#StageOpps #StageOppsMay16

#StageOpps #StageOppsMay16

Women in the Arts & Media Coalition,

and WomenArts presents

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Spring Call for Artists - ARTErra
Location: Portugual, Lobão da Beira
ARTErra is a multidisciplinary artistic residency placed in the green and friendly village of Lobão da Beira. We began our project with the aim of hosting artists by providing them with accommodations, workplace and cultural and ideas exchanges with the community and other artists.

The studios--surrounded by a big garden, a small animal yard and an orchard--are spacious and bright spaces perfect to do some research and develop your project in a very relax and comfy environment.

We have a workroom in the main square of the village where small exhibitions, talks and performances can be presented. This is the perfect place to "try out" and show your work. During the years we have built a strong relationship with the people of Lobão da Beira who are open and curious about ARTErra artists' works and are willing to participate in our ongoing projects.
We accept application from artists who work in all disciplines and at any stage of their career. Please check our website or social media for more information about our project.

The application deadline has been extended to May 31 for #StageOpps subscribers. Just email email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month’s Special Opportunity!


Gay Pride and Prejudice

  • The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for GAY PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Gay Pride on June 22, 2016 from 8 to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center.

  • When/Where: June 22, 2016, NY, NY
  • Deadline: May 26, 2016 @ 5 pm EST
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Playwrights must be from Metro New York area. Plays must be under 10 minutes and have an LGBTQ theme. Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand. You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
  • Categories: 10-minute plays.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: villageplaywrights@gmail.com or call (614) 285-2515.

Summerfest Thespis Theatre Festival

  • As playwrights, directors and actors ourselves, it is our intention to give writers a chance to create their vision from the first stroke of their pen to the last scene of their play! Our festival is designed to offer writers a chance to put their shows onstage instead of placing their creative vision into other hands, as often happens with playwrights. It’s also competition, which means that there are prizes! Best Play will receive a prize of $3,500. Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Singer will each receive $500. Best Musical Score will receive $300. Best Original play, Best Stage Manager, and Best Set Design will each receive $200.
  • When/Where: Jul. 11 – Oct. 2, 2016, NY, NY
  • Deadline: Jun. 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City.30 and 90 minutes long.
  • Categories: All genres are welcome, including MUSICALS. One act plays are welcome but they must be 30 minutes or longer.
  • Address: Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 W. 26 St., New York, NY 10001


19TH Annual Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award
  • New England Theatre Conference award to honor the late Aurand Harris for his lifetime dedication to all aspects of professional theatre for young audiences. Two cash prizes will be awarded: First Prize of $1000, and Second Prize of $500. The judges may withhold prizes if in their opinion no play merits the award. A staged reading of the prize-winning scripts may be given, followed by critique and discussion.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: Postmarked May 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: $10 (waived for NETC members)
  • Eligibility: Full-length plays for young audiences. Plays submitted to the contest must not have been previously published, submitted to NETC’s Gassner Playwriting Contest, or previously produced by a professional or Equity company; workshop productions or staged readings are acceptable.
  • Categories: Full-length plays for young audiences
  • Address: New England Theatre Conference, Inc., Aurand Harris Playwriting Award, 215 Knob Hill Drive, Hamden, CT 06518-2431
  • Contact: mail@netconline.or or call (617) 851-8535

 The Relentless Award
  • Established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman by The American Playwriting Foundation (NYC), The Relentless Award is the largest annual cash prize ($45,000) in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. 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.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: May 2, 2016
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Unproduced plays by US citizens or permanent residents, 21 years of age or older. One-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible. The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color.
  • Categories: Full-length plays
  • Address: N/A

Sixth Annual 8x10 TheatreFest 
  • Weathervane Playhouse celebrates the art of the short-format play with the sixth annual 8x10 TheatreFest.  Eight plays, 10 minutes each! 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 $350 (1st), $250 (2nd), or $150 (3rd).
  • When/Where: Jul. 15-17, 2016, Akron, OK
  • Deadline: May 13, 2016
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Each play must include the 2016 prop, an envelope of cash. Cast maximum is three (any gender). No characters under the age of sixteen. Technical requirements must be minimal. No one-person plays, no musicals, or children’s plays. Playwrights must be at least 18 years old. Submitted plays must be un-produced and un-performed outside of readings, workshops, and festivals.
  • Categories: 10 minute plays.
  • Address: Weathervane Playhouse, 1301 Weathervane Lane, Akron, Ohio 44313-5186
  • Contact: email Melanie YC Pepe at mycp@weathervaneplayhouse.com

Baltimore Playwrights Festival
  • Our mission is to provide an environment that nurtures the talents of Maryland and DC playwrights through public readings, discussions, critiques and workshopping of new plays. Our summer season is devoted to the presentation of these newly developed works, for the entertainment and cultural edification of our audiences
  • When/Where: Dates N/A, Baltimore, MD
  • Deadline: receipt by May 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Playwrights must currently reside or work in Maryland or D.C. or have previously maintained their primary domicile, or place of employment, within Maryland or DC.
  • Categories: One-acts; Full length plays
  • Address: Baltimore Playwrights Festival, PO Box 38122, Baltimore, MD, 21231
  • Contact: The Librarian at librarian@baltplayfest.org.

NewWorks@TheWorks Competition
  • Playhouse on the Square, now in its 47th Season, is accepting scripts for the 4th Annual "NewWorks@TheWorks" Competition. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings during the 2016 - 17 season. After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions during the 2017 - 18 Season. These two new works will receive world premieres at Playhouse on the Square's third performance space, TheatreWorks. Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $750.
  • Whene/Where: 2016-17 season, Memphis, TN
  • Deadline: May 30, 2016.
  • Application Fee: $15 (Members of Dramatist Guild pay $10)
  • Eligibility: Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted. A play that is scheduled for a professional production at the time of submission will also not be accepted.
  • Categories: Full length plays or musicals
  • Address: Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104.
  • Contact: Director of New Works Jordan Nichols at Jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org

##St. Croix Festival Theater New Doors One-Act Playwriting Contest
  • St. Croix Festival Theatre New Doors Program will accept submissions for the fifth annual Festival Theatre One-Act Play Writing Contest from now through May 31, 2016.  All playwrights with origins in, or ties to, the upper are invited to submit their unpublished and unproduced works.  We strongly encourage all finalists to be present for the reading of their plays on August 10, 2016, so that they might join us in celebrating playwriting and great theatre in the nation’s heartland. Prizes will be awarded ($100 for first place, $50 for second place, $25 for third place).
  • When/Where: August 10, 2016, St. Croix Falls, WI
  • Deadline: May 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: $10.
  • Eligibility: All playwrights with origins in, or ties to, the upper Midwest (Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, North and South Dakota, Nebraska) are invited to submit their unpublished and unproduced works.  Run time 15-30m. No more than six characters. No musicals. Excessively “adult”, abusive or troubling language or stage direction may disqualify a play from consideration or subject the play to editing prior to reading or performance.
  • Categories: One-act plays
  • Address: St. Croix Festival Theatre, Attn: Ed Moersfelder, PO Box 801, St. Croix Falls, WI, 54024 
  • Contact: (715) 483-3387

##MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition
  • Since 2000, MetLife Foundation and Repertorio Español joined forces to establish the MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition to discover the best Latino plays and bring them to the attention of the American theatre community. These original works relate to Latino culture, history, and life in the United States while at the same time reflecting the universality of the human condition.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depicts the Hispanic experience.. New and un-produced plays preferred. Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable. Unproduced plays written in Spanish and/or English. No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted. Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
  • Categories: Full length plays.
  • Address: 138 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016
  • Contact: (212) 225-9999

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award 
  • Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).
  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.
  • Application Fee: None.
  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered.
  • but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.
  • Categories: Full length plays
  • Address: Urban Stages, 555 Eighth Ave., RM 1800, New York, NY 10018
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380

Bedlam Theatricals
  • Playwrights interested in developing work with Bedlam may submit a synopsis and no more than 12 pages for consideration.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: N/A
  • Categories: N/A
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: Please submit electronically to Literary Manager Emily Lyons at literary@theatrebedlam.org with PLAYWRIGHT SUBMISSION in the subject line. Please do not submit complete manuscripts.

New York Stage & Film, Plays
  • Transfers by Lucy Thurber; The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe; Fury by Joanna Murray-Smith; Fingersmith by Alexa Junge.  
  • Auditions: May 6, 2016
  • Production Dates: Jun. 30 - Jul. 31, 2016
  • Pay: $622/wk. (Tier 9); $490/wk. (Tier 7); and $318/wk. (Tier 3). Equity SPT Contract.

New York Stage & Film, Musicals
  • The Roar of The Greasepaint, The Smell of The Crowd (Santino Fontana, new words; Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley, words & music); Another Word for Beauty (José Rivera, book; Héctor Buitrago, music & lyrics); Head Over Heels (Jeff Whitty, writer; The Go-Go’s, music).
  • Auditions: May 7, 2016
  • Production Dates: July, 2016
  • Pay: $622/wk. (Tier 9); $490/wk. (Tier 7); and $318/wk. (Tier 3). Equity SPT Contract.

Philadelphia Theatre Company 2016-17 - NYC EPAs
  • Found by Eli Bolin Hunter Bell & Lee Overtree; Having Our Say by Ike Holter; Hand to God by Robert Askins; American Canvas by Bill Cain
  • Auditions: May 17 in NYC. May 16 & 31 in Philadelphia
  • Production Dates: 2016-17 Season
  • Pay: LORT Non-Rep. Cat C; $779/week minimum

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

Managing Director
  • Quantum Theatre (Pittsburgh, PA) has made a wide-range of experimental work since its inception and is especially known for its environmental nature, staging every work in its four-show season in a place chosen to serve it, rarely a theatre. The works vary greatly, from world premieres to contemporary plays from around the world; from classic plays to unusual operas.
  • Position Type: Full-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Proven track record in theatre management. Experience with Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Publisher), Photoshop, Quickbooks; additional web-based programs include Patron Mail, Dropbox, Google Drive, WordPress, social media apps FB, Twitter, Instagram. Experience with Patron Manager CRM (or similar audience-tracking software) a plus.

Teaching Artists
  • Roundabout Theatre Company (NYC), one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit theatres, seeks dynamic professional artists of all theatrical disciplines to join a vibrant roster of collaborative teaching artists for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Position Type: Part-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Professional skills, training and experience in one or more theatrical disciplines. Experience or interest in teaching diverse populations. A commitment to mandatory training sessions. Flexibility to work occasional evening and weekend hours.

Props Supervisor
  • Playwrights Horizons (NYC) seeks a full-time (year-round) Props Supervisor to manage the Props department for a 6-8 show season. The Props Supervisor works to build, buy and rent all of the props and set dressing needed for a given show. The Supervisor also maintains equipment and supplies for the Props Shop and storage spaces.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in Theater with an emphasis in Technical Theater or Design preferred. Three years or more working as a Props Supervisor (or equivalent), preferably in New York City.

Manager of Institutional Giving
  • Symphony Space (NYC), a two-theatre, not-for-profit multi-disciplinary performing arts center, seeks an Institutional Giving Manager. Symphony Space produces or presents some 600 performances in music, film, literature, and children’s programs in its two intimate theatres, reaching 161,000 audience members per year.
  • Position Type: Full-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Minimum of two years’ experience with research and grant writing; skilled in relational fundraising databases (knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge a plus), both data input and retrieval through canned and custom reporting; previous experience in a non-profit fundraising department.

Technical Director

  • The Park Avenue Armory (NYC) seeks an experienced Technical Director to plan, oversee and be engaged on the implementation of the technical production of a wide range of interdisciplinary performances in the Wade Thompson Drill Hall as well as the Armory’s historic rooms from concept to load out.
  • Position Type: Full-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Bachelor’s degree in theatre production or similar. 10+ years of management experience in theatrical production of the performing arts or equivalent. Production and supervisor experience in New York City area strongly preferred.
  • Application Information

Arts and Humanities Fellowship Program (AHFP)
  • The Fellowship program, from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, supports individual artists, teaching artists and humanities professionals who significantly contribute to the arts and humanities and substantially impact the lives of DC residents through excellence in the arts and humanities. Maximum Award: $10,000
  • Deadline: May 20, 2016 @ 4pm EST
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Artists or arts and humanities professionals aged 18 or older. Must be a legal DC resident for at least one year prior to the application deadline, maintain residency during the entire grant period, and have a permanent DC address.
  • Address: 200 I Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003
  • Contact: cah@dc.gov or call (202) 724-5613

Artist Trust Grants for Artists Project

  • Artist Trust, a not-for-profit organization whose sole mission is to support and encourage individual artists in order to enrich community life in Washington State, will award grants of $1,500 each to sixty artists in the state working in any discipline. In addition, one artist will be awarded a residency at Centrum, a multidisciplinary arts center in Port Townsend, Washington, while one media or performance artist will be awarded an evening to show their work at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle (as part of the Seattle Theater Group Nights at the Neptune summer series).
  • Deadline: May 23, 2016
  • When: N/A
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility: Individual generative artists and artist teams working in any creative discipline, 18 years of age or older, and residing in Washington State.
  • Address: Artist Trust, 1835 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
  • Contact: Owen David, Grants Program Coordinator at owen@artisttrust.org or call (206) 467-8734 x14
  • Application Information

Ragdale Foundation 
  • Nearly 200 residencies and fellowships are now offered annually to creative professionals of all types, making Ragdale one of the largest interdisciplinary artists’ communities in the country. Each session, 13 artists-in-residence experience uninterrupted time for dedicated work on a 5-acre historic campus beside a beautiful 50-acre prairie, 30 miles north of Chicago. With live/work studios, all meals provided, and unmatched staff support, Ragdale lets artists focus on what’s most important: creating new work.
  • Deadline: May 15, 2016 @ 11:59pm CST
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2017  (18-25 day residencies)
  • Eligibility: Emerging as well as established artists representing the widest possible range of perspectives and demographics. While there are no publication, exhibition or performance requirements for application, applicants should be working at the professional level in their fields. 
  • Address: Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045,
  • Contact: admissions@ragdale.org or call (847) 234-1063 ext. 26

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts 
  • Serenity. Light. Space. Privacy. The ability to work uninterrupted for hours, days, weeks in a quiet studio cradled in 400 acres of rolling Blue Ridge farmland. These are just a few of the reasons why more than 400 of the world's foremost writers, composers, and visual artists come to VCCA each year. Every residency includes a comfortable, private bedroom, three meals a day, and a private studio.
  • Deadline: May 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: $40
  • When: Oct. 2016 - Jan. 2017
  • Eligibility: Playwrights, performance, film and video artists,
  • Address: Virginia Center for the Arts, 154, San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521
  • Contact: vcca@vcca.com or call (434) 946-7236

The Mesa Refuge 
  • The Mesa Refuge is located near the Pacific Ocean in Point Reyes Station, California, an hour north of San Francisco. Our residents are mostly focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, human economy, and social equity. Here writers enjoy time and space to connect with their muses and a supportive community, before going back into the world.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: $40.
  • When: Fall 2016
  • Eligibility: Experienced and emerging writers and creatives who are addressing the pressing issues of our time: nature, human economy, and social equity.
  • Address: The Mesa Refuge, PO Box 1389, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956 

Headlands Center for the Arts Residency 

  • The Artist in Residence (AIR) program awards fully sponsored residencies to approximately 45 local, national, and international artists each year. Residencies of four to eight weeks include studio space, chef-prepared meals, comfortable housing, and travel and living stipends when available. AIRs become part of a dynamic community of artists participating in Headlands’ other programs, allowing for exchange and collaborative relationships to develop within the artist community on campus.
  • Deadline: June 3, 2016
  • Application Fee: $45.
  • When: 2017
  • Eligibility: Artists based anywhere in the world are eligible to apply as long as they can speak English and are not enrolled in a degree granting program at the time the residency would occur. Accepting artists at all stages in their careers working in all media, including, film, video, new media, installation, fiction and nonfiction writing, dance, music, and interdisciplinary.
  • Address: Headlands Center for the Arts, 944 Fort Barry, Sausalito, CA 94965
  • Contact: info@headlands.org or call (415) 331-2787 ext. 24
  • Application Information

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