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The Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, Inc. is sending out a call for Submissions to all who identify as a woman 
Conversations In America: 
“2020 Vision”—The Year We Saw Everything
(Submissions accepted February 14th - March 21st
from Valentine’s Day to the Solstice)

"It’s up to all of us – Black, white, everyone…” Michelle Obama

“Women's empowerment is intertwined with respect for human rights.”  Mahnaz Afkhami

“A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water.” Eleanor Roosevelt

"I just want to recognize that women are never congratulated for their hunger. We are never rewarded for taking up space musically. So, I just wanted to take a second to thank everybody for what we teach each other and that is to hunger for more, to not accept less, to make sure our voices are heard because the point of view that we have is required." Jeanine Tesori, Composer

 No one is able to hide anymore. No one. 

Frustrations, emotions, in 2020 and Covid and how we move forward in 2021 with the new administration and what that means.

We are still in a health, social, economic, political crisis which has impacted all of us. The stress of our lives multiplied over the last few years and exploded in 2020. Now time for change and renewal is at hand. How do we move forward?

How can we as artists discuss what justice for all of us looks like?  What do we want for our future?  How can we increase compassion and understanding to give voice to those voices that fall on deaf ears? How do we find ways for those deaf ears to hear, see and feel outside their understanding? Art can be the language of constructive action towards being heard. We want to work toward an understanding and developing movement forward through our art.

Some Topics to launch from:

Pandemic: How it has changed/impacted/escalated our lives

Discrimination: How has it changed? Not changed? What questions should we be asking?What are the answers? 

BLM: social/racial justice, behavior, protesting, outsiders looting,  How we are coming together?

#MeToo: equal pay, equal treatment in the office, the worldconstant harassment in life and work  

Division in the Country:  We have never been so divided. How do we find common ground? How do we actually make these United States exactly that - United? Can we? Can this new administration?

Concentrate on one, or draw on more than one, it is all up to you and your imagination. Go for it! Written and performed pieces 3 to 5 minutes tops. 
We will host a virtual evening to perform, display, discuss and enlighten the many sides of these issues that impact us all.  Looking for: Scenes, Short plays, Short films, Monologues, Music, Poetry, Dance, Paintings, Sculptures and Photography - again nothing to exceed 3-5 minutes.
The entire evening will run 75-90 minutes with no intermission and will be via Zoom link.  We will have a cast of professional NY actors reading the chosen pieces, and all art for the evening - photography, paintings, sculptures, music - will be put on display.

As in the past, this is open to all members of our organizations and affiliate organizations (see the list here).


If you are in need of emergency funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, please check our COVID-19 pandemic shutdown resources page here.

 

 If you are in need of emergency funds due to the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, please check our COVID-19 pandemic shutdown resources page here.

 

 

 

 

PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

 

NAMT Festival of New Musicals

 

NAMT’s Festival of New Musicals is the cornerstone of NAMT’s mission to nurture the creation, development and production of new musicals. We present eight musicals in 45-minute presentations before an audience of almost 800 industry professionals. 

  • Deadline: January 8, 2021: Late Deadline for All Submissions (late fees apply) 

  • Application Fee: Free for the regular deadline, late fee applies to Late Deadline

  • Eligibility: The musical must…

    • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.

    • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show.

    • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used (music, source material, etc.) in the script.

Be ready for readings, workshops and/or productions at the time of submission and available for performance in October 2020 at the Festival.

  • The musical cannot…

  • Already be licensed through a professional licensing house.

  • Have been produced on Broadway. [Shows that have had readings, workshops and/or productions (including regional or Off Broadway) are still eligible.]

  • Have already been submitted to the Festival three times. Each show can only be submitted three times for review by the committee.

  • Have been presented as one of our main presentations at a Festival (excludes shows presented as part of our complimentary programming including concerts and showcases).

  • In addition, the writers must be available for the Festival and all rehearsals.

 

The PIT


The People’s Improv Theatre takes open submissions year round for theatre, stand-up, sketch comedy, performance art, dance, improv troupes etc. 

  • When/Where: New York City

  • Deadline: Rolling

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Must be between 45-75 min

  • Categories: New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy

  • Address: 123 e24th st, New York, NY 10010

  • Contact: info@thepit-nyc.com

  • Submission Information


NY WinterFest 2021

Now calling all playwrights: Here’s a chance to have your play live on a New York City Stage! Submit your work to the Winterfest 2021 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 $7,000. 

  • 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: NYwinterfest@gmail.com

Submission Information


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
    Submission Information


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS


Middle/High School Plays by BIPOC Playwrights

Theatrefolk Inc. is seeking one-act Middle School & High School play submissions by BIPOC playwrights for immediate publication. Our mission is to represent student voices and to let students know they are not alone. It has been made clear where we have succeeded and where we have failed in this pursuit. We want to do better. It’s crucial that students know there are playwrights out there speaking directly to them and for them.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Plays must be contemporary, feature characters that are of Middle School and High School age, and have simple staging requirements. Although not required, plays that can be performed online or in a social distancing scenario will receive more productions.

  • Categories: New Works, Drama, Comedy, Theatre

  • Contact: submissions@theatrefolk.com

  • Submission Information 

 

Fire Escape Plays

The New Jersey Repertory Company is soliciting 30-45 minute plays or musicals that are newly written and previously unproduced, and that can be staged on a multilevel fire escape. Playwrights should keep in mind that cast size is limited to 1-3 actors and performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances and there will be no physical contact. Audiences will sit in their cars as in a drive-in movie or in safely distanced and designated spaces with portable seats. 

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Performers will be on separate levels with separate entrances onto the fire escape and no physical contact. All submissions must comply with this.

  • Categories: New Works, Plays, Musicals

  • Contact: njrep@njrep.org

  • Submission Information

 

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

  • Submission Information

 

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 discussions/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

  • Submission Information

 

She ATL Summer Theater Festival

The inaugural She ATL Summer Theater Festival is produced by SheNYC Arts, and will accept 3-4 full-length plays and musicals by women-identifying writers who reside in Georgia.                                       

  • Deadline: December 15

  • Application Fee: None

  • Eligibility:You must have a show that is written by a woman-identifying writer or a team that is at least 50% women. It can be a play, musical, one woman show, or an adaptation of an old work. It must be full-length, or a series of short plays by the same author that will fill a full-length slot. At least one of the authors must reside in the state of Georgia.

  • Categories: Full length or series of short plays

  • Contact: info@shenycarts.org

  • Submission Information

 

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: 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

  • Submission Information




ONSTAGE

The Grex Group Theatre and Guiltner Creative Productions Insomniacs 24 Hour Play Festival

How it works:

We invite some of the best up and coming actors, directors, and writers in the NYC area to converge upon a theatre for a weekend of creating new works to be performed for a live audience.

On Friday, March 8th at 7 p.m. THE CLOCK BEGINS with our mandatory registration and orientation meeting where directors, playwrights, and actors meet and are assigned to their team. Each team is given instructions and a packet with a theme they must incorporate into their script.

The playwright will then seclude themselves somewhere within the city as they write the most brilliant script ever written! As soon as the play is complete (usually within a few hours), the actors will be called in for an all-night rehearsal process with their director. Then Saturday morning, March 9th tech rehearsals will begin at the Royal Theatre (Producers Club), and an evening performance is given in front of a live audience at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

How participants are chosen:

We are looking for seasoned and early-career professionals for our festival! Great care is given to choosing our participants and our festivals rely upon the skills and talents of each person to make it a success! Visit our web site for registration / participation festival rules.

Submit your resume and headshot along with a brief cover letter / email describing your experience and why you feel you are a good fit for our Insomniacs festival. Please write *ACTOR* in the subject line.

**we may email you and ask for a video reel or video audition clip

For more information, please visit our website or contact us! 

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

 

BACKSTAGE


The Grex Group Theatre and Guiltner Creative Productions Insomniacs 24 Hour Play Festival

How it works:

We invite some of the best up and coming actors, directors, and writers in the NYC area to converge upon a theatre for a weekend of creating new works to be performed for a live audience.

On Friday, March 8th at 7 p.m. THE CLOCK BEGINS with our mandatory registration and orientation meeting where directors, playwrights, and actors meet and are assigned to their team. Each team is given instructions and a packet with a theme they must incorporate into their script.

The playwright will then seclude themselves somewhere within the city as they write the most brilliant script ever written! As soon as the play is complete (usually within a few hours), the actors will be called in for an all-night rehearsal process with their director. Then Saturday morning, March 9th tech rehearsals will begin at the Royal Theatre (Producers Club), and an evening performance is given in front of a live audience at 7:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

How participants are chosen:

We are looking for seasoned and early-career professionals for our festival! Great care is given to choosing our participants and our festivals rely upon the skills and talents of each person to make it a success! Visit our web site for registration / participation festival rules.

DIRECTORS

Submit your resume and a short cover letter describing your directing experience and why you feel you are a good fit for our Insomniacs festival. Please write *DIRECTOR* in the subject line. Directors who do well in our festivals are well organized leaders, good communicators, and innovative storytellers.

For more information, please visit our website or contact us!  

 

For more Onstage opportunities, visit OffStageJobs.com and Playbill.com.

 

 

 

FUNDING

 

Steven Schwartzberg Grants for Mental Health & Wellness


Writers are the beating heart of theater, whom we rely upon to take us on journeys and inspire us to think. During these unprecedented times, DGF has created the Steven Schwartzberg Grants to provide financial support for mental health and wellness services for writers. To help connect writers to therapists, DGF has partnered with Advekit, an online therapist matching service, to expand access to mental health support that might be out of your reach.

Please complete the form to receive $1,000 toward therapy through Advekit, courtesy of DGF.

If you already have a therapist or are seeking mental wellness support other than Western talk therapy, DGF is working on ways to support you in your wellness.

Information

 

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

  • Application Information 

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

  • Application Information

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

  • Contact: info@annenberg.org

  • Application Information




The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

 

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

Deadline: November 29, 2019
Application Fee: Free
Eligibility: Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)
Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)
Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions
Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)
Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)
Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.
Address: N/A
Contact: cambo@amasmusical.org
Application Information



 

RESIDENCIES

 

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

  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com

  • Application Information



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