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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cultural DC Source 10-minute Play Festival 2015

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Source Festival seeks 10-Minute Plays of any genre (comedy, drama, magical realism etc.) that relate to one of the themes listed below. The themes are inspired by the festival's three Full-Length Plays. Summaries and information about these plays can be found here.

Science & Soul-mates: Seeking plays that address the juxtaposition of the mind and the heart. Be it physics, chemistry, biology or astronomy, your play must examine true love and the knowledge of the natural world based on experiments and observation.

Mistakes & Media: Seeking plays that address the constant news cycle of our contemporary society and the perils of living in this digital age.

Love & Botany: Seeking plays that explore nature AND nurture from a distinctive perspective. Your play must include flora and infatuation.

Eligibility Requirements:

- Plays must not have been previously produced or published.*

- Playwrights may submit only one 10-Minute Play to the the festival and the play may only be submitted under one theme.

- Plays may be no longer than 10 pages, exclusive of your title page.

- Plays must be submitted in PDF format.*

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

To submit your 10-Minute Play to the Source Festival, please complete the form below and upload your script as a .pdf file.

Please complete this form and submit the documents requested online.

Due: January 6, 2015 at 5:00pm.

No late entries. No exceptions.

Playwrights whose scripts have been selected for Source Festival 2015 will be notified in the spring of 2015.

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Village Playwrights seek 10-minute plays

The Village Playwrights is accepting 10 minute plays from Metro NYC playwrights only for “Triangles and Squares: LGBTQ Relationships and Romance,” a staged reading of 8 short plays on February 11, 2015 at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC to celebrate the Valentine’s holiday.

Requirements:
1.  Scripts should about LGBTQ relationships or romance
2.  Playwrights must be from the metro NYC area
3.  Scripts must be 10 minutes or under
4.  Deadline for submission is 5 pm, Friday, January 9, 2015
5.  Plays will be minimally staged
6.  Playwrights may choose to self-produce (cast and rehearse)
7.  There is no submission fee

To Submit:
Email your 10 minute script to


Please write your play title on subject line of email

GRIT at the Royal Court

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GRIT is an open call to writers of all ages and experiences to submit a play about everyday resistance, revolution and defiance.

The plays should fit roughly within the size of your palm. They can be created in any medium - words, videos, images or audio. Be creative - think about the moments of rebellion that go unnoticed and the voices of dissent which can't be heard.

We’ll populate the building with your moments of resistance over the submission period. So keep your eyes peeled and your spirit strong, ready to pin down tiny acts of defiance.

Plays can be submitted to the Royal Court anytime between 8 Dec – 10 April 2015

EMAIL
Send your play to grit@royalcourttheatre.com grit@royalcourttheatre.com
Subject: “Everyday Acts of Resistance”

MAIL
Post your plays to: GRIT, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square, London, SW1W 8AS

IN PERSON
Hard copies of plays can be deposited in the ‘GRIT drop boxes’ located in the CafĂ© Bar and Box Office at the Royal Court Theatre1) Your play can be entirely invented or discovered and reframed.

1) Your play can be entirely invented or discovered and reframed.

2) The form your submission takes is your choice but it must fit in the palm of your hand, or its equivalent e.g. on the screen of your phone, written on your palm, a speaker in your hand or an image on a postcard. Beyond this, be creative.

3) The play must be a play - and by that we mean it must contain actual or potential drama. How you interpret this is up to you.

4) We would respectfully request that you do not put yourself or anyone else in danger as part of this project.

Submissions will be selected by a group of readers – we won’t be able to display every piece of GRIT but keep an eye out and you may well spot yours. We will also upload all valid submissions to this tumblr.

The Purple Rose submission guidelines

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The Purple Rose is dedicated to the development and production of new plays and emerging playwrights. We receive hundreds of synopses and inquiries each season, and our staff reviews each submission.

If a synopsis submission shows promise for possible production, a full script will be requested. Each requested script is read by at least two of our readers, so a waiting period of seven to nine months for a response is not uncommon.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

At this time, we are accepting synopsis submissions only. Please do not send full scripts. Please note: the Purple Rose does not accept, discuss or evaluate screenplays!
PAPER SUBMISSIONS

Please include:
a one-page synopsis of the script
a character breakdown
a 15 page dialogue sample
a self-addressed, stamped envelope

Send your synopsis submission to:

The Purple Rose Theatre Company
ATTN: Michelle Mountain, Literary Manager
137 Park Street
Chelsea, MI 48118

Synopsis materials sent in hard copy are not returned.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS

Please attach the following:
a one-page synopsis of the script
a character breakdown
a fifteen-page dialogue sample

Send your electronic submission, as well as any questions about our script development program, to literary manager Michelle Mountain.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, January 2, 2015

Less Than Rent submission guidelines

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Less Than Rent produces new plays that embrace their theatricality and demonstrate a commitment to passionate, humorous, and immersive theatre for new audiences. We accept ongoing submissions of new plays or musicals that have never been given a full production in New York. Please send a Word or PDF document (and mp3 files, if applicable) to Patrick Dooley at: patrick at lessthanrent.org

Call for Plays - Women Playwrights Series

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The Centenary Stage Company, an Equity theatre in residence on the campus of Centenary College in Hackettstown, NJ is accepting submissions for the 2015 Women Playwrights Series (WPS) and the 2015 Susan Glaspell Contest.

Now in its 23rd year, the WPS is a developmental program dedicated to providing a working forum for the unique and underserved voice of women writing for the theatre today. Each season three new plays are selected for a collaborative workshop process, with a professional director and actors, which takes place in a brief rehearsal period, over a period of a approximately 1 week, allowing time for the playwright to hear and adapt their work with other professionals. The process culminates in a presentation of the work for the public as part of the Series giving CSC audiences larger exposure to new work, as well as offering the playwright an opportunity to get feedback from the audience during the development process.

Playwrights selected for the workshop process will receive a $200 honorarium. Additional funds for travel and housing are available for one playwright each season.

The 2015 Susan Glaspell Contest:

One play from the WPS Festival will be selected by a panel of judges as the winner, to be featured in a subsequent CSC main-stage season as a full production, with an additional award of $1500 to the playwright.
Guidelines for WPS Susan Glaspell Contest:

Submit Full-length play, no more than ONE production.
(If play has had one production, please include information in your cover letter about the company, # of performances, and contract, if applicable)

Please include 1 letter of recommendation from a professional colleague or professor/instructor familiar with your work.
Note: we are rarely able to consider work with over 7 cast members.

Deadline January 13, 2015


Call CSC for more details (908 979-0900)
Send to:

Attn: Catherine Rust, Prog. Dir
Centenary Stage Co. WPS
400 Jefferson St.
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Wide Eyed Productions call for scripts

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Wide Eyed Productions will be hosting our third installment of the WINKS Reading Series! This time around we will be focusing exclusively new theatrical works of adapted content! (Meaning it’s is a play that was inspired by other works.)

Wide Eyed Productions is excited to continue its work on new American plays like our recent world premiere production of Dead Special Crabs by Dan Kitrosser and the award winning Animals by Sam Byron. We had such a good response to the previous seasons of readings, we want the fun to continue.

The Double Take Reading Series
A Wide Eyed Look at Theatrical Adaptation

Join us on the second Tuesday of every month at The Drama League where we will feature a twenty-minute segment from three original works by three different writers, which are related to, or inspired by, that month’s theme. At the end of each night the audience will be invited to select their favorite of the evening anonymously. The majority favorite will be named a semifinalist and be invited to submit a full text* to Wide Eyed Productions’ Artistic Board for consideration for our final round.

Two (or three?) overall finalists will be chosen and given a full staged reading of their play at the end of the WINKS series, and one winning text will be chosen based on audience and board votes. This winning text will then be work shopped with intent to produce in an upcoming season.

What you need to know:

· The play does not need to be a World Premiere.
· The play does not need to be a fully completed text when it is initially submitted.
· Musicals will be considered as long as they are submitted with a music sample.
· Directors and casts will be provided by Wide Eyed, but we love it when you have suggestions for people you love to work with!
· Please submit selections of text, treatments, and other support material to submissions.wideeyed@gmail.com subject line, the appropriate theme for your play.
· The full text is not to exceed a 90-minute estimated run time. Semifinalists will be given a deadline for submissions of full texts.
· All submissions must be received by January 15, 2015.

· The Themes are as follows:

-MARCH: Anything But Disney: Adaptations from Fairy Tales from around the world.
-APRIL: Shake it Up: Adaptations from any of the bard's many works.
-MAY: In the News: Adaptations from past or current news stories from all forms of media.
-JUNE: It’s All Greek to Me: Adaptations from Greek texts and mythos.
-JULY: myTunes: Adaptations from pop songs, opera and other musical inspirations.
-AUGUST: Page Turners: Adaptations from works of literature.

OUR MISSION: Wide Eyed Productions exists to bring brave, bold and culturally relevant new texts to production. With a core ensemble of emerging theatre artists we are dedicated to leaving our audience wide eyed

Strangeloop submission guidlelines

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Strangeloop is committed to producing new or newly adapted work. In the course of a typical Strangeloop season we will produce 2 full-length plays, 1 shorter holiday-themed show, at least 2 festivals of short plays and scenes from larger works (between 10-15 pieces) and several other workshop and reading performances - almost all of which are first productions or nearly first productions of these scripts. And so we are always looking for fresh dramatic voices.

We are primarily interested in work that has not yet been fully produced in its current form, but will also consider recent work with minimal production history. Please include all relevant history with your submission.

In addition to more traditional scripts by playwrights, we’re also interested in receiving new translations, adaptations and derived material from translators, adaptors, directors, etc. But please be sure to confirm any necessary permissions and rights with copyright holders.

We are also committed to play development and the growth of works in progress. Our development process focuses on production-oriented collaboration between writers and artists, as well as readings and performances of scenes that allow audiences to experience and react to the work. To that end, we also welcome submissions that are in early draft or unfinished forms.

If you’ve had the chance to look over our mission statement and production history and feel that your work might make a good fit for Strangeloop, submit it to us through email. Please note that we are not accepting physical submissions at this time and that we do not have the ability as a small organization to respond to every submission.

To submit your work or to ask questions about Strangeloop new play production and development, please contact plays@strangelooptheatre.org. Please note in the subject line whether your submission is a full-length work, a short play or a piece in process.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year NYCPlaywrights

NYCPlaywrights wishes all its theater friends a happy new year and a wonderful 2015.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

The Renaissance Guild ActOne Series Festival

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TRG’s ActOne Series Festival:
We are holding an open call for One Act Scripts & Directors

Submission Deadline: Jan 1, 2015

Playwrights and Directors Wanted

The AOS was developed to provide a venue and a voice to writers. Once the pieces are selected, if needed, local playwrights will have the opportunity to work with a dramaturge to hone their script before it goes into production, and they will have the opportunity observe rehearsal. The process culminates in two evenings of performances, when the writers get the opportunity to see their works come to life, local actors show their stuff on stage and the San Antonio community gets the opportunity to celebrate the work of their neighbors, friends and promising new theatre voices.

Playwrights:
Email: actoneseries@thereniassanceguild.org
Please put the name of your play and your name in the Subject box.
In the email please include:
• Cover Letter, including your contact information
• Play Genre and Synopsis
• Cast breakdown
• Script in word or PDF format
• List of previous productions/publishing (do not include readings)
• Any other pertinent information

SUGGESTIONS: These are one acts, not TV shows. The focus should be the writing and the acting, not set pieces or scene changes. Plays with extensive technical requirements will be considered, but those with fewer demands will receive stronger consideration. Keep in mind this is an Act Series, so show should be no longer than 30 minutes, the shorties being 5 minutes.

The Furious Gazelle seeks short plays and monologues

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The Furious Gazelle (thefuriousgazelle.com), an online literary magazine, is seeking writing submissions, including short plays and monologues.

Before you submit to the Furious Gazelle, ask yourself the following about your submission: Does it have a good story? Is it compulsively readable? Are you a living human being who has written some words? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, we encourage you to submit.

We consider short fiction, micro fiction, poetry, short plays, novel excerpts, and creative non-fiction. Submissions should be anywhere from 100 to 8,000 words, in a .doc or .pdf format, 12 point font in Times New Roman or Courier. Submit to submit@thefuriousgazelle.com. If you don’t, we’ll find you. And make you.

Just kidding. But we are angry.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Midwinter Madness 2015 Seeks History Plays

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 1, 2015

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

I'm not only looking for more plays to round out our lineup for the Fifth Annual Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, I'm also looking for plays with a special interest - History. We've successfully presented historical plays in Midwinter Madness before - plays about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, about Mussolini, about Beethoven, about the struggle for blacks to achieve parity in America. The result has usually been absorbing, well-done, and popular. We're looking for more. Here are the details:
Dates for the Festival are Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 2015.
Submission deadline is January 1, 2015.
We are looking to expand on last year's Festival, with 2 theatres.
Plays should run 30-45 minutes or 45-60 minutes. Better short than long. The plays will be timed at tech and cannot go over.
Scripts should be submitted in standard playscript format.*
Any subject matter okay, including musicals.
All plays must be off-book. There will be no staged readings. We have no interest in shows that require projections or other special effects. Smoke and fire are prohibited.
Production requirements must be minimal: rehearsal cubes, a table or two, some chairs (all provided by the Festival), and your own props and costumes. There is some storage during your run only.
There is a $100.00 participation fee, to pay an increased staff. Shows receive half the net (revenue from any tickets sold over 40% of the total available).
Tickets will be $15-20 depending on length of show.
Festival participants may see their own and other shows for free, seating permitting. Seating is reserved for producers, writers, and directors at their own shows. We honor press comps, by reservation. No comps may be transferred to anyone else. There are no other comps.
We prefer shows to be non-Equity. Equity showcases may be permitted under special circumstances, by prior arrangement with the Festival.
The Festival will provide a press agent, venue manager, lighting designer, box-office manager, and a board op.
While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. Roy Arias Studios may offer discounts on rehearsal space, at its own discretion.
There will be a tech rehearsal running 2.5 times the running time of your show, during business hours Mon. thru Wed.
All performances will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm weekdays or 11 am to 11 pm weekends.
Each show will receive at least 3 performances, probably all in the same week. Shows that sell the most tickets in advance may receive more performances.
The Festival will provide a program "wrapper": you must provide a program specific to your show, and insert it into the wrapper for distribution to your patrons.
There will be a juried award ceremony after the Festival. Last year's awards were combined with the Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards, held in Oct. 2014.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around. \\

I've presented a lot of Festivals, and I have a special interest in one-act plays. They're an easy, cheap, and fun way to see your work on its feet. To submit a script, send it as an attachment in ms word to: john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!


Thanks,
John Chatterton

Executive producer, Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, and Short Play Lab

Carnaval of New Latina/o Work

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Produced in Association with Teatro Vista & ALTA Chicago

Hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University

The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) announces its inaugural Carnaval of New Latina/o theater—a showcase of new work by Latina/o playwrights and theatermakers in the United States hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. The Carnaval endeavors to increase the visibility of work by Latina/o playwrights and to encourage the production of that work in the nation’s theaters. The gathering will include artistic directors, literary managers, new play development directors, and producers seeking new work/artists to present and support. It will welcome playwrights, directors, dramaturgs, and performers involved in the readings, as well as scholars, members of the LTC community and members of Chicago’s vibrant Latina/o theater community. As a programming extension of the LTC, the Carnaval seeks to connect producers to theatermakers, scholars, and the LTC community at large.

For more information on the ideas that inspired the Carnaval, go here.

Workshop Details

Eight scripts or non-text-based pieces will be selected to be workshopped over the course of one week, resulting in a public readings/showings. Readings will be produced under an AEA Staged Reading Contract, allowing fifteen hours of rehearsal and performance combined. Each script will be assigned a professional director, actors, and dramaturg. Writers will be in the rehearsal room and may rewrite as much or as little as they prefer. Travel and lodging will be provided by the festival to selected writers. Writers will also receive a modest stipend.

Selection Guidelines—Eligibility

Works by Latina/o playwrights living in the United States, as well as non-text based works by Latina/o theatermakers will be considered. Submissions in both English and Spanish will be accepted. Small-scale musicals will be considered as resources allow (cast-size less than ten, piano only). Solo pieces as well as TYA pieces will also be considered. Submissions are limited to one play/piece per writer/artist. Selection will be based upon:

• Artistic merit: quality, impact, purpose, and aesthetics of the work.
• Geographical representation.
• Generational representation.
• Aesthetic representation: the Carnaval will feature a variety of aesthetic points of view.

Selection committee members from the Eastern, Western, Northern, and Southern regions of the country will choose two pieces from each region. Only new full-length pieces that have not yet received a full-production or been reviewed will be considered. Carnaval of New Latina/o Work Produced in Association with Teatro Vista & ALTA Chicago

Hosted by The Theatre School at DePaul University

Submission Procedure

All applicants must send the following two documents:

1.) Your script (for non-text based projects this may be a performance outline, treatment, video documentation or anything that will give a clear sense of the work)

2.) An application document which includes:

• Your name, email address and phone number.

• A one-paragraph synopsis of the work.

• Number of performers required.

• Please list any prior development work for this play.

• Describe how you would use the resources provided by the Carnaval to

accomplish specific development goals for the play.

• Playwright biography (1 page limit).

All entries must be emailed. Please email your script and completed application document as

two separate attachments in the same email. Hard copies via snail mail will not be accepted.

PDF documents are strongly recommended to avoid formatting discrepancies.

EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: Your Name, Work Name

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 1st 2015 at 11:59pm EST

APPLICATION EMAIL: carnavalsubmissions@howlround.com

Selected playwrights will be notified by March 1, 2015. 

Have questions? Look for our FAQ page at http://howlround.com/latina/o-theatre-commons. 

About the Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC)

The LTC is a movement made up of passionate, articulate, driven Latina/o theater artists, producers, and scholars from across the country. The LTC advocates for Latina/o theater as a vital, significant presence in the not-for-profit theater sector. Infrastructure for the LTC is provided by HowlRound: A Center for the Theater Commons. For more information, go here:

http://howlround.com/latina/o-theatre-commons

Pigs Do Fly Productions is seeking 10-minute contemporary comedies

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Pigs Do Fly Productions is seeking 10-minute contemporary comedies for vibrant, healthy people over 50 who are doing interesting things with their lives, for a new production in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, fall of 2015.

1. The simple setting is limited to: use of a small rectangular table, a pedestal table and four chairs. (No bedrooms, full kitchens, etc.)

2. Cast of two to four people (All must be age range 50 or older). (No monologues).

3. Must be a comedy for casts all over the age of 50.

4. Firm: 10 page limit on scripts using 12 point font.

5. Straight, gay and bi comedies sought.

6. Limited to two submissions per playwright.

7. Playwrights may be from anywhere, but scripts must be in English.

8. Plays must be in standard play format with numbered pages.

9. Email your scripts as a pdf document.

10. The subject line of your email should include your name and the title of the play.

11. No submission fee.

12. Please don’t raise ages in a script currently on your computer and send it along. It rarely works.

13. Not looking for skits. Play should have a beginning, a middle and an end.


Submit via email to:

PigsDoFlyFL@yahoo.com


Submissions must be received by midnight (E.S.T.) January 2, 2015

-Questions? Contact Artistic Director Marj at PigsDoFlyFL@yahoo.com

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Cape Cod Theatre Project

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The Cape Cod Theatre Project began as an experiment between two actors in 1995. Andrew Polk and Jim Bracchitta sensed that Cape Cod provided the perfect sanctuary for developing new work, combining an idyllic and comforting atmosphere with a community that enjoys and engages with the arts.

20 years later, CCTP is proud to continue supporting the most exciting voices in American theater in one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Each summer during the month of July, four playwrights are invited to develop a piece, utilizing a full week of rehearsal with a director and actors that culminates in a series of readings and talkbacks.

The Cape Cod Theatre Project has an open application policy.

Playwrights may send us one play per season for consideration. The proposed play must still be in development and cannot be receiving a professional production prior to August 2015.

To apply, please email a PDF of the script to capecodlit@gmail.com. Please label the document using your first and last name as well as the play’s title. For example: janesmithplaytitle.pdf

In addition, please include in your email a short biography and a brief artistic statement on how you propose to use your development time at CCTP. The bio and statement of intentions should be one page combined, sent as a PDF or Microsoft Word Doc and labeled with your first and last name. For example: janesmithbio.doc

As of November 1, 2011, we no longer review hard copies of scripts sent by mail.

Applications will be accepted from September 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014.

The CCTP staff regrets that we cannot provide feedback on any submitted materials.

We look forward to reading your work.

Midwinter Madness Seeks Children's Plays

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Dear Friend in the Theatre,

Every small theatre company in the country is aware of the possibilities of children's theatre (meaning, for me, theatre performed by adults for children and their parents). Why? Because children's-theatre audiences are populated by people whose only requirement is that they have children (or be children). If you perform children's theatre and market it properly, you can expect regular audiences of people who otherwise wouldn't think of going to a play.

The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, now in its 5th season, is continuing with its Children's Theatre Division, inaugurated successfully last year. We are searching for companies who want to try out new material in this genre, either to see it on its feet, test it with a young audience, or develop an audience for themselves. To create a special focus for the genre, we're reserving special slots early on weekend mornings and in the daytime on Thursdays and Fridays (Mondays through Wednesdays are reserved for tech rehearsals). Details are straightforward:
Dates for the Festival are Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 2015.
Submission deadline is January 1, 2015.
We are looking to expand on last year's Festival, with 2 theatres.
Plays should run 30-45 minutes or 45-60 minutes. Better short than long. The plays will be timed at tech and cannot go over.
Scripts should be submitted in standard playscript format.*
Any subject matter okay, including musicals.
All plays must be off-book. There will be no staged readings. We have no interest in shows that require projections or other special effects. Smoke and fire are prohibited.
Production requirements must be minimal: rehearsal cubes, a table or two, some chairs (all provided by the Festival), and your own props and costumes. There is some storage during your run only.
There is a $100.00 participation fee, to pay an increased staff. Shows receive half the net (revenue from any tickets sold over 40% of the total available).
Tickets will be $15-20 depending on length of show.
Festival participants may see their own and other shows for free, seating permitting. Seating is reserved for producers, writers, and directors at their own shows. We honor press comps, by reservation. No comps may be transferred to anyone else. There are no other comps.
We prefer shows to be non-Equity. Equity showcases may be permitted under special circumstances, by prior arrangement with the Festival.
The Festival will provide a press agent, venue manager, lighting designer, box-office manager, and a board op.
While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. Roy Arias Studios may offer discounts on rehearsal space, at its own discretion.
There will be a tech rehearsal running 2.5 times the running time of your show, during business hours Mon. thru Wed.
All performances will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm weekdays or 11 am to 11 pm weekends.
Each show will receive at least 3 performances, probably all in the same week. Shows that sell the most tickets in advance may receive more performances.
The Festival will provide a program "wrapper": you must provide a program specific to your show, and insert it into the wrapper for distribution to your patrons.
There will be a juried award ceremony after the Festival. Last year's awards were combined with the Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards, held in Oct. 2014.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around.

I've presented a lot of Festivals, and I have a special interest in one-act plays. They're an easy, cheap, and fun way to see your work on its feet. To submit a script, send it as an attachment in ms word to: john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!


Thanks,

John Chatterton
Executive producer, Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, and Short Play Lab.

Theatre Three 19th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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Submission Guidelines:
  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted.  
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum:  8
  • Length:  40-minutes maximum.  No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.)
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.

Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2015.


Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play.  Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail.  Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left hand corner.  (No loose pages and no binders, please.)   if playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included. 

Selected plays will be presented for ten performances IN March 2016. Playwrights will receive a small stipend.

Plays should be submitted to The 19th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, THEATRE THREE, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY  11777-0512.  We do no accept electronic (e-mail) submissions).  Please do not call or stop by the theatre.
Final selection of plays will be in late 2015.

Ocean County College seeking 10-minute comedies

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Ocean County College (Toms River, NJ) is seeking 10-minute comedies for its Comic Shorts one-act festival in April, 2015.

Submission guidelines:

Limit two submissions per playwright.

Plays must have a running time of 15 minutes or less.

The simpler your setting is the better. Plays are performed in a black box with limited technical capabilities.

Must be a comedy.

There is no fee for submission or production. There are no royalty payments to authors, all plays are performed for free. If your play is chosen, you will receive a copy of the program, four complimentary tickets to be used any night of the run, and lots or appreciation.

Submit scripts in PDF format via email to:  gshaffer@ocean.edu
Please use subject line: Comic Shorts

Submissions must be received by midnight (E.S.T.) December 30, 2014

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Midwinter Madness 2015 Seeks Plays About Science

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: January 1, 2015

Dear Friend in the Theatre,

The Fifth Annual Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival is looking for plays with a special interest - Science. Plays about science have not been prominent in previous Midwinter Madness festivals, though they have flourished in its big sister, the Midtown International Theatre Festival (held in July). American education has realized it has slipped in world rankings, especially in the area of STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics). Only by making these subjects interesting and even entertaining can we catch up again, and that effort includes the time-honored role of theatre. Here are the details:
Dates for the Festival are Feb. 9 - Mar. 1, 2015.
Submission deadline is January 1, 2015. 

We are looking to expand on last year's Festival, with 2 theatres.
Plays should run 30-45 minutes or 45-60 minutes. Better short than long. The plays will be timed at tech and cannot go over.
Scripts should be submitted in standard playscript format.*
Any subject matter okay, including musicals. 

All plays must be off-book. There will be no staged readings. We have no interest in shows that require projections or other special effects. Smoke and fire are prohibited.
Production requirements must be minimal: rehearsal cubes, a table or two, some chairs (all provided by the Festival), and your own props and costumes. There is some storage during your run only.
There is a $100.00 participation fee, to pay an increased staff. Shows receive half the net (revenue from any tickets sold over 40% of the total available).
Tickets will be $15-20 depending on length of show.
Festival participants may see their own and other shows for free, seating permitting. Seating is reserved for producers, writers, and directors at their own shows. We honor press comps, by reservation. No comps may be transferred to anyone else. There are no other comps.
We prefer shows to be non-Equity. Equity showcases may be permitted under special circumstances, by prior arrangement with the Festival.
The Festival will provide a press agent, venue manager, lighting designer, box-office manager, and a board op.
While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. Roy Arias Studios may offer discounts on rehearsal space, at its own discretion.
There will be a tech rehearsal running 2.5 times the running time of your show, during business hours Mon. thru Wed.
All performances will take place from 6 pm to 11 pm weekdays or 11 am to 11 pm weekends.
Each show will receive at least 3 performances, probably all in the same week. Shows that sell the most tickets in advance may receive more performances.
The Festival will provide a program "wrapper": you must provide a program specific to your show, and insert it into the wrapper for distribution to your patrons.
There will be a juried award ceremony after the Festival. Last year's awards were combined with the Midtown International Theatre Festival Awards, held in Oct. 2014.

*12 pt Times Roman; character names in the middle on their own line; line spaces between speeches and stage directions; indented stage directions; 1" margins all around.

I've presented a lot of Festivals, and I have a special interest in one-act plays. They're an easy, cheap, and fun way to see your work on its feet. To submit a script, send it as an attachment in ms word to: john.chatterton@gmail.com. Any questions, don't hesitate to shoot me an E-mail!

Thanks,

John Chatterton
Executive producer, Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival, Midtown International Theatre Festival, and Short Play Lab

Kitchen Dog Theater New Works Festival Script Submission

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Scripts must be received by January 1, 2015 to be considered for the 2015 Festival.

Each year, Kitchen Dog Theater selects one original script to receive:
* A fully staged production (as part of our regular season – a six-week run)
* Paid travel to Dallas, TX (if necessary) to work with the Director, Cast and Crew
* Royalty stipend (amount TBD)

Six other original scripts will be selected to receive:
*A staged reading (as part of our New Works Festival)
*Each selected playwright will receive a honorarium. 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.

DO NOT EMAIL SCRIPTS. ONLY COMPLETE SCRIPTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

DEADLINE for 2015 New Works Festival: RECEIVED BY JANUARY 1, 2015

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