#StageOpps #StageOppsDec22



New York Theater Festival Spring/Summer Fest 


o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: TBD 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: All genres/submissions accepted from playwright that live no further than 30 miles from Manhattan and provided they are between 5 and 90 minutes long. Productions must run with a complete cast and crew from NYC or 30 miles radios. Equity productions are welcome to participate. PLAYS AND MUSICALS SUBMITTED MUST BE UNPRODUCED, OR PRODUCED BEFORE 2017, IN WHICH CASE CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE WITH A COMPLETELY NEW CAST AND CREW

o Categories: Full-Length Plays, Musicals 

o Submission Information 

Fresh Fruit Festival

SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for the Mainstage 2023. READ BELOW FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE FESTIVAL AND CHECK BACK FOR FUTURE UPDATES AND COPIES OF SUBMISSION FORMS!All Out Arts is accepting submissions for the 20th Annual Mainstage portion of the Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City's 21-year-old grassroots, multidisciplinary festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture. The festival will occur over two weeks from April 24 through Early May at The Wild Project in Manhattan's Lower East Side. Entries are accepted through December 5, 2022. Thanks to the generosity of New York City's Department of Cultural Affairs, there are no submission fees for early applicants (by Nov. 28), and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival's goal is to present a broad spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through new Theatre, Video,  Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides insured, AEA-approved performance venues, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; lighting or sound technician; front of house); repertory lighting plot & sound system; networking events; box-office shares; & more!

o Deadline: December 12

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 Muse of Fire BIPOC Playwriting Festival 

The Atlanta Shakespeare Company is launching a new playwriting initiative for historically marginalized artists. The "Muse Of Fire Playwriting Festival'' invites playwrights of the global majority to create a full-length play that reimagines Shakespeare's themes and plots through the lens of BIPOC America. Script submissions will be accepted through spring 2023, and three finalists will be invited to Atlanta to see their scripts receive staged readings in summer 2023. The winning script will also receive a $5000 cash prize and a staged reading at the January 2024 Shakespeare Theatre Association Conference, hosted by the Atlanta Shakespeare Company. Three finalists will have staged readings of their scripts at the Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse during the weekend of June 30 - July 2, 2023; The winning play will receive a prize of $5000.00 U.S., and the possible opportunity to further develop their script with the members of the Atlanta Shakespeare Company; Opening Date for this competition is October 15, 2022; Final Entry Date is April 15, 2023; Scripts will be adjudicated by a diverse panel of professional artists (including playwrights, actors, directors, producers, and stage managers), and will be judged on creativity, adherence to the theme, originality, and overall quality; Plays MUST BE NEW WORKS; scripts that have previously been published or produced will not be accepted; any play which has had more than one consecutive performance by a non-college or university theatre which charged admission and/or had a review will not be considered; furthermore, plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publishing at the time of submission; Adaptations and collaborations may be considered (please note that the prize money will be awarded to the winning script, not each individual collaborator);

o When/Where: Atlanta, GA 

o Deadline: April 23rd 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility:  Plays MUST BE NEW WORKS; scripts that have previously been published or produced will not be accepted; any play which has had more than one consecutive performance by a non-college or university theatre which charged admission and/or had a review will not be considered; furthermore, plays may not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publishing at the time of submission;

o Categories: Full-Length Play, New Works 

o Contact: training@shakespearetavern.com

o Submission Information 

The Old Lady Project: Call For Scripts 

The Old Lady Project is an initiative to encourage the development of plays and musicals that feature significant roles for women over 50. Plays will be submitted to a national panel of directors and producers and two staged readings will occur in Evanston per year. A directory of works will be featured on the Old Lady Project webpage to facilitate connections between theatre companies, directors and producers. Scripts of any length accepted. Scripts selected will be given a staged reading at our expense, author will waive rights fee for initial staging. Author retains all rights.   Organization name: The City of Evanston Community Arts Program

o When/Where: Evanston, IL 

o Deadline: January 23rd 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Anyone! 

o Categories: Full-Length Plays 

o Contact: For more information, call 847-448-8263 or email aallyn@cityofevanston.org 

o Submission Information 

International Human Rights Art Festival Short Play Festival 2023 

New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival (IHRAF.ORG) and The Tank Theater issue a call for proposals for a ten-minute play festival on Wednesday evening, January 11, 2023 as part of the International Human Rights Art Festival's Winterfest, January 11-13 at the Tank, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC.The Festival will take place in the 98-seat main stage. We are looking for self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern. We are especially interested in work exhibiting the values of beauty, sincerity, vulnerability, engagement and celebrating diversity; work inspired by the open-heart of the artist, and not their anger, disgust or disapproval. Selected plays will receive a tech rehearsal during the day on January 11, full tech support, PR and marketing as part of the festival and a prime spot in this year's event There is no fee to apply, and a production stipend of $50 per selected play will be paid.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: December 1

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Please send a description of the work, links, resume and any other information which might be of help in our decision to hello@ihraf.org. Deadline is December 1, 2022. Final decisions will be made by December 15, 2022.

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Contact: hello@ihraf.org

o Submission Information 

Fifth Annual Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda's World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers '68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.  The winner will receive $2,000 to help with cost-of-living expenses. The winning musical will receive development assistance in the 2023 New Works Development Program of Amas Musical Theatre, culminating in an Amas Lab production with New York theatre professionals. Amas, which is administering the award, was the development home for several of Mr. Weinberger's musicals, and which produced the World Premiere of Wanda's World and the New York Premiere of Tea for Three. With the many setbacks in the theatre industry over the past three years, we are grateful to be afforded this opportunity to continue making theatre and creating an impact in our community. Both our 2020 and 2021 winners, Cheeyang Ng and Eric Sorrels, and Gabe Caruso and Sangwoo Lee received development workshops of their musicals Māyā and Settle Down this year. We are excited to begin work with our 2022 winners Charlie Roman and Will Wegner on their piece Onward & Upward, and welcome a new wave of inspiring voices to our musical theatre family. Submissions open Monday September 19, 2022 and will close on Friday, December 2, 2022. 

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: December 2

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)

  • Have no more than seven actors (actors may play multiple roles, if so please include a suggested breakdown of role distribution)

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

  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)

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

  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.

o Categories: New Musicals 

o Contact: amas@amasmusical.org

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 

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company

Nylon Fusion Theatre Company is currently accepting submissions of new works for future projects. RETROSPECT: The Worst of Times We have some epic fails in our past. Explore one of them. Was this a failure to all or just some? Could it have been prevented?   Should it have been prevented?  Take any angle you want, even speculating what it would mean if things were different. PROSPECT: The Future Every era has a "future" style. A future outlook based on the present. What does "future" look like now? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? We look at The Jetsons or Back To The Future and say "where is my flying car?" What do we expect now that we know that flying cars aren't (yet?) a thing? Speculate. Have fun!

o Deadline: TBD

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: To be considered This Round's On Us please submit/email the following: A cover letter, brief synopsis, resume and full script to nylonsubmissions@gmail.com Please be specific as to which project you are submitting to. Write on the SUBJECT LINE For example: This Round's On Us: The Worst Of Times, Jane Jones.

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Contact: nylonsubmissions@gmail.com

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 

NY Winterfest 

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 


Live & In Color 

Musical Theatre: 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 When/Where: Salem, CT 

o Deadline: February 15 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

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 Play must be able to be performed with 2 actors.

    • All submissions should include:

    • Short (5-page max) writing sample/excerpt in PDF format

o Categories: Musicals, Plays 

o Contact: dennis@liveandincolor.org

o Submission Information 

Live & In Color 

June Bingham New Playwright Commission: This commission opportunity provides resources and support toward the creation and development of a new play by early-career women/femme and/or non-binary storytellers.

The opportunity will culminate in a 60-minute 2-person play that will be workshopped and presented as a reading for an audience at L&IC's Fall Retreat in September of 2023. Applications are now open and will close at 11:59 pm EST on 1/31/2023. Due to the volume of submissions, no deadline extensions or late applications will be accepted. The total fee for this Commission will be $3,000; housing, meals, and travel for the retreat are also provided. Schedule and deadlines will be at the discretion of the commission recipient and the program director. We define "early-career" as artists who have written pieces previously, or have engaged in writing via books, film, TV, etc. but have not had theatrical work that has been extensively professionally produced by commercial or non-profit organizations and have less than two full-length pieces that have been published in print. 

o When/Where: Salem, CT 

o Deadline: January 31

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: The Play must be able to be performed with 2 actors.

  • All submissions should include:

  • Short (5-page max) writing sample/excerpt in PDF format

o Categories: Plays 

o Contact: Junebinghamcommission@liveandincolor.org

o Submission Information 

Carlos Annoni International Playwriting Prize 

The Carlo Annoni International Playwriting Prize is now open for submission of short and full-length plays with topics concerning the LBGTQ+ community, including love, diversity and identity in a time of gender fluidity. We are willing to accept both full-length plays and short plays. We accept plays already represented. €1000 awarded to two best plays (one in English and one in Italian) and special jury mentions on multiple categories. The aware ceremony will take place in September 2023 in Milan.

o When/Where: Milan, IT 

o Deadline: April 30

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Send your submission to info@premiocarloannoni.eu.

o Categories: Full-Length Plays 

o Submission Information 

What She Said Festival 

What She Said Festival is a celebration of new, short plays by woman-identifying playwrights. The Underground in Duluth, MN created the festival as an opportunity for women playwrights, directors and actors to have a focused space to express themselves and feature their stories through theater. SEEKING: Submissions for the 2023 What She Said Festival. This will be an evening of 5-8 short plays and monologues written by women playwrights celebrating women and what they have to say. Submit your work(s) any time between now and December 31, 2022.Selected Plays:Will receive 3 staged performances May 11-13th, 2023. Will be awarded a $100 prize. Will be allotted 2 tickets to any performance.

o Deadline: December 31 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Though there are no conditions set on structure, content, or genre, we're seeking works as part of a celebration of women and their voices. Additionally, as this is a festival with multiple plays, the technical elements will be kept simple and will be a consideration as we are selecting plays. Plays will be selected based on: Relevance to the spirit of the festival – Celebrating women and what they have to say

  • The playwright must be woman-identifying.

  • A playwright can submit multiple plays, but they must be submitted separately.

  • Each submission must be no more than 20 pages (excluding title page) at a font no smaller than 12pt.

  • Plays submitted must be unpublished.

  • We will only accept non-musical scripts.

  • Scripts can only be submitted electronically – whatshesaidfest@gmail.com

  • Submissions must be in PDF format

  • Title page must contain playwright contact information

  • You will receive confirmation that submissions have been received – no other contact will be made unless the script is selected for production.

  • Submission Deadline: December 31st at 11:59pm.

o Categories: New Plays 

o Submission Information 

Biai's Monologue Competition  

It is our hope that by connecting Black playwrights (wherever they are located) with stories from Black Appalachian communities, we can:Create monologues that can be developed into full-length plays Create work that explores the Black Appalachian experience, both past and present Establish and cultivate relationships with Black playwrights and other Black theatre artists Give audiences accessibility to new perspectives on life in Appalachia

o Deadline: December 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Monologue Submission Guidelines

  • Playwright must be Black.

  • Monologues must be set in Appalachia. (See link below for list of qualifying states/counties as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission)

  • https://www.arc.gov/appalachian_region/CountiesinAppalachia.asp

  • Monologues must be 5-7 minutes in length (190 words = 1 minute).

  • Monologues must be unpublished and not have had a professional production.

  • Monologues must be written using prompts below.

  • Monologues must be submitted electronically.

o Categories: Monologues  

o Submission Information 

The Braid 

The LGBTQI+ community is filled with Jewish people and their unique experiences. Are you a member or an ally with a story to tell? Share an important moment that explores the beauty of the queer community through the power of love, the heartache of loss and the journey of finding one's place in the world. 

o Deadline: December 31 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Stories are no longer than 1500 words

  • Appear on stage in front of a live audience, Live on Zoom or Livestreamed

  • Performed by Professional Actor(s)

  • Selected stories receive payment and royalties

o Categories: New Plays 

o Submission Information 

Eden Theater Company: The Playwright's Lab

Eden Theater Company allows for emerging playwrights to develop a new play with ETC artists. The playwright collaborates with Eden's Artistic collective to better hone the structure, characters and arcs in their playwriting. We hope that the work developed provides an empathetic vantage into different experiences, and states of spiritual being. We are calling for playwrights to submit an application to participate in our lab series, and are especially seeking New York City playwrights who feel their voice is marginalized, by their age, gender, race, ethnicity or beliefs. This year long collaboration will culminate in a staged development workshop of the playwright's work developed during the lab. We hope to cultivate a longer standing relationship between the playwright and Eden Theater Company.

o Deadline: December 15 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: A cover letter with clear contact information (name, cell phone, and email)

  • A short bio and writing/theater resume, including any website, and/or social media tags

  •  A ten (10) page playwriting sample from a formatted full-length play with a summary/description of the full-length play. This sample should be in a pdf, and represent work that is the best reflection of your writing style and voice at this point in time, and/or would like to develop.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact:  etcplaylab@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program 

Self-Produce a production of your best play in New York City as live theatre comes back to life in this New Renaissance of Theatre. We will do all the work, from hiring a production team and staff, to casting, directing, building costumes, set design, lighting design, payroll and more. From 3 performances to 20 performances for one simple Production Fee. Pre-Pandemic, 2017 - 2019, we produced 60 plays in Midtown Manhattan for playwrights all over the world. Production time frames available: Late Autumn 2021, Winter/Spring 2022.Currently, as we move back into production in New York City, we are only accepting Full-Length plays and Musicals - 60 to 150 minutes. Production fees range from $12,000 to $50,000 depending on the "size" of your production, scenic elements, and the number of performances.                             

o Deadline: TBD

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: If you are serious about self-producing your play in New York City, please forward us: An email cover letter with information about you and your work. your play attached as a .pdf, an attached Synopsis of your play, with the approximate running time, and your set, lighting and costume requirements.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact: manhattanrep@yahoo.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 

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: Ongoing

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 Audition 

Six: The Musical (Broadway/Aragon Tour)

Equity actors for future replacement roles in SIX: THE MUSICAL (Broadway and Aragon Tour) (See breakdown). Seeking sensational triple threat performers 18 and up to portray the SIX wives of Henry VIII as they reunite to tell their stories via a pop concert. All must have incredible pop voices, strong dance skills, great comedic instincts, and the ability to interact well with an audience. SIX welcomes and celebrates performers that reflect the diversity of the world around us. The Queens may be performers of all races and ethnicities, and shapes and sizes. These roles are not solely limited to cisgender women; they are also open to transgender women, non-binary people and other people in the trans community who feel comfortable performing on stage as characters who are women.

o Deadline: December 9

o Pay: Production (League)

o Audition Information 

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


Anthologies of Writing by Women Over 80

Editors Dena Taylor and Wilma Chandler are looking for poetry, fiction, drama, memoir, travel writing, creative non-fiction, and artwork by women over 80 years of age. The anthology will be published by Many Names Press. 

o Deadline: December 31st

o Details:  Send submissions to Dena Taylor at denataylor22@gmail.com.

Company Manager, Williamstown Theatre Festival 

The Company Manager is a year-round member of the Festival staff. This position acts as an ambassador of the Festival, welcoming all seasonal participants each summer and ensuring the well-being and care of the entire Festival community, while exemplifying the professional expectations that the Festival requires of them. The Company Manager works closely with the Producer & Director of Organizational Culture and the Business Office and supervises a seasonal Company Management staff. The work of the Company Manager requires residence in Williamstown, MA from May - August. Work September - December may be done out of the New York City or Williamstown office or potentially be remote, though some travel will be necessary in the winter and early Spring. The ideal candidate is an individual with excellent project management skills, who is energized by building relationships and supporting the needs of a team, and has a passion for bringing artists together and the artistic process.

o Qualifications: You are a creative, analytical and process-oriented thinker capable of remaining flexible and adapting to new situations, tasks, or challenges

  • You are a patient, empathetic, active listener

  • You are highly-organized and self-motivated, capable of handling multiple projects and prioritizing appropriately

  • You thrive in and want to foster a cooperative work environment and nurture others to perform their jobs effectively

  • You enjoy improving systems big and small with an eye toward the future, but enjoy solving problems in the moment

  • You believe that company members' experience with the Festival starts far earlier than when they arrive on campus and that welcoming and providing providing timely and comprehensive information to set shared expectations is critical to their experience

  • You have an excellent working knowledge of Microsoft and Google Suite, especially Excel.

  • You have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are able to quickly craft and deliver clear, accurate, and engaging messaging in both internal and external communications

  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and are able to interact well with and adapt communication styles to a variety of situations and with a variety of individuals, including staff, artists, Festival Board members, and members of the Festival and Williamstown community

  • You have familiarity with theatrical unions and collectively-bargained agreements or an eagerness in learning and understanding union agreements

  • You have familiarity with Box Office ticketing systems or an eagerness to learn

  • You have previous experience working in an arts festival or high-activity theatre environment

  • During the summer season, you have the ability to work day, evening and weekend hours, based on the needs of daily business operations and the productions and not to exceed Festival's weekly hour caps and mandatory day off.

  • You are able to maintain confidentiality and security of sensitive staff and company information

o Compensation:  Salary range: $52,000 - $55,000 Benefits include medical and dental insurance, paid time off and holidays, 403b retirement contributions, and housing in Williamstown during the summer season.

o Submission Information

Managing Director, Third Avenue Play Company  

Third Avenue PlayWorks (TAP) seeks a managing director to join the leadership team of the theatre based in beautiful Door County, WI. TAP has a history of producing intimate, thought-provoking plays and musicals. It is widely recognized as a leading voice, collaborator, and contributor within a vibrant community set in a beautiful natural environment. The person who fills this position will be able to build on this solid foundation while broadening the reach of the organization.The Managing Director will work in a co-leadership relationship with the Artistic Director, with both positions reporting to and working collaboratively with the Board.  Primary responsibilities of the Managing Director include the execution and further development of the strategic vision and goals to ensure long-term sustainability and growth. The Managing Director has direct oversight of all fundraising and development activities, budgeting, financial, culture, human resources, earned revenues, marketing and overall facilities management. Collaboration and communication will be key to the success of this role.

o Qualifications: A degree in arts administration or the equivalent in relevant experience and education

  • Experience with budget preparation, management, and financial best practices

  • Excellent communication, community building, analytical, and leadership skills

  • Strong knowledge of and a passion for fundraising, event planning and execution

  • Knowledge of theatre or arts marketing and public relations

  • Commitment to community outreach and engagement

o Compensation:  $55,000.00 Annually 

o Application Instructions: Please send cover letter and resume to the TAP Search Committee at search@thirdavenueplayworks.org

o Deadline: November 10 

o Submission Information

Associate Director of Development, The Play Company 

The Play Company (PlayCo), an Obie award winning, Off Broadway, not-for-profit theatre in New York City, seeks a charismatic and entrepreneurial fundraising professional to work at the forefront of our fundraising and resource development efforts. The Associate Director for Development (ADD) will join a close-knit, collaborative team at our organization to play a vital role in our strategic planning, capacity building, fundraising and community building. They will supervise a support staff member as well as external contractors such as event producers. PlayCo serves artists, audiences and community partners who bring a multitude of global and cultural perspectives to our work. We value and center artists and staff team members in our planning and decision-making, to ensure a living wage, humane and positive workplace, work/life balance and professional development opportunities for all. We are continuously and proactively addressing inequitable and exclusionary systems and practices within our own organization and within the theatre field. Growing our base of support is key to building our capacity to expand and sustain our values-centered and people-centered practices.

o Responsibilities: Reporting to the Executive Producer, the ADD will work hand in hand with PlayCo's leadership to create and implement annual development plans and long term strategies that build organizational capacity. They will lead all development efforts, with support from the Development Assistant and external contractors such as event producers.They will collaborate with the full PlayCo team to identify organizational goals and priorities, and contribute to achieving these from their resource development perspective. PlayCo's projected budget in the current fiscal year is approximately 1 million with individual giving representing $200,000, institutional giving representing $520,000, and benefit income representing $100,000. The ADD's day to day responsibilities will be weighted toward individual giving, including current donor relationships, research and cultivation of new donors, semi-annual fundraising campaigns, liasing with the PlayCo board, and special events. While PlayCo leadership will drive institutional giving, the ADD will play a role in creating overall strategy and will supervise institutional giving operations. Other team members, including leadership and the Development Assistant, will be responsible for completing tasks such as grant writing and preparation, maintaining the grants calendar, and prospect research. 

o Salary: $65,000.00

o Application Instructions: To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to jobs@playco.org

o Submission Information

Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program For Actos 

Isn't it time that you star in a play that will take your career to the next level? Stop wasting your time seeking work and get to work. Years ago, they labelled a self-produced play starring the actor who is producing it, a "vanity production." (There are even some dramatic organizations that still use this antiquated, ridiculous term.) At Manhattan Rep, we call it: SMART. You can wait to get that role, or you can self-produce the perfect vehicle tailor-made for you. We will build it for you, handle all the details of the production and direct you in the play of your dreams. You can star in any play you want, as long as the rights are available for production in New York City! Manhattan Rep has always been about self-production for the truth of the matter is, to create anything in life, you have to take responsibility for making it happen! We are currently booking productions for 2023. It's time to be smart. Take responsibility for getting your work out into the world. We will build your production, and, we will do it beautifully!

o Deadline: TBD

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Please put "Play Production Program For Actors" in the subject heading of your email.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

o Contact: manhattanrep@yahoo.com

o Submission Information 

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.


NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship

The NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellowship is a $8,000 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 25

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: 25 years or older by the application deadline date. 

  • 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 (2021 & 2022)

  • Not 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: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022

  • 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

  • Applicants can apply in a maximum of 2 categories each cycle

  • 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 2022-2023 panelist

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

o Application Information

The Playwrights Center Many Voices Fellowship 

The Many Voices Fellowship is intended to support early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights (what's this?) who demonstrate extraordinary potential, artistic vision, and a commitment to a professional development residency in Minnesota. Starting on July 1, 2023, the fellowship is expanding from a one-year residency to a two-year residency (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2025), and the salary will be increasing to $25,000/year, to enhance sustainability for each playwright.

o Deadline: December 1

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility:  Applicants must reside in, and have the legal right to work in, the United States during the fellowship term. Applicants may not have had more than two different works fully produced by professional theaters by the time of the application. Productions that open after December 1, 2022 do not count.

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.


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


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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