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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Jakespeare Virtual Theatre Company's Summer Shorts Ten-minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 1, 2021

PLEASE NOTE: They apparently had an unmentioned 100 play cap and submitters are being told their work cannot be accepted because the 100 play maximum has been reached.


Before submitting your work(s), please make sure they adhere to the following requirements:

​Please do not submit any plays longer than what would translate to approximately 10 minutes when performed.

While music within a play is possible, we will not consider any musicals.

Your play cannot have been performed virtually before.

You may submit more than one work.

Please submit your play in PDF format only.

Plays must be conducive to the virtual theatre format. The simpler the sets (or not sets at all!) and costumes/effects, the better!

Plays with 3-5 actors is preferred.

Gender and racial flexibility for characters will give your play a better chance of being selected.

We will consider plays from any genre and of any content matter.

Your work will be read by at least 3 panelists.

Once all plays are read, the panel will select --at most -- the top 10 selections.

The selections will be posted on our Facebook page no later than 5/1/21.

The show is scheduled for two performances in July 2021.

To submit your work, please CLICK HERE.

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Broadway Book Club seeks plays for livestream/podcast

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The Broadway Book Club is a livestream / podcast event that has a community of over 120 members that engage with and correspond about all things theatrical.

We are looking for play submissions to be read by our ensemble of actors as a way to celebrate theatre digitally and engage with community. We are only seeking full play submissions and will coordinate with the dramatist concerning the use and representation of their work. After conversations, your play (when selected) will be featured as one of our Plays of the Month, and a portion of the play will be live streamed for our followers to see and experience your work.

This is not yet a paid gig, but as we grow our followers and account, we plan on paying writers as early as next year for their selected plays. Should you know anyone who would want to invest and financially help our artists, please send them our way!! We look forward to your play submissions. If you have any questions email us at hello@ryco.org.

Fosters' Spring Residency

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Deadline: February 28, 2021 9PM EST

ZOOM FORM

Fosters is thrilled to announce our inaugural FREE Spring Residency! This virtual week will provide space for exploration of new theatrical work that is yearning for a deeper dive into development and artists that are yearning to find their creative voice within new work.

The Spring Residency will support one playwright and their existing theatrical work, one director, and up to six actors.

Each participant will be mailed a “Creative Context” box filled with tools to give dramaturgical grounding to the specific playwrights work as well as other unique items geared for the care of each individual artist. As with every Fosters event, daily meditation will also be provided.
Fosters Spring Residency strives to:
  • Create a space where artistic process is given priority over any product.
  • Remove judgement and focus on communication.
  • Empower every artist participating to contribute from their own unique artistic POV. 
  • Care for the artists by providing an empowering, uplifting, safe space to create.
  • Provide Playwrights space to explore every avenue their theatrical piece can go down
  • Provide Directors creative space to explore new work and new ways of working
  • Provide Actors space to reconnect with their artistic voice and unique POV
How to Apply:

All applicants must be over the age of 18 and have flexible availability the week of April 18th-24th.

All applicants must fill out the Google form by Feb 28th, 2021 9pm EST. The selection committee, comprised of four Fosters Board Members will review all the applicants and make selections who will move onto Zoom interview March 3rd -12th

Playwrights: After filling out the application, please make sure to email the proposed piece you would wish to work on in the residency, as well as any other sample material you find would give the selection committee a clearer idea of who you are as an artist to jasonasparks@fostersresidency.org

Friday, February 19, 2021

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 12 PM EST

National Arts Diversity Integration Association (NADIA) is accepting script submissions for a new play or musical to be recorded and presented as a staged reading in their Spring 2021 Amplified Currents Festival of the Arts, which will be held online, April 17th-25th, 2021. Deadline to submit is Friday, March 5th, 2021.

Length: One-Act
Genre: Any
Playwright Location: United States
Deadline: Friday, March 5th, 2021 12PM EST
  • Piece should be no longer than 75 minutes long
  • Have a cast no larger than 10
  • Should be actor/story forward
  • Should incorporate music in some way 
  • Should be unpublished and have limited or no production history 
  • Should include a character breakdown as well as a brief synopsis
NADIA is committed to investing in the work of and supporting artists who have been historically excluded in the arts, especially Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. BIPOC writers and creatives are particularly encouraged to submit. 

Please note: There are no submission fees, nor is there a fee to be a part of the festival. This is a paid opportunity, and all artists involved will receive a stipend for their time and talent. 

Playwrights will be responsible for travel expenses should they choose to join us for any part of the in-person recording process, which will take place in New York, NY in the beginning of April.

NADIA is a non-profit organization based in New York City dedicated to coordinating the research, development, and implementation of industry-wide anti-discriminatory practices. NADIA supports a diverse group of project leaders and artists who are looking to think critically and discover new ways to produce culturally conscious art in order to develop practices that are equitable, inclusive, and sustainable.

For more information about NADIA, submissions, or our past work, visit www.nadiaconnects.org or reach out to nadiaconnectsinfo@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

NYCP DISCOUNT! Writing for Zoom & Fundamentals of Playwriting

March is almost here and so is the start of some exciting online classes at Primary Stages ESPA! Whether you want to get back to the basics with Fundamentals of Playwriting or delve into the new art form that is Writing for Zoom, take $100 off each of these classes using the code NYCP at checkout as our gift to you!


Writing for Zoom - STARTS MARCH 1! 

USE CODE NYCP TO TAKE $100 OFF THE RETURNING STUDENT RATE FOR A TOTAL OF $300 ENROLLMENT

Instructor: Lia Romeo (Writer, The Forest at O'Neill Playwrights Conference/NNPN Rolling World Premiere; 4-time Kilroy's List writer)

With theaters around the world closed due to COVID, many companies are turning to digital streaming for readings and productions - and even when we’re able to perform in person, this virtual form is here to stay. But plays that are written for the stage do not always translate when they're done on Zoom. Playwriting for Zoom is a brand new art form, with its own rules, limitations, and (yes!) advantages. It isn't the first art form that's arisen in response to the constraints of a particular moment, and it won't be the last. In this 5-week class, learn how to write for this new virtual and socially distant platform.

 

Fundamentals of Playwriting - STARTS MARCH 3!

USE CODE NYCP TO TAKE $100 OFF THE RETURNING STUDENT RATE FOR A TOTAL OF $380 ENROLLMENT

Instructor: Dennis A. Allen II (Writer and Director, Atlantic Theater Co, National Black Theatre, The Lark)

If you're just stepping into the world of playwriting, welcome! In this 8-week class, you will build a toolbox of the fundamentals, so your first play (and each play you write after that!) can be built on a strong foundation.


To receive the NYCP discount, click the Enroll button on the websites above. In your shopping cart, use the code NYCP in the Add Promo Code box and click Apply. Then check out as normal!


Spring classes begin in February. 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.

Studio Players Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

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Deadline: March 2, 2021
or until 300 entries are received

Studio Players, Kentucky’s Oldest Community-Involved Theater, located in Lexington, is proud to announce their Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, to be performed in July 2021. This event is growing yearly, with vibrant public response and Donor/Sponsor support.

We are looking for 7 strong plays to feature so, once again, we are holding a competition. This competition is for 10-minute plays only; it is open to any playwright. There is NO submission fee. The judges will be members of the Studio Players theater community: board members, directors and patrons. The rules are simple and are as follows:

1. Any playwright may enter; only one script per playwright.

2. The play must be a 10-minute play (meaning it will be approximately 10 pages long (dialogue). If it’s a monologue/one-person piece, it should come in under 10 pages).

3. All plays should be emailed, with a separate cover page, with: play's title, author's name, email address, mailing address and phone number. The play itself should only have the title; no identifying information contained in or on the 10-page script.

4. To be considered, each script must be received by March 2, 2021. 

5. The contest is open to the first 300 entries received.

6. Winning entrants agree to a full production of their scripts and video recording and presentation of their scripts. (Given the ongoing and fluid situation with covid-19, we are planning to offer the Play Fest as a virtual/livestream production. However, this doesn’t change what we’re looking for in terms of script submissions)

That's it! The top 7 scripts (as determined by the judges) will be performed by active members of the Bluegrass theater community. Each play will be a fully realized, virtual production; each performance showing all winning scripts. The 7 Selected playwrights will each receive $200 in prize money.

All entries should be sent to: sweftdart@yahoo.com with "10-min play fest" in the header.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Call for Original Audio Scripts

Visit The Arlington Players website here: https://www.thearlingtonplayers.org/
Visit the Little Theatre of Alexandria here: http://thelittletheatre.com/

Deadline: March 8, 2021

In a joint project between the Little Theatre of Alexandria (LTA) New Voices Series and The Arlington Players (TAP), we are looking for your original 40-60 minute Audio scripts. Our call is open until March 8, 2021. It is free to submit and no pay is provided. We will select one show to be performed in May. We are hoping to broadcast a recorded performance on a local radio station, but if not possible, we will air via Zoom.

THEME
We do not have a specific theme other than the play must be an audio script. Any genre is welcome. 

SCRIPT REQUIREMENTS
  • Must be an original work, although it can have been performed in other places.
  • Must have a run time of between 40-60 minutes, no intermission. Scripts with run times outside of this will not be considered.
  • As we are attempting to have this broadcast on a local radio station, scripts can not contain strong language, or authors must be open to the exclusion of any strong language in the script. 
  • No musicals/scripts with music/movement pieces will be accepted at this time--no exceptions. Anything else is fair game.
BEFORE YOU SUBMIT
  • We accept scripts from writers of any age. In the event that two scripts are of otherwise equal quality, we will give priority to any writer under 40. You may choose not to identify if you are under or over 40, but will not be given the under-40 preference as a tie-breaker in that case. 
  • Up to 3 scripts may be submitted per playwright.
  • 10 pages of the winning script will be posted online during the audition call in a google doc so that actors may familiarize themselves with the material. The author may select these pages or may ask us to select for them.
THE PROCESS
  • Scripts must be submitted in blind PDF format by March 8, 2021. No late or incomplete entries will be considered.
  • All scripts will receive a notification if they are finalists or not by April. The top five scripts will move on to an in-person reading of the selection committee.
  • One script will be selected. The winner will be notified in April 2021. 
The winner agrees that no rights of any kind will be paid for this performance and that New Voices/TAP will bear the sole responsibility of selecting the director and any/all cast and crew. New Voices/TAP will also be responsible for paying all expenses for the mounting of this show. New Voices/TAP will not pay for the playwright to travel to DC, but will provide the playwright with performance time/station if on the radio or access to the zoom performance if done by that medium. The winner also agrees that no other theater in DC, MD or VA will be allowed to perform the play from the time of selection through June 2021.

To submit a show: https://forms.gle/czhy1w5cHEjfiJQm6
Any questions, please contact newtheatervoices@gmail.com.

ABOUT US
This is a collaboration between The Arlington Players and New Voices, which is is a project of NextGenLTA who represents those under 40 who act, tech, direct and enjoy theater at the Little Theatre of Alexandria. New Voices puts on performances of original works with directors under 40. The Arlington Players produces artistically challenging theater in the grand style, cultivating an environment of artistic excellence and education for artists, audiences and the community of Arlington County, Virginia, by providing opportunities to advance knowledge, skills and participation in the theater arts.

NEW VISIONS FELLOWSHIP - A YEARLONG RESIDENCY FOR BLACK TRANS AND GENDER NONCONFORMING PLAYWRIGHTS

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Deadline: March 5, 2021 6pm EST

This Spring, National Queer Theater and the Dramatists Guild are launching the New Visions Fellowship, an innovative new program for Black trans and gender nonconforming playwrights. The New Visions Fellowship will select two playwrights for a rigorous year-long professional development initiative aimed at celebrating the brilliance of and uplifting Black TGNC writers in the face of the systemic exclusion that Black TGNC writers have endured within American theater.

We believe the New Visions Fellowship is essential because of its opportunity to create space for the Black and queer imagination, a perspective long and consistently forced to take a backseat to “safer” LGBT stories in American culture, and even American queer culture.

The curriculum of traditional artistic conservatory programs is heavily influenced by a white, cisgender male patriarchal perspective, particularly centering on male-identifying writers from both the classical and modern eras. Our program seeks to help remedy the exclusionary bias that riddles traditional channels of training and mentorship.


ABOUT THIS PROGRAM

The fellows will be paired with a primary mentor and supplemental mentor figures who will guide writers through the development of a play, musical, or performance experience of their design and choosing. Roger Q. Mason, pictured above, will serve as one of the primary mentors. In addition, writers will have the opportunity to participate in professional development sessions covering a wide range of artistic topics. The fellows will also receive access to Dramatists Guild contracts, business advice and career services for the purpose of aiding fellows in protecting both the artistic and economic integrity of their work. These workshops will help writers broker relationships with Off-Broadway or regional theaters. A theater will host a professionally cast and directed reading of their play at the end of the program. Selected fellows will receive $5,000 and a three-year complimentary Guild membership.

APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM

Applications are due on March 5th at 6pm EST. 


This program is specifically for Black playwrights who identify as trans or gender nonconforming.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Central Kentucky Community Theater 10 Minute Play Festival Script Submissions

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Deadline: April 1, 2021 12PM

THEY HAVE MET THEIR SCRIPT CUT-OFF OF 100 - DO NOT SEND

Submission for scripts should adhere to the following guidelines

- Have a run time of 10 minutes

- No more than 3 characters

- Appropriate language and subject matter for all audiences

Submissions need to be submitted no later than

12:00pm April 1st


Submission for scripts should adhere to the following guidelines 
- Have a run time of 10 minutes
- No more than 3 characters 
- Appropriate language and subject matter for all audiences

The top seven submissions will be produced in a readers theatre style. Being recorded and presented virtually throughout the week of May 22-29.

Submissions will be scored in the following areas.

-Originality of concept and story

-Lasting impression and how memorable it is

-Does it make its audience feel some strong emotion

The top seven will then be ranked based on audience response with the top three recieving cash prizes in the following amounts.

First place $100

Second Place $75

Third Place $50

Fourth through seventh will be awarded non monetary prizes. 

All submissions must be sent to  in a .pdf format. Please include "10 minute play" in the subject line of the email.


Good Luck!

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

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Deadline: March 8, 2021

A CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS – NEW YORK CITY* Playwrights

The FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL of New LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, and QUEER ARTS and CULTURE

ALL OUT ARTS is now accepting submissions for the DEVELOPMENTAL PLAY READINGS, an “OUTwrite” Series, a part of the 2020-2021 Fresh Fruit Festival. Application deadline is Monday, March 8, 2021. 3 to 4 plays will be selected for presentation in Spring 2021. Authors are encouraged to submit early; we understand these are drafts, and expect revisions. Jump-To-Submission-Form

Readings will be widely advertised, and hosted on a wide-band virtual Webinar with an audience Q&A following. Authors will receive a $100 stipend toward their expenses.

*New York City regional artists who have temporarily relocated due to the Coronavirus epidemic, or for workshops, jobs, etc., please submit a note of explanation with your submission.

This program is supported in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs & the New York City Council.

WE WILL PROVIDE:
  • Stipends, adjusted accordingly if you also incur Union performing-artist expense.
  • Limited Virtual rehearsal space if you do not have a paid account.
  • Dramaturgical advice upon request for specific problems.
  • Technical Advice and Training on the Webinar format, including free Sound & Video consultations based on your early virtual rehearsals. We expect technical rules to be followed to provide a consistent quality for attendees.
  • A full-color program, both printed and in a free PDF-file format, made available online.
  • Area-wide advertising, with an option for National advertising upon request.

AUTHORS WILL PROVIDE:
  1. A fully-cast, fully rehearsed, “virtual” reading of NEW work in development, dealing with some aspects of LGBTQ life
  2. A Director AND a Stage Manager (important for the high degree of technical awareness needed in the Virtual format).
  3. All Out Arts is a non-discriminatory, equal opportunity presenter. For 20 years we have presented works by artists from all the performing and graphic arts from every known (and a few unknown) corners of the LGBTQ world, regardless of race, ethnicity, or faith. We advise diverse and inclusive casting, and sensitivity to BIPOC origins and cultures.

Please submit a recent draft of the work in progress with a synopsis & full cast breakdown; a basic bio; and if you like, a description of your goals and concerns with this current work.

Monday, February 15, 2021

Capital Theatre seeks submissions from new and established Black playwrights

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SUBMISSION FORM

Capital Theatre in Frankfort, Kentucky is now accepting submissions from new and established Black playwrights and musical writers/composers for the 2021-2022 season and future seasons. Visit www.capitaltheatre.net for more information about submissions. Submissions are open year round.

Capital Theatre is a Black-owned theatre company located in the heart of Downtown Frankfort, Kentucky. Our goal is to tell the stories of the Black experience through live theatre. Our shows will not only feature works of prominent Black playwrights, but of up and coming writers as well. We strive to create a space in which anybody can come and enjoy live theatre.

All Submissions are treated as confidential. Due to the number of submissions we are not able to respond to every submission and will only respond to ones that we are interested in.


Main Street Players New Play Competition

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Deadline: March 1, 2021 at 12 AM EST

MSP's Annual New Play Competition has begun! We are accepting submissions now through March 1.
The winner of the competition will be given a staged reading by MSP at the Main Street Playhouse as part of the South Florida Theatre League's Summer Theatre Fest

Play Submission Requirements:
  • We are accepting One Act or Full Length plays, with one submission per playwright.
  • The competition has an overall 100 play submission cap. 
  • To submit your play for the competition please send a PDF of your play via email to: angelinaesposito3@gmail.com

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Geneva Theatre Guild is now accepting submissions of original one-act play scripts

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Deadline: February 14, 2021

The Geneva Theatre Guild is now accepting submissions of original one-act play scripts with a running time of 30 minutes or less for the annual Playwrights Play Readings event. Last year over 3,000 patrons watched the plays presented over zoom via Facebook LIVE. This year the Play Readings will again be held live online for a series of Thursday evenings beginning April 22nd.

All selected playwrights will be invited to participate in a talk-back session after each performance with the cast and director of each play, giving writers of all ages the chance to not only experience the actors' interpretations of their work but to receive audience feedback in real time.

The deadline for submissions is February 14th. All submissions will be given a blind review by a play selection committee who will choose the works to be presented this season. All playwrights will be notified of the selections by March 17th. This year there is a separate category for college age submissions. One play will be selected from this category.

The guidelines for all submissions are as follows:

Plays should be submitted electronically in PDF format to Geneva Theatre Guild seasonplanninggtg@gmail.com

 If you are unable to submit electronically, mail four copies of your script, unbound in a folder. If you want your scripts returned, please include a self-addressed envelope with sufficient postage. Plays can be mailed to the Geneva Theatre Guild, P.O. Box 424, Geneva, NY 14456

Limit - one play, which cannot have been published and has not previously been submitted to the Geneva Theatre Guild’s Playwrights Play Readings.

The number of submissions accepted will be cut off after the first 150 have been received.

Title page should include the title of the play playwrights name, address, phone number, email address and approximate running time of the play.

Include a brief synopsis of the plot, setting, and a list of characters before the first page of dialogue.

All pages must be numbered starting with the first page of dialogue on page one.

Auditions for Playwrights Play Readings will be held via Zoom on March 31st. Further information about auditions will be released in March. Please contact us at genevatheatreguild.org with any questions.

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Joining Sword & Pen Seeking Playwrights of Marginalized Genders

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Deadline: February 18, 2021
Chicago

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s Joining Sword & Pen (JS&P) competition is live and underway! Since 2005, JS&P has challenged playwrights to write a full-length play based on the story they see in our contest image. The winner receives a full production and the Margaret Woolley Martin Award, which carries a cash prize of $1000.

This year’s image and competition rules may be found here:
babeswithblades.org/jsp-how-to-submit/

We’re seeking submissions from playwrights of underrepresented genders. This includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and those who are otherwise marginalized based on gender.

What We’re Looking For

1. The moment depicted in the inspirational image at the bottom of this page must be physically dramatized/incorporated into the play. We want to (literally) perform that moment on stage. Include the page number of your script where the contest’s image is depicted in your submission email.

2. Scripts must be inclusive of the BIPOC community. Whether the script lends itself to characters being played by actors of any race/ethnicity or whether it includes stories that are race-specific, BIPOC characters must not be limited to secondary or background characters.

3. Submissions are due NO LATER than midnight February 18, 2021.

4. All JS&P submissions must be new, full length, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered and we will not contact you. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script.

5. Please email your JS&P submission in a PDF file to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. The filename must start with the title of the play (ex. “Patchwork Drifter.pdf”). If the title of the play begins with “the,” “a,” or “an,” please place that article at the end of the title (ex. “Last Daughter of Oedipus, The.pdf”).


IMPORTANT: This will be a BLIND SUBMISSION PROCESS.

Script submissions for JS&P accepted between August 5, 2020 and February 18, 2021. Want more info? Contact swordandpen@babeswithblades.org.

Joining Sword & Pen winners receive full productions with the Babes.

Check out the full list of Joining Sword & Pen winners.

Your email submission should contain two separate attachments:

 a) Your cover page. INCLUDE:
  • The play’s title
  • Playwright’s name and full contact information (phone numbers, email, mailing address).

 b) Your script. INCLUDE:
  • The page number on which the contest’s image is incorporated.
  • A synopsis.
  • A character list specifying the gender of each character. “Open gender” is an option. If it’s important that a character is cisgender or transgender, please specify this.
  • If it’s important that a character is of a particular racial/ethnic background (including white), please specify this. Characters of unspecified racial/ethnic background will not be automatically assumed to be white.

DO NOT INCLUDE ANY contact information, of any kind, in the body of your script. An author’s identity will only be revealed to the ensemble once a selection has been made.


6. The winner of the contest agrees to participation in the Fighting Words new plays program (workshops and festival reading – dates TBD), and grants Babes With Blades Theatre Company rights to produce the world premiere production of the winning play. Production dates are TBD for Spring 2023 (subject to change).


Things to consider:
  • Our mission statement: Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to tell stories that elevate the voices of underrepresented communities and dismantle the patriarchy. Through performance, script development, training and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.
  • We do not accept or produce musical scripts.
  • Both our venues and our budgets tend to be small.
  • If your play does not pass the Bechdel Test, it is unlikely to fit our mission.
  • If your play does not include stage combat, it does not fit our mission.
  • Characters fight as a realization of high narrative stakes. Scenes of characters training to fight are usually lacking in stakes.
  • If your script includes sexualized violence, consider whether the sexualization is truly necessary to the story. Sometimes it is; often it’s not.
Click here to learn more about Joining Sword & Pen

Our Mission Statement: Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to tell stories that elevate the voices of underrepresented communities and dismantle the patriarchy. Through performance, script development, training and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

We look forward to hearing your stories!!

PLEASE NOTE: The image for the competition can be found on our website. Please do not select your own prompts.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Seeking scripts based on people or events from Quaker history

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No deadline

The 15th Street Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, a prominent Quaker congregation in Manhattan, NYC, is seeking scripts based on people or events from Quaker history. 

We're planning a non-union production in 2022 in our beautiful meetinghouse, a landmark building, in Gramercy.

We’re accepting:
  • scripts of any genre: biography, fictionalized documentary, etc…
  • scripts of any length
  • scripts with any number of characters
  • scripts in any style: epic, naturalistic, etc…
  • scripts addressing any audience: young audiences, young adult, general, etc…
  • Scripts suitable for any venue (except scripts demanding a proscenium): outdoors, large hall, medium-sized room, etc…
We have no deadline (our schedule is open) and we’re interested in anything you’d like to send! There are no restrictions on submissions. What we don’t produce we’ll keep in our library for further reference.

Please send scripts (MS Word of PDF) - or enquiries for further information - to:
stevecapra@pipeline.com .
https://quaker.org/legacy/15stfriends/

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Apply to Read or Perform for our April 2021 Event: Treat Others as You Wish to be Treated

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Deadline: February 15, 2021

(the deadline might be incorrect on the Submittable form - the deadline is now February 15.)

Be a 1 minute TED Speaker/Performer!

TEDxAsburyPark is seeking Readings and Performances of one minute or less on the topic of “Treat Others as You Wish to be Treated”, aka “The Golden Rule”, which is a cornerstone of most world cultures, religions and creeds.

TEDxAsburyPark will showcase a community production of the best 30 readings/performances for a LIVE virtual audience on April 1, 2021.

Additionally, the playwright will have active involvement in the process. As a lab, our directed and rehearsed productions will involve the playwright, and all sessions, including the final production, will be recorded. Submissions should include a tight summary with character descriptions, a small cast, and a working script. The final production will be offered to a live online audience where we typically host 200-800 attendees to be followed by a panel discussion with the playwright, director and cast. The final production will be hosted on our YouTube channel, which has over 5 million views. 

If selected, the playwright will grant a limited use license of the recorded work to be hosted on Youtube, with links to our social media, and at our option, to be produced for a live audience by TEDxAsburyPark and its affiliates.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

The Playwrights Group - take advantage of our online offerings


Take advantage of our Online Offerings
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

Monday, February 8, 2021

ESPAfest Week of FREE Workshops and Performances!

Primary Stages Off-Broadway Einhorn School of Performing Arts is opening our virtual doors for a week of FREE collaborations and networking opportunities! Whether you’re interested in attending a free workshop or seeing some of our artists perform, join us at ESPAfest this week February 8-13 – and bring your friends!

 

FREE PERFORMANCE - SOLO TRAIN

hosted by Judy Gold

Monday, February 8 at 7:30pm ET

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Solo Train is an evening of new work by Solo Performers who've been guided by renowned actress and Emmy Award-winning writer Judy Gold. 

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Intro to Dramatic Writing

with Mêlisa Annis (Writer, Director, and Dramaturg; Faculty, NYU Tisch Dramatic Writing Program)

Tuesday, February 9 from 12:00pm – 1:00pm ET

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What is dramatic writing? Demystify the art form together!

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Alexander Technique: How to De-Stress on Zoom

with Karen Braga (Alexander Technique for Performance Teacher)

Tuesday, February 9 from 2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

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Learn how to sit for optimum comfort, use breath to release tension, and practice simple exercises to energize and rejuvenate.

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Seeing Between the Lines: The Night Watcher

with Erin Daley (Associate Artistic Director, Primary Stages)

Tuesday, February 9 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm ET

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Watch and read a play from the perspective of a dramaturg and see what you've been missing.

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - From "Why" to Website: Websites for Artists

with Kimberly Immanuel (Actor, Website Designer)

Wednesday, February 10 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

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Get inspired to think outside the screen as you design your website.

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - RECESS!

with Zachary Fine (Writer, Bewilderness at Playmakers Rep; Actor, China Doll on Broadway)

Wednesday, February 10 from 7:00pm – 7:45pm ET

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Learn how to invigorate any virtual space with joy, curiosity, and fun.

 

 

HOW WE HEAL – A Discussion with Chesney Snow and Sharon Washington

moderated by Erin Daley

Thursday, February 12 from 5:00pm – 6:00pm ET

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This discussion between artists Chesney Snow and Sharon Washington, and Primary Stages Associate Artistic Director Erin Daley will explore the role of artists in this extraordinary moment and our responsibility to avoid complacency and cultivate active motion. 

 

 

FREE WORKSHOP - Write-In

with Winter Miller (Writer, In Darfur at The Public Theater)

Friday, February 12 from 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

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Come together as a community to reflect and write it out.

 

 

FREE PERFORMANCE - DETENTION #51: Word Have Power

Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13 at 7:00pm ET

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Detention is an evening of new and original theater pieces written, directed, and performed exclusively by ESPA artists.

 

For more information about ESPAfest and to RSVP for all events, please visit: https://primarystages.org/espa/our-community/espafest

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