Sunday, August 4, 2013

Get What You Want: August 2013



1.
Milwaukee Rep Lab Short Play Festival
Deadline: Sept. 16th

Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s annual Rep Lab Short Play Festival features The Rep’s Artistic Intern ensemble in an evening of short plays. In the past, Rep Lab festivals have included work by established playwrights and emerging playwrights, funny plays and serious ones, published and unpublished scripts, and even a short musical.

As we plan our fourth season of Rep Lab, we welcome submissions of short plays for the 2014 festival. Plays should be between thirty seconds to twenty minutes in length with a cast size between one to twelve actors. Plays will be cast from The Rep’s multi-ethnic ensemble of intern actors between the ages of 22 and 35, directed by a combination of staff, Artistic Associates, and Directing Interns, and produced and designed by The Rep’s Production Interns, all under the guidance of The Rep’s professional staff.

Playwrights whose plays are selected for production will receive commensurate royalty payments.

*Selection Process:*

Short plays received by September 16, 2013 will be considered for the 2013/14 season festival. Scripts may have received productions at other theaters or may be as-yet unproduced work. Playwrights may submit as many pieces as they like that they feel fit the stated criteria.

Note: Due to the volume of submissions, we cannot respond to every submission. We will notify you by January 15, 2013, if your script has been chosen for the festival.  Additionally, all scripts received will be kept
on file for consideration in future Rep Lab festivals.

*Submissions*

- Submissions should be emailed to Milwaukee Rep Literary Coordinator Leda Hoffmann at lhoffmann@milwaukeerep.com with the subject line “REP LAB – [Title of Play]”

- Please email scripts in PDF or Word format.

- Please include your name and contact information for you or your agent (if applicable), on the front page of the script.

- Please label the script file as follows: PLAY TITLE (Playwright’s Last Name)

2.
PUBLIC THEATRE EMERGING WRITER GROUP
Deadline is August 30th

The Emerging Writers Group, now accepting applications for its fifth cycle, targets playwrights early in their careers, creating an artistic home, support, and resources for a diverse group of up-and-coming playwrights.

Through an open application process, The Public Theater will select 10 emerging playwrights to join the Emerging Writers Group from January 2014 through December, 2015.

The participating playwrights will:

  • Receive a stipend of $6,000
  • Participate in a biweekly writers group led by The Public’s Literary Department
  • Receive at least one reading at The Public
  • Participate in master classes led by established playwrights
  • Observe rehearsals for productions at The Public
  • Receive an additional stipend for theater tickets to productions at other theaters
  • Receive complimentary tickets to Public Theater shows, invited dress rehearsals and other special events
  • Receive artistic support and professional development guidance from the literary department and artistic staff

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:

  • Cannot have professional representation for playwriting including, but not limited to, agent, manager or lawyer.
  • Cannot be a full-time student at any point during the duration of the program.
  • Cannot be enrolled in any academic playwriting course during the duration of the program.
  • Must not have had productions in New York other than those using the showcase code or in an off-off Broadway theater with 99 or fewer seats. (If your New York show used a higher contract tier than the showcase code, you are not eligible to apply. If your New York show received a festival production in a theater with more than 99 seats and did not use an Equity contract, you are eligible to apply.)
  • Must live within 90 minutes of The Public Theater via car or rail.
  • Must be able to attend evening meetings at The Public Theater every other week in 2014 and 2015 as well as other events throughout the year, such as master classes, retreats, observerships and other special events at The Public.
  • Regular attendance is mandatory and therefore applicants should view the program as a two-year-long commitment.
  • Must be available for an in-person interview in early December 2013.

If you are unavailable for an in-person interview or have a limited conflict in regards to attending biweekly meetings, please make note of such conflicts on the Application Form. We will try to accommodate such situations on a case-by-case basis.

For further clarification of Requirements for Eligibility, please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below.

  • Completed Application Form. Click here to download.
  • Names of and contact information for two references (to be listed on the application form). The references can be a theater professional, teacher of any discipline, or workplace supervisor.
  • Resume (in PDF or MS Word).
  • One-page artistic statement (in PDF or MS Word) incorporating answers to the following questions:
  • Why do you want to participate in the Emerging Writers Group at The Public Theater?
  • Have you participated in a writers group before?
  • If so, what was it like and why was it meaningful to you? If not, how do you hope this writers group would contribute to your artistic growth?
  • If you were selected for the Emerging Writers Group, what would your goals for the program be?
  • One full-length play or book of a musical (in PDF or MS Word)
  • Play/musical must be at least 60 pages long.
  • If your play is a solo show, it must be at least 20 pages long.
  • The script must be a completed draft, though it need not be a final draft. The script cannot summarize scenes-yet-to-be-written or contain any other hallmarks of an incomplete draft.
  • If you applied for the program previously, you must submit a different script; revised drafts of the play previously submitted will not be accepted.

NOTE: Writers selected for the group will be asked to begin a new play; the play you send with your application should be your strongest writing sample, not a play you propose to develop during the EWG program.

If your contact information or eligibility status changes between August 30th and your notification, you are required to update The Public Theater by mailing a letter to the address below or sending an email to EWGquestions@publictheater.org.

Please email materials to: EWGapplications@publictheater.org with your name and title of your play in the subject line of your email.

3.
Rainbow Theatre Project
Deadline: September 3rd

Looking for short plays (10-20 minutes in length) to be produce as readings alongside full length plays (already chosen) for the first season of The Rainbow Theatre Project.

They should deal directly with the LGBT experience (i.e., The Normal Heart) or deal obliquely with the LGBT experience (i.e., Design for Living) or have a kinship with the LGBT experience (i.e., The Elephant Man) or is a work by a LGBT playwright, ideally relating to the LGBT experience. I would like new work but plays that have had a limited life span are acceptable.

Submissions can be sent directly to hleegable@aol.com.

Selected plays will receive a commission/stipend.

Check out our Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/RainbowTheatreProject/info.

4.
Left Coast Theatre (LGBT Theatre)
Deadline: Sept. 1st

What we’re looking for?
Comedic plays dealing with personal journeys; exploring ideas such as confessions, secrets, acceptance, etc.

LGBTQ themed shorts and/or one-acts; 10-30 minutes in length, which includes one or more LGBTQ characters present and included within the plot/story-line.



How should I submit my work?
When submitting please insure your submission has a title page which includes title of piece; name of playwright, contact information and mailing address; character names and brief description; pages numbered.

Where do I submit?
Please submit your play as a PDF to: submissions@lctc-sf.org

Please be aware that failure to follow these guidelines may prevent your submission for consideration. If you have any questions, please send them to: INFO@lctc-sf.org

Rodney R Taylor
Executive Director, Left Coast Theatre Co.

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/LCTCSF

5.
CLUBBED THUMB BIENNIAL
Deadline: September 22nd

For the fifth Biennial Commission we’d like you to consider Robert Altman’s movie Nashville.

No, we aren’t looking for a cast of thousands, a 2 1/2 hour opus, a dissection of country music or of red state culture. But we love the way Altman’s movies move from the ridiculous to the heart-breaking, we love the combo of the highly auteured and the DIY, the obliqueness,  the leitmotifs and the red herrings, the imperfection of the characters and of the movie itself, the excruciating humanity that is never ever mawkish, and the monumental and surprising accrual. So watch the amazing Nashville and if you like, other Altmans, and let ‘em inspire you in whatever way that happens for you.

Please explore the following possibilities:

  • What if you created a cast with no dominant racial or cultural group, or/and in which more than one significant character was from a racial or cultural background different than your own?
  • What if your play started just as something BIG has just ended OR the moment after someone has been terribly hurt?
  • What if temperature is a factor?
  • What if there is at least one scene where there is a difficulty with a light source?
  • What if “close ups” are a factor in your play?  Yes, we are referring to cinematic-style close ups, but how might that translate in world of your play?
  • BONUS (just for fun):  What is the theatrical equivalent of an Altman-style epic tracking shot?

Please submit the following (BLIND submission, see notes below):

  • Completed info form (s)
  • 10 exploratory pages from the proposed project (either contiguous or from different sections of your play – your choice)
  • one page telling us about that project
  • a completed play
  • a resume

IMPORTANT NOTES

No names please, on 10 page samples or complete plays. The panel reads all submissions BLIND — the only place your name should appear is on the INFO FORM AND YOUR RESUME.

This year, in addition to submitting a letter of intent and ten pages and a resume, we are asking for writers to upload a completed play, along with a brief statement to help us understand its relationship to the proposed project, and recommending ten pages to look at for reference.  We are only requesting the completed script so that our committee members can get a greater sense of the writer’s voice, if they feel they need to.

The statement of intent should briefly map out the proposed piece and if need be, orient the reader to the excerpt’s relationship to the whole. You needn’t explain or repeat anything that your 10 page sample makes clear. Then give us an idea of where the piece is coming from and where you think you want to go with it.

One last thing: this is a commission for Clubbed Thumb. So scoot around ourwebsite take a look at our general submission policy and history for reference, if they are not familiar to you.

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DEADLINE: Sunday, September 22nd, 4:44 EST. The Autumnal Equinox, at least according to the internet.

The proposals will be read and adjudicated over the course of the fall, and the commission(s) awarded by Thanksgiving.

The $15,000 commission — which might be split between writers if the panel so elects — will be paid out in three installments every six months, with the first installment following the signing of a contract.  Send questions to info[at]clubbedthumb.org


GENERAL SUBMISSION POLICY

Clubbed Thumb will accept submissions that fall within the following guidelines:

  • Unproduced in New York City
  • Running time: 90 min or under.
  • Intermissionless
  • Must feature substantial and challenging roles for both men and women
  • At least a 3 character cast

Clubbed Thumb produces plays that are funny, strange, and provocative. Please check out our history area to get a feeling for our sensibility and a selected chronology.
Please do not send scripts that fall outside these guidelines.

For general submissions, please send scripts to:
Clubbed Thumb 195 Chrystie Street, #401A New York, NY 10002
Please do not bind scripts; pages should be loose or clipped with a binder clip.
Clubbed Thumb does read and respond to every play submitted. However, with a staff of two, this may take many months. Please be patient and do not follow up on the status of your submission. Please wait for a response to one play before sending another.

6.
BAD Theater Festival
Deadline: August 15, 2013

WHY “BAD” THEATER?
Part of our motivation behind starting a festival openly searching for bad theater is to make a venue available to people who want to write but are worried about what others may think about it. We can get trapped in the need for others to like our work, to the point that it prevents us from finishing (or even starting). So don’t worry, just get it done… your play may not even be the worst one out there.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
If you feel strongly about doing it – we want to see it. Plus, the “bad” in Bad Theater is definitely a fun way of saying that we want to program the most eclectic festival as possible.

WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR?
We don’t want anything filled with hate speech. I mean… let’s have fun out there – make some friends instead of enemies.


7.
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Deadline: October

We accept script submissions from June to October only. You may submit a complete script or 10 sample pages. Please include a cover letter, complete character list and synopsis with your submission. We look for: full-length plays only (no one-acts), adaptations and musicals; world and regional premieres; ensemble works; plays with music; multi-media works; and plays that address current social issues.

DETAILS

Please be aware that Ensemble Theatre’s stage is a full thrust with relatively no wing or fly space and limited backstage area; therefore, our space is not very conducive to plays that require significant scene changes or numerous settings and places that are not easily adaptable or implied.

Before submitting any material to Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, please read our mission statement and research our production history, which are located on our website. Considering the types of plays we have produced in the past, honestly assess whether or not your play would fit us.

Preferred maximum cast size: 8.
Response Time: 6-9 months.
Stage dimensions: 44’ x 46’.

Please email (preferred) script submissions scripts@ensemblecincinnati.org

If you do send a hard copy, you must include a SASE for our response and/or return of the material.

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati
Attn: Script Submissions
1127 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

8.
Yale Drama Series 2014 Playwriting Competition
Deadline: Aug 15th

The Yale Drama Series is seeking submissions for its 2014 playwriting competition. The winning play will be selected by the series' current judge, award-winning playwright John Guare. The winner of this annual competition will be awarded the David Charles Horn Prize of $10,000, publication of his/her manuscript by Yale University Press, and a staged reading at Lincoln Center Theater.

There is no application form or entry fee. Please follow these guidelines in preparing your manuscript:

-This contest is restricted to plays written in the English language. Worldwide submissions are accepted.

-Submissions must be original, unpublished full-length plays written in English. Translations, musicals, and children's plays are not accepted. The Yale Drama Series is intended to support emerging playwrights. Playwrights may win the competition only once.

-Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year.

-Plays that have had professional productions are not eligible. Plays that have had a workshop, reading or non-professional production are accepted.

-Plays may not be under option or scheduled for professional production at the time of submission.

-The manuscript must begin with a title page that shows the play's title and your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address (if you have one), page count and (if applicable) a list of acknowledgments; a second title page which lists the title of the play only, a list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes.

-Plays must be typed/word-processed, page-numbered and in standard professional play format. A brief biography may be included at the end of the manuscript, on a separate page, but is not required.

Do not send the only copy of your work. Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. If you wish receipt of your manuscript to be acknowledged, please include a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS:
Go to: https://yup.submittable.com/submit

9.
GUGGENHEIM FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: September 15th

Guggenheim supports work that require research, travel, or in-depth study.

Submission of work examples in support of your application After your application is received, you will receive an email confirmation. You may also receive a separate email with further instructions about when to submit examples of your work. Please do not send work examples until you receive these further instructions. Applicants in science need not submit examples of their work. Applicants in scholarship may (but are not required to) submit examples of previous work, following the procedures described below. Applicants in the arts (i.e., fine arts, music composition, photography, film, video, and choreography) must submit examples of previous work in order for their applications to receive full consideration by our advisers. If you do not submit examples, you will not receive consideration. The email will instruct you to log in to our competition website using your competition login credentials (i.e., username and password) and complete our Work Example Registry System. Follow the directions on the registry page to submit the information regarding the work examples you are submitting in support of your application.


10.
Belarusian Dream Theatre
Deadline: September 1st

Ensemble Free Theater Norway is now accepting submissions of plays for inclusion inBelarusian Dream Theater.  The deadline for entry is 1 September 2013.

Each play must be no longer than 10 pages in length, or approximately 10 minutes in length.  Plays may be written in any genre, style, or aesthetic.  Plays must be relate to Belarusian subjects in some way (ie the country´s politics, people, language, history, art, economy, etc), and may be inspired by anything from a news article to an interview to personal experience.  Works of bold imagination are strongly encouraged.  Plays by Belarusian dramatists are particularly welcome.

Email submissions to brendan.mccall.norway@gmail.com

11.
Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play Contest
Deadline: October 1st

The Castillo Theatre sponsors the Mario Fratti-Fred Newman Political Play

The contest is judged by a team of distinguished theatre artists. The

All scripts should be submitted in hard copy and must be accompanied by:

  • A brief synopsis;
  • A character breakdown, including gender, age and ethnic requirements, if any;
  • A 100-word biography of the playwright;
  • A current email address for the playwright

Please note:

  • •Receipt of script will be acknowledged via email.
  • Scripts will not be returned.
  • Castillo will not give critical feedback to playwrights/contestants.
  • Contest
  • Contest
All scripts must be postmarked by October 1st

The winner(s) will be publicly announced at the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre in New York City in May of 2014.

Send all submissions to:

Castillo Theatre
543 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
Attn: Fratti-Newman Political Play Contest

Questions and inquiries should be addressed to Madelyn Chapman at 212-356-8485 or mchapman@allstars.org.

12.
terraNOVA Collective's 2014 Groundbreakers Playwrights Group
Deadline: August 12th


Since 1996, terraNOVA has developed over 90 new plays through our Groundbreakers program.

Groundbreakers Playwrights Group is an annual developmental playwriting lab, in which 6 playwrights receive the unique opportunity to work on a play-in-progress with the goal of creating a completed draft. Each playwright will hear their play read around the table by professional actors 3 times over 18 weeks, receiving feedback from the Groundbreakers Playwrights Group, special guests and the artistic staff of terraNOVA Collective.  terraNOVA assembles a diverse group devoted to creating theatrical, original, innovative, socially relevant new work for the stage and welcomes submissions of new plays-in-progress that will benefit from collective feedback and further terraNOVA Collective's artistic mission. We are especially interested in playwrights who, in addition to working on their own play, have an interest in attending weekly workshops to engage in the development of other playwrights' work. Groundbreakers is made possible through public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Dramatists Guild Fund.

Deadline for applications: August 5, 2013
Notification: October 1, 2013

PARTICIPATING PLAYWRIGHTS WILL RECEIVE:
An opportunity to create a 10-minute play to be showcased in terraNOVA’s Annual Benefit.
Complimentary tickets to all terraNOVA events in the current season.
Hands-on artistic support and professional development guidance from terraNOVA's artistic staff.
A workshop and reading performance in terraNOVA's annual Groundworks New Play Series.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ELIGIBILITY:
Must be able to attend weekly sessions. Attendance is mandatory.

Questions can be directed to jessi@terranovacollective.org

13.
Ars Nova Play Group
Deadline: August 5th

All emerging playwrights are eligible to apply. In selecting new members, we will take into account the strength of the submitted play, what the writer stands to gain from membership at this point in his or her career, and the overall balance of voices and styles within the group. Women and writers of color are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY:
Applications require the following supporting materials: one full-length play, a playwriting resume, a personal statement.  Word docs of all files are preferred, but PDFs are acceptable.

Please attach your play (please save as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME PLAY TITLE), resume (please save as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME RESUME) and personal statement (please save as LAST NAME, FIRST NAME STATEMENT) to  your completed online application form and submit it by August 5, 2013. All applications will be reviewed and finalists will be notified by December 16, 2013.
For any questions regarding applications, email artistic@arsnovanyc.com.

14.
New Dramatists Residency
Deadline: July 15-Aug. 15th


New Dramatists continues to revise its admissions process and guidelines accordingly. Please read all the information on this page and for more detailed information download the “Admissions Guidelines” and “Application Information” documents below. If you have any questions, please email us.
•Admissions process is completely paperless
•Applicants apply through a module on our website
2013 Admissions Procedural Changes:
•The new submission window is July 15-August 15
•Upload a stand-alone Title page for each play with your full name and contact information
•Every script page must include the play's title. Your name and any other identifying information must not appear on any script page.
Do not submit a Special Thanks Page or any other supplemental material with identifying information
Do not submit Recommendation Letters
•Submit a one page “Letter of Intent” answering the following prompts: New Dramatists was founded on the premise that writers are each other’s greatest resource. If granted a New Dramatists Residency, how would you actively engage with the community of writers?
To begin your application, click on the “Begin Application” button below. (If you applied last year, you will need to create a new admissions applicant account.) You will be asked to create a username and enter your email address. Once you have clicked “Submit,” you will receive an email with instructions on how to log in. From this point forward, you will be guided through a simple process collecting all of your admissions materials in seven easy steps:
1. Log in. You will be asked to confirm you are a US Citizen, or that you have permanent INS work authorization.
2. Fill in your full name, address, and phone number.
3. Type or copy your "Letter of Intent" directly into the text field.
4. Upload your bio, resume, or CV; or copy your bio directly into the text field.
5. Upload a stand-alone Title Page for each play with your full name and contact information
6. Upload Two Full-Length Works (Plays and/or Books to Musicals) (The following files may be used: txt, pdf, doc, docx, rtf).
7. Review your application, and click “Submit Your Application” to complete the process. You will receive an email confirming your application has been received.
You may save your application at any point and return to it later before submitting. Once the application window closes at 11:59 (EST) p.m. on August 15, you may not alter your application in any way.

15.
Mobtown Players Reading Series
Deadline: August 30th

Last season, the play development wing of Baltimore’s Mobtown Players workshopped three new plays. One of them, Madeline Leong’s Stage IV, will receive a full production on the Mobtown stage this summer (July 26-August 10). For the 2013-2014 season, we will again devote 4 slots to the development of new work by area writers.

Each of the first 3 slots will consist of back-to-back weekends of public readings. The Mobtown Players will supply actors, directors, and marketing acumen. Playwrights will have a chance to revise their drafts based on feedback from the first weekend’s readings, and to rehearse those revisions for the second weekend’s readings. The goal for the 4th slot is to select one script to receive a full production by the Mobtown Players. The winning script will also receive a $50 honorarium.

Scripts for the first slot, which will run October 11-19 (2013), should be submitted by July 31. Scripts for the remaining two slots, which will run January 10-18 (2014) and March 28-April 5 (2014), should be submitted by August 31. If you prefer a particular slot, please include that information with your submission; otherwise, we will consider you for all three.

Plays may be any length, genre, or style and may be written on any topic. Please include with your submission 3-5 questions you still have about your play or scenes/moments you’d like to develop. (You won’t be held to this, but it will provide a starting point if we select your play.) You must be able to attend most rehearsals and each reading of your play. If you have questions, please contact Brent at mobtownplaywrights@gmail.com. Scripts should be submitted electronically to the same email address.

16.
The Sky Cooper/Marin Theatre Company
Deadline: August 31st

New American Play Prize
Norton J. “Sky” Cooper established the New American Play Prize at Marin Theatre Company in 2007 to celebrate the work of the American playwright and to encourage the creation of bold, powerful new voices and plays for the American stage. The Sky Cooper Prize will be awarded annually to either an established or emerging playwright for an outstanding new work. The play selected as the Sky Cooper winner will receive a full production at Marin Theatre Company as part of the theatre’s annual season and will be given regional and national promotion. In addition, the playwright receives a $10,000 award, as well as travel and accommodations for the MTC rehearsal period.

GUIDELINES
Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, etc. Musicals, translations, individual one-acts, and any play previously submitted for the Sky Cooper or David Calicchio Prizes are not eligible. Collaborations are welcome, in which case prize benefits are shared. Plays may not have received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission. Plays that have had a workshop, reading, or non-professional production are still eligible. Playwrights must be citizens of the United States. Playwrights with past production experience are especially encouraged to submit new work. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year. If you are eligible for the David Calicchio Award you may submit the same play for both prizes.

Submission is a two-phase process.
Phase I: Submit a two-page maximum abstract of the play including title, character breakdown, brief story synopsis and playwright bio or resume. Also include 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue. Do not send videos or CDs. Literary agents may submit full scripts of their client’s work. All abstracts and dialogue samples will be read. From these, selected manuscripts will be solicited for Phase II by October 1. Due to the high number of submissions, not every playwright will receive a response to their Phase 1 submission. Do not send a manuscript with or instead of the abstract. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be read. Due to the high number of submissions we cannot return any materials. If you would like notification that your submission was received, please send it with a SASP. Electronic submissions are accepted in Word or PDF format only and paper copies must also be sent to MTC if requested. Please NO PHONE OR EMAIL inquiries.
Phase II: All manuscripts that have been solicited after Phase I will be read. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, securely bound and have the playwright’s name, contact address and phone number clearly visible on the front page. No solicited manuscript will be returned without a self-addressed, stamped envelope with adequate postage.
Submissions are accepted between April 1 and August 31 (postmarked).
Address all submissions to:
The Sky Cooper/Marin Theatre Company New American Play Prize
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Or electronically to skycooper@marintheatre.org

17.
David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging Playwright Prize
Deadline: August 31st

Norton J. “Sky” Cooper established the Emerging American Playwright Prize award at Marin Theatre Company in 2007 in honor of David Calicchio’s lifelong career as a playwright and in support of Marin Theatre Company’s commitment to the discovery and development of new and emerging American playwrights. The Calicchio Prize will be awarded annually to a professionally unproduced playwright for a new work that shows outstanding promise and a distinctive new voice for the American theatre. The play selected as the Calicchio Prize winner will receive 2 public staged readings at Marin Theatre Company as part of the theatre’s annual New Works Series. The playwright will receive a $2,500 award, as well as travel and accommodations for the MTC rehearsal period (25 hours).

GUIDELINES
Plays must be full-length in comedy, drama, etc. Musicals, translations, adaptations, individual one-acts and any play previously submitted for the Sky Cooper or David Calicchio Prizes are not eligible. Collaborations are welcome, in which case prize benefits are shared. Playwrights may not have received a full-scale, professional production of the submitted play, or any of their other works, prior to submission. Plays and playwrights that have had workshop, reading or non-professional productions are still eligible. Playwrights must be citizens of the United States. Only one submission per playwright is allowed each year. If you plan to also submit your play to the Sky Cooper Play Prize you may do so but it must be the same play.

Submission is a two-phase process.
Phase I: Submit a two-page maximum abstract of the play including title, character breakdown, brief story synopsis and playwright bio or resume. Also include 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue. Literary agents may submit full scripts of their client’s work. All abstracts and dialogue samples will be read. From these, selected manuscripts will be solicited for Phase II by October 1. Due to the high number of submissions, not every playwright will receive a response to their Phase 1 submission. Do not send a manuscript with or instead of the abstract. Unsolicited manuscripts will not be read. Due to the high number of submissions we cannot return any Phase I materials. If you would like notification that your submission was received, please send it with a SASP. Electronic submissions are accepted in Word or PDF format only and paper copies must be sent to MTC if requested. Please NO PHONE OR EMAIL inquiries.
Phase II: All manuscripts that have been solicited after Phase I will be read. Manuscripts should be neatly typed, securely bound and have the playwright’s name, contact address and phone number clearly visible on the front page. No solicited manuscript will be returned without a self-addressed, stamped envelope with adequate postage.

All final selections are made by Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company.Submissions are accepted between April 1 and August 31 (postmarked).

Address all submissions to:
The David Calicchio/Marin Theatre Company Emerging American Playwright Prize
Marin Theatre Company
397 Miller Avenue, Mill Valley, CA 94941
Or electronically to davidcalicchio@marintheatre.org

18.
WAREHOUSE PAC (10-minute play festival)
Deadline: Sept 1st
1.  Plays should take place in a “salon,” of sorts.  The set will consist of three 1960s/70s salon hair dryers, one styling chair, a counter, etc…  Although the location is a “beauty, barber, and bait shoppe,” writers need not include references to all.  Nor does “Eunice” need to be present.
2.  Five characters or less.  (Quirky characters and situations welcome.)
3.  Must be comedies.
4.  Plays must be 10-minutes running time.
Submission Requirements:
Please submit three scripts with title only.  Please bind each script with a paper clip—no staples or binders.  Include a separate page with title and contact information.
Send to:
The Warehouse PAC
9216-A Westmoreland Rd.
Cornelius, NC 28031
ATTN:  Short-play fest
Deadline:   August 30th, 2013
Selections will be made through blind-readings by October 31, 2013.  All writers will be notified of the selection, but feedback on scripts will not be given.
Production Date : January 16th – February 2nd, 2014
The Warehouse, just north of Charlotte, is an intimate, 55-seat black box theater.  Selected writers are not paid, but will receive 2 comp seats to their night of choice.  And much fanfare. For additional information, email warehouse at marlabrown@mac.com or call 704.619.0429.

19.
SANTE FE PERFORMING ARTS PLAYWRIGHT COMPETITION
Deadline: September 1st
Santa Fe Performing Arts Playwright's Competition was developed to support American Playwrights. The competition is not merely a competition of words, but a venue for recognition and a demonstration of appreciation - truly a celebration of the writer's contribution. SFPA and many other theatre companies around the country with similar programs, support playwrights and ensure the future of American Theatre. Without the writers, the actors would have nothing to say. Submissions are limited to unproduced new American plays and must be postmarked by the first of September of each year. Send play synopsis and character break-down via email office@sfperformingarts.orgor mail to: Santa Fe Performing Arts P.O. Box 22372 Santa Fe, N.M. 87502. Full scripts upon request only.
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Deadline: October 31st

NOTE: the $10 submission fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card.

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2014-15 Reva Shiner Comedy Award (deadline Oct. 31, 2013). The top 10 finalists and the winner of the 2013-14 Reva Shiner Comedy Award will be announced at the end of March 2014.

"Full-length" plays will have a complete running time of between 1 hour 15 minutes (75 minutes) to 2 hours 15 minutes (135 minutes).

Plays submitted must be unpublished at the time of submission. Plays that have received developmental readings, workshop productions, or productions at small theatre companies are acceptable. No scripts with previous productions at major regional theaters will be accepted. Once entered, subsequent activity does not change the acceptability of the script.

Each submission must include a synopsis (1 page or less) including the cast size. A separate page should include a brief bio of the playwright, and production/development history if applicable.

Each submission must include a cover letter with contact information and a $10.00 reader fee. Agent submissions require no fee. The fee will be waived for Dramatist Guild members with an enclosed photocopy of a membership card.

Send to:
Reva Shiner Comedy Award
Bloomington Playwrights Project
107 W. 9th Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Scripts must be postmarked by Octobery 31, 2013, and received no later than November 10, 2013. We are not responsible for postal delays, and recommend you not choose to send Media Mail unless you are submitting several weeks in advance.
For further information, write BPP, Attn: Literary Manager, 107 W. 9th Street, Bloomington, IN 47404.

For faster replies, please e-mail us at literarymanager@newplays.org

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PIPELINE PLAY LAB
Deadline: August 30th

Pipeline is establishing our FIRST EVER PlayLab! Through a year-long series of monthly meetings, this lab will serve as a workshop for playwrights to build new plays with constructive feedback from other playwrights, directors, and the artistic staff of Pipeline Theatre Company, culminating in staged-readings of the developed plays.
At Pipeline we believe that an unbridled imagination is a force of magic with the power to provoke a more courageous and compassionate world, and we want to find playwrights who will help contribute to this vision. The PlayLab will consist of seven playwrights; four will be selected to develop brand new plays, and three with more complete scripts will be selected to receive full workshops of their plays.
How will it work?
Once a month (September – June) the seven playwrights in the lab will meet to discuss your current projects, read one another’s pages, drafts, and outlines, and provide feedback on developing work. You will work with Pipeline’s artistic staff to hone your vision for the stage, and be paired with a director to assist in bringing your words to life as a staged reading.
What am I committing to?
Monthly meetings with the PlayLab at which you will be asked to present pages of your work for the group to read and discuss. Attendance at all PlayLab meetings, as well as all PlayLab presentations (7 staged readings throughout the year). Attendance at all Pipeline mainstages. Diving deep into the world of your play to create something neat.
How do I submit?
Submissions are due by: 11:59PM, August 30th, 2013.
Notifications will be sent out by: September 6th, 2013.
Please e-mail artistic@pipelinetheatre.org with the Subject Line: “Playgroup Submission – YOUR NAME”
In your e-mail please include (as attachments):
1.  A complete, full-length play, to be used as a writing sample
2.  A one-page artistic statement. What are you interested in exploring through your next play? What idea is really churning around your brain? Or what’s the story of the thing you’re currently working on and want to keep going with? Just tell us what you want this year to be about for you, and how you think that fits with our mission statement (see below). If you already have a director in mind you’d like to develop this with, let us know that too!
3.  Your resume
4.  Your contact info so we can contact you (duh)
Our mission statement:
Pipeline makes theater of the imagination. Our company thrives on adventure and believes no story is worth telling without a little risk. We love our villains as much as our heroes, especially in those puzzling moments when we can’t quite tell them apart. Above all, we aim to leave you with stories that stick somewhere in your heart, your brain, or your guts.
Please note, we are only looking for playwrights whose work will fit within our mission statement, as, you know, that’s our mission.
If you have any burning questions, or concerns, feel free to contact Colby (our Artistic Development Manager) at: artistic@pipelinetheatre.org. We look forward to your submissions!


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