#StageOpps #StageOppsOct17

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


The New Work Initiative is an open submission competition whose primary goal is to bring the best theatre and new voices from the United States to China and vice versa. This is why we’re interested in new works from playwrights who are hungry to be heard and are willing to discover new technology to bring their work to the stage. The submission is free. The best works are selected by a board of 5 judges who read the submitted scripts and ultimately decide on the best work. The play that gets chosen will be produced in 2019 with a significant budget and for a year-long tour in China with a potential remount in the States. Other winners will also be selected. The 5 judges consist of a mix of industry individuals and individuals from Performing Arts schools.

1.    Must be an original work.
2.    No previous production and publication all around the world.
3.    Has never granted and will not grant other individuals or entities to use the script in anyway before the the choosing outcome is issued.
4.    Play must be a full-length piece. At least an hour long.
5.    Can be a play, performance art, movement piece, physical theatre, dance, musical, etc.
6.    No restriction on plot, content, or themes. Children’s plays accepted.
7.    Submissions will only be accepted in English. The show that is chosen will be translated to mandarin for the Chinese Tour in 2019.   
8.    Open to making use of new technology
   Projections, holograms, media technology, virtual reality, etc.

For more information, submission guidelines and to submit please visit: https://www.lotus-lee.foundation/submission
The application deadline has been extended to January 12th for #StageOpps subscribers. Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest
The top nine finalists will receive a panel pass ($75 value) to the Festival. Their names will be published on this site.
  • When/Where: March 21-25, 2018 in New Orleans, LA
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017  
  • Application Fee: $25
  • Eligibility: Plays must not have been previously produced, published, performed, or patronized in any way, including in a formal staged reading. Workshopped readings are accepted provided that the audience was limited to participants of that workshop. Students and faculty of the University of New Orleans FTCA and Creative Writing Workshop are ineligible. Plays submitted to this contest in previous years that did not win are eligible. Plays that have won or placed in any other playwriting contest are ineligible. All entries are considered for publication in a future Festival anthology. Simultaneous submissions accepted; please notify the Festival if your play is accepted elsewhere.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: One-Act Play Contest
    Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival
    938 Lafayette Street, Suite 514
    New Orleans, LA 70113
  • Contact: info@tennesseewilliams.net 
  • Submission Information

The Sauk's Plays-In-Development
The Sauk is currently seeking entries to consider for our 2018 Plays-In-Development. We are seeking unproduced plays. These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length). A completed draft of the play must be submitted. It is understood that changes can be made to the script between initial submission and performance.
  • When/Where: June 29-30, 2018 in Jonesville, MI
  • Deadline: October 6, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Unproduced Plays
  • Categories: These can be any style (comedy, drama, children's play and/or musical) and any length (one-act or full-length)
  • Address: 240 E Chicago St, Jonesville, Michigan 49250, United States
  • Contact: trinitylbird@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

Stage Door Productions Original One Act Festival
Six plays shall be selected for production in the spring (March/April/May) of 2018. Of those six selected, one shall win the Grand Prize $150 and one shall win runner up $100 as determined by the festival play readers. Of the remaining four, one shall will an Audience Favorite Prize $100 to be determined by the audience attending the festival performances. 
  • When/Where: Spring 2018
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017  
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions must be original, unpublished one act plays of 20 pages or less. Submissions must be received by email between August 1, 2017 and November 1, 2017. Any submissions not adhering to the following guidelines may be eliminated from consideration.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: diane@stagedoorproductions.org 
  • Submission Information


Apparitions Radio Horror Plays
Apparitions is podcast of horror-themed radio plays, hosted by Professor Mortimer of Haunted Manhattan. Professor Mortimer is the alter-ego of theatre-maker, voiceover-artist, and tour-guide Robert A. K. Gonyo, the producer and host of Apparitions.
  • Deadline: Ongoing 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: APPARITIONS, a podcast of new radio horror plays seeks original, previously un-produced scripted radio plays. Scripts should require a cast of six or less, and run no more than 30 minutes in production. Submissions may range from suspense, to gore, to mystery, to comedy, but all must fall under the umbrella of the “horror” genre. Please note, this call is for radio plays, written specifically for the audio medium. NYC-based writers are encouraged to apply, as the show records in NYC, however all scripts will be considered. Scripts will be licensed under a profit-share agreement
  • Categories: Radio Horror Plays
  • Contact: theprofessor@apparitionspodcast.com   
  • Submission Information

Keegan Theatre's Boiler Room Series - Search for New Plays & Musicals
Keegan Theatre, a professional, non-equity theatre in Washington, DC, is accepting submissions for development during its 2017-2018 Season AND possible inclusion as a full, world premiere production in a future mainstage season. Six pieces will be selected for inclusion in a festival sampling of new works in development at Keegan Theatre. Five pieces will be selected for a workshop process that culminates with a public staged reading. 
  • Deadline: 2017
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions must be full length plays or musicals aligned with the theatre's mission of taking audiences to the vital heart of theatre: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. Submitted work should not have had any significant development or a full production at another theatre. We're looking for truly NEW works here.
  • Categories: Full length plays and musicals
  • Contact: jsticklin@keegantheatre.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

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 


An American in Paris
  • Seeking possible replacements in the currently-running SETA tour of "An American in Paris." The majority of the ensemble of "An American in Paris" is made up of excellent technical dancers. There are one ensemble male and one ensemble female who are primarily singers and must also be comfortable with some dance.
  • Auditions: October 24, 2017
  • Production Dates: Currently running on tour
  • Pay: Pays: $992/wk. Equity Short Engagement Touring Agreement.
  • Audition Information

A Sketch of New York
  • Casting "A Sketch of New York," an ongoing satirical sketch comedy show about modern life in New York City.
  • Auditions: October 2017
  • Production Dates: Rehearses during the day; performance dates TBD at the Producers Club in NYC.
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

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


Costume Shop Manager
The College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Central Oklahoma has an immediate opening for a full time, year round Costume Shop Manager to join the University Productions team. They must be a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual with a solid background in costume technology. This position coordinates with designers to implement designs, trains and supervises student employees, assists with Stage Costume lab supervision, maintains shop equipment and supplies, manages costume rentals, and oversees budgets and build schedules to ensure timely completion of costume designs. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of professional experience in the preparation and construction of theatrical costumes. They should have a working knowledge in all areas of costume technology including draping, drafting and flat patterning as well as a thorough knowledge of clothing construction and materials. Basic knowledge of fabric dyeing, hair/makeup and wigs preferred.
  • Application Information

Wardrobe Supervisor
Moscow Ballet seeks a skilled and energetic Wardrobe Supervisor for the Great Russian Nutcracker North American Tour October 31, 2017 – December 31, 2017. A likely candidate must have the ability to work as a team with two other Wardrobe technicians, one American and one Russian. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Must have excellent sewing, stitching and altering skills. Duties include altering and repairing men’s and women’s costumes. The costume complexity ranges from simple garments to multi-piece, extremely delicate costumes. Knowledge of classical and romantic tutus is required. Wardrobe is responsible for issuing and collecting costumes as needed, assisting with quick changes, spot cleaning, laundering/handwashing and repairs. 
  • 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


The Jonathan Larson Grants
The Jonathan Larson Grants are intended to honor and recognize emerging musical theatre artists. Composers, lyricists, and librettists who work in musical theatre are the focus of the grants. ATW is committed to serving artists who are creating new, fully producible works for the theatre, and advancing the art form. The grants do not honor a specific piece or project.
  • Deadline: October 7th
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Grant awards are based on merit, and are intended for those artists with a demonstrated commitment and dedication to a career in musical theatre. Further, the grants are not intended to be scholarships, and artists applying for grants should be working professionally in the field.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: American Theatre Wing 
  • 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 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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