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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.


Lotus Lee Foundation: New Works Initiative

Lotus  Lee  Foundation  is  approved  by  the  United  States  Federal  Government  as  a  non-profit charitable  organization  founded  in  2017  to  promote the  cooperation, exchange  and  education  of  theatrical culture.  Lotus  Lee  Foundation  is  based  in  Manhattan,  New  York,  close  to  the  NYC  Theatre  District. 

Lotus  Lee  Foundation  was  founded  to  help  young  playwright  produce  new  works  in  China  and  the  United States,  to  share  their  stories  with  each  otherand  introduce  people  to  stories  outside  their  own  experiences, and  to  involve  the  youth  and  emerging  artists,  particularly  young  Asian  artists.  We  areperfectly  set  up  in New  York  City  and  China  to  help  and  support  young  playwrights  tell  their  stories  and  reach  a  large audience  and  to  create opportunities  for  artists  of  all  disciplines  and  skills  to  become  involved. We  aim  to  continue  bringing  new  works  to  the  stage  in  China  and  the  United States  and  to  share these  works  with  other  countries. 

We  hope  that  through  our  efforts,  we  will  introduce  Broadway  as  a  theatrical  culture  to  Chinese audiences  and  share  the  advanced  drama  production concepts  of  Broadway  to  China's  theatrical  culture practitioners  and  researchers,  for  the  Sino-American  stage  drama  cultural  exchanges  to  build  bridges.

We  are  committed  to  discovering  new  works,  new  voices,  new  stories,  promoting  cultural exchanges  between  China  and  the  United  States,  and  inspiring more  young  people  to  focus  on  drama culture  and  art.  At  the  same  time  for  the  new  drama  field  of  young  drama  culture  and  art  workers,  to provide  asound  platform.  We  also  focus  on  the  application  of  new  visual  technologies  on  the  stage, explore  innovative  visual  artists  and  groups,  and  promote technological  innovations  in  the  theater  arena. 

The submission deadline has been extended to February 28th for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!



The Yvonne Curry Student Collaboration Award is designed to encourage women studying the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
  • When/Where: October 2018 in New York, NY
  • Deadline: February 14, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: *The Coalition will accept only one project from each of the submitting teams.
    * Each submitting team must be comprised of two women from different disciplines. 
    * Each member of the submitting team must be a student enrolled in a Coalition Academic Affiliate.
    *Projects must have taken place within the 2016-2018 time line
  • Categories: A Public Performance can include--but is not limited to--a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: collaborationaward2018@womenartsmediacoalition.org
  • Submission Information

6th Theatre Brut Short-Play Festival
New Jersey Repertory Company invites playwrights to submit plays for its Sixth Theatre Brut Short-Play Festival. The theme is “WHEN THE CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN". 
  • When/Where: September 21-30, 2018 in Long Branch, NJ
  • Deadline: March 15, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Must be previously unpublished. Although previously unproduced work is preferred, you may submit plays that have had no more than one professional production, as long as it was not produced in New Jersey or New York City and is not incumbered. Must be 10-15 minutes in length. Cast should not exceed 4 actors, including any musicians. No doubling - one actor cannot play more than one role. The stage is small, so set requirements must be simple and prop requirements modest. No set or costume changes, please. No consumables other than liquids. No nudity. Only one submission per playwright.
  • Categories: New Short Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: njrep@njrep.org
  • Submission Information

Pend Oreille Players One Act Play Festival
Pend Oreille Players Association, a non-profit community theatre organization, is seeking original one-act plays to be produced at the Pend Oreille Playhouse Community Theatre in Newport, WA. 
  • When/Where: July 2018 in Newport, WA
  • Deadline: March 20, 2018
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: 1. Plays must be no more than 20 minutes in length.
    2. Plays must be the original work of the author, and must not have been previously produced or published  
    3. Plays must be family friendly, no strong language please.
    4. Plays must have small casts (1-6), and simple sets
    5. Submission deadline: March 15, 2018.
    6. Submissions may be paper or electronic
  • Categories: Original One-Act Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: mail@pendoreilleplayers.org 
  • Submission Information

International Short-Play Writing Competition
Editorial DALYA announces its first International Short-Play Writing Competition which aims to encourage authors in the creation of bold and powerful plays in this genre.
  • When/Where: June 13, 2018 in San Fernando, España
  • Deadline: March 31, 2018 
  • Application Fee: 5€
  • Eligibility: There is no age or nationality limits for the entrants. The play must be new, original, unperformed and unpublished previously in any form. The play must cater for a performance time of 10-20 mins. The play can be written in any of the official European languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Russian...) Unlimited entries per author. A short list of 5-10 runner-up plays will be announced. The runner-up plays will be published, at least in the Spanish language.
  • Categories:  New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: editorial@edalya.com 
  • Submission Information


#MeToo Call for Submissions Targeted to Theatre Industry
Twinbiz is calling for submissions of tweets, monologues and scenes on the subject of sexual assault or sexual misconduct within the theater industry.  A reading and talk back will be held on (or about) March 8th in recognition of International Women's Day as a sister-event with two other companies.
  • Deadline: February 16, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Submissions must be timed; up to five minutes in performance length will be accepted. Writers must secure their own director and cast. 
  • Categories: New Work
  • Contact: twinbizny@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Athena Theatre Playwright Submissions
The purpose of The Athena Theatre New Play Development Series is to discover and develop new works that express storytelling in an unconventional way that challenge both the artist as well as the audience to think outside of the box. There is no restriction on content: plays may explore religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, disabilities or any aspect of the human condition.
  • Deadline: 2018
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Please note that at this time we are only considering full length, contemporary plays with a limited cast of characters and a unit set. We prefer plays that are thematically relevant to current times. We seek action-driven pieces that do not rely on overt exposition. We encourage works that welcome open ethnicity casting.
  • Categories: New Contemporary Plays
  • Contact: Veronique@AthenaTheatre.com
  • Submission Information

Statera Foundation- Call for Proposals
The 2018 Statera National Conference (StateraConIII) will feature workshops, breakout sessions, plenaries, and many networking opportunities to further Statera's mission of bridging the gap between passion, preparation, and opportunity for people identifying as female. Statera Foundation holds that gender balance in the theatre means telling stories by and for the full scope of humanity, and is the pathway to a thriving and relevant theatre of the future that benefits us all.
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We invite proposals from theatre professionals of all ages and genders that:
    •    Reflect the diversity of female theatre professionals
    •    Stimulate and provoke discussion about gender parity issues
    •    Engage and support gender allies in the gender parity movement
    •    Target specific sub-groups such as students, new to the industry, mid-career, seasoned professionals
    •    Inspire new paths of personal and creative expression
    •    Explore specific issues important to theatre artists who identify as female
    •    Engage participants in topics regarding work-life-balance, and other issues relating to personal fulfillment
  • Categories: New Proposals
  • Contact: info@staterafoundation.org
  • Submission Information

Shakespeare's New Contemporaries
Shakespeare's New Contemporaries is a groundbreaking, industry-changing undertaking to discover, develop, and produce a new canon of 38 plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare's work. It's an opportunity for playwrights of every gender, race, and creed to partner with Shakespeare. It's our chance to find the next generation of the world's greatest playwrights.
  • Deadline: February 5, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Plays that are inspired by and in conversation with Shakespeare’s works. Plays that embrace Shakespeare’s Staging Conditions -- universal lighting, direct audience address, cast of 10-12, etc. Plays that are unproduced
  • Categories: We will accept applications for companions for 2 - 4 of Shakespeare’s plays during each round of open submissions. Round 1: The Merry Wives of Windsor; Henry IV, Part 1; The Comedy of Errors; and The Winter’s Tale (Applications accepted now through February 15, 2018). Round 2: Othello, Henry IV, Part 2; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; and Cymbeline  (Applications accepted June 1 – August 1, 2018)
  • Contact: anne.morgan@americanshakespearecenter.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: Ongoing
  • 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

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


  • SEEKING diverse, fearless and charismatic NON-UNION actors/performers of all types and ethnicities with excellent rock n roll voices. Strong movement skills and improvisation a plus. Please note: this production of HAIR will include nudity.  
  • Auditions: February 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals and Performances are at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock VT. 
    Rehearsals are April 3rd-April 18th. 
    Performances are April 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, and 28 at 7:30 pm; April 22 and 29 at 4:00 pm; and April 25 at 9:30 am. 
  • Pay: Weekly compensation ($300/week), housing and travel provided.
  • Audition Information

  • Casting "Disgraced," the play by Ayad Akhtar. Synopsis: Set in a spacious apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, this play explores the inner passions and beliefs of five Americans from different cultures. The play explores how the beliefs we learn from infancy are buried inside our adult selves. Ultimately, we are who we are. We can run, but not hide from what we have been taught. We act on our values in spite of ourselves, and when confronted with opposing beliefs, we clash, and that is how wars begin. Intense and mesmerizing, this story doesn’t just unravel; it explodes on the stage. Winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize. Adult themes and language.
  • Auditions: February 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Feb. 12; runs Mar. 2-25 (Thurs.-Sat. eves., Sun. matinees) in Annapolis, MD.
  • Pay: Equity members will be hired under the Equity Special Appearance Agreement, pending Equity approval. Local housing provided for out-of-town actors.
  • Audition Information

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


Assistant Professor
The Theatre School at DePaul University invites applications for a full time, tenure track position in the Theatre Studies department available in the fall of 2018.
  • Position Type: Tenure Track
  • Eligibility: Teaching a range of classes in the BFA Theatre Studies curriculum, advising students, supervising student work on productions, facilitating internship placements, recruiting students and involvement in The Theatre School’s production activities.
  • Application Information

Theatre Sound Engineer
In support the mission of Museum of the Bible, responsible for amplifying, mixing, recording, syncing, and reproducing sounds and effects for World Stage theatrical rehearsals, productions, and events.
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Eligibility: This position will be responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting equipment, checking connections, and coordinating additional audio crew where applicable.
  • Application Information

Props Artisan
Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Props Artisan to join our props shop staff. Our season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shakespeare and Company’s season features 8 shows on four different stages. 
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Ideal applicants will have knowledge of shop tools, paints, sewing, crafts and preferably some carpentry experience. All candidates should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be comfortable working at heights, and ideally have a valid driver’s license. 
  • Application Information

Wardrobe Supervisor
Seeking wardrobe supervisor for Off-Broadway production of a new play called "Imperfect Love" at the Connelly Theater. 2-act show with one intermission. Cast of five actors. Costume designer is Gianni Quaranta.

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


Jane Chambers Playwriting Award
This award is administered by the Women in Theatre Program. The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award recognizes plays and performance texts created by women that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. This annual award is given in memory of lesbian playwright Jane Chambers who, through her plays A Late Snow, Last Summer at Bluefish Cove, My Blue Heaven, Kudzu, and The Quintessential Image, became a major feminist voice in American theatre. The awardee will receive an award of 1k from the WTP Program, and, from ATHE $500 towards travel expenses (reimbursement), in addition to conference registration and two nights in the conference hotel.
  • Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Created by women with a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers
  • Address: 1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252 | St. Paul, MN 55114
  • Contact: jenscottmob@gmail.com
  • 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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