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Monday, July 11, 2016

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10 Minute play Contest

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Seeking fully produced, (cast, didrected and ready to be performed by Mid-August)
10 minute (or under) 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10 Minute play Contest.
$250 prize for best 10 minute play production.

August 17 - 24, 2016 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

Each 10 minute or less play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances and 2 more performances if your play production goes on to the Finals.

To submit your 10 minute or less play production please email:

The complete script of the 10 minute or less play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements,
the play's 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 Friday July 29, 2016.
Please put “10 Minute Play Contest August 2016” in the subject heading. 
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, 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 July 29, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

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

Voting will be done by audience ballot with graduated voting of each of the audience members 4 favorite plays. There is NO raising of the hands, or a "Panel of Experts?” like at some other play contests across the country. The voting is solely crowd-sourced and works incredibly well.

Once accepted, there will be a $30 commitment fee.
For more information, please log on to: http://www.manhattanrep.com/

Discount tickets: HYSTERICAL

Hysterical: Tormented Stand-Up Comic Drifts Between Fantasy & Reality

“Being happy and being funny… got nothin’ to do with each other.”

Bobby Sharp is a veteran stand-up comedian who's made a career working the Vegas casinos. Years of telling corny jokes to an unending parade of tourists, retirees and compulsive gamblers has landed him in a mental hospital with a nervous breakdown, where he visits with people from his past, his present and his imagination as he tries to reconcile the difference between being funny and being happy.

Written by Jim Geoghan, Emmy-nominated executive producer of Disney Channel's "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody", Hysterical was chosen out of more than 100 plays as T. Schreiber's 2016 New Works Project. This workshop production debuts at the T. Schreiber Studio in New York City.


July 13 to July 23, 2016

Wed-Sat at 8:00 PM (plus free stand-up comedy pre-show on July 15,16, 22, & 23 at 7:30pm)

T. Schreiber Theatre’s Gloria Maddox Theatre

151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor

$15 general admission; $25 reserved seating

50% off promo code for NYCPlaywrights members. 
Type the code “Hysterical4Playwrights” to receive tickets for $7.50 (regularly $15).

For tickets: TinyURL.com/TSSHysterical (also: https://m.ovationtix.com/pr/959516)

Box office: 212-741-0209 | www.tschreiber.org/hysterical

Runs 1.5 hours plus intermission.


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When Are New Applications Accepted?
The 2016-2017 submissions window opens on Wednesday, July 6st at 10am (EST) and closes on Wednesday, August 3rd at 5pm (EST). Once the window closes, we will not process any more applications or allow modifications. New Dramatists staff reviews submissions for completeness in the order they are received, so it is in your best interest to submit well before the deadline. All U.S. citizens are eligible to apply for residency, if they are able to meet the submission requirements.

How Does the Selection Process Work?
PANELISTS: Over the course of nine months, from September to May, a seven-person panel, comprised of New Dramatists’ current resident writers, alumni, and outside theatre professionals, read the submissions. During the first stage of review, an alumni volunteer group may assist the panel in reviewing submissions. The panel is completely different every year. Special efforts are made to balance the panel in terms of aesthetic sensibilities, gender, race, and age, as diversity is crucial to the adjudication process. The only people who know the panel members’ identities are the New Dramatists’ admissions staff.

CIRCULATION: All applicants submit two full-length works and designate an “A” play and a “B” play. All “A” plays are read. As applicants advance through the process, their “B” plays are read. For the Initial Round, reading is blind, i.e. applicant names are not attached to the plays being read. In the Semi-Final and Final Round, names are disclosed to the readers. (In addition, the full applicant list is distributed to the current resident company after the submission window closes. Each resident playwright has the option to recommend one applicant who is guaranteed to have both the “A” and “B” plays read by different readers. This does not impact the applicant’s status.)

DECISION-MAKING: The panel meets three times between January and May to discuss the plays and by consensus, winnow the list of applicants and ultimately determine the incoming group.

NOTIFICATION: Status notifications are sent on a rolling basis: the first round of letters goes out in January/February, the second round of letters goes out in March/April, and the final round of letters goes out in May. Writers who are accepted into New Dramatists are notified in May. If your mailing address and/or other contact information changes, please notify admissions@newdramatists.org

What and How to Submit?

 To Begin Your Application, visit http://newdramatists.org/how/apply-residency and click on “Begin

Application.” You will be prompted to create an online account and to verify your citizenship status. You will be able to return to your saved application to continue working until you complete the final tab and click “submit”, at which point you will no longer have access.

 Enter a Statement of Intent the equivalent length of a one-page letter, responding to the following question: New Dramatists was founded on the premise that writers are one another’s greatest resource. If granted a New Dramatists residency, what do you see as the benefits of developing your work in the company of other playwrights? For national applicants (outside New York), please include how you envision participating in a community of playwrights from where you live.


 Upload or Enter a Copy of Your Current Playwright/Artistic Bio, Resume, or CV

 Upload a Stand-Alone Title Page for each play that includes your full name and contact information in the document.

 Upload “Blind Copies” of Two Original Full-Length Works (Plays and/or Libretti-books of musicals) Each submission must be a single work that constitutes a full evening of theatre. For example, a 90- minute play without an intermission is a full-length work.

Please do not put any identifying information in the script documents or in the file names or file descriptors (Acrobat DC users, take special care). Identifying information includes: your name, contact information, theatres that have workshopped or produced your plays, your agent, special thanks, actors/production crew involved, etc.

Every script page must be numbered.
Every script page must include the play’s title.

Supplemental Materials – You may submit music samples to accompany a libretto in order to showcase the style and tone of the larger work. Please do not submit music in place of the book, and please note past admissions committees have often found libretti less competitive than plays. In response to feedback, we are creating a new form this year for uploading music samples. You will be able to submit up to 5 tracks. Please email admissions@newdramatists.org if you need assistance.

Format Notes: Text can be entered directly into the fields in the application or cut-and-pasted. Formatting such as italics or boldface will drop out. We strongly encourage you to submit your uploaded materials as PDFs. We will also accept the following formats: .txt, .doc, .docx, .rtf

North Park Playwright Festival 2016

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Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people. Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival. We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival. We don't have space for large casts.

2. We request new work. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places. Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time.

3. We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work.

4. Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival. It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense. The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them.

5. Most subject matter is OK. We don't do nudity or off color humor.

6. We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater. Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director. We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email. Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive. Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form. There is no charge to enter.

7. Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2016. Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs. We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

8. Send only one script. Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.

General information:

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play). We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden
North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
2031 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104

Saturday, July 9, 2016


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"MAIN CHARACTER SERIES" Seeking submissions for four different plays.

​Each play has to be 12-20 pages long and the protagonist has to be one of the following:

PLAY 1: Transgender. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Curated by: Laura Hooper.

PLAY 2: Someone who doesn't know that they are in a cult. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Curated by: Christopher Heard.

PLAY 3: A sesquipedalian. Deadline: June 29, 2016. Curated by: Frankie Delessio.

PLAY 4: Someone getting dressed for the occasion. Deadline: June 29, 2016. Curated by: Elaine Carberry.

"TITLE SERIES" Seeking submissions for four different plays.

Each play has to be 12-20 pages long and has to pertain to the following titles:

PLAY 1: "Wet Dreams." Deadline: July 6, 2016. Curated by: Ines Choucino Storani and Juana Zavalia.

PLAY 2: "Group Therapy." Deadline: July 6, 2016.

PLAY 3: "Bernie Sanders." Deadline: July 20, 2016.

PLAY 4: "The Octogenarians." Deadline: July 20, 2016.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sound Bites 4.0 Accepting Submissions

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Theatre Now New York has announced that it is now accepting submissions for the Sound Bites 4.0 musical theatre festival. The festival offers composers, lyricists and librettists the opportunity to showcase their work in front of musical theatre enthusiasts and industry professionals. The selected scripts will be presented live onstage in New York as well as compete for festival awards and for the chance to receive further development.

Free submissions can only be made by visiting the following link:

For additional information and submission guidelines please visit their website at www.tnny.org/soundbites.

For more information on Theatre Now New York visit their website at www.tnny.org.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Free reading in New Jersey: UNBOUND

Written by William E. Spear
Directed by Karen Osinski Abbatiello and William E. Spear

UNBOUND is the story of Doctor Frances Victor, who spent five years working on her Geneto-Kinetiscope for perfecting human DNA. When her invention, and her life, are threatened by The Stranger, she begins to understand the costs and implications of perfection. It is an interpretation FRANKENSTEIN, featuring a female antagonist and protagonist, and written for a contemporary setting.

A reading of the play, free and open to the public. No reservations necessary

Date: Saturday August  20, 2016
Time 7:30 PM
Location: Somerset Valley Players; 689 Amwell Road (Rte 514); Hillsborough, NJ 08844-3317
Somerset Valley Players web site: http://www.svptheatre.org
Somerset Valley Players proudly notes "The Theater is Wheelchair Accessible and Barrier-Free."

The Amoralists Residency

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The Amoralists, now in our 10th season, are excited to host the second year of ‘Wright Club, a community of playwrights focused on strengthening our craft as theatre makers.

During their one year residency in 'Wright Club, each club author creates two new one-act plays in a workshop production process modeled on The Amoralists' method. These plays are presented to the public in “dangerously” staged readings at the bi-monthly public forum we call ‘Wright Night, and they are followed by a daring conversation wherein authors speak openly about their work, exploring the successes and shortcomings of the plays.

Between these public presentations, ‘Wright Club authors attend meet-ups and workshops twice per month where they engage in peer support, artistic activities, and discussion groups lead by cross-disciplinary artists ranging from emerging and mid-career artists to established professionals.

‘Authors leave the program with two new plays, a bevy of new collaborators, and a new way of seeing themselves and their processes. 'Wright Club’s foremost emphasis is the development of the playwright as theatremaker. There are no dues or fees for 'Wright Club.


‘Wright Club playwrights must:
a) have not received a production larger than an Actors' Equity Showcase code in New York City,
b) attend bi-weekly meetings in New York City, missing no more than 3 meet-ups during the year,
c) attend all ‘Wright Nights, the bi-monthly public presentations, and
d) be courageous.


Deadline is 11:59pm, July 17, 2016.


Submit the following materials in .pdf or Word .doc to WrightClubNYC@gmail.com :

1) Playwright resume, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST NAME _Resume)
2) A One-act play of 30 pages or less, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST_1-act)
3) A full-length play, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST_Fullplay)
4) A letter telling us why you write plays, 1-page max, (file name: LAST NAME, FIRST_Letter)

Subject of the email should be: "Applicant [name]". You will receive confirmation that we have received your materials within 48 hours of submission.


Finalists will be contacted by August 1st to schedule an in-person interview. Interviews will take place the first week of August.

The first ‘Wright Club meetup is in Mid-September. Meetups will be scheduled to accommodate all the authors avails, but once set, will be consistent for the year.

If you have any questions, please email us at WrightClubNYC@gmail.com

And thank you for your art!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016


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July 26 - August 27, 2016 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. NYC

We are seeking fully produced
(Cast, directed and ready to be performed by Late July/August)
SHORT ONE ACT MUSICALS (7 - 30 minutes)
and SHORT ONE ACT PLAYS (7- 30 minutes)

EACH MUSICAL OR PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF 2 PERFORMANCES at our theatre on 42nd St. - more if there is demand.

To submit your one act play production or musical please email:
The complete play or book of the musical,
sample song from the musical - link or music file,
a synopsis of the play or musical,
the running time of the show,
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 July 25, 2016 at Midnight.

Please put “SUMMER SHORTS” 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 July 25, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots.

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

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

Once accepted, there will be a $30 Commitment fee.

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

The Players Follies Play Reading Festival

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The Players Follies Group (a 55 and older theatre troupe) will be producing a Senior Play Reading Festival November 19 & 20, 2016. The festival coordinator is looking for 1 to 10 minute non-published plays to be performed in The Players Backstage Theatre. Plays are being accepted now through July 29, 2016. Local theatre artist Cinda Goeken will coordinate and lead the event. A committee of judges will select the plays to be presented in a “Reader’s Theater“ style. The theme for this season is “The Fabric of our Lives”. Plays should be sent to The Players, 838 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota FL. 34236. Attention FOLLIES Play Reading Festival. There is no remuneration if a play is chosen as a part of the series. A complete listing of the winning plays will be posted on the Players website by August 31st, 2016. Non-chosen entries will not be notified.

  • Plays should be 1 minute to 10 minutes in length.
  • Playwrights should be aware the Players Follies is a 55 and older theatrical troupe.
  • Maximum number of performers needed to produce the play is 8. Playwrights are asked to delineate if there are multiple roles that can be doubled. 
  • Manuscripts must be typed and bound, with playwrights’ biographies included. 
  • No evaluations will be rendered with any rejected entries.
  • Author may submit a maximum of 3 scripts. 
  • Published plays are not eligible.
  • Musicals are not accepted.

Submit one hard copy to: “The Players Follies Reading Festival”, 
The Players, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34236.
Postmark deadline is July 29, 2016. 
No submissions will be accepted past that date.
Winning selections

A full presentation of plays will be chosen to be read in front of a paying audience on The Players Backstage Theatre November 19 & 20 2016. The chosen plays will be announced via The Players website by August 31, 2016.

Winning Playwrights will be notified by August 26th, 2016.

Plays not following proper guidelines or meeting the requirements will be disqualified.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Paragon Journal wants your play

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Since we already have a couple issues already out and circulating around the internet, we are currently looking for submissions for our third issue. In the upcoming issue, we are looking for your best play or scene from a play.

The Paragon Journal is an online literary publication that is currently looking for submissions. We are interested in fiction, creative non-fictions, poetry, and visual art created by people between the ages of all ages (which means that you can be as young as 13 and above). If you have a piece that you don’t think fits into on of our categories, don’t worry, you can still send it in! We will find a good home for it. Submissions are open year-round, but the deadline for the third issue is June 17th, 2016. We are going to have a complete on-line magazine, so if you do get published you can send the link to all of your friends.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

PLAY DATE: SUMMER 2016 - seeking female playwrights

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Deadline is July 10, 2016
@ The Access Theater NYC

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. is seeking submissions for PLAY DATE: SUMMER 2016. Our inaugural PLAY DATE program will feature previously unproduced works by female playwrights. Each playwright will be provided with up to four hours of free rehearsal space and the opportunity to showcase their work in a public reading on August 2nd, 2016 at the Access


Who is eligible to apply?

Female playwrights the in NYC area. All submissions must be previously unproduced and run between 60 and 120 minutes.

Visit http://tinyurl.com/zpfhhbs to submit your application.

How is the PLAY DATE program structured?

Selected playwrights will receive 4 hours of free rehearsal space at Access Theater. There are four rehearsal slots:

Fri July 29th 2016 10am –2pm

Fri July 29th 2016 2pm–6pm

Mon August 1st 2016 10am–2pm

Mon August 1st 2016 2pm–6pm

Playwrights will be allotted 2.5 hours for their reading at The Access Theater. The performance slots are:

August 2nd, 2016 12pm–2:30pm

August 2nd, 2016 2:30–5pm

August 2nd, 2016 5pm–7:30pm

August 2nd, 2016 7:30–10pm

Playwrights will have the opportunity to indicate their rehearsal/performance time availability on the PLAY DATE application. Sylvie Mae Baldwin, Managing Director of OUTLIERS Theatre Co. and playwright of skinny crazy small, is available to conduct a mediated talkback if desired.

What’s provided?

Your reading and rehearsal will take place on the set of OUTLIERS Theatre Co.’s production of THE MAIDS. You will have access to chairs for your actors and our fixed audience seating (max 40 guests).

How does ticketing work?

OUTLIERS Theatre Co. will manage all ticketing for PLAY DATE: SUMMER 2016. Patrons will be able to reserve their free, general admission tickets through the OUTLIERS Theatre Co. online box office once our PLAY DATE event goes live.

Need more information? Please don’t hesitate to contact us!

info@outlierstheatreco.org • www.outlierstheatreco.org

The mission of OUTLIERS Theatre Co. is to entertain and engage our audiences with programming built around Immediacy, Community, and Refusal.

Wordsmyth Play Reading Series

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Wordsmyth Theater is now accepting One Act or Two Act plays for our New Play Reading Series for 2017. Six plays will be selected, with one slot reserved for a Houston, TX playwright and another slot reserved for a bilingual play — any language. Each selected playwright will be paired with a director and cast. The play will then be read in front of an audience and the audience will be invited to stay after for a moderated discussion of the play.

Submissions must meet the following criteria:
1. Play must not have been produced.
2. Play must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.
3. Submission must be received on or before midnight July 5, 2016.
4. Submission must be a minimum of 40 pages long and have a minimum run time of 40 minutes.
5. Submission must be in .doc, .pdf or .rtf format.
6. There should be no playwright identifiers anywhere on the script.
7. Only one play per playwright per submission period.
8. No musicals, children’s plays, or one-person plays.

Thank you!

Please fill out form and then upload your play through the submit button.

For problems or questions, email elizabeth@wordsmyththeater.org.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Call for original short Halloween plays by tri-state area writers

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South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short (20 minutes or less), original, HALLOWEEN-themed one-act plays for its Tri-State Theatre Festival: Halloween Edition. The event will take place October 21-23, 2016 in Spring Lake, NJ.

This event is an offshoot of SSPs popular Tri-State Theater Festival, and will serve as an artistic fundraiser. All proceeds go to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for the 2016-17 season… and beyond.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic & dramatic Halloween-themed short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be Halloween-themed, which includes, but is not limited to, plays about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, headless horsemen…pretty much anything and everything Halloween… however all plays must be family-friendly, PG-rated.

Plays must be 20 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 20 pages will be declined for consideration.

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

Deadline: July 3, 2016, 11:59pm.
For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Friday, July 1, 2016


Seeking fully produced one act plays
(cast, directed and ready to perform by late July, early August)
11 minutes to 20 minutes in length for
July 25 - August 12, 2016
at Manhattan Rep, 303 W.42nd St.


(And an additional 4 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS - August 11 & August 12, 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 July 5, 2016 at Midnight.
Please put “Summer 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 July 5, 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 4 more performances if the play moves on to the finals.

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

Once accepted, there will be a $155.00 participation fee.

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

CAP21 submission guidelines

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Materials for consideration must not be optioned, published, or produced in New York City.

All submissions MUST include the following information:
Cover Letter
Writer(s) resume(s)
Writer(s) Bio
Story Synopsis
Development/Production history (if applicable)
Full Libretto (no score)
MP3/Dropbox/CD of selected songs

Please Send All Submissions to:
CAP21 – Literary Department
18 West 18th Street, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10011

Please Note: Submission Materials will not be returned. CAP21 will be in contact by phone or e-mail only if it can offer an opportunity or residency for the development of the project.

Monday, June 27, 2016

LILA's 2016-17 Season Script Submissions Wanted

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Call for script SUBMISSIONS
for LILA's 2016-17 season.

Theatre LILA, an Equity theatre company in Madison WI, is accepting submissions from playwrights and poets for our upcoming original work entitled The BED: a Theatre LILA invention. We are seeking short scenes ranging from five minutes to maximum of thirty minutes. We will not be accepting monologues. We are also seeking all styles of poetry, spoken word and original songs.

Writers should know that the entire scene will be set around a large four poster bed. Submitted works must revolve around this set piece only plus props. This is a highly theatrical play-space and we encourage artists to consider LILA’s style of storytelling (see our portfolio at www.theatrelila.com) when submitting. Previously produced works may be submitted.

Your cast may not exceed 8 actors. We are a company dedicated to presenting plays that represent our community and are seeking a diverse collection of voices from all cultural backgrounds, races and ages. We love to get inventive and say ‘YES’ so we encourage you to be fearless in your ideas.

All selected scripts will be combined to create the world premiere of The BED. This collage-like production will be produced by Theatre LILA in March, 2017. Writers will receive a small stipend, a pair of complimentary tickets to the production and acknowledgement in press, website and playbill materials.

Submissions are DUE JULY 10th, 2016. 

 Please email your submission in a PDF format to theatrelila@gmail.com. Subject line should read ‘The BED-(your last name)’

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Short Attention Span Theatre V: KILLER INSTINCT

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Short Attention Span Theatre V: KILLER INSTINCT is accepting submissions!

What would you do to get what you want; what depths would you sink to or heights would you rise? What—or who—would you kill for? What would it take to make you embrace your killer instinct?

Fury Theatre is looking for new short plays concerning the topic “Killer Instinct” for our SAST V production in our 2016/2017 season. Submissions should be 15-30 minutes in length and have uncomplicated sets (minimal set changes) and a small to medium (1-7 actors) cast.

Email submissions to newplays@furytheatre.org by July 1st, 2016.

Six (6) pieces will be chosen.

Please submit plays in the following format:

• Submitted as a PDF (no hard copies or Word docs, please)

• Page 1: cover page with play title and playwright information

• Page 2: brief synopsis of play (200-word maximum) and cast list that includes each character’s name/age.

• Pages numbered.

Production Details:

Performances: September 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Open Theatre Project submission guidelines

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Open Theatre Project has an on-going submission call for original plays & musicals in hopes of collecting a local library of new & original works which represent the artistic potential of our community. Each play or musical submitted will only be read and assessed by OTP’s current CORE, and will be considered for OTP’s Playwriting Workshops, Series Productions, and more.
Will I hear back?

You absolutely will! OTP’s Playwriting Artistic Director, Howard Zilber is our ambassador to the local playwriting community and he also manages our literay endeavors. Along side our team of literary volunteers (let us know if you want to read for OTP) we will follow up with you about your piece within 3-4 days. Specific call for scripts will be announced socially and through the OTP Blog. Feel free to reach out with any questions!
What do I need to submit?

(and where do I send in my new works?)
Submission Check-List: (please include the following in your submission)
Name (pen name is fine)
Contact information (email, phone, website)
Title of play / musical
Length of play / musical
Actor requirements (include specific breakdowns)
.doc, .rtf, .pdf file formats accepted
Music Files may be submitted via email / drop box
Submissions should be emailed to: submissions@theopentheatre.com

Antaeus Theatre Company submission guidelines

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The Antaeus Theatre Company accepts full-length scripts that have been adapted from classical literature and/or new works with a keen sense of language and enduring themes that might be loosely termed "classical." The plays may come from a broad range of styles generally taking inspiration from the Classical tradition.

Selected scripts will be presented as a staged reading for the public and will be considered for possible future development and production. Staged readings are cast from our large ensemble of classically trained professional actors.

Our Literary Department is made up of company members.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions are gratefully accepted from literary agents, or by referral from theatre professionals with whom we have existing relationships.

Playwrights with at least one professional credit. (A professional credit is considered to be any production that employs Equity actors.)

Unproduced full-length plays or plays that have not been produced in New York City or Los Angeles for critical review and that match the above description (PDF format).

We are open to any cast size, but larger ensembles are encouraged, as are plays that require minimal technical elements. We are looking for roles that are well suited to our company members, so we encourage any submitting playwrights to familiarize themselves with our work.

A cover letter (1 page maximum) containing a brief synopsis, cast size, and imagined technical requirements.

Author’s bio/resume and development history of submitted play.

Scripts that are an adaptation of copyrighted materials or incorporate copyrighted materials must include a statement stating that the playwright has obtained the rights to use such material.

Musicals and plays for children will not be considered.

Please submit the above in electronic format to: lit@antaeus.org

All correspondence is by email. No phone calls, please. Please do not mail or drop off hard copies of scripts. Due to our limited resources, we are only able to accept one play at a time from the same author and cannot consider resubmissions, including those which have been significantly revised.

Please allow at least six to eight months for the review process of scripts.

The Antaeus Theatre Company welcomes submissions from any professional playwrights, regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

We are looking to collaborate as well as to interpret. Selected playwrights are always welcome and encouraged to participate in our staged reading process.

Thank you for your interest in the Antaeus Theatre Company!

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