpublished , unproduced and not have won any other contests.
2. No longer than 10 minutes
3. One page biography .
4. Include Two copies of each script.
5. No e-mail scripts accepted.
6. Include brief character descriptions.
7. A voluntary donation of 2 first class stamps from your country.
8. Contest open to Earth Citizens, including New Yorkers, Canadians and Mathematicians.
9. Deadline: Sat. 30th July 2011.

Please mail to: American Science Theatre
Short Plays
P. O. Box 291 460
Los Angeles CA 90029 USA.
( Please, no registered scripts).

If you have any questions please email John O'Donnell :
john at americansciencetheatre dot com

Each writer will be contacted before we perform your script.

We are also seeking Sponsors/Donations for productions.
Interested? Any suggestions? Please contact :
john at americansciencetheatre dot com

A 10 minute play has about 1300 words and is no more than 8 pages,
unless you use words like:Pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism,
Floccinaucinihilipilification , Honorificabilitudinitatibus,
Sesquipedalian,or Triskaidekaphobia .

....Has it really been Ten Years?

Playhouse Creatres Theatre seeks ten-minute and one-act plays

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Playhouse Creatures Theatre is calling on playwrights to submit your Ten
minute Shorts and/or One-Act Plays. The plays and shorts selected will
take part in a staged play reading festival to be held this Fall 2011.
There is absolutely NO entry fee.

The deadline is July 22, 2011. At this time, we are only taking electronic
submissions. Please send PDF versions to:

NOTE: Please Include a brief cover letter, and synopsis of your piece
along with a character breakdown.

*Selected submissions will be presented as part of a staged reading.

**Depending on the number, scope and selection of scripts received..We may
decide to Fully stage and produce chosen selections as part of a Fully
Staged short plays weekend!

*Please limit your submission to one play per category.

Visit Playhouse Creatures Theatre:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Chincoteague Island Theatre Company

The Chincoteague Island Theatre Company, a new community theatre organization based on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is taking submissions of ten-minute plays for their Third Thursday Ten series. Plays should contain no more than 3 actors and should be about realistic situations that can be performed by amateur artists. Please submit plays with a brief description on page one, then the play on the following. Submissions are to be sent to chincoteagueislandtheatreco@gmail.com

Teatro Bravo

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Teatro Bravo seeks new plays to feature in a festival of readings in Spring 2012

(May-June 2012, exact dates to be announced.)

The company may seek to develop these plays into full production during its 2012-13 season.

Plays on a variety of topics related to U.S. Latino life may be submitted with the following guidelines:

1. Casts under ten or less. Or, if multiple roles are included, doubling that allows the use of ten actors or less.
2. Simple sets or creatively imagined use of spaces beyond the literal
3. A focus on issues of either "cultural heritage and myth" or “contemporary life” in the Southwest, broadly defined
4. A special emphasis on women playwrights, though we'll consider plays written by all
5. The playwrights need not be Latina/o as long as the issues of Latina/o "cultural heritage" and “contemporary life” are well defined.
6. Major roles for Latino or Latina actors, though plays with mixed casts are also welcome
7. We will consider plays in English or Spanish, or Spanglish.
8. We will consider plays that have been produced a couple of times, but not published, and which still count as "relatively new."
9. We may seek to include such plays in a future anthology, and therefore the playwright must possess the rights to grant that authority.
10. Only hard copies will be accepted at this time. Please include SASE if you wish script returned, or include note allowing us to recycle.

If chosen, plays will be assigned a director who'll pick a cast.
A small stipend ($100) will be paid to the playwright for the reading. The theater cannot afford to fly in or host playwright for readings. If chosen for production, a standard royalty contract will be provided.

Please send to:

Teatro Bravo
4211 E. Palm Lane #204
Phoenix AZ 85008

Deadline: October 1, 2011

Future Ten 10-minute play festival

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We are currently accepting submissions for our 8th annual 10 minute play festival. In order to be considered for production, scripts must be received in PDF format no later than Friday, July 8, 2011. Future Ten will take place in November.

Other submission guidelines are as follows:
• Since the general rule is that one typewritten page of a play equals one minute of stage time, each play should be approximately ten pages in length.
• Playwrights must submit their play in PDF format using our online submission process. Visit
• Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts; however, no more than one (1) play per writer has the possibility of being selected for production.
• One-act or full-length plays, musicals, children’s plays, or plays that have been previously produced will not be considered.
• Due to the limitations of our space, please craft your work to meet the following criteria: cast size – 2 to 10; set – basic chairs and tables; costumes – try to avoid costume changes; props – limited to a few items that you or your director must provide; lighting – full, dim and blackout are the only three light changes we can offer at this time. (NOTE: We will not necessarily rule out a quality script based on a production issue, but we may ask you to make changes in order for your work to meet the limitations of our space.)

A panel of judges will choose their favorite plays, and the selected playwrights will be notified by early September. Open casting will be held at Future Tenant in mid-September (dates TBA).
For more information about Future Ten 7, email info@futuretenant.org.

To submit your play, please visit our Submishmash page.

Deadline: 07/08/2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

June 2011 Play of the Month: DARK RIDE by Ralph Greco

Here is the recording of the June 2011 Play of the Month: DARK RIDE by Ralph Greco. Performed by Diane Quinn and Bruce Barton. Mike Giorgio did stage directions. Thanks to everybody for your great work and sharing your talent.

Ralph writes:
I was actually inspired to write the piece from a New York Times Sunday NJ section article about a dark ride closing in Atlantic City... very much like Brian says in the play.

more about Ralph and the cast here...

The next Play of the Month will be in September 2011. Check this web site for the call for submissions in August - or join the NYCPlaywrights mailing list for updates.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Santa Monica Playhouse submission info

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Thank you for your interest concerning play submissions here at Santa Monica Playhouse. A few things to consider:

1. We accept submissions for full-length plays with 10 or fewer actors only (no one-acts, please).
2. We received hundreds of plays each year, so it will take six months to a year before your play will even be read.
3. We usually plan our performance schedule at least two years in advance
4. We do not accept musicals, family theatre or children's shows.
5. NO materials will be returned.

If this does not frighten you away, please send us your resume, a brief (no more than one page) summary or synopsis of the play, and no more than ten sample pages. If there is interest in reading the entire play, we will inform you within a year of your submission. If there is no interest, you will not hear from us. Do not send the full-length play. Do NOT send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.

Send your submissions to:

Santa Monica Playhouse
Attn: Cydne Moore, dramaturge
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1391

or email your submissions to:

and put "PLAY SUBMISSION" in the SUBJECT line.

OnStage Atlanta Christmas Plays

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Play Submission Guidelines and Formatting Instructions

Barry West of OnStage Atlanta is seeking short one act plays for the 2011 Christmas season. OnStage Atlanta is open to original works as well as previously published and/or performed works.

Submissions must be formatted for our Reading Committee (see formatting directions below) and follow the guidelines described below. Barry West and Abra Thurmond, our point people, will be accepting scripts from Friday, June 10 until Sunday, August 21. Barry West will announce the selected scripts on Wednesday, August 31 through the OnStage Atlanta website, Facebook, and e-mail. E-mail your scripts in a Microsoft Word attachment to: play.submission@onstageatlanta.com or CatheP@gabar.org. Please put OnStage Atlanta's Merry Little Christmas Shorts in the heading.

Each playwright is welcome to submit up to two scripts.


Genre: Christmas comedies that are family friendly and celebrate Christmas.

Playing Time: 10-12 minutes per play.

The Set: The plays must work well in OnStage Atlanta's small space. Playwrights can count on the following: Living room (basic) with couch, chair, end table, lamp, coffee table, Christmas tree (decorated and lit). If playwrights wish to have the above struck for a bare stage, that is also possible EXCEPT the Christmas tree stays in place.

Plays Should Have (But Are Not Limited To) the Following Props & Characters:

Roles for women over 50: Other characters of other ages and genders may play major roles as well. But, each play must have at least one lead role for a female over 50.
Limitation on the number of characters: 3 is the best number; however, a 4th character is permissible.
In some way, a pet must be in the story. The pet can be referenced by the characters but never seen OR we welcome a dog on a leash OR a kitten OR a puppy. No adult cats.


1. Create a Title Page in a separate attachment. The title page should include the play's title, playwright's name, and playwright's contact information.
2. The body of the play should follow professional formatting standards and must include the play's title in the header, BUT NO OTHER IDENTIFYING INFORMATION on the pages of the script.
3. Each play will be given a number by Barry West and Abra Thurmond. The contact people will keep the names of playwrights confidential and pass the submitted plays on to members of the Reading Committee. The contact people will not serve on the Reading Committee.
4. Barry West and the Reading Committee will announce the selected plays on August 31 through the OnStage Atlanta website, Facebook, and e-mail.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dramatists Guild conference keynote address by Julia Jordan

Watch live streaming video from newplay at livestream.com

Watch more Dramatists Guild conference speeches at livestream.com

NYCPlaywrights testimonials!

Rich Espey, Dramatists Guild D.C./Baltimore Region Co-Representative:

NYC Playwrights' postings of submission opportunities have been a tremendous resource for me. I've been fortunate to have had numerous productions result from opportunities I first learned about from the NYC Playwrights website.

I visited an NYC Playwrights meeting a number of years ago and so admired the process that I decided to apply their format to the group I facilitate: the Playwrights Group of Baltimore. I'm glad I did!

Rich's web site

Tom Tirney, Board President, Philadelphia Dramatists Center & Philadelphia Regional Representative, Dramatists Guild of America:

NYCPlaywrights is a reliable resource on the net for dramatist opportunities and exchanges. Nancy (McClernan) also provides lots of opportunities in pre-development as well for playwrights to hear their work and she's been a tireless advocate for dramatist rights. Rock on!

Philadelphia Dramatists Center

MCC Theater submission guidelines

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Due to the high volume of scripts and the careful attention the members of the Literary Department give to each script received, MCC Theater does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. Interested writers are welcome to submit synopses and dialogue samples of no longer than ten pages (no electronic submissions, please) and are assured a timely reply. If you would like your materials returned, please include a SASE. If you do not need your materials returned, please include an email address for response.

Submissions can be sent to:
MCC Theater
311 W 43rd St #302
New York, NY 10036
attn: Literary

Membership in the MCC Theater Playwrights' Coalition is by invitation. Interested writers may submit material according to our submission guidelines, noting "attn: Playwrights' Coalition."

Treehouse Theatre Company submission info

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If you have an interest in contacting the Treehouse Theatre Company or would like further information, please feel free to e-mail us at info@treehousetheatre.org.

We fully support the development of new American plays and playwrights, as each season is solely made up of new works. In this respect, we have an open submission policy, accepting full-length scripts year round for our mainstage season. Each play selected will be given a full production, while others we find intriguing, but not quite ready will have the option of a staged reading or workshop.

As mentioned in our mission statement, we seek to produce plays that focus on and explore the human condition and the various ways that we relate to each other as people.

If you would like to submit a script, please e-mail (and only e-mail) a cover page with all of your contact info, a synopsis, character breakdown, and the full script to submissions@treehousetheatre.org.

Kentucky Women Writers Conference seeks scripts from women

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The Kentucky Women Writers Conference (KWWC) will award $500 and a full theatrical production to the winner of its new Prize for Women Playwrights. Balagula Theatre in Lexington will produce the winning script as a world premiere in early 2012.

"The purpose of this prize is to bring more scripts by women to the stage, and we hope to award it annually," says Kentucky Women Writers Conference Director Julie Kuzneski Wrinn. "We chose Balagula as our partnering theater because of its impressive track record of producing socially conscious, thematically ambitious plays, both new and classic repertory. We also liked their mission as an actors’ theater, since we are especially seeking new work that creates compelling roles for women actors."

Quality roles for women will be judging criteria, though literary merit and theatrical potential are the foremost considerations for the new prize. A judging panel of theater professionals and representatives from both the Kentucky Women Writers Conference and Balagula will select semifinalists, and the panel hopes to secure a renowned woman playwright to choose a winner.

The Kentucky Women Writers Conference is a program of the University of Kentucky and is the longest running event of its kind in the country. Playwriting has not been a significant focus of the conference since its first decade, when it featured Women’s Experimental Theatre (1983), Split Britches Theatre Group (1984), Theatre Workshop of Louisville (1986), and Spiderwoman Theatre (1990). The Prize for Women Playwrights aims to revive a commitment to professional support for female playwrights. "We view this contest as a return to our roots," explains Wrinn.

"Playwrights often find themselves straddling both the literary and theater worlds, never wholly belonging to one or the other," says Candace Chaney, contributing theater critic to the Lexington Herald-Leader. "The KWWC Prize for Women Playwrights corrects this unintentional marginalization by welcoming women playwrights into the fold of writers it supports and encouraging a unique collaboration with the theater industry."

"What’s more, it is a laudable regional effort to counter a troubling national phenomenon—the theater industry’s dearth of productions by female playwrights," says Chaney. "A New York Times report about a 2009 Princeton study revealed that not only are male playwrights writing more plays than their female counterparts, but they also enjoy more productions and longer runs, even in theaters led by women artistic directors. We still don’t know all of the reasons behind this disparity, but partnerships like KWWC’s and Balagula’s make important inroads toward remedying it."

Natasha Williams, the only female artistic director of adult theater in Lexington, emphasizes the contest’s collaborative nature as an artistic boon for both the winning playwright and the producing theater. "The exciting process of co-creating will start in September after the winner is announced and go through a series of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in the early 2012 production. It is the kind of collaboration that feeds the talent and creativity of the artists’ ensemble in the most inspiring way possible," says Williams. "For an ambitious theater that aims to contribute to the overall development of the art of theater, this is a dream come true."

The competition is open to all women playwrights, with no restrictions on age, residence or experience. One-act or full-length scripts with a running time of between 45 and 90 minutes that have not been published or produced are eligible.

Submissions must be postmarked by July 1, 2011.

Submissions should be sent to
232 East Maxwell Street
Lexington, KY 40506-0344.

For guidelines and entry forms, visit www.kentuckywomenwriters.org. A winner will be announced Sept. 1, 2011.

Balagula Theatre is a professional company dedicated to delivering intelligent, innovative and inspiring theater to audiences in Kentucky and beyond. The company was formed in 2003 from a collective of local actors and artists seeking new direction and autonomy of artistic expression, and it has produced more than 50 plays. For more information, visit www.beetnik.com.

Authors to be featured at the Kentucky Women Writers Conference, scheduled for Sept. 16–17, 2011, will be announced at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 24, at the "Halfway to the Women Writers Conference" celebration at Regatta Seafood Grille, 161 Lexington Green Circle. This event will include a reading by Louisville poet Lynnell Edwards at 7 p.m. Edwards is among the writers who will teach a writing workshop at the September conference. Regatta is beside Joseph-Beth Booksellers, and books by 2011 presenters will be available for purchase.

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, (859) 257-1754 ext. 229; Whitney.Hale@uky.edu

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Play of the Month - June 2011 - DARK RIDE by Ralph Greco

The June Play of the Month has been selected: Ralph Greco's DARK RIDE.

The reading of the play will be video-recorded and posted to the NYCPlaywrights web site by the end of June 2011.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ars Nova Out Loud

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Out Loud supports promising emerging playwrights with public readings of exceptional new plays. Each reading provides essential resources for playwrights by drawing on the talents of leading directors and actors, and offering developmental feedback and support from the Ars Nova artistic staff.

To be considered for Out Loud, please send a synopsis and ten-page sample of your play, along with a playwriting resume and a cover letter detailing any previous development the play has undergone. Writers are also encouraged to invite us to readings or productions of their work. Please note: full scripts will not be considered unless requested based on the ten-page sample. Out Loud submissions are only accepted by mail and can be sent to: Attn: Out Loud, Ars Nova, 511 W. 54th St., New York, NY 10019.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences

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The Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park commissions a new play each year as the winner of the Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences. In addition to a $5,000 commission fee, the Playhouse brings the playwright to Cincinnati for both the development process and production of the work.


The completed script will be produced by the Playhouse’s outreach program and toured by our intern company to schools and community centers. Therefore:

The play should be 50-55 minutes in length.
The play should be written and targeted to a specific audience of lower elementary (K-3), upper elementary (3-6), middle or high school students.
It should be able to tour in a van and have minimal technical requirements.
It should be suitable for a cast of three to six actors (who are generally between 25 – 30 years of age); however, actors can play multiple roles of various ages.
It probably should not be a musical.

Submission Guidelines:

The play cannot have been produced previously.
If the play is an adaptation of copyrighted material; copyright must have been secured.
If the play is a literal adaptation (as opposed to a significant adaptation), it must be a work never previously adapted for the stage.
Playwrights should send a resume, a copy of another play written for children, a story outline of the proposed project and two to three pages of dialogue (if available).

Playwrights who previously have submitted work are encouraged to submit another proposal. This project is made possible through generous grants from the Macy's Fund of the Federated Department Stores Foundation.

Please send all applicable materials and direct any questions to:

The Macy's New Play Prize for Young Audiences
Mark Lutwak
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
P.O. Box 6537
Cincinnati, OH 45206
E-mail: mark.lutwak@cincyplay.com

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting One Act or Two Act plays

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(go to the web site to submit your play via their online form)

Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting One Act or Two Act plays for a New Play Reading Series for 2012. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a Spanish/English bilingual play. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:

1. Play must not have been produced.
2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
3. Submission must be received on or before July 31, 2011.
4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes.
5. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.

6. There should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script.
7. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
8. No musicals, children's plays, or one-person plays.

Play of the Month - June 2011 - deadline tomorrow

The deadline for the June Play of the Month is Sunday, June 5, 2011, 11:59 PM

more details here.

Saturday, May 28, 2011


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(S T A G E: Scientists Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration)

Scripts will be accepted beginning September 15, 2011.
For detailed guidelines, please visit: www.stage.cnsi.ucsb.edu/competition/guidelines.

Submitted plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues or events. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays and new forms are encouraged. Science and/or technology must figure prominently in the script, whether in form or content or both. This competition is not open to plays written in the genre of science fiction.

Previous judges include Pulitzer, Tony, Olivier & Nobel winners: David Auburn, John Guare, David Lindsay-Abaire, Sir Anthony Leggett, Dr. Alan Heeger, Dr. David Gross, & Dr. Douglas Osheroff.

STAGE is a partnership between the Professional Artists Lab (www.proartslab.ucsb.edu) & the California NanoSystems Institute (www.cnsi.ucsb.edu) at the University of California.

Download the new STAGE International Script Competition poster at: www.stage.cnsi.ucsb.edu/competition/.

Madlab Theatre Roulette

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To maximize your chance of selection, please read all the guidelines carefully before submitting.

All submissions should be send to andy@madlab.net

Please put “THEATRE ROULETTE SUBMISSION” in the subject line. If you do have have email, please call 614.221.5418 to set up different arrangements.

Theatre Roulette is a juried festival.

Submissions must arrive no later than November 1st, 2011.


Scripts should be between 5-45 minutes in length. Scripts of greater lengths will be considered, but due to time constraints, it is unlikely that unsolicited full-length plays will be selected for the festival, unless you are a Nobel or Pulitzer winning writer, in which case, your script will automatically be accepted for production as long as you waive your standard royalty, which would probably be more than the budget for the entire festival. If you are not sure whether or not you have won a Nobel or Pulitzer Prize, please find out through the glory of the world wide web and let us know.

You may submit multiple scripts.

Due to our environmentally conscious president, you must email your script to us. If emailing is absolutely impossible for you, please call us at 614.221.5418 so we can make alternate arrangements.

Please send your script attached as a Microsoft Word (2000 or older) document or PDF format. Scripts should be emailed to andy@madlab.net. Please put “THEATRE ROULETTE SUBMISSION” in the subject line. If “THEATRE ROULETTE SUBMISSION” is not in your subject line, your submission may not be received. All submissions will receive a reply email to ensure that your submission was received.

For ROULETTE, MadLab pays $50 to each playwright or 10% of our box office receipts - whichever is more. The 10% is split among the 9-11 plays that get selected.

If you’ve made it through all of this, congratulations. At least you’ve got the potential patience to deal with the travails of theatrical production. If you have any questions, please email them to Managing Director Andy Batt at andy@madlab.net

Thanks for your interest. Good luck with your submission, and regardless of the outcome here, be sure to keep writing and producing new works.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Studio Roanoke play submission guidelines

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Studio Roanoke, a small theatre dedicated to new plays and the people who create them, is committed to making Roanoke, VA, a nationally recognized ignition point for new play development. We accept independent and agency-represented submissions year round for consideration in our regular season of new works and two reading series, the Workshop Reading Series and Guerrilla Playhouse. We proudly abide by the Dramatists Guild of America's Bill of Rights.


Our performance venue can be arranged either as an intimate proscenium space that seats approximately 45 patrons or as a thrust space that accommodates up to 60. The stage is relatively small (roughly 28’ wide by 15’ deep), with ample backstage space, but no wings or flies. There is a balcony above and upstage of the main performance area that is frequently used as an additional performance area. The plays are performed by local non-Equity actors and directed and designed by professional staff and invited guest artists.

Preference is given to scripts with relatively small casts. Submissions of scripts with 12 or more characters should include a proposed doubling plan with the character list. All productions are minimal, with budgets for props, lights, set and costumes intentionally limited (e.g., generally $500 for our mainstage productions). As such, scripts relying on elaborate/expensive production demands tend to diminish our likelihood of selecting them for production. Our goal is to focus on the writing and the script’s inherent theatricality rather than on material spectacle or design elements. We hope to give playwrights an opportunity to see and hear their plays on stage so they can focus on developing the script for future, more elaborate productions.


We’re interested in full-length and one-act plays of any style or genre except musicals or works targeted primarily toward children. Any adaptations must be from work in the public domain or be accompanied by proof that the playwright has secured the rights to the source material. Since our focus is on developing new work, we tend to shy away from scripts that have been published and/or received multiple previous productions...though this isn’t an ironclad rule. We’re particularly interested in works with a strong narrative through-line and compelling characters, yet we encourage innovative, non-traditional plot structures, new approaches to characterization and theatrical use of the space.

While the playwright is welcome in rehearsals and performance, we are typically unable to provide accommodations or to reimburse travel expenses. If the playwright is unable to be in attendance, we will communicate via email and phone to the extent practicable to allow the writer to have approval of production elements and creative communication with the director and design teams.

Main Stage: Full-length plays or a full evening’s worth of related one-acts. Playwrights whose plays we select for production as part of our Main Stage season are granted a 12-performance run and paid royalties.

Workshop Reading Series: This new series, which replaces our former Lunchbox Series, provides an opportunity for playwrights of new scripts to hear their work performed aloud before an audience and to receive developmental feedback from audiences and artists. Works developed in this series will be given strong consideration for inclusion in our Main Stage at a later stage in their development. These seated readings are offered to our audiences on the fourth Sundays of alternate months, beginning in January 2011. Plays should be complete full-length works or a full evening's worth of related one-acts. Playwrights are offered a $25 royalty for the performance.

Guerrilla Playhouse: This series often presents more experimental short pieces (30-60 minutes) ranging from solo performances, darker material, works involving audience interaction and/or participation, and plays with a rock-n-roll sensibility. Guerrilla Playhouse runs on the second Sunday nights every month, and the theatrical performances are paired with a live set from an invited musical artist or group. Playwrights are offered a royalty of 20 percent of the door for a one-night performance. To see Director of Guerrilla Programming Ben R. Williams' specific guidelines, please click here.

Shows in our Main Stage and Workshop Reading series receive a post-show talkback moderated by a member of our resident artistic staff. The Studio’s resident dramaturg and/or literary manager provide dramaturgical notes in the program for Main Stage productions to spur deeper consideration of the script by the audience. Playwrights who are able to attend the production are invited on stage following the performance to join the discussion and ask or answer any questions that arise. Playwrights have found our moderated post-show discussions particularly valuable as they further develop the script.

Studio Roanoke designates its productions as developmental workshops, allowing playwrights to offer their works as “world premieres” to other theatres after their appearance at the Studio. We place no future financial obligations on playwrights whose work is developed on our stage, though, of course, we certainly welcome contributions from playwrights whose experiences at Studio Roanoke have contributed to any fame or fortune they achieve afterwards. We do request, however, that playwrights premiering works on our stage require that the Studio is credited as a contributor to the development of the script in publications and/or program text associated with subsequent productions.


To save printing, copying and mailing expenses (not to mention trees), we now accept only electronic submissions. Please submit your work in standard play script format—you may download Samuel French’s Formatting Guidelines here. We prefer to receive your script as a PDF file if possible; otherwise, we will accept an MS Word document. Include as part of your script a title page with the title, your name and your contact information, and a separate page with character descriptions and setting information. Save the file with your last name and the title of the play with no spaces or underscores (e.g. ShakespeareJuliusCaesar.pdf).

As a separate document accompanying your script, please include a cover letter with a brief playwright bio and brief synopsis of your play (each 100 words or less), and a concise description of the play’s prior production history (if applicable). Save this file with your last name and the word “cover” (e.g. ShakespeareCover.pdf).

Include these two separate documents as attachments in your email. Send Main Stage and Workshop Reading Series submissions to literary@studioroanoke.org; Guerrilla Playhouse submissions should be sent to gardenback@gmail.com. In the subject line or body of the e-mail, please indicate for which series you wish to be considered (Main Stage, Workshop, or Guerrilla).

The literary staff will respond as quickly as possible to confirm receipt of your submission, and then again once we’ve had a chance to review your material. Like most literary departments at American theatres, however, we’re understaffed and over-worked, so please allow at least eight to ten weeks before expecting a response to your submission.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival Submissions

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The cops tried to shut us down, but they couldn’t shut us down. They tried to contain us, but they couldn’t contain us. No, ladies and gentlemen, The Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival is back for round two!

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.

The Rules

Submit your best 10-20 minute play. After 20 minutes it will fade to black.
Bring your own cast. We can supply a stage manager the night of.
Bare-knuckle plays require minimal sets (Tables and chairs provided), no major lighting or sound cues.
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.


A character break down and short synopsis of the work.
A full script
Writer/Company Bio and website
Producer contact information
Deadline for the next bout is June 20th, 2011

Participants will be notified by July 1st.
The show will be hosted in late July at 10pm.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award

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Emerging Playwright Award
Established in 1986, Urban Stages' EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD has been presented to the best of new, innovative playwrights whose works speak to the whole of our society. Urban Stages' on-going mission is to develop and produce new, exciting multi-cultural works that are issue-oriented.

The Guidelines
Submissions are received throughout the year. Finalists are first included as part of the Urban Stages fall or spring reading series. The award is then announced in the spring. Plays that are finalists are presented as staged and workshop readings. These readings are a collaboration between playwright and director.

A cash prize of $500 (in lieu of royalties) will be awarded to the winner. There will also be a staged production of the play in New York City. Urban Stages reserves the right to withhold the prize and not declare a winner if no play of merit is found. Before production of the award winning play, a contract will be signed between the playwright and the company. This contract is approved by the DRAMATISTS GUILD.

Full length plays are preferred. Submissions are open to playwrights in the United States. Plays may have been developed elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. There is no limit to submission. Subject matter and character variations are open.

We prefer full length plays for submission. No translations or adaptations. On RARE occasions, Urban Stages will consider exceptional musicals and one-act plays that fit our mission. We do; however, consider plays for younger audiences for our outreach program.

Cast size is limited to no more than nine actors.

A biography and/or author's history of the play, character breakdown, and brief description or synopsis of the play.

All scripts must be firmly bound. No changes or revisions accepted after submission. No double-sided pages.

It usually takes two to six months for us to read and process your script. We ask that you please do not call or email our offices in the interim to inquire on the status of your play.

The play should be accompanied by a manuscript size SASE with appropriate postage. If there is no manuscript size SASE, the play will not be returned. Please do not include loose cash, stamps, labels or metered postage. A SAS Post Card should be included if you want acknowledgment of arrival. If you do NOT want your manuscript returned, but want a response letter of our decision, include a #10 SASE. If no SASE's are included with your submission, it will be discarded at time of rejection. If we are interested in your play, we will contact you by phone or mail. Please include the name, address and phone number of author on the title page.

All scripts will be handled with care, but Urban Stages will not assume responsibility for lost or damaged scripts. RETAIN A COPY OF YOUR SCRIPT.

Please send manuscripts to:

Urban Stages
555 8th Avenue, #1800
New York, New York 10018

Bookmark our website for the schedule of our main stage productions and tour into the New York Libraries.

Thank you for your interest.

The Fire Department script submission guidelines

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Script submissions are by email only. Please send the first ten pages and a brief synopsis to thefiredept@gmail.com, and please put "script submission" in the subject line. We are currently looking for material that tackles issues of political significance in inventive and daring ways.

Clubbed Thumb submission guidelines

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Clubbed Thumb will accept submissions that fall within the following guidelines:

Unproduced in New York City
Running time: 90 min or under.
Must feature substantial and challenging roles for both men and women
At least 3 characters – we prefer medium sized ensemble casts
Clubbed Thumb produces plays that are funny, strange, and provocative. Please check out our history area to get a feeling for our sensibility and a selected chronology.

Please do not send scripts that fall outside these guidelines.

If you would like to submit a play, please send it to:
Clubbed Thumb 141 East Third St. #11H New York, NY 10009

Please do not bind scripts; pages should be loose or clipped with a binder clip.

Clubbed Thumb does read and respond to every play submitted. However, with a staff of two, this may take many months. Please be patient and do not follow up on the status of your submission. Please wait for a response to one play before sending another.

Scripts will not be returned. Sorry, electronic submissions are not accepted.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 2011 Play of the Month: THANK EMILY by Richard Manley

Part 2 is available on the Play of the Month page

Here is the recording of the May 2011 (part 1 of 2) Play of the Month: THANK EMILY by Richard Manley. Performed by Alice Anne English, Claire Warden and Bruce Barton does stage directions. Thanks to everybody for your great work and sharing your talent.

We asked Richard what inspired the play:
I completed Thank Emily just a few days before I sent it to you. It was inspired by two overlapping events. The first was the reading in a literary magazine of an article about the ongoing battle between the academic poets and the natural poets. The work of the academics is often complex in form and dense with literary/historical allusion – and as such, inaccessible to most readers. It tends to be a circle of readership – academic poets read and critique other academic poets. Not always, but often. The natural poets, however, while more popular to the general public, are often dismissed by academia as undisciplined and amateurish. Although there are some wonderful academic poets (e.g., T.S. Eliot), and I have no problem with precision of form and rich language, I tend to side with the latter group. The first poets were shepherds. This unique use of language came from the heart, and was meant to capture life’s passions. Whitman is a prime example.

The second event was a lengthy letter from one of my dearest friends, a woman who came to her love of books relatively late in life. Consequently, she is all curiosity and wonder. There are no assumptions; there is no pretense. She’s just hungry for lovely sentences. The letter’s timing was coincident with reading the article. In the course of describing her experience with a particular book, it was clear she had the work of a shepherd in her hands, and was wringing from it all the emotional satisfaction she could manage and it could provide.

The two women on the train were meant to capture the dichotomy explained in the first paragraph. As an added tweak, Emily Dickinson would probably side with me.

more about Richard and the cast here...
The submissions for the June Play of the Month are currently being accepted (until June 5) and we will announce the winner shortly after that date.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Flea Theater Play Submissions

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The Flea regularly produces 4 – 6 new plays per year. We are offering this questionnaire to consider propositions best suited for The Bats. See more information about The Bats.

Because The Bats are a young ensemble, we are only interested in work which reflects and features performers in their 20’s. (In other words, if your play is in a naturalistic style and requires grandparents or children, please do not occupy your time and ours by submitting answers to the questionnaire.) Although we seek large diverse casts, we are open to smaller ensembles – but do tend to favor plays that reflect the company’s diversity and size. We do favor work which is risk-taking, politically relevant, sexually charged, and intellectually engaging.

This questionnaire allows us to get a snapshot of your work – and enables us to efficiently consider work for this extraordinary company. Please be advised to fill out the answers thoroughly and feel free to use your writing skills to begin the conversation about you and your proposed work. (Incomplete questionnaires will not be considered.)
Contact Info

Please give your name, email address, phone number, and city where you currently reside.

(Go to their web site to see the submission form.)

Shakespeare project

NYCPlaywrights member Nancy McClernan was included in the Happy Birthday Shakespeare blogger project.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Avant-Garde Arts Festival

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Variations Theatre Group, Inc (VTG) is proud to announce its first annual American Avant-Garde Arts Festival to provide an opportunity for theater artists to develop new, fresh work.

Selected pieces will receive a showing at the beautiful Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea, Manhattan beginning the week of July 10th, 2011. During the course of two (2) weeks, each piece will be assessed by audiences and a panel of judges selected from the entertainment world. There will be three (3) official rounds of the festival, with winners of each round chosen by audience and judges.

VTG defines a “submittable piece” as any theatrical work that can be given a proper showing in a 30-minute time slot. These include one-act plays, performance art, cabaret acts, improv troupes, comedy acts, dance pieces or short films - pieces that are engaging, daring, and “push the envelope.”

(Please note - there is NO submission fee but if your work is selected there is a participation fee based on your share of theatre rental and overhead. VTG is a nonprofit theater committed to public service.)

For more information and to download an application form, please go to www.variationstheatregroup.com.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Midtown International Theatre Festival's Short Subjects

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(please note - there is NO submission fee with the MITF code - if your work is selected there is a participation fee.)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF), now in its twelfth season, is proud to announce the third year of the Short Subjects Division. The Short Subjects is a repertory of plays running from 30 - 60 min. performed in their own intimate venue, with lower participation fees and ticket prices than other plays in the MITF. The Short Subjects is an excellent opportunity to test new theatrical ideas in a less-demanding environment than full-length plays in larger venues.
The following facts and rules set the Short Subjects apart from the rest of the MITF:
Every play gets 3 performance slots in the WorkShop Theater’s 30-seat Jewel Box theater. We attempt to honor requests for slots (“third week only, please!”) but our scheduling decisions are final. Performance dates are July 12 – 31, 6 – 10 pm weekdays and noon – 10 pm weekends.
All plays must be 30 - 60 min. long. Scripts must be in standard playscript format, in Word or PDF, E-mailed to us*.
The application fee is waived if you use the code MITF in your application.
The participation fee is only $75, payable on acceptance of the script by the MITF, by check or PayPal.**
There is a simple one-page agreement, sent on acceptance of the script and payment of the participation fee.
Deadline is June 6, 2011.
The production is responsible for producing the play, including finding actors, director, board op, props, costumes, rehearsals, etc; the MITF provides the theatre and some shared scenery (cubes, table, chairs).
You may not produce your show as an Equity showcase, and Equity is not issuing waivers for this program. All shows must be non-union.
Production values must be kept to a minimum: costumes and hand props only. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table.
We provide box office services and venue management.
The MITF keeps 100% of the door.
Tickets are $15 for shows running 45 – 60 min., and $12 for shows running 30 – 45 min. Each playwright and director gets 1 comp to each of their performances. Comps are non-transferable. There are press comps but no industry comps. The production must purchase any additional seats they wish to comp. All Festival participants may see each others’ shows for free, on a standby basis.
Your show will be allotted a tech rehearsal running at least 2 hours, during the hours of 10 – 5:30 weekdays during the Festival (July 12 – 29).
We don't do staged readings; production must be off-book. Plays not off-book during tech rehearsal will be removed from the line-up.
While you may submit a program of related short plays totaling 30 - 60 min., the MITF will not “marry” two or more unrelated short plays into one program.

*Standard playscript format for us is 12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions. E-mail all scripts (no snail-mail please!) to john.chatterton@gmail.com.
**Please add 3% for PayPal handling fees. Make PayPal payments to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Send all paper checks to: 1 Penn Plaza # 6228, New York, NY 10119. Paper checks should be made out to MITF.

Friday, May 13, 2011

ARCADIA - A Special Offer for visitors to this web site

A Special Offer for NYCPlaywrights
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Performances now – June 19
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Wednesday matinees
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  3. In person: Bring a print out of this email to the Barrymore Theatre 243 West 47th Street (between Broadway & 8th Avenue)

Performance Schedule
Tue at 7pm; Wed at 2pm & 8pm; Thu at 7pm; Fri at 8pm;Sat at 2pm & 8pm; Sun at 3pm

For more information, visit www.ArcadiaBroadway.com

* Offer valid on select seats for performances through 6/19/11. Additional blackout dates may apply. All prices include a $1.50 facility fee. Limit 9 tickets per order. All sales are final – no refunds or exchanges. Not valid in combination with any other offer. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice. Cast and performance schedule are subject to change. Standard service fees apply to all phone and internet orders.

Learn more about Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA at Wikipedia.org

The cast of ARCADIA discusses the play on Youtube - watch here.

Battle of the Playwrights

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Times Square, New York-> Battle of the Playwrights.

DEADLINE May 20, 2011 3 Minute Play Festival. The bash will be June 27 - 29th, 2011. This production will be performed in our theater, The Shell Theater, located in Times Square. Chosen plays will be posted May 23rd, 2011

Turtle Shell Production is seeking short plays, 60 – 180 seconds in length, for a short play festival in June – no more than two plays per playwright. Please send your 1 to 3 minute play(s) to oneminuteplayfest @yahoo .com , including a statement giving Turtle Shell permission to produce your play(s) and a phone number where you can be reached. The selected playwrights will be notified and their names posted on our website at turtleshellproductions.com. The plays will be presented on June 27 - 29nd in our theater located in Times Square, NY

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sight/Site Specific Video Monologues: NYC

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Sight/Site Specific Video Monologues: NYC

We are looking for 60 second monologues about incredible sights at incredible sites in New York City.

Were you recently chilling on the Great Lawn in Central Park with a friend and ended up witnessing a mugging? While waiting on the subway platform for the F train did you get flashed by a woman in a trench coat? Were you sipping coffee in a café near the GW Bridge when you looked up to meet your future fiance? Write about it!

We want your 60 second submission about amazing sights at amazing locations – sight/site specific monologues about incredible events at specific spots in NYC.

Your monologue should be:

“Sight specific” – about an event you witnessed/experienced and “site specific” – set in a specific NYC location and

Around 60 seconds in length (hint: that’s way less than a page in length).

Submissions should be sent to michole@projectytheatre.org IN THE BODY OF THE EMAIL no later than May 20, 2011.


We will choose our top 5 choices to be announced on our blog and website June 25, 2011. The 5 winning monologues will be cast, shot, and fully produced by Project Y and released on our website and YouTube.

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