Thursday, May 26, 2016

Oh Force! Readings

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OHFICIAL READING

Oh Force! holds an official reading/sharing of at least one full-length new and original works. Held at a space in the New York area, the OHFICIAL READINGS feature finished drafts of work created by New York based artists, actors, playwrights, songwriters, poets, and anything in-between.

BUNGALOW READING

Once a month Oh Force! holds a casual reading/sharing/get-together of at least three short new and original works. Held at Co-Artistic Director Ryan's apartment, the BUNGALOW READINGS feature work created by New York based artists, actors, playwrights, songwriters, poets, and anything in-between.

IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE YOUR WORK AT EITHER
THE OHFICIAL READING OR THE BUNGALOW READING,
FILL OUT THE FORM.

PICK OF THE VINE – Season 15 (2017)

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Little Fish Theatre is accepting scripts for our 15th Annual PICK OF THE VINE short play production to be presented in January-February 2017.

There will be a $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced.

Submission Guidelines:

1. Only ONE play may be submitted per playwright. There is no submission fee.

2. Submissions accepted starting May 1, 2016. Submission deadline is May 31, 2016.

3. Submissions via email only. Email submissions (in .pdf form only) to LFTpickofthevine@gmail.com

4. Plays must include contact info (name, phone number, email address, home city and state, country) on the cover sheet.

5. Plays will require no more than 10 actors.

6. Plays will run no more than 15 minutes, no exceptions.

7. Plays will have minimal set, costume, prop, and special effect requirements.

8. Plays must included a title sheet with Title, Playwright, cast of characters (with brief description), and setting.


Timeline:

1. We will notify semi-finalists via email by mid August. Only those playwrights whose pieces have progressed to the semi-final round will be notified.

2. Playwrights whose pieces have been chosen for Production will be notified via phone call and email in September.


http://www.littlefishtheatre.org/wp/participate/submit-a-script/

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Crab Fat Seeks Convinced Atheist Writers for Special Issue

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Deadline: June 15, 2016
Crab Fat Magazine is accepting submissions from convinced atheist writers for a second special issue to be released in July 2016. We seek to curate a collection of thoughtful prose and poetry by people who DO NOT believe in any god(s) and show that atheism goes beyond political, social, and racial barriers. We’re open to a wide variety of work, from “coming out” as an atheist, to the impact atheism has on both personal and professional sides of life, and everything in-between. However, to be clear, we’re not seeking tirades attacking religion with sweeping generalizations.

We accept:
  • flash fiction 
  • short stories 
  • poetry 
  • creative non-fiction 
  • visual art 
  • interviews with writers, musicians, artists, and other interesting artsy people 
  • stage/screenplays 
  • book reviews from small indie presses 


We do not accept email submissions. If you send us email submissions, we will delete them, unread. We use Submittable. Our interview editor is the exception. If you’d like to inquire about an interview with us please contact Mai for more information.

Crab Fat is interested in brutal honesty and authenticity. Don’t be afraid to use real language. Crab Fat is not interested in robotic academic language; frank language is always the best, even if that means using profanity and non-standard English. Break away from traditional structures and mainstream ideologies. Emotive writing is most important. We love well done second person POV in short fiction, and poetry with scientific language & outer space imagery, and prose that traverses the galaxy and reminds us that humanity is but a small part of the infinite unknown. We want poems about Batman & Joker & Gotham City. We want unique expressions of gender & gender neutral pronouns & mock interviews with dead celebrities & prose poetry & cross-genre experimental work. Use words as weapons, allow raw emotion to bleed into the work. Crab Fat wants your anger, your love, your disappointment, your peaks, your valleys, & above all, your best work.

Check out our Six Questions For… interview with Jim Harrington, as well as our LitBridge interview, NewPages Chat, and Duotrope Interview for a more in-depth discussion of what we’re after at Crab Fat.


Just a few formalities:

flash pieces, both fiction and nonfiction, should not exceed 1,000 words

short stories and creative non-fiction should not exceed 3,000 words (1,100-2,500 words preferred)

Please send no more than 10 pages of poetry at a time

images are limited to 5 per submission, please send hi-resolution (300 dpi), contact Justine, the art editor, for more information (if necessary)

transcribed interviews should not exceed 3,000 words, audio should be 10 minutes or less

we prefer shorter scripts, think somewhere in the 20-30 page range, though a little more or less won’t hurt
book reviews should not exceed 1,500 words

Crab Fat is currently a non-paying market, though we hope this changes in the future.

Crab Fat requires first North American serial publishing rights, after publication all rights revert back to the author.

Accepted work is subject for use in any future anthologies, both digital and print.

Crab Fat asks that any reprints give first publication credit–something like “XYZ originally appeared in Crab Fat Magazine.“


Crab Fat does not like to censor a writer/artist’s aesthetic or imagination, but there are certain topics that we are simply not interested in. With that said, please DO NOT send prose, poetry, or images that depict child molestation/sex fantasy, rape (unless it’s a vital part of the story and handled with sensitivity, ie–a revenge narrative), gratuitous violence or sex, bestiality, or necrophilia. Seriously, don’t do it. We will scream and add you to our auto-reject list.

Please withdraw any simultaneous submissions for poetry if publication is offered elsewhere by adding a note in Submittable–DO NOT WITHDRAW YOUR ENTIRE SUBMISSION UNLESS YOU NO LONGER WANT US TO CONSIDER IT. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in your submission being deleted, unread.

Call for original short Halloween plays by tri-state area writers

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South Street Players (southstreetplayers.org) is seeking short (20 minutes or less), original, HALLOWEEN-themed one-act plays for its Tri-State Theatre Festival: Halloween Edition. The event will take place October 21-23, 2016 in Spring Lake, NJ.

This event is an offshoot of SSPs popular Tri-State Theater Festival, and will serve as an artistic fundraiser. All proceeds go to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for the 2016-17 season… and beyond.

Submission Rules and Process:

Seeking original comedic & dramatic Halloween-themed short plays from playwrights currently living in the Tri-State area only (NJ, NY and PA).

Plays must be Halloween-themed, which includes, but is not limited to, plays about ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, zombies, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, headless horsemen…pretty much anything and everything Halloween… however all plays must be family-friendly, PG-rated.

Plays must be 20 pages or less. Submissions of longer than 20 pages will be declined for consideration.

Plays must be in standard playscript format.

Playwrights may submit more than one play, but please be sure your name and email address is on the title page of each script.

SSP is a family theatre – no excessive swearing, no nudity.

No royalties or payment will be provided to playwrights should his or her play be chosen for the festival.

Plays will only be accepted via email: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com

Deadline: July 3, 2016, 11:59pm.
For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at southstreetoneacts@gmail.com.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Submissions are now open for the 28th Annual JetFest in 2017

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$15 non-refundable submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild and submissions by legitimate literary agents (not lawyers/attorneys/friends). 
For those submitting digitally – the $15 fee cannot be waived, and may be mailed separately or processed by contacting the theatre.

ELIGIBILITY:

JET encourages all playwrights over 18 to submit their work. JET's programming generally reflects issues of social conscience and human rights both in drama and comedy. Use our past productions as a guide and if you have questions, contact us a 248-788-2900.

Entry must be a full length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been published prior to the festival in 2017. Cast size of 7 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

ENTRIES ACCEPTED:

Submissions will be accepted December 1 through June 30, 2016 
(checked by postmark or time stamp).


SCRIPTS:

Submit a blind copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and resume. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

The acceptable electronic format is an Adobe PDF file.


Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like your script returned, please include a SASE. Script evaluations will not be provided.


CONSENT:

The playwright gives the Jewish Ensemble Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/ production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the readings and talkbacks.


The finalists award the Jewish Ensemble Theatre the option to produce any of the finalist plays as part of its main stage season. Finalists must acknowledge the Jewish Ensemble Theatre if/when script is published


AWARDS:

Each of the four finalists will receive a $500 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.


SELECTION PROCESS:

Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are then read by the entire committee who selects the finalists.

NOTIFICATION:

Finalists will be notified no later than December, 2016.


SUBMIT TO:

Mail: Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Jet Fest
6600 West Maple Rd.,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322.


Email: c.bremer@jettheatre.org

Website: www.jettheatre.org



QUESTIONS:

Contact:
Christopher Bremer, Executive Director

c.bremer@jettheatre.org
248.788.2900


INDEMNIFICATION:

The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

LE THÉÂTRE BLEU SEEKING SUBMISSIONS OF COMEDIES IN ENGLISH (QUEBEC, CANADA)

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Le Théâtre Bleu, a non-profit organisation based in Quebec, Canada, is looking for submissions for a 2017 summer production.

What to submit:
  • Original comedies between 90 to 120 minutes. Preferably 2 to 5 characters.
  • Easy set and simple to produce. Previously produced or not. It doesn’t matter.
  • Electronic submissions only.
Financial & artistic arrangements: The chosen play will be translated in French by Bruno Lacroix, president and founder of Le Théâtre Bleu and a member of the Plawrights Guild of Canada, and produced in French.

The winning plawright and the translator will both get to share an equal percentage of box-office revenues of the 2017 production (10%. That is 5% each.)

Afterward, Bruno Lacroix, will do the promotion of that French version to French theaters around the globe. The winning playwright will remain the owner of this version but will agree by contract to give a percentage of the play’s royalties to the translator in perpetuity. That percentage will be discussed and approved by both parties before the translation of the winning play.

The winning play will be annouced in September 2016.

How to apply: Submissions are to be sent to: brunolacroix@bell.net

Deadline: 1 July 2016

Monday, May 23, 2016

Manhattan Repertory Theatre's 10 Minute Play Contest

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Seeking fully produced,
(cast, directed and ready to be performed by July)
10 minute (or under) 1 act plays
for Manhattan Repertory Theatre's
10 Minute play Contest.
$250 prize for best 10 minute play production.

July 7 - July 15, 2016
at Manhattan Repertory Theatre,
303 West 42nd St. at 8th Ave.

Each 10 minute or less play will be given a short tech rehearsal, a full dress rehearsal with the other plays participating, a minimum of 2 performances and an additional 4 more performances if your play production goes on to the Semi-Finals and Finals.

To submit your 10 minute or less play production please email:

The complete script of the 10 minute or less play as a .pdf, a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown, the set and lighting requirements,
the play's production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address, and a creative team leader contact email address to:

manhattanrep@yahoo.com by Monday June 20, 2016

Please put “10 Minute Play Contest” in the subject heading.
We will contact you within a week, if not sooner, as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.
The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before June 20, 2016, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Please know that plays must run 10 minutes or under in order to participate.

Voting will be done by audience ballot with graduated voting of each of the audience members 4 favorite plays. There is NO raising of the hands, or a "Panel of Experts?" like at some other play contests across the country. The voting is solely crowd-sourced and works incredibly well.

Once accepted, there will be a $30 commitment fee.
For more information, please log on to: http://www.manhattanrep.com/

Online Playwriting Classes at Primary Stages

Take an online playwriting class at Off-Broadway’s Primary Stages from anywhere! Online classes at Primary Stages ESPA help you create or polish a draft of your new play, providing the necessary structure and deadlines to those outside the NYC area or with unpredictable schedules.
This 8-week online class will guide you through the development of your first draft, providing concrete deadlines and constructive feedback that will encourage you to get your ideas on the page.
Instructor: Michele Lowe (Writer, String of Pearls and Motherhood Out Loud at Primary Stages)
Begins June 26

As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. Open to new and returning students, this class will begin by establishing individualized writing goals to conquer over eight weeks.
Instructor: Caridad Svich (Writer, 2012 OBIE Winner for Lifetime Achievement)
Begins June 20

In each session of this 5-week class, a different award-winning playwright will throw writing exercises at you to make those creative muscles burn. Whether you need to combat writer’s block, work through a problematic scene, or just raise your writing to the next level, each instructor will challenge you to push even harder.
July 10: Jennifer Haley (Writer, The Nether at MCC)
July 17: Joshua Allen (Story Editor, “Empire”)
July 24: Nick Jones (Story Editor, “Orange is the New Black”)
July 31: Zakiyyah Alexander (Writer, “Grey’s Anatomy”)
August 8: Sheila Callaghan (Writer, Women Laughing Alone with Salad, CTG)

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

Maned Wolf Productions seeks scripts

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Maned Wolf Productions is accepting scripts for consideration for their upcoming performance (August 2016) at The Cherry Lane Studio Theatre.

Maned Wolf Productions is committed to giving more visibility to emerging artists and bringing new works to life. Our aim is to produce, foster, and encourage work that is socially conscious and relevant. We are in the early stages of our development so are keeping an eye out for potential collaborators in future endeavors as well.

Currently, we are working toward a late-August production date at The Cherry Lane Studio and are looking for full-length two-hander plays (1M, 1W) for our inaugural performance. If your play is accepted, the process will begin with a table-read and potential workshop component before we bring it to the stage. The production will consist of four performances over one weekend and will be marketed heavily to industry professionals.

To apply please send a PDF of your script, a synopsis, and a character breakdown to manedwolfproductions@gmail.com

Scottish Book Trust seeks writers

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Submit your entry online by clicking the link below and filling out our form.

You can write in any form you like – story, poem, song, letter.

We openly encourage submissions in Scots and Gaelic; please submit an English translation with your piece.

Entries should be no longer than 1000 words and should be written on the theme of secrets and confessions. This theme can be interpreted broadly but stories must be true and about something that happened to you.

By submitting your entry you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. Please read these carefully before submitting.

The deadline for submissions is midnight on 22nd June 2016.

This project is for adults only, and we will only accept your entry if you are 18+.

If you are submitting on behalf of somebody else, please make sure they have understood the terms and conditions and enter your name in the Forename and Surname fields, adding their name in the pseudonym field.

Once you have submitted your written entry, it will go through a brief moderation process and will appear on the site in a few days.

If you are having problems uploading your story, please email: frances.campbell@scottishbooktrust.com

Sunday, May 22, 2016

HUMANA FESTIVAL PLAY SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES

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Please Note: Synopses and 10-page work samples will NOT be accepted or considered via e-mail or any electronic submission. We encourage literary agents and invited playwrights to submit full scripts by email (PDF and Word formats).

At this time we are accepting new, previously unproduced full-length plays from literary agents. We are unable to accept unsolicited manuscripts. Please note that lawyers and law firms do not qualify as professional representation in our venue.

Although we accept plays throughout the year, we complete most of our reading between April and September, and most playwrights are notified of the status of their submissions in the late fall or early winter. To maximize the chance of consideration in a given cycle, we strongly recommend sending us your submission prior to August 1. The Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s main venue for producing new work, is an annual event held from February through early April. Please note that we do not produce musicals, children’s shows, plays that have already received press coverage, or plays that have had an Equity production, and do not review those scripts.

DON’T HAVE AN AGENT?

Actors Theatre of Louisville remains committed to the discovery and support of playwrights who are not represented by a literary agency. We invite you to introduce us to your work by sending us a letter of inquiry along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from one of your plays. (Please note that we cannot accept these materials electronically—only by hard copy.) If the material interests us, we will contact you to request the complete script.

WHAT ARE WE READING WORK SAMPLES FOR?

When we read work samples we aren’t looking to program the next season’s Humana Festival, but rather to identify interesting writers who should be on our radar and to begin getting to know their work. We’re looking for playwrights with vivid, engaging voices. If your synopsis and work sample intrigues us, we’ll want to read more!

Please note that, due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, we are no longer able to respond individually to each work sample that’s submitted, or to offer feedback. You will hear from us within six months of submitting if we’re interested in reading more of your work.
Send to:

New Play Program
Attn: Amy Wegener
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-4218

Talking Stick Festival

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Full Circle First Nations Performance is accepting submissions from artists for the 2017 Talking Stick Festival. Fill out the information below.

We welcome work of both established and emerging artists from all areas of the performing arts - theatre, dance, drumming, spoken word, music and multi-media in traditional or contemporary form - or maybe even a fusion of both!

Or if you would like to apply to be a Curator for the festival CLICK HERE

The Talking Stick Festival also offers opportunities for artists whose work is in development and who are seeking artistic support/guidance. Artists who are interested in having their work presented in the “Development Series” are encouraged to submit their application with:
  • A cover letter - outlining your interests and telling us a little about yourself and details of your project/application
  • 3 letters of reference.
  • A description of your Project in development (Maximum of 20 minutes performance)
All artists (professional and emerging) can apply in two ways: 1) Fill out the online application form found at the bottom of the page and upload your bio and photos. 2) Mail in your application

Mail in your application To mail your application, include the following in your artist package submission:
  • Cover letter - outline your interests and tell us a little bit about yourself
  • An updated bio on your performances
  • A sample of your work if you have it (CD – if you are singer / DVD if you are a performer / link to your website or YouTube / copy of your script)
  • Any other support materials you feel would help your application
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope if you wish to have your support material returned to you. Please ensure there is enough postage on your envelope.

Mail to: Full Circle First Nations Performance 2017 TSF Submissions 1577 W Georgia St., Vancouver BC V6G 2V2

No Phone Calls Please

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: June 15, 2016 After all submissions are reviewed, shortlisted applicants will be contacted for further discussion. Due to budget restrictions, Full Circle is not always able to provide travel for artists. Therefore, to aid in their application, out-of-town artists are encouraged to pursue travel funding opportunities and include details of this in their applications.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

2016-2017 Ingram New Works Lab

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Nashville Rep seeks committed playwrights for residency in the 2016-2017 Ingram New Works Lab.

Submission deadline is 11:59pm CT June 13, 2016.
Full application information and submission form available at http://nashvillerep.org/ingram-new-works-application

The Ingram New Works Lab is an artistic home for playwrights and a fertile environment for the creation of great new plays. During monthly Lab meetings in Nashville, playwrights share and develop a new work based on artist-determined goals and receive transformative support and project guidance from dedicated staff. In addition to the monthly meetings, each playwright will participate in a week-long New Works Symposium in January 2017 with the recipient of the Ingram New Works Fellowship. Each playwright will be expected to work toward the creation of a new play that will be presented in a staged reading featured at the Ingram New Works Festival in May 2017.

Nashville Rep will award up to four residencies in the New Works Lab. Each playwright who accepts the residency will commit to developing a new play from its earliest stages to a full draft and must be available for all lab, symposium, rehearsal and festival dates.

Travel allowance and housing are provided.

All applications must include the following material:
  • A letter stating your objectives for working on a new play in the Ingram New Works Lab at Nashville Rep. You must include a description of your proposed play
  • One Page Bio with history as a playwright
  • One Page Artistic Statement
  • A full length play that best represents your writing skill

Apply online at http://nashvillerep.org/ingram-new-works-application


If you have additional questions, please contact Ingram New Works Lab Director Nate Eppler at nate@nashvillerep.org

Living Room Series Submissions (Hollywood CA)

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September marks the opening of the 25th season of The Living Room Series, our New Play Development program which embodies The Blank’s commitment to developing new work by both established and emerging writers. The Living Room Series takes place on Monday evenings at the 2nd Stage Theatre in Hollywood between Labor Day and Memorial Day. The Living Room Series offers a week-long rehearsal process for the playwright, director and actors to explore and refine the play before presenting it to an audience. The performances are minimally staged, with actors carrying scripts, and are a wonderful opportunity for the playwright to get a sense of the play’s full potential.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The Blank accepts plays for consideration for our Living Room Series (workshops of new plays) via Submittable. We encourage diverse voices from both established and emerging writers.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1 - May 31 through this form only.

SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY

Submission must be full-length (one-acts or ten-minutes will not be considered at this time).
Submission must not have received a full production. Submissions that have received full productions, even if they have undergone significant post-production revisions, will not be considered. The Blank considers staged readings and academic productions exceptions to this rule.

Playwrights may only submit one script per submission period.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Still Crazy (After All These Years!)

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Looking for short plays with characters 55 or older

A Festival of new short plays for and about Seniors.

Looking for as yet unpublished, short plays in which ALL the characters are over 55 years old. This will be a non-Equity, short run festival in Fall 2016 in CT. Playwrights will be paid a small honorarium.

Deadline: August 1, 2016.
Requirements:

1. ALL CHARACTERS MUST BE OVER 55 YEARS OLD. Maximum of four actors.

2. Plays must be 15 minutes long or less. Monologues are accepted.

3. Plays must be unpublished. Previous productions are allowed (congrats!).

4. Simple, easily changed sets will be looked on favorably. No helicopters.

5. No more than two play submissions per author. Send us your best!

6. Please include your contact info on title page and in cover letter. Please include character and set descriptions on page 2 of your script. Previous production history may be included in cover letter, not required.

7. We are only accepting submissions by e-mail. Please attach your script as a Word document or PDF. PDF preferred. No hardcopy submissions.

How to submit:

E-mail submissions only, send to: info@straykatstheatrecompany.org

Please put "Senior Festival Submission" in the subject line of your e-mail.

We will announce our final selections in early Sept. 2016.

We look forward to reading your plays. Thanks!!!

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY scratch night

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SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
PLEASE NOTE: OUR SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED.

Theater for The New City is committed to producing new work andrecognizing new voices. If you would like your work to be considered,please send a ten page sample of the script, brief synopsis and letter of introduction to the theater:

THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
155 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Michael Scott-Price, Literary Manager.

Please limit your submission to one script.

For inquiries about submissions, please contact our Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net

Scratch Night at TNC

Crystal Field and Theater for the New City (TNC) will present a varied schedule "Scratch Night” performance program, which offers the opportunity for artists to present work in progress to an audience for one night. Scratch Night started in the United Kingdom in 2000 as a way to show work in progress in an evolution of performances. At TNC, we will put our own spin on the idea to best serve our own theatre community and New York area audiences.

Our hope is that participating artists will learn something that will feed their work. And the best thing that can happen is that a piece of work will go forward into… either at TNC or elsewhere.

Scratch Night is looking for a variety of the most daring artists to try out their most cool thoughts on stage and the audience will help in the development by way of TNC’s scratch ballot. Scratch Nights will take place throughout the year on a varied schedule. All theatrical forms are welcome. All stages of development are welcome.

What are we looking for?

Original theatre, puppetry, performance art, music, dance, and mixed media collaborations. No set running time.

Please forward all materials to Michael Scott-Price, literary@theaterforthenewcity.net

Must include the following:

Biography with contact information of the artist’s name, address, telephone number and email address
Synopsis of the work
Sample or concept of the work, no more than 10 pages
Biographies of collaborators, if available
Description of stage set (if any) and production needs (i.e. sound and lighting)

THESPIS THEATER FESTIVAL 2016


SUBMISSIONS WANTED

THESPIS THEATER FESTIVAL 2016 FIRST PRIZE $3,500
THE MOST ACCOMPLISHED AND WELCOMING FESTIVAL

http://NewYorkTheaterFestival.com/

MUSICALS AND PLAYS THIS IS THE PERFECT PLAY TO PRESENT YOUR WORK
NO FEES REQUIRED TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY TO THIS FESTIVAL

Submissions Accepted from Everywhere in the US Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City.

Submissions must be between 30 and 90 minutes long.

Thespis is not only a festival, it's a competition as well.That means that there are prizes! The winner of the Best Play award will receive a prize of $3,500. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and singer will each receive $500. Best Original play will receive $200, Best Musical score $300. Best Stage manager and Set designer $200.

Please know that all genres are welcome, including MUSICALS.

Several of our winners over the years have been musicals. We are all musicians, and know exactly what you need to make your show a success.

ONE ACT PLAY WELCOME BUT THEY MUST BE 30 MINUTES OR LONGER.

Runs from July 11 thru October 2, 2016

Submissions accepted until June 15

How to Submit your work to Thespis Theater Festival

In order to submit a play please send the following via email:
1. A 100 word synopsis of the play
2. The complete script + character breakdown
3. Your telephone number and home address, plus the phone number of one other person in your production that we can contact
4. Your bio
5. All genres of shows are welcome to submit to our festivals.
6. Shows that have already been staged can also participate as long as the run was BEFORE 2014 and will participate in Thespis with AN ENTIRELY NEW CAST AND CREW.

7. Production’s history of the play submitted
8. Please tell us where did your hear about the festival

As soon as your play is accepted, you will be sent the festival guidelines. All plays will be given a three-performance run at the theater.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Monthly Question. June 2016

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We are now accepting submissions for Lama Theater Company’s Monthly Question! The Monthly Question is a reading series of new and bold writing (short plays/ Monologues/ poems/ Songs) around Lama’s monthly question that will be performed at The Kraine Theater, NYC.

Our Mission: Lama means WHY in Hebrew. The Lama Theater Company is a writer/director-driven, nonprofit company that continually raises questions and encourages bold new writing from within the nation and around the world to inspire different points of view and theatrical visions.

Important dates:

June 3rd - Playwrights/Poets/Song writers submission deadline! Until Midnight, Eastern Time (EST.)
 
June 13th - Announcement of chosen works.

June 20th - Performance night at 8:00pm in The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street, NYC.)

Casting the actors on the spot starts at 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm.


READ BEFORE SUBMITTING!

Scripts must be related to our monthly question.
Our June question is:

“WHY HOMOPHOBIA?”

(Lama’s special question for the Queerly Festival in Kraine Theate, NYC)

What inspires you when you read the question? We are interested in what you are thinking about and how the question might affect the work you do. Gather whatever inspiration the questions give you, and use it to fuel your chosen discipline. The questions are open to many interpretations!
  • When you submit please keep in mind that Lama encourage artistic exploration, provoking and risk-taking writing. 
  • Short plays are limited to 8 pages in standard playwriting formats. (You can submit your 10 pages play but please keep in mind that we might ask you to make a few cuts.) 
  • Poems/ Monologues are limited to 2 pages. 
  • Song samples should be mp3 and no more than 3 minutes. 
  • One submission per artist. 
  • Only submissions by electronic attachment will be accepted, Microsoft Word document or PDF. 
  • Playwrights can be from anywhere, but plays must be in English. 
  • Submit a BLIND copy of your script and include a list of characters/descriptions. 
  • E-mail your Script/Song/Poem to: lamatheatercompany@gmail.com
  • The subject line should include the title of the play. 
Please fill your contact info and the name of your play at our website:

http://www.lamatheatercompany.com/#!the-monthly-question-submission-/c15j0
Any Questions about Lama's monthly question? Please email us lamatheatercompany@gmail.com and we’ll help you out! 

For updates and more info about Lama follow our page https://www.facebook.com/lamatheatercompany

Original Works Online

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For Full Length Plays: OWP now only accepts plays that have received eight (8) or more performances in a production run and have been reviewed.

All Other Lengths: Do not need 8 performances or review, but still must have been fully produced.

When emailing your submission please include all of the following material you have available.
  • Your play attached as a PDF or Word document, including cover page.
  • Short synopsis and character breakdown.
  • Production history.
  • Select review highlights, quotes, and awards or nominations received.
  • Any posters or logos from the productions.
  • Playwright resume or bio.

Send it all to:

SUBDEPT@ORIGINALWORKSONLINE.COM

Please list the title of your submission and length (full length, one act, etc.)  in the Subject line.

Response Time

OWP receives a large number of exciting new plays, all of which are closely evaluated. Please give us a minimum of three - six months to respond.

Snail Mail Submissions

OWP no longer accepts snail mail submissions. Let's keep it green. Save money on postage, save trees, save printer ink.

THE RULES


OWP does not accept unproduced submissions under any circumstances.

OWP does not publish adaptations, translations, musicals, or works for younger audiences.

Single Ten Minute play submissions are only eligible for the ETENS.

Only submit one play per email unless submitting a collection.

Do not send synopsis or samples of multiple plays asking us to select which plays we would like to consider.

Currently accepting:


FULL LENGTHS

ONE ACTS

TEN MINUTE PLAY COLLECTIONS

MONOLOGUE SHOWS

FRINGE FESTIVAL HITS

INDIVIDUAL TEN MINUTE PLAYS FOR "eTens"

9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May

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

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

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

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

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:
• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks

To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Nick Darke Award 2016

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Established in 2006 to celebrate the best writing for stage, screen and radio, the Nick Darke Writers' Award is funded by Falmouth University's Academy of Music and Theatre Arts, and the School of Writing & Journalism. The Award commemorates the playwright Nick Darke and was conceived following his death by his wife, the artist and filmmaker Jane Darke, with the support of his family. Nick Darke wrote in many forms but earned his living in the world of theatre, screen and radio.

Open to all national and international writers aged 16 or over, the £6,000 Award provides the time to write that financial support facilitates.

This year's category is stage play.

The closing date for entries is 17:00 (GMT) Monday 30 May 2016.

How to apply
Please read our submission information carefully and follow the submission procedure on page 6
Applicants should submit a full script along with a one-page synopsis and a short writing CV by the closing date. Please email your entry in one PDF file to nickdarkeaward@falmouth.ac.uk


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Rewrite at Primary Stages

As soon as you finish your last line of dialogue, the need for rewrites begins. Open to new and returning students, this class at Primary Stages ESPA will start by establishing individualized writing goals to conquer over eight weeks. Whether you choose to embark on a rewrite of your entire play or focus on individual scenes, writing exercises and in-class discussion will inspire you to ask new questions of your play, look at it from various angles, and deconstruct it with your fellow writers. As you rewrite, you will hear your pages read aloud in class and engage in a dialogue tailored by your instructor to each writer’s needs. You will leave this class with a stronger version of your play, and with the tools you need to transform any first draft into a polished, compelling work that’s ready to submit.

Section A: Starts June 23
Thursdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)

Section B: Starts July 5
Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Instructor: Josh Hecht (Director, Christine Jorgensen Reveals at New World Stages)

Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

We provide students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. ESPA is a home for all artists, in all stages of their careers. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x211 or email espa@primarystages.org.

METLIFE NUESTRAS VOCES NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION 2016

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Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered.
  • Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depict the Hispanic experience.
  • No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
  • New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
  • All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 1 hr., 30 min) and can be written in Spanish and/or English.
  • Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Previously submitted scripts are accepted unless they have already placed in the top 10.

SELECTION PROCESS

Each script will be read by two qualified independent judges selected by Repertorio Español, on a blind submission.
Winners will be announced six to seven months after the deadline.
Each participant will be notified of the results by e-mail. We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results.

PRIZES


Round 1: Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script.

Round 2:

Grand Prize Winner: $3,000 and a full production at Repertorio Español (must be available for Awards Ceremony)

2nd Place: $2,000

3rd Place: $1,000
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Must follow instructions and fully fill out form to participate. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted. Do not send any other biographical infomation or reviews.

Deadline: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Send all of this information and the requested materials via e-mail to: nuestrasvoces@repertorio.org using the subject line “Nuestras Voces: Title of –Your- Play”.

Send the following information within the body of the e-mail:
  • Your full name
  • Your e-mail address
  • Your cell phone number
  • Your mailing address (street address, city, state, zipcode)
  • How did you hear about the competition?
  • 4-6 line synopsis
  • 4 -6 line description of how your play relates to the Latino / Hispanic American community

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted.


Send the following as an attachment:
One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script -- in one document with numbered pages and a title page that lists the title and year the play was written ONLY. (PDF, Microsoft Word, Plain or Rich Text Formats Accepted)
Please OMIT your name from the script

Do not send other biographical information or reviews

Florida Theatrical Association announces the 2016 New Musical Discovery Series

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Aspiring writers from around the country are encouraged to submit their new works, which will be reviewed by a panel of theatre professionals, including renowned directors, writers, producers and performers. The panel will select two works that will each receive a staged reading. One final winner will receive a workshop presented of their piece featuring local directors and talent. The Discovery Series will also include talkbacks for students and audiences with the playwrights and directors.
The deadline to submit musicals for consideration is June 1, 2016.

Submission Guidelines:

All submissions must include:
  • A cover letter
  • A history of the musical’s development
  • A synopsis
  • Full script
  • A CD or flash drive with at least six songs from the production (can be a very basic recording)

*Please note that materials will not be returned.

Playwrights must be available for rehearsals and performances September 6-11, 2016.

All materials should be mailed to:

Florida Theatrical Association
Attn: Play Submission
100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801

Monday, May 16, 2016

Submissions are now open for the 28th Annual JetFest in 2017

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$15 non-refundable submission fee. This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Jewish Ensemble Theatre.” Contact the theatre should you wish to pay by credit card.

For those submitting digitally – the $15 fee cannot be waived, and may be mailed separately or processed by contacting the theatre.

ELIGIBILITY:

Entry must reflect the mission of the Jewish Ensemble Theatre.

Entry must be a full length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been published prior to the festival in 2017. Cast size of 7 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

ENTRIES ACCEPTED:

Submissions will be accepted December 1 through May 30, 2016 (checked by postmark or time stamp).

SCRIPTS:

Submit a blind copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and resume. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

The acceptable electronic format is an Adobe PDF file.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like your script returned, please include a SASE. Script evaluations will not be provided.


CONSENT:

The playwright gives the Jewish Ensemble Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/ production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the finalists, you are encouraged to attend the two readings and talkbacks.


The finalists award the Jewish Ensemble Theatre the option to produce any of the finalist plays as part of its main stage season. Finalists must acknowledge the Jewish Ensemble Theatre if/when script is published.



AWARDS:

Each of the finalists will receive a $500 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.



SELECTION PROCESS:

Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are then read by the entire committee who selects the finalists.



NOTIFICATION:

Finalists will be notified no later than December, 2016.

SUBMIT TO:

Mail:
 Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Jet Fest
6600 West Maple Rd.,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322.

Email: c.bremer@jettheatre.org

QUESTIONS:

Contact:
Christopher Bremer, Executive Director

c.bremer@jettheatre.org
248.788.2900

INDEMNIFICATION:

The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

The Secret Theatre presents: The 4th Annual Unfringed 2016

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UNFringed seeks new and exciting works that challenge audiences, facilitating lively discussion and interaction between artists and viewers.

You Get:

$500 first prize for Best of The Festival [play wins based on audience votes]

50% of the door [after first 11 full price tkts]


No submission fees

Applications accepted March 2nd, 2016 – June 1st, 2016 * In the summer of 2013, The First Annual UNFringed Festival brought bold and daring new works to The Secret Theatre of Long Island City, Queens – named “One of NYC’S best theater spots” by Time Out

DEADLINE JUNE 1st [please apply immediately if you are ready will begin selection process in May and some shows will be given early notice]

Web site:  http://secrettheatre.com/Unfringed2016page.html

The Secret Theatre
44-02 23rd St.
Long Island City, NY 11101

E, M, G or 7 train to Courthouse SQ/23rd St.

ONLY ONE SUBWAY STOP FROM MANHATTAN

Babes with Blades seeks ongoing submissions

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Script Submissions

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: Playwrights of all genders and plays of all genres are welcome. Male characters are great, so long as they don’t overshadow/outnumber the female characters.
PUT ANOTHER WAY: IF YOUR SCRIPT DOESN’T PASS THE BECHDEL TEST, IT’S UNLIKELY TO BE A GOOD FIT FOR US.

Fights are a big part of what we do, so their inclusion in scripts is important to us – so long as they serve the story and the characters. We see fights in our shows as similar to songs in a GOOD musical: words fail, so musical characters burst into song. Words fail, so our characters resort to violence.
Finished but not polished is fine. Likewise, one acts are fine if the intent is to expand them, through development, into full-lengths. If you consider the piece complete as-is and aren’t interested in further development, please indicate that when you submit.
And of course the caveat – we typically work in small, black box theatres on limited budgets. A piece with multiple, complex locations and/or more than 10 characters that can’t be easily doubled might not be the best fit for us.

SCRIPTS ACCEPTED: Throughout the year. Deadline for consideration for 2016 has passed.

Got a script we should see? Want more info? Contact newplays@BabesWithBlades.org!
Please note – we are not considering musical submissions at this time.

2017 SELECTIONS ANNOUNCED: Winter 2016
Playwrights selected for the Fighting Words program will receive a set of three readings to facilitate the development of their script. Each play will be assigned a director who will take part in the development process from the start. All readings and moderated talk backs are videotaped and given to the playwright to aid with rewrites.

The first reading is internal and is attended by company members and the director; the playwright is invited but not sponsored. The second reading is an advertised public reading; the playwright is invited but not sponsored. The final reading is an advertised public reading with one choreographed fight and a reception following the moderated talk back; the playwright’s travel expenses will be sponsored up to $400 to attend. The playwright is given approximately two months between drafts for revisions with a schedule provided at the time of selection.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

play for voices and words without borders contest

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Calling all literary translators, radio dramatists, and international radio drama enthusiasts! Play for Voices, in partnership with the lovely online journal of international literature Words without Borders, seeks radio play scripts in English translation for our first contest.

We invite submissions of translated radio plays of all lengths and from all languages. The Play for Voices producers and Words without Borders editors will select the winners. The winning play(s) will be produced by Play for Voices and published in Words without Borders.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

– Plays must be written or adapted for radio. We are not currently seeking unadapted stage plays or other literature.

– Plays can be of any length, and translated from any language.

– Translators should determine that performance and publishing rights are available before submitting and, if possible, provide contact information for the rights holders.

– Play for Voices and Words without Borders will retain nonexclusive first publication rights to produce and publish submissions.

– Submissions should include two attachments:

* A single MS Word document containing: 1) the English translation of the play; 2) short bios for the author and translator; 3) a translator’s note that includes background information about the play and its production history; and 4) any details regarding rights.

* A PDF of the original play.

– Multiple submissions are permitted.

– Please email submissions to contest@playforvoices.com.

– Submissions will be accepted until June 1, 2016.

Please note: We are seeking only translated plays for this contest, but we encourage writers of original radio plays in English to send us their work anytime!

*
general submissions

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Please email your original English-language radio play, along with a short bio, to submissions@playforvoices.com.

2016 Emerging Playwrights Program

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The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation (DVRF) is pleased to announce and solicit submissions for the 2016 edition of its Emerging Playwrights program. The program is intended to help develop and ultimately bring to public attention new and promising dramatic work from playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success. For 2016, we will select and develop one full-length play over the course of several months, culminating in a week-long intensive workshop and subsequent public presentation before an audience that would include industry professionals.

Exact development, workshop and presentation schedules will be coordinated in consultation with the selected playwright. The workshop and presentation will take place in New York City.

Rules and Guidelines for Submission
  1. We are seeking full-length plays only. While there is no strict minimum for length we suggest all submissions be at least 30 pages long.
  2. Submissions must be written in English.
  3. No play that is currently under option, or has previously had a full, public production is eligible for selection. Submissions that have been developed previously or were under option must be accompanied by a brief summary of their developmental history.
  4. No musicals or dance pieces will be considered at this time.
  5. Please only one submission per playwright/playwriting team.
  6. The play must be original or based on material which the author previously was afforded the rights to.
  7. Playwrights must be residents of the United States and at least 18 years of age.
  8. The selected playwright must be prepared to bear any lodging and travel expenses incurred while participating in the program. This program is intended only for playwrights who will be able to attend a week-long workshop and presentation at different dates in New York City in 2016. 
For a full list of rules and conditions, click here.

Instructions for Submission

All submissions must be made electronically using this form. Submissions should be PDFs and in standard stage play format. Please note that the form asks for an additional"blind" copy of your submission, with your name and personal details removed from all pages.

The deadline for submissions is May 31st, 2016.

Attention political playwrights: Call For Entries Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest 2017

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The Castillo Theatre sponsors the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest and reading series bi-annually. The contest is intended to encourage the writing of progressive plays that engage the political/social/cultural questions affecting the world today and/or historical events and issues that impact on our communities.

The contest encourages scripts that experiment with form and seek new ways of seeing and new ways of experiencing theatrical performance. Castillo welcomes scripts from all countries and cultures.

The plays submitted to the Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest may be written in any style, set in any historical time, geographic or imaginary location, contain any number of characters and be of any length. The plays must be in English and cannot be musicals or adaptations. No scripts will be considered that have previously been submitted to this contest, have received a production or won other contests. Only one script per playwright per year will be accepted.

The contest is judged by a team of distinguished theatre artists. The winning script(s) will receive a reading at the Castillo Theatre in New York City during the theatre’s 2017 summer season.

All scripts should be submitted in hard copy and must be accompanied by:
  • a statement of the political/social/cultural questions that the script engages (scripts with no accompanying statement will not be considered); 
  • a brief synopsis; 
  • a character breakdown, including gender, age and ethnic requirements, if any; 
  • a 100-word biography of the playwright; 
  • a current email address 


Please note:
  • Receipt of script will be acknowledged via email. 
  • Scripts will not be returned. 
  • Castillo does not give critical feedback to playwrights/contestants. 
  • Contest winners are required to sign a letter of agreement, which will include, but not be limited to, granting the right for Castillo to produce one or more readings and/or a full production of the winning play. 
  • Contest winners are responsible for travel expenses or any other expenses incurred as a result of participating in the development of the play with Castillo, or as a result of attending the reading and/or production. 
All scripts must be postmarked by July 1, 2016. 

The winner(s) will be publicly announced at the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre in New York City in May of 2017.

Send all submissions to:

Castillo Theatre

543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest

Questions and inquiries should be addressed to Madelyn Chapman at 212-356-8485 or mchapman@allstars.org.

Fifth Annual Playwrights CageMatch

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The Douglas Morrisson Theatre in Hayward is accepting submissions for its Fifth Annual Playwrights CageMatch. Our CageMatch is a chance for playwrights to show their stuff in an audience-decided live competition.

Five Playwrights enter but only one will emerge victorious. Grand prize for the chosen script.

We are seeking brief scenes (5-20 minutes) which conform to the limitations of the competition. DMT staff will select the top five submissions. Each of the final scripts will get one rehearsal with the same director and company of actors. On June 13, 2016, the five scenes will be performed at a live staged reading event at the Douglas Morrisson Theatre. The audience will vote by token to determine the winner!

Our theme this year is: PUBLIC SQUARES, PRIVATE STORIES. The setting is a town square in a small town anywhere in the universe. It’s where Main Street meets First Street – perhaps there’s a little park, or a statue of a forgotten general, probably a few pigeons. Time period is not restricted. Please limit your scenes to no more than four characters. We’re looking for creative and elegant back-stories that incorporate the setting into the scenes. Tone, theme or genre is up to you! A parade, a lovers’ tryst, or a protest, perhaps? Anything can happen in the town square.

Admission to the performance is free, but a token to vote for the winner is $5.

Deadline for CageMatch submissions sent via e-mail is May 27, 2016; post-mark deadline, if mailed, is May 20, 2016.

Submissions can be e-mailed in *.doc or *.pdf to cagematch@dmtonline.org or mailed to:

Douglas Morrisson Theatre
ATTN: Susan E. Evans 
c/o H.A.R.D., 
1099 E St., Hayward, CA 94541

Friday, May 13, 2016

Discount tickets: RUBBERMATCH

RED CARAVAN presents
RubberMatch

Tickets: https://www.artful.ly/rubbermatch

Ten years after tragedy drives a group of college friends apart, two are unexpectedly reunited: Ceci, fleeing a broken relationship, tries to find a new home by moving in with Nina. But when their attempts to reconnect uncover old wounds, Nina's repression is pitted against Ceci's self-destructive tendencies. RubberMatch asks: when can a friend's help become an act of violence?
Saturday 5/14, 3pm & 8pm
Sunday 5/15, 3pm
Wednesday 5/18, 8pm
Thursday 5/19, 8pm
Friday 5/20, 8pm
Saturday 5/21, 3pm & 8pm
At the TBG Theatre, 312 W 36th St, 3rd fl
$12 tickets with code NYCPW

Seeking ten-minute comedies about politics for the second biennial Dewey Decimal Festival

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DEWEY 2: ELECTION EDITION - An evening of staged readings of short comedies about politics, public and private, to benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library.

Wow! What a year we're having. Election day is on the horizon, but we want to take a break from all that and talk about... politics!

Politics! They’re everywhere: in government, internationally, in the office, the local elementary school, on a desert island, even in the bedroom. Gender politics, union politics, jungle politics -- You name it, if there's arguing, negotiating, speechifying, horse trading, posturing, pollsters, posters, backroom deals, voting. and/or compromising involved we want to hear about it. And nobody says it has to be democratic - put three siblings in the back seat of a car and who wins?

We’re looking for a few good short comedies, to be presented by local actors in an evening of rehearsed staged readings, Saturday October 22nd 2016, in the 200-seat Chappaqua Library Theatre, as a fundraiser for the Friends of the Chappaqua Library.

Does your play have the right stuff?

What Do We Want?

1. COMEDIES ONLY. We like to laugh.

2. Plays should run about ten minutes (12 pages max, shorter is probably better).

3. Plays can have from 2 to 4 characters. Let us know if the genders are flexible.

4. No references to any current politician please! Historic and fictional figures are fine. They might even have some vague relationship to current events.

5. We are not looking for heavy-handed political satire. Be creative in your interpretation of the theme.

6. This will be a staged reading, so the play can be set anywhere and the characters can be most anything. However, we will shy away from plays with a surfeit of stage directions.

7. No children's plays are likely to be chosen.

8. No musicals. No monologues.

9. This is a family-friendly festival. Keep the “extra-adult” content suggested but not overt and it's fine. We won’t consider any play that includes offensive language, gun violence (ray guns are OK), or characters using banned substances.

10. Local playwrights are especially encouraged to submit.

When Do We Want It?

Deadline: May 31st 2016 (midnight EST)

How to Occupy Our Email Box
SEE COMPLETE FORMATTING AND SUBMITTING RULES at http://www.chappaqualibrary.org/friends-of-the-library/598-playwrights-seeking-ten-minute-comedies-about-politics-for-the-second-biennial-dewey-decimal-festival

  • Plays that don’t conform to the above will be discarded. 
  • Plays will be judged on their own merits. Do NOT attach anything else to your submission (reviews, resume, your favorite bumper sticker, etc). 
  • Previously produced work is welcome, as is new work. 
  • Plays produced in the first Dewey Decimal Festival are not eligible. 
  • Two submissions max per playwright, with each play in a separate email. 
How Are the Votes Counted?

1. Plays will be judged based on many parameters including creative interpretation of the theme, actual expression of the theme, score on the metric funniness scale, irrational hotly-debated opinion, and brute force. Also we need to create a balanced evening. We already know we will have many more excellent play candidates than we can include in one evening. Thanks for sharing your work!

2. No critique of plays can be provided.

3. A list of Semi-Finalists will be posted in June on the Friends of the Chappaqua Library website, and on our Facebook page. Only the Semi-Finalists will be contacted directly.

4. All Semi-Finalist plays will be read outloud in informal summer "Readers Circles" by local theatre enthusiasts, to further narrow the plays down to the Finalists round.

5. Finalists will be contacted directly, and the list will be posted on the Friends webpage and on Facebook.

6. The winning plays will be chosen from the Finalist round, and the Festival lineup will be announced by the end of August.


What Are the Winners’ Duties?

1. By submitting your play, you grant permission, if it is chosen, for local actors to perform it in up to two staged readings in the Chappaqua Library Theatre (capacity 200) in October 2016.

2 Playwrights whose plays are selected, will be acknowledged in publicity and programs, and will receive an honorarium of $5.

3. All playwrights whose work is in the Festival will be invited to attend, and should they do so, be plied with sugary snacks.

Any More Voting?

Yes! The audience will vote on their favorite plays, and the Audience Choice winner will receive bragging rights and a $25 honorarium.


Questions? Email fotcl.ywc@gmail.com. Include in the subject line: “DDF2 question”. Send entries only to DDF.Friends@gmail.com (first read formatting guidelines).

Donations to the festival will benefit the Friends of the Chappaqua Library, a non-profit community group that exists to raise funds to support the Chappaqua Public Library in Westchester County, NY. The Friends sponsor dozens of adult, teen, and children's programs open to all Westchester County residents. They also provide special acquisitions, including books, DVDs, audiobooks, and furnishings not covered by the library's budget, all available to any member of the Westchester Library System.


We look forward to reading your plays!

SEEKING SUBMISSIONS "SUMMER OF AUDIO"

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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS


NEW COMPANY LOOKING FOR NEW WORK


FAD THEATER GROUP IS SEARCHING FOR PLAYS TO BE RECORDED THIS SUMMER FOR THEIR UPCOMING PODCAST. PLEASE CHECK BELOW FOR THE SUBMISSION GUIDELINES.

"MAIN CHARACTER SERIES" Seeking submissions for four different plays.

​Each play has to be 12-20 pages long and the protagonist has to be one of the following:


PLAY 1: Transgender. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Curated by: Laura Hooper.

PLAY 2: Someone who doesn't know that they are in a cult. Deadline: June 15, 2016. Curated by: Christopher Heard.

PLAY 3: A sesquipedalian. Deadline: June 29, 2016. Curated by: Frankie Delessio.

PLAY 4: Someone getting dressed for the occasion. Deadline: June 29, 2016. Curated by: Elaine Carberry.


"TITLE SERIES" Seeking submissions for four different plays.

Each play has to be 12-20 pages long and has to pertain to the following titles:


PLAY 1: "Wet Dreams." (Accepting plays in Spanish.) Deadline: July 6, 2016. Curated by: Ines Choucino Storani and Juana Zavalia.

PLAY 2: "Group Therapy." Deadline: July 6, 2016.

PLAY 3: "Bernie Sanders." Deadline: July 20, 2016.

PLAY 4: "The Octogenarians." Deadline: July 20, 2016.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

North Park Playwright Festival 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2016. Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs. We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

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

General information:

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

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

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