#StageOpps #StageOppsMar17

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


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Parity Productions
Beyond our annual productions, in concert with our mission to see more women and transgender artists employed in the theatre, we award two commissions per year to women or transgender playwrights who have demonstrated a singular talent for storytelling. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each. One out of every $10 we make from our Parity Store goes to them in support of their commissioned work – we call that our 10% Promise.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: June 1, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: Full-length Scripts
  • Categories: Any Genre
  • Address: 450 West 17th Street, Suite 604, New York, NY 10011-5818
  • Contact: info@parityproductions.org 
  • Submission Information

MITF: Summer 2017
MITF: Summer is going to be the biggest theatre festival in NYC-don't miss your chance to be a part of our exciting line-up. The summer festival is a combination of short plays and musicals, full-length plays and musicals, a variety division, the Short Play Lab, and staged readings.
  • When/Where: July 15-August 6, 2017 in New York, NY
  • Deadline: April 15, 2017 (Short Subjects and Full-lengths), May 2, 2017 (Variety Acts), June 20, 2017 (Short Play Lab)
  • Application Fee: Free but $250 for Staged Readings
  • Eligibility: 30 - 60 min. long. Short plays are the mainstay of MITF: Summer and will be given preference in selection over Full-lengths. (30-45 minute plays are the most desirable of all). Easy to produce in a no-frills festival. Any genre. (Plays using guns as props will not be considered). Union and Non-Union shows accepted. Plays must be sent in Word Document or PDF File. Pages MUST be numbered and script must be in standard playscript format. For the full-length category we are looking for: Plays 61-90 min. long. Any genre. Full-length musicals can be up to 120 min. long. Full-length plays and musical using guns as props are accepted. Variety: The variety division spans cabaret, magic, improv, sketch comedy, standup, and burlesque. Acts can be solo or group affairs, so long as they fit within an hour, including setup and strike, and so long as they bring their own music director and so forth. The Festival provides a keyboard and amp for any Variety Show, if needed. SPL's: The Short Play Lab has 2 programs of about 10 short plays each (not to exceed 10 min. in length, the shorter plays receive preference in selection). Each program is performed twice
  • Categories: 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.
  • Address: 312 West 36th Street, NYC
  • Contact: john.chatterton@gmail.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 


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

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
  • Contact: (212) 421-1380
  • Submission Information


Commedia del'Whatè
  • Casting "Commedia del'Whatè," a 45-minute comedic play for The Actors Project that will tour local children's hospitals and elementary schools. The play features many of the classic characters of the Commedia del'Artè, such as Pantalone, Il Capitano, and Arlecchino. Synopsis: The story follows a classic Commedia premise of two lovers longing to be with each other, with Pantalone and Il Capitano standing in their way. The zanni characters, Pedrolino, Columbina, and Arlecchino try their best to get the two lovers together so they can live happily ever after. The play also shows the audience a style of theater that has been around for a long time.
  • Auditions: March 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses Mar. 21-Apr. 20 (Tues. and Thurs., 8 a.m.-12 p.m.) at the Salesian Youth Renewal Retreat Center, 8301 Arroyo Dr., Rosemead, CA. Performs March 21-June 22 (Tues. and Thurs.); times for children's hospitals will depend on the convenience of the hospital to maximize the patient attendance; performances for the elementary schools will be mornings at the schools.
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

One More Productions
  • One More Productions is casting "The Music Man" to play in Garden Grove at the GEM Theater.
  • Auditions: March, 2017
  • Production Dates: All auditions, rehearsals and performances take place at The GEM Theater located at 12852 Main Street, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Auditions are March 6th & 7th at 7pm and callbacks are March 8th at 7pm. Rehearsals begin March 13th with performances beginning April 20th and running thru May 14th.
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC 2017-2018 Season
  • Casting the Shakespeare Theatre Company Of DC 2017-2018 Season. Season includes “Othello (Free For All)” (William Shakespeare, playwright; Ron Daniels, dir. Runs at Sidney Harman Hall. Rehearsals begin July 25; runs Aug. 16-27), “The Lover & The Collection” (Michael Kahn, dir. Runs at the Lansburgh Theatre. Rehearsals begin Aug. 21; runs Oct. 2-29 or Nov. 12), “12th Night” (William Shakespeare, playwright; Ethan McSweeny, dir. Runs at Sidney Harman Hall. Rehearsals begin Oct. 10; runs Nov. 20-Dec. 17), “Hamlet” (William Shakespeare, playwright; Michael Kahn, dir. Runs at Sidney Harman Hall. Rehearsals begin Dec. 11, 2017; runs Jan. 22-Feb. 25 or Mar. 4, 2018), “Show TBD” (Runs at the Lansburgh Theatre. Rehearsals begin Jan. 2, 2018; runs Feb. 12-Mar. 18 or Apr. 1, 2018), and “Camelot” (Frederick Loewe, music; Alan Jay Lerner, book-lyrics; Alan Paul, dir. Runs at Sidney Harman Hall. Rehearsals begin Apr. 17, 2018; runs May 29-July 1 or 8, 2018).
  • Auditions: March 8, 2017
  • Production Dates: Season runs in Washington, DC.
  • Pay: Pays $936 or $861/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Agreement. (Harman Center LORT B+, Lansburgh Theatre LORT B.)
  • Audition Information

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


Properties Master
DORSET THEATRE FESTIVAL, an acclaimed AEA summer company in Vermont, seeks experienced professional properties master for its 2017 summer season (early June to late-August). DTF is known for its high production quality; designers, directors and performers work nationally, and most have Broadway credits. In this small company, all staff staff are critical and highly valued. Charming 300 seat proscenium theater (with shops on site) in beautiful rural location. Responsibilities include properties for 4 plays, and supervision of props apprentice. Housing is provided. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until position is filled.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Professional experience is required. Ideal candidate will have artistic sensibility and sensitivity, as well as strong collaborative skills, and will work with world class designers on a tight time-line and budget, while maintaining high quality and standards and also have some experience as a teacher/mentor.
  • Application Information

Audio Engineer
We are a Design and Production company based in NYC, looking to hire well qualified Audio Engineers for live events, ranging from Corporate Product launches to festivals and everything in-between.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: The ideal candidate would be well versed on all industry standard practices and equipment, including but not limited to Yamaha, JBL, Soundcraft, etc. Being timely, personable, and able to interact with a client are all top priority, as you are representing the company every time you step onto the job site. Anyone working with us must be able to lift at least 50lbs. Appearance must be presentable and corporate ready.
  • Application Information

Costume Designer
Cortland Repertory Theatre, a professional summer theatre celebrating our 46th year is accepting resumes for Costume Designer positions in our 2017 summer season. We are located in upstate New York, a half hour south of Syracuse, on the edge of the Fingerlakes Region.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: We are specifically looking for someone to design the final two shows of our summer season: "Nana's Naughty Knickers" and "Life Could Be a Dream". We are hoping to have one designer do both shows. You will need to arrive onsite July 31, 2017 and the final show opens August 30, 2017. We are looking for someone with experience in designing for farce and with a good comedic design sense.
  • Application Information


Inviting Performance Proposals
The New York Society Library invites applications from women playwrights, composers, and musical performers, or writers who focus on theater, ballet, art music, and opera, for grants toward a one-session performance of new or recent work.
  • Deadline: March 15, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The work’s title, author(s)/composer(s), and length, The style or genre of the presentation (sung music, play reading...), The number of performers or presenters involved, A list of setup or logistical needs (e.g. a platform, special lighting), A brief synopsis of the work, A brief explanation of why the work is appropriate for support, Full contact information for one or more people making the proposal
  • Address: 53 E 79th St, New York, NY 10075
  • Contact: events@nysoclib.org  
  • 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


ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lobão da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week- 6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: arterra.geral@gmail.com 
  • 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

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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