#StageOpps #StageOppsAug17

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Special Opps will continue again in September, but please watch this space (and our website) for upcoming info on Submissions to our next Collaboration Award--coming soon--deadline December 31.


Phoenix Theatre's New American Theatre Festival
The festival presents four staged/concert readings (with script in hand) of new, unproduced plays or musicals as well as a night of new short plays and a Composer/Lyricist Cabaret. 
  • When/Where: March 5-18, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017  
  • Application Fee: $10.00 * Fees are waived for members of WGA or Dramatists Guild (please provide with a link to your DG page, ID number or photo/copy of your membership card)
  • Eligibility: Plays should be original, un-produced, full-length scripts. Plays that have received more than two development processes (i.e. festival participation) are not eligible. No screenplays, please. No Theatre for Young Audience pieces will be accepted. Cast size must be limited to 5 actors or less (actors may play more than one role
  • Categories: Unproduced Musicals or Plays
  • Address: Phoenix Theatre
    100 E. McDowell Rd
    Phoenix, AZ 8500
  • Contact: info@phoenixtheatre.com 
  • Submission Information

“The World Crime League’s F**ked Up Xmas Special”
We’re looking for an assortment of fresh and original holiday(ish) plays to fill an evening. Since this is the World Crime League, we’re not looking for your traditional feel-good, holly jolly holiday fare. We’re looking for dramas and comedies as black as the soulless coal eyes of Frosty the Snowman, and perhaps some horror plays, more frightening than an eternity of being forced to listen to the “Christmas Shoes” on loop.
  • When/Where: December 7-10, 2017 in Minneapolis, MI 
  • Deadline: August 1, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Scripts should have a title page that contains your name and contact information. Submissions should not exceed 30 minutes- there is no minimum for length. We are also potentially interested in monologues to be performed between longer pieces. No musicals, children’s plays, or adaptations (fresh spins on folk tales and legends are welcome). Although this is referred to as the “F**ked Up Xmas Special,” it does not mean that plays have to be restricted to being about Christmas. Works dealing with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, New Year’s Day and anything in between would be considered. You know...the winter season holidays and such.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: worldcrimeleagueproductions@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

New York New Works Theatre Festival
It's free to submit and every submission is reviewed by at least one Broadway producer, it's truly a wonderful opportunity for new work. Selected works are presented by a Broadway "A list" GM team (13 Tony Awards, 14 Drama Desk Awards and 3 Pulitzer Prizes) and performances will take place in October in the 199 seat Duke Theatre on 42nd and Broadway.
  • When/Where: October 2017 in New York, NY 
  • Deadline: August 15, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: New Works
  • Categories: Plays. The festival is run by Broadway and Television producers who are seeking play submissions. If your show is accepted to the festival, you are given a slot in which to produce your show. We are NOT producing your show, we are presenting it to Broadway and Television producers. 
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: tonynwtheatrefestival@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information


Dramatists Guild
​For the entire month of August (until Labor Day), the Dramatists Guild has made its entire website open.  ​This means ​for a limited time both members and non-members alike have open access to:

Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women
The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women was founded by Yellow Rose Productions, with permission of Beth Henley, to encourage and recognize the new works of female playwrights. The Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women aims to give voice to the stories of this generation and to bring into the spotlight important works that have been crafted.
  • Deadline: August 31, 2017
  • Application Fee: $20
  • Eligibility: Submissions must be completed full-length or one-act plays. Submissions must be the original work of the submitting female playwright. Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged. Submissions are due by August 31st, 2017 and must include all of the submission materials to qualify. One script may be submitted per applicant.
  • Categories: One acts plays 
  • Contact: henleyrosecompetition@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.

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


The "My America" Plays
  • In the wake of the 2016 election, the United States has become far more divisive and volatile than ever before. Through a series of several 10 minute plays, the "My America" Plays series looks to examine the America we are in today. The plays are as follows: 
    "Occupied" by Sharon E. Cooper
    "Stalled" by Sharon E. Cooper
    "Siriously" by Sharon E. Cooper
    "Power to the People" by Alicia Haymer
    "School for Lives" by Alisha Epinosa
    "Some of the Good Ones" by Sara Ramsawak
  • Auditions: August 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearsal | August 2017 - NYC 
    Performance is at 353 Studios (353 West 48th Street) on August 25, 2017 @8pm
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

  • Casting the production "Again." Production description: ""Again" will be premiering in this year's Bridge PHL Festival. This piece is a choreopoem experience highlighting the black and brown voices that exclaim “stop killing us” while white supremacy and toxic masculinity retort “why?” The Bridge PHL strives to foster healing connections between our rich and diverse communities by encouraging openness and dialogue about perspectives on racial prejudice, privilege, inclusion, and bias. Our annual theatre festival each autumn welcomes both experienced and new artists wishing to engage in this mission and to further our endeavor to BUILD THE BRIDGE PHL!"
  • Auditions: By appointment August 15, 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Sept. 25. Performs Nov. 2-5. Rehearses and performs in Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pay: Yes
  • Audition Information

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


Wardrobe Supervisor
The Wardrobe Supervisor is responsible for supervising all wardrobe related activities during the course of rehearsals and performances, and is solely responsible for all costumes once costumes have loaded-in. The wardrobe supervisor supervises wardrobe crew working on production, helps to coordinate and assign dressers to specific performers and tasks and determines where and how costume changes are made.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Supervising and scheduling wardrobe crew
    - Communicating with CTM Costume Rental Manager to ascertain availability of inventory, schedule pulling and/or restocking as required, and schedule usage of equipment and/or costume shop.
    - Coordinating with Associate Artistic Director, Costume Supervisor, Director, and all other concerned personnel regarding scheduling, budget expenditures, and equipment/technical needs.
    - In cooperation with Costume Supervisor, creating and maintaining a complete and accurate inventory of all used and unused costumes that were pulled for production. Regularly inventory and inspect all costumes and coordinate and/or complete all costume repairs.
  • Application Information

Cal Performances, the performing arts presenter at UC Berkeley, is currently hiring EXPERIENCED TECHNICAL THEATER stagehands for variable, part time, seasonal work. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: We are looking for individuals who specifically have EXPERIENCE with TECHNICAL THEATER, who are able to work independently and with demonstrated confidence in one or more of the following areas: entertainment lighting, live sound, stage carpentry, and multi-media (A/V) systems. Must have working knowledge of technical areas outside of their specialization and the ability to perform general duties in those areas.
  • 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


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


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 Lob√£o 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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