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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Submissions Now Open for All Out Arts’ 12th Annual FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL

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A Celebration of LGBTQ Arts & Culture Running July 7-20 in NYC

All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 12th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multi-disciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival is presented across lower Manhattan each July.


Click here to access the 2014 Festival Application.

Entries are accepted through January 13, 2014 for no submission fee.

Entries are accepted through January 13, 2014 for no submission fee (through January 27, 2014 with $10 submission fee).

The Festival seeks diversity, “color,” and things less traditionally available in mass media.  Submissions are done electronically via the festival’s official website,
www.FreshFruitFestival.com. Entrants will be notified in late-March 2014. Accepted artists are showcased in a full-staffed AEA-approved venue, and also receive marketing assistance, networking opportunities and a share of ticket sales.


Please complete the application fully (incomplete applications will not be considered).  Up to two (2) works per artist will considered, regardless of genre.

In addition, please submit the following types of work samples for your particular genre (applications without said components will not be considered):

For Plays (not Solo works): Please attach a complete version of the play (.pdf or .doc format only). One-Acts (between 20-30 min. long) and Full-Lengths (45+ min) will both be considered. Short plays (<10 min. are ineligible). Submissions in English only.

For Solo Plays/Performances: Please submit complete script  (.pdf or .doc format only) and a video link (Vimeo or Youtube) to the complete routine. If the video is password protected or “private,” please ensure that we have the requisite abilities to access said footage


Submission Period:  Submissions are open all year, but must be submitted by Monday, January 27th for 2014 festival consideration.

Receipt Notification: Within 48 hours.  Only if confirmation is not received within that period, please email freshfruitsubmissions@gmail.com to inquire.

Admission Notification:  On or about Monday, March 31, 2014

Additional information on the Fresh Fruit Festival, including guidelines and details, is available by visiting www.FreshFruitFestival.com.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Staten Island Playwrights Collective (SIPC) is seeking submissions

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The Staten Island Playwrights Collective (SIPC) is seeking submissions for its upcoming mid-winter short play festival, The Key Project. This year, our festival won’t have a central theme necessarily, but all the plays will feature a key (or keys) as a central object. Keys, literally and figuratively, are devices that open locked passageways, be they real, imagined or metaphorical.

The SIPC is looking for scripts from area playwrights that may run the gamut of tone —from tragedy to comedy—but will select those that most creatively incorporate keys as a central object.

Submissions will be accepted now through January 15, 2014.

Scripts should be no more than 15 minutes in length and may not have more than two scenes nor have more than three characters. Plays should have minimal props and set requirements (we have rehearsal cubes that can be used as set pieces).

Please email all submissions, either as a Microsoft Word document (.doc) or PDF to sipcollective@aol.com.

Standard play format is not required, just be creative and have fun. Those accepted will be notified via email by January 30, 2014.

The Key Project will have three performances in March 7 – 9, 2014 at the Unitarian Church, 312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, N.Y. 10301.

About the Staten Island Playwrights Collective: Staten Island Playwrights Collective is a group of playwrights and directors whose purpose is to develop and present original words with special emphasis on Staten Island authors.

True Stories wanted

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All submissions must be less than 2000 words and must be based on something that actually happened to you (not to your friend or your cousin or your high school math teacher). We are also interested in very short stories (flash [non]fiction), experimental stories, poems, or plays as long as they are true. When possible, we’d like you to send us a scanned photograph or document that correlates with your story, because those kinds of details are nice.

All authors who publish with Tell Us A Story retain the rights to their work and may publish it elsewhere — we just ask that you credit our site if and when you republish. We also accept reprints, if the piece first appeared in print (we do not accept reprints from other online sites). If your piece is a reprint, please acknowledge this when you submit. We also accept simultaneous submissions.

All stories are read by both Amanda and Allyson. We generally do not offer feedback on submissions but we will occasionally request revisions from authors on pieces that show promise but need work. Those authors will work with Coral, our revisions editor. If  we do not respond to your submission in 6 weeks, please do not hesitate to check in on the status of your submission.

Tell Us A Story reserves the right to edit manuscripts for grammar or clarity. If a manuscript requires substantial changes, we will notify the author of such changes for review before publication.

All published stories will remain archived on this site in perpetuity or until the Earth collapses in on itself. Submission to Tell Us A Story constitutes acceptance of these conditions.

Please send submissions (as an attachment, not in the body of the email), images, and a 100 word (or less) biographical statement to tellusastoryblog AT gmail DOT com.  Put “TUAS Submission” in the subject line.

Festival of Mythic Shorts seeks short theatre pieces

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In 2014, Unspoken Theatre will host a festival of short new work adapted from classical, traditional, mythological or sacred stories. We invite playwrights to submit short theatre pieces to our Festival of Mythic Shorts by January 16, 2014 for consideration in the festival.

Note that early submissions are encouraged.

Work must not have been produced professionally (workshop, amateur, or student productions may be allowed - please send production history details).

Playwrights must hold the rights to work they submit.

Submissions must be no longer than 6000 words and may be as short as desired. Monologues are welcome.

Multiple submissions from the same playwright are acceptable, but the total combined word count for all submissions must not exceed 6000 words.

Pieces must be adaptations of mythological, classical, traditional or sacred stories OR must feature characters drawn from these sources.

Files of the full script and playwright’s contact info should be submitted in word or pdf via email to unspokentheatrecompany@gmail.com

Please list MYTHIC SHORTS SUBMISSION in the subject line.

Successful applicants will receive a workshop, reading, or full-production in the festival. No monetary remuneration is offered.

Preference will be given to Toronto area playwrights, but admissions are open to all.

Submissions will be reviewed by a panel, and decisions will be announced to all applicants via email.

Please feel free to email with any questions and/or to review our website for information on our mandate, submissions policy, and past productions.

Happy Writing! We look forward to reading your work!

NYCPlaywrights testimonials to start the year off right

NYCPlaywrights received these beautiful, encouraging new years wishes from some nice folks that we just had to share ~ it's a great way to start the new year!
I just wanted to thank you for your weekly email of submissions. I have been using it for a while now and never bothered to thank you for your amazing work. Thank you again and keep up the wonderful work.
Warmst Regards,
Ryan Sprague
Ryan's work may be found at www.ryandsprague.com 
Dear NYCPlaywrights:
At the close of one year & the start of a new, I want to thank you so much for the service you provide.  I don't know what I would do without you, and I sincerely mean that!  Your listings are so complete, so easy to understand, and so up-to-date. And all of this is free to boot! I started out this writing life writing short stories and I've had over 30 published.  A few years ago I switched genres to playwriting and I've had (so far!) 20 productions of my plays, and numerous readings.  I've even garnered several awards for my plays.
So I would like to award you the non-existent (but clearly from my heart) Sharon Award for Best Playwright Service in the Universe!!!!!!
Happy & healthy new year.
Sharon Goldner
You can follow Sharon on Twitter at @SharGoldner 

Thanks Ryan and Sharon - it's so good to hear that the web site and email list are helping playwrights.

Happy new year to you too!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

NYCPlaywrights wishes all its theater friends a happy new year and a wonderful 2014.

NOW Accepting Submissions for The Third Annual StrangeDog Beer Battered Play Festival

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The Beer Battered Play Festival is a celebration of new work, held in the raucous environment of Tierney's Tavern Upstairs, Montclair NJ.
(An easy train ride from NYC via NJ Transit.)

We endeavor for this play festival to be :
1) A great night of entertainment in a non-traditional venue,
2) an opportunity to reach out and expand our artistic community,
3) a chance for writers to get their work in front of a new audience,
4) a really excellent time.

Online submissions ONLY at http://strangedogtheatre.com/bbpf2k13_submit.shtml

Deadline is January 15th.

Plays should be…

  • Ten minutes (ish) in length.
  • Unpublished.
  • Simple production requirements. (Say could be performed on a blank stage in a bar. Or at the bar itself.)
  • This is one of those "Self Production" Festivals

You know the ones! Playwrights are completely responsible for assembling and organizing the "production" of their play, i.e. finding a director, casting, and rehearsing. All plays must be staged and performed "off book."

During the day on the first date of the festival is a mandatory tech day, where the StrangeDog crew will accommodate any lights or sound, along with focusing on evening cohesiveness to achieve not just a festival, but a solid night of entertainment. (If you would like to tech or see the space before this day, that can be arranged.)
If selected, you can reach out to StrangeDog for any help you'd need in putting your production together, but please don't submit if you feel you will not be able to self-produce your play.

What kind of plays should you send?

Here's the kind of plays we like: Funny plays. Sad plays. Funny plays. Scary plays. Smart plays, funny plays, really funny plays, plays about characters, plays about ideas, plays that surprise us, and worry us, make us marvel and that make us think. And plays that are funny.
More info at www.strangedogtheatre.com

Questions can go to ben@strangedogtheatre.com

Gadfly Theater's Final Frontier Festival

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Submissions are being accepted now! For our next seasons' one-act sci-fi/fantasy festival we're doing in June of 2014. Our official blurb is this:

"Scripts are now being accepted for Gadfly Theatre Productions’ first annual Final Frontier Festival. The Final Frontier Festival is a new one-act play festival exploring the intersection of queer, feminist, and geek culture.

Scripts should be no longer than forty five minutes, contain queer and/or feminist themes in a sci-fi/fantasy genre, and have minimal technical demands. We are seeking eight one-acts to be performed in repertory over a two week run in the summer of 2014. Each show will receive four performances.

 Interested parties should send an electronic copy of the script to gadflytheatre@gmail.com no later than January 1st, 2014.

Monday, December 30, 2013

Little Festival of the Unexpected

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Little Festival of the Unexpected is an annual event dedicated to public readings of new works. Three to five playwrights are in residence each year at the festival as they continue to develop their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs and audience members.

Submissions for the upcoming Little Festival of the Unexpected are accepted year-round on a rolling basis (we are currently reading for the 2014 festival). All submissions received after January 1 will be considered for the following year's Festival. Only scripts and samples of full-length plays are considered for the Festival.

Literary agents may submit complete scripts on behalf of their clients at any time.

Playwrights who do not have agents may submit 10-page dialogue samples for consideration. Dialogue samples must be accompanied by a synopsis, production history and character breakdown.

Plays are eligible for development at the Little Festival of the Unexpected only if they have not previously been professionally produced or workshopped with Equity actors. This restriction includes Actors Equity showcase and waiver productions. Plays that have had readings or non-AEA productions are still eligible.

Only one submission is accepted per playwright in a given year.

Submissions of 10-page samples (from playwrights) must be sent by U.S. Mail only - no e-mails, faxes, etc.

Submit by mail to:
Portland Stage Company
Attn: Literary Manager
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104

Since its debut in 1989, the Little Festival of the Unexpected has established a tradition of nurturing artists, invigorating audiences, and exploring new voices, new visions and new forms of theatre. The festival furnishes a supportive environment for playwrights to develop their work, as well as a unique opportunity for audiences to catch a firsthand look at the creative process that brings scripts to the stage. Little Festival readings are performed by a company of professional actors, and are followed by an open discussion between the audience, director and playwright.

Each playwright in residence receives a stipend as well as housing during the festival. Limited support for travel is also available.

Past Little Festival of the Unexpected scripts have a successful track record of full productions both here at Portland Stage and at other professional theaters around the country. Almost, Maine, which was developed at the 2003 Little Festival, went on to become the most commercially successful mainstage production in Portland Stage history at that time. Many other Little Festival works have gone on to productions elsewhere, including successful Off-Broadway runs and television filming.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2014 LaBute New Theater Festival

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St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce the dates and guidelines for the 2014 LaBute New Theater Festival

Submissions will be accepted October 1 through December 31, 2013. 

Successful entries will have no more than four characters, and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18' x 18' stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves.  Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.

Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes. Eight plays will be chosen: four to be performed in the first two weeks, four in the second two weeks. In addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival. Mr. LaBute is scheduled to participate in the opening weekend activities.

Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward: The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length. Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.

Up to eight plays will be chosen: up to four to be performed in the first two weeks, up to four in the second two weeks. In addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed.  Mr. LaBute is scheduled to return for the opening weekend activities.

Submissions should be sent to:

LaBute New Theater Festival
360 N Boyle
St. Louis, MO 63108

Saturday, December 28, 2013


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Scripts must be received by January 1, 2014 to be considered for the 2014 Festival.

Each year, Kitchen Dog Theater selects one original script to receive:
* A fully staged production (as part of our regular season – a five-week run)
* Paid travel to Dallas, TX (if necessary) to work with the Director, Cast and Crew
* Royalty stipend (amount TBD)
* Seven other original scripts will be selected for staged readings as part of the Festival (travel not included).

Prospective scripts must meet the following guidelines:
* Full-length plays only (preferably one hour or longer)
* Submitted scripts must be type-written
* Completed scripts only
* Do not include a synopsis and/or reviews (if any) of the play
* Ideally have between one and five actors (character doubling acceptable)
* There are no restrictions on play content.
* Only one script per playwright may be submitted.

All unproduced scripts will be recycled.

Please send your script with cover letter to:
Attn: Tina Parker, Co-artistic Director
Kitchen Dog Theater
3120 McKinney Avenue, Ste. 100
Dallas, TX 75204.

The tickets are gone!

The two free tickets offered to the NYCPlaywrights mailing list by Bedlam Theatre Company are gone. Sorry we only had two.

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HartBeat Ensemble is seeking one act and full length plays which address mental health issues

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HartBeat Ensemble is looking for new plays with a mental health theme – for a health series curating next season. Especially looking for plays from new emerging playwrights – it doesn’t need to even be a finished play, HartBeat can workshop it.

Please send to: steve.ginsburg@hartbeatensemble.org

The deadline for submission is December 30, 2013. 

For more information on the HartBeat Ensemble, visit our website.

great weather for MEDIA submission guidelines

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Submission Guidelines

great weather for MEDIA seeks poetry, flash fiction, short stories, dramatic monologues, and creative nonfiction for our annual print anthology.

Our focus is on edgy and experimental themes and styles. We highly recommend coming to one of our events, or reading our collections The Understanding between Foxes and Light and It’s Animal but Merciful, to see the type of work we are interested in. Let us know in your cover letter how you found us, and any feedback on what we have done so far. We are based in New York City and welcome submissions from both national and international writers. For submission tips, check out our interview on Duotrope.

Submissions are open from October 15th through January 15th every year. Need a reminder? Sign up to our monthly newsletter.


We do not consider previously published work, whether print or online. This includes limited edition chapbooks and personal blogs. We accept online submissions only.

Writers whose work appears in our most recent collection, The Understanding between Foxes and Light, are very welcome to submit. Priority though will be given to new voices.

Payment: One contributor copy, plus $10 for writers based in USA. International writers receive two copies.

Simultaneous submissions are fine with immediate notification if accepted elsewhere. Contact us to share your good news. Include the date you submitted the work.

We accept MS Word documents (Times New Roman 11 or 12 pt preferred) and will consider:

1-4 poems of any length. Single-spaced please, or how it should appear on the printed page.
1 prose/creative nonfiction piece, 2 if under 500 words. Maximum word count: 2,500. Prose should be double-spaced and in English.
Please place all work of the same genre in one attachment.

Do wait until you hear back from us before submitting new work for consideration. Good luck with your writing!

Copyright: great weather for MEDIA holds first serial rights for material that we publish. The copyright automatically reverts to the author upon publication. All work may be permanently archived online. We ask that great weather for MEDIA be acknowledged in any subsequent publication of the work.

All writers who submit are added to our monthly email newsletter. You are welcome to unsubscribe at anytime – no hard feelings!

Undeb seeks script ideas

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Undeb Theatre is offering IdeasTap members the opportunity to pitch a script idea for its festival in 2014.

What to submit:  To apply, you should prepare a script treatment of no more than 1,000 words.  Script ideas must adhere to the following rules:

  • There must only be two characters
  • The characters must be Welsh
  • The characters must be aged 16 to 25
  • There can only be one prop
  • The play must be written in English

How to apply:  Applications are made through the Ideastap Brief.  (Note that you will need to create an Ideastap Profile in order to apply - it's free and open to anyone.)

What you get:  The winner will work with Undeb Theatre to develop their idea into a script to be performed at up to eight arts and music festivals between June and September 2014. The deadline for the final script will be 30 April 2014.  Festivals are likely to include Latitude, Bestival, Wilderness and Secret Garden Party.

In the run up to summer the winning member will work closely with Undeb’s artistic director, producers and resident writer to bring the show to life. The winning member will receive a commission fee of £150 – £500 at the start of the project and a further £350 once the final script is delivered, as well as two tickets to each of the festivals the show plays at.

Deadline:  Monday 6 January 2014 at 5pm

Thursday, December 26, 2013


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· Deadline: December 31, for each year’s competition. Annual production follows in late winter or early spring, date varies from year to year.
· Type of manuscripts: Full length, unproduced plays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted. Unable to return without an SASE.
· Selection Process: Chairman and five committee members read and review each entry and select ten finalists from which the first, second and third place winners are chosen.
· Production: Branch County Community Theatre reserves the right and agrees to produce the first place winner in this yearly competition. First place winners are required to sign a production contract.
· Production House: All BCCT productions are staged in the historic Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, Michigan. Built in 1882, Tibbits is a completely restored 500 seat proscenium theater.
· Branch County Community Theatre: BCCT is an amateur theater group founded in 1980. Todays membership produces four full productions each year.
· The Award: This annual award was established to honor past member and playwright, Bob Pickering, and to provide a vehicle for playwrights to see their works produced. Full production and $200 is awarded for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place.

Send submissions to:
14 S. Hanchett St.
Coldwater, MI 49036

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

LVLT 2013 - 2014 New Works Competition

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The submission must include both a copy of the play and your completed application. 1 application must be submitted with each Play. We will only be accepting 2 submission per person, if we receive more than 2 submission from an individual only the first 2 received will be considered. (THANK YOU!)

  • All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.
  • Plays must have no more than 8 characters – doubling is allowed
  • The set must be simple or representational.
  • Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.
  • Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.
  • Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.
  • Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black box in May plus $150, 2nd prize = $75
  • 3rd prize = $50
  • Contestants must sign a release form to authorize production
  • Scripts cannot be returned
  • Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.
  • The winning author agrees to the production of his/her play with no royalty payment. The author also agrees to allow LVLT to video tape the production. LVLT cannot provide transportation, lodging or other compensation for the author to travel to Las Vegas for the production.
  • Members of LVLT’s board of directors may not submit for this competition
  • Submissions will be accepted through Dec 31, 2013. The winner will be announced no later than March 30, 2014
  • Decision of the judges is final. Any disputes will be decided by the LVLT board of directors.
  • Only 2 submissions per person please.   If more than 2 submissions are received from an individual, only the first 2 received will be considered.
  • Each submission will be assigned a number and author’s names will not be provided on judges copies of the script to prevent any bias.

See web page for online application form.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Venus Theater new play submissions

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Beginning November 1, 2013 Venus will be taking submissions for our 2014 season.

We prefer two acts so we can sell things at intermission to pay the bills

- all submissions must empower women.

Online Submissions:  Please submit an introductory paragraph, a synopsis and script to: submissionsofvenus@gmail.com

* SUBMIT: November 1, 2013 - January 5, 2014

* ROYALTY: If selected playwrights will receive a percentage of box office sales under the Dramatists Guild contractual guidelines.

* ELIGIBILITY: Full length plays are preferred. MUST have strong female characters with interesting storylines.

*GENRE: Drama or Comedy for adult audiences.

*CAST SIZE: Cast size is limited to no more than seven actors.

*SPACE:  The Venus Theatre Play Shack seats 30 audience members, alley staging, immersion theatre.

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

* SUBMISSION REVIEW: 2014 Venus Theatre Season will be announced in February, 2014.

*SUBMISSION FEE:  First submission is free, a readers fee of $10 must be included in advance for each additional script submitted because I read every play myself and time is precious.  This is also true of online submission due to time restraints.  Recommend choosing your best/most appropriate singular work.

Physical Submissions and complete outline of guidelines:

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

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

*HANDLING: All scripts will be handled with care, but Venus Theatre will not assume responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.



Please send manuscripts to:

Venus Theatre Company
The Venus Theatre Play Shack
21 C Street
Laurel, MD 20707

ATC’s third annual nuVoices play festival

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Welcome to ATC’s third annual nuVoices play festival. nuVoices was originally created with the intention of providing an opportunity for collaboration, growth, and exploration of the newest and best plays on a local, regional, and national level.  It aims not only to create a unique program that helps to foster audience appreciation of taking a play from the page to the stage, but also one that focuses on the creation of a one-of-a-kind environment for a community of playwrights, actors, directors, and artists to come together over a common project.  The process starts with play submission and is quickly followed by months of dedicated readers pouring over the offered texts to narrow it down, finally, to only a handful of chosen plays. From there directors, designers, and actors are brought together to help the playwright breathe life off of paper and into the space.  The culmination of events all of these events is brought out in a festival of staged readings held near the end of summer, and where a single play will be chosen as the festival’s winner.

Acceptance of submissions for the 2014 nuVoices play competition will begin December 3, 2013.  If you are interested in submitting your work please refer back to the page once the submission process has begun.  At that time, a link will be provided that will take you to the submission page.

The deadline for submissions is January 3, 2014.

Submissions will open on Dec 3.  Actor’s Theatre envisions nuVoices being a springboard for new plays to catapult to the national stage through our existing relationship with the National New Play Network, as well as a program to mentor the next generation of professional artistic talent in the Charlotte region.

The goals of nuVoices are three-fold:
  • To celebrate and cultivate new plays by emerging American playwrights.
  • To incubate professional artistic talent in the Charlotte region.
  • To educate the public on the process of taking new plays from page to stage.
nuVoices for a nuGeneration was created by Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte to honor and encourage emerging playwrights of the American Theatre. Four authors of selected works will be awarded a $500 honorarium, with transportation and housing provided. There will be a seven-day residency and two script-in-hand public readings to take place in August 2013. Following the end of the four-day festival, the festival winner, who will be determined by a panel theatre critics and audience members, will be invited by the Theatre for a full production in the 2014 – 2015 season.

  • Scripts must be unpublished and non-professionally produced at the time of the Festival. Workshops and readings are acceptable.
  • Selected playwrights must be in attendance for the Festival in August 2014.
  • Previous submissions to the nuVoices festival will NOT be considered.
Guidelines for Submission
  • All submissions MUST be received electronically.
  • Script submission must be made through the online submission form - scroll to the bottom of this page for the script application button.
  • One script submission per playwright.
  • Full-length, original plays only (no musicals, translations, adaptations or children’s plays).
  • Your resume.
  • Submitted in PDF formats with observance to the following:
  • Text in 12pt type and in a plain font such as Times New Roman.
  • Script must include title and page numbers at the bottom of each page.
  • Script must include title page and list of characters and settings. 
Please Note:
  • Submissions not adhering to all guidelines will not be considered unless fixed when requested.
  • Plays not selected will be deleted.
  • Upon submission you will receive an email confirmation within one week.
  • If you did not receive confirmation, please email us at nuvoices@atcharlotte.org.

Monday, December 23, 2013

2014 National Latino Playwriting Award

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2014 National Latino Playwriting Award Guidelines:
Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the Award.  Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Deadline for Submission:
Scripts must be postmarked by December 31, 2013. 

Submission Procedure:
We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:

Submit one script, securely bound by brads, a three ring binder, a presentation folder or any other non-permanent binding system. Please do not send a script that has been spiral-bound.

Please include a title page on the script that includes the play's title, the author's name and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address and email) on the front page.

Include a cover letter of no more than one-page, describing the play's developmental history and any other relevant information about the play.

Mail manuscripts to:
 National Latino Playwriting Award
ATTN: Katherine Monberg, Literary Assistant
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701

We do not accept scripts via email.

One playwright will be awarded $1,000 and the possible inclusion of the winning play in Café Bohemia, ATC's unique play reading series.

The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)

Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (professionally) by the time of submission.

Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length, 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.

Selection Process
Scripts will be read by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. The award-winning play will be selected from a group of finalists by ATC's senior artistic staff.

Scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, "property" means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.

The winner will be notified by August 1, 2014.

For More Information:
Katherine Monberg, Literary Associate

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