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

Project Submissions
Midtown International Theatre Festival Short Subjects (New York, NY) - Seeking short plays and musicals. We also encourage productions of all racial and sexual stripes, in all genres. The chief restrictions on submissions are the length of a show and how well it can be done with minimal scenery in a festival setting. Otherwise, three things make up a successful entry in the MITF: a good play, a competent producer, and a marketing plan. It takes all three to field a successful Festival entry. Scripts with guns as props will not be accepted. For more info and instructions to submit, visit http://www.midtownfestival.org/. Deadline: February 22, 2015

Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 2016; New York, NY) - Attention playwrights! The time has come to unpack your short plays and get them ready to submit to the 40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. We are now accepting submissions! Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. There is a $10 submission fee per play. Application requires the sign off of you as producer, or your own separate producer, who will produce the play to participate in the festival. To apply and for further guidelines: http://oob.samuelfrench.com/. Deadline: February 12, 2016, 11:59pm E.S.T.
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, 2016
Script Submissions
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, 2016

Theatre Oxford 10 Minute Play Contest – Winner receives the L.W. Thomas Award of $1,000 and production of winning 10-minute play. Plays must be original and unproduced and may not exceed 10 pages. Plays should have 2-4 characters and minimal set and costume requirements. Submit 2 copies of play, optional cover letter, title page with author name and full contact information (do not put name and contact info anywhere else on script), and character breakdown. Staple or paper clip script; no binders or folders. Multiple submissions accepted; each submission requires an entry fee. FEE: $10. Theatre Oxford – 10 Minute Play Contest, PO Box 1394, Oxford, MS 38655, http://www.10minuteplays.com/. Deadline: February 15, 2016

Lunchbox Theatre’s Suncor Energy Stage One Festival (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) -  Each year, with the generous support of Suncor, Lunchbox Theatre is able to workshop scripts through the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival. All chosen playwrights receive dramaturgical support, a workshop with a professional director and actors and either a closed or public reading, depending on the stage development. Lunchbox Theatre is currently inviting playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration. All plays must eventually run approximately 50 minutes. Submissions are not limited to comedies and musicals but content should be suitable for Lunchbox Theatre audiences – excessive use of foul language or nudity may limit the possibility of production. Anyone is allowed to apply. All applications should include: Playwright’s resume, History of any development the script has received thus far, Premise of the play, Plot outline for the basic structure of the play, Minimum of 15 pages of script for the piece being submitted. Please submit applications in hard copy form to: Suncor Energy Stage One Submissions, Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Artistic Producer, Mark Bellamy at mark.bellamy@lunchboxtheatre.com. Visit http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/stage-one-submissions/ for more information. Deadline: February 26, 2016

New American Theatre One Act Festival (Culver City, CA) - Award recipients receive a full production of the play in Los Angeles produced by The New American Theatre at the Odyssey Theatre. Performance of the piece will be under the supervision of Jack Stehlin, utilizing the talents of the acting company of the New American Theatre. All playwrights whose work makes it to the level of semi-finalist will be given first consideration for any full-length work they may have to be included in the New American Theatre Full-Length reading series, which takes place in January and February. Accepting one act plays which have not been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA (plays with simple staging requirement s are favored). Running time must be twenty-five minutes or less. You will receive e-mail confirmation of the submission of your work at the time of submission. Further notification will only be given to semifinalists. Please submit full script as an e-mail attachment. No contact information should be on the script itself. Body of the e-mail should include title of the work, author’s name, address and contact information. All submissions should go to the New American Theatre Literary Coordinator, Joe Bays at JoeBays55@earthlink.net. Please put ONE ACT PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line. Visit http://www.newamericantheatre.com/playwrights.html for more info and to submit. Deadline: February 28, 2016

Playfest at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL) – Seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in our fascinating and complicated contemporary world. They are interested in plays exploring important, challenging, and crucial social issues that affect our lives today; comedies and dramas welcome. Plays with 6 actors or fewer preferred, and they are interested in one-person shows. 7 new works will be presented as readings, and one or more may go on to be developed in a workshop or full production. Playwrights receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Plays must not have received more than 2 professional AEA productions, must not have received a Broadway or Off-Broadway production or an Orlando production in current form, and must not be published. Submit cover letter, bio, one-page synopsis, ten pages of dialogue from the play, character breakdown, and author name and contact info on the cover letter. Do not submit full script unless requested. NOTE: No electronic submissions. NO FEE. Cynthia White, Director of New Play Development, PlayFest 2016, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 East Rollins St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32803,http://www.orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/playfest/submit.html. Deadline: March 1, 2016

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

The Valley Players Vermont Playwrights Award – Seeking original, unproduced, full-length plays by residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine. Winning playwright receives $1,000. No musicals. Plays may not have won an award or prize in any other contest. Submit 2 bound copies of script with title pages containing author name and contact information. Do not include author’s name on script. Download entry form from website and submit with script.NO FEE. Vermont Playwrights Award, The Valley Players, PO Box 441, Waitsfield, VT 05673, T: (802) 6767, valleyplayers@madriver.com, www.valleyplayers.com. Deadline: February 1, 2016

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.

HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) - Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visit http://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: February 1, 2016

About Love Festival (June 14-18, 2016; Vancouver, BC) - About Love festival of short plays that is held in June/July of each year and is open to all plays. The 2016 festival will be June 14 to June 18 at Vancouver's storied Havana Theatre, 1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC. The goal of the festival is to provide encouragement for emerging playwrights and an opportunity for Vancouver area actors and directors to engage in new works on stage. International submissions are accepted. Submissions must be in English. There is a 10.00 Canadian dollars fee for submission of one script and 15.00 dollars for two scripts. There will be a 150.00 dollar prize to the winning playwright. For more information, and to submit, please visit http://www.tomosuruplayers.com/#!about-love-festival/aj4kd. Deadline: March 20, 2016
Round House Theatre 16-17 Season (Silver Spring, MD) - Casting Equity actors for the Round House Theatre 2016-2017 Season. Season includes “Angels In America” (Co-production with The Olney Theatre Center. Tony Kushner, writer; Ryan Rilette and Jason Loewith, dirs. Rehearsals begin July 12; runs Sept. 14-Oct. 30), “Miss Bennet” (Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, writers; Eleanor Holdridge, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 25; runs Nov. 23-Dec. 18), and “Handbagged” (Moira Buffini, writer. Rehearsals begin Mar. 14, 2017; runs Apr. 12-May 7, 2017). Pays $637/wk. Equity LORT D Non-Rep Agreement. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will be provided. Bring picture and resume. Prepare one monologue. Total time should not exceed two minutes. For more info., visit roundhousetheatre.org. Auditions February 12, 2016

Saint Michael’s Playhouse 16-17 Season (Colchester, VA) - Seeking Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in Saint Michael’'s Playhouse's upcoming 2016 season. Theater states: "As a Resident Stock Theater, SMP looks to hire a company of actors to appear in as many consecutive productions as possible. Musicals and non-musicals may share many of the same actors." Season includes: "Sister Act" (Alan Menken, music; Glenn Slater, lyrics; Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner, book; Keith Andrews, dir. Rehearsals begin June 6; runs June 21-July 2); "Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery" (Ken Ludwig, writer; Sarah Carleton, dir. Rehearsals begin June 22; runs July 6-16); "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" (Todd Kreidler, writer; Kathryn Markey, dir. Rehearsals begin July 7; runs July 20-30); and "Pete N Keely" (James Hindman, book; Patrick Brady, music; Mark Waldrop, lyrics; Kathryn Markey, dir. Rehearsals begin July 21; runs Aug. 3-13). Season rehearses and runs in Colchester, VT. Pays: $564/wk. minimum (favored nations). Equity CORST zz Contract. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will be provided. For Musical EPAs (Wed., Thurs.), prepare a brief song that shows range and personality and is within the style of the season musicals. Bring sheet music. Accompanist provided. For Dramatic EPA (Tues.), prepare a brief contemporary monologue in the style of the shows. Note that there is a different audition location and time for the Feb. 18 EPA date. Bring pix & resumes, stapled together. For more info, visit www.saintmichaelsplayhouse.org.

Production Assistants (Pearl Theatre, NYC) - Work closely with Stage Manager(s), Production Manager, and Technical Director and other production personnel during the course of the spring season's rotating rep of "Stupid Fu**ing Bird" and "The Dingdong". Involved in the entire production process from pre-production through close, duties may include rehearsal assistance (prompting, paperwork, set-up + tear-down, blocking notation), running crew, troubleshooting and implementing basic repairs and other performance-related responsibilities. Support stage management team for Pearl Events. Internship runs from March through May 2016. STAGE MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE NECESSARY; Submit Cover Letter, Resume, and 2 References. Via offstagejobs: http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php

Scenic Designer (Chinchilla Theatrical; North Bergen, NJ) - Chinchilla Theatrical Scenic is seeking experienced theatrical scenic designers for 3 upcoming projects. Each project is a single rental set. Successful applicants will have experience in theatrical scenic design in venues of multiple sizes and designing sets that travel. RESPONSIBILITIES: Set Designer will be responsible for overseeing all set elements for the production and will create the design, select materials, and produce technical drawings for the design. Interested candidates should submit their resumes and portfolio to employment@chinchillatheatrical.com. NO phone calls please. Chinchilla Theatrical - A concierge technical services company services include audio rentals, scenic rentals, costume rentals, video rentals, custom scenery construction and expendables sales. For more info, visit: http://www.chinchillatheatrical.com
Jubilation Foundation Grants - We grant to individuals and organizations who have an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm - as expressed in music and dance. We grant two-year fellowships to those who serve as a link to a world filled with more joy. You must reside in the United States to be eligible. Special consideration will be given to organizations in the Pacific Northwest committed to one or more of the following: on-going skill building, working with children under 18, involving experts working and playing with non-experts, working toward synchrony and inclusion, overcoming barriers related to race and class, building community, and etc. For more thorough guidelines and to apply, visit http://jubilationfoundation.org/grant.html#4. Deadline for Organization applications: July 2016.  

California Council for the Humanities Community Stories Grants – Seeks to capture and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Seeking submissions of proposals for story-based projects; this year, the focus is on the needs of veterans, those who support them, and what we consider our responsibilities towards those who risk their lives for our sakes. Applicants must have tax-exempt status or a California-based fiscal sponsor. Projects for this funding round must explore stories of significance to Californians; address the meaning of democracy; approach the subject matter from a humanities perspective; actively involve at least one humanities advisor in the planning and implementation of the project; provide opportunities for community engagement and involvement in project activities; include public programming elements; and result in work that will be accessible by the public and about which information can be shared through the CCH web site. Applicants may request up to $10,000 each. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational Webinar before applying. NOTE: Application must be submitted online, through website. See website for complete guidelines and application: http://www.calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant. Receipt Deadline: February 1, 2016

Kenyon Playwriting Conference (Kenyon, OH) - Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2015

HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) - HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2016 by noon.

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (Red Wing, MN) – Residencies of an average of 2-4 weeks for visual and performing artists, writers, and scholars of all kinds. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and materials. Special fellowships are available in July for emerging artists and writers from New York City or Minnesota; see website for details. Anderson Center at Tower View, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066, T: (651) 388-2009, FAX: (651) 388-5538, info@andersoncenter.org, www.andersoncenter.org. Deadline: February 1, 2016

Vermont Studio Center (Year-round, Johnson, VT) – Residencies of an average of 4-12 weeks for serious, emerging, or mid-career visual artists and writers of all types from all over the world. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and residency fee ($3,950/month; fellowships available; see website). Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl St., PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730,info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org. Deadline: February 15, 2016

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: February 20, 2016

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