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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 It presents the best unpublished play of the year with a cash prize of $3,000 and a full production as part of BPP’s Mainstage season, along with travel reimbursement.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  • Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).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 


Recover Me Seeks Monologues 

Recover-Me's third annual event to raise a deeper understanding of mental illness through visual and performing arts is now accepting submissions for this year's hybred in person and virtual event!                                 

o Deadline:September 18

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:Submit one to two pieces. Short paragraph explaining your art/relationship to your mental health. Looking for scenes, monologues, songs, movement pieces, and poetry about but not limited to the following:

  • DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder)

  • Schizophrenia

  • Depression

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Bipolar 1 and 2

  • PTSD

  • Trauma

  • Eating Disorders

o Categories:​ Scenes, Monologues, Songs 

o Contact:​ recover.me.project@gmail.com 

o Submission Information 

The Strides Collective Emerging Playwrights Initiative 

The Strides Collective offers a special opportunity for emerging playwrights to have a chance to have their scripts edited, workshopped, and performed. These programs can take the form of full residencies, which culminate in some sort of final produced element, or workshops, which are strictly developmental processes with no final audience-facing production. To us, Emerging Playwrights are those who have not had their work fully produced before or may not have the resources or means to have their work developed otherwise. Wherever you’re young in your playwriting career or seeking a change of direction in your life, we’d be happy to consider your work.          

o Deadline:September 8

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Submissions are open to emerging, queer-identifying playwrights in PA, NJ, DE, and NY. The following qualifications must also be met:

  • You must be 18+ to submit.

  • Scripts should be full-length plays of at least 50 pages.

  • Plays submitted should not have had a full production; workshops and other readings are okay.

  • Plays should call for no more than 5 actors (doubling of parts is fine).

  • A PDF of a 20-page selection of your full script

  • A separate PDF of the full draft of the script

  • A short artistic statement about yourself and your play

  • Please include your last name and the title of your piece in the file names (i.e. LastName_PlayTitle.pdf)

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays

o Contact:​ thestridescollective@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

 

Two Strikes Theater Collective Brown Sugar Bake-Off Seeks 10-Minute Plays 

o Deadline:September 3

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: If by email, format of the script: PDF, with playwright contact information removed (Blind Submission)

  • The length of plays wanted: 10-minute

  • Eligibility: Black women and Black non-binary persons

  • Playwright can submit more than one play 

  • Submitters will be notified by email in mid-September

o Categories:​ Short Plays

o Contact:tstc.baltimore@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

 

Gallery Players 25th Annual Black Box New Play Fetival 

Gallery Players is seeking plays for its 25th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held online January/February 2022. Each play selected will be given a virtual production with non-Equity actors. Playwrights must be available via Zoom or some other virtual venue for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play. We are specifically seeking plays from the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Color) playwriting community.

o Deadline:September 17

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ Plays must be written to be performed via Zoom. The play can either be written expressly for a Zoom presentation, or must be adaptable to a Zoom format.

  • Plays must be un-produced (readings are OK); must be the play’s world premiere

  • Length of play: 10 minutes. No monologues. No period costume pieces.

  • You may submit no more than two (2) plays

  • Pages must be numbered

  • A cover page with title of the play and playwright’s contact information is required, along with a plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown

  • Playwrights cannot direct their own work

  • Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

    • Gallery Players Black Box New Play Festival 199 14th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215

  • We will only contact you if your play has been accepted into the festival. If you want confirmation that your mailing was received, please include a self-addressed stamped return postcard.

  • We do not accept emailed submissions

  • We do not return scripts. Any scripts not chosen for the Festival will be destroyed to protect the copyright.

o Categories:​ Monologue, Short Plays, Full-Length Plays 

o Submission Information 

 

Lift Every Voice: Black Women Speak Monologue and SHort Play Festival 

Fantasy Theatre Factory in Miami, Florida, understands that black female playwrights are underserved when it comes to the production of their work. We are holding a call for black female playwrights from the United States to submit monologues and short plays that reflect their personal experience, their dreams, joys and hopes. These monologues and short plays will be presented live by Fantasy Theatre Factory on February 26, 2022 and a filmed version will run on their YouTube channel for a month afterwards. An honorarium will be paid to those playwrights whose scripts are selected.

o Deadline:October 31

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:Submissions accepted from female black playwrights who reside in the United States.

  • Three submissions per writer maximum.

  • The monologue may be part of a larger work or a stand-alone piece.

  • The short plays should have all female casts

  • Deadline for submissions is October 31, 2021; midnight EDT.

  • Monologue should read between 1 and 3 minutes; short plays between 5 and 10 minutes. (Please time your work before submitting.)

  • Submit work as a PDF document

  • Cover page - include: name, mailing address, phone and email address.

o Categories:​ Monologue, Short Plays

o Contact:blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

 

That Uppity Theatre Company Submissions for LGBTQ+ Anthology

Submissions sought for an LGBTQ+ anthology of writing by trans and non binary playwrights of 5-10 minute plays that reflects trans and non binary perspectives for possible publication in a volume edited by Joan Lipkin and Jon Fraser.

o Deadline:October 15

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:We would accept an excerpt from a longer piece that stands well on its own.

  • Include a brief bio of the author, where, if applicable the play has been performed, and a synopsis of the play. Various aesthetics are welcomed. We are not only looking for realism.

  • We only accept pieces for which the artist owns copyrights, if previously published, and can reprint without charge or penalty. 

  • All playwrights will retain the rights to their work. 

  • All submissions will be read multiple times, including by a diverse LGBTQ+ committee. 

  • An honorarium will be provided.

o Categories:play, one-act, 10-minute

o Contact:Thatuppitytheatrecompany@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 


The Garbologists -  Equity Video Submissions


Seeking Equity actors for our upcoming production of The Garbologists (see breakdown). No roles will be understudied.SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN Email a link of your audition (Vimeo or unlisted YouTube), along with your headshot and resume (PDF) with the subject line: The Garbologists SUBMISSION – Your Name. Deadline: September 8, 2021, 6:00 p.m. EDT. PLEASE BE SURE YOUR NAME IS INCLUDED IN THE FILE NAME OF YOUR PHOTOS AND RESUMES. If you need any help creating a video submission, you can find some helpful tips on our website: 

o Pay: $739 Weekly 

o Deadline: September 8

o Audition Information 


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


BACKSTAGE


Girls Write Now 

Girls Write Now is the first writing and mentoring organization for girls and gender-expansive youth. We are a passionate and multi-generational community with a 25 year track record of success. These positions, all rooted in writing, mentoring, equity and wellness, will lead Girls Write Now through an exciting period of growth as we build a powerhouse of unheard voices across industries. Check out our new positions!

o Seeking: Community Manager, Development Manager, Fellow 

o Eligibility: Do you have at minimum a college degree?

  • Are you a consummate, detail-oriented systems-person?

  • Are you an excellent writer who loves and appreciates literature?

  • Are you digital media savvy—both multimedia and social media?

  • Do you want to be part of shaping program development?

  • Do you thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing, super-collaborative environment, where work will be iterative and priorities shifting in concert with your team, while producing deliverables to multiple supervisors?

o Location: New York, NY

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

For more information: 

https://www.girlswritenow.org/new-positions-at-girls-write-now/

 

Assistant Production Manager, Hartford Stage 

o The Assistant Production Manager’s main responsibility is collaborating with the Director of Production on all aspects of running the production department.   In addition the Assistant Production Manager will facilitate the production department expense ledger, payroll, department expense payments and calendars.  The position is also the primary production manager of Hartford Stage events, taking the lead in staffing, execution and ensuring appropriate safety protocols are followed by both staff and outside guests.  

 

o Location: Hartford, CT 

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

O Website: https://www.productionondeck.com/hartfordstage 

 

o Job Requirements: Assist in the planning of the each season by contributing to the creation of the season calendar, show selection, budgeting and departmental goals.

  • Contribute to the creation of show budgets.

  • Assist in the development of design teams in conjunction with the Director of Production, Artistic and show directors.

  • Aid Director of Production in designer inquiries and contracting.

  • In conjunction with Director of Production review show cost estimates with department heads to insure meeting artistic and designer goals and objectives.

  • Review show crew needs and assist in hiring crews for individual shows.

  • Assist with expense projection reporting and collaborate with Director of Production on reporting protocols and procedures.

  • Schedule regular show production meetings between all members of the production team, record minutes and distribute meeting notes.

  • Maintain Master Calendar for the company.  Post all calendars, Master and Stage Management, on internal company website

  • Produce check requests for production management needs and receipts.

  • Maintain primary expense account spreadsheet for the production department.

  • Execute all designer contracts and tax forms.  Process all designer contracts and payments with designer’s agents and USA Local 829.

  • Process all designer reimbursements.

  • Process and submit weekly timesheets and payroll summary to Business Manager or Finance Director.  Meet weekly with Business Manager to reconcile production payroll numbers.

  • Process and record all time off requests for production department.

  • Lead as the primary production manager for various Hartford Stage events, including but not limited to Outside Rentals, Annual Meeting, Annual Gala and special presentations.

  • Collaborate with Director of Production in the promotion of a safe working culture; upholding Hartford Stage safety practices and current best theater practice.

  • Receive and report accident reports to the Director of Production and General Management.

  • In conjunction with Director of Production attend and lead technical rehearsals and previews insuring artistic, designer and staff goals are meet while adhering to safe work practices.

  • Cover Director of Production’s duties in their absence.

 

Facilities and Operations

  • Manage and coordinate the operation support for the Rehearsal Halls (RH) and Administrative office space (AOS).

  • Collaborate with Director of Production on the creation of facility and operations budgets and determining best expense practices.

  • Secondary point of contact for emergency calls regarding security and fire alarms.

 

Staff Management

  • Lead the production department in the absence of the Director of Production overseeing all department heads, company manager and stage management staff.

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Hours will vary based upon departmental needs including changeover, tech, performances and events allowing for flexible scheduling and an ability to work from home as necessary.

 

Qualifications 

  • Prior experience in a production department management role or cross-disciplinary position. 

  • Excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal communication.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and be detail and deadline oriented;

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google documents (Calendar) with particular emphasis on Excel skills.

  • Proven experience with budgeting and forecasting.

  • Proven experience in handling projects of all sized but particularly those of a large scale.

  • Must have a creative aesthetic and be able to work with theatre artists and designers in a close, personal manner while providing discretion and confidentiality as needed. 

  • Proven leadership in the field or in other fields that showcase ability to be a team player.

  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration, flexibility and patience in group settings.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict management and resolution.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racist practice, as well as their direct impacts on Production and decision-making.

  • Understanding, knowledge or experience with collective bargaining agreements; particularly USA, AEA, SDC and LORT.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through

  • Excellent diplomatic skills

  • Strong personal initiative, stamina, flexibility, efficiency and adaptability in an ever changing environment while handling concurrent projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to encourage and model a positive team dynamic

 

 o Pay: $45,000 - $49,000 

 

 

Costume Shop Director, Hartford Stage 

O The Costume Shop Director is responsible for leading the costume shop whose primary purpose is to fabricate, acquire, assemble, and/or fit all costumes, wigs and accessories for all Hartford Stage productions.   The Costume Shop Director works closely with the Director of Production in facilitating the budgeting and implementation of the design while maintaining a safe work space. 

 

o Location: Hartford, CT 

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

O Website: https://www.productionondeck.com/hartfordstage 

 

o Job Requirements: Work with costume designers and directors to realize each design

  • Maintain departmental labor, production, and maintenance budgets.

  • Oversee all work flow in each area including crafts, wigs, wardrobe, and costume shop.  Determine the “over-hire” needs for each production.

  • Order all supplies, tools, and machinery.

  • Oversee the maintenance of all machinery in the costume shop.  Keep an active list of repair people.  This includes the maintenance of the washers, dryer, dye vat, irons, Merrow machines, and all sewing machines.

  • Assist the designers in shopping, swatching, fabric shopping, and organizing rentals.  Assist the designer in fittings as needed.

  • Coordinate with designer, drapers, and stage manager to arrange fitting schedules.

  • Work closely with the stage manager in accommodating any “new discoveries” made in rehearsal.

  • Oversee the maintenance of the wardrobe stock and warehouse.  Report any damage or problems to the Director of Production.

  • Establish a rental policy and record rental contracts.

  • Coordinate and curate the costume stock including determination of donations.

  • Oversee all returns and exchanges on purchased costume pieces.

  • During tech week the costume shop director may take notes for the designer (unless they choose to take their own).  Responsible for the proper distribution and completion of any and all notes.

  • Attend departmental meetings.

  • Attend or delegate surrogate to attend all production meetings, tech rehearsals and preview performances deemed necessary by Director of Production.  

  • Recommend capital acquisitions when appropriate.

  • Maintain open lines of communication with Director of Production on department and institutional issues.

  • Oversee, maintain and approve timesheets and time off requests of department staff.

  • When possible, provide assistance or advice to other departments.

  • When possible, solicit, undertake, and manage projects from outside Hartford Stage.

  • Determine and facilitate department protocols and practices around fittings, fitting rooms and dressing rooms that provide a safe and equitable environment. 

 

Staff Management 

  • Manage all Costume Shop staff including Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Draper, First Hand, Wardrobe Supervisor, and Over hire drapers, first hands, stitchers, crafts, wigs and wardrobe and wigs running  crew.

  • Conduct yearly evaluations of all regular year-round and seasonal costume, wardrobe, and wig staff.

 

Work Environment

  • Work hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM, or as current department schedule indicates. Load-ins, techs, strikes, and overtime as required.

 

Qualifications 

  • At least 3 years working in a management role of a theater production department or cross-disciplinary position.

  • Excellent organizational, management, and interpersonal communication.

  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and be detail and deadline oriented;

  • Demonstrated computer skills, primarily with Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrated experience in interpreting renderings/sketches into realized finished costumes.

  • Proven experience with budgeting and forecasting.

  • Proven experience in handling projects of all sizes but particularly those of a large scale.

  • Must have a creative aesthetic and be able to work with theatre artists and designers in a close, personal manner while providing discretion and confidentiality as needed.

  • Proven leadership in the field or in other fields that model dynamic leadership abilities.

  • Demonstrated experience of collaboration, flexibility and patience in group settings and designer styles.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict management and resolution.

 

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racist practice, as well as their direct impacts on costumes and decision-making.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent diplomatic skills

  • Strong personal initiative, stamina,  flexibility, efficiency and adaptability in an ever changing environment while handling concurrent projects simultaneously.

  • Ability to encourage and model a positive team dynamic

  • Comprehensive understanding of draping, sewing, costume construction, pattern making, budget management and running wardrobe on shows

  • Exceptional attention to detail and commitment to follow-through

  • Knowledge of and commitment to current health and safety practices of theater.

 

 o Pay: $55,000 - $60,000 

 

Dallas Theater Center 

o Seeking: Associate Director of Development, Video Production Engineer, Lead Audio Engineer, Resident Stage Manager, Manager of Corporate Relations, Resident Production Stage Manager, Draper, Associate Artistic Director 

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.

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 


LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Engagement 

Creative Engagement is an arts funding program that provides seed grants to individual artists and nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that offer Manhattan communities diverse artistic experiences. Each year, the program supports over 150 arts projects in Manhattan, including concerts, performances, public art, exhibitions, screenings, festivals, workshops, readings and more. Through this grant program LMCC will award over $500,000 for projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1–December 31, 2022. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 14 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applicants will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements:Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public. In the case of workshops and participatory programs, participant recruitment must be open to the general public and reflected accordingly in outreach and promotional plans.

o The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples. 

o Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • ●  Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach a Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • ●  Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

  • ●  Project budget must show a Creative Engagement request amount of no more than
    75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • ●  All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • ●  Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Engagement.

  • ●  Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Engagement, including those requesting both City and State funds.

  • ●  Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.

o Address:125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: ​Flannery Winchester, Program Associate, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 119 or CreativeEngagement@LMCC.net

o Application Information  

 

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: Creative Learning

Creative Learning is a grant program designed to support and develop the capacity of Manhattan’s teaching artists and small arts organizations to provide in-depth, community-based arts education and enrichment projects and programming to participants of all ages including youth, adults, and/or seniors. The program aims to support effective and innovative approaches to artist-led, age- and skills-appropriate instruction outside of the school setting, as well as education-based approaches to participatory arts projects. This program supports projects serving communities from Inwood to the Battery taking place between January 1 – December 31, 2022. The program funding provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs’ Greater New York Arts Development Fund, and the New York State Council on the Arts’ (NYSCA) Statewide Community Regrants (formerly the Decentralization program). 

o Deadline: September 14 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Creative Learning supports sequential, skills-based arts study and participatory arts projects incorporating one or more art forms..

  • Project Requirements:

  • • Project activities may be dedicated to a discrete group of participants. Registration
    must be open and accessible for the target participants and reflected accordingly in outreach and participant recruitment plans.
    o Project activities may be a series of in-person workshops, distance learning activities offered solely through online or via other personal media, or a combination of in-person activities with complementary distance learning activities. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.
    o Projects designed for entirely remote instruction must offer opportunities for live/synchronous participation with the teaching artist. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

    • Projects may, but are not required to, culminate in a public event or finished product such as an exhibit, performance, or presentation. LMCC encourages projects that feature opportunities for familial and community involvement.

    • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Manhattan. In the case of distance learning projects, outreach and recruitment plans must demonstrate reach to Manhattan-based participants.

    • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

    • Project must hold at least three (3) sequential contact sessions between the same teaching artist and group of participants.

    • Project budget must show a Creative Learning request amount of no more than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

    • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. LMCC strongly encourages the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

    • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to Creative Learning.

    • Applicants may only submit one (1) proposal requesting support for one (1) project from Creative Learning, including those requesting both City and State funds.

    • Applicants may also apply to the SU-CASA program, administered in Manhattan by LMCC and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), provided it is for a different project.

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o Address:125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Emerson Chang, Program Associate, Artist Services 212-219-9401 ext. 107 or CreativeLearning@LMCC.net

o Application Information  

 

LMCC Manhattan Arts Grant: UMEZ Arts Engagement

UMEZ Arts Engagement is a grant program designed to enhance the diversity and frequency of arts and cultural presentations in Upper Manhattan. The program provides direct support for these activities to Upper Manhattan’s artists and nonprofit arts organizations under the guiding principle that support for artists of diverse disciplines, practices, cultural backgrounds, and career stages contributes to the vibrancy and sustainability of the communities in which they live and work. UMEZ Arts Engagement invites proposals from artists and arts organizations that are 1) based in Upper Manhattan and 2) presenting arts projects or programming serving Upper Manhattan between January 1–December 31, 2022. Program funding is provided by the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation (UMEZ). The UMEZ Arts Engagement program is administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC)

o Deadline: September 14 5PM 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applications will be accepted for projects in any artistic discipline that meet the following requirements: Project must include a public component: an opportunity to access and engage with the arts that is promoted and available to the general public.

  • The public component may be a single or series of in-person presentations, activities designed to be experienced solely online, or a combination of in- person presentations with complementary online engagements. Please see the Application Tips for project examples.

  • Projects intended to be experienced solely online must offer an opportunity for live/synchronous or active audience engagement. If you are considering applying with this type of project, please contact LMCC staff prior to the deadline for additional guidance.

  • Public in-person activities of the project must be located in Upper Manhattan, defined as north of 98th Street on the east side of Fifth Avenue; and north of 110th Street on the west side. In the case of online programming, public activities must reach an Upper Manhattan audience as demonstrated by the outreach and promotional plans.

  • Project activities must take place between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

  • Project budget must show a UMEZ Arts Engagement request amount of no more
    than 75% of the total project budget. Other planned income sources may include cash or in-kind contributions. Please see the Application Tips and Project Budget Template for guidance in accurately calculating this percentage and developing a working, balanced budget.

  • All participating professional artists must be guaranteed a fee, indicated in the project budget. UMEZ and LMCC strongly encourage the use of funds toward artist fees and other project personnel.

  • Applicants may not be a lead artist or key partner in more than one proposal to UMEZ Arts Engagement.

  • Applicants may also apply to LMCC’s Creative Engagement program for the same or different project in the same fiscal year.

o Address:125 Maiden Lane, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10038

o Contact: Lina Alfonso, Program Manager, Grants & Services 212-219-9401 ext. 129 or UMAE@LMCC.net

o Application Information  

 

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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