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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Impact Theatre submission info

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Impact Theatre is always seeking new scripts! If your script is full-length, unpublished, and has not yet been produced in the San Francisco Bay Area, it’s eligible for consideration for our season.

Impact Theatre now only accepts scripts via email. Please email a word .doc or a .pdf to melissa at impacttheatre dot com.

Impact Theatre absolutely, positively does not discriminate based upon gender, race, sexuality, age, height, or anything else.

The Cutting Ball seeks experimental plays

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The Cutting Ball Theater will be accepting submissions of new experimental plays from October 1 through November 30, 2011 for consideration for the 2013 RISK IS THIS Festival and possible future productions. We are eager to support the work of established and emerging writers who explore bold, challenging new forms in their writing.

Please read the following submission guidelines carefully before submitting your work.

1. In order to effectively manage the volume of submissions, scripts will only be accepted between October 1 and November 30, 2011.

2. All scripts considered for RISK IS THIS must be experimental plays – plays that employ unconventional, dynamic and imaginative language, structure, and staging. We encourage authors to look at Cutting Ball’s past productions and plays selected in previous RISK IS THIS festivals, or, better yet, to come see a Cutting Ball production to learn more. (see website for more information)

3. All scripts considered for RISK IS THIS may not have received a professional production with AEA actors. Workshops, readings and non-professional productions are ok.

4. All submissions must be sent electronically to Cutting Ball’s literary office, at literary@cuttingball.com The subject line in the email should read “Writer’s full name – 2013 Submission” (e.g. August Strindberg – 2013 submission). Submissions should be attached to the email as a Word Document (.doc or .docx) or PDF. No hard copies will be accepted.

5. All submissions must be in a single document, with page numbers and the author’s name and email on each page. All submissions must include the following elements, in this order:

•A title page, with the script title, the author’s name and contact information.
•A one-page synopsis of the play, with a list of characters and other special requirements.
•A production and developmental history of the play (including readings, workshops, and non-professional productions)
•The script itself, in standard script format.
•A one page resume or bio of the writer (optional)
6. All authors will receive acknowledgment of receipt of submission. Notifications about selections for the festival will be sent in the early spring of 2012.

7. Questions about the submissions process should be directed to Cutting Ball’s Literary Manager, Bennett Fisher, at literary@cuttingball.com

Saturday, October 22, 2011

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Drama Ministry Scripts Writer's Guidelines

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What you need to know before you submit a script.

Please be sure to have your script formatted according to our script style sheet. (see web site)

In general, we're looking for scripts that can be used in worship services to focus the attention of worshipers on specific themes or life issues that the pastor can then address in the sermon or message that follows. Thus, the best scripts dramatize and heighten the issues without always resolving them; resolution is left to the sermon or is subtle enough that the sermon can tie it in. Our scripts are intended to be supplementary to the message of the day, and not be the main event themselves.
Writer's Guidelines:

Sketches should be from 4 to 7 minutes long and use 1 to 6 characters.

Include a statement of purpose, time requirements, list of characters, prop list and any unusual sound or light requirements.

Scripts should be sensitive to the unchurched. Avoid Christian-club jargon and insider church terminology.

Must have broad appeal to both evangelical and mainline audiences.

Most of our scripts are not obviously religious in nature. Rather they pose human situations that can be addressed from the pulpit following the sketch.

No elaborate staging or costumes.

Problems should be identified without sarcasm or overly critical tones (hope-based vs. critique-based). We do not want scripts that scold the audience or try to shame the viewers. Scripts that ridicule the hypocrisy of Christians are not for us.

Avoid didactic lines. Specifically, avoid making "less spiritual" characters mere foils who present questions and/or problems for "more spiritual" characters to resolve as "teachers."

Prefer everyday situations to extreme situations. Remember that there is enough drama, whether painful or humorous, in most people's daily lives. For example, the temptation to tell a lie is much more common than the temptation to kill someone. Build your scripts around situations most people encounter in the normal course of living.

Avoid predictable endings. Prefer instead a conclusion that is unexpected but still a reasonable extension of the theme of the sketch.

Please be sure to have your script formatted according to our script style sheet. (See web site)

Send Scripts to:
Regi Stone
Drama Ministry
P.O. Box 40387
Nashville, TN 37204

PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON YOUR SCRIPT.

Please note that your submission will not be returned.

Single Carrot play submission guidelines

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Submit electronically one full-length play or two plays not to exceed 150 pages in length. You may submit synopses of other works with submitted scripts. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you in March if we are considering your play for the upcoming season.
Email submissions and inquiries to plays@singlecarrot.com

The Renaissance Guild submission guidelines

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Copyright – we only accept copyrighted material

Publishing History – we only accept works that are NOT published

Performance History – we will accept works that have been previously performed but prefer to PREMIERE the works at the ActOne Series or at least the Southwest Region

Subject Matter – no censorship allowed!

Royalties – are only paid for Mainstage Series productions.

No scripts will be returned.

Due to the large number of submissions, you will only receive a response if your script is chosen.

All scripts are kept on file indefinitely, however, you will be contacted if your script is selected at a later date.

MainStage Series Specific Guidelines:
Length – two acts

Number of Characters – no limit

Royalties – To be negotiated

ActOne Series Specific Guidelines:
See ActOne Series Page

For further inquiries, please call 210-656-0349 or send an e-mail to TRG General Email

Please mail all scripts to:

The Renaissance Guild
P.O. Box 12381
San Antonio, Texas 78212

THANK YOU!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dezart Performs 4th Annual Play Reading Series - NO FEE for snail-maill submissions

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[NOTE FROM NYCPlaywrights - there is no submission fee for mailing a hard copy submission for this play reading series, there IS a submission fee for email submissions. NYCPlaywrights does not recommend paying submission fees. If you want information about submitting electronically, see their web site - the link is provided above.]

Dezart Performs 4th Annual Play Reading Series Call for Entries – submissions accepted October 15, 2011 through November 21, 2011.

Dezart Performs is a professional theatre company in the Palm Springs area dedicated to bringing new and exciting theatrical experiences to the Coachella Valley. The 4th Annual Play Reading Series will be held audience members will vote for their favorite play of the series. The "Audience Favorite" will be produced and staged at the beginning of Dezart Performs' fifth season in the Fall of 2012.

Submission Guidelines:

• Plays can be any length but require no more than 2-4 actors.

• Production elements must be kept to a minimum, one setting preferred and no special technical requirements.

• Plays previously considered for the Annual Play Reading Series will not be accepted.

• Plays must not have been previously produced in the Coachella Valley.

• All submissions must include a cover page with:

Play Title
A brief synopsis (1 paragraph) of the play and cast requirements
Author's Name
Contact Information

• Playwrights may submit by mail or email - Two copies of the script required via mail; one PDF for email submission.

There is no charge for mailed submissions, a $10.00 copy fee for emailed submissions.

• Submissions must be postmarked or emailed by November 21, 2011.

Postal Submissions: mail two (2) copies of your script to Dezart Performs:
Mailing Address:
Dezart Performs
611 S. Palm Canyon Dr., Suite 7538
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Disclaimer: By submitting your play to the Dezart Performs Play Reading Series you agree to allow Dezart Performs to stage a professional reading of the play before a public audience, and if chosen to present a full stage production. Submission does not guarantee your play will be selected for the Play Reading Series or for production.

Turtle Shell Productions - 8 minute madness

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Festival Application & Information

THE 8-MINUTE MADNESS FESTIVAL, 2012, produced by Turtle Shell
Productions, returns for its TENTH SEASON at our state-of-the-art theater in the heart
of Times Square.

ADULT PROGRAM PLAYS WANTED
We are now accepting submissions of 8- to 10-minute plays for the festival. "Plays"
also include musicals, and all plays should allow for simple staging.

YOUTH PROGRAM PLAYS WANTED
We are also accepting submission of Plays or musicals to be performed by Teen
actors. (Please note: The story line does not need to be how drugs are bad or have some
sort of life lesson. We are looking for entertaining, fun, interesting stories or plays that
could be dramatic or a skit on Saturday Night Live.

The selected plays, presented in two groups of 11, will be directed by carefully
selected directors, performed by New York Actors, and mounted by a team of
experienced set, lighting, sound, and costume designers. The run of up to 11
performances will be publicized by our marketing team.

As in the past, audience members will not only discover fresh new work offered by
innovative writers but will have the opportunity to vote for "BEST PERFORMANCE
BY AN ARTIST" and "THE BEST PLAYWRIGHT OF 2012." At the end of the run,
the recipients of the “Best Playwright” and “Best Performance” awards will receive
the 8-Minute Madness Playwright Festival Trophies at the Artist Celebration
Awards Ceremonies.

Group A will have 11 plays to be performed by adult actors. (This may include a child actor, if needed.)

Group B will have 11 short plays performed by young actors (ages 9-17) as part of a
separate presentation on an alternate night.

DEADLINE:
WE MUST HAVE ALL SUBMISSION ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14TH , 2011.

PLEASE MAKE SURE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1) The front cover has the play's title and the playwright's name, address, phone number,
and email.

2) Include a page with the character breakdown.

3) Script pages are numbered and the text is presented in an acceptable format.

4) If you would like to be notified that your script has been received, include a self-
addressed stamped postcard.

5) Plays must be 10 minutes or less in duration, and be prepared to shorten them
if necessary.

6) You may submit up to 2 plays, and there is NO FEE for submitting your play(s).
DO NOT SEND US AN ORIGINAL COPY. WE WILL NOT RETURN SCRIPTS.

7) If play (s) have been produced under an "Equity Code," please note it on the
application with the dates of production. We are also accepting plays that have
been produced before or has had a reading, we will still accept your submission.

8) Each playwright may submit up to two plays. (Please note on the application which is
your first submission and second.)

9) Please include your application with play submission.

____________________________________________________________________________

TO ACCESS THE FESTIVAL APPLICATION
CLICK BELOW

PDF APPLICATION

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10) NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS PLEASE. WE WILL NOT READ THEM.

11) SEND YOUR SCRIPT(S) to the following:

Turtle Shell Productions
300 W 43rd Street #403
New York NY 10036
Attention: 8 Minute Madness 2012 Scripts

12) If you have any questions, please contact the Festival Selection Committee at 8minute@turtleshellproductions.com

Thank you and we look forward to reading your work.

John W. Cooper
Artistic Director & Producer
Turtle Shell Productions

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Compound seeks plays

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The Compound, a theatre collective in southwestern Louisiana, is seeking new plays for their 2012 new play development program.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We’re looking for previously unproduced, full-length shows for 10 actors or less. (Shows with a history or readings or workshops are welcome.)

WHAT KIND OF PLAY EXCITES US?: Strong stories, bold characters, plays with as much on their heart as on their mind, plays that play with language in inventive ways, plays that explore communities and experiences not normally represented in the theatre.

WHAT WE’RE DOING WITH THE PLAYS WE FIND: We will begin exploring new works that interest us in a series of readings starting in 2012. From those readings, we’ll further the developmental process with writers and plays we connect with. We are more interested in finding writers we can work with over many projects, not just a single reading of a single play.

WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE: We’d like a cover letter telling us a little about you, a one-page synopsis, and a 10-page writing sample from the play. Send your submission ATTN: Cody Daigle at thecompoundtheatre@gmail.com

Sunday, October 9, 2011

How to submit your play to the Astoria Performing Arts Center

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Please include the following material with your submission:

- A brief abstract of the play you are submitting. Not necessarily a synopsis — I am more interested in how you talk about the themes and ideas with which your play deals. It’s good for me to know what’s important to you in the work, and to get a better idea of your interests as a writer.

- A cover letter that indicates why you are interested in APAC, how you heard about us, etc. Don’t be afraid to submit here if you’ve never seen any of our shows. Just take a look at the website and get a sense of what we’re about.

- A resume that details your previous writing and production history. I am specifically interested in any development that the play you’re submitting has received. I don’t think it’s entirely fair to evaluate a second draft on the same level as a sixth or seventh draft, so let me know where you are in your process.

- Links to your personal website(s), if you have one, so that we can learn more about you. I’m also a big proponent of having other writing samples available. Please only include one play per submission, but do send me links to look at along with it.

- And, of course, the play itself. Make sure that the play is in proper play format. If you don’t have Final Draft, get it. If you can’t afford it, download Celtx — it’s free, and formats just as well. Don’t send me a Word Document — send me a PDF. Make sure that your document includes a title page with your name and contact info, as well as a secondary page that lists the characters, setting and any acknowledgments. The fact of the matter is that the evaluation begins on page 1, and a play that isn’t properly formatted, or lacking in the aforementioned information, will already have points against it.
APAC is now accepting electronic submissions!

In fact, I prefer them. Please e-mail all of the items listed above at literary@apacny.org. In the subject line, please write: “SUBMISSION: [Name of Play]“. And please understand that I am just one person reading tons of scripts and that I will respond to you as soon as I can.
If you would prefer to submit your materials via the mail, you may do so here:

Astoria Performing Arts Center
Kaufman Astoria Studios
34-12 36th Street, Rm 1/232, MB 40
Astoria, NY 11106

Please note that no submission materials will be returned.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me at literary@apacny.org. I am genuinely looking forward to hearing from you.

Play of the Month - KNUCKLEHEADS by James McLindon

The October Play of the Month has been selected: James McLindon's KNUCKLEHEADS.

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

Scripts Wanted for Nov. 19 - 20 Short Play Lab

We are looking for a few more scripts for the Nov. 19 - 20 Short Play Lab. New participants are welcome! The rules are easy-peasy:

Deadline is Nov. 3. Notification will be immediately after submission. The sooner you get your script in, the more time you have to prepare. Get that script in pronto!

Plays should be 1 - 10 pp. in standard playscript format.* (The shorter the better; shorter plays get priority.) Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with contact info.

Submit scripts in MS-Word.

You produce the play; the SPL provides the theatre (at the Roy Arias Studios, 300 West 43rd Street, NYC).

Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.)

Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table or two.

We provide a board op, box office, and venue management.

There are no fees. The SPL keeps the door.

Tickets are $20. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free.

There are no other comps.

There will be a tech rehearsal, on the afternoon of Nov. 19. Plays get a maximum of either 15 mins of tech (1 - 5 pp.) or 30 mins. of tech (6 - 10 pp.).

Every play gets 2 performances, 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. Each play will be part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. Program A takes place at 7 pm Sat. and 4 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 9 pm Sat. and 2 pm Sun.

We don't do staged readings. Be off-book, please! Plays not off-book during tech will be removed from the line-up.

THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTION IN EACH PROGRAM RECEIVES A CASH PRIZE OF $100. Winners are determined by polling patrons at the box office.
*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions.

The SPL is a lot of fun and a good way to see your work on its feet in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to see actors and directors at work, so you can recruit people for later productions.

To submit a script, send it as an attachment to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive producer, Short Play Lab

Strand Theatre Company submission guidelines

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The Strand currently seeks script submissions for its 2012-2013 season and the summer Friends and Neighbors Festival for 2012. The Strand encourages creative and innovative scripts. The Strand encourages submissions by women with roles for women. The Strand will select plays that are relevant, well-written, and experiment with new theater conventions.

About Friends and Neighbors: The Friends and Neighbors Festival is a five week-long festival that includes a new script performed at the Strand every weekend for five weeks with an admission price of $5. The Friends and Neighbors Festival was created to give local artists a chance to perform experimental pieces in front of an audience with the support of a fully functional theater. The Friends and Neighbors Festival also allows theater patrons to explore new works affordably. All playwrights are given a stipend of $100. Plays are fully produced by the Strand Theater, on a small budget. Playwrights are supplied with a director and stage manager, and given use of the Strand space on a sign up basis.

REQUIREMENTS:
Season Plays: A season play must be full length. The Strand seeks innovative plays that break conventional theater standards and put a focus on the lives of women.
Friends and Neighbors Festival: The Strand encourages playwrights, performers, comedians, all walks of life, to submit to the FN Fest. The FN Fest accepts performance pieces that range from traditional plays to performance art to workshops. Everything is encouraged. There are no limitations! If you are not submitting a traditional play, please submit a written statement describing your proposed performance or idea. For possible inclusion in the 2012 Friends and Neighbors Festival, please send plays by Monday, January 9, 2012. New plays granted a production will be selected by Monday, February 13, 2012. If you have submitted your play to past Friends and Neighbors Festivals, please resubmit for consideration this year. The Strand will not produce plays that have previously been produced in Baltimore.

For ANY questions regarding script submissions, please email Jayme Kilburn: jayme@strand-theater.org Please only submit plays to submissions@strand-theater.org and fill out the required online form for each play submitted found HERE.

Because of the high volume of scripts submitted, the Strand is unable to produce progress reports for individual plays. The Strand will send a mass email to playwright's whose plays were not accepted into the Season or Festival, and call individual playwright's who are being produced. Please only submit electronically. Please do not send any plays to Jayme Kilburn, Artistic Director. Only submit to submissions@strand-theater.org.

Go to the web site for additional submission requirements

Friday, October 7, 2011

THE JCC METROWEST JEWISH PLAYWRITING CONTEST Official Request for Plays

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JCC MetroWest and the Jewish Plays Project are excited to announce a competition for full-length plays that deal with Jewish themes. Using a curated jury process followed by a live selection event, the contest will give equal voice to Jewish audiences and artists in creating Jewish theater for the 21st Century.

A separate track will select one Theater for Young Audiences piece geared to celebrate Jewish identity for students ages 8-18.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ARTISTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, DENOMINATIONS, FAITHS, CREEDS, RELIGIONS and other IDEALS. We believe that Jewish identity and culture are specific manifestations of universal human cravings for spiritual, ethical, moral and worldly joy. “Matrilineal descent” is neither important nor necessary.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-length plays that deal with Jewish themes that have never been produced in New York City. The following must be true of a submitted play:
1. It is NOT a yiddish play.
2. It contains significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.
3. It does NOT fall into the beloved category of "ethnically stereotypical comedy" (No 'Yiddishemammeh" plays, no "My Afternoon With Bubbe", no "Jewtopia")
4. It's a really good play.
5. It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region.
6. It is NOT a musical (plays with music may apply).

SUBMISSION: Entries are due by November 1 at 6 pm. There are two steps to submit:
1. Email the play as an attachment to jpc@jewishplaysproject.org with the playwright's name removed from ALL pages.

2. Click here to fill out the JPC Application form.

There is NO fee to apply, but there is a one (1) submission per person rule.

SELECTION PROCESS: The JPC seeks to discover and develop a new generation of plays that reflect the 21st Century Jewish experience, and strives to engage a broad audience in a discussion of what that experience may be. Each script will be reviewed by a Community Panel of up to 30 lay leaders involved in the Metrowest Jewish Community who will score the play on the clarity, importance and personal connection of the Jewish ideas in the play. A separate Artistic Panel of noted actors, directors, writers and academics will evaluate scripts for their aesthetic value, structural and stylistic innovation, and production feasibility.

Submissions will be due on November 1, with three finalists being announced on December 20. The three finalists will be given a rare opportunity to participate in JCC MetroWest’s Txt2Thtr Event.

This event, a JPP original, will present staged selections from three plays along with a director and designer's production concept to an invited audience at JCC MetroWest’s Maurice Levin Theater in West Orange, NJ. This audience will then give real-time feedback to the selection committee by responding to a text-message survey on their cell phones. At the end of the night, a winner will be announced.

THE PRIZE: The winning play will continue on to a workshop presentation by the JPP at Manhattan’s 14th Street Y Theatre in June of 2012, where the JPP will select one project to receive a full production.

THEATER FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES CATEGORY: The Project and the JCC will also be seeking one-act (under 50 minutes) plays or musicals geared toward student audiences celebrating Jewish identity. (Music must be able to be performed by one musician or played on CD). The winning playwright will receive a cash award of $250, a staged reading by the JCC Metrowest Teen Production Company. Interested playwrights should follow the submission guidelines and choose TYA in the category field.

ABOUT THE JCC: JCC MetroWest’s vision is to be the premier Jewish social, recreational, cultural and educational center that serves the entire MetroWest community and inspires every individual to explore the boundless potential of Judaism. We will be a welcoming Jewish neighborhood that links every Jew to the home, the community, and the rest of the Jewish world.
www.jccmetrowest.org

ABOUT THE JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT: The Jewish Plays Project is a development house for 21st Century Jewish theater. We seek to ignite an explosive engagement between cutting-edge theater artists and Jewish audiences by developing and advocating for a new generation of plays and musicals that embrace and investigate the intersection of Jewish identity and secular self.
www.jewishplaysproject.org

QUESTIONS? CONTACT:
Ben Kamine
Resident Director, Jewish Plays Project
ben@jewishplaysproject.org
347.878.5771

Carol Berman
Director, Gaelen Center for the Arts
cberman@jccmetrowest.org
973.530.3421

Manhattan Repertory best play competition

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No submission fee but produce-your-own fee on acceptance.

Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking submissions for its Winter One Act Play Competition. Competition runs January 11-28, 2012 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 W. 42nd St., NYC.

Seeking—Fully-Produced One-Act Plays: 10-30 minutes in length.

Note: Seeking full productions of original one-act plays that are cast, directed, and ready to perform; not seeking scripts.

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.

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

Submission deadline is October 25, 2011; applicants will be notified by October 27 as to their acceptance.

For more info, visit www.manhattanrep.com. There is no submission fee.

$150 participation fee required if accepted; there will be no additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre-based production fees.
First prize for Best Play receives $1,000.

Non-Equity

Monday, October 3, 2011

November Play of the Month

10-Minute Play of the Month: NOVEMBER 2011

The theme for November is Native Americans in honor of the Wampanoag people who taught the malnourished 17th-century English immigrants in Plymouth Massachusetts how to cultivate corn, farm squash and beans, catch fish, and collect seafood. The theme can involve any Native American group, not only the Wampanoag, but there must be a reference to Native Americans in your play.

Deadline: Sunday, November 6, 2011, 11:59 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Plays that are not in standard format, or that have more than 10 pages (not counting title page, etc.) will be rejected immediately.

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

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

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

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

9. The play must have been written by the person making the submission.

10. The play can have had a previous production but cannot have been published.

11. All rights will remain with the playwright.

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

13. The video recording of the play reading will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The embedded section may be an excerpt of the play reading rather than the entire reading. The playwright will be asked to review the video recording and approve it before it is made
public.

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

15. The readings that are recorded are actual script-in-hand readings, not productions. To get an idea of what to expect for the final product see the page on the NYCPlaywrights web site with samples of past readings of Plays of the Month: http://nycp.blogspot.com/p/play-of-month.html

Any questions email Nancy at info@nycplaywrights.org

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Urban Theater Company call for new writers and scripts

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Urban Theater Company (UTC) is committed to the creation and exploration of urban-inspired works that convey, illuminate and empathize with the human experience.
“From the streets to the stage and for the future.”

Seeking scripts that align with our mission of creating thought-provoking theater, in the Chicago area.

Send an inquiry to Literary Manager, Wysteria Edwards at wystieedwards@urbantheaterchicago.org

Inquiry must include:
A complete synopsis and cover letter, include all contact information, including email
10 page sample
Production history, if any
Resume

If we wish to read your entire script we will contact you via email. Please allow 4-6 months to hear back from us.

Thank you for your interest in UTC and best of luck in your writing

Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre script submission policy

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Since the 1989/90 season, the first year of Artistic Director Steven Schipper’s tenure, MTC has programmed an average of one new play each year. Of course, world premieres of new plays don’t happen overnight. Playwrights and their work must be nurtured. MTC commissions new work (five are currently in various stages of development) and provides dramaturgical support including readings and workshops.

In our quest for new projects to produce, we accept about 100 script submissions each year, including new plays and works that have been previously produced, which are then read by MTC staff and freelance analysts. Last year, we hired 38 actors to read eight promising scripts for MTC staff as part of our Tuesday afternoon Wordplay series.

What We Are Looking For

It is not enough to write beautiful dialogue or to create memorable characters. Playwrights must give those characters clear goals, high stakes, formidable obstacles and a sense of urgency if they are to hold an audience’s interest. Story structure is an essential, but often under-utilized, element in creating play scripts. Learn how to use it, in concert with great characters, insightful dialogue, and important themes, and you will be in top 10% of the submissions we receive.

How To Submit A Script

Please submit only full-length plays (at minimum, plays that would have a run-time of approximately 70 minutes).

Playwrights who would like to submit scripts are asked to complete the Wordplay submission form below and mail it along with their script to:


Jeff Kennedy, Wordplay Coordinator
Manitoba Theatre Centre
174 Market Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0P8


Wordplay Submission Form - go to the web site for this form.

The Working Theatre Collective seeks 5-minute erotic plays

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Guidelines:
To be performed at five minutes or less
Erotically themed (not necessarily erotic)
Four or fewer actors
Awesomeness

Include in the script at least one of the following:

-the sound of a max train

-a red pen

-”the perfect cup of coffee”

-paper dolls

- "i need a summer evening"

- a distinguishing scar

Submission are due 11/1/2011

Feel free to submit several pieces

We will inform you if we select your work by the new year.

Recompense will be free tickets and our undying love and affection

send original scripts to theworkingtheatrecollective@ gmail.com
(indicate “20 Erotic Shorts: Trois” in the subject line)

Newburgh Free Academy Drama Department seeks 10-minute plays

NOTE: there is no submission fee, although there is a suggested $1 donation.

The Newburgh Free Academy Drama Department will be accepting 10-minute play submissions for their 2nd annual new play festival.

The Newburgh Free Academy is an at-risk high school located in Hudson Valley,NY. The students will be the in charge of reading,acting,designing, directing, and producing chosen work. Guidlines are as follows:

*Only Ten Minutes (or less).
*Playwrites may submit up to two plays only.
*Must be unplublished.
*Plays which have had productions/workshops/
readings are okay.
*NO electronic submissions. Send to: Newburgh Free Academy, 201 Fullerton Ave, Newburgh,NY 12550 (attention Terry Sandler, Drama)
*deadline: February 1, 2012. Selected plays will be notified early March.
*A suggested donation of $1.00 per play. Checks made out to: Newburgh Enlarged City Schools. The money will be used for the drama club account to buy props and other supplies for the festival.

Contact Terry Sandler @ terrysandler@hotmail.com for more details.

Calling all female playwrights

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If you are interested in being a part of an annual playwrights’ festival featuring women writers and directors, then Stone Soup’s Double (XX) Fest 2.0 is for you.

For the past five years, Stone Soup Theatre has produced (along with a team of directors and actors) up to fourteen original works in the Downstage theatre. Last year, we tried something different, and the Double (XX) Fest was born! For three weeks, using both Up- and DownStages in April 2011, we featured short, fully-produced works, an all-female 24-Hour festival, 8 readings and 2 playwriting workshops, all showcasing exclusively the work of female playwrights and directors.

The Skinny:

We are seeking original one-act plays (3-25 minutes in length), particularly 10-minute shorts written by women. Can be any subject matter with casts of both genders – must be written & will be directed by a woman.

GUIDELINES:

1.) One submission per playwright ONLY.
2.) Email submissions preferred: playfestival@stonesouptheatre.org.
3.) If you must submit by snail mail, please mail to:
Stone Soup Theatre
c/o Double (XX) Fest
4035 Stone Way N
Seattle, WA 98103

Submissions, BOTH electronic and snail mail, MUST include (Incomplete or incorrect submissions will be disqualified):

1.) Separate Cover Letter including:
contact info
mailing address
phone number
brief description of authorial intent

2.) Separate Cover page including:
play title
author’s name
character list/description
gender breakdown
genre
brief description of play

3.) ALL MENTIONS OF AUTHOR’S NAME/CONTACT INFO MUST BE REMOVED FROM BODY OF PLAY.
Since it is a blind submission process, and we don’t have the time to go through EVERY page of your script to censor that info…please be sure to comply with this request, or the play will be disqualified.

Due to some lively criticism, we decided last year to waive the $6/script fee; however, as we don't have many extra resources with which to pay our patient readers (240+ scripts submitted last year, and they were ALL read!) if you feel like donating a little something toward that end, we are not too proud to accept it!

Checks can be mailed to Stone Soup Theatre, 4035 Stone Way North, Seattle, WA 98103 to the attention of Double (XX) Fest Literary Manager.

The plays themselves must be ORIGINAL and unpublished(though fine if they have been previously produced) and should be 3 to 25 minutes in length, with minimal set, costumes, and characters. Both spaces we'll be using are extremely intimate: 47 and 65-seat houses, respectively. If you are interested in and capable of putting together the production as well (finding directors, actors, and/or costume and props resources), please include this information in your cover letter.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: DECEMBER 14th, 2011

We will make a concerted effort to notify ALL who submit of their status by January 20th, 2012.

Please mail all Double (XX) Fest inquiries, questions, and electronic submissions here: playfestival@stonesouptheatre.org.

September 2011 Play of the Month: TOWER TATTS by Adrienne Dawes

VIEWER ADVISORY: this video clip contains obscene, raunchy language. Viewers are advised to use discretion.



The September 2011 Play of the Month is TOWER TATTS by Adrienne Dawes. Performed by Bruce Barton and Mike Durell. Allan Brown did stage directions and special thanks to Diane Quinn for operating the iPhone camera. Thanks to everybody for your great work and sharing your talent.

Adrienne discusses the origins of the play:
I wrote Tower Tatts first as a 5 minute sketch pitched to SC Faculty member and director Andrew Ritter as part of his sketch revue "Too Soon? A 9-11 Sketch Revue" (currently running in the de Maat Studio Theater in Second City's Training Center thru 10/14). Writing about September 11th seemed such an arduous, emotional task but I was immediately drawn to the project as an opportunity to explore as a comedy writer an extremely tragic event. I was inspired by the idea of exploring "the comedy of grief," a human emotion so raw, organic and universal. How would two grungy, tattooed men talk to each other about their grief related to the September 11th attacks? Though the sketch didn't survive to be included in the sketch revue at Second City, I continued to develop the piece as a 10 minute play and am really excited to share it with NYC Playwrights.

more about Adrienne and the cast here.

ABOUT THE RECORDING: Please note that the script calls for the actors to be in their 20s-30s, but since Bruce and Mike did the original reading (while we were reviewing the semi-finalists for this contest) with such enthusiasm and brio, they were kept on for the recording of the TOWER TATTS reading.

The next Play of the Month will be in October 2011. Deadline is October 2. More information here.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Salve Regina Theatre Arts Program Looking for New Plays

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(Newport, RI)

Salve Regina University Theatre Arts program is currently seeking submissions from playwrights for a week long new play festival to be held from June 24-30, 2012. A panel of readers will select multiple 10-minute plays and one full-length play script to be performed during the week long festival held at the newly renovated Casino Theatre located at 9 Freebody Street, Newport, RI. Scripts will only be accepted until November 1, 2011.

The 10-minute play category is open to all playwrights and all genres of scripts. The play committee will choose 8-12 plays for performance during the festival with the audience favorite receiving a cash prize. Playwrights should submit their work electronically to http://salvetheatreplayfestival.submishmash.com/submit.

Full-length plays will be accepted from Rhode Island resident playwrights only. Electronic submissions of full-length plays will not be accepted.

One play will be chosen for a workshop production in the Casino Theatre. Playwrights should submit work that has not been previously produced; however plays that have received readings will be accepted. A short rehearsal process will take place prior to the festival and the winning playwright will be encouraged to attend and make edits. Interested Rhode Island playwrights can mail a copy of their script to the Theatre Arts program at Salve Regina University located at 100 Ochre Point Avenue in Newport, RI 02840.

The committee will only accept submissions from October 1-November 1, 2011. No plays received after that date will be read. There is no submission fee. The reading committee consists of faculty, students, and alumni of Salve Regina University’s Theatre and English programs. For more information, contact 401-341-2250 or submit 10-minute plays to http://salvetheatreplayfestival.submishmash.com/submit.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Araca Group seeks The Best Play

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The Araca Group, a Broadway theatrical producing company, is once again seeking “The Best Play” from playwrights in post-collegiate universities and professional study programs. The style, subject and length of the submissions are entirely up to you. However, this year, we are opening the contest up to emerging writers nationwide.

The selected playwright will have the opportunity for his/her play to be performed in a free and public reading to be held in May in New York City, directed by and acted in by a New York City creative team. The Araca Group will assume all travel expenses to and from your university.

The deadline for submissions is October 21, 2011. The winning play will be read in December 2011. A release needed to accompany the submission materials will be available on araca.com next week.

Founded in 1997 by partners Matthew Rego, Michael Rego, and Hank Unger, The Araca Group has grown from a start-up working out of a one-room office into an internationally renowned merchandise and Tony Award winning production company. Most notably, Araca has produced Wicked, Urinetown, The Wedding Singer, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, The Laramie Project, The Vagina Monologues, Rock of Ages, A View From the Bridge, Lend Me a Tenor, Merchant of Venice, and House of Blue Leaves.

For more information about Araca and this contest, please visit www.araca.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me with questions via e-mail, aracaworks@gmail.com or by phone: 212.869.0070 ext 1303

Saturday, September 24, 2011

John Chatterton's Short Play Lab seeks scripts (produce your own)

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

We are looking for a few more scripts for the Oct. 22 - 23 Short Play Lab. New participants are welcome! The rules are easy-peasy:

Deadline is Oct. 6.

Notification will be immediately after submission. The sooner you get your script in, the more time you have to prepare. Get that script in pronto!

Plays should be 1 - 10 pp. in standard playscript format.* (The shorter the better; shorter plays get priority.) Include a title page, as the first page of the script, with contact info.

Submit scripts in MS-Word.

You produce the play; the SPL provides the theatre (at the Roy Arias Studios, 300 West 43rd Street, NYC).

Productions must be non-union: no showcases please! (And no Equity waivers, either.)

Keep production values to a minimum: costumes and hand props are okay. We provide rehearsal cubes, chairs, and a table or two.

We provide a board op, box office, and venue management.
There are no fees. The SPL keeps the door.
Tickets are $20. Each playwright and director gets to watch his/her show for free. There are no other comps.
There will be a tech rehearsal, on the afternoon of Oct. 22. Plays get a maximum of either 15 mins of tech (1 - 5 pp.) or 30 mins. of tech (6 - 10 pp.).
Every play gets 2 performances, 1 on Sat. and 1 on Sun. Each play will be part of 1 of 2 programs: Program A or Program B, but not both. (As of now, Program A is fully subscribed, but there might be dropouts.) Program A takes place at 7 pm Sat. and 4 pm Sun. Program B takes place at 9 pm Sat. and 2 pm Sun.
We don't do staged readings. Be off-book, please! Plays not off-book during tech will be removed from the line-up.

THE MOST POPULAR PRODUCTION IN EACH PROGRAM RECEIVES A CASH PRIZE OF $100. Winners are determined by polling patrons at the box office.
*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions.
The SPL is a lot of fun and a good way to see your work on its feet in a supportive environment. It's also a great way to see actors and directors at work, so you can recruit people for later productions.
To submit a script, send it as an attachment to john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!
Thanks,
John Chatterton
Executive producer, Short Play Lab

Friday, September 23, 2011

The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) is currently accepting submissions

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The Downtown Urban Theater Festival (DUTF) is currently accepting submissions for its 10th Anniversary season to be held at the Here Arts Center in SoHo, NYC March 14- 31, 2012.

DUTF, produced by Creative Ammo Inc., is a three-week celebration of urban theatrical expression by a cross-section of playwrights. This annual event showcases theatrical works that echo the true spirit of urban life and speak to a whole new generation who lives defy categorizing along conventional lines. Our Artistic Director for the 2012 season is Reg E. Gaines, the Tony and Grammy-nominated writer of ‘Bring in da Noise Bring in da Funk,’ and the legend and two-time Obie Award winner Adrienne Kennedy will be the recipient of the DUTF Playwright Master’s Award. Please visit us at www.dutfnyc.com and you can also find us at www.twitter.com/dutfnyc, http://www.facebook.com/Downtown-Urban-Theater-Festival/152194641470752 and http://www.youtube.com/dutfnyc.

DUTF is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

For DUTF 2012, we will accept 15 theatrical works comprised of full-length productions (60-90 minutes) and shorts (30-45 minutes). Each work is performed only once during the festival. Three of the outstanding works produced during the festival will receive $1,000 awards in the categories of Best Play, Best Short and Audience. There is no submission or participation fee and each playwright will receive a $200 production stipend at the start of the festival to defray some of the production costs.

To submit for DUTF 2012, please forward the following to dutfnyc@gmail.com:

(1) Bio with contact info of the playwright - name, address, phone # and email
(2) Photo of playwright
(3) Synopsis of theatrical work
(4) Complete script of theatrical work
(5) Actor/director/crew bios, if available
(6) Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2011.

American Blues Theater (ABT) seeks submissions

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American Blues Theater (ABT) seeks submissions for the annual Blue Ink Playwriting Award

The winner will be awarded a cash prize of $500.00 and receive a staged-reading of his/her manuscript by American Blues Theater. The winning play will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of ABT Ensemble members, most notably Emmy award-winner and ABT Founder Rick Cleveland (Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Six Feet Under, West Wing).

There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines:

1. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English. Translations and screenplays are not accepted. Adaptations allowed only if underlying rights are free and available.

2. Plays that received fully-produced productions are not eligible.

3. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play’s title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, 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.

4. Blue Ink Playwriting Award is open to all subject matters. All playwrights are encouraged to submit.

5. Please include playwright’s bio/resume in a separate attachment.

6. Playwrights may submit only one (1) manuscript per each year.

7. Submissions and questions are accepted by email only to blueink@americanbluestheater.com

8. Please send as a Word Document or PDF File only. Plays must be typed/word-processed, numbered and in standard professional play format.

9. Submissions must be received no later than October 31, 2011.

10. The winning play will be publicly announced by ABT no later than March 31, 2012. The winning playwright will be notified directly, prior to public notification. The winner and finalists will be posted on ABT’s website immediately following the public announcement.

11. ABT reserves the Right-of-First-Refusal to produce the World-premiere of the winning play for one year’s time beginning on the date of the winning playwright announcement.

12. From the time of your submission through the winning announcement date, if your play receives or is scheduled for a professional production, please contact us.

For more information regarding ABT, please visit our website at www.americanbluestheater.com

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Trinity Church Playwrights Competition


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Entry period starts Sept. 15, 2011.  Deadline Oct. 15, 2011 at 9PM.

Playwrights, grab your quills! Do you have a sharp idea for an interesting one-act play? If so, you’re in luck. Trinity Church Arts Committee is sponsoring a playwrights competition featuring cash prizes and the chance to have your work honored at an awards reception.

We’re seeking unproduced and unpublished one-act plays of no longer than 30 pages. The idea is up to you, but the subject should be in keeping with the theme “Change and Transition.” There’s no entry fee, just a hard and fast deadline: Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 at 9PM. We will begin accepting entries Sept. 15, 2011. The play must be submitted via email in Microsoft Word format.

The first-prize winner will receive $500 and earn a reading of his/her play. The second-place winner will receive $200 and the third-place winner will receive $100.

All winners and finalists will receive a certificate of merit.

Email your submissions to: Deborah Hope at dehope@ix.netcom.com or
ArtsCommittee@trinitywallstreet.org.

Attention: only one submission per playwright, please.

Additional information will be posted on the Trinity Church website: www.trinitywallstreet.org.
Good luck. We look forward to hearing from you.
Trinity Church Arts Committee
74 Trinity Place 23rd Flr
New York, NY 10006

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Real Life Drama of Being a Playwright

Gary Garrison of the Dramatists Guild of America and David Dower of Arena Stage talk about the challenges of being a working playwright.

Scant pay and no health insurance, not to mention writer’s block and the constant search for an audience -- all just part of the real-life drama for a playwright trying to make it in America today.

Those and other concerns are being addressed at a national conference, Playwrights in Mind. It’s sponsored by the Dramatists Guild of America and hosted by the Theater of the First Amendment at George Mason University.

I recently talked about it with Gary Garrison, a playwright himself and executive director for creative affairs of the Dramatists Guild of America, and David Dower, associate artistic director at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., and founder of its American Voices New Play Institute.

JEFFREY BROWN: Playwrights in Mind, Gary, the purpose of this is both high and low, right? Big vision and nuts and bolts?

GARY GARRISON: In its simplest form it was a way to bring us all together. We are a national organization; our members are all over the country, so this is a way of getting us all in the same room and talking about those issues that are important to all of us.

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16th Annual One Act Festival-Hot from the Oven: Fresh on Delivery

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for 10-Minute Plays for the
16th Annual One Act Festival-Hot from the Oven: Fresh on Delivery

The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original, never been published 10-minute plays. Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 16th Annual One Act Festival — Hot from the Oven: Fresh on Delivery in April/May 2012 at The Fine Arts Association.

Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning September 1, 2011. Submission deadline is Monday, October 31, 2011. All submissions will be considered. The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association’s discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions. Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced on or about January 16, 2011. The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There will be no monetary stipend for plays used in the Festival.

Festival Submission Guidelines

Submissions must be original, unpublished, and unproduced 10-minute plays at time of submission. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, previous to submission will not be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.

No limit to number of plays submitted by each playwright.

Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages.

Scripts may be comedy or drama. Not open to musicals.

Set and technical requirements must be minimal. Only standard furniture and minimal props will be available for the production.

Plays must be typed/word-processed with pages numbered and include a cover page with the following contact information: Your name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a brief biography.

All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.

Mailing Guidelines:

Mail submissions to: Ann Hedger, Ten Minute Plays, The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.

Mailed submissions must be postmarked by October 31, 2011 to be considered for the Festival.

Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a cover page with full contact information (see above).

If you mail your script and would like it returned, include an S.A.S.E. with your submission. If no S.A.S.E. is included, your script will be recycled. The timeframe for return of scripts is at the convenience The Fine Arts Association.

E-mail Guidelines:

Submissions may be e-mailed to ahedger@fineartsassociation.org and should include a separate page with full contact information (see above). E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Monday, October 31, 2011 to be considered.

Preferred document format: Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or .PDF files.

Selection Information:

Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion.

All submitting playwrights will be contacted by e-mail about the status of their submission between January 16 and January 28, 2011.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: Monday, October 31, 2011

Notification: Between January 16 & January 28, 2012

Festival Dates: April 20 – May 5, 2012

For questions — call Ann Hedger at 440-951-7500 x103.

The Shades of Gray seeks writers

New Manhattan-based multi-arts org looking for writers with original pieces or interest in collaborating to create theatre exploring the shades of grey shared in the human experience. Please send contact info and cover letter to mail@theshadesofgray.org

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Second Annual Ohio State Newark New Play Contest

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Rules and Information:

1) The contest is open to anyone, anywhere; plays, however, must be written in English.

2) Plays must be unproduced (even as a workshop) and unpublished, up to and including the contest deadline.

3) Please use the standard playwriting format for manuscripts.

4) Playwrights may submit as many manuscripts as they like; however, each entry must be in a separate envelope. Please make sure that each manuscript does not contain your name anywhere, but do include your name on a separate piece of paper, along with full contact information, including an email address. (This is to ensure that judging is blind.) Electronic submissions are not allowed.

5) Plays are to be full-length works; a collection of short plays is not an acceptable substitute.

6) The absolute deadline for submissions to be received is April 1, 2012. Winners will be announced on or before September 1, 2012.

7) Third prize is $100, and second prize is $300. The first prize winner will receive $500, and the first-prize play will be given a full production in the spring of 2013, dates to be selected. The playwright is welcome to attend; regrettably, Ohio State Newark cannot defray expenses.

8) Please keep in mind that Ohio State Newark is a one-person department: thus, in addition to quality, the winning play will be selected partly on the basis of ease of production. For practical purposes, 7 or 8 characters is probably the upper limit; for the same reason, unit sets are encouraged.

9) In addition to the prize winners, there will be an indeterminate number of honorable mentions, designated by a certificate (suitable for framing).

10) Winners will be notified by individual emails; unsuccessful candidates will receive a mass email.

11) Following the contest, all manuscripts except the first-prize winner will be shredded.

12) Because of the expected number of submissions, individual critical comments cannot be provided.

13) Send all manuscripts to:

Dave Williams, Associate Professor
Ohio State Newark New Play Contest
192 LeFevre Hall
The Ohio State University at Newark
Newark, OH 43055

If you have questions, please contact me at williams.1343@osu.edu.

Smith & Kraus seeks 10-minute plays

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Smith & Kraus, theatrical trade publisher, seeks ten-minute plays for its annual ten-minute play anthology, edited by Lawrence Harbison. Plays must be produced between May of 2011 and May of 2012 Submissions: between now and March of 2012. Send via e-mail to Lawrence Harbison (LHarbison1@nyc.rr.com).

NY Times Outstanding Playwright Award

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SYLVIANE GOLD chairs the committee that judges the NY Times outstanding playwright award, which is going into its fourth year. The prize is $5000 and a nice celebratory event at the Times Center and is awarded for a debut playwright in NY.

Last year’s winner was KRISTOFFER DIAZ, for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity. The committee includes: SCOTT HELLER and ANDREA STEVENS from the paper, and EDWARD ALBEE, JAMES LAPINE, LYNN NOTTAGE and RICHARD GREENBERG.

If you have a play that you feel is eligible, please send the script to Edward Bohan at the NY Times: bohane@nytimes.com

The criteria is:
1. Plays only, no musicals.

2. American playwrights only (they don’t have to be American citizens, but they have to be living and working in the US).

3. NY debuts only -- the play must be the writer’s first full-scale NY production, selling tickets to the public and open to critics (they don’t count festival productions, workshops, etc.).

Contact for questions: Sylviane Gold, dancerevu@aol.com

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Play of the Month - TOWER TATTS by Adrienne Dawes

The September Play of the Month has been selected: Adrienne Dawes TOWER TATTS.

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

Monday, September 12, 2011

TOWNE STREET THEATRE IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS

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4th Annual 0 to 60: Longwood Ten-Minute Play Festival

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Longwood University is pleased to announce its 4th Annual 0 to 60: Longwood Ten-Minute Play Festival. Open to any theme, style and approach, playwrights are invited to submit a maximum of one (1) script.

(NOTE: Anyone affiliated with Longwood University--students, former students, employees and their families--are ineligible for this competition.)

COMPETITION GUIDELINES

Scripts should run no longer than ten minutes.
Stapled copies are fine.
Set and technical requirements should be minimal.
Each script must include author-contact information on its cover page.

There is no fee to enter.

PRIZES INCLUDE:
This year five winners will receive full production.

All winners, as well as one honorable mention, will also receive publication with One Act Play Depot. One Act Play Depot will hold non-exclusive rights to the work (meaning the playwright is free to publish their work elsewhere at any time.)

Winners will be notified by e-mail and then posted on brierycreekpress.org on or before December 15, 2011. Plays will be produced in late April.

Please send plays (hard copies only) to the following address (Postmarked) between
September 15 and October 15:

0 to 60: Longwood Ten-Minute Play Festival
English Department
Longwood University
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909

If you have any questions please e-mail Andrew Baker, Administrative Director, at: anbaker86@gmail.com

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Play of the Month - October 2011

*** SEPTEMBER PLAY OF THE MONTH ***

Submissions are now closed. We are reviewing the submissions for the
September Play of the Month and should have an announcement about the
winner by next week.

*** OCTOBER PLAY OF THE MONTH ***

10-Minute Play of the Month: OCTOBER 2011

The theme for October is the supernatural. There must be a reference to the supernatural in your play.

Deadline: Sunday, October 2, 2011, 11:59 PM

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

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

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

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

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

Plays that are not in standard format, or that are longer than 10 pages will be rejected immediately.

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

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

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

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

9. The play must have been written by the person making the submission.

10. The play can have had a previous production but cannot have been published.

11. All rights will remain with the playwright.

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

13. The video recording of the play reading will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The embedded section may be an excerpt of the play reading rather than the entire reading. The playwright will be asked to review the video recording and approve it before it is made
public.

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

15. The readings that are recorded are actual script-in-hand readings, not productions. To get an idea of what to expect for the final product see the page on the NYCPlaywrights web site with samples of past readings of Plays of the Month: http://nycp.blogspot.com/p/play-of-month.html

Any questions email Nancy at info@nycplaywrights.org

WOMEN'S WORK PROJECT

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Since its creation in 1994, NPTC and Women’s Work has had the goal of not only helping to develop specific plays, but to support residents’ growth as accomplished and skilled playwrights—to give writers added tools in the practice of their craft and to strengthen their individual voices. Our focus has always been on bringing scripts to production quality. And that hasn't changed.

Created in 2008 with the loss of our black box theatre space, the WOMEN’S WORK LAB retains all of the supportive features of the residency program—it extends the same nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights and continues to provide one-on-one guidance in the development of new works. But this format allows us to serve more writers each year (4-6), and creates a larger collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays, 4-7pm), allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback. Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play based upon an assigned theme. They also follow a schedule for presenting longer completed works and rough drafts. In this way, the LAB retains NPTC’s desire to develop full length scripts by women writers while still allowing for continuous creativity.

New works are presented in two public forums. The first, in August/September, features short works developed around a specific theme. The second, Off the Page! are individual "Bare-Bones" productions of full-length scripts that are deemed ready for public performances off-book. Artistic Director Melody Brooks leads the LAB and is assisted by guest directors and dramaturges, who attend on a regular basis as active collaborators with the writers.

Writers interested in being selected for membership in the WOMEN’S WORK LAB should send a resume, a 10-15 page writing sample, and a personal statement explaining why they wish to be a part of the LAB, including goals for their own development if selected. (Please note that ALL 3 items are required to be considered.)

Application Deadline January 15, 2012 Apply via email to contact@nptnyc.org with subject line: Women’s Work Application or by post to New Perspectives Theatre Company, 456 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018. A panel of NPTC playwrights and directors will review the applications. Finalists will be contacted for an interview sometime in February 2012 with new members notified shortly thereafter. The first session of the new LAB will begin late March 2012

NOTE: NPTC has a 20-year history of dedication to the development of writers-of-color and the Women’s Work Project is no exception. We strongly encourage women from all backgrounds to apply.

For more information about the Women's Work LAB, contact New Perspectives Theatre Company at 212-630-9945 contact@nptnyc.org

FULL CIRCLE THEATRICS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

web site of El Centro Theatre

Full Circle Theatrics is currently seeking submissions for our upcoming Monthly Reading Series. Full Circle is committed to further examining the human condition by producing both revivals and new works which challenge audiences to question, to think differently, and to explore beyond their comfort zone. We are accepting submissions of all genres, but plays submitted must be of full length (no One-Acts at this time) and may not have been produced in Los Angeles.

Please include a short bio, a character/cast breakdown and a brief synopsis of the play with each submission. Please note that we specifically prefer cast sizes of 8 or less. If you would like your script returned to you, we ask that you please provide a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope along with your submission.

Please Note: Plays and synopses may be submitted electronically via attachment to the email below.

Please send submissions to:

Full Circle Theatrics
El Centro Theatre
804 N. El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

For email submissions please send to: scripts@elcentrotheatre.com

Monday, September 5, 2011

FIGGY PUDDING PLAY FESTIVAL

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Unity Stage Company Seeks Submissions for FIGGY PUDDING PLAY FESTIVAL

Short plays (5 minutes to 25 minutes in length) on the theme of Christmas
Please submit a short play with the following qualities:

Unsentimental dialogue

Unique well-drawn characters

Surprising plot twist(s)

Funny / edgy

New insights into the significance of this holiday and its "trimmings"

Must be unpublished but may have had a prior production.

No limit to the number of plays submitted per playwright.
Submission Deadline is October 3.

Please e-mail your script to us at unitystagecompany@gmail.com

Unity Stage Company is located in Western Queens, NY.

Equity Showcase Performances 12/1,12/2, 12/3, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

The 7th Annual InspiraTO Playwriting Contest

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Contest closes Dec. 31, 2011

Play Submission Guidelines

Each year the InspiraTO Festival accepts ten-minute play submissions based on a theme on one of the senses. This year's theme is on VISION.

Here's what we need from you, our potential playwright:

A ten-minute play script (not shorter than 8 minutes and not longer than 10 minutes). The sense of *vision (sight) must be an important element of the play.

We accept previously produced plays. The playwright must own the rights to the play up to the end of June 2012 (i.e. plays cannot be owned by a publisher). Any style is acceptable except musicals. Submissions are open to everyone without age and geographic restriction.

There is no submission fee. You may only enter ONE play (so make it count).

To submit your play go to the "submit your play to" link below and:

1. Fill out the submission form, completely.

2. Attach your script in a WORD document or in a PDF file. Hit "submit". The WORD document must be compatible with Window XP. (Note: Vista & Mac formats are not compatible).

3. The cover page should have the title of the play, the playwright's name and the list of characters. The pages should be numbered.

Submit your play to (click on the link): http://inspiratofestival.ca/write-a-play2.php

All submissions must be emailed by midnight (E.S.T.), December 31, 2011. Only those playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by January 25, 2012. The plays will be selected by a committee from the Toronto theatre community.

If selected, your play will be performed in Toronto, Canada in June 2012. Between 10 -18 ten-minute plays will be selected and performed. 1st Prize: $500 CDN.

Should your play be selected for inclusion in the festival, you are giving the non-exclusive right to Theatre InspiraTO to produce and perform the play in the 7th Annual InspiraTO Festival (Toronto Canada), in the first two weeks of June 2012 (five performances plus a finale). The InspiraTO Festival will find the cast, crew and market your play.

Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

The InspiraTO Festival, Canada's largest ten-minute play festival, now entering its seventh season, has produced 82 ten-minute plays with over 190 actors and 80 directors participating. The festival is dedicated to producing high quality ten-minute plays and making theatre more accessible to both audiences and theatre artists.

*A reminder:

The submission must be a play. A ten-minute play is distinct from a sketch, or a skit; it is a compact play, with a beginning, middle and an end. You need a character facing obstacles in pursuit of some specific goal. You need rising action, conflict, and a climactic moment. Your play must tell a complete story.

The submission must be 10 minutes. Generally speaking scripts (including the stage directions, character names and dialogue) that are over 1,900 words are more than ten minutes long on stage. This does not mean that all plays under 1,900 words are under ten minutes. So be wise - use Word Count. It also helps to read the play out loud and time it (keeping in mind all the pauses). You don't want your hard work rejected because it was too long.

The submission must include the theme of "vision/sight" and be integral to the play. Use your imagination i.e. the image of a past lover inspires a character to leave home; a ‘lost dream' fuels a character to action; characters in a play see a burning forest etc. "Vision" or "sight" re-enforces the theme, message or acts as a metaphor for the play.

Source Festival DC

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS

10-Minute Plays



Each year, Source Festival produces 18 new 10-Minute Plays. Scripts are staged by a wide cross section Washington theatre directors, from early career to seasoned veterans. The 18 selected playwrights receive a $100 stipend and 5 performances of their play in Source’s 100-seat black box theatre in DC’s buzzing Mid-City District.



The Source Festival is driven by creativity, collaboration and invention. The most successful scripts tell an original story in a fresh distinctive voice. Other requirements are as follows:



• Plays may not have been previously produced or published;



• Playwrights may submit only one 10-Minute Play;



• Plays may be no longer than 10 pages and must be submitted as a PDF;



• Playwrights must be based in the United States. We are not currently accepting international submissions.



Submit your 10-Minute Play here.



https://www.jotform.com/form/12361430175



Fill out the online submission form and follow the directions to upload your script. (Scripts must be submitted as a PDF file. You can convert your document to PDF file using this website if you don't have the appropriate software on your computer.)



All submissions must be submitted online by 5 p.m., EST, October 4, 2011.

Source Festival DC

web site



OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS

10-Minute Plays



Each year, Source Festival produces 18 new 10-Minute Plays. Scripts are staged by a wide cross section Washington theatre directors, from early career to seasoned veterans. The 18 selected playwrights receive a $100 stipend and 5 performances of their play in Source’s 100-seat black box theatre in DC’s buzzing Mid-City District.



The Source Festival is driven by creativity, collaboration and invention. The most successful scripts tell an original story in a fresh distinctive voice. Other requirements are as follows:



• Plays may not have been previously produced or published;



• Playwrights may submit only one 10-Minute Play;



• Plays may be no longer than 10 pages and must be submitted as a PDF;



• Playwrights must be based in the United States. We are not currently accepting international submissions.



Submit your 10-Minute Play here.



https://www.jotform.com/form/12361430175



Fill out the online submission form and follow the directions to upload your script. (Scripts must be submitted as a PDF file. You can convert your document to PDF file using this website if you don't have the appropriate software on your computer.)



All submissions must be submitted online by 5 p.m., EST, October 4, 2011.

Mathematics 10-minute plays

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BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY’S THEATRE PROGRAM proudly announces its SECOND 10-MINUTE PLAY COMPETITION



Professional, amateur, and student playwrights are welcome to submit one 10-minute play

Six to eight plays will be picked and produced in our 2011-2012 theatre season

Chosen plays will receive a $25 payment. An overall winner will received a $50 award

The audience will pick a favorite and such play will receive an extra $50 award



Production Dates: March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 2012



REQUIREMENTS



Only one play per playwright



Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes in length when read or performed



Plays should be typed and followed standard playwriting format



Plays must be submitted by October 7, 2011



Plays need to be original works with no previous production history



Playwright’s name should NOT be included anywhere in the script or it will be disqualified



Title page should include ONLY the playwright’s name and title of the play



On a separate cover page, please include playwright’s name, title of play, address, phone number, and email, (we will use email for communication)



No musicals, adaptations, or children’s plays



Pages must be numbered



Plays must be on the theme of “MATHEMATICS”. Funny, absurd, black comedies, dramas, whatever as long as “math” is part of the theme



Plays must use minimal or no set



Plays must have maximum of 4 characters



No entry fee



No email entries, please.



To enter, please send your original 10-minute play to:



MADTEMATICS

2nd 10-minute Play Festival

Attn: Carlos M. Chavarria

Theatre Program Director

Bellarmine University

2001 Newburg Road

Louisville, KY 40205

Mathematics 10-minute plays

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BELLARMINE UNIVERSITY’S THEATRE PROGRAM proudly announces its SECOND 10-MINUTE PLAY COMPETITION



Professional, amateur, and student playwrights are welcome to submit one 10-minute play

Six to eight plays will be picked and produced in our 2011-2012 theatre season

Chosen plays will receive a $25 payment. An overall winner will received a $50 award

The audience will pick a favorite and such play will receive an extra $50 award



Production Dates: March 29, 30, 31 and April 1, 2012



REQUIREMENTS



Only one play per playwright



Plays should be no longer than 10 minutes in length when read or performed



Plays should be typed and followed standard playwriting format



Plays must be submitted by October 7, 2011



Plays need to be original works with no previous production history



Playwright’s name should NOT be included anywhere in the script or it will be disqualified



Title page should include ONLY the playwright’s name and title of the play



On a separate cover page, please include playwright’s name, title of play, address, phone number, and email, (we will use email for communication)



No musicals, adaptations, or children’s plays



Pages must be numbered



Plays must be on the theme of “MATHEMATICS”. Funny, absurd, black comedies, dramas, whatever as long as “math” is part of the theme



Plays must use minimal or no set



Plays must have maximum of 4 characters



No entry fee



No email entries, please.



To enter, please send your original 10-minute play to:



MADTEMATICS

2nd 10-minute Play Festival

Attn: Carlos M. Chavarria

Theatre Program Director

Bellarmine University

2001 Newburg Road

Louisville, KY 40205

The Black Ship Co. seeks 10-minute plays

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The Black Ship Co. is currently seeking submissions for our 10-minute play festival:



Any Port in a Storm



All submissions to the festival should reflect the festival's title theme, and should be set in a port. The port should be literal. The storm doesn't have to be. Additionally, all submissions are required to use the following first and final lines of dialogue:



first line: "Is it what you expected?"

final line: "Leave it behind."



The deadline has been extended until September 15.

They may be sent electronically as a .pdf or .doc file to submissions@blackshipco.org or as hard copy by mail to:



Nicki Mazzocca

Literary Manager, The Black Ship Co.

2048 North Damen Ave. #3R

Chicago, IL 6064

The Black Ship Co. seeks 10-minute plays

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The Black Ship Co. is currently seeking submissions for our 10-minute play festival:



Any Port in a Storm



All submissions to the festival should reflect the festival's title theme, and should be set in a port. The port should be literal. The storm doesn't have to be. Additionally, all submissions are required to use the following first and final lines of dialogue:



first line: "Is it what you expected?"

final line: "Leave it behind."



The deadline has been extended until September 15.

They may be sent electronically as a .pdf or .doc file to submissions@blackshipco.org or as hard copy by mail to:



Nicki Mazzocca

Literary Manager, The Black Ship Co.

2048 North Damen Ave. #3R

Chicago, IL 6064

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project

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The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project is currently accepting proposals and scripts for its 2012-2013 season.



The submission deadline is November 1st, 2011.



The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.



The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT.



Now in its 12th year, the EST/Sloan Project has awarded commissions totaling more than $450,000 to more than 140 artists. Previous commissionees include: Billy Aronson, Mike Daisey, Jason Grote, Ann Marie Healy, Michael Hollinger, Israel Horovitz, Tina Howe, Shirley Lauro, Emily Levine, Romulus Linney, Quincy Long, Cassandra Medley, Dan O’Brien, Carey Perloff, Bill Pullman, Jaquelyn Reingold, Tommy Smith, Caridad Svich, Vern Thiessen, Alex Timbers, Bridgette Wimberly, David Zellnik, Stillpoint Productions, and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Commission Awards



Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Submission Guidelines



The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the “hard” sciences and technology.

Hard sciences include the following areas:



Mathematics

Physics (geological, nuclear, theoretical, etc.)

Biology (evolution, zoology, animal behavior, ecology, molecular, genetics, etc.)

Chemistry (industrial, biochemistry, etc.)

Neuroscience

Anthropology and Archaeology



Technology includes:



Computer Science

Software Development, Computer Development

Engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, vehicle design)

Space Research



Areas not considered for commissions include:



Science Fiction

Medical Conditions and/or Victims of Disease

Psychology and Human Behavior





Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project commission should submit the following as their application for a grant:



A one- or two-page description or a simple outline/synopsis of the project. This document should describe the actual story being explored, the source of inspiration behind the idea, and how the science being portrayed would be inherently dramatic in the piece.



A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.



Rewrite Commissions



Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project rewrite grant should submit the following as their application:



A draft of the script.

A one- or two-page cover letter detailing the development history of the play, your goals for a rewrite commission, and any questions you have about the current draft.

A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.





A selection committee evaluates the proposals and makes the final decisions. Candidates may be asked to revise aspects of their proposals, provide writing samples, and/or arrange a meeting to discuss their project as part of the selection process.



The submission deadline for all 2012-2013 EST/Sloan Project commission proposals is November 1st, 2011. Final decisions will be announced in late Spring 2012.

Delivering Your Submission



We accept scripts in the following manner…

Email (preferred):



sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org



Via regular mail:



The Ensemble Studio Theatre

Attn: EST/Sloan Project

549 West 52nd St.

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-247-4982



Please contact us with any questions.

The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project

web site



The Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project is currently accepting proposals and scripts for its 2012-2013 season.



The submission deadline is November 1st, 2011.



The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.



The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT.



Now in its 12th year, the EST/Sloan Project has awarded commissions totaling more than $450,000 to more than 140 artists. Previous commissionees include: Billy Aronson, Mike Daisey, Jason Grote, Ann Marie Healy, Michael Hollinger, Israel Horovitz, Tina Howe, Shirley Lauro, Emily Levine, Romulus Linney, Quincy Long, Cassandra Medley, Dan O’Brien, Carey Perloff, Bill Pullman, Jaquelyn Reingold, Tommy Smith, Caridad Svich, Vern Thiessen, Alex Timbers, Bridgette Wimberly, David Zellnik, Stillpoint Productions, and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

Commission Awards



Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Submission Guidelines



The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the “hard” sciences and technology.

Hard sciences include the following areas:



Mathematics

Physics (geological, nuclear, theoretical, etc.)

Biology (evolution, zoology, animal behavior, ecology, molecular, genetics, etc.)

Chemistry (industrial, biochemistry, etc.)

Neuroscience

Anthropology and Archaeology



Technology includes:



Computer Science

Software Development, Computer Development

Engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, vehicle design)

Space Research



Areas not considered for commissions include:



Science Fiction

Medical Conditions and/or Victims of Disease

Psychology and Human Behavior





Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project commission should submit the following as their application for a grant:



A one- or two-page description or a simple outline/synopsis of the project. This document should describe the actual story being explored, the source of inspiration behind the idea, and how the science being portrayed would be inherently dramatic in the piece.



A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.



Rewrite Commissions



Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project rewrite grant should submit the following as their application:



A draft of the script.

A one- or two-page cover letter detailing the development history of the play, your goals for a rewrite commission, and any questions you have about the current draft.

A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.





A selection committee evaluates the proposals and makes the final decisions. Candidates may be asked to revise aspects of their proposals, provide writing samples, and/or arrange a meeting to discuss their project as part of the selection process.



The submission deadline for all 2012-2013 EST/Sloan Project commission proposals is November 1st, 2011. Final decisions will be announced in late Spring 2012.

Delivering Your Submission



We accept scripts in the following manner…

Email (preferred):



sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org



Via regular mail:



The Ensemble Studio Theatre

Attn: EST/Sloan Project

549 West 52nd St.

New York, NY 10019

Phone: 212-247-4982



Please contact us with any questions.

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