#StageOpps #StageOppsMarch15

and WomenArts presents
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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

February’s Special Opportunity

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) Deadline Extension Plus Discount!
The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is currently gathering projects for its sixteenth season. The MITF is the third-largest theatre festival in New York City. It also has the biggest ratio of paid, professional staff to participants. It's a comfortable place to preview your work, whether you're new to producing or have commercial ambitions. (Last year 4 MITF alumni shows were playing Off-Broadway simultaneously!) And our Midtown location can't be beat for access to industry and general theatregoers!
There's no application fee. If your project is accepted, there's a participation fee of $600 ($999 for Equity showcases) for full-length plays and musicals. In exchange for your participation fee, the Festival offers a unique array of benefits unmatched by any other theatre festival in NYC:
• Twenty hours FREE rehearsal time, plus severely discounted additional time
• FREE showcase insurance
• FREE external storage (availability permitting)
• FREE marketing consultation, with E-mail followup
• No side letter with Equity, so no hidden costs
• COMPS for all festival participants to each others' shows
• Five production photos taken by our publicity staff

In addition to full-length plays and musicals, opportunities exist in our Commercial Division (for productions with commercial ambitions), the Short Subjects division (for shows of 60 minutes or less), the Short Play Lab (2 programs of 10-minute plays), Cabaret MITF (our well-received cabaret series), and the new Next Generation Program (an outreach to recruit, nurture, and showcase work by students from colleges and acting schools). Questions? Please visit our website www.midtownfestival.org for in-depth information about script submission and production guidelines. More questions? Reach out to us at midtownfestival@gmail.com.

Extended deadline for #StageOpps Readers: March 13, 2015
Once accepted, receive a **10% discount on the participation fee!

Email submissionoppscode@gmail.com for submission instructions to receive the extension and discount!

Project Submissions
13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (July 6-19, 2015; New York, NY) - All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival will occur July 6-19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Thanks to the generosity of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants, and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through Performance Art, Dance, Theatre, Video, Film, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more! Deadline: March 22, 2015 ($25 Late Fee)

Thespis Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - All Genres of shows are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Click here for how to submit: thespisnytheaterfestival.com. Festival runs from June 15 thru August 31, 2015. Non-Union and AEA shows accepted. No fees required to submit your play. This is a long festival (12 weeks) that allows all shows: Prime performance times, amazing awards, the opportunity for all festivals cast and crew members to attend every show in the festival for free, special professional guidance for playwrights staging their first show to help them make their performance a success, answers to all questions in a matter of hours and most often by the festival’s founders, and knowledgable staff, including a professional lighting and sound system to add color, depth and unexpected elements to each scene, a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projections system and expert technical guidance on how to paint the mood of your play. You’ll get a five-hour tech rehearsal just before your first performance instead of being rushed within a tech time that is merely double your show’s run time, free box office management/venue handling during performances, storage for your props and set pieces during the length of your run, free use of props and set pieces owned by the theater (an incredible collection- not just chairs and rehearsal blocks, but real furniture), saving you transportation time and money, and an extremely low participation fee. For more info, and to submit, visit http://thespisnytheaterfestival.com/thespis-theater-festival-venus-adonis/. Deadline June 1, 2015

Elevator Music 2: Performative or Installation Proposals Vintage Elevator Installation @ Gallery Aferro 2nd Floor (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Musicians, poets, artists and performers are invited to submit proposals for public presentation usage of a lovingly refurbished, decommissioned vintage elevator on permanent installation at Gallery Aferro. The elevator is 45” deep, 53” wide, 83.5” tall, and has been repainted with historically appropriate green color scheme inclusive of the original deco motifs in gold and yellow. There is lighting and a working scissor gate. All of the original brass controls have been restored. It has been appraised by an elevator expert as being a very early Otis model based on single digit model number, and dates from Newark’s era of ornate retail environments. The scale and siting of the elevator means that proposals could be for intimate audiences of as few as 1-3 people at a time, or for amplified performances shared with a larger audience via live-streaming, projections, or other means. Proposals may incorporate usage of our main gallery, located one floor down from the elevator site. The elevator space is dynamic, small, and intimate. It lends itself to innovative and experimental types of performance or presenting and we are open to any type of content within the space. All the submission fees from these proposals will be used exclusively to support Gallery Aferro’s Community Based Recording Studio as part of our expansion. Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Elevator” (Example: Smith, Jane – Elevator) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc) Every submission\proposal must include: 1) CV\resume 2) Artist Statement 3) Brief statement about the specific work you propose to be part of the publication. 4) Work Samples: up to10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube or vimeo links 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm EST
Solo Show Performance Proposals (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Artists who would like to have a solo exhibition during Spring 2016 are invited to submit bodies of work for consideration. Artist’s who have never had a solo show before are especially encouraged to apply. Selected artists will receive a solo exhibition in Gallery Aferro’s main gallery, a 2,147 sq ft space with street-view windows and high ceilings. Artists working in any media worldwide are eligible to apply. Please consider how your proposal will utilize the entire space, including the street-view platform, which is 10×30 feet. The exhibition includes a humble stipend, opening and closing reception promoted and hosted by Gallery Aferro, and a printing of 5000 post cards for the show. Proposal fees help support artist stipends. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need from us. If the art requires any technology or special hardware, please let us know what you will provide and\or what you want the gallery to provide. Whatever technology you can provide will greatly help. How To Submit: Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Solo” (Example: Smith, Jane – Solo) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). Every submission\proposal must include: 1) A CV\resume 2) Artist Statement 3) Brief statement about the specific work you propose to show with us. 4) Work Samples: Up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and The Arts Guild of New Jersey. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm EST
Script Submissions
Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL) – Seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in our fascinating and complicated contemporary world. They are interested in plays exploring important, challenging, and crucial social issues that affect our lives today; comedies and dramas welcome. Plays with 6 actors or fewer preferred, and they are interested in one-person shows. 7 new works will be presented as readings, and one or more may go on to be developed in a workshop or full production. Playwrights receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Plays must not have received more than 2 professional AEA productions, must not have received a Broadway or Off-Broadway production or an Orlando production in current form, and must not be published. Submit cover letter, bio, one-page synopsis, ten pages of dialogue from the play, character breakdown, and author name and contact info on the cover letter. Do not submit full script unless requested. NOTE: No electronic submissions. NO FEE. Mark Routhier, Associate Director of New Play Development, PlayFest – The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 East Rollins St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32803,http://www.orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/playfest/submit.html. Deadline: March 2, 2015

Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (Cedar City, UT) – Seeking full-length (80-120 minutes) character-driven American comedies. Musicals accepted; plays should not be overtly political. Plays must be original and may not have been professionally produced. Up to 3 scripts will be selected for a staged reading during the festival, and may be considered for full production in a future season. Winning playwrights will be invited to be part of the staged reading process; a stipend to offset lodging and travel costs will be offered. Submit online, through website. FEE: $25 (no critique); $55 (with critique). Neil Simon Festival, New Play Contest, PO Box 83, Cedar City, UT 84721, newplays@simonfest.org, http://www.simonfest.org/new-play-contest.html. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Gulfport Community Players Script Submissions (Gulfport, FL) - The Gulfport Community Players (Gulfport, Florida) are seeking original one-act plays. Plays selected will be performed during the 15th Annual Summer One-Acts Festival being held July 9-19, 2015. Playwrights are encouraged to submit family-friendly, 5-20 minute plays. Plays should be submitted between February 1 and March 15, 2015. The Players prefer light-hearted comedies and light drama. Scripts must be simple to stage and produce. To enter the competition, send two non-returnable hard copies of the script to: Gulfport Community Players, 1619 49th Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707. Online submissions WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The play reading committee will select between 8 and 10 plays. Playwrights will be notified by the end of April. For additional information and submission guidelines, please visitwww.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org/one-act-play-contest. For answers to specific questions, please email gulfportplayers@yahoo.com. Deadline: March 15, 2015

**Echo Theatre’s Big Shout Out** (Dallas, TX) – An International New Play Contest Giving Voice to Women Playwrights – Women playwrights writing in English are invited to submit one play. Scripts that demand to be performed in a theatrical environment are favoured. There are no limits on cast size or subject matter. For more info: www.echotheatre.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015

The 3rd Annual Collective 10 Minute Play Fest (New York, NY) - The Collective NY seeks submissions for the third annual Collective:10. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully produced Fall run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 3. Plays should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. For more information on The Collective's mission visit: www.thecollective-ny.org. The Collective:10, with its inaugural production in October 2013 followed by the second annual production in 2014, had sold out runs at The McGinn Cazale Theatre and Teatro Círculo theater, respectively and included guest directors such as Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp, Ellen Burstyn, Susan Aston, Greg Naughton, Cassandra Freeman and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Both volumes of the anthology launched with capacity events at the renowned Drama Book Shop in New York City and continue to be bestsellers at the store. The anthologies are also sold worldwide on Amazon. TO REGISTER:  There is a $10 registration fee per submission. Simply go to the registration page, complete the form and make your payment. (If you plan to submit more than one play, you must register each play separately, and receive an unique order number.) An order confirmation email will be sent to you with details for submitting your play. Visit http://www.thecollective-ny.org/3rd-annual-collective10/ to apply. Deadline: March 17, 2015

Sky Blue Theatre International Playwriting Competition (Cambridge, England) – Seeking original plays with a running time between 10-30 minutes from playwrights of all nationalities. Plays must be written in English. Plays must be submitted using a pseudonym. Submit script as a word document by e-mail attachment with title of play in subject line; include a synopsis of no more than 50 words and an entry form (available on website). FEE: £15. Email: anne@skybluetheatre.com, and visit http://skybluetheatre.com/newplays.php to apply. Deadline: March 30, 2015

Theatre Conspiracy Annual Play Contest (Ft. Meyers, FL) - Theatre Conspiracy 10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919. $700 plus full production. Entry Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members! E-mail: tcnewplaycontest@gmail.com. Complete submission guidelines are available at www.theatreconspiracy.org.
Deadline: March 30, 2015.

McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition (2014-2015 Season, McKinney, TX) – Seeking original, full-length, unproduced and unpublished scripts for eventual full production. No adaptations, translations, musicals, or children’s plays. Plays with casts of eight or fewer preferred. One submission per playwright. NOTE: Electronic submissions only; must be in PDF format and include an entry form (available on website). NO FEE. Email info@McKinneyRep.org, visit http://www.mckinneyrep.org. Deadline: March 31, 2015

The Puzzle Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - The Puzzle Theatre Festival is in its Fifth year and is currently seeking 10-minute plays!  Selected plays will receive staged readings or full productions during the festival week of Monday, June 15 - Sunday, June 21, 2015. Each piece will be assigned a director and cast with professional actors in the NYC area. We look forward to reading your work! If you are interested in submitting your 10-minute play for The Puzzle, download the application located at www.marblechurch.org under the “Connect” tab, which will lead you to The Puzzle page. 1. Mail the application with your 10-minute play to: The Puzzle Theatre Festival, Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th Street, New York, NY  10001. 2. Limit one play per playwright. Deadline: March 31, 2015.

The Arts & Letters Prizes Competition - For each of the four major genres (Seeking original, unpublished one-act plays in English for the Drama Prize), we offer the winner a $1,000 prize. Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction winners are published in our Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Our prizes are made possible through the following generous endowments: Dr. Barry Darugar, and Bahram and Fari Atefat. The entry fee is $20. Visit http://artsandletters.gcsu.edu/submit/annual-prize-contest/ to submit online. Deadline: March 31, 2015
No Holds Bard Playwright Competition (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia) - North Shore Players is accepting submissions from Atlantic Canadian playwrights of Shakespeare-related scripts for its No Holds Bard Playwriting Competition. Scripts must be unproduced and unpublished. For more info: www.theatrens.ca/no-holds-bard-playwright-competition. Deadline: March 31, 2015
Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals (Houston, TX) – Seeking 20-minutes plays in any genre or style on any subject. 5 plays will be chosen and given full productions with 5 different directors and casts. Entries must be unpublished and have more than one character. Selected playwrights will each receive $100. Submit script with numbered pages and full contact information, character breakdown, and one-paragraph summary. Note: Plays must be submitted through the mail. Theatre Southwest, 8944 Clarkcrest, Houston, TX 77063, Attn: Festival Submissions, http://www.theatresouthwest.org/foorules.html. Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Wildfire National Playwriting Competition (Calgary, Alberta)  – The Major Matt Mason Collective in association with Sage Theatre is looking for playwrights 30 years of age or under to submit fresh, young scripts that embrace risk, grit and evocation. The winning script(s) selected by our jury will receive a cash prize and a one week development workshop culminating in a performance at the IGNITE! Festival in Calgary, Alberta (as well as full or partial reimbursement for travel). For more info: http://mmmtheatrecollective.com/wildfire. Deadline: April 12, 2015 @ 11:59pm
Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) – The Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) is now accepting one-act plays that have never before been produced. Twelve one-act plays will be selected to be performed as mainstage productions for the festival’s 25th season, which begins in September; an additional six will be selected for staged readings, to be performed the last two Sundays of August. Each of the 12 playwrights whose plays are selected for mainstage production will receive a $50 honorarium. The playwright who receives the most votes for Outstanding Contribution by a Playwright in the balloting for the Donna Awards will receive $500, to be awarded at the Gala in October.  All playwrights will receive brief comments from at least two readers.  For more information, please contact us at info@pittsburghnewworks.org or call 412-944-2NEW (2639). Visit http://www.pittsburghnewworks.org/play-submission/ to submit. Deadline: April 5, 2015
Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) - THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, is one of the nation's premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world-premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are read by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will receive transportation to and lodging at the festival.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visit http://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions

West Coast Players One Act Festival (Clearwater, FL) – Seeking one-act plays under 15 minutes in any style or genre. Plays must be original, require minimal set, props, and costumes, 6 characters or less, and must not have been recently performed in the Clearwater area. Submit single copy of script, typed in standard format. Playwrights may submit up to three plays. NOTE: Only electronic submissions. FEE: $5. Questions to 2015oneactproducer@gmail.com, visit http://wp.wcplayers.org/one-acts-festival-2015/ to submit. Deadline: April 11, 2015

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://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015

Weathervane Playhouse Fifth Annual 8x10 TheatreFest (Akron, OH) - Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, OH is seeking Ten Minute Plays for inclusion in its Fifth Annual TheatreFest on July 10, 11, 12, 2015. Each of the eight Finalists will receive a full production of his/her play(s), complimentary tickets to the Festival, and is guaranteed a cash award of at least $50. The top three, as voted by the audience, will receive: First Place: $350 Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150. There is a $10 administrative fee per playwright. Playwrights may submit two entries for this fee. 1. Maximum running time is ten minutes and no one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays 2. Play must include the use of the hand mirror 3. Previously unproduced/performed 4. No more than three characters 5. The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script. For more submission details visit http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest. Deadline: May 15, 2015 @ 5pm

The Relentless Award (NYC) - The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. What we are looking for: Plays that are challenging, Plays that exhibit fearlessness, Plays that are not mainstream, Plays that exude passion, Plays that are relentlessly truthful The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000. The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service. The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm. The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States. When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html. Deadline: July 10, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions

Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing

Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Prize (International) - SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays about endangered species. Chose one or more species as listed from CITES, the World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species. 8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre, with an award of $100usd. The audiences’ “ticket” will be a donation to a specified non-profit Wildlife Conservancy. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors). No adaptations or musicals. Max. 4 actors. Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English. Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE. Applications now open

The Script Co. Open Submissions - Our catalogue of scripts opens doors for young writers eager to see their work realized; for experienced writers who have years of works filed away forgotten but still just as powerful; This catalogue is where anyone can submit their work. As a composite of writers with a multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and hopeful perspectives on life, The Script Co actively promotes YOU, the writer. The Script Co. then connects your works with theaters all around the world. Yes, globally! For those who wish to submit scripts: All scripts should be original works or adaptations whose original source material is currently in public domain. We accept submissions in all categories and are seeking both seasoned professionals and new playwrights. This includes musicals, non-musicals, skits, one acts, dramas, comedy, etc. Scripts will be thoroughly reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure quality control and that they meet the criteria set forth in the following:  family friendly content with clearly defined and developed plot, character arcs, voice, stage direction and attention to the limits/creative expressions of staging a theatrical production. All script submissions are the property of each specific writer and will not be used or disseminated in part or in full without the author’s express consent and upon the signing of a distribution agreement. If your script is not admitted into our script catalogue at this time, it will not prevent you from making changes and re-submitting for consideration. As a common courtesy, please make sure that your scripts are fully edited before submission.  Excessive spelling and grammar errors may result in your work being summarily dismissed from consideration. Visit http://www.thescriptco.com/submit-script/ to submit. Applications now open.

**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.

Applause Theatre & Cinema Books Seeking Monologues and Ten Minute Plays - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is looking for material for the following three books, edited by Lawrence Harbison: One on One: Contemporary Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15, Duo! The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15, and 25 10-Minute Plays for Kids. 1. Monologues/scenes from plays (which don’t necessarily have to have been produced) but will consider material written for these books 2. Monologues should be two to three minutes long and scenes should be three to five minutes long 3. For the ten minute play book, the characters should be in the same age range as the monologue/scene books 4. For the monologues, include a descriptive blurb containing name/age of character, to whom he/she is speaking and the dramatic context and for scenes, include a descriptive blurb containing name/ages of characters and the dramatic context. Monologues/scenes/10-minute plays may be sent to Lawrence Harbison at LHarbison1@nyc.rr.com. Deadline: April 1, 2015.

3rd Annual New Works Competition (Playhouse on the Square, Memphia, TN) - Playhouse on the Square, now in its 45th Season, is accepting scripts for the 3rd AnnualNewWorks@TheWorks Competition. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings during the 2015-16 season. After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions during the 2016-17 Season. These two new works will receive world premieres at Playhouse's third performance space, TheatreWorks. Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $500. There is a $15 submission fee. Members of the Dramatists Guild need only pay $10. Only check and money order will be accepted. 1. The submission must be written in the English language, must be an original, full-length play or musical that is unpublished 2. The submission must begin with a title page that includes the work's name and the playwright's name, address, telephone number, and email. This should also include a character list and scene breakdown if applicable. NOTE* If submitting a musical please include a score and demo 3. Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted 4. The manuscript must be easy to read. It must be typed in no less that 12-point type and page numbered 5. The cast for the play or musical must be limited to no more than ten 6. The script may have more than one author. Also, the playwright(s) may include a brief biography, but it is not necessary. Each playwright is limited to one submission per year. There will be no revisions accepted once a script has been submitted. Revised plays that have been previously submitted to the competition may be submitted again. Please send the manuscript to Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104. For questions, contact Director of New Works Jordan Nichols at jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org. For more submission details visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Deadline: May 30, 2015.

**Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Call for Essays** - Seeking any topic pertaining to the literary arts, by Canadian female writers of any genre. Accepted essays will be published on the CWILA website and receive a $150 honorarium. Submissions should include a bio (50 words) and either the complete essay or a short description (250 words) of the proposed work, all in PDF format. Visit www.cwila.com/wordpress/call–for–essays for more information. Submission is ongoing.  

The Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellows (Washington, DC) - Seeking actors interested in working a fellowship with The Shakespeare Theatre Company (2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award Winner), performing in their full 2015-16 Season. Artistic director states: "Acting Fellows compose the non-Equity ensemble for most or all of the mainstage plays (at both the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall), serve as understudies, and receive training in text, voice, speech, Alexander Technique, and stage combat. Acting fellows also have the opportunity to accrue EMC points. Acting fellows are selected from yearly auditions in New York and Washington, D.C. (as well as its partnership with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). The Acting Fellowship is geared toward early-career actors with at least a bachelor's degree or similar training in theater." 2015-2016 season includes: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Ethan McSweeny, dir.); "Salome" (Yael Farber, dir.); "Kiss Me, Kate" (Alan Paul, dir.); "The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound" (Michael Kahn, dir.); "Othello" (Ron Daniels, dir.); "1984" (Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, dirs.); and "The Taming of the Shrew" (Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, dir.). 2015-16 Season runs in Washington, D.C. Pays: $150/wk. stipend plus rent-free, fully-furnished housing. end headshot and resume to STC Acting Fellowships, 516 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 by Apr. 1. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareTheatre.org. Deadline: April 1, 2015

“Stars and Strikes,” A Musical Revue (NYC & Cooperstown, NY) - Casting "Stars and Strikes," a musical revue. "Stars & Strikes" is a new musical comedy revue that will debut at the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. This fun filled and inspiring ode to America’s greatest sport will feature baseball themed songs and sketches celebrating America’s favorite pastime. It may even feature a guest appearance or two by some of baseball’s elite. Show is 80 minutes in length including one intermission. Rehearsals begin on or about June 1 in NYC; tech begins on or about June 27 in Cooperstown, NY; performances begin on or around July 4 in Cooperstown, NY. Note: There may be a break between NYC rehearsals and the start of rehearsals in Cooperstown.
 Pays $400/wk. (rehearsals) and $650/wk. (performances) for up to 18 shows per week. Additional shows prorated. $40/day per diem provided in Cooperstown, NY. Transportation or transportation allowance to and from Cooperstown will be provided. Local Housing in Cooperstown, NY will be provided. The chaperone for the child actor will be provided hoteling with the child, transportation to/from Cooperstown, $40 per diem for him/herself and a salary of $450 per week.Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre and/or pop ballad that shows range, plus 16 bars of an up-tempo song that shows personality. Note: Especially seeking performers of diverse ethnicities for all roles. To sign up for the open call visit https://joydewingcasting.doodle.com/zi3g82wux8tpsayq. No unofficial list will be accepted. If you are unable to sign up for a time slot online, we will see alternates (time permitting). Walk in to sign up with the monitor on the alternate list day of. Auditions will be held March 5, 2015 in NYC.

Irish Repertory Theatre Technical Director (Full Time) (Sub) (Off Broadway) - DATES: April 4th, 2015 – July 7th, 2015. PAY: Commensurate with experience. The Irish Repertory Theatre is looking for a highly self-motivated individual with a well-rounded skill set. Some minimum requirements are: Basic to intermediate carpentry and electrical skills. Basic knowledge of ETC expression series consoles is preferred.
Valid driver’s license. Basic backstage working experience. JOB DESCRIPTION: Work with the staff Technical Director, Producing Director and General Manager in coordinating all aspects of the technical process for our upcoming production of BELLE OF BELFAST. See listing at Offstage Jobs (http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php) for more information. IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND REFERENCES ASAP TO: Joshua J. Allen, Technical Director, Irish Repertory Theatre, josh@irishrep.org. Now Seeking.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Scenic Charge Artist - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking applicants for the position of Scenic Charge Artist for our upcoming 2015 season. Applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments including carving, texturing, ageing, and distressing. Scenic Charge is responsible for all paint and scenic treatments, supervising additional staff of professionals and interns, maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas, and instructing stage management and running crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces. Must be willing to work some nights and evenings. Future design opportunities for qualified candidates. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 2 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, portfolio and 3 references on-line at www.shakespearenj.org/AboutUs/work.html. Please address your cover letter to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. No phone calls, please. EOE. Now seeking.

Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.

Lecture and/or Workshop Proposals: Open Submission (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Do you know how to do something and want to share your knowledge with an engaged community? Do you know something you can lecture about that is educational and exciting? Gallery Aferro is looking to add education programs to accommodate all types of learning and educational engagement for all ages. If you would like to host a workshop at the gallery please submit a proposal to us! The content of the workshops can be varied. The target audience can be anyone. We believe in lifelong learning and sharing ideas. The workshop can simply be an educational lecture or a complicated, interactive, hands on project that concludes with the participants creating some kind of object. Or it can be anything in between. We are interested in working with motivated people that want to share knowledge and skills and we’re so excited to be expanding the types of learning that are available to our public. How To Submit: Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Workshop” (Example: Smith, Jane – Workshop) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). Every submission\proposal must include: 1) A CV\resume of Teacher and/or Organizer 2) Statement About Topic of Workshop 3) Statement About Target Audience and a Rough Agenda of the Class 4) Work/curriculum Samples: Up to 10 low res images with title info, word docs, excel spreadsheets. Any information pertinent to the educational program. 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster,  and The Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm
Curatorial Proposals: Main Gallery –or- ACTIVATE: Market Street (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - http://www.aferro.org & http://www.activatemarketstreet.org. The Main Gallery at Gallery Aferro is a large space that gives exhibitors access to an engaged and diverse community. Part of building community is collaborating with motivated cultural contributors. We like working with people that have vision and our space lends itself to the realization of that vision. The artwork on display should be as engaging, exciting, and diverse as the community. ACTIVATE: Market Street exhibition spaces are large and can be seen 24/7 by the public walking down Market Street. This gives a special opportunity to exhibit bright and eye catching work. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need from us. Proposals may be for exhibitions that have been mounted previously/will travel, but please keep in mind that content seen recently in the Newark, NJ area does not offer our audience new experiences. We expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC/NJ area to make arrangements with the artists prior to the installation week. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the full week of installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for installation of the artwork. The curator should communicate to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. How To Submit: Curators should submit the listed items below via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Curator” (Example: Smith, Jane – Curator) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). 1) A curatorial statement with a description of the proposed exhibition and an explanation of your idea. Please clearly state whether you are referencing the ACTIVATE: Market Street window spaces or an exhibition in the Main Gallery at 73 Market Street. Minimum length 400 words, maximum 1500 words. 2) Work samples, short narrative biographies, and if available, website links, for each proposed artist. Up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. (Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece) 3) Curator’s CV/resume. Examples of past curated shows including images and press if reviewed. Curator’s statement about these past exhibitions and curatorial philosophy/approach in general. 4) There is a $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal on here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. We will review the listed material first, without it we will not visit your site. Details about equipment that Gallery Aferro is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm
Reviewers Wanted - *Pressing Matters Publishing,*  manager of two online review sites, is looking for reviewers and article writers for immediate openings. *Positions paid* (compensation ranges from travel expenses covered to a small stipend per review - depending on the client) plus comp tickets to all productions. Send CV to Natasha Dawsen, editor, at natasha.pressingmatters@gmail.com.
Call for Papers: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy (October 21-24, 2015, Southeast College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA) - https://secac.memberclicks.net/conference. Feminism & Curatorial Strategy: Feminist art research has been investigating art history theory and recorded significant women and other marginalized artists since the 1970s. Feminist activists continue to recognize the underrepresentation of artists who are women and minorities in collections, art sales and exhibitions in museums and gallery representation nationwide. As the statistics continue to wane for women and minorities in the arts, feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, theory and curating. This discussion seeks to address how institutions small and large choose to or resist integrating feminism into their curatorial/exhibition strategies directly through mission statements and collection plans, or less overtly through organization, display and interpretation. This panel calls on scholars working across historical, modern and contemporary art exhibition curatorial strategies who are informed by a feminist perspective. We are looking to identify ways curators are using feminism to inform their methodology whether in the installation, promotion, and/or didactics of exhibitions in large institutions and smaller galleries; and how this is developing feminist and art history discourse in the twenty-first century. Session chair: Sally Deskins, West Virginia University. Contact: sbdeskins@mix.wvu.edu. Deadline: April 20, 2015

TCG’s On the Road & In the Lab & On the Stage Global Connections Grants - Global Connections supports geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their colleagues around the world. The program offers funding in three different categories: On the Road travel grants of up to $5,000 each, In the Lab project development grants of $10,000 each and On the Stage touring grants between $10,000 and $15,000 each. To apply, visit http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_guidelines.cfm. Choose the correct Online Application Form based on applicant type (individual Theatre Professional or Organization) and the Global Connections Initiative. Deadline March 11, 2015 at noon EST

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ArtsCONNECT Program – Provides support for non-profit and government consortia to present high quality live performing arts shows to audiences in the mid-Atlantic region. Presenting consortia must include at least three presenting organizations from at least two mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ArtsCONNECT projects must involve professional touring artists in theater, dance, opera, music, jazz, and folk/traditional arts that have been touring for at least two years. Artists must reside out-of-state for a majority of presenters within each consortium. Projects must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. NOTE: Must submit application through website., Contact: Michelle Grove, Program Officer, Performing Arts, michelle@midatlanticarts.org, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/arts_connect/guidelines.html. Deadline: March 13, 2015

**Asian Women Giving Circle Arts and Activism Grants** – Funds Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, arts and education to raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that impact Asian American communities with grants of up to $15,000. Eligible projects will build community and create social justice through programs that combine the arts with activism and highlight and promote women in central leadership and management roles. Projects should identify and address injustice within established social systems, institutions or the broader community, and inspire community members to become active social change agents. Applicants must work within the 5 boroughs of New York City and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a fiscal sponsor with such status. See website for complete guidelines and application, email with questions: hali@asianwomengivingcircle.org, www.asianwomengivingcircle.org. Deadline: March 13, 2015, 5:00 pm EST

Princess Grace Awards – Identifies and assists emerging artists in theatre, playwriting, dance, and choreography. Theatre awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships at non-profit schools and theatres. Playwriting award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Choreography awards take the form of fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. See website for complete guidelines and to apply. Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, grants@pgfusa.org, http://www.pgfusa.org. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (theatre and playwriting); April 30, 2015 (dance and choreography)

Arts Midwest Touring Fund/Performing Arts Fund Grants (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) – Supports the inter-state touring of professional performing artists specializing in the fine arts of dance, theatre, music, youth and family entertainment, and other performing arts forms appropriate throughout Arts Midwest’s nine-state region. Grants range between $500-$4,000 and will cover 20% of the artist or ensemble’s contracted fee. Includes public performances and in-depth educational activities that reach audiences that lack access to the performing arts. Open to presenting organizations with government or 501(c)(3) status in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Engagements must feature a professional performing artist from outside the applicant’s state, and must include at least one performance that is open and promoted to the general public, at least one in-depth educational activity, and must reach an underserved audience. NOTE: Application is now completely online. Email: performingartsfund@artsmidwest.org, website: http://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/paf/apply. Deadline: March 25, 2015

McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center – Grants of $25,000 to theatre artists other than playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and potential and whose primary residence is in the state of Minnesota. Selection is based on a commitment to theater arts, evidence of professional achievements, and a sustained level of excellence in the applicant’s work. It is important to declare your intent to apply and inform the Playwrights’ Center where and when your performances take place so that panelists may have ample opportunity to view your work in a live setting. See website for complete guidelines and application. McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships, Amanda Robbins-Butcher, Artistic Programs Administrator, amandar@pwcenter.org, http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_fellowship.php. Deadline: April 16, 2015

Djerassi Resident Artists Program (4-5 week sessions, mid-March-mid-November, Woodside, CA) – Residencies, including living space, studio space, and all meals, for national and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance and media artists, and writers. Artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative artists must send individual applications and fees, including a separate page describing the collaborative proposal. Artists in residence will share their work in progress during an annual open house. FEE: $45. Visit http://www.djerassi.org/residencies.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Byrdcliffe Arts Colony/Woodstock Guild (May-September, 2015, Woodstock, NY) – Residencies of an average of 4 weeks for writers, visual artists, and composers. Residency provides housing and studio. Artist responsible for food, travel, materials, and residency fee ($600/month). Writers under the age of 35 who need financial assistance may apply for a $100 scholarship from the Patterson Fund (see website for more information). Additional fellowships for artists of all ages available based on financial need. FEE: $40. Byrdcliffe Colony/ Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498, T: (845) 679-2079, FAX: (845) 679-4529,franne@woodstockguild.org, http://www.woodstockguild.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015

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

Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project (Orlando, FL) – Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. NOTE: Electronic applications only. FEE: $25. Visit http://kerouacproject.org or http://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/ to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2015

Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright Program (Chicago, IL) – Highly selective program offered to playwrights whose body of work, and theatrical experience have the potential to positively impact the American theatre repertory. Open to emerging or established Chicago-area playwrights (within 100 miles of the Chicago city limits) who wish to develop their skills, plays and careers through Chicago Dramatists’ programs. Open to playwrights with demonstrated artistic and professional accomplishments, including at least some of the following: productions, workshops and readings at professional theatres, film and television productions, and professional playwriting awards, grants, fellowships, and residencies. NO FEE. Visit http://www.chicagodramatists.org/apply-for-residency to apply and for guidelines. Deadline: April 1, 2015

Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 APPLICATION FEE. Visit http://www.bfny.org/en/apply/requirements to apply. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency (Banff, Alberta) - The Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency is a retreat for writers looking for focus and inspiration. Writers in all genres are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process. Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces. For more information: www.banffcentre.ca/programs. Submission is ongoing.

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