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Monday, May 20, 2019

Theatre Three 23rd Annual Festival of One-Act Plays

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  • Only UNPRODUCED works will be accepted. 
  • Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.
  • No adaptations or children’s plays.
  • Cast size maximum: 10
  • Length: 40-minutes maximum. No minimum.
  • Settings should be simple or suggested.
  • Playwrights may make multiple submissions. (These need not be made under separate cover.) 
  • Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted.
  • Scripts must be post-marked by September 30, 2019.

Each season, THE FESTIVAL receives approximately 400 submissions. To date, THE FESTIVAL has received over 8,000 submissions from across the world. THE FESTIVAL has produced 120 world premieres by 84 different playwrights. THE FESTIVAL presents between five and seven plays each season.

Please submit a cover letter, a synopsis, and a resume along with one copy of the play. Cover-sheet of play should have title, author, author’s address, author’s telephone number, and author’s e-mail. Plays should be neatly bound or stapled on the left-hand corner. (No loose pages and no binders, please.) Any stage play format is acceptable. We do not accept electronic submissions at this time. Please do not call or stop by the theatre.

If playwrights wish to have their works returned, an appropriate SASE must also be included.

Selected plays will be presented for nine performances in April 2020 at the Ronald F. Peierls Theatre, on Theatre Three’s Second Stage.

Playwrights will receive a $125 stipend.

Playwrights are welcome to attend any rehearsals or performances. Playwrights will receive a standard Dramatists Guild-approved contract. Playwrights will receive four complimentary tickets to be used at any performances. Playwrights will receive copies of playbills, flyers, articles, and reviews as well as a link to all publicity and production photos. THEATRE THREE is responsible for all elements of production; playwrights incur no expenses. THEATRE THREE retains no future production rights.

Plays should be submitted to
THE 23rd ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS,
Attn. Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director,
THEATRE THREE,
PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Final selection of plays will be in late 2019.

20th Anniversary Winneshiek Players Children's Theater seeks plays

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We are looking for adaptations of children's books in the public domain, for our children's theater stage.

We will select two plays from the submissions and each winner will receive $100 for the rights to perform on our stage.

THE RULES

  • Must be speaking parts for 17 - 20 children
  • Books MUST be from the Public Domain
  • Appropriate for ages 9-13, G-Rated, No Violence, NO Gore, NO SExuality
  • Up to 25 pages - no more
Deadline: June 1 2019 - no exceptions!
Email info@winneshiekplayers.org
Put "CT BOOK ADAPTATIONS in email subject line


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival 2019

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 28, 2019

Click here to submit your play.

Festival Performance Dates:
October 8-13, 2019
Sarasota, FL

Playwright Eligibility:
Seeking work from emerging and established female and female-identifying playwrights. Playwrights must be available to attend the festival in Sarasota, FL, including rehearsals, to be considered for selection (October 5 - 13) Travel and housing is provided.

No Entry Fee

Festival Awards:
Winner $3,000 (1)
Finalist $500 (2)
Travel, housing and per diem provided for all three finalists.

Submission Rules and Requirements:
Interested playwrights are encouraged to read Urbanite’s mission statement and look at our production history to get an idea of the type of work we produce.  Urbanite Theatre will only consider submissions that meet the following criteria:

  • Submissions must be from female or female-identifying playwrights.
  • Playwrights must reside in the United States. 
  • Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. 
  • No musicals, translations, or adaptations.
  • Full-length plays only (at least 60 minutes)
  • Plays must require five performers or fewer.
  • Quality, female-identifying roles must be well-represented.
  • Plays must include a contact page and character breakdown.
  • One submission per playwright.

Any plays that do not follow these requirements will be dismissed.

Festival Rules and Guidelines:

  • Three finalists will be chosen to participate in the Modern Works Festival. 
  • Finalists will be selected by panel of readers and notified by Urbanite Theatre on August 12, 2019. 
  • The volume of submissions will prevent us from providing individual feedback.
  • ONLY finalist playwrights will be contacted. 
  • Plays that have been previously submitted to the Urbanite Theatre or the Modern Works Festival are not eligible to be submitted again.
  • Each finalist will receive the following: a professional director and cast, a table read, 12 rehearsal hours, a staged reading with a total of three public performances, and facilitated post-show talkbacks. 
  • Each finalist play will be assigned a play development mentor to work with before, and during the festival.
  • Finalist playwrights are required to participate, in person, at the festival, if selected. Travel will be provided ($600 transportation limit), and local housing within walking distance to the theatre will be provided. A car is not provided at this time.
  • Playwrights are required to participate in the rehearsal process and attend the readings and talkbacks for their play.  
  • Winner of festival will receive a $3,000 prize. 
  • The two remaining finalists will each receive an award of $500.
  • No other royalties or payments will be issued.
  • Submissions will be capped after the first 300 scripts are received.
  • Winner will be chosen by a group of panelists in conjunction with an audience vote and will be announced October 13, 2019. 

Click here to submit your play.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Village Playwrights Riot and Revolution

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The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Riot and Revolution, staged readings of short plays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and celebrate Gay Pride on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.
Requirements:

  • Playwrights must be from Metro New York area
  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.) 
  • Plays must be about the Stonewall Rebellion, the Stonewall era (1960s) and/or the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. 
  • 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 for submissions is May 27, 2019, 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.
  • Only put the name of your script on the subject line
  • For more information call 614-285-2515.

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) submission guidelines

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9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to Submissions@9ttc.org. In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.

Guidelines

9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:

• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks
To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

Friday, May 17, 2019

PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants 2019

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Ends on June 1, 2019  

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund was established in the summer of 2003 by a gift of $730,000 from Priscilla and Michael Henry Heim in response to the dismayingly low number of literary translations currently appearing in English. Its purpose is to promote the publication and reception of translated world literature in English.


Since the Fund's inception in 2004, the Fund has given grants of $2,000–$10,000 to a total of 139 translations from over 35 languages, including Armenian, Basque, Estonian, Farsi, Finland-Swedish, Lithuanian and Mongolian, as well as French, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Arabic. Among the 108 projects awarded grants in the Fund’s first 10 years of operation (2004–2013), 72 of those (roughly 67%) have thus far been published or are forthcoming from a publisher.

Deadline: Submissions will be accepted from April 1, 2019 through June 1, 2019.

Who is eligible:

The PEN/Heim Translation Fund provides grants to support the translation of book-length works of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, or drama that have not previously appeared in English in print or have appeared only in an outdated or otherwise flawed translation.

Works should be translations-in-progress, as the grant aims to provide support for completion.
There are no restrictions on the nationality or citizenship of the translator, but the works must be translated into English.

The Fund seeks to encourage translators to undertake projects they might not otherwise have had the means to attempt.

Anthologies with multiple translators, works of literary criticism, and scholarly or technical texts do not qualify.

As of 2008, translators who have previously been awarded grants by the Fund are ineligible to reapply for three years after the year in which they receive a grant.

Please note that projects that have been previously submitted and have not received a grant are unlikely to be reconsidered in a subsequent year.

Projects may have up to two translators.

Translators may only submit one project per year.

How to apply:
Please note that this year, hard copy versions are NOT required. The application process is entirely online.

Translators must complete the below applications form by midnight EST June 1, 2019. The below application will require the following materials:

1. The application form, with all items completed:

A one- to two-page, single-spaced statement outlining the work and describing its importance.
A biography and bibliography of the author, including information on translations of his or her work into other languages.
A CV of the translator, no longer than three pages.
If the book is not in the public domain and the project is not yet under contract, please include a photocopy of the copyright notice on the original (the copyright notice is a line including the character ©, a date, and the name of the copyright holder, which appears as part of the front matter in every book), and a letter from the copyright holder stating that English-language rights to the book are available. A letter or copy of an email from the copyright holder is sufficient.
If the translation is currently under contract with a publisher, please submit a copy of the contract.

 2. A 10–12-page, single-spaced sample of the translation.

3. The same passage in the original language (and, if the work has been previously translated, the same passage in the earlier version).

For more information, please contact awards[at]pen.org

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Write Your Next First Draft this Summer at Primary Stages ESPA

Whether you're writing your first play or your hundredth, it's not always easy to set the creative wheels in motion. This 8-week class at Primary Stages ESPA will guide you through the development of your first draft.

Faculty and Start Dates
June 16: Section B with Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
June 19: Section C with Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
July 8: Section E with Nikkole Salter (Obie-winning Writer, In the Continuum at Primary Stages and international tour)

This class might be for you if you:
  • Are a playwright of any level looking to start the first draft of your new play. 
  • Are starting out in the world of playwriting or want to write your first play. 
  • Want concrete deadlines and constructive feedback to encourage you to get your ideas on the page.

In this class you will:
  • Bring in new pages to hear them read aloud in class. 
  • Strengthen your writing skills with exercises and assignments from your instructor. 
  • Engage in discussion with fellow writers, making connections with your artistic peers. 
By the end of this class you will:
  • Have a solid start on—or even complete!—a first draft of a full-length play. 
  • Be ready for our Completing Your Draft class!

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.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

North Park Playwright Festival 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

7.  Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2019.  Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs.  We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

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

General information:

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

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

THE 5TH ANNUAL PARAGON PLAY FESTIVAL

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PARAGON is a short-play festival dedicated to furthering Otherworld's mission of growing the genre of Science Fiction and Fantasy Theatre through the discovery and promotion of new playwrights and works. This annual event began in 2014 and we have presented 40 new science fiction and fantasy plays over this one-weekend festival every year since. 2019 will mark year 5.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
  • Your play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.
  • Your play should be between five and 60 minutes in length.
  • Your play should be submitted in a PDF format.
  • The play should unpublished, however we welcome submissions that have been featured in other festivals.
  • You will retain full rights to the play and the text will not be altered in any way without your explicit permission.
  • There is no submission fee. You are encouraged to submit multiple plays if you have them!
  • Due to the number of submissions, we will only be able to contact you if your play has been selected. Rejection letters will not be sent

Monday, May 13, 2019

Orange County Arts Council Ten-Minute Play Festival

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The Orange County Arts Council is proud to announce its third annual Ten-Minute Play Festival. Submissions are now open for anyone who would like to participate. The reading committee will select ten plays for a reading on August 1 & 2.

The deadline for submission is JUNE 1 2019 

Playwrights will be notified in early June.

The Ten-Minute Play has become a popular form of production.

A Ten-Minute Play is a play, not a scene or a skit. Structurally, it should have a beginning, middle and end–just like any good one-act or full-length play. Reach beyond the surface and enriched text with subtext.

Since we only have ten minutes to bring the story full circle, characters should be clearly established and a dramatic conflict should be posed as quickly as possible. The resolution of that conflict is what plays out across the remaining pages.

The true success of a Ten-Minute Play is reliant on the writer’s ability to bring an audience through the same cathartic/entertainment experience that a good one-act or full-length play accomplishes–i.e., sympathetic characters with recognizable needs encompassed within a resolvable dramatic conflict.

Ten minutes means 7 or 8 pages, certainly no more than 9 or 10. Use standard play writing format, 12 pt Times New Roman font.

While not wanting to hamper anyone’s creativity, recognize that a Ten-Minute Play will undoubtedly be presented in an evening of Ten-Minute Plays. Therefore, overly elaborate settings, multiple characters, extravagant productions values, etc., could conceivably eliminate your play from consideration.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

* The play should be approximately ten-minutes in length.

* The play must have no more than five on-stage (speaking and non-speaking) characters.

* You may submit only one play, so send us your best! Please do not make more than one submission.

* The play should be in a "play format" making it easy for the readers.

* (We like 12-point, easy to read fonts, such as Times New Roman or Arial)

* The play must be unpublished and not been produced at the time of submission to our contest. We do screen for this, so don't send us your play if it has been produced. (Staged readings are not counted as "produced.")

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

* The play should have simple technical requirements. There won't be a set — a few furniture pieces and a few props only — we only have about one minute in between plays to change scenes ONLY PLAYS SUBMITTED EXACTLY AS OUTLINED BELOW WILL BE ACCEPTED.

* Attach TWO PDF Files:

1. Attach one copy of the play with ALL contact information on the title page:

* play title

* your name

* your mailing address

* your phone number

* your email address

2. Attach ANOTHER copy of play for the judges with NO contact information on the title page: just the title of the play.

3. Attach the files to this submission form

* Include your complete contact information

* Tell us where you heard about the event.

* Please include the title of your play in the file name. For example: - My Great Play-Blind.pdf - My Great Play.pdf

VERY IMPORTANT – submission rules MUST be followed, or your submission will be disqualified.

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Little Wonder “Breaking Boundaries” Radio Play Competition 2019

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After last years competition resulted in more than 300 entries, over 70 pieces of individual feedback, and by the end of this year at least 9 published plays, we’re back. This year we will have two new competitions for original unpublished 1600-2000 word full cast audio dramas for up to 4 actors.

Competition Rules, Submission Guidelines and Dates

  1. The competition #BBLWRP2019 is organised by Little Wonder Radio Plays
  2. Entry is only open to writers who consider themselves writers of colour and/or writers with a disability.
  3. Entry is open to all writers of all nationalities or residencies, over the age of 16 (or whatever age is required to handle mature content in your home nation. #BBLWRP2019 is an adult competition, and our station contains adult content.)
  4. Submissions must be previously unpublished radio plays, in script form, in English, between 1600 and 2000 words. The word count does not include the cover page.  Make sure to include the script title on the first page.
  5. Entries must be uploaded in a *.DOC, *.DOCX or *.PDF Format via the entry form on the Little Wonder Website.
  6. Entries can be from individuals or groups of writers, but authors/groups may only enter one play.
  7. Entries must be received between From 0000 19th April – 11:59 PM 30th May European Central Time. Entries received outside this period will not be considered.
  8. Submissions should be between 1600-2000 words double-spaced in courier 12 point with page numbers at the bottom centre of each page.
  9. The cover page of your work should include the title, your name, and your contact details (address, phone and email).
  10. The first page of your work should include the title of your play, centered and underlined. No other page in the document should include your name.  Judges will read works ‘blind’ (ie. The cover page will be removed before they see the document)
  11. Below the script title should be a cast list, describing all characters in the play.
  12. Judging shall be done in two stages, with the top entries being formed into first a longlist and then a short list before final judging. In addition to the longlist by scoring criteria, a number of wild card entries may be selected to ensure representation of the diversity of material and writers submitted.
  13. Judging the longlist shall be done by current Little Wonder members and associates, and the shortlist by the Little Wonder writing team. The judging team will grade longlist according to originality, creativity and innovative use of the medium (that is, sound).  The shortlist will also take into account the writer’s ability to respond positively to feedback.
  14. Longlisted writers will receive short notes and feedback on their work, and the chance to revise and resubmit before the shortlist date.  Longlisted writers will be asked to respond to notes provided. Writers not responding to notes in a timely way may be disqualified.
  15. Shortlisted plays will be performed at a public reading in Paris
  16. Judging of the winner shall be done by Little Wonder Radio team, considering writers response to notes through long and short listing process, and the reaction and feedback in the public reading.
  17. The winner of #BBLWRP2019 competition will have their play recorded and published as a Full Cast Audio Drama within a year of the competition completion. Prior being confirmed as the winner shortlisted writers must agree not to record and publish their work through another medium within this period.
  18. Entries cannot be returned so please remember to retain a copy
  19. Entries must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events – either historical or current. However, stories can feature well known public figures from present day or from, take place in historical eras (e.g. the English Civil War) or use real-life experiences as a creative springboard as long as the story is FICTIONAL.
  20. The entrant warrants that they have not used material or depicted events that actually took place or used the personal details of any living persons in the story. As the stories will be published it is important that entrants do not include any personal details about themselves. The entrant must not include their name in the title or body of the story or on any page other than the cover page. Entries which do contain this information may be removed from the competition.
  21. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Little Wonder Radio Plays accepts no responsibility if entrants ignore these Terms and Conditions and entrants agree to indemnify Little Wonder Radio Plays against any claim by any third party from any breach of these Terms and Conditions.
  22. Little Wonder Radio plays are targeted at modern, discerning and adult Little Wonder Radio plays try to ensure as wide as possible writer discretion in content, subject, language and vernacular.   However little Wonder Radio plays reserve the right to disqualify any works which it considers defamatory, illegal in content or otherwise containing material making it unsuitable to broadcast.
  23. Entrants retain the copyright in their entries but grant to Little Wonder Radio Plays a perpetual non-exclusive royalty-free license to publish, broadcast (across all media) and post the entry online and on any other platforms yet to be envisaged. This license will be deemed to include all the necessary rights and permissions to enable such use by little Wonder Productions, to fulfil the prizes and to complete the administration of this competition.
  24. The competition operates on a right of first refusal.  By submitting your play you are granting us the right to publish your play, under the conditions described herein.  This right persists until as long as your play is still in competition.  Should you make it to the Shortlist, we will contact you directly to discuss publication of your play.  The winner will be published by Little Wonder.  Please do not submit your plays elsewhere, as you will be in breach of this condition.
  25. By submitting a story the entrant agrees that the Little Wonder Radio Plays may at its sole discretion edit, adapt, abridge or translate the entry for the purposes listed above.
  26. Little Wonders Radio’s decision as to each stage of this competition is final. No correspondence will be entered into.
  27. Little Wonder reserves the right to disqualify any entry which breaches any of these Terms and Conditions, or to withhold a prize if in its opinion entries do not reach the required standard.
  28. Little Wonder Radio plays reserves the right to amend these Terms and Conditions or cancel this competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, or if circumstances arise outside of its control.
  29. Little Wonder Radio plays, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries, agencies and/or any other organization associated with this competition cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any server, Internet access, system or otherwise which may result in any entry being lost or not properly registered or recorded. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

8TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHT FESTIVAL

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Second weekend in October, 2019

The Warner International Playwrights Festival (Torrington CT) recognizes the work of emerging and established playwrights from across the country and around the globe.  The Festival gives playwrights a forum for production of their one-act plays that engage and entertain audiences through exploration of the human experience and the human spirit.

CALL FOR SCRIPTS

Please read submission policy carefully:

  • We invite playwrights to submit plays via electronic script submissions, in standard Samuel French playwriting format - 12 point font, character name centered or 3.5 inches from left margin, 1” margin all around.  Plays should be emailed to:  warnersubmissions@gmail.com 
  • Submitted plays should be one-act plays of no less than 12 and no more than 30 pages long, not including your cover page.
  • Submissions will be limited to the first 150 scripts received.
  • Scripts will be accepted internationally but must be written in English. 
  • Previously produced scripts are accepted. 
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Please remove all playwright identification from the script including name, mailing address and telephone/e-mail.
  • In the body of the email include: 
  • Script Name
  • Playwright Name
  • Playwright Email
  • Playwright Telephone Number
  • Playwright postal mailing address. 
  • Please do not send a synopsis or playwright resume.
  • Only one submission per playwright will be accepted.   Scripts will not be returned.
  • If your play is selected, you will be notified, via email, of the readers’ selection on/about August 1.
  • Selected scripts will receive minimal-set (table, 4 chairs, 2 cubes), minimal-tech production (lights up, lights down, 2 sound cues) production.  Please be sure your play will adhere to these parameters for production.
  • Selected playwrights receive two free tickets to the festival.
  • Selected playwrights are invited to attend the festival by their own means.  Accommodation recommendations are available. 
  • To be considered for the Warner International Playwrights Festival scripts must be RECEIVED by 11:50pm Eastern Standard Time on June 1; late entries will not be read.
  • For additional information, contact warnersubmissions@gmail.com​

Florida Theatrical Association announces the 2019 New Musical Discovery Series.

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Aspiring writers from around the country are encouraged to submit their new works, which will be reviewed by a panel of theatre professionals, including renowned directors, writers, producers and performers. The panel will select one work that will each receive a staged reading, and one final winner will receive a workshop presented of their piece featuring local directors and talent. The Discovery Series will also include talkbacks for students and audiences with the playwrights and directors.

The deadline to submit musicals for consideration is 5/20/19 . 

Playwrights must be available September 13-20, 2019.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must include: A cover letter A history of the musical’s development A synopsis Full script A CD or flash drive with at least six songs from the production (can be a very basic recording) *Please note that materials will not be returned.

Electronic Submission can also be emailed to kennyhoward@floridatheatrical.org.

Mailing Address
FTA
100 S. Eola Drive, Ste. 200
Orlando, FL 32801

Friday, May 10, 2019

Quantum Dragon Theater Company submission guidelines

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Right now, there is a tragic shortage of sci­fi/fantasy plays in the world, but you can help change that by writing for Quantum Dragon! We have an open submissions policy- read our mission statement, submit any play that fits our style, and we’ll check it out.

We are open to considering any genre ­appropriate play of any length for production, but at the moment we are particularly interested in full-length plays set in worlds unlike our own— distant futures, alternate presents, and non-Tolkienian fantasies. Plays that are written with small­-scale, budget-conscious theatres in mind will be given special consideration, but don’t let that limit your creativity. We’re especially interested in plays with strong roles for woman and non-binary actors and with radical racial and ethnic diversity.

If you've got an original idea that you haven't quite started writing yet, but you think we'd love, you might be an excellent candidate for The Forge (Where Plays Are Wrought), our developmental program which supports playwrights with private and public readings to help them reach a completed first draft of a brand-new speculative genre play.

We’re also strongly interested in adaptations of genre novels, stories, comics, etc. If you’ve got an idea you’re itching to adapt for the stage, contact us with a pitch and a writing sample, and if we fall in love we’ll see what we can do to help secure the rights to produce it.

Submissions are only accepted electronically (send to info@quantumdragon.org with the words PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line), and must include:

1. A cover letter with your name, contact information, and a short biography and/or resume.

2. A one-­page synopsis including a brief description of the play, a character breakdown, and an explanation of outstanding production requirements. If the play has been previously produced, please also include past production credits. If you are seeking development support from The Forge, please indicate that.

3. A complete script (if it exists), or  a ten­-page dialogue sample (either from the script or in a style that reflects it).

Anticipated time for a full response is six to nine months, but we will do our best to send a confirmation of receipt within two weeks.

Submissions are open year-­round. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Summer Writing Classes at Primary Stages ESPA!

Summer 2019 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:

This 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:
Lisa Ramirez (Writer, To the Bone at Cherry Lane Theatre)
Nikkole Salter (Obie-winning Writer, In the Continuum at Primary Stages and international tour)
Eddie Sanchez (Writer, Barefoot Boy with Shoes On at Primary Stages)
Crystal Skillman (Writer, Geek, Rain and Zoe Save the World)
Michael Walkup (Producing Artistic Director, Page 73)

Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)
As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. This class will help you tackle the revision process and develop a stronger version of your play.

Instructor: Adam Kraar (Writer, New World Rhapsody at MTC, Wild Terrain at EST)
Developing a strong portfolio of short plays is one of the fastest ways to become a produced or published playwright. Learn how to distill a compelling story into the shortest possible dramatic form and think outside of the box of structure.

Instructor: Melisa Annis (Writer, Director, and Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program)
Gain a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.

Instructor: Kara Lee Corthron (Writer, "You" on Netflix, AliceGraceAnon at New Georges)
This 2-day workshop is your opportunity to learn the structure and language of television writing so you can work to join the ranks of distinguished playwrights-turned-television writers.

Instructor: Julian Sheppard (Writer, Los Angeles at The Flea Theater (dir. Adam Rapp), Drama Desk-nominated Buicks)
This 2-day writing extravaganza is designed to push you to write an inspired first draft in 48 hours. Sounds crazy, right? But it can be done!

Instructor: Melissa Ross (Writer, Of Good Stock at MTC, Nice Girl at Labyrinth)
Whether you're in the middle of a play, making revisions on a completed draft, or starting something brand new, sometimes it's unavoidable – you just get stuck. In this 2-day workshop, figure out ways to banish writer's block and regain your momentum.

Classes begin in June. 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 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Kampala International Theatre Festival 2019

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We are excited to announce the 6th edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival (KITF) that will take place from 26th – 30th November 2019  in Kampala, Uganda.

Theatre Artists are now invited to submit their applications. We welcome full productions, works in  progress (staged readings or workshop productions), musicals and theatre for young audiences. KITF welcomes applications from all over the World.

Applications are accepted  until 30th June 2019.

  • A completed entry form
  • A short biography of the lead artist (max. 800 words) with a recent headshot.
  • A one page statement clearly stating why you want to participate in the festival with the project you are proposing. Please indicate if your project has been a part of any other workshops or festivals.
  • A presentation of your work: a copy of the script and a short video of its production if available or any other visuals that speak to your work. Please ensure that your submission includes 2-3 high resolution images and a 1-2 minute video for promotional purposes.
  • A technical rider/data sheet that includes everyone expected to participate in the production.
  • Please email your submission materials to info@kampalainternationaltheatrefestival.com and to info@tebere.org by 30th June 2019. Kindly submit all the forms and text in one PDF document.

We will confirm receipt of your submission and assess your application. By the end of August 2019 you will be informed about the status of your application. Please note that we will be offering very limited rehearsal time. Therefore, your production needs to be ready for staging should you be selected to participate in the festival.

What we offer:
A modest performance fee to participating artists.
For artists from outside Uganda, ground transportation and modest accommodation.
You are encouraged to source for support to cover airfare, visa, incl. insurance. Teams  selected to participate will receive a formal invitation to facilitate the solicitation for such support.

We thank you for your interest in participating in the Kampala International Theatre Festival and look forward to reading your submissions!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

And Toto Too submission guidelines

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We are now accepting submissions.

REQUIREMENTS:

Woman playwright

Full length or long one acts

Play may not have had fully produced performances in Colorado, readings are fine

7 or less characters (do not double up your characters to make it fit)

Finished plays only

Minimal settings (our theatre space seats only 56 and won't handle multiple sets)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Electronic only (if you send a hard copy it will be returned to sender unopened)

First 10 pages

Production History

Synopsis

If these guidelines are not followed your script will not be read.  We will contact you only if we are interested in seeing a full script.  We do not give feedback on why your play was not accepted. Thank you for submitting we look forward to reading your work.

Send to submissions@andtototoo.org

HBMG Foundation Playwrights Retreat

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WHO CAN APPLY?

You have to be at least 20 years of age and envision yourself as a playwright. We don't teach you to write. Rather, we provide a safe environment in which to write and commune with fellow artists. You have nothing to prove to us.

Nitty Gritty: we do not allow for late arrivals or early departures in fairness to other applicants who can stay the entire week. You must provide your transportation (drive yourself to Creede, or fly via Boutique Air into Alamosa, CO's airport where we'll pick you up). We provide housing, but not food. If you can get yourself here and get yourself fed (there's a grocery store across from your housing and great local restaurants), we’ll provide the gorgeous scenery, accommodations, and a few tourist treats! Write, network and recharge.

This is not a competition; we want artists to create.

HOW CAN I APPLY?

This is the easy part. We don't read scripts. We are interested in you. Complete the form and tell us about you... your background and what you want to accomplish while on retreat. Include both professional and personal descriptions.

Please note whether you are applying as a playwright, artistic director, dramaturg, director, or as a team. You are welcome to apply as a team if you are working specifically with an actor, director, composer, or dramaturg on a piece in progress. Give us details of what you will be working on during the retreat and your weeks of availability December 2019-February 2020.

Deadline for applications is September 1, 2019. 

There is no application fee; do not submit a writing sample.

WHEN CAN I COME?

HBMG Foundation invites you for one week in the timeframe of December 29, 2019 - February 2020. We’ll provide accommodations, a script reading, and tourism activities.

You may elect to have your work read aloud by professional actors in a private salon setting. All readings are cold. This is done intentionally to focus on your text, not the actors' performances. After the reading, your work will receive feedback from actors, staff, and other retreat participants. You may request a private dramaturgy session. We do not expect your work to be completed. In some cases, you may only have a few scenes in development. The cold reading may be at the beginning of the week so you can do rewrites, or near the end of your stay so you can hear what you’ve accomplished

APPLICATION FORM ONLINE

Monday, May 6, 2019

Alice Judson Hayes Writing Fellowship

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This application is exclusively for the Alice Judson Hayes Writing Fellowship. Applicants interested in applying for 2020 residency opportunities must also apply under the "2020 Residencies" category.

The Alice Judson Hayes Writing Fellowship is an annual award in memory of Alice Hayes, who created the Ragdale Foundation in what had been her family home. All her life she was committed to working for a just and peaceful world. An 18- or 25-day residency, free of charge, and a $500 stipend will be given to a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue having to do with peace, social justice, education, or the environment. Projects can be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, script-writing, creative nonfiction). No academic writing.

Application deadline is May 15, 2018. Applications are submitted through the Submittable online portal for the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship, a category separate from the regular application deadline. Notification is in September 2019, with the residency taking place during 2020.

For an 18- or 25-day fellowship in 2020, apply by 11:59 PM CST May 15, 2019.

ELIGIBILITY

One Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship is awarded annually. Ragdale encourages applications from artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics, and to that end, emerging as well as established artists are invited to apply. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields.

Ragdale encourages artists of all backgrounds to apply, and does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, disability, gender, origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

GUIDELINES

All applicants submit electronic materials through the Submittable application portal.  Please note the following requirements to complete your application:

  • A completed online application form.
  • Two current letters of reference from people who know you personally and can address your professional capacity and suitability for a residency in a working community with other artists. Reference letters are confidential and are submitted electronically through Submittable. Reference letters are due 11:59 PM CST June 1, 2019.
  • A one-page artist’s statement and work plan explaining your work and what you plan to do while in residence.
  • A one-page CV or resumé that summarizes your professional background.
  • Work samples that show previous work from the past 2-3 years. All media is acceptable. Most electronic file types and sizes are accepted. 

EVALUATION

Applications are reviewed by a jury of Alice Judson Hayes' family members. Evaluations of work are based on the following criteria:

Work sample and statement show evidence of original, inventive and exciting new work.
Work sample demonstrates quality, technical proficiency, and is professionally presented.
Artist’s statement and resumé show evidence that the applicant’s work is reflective of continued, serious, and exceptional aesthetic investigation in the chosen medium.
Work plan demonstrates that the artist will maximize the benefits of a residency at Ragdale.
References reflect the artist’s ability to work well in an artist community.

NOTIFICATION

You will be notified of your admission status via email approximately three months after the application deadline, approximately September.

TIMELINE

May 15, 2019: Residency Application Deadline

June 1, 2019: Reference Letters Deadline

September, 2019: Residency Notification

QUESTIONS?

For further assistance, please email Amy Sinclair or phone 847.234.1063, ext. 28.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mojoaa submission guidelines

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We accept unsolicited one-act and full length plays by playwrights of the African diaspora written in English. This does not guarantee a reading or production of your work but we would love to get to know you. Email MOJOAAPAC@gmail.com.

Fairy Tale Review seeks work

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Fairy Tale Review is accepting submissions for our digital platform from March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019. If your piece is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category—we like to let authors make that determination.

Prose: Please submit up to 5,000 words of a single prose piece for our consideration, or up to three flash pieces of prose each under 1,000 words. We consider fiction, nonfiction, and drama along with scholarly, illustrated, and hybrid works.

Poetry: Submit up to five poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Query about longer or unusual projects that fit outside these guidelines.

GENERAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Specific guidelines for print and digital submissions to Fairy Tale Review can be found below. We ask that all submissions adhere to the following general guidelines:

All work must be submitted using our Submittable portal. We do not accept submissions via email or postal service.
Submissions must be previously unpublished, both in print and online.
Writers should submit only once in a given genre per submission period, unless encouraged to submit again by our editorial staff. Multiple submissions will go unread.
Simultaneous submissions are welcome. Please note as such in your cover letter and withdraw the submission immediately if accepted elsewhere. Withdrawals can be done through Submittable. If you’ve submitted a packet of poems and must withdraw one but would like the rest to remain under consideration, please add a note to your submission in Submittable and send us an email at ftreditorial@gmail.com.
Fairy Tale Review is committed to contributor diversity and inclusive engagement. We strongly encourage submissions from women, indigenous writers and writers of color, LGBTQA+ writers, and members of otherwise marginalized or underrepresented groups in mainstream publishing.

Our editorial staff is small and entirely volunteer-based. We hope to respond to all submissions within 4 months.

THE CORAL ISSUE SUBMISSIONS

Fairy Tale Review will be accepting submissions for our sixteenth issue, The Coral Issue, from March 27, 2019 to July 31, 2019. The Coral Issue will not be themed. However, we invite with special interest environmental fiction, poetry, and essays. Flora and fauna, weather and aura, and so forth.

For prose: Writers may submit up to 8,000 words of a single piece or up to three flash pieces each under 1,000 words combined in a single document. We welcome short fiction and nonfiction, as well as excerpts of longer works. Prose submissions should be formatted with standard margins, double-spaced, 12-point serif font, and include page numbers.

For poetry: Writers may submit up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages.

DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS

Fairy Tale Review is currently open for submissions to our digital platform. If your submission is a prose/poetry hybrid, please submit to your preferred category.

For digital prose: Please submit up to 5,000 words of a single prose piece for our consideration, or up to three flash pieces of prose each under 1,000 words. We consider fiction, nonfiction, and drama, along with scholarly, illustrated, and hybrid works.

For digital poetry: Submit up to 5 poems, totaling no more than 10 pages. Query about longer or unusual projects that fit outside these guidelines.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship 2019

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PEN America’s Writing for Justice Fellowship will commission six writers—emerging or established—to create written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate.

The PEN America Writing for Justice Fellowship aims to harness the power of writers and writing in bearing witness to the societal consequences of mass incarceration by capturing and sharing the stories of incarcerated individuals, their families, communities, and the wider impact of the criminal justice system. Our goal is to ignite a broad, sustained conversation about the dangers of over-incarceration and the imperative to mobilize behind rational and humane policies. As an organization of writers dedicated to promoting free expression and informed discourse, PEN America is honored to have been entrusted by the Art for Justice Fund to engage the literary community in addressing this pressing societal issue.

Applications Open: April 1, 2019
Deadline to apply: May 15, 2019

GUIDELINES

Please read the following closely, as our application requirements have changed.

The Writing for Justice Fellowship is open-genre, and proposed writing projects, which must be authored by the applicant, may include—but are not limited to—fictional stories; works of literary or long-form journalism; theatrical scripts; memoirs; poetry collections; or multimedia projects. The most competitive applications will demonstrate how the proposed project will engage issues of reform, fuel public debate, crystallize concepts of reform, and facilitate the possibility of societal change. As part of our mission to stimulate discussion, emphasis will be placed on proposed projects that show strong promise for publication. Fellows must commit to contribute actively to bringing attention to their work and that of other Fellows. The Fellowship is open to writers at any stage of their career. Currently and formerly incarcerated writers are highly encouraged to apply, and special provisions will be made for incarcerated writers to participate through alternative methods.

Fellows will receive an honorarium of between $5,000-$10,000, based on scope of project. Modest expense budget requests up to $2,500 will be additionally considered. Fellows will be paired with a mentor to serve as a source of guidance for the project, and the cohort will convene in person twice during the course of the Fellowship. PEN America will draw on the Writing for Justice Advisory Committee, as well as its network of agents, editors, publishers, partner organizations and outlets in order to assist efforts for publication and dissemination of the work of the Fellows. Opportunities for sharing the created work through public forums will be organized in New York City at the PEN World Voices Festival, in the Fellow’s home community, and possibly additional locations.

FELLOWSHIP TIMELINE

The first eight months of the Fellowship are designed for Fellows to research, create, and connect with mentors and the cohort, working toward submission of a polished final product that is ready for publication. The final four months of the Fellowship will focus on placing the works for public dissemination and opportunities for Fellows to present their work publicly.

April 1, 2019: Application opens
May 15, 2019: Deadline to apply
Late September 2019: Applicants notified of final application status
September–May 2019: Fellows work on their projects, meet with mentors
October TBD 2019: Cohort meeting #1 (NYC)
February, TBD 2020: Cohort meeting #2 (Location TBD)
Early May 2020: PEN World Voices Festival event featuring works in progress
Late May 2020 Work completed and submitted for publication
May–August 2020: Placing work and local public presentations

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for this Fellowship, the applicant must be


  • 21 years of age or older.
  • An individual writer. Collaborative projects are acceptable, but only one project lead may apply and participate in the Fellowship’s activities. 
  • Residing in the United States during the Fellowship duration.
  • Available to participate actively in all dimensions of Fellowship programming, including mandatory gatherings and public programs. (The Fellowship will cover costs associated with these events, separately from the Fellowship honorarium and travel/research budget.) Currently incarcerated writers and formerly incarcerated writers restricted by parole will participate through alternative means.
  • Able to demonstrate a track record of successful projects brought to completion on time.
  • Membership in PEN America is not required. 


SELECTION CRITERIA AND PROCESS

Given the highly competitive nature of this Fellowship, we advise using discretion in your project application. As a literary Fellowship, awarded projects must center writing as a critical mode of expression in the work, rather than a secondary or supporting aspect of the project. Applicants should be the main writer/creator (rather than editor or compiler) of the work. Fellows will be selected on artistic merit, the project’s approach and potential for impact, and the feasibility of project to be fully completed and in polished, publishable form within the given time frame. Applications will be reviewed by PEN America and expert advisers through an anonymous process.

Applications close May 15, 2019. Fellows will be announced in fall 2019.

HOW TO APPLY


Thursday, May 2, 2019

INGENIO Milagro 2019

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Through INGENIO, Milagro seeks to create a space where Latina/o playwrights can develop their plays in a safe, supportive environment with mentors and artists to whom they can relate. INGENIO serves as an intrinsic step in the creation of new full-length theatrical works. Rehearsals and workshops culminate in concert-style readings and feedback sessions with audiences of theatre professionals and members of the public. Playwrights are strongly encouraged to be available to attend in person.'

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Submissions are being accepted for INGENIO Milagro 2019, to take place September 15 – 22, 2019. Four plays will be selected, assigned directors and actors, rehearsed, and presented in concert-style readings over three days.

GENERAL GUIDELINES

  • Open to all Latina/o-identified playwrights
  • Original full-length plays, at least 70 minutes and no more than two hours in length
  • Plays can be in English, Spanish, or bilingual
  • Plays with over eight actors will require doubling; playwrights are asked to provide preferred casting breakdown
  • Chamber musicals will be considered
  • Published plays and those that have received, or are scheduled to receive, a full professional production are not eligible
  • Previously submitted plays that have received rewrites are welcome


TO SUBMIT

  • Scripts must be in PDF format and should follow the Dramatist Guild’s of America Traditional or Modern play format. Other than the cover page, the script shall have no identifying information about the playwright.
  • Include playwright’s biography (90 words/~580 characters), play synopsis (150 words/~975 characters), and play’s development history, if applicable.
  • Submit via email to ingenio@milagro.org no later than May 15, 2019. Selected playwrights will be notified by June 15, 2019.

Embassy of Foreign Artists Residency 2019

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Application period is between the 8th of April and the 8th of May every year.

The Republic and Canton of Geneva, in partnership with Laps association, founded the Embassy of Foreign Artists – residency for foreign artists in 2012. With the participation of foreign creators, local artists and cultural institutions in Geneva, this project aims to create an interactive network that will encourage the development of new approaches and reflections.

EoFA residency programme is a site for cross-disciplinary research and creativity in Geneva. Our spaces foster all stages of the creative process, from initial experimentation and reflection to the showcasing of finalized work. The conception and production are important stages and we offer the public the possibility to follow them and to engage with the artists in order to better understand their practices.

We place a particular focus on the quality of our projects and we consider our activities as tools for emancipation and alternatives to globalized culture. Our role is to offer support and a space for innovative and critical practices that engage with these fields and form a part of the reflection of our society.

Residency offer

Our house has four bedrooms as well as several common spaces: bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, and a living room.  The EoFA suites can accommodate three residents at a time for a period of three or six months.  The fourth suite is reserved for local associations and institutions as accommodation for their visiting artists for periods of at least one month. The stay provides:
– A private room as well as a working space and access to common areas shared with other residents.
– A residency of three or six months (the desired length of stay must be specified on the Application Questionnaire).
– A grant of 1200.- Swiss francs per month for the length of the stay.


Requirements for applicants


Candidates must respond to the following criteria:

– The open call is addressed to all professional artists coming from following artistic fields: performing arts, visual arts and applied arts (fine arts, dance, theatre, music, literature, comics, cinema, etc.). Cultural practitioners, active in the research of contemporary cultural practices, such as curators, play writers, set designer or from other fields and applied disciplines (architecture, design) are also invited to apply.
– Be in possession of a wide range of creations, publications and performances at a professional level.
– Not be currently registered in a basic artistic training course.
– Not be living in Geneva/Geneva region.
– Speak English.
– Be above the age of 28 years in the year of the residency.
– Accept and agree to pay costs related to their travel and artistic production.


Selection process

A jury will select Grant beneficiaries. Candidates will be informed of the jury’s decision by beginning of July 2019. It is not possible to appeal the jury’s decision. 
Allocation of the grant and residency are dependent on the obtainment by the candidate of a residence permit for Switzerland and proof of insurance covering medical assistance and accidents in Swiss territory during the period of stay in Geneva.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

ROCKFORD NEW PLAY FESTIVAL 2019

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Submission Deadline: May 15, 2019

The West Side Show Room is seeking submissions of new ten minute plays written specifically for the Rockford New Play Festival.

Six scripts will be chosen as official selections of the festival. Each play will be presented in a staged reading in Rockford, Illinois on September 20th and 21st, 2019 at 7pm CST.

The September 20th staged reading will be broadcast on Facebook Live.

Each of the six playwrights will receive a $200 commission for their play. As such, The Rockford New Play Festival expects your play to be written for our festival, in response to this year’s theme: “Over . . . The Edge”

We are interested in plays that explore society's artificial boundaries: the effect they have on the people of both sides— and those who risk everything to cross over.

Submit a new play that is bold, passionate, and which expresses your individuality.

SUBMISSION RULES

There is no entry fee. Please follow these rules:

New Play: We expect your play to be written in direct response to this year’s theme: “Over . . . The Edge.” Plays written prior to Feb 15, 2019, will not be accepted. (To be clear: we want you to take your time and write a new play for us— we don’t want you to submit a play you’ve already written.)

One play per playwright

One Playwright per play

Language: Plays must be written for English speaking audiences.

Format: Plays must be primarily dialogue and action. Original or copyright-free songs are okay, but cannot comprise more than 1 page of text total. No Musicals.

Originality: Submissions must be original and playwrights must be the copyright holder. Translations, adaptations, or excerpts of longer works will not be accepted.

Eligibility: Plays which have been professionally produced or published, or which are under consideration for production or publication, are not eligible. Plays which have been presented, or will be presented in other festivals prior to September 20, 2019, are not eligible.

File Format: Plays must be submitted in PDF format.

File Name: [Your Full Name] [Play Title].PDF (e.g. Paula Hendrickson Near Mint.PDF)

Plays must have the following sections:

Title Page [Play Title, Playwright Name and Contact Info]

Character / Setting / Time Page: List characters in order of appearance with a short description

Play Body: 10 Pages or less. Plays longer than 10 pages (not including Title and Character/Setting/Time pages) will not be read.

Time: Plays should last approximately 10 minutes or less when read aloud at a normal cadence. Plays dense in single-spaced text or description will not be read.

Plays must be in Dramatists Guild Modern Play Format. [Click Here for Sample ]

Margins: Top: 1”, Bottom: 1”, Left: 1.5”,  Right: 1”

Font: 12 point Times New Roman.

Character Names: CAPITALIZED, first letter of name centered on page

Dialogue: Begins on the line below the character name, single spaced

Stage Directions: start at center of page, single spaced. No (parentheses) or italics

Page Numbering: Upper right corner. Page 1 is first page of Play Body

Headshot/Bio/Statement. Selected playwrights must agree to submit a high resolution headshot photo, a brief professional biography, and a playwright’s statement about your play. If you are unable to provide these items, we reserve the right to remove your play from the selection list.

Facebook Live Video. Selected playwrights must agree to grant The Rockford New Play Festival permission to broadcast the staged reading of their play on Facebook Live. This video will remain available for people to watch after the live broadcast.

Double-check these rules before making your submission. Any submission not following these rules will not be accepted.

Plays will be accepted until May 15, 2019 at 5:00pm CST, or until we reach 500 submissions, whichever comes first. Playwrights will be notified about the status of their submission no later than July 15th, 2019.

Have questions?  Please email us at newplayfest@thewssr.org. Please note that we cannot accept play submissions via email.

SUBMISSION FORM

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