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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Femuscripts Love Fest 10-minute plays from female-identifying or non-binary playwrights

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Deadline: December 1, 2021 11:59 PM

Femuscripts presents the second annual production of the popular Love Fest, which will take place in February, 2022. We are seeking plays all on the theme of love. We’re talking about love of all kinds: friendship, pets, family, planet, romantic partners, kids, requited, unrequited… any and all love under the sun.

We are looking for:
  • Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only
  • Play must be short (about 10 minutes) 
  • Only one submission per playwright.
  • New plays only. Please do not send plays that have already had a full production (readings are okay). 
Submissions must be blind. 

Please include a title page (without your name), character breakdown, and a brief synopsis. 

Please send your script in PDF format only to: Femuscripts@gmail.com with the subject line: Love Fest Submission.

In the body of your email message, please include contact information: email address, phone number and website (if applicable).

Deadline is December 5th at 11:59 p.m.
All will be contacted by the end of December.

Femuscripts website: https://femuscripts.business.site

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Wednesday, November 17, 2021

The Women Center Stage Festival

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Deadline: November 20, 2021

Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from women artists at any stage in their careers. As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, workshops, panels, and classes. The festival will take place during the first two weeks of March in downtown New York City. The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2021. We will notify all applicants by December 15th, 2021. The festival will take place from February 27, 2022 through March 12, 2022.

The Women Center Stage Festival, formerly an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is returning to New York this spring. Women Center Stage is part multidisciplinary performance/part multicultural salon; a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and create a fresh theatrical landscape.

Founded in 1996, Culture Project is the preeminent destination for artistic work that investigates the most urgent social and political issues of our time. We believe art is a powerful force that can lift the human spirit, catalyze public discourse and motivate political action with a clarity of purpose.

For their 25th year, Women Center Stage will honor the work of past collaborators and human rights defenders while supporting new voices as they create the future of theater. This year’s theme is “The Next 25” - an ode for what’s to come as we heal, celebrate, dismantle, and rebuild. The festival will feature new multidisciplinary works, with panels, masterclasses, immersive work, installations, and more.

Women Center Stage: The Next 25

Requirements:
- Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.
- 15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).
- Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.
- We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).
- Work can be in any format or genre.
- You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).

What we provide:
- Performance space for each team
- Recommendations for artistic team, including actors, as needed
- Production Manager, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator
- One technical and one dress rehearsal
- Publicity
- Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system

What you provide:
- Your original work
- Costumes Music/Sound/Projections
- Artistic team
- Performers

February 27, 2022 - March 12, 2022

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Jersey City Theater Center seeks short & full-length plays

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

Call for new short and full-length plays!

Jersey City Theater Center invites local, national, and international playwrights to submit one short or one full-length play that best represents the playwright's dramatic ideas and humanitarian messages. We live in times of intense changes. How do we increase the emotional, mental, and physical capacity to withstand the great forth or pressure of those changes? What is the source of your strength? Love? Togetherness? Universal intelligence?

We are looking forward to the opening of our space to the diverse Jersey City community, as well as to playwrights who resonate with our inclusive messages of love and respect among all.

Submission guidelines:

For short plays, no more than 25 minutes, For full length, no more than an hour.

We prefer spaces with a limited cast (no more than 8).

We particularly encourage neurodiverse, marginalized, BIPOC, and LGBTQ dramatists to submit. Deadline for submission:

December 1st, 2021.

Would you please submit a copy of your piece to fflorescu@pace.edu (Dr. Catalina Florescu, Curator) and olga@jctcenter.org(Olga Levina, Artistic Director).

Accepted scripts will be notified by February 1st, 2022. Details about the 2022 festival will be adjusted to fit the NJ Covid-19 requirements in May 2022. As of right now, we are planning in- person staged readings.

Monday, November 15, 2021

There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG ~ Take advantage of our Online Offerings

 



Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. 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 way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST.  Check out our website for more details and rates — and arrange to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

 

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 and/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. 

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

The Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival honors new American plays that provide dynamic performance opportunities for college-aged actors.

The festival endeavors both to recognize playwrights for their outstanding work and to provide a resource for universities across the country to identify dynamic plays with robust roles for college-aged actors for production at their institutions. The festival features both a full-length and short play division.

The 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival will be held on the beautiful River Campus Arts Center at the Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University from June 13-18, 2022.

See 2021 Selections

Full Length Submissions

Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of primarily (or exclusively) characters in their teens and twenties.
  • A mid- to large-sized cast (i.e., at least five actors, preferably at least ten).
  • Significant representation (in both number and quality) of roles for female-identifying actors.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to actors from under-represented groups.

Full-length plays should not have had a previous full production. Workshops and readings are fine.

Finalists for the festival’s top prize will receive airfare and housing to participate in the Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival on the campus of the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University in June of 2022. Staged readings of the finalists’ plays will be presented as part of the festival, and the winner of the top prize will be announced at the end of the week-long event.

The winning full-length play will receive:
  • A world premiere production in the 2022-2023 Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance theatre season.
  • Consideration of the play for publication by Concord Theatricals, the world’s most significant theatrical company, comprising the catalogs of R&H Theatricals, Samuel French, Tams-Witmark and The Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection.
  • A meeting for the playwright with new play acquisition staff at Concord Theatricals.

SUBMIT A FULL-LENGTH PLAY

Short Play Submissions
Seeking plays that have:
  • A cast of exclusively characters in their teens and twenties.
  • Dynamic, fully-drawn roles to challenge student actors.
  • Thematic values that will speak to college-aged artists and audience members.
The festival also places a value on plays that have the potential to provide performance opportunities to female-identifying actors and actors from under-represented groups.

Plays should not have had a previous full production under an Actors Equity agreement. Non-union productions, workshops, and readings are fine.

The five finalist short plays will receive:
A staged reading at the 2022 Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival.
Publication in the anthology Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival 2022: The Short Plays, published by Southeast Missouri University Press and made distributed nationwide through online and retail outlets.

SUBMIT A SHORT PLAY

Questions

If you have any questions, please email the festival’s Artistic Director, Kitt Lavoie (klavoie@semo.edu).

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Seeking Writers for our FireStarter Initiative - Candle House Collective

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Deadline: December 1, 2021

Deadline: ASAP - applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout November and December (last call is December 1st, 2021)

Submit to the following link: https://forms.gle/kW6sZZ6wBM1VUCpu9

Specific format - for details see here: https://bit.ly/chcfirestarter-application

This opportunity includes:

A series of workshops facilitated by various Collective members, culminating in a fully-realized production

A $200 stipend

An apprenticeship with the Artistic Director of the Collective, Evan Neiden.

Feel free to submit as many immersive treatments as you wish - but keep in mind all treatments must follow the prompt outlined in our application

New work only - no prior experience in immersive theatre required

You will be notified via email if you have been selected.

2022 SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award

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Deadline: November 18, 2021

The SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award is a program dedicated to developing, publishing, and licensing new works.

In partnership with the Southeastern Theatre Conference, Stage Rights, one of the leading independent theatrical publishers in the country, announces the opening of submissions for the SETC/Stage Rights Ready to Publish Award.

The winning play and playwright will be announced in January. The author of the winning piece must attend the following SETC Annual Convention where a panel reading of the play will be held.
One Selected Play/Playwright Will Receive:
  • Publication in the Stage Rights catalog of plays and musicals
  • A panel reading of the play at the 2022 SETC Convention, hosted by the SETC Playwriting Committee
  • Prominent display of the final published play by Stage Rights at the 2023 SETC Convention
  • $400 to support travel expenses to attend SETC Convention 2022 in Memphis, TN *
  • SETC Convention Registration and One-Year Membership
  • Playwright retains all copyright ownership
* The goal is to have the selected Playwright attend Convention in-person to present. We understand COVID may prevent this and SETC will work to offer a virtual option. If selected Playwright does not attend in-person, the $400 travel stipend will not be applicable.

Relevant Dates
  • Oct. 12 – Nov. 18, 2021: Window for open submission
  • Dec. 2, 2021: Notification of finalists
  • Jan. 20, 2022: Announcement of selected play
  • Mar. 9 – Mar. 13, 2022: 73rd Annual SETC Convention in Memphis, TN
  • Note: The panel reading will take place between March 10 – 12

Submission Requirements
  • There is no charge for submission and the competition is open to all
  • Playwrights may submit up to two plays (separate applications, please)
  • Play must be suitable for professional, amateur, community, and/or educational theatre venues
  • Play must be full-length (no musicals, short plays, or short play compilations)
  • Play must be unpublished and produced one or more times
  • Playwrights already published by Stage Rights are not eligible
  • Previous winners of Ready to Publish are not eligible
  • All submissions must be complete for entry
  • Once your materials are submitted no changes may be made
  • Playwright must attend the SETC Convention in Memphis, TN (See exception above.)
Entries must be submitted online as outlined in the application:

Submit Online Application
  • Information & Materials Required for Application (ALL PDF Format)
  • Contact information for the Playwright
  • Biographical details, resume, headshot, and social media handles
  • Title of the play
  • Genre of the play defined as a comedy, drama, history or other
  • Recommended rating (i.e. G, PG, PG-13 or R)
  • One paragraph description of the piece
  • A longer, more detailed synopsis of the piece (2-3 pages)
  • A complete copy of the script in PDF format
  • Details about cast numbers (male, female, other, ensemble, etc.)
  • Character breakdown/descriptions
  • Description of setting
  • Description of scenic/technical requirements
  • Production history details
  • Marketing materials of previous production

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Write Away - free writers event

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Our intrepid playwrights have 45 minutes to write a brand-new play, entirely based on audience suggestions. While they're hard at work, you're taking part in our fantastic Writer's Jam and having a blast meeting new people and exploring your creativity with a series of fun spontaneous writing exercises. Then, the playwrights come back, take roles in each other’s plays, and perform them on the spot. What could they have written in just 45 minutes? Find out at the next performance of Write Away! It's a show. It's a jam. It's the best of both worlds! ​

This is a free event but attendance is limited to just 80 people and advanced registration is required.

Petaluma Radio Players submission guidelines

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Have a play you would like us to consider for broadcast?

We're looking for 30 minute and 60 minute Radio Plays and Radio Plays in series, or stage plays that can easily be adapted to radio. We'll consider all genres including comedies, dramas, thrillers, historical fiction, adventure, noir and more. Please avoid submitting plays containing  long monologues. 

If we accept your script we may provide notes to assist you in making minor changes to fit our air time requirements or for dramatic enhancement.

Send your script as either a Word file or pdf file

to: info@petalumaradioplayers.com.


In your Subject line, please write: 'SUBMISSION'.

Please include all of your contact information. If your play is represented by an agent please include the agent's name, agency name, and contact information. For PRP to consider an agented play for production, agented plays, like all scripts we vet and approve, must adhere to our Standard Use terms and conditions.

Our Troupe will read your play within four eight (8) to twelve (12) weeks of receipt at one of our Script Review Sessions, then notify you with our acceptance or rejection decision.

We review one (1) play per same author every six months. Please do not submit more than one play at a time and please abide by our request. We log all submissions.

Standard Use Terms & Conditions:

If PRP accepts your play, we will pay you a fee of $100. PRP reserve rights to broadcast your play up to three (3) times per calendar year on kpca-lpfm (103.3 in Sonoma County, California) and stream  on the world wide web via www.kpca.fm, and via podcast ('PODCAST' tab on petalumaradioplayers.com)  and on other non-commercial stations on a case by case arrangement. We also reserve the right to upload to our Podcast and keep your play active on our Podcast for a period of three (3) years with the option to renew subject to payment of a $50 renewal fee for an additional three (3) years. In the event we consider your play for future syndication on noncommercial or commercial stations, or for distribution via a third-party publisher (Blackstone Audio, Amazon's Audible, etc.), we will contact you to discuss  additional compensation. Our standard royalty for playwrights is five percent (5%) of net profits.

We retain broadcast copyright for material we produce. You retain all other rights to your play.

Friday, November 12, 2021

Wireless Theater Company Submission Guidelines

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We make up to five productions from unsolicited scripts a year. If you have a script you would like us to consider, please send over a ONE PAGE (or less) pitch containing:

– A synopsis of your idea

– Why it would work as an audio drama

– How many characters you expect it to have and a short paragraph about you as a writer.

Please send these embedded into the body of the email to info@wirelesstheatre.co.uk.

We are a very small team, so we are not able to respond to all submissions, but we do read every submission received. Here is an example of our preferred Audio Drama Formatting Sample – ideally all scripts would follow this format.

Writers retain copyright of their scripts, WTC own the copyright of the production. Accepting an offer of production with us means you agree to this.

Due to the high number of submissions we receive, you will only hear from us if your submission is successful. In 2019 we produced four original audio dramas (one series) from writers who submitted scripts via the above process.

AUDIBLE/BBC

We are mega proud to be regular content creators for Audible UK and BBC Radio 4.

If you have an idea you’d like us to pitch to Audible, please send us a short half page pitch, highlighting in particular why you think your drama would work for their platforms (they look for long content in particular) and with a rough outline of the story.

If you’d like us to consider pitching your idea to the BBC, please supply a 250 word pitch. The BBC audio drama guidelines for 2020 can be found here.

ONCE ACCEPTED..

Your scripts may be edited for structure, typos and continuity. You may occasionally be asked for re-writes.

Due to the high number of productions we already have lined up, it may be many months before your script is produced. But it will be worth the wait!

COMPLETE PRODUCTION SUBMISSIONS

Wireless Theatre offer a small fee to licence your complete high quality radio play to host through our site. We are interested in hearing your high quality MP3 formatted audio drama. To be considered for inclusion, please submit your high quality MP3 with a 600×600 pixel high quality cover image. Your work should not include copyrighted music.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Playwrights' Center Many Voices Fellowship

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Deadline: November 18, 2021

The Many Voices Fellowship is intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to spending a year in residence in Minnesota developing their work with the Playwrights' Center in community with other fellows. The fellowship is additionally supported by a professional theater artist mentor. Past mentors include Martine Kei Green-Rogers, Christina Ham, Daniel Alexander Jones, and Mark Valdez.

Many Voices Fellows will receive a $20,000 stipend and $3,000 in development support. Fellows spend a year-long residency in Minnesota (July 1, 20-June 30, 2023), working in an individualized and hands-on way with the Playwrights' Center artistic staff—some of the most experienced and connected theater professionals in the country. Beyond the financial stipend, the fellowship includes year-long support through workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors and through the connections the Center makes between playwrights and producers of new work. This holistic and customized combination of financial support, connections with other artists, and professional connections is career-changing for most playwrights.

Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the U.S. during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than one play fully produced by professional theaters at the time of the application. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume) Fellows commit to spending the fellowship period in Minnesota and actively participating in the Center's programs. Housing and travel are not provided. Playwrights may not receive more than two Many Voices Fellowships. A previous Many Voices Fellow applying for a second fellowship must submit a different play than the play that accompanied the previous successful application. Recipients may not receive other Playwrights' Center fellowships during the year.

Each application will contain the following pieces:

-Application Form

(including contact details, eligibility, and demographic information)

-Playwriting Resume

Please mark clearly which productions (if any) meet the criteria for being "fully produced by a professional theater." Professional productions are defined as productions for which the author and primary artists (actors, directors, and creative collaborators) were reasonably compensated and that received at least ten public performances each. Ten-minute or one-act plays and university, college, secondary school, amateur, and Equity showcase/waiver productions are not considered full professional productions. Productions that open after November 18, 2021 do not count. (Note for 2020, 2021, and 2022: any programmed/announced productions cancelled due to COVID-19 don't need to count towards your production limit. Please be sure to mark cancellations or postponements clearly on your resume.)

-1 page Artistic Statement and Goals

This is a one-page artistic statement and description of your goals for the fellowship year. While contextualizing your current artistic life, please describe your artistic goals for the fellowship year. The fellowship offers time to write and develop work with professional collaborators—and the opportunity to utilize the many and varied resources of the Playwrights' Center, including career support, connections with artistic leaders, and teaching and community engagement. In what specific ways would this fellowship impact your artistic growth? How prepared are you to fully take advantage of this opportunity? This statement, along with your script, should help provide insight into your vision as a theater maker.

-Full-length play script

A full-length play generally runs at least 45 minutes. If you are hoping to submit a script that is shorter than 45 minutes in length, please contact Julia at juliab@pwcenter.org to discuss. All script submissions must be written only by the applicant—no co-written submissions will be accepted. Scripts for musicals may be submitted by the book writer only. The submitted script must be a complete draft that represents your best playwriting.

-Two letters of recommendation

Please request two letters of recommendation from individuals who are familiar with your work as a playwright. Letters must be received by the application deadline: November 18, 2021. You will be sending a request through the application portal below.

Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Manager Julia Brown at juliab@pwcenter.org.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

LAKESHORE PLAYERS THEATRE 18th ANNUAL TEN-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS

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Deadline: November 15, 2021

Lakeshore Players Theatre is now accepting submission of 10-minute plays for its 2021-2022 season's contest.The ten winners of the contest will be performed for our 18th Annual Festival.


ALL PLAYWRIGHTS

Please read the following rules and requirements carefully. Plays not meeting the requirements will bedisqualified:

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

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

• You may submit only one play. Please do not make more than one submission.

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

• The play must be unpublished and unproduced at the time of submission to our contest. Stagedreadings are not counted as "produced." However, if you have had a staged reading of the play, please letus know so that we do not accidentally disqualify it.

• Submitting your play to our contest grants Lakeshore Players the right to produce your play in our festivaland photograph and/or videotape it for archival purposes. Though we welcome input from our authors,Lakeshore Players will make all final casting decisions.


Only plays submitted as outlined below will be accepted:

• You MUST submit two copies of your script.

o One copy must contain all contact information on the title page:

§ Playwright’s name, mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address

o The other copy MUST BE “BLIND” (neither playwright name, any contact information, nor productionhistory on any page).

• Please confirm that your play has not been previously produced or published.

• Please confirm that there are no more than five on-stage characters


SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED THROUGH OUR ON-LINE ENTRY FORM

Your play must be submitted no later than November 15, 2021, to be eligible for consideration. 

Please submit all entries through the LPT 10MPF Entry Form: https://forms.gle/nmcZJedutg85BfYQA

If clicking on the link does not work, please cut and paste it into your browser search line.

(This form will require that you log in with a Google account. If you do not yet have one, the form may require youto create one.) If you are having trouble, email us and we will attempt to help you through the process.


ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES:

• The play should have simple technical requirements.

• As a community theatre, we want to appeal to the largest possible audience, therefore plays withexcessive offensive language are less likely to be selected - please keep that in consideration.


WINNING PLAYWRIGHTS

We will announce approximately 40 semi-finalists in January and then approximately 20 finalists in March,followed by ten winners. Lakeshore Players will then produce the ten winning plays in our annual festival at thebeginning of June. In return for that, each winning playwright will receive a royalty of $10 per performance ($80 fora total of eight performances), a link to photographs, and a copy of the program. Additionally, each playwrightwill receive a pair of complimentary tickets to a performance.

Friday, November 5, 2021

Chain Theatre Play Writing Lab Now Accepting Submissions

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Deadline: December 20, 2021

Chain Theatre Play Writing Lab continues its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices in the American Theatre. Since its inception, Chain has developed plays focusing on what unites us, links us together as well as what divides us. This is a highly collaborative process with a personal, intensive focus on the playwright, your story, and your words.

Announcements for accepted applicants are made Jan. 17, 2022. This is a six-week intensive with two invited staged readings Feb. 28 - March 5, 2022.

Eligibility:

All playwrights must be NYC-based artists.

Must be part of an under-represented community in the arts: Female identifying, BIPOC, LGBTQ encouraged to apply.

Must be full length plays. 70 pages or more with a completed draft. 

Playwright must have all necessary rights.

Free to submit and participate. 

Include the following with your submission:
  • Resume and Bio. 
  • History of where the play has been previously produced or developed.
  • PDF attachment of your play. It must be a completed draft. 
  • Include a synopsis of your play.

Must be available for in-person interview.

Thursday, November 4, 2021

All Out Arts, Inc. / Fresh Fruit Festival, CALL for SHORT RADIO PLAYS

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Deadline: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February

SUBMISSION PORTAL

An official part of the 20th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts

It’s that “Old Time Radio” time again . . .

All Out Arts is accepting script applications for a new series of RadioPlays, to be presented this winter, as part of the Fresh Fruit Radio podcast. January – April 2022. 
 
These can be original drafts for radio, or adapted for Radio from your existing works.

The play must have a running time of 25 to 55 minutes, in either a 1 or 2-act format, and involve a cast of 2 to 6 principals.

> 3 to 4 Accepted plays will be given a $250 producing-author stipend upon broadcast, and All NYC artists involved will be eligible for our Equipment Purchase/upgrade Subsidy program.

> The Festival provides technical rehearsal, and performance recording on a high-quality audio channel if desired, plus technical guidance and audio post-processing for your recorded tracks.

> We can work with YOUR sound designer to enhance movement or ambiance cues.

> The schedule allows for roughly one play monthly, for January to April of 2022. We provide a full program book which expands to cover the entire RadioPlay series as above.

Note: Rolling Deadlines - End December, Mid January, Mid February. But Please apply as early as possible; you can always revise scripts later.

Last year’s Program Book and RadioPlay podcasts are available on our website. We provide a high degree of hand-holding in the development process of moving your creative vision to a Radio format. 

And thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor's Office, there are NO application fees or participation fees, and ALL accepted producers receive the $250 author/producer's stipend.

Your RadioPlay production “team”

Besides the performing talent, you must assemble a required creative team:
> A DIRECTOR who beside overseeing dramatic and timing issues, has an eye for virtual presentation, including a realistic “suggestion” of blocking, and a breakdown of all entrances and exits which are to be simulated.

> This is a “Radio” presentation; so a real SOUND DESIGNER is required! We will work WITH your Sound Designer to solve audio problems, enhance spatial and ambiance cues, customize background ambiance, and tailor licensed music samples where appropriate. We also have a large library of foley sound cues you may draw from.

> A STAGE MANAGER is needed to watch for technical issues: Continuity; Unwanted background noise; Distortion in sound tracks, etc.

Apply for “Early Decision” if you can be ready for a late January broadcast premier. Please go to our full-season breakout page and choose the RADIOPLAYS division:

The Playwrights Group: There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG

 Take advantage of our Online Offerings

There’s Something for Everyone @ TPG

 

Weekly Zoom Workshop

 

Get feedback on a finished script or one you’re just getting started on. 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 way to keep yourself focused and to connect with other playwrights across the country. 

 

We meet (virtually) Thursdays from 7 - 9:30pm EST.  Check out our website for more details and rates — and arrange to sit in on a session and see for yourself.

 

 

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 and/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. 

 

Please visit our website for further Info and Rates: 

www.theplaywrightsgroup.com

 

Contact us at 

scripts@theplaywrightsgroup.com

 


Premiere Play Festival seeks full-length plays

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Deadline: November 15, 2021 11:59 PM

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging and regional playwrights by developing and producing new plays. Since 2005, the Premiere Play Festival has offered playwrights the opportunity to develop their work in an encouraging, focused environment through discussions, rehearsals, readings, workshops, and Equity productions.

Through the Premiere Play Festival, Premiere Stages has developed many plays that have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at regional theatres throughout the country. We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theatre professionals who we think will respond to their work, in hopes that plays developed at Premiere will go on to subsequent productions. We offer Play Festival winners the option to retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their plays. Additionally, Premiere’s productions are consistently reviewed, scouted by major publishing houses, and honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.

To fulfill our commitments to writers whose presentations were postponed during 2021 social distancing procedures, we will be carrying plays submitted in last year's cycle into the 2021 season. Please see below for guidelines to submit for the 2022 Play Festival.

Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area from September 1, 2021 through November 15, 2021. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in March 2022.

Awards

Following the Spring readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2022 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.


Submission Guidelines
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF.
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions and/or publication currently scheduled through September 2022.
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see the 2021 schedule table).
  • Submissions are accepted September 1, 2021 through 11:59 p.m. on November 15, 2021. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • All plays must be submitted as a PDF. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Call for Experimental Theatre Playwrights: CUT / EDGE


NYC, 2022

Playwrights, Application Deadline December 1st, 2021

Final decisions by December 31

Please send a writing sample (10 pages), artist statement and resume to 
Cut Edge Collective <cutedgecollective@gmail.com>

Join us in 2022 in NYC for our third season.

We meet twice monthly, on the second and third Tuesdays of each month. 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. 

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.  

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 $125 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.  Additionally, it will help defer costs for our annual 10-minute play Festival, available to  all accepted writers.  (Our 2021 cohort will be presenting their work at the Tank, 312 W. 36th Street, Feb. 21, 22 and 24, 2022, 7 pm).

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, passage of time or any other manner of pushing at theatrical boundaries. Teach us something.
  • The Cut Edge Collective currently has only a few available slots.  Playwrights will be selected based upon the quality of the work submitted and experimental nature of the work.
  • 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 2022 
  • With Compelling Samples
  • $125 for Space, Actors and Ten Minute Play Festival (early 2023)

Harper Productions: The Fright Before Christmas

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Deadline: November 7, 2021

We’re looking for six original short horror plays to be performed at The Space this December 11th.

The night will be MC'd by drag queen extraordinaire, Lady Aria Grey, and each performance will be judged by our panelists and the audience (and, yes, there will be prizes!).

The stories we’re looking for must be:
  • Maximum 10 minutes long
  • Maximum 4 people (this includes cast & crew)
  • Original ideas and a previously unproduced piece
  • Based in the UK
  • Only one submission per writer/team
  • Submissions must be sent as a word document or PDF 

Submit entries via this Google form

Submissions must be completed by the 7th of November at the stroke of midnight!

We want plays that are new. Plays that are experimental. Plays that are inventive. But most of all, we want plays that will terrify beyond our wildest nightmares!

Best of luck and we will see you soon!

If you have any questions about the event, the space or your submissions, please don't hesitate to send them to contact@dansemacabreproductions.co.uk or harpyproductioncompany@gmail.com

THINK FAST: Annual One-Act Play Competition

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Deadline: November 12, 2021

The Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights, 18 and up. There is no fee to submit your play for consideration, but there is a participation fee for the finalists who present (see below). Plays are accepted in the fall for the March 4,5,6 event. Eight to ten short plays are selected for three prerecorded broadcast performances.

At each performance, the audience will vote for their favorite play. After the final performance, judges will award: 

Best Play ($500 prize), Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Audience Faborite (play) certificates.

Plays can be either dramas or comedies but must be no more than 15 minutes running time. This restriction is absolute and plays that exceed 15 minutes will not be considered. Sets, lighting and sound requirements must be simple. No elaborate props or effects. Playwrights invited to participate must have plays that are ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors who are recorded via Zoom by The Theater Project.

HOW TO SUBMIT FOR 2022

Electronic submissions only.
No fee to submit.

Plays are accepted for six weeks each fall.
E-mail your short play to:
OneActFest@TheTheaterProject.org
Include in the Subject line: “Submission + The Title of Your Play.”

Email submissions must contain this sentence in the body of the email:
“If my play is accepted and I choose to take part in the festival, I understand that I will be responsible for the casting and rehearsal of my play and that I will be charged a $100 participation fee.”

If Your Play Is Selected
​​​The Theater Project will supply a stage manager/technical director to oversee the Zoom production.

Individual productions supply the actors, directors and make their own agreements with actors and directors regarding compensation.

NOTE:
​Playwrights will be charged a $100 fee to cover the $500 prize as well as the cost of hiring the stage manager/technical director 

About the Production Fee ​
The Theater Project does not charge a submission fee for its THINK FAST one-act festival.

We do, however, charge a $100 production fee to help cover the cost of the $500 prize as well as the hiring of a stage manager/technical director to work with the productions on their technical needs as well as supervise a rehearsal and record the final performance on TTP’s Zoom platform.

Although we would rather not charge a production fee, the reality is that without help from participating playwrights, we would not be able to offer this showcase for new works.

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Submit a short play to The Painkiller Project

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Deadline: November 4, 2021 GMT

 

Before submitting your script, please make sure that:

Your name, email address and any personal details do NOT appear anywhere on your script. This is to prevent any unconscious bias that might otherwise occur. Scripts that do include information that reveals your identity will not be considered.

Your script is no longer than 1500 words, including directions and character names

It includes a title page with a title, a synopsis and a casting suggestion for each character (none of this is included in your word count.)

It is written for either 1 or 2 actors

It is either a PDF or Word file

It has not previously been submitted to project. We do not accept re-submissions unless specifically asked for.

Finally, please do not submit more than one script per submission window.


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