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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Nylon Fusion Theater Travel Time - 10 minute plays

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NEW DEADLINES for our 2015 festivals!

“This Round’s On Us” TRAVEL TIME!
We are accepting new works for our quarterly 2015 This Round’s On Us festivals, each of which will focus on certain broad eras of the 20th Century (see below). The plays do not necessarily have to be set in these time periods, but they should at least be informed by the social, cultural and/or political happenings of the time. Whether you find inspiration in the movies, music or theater of a particular decade, the major events that formed the historical narrative or which have been ignored by history, or the everyday lives of people in the bygone days of the not-so-long-ago, you can send your 10-minute play to NylonSubmissions@gmail.com

#1: Late 1900’s through the 1920’s (formally Valentine’s day & Love and Civil Rights) DEADLINE: December 15th, 2014.

Monday, December 1, 2014

FIVE SHOWS - Discount tickets & FREE ticket give-away

Discount tickets are available for the five shows listed below - and if you are on the NYCPlaywrights mailing list (join here) you will have a chance to receive two free tickets to one of these shows - on Tuesday, December 2 at 8PM, an email will be sent to the NYCPlaywrights mailing list with instructions on how to claim the tickets.

Limited Engagement- Now through December 13th
The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row
  410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY
Written by Nathaniel Sam Shapiro, directed by Saheem Ali

Fifteen years after Columbine, with school shootings continuing to proliferate the national headlines, Nathaniel Sam Shapiro’s The Erlkings, gets its world premiere. Named for a Goethe poem in the day planner of Eric Harris, The Erlkings recounts the days leading up to the Columbine shooting. Taken from public record and private journals, Shapiro weaves together scenes from the lives of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, as they plan one of the most horrific killing sprees in US history.

Special Offers: $39 (reg. $60.75) 
TO REDEEM: ONLINE: Visit TelechargeOffers.com and enter code TRRRM39
PHONE: Call 212-947-8844 and mention code TRRRM39

RESTRICTIONS: Ticket price includes a $1.25 Restoration Fee.  Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase.  Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.  Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Standard service fees apply to all phone and internet orders.  


The Connelly Theater
220 East Fourth Street, NYC
New York Times Critics Pick!

JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH, Directed by Barry Kleinbort: An autobiographical multi-media pastiche, starring Epperson - unmasked and in street clothes - tinkling the ivories and spinning yarns of Mississippi, Manhattan, and Hollywood. Now making its New York City theatrical premiere, the anecdotal Show Trash reveals the man behind the madness.
$39 (reg. $45) 
ONLINE: Click Here and enter code RRMGNRL1
PHONE: Call 866-811-4111 and mention code RRMGNRL1

JOHN EPPERSON: SHOW TRASH is playing in Rotating Rep 
with The Boxed Set and The Passion of the Crawford.  Click on show name for Regular Priced Tickets and Premium Seating.  

RESTRICTIONS/NOTES: If code isn’t already entered through link when purchasing online, you can use code RRMGNRL1.  Seating is general admission.  Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase.  Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.  Additional blackout dates andrestrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. There is an 8 ticket limit per order. Standard service fees apply to all phone and internet orders.  


154 Christopher Street, New York, NY
Extremely Limited Engagement
December 5th through December 27th
A new play by Ricardo Pérez González, developed & directed by Brad Raimondo

It was the War to End All Wars. It was a Christmas like no other. These are the men who made history. In Fields Where They Lay is a play with music that tells the incredible true story of the World War I Christmas Truce – the spontaneous ceasefire between British and German soldiers that began with the singing of Christmas carols across No Man’s Land on the night of December 24th, 1914. Partially based on the letters and diaries of real frontline soldiers, the play marks the 100th anniversary of the truce by bringing this stirring and unsettling, hopeful and tragic story to life in the words of the men who lived it. 

Special Offers: $15 (reg. $18) 
ONLINE: CLICK HERE and enter code RR1914NYC
PHONE: Call (888) 596-1027 and mention code RR1914NYC

RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.  Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Standard service fees apply to all phone and internet orders.  


The Sheen Center
18 Bleecker Street
, New York, NY

Played in repertory and with ten actors, The Seagull and Sense & Sensibility are highly theatrical, immersive productions of classic stories by one of America's most innovative downtown theatre companies.

Special Offer: $24 tickets (REG $30)
PHONE: Call 212-352-3101 and mention code BEDLAMRR

RESTRICTIONS: Subject to availability. Not valid on prior purchase. Offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.  Additional blackout dates and restrictions may apply. No refunds or exchanges. Offer may be revoked at any time. Standard service fees apply to all phone and internet orders.  


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Calling all Latino Playwrights to submit to Desde El Puente, Raíces Theatre Company’s 1st Annual One Act Play Festival. Ten plays will be chosen to have a 4 day run from June 11 to June 14 2015 in Buffalo, NY.

Please read our submissions guidelines carefully. Submissions that do not follow our guidelines will not be taken seriously.

Playwrights: May submit a maximum of 2 One Act Plays no longer than 10 minutes, if you find yourselves with more than 10 pages on hand ( or less) please read it aloud and time it.

 All plays must have a cast no larger than 6 characters and minimal set requirements as there is no time for elaborate set changes. 

All plays must deal with subject matter that relates to the Latino culture. 

If selected your play will be cast, produced and directed by Raíces Theatre Company. 

All plays will run every night. 

Selected plays will receive at $20 royalty. 

Please email your submissions to play to raicessubmissions@gmail.com in standard format WORD or PDF. 

Subject line should have your name and title of the play. 
Body of email should contain your contact information (name, mailing address, telephone number and email)

Deadlines: All submissions must have arrived before December 31st, 2014.

An email confirmation will be sent to you when we receive your play. If we select your play for the festival we will notify you no later than April 31st, 2015. 

Please do not email us asking for status, if you are selected you will be notified. Please note that Plays will be read as they come so the earlier you submit your play the better, once we have 10 that we like we reserve the right to close the submissions before the dateline.

We look forward to reading your work!

Saturday, November 29, 2014


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The producers of PLAYING SHORTLY: SHORT PLAYS ON THE RADIO are seeking stage plays of 10 minutes or less for a series of upcoming radio programs on National Public Radio affiliate KUSU, with potential for wider regional or national broadcast. The initial four programs will be recorded in front of a live audience and then broadcast to a region of over 3 million people. The show will include actors reading new short American stage plays over the radio. Submission info is as follows:

1. Plays must be 10 minutes or less including stage directions.
2. Written by American playwrights.
3. First 300 submissions will be considered.
4. Maximum 2 submissions per playwright.
5. Plays must be written within the past five years and unpublished.
6. Include character descriptions and have no more than 5 characters.
7. Include brief synopsis of play (100 words or less).
8. Selected plays will receive $100 honorarium in lieu of royalties.
9. Plays must be allowable on the radio.
10. Selected playwrights may be interviewed for the program.
11. Playwrights will receive a recording of the broadcast.
12. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION is December 15, 2014.
13. Email Submissions to playingshortly@gmail.com. (Subject line “Submission – [your name]”)

Due to the high number of submissions, PLAYING SHORTLY staff cannot provide feedback for plays. It may take several months to select the final scripts. Please do not follow up regarding the selection process. We will notify the finalists by February 1, 2015. This program is being produced by the Fusion Theatre Project and Utah Public Radio. This company has a history of developing new work and has had original plays produced or had staged-readings in New York, Los Angeles and at various theatres around the country. PLAYING SHORTLY represents the newest endeavor, bringing original work by American playwrights to a broader audience.

Greenbrier Valley Theater New Voices Play Festival

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Greenbrier Valley Theatre is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 2015 New Voices Play Festival.

We are seeking 5- to 10-minute one-act plays that have not yet been produced. The subject matter of submitted plays is open; however, excessively strong language is discouraged.

Please email all submissions to Courtney Susman, Education Director, at courtney@gvtheatre.org.

Please note that all submissions must be received by Wednesday, December 3rd.

Playwrights may submit up to two works for consideration. Playwrights will be notified of acceptance in the festival by Monday, December 22nd.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Eclectic Company Theatre is looking for plays inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass”

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Eclectic Company Theatre is looking for plays inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” for a brand new set of one acts that will be produced in May 2015. The stories should NOT be an adaptation of Carrol’s books, but a spin-off of some kind and must include at least one of the characters in the books.


Please keep scripts to a maximum of 15 pages, standard format. Include your name, email, and phone number on the title page. Plays will be read blind so please be sure your name only appears on the title page.
No limit as to the number of plays submitted. No entry fee. No royalties. Playwrights can get a comp to see the show.

Submit scripts in pdf or word file to Alice at ECTCuriousConversations@gmail.com. (Save paper and postage.)

Submission Deadline: Monday, December 1st, 2014

Winter Reading Series CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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The Provincetown Theater seeks new plays for our 2015 Winter Readings Series

All Northeast-based playwrights (from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont) are invited to submit to our Winter Readings Series of original work.

Plays may be collections of short plays, one-acts, or full length plays no longer than 90 minutes. 

Playwrights must be involved in the production of the reading.

Please submit one electronic copy to submissions@provincetowntheater.org, in .DOC format and please mail three paper copies of the play(s) to

Provincetown Theater Winter Reading Series
238 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
Attn: Sunie Pope, Program Manager

Plays may not have been previously staged. In the case of a collection of short plays by one playwright, individual short plays may have been staged, but not the collection.
Electronic submissions without hard copies will not be accepted.

· Scripts must be typewritten in accepted playwriting format, printed single-sided
· Submit three (3) copies of each script. Please put the title somewhere on the first page of each copy, but no author name. Do not acknowledge the author’s identity anywhere on the script, including headers or footers.
Please include a brief (50 words or less) synopsis of the play or collection
· Include a single separate information page for each play or collection of short plays that you enter. 
On this separate page, indicate:
ADDRESS (including e-mail address if applicable)
· Scripts will not be returned. The paper will be recycled
· All submissions must be postmarked (or hand-delivered) by Tuesday, December 2, 2014.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Greenhouse Project

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The Greenhouse Project provides an opportunity for playwrights with ties to Minnesota to have their scripts evaluated for possible inclusion in our Public Reading Series. Scripts with particular promise might be chosen for a Development Workshop and potentially a full scale production by Workhouse Theatre Company.

Submissions will be accepted from September 15 through December 15, 2014
- Seeking scripts that are smart, gutsy and fundamentally entertaining
- No restrictions on subject matter and all genres considered (though, at this time, we are unfortunately unable to consider musicals.)
- Preference for plays not produced in Minnesota within the last 5 years
- Preference for plays of at least 75 minutes in length
- Preference for cast size of 10 or less
- Playwright should have ties to the state of Minnesota

Only electronic submissions will be accepted (through the website, starting September 15th).

Please submit only the FIRST 25 pages of your script.

More than one script will be accepted, but each one must be submitted separately.

All submissions (first 25 pages) will be read and reviewed by five readers, and if the submission produces sufficient interest, a copy of the full script will be requested.

Playwrights submission schedule:

1 - Submitting between September 15 and October 15 will be contacted within 2 months
2 - Submitting between October 15 and November 15 will be contacted within 4 months
3 - Submitting between November 15 and December 15 will be contacted within 6 months

Public readings are on the 2nd Monday of the month. See the Public Readings page (http://www.workhousetheatre.org/readings.htm) for dates, times, and locations.

Monday, November 24, 2014


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Seeking fully produced one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to perform)
7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for:

Jan. 7 - Jan. 30, 2015
(And an additional 4 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS - January 29 and 30, 2014.)

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.
To submit your one act play production please email: 
The complete play, a synopsis of the play, the character breakdown,
the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements,
the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where) your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com
by Monday Dec. 1, 2014 at Midnight.

Please put “Winter One Act Competition” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 1, 2014, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Each play will be given a MINIMUM of FOUR performances, with 4 more performances if the play moves on to the finals. Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee.

There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees. 

For more information: www.manhattanrep.com

AMPERSAND Submissions Now Open for UST Spring 2015 Evening of Ten-Minute Plays

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The University of St. Thomas Drama Program announces a call for scripts to be produced as part of our spring 2015 evening of original, ten-minute plays, AMPERSAND . All works are welcome. 

Special consideration will be given to scripts which feature characters aged 18-28 years, have casts of 1-4 actors (favoring female characters), do not exceed 10 minutes, have simple production requirements and best suit our UST liberal arts tradition.

Writers Selected are Provided with:
- A fully staged production of the work directed by a senior UST directing student under the supervision of UST drama faculty.
- Four public performances: April 22-25, 2015
- A $100.00 honorarium.

A Complete Submission is Composed of Two Parts:
1.) A cover sheet identifying you, your work and your contact information.
2.) A single, 10 minute, original work (preferably not previously produced although this is not a requirement, c.10 pages), with your name or any identifying information removed. Send us your best.
We strongly encourage you to submit your cover sheet and script (in Word or PDF form) electronically.

Email/Postmark Deadline: DECEMBER 1, 2014 (11:59pm CST) NO EXCEPTIONS

Email Script:

Claire McDonald; 
University of St. Thomas Drama, 
3800 Montrose Blvd., 
Houston TX, 77006

All submitting playwrights will be notified of selections by February 1, 2015.

Sunday, November 23, 2014


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We are seeking fully produced 10 minute plays for our TEN MINUTE PLAY PARTY on December 4 and 5 at 9 pm.

If you have a 10 minute play ready to go, or that could be ready to go by December 4, and if you have people who would like to come and see your play (with 7 other 10 minute plays,) please email:

The complete play,
A synopsis of the play,
set requirements,
sound and lighting requirements,
The play's production history,
your snail mail mailing address,
and a contact team leader email address for all team communication

to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

by Friday November 28, 2014 at midnight.

Plays will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis so if we fill up all available performance slots, we will close submissions early.

There is no participation fee, or security deposit or any Manhattan Rep based fees for this 10 minute Play Party.

Each play will get two performances on our stage on 42nd St.

Manhattan Rep will supply a tech person to run your show.


You must be available at 6 pm - 8:30 pm on December 4 for a quick tech/dress before performance at 9 pm.
If you have any questions about any of this: manhattanrep@yahoo.com


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Applications will be accepted through December 5, 2014 for Red Eye’s 31st annual Works-In-Progress program.


The emphasis of Works-In-Progress is on the process of developing an original piece for performance, primarily in terms of its conceptual development and staging. The series is designed to serve emerging artists who are exploring new directions in pieces that would benefit from an extensive reflective process and are best suited to an alternative venue for development. Projects in which the primary artists are current undergraduate students 
are not eligible for this program.

Interdisciplinary, multimedia and collaborative works are encouraged, as are works not only by theater artists, but also by artists crossing over to the stage from their primary discipline.

A direct stipend of $450 is provided for each project selected, a portion of which is designated for production costs. In addition to feedback throughout the development process, participants have access to Red Eye’s technical resources, including rehearsal space. Red Eye also provides a lighting designer and production manager for the public performances, all promotion of the series, and an opening night reception.

Participants are expected to give their works production values (minimal as they may be), and move beyond a staged reading.

Participants are responsible for all elements of production, including casting, design, and direction.

The series is open to works of any length, from which A MINIMUM OF 10 AND A MAXIMUM OF 15 MINUTES will be excerpted for presentation.

Participation is required in at least five of the seven group feedback sessions.
Should a piece receive subsequent production, credit must be given to Red Eye for developmental support.

The series is not open to critical review.

Four to five projects are selected each year by a panel consisting of Red Eye company artists and past WIP participants. Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail by December 22, 2014 about the panel’s decision.

Selected participants must be able to attend an informational meeting 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Monday, January 5, 2015. Rehearsal space will be available from that date through performance.

Works-In-Progress 2015 will be presented for four public performances Thursday-Sunday, May 28 – May 31, 2015.

Theatre InspiraTO seeks 10-minute plays

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Theatre InspiraTO's 10th Playwriting Contest

Submission guidelines. Deadline to submit a play: Dec. 1, 2014 (11:59 pm, E.S.T.)

Please note: If you submitted your play between Aug. 6 to Aug 21, 2014 we would not have received it. Please re-submit.

1. This year's creative challenge: The urban jungle. Your play must speak to the urban landscape: The drama must address living, working or growing up in the in the city. It can show the consequences of living in the urban landscape or relationships that develop because of it.

Please note: Mentioning a street or section of a city is not enough if it doesn't effect the drama or if it doesn't address the issue of what it means to live in an urban environment. If we feel that this play can just as well take place in the country or small town we won't accept it. Use your imagination: be bold, be witty, be creative, and challenge us. The story can be a comedy, a drama, a parody, absurd or anything in between.

The big city environment offers a living and breathing entity that we love to hate or hate to love: harmonious, dynamic, complex, antagonistic, ever-changing, growing and dying, offering endless pleasures for some and never-ending suffering for others. A safe heaven? Or a battlefield? The story is yours.

2. The play must be a ten-minute play. The contest is open to anyone without geographic or age restrictions. You must submit online. Please fill out the submission form below and submit your play by Dec.1, 2014 . There are no fees. Once you submit you will be taken to a page confirming that we have received your submission. You may only submit one play. The cover page should have the title of the play, the playwright's name and the list of characters. The pages should be numbered. The format should be easy to read. We accept previously produced plays (but not plays that have produced in InspiraTO before). The playwright must own the rights to the play up to June 8, 2015 (i.e. the script cannot be owned by a publisher). Any style is acceptable except musicals. We are particularly interested in scripts that aren't afraid to make bold choices: quality writing backed by imaginative staging. Only those playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by January 15, 2015.

The plays will be selected by a committee from the Toronto theatre community. If selected, your play will be performed in Toronto, Canada from May 28 - June 6, 2015. Between ten to eighteen 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 10th Annual InspiraTO Festival in Toronto (Canada's largest ten-minute play festival), in the May/June 2015. The InspiraTO Festival will find the cast, crew and market your play. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

3. Tips on writing. 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 and your play must tell a complete story.

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 and read the play out loud while timing the length (including all pauses). You don't want your hard work rejected because it was too long. Get inspired. See your story come to life!

Please fill out the online form, attach your play and submit.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Theatre submission guidelines

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Playwrights and/or Agents interested in submitting plays for our consideration please adhere to the following:
  • New Theatre produces World Premieres as well as second and third productions.
  • New Theatre primarily produces plays with casts smaller than six characters during its main season; do not send scripts with more than six unless they can be double cast.
  • New Theatre is not a presenter, so please don't send one-person shows that are looking for a tour date in Miami; we reserve the right to cast and produce the work accordingly.
  • Best times to submit play inquiries are July through November to be considered for the following season.
  • Make sure you send a self-addressed envelope if you want your materials returned and a self-addressed postcard to be advised it arrived.
  • Due to the large amounts of submissions each year, be aware that you will not be contacted for at least two to three months.
  • Please do not phone Artistic Director Ricky J. Martinez.
Email or send a query letter, brief description of play, character list, set requirements, and production history to our Literary Manager, Steven Chambers at literarymanager@new-theatre.org

The Griot Festival seeks plays 30 - 90 minutes long

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The Griot Festival was created with the intention of offering a unique opportunity for playwrights/theatrical artists and Producers of African American descent who reside in NY and NJ. The festival’s purpose is to inspire and support both emerging and established playwrights/theatrical artists of African American descent who would like to step beyond the page and get involved in the production of their work. In short, they will have creative input from the first sentence they write to the last curtain call. It is also a great opportunity to become familiar with all the elements of a theatrical production in the making and to become familiar with the process that translates writing into a living work onstage in a safe and supportive theatrical environment. The Griot Festival is included and part of the Venus/Adonis Festival. All participants that are part of the Griot Festival will benefit of competing to all prizes offered by the Venus/Adonis Festival + an extra prize as best Play of the Griot festival only given to the Griot’s participants of $250.

Only plays from writers of African American descent in New York and New Jersey will be accepted.

All genres of shows are welcome in our festivals. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew.

The Griot Festival is a playwright’s contest designed to offer writers a chance to direct their own shows, helping them to develop a sense of casting, staging, use of lights and direction. With Griot, it is our intention to give writers a chance to create their vision from the first stroke of their pen to the last scene of their play. Griot is part of the Venus/Adonis which is not only a festival; it’s a competition as well. That means that there are prizes! The winner of the Best Play award will receive a prize of $2,500. Best African American Production $250, Winner of Best Actor will receive $500, Best Actress, $500, $500 Best Director and $200 Best Original Play. Griot and Venus/Adonis, are hosted by the Cabrini Repertory Theater, a beautiful proscenium theater in uptown Manhattan.

In order to submit a play please send the following via email:

1. A 100 word synopsis of the play

2. The complete script + character breakdown

3. Your telephone number and home address, plus the phone number of one other person in your production that we can contact

4. Your bio

5. All genres of shows are welcome to submit to our festivals. If they’ve already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) they can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew and if it run no after 2012.

As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines.

All plays will be given a three-performance run at the theater.

Submissions must be between 30 and 90 minutes long.

Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production. These include directing, casting, stage-managing.

There is no fee to submit your play to the Griot Festival.

Once you are accepted, you will be asked send in a $200 fee to participate to the festival. if your play is Non Union
If your play Is Equity, then you need to send a check for $500 which will entitle you to receive 50% off of all box office tickets.

No more hidden and surprising costs.

Again, there is no submission fee. Only those plays that are accepted will be required to send in participant payment.

Submissions will be accepted until December 24, 2014.

Send to: griottheaterfestival@gmail.com

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Producer seeks playwright

Producer seeks playwright to collaborate on an innovative immersive theatre piece currently in development. 

The conceptual storyline follows a young protagonist who begins to envision and embrace a fictional ‘dream world’ following a traumatic event in their life. The dream world is the focus of the piece and will feature visually stunning technical elements, including ‘black-light’ lighting combined with black-light reactive scenic design and costuming. The producer seeks a playwright with a youthful yet authentic voice with an interest in immersive theatre to work on developing a storyline and dialogue. 

Limited compensation may be available during development and will be discussed and mutually agreed upon before work will be expected to begin. Writer will maintain co-ownership of the piece. Interested parties should send an email with subject line "Collaboration inquiry" lukewilliamweidner@gmail.com with a description of their theatrical experience, brief writing sample (if available) and contact information. Producer will arrange to meet in-person to discuss the project further.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Stage Left Theater call for 1-minute scripts

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Stage Left Theater, of Spokane, WA, is pleased to announce its call for 1-minute scripts for Fast & Furious, a staged reading of really short plays, in February 2015.
*What? 1-minute plays (2 page maximum for dialogues, 1 page maximum for monologues)
*One script only.
*All genres welcome (no children’s plays or musicals)
*Playwrights can be from anywhere, but plays must be in English.
*Standard play format preferred.
*There are no restrictions on content, but our audiences prefer more PG-13 fare.
*Cast size, no restrictions
*Deadline: Dec. 1, 2014
Notification: January

Submission procedure:
1. Send the full script with your contact information, a character breakdown, and a short bio. Include all the information in one document. The document should be labeled the play’s name_your last name (i.e. Hamlet_Shakespeare).
2. E-mail your script as a Microsoft Word document or PDF to sandrah@spokanestageleft.org. The subject line should include your name and the title of the play.
3. Include your name and email address in the body of your email.

Fee? None. No payment to writers as this is an all-volunteer event.

Questions? Contact Fast & Furious coordinator Sandra Hosking at sandrah@spokanestageleft.org.

Thank you and we look forward to reading your work.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Testimonial from Rich Orloff

Thanks to Rich Orloff for his kind words about this site.
"NYC Playwrights has become my go-to site for learning about the latest opportunities for playwrights... THANK YOU for all the great opportunities you've posted over the years."
More about Rich Orloff and his work.

Winter/Spring Play Development Series

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Manhattan Repertory Theatre is seeking new, never produced before plays  (40 minutes - 120 minutes) for our WINTER/SPRING (February - April) season as part of our new PLAY DEVELOPMENT SERIES

Bring your never produced before play to life at Manhattan Rep for a minimum of two performances!

Our Play Development Series includes:
2 performances at Manhattan Rep this Winter/Spring (more if you play is selling well.)
Over 12 hours of rehearsal time on the Manhattan Rep stage
3 hours tech, 3 hours Dress rehearsal, and 6 hours of straight rehearsal time in the theatre
Weekly development discussions if you wish with Artistic Director Ken Wolf, with help with casting, direction, the best way to set up a production from the start, how to make important cuts to your play, how to better structure your play, team building and more.

If you have written a play and you feel you want some support developing it and bringing it to production, as opposed to being flung onto the stage like at so many NYC festivals, our play development series is for you!

There is no cost for our Play Development Series, but there is a $300 refundable security deposit which secures the space from damage, and secures an average of 13 audience members per performance for a total of 26 over two performances.

Our Play Development Series at Manhattan Rep is by invitation only.

To submit for our Play Development Series please email:

A brief introduction with detailed information about yourself and your work, the complete first rehearsal draft of your play a synopsis of the play, the running time of the play, the set and lighting requirements, the playʼs history, (readings, when it was written, etc etc.) your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to: manhattanrep@yahoo.com
as soon as possible (for we are accepting candidates now.)

Please put "PLAY DEVELOPMENT SERIES" in the subject heading.

You will be considered on a first - come first-served basis.

The earlier you submit, the better your chances of being accepted into the series. If we fill up all production development positions early on, we will end submissions. Once submitted, we will get back to you within one week as to your acceptance.

There is no submission fee.


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The Ruby Prize

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Southern Rep is pleased to announce that it will accept submissions for The Ruby Prize, effective immediately. The $10,000 annual award is named in honor of Ruby Bridges, who showed incredible perseverance in the face of formidable obstacles. The Ruby Prize seeks to support women playwrights of color whose work expands the reach of American theatre in the face of formidable obstacles.

In partnership with Hedgebrook, winners will receive a ten-day writer’s residency in addition to a cash prize.

This program is a part of Southern Rep’s ongoing effort to develop new American plays, support a diverse community of artists, and incite meaningful dialogue within the community.
$10,000 prize
A development workshop during Southern Rep’s 2015 New Play Bacchanal
A sponsored trip to New York, including round-trip air and lodging accommodations, to continue development of the play and introduce the new work to a larger audience
A ten-day writing residency at Hedgebrook. Located on beautiful Whidbey Island near Seattle, Hedgebrook offers one of the few residency programs in the world exclusively dedicated to supporting the creative process of women writers. Through innovative public programs, Hedgebrook enables women’s work to enrich the global community by diversity: of culture nationality, voice, genre, generation, perspective, religious beliefs and political affiliations
Two finalists will be selected to have their works read at Southern Rep’s 2015 New Play Bacchanal in New Orleans.

The contest will be open to US citizens who self-identify as women of color, and may be either emerging or established playwrights.
Southern Rep’s in-house readers will review and evaluate scripts, selecting finalists that will be move into the next round of judging. The final panel consists of national and local theatre artists as well as Southern Rep’s Producing Artistic Director, Aimée Hayes.
Plays must be full-length, and written by a single author. We will not accept collaborative scripts, translations, musicals, one-acts, or any play previously submitted to Southern Rep’s Ruby Prize.
Plays that have had a professional production, or have been written under a commission, are not eligible for submission. Plays that have received a development workshop, readings, or nonprofessional production are eligible. “Professional production” shall be defined as a production with paid actors and had an official press opening.
If selected as a Prize Winner or Finalist, playwright agrees that Southern Rep may include the play in an annual Ruby Prize publication. The publication will not require any exclusive rights for printing.
Only one submission per playwright is allowed.
The top prize includes round-trip airfare and lodging accommodations to New York city, and lodging accommodations at Hedgebrook (airfare to Hedgebrook not included). The finalists will receive round-trip air and lodging accommodations to attend the award ceremony, there is no other cash award associated with the selection of finalists.

Each submission must include a synopsis, character breakdown, brief playwright bio, and history of the play’s development if applicable.
Each submission must also include a title page containing the playwright’s name, address, and contact information. This information may ONLY appear on the title page.
Plays must be submitted by email, as a single attached document, in PDF format to theruby@southernrep.com.
Please name files as “Last Name, First Name, Title of Play” Ex: “Lee, Kimber, brownsville song”.
Hard copies of scripts will not be accepted.
Due to anticipated number of submissions, we regret that individual feedback will not be available to submitting playwrights.
Materials must be received by November 25 for consideration for The 2015 Ruby Prize.

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