#StageOpps #StageOppsDec23



Sundog Theatre  

Sundog Theatre in NYC is seeking one-act plays for "Scenes from the Staten Island Ferry 2024" This is Sundog Theatre's 22nd annual presentation of new and original, one-act plays about our favorite boats. This year's theme: Things Are Not What They Seem. Plays can be comedies or dramas. (Humor is always appreciated)

o Deadline: December 15  

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Original plays not previously produced, with a signed note affirming that.

  • 10-25 minutes in length with setting on the Staten Island Ferry.

  • Set in a contemporary time period. Strong priority will be given to plays with 2 characters, however, 3-character plays will be considered. No special set pieces other than benches or railings found on the Ferry, as well as limited and easily accessible props/costumes, and refrain from unusual sound or lighting effects.

  • Avoid overt and unnecessary sexual/violence situations and language since we cater to a broad audience.

  • No musicals, excessively long monologues, poetry, rants, or verse

o Categories: One Act Plays 

o Submission Information 

Sundog Theatre: Radio Plays  

Sundog Theatre's longtime series "The Originals" will take place on MakerPark Radio's internet-based station in NYC. Sundog is seeking plays that actors will read, broadcast live on the web, and be heard throughout NYC, the US, and worldwide in January 2024.

o Deadline: December 8 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Original dramas or comedies – no more than 5 characters.

  • Like true radio plays, sound effects should be written into the script to set the scenes.

  • A Foley operator will create the effects.

  • Plays should not rely on visuals to tell a story and set the mood, only words/musicsound.

  • Ideal running time: 45-60 minutes.

  • Exhibit care with any sexual/violent situations. We cater to a broad audience and families.

  • Sundog will pay a remuneration of $150 for each play that is used.

  • No fee to submit

o Categories: Radio Plays 

o Submission Information 

Experimental Theatre Writing Workshop 

Seeking female or female-identifying experimental writers for the Fall Experimental Theater Writing Workshop. This is a series of ten Zoom classes/workshops held every Tuesday evening from 01/09/24 - 03/12/24. Classes will consist of discussions of homework material; prompt assignments; and readings of work generated in class. The last class will consist of final presentations. Literary movements and theories allow us to see the social response of theatre to the world.  While these movements and theories enlighten us to historical artistic responses, they can also seem like arcane academic subjects to the writer.  Questions we may ask are: can some of these concepts unearth new dramatic possibilities for the writer?  Can theories or techniques of the past be relevant in today's socio-political landscape?  If we are seeking new ways to express ourselves as dramatists and theatre makers, we might continue our search for other techniques that allow us to expand our toolkit and create unique experiences for our audiences. The goals of this course are: 1) to gain additional theater writing techniques which expand the writer's current theatrical repertoire; 2) to investigate writing techniques as a representation of a writer's response to the world; and 3) to strengthen a connection between theatre and various other theories and movements. Writers will be selected based on the nature of the work submitted and availability. By experimental, we mean work that challenges the conventional elements of theater. If selected, the fee is $400 ($350 for returning students).   Please note that this is an intensive course with an expectation that the writer will participate in class discussions and spend time writing 10 pages of new material outside the class each week.

o Deadline: December 20 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Only 1 submission per playwright

  • 1 experimental writing sample. Each sample is up to 10 pages only. 

  • Title page on sample should contain:

    • title

    • name

    • contact info

  • Second page should contain:

    • Character breakdown

    • setting

    • time

  • file name of sample play should read: titleOfPlay_lastname_exp.pdf

o Categories: Plays 

o Submission Information 

Fresh Fruit Festival: RadioPlays 2023-2024

Short subjects: Extended LGBT-themed scene or 1-Act. 3 to 5 characters. 12 to 25 minutes runtime. Must be complete and stand alone as a finished work. Very short dialogue bits: 2 characters. 2 to 10 minutes runtime. (Okay. A 3rd character bit-part or VO if it's really needed). Think of these as blackout skits, short dialogue bits, etc. Must feature some aspect of LGBT life. Thanks to the New York City Cultural Affairs Dept., there are No Submission Fees, and ALL Finalists will receive a minimum $175 to $250 author/producer award, and may apply for cash assistance for a Sound technician. 

o Deadline: January 31

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Please submit as finished a script as you can muster; we understand it may be a work in progress, and revisions are expected, within the time limits. If you are sending a rough draft or stage work, you must finish a few pages fully – as a radio script – with detailed Sound Notes and voice "blocking" (people usually listen with stereo headphones) so our readers can see your attention to detail.

o Categories: Radio Script 

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: December 15

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 

Glass Ceiling Breakers 

Theatre Revolution is proud to announce submissions are open for Glass Ceiling Breakers: 2024 A Festival of Short Plays and Films by Women Artists! GCB 2024 is scheduled for June 14, 15 and 16, 2024 at the Philipstown Depot Theatre in Garrison NY.

o Deadline: January 24 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Plays must be written by female or female identifying playwrights.

  • Plays should be no more than 12 pages (excluding the title page) in standard play format. Type size (12) with 1" margins. (longer plays will not be read)

  • Save File as follows in PDF only: LAST NAME_TITLE OF PLAY_GCB24

  • Please only submit plays that have not been produced in Westchester or Putnam Counties NY from June 2023 to June 2024. Readings are ok.

  • All plays must be received by 11:59 pm on January 24, 2024.

  • Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays.

  • Monologues are accepted but we prefer plays. Monologues should not be more than 3 pages.

  • BIPOC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit.

  • There will be a mandatory pre-production meeting via ZOOM for all playwrights or their representatives in March 2024. Questions? Email us. We are looking forward to reading your work!

o Categories: Plays

o Contact: theatrerevolution1@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

The Cooper Prize 

The 16th Street Foundation invites writers to apply for a prestigious new prize for dramatic writing. The Cooper Prize is a new Australian playwriting prize that seeks to populate our cultural conversation with a wide range of artistic perspectives. It seeks to advance the principles of open enquiry, viewpoint diversity and constructive disagreement. All voices willing to tackle the most challenging themes with empathy, intelligence and nuance are welcome and dramatists with heterodox perspectives are especially encouraged to apply. The winning playwright will receive a $10,000 prize and their work will be considered for a full commission for production. All finalists will receive a professionally directed public reading of their submitted scene with professional actors. "Freedom of Speech starts with Freedom of Mind. I believe that Culture and the Arts are upstream (more important) than politics and economics. I am delighted to support the 16th Street Foundation through this new writing prize. My hope is that writers will endeavor to be courageous and fiercely fight for the right to speak freely and wisely" shares Peter Cooper, Founder of Cooper Investors Pty ltd. Dramatists are invited to submit an idea for a dramatic production no longer than three paragraphs, a treatment, and a scene between 10 and 20 minutes in length. We look forward to receiving a diverse range of submissions that explore the complexities of life and challenge our understanding of the world around us.

o Deadline: December 15 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Applications are to be submitted to admin@16thstreet.com.au by December 15, 2023.

o Categories: Plays

o Submission Information 

Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2024 Virtual Play Festival, seeking short plays

Submissions are being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Winter 2024 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 20 pp/minutes), from playwrights from around the globe. Also seeking monologues (no more than 5pp/minutes). Musicals welcome! We post your YouTube link of the performance to the festival site for voting. One submission per playwright. No submission fees. Please include name, address, telephone number and email address on your submission. We do not produce your work; we provide a venue for you to present actors performing your play. There are no costs involved for anyone. Seeking actors and directors, too!

o Deadline: May 1  

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Categories: Plays

o Contact: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


Kingdom Theatre: Writers for Black History and Women's History Month celebrations February and March 2024 

Seeking playwrights diverse works regardless of gender, race, culture or orientation for our history celebration events convening February and March of 2024.  Seeking full lengths, shorts and 1 act.  The plays for Black History month and Women's History month does not have to be about those months. Selected plays will be featured throughout our Special events throughout both months. Selected plays will be showcased with 1 full production. 

o Deadline: None Given 

o Application Fee: If Selected, there is a $100 fee. No fee to submit. Submit at, actressclassy@gmail.com

o Eligibility: We provide the following,

1.Creative Staff 

2. Cast 

3.Venue for cold readings, rehearsals and performances. 

4. Press and industry professionals to see your work 

o Categories: Plays, One-Acts 

o Contact: actressclassy@gmail.com 

o Submission Information 

The Caribbean Writer 

The Caribbean Writer (TCW) has issued a call for submissions for Volume 38 under the 2024 theme: Legacies: Reckoning and Resolve.  We inherit the legacies of those who march before us, if not directly, some other way and so reckoning has become a way of life. Some suggest that what will save us is our resolve. Contributors may submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, essays or one act plays which explore the ideas resonating within the region and its diaspora. The Caribbean should be central to the work, or the work should reflect a Caribbean heritage, experience or perspective. Prospective authors should submit all creative works: drama, fiction and poetry manuscripts, through the online portal ONLY at www.thecaribbeanwriter.org/online-submission. Submit Word files only (no PDFs) . Note that TCW no longer accepts hardcopy submissions.

o Deadline: December 31

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Individuals may submit poems (3 maximum), short stories (2 maximum) and personal essays (2 maximum) on general topics as well as on the theme. The maximum length (for short stories and personal essays) is 3500 words. Only previously unpublished work will be considered. The term "previously published" covers print and electronic publication —including on social media platforms, and self-published items. The Caribbean Writer does not accept simultaneous submissions (items being considered for publication elsewhere). The prospective author should provide contact information including mailing address, phone number, any professional affiliations, brief biographical information (no more than 100 words and such as appears under the "Contributors" section of the journal). In the event that the author's contact information changes, all updates should be made by the author by logging into the online account.

o Categories: One-Acts 

o Contact: submissionsofvenus@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

Venus Theatre: Frozen Women/Flowing Thoughts 

We are launching a brand new project called, "Frozen Women/Flowing Thoughts". It's designed to roll-out in different segments. We are ready to begin the first phase. This will entail taking monologue submissions to consider for our upcoming VERY FIRST anthology to be published. (I've been wanting to publish an anthology of our writers forever.)

o Deadline: December 15

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: A single female-identifying character monologue up to 15 minutes in length, with an optional 2-minute edit for actors to use as audition pieces. No props and the set can not be larger than a 7' black box contained space. Email submissionsofvenus@gmail.com with the subject heading FWFT: (name of your short play) (name of the playwright). ATTACH a digital copy of the script.

o Categories: Monologue 

o Contact: submissionsofvenus@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

Long Beach Short Play Festival 

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2024 Long Beach Short Play Festival, to take place on May 4-5, 2024, at the Temple Emanu-El ballroom, which seats 150. Seeking original, unpublished short plays (maximum 30 minutes running time) that can be staged with minimal production requirements. Selected plays can be self-produced at the playwright's option. Up to two (2) submissions per playwright will be reviewed. Submission is free, but each play selected for production requires a $150 participation fee to help defray some of the production expenses.

o When/Where: Long Beach, NY 

o Deadline: December 3 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: A digital copy of your script in PDF format must be emailed to lbshortplayfestsubmissions@gmail.com

  • (Submissions via mail or hand-delivery will not be accepted)

  • Script pages must be numbered

  • On the cover of your script, please include

    • Play Title;

    • Playwright's Name;

    • Playwright's Contact information [Address, Telephone Number & Email].

  • On the second page of your script, please Include a character breakdown

  • Include the Setting where your play occurs and the Time it takes place (to be used in the program)

  • Provide a statement that the play submitted is original and unpublished.

  • Provide a short biography of the playwright to be used for Festival promotion (if selected)

  • If self-producing, provide

  • Name, contact information and resume/CV for the director attached to the play submitted

  • Vision statement for how the play submitted will be staged (should be succinct, with one-page maximum length).

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Contact: lbshortplayfestsubmissions@gmail.com

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. We are grateful to be afforded this opportunity to continue making theatre and creating an impact in our community. We are excited to begin work with our 2023 winners Annie Dillon and Samantha Caps on their piece Show Me Eternity and welcome a new wave of inspiring voices to our musical theatre family.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: December 1

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 

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 

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.como 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 


Life Adaptation Workshop 2023-24

A Call to Conscience Interactive Theatre for Social Change in collaboration with Bread & Roses Missouri is seeking submissions for "Social Justice Shorts" a one-act play festival on April 18 -20, 2024, venue TBD.

o Deadline: December 15

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Storytelling must be rich in self-expression and theatrical imagination. Plays with a cast of at least one to five characters will be considered (we will not accept plays with more than 5 characters). One person plays will be considered. Plays with music acceptable providing a band is not needed.

o Categories: Full-Length Plays 

o Contact: fannie.c2c@gmail.com

o Submission Information 

Life Adaptation Workshop 2023-24

Lifeline Theatre is interested and invested in bringing new and diverse voices to its stage. As a new work company specializing in literary adaptation, we believe playwrights and those who adapt books and other literary works to the stage need dramatists to bounce ideas off of, professional actors to read it out loud, and experienced theatre makers and artistic directors to engage in discussion with the work. Also, writers need TIME to digest and incorporate the results of those experiences into their play. As part of the 2023-2024 season, Lifeline is hosting our 3rd Annual BIPOC-focused adaptation workshop and showcase to support and get to know more writers and other artists of color.

o Deadline: December 17 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Submissions should outline the writer's intent to develop a stage adaptation of a book or other literary work (e.g., short story, article, memoir, tale, poem, etc.). Proposals can be for traditional adaptations or "inspired by" approaches where the literature serves as a jumping off point, but the source material should be in the public domain. Only one proposal per writer will be accepted. Interested individuals are asked to complete the submission form and upload their script by the submission deadline of December 17, 2023.

o Categories: Full-Length Plays 

o Contact: workshop@lifelinetheatre.com 

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 2024 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 

The Tank Presents 

Each season, our The Tank Presents program serves hundreds of emerging artists as they create over 1000 performances of new works in music, theater, film, dance, comedy, and storytelling. As part of our mission to remove the economic barriers from the creation of new work, we never charge our artists to use our space for their performances! In addition, we also provide free rehearsal space, as well as free marketing and promotion of their event. Our The Tank Presents presenting model removes the daunting cost of space rental from the equation of art making, and provides an affordable home for emerging artists to create art that pushes the boundaries of their mediums. Through this program, artists can present readings, works-in-development, short runs of full theatre productions, screenings, concerts, storytelling festivals, comedy shows, and more.

o Deadline: None Given 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:  To submit work for consideration as part of Tank programming, please email submissions@thetanknyc.org with the following information:

  • Show title

  • Discipline (theater, music, comedy, etc.)

  • Approximate running time

  • Summary of piece

  • Brief summary of artistic goals

  • Brief explanation of how the piece exists in the world (i.e. - art exhibit, soundscape, outdoor experience, digital hybrid)

  • Sample of work that will give us a sense of what it is you're trying to make and that you know how to make it

  • Bio of lead artist(s)

  • The name of the Tank show you viewed
    Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

o Categories: Plays 

o Contact: submissions@thetanknyc.org

o Submission Information  

South Texas Latinx New Play Festival

Thank you for your interest in submitting your play to the South Texas Latinx New Play Festival! We are excited to continue supporting and celebrating the development of new plays by Latino writers. Please make sure you have read all of the eligibility details before submitting. Three finalists will be chosen, and notified no later than April 1, 2024. The selected plays will be produced as staged readings for the 3rd Annual STX Latinx New Play Festival June 2024. The selection of directors will happen late April and actor auditions will be held early May 2024. Rehearsals will run from late May to performances in June 2023. At this time travel to and from the festival for the selected playwrights cannot be provided, but virtual and live streaming capabilities will be available through the rehearsal and live reading process. 

o Deadline: December 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:  Plays will be blind read and scored by a diverse panel of readers .

  • Submitting author is (or authors, when in collaboration, are) sole owner(s) of script copyright.

  • Previously unproduced

  • Submitted as a single PDF with all pages numbered.

  • 2 character minimum (no one person shows)

  • No musical or film scripts

  • Script should include a character breakdown/description

  • Run time should be 30 minutes minimum - 90 minutes maximum

  • Only one script can be submitted per playwright

  • Only the first 50 play scripts submitted will be considered

o Categories: Plays 

o Submission Information  

Live & In Color 

Live & In Color is looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical in the Fall of 2024. 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. Writers receive a $1,000 stipend plus housing, meals, and travel. We provide support including a several month development period based on needs of the composer/writers leading up to the retreat. Live & In Color staff will continue to support the development of your peace beyond the retreat including a reading for industry and Broadway Alums.

o Deadline: March 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:  MUSICAL SUBMISSION GUIDELINES The musical must 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 (~15 pages)

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

o Categories: Musicals 

o Submission Information  

2024 Waterworks Festival 

Launched in 2023, WATERWORKS celebrates new theatrical voices in Charlottesville and beyond! This festival of new works puts the playwright at center stage and diversifies the stories told on the Live Arts stage. WATERWORKS is sponsored by Open Hands in memory of Live Arts co-founder Michael Parent.

o Deadline: December 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:  By submitting work to a specific call, applicants affirm they are the sole or co-creator and that the work meets the particular criteria. In each category: 

  • We consider works of all genres. 

  • We do not accept submissions over 100 pages, excluding front matter. 

  • We encourage one-act submissions. 

  • All works must be original and unpublished. 

  • Works submitted may have been produced at a school-based presentation and/or unstaged, non-professional readings.

  • For writers and writing teams 16 to 25 years old

      Please complete this form by 11:59 pm on December 1, 2023. Selected Emerging Artists works will receive notification of status in February 2024.

  • For writers and writing teams over 50 years old.

      Please complete this form by 11:59 pm on December 1, 2023. Selected Debut Artists works will receive notification of status in February 2024.

  • No age restrictions for writers or writing teams.

      Please complete this form by 11:59 pm on December 1, 2023. Selected Unstaged Works will receive notification of status in February 2024.

o Categories: Plays

o Submission Information  

NY Theatre Festival Spring/Summer 2024 

This is a unique 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 - some industry people receive on average thousands of submissions per month. They understand that the journey for a show to be successful often goes through several productions and this is your chance to show that you can start that process!  Our dedicated team is here to help you get your work out. We are with you from the moment you begin tech rehearsals, all the way through to your closing performance. You will never be left alone during the process. We will help you choose from the 85 set/furniture pieces we offer to dress your stage for your run, and we will give you a complete crash course on how to use the audio/light/video system in just 3 minutes, which are intentionally designed to be very user friendly. 

After we show you how to use the tools we provide and how to best utilize the space, The Festival's team will 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 12 years and 22 seasons we have successfully hosted 1,400 plays and 300 musicals, as well as rewarding over 300 participating artists cash prizes.

o Deadline: TBD 

o Application Fee: None 

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-serve 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: Plays, Musicals 

o Submission Information  

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 

Murmuration 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 

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 

American Shakespeare Center 2024 Season - Staunton, VA EPA (12.11.23 - 12.12.23)

Equity actors for roles in American Shakespeare Center's 2024 Season (See breakdown). Actors of all gender identities, races, ethnicities, abilities, and ages are encouraged to attend. All the roles will be understudied.

o Preparation: Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue (under 2 minutes).

o Pay: Please prepare one Early Modern Monologue (Shakespeare preferred). Please also bring your headshot and resume stapled together

o Audition Information 

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


Major Gifts Officer, The Metropolitan Opera 

The Major Gifts Officer is responsible for cultivating and soliciting a portfolio of Major Gifts donors and prospects capable of giving $25,000+ and managing benefits fulfillment and donor care for the Major Gifts team. They will solicit donors for annual support as well as for the Transforming the Met Campaign. They will develop relationships, write solicitation letters and other donor correspondence, and participate in departmental events and administrative functions as needed. They will be a strategic thinker focusing on donor retention, increased giving, and identifying new prospects. They will have an eye for detail, excellent writing skills, and a proactive attitude in seeking new fundraising opportunities for the Met.

  • Manage a personal portfolio of current Major Gifts and Patron donors for solicitation and cultivation purposes: provide excellent patron service; cultivate and solicit strategically with an emphasis on upgrades.

  • Acquire and develop prospects for annual gifts and special projects; partner with other staff members in Major Gifts, Patron and Individual Giving, and Research as needed.

  • Assist with Major Gifts benefit fulfillment and support donor care efforts such as donor events, dress rehearsals, priority ticketing, etc.

  • Manage special solicitation efforts as needed, including creating well-written materials, tracking progress, and producing detailed reports.

  • Evening and weekend hours required.

  • Utilize database for reporting and analysis.

  • Staff and work with Board volunteers as needed.

  • Staff special events as needed.

  • Assist with Major Gifts administrative functions, such as tracking matching gifts.

  • Other tasks as assigned.

o Compensation:  $75,000 - $85,000.

o Submission Information

Associate Director of Communications, Shakespeare Theatre Company 

Shakespeare Theatre Company seeks an Associate Director of Communications to complement its Marketing and Communications department. Do you have a passion for promoting theatre? Are you personable and easy to talk to? Do you take the Oxford comma seriously? Then STC may be the place for you. The Associate Director of Communications is a key team member responsible for STC's external communications and publications. As a writer and editor, this position manages a full range of communication pieces that support a unified communications and brand strategy for STC, including production programs, website, newsletters, and a variety of STC marketing pieces. This position works with all departments at STC and ensures adherence to branding and style guidelines, as well as maintaining consistent written communications. The remaining shows in STC's 23/24 season include As You Like It, the regional premiere of The Lehman Trilogy, The Matchbox Magic Flute, and the highly anticipated, site-specific Macbeth, directed by Simon Godwin and featuring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma. This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $65,000 - $68,000.

  • A successful candidate for this position will be well-organized and a good team player, able to adjust on the fly and work with colleagues throughout the organization. Some projects are massive and require months of lead time and coordination, while other projects are spur-of-the-moment and require smart decisions and quick actions. A Bachelor's degree in either Communications or English is preferred and at least three years of professional experience is ideal. The model candidate will have excellent and diverse writing and editing skills with a command of Chicago style and grammar rules. Experience with an arts-based non-profit organization is also preferred but not essential. Please note that this position is currently hybrid, but may move to a fully on-site position in the future.

  • Shakespeare Theatre Company is committed to building an inclusive, equitable, and anti-racist organization that better reflects the community where we reside and work. To learn more about our on-going efforts and to read our Anti-Racist Action Plan, please visit https://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/equity-diversity-inclusion/. If you are interested in this position, please apply on our website at http://www.shakespearetheatre.org/about/careers-and-casting/jobs/, or you may send a cover letter, resume, and references to employment@shakespearetheatre.org.

o Compensation:  This is a full-time position with excellent benefits and an annual salary of $65,000 - $68,000.

o Submission Information

Producer, Williamstown Theatre Festival 

Producer serves as primary point person and communication conduit for planning and implementation of all artistic programming at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Collaborating with all departments, the Producer manages and facilitates artistic processes and timelines to ensure staff and artists have the resources they need and that projects are implemented on time and within the allotted budget.

o Essential Duties: Responsibilities and Expectations

  • Responsible for collaborating with all departments to produce the Festival's summer seasons as well as any off-season programming, such as the annual Holiday Walk in Williamstown and the Festival's annual Gala in NYC.

  • Lead day-to-day producing operations, including:

  • Negotiating and issuing all artist offers, working with agents and managers

  • Maintaining up-to-date season calendars, artist information forms, contract tracking sheets, audition calendars, etc;

  • Shepherding the production process, including drafting of rehearsal, tech, and performance schedules and budget-tracking

  • Budgeting and Expense Tracking:

  • Work with Artistic Director and Business Manager to draft project budgets for upcoming seasons

  • Manage and track project personnel, travel, housing, and other line items of organizational budget

  • Contracting:

  • Draft, negotiate, and finalize all artist contracts

  • Work with Business Office to make sure signed contracts are filed with appropriate the unions

  • Casting:

  • Support casting processes with Artistic team, external casting directors, and creative teams

  • Work with Artistic Team on the planning and implementation of auditions, including Equity Principal Auditions as required by Actors Equity Association

  • Working with Unions:

  • Ensure Festival is abiding by all its collectively-bargained agreements

  •  Prepare and manage annual bonding process with Actors Equity Association

  •  Submit all necessary reports and documentation required by Festival's union agreements

  • Collaborate with the seasonal Company Manager and Company Management team to ensure housing and travel arrangements and needs are met within Festival's budget and available resources.

  • Support Artistic Associate and seasonal Artistic Team in administrative and logistical support of developmental readings, Fridays@3, workshops, and residencies

  • Hiring and Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Hire, on-board, supervise, and lead a seasonal Producing department

  • Hire, on-board, and supervise the seasonal Company Manager

  • Participate in hiring a seasonal Company Management team.

  • With Director of Production, hire all Stage Managers needed for summer season

  • Liaise with Williams College:

  • Act as primary contact between Williamstown Theatre Festival and Williams College regarding housing coordination and facilities, schedules, and procedures related to on-campus living

  • Attend monthly planning meetings with Williams College and additional topic specific meetings as needed

  • Act as a liaison between artists and internal departments such as Marketing & Development, Box Office, and the Business Office

  • Review and edit programs, press releases, and marketing materials on behalf of the Producing Department

  • Attend weekly staff meetings and topic specific meetings as needed

  • Schedule and facilitate weekly Festival Planning/Production meetings

  •  Embrace the Festival's commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility (EDIA) and Anti-Racism by actively participating in and encouraging behaviors among staff members that exemplify respect; interrupting microaggressions and other behaviors that hinder our MEDIA and Anti-Racism efforts; engaging in the diversification of the workforce; demonstrating a degree of cultural competency that encourages healthy relationships with all company members

  • Adhere to all Festival safety protocols

o Compensation:  $67,000-72,000

o Submission Information

Technical Director, Cleveland Playhouse 

The Technical Director leads the scene shop, carpenters and build process for a 8-9 play season. Responsibilities include analyzing scripts and designer drawings, estimating build costs, creating build and install schedules, making construction drawings, communicating with designers and directors, and cultivating a collaborative, inclusive and anti-racist culture.

o Essential Duties: Leadership and Supervision:

  • Partner with the Associate Technical Director (ATD) to hire, train and supervise IATSE Scene Shop Head Carpenter, Deck Carpenter, four Scenic Carpenters, and occasional Overhire Carpenters; CPH is an IATSE apprentice house

  • Work closely with Paint Shop Charge Scenic Artist to plan shared work
    Cultivate a collaborative, inclusive, and anti-racist culture in the scene shop by building culturally competent and generative relationships among staff, and immediately addressing instances of micro aggressive or harmful language or behavior

  • Support scene shop staff participation in CPH learning opportunities

  • Attend and run department meetings

  • Manage direct-report timesheets and personnel records

  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment

  • Designer Support and Collaboration:

    • Communicate with Designers to support and execute designs with a high artistic standard within resources of time, labor, materials, and budget

    • Ensure design changes are communicated to production team

    • Foster a design process that includes accessibility and cultural competency

    • Communicate with Stage Manager and Designer on rehearsal and tech notes

  • Scenic Construction/Install/Tech Process:

    • Estimate materials and labor costs from Designer's preliminary drawings; refine estimates with final drawings to ensure efficiency, cost-effectiveness and safety, while maintaining the design vision

    • Create Vectorworks and CAD construction drawings from Designer's plates
      Source and purchase materials in a timely, resource-efficient way, prioritizing local, diverse and socially responsible vendors

    • Work with all production departments to create build, load-in and strike schedules
      Manage construction, load in, installation, tech rehearsal and strike of all scenery
      Train Run Crew in moving scenery

  • Shop Maintenance:

    • Maintain shop, tools, equipment, stage rigging, theatrical systems, and stock

    • Recycle and reuse material as is possible and cost effective

    • Manage Scenic capital improvements

  • Administration:

    • Maintain updated and accurate theatre plans

    • Maintain timely and up to date scenic expense tracking

    • Collaborate in policy setting, season planning, script reading and budgeting

    • Uphold CPH policies and procedures

o Compensation:  $66,000-75,000

o Submission Information

Development Associate, Lincoln Center Theatre 

Lincoln Center Theater has produced over 200 plays and musicals at the Vivian Beaumont, Mitzi E. Newhouse, and Claire Tow Theaters at Lincoln Center and other theaters on and off-Broadway, as well as touring productions nationally and around the world.  LCT is committed to developing and producing new works and classics with an emphasis on the work of new and emerging playwrights, directors, and designers. LCT's education program, Open Stages, reaches thousands of public-school students annually with curriculum-related projects, teaching artist support, and tickets to LCT productions. LCT is committed to increased diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in all areas of its structure and operations as attention to these goals makes it stronger and helps better serve the artists, staff, crew, audience, and community at large. Lincoln Center Theater welcomes candidates who are fully committed to joining an organization that is proactively focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from populations underrepresented in theater and who align themselves with LCT's values and goals are strongly encouraged to apply. The Development Assistant/Associate reports to the Executive Director of Development & Planning, and broadly supports the work of a highly professional, fast paced ten-member development department raising $13+ million annually in addition to special purpose campaigns. This position provides ongoing administrative support to the LCT Board of Directors and to various Board committees, processes contributions, maintains donor records and handles VIP ticketing in addition to providing administrative support to the Executive Director and the Director of Major Gifts.

o Responsibilities: Process, track and reconcile gifts to LCT; coordinate and write acknowledgements for Board members, major donors and institutional funders.

  • Enter gift data and maintain specialized gift records including multi-year pledges in Raiser's Edge; maintain working knowledge of software upgrades and best use standards; maintain discretion with sensitive information.

  • Schedule and prepare materials for full Board and Board Committee meetings, department meetings and donor meetings; reserve meeting space and maintain calendar and attendance lists.

  • Manage house seat requests for Board and institutional funders for LCT productions, Broadway and Off-Broadway shows,

  • Organize and maintain department's computer and hard copy filing systems

  • Maintain contact information and mailing lists for the Board and major donors.

  • Assist with travel and restaurant reservations for Executive Director of Development & Planning and Director of Major Gifts.

  • Prepare expense reports for Executive Director of Development & Planning and Major Gifts Director.

  • Assist at special events (must be available for some evening/weekend work).

  • Interface with LCT departments including Finance, Marketing, General Management, Production and Artistic, and ensure smooth communication.

  • Other projects as assigned.

  • 2+ years of experience in an administrative role, or commensurate experience in academic program

  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced office environment; self-starter with ability to prioritize

  • Comfort with Excel and budget documents; experience with Tessitura or Raiser's Edge a plus

  • Strong writer

  • Detail-oriented

  • Easy verbal communicator – ability to engage regularly and comfortably with Board members, major donors and senior staff

  • Passion for creative work environment; flexible; strong team player

  • Interest in problem-solving

o Compensation:  This is a full-time, exempt, salaried position with an annual salary range of $60,000 - $64,000. Lincoln Center Theater provides comprehensive benefits including: Paid Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 403(b) and Employer Match, and Paid Time Off. 

o Submission Information

Theatre Director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

The Technical Director leads the scene shop in its successful and safe execution and implementation of scenery for the stage, ensuring the process is completed smoothly, within the allotted time, budget, and scope, and in alignment with and service to Woolly's mission and values.

o Requirements: Minimum of five years of experience in technical direction or theatrical production

  • A broad skill base and knowledge in carpentry, rigging, welding, engineering, and automation

  • Ability to quickly solve problems that may arise unexpectedly in order to get work done efficiently and safely

  • Ability to research an unknown process or material so it may be applied to a technical solution for a scenic element 

  • Knowledge of standard theatrical scenic construction methods to use in technical designs

  • Knowledge of a wide variety of construction materials and methods used in the theater to implement in technical designs

  • Skill in preparing budgets and labor estimates to keep projects within an allotted time frame, budget, and scope

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office and CAD software, especially AutoCAD and VectorWorks to create plans and drawings for scenic construction

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Active engagement and leadership development in your individual position is integral to the overall health of our organization. This will be reviewed and defined with your supervisor to set individual goals. Woolly encourages employees to take personal responsibility and pride in their work

  • See the larger picture and pull out the relevant details to diagnose problems. Think creatively about how to solve problems including new ways of working together. Wooly values innovative thinking, big ideas, and bigger passion

  • Collaborate with and adapt to a wide variety of people and personalities, working styles, and artistic visions

  • Ability to lead and/or supervise employees to get work done efficiently and safely with an appropriate level of quality and expectations

  • Ability to communicate and delegate tasks to others in order to keep the flow of work moving forward at an efficient rate

o Compensation:  Starting at $63,000

o Submission Information

Costume Design Lecturer, UC Berkeley

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a Lecturer faculty position in the area for Costume Design for Performance.

o Requirements: The Department seeks candidates who are interested in designing at least one production per semester in addition to their teaching duties. 

  • It is expected that all courses will be conducted in person, and that instructors will be present in the classroom.

  • Courses include:

    • Costume Design for Performance - This studio class explores some fundamental approaches and techniques for designing costumes.

    • Performance Design - will be approached as a product of all the performative tools and contexts – text, visuals, sound, space, kinetics, etc – with particular focus for this class on the scenographic role of the performer. Through personal expression and collaborative investigation students will be given some basic tools allowing them to conceptualize, communicate and realize costumes. Previous art training is helpful but not essential. The student must provide most art supplies. The final evaluation will include a presentation in lieu of an exam.

  • In addition to teaching responsibilities, general duties include office hours, assigning grades, advising students, preparing course materials (e.g., syllabus), and interacting with students outside of class time via email and/or Courses.

  • Some courses may require supervision of discussion sections taught by graduate students.

o Compensation:  $64,329–$91,718

o Submission Information

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 

o Seeking: Various Roles 

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: Various Roles  

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 theaters between the months of February and October. Additionally, OSF offers extensive educational opportunities to students, teachers, and theatergoers 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: Various Roles 

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 training 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 training, fully funded!  

o Location: New York, NY 

o Website

o Application information

For more Offstage opportunities, visit OffStageJobs.com and Playbill.com.


2nd Annual Pipeline Arts Foundation Awards

The Pipeline Arts Foundation is pleased to announce the opening for submissions of  new Musical Theatre work opens today, November 6, 2023. Accepting twice as many submissions, 250 maximum.Twice the prizes. At least $80,000 in prizes, double last year's amount. Prizes will range from $10,000 – 50,000 each."We learned so much about what creators need and want in our first year; we're excited to be able to tailor our financial awards to what best supports the winning works," said Carin Wagner of Pipeline. Pipeline will accept submissions through December 31, 2023 or when 250 qualified entries are received (whichever comes first).

o Deadline: December 31 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: All creative artists aged 21 and over are welcome to submit. Priority will be given to emerging and mid-career musical theatre artists. We accept submissions from individuals and teams, but only accept one submission per person, so, if you submit a show as an individual, you may not submit another show as part of a group (please communicate with all of your writing teams, as you may be disqualified for multiple submissions) Unproduced, full length musical theatre works are eligible. Works derived from sources other than the creative team (books, TV, movies, plays, songs) must document appropriate permissions / rights to use any materials not in the public domain. Adaptations will be accepted as long as they have been significantly reimagined in new and exciting ways, however, priority will be given to original works.

o Application Information

McNally New Works Incubator 

As a continuation of Terrence McNally's singular legacy of mentorship, and his commitment to fostering bold new voices in the American theater, the initiative is designed to support ambitious early-career playwrights by giving them time and space to develop their work, professional mentorship with veteran playwrights, and access to the community of artists and work being developed at Rattlestick Theater and Tom Kirdahy Productions. If you would like to learn more details about the Terrence McNally New Works Incubator, its offerings, and it's structure, please review the program's website here. Applications close January 15th, 2024 at 11:59pm EST OR when 500 applications have been received. Only complete applications will be considered. Please review the Application Materials Checklist before submitting your application below to ensure you have not missed any steps. All materials must be submitted in PDF format. Each application is thoughtfully reviewed by a broad reader pool of industry professionals. Semi-finalists and finalists are selected through two rounds of consideration. Semi-finalists will be notified of their status and asked to reconfirm demographic information. Finalists are notified and granted an interview with a selection panel, including representatives from Rattlestick Theater and Tom Kirdahy Productions. In addition to the interview, applicant's Playwright Reference will be contacted by the review panel. In consultation with the Playwrights Advisory Panel (Names TBD), three playwrights will be awarded the Fellowship in the Spring of 2024.

o Deadline: January 15 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: You: Are the sole author of your play (co-created material is not accepted, and will be disqualified).

  • Will not be a full time student during this Incubator Cycle in 2024/2025. (You are eligible if you graduate in May 2024)

  • Must be committed to growing your participation in the New York City playwriting ecosystem. This is a competitive opportunity that is designed to further your networks specifically in the New York City theater industry. To that end, you must live in New York City for the full duration of your fellowship. (Housing and transportation are not provided.)

  • Must be available to commit significant time to develop your play for a 4-week period sometime during 2024. (Specific dates to be determined in consultation with selected fellows.)

  • Must be actively pursuing a career in theater, as evidenced by past productions at regional theaters, past productions off-off-Broadway, a history of self-producing, and/or graduate studies.

  • Must not have had more than one significant off-Broadway premiere.

o Application Information

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: December 13

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

Audible Emerging Playwrights Fund 

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: please submit all of the following to AudibleTheater@audible.com:

  • 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;

  • A short biography; and

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

  • 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 Contact: AudibleTheater@audible.com

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 Bernardino, 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 


Here Artist Residency Program 

Provides a commission, developmental support, career planning, and an opportunity for a full production to cross-genre artists within a collaborative environment of peers working across disparate art forms – including theatre, dance, music, puppetry, visual art, and new media. Each HARP artist receives significant long-term support of $125,000, which includes $50,000 in cash and more than $75,000 in equipment, space, and services over 2-3 years to tailor each residency to each artist's individual needs. With the launch of URHERE (our new digital and outdoor platform), HERE has expanded our HARP cohort to include digital and outdoor artists. Selected artists will partake in a 1-2 year residency to create digital native and/or outdoor works that will premiere on URHERE. URHERE HARP residents will receive $50,000 ($25,000 in cash and $25,000 in equipment, space, and services) over 1-2 years. Through significant investment of time and resources, dynamic work within a strong community is created. Throughout the year, we offer a window into the creative process of the artists in our nationally recognized HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP). Watch for RAW / Resident Artist Works to catch these fresh in-process works!

o Deadline: February 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: HARP is designed to assist individual artists or collaborative teams (writers, performers, composers, directors, designers, dramaturgs, puppeteers, choreographers, singers) working in a multi-genre form in live performance. Multi-genre form refers to the full integration (not just as backdrop) of two or more genres (theatre, dance, music, puppetry, media, and visual art) in the work. We define an appropriate artist/team for our program as one who has:

  • Completed their education within the last 8-15 years.

  • Had at least a few significant residency or commissioning opportunities.

  • Created a body of work over at least 5 years & at least one full evening-length work. 

  • Earns some income from their art practice.

  • Never been selected as a HARP artist.

  • Artists must also meet the following criteria:

  • The artist or team are residents of the NY metro area 

  • The artist, team, and collaborators are fully vaccinated and willing to participate in whatever testing protocols HERE utilizes to ensure the health and well-being of the performing ensemble.

  • The artist or team finds themselves at a point in their career where they are developing a distinctive form/style/content of work or are interested in stretching the previously accepted boundaries of their work by experimentation.

  • The artist or team is interested in actively participating in the HERE community and in a peer-based program to exchange resources, ideas, critique, and support.

  • The artist or team are proposing a project that is very early in its development process, meaning at its inception and has not been previously workshopped, and any underlying rights for pre-existing material for the project have already been secured.

o Contact: Send any questions to programming@here.org or call 212-647-0202 x 320.

O Application Information

The Players Theatre Improv and Sketch Residency 

The Players Theatre is dedicated to creating space for those to create.  Improv and Sketch Comedy is an art form like no other which sparks ideas and generates a unique unity between audience and performer.  We want you here!  Submit your proposal for The Players Theatre Improv and Sketch Residency.

o Deadline: December 31 

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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