#StageOpps #StageOppsAug18

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Special Opps will continue again in September, but please watch this space (and our website) for upcoming info on Submissions.


Modern Works Festival 
Urbanite Theatre is seeking work from emerging and established female and female-identifying playwrights.
  • When/Where: October 2-14, 2018, Sarasota, FL
  • Deadline: August 12, 2018
  • Application Fee: $20
  • Eligibility: Submissions must be from female or female identifying playwrights. Playwrights must reside in the United States. Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. Approximate running time must be between 60 and 95 minutes with no intermission. No musicals, translations, or adaptations. Plays must require five performers or fewer. Plays must have an equal or greater representation of women, both in quantity and quality of roles. Plays must include a contact page and character breakdown. One submission per playwright. Any plays that do not follow these requirements will be dismissed, and no refund of the entry fee will be given. Submissions will be capped after the first 350 scripts are received.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: modernworks@urbanitetheatre.com 
  • Submission Information

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program
We have been making it possible for anyone with a good play, and for a nominal production fee, to have their play fully produced at Manhattan Repertory Theatre in Midtown Manhattan on West 45th St. We supply the director, the cast, the rehearsal space, set and props, and we bring your play to life in Midtown Manhattan for 2 to 12 performances. 
  • When/Where: 2018 in New York, NY
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We have produced over 25 plays as part of this new Program from playwrights across the country and around the World. Playwright does not need to be in attendance for rehearsals. Any script work can be done by email, Skype or phone. And we supply a video of each performance for future promotion and reference.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: 17 W 45th St #301, New York, NY 10046
  • Contact: manhattanrep@yahoo.com
  • Submission Information

Adirondack Theatre Festival
ATF produces new scripts of the highest caliber throughout each season. To help fulfill this mission, we welcome the opportunity to read submissions from skilled playwrights who feel their work would be a good fit at the Adirondack Theatre Festival.
  • When/Where: 2019 in Adirondacks
  • Deadline: August 15-October 1, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Full PDF version of the script (Word also accepted) •    Brief (3-5 sentence) synopsis of the play. Production history—including any readings, workshop or full productions the play has received thus far. Professional playwright resume or bio
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: Literary@ATFestival.org
  • Submission Information

Humana Festival 
Our current program to identify emerging playwrights is the National Ten-Minute Play Contest. This contest for one-act plays of ten pages or less is open to any and all playwrights. Information about the contest can be found on our website under the section "10-Minute Play Contest." Or, if you prefer, send us your snail mail address and we will be glad to send you a copy of the brochure.

  • When/Where: Ongoing in Louisville, KY
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Although we accept plays throughout the year, we complete most of our reading between April and October, and most playwrights are notified of the status of their submissions in the late summer or fall. The Humana Festival of New American Plays, Actors Theatre of Louisville's main venue for producing new work, is an annual event held in February and March.
  • Categories: Our current program to identify emerging playwrights is the National Ten-Minute Play Contest. This contest for one-act plays of ten pages or less is open to any and all playwrights. 
  • Address: New Play Program Attn: Tanya Palmer Actors Theatre of Louisville 316 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202-4218
  • Contact: boxoffice@actorstheatre.org
  • Submission Information


Edgemar Center for the Arts
Edgemar Center for the Arts, which is a theatre based in Santa Monica, California is currently looking for original content for our 2018 season. We are accepting all types of genres, and specifically looking for material that has not made a LA premiere yet. 
  • Deadline: August 1, 2018
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We ask for a synopsis of the work, full work, bio of author, etc. so we may learn as much possible about the author and work.
  • Categories: New Full-Length and One Act Plays
  • Contact: edgemarliterary@gmail.com
  • Submission Information

Vermont Playwrights Award Seeks Submissions
The Valley Players is now accepting submissions for their 2014 Vermont Playwrights Award. Established in 1982 by the Valley Players, a community theater group in Waitsfield, Vermont, the intent of the award is to promote the theater arts and to encourage and support the creation of original plays by residents of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Deadline: Ongoing, February 1, 2019
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The annual deadline for submission is February 1. Award submissions must be a full-length, non-musical play suitable for production by a community theater company. The contest is open only to residents of Vermont, New Hampshire andMaine. The play must not have been previously published or produced. 
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: Entrants may obtain the rules and entry form from our website or by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to:
    Vermont Playwrights Award
    The Valley Players
    P.O. Box 441
    Waitsfield, VT 05673
  • 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


For Fate Has Chained It So
  • Casting "For Fate Has Chained It So," a workshop reading. Synopsis: As Julian arrives to visit his brilliant physicist friend in a psychiatric hospital in Princeton, NJ, he finds that Richard has stopped speaking. He wheedles it out of him that it is all because of Kurt Gödel, and what this man, considered the greatest logician since Aristotle and the only person that Albert Einstein considers an equal, has proved. But to understand exactly what Kurt Gödel did prove we must delve back over forty years, retracing the story of this motley crew of mathematicians and physicists as they discover the secret of the first atom bomb, struggle with terrible prejudices within the scientific community, and risk madness to discover the mind of god. For Fate Has Chained It So is a full length drama, with a running time of about 90 minutes. The cast includes one woman, 40s, and five men, early 30s to early 70s, with one case of doubling. Actors will be asked to read the play before the workshop, and be prepared to go straight into a recorded reading. The reading will be followed by a discussion. Developmental History: For Fate Has Chained It So (previous title Gödel)was workshopped at Pulse Ensemble Theater in NYC as part of their Writer's Lab from August 2015-November 2015. In March 2018 the play was presented as a staged reading at Theatre For The New City, part of their Scratch Night series.
  • Auditions: August 2018
  • Production Dates: Runs Aug. 8 (2-6 p.m.) at Dixon Place in Bayonne, NJ.
  • Pay: No
  • Audition Information

Dirty Linen

  • Casting "Dirty Linen," a play by Ofem Ajah. Synopsis: A sexy thriller about how far a person will go to be right. Production states: "Three characters, probably about 80 minutes. This play will be double cast so each actor will get six performances and they will be on call for the other six performances in case of illness."
  • Auditions: August 2018
  • Production Dates: Rehearses on weekday afternoons (2-5:30 p.m.) and Saturday morning/afternoons, dates TBD. Performs Sept. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, and Oct. 4-6 at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre in NYC.
  • Pay: No 
  • Audition Information

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


Costume Shop Manager
Kean University and Premiere Stages are seeking a Costume Shop Manager. Under the supervision of the Kean Theatre Conservatory Costume Designer, assist with the build of all productions and oversee costume shop producing 4 productions for the Department of Theatre and 2-3 productions for Premiere Stages, the Equity theatre on campus. We have a small staff and this is a hands-on position; a strong costume technician is required.
  • Position Type: Contract
  • Eligibility: Actively participate in the cutting, draping, stitching, pulling, fitting and strike of costume elements and for 7 shows on 3 stages within budgets and deadlines. Coordinate fittings and production workflow. Assist in the training of student staff/crews as needed. Supervise costume shop student staff/crews, occasional over hire, and summer intern. Care, laundering, and maintenance of show clothes, wigs, costume accessories, quick changes. Maintain shop inventory of costumes, supplies, fabrics, etc. and coordinate loans and rentals. Manage costume shop equipment, repairs, and maintenance. Supplemental costume design work may also be offered, but is not guaranteed. Attend production and planning meetings as needed. Assist with University functions and special events as needed.
  • Application Information

Technical Director
A key position at Ensemble Theatre Company, the Technical Director (TD) manages all the Scenic elements related to company productions and events. The TD position should be held by an individual who has extensive understanding of theater drafting, mechanical and electrical engineering, welding and great organizational skills. The TD also acts as Shop Foreman for the scenic shop facility and supervises training and scheduling of all over-hires for all fabrication and installation requirements. The TD requests bids and purchases materials in consultation with the Production Manager, creates construction drawings in consultation with the Scenic Designer, Production Manager, and Director. The TD optimizes scenic department workflow, ensures facilities and equipment are in excellent operating order, and guarantees that material resources are available on a timely basis. The TD works closely with the Scenic Designer and other creatives to make certain that designs are realized in a timely and cost-effective basis. Flexibility and positivity are key
  • Position Type: Full-Time
  • Eligibility: Coordinates with Production Management to assure that each production is installed on time and within budget. • Collaborates closely with Production Manager, Master Electrician, Scenic Artist, Props Master for safe, cost-efficient and timely construction, load-in, and strike of each production. • Monitors other department heads to ensure scheduling of stage time, needs concerning construction, and modifications needed to help any other department. • Coordinates maintenance of scene shop and some theatre facility as required. • Ensures that all shop personnel are trained in the proper use and maintenance of all power tools and mechanics necessary for daily use in the shop. • Oversees the Inventory and maintenance of all stock scenery, soft goods, and saved scenic units. • Ensures inventory of construction materials, hardware, and expendables needed for each production as well as yearly upkeep for the scene shop. • Respond in a timely manner to all e-mails and phone calls requiring technical assistance. • Basic understanding of Lighting, Sound and Projection requirements. • Engineer and develop any mechanical and/or automated scenic elements for ETC stage productions or outside builds as required.
  • 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


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

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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