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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.

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COVID-19 Financial Assistance & Resources

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/

Project Submissions 

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
Urban Stages - The Acronym Plays
While nothing can fully replace live theater, the staff at Urban Stages invites ALL playwrights to participate in our next 10-minute play competition, THE ACRONYM PLAYS.
Acronyms! Yes, that is the springboard for our next ten-minute play competition at Urban Stages. Use your imagination! Select at least one acronym to jumpstart your play (i.e. RSVP, AWOL, ESL, YOLO, LOL, OMG, the list goes on).
If your play is selected, the script will be uploaded to our website and accessible to the public for reading and, yes, commenting on Urban Stages’ Facebook page.
Plays chosen will have the opportunity to be presented live on our award-winning Off-Broadway stage (259 West 30th Street. NYC 10018) later this year.
  • Deadline: June 1st, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • Eligibility:
    • Your play must use one (or more) acronyms/abbreviations in your play, or serve as the springboard for your script.
    • Write for 2-3 characters only.
    • Maximum length is 10 pages.
    • As we roll this program out, please submit your play in Word or PDF in the event that we need to re-format for our website.
    • Scripts can be submitted beginning on April 1 through June 1, with a possible extension.
    • Plays will be “published” on a rolling basis.
  • Categories:  New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: bara@urbanstages.org
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
Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival
The Jocunda Music, Film & Theatre Festival is seeking plays and submissions. Our festival celebrates the artist and will be held at ARTEL Hotel in Brooklyn, New York. The Jocunda Festival was created to provide a platform for artists to obtain exposure and to network and make connections to collaborate on future projects.
Plays can also be submitted for the acclaimed Strawberry One-Act Festival portion of our event. The Jocunda Festival will run during August through October 2020.
  • Deadline: June 30th, 2020
  • Application Fee: $35
  • Eligibility:
    • Plays for our regular event must have running times between 15-30 minutes.
    • Plays for the Strawberry Theatre Festival must have running times of 40-90 minutes.
    • Plays submitted for the Strawberry One-Act Theatre festival must not have had a performance in NYC between March and August 2020.
  • Categories:  New Works, Dance, Theatre, Improv, Comedy
  • Contact: rianttheatre@gmail.com
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

Play Submissions 

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


KPOP (Broadway) - Equity Video Submission (Deadline 05/22/20)
Seeking Equity video submissions for the upcoming Broadway show KPOP, set to run in NYC in 2021. Please submit a video of yourself singing a short contemporary K-pop or Pop song. Please send your video via private link to: kpopbroadwaycasting@gmail.com We’d like to receive your video by May 22nd, 2020. Please attach a picture and resume to your email.
  • Production Dates:  2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: Production (League), $2168/week current min.
Asolo Repertory Theatre 2020-21 Season Equity Video Submission (Deadline 05/15/2020)
The Asolo Repertory Theatre in Sarasota, FL is seeking Equity video submissions for its 2020-21 Season. For Actors who sing: Please prepare either two contrasting brief cuts (about a minute or under each), or a brief song and a one-minute contemporary monologue. For actors who do NOT sing: please prepare two monologues, about two minutes total.
  • Production Dates:  2020-2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: LORT Non-Rep, AEA LORT B (AEA salary is $969/week minimum) and LORT D (AEA salary is $717/week minimum)
Maltz Jupiter Theatre 2020-21 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05/14/20)
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, FL is seeking Equity video submissions for its 2020-21 Season. Please submit footage (preferably via an unlisted YouTube link) with two contrasting 16-bar cuts (up-tempo and ballad) and a one-minute monologue in the style of the show you are auditioning for (i.e. comedic or dramatic). If you have a dance reel, feel free to also submit it with your audition video. In your video, please state your name and what you will be performing. When you email your submission, please indicate your union status, which show(s) you are submitting for.
  • Production Dates: 2020-2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: LORT Non-Rep, LORT B+ ($1064/week minimum)
Man Cave - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05/13/20)
Page 73 Productions in Brooklyn, NY is seeking Equity video submissions for its upcoming production of Man Cave.
Sides are provided for the three roles we are casting. Please send tapes via a downloadable link to submissionstaylorwilliams@gmail.com. Please include your headshot and resume in the email and put “MAN CAVE CASTING” in the subject line.
As You Like It - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05/18/20)
The Valley Shakespeare Festival in Shelton, CT is seeking Equity video submissions for its four outdoor performances of As You Like It in the Fall.
Please tape two contrasting classical monologues and include your resume. Be sure to state your name at the beginning of your tape. Please e-mail submissions to vsfcompanymanger@gmail.com with the title AS YOU LIKE IT- AEA Submission. Please ONLY submit if Equity or EMC. 
  • Production Dates: August-September 2020
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: SPT, Tier 3; $354/week 
Oklahoma! (SETA Tour) - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05/06/2020)
Cain’t Say No LLC is seeking Equity video submissions for its upcoming tour of Oklahoma! Please submit a tape using the accompaniment tracks and please prepare the sides in the character’s side packet. Actors auditioning for CURLY should prepare the audition songs on guitar. Please send tapes via a downloadable link to okcastingsubmissions@gmail.com. Please include your headshot and resume in the email. If you have any SM experience, please note in the submission.
  • Production Dates: August-September 2020
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: Short Engagement Touring, Cat 3; $1,036.18/week (contract/salary pending)
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis 2020-21 Season - Equity Video Submission (Deadline 05/11/20)
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is seeking Equity video submissions for its 2020-2021 season. Email a headshot and resume to casting@repstl.orgsubject line “2021 EPAs” with a link to your video. Please submit up to 3 minutes of material -either a monologue (contemporary only please), song (musical theatre or contemporary), or a combination thereof. Accepting submissions through Monday, May 11 2020. Submissions will be reviewed by Associate Artistic Director, Amelia Acosta Powell.
  • Production Dates: 2020-2021
  • Union: Equity
  • Pay: LORT B $969, LORT D $717 per week minimums
Marys Seacole - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05/12/2020)
The Mosaic Theater Company in Washington DC is seeking Equity video submissions for its upcoming production of Marys Seacole. Please prepare 1 monologue not more than 2 minutes in length. The video should be sent as a Private YouTube link. Attach your headshot/resume in PDF format. Please state your name, what you are performing, then go right into the monologue. Submit videos to casting@mosaictheater.org April Carter, Casting Director. No phone calls please.  Local DC actors are strongly encouraged to audition.
  • Production Dates: February-May 2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: SPT, 20-21 salary TBD; $619/week current min
Borders I & II - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 05/12/2020)
The Mosaic Theater Company in Washington, DC is seeking equity video submissions for its upcoming performances of Borders I & II. Please prepare 1 monologue not more than 2 minutes in length. The video should be sent as a Private YouTube link. Attach your headshot/resume in PDF format. Please state your name, what you are performing, then go right into the monologue. Submit videos to casting@mosaictheater.org April Carter, Casting Director. No phone calls please. Local DC actors are strongly encouraged to audition.
  • Production Dates: December 2020-February 2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: SPT, 20-21 salary TBD; $619/week current min
Blood Brothers - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05/18/20)
Theater Uncorked in Boston, MA is seeking Equity video submissions for its upcoming show, Blood Brothers. The show is set to run from 11/05/20 to 11/15/20, with rehearsals scheduled for September 2020.
For the submission, please send a video performance of a 32 bar selection of your choice. Songs from the show are acceptable. The music of Blood Brothers is epic in scope, and calls for full throttle, high intensity singing. Please be prepared to showcase vocal and emotional range, as well as the required accent for your character.
  • Production Dates: September-November 2020
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: Special Appearance, $254.00/week
Arc Stages 20-21 Season - NYC EPA (06/15/20)
Arc Stages in Pleasantville, NY is hosting an EPA for its upcoming 2020-21 season, pending government regulations during the COVID-19 crisis. 
Auditions will be held at the Ripley-Grier Studios (520), located at 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018-6507 on the 16th floor. The audition will be on Monday, June 15, 2020, from 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Please prepare either 1) a brief contemporary monologue; or 2) a brief song; or 3) a one minute monologue and 16 bars/very brief song if auditioning for both. An Accompanist will be provided. Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring a picture and resume.
  • Production Dates: 2020-2021
  • Union: AEA
  • Pay: SPT 2; 20-21 salary pending. Current min: $309/wk
For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.


Stage Manager/Assistant Stage Manager - KPOP (Broadway)
KPOP (Broadway) is looking to hire a qualified Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Managers for its upcoming production. The pay for the Stage Manager will be set at $3562 a week, $2814 for the 1st Assistant Stage Manager, and $2352 for the 2nd Stage Manager.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: For consideration, email cover letter and resume to kpopbroadwaycasting@gmail.com. Include in the subject line "SM submission".
New Ohio Theatre - Managing Director
The New Ohio Theatre in New York, NY is looking for a Managing Director to join their team. The Managing Director role is a part-time, year-round position working closely with the Artistic Director (AD) and the Associate Producer (AP).  This is a dynamic, “hands-on” leadership position with responsibility for a broad portfolio of producing and administrative responsibilities.
  • Position Type: Part Time, Permanent
  • Eligibility: 
    • 3+ years of work experience in the independent theatre community, with a focus on finance / administration / general management in the arts.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Experience with QuickBooks, MS Office and other business software.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task across several projects under time pressure.
    • This is a year-round part-time position. Salary: mid-$30K . Commensurate with experience.
    • Email cover letter, resume, and references to jobs@newohiotheatre.org with the subject line “Managing Director Search.”
    • Start date is June 1st, 2020 (Pending).
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.  
Production Stage Manager - Man Cave
Page 73 Productions is seeking a qualified Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager for its upcoming show Man Cave. Pay for Production Stage Manager will be set at $696 a week, while pay for the Assistant Stage Manager will be set at $638 a week. The deadline to apply is 05/13/20.
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary, Contract 
  • Eligibility:  Resumes and cover letters for the PSM and ASM position can be sent to jobs@page73.org.
Stage Manager - Maltz Jupiter Theatre
The Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, FL is looking for Stage Managers and Assistant Stage Managers for it’s upcoming 2020-21 season. Contract is set at a LORT B+ (SM is $1,412 and the ASM minimum is $1,188). 
  • Position Type: Full Time, Temporary
  • Eligibility: Please contact Shonna Rash for submissions via email at seasonauditions@jupitertheatre.org or mail to Maltz Jupiter Theatre, c/o Shonna Rash, 1001 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter, FL 33477.

Funding Opportunities 

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


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
Wales Writer in Residence
The BBC Wales Writer in Residence program comes with a bursary of £12,000 and offers two placements over a year – at National Theatre Wales and BBC Cymru Wales – and a guaranteed broadcast credit on BBC Radio 4 or BBC Sounds. This opportunity is open to writers who can represent the culture of Wales with authenticity (for example they may be from, or have lived or worked in Wales).
  • Deadline: May 11th, 2020   
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 2020
  • Eligibility: The award is open to anyone over the age of 18 who can represent the culture of Wales with authenticity (for example you may be from, or have lived or worked in Wales).
  • Address: N/A
  • Contact: N/A
Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency
The Anne LaBastille Memorial Writers Residency offers a two-week residency in October to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at a lodge on Twitchell Lake in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, New York. A total of six residencies are offered: three from the region and three from anywhere in the world. 
  • Deadline: May 21st, 2020   
  • Application Fee: $30
  • When: October 2020
  • Eligibility: All applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Address:
  • Adirondack Center For Writing
  • 52 Main Street, 2nd Floor
  • Saranac Lake, NY 12983 USA
  • Contact: info@adirondackcenterforwriting.org 
Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship
Boston Public Library was established in 1848 and is the oldest large municipal library in the United States. The Library’s Children’s Writer in Residence Program provides an emerging children’s writer with the financial support and space needed to complete one literary work for children or young adults. The writer in residence receives a $20,000 stipend and a private office in the Central Library. Applicants cannot have published more than three books to date.
  • Deadline: May 29th, 2020
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: October 1st, 2020-June 30th, 2021
  • Eligibility: All applicants are encouraged to apply.
  • Address: 
  • Boston Public Library
  • 700 Boylston Street
  • Boston, MA 02116
  • Contact: hello@associatesbpl.org  
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 Lobão da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.
  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Application Fee: Free
  • When: 1 week-6 months
  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal
  • Address: N/A
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

Other Resources 

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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