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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)

All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.

We're building up new opportunites, and we're organizing them differently as well:

#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Backstage, Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, On screen, On set, Funding, and Residencies.

We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.

We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.

We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.

*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.

September’s Special Opportunity
Works By Women Production Submission

Submit your theatre production featuring women writers, directors or designers to Works by Women! Don’t forget to include our code to let them know that we sent you. You can get September’s Opportunity Code by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com and it’ll come directly to your inbox!

If your production (no readings or free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, Works by Women would love to include it on our website and maybe even bring our group to see it. Submit your information here: http://www.worksbywomen.org/suggest-a-show.html  

Don’t meet those requirements? Members of Works by Women can share their productions in our weekly updates by emailing info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show” by Monday at noon. How do you become a member? Simply join our mailing list: http://www.worksbywomen.org/join-our-mailing-list.html

Are you part of a theatre company or advocacy organization that is committed to actively working towards gender parity in theatre? 

Check out Works by Women's list of theatre companies (http://www.worksbywomen.org/womens-theatre-companies.html) and advocacy groups (http://www.worksbywomen.org/advocacy.html) and if you’re not listed, email us atinfo@worksbywomen.org with the subject “Theatre Organization for Works by Women Website.”

Project Submissions
Variations Theatre Group Harvest Theatre Festival No Fee to submit, but $300 Deposit if Selected
Seeking plays of 30 minutes or shorter with a maximum cast size of 20. Festival will run for three weeks, with a winner being chosen each round. The winner of the final round will receive a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to develop the play into a full length production with VTG next season. 2 submissions per playwright. Each play must have it’s own production team. Submit completed application form (available on website), character breakdown, and your script in PDF or doc format by e-mail.NOTE: Electronic submissions only. Email: harvest@variationstheatregroup.com, or visit: http://variationstheatregroup.com/newsite/harvest-theatre-festival-2014/. Deadline: September 21, 2014

Script Submissions
American Blues Theater Blue Ink Playwriting Award Fee: $5
Seeking submissions of original, unpublished, unproduced full-length plays written in English. Winner receives $500 and a staged reading. Open to all styles and genres. Submit script with title page containing author’s name, full contact information, and page count. A second page should list only the title of the play, list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Include playwright’s bio or resume in a separate attachment. One submission per playwright. Submit script by e-mail only, as a PDF or doc file. Submit fee by postal mail. FEE: $5. American Blues Theater c/o Blue Ink: 800 W. Cornelia, Ste. 204, Chicago, IL 60657
blueink@americanbluestheater.com, http://www.americanbluestheater.com/get-involved/work-with-us/. Deadline: September 1, 2014

Alumnae Theatre Company New Ideas Festival (March 11-29, 2015, Toronto, OT) - The Alumnae Theatre Company is dedicated to the production of adventurous, high-quality theatre not readily seen elsewhere, and to the promotion and skill development of women in theatre. Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented.Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Please include a cover page with the script/proposal, providing the play title, a list and description of characters (including age), and a short play synopsis. Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions or return scripts. NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2015 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by cold reads of all chosen plays in early December. NO FEE. Scripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to NIFscripts@gmail.com. Deadline: September 5, 2014

Exit 7 Players New Short Play Contest (February 20-22, 2015, Ludlow, MA) - The Exit 7 New Short Play Contest will produce short plays by twelve playwrights in an exciting audience-participation format, awarding two winning writers a prize of $150 each. NO FEE. You may submit either one or two plays. Visit http://www.exit7players.org/shows/theexit7newshortpl/ for submission guidelines and to submit. Deadline: September 13, 2014

Long Beach Playhouse 24th Annual New Works Festival (Summer 2014, Long Beach, CA) – FEE: $10
Seeking unproduced, non-musical, full-length plays. Included in the application: signed and completed submission form, check for reading fee, copy of the script (in a three prong folder or similar, not held together with brads), brief synopsis of the play, character breakdown. Check made out to “Long Beach Playhouse”. Plays can be submitted to: Literary Comittee, Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 East Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804, http://www.lbplayhouse.org/. Deadline: September 30, 2013

Theatre Three One-Act FestivalNO FEE
Seeking plays of a maximum of 35 minutes that are unproduced and have a maximum cast size of 9 and minimal set requirements. No adaptations, musicals, or children’s plays. Multiple submissions OK. Submit one copy of script with a cover sheet containing author’s name and full contact information, SASE, cover letter, synopsis, and resume. Selected plays will be presented for 10 performances and playwrights will receive a small stipend. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. 15th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, Attn: Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, Theatre Three, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512

Y.E.S. Festival (April 16-26, Northern Kentucky University) - Submissions (ONE per playwright) must be full-length and should include a one-page synopsis and a cast list with brief character descriptions. A Y.E.S. entry form must accompany a submitted script. Selections will be made and winners notified no later than December 31, 2014. Returnable scripts will be mailed back after the winners have been notified. An honorarium of $500 will be awarded to each selected playwright as well as travel expenses and housing while attending the festival. NO FEE. Visit http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/theatre.html to download the form to submit. Deadline: September 30, 2014

Landing Theatre Company (March 13-15, 2015, Houston, TX) - Seeking full-length plays for the New American Voices Play Reading Series. Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company’s Spring Festival in Houston, Texas. Selected playwrights must attend the readings. A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright. Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses. Visit http://www.landingtheatre.org/#!play-submission-form/c24jx to submit. NO FEE. Deadline: September 30, 2014

Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual Mini-Festival (January 2015, Acadia, Nova Scotia) - AUTC is looking for fresh new plays from new or experienced playwrights to stage at Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual International MiniFest. This is a student-run festival coming up soon and would provide an excellent opportunity for playwrights to see their one act plays performed. NO FEE. For submission guidelines, please visit http://theatre.acadiau.ca/minifest.html. Deadline: October 15, 2014

Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Sloan Project (2015- 2016 Season, NYC) - 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. 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.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. NO FEE. For information on submission guidelines, visit http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/node/28. Deadline: November 1, 2014

*Artemisia’s Fall Festival* (Fall 2015, Chicago) - Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query.Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline: December 31, 2014

Special Opportunities coming your way! If you are a theatre, production company, casting office or agency looking to fill gaps in your talent, please send us an email to specialoppssubmission@gmail.com, and we can feature you in our monthly #StageOpps.

House Technician (Currently Open, Begins Immediately) - HB Studio, the historic acting school in the West Village, is looking for a full time House Technician to begin immediately. Working with the production manager, the House Technician will be responsible for a wide range of duties. Responsibilities/skills needed include: strong carpentry skills, budgeting (time and resources), hand or CAD drafting, electrician skills, audio engineering, stage management, projections, scenic painting, and experience with MAC computers. HB Studio is looking for a highly organized person that works well with professionals as well as interns, students, and volunteers. The best candidate for this position will be helping in taking HB Theatre to the next level of professionalism while being comfortable with present environment.The House Technician must be very resourceful with stock materials, personnel, and vendors, must keep all storage, work and venue areas safe, well organized, and running smoothly. Be able to efficiently move between carpentry, facility care, shopping, clerical, prop, costume organization, and electrics. Sewing skills are a plus.Extensive hands on experience necessary in many areas of theatre, BA or BFA with production emphasis very desirable. HB Studio, located on Bank Street, has a venue that seats seventy-three. The stage is 19’ wide x 15’ deep x 11’ -8 “tall (to a dead-hung grid). There is a separate construction space upstage with an adequate stock of power and hand tools. This is in a newly reorganized facility. Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: mkobak@hbstudio.org. Mark Kobak, Production Manager, HB Studio, 120 Bank Street NY, NY 10014.

Production Manager (Sept. 15, 2014- Jan. 31, 2015, $4000 flat fee) - Reporting to and working closely with the Curator/Producer and Associate Producer, the Production Manager is responsible for coordinating the technical and production needs for festival productions and projects in American Realness, taking place at the Abrons Arts Center. American Realness is a festival of contemporary dance presented in January in NYC. The festival includes approximately fifteen productions in three theater spaces, three exhibitions in three gallery spaces and general coordination for festival pop-up caf+eacute; and bookshop. The Production Manager will report to the Associate Producer on production budget and purchasing. A strong lighting background and interest in contemporary dance is preferred. For more information and a more detailed job description, contact Natalie Robin americanrealness@gmail.com

Stage Managers, Kentuckey Stages 2014-15 Season (Bowling Green, KY; Pays: $401/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Contract) Seeking Equity Stage Managers for individual shows for Kentucky Stage(s)' 2014-15 season. Company states: "While we are seeking individual Stage Managers, we would also make strong consideration for a single person in residency for the whole season." Season includes: "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Stage Manager contract starts Aug. 25; runs Sept. 18-Oct. 5); "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" (Stage Manager contract starts Sept. 13; runs Nov. 6-23); "A Kentucky Christmas Carol" (Stage Manager contract starts Nov. 10; runs Dec. 4-21); "The Mystery of Irma Vep" (Stage Manager contract starts Feb. 16, 2015; runs Mar. 12-29); and "Floyd Collins" (Stage Manager contract starts Apr. 16; runs Apr. 30-May 17). Apply via Backstage.com: http://www.backstage.com/casting/kentucky-stages-2014-15-season-stage-managers-43166/

*Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program*NO FEE
Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical award is between $3,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or to build a body of work. Open to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Applicants must have resided in Kentucky at least one year prior to application. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. Rae Strobel, Grant Program and Community Building Coordinator, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 33http://www.sfperformingarts.org/temp-cat/adult-resident-company2 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202, rae@kfw.org, http://www.kfw.org. Deadline: September 5, 2014

Guggenheim Fellowships NO FEE
For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, fellowships@jsgmf.org; http://www.gf.org. Deadline: September 19, 2014

Cullman Fellowship - The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers supports projects that draw on the research collections at The New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library). The Center looks for top-quality writing from academics as well as from creative writers and independent scholars. It aims to promote dynamic conversation about the humanities, social sciences, and scholarship at the very highest level — within the Center, in public forums throughout the Library, and in the Fellows’ published work. Fellows are required to work at the Cullman Center, on the project for which they applied, for the duration of the fellowship term. Fellows may have a few prior brief commitments, but must limit research trips, attendance at scholarly meetings, and speaking engagements, and may not accept other major work obligations during the course of this fellowship. Anyone who needs to be away for more than two days must notify the Director or Deputy Director in advance. The Library will pro-rate stipends for Fellows who spend too much time away from the Center. Notification: March 2015. Award Period: September 8, 2015 - May 27, 2016. Stipend: $70,000 Deadline: September 26, 2014, 5 p.m. EST
The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, klist@journ.umass.edu. Visit http://emilylistfund.com/about.html for more details. Deadline: Rolling

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle. Deadline: Ongoing

Recology Artist in Residence Program (2015, San Francisco Bay Area, CA) – Provides local artists working in all media the opportunity to create art using materials they gather from San Francisco’s refuse. Four-month residency includes 24-hour access to a 2,000-sq. ft. art studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of each residency. Open to professional artists who reside within one hour’s drive of San Francisco; students ineligible. Prior to applying, artists must take a tour of the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden (tours held on the third Saturday of each month at 10am). To reserve a spot and for more information, call Micah Gibson (number below). See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. AIR Program, Recology San Francisco, 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134, Contact: Micah Gibson, T: (415) 330-1414, mgibson@recology.com,
http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/apply.htm. Deadline: September 1, 2014

Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2015, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,http://www.khncenterforthearts.org. Deadline: September 1, 2014

MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between February 1 – May 31, 2015, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886, admissions@macdowellcolony.org, www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html. Receipt Deadline: September 15, 2014

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2015, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30 per day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $30. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline: September 15, 2014

Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2015, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: September 15, 2014

The Millay Colony for the Arts (April-November, 2014, Austerlitz, NY) – Residencies of an average of 1 month for visual artists, composers, and writers (including playwrights and screenwriters). Residency provides housing, food, and studio. Artist responsible for travel and materials. Application available online. FEE: $35. Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director, Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., PO Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017, T: (518) 392-3103, FAX: (518) 392-4144, apply@millaycolony.org, www.millaycolony.org. Deadline: October 1, 2014

Vermont Studio Center (year-round, Johnson, VT) – 2-12 week residencies for writers (including screenwriters and playwrights) and visual artists (excluding filmmakers). Organization provides housing, meals, and studios. Resident responsible for residency fee ($3,500 per month) and travel. Full and partial fellowships, as well as work-exchange fellowships, are available to offset residency costs; some fellowships include travel reimbursement and materials stipend. See website for application and information about fellowships. FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730, info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org.Receipt Deadline: October 1, 2014

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