#StageOpps #StageOppsJune16

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.


SpecialOpps will continue in the Fall of 2016


##Kampala International Theatre Festival
We are excited to announce the 3rd edition of the Kampala International Theatre Festival that will take place from 23rd – 27th November 2016 in Kampala, Uganda. Artists from the disciplines of theatre are now invited to submit their applications. Next to full productions we also welcome staged readings or workshop productions.
  • When/Where: November 23- 27, 2016, Kamapala, Uganda
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: A presentation of your work: a copy of the script and a short video of its production if available or any other visuals that speak to your work. Please ensure 2-3 high resolution images and a 1-2 minute video for promotional purposes are included in your submission.
  • Categories: Scripts and Short Videos.
  • Address: Kampala International Theatre Festival, c/o Bayimba Cultural Foundation, P.O. Box 34806, Kampala, Uganda
  • Contact:  kitf@bayimba.org
  • Submission Information

**Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival**
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival (LAWTF) empowers women artists to engage and inspire communities through the production of multidisciplinary solo performers and educational outreach.
  • When/Where: March 23-26, 2017, Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: August 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: $36.50 via PayPal
  • Eligibility: LAWTF is currently seeking female solo artists of all ethnicities and ages with original performance pieces.
  • Categories: Scripts and Short Videos.
  • Address: LAWTF, 11411 Cumpston Street #204 North Hollywood, CA 91601
  • Contact:  lawtfspotlight@yahoo.com
  • Submission Information

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: Free
  • 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
  • Contact: thespistheaterfestival@gmail.com
  • Submission Information


New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest 
An international contest developed in 2003 to bring works of social significance to the attention of producers and artistic directors, works that might not otherwise have the opportunity to be presented.  
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: June 30, 2016
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: Original full-lengths, no longer than 2 hours or 100 pages, One-acts, Children's plays, Published scripts, and
    Scripts that received a workshop, a staged reading, a non-union production or scripts produced with an AEA Showcase Code or Plan
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: NewWorksOfMerit@aol.com
  • Submission Information

We feel that playwrights get a raw deal in literary magazines and we're here to change that once and for all. We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary. To that end, we need prose, poetry and play texts that instantly grab the readers’ minds and take them on extraordinary literary journeys. If your work is competently written but doesn’t have the kind of depth that makes the readers work just that little bit harder, then it’s probably not for us. We want you to make peoples eyes open wider and their minds race with excitement as they feast on your words.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: July 10, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Submit 3-5 poems, or a 10 minute play. Fiction submissions are not currently open while I read through the backlog. We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online. Only original unpublished work submitted by the author will be considered. No submissions by publishers, presses or agents please.
  • Categories: General Poetry Submissions. General Theatre Submissions.
  • Address: 177 Copthorne Road, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 8NA, UK
  • Contact: info@barefiction.co.uk  
  • Submission Information

##MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition 
Since 2000, MetLife Foundation and Repertorio EspaƱol 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.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: June 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • 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
  • Submission Information       

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
  • Submission Information


## Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
  • Planted by Christopher Pazdernik and Jeff Bouthiette 
  • Auditions: June 4, 2016
  • Production Dates: August 13, 17, 20, and 25, 2016
  • Pay: Small Stipend
  • Audition Information

## Lifeline Theatre
  • Miss Holmes by Christopher M. Walsh; A Wrinkle in Time by James Sie; Her Majesty’s Will by Robert Kauzlaric; Thumbelina by Amanda Delheimer Dimond; Fable-ous! by Chris Hainsworth; Giggle, Giggle, Quack by James E. Grote
  • Auditions: June 25-26, 2016
  • Production Dates: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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.
  • Application Information

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.
  • Application Information

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.
  • Application Information

Executive Director                                                                               
Symphony Space (NYC), a two-theatre, not-for-profit multi-disciplinary performing arts center, seeks an Executive Director. 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: Permanent
  • Eligibility: A passion for innovation with the ability to affect people deeply through a shared vision—inspiring artists, colleagues, board members, volunteers, and other important constituents, A proven record of organizational leadership, stature and deep engagement with the arts world, Access to a wide network of esteemed collaborators and partners through their own professional achievements, Experience with funding, Communication and negotiation skills. 
  • Application Information

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 WORKS                                                                                                   
Art works by enhancing the value of individuals and communities, by connecting us to each other and to something greater than ourselves, and by empowering creativity and innovation in our society and economy. The arts exist for beauty itself, but they also are an inexhaustible source of meaning and inspiration. 
  • Deadline:  July 14, 2016 (Submit to Grants.gov); July 21, 2016 ( Submit Materials to NEA-GO)           
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Meet the National Endowment for the Arts’  "Legal Requirements" including nonprofit, tax-exempt status at the time of application. (All organizations must apply directly on their own behalf. Applications through a fiscal sponsor are not allowed. See more information on fiscal sponsors.) Have a three-year history of programming prior to the application deadline. Have submitted acceptable Final Report packages by the due date(s) for all National Endowment for the Arts grant(s) previously received. 
  • Address: 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506 
  • Contact: webmgr@arts.gov
  • Application Information

Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships                                                      
A fellowship for actors that supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member theatre. The goals of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships are: to further an actor's artistic and professional development, to deepen and enrich his/her relationship with a not-for-profit theatre, ensure his/her continued professional commitment to live theatre, to encourage actors to work outside their comfort zone.
  • Deadline: August 2016
  • When: N/A
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The program encourages actors to see themselves as a vital link between theatres and communities, and to serve the community’s needs in a meaningful way
  • Address: Theatre Communications Group
     520 Eighth Ave., 24th Fl, NY, NY 10018-4156
  • Contact: jlewis@tcg.org
  • Application Information


NOTE: Visit WomenArts' Residencies With Ongoing Deadlines page for more opportunities. 

Ingram New Works Lab                                                                                 
 The Ingram New Works Lab is an artistic home for playwrights and a fertile environment for the creation of great new plays. During monthly Lab meetings in Nashville, playwrights share and develop a new work and receive transformative support and project guidance from dedicated staff. During their residency, each playwright will be expected to work toward the creation of a brand new play that will be presented in a staged reading featured at the Ingram New Works Festival in May 2017.
  • Deadline: June 13, 2016 
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: Fall 2016, Spring 2017
  • Eligibility: Playwrights will be expected to work toward the creation of a new play that will be presented in a staged reading at the New Works Festival. Please note the following criteria for New Works festival plays being developed in the lab: full-length plays (prefer 80-120 mins. running time); plays that utilize no more than 8 actors; plays that have not previously been produced by any professional company
  • ddress: 161 Rains Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Contact: nate@nashvillerep.org
  • Application Information

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 
  • Contact: info@mesarefuge.org
  • Application Information

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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