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and WomenArts present

Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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


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The People’s Improv Theatre takes open submissions year round for theatre, stand-up, sketch comedy, performance art, dance, improv troupes etc. 
  • When/Where: New York City
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Must be between 45-75 min
  • Categories: New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy
  • Address: 123 e24th st, New York, NY 10010
  • Contact: info@thepit-nyc.com
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
Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage!  Submit your work to the Summerfest 2020 festival competition. Accepting plays and musicals of all genres between 5-90 minutes in length.  New York Theater Festival has been a haven for playwrights for 17 seasons—Read below to find out why!
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
    Eligibility: Submissions Accepted from a 30-mile radius outside of Manhattan and only run if the entire cast and crew are from New York City. Plays are considered on a first-come first-served basis. The earlier you submit, the better your chances are of having your script invited to the festival.  Each applicant is fully responsible for all elements of their production, including directing, casting, stage-managing. We know exactly what you need to make your show a success and we welcome you into our community of playwrights and theater innovators
  • Categories: Short plays, full length,one act
  • Contact: NYsummerfest@gmail.com


Live & In Color
Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. The winning musical submission will have a two-week workshop this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience. The winning play submission will have a one-week development period this fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a reading for an invited audience.
When/Where: Sept 2020, Salem, CT
  • Deadline: Submissions due March 1st, 2020. Extension of March 7th for Coalition Readers
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
      • The musical must be able to be performed with no more than 8 actors, although preference will be given to smaller casts. 
    • PLAYS
      • The play must be able to be performed with no more than 5 actors. 
  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals
  • Address: Dennis@theatreincolor.org
  • Contact: info@theatreincolor.org
Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project 
The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries.
  • When/Where: 2020, New York
  • Deadline: Writers interested in EST/Sloan Project commissions are invited to learn more at the annual Cultivation Event on Thursday, December 12, 2019 at EST (545 W 52nd Street). The event is free, and any playwright interested in developing a play about science or technology is encouraged to attend for a free-wheeling, far-ranging discussion between scientists and playwrights about science, storytelling, and what makes plays work.Any writer who attends the Cultivation Event will receive a deadline extension of January 2, 2020.
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology.
  • Categories: New Works
  • Address: EST/Sloan Project
    • 549 West 52nd St. 
      New York, NY 10019
  • Contact: sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org
She ATL Summer Theater Festival
The inaugural She ATL Summer Theater Festival is produced by SheNYC Arts, and will accept 3-4 full-length plays and musicals by women-identifying writers who reside in Georgia.                                       
  • Deadline: December 15
  • Application Fee: None
  • Eligibility:You must have a show that is written by a woman-identifying writer or a team that is at least 50% women. It can be a play, musical, one woman show, or an adaptation of an old work. It must be full-length, or a series of short plays by the same author that will fill a full-length slot. At least one of the authors must reside in the state of Georgia.
  • Categories: Full length or series of short plays
  • Contact: info@shenycarts.org
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


Midsummer Night’s Dream
Folger Theatre practices non-traditional casting. We encourage people of every race, ethnicity, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability to audition, EOE.All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.
Folger Theatre, Washington, DC 
Freedom Rider EPA
EPA seeking the following, actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition.
Joan Carter, white female from Compton, Ca. College student
Jennifer Allen – 17, black female from Detroit. High school senior.
Angela – 19, black female from Philadelphia. 
Arizona Broadway Theatre Seeks Performers
Arizona Broadway Theatre will be holding auditions for its current season December 4, 2019 through December 6, 2019.  All auditions are by approved appointment only. Equity and non-Equity performers will be considered for appointments.  
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Story Pirates Administrative Associate
Story Pirates is a media organization that celebrates the words and ideas of young people. It produces one of the top podcasts for families, a live national tour, a series of critically acclaimed books, and education programs in schools in New York and Los Angeles. Story Pirates Changemakers, the non-profit arm of Story Pirates, is dedicated to providing affordable performance in NYC, and arts education programming for children in Title I schools and children and families facing homelessness and the foster care system. 
  • Position Type: Part Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility:  
  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years of experience in arts administration or bookkeeping
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a variety of stakeholders to achieve agreed goals
  • Professional writing skills
  • IT literate with knowledge of Google Drive and Quickbooks Online
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills when working with people from different disciplines and backgrounds
  • Ability to prioritize tasks
  • Goal-oriented and highly motivated
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Outstanding organizational ability
  • The ability to work with maturity and a sense of humor

Production Carpenter Hudson Valley Shakespeare
The Production Carpenter works closely with the Facilities Manager, Props Master and other members of the Production Staff to build, load-in, run, and load-out all three mainstage productions in our 2020 Season.  This position reports to the Director of Production.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility:  
  • Demonstrated skills of theatrical carpentry, welding, rigging, automation, knot-tying, soft goods, scenic props, basic scenic paints. 
  •  Working knowledge of theatrical rigging practices and chain motor rigging 
  • Complete understanding of backstage etiquette. A good working knowledge of technical theatre practices 
  • Valid Drivers’ license and clean DMV record. 
  • This position is physical in nature and required to work outdoors. The ability to climb ladders, lifts, reach above head. Ability to bend, kneel, stoop, push, pull and lift up to 75 pounds and work outside, exposed to the elements. 
  • This Production Carpenter is required to be in residence in the Hudson Valley from May through September.  Housing and transportation are provided. 
An American In Paris Company Manager
Big League Productions Inc., a veteran producer of national and international tours, is seeking an experienced Company Manager for the upcoming tour of An American Paris. The Company Manager will be primary point of contact for all employees traveling with the tour and will be responsible for a variety of tasks in finance, human resources and general administration. 
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: Strong leadership skills, exemplary communicative abilities, positive attitude, and grace under fire are a must. A love for musical theatre is a plus. Those without previous touring & settlement experience need not apply. Salary commensurate with experience.
Signature Theatre Teaching Artist
Signature Theatre is looking for experienced, sensitive and innovative teaching artists for satellite Signature in the Schools workshops in Northern Virginia schools. Teaching artists will use theatrical skills to prepare high school students from a wide variety of classroom settings attending field trip performances of the 2019-20 Signature in the Schools production, which explores what it means to be a citizen and the power of the vote in America.
  • Position Type: Part Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility:  Applicants should have experience teaching theatre and should feel confident in their abilities to teach other subjects (particularly history and sociology) through theatrical skills. We do not expect teaching artists to be experts in the subject matter but teaching artists should feel confident in their ability to learn the subject matter and to teach it effectively. All teaching artists will receive training on subject matter and prepared lesson materials before teaching any workshops.

Associate Director for the Willmar Project
The Neighborhood Theatre Project is seeking a passionate and driven artist to join our team in the role of Associate Director. Seeking candidates that identify as femme, female and/or non-binary, and as a person of color. 
  • Position Type: Part Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: 
    • You are committed to an equitable and inclusive community 
    • You have experience in directing, devising and new work development  
    • You have strong collaboration skills and a passion for collaborating within large groups 
    • You have strong interpersonal skills  
    • You have administrative experience, preferably in an arts-based setting  
    • You have strong planning and organizational skills 
    • You have strong written and oral communication skills  
    • You have a working knowledge of Google Drive 
    • You have a passion for and interest in The Neighborhood Theatre Project’s mission and The Willmar Project production 
NETworks Production Manager
We are looking for a highly efficient and technically skilled Production Manager. The Production Manager will manage 3-4 tours per year, and must have excellent communication skills. The PM is responsible for realizing the vision of the creative team including the Executive Producer, Director, Choreographer, and Designers. The PM hires, manages, and oversees all production staff and production elements for assigned tours. The PM must maintain a high level of artistic integrity while meeting the budget and schedule requirements and ensuring a safe and healthy work environment for all artistic and production personnel. Additionally, the PM collaborates with the Senior Director of Production Management and other Production Department members to develop ongoing training and development systems, as well as department operational procedures and processes. Success in the role requires people skills, the ability to work under pressure and handle multiple projects simultaneously, attention to detail, a deep passion for theatre, and the ability to work independently while communicating effectively within the organization, with creative teams, and partners. 
  • Position Type: Full Time Permanent
  • Eligibility:
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a production manager in a theatrical environment.
  • Must have excellent communication skills and be able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Must be able to collaborate with multiple personalities and types of positions (e.g. Director, Producer, technicians, etc.)
  • Computer proficiency and experience with Word, Excel and Adobe is a must.
  • Understand basic accounting terms and practices. Business math and finance knowledge a plus and proficiency with spreadsheets using complex formulas.
  • Must have experience managing people to obtain desired outcomes using appropriate communication.
  • Extreme attention to detail.
  • Must have experience working with CAD or Vectorworks.
  • Must be familiar with standard office equipment to perform necessary job functions: computer, printer/scanner/fax etc.

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


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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