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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Discount tickets: KENNEDY: BOBBY'S LAST CRUSADE


Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade

A New American Play
Theatre at St. Clement’s
423 West 46 Street, NYC 10036

http://www.KennedyBobbysLastCrusade.com

Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade follows Robert F. Kennedy during the fateful 1968 presidential campaign, from his announcement of his intention to enter the race in March, to his last speech on June 4th at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. This New American Play contains many of his most famous and impactful speeches as well as the private and more personal moments of those four tumultuous months of the campaign.

LIMITED ENGAGEMENT: November 1 - December 9

SPECIAL OFFER:

$33 tix (reg. $55) from 11/1 to 11/7

$39 tix (reg. $65) from 11/9 to 12/9
ONLINE: Visit www.KennedyBobbysLastCrusade.com and use code KNDYGEN
PHONE: Call (866) 811-4111 and mention code KNDYGEN


RESTRICTIONS: All sales are final - no refunds or exchanges. Offer subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other offers. Normal service charges apply to phone and internet orders. Performance schedule subject to change. Offer may be revoked or modified at any time without notice.

M. T. Pockets Theatre One-Act Play Contest 2018

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Winning One Acts will be presented in the 6th Annual One Act Festival
February 7-10, 2019

SCHEDULE

November 16, 2018 - Deadline for submissions

All entries MUST be submitted online

December 21, 2018 - Winning submissions announced

RULES AND GUIDELINES

Limit TWO entries per playwright.

Each entry must:
1. Be unpublished, with 3 or less productions (excluding readings, self-productions
     and/or contest productions).
2. Require two to four (2 to 4) characters.
3. Be no more than 10 minutes in running time.
4. Require minimal props and costumes excluding the title and cast pages.
5. Be no more than ten (10) pages long.
Questions, contact Festival Director Mara Monaghan
Mara.Monaghan@mtpocketstheatre.com

The Richard Rodgers Awards 2019

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Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters

These awards, created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development qf the musical theater, subsidize fall productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprqfit theaters in New York Ciry qf works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury qf the American Academy qf Arts and Letters.

REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY

The term "musical theater" is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. The submission of innovative and experimental work is encouraged. The work submitted must be of significant length to fill an evening, and it may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces.

The jury will consider only completed works. Care should be taken to submit the work in its best possible form as it may  not  be  submitted  again,  in  another  year,  even  if substantially revised.

Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.

Works by members of the Academy and previous winners of the production awards are not eligible for consideration. Former winners of Richard Rodgers awards for staged readings or studio productions may submit new works.

An applicant whose works in the musical theater have received professional or amateur productions in New York City or out of town is eligible unless, in the judgment of the jury, the applicant has already achieved significant recognition in the field of musical theater through the work submitted or through any previous work. Under special circumstances  and  at  the  discretion of the jury, applicants who have achieved recognition in fields outside the musical theater may be eligible. Works which have been produced by professional theater companies before a paying audience are eligible only if such productions received no more than 21 performances  by a for­ profit company or 50 performances by a nonprofit company.
SUBMISSION OF MATERIAL


The name(s) of the author(s) must be blocked out on each of the items submitted,  with the exception of the application form. Write only the title of the work on the script, plot summary, CD.

Entry must include four items:

Script with lyrics, preferably not bound. Binder clips, folders, or loose pages are acceptable. Do not send score, videos, or visuals.

Half-page synopsis of the action and a list of characters.

CD must contain at least 45minutes of music, including a minimum of eight songs, recorded in chronological order. Orchestrations are not necessary; piano and vocals are sufficient. Songs must be in sequence on the CD and each song's clearly typed into the script where it appears.

Please include a separate track sheet of recorded songs with page numbers indicating where they appear in the script and specify the total number of minutes recorded.

Application form signed by all collaborators in a sealed envelope with the title of the work on the outside. Applicants submitting work which has already been  produced  must  give full information concerning these  productions,  including programs. A work is not  eligible if one of the collaborators is deceased.

If the submitted work (or a portion thereofj is an adaptation of material which is not in the public domain, candidates must submit licenses, permissions, or  authorizations necessary  to permit the work to be produced in conformity with applicable copyright laws. The music must be original.

Materials  will  be  returned  if   a   self-addressed,   stamped   mailer   is   enclosed. Addresses must be valid for at least six months. The Academy will take all due care of materials but it cannot be held responsible for their safe return.

DEADLINE: MATERIAL MUST BE RECEIVED BY WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018


APPLICATION FORM ONLINE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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​10th Northport One-Act Play Festival

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THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THE MAY 2019 FESTIVAL IS NOVEMBER 12, 2018. YOUR SUBMISSION MUST BE POSTMARKED BY THAT DATE FOR CONSIDERATION.

SUBMISSION: The Northport One-Act Play Festival is a wonderful opportunity to showcase one-act plays and offer the theater community an opportunity to produce a performance of those plays.

There is NO FEE to submit an application and play for consideration to be in the Festival. You may submit up to 2 plays for the Festival. A separate application must accompany each play submitted.

JUDGING/PARTICIPATION: Plays submitted for the Festival will be reviewed by our panel of judges. The plays may also be read during a meeting at the Northport Reader’s Theater, if time allows, prior to the selection deadline. Playwrights whose plays are presented at a Reader’s Theater meeting will be invited to attend. Playwrights will be notified on or about December 15, 2018 if their play is chosen for the Festival. At that time, each playwright must submit A PARTICIPATION FEE of $75.00 per accepted script, which will help defray some of the expenses – e.g. space rental, printing, and publicity - with the Release Agreement by January 1, 2019. Playwrights will receive one complimentary ticket to each Performance of their play plus a DVD.

Important: The Northport One-Act Play Festival is held in a church. Please consider the language and situations used in your script. If you feel that your play is not appropriate for younger audiences, please let us know so that we are aware of this.

IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS FOR SUBMITTING YOUR SCRIPT (Please be sure to include):

1) Please make sure your script pages are numbered;

2) On the cover of your script, please include a.) Name of Your Play, b.) Your Name, c.) Your
Contact information [Address, Telephone Number & Email];

3) Include the character breakdown on the second page of your script;

4) Include the Setting that your play occurs (i.e., an apartment in NYC.) and the Time (i.e. the
Present.). This information will be used in the program.

5) Note: Ease of production is also considered as part of a play’s possible selection for the
Festival. We recommend one simple set and no complicated props, sound or lighting
requirements. You will be permitted to have opening and closing music;

6) Also submit a digital copy of your script, either on a CD included with the script, or by email
to NorthportPlays@gmail.com.

7) Please include a Self Addressed Stamped Postcard if you would like notification that we have
received your script.

The 2019 Northport One-Act Play Festival will be held at St Paul’s United Methodist Church, 270 Main St, Northport, NY 11768.

We request that you be available to attend your play’s performances if at all possible. An Open Discussion with the playwrights, directors, and cast will follow each performance if time allows.

PRODUCING YOUR PLAY:

1. REMEMBER: If you do not produce your own play, a group from the local theater community will be doing so. That group must find space to conduct their own rehearsals. The Northport One-Act Play Festival will provide for One (1) cue-to-cue technical rehearsal, which will last no longer than 20 minutes in the theater during the week preceding the Festival. There will also be One (1) dress rehearsal on the stage. All rehearsals are scheduled in the order that plays will be presented in the Festival. Each program consists of up to 7 plays. A mandatory preview on April 13th will be scheduled, and must be attended by Director and actors. Half-hour time slots will be offered between 1:00 and 7:00pm.

2. LIGHTING AND SOUND: There will be a basic lighting plot that all plays in the Festival use. Any additional equipment (i.e., microphone, musical instruments, etc.) must be provided by the Directors of the play. Any music/sound effects must be on CD or sent as an MP3 file and supplied by preview day, April 13th along with stage manager, sound and lighting cue scripts.

3. SETS: We will assist in any way possible to provide basic sets, but keep the scenery and props to a minimum. Any plans to use a large set piece to support the production must be mentioned to the producers of the play before April 13th. Your cast will be asked to help clear your set after each performance.

4. RUNNING TIME: It is very important that you give us the running time of your play so we can accurately put together the running time of each Program. The maximum running time for a play in the Festival is 20 minutes. Any play going longer in rehearsal will require some editing. The minimum running time is 7 minutes.

5. REHEARSALS: Directors and cast must be available to present their play to Festival producers April 13th (time to be determined) so that the producers are aware of its current running time and readiness for the Festival. Note: Producers may request the directors to have playwrights make edits to reduce the running time of the play at this point if it is determined that it will run past 20 minutes. Directors and cast must attend tech and dress rehearsals on the dates assigned during the week preceding the Festival.

6. ACTORS: If asked, management can assist in casting by providing contact information to appropriate actors and publicizing your auditions. You must send descriptions of open roles e.g. age, sex, etc.

7. PERFORMANCES: All plays will be assigned to either Program 1 or Program 2. Program 1 will be performed the evening of Friday, May 3rd and the matinee of Saturday, May 4th. Program 2 will be performed on the evening of Saturday, April May 4th and the matinee of Sunday, May 5th.

8. TASTE OF THE FEST: A performance of the plays chosen by the Festival Organizers as “A Taste of the Fest” will be invited to perform at the Northport Library on Sunday, May 19th at 2:00pm, followed by a discussion with the playwrights, directors and cast.

9. No Royalties or other monetary compensations are given for these performances.

Premiere Stages seeking scripts for the 2019 Premiere Play Festival

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Premiere Stages, the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, is currently seeking scripts for their annual Premiere Play Festival. The deadline to submit is December 15, 2018. 

Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in scripts that explore contemporary issues and challenge and connect with our audience. We encourage writers to view our production history for a better understanding of the types of scripts we have produced previously.

Submission Guidelines
  • Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
  • Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay).
  • Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
  • Musical submissions, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows will not be considered at this time.
  • Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has previously been submitted to the Play Festival. 
  • Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see schedule). 
  • Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
  • Submissions are accepted September 15, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2018. All plays must be submitted as a PDF via email to pfsubmit@kean.edu. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged. Hard copies will not be accepted.

Non-Agent Submissions
  • Premiere Stages will accept script samples & synopses from playwrights without an agent. Submissions must include:
  • Brief synopsis of the play (no more than half a page).
  • Character breakdown.
  • History of the play’s development (if any).
  • The playwright’s bio or resume.
  • Script sample from the play (no more than 10 pages).
Agent/Theatre Professional Submissions
  • Premiere Stages will accept full scripts from literary agents or theatre professionals affiliated with Premiere Stages.
Play Festival Schedule & Awards

From September 15, 2018 through December 15, 2018, Premiere Stages will accept submissions. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings on March 14-17, 2019. Following the readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2019 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

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Amas Musical Theatre's The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant to be given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World,) and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

The winner will receive $2,000 to help pay cost-of-living expenses and will receive development assistance in our 2019 New Works Development Program.

Submissions open on September 13, 2018 and will close November 30, 2018. All submissions must be sent through an online application that canbe found at tinyurl.com/AmasWeinbergerAward.

Only one submission per playwright/librettists will be accepted. The winner will be announced at the Amas Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary Benefit Event, April 1, 2019.

Submission Requirements

The musical must:
  • Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
  • Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
  • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.

What to submit

All documents must be submitted as PDF files and they should be named with the part of the submission it refers to and the title of the show in the format of PART_TITLE, i.e.: for Tea for Three; BIO_TEA-FOR-THREE, SYNOPSIS_TEA-FOR-THREE, etc.
  1. Biography and resumes of all contractually attached people such as composer, director, producer to the project
  2. History of the submission’s development, and any previous titles it has gone through (if applicable, maximum one page)
  3. Brief synopsis (maximum 150 words)
  4. Brief artistic statement on the piece itself, including all source material, inspiration, goal, message, etc. (maximum one page)
  5. Proof of rights (if applicable)
  6. Demo and track listings (Demo selections to be posted as a Dropbox link)
  7. PDF document of the full-script and sheet music, if available

Guidelines for Materials

All submissions must adhere to the following or your application will be disqualified before reaching our selection committee.

Proof of Rights

If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and/or underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured.

Full Script
  1. The full script must include:
  2. Title page (which should only have the title on it and absolutely no other information)
  3. Character breakdown (maximum one page)
  4. The complete script with page numbers
For the anonymity of your submission, the full script and sheet music cannot include any information on playwright/ librettist or contractually attached people, previous casts, or any agents. All submissions will go through a blind evaluation process, any personal information you provide will only be available to Amas Musical Theatre staff.

Demo Tracks
  • The recording should be a significant representation of the songs in the show that accurately highlights the style and character of the score and lyrics.
  • Demo tracks should:
  1. Include at least one song from the first 25 pages
  2. Have at least five recordings available – they do not need to be professional or studio quality but they must be clear enough to hear lyrics, melody, and accompaniment
  3. Have singers of appropriate vocal types for their respective roles
  4. Be full songs only, no medleys of spliced songs
For the anonymity of your submission, tracks cannot include any personal identifiers for playwright/librettist(s), the performers recorded, or contractually attached people.


The Winner
  1. Will receive $2,000 to help pay for cost-of-living expenses.
  2. Will receive development assistance in the 2019 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre.
  3. Will have the selected show rehearsed and performed by New York theatre professionals in an Amas Lab production.
  4. Must be present in New York City for the development process.
  5. Must give the right of first refusal for a world premiere of the selected show that will expire 90 days after Amas Musical Theatre presents the Lab production.

Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival

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Forward Theater is now accepting submissions for our Two Steps Forward Monologue Festival. All writers are welcome to submit. The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2018. Monologues selected for the festival will be announced on or before April 1, 2019, and performances will take place in June of 2019.

Progress. Onward movement. Gradual betterment. A journey forward. The Wisconsin progressive ideal has been all of these things and more… and also less. The idea began simply enough: honest government that responds to the needs of the people. And like all good ideas, it grew. The Wisconsin progressive ideal has delivered workers’ compensation, limited the working hours for children, and created forest and water conservation acts. This progressive ideal ratified the 19th Amendment for women suffrage and elected the first openly gay US senator. But like all journeys, the path is rarely smooth or straight. The KKK marched through the streets of Madison in 1924, Senator McCarthy dismantled careers and destroyed lives in the 1950s, and Milwaukee and other cities struggled with segregated neighborhoods and schools well into the present day.

As artists we understand that the journey onward requires an honest look back and within. Help us shine a light on Wisconsin’s progressive successes and regressive failures so we as a community can take our next step—forward.

As you consider what to write, please be as creative as possible! Your monologue might be from the point of view of a crusader for change. Or from that of someone impacted by change (positively or negatively). It could be set in our past, present, or future. It could take the tone of comedy, tragedy, mystery, or farce. Our goal is to produce a wildly diverse evening of theater, so let your imaginations run free!

GUIDELINES FOR MONOLOGUE SUBMISSION
  • Monologues should be inspired by the theme: Two Steps Forward.
  • Monologues must be between two and ten minutes in length. A general rule of thumb for length of scripts is a maximum of six pages, double-spaced, using a standard format (twelve point font). All lengths of up to ten minutes will be considered.
  • Monologues must be written for a single actor to perform.
  • We do not accept musical submissions, adaptations, or children’s plays.
  • Monologues should require very simple production values: set-pieces, props, or any other effects needing set-up, strike, or special technical support may disadvantage an otherwise excellent submission.
  • Each playwright may submit up to two scripts with no fee. For each additional script, there is a $5 reading fee, payable by check to Forward Theater Company. Checks may be sent to Forward Theater Company, PO Box 14574, Madison, WI 53708.
  • We are soliciting new work for premiere productions. If the piece has previously received a fully-realized production, do NOT submit.
  • Each script must include a title page with name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Please do NOT list your name anywhere on or within the monologue itself.
  • Submit scripts via e-mail ONLY to monologues@forwardtheater.com. Please use the subject line “Monologue festival submission.”
  • E-Submissions will be accepted until midnight on October 31, 2018.
  • Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail once they have been received. Due to the volume of scripts submitted, we are unable to offer feedback.
  • Winning scripts will be announced on our web site, on or before April 1st, 2019. Winning playwrights will be notified via email or phone on or before this date.
  • Writers will be credited in marketing and playbill materials and will receive a $100 total royalty for the Festival performances. Playwrights are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the opening performance.
If you have questions that are not covered by the info above, please email kmoeller@forwardtheater.com.

Parson's Nose Theater seeks full length plays by or about women for reading series

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Parson’s Nose Theater is seeking full-length plays by or about women. Plays can be any genre, but we are particularly seeking comedies and historical plays.

The plays will be part of a reading series in the Spring of 2019.

Parson’s Nose is an award-winning theater in Pasadena, California, dedicated to presenting classical theater and new works to audiences of all ages.  Please submit script electronically to mary@parsonsnose.com.  Be sure to include contact information.

Deadline for submissions is November 15, 2018.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Moonbox Productions (Boston) seeks one-act plays

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Moonbox Productions, in Boston, is accepting submissions for one-act plays, to be produced in February as part of our Emerging Artists Program, in Boston’s BCA Plaza Black Box Theatre.

Plays should be written by playwrights living with disability and/or explore disability-related themes.

Playwrights at any career stage are invited to participate; “Emerging Artists” refers to the production staff, not necessarily to the playwright.  Performances will be supertitled. ASL interpreted, and audio described.  The BCA Plaza is wheelchair-accessible.

Please submit plays electronically to:
Moonbox Productions
access@moonbox.org

Deadline for submissions is 11:59PM, November 15, 2018, at which point the selection process will begin.

29th Street Playwrights Collective seeks plays

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Submissions Open Oct 15, Deadline Nov 30 (or until we receive 150 submissions)

Please submit 8-10 minute plays (no more than 10 pages 12 point courier), spoken word, 2 minute monologues and flash drama for a staged reading on Monday, January 31 at the Bernie Wohl Theatre.

Subjects can range from political, social issues, current events, but there's always room for love! We will only read the first 150 submissions;

1 submission per playwright, send us your best!

Email subs to : 29thstplaywrightscollective@gmail.com

We will cast actors to perform plays as staged readings.
Spoken word performers please send link to your website/YouTube.

NYC metro area playwrights only! You must be available to attend because you will be collaborating on a read-thru with the actors before the presentation.

This is a community-building event. We want you to be there, participate, network and celebrate. Travel stipend of $6.00 paid to all participants.

http://www.29thstreetplaywrightscollective.org.

Itinerant Theatre (IT) seeks short plays

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Itinerant Theatre (IT) is now accepting new play submissions for its annual 10-minute and short play series, The Play’s The Thing.

Playwrights are to address the theme “Women Leading”.

Play submission deadline is October 31, 2018. 

Submit to joypace@itineranttheatre.com.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Olde Tyme Radio Hour seeks scripts

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Now accepting script submissions for Olde Tyme Radio Hour, presented by Hercules Radio Playhouse and WAMF LP 90.3 New Orleans The Voice of the People. Comedy skits, fake commercials, and serial plays.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Email PDF to herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com. Deadline for Debut Episode is Wed, Oct 31.

*  fake commercials 30 seconds - 2 minutes
*  comedic skits 2-5 minutes
*  serial plays 10-20 minutes (minimum 2 episodes) of classic radio genres (soap opera, western, detective, SciFi, horror)

Please no profanity or graphic sexual language (innuendo ok.) Social commentary is welcome, but aim for the style of classic radio shows of the 1930s-50s.

COMPENSATION
wamf.org is all volunteer. "Compensation" includes
*  Downloadable recordings of your work.
*  Live performance by New Orleans actors.
*  Your name announced in closing credits.
*  And a hyperlink you can share for friends to stream online.

For more info, email herculesradioplayhouse@gmail.com

Jessie Kesson Fellowship

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Deadline: 19 October 2018

Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre is inviting established writers to apply for the Jessie Kesson Fellowship in 2019. This award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor to honour Jessie Kesson's inspirational life and work.

The successful candidate will receive time and space to develop their work, as well as opportunities to expand their practice. This includes a stipend of £350 per week, plus accommodation. The successful applicant will:

Live on-site in the cottage at Moniack Mhor from Monday March 4thto 26th, 2019.
Have the opportunity to deliver three or four creative writing workshops based on or inspired by Jessie Kesson's life and work in local schools, libraries, or community centres.
Take a role in hosting a public evening event in the form of a reading or lecture.
Have the option to contribute one piece of work to Moniack Mhor at the end of the residency.
The final terms of the Fellowship will be agreed by the successful candidate and Moniack Mhor.

Eligibility
The fellowship is open to established writers. To be eligible for the fellowship applicants must have published at least one novel, one short story collection, one poetry pamphlet or had one professional production of their work staged. It is also essential that applicants have experience of delivering workshops or working with children and young people and/or community groups. The Fellowship is open to UK based writers and international writers. Only travel costs within the UK will be covered by the Fellowship.

Application
Please apply by sending:

A CV which includes previous experience of work with young people and/or community groups
A covering letter demonstrating your qualifications for the fellowship and how it would benefit you
A sample of your work (maximum 2000 words, or 6 poems, doubled spaced and single sided)

The deadline for application is 12pm on Friday October 19th, 2019.

Applications should be sent by email to: residencies@moniackmhor.org.uk with the subject line Jessie Kesson Fellowship or by post to Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre, Teavarran, Kiltarlity, IV4 7HT.

Interviews will be held week commencing November 19th, 2018 at Moniack Mhor Writers' Centre or by skype.

For any enquiries relating to the fellowship please contact Eilidh Smith, Programme Manager eilidh@moniackmhor.org.uk or telephone 01463 741 675.

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact eilidh@moniackmhor.org.uk (Eilidh Smith), or call 01463 741 675, or visit https://www.moniackmhor.org.uk/writers/awards-fellowships/jessie-kesson-fellowship/

FutureFest 2019

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$20 submission fee.  This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. Checks and money orders should be made payable to “Dayton Playhouse”. You may also pay submission fee online by this payment link:

ELIGIBILITY
Entry must be an original work (NO musicals or plays for children) that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2019. Staged readings/workshop productions are not necessarily disqualifying factors.

DEADLINES
Submissions will be accepted August 1 through October 31, 2018 (postmark).

SCRIPTS
Submit a blind copy (no name/contact info) of your script, in standard play format with pages numbered. After the title page include a brief synopsis, character breakdown, setting, and scene breakdown, if applicable. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (address, phone #, e-mail address) and resume.  If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will be disqualified. Scripts may be submitted electronically or via Media Mail. Eliminated scripts will not be returned. Script evaluations will not be provided.

CONSENT
Playwright gives the Dayton Playhouse permission to photocopy scripts for reading/production purposes.

Should your script be selected and produced as one of the six finalists, you must be available to attend the weekend festival (July 19-21, 2019) and participate in all events. Finalists must acknowledge the Dayton Playhouse when script is published. The winning playwright awards the Dayton Playhouse the option to produce the winning play as part of its main stage season royalty free.

AWARDS
A $1000 honorarium will be awarded to the winning playwright; runners-up each receive $100. The Dayton Playhouse provides the six finalists travel (within the continental U.S.) to Dayton and housing for FutureFest weekend.

SELECTION PROCESS
Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of five reads. The original play reading committee, following many months of discussion and voting, narrows down the entries to 15 – 18, which are then read by the entire committee before they select the 12 semi-finalists. A second committee selects the six finalists. During FutureFest weekend, the plays are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals (New York based and regional).  Following the final production of the weekend, the adjudicators vote and select the winner.

FINALISTS
Finalists will be posted on the Dayton Playhouse website (www.daytonplayhouse.com) by May 2019.

SUBMIT TO
futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com  or Dayton Playhouse FutureFest, P.O. Box 3017, Dayton, OH  45401-3017.

QUESTIONS
Contact Fran Pesch, FutureFest Program Director, at 937-424-8477, or email futurefest@thedaytonplayhouse.com

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Shakespeare in the ‘Burg Presents 2019 Annual One-Act Playwriting Competition

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Shakespeare in the ‘Burg is pleased to announce our sixth annual one-act playwriting competition, in conjunction with our Shakespeare in the ‘Burg theater festival. Dates of the 2019 festival will be announced on our website. The festival will be held at The Hill School, Middleburg, VA. There is no fee for this competition. We will choose three winners and each will have a staged reading during the Shakespeare in the ‘Burg festival. The readings will be performed by Shakespeare in the Square acting company from New York City.

For the first time this year, we will be awarding cash prizes to our winners. Each of our three winners will receive $550.

Please note that you can write in any style you choose; this is not a “Shakespeare” writing competition, so plays in any genre are welcome.

Because we receive so many submissions, we ask that no plays of multiple acts be submitted and that all plays are no longer than 30 minutes in length.

Please bear in mind that your script will be performed for an audience of all ages. We ask that topics and language reflect the fact that we will have younger children in the audience. Submissions falling outside the parameters outlined above may be discarded without being read, at the discretion of the judges. If you are uncertain about this requirement, please feel free to contact us.

We appreciate your sensitivity and cooperation in this regard.

Competition Rules:

Open to all playwrights

Scripts must be original. Musicals, monologues, film scripts and television scripts are not eligible.

Running times of no more than 30 minutes.

No more than one submission per playwright. Give us your best work!

You may email your script to: genie@printmanagementinc.com, and in fact, we prefer emails. In the subject line, please write: Shakespeare in the ‘Burg One-Act Play

If sending a hard copy, please number the pages and staple or paperclip your submission. Send hard copies to Genie Ford, 3803 Bayside Circle, Bradenton, FL 34210.  Include a self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like confirmation of receipt—or include your email address and I will write to you.

Submissions should include:

Playwright bio.
Contact page with name, address and telephone number of the playwright,
On all pages, please place the title of the play at the top of each numbered page.

The deadline for entries is a postmark or email at end of day, October 15, 2018.

Thank you and good luck!

University of Houston 10-Minute Play Festival Call for Submissions

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The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our seventh annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2019.  We will begin accepting submissions for this festival on August 20, 2018; the submission period closes on October 15, 2018.

Nine selected 10-minute plays will receive productions as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded José Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus.  This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional. One selected outside-submission will receive a production.

Submission rules:

Scripts will only be accepted during a submission window of August 20 through October 15, 2018 Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted.

The list of winning plays will be announced in November.

We will accept only one play per playwright.

Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 pages and run roughly ten minutes.
(Page count does not include the title page.)

Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30 or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.

Previously produced plays are not eligible.

Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.

Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.

Nine winning plays will receive productions in the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2019.

There is no financial compensation for winning entries.

Plays must be submitted via email.

There should be no identifiable information in the script.

Your email should include all of the following information:

  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number
  • your email address


Email play to:  uhoustonplayfest@gmail.com

Send inquiries to: uhplayfestquestions@gmail.com

The Camargo Foundation residency

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The Camargo Foundation, located in Cassis, France, and founded in 1967 by artist and philanthropist Jerome Hill, is a residential center offering programming in the Arts and Humanities.

Located in Cassis, a small town in the South of France, facing the Mediterranean Sea, the Foundation offers a quiet campus surrounded by the natural landscape of Cap Canaille and the Calanques National Park. At the same time, Camargo is only a forty-five minute drive from Marseille, and a short drive from Aix-en-Provence and Arles, which are major centers for art, culture, and research.

FALL 2019
6 weeks from February 25 to April 7
8 weeks from February 25 to April 21
11 weeks from February 25 to May 12

SPRING 2020
6 weeks from February 25 to April 7
8 weeks from February 25 to April 21
11 weeks from February 25 to May 12

Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, October 17th, 2018 by 6:00pm EST (e.g. New York City) / 12:00 midnight CET (e.g. Paris). Late and/or incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Eligible applicants may submit one application in total. Multiple submissions will be disqualified.
Applications should be submitted via Submittable and can be accessed at: https://camargofoundation.submittable.com/submit
The application form must be submitted in English, the supporting materials (CV, work samples, etc.) can be submitted either in English or French. Applications must include the following:

• A proposal narrative: describe your intended focus of the residency, whether on (a) particular work(s) or a more open-ended area of inquiry, examining the relevance of your project for today.
• A rationale for wanting to work specifically at Camargo (as opposed to any other residency center) and/or in the Aix-Marseille-Provence area (including but not limited to existing or potential connections with people, places, organizations, and environments).
• A rationale about why a residency is appropriate at this specific stage of the proposal and/or career.
• A current C.V.
• For artists: work samples. If providing a work in progress, please also provide finished work. Work samples can be: up to 16 images for visual artists;
up to 20 pages for writers; up to 20 minutes of clips for filmmakers, etc. Vimeo is preferred but not required for videos. Applicants must provide
information about each work sample, including cue point, passwords, the applicant’s role in the work represented, etc.
• Two references. Submitters whose applications pass to the final stages of review may be asked to provide recommendation letters from their
referees at a later stage.
An informational webinar will be offered for interested applicants on September 20, 2018 at 11:00am EST (e.g. New York City) / 5:00pm CET (e.g. Paris). Please check the Foundation’s website in early September for the link to the webinar.
For any technical questions about the application <apply@camargofoundation.org>.

Christopher Newport University's College of Arts and Humanities seeks 60-minute scripts

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Christopher Newport University’s College of Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Norfolk State University, seeks 60-minute scripts for the forthcoming conference on the Global Status of Women and Girls to be held at CNU, March 21-23, 2019

Scripts should engage with the theme of the conference (see below).

The script will be presented as a staged reading followed by a response which includes the playwright as well as two additional scholar/artists who can speak to the themes of the work, date TBD.

  • Plays should be complete at no more than 60 minutes. A script may be adapted from a longer play, but must be a complete work as presented.
  • Readers will be local college students. Please keep this in mind if specific character casting is required.
  • Playwright must attend the reading and talkback session. There are no fees associated with the conference, but no travel or housing assistance is available at this time.
  • No restrictions on previous productions or development, but play must be free from performance fees.

Please submit a script in PDF format with complete contact information, history of performance or development, cast of characters, a synopsis of 100-300 words, including how the script engages with the themes of the conference.

Submit scripts here: https://form.jotform.com/82196212984160

Scripts will be read in the order they are received and once a suitable script is chosen, no additional submissions will be accepted. Final deadline of December 1, 2018.

Intersectionality:
Understanding Women's Lives and Resistance in the Past and Present

This interdisciplinary conference uses tools of the arts, humanities, social sciences, and other fields to address challenges faced by women and girls around the world, both historically and today. Our 2019 conference theme marks the 30th anniversary of Kimberlé Crenshaw's use of the term "intersectionality" as well as the 400th anniversary of the first Africans arriving in Hampton and the Jamestown Colony in 1619. Given the close proximity to Jamestown and Hampton, this year's conference will especially highlight the ways in which gender intersects race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and other identity markers in complex ways. To this end, we welcome proposals that use an intersectional approach to understand these subjects, as well as the interconnectedness of systems of oppression, power, and privilege.

Topics addressed at the conference may include but are not limited to the past and/or present role of intersectionality in:

• Social Movements
• Women's writing and narratives
• Artistic representations of women
  (film, literature, music etc.)
• Motherhood and family life
• Sexuality and gender identity
• Reproductive Rights
• Politics
• Social media
• Employment
• Poverty
• Education
• Health
• Violence
• Religion
• Law

www.globalstatusofwomen-conf.org

Friday, October 12, 2018

COFFEE & WHISKEY PRODUCTIONS (Chicago) seeks plays

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— SCRIPT PUB SUBMISSIONS ARE CURRENTLY OPEN
SUBMISSION WINDOW CLOSES ON OCTOBER 30, 2018 —

Are you a playwright with a new full-length thing (between, say, 75 and 100-ish pages) that you want to hear read aloud by talented actors? Are you ready to take the next step in your play’s development? Well we want to hear from you! Coffee & Whiskey Productions is now accepting submissions on a rolling basis for the Coffee & Whiskey Script Pub, our play reading series. We’re interested in everything– if it’s unproduced and entertaining, send it our way. We have no restrictions on content, no problems with your goddamned potty mouth, and don’t mind genre work. We only want to make some of the best freakin’ theatre out there, whatever form it takes. We especially delight in all things funny, off-beat, and just plain weird, but we’re ready to tackle whatever you’ve got. Sci-fi? No problem! Magical Realism? Can do! Gritty Family Drama? Bring it! Wagnerian Epic about Joe Paterno descending the Nine Levels of Nittany Lion Hell*? Sure, why the hell not!

(Oh, one very important thing to note: we can’t do musicals at this time. If your play has a song or two, we can probably work with it, but full on musical theatre is out. Sorry!)

Please send all script submissions electronically, to scripts [at] coffeeandwhiskeyproductions [dot] com; use the subject line “Script Pub Submission: [title of the play]”, so we know what to do with it. Be sure to include a synopsis of the play, as well as a brief bio and contact information. We prefer the PDF format, but if you have some kind of ethical issue with that, just let us know and we’ll see what we can finagle. We try to respond as quickly as possible to all submissions, but give us 8 weeks (well, 8-sh; call it two months) to review your work. If it’s been more than a couple of months and you haven’t heard back from us, please send us a friendly follow up inquiry. And if you have any questions at all about the process, the Script Pub, or Coffee & Whiskey in general, feel free to shoot us an email, or contact us on Facebook.

Good Luck, and see you at the Script Pub!

*THIS WOULD BE AMAZING PLEASE SEND THIS TO US IMMEDIATELY

SciArts Festival of New Plays

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LSU School of Theatre and LSU College of Science invites submissions for consideration for the inaugural season of our reading series exploring the intersection of art and science. Up to three selected scripts will receive readings at LSU and a $1000.00 SciArts at LSU Playwriting Prize.

When To Submit: Submissions are now open with a deadline of November 30, 2018.

Dates of the Festival: April 3-6, 2019

Please read all guidelines below before submitting.

How To Submit

Playwrights should submit two PDF documents:
o Script cover page with name and contact information and a cover letter with a brief description of the play and how it fits the definition of a "science play".
o Script with no playwright information but a complete cast list with brief character descriptions. 
Email your script to sciartsconference@gmail.com

What We're Looking For:
SciArts Festival of New Plays will be part of a conference that is interested in new work that explores the intersection of science and art. Plays should have significant science related content as well as being artistically and theatrically engaging. New perspectives on the intersection of art and science are encouraged, but we are not interested in science fiction or medical dramas. Successful submissions will be viable theatrically with science content, characters and themes that are plausible and integral to the action of the play 
Formatting Requirements: 
Legible, 10-12 point font in a standard professional play format.
 
This is a BLIND submission process. Please remove author’s name and contact information from the script. DIGITAL SUBMISSIONS ONLY/ NO PAPER MAIL 
Include cast list with brief character descriptions at the beginning of the script. 
A minimum run time of 30 minutes for one-act submissions and 60 to 120ish minutes for full length plays. 
Submissions Should Be: 
• Full-length plays (not incomplete drafts or treatments) that stand alone as an evening of theater with a 60 minute minimum running time or one act plays running at least 30 minutes. 
• Plays that have never had a professional AEA production and have never been published; (readings and workshops are fine, but include a brief history of any such previous exploration in your cover letter.)
Submissions Should NOT Be:
• Film or TV Scripts
• Translations
• Children’s Theatre
• One-person shows
• Science Fiction or Medical dramas

What to Expect:

LSU will select up to 3 new plays for concert readings and talkbacks. Plays will be paired with locally based directors, actors, and stage managers and receive several hours of rehearsal time. While no guarantees can be made, plays will be chosen with an eye toward further development and possible production of plays that are successful in our Festival reading series.
Talkbacks with the playwright, the director and the audience will be held immediately following each reading. One-on-one discussions about the play with LSU artistic personnel will be available to playwrights.

Fine Print:

• Submissions are limited to one per author per year.
 
• Travel to the readings and three nights of housing will be provided for the selected playwrights in addition to a $1,000.00 SciArts at LSU Playwriting Prize.
• LSU Theatre does not ask for any rights to these plays at this time, but requests that any subsequent readings, workshops or productions of our chosen plays contain acknowledgement that the script was developed at the SciArt Festival of New Plays at Louisiana State University.
• Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Writing Poetic, Political Plays at Primary Stages ESPA

Does your play say what you think it’s saying? How do you know if it doesn’t? Through a series of guided exercises and discussion, spend this 2-day workshop breaking open your play and tuning your sense of how a play “lands” on its ear.

Instructor: Stefanie Zadravec (Writer, The Electric Baby at Two River Theatre Company)

November 10 & 11 from 11:00am – 3:00pm

This class might be for you if you:
  • Have a play (or an idea for a play) that you want to explore with the idea of resonance in mind. 
  • Want to create work that is theatrical, impactful, ecstatic, poetic, and/or political.
In this class you will:
  • Take a piece of your writing and break it open. 
  • Complete writing exercises to help you discover what your play is saying and who its audience is. 
  • Engage in class discussion with Stefanie about what makes a play resonate.

By the end of this class you will:
  • Have some easy tools to break open your work. 
  • Feel that you can write fearlessly and leave your mark.
Our award-winning faculty, comprised of working professionals in the field, provides practical skills and expert guidance in a collaborative community atmosphere.

Primary Stages ESPA provides students easy and convenient payment plans to break up tuition. For more information, call 212.840.9705 x215 or email espa@primarystages.org.

EST/Sloan Project 2018

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Deadline for artist proposals and script submissions: November 1, 2018
Deadline for regional development grants: December 1, 2018

The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.

The Project is designed to stimulate artists to create credible and compelling work exploring the worlds of science and technology and to challenge existing stereotypes of scientists and engineers in the popular imagination. The Project commissions and develops new works throughout EST’s developmental season, including one Mainstage Production, as well as workshops and readings in an annual festival called FIRST LIGHT.

Now in its 19th year, the EST/Sloan Project has awarded commissions totaling more than $3,000,000 to more than 300 artists and theatres. Previous commissionees include: Billy Aronson, Mike Daisey, Jason Grote, Ann Marie Healy, Michael Hollinger, Israel Horovitz, Tina Howe, Shirley Lauro, Emily Levine, Romulus Linney, Quincy Long, Cassandra Medley, Dan O’Brien, Carey Perloff, Bill Pullman, Jaquelyn Reingold, Tommy Smith, Caridad Svich, Vern Thiessen, Alex Timbers, Bridgette Wimberly, David Zellnik, Stillpoint Productions, and The Royal Shakespeare Company.

COMMISSION AWARDS

Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.

Commissions are also available for regional theaters who wish to sponsor a local project focused on science and technology, either by commissioning a new script or developing an extant piece. Regional commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, ranging from $2,000 - $5,000.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology.

HARD SCIENCES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

Mathematics
Physics (geological, nuclear, theoretical, etc.)
Biology (evolution, zoology, animal behavior, ecology, molecular, genetics, etc.)
Chemistry (industrial, biochemistry, etc.)
Neuroscience
Anthropology and Archaeology
TECHNOLOGY INCLUDES:

Computer Science
Software Development, Computer Development
Engineering (civil, chemical, mechanical, electrical, aerospace, vehicle design)
Space Research
AREAS NOT CONSIDERED FOR COMMISSIONS INCLUDE:

Science Fiction
Medical Conditions and/or Victims of Disease
Psychology and Human Behavior
HOW TO APPLY

NEW COMMISSIONS

Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project commission should submit the following as their application for a grant:

A one- or two-page description or a simple outline/synopsis of the project. This document should describe the actual story being explored and include in the description of the story how the science being portrayed would be inherently dramatic in the piece. Focus on plot and character development, and, as it ideally will in the finished play, how the science comes out through plot and character.
A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.'

REWRITE COMMISSIONS

Individuals, creative teams and theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project rewrite grant should submit the following as their application:

A draft of the script.
A one- or two-page cover letter detailing the development history of the play, your goals for a rewrite commission, and any questions you have about the current draft.
A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.
A selection committee evaluates the proposals and makes the final decisions. Candidates may be asked to revise aspects of their proposals, provide writing samples, and/or arrange a meeting to discuss their project as part of the selection process.

Deadline for artist proposals and script submissions: November 1, 2016
Deadline for regional development grants: December 1, 2016

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONS

Theatre companies interested in receiving an EST/Sloan Project regional development grant should submit the following as their application for a grant:

A current draft of the script, or a one- to two-page description or outline of the project.
A resume or biography of each collaborator involved.
A one- to two-page cover letter detailing the development history of the project and your goals for the commission.
An estimated budget for the project.
DELIVERING YOUR SUBMISSION

We accept scripts in the following manner...
Email (preferred):
sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org


Via regular mail:
The Ensemble Studio Theatre
Attn: EST/Sloan Project
549 West 52nd St.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-247-4982


Please contact us with any questions.
Best of luck to you,
EST/Sloan Project Staff

2019 Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference

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Play submissions for the Play Lab at the 2019 Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference are being accepted now. The first 300 submissions will be accepted from anyone; after reaching 300, submissions will only be accepted from past participants and Alaskans. General submissions are due by October 25; past participants and Alaskans may submit through November 21.

The 27th annual Conference will take place June 8-15, 2019, in Valdez, Alaska. Authors must register for the Conference and be in attendance for their reading. Selected plays receive public readings, with both public and private feedback sessions.

Accepted writers will also have additional opportunities to submit their work for consideration in the Ten-Minute Play Slam, the Monologue Workshop, and the late-night Fringe Festival.

Guidelines:
• One submission per author.
• Submissions should run between 20 minutes and 2 hours.
• They can be of any genre except musical.
• The play should not have received a professional production; readings and amateur productions are acceptable. Authors should be interested in receiving feedback and developing their submission.

Questions can be addressed to Conference Coordinator Dawson Moore at 907-834-1614.

ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New Play Reading Series at Penn State Abington

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  • I am the theatre Artist-in-Residence at Penn State Abington.
  • I am creating a new play reading series at the Penn State Abington campus site. 
  • I am looking for never-produced plays by local (PA/NJ/DE/NY) playwrights. Special consideration given to Philadelphia playwrights.
  • Plays can be full length or one-acts.
  • One play per playwright, please.
  • Stipend: there will be a stipend paid to each playwright who’s play is produced in this reading series. We are currently working with the school to get an exact amount for playwrights. However, we know that there will be a single stipend and that, if you wish to attend the reading and/or rehearsals, you will need to cover your own transportation.
  • Selected playwrights are invited and encouraged to be part of the rehearsal process before each reading. 
  • Plays will be read by both professional actors and student actors from Penn State Abington.

Plays about these issues/topics are sought:
  • Indigenous vs Colonial Culture
  • Mass Incarceration
  • Immigration
  • Sustainability
  • Opioid Addiction
  • Educational Equity

Please send a short synopsis and PDFs (only) of your play to: mtp24@psu.edu

Deadline: October 15, 2018

Playwrights will be notified by email of receipt of materials.

Information on Penn State Abington:
1600 Woodland Road
Abington PA 19001


REVA SHINER COMEDY AWARD

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The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019-20 Season. Scripts must be postmarked by October 31, 2018.

Previous winners have gone on to enjoy productions around the world and to garner additional honors such as the National Play Award.

2018-19 Award

Guidelines for Submissions
We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019-20 Reva Shiner Comedy Award. The top 10 finalists and the winner of the 2019-20 Reva Shiner Comedy Award will be announced at the end of March 2019.

  • "Full-length" plays will have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).
  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission. Plays that have received developmental readings, workshop productions, or productions at small theatre companies are acceptable. No scripts with previous productions at major regional theaters will be accepted. Once entered, subsequent activity does not change the acceptability of the script.
  • Each submission must include a synopsis (1 page or less) including the cast size. A separate page should include a brief bio of the playwright, and production/development history if applicable.
  • Each submission must include a cover letter with contact information and a $10.00 reader fee. Agent submissions require no fee. The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card. The BPP only accepts U.S. checks or money orders (Make check payable to "BPP"). No international checks or money orders will be accepted. If submitting internationally or if you want to avoid paying by check, pay online with your credit card here:
  •  Pay Reader Fee   
  • Make sure to note with your submission that you have paid the reader fee online.

It is preferable for musicals to include a demo CD. The complete score is not necessary but may be included. All plays are read by BPP's literary personnel led by and including the Literary Manager and Artistic Director.

We do not accept e-mail submissions. Scripts will not be returned. Blind submissions are not necessary. Please include all contact information. Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.

The BPP reserves the right not to name a winner and/or name a winner but not commit to a reading or production.

Send to:
Bloomington Playwrights Project
107 W. 9th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
For further information, write BPP, Attn: Literary Manager, 107 W. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404. For faster replies, please e-mail us at literarymanager@newplays.org

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Call for Submissions For 7th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival

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The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce call for submissions for the 7th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival at the Gaslight Theater, with plays debuting from July 05 - 28, 2019.

Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2018. 

(High School Submissions through April 15, 2019)

Professional Submissions: Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18' x 18' stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves.  Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.

Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes.

Up to eight plays will be chosen,  in addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival.  Mr. LaBute is scheduled to participate in the opening weekend activities.

High School Submissions: Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward:  The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length.
Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.

Submissions should be sent to(Snail Mail ONLY):

LaBute New Theater Festival
St. Louis Actors’ Studio
360 N Boyle Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
314-458-2978
http://stlas.org/services-view/labute/

Theatre Suburbia Mellerdramer 2019

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Theatre Suburbia, Northwest Houston's longest running all volunteer playhouse, is looking to produce a new Summer Mellerdramer in 2019.

Our theatre has produced crowd pleasing mellerdrammers each summer for many years. We have worked with published scripts like Little Nell the Orphan Girl by Nelson Goodhue, Deadwood Dick by Tom Taggert, Rascality on the Rig by William S Davis, and Curse of an Aching Heart by Herbert E Swayne as well as unpublished works by Eddie Cope, Paul Hager, Dave Brandl and other local writers.

Theatre Suburbia invites the playwriting community to submit new unpublished scripts for consideration. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2019.

GUIDELINES
To qualify for consideration, the scripts should conform to the following guidelines:
• The script must have a running time between 90 and 120 minutes.
• The script should have 2 acts with one intermission.
• The main characters (villain, hero and heroine) should make their stage entrances within the first 10 pages of the script.
• The script should contain from 8 to 12 characters. Characters must be a minimum of 10 years old. Remember: children can be difficult to cast and this may affect final selection.
• The scripts should contain asides (in mellerdrammer fashion) for the characters. The villain should have the most, followed by the hero and heroine, and remaining cast should have a few. The asides help generate the audience responses for the main characters - boos and hisses for the villain, oohs and ahs for the heroine, and of course cheers for the hero.
• This is to be a family type show so absolutely no vulgar, offensive or suggestive language is allowed.
• Set requirements should be simple with a minimum number of locations (house, yard, street scene, etc) because the show is to be performed in the round and the popcorn must be easily cleaned after each performance.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
• Any agreed to production can be subject to Royalty, and will be subject to written contractual agreement between Playwright and Theatre Suburbia.
• Author may, at the theatres discretion, have limited input into the producing of the script. The director and Theatre Suburbia have final authority on the production i.e. casting, set etc.
• The script should be submitted to Theatre Suburbia, Inc., attention Doris Merten, 4106 Way Out West Dr, Suite N, Houston, TX 77092. No later than January 31, 2019. If the script is to be returned if it not accepted, please enclose a self-address envelope for the return. Scripts may be submitted via email to info@theatresuburbia.org.
• For questions or clarifications a message may be left on Line #4 for Doris, at 713-682-3525 or via e-mail at info@theatresuburbia.org. attn: Doris Merten We welcome your scripts.

2019 Snowdance® 10 Minute Comedy Festival

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Produced by the Over Our Head Players at Racine’s Sixth Street Theatre

Official Rules, Application, and Script information

The Snowdance® 10 Minute 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 Snowdance Festival in the winter of 2019. These selections will round out a complete performance.  Audiences attending Snowdance performances 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 25, 2019.  Cash award of $500.00 to “Best in Snow,” with $200.00 awards to second place and $100 for third place.

* Through November 1st   - Call for scripts.
* November - Scripts chosen for production will be announced.
* January 25 – February 24, 2019 - Run of festival performances.
* February 24, 2019 (immediately after final performance) - Announcement of “Best in Snow.”

To enter a script, please follow these steps.

#1- Competition is open to original 10 minute or shorter plays free of royalty and copyright restrictions.  Submission is considered to be approval to produce the piece without royalty if selected for production in the Snowdance Festival.   Musicals, adaptations, and translations will not be considered.

#2- 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.

#3- Submissions must be postmarked on or before November 1st 2018.

#4- 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)

#5 – 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’.

#6- 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.

#7 –Submit one (1) copy of your script.

#8 - Send scripts to:    
SNOWDANCE
C/O Sixth Street Theatre
318 Sixth Street
Racine, Wisconsin  53403
     
#9 - Any questions can be directed to Rich Smith at (262) 632-6802 or by e-mail at snowdance318@gmail.com.

* Plays selected for the festival will be produced by Over Our Head Players.

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