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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS 


Page to Stage 2022: That's What She Said


Page to Stage 2022: That’s What She Said is the third annual playwrights festival at the Curtis Theatre featuring plays that celebrate the female voice. Festival directed by Heather Enriquez. Submissions are accepted until April 1, 2022. Selections will be announced on May 15, 2022. Staged readings will take place August 26-28, 2022. Selections will be determined by a panel of theatre professionals and artists. Script submissions will be evaluated on producibility, entertainment, and most importantly, how well the playwright captures the female voice. Priority will be given to unpublished work. Submissions are open to everyone. There is no fee. Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium.

o Deadline:​ April 1 

o Application Fee: None

o Contact: PagetoStage2022@gmail.com 

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Plays  

o Submission Information

 

Keegan’s Boiler Room Series 


The Keegan Theatre believes that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are essential in the open and honest exploration of the human condition. Through a commitment to these tenets in casting, staffing, and the selection of works, Keegan aims to enrich our world through art and action. Keegan Theatre, a professional, non-equity theatre in Washington, DC, is accepting submissions for development in its 22-23 Boiler Room Series AND possible inclusion as a full, world premiere production in a future mainstage season. Up to six pieces will be selected for a workshop process that will culminate in public staged readings, interviews, and audience talkbacks. At least one playwright from the 22-23 cohort will be commissioned to develop a world premiere for Keegan's 23-24 sea

o Deadline:​ July 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:All submissions must be 10 page excerpts from full-length plays aligned with the theatre's mission and our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion: To take audiences to the vital heart of the theater experience: extraordinary artists in an intimate setting exploring the human condition. To foster connections and positive change in our community through vigorous, inclusive, empowering education and outreach. Submitted work should not have had any significant development or a full production at another theatre. We're looking for truly NEW works here.

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays 

o Submission Information

 

Advance Theatre Festival 


The Advance Theatre Festival showcases dramatic readings of five new plays written and directed by female-identifying and gender non-conforming IBPOC playwrights and directors. The 2022/23 Advance Theatre Festival will take place in February of 2023, dates TBA. This is a curated process. Priority will be given to inclusivity; all cultural backgrounds, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages.

o Deadline:​ May 15

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ If you are a playwright and your play is chosen to participate in the Advance Theatre Festival, Ruby Slippers Theatre in partnership with The Shadbolt Centre for the Arts will cover the costs of all rehearsals prior to the day of the reading, your technical rehearsal, promotion, theatrical venue, and all artists’ fees. If you are a director who wishes to participate, send us your resume and cover letter for consideration.

o Contact:  info@rubyslippers.ca 

o Categories:​ Short Plays 

o Submission Information

 

Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize 


Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize accepts plays on any topic affecting the LGBTQ+ community, and the promotion of diversity in love, society, politics and culture. We dedicate the 2022 Carlo Annoni Prize to all those individuals that fight to see their right to love respected both in Italy and in the world, and to those experiencing discrimination because of their identity.No majority will ever be able to abolish a minority’s feeling of diversity from their consciousness (Pier Paolo Pasolini) Two plays (one in English and one in Italian) will be awarded the amount of 1.000 Euros each.

o Deadline:​ April 30

o Application Fee: None

o Contact:  info@premiocarloannoni.eu

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Full Length Plays 

o Submission Information

 

 

Chameleon Theatre


Chameleon Theatre Company is a Philadelphia-based company producing theatre from a woman’s perspective, especially plays dealing with issues such as gender, sexuality, feminism, ageism and violence. We tell stories from underrepresented social and political perspectives and about lesser-known female historical figures whose achievements deserve a wider audience. Chameleon performs new work and Philadelphia premieres and pursues production opportunities nationally and internationally.

o Deadline:​ Ongoing 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​  Chameleon welcomes new work by women. Please read our mission statement. If your play fits our mission please submit your bio, a synopsis, character list and the first 10 pages of the script to Lee Kiszonas here.

o Contact: hngdwmn@yahoo.com

o Categories:​ Short Plays, Full Length Plays 

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, 2022. Three to five new plays will be selected through an anonymous adjud ication 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, 2022

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 


Fade to Black Fest  


SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FROM FEBRUARY 1, 2022 TO APRIL 1, 2022.

No fee is required. No restriction of theme or genre. Three (3) script submissions are allowed per playwright. Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.

 Winning playwrights will be announced nationally on May 1, 2022.

o Deadline:​ April 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Playwright must be the sole author of the submitted work.

  1. Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.

  2. Previously published or produced work by the author or theatre/company is not allowed (See definitions below).

  3. Play must run no longer than 8-10 minutes long on stage. (Consider conducting an informal reading to ensure).

  4. Play should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.

  5. Play must not be a musical.

  6. Play must not be written for children or youth.

  7. Play must not contain characters that are under 17 years old.

  8. Play must not be a re-submission of previous Fade To Black play festival seasons.

  9. Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.

  10. Play must not be a film. Screenplays will not be accepted. 

  11. Play should be "stand-alone", a separate body of work that has not been extracted from a larger, previously written play.

  12. Author must be at least 18 years of age.

  13. Play must be submitted in a PDF form

o Categories:​ Plays 

o Submission Information

Theater for Young Audiences: New Play Creation 

Theater for Young Audiences at 92nd Street Y (92Y.org/MusicalTheater) is seeking to commission playwrights for a new series specifically designed to introduce 6-10 year olds to the exciting world of Shakespeare.Theater for Young Audiences at 92nd Street Y is a series of performances and discussions centering children as the audience. Our shows are stimulating and compelling, using storytelling as a vehicle for building empathy, and learning essential life lessons. Our shows gather around movement as a shared language, a way to meet each other through the most universally shared experience: moving. Audience participation and a crafted handmade design remind children that they are essential creators in the story. The creative team will receive a minimum stipend of $2500 with increases based on experience, attendance of rehearsals or performances, participation in community engagement programs.

o Deadline:​ April 25

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ The commission requires writing a 40-minute performance piece for children and their families envisioning movement as an essential storytelling component in the play. Pieces should contain music as a theatrical element- both Musicals and Plays with Music are eligible. 

  •  Piece should be an age-appropriate adaptation of a Shakespearian play. You do not have to use original language and can take some liberties with the context (“a play about Shakespeare writing As You Like It...”)

  • Piece will be performed in our 2022-2023 season by professional performers (over 18+), Cast/Director/Choreographer/Production provided by 92Y.

  • Must be ready for pre-production in June 2022

  • Creators retain all rights to their material, but allow 92Y an exclusive option to
    produce the show with royalty payments negotiated each season.

  • The Plays you can choose from are: 

    • All’s Well that Ends Well

    • As You Like It

    • The Comedy of Errors

    • Measure for Measure

    • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    • Much Ado about Nothing

    • Taming of the Shrew

    • The Tempest

    • Twelfth Night

    • Two Gentlemen of Verona

    • The Winter’s Tale

o Categories:​ Plays, Musicals 

o Contact:​ Send materials to Attn: Megan Doyle, Artistic Director, Mdoyle@92y.org (PDF and links preferred- please do not attach large files) or 92Y Musical Theater Attn: Megan Doyle, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10128

 

What They Say Theatre Festival 


This year will mark WHAT THEY SAY's first annual theater festival highlighting trans and gender non-conforming stories and voices! Hooray!

o Deadline:​ June 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ We are looking for very short (under 10 mins), ten minute, and one-act plays

  • Plays should be by a GNC/non-binary/Trans* writer; by an LGBT+ writer about the LGBT+ experience; or from any writer about gendered experience/identity specifically (see below for more on content**)

  • If your play is over 20 pages, please identify a 10 page selection for us to read

  • Make sure your formatting is consistent throughout (unless that is part of the play)

  • Be sure to number your pages

o Categories:​ Plays 

o Submission Information

 

Overtime Theater


The Overtime Theater in San Antonio, Texas is seeking new works from LGBTQ+ playwrights for its 2022 New Play Development Series in June. The chosen play will be given a staged reading at the Overtime Theater in celebration of National LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The script submissions window is open from March 18, 2022 until 11:59 p.m. May 28, 2022. 

o Deadline:​ May 28

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ In light of Covid-19 protocols, the Overtime Theater is seeking plays that require one to five actors. Previously unproduced full-length and one-act plays are welcome, as well as longform monologues. The chosen play (or plays) will be given two rehearsals and one staged reading, which includes an audience feedback session. For environmental reasons, the Overtime Theater is unable to accept script submissions delivered by mail or in person. Only submissions in a Word document or PDF will be considered. Applicants should use the title of the play as the name of the document, followed by the full name of the playwright. One play per applicant. The Overtime accepts submissions from writers based in the U.S. or Canada.

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays, One-Act Plays 

o Contact:​ Submissions should be sent to submissions@theovertimetheater.org. Attn: Jade Esteban Estrada, artistic director.

o Submission Information

 

Women’s Project Theatre Lab 

WP Theater is looking for early career Women+ playwrights, directors, and producers who crave an artistic home, professional support, and the resources to launch them into the next phase of their careers to join the WP Lab. The Lab provides up to fifteen artists with community, a vital professional network, entrepreneurial and leadership skill-building, free rehearsal space and, most significantly, tangible opportunities for the development and production of bold new work for the stage. If you have specific questions, please email wplab[at]wptheater.org after reading the Frequently Asked Questions section below. No phone calls, or emailed applications please. *When we say Women+ we mean: cis women, trans, non-binary, or gender-nonconforming people and all gender identities which have been systematically oppressed throughout history in the theater and beyond.                                 

o Deadline:April 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:​ Must be a Woman+ artist living within 90 minutes of WP Theater via car or rail.

  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at WP Theater up to two times each month from September 2022 to May 2023, and September 2023 to May 2024, as well as other events throughout the 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 seasons, such as previews, performances, retreats, and other special events at WP.

  • Must be available for the 2024 Pipeline Festival (March-May 2024).

  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment. Lab meetings will be a mix of in-person and virtual as needed to keep everyone safe.

  • Must have received COVID-19 vaccinations (including eligible boosters).

  • Must be aged 21 or over.

  • Must be available for either an in-person or virtual interview.

o Categories:Full Length Plays, New Works, Musicals

o Contact:wplab@wptheater.org

o Submission Information 

 

The Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition

Edwin Wong announces year three of The Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition, the world’s richest specifically for the writing of tragedy: at stake is $12,265 (CDN) in prize money, a workshop, and travel stipend.                                    

o Deadline:May 31

o Application Fee: $49

o Eligibility:The Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition (henceforth ‘the Competition’) is open to one-act and multi-act plays, 90 – 120 minutes in length (not including intermission). Generally, a properly formatted play of this length will be 80 to 110 pages long. If your script is significantly outside these parameters, it is probably ineligible.

  • Playwrights may submit more than one script, but each script must be accompanied by a separate entry fee and entry form.

  • Entries must be received by the Competition no later than 9PM, May 31, 2021 Pacific Time (PDT).

  • The Competition is open to writers of any nationality BUT all entries must be written in English.

  • The script must be original. Adaptations of other works will not be accepted with two exceptions: 1) adaptation of works that are in the public domain will be accepted; for instance, a contemporary adaptation of a classic Greek tragedy; 2) adaptation of works to which the author holds sole copyright will be accepted; for instance, a short story written by the author.

  • Scripts that have been simultaneously entered in other playwriting competitions are eligible.

  • Musicals are eligible. Jurors will judge musicals on the basis of the libretto only. They will not have access to the music.

  • Scripts that have gone through a workshop or been given public reading ARE eligible.

  • Scripts that have been professionally produced at the time of submission are NOT eligible. Any public performance for which production members have been paid beyond a token honorarium will be considered a professional production.

  • Scripts which have been commissioned are NOT eligible.

o Categories:Full Length Plays, New Works, Musicals

o Contact:tragedycompetition@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

 

The Autry: Native Voices Script Submissions 

Native Voices is accepting submissions of full-length plays (60+ pages) by American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics. 2023 Playwrights Retreat and 29th Festival of New Plays The Retreat and Festival bring artists to Los Angeles to work on a selected number of plays through a rigorous directorial and dramaturgical commitment for 8–10 days in June. The Retreat culminates in public staged readings of the plays at the Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles. Selected playwrights receive artistic support as well as an honorarium; out-of-town artists receive roundtrip airfare plus lodging in Southern California.                  

o Deadline:​ August 22  

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:​ Please do not send treatments or outlines. Previously produced plays should be submitted under the 2023 General Submission for Production Consideration. Playwrights are encouraged to make multiple submissions (up to three per event), but selection will be limited to only one play per playwright, per event.

o Categories:​ Full Length Plays, New Works, Musicals

o Contact:​ nvliterary@theautry.org

o Submission Information 

 

Theater for Young Audiences: New Play Creation 

Theater for Young Audiences at 92nd Street Y (92Y.org/MusicalTheater) is seeking to commission playwrights for a new series specifically designed to introduce 6-10 year olds to the exciting world of Shakespeare.Theater for Young Audiences at 92nd Street Y is a series of performances and discussions centering children as the audience. Our shows are stimulating and compelling, using storytelling as a vehicle for building empathy, and learning essential life lessons. Our shows gather around movement as a shared language, a way to meet each other through the most universally shared experience: moving. Audience participation and a crafted handmade design remind children that they are essential creators in the story. The creative team will receive a minimum stipend of $2500 with increases based on experience, attendance of rehearsals or performances, participation in community engagement programs.

o Deadline:​ April 1 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ The commission requires writing a 40-minute performance piece for children and their families envisioning movement as an essential storytelling component in the play. Pieces should contain music as a theatrical element- both Musicals and Plays with Music are eligible. 

  •  Piece should be an age-appropriate adaptation of a Shakespearian play. You do not have to use original language and can take some liberties with the context (“a play about Shakespeare writing As You Like It...”)

  • Piece will be performed in our 2022-2023 season by professional performers (over 18+), Cast/Director/Choreographer/Production provided by 92Y.

  • Must be ready for pre-production in June 2022

  • Creators retain all rights to their material, but allow 92Y an exclusive option to
    produce the show with royalty payments negotiated each season.

  • The Plays you can choose from are: 

    • All’s Well that Ends Well

    • As You Like It

    • The Comedy of Errors

    • Measure for Measure

    • The Merry Wives of Windsor

    • Much Ado about Nothing

    • Taming of the Shrew

    • The Tempest

    • Twelfth Night

    • Two Gentlemen of Verona

    • The Winter’s Tale

o Categories:​ Plays, Musicals 

o Contact:​ Send materials to Attn: Megan Doyle, Artistic Director, Mdoyle@92y.org (PDF and links preferred- please do not attach large files) or 92Y Musical Theater Attn: Megan Doyle, 1395 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY 10128

 

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 

 

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 


I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Equity Video Submissions 

Casting for I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings 

o Deadline: April 11 

o Pay: Mini $600 weekly minimum for 6 weeks $400 for online workshop $300 for initial streaming period

o Submission Instructions: Please prepare a contemporary monologue no longer than 2 minutes in length. Please email your headshot/resume and video link (via Youtube or Vimeo) with the subject line: CAGEDBIRD_NAME_ROLE.

O Contact: cagedbirdsingscasting@gmail.com

o Audition Information

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


BACKSTAGE


The Nancy Dean Award for Lesbian Playwrights 2022


The Nancy Dean award for Lesbian Playwrights is to honor a woman who was at the forefront of Lesbian, queer, gay, genderqueer, gender-nonconforming, trans, intersex and people of color movements. We honor her focus and writing on Lesbian relationships before the time of the Stonewall rebellion. Her writings were the precursor to social change. In that spirit of struggle and often hidden desire we encourage the submission of new plays that address the conflict of lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary women struggling to live and love their best lives. In these times of social definition and refinement the age-old conflict of acceptance and the right to live our true lives as we truly are is still our continuing fight which is refined and embolden by each new generation. We understand people have their own language for their gender and sexuality. We are open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary. As we are a small family foundation with an all-volunteer board, we must rely on nominations to identify potential recipients. We are asking professors, teachers, artistic directors, directors, literary managers, actors, writers, and others to nominate promising writers. As we want to be inclusive, we will allow people to self-nominate. 

o Deadline:​ August 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:​ Please send a letter(pdf) describing why your playwright should receive this award and a full-length play (pdf) to openmeadowsfdn@gmail.com. In your letter, please be as detailed as possible in up to 2 pages. Include the writer’s resume and website or other social media links. The deadline for submissions is August 1, 2022. We will announce the recipients October 31, 2022. We have been granting three awards of $5000, $2500 and $1250. 

  • Writer is lesbian, queer or gay or nonbinary;

  • Writer has written at least one play;

  • Writer is writing plays about lesbians;

  • Writer is committed to writing plays and furthering her/their career; 

  • Writer is interested in receiving the award.

o Categories:​ Full-Length Plays 

o Submission Information

 

The Barrow Group First Fridays

Spring is here, The Barrow Group broke ground on a new home, and the world is opening up again! With this theme, I want to look forward to the future and celebrate LIFE and REBIRTH. It is tragic that many around the world and in Ukraine are currently facing just the opposite in war, sickness, and other existential challenges. But I offer this theme in the spirit that we save what we value and we honor the sacredness of all life by celebrating its resilience.

For the theme of Rebirth, we are looking for stories that are inspired by:

- A moment that renewed your faith

- A sense of peace that brought you clarity

- An act of hope in the midst of suffering

- A hardship to overcome for a new beginning

Think about what inspires you, what lifts you up, and what you look forward to the most with the possibilities that the future holds!

o Location: New York, NY

o Deadline: April 1

o Website

Application Instructions

Writers: We are accepting up to 10 pages of scripts-in-progress from plays, screenplays, web series, or one-acts. Email your 10 pages or less to firstfridays@barrowgroup.org by Saturday, March 26th at 5pm ET. All writers chosen will receive a $50 stipend.

Actors: The plays will be cast the night of the event. To be considered for casting, reserve your free ticket here and login by 6pm ET on April 1st

 

Associate Producer, Boomerang Theatre Company 

The Boomerang Theatre Company (Tim Errickson, Artistic Dir) is seeking an Associate Producer to join the staff of THE KARPOVSKY VARIATIONS by Adam Kraar, directed by Tasha Gordon-Solmon.  The production begin rehearsals April 11th, 2022, with first performance on May 13th and final performance on May 29th, 2022. Shows take place at The Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theater at ART/NY (502 W 53rd Street, NYC) The Associate Producer will work closely with creative and producing teams on budgets, marketing, covid compliance, publicity and union compliance. Candidates with limited experience are encouraged to apply.

 

o Location: New York, NY

 

o Responsibilities: Ticketing vendor interface to set up ticket sales. Talk back set up, special guests, and events around the performances Marketing with partners and creatives, including creating content for social media Budget oversight and expenses

 

o Website

 

o Salary: $1000



Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 

o Seeking: Chief Diversity Officer, Digital Content Manager, Education and Engagement Administrator, Major Gifts Officer, 

o Location: Milwaukee, WI 

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

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

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

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

Application Instructions

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

 

 

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 

o Seeking: Associate Technical Director, Lead Costumer, Sound Engineer, Managing Director, Production Manager, and more. 

o Location: Ashland, Oregon

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

For more information: https://www.osfashland.org/work-with-us?fbclid=IwAR2cqx7fSs1YYwa2I86SMVxJjZ8ns4ba2RqsEr51mMKIVWdiIL7ByQ4Lv8U

Located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of southern Oregon, the Tony Award-Winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents a season of eleven plays in rotating repertory across three theatres between the months of February and October. Additionally, OSF offers extensive educational opportunities to students, teachers, and theatregoers of all ages during our performance season.

We offer employment and career opportunities in a wide range of positions (acting, other performing opportunities, scenery, costumes, lighting, marketing, finance, etc.). We encourage you to check our website regularly for openings.

 

 

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: Associate Director of Marketing, Assistant Technical Director, Associate Director of Education, Education Programs Director, Director of Finance, General Manager 

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 


Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship

Jerome Hill Artist Fellowships support Minnesota and New York City-based artists across 8 artistic fields who generate new work that takes creative risks in expanding, questioning, experimenting with or re-imagining conventional artistic forms. This Fellowship supports artists who embrace their roles as part of a larger community of artists and citizens, and consciously work with a sense of service, whether aesthetic, social or both. Support is directed to artists who are at an early point in their careers in creating such work, generally in their 2nd–10th year as a generative artist.Fellows receive $50,000 over two consecutive years ($25,000 each year) to support their time and expenses for the creation of new work, artistic development and/or professional artistic career development.

o Deadline: May 4

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Artists will first be required to complete an eligibility questionnaire. If you meet the basic eligibility requirements, you will be directed to the application where you will find detailed instructions on completing required sections, uploading your CV, responding to core questions, and providing specified work samples. If there are questions about eligibility, you will receive a link to schedule an appointment with Jerome program staff to discuss.

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 


Bethany Arts Community Fall 2022 Multidisciplinary Residency

Bethany Arts Community offers residencies to emerging and established artists for the development of both new works and works in progress. BAC welcomes artists working across most disciplines, including visual artists in any medium, writers, playwrights, choreographers, musicians, composers, performance artists, filmmakers, and more. Enjoy an environment where artists from different disciplines can work near each other, creating opportunities for cross-pollination. The Multidisciplinary Residency includes room, board and a $225 per week stipend. The residency runs for approximately two weeks. Two options are offered: September 9 to 24, or October 11 to 23

o Deadline: April 15 

o Application Fee:​ $25

o When: 2-8 weeks

o Eligibility:As a community organization, we are committed to doing our part to help protect everyone and making Bethany a welcoming, safe space. For this reason, all residents must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of vaccination upon arrival.

o Contact: info@bethanyarts.org

O Application Information



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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