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and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

##Opportunities with hashtags are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred are for women only.


Conversations in America: Under the Gun
The Women In the Arts and Media Coalition is sending out a call for submissions for our new series: Conversations In America. This first artistic conversation is called “Under the Gun.” Submissions will be accepted until January 22, 2017 with a performance date in March.
“I know we are a smart enough nation to figure out how you protect responsible gun owners' rights and get guns out of the hands of people who shouldn't have them.”
Hillary Rodham Clinton 
The series will be a creative evening of works that attempt to reach beyond emotions and find ways to discuss critical issues in America. This first conversation is about the gun violence problem in the United States. Yelling and screaming have not changed a thing, so what might?
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
J.K. Rowling
We are asking you, our members, to write, paint, sculpt, photograph, film, make music, and/or dance to a better understanding of this volatile subject where entrenched and automatic responses have become knee jerk reactions on both sides of the conversation. 
We will host a gala evening to display, discuss, enlighten and begin to mutually develop a way to dialogue the many sides of this issue that affects all of us daily.  We are seeking to construct an understanding and develop movement on this issue through our art.  How can we talk away the fear - on both sides of the discussion – and find a place of understanding that supports all of our rights? 
We all acknowledge that this is an uncomfortable talk to have.  How do we start the conversation without shutting each other down?  
“Art has the power to build connection and empathy”
John Legend
We are looking for: Short plays and Monologues, Short Films, Music, Poetry, Dance Pieces, Paintings, Photographs, Performance Art, and written and performed pieces with a running time of 10 minutes or less.
A female-identified member of one of our full or affiliate member organizations must submit and be the primary engine of the project submitted, but it may have any additional collaborators, female or male, members and non-members.
The deadline is Sunday, January 22nd, at 11:59pm. Yup! You, too, are under the gun. What are you waiting for?

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Headwaters New Play Festival
To be considered for the Headwaters New Play Festival, a play must never have had a professional production and the playwright must be available to attend the workshop week (August 21-26, 2017). Since 2015’s festival, our goal has been to more accurately reflect the diversity of human experience by reserving one of our two slots for a female playwright. We will continue this at this season’s festival.
  • When/Where:  August 21-26, 2017 in Creede, CO
  • Deadline: February 16, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The Headwaters program is the source of new plays of the West: plays set in the current, historic, or mystic western United States; plays by playwrights originally from or living in the West; plays that deal with themes connected to the real or mythic West; and plays that re-imagine what “West” means.
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays 
  • Address: Creede Repertory Theatre, Attn: Headwaters, PO Box 269, Creede, CO 81130
  • Contact: headwaters@creederep.com 
  • Submission Information

East End Fringe Festival
This diverse and intimate theatrical event will debut Summer 2017 at the historic Vail-Leavitt Music Hall.  As a catalyst for cultural and community development, The East End Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous emerging and established artists, appreciative audiences and supportive businesses and organizations to foster the growth of creative arts on Long Island.
  • When/Where: July 26- August 6, 2017 in Riverhead, NY
  • Deadline: Early Bird December 15, 2016, Regular March 16, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free before December 15, 2016, $25 after 
  • Eligibility: We are interested in receiving new, creative and edgy works from a very diverse population, all inclusive.
  • Categories: Plays and Poetry
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: eastendfringefestival@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Festival of New Theatre
We are looking for bold, theatrical voices and are passionate about supporting the craft of both emerging and established writers in service of our commitment to developing new work for the American theatre. The purpose and power of the theatrical event has always been to come together in the theatre and discover a new understanding of ourselves. By developing and producing work that explores and celebrates the human experience, we engage in a dialogue about what it means to be human, what it means to be an American and what it means to be a global citizen, in the 21st century. 
  • When/Where: 2017 in Rochester, NY
  • Deadline: Window to submit January 1- April 30, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: Please do not send us the first draft of a play. Due to the number of scripts we receive, we can only read any play one time, so make sure you are sending us your best work. Plays for consideration in our play development series must not have had more than one production at another theatre.
  • Categories: Full-Length Plays
  • Address: 75 Woodbury Boulevard, Rochester, New York 14607
  • Contact: 585.232.4382
  • 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


Martha's Swan Day Song Competition
I am happy to report that as part of my birthday celebration this year, I have decided to create a Support Women Artists Now Day Song Contest.  I am donating $1,500 to WomenArts today to create 8 cash prizes – one for $500, 2 for $250, and 5 for $100 for songs that celebrate the diversity and power of women’s creativity. 
  • Deadline: February 20, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: We want songs that people can learn fairly quickly and sing together.  If the song is not in English, please submit a translation of the lyrics and at least one verse in English.
  • Categories: Please upload your song to YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, your website, or some other online location, and then send us the link using our SWAN Song Submission Form. You may submit a maximum of 3 songs.  Please use a different submission form for each song.
  • Contact: WomenArts, 1442A Walnut Street, Suite 67, Berkeley, CA 94709 
  • Submission Information

Midtown Festival
MITF is now committed to three Festivals. MITF: Spring is entering its second season. Our Midtown location is safe, clean, convenient, and close to the offices of industry members. It is the Festival of tomorrows' producers today! We set ourselves apart from other festivals because: (1) we are the Festival where new producers work alongside seasoned pros and (2) we have implemented a new Profit Sharing Policy (PSP).* Every play now has the opportunity to earn their piece of the pie!  
  • Deadline: For Short Subjects and Full-length plays is February 4, 2017; For Variety Acts and Short Play Lab is February 18, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free but $250 fee for Staged Readings
  • Eligibility: Short Subjects and musicals 30 - 60 min. long, Full-lengths and musicals 61-90 min. long, Easy to produce in a no-frills festival. AEA showcases are welcome. Any genre. (Short subjects using guns as props will not be considered; full-lengths can use guns as props). Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File. Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format. The estimated running time of the play must be clearly indicated.
  • Categories: Spring is a combination of full-lengths, short plays, and musicals, children's plays, a Variety division (Magic Acts, Improv, Stand-up, Cabaret, Sketch Comedy, etc), the Short Play Lab, and staged readings.
  • Contact: john.chatterton@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

WomenArts Blog
As part of our celebration of SWAN Day 10, we want to feature new voices in the WomenArts Blog. We are especially interested in writers who can provide diverse perspectives in terms of race, class, religion, age, sexual preference, gender identity, disability or other characteristics.  We will pay for every article we publish that has not been published elsewhere.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Our maximum fee will be $200 for articles of 500 – 1,000 words that we publish that have not been published elsewhere.  The fee will be negotiated on a case by case basis for shorter or previously published articles. WomenArts reserves the right to edit every article, and we will retain non-exclusive publishing rights. The author will have the right to publish the article on her own website or elsewhere after we have published it.
  • Eligibility: We prefer articles that are 500 – 800 words in length. It is extremely rare for us to publish articles longer than 1,000 words.  We will also consider shorter articles if they fit one of the categories below.
  • Categories: Inspiring Women – Articles about extraordinary or inspiring women artists and their accomplishments; articles about women artists overcoming obstacles; reports on festivals of women artists. Gender Parity Research & Actions – Articles summarizing research studies, legal actions, demonstrations or other activities related to the struggle for gender parity in any art form. Helpful Resources – Articles with tips for women artists on publicity, fundraising, crowd-sourcing, job-hunting or other business aspects of their work; articles about helpful directories, websites or other resources.
  • Contact: 510.868.5096
  • 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.

The Old Red Barn Reading Series 
A new, two day reading series on June 23rd and 24th, 2017 dedicated to showcasing the talents of rural playwrights who currently reside in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
  • Deadline: January 20, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights from rural or under developed areas in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. Or to be more specific, if you live somewhere other than Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, or D.C., then you’re fine. Harrisburg PA, for example, would qualify.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: 348 Parsons Rd. Aurora, WV 26705
  • Contact:  boxoffice@totltheatre.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: SWAN Day unites women around the world. SWAN Day celebrates the diversity of women’s creativity and builds cultural bridges. SWAN Day helps women artists build support networks that sustain them all year. SWAN Day teaches women artists that they have tremendous power when they work together and help each other.
  • Categories: New Songs
  • Contact: (510) 868-5096
  • Submission Information


Brunch Theatre at the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe
  • Casting a full company of actors for our third production of Brunch Theatre, "Bangerz & Mash." Brunch Theatre is a millennial geared theatre company that aims to get millennials back to the theatre. We provide fresh brunch along with new sexy, funny, socially relevant material. Performance includes 6-7 new short plays, with live music performed throughout.
  • Auditions: By Appointment January 8, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses Jan & Feb 2017. Performances at Nuyorican Poet's Cafe March 4-6 and 11-13 in NYC.
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

Lincoln Center Theatre
  • Pipeline directed by Dominique Morisseau
  • Auditions: EPA January 5, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin May 11, 2017; previews begin June 15; opens July 10; closes Aug. 27 in NYC.
  • Pay: $861/wk. Equity LORT B Non-Rep Contract
  • Audition Information

Half Moon Theatre Company
  • Your, Annie by Enid Futterman, libretto; Michael Cohen, music; Molly Renfroe Katz, exec. dir.; Patty Wineapple, producing dir.; Kristy Grimes, managing dir.; Joyce A. Presutti, casting dir.; Michael Schiralli, artistic dir.; Nathan Perry, music dir.
  • Auditions: January 7, 9, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin March 7; runs March 25-April 2 with possible ext. through April 4 at The Culinary Institute of America's Marriott Pavilion in Hyde Park, NY. 
  • Pay: $309/wk. Equity SPT Tier 3 Contract
  • Audition Information

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


Director's Lab
It is a series of workshops, readings, rehearsals, investigations, roundtable discussions, and studio productions to provide young directors with an intensive study of their craft while fostering collaborative relationships among a peer community of artists.
  • Position Type: Workshop
  • Eligibility:  The Directors Lab is geared toward professional directors in early career stages and is free of charge.  The Lab is not open to students, or those planning to return to school. It is designed for emerging directors who are working professionals, who have finished their studies. And studies are not required - many Lab directors are working directors who have never gone to college.
  • Application Information

PSM/Tech Team Supervisor 
We are looking for an intrinsic member of our team. Our small repertory theatre company is looking for a Tech Team Supervisor/Production Stage Manager.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Eligibility: his position is ideal for someone good at time management, organization, and dealing with multiple deadlines who can maintain a good attitude and foster a good relationship with supervisors, actors, and directors. We are looking for a team player who can take a leadership role when necessary. We are a repertory company that runs six mainstage productions per year in rep with our flagship show "Plain and Fancy". We also have one production in our lab space, two kid's day camps, and two small (two performance days) children's productions. The venue is occasionally also used for community events (like weddings). The Tech Team Supervisor is not expected to work all of these events, but is required to provide support, communication, and organization regarding the use of the venue to other tech team members, supervisors, and actors.
  • Application Information

Wig/Make-Up Artisan
Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theatre is seeking individuals to serve as Wig and Make-Up Artisans for our 2017 summer season. Each summer UFOMT produces 6 main stage productions. All shows perform in repertory. Wig and Make-Up staff members build, changeover, and provide run support for all shows. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Qualified applicants should have a strong background in styling and application, ventilation experience, and should be highly motivated and ready to work in a fun and exciting environment in the beautiful mountains of Northern Utah. Cosmetology license a plus.
  • 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


Princess Grace Theatre Awards
APPRENTICESHIPS and FELLOWSHIPS for artistic compensation for an individual artist (exclusive of benefits) nominated by a professional, non-profit theater company. Nominees may not have worked with the company for more than five years at the time of application. Please note, the strength of the partnership between the company and the artist is taken into serious consideration during the adjudication process.
  • Deadline: March 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Please make sure the link submitted is live and accessible by March 31, 2016 through July 31, 2016 to give the panel ample time to view the sample. It is strongly recommended that live streaming links be secure and you must provide the Princess Grace Foundation-USA with passwords. The total of all selections must not exceed 10 minutes. Samples longer than 10 minutes will not be viewed. Please submit at least one monologue and one scene work sample. Please ensure that the performer is clearly visible. In at least one piece, please position the camera to enable a static shot framing the performer’s body from the waist up.
  • Address: PGF-USA 150 East 58th Street, 25th Floor New York, NY 10155
  • Contact: grants@pgfusa.org 
  • Application Information


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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