#StageOpps #StageOppsSept15

and WomenArts presents
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.

Special Opportunity
Special Opps are suspended for the summer. Please check back in the Fall for our Special Opportunities!

Project Submissions
The October Event at Manhattan Repertory Theatre (New York, NY) - Seeking never produced before original short 1 ACT PLAYS (7 minutes to 20 minutes) (cast, directed and ready to perform) and DANCE PIECES (2 minutes to 20 minutes in length) for: THE OCTOBER EVENT OCTOBER 13 - OCTOBER 23, 2015 at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, 303 West 42nd St. (at 8th Ave) NYC. We are looking for passionate playwright/producers and choreographers from the Tri-State area who wish to participate and try out a new short play or dance piece in front of a live audience. We are looking for NEW short plays and dance pieces, never produced before,cast, directed, choreographed, off book, put on their feet and manifested for the first time from playwright/producers in the Tri-State area. For more info and to apply: http://manhattanrep.com/the-october-event-2015/. Deadline: September 20, 2015

Script Submissions
Exit 7 Players New Short Play Contest (February 2016, Ludlow, MA) - The Exit 7 New Short Play Contest will produce short plays by sixteen playwrights in an exciting audience-participation format, awarding two winning writers a prize of $150 each. NO FEE. You may submit either one or two plays. Visit http://www.exit7players.org/shows/theexit7shortplayc/ for submission guidelines and to submit. Deadline: September 12, 2015

Theatre Three One Act Play Festival (Port Jefferson, NY, March 2016) - Only unproduced works will be accepted. Plays that have had staged readings are eligible. No adaptations or children’s plays. Cast size, maximum 8. Length should be 40 minutes maximum, no minimum. Settings should be simple or suggested. Playwrights may make multiple submissions. Please do not submit works that have been previously submitted. For more information and to submit, please visit http://www.theatrethree.com/jcd_site/one_act_fest.html#guide. Deadline: September 30, 2015

Landing Theatre Company (April 22-24, 2016, Houston, TX) - Seeking full-length plays for the New American Voices Play Reading Series. Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company’s Spring Festival in Houston, Texas. Selected playwrights must attend the readings. A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright. Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses. Visit http://www.landingtheatre.org/#!submissions/c59z to submit. NO FEE. Deadline: September 30, 2014

**Henley Rose Playwright Competition** (Knoxville, TN, Fall 2015) - The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. Henley Rose seeks to honor both the writings of Pulitzer Prize winner Beth Henley and those of future winners of the Henley Rose Award. Submissions are welcome May 1st through October 1st and will be read by a committee of writers, theatre artists, and producers. Three finalists will be announced by October 20th and will be invited to attend and be recognized at the staged reading of their play. Staged readings will take place in Knoxville, TN at a determined date between October 25th and November 15th. The competition winner will be announced on November 20th and will receive both a cash prize and the Henley Rose Award. Please note, we are unable to provide feedback on scripts that are submitted. To apply: http://www.henleyrose.com. Deadline: October 1, 2015

Summer Harvest Festival 2016 (Norcross, GA, May-June 2016) - Onion Man Productions is accepting submissions of original 10-minute plays for Summer Harvest 2016! A Day at the Lake. The shows will be staged in late May and early June of 2016. All submitted plays must be written to one of the following set parameters. The plays must be set on either a dock at a lake or on the back porch of a lake house.Submissions are open to any writer, although Georgia and southeastern playwrights will receive preference. For more information, guidelines, and to submit, visit http://www.onionmanproductions.com/onion_man_home/submissions. Deadline: October 31, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Sloan Project (2015- 2016 Season, NYC) - The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries. Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology. NO FEE. For information on submission guidelines, visit http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/node/28. Deadline: November 1, 2015

Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual Mini-Festival (March 31 - April 2, 2016, Acadia, Nova Scotia) - AUTC is looking for fresh new plays from new or experienced playwrights to stage at Acadia University Theatre Company’s 23rd Annual International MiniFest. NO FEE. For submission guidelines, please visit http://theatre.acadiau.ca/minifest.html. Deadline: October 15, 2015

SES Int’l Playwriting Prize - Saving Endangered Species Int'l Playwriting Prize is pleased to announce that the 2016 Staged Readings of the winning plays will be a benefit performance for The Jane Goodall Institute, and that all proceeds from the production will be donated to The Jane Goodall Institute. The Jane Goodall Institute was founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, and is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things through research, public education and advocacy: To improve global understanding and treatment of great apes; To contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats; and To create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them. For more information, guidelines and to apply, visit: www.sesprize.com. Deadline: November 30, 2015

Artemisia Fall Festival (Chicago, IL, Fall 2016) - Artemisia produces an exciting lineup of feminist plays each and every fall.  From open submissions six plays are chosen and staged as readings by Chicago's outstanding pool of professional talent.  Playwrights get a great opportunity to further develop their work, and have their play considered for full production during an upcoming theatre season.  Artemisia's Fall Festival audience chose Jaki McCarrick's Belfast Girls for full production in 2015.  Critics called the audience's choice "gut-punching," "heart-wrenching" and "impeccable." The submission window is now open and will close December 15, 2015, or until 500 submissions are received.  A one-time $10 administrative fee is required to submit your play.To submit your play and for full submission guidelines visit artemisiatheatre.org. Deadline: December 15, 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-submissionsfor 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

**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.

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award (New York, NY) – Seeking full-length plays on any topic, but particularly plays that are innovative and touch on social issues. Plays must require 7 actors or fewer. Submit script, author bio, character breakdown, and a brief description or synopsis of the play, along with a SASE for response. Submitted plays must not have been produced in New York City. NOTE: Postal mail submissions only. NO FEE. Urban Stages, 555 Eighth Ave., RM 1800, New York, NY 10018.http://urbanstages.org/submissions/.  Submissions are ongoing.

Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike (Salt Lake City, UT) - Wasatch Theatre Company
Brian Pilling, dir.Casting "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" by Christopher Durang. Project Description: Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the farmhouse where they grew up. But their peace is disturbed when movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twentysomething boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins!Performances will run January 7-30, Thurs.-Sat. in the Studio Theatre at the Rose Wagner in Salt Lake City, UT. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/vanya-and-sonia-and-masha-and-spike-84558/. Auditions held September 16th and September 19th in Salt Lake City, UT.

New Stage Theatre Season Auditions (Jackson, MS) -
Francine Reynolds, Artistic DirectorNew Stage Theatre, a professional theatre, located in Jackson, Mississippi, is casting for its current season including CRIMES OF THE HEART, A TIME TO KILL, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and RED. Each show rehearses three weeks. Go to website, www.newstagetheatre.com, for show dates.Each show rehearses three weeks. Go to website, www.newstagetheatre.com, for show dates.AEA Guest Pays Artist Tier III and non-union; housing, travel and per diem. Apply via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/a-time-to-kill-and-red-84487/.  Auditions held September 3rd and September 4th in New York, NY.

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

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.

Ridge Chorale, Inc. (Brooklyn, NY) - Local Brooklyn Not-For-Profit Community Theater company is looking for a Sound Designer/Operator for upcoming production of Mary Poppins. Responsible for installing sound at venue (we have equipment), attending rehearsals, setting sound cues, designing sound effects, and running and mixing of the sound during all performances. Must be familiar with a Behringer x32 Compact Digital board. Installation of sound will take place on Saturday Sept. 12th. Stipend $1200. http://ridgechorale.com/ or http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php.

Assistant Stage Manager & Production Assistant (Third Rail, NYC) - Third Rail Projects, the company that brought you the long-running, immersive hit, Then She Fell, is seeking an Assistant Stage Manager and a Production Assistant for their upcoming production of The Grand Paradise. The ASM and PA will work as part of a stage management team to develop routines and practices for the company's new show, and will be running the show on a nightly basis. Candidates must be detail-oriented and positive, on-your-feet thinkers who are comfortable interacting with audiences. Looking for ASM candidates with 3+ years of stage management experience and Production Assistants with 1+ year of experience. Experience with stage management in immersive theater a plus. Please send a cover letter expressing your qualifications and interest as well as a current resume to brittany@thirdrailprojects.com. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. The Assistant Stage Manager and Production Assistant are both paid positions and begin at a full-time capacity in late October. To learn more about Third Rail Projects, please visit: www.thirdrailprojects.com.


**Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program**
Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical awards are between $2,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or to build a body of work. Open to individual artists and nonprofit arts organizations. Applicants must have resided in Kentucky at least one year prior to application. See website for complete guidelines and application forms. Rae Strobel, Grant Program and Community Building Coordinator, The Kentucky Foundation for Women, 332 West Broadway, Suite 1215, Louisville, KY 40202, rae@kfw.org, http://www.kfw.org. Deadline: September 4, 2015

Guggenheim Fellowships
For advanced professionals in all fields, including the creative arts (in the field of performing arts, artists must perform their own original material to be eligible), to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions. Grants are to individuals only (but are not available to students) and have been averaging $43,200 for U.S./Canadian fellowships – amounts are adjusted to the needs of the fellows, considering their resources and the purpose and scope of their plans. Appointments ordinarily made for one year and always for at least six consecutive months. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 90 Park Ave., New York, NY 10016, fellowships@jsgmf.org; http://www.gf.org. Deadline: September 18, 2015

##Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award Unrestricted award of $25,000 to 2 Washington State generative artists in any discipline who are originating new work, experimenting with new ideas, taking risks and pushing the boundaries in their respective fields. The award recognizes artists who demonstrate innovation in their art practice. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older by application date, have a minimum of 5 years in professional art practice, and be a resident of Washington State at time of application and when the award is granted. Students ineligible. A letter of recommendation is required. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Artist Trust Arts Innovator Award, 1835 12th Ave., Seattle, WA 98122, T: (206) 467-8734, FAX: (206) 467-9633, info@artisttrust.org, http://artisttrust.org/index.php/for-artists/money#arts_innovator_awards. Deadline: November 16, 2015

South Arts Southern Fast Track Touring Grants – Provides smaller presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) with fee support to present performing artists and writers from outside the presenter’s state. Grants will be awarded for theater, music, opera, musical theater, literary, and dance projects that contain both a public performance or reading and an educational component. Only nonprofit and governmental presenting organizations in South Arts’ nine-state region are eligible to apply. Applicant organizations must have operating budgets of $150,000 or less (for the last completed fiscal year), and projects must take place between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015. The maximum request is 50 percent of the artist fee, up to $2,500. The minimum grant request is $500. Applications must be submitted online at least sixty days prior to the project start date. See website for complete guidelines and application. South Arts Southern Fast Track Touring Grants, 1800 Peachtree St., Ste. 808, Atlanta, GA 30309, Contact: Nikki Estes, T: (404) 874-7244 x16, http://www.southarts.org/grants/apply-for-a-grant/southern-fast-track-touring/. Deadline: Rolling; submit at least 60 days prior to project start date


Recology Artist in Residence Program (2016, San Francisco Bay Area, CA)Provides local artists working in all media the opportunity to create art using materials they gather from San Francisco’s refuse. Four-month residency includes 24-hour access to a 2,000-sq. ft. art studio, a monthly stipend, and an exhibit at the end of each residency. Open to professional artists who reside within one hour’s drive of San Francisco; students ineligible. Prior to applying, artists must take a tour of the recycling facilities, art studio, and sculpture garden (tours held on the third Saturday of each month at 10am). To reserve a spot and for more information, call Micah Gibson (number below). See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. $20 fee. AIR Program, Recology San Francisco, 501 Tunnel Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134, Contact: Micah Gibson, T: (415) 330-1414, mgibson@recology.com, http://sunsetscavenger.com/AIR/apply.htm. Deadline: September 1, 2015
Generations Residency (Boulder, CO) - The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company makes an ongoing commitment to new theatrical work, from world premieres to playwright residencies. Generations is BETC's new play development program. The name comes from BETC's goals for the program: to welcome all generations into the theater to see new plays, and to empower playwrights to generate new work. Each year, one playwright is chosen from a international applicant pool to join BETC in Boulder for a one-week residency, where the writer workshops the work-in-progress with a director, actors, and a dramaturg. Each residency culminates in a public reading. Generations is made possible in part by the Sustainable Arts Foundation. BETC is now accepting submissions for our next Generations residency. In order to support the work of parent playwrights, BETC is seeking full-length plays, for a cast of seven actors or less, written by a parent with at least one child under 18 years of age as of September 1, 2015. For information, submission guidelines, and to apply, visit http://betc.org/generations. Deadline: September 1, 2015
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts Residency (January-June, 2016, Nebraska City, NE) – Two, four, six, or eight-week residencies between July and December for visual artists, writers, composers, interdisciplinary artists, and arts and arts education scholars.  Some “transitional” residencies reserved for recent masters degree program graduates.  Residents receive free housing and a studio as well as a $100 per week stipend. FEE: $35. See website for application form and requirements. Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410, T: 402-874-9600, info@khncenterforthearts.org,
http://www.khncenterforthearts.org. Deadline: September 1, 2015

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (February-May, 2016, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks, but can be anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution, and deposit. Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $40. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline: September 15, 2015

National Playwright Residency Program - The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in collaboration with Howlround, A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College, established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.  The pilot round, which was on an invitation-only basis, has provided three years of salary, benefits, and a flexible research and development fund for American playwrights at 14 selected theaters.  The goals of the program are to: Advance the state of playwrights in the American theater by providing them with space, time, and resources, and greater access to the institutions in which they work; Influence the working environment of theaters by embedding playwrights in them; Generate public value through the interaction of playwrights with local artistic and civic communities; Document and disseminate the findings to help benefit the field. For more information, guidelines and to apply, visit: https://mellon.org/programs/arts-and-cultural-heritage/performing-arts/national-playwright-residency-program-2016-round/application/. Deadline: September 15, 2015
Jentel Artist Residency (January 15 – May 13, 2016, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit. Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $20. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: September 15, 2015

**Turkey Land Cove Foundation** (February-June, 2016, Edgartown, MA) – “A personal retreat for motivated women to pursue their professional, educational and artistic goals,” the Foundation provides need-based grants to women in transition, offering time, space, peace and quiet to plan major life changes, finish a body of artistic work, or accomplish other goals for which such a retreat would be appropriate. Their goal is to provide this to women who would otherwise not be able to afford a retreat. Successful applicants should be motivated, and have clear, definable goals to pursue artistic, professional, or educational advancement and a plan to implement those goals. Open to women who are residents of New England or New York State. Apply online, through website. NO FEE. Turkey Land Cove Foundation, PO Box 11, Edgartown, MA 02539, T: (508) 627-4583, turkeylandcovefoundation@gmail.com, http://www.turkeylandcovefoundation.com/. Deadline: October 1, 2015

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
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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