#StageOpps #StageOppsJuly16

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


**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

6th Annual Tri-State Theatre Festival
The festival, which receives more than 300 plays annually, is committed to presenting the finest and most unique original one-acts written by local playwrights from New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The event also serves as an artistic fundraiser, with all proceeds going to SSP to help maintain its commitment to producing high-quality, extremely engaging theatrical experiences for the 2016-17 season… and beyond.
  • When/Where: November 4-6, 2016 in Spring Lake, NJ
  • Deadline: July 3, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people. Playwrights currently living in NJ, NY, or PA only.
  • Categories: Short plays (20 min or less); Comedies, Dramas and everything in between
  • Address: The South Street Players, Inc, P.O. Box 914, Freehold, New Jersey, 07728
  • Contact: southstreetoneacts@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information


Ashland New Plays Festival
ANPF’s flagship festival is an international playwright competition that culminates in the reading of four new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions by a cadre of volunteer readers. This unique and much-loved five-day festival in Ashland, Oregon, features professional actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community. The event includes rehearsals and two staged readings of each winning play. 
  • When/Where: October 19-23, 2106 in Ashland, OR
  • Deadline: December 31, 2016; or until 400 scripts are received
  • Application Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: Script legibly typed with 12-point Times New Roman font in a standard 8½" x 11" play format. Full‐length drama or comedy (total 90‐ to 150‐minute running time); intermission preferred. Previously unproduced. Maximum 8 characters; doubling allowed provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list.The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script.
  • Categories: Ashland New Plays Festival is committed to the presentation of new dramatic work that is uniquely theatrical, has literary merit, and appeals to our audience’s emotions and imaginations. Such work invariably reflects an original concept or theme, possesses a clear and cogent structure, and includes characters whose language expresses their individual worldview.
  • Address: PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520
  • Contact: info@AshlandNewPlays.org
  • Submission Information

**Women Playwright’s Initiative at the Ivoryton Playhouse**
The Initiative seeks to develop new plays by and about women, and the issues that shape their lives. Friendship, political and economic advocacy, sexual satisfaction, aging, gender equality, racial issues, marriage, singlehood, motherhood, careers, and power.  The Women Playwright’s Initiative will provide a safe, nurturing environment for play development. Our intention is for the Initiative to culminate in a reading workshop/festival.
  • Deadline: September 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: One Act Plays by women playwrights
  • Categories: The Ivoryton Playhouse invites submissions by women playwrights. For this first season, we are seeking one act plays, with a running time of no longer than about an hour.  Interested playwrights should submit a hard copy and email version  (for musicals include a script and CD, and email version with audio link), bio/resume, including a telephone number and email address. 
  • Address:  Laura Copland, Director of Play Development at Ivoryton Playhouse, PO Box 458, Ivoryton, CT 06442
  • Contact: laura.copland@gmail.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.
  • 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 

**The Bridge Initiative: Playwright of the Year**
Aims to incubate and celebrate female theatre artists, bridging the divide between academia and the professional world, with an emphasis on developing new work by female writers and presenting Southwestern premieres.
  • Deadline: August 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The work must be in development with a cast limit of eight (8) and that the writer has an understanding of the next stages needed towards the creation of their play. The playwright will be submitting her piece with the intention of committing time, work, and rewriting within a conscious and measured pipeline of development that will be generated with The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre and three other theatre companies committed to the shepherding of the work and writer throughout the process.
  • Categories: Plays and Musicals
  • Address: 933 E. Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
  • Contact: info@bridgeinit.com 
  • 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


Orphans & Outsiders Productions
  • Orphans & Outsiders by Jackie Rivera 
  • Auditions: July 12, 14, 15, 19, 2016
  • Production Dates: Summer development workshop runs in August (Thursdays and/or Fridays; not paid); rehearses Oct. 10-Nov. 5 (four weeks) at The Fisher Center NYC; tech/previews/performances run Nov. 6-19 (two weeks) at John Cullum Theatre at The American Theatre of Actors, NYC.
  • Pay: $100/week (six-week contract- $600 total stipend)
  • Audition Information

Ocean State Theatre 2016-2017 Season
  • Billy Elliot by Elton John and Lee Hall; Doubt by John Patrick Shanley; White Christmas by Irving Berlin; Born Yesterday by Garson Kanin
  • Auditions: July 11, 12, 13, 2016
  • Production Dates: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Pay: LOA $447/week 2015 minimum (2016 TBD)
  • 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

Box Office Supervisor
Playwrights Horizons seeks a full-time Box Office Supervisor for Ticket Central (a ticket service provider for the Off-Broadway community and many special events venues).  A successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and be able to perform duties under pressure.  Reporting to the Director of Ticket Central, the Box Office Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the selling tickets and subscriptions, managing the box office staff, and setting the highest standard of customer service. 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: Prior box office experience in a supervisory role preferred; Audience View ticketing system experience helpful; Previous customer service ability and a sincere personality; Technologically savvy with the ability to troubleshoot problems; Must be available nights and weekends
  • 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

Theatre Manager
The Technical Director has the daily responsibility for the technical operations of the Beverly Arts Center, including lighting, sound, set design and construction, inside events such as theatre productions and dance concerts, outside events such as concerts, public meetings, etc, and coordinating necessary maintenance.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: B.A. or B.F.A. in Theatre or Stage Management and at least three years professional experience.
  •  Application Information


Art 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. 

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #166
tlantic Center for the Arts is an innovative nonprofit artists-in-residence program that provides artists with an opportunity to work and collaborate with some of the world’s masters in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Since the program began in 1982, over 3500 artists have been served from the US and around the world.
  • Deadline: January 22, 2017
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: June 25- July 2017
  • Eligibility: Programs require various documents that can include word documents, images, scores, sound files, or other materials. Some artists also require a document with links to online videos. The submission website does not allow you to edit your files after you complete your submission.
  • Address: 1414 Art Center Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168
  • Contact: iriascos@atlanticcenterforthearts.org 
  • Application Information

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: 2-8 weeks
  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.
  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311
  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com 
  • Application Information

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