4/01/2015

#StageOpps #StageOppsApril15

and WomenArts presents
#StageOpps
#StageOppsApril15
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


**Opportunities starred are for women only.
##Opportunities with double hashtags are for special populations.


April’s Special Opportunity
ARTErra Residency Program: Extended Deadline PLUS TWO “Basic Baskets” for your stay!


ARTErra is an art residency in Portugal. We are committed to providing to our art residents the tools and environment where they easily can create and develop their artistic object(s). We are now receiving applications for 2015. The application project is simple and by email.
Please contact us for more details.
Mail: arterra.geral@gmail.com
Mobile: 351963779054


As an extra added bonus to #StageOpps readers, you’ll receive two basic baskets (including spices, olive oil, sugar, potatoes, onions, kitchen paper and detergents, teas, and eggs, fruits and vegetables from the ARTErra garden) for your stay!


To Apply: Send an email to specialoppscode@gmail.com to receive this month’s special code, and make sure to include it in the subject line of your email!


Deadline Extended to May 15, 2015

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**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Awards 2015**


The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition is seeking nominations/applications for the 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.


Deadline for submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th


Project Submissions
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


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 Strawberry One-Act Festival (February 2016; NYC, NY) - A play competition in which the audience and the theatre’s judges cast their votes to select the best play of the season. Twice a year, hundreds of plays from across the country are submitted for the competition. Plays move from the 1st round to the Semi-Finals and then the Finals. The playwright of the winning play receives $1,500.00 and the opportunity to have a full-length play developed by the Riant. The awards to be presented are Best Play, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. No fee to apply, fees applicable if your show is chosen to compete. The Strawberry One-Act Festival does not produce the show, all applicants are responsible for producing their show for the festival. Visit http://www.therianttheatre.com/index.php?n=strawberry_one-act_festival to download the application and for guidelines. Deadline: April 30, 2015 (Regular), May 15, 2015 (Late)
Script 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.


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


Emerging Playwrights Contest - The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation (DVRF) and OHenry Productions are pleased to announce the first annual Emerging Playwrights Contest. The play contest is intended to identify and encourage talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success and whose work accordingly deserves a wider audience. Over time, we believe this new play contest will serve the broader educational purpose of bringing new and challenging work to the attention of the public. A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. Consideration will thereafter be given towards further development of the work. There is no entry fee. To submit your work, visit http://www.ohenryproductions.com/play-contest/ for guidelines. Deadline: April 10, 2015
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

On the Edge: A Festival of New Plays - This is a 3 week long festival where 3 plays will be work-shopped at The Edge over the course of the next year and then produced in a Workshop Presentation in 2016.  Plays will be voted on by the audience in attendance and judges from The Edge.  One play from the Festival (selected by the audience and Edge judges) will be given a full production in an upcoming Edge season or writer may choose a cash prize instead. Visit http://www.theedgetheater.com/content/edgeucation/on_your_feet.asp for guidelines. Email submissions@theedgetheater.com with any questions. Deadline: April 15, 2015


Rover Dramawerks Rover Seconds! - Rover Dramawerks announces our second annual playwriting contest - ROVER SECONDS! We are seeking FULL-LENGTH comedies or farces that have received ONE full production to be a part of our Sixteenth Season. Only the first 150 full-length plays will be accepted. Comedies or farces only! No musicals or dramas. Plays must have been produced ONCE previously but not in the DFW Metroplex. Plays may not be published. Playwrights may submit only one full-length play of at least 60 pages. A cast list and brief synopsis must be included. Only PDF files will be accepted.
Name and contact info must not appear anywhere on the script (i.e. this is a blind submission process).
Submissions will ONLY be accepted via our website using the form provided: http://form.jotform.us/form/50108975331150. One full-length play will receive a cash prize of $500 and a full production in Rover Dramawerks’ Sixteenth Season. Rover Dramawerks performs in a reconfigurable black box theatre that seats 90-130. Please take this into consideration when presenting your work to us for consideration. We also strongly encourage you to check out our website at www.roverdramawerks.com to see the types of plays we generally produce. The judges reserve the right not to award prizes or productions if they feel the caliber of plays received does not warrant a winner. Deadline: April 20, 2015


Chameleon Theatre Circle New Play Contest (November, 2015, Apple Valley, MN) – Seeking entries of original, unproduced works in all styles and genres. Winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival and be considered for a subsequent full production. Plays accepted in the following categories: 10-Minute (15 pages or under), One-Act (20-60 pages), Full-Length, Musical, and Theatre-For-Youth. Cash prizes will be awarded ranging from $25-$100. Submit 3 copies of each script, plus CD and/or score for musicals, along with entry form (available on website) by postal mail. NO FEE. Chameleon Theatre Circle, 16th Annual New Play Contest, PO Box 240069, Apple Valley, MN 55124-0069. Email jim@chameleontheatre.org, or visit http://chameleontheatre.org/newplay/ for guidelines. Deadline: April 30, 2015


##Pride Films and Plays LezPlay Contest - Pride Films and Plays is seeking plays with lesbian characters, situations, or themes. Preferred cast size of 1-6 for production in an intimate space. Both new and previously produced plays will be accepted, though we prefer works that have not been previously produced in Chicago. Email a PDF of your full-length play with playwright contact information, resume, script synopsis, and production history (if applicable) to LezPlayPFP@gmail.com. We're on the lookout for new work, specifically Sapphic-centric narratives with a positive outlook. We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We are seeking scripts from women of all stripes and types: the lesbophile, the boi next door, the good-bi girl. Regardless of how you identify (or ident-defy) and even if your identity is not queer-cut, if your script puts the "out" in outstanding, then make a play (or a screenplay or a teleplay) for our attention. Scripts will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Up to five finalists will be selected in each category (Full-Length Plays, Full-Length Screenplays/Teleplays, and Short Scripts). The scripts that receive the highest recommendation from our reading panel, and that best align with the mission of LezPlay, will be presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which will take place in Chicago September 11-13. Writers whose work is selected for presentation will earn a cash prize ($400 for full-length scripts, $100 for shorts). In addition, LezPlay finalists in the Full-Length Plays category automatically receive production consideration for the Mainstage Series. To enter LezPlay, you will need to complete the online entry form at FilmFreeway (https://filmfreeway.com/festival/LezPlay) and also submit your script (with NO identifying information on it) to LezPlay Literary Manager Allison Fradkin at PrideWomen@gmail.com. Entry fee is $10 if script is received by March 31. Entry fee is $20 if script is received by April 15. Entry fee is $30 if script is received by May 1. To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 1, 2015. Members of the Dramatists Guild and PFP’s Writers Network may submit one script exempt from the entry fee. Writers may enter as many scripts as desired, but each entry form can be accompanied by only one (1) script. Each additional entry will require a separate entry form and separate entry fee. Only one free application may be submitted. If submitting a second script, there is a $10 discount for the second entry fee. The full entry fee is due for all entries made after that. Any woman in her \"write\" mind would submit. And we hope you do, because we here at Pride Films and Plays really need our Sapph-fix. Email pridewomen@gmail.com with questions. Deadline: April 30, 2015 (full length), May 1, 2015 (short plays)


Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award – Sponsored by The New England Theatre Conference, awards two prizes – $1,000 for first prize and $500 for second prize – for the best new full-length plays for young audiences. Winning scripts will also receive a staged readings. Scripts must not have been professionally produced or published; workshop productions or staged readings are acceptable. No musicals. Submit one typed, bound copy of the play, along with a separate title page with playwright contact information; a brief synopsis, cast list, and character breakdown; a statement that the play has not been previously published or professionally produced, and is not and will not be under option for publication or professional production prior to October 1, 2015. NOTE: Playwrights may only submit one script to one NETC contest per year. FEE: $10 (waived for NETC members). The New England Theatre Conference, Inc., Aurand Harris Playwriting Award, 215 Knob Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06518-2431, (617) 851-8535, mail@netconline.org, http://www.netconline.org/aurand-harris-award.php. Deadline: May 1, 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


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.


Center of the World Festival at Pine Mountain Club (August 14-16, 2015, Frazier Park, CA) – Seeking 10-minute plays with an Eco-Drama, Peace, Justice or other social issue theme. Winner will receive a $500 cash prize. No collaborations. Three submissions per playwright. FEE: suggested donation of $10 (not required). The Center of the World Festival, PO Box 1929, Frazier Park, CA 93225-1929, http://www.cowfest.org/playwright-contest, email director@centeroftheworldfestival.org. Deadline: May 30, 2015


Baltimore Playwrights Festival (Baltimore, MD) – Seeking plays local to the Maryland/District of Columbia area – Currently or Previously worked in or lived in the area. All plays must be sent anonymously, all types of plays will be considered including musicals. One acts should not exceed 1 hour (50-60 pages), and full-length plays are to not exceed 2 and a half hours (150 pages). Submission packet to include: submission form, fee, CD if submitting a musical or a show that requires music, residency document (explaining how you are meed the BPF local playwrights requirement). The script must be anonymously sent with: title page, synopsis (no more that half of a page), character listings (including gender, age range, and any other defining necessary characteristics), setting (place and time), script (with page numbers). FEE: $10. Baltimore Playwrights Festival, PO Box 38122, Baltimore, MD. 21231, librarian@baltplayfest.org, http://www.baltplayfest.org/submit,. Receipt Deadline: May 31, 2015


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.


**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.


UnMasked Theatre Company - SEEKING SUBMISSIONS- NEW WORKS AND WRITERS FOR UNMASKED THEATRE COMPANY, a non-profit musical theatre company for social change. Seeking both established and emerging writers with passion, drive, and commitment. We are seeking works fully or nearly at completion to be workshopped and produced in October, Fall 2015. We are also seeking an playwright in residence to work with us on further developing past works and continuing to develop new work.
Unmasked Theatre Company's current focus and mission is to de-stigmatize mental illness in our society. Unmasked uses musical theatre to promote social change as we believe the added elements of song and dance in musical theatre can reach people on a different and unique emotional level. We will utilize this to create discussion between people on their individual opinions, which will eventually expand to changing societal opinions on pivotal issues. The particular issues Unmasked will address are gender inequality, mental illness stigma, and class/racial inequality and mobility. Visit www.unmaskedtheatrecompany.org or view the listing at http://www.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/344645. Submissions now open.


Onstage
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


Midsommer Flight’s Macbeth (Chicago, IL) - Director, Beth Wolf. Casting "Macbeth," Shakespeare's Scottish play. Rehearsals begin around June 1 in Chicago, IL. Shows July 11-August 30 in four Chicago parks. Actors: (Supporting) diverse cast; Hispanic and African American actors encouraged to submit. Also seeking actor combatants with strong fight skills, including a young woman to play Fleance/Macduff's Son/Young Siward. Auditions will be held by appointment, April 11-13, in Chicago, IL. Callbacks April 15. Please prepare one 1-2 minute classical monologue. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/macbeth-65851/actors-252296/#seeking.


Youth Company Chicago Season Generals (Chicago, IL) - Rachel Holland, Casting Director Casting general auditions for our 2015/16 season, including the musicals "Willie Wonka," "Annie," "Mary Poppins," and "Peter Pan." "Willie Wonka" rehearsals begin late June in Chicago, IL. Shows August 22-30. "Annie" rehearsals begin in October. Shows December 5-20. "Mary Poppins" rehearsals February-March. Shows April 2-17. "Peter Pan" rehearsals begin mid-June. Shows August 20-September 3. Actors: (Supporting) adult actors in our programs will also serve as Mentors to youth and teen actors. Actors with interest and experience working with children are encouraged to submit. There is a competitive stipend for adult performers. Auditions will be held by appointment, April 8 and 11 in Chicago, IL. Prepare one comedic and one dramatic monologue. Bring sheet music in your key.


Backstage
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.


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
Bates College Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance (Lewiston, ME) - The Bates College Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting position as assistant professor of theater to teach acting and directing, and to direct a departmental productions beginning August 1, 2015.  The teaching load is five courses.  Bates is an undergraduate liberal arts institution in Lewiston, Maine offering a major and minor in both theater and dance. The requirements for this position include: an M.F.A. or Ph.D, college-level or equivalent academic teaching experience, and a firm commitment to the values of a liberal arts education. Applicants should submit all requested materials electronically, in PDF format to Interfolio.com. See listing at http://apply.interfolio.com/29008. Review of applications begins April 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Young Playwrights Literary Manager (NYC) - Young Playwrights Inc. seeks detail-oriented creative individual to join small but mighty staff on a part-time basis to manage processing and evaluation of scripts submitted to two competitions and to function as dramaturg-in-chief. Ideal candidate has comprehensive knowledge of dramatic literature and New York theater community, experience in new play development, excellent writing and editing skills, professional manner, a working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Access and social media, and a commitment to treating our young writers as artists rather than students. Must be accurate, tactful, and occasionally witty; able to manage work flow and meet deadlines. Detailed job description available upon request. Cover letter/resume to Young Playwrights Inc., PO Box 5134, New York NY 10185.  Questions?  Contact admin@youngplaywrights.org EOE. Visit http://www.youngplaywrights.org/looking-for-literary-manager/ for more info.
Funding
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


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. Grants generally range from $1,000-$10,000, and do not exceed $15,000. Questions should be sent to Program Assistant Robyn Busch at robyn@midatlanticarts.org. Visit the website for more details and to download the guidelines: http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/guidelines.html. Receipt Deadline: April 17, 2015 (for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)


P73 Playwriting Fellowship – (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015) Year-long support program for early-career playwrights. Page 73 serves as producer and advocate, providing support for career development, $10,000 toward the development of one or more new theatrical projects, and a cash stipend of $10,000. Candidates must be U.S. residents living in the U.S. at the time of the fellowship who have committed to playwriting as a professional goal. Applicants must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-acts plays and have a new play in the very early stages of development, or an idea for a new play that would benefit from the resources provided by the fellowship. Candidates must not be enrolled in a degree/certificate program during the fellowship year, and must never have received a production of his or her work in New York City that was larger than an Actor’s Equity Showcase Code presentation. NOTE: Application must be submitted online, through website. Page Seventy-Three Productions, Inc., 138 South Oxford Street, Suite 4E, Brooklyn, New York 11217, T: (718) 398-2099,fellowship@p73.org, michael@p73.org, http://www.page73.org/programs/p73-playwriting-fellowship/. Deadline: April 15, 2015


Dramatists Guild Fellows Program – Designed to augment the training of emerging American dramatists and enhance the sense of community amongst them. Designed for theatre writers who have completed a graduate program and are no more than five years out, or who have comparable experience in organized writers’ workshops or other pertinent experience. 9-month program includes group sessions with theatre professionals, and, where possible, one-on-one mentoring, and opportunities to become interns or observers with dramatists involved in professional productions. The program encourages playwrights, composers and lyricists to apply. This year, they would like to select 5 playwriting fellows and five musical theatre fellows. Musical theatre fellows should apply as creative teams where possible and applicable; those who write both music and lyrics would apply alone as a “self-contained” writer. In addition to creative workshops with other fellows, each fellow will have an internship/observership opportunity with a Guild member to observe pre-production, rehearsals or previews for an upcoming production, if possible. Fellows will also receive a small stipend. Applicants are expected to reside in New York for the duration of the fellowship. NOTE: Electronic submissions only; see website for complete guidelines and instructions. Dramatists Guild Fellowship Program, fellows@dramatistsguild.com, http://www.dramatistsguild.com/eventseducation/application.aspx. Deadline: May 4, 2015 @ 5pm


##National Museum of the American Indian Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program / Artist Leadership – Supporting wide range of arts activities with goal of increasing knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts. Awards of $6,000-$7,000 enable indigenous artists to research, document, network, and develop life skills to enhance artistic growth and strengthen career development. Two-part program includes visit to Washington, D.C., to conduct research and to receive professional training services, as well as an artist-facilitated community project to share knowledge learned from visit in one of two categories: youth public art or artist’s community workshop. Eligibility: Must be an indigenous artist of the Western Hemisphere who is recognized by the their community and can demonstrate significant artistic accomplishments; may work in any media (visual, media, performance arts, literature, etc.) Visit the website for guidelines and to apply: http://nmai.si.edu/connect/artist-leadership-program/. Receipt Deadline: May 4, 2015


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. Arts Midwest, 2908 Hennepin Ave, Ste. 200, Minneapolis, MN 55408, T: (612) 341-0755, performingartsfund@artsmidwest.org, http://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/paf/apply. Receipt Deadline: March 25, 2015


**Leeway Transformation Award** – $15,000 unrestricted award for women and trans artists living in the Delaware Valley who create art and social change and have done so for the past five years or more. Open to artists working in any art form who respectfully engage communities and audiences in creating a vision of a more just world, raising consciousness, and challenging oppression and mainstream culture. Applicants must have lived for the past two or more years in Bucks, Camden, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, or Philadelphia Counties, with the intention of remaining in the Delaware Valley throughout the award year (ending December 31, 2015); applicants must demonstrate financial need and a commitment to making art for social change. Artists may apply collaboratively if they meet the basic eligibility requirements, but each co-applicant must submit a separate artist information form. For full guidelines and application forms, contact the Foundation. Leeway Foundation, The Philadelphia Building, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 832, Philadelphia, PA 19107, T: (215) 545-4078, info@leeway.org, http://www.leeway.org. Receipt Deadline: May 15, 2015


Residencies
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


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.


The Catskill Center (Arkville, NY) – One-week residency program for visual artists, writers, poets, composers, performing artists, and environmental researchers who have an affinity for the natural world. The work produced should foster an appreciation of the environment through the aesthetics of art. For guidelines and to apply visit: http://www.catskillcenter.org/. Deadline: April 10, 2015


Stage Left Theatre Residency (Fall, 2014 and Winter-Spring, 2015, Chicago, IL) – Gives playwrights an opportunity to develop a play with Stage Left Theatre, moving from the conceptual stage to a production-ready script. Playwrights will work closely with one of Stage Left’s ensemble directors and members of the literary team to design a process tailored for the particular needs of their project. Residency projects will also be eligible for a public workshop in LeapFest, their annual developmental festival of new work, in Summer, 2014. Full manuscripts will be considered, but you do not need a completed draft to apply. Send relevant materials (partial draft, written scenes, outlines, synopsis, etc.) to indicate the current shape of the project and your long-term goals. Submissions must fit Stage Left’s mission, which is to develop and produce plays that raise debate and challenge perspectives on political and social issues. Playwrights responsible for travel. To apply, email  scripts@stagelefttheatre.com, or visit http://www.stagelefttheatre.com/participate/playwright-residencies/. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Sitka Center/Artist and Ecologist Residency Program (Fall 2013-Spring 2014, Otis, OR) – Residencies of up to 3 ½ months for visual artists, writers, naturalists, ecologists, environmental scientists, and musicians. Residency periods are either October-January or January-May. Residency provides living and studio space. Artist responsible for travel, food and materials. Artists encouraged to participate in community service activities. FEE: $15. Sitka Center for Art and Ecology, PO Box 65, Otis, OR 97368, T: (541) 994-5485, info@sitkacenter.org, http://www.sitkacenter.org/3-1.html. Deadline: April 17, 2015

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