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Cry Havoc PlayList 2024: Duets 

After a successful launch in 2023, we are pleased to announce the 2024 cycle of PlayList, a short play development series. PlayList is for writers of any background, identity, education or experience level who are interested in honing their work on a short script with a room full of artists experienced in new play development.  The CRY HAVOC Company believes that writing a script doesn't have to be a solitary experience. Feedback at key points in the writing process can bring you closer to your goals. Our approach to script development places your writing goals at the center of the workshop discussion, ensuring that collaborators are offering feedback in service of the play you are trying to write. If you are interested in seeing how our structured feedback process can support your work, apply to be one of our PlayList writers! PlayList participants will write new 10-minute scripts inspired by creative prompts linked by a theme. The 2024 theme is Duets; each writer will draw inspiration for a two-character play from a duet song and a work of art that evokes "duality."  Playwrights will complete the project with a rigorously-crafted short play ready for submission to festivals and contests—and a public presentation of their work. CRY HAVOC is especially seeking artists from underrepresented communities for this project.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: June 30

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: If you are interested in participating in PlayList, please submit:

  • a 10-page writing sample and brief description why/how is this sample representative of your work

  • a duet song that has particular significance to you and brief explanation - why this song?

  • a work of art that evokes "duality" (e.g. painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, dance, etc.) and brief explanation - why this work of art? How does it evoke "duality" to you?

o Categories: Plays 

o Contact: contact@cryhavoccompany.org 

o Submission Information 

Don McCann Playwriting Contest 2024

The Oswego Players were established in 1938 as a non-profit community theater organization dedicated to live theater productions and theater education for Oswego area residents. Consistent with those goals, a playwriting contest was established to promote the creation of original, one-act plays by contemporary authors.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: June 15

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: The contest is FREE and open to any amateur playwright who is 18 years or older and resides (or attends college) in the state of New York.

  • All plays must be based on original concepts (no adaptions or verse plays), unpublished and unproduced. None of the submitted plays may be read publicly until the prize winners have been announced.

  • The Oswego Players reserves the right to produce and perform any of the prize winners.

  • The content, theme, and time period are at the discretion of the writer.

  • Since a LIVE PRODUCTION of the of at least one of the prize winners is planned* simplicity is highly recommended:

  • One act, single set, with a run time of 20 to 30

  • Written so it can be staged with minimal set, props, lighting and sound effects, and costume design.

  • The story should not exceed eight characters due to the potential unavailability of actors.All entries must include a cover page which includes the name of the play, name of the playwright, and an updated address, phone number, and email address.

o Categories: Plays 

o Contact: Submissions must be received by June 15th of the contest year and sent either electronically to osweplay@yahoo.com or through the mail, Playwriting Contest, P.O. Box 183, Oswego, NY 13126 .

o Submission Information 

CWP 2024 Evolution Festival 2024

The EVOLUTION FESTIVAL will present original works of theater, dance, music, comedy, and interdisciplinary performance by NYC-based artists from September 5-29, 2024 at The Center at West Park in New York City. All NYC-based artists citywide are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to new works and to artist groups that are new to producing at CWP. Works should be no longer than two hours. Artists from historically underrepresented communities, including African-American, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, and People of Color, LGBTQ+ folx, and people with disabilities are enthusiastically invited to apply. We are seeking a festival line-up that represents the diversity of New York City.

o When/Where: New York, NY 

o Deadline: June 14 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Each artist will receive:

  • A one-night-only performance in The Center at West Park's Sanctuary Space or Chapel

  • Free and subsidized rehearsal space in Summer and Fall 2024

  • A guaranteed performance fee of $500

  • A split of the box office after fee recoupment

  • Technical support, including a stage manager/board operator and festival technical staff

  • Ticketing management by CWP staff

  • Front of house staffing, including box office management and ushers

  • Promotional support, including website listing, press release feature, dedicated e-blasts and social media posts, and consultation on other marketing strategy

  • Photography and videography for performances

o Categories: Plays 

o Submission Information 

New Work, New Voices

Now in its fourth year, New Works, New Voices (NWNV) is an initiative at the Syracuse University Department of Drama created to support the development of musicals by writers and composers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon.  Each year, one musical is selected to receive a 3-week developmental reading in the Spring semester, directed and music directed by SU Drama faculty and performed by SU Drama BFA students. The writing team will be in residence during weeks 2 and 3 of the rehearsal process (travel and lodging provided by NWNV) and will participate virtually in the evenings during week 1. NWNV 2025 will take place in April 2025, with the team in residence in Syracuse from 4/13/25 - 4/27/25. 

o When/Where: Syracuse, NY 

o Deadline: July 1

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: ALL SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 1, 2024 (11:59pm EST). Semi-finalists will be contacted for additional materials in late summer/early fall 2024. 

o Categories: Musicals 

o Submission Information 

The Woodward/Newman Award

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 wellhould 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 

North Park Playwright Festival 

Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays. In support of this goal we have produced the North Park Playwright Festival each October. The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world. Over the past seventeen years more than 600 new plays have been produced. We encourage new directors and actors to become involved in theater through the festival as well. Through the North Park Playwright Festival over ninety playwrights, directors, and actors each year are able to showcase their talents. We invite interested playwrights to submit work to the festival. Please follow the guidelines below.

o When/Where: San Diego, CA  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 2025-26 season, while plays submitted beyond that date will be considered for the 2026-27 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 2025-26 Woodward/Newman Award.

  • "Full-length" plays

o Deadline: June 30

o Application Fee: $10 Administrative Fee 

o Eligibility: Short new plays (no more than 12 pages, less is fine) that are easily staged and have casts with no more than four people. Our theater is very small and we normally use a minimal set concept in this festival. We have to be able to change sets in just a few minutes as we do six to seven plays each evening of the festival. We don't have space for large casts.

  • We request new work. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK, but we are not interested in work that has been produced in numerous other places. Our goal in building the theater was to have a place to produce brand new work and let playwrights have a chance to see their work done for the first time.

  • We seek complete plays rather than excerpts from a larger work.

  • Work will be chosen by the directors we have in the festival. It is not a "contest" and we are not really judging plays in the formal sense. The directors choose the plays we will produce, within the production budget guidelines we give them.

  • Most subject matter is OK. We don't do nudity or off color humor.

  • We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater. Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director. We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email. Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive. Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form. There is no charge to enter. No need to go to the post office. You can just staple your play together, put in a business size envelope and drop in the mail. You can print on both sides if you want to save postage.

  • Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2024. Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs. We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

  • Send only one script. Multiple submissions do not increase chances of production.

o Categories: New Works, Short Plays 

o Submission Information 

Jewish Plays Project

We are currently seeking unproduced full-length (65+ minutes) plays and musicals that focus on aspects of 21st Century Jewish identity, culture, and ideas, and the complex and intersectional nature of contemporary Jewish life. While we value history, we will always lean toward plays that tackle vibrant strands of today's world: social, racial and economic justice; strong women in Jewish life; diverse stories of Jews of Color; LGBTQIA inclusion; new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations in addition to deep conversations about our complex and multifaceted identities. There is no submission fee. Writers may submit more than one script. Submissions from previous years are accepted, particularly if there is a new draft of the script. 

o Deadline: June 14

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: The following must be true of a submitted play or musical: 

  • contains significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.

  • It is in English, or primarily in English – we love plays that play with languages.

  • It is It is full length, meaning over around 75 minutes in length. (For a guide, that usually means 60 pages or more. We DO NOT review 10 or 20 minute plays.)

  • It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region, or a major regional theater (LORT C or above). 

  • The play has never been published in any form.

o Categories: Short Plays, Plays 

o Submission Information 

Masque & Spectacle 

Masque & Spectacle reads submissions for its bi-annual issues November 1 – January 31 and May 1 – July 31. Submissions received outside of this time period will be automatically deleted. Responses can be expected within a month. Acceptance rate is around 10%. We do not accept previously published work, and we ask for First Electronic Rights and Non-Exclusive Archival Rights upon acceptance. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay contributors at this time. Simultaneous submissions are accepted, but please let us know if your work has been accepted elsewhere. 

o Deadline: July 31 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: We welcome 10-minute plays (up to approximately 10 pages in length). No full-length plays will be considered at this time.

  • While traditional plays are welcome, we are particularly interested in innovative and/or interdisciplinary texts that break new ground, either in relation to their subject matter, or in how the text itself is performed/written/represented on stage.

  • Playwrights may submit one previously unpublished 10-minute play for consideration. The script should be accompanied by a cover letter, which includes your name, address, phone number, and email address. Proper playwriting format should be used. If you are uncertain about this format, several examples can be found online.

  • Send drama submissions to masqueandspectacle@gmail.com. Attach written submissions in a single Word doc or docx file, and include the word "DRAMA" in the email subject line.

o Categories: Short Plays, Plays 

o Contact: masqueandspectacle@gmail.com.

o Submission Information

Exhume Submissions for Fall 2024 

We strive to publish visual art, poetry, prose, and drama in order to help writers who discuss queerness and trauma find a home for their works. Though we especially seek submissions that discuss these topics, we accept good writing across the board. We appreciate work that speaks to the human experience on a raw level. Consider works like Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," Jo Ann Beard's "The Fourth State of Matter," and John Cheever's "The Swimmer." Above all else, we want writing that makes us feel something. Writing can be traditional, experimental, or a hybrid of the two. Surprise us! We accept both established and emerging artists and writers across the board. We welcome simultaneous submissions, though we ask that you let us know immediately should your submission be accepted somewhere else. At this time we do not accept previously published work.

o Deadline: June 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: All submissions should be emailed to exhumeliteraryjournal@gmail.com.  Please list the genre you're submitting under in the subject of your email, as well as your first and last name. Please paste your third-person bio, maximum 75 words, in the body of your email and submit your works as attachments in .doc or .docx format. All documents should be submitted in 12 point fonts. Submit up to 3,500 words of prose in one double-spaced document.

o Contact:  exhumeliteraryjournal@gmail.com

o Categories: Short Plays 

o Submission Information

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.

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 

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 


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 



IATI Theater is accepting scripts for its 2025 Cimientos Season. Submissions are only accepted through the electronic form–see link below. Make sure to read guidelines before completing the submission form.. Cimientos is IATI Theater's Play Development Program. We provide playwrights the opportunity to develop new, never-before produced plays through a community of cutting-edge theater artists. Through the PPP* and SRP*, Cimientos amplifies as clearly as possible the voice of the author who lays the foundations from which a dramatic work is conceived. Like IATI Theater, Cimientos is committed to supporting playwrights and works that push conventions and explore the avant-garde. We recognize, however, that what is different and ground-breaking is not always what is unconventional and, therefore, we also welcome plays that explore realism and naturalism in innovative ways.

o Deadline: June 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: There is no submission fee.Submissions that do not adhere to the following guidelines will not be reviewed.

  • The online form is the only method of submission.  No submission will be accepted via email.  Once submitted, no changes can be done.  Please ensure to submit the correct file.  The button below will be active during June.

  • This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.

  • The playwright must commit to take part in the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) meetings, either in person or video conference.  The PPP will meet for ten (10) consecutive weeks during December 2024 - February 2025.

  • The playwright must commit to participate in their post-reading talk-back, either in person or video conference.

  • Applicant must be the original creator of the submitted work and sole owner of its rights.  By submitting their work, applicants grant IATI Theater and its collaborators permission to use the submitted material for the Cimientos Program.

o Categories: Plays 

o Contact: For more information: iatitheater.org or contact: guillermo@iatitheater.org

o Submission Information 

WE/US: Twenty-Five 10-Minute Plays for the Gender Minority 

Now accepting Submissions for a new 10-minute play collection published by Smith & Kraus and edited by Debbie Lamedman.No fee. Open to all playwrights. Preference will be given to POC, Women, and LGBTQIA writers. This anthology is about gender identity, not sexual orientation unless the character is dealing with both. These plays have lead characters as part of the gender minority and are the main focus of the story and not used only as secondary characters. Looking for plays that deal with the entire spectrum of life. Yes, that includes dramas, but we are also looking for joyful, humorous, provocative, irreverent plays and not just dramas. **Specifically looking for pieces written by and for nonbinary and trans folx. Looking for pieces written for someone who cannot easily check a box regarding their gender identity. 

o Deadline: July 1 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: Please follow the following guidelines:

  • Plays do not need to have been previously produced. 

  • Plays must not exceed 10 minutes. Anything over 14 pages will not be read!

  • Please include a character breakdown with your play.

  • Only one play per playwright will be accepted.

o Categories: Plays 

o Submission Information 

Irons in the Fire 

Irons in the Fire is Fault Line Theatre's year-round reading series of new plays in development. Every play and every playwright require something a little different, so the format and timeline for each project is malleable. Our only requirement is a public sharing of the piece at some point in the process. Each reading is also supported by a fun social event that brings the Independent Theatre Community together in a meaningful way.

o Deadline: June 30

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: You can apply with a project as either a writer or director

  • At this time, we can only accept one application per artist

  • Projects need not be finished. We accept proposals for pitches, outlines, drafts, and everything in between

  • There is no set template for each Irons in the Fire project. The only requirement is a public sharing of the piece at some point in the process.

  • The two lead artists on each Irons in the Fire project– usually a playwright and director– will receive a $1800 stipend.

  • Fault Line Theatre creates and produces socially relevant, character-driven plays for today's audiences. We love all sorts of plays that fit into our mission.

o Categories: One-Act Plays 

o Submission Information 

NY Theatre Festival Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 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  

Hepburn Hooks - Brown Skinned Girls, An evening of shorts

For our very first evening of shorts, we are seeking out four female, BlPOC playwrights whose works we will fully produce and present at a London venue to be determined. HHTC is looking to hear stories from Black and Brown women (in the broad sense of the term). The plays may be set in any era, they may tackle whatever subject you desire, the stories may even not centre Black/Brown women at all! We are quite simply looking to pick the brains of young, BIPOC female playwrights from all over the world and get a sense of how they feel about the world at large, or about very specific things in it. Let your imagination run wild, do not be afraid to be goofy, cringey, subversive and unapologetically militant, we want to see and hear it all! The Merriam-Webster defines BIPOC as 'Black, Indigenous, (and) People of Colour'. This must be understood as a term that includes people of the following descent : Black, Native American, Aboriginal Australians, Asian, Latinx, Middle Eastern, South-Asian, Pacific Islander, and many more…

o Deadline: September 25 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: There is no entry fee for this opportunity. One play, picked by the audience over the two evenings will be presented with the Public's Award and receive a modest stipend. The remaining three playwrights will be offered a free year-long subscription to www.playsubmissionshelper.com, the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of play submission opportunities available anywhere.

  • Playwrights must be aged (at least) 18 at the time of submission.

  • Your play should have a running time of 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Your play should require no more than 4 actors and minimal props.

  • Your play should be in English (mainly).

  • The play should be original, unpublished and it should not have been performed in the UK as of the day of submission.

o Categories: One-Act Plays 

o Submission Information 

Nomad Theater 

Nomad Theatre seeks new unproduced short plays to be a part of our upcoming season! Our mission is to provide an immersive theatre experience by exposing audience members to eclectic and moving stories, taking theatre outside of a traditional theatre space and into site-specific locations. This year, we have three opportunities for playwrights to submit their original new short plays. Open to US playwrights, selected plays in our mainstage season receive a $15 honorarium ($40 for one-acts selected for By The Fireside) full production and a ticket to attend. Selected plays must be unpublished and unproduced at time of submission. We encourage anyone to submit, even if you've never written a play, especially underrepresented playwrights, including women, LGBTQIA+, BIPOC, disabled, etc. Nomad will not produce theatre that is derogatory Entries will be judged on the following criteria:

  • How well it meets the theme.

  • Overall writing quality (Plot - we like different or quirky, weird, out-of-the-box theatre; Character Development; Dialogue)

  • Suitability for our actors and space - low tech, 1-4 characters, flexible casting

o Deadline: The Polling Place (July 15), The Fireside Plays (September 15), The Garden Plays (January 15) 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility:  One submission per playwright per opportunity (three submissions total)

  • We suggest formatting similar to the Dramatist Guild Guidelines

  • A cover page should include the title, the playwright's name, contact information, a brief synopsis, and character descriptions

  • Pages should be numbered

  • Minimum of 1, maximum of 4 characters

  • No musicals

o Categories: One-Act Plays 

o Contact: nomadtheatresubmissions@gmail.com

o Submission Information 


IATI Theater's Play Development Program, Cimientos, provides playwrights the opportunity to develop new, never-before produced plays through a community of cutting-edge theater artists. Through the PPP* and SRP*, Cimientos amplifies as clearly as possible the voice of the creational author who lays the foundations from which a dramatic work is conceived. Like IATI Theater, Cimientos is committed to supporting playwrights and works that push conventions and explore the avant-garde. We recognize, however, that what is different and innovative is not always what is unconventional and, therefore, we do not discriminate against naturalistic works.

o Deadline: June 30 

o Application Fee: None

o Eligibility: The online form is the only method of submission.  No submission will be accepted via email.  Once submitted, no changes can be done.  Please ensure to submit the correct file.  The button below will be active during June.

  • This program is open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish who are interested in feedback from a New York audience.

  • The playwright must commit to take part in the PPP (Pal Playwrights Panel) meetings, either in person or video conference.  The PPP will meet for ten (10) consecutive weeks during December 2023 - February 2024.

  • The playwright must commit to participate in their post-reading talk-back, either in person or video conference.

  • Applicant must be the original creator of the submitted work and sole owner of its rights.  By submitting their work, applicants grant IATI Theater and its collaborators permission to use the submitted material for the Cimientos Program.

  • The submission must be a completed, new, full-length play that has not had a previous professional production.  If the play has undergone a workshop, staged reading or development of any kind, the playwright must state so on the online form.  We encourage plays in an early stage of development.

  • Submissions must be non-published work. Published plays in any format are not acceptable.

  • Only one play may be submitted per playwright, per season.

  • Scripts must be between 45–90 minutes in length.

  • The play must have 5 actors or less. Plays that have more than 5 characters and do not provide a clear and stageable double-role explanation will not be reviewed. It must be clearly expressed on the online form.

  • The author's name(s) should not appear anywhere within the script or file, any authorship information must not be visible in the play document or file.  Cimientos reads submissions 'blind', in an effort to let the quality of the work speak for itself and to keep our judging process as equitable as possible.

  • All documents must be submitted in PDF format. Other formats will not be accepted.

  • Submissions for the 2025 Season will only be accepted from June 1 to June 30, 2024.

o Categories: Full Length Plays, New Plays

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

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  

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 

Workshop Reading of New Superhero Musical

We are looking for fun, creative, musical theatre actors with comedic abilities to take part in a workshop reading of a new, original book musical, titled SHERO. This is a chance for creatives to allow feedback and have this work be read aloud for further development into its next stages. Dating a superhero sounds like an absolute dream, right? Wrong. For Emma Gracey, it's an absolute nightmare. Quality time? Forget it. He's always off saving the world. Taking him home to meet the folks? Nope, gotta keep that secret identity on the downlow. And don't even get me started on all of those supervillains trying to kill you. Sure, he may be super hot and sure, you may love the rush of falling into those big, bulging biceps off the side of a one-hundred story building, but at the end of the day, is it worth all the trouble? Join Emma, in this hilarious new musical comedy that flips the superhero genre on its head as she discovers what it means to be her own hero.

o Deadline: July 14

o LOCATION Friday, July 26th 4:00pm - 7:00pm Ripley-Grier Studios

o Preparation: Please fill out the linked form below with your headshot, resume, link to any performance reels, and availability by Friday, June 14th at 11:59pm.

o Audition Information 

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


The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Dramatic Writing Award

The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Dramatic Writing Award is open to New York State playwrights and screenwriters, including those who live within the five boroughs of New York City.

o Deadline: June 18 

o Application Fee: None 

o Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a working playwright or screenwriter. Acceptable forms of playwriting or screenwriting include stageplays, screenplays, teleplays, libretti, radio plays, and audio dramas. No audio is accepted.

  • Must self-identify as LGBTQ+.

  • Must be a current full-time resident of New York State for a minimum of 12 months at the time applications close.

  • Must be at least 25 years of age at the time the application closes.

  • Cannot be enrolled in a degree-seeking program of any kind.

  • Can be past recipients of any NYFA grant or fellowship programs, except past recipients of the The Ryan Hudak LGBTQ+ Dramatic Writing Award.

  • Cannot be a NYFA employee, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above.

o Contact: apply@nyfa.org

o Application Information

Director of Development, The New Group 

The New Group, one of New York's leading Off-Broadway theaters, is seeking an experienced front-line fundraiser to serve as the DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT. This senior-team position will lead all fundraising efforts and manage a growing fundraising team. A successful candidate will manage all individual giving efforts including campaigns and appeals, and oversee the execution of institutional grants and special events.Reporting to The New Group's Executive Director, this position will lead the Development department and be responsible for generating approximately $2-2.5 million to support the growth and advancement of the organization as it enters its 30th year of producing theater. This individual will manage an interim team including a full-time Development Manager and Development consultants, and will work with leadership to hire permanent team members in the coming months to support the organization's increased goals. Founded in 1995, The New Group is an award-winning, artist-driven company with a commitment to developing and producing powerful, contemporary theatre. While constantly evolving, we strive to maintain an ensemble approach to all our work and an articulated style of emotional immediacy in our acting and productions. In this way, we seek a theater that is adventurous, stimulating, and most importantly, "now" – a true forum for our present culture. The New Group has received over 150 awards and nominations for excellence, including the Tony Award for Best Musical for Avenue Q, 10 Lortel Awards, two special citation Obie Awards, and a Drama Desk Special Award "for presenting contemporary new voices, and for uncompromisingly raw and powerful productions." The organization's New Group/New Works play and musical development program champions original works by emerging and established authors. The New Group Off Stage celebrates work at the intersection of art, multimedia and social engagement by showcasing some of today's most compelling storytellers through web series, films, audio plays and more. The New Group also operates a variety of theater education programs including a Summer Conservatory for teens, college access programs, and a college-level BFA Acting program in collaboration with LIU-Brooklyn.

o Deadline: To apply, please submit a cover letter along with a resume and three references to jobs@thenewgroup.org by Friday, June 21st. Please include "Director of Development" in the subject line. No phone calls please. For more information on The New Group, please visit: TheNewGroup.org.

o Responsibilities: This role is responsible for managing the daily operations and strategy of the Development department. Across all work, this position will play a critical role in integrating development considerations and efforts into all areas of the company including artistic and education programs, and community events. If you don't meet all of the criteria listed above but know you have what it takes to do this job, we encourage you to apply and tell us about yourself in your cover letter

o Compensation: This is a full-time exempt position available immediately, with a salary range of $100,000 - $120,000. Benefits package currently includes health, dental, vision, 403b retirement, and commuter benefit plans. The New Group operates as a hybrid remote and in-person workplace. 

o Submission Information


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. commitment 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

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.


California Humanities Quick Grants 

Quick Grants (between $1,000 and $5,000) are awarded three times a year (February, June, October) to small-scale public humanities programs and projects which take place within one year from the award date. Projects should be grounded in the humanities, show potential to provide high quality humanities learning experiences for participants and audiences, and demonstrate capacity for successful implementation. Appropriate formats include virtual and in-person community dialogues, reading and film discussion groups, oral history workshops, non-fiction workshops, speaker series, and many more activities based in humanities disciplines. Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply. Note: A cash or in-kind match of the award is NOT required. 

o Deadline: July 15th 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Any California-based nonprofit organization or non-federal public agency is eligible to apply.

o Address: 538 9th Street, Suite 210 Oakland, CA 94607

o Contact: 415.391.1474

o Application Information 


Current work is requested. An applicant's work sample and project description are the most significant feature of their application. Unless work is interdisciplinary, i.e. the various genres interconnect, each applicant is encouraged to apply in a primary discipline and submit a work sample and project description that emphasizes this single discipline. Competition for residencies varies annually and with the number of applications. While only one Fellowship winner will be selected, all applicants will have the option of being considered for a general Ucross residency.

o Deadline: July 16th 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Residencies are open to Native American writers who meet the criteria below. They must: Be a practicing contemporary writer who is currently producing works in one or more of the following genres, including but not limited to FICTION, NONFICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, SCREENWRITING, PLAYWRITING, and HYBRID FORMS; Be an enrolled member of a state-recognized or federally-recognized Tribe, Pueblo, Nation, Native Community, Political Entity, or Alaskan Native Village.

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 Application Information


Art Omi Translation Lab 2024

Art Omi: Writers is now seeking proposals for Translation Lab 2024, a 12-day special, intensive residency for four collaborating writer-translator teams in the fall of 2024. Art Omi will host four English language translators in New York's Hudson Valley for 12 days. These translators will be invited along with the writers whose work is being translated into English. All text-based projects—fiction, nonfiction, theater, film, poetry, etc.—are eligible. This focused residency will provide an integral stage of refinement, allowing translators to dialogue with the writers about text-specific questions. It will also serve as an essential community-builder for English-language translators who are working to increase the amount of international literature available to English-language readers. The dates for Translation Lab 2024 are November 12-23, 2024. All residencies are fully funded including: airfare, train transportation from New York City to the Art Omi campus, local car transportation, and a small honorarium. Please note: accepted applicants must be available for the duration of the Translation Lab (November 12-23, 2024). Late arrivals and early departures are not possible. Please do not submit a proposal unless both parties involved (translator and writer) are available for all dates. Art Omi: Writers will be accepting proposals for participation until July 1, 2024. Translators, writers, editors, or agents can submit Project Proposals.

o Deadline: July 1 

o Application Fee: Free

o Eligibility: Names of the translator and writer applying, as well as contact information (physical address, email, and phone) and the original language of the text. These details should be provided at the very top of the proposal.

  • Brief biographical sketches for the translator and writer.

  • A description of the proposed project, including details about how you envision structuring your working time together.

  • Publishing status for the proposed project. (Projects that do not yet have a publisher are eligible.)

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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