#StageOpps #StageOppsAug16

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

Humana Festival
Since its inception, the Humana Foundation has placed an emphasis on civic and cultural development in communities where Humana has a meaningful presence. In a long-standing and thriving partnership, the Humana Foundation supports Actors Theatre of Louisville and its remarkable Humana Festival of New American Plays, demonstrating a joint commitment to artistic exploration and appreciation at home, across the region and around the globe
  • When/Where: March 17-19, March 24-26, March 31- April 2, April 6-9, 2017 in Louisville, KY
  • Deadline: Year round but recommended by August 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: New, previously un-produced full-length plays from literary agents. If no agent, submit a letter of inquiry along with a synopsis and a 10-page selection from one of your plays. 
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays
  • Address: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Contact: 502.371.0956 
  • Submission Information


2017 New Works Contest 
MultiStages, a multicultural, multidisciplinary theatre company located in New York City, is seeking original, unproduced, high quality full-length multidisciplinary plays by established and emerging writers for its eighth New Works Contest. The Contest Winner will receive a Workshop Staged Reading with professional actors or a Fully-Staged Production at a reputable theatre in New York City under an AEA approved code. The Finalists will receive a Staged Reading with professional actors in the New Works Festival.

  • Deadline: December 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Original, unproduced, high quality full-length multidisciplinary plays by established and emerging writers.
  • Categories: Workshop or Production
  • Address: New York City
  • Contact: contact@multistages.org  
  • Submission Information

**Clutch Productions**
Clutch Productions seeks six original one-act plays and short film scripts by female writers to be considered for a series dedicated to issues affecting women in the 2016 election to be produced in the fall. Issues of particular interest include: reproductive rights, equal pay, violence against women, women in roles of leadership and power, religious diversity, paid family leave, and more. 
  • Deadline: August 15, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: At least 50% of the roles in each play must be female and playwrights are encouraged to explore all sides of the issues to reflect the authentic debate of our time. Selected work will undergo a development process including workshops with dramaturgical assistance. For films, Clutch founders will guide participants through a production process including post-production in-kind work. No previous productions for plays.
  • Categories: Original One-Act Plays and Short Film Scripts
  • Contact: clutchproductionsnyc@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

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


No Stakes Theater Project
  • Cabaret by Kander and Ebb 
  • Auditions:  August 14-15, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin the first week of May 2017. Performances begin the first week of June 2017.
  • Pay: No Pay
  • Audition Information

Interrobang Theatre Project
  • Falling by Deanna Jent 
  • Auditions: August 14, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals will be January 29-March 14th Sundays 2-6, Monday-Thursdays 6:30-9:30. Rehearsals will be at the Northshore Baptist Church. Performances will be March 15-April 16th Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30, Saturdays: at 2pm and 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm at the Athenaeum Theatre Studio Two.
  • Pay: Stipend 
  • Audition Information

Diablo Valley College
  • Hairspray by Marc Shaiman, Mark O’Donnell, and Thomas Meehan 
  • Auditions: August 22-23, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals and productions to be held in Diablo Valley, CA
  • Pay: No Pay 
  • Audition Information

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


Resident Lighting and Sound Designer
Thunder Bay Theatre is accepting resumes for a light designer/sound designer for the 2016 fall season. Thunder Bay Theatre will be producing The Marvelous Wonderettes, Agatha Christie’s the Mousetrap, and The Sound of Music. The LD/SD is responsible for designing, hanging, and focusing the lights for all three productions.
  • Position Type: Part-time permanent
  • Eligibility: Knowledge and experience in both light and sound design; Familiarity with Shure body mics; Familiarity with incandescent and LED fixtures; Familiarity with ETC Element Light Board; Familiarity with Roland MT-200i Sound Board; Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. overhead; Minimum of 10 hours of work per week on set crew except for tech week; Commitment to a clean working area and a positive attitude
  • Application Information

Event Technician
Studio Gear LLC in Milwaukee, WI is looking for Event Technicians to join our team. We are a premier provider for audio, video, lighting and event production services, serving clientele both locally and nationwide.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: Excellent guest services/customer relations skills; Able to take initiative to get the job done; Ability to work under pressure with a high sense of urgency; Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties for effective and successful performance; Ability to work extended hours, holidays and weekends; Willingness to travel; Must demonstrate a positive and professional behavior towards clients and colleagues at all times; Be passionate about the job and tasks at hand and be self-motivated and energetic; Punctual, reliable and dedicated with a natural enthusiasm towards the job.
  • Application Information

Technical Production Staff
AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts, with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country. AMDA offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts, as well as a two-year conservatory programs. AMDA is currently seeking Part-Time Technical Production Staff at our Los Angeles campus.
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Eligibility: BA or BFA in technical theater or equivalent in experience; Highly motivated + detail oriented; Expertise in standard tools, concepts, practices and procedures in Theatrical Production; Knowledge of safe working practices; Experience in working in multiple areas of production (Scenery, Scenic Art, Props, Lighting, Audio, Video, etc.); Experience programming ETC Ion, ETC Element, ETC Express, and ETC Expression lighting consoles is a plus; Experience programming audio + video with QLab a plus; Strong verbal communication skills; Work well and collaboratively in a team atmosphere; Ability to operate well under pressure.
  • Application Information

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


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. 

Green Olive Arts
Green Olive Arts is an international art studio and urban art residency in Tetouan, Morocco, specializing in connecting the creatives of the world with the culture, beauty and creatives of Morocco. Our mission is to resource creative individuals of both emerging and established artistic talent from around the world in seasons of inspiration, production, collaboration and cultural exchange here in Morocco.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week to 4 months
  • Eligibility: 8 studio spaces are available. Applications will be assessed and Residencies awarded by our local Selection Panel according to caliber of the artist's work and fit of the artist's residency proposal with the goals and capacity of Green Olive Arts. Approved applicants may expect a phone interview request before a final decision.
  • Address: B.P. 10001 Sidi Al Mandri, Tetouan, Tetouan 93000, Morocco
  • Contact: arthouse@greenolivearts.com
  • Application Information

Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency #166
Atlantic 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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