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Wednesday, July 14, 2021


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Deadline: July 20, 2021
(Please note that Teatro Chelsea will only be accepting the first 100 submissions)

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Teatro Chelsea is now taking submissions for the Second A-Tipico Latinx New Play Festival, taking place October 20–23, 2021 in-person at the Chelsea Theatre Works Blackbox.

Teatro Chelsea is soliciting submissions of plays by Latinx playwrights for their A-Tipico New Play Festival. We encourage local, national and international artists to submit full-length plays during our open submission process. 

A-Típico was born out of a desire to see a more diverse set of stories told about our Latinx communities. It is a place to foster Latinx playwrights and spotlight those stories that so often go untold. In this upcoming iteration of the festival we want to highlight a variety of plays, including stories about and by Afro-Latines, indigenous Latines, and queer Latines. 

Following the submission process, Teatro Chelsea will select four plays to receive staged readings in the festival. Three of the selected plays will be presented in-person at the Chelsea Theatreworks Blackbox and one play will be presented virtually via Zoom.

Their selection will be vetted by Teatro Chelsea’s creative team and the final scripts will be considered for a full production in the Spring 2022 or 2023 season.

If selected, this opportunity will pay a stipend of $250.


The works submitted must meet the following criteria:

--The playwright must be 18 years of age.

--The play must not have had a professional production, or be scheduled to have a professional production, prior to June 1, 2022. A professional production means a fully staged production with a full rehearsal process and all of the theatrical elements traditionally expected are present.

--We are seeking to develop plays of all shapes and sizes; however, we are prioritizing full-length plays. One acts, Solo pieces, theatre for young audience pieces will still be accepted and put under consideration.

--We accept both original and adapted works, provided that the rights to any material not in the public domain have been granted.

--Playwrights interested in submitting a play for consideration in the A-Tipico Festival should send the following to Teatro Chelsea between June 15, 2021 – July 20, 2021. Email submissions should be sent to: tc@teatrochelsea.com

A-Tipico New Play Festival Submission

In your submission please provide the following:

--Your contact information – First/Last Name, Email, Phone Number

--Title of the play

--Character breakdown and description

--Time and place of the play

--A short one-paragraph synopsis of the play

--A PDF of your play.

Selection Process

--We will solicit the help of volunteer readers to read the submitted scripts. These readers may include but are not limited to the following: Teatro Chelsea’s Artistic Team, actors in previous Teatro productions, industry playwrights, local Chelsea arts advocates and other industry professionals.

--There will be one round of reading for outside readers and each reader will read between 5 and 10 scripts. There will be a second round of reading of a short listed selection of submissions. A final third round of reading will be done by Teatro’s Artistic Team in order to select the finalists from a short-list of scripts that have been evaluated in rounds one and two of reading.

--The reading of scripts will take place over a one month period and the four scripts will be chosen no later than the end of August 2021.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Tiger's Heart Players seeks new work

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Submissions on a rolling basis - no deadline


(to be read in full, in installments)

Multiple Submissions are fine. Response time is usually swift—within a couple of weeks.

NOTE: Tiger’s Heart Payers does NOT cast your play for a Reading, but we will be more than happy to assist.

(Production is an entirely different matter.)

We are especially interested in work from Women, Outliars of all description, and Playwrights & Actors around the globe!

Submit @ Tigersheartplayers@gmail.com.

PDF or Word Accepted

Lab Sessions are posted each weekend on our Facebook Page @ Tiger’s Heart Players

Friday, July 9, 2021

Ars Nova Play Group

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Deadline: July 18, 2021 midnight EDT

Play Group is a two year residency in which members become a part of the Ars Nova Resident Artist community. In addition to biweekly meetings where members share new work and receive feedback from their Play Group peers, members also receive dramaturgical support and artistic match-making advice from the Ars Nova artistic staff; invitations to Ars Nova shows, Resident Artists mixers, and to see the work of Play Group alums around the city; two Play Group writing retreats; and the opportunity to further develop and showcase one of their plays in a weeklong workshop that can culminate in a public reading. Click here for a list of Play Group alumni.

Applications for Play Group 2022 will be accepted beginning June 21st and must be submitted by midnight on July 18th to be eligible for consideration. Please CLICK HERE for the application form. Applications require one full-length play, a playwriting resume, two theater references and a personal statement.


All playwrights who identify as emerging and who are able to attend meetings in NYC are eligible to apply. In selecting new members, we will take into account the writing in the submitted play (all plays are read in their entirety), how/if the writer stands to benefit from membership at this point in their career, what they would bring to the other writers in the group, and the overall balance of voices, styles and experiences in Play Group. 

Ars Nova recognizes both that it is a predominantly white organization and that historic institutional theater practices have led to an exclusionary and harmful environment for those who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Color. We are actively working to become a more diverse, anti-racist, inclusive organization in all ways. Writers of all races, genders, backgrounds and abilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications consist of a full-length play, a playwriting resume and a one-page personal statement. Because we encourage Play Group members to use their time with us to develop their bodies of work (as opposed to a specific script), we look to personal statements to help us start to get to know you as a writer and a person more generally. So we’re not looking for you to elucidate your application play, but rather we’d love to hear about what inspires you and makes you tick. Please feel free to address any of the below prompt suggestions – or respond in any way that you think will help us begin to get to know you best!

What appeals to you about this particular writers group for you right now?

Why do you write for live theater?

Do you have a next play kicking around in your brain? (we’d love to hear about that- and don’t worry we won’t hold you to it!)

What non-theater hobbies or obsessions inform your practice/process?

If you could design an unconventional workshop process, what would it look like?

What are your hopes and dreams (concrete or abstract) for theater you want to be involved in moving forward?

2022 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program

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Deadline: July 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST 

The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program offers two or four week residencies to emerging artists driven to explore ways in which their work can be applied to the community and how Lanesboro’s rural community can inform their work. The Lanesboro Artist Residency Program, located in Lanesboro, MN (pop. 754), is supported by the Jerome Foundation and aims to provide an immersive, meaningful experience for emerging artists from Minnesota and the five boroughs of New York City. The program is unique in that it provides an entire rural community and its myriad assets as a catalytic vehicle for engagement and artistic experimentation, with staff working with each resident to create a fully-customized residency experience.

Lanesboro Arts’ goal is to be flexible and accommodating to artists, allowing them access to local resources needed for conceptualizing and realizing their place-based work. Lanesboro Arts recognizes “place-based work” as work that is specifically inspired by and designed for the place in which the work takes place; it can be a new project, or an interpretation of the artist’s current work tailored to engage the community of Lanesboro. The residency program was designed to align with and amplify Lanesboro Arts’ vision for communities–especially rural communities–to embrace artists as economic drivers, culture bearers, community builders, and problem solvers. Follow these links for reflective audio interviews with 2018 artists in residence: Erin Lavelle and Rini Yun Keagy.


The application deadline for the 2022 Lanesboro Artist Residency Program is Friday, July 30, 2021 at 12 p.m. (noon) CST. The application is now open, and can be found here.

Jury review will take place in August and applicants will be notified by September 17, 2021 at the latest as to the status of their application. A phone interview process with finalists will take place in late September and selected artist residents and runners-up will be notified by October 4, 2021.

Artists must be legal residents of Minnesota or one of the five boroughs of New York City to be eligible to apply. To be considered, eligible artists must submit their application through the online webform on Lanesboro Arts website. Complete program details are below. Please contact Kara Maloney at 507-467-2446 or kara@lanesboroarts.org with any questions.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Stay True, An LGBTQ+ Theatre Company is seeking submissions for a holiday play

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Deadline: July 25, 2021

Stay True, An LGBTQ+ Theatre Company based in New York City is seeking submissions for a holiday play to be produced as part of their 2021/2022 Season. The play should take place around one of the major winter holidays and center LGBTQIA+ characters. Special considation will be given to works that celebrate queer joy or feature characters with intersectional identities. 

The play should be full length (around 90 minutes), no intermission is preferred and plays with music or small musicals will also be considered. 

The play can be previously produced or an unproduced new work. 

Preference will be given to plays that can be performed with a cast of five actors or less. 

The production will be directed by Stay True’s Founding Artistic Director Andrew Victor Myers.

This production will be held in the late fall or winter of 2021. The performance will tentatively be recorded and distributed virtually, but rehearsals may be held in person, with COVID safety protocols in place. Auditions will be in August with the rehearsal process starting in September

The submission period is June 30-July 25 please email staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com with a PDF copy and a short summary of the play. Please also include your resume, contact information and the pronouns you would like us to use to address you.

We encourage playwrights of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, shapes, sizes, and (dis)abilities within the queer community to submit.

Compensation will be a stipend to be discussed and negotiated. Playwrights must be okay with casting Non-Equity.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Free feedback programs for playwrights

Two free feedback programs for playwrights--one for ten-minute plays and one for full-length plays. 

In brief:

Trade A Play Tuesday (#TAPT) has been operating every Tuesday for seven years and offers one-to-one trading for same-day feedback on ten-minute plays or scenes only. 

Get complete details and guidelines here:

Playwrights Offering Free Feedback (#POFF) is for full-length plays and is more of a credit system; you must read one to get one read. 

Monday, July 5, 2021

TEDxAsburyPark seeks short plays

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

In its 10th season, TEDxAsburyPark is broadening its commitment to ideas by seeking short original plays to be produced and directed for a Zoom audience.

Plays must have a running time of less than 25 minutes, involve a small cast and be suitable for Zoom or a simple production. 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 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 had over 6 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.

Casting will be an open call with director, and the playwright is free to invite actors as part of the process.

Important: We can only review small cast plays between 10 and 30 minutes in length.

Submissions will be evaluated on originality, an idea worth spreading, language, and suitability for virtual production. We will only retain about 10% of submitted plays for potential productions and readings. We will get back to you promptly, usually within 30 days of submission.

With appreciation of your work,

Brian Smiga, John Orefice, and the TEDxAsburyPark team

TEDxAsburyPark performers, writers, speakers do not receive any monetary compensation, or airfare/transportation costs.

If you are accepted, we will ask you to sign the TED.com open-commons release form and we will direct, produce, record and edit a video of your work making it available to you, and also under a creative commons license on the web on our website, on YouTube and other video sites, and possibly on TED.com. We reserve the right to keep the online video live just like TED talks.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award

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Deadline: August 1, 2021

The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation.

We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary.

As we are a small family foundation with an all-volunteer board, we must rely on nominations to identify potential recipients. We are asking professors, teachers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, actors, writers, and others to nominate promising writers. As we want to be inclusive, we will allow people to self-nominate. The following are our guidelines:

  • Writer is lesbian, queer or gay and nonbinary;
  • Writer has written at least one play;
  • Writer is writing plays about lesbians;
  • Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career; 
  • Writer is interested in receiving the award. Please send a letter(pdf) describing why your writer should receive this award and a full-length play (pdf) to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com. In your letter, please be as detailed as possible in up to 2 pages. Include the writer’s resume and website or other social media links. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2021. We will announce the recipient October 31, 2021.

Clay & Water 2022 Playwrights' Retreat

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Deadline: July 31, 2021

Clamour Theatre Company (https://clamourtheatre.org) is accepting applications through July 31, 2021 for Clay & Water 2022, our Fourth Annual Playwrights' Retreat.

All the details and the application guidelines can be found here: https://www.clamourtheatre.org/clay-water-2022-applictions/

Five playwrights will be selected to participate on dates TBD in the 1st Quarter of 2022.

Due to the fact that our state of Florida is lagging behind in vaccinations, we are not yet sure whether the Retreat will be in-person or virtual. Thus, the dates are still not finalized, and we understand that some applicants, if selected, may not be able to attend once the final dates and format are chosen. We suggest you go ahead and apply, and we'll all figure it out when the time comes.

The application guidelines include a request that you tell us whether you are applying for an In-Person version of the Retreat only, a Virtual version only, or either.

Application Deadline: Midnight (Eastern time) July 31, 2021

No fee to apply or attend.

What to submit: Draft of one full-length unproduced, unpublished non-musical play (60-120 pages) in a standard play script format that requires 2 to 4 actors to perform. PDF format. Plays that have had previous developmental readings are acceptable.

Notification by year-end 2021

Green Stories Radio Play Competition

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Deadline: August 26th 2021 

Prize sponsored by the Literary Consultancy

This competition is free to enter.
Radio play/series

We are looking for a radio play or series that in some way touches upon ideas around building a sustainable society. We will consider all genres – comedy, drama, science fiction, mystery, crime etc. – but stories must engage with the idea of environmentally sustainable practices and/or sustainable societies see guidelines.

Length/format: choose one of three categories
  • 45 minute drama
  • 6 x 30 minute series: send sample/pilot episode + 3 pages outlining remaining episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted).
  • 5 x 15 minute series: send the first two 15 minutes episodes and an outline of the further 3 episodes (these should be ready as we will ask for them if shortlisted).
Prize: Free script appraisal and treatment by the Literary Consultancy.

Opportunities for finalists: BBC Writers room have agreed to read the top five scripts and follow up with any writers they think have promise. In addition, Whistledown Productions produce programmes for radio and have agreed to look at the top entries.

Eligibility: Open to all, as long as it has not been published elsewhere. All submissions must be in English and conform to the green stories criteria of showing a positive vision of what a sustainable society might look like or in some way smuggling in green solutions/policies/characters in the context of an otherwise mainstream story. Entries must be submitted via the link below.

Submission details will be provided in May 2021. Your script will get a better reception if written in a standard radio format e.g. see http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf

The first output from our green stories short stories competition is now available to buy ‘Resurrection Trust‘ – a collection of funny, dark, mad, bad, upbeat, downbeat and fantastical short stories about living sustainably. It has a foreword by Caroline Lucas and review by Jonathon Porritt. It’s £3.99/£7.99 available on Amazon or even better https://www.hive.co.uk/ which allows you support your local bookshop. Writers may find it a useful source of ideas.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

PlaysFiftyTwo seeks prompt plays

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Theatre Viscera podcast seeks plays about gender

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Deadline: August 31, 2021 5PM - or once they receive 100 submissions


We accept plays written by queer playwrights for a queer cast, about queer characters. You can send us full length plays, one acts, or a collection of shorter works. Total submissions should be 20 pages or longer. We are not accepting musicals at this time.

Send us pdfs or word docs of your script(s).

Your submission should include a character breakdown and short synopsis of your piece(s).

Your piece must be formatted appropriately, standard play format is preferred, but if your piece requires weird stuff we support that.

We have a preference for newer or unproduced works.

Plays must be paginated.

Please limit submissions to 1 per playwright.

Theatre Viscera reserves the right to reject any manuscript for any reason.



Please email submissions to theatreviscera@gmail.com

For more playwriting opportunities, check out https://playsubmissionshelper.com/

Friday, July 2, 2021

Woodie King, Jr’s New federal Theatre seeks full-length play by BIPOC & women writers

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Woodie King, Jr’s New federal Theatre accepts submissions for potential main-stage productions. All work will be presented at New Federal Theatre, 543 W. 42nd Street, NYC, NY 10036.

NEW FEDERAL THEATRE’s m­­­­­­ission is to integrate artists of color and women into the mainstream of American theater by training artists for the profession, and by presenting plays by writers of color and women to integrated, multicultural audiences – plays which evoke the truth through beautiful and artistic re-creations of ourselves.

The plays must be by BIPOC writers & women
One full-length play; never produced. (3 to 5 characters)
Number pages & notate title on each page.

To be considered: submissions should be in the form of one PDF document and organized as follows:

Page 1: Cover page to include:

The title
The playwright’s name, address, city, zip code & phone number
Page 2: a biography of the playwright
Page 3: Character Breakdown
Page 4: synopsis of the play
Page 5: begin the body of the play

E-mail submissions addressed to literary@newfederaltheatre.com will be considered.

Submissions are open. No deadline. NFT is always looking for new work.

The Stephen Joseph Theatre seeks scripts

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Deadline: September 30, 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic it will take longer to reply to you about your script than usual - please bear with us!

The Stephen Joseph Theatre has a proud history of producing exciting, inspiring, world-class new writing. As well as producing the world premieres of Alan Ayckbourn’s plays, we have produced new writing by playwrights including Torben Betts, Vanessa Brooks, Fiona Evans, Tim Firth, Vicky Ireland, Dawn King, Stephen Mallatratt and Claudine Toutoungi.

If you have written a brilliant play which you think would be a great fit for the SJT, we would like to hear from you.

We are currently looking for:

· New, original plays

· Plays with a focus on local/regional stories, ideally Yorkshire or coastal

· Plays which are bold and theatrically adventurous

· Adaptations of books/films (if you already have the adaptation rights)

· Plays with female protagonists and at least 50% female characters

· Work for families and young people

· New musicals

Female writers, ethnically diverse writers and writers from diverse socio-economic backgrounds are currently under-represented in our submissions, therefore we are particularly interested in receiving plays from these writers. The SJT is committed to engaging with artists from a wide range of backgrounds and identities, because we believe that this results in the most interesting, vibrant, and engaging theatre.

We are NOT currently looking for:

· Proposals or incomplete scripts
· First drafts - as we do not have the capacity to accept resubmissions
· Plays that have already been produced
· Biographical plays about historical figures

Sometimes writers send their plays to us because they feel they are 'Ayckbourn-esque'. Since we are lucky enough to have the real Alan Ayckbourn working here at the SJT, we are unlikely to programme plays which are very similar to his work. If you think that your play falls into this category, then we suggest that it might be better suited to other theatres.

Submissions are now open until 30th September 2021

Our literary department is small, and we want to engage with the work of as many different writers as possible. For this reason, we can only accept one script submission per writer per year.

Please send us a synopsis and the first 20 pages of your script using this Script Submission form.

Unfortunately, we cannot read scripts unless this form is submitted. This is to help us keep track of all submissions in a streamlined, efficient way and therefore gives us more time to read more plays! We only accept scripts digitally, rather than paper copies, for eco-friendly reasons.

Once your synopsis and excerpt has been submitted, the following things will happen:

· You will receive an acknowledgement email

· Once evaluated, we will either contact you to submit your full script or if we are not able to take your play further, we will let you know. Unfortunately, we are not able to give specific feedback or enter into any correspondence about your play. This is due to the large number of script submissions and our limited resources.

· From this point your full script will be sent to members of our reading panel. If your script is subsequently recommended by the reading panel, it will then be passed onto the senior artistic team.

The large volume of submissions means that this process can take up to 6 months. During this time please do not make contact, as we may not be able to answer you.

If we do want to take your play further, we may invite you to participate in one of the following ways:

· Second Stage – an SJT showcase of extracts of new work, from local playwrights and plays which have been submitted to the literary department, from national and international writers

· Play Reading event – a script in hand rehearsed reading of your play, at the SJT

· Further discussions about a possible full production of your script, or discussions about commissioning/seed-commissioning a new play from you

The SJT commissioning opportunities include:

· Productions for our youth theatre group

· Productions for our OutReach department

· Productions in the McCarthy theatre

· Productions in The Round

If you feel your play is not ready for full production or that you want to gain more writing experience, we offer a writing course via our OutReach Department.

This course culminates in First Draft - a public showcase of new writing from the participants, at the SJT. Writers from this course often then go on to have a play selected for Second Stage.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted scripts to us. We appreciate that writing plays is not easy, and requires huge energy, bravery and will power, as well as talent. Even if your play does not find a home here at the SJT, we encourage you to submit your work to other theatres and to keep writing!
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Thursday, July 1, 2021

Seeking short plays for festival

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Deadline: July 11, 2021

Send submissions to festivalplaysubmissions@gmail.com and include the featured life stage and main emotion in the email.

The John DeSotelle Studio in Midtown, Manhattan, is looking for short plays for a theatre festival to take place this September. Seeking a 6-10 minute piece about six life stages/life events, told through the lens of a particular emotion: sadness, anger, joy, guilt, jealously etc.

  • Life Stages/Events
  • Birth/New Beginning
  • Childhood/Coming of Age
  • Breakup/Loss
  • Failing in Love (with a person, thing or idea)
  • Buiding/Commitment (marriage, career, etc.)
  • Death/Finality

For example it could be a coming-of-age story told through the lens of jealousy, or a story about building a career told through the lens of sorrow. Interpret however you want. All genres welcome.


Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Paradox Theatre Works’ first annual New Works Festival seeks monologues

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Deadline: July 15, 2021

Submissions are now being accepted for Paradox Theatre Works’ first annual New Works Festival Showcase. Entries accepted at: ParadoxTheatreWorks@gmail.com

Seeking original monologues (Between 2 and 5 minutes), from playwrights from across the globe that have not been produced in the Chicago area yet. This year’s festival is monologue driven and we are holding a “Cocktails & Monologues” night. 

Only 12 entries will be selected. The winning entries will be produced by Paradox Theatre providing a venue, audience and actors to perform your monologue live at our “Cocktails & Monologues” New Works Festival Showcase. The production will be in front of a live audience and recorded. It will subsequently be posted to YouTube under our account, and a video of your individual piece can be sent to you if requested.

The length of the performance piece should be between 2-5 minutes. Seeking Original monologues and original spoken word pieces. There is No submission fee. 

• Monologues must be original.
• Monologues should stay between 2 and 5 minutes.
• Monologues that copy the exact plotline of existing movies, TV series, and books will not be considered.
• No more than five submissions allowed per playwright.
• Cover sheet of monologue should have title, author’s name, mobile number, e-mail that is checked regularly, and a bio of up to 50 words.
• First page should provide name of character and brief description of personality.
• We reserve the right to cast monologues with the best actor for the work. Actors portraying characters may not be able to match every physical look, attribute or identity.
• Monologues must be typed, pages numbered, and double-spaced in PDF format.
• Deadline July 15, 2021
• Send to: ParadoxTheatreWorks@gmail.com

Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays

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Deadline: July 15, 2021 11:59pm EDT

The Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival is currently accepting submissions of 10-minute plays as well as short (5-min) performances by singer/songwriters, poets and performance artists by members of the transgender community. The plays/performances should fit the theme of The Transgender Day of Remembrance, but that doesn’t mean they need to be sad or somber; we encourage you to submit works celebrating and remembering life not only in the past, but in the present and future as well. We will select 3 plays and 3 performances for our 2021 festival.

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day meant to honor and memorialize those in the trans* community lost to anti-transgender bigotry and violence. The origin of the Transgender Day of Remembrance was in 1999 by Gwendolyn Ann Smith as a vigil in tribute to the life of Rita Hester, an African American transgender woman. In remembrance of Rita, and the many other BIPOC members of the trans* community, we aspire to feature their voices in this festival.

To submit a script, you must identify as a member of the trans* community, and we ask that you send a short paragraph explaining your connection to the Transgender Day of Remembrance with your play. Any submission without this will not be considered. Plays should be 10 minutes or shorter in length and be able to be performed digitally over Zoom. We look forward to reading all your brilliant pieces.

Please email tpr.submissions@gmail.com with any and all work that you feel would fit the theme of the festival. Each performance day will feature plays as well as other multimedia, transmedia, and interdisciplinary artists.

Submissions at a Glance:
  • Theme: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Must be member of trans* community to submit.
  • Must be able to be performed/read digitally.
  • Length: 10 minute for plays / 5 minutes for performances
  • Cast size (plays): Maximum of 4 characters. 
  • 2 submissions max per person (but the pieces must be contrasting in theme).
  • Paragraph explaining playwrights/performers connection to the theme.
  • Time frame for submissions: Rolling from June 1st until July 15th @ 11:59pm EST.
  • Other information: All types of documents and forms (inclusive of poetry) will be considered.
  • Playwrights and artists will paid a $30 royalty per accepted piece. While we know that this amount is not equivalent to compensation, we hope this amount represents a token of our appreciation for the work being shared in this educational, virtual space.
  • All artists will be featured on the T[P]R website with a headshot and bio and link to portfolios of work, if so desired. 

For more information about the festival, please visit our website at https://transplaysofremembrance.weebly.com/ or our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/TransPlaysofRemembrance.

Monday, June 28, 2021

2021 The Greater Good Commission & Festival

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Deadline: July 4, 2021 11:59 PM


Founded by playwright Darrel Alejandro Holnes, the Greater Good Commission offers $500 mini grants to Latinx playwrights to write short plays, innovative in form, that reflect the times. The commission’s second round will focus on LGBTQIA+ Latinx- identifying playwrights. Submissions are open until 11:59 PM on July 4th, 2021.

The year’s commissioned plays will be presented at the second annual Greater Good Theater Festival produced by the Latinx Playwrights Circle (LPC) and Pregones Theater/PRTT. The festival will be streamed online in the fall and the plays will later live in digital archives.

Eligibility Checklist

Do you identify as Latinx (any race may apply)?
Do you identify as a member of the LGBTQIA community?
Are you at least 18 years of age?
Have you had no more than one professional theater productions of a full-length play?

College productions and workshop productions do not count as professional theater productions. College students are eligible to apply. People of the global majority/people of color, women, and individuals with disabilities who meet the above eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Greater Good Commission is open to any self-identified Latinx playwrights who also identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Gender Non-Conforming, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and/or Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, and more).

Please include the following 5 items with your application:

Artist Statement: In 1 page or less, introduce yourself; tell us about your work. Please talk about what work your writing does to represent or engage the Latinx community, and your experience as an LGBTQIA+ community member.

Artist Resume, 1-2 pages

Writing Sample: Your writing sample should be a play that runs ten minutes or less or an excerpt for a full-length play, max 10 pages (English, Spanish, and Spanglish submissions are all welcome)

Short Play Proposal: 1 page or less, describe a short play about ACCESS that you’d like to write if selected for this commission; max of 5 actors per show for digital production

How to Submit

Completed applications must be submitted by July 4, 2021.

Late submissions will be disqualified unless the deadline is extended.

If you have questions, please email greatergoodplays@gmail.com

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Fleas on the Dog seeking short plays for publication

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Deadline: June 30, 2021

Fleas on the Dog writes:

We are looking for plays  up to 5000 words, but are flexible about this. We can be contacted at editors@fleasonthedog.com 

Oh Drat! The Brat Pack is back!!! Yes, the site your teacher warned you about is itchin’ and twitchin’ for QUALITY fiction, poetry, plays and nonfiction that’s full of spunk and kick ass funk. Writing that not only shames your imitators but your friends and family too! We want it ALL and we want it NOW. See our Guidelines for details. And remember, if we like what you submit we’ll be all over you. If we don’t, we promise to be gentle. Runs June 1 to 30.


There is no submission fee. There is no remuneration for work we publish, either, but what the heck, you're going to be famous! We'll get back to you in about 30 days, hopefully sooner. (Why should it take months?)

Fiction/Nonfiction: Up to 5000 words. Length is less important than quality. For works longer than 5000 words query the editors about possible serialization.

Submissions should be on a Microsoft Word doc or docx file. Use a sensible font. Double space format. Stuff like grammar and sentence structure  is important unless your work deliberately exploits bad grammar and lack of structure. (We can tell the difference.) Include a brief bio with your submission and publishing credits, if any. Send your submission as an e-mail attachment to editors@fleasonthedog.com (or type in the link in the email address).

Include the genre (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, or play) and title of your work in the subject bar.  Simultaneous submissions are okay, just let us know when your work is accepted elsewhere. Multiple submissions are not okay unless solicited. Submit to only one category per issue. If you have been published by us please do not resubmit for six months unless solicited. We retain the first rights of your work for a period of three months. After this time rights revert back to the author. If you should republish the story/article please acknowledge that it was first published by www.fleasonthedog.com

Friday, June 25, 2021

Molecule seeks short work

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Deadline:  July 15, 2021

Molecule accepts submissions of poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction) plays, reviews and interviews in 50 words or less (including titles and interview questions). Visual artwork of tiny things like tea bags and toothpicks, or tiny paintings, also wanted: no skyscrapers please!

We have a strict word count. Don’t try and trick us we have tiny minds. All submissions should be previously unpublished work.

How should I send my work?

Send submissions in the body of the email or as an attachment to moleculetinylitmag@gmail.com along with a 3rd person bio of no more than 24 words (including name). Please send no more than 5 pieces.

24 words or less for a whole bio, seems random, where did you come up with that?

There are 24 atoms in a molecule of caffeine. What more do you want from us?

When are you open for submissions and when will I hear back?

We are open for submissions for our Fall 2021 Issue from June 1st to July 15th. Replies will be sent by August 15th.

If your work is accepted we ask for first rights (to publish in our [forthcoming] print and online issue) and non-exclusive electronic and archival rights (so we keep using it). All rights revert to the author upon publication.

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