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Monday, May 9, 2016

GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, staged readings

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Gay Pride on June 22, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center.

  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes. 
  • Plays must have a LGBTQ theme
  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand
  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal .
Deadline Thursday, May 26, 2016, 5 pm.

No fee to submit

To Submit:
send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
put the name of your script on the subject line

For more information call 614-285-2515.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Company One submission guidelines

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Company One accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by living American writers.

We are a mission-driven theatre, and select plays for development and production based on their intersection with our guiding social and aesthetic philosophies. We welcome submissions from local and non-local writers alike.

All scripts must be submitted as pdfs, and must be accompanied by an application.


When you click the link below, you’ll be taken to the Company One submission page at LiteraryManager.org.
Type in your email address twice, as directed.
You’ll receive an email from Company One with the subject line “Please Confirm Your Email” (If you don’t receive this message, check you email client’s spam folder.)
The email will contain a link, unique to you, which will take you to the application form.


Thursday, May 5, 2016

Adirondack Theatre Festival submission guidelines

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ATF produces new and contemporary scripts of the highest caliber throughout each season. To help fulfill this mission, we welcome the opportunity to read submissions from skilled playwrights who feel their work would be a good fit at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.

If you are interested in submitting your play to be considered for future seasons at ATF, please send the following via email to Literary@ATFestival.org:
Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted)
Brief (3-5 sentence) synopsis of the play
Production history—including any readings, workshop or full productions the play has received thus far
Professional playwright resume or bio

Please note: all submissions MUST be sent electronically. Plays submitted via email can be sent either by the playwright or by a literary agent on the playwright’s behalf. Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, please allow two weeks for a response acknowledging receipt of your script. ATF does not provide dramaturgical feedback.

If you have any further questions about the submission process, please reach out to ATF’s Literary Manager, Hank Greene, at Literary@ATFestival.org.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


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

June 2 - June 30, 2016
at Manhattan Rep, 303 W.42nd St. at 8th Ave.


(And an additional 6 more performances if your play goes on to the Semi - Finals on - June 24 and June 25 and the Finals on June 29 and June 30, 2016.)

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:


by Tuesday May 10, 2016 at Midnight.
Please put “SUMMER $1500.00 CHALLENGE” 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 May 10, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Each play will be given a MINIMUM of 3 performances, with 6 more performances if the play moves on to the Semi-Finals and Finals.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $185.00 participation fee.

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

For more information log on to: http://www.manhattanrep.com/

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The First Draft at Primary Stages

Write THE FIRST DRAFT of your next play this summer at Primary Stages ESPA. You’ll receive concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page. Whether it's your first play or your hundredth, this class will give you the tools and support you need to complete your a full first draft.

Monday mornings with A. Rey Pamatmat (Writer, House Rules at Ma-Yi Theatre Company; Co-Director, Mi-Ya Writer's Lab)
Monday evenings with Bess Wohl (Writer, Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova)
Thursday evenings with Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
Sunday mornings with Edwin Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)

Not in New York? Want more flexibility? This class is also offered online!
Instructor: Michele Lowe (Writer, String of Pearls and Motherhood Out Loud at Primary Stages)

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Monday, May 2, 2016


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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.

MITF: Summer is 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 July 16 - August 7, 2016.
  • The Venue for MITF: Summer is The WorkShop Theater's Main Stage and Jewel Box Theaters, 312 W.36th Street, NYC.
  • Submission deadline is May 31, 2016. 
  • Plays must run 30-60 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 no overnight storage at the Theatre.
  • No participation fee! **
  • Union and Non-Union Shows are accepted. 
  • The Festival provides a publicist, TD, box-office manager, and a board op.
  • While the Festival provides the venue and staff, you must provide the production. 
  • There will be a tech rehearsal running 2 times the running time of your show, and will be scheduled prior to your first show.
  • Performance will take place from 11 am to 2pm weekends. 
  • Each show will receive 3 performances, probably all in the same week. 
*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.

** Please read our Festival Manual (click 'Festival Manual' on our homepage) to learn about MITF's Profit Sharing Policy (PSP) and how it may pertain to your show.

Please send scripts to john.chatterton@gmail.com

John Chatterton
Executive Producer, MITF: Spring, MITF: Summer, MITF: Fall, Short Play Lab.

March Forth Summer Reading Salon

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We here at March Forth love good stories, and without writers… well we don’t have many good stories, now do we? That is why this summer we are once again presenting our Summer Reading Salon - providing writers with a chance to have their work read and shared informally in an environment that will promote collaboration, thoughtful feedback and the building of our artistic community.

The first four Mondays in August, we will gather actors to cold read new plays for an audience of theater professionals and theater enthusiasts alongside the playwright. We'll have a glass or two of wine and discuss what we’ve just experienced. The dramaturg-led conversation will be geared towards addressing audience reactions and questions or concerns the playwright might have. This is a perfect opportunity for early-career writers or seasoned veterans looking for a supportive arena to try out their newest venture!

Summer Salon Guidelines -

- Full Length, original plays only (no musicals)

- Play must be complete at the time of submission. Revisions to submitted scripts are allowed, however incomplete texts will not be considered.

- Playwright must be able to attend the Salon (August 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd)
- All submissions materials must be provided in PDF format

- Multiple submissions accepted, however only one slot will be awarded per playwright

- Preference will be given to plays that stretch the bounds of theatrical storytelling

To be considered for our Summer Salon, please send a resume, synopsis, character breakdown and ten-page sample of the play you wish to submit to MarchForthSubmissions@gmail.com by May 15th. Please note in the body of your email which Salon date(s) you are available for.

Writers whose work is selected for further review will be asked to submit their full script no later than May 31st. Final selections will be made by June 15th.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Renegade Theatre Festival, Lansing, Michigan

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The Renegade Theatre Festival, held in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking new plays for our annual festival held in August. Going into its 11th year, Renegade is a free, completely volunteer festival that gives theaters and independent producer/writer/directors an opportunity to present works that they might not normally stage. This summer marks the seventh year of the festival featuring new, original works – Renegade N.O.W.!

We are now accepting plays in two separate categories. We will be accepting new, original works that meet the following guidelines:

New Plays #1:
Plays should be no longer than 90 minutes in length.
Have never been produced.
Can be any style/genre.

New Plays #2:
Plays written on the theme: ___________ ruined my life.
Are not longer than 15 minutes in length.
Have a cast of no more than three characters.
Have never been produced.
Can be any style/genre.
Can be fully produced using minimal setting/props/costumes.

The deadline for new play submissions is May 15th, 2016.
Plays should be sent electronically to: ptufford35@gmail.com
All scripts should be submitted electronically. Only under certain circumstances will hard copies of scripts be accepted through the mail. Please feel free to email me with any questions at the above email address.

Please include your name, address, phone and email address with your submission. Playwrights should also include a brief synopsis of their play that can be used in promotional material as well as a short bio. Playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by late June.

Selected plays will be seen by as many as 2,000 festival goers as well as professional, community and educational theatre representatives. Highlights from previous festivals have included performances of comedy, drama, musicals, children’s theatre, performance art, readings of new works by local playwrights, spoken word and improvisation.

Playwrights Realm Fellowship

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The Writing Fellows Program is at the heart of what we do: helping writers write. Four early-career playwrights will receive nine months of resources, workshops and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals. Over the course of the season, Fellows develop a single new play. Monthly group meetings provide a collaborative, energizing setting for writers to share and refine their work. Individual meetings with the Realm’s Artistic Director and Literary Director support each writer’s specific artistic process. Fellows work with a director, design consultant, and actors over the course of two workshops to see their work come to life. Professional development resources are also an integral part of the program and are tailored to the individual group of Writing Fellows. Mentor opportunities, meet-and-greets, and professional workshops shed light on the often opaque business of theatre, and empower the Fellows to be active, informed participants in their own careers. The Writing Fellows season culminates in a public reading of each fellowship play as part of our INK’D Festival of New Plays.

What We're Looking For

Above all, we look for dedicated early-career writers who crave a long-term, rigorous development process. We value intellectual curiosity, imagination and bravery. We love plays with evocative language, plays that contemplate big, unanswerable questions, plays that embrace the complexity of life, and demonstrate an understanding of the possibilities of dramatic storytelling.

Writing Fellows Receive...

$3,000 Award
A monthly Writers Group
Internal workshop
Professional Development Opportunities
A public reading in our INK'D Festival
Access to all our resources: borrow our wi-fi, camp out in our conference room, use our stickies
The occasional hug

Program Criteria

• Playwrights must be able to attend meetings and workshops in New York City on a twice-monthly basis from September 2016 through May 2017.

• Playwrights should identify as early-career.

• Those enrolled in an MFA program during the span of fellowship are not eligible.

• Plays to be considered for the fellowship should be complete drafts (minimum 60 pages) at a stage of development that would benefit from a nine-month rewriting and workshop process. Plays should have no commitments to other theaters that will limit their development with The Playwrights Realm.

• Plays going through another similar development process simultaneously, or that have had a production outside of an academic environment, are not eligible.

• We are not looking for solo performance projects at this time.

Writing Fellows Application Components

• Completed application form.

• Theatrical résumé listing all academic credentials and professional productions

• Full draft (minimum 60 pages) of the play that you wish to develop as a Playwrights Realm Writing Fellow in PDF format. The script must be submitted in PDF format with your name and the play title on a cover page.

• A professional reference with contact information, or a signed letter of recommendation from a teacher or theater professional (optional).

Have questions? Email: writingfellows@playwrightsrealm.org

All applications must be submitted electronically by May 15, 2016, 11:59PM EST. Finalists for the program will be interviewed in Summer 2016, and final selections will be announced by September 2016.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

NEXT ACT! Play Submissions

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Capital Repertory, Albany, NY Announces Next Act! New Play Summit 5

Next Act! celebrating its five year anniversary, is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s continued commitment to the development of new work. At the same time, the weekend long summit is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. The summits directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” Next Act! New Play Summit 5 takes place October 21 - 24, 2016 and will feature readings of four never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

As in years past, the theatre is devoted to finding a play that can be produced in an upcoming season. Evidence of this devotion can be found in theREP’s productions of Suzanne Bradbeer’s The God Game (2015) and Naked Influence (2016), Sherry Kramer’s How Water Behaves (2015), and the 2017 production of Assisted Loving by Bob Morris, all of which started at Next Act.

Accepting full length plays only.

Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.

Comedy and Drama welcome!


Eligible plays can not have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than 7 characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.)

Plays previously submitted to Next Act will not be considered for this years’ Summit.

Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Sunday May 1, 2016


Plays: Playwrights should submit, as a single Microsoft word or single PDF file attachment, a short one-paragraph synopsis – that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; character descriptions and the first 10 pages (and only the first ten pages) of their play. Submission documents should be void of playwright’s name and contact information.

Submissions that do not conform to the guidelines stipulated will not be accepted.

Email your submission to nextact@capitalrep.org with 2016 SUBMISSION in the subject line. OR submit play here.

A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.

Electronic submissions preferred.


Playwrights selected for the summit will be notified by the end of August.

Three plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual 4-day summit, which takes place October 21 – 24, 2016.

Capital Rep is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

Left Coast Theatre Co. seeks LGBTQ short plays

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LCTC’s fall show is ripped straight from the headlines! From true stories to tabloid trash, unexpected heroes to alien abductions, we need you to find the most amazing, crazy, outlandish true-ish stories that ever made it to print and give them an LGBT twist. Whether your go-to source is the NY Times or the National Enquirer, we want the unusual. We want to be surprised. We appreciate humor, but that doesn’t only mean light-hearted and campy. Feel free to go dark, get serious, and bend genre lines. Stories are due on my desk by May 1, 2016. Chosen writers will receive a small stipend.

What are we looking for? LGBTQ themed shorts, 10-15 minutes in length, which include one or more LGBTQ characters present and included within the plot/storyline. Plots with distinctly LGBTQ themes/situations are highly encouraged.

When is the deadline? Submissions are due May 1, 2016

How should I submit my work? Please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Title page which includes title of piece; name of playwright, contact information and mailing address; character names with brief descriptions of ages and appearance.
  • Play synopsis on Page 2, which must include: 
  • Names and brief descriptions of main characters
  • Main story arc or plot
  • Connection to theme
  • Categorization: comedy, black comedy, drama, tragedy, etc.
  • The synopsis must be 500 words or less
  • The body of the play must be blind– no identifying information about the playwright of any kind. Numbered pages, please.
  • Plays must be no longer than 15 pages, or read no longer than 15 minutes. No full-length plays or one acts.
  • Plays longer than requested or that do not meet the production theme or submitted without synopsis will not be read.
  • Please note we are not accepting submissions for musicals at this time, so we will be unable to read any if they are submitted.
  • Shows are produced on a small budget, elaborate sets, scene changes, costumes, or excessive props will greatly affect chances of getting produced.
Where do I submit? Please submit your play as a PDF to: submissions@lctc-sf.org

Please be aware that failure to follow these guidelines may prevent your submission for consideration. If you have any questions, please send them to: INFO@lctc-sf.org

Celebration Barn Theater Residency

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Celebration Barn is an incubator for physical theater with an emphasis on collaborative process. Residencies provide artists a retreat from daily demands, allowing them to fully immerse themselves in creating and refining work. Located in the beautiful countryside of western Maine, Celebration Barn’s 44 year history fuels a super-charged atmosphere that encourages artists to play on their creative edge, to be nurtured and challenged by collaborators, and to launch performance in new directions.

Thanks to generous support from the Nolan Family Foundation, the program, including our meal plan, is free for all participants!

Dates: The August Show Incubation Residency will run from August 15-22, 2016.

Who is eligible: Individual artists (age 18+ and at any stage of their career) working with a director/production team and ensembles (with up to 8 members) are encouraged to apply. Accommodations are only provided for those who are creative participants in the project. Up to 3 artists/ensembles may be in residency at one time, depending on the needs of applicants.

Expenses paid by artists: Travel and Bedding

Resources provided by Celebration Barn:
  • Private on-site accommodations in single or double-occupancy rooms (for participating artists only; singles as available)
  • Delicious, healthy lunches and dinners prepared in buffet style, always with a vegetarian option
  • 30’x22’ rehearsal studio
  • A shared well-equipped kitchen for breakfast preparation (with industrial fridge, two ovens, two sinks and lots of prep space) and bathrooms
  • Shared use of 20’ x 25’ stage with 17’ ceiling height
  • Opportunity to share work and process with other artists
  • Limited tech support. Be sure to include specific technical requirements in application.
  • Wi-fi access
  • 11 acres of lush, private fields and forests with amenities including a fire pit, volleyball court, horseshoe pit, and laying hens
  • The beautiful historic Paris Hill neighborhood within walking distance
  • Local amenities include a large grocery store, public lake access, food co-op, fine dining, and a fantastic cafe, and are within a 15 minute drive in near by villages of South Paris, Norway and Oxford.
  • One hour from the closest major airport in Portland (PWM). Feel free to share your travel itinerary with us to see if any ride-share opportunities may be available. Otherwise, we recommend Oxford Hills Taxi (207) 743-7963 for transportation between the airport or bus station and Celebration Barn.

Expectations of the artist:
  • Present informal work-in-progress at end of residency
  • Help maintain a clean live-work space
  • Provide written report describing how this residency served to advance work
  • Agreement to provide Celebration Barn visibility on artist’s website, in program for final production, or in other ways (to be agreed on prior to start of residency)

Applications are due May 1, 2016. There is no fee to apply. Notification will go out May 7. To apply, please fill out the application.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Studio Players seeks 10-minute plays

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Accepting submissions for the 2016 10-Minute Play Festival

Studio Players, Kentucky’s Oldest Community-Involved Theater, located in Lexington, is proud to announce their 3rd Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, to be performed in July 2016. We are looking for 7 strong, entertaining plays to feature so, once again, we are holding a competition. This competition is for 10-minute plays only; it is open to any playwright. The judges will be members of the Studio Players theater community: board members, directors and patrons. The rules are simple and are as follows:

1. Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.
2. The play must be a 10 minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long).
3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10 page script.
4. To be considered, each script must be received by April 30th.
5. The contest is open to the first 150 entries received.
6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts.
That's it! The top 7 scripts (as determined by the judges) will be performed by active members of the Bluegrass theater community. Each play will be a fully realized, staged production; each performance showing all winning scripts. The 7 Selected playwrights will each receive $200 in prize money.

All entries should be sent to: sweftdart@yahoo.com with "10-min play fest" in the header

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Discount tickets: Lama Theater Company: Fest of The Best

Join us for the Lama Theater Company "Fest of the Best" at Kraine Theater this weekend! 

A three day festival of original, new plays, poems, and songs written by artists from around the world, selected from Lama’s cold reading series, The Monthly Question.
  • Tonight 4/28 @7pm
  • Friday 4/29 @7pm
  • Saturday 4/30 @3pm
  • Saturday4/30 @7pm

$3 off all tickets with discount code: Lama

Grünewald Guild Residency

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The Program

who can be a resident artist?

Residencies are available to individuals at all levels of artistic development who are prepared to work independently and whose artistic processes can be successfully supported by the Guild’s studio facilities. Residents must be 18 or older at the start of the residency.

when are residencies offered?

Residencies typically last from 3 weeks - 3 months, and may be scheduled anytime between September 1 and May 31.

how are residencies structured?

Volunteer-based residencies provide artists with lodging, meals, & studio space in exchange for part-time volunteer service to the Guild. These residencies are based on the quality of the applicant’s work and the relevancy of skills they offer the Guild community. Artists in residence commit to spending a minimum of 20 hours/week in the studio working on their own projects, as well as 15-20 hours/week in volunteer service to the Guild community. Resident artists are invited to participate in the Guild's monthly community art group as well as any Guild programming taking place during the residency period.

where do resident artists live?

Most artists in residence are housed in the library dorm, but housing availability varies based on the ever-changing community of the Guild. Unfortunately we are not able to provide housing for residents' partners, dependent children, or pets.

Ready to Apply?

Upcoming application deadlines are as follows:

Applications for Fall 2016 [dates from Sept. 1 - Dec. 15] are due April 30, 2016.

Questions? Please contact the Art Program Coordinator, Sarah Jane: sarahjane (at) grunewaldguild (dot) com


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Can you write an 8 minute play about the USA Presidential Elections before 14th May 2016?

Worldwide Submissions Wanted. 8 minute plays and 3 minute monologues

Prize: Top ten plays will be performed in the Hollywood Fringe Theatre Festival in June 2016.

Submission guidelines:

No longer than 8 Minutes. ( Monologues no longer than 3 minutes).

Limit 3 plays per writer. Limit 3 monologues. Think Play, not skit.
Non-Partisan. Not limited to 2016. Remember Al Smith, Al Gore, Al Landan, Ike, Ralph Nader, 1776, etc.,etc.

No email/computer submissions. One page bio

Deadline: Sat 14th May 2016.

Contact: John O'Donnell scribblerusa @ yahoo. mail plays/monologues to :

Hollywood Scribbler Theatre. Literary dept.
P. O. Box 291460
Los Angeles Ca. 90029. USA.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Accepting plays and musicals for online publication

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Infinity Stage (www.InfinityStage.com) is accepting plays and musicals of any length for a non-exclusive online publishing deal. There are no fees to the playwright and no restrictions or demands. You may still pursue any avenue open to you for production or publication. The only thing we ask for is 15% of royalties to help offset the cost of marketing, but only for those opportunities generated from this site. You don't even have to give us a "shout out" in future productions.

Just send a 10-page excerpt (less for shorter works) and the complete script, preferably each in both PDF and word files. For musicals, please also send mp3s or links to at least 3 songs. If you have cover art, please also send that as JPG file. Send all to mistercomposer@gmail.com.

Brelby Theater Company seeks scripts

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In line with our mission, Brelby believes in fostering an environment where aspiring playwrights can see their works come to fruition. Every Brelby main stage season includes at least one world premiere production.

Our Studio Series spotlights three playwrights each season, by producing their works in a stripped down black box setting. We focus on the text itself, to give voice to the playwright. We’re proud to have featured works by several local playwrights.

We are always accepting submissions from interested playwrights. We don’t believe in charging a submission fee. So send us your plays, and be sure to include a quick synopsis, a resume and/or bio, and anything else that you might feel is pertinent for us to know. Email your scripts to SubmissionsOnly@brelby.com.

The submission deadline to be considered for our 2017 season is April 30, 2016.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Summer Playwriting Classes at ESPA!

Summer 2016 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! We're thrilled to announce this semester’s lineup of opportunities in our writing, acting, and directing departments. Some of the fantastic writing offerings include:

Monday mornings with A. Rey Pamatmat (Writer, House Rules at Ma-Yi Theatre Company; Co-Director, Mi-Ya Writer's Lab)
Monday evenings with Bess Wohl (Writer, Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova)
Thursdays with Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
Sundays with Edwin Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)

Tuesdays with Josh Hecht (Director, Christine Jorgensen Reveals at New World Stages)
Thursdays with Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)

Led by an all-star team of power players, self-pitching gurus, and business specialists, this class is designed for those of you who have a project ready and need the tips and tricks to package yourself.

What is it you want to say with that play? What perspective do you bring to the piece to make it uniquely yours? And, most importantly, why are you working on it in the first place?

Break down the traditional barriers between actor/director/writer and challenge yourself to become a better collaborator in the room.

This class will guide you through the process of preparing a television treatment primed for pitching. This class meets twice a week to emulate the real-world scenario of turning around a pitch.

Take an in-depth look at how to excite your audience with a hero who is challenged along a meaningful journey and proceed through your second act with two principles in mind: how your hero needs to be tested, and how your audience empathizes and delights in the hero’s process.

Sometimes it’s inevitable: writers just get stuck. This class is designed to bypass intellect, harness spontaneity, and get those emotions flowing, so you can get words on the page.

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere. For a full list of classes, including workshops and Online Classes visit http://primarystages.org/ESPA. Classes begin in June. Start and end dates vary.

ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition: http://primarystages.org/espa/payment-plans. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Embassy of Foreign Artists Residency

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REPUBLIC AND CANTON OF GENEVA Public education, culture and sport department Service cantonal de la culture

Terms and rules
Grant and residency 2017 for a foreign artist in Geneva


The Republic and Canton of Geneva, in association with Laps association, founded the Embassy of Foreign Artists - residency for foreign artists, located in the "Praille- Acacias-Vernets" area in 2012.

Under the name Embassy of Foreign Artists and with the participation of foreign creators, local artists and cultural institutions in Geneva, this project aims to create an interactive network that will encourage the development of new approaches and reflection on contemporary urban development


The stay provides:

- A private room as well as a working space and access to common areas shared with other residents;

- A residency of three or six months (the desired length of stay must be specified on the Application Questionnaire);

- A grant of 1200.- Swiss francs per month for the length of the stay.


Candidates must respond to the following criteria:

The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designer or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply;

Be in possession of a wide range of creations, publications and performances at a professional level;

Not be currently registered in a basic artistic training course;

Not be from or living in Geneva/Geneva region;

Speak one of the following languages: French, English or German.

Accept and agree to pay costs related to their travel and artistic production.


1. Your document in PDF format, max. 15 pages including all documents required below:

A cover letter

Description of the project to be developed in Geneva

Portfolio of recent work

Recent CV

Copy of valid ID or passport

2. Application form
The application questionnaire must be fully completed with Acrobat reader.


A jury will select Grant beneficiaries. Candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision by beginning of July 2016. It is not possible to appeal the jury's decision.

Allocation of the grant and residency are dependent on the obtainment by the candidate of a residence permit for Switzerland and proof of insurance covering medical assistance and accidents on Swiss territory during the period of stay in Geneva.


Application – document and application form - must be sent
until the 30th April 2016 at midnight, local time (CET), to the following address: residence@eofa.ch

Only complete applications sent before the deadline will be acknowledged.

Madeleine Amsler et Richard Le Quellec
Embassy of Foreign Artists
Résidence et hébergement pour artistes étrangers Rue Subilia, 45

1227 Carouge / Suisse


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