#StageOpps #StageOppsApril18

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre - Los Angeles... Invites you to submit a short-form play to be included in A Light in Dark Places: A Collection of Plays for Hope in accordance with National Suicide Prevention Week Selected plays will receive a six-performance run and a $50 prize Performances will be the weekends of Sept. 7th-9th & Sept. 14th-16th at the Stella Adler Academy of Acting & Theatre - Los Angeles in Hollywood The plays are to explore the theme of Suicide Prevention with a focus on the experience of living with mental health conditions, the after-effects of suicide on those left behind, and resources for those in need.

These suggestions are in no way meant to hinder the playwright’s creative process and the story that he/she would like to tell. However, please keep in mind that we are a play festival that seeks to bring understanding, awareness, and hope to those struggling. Please see the accompanying .pdf produced by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, which will provide some guidance on how these issues may best be safely addressed. Up to six plays will be selected from the submissions. Selections will be announced on or around June 22nd, directors will then be assigned, and casting will commence in August. A four-week rehearsal period is anticipated.

To apply, playwrights must submit an original 5 to 15 page, double-spaced script (previously produced scripts are not eligible) via email to: submit@alightindarkplaces.org. Applications must be received by 11:59PM PST, Saturday, June 9th, 2018. The script must have the playwright’s name, email, address and phone number at the top of the first page of the script and include a detailed cast breakdown. All pages must be numbered.

For further information on A Light in Dark Places, please visit www.alightindarkplaces.org or check out the blog written by producer Kelly O’Malley for the AFSP (https://afsp.org/creating-light-dark-places/).

For further information on the subject of Suicide Awareness and Prevention, please visit: https://afsp.org (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

The submission deadline has been extended to June 12th for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!


North Park Playwright Festival
Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays.  In support of this goal we have produced the North Park Playwright Festival each October.  The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world.  Over the past twelve years more than 440 new plays have been produced.  We encourage new directors and actors to become involved in theater through the festival as well.  Through the North Park Playwright Festival over ninety playwrights, directors, and actors each year are able to showcase their talents.
  • When/Where: October 2018 in San Diego, CA
  • Deadline: June 30, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 1. Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people. Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival. We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival. We don't have space for large casts. 2. We request new work. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places. Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time. 3. We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work. 4. Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival. It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense. The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them. 5. Most subject matter is OK. We don't do nudity or off color humor. 6. We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater. Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director. We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email. Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive. Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form. There is no charge to enter. 7. Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2018. Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs. We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays. 8. Send only one script. Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.
  • Categories: New Short Plays
  • Address: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn. Summer Golden, Artistic Director
  • Contact: 6193689426
  • Submission Information

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

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 Annual New Works Playwriting Competition
The NewWorks@TheWorks Playwriting Competition provides an outlet for playwrights to showcase their work and have a chance to see their play produced on a professional level. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings.
  • Deadline: May 30, 2018
  • Application Fee: $10-$15
  • Eligibility: The submission must be written in the English Language. The submission must be an original, full-length play or musical that is unpublished.  The play may be a One-Act as long as it reads longer than an hour. The submission must begin with a title page that includes the work’s name and the playwright’s name, address, telephone number, and email. Also, include a character list and scene breakdown if applicable. NOTE* If submitting a musical please, include a score and demo.  You may submit score and demo via email.  Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted. A play that is scheduled for a professional production at the time of submission will also not be accepted. The manuscript must be easy to read. It must be typed in no less that 12-point type and page numbered. The cast for the play or musical must be limited to no more than 10. The script may have more than one author. Also, the playwright(s) may include a brief biography, but it is not necessary. Each playwright is limited to one submission per year. There will be no revisions accepted once a script has been submitted. Revised plays that have been previously submitted to the competition may be submitted again. There will be no written or oral critique given on scripts submitted. We will notify the playwrights whose plays have been selected for readings. The six plays selected for readings will be announced on our website. Please send the manuscript to Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104. In order to qualify for the 2018 – 2019 competition, the script must be submitted no earlier than January 1, 2018 and must be post marked no later than May 30, 2018. Please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for receipt of the manuscript to be acknowledged. Also include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for the play to be returned, should it not be selected for the competition. Any play without a self-addressed, stamped envelope will be recycled if not selected for the competition. Do not send the only copy of a manuscript. All scripts will be handled with care, but Playhouse on the Square will not be responsible for any loss or damage to your manuscript. The fee is $10 for Dramatists Guild Members and $15 for non-members.  Checks should be payable to Playhouse on the Square and should be included with the submission. 
  • Categories: New Plays 
  • Contact: jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org
  • Submission Information

Panglossian Productions
What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussion/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: literary@panglossian.org
  • Submission Information

Off-Broadway Event Seeking Monologues
We’re looking for writers in the Tri-state area to submit 3-5 minute monologues about a secret they’ve always wanted to tell. We want a variety of writers (comedy, emotional, dark...) The more “feels” the better.
Acadiana Repertory Theatre 2019 Season
The Acadiana Repertory Theatre is committed to serve playwrights as a place where they feel they can develop work with a company that has a desire to help in the growth of both the playwright and the play. We strive to create a safe, creative, open environment for our playwrights and, using our own experience, along with the experiences of some of our friends from across the country, we seek to help playwrights create and develop shows that have the best chance of a long life of production. Please note: If your play is produced by Acadiana Rep and you desire to come down during the rehearsal process or for the production, playwrights are responsible for incurring travel costs.
  • Deadline: April 14, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Should be full length. Should be no longer than 90 minutes, though exceptions are occasionally made. Should be actor/story forward. Have minimal technical and set requirements. Have a cast not exceeding 10. Should have limited to no production history and should not be published. Should be submitted in PDF format. Electronic submissions only. 
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: submissions@acadianarep.org
  • 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: April 30, 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


Sesame Street Live!
  • Casting male and female singers, actors, dancers, character performers, and puppeteers for new and existing touring stage shows (with various touring schedules) of "Sesame Street Live!"
  • Auditions: April 2018
  • Production Dates: Some contracts begin in May 2018, some begin in September 2018. Rehearses in Florida. Tour runs anywhere from six to twelve months. 
  • Pay: $1000/wk. for singers who move well. Pays: $800/wk. for dancers, characters, and puppeteers. All contracts include health benefits, as well as domestic and international travel.
  • Audition Information

The American Mime Theatre

  • Seeking one woman, an actress with strong movement background or a dancer to be trained free as a Company Trainee and to be cast in roles of the Repertory of plays. Our performing art is known as "American Mime" (good acting skills with motivated movement from your own feelings in high form). The process will energize your creative life and produce performing skills needs for today's ever changing theater forms. An opportunity for a performing artist that will challenge your motivation to achieve proficiency. Must be available immediately. 
  • Auditions: April 2018
  • Production Dates: Must be available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays @ 5:30-7:30pm at our studio in NYC and for scheduled performances.
  • Pay: Monthly Stipend
  • Audition Information

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


Set/Props Coordinator
Seeking a Set/Props Coordinator for a play (Cold Rain) that is being produced as part of D.C. Capital Fringe 2018. This is not a design position. There is a production meeting scheduled for Saturday, April 21st where a punch list of furniture and props will be finalized for pulling.
  • Position Type: Part Time
  • Eligibility: The total budget for this project/position is $1300. Experience in pulling/procuring furniture and props in a theater setting is a must.
  • Application Information

Sound Engineer
The Heritage Theatre Festival is accepting applications in the following departments for its 2018 Summer Season. 
  • Position Type: Part-Time
  • Eligibility: Requires experience mixing live shows with high channel count
  • 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 Relentless Award
The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffmanand his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play.

  • Deadline: May 14, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Play must be unproduced. Authors must have either United States citizenship, possess a green card, or currently reside in the United States and have lived here for at least four years. Plays with a producer, producing organization, or theater attached for future production are not eligible. One-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible. The author must be at least 21 years old.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: N/A 
  • 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 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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