#StageOpps #StageOppsNov16

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.


The Colonial Players is a not-for-profit community theater in Annapolis, Maryland.  For 68 years, The Players have been providing local audiences with outstanding theatrical entertainment in our 180 seat theater in the round in downtown historic Annapolis, and providing opportunities and facilities for interested playmakers to join in all aspects of the artistic endeavor.  
We are seeking full-length play scripts for a theater workshop opportunity.  Scripts should have an estimated play time of at least 85 minutes.  While it may be only one act long, it should not be a “1-Act”, i.e. a “short” play, but rather a script that can stand alone as an evening’s entertainment. 
The Colonial Players will host the winning playwright for readings, design discussions, creative conversations and audience feedback on the script. The winner will receive a prize of $1,000 and a script workshop weekend in summer 2017. The workshop will culminate in a rehearsed public reading of the script at our theater in Annapolis, Maryland.

Submit online at Submittable.com between October 1, 2016, and Dec 31, 2016 https://thecolonialplayers.submittable.com/submit

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Promising Playwright Contest Chair Darice Clewell at promisingplaywright@thecolonialplayers.org

The application deadline has been extended to January 6th for #StageOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


Next Link Project
The Next Link Project is NYMF's primary writer service program, through which approximately 10 shows receive subsidized production slots in the New York Musical Festival. These shows attend a weekend-long training session that includes networking, fundraising, and marketing guidance. Each show also has access to a professional New York dramaturg to help writers hone their shows.
  • When/Where: Spring 2017 in New York, NY
  • Deadline: November 6, 2016
  • Application Fee: $75
  • Eligibility: Any work that has not received a commercial production in New York City may be submitted by writers, with or without industry representation.  As long as you feel your script is “production-ready” and prepared for a public developmental run in the Festival, you’re welcome to submit it!
  • Categories: NYMF isn’t looking for any particular aesthetic. We want to represent the breadth of contemporary musical theatre in all of its forms, from romantic comedies inspired by the Golden Age of Musicals to rock opera epics, to edgy hip-hop satires, to children’s shows, and everything in between.   
  • Address: 340 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019
  • Contact: literary@nymf.org
  • 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


**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


Tacoma Little Theatre
  • Gypsy casting director Chris Serface 
  • Auditions: November 6-7, 2016
  • Production Dates: Performances run March 10-April 2, 2017, at Tacoma Little Theatre, in Tacoma, WA. 
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Stageworks Ink
  • Flash Ah-Ahhh casting director Steve Coker 
  • Auditions: November 2016
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin in November, in Portland, OR. Performances run December 8-16, in Portland, OR.
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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


**##Seeking Female Director of Color**
Seeking a female director of color for the production of a new play on issues of race and narrative ownership. Playwright is a graduating MFA Dramatic Writing student; however, this is a professional production of four performances over one weekend. Performances are part of Narrative Ownership Week, in partnership with the ASU Center for the Study of Race and Democracy. (More details can be provided) 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Responsibilities include: three weeks of rehearsal, including tech and dress; production meetings (Skype is fine); and being on a community discussion panel with actors and playwright to take place the week of performances.
  • 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

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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