We never post calls for submissions that require a submission fee. Learn more here.

Monday, February 28, 2011

LOOKING FOR ONE MINUTE PLAYS

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Spare Change Theater is excited to announce its first In a New York Minute playwriting competition in 2011. The festival will be on April 29th and 30th. This play competition will be a showdown of original plays with a length of around sixty seconds. The evening will consist of up to 30 plays competing for various prizes. Like a sports competition... this event will include a qualifying round, quarter finals, semi finals, and the final face-off for the top prize. The winning plays to be decided by the roar of the crowd. We will award cash prizes and the chance for a free space to read your full length play.


There is NO SUBMISSION FEE. We want this to be an opportunity for you to get exposure and even earn a little money if your play is a winner.

Deadline for submissions is Sunday, March 27th .

Important. Please have your one minute plays submitted with the following information. You can submit up to 5 plays.

Name: Address: Phone #: Cell #: Email:

Please submit to plays@sparechangetheater.com

By emailing your play, you certify that you give Spare Change Theater permission to produce all plays in their New York Minute Playwriting Competition. You understand that the play must be under one minute and that all cuts or other changes must be made and/or approved by the playwright. If your play or plays are chosen, we will notify you by Wednesday, August 17th.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Inaugural Ohio State University - Newark New Play Contest

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Rules and information:

  1. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere; plays must be written in English.
  2. Plays must be unproduced and unpublished, up to and including the contest deadline.
  3. Please use the standard playwriting format for manuscripts.
  4. Playwrites may submit as many manuscripts as they like; however, each entry must be in a separate envelope. Please make sure that each manuscript does not contain your name anywhere, but do include your name on a separate piece of paper, along with ful contact information, including an email address. (This is to ensure that judging is blind.) Electronic submissions are not allowed.
  5. Plays are to be full-length words; a collection of short plays is not an acceptable substitute.
  6. There are no restrictions on cast size or subject matter.
  7. The absolute deadline for submissions to be received is June 30, 2011. Winners will be announced on or before September 1, 2011.
  8. Third prize is $100, and second prize is $300. The first prize winner will receive $500, and the first-prize play will be given a staged reading during the first six months of 2012, on a date to be selected. The playwright is welcome to attend; regrettably, OSU-Newark cannot defray expenses.
  9. In addition to the prize winners, there will be an indeterminate number of honorable mentions, designated by a certificate.
  10. Winners will be notified by individual emails; unsuccessful candidates will receive a mass email.
  11. Following the contest, all manuscripts except the first-prize winner will be shredded.
  12. Send all manuscripts to:

    Dave Williams, Associate Professor
    Ohio State Newark New Play Contest
    192 LeFevre Hall
    The Ohio State University-Newark
    Newark, OH 43055
  13. If you have questions, please contact Dave Williams at williams.1342 at osu.edu

10-minute sci-fi plays wanted

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Hobo Junction seeks 10-minute comedic works. They must be original, creative, fresh and above all, ridiculous. We celebrate new comedy so all submissions must be works that make you laugh. Don’t worry about us, we laugh at everything.

All information and questions should be sent to: HoboJunction@sbcglobal.net
(Please put “PLAYWRIGHT” in the Subject)

Pieces should be 7-10 page original COMEDIC works WITH A SCIENCE FICTION THEME. Any play over 15 pages will not be considered! All submissions are due by March 7. A committee will review all submissions and narrow it down to 9 to 10 plays and on March 11, the selected plays will be given to 8 directors to decide the 8 works to be performed in the festival.

PLAYS MUST BE 7-10 PAGES, ORIGINAL COMEDIC WORKS WITH A SCI-FI THEME!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Goshen College Peace Play

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Department of Theater Peace Play
One Act play


* 1st Place : $500, production, room and board to attend rehearsals and/or production.
* 2nd Place : $100, possible production.

Guidelines

One submission per writer, unproduced submission preferred, 15-50 minutes in length, exploring a contemporary peace theme (broadly defined).
Submission procedure

* Script
* Paragraph synopsis including why you feel this work is a Peace Play
* Resumé
* Put your name on cover page only
* Use only a clip or binder clamp, no staples, folders or binders please

Deadline

Postmarked by December 31, 2011
Notification

June 30, 2012

Please send submissions to:
Doug L. Caskey
Director of Theater
1700 S. Main St.
Goshen, IN 4626
Phone: 574-535-7393

Thanks for your interest.

call for submissions - must travel to San Diego

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, BED AND BREAKFAST READING SERIES
American International Theater (www.aitheater.org) and Jamul Haven Bed and Breakfast (www.jamulhaven.com) are continuing their monthly play reading series. Free readings are open to the public and held on the first Saturday of each month. Jamul Haven provides a light dinner at 4:30, followed by the reading at 5:15, then a discussion with the playwright and dessert. Plays may be any length, but the playwright must attend the reading in San Diego at their own expense. Jamul Haven offers the playwright a 50% discount on their room if the elect to spend the night at the B&B.

Email submissions to William at aitheater.org, along with a brief playwright bio.

Aporia Theater is accepting submissions

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Aporia Theater is accepting submissions of one act plays, less than 45 minutes in length, for actors under 35 to be performed this spring. More information on our company is available on the web site.

Aporia recently produced Follow Me Down at The Flea.

Send your submission as a PDF by March 15th to aporiatheater@gmail.com with a cover note. Please title your file with your last name and be sure to include a detailed cast list with ages of each character. Scripts must be under 45 minutes long, and must not have any characters over 35 years old. Please do not send scripts that do not fit the requirements.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Waiting for...

Waiting for Elmo



Waiting for Godot

Stagecrafters call for scripts

CALL FOR SCRIPTS 2011

Stagecrafters is soliciting unpublished, short (10-15 minute) plays for the Seventh Annual New Works Play Festival. Play material is limited to adult drama and comedy pieces. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. Playwrights can submit their script per the guidelines at the link below. One script per author. Submissions must be received by midnight on Tuesday, March 15, 2011.

The guidelines and application below are in a PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. If you do not have this software, you may download it free of charge at www.adobe.com. If you prefer to work in a WORD document, the application is also available in this format as well.

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Indiana Repertory Theatre submission guidelines

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Submitting a Script to the IRT for Production Consideration

The Indiana Repertory Theatre is committed to producing new work onboth stages. Please submit your script through a literary agent, or by e-mail accompanied by a letter of recommendation from a theatre-professional (an artistic director or literary manager at a professional or university theatre). Scripts sent electronically (rroberts@irtlive.com)are preferred. If this is not possible, please submit a letter of inquiry, along with a brief synopsis of the play and ten pages of sample dialogue.

* Submission procedure: no unsolicited scripts; send synopsis with resume via e-mail to the theatre's dramaturg, Richard Roberts (rroberts@irtlive.com).
* Types of material: full-length plays, translations, adaptations, solo pieces.
* Special interests: adaptations of classic literature; plays that explore cultural/ethnic issues with a Midwestern voice.
* Facilities: OneAmerica Stage, 610 seats, modified proscenium stage; Upperstage, 314 seats, thrust stage.
* Production considerations: cast limit of 8-10.
* Best submission time: year-round (season chosen by February each year).
* Response time: 6 months.
* Commissions: The IRT employs a playwright-in-residence from whom the majority of our new work is commissioned. We occasionally place other subject-specific commissions.

Send inquiries or e-mail your script to:
Richard Roberts
Indiana Repertory Theatre
140 West Washington
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

Friday, February 18, 2011

Kids with Guns - call for submissions

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Call for Submissions 2012

Kids with Guns is looking for new plays and musicals to produce in the 2012 season! We are a collaborative production company who partners with emerging playwrights to create and present new works in New York City.
How do we choose work?

Our curatorial process renews each year with a call for script submissions that we distribute to our own network of artists, along with many NYC-based writers programs. Last year, 80 emerging playwrights submitted excerpts from their unproduced full-length plays. Our literary team reads these excerpts, then in late spring we request full-length scripts from authors whose work resonates with us most.

Throughout the rest of the calendar year, our literary team reads these full submissions and attends workshops and readings around New York City to familiarize ourselves with these new voices. In the 4th quarter of the year, we interview the finalists and select a project for the following season.
What kind of plays or musicals are you looking for?

The answer to this question evolves over time, but we can tell you a few of the deciding factors that made us pick Anna Moench and her play, The Pillow Book for our 2011 season:

The play itself is startlingly different from anything else we read. On the surface it’s a simple story about a modern couple deciding whether or not to have a child. Almost immediately, however, the script’s unusual narrative structure takes you on an adventure that spans time and geography: an Upper West Side Apartment, a hospital waiting room years ago, the Sahara, a mountain in Colorado, and so forth. The characters dutifully maintain their integrity while their life circumstances make epic shifts. And despite its ambitious narrative style, the script is economically written, the characters and their stories have clear arcs, and the story ends as simply and perfectly as it begins.

From a production point of view, we saw opportunities for choreography, a set that creates itself on stage, and a score composed especially for this project. In essence, all opportunities to challenge ourselves and our favorite collaborators to try something completely new.

And finally, we picked Anna’s play as much as we picked her as a playwright with whom we hope to have a long-term relationship. We’ve seen and read her work; we love it; and we have every reason to believe she will enjoy a long and prosperous career in theater.
Let’s get down to brass tacks

Playwrights may only enter one play for consideration for our 2012 season. Format all written materials as PDF documents with 1-inch borders, 12pt font.

Format your files carefully using the following guidelines:

Script/book excerpt

* Must include a title page
* Must be formatted using a 12pt font with 1-inch borders on all 4 sides
* Must include 10 pages or less of script/book/lyrics. So, your document page count will total 11 when including your title page
* We prefer PDF documents, but accept .doc, .docx, and .rtf files as well
* Very important! Name your document using the following format. Note that the marks between words are hyphens, not underscores. (If your document is not a PDF file, please substitute the appropriate extension): Your-Name-Play-Title-10p.pdf

CV/resume/bio

* Must be formatted using a 12pt font with 1-inch borders on all 4 sides
* Must be only 1 page in length
* Again, we prefer PDF documents, but accept .doc, .docx, and .rtf files as well
* Name your file using the following format: Your-Name-cv.pdf

MP3 files (musicals only)

* Must be in .mp3 format
* Must be 6MB or less (Try saving the file at a lower quality setting if it’s too big)
* Name your file using the following format: Your-Name-Name-Of-Song.mp3

Please fill out the form below and click “Submit” by 11:59pm EST Sunday, March 13, 2011.

In the meantime, get to know us better here:
kidswithguns.com
facebook.com/kwgnyc
twitter.com/kwgnyc

We encourage questions. Email us at inquiries [at] kidswithguns.com, especially if you experience any technical difficulty.
FAQ:

Q: Do you only produce works by NYC-based writers?
A: So far, yes, but we’re excited to break that pattern!

Q: Can I submit the same play I sent last year?
A: We would definitely prefer to read something new!

Q: How many plays can I submit?
A: Just one.

Q: Any cast size limitations?
A: Nope. We think larger casts are more fun, but we’ve done small casts, too!

Q: Do you do musicals?
A: We want to! If you have a completed musical you’d like to submit for consideration, please upload a 10 page excerpt of book and/or lyrics and an mp3 of a recorded song using the form below

Q: What do you mean by “new” plays/musicals?
A: We’re looking for plays and musicals which have not already enjoyed a full production, though staged readings are okay. Please submit only completed works. Works in progress will not be considered at this time.

Q: What constitutes a full-length play/musical?
A: Gosh. Not less than 60 pages, right?

Q: How do make sure I’m the first to know about Kids with Guns goings-on in the future?
A: That’s easy! Join our mailing list, friend us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter

THE SLASH tonight

N. G. McClernan's THE SLASH will be performed tonight at 9PM at the Payan theatre at Roy Arias studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, with NYCPlaywrights members Amanda Thickpenny, Carolyn Paine, Mike Durell and Abe Lebovic.

More information at Mergatroyd Productions

A short video clip - the big fight scene - Captain Clark vs. Mr. Quirk

Monday, February 14, 2011

SHARE YOUR EXCELLENT 10-MINUTE PLAY- not too late

The deadline for the NYCPlaywrights SHARE YOUR EXCELLENT 10-MINUTE PLAY is Tuesday, February 15 at 11:59 PM so there's still time to send. For more information see the post here:


http://nycp.blogspot.com/2011/02/deadline-approaches-share-your.html

Sunday, February 13, 2011

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: NYC/Metropolitan Area Playwrights

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ABINGDON’S SANCTUARY PLAYS BENEFIT CHALLENGE

Sanctuary noun
(1) a place of refuge and protection
(2) a shelter from danger or hardship
(3) a place of safety

Dear Playwright,

You are invited to submit an original 10-minute play to Abingdon Theatre Company’s THE SANCTUARY PLAYS Benefit Challenge. This effort engages artists who support a theatre dedicated to new plays.

Our Sanctuary Series is an opportunity to challenge your creativity and write a short play that features at least one character who is seeking sanctuary, providing sanctuary, or their sanctuary is being threatened. 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, SUMMER IN SANCTUARY, by Al Letson and directed by Rob Urbinati. We are seeking 10-minute plays, preferably on a socially relevant theme, written in any style that reveal a fresh plot, sufficient conflict and a running time of 10 minutes, maximum. SERIES A performs on Tuesday, April 5, and SERIES B performs on April 12. Are you ready? Here are the guidelines. Please read carefully!

GENERAL GUIDELINES:
1. Abingdon presents the play. We provide the actors, directors, stage manager 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. The suggested donation is $10. Our goal is to fill every seat in the house!
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.

SCRIPT GUIDELINES:
1. Your play must adhere to the theme of seeking, providing or losing sanctuary.
2. Your play can be set anywhere. Available set pieces include rehearsal cubes, chairs and a table.
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 (4/5), and/or SERIES B (4/12). If you are available for either slot, let us know that, too!
11. The deadline for script submission is midnight, March 11. Up to 12 scripts will be chosen.

HOW TO SUBMIT:
1. Email your scripts to Bara Swain at BCSwain4@aol.com.
2. Write in the subject line: SANCTUARY PLAY SUBMISSION / Your Name
3. In the body of the email, send your complete contact information and a one-line summary of your play.
4. You will be contacted regarding your script’s status in mid-March or when the 10-minute slots have been filled. (Submissions are selected on a rolling basis.)

Please make sure you meet all script and submission requirements. If anything is omitted, your submission will be returned to you for one last opportunity to meet those requirements.

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 www.abingdontheatre.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

Bara Swain
BCSwain4@aol.com
Kim T. Sharp
ksharp@abingdontheatre.org

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Deadline approaches: Share your excellent play - Due 2/15/2011

Have you written a great 10-minute play? Let NYCPlaywrights tell the world why it's so great.

In 2010, NYCPlaywrights posted an article "How do you write a good 10-minute play?"

http://nycplaywrights.org/10min/

The article presented an analysis of three 10-minute plays written by NYCPlaywrights members, along with the plays themselves.

Although the plays are very different from each other (a comedy, a horror tale, and a romance) each demonstrated qualities of a good 10-minute play.

NYCPlaywrights will post another article very much like "How do you write a good 10-minute play?" featuring three more excellent plays, on March 27, 2011. The worldwide theatre lovers who visit the NYCPlaywrights web site will get to read and appreciate these three 10-minute plays - your play could be one of them.

The Rules:

1. Send only one ten minute play per author to info@nycplaywrights.org.

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

http://nycp.blogspot.com/p/playscript-formatting-template.html

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

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

5. Deadline: February 15, 2011

6. The three selected plays will be announced March 12, 2011.

7. 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.)

8. 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.

You are strongly advised to read the article "How do you write a good 10-minute play?" before sending work. This article is an excellent guideline for the kind of work we are looking for:

http://nycplaywrights.org/10min/

Play-Makers Spokane: seeks comedy scripts

Play-Makers Spokane: seeks comedy scripts for Hit & Run V, a staged reading of new short plays.

If selected, scripts will receive a rehearsed staged reading in Spokane, Wash., in November 2011.

Past playwrights have included Elaine Romero, Mark Harvey Levine, Judd Lear Silverman, Nicole Pandolfo, EM Lewis, and more!

* Script requirements: Ten-minute and 15-minute plays. 20 pages max.
* Comedies only please.
* Produced OK.
* Playwrights of all ages and from any country are welcome to submit, but plays must be written in English.
* Two play submissions max.
* Solo plays, monologues, musicals, and children’s plays are not eligible.
* No entry fee. No payment to writers. This is a volunteer event.

Deadline: June 1, 2011

Submission procedure: E-mail a cover letter and script with character breakdown and production history as a Word or PDF document to playmakersspokane@gmail.com.

Questions? Contact Hit & Run coordinator Sandra Hosking at sandrahosking@hotmail.com.

NPA ANTHOLOGY: NORTHNORTHWEST – CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

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The Northwest Playwrights Alliance is now accepting submissions for its 6th edition of “NorthNorthwest,” an annual anthology of ten-minute plays. (NorthNorthwest is co-sponsored by NPA and Seattle Repertory Theatre.

This year’s theme: “Tatemae” which, roughly translated from Japanese, means “the public face” or “front.”

No fee.

Limit two ten-minute scripts per playwright.

Deadline for scripts: April 18, 2011.

If selected, notification will be no later than July 18.

NPA will not retain rights of any kind. Payment: international fame and complimentary copies. Scripts will also be considered for NPA’s annual tour to NYC and England, as well as production with our 13 annual summer festival with the Academy of International Education (AIE), co-sponsored with the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma, WA. Please send your PDF or Word submissmions as an attachment to nnw.submissions@gmail.com.

Questions? Please email nnw.submissions@gmail.com for further inquiries.

NCP Seeks NEW PLAYS to produce

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The North Canton [OHIO] Playhouse presents The Nationally Producing 5th Annual New Play Festival From Script to You: 2011 New Works Festival

NCP Seeks NEW PLAYS to produce 10-minutes and One Act Plays

Any and all genres are encouraged - polished and rough scripts accepted

Plays will produced in an intimate fifty seat studio

Compensation limited to free tickets and possible honorarium

Professional and Amateur Writers Produced

PAST PRODUCED WRITERS from Ohio, California, Illinois, Indiana, New York, Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, and more with various professional and community backgrounds
SUBMISSIONS over the past four year include over 5,000 pages of script from 89 writers

FESTIVAL HISTORY includes 25 writers, 47 actors, and 7 directors
Requirements for Submission

All materials required, sent in one email. Files in .RTF or .DOC (not .docx) formats only to: Email: jeremy_paul_lewis@yahoo.com

Deadline: March 4, 2011

In the subject/body of the email:

•Subject line must read "2011 NCP New Play Submission"
•Body of email state your full name, contact information, and play title(s)
•NOTE any plays of yours produced in previous NCP productions/festivals
Attached to your email (as RTF file only):
•One (1) page story synopsis
•Playwright resume - professionals and amateurs accepted
•Letter of interest - stating why you wish you play to be produced at NCP
•Title page
•Character page
•Full script(s) with numbered pages - maximum of forty (40) pages
Approximately Ten (10) scripts will be selected for auditions in late March as part of our script review process – seeing actors read and work the play. A final three (3) to Six (6) scripts will selected for public performance. Final selections will be announced in late March.

Contact Information

Jeremy P. Lewis, Festival Producing Artistic Director at The North Canton Playhouse
330. 324. 0475 jeremy_paul_lewis@yahoo.com
www.northcantonplayhouse.com

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Eleven Fingers Theatre seeks plays

Play Submissions
We are a new theatre company looking to give up-and-coming writers the opportunity to see their work on stage. Plays do not have to be in final form. We hope to develop and workshop plays with the intention of eventually staging a fully realized production.

Please only submit in pdf or Final Draft format to: ElevenFingersTheatre@gmail.com

THE ATTIC THEATRE & FILM CENTER 2011 DENISE RAGAN-WIESENMEYER ONE-ACT FESTIVAL

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THE ATTIC THEATRE & FILM CENTER
2011 DENISE RAGAN-WIESENMEYER ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
For 20 years, the Attic Theatre’s One-Act Festival has provided playwrights with the unique opportunity to see their work leap from page to stage, with the help of some of L.A.’s finest theatre & film professionals. Out of the hundreds of entries submitted to the Festival, between three and six of the strongest contenders will be selected to receive productions in the 2011 ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. A panel of judges selected by the artistic staff of the Attic Theatre Ensemble will choose the two best plays of the festival. The first place winner will receive $300.00 and the second place winner will receive $150.00 in prize money. Additional plays may receive Honorable Mention at the judge’s discretion.

ONE–ACT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Scripts should be intended for mature audiences.
Scripts must be original one-act plays no longer than 30 (thirty) minutes in length (playing time).
Author must own the copyright for the script (no adaptations will be accepted, unless the source material is in the public domain).
We will not accept scripts that have been previously produced.
Only one entry per writer, please.
Scripts should require a maximum of 5 actors for performance.
The script’s content must involve the theme. The 2011 One-Act Festival will commemorate the 10th Anniversary of Sept. 11. Entries should reflect on, react to, and/or consider in some manner the influence of the Sept. 11 attacks on the previous ten years. Plays should not focus on the events of Sept. 11, but rather should respond to how our world has been affected over the last decade by the events of that fateful day. In other words, consider where we are now, instead of where we were then.
TO ENTER THE ONE-ACT FESTIVAL

Entries can be submitted via email ONLY. Email your script as a PDF to attictheatrefestival@gmail.com. In the body of your message, please include:
o Your name

o Your mailing address

o Your phone number

o Title of the play

o Synopsis of play

o That you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of the contest, available at



Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

DEADLINE

The deadline for the 2011 ONE-ACT FESTIVAL is MARCH 31, 2011.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Seeking submissions for its 5th annual Sci-Fi/Horror Festival

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Award-winning company EndTimes Productions is now seeking submissions for its 5th annual Sci-Fi/Horror Festival, "Vignettes for the Apocalypse", to be presented in May. VFTA is the longest running Sci-Fi/Horror Festival in New York City, and many plays premiered in the festival have gone on to publication and further production. Submissions should have a science fiction, horror, or political bent and not exceed 50 pages. Send submissions to: submissions@endtimesproductions.org. Deadline for submissions is 3/1/2011.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

GUIDELINES FOR THE 2011 MET LIFE NUESTRAS VOCES NATIONAL PLAYWRITING COMPETITION

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+MISSION:
In 2000 MetLife Foundation and Repertorio Español joined forces to establish The MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition in the hopes of discovering new American plays by established and emerging playwrights writing about the many themes and topics relevant to the Latino communities across the United States—plays that may be under the radar in other venues. It has been our privilege to promote and develop new plays, encourage bright new talent to continue writing plays by providing this forum.

+REQUIREMENTS:
*PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*
PLAYS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS WILL NOT BE READ.

-Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depict the Hispanic experience.
-No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted.
-New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable.
-All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 1 hr., 30 min) and can be written in Spanish and/or English.
-Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico.
-Previously submitted scripts are accepted unless they have already placed in the top 10.

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

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

Round 2:
-Grand Prize Winner: $3,000 and a full production at Repertorio Español
-2nd Place: $2,000
-3rd Place: $1,000
-Two runners-up will receive $500 each



+SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
All applicants must complete the online application form.

In addition, applicants must submitt:
-One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script (PDF, Microsoft Word, Plain or Rich Text Formats Accepted) to nuestrasvoces@repertorio.org immediately after completing the online application.
-The ELECTRONIC COPY of the script must have numbered pages and a title page that lists the title and year the play was written ONLY.
-Please OMIT your name from the script
-DO NOT send other biographical information or reviews

Click here for the online application form

+WINNING SCRIPT:
By submitting your play to the competition, Repertorio Español shall have a right to produce the play for a period of two years. Such production shall be done in accordance with an agreement mutually acceptable to the playwright and Repertorio Español. If the playwright receives an offer within the two year period from a third party to produce the play, the company has the right to decide to produce the play on terms no less favorable than offered.

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