Friday, August 26, 2011

American Harmony Prize

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Curtain Call is proud to announce the return of the American Harmony Prize, an annual award that celebrates diverse new works of musical theater. The goal of the American Harmony Prize is to showcase new musicals that explore our country's many ethnic, religious and gender identifications.

The fifth annual American Harmony Prize will showcase a new musical that dramatizes an aspect of the experience of Asian Americans. Asian American characters have rarely been featured centerstage in American musicals. But, with projects like The Wedding Banquet (from Next to Normal's Brian Yorkey) and Allegiance (the story of a Japanese American family during World War II and the years of the U.S. internment) in the works, their stories have begun to be told.

In addition to a cash award of $500.00 (funded in part by Stamford Gives Back), a 60-minute concert reading of highlights from the winning musical will be performed in Curtain Call's Kweskin Theater on February 6, 2012 at 7:30 pm. In order to qualify for consideration, a musical cannot have been professionally produced (Equity Dinner, LORT, Production, Special Production, SPT, Stock, etc.) or published. All other forms of developmental performance, including readings, concerts, workshops. festivals and nonprofessional productions, will not disqualify you – and are, in fact, encouraged!

Submissions will be accepted via mail from Monday, September 19, 2011 until Saturday, October 15, 2011. Submissions postmarked after Saturday, October 15, 2011, will ineligible for consideration. We are not able to receive electronic submissions at this time. Your submission should include:
1. A plot synopsis of 800 words or fewer (or roughly two pages).
2. 10 continuous pages of the libretto (with all dialogue, lyrics and stage directions included).
3. A cd that demonstrates as much of the musical's score as has been recorded to date. (It needn't be of studio quality.)
4. One sample of the sheet music for a song from the show's piano / vocal score.
5. A self-addressed, stamped envelope if you wish to have your materials returned. (If not, they will be recycled after the judging.)

Note: there is no submission / reading fee.

Submissions should be mailed to:
Curtain Call, Inc.
1349 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, CT 06905
Attn. American Harmony Prize

Short-listed applicants will be asked to submit additional materials after Friday, November 11, 2011. Additional materials postmarked after Saturday, November 19, 2012, will ineligible for final consideration. The winner of the 2012 American Harmony Prize will be announced mid-January, 2012, at

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

T. Schreiber Studio Presents the 2012 New Works Project

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Mission Statement:
The T. Schreiber Studio New Works Project is committed to supporting the development of new plays in a safe and nurturing environment-one that serves the playwright and enriches the T. Schreiber Studio community as a whole. The studio provides the playwright access to the expertise of experienced theatre professionals, sophisticated and well trained actors, and a supportive, interactive, audience. In, the New Works Project, T. Schreiber will develop new theatrical productions through a series of staged readings and collaborative refinement, culminating in a professional workshop production. The goal is to foster and elevate writers’ work to its fullest potential.

The winning play will receive two staged readings, in Winter and Spring, 2012, performed by T. Schreiber Studio actors. To further develop the play, audience feedback is solicited and the production staff of T. Schreiber will work directly with the playwright to refine the production. The New Works project culminates in a workshop production of the winning play for a short run in July 2012. There will be no cash prize provided for the selected play. However, the developmental assistance provided for the selected playwright is invaluable.

The New Works Project is committed to script development and successful production of new works. Winning playwrights are expected to participate fully in the development process: working directly with the director and T. Schreiber staff during staged readings; interacting with audiences post-readings; and participating in the workshop production. While T. Schreiber cannot provide transportation or housing to playwrights submitting works from outside the NYC area, every effort will be made to help selected playwrights find local accommodations.


Submission deadline for the New Works Project is October 1st, 2011.
Submission must be full-length in any genre.
Plays may not have received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission.
Playwrights with past production experience are especially encouraged to submit new work.
Productions should be developed for the stage, not other media: e.g. screenplays or teleplays submitted as theatrical plays.
One script per author.
There is NO submission fee for the New Works Project.
Plays should be between 90 minutes and 2 hours in length.
Do not send more than the materials requested below. No incomplete submissions will be accepted. We do NOT return script or treatment submissions.
Please NO PHONE OR EMAIL inquiries.
Submission is a two-phase process.

Phase I: Submit a two page maximum treatment of the play including title, character breakdown (please include age range and gender), and brief story synopsis. Also include 5 pages of consecutive sample dialogue. Playwrights should also include a one page bio and resume including contact information. All abstracts and dialogue samples will be read. From these, selected manuscripts will be solicited for Phase II by November 1st, 2011.

Due to the expected high volume of submissions, no materials will be returned to playwrights. Do not send a manuscript with or instead of the abstract. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be read. Paper copies must be mailed to T. Schreiber studio at the address listed below.

Phase II: All manuscripts that have been solicited for Phase II will be read and reviewed by the selection committee. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, securely bound and have the playwright’s name, contact address and phone number clearly visible on the front page. No unsolicited manuscripts.

Send treatment, sample dialogue and resume to:

T. Schreiber Studio
c/o New Works Project
151 W. 26th Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Monday, August 22, 2011

Harvest One-Act Play Festival

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Variations Theatre Group (VTG) is proud to announce their second annual Harvest One-Act Play Festival. The selected plays will receive a showing at the Hudson Guild Theatre, beginning the second week of October 2011. During the course of two (2) weeks, each play will have an opportunity to impress audiences and a panel of judges composed of esteemed professionals from the theatrical and literary world. There will be three (3) official rounds of the festival, with winners of each round chosen by a combination of audience and judges’ votes. The playwright of the winning play will receive a grand prize of $1,000.00 and the opportunity to develop the play into a full length production with VTG next season. Awards will also be given out for Best Actor, Best Actress, and Best Director. The awards ceremony and final performances will be on October 22nd, 2011 at 10pm.

You may submit up to two (2) plays/applications for the festival. Submissions will only be accepted online to Please include a completed application form, a character breakdown of your play, and a copy of your script as a PDF or Word document. All submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday, September 30th, 2011. There is no submission fee, but if your piece is chosen there is a production fee of $300.00 which is used to help defray operational costs incurred by VTG such as publicity and space rental.

VTG is a nonprofit theater committed to public service and its founders or management work as volunteers, without compensation, to promote American theatrical talent. For more information please visit our website

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Theatre503 are pleased to announce that we are once again looking for five new playwrights

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Theatre503 are pleased to announce that we are once again looking for five new playwrights to become part of the Theatre503 team – to work with us, write for us and inspire us.

This exciting opportunity has helped us evolve the way we work with playwrights and explore ways in which we can place the writer at the centre of what we do at Theatre503. The playwrights will have a creative home in the theatre, with opportunities to engage in every aspect of the theatre’s work and feed the vision of the building.

Each playwright will be supported in writing a first draft commission for the theatre between autumn 2011 and autumn 2012. At least one of the plays will be taken into full production and we have a commitment to finding appropriate production opportunities for all the writers involved. The only commissioning brief is to be ‘fearless’ and to create work that is immediate, responsive and of boundless possibility.

In the first year of the scheme we produced three of the writer commissions in-house, and a short play commissioned by 503 has been developed into a full-length musical, soon to receive a major London production. The remaining playwright received a full production with the Hightide/Old Vic during their participation on the scheme.

We are looking or writers at an early stage in their career, who may have had some playwriting success, but have yet to have a professional production of their work in London or in a major regional venue.

We are asking playwrights to submit to us by Monday 5th September 2011:

1. A sample of their work.
2. A rough idea of what they’d like to write for us.
3. A statement of where they are in their practice, what they would hope to get from working with us
4. What they’d hope to contribute to the theatre.

We will be creating a shortlist of writers at the end of September, with a view to the project starting mid-autumn.

Please make submissions via email only to

Any queries can also be emailed to

Orange Tea Theatre Company seeks plays

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Orange Tea Theatre Company is an exciting new English language theatre company based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. We are appealing for fresh new plays and would like to invite you to send us your best full length play to be performed with our company for one or two evenings in late November/early December, with a view to have more performances.

This would be a great opportunity for someone looking to have a world premiere of his or her writing, and an opportunity to build a relationship with a budding company.

Our audience is Eurocentric and we ask that the content be understood and appreciated by a wide variety of people.

Please send your play with a 100 word breakdown of the content to no later than 31 August 2011. You will be notified by early September if your play has been accepted. This position is unpaid.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Remy Bumppo's 2012/2013 Translations and Adaptations Reading Series

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Remy Bumppo seeks translations of foreign-language plays and/or new versions of existing plays, fictions, histories, memoirs, or other source materials. We encourage writers who believe a text needs a fresh voice or particular cultural, political, or social points of view in order to deliver a story to a modern audience. We are especially interested in plays that relate to Remy Bumppo’s mission of producing works driven by vivid theatrical language. Scripts will receive due consideration, not just for future development, but also for public readings and possible future mainstage production.

NO HARD-COPY SUBMISSIONS, please. Email your script, along with a cover letter and resume, to Artistic Assistant Jim Manganello at The deadline for consideration in our 2012/2013 reading series is November 1, 2011.

Celebrationworks seeks plays

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Celebrationworks Theatre Ensemble presents:
Kicking the Dickens out of the Holidays
DEADLINE: 12/01/2011

CELEBRATIONWORKS at Seaside Off-Broadway Theatre in Encinitas, California,
seeks unpublished, unsentimental, off-beat, comedic one act plays 10 to 30
minutes that are alternatives to traditional holiday plays.

Set: simple or suggested. Maximum 6 characters.

While we have no desire to limit anyone's creativity, we can't do plays
that contain violence, are sexually explicit or contain obscenity.

At this time, we are unable to do adaptations, musicals, or children's

A signature Celebrationworks play is humorous, contains fresh ideas,
characterization, dialogue, plot, is thoughtful without being ponderous has
significance and is theatrical. Plays that shed new light on hopes, fears and joys
of different cultures, race, lifestyle, political loyalties and religious
beliefs, express human dilemmas and have consequences, get our attention.
California writers are given preference.

We prefer unpublished plays and plays that have not been produced in
Southern California. (Plays that have had staged readings are eligible.) Email
submissions accepted. A cover letter, a synopsis, and credits, if you have
them, should accompany the play.

Please send to

Limitations: No children roles, adaptations, musicals, children's theater,
plays that contain violence, are sexually explicit or contain obscenity.

Deathscribe radio scripts wanted

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We are looking for 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary,
imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright
grotesque. We put no restrictions on contestants as to content or tone, but
keep in mind that we are a Horror Theatre. We take our horror seriously, and
so should you.

Submission rules**:*
Scripts must be ready to produce - all sound and music cues included.
Details on format can be found below. Please be aware that these scripts, if
chosen, will be performed by no more than 6 actors, therefore if you have
more characters it will require double casting by the director of the piece.

5 scripts will be selected from all submissions. After being selected, there
will be an opportunity for the authors to refine, revise, and tighten these
scripts (if deemed necessary) in collaboration with WildClaw Theatre

These scripts will be rehearsed and presented as an evening of Live Radio
Drama with foley sound at the Mayne Stage in Chicago's Rogers Park and
recorded for a future WildClaw Blood Radio Podcast.

Deadline for submissions is midnight, September 15, 2011.*
Deathscribe selections will be “blind.” The title page should include the
title of the script, names of all authors, and the address, phone/fax and
email address of the author(s). The subsequent pages must include only the
manuscript title and page number and NO identifying personal information
(name, address, email, etc.) or it will be disqualified.

There will be a “Best of the Fest” award, with the winner chosen by a
celebrity panel of judges on the night of performance.

By submitting to *WildClaw’s Deathscribe Radio Horror Festival*, you are
stating that the script is your own work and has not been produced or
commissioned for pay by other theatre groups. Plays which have been produced
professionally are not eligible. Audio plays that have received
college/university productions only will be accepted.

By submitting your play and upon acceptance to *WildClaw’s Deathscribe Radio
Horror Festival*, you are granting WildClaw the exclusive, non-binding
rights to make copies of your work in all media - including print, digital,
film, video, audio, or other Internet formats - used to promote the
Festival. WildClaw Theatre will have the right to produce the selected
scripts for the *WildClaw Theatre Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival*,
including broadcast and/or webcast of the festival; however, WildClaw
Theatre makes no commitment to produce any script. The author retains all
other rights to his or her work.

Instructions to Submit*
To submit electronically, please make sure your script is formatted
correctly according to the guidelines (see below) and submit your script as
an attachment to ** *.

• Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length. This includes all
sound effects, transitions and dialogue. The ENTIRE performance should only
last 10 minutes. (And preferably no shorter than 7 minutes. Please read it
aloud at home before submitting to check the running time.)
• Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in
any year. Submit three or more, and the Literary Legion will be very, very
angry, and will choose which two they wish to read arbitrarily.
• PDF format is strongly preferred. If you don't have PDF, then only MS Word
please. All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but
no identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document.
Submissions must be in a standard font and no less than 12 point.

THEM*. (Nothing against screenplays. But this is a radio play festival.)
• DO NOT submit full-length plays for consideration in Deathscribe. They
will be discarded. If you wish to submit a full-length horror play to
WildClaw, see our general submission guidelines.
• Scripts should follow radio drama format. Refer to *BBC Writers Room's
Script Smart* site (not
affiliated with the *WildClaw Deathscribe Radio Play Festival*) for script
format, samples, and free templates at **
• Writers will be notified by email if their script(s) get selected.

• WildClaw Theatre’s Deathscribe Horror Radio Festival will take place
December 5, 2011.
• Deadline for submissions is September 15, 2011, at midnight.
Please contact the Daemon of WildClaw with questions at **

Snowdance seeks 10-minute comedies

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The Snowdance Comedy Festival is a festival of original comedies that run 10 minutes or less. Submitted scripts will be judged by The SNOWDANCE Selection Committee. A selection of scripts will be chosen for production during the festival the winter of 2012. These selections will round out a complete Festival performance. Audiences attending a Festival performance will have the ability to vote for the production they enjoyed the most. The votes will be tallied throughout the five week festival run, and the Snowdance “Best in Snow” will be awarded to the winning playwright after the final performance on February 26th, 2012. Cash award of $300.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $100.00 awards going to both 2nd and 3rd place.

Through November 1st - Call for scripts.
November -Scripts chosen for production will be announced.
January 27th – February 26th - Run of festival performances.
February 26th (immediately after final performance) -Announcement of “Best in Snow.”

To enter a script, please follow these steps.

Competition is open to original, unpublished, 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions. Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered. One entry per playwright.

Plays must run 10 minutes or less. A rule of thumb - 1 page (8 1/2 x 11) of single spaced, average dialogue will total about 90 seconds. Read it out loud
- time it – test it – and re-write if need be.

Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2011.

Manuscripts must be on standard 8-1/2” x 11” paper, cleanly typed and securely bound. Scripts should follow standard format. (Check any scriptwriting book in your library)

Plays can have a cast of 1 to 5 characters and should be easily staged. Avoid any elaborate set requirements. And remember it is a ‘COMEDY FESTIVAL’.

The writer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address (if applicable) should be included on the title page and only the title page. The title page should also include a cast list, set requirements, and a 1 to 3 sentence synopsis of the play.

Submit one (1) copy of your script.

Send scripts to:

C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin 53403

Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at (262) 632-6802 or by e-mail at
Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NYC/Metropolitan Area Playwrights

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An evening of short plays
Moral Dilemma noun
A situation in which an individual faces conflicting obligations.

Comedy noun
Professional entertainment intended to make an audience laugh. Dear Playwright,
You are invited to submit an original 10-minute play to Abingdon Theatre Company’s THE MORAL DILEMMA COMEDIES Benefit Challenge. This effort engages artists who support a theatre dedicated to new plays.
Our Moral Dilemma Comedy Series is an opportunity to challenge your creativity and write a short play that features a character who is experiencing or instigating a moral dilemma. We STRONGLY encourage original play submissions that are developed for this presentation.
Using your skills and imagination, write an original play that will be presented as a staged reading on the set of Abingdon’s next production, BLAME IT ON BECKETT, by Jon Morogiello and directed by Jackob G. Hofmann. Please note “Beckett” is not the springboard for our series. We are seeking 10-minute comedies written in any style that reveal a fresh plot, sufficient conflict and a running time of 10 minutes, maximum. The setting must be an office – any office. Be creative! SERIES A performs on Tuesday, October 11, and SERIES B performs on October 18. Are you ready? Here are the guidelines. Please read carefully!

1. Abingdon presents the play. We provide the actors, directors, stage manager, rehearsal space and the theatre (the 55-seat Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC).
2. This is a fundraiser to support Abingdon’s New Play Development Program. All participants are donating their time and talent, and are helping recruit an audience. Our goal is to fill every seat in the house! The suggested audience donation is $10.
3. Each playwright and director will be able to attend the staged reading of their script in designated seating.
4. Every play gets two performances.
Please make sure you follow all submission requirements.
1. Your play must adhere to the theme of an making an ethical or unethical decision. The funnier the better.
2. Your play must be set in an office. Available set pieces include chairs and a desk.
3. Write for a cast of 2-3 actors (any age, race, ethnicity, or gender).
4. We prefer scripts that can be staged without relying on stage directions. If stage directions are necessary, please keep them to a minimum.
5. Your script will be presented as a staged reading in accordance with AEA guidelines. Keep production values to a minimum. Costumes are at the discretion of the director and the willing cooperation of the actors. No hand props can be used.
6. Plays should be in standard script format: 12 point font, 1” margins on all sides, and character names on a separate line. On your title page, please include your contact information (phone, email and address). Be sure to number all pages.
7. Submit scripts in MS-Word - preferred - or PDF format.
8. Scripts longer than 10 pages – title and character breakdown pages are not counted – will NOT be considered. Regardless of the number of pages, the running time MUST be no more than 10 minutes!
9. You may only submit one script for consideration.
10. Playwrights must attend the staged reading. Please specify your availability for SERIES A (10/11), and/or SERIES B (10/18). If you are available for either slot, let us know that, too!
11. We encourage you to attend rehearsals, if possible. The schedule will be determined later.
12. The deadline for script submission is midnight, September 16. Up to 12 scripts will be chosen.
1. Email your scripts to Bara Swain at
2. Write in the subject line: MORAL DILEMMA COMEDY SUBMISSION / Your Name
3. In the body of the email, send your complete contact information and a one-line summary of your play as well as your availability (Series A and/or Series B).
4. You will be contacted regarding your script’s status in late September.
If you have any questions, contact Bara Swain or Kim T. Sharp, Co-Producers. For more information on Abingdon Theatre Company, see our website at We look forward to hearing from you!
Bara Swain
Kim T. Sharp
Abingdon’s Benefit Challenge Series

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Looking for new Voices

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BWT is looking for new dramatic voices for possible future productions. Due to limited funding, shows that require elaborate sets, special effects cues, and costumes are difficult to consider for production. Please follow these other guidelines below.


Playwrights should send a letter of introduction with details of a play they would like to submit for consideration prior to sending a full length script.

Do not send a S.A.S.E. All scripts that are declined will be recycled.

A current theatrical resume (preferred, but not required).

Send one script at a time. Do not send large bulk packages of plays. We've had previous experiences of playwrights sending up to eight scripts at once and that is not something that we recommend.

Choose book or media rate to save yourself money on shipping.

No children's, 10 minute, or short one-act (less than 20 pages) plays.


BWT: Play Development
C/O 7 Bly St.
Rochester, NY 14620

Friday, August 12, 2011

NYC theatre company seeks scripts

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UPTheater Company, a new theater company located in Inwood at the top of Manhattan seeks an original play for our Spring slot to be produced under AEA showcase code. UP is not afraid to be gritty, rambunctious, irreverent. We do not favor camp or sitcom. Looking for plays that relate to and challenge an urban working class audience. Comedy or drama. We like them juicy. Special consideration given to playwrights from Inwood and Washington Heights. Please mail full script to: UPTheater Company, 60 Cooper Street, suite 2E, New York, NY 10034. OR email queries with production history, synopsis, and breakdown to

Six Women Playwriting Festival

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Our commitment to find and produce excellent ten-minute plays by women playwrights has resulted in some changes in our submission process to the Six Women Playwriting Festival. Please read the following policies carefully before submitting your play.

The Six Women Playwriting Festival 2012 will be held:
April 12-15, 2012
April 19-22, 2012
April 26-29, 2012

The theme of this year’s festival is TRANSFORMATIONS. Beginning with the next contest (Deadline: Friday, September 30, 2011), submissions will be limited to the first 250 scripts we receive.

Writers whose plays are selected for production will be notified by February 15, 2012.
Each playwright may submit only one script—send us your best work!
We are unable to accept electronic submissions.
No scripts will be returned.
Each script must be no more than ten pages long. Previously submitted plays are not accepted and will not be returned nor receive a response.
Each manuscript must be typed and individually bound or stapled.
Title page must include the playwright’s name, address, phone number, e-mail address and a sixty-word bio.
An honorarium of $100 will be awarded for each of the six winning plays.

Please Note: This year, one play will be workshopped by the MAT actors and director. The playwright, whose play is selected, will receive travel costs to Colorado for this workshop opportunity in addition to her $100 honorarium for the weekend of April 12-15.

Submit your play to: Six Women Playwriting Festival
% Pikes Peak Arts Council
PO Box 1073
Colorado Springs, CO 80901

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival Seeks Contenders for its Next Fight Night

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Deadline August 26th, 2011

In Roman times, Gladiators (usually prisoners of war) were made to fight to the death against chariots, exotic animals and each other. They fought for their very lives, often losing limbs or ears for the amusement of the Roman masses.

Playwrights, get to know the feeling! The Bare-Knuckle Theatre Festival is back for round three!

Five shows go in, one show comes out on top.

In the spirit of community: companies, organizations and self-producing individuals with original one-act plays are encouraged to submit. It’s a great opportunity to reach new audiences, self-promote, network and bring a little extra cash your way. It's a late-night no-holds-barred theatrical slug-fest and it’s ton of fun.

The Rules

Submit your best 10-20 minute play. After 20 minutes we will fade it to black.
Bring your own cast. We supply a stage manager and event staff.
Bare-knuckle plays require minimal sets (Tables and chairs provided), no major lighting or sound cues. No over-elaborate sets or props
No submission fee, only paying attendees can vote.
Any theme or topic, no casting limitations.
Winner by audience ballot gets 50% of the profits, so bring fans.
Hosted by your well-intentioned friends at the Altruistic Theatre Company.

To Enter:

To apply, contact us by email to


A character break-down and short synopsis of the work.
A full script
Writer/Company Bio and website (If Applicable)
Producer contact information

Deadline is August 26th at Midnight. No late submissions will be accepted.
Participants will be notified by September 1st.
The show will be hosted late September at 10pm.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sin City New Play contest

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Submission are accepted 8/15/11 – 10/1/11.
Open to U.S. residence only.
Winning play receives:

$250 prize.
Full production in the 2012 Onyx Theatre/Off Strip Productions Season.
Publication and licensing contract from Original Works Publishing, the home for bold, original, innovative new plays.

Submission Guidelines:

Full Length contemporary plays for audiences 18 and up. No musicals, adaptations, translations, or works for younger audiences.
Plays must be unpublished (including self publication).
In addition to unproduced plays, plays that have received only one full production in the last five years and MFA thesis plays also are eligible.
Maximum 7 performers.
Email the play as a single PDF or Word document, including complete author contact information on the title page to: onyxplaysubmissions@gmail.​com.

Additional Information:

Playwrights may only submit one script.
Five finalists will receive public reading at the Onyx Theatre in November 2011.
Winner will be selected by audience vote and an official panel of judges from Off Strip Productions.
Winner will be notified by email and phone.

Impressive impressions

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Independent producer seeks to premiere a short original play for a man and a woman in their 20-30s

Independent producer seeks to premiere a short original play for a man and a woman in their 20-30s. Ideally, the play will be about 20-30 minutes in length. Seeking excellent writing, character and story development. There will be no elaborate set design but there will be full use of lights, sound, some props, furniture etc. (what you might expect to find in a standard black box theater and possibly more).

This is for a performance at a known NYC venue as part of a festival. It will be a fully produced production consisting of a short play followed by emotionally-driven dance-theater material in the second half of the show. There are 3 performance dates this month, late August. Marketing/PR is being handled by the venue and also by producer's PR assistant. There is no pay for the playwright at this point but a great deal of exposure and future opportunities in producer's fall season and beyond.

Interested individuals should submit a brief e-mail introducing themselves + a brief synopsis of the play + an excerpt from the play and any pertinent links. Producer will request more info. based on submission. At that point complete details about producer and this opportunity will be disclosed.


Call for original short plays by playwrights from tri-state area

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Call for original short plays by playwrights from tri-state area.

South Street Players ( is seeking short, original, one-act plays for its inaugural Tri-State Theatre Festival. The festival will take place November 4-6, 2011 in Spring Lake, NJ.

The event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to South Street Players to help us maintain our commitment to producing high-quality, extremely entertaining theatre experiences for the 2011-12 season…and beyond.

Submission Rules and Process:

We are seeking original comedic and dramatic one-act plays.

Plays should have a performance length of less than 20 minutes.

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

South Street Players is a family theatre – no excessive swearing or 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.

Plays should be in standard playscript format.

Please email your submission to

Deadline: September 2, 2011, 11:59pm.

For more information, please email Rob Sullivan, Festival Producer, at


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An Evening of
the Sanguine, the Choleric,
the Melancholic, &
the Phlegmatic
Curated by Christie Lee Gibson

Fort Point Theatre Channel seeks your submissions for HUMOR US, the ninth in our Exclamation Point! series of short new works.

Do you have something up your sleeve of a singularly sanguine, choleric, melancholic, or phlegmatic inclination? If so, please send it our way! We seek pieces inspired by any or all of the Four Ancient Humors, from the theory that the human body was filled with four basic substances. When the Four Humors are in balance, a person is healthy. Disease results when they are not.

Please submit one work (or proposal),
maximum 10 minutes in length, to

Deadline: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Please include a sentence or two on how your submission relates to the four humors. Also, note any prior performances of your submission. And contact us about submitting works or proposals that cannot be emailed or viewed online.

We seek: short plays, multimedia works, poetry, dance, puppet shows, music, and any other performance genre you can think of. We especially invite you to submit collaborative or cross-genre work. Excerpts of longer pieces are welcome.

Fort Point Theatre Channel will select several pieces that together form an intriguing, original, and entertaining evening. We will also work with contributors as needed on assembling performers and other collaborators.

Expect one to three rehearsals or planning meetings to prepare as a group for the performance. Scripted works will be performed script-in-hand.

HUMOR US will take place in the fall 2011 in a non-traditional venue in
Fort Point, Boston.

MONEY: There is no submission fee.
Exclamation Point! is offered to the public for free.
Participants receive a very small honorarium.

We invite you to share this call with your colleagues and friends.

We will post more information on our website when it is available. And we invite you to view photos and descriptions from past Exclamation Points and other Fort Point Theatre Channel events:

Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts. We bring together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching the Fort Point community, Boston, and beyond.


The Crest Theatre Company is dedicated to developing playwrights and producing works that are American in theme and nature. Our intent is to examine our American ways of life, its many themes, elements, pitfalls, highlights, and future.

We are planning to do our first reading series starting this September, with a monthly reading series throughout the remainder of 2011. We are asking for submissions from playwrights that is a (straight-play/musical; one act, short play, or full length) work that you feel embodies the above description. This a great opportunity to see a new play read and have feedback on it so that it may continue to be developed. You will be notified of acceptance if you are chosen by no later than August 20, 2011. We would like to have all submissions by Friday, August 10, 2011.

Please email all submissions to

Mad Dog Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions

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Mad Dog Theatre Company is currently seeking submissions for its 2011- 2012 season. Mad Dog is committed to producing new works and striving for passionate collaboration from inception through performance.

We are accepting submissions of all genres and lengths, provided that they have NEVER been produced in New York City. Musicals are welcome.


Please include with every submission a short bio, a character/cast breakdown and a brief synopsis of the play.

Submissions will be accepted until September 1st.

For more information about our company, please visit

Monday, August 1, 2011

Play of the Month - September 2011

Announcing NYCPlaywrights September 2011 Play of the Month call for submissions.

Send your 10-minute play to NYCPlaywrights.

One play is selected from the submissions for that month and NYCPlaywrights videorecords a reading of the play. The play will be posted on the NYCPlaywrights web site.

For more details about the play of the month project go to this page on the site: play of the month or click the tab at the top of this web page.

Since the NYCPlaywrights web site is viewed by 2,500+ unique visitors per month, there is the potential for many more people to see a reading-performance of the play than at a typical 10-minute play festival.

10-Minute Play of the Month: SEPTEMBER 2011

The theme for September is the tenth anniversary of the 9-11 World Trade Center attacks.

Deadline: Sunday, September 4, 2011, 11:59 PM

1. Send only one ten minute play per author to

2. The script submission should be sent by email, with the play itself as a file attached to the email. File format should be in either Microsoft Word (.doc) or .pdf.

3. The script can be no longer than 10 pages (not including title page, setting info page, etc. but only from where the actual on-stage directions and dialog begin.)

4. The script should be in standard playscript format. If you are not sure what that is, see this page on the NYCPlaywrights web site:

Plays that are not in standard format will be rejected immediately.

5. Make sure you have your name and your email address on the title page of the script.

6. Plays can be from anybody, anywhere in the world, but must be primarily in English (a few non-English phrases are acceptable, but the phrases must include English translations in production notes or stage directions.)

7. There is no fee for submission - and no payment given for the plays selected. Do not send a submission if you are expecting monetary compensation.

8. The NYCPlaywrights selection decision is final and NYCPlaywrights reserves the right to select no plays from those submitted.

9. The selected play will be videotaped as a reading during an NYCPlaywrights meeting and posted shortly after, during the month of September.

10. The playwright will be asked to review the video recording before
it is made public.

11. The video recording of the play reading will be posted to the NYCPlaywrights YouTube account and from there embedded into the NYCPlaywrights blog. The embedded section may be an excerpt of the play reading rather than the entire reading.

12. The play must reflect the month's theme in some meaningful way.

Any questions email Nancy at