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Athena Project - Plays in Progress Series
Athena Project--located in Denver, Colorado--is proud to announce the call for submissions for its Plays In Progress Series (PIPS). Three to six new plays will be selected based on a blind submission process and given a dramaturg, director, and cast for presentation. 
This PIP Series is an opportunity for new plays to be developed in the model of a Table Reading which includes approximately 3-5 hours of video conference time with the dramaturg, director, and playwright and 1.5 hours of readthrough/rehearsal before performance. 
The dramaturg will moderate a talkback following the public performance. Over the course of approximately April and May 2021, conferences will take place with rehearsal and presentation to take place in early June in Denver at a location to be determined. Scripts are accepted from March 1 - April 15, 2020.  
  • Deadline: April 15th, 2020, midnight
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: September 2020-February 2022
  • Eligibility:
    • Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only ONE full-length script. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.
      • *At Athena Project, we believe that “woman” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that “woman” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals.
    • Previously unproduced plays only. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised for the playwright to get the most from this opportunity.
    • Submission must include:
      • BLIND script in PDF format - PAGE ONE of PDF script MUST have TITLE, CHARACTER BREAKDOWN & SYNOPSIS of script, 200 word limit (This PDF must contain NO playwright contact info**).
      • Resume in PDF format **Contact information must be listed ONLY on resume and submission form, not on the script, the first page of which will be its title, a character breakdown and a short synopsis (submissions will be read blind). 
    • Plays submitted without supporting material will be disqualified. Presently, we cannot accept musicals.
    • We recommend the playwright be able to travel to the area for the performance weekend at her own expense. We will select 3-6 playwrights to participate in the PIP Series and hope to strike a balance between local and national work. Exact schedules will be worked out with the director, dramaturg, and playwright. See timeline below. Travel stipends are offered. 
  • Categories: New Works, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: literarymanager@athenaprojectarts.org
    • The Athena Project
      1525 Raleigh St 5th floor
      Denver, CO 80204
TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com,


The Actor’s Fund
To help our community manage during this public health crisis The Actors Fund has partnered with several industry organizations to provide emergency financial assistance to those who have immediate financial needs. Please note, while some of the funds are for members of entertainment unions, you do not need to be a union member to receive help from The Actors Fund. Please know that we are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests and ask for your patience during this time.
Emergency financial assistance is available for people who are unable to pay their basic living expenses (food/housing/health care) over the next two months. We ask that if you have the resources to cover that period, please wait to apply. These are unprecedented times and we all must steward our resources very carefully.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Based on current financial need (inability to pay next two month’s bills)
    • A minimum of five years of recent entertainment industry employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000 (please note that income from teaching does not qualify)
    • Eligibility requirements for dancers—three years of recent dance earnings of at least $2,000 a year
  • Address:  
    • The Actor’s Fund National Headquarters
      729 7th Ave 10th floor
      New York, NY 10019
  • Contact:
    • New York City: 800.221.7303
    • Chicago: 312.372.0989
    • Los Angeles: 888.825.0911
Indie Theater Fund Covid-19 Emergency Grant
The Indie Theater Fund is offering unrestricted rapid relief grants to indie theater companies and individual artists in need due to the financial strain of closings etc related to Covid-19. We will be offering grants of up to $500 on an on-going basis until our funds run out. The more we raise in our campaign, the more we will be able to provide as we are allocating 100% to these grants and our community resource efforts. Please share the Facebook campaign far and wide. We are prioritizing companies and artists with budgets less than $250,000. We will be reviewing on a first come first serve basis and will do our best to turn these around quickly.
You will be asked to give a short report about the use of funds. And you may be asked for a quote or testimonial on the impact of the grant.
As you know information is changing on an hourly basis. We will be responsive to those changes and will communicate with you throughout. If you have any questions please email info@indietheaterfund.org.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All independent theatre companies affected by the COVID-19 crisis are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:  
    • The Indie Theater Fund
      2348 Crescent Street 2nd Floor
      Astoria, New York, NY 11105
  • Contact: info@indietheaterfund.org
Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund
The Arts and Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund is intended to help those pursuing careers as artists or arts administrators whose income has been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund is for those who self-identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color). If you fit this description and you are in need of short-term, immediate financial assistance – we would like to help.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All BIPOC artists who need financial assistance during this crisis are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:  N/A
  • Contact: info@aacdmv.org
The Bret Adams & Paul Reisch Foundation Emergency Grant
Playwrights, composers, librettists and lyricists who have had a full professional show cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to COVID-19 are eligible for a $2,500 emergency grant.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: A playwright, composer, lyricist, or librettist who has had a full professional production (defined for these purposes as a LORT, Off-Broadway, or Broadway full production, not a reading or workshop) of which you are a writer that was cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.
  • Address:  N/A
  • Contact: kate@bretnpaulfoundation.org
DGF Emergency Grant for Writers
DGF is processing Emergency Grants based on severity of need, especially as it relates to COVID-19. DGF is sensitive to the inherent economic challenges that will arise in relation to CDC recommendations for social distancing.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All writers in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Claire Hackett
      Dramatists Guild Foundation
      417 Myrtle Ave Suite 34
      Brooklyn, NY 11205
  • Contact: applications@dgf.org
Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers & Tip-Based Workers
Glad Day Bookshop has set up an emergency fund to help LGBTQ2S artists, performers & tip-based workers. This fund is not meant to help people recover lost income.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All LBBTQ2S artists, performers, & tip-based workers are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Glad Day Bookshop
      499 Church Street
      Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Contact: michael@gladday.ca
Foundations for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grants
Created in 1993 to further FCA's mission to encourage, sponsor, and promote work of a contemporary, experimental nature, Emergency Grants provide urgent funding for visual and performing artists.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All artists in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Foundation for Contemporary Arts
      820 Greenwich Street
      New York, NY 10014
  • Contact: info@contemporary-arts.org
League of Professional Theatre Women Emergency Loan Fund
The League of Professional Theatre Women is offering full members of the League, in good standing, access to an emergency loan fund.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Full members of the League who are in good standing and are in financial need.
  • Address:
    • League of Professional Theatre Women
      520 8th Avenue 24th Floor
      New York, NY 10018
  • Contact: 888.297.3117 x1
Musicians Foundation
The Musicians Foundation provides grants to U.S. musicians in any genre in a time of acute need due to personal, medical, dental, or family crisis, natural disaster, or other emergency situation.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All musicians in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • Musicians Foundation
      875 Sixth Avenue Suite 2303
      New York, New York 10001
  • Contact: info@musiciansfoundation.org
NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund was created to aid nonprofit service providers struggling with the health and economic effects of the coronavirus. It will give grants and loans to NYC-based nonprofits that are trying to meet the new and urgent needs that are hitting the city. Priority will be given to nonprofits addressing essential healthcare and food insecurity as well as arts and culture.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All nonprofit service providers in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • The New York Community Trust
      909 Third Avenue 22nd Floor
      New York, NY 10022
  • Contact: rps@nyct-cfi.org
NYC Employee Retention Grant
To help small businesses deal with the impact of COVID-19, the City has launched the Employee Retention Grant Program to help retain employees as businesses face decreased revenue. This program is available to New York City businesses with one to four employees that can demonstrate at least a 25% decrease in revenue as a result of COVID-19. Eligible businesses will receive a grant covering up to 40% of their payroll for two months. Businesses can access up to $27,000.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Must have their business located within the five boroughs of New York City.
    • Demonstrate that the COVID-19 outbreak caused at least a 25% decrease in revenue.
    • Employ 1-4 employees in total across all locations. 
    • Have been in operation for at least 6 months.
    • Have no outstanding tax liens or legal judgements.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: https://www1.nyc.gov/nycbusiness/contactus
Rauschenberg Emergency Grants
Expected to roll out in late May or early June, these will provide visual artists, media artists, and choreographers up to $5,000 worth of assistance for medical emergencies. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: 
    • Artists must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
    • Applicants must demonstrate current and ongoing activity in artistic discipline/s.
    • Applicants cannot be enrolled in any degree-seeking program.
  • Address:
    • The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
      381 Lafayette Street
      New York, NY 10003
  • Contact: emergencyfunds@nyfa.org
SAG-AFTRA Disaster Relief Fund & SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation and the SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) have a COVID-19 Disaster Fund to provide urgent financial support to SAG-AFTRA members and families affected by this global pandemic.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All SAG-AFTRA members in need are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: https://sagaftra.foundation/emergency-assistance-contact/


The PIT Loft - Summer Series
The People’s Improv Theatre (The PIT) is looking for projects for The PIT Loft Summer Series. Plays, musicals, solo performance, etc. - projects both finalized and in-progress encouraged to submit! No idea or concept too big or too small.
  • Deadline: Rolling
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Projects are ideally under 90 minutes in length. Exceptions can be made at the discretion of the Artistic Team.   
    • Projects are ideally without major scenic or storage requirements.  
    • Projects will perform within The PIT Loft's repertory schedule.   
    • Projects are ideally low tech. The PIT does have repertory lighting, sound equipment, and projection capability in all of our spaces.   
    • Artists are ideally located in NYC.   
    • The PIT provides the space; artist supplies any production cost. Productions can be Equity or Non-Equity; Artist must apply to AEA for appropriate permissions.  
  • Categories:  New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: info@thepit-nyc.com
International Human Rights Art Festival
New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF) and Wild Project Theater have issued a call for proposals for the fourth annual International Human Rights Art Festival, December 7th-13th, 2020 at the Wild Project.
  • Deadline: July 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: We are looking for performance pieces in all media by NYC-based artists, which are built around a social concern.  We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability and engagement; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval.  We believe that words spoken from the heart enter the heart, while words spoken from the mouth or out of anger or frustration, never get past the ears.
  • Categories:  New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: humanrightsartfestival@gmail.com
Rogue Theater Festival
Submissions are STILL open for the second annual Rogue Theater Festival in NYC. Rogue is looking for new works by emerging writers and artists. Our festival will be held from August 20th-23rd, with tech rehearsals held from August 17th-20th.
We encourage anyone who feels they have something to say to submit their piece to the festival. Rogue believes in equal opportunity for all.
  • Deadline: May 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: $100
  • Eligibility:
    • Projects are 10 minutes to 1 hour long with no intermission.
    • It may be a play, musical, comedy/clowning, one person or dance based show. If you have something else we’d be thrilled to hear from you too!
    • It must be an original work but having been performed before is fine.
    • Shows from 10-30 minutes long must sell 15 Tickets at $15 each per show. Shows from 30-60 minutes long must sell 20 tickets at $20 each per show. You keep 25% of all box office sales from your individual show. If the required amount of tickets are not sold the producer must buyout the remaining tickets.
    • Artists are ideally located in NYC. 
  • Categories:  New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: roguetheaterfestival@gmail.com
Jamaica Center For Arts & Learning
The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) invites NYC-based dance companies and choreographers to apply via open call for the 11th Annual Making Moves Dance Festival 2020 ~ Switchin’ It Up (MMDF2020). MMDF2020 offers paid performance opportunities for 11 choreographers on both the indoor and outdoor stages of the Jamaica Performing Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 and Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, with an Outdoor Kickoff Party on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020. MMDF2020 will not only showcase new, emerging and underrepresented professional choreographers, but we’re Switchin’ It Up by providing an additional way for creative choreographers and dance artists to represent the diversity that is Queens and NYC: an open-style, live-juried, audience-participating Community Dance Battle set for Thursday, Sept. 24, including a pot of money and prizes to the winner.
  • Deadline: April 15th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: TMMDF2020 is open to emerging and underrepresented NYC-based choreographers and companies with bold ideas and a progressive/contemporary nature. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must have presented work previously in a public format; students may apply only for the Community Dance Battle when sign-ups are made available in August 2020. Applicants must be NYC residents as of the application deadline or can demonstrate a significant, documented track record of artistic activity in NYC. Queens residents receive preference for all opportunities.
  • Categories: New Works, Dance, Choreography
  • Contact: info@jcal.org
Theater for the New City
Theater for the New City is accepting submissions for its Dream Up Festival 2020. The motto of the festival is “Dream Up: Invent, Concoct.” The festival is dedicated to new works. The question of the artist’s vision to free or attack the material will be asked in each application. The festival does not want traditional theater which is presented in a traditional way. Theater for the New City wants to use this festival as a way to push ideas to the forefront with the hope of revealing roads less traveled or undiscovered. Presentation of a straightforward play must be imaginative in some way.
  • Deadline: March 29, 2020 (Early), May 17, 2020 (General)
  • Application Fee: $30 (Early), $40 (General)
  • Eligibility: The festival is available to both performance groups and individuals. Plays, dance theater, solo works and interdisciplinary material will all be welcome so long as they can co-exist in repertory with other productions in the festival lineup. Technical requirements and use of production effects will need to be limited. Scenic elements are welcome but one or more of these elements will have to be used in an inventive way.
  • Categories: New Works, Short Plays, Dance
  • Contact: tncdreamup@gmail.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. Total cash prizes up to $8,000.
  • 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
Nylon Fusion Theatre Company
The Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is taking submissions for its This Round’s On Us: Retrospect short play festival, which will happen in three stages!
RETROSPECT: The Best of Times (March 2020)
We have some success stories in history of the world. Explore one of them. Was it a success at the time or only in retrospect? Were they good for all or only some? Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.
RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times (July 2020)
We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented? Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different.
PROSPECT: The Future (November 2020)
Every era has a “future” style. A future outlook based on the present. What does “future” look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say “where is my flying car?” What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren’t (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!
Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. We develop and produce plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness.
  • Deadline: The Worst of Times -- Due May 12th, 2020, The Future -- Due August 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to the email address below. Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round’s On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.
  • Categories:  Short Plays
  • Contact: nylonsubmissions@gmail.com 
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


Project Y Theatre Company
Project Y is now accepting plays, scenes, and monologues that are written with the context of the scene being a Zoom (or Skype) call. Plays can be two characters, or more. Context is key -- there must be a realistic need for this to be a Zoom call: teenagers talking late at night, a couple separated by borders, classmates trying to Zoom for a class project, lovers making plans to elope, etc.
This effort is sponsored by Project Y Theatre Company, NYC. All submitted plays will be considered for professional production with Project Y in NYC. In addition, the Project Y Co-Artistic directors are theater professors at Carnegie Mellon University and Middlebury College, respectively, and are in search of material to use with their classes. All plays chosen for production will receive a stipend for their work.
We are in the midst of an unprecedented temporary departure from the traditions of theatre as we know it, so let's make some new work for this new world.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: All submissions will be eligible for professional production with Project Y Theatre Company NYC.
  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals
  • Contact: info@projectytheatre.org
Langham Court Theatre
Langham Court Theatre in Victoria, Canada is hosting the world’s richest competition specifically for the writing of tragedy: the 2020 Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition. At stake is $11,100 (CDN) in prize money. The winning play will be workshopped in Victoria, Canada. A travel stipend is available. In addition, the winning play may be fully produced by Langham Court Theatre as a special event.    
  • Deadline: June 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: $49
  • Eligibility:
    • The Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (henceforth ‘the Competition’) is open to one-act and multi-act plays, 90 – 120 minutes in length (not including intermission). Generally, a properly formatted play of this length will be 80 to 110 pages long. If your script is significantly outside these parameters, it is probably ineligible.
    • Playwrights may submit more than one script, but each script must be accompanied by a separate entry fee and entry form.
    • The Competition is open to writers of any nationality BUT all entries must be written in English.
    • The script must be original. Adaptations of other works will not be accepted with two exceptions:
      • 1) Adaptation of works that are in the public domain will be accepted; for instance, a contemporary adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy;
      • 2) Adaptation of works to which the author holds sole copyright will be accepted; for instance, a short story written by the author.
    • Musicals are eligible. Jurors will judge musicals on the basis of the libretto only. They will not have access to the music.
    • Scripts that have been professionally produced at the time of submission are NOT eligible. Any public performance for which production members have been paid beyond a token honorarium will be considered a professional production.
    • Scripts which have been commissioned are NOT eligible.
  • Categories:  Full Length Plays, New Works, Musicals
  • Contact: tragedycompetition@gmail.com
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
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, New Plays
  • Contact: 212.421-1380
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, nor do we 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: Full Length Plays, New Works
  • Contact: info@phnyc.org


Guardians of the Galaxy - Video Audition (Deadline 04/09/20)
Disney is accepting online submissions for Male and Female Look-alike actors to portray Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord and Gamora from the film, Guardians of the Galaxy, for Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix! performed at the Walt Disney World® Resort, near Orlando, FL.
Interested performers should send an email to: WDPR.Disney.Audition.Submissions@disney.com.
The subject heading "Actor Submission" In the e-mail, please include an unlisted link from YouTube of the material from the below link. Please refrain from including a video file as an attachment. It MUST be an unlisted link from YouTube.
  • Production Dates:  June 2020-Ongoing
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: Disneyworld minimum $17.61 hour, incl. potential AEA pension, Equity 401K, & Disney health
FAT HAM - Video Audition (Deadline 04/10/20)
The creative team behind FAT HAM is seeking equity actors for the lead role of Juicy. The show is set to be performed next year at the Wilma Theatre in Philadelphia, PA.
Juicy’s character breakdown is described as  “Fat, 20-21, Black. He’s beautiful. He is lonely. He is smart.” 
Please submit 1-2 monologues (3 minutes material max), or may choose between one of the two attached sides, reading the role of Juicy. They should introduce themselves and tell us what they will perform before launching into monologues/sides. Drop video submissions into a google folder we have created for this purpose. Videos can be in any format.
Here is the link to the folder: https://drive.google.com/open? id=1LbzctAAlSII62xYK7BJqJb3h44gNT4iK.
  • Production Dates:  January-March 2021
  • Union: Equity
  • Pay: LORT D; $717/week min
Gamm Theatre 2020-21 Season (Deadline 04/13/20)
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, RI is seeking Equity actors for its upcoming 2020-21 season. All interested performers are asked to submit a video audition in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As with in-person auditions, each performer will be allotted a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes. We suggest that all performers prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of their choice. If you want to be considered for Richard II, we encourage you to please prepare a monologue from Shakespeare, preferably in blank verse.
  • Production Dates: September 2020-May 2021
  • Union: Equity
  • Pay: SPT $392/week minimum
New Repertory Theatre 2020-21 Season (04/08/20)
The New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA is seeking Equity actors and singers for its upcoming 2020-21 season. 
*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Rep has decided to go virtual for all first-round auditions. 
Actors may audition via ZOOM Auditions on Tuesday April 7th OR submit a Video Audition by April 8th. See full details/breakdowns for each audition in the link below.
  • Production Dates: Fall 2020-Summer 2021
  • Union: Equity
  • Pay: Cat. 6; $503/week min
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Stage Manager - Gamm Theatre
The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick, RI is seeking qualified Stage Managers for its upcoming 2020-21 season.
  • The shows are:
    • Richard II, by William Shakespeare, directed by TBD. Rehearsals begin February 4th, 2021. Runs March 11th-April 4th, 2021.
    • Ironbound, by Maryna Majok, directed by TBD. Rehearsals begin April 4th, 2021. Runs April 27th-May 16th, 2021.
    • It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play, by Joe Landry directed by TBD, Rehearsals begin November 17th, 2020. Runs December 3rd-December 27th, 2020.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: Minimum weekly salary for Equity stage managers is $699. Interested candidates may send a resume to jess@gammtheatre.org.
Artistic Director - CATCO
CATCO in Columbus, OH, invites qualified candidates to submit applications to become its next Artistic Director. The next artistic director will guide CATCO into the next phase of the company’s rich artistic life in partnership with CATCO’s new Executive Director. A commitment to excellence, a spirit of joy and discovery, and a deep love of and knowledge of contemporary theatre will guide the new Artistic Director in clarifying the voice, brand, and style of CATCO’s season of plays for adult and young audiences. The new artistic director will concentrate efforts on CATCO’s mainstage season of plays and musicals for adult audiences while embracing and supporting a successful program of performances and educational opportunities for young people. That intersection of live theatre production and education has been an important definition of the CATCO experience, and the next Artistic Director will be expected to explore ways that enhance the intersection of production and education.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • Demonstrated capacity to articulate a strong aesthetic and overall vision that inspires others.
    • A known breadth of interests and experience to explore a full range of theater, and especially in the world of exciting contemporary theater.
    • A proven leader who demonstrates a grasp of how artistic choice and the operational, financial, and producing elements of the theater must work together.
    • Artistic achievement as a stage director.
    • Prior experience in an institutional leadership role or at least oversight of important projects, will be strongly preferred (but not absolutely required).
    • A clear commitment to and appreciation of using theater to engage young people through training and performance.
Associate, Education Production - Carnegie Hall
Carnegie Hall seeks an Associate to join the Education Production team. Responsible for producing a variety of events across New York City, the U.S. and internationally, this position is part of the Weill Music Institute (WMI), Carnegie Hall's education and social impact arm. This position serves as the primary production supervisor for Future Music Project and Music Educators Workshops, working directly with faculty, artists, and participants to produce classes, workshops, concerts and multi-day conferences at Carnegie Hall and throughout the five boroughs. In addition, this position will also work in collaboration with the Manager and Assistant Director on larger-scale projects.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent 
  • Eligibility: 
    • Stage management experience and a strong background in music, arts administration, and event production.
    • Knowledge of live audio, theatrical lighting and video playback.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
    • Ability to work independently, delegate tasks while working as part of a team, meet deadlines and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office Experience with AutoCad, VectorWorks, ProTools or QLab a plus.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends, and travel as required.
    • Ability to lift at least 30lbs.
Stage Manager - Work Light Productions
Work Light Productions is seeking a qualified Stage Manager for its upcoming tour of Ain’t Too Proud. Pay will be Tier D/$1137 minimum plus overage participation. 
First rehearsal date will be set around June 8th, 2020. The first performance will be on July 18th, 2020.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary, Contract
  • Eligibility: For consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to employment@wlpshows.com.
Sound Manager - Harvard University
Harvard University is seeking a Sound Manager for the Loeb Drama Center and other venues.  Responsibilities include: hiring, supervision and management of staff and contingent personnel, communicating with designers, stage management and other HODs, budgeting, scheduling, maintaining equipment, shop and stock, recommending and overseeing improvements to sound related work spaces, storage spaces and equipment. The Sound Manager will advise on sound needs of undergraduate productions. Pay will be set at around $61,000.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility:
    • All applicants must have five years of theatrical work experience in sound.
    • At least two years in a management role & supervisory experience.
    • Strong knowledge of sound system design theory, patching, and troubleshooting.
    • Live mixing experience with musicals.
    • Understanding of safe rigging practices.
    • Knowledge of recording techniques and recording platforms.
    • Familiarity with a wide variety of mix consoles and wireless mics.
    • Proficiency with MIDI.
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
    • Class D driver's license.
    • Comfortable working at heights.
Lighting Supervisor - St. Ann’s Warehouse
Located in Brooklyn, NY, St. Ann’s Warehouse is looking for an experienced Lighting Supervisor to join its staff. The Lighting Supervisor is a key member of the production department, responsible for the lighting and electrical needs for all theatrical productions and events at St Ann’s Warehouse. The position reports directly to the Director of Production and Operations.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility:
    • At least three years diverse experience working as a Lighting Supervisor, Master Electrician, or similar, in professional dance, music and theater.
    • Practical knowledge of technical theater production best practices with an emphasis on lighting and rigging practices.
    • Strong knowledge of ETC lighting systems and equipment, including a working familiarity with EOS/ION consoles.
    • Strong knowledge of intelligent fixtures such as moving lights and scrollers, ETC Unison and Ethernet systems.
    • Strong knowledge of all aspects of theatrical lighting technologies and experience with a variety of luminaires, dimming and power distribution systems, control systems, L.E.D. technologies, and related electrical theory and practical skill.
    • AutoCAD and/or Vectorworks drafting skills.
    • Demonstrated leadership skills, experience working with designers, stage management and other areas of production as well as supervising crews.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on their feet for long periods of time.
    • Ability to work a varying schedule, including nights and weekends as needed.
    • Familiarity with proper safety procedures and FDNY regulations for Places of Public Assembly as regards to lighting.
    • Previous experience with touring productions and international artists is a big plus.


NYC Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA)
The NYC DCLA is dedicated to supporting and strengthening New York City's vibrant cultural life. Among our primary missions is to ensure adequate public funding for non-profit cultural organizations, both large and small, throughout the five boroughs.
They have many grants tailored to the needs of artists living and working in the city throughout the year.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups
  • Address:
    • New York City Department of Cultural Affairs
      31 Chambers Street
      New York, New York 10007
  • Contact: 212-513-9300
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 Program
      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


3 Girls Theatre - Brady Fellows
3 Girls Theatre is currently seeking applications for its Brady Fellowship program, aimed at emerging women playwrights over the age of 40. The program is named in honor of our inspiring and beloved co-founder Lee Brady, an unstoppable force for women’s work onstage for over 50 years and still going strong.
The Brady Fellowship offers a unique and unparalleled opportunity for script development and professional support at a level rarely available to emerging playwrights. Each Brady Fellow works one on one with a dramaturg, director and cast to develop and stage a reading of their play in front of a Salon Series audience.  The process includes approximately 10 hours of dramaturgy and 10 hours with a director and cast, as well as facilitated feedback from an audience and written feedback from the cohort of 3GT Salon Series writers.  After the reading, the playwright has the opportunity to revise their script and submit it to be considered for additional development (which may include development workshops, a full development lab, and 3GT’s support for finding production).
  • Deadline: April 30th, 2020 at midnight
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: October 2020-June 2021
  • Eligibility: All applicants must identify as a woman, be over the age of 40, be based in the San Francisco area full-time, and have had less than 3 professional productions of their work.
  • Address:
    • 3 Girls Theatre Company
      034 Kearny Street
      San Francisco, CA 94133
  • Contact: 415.891.7941
Pawling Theatre Exchange
Pawling Theatre Exchange (PTE) builds on the idea that small, even cursory exchanges among theatre artists of all ages and phases of their lives can inspire, germinate, and manifest enormous impact personally, artistically, and professionally. In residence at the Trinity-Pawling School in the beautiful Hudson Valley 90 minutes north of New York City, PTE allows for time and the use of spacious facilities to foster this unique exchange. 
Led by Co-Producing Artistic Directors Tracy Liz Miller and Kent Burnham, PTE envisions overlapping vibrant programming that includes branches of creation, study, education, and the development of new works of theatre in a safe, accessible, and secluded environment. In residence on Trinity-Pawling School’s 200 acre campus of lush greenery, Pawling Theatre Exchange offers theatre artists in all disciplines curated resources along with housing, meals, and restorative time away from their busy lives.
  • Deadline: TBD
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: June 7th-21st, 2020
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists.
  • Address:
    • Trinity-Pawling School
      700 Route 22
      Pawling, NY 12564
  • Contact: tracylizPTE@gmail.com and kentPTE@gmail.com
2021 Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship Application
Sokoloff Arts is based in Town Stages a 10,000 sqft event venue in Tribeca creating a home for all of your occasions. Offering state-of-the-art technology, amenities, and accommodations—fully included in our pricing with no hidden fees—our team is here to make your dreams a reality and make you feel at home in our Town.
Since 2012, Sokoloff Arts has been dedicated to building accessible space and developing work.
Part residency, part incubator, and part home base, the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship at Town Stages offers you the ultimate creative freedom to under our roof and beyond.
If you are elevating work in some intersection of arts, business, civics and social justice, the Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship can  provide space, perspective, and opportunity to support your process.
We foster an environment where all are welcome, systemic and institutional norms are challenged, and new pathways can flourish. We encourage those who feel silenced, marginalized, or otherwise “other-ed” to share their experience and encourage those with privilege to work to unpack and dismantle privilege - so all can remain invested in conversation and community.
  • Deadline: September 4th, 2020
  • Application Fee: None
  • When: 2021
  • Eligibility: Open to all artists
  • Address:
    • Town Stages
      221 West Broadway
      New York, NY 10013
  • Contact: 212.634.7690
Eliza So Fellowship
The fourth annual Eliza So Fellowship aims to give a Native American writer time and solitude to help finish a book that is already in progress. The fellowship includes accommodation in a private house on the Clark Fork river trail in Montana, along with a $1000 for food and travel.
  • Deadline: April 5th, 2020   
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: July 18th-August 14th, 2020
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be Native American, and have a novel, collection of stories or poems, a memoir, or other prose work (fiction, nonfiction, or hybrid) in progress (30 pages minimum).
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: rachel@submittable.com
MacDowell Colony Fellowships
The MacDowell Colony Fellowships support residences of up to eight weeks for writers & other artists. The colony is located in Peterborough, New Hampshire and has 32 unique individual artists studios. Applications are considered in multiple rounds per year.
  • Deadline: April 15th, 2020 & September 15th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $30
  • When: Varied. While artists may request residencies of up to eight weeks; the average stay is 30 days. There is no minimum length of stay; however, we recommend no less than a two-week residency, if possible.
  • Eligibility: All applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
    • MacDowell Colony
      100 High St.
      Peterborough, NH 03458
  • Contact: 603.924.3886
International Literary Residency in Ulyanovsk
The International Literary Residency in Ulyanovsk is open to writers and artists from the UNESCO Cities of Literature network. The residency includes one month’s accommodation, a €1000 scholarship and a range of public events. Applications should have an interest in Russian culture and literature and at least one published book.
  • Deadline: April 30th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: September 1st-30th, 2020
  • Eligibility: All applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: ulyanovsk.cityofliterature@gmail.com 
Laboratory (Spokane)
Laboratory is an artist residency program for interactive artists in Spokane, Washington. It offers funded residencies of 1-3 months, with housing, studio space, and a small stipend of $200 every month for artists to make new interactive work, research things, or learn new skills. Artists must put together at least one piece suitable for showing in a public exhibition.
  • Deadline: Applications for Summer residencies begin in March 2020
  • Application Fee: $5
  • When: Year round
  • Eligibility: Laboratory offers two tracks for all eligible applicants:
    • The Production Track. “This track is focused on making something cool, interesting, and aesthetically pleasing. That project you’ve always wanted to do, but never had the time? This is the track for that. In your application, we’ll basically want you to describe what you want to build. Include a preliminary idea of the technologies you want to use and an initial schedule and/or timeline for your projects implementation. Please build in 2 weeks of buffer into your schedule, that is your schedule should be 2 weeks shorter than your intended period of residency.”
    • The Research Track. “The research track is for people wanting to push forward the field of interactive art – this can mean lots of things, but overall, this is the track for you if you’re wanting to create new techniques, hack together new tools, or explore novel ways of interaction. Basically, if you’re looking to do anything that looks into ‘what is interaction’, ‘how can we make the world more interactive’, or ‘how do people react to interactive art’, we’d love to help you find some answers. For this track in particular it is important for us to have a clear understanding of your particular skill set. Your portfolio and and well documented examples of your previous work and/or progress is essential when applying for this track. We are especially interested in your previous research experience and any background research that pertains to your proposal. Depending on the nature of your work it may be useful to include a brief bibliography, works cited, and a list of the frameworks you intend to use.”
  • Contact: kryston@laboratoryspokane.com
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


NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.
NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

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