Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Chameleon Theatre Circle's 16th Annual New Play Contest

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Rolling Submission Deadline: April 30, 2015

The Chameleon Theatre Circle (located in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota) is seeking original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres are welcomed (i.e. one-acts, musicals, full length dramas, etc.). The winning plays will be showcased in a concert-format festival in November 2015. All shows submitted will automatically be placed on the slate of shows in consideration for the 2016/2017 season by the Season Planning Committee.

We are proud to announce that for the 16th consecutive year we are not charging a submission fee! To enter you must complete an entry form, and submit it along with three (3) copies of each script to the address below. We request that copies of the plays be printed double-sided to save on paper, mailing costs, and storage. Authors located outside the United States that might be interested in submitting their plays via email should contact us at If you are submitting a musical, also include 3 copies of a CD of the music.

Do not bind any author identification with your scripts. We will distribute the scripts "blind" to our readers for complete objectivity. Include the show’s title on at least the first bound page. Once the winning scripts have been chosen, we will disclose the playwrights' identity to our readers (and the world).

We do not accept plays that have been previously produced. We do accept plays that have had workshops and other readings. Receipt of play(s) will be acknowledged by e-mail only upon request. Scripts are non-returnable.

As in past years, this year's contest will have multiple categories.

Three to five winners will receive $25 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. All short plays will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 15 pages or less will fall into this category.

One to three winners will receive $50 each plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can be joined with one or two other shows of similar length to make up a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. Generally, scripts of about 20-60 pages will fall into this category.

One to two winners will receive $100 plus a reading at the New Play Festival. Any play that can constitute a complete evening of theatre will be entered in this contest. It is important to note that these shows can be one, two, or more acts, as long as it makes up a complete evening of theatre.

If five or more musicals are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "musical" category. Musicals are defined as any original play using original or rights permitted musical dialogue to further the story and/or the characters. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the musical i.e. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute. In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any musical will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

If five or more plays intended for and/or by youth are submitted, the theatre reserves the right to create a "theatre-for-youth" category. Theatre-for-youth plays are defined as any original play intended for young audiences, young participants, or both. Winners, if any, will be awarded a prize amount based on the length of the play i.e. full-length, one-act, and 10-minute. In the absence of enough qualifying scripts, or if the theatre determines not to create an additional category, any theatre-for-youth submission will be entered into the appropriate category as defined above.

At the theatre's discretion, we reserve the right to designate or not designate an "Overall Contest Winner" from any category and an "Audience-Favorite Winner" from any category at the conclusion of the New Play Festival. No additional prize money is awarded, just bragging rights.

Each playwright may submit up to two plays in any combinations. Please submit three (3) copies of each script (and CDs for musicals) and the required entry form(s) by April 30, 2015 (in hand, not postmarked by) to:

The Chameleon Theatre Circle
16th Annual New Play Contest
7287 153rd St W # 240069
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Note: This is a rolling deadline. Any plays submitted after this date will be considered for the following year's contest.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

TAKE BACK THE ROM COM: Saturday, March 28 @8PM

TAKE BACK THE ROM COM, the reading of eight 10-minute romantic comedies will be performed Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 8PM at the WorkShop Theater Company’s Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor in Manhattan.

Admission is free, although we will be asking for $10 donations at the door. 
Reservations (no more than 2 per person) -

Performed by Larissa Adamsczyk, Alice Anne English, Bryn Packard, Michael Rehse, Nilsa Reyna & Doug Rossi

YOU'RE DRIVING ME CRAZY #3 by Todd Wallinger
HOT COFFEE by Emily Brauer Rogers
VERSAILLES by Jason Rainey
YOU CAN'T BE THE ONE by S. L. Daniels
GOING UP? by Cynthia Morrison

LeaseLab invites playwrights to work collaboratively

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Program Overview

OYL's LeaseLab invites playwrights from the US and abroad to work collaboratively with the OYL Artistic ensemble in the creation of new work. Collectively we take broad theatrical concepts from very early development to final draft stage. LeaseLab is a a phased process over twelve months, comprising of a series of workshops and usually involving three script drafts.

The primary goal of LeaseLab is to give playwrights the opportunity to develop work collaboratively alongside the OYL ensemble with the intention of a world premiere in New York City.

LeaseLab is a professional development program and selected playwrights receive a commission fee and workshop stipend.

As of 2014, LeaseLab is built around a concept provided by OYL on which playwrights are invited to collaborate with us to create a new work.

Selection Criteria

There are three aesthetic considerations we look for in submitted work. 1) Does the writing explore the idea of 'collective storytelling' in some way? 2) Is the writing open enough to allow for physcial expression through movement/dance? 3) Does the writing exhibit non-conventional playwriting structure? (for example written without scene headings, character names, stage directions). These are explained in more detail below:

1. Collective Storytelling.

We are interested in stories told from a group or shared perspective, in whatever form this may take.

We are an ensemble company - artists who work together consistently over long periods - and through this form we have found a reflection in approaching work from the perspective of a collective consciousness.

We seek to draw audiences into the experience as a participant, an accomplice, a part of the group, as culpable.

Theatrically a Greek chorus is defined, in part, as a collective voice contextualized by each individual participant's different experience of the shared event. We draw on this ancient principle as we modernize the chorus into a contemporary form.

2. Movement/Dance

As a highly physical company with a strong focus on movement, and with a resident movement director, we are espectially interested in writing that is open to this kind of expression. Successful submissions will undergo a rigorous physical exploration as the first step in their development. Writing that explores unique and magical worlds is strongly encouraged.

3. Structure

We are drawn to writing that explores unconventional structure, possibly as straight prose without scene headings, character names, stage directions (but still written specifically for the stage). We weight non-linear story-telling heavily in our selection process

Submission Requirements

International and US-based playwrights with and without professional credits are invited to submit works-in-progress in the form of treatments, monologue/s, a handful of scenes or first drafts of original work that connects to the aesthetic considerations above. Invitations to participate in LeaseLab are based wholly on the quality of the work submitted. Early drafts are encouraged.

OYL provides for all workshop-related costs, but does not provide airfare, housing (if required) or meals for playwrights during workshop periods. OYL will make every attempt to work with each selected playwright to find funding for such costs.

Please click HERE to submit your work.

The Process
  • Each LeaseLab development process is unique to the selected playwright’s personality, style of writing and submitted material.
  • On selection, the playwright and OYL artistic staff begin a dialogue to define the process to be undertaken to ensure all parties understand and agree to unique and specific parameters.
  • The LeaseLab is designed to challenge playwrights to reach beyond their comfort zone, work quickly and respond to the input of the OYL collaborators. However within the collaborative structure, it is OYL’s primary focus to ensure a safe environment for the playwright that assists their creative process, without undue pressure.
  • In the early stages of the workshop, the process is reading and discussion-based, with new material being tested on a daily basis
  • When the playwright’s work is ready, basic staging is applied and ongoing group dialogue scheduled into the workday
  • Playwrights are given a draft series of minor deadlines at the outset of the workshop, which may shift according to how the work develops
  • The workshop concludes with three workshop performances, with basic staging applied for invited audiences. Audiences are encouraged to take part in post-performance feedback discussions with the cast, OYL artistic staff and the playwright
  • Workshop rehearsals continue on the days between performances.

GI60 one-minute play festival

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Gi60 2015 Submission Deadline April 1st

Gi60 UK LIVE: 05 May 2015 (stage@leeds, Leeds)
Gi60 US LIVE: 11 - 13 June (Brooklyn College, New York)

• Plays may not exceed 60 seconds
• All work must be totally original and the author's own work
• All submissions must be sent by email and must include your name, address and location before the title of your work
• Individuals may submit as many one minute plays as they wish (one submission per email)
• Entries from schools must include the name of the school and a teacher's contact details in addition to the name of the author
• All submissions must be emailed
• Gi60 reserves the right to cut plays where needed
• Copyright is retained by the author
• Gi60 has no submission fees or payments

i60 is the worlds only International One Minute Play Festival. Created in 2003 by ScreamingMediaProductions Artistic Director Steve Ansell Gi60 has been performed annually in the UK and New York since 2005.

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NEXT ACT! Play Submissons

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Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Fourth Annual NEXT ACT! New Play Summit.

Accepting full length plays only.
Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces encouraged.
Comedy and Drama welcome!

Now in its fourth year, the weekend long NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 4 is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s rich diverse populations. The festival directly reflects the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” NEXT ACT! takes place October 31 - November 2, 2015 and will feature readings of four never-before produced plays, with additional special events throughout the weekend.

As in years past, the theatre is devoted to finding a play that can be produced in an upcoming season. Evidence of this devotion can be found in theREP’s 2014 production of THE GOD GAME by Suzanne Bradbeer, the 2015 production of HOW WATER BEHAVES by Sherry Kramer, and next season’s production of NAKED INFLUENCE by Suzanne Bradbeer, all of which started at NEXT ACT!.


-Plays cannot have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed.

-No more than 7 characters. Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.

-Plays previously submitted to NEXT ACT! will not be considered for this years’ Summit.

-Agent and non-agent submissions accepted.

Submission Deadline: END OF DAY – Monday June 1, 2015


-Playwrights should submit a short one-paragraph synopsis that illuminates the plays entire plot including its ending; character descriptions and the first 10 pages (only) of their play, along with a photo/resume and bio.

-Email your submission to Margaret E. Hall, assistant to the artistic director, at with 2015 SUBMISSION in the subject line.

-A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.

-Electronic submissions preferred.


-Playwrights selected for the Summit will be notified by the end of August.

-Three plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual 3-day Summit, which takes place October 31 – November 2, 2015.

Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals

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Submissions for the Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals are being accepted now thru April 1, 2015.

Five twenty-minute plays will be chosen to play simultaneously. There will be five separate directors and five separate casts. These are not staged readings, but fully produced plays. Plays chosen will show a diverse selection of theatre. There are no prohibited subjects or themes - light comedies, satires, dark comedies, dramas, mysteries, thrillers, etc. are all welcome.

Below are the submission guidelines:
  • Playwrights may submit up to 2 plays for consideration. 
  • All entries should be UNPUBLISHED material. 
  • All entries may NOT have been PRODUCED within a 100 mile radius of Houston, Texas. 
  • All Genres are accepted (Comedies are encouraged). 
  • Monologues or one actor/character plays are NOT accepted. 
  • Plays should be 20 minutes in length (give or take a minute or two). 
  • While there is no maximum limit as to cast size or set requirements, COMMON SENSE should be used, keeping in mind that five different plays will be produced in one night. 
  • Number all pages of the scripts. 
  • Hard copies of scripts must be submitted by U.S. Postal mail ONLY. Emailed PDF files will not be considered. 
  • Scripts should be bound either in a folder with brads, or by the use of a single staple in the upper left hand corner. 
  • Please use Times New Roman, Courier or Arial fonts. 
  • Be sure to include ALL contact information (phone number, email address, and physical address) on the title page of the script. 
  • Include a list of all characters in the play, with a brief character description. 
  • Include a one paragraph summary of the play. 
  • Scripts can not be returned. 
One hundred dollars will be awarded to ALL selected playwrights.
There is NO entry fee.

Scripts should be mailed to:

Theatre Southwest
8944 Clarkcrest
Houston, Texas 77063

March Forth Summer Reading Salon

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March Forth Productions
Description: Announcing the Second Annual March Forth Summer Salon!

We here at March Forth love good stories, and without writers… well we don’t have many good stories, now do we? That is why this summer we are once again providing writers with a chance to have their work read and shared informally in an environment that will promote collaboration, thoughtful feedback and the building of our artistic community.

Following the huge success of our inaugural season, we are proud to announce our second season of Summer Reading Salons. Each Monday in July we will gather writers, actors, directors and dramaturgs to read a new play along with the playwright. We'll have a glass or two of wine, discuss what we’ve just experienced, and address any questions or concerns the playwright might have. This is a perfect opportunity for early-career writers or seasoned veterans looking for a supportive arena to try out their newest venture!

Summer Salon Guidelines -
- Full Length, original plays only (no musicals)
- Play must be complete at the time of submission. Revisions to submitted scripts are allowed, however incomplete texts will not be considered.
- Playwright must be able to attend the Salon (July 6th, 13th, 20th or 27th)
- All submissions materials must be provided in PDF format
- Multiple submissions accepted, however only one slot will be awarded per playwright
- Preference will be given to plays that stretch the bounds of theatrical storytelling

To be considered for our Summer Salon, please send a resume, synopsis, character breakdown and ten-page sample of the play you wish to submit by May 4th. Please note in the body of your email which Salon date(s) you are available for.

Writers whose work is selected for further review will be asked to submit their full script no later than May 18th. Final selections will be made by June 1st.

Submissions invited for the “8 in 48” Idaho Short Play Festival

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The “8 in 48 Idaho” Short Play Festival, produced by Treasure Valley Children’s Theater, seeks new works written and produced for young audiences. Submissions are accepted from February 15, 2015 to May 15, 2015. A screening panel of theater professionals from across the nation will select the eight winning ten-minute plays. Selected playwrights will be notified by June 15, 2015.

All submissions must be previously unproduced, 10 minutes or less in length, and suitable for young audiences. No more than two submissions per playwright. Only submissions by electronic attachment will be accepted. Winning selections will be mounted during the “8 in 48” Festival on September 26, 2015 in Meridian, Idaho.

Submission inquiries should be directed to Valerie Baugh at A call for directors, designers, and actors will go out May 1, 2015. For more information and Festival updates, go to

Send all submissions to:

Subject line: 8 in 48 submission

Friday, March 27, 2015

FADE TO BLACK PLAY FESTIVAL seeks 10-minute plays

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Script submissions will be accepted from Sunday, February 1, 2015 until Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

The theme and subject matters of the work is open to the playwright's imagination.
Local Houston directors and actors are encouraged to participate.
Selected playwrights will be contacted no later than Friday, May 1, 2015.
There is no fee to submit.

Winner will be awarded a cash prize of $100.00.
  • To qualify for consideration, the scripts must conform to the following guidelines: 
  • Must be an original, unpublished work written by an African American playwright. 
  • Must be no longer than 10 minutes. 
  • Should accommodate a “bare-stage” set requiring only a minimun of removable stage props and require basic lighting and sound cues. 
To submit:

Complete the script submissions form. See

Email pdf of original work to:
Email header should read: Submission: Fade to Black. Include your name and the name of the play.

On the front page of your script include your name, contact information, title of the play as well as any character descriptions.

Only three (3) scripts are allowed per playwright.
All applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

2015 Met Life Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition

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Online submissions now being accepted for FULL LENGTH LATINO STAGE PLAYS  (In Spanish or English or both!)

Time stamped Deadline:  Monday, June 1, 2015.  (Time stamped)

MISSION:  Since 2000 MetLife Foundation and Repertorio Español joined forces to establish The MetLife Nuestras Voces National Playwriting Competition! It has been our privilege to promote and develop original works that relate to Latino culture, history and life in the United States while at the same time reflecting the universality of the human condition and encourage bright new talent by providing this forum.  


Plays that do not meet these requirements will not be considered. Playwrights may be Latino or of any other ethnic or racial background as long as the play’s subject matter and characters resonate with Latino audiences and accurately depict the Hispanic experience. 
  • No screenplays, one act plays, musicals, adaptations or translations will be accepted. 
  • New and un-produced plays preferred. 
  • Plays that have had readings or a workshop production are acceptable. 
  • All plays must be original and full-length (minimum running time: 1 hr., 30 min) and can be written in Spanish and/or English. 
  • Playwrights must be at least 18 years of age and residents of the United States or Puerto Rico. 
  • Previously submitted scripts are accepted unless they have already placed in the top 10. 
  •  Each script will be read by two qualified independent judges selected by Repertorio Español, on a blind submission. 
  • Winners will be announced six to seven months after the deadline. o Each participant will be notified of the results by e-mail. 

We request that participants do not contact the office to inquire about the competition’s results. 

Round 1: Finalists will receive a staged reading at Repertorio to further develop the script. 

Round 2: -Grand Prize Winner: $3,000 and a full production at Repertorio Español 

-2nd Place: $2,000 -3rd Place: $1,000 Grand Prize Winner must be available for Awards Ceremony

Follow instructions below to participate. 

Send the following information within the body of the e-mail: 
  • Your full name 
  • Your cell phone number 
  • Your mailing address (street address, city, state, zipcode) 
  • How did you hear about the competition? 
  • 4-6 line synopsis 
  • 4 -6 line description of how your play relates to the Latino / Hispanic American community 

Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted. 

Send the following as an attachment: 

One ELECTRONIC COPY of your script -- in one document with numbered pages and a title page that lists the title and year the play was written ONLY. (PDF, Microsoft Word, Plain or Rich Text Formats Accepted) 

Please OMIT your name from the script 

Do not send other biographical information or reviews Unfortunately, we cannot accept any changes or re-submissions once the script has been submitted. 

By submitting your play to the competition, Repertorio Español shall have a right to produce the play for a period of two years. Such production shall be done in accordance with an agreement acceptable to both the playwright and Repertorio Español. 

If the playwright receives an offer within the two year period from a third party to produce the play, the company has the right to decide to produce the play on terms no less favorable than offered. 

Please direct any questions regarding this competition/application to

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lakes Area Radio Theatre radio play submission guidelines

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Lakes Area Radio Theatre accepts script submissions from writers. Your original radio plays can be in any genre. Please see below for further guidelines regarding scripts.

Format Your script must be in a radio play format which differs from stage plays and screenplays. There are no stage directions, visual cues, lighting directions. The scripts should include easily discernible audio cues such as dialogue, sound effects (sfx), and music cues. Number the pages and number the lines starting over with 1 on each page for the lines.

Content We ask that content be suitable for all ages and family friendly. If you include innuendo and/or adult humor, please keep in mind some “children’s shows” which appealed to adults as well: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Fractured Fairytales, and the like. We broadcast our shows on a growing network of radio stations.

Length Lakes Area Radio Theatre has a 30 minute broadcast space to fill every other week. Plays can be 29-31 minutes in length. Script lengths are in the range of 5000 +/- words.
We will accept scripts for single shows
We will accept scripts that would run for 2 installments
We will accept a series of shorter plays which fill 30 minutes

Fame Not Fortune We pay a royalty fee of $30 per half hour of entertainment. This is based on input from radio script playwrights from around the USA as well as a BBC radio script writer.

Royalty Agreement If we accept and use your script, we will send you a writer’s agreement. This agreement will grant us the right to produce the script; it will grant us the right to reproduce as many copies of the script as needed to produce the script; it will grant us the broadcasting and rebroadcasting rights to the taped production (radio and podcasts); the writer retains all rights to their original and/or adapted work.

Return Policy We may not take the opportunity to use your script. There could be a number of reasons for this such as its length, content not deemed suitable for our audience, or just that we believe it needs more work. We will try to give feedback so that writers can edit and resubmit their work.

Script Submission We accept hard copies and electronic copies of scripts. Electronic copies are preferred.

Please send them to: Kent Garlinghouse, Script Director Lakes Area Radio Theatre 2214 Geneva Road NE Alexandria, MN 56308

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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Seeking fully produced one act plays  (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for

June 10 - July 1, 2015

at Manhattan Rep, 303 W.42nd St.
$1000 PRIZE for BEST PLAY!!!

(And an additional 4 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS - June 30 and July 1, 2015.)
To submit your one act play production please email:

The complete play,
a synopsis of the play,
the character breakdown,
the running time of the play,
the set and lighting requirements,
the playʼs production history (if it has been produced before and where)
your mailing address,
and a creative team leader contact email address to:

by FRIDAY May 1, 2015 at Midnight.

Please put “Summer One Act Competition” in the subject heading.

We will contact you within a week as to your acceptance.

Plays that we love will be accepted on a First-Come First-Served basis.

The earlier you submit the better chances you have of being accepted for we may end submissions before May 1, 2015, if we fill up all available performance slots

There is no submission fee. NON-EQUITY ONLY.

Each play will be given a MINIMUM of FOUR performances, with 4 more performances if the play moves on to the finals. We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.

Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee.

There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees.

For more information log on to:

Summer One Act Play Competition 2015 Guidelines


46 seat theatre space for at least 4 performances - 3 more if you move on to finals etc

A technician to run your sound and lights

1 Tech rehearsal in the theatre with our technician

1 Full Dress rehearsal with all of the teams in your performance series in the theatre

Our stock furniture for your show

Web flyers with all the information about your show and the shows in your performance series for you to email to all.

Web site support.

Theatre production consultation

Reservation Service, House management and Box Office


An 8 dimmer lighting board with 16 instruments

A 4 speaker surround sound system

A 5 CD changer with support for IPOD, IPHONE, IPAD, PHONE etc and Laptop

Clean, organized dressing room



Casting the production

Directing the production

Outside rehearsal space (if you need it.)

Program design and 300 copies of their program

All other miscellaneous production costs – costumes, props, etc.

Inviting friends and family.


All participants must be NON-UNION

There is NO PAY (unless you win the $1000 cash prize.)

Please do not submit MUSICALS unless staged with pre-recorded music.

(We have no room for an orchestra.)

All Productions must run between 7 minutes and 20 minutes with simple sets which can be easily struck.


NO SMOKING in the play!

No LIGHTING OF ANYTHING! (Candles, cigarettes, etc.)

No projections.

No FURNITURE is to be brought into the theatre for any reason.

We supply more than enough stock furniture for any show.

All props and costumes must be brought in and out of the theatre each night for, regretfully, we do not have space to store for all the plays participating.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Script Match database

Script Match is accepting submissions to their online database of plays and musicals. Scripts in our database will have the opportunity for increased visibility, script sales, and productions. There is no cost for submissions.

For more information, watch this introductory video:

North Park Playwright Festival

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Our goal in building the North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe was to provide a small theater to produce new, untested plays. In support of this goal we have produced the North Park Playwright Festival each October. The festival provides a platform for brand new, short (ten minute), plays written by playwrights from around the world. Over the past twelve years more than 400 new plays have been produced. We encourage new directors and actors to become involved in theater through the festival as well. Through the North Park Playwright Festival over ninety playwrights, directors, and actors each year are able to showcase their talents. We invite interested playwrights to submit work to the festival. 

Please follow the guidelines below.

We are looking for:

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

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

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

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

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

6. We ask that all submissions be sent to us via snail mail at the theater. Address is: North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe, 2031 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, Attn Summer Golden, Artistic Director. We have too much trouble with differing email, word processing, and computer platform issues to take them via email. Additionally, our selection process requires the directors read the plays submitted and the cost of printing all the plays we receive each year is prohibitive. Please insure submissions have a title page with complete contact information (including email), a character summary, and are in proper script form. There is no charge to enter.

7. Submissions must be postmarked by June 30, 2015. Please do not send plays by any method that requires a signature from us. We are not often at the theater when delivery occurs. We will email notice of receipt to all playwrights submitting plays.

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

General information:

We are trying to support new work and involve actors, playwrights, and directors of all experience levels. We have had a wide variety of artists involved from very experienced to first time directors and actors, to an 8 year old playwright (very short, well received play). We feel having a wide range of experience involved helps the new people learn from the more experienced.

We really appreciate your interest in our theater.

Jeff Bushnell and Summer Golden
North Park Vaudeville and Candy Shoppe
2031 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92104

Monday, March 23, 2015


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SEEKING SUBMISSIONS- NEW WORKS AND WRITERS FOR UNMASKED THEATRE COMPANY, a non-profit musical theatre company for social change.

Who should submit?

Both established and emerging writers with passion, drive, and commitment. We are seeking works fully or nearly at completion to be workshopped and produced in October, Fall 2015. We are also seeking an playwright in residence to work with us on further developing past works and continuing to develop new work.

What should I submit?

Any and all content that fits our mission statement:
Unmasked Theatre Company's current focus and mission is to de-stigmatize mental illness in our society. Unmasked uses musical theatre to promote social change as we believe the added elements of song and dance in musical theatre can reach people on a different and unique emotional level. We will utilize this to create discussion between people on their individual opinions, which will eventually expand to changing societal opinions on pivotal issues. The particular issues Unmasked will address are gender inequality, mental illness stigma, and class/racial inequality and mobility.

What materials should I submit?

1. A cover letter introducing yourself and the piece, complete with name, phone number, and email address.
2. A complete script of the piece
3. A demo of the score (if it is a musical)
4. If interested in the playwright in residence position- please also submit a resume and 2 references with contact information.

Where should I send my materials?

Please send cover letter, resume and references (if applicable), and script materials to Feel free to email us with any additional questions you may have.

Moonlit Wings seeks plays for young audiences

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PLAYWRIGHTS - Seeking Scripts: Summer Season 2015 Open to Submissions!!

Moonlit Wings Pro, celebrated entertainment production in the National Capitol Area & beyond, is accepting play and musical script submissions for our professional Performing Arts Camp for youth ages 7-14. Selected scripts will be workshopped and produced this summer by a DC creative team & playwrights will receive a production review with materials.


-Plays or Musicals (straight plays are fine, although we will ask to work music into your play)

-Runtime: 20-40 minutes (hour long scripts may be submitted but we will ask to make necessary cuts)

-LARGE cast, 15 minimum - 35 maximum, ensemble shows preferred, female driven or gender neutral casts encouraged

-Material suitable to be performed by talent ages 7-14

Our theme this year is: "Season VIII: ‘GREAT 8: Championing our greatest qualities that make us unique " and we are especially seeking stories about embracing our differences and celebrating our similarities.


Since 2008, MWP has mounted over 40 world-premieres of new theatre-for-youth workshop productions every summer. This summer we are selecting 4 brand-new shows to workshop and produce. Each show rehearses for a 2-week session with a professional director, choreographer, & tech director/stage manager and concludes with a public performance at the end of each session. Playwrights are given a thorough production review from the creative team and the chance to debut and promote their work with our leading youth arts organization. This is our 8th year in partnership with the Fairfax County Park Authority (est. in 1950), the 6th largest county in the USA, located in the National Capital Area. More at or watch this short documentary from our 5-Year-Anniversary:


DEADLINE: Friday, April 3, 2015

**Please email the following to with the header: "2015 Show Submission - TITLE HERE"

Then in the body of the email include the following info (bullet-points/list responses are okay):

-Your Name
-Phone Number
-Are you part of an organization or group? If so, which one?
-Title? Is this a play or musical?
-Has this work been produced before?
-A VERY brief synopsis of the show (3-5 sentences)
-Does your entry relate to our "Great 8" theme (suggested, but we’re open to all submissions)? If "Yes", how so?
-Cast size / Runtime
-Attach the script

We will reply to selected playwrights by or before May 2015. Our past collaborations have been with authors having work published by NYC's Beat By Beat Press, Playscripts Inc., Eldridge Publishing, and several independent literary organizations. Please forward all questions to Thank you for your interest!

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) 5th Annual MRT New Play Competition

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McKinney Repertory Theatre (MRT) is pleased to announce The 5th Annual MRT New Play Competition. MRT is committed to providing quality entertainment for the community, through cultural education and inspiration. We will begin our 13th season in the Fall of 2015 and would like to encourage new playwrights to share their inspirations and hard work with us. MRT offers the competition winner the chance to see the playwright’s work fully realized on stage, and we hope that the winning play will go on to numerous productions elsewhere as well.

Prize: An MRT committee will choose one play as the winner to fully produce during our 2015-2016 Season. The winner will be announced on or before July 31st, 2015.


1. Entries must be emailed in PDF format, no later than March 31, 2015.

2. Entries must be accompanied by a completed and signed and legible entry form.

3. Only original, full length, unpublished scripts will be accepted.

4. Plays must not have been previously produced nor have won awards.
However, previous stage and readings are acceptable.

5. Adaptations, translations, musicals and children’s plays will not be accepted.

6. Only one submission per playwright will be accepted. In the case of multiple
submissions, only the play determined by the committee to be the first
submission will be considered.

7. Casts of eight or fewer are preferred, with adult casts being preferred.
Please keep in mind that MRT is a family oriented theater company, so explicit
language, graphic violence, and so forth will eliminate the play for consideration.

8. Please feel free to check out our website at,
to see the types of plays we generally produce.

Submission Procedure:

Only electronic submissions of PDF files will be accepted. All submissions must be accompanied by a completed, signed and legible entry form (see page 2). Send your email entry to (or click the following link), with a subject line of “5th Annual MRT New Play Competition” along with your full name.

PLEASE NOTE: McKinney Repertory Theatre will have exclusive rights to produce the winner, royalty free during the 2015-2016 Season, and to use the names of winning play and playwright(s) in all MRT publicity and promotions. MRT will also have the right to make copies of the plays for production use. MRT reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted play. MRT also reserves the right to declare no winner. The decision of the committee is final. MRT will not provide transportation or housing for the winner during production, but will welcome your input in the process.

The Franklin Furnace Fund Application 2015-2016

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The Franklin Furnace Fund awards grants annually to emerging artists to enable them to produce major performance art works in New York. Grants range between $2,000 and $10,000 based on the peer review panel allocation of funding received by Franklin Furnace.

Franklin Furnace has no curator; each year a new panel of artists reviews all proposals. We believe this peer panel system allows all kinds of artists from all over the world an equal shot at presenting their work. Every year the panel changes, as do the definitions of "emerging artist" and "performance art." So if at first you don't succeed, please try again.

Artists from all areas of the world are encouraged to apply; however, artists selected by the panel are expected to present their work in New York. Full-time students are ineligible.

The Franklin Furnace Fund 2015-2016 is supported by Jerome Foundation, The SHS Foundation, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by general operating support from the New York State Council on the Arts. Artists supported by funding from Jerome Foundation must live in the five boroughs of New York City.

Deadline: April 1, 2015 at 11:59pm Eastern Standard Time


Please read the application guidelines carefully before filling out an application.

Step 1) Make sure to click on the signup button at the top of the page if you haven't already created a login.

Step 2) Once you complete the signup process, you'll get an email to confirm your registration. Make sure to check your spam box just in case! Please add us to your safe sender list so that you can continue to receive messages from us.

Step 3) Upload all application material on the site as per the instructions you see when you log in and the application guidelines.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact:

Jenny Korns

Program Coordinator, Franklin Furnace

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact and the software application providers can help address your question.

Saturday, March 21, 2015


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The Village Playwrights is accepting 10 minute plays from Metro NYC playwrights for Re-inventing Family, a staged reading of 8 short plays on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at the LGBT Community Center in New York City to celebrate the Gay Pride holiday.


1. Scripts should feature an LGBTQ, non-traditional family

2. Playwrights must be from the metro NYC area

3. Scripts must be 10 minutes or under

4. Deadline for submission is 5 pm, Friday, May 15, 2015

5. Plays will be minimally staged

6. Playwrights may choose to self-produce (cast and rehearse)

To Submit:

Email your 10 minute script as an attachment to

Include your name, address and telephone in the body of the email but not on the script. Your name should not appear on the script. Please write your play title on subject line of email. There is no submission fee.

Deadline Extended to May 1st Piney Fork Press/Equity Library Theater is seeking submissions for their 2015 summer festival in NYC

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Piney Fork Press/Equity Library Theater is seeking submissions for their 2015 summer festival (now in our fourth year)! Ten minute plays and monologues are being accepted. One submission per person. No fees, just a great time for all. Selected plays will be presented in NYC. Send scripts to: Need more info? Write to us! Also seeking actors and directors!

Exquisite Corpse Company is seeking playwrights for its 2015 Writers’ Lab

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The Lab is designed to create a safe space for playwrights to come together, experiment, and inspire each other to create new and refreshing work that departs from what we might be more inclined to write on our own. The Lab will be led by ECC Artistic Director, Tess Howsam and Literary Director, Blake Bishton.

We will meet twice a week for the duration of April.
After voting and agreeing on a theme that gets everyone's creative juices flowing at the initial meeting, writers will then begin to both receive and submit prompts that the group will use as jumping off points for the work they create. All writers will be expected to produce approximately 10 pages of work a week. The goal is for every writer to have a draft of a new short one-act play by the end of the process.

At the conclusion of the lab, ECC will produce a public reading of each play as part of ECC's Drinks and Drama Reading Series, to take place in May. This series will feature a different Brooklyn bar as a setting for each reading!

Exquisite Corpse Company is a Brooklyn-based, performance and integrated arts company. ECC focuses both on promoting work within the theatre - on or off stage - and on creating pieces that integrate other creative mediums. For more about the company, please visit:

To submit, please send us a resumé and a sample of your writing approximately 30 pages in length. This can be taken from a larger work, or be a stand alone piece.

In addition, please give us your weekly availability and conflicts for the months of April and May.

Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2015.

For more information or to submit, please

We look forward to reading your submissions!


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We encourage emerging playwrights to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights. An applicant’s status as an emerging playwright is evaluated during the adjudication process.

One playwright will be selected to receive:
• A grant in the amount of $7,500
• A one-season (September – June) artistic residency at New Dramatists, Inc. in New York City (For Award recipients living outside of the New York metro area, your on-site residency can be adapted according to your schedule with reimbursement provided for transportation costs to/from New York)
• Inclusion of your script in New Dramatists’ library
• Advocacy for the recipient and their script to New York and National theatre communities for the duration of the fellowship
• Mentorship from a New Dramatists resident playwright for the duration of the fellowship
• Opportunity for winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc.

• All candidates must be United States citizens or have permanent resident status.

• Eligible playwrights must not have had any professional full-length productions other than those using the showcase code or in an off-off-Broadway theater with 99 or fewer seats.

(If your show used a higher contract tier than the showcase code, you are not eligible to apply. If your 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.)

Development opportunities such as readings and workshops are admissible.
You must submit one unpublished, full-length play (A full-length play is a single play that constitutes a full evening of theater. For example, a 90-minute intermissionless play is a full-length play.)
• There is no restriction on subject matter
• Story, language, and characters must be original; no adaptations.
• May not have received a professional production as defined above


Submission Window: March 1-March 31, 2015 6PM EST

To begin your application, click on the “Begin Application.” 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 permanent resident.

2. Fill in your full name, address, and phone number.

3. Upload your bio, resume, or CV.

4. Upload One Full-Length Works (Plays and/or Books to Musicals) (The following files may be used: txt, pdf, doc, docx, rtf).

5. Upload your Personal Statement.

6. Should you wish to submit a letter of recommendation, enter the name and email of your reference. An email containing a link to upload their letter of recommendation will be sent directly to them.

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 6:00 (EST) p.m. on March 31, you may not alter your application in any way.

If you have any questions, please email us.

Free theater in San Diego: SISTERS IN THE SYSTEM

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Sisters in the System
by Tori Rice
Directed by Peter Cirino
Recommended for Ages 16+

Public Performances
Wednesday, March 25 & Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm
Free, Reservation Requested
RSVP to or (858) 384-2970

VIP Performance
Thursday, March 26 (by invite only; space is limited) - Reception at 6:30pm; Performance at 7:30pm

San Diego State University Experimental Theatre
5500 Campanile Drive, San Diego, CA 92182
(See Directions and Parking Information Below)

Sisters in the System is an immersive theatre piece about two girls navigating juvenile court, addressing issues of sibling separation, court appearances, reunification, and group home placement. Tori Rice interviewed students, judges, CASAs, attorneys, social workers, family members and many others. The resulting play is a fictionalized account of those interviews, offering a 360 view into the almost comical complexity and confusion encountered by juveniles in the foster care and court systems. The play was originally produced with great success last summer in the mock courtroom at Cal Western School of Law.

This is the third year of collaboration between Playwrights Project and SDSU, bringing two departments together at the University (Theatre, Television and Film and Guardian Scholars) through Playwrights Project’s programTelling Stories. Adapting the play to a university theatre setting provides an opportunity for students in different departments to collaborate and build empathy as the students (on stage and in the audience) learn about the challenges faced by college students who have had to navigate a "system."

Playwrights Project is a nonprofit corporation advancing literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.

The SDSU School of Theatre, Television, and Film provides high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students that emphasizes excellence in the arts and technology, grounded in conceptual and historical foundations.

The SDSU Guardian Scholars Program assists previous foster youth, wards of the court, students under legal guardianship, and unaccompanied homeless youth by providing a comprehensive, highly supportive program to help them earn a college degree.

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Please RSVP by calling (858) 384-2970 or emailing

Slingshot New Works Series Season 2 Episode 2: 'Sci-fi'!

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The Slingshot New Works Series is proud to announce that we are officially OPEN for submissions for Season 2 Episode 2: 'Sci-fi'! We are looking for short plays that are sci-fi themed for an evening of high-quality staged readings in May at the Spitfire in Seattle.

Submission guidelines are as follows
--please be sure to follow all criteria in order to have your play considered!
1. All scripts must feature a “sci-fi” theme/element- you interpret that is up to you!
2. All scripts must be 20 pages or less (no min. page count), not counting your title/character breakdown page. 

3. All scripts must be your own original work (parodies are great, not plagiarism.)

4. All scripts must be unpublished and previously unperformed--we're all about totally new works here at The Slingshot New Works Series.

5. All scripts must be blinded - be sure to remove your name from any part of your script (title page, page margins, and file extension alike) and submit them alongside a separate document containing your name and contact info.
- Any plays that are not blinded will be automatically disqualified.
- You will retain all copyright to any work you send us- but the reading committee will only be given the blinded scripts, in order to assure no internal biases or unfair advantages.

7. Email both your play and your cover sheet to Roland via;


8. Submissions are due by 11:59PM on March 30th.

8. PDF or DOC(x) submissions are preferred; contact Roland if you will need to submit in an 

alternative format and we'll work something out.

Playwrights at any level of experience are encouraged to submit, as are playwrights from around the world!

Chosen writers will be contacted by April 7. 

Please feel free to email us if you have any questions! 

We can't wait to hear from you all!

Kiki Penoyer, Literary Manager
The Slingshot New Works Series (a STAGEright Program)

Chagrin Valley Little Theatre 10-10 Festival

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CVLT began the biennial 10-10 Festival in 2009, putting out the call for short plays to be performed at its River Street Playhouse, the smaller venue adjacent to the main theater building. Ten plays would be chosen, each lasting roughly ten minutes. The first 10-10 that July was a resounding success, receiving submissions from all over Northeast Ohio and beyond. The second and third editions were equally a hit. Now The 10-10 is back for its fourth edition!

Play Submission Guidelines

The play selection team is now accepting script submissions for consideration! If your submission is chosen, your play will be performed tentatively in July 2015, at the River Street Playhouse a "black box" environment which seats approximately 65 patrons. 

Playwrights whose scripts are chosen will be contacted early in 2015.
Plays must be postmarked/emailed no later than April 1, 2015.
You must be 18 years or older to submit a script.
Scripts must be complete. Scenes from a full-length production or from other works cannot be accepted.
Your show should have an estimated production "running time" of 10-12 minutes.
Your script must be original – CVLT will not accept responsibility for copyright violations.
Please include a cover page which details your contact information - ensure all contact information is current.
Please do not include your name on any pages beyond the title page, as our committee will be reading the plays 'blind'.
You may submit no more than 2 scripts under your authorship.
CVLT reserves the right to choose directors for each play. You may not direct your own production.
CVLT cannot compensate you for your submission, nor will you receive compensation if your script is chosen for production.

Send your hard-copy submission to the address below:
Do not send your only copy of the script, as no script can be returned.

CVLT 10-10 Festival
Attn: Cindee Catalano
40 River Street, Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Scripts may also be submitted via email to (PDF or MS Word accepted.)

For more information, email and we will forward your queries to the production team. Good luck!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Theatre Conspiracy New Play Contest

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Submission fee waived for members of the Dramatists Guild.
17TH ANNUAL NEW PLAY CONTEST Theatre Conspiracy will be accepting submissions for its Seventeenth Annual New Play Contest between November 2014 and March 30, 2015. All works submitted will be read and judged by a panel of qualified theatre teachers, directors and performers.

Script Parameters: Work submitted to the contest must be a full length play with seven actors or less and have simple to moderate technical demands. Plays having up to three previous productions are welcome. No musicals, we are a tone deaf theatre company!.

Remuneration: First place: $700.00 and full production. However, it is our goal to produce more than one entry each year.

Submission Guidelines: 1. Send complete script to Theatre Conspiracy Inc. 10091 McGregor Blvd. Ft. Myers, FL 33919 or send via e-mail

2: Include Biography of the Playwright and character breakdown.

3: If you would like to have the script returned include SASE. If not include an SASE for results.

4: Include a non-refundable administrative fee of $5.00. Make checks payable to Theatre Conspiracy (DO NOT MAIL CASH). Entry fee waived for members of The Dramatists Guild (Please provide proof of membership).

5. Deadline for submissions is postmark date of March 30, 2015. Please do not spend $20 to overnight or second day your script! Save your money!!!!

6. One entry per playwright per year please. Send your best script.

Contact: Bill Taylor: Artistic Director 239-936-3239

Pride Films and Plays: Call for Sapphic Scripts

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Members of the Dramatists Guild and PFP Writers Network may submit one script exempt from the entry fee. 
Has anybody "scene " my gal?

We'll give it to you straight: Pride Films and Plays is queer to recruit you. If you're a woman who writes, we want you to write about women for the LezPlay (formerly Women's Words) Contest or for our Mainstage Series.

Allow us to LGBT cue you in…

Mainstage Series

Pride Films and Plays is seeking plays with lesbian characters, situations, or themes. Preferred cast size of 1-6 for production in an intimate space - Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Chicago, for example. Both new and previously produced plays will be accepted, though we prefer works that have not been previously produced in Chicago.

Email a PDF of your full-length play with playwright contact information, resume, script synopsis, and production history (if applicable) to by April 30, 2015. There is no fee to submit.

LezPlay Contest

LezPlay enhances the visibility and advances the viability of women who write plays. LezPlay not only advocates for more dyke drama; it honors excellence in scripts written by women in which lesbian characters and themes - past, present, and future - play a pivotal role.

We're on the lookout for new work, specifically Sapphic-centric narratives with a positive outlook. We want stories that elevate and celebrate us, refine and redefine us. We want to introduce audiences to women whose writing reflects, resonates with, and is relevant to their lives. We want stories that have a broad appeal, stories that will enable us to reach individuals of all ages and in all stages of life. And we want audiences to have a gay old time.

We are seeking scripts from women of all stripes and types: the lesbophile, the boi next door, the good-bi girl. Regardless of how you identify (or ident-defy) and even if your identity is not queer-cut, if your script puts the "out " in outstanding, then make a play for our attention.

From March 15 to May 1, we welcome submissions of short and full-length scripts from women. Only scripts that have not been professionally produced are eligible.

Scripts will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Past judges include Fawzia Mirza, Kelli Simpkins, Ali Hoefnagel, Angela Alise Johnson, Tara Mallen, Rebecca Kling, and Carolyn Gage.

Up to five finalists will be selected in each category (Full-Length Plays and Short Scripts). The scripts that receive the highest recommendation from our reading panel, and that best align with the mission of LezPlay, will be presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which will take place in Chicago September 11-13. Writers whose work is selected for presentation will earn a cash prize ($400 for full-length scripts, $100 for shorts). In addition, LezPlay finalists in the Full-Length Plays category automatically receive production consideration for the Mainstage Series.

To enter LezPlay, you will need to complete the online entry form at FilmFreeway ( and also submit your script (with NO identifying information on it) to LezPlay Literary Manager Allison Fradkin at Entry fee is $10 if script is received by March 31. Entry fee is $20 if script is received by April 15. Entry fee is $30 if script is received by May 1. To make the final deadline, scripts must be received by 11:59 pm Central Time on May 1, 2015. 

Members of the Dramatists Guild and PFP Writers Network may submit one script exempt from the entry fee.

Writers may enter as many scripts as desired, but each entry form can be accompanied by only one (1) script. Each additional entry will require a separate entry form and separate entry fee. Only one free application may be submitted. If submitting a second script, there is a $10 discount for the second entry fee. The full entry fee is due for all entries made after that.

Any woman in her "write" mind would submit. And we hope you do, because we here at Pride Films and Plays really need our Sapph-fix.

Categories/tags: 10-minute plays, Dramatists Guild, festival, full-length plays, grants/awards, LGBT, one-act plays, readings, short plays, submission guidelines, women-only

27th Annual JETFest

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$15 non-refundable submission fee.
This fee will be waived for members of the Dramatists Guild. 
How to join the Dramatists Guild

For those submitting digitally – the $15 fee cannot be waived, and may be mailed separately or processed by contacting the theatre.

Entry must be a full length original work or adaptation with a minimum running time of 85 minutes that has not been published prior to the festival in 2016. Cast size of 7 or less is preferred. Staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.

Submissions will be accepted January 1 through June 30, 2015 (checked by postmark or time stamp).

Submit a blind copy of your script, securely bound, typed in standard play format, with pages numbered. Include a list of characters/descriptions, scene breakdown, and a brief synopsis of your play. Your script(s) should be accompanied by a cover letter, including playwright contact information (name, address, phone number, e-mail address) and resume. Musicals must include a demo CD. If applicable, also submit a photocopy of your Dramatists Guild membership card.

The acceptable electronic format is an Adobe PDF file.

Please note that entries that do not comply with our guidelines will not be accepted. If you would like your script returned, please include a SASE. Script evaluations will not be provided.

The playwright gives the Jewish Ensemble Theatre permission to photocopy scripts for reading/ production purposes. Should your script be selected as one of the 4 finalists, you are encouraged to attend the two readings and talkbacks.

The four finalists award the Jewish Ensemble Theatre the option to produce any of the finalist plays as part of its main stage season. Finalists must acknowledge the Jewish Ensemble Theatre if/when script is published.

Each of the four finalists will receive a $500 honorarium. No other expenses will be paid.

Each entry is guaranteed a minimum of 2 evaluations. The committee narrows down the entries to 15 – 20, which are then read by the entire committee who selects the 4 finalists.

Finalists will be notified no later than December, 2015.

Mail: Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Jet Fest
6600 West Maple Rd.,
West Bloomfield, MI 48322.


Christopher Bremer, Executive Director

The Playwright/Submitter agrees (by submission) to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Jewish Ensemble Theatre, its Adjudicators, Board of Directors and volunteers from any and all damages, liability, and claims, arising from the submission, production or elimination/disqualification of their submitted work.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

9Thirty Theatre Company submission guidelines

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9Thirty Theatre Company (9TTC) accepts submissions from March to May each season. Please note that due to our small staff we are unable to respond to submissions that are not accepted. Please adhere to the guidelines below. Send submissions in either a .doc or .pdf format to In respect of our commitment to the environment please do not mail submissions to our office.


9TTC produces works that incorporate environmental issues as part of the part, characters, or theme. We are uniquely dedicated to Eco Theatre, connecting humanity and nature, in various forms.

We accept original one acts, and full length plays and musicals.

We do not accept one-person shows, children's shows, screenplays, or works without environmental themes. 9Thirty Theatre Company also does not produce works that have already been produced in New York City.

To have your work considered, please submit the following as one file:
• cover letter, including your contact information
• brief synopsis of piece (500 words or less)
• character descriptions
• 20 page dialogue sample
• brief production history of the work (if applicable)
• bio for yourself and any other collaborators
• if submitting a musical, please include at least 3 recorded demo tracks

To be considered for 9TTC's all submissions must be received by midnight on May 31st.

For Visual Artists

We are accepting pieces for display in our lobby at performances, from visual artists of all mediums whose work is in concert with our mission. This may include art made from found objects, sustainable materials, non-toxic and eco-friendly products, etc.

About Project Proposals

Please include the project name, history and plan of action, project description (please include what your work is exploring or a synopsis), and any research you have done.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New York New Works Festival Now Accepting Submissions

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NYNW is a play competition in which the audience and the NYNW Panel of elite Broadway Producers, Emmy award winners and leading industry professionals cast their votes with the audience to select the best play of the season. Plays move from the 1st Round to the Semi-Finals and then to the Finals.

  • The playwright of the winning play, contingent upon abiding by the festival rules, receives $500.00 and the opportunity to have their play aired on a local media outlet.
  • NYNW (Aug. & Sept. 2015) is seeking NEW one act or short works plays for our 2015 New York New Works Theatre Festival. We are searching for engaging new work that is commercially viable. NYNW is a showcase for comedies, musicals, and dramas told with an original voice and compelling storytelling.
  • Two to three plays from each evening will be selected to go on to the semi-final rounds.
  • Five to six plays from the semi-final rounds will be selected to continue to the final round.
  • All projects should have a beginning, middle, and an end (no excerpts without a full story). NYNW will not consider submissions over 30 minutes in length.
  • Playwrights may submit up to two plays per year for consideration.
  • NYNW welcomes, plays, musicals, and solo shows.
  • There is no submission fee.
Email submissions to:


Opera script writer wanted

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Deadline: April 1, 2015

New York Opera is looking for a script writer to update a shortened version of the opera Carmen in English. We are working with an Italian director, who has translated his version into English but it needs to be contemporized and the dialogue must be greatly improved. 

If interested, please contact Maariana at Thanks!

Emerging Playwrights Contest

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The Dennis & Victoria Ross Foundation (DVRF) and OHenry Productions are pleased to announce the first annual Emerging Playwrights Contest. The play contest is intended to identify and encourage talented playwrights who have not yet achieved commercial success and whose work accordingly deserves a wider audience. Over time, we believe this new play contest will serve the broader educational purpose of bringing new and challenging work to the attention of the public.
The Prize

A winning piece will be selected by representatives of DVRF and OHenry Productions and will receive a staged reading in New York City. Consideration will thereafter be given towards further development of the work.

There is no entry fee. To submit your work, please see the instructions below.

Submission Guidelines
(1) We are seeking full-length plays only. While there is no strict minimum or maximum page limit, our suggestion is that submissions be no shorter than 30 pages.
(2) Submissions must be written in English, and must not have had a previous fully staged production. No play that is currently under option is eligible to win. Submissions that have been previously developed or which formerly were under option must be accompanied by a brief summary of the play’s developmental history.
(3) No musicals or dance pieces will be considered at this time.
(4) Only one submission per playwright/writing team.
(5) To ensure an impartial selection process, we ask that the playwright’s name only be included on the cover page.
(6) The play must be original or based on material which the author has previously been afforded the rights to. Please only submit your own work.
(7) Playwrights must be citizens or residents of the United States.
(8) The winning script will receive a reading in NYC during the Spring/Summer of 2015. The author is responsible for his or her travel arrangements. These dates are subject to change as necessary.
(9) In order to give each submission the attention it deserves, and ensure a timely selection process we can only guarantee eligibility to the play contest for the first 200 scripts we receive. Should your script be received after we have hit the 200 cap, you will be notified and placed on a waitlist. We will review submissions from the waitlist if time allows, and you will be notified if your script is taken off the waitlist.

Instructions for Submission to the Play Contest

All submissions must be made electronically. Submissions should be PDFs and in standard stage play format. Please include a title page with the playwright’s name, address, phone number and email. Submissions should also include a brief synopsis, and character descriptions. Submissions must be received by 11:59pm on Friday April 10th, 2015 to be eligible for the 2015 play contest. Scripts can be submitted through this form. Submissions may also be emailed Please make the subject of your email “2015 Contest Submission.”

Click here for a full list of Contest Rules (the “fine print”)

Vignettes for the Apocalypse

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Award-winning company, EndTimes Productions, is now accepting submissions for its 7th Edition of Vignettes for the Apocalypse, New York’s oldest and largest Sci-fi/Horror themed theater festival. 

This year’s program will consist of two full-length plays, and three short play collections, to be presented at The Times Square Arts Center, Stage 2, 6/8-6/21, 2015. 

All submissions should fall within the horror, suspense, or sci-fi genre. 

The festival awards “The Serlings”, are determined by popular vote, with the author of the winning short play receiving $200. 

The author of each full-length will receive a $100 honorarium. 

Because we generally choose one comedy and one drama from amongst the full-lengths, awards are not given in the full-length category. 

We are also accepting radio plays for the launch of a horror/sci-fi themed podcast, to coincide with the festival. 

If you are submitting a radio play, please include, “Radio Play” in the e-mail subject line. 

Multiple submissions from the same author will be accepted, but please send each submission in a separate e-mail. Deadline for submissions is 3/21/15

Please send submissions to:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

THE SEVEN - FUSION's 10th annual short works festival

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NOTE: no submission fee if you submit by snail mail.

THE SEVEN is FUSION's 10th annual short works festival.
The 2015 theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".


Important dates:
April 8, 2015:  Postmarked submission deadline.
April 12, 11:59 pm, MST:  Digital submission deadline.
May 1:  Winners announced.
June 4th-14th:  Performance dates.
Location:  The Cell Theatre, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

THE SEVEN is one of the nation's premiere short works festivals.  It features seven fully produced world-premieres, utilizing seven different directors and a professional ensemble cast.  The scripts are read by a jury of theatre professionals (blindly, without any identification of the playwright) and the seven highest scoring scripts will be produced.  The overall Jury Award-winner will receive transportation to and lodging at the festival.  The Audience Choice Award-winner will be announced on June 15.


- Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). 
- Do not use the phrase: "unfinished business" in the script.
- Scripts may be a maximum of 10 pages, in standard playwriting formats.  For digital submissions, only .pdf, .doc and .docx file formats will be accepted.
- THE SEVEN is comprised of world premiere productions.  The script must never have been produced before June 4th, 2015 in order to be accepted.  Scripts that have received public readings only ARE eligible. 
- Scripts must be submitted with:  1. A title page with all playwright contact information, 

2. A title page with only the title of the play.  These should be included as a part of the document file.  These pages do not count against the 10 page script maximum.

- The preferred method of submission is digital, and the process can be accessed below.  There is a $5.00 US submission fee to do so.

- If you wish to submit by standard mail, please send script(s) to the address below.  There is no submission fee if you choose to use this method.  Script pages should be affixed using a single staple or paperclip ONLY. No binders.

- Playwrights can submit a maximum of TWO scripts total.

- There are no age/gender/career, etc. limitations in this submission process.  It is open to ALL, and scripts from anywhere in the world will be accepted.

- If you are submitting a musical, make sure to include a music file on either CD or thumb drive.  You must submit via snail mail.

- Make sure to include your email address.  Once the submissions have been logged-in, you will receive a confirmation email.

or mail to:

Attn:  Submissions
700 1st St. NW
Albuquerque, NM  87102


Submission Call from Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor

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Deadline: March 31, 2015

Theatre Nova in Ann Arbor, Michigan is a brand new, 501C3 non profit theatre launching its first season this year. We focus on new works and most of our season is filled, but another part of our mission is to produce playwrights of color that write stories for actors of color in non-stereotypical roles. This means we do not want to read another play about segregation in the 1960's or another play about Cesar Chavez or another play about 911. We do NOT want actors of color playing drug dealers, criminals, terrorists or slaves. Consider ways in which we can present the experiences of people of color in a way that is universal and speaks about the human condition more than stereotypes or historical conflicts. LGBT characters are greatly appreciated as well. 

For this particular submission, we are accepting full-length plays from writers of color (male or female) with strong, three dimensional roles for actors of color (though there can be white characters in the play as well).  Think of Gina Rodriguez's golden globe speech "This award represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes." Because we are a new theatre, we can have no more than 5 characters in the cast. 

Please include: 
     In the body of the email. 
-A Synopsis 
-A Character Breakdown (include races and ages of characters)
-Set Requirements
-Brief Description of how this play promotes actors of color in a non-stereotypical manner. 

    As an attachment 
-20 page sample of script (any section that shows the best work) 
-Full Script (both as separate attachments. 

Any submissions that do not follow the requirements above will be discarded. We will only respond if we are interested in pursuing your script. Please do not ask if we received your submission or send any other unsolicited follow through. 

Email all requirements to

Best wishes!  

Monday, March 16, 2015

Rover Seconds

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Rover Dramawerks announces our second annual playwriting contest - ROVER SECONDS!

We are seeking FULL-LENGTH comedies or farces that have received ONE full production to be a part of our Sixteenth Season.
  • Submissions will be accepted from March 20 to April 20
  • Only the first 150 full-length plays will be accepted. 
  • Comedies or farces only! No musicals or dramas. 
  • Plays must have been produced ONCE previously but not in the DFW Metroplex. 
  • Plays may not be published. 
  • Playwrights may submit only one full-length play of at least 60 pages. 
  • A cast list and brief synopsis must be included. 
  • Only PDF files will be accepted. 
  • Name and contact info must not appear anywhere on the script (i.e. this is a blind submission process). 
  • Submissions will ONLY be accepted via our website using the form provided.

One full-length play will receive a cash prize of $500 and a full production in Rover Dramawerks’ Sixteenth Season. (No fee.)

Rover Dramawerks performs in a reconfigurable black box theatre that seats 90-130. Please take this into consideration when presenting your work to us for consideration. We also strongly encourage you to check out our website at to see the types of plays we generally produce.

The judges reserve the right not to award prizes or productions if they feel the caliber of plays received does not warrant a winner.

Please note: Rover Dramawerks has moved our 10-minute play contest to later in the year.

FREE THEATER IN NYC: SHAME by Sholeh Wolpé, a reading at the NEW OHIO THEATER

Tuesday March 17, 2015 
154 Christopher Street, NYC 10014 | Twt: @NewOhioTheatre
Our talented cast: Kathryn Kates, Piter Marek, Eric T Miller, Sondra Ward, Rasha Zamamiri, Constance Zaytoun
directed by Caryn West produced by Marc Weitz

VIDEO intro by Sholeh Wolpé

RSVP here. 



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Adirondack Plays is a publishing company with a mission: Connect theater groups with new plays relevant for the 21st century. Adirondack Plays publishes anthologies of new plays so that artistic directors can easily find plays for their particular needs.

We are publishing six anthologies this fall and are searching for new plays of any length that fit in the anthology topic areas. Considered plays can be unproduced of have a long production history; full-length, one-act or shorter; dramas or comedy – but not musicals. Plays submitted by May 15, 2015 will receive full consideration.

Adirondack Plays will pay royalties to the authors based on sales of the anthology. Playwrights retain all the rights with the plays for productions and for future publication.

Adirondack Plays does not publish single editions of plays, all submitted plays must fit into one of the following anthologies:

· Mostly Female - Community Theater throughout the country have the same problem -- more actresses than actors. While most plays have more male than female characters. This anthology will have plays -- both full-length and one-acts -- which have more roles for women (or non-gender specific roles).

· Social Justice - Plays with a cause. The Social Justice anthology will feature plays concerning race, feminism, poverty, wealth inequality, immigration or other issues of social justice.

· LGBTQ - The LGBTQ Anthology will focus on the issues faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and questioning individuals in the 21st century. All types of plays are welcome including romantic comedies, serious drama and everything in between. The only requirement is that non-heterosexuals are the main characters.

· Black Box - Black box plays have very basic technical arrangements, such as limited sets, simple lighting effects, and an intimate focus on the story, writing, and performances rather than technical elements. Plays for Fringe festivals and other experimental theater are encouraged.

· High School One Acts - One act plays are popular for high schools to get more drama students the opportunity to perform. One act plays are also often used in competitions. For this anthology, we are looking one act plays that are appropriate for high schools, meaning no sex and minimal violence. Note: characters are not limited to high school age.

· For Churches - Church theaters are in need of high-quality plays. Adirondack Plays for Churches will focus on plays with messages of love, forgiveness and generosity. Plays do not have to be specifically Christian, but should not contain vulgar language or sexual innuendo. In addition to full-length and one-acts, shorter plays that can be incorporated into worship services will also be accepted.

For more information or to submit a play for consideration please visit