#StageOpps #StageOppsOct2015

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
Jewish Women’s Theatre Salon Theatre Submissions (January 17-February 1, 2016; LA, CA) - JWT gives voice to Jewish women in America today by creating original works that broaden the view of Jewish women, by ensuring these works are performed and seen, and by creating a lasting legacy for future generations. What is Salon Theatre? JWT takes the tradition of Jewish women hosting salons to a new level.  Salon Theatre is a thematically driven evening of theatrical entertainment in which works of art and live performance are presented in intimate settings.  At-Homes Salon Theatre evenings may include: plays, poetry, music, humorous monologues, an adaption of literary material, fine art, and dance, followed by lively discussion…and, of course, food. This call is for

Salon Evening 1: January 17 - February 1, 7:30 PM. Theme: TEMPTATION.
A delicious and dangerous discovery of secrets of Jewish women in this sometimes shocking and mostly surprising show that will surely evoke laughter and tears, but most of all, remind you how seductive temptation can be. Directed by Susan Morgenstern.
Extended Deadline for #StageOpps Readers Only: October 30, 2015*

Salon Evening 2: March 6 - March 21, 7:30 PM, Theme: BEYOND JACOB’S LADDER
Ripped from the pages of our sacred text and reimagined for the modern age, this hilarious and provocative show of newly commissioned pieces by top notch writers explores yearning, betrayal, and loss, and just might upend your preconceptions about how much modern women are cut from the same cloth as biblical women.  Directed by Eve Brandstein.  Underwritten with a generous gift from Lynne and Phil Himelstein.
Extended Deadline for #StageOpps Readers Only: November 30, 2015*

Salon Evening 3: May 15 - May 30, 7:30 PM. Theme: CHUTZPAH & SALSA
Our sisters south of the border serve up funny, poignant and pivotal moments in their lives as they share what it means to have a Latina heart and a Jewish soul. Directed by Susan Morgenstern.  Produced by Suzanna Kaplan.
Extended Deadline for #StageOpps Readers Only: December 31, 2015*

We start our eighth season filled with gratitude. Our community has grown exponentially. NOT THAT JEWISH by Monica Piper sold out shows for 10 consecutive months and more than 10,000 people laughed and cried together!  JWT launched The Braid, our new performance and art space in Santa Monica, and we witnessed the blossoming of classes, art shows, performances and Shabbat services. Salons sold out.  While these statistics are impressive, our work is far from over.  Some might say, it is just beginning – developing new and important shows this season like ones exploring the stories of Russian-speaking Jews or Latina Jews.  And creating new commissions for full-length shows that delve into Jewish identity.  We are creating a legacy of stories that reflect our lives today.   

*Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com for the special code to qualify for the extended deadline; then follow the submission guidelines:

Submission Preference: Stories, one-acts, poems, songs all under 1500 words.
SUBMIT TO:  ronda@jewishwomenstheatre.org
See guidelines at www.jewishwomenstheatre.org

ARTErra 2016 Call for Artists & Projects
Multidisciplinary residency in Portugal

ARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in a green and friendly village. In this place you can find a comfortable house where you can live and a garden where the work rooms and facilities are. We also have a workroom in the main square of the village where small exhibitions, talks and performances can be presented. Our residency is prepared to host different kind of art projects and work processes. Depending on the needs and requests of each project we will be pleased to help you achieve your goals with our resources and contacts. The application process is simple and quick.

Extended Deadline for #StageOpps Readers: October 30, 2015

Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com for the special code to qualify for the extended deadline; then follow the submission guidelines:
To apply for being a artist in residency in ARTErra, please send us a mail to: arterra.geralmail.com
or call us +351963779054 + INFO. www.arterra.weebly.com

Project Submissions
Mead Theatre Lab (2016/2017 Season, Washington DC) – Intensive program for performing artists and independent theatre companies, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers, as well as producers and arts organizations presenting performing arts in any genres, with an emphasis on work that explores provocative new ideas. They are especially interested in productions that offer new perspectives and presenting techniques. Over the course of the season the program provides fifteen weeks of theatre space, production management support, and mentoring. Apply through website. FEE: $30. Mead Theatre Lab, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Producer, T: (202) 315-1306, FAX: (202) 315-1303, http://www.culturaldc.org/performing-arts/mead-theatre-lab-program/. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, jenny@culturaldc.org,http://www.flashpointdc.org/about/flashpoint.html.
Receipt Deadline: November 17, 2015

Script Submissions
**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

Source Festival (June, 2016, Washington, DC) – Three-week performing arts festival. Seeking theatre artists interested in directing original plays (both full length and 10-minute), artists of all stripes (including filmmakers and playwrights) to create an original artistic blind date, and submissions of 10-minute play scripts. Play submissions are open to applicants living anywhere in the U.S. or abroad; all other applicants must be based in the DC metro area. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. http://www.sourcefestival.org/opportunities.html. Deadline: October 1, 2015 @5pm

##Jewish Plays Project – Seeking plays from all types of playwrights, however the play content must include the Jewish Culture, more specifically from the 21st Century, tackling current day interest (social justice, economic justice, diversity, strong women in Jewish life, LGBTQ inclusion, new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations). Please check the website for submission eligibility. No musicals. NO FEE. David Winitsky (Artistic Director) david@jewishplaysproject.org, Jeremy Stoller (Resident Dramaturg & Contest Producer) jeremy@jewishplaysproject.org, http://www.jewishplaysproject.org/guide http://www.jewishplaysproject.org/. Deadline: October 18, 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.

##The Second Mrs. Wilson (George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, NJ) - Seeking Equity female actor for the role of Edith Wilson in "The Second Mrs. Wilson." Synopsis: Edith Wilson finds herself a woman in a man’s world when she marries President Woodrow Wilson. A circle of congressmen, cabinet members, and other Old Boys surround the couple, disapproving in equal measure of their love and their refusal to compromise. When Wilson falls ill, Edith, with effortless ease, maneuvers her way around the White House, outsmarting the men who would derail her beloved Woodrow’s dream of world peace. Rehearsals begin Oct. 20; previews begin Nov. 10; runs Nov. 13-29 in New Brunswick, NJ. Pays: $820/wk. favored nations. Equity LORT C Non-Rep Contract. Seeking Edith: Female, 40-69, all ethnicities. Submit via Backstage: http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-second-mrs-wilson-88625/

Porthouse Theatre 2016 Summer Season Auditions - Seeking Equity actor/singers for various roles in Porthouse Theatre's 2015 summer season. Season includes: "Sister Act" (rehearsals begin May 31, 2016 at 10 a.m.; opens June 9; expected closing July 2); "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash" (rehearsals begin June 21 at 10 a.m.; previews begin July 7; opens July 8; expected closing July 23); and "Footloose" (rehearsals begin July 12 at 10 a.m.; previews begin July 28; opens July 29; expected closing Aug. 14).Pays: $593/wk. Equity URTA Tier 2 Contract. Seeking various roles, male and female, all ethnicities and ages. Submit via Backstage http://www.backstage.com/casting/porthouse-theatre-2016-summer-season-88475/.

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.

##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

2016-2018 Women’s Project Lab Call for Applications - WP Theater is looking for 15 female-identified playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the 2016-2018 WP Lab. The WP Lab provides up to 15 artists with community, a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership training, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage. For more information visit: wptheater.org/lab Deadline: November 8, 2015, 11:59pm
**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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