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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS 


19th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival

All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 19th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary, international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  The festival will occur over two weeks in early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through January 24, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Jan. 1), and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Performance Art, Dance, Video, Film, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events, box-office shares, & more!

o Deadline:​ Fri Dec. 31, 2021 (No Submission Fee) Final Deadline: Mon Jan. 24, 2021 

o Application Fee: $25 Reading Fee required after December 31st

o Eligibility:​ If you are applying from out-of-town: (25+ miles from New York City), you must include a note about how you intend to produce your show (& cast, direct, execute a local publicity campaign, etc.) if you are out of town. You may use the “Performance History” section of the form. All shows must be locally produced.

  • Questions? – If you are applying in the Poetry, Dance, or Film categories, – or if you have any other questions about the submission process, please email a letter of interest: submissions [at] freshfruitfestival [dot] com. For short questions use our Contact Form. A full listing and download site for ALL festival hints, rules, tech notes, etc. will be published here soon.

  • Process: The application form must be completed entirely on-line, so we recommend that you please download and print a practice blank copy of the form HERE to prepare your answers in advance. On the real application below most spaces will expand as you type, and you will be able to upload files as .PDF .RTF .TXT or .DOC files, or simply provide tested links. When you are ready, go to the online application below (You can always update your information or files later via email):

o Categories:​ Plays

o Submission Information

 

 

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 

 

Athena Project Plays In Progress (PIP) Series

 

Athena Project’s Plays In Progress (PIP) Series exists to develop new theatrical works by women* playwrights. Selected playwrights work in consultation with a dramaturg, director, and cast to see their works performed at various levels, from table reads to staged performances, and receive audience feedback from post-presentation discussions. The Series also includes networking events for participating playwrights. Due to COVID-19, the 2020 and 2021 series have adapted to online formats. We plan to resume live, in-person performances in 2022.

Submissions are accepted March 1-April 15, 2021. Three to five new plays will be selected through an anonymous adjudication process and winners will be announced by October. The selected plays will receive a dramaturg, director, and cast for presentation as part of the 2022 PIP Series, held the first week of June in Denver, CO. Presentations will take the form of table reads, concert readings, and workshop performances. We encourage playwrights to attend the full Series and offer stipends to assist with expenses.*At Athena Project, we believe that “women” means many things and can be a complicated term. We recognize that “women” does not automatically include all aspects of the gender spectrum. We want to create a safer space for the expression and growth for all women, trans and gender nonconforming individuals.

o When/Where: Denver, CO 

o Deadline:​ March 1-April 15, 2021

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only one full-length script. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.

  • Only previously unproduced plays are eligible. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised prior to submission to PIP so the playwright receives the most benefit from this opportunity. (Presently, we cannot accept musicals.)

  • Submission must include: An anonymous script in PDF format. Do not include identifying information in this document.

    • Page 1 of the script must include Title, Character Breakdown, and Synopsis of script (200 word limit).

    •  Resume in PDF format - include contact and identifying information only in this document and the   submission form 

  • Submissions deadline is 11:59 pm MDT, April 2021 or sooner if we reach 315 submissions. Please submit early to ensure consideration.

  • Click here to complete your play submission. After you submit, you will see an immediate confirmation statement in the submission form informing you of receipt of your materials.

o Categories:New Works, Drama, Theatre 

o Contact:LiteraryManager@AthenaProjectArts.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 


Native Voices: 12th Annual Short Play Festival 

Short Plays  TRICKSTER : Coyotes, Rabbits, and Ravens, Oh My!  Many Native stories involve a Trickster, a cunning, crafty, clever, mischief-making being who often teaches humankind how to be while embodying what not to be. A Trickster is the ultimate disrupter. They can be charming, witty, funny, harsh, critical, but they have a truth to share with us if we only listen. And if we don’t listen? Well, they will find a way whether we like it or not. We promise: this isn't a trick! For our 2022 Short Play Festival, we invite you to tell a story inspired by a Trickster. These plays can be funny, sad, triumphant, or anything in between. The only rule: they must be 10 minutes long. They also must incorporate the theme "Trickster" (see? I tricked you! I said there was one rule but there's actually two!) Plays chosen to participate in the 12th Annual Short Play Festival will also be entered to win the Von Marie Atchley Excellence in Playwriting award – a $1,000 cash prize!!  Scripts longer than 15 pages or read aloud at longer than 10 minutes will not be accepted. Fresh, surprising perspectives are welcome, and unique theatricality is a must. 

 

       

o Deadline:January 10, 2022 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Please note that we only accept submissions written for the stage or theatre by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations artists. Please also note our new submission deadlines! We have reformatted our season so that the Short Play Festival will be performed in March, the Playwrights Retreat and Festival will remain in June, and our main production will rehearse in September with performances in October. 

o Categories:​ Short Plays 

o Submission Information 

 

Femuscripts Love Fest 10-minute plays from female-identifying or non-binary playwrights

Femuscripts presents the second annual production of the popular Love Fest, which will take place in February, 2022. We are seeking plays all on the theme of love. We’re talking about love of all kinds: friendship, pets, family, planet, romantic partners, kids, requited, unrequited… any and all love under the sun.          

o Deadline:December 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:We are looking for: Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only

  • Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only

  • Play must be short (about 10 minutes) 

  • Only one submission per playwright.

  • New plays only. Please do not send plays that have already had a full production (readings are okay). 

  • Submissions must be blind. 

  • Please include a title page (without your name), character breakdown, and a brief synopsis. 

  • Please send your script in PDF format only to: Femuscripts@gmail.com with the subject line: Love Fest Submission.  

  • In the body of your email message, please include contact information: email address, phone number and website (if applicable).

o Categories:​ One-Act Plays, Short Plays 

o Submission Information 

 

Live & In Color 

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical.The selected musical submission will have a two-week workshop in the fall at The Bingham Camp in Salem, Connecticut culminating in a staged presentation to an invited audience.

o Deadline:March 1, 2022 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:The musical must be able to be performed with 4 actors or less.

  • All submissions should include:

  • Single page synopsis

  • Single page character breakdown

  • Demo of score (2-3 songs)

  • Sample of dialogue (~10 pages)

  • Brief production/development history (properties with prior full productions not accepted.)

  • The playwright may submit more than one musical.

  • Properties with prior full productions not accepted

  • Finalists will be notified via email in the spring. 

o Categories:​ Musicals

o Contact:dennis@liveandincolor.org 

o Submission Information 

 

United Beyond Borders Hear Thalia’s Daughters Laughing seeks short comedic plays from female-identified playwrights for publication

This international volume is hoped to be multi-lingual, thus giving each playwright a chance to submit a short piece in their mother tongue and its translated into English version. Submissions from the United States/UK/Australia/Nigeria/etc. shall remain in original unless the author knows and speaks fluently another language or can work with a translator. The volume will have 10-12 comedies.           

o Deadline:December 31

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: The play must be a comedy (because the doctor is in the house and she has prescribed laughter),

  • The script must be written by a female identified playwright (because the volume is coordinated/commissioned via an organization dedicated to womxn playwrights exclusively),

  • The script must be short, i.e., no longer than 20-30 pages (because I, like you, crave for comedic essence),

  • The script must be composed during “the longest year of our lives,” or how I call 2020-21 (because the intention is to see how womxn have used laughter as a coping mechanism during the pandemic),

  • hence, it can be realistic, symbolic, absurd: you choose, you are free! It could have had a reading, two readings, or 1,000 readings on Zoom. 

  • Our main goal is to see how we understand and produce comedy worldwide and how we tap into our creative resources to deal with the trauma of a pandemic via mild to strong laughs. 

  • Submit your piece by New Year’s Eve of 2021 to fflorescu@pace.edu with the subject line “Thalia’s Daughters.” The process of reading, evaluating, and making a decision will commence with a good wine, a great laughter, and a chance to see womxn in their full, vibrant potential. Info about the publisher and how to devise our own apotropaic masks will be announced at a later date. 

o Categories:​ Plays, One-Act, Comedies

o Submission Information 

 

365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project

Welcome 2021 playwrights! We are entering our eighth year of writing pieces about 365 historical women a year! We would love to have you write with us! All of the information on how to participate is below. Because there was so much out of our control in 2020, you are able to write about any women you want, even if we’ve already covered them. (Usually, we don’t take duplicates) 

o Deadline:December 31

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:​ FIRST STEP: Choose a woman or women to write about. We definitely need more pieces about women from 1700s and prior and pieces on women who lived in Africa, Asia, and Australia. 

  • Once you have chosen some options, you will fill out the claim form

  • 2021 CLAIM FORM

  • SECOND STEP: You will receive a confirmation email. You are not officially writing about anyone until you have received this confirmation email from 365womenayear@gmail.com. It can take a few weeks to get a confirmation email depending on the volume of claims we receive. 

  • THIRD STEP: Happy writing. If at any point throughout the year, you get a hankering to write about someone else, simply fill out a new claim form.

  • Plays can be any length, any number of characters, any language, any genre (musicals included), and the playwriting format you are most comfortable with. PLEASE INCLUDE A LIST OF CHARACTERS at the beginning of the play. It is okay if more historical women end up in your piece than you claimed. When choosing someone very different than you, do your research and be thoughtful about what you are asking future actors to perform. 

  • FOURTH STEP: Submitting your piece. Please follow the directions, as your piece will not be officially submitted otherwise. 

  • You will email your piece to 365womenayear@gmail.com. Follow the directions below:

  • In the subject line you will put: 2021/Name of historical woman/Play Title/Page Number/Your Name. (If you have many historical women in your piece, simply write “MANY WOMEN” in place of the name of the historical women in the subject line.)

  • Include YOUR 100 word playwriting bio in the BODY of the email. (If you have already written with us and do NOT need your bio updated then do not include your bio.) 

  • Write out your historical/play info to be searchable on the website in the following format: 

  • Each historical woman needs to be listed separately, include ANY existing woman who appears in your piece, even if you didn’t specifically claim them.

  • New: We want the women to be searchable by country of birth and their background so it is easier when people are putting together festivals. Example below:

  • Country of birth: France Race/Ethnicity/Heritage: White, Belgian-French

  • Attach your play as a PDF and submit!

  • You can always email us if you have any questions. Please understand, that your bio won’t be listed on the web site until your play is turned in and processed. 

  • You can write about as many women as you want and they can all be in the same piece, or separate pieces. It is okay if the piece is simply about the historical woman or women, but they don’t appear.

  • Any length welcome from 2 pages-full length. Any number of characters. Any language. Any genre. Musicals included.

  • You are always allowed to revise your piece. When you do, email it again with REVISION/Play title/Playwright/Year in the subject line and the revised piece attached as a PDF.

  • Women MUST have existed. *They can be living or dead. *Our plays are loosely based on these historical figures. *History may have forgotten their name but we know they existed and they need to be covered. This happened often to those enslaved where we have no recording of their actual name and women from ancient times. 

  • If you are writing a piece about a woman who is from a different culture/ethnicity/race/religion than you, please do your research and be mindful and respectful. Be thoughtful of what you are asking your future actors to do and say. It is never a good look for a white playwright to have a piece full of racial slurs. It’s just not necessary. Research, collaboration, and respect are key.

  • Yes, we plan to do this every year.

  • You retain ALL rights to your pieces and may submit them anytime and anywhere you want to. When one of your 365 pieces gets produced, we will put it on the web site and tweet about it! Nothing will be done with your play without your discretion. If a theatre wants to produce your piece, we will contact you. While the play info is searchable, interested parties cannot read your piece unless you give permission. When publishing opportunities arise, it is up to you whether or not you would like your piece to be included.

  • We have had festivals all over the world and appeared in The Dramatist. We have playwrights from all over the world participating.

o Categories:​ One Act, Short Play, Musical 

o Contact:​ 365womenayear@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 


KINKY BOOTS - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS (PRINCIPAL) 


Equity actors with strong acting, singing, and dancing abilities for principal roles in KINKY BOOTS (see breakdown). All stage managerial positions have been filled. BIPOC performers encouraged to audition. All performers must be vaccinated to work at the Arvada Center. Actors should submit either the song using the accompaniment provided at https://arvadacenter.org/theatre/auditions or a brief song of your choice in the style of the show. Note that accompaniment will be available starting December 6. Submit by video link (such as YouTube or Vimeo), with current headshot & résumé. Place name & role in Subject.

o Pay: $1008 Weekly 

o Deadline: December 20 

o Audition Information 


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


BACKSTAGE


Core Writer Program 2022-25

o The Core Writer Program is a three-year appointment designed to support a diverse group of playwrights who demonstrate a sustained body of work, commitment, and attributes of artistic merit. The program is available to committed professional playwrights nationally and offers significant resources intended to further a playwright's career. Playwrights who have benefited from the Core Writer Program include: Christina Anderson, Trista Baldwin, Lee Blessing, George Brant, Carlyle Brown, Kristoffer Diaz, Larissa FastHorse, Marcus Gardley, Marvin Gonzalez deLeon, Idris Goodwin, Jeffrey Hatcher, Sherry Kramer, Carson Kreitzer, Martyna Majok, Melanie Marnich, Qui Nguyen, Kira Obolensky, Jen Silverman, Susan Soon He Stanton, Alice Tuan, and Rhiana Yazzie. The Core Writer program annually gives 25-35 of the most exciting playwrights from across the country the time and tools to develop new work for the stage. All Core Writers receive play development workshops with the Center, in collaboration with prominent directors, actors, dramaturgs, and designers. All writers are paid for their workshop time, and Core Writers who are not local are provided travel and housing to Playwrights’ Center for their workshops. Core Writers are eligible to be included in our formal season of public readings: the PlayLabs festival and the Ruth Easton New Play Series. Core Writers are also promoted by the Center and provided opportunities through an extensive network of colleges and universities, cultural institutions, and producing theaters. Each term is three years; Core Writers may reapply for additional terms. Applicants must reside in and have the legal right to work in the U.S. It is not required for an applicant to have had professional productions in order to apply. However, please note that this program is highly competitive and is designed for committed professional playwrights who are pursuing playwriting as their primary career. Students enrolled in a full-time educational program are not eligible. The Core Writer term will be July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025. 

o Location: Minneapolis, MN

o Deadline: January 30, 2022

o Application information

 

Production Manager Manager, Guthrie Theater 

o The Production Manager, in close coordination with the Director of Production, is primarily responsible for the production management of the Guthrie’s mainstage season and Dowling Studio programming. Responsible for coordinating the work across multiple production areas, providing clear and effective communication to visiting designers and artists, the Production Manager ensures Guthrie productions open to our audiences on time and within budget.  All employees are expected to center, model and champion the Guthrie’s core values of Artistic Excellence, Community, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, and Fiscal Responsibility. This position is full-time, exempt and benefits-eligible. Compensation for this position is $67,500 - $85,500 annually plus benefits. The typical schedule for this role will vary based on the dynamic schedule of a theater.  This person will work remotely until our building reopens at which time full-time in-person work is required. The Guthrie is dedicated to building an equitable environment that is mixed across lines of difference and strongly encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, People of Color, women, transgender and non-binary candidates.  This position will remain open until filled and until a diverse and qualified pool of candidates is identified. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

o Location: Minneapolis, MN

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

o Website

 

 o Pay: Compensation for this position is $67,500 - $85,500 annually plus benefits.

 

Company Manager, The Public Theater 

o The Public Theater is seeking a Company Manager to join the team. As the Company Manager, you will oversee the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival (UTR) and other projects as needed. You will report to the Managing Director and be a member of the General Management department of the Public Theater. Under the Radar (UTR) aims to provide international artists a platform to share new and cutting-edge performances. UTR has presented works by such respected artists as Elevator Repair Service, Nature Theater of Oklahoma, Tania El Khoury, Belarus Free Theatre, Guillermo Calderón, Toshi Reagon, Taylor Mac, and Daniel Fish.

 

o Location: New York, NY

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

O Website

 

o Job Requirements:   Partner with the GM Associate on the day-to-day operations and management of the Under the Radar Festival

raft contracts for talent included but not limited to actors, directors, etc. and handle the negotiation process with agents, lawyers, and managers

  • Attend cross-department and other related meetings 

  • Provide artist hospitality, including, but not limited to, delivery of gifts to artists, providing food and snacks as needed 

  • Facilitate appropriate security access for artists with the Operations Department 

  • Plan and coordinate in-person gatherings i.e. meet and greets

  •  Address artist physical and mental health needs including, submitting worker’s comp claims, booking doctor appointments, and liaising with the physical therapy team

  • Work with the House Seats Coordinator(s) and UTR Festival team to manage house seats for artists, staff, and presenters

  • Be in attendance for curtains and assist the Box Office to handle artist ticketing concerns 

  • Process, report, and track of payroll and benefit payments for performers

  • Manage and track budgets related to all assigned projects

  • Travel periodically to multiple UTR venues throughout NYC

  • UTR Specific Responsibilities:

    • Manage a team across multiple venues in NYC and oversee volunteers

    • Interface with COVID Compliance Monitor to uphold COVID safety protocols

    • Partner with travel agents to arrange both international and domestic travel

    •  Serve as a concierge for artists such as creating and distributing welcome packets and meeting artists at the airport and/or hotel

    •  Stay informed about travel and visa needs for all Festival artists (including COVID restrictions)

  •  Required Competencies:

    • Cultural Competency: An understanding and openness to continue learning of Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression principles and practices, and the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds*

    • Project Management: The ability to understand and design both the strategy and operational aspects of a project, the ability to manage multiple competing priorities.* 

    • Adept at creating partnerships and working collaboratively to meet shared objectives and goals

    • Caregiving: The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetic to others.

    • Attention to Detail: Ability to work methodically to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a task*

    • Flexible schedule- required to work nights and weekends as well as during December holidays 

 o Pay: Starting salary is $67,000. For consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to jobs@publictheater.org.

 

Assistant General Manager, New York City Center 

O New York City Center is seeking an Assistant General Manager who possesses a solid track record of supporting theatrical administrative operations. This role is responsible for supporting the General Manager in the contracting of all artists and creative teams involved with City Center mainstage and studio performances and supporting all administrative aspects of mounting mainstage productions. The Assistant General Manager is expected to demonstrate a passion for this work while upholding City Center’s mission, and our commitment to being an anti-racist organization.  

 

o Location: New York, NY

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

O Website

 

o Job Requirements: Support the advancement and execution of all musical theater and dance programming.

 

  • Draft and manage the contractual and employment paperwork for all company and creative teams.   

  • Track status of contracted artists via master lists for each production. 

  • Develop schedule and design deadlines for each production in partnership with the General Manager, Programming & Production departments. 

  • Support the casting process working with Producer of Musical Theater, Casting Agents, Artistic Directors, Directors, and other necessary creative staff to schedule and facilitate all auditions.   

  • Ensure that all deadlines, schedules, and budgets are being adhered to for each production.   

  • Process all necessary paperwork, payroll, payments, contracts, claims, etc.   

  • Serve as an additional point of contact and proactively provide information to agents and artists associated with productions. 

  • Maintain accurate historical records of contracts, agreements, and other important documents.   

  • In partnership with Marketing & Communication, ensure the accurate artistic billing on marketing materials. Supervise and see to the success of any PR events, interviews, press days, etc. as assigned. 

  • Support the General Manager in the coordination and communication of programming needs with internal administrative and production departments.   

  • Support the collection of bios, headshots, special thanks, opening night gifts and press release details for productions.

  • Maintain correspondence and agreements with licensing bodies and rental companies for rights agreements to properties. 

  • Monitor filing of contracts, licensing agreements, and other documents with Finance department, unions, and in departmental files. 

  • Coordinate completion of all contractual and employment paperwork for cast along with Artist Services & Company Manager. 

  • This Role Requires:

    • 3+ years of previous experience in a general or company management office

    • Ability to negotiate contracts with high profile artists and their agents

    • Experience working with union members and business representatives, and managing the grievance and arbitration process

    • Scheduling flexibility to work nights and weekends during rehearsals and performances  

  • To be successful in this role, you will be expected to demonstrate:

    • Excellent communication and organizational skills

    • Understanding of practices used to create an anti-racist and inclusive work environment with equity and  belonging prioritized for all cast members and creative teams

    • Strategic use of established industry connections

    • Deep knowledge of industry relationships, nuance, and current trends

    • Ability to uphold confidentiality and apply discretion as needed

    • Ability to keep track of multiple projects with a keen sense of accuracy and efficiency

    • Possess a skill of handling interactions with various personality types

    • Computer skills and ability to perform basic functions of Microsoft Office

    • Ability to approach work with a spirit of congeniality, collaboration, and cooperation 

    • As a valued member of the City Center administrative team, you will receive: 

    • Non-Exempt Salary of $50,000+

    • Comprehensive insurance coverage (medical, dental, life, disability)

    • Generous paid time off

    • Pre-tax flexible & dependent care savings accounts

    • Pre-tax transit savings

    • Pension Plan with (CIG) Cultural Institutions Group (fully vested after 5 years)

    • 401K retirement savings account

  • Access to various dress rehearsals, performances, educational events, and professional development opportunities 

 

 o Pay: $50,000+

 

Development Operations Assistant, Manhattan Theatre Club 

O Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC), a Tony Award-winning nonprofit theatre dedicated to the production of contemporary plays and musicals, seeks a Development Operations Assistant. For fifty years, MTC has been the creative and artistic home for America’s most gifted theatrical artists, producing works of the highest quality by American and international playwrights. We are strongly committed to producing work that is made by, and tells the stories of, a wide range of voices from all walks of life and to making that work accessible to all audiences including those that have historically lacked access to the arts and cultural sector. MTC produces eight plays annually in Broadway's restored Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on West 47th Street and off Broadway at the historic NY City Center complex on West 55th Street. 

 

o Location: New York, NY

 

o Duration: Ongoing 

 

O Website: www.manhattantheatreclub.com

 

o Job Requirements: The Development Operations Assistant provides administrative support for the day-to-day functions in the development department- ensuring efficient and accurate data entry and processing in Tessitura. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

 

  • Gift Entry and Administration

    • Entering all gifts in Tessitura

    • Pulling lists, editing, and sending out gift acknowledgements

    • Pledge Follow Up

    • Pulling lists, editing, and sending out mass renewal letters and emails

Monitoring donor e-files

 

  • House Maintenance

    • Ensuring the proper amount of holds in each performance for the development department

    • Reporting on donor ticket usage

    • Basic Reporting through Tessitura

    • Database hygiene projects including the maintenance of plans and updating patron information

    •  Research projects for both current and prospective donors

    •  Additional administrative and Tessitura tasks as required

  • Requirements/Qualifications:

    • 1-2 years of relevant experience

    • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel

    • · Experience or familiarity with Tessitura (or similar CRM)

    • Excellent organizational and creative problem-solving skills

    • Ability to multitask with a keen eye for detail

  • Forward resume and cover letter to HR Director, via email to: jobs@mtc-nyc.org with your name and “Devo Assistant” in the subject (MS Word, Adobe PDF or plain-text format only)

 

 o Pay: $40k Range

 

 

Two River Theater

Two River Theater annually produces a theatrical season that includes American and world classics, new plays and musicals, programs for young people, and festivals of new work. Each year, we also offer 40+ events that reflect our diverse community of Red Bank, New Jersey. Two River celebrates and honors our core values of Artistic Excellence; Education and Community Engagement; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; and Operational Excellence. Anyone who joins our team quickly becomes part of putting all of our initiatives into action day in and day out. Two River Theater is led by Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst.Two River Theater is dedicated to the goal of building an equitable and culturally diverse work environment and strongly encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

o Seeking: General Manager, Associate Production Manager, Associate Director of Education, Properties Artisan

o Location: Red Bank, NJ

o Website: https://tworivertheater.org/jobs/

 

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 


NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $7,000 unrestricted cash grant available to artists living in New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located therein. This grant is awarded in fifteen different disciplines over a three-year period (five categories a year) and the application is free to complete. The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is not a project grant, but is intended to fund an artist’s vision or voice, at all levels of their artistic development.

o Deadline: January 26, 2022

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: 

  • 25 years or older

  • Current residents of New York State and/or one of the Indian Nations located in New York State

  • Must have maintained New York State residency, and/or residency in one of the Indian Nations located therein, for at least the last two consecutive years (2020 & 2021)

  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind

  • Are the originators of the work, i.e. choreographers or playwrights, not interpretive artists such as dancers or actors

  • Did not receive a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship in any discipline in the past five consecutive years: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021

  • Cannot submit any work samples that have been previously awarded a NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

  • While collaborating artists are eligible to apply, the total number of collaborators cannot exceed three

  • Are not a current NYFA employee or have been in the last 12 months, a member of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists’ Advisory Committee, immediate family member of any of the aforementioned, or an immediate family member of a 2021-2022 panelist

  • Artists that have been awarded five NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowships receive Emeritus status and are no longer eligible for the award

o Contact: fellowships@nyfa.org

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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