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Monday, December 5, 2016

Spring Writing Classes at Primary Stages ESPA!

Spring 2017 classes at Primary Stages ESPA are now open for enrollment! Here are just some of the classes in our lineup of opportunities in the writing department:

Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, Julius By Design at Fulcrum Theater, "Kings" on NBC)
If you're just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! Whether you're a theater artist boldly crossing the line from one discipline to another, a novelist or poet searching for a new form, or a budding playwright who wants to get down to basics, this class was made for you.

This 10-week class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page. Instructors include:
Leah Nanako Winkler (Writer, Kentucky at EST)
A. Rey Pamatmat (Writer, House Rules at Ma-Yi Theatre Company; Co-Director, Mi-Ya Writer's Lab)
Crystal Skillman (Writer, Geek and Rain and Zoe Save the World)
Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)
Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public)
Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)

Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)
All writers have that one play sitting in a drawer that they never quite finished. Maybe you didn’t know the ending, maybe the play went somewhere so unexpected that the beginning no longer works, or maybe you just got stuck. This class will help you jump that final hurdle and finish your draft.

Annie MacRae (Associate Artistic Director, Atlantic Theater Company)
This class is for those with complete first drafts who are ready to hear the play in full and embark on strategic rewrites. Over ten weeks, you will have the opportunity to hear your draft read aloud in its entirety twice

Richard Vetere (Writer, screen adaptations include The Third Miracle, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, starring Ed Harris and Anne Heche, and The Marriage Fool starring Walter Mathau and Carol Burnett)
This class is for writers wishing to adapt source material of any form (play, novel, tv show, web series...the sky's the limit!) into a screenplay, focusing on adapting specifically with the camera in mind.

...and much more! Click here for the full list of writing classes.

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

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

KUMU KAHUA THEATRE/UHM THEATRE AND DANCE DEPARTMENT PLAYWRITING CONTEST

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DEADLINE: ENTRIES MUST HAVE BEEN POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2017
Kumu Kahua Theatre is a non-profit theatre company that has presented original productions of special relevance to the people of Hawai‘i for more than 40 years. Kumu Kahua’s activities and productions are supported by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts by appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i celebrating more than 30 years of culture and the arts in Hawai‘i.

Each year Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors a playwriting contest with the UHM Theatre Department in its effort to bring new and exciting drama to the stage. Although Kumu Kahua Theatre has a strong commitment to producing the works of local playwrights in recent years they have produced several plays pertaining to Hawai‘i that have been written by non-Hawai‘i residents. Kumu Kahua Theatre recognizes that many playwrights who have moved to the mainland, for example, may have valuable insights to offer about their local experiences.

The playwriting contest is offered in three separate categories. One prize will be offered in each category. All plays must be original and not involve adaptation form any copyrighted source. They should not have received previous production in their current form. Any number of scripts may be submitted by an individual, but a different pen name must accompany each play. Plays previously submitted to the contest are not eligible. Members of the board of Kumu Kahua Theatre will read all entries in the competition and consider each for workshops, which may lead to a production. Kumu Kahua Theatre is especially interested in plays pertinent to Hawaii.

Winning playwrights receive cash prizes and are regularly offered the opportunity to see their scripts included in a future Kumu Kahua season.

For the Hawai‘i Prize ($600), which is open to residents and non-residents of Hawai‘i, the play must be set in Hawai‘i or deal with some aspect of the Hawai‘i experience. Some examples of appropriate topics might be: pre-colonial life in the islands; relation between indigenous and colonizer; the coming of whalers; missionaries and merchants; the history of ethnic immigration and adaptation to Hawai‘i; the development of enter-ethnic relationships; labor history; the territorial era; militarization; the move toward statehood; tourism and development; contemporary immigration and diaspora; women’s rights; the experiences of Hawai‘i’s people outside of Hawai‘i. Restricted to full-length plays (minimum 50 pages of standard form).

For the Pacific/Rim Prize ($450), which is open to residents and non-residents of Hawai‘i, the play must be set in or deal with the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim, or the Pacific/Asian American experience. Restricted to full-length plays (minimum 50 pages of standard form).

For the Resident Prize ($250), which is open to the residents of Hawai‘i at the time of submission, the plays may be on any topic, and of any length.


To submit a play:

1) You must send three copies of your play. Plays should be typed on ordinary bond paper, double-spaced, and on one side of the paper only.

2) Prepare a front page for the manuscript which bears the play title, pen name, and the division in which the play is being entered. Do not place your name anywhere on the script.

3) In an ordinary envelope place a piece of paper with the following information clearly printed or typed:

a) play title and pen name

b) playwright's real name

c) social security number

d) address and phone number

e) competition division

4) Seal the envelope and print or type the play title on the outside.

5) Place the playscript and the sealed envelope in a large envelope (or otherwise wrap them together) and mail to:

Kumu Kahua Playwriting Contest
Kumu Kahua Theatre
46 Merchant Street
Honolulu HI 96813

Submitted playscripts become part of Kumu Kahua Theatre/UHM Theatre Department Competition Plays, a collection of manuscripts housed and bound in the Hawaiian and Pacific collection of Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai‘i. Kumu Kahua Theatre reserves first production rights for two years to all contest winners. All other rights are retained by the playwright. Three judges, whose decisions will be final, will be selected by Kumu Kahua Theatre to evaluate the plays. If, in the opinion of the judges, the plays submitted do not show sufficient merit, one or more prizes may be withheld. Results of the contest will be announced to the press.

All contestants will be notified. Stay tuned for recent contest winners!

Any more questions? Contact us.

East End Fringe Festival

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Early Bird Submissions pay no fee on entries by December 15, 2017. December 16 through March 16, a $25 non-refundable submission fee is due with application, via PayPal.

This diverse and intimate theatrical event will debut Summer 2017 at the historic Vail Leavitt Music Hall in Riverhead New York. As a catalyst for cultural and community development, The East End Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous emerging and established artists, appreciative audiences and supportive businesses and organizations to foster the growth of creative arts on Long Island.

Accepted entries will be notified the week of April 15. Your acceptance of participation in the festival will be confirmed by our receipt of your signed agreement with a money order or cashier’s check for $300 by May 1.

No refunds for withdrawals after May 1, 2017. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Each accepted entry will be scheduled for three performances, including one prime time slot, during the course of the Festival.

The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall is equipped with basic lighting and sound. It is up to the performing company to provide additional equipment if required. (see "About Us" for theater specs)

East End Fringe Festival will provide a lighting/sound technician for 1 tech rehearsal and 3 performances.

East End Fringe Festival does not provide sets, props, or equipment and as storage space is limited, arrangements must be made in advance.

Each production will be given a 15 minute load-in and 15 minute load-out time for each show.

Use of fog, smoking, open flame, guns firing on stage, stage blood, bubble machines and paint are prohibited. Contact East End Fringe Festival for possible exceptions.

Each production is responsible for securing all rights, royalties, copyrights, and union waivers for published works or Equity actors and must provide proof upon acceptance in the Festival.

Each production will receive 30% of ticket sales for their performances.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

This Is Not Normal: Application Call

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November 22, 2016 – July 1, 2017

With a hat-tip to John Oliver

THIS IS NOT NORMAL

This Is Not Normal is an arts festival at The Brick, encouraging not only theater applications, but responses from all media. Replete with Not Normal weekly cabarets and Not Normal Collective Action Projects, the festival aims to remind us of the reality we live in and the reality we are moving towards. A portion of festival proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.

June 9, 2017 to July 1, 2017

Sought: primarily plays, but also dance pieces, music, films and other performance works that are festival-friendly and ready to present in a repertory format which address the theme. Short works will be considered for weekly cabarets. Visual art and video installations will also be considered.

The festival also welcomes programming ideas and opportunities for collective organizing in defense of civil liberties and non-discrimination. Educational outreach and community engagement ideas are also sought.

Deadline: December 10, 2016
For more info and to apply, please fill out the following form.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

2017 NEW VOICES PLAY FESTIVAL

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Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting submissions for our 2017 New Voices Play Festival! This festival is an opportunity for up-and-coming or accomplished playwrights to submit their work which, upon selection, will be produced on the mainstage at GVT, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia. The performance of these plays is an invaluable tool for playwrights to workshop what’s working in the play and what may need revision. The New Voices Play Festival has become a popular event among our patrons, who are eager to enjoy these new works.


Play Submission Guidelines

-Plays must be 5- to 10-minute one-act plays.
-Playwrights may submit up to two works for consideration.
-Plays must be unpublished and must not have had a full professional production
-The subject matter of submitted plays is open; however, excessively strong language is discouraged.

Is this your first time submitting with us? Here's what happens: A brief rehearsal process (approximately 10 hours) takes place in January with an emphasis placed on clarity, not effect—getting the playwright’s words and story out to the audience. The plays are directed by theatre professionals and experienced community directors who cast actors from our local Lewisburg community. These plays are performed together before a panel of theatre professionals and local audience in attendance.

Recognition will be given to the playwright of the 1) audience’s choice and 2) artistic panel’s choice. Additionally, the artistic team will provide comments for all of the selected plays with their initial reactions and ways to move forward.

Important to note:

-It is a challenge for us to cast youth actors during this time of year. The inclusion of youth characters is not forbidden, but be aware that we may not be able to appropriately cast young characters.

-It is also difficult to accommodate larger casts for this festival. We recommend including no more than 6 characters.

-There will be no financial award for these plays, even if selected to be performed. However, it will be an opportunity for them to be rehearsed, performed, and received by the Artistic Team of GVT and patrons of GVT who are excited to hear new works.

-Submissions will not be returned.

Works produced at Greenbrier Valley Theatre's New Voices Play Festival may not be performed within a 50-mile radius of Lewisburg for a period of one (1) year following the close of the festival. Future productions within this 50-mile radius that include any of the original actors, in addition to securing rights from the playwright, should note in program materials that the play was originally produced at Greenbrier Valley Theatre and who directed the play during New Voices Play Festival.

-To submit your play electronically, please send a PDF of the script to newvoicesplayfestival@gvtheatre.org.

To submit your play by mail, please submit the full script in a three-brad folder or unbound.

Plays may be submitted to this address:

Greenbrier Valley Theatre
c/o: Education Department
1038 Washington Street, East
Lewisburg, WV 24901


Deadline for Submissions: December 4, 2016 at 12:00 A.M. (Midnight)
The playwrights of the selected plays, as well as everyone who submitted, will be notified by December 23, 2016.

No phone calls, please.

Thank you so much for your time. We look forward to reading your submissions!

Pallas Theatre Collective welcomes submissions of completed, full-length and one act musicals

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Pallas Theatre Collective welcomes submissions of completed, full-length and one act musicals for their 2017 TableRead Series between October 15, 2016 and December 15, 2016.

TableRead 2016 will offer creative teams the opportunity to develop, workshop and present new works of musical theatre in collaboration with Pallas’s new musical development team through a series of university and professional readings (usually 3-4), culminating in a professional black-box style production in 2018. Creators are provided a small honorarium and some travel expenses, as well as 10% net box office receipts from the show. For more information and a list of past winners, visit: pallastheatre.org/TableRead.

Only completed projects will be accepted. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit full libretto, full score (generated through music publishing software, no lead sheets), and complete demos at time of request. A short interview with Pallas Artistic leadership will be required of Finalists. Musicals must be unpublished with no prior large-scale production. Proof of rights must be secured by the composers if the musical is based on copyrighted material before submission to TableRead.

TableRead only accepts digital submissions. There is no fee to apply.

Please place all required files in a single folder in a drop site (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc.) and send the folder link to tableread@pallastheatre.org. An email will be sent to you to confirm your submission within one week (please do not send emails about confirmation until after one week has passed). Please only include the following materials (incomplete submissions, or those not following guideline:
  • Creator contact information & bios
  • Story sentence: A one sentence statement of the story & 100 word synopsis
  • Cast size, character breakdown, including vocal ranges.
  • Development history & a list of attached parties if any (director, MD, actors, agents, current contracts, etc.) NOTE: Pallas Theatre is run by a collective of artists and most work is done ‘in house.’ We may not be able to accommodate all/any attached parties based on the size/scope/timing of the work.
  • 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. Songs submitted not in the first 30 script pages must include a brief description including placement in the show and the song’s function in the play.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The call for submissions is now open for EURODRAM 2017

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EURODRAM is a theatrical promotion network of works in European, Mediterranean and Central Asian languages. Its main objective is to present works by contemporary playwrights to both theater professionals and the public at large, with a particular focus on linguistic diversity. The network is organized into 30 language-based committeeswith a total of more than 300 members.

EURODRAM hosts two types of theatrical contests:
– Even years: the selection of plays written in the language of the committee (original plays).
– Odd years (as is the case of this edition 2016-2017): the selection of plays from other languages translated into the language committee (translated plays).

The complete list of EURODRAM winners is published in the press of all member countries, and has a large impact on subsequent theater seasons. The specific award varies depending on the language committees that grant them. For instance, in the case of Hispanic Languages Committee, the winning works have been distributed to a large number of theater professionals inside and outside of Spain, and are presented as part of a reading series in New York City. This event is being organized by AENY – Spanish Artists in New York in collaboration with NITE – New International Theatre Experience.

This year, EURODRAM 2017 will accept plays that have been translated into the languages of the committees.

To participate, send an email with the subject heading “EURODRAM 2017 – Submissions” to the director of the committee of the language in which the play has been translated. Check the addresses of the directors in each committee’s page by clicking here. If you want to submit a play translated into Spanish for the consideration of the Hispanic Languages Committee, please feel free to email me directly at beatriz@nitecorp.com with the subject “EURODRAM 2017 – Submissions”. Any email received with a different subject won’t be filtered into the proper folder and therefore won’t be able to participate in the selection process. Please, be careful.

PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE RULES MAY VARY PER COMMITTEE. Check the rules that apply to you here: EURODRAM 2017

The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2016.

If you have any further questions please contact Dominique Dolmieu, general coordinator of EURODRAM at documentation@sildav.org

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Little Black Dress seeks 10-minute plays

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Submissions are now being accepted from awesome female playwrights for consideration in this year's festival. This festival utilizes a peer-review process for evaluating submissions, so please make sure to read over the following guidelines carefully before submitting.

This year's festival theme is Hot Mess. Playwrights are invited to submit short plays and/or monologues written on this theme. In the past we've had great success with short scene lets as well (10 minute plays comprised of a couple of scenes, which we can sprinkle throughout the lineup)

LBDI strongly suggests you do not submit plays or monologues longer than ten minutes. Keep in mind that in all instances, shorter is truly better. Plays running longer than ten minutes stand very little chance of making it into the festival as we strive to produce as many playwrights as possible.

Little Black Dress INK utilizes a peer review process for evaluating plays. By submitting to this fest, you agree to participate in this unique opportunity to help select plays for production.

  • Once our submission window is closed, you will receive a selection of plays to read and score using the LBDI online eval form. You MUST read and submit your evaluations by the required date in order for your play to remain in consideration.
  • Submitted works will be read by other participating playwrights and LBDI artistic personnel. But submitting to the festival, you agree to share your work for review in this process.


Submission materials must be emailed to LBDI by December 10, 2016 and should include:
The following information in the body of your email:

  • Your name
  • The title of your play
  • Your contact information *It is very important that you use a reliable email address as all correspondence will be done via email!
  • A blind PDF of your script - do NOT include your name anywhere on the scripts!
  • Email materials to submissions@LittleBlackDressINK.org


LBDI will be producing readings of the top scoring plays nation-wide. The top eight to ten scoring plays will also move on to full production with Little Black Dress INK.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Submissions wanted for Pinning Our Hopes: A Night of Arts & Activism Around the Inauguration

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Pinning Our Hopes, a night of inspiration and action at Deane Hall, the Boston Center for rthe Arts Calderwood Pavilion, will feature theatre artists responding to issues of social justice and citizenship raised by the 2016 election. For one night, some of Boston's best performers will showcase work that speaks of solidarity and resistance, and leaders from local social justice organizations will be on hand to introduce how audiences can connect, contribute, and make a difference.

Submissions open now to writers nationwide: submissions must be original material and may be a monologue, a small-cast short scene from a play, poetry, spoken word, or a new work written in response to the election. The goal of the evening is to highlight the diversity and the experience of those whose rights are most under threat: People of immigrant communities, Muslims and those of non-majority faiths, LGBTQ people, and people of color, and women.


All performances, event space, and materials are being donated, and the event is free/pay what you can, so there is no compensation for the written material.

Deadline: December 14, 2016 
(later submissions may or may not be read)

Please attach contact info and also say whether you want your material to be shared for use with other Pinning Our Hopes performances or only the Boston event.

Send your submissions or questions to pinningourhopes@gmail.com. For more information or to host your own event, visit http://pinningourhopes.com/.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. seeks one-act plays

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If on a Winter's Night... (One Act Plays)

Length: 15-45 minutes in production / 50 pages or less

Topic: This year's theme is "Perception" – what that means specifically is open to your interpretation. If on a Winter's Night... takes the form of either fully staged readings or completed productions depending on the year. If you submit, you are indicating your willingness to be considered for either.

Playwrights: NYC area or able to travel at least occasionally throughout January.

Deadline for submissions: December 1, 2016
Compensation: Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. will cover all production costs associated with rehearsing and performing the piece. Playwrights retain copyright and full ownership of their plays. No further compensation will be provided.

Submit
Submit your work online at http://everydayinferno.com/scriptsubmissions.html

Format
PDF format is STRONGLY preferred. Google docs will not be considered.

Manhattan Rep’s January Short Play Competition

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Seeking fully produced, (cast, directed and ready to be performed by Jan.)

original, never-produced before, 7 - 20 minute 1 act plays for

Manhattan Rep’s January Short Play Competition

January 5 - January 21, 2017

at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,17-19 West 45th St. NYC

$100 Prize for Best Short Play

Each 7 - 20 minute play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, and a minimum of 2 performances! 1 more performance if your play goes on to the Finals.

To submit your 7 - 20 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 December 15, 2016.


Please put “January Short Play Competition” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a couple days, 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 December 15, 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: www.manhattanrep.com

New Works Festival 2017 Script Submission

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Each year, Kitchen Dog selects six new plays from hundreds of submissions to be part of our New Works Festival. Selected scripts receive 15-20 hours of rehearsal, one public reading in June, and a $100 honorarium for the playwright. As Founding Members of the National New Play Network, it is our goal to showcase an exciting, diverse, and inclusive slate of plays that reflect the next phase of new work coming to the fore in the American theater and beyond. This year marks our 19th annual festival of new plays. In a continued effort to go green, we are only accepting submissions through the New Play Exchange (NPX). If you are unfamiliar with NPX or how to submit a play through the new opportunity module, please scroll down for tips.

We invite playwrights to submit full-length scripts that have had no more than one production. This is more of a showcase opportunity than a developmental one, so scripts should be close to production-ready, especially since we are unable to provide travel funds. Plays that call for five or fewer actors are ideal, but not mandatory. We ask that all scripts speak to Kitchen Dog’s mission. Only one submission per playwright will be accepted.

The web-based NPX is the most efficient way to get your work in front of hundreds of new play professionals across the country. This platform allows us to easily receive your plays, and to recommend them to our colleagues in the field. While we are only able to present six plays as part of our Festival, we are committed to writing recommendations in NPX for our top 25 finalists.

Only electronic submissions will be considered – no hard copies or emailed submissions accepted.

DEADLINE is December 5th, 2016.
If you have questions about submitting your play to us through NPX, please contact haley@kitchendogtheater.org





HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT PLAYWRIGHTS: Get details on how to submit your plays for our annual PUP FEST.

HOW TO USE NPX to SUBMIT YOUR PLAY

1. Go to www.newplayexchange.org and create a Writer account.
2. Once you've set up your profile, upload a full draft of the play you want to send to Kitchen Dog. Samples are not eligible for any NPX opportunities.
3. You'll get an e-mail from NPX telling you that your play is eligible (this can take up to 24 hours, but is usually much faster).
4. Make sure you're logged into NPX in your browser, click on the link in the email, review our criteria again - just to make sure - then click the big blue "tag my play" button.
5. You're done. It's really that simple!

The Monthly Question December 2016

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We are now accepting submissions for Lama Theater Company’s Monthly Question!

The Monthly Question is a reading series of new and bold writing around Lama’s monthly question that will be performed at The Kraine Theater, NYC.

With the elections results and the upcoming holiday’s season, we were curies to find out… Why Hope?

We're accepting submissions of short plays /Monologues/Poems and songs until Nov 30th, 2016. Then we will choose pieces that address the question differently!

Our Mission: Lama means WHY in Hebrew. Lama generates new work that explores theatrical, psychological, political and social questions from within the nation and around the world to inspire different points of view and theatrical visions.

Important dates:

November 30th - playwrights/poets/song writers submission deadline!
December 5th - announcement of chosen works.
December 12st - performance night at 8:00pm. Casting the actors on the spot at 7:30pm. Location: The Kraine Theater, NYC.

Read before submitting:
  • Scripts must be related to our monthly question. 
  • Our November question: WHY HOPE? What inspires you when you read the question? We are interested in what you are thinking about and how the question might affect the work you do. The questions are open to many interpretations! 
  • When you submit please keep in mind that Lama encourage artistic exploration, provoking and risk-taking writing. 
  • Playwrights can be from anywhere, but plays must be in English. 
  • Short plays are limited to 8 pages in standard playwright formats. (You can submit your 10 pages play but please keep in mind that we might ask you to make a few cuts.) 
  • Poems/ Monologues are limited to 2 pages. 
  • Song samples should be mp3 and no more than 3 minutes. 
  • One submission per artist. 
  • Only submissions by electronic attachment will be accepted, Microsoft Word document or PDF. 
  • Submit a BLIND copy of your script (without any personal information on it.) The subject line should include the title of the play and the country you are from. 
  • E-mail your Script/Song/Poem to: lama@lamatheatercompany.com 

Please fill your contact information at our website:

http://www.lamatheatercompany.com/#!the-monthly-question-submission-/c15j0

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Campfire Theatre Festival is accepting submissions

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SUBMISSIONS ARE OPEN TO EMERGING PLAYWRIGHTS WITH SCRIPTS THAT HAVE NEVER BEEN PRODUCED.

"Emerging" is defined as a playwright that has not had more than two professional productions or a published script.

"Never been produced" means plays that have had small readings and workshops are fine, but plays that have been previously produced or published are not accepted.

We will accept plays in two categories:
  • One-act: Play must be between ten and sixty pages with no intermissions.
  • Full-length: Play must be more than sixty pages, less than one hundred and twenty pages, and may have an intermission.
We currently cannot accept musicals. We can accept children's plays. We will accept plays of any genre. Each playwright may submit ONE play-- not ONE of each category. Please keep in mind that we will be taking technical requirements and feasibility to produce with a short rehearsal schedule into consideration when making selections. 

IF YOU ARE SELECTED:
  • Your play will be assigned a cast and director
  • Your play will be presented in a staged reading during our festival in Fall 2017 in Boise, Idaho
  • You will receive a prize of either $100 for a selected full-length play or $50 for a selected one-act
  • Campfire Theatre Festival is not currently able to provide playwright travel stipends; however, if a selected playwright can provide their own travel to Boise for the festival, all efforts will be made to assist with housing and meals.
SUBMISSION CAPS AND DEADLINE:

The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2016. 

We will accept the first 100 one-act plays and 200 full-length plays and close submissions when we receive that many, even if it's before the deadline. 

TO APPLY:
Please email contact@campfiretheatrefestival.com with the requested materials:
  • A theatrical resume titled "RESUME" including contact information
  • A document titled "ADDITIONAL INFO" containing the following:
  • A short response to the following question: Why do you think this opportunity would benefit you at this point in your career?
  • A casting breakdown (specific requirements, doubling, cast size, etc.)
  • A brief note on technical requirements
  • A short synopsis
  • A copy of your script titled "SCRIPT", blinded (no names or identifying info please!). The play must be in proper stageplay format or it will not be read.
Please title your email either "ONE-ACT" or "FULL-LENGTH" depending on what you're submitting. All documents must be in PDF form.

PLEASE EMAIL DAYNA@CAMPFIRETHEATREFESTIVAL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Urban Stages CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS THE JANUARY PLAYS

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An evening of 10-minute plays
NYC/Metropolitan Area Playwrights

Dear Playwright,

You are invited to submit an original 10-minute play to Urban Stages’ THE JANUARY PLAYS, a new opportunity under the auspices of Urban Stages’ Development Program.

THE JANUARY PLAYS challenges your creativity to write an original play using the month of January as the springboard, subject or theme. Think of holidays and observances in January – New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, and Chinese New Year. January is also National Glaucoma Awareness Month, National Blood Donor Month, and National Mentoring Month. The Golden Globe Awards are on January 17, and Holocaust Memorial Day is observed on January 27. Or think outside the box! Perhaps your play is inspired by a celebrity who was born in January (Elvis Presley, Al Capone, Albert Schweitzer) or who died that month (Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill, Coco Chanel).

We are seeking plays written in any style that reveal a fresh plot, sufficient conflict and a running time of 10 minutes, maximum. Plays are due at midnight on Saturday, December 10.

The first 100 submissions will be considered for programming. Selected plays will be presented as a staged reading at Urban Stages’ 74-seat theatre located at 259 West 30th Street in Manhattan. Performances will be Sunday, January 8th @ 2:00 & 4:00. Are you ready? Here are the guidelines. 

Please read carefully!

SCRIPT GUIDELINES:
· The springboard, subject or theme for your play must be the month of January.
· Write for a cast of 2-3 actors.
· We strongly encourage scripts that can be staged without relying on stage directions. If stage directions are necessary, please keep them to a minimum.
· Your script will be presented as a staged reading in accordance with AEA guidelines. Keep production values to a minimum. Standard set pieces will be available. Costumes are at the discretion of the director and the willing cooperation of the actors. No hand props can be used. Remember, less is more!
· Plays should be in standard script format: 12 point font, 1” margins on all sides, and character names on a separate line. Be sure to number all pages.
· Submit scripts in MS-Word - preferred - or PDF format.
· Scripts longer than 10 pages – title and character breakdown pages are not counted – will NOT be considered. Regardless of the number of pages, the running time MUST be no more than 10 minutes!
· You may only submit one script for consideration.
· Playwrights must attend both performances of the staged reading on January 8th.
· We encourage you to attend rehearsals, if possible. The schedule will be determined later.
· The deadline for script submission is midnight, Saturday, December 10.

We strongly encourage original scripts developed for this presentation. Do not submit a play that has been previously produced.

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
· Urban Stages presents the play. We provide the actors, directors, stage manager, rehearsal space and the theatre (located at 259 West 30th Street).
· ALL participants are donating their time and talent. There is no fee or cost to the playwright.
· Each playwright and director will attend the staged readings of their script in designated seating.
· Every play gets two performances on the same day.

Please make sure you follow all submission requirements.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
· Email your scripts to Bara@urbanstages.org.
· Write in the subject line: THE JANUARY PLAYS / Your Name
· In the body of the email send:
o Your complete contact information – name, mailing address, email address and phone number
o A one-line summary of the action of your play, including how your script relates to the month of January.
· You will be contacted regarding your play’s status by mid-late December.

If you have any questions, use the email address above. For more information on Urban Stages, see our website at www.urbanstages.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely,
Bara Swain
Creative Consultant
Urban Stages

Thursday, November 24, 2016

NYCPlaywrights poll results

Thanks to everybody who participated in the NYCPlaywrights poll, in answer to the question:

"Playwrights - do you have an agent?"

The results:
  • 2%   Yes, and it's very good for my career
  • 7%   Yes, but my agent doesn't do much for my career
  • 1%    I expect to have an agent soon 
  • 65%  No, but I would like an agent
  • 23%  No and don't care about agents

Pallas Theatre Collective seeks musicals

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Pallas Theatre Collective welcomes submissions of completed, full-length and one act musicals for their 2017 TableRead Series between October 15, 2016 and December 15, 2016. TableRead 2016 will offer creative teams the opportunity to develop, workshop and present new works of musical theatre in collaboration with Pallas’s new musical development team through a series of university and professional readings (usually 3-4), culminating in a professional black-box style production in 2018. Creators are provided a small honorarium and some travel expenses, as well as 10% net box office receipts from the show. For more information and a list of past winners, visit: pallastheatre.org/TableRead.

Only completed projects will be accepted. Semi-finalists will be asked to submit full libretto, full score (generated through music publishing software, no lead sheets), and complete demos at time of request. A short interview with Pallas Artistic leadership will be required of Finalists. Musicals must be unpublished with no prior large-scale production. Proof of rights must be secured by the composers if the musical is based on copyrighted material before submission to TableRead.

TableRead only accepts digital submissions. There is no fee to apply.

Please place all required files in a single folder in a drop site (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, etc.) and send the folder link to tableread@pallastheatre.org. An email will be sent to you to confirm your submission within one week (please do not send emails about confirmation until after one week has passed). Please only include the following materials (incomplete submissions, or those not following guideline:
  • Creator contact information & bios
  • Story sentence: A one sentence statement of the story & 100 word synopsis
  • Cast size, character breakdown, including vocal ranges.
  • Development history & a list of attached parties if any (director, MD, actors, agents, current contracts, etc.) NOTE: Pallas Theatre is run by a collective of artists and most work is done ‘in house.’ We may not be able to accommodate all/any attached parties based on the size/scope/timing of the work.
  • 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. Songs submitted not in the first 30 script pages must include a brief description including placement in the show and the song’s function in the play.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

2017 National Latino Playwriting Award

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Submissions for the 2017 National Latino Playwriting Award are now open. Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff.

Submission Procedure

We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:
Submit a single script via U.S. mail and email.
Scripts must be postmarked by December 31, 2016.

Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name, and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address, and email).
Include a cover letter of no more than one page, describing the play’s developmental history, and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.

Submit manuscripts to:

National Latino Playwriting Award
ATTN: Katherine Monberg, Literary Manager
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701

AND

kmonberg@arizonatheatre.org.

Eligibility

The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.

Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish-language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)

Plays must be unpublished and professionally unproduced at the time of submission.

Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.

Scripts

The physical scripts become the property of Arizona Theatre Company and will not be returned. In this case, “property” means the physical property of the theatre, not the intellectual property or any rights to the play.

The winner will be notified by August 1, 2017.

For more information contact Katherine Monberg, ATC Literary Manager (520) 884-8210 x 7508 or kmonberg@arizonatheatre.org.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

2017 ARTIST AS ACTIVIST TWO-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

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In 2017, the thematic frame guiding the foundation’s open call for proposals is racial justice in the United States, and more specifically the epidemic of mass incarceration. Through that lens we are seeking proposals from activist artists who are pursuing ambitious creative projects that directly tackle the issue of mass incarceration.

Applying lessons from the inaugural round of fellowship applications, the foundation decided to narrow the focus of future open calls by inviting projects addressing a specific issue or theme. The issue area is subject to change. The 2016 and 2017 cohorts of Artist as Activist Fellows are addressing racial justice through the lens of mass incarceration.

The online application to the 2017 Artist as Activist Two Year Fellowship is now open. This is the only open call for grant proposals the foundation will announce in 2017.

2017 ARTIST AS ACTIVIST TWO-YEAR FELLOWSHIP

THEME
Racial justice with particular focus on mass incarceration

WHO SHOULD APPLY?
US-based artists and artist collectives seeking to work full-time on an
ambitious creative work tackling this issue

FELLOWSHIP PERIOD
May 2017 – April 2019

FELLOWSHIP GRANT
Up to $100,000 over a two-year period

DEADLINE
December 7, 2016, 11:59 pm (EST)
Please note, the Foundation is not able to grant extensions or accept late submissions

INTERVIEW DATES
March 17–March 24, 2017
For applicatant invited to move to next round

AWARD NOTIFICATION
Late April 2017

Manhattan Rep's December Holiday Event 2016

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Seeking fully produced, (cast, directed and ready to be performed)
original, never-produced before, 7 - 15 minute 1 Act Plays,
Dance Pieces (2 - 10 minutes), and Spoken Word Poetry (10 Minutes) for:


Manhattan Rep's December Holiday Event 2016
December 14 - 22, 2016
at the New Manhattan Repertory Theatre on West 45th St.


Each play, dance piece or spoken word poetry will be given a tech rehearsal, and a minimum of 2 performances!

To submit your 7 - 15 minute play production, 2 - 10 Minute Dance Piece or Spoken Word Poetry (10 min or less), please email:
  • The complete script of the play as a .pdf, or synopsis of your dance piece or your poetry as a .pdf file, 
  • the set and lighting requirements, 
  • the piece’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 December 5, 2016.

  • Please put “December Holiday Event" in the subject heading.
  • We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.
  • ACTS that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
  • The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before December 5, 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 $15 commitment fee.

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