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Fresh Fruit Festival

The 18th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival of LGBTQ Arts, held July 6 through 19 at The WILD Project and other Manhattan venues. 
  • Deadline: Monday, February 10th Late Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 10th
  • Application Fee: Free ($35 late fee waved for submissions past Feb 10th)
  • Eligibility: See THIS page 
  • Categories:  Full length plays; One-Act Plays; Choreographed Dance pieces; Thematic new Solo Shows, comedic or Dramas; Musicals; Opera; Cabaret; Unimaginable . . . ? – Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes.
  • Contact: Exec@Freshfruitfestival.com
TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com,


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
NAMT Festival of New Musicals
NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals is the cornerstone of NAMT’s mission to nurture the creation, development and production of new musicals. We present eight musicals in 45-minute presentations before an audience of almost 800 industry professionals. 
  • Deadline: January 3, 2020: Deadline for All Submissions 
  • January 17, 2020: Late Deadline for All Submissions (late fees apply) 
  • Application Fee: Free for the regular deadline, late fee applies to Late Deadline
  • Eligibility: The musical must…
    • 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.
    • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used (music, source material, etc.) in the script.
    • Be ready for readings, workshops and/or productions at the time of submission and available for performance in October 2020 at the Festival.
      The musical cannot…
    • Already be licensed through a professional licensing house.
    • Have been produced on Broadway. [Shows that have had readings, workshops and/or productions (including regional or Off Broadway) are still eligible.]
    • Have already been submitted to the Festival three times. Each show can only be submitted three times for review by the committee.
    • Have been presented as one of our main presentations at a Festival (excludes shows presented as part of our complimentary programming including concerts and showcases).
    • In addition, the writers must be available for the Festival and all rehearsals.
  • Categories: New Musicals
  • Contact: info@namt.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
NY Summerfest 2020 
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
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


Arizona Broadway Theatre Seeking African American Singer/Dancer/Actors
Arizona Broadway Theatre is seeking African American male and female ensemble members for its upcoming production of Chicago.  Rehearsals begin February 24, 2020 and the production runs through April 19, 2020. Must be available for the entire duration of rehearsals and performance dates.
  • Production Dates:  February 24, 2020 through April 19, 2020
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: Yes
Palace Theatre Holding Open Call Auditions
The Palace Theatre in Manchester, New Hampshire will be holding Open Call Auditions in New York City on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday January 14 at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Ave., 17th Floor.
We will be casting the remainder of our season which includes Mamma Mia!, The Bodyguard and Joseph...Dreamcoat. 
Open Call Dance Auditions will be held both days at 10 AM.
Open Call Mover/Singer Auditions will be held both days at 11 AM (Please note Mover/Singers will move first and, if called back, will then sing in the afternoon.)
Callbacks will be determined based upon these Open Call Auditions and will be held both days from 2-5 pm.
Please bring resume/headshot and appropriate dance attire.
The Book of Mormon (Broadway) ECC Female Singers
Seeking performers for future replacements in The Book of Mormon
FEMALE AFRICAN VILLAGERS - Characters are black Africans, early 20s-late 30s. Seeking great comedic actors and great singers who move well.
  • Production Dates:  February 24, 2020 through April 19, 2020
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: $2095 weekly minimum
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Company Manager at Crossroads Theatre Company
Tony Award-winning® African-American Theater seeks an experienced Company Manager to provide administrative support to upcoming world premiere production in April 2020.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary 
  • Eligibility:  Successful candidate thrives in fast-past environment while performing multiple tasks.  Also, working knowledge of Actors' Equity as well as other unions is a must. Fiscal management is required as well -- ADP payroll, Quickbooks.

General Manager at The Growing Studio
The Growing Studio is the largest musical theatre school for post-graduate education, operating studios in New York, London, Paris, and Amsterdam and a base of nearly 4,500 actors in NYC alone. We produce classes, seminars, lectures, and workshops for singers, dancers, and actors, as well as showcases and masterclasses for colleges, universities, and community tour groups. Our faculty and guest artists have included the likes of Joe Mantello, Susan Stroman, Jerry Zaks, Kathleen Marshall, Andy Blankenbuehler, Andrew Lippa, and many more. We recently expanded our studios in midtown Manhattan
  • Position Type: Full Time, Perminant 
  • Eligibility:  A successful candidate will possess:
    • At least 3 years of professional experience, preferably at a general management office or as a general manager in the arts. Experience in arts administration, finance, accounting, or business will also be considered. 
    • A bachelors degree in theatre, business management, production management, or a related field. 
    • experience working with Google Suite and Quickbooks strongly preferred.
    • knowledge of the current events, major players, and general interest in the theatre, TV and film industries. 
Manager of Institutional Giving at TCG
Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the American theatre, seeks a Manager of Institutional Giving for its Institutional Advancement & Partnerships department. This position will join a team that cultivates over $1.5M-$2M+ annually to support TCG’s programs and services that advance the national non-profit theatre sector. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships, the Manager will strategize, cultivate, and manage an ambitious fundraising strategy, with a particular focus on foundation and government support. TCG is a respected national arts service organization that values Artistry, Activism, Diversity, and Global Citizenship. In all of its endeavors, TCG creates a better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility:  This position is multi-faceted, fast-paced, and integral to TCG’s fundraising and advancement efforts. Applicants should exhibit experience with and enthusiasm for writing effective proposals, program evaluation, and budgeting. Familiarity with issues affecting the non-profit theatre community—for both institutions and individual practitioners—is highly desired. Curiosity and the ability to summarize ideas is necessary. The ability to interact with staff at all levels while remaining proactive, resourceful and efficient, with a high level of professionalism and confidentiality is important to the success and growth this role. Additional qualities and experience include: 
    • History of cultivating and managing a portfolio of foundation and government grants (NEA, NYSCA, DCLA); Three or more years of experience in grant writing or a transferable skill with expository writing, communication, and research skills; keen attention to detail, and superior copyediting experience;
    • Ability to inspire respect and trust to mobilize resources; ability to communicate and influence others to move projects forward;
    • Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar CRM database is a plus;
    • An interest in theatre and a sense of humor is strongly preferred.
Program Assistant, Theatre Education
Theater Education at the Kennedy Center encompasses the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) and Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences (KCTYA), as well as audience engagement events, classes and workshops, and other learning opportunities, surrounding theatrical programming within the Education Division and throughout the institution. Theater Education is a team of six, working within the larger Education Division. The Program Assistant position works across programs but sits primarily with KCACTF. All Theater Education team members contribute to the development of new work, collaborate with exciting theatre artists in the field, and foster the next generation of theatre artists and audiences.   As Theater Education is still developing, this position will have a role in envisioning the future of our programs.   
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility: 
    • An undergraduate degree in the theatre arts, arts management, or other related field, or equivalent professional experience.   Preferred: experience in theater education, development of new work, and/or performing arts for young audiences. 
    • Strong communication skills, proficient writing and editing skills, basic accounting skills.    
      Minimum Skills and/or Knowledge Required   
    • . Previous experience in general administrative work; a background in the performing arts is helpful.  Should have a general understanding of the arts administration structure in the world of professional theater and work well with deadlines. 
    • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills; excellent written communication skills.  Must be flexible and possess good organizational skills in order to help facilitate the support needed for the running of the programs. 
    • Computer literacy, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Experience in basic graphic design a plus

Director/ Choreographer at New Paradigm Theatre Company
New Paradigm Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit theatre promoting social responsibility and fostering creative problem solvers, leaders, and global citizens through theatre arts education and productions.  We are interested in submissions for the director/choreographer job in our summer production of FOOTLOOSE.  
Rehearsals begin July 26th with three shows Aug 14/15 in Fairfield CT.  
New Paradigm Theatre is well-known for its multi-cultural productions that reflect the theme of each show by partnering with another local community nonprofit to “share” the stage.  This reflects the organization’s mission to benefit our community through a collective impact initiative.  
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary 
  • Eligibility:  
    • Must be available for: Meetings/updates starting in February TBD (Some on Phone or in person to discuss casting notice/breakdown and staff) 
    • Auditions for adults and youth (probably in May) This is negotiable. 
    • Artistic concept meetings with Artistic director and team starting in April
    • Must be able to work well with children and adults.  
    • Must be able to plan and coordinate rehearsal schedules that start at 12:00-5pm with youth and 6pm-10pm with adults on weekdays.  Weekends run approx 12:00-7pm for adult and youth combined rehearsals. (2nd Monday and 3rd Monday are off) 
    • Must be prepared to work with professional lighting/sound staff and with lighting designer in a dry tech rehearsal (approx 5 hours) with lighting designer prior to the cast tech rehearsal week.  As well as with AEA stage manager. 
    • Should be able to coordinate with stage manager and program director effectively and must be able to submit details on sets, costumes, props and schedules on a timetable set by Artistic Director. 
    • Should be able to come up with a unique vision that ties into our theme and non profit.  
    • PLEASE SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO info@nptheatre.org by Jan 18th.


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


BRIClab Performance Residency
The BRIClab Performance Residency is a commissioning and residency development program for New York City-based performing artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater, and multidisciplinary performance. Free and open exploration and intentional commitment to process—with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers—are at the heart of the BRIClab Performance Residency program. Artists receive stipends and an intensive residency in BRIC's Artist Studio with development time, opportunities for artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances..
  • Deadline: Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Application Fee: $5
  • When: September 2020 through April 2021
  • Eligibility: BRIClab is for Brooklyn or New York City based artists who:
    • Are developing new work in the performing arts that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences.
    • Are exploring their interests and questions with thoughtful processes and can articulate a context for their work.
    • Are excited by the opportunity to share their work with the public and who embrace dialogue with audiences as a meaningful part of their process.
    • Have a performing arts piece that is in the middle of its development (projects that require only actors at a table, or projects that are looking for tech time before a premiere are not the best fit for a BRIClab Performance Residency).
    • Can articulate (for multi-disciplinary work) an understanding or purposeful examination of how the various disciplines will interact and serve the whole.
    • Are at least 18 years of age and not currently in an undergraduate degree program.
    • Have not been granted a BRIClab Performance Residency before. 
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: briclab@bricartsmedia.org 
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.
  1. Deadline: Ongoing
    Application Fee: $25
  2. When: 2-8 weeks
  3. 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.
  4. Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities
    2075 Johnson Rd.
    Carlisle, KY 40311


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