We are looking for new plays in heightened text with female protagonists. We are considering plays for the following programs:
Fifth Annual Staged Reading Series - June 23 & July 14 - Two plays selected
Full length plays (90 minutes to 2.5 hours)
8 Actors max
Cocktails and Classics (Short Play Staged Reading Festival) - November 10 - Several plays selected
1, 3, 5, 10 and 30 minute plays considered
Should be a parody, homage, or in conversation with a classic piece of literature or art
5 Actors max
Submissions close Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST. Play selection will be announced by May 1, 2018.
Plays should be in a font no smaller than 11 pt with 1" page margins all around. Only scripts submitted as a PDF will be considered. Please include name and contact information on the title page. The file should be named "[Title of Play] [Author's Name].pdf," such as "A Winters Tale William Shakespeare.pdf"
Cover Letters should be placed in the body of the email to email@example.com, and addressed to Artistic Director, Emily C. A. Snyder. Please include the length of the play, any technical requirements (sound, lights, etc.), the number and breakdown of actors, and development history. Since this is a development series, plays should be ready to be publicly performed, yet should not have received a world premiere already (unless this is a significant rewrite). Please include a little bit about yourself and what draws you to the mission of TTF. Please mention where you are based and whether you are capable of attending rehearsals and performance in New York City.
Email Subject Lines should be "SUBMISSION: [TTF Program] - [Title of Play], [Author's Name]" such as "SUBMISSION: Fifth Annual Staged Reading Series- A Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare."
For Full-Length Plays
Please send the best 10 pages, plus title page to firstname.lastname@example.org. If we are interested in reading the full script, we will send you a request.
For Short Plays (30 minutes or less)
Please send the entire play, plus title page to email@example.com.
Playwrights are welcome to send up to two plays for consideration. Please send them in separate emails.
The Fine Print
There is no submission fee. Selected playwrights will receive a $50 stipend for full length plays, and $20 for short plays.
Playwrights must be able to attend rehearsals and performance in New York City. No travel stipend is available.
Due to the volume of scripts, we are unable to comment on any submissions.