Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Slur Slang Slam

(old poem I found in an old laptop)

What’s up faggot?
I untangled my headphone cords
Walking to the bus stop,
Professional New Yorker.
Unflinching precision
As my fingers unspooled knots.
Gathering inside a question.

Looking right nor left,
I couldn’t tell whether he was
On the phone, speaking to a friend,
Or talking to me. But to look up
Is to acknowledge.
Any schoolyard bully knows
That trick. I continued to gather
The string of cord in my left hand
Untangling dangling white
Lines as I caught him looking
Out on the sidewalk. Either toward
Me or the guy behind me,
Both of us rushing past him
Past the slur sent to
Trigger some response.

He mumbled something
I slowed down, do I dare
Turn? The other pedestrian
Sped past me, his headphones
Firmly entrenched and blasting
Loud hideous chaos
Into the outerspace of Queens.

There is a place where this word lives.
I don’t live there, but I visit.
This neighborhood of niggers, faggots, spics,
Whops, degos, chinks, Curry heads,
Rain dancers, butt-scratching Africans
Dijibouti-looking, Soup-bowl African black,
The sun never comes round these parts
Derogatory slurs and arrows.

The sun doesn’t live here.
An experiment percolated in my head and I thought

What if this is all a game?

Monday, May 2, 2016

GET WHAT YOU WANT: May 2016

1.
The Relentless Award
Deadline: May 2nd
Website: http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • Plays that are challenging.
  • Plays that exhibit fearlessness.
  • Plays that are not mainstream.
  • Plays that exude passion.
  • Plays that are relentlessly truthful.
The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color.

PRIZE:

  • The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000.
  • The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service.
  • The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm.
  • The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States.
  • When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named.

DEADLINES:

Submissions will be accepted from March 1, 2016 through May 2, 2016. Submissions must be sent via this website by 11:59pm EST, May 2, 2016.

ELIGIBILITY/CRITERIA FOR SUBMISSION:

  • Any unproduced play written by a United States citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) is eligible for The Relentless Award.
  • Each play must be submitted with a letter from a theater professional recommending the play. “Theater Professional” is defined as anyone who has worked in theater in any artistic capacity for a minimum of four years.
  • Plays with a producer, producing organization or theater attached are not eligible.
  • As much as we love them, one-act plays, musicals and plays for children are not eligible.
  • The author must be at least 21 years old.


HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PLAY:

Use the form on our website to submit your play and accompanying letter of recommendation to The American Playwriting Foundation.
  • NOTE: please DO NOT have your name or other identifying info (email/phone number) on any of your manuscript pages. Please also exclude agent info, development info, and dedications.This will preserve the author's anonymity for the judges.
  • Please provide your script file in pdf (rather than Word documents), with the title format: TITLE OF PLAY.pdf. Do not include your name in the file script title.
  • You'll receive confirmation that your script and accompanying materials have been received. As submissions are processed manually, please allow up to two weeks to receive this confirmation.
2.
Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation
Deadline: May 31st
Website: http://aabbfoundation.org/comp-guidelines
The 2016 playwriting competition will be open to submissions from March 1 through May 31, 2016. All manuscripts must be electronically submitted and received by midnight on May 31. (No hard copies sent by postal mail will be accepted.)
Only full-length works (dramas, comedies, musicals, screenplays) will be considered. One entry per author, please. Scripts must be original and in English. All must concern lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer life and be based on, or directly inspired by, a historical person, culture, work of art, or event.
There is no entry fee. Prizes are as follows: First Prize, $3,000; Second Prize, $1,500; Honorable Mentions, $500. Prizewinners will be announced before the end of the year.
To be eligible for the Foundation’s 2016 competition:
  • Your script must involve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or genderqueer characters and/or themes.
  • Your script must portray a historical period or incident. The past must be central, not incidental, to the work. (For more information on the meaning of “historical,” go to the “What Is Historical?” page.)
  • You must submit a brief statement, no longer than one page, describing how the script fulfills these requirements. This statement should explain the time period and historical issues involved.
  • If your work has been produced in any form (workshop, staged reading, or full production), your submission must also include a synopsis of the work’s production history. Works that have never been produced are welcome.
If these conditions of eligibility are not met, your submission will not be read.
When submitting:
  • Manuscripts should be in standard play or screenplay format, using a 12-point or larger font, and saved as a .doc, .docx, or PDF.
  • The first page must include the title and your name, as well as your own email address, mailing address, and phone number. Even if you are represented by an agent, please provide your personal contact information.
  • Page numbers should appear on every manuscript page.
  • In the case of musicals, audio segments should be sent separately as MP3 files and limited to a total of 10 minutes. We will request more if necessary.
Email submissions to: jwillis@aabbfoundation.org


3.
Playwrights Realm Writing Fellows Program
Deadline: May 16th
Website: http://www.playwrightsrealm.org/fellow-app/


The Writing Fellows Program is at the heart of what we do: helping writers write.  Four early-career playwrights will receive nine months of resources, workshops and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals.  Over the course of the season, Fellows develop a single new play.  Monthly group meetings provide a collaborative, energizing setting for writers to share and refine their work. Individual meetings with the Realm’s Artistic Director and Literary Director support each writer’s specific artistic process. Fellows work with a director, design consultant, and actors over the course of two workshops to see their work come to life. Professional development resources are also an integral part of the program and are tailored to the individual group of Writing Fellows.  Mentor opportunities, meet-and-greets, and professional workshops shed light on the often opaque business of theatre, and empower the Fellows to be active, informed participants in their own careers. The Writing Fellows season culminates in a public reading of each fellowship play as part of our INK’D Festival of New Plays.


What We're Looking For

Above all, we look for dedicated early-career writers who crave a long-term, rigorous development process. We value intellectual curiosity, imagination and bravery.  We love plays with evocative language, plays that contemplate big, unanswerable questions, plays that embrace the complexity of life, and demonstrate an understanding of the possibilities of dramatic storytelling.


Writing Fellows Receive...

  • $3,000 Award
  • A monthly Writers Group
  • Internal workshop
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • A public reading in our INK'D Festival
  • Access to all our resources: borrow our wi-fi, camp out in our conference room, use our stickies
  • The occasional hug


Program Criteria

•    Playwrights must be able to attend meetings and workshops in New York City on a twice-monthly basis from September 2016 through May 2017.
•    Playwrights should identify as early-career.
•   Those enrolled in an MFA program during the span of fellowship are not eligible.
•    Plays to be considered for the fellowship should be complete drafts (minimum 60 pages) at a stage of development that would benefit from a nine-month rewriting and workshop process.  Plays should have no commitments to other theaters that will limit their development with The Playwrights Realm.  
•    Plays going through another similar development process simultaneously, or that have had a production outside of an academic environment, are not eligible.
•    We are not looking for solo performance projects at this time.

4.
DVRF Emerging Playwrights Program
Deadline: May 31st
website: http://www.dvrf.org/2016-program/

The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation is pleased to accept submissions to the 2016 Emerging Playwrights Program. The program is intended to help develop and ultimately bring to public attention new and promising dramatic work from playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success. For 2016, we will select and develop one full-length play over the course of several months, culminating in a week-long intensive workshop and subsequent presentation before an audience that would include industry professionals.

How to Submit: Fill out this form.  Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 to be eligible for the 2016 program. There is no fee to submit. Please read all rules and guidelines before submitting.
For more information, visit www.dvrf.org/2016-program/, or email us at plays@dvrf.org.


5.
WHAT WOMEN WANT: New Theatrical Works Featuring
Deadline: May 9th


Each month will feature a 20-minute segment from three original works by three different writers which are related to, or inspired by, the theme for each month. The themes are as follows: September: MOTHER, October: MAIDEN, November: CRONE, December: MADONNA, January: WHORE. The only consistent element is that each play must feature a “great role” for a female actor.  At the end of each night the audience will be invited to select their favorite play of the evening by casting an anonymous ballot. The audience favorite decided upon by majority vote will be named a semifinalist and invited to submit a full text* to Wide Eyed Productions’ Artistic Board for consideration for our final round.


Two (or three) overall finalists will be chosen and given a full staged reading of their plays at the end of the WINKS series.  From the finalists, one winning text will be chosen based upon audience and board votes. This winning text will then be put into development with Wide Eyed in whatever capacity we believe would best support the text and playwright.
What you need to know:
·  The play does not need to be a world premiere.
·  The play does not need to be a fully completed text when it is initially submitted.
·  Musicals will be considered as long as they are submitted with a music sample.
·  Directors and casts will be provided by Wide Eyed, but we love it when you have suggestions for people you love to work with!
·  Please submit selections of text, treatments, and other support material to submissions.wideeyed@gmail.com with the title of your play and the theme you think it best matches in the subject line.
·  The readings will be presented at The Drama League on the second Tuesday of each month.
* The full text of the submitted play is not to exceed a 90-minute estimated run time. Semifinalists will be given a deadline for submissions of full texts.
·  Half of the proceeds from the readings will be donated to women’s organization of our choice following the series.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS MAY 9, 2016

6.
The Playwrights Realm - Writing Fellows Program
Deadline: May 15


Playwrights must be able to attend meetings and workshops in New York City on a twice-monthly basis from September 2016 through May 2017.  Applicants enrolled in an MFA program during the span of fellowship are not eligible. Award: $3,000 and nine months of resources, workshops and feedback.  


Four early-career playwrights will receive nine months of resources,
workshops and feedback designed to help them reach their professional and artistic goals. Over the course of the season, Fellows develop a single new play. Monthly group meetings provide a collaborative, energizing setting for writers to share and refine their work. Individual meetings with the Realm's Artistic Director and Literary Director support each writer's specific artistic process. Fellows work with a director, design consultant, and actors over the course of two workshops to see their work come to life. Professional development resources are also an integral part of the program and are tailored to the individual group of Writing Fellows.

7.
Lark Apprenticeship Program
Deadline: May 23


The Apprenticeship Program provides aspiring arts administration
professionals with a ten-month residency at the The Lark.  The
apprenticeships are designed to serve as a bridge between an educational setting and the professional world by providing firsthand experience in the Lark process, training and experience in arts administration, a greater knowledge of the inner workings of an arts organization, and exposure to models of positive, collaborative professionals. 

Apprentices are expected to work 30 hours per week and commit to a regular schedule during business hours of Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm (with some evening commitments). 

To apply,
please e-mail as a single PDF file a cover letter indicating which
positions you are interested in, resume, application (to download
application, visit our website) and one letter of recommendation to Anna


Award: Apprenticeship and $650 stipend per month for ten months.

8.
Baltimore Playwrights Festival
Deadline: May 31


From June through August, the Baltimore Playwrights Festival kicks into
high gear as member theaters produce winning entries. Plays are spread
across the Baltimore area and throughout the summer, typically in 3-4 week runs. It is a long-standing practice for playwrights to receive an
honorarium from the producing theater. This is a new play festival: Plays
cannot have had a staged production at the time of submission to the
festival.


Award: Honorarium and production of play. Fee: $10. Restrictions:
Playwrights must currently reside or work in Maryland or the District of
Columbia or have previously maintained their primary domicile, or place of employment, within Maryland or the District of Columbia; submissions
limited to one per playwright per year.

9.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company- Dramatic Writing Full-Length
Deadline: June 1


The Adirondack Shakespeare Company is sponsoring its first annual Dramatic Writing Competition, encouraging the development of new works for the stage that explore the broad theme of mental illness. Prize: $1,000 and a staged reading of the piece by a cast of professional actors. Other finalists will receive $250 and a workshop of their piece with a producer and actors from the Company. Recommended Length: 60-120 minutes. 

Submission fee: $30 (covers a thorough and fair review of submissions by our panel of judges).
Genre/Style: All genres and styles welcome: comedy, tragedy, or otherwise. Screenplays and teleplays are eligible, but please note that winning submissions will be presented in a theatrical context, not allotted the resources to produce the work for the screen.


Award:  $1,000. Fee: $30. Restrictions: Screenplays and teleplays are
eligible, but please note that winning submissions will be presented in a
theatrical context, not allotted the resources to produce the work for the
screen.

10.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company- Dramatic Writing Short/One-Act*
Deadline: June 1


Dramatic Writing Competition, encouraging the development of new works for
the stage that explore the broad theme of mental illness. Genre/Style: All
genres and styles welcome: comedy, tragedy, or otherwise. Screenplays and
teleplays are eligible, but please note that winning submissions will be
presented in a theatrical context, not allotted the resources to produce
the work for the screen. Prize: $500 and a staged reading of the piece by a
cast of professional actors. Other finalists will receive $100 and a
workshop of their piece with a producer and actors from the Company.
Finalists' work may also be selected for a staged reading. Recommended
Length: 10-30 minutes. Submission fee: $10 (covers a thorough and fair
review of submissions by our panel of judges)


Award:  $500.  Restrictions: Screenplays and teleplays are
eligible, but please note that winning submissions will be presented in a
theatrical context, not allotted the resources to produce the work for the
screen.

11.
Royal Court Playwriting
Deadline: Rolling


The Literary Office is dedicated to finding exciting new plays that ask
bold questions about the way we live now. We receive over 3000 unsolicited
scripts a year from emerging and established playwrights, all of which are
assessed and considered for development or production at the Royal Court.
The Royal Court programs original plays that investigate the problems and
possibilities of our time. Occasionally, we also present revivals. We are
looking for outstanding plays, which are formally or thematically original
and are unlikely to be produced elsewhere.


Award: Production. Fee: N/A. Restrictions: Hard copy submission only.

12.
The Renegade Theatre Festival
Deadline: May 15th
Website: www.renegadetheatrefestival.org/now.html


The Renegade Theatre Festival, held in Lansing, Michigan, is seeking new plays for our annual festival held in August. Going into its 11th year, Renegade is a free, completely volunteer festival that gives theaters and independent producer/writer/directors an opportunity to present works that they might not normally stage. This summer marks the seventh year of the festival featuring new, original works – Renegade N.O.W.!


We are now accepting plays in two separate categories. We will be accepting new, original works that meet the following guidelines:


New Plays #1:
Plays should be no longer than 90 minutes in length.
Have never been produced.
Can be any style/genre.


New Plays #2:
Plays written on the theme: ___________ ruined my life.
Are not longer than 15 minutes in length.
Have a cast of no more than three characters.
Have never been produced.
Can be any style/genre.
Can be fully produced using minimal setting/props/costumes.


The deadline for new play submissions is May 15th, 2016.
Plays should be sent electronically to: ptufford35@gmail.com
All scripts should be submitted electronically. Only under certain circumstances will hard copies of scripts be accepted through the mail. Please feel free to email me with any questions at the above email address.


Please include your name, address, phone and email address with your submission. Playwrights should also include a brief synopsis of their play that can be used in promotional material as well as a short bio. Playwrights whose plays have been selected will be notified by late June.


Selected plays will be seen by as many as 2,000 festival goers as well as professional, community and educational theatre representatives. Highlights from previous festivals have included performances of comedy, drama, musicals, children’s theatre, performance art, readings of new works by local playwrights, spoken word and improvisation.


13.

Florida Theatrical Association announces the 2016 New Musical Discovery Series

Deadline: June 1st
Website:  http://floridatheatrical.org/new-musical-discovery-series


Aspiring writers from around the country are encouraged to submit their new works, which will be reviewed by a panel of theatre professionals, including renowned directors, writers, producers and performers. The panel will select two works that will each receive a staged reading. One final winner will receive a workshop presented of their piece featuring local directors and talent. The Discovery Series will also include talkbacks for students and audiences with the playwrights and directors.
The deadline to submit musicals for consideration is June 1, 2016.


Submission Guidelines:


All submissions must include:
  • A cover letter
  • A history of the musical’s development
  • A synopsis
  • Full script
  • A CD or flash drive with at least six songs from the production (can be a very basic recording)
Please note that materials will not be returned. Playwrights must be available for rehearsals and performances September 6-11, 2016. All materials should be mailed to:


Florida Theatrical Association
Attn: Play Submission
100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32801


14.
Queen Museum: Studio in the Park Residency
Deadline: May 25


The resident will be provided: A mobile studio space for 6 weeks situated next to the Queens Museum within Flushing Meadows Corona Park, from July 1 to August 15. The light-filled mobile studio offers electricity, air conditioning, wi-fi, and ample wall space. Access to the QM restrooms, staff kitchen, wood shop, and other museum spaces is also included; A stipend of $1500; Support from the museum’s staff.


Program Description:
The Queens Museum, in partnership with NYC Parks and ArtBuilt, is accepting proposals for: Studio in the Park – Residency #3.


Studio in the Park is a residency program developed by Queens Museum andArtBuilt which provides an artist or artist collective use of a 150 square foot mobile studio space situated within a public park in NYC to carry out a public art project over the course of 4-6 weeks.
The program began with two residencies in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in 2015, with the screenprinting collective Mobile Print Power and artist Matthew Jensen.
Artist/s for Studio in the Park – Residency #3 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park will be selected through an Open Call application process.
The residency dates are as follows:
Deadline for Application: May 25
Announcement of winning proposal: June 8
Date of Residency: July 1 to August 15


Artists are welcome to propose projects that align with their existing practice, and also demonstrate alignment with one or more of the items below:
  • Expanding our understanding of the notion of art in public space and public life.
  • Rooting the project’s form according to the particularities of Flushing Meadows Corona Park, including addressing:
  • – the park’s history (eg: the park has been twice the site for the New York World’s Fair and once the temporary home of the United Nations).
  • – the park’s built environment (eg: it’s connectivity challenges with surrounding streetscapes, entrances, and signage)
  • – the park’s demographic complexity (eg: its position as a center point between neighborhoods that are different ethnically, religiously, linguistically, and socio-economically).
  • Supporting the facilitation of community dialogue through art-based strategies, including issues of equitable access to public space.
The resident will be provided:
  • A mobile studio space for 6 weeks situated next to the Queens Museum within Flushing Meadows Corona Park, from July 1 to August 15. The light-filled mobile studio offers electricity, air conditioning, wi-fi, and ample wall space.
  • Access to the QM restrooms, staff kitchen, wood shop, and other museum spaces is also included;
  • A stipend of $1500;
  • Support from the museum’s staff.
The resident will commit to:
  • A minimum of 20 hours studio work per week, including at least one weekend day per week;
  • Public access to studio during predetermined times;
  • Collaborating on 2-3 public programs during the residency with Queens Museum staff.
Selection: A panel of arts professionals and local organizers will review applications and select residency participants. Reviewers will include Queens Museum staff, ArtBuilt staff, and NYC Parks public art staff. Selections will be announced on June 8, 2016.


Eligibility:
  • Artists who are working in painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, photography, multimedia, installation, public art, participatory art, socially-engaged art and arts-based research, performance-based visual expression, folk and traditional cultural practice.
  • Artists who are residents of New York City—from any of the five boroughs—and who have resided in the City for at least one year prior to the application deadline. Artists must reside in NYC during the entire residency period.
  • Artists may not be enrolled in a degree-seeking program, either part-time or full-time, at an institution of higher learning at the time of the application deadline or during the residency year.


15.
Alice Judson Hayes Writing Fellowship
Deadline: May 15
Website: http://ragdale.org/residency/fellowship/


The Alice Judson Hayes Writing Fellowship is an annual award in memory of Alice Hayes, who created the Ragdale Foundation in what had been her family home. All her life she was committed to working for a just and peaceful world. An 18- or 25-day residency, free of charge, and a $500 stipend will be given to a writer who is working on a project designed to bring awareness to a contemporary issue having to do with peace, social justice, education, or the environment. Projects can be nonfiction or fiction (including journalism, essays, memoir, script-writing, creative nonfiction). No academic writing.
Application deadline is May 15, 2016. Applications are submitted through the Submittable online portal for the Alice Judson Hayes Fellowship, a category separate from the regular application deadline. Notification is in July, with the residency taking place during the following calendar year.


16.
FpA Residency in Rome
Deadline: May 15th


The Foundation’s activities will take place at their Rome headquarters of Via del Mandrione 105. The space is part of a post-war industrial building development of the 1950s; it is located between the railway-lines and the Acqua Felice aqueduct. This urban district of Rome, known as Il Mandrione, is a part of the city that has been in constant evolution since the 1943 bombing of nearby San Lorenzo.

The area has been cited in various literary and filmic works, first among which, those by Pier Paolo Pasolini. It provides a unique urban setting where railway bridges and ancient roman aqueducts intersect and tangle in a timeless architectural palimpsest.


The simple linear structure of the venue makes it ideal for exhibitions and other projects. This industrial hangar consists of 300 square meters of open space with a ceiling height of 7.10 meters. Its horizontal disposition with easy vehicle access facilitates the transport and installation of works.


The space is fully accessible to the disabled and is also equipped with office space, living room and a kitchen. A large parking area within the industrial complex permits the organization of any kind of public event by facilitating access.


The venue’s interior space is neutral and has been conceived as an area in which artists can work freely without conflict with the containing structure, its dimensions also permit the execution of large-scale installations.


Backing onto the main space, the Foundation has an amply sized comfortable apartment conceived especially to host resident artists taking part in the Foundation’s projects.
- Duration of residency (Fellowship)
1 month
-FELLOWSHIP The Fellowship covers the costs of restricted coach-class airfare/train for one person (up to € 500), a € 1,500 stipend, and lodging for one month at the FpA residency as well as 300 sqm Studio in Rome.
- Disciplines, work equipment and assistance


FELLOWSHIPS are open to visual artists, curators, architects, designers, performing artists, writers and other arts and creative professionals. Upon request FpA can provide for professional and curatorial assistance as well as working equipment.


- Accommodation
Adjoining the venue, the Foundation possesses a large and comfortable apartment planned for the accommodation of those artists that have been invited to take part in the Foundation’s projects, and its programme of residencies for artists, curators, and critics wishing to spend periods of study and research in Rome. The apartment consists of three bedrooms, a bathroom, with huge common terrace in a one floor building.


- Studio/ workspace
This industrial hangar consists of 300 square meters of open space with a ceiling height of 7.10 meters. Its horizontal disposition with easy vehicle access facilitates the transport and installation of works. The space is fully accessible to the disabled and is also equipped with office space, living room and a kitchen. The working space is equipped with wireless connection. The space is located in an industrial/artisanal district and neighboring with space itself, are 50 different activities and suppliers that can provide and support for any artists needs, as well as materials and works.


- Fees and support (Fellowships)
Application fee: 45 euro (valid as FpA regular membership)
- Expectations towards the artist
Upon completion of their Residency, Residents are requested to contribute a written summary along with digital images or other materials representative of the applicant's work in Rome for permanent inclusion in the FpA Archives and gift of a work

17.
JCC Camp Artist in Residency (Colorado)
Deadline: May 30


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING FOR ARTISTS CAMP Residency program provides a unique critical platform for artists, dismantling critical hierarchies that exist in the art world. Studio visits, lectures, and critical forums amongst the multi-generational integrated community at large foster this spirit of exchange and education. It is our goal to connect artists with the arts community in Colorado, granting exhibition space to artists producing exceptional work on a case-by-case basis. Number of residents at one time We have up to three indoor living spaces available at a time, and 3-5 indoor studio spaces that are either shared spaces or private cabins. Private room (the annex), indoor cabin (cabin 2) or platform tent (tasc tent). We can accommodate artists who prefer to live outdoors or provide their own nomadic housing (tents, trailers, etc). Artists who choose this option will be able to set up camp in virtually any location in our 440 acres of campground and will receive a $500 stipend. Companions allowed Dogs are encouraged. Human companions are evaluated on a case by case basis. Stipends available Artists who choose to live outdoors in nomadic style housing will receive a $500 stipend. Expenses paid by artist Transportation to Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport Supplies Expenses paid by the organization Ranch Camp is located in a remote setting with no regional bus transportation, so we provide transportation between airports and CAMP in Elbert Housing Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks Linens Laundry
Costs: Expenses paid by artist Transportation to Denver International Airport or Colorado Springs Airport Supplies
Program Description:
The unique setting of JCC Ranch Camp provides a specific cultural backdrop to inspire artists that they could not receive anywhere else. Living and working at a summer camp, artists in residence will have the opportunity to interact with the pluralistic community of campers and staff members at JCC Ranch Camp, the beautiful and rustic wilderness of the black forest, horses and other farm animals, and programmatic elements of camp like swimming, canoeing, and Judaics. We seek to provide support to artists who will be easily inspired or challenged by these surroundings. Artists in need of these inspirational contextual resources, including limitless time and space, are encouraged to apply to the program.
FACILITIES
The JCC Ranch Camp is located on 400 acres of ranch land in Elbert, Colorado within a beautiful area known as the Black Forest. The camp, which is owned and operated by the Robert E. Loup Jewish Community Center in Denver, is open to children entering grades 2-11 with programs designed specifically for each age. Campers reside in log cabins in groups of up to 10-12 campers with 3-4 staff members. All camp buildings are located within a central area and are surrounded by a sprawling acreage of pine forests, which provide spots for hiking, mountain biking, climbing, camping, and exploring. The facility includes a corral that houses over 40 horses during the summer, providing for one of the best equestrian programs to be found in a Jewish camp setting nationwide. JCC Ranch Camp also offers a heated outdoor swimming pool, a technical rock climbing wall, a low-elements ropes course, a high-elements challenge course and zip line, a sports field and basketball court, nature and crafts center, recreation hall, two outdoor seated gathering areas, archery field, farm area and miles and miles of beautiful trails on our 400-acre ranch.


18.
Yale Rep
Deadline: ongoing


Yale Repertory Theatre accepts submissions of full-length plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at Yale Rep and for development opportunities with theBinger Center for New Theatre.


Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. The Literary Office will review these materials and contact playwrights regarding Yale Rep's interest in reading a full manuscript. Yale Rep will not read unsolicited manuscripts.


Submissions are accepted year-round. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if materials are to be returned. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be reviewed.


Materials may be sent to:
Literary Office
Yale Repertory Theatre
P.O. Box 208244
New Haven, CT 06520
Yale Rep also accepts electronic submissions. You may send files (as either .doc, .docx, or .pdf) toliterary.office@yale.edu.


Yale Institute for Music Theatre

Established in 2009, the Yale Institute for Music Theatre is a program of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre that bridges the gap between training and the professional world for emerging composers, book writers, and lyricists. The Institute seeks distinctive and original music theatre works by emerging composers and writers to be developed in an intensive lab setting. During a two-week summer residency at Yale School of Drama, the Institute matches the authors of the selected works with collaborators, including professional directors and music directors, as well as a company of actors and singers that includes professionals and current Yale students. The residency culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas.


Please note that the Yale Institute for Music Theatre has an independent submission process. Scripts submitted to Yale Rep’s Literary Office are not considered for YIMT. The YIMT submission guidelines are posted at http://drama.yale.edu/YIMT.
Yale Repertory Theatre
ADDRESS:
P.O. Box 208244

New Haven, CT 06520-8244