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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Normal Ave Reading Series seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: November 5th, 2018

Submit online at https://www.normalave.org/napseries

Normal Ave is proud to announce the NAPseries, a brand new festival of new plays, featuring 29-hour workshops of six new plays, networking events, and more.

The reading series will be led by Normal Ave’s newly appointed Literary Manager, Kylie Brown (Lifespan of a Fact) & Artistic Associate, Andrew Garrett (NYTW). The festival will feature three parties, six shows, twelve readings, hundreds of artists, and most importantly, you, the playwright.

This week is all about letting you be just the playwright. We'll take care of the rest. Participating playwrights will be provided with rehearsal and reading space, receive support developing the team and cast for their show, as well as access to the entire festival.
Make theatre. Make connections. Make it happen. We’ve got you.

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 5th
Festival Dates: February 4th-17th
Submission Requirements:
-Currently only accepting full length plays (No musicals at this time)
-Must be 18 years or older to participate
-Must be available to be in NYC during the festival

NYCPlaywrights Podcast ~ Supernatural Podcast

You can hear:
…our interview about the superstitions surrounding “the Scottish Play” and the John Wilkes Booth connection, with noted Shakespearean scholar (and star of a BBC series on Shakespeare) Professor James Shapiro; 
…Orson Welles talk to H. G. Wells (author of the original “War of the World”) about Hitler’s response to the Orson Welles broadcast and the panic it caused; 
…the performance of Michael Jalbert’s LOVERBOY and our discussion with Michael afterwords about how domestic abuse can be more horrifying than the most extreme horror story.
You can listen either on the web site or check it out on iTunes. More info here.

Play selection for the next Podcast episode: A NEW PLAY BY MATTHEW WEAVER

Thanks to everybody who sent their monologue or 10-minute play (or excerpt) for the next episode of the Podcast on the theme of writers writing about writers - the selected item is A NEW PLAY BY MATTHEW WEAVER by... Matthew Weaver.

A new call for submissions will be coming up in the next podcast - stay tuned!

More information about NYCPlaywrights Podcast here.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Free tickets: EMMA AND MAX

by Todd Solondz

Todd Solondz, known for his style of dark, thought-provoking, socially conscious satire, makes his theatrical debut at The Flea. In Emma and Max, he turns his critical eye on New Yorkers, exploring the illusions and delusions, hopes and despair of the city's well-off and worn down.

Complimentary tickets to EMMA AND MAX at The Flea Theater are available for select performances. This offer is non-transferable. Tickets are subject to availability and performances will be removed as they fill up. This offer is only good for the dates listed below.

Once you submit this form, your tickets are CONFIRMED and will be waiting for you at the box office 1-hour prior to curtain time. Thank you and we'll see you at The Flea.

Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (Italy) Play Writing Competition 2019

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Romsey Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society (RAODS) have launched their 321 Play Writing Competition 2019 and are looking for writers to submit entries which will be performed in Italy!
The competition comprises three separate categories: Physical, Monologue and One Act, each with a maximum of 3 performers  Writers are invited to submit entries for any of the categories. The winning script in each category will be performed in May 2019 at Treviglio in Italy, by RAODS members.

There are three competition categories:
  1. Physical – limited dialogue. Maximum of three performers. To include comedy. Duration 10-20 minutes. Cash prize of £75 for winning entry.
  2. Monologue – up to three monologues in one piece. Performers may be on stage at the same time, but do not interact with each other. This piece to be translated into Italian, with the translation made available to the audience. Can be comedic and/or serious. Theme is being British. Total duration 15-30 minutes. Cash prize of £100 for winning entry.
  3. One act play – maximum of three performers (though performers can be multi-role if required). No set theme, but it is to be borne in mind that this is to be performed to an audience whose first language is not English. Duration between 40 and 60 minutes. Cash prize of £125 for winning entry. 
  • Entrants may enter scripts for any number of categories.
  • Entrants may submit multiple entries for each category.
  • All competition entries must be new writing. 
  • Each script must be unpublished. 
  • Each script must not have been performed professionally.
  • Each script must be the work of the credited writer(s).
  • Copyright and ownership of scripts remains with the writer(s).
  • By entering this competition, the writer(s) grant RAODS a license to perform the winning scripts for a period of 12 months from 1st February 2019.
  • Scripts must be submitted by email to info@plazatheatre.com by 30th November 2018. Please include a postal address and telephone contact details.
  • RAODS members are not excluded from taking part in the competition.
  • Each entry will be judged by a panel appointed by RAODS.  At least two members of the judging panel will not be RAODS members.
  • The decision of the judging panel is final.
  • The winning scripts will be announced on January 31st 2019 via Facebook, Twitter and a press release.  The winners will be contacted directly via email.

Moonbox Productions (Boston) seeks one-act plays

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Moonbox Productions, in Boston, is accepting submissions for one-act plays, to be produced in February as part of our Emerging Artists Program, in Boston’s BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre.

Plays should be written by playwrights living with disability and/or explore disability-related themes.

Playwrights at any career stage are invited to participate; “Emerging Artists” refers to the production staff, not necessarily to the playwright.  Performances will be supertitled. ASL interpreted, and audio described.  The BCA Plaza is wheelchair-accessible.

Please submit plays electronically to:
Moonbox Productions

Deadline for submissions is 11:59PM, November 15, 2018, at which point the selection process will begin.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Completing a draft is a huge accomplishment, but shifting your point of view from writing to rewriting can be disorienting and murky.

Instructor: Melissa Ross (Writer, Of Good Stock at MTC, Nice Girl at Labyrinth)

Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2
1:00pm – 6:00pm

This class might be for you if you:
  • Have a draft of a play that you are ready to begin the revision process on, but need to get organized before embarking on rewrites. 
  • Need some inspiration to jumpstart the rewriting process.
In this class you will:
  • Bring in a draft of a play that you are revising or would like to start revising. 
  • Interrogate your play by diving into writing exercises geared toward rewriting, which you will apply to your play. 
  • Share your work along the way, so you can hear and reflect on the drafts of your scenes as you go. 
  • Have a one-on-one consultation with Melissa on the second day of the workshop to ensure you have a clear picture of what you want your play to be.
By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a focused idea of where your play is headed and clear agenda for your revision process. 
  • Be ready to join our Rewriting Your Draft class and start the process of revising your play! 
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 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

​10th Northport One-Act Play Festival

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SUBMISSION: The Northport One-Act Play Festival is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one-act plays and offer the theater community an opportunity to produce a performance of those plays.

There is NO FEE to submit an application and play for consideration to be in the Festival. You may submit up to 2 plays for the Festival. A separate application must accompany each play submitted.

JUDGING/PARTICIPATION: Plays submitted for the Festival will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The plays may also be read during a meeting at the Northport Reader’s Theater, if time allows, prior to the selection deadline. Playwrights whose plays are presented at a Reader’s Theater meeting will be invited to attend. Playwrights will be notified on or about December 15, 2018 if their play is chosen for the Festival. At that time, each playwright must submit A PARTICIPATION FEE of $75.00 per accepted script, which will help defray some of the expenses – e.g. space rental, printing, and publicity - with the Release Agreement by January 1, 2019. Playwrights will receive one complimentary ticket to each Performance of their play plus a DVD.

Important: The Northport One-Act Play Festival is held in a church. Please consider the language and situations used in your script. If you feel that your play is not appropriate for younger audiences, please let us know so that we are aware of this.


1) Please make sure your script pages are numbered;

2) On the cover of your script, please include a.) Name of Your Play, b.) Your Name, c.) Your
Contact information [Address, Telephone Number & Email];

3) Include the character breakdown on the second page of your script;

4) Include the Setting that your play occurs (i.e., an apartment in NYC.) and the Time (i.e. the
Present.). This information will be used in the program.

5) Note: Ease of production is also considered as part of a play’s possible selection for the
Festival. We recommend one simple set and no complicated props, sound or lighting
requirements. You will be permitted to have opening and closing music;

6) Also submit a digital copy of your script, either on a CD included with the script, or by email
to NorthportPlays@gmail.com.

7) Please include a Self Addressed Stamped Postcard if you would like notification that we have
received your script.

The 2019 Northport One-Act Play Festival will be held at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St, Northport, NY 11768.

We request that you be available to attend your play’s performances if at all possible. An Open Discussion with the playwrights, directors, and cast will follow each performance if time allows.


1. REMEMBER: If you do not produce your own play, a group from the local theater community will be doing so. That group must find space to conduct their own rehearsals. The Northport One-Act Play Festival will provide for One (1) cue-to-cue technical rehearsal, which will last no longer than 20 minutes in the theater during the week preceding the Festival. There will also be One (1) dress rehearsal on the stage. All rehearsals are scheduled in the order that plays will be presented in the Festival. Each program consists of up to 7 plays. A mandatory preview on April 13th will be scheduled, and must be attended by Director and actors. Half-hour time slots will be offered between 1:00 and 7:00pm.

2. LIGHTING AND SOUND: There will be a basic lighting plot that all plays in the Festival use. Any additional equipment (i.e., microphone, musical instruments, etc.) must be provided by the Directors of the play. Any music/sound effects must be on CD or sent as an MP3 file and supplied by preview day, April 13th along with stage manager, sound and lighting cue scripts.

3. SETS: We will assist in any way possible to provide basic sets, but keep the scenery and props to a minimum. Any plans to use a large set piece to support the production must be mentioned to the producers of the play before April 13th. Your cast will be asked to help clear your set after each performance.

4. RUNNING TIME: It is very important that you give us the running time of your play so we can accurately put together the running time of each Program. The maximum running time for a play in the Festival is 20 minutes. Any play going longer in rehearsal will require some editing. The minimum running time is 7 minutes.

5. REHEARSALS: Directors and cast must be available to present their play to Festival producers April 13th (time to be determined) so that the producers are aware of its current running time and readiness for the Festival. Note: Producers may request the directors to have playwrights make edits to reduce the running time of the play at this point if it is determined that it will run past 20 minutes. Directors and cast must attend tech and dress rehearsals on the dates assigned during the week preceding the Festival.

6. ACTORS: If asked, management can assist in casting by providing contact information to appropriate actors and publicizing your auditions. You must send descriptions of open roles e.g. age, sex, etc.

7. PERFORMANCES: All plays will be assigned to either Program 1 or Program 2. Program 1 will be performed the evening of Friday, May 3rd and the matinee of Saturday, May 4th. Program 2 will be performed on the evening of Saturday, April May 4th and the matinee of Sunday, May 5th.

8. TASTE OF THE FEST: A performance of the plays chosen by the Festival Organizers as “A Taste of the Fest” will be invited to perform at the Northport Library on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm, followed by a discussion with the playwrights, directors and cast.

9. No Royalties or other monetary compensations are given for these performances.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Itinerant Theatre (IT) seeks short plays

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) is now accepting new play submissions for its annual 10-minute and short play series, The Play’s The Thing.

Playwrights are to address the theme “Women Leading”.

Play submission deadline is October 31, 2018. 

Submit to joypace@itineranttheatre.com.

The Richard Rodgers Awards 2019

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Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

These awards, created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development qf the musical theater, subsidize fall productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprqfit theaters in New York Ciry qf works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury qf the American Academy qf Arts and Letters.


The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of innovative and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening, and it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.

The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may  not  be  submitted  again,  in  another  year,  even  if substantially revised.

Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.

An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances  and  at  the  discretion of the jury, applicants who have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances  by a for­ profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.

The name(s) of the author(s) must be blocked out on each of the items submitted,  with the exception of the application form. Write only the title of the work on the script, plot summary, CD.

Entry must include four items:

Script with lyrics, preferably not bound. Binder clips, folders, or loose pages are acceptable. Do not send score, videos, or visuals.

Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters.

CD must contain at least 45minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs, recorded in chronological order. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be in sequence on the CD and each song's clearly typed into the script where it appears.

Please include a separate track sheet of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specify the total number of minutes recorded.

Application form signed by all collaborators in a sealed envelope with the title of the work on the outside. Applicants submitting work which has already been  produced  must  give full information concerning these  productions,  including programs. A work is not  eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.

If the submitted work (or a portion thereofj is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or  authorizations necessary  to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.

Materials  will  be  returned  if   a   self-addressed,   stamped   mailer   is   enclosed. Addresses must be valid for at least six months. The Academy will take all due care of materials but it cannot be held responsible for their safe return.



TBT seeks plays by Latinx writers featuring Latinx characters

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​TBT is dedicated to producing staged readings of full-length new work. For our purposes, "new work" means that the play has never been fully produced. Previous readings and workshops do not render the piece ineligible. We are creating a forum for conversation, and as such we are seeking plays that raise questions about pertinent social, political, or environmental issues of our time.

The next call for submissions is open through October 31. We are seeking plays by Latinx writers, featuring Latinx characters. As always, submitted plays should touch on pressing social, political, and/or environmental issues.

At the beginning of November, we will commence our play selection process. We will announce the chosen play in January. The reading will take place in Santa Ana, California in Spring 2019. While we highly encourage playwrights to attend the reading of their play, we understand that it may be impractical or impossible in some cases and do not require it. We encourage both local and non-local playwrights to submit.

In addition to a desire to foster conversation within our diverse community, TBT also seeks to support new voices in American theatre and local artists. As such, the playwright of the selected work will receive a writer's fee and will not be responsible for the payment of actors and directors nor the rental of spaces. Please note that TBT cannot provide any additional funds for travel or lodging, though we may be able to help arrange either.

To submit your play for consideration, click this SUBMISSION FORM link. Be prepared to answer some basic questions about you, your play, and the important issues your story addresses. You will be asked to upload your full script in PDF form, and we ask that you include a title page and use the file name format LASTNAME_TITLE.pdf.


Talk Back Theatre currently accepts submissions via Google Forms. If you do not have a Google account or prefer not to submit through Google, you may email us for an application form to submit to us directly. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR SCRIPT WITHOUT AN APPLICATION FORM. It will not be accepted.

1. Submissions must address or highlight a pertinent social, political, or environmental issue.
Use your best judgement when selecting a play. Think about what important issues the audience and panel might discuss after the reading. Examples of topics might include immigration, women's rights, gun violence, political corruption, racial justice, disability rights, or LGBTQIA* equality, just to name a few.

2. Playwrights should identify as Latinx and the play should feature at least one Latinx character.
This time around we are seeking plays specifically representing a Latinx voice. Please do not submit your work unless you identify as Latinx.

3. Plays must be in English or up to equal parts English and Spanish.
We are not currently accepting submissions that are Spanish-only, but encourage scripts that are bilingual.

4. Submissions must be full-length plays.
This includes plays of one or more acts that are not significantly shorter that 75 pages. We are seeking plays that are over one hour in performance. This excludes 10-minute plays, stand-alone scenes, and one-act plays significantly shorter than 75 pages. We do not currently accept musicals.

5. Submissions must be unproduced scripts.
For our purposes, previous workshop performances or staged readings do not count as productions.

6. Submissions must NOT be one-person shows.
Talk Back Theatre is not currently producing readings that feature only one performer, even if that piece fits the other guidelines listed.

7. Submissions should NOT rely heavily on extensive movement/dance or media (projections, music, etc.).

Scripts are not disqualified for including any of these elements. However, our readings have minimal blocking and we cannot accept scripts that require dance or other serious movement (including fight choreography), nor can we accept scripts the require projections or other media, including music. If you do not believe your script can or should be presented without any of these elements, please choose a different play to submit.

14th Street Y seeks co-presenters

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Submissions for the 2019-2020.

In 2017, the Theater lowered our weekly rental by 40%, accepting artists and productions through a submission process.  The theater will provide a highly reduced rental agreement that includes subsidized space, marketing consultation and support, technical support, administrative support, a fully staffed box office, and production consultation.

All productions are co-presented by the 14th Street Y and must go through a submission process before being curated into our season.  We are not a rental house.

For our Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Season, the Theater at the 14th Street Y is seeking producers and artists in the mediums of Theater, Dance, Film, Music, and Festivals to submit ideas for co-presentations that revolve around the theme LIFE + DEATH.

Let us know how your project investigates the theme LIFE + DEATH.

For productions that are a part of the curated season, rental charges will be $2000/week for exclusive use of the space, and $1000/week if the production runs in rep. Season partners will receive 70% of ticket revenue, while the Theater at the 14th Street Y retains 30% of ticket revenue, plus all fees.

Submit via the online form.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

NC Black Rep is now accepting script submissions for our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series.

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NC Black Rep is now accepting script submissions for our 2019-2020 Mainstage Season and Living Room Theatre Reading Series.

To submit, please follow the guidelines below:

Email submissions@ncblackrep.org with the subject line:
[Title of Your Play] 2019-2020 Script Submission

In the body of the email, include the following:

  • Play Title
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Bio
  • Contact Info
  • Character Breakdown
  • Set Description
  • Production History
  • Short Synopsis
  • Attach the first 10 pages of the script in PDF format.

To ensure your submission is reviewed, please strictly adhere to the above guidelines. If interested, the full script will be requested. Please note that due to the volume of submissions, we unfortunately cannot respond to individual emails.

Agents may email full scripts with production history and a playwright biography to submissions@ncblackrep.org , or send hardcopy to:

North Carolina Black Repertory Company
ATTN: Literary Manager
PO Box 95
Winston Salem, NC 27102

Premiere Stages seeking scripts for the 2019 Premiere Play Festival

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Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, is currently seeking scripts for their annual Premiere Play Festival. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2018. 

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in scripts that explore contemporary issues and challenge and connect with our audience. We encourage writers to view our production history for a better understanding of the types of scripts we have produced previously.

Submission Guidelines
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay).
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musical submissions, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows will not be considered at this time.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has previously been submitted to the Play Festival. 
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see schedule). 
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Submissions are accepted September 15, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2018. All plays must be submitted as a PDF via email to pfsubmit@kean.edu. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Non-Agent Submissions
  • Premiere Stages will accept script samples & synopses from playwrights without an agent. Submissions must include:
  • Brief synopsis of the play (no more than half a page).
  • Character breakdown.
  • History of the play’s development (if any).
  • The playwright’s bio or resume.
  • Script sample from the play (no more than 10 pages).
Agent/Theatre Professional Submissions
  • Premiere Stages will accept full scripts from literary agents or theatre professionals affiliated with Premiere Stages.
Play Festival Schedule & Awards

From September 15, 2018 through December 15, 2018, Premiere Stages will accept submissions. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings on March 14-17, 2019. Following the readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2019 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Monday, October 29, 2018

NYCPlaywrights Podcast call for scripts: writers on writers

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The next NYCPlaywrights Podcast will be on the theme of writers - it's very meta. This is for the next podcast which is on the theme of Playwrights Institutions (like the Dramatists Guild).

These are the submission rules:
  • The deadline is Monday, October 29, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
  • There is no fee for submission 
  • The script must have something to do with writers.
  • The submission can be one monologue or one ten-minute play or a ten-minute excerpt from a larger work.
  • The monologue can only be one page long. 
  • The ten-minute play or ten-minute excerpt cannot be longer than 10 pages.
  • The submission should be sent by email, with the script itself as a file attached to the email as a PDF file.
  • Send the script to hello@playwrightspodcast.com
  • All rights will remain with the playwright. 
  • Only one submission per playwright.
  • The script must be submitted by the author of the script, no agents or others may submit. 
  • Make sure you have your name and your email address on the script. 
  • The monologue or play may be submitted by any writer in the world but must be in English
  • It's OK if the play or monologue has been produced before. But not published.
  • The NYCPlaywrights decisions are final.
  • We will notify submitters of the decisions and announce the winning monologue and/or play on the NYCPlaywrights web site by Sunday November 4.
  • A recording of the play will be included in the next NYCPlaywrights Podcast.
If you have any questions write to us at hello@playwrightspodcast.com

Sunday, October 28, 2018


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Beyond our annual productions, in concert with our mission to see more cis women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists employed in the theatre, we award two commissions per year to cis women and TGNC playwrights who have demonstrated a singular talent for storytelling. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each.

Parity Productions reads submissions blind, selecting work that is in harmony with our artistic mission. Playwrights will receive regular feedback on their commissioned work within 30 days of their submission of a first and second draft. They will also receive one “closed door” reading (attended by cast, Parity Productions Artistic Director, and literary department) and at least one public reading and/or developmental production of the commissioned work. An option for Parity Productions to produce the work is included in The Commission agreement.

How do I submit my work to Parity Productions?


Script submissions are open now until 11:59PM Eastern on October 31st, 2018.

Please reach out to us at team@parityproductions.org with any questions.​

It is requested that all playwrights submit two full-length plays. Please indicate in the form which play you are submitting for commission/production consideration and which play you are submitting as a writing sample. If two plays have not been completed, then playwrights can submit one full-length play and no fewer than 25 pages of a second play (or alternate form of fiction writing) as a minimum requirement for submission.

The Parity Commission is open to all cis women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) playwrights. All scripts submitted to us by cis women and TGNC playwrights during our submission period and that fit the requirements outlined below will automatically be considered for The Parity Commission.

Any work that is submitted to Parity must adhere to these submission criteria:

Please note

(1) Plays submitted for consideration must be new and may not have had a previous professional production (either Equity or non-Equity). Submitted plays that have been previously produced will not be read. However, works that have had readings or workshops may be submitted.

(2) All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Your script must be neat and formatted to industry standard (e.g., Sam French, Dramatists Guild, or Final Draft format).

(3) Do not put the play title or your name on any page but the title page. Submissions with title or playwright name on any page but the title page will not be read.

(4) If you have submitted a particular play to us before, resubmission is welcome. We encourage you, however, to have evolved the piece in between submission periods.

What happens after I submit?
Once a submission is received, any information as to the playwright's identity will be removed so that the literary team can "blind" read all scripts.

What happens if my work is selected?
You will be contacted by Parity Productions directly.

Please reach out to us at team@parityproductions.org with any questions.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Olde Tyme Radio Hour seeks scripts

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Now accepting script submissions for Olde Tyme Radio Hour, presented by Hercules Radio Playhouse and WAMF LP 90.3 New Orleans The Voice of the People. Comedy skits, fake commercials, and serial plays.

Email PDF to herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com. Deadline for Debut Episode is Wed, Oct 31.

*  fake commercials 30 seconds - 2 minutes
*  comedic skits 2-5 minutes
*  serial plays 10-20 minutes (minimum 2 episodes) of classic radio genres (soap opera, western, detective, SciFi, horror)

Please no profanity or graphic sexual language (innuendo ok.) Social commentary is welcome, but aim for the style of classic radio shows of the 1930s-50s.

wamf.org is all volunteer. "Compensation" includes
*  Downloadable recordings of your work.
*  Live performance by New Orleans actors.
*  Your name announced in closing credits.
*  And a hyperlink you can share for friends to stream online.

For more info, email herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com


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The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019-20 Season. Scripts must be postmarked by October 31, 2018.

Previous winners have gone on to enjoy productions around the world and to garner additional honors such as the National Play Award.

2018-19 Award

Guidelines for Submissions
We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019-20 Reva Shiner Comedy Award. The top 10 finalists and the winner of the 2019-20 Reva Shiner Comedy Award will be announced at the end of March 2019.

  • "Full-length" plays will have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission. Plays that have received developmental readings, workshop productions, or productions at small theatre companies are acceptable. No scripts with previous productions at major regional theaters will be accepted. Once entered, subsequent activity does not change the acceptability of the script.
  • Each submission must include a synopsis (1 page or less) including the cast size. A separate page should include a brief bio of the playwright, and production/development history if applicable.
  • Each submission must include a cover letter with contact information and a $10.00 reader fee. Agent submissions require no fee. The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. The BPP only accepts U.S. checks or money orders (Make check payable to "BPP"). No international checks or money orders will be accepted. If submitting internationally or if you want to avoid paying by check, pay online with your credit card here:
  •  Pay Reader Fee   
  • Make sure to note with your submission that you have paid the reader fee online.

It is preferable for musicals to include a demo CD. The complete score is not necessary but may be included. All plays are read by BPP's literary personnel led by and including the Literary Manager and Artistic Director.

We do not accept e-mail submissions. Scripts will not be returned. Blind submissions are not necessary. Please include all contact information. Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.

The BPP reserves the right not to name a winner and/or name a winner but not commit to a reading or production.

Send to:
Bloomington Playwrights Project
107 W. 9th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
For further information, write BPP, Attn: Literary Manager, 107 W. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404. For faster replies, please e-mail us at literarymanager@newplays.org

Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival

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Forward Theater is now accepting submissions for our Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival. All writers are welcome to submit. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018. Monologues selected for the festival will be announced on or before April 1, 2019, and performances will take place in June of 2019.

Progress. Onward movement. Gradual betterment. A journey forward. The Wisconsin progressive ideal has been all of these things and more… and also less. The idea began simply enough: honest government that responds to the needs of the people. And like all good ideas, it grew. The Wisconsin progressive ideal has delivered workers’ compensation, limited the working hours for children, and created forest and water conservation acts. This progressive ideal ratified the 19th Amendment for women suffrage and elected the first openly gay US senator. But like all journeys, the path is rarely smooth or straight. The KKK marched through the streets of Madison in 1924, Senator McCarthy dismantled careers and destroyed lives in the 1950s, and Milwaukee and other cities struggled with segregated neighborhoods and schools well into the present day.

As artists we understand that the journey onward requires an honest look back and within. Help us shine a light on Wisconsin’s progressive successes and regressive failures so we as a community can take our next step—forward.

As you consider what to write, please be as creative as possible! Your monologue might be from the point of view of a crusader for change. Or from that of someone impacted by change (positively or negatively). It could be set in our past, present, or future. It could take the tone of comedy, tragedy, mystery, or farce. Our goal is to produce a wildly diverse evening of theater, so let your imaginations run free!

  • Monologues should be inspired by the theme: Two Steps Forward.
  • Monologues must be between two and ten minutes in length. A general rule of thumb for length of scripts is a maximum of six pages, double-spaced, using a standard format (twelve point font). All lengths of up to ten minutes will be considered.
  • Monologues must be written for a single actor to perform.
  • We do not accept musical submissions, adaptations, or children’s plays.
  • Monologues should require very simple production values: set-pieces, props, or any other effects needing set-up, strike, or special technical support may disadvantage an otherwise excellent submission.
  • Each playwright may submit up to two scripts with no fee. For each additional script, there is a $5 reading fee, payable by check to Forward Theater Company. Checks may be sent to Forward Theater Company, PO Box 14574, Madison, WI 53708.
  • We are soliciting new work for premiere productions. If the piece has previously received a fully-realized production, do NOT submit.
  • Each script must include a title page with name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Please do NOT list your name anywhere on or within the monologue itself.
  • Submit scripts via e-mail ONLY to monologues@forwardtheater.com. Please use the subject line “Monologue festival submission.”
  • E-Submissions will be accepted until midnight on October 31, 2018.
  • Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail once they have been received. Due to the volume of scripts submitted, we are unable to offer feedback.
  • Winning scripts will be announced on our web site, on or before April 1st, 2019. Winning playwrights will be notified via email or phone on or before this date.
  • Writers will be credited in marketing and playbill materials and will receive a $100 total royalty for the Festival performances. Playwrights are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the opening performance.
If you have questions that are not covered by the info above, please email kmoeller@forwardtheater.com.

Eden Prairie Players seeks one-act plays

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After reading the guidelines, you can go to the Submission Form to submit a play.

Plays must be submitted as a PDF file. Plays may be submitted by the playwright only. Each playwright is allowed to submit 1 play. If a play was written by more than one person, be sure this is reflected in the Credited playwrights field.

Submitted plays must be at most 30 minutes in length.

Submissions will close when a maximum number of submissions is reached.

In the selection process, the play will be made available through TheaterForms to reviewers authorized by Eden Prairie Players. By submitting the play, the playwright gives permission for this usage. The playwright must be free to give this permission and to accept licensing terms offered by Eden Prairie Players if the play is selected, for any submitted play. (If a play is published after being submitted, and it is selected for Collection of One Acts 2019, Eden Prairie Players will have the choice of accepting the publisher's licensing terms or choosing an alternate submission.)

Eden Prairie Players is accepting submissions of unpublished one act plays for its 2019 Collection of One Acts to be produced in September of 2019. To find out more about Eden Prairie Players, please visit our website.

Submission Guidelines

  • We are seeking unpublished one-act plays: dramas, comedies, etc. (previously-produced or stage readings OK)
  • Submit through the online submission form:
  • Playwright contact information - name, email, address, phone.
  • Name of play.
  • Approximate duration.
  • List of characters / descriptions: age, gender, race if specified, etc. (please list allowable deviations) 
  • Short synopsis of the play, including a description of recommended set pieces and props
  • Has it been performed before? Where?
  • After the form is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. 


Selected plays will be paid a royalty per performance. Plays that are 10 minutes and under will be paid a royalty of $20 per performance and plays that are over 10 minutes will be paid a royalty of $30 per performance. Royalty rate offered will be determined by our own timing of the play at a table reading. We plan to have 7 performances, although this is not guaranteed.
No compensation for selection process: By submitting your play(s) for consideration, you give Eden Prairie Players permission to make copies as needed for the selection process. You also give permission for your play to be performed without payment at an unrehearsed table readings as part of the selection process.

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