#StageOpps #StageOppsOct16

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.


Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre

Seeking Playwrights with Female-Driven Plays

Artemisia is now accepting submissions from playwrights who are represented by an agent or reside in the greater Chicago area to be considered for Fall Festival 2017.  The annual fall festival features six emotional, relatable and female-driven plays presented as staged readings from which the audience chooses Artemisia’s world premiere productions.  There is no fee to submit and full submission guidelines can be found at artemisiatheatre.org.  

Submit per the guidelines to Lindsay Tornquist, Literary Manager, at playsubs@artemisiatheatre.org

The application deadline has been extended to January 15th for #StageOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


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


**Chameleon Theatre Company**
Chameleon Theatre Company is a Philadelphia-based company producing theatre from a woman’s perspective, especially plays dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, feminism, ageism and violence. We tell stories from underrepresented social and political perspectives and about lesser-known female historical figures whose achievements deserve a wider audience. Chameleon performs new work and Philadelphia premieres and pursues production opportunities nationally and internationally.

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


Will It Productions
  • Wonder Company directed by Suzanne Willett 
  • Auditions: October 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearses Nov. 8, 10, 15, 17, & 22 (evenings), Nov. 26 & 27 (afternoon); performs Nov. 28 at Dixon Place in NYC.
  • Pay: $150 stipend
  • Audition Information

American Shakespeare Center 2017 Season
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare; Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare; 3 Henry VI by William Shakespeare; Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice 
  • Auditions: October 2016
  • Production Dates: Contracts run Apr. 24-Nov. 26, 2017 in Staunton, VA and June 19, 2017-June 10, 2018 on tour.
  • Pay: Equity LOA Contract. Non-Equity benefits include salary, housing, health insurance.
  • Audition Information

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


Elementary Afterschool Theater Director
PS 261, a vibrant, diverse public elementary school located in the Boerum Hill section of Brooklyn, seeks a theater arts professional with extensive experience working with children to direct our annual musical theater production. The Afterschool Musical is a tradition in its 8th year offered as part of our non-profit Afterschool program. 
  • Position Type: Permanent
  • Eligibility: The Musical typically involves approximately 80 students (grades 3-5), elaborate sets, costumes, and choreography. We seek an energetic and dynamic person to spearhead our production, to be performed in May 2017. The director's responsibilities include choosing (or writing) a play to perform, including modifying as necessary to accommodate the size and abilities of the cast; auditioning and casting children; working with Afterschool Director to recruit and hire an assistant director, musical director, and (possible) technical director or choreographer, and working with these individuals (as well as Afterschool staff and parent volunteers) to mount a successful production; supervising all rehearsals (see schedule below), including developing strategies to minimize "downtime" for cast members; teaching a weekly set and prop building class for interested children 
  • Application Information

Artistic Director
59E59 Theaters is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Eligibility: An innovative thinker and a brave visionary who is financially knowledgeable. A demonstrable success record as an accomplished theater artist, with experience in a diverse repertoire. Minimum education Bachelor Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Graduate Degree is a plus. Minimum of eight years of significant professional artistic experience and responsibility as an artistic director, programmer, freelance director, producer, literary manager, or another artistic leadership role. Experience in theater management in environments of comparable scope and scale. Experience supervising and mentoring staff through feedback, coaching and professional development. Eligible to work in the United States.  
  • Application Information

Project Manager
Rose Brand, North America’s leading provider of theatrical fabrics and production supplies, is seeking an energetic, talented Project Manager to join our Technical Services Team. Take the lead on installations
of drapery rigging, track automation and the like for our clients in theatre, casinos, cruise ship and theme parks locally and around the world.
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Eligibility: Minimum 5 years hands-on experience in theatrical rigging and track installation. Technical theatre experience, in either a stage or scene shop environment. Comprehensive and extensive working knowledge of theatrical machinery and hardware. ETCP certification desirable but not required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Experience leading crews of 4 or more people. Commitment to high standards for quality and job safety. Strong customer relations and interpersonal skills. Willingness to travel locally, domestically, and internationally.
  • 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 Puffin Foundation
The Puffin Foundation Ltd. has sought to open the doors of artistic expression by providing grants to artists and art organizations who are often excluded from mainstream opportunities due to their race, gender, or social philosophy.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2016
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Fine Arts and Video/Film.  These must be the primary category of the project.  The Fine Arts category includes a broad range of creative endeavors such as painting, drawing, weaving, crafts, collage and sculpture.  Photograph and digital media projects should not be submitted since they will be considered in 2018.  We will not consider Fine Arts/artwork proposals intended to supplement a theater or music work since those are disciplines we fund in even years.  Proposals for radio based projects may be submitted under the Video/Film category.  Projects in other disciplines will not be considered.
  • Address: Puffin Foundation Ltd. Application Request, 20 Puffin Way , Teaneck, NJ 07666-4111
  • Contact: info@puffinfoundation.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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