Αρχείο για Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012

Annual short play festival

Posted in Φεστιβάλ on 27 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

Many of you know that the Elephant does an annual short play festival called
LOVE BITES that opens conveniently on Valentines Day every year.  This short
play fest has been an audience favorite for the past ten years.  These

not-so-romantic shorts and dysfunctional comedies deal
with the awkward,
darker and he odd aspects of love when it doesn’t
quite work out…the

«… not for the faint of heart. Superbly acted and ably
directed, these
pieces, whether surreal or true to life, make for a crisp
evening of
outrageous fun.»  – BACK STAGE

We are now accepting
submissions for our 11th edition of LOVE BITES!

The rules:
– Length:
must be no longer than 10 minutes.
– Cast: no restrictions
– Subject
matter: Anything to do with relationships (romantic or otherwise), marriage,
singledom, crushes, infatuation, odd moments between two people, their pets,
food, etc.  We have a wide gap for interpretation.
– Submission: please MAIL
a hard copy.  We will return the copy to you if you include a self addressed and
stamped envelope.
– Because of the large amount of submissions, we will only
contact the playwrights that are selected to be part of our reading/selection
process sometime in November/December.

Elephant Theatre
c/o Cheryl Huggins, Literary Manager
6322 Santa Monica Blvd
Angeles, CA 90038


Posted in Φεστιβάλ on 27 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters
Submit an original play
Guidelines:  Athena Theatre is seeking plays to read in our monthly play reading series. The purpose of this series is to develop new works which explore a new voice, expresses storytelling in an unconventional way, challenges both the artists as well as the audience to think outside of the box. The play may explore views on religion, race, gender, politics, social change, hunger, blindness or disability of any kind. Please note we are only considering full length staged plays at this time with a cast of ten or less, unit set, genre/theme which is of the style of our past productions. From the play reading series, a play will be picked to develop into a staged reading. The staged readings will be performed on a quarterly basis. Please check back to view our staged reading schedule. When submitting please include all of the following:
  • -a brief cover letter stating how you think your play fits our mission statement as well as the how it relates to our past productions.
  • -a one page summary
  • -character breakdown.
We will contact you within one month if we are interested in doing a play reading of your play. The play reading series was developed to explore original work.
E-mail to: Patrick Varon (Literary Manager)

Them’s fightin’ words! Babes with Blades

Posted in Διαγωνισμοί on 24 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

Deadline Feb 28 2013

1. Only FULL LENGTH submissions will be accepted: 75-120 minutes (at least 75 pages) in length. Shorter submissions will not be read or considered. NOTE: Please DO NOT send incomplete submissions, excerpts, or a synopsis.
2. The moments depicted in the images must be dramatized in the play. You may choose to use only 1 of the 2 images, OR both images.
3. Both all-female and mixed-gender casts will be considered. Women must be in most/all of the primary roles. Women must be featured in most/all of the combat.
4. U.S. and international, male and female authors’ submissions will be accepted.
5. All submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the contest’s topic. Previously workshopped, published, or performed submissions will not be considered.
6. The author must observe and adhere to the submission guidelines, below.


University of Hawai’i playwriting contest

Posted in Διαγωνισμοί on 20 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters
Each year Kumu Kahua Theatre co-sponsors a playwriting contest with the University of Hawai’i at Minoa Theatre and Dance Department in its effort to bring new and exciting drama to the stage.
Entries must be postmarked no later than Wednesday, January 2, 2013, to qualify.
Prizes are awarded in three separate categories:
The Hawai’i Prize ($600) is open to residents and non-residents of Hawai‘i; the play must be set in Hawai‘i or deal with some aspect of the Hawai‘i experience.
One prize will be offered in each category. All plays must be original and must not involve adaptation from any copyrighted source. Also, they should not have received previous production in their current form.
This contest, in concert with playwrighting classes at Kumu Kahua Theatre, are part of an ongoing effort to actively develop Hawai‘i’s art and artists.
For more information, see our website: kumukahua.org/our-events/contests, or call the Kumu Kahua Theatre office at 536-4222 to request a flyer giving full details of the contest rules.
The Pacific/Rim Prize ($450) is open to residents and non-residents of Hawai‘i; the play must be set in or deal with the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim, or the Pacific/Asian American experience.

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Full Circle Theatrics

Posted in Ανακοινώσεις on 20 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

Full Circle
Theatrics (Los Angeles) is currently seeking submissions for their upcoming
Monthly Reading Series. Full Circle is committed to further examining the human
condition by producing both revivals and new works which challenge audiences to
question, to think differently, and to explore beyond their comfort zone. They
are accepting submissions of all genres, but plays submitted must be of full
length (no One-Acts at this time) and may not have been produced in Los

Please include a short bio, a character/cast breakdown and a
brief synopsis of the play with each submission. Please note that they
specifically prefer cast sizes of 8 or less. If you would like your script
returned to you, please provide a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope along with
your submission.

Please send submissions to:

Full Circle
El Centro Theatre
804 N. El Centro Ave
Los Angeles, CA

Montana Repertory Theatre Calls For Monologues

Posted in Ανακοινώσεις on 16 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

The University of Montana-based Montana Repertory Theatre will collaborate with the Missoula Art Museum to present “Missoula by Night,” an art exhibit focused on Missoula nightscapes, on Thursday, Nov. 15.
As a part of this event, the Rep will present a series of monologues with a “Missoula by Night” theme. The monologues will be performed at the Nov. 15 event.
Eight monologues will be chosen, and submissions now are being accepted. The monologues must meet the following requirements:
  • Must be no less than one page and no more than two.
  • Must be character driven.
  • Must take place in Missoula at night.
Email submissions to Salina Chatlain, MRT program assistant, at salina.chatlain@umontana.edu by Oct. 15.
Now one of the oldest and most respected touring companies in the country, MRT was established as a professional touring company in 1967, providing professional theatre to Montana and neighboring western states at an affordable cost.  MRT strives to tell the great stories of our world to enlighten, develop and celebrate the human spirit in an ever-expanding community.

Aspiring Playwrights Contest

Posted in Ανακοινώσεις on 16 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

Opportunity Info East Valley Children’s Theatre is searching for aspiring playwrights to become a part of the theatre’s future seasons of performances. Contest rules and prizes are listed below.

* All Plays must be submitted to EVCT no later than March 15, 2013. Must include a cover sheet with name, address, phone number, email address.)
* Plays must be suitable for children to perform for children. (Small casts are not as likely to be chosen for performance.)
* Plays must be one hour to one hour and a half in length. (Shorter plays may be submitted but they will not be considered for production by the theatre as one of its season’s productions.)
* Plays and Musicals must not have been previously performed. They must be original and unpublished.
* Musicals must include a copy of the music in some form, either manuscript or recorded.
* Cash prizes will be given for the first, second and third place entries.
* The first place entry will not only receive a cash prize but also will be produced by East Valley Children’s Theatre in its upcoming season, if it meets all the criteria for performance.
Send entries to: East Valley Children’s Theatre P.O. Box 20514
Mesa, AZ 85277-0514

Science Fiction and/or Fantasy – open submissions

Posted in Διαγωνισμοί on 16 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

A little super goes a long way

It’s easy to save the day when you’re invulnerable, can fly, or can punch through steel. But what if you’re just… really calloused? Or can hover for three seconds? Or can only punch through things made of aluminum?

Oomph: A little super goes a long way explores what it takes to be a superhero with just a little bit of power, where heroes and heroines use their small gifts to great advantage. Sometimes, you don’t need a big lever to move the world.

We welcome and strongly encourage submissions with underrepresented main characters: characters of color, LGBTQ characters, women characters, etc.!


  • Science Fiction and/or Fantasy
  • No existing (i.e. previously published) characters (or parodies)
  • 2000-8000 words (firm)
  • Single-spaced, double-space between paragraphs. Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial, in 12 pt. (Note: Courier is evil.) Use DOC, DOCX or RTF format.
  • No simultaneous submissions. No reprints.


Rights & Compensation

      Crossed Genres Publications takes exclusive worldwide print and digital rights for 1 year, then non-exclusive worldwide print and digital rights for 2 more years.


Payment is a flat $20 USD, plus print and ebook copies of the anthology.


Posted in Φεστιβάλ on 9 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters

Dear Playwright,

You are invited to submit an original 10-minute play to Abingdon Theatre Company’s THE OFFICE REVENGE COMEDIES Benefit Challenge Series. This effort engages artists who support a theatre dedicated to new plays.
Our Office Revenge Comedies Benefit Challenge Series asks you to unleash your creativity by writing a short comedy where a character uses confrontational or non-confrontational acts to inflict harm in return for perceived wrong in the workplace. Be creative! Consider all forms of office revenge: physical retaliation, gossip, manipulation, mind games, workplace deviance (i.e. co-worker backstabbing, cyber-loafing, and harassment). We are especially interested in plays where the retaliator’s actions manipulate existent office procedures, practices or norms to extract their revenge. Blackmail could also work nicely. Keep in mind, payback is sweet when it works and s**ks when it backfires.
We strongly encourage original play submissions that are developed for this presentation.
Using your skills and imagination, write an original play that will be presented as a staged reading on the set of Abingdon’s next production, MARCH MADNESS, by Mike Vogel and directed by Donald Brenner. This new American play opens Abingdon’s 20th Season. The Benefit Challenge Series seeks plays written in any style that reveal a fresh plot, sufficient conflict and a running time of 10 minutes, maximum. Plays are due at midnight on Friday, October 5, 2012. SERIES A performs on Tuesday, October 30, and SERIES B performs on November 11. Are you ready? Here are the guidelines. Please read carefully!
  1. Abingdon presents the play. We provide the actors, directors, stage manager, rehearsal space and the theatre (the 55-seat Dorothy Strelsin Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC). There is no fee or cost to the playwright!
  2. This is also a fundraiser to support Abingdon’s New Play Development Program. ALL participants are donating their time and talent, and HELPING TO RECRUIT AN AUDIENCE. Our goal is to fill every seat in the house! The suggested audience donation is $10.
  3. Each playwright and director will be able to attend the staged reading of their script in designated seating.
  4. Every play gets two performances.
Please make sure you follow all submission requirements.
  1. Your play must adhere to the theme of office revenge.
  2. Your play must be set in an office.Available set pieces are several workstations and chairs. Each station will have a telephone.
  3. Write for a cast of 2-3 actors (any age, race, ethnicity, or gender).
  4. We prefer scripts that can be staged without relying on stage directions. If stage directions are necessary, please keep them to a minimum.
  5. Your script will be presented as a staged reading in accordance with AEA guidelines. Keep production values to a minimum. Costumes are at the discretion of the director and the willing cooperation of the actors. No hand props can be used.
  6. Plays should be in standard script format: 12 point font, 1” margins on all sides, and character names on a separate line. On your title page, please include your contact information (phone, email and address). Be sure to number all pages.
  7. Submit scripts in MS-Word – preferred – or PDF format.
  8. Scripts longer than 10 pages – title and character breakdown pages are not counted – will NOT be considered. Regardless of the number of pages, the running time MUST be no more than 10 minutes!
  9. You may only submit one script for consideration.
  10. Playwrights must attend the staged readings of their play.Please specify your availability for SERIES A (10/30), and/or SERIES B (11/11). If you are available for either slot, let us know that, too!
  11. We encourage you to attend rehearsals, if possible. The schedule will be determined later.
  12. The deadline for script submission is midnight, October 5. Up to 12 scripts will be chosen.
  1. Email your scripts to Bara Swain at Bswain@abingdontheatre.org
  2. Write in the subject line: OFFICE COMEDIES SUBMISSION / Your Name
  3. In the body of the email, send your complete contact information (name, phone, email address) and a one-line summaryof your play as well as your availability (Series A and/or Series B).
  4. You will be contacted regarding your script’s status in mid-October.
If you have any questions, contact Bara Swain or Kim T. Sharp, Co-Producers. For more information on Abingdon Theatre Company, see our website at www.abingdontheatre.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Bara Swain
Kim T. Sharp
Abingdon’s Benefit Challenge Series

Comedic sketches

Posted in Φεστιβάλ on 9 Σεπτεμβρίου, 2012 by newriters
Deadline: December 31, 2012
Material type: Comedic sketches, songs, or sketches with songs
Length: Shorts; recommended length 3-5 minutes (no longer than about 7 minutes) Thunderclap Productions and the creative team behind Death, the Musical are now accepting open submissions from lyricists, book writers, and composers from anywhere in the world. Please direct submissions to submissions(at)thunderclapproductions(dot)com or questions to Aaron Alon, the project’s creative director.
  1. Every sketch/song must be related to some aspect of sex and must be comic.
  2. You may use up to 2 men and 2 women in your sketch/song.
  3. You can write a sketch, a song, or a sketch with a song in it. Songs may include lyrics and music or just lyrics.
  4. Those interested in writing music alone are asked to forward samples of their previous work.
  5. Limit your set requirements to a table and chairs. Keep props to a manageable minimum as well.
  6. Your submission can be up to about 7 minutes in length. Most selected sketches/songs will run 3-5 minutes.
  7. Submissions are due by December 1, 2012. We will announce the selected sketches/songs in March 2013. Writers whose works are included will earn a share of any profits/royalties.
Please follow these instructions to submit:
  1. Submit a script and/or score with your name removed. Include a cover page with the title, a breakdown of characters by gender (e.g., 2m/1w), and a 1-2 line synopsis.
  2. Provide an identical second script and/or score that now also includes your name and contact information.
  3. Please also include a short bio and a performance history of your sketch and/or song if it has been previously performed.
  4. Send all of your files to submissions(at)thunderclapproductions(dot)com with “Sex Musical Submission” as the subject line.
  5. For sending large files, we recommend zipping them and sending them through yousendit.com or a similar service.
Accepted File Types:
  • SCRIPTS or STAND-ALONE LYRICS: pdf, WORD (.doc, .docx, .rtf, .txt), Final Draft (version 7 or below)
  • SCORES: pdf, Finale (.mus)
  • AUDIO: mp3 strongly preferred (other formats may also be accepted)