We never post opportunities that require a submission fee. LEARN MORE.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Online Writing Classes at Primary Stages ESPA

Our online classes are an extension of our time-tested in-studio writing curriculum, designed for writers anywhere in the world! We will help you create or polish a draft of your new play or screenplay through weekly assignments and lectures, providing the necessary structure and deadlines to those outside the New York area or with unpredictable schedules.

This 10-week online class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines and constructive feedback that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page.
Section A Instructor: Adam Szymkowicz (Writer, Hearts Like Fists, Clown Bar, and prior member of Primary Stages Writers Group)
Section B Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, 2012 OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)

Whether you choose to embark on a rewrite of your entire play or focus on individual scenes, writing exercises and online lectures will inspire you to ask new questions of your play, look at it from various angles, and deconstruct it with individualized feedback from Jeni.
Instructor: Jeni Mahoney (Writer, Fata Morgana at BCT; Founding Artistic Director, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference)

This 10-week class will be run just like real-life television writing room, interacting with Andrea and your classmates live via the Citrix platform. You will pitch your show and jump into rigorous timed exercises that will help you create character backgrounds and establish a specific and truthful world.
Instructor: Andrea Ciannavei (Screenwriter, "The Path" on Hulu)

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. Primary Stages 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, August 22, 2016

Living Room Theater New Play Incubator: Immigration

web site

Living Room Theater is seeking playwrights to develop plays about immigration for its New Play Incubator this October/November. Playwrights will be divided into 2 groups and meet 3 times. In the course of 3 weeks, the playwrights will create a 10 minute play related to immigration. Each group will culminate in a staged reading for the public. Actors and director will be provided for the reading. Playwrights may attend auditions and rehearsals if they like.

There is no fee to submit or to participate. Playwrights must be able to attend all meetings of at least one group. Please do not submit if you cannot make all the meetings of at least one group. All meetings/rehearsals/readings will be held in Manhattan. Non-New York based playwrights may apply but must be able to travel to the meetings/reading. No travel stipend is provided.

Group A Meetings

10/15/16 from 1-3pm

10/22/16 from 1-3pm (First draft due)

10/29/16 from 1-3pm

Staged reading on 11/13/16 at 3pm



Group B Meetings

10/16/16 from 4-6pm

10/23/16 from 1-3pm (First draft due)

10/30/16 from 1-3pm

Staged reading on 11/17/16 at 8pm

Please submit a resume, a 10 minute play, and a short paragraph in the email why you would be interested in writing about immigration to lvtnewplays@gmail.com Please specify which group you are applying for or if both groups work for you. Only selected finalists will be asked to interview between October 1, 2016 to October 9, 2016. Submission deadline is September 25, 2016.

Living Room Theater has been producing and developing new plays in New York City since 2010. Our mainstage productions include Thicker than Water, The Ephemeral Lightness of Dreams, The Procedure, Pretty Little Mouth, 29x/y, Slam Team, Lola and the Planet of Glorious Diversity. Work we have developed through our Writers’ Circle and other readings include Micro Shrimp, Lost at Sea, Flappers In Chains, Frank, The C Word, For Our Own, Apples from Eve, and An Orchid In Winter.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Shakespeare Society Residency

web site

Calling ACTORS, DIRECTORS, and small theater COMPANIES!
Have a great idea for exploring a Shakespeare play?
Want to spend a week doing it?

We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for our two 2016-17 Shakespeare Works Artist Residencies. These week-long residencies are the cornerstone of our Shakespeare Works program. Residencies offer artists a unique - and rare - opportunity: spend a week asking questions, developing your knowledge, and acting on your creative impulses as you immerse yourself in the Shakespeare play of your choice.

Each Residency provides a director and 6-8 actors with
  • a week's worth of free space (25 to 30 hours); 
  • study materials, including various editions of the Shakespeare play of the artists' choice, dictionaries, etc.; 
  • modest stipends for all participants; 
  • visiting academic, artistic and voice-text advisors; and 
  • the time to think, read aloud, discuss and discover.
  • The week concludes with a public panel discussion reviewing the week's work in front of an audience. The program is designed to give participants the time and space to learn, experiment and explore the plays with a freedom that producing theater companies can rarely provide. The only Residency requirement is that every word of the chosen play be read aloud. 

Complete your application HERE.

Deadline to be considered for an October Residency is Friday, September 2, 2016. Please contact Artistic & Development Associate Jackie Tralies with questions. Email only, no phone calls.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Seeking 1 act play scripts 7 - 15 minutes for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's NEW ARTIST PLAY SERIES

web site

September 27 and 28, 2016 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

In our effort to support new playwrights, we are seeking new short 1 act play scripts 7 - 15 minutes from playwrights that have NEVER had a play produced before in New York City, which we will present on Tuesday September 27, and Wednesday September 28 here at Manhattan Rep as part of our New Artist Play Series. If accepted, we will cast, rehearse and bring your play to life here at Manhattan Rep.

To submit your short play script (7 - 15 minutes) please email:

  • The complete script of your never produced before 1 act play as a .pdf,
  • a synopsis of the play,
  • a cover letter with more information about yourself and your work,

your mailing address, and a contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by Thursday September 1, 2016.

Please put “New Artist Play Series” 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 September 1, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee.

Again, this is solely a script submission. We will create a team to present your play here as part of this event.

Once accepted, there is a $30 commitment fee. There are no other production fees or costs to the playwright involved in this event.

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

Owl and Cat Season Seeking Scripts

web site

Melbourne based company, The Owl and Cat Theatre, is currently seeking script submissions to produce for its fourth season of works.

Website: www.owlandcat.com.au
Enquires: Thomas@owlandcat.com.au

Guidelines:

Email to: owlandcatscripts@gmail.com

-MUST be a World Premiere
(must not have been previously staged, however play readings are acceptable)

-Must explore current themes/ideas.

-Provocative and confrontational works are favoured.

-Musicals are not accepted.

-Must be one act or full length (short plays are not accepted)

-Must be in pdf format.

-Successful playwrights will receive a one off payment of AUD$100.


Happy writing,

The Owl and Cat Theatre

Bindlestiff Studio - LOVE EDITION: TIME AFTER TIME seeks plays 25 minutes and under

Facebook page

Bindlestiff Studio, the nation's only theater dedicated to showcasing Filipino-American performing arts, is bringing back the LOVE and soliciting short plays to be staged in February 2017 for THE LOVE EDITION : TIME AFTER TIME.
The Love Edition has been one of our most celebrated shows, featuring short plays about Love, Heartache, and the Weirdness in between.

This year’s theme, Time After Time, will spotlight melodramas through the ages. Tales of the star-crossed and lovelorn have captivated generations of audiences across the world through soap operas, teleseryes, telenovelas, Korean dramas and the like. While the call is open to diverse and unique interpretations of love stories, we encourage writers to submit plays that embrace/celebrate/critique/reinvent the emotional spectacle of the melodrama genre.

We will be accepting electronic submissions until
12AM (PST) OCTOBER 7TH, 2016. Bindlestiff Studio does not charge reader's fees. Selected playwrights will receive a minimum of $50 and comp reservations for the run of the show.

To have your script considered for production, your script must follow the Love Edition submission guidelines:

1) Written in stage play format
2) 5-20 pages / 25 minutes or under. 5 powerful pages can impress us just as much (and probably more so) than 20 so-so pages.
2) Written about Love, Heartache, and the Weirdness in between.
4) Formatted as PDF, DOC, or DOCX. Include your contact info (Name, Email, and Phone).
5) Attach and email script to TheLoveEdition@gmail.com with “SCRIPT SUBMISSION” in the SUBJECT line by midnight October 7th.
Only 2 submissions per writer please.

*Women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals encouraged to apply.

We'll send a confirmation email upon receipt of each submission. Because of the amount of scripts received, we will be unable to give feedback on every submission. Selections will be announced in November 2016.

We look forward to reading your scripts. Show us the love!

SHORT PLAY PROJECT


Seeking fully produced, (cast, directed and ready to be performed by Sept.)
original, never produced before
15 - 40 minute 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
SHORT PLAY PROJECT

September 7 & September 8, 2016
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

Each 15 - 40 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 15 - 40 minute play production please email:

The complete script of the 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 Tuesday August 23, 2016.

Please put “SHORT PLAY PROJECT” 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 August 23, 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.

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

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Thistle Dew Reader’s Theatre and Senior Theatre seeks one act and full-length plays.

web site

Call for submissions: one act and full-length plays for Reader’s Theatre and Senior Theatre.
One weekend engagement: One (1) or two (2) performances.
Compensation: one act, $30.00, full-length $60.00.

Contact Tom: tddtheatre@aol.com .
Expect immediate response.

Rules for engagement:
  • Your play must be production ready: fully workshopped. 
  • Your play can be either a comedy or a drama for family audiences and any subject matter. 
  • Your play calls for less than six (6) characters. 
  • Your play exhibits freshness, sufficient conflict and engaging text. 
  • Your play is in simple standard format, 12-14pt. Times or Times Roman font. 
  • Your complete play is in .doc format with numbered pages. 
  • Page One: Your Title, contact information and 200 word biography. 
  • Page Two: Your Character(s) breakdown(s) and 300 word synopsis. 
  • The subject line of your email submission to tddtheatre@aol.com reads “TDDT Play Submission” . 
  • There is no entry fee. 
  • There is no deadline.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Casa de Beverly seeking female playwrights

web site

Join us at the Casa for dinner Saturday 8/20.

Dear Playwrights,

Because community is one of Casa de Beverley's core values, we're inviting you join us for a dinner to share your work and have first shot at being a part of One Acts and Snacks Season Three.

We're looking for 18 female-identifying playwrights to feature. (Guys we love you, and we'd love you to come perform or direct, but this seasons' for the LADIES! Please do forward this message on to your female playwriting peers. Or come and make a connection to be a performer or director!)

What To Bring:
  • Yourself. 
  • Your ten-minute-no-more-than-4-character-finished-OR-work-in-progress script 
Where To Bring it:
Casa de Beverley in Brooklyn (RSVP to Katie@casadebeverley.com for exact address)

When:
6pm, Saturday August 20th

Why? 
  • To have a fun meal with some great folks
  • To learn more about the Casa and OAS
  • To guarantee your spot in the season lineup.
There is no charge for this event. We want to meet our future season three playwrights, tell you all about how you can be a part of the community, and, together, design season three which starts September 17th and runs every third Saturday of most months thru April. While we may not read your entire script on Saturday, we'll definitely share synopsis' (and food!), learn all about us and have the option of confirming your scheduled performance date during Season 3.

Those who make it in person and want to work with us are guaranteed a spot in the season. If you cannot make it and still want to possibly participate, email your script and we'll get you the info you need to decide if you want in.

Season Three participating playwrights will be notified by August 25th.

IMPORTANT ALLERGY NOTE - Our location for the dinner and future performances is also home to one dog and two cats. They are very loving. Unfortunately their fur is occasionally not so. If you know you are sensitive, please take whatever precautions you need to keep yourself comfortable while here.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Web Series at Primary Stages

“Web Therapy” and “Broad City” are just three hilarious examples of successful web series: short-form programming created especially for the internet and designed with the immediacy of the audience in mind. This digital marriage of screen and television writing is a platform for writers to do what they want, unrestricted by producers or censors and uniquely positioned to go viral for maximum exposure. Over the course of this class, our studios will transform into a TV writer’s room as you develop the first season of your very own dramatic or comedic web series with the creator of “Submissions Only”, Kate Wetherhead. In ten weeks, you’ll pitch, outline, and write an 8-episode series that will be ready to shoot.

Instructor: Kate Wetherhead (Writer, Director, Creator of "Submissions Only"; Actor, Broadway's Legally Blonde and Spelling Bee)
Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Starts September 20

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.

Elliott Hayes Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dramaturgy

web site

Application Information

Named in honor of Elliott Hayes, the former dramaturg and literary manager at The Stratford Festival and a dual citizen of Canada and the USA, this award recognizes excellence in dramaturgical work on a specific project over the past two years. Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, production, season planning and implementation, educational programming, or advocacy for the profession.

The recipient of the 2017 Elliott Hayes Award, presented at the annual LMDA conference, will receive $1000 US.

There is no application fee. Applications will be evaluated through a blind submission process. The application is open to all.

Applications will be accepted from 1 August 2016 through 31 August 2016 at midnight EDT. All applicants will be notified of the panel decision and the winner will be notified by 30 November 2016. However, the public announcement will be embargoed until the presentation of the award at the LMDA Conference in Summer 2017.

Application Guidelines

1. For the purposes of this application, if you self-identify as a dramaturg, you are a dramaturg. If you come from a culture that does not view dramaturgy as separate from other parts of the creative process, or does not have a word for dramaturgy, and you feel your work fits within the rubric above, please contact me at awards@lmda.org to speak further.

2. All applications must meet the above-mentioned standards for eligibility.

3. Only one application per person.

4. Although we welcome applicants from anywhere in the world, the application must be in English.

5. The application must be a minimum of 500 and a maximum of 4000 words. The will be no reward for brevity nor punishment for length. Within the already stated boundaries, the essay should be exactly as long as it takes for you to make a strong, clear, and cogent argument for the nomination you are putting forth.

6. At this time, we do not have the capability to review secondary materials such as videos or slideshows. Although their inclusion will not disqualify an application, they will not be reviewed. No letters of reference are needed - nor will they be read if sent. As well, please do not include a resume in your application, as we are concerned with only the strength of your proposal and what currently engages you, not your history.

7. In order to facilitate the blind submission process, you must provide two separate documents in.doc or.docx format - the first discussing the work with no identifying information (including the name of the work, your name or the name of the person you are nominating, or the city, state or country in which the event took place. In other words, nothing can be included which is searchable on Google or any other search engine. The phrases "the work”, “the director”, and “the process” are all fine substitutes. The second document will include all of the identifying information not present in the first, including your name and contact info or the name and contact information of the person/work you are proposing. Your application will be reviewed by a panel of dramaturgs who represent the extraordinary talent and diversity found within our profession. As VP of Grants and Awards, I am the only person who will see the identifying information, and the panelists will not know the identity of the winner until after a decision has been reached.

8. Although you are welcome to propose the work of others, that other person must be known to you, you must have had a real-life interaction with said person, and you must be able to provide contact information for them.

9. Any project you propose cannot have been completed on or before 31 December 2015. It is fine if the project is still underway. Ideally, it should be completed by 15 June 2018, though exceptions may be made for extraordinary work.

10. The winner of the award must appear at two conferences, either in person or virtually (using an application such as Skype.) The first appearance would be to accept the award, and the second to present it to the next year’s winner.

11. The winner of the Elliott Hayes Award is required to sit on the next year’s adjudication panel.

If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me (Brad Rothbart, VP of Grants and Awards) at awards@lmda.org

We look forward to reading your applications.

To Submit:

Send your essay without identifying information in .doc or .docx format per the instructions here and a separete .doc or .docx with all of the identifying information outlined here to eha@lmda.org.

If you don't receive an acknowledgement of your application within 48 hours, please contact lmdanyc@gmail.com.

Proscenium Journal seeks plays

web site

Proscenium Journal (prosceniumjournal.com), a free literary journal for publishing plays, is accepting submissions for its fifth issue. The deadline is August 20th and there is no submission fee.

Submission Procedures:

Proscenium accepts original plays of any length and style, original adaptations (as long as the rights for the adapted work are secured) and musicals.

We accept all submissions via email. Please email your original play or article to submissions@prosceniumjournal.com with the subject “Submission: [Title], [Author]” Please submit your play as both a Word Document and PDF file (If you cannot convert your play into a Word Document you may submit a PDF file, but we will request a Word Document if your play is accepted for publication). In addition, please submit a brief author bio. If your play has been produced, please feel free to send us information about production history and production photos.

The deadline to be considered for the fifth issue of Proscenium is August 20th, 2016. However, we accept submissions year-round and will consider submissions after the deadline for future issues.

Due to the large number of submissions we receive, we regret that we cannot acknowledge all submissions. Proscenium reserves the right to reject any submission for any reason.

More information is at prosceniumjournal.com/submit. If you have any questions about our submission process, please contact info@prosceniumjournal.com.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's SEPTEMBER PLAY CHALLENGE


Seeking fully produced, (cast, directed and ready to be performed by Late-September)
11- 25 minute 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
SEPTEMBER PLAY CHALLENGE
$200 prize for best 11 - 25 minute play production.

September 21 - Oct 1, 2016 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

Each 11- 25 minute 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 11-25 minute production please email:

The complete script of the 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 Wednesday September 7, 2016.

Please put “SEPTEMBER PLAY CHALLENGE” 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 Sept. 7, 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: www.manhattanrep.com

Seminars at the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art

TWO COURSES FOR NEXT SEMESTER AT THE INSTITUTE:
all courses take place at Dixon Place in New York's Lower East Side

Great Books: An exploration of mystical core of all religions
September 19; October 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12 and 19, 2-5 pm.

The great Sufi saint Abu Hamid al-Ghazali said: "You only truly possess that which can't be lost in a shipwreck."  This course concerns the things which cannot be lost in a shipwreck.  The course will involve moderate reading (30-50 pages excerpted from each mystical master's work for each class).
Cost: $150, with all reading materials provided as pdf documents

Prophetic Activist Art: A seminar exploring how to build specific activist art projects along the "Prophetic Activist Art" model, as outlined in my manifesto/handbook: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution (Centre for Human Ecology, Glasgow, Scotland 2014)
September 20, 27; October 11, 25; November 15, 29; December 6 and 20, 2-5 pm.      
Cost: $125, includes a copy of the manifesto/handbook: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY: http://propheticiactivistart.blogspot.com/2016/06/great-books-exploration-of-mystical.html

Any questions, please email Tom Block at thomasablock@gmail.com.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Generations Residency

web site

2016-17 Residency Competition Guidelines:

BETC is now accepting submissions for our next Generations residency. In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays written by a parent with at least one child under 18 years of age as of September 1, 2016.
The winning playwright will receive:
· a week-long workshop residency in Boulder, Colorado, with daily rehearsals, culminating in a staged reading of the selected script;
· the chance to rewrite and revise during the week as part of the script development experience;
· reimbursement for travel and lodging;
· a $250 prize; and
· a $250 childcare stipend to defray the costs associated with childcare during the residency.
During the residency, the selected play will be rehearsed with a cast of professional actors, director, and dramaturg. The week will culminate in a public reading. The residency will take place in May 2017; specific date arrangements will be made directly with the winning playwright.

Competition submissions are due September 1, 2016.
Entry Guidelines:
Plays must be written in the English language. Plays that have been produced by Equity or professional companies or that have been published are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop or reading will be considered. Plays may not be under option or scheduled for production or publication as of September 1, 2016. BETC will negotiate an option on the winning play and have right of first refusal on the world premiere production. The winning play will be given full consideration for production in an upcoming season.

To enter our 2016-17 competition, please submit the following two files in PDF format by email to submissions@betc.org:

File 1:
Cover sheet, containing within a two-page limit:
1. Contact information: name, phone, email, mailing address, and a paragraph bio for yourself and any other collaborators.
2. A brief synopsis of your play (500 words or less)
3. A brief production history of the work (if applicable)
4. Character descriptions

File 2:
A 20-page dialogue sample. Please do not include your name anywhere in the sample file. Full-length scripts will not be accepted.

The application deadline is September 1, 2016. A shortlist of playwrights will be contacted in early October, and we will request a full-length draft of selected works at that time. Our winning playwright will be notified by December 1, 2016.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

FWD Theatre Project seeks new musicals

web site

Deadline September 1, 2016
Selected projects will be previewed for Chicago audiences as part of FWD's annual high-profile industry concert produced in February 2017 (date and venue TBD,) then given a week-long 25-hour Equity contract workshop plus public staged reading by leading Chicago actors and directors between May and August 2017.

Selected writers/teams will receive a $200 honorarium for their scheduled reading. NOTE: Only completed projects will be considered and finalists will be asked to submit the full libretto, score, and complete recorded demos (must be unpublished with no prior large-scale production - requires proof of underlying rights if the work is based on copyrighted material.)

FWD does not charge a fee to apply and accepts only electronic submissions. All requested files must be placed in a single folder posted to a drop site such as Dropbox, Mediafire, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. Send the folder link to Michael Gillis, FWD Artistic Director at michael@fwdtheatre.org and please ONLY include these exact requested materials.
  • 100 word synopsis
  • Cast size and character breakdown
  • Writers bio/s
  • The show's development history
  • First 30 pages of libretto only - must start on page 1 and must include title and credits page
  • 6 mp3 demo tracks - must include the show's first two songs
  • Any songs not in the first 30 script pages must include a description including placement in the show and the song's function in the play
  • A list of attached parties if any (director, music director, actors, agent/s, current contracts, etc.)
  • Incomplete submissions or writers not following specified submission guidelines will not be considered
All writers will be contacted by the end of 2016. Projects selected as finalists will be asked to submit the full book, complete score, and all show demos - these must be available at the time of request. FWD's artistic leadership will schedule a short interview with the writers to discuss their project and expectations for inclusion in the 2017 Festival.

Please email questions to michael@fwdtheatre.org

Thursday, August 11, 2016

3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat

web site

The HBMG Foundation and Creede Repertory Theatre (CRT) are welcoming writers to their community in Colorado for the 3rd National Winters Playwrights Retreat.

Last winter, 30 playwrights from throughout the country accepted our invitation for an extraordinary creative retreat. This year, we are extending invitations to dramaturgs and directors as well. We want to share our winter with any playwright or group of artists who seek a place to recharge and create. If you are a playwright, director, dramaturg or producer, we invite you to apply.

Nestled in between the cliffs of this winter Colorado wonderland is a Lord D Theatre boasting some of the best performances in the western United States. HBMG Foundation and CRT want to use the serenity and creative energy of the Rocky Mountains to set the stage for new play development. You’ll stay in CRT housing, meet with artistic staff, enjoy dinner with staff and friends, and potentially have an opportunity to have your play read out loud by equity actors who have stayed the winter.

Details: You are welcome to stay and write for one week (Sunday through Saturday) January 1st –February 18. The retreat is divided into solo weeks and two group weeks. We want you to use this time for writing, networking and recharging. This is not a competition. We want you to create. If you choose, you may elect to have your play read by actors in an intimate salon setting. Afterward, you will receive feedback from the actors, staff and invited guest. We do not expect your work to be completed. In some cases, you may only have a few scenes in development if any. The reading could be at the beginning or end of your stay. Our goal is not to judge your work, but to provide you feedback for its development. Artists whose works are ready, may be encouraged to submit a piece to CRT’s Headwater’s Festival for New Plays. CRT has invited playwrights from the past two years to be a part of CRT’s Headwaters Festival.

If you can get yourself here and get yourself fed, we’ll provide the gorgeous scenery, and accommodations. You are welcome to bring actors, director or co-creators with you – for readings or planning pow wows.

Wanna know more about us? The internet has the answers!
www.hbmgfoundation.org
www.humanstage.org
www.creederep.org



To apply for your “week of writing getaway,” contact Ann at apittman@hbmginc.com . Introduce yourself professionally and personally, and include details on what you’ll be working on and the dates you would be interested in staying.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Discount tickets: Roundabout Theatre Company's THE CHERRY ORCHARD











Roundabout Theatre Company presents a special $10 ticket offer for their upcoming Broadway production of the reimagined classic, THE CHERRY ORCHARD. 

This new version by the Tony Award®winning writer of THE HUMANS stars Academy Award® nominee Diane Lane (“Man of Steel”, “Unfaithful”).

As a not-for-profit institution, Roundabout is committed to providing affordable and accessible tickets, and offers a limited quantity of $10 tickets to the first four preview performances of each Broadway and Off-Broadway production.

The code to receive discounted tickets for The Cherry Orchard is COACCESS. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Free class: SING A SECRET

"Sing a Secret" @ Judson Memorial Church, NYC (FREE)

Whether you are a seasoned professional, a proud shower singer, or someone who has never opened their mouth to sing, Inside Voice allows singers and non-singers alike to uncover the power and beauty of their full 5-octave range while developing a deep, emotive connection to their own unique sound. Through exercises and group songs that are as silly as they are revelatory, Inside Voice shows that the only limits on our voices are the ones we impose on them and that to work on the voice is to work on the self. You’ll learn to harness powerful, heartbreaking, visceral, fragile, and otherworldly sounds you never dreamed were inside you all the while dramatically extending your range, building your confidence, and strengthening the emotional links between you and your voice. Inside Voice synthesizes Jon Stancato's research and training in the extended voice techniques of Roy Hart/Richard Armstrong and Thomas Richards/Grotowski Workcenter.

(Read a review of the class from Brash Pursuits' Timothy French)

Classes are 100% free and are held other Saturday, 10am-1pm at Judson Memorial Church.

Free theater in Chicago: THE FEAST be Celine Song




Gage Wallace*, Director and Founding Member

Chicago Premiere

Directed by Gage Wallace*

Dates: Sept. 17 – Oct. 15, 2016

Captioned Performances: 9/18, 9/23, 10/13
Touch Tour: 10/2

Price: FREE!

Red Theater is supported by our Comrade Patron Program. For every $10 monthly donation we receive, Red Theater is able to provide three #FreeTheater seats over the course of our season.

Location: The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

Welcome to The Feast- where no meat is served. To fill the void, we reach for whatever is in our grasp – scientific facts, routines, memories, words and even each other. Red Theater presents this urgently consuming Chicago Premiere set in a post-meat apocalypse that asks just how far civilized people will go to fill their hunger.
Featuring original music by Pavi Proczko *

Ticket Information:

Tickets will be made available to Comrade Card holders on August 15th. Sign up here.

Tickets will be made available to the general public on September 1st, 2016
Visit redtheater.org/tickets

Web Version

21st Annual One Act Festival - Ten Below

web site

The Fine Arts Association will once again showcase original, never been produced 10-minute plays. Those chosen will be fully produced as part of the 21st Annual One Act Festival - Ten Below in February, 2017 at The Fine Arts Association.

Submissions of original ten-minute plays will be accepted beginning Friday, July 1, 2016.

Submission deadline is Monday, August 15, 2016. 

NEW THIS YEAR: Only ONE 10-minute submission will be accepted per playwright. Submit your favorite!

The number of plays to be produced will be at The Fine Arts Association's discretion and will depend on the mix of qualified submissions. Original plays accepted for the Festival will be announced between October 17 and October 28. The plays selected will be given full production within the capabilities and budget of The Fine Arts Association. There are no submission fees for this Festival. There will be no monetary stipend for plays used in the Festival.

Festival Submission Guidelines
  • Submission must be an original, unproduced 10-minute play at time of submission. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. Plays that have received full productions, either professional or amateur, prior to submission will not be accepted. Legal clearance of materials not in the public domain is the full responsibility of the playwright.
  • Limit of ONE play may submitted by each playwright.
  • Maximum Length: 10 pages not including title pages. Play should run in the 10 minute range. Longer submissions will not be considered.
  • Scripts may be comedy and drama. Not open to musicals. No more than 6 characters.
  • Simple set and costumes needs and minimal technical requirements. Only basic furniture and minimal props available for the production.
  • Plays must be submitted with pages numbered and include on the title page the following contact and bio information:
  • International submissions are welcome. All scripts must be in English.
  • All play submissions will be handled with care. However, The Fine Arts Association assumes no responsibility for lost or damaged scripts.
  • Submissions may be e-mailed to ahedger@fineartsassociation.org). E-mail submissions must be received by The Fine Arts Association by Monday, August 15, 2016 to be considered.
  • Preferred document format: Microsoft Word or .PDF files ONLY. No other formats will be accepted.
  • Mail submission to: Ann Hedger, Ten Minute Plays, The Fine Arts Association, 38660 Mentor Avenue, Willoughby, Ohio 44094.
  • Mailed submissions must be securely bound with a title page containing full contact and bio information as outlined above.
  • Scripts will not be returned. Scripts not selected will be shredded then recycled.
  • Selections will be made by The Fine Arts Association Performance Department and inclusion in the festival is solely at their discretion. All decisions are final.
  • All submitting playwrights will receive an email notification upon receipt of their scripts. Notification of final decisions will be made by e-mail between October 17 and October 28.

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Rewrite at Primary Stages

As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. This class at Primary Stages ESPA will start by establishing individualized writing goals to conquer over ten weeks. Whether you choose to embark on a rewrite of your entire play or focus on individual scenes, writing exercises and in-class discussion will inspire you to ask new questions of your play, look at it from various angles, and deconstruct it with your fellow writers. You will leave this class with a stronger version of your play, and with the tools you need to transform any first draft into a polished, compelling work that’s ready to submit.

Starts September 18
Sundays from 11:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor: Edwin Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
Eddie’s class is all about being a safe place to try things. One week you may bring in a scene that totally slays, the next week, not so much. But this is the room where you can try. As a playwright, Eddie writes everything (including novels!) and doesn’t ascribe one specific style to his work. He believes that you should dive into whatever you are passionate about, so his class is dedicated to making a commitment to yourself as a writer—to really write and just go for it.


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.

MRT September 10 Minute Play Contest

web site

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

September 14 - 22, 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 Monday August 29, 2016.

Please put “10 Minute Play Contest” 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 August 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/

Yale Drama Series Competition

web site

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2017 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, Nicholas Wright. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater. The prize and publication are contingent on the playwright's agreeing to the terms of the publishing agreement.

There is no entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

1. This contest is restricted to plays written in the English language. Worldwide submissions are accepted.

2. Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English. Translations, musicals, adaptations, and children's plays are not accepted. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once.

3. Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year.

4. Plays that have been professionally produced or published are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production or that have been published as an actor’s edition will be considered.

5. Plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission.

6. Plays must be typed/word-processed, page-numbered, and in standard professional play format.

7. The Yale Drama Series reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.

8. The Yale Drama Series reserves the right of the judge to not choose a winner for any given year of the competition and reserves the right to determine the ineligibility of a winner, in keeping with the spirit of the competition, and based upon the accomplishments of the author.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:

The Yale Drama Series Competition strongly urges electronic submission. By electronically submitting your script, you will receive immediate confirmation of your successful submission and the ability to check the status of your entry.

Electronic submissions for the 2017 competition must be submitted no earlier than June 1, 2016 and no later than August 15, 2016. The submission window closes at midnight EST.

If you are submitting your play electronically, please omit your name and contact information from your manuscript. The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please enter the title of your play, your name and contact information (including address, phone number, and email address), and a brief biography where indicated in the electronic submission form.

If you would like to submit an electronic copy of your manuscript please go to: https://yup.submittable.com/submit.

HARDCOPY SUBMISSIONS:

The Yale Drama Series Competition strongly urges applicants to submit their scripts electronically, but if that is impossible, we will accept hardcopies.

Submissions for the 2017 competition must be postmarked no earlier than June 1, 2016 and no later than August 15, 2016.

If you are submitting a hard copy of your play, the manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), page count, and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments; and a second title page that lists the title of the play only, a 2-3 sentence keynote description of the play, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Please include a brief biography at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page.

Do not bind or staple the manuscript.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include an email address on your title page or a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

Send the manuscript to Yale Drama Series, P.O. Box 209040, New Haven, CT 06520-9040.

CONTACT US
For more information regarding the Yale Drama Series please write to us at:

Yale Drama Series
P.O. Box 209040
New Haven, CT
06520-9040

Or email us at yaledramaseries@yale.edu

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Rainbow Theater Festival

web site

The AlphaNYC Theater Company is seeking plays written with at least one LGBT character and/or that deals with themes or causes important to the LGBT community, for its first ever Rainbow Theater Festival. There is no charge to participate or submit a play. Plays must be 15 minutes in length or LESS. Performances will take place at the new 60 seat Roebuck Theater for two weekends in September in Midtown, New York City. Deadline for submissions is August 15th.

 The AlphaNYC will supply the actors, actresses, and directors. Playwrights receive billing and a bio in the program for shows as well as comp. tickets to a performance of their choice.

 Please submit plays in PDF or Word document format to adam@everythingadam.com

Saturday, August 6, 2016

EU seeks monologues & short plays

web site

Call for submissions - Monologues & Short Plays

EU presents an evening of monologues & short plays to benefit the NY Foundling.
Monologues - 2-4 min. max
Short Plays - 10 min. up to 4 characters

The submission deadline is Monday August 8th.

 Once the plays have been selected, casting will take place and there will be a short rehearsal period before the performance on October 20th.

Submissions may be emailed to: 2entertaintheidea@gmail.com

New Play-Reading Festival Submission - The Growing Stage

web site

2016 Play Submission Information:

This project is open to any unpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts to be considered as one of four plays to be featured in the New Play-Reading Festival this coming season at The Growing Stage Theatre – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey.

The New Play-Reading Festival is a wonderful opportunity for artists to have their unpublished works presented before an audience, in a play-reading scenario, by a cast consisting of both professional and amateur actors on two separate occasions during our 2016/2017 season.

The Growing Stage is committed to creating and presenting professional theatre for young people and their families and to provide them with the unique and affordable opportunity to share a fun, culturally significant moment in an intimate and special venue, The Historic Palace Theatre. Young people are also given the opportunity to grow as performers by working alongside professional actors as part of the theatre learning experience. Shows usually require a minimum of 4 characters/performers; there is no maximum, provided that if necessary, doubling is OK with the playwright.

The initial play readings will take place in November 2016. After the reading of each play, there will be a dialogue among the audience, performers and playwright. The second set of readings will take place, again, in April 2017. After the play readings in April, one of the four scripts will then be selected to be presented as a fully mounted production in The Growing Stage’s 2017 – 2018 season!

Please send script submissions for the New Play-Reading Festival by August 12th to the Executive Director of The Growing Stage, Steve Fredericks: newplays@growingstage.com*

Or to:

The Growing Stage Theatre
Attn: Steve Fredericks
P.O. Box 36
Netcong, NJ 07857

*Please NOTE: If your e-mail bounces back, we ask that you call the theatre at (973) 347-4946 so we can make sure to receive your submission properly.

If your script submission is an adaptation, we do ask that you also please include proof that you have permission from the author to adapt their work.

If you would like to learn more about the mission of The Growing Stage Theatre, please visit:
http://www.growingstage.com

SULTAN PADAMSEE AWARD FOR PLAYWRITING 2016

web site

Submissions are now being accepted for the Sultan Padamsee Award for Playwriting, 2016. The deadline is 31 August, 2016 and entrants should be ‘a person of Indian origin from any country’. The organisers are looking for plays 75 – 120 mins in duration and the works must be in English and be unproduced, unperformed and original.

All entries should be accompanied by a synopsis, writer's biodata, photograph and contact details
Each submission should be sent in both hard and soft copies.

The hard copy with all relevant details should be sent to:

Theatre Group,
c/o Ms Ayesha Sayami
5 Palm Court, 2nd Floor
152 Maharishi Karve Road
Mumbai 400020


A PDF with all relevant details should be sent to theatregroup@shunata.in



Winners will be announced at Literature Live! The Mumbai LitFest in November, 2016 and selected scenes from the three successful plays will be read out at the awards ceremony.

Deadline 31 August 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Special Rates Available for NYCPlaywrights: Robert McKee STORY and TV Day Seminars ~ 15% discount




For over 30 years, successful novelists, playwrights, screenwriters, producers and directors have come to Robert McKee’s seminars to understand how to apply classic story design and elevate their writing. The media may change, but audiences will always want great character and storytelling.

Now is your chance to learn from world-renowned story authority and author, Robert McKee. Be there as McKee delivers a true discourse on story form and all dimensions of writing.

McKee says we are in the midst of some of the most demanding, complex storytelling in history, watching human creativity at a density and scale we’ve not seen before. The TV drama series is fast becoming the premier medium. With characters complex and compelling enough to sustain 100 hours of story, TV recognizes the importance of writers and gives them creative power. Be there as McKee breaks down the complex multi-plot and character design of BREAKING BAD, one of the greatest TV series in history. 

Attend a fall 3-day STORY Seminar or 1-day TV SERIES DAY Seminar in Los Angeles (Oct. 13-16) or New York (October 27-30).

Enter the code NYCP15 when you register to receive a special 15% discount.

Find out more by visiting http://mckeestory.com.   

Student and Professional Union Member discounts are also available. Contact Shannon@storylogue.com for more details. 

McKee alumni have earned over 60 Academy Awards200 Emmy Awards, 100 WGA (Writers Guild of America) Awards, and 50 DGA(Directors Guild of America) Awards. At Pixar, McKee’s teachings are “The Law of the Land.”

McKee’s much-anticipated book DIALOGUE THE ART OF VERBAL ACTION FOR PAGE, STAGE, AND SCREEN is out! Order your copy today

NewTown Writers Press seeks short plays


NewTown Writers Press is delighted to announce that our annual print publication, Off the Rocks: An Anthology of GLBT Writing, is now accepting submissions for Volume 20.

Off the Rocks publishes poetry and prose (fiction and nonfiction) by the GLBT community and its advocates. For this volume we also invite submissions of short plays, and we are seeking photography and artwork to be considered for the anthology's front cover as well.

The theme of this year's anthology is "Coming Out on Stage." Submissions should explore the GLBT community's relationship to the performing arts.

How are we presented and represented onstage, as well as backstage? What role has theatre played in your life? What roles have you played in the theatre? What are the ways in which gays influence and are influenced by the performing arts?

You are welcome to write about all styles of performance: dance, drama, drag, stand-up, musical theatre, you name it. Reminisce about a show that made a lasting impression on you, share the details of a play date, or shine a spotlight on the technical aspects of theatre. It's your call—and possibly your callback.

Fiction and non-fiction submissions should be a maximum of 5,000 words. Short plays should be no longer than 10 pages. Reprints are acceptable. We will consider up to three submissions per person.

Please send your work as an attachment in .doc or .jpg format to Editor Allison Fradkin at allisonfradkin [at] aol [dot] com. All submissions will be acknowledged and everyone will be notified of the Editor's selections.

Contributors will receive a complimentary copy of the anthology upon publication.

The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2016.

For more information about Off the Rocks, please visit:
http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/lgbt/BOOK-REVIEW-Off-the-Rocks-Vol-19/54385.html


Labels: LGBT, 10-minute plays

Thursday, August 4, 2016

The First Draft at Primary Stages

Write THE FIRST DRAFT of your next play this fall 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 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)
Tuesday evenings with Annie MacRae (Associate Artistic Director, Atlantic Theater Company)
Wednesday mornings with Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, Julius By Design at Fulcrum Theater, "Kings" on NBC)
Wednesday evenings with Bess Wohl (Writer, Small Mouth Sounds at Ars Nova)
Thursday evenings with Sofia Alvarez (Writer, Friend Art at Second Stage)
Sunday mornings with Michael Walkup (Producing Director, Page 73)

Not in New York? Want more flexibility? This class is also offered online!
With Adam Szymkowicz (Writer, Hearts Like Fists, Clown Bar)
Or Caridad Svich (Writer, 2012 OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)

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.

Relationship-rants seeks monologues, etc.

web site

Are you a frustrated Writer or Actor? Do you need to “Rant” do you long to have eyes and ears pay attention to you. Join Us Tuesday Nights for “RELATIONSHIP-RANT'S”

If being on stage makes your hair stand on end, bring an actor Friend to perform your piece. (They should be somewhat trained and familiar with the text)

The Relationship Theater is looking for short pieces for its weekly Tuesday night show “Relationship Rants” beginning September 12th, 2016. The pieces can be monologues, stand up snippets, sketches or humorous songs with a theme of the relationships we have with lovers, friends, co-workers, employers, pets and family. All submissions should not exceed 6 minutes. Relationshiptheater.com has a mission to develop new work and allow performers/ writers to do what they crave (be in front of an audience).

We are very excited to host this event at our Lower East Side Venue. (NYC)

No Fee, Note this is an unpaid performance and writing opportunity.

Deadline for the first show is August 12, 2016
Submission Process: scripts /video (Video is a plus)
  • Upload your video to your personal YouTube channel
  • Label it with your name and Relationship Theater audition and date
  • And then send the public link to info@ relationshiptheater.com

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Redemption Series - Landing Theater

web site

The series will feature 16-18 new plays by American writers, presented over 2 weekends. We are asking the writing community to submit play that respond to the current state of tragedies and conflicts in the world. How do we come out of it, and move forward? What perspective has it given us? What place does redemption or hope play in how we come to terms with crisis? What rises from the ashes? We believe that American playwrights have a lot to say right now. The Redemption Series is a collection of voices that reflect on our world and how we move forward.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
  1. Plays must be written by American playwrights
  2. We are seeking original works
  3. Must be between 8-12 minutes long 
  4. The submission deadline is August 15th at 5pm, by email only
  5. One play per playwright
  6. Plays are given blind reads, so no personal identifiers should be in the script
  7. Please send your full name and contact info in the email only
  8. Send submissions to landingtheatresubmissions@gmail.com
  9. Playwrights will be notified only if their play is selected
The Redemption Series will be presented
September 22-September 25, 2016 - Group A Plays
September 29-October 2, 2016 - Group B Plays

Here is a url to our submissions webpage. http://www.landingtheatre.org/#!submissions/c59z

Monday, August 1, 2016

12 Peers Theater seeks full-length plays

web site

12 Peers Theater is accepting unsolicited submissions of new full-length plays to be recorded and released monthly on a podcast about and featuring new plays. In an effort to maximize exposure for playwrights and assist them in securing full productions, 12 Peers Theater will record and release readings of new plays to be aired on our Modern Myths Podcast throughout 2017.

We understand that there are many forms of theatrical storytelling, but here are a few guidelines that will help you determine if your play is right for us. We will not consider plays that have had a major AEA production; plays that have had productions in smaller professional, semi-professional, community, and educational settings are acceptable.

We will only accept full-length plays; no one-acts, collections of one-acts, or musicals. Due to recording limitations, plays should be able to be performed with no more than 6 actors (doubling permitted). As a company we are drawn to plays with themes of social and cultural identity, plays that are politically, socially, and ethically relevant, and plays with mythic themes. We are also drawn to plays with a clear sense of dramatic action, an excellent use of language, and a creative use of theatrical resources.

If you would like to submit, please send your play, a brief synopsis, and a biography to Matt Henderson, 12 Peers Theater’s Literary Manager, at mhenderson@12peerstheater.org by August 1st, 2016. One submission per playwright, please.

Seminars at the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art

TWO COURSES FOR NEXT SEMESTER AT THE INSTITUTE:
all courses take place at Dixon Place in New York's Lower East Side

Great Books: An exploration of mystical core of all religions
September 19; October 10, 17, 24; November 7, 14, 21, 28; December 5, 12 and 19, 2-5 pm.

The great Sufi saint Abu Hamid al-Ghazali said: "You only truly possess that which can't be lost in a shipwreck."  This course concerns the things which cannot be lost in a shipwreck.
Cost: $150, with all reading materials provided as pdf documents

Prophetic Activist Art: A seminar exploring how to build specific activist art projects along the "Prophetic Activist Art" model, as outlined in my manifesto/handbook: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution (Centre for Human Ecology, Glasgow, Scotland 2014)
September 20, 27; October 11, 25; November 15, 29; December 6 and 20, 2-5 pm.      
Cost: $125, includes a copy of the manifesto/handbook: Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY: http://propheticiactivistart.blogspot.com/2016/06/great-books-exploration-of-mystical.html

Any questions, please email Tom Block at thomasablock@gmail.com.

Santa Fe Performing Arts Playwright's Competition

web site

Santa Fe Performing Arts Playwright's Competition was developed to support American Playwrights. The competition is not merely a competition of words, but a venue for recognition and a demonstration of appreciation - truly a celebration of the writer's contribution. SFPA and many other theatre companies around the country with similar programs, support playwrights and ensure the future of American Theatre. Without the writers, the actors would have nothing to say.

Submissions are limited to unproduced new American plays and must be postmarked by the first of September of each year

Send play synopsis and character break-down via email office@sfperformingarts.org

or mail to: 
Santa Fe Performing Arts 
P.O. Box 22372 
Santa Fe, N.M. 87502. 

Full scripts upon request only.

Blog Archive