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Sunday, December 3, 2017


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Applications will be accepted through December 6, 2017

Works-In-Progress provides artistic, production, and administrative developmental support over a six-month periodfor a cohort of 4-5 selected artists/artistic collaborations.

A hallmark of the program is a series of critical response feedback sessions facilitated by Red Eye artists. Artists selected have access to the theater throughout the program, providing the opportunity to explore and experiment with conceptual and staging ideas over an extended timeframe.

Works-In-Progress is linked to Red Eye’s Isolated Acts program, with both functioning as key components of the annual New Works 4 Weeks festival.

Works-In-Progress was created over 30 years ago as a way to support experimental performance makers in dialogue with each other. It aims to create a multidisciplinary community of creators linked by a shared desire to investigate process throughcritical discourse.

The emphasis of Works-In-Progress is on the process of developing an original piece for performance, primarily in terms of its conceptual development and staging. The series is designed to serve emerging artistswho are exploring new directions in pieces that would benefit from an extensive reflective process and are best suited for development in a creative laboratory setting.


Artists working in all performancedisciplines are welcome to apply. Interdisciplinary, multimedia,and collaborative artists are encouraged.Works-In-Progress is targeted towards artists, collaboratives, and ensembles who are pushing the boundaries of performance through a questioning of form, content, and/or aesthetics. Four to five projects are selected each year by a panel consisting of Red Eye company artists and past WIP participants. Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail by December 22, 2017about the panel’s decision.  Projects in which the primary artists are current undergraduate students are not eligible for this program.

Each project may present A MINIMUM OF 10 AND A MAXIMUM OF 15 MINUTES in the festival.

Longer works may be accepted into the program, in which case an excerpt will be presented in the final show.

Should a piece receive subsequent production, credit must be given to Red Eye for developmental support.Works-In-Progress 2018will be presented for four public performances Thursday-Sunday, May 24-27, 2018.

A direct stipend of $550 is provided foreach project.Participants have access to Red Eye’s technical resources, including rehearsal spaceand limited lighting and sound capabilities throughout the rehearsal process. Access will be dependent on mainstage and rental shows happening in the space during the course of the program.

Red Eye provides a lighting designer and production manager for the public performances, promotion of the series, and an opening night reception.  The series is not open to critical review.Participants are expected to give their works production values (minimal as they may be), and move beyond a staged reading. Participants are responsible for all elements of production, including casting, design(aside from lighting design), and direction.Participation is required in at least five of the seven group feedback sessions.Selected participants must be able to attend an informational meeting 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.Rehearsal space will be available from that date through performance.


1. A cover pagelisting the title of your project, your name, address, telephone number/s and e-mail address.

2. A two-page narrative, including
1) a description of the conceptual intent of the piece and your ideas for how those intentions might be developed for performance;
2) an articulation of the questions you are raising in your workand this project;
3) the style of the piece; and the visual, aural, and/or staging approaches you hope to explore;
4) a paragraph about your expectations for what you hope to get out of the program.
3. A one-page resume of the primary artist/s submitting this proposal.

4. A list of proposed production/artistic personnel(consider lead artists, performers, directors, designers, etc.).

You may also include a short statement detailing your relationship to any of these potential collaborators. Note: Red Eye provides a production coordinator and lighting designer for the series.

5. (optional) A production historyof your proposed project, if any.

6. A one-page work sampleinformational page. This should include: titles, length of excerpts, your role in each, a brief description of how the work sample relates to your proposed project, and linksto the work samples (if applicable).

7. (optional) Any visual or text work samples that do not have electronic links.


For your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material will be weighted as follows:

NOTE: Most proposals benefit from the inclusion of a performance video sample
> videosample, 1 minute = 1 minute (vimeo or equivalent link)
> audio sample, 1 minute = 1 minute (link or sound file attachment)
> visuals, 1 image= 30 seconds (image file OR link to website or equivalent)
> performance text, 1 page = 1 minute (.pdf or .doc formatted), (for example: you could submit 5 minutes of video or 2 minutes of video, 2 pages of text, and 2images, etc.


Pleasesubmit your application electronically to staff@redeyetheater.org.

To do so, save your proposal as a single PDF file. Work samples should besent as separate digital attachments or links.

 If sending links be sure to include any relevant passwords for accesson the Work Sample Informational page.

Include your name in all file titles.

If you are unable to submit electronically, send or deliver hard copies to:
15 West 14th St
Minneapolis, MN  55403-2301

Applications maybe placed in Red Eye’s mail slot 24/7, located on your right as you face the front doors.Note: the slot can only accommodate packages less than 2” thick.

Work samples will not be returned.If necessary, the panel may contactselected applicants for a brief interview before a final decision is made.

Application materials must be received at Red Eye on or before WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2017.  This is NOT a postmark date
or your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material
will be weighted as follows:
Most proposals benefit from the inclusion of a performance video sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (vimeo or equivalent link)
audio sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (link or sound file attachment)
, 1 image
= 30
seconds (image file OR link to website or equivalent)
performance text
, 1 page = 1 minute (.pdf or .doc formatted),
(for example: you could submit 5 minutes of video
2 minutes of video, 2 pages of text, a
For your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material
will be weighted as follows:
Most proposals benefit from the inclusion of a performance video sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (vimeo or equivalent link)
audio sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (link or sound file attachment)
, 1 image
= 30
seconds (image file OR link to website or equivalent)
performance text
, 1 page = 1 minute (.pdf or .doc formatted),
(for example: you could submit 5 minutes of video
2 minutes of video, 2 pages of text, a
or your work sample you can submit up to 5 “minutes” of material. Material
will be weighted as follows:
Most proposals benefit from the inclusion of a performance video sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (vimeo or equivalent link)
audio sample
, 1 minute = 1 minute (link or sound file attachment)
, 1 image
= 30
seconds (image file OR link to website or equivalent)
performance text
, 1 page = 1 minute (.pdf or .doc formatted),
(for example: you could submit 5 minutes of video
2 minutes of video, 2 pages of text, a

Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”

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[LOVE THEMED PLAY FESTIVAL] Please consider the following guidelines for Därkhorse Drämatists “Four Our Hearts”! This is our smaller festival featuring 4 headlining selections. It’s important to note, that while we favor newer plays, this festival is not limited to original work. Your submissions may have been produced at other venues, so long as it is unpublished and wasn’t featured in last year’s festival. Besides one-act plays, we are also looking for 1-person shorts & monologues. Please refer to the guidelines below.

One-acts: 25 page maximum / 10 page minimum. (No minimum page count for 1 person shorts or monologues). No exceedingly violent or pornographic material. Adult language allowed within reason.

Plays may have a maximum of 3-4 characters and should take place in a limited setting and minimal props.

Due for submission by December 6th. 2 submissions allowed per playwright.

Playwright must provide contact information including their location and previous production history of the play where applicable. Regional playwrights are given first consideration.

Submissions preferred in stageplay format. E-mailed no later than December 6th to: darkhorsedramatists@gmail.com

Plays can be any genre; comedy, satirical, farce, drama, horror or gothic as long as they fall into a loose 'Valentines Day / Love or relationship' theme.

Plays will be mediated in a forum comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors to determine which will be produced.

• At this current time, we don't produce full length scripts / longer than 50 pages. We will still accept submissions for full-length work for future consideration.

• All play submissions must be e-mailed to: DARKHORSEDRAMATISTS@GMAIL.COM in PDF or word (.doc / .docx), preferably in standard stage play format. Submissions are completely free of charge, no fee.

• Your play is moderated in an initial screening by the artistic director and committee before determining if it makes it to the table reading. After the table reading, it is reviewed by a team of local actors & directors, using blind ballots, and the highest scores are selected. If selected for production in a play festival, your work will be performed in black box style presentation with minimal stage and set requirements. We are a not-for-profit unit, with the goal to introduce new work to community theatre audiences, and raise awareness for contemporary dramatic theatre; while helping newer playwrights and unpublished work gain exposure. We cannot pay royalties for your work, but do offer other tokens of appreciation.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Call for Plays: OC-centric New Play Festival

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OC-centric: Orange County’s New Play Festival seeks new plays for 2018.

Our script submission deadline is December 17. 

If you live in or hail from Orange County, California, please submit your script in consideration. The next edition of the festival is scheduled for August 16-26, 2018 at Chapman University in Orange.

We fully produce new plays. We do so featuring actors and directors from the greater Los Angeles area and Chapman University students. In past years, we have produced new work from SoCal playwrights including Erica Bennett, Megan Breen, Diana Burbano, Kerry Kazmierowicztrimm, Robert Riemer, Lojo Simon and many others. The OC WEEKLY has honored us with recognition as Orange County's "Best New Play Festival" and The Dramatist calls OC-centric “a major theatrical event for local playwrights.”

In 2018, we plan to produce

*1 full-length play
*2 one-act plays
*1 ten-minute play

Each play will receive six performances during the festival.

Script submission details:
* Submit scripts via email to occentric@gmail.com in PDF or MS Word format. In your email message, let us know a little about your connection to Orange County, California.
(The criteria for eligibility: you must either have grown up in Orange County, or you currently live in Orange County at least 6 months of the year.)
* Submissions will be accepted through Sunday night, December 17. Submissions after December 17 will not be considered.
* There is no submission fee.
* Playwrights will receive a small honorarium/royalty.
* No restrictions on language or subject matter, but no nudity.
* Sorry, no musicals.
* Plays should have casts of 12 or less and be producible in a black box theatre space with playing area of about 20' x 25'.
* Ideally, most of the characters in your play should be age 20-35, as Chapman University students may be playing some (and perhaps all) of the roles involved.
* Playwrights may submit a maximum of two plays.
A full-length play = a play that runs 60 minutes or longer.
A one-act play = a play that runs less than 60 minutes. (As in 2017, we are particularly interested in longer one-acts that run 30-60 minutes.)
A ten-minute play = a play that runs approximately 10 minutes.
* The playwright’s name and contact information must appear on the title page of the script(s).

Any questions may be directed to occentric@gmail.com. Information about past OC-centric festivals is at our website www.oc-centric.com

We look forward to reading your work!

Tamiko Washington, Artistic Director
Eric Eberwein, Associate Artistic Director

Unsolicited testimonial ~ thanks Justin McDevitt

On December 11 I am doing a reading at Theater for the New City Scratch Night which I found out about thanks to NYCPlaywrights.” 

~  Justin McDevitt 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Druid Theatre seeks scripts

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Please note that we are accepting scripts for 2017 from 28th July to 30th November via online submission form only. 

Playwrights who submit a script during the submission window will have their work reviewed. Scripts received outside of this time will not be considered. Scripts must be submitted via an online form - scripts sent via email, post or other means will not be accepted.

The company accepts plays in the English language. For the purposes of clarity: Druid accepts translations of original plays into English, which meet our criteria.

Please ensure you have read our guidelines before submitting your script.

How It Works

For the open submission process, a reading panel assists the Artistic Director in assessing your play and ensures that a range of perspectives are brought to bear on each submission.

While Druid gives consideration to all plays submitted within the allotted period, we are not in a position to give a detailed a response to each.

The open submission process takes place alongside commissions, workshops, mentoring, public readings and other playwright development initiatives as part of Druid’s commitment to bring new work into production.

Should you have any further questions, email info@druid.ie.
Please do not use the above email address to submit a script.

· Submit only one script per year unless requested.

· Submit original work only.

· Submit only those plays that have not had a full professional or amateur production. In this light, plays emerging from student productions or from a reading/workshop will be accepted.

Writers whose work has previously been produced by amateur theatre companies are asked to submit only those plays that are not currently intended for production.

·Druid is not in a position to accept radio scripts, TV scripts or screenplays.

·Druid is not in a position to accept one-act plays or plays for children.

·Scripts must be submitted as a finished draft (see Formating Guidelines below) and will be assessed on that understanding. 

Synopses or treatments are accepted if submitted with an accompanying complete script.

Formatting Guidelines
  • Scripts should be typed on A4 with pages numbered
  • Please preface your script with a page detailing setting and characters
  • Please ensure you check the spelling in your script thoroughly.
  • Font size should not be lower than 12 pt.
  • Stage direction must be in italics
  • Character names must be in capital letters.
  • Please save your file in one of the following formats: Word (.doc) or PDF
  • Your name and contact details should not appear anywhere on the scripts.

Write a Monologue for Me Part II: LAKE TOWANDA by Natasha Sera

Thanks to Natasha Sera and Starra Andrews for their great work.

Natasha says:
I was really inspired by Starra Andrews' statement about the kind of play she wanted to see - I'm a big fan of Stranger Things too. I thought it might be fun to update the old horror story "The Monkey's Paw." I especially enjoyed playing with having the play exist on two levels - you can read it as a supernatural event - or you can look at it as the story of a woman going through a breakdown due to tragedy in her personal life. It took several tries to get the whole thing to fit in one page - I was glad to have the challenge, it forces you to cut out all the extraneous stuff.
Natasha Sera is new to playwriting and wishes to thank the good folks at NYCPlaywrights for giving her a chance to share her work.

Starra's monologue request
I love all things paranormal, and since Halloween is coming - it's perfect timing. I would love to perform and bring to life your favorite Halloween story. It can be fun loving or frightening. Think "Stranger Things" or something in that genre. Trick or Treat!

Starra Andrews grew up writing fantasy stories and acting on stage. After attaining a B.A. in Theatre and completing the LACC Acting Academy in Los Angeles, her non-fiction book The Pursuit of Acting; Working Actors Share Their Experience and Advice was published to help student actors. She’s performed such roles as Helen Keller’s mother in The Miracle Worker, Claudia Draper in Nuts, as well as gritty, fun roles such as a Kit Kat girl in Cabaret. 
Starra has also been seen recently giving a tour on the NYCPlaywrights web site.

Athena Theatre Playwriting Group and New Play Festival

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Athena Theatre invites you to submit to Athena Writes, emerging playwrights’ group assembled for a one-year exploration of the theme: “Falling Forward,” and centered on Athena Theatre’s commitment to supporting new work which pushes at the boundaries of live theatre. We especially encourage playwrights with an eye for diverse characters, strong points of view, and action focused dialogue to apply. 

As a part of Athena Writes, playwrights will meet twice a month on Tuesdays (or a date that works best for the group), beginning in mid-January 2018, for three hours, to discuss the year’s theme, share new work and talk playwriting and the business of theatre. Playwrights will be asked to write a short, 10-minute play for production at the New Play Festival currently scheduled at a NYC theatre in Spring 2018.  They will also spend the year working on a full-length piece on this year’s theme.  The playwright group will be facilitated by Athena Theatre Company’s 2018 playwright-in-residence, Nora Sørena Casey.  

All playwrights will offer a ten-minute play at the play festival.  Athena Theatre will provide the theater space and PR outreach; playwrights will be responsible for any specialty costumes, props or scenic items. The compilation of all ten-minute plays created in residence will be submitted for publication consideration.  

Those selected will be asked for an admission fee to be a part of Athena Writes, emerging playwrights’ group 2018 of $125. 100% of this contribution goes directly to theatre rental, actor and crew stipends for the New Play Festival and the Year-End Staged Reading. 

The playwrights’ full-length plays will also be considered for full production by Athena Theatre in its next season. 

We will have guest dramaturges throughout the year to give feedback on the new pieces. We will also keep playwrights apprised of all play submission opportunities. The meeting space is at the Dramatists Guild Foundation and playwrights will be able to hear their work read out loud.  The three-hour meetings will comprise of discussion about individual playwrights’ projects, as well as readings of new work, where playwrights will cast (from the other writers) and hear their work read aloud.  Athena Theatre believes that a play cannot be fully understood until the words hit the ear of an audience.  This process will allow playwrights to deepen their understanding of their own work, as well as glean ideas and approaches from their fellow playwrights. 

Playwrights will be asked to concentrate on both their ten-minute piece, as well as their full-length piece throughout the year. 

At the end of the year, 10-minute excerpts from each full-length play will be presented as a staged reading at a NYC venue TBA. 

To be considered for Athena Writes 2018 please submit the following by December 16th, 2017 to Founding Artistic Director, Veronique Ory at Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com: 
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest 
  • Full-length play, which highlights your style of writing 
  • Resume 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Moonshot Theatre Company is looking for one-act and full-length scripts

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Moonshot Theatre Company, a new non-profit organization in NYC, is looking for one-act and full-length scripts. We are seeking work that:

  • Is Entertaining, Bold, Relevant, Live and Collaborative
  • Would work well in a non-proscenium seating environment
  • Features immersive elements or takes advantage of being performed amidst a live audience
  • Has opportunity for multi-disciplinary collaboration
  • Reflects current social/political issues in America in a creative way
  • Integrates whimsical/experimental elements, and inspires the child-like curiosity of an audience member
  • Is polished and ready for a full production (3-4 week run, 5-7 shows/week at a 74-99 seat NYC space)
  • Has not had a fully-produced production in NYC in the past three years (workshops and readings are fine). 

All work will be considered regardless of the gender identity, ethnic background, skin color and/or sexual preference of the author. We are excited to curate seasons of voices that celebrate the diverse cultures that comprise America. We are very interested in producing quality work from under-represented voices in America's theatrical landscape.

If you're usure whether your submission fits these criteria, it certainly does not hurt to submit anyway! We may be interested in championing you as an artist in some way even if your production is not a good fit for us at this time.

PLAYWRIGHTS (Seeking submissions nationally)

Please send:

  • A one-page treatment of your piece
  • A 10-page writing sample from the piece. 
  • Production History
  • A brief cover letter telling us a little about yourself and why you think this would be a good choice for Moonshot Theatre Company to produce!

If we would like to investigate further, we will ask for a full script submission.
Please Email submissions to Michael Amendola, Executive Director at Michael@moonshottheatre.com.

Unsolicited testimonial ~ thanks Johnny Culver

...just to let you know that 95% of our plays selected in past festivals come from the postings on your site. Thanks as always!

~ Johnny Culver
Equity Library Theater/Summer festivals

Monday, November 27, 2017

Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2018 Play Festival

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Submissions are now being accepted for the Woodside Players of Queens Spring 2018 Play Festival, to take place in May 2018.

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp), from playwrights from the five boroughs of New York City only.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp). Musicals welcome! Basic set requirements.
One submission per playwright. No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! No submission fee. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too!

Deadline: February 15. 2018
Email: woodsideplayersofqueens@gmail.com

Left Coast Theatre Co. seeks 10- to 15-Minute Plays

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Left Coast Theatre Co. seeks 10- to 15-Minute Plays of any genre (comedy, drama, etc.) that relate to the theme listed below.

We encourage innovative/humorous/surprising scripts that address the following: “Besties”

They say some friends come and go like waves in the ocean, but best friends stick around like an octopus on your face. Let’s face it. Sometimes friendship can be…sticky. (What is a brojob anyway?) LCTC’s newest collection of hilarious and heartfelt original shorts will have you reaching for the tissues and crying with laughter as we share six original tales of the unpredictability and wackiness of queer friendships in the modern age. So bring your friends – and maybe some Kleenex – and we’ll help you work through your issues. Who knows? You might even make a new bestie.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Playwrights may submit no more than two 10- to 15-Minute Plays.
  • Plays may be no longer than 10-15 pages, exclusive of your title and character pages.
  • Plays must include an LGBTQ theme, character, event, etc.
  • Plays must contain no more than 5 characters.
  • Set, props and costume requirements should be minimal.
  • Script should include title page with play title, playwright’s name and contact info as well as a character page that includes a brief summary of the play and how it relates to the theme.
  • Plays must be submitted in PDF format. 

To submit your Play to LCTC, please email info@lctc-sf.org with SUBMISSIONS: your name and the title of your play in the subject line (i.e. SUBMISSIONS: Jane Doe – “Besties are the Bestest”).  Please send each play in a separate email.

Scripts are due to LCTC: December 1, 2017 at 5:00pm PST. No late entries. No exceptions.

Playwrights whose scripts have been selected by LCTC for “Besties” will be notified in by January 31, 2018.

We will be holding a staged reading of 5-6 shorts to let the audience pick their favorite play, which will also be included in the final lineup of “Besties”.

A $50 stipend is available for playwrights whose scripts make it into the final lineup of “Besties”.

“Besties” will run at the Exit Theater in San Francisco from October 26, 2018 – November 20, 2018.

The Joust Theatre Company's Writers' Round Table

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The Joust Theatre Company is currently accepting applications for our Writers’ Round Table, a new developmental playwriting group. We are seeking playwrights to submit in-process, unproduced plays that reimagine and/or challenge systemic norms (political, societal, religious, etc.).

The Writers’ Round Table will meet 1-2 times per month over a 6 month period to exchange ideas and develop their plays. Each play will then receive 2 workshop performances produced by The Joust, to be presented in repertory with another workshop. If selected for the group, the Joust will provide you with:
  • Creative space to develop ideas, as well as rehearsal and performance space for the workshop performances.
  • Actors and a director.
  • 360 marketing for workshops.
  • A modest stipend.
To be considered, please send the following in PDF form to joustliterary@gmail.com by NOVEMBER 30th, 2017:

A Writing Resume

A Cover Letter that addresses the following:

Why you would like to be a part of the Writers’ Round Table.

How your proposed play reimagines or challenges systemic norms.

Any conflicts spanning more than four consecutive weeks in the 2018 calendar year.

A draft or sample of the play you would like to work on in the group.

A finished play that you feel best showcases your writing abilities.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The Tribe Spring Reading Series

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Playwrights! The Tribe would like to invite you to participate in our second annual Spring Reading Series! If interested, please read this message in its entirety so you can adhere to all our submission guidelines.

The Tribe's Spring Reading Series is a platform for new playwrights who wish to have their stories voiced before an audience followed by a brief facilitated talk back.

4 plays will be selected and will be given a staged reading in New York City  during the month of May and considered for full production in our upcoming season.

We are looking specifically for full length plays with 2-8 characters in their 20's or 30's. We encourage playwrights of all genders, ethnicities, and ages to submit.

Deadline for Submissions is NOV. 30th

Submission Guidelines:

Please follow the guidelines carefully. Your play will not be considered if you do not include each step. The more information you give us on your play the easier it will be for us to determine whether or not your play is a good fit!

  • Two submissions per playwright max.
  • Please submit your works to submissions@thetribenyc.com 
  • Include in the subject line “the title of the play, and your name”. 
  • Submissions must be accompanied by the following information in the body of the email,
  • The title of the play;
  • The author’s name, address, telephone number, cell phone number and email address;
  • A brief summary of the play;
  • A short summary of the playwright’s career/experience to date.
  • Full length plays only. The submission must have a minimum playing time of 45-50 minutes.
  • Electronic submissions only.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Playthings Theatre Seeking New Musical Works For PlayFresh 2018 Gala Concert

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The Playthings Theatre is a young theatre company devoted to bringing works of the LGBT community to the New York Stage.

On January 15, we will present PlayFresh 2018, Playthings’ annual gala concert introducing new works by LGBT writers or involving LGBT themes.

Seeking submissions of comic or dramatic solo, duet or group numbers and scenes for any gender or sexual preference with content that affects the LGBT community. Sheet music and/or demo recordings accepted; but if selected, providing full sheet music will be the writers’ responsibilit

Submission deadline: December 15, 2017 

Submit to Playthingstheatre@gmail.com

Friday, November 24, 2017

Living Room Theater New Play Incubator: Immigration

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Living Room Theater is seeking playwrights to develop plays on the theme “Immigration” for its New Play Incubator.  In the course of 3 weeks, the playwrights individually 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.

There is no fee to submit or to participate. Playwrights that have participated in the previous incubator are not eligible to apply at this time. Playwrights must be able to attend all meetings. Please do not submit if you cannot make all the meetings.

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.

02/04/18 Sun from 1-3pm
02/11/18 Sat  from 1-4pm (First draft due)
02/17/18 Sat from 1-4pm
3/3/18 Sat from 6-10pm Staged reading at the National Opera Center

Please submit a resume, a 10 minute play, and a short paragraph in the email why you would be interested in writing about the theme “Immigration” to lvtnewplays@gmail.com Only selected finalists will be asked to interview the week of 01/22/17. Submission deadline is January 20, 2018.

Royal Court Theatre submission guidelines

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The Literary Office is dedicated to finding exciting new plays that ask bold questions about the way we live now. We receive over 3000 unsolicited scripts a year from emerging and established playwrights, all of which are assessed and considered for development or production at the Royal Court.

If you are a writer and would like to send us a script for consideration, then the Literary Office is your first port of call. The Royal Court programmes original plays that investigate the problems and possibilities of our time. Occasionally, we also present revivals. We are looking for outstanding plays which are formally or thematically original and are unlikely to be produced elsewhere.

Before you submit a script to us, we suggest you familiarise yourself with the Royal Court; come and see the plays being produced in our Upstairs and Downstairs spaces, and look at the archive and reviews of recent productions. This should give you a better feel for what we are looking for.

We do not accept one act plays or multiple submissions.

Please do not send us screenplays, novels, collections of poems or radio plays as the Royal Court does not programme adaptations from other forms. We will not read historical or biographical plays and we are unlikely to programme new musicals unless these have been commissioned by us. Unfortunately, we cannot consider resubmissions or new drafts of plays we have read and responded to, unless we have specifically requested a new draft.

Please send scripts in hard copy (double-sided if possible), with a brief synopsis and covering letter describing any previous playwriting experience, to: The Literary Office, Royal Court, Sloane Square, London SW1W 8AS. Unfortunately, we cannot accept scripts by email.

Scripts sent without return postage will be recycled. We are unable to return scripts sent internationally so please do not send International Postage Coupons. Please use recyclable envelopes when submitting scripts to us.

All English language scripts submitted to the theatre are booked in and distributed to readers, as appropriate, from the Literary Office. You will receive an acknowledgement of receipt of your script, generally by email. The scripts are then read by a team of professional playwrights and directors, the senior in-house readers and/or the Literary Manager.

The reader’s report forms the basis of a recommendation to the Literary Manager and, where appropriate, may lead to consideration of the script by the senior Artistic Team at our weekly script meeting and/or additional support for play development through workshops, attachments or readings.

We read all scripts sent to us and will contact you to let you know whether or not we wish to proceed with the development of your play. The very large number of scripts submitted to the Royal Court means it may take 3 months to respond to you.

Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to provide critical feedback or enter into correspondence with playwrights whose work is felt to be unsuitable for further development or production at the Royal Court. However, where appropriate, we strive to secure the interest of other theatres and producers in plays we consider to be of particular merit, but which are not suitable for our own programme.


Chris Campbell Literary Manager
Louise Stephens Deputy Literary Manager
Adam Narat Literary Assistant

For further enquiries please contact literary@royalcourttheatre.com or 020 7565 5050.

Secret Theater One-Act Festival

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Apply here: https://form.jotformpro.com/trimistopheles/-act-one-one-act-festival-2018

The Act One: One Act Festival 2018 is now accepting submissions for the 2018 festival.

Deadline for submissions is December 15th and acceptances will be awarded from now until December 20th, i.e.: We will be reading plays as they come in and notifying before the deadline passes. Early submission advised. We are ideally looking for plays that are 10 – 20 minutes in length.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2018 is a self-producing competition style one-act play festival. The plays are divided into three different programs. Each program will run 5-6 times with four of those performances being evening performances. The Audience will vote for best plays. Those scores will be averaged to insure that everyone has a fair chance regardless of audience size.

The top six to 10 nominated plays will compete on February 3rd at 7:30pm for Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Play. Best Actor wins $50, Actress $50, Director $50 and Best Play $100. We also intend to invite the finalists to have their play published in a short play anthology. This would be a non-exclusive deal, which doesn’t prevent the author from pursuing a deal with Samuel French for example and is not mandatory.

All types of short play are considered, but please remember to keep the staging simple with minimal set and props. We will be using the theatre’s standard lighting plot and will provide you with a light and soundboard operator. In addition we will offer free 2-hour rehearsal space to each show from January 2nd - 5th, which is subject to availability and on a first come first served.

The Act One: One Act Festival 2018 plans to run a rotating schedule of performances beginning Thursday, Jan. 11th through Saturday Feb. 28th. Each Play is responsible for providing their Director and Actors for their production.

Break a leg! Equity Showcases permitted but acts will obtain their own code; The Secret Theatre will provide Equity compliant Insurance to the productions.

Scripts may be submitted to: https://form.jotformpro.com/trimistopheles/-act-one-one-act-festival-2018

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Village Playwrights' Valentine's Gay -- Romance Our Way

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Valentine's Gay -- Romance Our Way,  staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Valentine's Day on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 from 8 to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center.  

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

Deadline Monday, January 8, 2018, 5 pm.
No fee to submit

To Submit:
send your play as an attachment to villageplaywrights@gmail.com
your name and contact information should be in the body of the email but not on the script.
put the name of your script on the subject line
For more information call 614-285-2515.

Everyday Inferno submission guidelines

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We accept writing samples for consideration of full-length plays throughout the year. All submissions that meet our guidelines will be considered for future production. Plays submitted as "production ready" will be considered for inclusion in production slots in our upcoming season. Plays submitted as "reading or workshop" will be considered on a rolling basis for development opportunities.

Length: At least 60 minutes in production
Compensation: Everyday Inferno Theatre Co. covers all production costs associated with rehearsing and performing the piece. In some cases, we are also able to offer a small stipend to our full length playwrights. Playwrights retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.
Important: Please ensure that a character breakdown (including age and gender, if applicable) is included on the version of the script you submit to us.
Format: PDF format is STRONGLY preferred. Google docs will not be considered.

Roundabout Theatre Company submission guidelines

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Roundabout Theatre Company is dedicated to providing a nurturing home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers, and we're proud to introduce new playwrights to the Roundabout family each year.

At this time, Roundabout accepts full script submissions only from established literary agents. If you are a represented writer, please have your literary agent submit on your behalf. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as professional representation in our venue.

If you are an unrepresented writer, you are welcome to submit one 15-page script sample, a script synopsis, and a brief bio for our Literary Department’s review. Please email your materials to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Playwrights are also welcome to email invitations to upcoming readings or productions of their work to submissions@roundabouttheatre.org.

Due to the number of new work submissions received by Roundabout every year, we cannot personally respond to every 15-page submission. However, all script sample submissions are read by the Literary Department within one month of submission. If we are interested in reading more of your work, a representative of the Literary Department will contact you to request the full script. If you have not received a reply within one month of submission, we will not be pursuing the full script. Please do not call regarding the status of your script.

Roundabout does not accept hard-copy script submissions. Scripts sent via mail will not be acknowledged or returned.

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