6/01/2017

#StageOpps #StageOppsJune17

and WomenArts present

















#StageOpps
#StageOppsJune17
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

Welcome to the best and most supportive festival in US Play and Musicals between 5 and 90 minutes accepted

SPOTS AVAILABLE IN THE FIRST WEEK OF OCTOBER ONLY


BEST PLAY OR MUSICAL  $3,500

BEST DIRECTOR, ACTRESS, ACTOR, SINGER EACH $500 BEST STAGE MANAGER, SET DESIGNER AND LIGHTING DESIGNER EACH $200 BEST MUSIC SCORE $300 BEST ORIGINAL PLAY $200

NO FEES REQUIRED TO SUBMIT TO THIS FESTIVAL.

Submissions Accepted from Everywhere in the US Shows from outside NY and NJ can only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Submissions must be between 5 and 90 minutes long. 

NYSummerfest is not only a festival, it’s a competition as well. Please know that all genres are welcome, including MUSICALS. Several of our winners over the years have been musicals. We are all musicians, and know exactly what you need to make your show a success.

ONE ACT PLAY WELCOME Our 11th Festival Season There is no question why NYSummerfest has taken the world of playwrighting festivals by storm, becoming one of the largest festival in the country in just 5 years. It’s because playwrights and musicians enjoy staging their plays with us! We are a group of playwrights who, after years of staging our plays in NYC festivals, said: “Why don’t we create a festival that includes everything we dreamt of having?” The result is beyond our wildest expectations. Is this sheer luck or an acknowledgment of what we offer? Let’s find out: Our participating playwrights receive: Acknowledgement in the form of excellent prizes $7,000 in total, you won’t find bigger prizes anywhere!

A 3 month-long festival that lets each production breathe, with 45-minute set-up pre-show and prime performance hours.

We offer free tickets to all shows for the cast and crew of every production, participants have the opportunity to learn from the work of their artistic colleagues.

The longest tech time than any other festival.

A 99-seat theater with beautiful, fixed red fabric seats, + six places for wheelchairs.

92 lights on our grid! Yes, you read right; 92 lights, including colored gels and LED lights in order to let you paint brush the moods and atmospheres of your scenes.

2 projector – back stage that covers a 21×12 and stage right 14×8

An 88 electric piano that all productions can use.

74 set props, including varied pieces of real furniture, that every production can use. Ninety percent of our past participants have created their sets with our props. No more double parking rental vans, while you rush to unload props, trying to outsmart meters!

Enough storage space to allow you you to leave your costumes and props and sets in the theater during your run. We don’t have popularity prizes for bringing the largest audience. In our festival, sometimes the barest production with the smallest audience attendance wins first prize simply because it was excellent! We do not use seasonal volunteers! One of our principle founding members is always at the theater to support you during your tech, box office times and performances.

NYSUMMERFEST THEATER FESTIVAL IS FOR NON-UNION AND EQUITY SHOWCASE 

Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production. These include directing, casting, stage-managing.
Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. (The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.) Submissions may close before July 1, 2017, if we reach the maximum number of plays. 

The participation fee has a 20% discount for #StageOpps subscribers.  Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Ashland New Plays Festival
Ashland New Plays Festival assists playwrights in the development of new works through public readings and offers an educational forum to the community through discussions and workshops.
  • When/Where: October 17-21, 2018 in Ashland, Oregon 
  • Deadline: Begins June 15, 2017 at 8 a.m. PT. Submissions close when 400 scripts are received or on December 31, 2017, whichever comes first. A running tally of submissions will be shown on our website. 
  • Application Fee: $15
  • Eligibility: Legibly typed in 12-point font in standard play script format with 1′′ margins; characters’ names centered above dialogue. Full-length drama or comedy, intermission preferred – 80 minutes minimum running time if no intermission; 95 – 120 minutes with one intermission. Previously unproduced. Maximum 8 characters; doubling allowed provided a doubling plan is included with the cast list. The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script. No indication of authorship on any of the pages (“blinded”)
  • Categories: Any Genre
  • Address: PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520
  • Contact: submissions@ashlandnewplays.org 
  • Submission Information

The International Festival of Horror Radio Plays
Every year we seek 10-minute radio scripts that are genuinely scary, imaginative, chilling, intelligent, suspenseful, horrific or downright grotesque. Writers may submit up to two radio plays to Deathscribe in any given year. Five scripts will be selected from all submissions. These five pieces will be performed on stage in front of a live audience.
  • When/Where: N/A
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017 
  • Application Fee: Free 
  • Eligibility: PDF format is strongly preferred. If PDF is not possible, then only MS Word please. All scripts must have a title page with all contact information, but NO identifying information should appear anywhere else in the document. The Deathscribe experience includes performing the pieces on stage with Foley artists and a band creating the sound effects and music live. Therefore, scripts must be ready to produce, including direction for sound and music cues. Sorry, but submissions cannot include usage of copyrighted music. Writers may submit up to two (2) scripts for Deathscribe consideration in any year.
  • Categories: Scripts must be no more than TEN MINUTES in length, and should follow radio drama format. An example of proper radio drama format can be found here: http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/writersroom/scripts/bbcradioscene.pdf
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: deathscribe2017@gmail.com   
  • 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


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

Scripts Wanted for Theatre Space
Rose Desena and Peggy Howard Chane run a monthly show in the Theater space below the bar at Lucky Jacks on Orchard St. We are looking for Original writing of short stories, plays or essays. Please see the rules below. 
  • Deadline: June 30, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: NY, writers only. You must attend the evening, and send out the invite via email we provide. Not more then 10 Min (Reading time fast Theater pace). No more then 3 characters (might consider 4 if its good) Only small hand held props No set (stage is small we use stools). No lighting (we only have a simply spots. No nudity. No actors under 18. Street clothes with some simple enhancements work best. You May attend the rehearsal that is done a few hours before the show. Send PDF with contact details to the address below, name and contact on the first page
  • Categories: Original writing of short stories, plays or essays. 
    We like funny, romantic, or Political (we like those).
  • Contact: rdesena40@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Call for Collaborators
Join Climate Change Theatre Action 2017! Host an Event in Your Community! Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA) is a worldwide series of readings and performances of short climate change plays presented in support of the United Nations COP23 meeting chaired by Fiji and hosted in Bonn, Germany. Climate scientists estimate we have fifteen years to decarbonize the economy if we want to stave off the worst impacts of climate change. The time for action is now. But action requires a hopeful vision of the future. For CCTA 2017, we are asking: “How can we turn the challenges of climate change into opportunities?”
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: You agree to present an event between October 1 and November 18, 2017 using at least one of the plays in our collection. Your event can be as simple as a classroom or living room reading or it may be presented to a larger audience in a theatre. It may be designed to reflect your own aesthetic and community. (Please note: We cannot provide funding for events.)
  • Categories: A collection of 50 short plays that address an aspect of climate change; a list of resources to help make your Action effective and unique; organizational and marketing support; and a lot of enthusiasm!
  • Contact: ClimateChangeTheatreAction@gmail.com  
  • Submission Information

Edgemar Center for the Arts
Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica is a cultural art center designed by Frank Gehry, where theater, dance, music, visual arts, and our annual film festival, Cinema at the Edge, come together in one place. Our Mission is to provide a physical environment that nurtures the creative process and encourages collaboration between writers, directors, actors, musicians, dancers, and visual artist; to create a learning environment for children and adults; and to invite the community to observe, engage, and interact to add its voices to our creative discovery.

New Voices Series seeking short Halloween themed scripts
The LTA Millennial Committee is sponsoring the second installment in our New Voices series and we need your Halloween themed short plays! We want to provide a platform for unknown playwrights and new directors by staging original shows directed by Millennials. Following our wildly successful inaugural spring event (over 100 attendees in one evening) we will be putting on a two night Halloween-themed performance on October 27th and 28th, 2017.
  • Deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: It is free to submit, and no pay will be provided to winners; we operate on a volunteer basis only. You may submit a maximum of three shows. More than one show from the same author may be selected. Preference will be given to shows from VA/MD/DC, but you can submit from anywhere. No age restrictions on playwrights, although Millennials will be given preference if shows are otherwise of equal quality. Shows may have been performed elsewhere.
  • Categories: All shows must have a run time of 30 minutes for less; preference is for shows of 15 + minutes.
  • Contact: aaamidon@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project
Welcome 2017 playwrights! We are entering our third year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us.
  • Deadline: December 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Choose a woman or women to write about. We are looking for 365 NEW women that our project has not yet covered.  We do not accept repeats from previous years yet.  You can make sure you don’t claim a repeat by searching through our historical women alphabetically.  If you are not sure who to write about, scroll down for a list of available women
  • Categories: You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear. Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.
  • Contact: 365womenayear@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

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


ONSTAGE

Sight & Sound Theatres' 2018 Season, NYC & PA Appts.
  • Seeking principals and featured ensemble/understudies for Sight & Sound Theatres' 2018 season and for any mid-season needs that arise within current 2017 season. Season includes “Jesus,” a world premiere, and “Samson.” Seeking triple threats and a few strong actors (non-singers) as well. Experienced performers of every type and race encouraged.
  • Auditions: By appointment till December 2017
  • Production Dates: "Jesus" (Lancaster, PA) and "Samson" (Branson, MO) rehearsals begin mid-January 2018. “Jesus” runs March 10, 2018–Jan. 5, 2019. “Samson” runs March 3–Dec. 29, 2018.
  • Pay: $750-$1,150/wk., plus health benefits, paid time off, 401(k)s, and relocation assistance. /react-text react-text: 3523 (Salary commensurate with role/experience/number of shows per week.)
  • Audition Information

SCHOOL GIRLS OR THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY - NYC EPA
  • MCC Theatre. Co-Artistic Directors: Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Executive Director: Blake West, Director of Artistic Production and Development: Jessica Chase, Artistic Assistant: Kailee Ayyar (expected to attend), Artistic Fellow: Brandon Webster (expected to attend), Author: Jocelyn Bioh Director: Rebecca Taichman
  • Auditions: EPA’s June 7, 2017
  • Production Dates: 1st Rehearsal: 10/3/17 Runs: 11/2/17 to 12/10/17 (possible extension to 12/23/17 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre)
  • Pay: Off Broadway $677/week minimum
  • Audition Information

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

BACKSTAGE

Wardrobe Run Crew
Northlight Theatre is seeking a Wardrobe Run Crew for hourly employment beginning September 2017 through December 2017. Previous experience required.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Sewing skills a must. Makeup and Wig experience is a plus. Accepting resumes immediately. Send resume to Scott Miller, Production Manager via email. No calls please.
  • Application Information

Master Electrician
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is looking or a master electrician for upcoming season.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Hang, circuit, focus, and maintain light plots for 7 shows on 2 stages, Work with Production Management to ensure all shows are completed within deadlines and budgets, Supervise Electrics Department staff of Assistant Electrician and two interns; additional personnel from other departments during changeovers and some work call, Implement and execute any onstage practicals, atmospheric/special effects, Collaborate with other production departments on all show elements related to Electrics, Communicate proactively with lighting designers, stage managers, directors, guest artists and other production department heads to ensure safe and appropriate implementation of all lighting elements, Interpret light plots, create all show-related lighting paperwork, Program and operate lighting console as needed, Coordinate run crew staffing and schedule for all shows with Production Management
  • Application Information

Audio/ Video Engineer
Indiana Repertory Theatre is currently accepting resumes for an Audio/Video Engineer. This is seasonal position with benefits, contract runs approximately late August through May. Indiana Rep is a mid-sized LORT (C and D stages) theatre, producing a wide variety of existing and new work for adults and children (currently 9 productions) located in downtown Indianapolis.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Duties include operating sound and/or video for shows, dance concerts, and one-off events; assisting the Senior Engineer and the Resident Sound Designer; attending rehearsals and meetings as needed; maintenance, repair and upkeep of audio and video equipment. Skills required: Current working knowledge of large format sound systems, experience in professional theatre, multi-projector video systems, headset and 70v distributed systems, playback and editing software for audio and video, I.P. based A/V distribution, and Apple networking, proficiency with live mixing, recording and reinforcement. At the IRT, we believe that diverse ideas, backgrounds, cultures, and traditions enrich the quality of work we present on the stage. We are committed to all forms of diversity in all areas of our work. Please send letter and resume to irtsound@gmail.com and include the words “Audio/Video Engineer Search” in the subject line.
  • Application Information


FUNDING

Annenberg Foundation
The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region
  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006
  • Contact: info@annenberg.org  
  • Application Information


RESIDENCIES

ARTerra
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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