#StageOpps #StageOppsMarch18

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Athena Project--located in Denver, Colorado--is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIP Series). This Series will take place in Denver approximately March-April 2019, as part of a larger arts festival celebrating the voices of women artists. Three to four new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, cast and workshop level production during the Festival. A table reading and/or concert reading may also be available. All plays from the PIP Series 2019 will be considered for the mainstage production in September of 2019, decided by a combination of a panel of judges and audience vote. Scripts are being accepted from March 3-April 15, 2018. (Athena Project reserves the right to close submissions before April 15, 2018.) Should submissions close before April 15, #StageOpps readership entries will be honored through April 15.
Full Submission Guidelines and FAQs can be accessed on our website: http://www.athenaprojectarts.org/get-involved/submit/:
1. Playwright must be female or identify as female and may only submit ONE full-length script. 
2. The play must not have ever had a fully mounted production. Prior workshop presentations are accepted, but the script must be a new version since the time of the workshop.
3. Submission must include:
a. Full copy of script (without playwright contact info*)
b. Character breakdown (without playwright contact info*)
c. Short synopsis of script (300 word limit, without playwright contact info*)
d. Resume
e. Cover letter addressing what the playwright would like to accomplish with the workshop presentation and how she heard about the call for submissions 
*Contact info must be listed ONLY on resume and cover letter, not on the script or any other documents (submissions will be read blind). Documents a, b, and c should include the Title of the Play, but no playwright contact information. Contact info improperly listed will be brought to the playwright’s attention and #StageOpps readership entries will be given another chance to submit.
4. Plays submitted without all supporting materials included will be disqualified. Missing materials will be brought to the playwright’s attention and #StageOpps readership entries will be given another chance to submit.
5. We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for rehearsals as needed if selected, and for at least one workshop production performance at their own expense. We will select 3-4 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact rehearsal and performance schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright after all plays are selected.

The submission deadline has been extended past April 15th for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


One Act Play Festival
Since 2006, Artists’ Exchange has hosted the One Act Play Festival (OAPF) for the entertainment and enjoyment of the Cranston community. Short plays are submitted from local, regional, and national playwrights and then selected for performance by a panel of directors/actors. Casts feature community actors of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
  • When/Where: July 26-August 11, 2018 in Cranston, RI
  • Deadline: April 14, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All plays must be received by Saturday, April 14, 2018. Any plays received or postmarked past April 14th will not be accepted for review. Plays will be reviewed and judged by a panel of community directors and actors on their artistic and technical merits, and collectively decided on whether they are “selected for performance” or “not selected.” Total number of selected plays is TBD, based on factors including number of submissions, length of plays, etc.
  • Categories: New One Act Plays
  • Address: 50 Rolfe Square
    Cranston, RI 02910
  • Contact: jessica.chace@artists-exchange.org
  • Submission Information

Fade to Black Festival
Celebrating the new works of African American Playwrights. Fade To Black is Houston's first national play festival to showcase the new works of African American playwrights! 
 Each year we select The plays of ten finalists from around the U.S. and produced them before a live audience. On the last day of the festival, a grand prize winning playwright (chosen by audience votes) will be announced. 
  • When/Where: 2018 in Houston, TX
  • Deadline: April 1, 2018 
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Your play must be an original, not previously produced, unpublished work written by an African American playwright. “Produced” - Your play was marketed for production date(s) by either you (its playwright) or a theatre company and was performed before an audience who purchased tickets to see the event. Staged readings are not considered productions. If your play has only had public or private readings, but has not been produced as a full scale stage performance, you are permitted to submit the play. "Published" - Your play is an officially published work and commands royalties from the producing theater each time it is performed. Submission form must be completed. Your play must be submitted in pdf format. Your play must be between 8-10 minutes long. Generally 8-10 pages of dialogue. Industry standard: 1 page=1 minute). Your play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues. Play must not be a musical. Play must not be written for children or youth. Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black festival seasons. Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.
  • Categories:  New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: submissions@wmgellc.com
  • Submission Information

Clutch Productions New Play Commission
Clutch Productions seeks submissions from emerging female playwrights who are interested in a collaborative, interdisciplinary commission process. In 12 months, Clutch will foster your new, full-length play from blank page to its world premiere on a New York stage. The commissioned play will feature a narrative driven from a woman’s point of view and at least 50% of the roles in each play must be for actors identifying as women.

8x10 TheatreFest
The "final eight" plays for the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest will be performed on the Weathervane stage from July 19 to 22, 2018. Audiences will vote to select the first-, second- and third-place winners of the festival. Audience members will also have the opportunity to help select the 2019 festival's inspirational prop! The Sunday matinee will be followed by a reception and the announcement of the winners.
  • When/Where: July 19-22, 2018 in Akron, OH
  • Deadline: May 4, 2018 
  • Application Fee: $10
  • Eligibility: Each play must include the 2018 prop, a sock monkey. Maximum running time is 10 minutes. Less is fine. Cast maximum is three. Any combo, gender-wise. No characters under the age of sixteen. No one-person plays, no musicals, or children’s plays. Playwrights must be at least 18 years old. Submitted plays must be un-produced anywhere and un-performed outside of readings, workshops, and festivals. Submitted plays may have been entered in other contests. You must be the sole creator(s) of the play and entitled to confer performance rights.
    If chosen as a finalist, you grant performance rights, royalty-free, to Weathervane Playhouse for four performances during the 2018 8x10 TheatreFest.
    The play remains the sole property of the playwright(s)
  • Categories:  New Plays
  • Address: 1301 Weathervane Lane
    Akron, Ohio 44313-5186
  • Contact: sdavis@weathervaneplayhouse.com
  • 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


THML Theatre Company
THML Theatre Company is calling all female identifying playwrights to submit for their 2018-2019 Season. They are looking for plays and musicals for development or full production. Submissions will be accepted through March 18th.
  • Deadline: March 18, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: If selected, playwrights will be responsible for a one time production management fee based upon the needs of their contract with the company. Playwrights' attendance is not required at rehearsals or performances, though attendance is encouraged. 
  • Categories: New Plays and Musicals
  • Contact: thmlsubmissions@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

SWAN Song and Picture Contest
WomenArts is now accepting submissions for our second annual SWAN Day Song Contest!  We are looking for inspiring songs about women that can be sung at SWAN Day events and at other community gatherings. If you have written a great song that fits our guidelines below, please send it in!  The top prize is $1,000, the second prize is $500, and we will create other prizes depending on the entries we receive.   The winning songs will be featured in the WomenArts Blog, newsletters and social media.
  • Deadline: March 12, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Since the goal of Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day is to celebrate the power and diversity of women’s creativity, you will have the best chance of winning the top prize if your song is:
    •    about women artists;  or
    •    about the process of creating art in any medium (music, dance, film, visual arts, etc.); or
    •    about Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day.
    •    We also will consider excellent original songs that directly address women’s issues (such as body image, reproductive rights, or equal pay) or songsabout women addressing important social issues (such as racism, immigration, the environment, or peace).  We occasionally give small awards to songs just because we love them, even if they do not fit our guidelines exactly.  
  • Categories: New Songs and Pictures
  • Contact: (510) 868-5096
  • 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

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


92nd Street Y Summer Season
  • Casting for 92nd Street Y's Summer TYA Season. Note: Seeking strong actors, dancers, and singers with passion for developing new works for young audiences. Performers with interest and ability will also have the opportunity to teach.
  • Auditions: March 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearses nights/weekends in NYC. Note: Daytime teaching opportunities available.
  • Pay: Pays $50-$75 per show. Teaching $500/week.
  • Audition Information

The Glass Menagerie
  • Casting a fresh interpretation of Tennessee Williams' classic work. Production says: "We are looking at this production as if we are workshopping the play for the first time. We are looking to collaborate and see what new takes we can find on this play. However, we will stick to some traditional aspects of how the play is normally done, considering it is a classic. Each actor will need to bring not only strong acting skills, but an innate need to explore the material and passion for working as an ensemble."
  • Auditions: March 2018
  • Production Dates: Auditions and Callbacks are on Sunday, March 3rd at Open Arts Stage in Bordentown, NJ. Auditions will be from 10am to 2pm and callbacks will be from 4:30-7:30. Rehearsals begin promptly after casting in Mercer County, NJ. Performs April 27-29th at Porchlight Studios in Glen Rock, NJ. 
  • Pay: Actors will receive an even split of 20% of all ticket sales. Production states: "We as a company are not providing travel stipends unless under extreme circumstances, so local talent or talent with personal transportation are highly encouraged to apply, though those using public transport should not feel discouraged."
  • 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


The Ingenious Grant for Plawriting
Town Hall Theater is offering a $1,000 prize for a new play with several interesting roles for young women. We want to give young actresses the opportunity to be the heroines or villainesses of a variety of stories. The winning play will receive a staged reading at Town Hall Theater in Middlebury, Vermont with the possibility of a full production in the Fall of 2018.
  • Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Plays should have at least a 50 minute run-time. Submissions may not have had a previous production. Previous staged readings are fine. One submission per playwright, please. International playwrights may apply, but we ask that the script be in English. 
  • Address: The Ingenious Grant
    P.O. Box 128
    Middlebury, VT 05753
  • Contact: office@townhalltheater.org  
  • 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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