MOSS HART AND KITTY CARLISLE HART NEW PLAY INITIATIVE
deadline: Jan 19th
The Moss Hart & Kitty Carlisle Hart New Play Initiative builds upon the success of the Grove Theater Center New Play Initiative. And with productions in both Los Angeles and New York City, the Hart Initiative has a national impact.
What distinguishes the Hart Initiative is that we have a permanent home theater on the West Coast at GTC Burbank and, thanks to the Elysabeth Kleinhans Theatrical Foundation, a permanent home theater in New York City at 59E59 Theaters.
This dynamic partnership between the theaters and the Hart Initiative ensures that the playwrights gain the opportunity to have their work produced on both coasts helping position the plays for future success.
Submitted scripts must be in pdf format and include a character list (with potential doubling if necessary), a short synopsis, and a title page which includes the following information:
Name, Address, Primary Phone Number
Title of Play
Previous Productions (if any). Please include theater, location and dates of run.
Please also include a short resume or bio as a separate pdf file.
You may also include other supporting materials if you desire (reviews, etc).
All playwrights are eligible to submit one script each year.
Scripts must meet the following criteria:
The play may not have had more than two productions.
The play must be unpublished.
The play cannot have had more than 10 performances in New York City.
The play must be able to be performed with 8 performers or less.
We’re sorry, but no musicals can be accepted at this time (this may change in later years).
The play must have no artistic encumbrances (so no individuals contractually attached to the piece).
Please email scripts to Kevin Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don’t receive a confirmation email within a few days, please follow up to make sure your submission was received.
We will be accepting scripts through January 19, 2018.
MCKNIGHT ARTIST FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: December 7th
Playwright must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States. Applicant must be a nationally recognized playwright who has had at least two different plays fully produced by a professional theater. Minnesota based playwrights are not eligible for this award. Recipients of 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18 McKnight Artist Fellowships in any discipline are not eligible. Playwrights' Center staff for McKnight Artist Fellowships and their immediate families are not eligible.
Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, this program aids in the commissioning and development of new works from nationally recognized playwrights. Benefits include:
A $14,000 commission
At least two U.S. round-trip airline tickets
Housing during the residency period
Up to $5,750 in workshop funds to support the development of the play
A public reading of the commissioned play
Past recipients include: Kia Corthron, Erik Ehn, Kate Fodor, Karen Hartman, Daniel Alexander Jones, Sibyl Kempson, Craig Lucas, Taylor Mac, Ruth Margraff, Dan O’Brien, Betty Shamieh, and Mac Wellman.
Questions may be addressed to Artistic Programs Administrator Julia Brown at email@example.com.
Recipients may not receive any other Playwrights' Center fellowships, grants, or Core Writer benefits during the grant year. If a recipient is a Core Writer, their Core term will be extended by one year.
Applicants may only apply for one McKnight Foundation-sponsored fellowship each year in all disciplines.
Recipients commit to spending up to four weeks in residency in the Twin Cities (not necessarily consecutively).
ROBERT RAUSCHENBERG FOUNDATION: ART AS ACTIVIST FELLOWSHIP
Artist Fellowships Address Racial Justice and Mass Incarceration Issues
Deadline: December 15th
The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation is dedicated to fostering the legacy of the artist’s life, work, and philosophy that art can change the world. The Foundation’s Artist as Activist Fellowships support independent artists and art collectives that have a demonstrated commitment to applying their creative work to the public sphere. The focus of the 2017 Fellowships is on addressing racial justice through the lens of mass incarceration. Applicants should present works that highlight the need for more aggressive reform on issues such as immigrant detention, policing, and the privatization of prisons.
Fellows receive funding of up to $100,000 over two years as well as professional development opportunities through a group gathering at the Foundation’s residency campus in Captiva, FL. U.S.-based artists and artist collectives seeking to work full-time on an ambitious creative work tackling this issue are eligible to apply. The application deadline is December 5, 2016. Visit the Foundation’s website for more information about the Fellowship program.
Deadline: January 18th
BRIClab is a commissioning and residency development program for Brooklyn and New York City-based artists to explore and expand the possibilities of their work in music, dance, theater and multi-disciplinary performance. Free and open exploration and intentional commitment to process – with the support of the staff and resources that BRIC offers – are at the heart of the BRIClab program. Artists receive stipends and an intensive residency in BRIC’s Artist Studio with development time, opportunities for artistic mentoring, and work-in-process performances.
Tuesday, January 18th (11:59pm)
Exclusive use of the BRIC House Artist Studio for 10-12 days (8am – 10pm)
Artist stipend of $1750
Additional $200 for Creative Advisor honorarium
Up to 30 hours of technical support
Two work-in-progress showings on Thursday and Friday of the 2nd week at 7:30pm, followed by moderated artist/audience dialogues
Photographic and video documentation of showings
BRIClab is for Brooklyn or New York City based artists who:
Are developing new work that is relevant to diverse Brooklyn audiences
Are exploring their interests and questions with thoughtful processes and can articulate a context for their work
Are excited by the opportunity to share their work with the public and who embrace dialogue with audiences as a meaningful part of their process
Can articulate (for multi-disciplinary work) an understanding or purposeful examination of how the various disciplines will interact and serve the whole
Across the season of BRIClab residencies we look for diversity and/or resonance in:
racial and cultural perspective
discipline (dance, theater, music, multi-discipline)
method/practice (collaboratively developed, solo work, heavily researched, more or less embodied, etc.)
MARBLE HOUSE RESIDENCY
Deadline: Dec. 31st
Marble House Project is a multi-disciplinary artist residency program located in Dorset, Vermont. Applications are accepted in all creative fields. This includes but is not limited to visual arts, writing, choreography, music composition and performance. Each session has eight to ten artists, creating small, dynamic interactive groups. Residents are selected by a jury process composed of past-years residents, staff and members of the board. Artists are selected based on the quality and commitment to their work and their project description. Each session is specifically curated in order to maximize the art residency experience for each individual artist. Marble House Project accepts approximately sixty artists each season. Five spots are reserved for Vermont residents and there is a family friendly residency specifically designed for parent artists with children. Residency applications are open for Spring Summer. Deadline to apply is midnight, December 31st.
Please choose the application that best fits your practice. If your discipline is not best served by the forms below, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PREMIERE STAGES PLAY FESTIVAL
Deadline: Dec. 15
From September 15, 2017 through December 15, 2017, Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced plays written by playwrights affiliated with the greater metropolitan area. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a panel of professional theatre producers, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, and publishers. Four finalists are subsequently selected for public Equity readings in March 2018. Following the readings, one play is selected for an Equity production in the Premiere Stages 2018 Mainstage Season and receives an award of $2500. The runner-up receives a 29-hour staged reading and $1000. The two other finalists will each be awarded $750.
Premiere Stages is committed to supporting a diverse group of writers; playwrights of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.
-Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than eight.
-Plays must be unpublished and unproduced (readings and workshops are okay).
-Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware).
-Musicals, adaptations (of existing plays or other sources), and solo shows will not be considered at this time.
-Submissions are limited to one script per playwright.
-Playwrights must be available for the development of their script (see schedule at right).
-Submissions are accepted September 15, 2017 through 11:59 p.m. on December 15, 2017.
-Submissions sent early in the submission window are strongly encouraged.
-All plays must be submitted as a PDF via email to email@example.com.
-Hard copies will not be accepted.
HELENE WURLITZER FOUNDATION RESIDENCY
Deadline: January 18th
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, established in 1954, is one of the oldest artist residence programs in the country. The Foundation’s mission is to “Support the artist and the creative process” and serves as a haven for visual artists, literary artists and music composers. We are located on fifteen acres in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, a four-hundred-year-old multicultural community renowned for its popularity with artists.
The Foundation offers three months of rent-free and utility-paid housing to grantees. Our eleven guest houses, or casitas, are fully furnished and provide residents with a peaceful setting in which to pursue their creative endeavors.
The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico provides residency grants to people who specialize in the creative arts. The foundation accepts applications from and offers residency grants to painters, poets, sculptors, writers, playwrights, screenwriters, composers, photographers and filmmakers, of national and international origin.
The Foundation, with support from The Caruso Family Foundation, also provides academic scholarships to Taos High School seniors pursuing degrees in the creative arts.
Online applications received between now and 11:59PM MST, Jan. 18th will be considered for residency grants in 2018.
CHELSEY/BUMBALO GRANT (for Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Residency)
Deadline: Jan 18
The Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Foundation supports playwrights of Gay and Lesbian theatre.
Established in 1993 by Victor Bumbalo in playwright Robert Chesley’s honor, The Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Foundation seeks to advance gay and lesbian theatre by honoring writers whose work is making a substantial contribution to our culture.
In 2009 the Board of Directors elected to form a partnership with the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation to provide residencies at the artists’ colony in Taos, New Mexico.
The Wurlitzer Foundation and the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation will select the awardees. The Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation will underwrite the residency expenses and, in addition, will provide a stipend to the awardee.
Playwrights applying for the supplemental Chesley/Bumbalo grant must specify this on their application.
Online: After you select 'playwright' as your Specialty, check the box above the Comments section specifying your interest in applying for the Chesley/Bumbalo grant. Printed applications: You must write on the form that you are interested in applying for the Chesley/Bumbalo grant.
Applications for Chesley/Bumbalo will be disqualified if subject matter of the work sample doesn't follow guidelines. Sexual preference of the author/applicant is disregarded.
Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers
Deadline: January 9th
All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are eligible to apply for the 2018 FEWW Prize. Playwrights from all over the world are encouraged to apply, but the play must be written in English. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three-act structure. One-acts, two-acts (even four-, five-, six- acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild (or deceptively tame) format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full-length work for theater.
The winner will be chosen by a readers committee selected by the board members of Leah Ryan's FEWW, and will be presented her award as part of the 2018 Lily Awards, which honors the work of women in American theater. In addition, the winner will receive a cash prize of $2,500, a workshop at the Vassar Powerhouse Theater, and a reading of her play in New York City. A stipend of up to $700 for travel and accommodation will be provided by FEWW if necessary.
The deadline for submissions for the 2018 FEWW Prize is Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.
Finalists will be contacted in early March and will have one week within which to submit their full play.
BOGLIASCO FOUNDATION FELLOWSHIP
Deadline: January 15th
Bogliasco Fellowships are awarded to gifted individuals working in all the disciplines of the Arts and Humanities without regard to nationality, age, race, religion or gender.
To be eligible for the award of a Fellowship, applicants should demonstrate significant achievement in their disciplines, commensurate with their age and experience. Please note that Bogliasco Fellowships are not awarded to students currently in a degree-granting program. The Foundation gives preference to those whose applications suggest that they would be comfortable working in an intimate, international, multilingual community of scholars and artists.
The Foundation only accepts applications submitted through the online application system. To access the system, you must first register for an account here, where you will also find a list of requirements that we strongly encourage you to read before beginning your application. Once registered, you may login as needed to work on your application by clicking on the "login" button indicated to the left.
Bogliasco Fellowships include full room and board, plus the use of a private studio. The cost of transportation to and from the Bogliasco Study Center is the responsibility of Fellows and their accompanying spouses/partners. So also are all project materials and equipment, and any personal expenses incurred during the fellowship period, including medical expenses. Spouses/partners will be charged a daily fee of $25 to help defray the cost of meals and housing.
Deadlines for the submission of applications are as follows:
January 15th for residencies during the subsequent fall semester, and April 15th for residences during the subsequent spring semester.
Notification dates for the award of Fellowships are as follows:
April 1st for Fall Fellowships; July 1st for Spring Fellowships.
CORKSCREW THEATRE FESTIVAL
Deadline: Dec. 8th
Corkscrew Theater Festival is a curated presentation of new work by early career artists concentrated over four weeks in the summer of 2018 (July 9th-August 5th). Following its successful first year, the festival will contain five fully realized productions receiving eight performances each, and five “reading slots” for work to be heard publicly for the first time.
Corkscrew Festival seeks projects that demonstrate real collaboration, especially if they are being created through innovative collaborative models. Corkscrew aims to be particularly supportive to early-career artists: there are no fees for applying or participating in the festival; each production will receive 12-20 hours of tech time; shows will have a full hour to install their sets prior to each performance; and each production receives eight performances.
A full draft of a script submitted to our online Google Form:
(if you do not have gmail, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an application)
Please include the following information:
Lead artist bios (broadly defined as Playwright/creator, Director, Producer, any other notable creative partners).
One or more work samples (photos, audio, or video)
Short answers (100-200 words) to five open-ended questions about the project (see online application form)
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU (PRODUCTIONS)
Development. Each production will receive space to hold a reading or other developmental showing of their work in April. In addition, our artistic leadership - experienced playwrights, directors, producers accustomed to working in this setting - are here for you throughout the process. You’ll also be working alongside five other productions - a network big enough to be helpful, yet small enough to be personal.
Performances. Every production will have 8 performances over the course of the four weeks of the festival - and none of them will be at those random times, like 2pm on Tuesday or 4pm on Thursday. We’re talking about 8 performances on weekday evenings, or matinee, early evening, or evenings on weekends. We handle things like venue managers, front-of-house staff, and box office for the theater, which seats 70.
Tech Time. Every production will receive between 12-20 hours of tech time, with additional rehearsal time in the space for pickup rehearsals later in the run. Every show will have at least an hour to complete its changeover prior to opening the house.
Marketing. As a festival, we’re committed to getting your show seen. Beyond the built-in advantage of four other shows bringing audiences into the theater where you’ll be playing, we’re committed as a festival (with actual people and money) to marketing your show.
Affordability. There are no fees for applying or performing in Corkscrew Theater Festival, and we will split ticket revenues with each production.
WHAT WE DO FOR YOU (READINGS)
Development. We want to dare artists to dive into that passion project or flesh out that “unproducible” idea. We’re here for you over a series of one-on-one meetings, arranging informal gatherings to hear your work aloud, and providing a sounding board as you do your work heading into July.
Performances. With the understanding that nothing will be considered “finished,” participants in our Reading series will get ample time in the space ahead of their public showing to smooth out the kinks, get used to the space, and give the best representation of their work.
Follow-up. We’re experienced at parsing audience feedback, and helping you discover where your project should head next.
Affordability. There are no fees for applying or having your reading in Corkscrew Theater Festival. Tickets for the reading will be free.
WHAT WE LOOK FOR
Corkscrew is not limited in terms of genre, content, or theme. All kinds of theater (so long as you consider it theater) are welcome! The evaluative criteria we’ll use to choose the work presented in the festival are as follows:
Passion for the project
Creation through a key collaborative relationship (either traditional, like director and playwright, or innovative, like a devising team, or writer and designer, or sisters/collaborators, or anything else!)
Belief in the relationship between development and production, and clear-cut goals for each phase.
REBOOT SHORT PLAY FESTIVAL
Deadline: Dec. 10th
Reboot Theatre Company are accepting submissions for an evening of short plays. There is no specific theme required, but they encourage writers to review their company / work before submitting. Submissions via email.
Reboot Theatre Company are accepting submissions for their next show at a Central London theatre in early Spring 2018 and they are offering a £50 fee to all writers that are selected. Playwrights are welcome to attend the readings. if local, but attendance is not required.
They are producing an evening of new writing, and will select and perform 4 – 6 short plays. There is no specific theme required, but they encourage writers to review their company/work before submitting.
PDF of their Call-Out available here:
Pieces should be 10 – 20 minutes, ideally as stand-alone shorts
A preference for at least 2 characters
Only one submission per writer
Deadline / Closing date – midnight on Sunday the 10th, December 2017
To apply, email your submission to email@example.com.
CAMPFIRE THEATRE SPARK DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Deadline: Dec. 15th (or first 300 submissions)
We are on the hunt for never-been-produced scripts by emerging playwrights. We are accepting full-length plays to be considered for our Staged Reading Series and our new Spark Development Program.
We will accept full length plays that are more than sixty pages, less than one hundred and twenty pages, and may have an intermission.
We currently cannot accept musicals. We can accept children's plays. We will accept plays of any genre. Each playwright may submit ONE play. Please keep in mind that we will be taking technical requirements and feasibility to produce with a short rehearsal schedule into consideration when making selections.
WE ARE ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR TWO PROGRAMS:
OUR STAGED READING SERIES AND OUR NEW SPARK PROGRAM.
Our Staged Reading Series accepts plays by emerging playwrights and offers them a fully staged reading at our festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2018.
IF YOU ARE SELECTED:
Your play will be assigned a cast and director.
You will receive a prize of $100 for a selected full-length play.
Campfire Theatre Festival is not currently able to provide playwright travel stipends for the Staged Reading Series; however, if a selected playwright can provide their own travel to Boise for the festival, all efforts will be made to assist with housing.
Our new Spark Program accepts plays by emerging playwrights for a week-long workshop process that culminates in a seated reading. Our first Spark workshop will take place in Spring 2018 in Boise, Idaho, and our second will take place as part of our festival in Boise, Idaho in September 2018.
IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR SPARK:
Your play will be assigned a cast, a dramaturg and director.
You will receive a prize of $100 for a selected full-length play.
You will receive airfare and housing for a week in Boise, Idaho.
About Face Theatre: Out Front Series
Deadline: Dec 31st
For our 22nd season’s OUT FRONT Series, About Face presents BABES ON STAGE: a showcase of developmental readings of plays by emerging LGBTQIA women-identified playwrights. We will perform readings of 4 plays by LGBTQIA women beginning in spring 2018. Ideally playwrights should be present for the readings, but will only be required to do so if About Face can pay for transportation and provide lodging.
Since 2013, AFT’s OUT FRONT Series has presented workshops and readings of new and developmental works exploring LGBTQIA themes.
About Face is currently accepting submissions of full-length plays for this series until December 31.
Please send a PDF of your full script to us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line BABES ON STAGE-[Play title],[author name] (e.g. “BABES ON STAGE-A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry”), and title the pdf [PLAY TITLE][Author last name] (e.g. “A RAISIN IN THE SUN Hansberry.pdf”).
Accompanying your script, please attach a brief 1-to-2-paragraph bio, giving some of your own background as well as any production history for the play, and list any prior commitments you have in April or May of 2018
While PDF scripts are preferred, if absolutely necessary we will accept paper script submissions to 5252 N Broadway, 2nd floor, ATTN: Literary.
Any further questions can be directed to the literary office: email@example.com
NEIL LABUTE FESTIVAL
Deadline: Dec 31st
The St. Louis Actors’ Studio is proud to announce call for submissions for the 6th Annual LaBute New Theater Festival at the Gaslight Theater, with plays debuting from July 06 - 29, 2018. Up to eight plays will be chosen, in addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival. Mr. LaBute is scheduled to participate in the opening weekend activities. Submissions will be accepted through December 31, 2017.
Professional Submissions: Successful entries will have no more than four characters and be crafted specifically to exploit our intimate performance space. (18' x 18' stage) Changes in scenery or setting should be achievable quickly and with few major set moves. Our focus is on fundamental dramaturgy: plot, character and theme.
Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry, a synopsis and a 10-page sample from the script. Running time for each performance should not exceed 45 minutes.
Up to eight plays will be chosen, in addition, a new piece from Mr. LaBute will be performed every night for the run of the festival. Mr. LaBute is scheduled to participate in the opening weekend activities.
High School Submissions: Winning plays by high school students will be presented in readings. The guidelines are straightforward: The one act should include no more than four characters featuring a clearly developed plot and distinctive characters. No longer than 15 minutes in length.
Non-Professional, new and previously unproduced one-act play submissions should include a letter of inquiry and complete script.
Submissions should be sent to (Snail Mail ONLY):
LaBute New Theater Festival
St. Louis Actors’ Studio
360 N Boyle Ave
St. Louis, MO 63108
LOTUS LEE FOUNDATION - New Work Initiative
Deadline: Jan 5th
The New Work Initiative is an open submission competition whose primary goal is to bring new voices from the United States to China, and vice versa. We're particularly interested in new works from playwrights who are hungry to be heard and are willing to discover new technology to bring their work to the stage.
The piece must be an original work.
The piece must have had no previous productions nor publications, all around the world.
The author must never have granted and will not grant other individuals or entities the rights to use the piece in any way before the competition's final selection.
The piece must be full-length, with a running time of at least one hour.
Submissions must be in English. (The selected show will be translated to Mandarin for the Chinese Tour in 2019.)
There are no restrictions on plot, content, or theme. The piece can be a play, children's play, performance art, movement piece, physical theatre, dance, musical, etc. The Lotus Lee Foundation is open to making use of new technology, including projections, holograms, media technology, virtual reality, etc.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Submit the following materials online through the following online form: https://www.lotus-lee.foundation/submission/
1.) Full script in PDF format (Please do not include your name on the script.)
2.) A separate PDF with following information:
-- Playwright’s bio
-- Summary of the play
-- Character breakdown
-- Production history, if applicable
-- Creative team and cast breakdown, if applicable
3.) A short explanation, in PDF, of why you think your piece is a good fit for Lotus Lee Foundation.
4.) Other info: professional website link, production photos or videos, inspirations, etc.
The best works are selected by a board of five judges who read the submitted scripts and ultimately decide on the winning work. The play that gets chosen will be produced in 2019 with a significant budget and for a year-long tour in China with a potential remount in the States. Other winners will also be selected. The five judges consist of a mix of industry individuals and individuals from Performing Arts schools.
*DISCLAIMER: This is a new competition from a relatively new organization. Founded in 2017, the Lotus Lee Foundation is a nonprofit theatre organization in New York City partnered with the Lotus Lee Drama Studios which was founded in China in 2015.
According to LL reps: Lotus Lee is a pioneer of theatre in China specializing in theatrical planning, investment, production, performance, marketing, and bringing new technology to the theatre. We have a large presence and following in Chinese international cities such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou and are growing here in the east coast of the United States.
"We strongly believe in cultural exchange, in bringing these two countries together, and sharing our stories with each other."
Lotus Lee Foundation was created to help young playwrights produce new works in China and the United States, to share their stories with each other and introduce people to stories outside their own experiences. We strive to get young and emerging artists, particularly Asian ones, involved in the theatre. Our offices are set up in New York City and China to help and support young playwrights tell their stories and reach a large audience to create the opportunity for artists of all disciplines and skills to become involved. We aim to continue bringing new works to the stage in China and the United States and to share these works with other countries. We would love to hear from you!
ATHE New Play Development
Deadline: January 5th
ATHE's Playwrights and Creative Teams Program (PACT) seeks new, previously unproduced short (4-10 min) plays for its annual New Play Development Workshop at the ATHE Conference in BOSTON, MA in August 2018. The 2018 ATHE Conference focuses on revolution, resistance, and protest, and the multiple ways these ideas – and the actions that spring from them. Playwrights MUST be able to attend ALL workshop sessions and final showcase for their play at the Boston conference.
We invite playwrights to submit plays ranging in length from 4-10 minutes (Scripts longer than ten pages– not including cover page - will not be accepted) There is no restriction on subject matter, style, or intended audience.
PLEASE READ SUBMISSION POLICY ONLINE CAREFULLY AS INCOMPLETE/INCORRECT SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED:
For additional information, contact Ingrid De Sanctis at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are particularly interested in scripts addressing themes of revolution of any type and/or explores the question of how might we create art that is aesthetically revolutionary and that activates audiences to make lasting social change? We welcome scripts representing a range of global perspectives of race, culture, language, disability, gender, nationality, and political worldview. A jury of readers will select six to eight scripts. Each playwright will be assigned a director, dramaturg, scenographer, and a group of actors; these creative teams collaborate on the scripts throughout the conference in a developmental process (participants may attend the rest of the conference). The workshop culminates in a public, script-in-hand reading of the plays in a SHOWCASE OF SCRIPTS on the final day of the ATHE conference in Boston, MA.
Deadline: Dec. 31st
Clockhouse is an eclectic conversation about the work-in-progress of life-- a soul arousal, a testing ground, a new community, a call for change. We are interested in diverse voices and nontraditional narratives, and in writing that attempts to understand our place in the world and responsibility to each other. We are currently accepting works of poetry, fiction, memoir, creative nonfiction, and dramatic works for stage or screen for publication in a national literary journal, published by Clockhouse Writers' Conference in partnership with Goddard College. We encourage submissions from both established and emerging writers. (Current students of Goddard College are ineligible to submit to Clockhouse, but we look forward to reading your work after you graduate.)
Dramatic Work for Stage or Screen:
We ask for short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play or screenplay (up to 15 pages)
To see guidelines for other genres, visit: http://clockhouse.net/main/submit/
Please also include a short bio (approximately 100 words or less) and a brief artist statement: a few sentences about your work as an artist (i.e., not a “pitch” for this submission, but rather a statement about what you’re interested in writing about now, what drives your writing, or how your writing is reflecting or influencing the world at large, etc.)
Wilmington Film Mob: Cafe Nostra Series
Deadline: Dec. 31st
Wilmington Film Mob (WFM) is now accepting submissions for its inaugural season of premiere performance one-act plays in our Café Nostra series. Plays must have a running time of less than 20 minutes, require a maximum of 4 actors, and be stageable on only tables and chairs. The performance space is 8' by 10' in a working restaurant, the Bellefonte Café. Submissions accepted via email.
Wilmington Film Mob (WFM) is now accepting submissions for its inaugural season of premiere performance one-act plays in our Café Nostra series.
Selected plays will receive one performance at the Bellefonte Café in Wilmington, DE. Selected playwrights are encouraged to attend, but it is not a requirement.
The work should be original, new, and unproduced
Maximum length: 20 minutes
Maximum cast: 4 persons
Unit set containing only tables/chairs
No lighting cues
There are no genre or content restrictions
Note: performance space is 8’ deep by 10’ feet wide in a working restaurant; please submit with this in mind
Deadline is December 31st, 2017.
Submissions must be emailed in PDF form to: email@example.com
NATIONAL LATINO PLAYWRITING AWARD
Deadline: Dec. 31st
Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the National Latino Playwriting Award. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists; finalists will be judged by ATC artistic staff. Submissions by December 31st, 2017 and winners will be notified by August 1st, 2018.
We respectfully ask that you adhere to the following application requirements:
Submit a single script via U.S. mail and email.
Scripts must be postmarked by December 31, 2017. Please include a title page on the script that includes the play’s title, the author’s name, and contact information (including a phone number, mailing address, and email).
Include a cover letter of no more than one page, describing the play’s developmental history, and how the play fits into the playwright’s broader career trajectory.
The award is open to all Latino playwrights currently residing in the United States, its territories, or Mexico.
Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. (Spanish-language and bilingual scripts must be accompanied by an English translation.)
Plays must be unpublished and professionally unproduced at the time of submission.
Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.
The winner will be notified by August 1, 2018.
For more information contact Elaine Romero, ATC Playwright-in Residence: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit manuscripts to:
National Latino Playwriting Award
ATTN: Elaine Romero, Playwright-in-Residence
Arizona Theatre Company
343 S. Scott Ave. Tucson, AZ 85701