4/01/2024

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PROJECT SUBMISSIONS

Peach Theatre and Film Festival 

The PEACH Theatre and Film Intl. Festival is a unique and rare experience that merge two beautiful genres of arts and entertainment. Both theatre and film, showcasing a series of short films and selected plays, in one of the world's most famous cities, internationally known for being the home of entertainment. Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to select films and plays based on content, quality, and merit. It is also our volition to honor the creatives selected, with integrity and respect for their hard work, discipline and sacrifice to get their productions completed and ready for display. As playwrights, filmmakers and entertainment professionals ourselves, we understand what it takes, and for that reason, we salute you! Continue history with us! 

o When/Where: November 12-14

o Deadline: April 5 (Early Bird Deadline), June 10 (Regular Deadline), September 25 (Late Deadline)

o Application Fee: $35-$55

o Eligibility: All entries must be uploaded in PDF format. (www.freepdfconvert.com)

  • All entries must be submitted in English, formatted in 12-point courier font.

  • You may submit your entry via FilmFreeway. No preference will be given to either method of submission.

  • Entries must be received by the applicable Entry Deadline.

  • NEW YORK SCREENWRITING AWARDS will not share your screenplay with anyone except the official judges of the competition.

  • By entering the NEW YORK SCREENWRITING AWARDS you represent that your entry is your original work, and does not infringe on the copyright or other rights of other people.

  • Entry fees are non-refundable.

  • We do not accept hardcopy submissions by mail.

  • The decisions of the judges are final.

  • NEW YORK SCREENWRITING AWARDS reserves the right to make any necessary changes, postponements, or cancellations to event scheduling at our discretion.

  • To enter the NEW YORK SCREENWRITING AWARDS, you must agree to its Terms and Conditions.

o Categories: Feature, Short, Animated, Documentary 

o Submission Information


Neurodivergent New Play Series 


Neurodivergent playwrights in NYC since 2023 - is accepting recurring submissions as we prepare for our 2024-25 Season.All submissions should be for full-length plays between 45 to 180 minutes long and may have received a previous reading or production outside of NYC, as long as they are unpublished. All neurodivergent/disabled writers (autistic, ADHD, dyslexic, OCD, Tourette's, etc.) at all stages of their careers are encouraged to apply - especially BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and female-identifying writers. There is no submission fee or any other fee for being involved in this process.

o Deadline: Rolling Basis 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Plays can be of any genre, although we are especially seeking works that challenge traditional methods of storytelling & have something important to say about the world that isn't being heard enough. We ask that you submit only one play every 30 days during our recurring submissions process. If one of our Resident Do 

Contact:  neurodivergentplays@gmail.com 

o Categories: Full-length Plays 

o Submission Information


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


Submissions are being accepted for the Equity Library Theater of New York Summer 2024 Virtual Play Festival. Seeking short plays (no more than 10 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.

o Deadline: September 1

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Categories: Plays

o Contact: equitylibrarytheater@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


YouthPlays 

Welcome! We seek challenging, entertaining plays and musicals that are appropriate for teen and younger actors and/or audiences, as well as shows that have the potential to cross over to universities or community theatres. Please read all guidelines on this page carefully and browse our website to learn more about us before submitting.

o Deadline: May 1

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: We accept unsolicited submissions of full scripts only from current YouthPLAYS authors, US-based BIPOC authors age 20 or older (please identify yourself as BIPOC in the Note the Publisher) and for the New Voices One-Act Competition for Young Playwrights (scroll to the bottom and make sure to read the full submission guidelines PDF carefully before submitting!). All other authors may email a query (no scripts, please) about a single play to submissions@youthplays.com. Please make sure the query includes all of the following in the body of the email (no attachments):

  • The play's title.

  • A brief synopsis.

  • The approximate running time.

  • A cast breakdown (e.g., 2 males, 4 females, 8+ any gender). Please address specifically whether the play contains any significant young (teen or younger) characters.

  • The producing groups for which you think the play is most appropriate (e.g., high schools, middle schools, TYA theatres, etc.).

  • Production/development history.

  • Any encumbrances (e.g. some part of it is published in a non-exclusive anthology). Also, please disclose any agency representation at this time.

  • Why you believe this play is a fit for our mission. 

  • Again, do NOT include the script, in whole or in part, with your query.

o Contact:  submissions@youthplays.com

o Categories: Full-length Plays 

o Submission Information


Boise Theatre BIPOC Playwrights Festival 

Boise Contemporary Theater is now accepting submissions for its fourth annual BIPOC Playwrights Festival. Founded in 2021 with assistance from the Idaho Women's Charitable Foundation, the festival seeks to champion emerging and mid-career playwrights from marginalized communities by connecting exceptional works with professional actors, directors and technicians. 2024 also marks the launch of the Young Playwrights Initiative, which will select one unproduced work by a writer between 18 and 25 years old for inclusion in the lineup.

o Deadline: May 5 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Submissions must be full-length stage plays (no short or incomplete scripts, screenplays or teleplays).

  • Submissions must be unproduced, original works.

  • Submissions may have been previously developed or workshopped in conjunction with a theater, arts nonprofit or school, so long as they have not been fully produced.

  • Submissions are encouraged to include NO MORE than 5 actors. Larger casts will be considered, but smaller shows are preferred.

o Contact:  Any questions can be directed to Festival Director Lily Yasuda at: ly@bctheater.org 

o Categories: Full-length Plays 

o Submission Information


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 14 

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


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

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 3

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 

Fade to Black: 10 Minute Plays 


Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, Shabach Enterprise presents its 12th season of the Fade To Black Play Festival, Houston's only short play festival celebrating the new works of African American playwrights.

o Deadline: April 1 

o Application Fee: None 

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

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

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

  • Play must run no longer than 10 minutes long on stage, but no shorter than 8 minutes. (Conduct informal readings to ensure).

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

  • Play must not be a musical.

  • Play must not be written for children or youth.

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

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

  • Play must not be considered a translation or adaptation.

  • Play must not be a film. Screenplays/Scripts written for television or cinema will not be accepted.

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

  • Author must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Play must be submitted in a PDF format.

o Categories: Short Plays

o Submission Information 


Fade to Black: Monologues 


Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, Shabach Enterprise presents its 12th season of the Fade To Black Play Festival, Houston's only short play festival celebrating the new works of African American playwrights.

o Deadline: April 1 

o Application Fee: None 

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

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

  • Monologue must run no longer than 3 minutes long on stage, but no shorter than 1 minute. 

  • Monologue should accommodate a "bare-stage" set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.

  • Monologue must not be a musical.

  • Monologue must not be written for children or youth.

  • Monologue must not be a film. Screenplays/Scripts written for television or cinema will not be accepted.

  • Author must be at least 18 years of age.

  •  Monologue must be submitted in a PDF format.

o Contact: fade2blackfest@gmail.com

o Categories: Monologues 

o Submission Information 


YouthPlays 


Welcome! We seek challenging, entertaining plays and musicals that are appropriate for teen and younger actors and/or audiences, as well as shows that have the potential to cross over to universities or community theatres. Please read all guidelines on this page carefully and browse our website to learn more about us before submitting. Prospective Authors (19 and Under): You may submit one play only through our New Voices One-Act Competition. Submissions run from January 1, 2024 through May 1, 2024 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific. Prospective Authors: US-based BIPOC playwrights only may submit full scripts. Other authors may email a query (instructions below) about a single play. You may query again when you've heard back from us on your current query or submission. Current YouthPLAYS Authors: Log in first and then submit as many scripts as you like. We accept unsolicited submissions of full scripts only from current YouthPLAYS authors, US-based BIPOC authors age 20 or older (please identify yourself as BIPOC in the Note the Publisher) and for the New Voices One-Act Competition for Young Playwrights.

o Deadline: May 1 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Please make sure the query includes all of the following in the body other email (no attachments): The play's title.

  • A brief synopsis.

  • The approximate running time.

  • A cast breakdown (e.g. 2 males, 4 females, 8+ any gender). Please address specifically whether the play contains any significant young (teen or younger) characters.

  • The producing groups for which you think the play is most appropriate (e.g. high schools, middle schools, TYA theatres, etc.).

  • Production/development history.

  • Any encumbrances (e.g. some part of it is published in a non-exclusive anthology). Also, please disclose any agency representation at this time.

  • Why you believe this play is a fit for our mission.

  • Again, do NOT include the script, in whole or in part, with your query.

o Contact: submissions@youthplays.com.

o Categories: Full-length Plays  

o Submission Information 


Fade to Black: Monologues 


Building on the growing success and popularity of our previous years, Shabach Enterprise presents its 12th season of the Fade To Black Play Festival, Houston's only short play festival celebrating the new works of African American playwrights.

o Deadline: April 1 

o Application Fee: None 

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

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

  • Monologue must run no longer than 3 minutes long on stage, but no shorter than 1 minute. 

  • Monologue should accommodate a "bare-stage" set requiring only a minimum of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues.

  • Monologue must not be a musical.

  • Monologue must not be written for children or youth.

  • Monologue must not be a film. Screenplays/Scripts written for television or cinema will not be accepted.

  • Author must be at least 18 years of age.

  •  Monologue must be submitted in a PDF format.

o Contact: fade2blackfest@gmail.com

o Categories: Monologues 

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 

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 

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 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

28th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 28th Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in January/February (exact dates to be determined) 2025. Each play selected will be given a black box production with non- equity actors. Playwrights must be available, if not in person, via Zoom or other virtual venue for some rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play.                                 

o Deadline: April 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Plays must be un-produced (readings are ok); must be the play's world premier

  • Length of Plays: Plays should be 30 - 60 minutes. Plays must have at least 4 characters, more is even better. No monologues. No period costume pieces.You may only submit two (2) plays

  • Format: Pages must be numbered; A cover page with Title of the play and playwrights contact information is required, along with a page that gives plot synopsis of the play and a character breakdown


  • Submit a copy of your playwriting resume.

  • Playwrights cannot direct their own work


  • Send two copies of your play(s), along with your resume, to:

    • The Gallery Players
      Black Box New Play Festival
      199 14th Street
      Brooklyn, NY 11215.

o Categories: New Works 

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 acktragedy; 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 


Torch Literary Arts 

Torch Literary Arts welcomes submissions of original creative work by Black women writers. We are interested in work that challenges and disrupts preconceived notions of what contemporary writing by Black women should be. Your stories and poems are valuable and necessary. Write freely and submit what you are excited to share with the world. Submissions are accepted for Friday Features only. We accept submissions on a rolling basis. Simultaneous submissions to other journals are welcome as long as they are identified as such and we are notified immediately upon acceptance elsewhere.                    

o Deadline: Rolling Basis 

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Include a one (1) page cover letter noting the title(s) of the work(s) submitted.

  • Upload your text submission as a Word (DOC, DOCX) or portable document format/PDF (PDF).

  • Typed, double-spaced (poetry may be single-spaced) pages.

  • Numbered pages.

  • Margins should be set at no less than 1" and no greater than 1.5".

  • Poetry: submit up to five (5) poems totaling no more than eight (8) pages.

  • Fiction, Hybrid genre: 12-point font. No more than ten (10) pages or 2500 words (whichever is achieved first). Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained.

  • Drama/Screenwriting: submit one act or a collection of short scenes no longer than ten (10) pages. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained. Indicate if a performance video or dramatic audio reading will be available with the text submission if selected.

  • Restrictions: We do not reprint previously published work for TORCH Friday Features.

o Categories: Scripts 

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


Agbowó Magazine 

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 

Creative Nations 

The Black and Latino Playwrights Celebration is a workshop and showcase featuring the work of student and professional Black and Latino playwrights.

o Deadline: April 15

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: April 15, 2024 deadline will be considered. Notification of selected writers by June 30, 2024.

Play scripts may be delivered by regular mail, in person or using the submission form. Include a stamped self-addressed envelope if you wish your manuscript returned. 

o Categories: Full-Length Plays

o Submission Information 


Creative Nations 

Creative Nations, an all indigenous-led artists collective founded at The Dairy Arts Center in Boulder, Colorado, is launching the First Storyteller's Festival in 2024. The festival is focused on developing new work from Indigenous artists across the continent. We are purposely avoiding defining the festival by any specific genre, and encourage creators from any discipline that is performed on a "stage" to submit (with the word "stage" being loosely defined). The festival will take place in Boulder, CO in the fall of 2024 (dates to be announced soon). The event will include: Staged readings (or the equivalent for different genres) of pieces in early stage development Workshop production of a piece by a member of Creative Nations

o Deadline: April 1

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Submissions and questions should be sent to FirstStorytellersFestival at gmail dot com by April 1st, 2024. We will notify everyone who submits whether or not they were selected. There is NO FEE to submit (as there never should be).

o Categories: Full-Length Plays

o Submission Information 


RadioPlays Festival 2023-2024


Application period is August 1 2023 - April 30, 2024 (Productions will air continuously) Works must feature some aspect of LGBT liThis 2023-2024 season the All Out Arts "RadioPLAY" Program has 2 Divisions: SHORTs! 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. SHOTS! 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.

o Deadline: April 30

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Eligibility: Please complete all fields on the following pages, attaching requested information or providing the appropriate links. Note this application should be finished in one sitting. Once completed in its entirety, please click "Submit" at the end, to officially submit to this Festival program.

  • APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please complete the application fully. Incomplete applications can not be considered. (Script revisions are expected, but staying within length limits). 

  • Submit any required work samples for your work: Text attachments must be in .RTF, .PDF, or .DOC file formats. Supporting files: Do not upload video or audio files; give Links to them only. Video/Audio links may be on Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox, or other services. Please make sure you give us a full link and any password required to audit them.

  • Submissions: Please attach a complete, current or draft version of the text. SHORTS (of 10-30 min. long) and SHOTS! (4 to 12 min) will both be considered for this season's program. Complete rules on the website.

  • If this work is NOT yet a radio-script: you will be asked to also submit a 2-page excerpt in Radio-Script format, with detailed ambient, blocking, and sound design notes.

o Categories: Radio Plays, Shorts 

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 in multiple categories. The award 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  

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 

Seeking an actor to play the role of Theresa in an original new musical, Letters to Home at The New York Theatre Festival 

Seeking an actor to play the role of Theresa in an original new musical, Letters to Home at The New York Theatre Festival.

o Synopsis: Letters to Home takes place during two time periods occurring simultaneously for the main character, Grace, at different points of her life. Grace, a regular at the local mental hospital, must decide whether to carry on the identity of her mother's choices or move forward with her own life by facing her trauma and confronting her inner child, who is writing her letters ten years earlier. Letters To Home is about remembering who we've always been, asking hard questions and making brave choices. This is a project of deep personal significance that I hope can shed light on the power of home we all have within us.

o Preparation: If you're interested in this role, please send me a message about who you are and include an audition tape. If available, please also include your headshot, resume, website and other other information you think would be helpful to know. Thank you!

o Audition Information 


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


BACKSTAGE 

Chief Development Officer, Pittsburgh Public Theater 

Pittsburgh Public Theater seeks a Chief Development Officer to oversee all fundraising activities for Pittsburgh Public Theater. The Chief Development Officer will partner with with The Public's Managing Director and Artistic Director as well as the Board of Trustees to develop and achieve ambitious fundraising goals that meet and exceed The Public's current contributed revenue targets while building, leading, and inspiring a talented team of development professionals. The Chief Development Officer will understand the importance of values-based leadership and seek to positively influence organizational culture while contributing to The Public's overall strategic goals. As it approaches its 50th anniversary season and launches a $15 million campaign in support of capitalization, endowment, and special programming initiatives, The Public seeks a Chief Development Officer who will contribute to a work environment that supports and nourishes the lives and experiences of all of those with whom Pittsburgh Public Theater engages. ommitment to exploring new directions, we are excited to embrace Co-Directors

The mission of Pittsburgh Public Theater is to provide artistically diverse theatrical experiences of the highest quality. The Public strives to serve, challenge, stimulate, and entertain while operating in a fiscally responsible manner. The Public shares its resources with the community through education and engagement initiatives intended for a wide range of people with the goal of expanding and diversifying the audience while enriching the community. Pittsburgh Public Theater serves as a True Public Theater by creating diverse theatrical experiences in a responsible way that engage and elevate the entire region. In response to the powerful call to action and generous insights offered by the Black, Indigenous, and artists of color from its regional and national communities, especially the artists who have organized to create We See You White American Theatre and Black Theatre United, The Public has taken action in its ongoing commitment to racial justice.


o Compensation: The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $110,000 annually.

o Submission Information


Here Arts Center, Co-Directors 

For all three of our Co-Directors, what we most seek are people who have a deep and extensive belief in the development of artists and creation of artistic work that moves in new directions. Our Co-Directors will take their own skills, experiences, and passions to advance the work of multidisciplinary artists (including their own work) to grow HERE as a connected community and to grow the resources available to fuel the vanguard of our national artistic adventure. HERE has a special history and distinctive physical presence in Manhattan, and our Co-Directors will be invested in what is created and presented in those spaces, while being engaged and curious about artists operating in the New York area, throughout the United States, and in countries around the world. They will live in the New York area and maintain an active presence with our community in the HERE space, but may have lived and worked in many other environments With three Co-Directors sharing responsibilities and leadership, we are eager to have three very different and distinct individuals whose perspectives can inform and build on one another. FollowingHERE's decades-long commitment to exploring new directions, we are excited to embrace Co-Directors

  • HERE has spent extensive time discussing and exploring the structure for three Co-Directors. Because we

  • are looking to engage two new individuals at the same time, there are options for how two unique

  • human beings may approach the needs of the HERE team and how they will compliment the current Co-

  • Director, Amanda Szeglowski. Because HERE will be collectively led by three individuals, no single person

  • needs to be outstanding in all areas, as long as we can co-create a team of three who collectively are

  • exceptional in all the capabilities HERE needs to fulfill its purpose.

  • Areas that will be fully shared between the three Co-Directors

  • In these areas, we expect all three Co-Directors to share responsibility and collaborate actively and

  • regularly, including making key decisions together in these through consensus.

  • Setting and Implementing HERE's Overall Strategy

  •  Evolving and Refining HERE's Artistic Vision, and setting annual or multi-year artistic plans

  • Understanding and Carefully Managing HERE's Capacity (Financial, Physical, Human, and

  • Creative)

  • Caring for HERE's people, including direct human support for individuals and holding

  • responsibility for more structured Human Resources needs, challenges, and concerns

  • Representing HERE Externally to the Press and General Public

  • Individual Relationship Development and Nurturing with individuals, ranging from artists to

  • funders to individual donors to partners

  • Fundraising, including identifying new potential sources of funds for HERE and directly

  • participating in relationship building and major gift cultivation and asks

  • Collaborating with the Board of Directors, including sharing service on various Board

  • committees between the Co-Directorsck and are excited to contribute to the growth of the organization in this new era.

o Compensation: Annual salary of $100,000 for each Co-Director. (An increase from previous salary levels.)

o Submission Information

 

Marketing and Communications Manager, Brick Theater 

The Brick Theater is a not-for-profit dedicated to developing and presenting the work of pioneering emerging artists and career experimenters in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. We are the artistic home for work that pushes boundaries and spans the ever-evolving spectrum of performing arts, theatre, dance, video, virtual reality, and visual arts. By nurturing emerging artists, sustaining ongoing relationships with frequent collaborators, and removing financial barriers for artists to create work, we create a diverse, accessible, and inclusive artistic community for the city's most daring artists. We welcome adventurous audiences with low-cost and sliding-scale ticket prices to make performances accessible to all. Founded in 2002, The Brick has established itself as an essential experimental venue for the production of compelling, new, high-quality work. As a vital part of the New York artistic community, we present 250-300 live performances per year at our two spaces, The Brick and Brick Aux, and welcome over 10,000 audience members each year.

  • The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for driving awareness, interest, ticket sales, and attendance for our programing at The Brick Theater and Brick Aux. As the Marketing and Communications Manager, you will create and execute communications, public relations, and social media strategies that amplify The Brick across a variety of mediums and channels and grow physical and digital audiences.

  • The Brick is a small but mighty team that works highly collaboratively but values independent self-motivated people who are able to move a project to completion and contribute to the growth of the theater. Ideal team members are strong project managers and equal parts creative and analytical thinkers who have knowledge of The Brick and are excited to contribute to the growth of the organization in this new era.


o Compensation:  $25 Per Hour 

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.


FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES

AGE Playwright Grant


AGE is proud to announce the return of its originative initiative, the AGE Legacy Playwright Grants (ALP) in 2024! In our continuing commitment to the social justice arts movement, AGE Founder Jane Mantiri created  the ALP Grant to continue the AGE legacy of investing in artists who have been underrepresented and underserved because of age, race, and gender. Plays produced and directed by these artists on Broadway and at major regional theatre companies are rare, and this lack of representation negatively impacts BIPOC artists of marginalized gender* even more. American Theatre has to do better. Our solution? Invest directly in those telling the stories.  AGE seeks to change the equity landscape of the American Theatre canon by increasing the representation of BIPOC playwrights 40+ years of age of marginalized gender. Additionally, in our creation of this initiative, we aimed to amplify the integrity of the recipients.  AGE is therefore intentional in making sure that three playwrights receive individual unrestricted grants of $10,000 each.  When funders dictate how grant money is used and require complex systems of documentation, oversight, and conditions, it can disempower the recipient. We are mindful of the layered history of oppression, trauma, and disempowerment for BIPOC people of marginalized gender. At AGE, equity means creating environments where everyone can achieve their goals. Giving agency to the recipients is how we practice equity. The recipients will determine the course of their professional journey and we are honored to witness and invest in their success.

o Deadline: May 15

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Identify as BIPOC

  • 40+ years of age

  • Identify as a person of marginalized gender or gender-diverse.  We use the terms "marginalized gender" or "gender-diverse" to refer to our community of members who experience marginalization due to their genders. This includes cisgender women, transgender women, transgender men, non-binary people, among many other marginalized gender identities. Please note- marginalized gender is not the same as a marginalized person, nor does it relate to sexuality.

  • Identify as an emerging artist.  Emerging means that the playwright has had no more than one play fully produced in one or more professional theatre(s). Readings and workshop productions are exempt.

  • Have an original draft of a full length play completed at the time of application; while not necessary, it is highly encouraged that the script have at least one principal character who is a BIPOC person of marginalized gender, 40+ years of age. Special consideration will be given to plays that fulfill this suggestion.

  • Live and work in the United States or Puerto Rico and are able to submit a W9 if chosen as a Finalist or Recipient.

o Application Information


Creative Capital Award 25 

For our 25th Anniversary, Creative Capital welcomes innovative and original new project proposals in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary, and socially engaged forms. Applications open on March 4, 2024, and the deadline for submitting is April 4, 2024 at 4PM ET. A link to the application portal will be added to this page on March 4, 2024 at 10AM ET. The Creative Capital Award provides unrestricted project grants which can be drawn down over a multi-year period, bespoke professional development services, and community-building opportunities. Grants are awarded via a democratic, national, open call, external review process. Our goal is to fund individual artists creating conceptually, aesthetically, and formally challenging, risk-taking, and never-before-seen projects.

o Deadline: April 4

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Submission Information 


Scholarships and Subsidies for the National Conference

Scholarship and subsidy opportunities are available to folks experiencing critical needs or financial hardship. A minimum of 51% of support will be awarded to Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), TGNC, and disability communities. In addition, TCG encourages multigenerational representation and applications from those who are: 30 years old and under, 60 years old and over. Members of any committees associated with TCG or this National Conference should not apply for these scholarships and subsidies as there may be support through different means; please inquire through your TCG point of contact Should an applicant apply before the early bird registration deadline and not receive a scholarship or subsidy, they will be eligible for the early bird registration rate past the early bird registration deadline.

o Deadline: April 5

o Application Fee: No Fee 

o Submission Information 


The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language


Monetary award to playwright: $3000 for works with a running time of at least 40 minutes. Synecdoche Works may support further development of a submitted work at its discretion.


o Deadline: April 30 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility:  Submissions must be in a heightened version of the English language in order to provide a meaningful challenge to the actors. This includes, but is not limited to, works using meter, verse, rhyming schemes, pidgins, creoles, and code-switching.

  • Plays must contain at least 60% heightened language.

  • Submissions may be translations or adaptations of works in the public domain.

  • No works under 40 minutes are eligible.

  • Authors awarded a grant must be willing to participate in a brief rehearsal process culminating in an online video reading of their submitted work*.

  • Submitted works cannot be currently attached to a theater or production company.

  • Submitted works cannot have had a prior development cycle outside of an educational program.

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.

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 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 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 25 

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

Liberation Theatre Company Writing Residency Program 2024/25

Liberation Theatre Company (LTC), a Harlem, New York-based independent theatrical producer and playwright development company established in 2009, is inviting applications from early-career Black playwrights to participate in the seventh year of our Writing Residency Program for 2024-2025. The residency is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts. It is a rare opportunity burgeoning playwrights have to hone their craft under their own vision through provided resources from an organization that only seeks to uplift their voices. For that I owe Liberation Theater Company an unlimited amount of gratitude. Nathaniel Johnson - Residency Playwright 2017/18 The Writing Residency Program will select four early-career playwrights and provide them with dramaturgical and professional support over a ten-month period, during which time they will each be required to complete a new full-length play. Beginning in May 2024, selected playwrights will attend monthly group meetings to share and refine their works-in-progress in a collaborative, energized setting; meet individually with LTC's Artistic Director and staff who will provide additional support for their artistic needs, concerns and process; and have the resources of a director and professional actors during a table reading as their play begins to take shape. Additionally, through connections with the larger New York City theatrical community, LTC will provide access to theatre tickets (when available) and seek to support, inspire, and assist playwrights in any way a small and dedicated company can. The Residency will conclude in February 2025, with the possibility of public/virtual readings, to be determined by LTC staff, of each playwright's finished play. Upon successful completion of the program, each playwright will receive an honorarium.

o Deadline: April 1 

o Eligibility: To be considered for the Writing Residency Program all applicants must be a) residents of New York City at the time of participation (May 2024 – February 2025). b) Applicants must have written at least two full-length plays or three one-act plays. c) The applicant must not have received a production of any of their work that was more developed than a Showcase presentation under the Actors' Equity Association production code. 

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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