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Monday, October 12, 2020

There's something for everyone at The Playwrights Group


There’s Something for everyone @ TPG



Script Consultations

 

Have a script you want feedback on?  Just send a PDF of your script and you’ll get the answers you’re looking for via email, phone or video conference. 

 

Richard Caliban has worked with  individuals on their scripts from all over the world — Indonesia, China, Greece, Australia, Serbia, as well as right here in New York. A script consultation will provide you with feedback on the structural soundness of your story, the dramatic arc of your protagonist, thematic unity and much more.

 

Online One-on-One Courses

 

If you’re looking for more, check out our One on One Online Playwriting Courses:

 

       The Art of Playwriting

       Write a Play in 10 Weeks

 

Both are One on One with instructor Richard Caliban, who has spent his life in rehearsal rooms getting words on a page up onto a stage. And since it’s One on One, the courses can be adjusted to fit your level of experience. 

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

During the current crisis, the weekly workshop has moved online to a Zoom meeting. We read everything from a one page scene to a full length. Plays, musicals, film scripts — whatever it is you’re working on. This is a great opportunity for those not in the NYC area. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST. Check out the website for more details. 

 

 

Contact us at scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com or visit our website for further info at: 

 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com



Saturday, October 10, 2020

Rockford New Words Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2020 5PM CST

Rockford IL

10 Minutes of Words Written for Live Performance
Theme: WE CAN’T BREATHE
Award: $200

The Rockford New Play Festival is now ROCKFORD NEW WORDS!

Why the change? We’re expanding to include all words written for live performance, including:
  • Spoken Word
  • Poetry
  • Choreopoems
  • Plays
  • Zoom Scripts
  • Raps and Spoken Lyrics
  • Storytelling
  • Monologues
Six new works will be chosen and presented in a staged performance on Jan 21, 2021. Artists/Writers can choose to perform their own works (Live or on Zoom), or have them presented by professional performers.

Artists/Writers each receive $200.

WE CAN’T BREATHE

2020 has been a year like none other with COVID-19 and BLM protests responding to the murders of George FLoyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others.

At the center of it all is our breath: we are breathing in a virus, we are breathing in tear gas, or we are breathing our last breath.

Rockford New Words is looking for personal and passionate works that speak to where we are at in this moment in time.

We Can’t Breathe.


RULES
  • New Words: written after Aug 12, 2020
  • Theme: We Can’t Breathe
  • One Written Work per writer
  • Language: English
  • Originality: no translations, adaptations, or excerpts of other works
  • Copyright: you must own it
  • Eligibility: no published or produced works
  • Length: 10 pages or less
  • Time: 10 minutes or less
  • Format: Any

HOW TO SUBMIT

There are 4 ways to submit. Choose whichever way works for you:

1. ONLINE FORM

Fill out the online application and upload a copy of your work:
ONLINE APP


Have questions? words@thewssr.org


2. EMAIL

Fill out the online email application and then email us a copy of your words:
EMAIL APP

Email your words to words@thewssr.org

3. US MAIL

Print and fill out this application and mail it with a copy of your words:

PRINT APP

Mail the application and a copy of your words to:

The West Side Show Room
PO Box 4041
Rockford, IL 61110

Submissions must be postmarked by Oct 15, 2020. Have questions? words@thewssr.org

(Applications are also available at the Rockford Area Arts Council, see below for more info.)


4. DROP OFF

Print and fill out the application:
PRINT APP


Then drop it off with your words at the Rockford Area Arts Council during business hours, or through the mail slot:

Rockford Arts Council
713 E State St
Rockford, IL 61104

Applications are also available at the Rockford Area Arts Council during business hours. Call or email in advance to make sure there is someone in the office:

Phone: (815) 963-6765
email: info@artsforeveryone.com


Words will be accepted until October 15, 2020 at 5:00pm CST. We will let you know the status of your submission by December 15, 2020.

Have questions? words@thewssr.org

44th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival

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Deadline: October 16, 2020

Pay-what-you-can application fees. If you’d like to request a Fee Waiver, please email literary@playwrightsfoundation.org Thank you! 


Our organization’s maximum capacity for reading is 750 plays. We may close the application process before the October 16th, 2020 deadline if we reach that number, so please apply early. The link to apply will go live on September 4th, 2020, please check back then.

New for this year: Due to the economic hardship impacting our industry from shutdowns because of Covid-19, application fees are Pay What You Can. After uploading your application and script, you will be prompted to a separate form for an application fee. Suggested range ($5-30). If you’d like to request a Fee Waiver, please email literary@playwrightsfoundation.org Thank you!

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a part of Playwrights Foundation’s programming. Playwrights Foundation supports and champions contemporary playwrights in the creation of new works to sustain theater as a vital, dynamic art form.

Every season, we assess a high volume of plays, and we strive to create a process which is equitable and fair to all who apply. Every script will be read fully twice by readers on our National Committee, which are composed of professionals who are advocates and allies of new work. Before any decisions are made regarding our Semi-Finalists round, multiple staff members will evaluate each writer’s individual development goals and resumes.

As one of the leading play development centers in the U.S. with a long history, Playwrights Foundation fosters the creative process of playmaking by sustaining a commitment to the playwright, whom we regard as the creative wellspring of the theater. The organization has a deep familiarity with the work of a large range of playwrights, and work to connect those writers with creative producers interested in new play production. Special attention is given to Bay Area writers, emerging writers of any age, BIPOC and other historically marginalized writers.

You may have questions about applying, including if this opportunity is the right one for you. Our staff welcomes these questions and we are in contact with the Dramatists Guild and LMDA regarding best practices for our organization. We hope you have a good experience engaging with us, as you entrust us with reading and evaluating your latest new play. We welcome writers of all ages, backgrounds and identities, and celebrate both national and local writers.

We invite playwrights to apply for the 44th Bay Area Playwrights Festival, where ultimately, four to five plays will be chosen for development. The reading process spans several months and everyone who applies will receive notification of their status before we announce BAPF’s 2021 summer festival.

Applications for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival are open to any playwrights living in North America and writing primarily in English (multilingual plays are accepted) who consider themselves either an emerging writer (of any age) or mid-career playwright. 

Playwrights Foundation is strongly committed to developing the work of emerging and mid-career writers, and we offer other opportunities for more established playwrights and long-time alums to continue sharing work with us.

Applications must be full-length, unproduced and original plays in PDF form. We do accept adaptations, but not translations. Plays that have previously received a workshop or university production are considered unproduced.

Only one application is allowed per playwright. If you were selected for the 2020 Bay Area Playwrights Festival we ask you observe a one-year hiatus from applying for the festival. Playwrights can submit a new draft of a play they previously submitted during one additional submission cycle. We will not accept new drafts of plays that have been submitted in at least two previous submission cycles. We do not accept musicals at this time.

We define those terms as follows:

‘Emerging’ refers to playwrights who are relatively early in their careers – student, recent playwriting program graduate (up to 3 years), and older dramatists who have had 0-3 professional (paid) productions of their work. You can be emerging at any age and we celebrate that.
‘Mid-career’ as playwrights who have received more than 3 professional productions, and who are generally working professional playwrights, but not yet fully established with multiple regional LORT productions. We are looking for a mix of career experiences to create a cohort, so all writers are welcome. 

‘Unproduced scripts’ we follow the Dramatists Guild’s definition as “a script that has not been “professionally” produced. Readings, staged readings, AEA workshops, development productions, amateur productions, concert versions, etc.” are not professional productions.
‘Full-length’— We ask that your scripts are a minimum of 60 pages in length, but if it is shorter and you know that it does take more than an hour of stage time, simply email our literary team to ask if it is eligible. We are not a 10-Minute play nor One-Act play contest, but looking for more substantial dramaturgy of interest to producing theatre seasons.

Playwrights chosen for the festival will be paired with an artistic team composed of a professional dramaturg, director, and actors, and other artists as needed. The lead artistic team members will go on a 3-day retreat the weekend prior to the festival, and will subsequently receive two staged readings over two weeks, each one separated by five to six days for rehearsals and rewrites. Local and national producers, theater artists and the general public are invited to the festival to see the staged readings and meet the playwrights.

We want to emphasize that the public staged readings are not intended as a showcase for a finished play, and the readings are advertised to our audiences as rehearsals rather than performances; our festival actively fosters the creative process of playmaking, and not “finishing” the work before the public reading. We equally value the creative work in the room and the public readings as opportunities to advance each individual playwright’s developmental goals. Our organization also values connecting playwrights to creative partners and producers.

Checklist before applying:


  • A full-length Script in PDF form, titled LastNameFirstName_PlayTitle_DraftDate
  • Resume in PDF form, titled LastNameFIrstName_Resume
  • A list of three Development Goals (500 words max)
  • A 1-2 sentence synopsis of your play
  • You are a playwright living in North America writing primarily in English (Multilingual plays accepted).
  • You have read our website and acknowledge the defined terms.
  • Application fees will be prompted at the end, and are Pay What You Can. If you would like to request a Fee Waiver, please contact literary@playwrightsfoundation.org

Thursday, October 8, 2020

KC Melting Pot Theatre's 2nd Annual New Play Development Festival

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Deadline: December 31, 2020 or first 50 submissions


KC Melting Pot Theatre is looking for new full-length plays by Black playwrights. 

The play should have no production history (readings are acceptable). 

There are no restrictions on content nor themes except we are not accepting musicals, one-person shows or children shows at this time. 

To submit, please email your script in Word or Pdf format to newplays.kcmpt@gmail.com

Scripts should include playwright contact info on title page, character/cast requirements and a 3-5 sentence synopsis. Plays should be typed in 12pt font in Times New Roman or Courier. Our reading panel will select three finalists who will receive fully staged readings in our New Play Festival over the July 9 – 11, 2021 weekend. 

One winner will then be selected and will receive a $500 stipend and will receive a workshop production in 2022. This is a development opportunity and the winning play will have their play read by professional actors for at least two table readings followed by Q&A with director, cast and crew. Playwright will have time to revise and complete a final draft of play and then the workshop production will be fully staged with audience talkbacks.

Finalists will be notified no later than May 1st, 2021. The winning piece will be selected July 11, 2021 after the completion of our New Play Festival.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Fifth Avenue Theatre of New York Virtual Fall 2020 Play Festival seeks 10-minute plays

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Deadline: October 31. 2020

Submissions are now being accepted for the Fifth Avenue Theatre of New York Virtual Fall 2020 Play Festival, to take place in November 2020.

Seeking short plays (no more than 10 pp/minutes), from playwrights from across New York City and surrounding areas.

Also seeking monologues (no more than 4pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! 

One submission per playwright. 

No unpleasant profanity, as this is a family friendly festival! 

No submission fee. 

Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work, we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play virtually. 

There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too! 

Send your submission to fifthavenuetheatre@gmail.com for more information.

 Links to videos of your plays will be posted to our website for viewing and voting.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Play Incubation Collective

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Play Incubation Collective, an emerging centerpiece of new play development in Western New England, is a collective of empowered theater artists centering stories that challenge the dominant cultural paradigm. We are seeking rolling submissions of full length and short plays and musicals from creators interested in developing lasting working relationships with our collective of artists.

This is a play development opportunity. We work in a non-hierarchical, collaborative play development process where PIC artists (a collective of theater makers from a variety of disciplines) work with the writer to further develop and fine-tune their piece. There may be opportunity for a workshop or production at the culmination of the development process.

To be eligible for development with PIC, your piece must be unpublished and actively seeking development opportunities. 

You do not have to have a fully completed draft to be considered. While we do accept submissions from any location, we highly value collaborating with local artists and prioritize writers and writing teams local to Western New England or able to travel to the area (when we are no longer in a pandemic.) 

Please review the "Mission" and "Values" sections on our webpage (www.rachelfhirsch.com/pic) to get a sense of the stories we are interested in telling before submitting. 

When you are ready to submit, you may do so at https://forms.gle/tef6UBMSmxsBTkeS7 or follow the link on the webpage. You will be able to upload a pdf or word document via that link.

If you have more than one script you would like to submit, you must fill out subsequent forms. There is no submission fee and, as you will be working with our in-house PIC artists, you need not self-produce. Please reach out to rachelhir@gmail.com with any questions.

Sunday, October 4, 2020

American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: Emerging Plays 2021

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Deadline: October 16, 2020

We are now accepting submissions for the American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: 2021 New Play Festival.

American Stage is committed to producing powerful and relevant professional live theatre. Our 21st Century Voices is an initiative dedicated to developing and presenting new works for the stage that speak to a contemporary audience in fresh and compelling ways. 21st Century Voices programming includes an annual staged reading festival, workshopping of new scripts, playwriting residencies and fully produced new plays receiving one of their first three professional productions at American Stage.
21st Century Voices: New Play Festival Submissions

This year, we are seeking submissions of new plays exploring themes of mental illness, wellness and resilience. Plays on these themes should examine characters grappling with, learning about or advancing in their own mental health or the mental health of someone they love. Our intention is to shine a spotlight on mental health and to contribute to the destigmatization of mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost half of all American adults (46.4%) will experience a mental illness during their lifetime. Mental Health America reports that anxiety and depression is up by nearly 400% since January 2020. With the social isolation due to COVID, the need for connection to mental health resources as well as the need for compassion and education around mental health are greater than ever.

American Stage is interested in probing the individual experience as well as society’s perception of wellness and the mental health industry. We are also interested in plays that can be performed flexibly since the festival will potentially be offered as hybrid performances, with both onsite and virtual readings. The festival may also include panels and workshops on mental health, presented by experts in the field. Submissions will be accepted now through October 16, 2020.

Submission guidelines for the American Stage’s 21st Century Voices: 2021 New Play Festival are as follows:
  • Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, multimedia, etc. Musicals will not be accepted at this time.
  • Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received more than two full-scale, professional productions prior to submission are not eligible.
  • Plays that have had workshops, readings or non-professional productions are still eligible.
  • Plays with casts larger than 8 people will not be considered at this time.
  • Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year.
  • Plays with flexibility for performance in a digital and in-person setting are preferred.
  • The Selection Process 

American Stage’s competitive selection process consists of two rounds of selection. All 10-page play excerpts submitted during the first round are reviewed by a committee of theatre artists and arts advocates. In the second round, selected playwrights are asked to provide a full manuscript of their play for consideration by the committee. Finally, American Stage invites up to five playwrights to have their work included in 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival in January 2021.
Playwrights invited to participate in our 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival will receive a $250 stipend.

How to Apply

Email your complete submission package to 21stCenturyVoices@americanstage.org by October 16, 2020. Please include the following information in one attached PDF file, not in the body of your email. Please do not attach multiple files. Complete submission packages must include:
  • Your contact information;
  • Your playwriting resume;
  • Title of the play; Character breakdown and description (please include total number of characters); Time and place of the play; Synopsis (no longer than 1 page); and a concise paragraph (no longer than 1 page) describing the development history of the play you are submitting;
  • A statement describing why your play is a good fit for American Stage’s 21st Century Voices’ mission to develop and present powerful plays that speak to a contemporary audience in a fresh and compelling way and our 2021 focus on works exploring themes of mental illness, wellness and resilience
  • A ten page sample of the play.

Full manuscripts and incomplete submission packages will not be considered.

2020-2021 Deadlines

For consideration in our 21st Century Voices: New Play Festival, American Stage is accepting submissions by October 16, 2020. Requests for full manuscripts will be made by November 9, 2020.

Only completed submission packages emailed to 21stCenturyVoices@americanstage.org by October 16, 2020 at midnight EST will be considered.

Thank you for your interest!

Saturday, October 3, 2020

Pumphouse Players seeks short scripts - Winter Wonderland

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Deadline: October 26, 2020

Theme: Winter Wonderland

Submit via online form

Winter weather, holiday obligations, and frenzied family gatherings often dominate the season. We’re accepting Zoom/online/recording-friendly short plays centered around the winter experience for our December short play festival event.

Pumphouse Players is now accepting short plays for Fall 2020 online events! Though our physical theatre is dark, we have an ongoing commitment to providing artistic opportunities and creative outlets to our community members and supporting various creative endeavors.

We’ve been encouraged by the amount of support that we’ve received and the number of people we’ve been able to connect with over the last few months and we’re excited to keep up the momentum!

HOW IT WORKS

Playwrights (of all experience levels!) can submit one or two Zoom-friendly short plays for consideration for one or more of our events. It’s easy! Just use the submission form on this page. After the deadline, our team will review the submissions and notify those accepted. Once selected, our team will seek directors and cast members who will rehearse and record your short play. The shorts will be presented in a festival event (1 to 3 airing dates) in collaboration with Pumphouse Players and The In-House Writers. Each playwright and performer will be granted one free access code to the online event(s) for themselves or a guest to enjoy the collection!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Plays must be between 5 to 15 minutes in length.

Plays must in English.

Plays must be Zoom/recording friendly.

Playwrights may only submit 1-2 plays per event.

Playwrights must indicate kid/family-friendly or adult/mature audience on their submission. An adult/mature designation will not prevent plays from being accepted.

We do not require a special format. Please use best judgment in ensuring your piece is recognizable as a script.

THE FINE PRINT

There is no entry fee or participant fee.

There is no stipend or compensation for any playwright, participant, or organizer. Pumphouse Players is a 100% volunteer-run and volunteer-led community organization.

Entry to our online events will be by donation. All donations gathered are to support Pumphouse Players, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Playwrights who are selected will be asked to grant us permission to record and “air” or “stream” a recording of their play up to 3 times in closed events. The recording process is purely to offset the potential for technical issues. No copies of the recording shall be published.

Playwrights maintain all rights to their plays.

Friday, October 2, 2020

Premiere the Play, The Podcast seeks submissions

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Deadline: October 23, 2020

Coming Spring 2021, Premiere the Play is a podcast featuring dramatic readings of new stage plays.
Submissions are now open for our first season.

Guidelines:
  • Our goal is to fill our season with diversity, so all topics, time periods, cultures, etc. are welcome.
  • English, however, must be the main language.
  • The play must be an unproduced STAGE play (not radio play, screen play, or zoom play)
  • The play should run no less than 30 mins and no more than 2 hours
  • Maximum cast size of 6
  • No musicals... yet...
  • Stage directions that provide essential information will be included in the reading so they must be clean and clear.
The plays will be chosen on a BLIND BASIS: All identifying information about the playwright will be removed before the play is distributed to our Play Selection Committee, thus ensuring that the plays are chosen based on the work itself and not the gender, race, age, etc. of the playwright.

Once chosen, each play will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded. The recordings will only be used on the podcast and for promotional purposes. No compensation will be given to the playwright, however, on each episode, we will encourage producers to contact us if they are interested in producing the work. We will then connect the playwright with interested potential producers.

As a theatre company with youth programs, our goal is for at least 50% of the season to not include explicit language.

Submission Instructions:
  • To submit, email the following to submissions@deanproductionstheatre.com:
  • The complete script with the playwright’s identifying information only on the title page
  • A full Character Breakdown
  • A synopsis
  • The playwright’s name, address, email address, and phone number (won’t be seen by the Selection Committee)

October Happenings at Primary Stages ESPA!

How is it already October?! It’s not too late to dive into your play this Fall! October online classes at Primary Stages ESPA are open for enrollment! Whether you’re looking to start a first draft or learn how to craft for laughs, we’ve got the class for you.

THE FIRST DRAFT - Wednesday Mornings

with Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater, No One Is Forgotten at Rattlestick)

Winter sees the class as being part of a sacred team, all working to elevate the work. Join the team in Winter’s class this Fall to develop your first draft. 

Wednesdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm ET

Starts October 7


THE FIRST DRAFT - Tuesday Nights

Adam believes the best first draft writing happens when writers release their intuitive impulses, you'll learn strategies for keeping the conscious, critical mind out of the drafting process. This class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines, constructive feedback, and a collaborative environment to get your ideas on the page.

with Adam Kraar (Writer, Wild Terrain at EST)

Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Starts October 6


COMEDY WRITING 

with Kate Moira Ryan (Writer with Judy Gold on 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother, The Judy Show)

We all need a cathartic laugh right now. Work on your comedy writing skills to bring some laughter to audiences - and yourself. 

Mondays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm ET

Starts October 19


Start and end dates vary. 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.

Playwrights First Award seeking submissions

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Deadline: October 10, 2020
NYC

One, single full-length play per playwright in English from anywhere in the world.
Not produced full scale prior to submission. Readings, workshops, and college productions are acceptable.

No joint authorships, adaptations, translations, musicals, or shorts.​

​Award:

$1,000 first place.
Award listing of playwright and play title on our website.
Professional reading in NYC when feasible.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1.
Complete and submit online application form:​​
Link to Online Application Form: CLICK HERE!
​Note: You do not need a Google account to submit this form.

STEP 2.
​In one email provide the following three documents described below (parts A,B & C), each as separate files/attachments to:
Playwrightsfirst1st@gmail.com

Note: This address is for submissions only.

​Paper copies will not be accepted. PDF format ONLY.

PLEASE, BE SURE TO USE THE CORRECT NAMING CONVENTION FOR EACH FILE (follow examples below). SUBMISSIONS NOT FOLLOWING OUR REQUESTED NAMING CONVENTIONS WILL NOT BE ADMITTED. Each file MUST begin with your last name. Please leave one space after your last name -- do NOT use a dot, a dash, an underline. Please do NOT abbreviate your name or the name of your play. Please do NOT use your first name. Please do not use your initials. We appreciate your attention to this detail as it helps our staff stay organized.

A) Playscript in PDF format. The play should follow standard playwriting convention and include a cover page, a character list/breakdown, page count, etc. Please, name your file like this:
​Your Last Name TITLE OF PLAY.pdf (Example: Shakespeare TWELFTH NIGHT.pdf​​)Note: The title of the play is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

B) Playwright/Production Resume, CV, or Narrative Biography in PDF format. Name your file like this:
​Your Last Name RESUME.pdf (Example: Shakespeare RESUME.pdf​​​)Note: RESUME is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

C) Brief Summary of play in PDF format. Please include your full name and the full title of your play with the synopsis. Name your file like this:
Your Last Name SUMMARY.pdf (Example: Shakespeare SUMMARY.pdf)Note: SUMMARY is in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights: CUT / EDGE

 

NYC, 2021

Playwrights, Application Deadline December 1st, 2020

Final decisions by January 2


Join us in 2021 in New York City, USA. We’ll meet twice monthly, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month (January-July; September-December). On the second Tuesday of each month, we will hear the work of a single writer out loud (read by actors) and discuss this writer’s work.  This meeting is mandatory.

On the third Tuesday of each month, we will engage in a moderated philosophical discussion about where we’re at in terms of style, form, the direction of theatre/art today etc. Each accepted writer will have the chance to suggest a topic for the monthly salon, and lead the discussion.  This meeting is suggested, but not mandatory.

We will be meeting virtually, until things open up and then we will be going back into rehearsal rooms for the meetings.

The Dirt

Upon invitation, the rate is $100 for the year. This covers space to meet for an entire year and a modest stipend for the actors who’ll read our words during the workshop meetings.

The Breakdown
  • To participate, you must be an experimental theatre writer. What do we mean by this? You must write for live performance and you must be in the process of creating something that isn’t “conventional.” This departure from normative theatre can include dialogue, structure, staging, character and/or character development, format or any other manner of pushing at theatrical boundaries. Teach us something.
  • The Cut Edge Collective currently has four available slots.  Playwrights will be selected based upon the quality of the work submitted and experimental nature of the work, by experimental playwrights Tom Block and Kevin Kautzman, founders of the Collective.
  • If you’re in New York City and able to commit to monthly events in Midtown, as well as participate in our monthly salons, also once a month, and write experimental work for theatre, do send a sample, segment or example and tell us why you want to be a part of the collective.
And So Who Is This For
  • Experimental Theatre Writers
  • Able to Commit to Twice Monthly Meetings in Midtown Manhattan, through 2021 
  • With Compelling Samples
  • $100 for Space and Actors

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance Eight Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: October 15, 2020

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our eighth annual 10- Minute Play Festival for spring of 2021.

This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional. One selected external submission from this call will receive a production as a part of this festival.

Scripts will only be accepted between August 15 and October 15, 2020. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The winning play will be announced in November.
  • Limit one play per playwright
  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 pages and run roughly 10 minutes (page count doesn't include title page) Characters should fall between the ages of 16-30 or there should be no specific age requirements
  • Previously produced plays aren't eligible
  • Musicals and plays for children are discouraged
  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we don't offer critiques.
  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries
  • For any questions contact uh10minutequestions@gmail.com
Plays must be submitted via email to uh10minuteplayfest@gmail.com. There should be no identifiable information in the script. 
Your email should include the following:
  • play title 
  • your name 
  • your mailing address
  •  your phone number 
  • your email address

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