#StageOpps #StageOppsSept16

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.


There is no question why The NYWinterfest has taken the world of playwrighting and Musical festivals by storm, becoming one of the largest festival in the country in just 5 years.
BEST PLAY $2,500
Best Short Play $1,500
Best Director, Actress, Actor and Singer $500 each
Best Musical Score $300
Best Original Play, Stage Manager and Set Designer $200.
All genres are welcome, including MUSICALS.

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rEvolver Theatre Festival
rEvolver presents adventurous, high energy, and sophisticated new work by emerging companies and artists, bringing audiences the full range of contemporary theatrical practice, from script-based theatre to devised and site-specific works, staged readings of work-in-progress, and in-depth discussions with artists. 
  • When/Where: May 24-June 4, 2017, Vancouver, Canada
  • Deadline: September 16, 2016
  • Application Fee: $35
  • Eligibility: We invite submissions from artistically and culturally diverse companies and artists from across Canada to have their work considered for presentation. We are particularly interested in original productions with running times of 50 - 90 minutes but any running time will be considered by the jury.
  • Categories: We strive to offer presentations that appeal to a variety of demographics and reflect cultural and artistic diversity. We invite emerging professional artists of all ages, abilities, cultural practices, ethnicities, socio-economic status, genders, religions, and sexual orientations to apply to participate in the festival.
  • Address: 4096 Commercial St, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, V5N 4G3
  • Contact: info@upintheairtheatre.com  
  • Submission Information

Biggest Little Theatre Festival
The FOURTH annual Biggest Little Theatre Festival at BrĂ¼ka Theatre is seeking submissions for original theatre pieces showcasing traditional and nontraditional performances. We are a small festival, to date, featuring local and regional performers and performances in our downtown Reno space. We currently use one venue (our sub-Bruka space) that seats up to 44 people.

  • When/Where: November 9-13, 2016 in Reno, NV
  • Deadline: September 10, 2016
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: Pieces must be between 40 – 55 minutes in length. Set up/Strike time is 15 minutes in 15 minutes out. Shows should have their own: Stage Manager/Cast/Crew/Director. The cast should not exceed 8 people. The show should have basic light/sound cues that can be achieved in our downstairs space. The light set up will suitable for all shows to work with without re-focus. Each show will receive one tech/dress in the space. The rest of the rehearsals should take place in an alternative space. If the play is licensed, the performing groups must obtain and pay for licensing fees prior to the performances.
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays
  • Address: Bruka Theatre 99 N. Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89501
  • Contact: marybruka@gmail.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


##Jewish Plays Project
The Jewish Plays Project puts bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development vehicle invests emerging artists in their Jewish identity; engages Jewish communities in the vetting, selecting and championing of new voices; and secures mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays.

  • Deadline: October 1, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Full-length plays that deal with contemporary Jewish themes that have never been produced in New York City. 
  • Categories: New full-length plays
  • Contact: jpc@jewishplaysproject.org    
  • Submission Information
Metropolitan East Village Chronicles, Volume 13
Metropolitan Playhouse, New York's OBIE Award-winning explorer of America's Theatrical Heritage, is currently accepting submissions for new plays inspired by the life and history of New York's Lower East Side.  Submissions will be evaluated by Metropolitan's artistic staff, and we will produce up to 10 of the submitted plays in April 2017, as part of our 8th Annual East Village Theater Festival.
  • Deadline: December 30, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Plays MUST pertain specifically, though not necessarily exclusively, to the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan. 
  • Categories: New plays no longer than 30 minutes that can be played by 5 or fewer actors. Theme for 2017 Chronicles is Prosperity.
  • Contact: EVC13@metropolitanplayhouse.org  
  • 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

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


The Chance Theater 
  • Little Women by Casey Long 
  • Auditions: September 12, 14, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Oct. 24; runs Nov. 23-Dec 23 (Thurs 7:30pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 3pm with special Performances: Wed Dec 7, 7:30pm & Fri Nov 25, 3pm) at Chance Theater in Anaheim, CA.
  • Pay: $500
  • Audition Information

Fireside Theatre 
  • Mamma Mia by Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson; Beauty and the Beast by Alan Mencken 
  • Auditions: September 28, 2016
  • Production Dates: "Mamma Mia" rehearsals begin Dec. 7; runs Dec. 29, 2016-Feb. 26, 2017. "Beauty and the Beast" rehearsals begin Feb. 13, 2017; runs Mar. 2-Apr. 16, 2017 in Fort Atkinson, WI
  • Pay: $650/wk. min. Equity Fireside Dinner Theatre Agreement 
  • Audition Information

Musicals, Duh!
  • The Real Actors of NYC by Luke McGinnis  
  • Auditions: September 7-8, 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Sept. 12; runs for six weeks beginning Sept. 24 for two performances a week in NYC.
  • Pay: $539/wk. rehearsals and $82/performance
  • Audition Information

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


Scenic/Lighting Designer
Skyline Theatre Company is seeking a scenic + lighting designer for its upcoming production of EVITA. Load in Sunday September 25th opening Friday September 30th. please contact ASAP

House Manager
The Shakespeare Theatre Company, a multi venue LORT B+ theatre in downtown DC, seeks a full-time House Manager. The House Manager provides service for the audiences at performances and events, trains and supervises part-time staff and volunteer ushers, and serves as the main contact for patrons and theatre staff during performances. Evenings, weekend, and daytime hours are required.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: This position requires a high level of face to face customer service, human resource management, and an ability to multitask. A valid Driver’s License, ability to successfully complete CPR/First Aid training, and previous professional theatre house management experience is required. Experience in Tessitura ticketing software preferred. Full-time, year-round, with excellent benefits.
  • Application Information

Theatre Technician
The Town of Danville seeks qualified theatre technicians to run sound and lighting for shows year-round at the Village Theatre.
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Eligibility: Oversee and assist renters and various user groups during events in theatre facilities. Operation of lighting and/or sound equipment. Box office duties, including reporting and cash handling. Maintaining and keeping facility clean and in good working order during and after events. Work flexible hours including weekends or holidays. Able to lift 50 pounds; carry 30 pounds. Perform duties within OSHA standards.
  • 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


The Jonathan Larson Grant
The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre artists. Composers, lyricists, and librettists who work in musical theatre are the focus of the grants. ATW is committed to serving artists who are creating new, fully producible works for the theatre, and advancing the art form. The grants do not honor a specific piece or project.
  • Deadline: September 30, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Individuals may apply as lyricists, composers, librettists, or any combination of the three. Collaborative teams may apply together as composer, lyricist, and/or librettist, or any combination of the three. Collaborators who work together regularly are strongly encouraged to apply as a team. If your collaborative team has more than three individuals, please contact the ATW offices.
  • Address: American Theatre Wing 230 West 41st Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10036
  • Contact: Larsongrants@americantheatrewing.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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