6/22/2018

Statera Women Are Close to WomenArts Challenge Match!  Please Help Them Over the Top!





Statera Foundation has raised $20,400 towards their $25,000 WomenArts Challenge Grant! Please help them over the top!

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Statera Women Are Close To Challenge Match! 
Only $4,600 Left to Raise! Help them over the top!

Donate to Statera Foundation
As we announced earlier this month, WomenArts has chosen the Statera Foundation  to lead Support Women Artists Now Day/SWAN Day 2019, and we have given them a $25,000 Challenge Grant which they need to match one-to-one.

The Statera team has now raised $20,400 towards the match!  Hurray!  They are getting so close!

Please send them positive energy and help them raise the final $4,600 if you can!

Remember - every dollar you give will be doubled by WomenArts!
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Meet Statera Foundation's Executive Director,
Melinda Pfundstein

Statera Foundation's Executive Director, Melinda Pfundstein, talks about Statera's programs and their excitement about leading SWAN Day in 2019! (2 minutes) 

Executive Director and co-founder of Statera Foundation, Melinda Pfundstein is a director, actor, educator, administrator, advocate for women in the arts, and mother of three young women. She holds an MA in Arts Administration from Southern Utah University, where she also completed her undergraduate work in theatre and dance performance.

Statera Foundation derives its name from the Latin word for balance, and they are focused on increasing opportunities for artists who identify as women.

In addition to hosting two national conferences in their first three years, they have launched a mentorship program for women in theatre, as well as gender equity training programs for theatres and schools. 

Help Statera Make SWAN Day 2019 the Best One Yet!

Please help the Statera team reach their Challenge Grant goal.  Remember - your gifts will be matched one-to-one by WomenArts up to $25,000. Thank you!!
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About SWAN Day 2019

The official date for SWAN Day 2019 is Saturday, March 30, 2019, but please feel free to celebrate any time during during March or April. The spirit of SWAN events is more important than the exact dates.

Are you hosting or organizing a 2019 SWAN Day event? Make sure you submit it to the Statera SWAN Day Calendar!

Do you have questions about SWAN Day? Reach out to Statera Foundation directly at SWANDay@staterafoundation.org.

Recent Posts on the WomenArts Blog 

The WomenArts blog includes articles on a range of topics related to women in the arts, as well as spotlight articles on women arts leaders. Here are the past six posts: 

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6/01/2018

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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY

The Ingenious Grant for Playwriting

Increasing Quality Roles for Young Women 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. To be considered, plays must have a young female protagonist and female characters (ages 18 and under) with speaking roles that go beyond the stereotypical girlfriend, daughter or nerdy best friend roles. Older roles and roles for men are welcome, but the story should have a young female protagonist and female supporting characters. Please note that an abundance of female characters does not necessarily guarantee a female protagonist. For our purposes, the main character should be female and it should be her journey we follow.
Plays can be any genre, but it must be family-friendly or at least rated PG. We’d like to see lady pirates, evildoers, explorers, nerds, adventurers, poets, robots, preachers, goofballs, creatures, etc. a wide array of roles for young women. We will also not turn away a well-made play set in a school.  Musicals will be considered. We are not accepting adaptations or translations at this time. Nuts and Bolts: 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.

Submissions are due June 1, 2018. The winning playwright will be notified September 1, 2018.  Email scripts as a PDF traditional play script formatting and numbered pages. We’d like the first 3 pages to be the following: 1. Contact page with your name, email, address and phone 2. A separate title page 3. A brief synopsis/ character description page. Submissions will be read “blind”; therefore, we ask that identifying information be kept off every page except the first (see above).
Please email scripts to office@townhalltheater.org or mail to The Ingenious Grant P.O. Box 128 Middlebury, VT 05753 Playwrights are invited to be a part of the reading or production process. The extent of the playwright’s involvement will be determined by future funding and availability/ interest on the part of the individual playwright.  

Questions? Contact producer Haley Rice at office@townhalltheater.org

The submission deadline has been extended to July 1st for #StageOpps subscribers! Don't forget to email specialoppscode@gmail.com to get the special code for this month's Special Opportunity!

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Raze the Space
This year’s theme, EXIT STRATEGIES, must be reflected in all work submitted. What does EXIT STRATEGIES mean to you? And how can you use this year’s theme as a springboard into your own creative process?
  • When/Where: August 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA
  • Deadline: June 5, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All entrants must be 18 or over. The window for play submissions will open on May 5, 2018 and close at midnight PST, June 5, 2018. All play submissions must be in Word or PDF format and sent as an email attachment to the following email  address: razethespacetheatre@gmail.com. Include the words ‘Festival Play Submission’ in the subject line of your email. Include a very short cover letter in the main body of your email with name, contact info, and play title. Submissions sent before or after the submission window will not be accepted. Plays must be original English-language work for the stage written by the person making the submission. Plays must not have been published or produced previously.  Plays must be no longer than 10 minutes. Any play that does not meet these guidelines will not be considered. ·         ONE SUBMISSION only per writer, so be sure to send us your best work. The first page of your play must include the play title, writer's name, and contact details including                                email and telephone number. Please number the pages of your Word or PDF play attachment.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: The Mark Taper Auditorium, Central Library, 630 W 5th St, CA 90071
  • Contact: razethespacetheatre@gmail.com 
  • Submission Information

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


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS

A Light in Dark Places- Plays for Hope
You're invited 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.
  • Deadline: June 9, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 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.
  • Categories: 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. 
  • Contact: submit@alightindarkplaces.org 
  • Submission Information

Synergy Theatre Project
Synergy are looking for new plays written by prisoners and ex-prisoners. There are no restrictions on the basis of the content of these plays. You can submit your play by email or by post. It is useful if you are also able to enclose a covering letter telling us a little about yourself and the play.

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

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

ONSTAGE

Twelfth Night
  • Casting "Twelfth Night" by Audrey Rumsby. Production notes: "Seeking actors with strong physical and text skills. All actors will be playing multiple roles in this production."
  • Auditions: June 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals and productions to be held in Mountain View, CA. 
  • Pay: Non-AEA $225/week, AEA MBAT1.
  • Audition Information

Mamma Mia!

  • Casting "Mamma Mia!" at Welk Resort Theatre. Synopsis: Donna, an independent hotelier in the Greek islands, is preparing for her daughter's wedding with the help of two old friends. Meanwhile Sophie, the spirited bride, has a plan. She secretly invites three men from her mother's past in hope of meeting her real father and having him escort her down the aisle on her big day. This jukebox musical comedy utilizes the incredible catalogue of Abba songs.
  • Auditions: July 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin on Aug. 13 at Welk Resort Theatre; performances are Sept. 7- Feb. 24, 2019. Three performances per week through October: Sat. matinee, Sat. evening, Sun. matinee; five performances per week November through February: Thurs. matinee, Thurs. eve., Sat. matinee, Sat. evening, Sun. mat.
  • Pay: Seeking local actors. No housing provided. Actors are paid CA minimum hourly wage (currently $11 per hour) for rehearsals and a show rate of roughly $70 per show. Two Equity contracts for Donna and Sam pending Equity approval (SPT minimum rates apply).
  • Audition Information

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

BACKSTAGE

Technical Theatre Assistant
Eau Claire Children’s Theatre seeking for qualified technical theatre assistant.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Working towards or holding BA/BS in Theatre Arts, Construction Management, Technical Theatre, Scenic/Lighting/Sound Design, Education, or related field • Demonstrated scenic construction or artistic ability • Knowledge of theatrical style, conventions and terminology • Knowledge of stage lighting and sound • Strong oral communication skills • Background in or appreciation of theatre • Demonstrated ability to work with volunteers • Strong organizational skills • Ability to work with minimal supervision PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES AND SAMPLE TASKS • Lead on the completion of scenic requirements for 6 ECCT summer shows • Prepare projects in advance for community volunteers • Assist with lighting and sound projects based on skill level • Opportunities for design projects in scenic, lighting and sound • Design and implement scenic elements for assigned projects • Running crew duties based on skills and interests • Other duties as assigned
  • 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

FUNDING

Translation Projects
Translation Projects enable recipients to translate work from other languages into English. Non-matching grants are for $12,500 or $25,000, depending upon the artistic excellence and merit of the project.
  • Deadline: August 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Through fellowships to published translators, the National Endowment for the Arts supports projects for the translation of specific works of prose, poetry, or drama from other languages into English.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: LitFellowships@arts.gov 
  • 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

RESIDENCIES

ARTerra
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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