4/03/2023

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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Flight Forward Festival 


Playhouse Creatures Theatre (PCTC) is seeking 10-minute play submissions for its "Fight Forward Festival. " Let's face it, there's a lot wrong in the world right now. But, there is still a lot worth fighting for.  As part of a community, a society, this planet, we need to stay ever vigilant and fight for what really matters to us. We have the responsibility to fight for those who can't fight for themselves; to raise our voices when others are silenced.  We need to fight forward toward a better, safer, more inclusive future.  What keeps you up at night? What needs to change NOW? Your play should have themes of social justice, reproductive rights, equality, Gun control, LGBTQIA's+ rights, war, inept politics/ political systems, the environment... sadly we could go on and on. The plays must be 10 minutes, but the genre and theme are up to you. Bring your passion! We want to hear from you. Five plays will be selected and the winners will each be awarded $100, prize, as well as a  June,  rehearsed public presentation; a three-day virtual presentation.

o Deadline: May 15 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: 10 minutes, No Fee 

o Contact:  Send  submissions to PCTCFights@gmail.com by  May 15th, 2023

o Categories: 10 Minute Plays 


The Seven 


The Seven is one of the nation's premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are read by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced. This year, the jury will select from scripts based on the theme: "The Elephant in the Room." The overall Jury Award-winner will be awarded the Bradford Gromelski Prize, and will receive transportation to/from and lodging at the festival. 

o Deadline: April 11, 2023: Postmarked submission deadline.  April 16 , 2023 at 11:59 pm (MST): Digital submission deadline.

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: The Seven is composed of world premiere productions. The script must never have been produced in order to be accepted. Scripts that have received public readings only ARE eligible.

  • The theme for this year's fest is "The Elephant in the Room". Submit only unpublished/unproduced scripts which relate to this theme in some way.  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.).

  • Scripts may be a maximum of 10 pages, in standard playwriting formats. Character/title pages do not count against the 10 page script maximum.

  • Each script must be submitted as a single file set-up in this order:

    • Title page with all playwright contact information

    • Title page with no contact information

    • Make sure to include your email address. Once the submissions have been logged-in, you will receive a confirmation email, which could take up to 72 hours. 

  • The preferred method of submission is digital, and the process can be accessed below. There is a $5.00 US submission fee to do so. For digital submissions, only .pdf, .doc, and .docx file formats will be accepted.

  • If you wish to submit by standard mail, please send script(s) to:  FUSION, The Seven Submissions 700 1st St. NW Albuquerque, NM  87102.

  •  There is no submission fee if you choose to use this method.  Script pages should be affixed using a single staple or paperclip ONLY.  No binders or folders.Playwrights can submit a maximum of TWO scripts total.

  • There are no age/gender/career, etc. limitations in this submission process. It is open to all, and scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.

  • If you are submitting a musical, make sure to include the audio files on a thumb drive. You must submit these scripts via snail mail.

o Contact:  Executive Director Dennis Gromelski, 505.766.9412

o Categories: Short Plays, Musicals 

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. 

o Deadline: April 15

o Application Fee: None

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;

  • Adaptations and collaborations may be considered (please note that the prize money will be awarded to the winning script, not each individual collaborator);

  • Plays must be submitted by attachment in PDF format under the following guidelines:

  • Send ONLY 1 copy, in PDF format.

  • Scripts should be in a standard format, such as Dramatists Guild Modern Stage Play.

  • Text should be in 12 pt type and in a standard font such as Times New Roman.

  • Script must include page numbers at the bottom of each page.

  • The author's name MUST NOT appear anywhere in the script.

  • DO NOT include resumes, playwright biographies, or a history of the play.

  • DO include a page with character breakdowns (age, gender, etc.)

  • DO include a "slug line" or one sentence blurb about the play as well as a synopsis of no more than 100 words.

  • Special consideration will be given to plays that include any/all of the following:

  • Full length plays with an intermission, running between 90 minutes and 2 hours 30 minutes;

  • Use of direct audience address;

  • Direct reference to Shakespeare (the person or his works);

  • A prologue and/or epilogue.

o Contact:  training@shakespearetavern.com.

o Categories: Full-Length Plays

o Submission Information


Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival at Pablo Center One-Act New Plays Workshop


As an integral part of this new festival, Pablo Center is proud to introduce Improbable Fiction: A New Works series. Playwrights from across the region and country are invited to submit one-act plays in one of three categories: "Young Voices" (for writers ages 16-24), "Diverse Persp ectives (for writers who identify as BIPOC), or "Shakes-pired" (for works inspired by or an homage to Shakespeare and his plays). Through a blind adjudication process, the festival will select three playwrights to showcase their talent and creative writing through the workshop and provide a stipend of $1,500 for each script selected.

o Deadline: May 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Please include a synopsis of your play in 50-100 words.

  • Plays should run no fewer than 15 minutes, or more than 45 minutes in length.

  • Plays must be typed in standard play format.

  •  Plays must not have been previously produced or published.

  • Plays shall be full complete works, not a scene or act from a larger work or work-in-progress.

  • The playwright's name should not appear anywhere in the script.

  • Include two title pages: One title page should contain a) the name of your play, and b) your name, address, phone number, and email address. The second title page should include only the title of your play, as this will be a blind read.

  • Production criteria include scripts able to be produced with open staging and minimal design/technical support for a 400-seat black box theater. Scripts not fitting this criteria may be considered, but may be given a staged reading versus a full production.

  • Playwrights retain full rights to all works submitted. However, WSF shall be named as "first produced"

  • Selected plays will have a production mounted in late July 2023 at Pablo Center at the Confluence's Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival with one public performance each.

  • Playwrights are encouraged to attend rehearsals either via Zoom or in-person and collaborate with the director – the purpose is to both help the playwright to fine tune the script and the director to collaborate on a new script.

  • Playwrights are requested to attend the performance of their work, either in person or via zoom and participate in a post-show discussion.

o Contact:  Send Manuscripts to: Department of Theatre & Dance | Texas State University 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 ATTN: Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Submission Information


Texas State University Black Latino Playwrights Celebration


The Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration is a workshop and showcase featuring the work of student and professional Black and Latino playwrights. Celebrating the voices of Black and Latino Playwrights by work shopping new plays in collaboration with professional directors, actors, and university students. Notification of selected writers by June 30, 2023. Play scripts may be delivered by regular mail, in person or using this submission form. Include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish your manuscript returned. 

o Deadline: April 15

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: None

o Contact:  Send Manuscripts to: Department of Theatre & Dance | Texas State University 601 University Drive San Marcos, Texas 78666 ATTN: Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Submission Information


Advance Theatre Festival 


Over two weeks, 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, and a workshop presentation. 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 Deadline: May 15

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: please send your play synopsis, brief bio, and a maximum ten page script excerpt to info@rubyslippers.ca by May 15, 2023. One submission per person please. Successful candidates will be notified by June 30, 2023. The 2023/24 Advance Theatre Festival will take place in February of 2024, dates TBA. This is a curated process. Priority will be given to inclusivity; all cultural backgrounds, orientations, identities, abilities, and ages.

o Contact:  info@rubyslippers.ca 

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Submission Information


Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) seeks 10-minute plays from veterans

Veterans Repertory Theater (VetRep) is launching a 10-minute play competition for playwrights who meet one of the following criteria:

  o Deadline: July 30 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility:  Must be a completed play, ten (10) minutes or less in length; Any genre/any subject matter; does not have to be related to veteran's service 

  • Must not be a musical, screenplay, children's play, adaptation, translation, or fan fiction play 

  • Must be the entrant's own original work and cannot be co-authored

  • Must be typed in the English language 

  • Must not have been previously produced or published. (Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are permitted).

  • Must not be under option, commissioned, or scheduled for professional production or publication at the time of submission

  • Must not violate the intellectual property rights of any third party 


  • Playwrights may submit more than one play Winners and finalists will be notified via email no later than December 31, 2023.

  •  (Note: We will make every effort to have results back to submitters ASAP, however, in order to ensure fair treatment of each submission and to plan for any contingencies which may arise, we are providing a worst-case scenario for our timeline).

  • There is no participation or submission fee. There is no guarantee that winners' or finalists' work will be produced by VetRep.

o Categories: 10 minute plays 

o Contact: info@vetrep.org

o Submission Information 


New York Theater Festival Fall/Winter Fest 

WELCOME TO THE BIGGEST AND MOST PRESTIGIOUS PLAYWRIGHT/MUSICAL We strongly believe that self producing a play or a musical can offer a very important tool for the growth of every playwright's work. Once a playwright sees their work onstage, it provides an opportunity for the playwright to improve or modify their story. It's also a great opportunity to invite people from the industry to see your production. People are more likely to go see a show than to read an unsolicited script, as some industry people receive on average thousands of submissions per month, and they understand that the journey for a show to be successful often goes through several productions Our team is completely dedicated to help get your work seen. We are always with you to help, from the first moment of your tech rehearsal to the closing of your last show. You will never be left alone during the process. We will help you to choose some of the 85 set/furniture props we offer to dress your stage for your run, and give you a complete crash course on how to use the audio/light/video system, which are intentionally very user friendly.After we show you how to use the tools we provide and how to utilize the space, you will be able to rehearse your tech rehearsal with whatever plan works best for you and your production. A team member will be present to provide prime responses to every inquiry, as well as a telephone # you can call anytime during relevant hours throughout the run of your show. In 11 years and 19 seasons we have successfully hosted 1,200 plays and 300 musicals and rewarded with cash prizes over 300 artists who participated in our Festival. Yours could be the next production onstage!

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 


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 


Constellation Stage & Screen

The Woodward/Newman Award is an exclusive honor offered by Constellation Stage & Screen, 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 Constellation's Mainstage season. Please note that there are significant changes to our submission and selection process from previous years. In order to make the Woodward/Newman Award accessible to all, we have eliminated submission fees as well as the contest format. The Woodward/Newman Award will continue to be awarded to an unpublished new play once per year and come with a $3,000 cash prize and a full production. Submissions will be accepted and reviewed by our literary team on an ongoing basis, and will be considered for the award as well as for all 8 production slots in our season. So a play that is not selected for the Woodward/Newman slot in our season, may still be considered and selected for production. This will allow us to now accept open submissions for all types of plays (including TYA shows). Plays submitted prior to September 1 will be considered for the 2023-24 season, while plays submitted beyond that date will be considered for the 2024-25 Season. All submissions will be kept on file for 2 years after submission.

o When/Where: Bloomington, IN 

o Deadline: September 1

o Application Fee: $10 Administrative Fee 

o Eligibility: We are currently accepting submissions for the 2024-25 Woodward/Newman Award. The award recipient and finalists will be announced by May 15, 2024. The winner will be awarded $3,000 and a full production (including housing/transportation).

  • "Full-length" plays should have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes). TYA shows should have a complete running time of over 40 minutes.

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

  • Each play should be individually submitted at the following link: CONSTELLATION STAGE & SCREEN PLAY SUBMISSION.

  • You will be asked to submit your play as an attachment and all other information (bio, history, synopsis, character breakdown) will be entered into a form. Musical submissions may upload demos as an attachment or include a link to a shared folder.

  • Limit of 2 play submissions per year.

  • If you have any questions, please email literary@seeconstellation.org.

o Categories: New Works, Drama, Theatre 

o Address: 411 E 7th ST Bloomington, IN 47408

o Contact: literary@seeconstellation.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 


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

Diversionary: Seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works

Diversionary is always seeking new, full-length LGBTQIA+ works for consideration. Please follow the guidelines below if you would like to submit your work. Because of the volume of submissions, those that do not follow the guidelines will not be considered.                             

o Deadline: None 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Please send all of the above items as a single document in pdf format to frankie@diversionary.org. For music, please send the items in mp3 format or include a link to be accessed. No physical submissions sent to the theatre will be considered.

  • a one-page synopsis, character breakdown, and playwright bio

  • a development/production history of the submitted work (including date written and any readings, workshops, and full stagings)

  • a ten-page sample of the work

  • three audio recordings of music, twelve minutes total, if it's a musical

o Categories: Full Length Plays, Musicals 

o Contact:  frankie@diversionary.org

o Submission Information 


Agbowó Magazine: "Transition"

Agbowó is growing to be a foremost African art company providing platforms for African writers and artists that ensure creative Africans can concentrate on creating great art while we ensure they get the audience and the value they deserve. The editors of Agbowó magazine invite you to submit to its July issue themed "Transition!" What possibilities can writers derive from transitioning? And how does language transition from an idea into a story, a lexicon into verses? As editors, we admit that transition leaves a mark on us, a memory we carry with us as we kinetically charge toward a destination. As we delve into the complexities of transition, we invite writers to explore the theme through their wildest imaginations possible. From the upheaval of migration to settling down into a new home, from the strife of a breakup to the miracle of new love, we want to hear your stories of change and transformation. Please use "Transition Issue" as the subject line of your submission. Along with your submission, please include a brief bio about yourself.                                 

o Deadline: April 30 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: One Act Plays: We will consider for publication one-act plays with running times between 10 and 30 minutes. 

  • Submissions can explore any theme and can be genre-bending as well.

  • We are open to new ideas so the plays can be experimental. 

  • The submission should have a maximum cast of 7 characters. There can be room for three minor characters with limited dialogues.

  • Submissions should include a cover letter with a brief summary of the play, the name and location of the playwright, the running time, performance history (if it has been performed before), and awards (if it has won any awards).

  • Submissions should be in Microsoft Word documents.

  • Only finished scripts of one-act plays are acceptable. Do not submit drafts of works in process. Previously produced plays are welcomed.

  • The play must be a complete one-act play, not a part of a larger work. 

  • Please remember to indicate in your subject the issue to which you are submitting.

  • Please send your One-Act plays for consideration here

  • 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: One-Act 

o Contact:  drama.agbowo@gmail.com

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 


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


Murmation Theatre 


Murmuration Theatre Company is seeking plays that have a cast size between 2-11 for our 2023 & 2024 seasons Accepting work for consideration in the following categories: New Voices Showcase: Curated selection of 4-10 new plays (scripts 2 - 40 pages); fully staged and directed by our creative team. Mainstage Show: a one act or full length play (scripts 35 - 120 pages); fully staged and directed by our creative team. In development: Actor's Lab Performance Series: a monthly selection of scenes or short plays (any length), performed at workshop or staged reading level.Playwrights selected for our mainstage production will receive $30 per performance of their one-act or full length play; playwrights selected for our New Voices Showcase will receive $10 per performance of their short or one-act.

o When/Where: Brooklyn, New York 

o Deadline: None 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Please submit PDF copies of scripts via the google form below, and feel free to reach out to murmurationtheatreco@gmail.com with any questions or concerns. Multiple submissions are allowed. Preference will be given to playwrights who are able to attend at least one performance of their work in the NYC area.

  • We will be accepting submissions on a rolling basis, and hope to be in touch with responses within 30 days of submission. Please feel free to reach out after that point if you have not received word from our team.

  • Solo Shows, Theatre for Young Audiences and Musicals will not be considered.

  • New writers as well as writers with voices that have historically been underrepresented in the theater industry (gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, religion, ability status, etc.) are encouraged to apply.

o Categories: Full-Length Plays, One-Acts

o Contact:  murmurationtheatreco@gmail.com 

o Submission Information 


Fade to Black 


Fade To Black Play Festival is groundbreaking! When we started we did so with the desire to create something "wonderful"! A team of local directors, actors, and volunteers used their talents to open doors of opportunity for emerging Black playwrights. Suddenly our humble play festival was on its feet and forging onward! From that moment on, we have never looked back!

o When/Where: Houston, TX 

o Deadline: April 1

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Ten Minute Plays: No fee is required.

  • No restriction of theme or genre.

  • Three (3) play are allowed per playwright.

  • Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize.

  • Full production costs provided.

  • Theme preference: The Wonder of Life

  • Preferred genre of scripts: Comedy

  •  No fee is required.

  • Three (3) monologues are allowed per playwright.

  • Selected playwright winners will be awarded a cash prize. 

  • Full production costs provided.

o Categories: Short Plays, Monologues

o Contact: fade2blackfest@gmail.com 

o Submission Information 


Sixth Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival


The Ivoryton Playhouse have announced its Sixth Annual Ivoryton Women Playwrights Festival. They are seeking submissions of one-act plays by women playwrights. The IWPF provides the 4 writers whose work is chosen, paid travel to Ivoryton and housing while here, 3 days of intensive workshops with a director and actors for play development and participation in a staged reading festival that will take place October 25-28, 2023. Writers will also receive a $500 stipend. Ten minute plays are acceptable, and all plays must run no more than one hour. The theatre will be accepting completed manuscripts by email only until June 1st, 2023.

o When/Where: Ivoryton, CT 

o Deadline: June 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Interested playwrights should email a completed manuscript, (for musicals include a script and links to music), with name and contact info. The Ivoryton Women Playwrights' Festival is also seeking resumes from directors (CT residents only), and those interested in being readers, both men and women. Play submissions, and resumes from directors and readers should be emailed to Jacqui Hubbard, Artistic Director jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.org.

o Categories: One-Act 

o Contact: jhubbard@ivorytonplayhouse.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 


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 


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 

Signature Theatre 2023-24 Season and Goodspeed Muscals (Private Jones) - NYC EPA (04.07.23)


Equity actors for roles in Signature Theatre's 2023-24 Season and Goodspeed Musicals' production of PRIVATE JONES (See breakdown).

o Deadline: April 7 

o Location: Actors' Equity New York Audition Center: 165 W 46th St 16th Fl New York, NY 10036

o Breakdown: Please prepare a short monologue and/or a short song. Auditions may not exceed 2 minutes total. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring two copies of your headshot and resume stapled together.

o Pay: LORT Non-Rep $1008 weekly minimum (LORT B) $739 weekly minimum (LORT D)

o Audition Information 


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


BACKSTAGE 

The Nancy Dean Award for Lesbian Playwrights 2023


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: June 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, 2023. 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

Director of Production, New York Live Arts 

The Director of Production will help steer the organization towards the achievement of its goals as well as participate in developing and furthering the overall mission of the organization. The Director of Production is responsible for stewarding all productions towards the realization of their artistic vision within the physical and financial parameters established by New York Live Arts for all programs (Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, Resident Commissioned Artist, Live Feed, Fresh Tracks, Live Ideas, Theatre Initiative Program and others). This position works in coordination with full-time production staff members (Production Manager, Technical Manager, Lighting Manager, and Production Stage Manager) and a pool of freelance labor and reports to the Producing Director. Works closely with the entire programming department including Artistic Director, Bill T. Jones and Associate Artistic Director, Janet Wong.

o Requirements:  Coordinate all production aspects of all Live Arts presenting season, rentals activities, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and special projects

  • Create and manage the Production Department budget for all Live Arts presenting season, rentals activities, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company, and special projects

  • Create and maintain a working environment in the theater that is efficient, productive, creative, and fun for all staff, artists, designers, and technicians

  • Enforce safe work practices ensuring a safe working environment for all

  • Manage the maintenance of the theater and production equipment

  • Advise and follow up on theatrical equipment systems maintenance, upgrades, and capital improvements, in collaboration with Technical Manager and Lighting Manager

  • Ensure tech specs, drawings and other publicly distributed technical information is up to date

  • Help Producing Director in the advance of our core programs: Fresh Tracks, Live Feed, Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA), Live Artery, Live Ideas Festival, Open Spectrum, and Season Opener
    Assist Producing Director in the creation of contracts by putting together estimates and redlining riders

o Compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000

o Submission Information

Costume Manager, American Repertory Theatre 

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is a leading force in the American theater, producing groundbreaking work that is driven by risk-taking and passionate inquiry. A.R.T. was founded in 1980 by Robert Brustein, who served as Artistic Director until 2002, when he was succeeded by Robert Woodruff. Diane Paulus began her tenure as Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director in 2008 and co-leads the theater in partnership with Executive Director Kelvin Dinkins, Jr., who began his tenure in June 2022. 

o Start Date: ASAP 

o Requirements:  Directs all aspects of costuming for ART productions and advises on costuming needs for undergraduate performances. Promote an inclusive and safe work environment:

  • Foster a culture of community, equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism among staff and guest artists

  • Foster a culture of psychological and physical safety, and ensure safe work environment and practices are observed

  • Maintain and promote a safe work environment by following and enforcing all safety regulations, ensuring placement and maintenance of safety equipment, training employees on safety practices, reporting and managing records of incidents, staying current on safety issues and advising management and staff on related policy

  • Hire and supervise Costume Staff (Assistant Costume Shop Manager, Head Draper, Crafts Artisan, and additional staff as needed)

  • Foster the professional development of the team with annual performance reviews, periodic feedback, and training opportunities. Encourage use of paid-time off.  Staff appropriately for redundancy to ensure time can take be taken and promote a healthy work-life balance.

  • Collaborate with all costume and wardrobe departments (Costumes, Crafts, Wardrobe, Wigs, Hair & Makeup) to finalize the hiring and onboarding of overhire, and ensure compliance with the union (HUCTW) and Harvard employment policies

  • Regularly schedule opportunities for staff to participate in relevant industry and professional development trainings

  • Collaboration with Costume Designers and in partnership with the Wardrobe Manager, collaborate with Makeup/Hair/Wig Designers to accomplish their designs within budget (materials and labor) and timeline (including factoring in meetings, fittings, and construction time)

  • Collaboration with Stage Management and Costume Designer on costume plots, entrance/exit charts, the scheduling of fittings, and responding to costume notes in rehearsal and performance reports

  • Manage cross-seasonal costume budgets for supplies and shop maintenance

  • Collaborate and maintain open lines of communication

  • Keep Production Management up to date on Costume budget, expenses, and timeline tracking

  • Oversee the daily operation of the costume department, including facilitating conversation between costume sub-departments as projects move between areas, and communicating changes as they come up

  • Collaboration with other production departments on cross-departmental projects
    Attend production meetings, studio rehearsals, tech rehearsals, and previews as needed

  • Maintain offsite costume storage and document stock and saved shows. Rent or lend stock to student groups or outside organizations as possible

  • Represent Costume in building meetings as we design and build our new theatre

  • Strong knowledge and vocabulary of costume and craft construction methods and materials.

  • Willingness to continue research and grow personal knowledge in the area of makeup, hair, and wigs, particularly global majority styling and care resources. 

  • Ability to quickly and accurately budget and report the amount of time needed for costume and craft production, sourcing, and show running tasks

  • Empathy, listening skills, and a strong ability to read body language and other nonverbal clues are essential
    Conflict resolution skills - diffusing tension, navigating difficult conversations, mediating resolutions
    Ability to adapt and quickly communicate changes throughout the production process

  • Must be capable of overseeing multiple projects happening simultaneously via delegating and collaborating with Costume sub-department team members

  • Class D driver's license and comfort driving sprinter van preferred, but not a requirement

  • Ability to maintain and repair sewing machines preferred, but not a requirement

o Compensation:  $78,000

o Submission Information


Technical Designer, La Jolla Playhouse

Under the direction of the Scenery Supervisor and in collaboration with the Production Management team the Technical Designer serves as a key member of La Jolla Playhouse's Scenery Department. The Technical Designer will have the primary responsibility of overseeing the engineering, drafting and technical construction of scenery (built, purchased, rented, or otherwise) for all productions produced and presented by La Jolla Playhouse including festivals and special events. Key to the success of those projects, the Technical Designer, in collaboration with the other Production Department Supervisors, will take an active role in communication with Designers, IATSE Stagehands and La Jolla Playhouse Management with an emphasis on maintaining a safe and healthy work environment. Strong candidates will possess a strong working knowledge of structural and mechanical design and a demonstrated ability to safely engineer complex scenery solutions. The successful candidate is a collaborative technical engineer committed to La Jolla Playhouse's mission and values.

o Start Date: May 1, 2023

o Requirements:  Create technical drawings for shop build based on designer drawings, layouts, and other visual aids

  • Draft detailed assembly and installation drawings for use by production crew during load in

  • Research materials and hardware required to execute the construction of designed units and inform Production Foreman of ordering needs

  • Actively communicate with shop crew to monitor build progress and help monitor quality control

  • Work closely with Scenery Supervisor and Production managers to meet budgetary and scheduling goals

  • Communicate closely with production design team during the engineering and construction phases of the project 

  • Compile relevant drawings and documents to facilitate successful future transfers of LJP productions as necessary

  • Enhance and support the educational and institutional mission of La Jolla Playhouse

  • Maintain regular communication regarding coordination of artists' requirements and La Jolla Playhouse resources

  • Function in a professional and collegial manner

  • Help Producing Director in the advance of our core programs: Fresh Tracks, Live Feed, Resident Commissioned Artist (RCA), Live Artery, Live Ideas Festival, Open Spectrum, and Season Opener
    Assist Producing Director in the creation of contracts by putting together estimates and redlining riders

o Compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000

o Submission Information


Manhattan Repertory Theatre Play Production Program For Actors 

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 labeled 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: Associate Director of Marketing & Associate Producer: Literary & New Play Development

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: Assistant Sound Engineer, Director of Audience Experience, Marketing Operation, Coordinator, etc.. 

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 

3GT Brady Fellowship 

The Brady Fellowship is for emerging Bay Area women and AFAB writers who are: over 40 and/or BIPOC and/or LBTQ+. Each play is supported with dramaturgy and given a full staged reading in front of an audience. This is invaluable support for an emerging writer. This year's window for Brady Fellows opens April 1st and closes May 30th.  For questions about the application or program, email Literary Director Pamela Hollings

o Deadline: May 30 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: To be eligible to be a Brady Fellow, playwrights must be based in the SF Bay Area full-time, AND identify as a member of at least one of these communities:

  • A woman over 40 

  • Transgender

  • Lesbian, bisexual, or queer (assigned female at birth)

  • Black, Indigenous, or woman of color (BIWOC)

  • All Brady Fellows must have had less than 3 professional productions of their full-length work (readings, works-in-progress, or student showings do NOT count as professional productions).

o Application Information 


Sallie Bingham Grant  

Sallie Bingham is a writer, teacher, feminist activist, and philanthropist. Sallie's first novel was published by Houghton Mifflin in 1961. It was followed by four collections of short stories; her most recent book, from Sarabande Books in 2014, is titled The Blue Box: Three Lives In Letters. She has also published six additional novels, three collections of poetry, numerous plays (produced off-Broadway and regionally), and the well-known family memoir, Passion and Prejudice (Knopf, 1989). Her short stories have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, New Letters, Plainswoman, Plainsong, Greensboro Review, Negative Capability, The Connecticut Review, and Southwest Review, among others, and have been anthologized in Best American Short Stories, Forty Best Stories from Mademoiselle, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and The Harvard Advocate Centennial Anthology. She has received fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Sallie has worked as a book editor for The Courier-Journal in Louisville and has been a director of the National Book Critics Circle. She is the founder of the Kentucky Foundation for Women, which published The American Voice, and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University.

o Deadline: April 30 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Applications must be co-submitted by a student (preferably, the director of the proposed event) who is enrolled full-time at a university or college during the semester of his/her/their proposed production or reading series AND a faculty advisor. Faculty advisors, in co-submitting this application, agree to oversee the allocation of grant monies as needed and act as a liaison between student creative teams and History Matters.

o Application Information 


Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund 2023 

In 2017, Audible launched a theater initiative, intended to radically increase access to exceptional plays and performances. A core pillar of the initiative is the Emerging Playwrights Fund, a program that invests in and nurtures self-identifying emerging playwrights, some of our most inventive, delightful, and provocative storytellers. Through the Fund, Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices and harnessing the power and potential of audio to reach millions of listeners. The Fund specifically supports the creation of original dramatic work, written with audio in mind, but theatrical in spirit. Audible is dedicated to commissioning, developing, and producing work that reflects the diversity of our members and our world. To accomplish this, Audible is committed to granting at least 50% of emerging playwright commissions to artists of color and women.

o Deadline: None

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Submissions will re-open in January 2023. To be considered as an applicant for a commission, please submit all of the following to AudibleTheater@audible.com:

1. One full-length script for an original or adapted play (in English language only) that represents your voice ("Script"). The Script can be in any genre and may include one-acts and solo pieces;

2. A short biography; and

3. A brief statement about why audio plays appeal to you.

4. If you have an idea for an original audio play, you are welcome to include a pitch or summary along with your statement (this is encouraged, but not required).

o Application Information 

Woolly Mammoth x Black List Playwriting Commission

The Black List has reopened submissions for the Woolly Mammoth x Black List Playwriting Commission. The recipient of this partnership will receive a $10,000 grant for the commission of a new play. Woolly Mammoth's mission is to produce courageous and invigorating new work to radically redefine theatre as a catalyst for an equitable, creative, and engaged society. In an effort to carry out their mission, Woolly Mammoth looks for artists with original voices who are experimenting in form or content and asking big questions.  Writers are invited to submit a play or musical for consideration by uploading it directly to The Black List website. Submissions will be accepted until midnight on April 2, 2023. Only plays and musicals will be considered for this opportunity. Please do not submit feature film and one-hour or half-hour pilot scripts. Up to 15 writers will be invited, based on the strength of their plays and/or musicals as determined by the Black List, to submit additional materials, including a professional resume and a personal statement. From those submissions, select writers may be chosen to interview, via Zoom, and up to one writer will be selected to receive the commission. If you submitted work during the initial submission window for this Commission, we kindly request that you do not re-submit the same script.

o Deadline: April 2 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Woolly Mammoth appreciates heightened theatricality through energetic language or innovative narrative structures. They are interested in challenging or provocative subject matter with a preference for comedy or irony.  

  • Woolly Mammoth tends to not be drawn to work that is earnest or overly sentimental. They tend not to be drawn to work that lives primarily in realism and traditional narrative structures. Woolly doesn't really do "living room plays"–unless they are the bonkers version of that. 

  • Woolly Mammoth acknowledges the spectrum in which courageous and innovative work can fall on between playing with content, style, and aesthetics. The two pillars of the work done at Woolly Mammoth are artistic innovation and civic provocation, and by that they mean what is the question or subject that needs to be discussed or have light shined on it that is not being addressed–or in other words, what is the mammoth in the room that we avoid talking about because it is new or controversial or  uncomfortable -- "Woolly"  plays have a balance of these two elements.

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 



RESIDENCIES 

The Rockefeller Foundation 

The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center has a track record of spurring action and impact to address pressing global challenges. Each year, during an annual open call for applications, we seek candidates from a broad range of fields, areas of practice and expertise, with diverse backgrounds and cultural perspectives.

o Deadline: April 26 

o Application Fee: None 

o When: 4 weeks 

o Eligibility: The General Open Call Residency is for all practitioners, academics and artists working in any discipline or area of study. Projects can be based on any topic but must demonstrate clear social impact and charitable purpose. This residency is available to a wide range of diverse actors such as:

  • University and think tank-based academics, researchers, professors, and scientists working in any discipline

  • Artists and writers, including but not limited to composers, fiction and non-fiction writers, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers, dancers, musicians, and visual artists who share in the Foundation's mission of promoting the well-being of humankind, and produce work that enhances our shared understanding of pressing global or social issues

  • Senior-level policymakers, nonprofit leaders, journalists, private sector leaders and public advocates in a variety of fields and sectors

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

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