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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS 


The Woodward/Newman Drama Award 

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Bloomington Playwrights Project, started through the support of Joanne Woodward, Newman’s Own Foundation, and the Newman family, celebrating Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward’s tremendous history of work on stage and screen. It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement. Submissions for the 2022-23 competition must be submitted by Dec 1, 2021.

o When/Where: Bloomington, IN 

o Deadline:December 1

o Application Fee: $10 Administrative Fee 

o Eligibility:We are currently accepting submissions for the 2022-23 Woodward/Newman Award. The winner and finalists will be announced by June 2022. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production.

  • “Full-length” plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).

  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).

  • Each submission should be sent to BPP via email. Send your email to literarymanager@newplays.org

  • Your email should include the following: 

    • Tell us your name, phone number, and the name of your Play

    • Tell us how you are satisfying the $10 administrative fee 

      • Agent submitted scripts require no fee.

      • If via Dramatist Guild membership, attach a copy of your DG card to the email

      • If you have paid via Paypal on our website, indicate your confirmation number and the email address used.

      • Paypal is preferred, but if you can’t pay on-line, you may send a check or Money Order, (must be from a US bank). Tell us the check or Money Order number. Make it payable to “BPP” and mail to BPP, 107 W 9th ST, Bloomington, IN 47404

    • Attach a SINGLE PDF file containing your script with the following information included in the following order: 

      • Title page with author name

      • Synopsis (1 page or less). Please list the genre at the top (comedy, drama, etc.)

      • Character list/breakdown

      • Production history for the play—Include readings and productions

      • A brief bio of the playwright,

      • Full Script

      • Submissions that fail to include all requested information in the order listed will be disqualified from the contest.

      • Plays submitted in previous years will be accepted.

      • Two separate submissions per playwright per annual competition are allowed as long as each submission has all the required materials.

o Categories:New Works, Drama, Theatre 

o Address:107 West 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404

o Contact:literarymanager@newplays.org

o Submission Information 

 

3GT Innovators Series 

3Girls Theatre seeks submissions for the Innovators Series on a year-round rolling basis. We are looking for women playwrights and/or women-led theater companies with experimental projects in early stages of development. The 3GT Innovators Series supports theater makers as they develop their work, providing development and production resources. 3GT also offers platforms for sharing their work with different communities, including Innovators Happy Hours at Google Community Space, which combine in-development “scratch” performances with a party atmosphere and networking opportunities for trailblazing peers from across San Francisco.

o When/Where: San Francisco, CA 

o Deadline:Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:Identify as a woman theater artist OR be a women-led theater company (women must feature prominently in leadership roles, though not necessarily exclusively)

- Live and work in the San Francisco Bay Area

- Create performances that challenge formal convention and push thematic boundaries

- Commit to one 30min "scratch" performance at Google Community Space

- Commit to attending the Happy Hour scratch performances of other Innovators (no more than 4/year)

o Categories:(New Works, dance, theatre, improv, comedy

o Address:​ 034 Kearny St San Francisco  CA 94133

o Contact:zach@3girlstheatre.org

o Submission Information 

 

Stay True Theatre Company

Stay True Theatre Company is a small theatre company based in New York City, founded in Summer 2019 in honor of World Pride by Andrew Victor Myers and Morgan Bartholick, following a one-off production benefitting Gay Men's Health Crisis. In 2020, Anne Karyna Bakan joined the administrative staff as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. Together, Andrew and Anne strive to produce and support work that embodies the vast medley of identities and groups that comprise the entire LGBTQIA+ community. At Stay True Theatre Company, we pride ourselves on creating, producing, and performing pieces of theatre by, for, and with the LGBTQIA+ community. We believe in staying true to who we are, and expressing identity through the arts opens the doors to understanding, acceptance and community.     

o When/Where: New York City

o Deadline:Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:We are always accepting submissions for new work written by LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Send a PDF of your play, musical, devised manual or other written work. 

o Categories:New Works, theatre, imusica, comedy

o Contact:staytruetheatrecompany@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

 

The Pit

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

o When/Where: New York City

o Deadline:Rolling

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:Must be between 45-75 min

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

o Address:123 E 24th st, New York, NY 10010

o Contact:info@thepit-nyc.com

o 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. 

o Deadline:Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:Short Plays, Full Length, One Act

o Contact:NYwinterfest@gmail.com

o 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.

o Deadline:Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:New Plays 

o Contact:info@freshwatertheatre.com

o Submission Information 


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS 


The Echo Theater Company BIG SHOUT OUT New Play Contest for Women+ Playwrights

If  you are a playwright and self-identify as a woman+*, you are invited to enter one play or play-with-music** (45-minute one-acts to full-length scripts) to Echo Theatre's 3rd BIG SHOUT OUT International New Play Contest. The Contest Winner receives a $1000 Royalty and Echo will present the winning play either as a workshop production or a mainstage regional premiere*** in Echo Theatre's 24th Season, which runs during the 2022 calendar year. Finalist Honorees each receive a $150 Royalty from Echo to present the Finalist scripts one to two times in our 2022 Echo Reads Performance Reading Series.

o Deadline:August 15

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:BIG SHOUT OUT 3 GUIDELINES

  • Please submit your script, our submission form, and your bio via Email.

  • We are requesting Digital Submissions Only. No Paper copies accepted.

  • This is a Blind Reading Contest; please no scripts with your name on them. (This is so that we aren't judging influenced by anyone's reputation or a past relationship with a playwright.)

  • Our Contest Staff will log your entry and reply to you that we received it.

  • We ask that you please limit your submission to one play per playwright.

  • Scripts should be unpublished and past workshop productions are fine.

  • Scripts should be primarily written for English-language audiences. (Other languages may be in the script, as long as English is the primary language.)

  • Every submission will be read and assigned points for story/theme, form, language/dialogue, theatricality and aspects unique to itself.

  • Please submit full scripts; no synopses or treatments. Thanks.

  • All cast sizes are considered. Past Winners' cast sizes ranged from 2 to 13.

  • Fill out the 2021 Big Shout Out Submission Form. Email the submission form, your script and your bio to ShoutOut@EchoTheatre.org

o Categories:(musical, play, one-act, 10-minute, etc.)

o Address: ​3269 Casitas Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90039

o Contact:ShoutOut@EchoTheatre.org

o Submission Information 

 

John DeSotelle Studio 

We are a small theatre group located in Midtown, Manhattan looking to put on a weekend long festival of new works the weekend of September 3-5. 

o Deadline:July 11th 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Please Submit a 6-10 minute piece about one of the following six life stages/life events, told through the lens of a particular emotion (i.e sadness, anger, joy, guilt, jealousy, etc.) 

  • Life Stages/Events

    • Birth/New Beginning 

    • Childhood/Coming of Age 

    • Breakup/Loss 

    • Falling in love (w/ a person/thing.idea) 

    • Building/Commitment (Marriage/Career/etc) 

    • Death Finality 

  • For Example, it could be a coming-of-age story told through the lens of jealousy or a story of building a career told through the lens of sorrow. Please interperet how you see fit. All genres welcome! 

o Categories:New Plays. Short Plays 

o Contact:festivalplaysubmissions@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

 

The Rep New Works Festival

Currently, we accept full-length play submissions for season consideration and our upcoming New Works Festival.

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Please email plays to the Artistic team with the subject line: “Submission: TITLE OF PLAY.”

In the body of the email, please include:

• A brief synopsis of the play

• The development history of the play

• A brief, personal bio

Submissions made under these guidelines may be sent to The Rep by email.

o Categories:(musical, play, one-act, 10-minute, etc.)

o Address:130 Edgar Road St. Louis, Missouri 63119

o Contact:314-968-7340 PLAYSUBMISSION@REPSTL.ORG 

o Submission Information 

 

Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 2021

To encourage the development of quality theatrical materials for the educational, community and children’s theatre markets, Pioneer Drama Service is proud to sponsor the annual Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest.

This is an ongoing contest, with a winner selected by June 1 each year from all eligible submissions received the previous year.  All eligible plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists, from which the winner will be selected.  The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

o Deadline:ASAP, ongoing, announced each June 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ You can start the submission process by contacting us here.

  • We will only consider manuscripts with a running time between 20 and 90 minutes.

  • Submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language. NO cursing. NO explicitly adult content.

  • We prefer casts that are either balanced or favoring females. The more gender neutral roles, the better.

  • We favor plays and musicals with ensemble casts, where more than just a few have a chance to shine.

  • Plays with elaborate set, costume or technical requirements are not appealing because of the limited resources of many of our customers. Pictures, sketches or descriptions of your vision are always helpful.

  • We recommend your submissions have had at least one production or reading, hopefully staged. We feel this fundamental field test is necessary before a play can be considered for publication since plays are created for the purpose of performance.

  • Manuscripts must be computer-printed in dark ink. We do not require specific formatting. However, your efforts to ensure your script is free of misspellings and typos will help the submissions editor.

  • We hope that Pioneer Drama is your first choice as a publisher, and we encourage you to submit to us exclusively. However, we do accept simultaneous submissions with the understanding that you will accept the first contract you’re offered and not use the situation to seek multiple offers from which to choose. If you receive another offer, please notify us immediately so we may rescind your submission.

  • The following information must accompany your submission or query:

  • 100-200 word synopsis.

  • Cast list that indicates the number of female roles, the number of male roles and the number of roles that can be performed by either gender. We do not accept one-person shows.

  • Running time.

  • CD and/or score for musicals. We appreciate the opportunity to hear the music, if possible.

  • Set design(s). Please feel free to provide diagrams and/or pictures.

  • Proof of production or staged reading (i.e., review, program, etc.) A DVD of your performance is ideal, though not required.

  • Age of intended audience.

  • A self-addressed envelope of sufficient size with appropriate postage for the return of your materials. We will NOT return manuscripts or accompanying material if this is not included.

  • Cover letter and/or resume.

o Categories:family friendly

o Address:​ Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. Attn: Submissions Editor PO Box 4267

Englewood, CO 80155-4267

o Contact:https://www.pioneerdrama.com/ContactUs.asp?ID=6

o Submission Information 

 

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.

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:New Works, Drama, Comedy, Theatre

o Contact:submissions@theatrefolk.com

o 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. 

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

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

o Categories:New Works, Plays, Musicals

o Contact:njrep@njrep.org

o 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.

o Deadline:Ongoing 

o Application Fee: Free

o 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.

o Categories:New Plays 

o Contact:literary@panglossian.org

o 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. 

o Deadline:December 15

o Application Fee: None

o 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.

o Categories:Full length or series of short plays

o Contact:info@shenycarts.org

o 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).                                      

o Deadline:Ongoing

o Application Fee: None

o 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

o Categories:Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact:212.421.1380

o Submission Information 

ONSTAGE 


MOULIN ROUGE (TOUR) - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (CHORUS)


Equity singers and dancers for the tour production of MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL. All singers must be incredible Pop/Rock/Soul singers and incredible dancers. All dancers must be incredible dancers and incredible Pop/Rock/Soul singers. MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE: 20s to 30s. Extremely interested in performers of all ethnicities and genders. Must be an amazing, athletic dancer with expertise in multiple dance styles and be a strong pop/rock/soul singer to cover ensemble who play various roles, including patrons and performers at the Moulin Rouge & the denizens of Montmartre.

o Auditions: Please send your audition video in a format that we can view without having to download. Send to: Moulinrougecasting@gmail.com

o Pay: 2323 weekly minimum

o Audition Information

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


BACKSTAGE


Production Manager, Second Stage Theater 

o Second Stage Theater produces work entirely by 21st century American playwrights both on and off Broadway. Dedicated to adventurous contemporary plays and musicals, bold new interpretations, and unique theatrical experiences, the work at Second Stage reflects diversity and inclusiveness. Through the discovery of emerging talent and the commissioning of new work, Second Stage nurtures future generations of theater artists and welcomes a theatergoing audience of all backgrounds. 

 

o Location: New York, NY 

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

O Website: https://www.productionondeck.com/2ndstage-pm?fbclid=IwAR3PNfJpXhOXnEPIh_70ZwbTpqG2Et4JhBEOonylfe-Swpxyi5JgCu0RwLk

 

o Job Requirements: The Production Manager, in close coordination with the Director of Production, is primarily responsible for the production management of Second Stage’s off Broadway season and Kiser Theater programming. They also provide production management support to the Director of Production on all Broadway productions and events at the Hayes Theater. Responsible for coordinating work across multiple production areas, and providing clear and effective communication to visiting designers and artists, the Production Manager ensures Second Stage productions open to our audiences on time and within budget. The schedule for this role will vary based on the dynamic schedule of the Theater. The Manager will work remotely until August 1st – when the first Kiser load-in commences – at which time full-time in-person work is required.

Production Management

  • In collaboration with the Director of Production, oversee the execution of all production requirements in support of the work across Second Stage’s theaters and throughout the organization

  • Create and maintain production calendars within the department and share pertinent information across the organization

  • Ensure that the resources and support available to production departments are sufficient to achieve the artistic vision and excellence of the Theater

  • Assist the Director of Production in creating and maintaining annual production budgets; in collaboration with the Assistant Production Manager and Production Intern, track all production and show related expenditures and generate expense reports

  • Schedule and lead regular production meetings with Second Stage staff and creative teams

  • Cultivate and promote a safe working environment in which Second Stage’s production department and over hire employees operate in accordance with current health and safety regulations and best theater practices

  • In collaboration with the Director of Production, verify and uphold Second Stage’s compliance with local and national collective bargaining agreements (IATSE, AFM, USA, SDC and AEA)

 

Creative Team Support & Engagement

  • Provide clear communication to all members of the creative team establishing proper understanding of Second Stage resources available to them

  • Distribute design guidelines, relevant Second Stage policies and show calendars to all creative teams

  • Maintain and update all shared design documentation, including design guidelines, internally and externally

    • In collaboration with the Assistant Production Manager, organize onsite design meetings and designer visits

    • Lead the creative team and relevant Second Stage staff through the entire production process at the Kiser Theater

    • Lead design meetings, production meetings, and post preview note sessions

 

Leadership & Supervision

  • Lead, manage and supervise the Second Stage Kiser Production team

  • Attend and/or run department meetings to communicate pertinent information and shared organizational commitments

  • Coach and develop staff members and over hires by monitoring the quality of employees' work and providing constructive feedback; facilitating conflict resolution among employees; ensuring adherence to legal and organizational policies and procedures; undertaking disciplinary actions if the need arises; and completing annual performance evaluations

  • Maintain and approve direct report timesheets and expense reports, PTO requests, and other personnel records

  • Attend regular production meetings, as well as departmental and interdepartmental meetings when required

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • Prior experience in a management role of a theater production department. Formal, informal, and cross-disciplinary experiences will be considered

  • Experience, ability, and commitment to work with a diverse community of individuals and teams

  • Strong ability to lead a team, delegate and communicate effectively across multiple departments

  • Ability to read and assimilate information from technical design drawings

  • Aptitude in crafting and overseeing budgets required; budget management experience preferred

  • Proven experience in handling production and design processes on large scale productions

  • Working knowledge of IATSE, AFM, USA, SDC, AEA and LORT collective bargaining agreements

  • Demonstrated computer skills including G-Suite, Dropbox, and Microsoft Office

  • Working knowledge of and willingness to promote current health and safety practices of the theater industry

  • Demonstrated creative judgment, excellent problem-solving skills, and attention to detail

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability and willingness to exercise professional courtesy and discretion at all times, and maintain confidentiality as required

  • Adaptability to changing priorities, deadlines and numerous concurrent projects necessary

  • Must be willing and able to work flexible hours/days reflective of the dynamic schedule of a theater which includes evenings and weekends.

 o Pay: Compensation: Base Salary in the range of $65,000 - $80,000 annually Benefits: Second Stage offers a full benefits package including vacation, medical and dental insurance, retirement plan, life insurance and long-term disability coverage upon eligibility.

 

 

Dallas Theater Center 

o Seeking: Associate Artistic Director, Staff Electrician, Director of Public Works, Associate Producer of Public Works, Lead Carpenter, Stage Management Observers, Production Overhire & Artistic Internships 

o Location: Dallas, Texas 

o Website: https://www.dallastheatercenter.org

For more information: https://www.dallastheatercenter.org/work-at-dtc/?fbclid=IwAR2tdyPXQi5FN4vLDDWyqseAKPWn8epMbpwZiKNrO7UfY0-zzgPOYVjKMEg

The mission of DTC is to engage, entertain and inspire our diverse community by creating experiences that stimulate new ways of thinking and living. We will do this by consistently producing plays, educational programs, and other initiatives that are of the highest quality and reach the broadest possible constituency.

 

Production Assistant, Steppenwolf Theatre

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is seeking candidates for the full-time temporary position of Production Assistant for shows in their upcoming 2021-2022 Season.  The Production Assistant works as part of the Stage Management team and is responsible for assisting the Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager in daily operations during pre-production, rehearsals, tech, and run of the show. We are looking for Production Assistants for the following shows in our upcoming season: 1919, King James, Seagull, and Choir Boy. Dates for these shows are listed below. Candidates may be considered for one or multiple shows. Please indicate in your application if there are any shows you are not available for.  This position reports to the Assistant Production Manager.

 

o Location: Chicago, IL 

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

o Website: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=11489&clientkey=FFA63F8D7510DAA0AAC6BCEC71DBE021&fbclid=IwAR3sRLVzi0PFvIAbAqNK3hcu1HZbJD2DpalytoJYm4B2Z1SPO1b2eQKMtWI

 

o Job Requirements: Assist Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager in daily operations during pre-production, rehearsals, tech, previews, and through performances. Duties may include helping to create Stage Management paperwork, tracking and setting props and costumes, being on book, and taking line notes.

  • Setting up and maintaining the rehearsal room and rehearsal supplies.

  • Manage and maintain green room hospitality, including making coffee, keeping green room clean, and keeping hospitality supplies stocked.

  • This position evolves into a run crew position on the show, with a specific emphasis on props. Run crew duties may include presetting props, managing prop perishables, operating scenery, participating in scene and intermission shifts, and other run crew duties as assigned. 

  • Support all understudy rehearsals, which includes setting props and helping with scenic shifts, being on book, and running lines with understudies.

  • The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

 

  • Experience or familiarity working in theater, performing arts, events management, or similar field in either a professional or educational setting. Stage Management and/or Run Crew experience is preferred, but not required. 

  • Excellent communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to interact with a diverse range of collaborators and creative processes. 

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to follow directions, work independently and multi-task.

  • Creative problem solving and a general curiosity/openness to continual learning and growth. 

  • Commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status.

  • Basic computer skills (including familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Dropbox).

Dates:

 

Subscriptions shows:

All subscription shows rehearse and perform Tuesday-Sundays, with Mondays off. All shows have the potential to extend beyond the listed closing date. 

 

King James

Pre-production: January 18, 2022

First Rehearsal: January 25

Tech Begins: February 19

Opens: March 6

Closing: April 3, 2022

 

Seagull

Pre-production: March 22, 2022

First Rehearsal: March 29

Tech Begins: April 23

Opens: May 8

Closing: June 12, 2022

 

Choir Boy

Pre-production: May 10, 2022

First Rehearsal: May 17

Tech Begins: June 11

Opens: June 26

Closes: July 24, 2022

 

Steppenwolf for Young Adults: 

The Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) show rehearses and performs Monday-Saturday, with Sundays off. Performance weeks include morning student matinees Monday-Friday, Friday evening, and Saturday afternoon & evening performances. This show also has the potential to tour to community centers and juvenile justice facilities.

 

1919

Pre-production: December 27, 2021

First Rehearsal: January 3, 2022

Tech Begins: January 27

Opens: February 5

Closing: March 5, 2022

 

o Pay: $16.50/Hour 

 

o Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and three references by July 15, 2021. 

 

 

People and Culture Director, Steppenwolf Theatre

o Location: Chicago, IL 

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

o Website: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=10912&clientkey=FFA63F8D7510DAA0AAC6BCEC71DBE021

 

o Job Requirements: 

  • Strategy

    • Collaborates with the General Manager and Executive leadership to understand the theater’s goals and strategy related to organizational culture, staffing, recruiting, and retention.

    • Provides guidance and strategic direction for all dimensions of the business impacting the organization’s structure, staffing, employee engagement, and employee relations.

    • Advises the Executive Director, Artistic Director, General Manager, and other members of the senior management team on the human resource implications and risks related to key issues and important strategic decisions.

  • Talent Management 

    • Administers or oversees the administration of people and culture programs including, but not limited to: compensation, benefits, and leave; disciplinary matters; disputes and investigations; performance and talent management; productivity, recognition, and morale; and training and development.

    • Identifies staffing and recruiting needs; develops and executes best practices for hiring and talent management.

  • Idea

    • Partners with the General Manager and the Associate People and Culture Director to develop a holistic people and culture strategy that deepens the commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) at Steppenwolf. 

    • Leads the program management of Steppenwolf’s IDEA work with the staff, board and ensemble; including, but not limited to, coordinating the development and implementation of priority initiatives and actions by the staff-driven IDEA Action Council plus the Ensemble and Board of Trustees efforts.  Supports the IDEA Steering Committee in its creation and organizational-wide oversight role. 

    • Identifies and manages IDEA partner relationships and recruits facilitators and outside support, when needed. 

    • Supports and shepherds affinity spaces for interested staff. 

    • Serves as the primary liaison with Enrich Chicago, a collaborative of over 40 Chicagoland arts and philanthropic organizations committed to ending systemic racism in the arts.

  • Operations 

    • Adopts and institutionalizes leading-edge human resources methods, systems, and tools that elevate Steppenwolf’s human resource capacity and establishes consistent best practices.

    • Plans, leads, develops, coordinates, and implements policies, processes, training, initiatives, and surveys to support the organization’s human resource compliance and strategy needs.

    • Develops, monitors, implements and adjusts, when needed, departmental budget (via Excel).

    • Ability to translate People and Culture initiatives into accessible data and present it in a clear, concise and compelling manner. 

    • Supervises one full time Associate People and Culture Director who manages benefit administration, oversees payroll, onboarding, worker’s comp, cultural HR events, and aspects of talent management.

  • Compliance /New Technology 

    • Monitors and ensures the organization’s compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommended best practices; reviews and modifies policies and practices to maintain compliance.

    • Maintains knowledge of trends, best practices, regulatory changes, and new technologies in human resources, talent management, and employment law; applies this knowledge to communicate changes in policy, practice, and resources to upper management.

    • Works closely with pro-bono employment counsel on employment-related personnel issues.

  • Major Objectives: Within the first 3-12 months, the People and Culture will achieve the following objectives:

    • Ensure that the People and Culture deliverables from the organization’s IDEA Action Plan are progressing and hitting deadlines. Communicate to constituents about progress in a regular and timely manner. 

    • Develop and implement a strong, flexible human resources infrastructure that can meet the needs of Steppenwolf, a beloved Chicago arts organization, as we recover from a year of closure. 

    • Serve as an effective business partner and advisor to the General Manager and Executive Director on all issues around managing people in a dynamic and creative environment. 

    • Working closely with the Director of Operations, transition administrative staff back to the office in a hybrid mode post-COVID.

o Qualifications: Successful candidates will have: 

  • Demonstrable experience advocating for and activating inclusion, diversity, equity, and access in their professional and personal lives. 

  • A deep commitment to working with diverse groups in terms of gender expression, race, sexual orientation, religion, ability, age, class, and immigrant status. 

  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills.

  • Excellent organizational/project management skills and attention to detail.

  • Possess excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • The ability to manage up, sidewise and down with class and calm. 

  • Proven strong supervisory and leadership skills within an HR/People and Culture department.

  • Ability to quickly adapt to the needs of the organization and employees.

  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and communication IT tools that best support human resource communication. 

  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP highly preferred.

  • Preference to those who have non-profit arts HR experience.

 

o Pay: $70,000- $90,000 per year 

 

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 

o Seeking: Assistant Artistic Producer, Associate Artistic Producer, Director of Finance, Scenic Carpenter. Assistant Ticket Office Manager, Program Manager

o Location: Milwaukee, WI 

o Website: https://www.milwaukeerep.com 

For more information: https://www.milwaukeerep.com/about/work-us/jobs/?fbclid=IwAR2lXyj99fIOhY8MmQ5n4XRveG1wEqPl2mL_9w7A1-WVpLoZhqwUDc-2Crc

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values and encourages a diverse workforce. We invite you to review jobs that are currently available. 

Full-time employee benefits include health, dental and voluntary vision and disability insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plan; parking programs and complimentary tickets.

Application Instructions

Send your letter, resume and salary history (PDF or Word attachments only) to the email address listed in the job listing.

 

The Kate Spade New York Foundation

o To honor Kate Spade’s legacy of empowering and inspiring women and girls, the National Council for Behavioral Health is excited to provide complimentary Mental Health First Aid trainings to communities throughout the five boroughs of New York City and New Jersey and in partnership with organizations that specifically support these populations. 

What is Mental Health First Aid?

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

The National Council for Behavioral Health shares Kate Spade New York Foundation’s belief in “the power of women to transform their communities” through empowerment.  In support of this mission, we are offering through a competitive application process, select Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information


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


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES 


NYFA City Artist Corps Grants 

New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) is pleased to partner with the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), with support from the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), to launch City Artist Corps Grants. City Artist Corps Grants is part of City Artist Corps, a new $25 million recovery initiative designed to help artists who were both hard hit by the pandemic and who may have been left out of other local and federal funding opportunities. City Artist Corps Grants are intended to support NYC-based working artists who have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19. The program will distribute one-time $5,000 grants to over 3000 artists to help sustain their practice and engage the public across New York City’s five boroughs this summer beginning July. Artists working in any discipline are eligible to apply. City Artist Corps Grants applications and grant announcements will roll out over the summer in various cycles.  For all cycles, artists will be screened for eligibility and grant recipients will be selected by lottery. City Artist Corps Grants are administered in partnership with re-grant and arts service organizations to support outreach, provide technical assistance for prospective applicants, and inform the grantee selection process in service of the city’s diverse cultural communities. Partners include: Asian American Arts Alliance, A.R.T./New York, Black Public Media, Brooklyn Arts Council, Bronx Council on the Arts, Bronx Documentary Center, Dance/NYC, Firelight Media, Flushing Town Hall, Indie Theater Fund, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), MakerSpace NYC, New Music USA, Poets & Writers, Queens Theatre, and Staten Island Arts.

o Deadline: November 12 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Applicants must be current residents of New York City (5 boroughs) and have maintained residency since January 2020.

  • Applicants must be artists with a demonstrated sustained, ongoing creative practice in any creative discipline 

  • Applicants must provide documentation of their creative practice from anytime in the past 2 years (2019 and/or 2020).

  • Applicants must apply with a creative public engagement activity that meets the above criteria. Applicants can apply with an activity that is yet to be confirmed (in terms of presentation date and location). 

  • Artists can only apply once in each Cycle and can only receive one (1) grant through the City Artist Corps Grants program. 

  • Applicants can be past recipients of any of NYFA’s grant programs, including 2020/2021 COVID-19 Emergency Grants 

  • Applicants must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).

  • Applicants must be 21 years or older on of before June 8, 2021

  • A family member, friend or a support person may apply on behalf of an artist who is unable to complete the application on their own. 

  • Applicants cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program

  • Applicants cannot be an employee of NYFA, the City of New York, or any partnering organization supporting the City Artist Corps Grants program. This includes board members of these organizations or an immediate family member to any of those listed.

  • All funded creative engagement activities must take place between July 10 and October 31, 2021

  • All grant recipients need to submit a final report by November 12, 2021

  • After reviewing applications for completeness and eligibility, qualifying applicants will be selected for funding via a lottery process. 

  • All eligible public engagement activities (with flexible activity dates) that are not selected in Cycle 1 will automatically be placed into the upcoming cycle lottery for selection. The applicant will not need to complete a new application form. 

  • Funded creative engagement activities and activity location, along with the applicant’s name may be made public throughout the duration of the program, by NYFA or the City.

  • Funds will be distributed in 2 installments:  

    • Installment 1 $4,000 – on selection

    • Installment 2 $1,000 – on successful completion of the final report. 

  • All funded creative engagement activities must be visually documented with a minimum of 2 photographs taken during the activity, with documentation provided in the final report. 

o Contact: 212-366-6900

o Application Information

 

Californian Humanities Project Grants 

Project Grants ($10,000 to $20,000) are awarded twice a year to large scale public humanities projects of up to two-years duration from the award date. Appropriate programming formats include but are not limited to virtual and in-person interpretive exhibits, community dialogue and discussion series, workshops and participatory activities, presentations and lectures, conversations and forums, and interactive and experiential activities. Eligibility is limited to California-based nonprofit organizations and non-federal public agencies. Note: Awards must be matched with an equivalent amount of cash or in-kind resources over the life of the project.

o Deadline: August 2nd 5pm PT

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply.

o Address:538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607

o Contact: 415.391.1474

o Application Information 

 

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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

o Address:​ New York City Department of Cultural Affairs 31 Chambers Street New York, New York 10007

o Contact: 212.513.9300

o 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

o Address:​ HERE Program 145 Sixth Ave New York, NY 10013

o Contact: 212.647.0202

o 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region

o Address:​ 2000 Avenue of the StarsSuite 1000S Los Angeles, CA 9006

o Contact: info@annenberg.org

o Application Information 

 

Artist Rescue Trust 

The next evolution of the Artist Rescue Trust program is a partnership with Grant for the Web. They have awarded us a grant allowing us to directly fund more artists and help them educate anyone about Web Monetization as an emerging and potential revenue stream. One that doesn't rely on advertising, pay walls, and bad data privacy practices. It's an innovative way forward to help build a healthier internet.

Web Monetization is a new and open technology that aims to provide a better way to access and financially reward  creators through streaming micropayments - aka tiny fractions of a penny - to instantly flow to artists and creators as people read, watch and listen to their work.

While we want to support artists now with immediate financial assistance, we also want to help support the future financial opportunities for all artists. So this is why we’ve built a learning component into our grant application process. We will also be releasing a series of Web Monetization tutorials that will dive deeper into how you can make it part of your online world.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Eligibility:Be 18+

  • Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in the United States, District of Columbia, or U.S. Territories (e.g. citizen, green card holder, and/or permanent resident who can provide a W9 and SSN or ITIN).

  • Be a professional, actively practicing musician or artist whose primary source of income is made through live performances, tours, gallery openings, book tours/readings, or other bookings/events and not working on a regular salary basis for one employer.

  • Demonstrate a commitment to current and ongoing activity in their artistic discipline/s.

  • Show a demonstrated need for emergency relief to recover the immediate loss of income through cancellations and bookings due to COVID19.

  • Not be enrolled in unemployment benefits.

  • Not a full-time employee, board member, director, officer, or immediate family member of any of the coalition partners;

  • Not previously awarded a relief grant from this fund.

O 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.

o Deadline: Ongoing

o Application Fee:$25

o When: 2-8 weeks

o 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.

o Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities 2075 Johnson Rd. Carlisle, KY 40311

o Contact: artcroft@msn.com

O Application Information


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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