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Sunday, February 3, 2013

12th Annual 10 By 10 in the Triangle Call for Submissions

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Starting January 7, 2013
Deadline: February 4, 2013

An international festival of new, 10-minute plays
10 Plays! 10 Actors! 10 By 10!

A panel of judges will select 10 plays to showcase on
The ArtsCenter's Main-Stage Theatre July 5-21, 2013
 
The Submissions:
Please email new, original 10-minute plays with minimal set requirements.

Plays that have had no prior productions or with recent (last 2-3 years) production history are accepted.  Musical submissions with little or no accompaniment are accepted.   Monologues are not accepted. Plays that have been published are not accepted.

Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays in standard format (Courier or 12 pt font) in Word or PDF.

Send 2 separate emails for each play.

Email 1.
The subject line is the title of the play followed by the words 'contact info.'   (Example subject line: Fighting Mr. Right contact info).
The BODY of the email MUST include the title of the play and the playwright’s contact information (including playwright’s name, mailing address, phone(s), email).   Do not attach contact information as an attachment to this email. Send this email here.

Email 2.
The subject line and name of attached file is the title of the play.  (Example subject line: Fighting Mr. Right)
The attached file contains cast, set requirements, and script.  No contact information of any kind should be included in the script.  Send this email here.

When submitting two scripts four separate emails must be sent.  Please do not zip the files.

Submission Dates:
January 7, 2013-February 4, 2013
Submissions will start being accepted on January 7, 2013.  Plays submitted before this date will not be accepted.

Deadline:
Submissions must be received by the 5:00PM EST on February 4, 2013.  Plays will not  be accepted after this date and time.

We will notify the 25 semi-finalists by email and will post those titles on our website.

We will notify the 10 finalists by email and will post those titles on our website.

We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

We will announce the final 10 productions by May 24, 2013.

The Award:
Playwrights receive an award of $100.

Playwrights' Gala: July 13, 2013
Playwrights who attend our Playwrights Gala on Saturday, July 13, 2013 will receive an additional $100 travel stipend. Participating playwrights are invited to a post-show discussion/reception and an overnight stay in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Space:
Our main-stage theatre is a 325-seat house with basic lighting and sound capabilities.

The Producer:
ArtsCenter Stage will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the festival.  The directors will contact the playwrights at the beginning of the rehearsal process.  For more information about The ArtsCenter visit our wesbite.

The Dates:
July 5-21, 2013, Thursdays-Sundays, Playwright Gala Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Production:
The ten final plays will be presented together as one evening of theatre.  All ten shows run each night and are performed by an ensemble of five men and five women.

If you have questions, please contact Jeri Lynn Schulke, Artistic Director, ArtsCenter Stage.

We’re looking forward to reading your work!

Jeri Lynn Schulke
Artistic Director, ArtsCenter Stage


Visit The ArtsCenter Website for More Info 

or Call The ArtsCenter Box Office at 919-929-2787 ext 201

Programs at The ArtsCenter are supported in part by The North Carolina Arts Council, The Orange County Arts Comission and Tony Hall and Associates.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Texas currently seeks script submissions

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Dionysus Theatre in Houston, Texas currently seeks script submissions. Dionysus is a unique non-profit, non-sectarian organization bringing the theater experience to those with disabilities as well as the able-bodied.

Dionysus Theatre is only interested in work which is written by or about people with disabilities.

Please send letter of inquiry, brief bio along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from the script. If the material interests us, we will contact you with a request for the complete script.

Requirements:
-The play must be full length.
-There will be no compensation if your play is selected to be produced
-You will only be contacted if we would like to read the complete script
-Small cast, simple set scripts preferred
-work must be written by or about people with disabilities

Send submissions to:
The Dionysus Theatre
5300 N. Braeswood #226
Houston, Texas 77096

Thank you very much, and we look forward to reading your work!

ONE-ACT PLAY FOR MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL

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We are looking for submission of one-act plays (40-60 minutes) for the 2013 Minnesota Fringe Festival.

Our play last year, NEVERMIND, was the most attended production in its venue, and received overwhelmingly positive reviews. If we are selected for a slot again this year, and are anticipating a similar response.

We are searching for a dark comedy, historical piece, drama, or farce.  Casting can range from 3-15 actors between the ages 8-68.

We also love to see collaborative pieces with music, movement, and forms of expression on the stage.

Email scripts or proposals to director Jesse Gibbs - mrjessegibbs@gmail.com.

Call 213-400-6399 with questions.

Theatre One Productions Seeks New 10 minute Plays for March 2013 Festival

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Theme: When Life gives you Lemons How Do You Make Lemon-Aid?

Theatre One Productions, Inc. a non- profit theatre company located in Middleboro MA since 1982, will be producing our 5th “Slice of Life New Works Festival,” at the Alley Theatre, 133 Center Street in Middleboro, MA, on March 23rd and 24th.

We are seeking 10 minute plays. Theme; When Life gives you Lemons, how do you make Lemon-Aid?

The goal of Theatre One through the festival is for playwrights to be heard and encouraged. Playwrights are welcome to attend and participate in conversation with the audience following the readings or if you prefer you will be sent the results of a feedback questionnaire regarding your play.

Please when submitting your work send all contact information. A brief synopsis of the play, one submission only, cast size 2 to 6 characters, age range 20’s to 60s, and play not previously performed. We are looking for material that can be potentially developed into full length and produced by Theatre One. No monologues please. Six plays will be selected for performance.

The new plays will be performed script in hand with some blocking, minimal set and props with stage directions read.

There is no entrance fee and playwrights will be notified if their work is selected by early March 2013. No hard copies please.

Final date of submission, February 2, 2013. 

Print of all scripts must be submitted on PDF format or word doc. Font size 12 and exactly 10 minutes in length. Send to theatreoneproductions@yahoo.com.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

12th Annual 10 By 10 in the Triangle

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Call for Submissions

Starting January 7, 2013
Deadline: February 4, 2013
10 By 10 in the Triangle!
An international festival of new, 10-minute plays
10 Plays! 10 Actors! 10 By 10!

A panel of judges will select 10 plays to showcase on
The ArtsCenter's Main-Stage Theatre July 5-21, 2013
 
The Submissions:
Please email new, original 10-minute plays with minimal set requirements.

Plays that have had no prior productions or with recent (last 2-3 years) production history are accepted.  Musical submissions with little or no accompaniment are accepted.   Monologues are not accepted. Plays that have been published are not accepted.

Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays in standard format (Courier or 12 pt font) in Word or PDF.

Send 2 separate emails for each play.

Email 1.
The subject line is the title of the play followed by the words 'contact info.'   (Example subject line: Fighting Mr. Right contact info).
The BODY of the email MUST include the title of the play and the playwright’s contact information (including playwright’s name, mailing address, phone(s), email).   Do not attach contact information as an attachment to this email. Send this email here.

Email 2.
The subject line and name of attached file is the title of the play.  (Example subject line: Fighting Mr. Right)
The attached file contains cast, set requirements, and script.  No contact information of any kind should be included in the script.  Send this email here.

When submitting two scripts four separate emails must be sent.  Please do not zip the files.

Submission Dates:
January 7, 2013-February 4, 2013
Submissions will start being accepted on January 7, 2013.  Plays submitted before this date will not be accepted.

Deadline:
Submissions must be received by the 5:00PM EST on February 4, 2013.  Plays will not  be accepted after this date and time.

We will notify the 25 semi-finalists by email and will post those titles on our website.

We will notify the 10 finalists by email and will post those titles on our website.

We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

We will announce the final 10 productions by May 24, 2013.

The Award:
Playwrights receive an award of $100.

Playwrights' Gala: July 13, 2013
Playwrights who attend our Playwrights Gala on Saturday, July 13, 2013 will receive an additional $100 travel stipend. Participating playwrights are invited to a post-show discussion/reception and an overnight stay in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Space:
Our main-stage theatre is a 325-seat house with basic lighting and sound capabilities.

The Producer:
ArtsCenter Stage will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the festival.  The directors will contact the playwrights at the beginning of the rehearsal process.  For more information about The ArtsCenter visit our wesbite.

The Dates:
July 5-21, 2013, Thursdays-Sundays, Playwright Gala Saturday, July 13, 2013

The Production:
The ten final plays will be presented together as one evening of theatre.  All ten shows run each night and are performed by an ensemble of five men and five women.

If you have questions, please contact Jeri Lynn Schulke, Artistic Director, ArtsCenter Stage.

We’re looking forward to reading your work!

Jeri Lynn Schulke
Artistic Director, ArtsCenter Stage


Visit The ArtsCenter Website for More Info

or Call The ArtsCenter Box Office at 919-929-2787 ext 201

Monologues & Poetry for "Poems, Pie and Prose Program"

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The Unique Thistle Dew Theatre
and the members of Sacramento's Original Playwright's Workshop:
1901 P Street, Sacramento, CA

Call for submissions:

Monologues & Poetry
for our
"Poems, Pie and Prose Program".

Submission deadline is February 15, 2013 for once per month weekend production beginning March 20213.
All submissions will be read.
In February 2013, 15 - 25 will be chosen to receive a reading live at the Thistle Dew Theater.

Submission Guidelines:
  • Content:  Nothing dark or dramatic.  Only comedic and/or humorous
  • Poetry & Monologue submissions can be no longer than five (5) minutes in length
  • Submissions can be fiction or non-fiction.
  • Email submission only to:  tddtheatre@aol.com 
  • Maximum of five (5) entries each (poem or monologue) per person

In depth submission details can be found @:
http://thistledewtheatre.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The Newburgh Free Academy Drama Department will be accepting ten-minute play submissions

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NOTE: A $1 donation is requested with submission but not required.

3rd Annual NFA New Works Festival

The Newburgh Free Academy Drama Department will be accepting ten-minute play submissions for their 3rd annual new play festival hosted by the upper level acting classes. NFA is an at-risk high school located in Hudson Valley, NY. The plays will be performed in our state-of-the-art black box theatre where students run every aspect of the show, including the reading and choosing process.

Guidlines are as follows:

*Only Ten Minutes (or less). 

*Playwright may submit up to two plays only. Please send multiple copies of your work, as the school has limited faculty and staff on how many copies we’re allowed to make. 

*Plays must be unplublished. Recent past or present productions/workshops/readings are okay.

* We prefer plays with no more than three characters. Four is the maximum. There are 23 actors in the troupe (21F/2M). Of course, we cast blind so guys can play female roles and vice-versa. There is no limit on content or themes, however should your work be chosen, the playwright may be asked to rework questionable language or content. Students will NEVER change something without the consent of the playwright. In fact, one of the great things about this project is the opportunity for students  and professional writers to correspond with one another. 

*NO electronic submissions

Send to: 
Newburgh Free Academy
201 Fullerton Ave, Newburgh, NY 12550 
(attention Terry Sandler, Drama)

*Deadline: Post-marked by February 1, 2013. 

Selected plays will be notified early March. 

*$1 suggested donation. In the past, we’ve used our donation money on the purchasing of stage props, costumes, and other theatrical supplies to enhance our new works festival production. Checks made out to: Newburgh Enlarged City Schools. Contact tsandler@necsd.net or terrysandler@hotmail.com for more details.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

“Play Café” is looking for a few good playwrights for our Spring/Summer season

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“Play Café” is looking for a few good playwrights for our Spring/Summer season.
This Berkshire-based (western MA) community access TV show, which presents table readings of short scenes and plays followed by a discussion with the playwright, is gearing up for its first full year of production. The series was developed to allow viewers to see how plays grow through watching them being read and discussed by the playwrights and actors themselves. The show is broadcast in the Berkshires of MA, and is streamed online for a wider audience.

In order to be considered, scripts must be under 15 minutes long with three or fewer actors. Any topic is considered, though this is broadcast during daytime and prime time.

Playwrights may submit more than one work.

Author must own the copyright for the script

The playwright must be available for in-studio taping and have the actors ready to go on the day of show. Unfortunately, due to our budget constraints, we cannot accommodate a union cast at present.

We can offer credits, glory, and a copy of the DVD for all those involved to add to their reels.

Electronic submissions only to playcafe7@gmail.com

Deadline for this round 2/1/2013.

Theatre Trail Writers Competition 2013

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Deadline: 31st January 2013


The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its thirteenth year. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel – this year, for example, in a church hall, a kitchen, a ballroom and Arundel Jailhouse. An audience of nearly 2,000 came to see the eight 2012 Theatre Trail plays. The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers.

Writers are invited to submit plays for next year’s Trail.

Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects. All entries should be submitted to

Drip Action Theatre Trail 2013
c/o SCGIS Ltd
65a High Street
Arundel
West Sussex
BN18 9AJ

One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned. There is no reading fee.

Our reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at our Theatre Trail launch in May 2013.

Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee.


For further information call 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk


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Monday, January 28, 2013

February 2013 Play of the Month update

Thanks to everybody who submitted work for the NYCPlaywrights February 2013 Play of the Month call for submissions. We received 115 ten-minute plays. We will be reviewing the semi-finalists on Wednesday, February 6 and will announce the winner shortly after. Thank you for your patience.

Scorpio Theatre is now accepting script submissions for its 2013-2014 season

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Scorpio Theatre is now accepting script submissions for its 2013-2014 season. Scorpio Theatre’s mandate is to workshop and stage any new work, or works which have not been staged in Calgary. If you’re interested, please direct all submissions to “aconrad@scorpio.ca“ and include the following:

  • “2013-2014 Script Submission” in the email subject line.
  • Which aspect of the production (if any) that you’d be interested in undertaking.
  • A brief explanation of why you feel your script is a great choice for Scorpio.

Our many thanks in advance. We look forward to seeing what exciting new works we can bring to Calgary in the coming season!

Please note that priority for consideration for the 2013-2014 season will be given to those scripts submitted on or before January 30th 2013. Any submissions received after this date, may be considered for future seasons.

Call for Submissions to the second annual BUA Takes 10: LGBT Short Stories evening of ten-minute plays

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Submission Dates: Now through January 31, 2013

Call for Submissions to the second annual BUA Takes 10: LGBT Short Stories evening of ten-minute plays.  BUA Takes 10 will run four weekends beginning June 22, 2013, at Buffalo United Artists, 119 W Chippewa St, Buffalo, NY 14202.

Submission Guidelines:

*Please review and follow guidelines. We’re more apt to take a play seriously when it’s clear that the playwright has taken us seriously.

*All plays must have an LGBT theme that is central to the play’s premise.

*Playwrights may submit no more than two plays.

*Please don’t resubmit plays that were submitted last year.

*All plays must be no longer than ten minutes, which may actually be fewer than ten pages. If you’re not sure, please read it aloud.  No exceptions, no matter how brilliant the extra minutes may be. We mean it.

*All plays must have minimal set requirements. Plays chosen will receive full productions at BUA’s black box theater, but as there will be ten plays being performed, there will be no time for elaborate set changes.

*Please email ten-minute plays with minimal set requirements to buasubmissions@gmail.com in standard format in Word or PDF.

*Important: subject line should have your name and title of the play, e.g. BROWN/MY GAY PLAY.

*Body of email should contain contact information (including email and phone) and the play’s production history ONLY. You don’t have to write a cover letter, so seriously, please don’t.

*Submissions that do not follow these guidelines will not be considered.

 The Deadline:

Submissions must be received by January 31, 2013. We prefer earlier to later, as we’ll be reading and culling as the submissions come in.

You will receive a confirmation email when we receive your play. Finalists will be notified by email by April 30. We are sorry we cannot respond to each individual playwright.

The Producer:

Buffalo United Artists will provide directors, actors, designers, and technical crew for the run of the show.  If necessary, directors will contact playwrights at the beginning of the rehearsal process.  For more information about Buffalo United Artists, please visit our Web site: http://www.buffalobua.org. Dates are tentatively set for June 22-July 13, but are subject to change.

The Production:

The final ten plays will be presented together as an evening of theatre.  All ten shows run each night. Each chosen playwright will receive four complimentary tickets to be used any night of the run, as well as a minimum $20 royalty (and, if in attendance, a drink after the show).

If you have questions, please contact buasubmissions@gmail.com

 We look forward to reading your work!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Women's Work: Call for Sapphic Scripts

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Pride Films and Plays presents Women's Work, a contest for writers who just happen to be women. We endeavor to enhance the visibility of women who write and offer them opportunities to be heard loud and clear. Or in this case, loud and queer.

The Women's Work contest fosters excellence in work written by women intended for live performance. All scripts submitted must be written by a woman (or women) and feature lesbian characters, history, or themes pertinent to the lesbian community and relevant to the world. We are accepting both full-length scripts and short plays.

Scripts will be judged by a panel of theatre professionals. Past judges include Barb Lhota, Ebony Joy, Lindsay Bartlett, Marga Gomez, Rebecca Kling, Tara Mallen, and Vanda.

Contest finalists will receive a cash prize and a staged reading of their work in Chicago.

There is no entry fee if you submit between January 15 and January 31, 2013.

For complete details, please visit:

http://pridefilmsandplays.com/wwsubmissions.html

Labels: women-only, LGBT, full-length plays, 10-minute plays, one-act plays

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ars Nova Announces ANT Fest 2013

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NOTE: 
  • Due to the developmental nature of ANT Fest, shows are not open to review.
  • All submissions will be considered, but we are especially interested in shows that have not yet premiered in New York.
  • Evenings of staged readings are not eligible for consideration, and performances may not be script-inhand.
  • The maximum runtime of all ANT Fest shows is 90 minutes.
  • Still have questions? Feel free to email them to artistic@arsnovanyc.com.
Ars Nova announces a call for submissions for its sixth annual ANT Fest, a month-long festival of all new talent from June 3 to June 29, showcasing fresh material from New York’s most exciting emerging artists.

Ars Nova is on the prowl for talented artists who see the future of live entertainment and want the chance to show off their skills.  We’re interested in edgy, offbeat, charged performances that tell a story, make us laugh, showcase musicians with a vibrant new sound, or blur the boundaries between theater, music and comedy.  If it can be performed live on stage, we’re interested.

Beginning this year, ANT Fest will be expanded to include a late night 54/10 Concert Series, featuring performances by rising singer/songwriters, musicians and bands. The integration of Ars Nova's successful 54/10 Music Marathon into ANT Fest will create an even larger platform for burgeoning music artists, introducing them to a variety of theatre-makers and Ars Nova's artist community at large, in an effort to spark future project collaborations, in addition to showcasing individual work.

Think you’ve got the skills?

To submit for ANT Fest:
Send us a completed application form, a description of your evening (one page max); and a script, CD or DVD if you have one.

To submit for the 54/10 Concert Series:
Send us a completed application form, and a CD or DVD with music and/or performance samples.

Artists may submit both applications for separate consideration.

Please mail all materials to:

Ars Nova
511 W. 54th St.
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10019

Performers must cover their own transportation costs.

A range of unique submissions will each be given a spot to perform in Ars Nova’s intimate 99-seat theater and the opportunity to be a part of artist-driven parties and events throughout the festival. Please refer to the Logistics section on the application form for important logistics and details.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, January 28. 

Artists chosen for the festival will be notified by Friday, March 22.

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About Ars Nova

Ars Nova is committed to developing and producing theater, comedy and music artists in the early stages of their professional careers.  Its unique development programs are designed to support outside-the-box thinking and encourage innovative, genre-bending work.  By providing a safe environment where risk-taking and collaboration are paramount, Ars Nova gives voice to a new generation of artists and audiences, pushing the boundaries of live entertainment by nurturing creative ideas into smart, surprising new work.  For more information on Ars Nova's programs, visit www.arsnovanyc.com.  Ars Nova was founded in memory of Gabe Wiener.

Producing credits include Producing credits include: most recently, the critically-acclaimed, sold-out extended engagement of Dave Malloy's electro-pop opera Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin, ANT Fest, The Urban Dictionary Plays, The Lapsburgh Layover, Be a Good Little Widow, The Wii Plays, Now Circa Then, Bloodsong of Love, Missed Connections NYC, Sax & Dixon: We Thee Wed, Mel & El: Show & Tell, Two Girls for Five Bucks and the Ten Dollar Heartbreakers, Playlist, Jollyship the Whiz-Bang, boom, From Up Here, The Wikipedia Plays, Dixieʼs Tupperware Party, At Least Itʼs Pink, 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, Holy Cross Sucks!, Freestyle Love Supreme and The Wau Wau Sisters.

Abuse, addiction, affliction - How to write/produce/direct/design/costume/light/star in your own one-man/one-woman solo show! by Naomi Grossman



NoPassport and NYU Gallatin present the seventh annual NoPassport theater conference: Dreaming the Americas Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies

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NOTE: free and opened to the public

2013 Conference
NoPassport and NYU Gallatin present the seventh annual NoPassport theater conference:
Dreaming the Americas
Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies

A one-day conference exploring the intersections between theater and late capitalism; modes of new work production and methodologies; theater-making and theory; and the role creative activism can play in staging new theater in the 21st century.

Initiated and curated by Caridad Svich (playwright, founder, NoPassport)

Co-curated by Kristin Horton (director and faculty member, NYU Gallatin) and Sharon Friedman (faculty member, NYU Gallatin)

March 1, 2013
10 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place, New York, NY  10003

Free and open to the public.
RSVP at www.nopassport2013conference.eventbrite.com

Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies features a keynote address from Todd London, the Artistic Director of New Dramatists, and opening remarks from John Eisner, the Producing Artistic Director the Lark Play Development Center.

Also featured in the conference line-up are:


  • Ken Prestininzi, Artistic Director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep;
  • Lisa Phillips and Dana Whitco, Co-Directors of Positive Feedback, an initiative of The Earth Institute;
  • a dance performance by Signdance Collective International from the UK;
  • and a panel moderated by scholar-playwright Saviana Stanescu.


Click here for the preliminary conference schedule. 
NoPassport and NYU Gallatin present the seventh annual NoPassport theater conference:

Dreaming the Americas
Staging New Theaters/Challenging Hierarchies

Preliminary Conference Schedule
A complete conference schedule, including all panelists, will be available in mid-January at www.nopassport.org.

10 a.m.
Opening Remarks: John Eisner (Producing Artistic Director, Lark Play Development Center)

10:30 a.m.
Art, Agency, Gift and Capitalism: a curated panel on new writing and production moderated by Ken Prestininzi (Artistic Director, Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep and playwright), with Migdalia Cruz (playwright) and Patricia Ybarra (Brown University)

12:15 p.m.
Keynote Address: Todd London (Artistic Director, New Dramatists)

1 p.m.
Lunch Break

2:30 p.m.
Better Than Barter: Artists and Scientists Redefine Collaboration, Mentorship and Community: a panel co-curated by Lisa Phillips and Dana Whitco (Co-Directors, PositiveFeedback)

PositiveFeedback is an initiative of the Earth Institute at Columbia University; Center for Creative Research at NYU; and CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities—designed to support the research collaborations of artists and scientists focused on climate change.

4 p.m.
New Writing and Challenging Hierarchies: a panel curated by Otis Ramsey-Zoe (Howard University; series editor, NoPassport) with Tony Adams (Halcyon Theatre, Chicago), Ed Cardona Jr., EM Lewis, Oliver Mayer (USC), Matt Paul Olmos and more.

5:45 p.m.
Tapas Break

6:30 p.m.
Dream Act, Capital Acts: a panel curated by Saviana Stanescu (Ithaca College; Immigrants, Artists and Scholars in New York)

8 p.m.
The Other Side of the Coin: performance by Signdance Collective International, UK.

The Other Side of the Coin explores Federico Lorca’s final poems, “Ferias and acts of creative and political resistance against fascist structures and oppression.” Signdance Collective International is led by Isolte Avila and David Bower, principal figures in disability arts practice, who developed the art form signdance theater in 1987.

Signdance Collective International (SDC) was established in 2001 as a platform to further the art form through international collaborative projects. SDC is the company in residence at Bucks New University’s Theatre Department, where it empowers aspiring performers through workshops that focus on diversity as well as the technical and expressive capability of the performers. Learn more at www.signdancecollective.co.uk.

NoPassport is an unincorporated alliance and a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas. NoPassport is devoted to the advocacy, publication and production of cross-cultural work that celebrates aesthetic difference and diversity. Donations for NoPassport’s work may go directly to www.fracturedatlas.org/donate/2623/.

Wilder Wilder Everywhere Video Contest.

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As part of the ongoing celebration of the 75th anniversary of Our Town, and in recognition of Thornton Wilder’s position as one of the preeminent chroniclers of American life, Playscripts, Inc. and The Wilder Family LLC are proud to announce the Wilder Wilder Everywhere Video Contest.

The Basics


To enter, create a video that either faithfully dramatizes, or adapts one of Thornton Wilder’s playlets into a short film.  Wilder's plays present a universal and timeless vision of American life; your videos are an opportunity to stage his work  in your America.  We'd love to see videos filmed in unexpected, intriguing or iconic settings all over America- from the top of Mount Rushmore to the bottom of your neighborhood swimming pool.  You can read all the playlets here.
During the submission period (January 14th-28th) you may upload your video to our Facebook event page here,  and encourage your friends and family to "like" your video on the page.

The Rules

  • Your video must use all the original characters from the selected playet, but feel free to add characters.
  • Your video must contain at least 5 lines of dialogue (one line is defined as at least one sentence long) from the selected playet. The lines of dialogue do not have to be consecutive.
  • Your video must between 90 seconds and 3 minutes.
  • The videos with the most "likes" will advance to the finals.
  • Please review the full contest rules here.
The Timeline
  • October 8, 2012 - The contest begins
  • January 14, 2013 - Submissions open and public voting begins at 12:00 AM EST.
  • January 28, 2013-  Submissions and public voting are closed at 12:00 PM EST. Finalists will be announced later that day.
  • February 8, 2012- The Winner is announced!

The Reward
We will be giving a $1000 cash prize to the creator(s) of the winning video!

Friday, January 25, 2013

Suspense: Scriptwriting contest for radio theatre

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Rules for Scriptwriting Contest for Radio Theatre

• The script should be between 15 minutes and 25 minutes in length.

• It must be an original script, unpublished, unproduced and free of royalty and copyright restrictions.

• It must be appropriate in language and theme for a “family” audience.

• There are no limits on cast size, sound effects or settings, but keep in mind that your script should be able to be performed with an ensemble of 6 to 12 people, and the sound will be created by a table full of gadgets, gizmos and the vocal talent of our sound effect wizards. We use an electronic keyboard for musical intros and outros, but we do not use pre-recorded sound effects or licensed musical recordings in our shows.

• You can choose to write in the style of old-time radio, or you can go for something completely modern and original. We want to shed new light en the audio drama as an entertainment form, and introduce a new generation to the enjoyment of Theatre for the Ear.

• Up to 3 scripts may be submitted by one author.

• All scripts must he postmarked by or before February 1, 2013. 

Winners will be notified by April 1, 2013.

• Scripts will be judged anonymously by a panel selected by the Board of Directors of the On-the-Air Radio Players.


How to Submit a Script:

All scripts should be typed, numbered and securely bound. The author’s name should not appear anywhere in the manuscript except the first title page.

Please include TWO title pages: The first one will include the title, your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page will have the title only.

Use a standard radio script format — see sample.

Scripts will not be returned, so save a copy for yourself!

Send your script to:
County of Henrico Division of Recreation and Parks
Attn: OTARP Radio Scriptwriting Contest
P. 0. Box 907755
Henrico, VA 23273

Judges’ decision is final. Judges reserve the right not to award all prizes if no suitable script is chosen. If your script is chosen we reserve the right to edit for time and format. The County of Henrico does not assume responsibility for loss, damage or return of scripts.

Questions? Feel free to contact us or email us at info@OTARP.com

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Bertarelli Foundation Creative Minds Festival Playwright Competition

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You're a playwright? Or you're a teacher and want to encourage your students' creative self-expression using playwriting as a catalyst?

Or maybe you're a parent looking for something constructive for your kids to do this Easter, or a theatre professional hoping to make a dramatic difference for UK’s youth.

If any of these are you, then The Bertarelli Foundation Creative Minds Festival may be of interest.

An annual event, held in Stoke-on-Trent every July, the Creative Minds Team are launching a playwright competition, looking for three ten – twelve minute pieces to be staged during the 2013 festival ( 2 – 6 July 2013)

The competition will see three awards of £350 to the author / authors of the three pieces selected.

The Theme
The theme is LOCAL & GLOBAL with particular reference to Stoke and Staffordshire. It could cover such areas as:-

What is happening in the local community?
What is happening in the world at large?
What is it to be born and/or live in Stoke and Staffordshire
What does the region offer the world
What has the region offered the world

The piece should generate a great deal of discussion as it will ask participants and practitioners, those acting in it, directing it and seeing it performed, to look at current as well as historical issues within the region and, through debate, offer the opportunity to make sense of what is going on today as well as reflect upon what has happened in years gone by.

It should also encourage everyone involved to look at issues both at home and in the wider world and allow everyone the chance to explore their own attitudes and values within a structured framework

The Submissions

A submission must be:

  • submissions must be no longer than six pages in length double spaced (reading time around ten minutes)
  • it can have up to thirty parts BUT only a maximum of ten speaking parts
All work presented will be developed by non professional participants led by the professional practitioners.

The Selection Process

Every piece will be read by a team of professionals from the theatre industry and/or academia. Sorry, but no critique or feedback will be offered.

Playwrights may submit as many pieces as they wish.

What to do now

To submit please  email your text including your name, address, email and contact telephone number / mobile to ianmoore@theambassadors.com

Once done you will receive a thank for submitting email.

There is no fee for submitting.

A decision on the winning entry will be made by Friday 26 April with the winners announced via the Creative Minds website

Best wishes and good luck

Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight short original plays

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2013 10-Minute Plays Rules and Guidelines

Heartland Theatre Company is seeking eight short original plays to be considered for production in June of 2013 as part of our 12th annual 10-minute play festival. This year, the theme is “The Parcel, the Package or the Present,” which means we are looking for plays which involve a parcel of some sort.






THE PARCEL, THE PACKAGE OR THE PRESENT

The Misdelivered Package is a plot staple, whether the parcel in question contains the Maltese Falcon, a bomb about to go off, the names of all the spies in Poland, or a kilo of cocaine from Colombia. There have been more packages used as McGuffins in plays, movies and TV shows than you can fit inside the largest box UPS will deliver.
When you have a parcel, when you don’t know what’s inside, when the recipient is suspicious of the giver or the sender, when the giver can’t rely on how the recipient will react, there’s plenty of dramatic potential.
Your 10-minute play can center on a tiny blue box from Tiffany & Co., a beautifully wrapped birthday present, a weird old shoebox with breathing holes poked in the top, a wooden crate full of albums from the 70s, a plastic “cremains” container, a makeup case with Barbie stickers on the outside, or a strange, lumpy parcel covered in stained brown paper and secured with string, bearing no return address but postage from Ulan Bator.
It can be any kind of parcel, package, packet, box, bundle, case, carton or container, as long as it’s no smaller than a ring box and no bigger than an orange crate. Anything in the middle is just fine. And what’s inside this mysterious parcel is completely up to you.


The competition is open to all playwrights who wish to submit a play. Eight plays will be selected and performed from among all the submissions

RULES & GUIDELINES

1. Your play must fit the theme – THE PARCEL, THE PACKAGE OR THE PRESENT – or it will not be considered.
2. Your play must fit our theater and its performance space.
3. We require internet submissions in MS Word.
4. When formatting your play, we ask that you follow our style sheet.
4. We are looking for NEW plays. Please do not send us anything that has previously been produced.
5. Your play may contain no more than four (4) characters and no less than two (2).
6. Heartland Theatre Company has a pool of actors ranging in age from 18 to 70. Make sure that your characters can be played by actors within that range.
7. Your play should consist mainly of dialogue, not monologues.
8. No children’s plays, musicals, or plays which were previously chosen as winners in any Heartland Theatre playwriting competition will be considered.
9. Do not put your name on the play itself, as submissions are judged blind. Make sure your title appears on every page of the play, however.
10. If your play cannot be considered for any reason, we will notify you as soon as possible. If, in the judges’ opinion, the problem is easily fixable and the play otherwise has merit, we may ask you for revisions. Asking for revisions is completely up to the judges and depends a great deal on timing. No plays submitted after January 1 will be considered for revisions.
11. Those plays which win and are staged will be videotaped for archival purposes.
12. No contracts beyond the guidelines mentioned here will be offered.
13. Only one entry will be accepted from any playwright.
14. Your play must be written in English.
15. Keep your play under ten minutes in length.
16. Remember that something has to happen in those ten minutes.
17. MAKE IT GOOD!

If you’d like to see what criteria the judges consider, please read the Judging Sheet.

All entrants must complete and submit the Heartland Theatre 10-Minute Play Festival Entry Form.

You must attach your script in MS Word format when you send the entry form.

***Deadline for entries considered for revisions is January 1, 2013. If you want the opportunity to do revisions, your play must be entered by January 1.***

DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES IS FEBRUARY 1, 2013.

Semifinalists will be notified approximately February 20.

Finalists will be notified approximately March 15.

Winners will be announced approximately April 10.

The 2013 10-Minute Play Festival is in performance at Heartland on June 6, 7, 8, 9 and 13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22, 23 and 28, 29 & 30

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