#StageOpps #StageOppsNov19

and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


Check back next month for more Special Opps!


Premiere Play Festival
We strive to facilitate relationships between writers and theater professionals who we think will respond to their work, in hopes that plays developed at Premiere will go on to subsequent productions. We offer Play Festival writers we produce the option to retain the coveted “World Premiere” brand on their plays. Additionally, Premiere’s productions are consistently reviewed, scouted by major publishing houses, and honored by the American Theatre Critics Association.
  • Where/When: March 2020
  • Deadline: December 1st, 11:59pm
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: -Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
    -Plays must be unpublished and un-produced (readings and workshops are okay), with no productions or publication currently scheduled.
    -Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
    -Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows are not eligible.
    -Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
    -Please contact Premiere Stages to inquire about submitting a script that has been previously submitted.
    -Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see 2020 schedule).
    -Submissions are accepted September 1, 2019 through 11:59 p.m. on December 1, 2019. Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
  • Categories: Full Length, Small Cast
VLT’s 2020 Annual New Works Competition
Win the chance to get your play produced by LVLT this season! Accepting submissions until December 31st, 2019
  • When/Where: 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Deadline: December 31, 2019
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 1. All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.
    2. Plays must have no more than 8 actors– doubling characters is allowed
    3. The set must be simple or representational.
    4. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.
    5. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.
    6. Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.
    7. Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black Box in May plus $150
    2nd prize = $75
    3rd prize = $50
    8. Contestants must sign a release form (application) to authorize production
    9. Scripts cannot be returned
    10. Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.
  • Categories: New Works
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: info@LVLT.org
Freshwater Theatre
Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
    Eligibility: While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future.
    We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.
  • Categories: New Plays
  • Contact: info@freshwatertheatre.com


Sundog Theatre’s  Scenes From The Staten Island Ferry 2020
Sundog Theatre’s 18th annual presentation of new and original one-act plays about our favorite boats, the Staten Island Ferries. 
  • When:Presentations will take place Feburary/March of 2020
  • Deadline: Postmarked by Dec 31st 2019; No Electronic Submissions accepted
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Original plays not previously produced or published, with a signed note affirming it. 
    • 10-30 minutes in length and set on the Staten Island Ferry. 
    • Set in contemporary period. Priority is given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered.
    • No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, limited/easily accessible props, and no special sound/lighting.
    • Avoid overt/unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.
    • No musicals, long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse.
    • Humor is appreciated.
  • Categories: One-Act Plays
  • Address:Sundog Theatre “Scenes 2020” PO Box 183 Staten Island, NY 10301
  • Contact: ferry@sundogtheatre.org Susan Fenley, Producer
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
Playwrights Horizons
Playwrights Horizons accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by living American writers. As a writers’ theater who believes there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to as wide a range of plays — and approaches to playwriting — as possible. We are looking for idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We don't consider synopses and dialogue samples and will not respond to them. We also don't accept unsolicited scripts via email.
    Due to the small size of our staff and the sheer number of scripts we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every play, or to offer feedback. If we’re interested in pursuing a conversation about your play after reading it, you’ll hear from us in about six months.
    Play submissions should be sent in care of the Literary Office. Musical submissions (script and CD) should be sent to the attention of Kent Nicholson, Musical Theater Producing Associate.
  • Categories: New Works
  • Contact: Playwrights Horizons
    416 West 42 Street
    New York, NY 10036
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


A Charlie Brown Christmas
For the 4th year in a row, Secret Theatre Musicals is bringing back the holiday favorite A Charlie Brown Christmas.    This iconic holiday favorite is based on the cartoon and feature's Vince Guaraldi's jazz-tinged score and of course 'Christmas Time is Here'. 
  • Auditions: Nov 4th from 6 pm by appointment with possible callbacks on Nov 5th
  • Production Dates: December 19, 2019 - January 4, 2020
  • Pay: Yes
Test Match 
Yale Repertory Theatre and Drama Productions Inc. is seeking performers for AEA production of Kate Attwell’s Test Match
  • Auditions: Online Submissions
  • Production Dates: First rehearsal: March 16, 2020 /Opening: April 30, 2020 / Closing: May 16, 2020
  • Pay: LORT D ($717- $1,325)

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


Wardrobe Supervisor
We are looking for a Wardrobe Supervisor to join the Metropolitan Opera’s wardrobe team, which helps to bring our opera productions to life.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility: 
    • has substantial dressing experience
    • has prior experience supervising personnel, preferably in a union environment
    • is an excellent written and verbal communicator and is technologically proficient
    • consistently demonstrates poise and professionalism, even in fast-paced, high-pressure situations
    • is able to work successfully with a variety of performers, crew members and personality types
    • will champion the Met’s goal to foster a safe, respectful, and supportive working environment
Director Of Marketing 
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the not-for-profit professional theatre, seeks a dynamic and entrepreneurial full-time Director of Marketing (DOM). The DOM is responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing plan that advances TCG’s mission to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Working with a portfolio that includes individual membership, events, and publishing, the DOM will raise the valuation of TCG’s programs within the theatre field while championing the not-for-profit theatre to our broader culture.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility: 
    • A minimum of 5 years of managerial experience developing and implementing marketing plans with high return on impact.
    • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, and experience in the design and execution of marketing plans, as well as organizational branding.
    • Demonstrated successful experience copywriting/editing marketing collateral and pitching marketing presentations.
    • Experience developing and managing budgets; and hiring, training, developing, supervising, and appraising personnel.
    • Experience overseeing the design and production of print and digital materials.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills, and a collaborative working style.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time.
    • Knowledge of and interest in theatre sector a plus.

Music Director for Bare: A Pop Opera
The Barnstormers at Johns Hopkins University are looking to hire a Music Director for their Spring 2020 production of Bare: A Pop Opera. This entirely student-run theatre group will perform the show in Swirnow Theater, a state-of-the-art black box space on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. 
Cape Playhouse 2020 Production Positions
The historic Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA -"the theatre where Broadway goes to summer"- is accepting resumes for the following positions for it's 2020 Summer Season: 
  • Production Manager
  • Technical Director 
  • Associate Company Manager
  • Wardrobe Supervisor
  • Master Electrician
  • Electrician
  • Carpenter
  • Sound Engineer/Designer
  • Props Master/Designer
  • Props/Carpentry Artisan
  • Scenic Charge
  • Director of Education
  • Type: Full Time, Temporary (May-September 2020)
Special Events Assistant
Carnegie Hall is seeking a Special Events Assistant who will assist in fundraising, event planning, and implementation for approximately four major fundraisers annually in Carnegie Hall’s season, as well as providing essential administrative support for the Special Events department.
  • Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility:
  •  Bachelor's Degree 
  • 1 year of internship or professional experience in fundraising, preferably in events and/or non-profit 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, understand how to prioritize workload, and be detailed-oriented in a fast-paced work environment
  • Strong writing, editing, and interpersonal communications 
  • Computer and database skills needed including mail merges in Microsoft Word and familiarity in Microsoft Excel. Knowledge of non-profit software a plus (such as Tessitura or Raiser’s Edge) 

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists
The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.
  • Deadline: November 29, 2019
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
  • Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
  • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.
  • Address: N/A
SubletSeries@HERE Program
This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address: HERE 145 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013
  • Contact: 212.647.0202
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


Emerging Writers Group at the Public
Writers are selected bi-annually and receive a two-year fellowship at The Public which includes a stipend ($7,500). Staged readings of works by Emerging Writers Group members are presented in the Spotlight Series at The Public. The playwrights also participate in a bi-weekly writers group led by The Public’s New Work department and master classes led by established playwrights. Additionally, they have a chance to observe rehearsals for productions at The Public, receive career development advice from mid-career and established writers, and receive artistic and professional support from the literary department and Public artistic staff
  • Deadline: November 29th, 2019 
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 2020-2021
  • Eligibility: Must live within 90 minutes of The Public Theater, you cannot be a full-time student, cannot be enrolled in any playwriting courses, and cannot be professionally represented for playwriting. 
Waterman’s Community Center Residency for Female playwrights 2020
Accepted playwrights will spend 10 days on North Haven in February, March or April with the goal of working on new or in-progress writing projects. In addition, the playwright will collaborate with Waterman’s staff to plan one interactive community event during their residency.
  • Deadline: November 30th, 2019
  • Application Fee: $25
  • When: February- April 2020
  • Eligibility:
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Open to womxn only
  • Address: Waterman’s Community Center PO Box 526 North Haven ME 04853
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council  SU-CASA
 SU-CASA is a community arts engagement program that places artists in-residence at senior centers across Manhattan. Selected artists receive a stipend in exchange for the creation and delivery of arts programming for seniors.  A collaborative effort to enhance the well-being of older adults through arts-based activities, SU-CASA is a partnership between New York City Council, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), Department for the Aging (DFTA), and arts councils in the five boroughs.
  • Deadline: November 21st at 5pm
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: January - June 2020
  • Eligibility:
    • must be based in Manhattan
    • May not apply or receive funds on behalf of a non-profit organization or for-profit entity
    • Must be 18 years or age or older 
    • Cannot be currently enrolled full-time in a degree-granting institution 
    • Artists may only apply to one local arts council for consideration in one borogh. Applicants who submit to multiple will be disqualified 
  • Address: 125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Fl, New York, Ny 10038
  • Contact: info@lmcc.net
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
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


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