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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 opportunities, 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.

November’s Special Opportunity
**POW (Professional Older Women's) Theatre Festival** is seeking plays that feature major roles for women over the age of 50 for a planned festival in NYC in Fall 2015 (location TBA; the original POW Theatre Festival was at the Public Theatre). Any length or genre is welcome--dramas, comedies, musicals-- but at least one of the LEAD roles in the piece must be a female character over the age of 50.

This opportunity is being offered in advance to recipients of #StageOpps and will not be publicized other than through this newsletter until early 2015.  Please include our special code (see above) for entry.

Email submissions only: powtheatrefestival@gmail.com. Attach in 3 separate files: 1) a synopsis of the piece, not longer than 1 page; 2) any 2 pages of the play; 3) a bio or resume', or a link to an online bio or resume' (can be included in the body of the email instead).

Project Submissions
New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project (2015, New York, NY) – Awards 12 subsidized production slots in the festival to new musicals. Selected projects receive automatic acceptance to the festival, production deposit waived, access to the Next Link dramaturg team, access to exclusive industry networking events, and substantially discounted technical support. Seeking musicals in a variety of styles and forms by new, distinct voices. Submitted works may not have had a commercial production in NYC. Applications must be submitted online; see website for complete guidelines. FEE: $75. New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project, http://www.nymf.org/programs/next-link-project. Deadline: November 3, 2014
Mead Theatre Lab (2015/2016 Season, Washington DC) – Intensive program for performing artists and independent theatre companies, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers, as well as producers and arts organizations presenting performing arts in any genres, with an emphasis on work that explores provocative new ideas. They are especially interested in productions that offer new perspectives and presenting techniques. Over the course of the season the program provides fifteen weeks of theatre space, production management support, and mentoring. Apply through website. FEE: $30. Mead Theatre Lab, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Producer, T: (202) 315-1306, FAX: (202) 315-1303, http://www.culturaldc.org/performing-arts/mead-theatre-lab-program/. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, jenny@culturaldc.org,http://www.flashpointdc.org/about/flashpoint.html.
Receipt Deadline: December 2, 2014
Script Submissions
**Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights** (February 2015, Lexington, KY) - Accepting submissions for the 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights at this link. The Kentucky Women Writers Conference awards a biennial Prize for Women Playwrights to bring more scripts by women to the stage, through a collaboration among our program, a partnering theater, and a guest judge. The winner receives a world premier production for a paying audience plus a cash prize of $500, and the winning script will be workshopped prior to its production. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly listserv with updates about this contest and our other programming, please send your request to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com. Visit https://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: November 1, 2014
Actors Theatre of Louisville 2015 National Ten-Minute Play Festival (January 2015, Louisville, KY) - Established in 1989, the National Ten-Minute Play Contest remains one of the most enduring and significant means by which the literary staff at Actors Theatre of Louisville connects with American playwrights and is introduced to vibrant new voices for the stage. We consider all submissions for the Heideman Award—a $1,000 cash prize given out each January—as well as for production in the Apprentice/Intern Tens and the Humana Festival of New American Plays. An annual event that takes place in January, the A/I Tens consist of a bill of 8-10 world premiere ten-minute plays, fully produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and performed by our Apprentice Company of young actors. Please mail submissions to: National Ten-Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202-4218. Visit http://actorstheatre.org/participate/play-submissions/ for guidelines. Postmark Deadline November 1, 2014
**The Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize** (2015, LA) - The contest is open to female playwrights who are residents of California, and Ebell members may apply although they may not serve as judges or readers. The first-prize winner is awarded $6,000 and a staged reading, followed by supper at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles. Second-prize winner receives a $1,000 award. Third-prize winner receives a $500 award. $35 fee, $25 for teachers or students. See http://ebellplaywrightprize.com/details/ for details and submission guidelines, and to apply.

Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program. Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre. You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey. No email submissions! NO FEE. All Submissions mailed to: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://www.lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.
Opened: September 15, 2014 Deadline: April 15, 2015
The Griot Theater Festival (2015, New York, NY) – Seeking African American Playwrights from the New York/New Jersey Area. Plays must be between 40 and 50 minutes long. All plays must be unproduced works, this festival is for Non-Union/Non-Equity members only. Application must be complete with: A 100-200 word synopsis of the play, the complete script, your telephone number and home address and the telephone number of someone else in your production that they can contact, and your bio. Every play in the festival receives a three (3) performance run. The best six (6) plays of the festival will receive a fourth (4th) performance for final judgement on the Best Play $2,500 prize. There is also a $500 prize for Best Actor and Best Actress. NO FEE. griottheaterfestival@gmail.com, http://aatfny.com/. Receipt Deadline: December 24, 2014
Tennesse Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest (March 2015, New Orleans, LA) – Seeking unpublished, unproduced one-act plays up to one hour in length. Grand prize winner receives $1,500, a staged reading at the 2015 festival, a full production at the 2016 festival, VIP all-access festival pass for 2015 and 2016, and publication in Bayou. Finalists will also receive a panel pass for the 2015 festival. Scripts should have small casts and minimal technical requirements. Playwrights may submit more than one play. NOTE: Electronic submissions preferred. FEE: $25. One-Act Play Contest, Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival, 938 Lafayette St., Ste. 514, New Orleans, LA 70113, T: (504) 581-1144, info@tennesseewilliams.net, http://contests.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest/. Deadline: November 1, 2014
id Theater Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (June, 2015, McCall, Idaho) – Seeking full-length plays in any genre or style, particularly works that embrace, explore and challenge the diverse geographical, philosophical, cultural, aesthetic, and political landscape of the American experience – rural and urban, east and west, coastal and inland. 4 playwrights will be invited to participate in staged readings and will be provided with transportation, housing, access to a car, and a modest stipend. 2-4 playwrights will be invited to participate in a Playwrights Intensive Program of Sit Down Readings and will be provided with housing and access to a car during the conference. Invited playwrights are expected to be in residence for the entire two weeks of the conference. Submit a copy of the play you are interested in working on, bio or resume, full name and contact information, and a #10 business sized SASE. FEE: $10. Jeni Mahoney, co-Artistic Director, id Theater, 343 E. 30th St. #19J, New York, NY 10016, Attn: Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. http://www.idtheater.org/seven-devils.html Deadline: November 15, 2014
**The Ruby Prize for Women of Color** - Southern Rep is pleased to announce that it will accept submissions for The Ruby Prize, effective immediately. The $10,000 annual award is named in honor of Ruby Bridges, who showed incredible perseverance in the face of formidable obstacles. The Ruby Prize seeks to support women playwrights of color whose work expands the reach of American theatre in the face of formidable obstacles. In partnership with Hedgebrook, winners will receive a ten-day writer’s residency in addition to a cash prize. This program is a part of Southern Rep’s ongoing effort to develop new American plays, support a diverse community of artists, and incite meaningful dialogue within the community. Visit http://www.southernrep.com/plays/the-ruby-prize/ for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: November 25, 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
**Jewish Women’s Theatre Culture Klatch** (2015 Season, Los Angeles, CA) – Gathers women in homes to listen to new stories and share thoughts, while enjoying coffee and dessert! Seeking submissions of plays, monologues, poems, essays, stories, songs, etc. that have an element of Jewish resonance and feature women or a woman’s point of view. Works may be of any length, but short one-acts (10 minutes maximum) and monologues (7 minutes maximum) are preferred. Plays should be topical for the 21st century and have small casts. Previously produced or published work is welcome (include production and/or publication history). Submissions should address the season’s themes: March salon “Uncuffed:” This funny, poignant, perfect for Passover show explores how Jewish women break the ties that bind.; May Salon “Reckoning with Dad:” Whether we love or hate the father figures in our lives, there comes a time when we must make war or peace with them.   Be prepared for an evening that is as often brutal as it is amusing. Any preconceptions are sure to be upended with this hilarious and provocative show of newly commissioned pieces. Submissions should be in Word, PDF, or Final Draft format; include cover letter with brief bio and history of the material (if applicable). NO FEE. Jewish Women’s Theatre, 521 Latimer Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402, info@jewishwomenstheatre.org, www.jewishwomenstheatre.org.  Deadline: November 1, 2014 (evening 2), December 1, 2014 (evening 3)
Strawberry Theatre Festival (Union & Non-union; February 11-22, 2015, New York, NY) - Seeking performers for The Strawberry Theatre Festival, featuring full-length plays, musicals, and long one-act plays and The Strawberry One-Act Festival, featuring 15 to 30 minute plays. Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor are $150. Seeking performers ages 18+, all ethnicities, to perform in the festival. Actors Equity Approved Showcase Code. Submit pictures and resumes online so that you may be considered by participating directors. Join Email Club for notifications at http://www.therianttheatre.com/index.php?n=email_club. To download an application, go to www.therianttheatre.com or email rianttheatre@gmail.com. Submissions OPEN November 31, 2014.

Unified Professional Theatre Association Auditions (February 5-9, 2015, Memphis, TN) - Auditions for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Rigorous qualifications must be met for professional and pre-professional audition slots. $40 regular audition fee, $50 late deadline. Deadline: November 30, 2014 (regular), January 12, 2015 (late).
The Colored Museum at Huntington Theatre Company (February 10- April 5, 2015, Boston, MA) - George C. Wolfe, playwright; Billy Porter, dir.; Alaine Alldaffer, casting dir.; Lisa Donadio, assoc. casting dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 10, 2015; previews begin March 3; runs March 11-April 5 in Boston, MA. Pays: $812 min./wk., plus housing and travel. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking three women and two men who are African American/ African descent. Send picture and resume. Email alldaffercasting@gmail.com or mail to Lisa Donadio c/o Playwrights Horizons 416 W. 42nd St., re: The Colored Museum New York, NY 10036. Mark submissions "The Colored Museum/NYC Appts/AEA Submission." Company states: "Seeking submissions from Equity members only for these appointments. Equity members must submit him/herself directly to be considered via this posting." Auditions held Nov. 10 and 11, NYC.
U/RTA Graduate School Auditions and Interviews (January 24- February 7, 2015; NYC, Chicago, San Francisco) - An opportunity to apply for over 40 graduate theatre training programs. Visit http://www.urta.com/NUAI/candinfo.html for application information and to apply. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (Directing, Theatre Managment and Stage Management), November 21, 2014 (Acting and Design), December 12, 2014 (Late application deadline, late fee applicable)
Unified Professional Theatre Association Interviews (February 7, 2015, Memphis TN) - Interviews for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Interviews will occur on Saturday, February 7th only. Technical, administrative, and artistic positions will be posted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Interviews will occur at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown with sign-up sheets on the companies’ hotel doors. Deadline: January 26, 2015.
Technical Director at Montclair State University (Starts January 5, 2015, Montclair, NJ) - ACP’s Technical Director is responsible for the supervision, operation and maintenance of The Alexander Kasser Theater’s scene shop, stage and all staging equipment (including soft goods, stage platforms, orchestra shell, and orchestra lift) and theatrical rigging system and equipment, as well as for ensuring a safe work environment in these areas, which are essential to student and professional creative practices. Included in the Technical Director’s responsibilities is the MSU Amphitheater. The Technical Director reports to ACP’s Production and Facility Manager and works with members of ACP’s production team as well as production teams of CART academic units to maximize performance conditions for all users of The Kasser Theater. For complete job description and application instructions, please visit the Montclair State University website: https://app1.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=645.
The Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater – Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, these awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The term “musical theater” is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. Submission of innovative and experimental work encouraged. Submitted works must be of significant length to fill an evening, and may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. Richard Rodgers Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th St., New York, NY 10032-7599, T: (212) 368-5900, FAX: (212) 491-4615,http://www.artsandletters.org/awards2_rodgers.php. Receipt Deadline: November 1, 2014
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

Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016) – Provides emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Fellows spend a year’s residency in Minnesota receiving Center opportunities including readings and workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded; fellows will receive $1,500 in development support. To apply, create a single PDF document containing the following elements, arranged in the specified sequence: cover sheet with name, work sample title, phone number(s), e-mail address, and mailing address, along with the following statement: “I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge;” one full-length play script with your name and play title on cover page (no co-written submissions; musical scripts may be submitted by book writer only; script should be a complete draft, preferably of your most recent work); a one-page playwriting resume (listing all readings, productions, awards, commissions, etc.) and/or autobiographical narrative; a one-page description of artistic goals for the fellowship year. Name the PDF file with your last name, and e-mail to address below. You must also submit a reference form (download from website) filled out by two people who are familiar with your work.  The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. East, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1099, T: (612) 332-7481, info@pwcenter.org, http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_jerome.php. Receipt Deadline: November 20, 2014

**Nightwood Theatre’s OAC Theatre Creators’ Reserve Grants** – Given through the Ontario Arts Council, Nightwood Theatre focuses primarily on women writers, but the play does not have to be women’s stories.  Grant requests can be from $1,000 – $5,000.  Please see the website for farther information.  Send To: Michelle Alexander, Associate Artistic Director, 
Attn: OAC Theatre Creator’s Reserve Submission
, Nightwood Theatre
, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 306, Toronto, ON, M5A3C4, http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/index.php/artists/oac_theatre_creators_reserve. Deadline: November 15, 2014

Shubert Foundation – Awarding unrestricted grants of $5,000-$275,000 to not-for-profit professional U.S. theatre companies for general operating support. The Foundation factors in artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability in its evaluation. No grants to individuals; no funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidy of reduced-price admissions, conduit organizations, renovation projects, loans, or capital or endowment campaigns. No emailed queries or applications. Shubert Foundation, Attn: Applications, 234 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, T: (212) 944-3777, FAX: (212) 944-3767,www.shubertfoundation.org/grantprograms/theatre.asp. Receipt Deadline: December 2, 2014, 6pm

US Artists International Travel Grants – Funds American dance, music, and theatre ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to participate in international festivals outside the U.S. Open to dance, music, or theatre ensembles, including folk and traditional forms, that work at a professional level and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. A majority of members must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Eligible festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization; be international in scope with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. performing groups; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival; and provide some support to the invited ensembles in the form of cash remuneration, paid travel-related expenses, or in-kind contributions. See website for complete application information. Brigid Myers, Program Assistant, International, US Artists International, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 North Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, T: (410) 539-6656 x113, brigid@midatlanticarts.org, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/index.html. Receipt Deadline: December 5, 2014 (for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 28, 2016); April 17, 2015 (for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)

Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (July 2015, Sundance Resort, UT) – 3-week play development retreat that provides a private creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers, and librettists to develop new work with the support of dramaturges and full casts. Applications welcomed for projects at any stage of development from playwrights, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, and choreographers. Plays without directors will be matched with directors. Submitted work may not have been previously produced. Both established and emerging theatre artists are invited to apply, as well as artists making transitions from areas outside of theatre. Participants must be available for the entire length of the lab. Only one application per artist. Each chosen fellow receives a $1,500 honorarium and company of actors (if applicable). Application must be submitted online, then supplemental materials sent via postal mail to address below (you must include the log number from the online application form); see website for complete guidelines and instructions. FEE: $35. Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Application, Log Number: [log number here], 180 Varick St., Ste. 1330, New York, NY 10014, T: (646) 822-9564,theatre@sundance.org, https://my.sundance.org/applications/theatre/. Deadline: November 15, 2014
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

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

Creative Arts Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (August 19-November 27, 2014, Bellagio, Italy) – 4-week residencies between August and November, 2012. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Residents will engage with each other over meals and informal presentations, and interact with the participants of international conferences hosted at the Center. Applicants must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials. NOTE: Application must be completed online in English. Applicants from developing countries who have trouble accessing online forms may contact the office by phone or e-mail to discuss alternative ways to submit application. Hard copies of work samples should be sent to the program administrators in New York. NO FEE. Residency address: Bellagio Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio (Lago di Como) 22021, Italy; Administrative address: Program Administrators, Institute of International Education (IIE), Bellagio Competition, 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 984-5537, bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 2, 2014

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