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University of Houston 10-Minute Play Festival Call for Submissions

16 September 2017

Deadline: October 31, 2017

The University of Houston School of Theatre & Dance is excited to announce our sixth annual 10-Minute Play Festival for spring of 2018.  Nine selected 10-minute plays will receive a production as part of a multi-evening festival, produced in the newly upgraded José Quintero Theatre on the University of Houston campus.  This festival is open to all applicants, amateur or professional.

Submission rules:

  • Scripts will only be accepted during a submission window of August 31 through October 31, 2017. Scripts received outside this window will not be accepted. The name of the winning play will be announced in November.
  • We will accept only one play per playwright.
  • Scripts should fall in the range of 8-12 pages and run roughly ten minutes. (Page count does not include the title page.)
  • Characters in submitted plays should fall between the ages of 16-30 or else there should be no specific restrictions on the ages of the characters.
  • Previously produced plays are not eligible.
  • Musicals and plays for children are discouraged.
  • Submissions will be acknowledged via email, but we do not offer critiques.
  • The winning plays will receive productions in the José Quintero Theatre at the University of Houston in spring of 2018.
  • There is no financial compensation for winning entries.

The submission period closes on October 31, 2017. 

Plays must be submitted via email. There should be no identifiable information in the script. Your email should include all of the following information:

  • play title
  • your name
  • your mailing address
  • your phone number
  • your email address

Email play to:  uhoustonplayfest@gmail.com

Send inquiries to:  uhplayfestquestions@gmail.com

 

Visit the website:  http://www.uh.edu/kgmca//theatre-and-dance/

 

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2017 FELLOWSHIP TO THEOFFICE

1 August 2017

It works like this:

You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with a short email explaining why this fellowship is right for you. Our judges select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2700. The winner gets a private door code to access the space even when staff isn’t here. You wanna write at 2AM on a Wednesday night? The space is all yours. You also get all the other perks of membership including free coffee/tea, Wifi, Aeron workstations and all the peace and quiet you need to get the job done.

theOfficeThis year’s fellowship starts September 1st and goes through February 28th, 2018. It is completely free to enter. The winner will be announced the last week of August. Open to all new/aspiring/up-and-coming writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

This year’s fellowship will be judged by 3 current members of theOffice:

Mark Cullen
A Hollywood vet and longtime member here at theOffice, Mark is the creator of numerous TV shows including Mr. Robinson (with Craig Robinson), Back in the Game (James Caan), HeistGary the Rat(Kelsey Grammer) and Lucky (John Corbett). He also co-wrote the feature Cop Out (with Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan).

Nicole LaPorte
Nicole is a contributing writer for Fast Company magazine, where she writes about entertainment business and technology. She was formerly a Senior West Coast reporter for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, and a monthly columnist for the New York Times Sunday Business section. She’s also the author of The Men Who Would Be King: Moguls, Movies and a Company called DreamWorks.

David Scarpa
David’s screenplay All the Money in the World made the 2015 Blacklist and is currently filming with Ridley Scott at the helm, starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Spacey and Michelle Williams. Other screenwriting credits include The Day the Earth Stood Still (Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Kathy Bates) and The Last Castle (Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo).

Pretty cool, right? Okay, so here’s what we need from you…

  1. An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address. We will contact the winner via email.
  2. In the body of the email, please briefly explain why you want this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it.
  3. A 10 page pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions please. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship@gmail.com by August 8th, 2017. That’s it. You’re done!


theOffice3Some important points to remember:

  • Do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. If you live across town and hate the commute, this isn’t right for you. If you don’t flourish in a quiet space, skip it. We want this to be of major value to the winner. Serious submissions only, please.
  • If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try things out before submitting, please do! We offer a FREE WEEK to all newcomers. Just be sure to call or email us first, on the day, for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here.
  • The fellowship is open to ALL up-and-coming writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, article, etc. We’ll read it all.
  • By “up-and-coming” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For authors, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. This is for new/aspiring/struggling writers only.
  • DEADLINE TO ENTER IS AUGUST 8th, 2017. No submissions accepted past midnight PST.
  • You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free premium membership and is non-transferable.
  • If you have any questions, please either comment here, email theOfficeFellowship@gmail.com or ask us on Twitter: @theOffice_LA. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you with the fellowship, so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with fellowship questions.
  • Current members of theOffice are not eligible.
  • Winner will be notified and announced by August 31st.

This is an opportunity to take your craft and career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to get it done, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

Visit the website:  https://theofficeonlineblog.com/

EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD

2 July 2016

EMERGING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD

NO ENTRY FEE.
Plays MAY HAVE BEEN developed or produced elsewhere, BUT NEVER PRODUCED in New York City. There is no limit to submissions. Subject matter and character variations are open. There is no submission fee. It usually takes up to six months for us to read and process your script. Plays from overseas and throughout the United States are accepted and considered. BUT special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York. No deadline. Year-round submissions accepted. Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage.

Visit the website:  http://urbanstages.org/submissions/

THEATRE OXFORD’S NATIONAL 10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST & ANNUAL FESTIVAL

1 February 2015

http://www.theatreoxford.com

Entry Fees:

$10 (US Dollars) check made to Theatre Oxford–Fee MUST accompany each entry.

Mail entries to:

10 Minute Play Contest

PO Box 1394

Oxford, MS 38655

Deadline is Feb. 15th 2015.

All authors agree to permit Theatre Oxford to produce their contest entry play if the theatre should wish to do so. Authors retain copyright and full ownership of their plays.

-Authors may submit multiple plays, but each play submitted must be accompanied by the submission of an entry fee.

Prizes:

Only the five finalists will be notified of judging results. All plays are judged blind.

-Five finalists will be chosen. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the LW Thomas Award of $1,000 and a production of the winning script.

Description:

10 MINUTE PLAY CONTEST– ENTRY RULES

-Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible.
-The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than ten pages.
-Play should have 2-4 characters and minimal props and costumes.

-Assemble script as follows:
-TWO COPIES OF THE PLAY.
-Optional cover letter.
-A title page with the play’s title, author’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. THIS IS THE ONLY PLACE THE AUTHOR’S NAME SHOULD APPEAR.
-The second page should contain a cast of characters and time and place information. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TITLE ON THIS PAGE.
-The third page will be the first page of the script. The other pages of the play follow.
-NAME OF THE PLAY AND PAGE NUMBERS ON EVERY PAGE, starting with the first page of the script.

-Staple or paperclip the play. DO NOT use binders or folders of any kind. Plays cannot be returned. Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want assurance that your play was received.

Contact Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Meaghin Burke, Contest Director, at theatreoxford@gmail.com

Visit website for details: http://www.theatreoxford.com/#!10-min-rules/cejw

 

NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 3 Call for Entries

19 April 2014

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

NEXT ACT! is an expansion of Capital Repertory Theatre’s commitment to the development of new work, and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” The NEXT ACT! New Play Summit 3 takes place November 1– 3, 2014 and will feature readings of two never-before produced plays, and special events throughout the weekend.
theREP is particularly interested in scripts that showcase world events as they impact the individual and society, highlighting the common threads that bind the American culture together in a world that is defined more and more by diversity. The theatre will give preference to character driven scripts that showcase technology’s impact on humanity.
Accepting full length plays only.
Multi-cultural and ethnically diverse pieces welcome.
Comedy and Drama welcome!
(Please do not submit plays about the theatre.)
ELIGIBILITY
Eligible 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 – Sunday June 1, 2014
HOW TO SUBMIT
Plays: Playwrights should submit a synopsis, character descriptions and the first 10 pages of their play with a photo/resume and bio.
Email your submission to Margaret Hall, Assistant to the Artistic Director, at mhall@capitalrep.org with NEXT ACT SUBMISSION in the subject line.
A small stipend and limited travel available for playwrights selected.
Electronic submissions preferred.
PLAYS SELECTED:
Two plays will be selected to have readings (with an eye towards a potential future production) during the annual 3-day summit, which takes place November 1 – 3, 2014. Like last years How Water Behaves is being produced as part of Capital Repertory Theatre’s 2014-15 Season.
theREP is a professional LORT D theatre, established in Albany in 1981.

Visit the website:  http://www.capitalrep.org/news/2014-04/next-act-new-play-summit-3-call-entries

Call for your best 10 pages: theOffice Annual Fellowship – LA WRITERS ONLY

4 March 2014

Fee: None

Due Date: March 15th, 2014

Winner Announced: Last week of March 2014

We are once again offering a FREE 6-MONTH FELLOWSHIP to theOffice. theOffice is a quiet, communal workspace in Brentwood, CA. Our members get free coffee & tea, wifi, Aeron chairs and peace of mind, all in the company of likeminded writers.

The fellowship works like this:

You send us a sample of your best piece of writing along with why you want this. We select one winner who will receive 6 months of free 24/7* access to the space. This is equivalent to a Premium Membership, the highest level of membership we offer, worth upwards of $2500. Winner gets his/her own door code to the space with the ability to come and go even when staff isn’t here.

The fellowship starts April 1st and goes through September 30th 2014. Contest is open to all new/aspiring/struggling writers who are looking to kick their productivity into overdrive. Think of this as your very own writer’s retreat right here in the city.

And here’s what we need from you:

An email with your contact information: Full name, phone, and email address.

In the body of the email, please explain why you need this fellowship and what you hope to gain from it. (200 words or less, please)

A 10 page .pdf writing sample of your work. Attach this to the email. Your best 10 pages. Do not submit pages that need to be set up or explained. Send 10 pages that stand alone. Only pdf submissions. All other attachments will be deleted.

Email to: theOfficeFellowship(at)gmail(dot)com by March 15, 2014. That’s it. You’re done!

Some important points to remember:

The field is open to ALL new writers. Submit 10 pages of your screenplay, play, short story, novel, memoir, poem, etc. We’ll read it all.

By “new writers” we mean you can have no feature film credits as a writer on IMDb (short films are okay) and no more than 1 hour of television credit as a writer on IMDb. For fiction writers, we just want to make sure you’re not someone with a three book deal and money to spare. Key words here are new/aspiring/struggling.

You must have sole writing credit for the sample pages you submit. This fellowship is for one (1) free membership and is non-transferrable.

If you have any questions, please comment here or email the fellowship gmail address listed above. theOffice staff will NOT be able to assist you so please DO NOT call, email, or drop by theOffice with questions.

If you’ve never been to theOffice and would like to try it out before submitting, please do! You’re welcome to do the free WEEK PASS. Just be sure to call first for availability. Contact info here. More photos of the space here. Again, staff will not handle contest queries.

Lastly, and importantly, do your research on theOffice. Don’t submit if you’re not local, if you’re not sure you’ll be available, if you don’t like writing in a room with others. We want this to be of major value to the winner. Serious submissions only please.

This fellowship is an opportunity to take your craft and your career to the next level. If you are looking for a place to be inspired, a place to write with the big guns, a place to GET IT DONE, submit now. We look forward to reading your work!

*theOffice is closed to ALL members Mondays 6PM-11PM, Saturdays 8AM-10AM, Sundays 8AM-10:30AM due to outside rentals. Otherwise, the space is yours.

Last Call! Red Theater Playwriting Competition 2013: Deadline: October 31, 2013

25 October 2013

ARTISTIC CRITERIA

We are looking for work that is THEATRICAL and PERSONALTheatrical means a work that could only be fully realized in a theater. It should take full advantage of the temporal and connective nature of human performers interacting with a living audience.

Personal means that the work uniquely and vividly wrestles with the dualities present in the human condition. For example: that we are alive but will die; that the more knowledge we have, the more foolish we feel.
Please surprise us with difficult ideas, impossible stagings, and a powerful heart.

GUIDELINES

1) The play needs to be at least 60 minutes running time and no longer than 120.
2) The play can not have received a professional production.
3) Adaptations are accepted as long as the author has complete rights.
4) The play should be written in, or translated into, the English language.
5) We can only accept one submission per playwright.
6) Please submit your play as a PDF to the following email: scripts-at-redtheater.org
7) Please ensure your script includes a list of characters and that the pages are numbered.
8) In the interests of impartiality, please do not include your name anywhere on the script (or in the PDF title). Please provide your contact details in the email only.

DEADLINE

Deadline for submissions: October 31st, 2013.

Winners and a shortlist will be announced on or before January 31, 2014.

Performances of selected material will occur during the Red Theater main-stage performance running in March 2014

More information about the company and competition, including past winners, can be found here:

Last Call! THE 2nd Annual JCC METROWEST JEWISH PLAYWRITING CONTEST – Deadline: November 1st, 2012

26 October 2012

Carol Berman, Director of the Arts at JCC MetroWest and David Winitsky, Artistic Director of the Jewish Plays Project are excited to announce the return of their competition for full-length plays dealing with contemporary Jewish themes. Using a curated jury process followed by a series of live selection events, the Contest will give equal voice to Jewish audiences and artists in creating Jewish theater for the 21st Century.

IMPORTANT NOTE: THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ARTISTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS, DENOMINATIONS, FAITHS, CREEDS, RELIGIONS and other IDEALS. We believe that Jewish identity and culture are specific manifestations of universal human cravings for spiritual, ethical, moral and worldly joy. “Matrilineal descent” is neither important nor necessary.

ELIGIBILITY: Full-length plays that deal with contemporary Jewish themes that have never been produced in New York City. The following must be true of a submitted play:

1. It is not a Yiddish play.

2. It is not a Holocaust play. (We have a separate category for those. See http://www.jewishplaysproject.org/shoah)
3. It contains significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.
4. It does NOT fall into the beloved category of “ethnically stereotypical comedy” (No ‘Yiddishemammeh” plays, no “My Afternoon With Bubbe”, no “Jewtopia”)
5. It has not had a full production in the NY Metro region.
6. It is NOT a musical (plays with music may apply).

SUBMISSION: Entries are due by November 1 at 6 pm. There is NO fee to apply, but there is a one (1) submission per person rule. Plays that were submitted to the 2012 Contest ARE eligible.

For the full Contest RFP, visit: www.jewishplaysproject.org/jpc

Or contact:

David Winitsky, Artistic Director: david@jewishplaysproject.org

THE PRIZE: The winning plays will be developed in the spring of 2013 by a company of stellar actors, directors and designers. During the JPP’s OPEN Residency in June, 2013, a final New York City Contest will be held, with the ultimate winner continuing directly on to a 2-week workshop and 2 performances.

ABOUT THE JEWISH PLAYS PROJECT: The Jewish Plays Project puts bold, progressive Jewish conversations on world stages. The JPP’s innovative and competitive development vehicle invests emerging artists in their Jewishidentity; engages Jewish communities in the vetting, selecting and championing of new voices; and secures mainstream production opportunities for the best new plays.

www.jewishplaysproject.org