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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


February’s Special Opportunity


The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) Deadline Extension Plus Discount!
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The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) is currently gathering projects for its sixteenth season. The MITF is the third-largest theatre festival in New York City. It also has the biggest ratio of paid, professional staff to participants. It's a comfortable place to preview your work, whether you're new to producing or have commercial ambitions. (Last year 4 MITF alumni shows were playing Off-Broadway simultaneously!) And our Midtown location can't be beat for access to industry and general theatregoers!
There's no application fee. If your project is accepted, there's a participation fee of $600 ($999 for Equity showcases) for full-length plays and musicals. In exchange for your participation fee, the Festival offers a unique array of benefits unmatched by any other theatre festival in NYC:
• Twenty hours FREE rehearsal time, plus severely discounted additional time
• FREE showcase insurance
• FREE external storage (availability permitting)
• FREE marketing consultation, with E-mail followup
• No side letter with Equity, so no hidden costs
• COMPS for all festival participants to each others' shows
• Five production photos taken by our publicity staff


In addition to full-length plays and musicals, opportunities exist in our Commercial Division (for productions with commercial ambitions), the Short Subjects division (for shows of 60 minutes or less), the Short Play Lab (2 programs of 10-minute plays), Cabaret MITF (our well-received cabaret series), and the new Next Generation Program (an outreach to recruit, nurture, and showcase work by students from colleges and acting schools). Questions? Please visit our website www.midtownfestival.org for in-depth information about script submission and production guidelines. More questions? Reach out to us at midtownfestival@gmail.com.




Extended deadline for #StageOpps Readers: March 13, 2015
Once accepted, receive a **10% discount on the participation fee!


Email submissionoppscode@gmail.com for submission instructions to receive the extension and discount!


Project Submissions
13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (July 6-19, 2015; New York, NY) - All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival will occur July 6-19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Thanks to the generosity of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants, and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through Performance Art, Dance, Theatre, Video, Film, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more! Deadline: March 22, 2015 ($25 Late Fee)


Thespis Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - All Genres of shows are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Click here for how to submit: thespisnytheaterfestival.com. Festival runs from June 15 thru August 31, 2015. Non-Union and AEA shows accepted. No fees required to submit your play. This is a long festival (12 weeks) that allows all shows: Prime performance times, amazing awards, the opportunity for all festivals cast and crew members to attend every show in the festival for free, special professional guidance for playwrights staging their first show to help them make their performance a success, answers to all questions in a matter of hours and most often by the festival’s founders, and knowledgable staff, including a professional lighting and sound system to add color, depth and unexpected elements to each scene, a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projections system and expert technical guidance on how to paint the mood of your play. You’ll get a five-hour tech rehearsal just before your first performance instead of being rushed within a tech time that is merely double your show’s run time, free box office management/venue handling during performances, storage for your props and set pieces during the length of your run, free use of props and set pieces owned by the theater (an incredible collection- not just chairs and rehearsal blocks, but real furniture), saving you transportation time and money, and an extremely low participation fee. For more info, and to submit, visit http://thespisnytheaterfestival.com/thespis-theater-festival-venus-adonis/. Deadline June 1, 2015


Elevator Music 2: Performative or Installation Proposals Vintage Elevator Installation @ Gallery Aferro 2nd Floor (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Musicians, poets, artists and performers are invited to submit proposals for public presentation usage of a lovingly refurbished, decommissioned vintage elevator on permanent installation at Gallery Aferro. The elevator is 45” deep, 53” wide, 83.5” tall, and has been repainted with historically appropriate green color scheme inclusive of the original deco motifs in gold and yellow. There is lighting and a working scissor gate. All of the original brass controls have been restored. It has been appraised by an elevator expert as being a very early Otis model based on single digit model number, and dates from Newark’s era of ornate retail environments. The scale and siting of the elevator means that proposals could be for intimate audiences of as few as 1-3 people at a time, or for amplified performances shared with a larger audience via live-streaming, projections, or other means. Proposals may incorporate usage of our main gallery, located one floor down from the elevator site. The elevator space is dynamic, small, and intimate. It lends itself to innovative and experimental types of performance or presenting and we are open to any type of content within the space. All the submission fees from these proposals will be used exclusively to support Gallery Aferro’s Community Based Recording Studio as part of our expansion. Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Elevator” (Example: Smith, Jane – Elevator) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc) Every submission\proposal must include: 1) CV\resume 2) Artist Statement 3) Brief statement about the specific work you propose to be part of the publication. 4) Work Samples: up to10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube or vimeo links 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm EST
Solo Show Performance Proposals (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Artists who would like to have a solo exhibition during Spring 2016 are invited to submit bodies of work for consideration. Artist’s who have never had a solo show before are especially encouraged to apply. Selected artists will receive a solo exhibition in Gallery Aferro’s main gallery, a 2,147 sq ft space with street-view windows and high ceilings. Artists working in any media worldwide are eligible to apply. Please consider how your proposal will utilize the entire space, including the street-view platform, which is 10×30 feet. The exhibition includes a humble stipend, opening and closing reception promoted and hosted by Gallery Aferro, and a printing of 5000 post cards for the show. Proposal fees help support artist stipends. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need from us. If the art requires any technology or special hardware, please let us know what you will provide and\or what you want the gallery to provide. Whatever technology you can provide will greatly help. How To Submit: Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Solo” (Example: Smith, Jane – Solo) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). Every submission\proposal must include: 1) A CV\resume 2) Artist Statement 3) Brief statement about the specific work you propose to show with us. 4) Work Samples: Up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and The Arts Guild of New Jersey. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm EST
Script Submissions
Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL) – Seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in our fascinating and complicated contemporary world. They are interested in plays exploring important, challenging, and crucial social issues that affect our lives today; comedies and dramas welcome. Plays with 6 actors or fewer preferred, and they are interested in one-person shows. 7 new works will be presented as readings, and one or more may go on to be developed in a workshop or full production. Playwrights receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Plays must not have received more than 2 professional AEA productions, must not have received a Broadway or Off-Broadway production or an Orlando production in current form, and must not be published. Submit cover letter, bio, one-page synopsis, ten pages of dialogue from the play, character breakdown, and author name and contact info on the cover letter. Do not submit full script unless requested. NOTE: No electronic submissions. NO FEE. Mark Routhier, Associate Director of New Play Development, PlayFest – The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 East Rollins St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32803,http://www.orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/playfest/submit.html. Deadline: March 2, 2015


Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (Cedar City, UT) – Seeking full-length (80-120 minutes) character-driven American comedies. Musicals accepted; plays should not be overtly political. Plays must be original and may not have been professionally produced. Up to 3 scripts will be selected for a staged reading during the festival, and may be considered for full production in a future season. Winning playwrights will be invited to be part of the staged reading process; a stipend to offset lodging and travel costs will be offered. Submit online, through website. FEE: $25 (no critique); $55 (with critique). Neil Simon Festival, New Play Contest, PO Box 83, Cedar City, UT 84721, newplays@simonfest.org, http://www.simonfest.org/new-play-contest.html. Deadline: March 15, 2015


Gulfport Community Players Script Submissions (Gulfport, FL) - The Gulfport Community Players (Gulfport, Florida) are seeking original one-act plays. Plays selected will be performed during the 15th Annual Summer One-Acts Festival being held July 9-19, 2015. Playwrights are encouraged to submit family-friendly, 5-20 minute plays. Plays should be submitted between February 1 and March 15, 2015. The Players prefer light-hearted comedies and light drama. Scripts must be simple to stage and produce. To enter the competition, send two non-returnable hard copies of the script to: Gulfport Community Players, 1619 49th Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707. Online submissions WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The play reading committee will select between 8 and 10 plays. Playwrights will be notified by the end of April. For additional information and submission guidelines, please visitwww.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org/one-act-play-contest. For answers to specific questions, please email gulfportplayers@yahoo.com. Deadline: March 15, 2015


**Echo Theatre’s Big Shout Out** (Dallas, TX) – An International New Play Contest Giving Voice to Women Playwrights – Women playwrights writing in English are invited to submit one play. Scripts that demand to be performed in a theatrical environment are favoured. There are no limits on cast size or subject matter. For more info: www.echotheatre.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015


The 3rd Annual Collective 10 Minute Play Fest (New York, NY) - The Collective NY seeks submissions for the third annual Collective:10. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully produced Fall run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 3. Plays should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. For more information on The Collective's mission visit: www.thecollective-ny.org. The Collective:10, with its inaugural production in October 2013 followed by the second annual production in 2014, had sold out runs at The McGinn Cazale Theatre and Teatro Círculo theater, respectively and included guest directors such as Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp, Ellen Burstyn, Susan Aston, Greg Naughton, Cassandra Freeman and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Both volumes of the anthology launched with capacity events at the renowned Drama Book Shop in New York City and continue to be bestsellers at the store. The anthologies are also sold worldwide on Amazon. TO REGISTER:  There is a $10 registration fee per submission. Simply go to the registration page, complete the form and make your payment. (If you plan to submit more than one play, you must register each play separately, and receive an unique order number.) An order confirmation email will be sent to you with details for submitting your play. Visit http://www.thecollective-ny.org/3rd-annual-collective10/ to apply. Deadline: March 17, 2015


Sky Blue Theatre International Playwriting Competition (Cambridge, England) – Seeking original plays with a running time between 10-30 minutes from playwrights of all nationalities. Plays must be written in English. Plays must be submitted using a pseudonym. Submit script as a word document by e-mail attachment with title of play in subject line; include a synopsis of no more than 50 words and an entry form (available on website). FEE: £15. Email: anne@skybluetheatre.com, and visit http://skybluetheatre.com/newplays.php to apply. Deadline: March 30, 2015


Theatre Conspiracy Annual Play Contest (Ft. Meyers, FL) - Theatre Conspiracy 10091 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, FL 33919. $700 plus full production. Entry Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members! E-mail: tcnewplaycontest@gmail.com. Complete submission guidelines are available at www.theatreconspiracy.org.
Deadline: March 30, 2015.


McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition (2014-2015 Season, McKinney, TX) – Seeking original, full-length, unproduced and unpublished scripts for eventual full production. No adaptations, translations, musicals, or children’s plays. Plays with casts of eight or fewer preferred. One submission per playwright. NOTE: Electronic submissions only; must be in PDF format and include an entry form (available on website). NO FEE. Email info@McKinneyRep.org, visit http://www.mckinneyrep.org. Deadline: March 31, 2015


The Puzzle Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - The Puzzle Theatre Festival is in its Fifth year and is currently seeking 10-minute plays!  Selected plays will receive staged readings or full productions during the festival week of Monday, June 15 - Sunday, June 21, 2015. Each piece will be assigned a director and cast with professional actors in the NYC area. We look forward to reading your work! If you are interested in submitting your 10-minute play for The Puzzle, download the application located at www.marblechurch.org under the “Connect” tab, which will lead you to The Puzzle page. 1. Mail the application with your 10-minute play to: The Puzzle Theatre Festival, Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th Street, New York, NY  10001. 2. Limit one play per playwright. Deadline: March 31, 2015.


The Arts & Letters Prizes Competition - For each of the four major genres (Seeking original, unpublished one-act plays in English for the Drama Prize), we offer the winner a $1,000 prize. Fiction, Poetry, and Creative Nonfiction winners are published in our Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 issue. The prize-winning one-act play is produced at the Georgia College campus (usually in March.) Our prizes are made possible through the following generous endowments: Dr. Barry Darugar, and Bahram and Fari Atefat. The entry fee is $20. Visit http://artsandletters.gcsu.edu/submit/annual-prize-contest/ to submit online. Deadline: March 31, 2015
No Holds Bard Playwright Competition (Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia) - North Shore Players is accepting submissions from Atlantic Canadian playwrights of Shakespeare-related scripts for its No Holds Bard Playwriting Competition. Scripts must be unproduced and unpublished. For more info: www.theatrens.ca/no-holds-bard-playwright-competition. Deadline: March 31, 2015
Theatre Southwest Festival of Originals (Houston, TX) – Seeking 20-minutes plays in any genre or style on any subject. 5 plays will be chosen and given full productions with 5 different directors and casts. Entries must be unpublished and have more than one character. Selected playwrights will each receive $100. Submit script with numbered pages and full contact information, character breakdown, and one-paragraph summary. Note: Plays must be submitted through the mail. Theatre Southwest, 8944 Clarkcrest, Houston, TX 77063, Attn: Festival Submissions, http://www.theatresouthwest.org/foorules.html. Deadline: April 1, 2015
The Wildfire National Playwriting Competition (Calgary, Alberta)  – The Major Matt Mason Collective in association with Sage Theatre is looking for playwrights 30 years of age or under to submit fresh, young scripts that embrace risk, grit and evocation. The winning script(s) selected by our jury will receive a cash prize and a one week development workshop culminating in a performance at the IGNITE! Festival in Calgary, Alberta (as well as full or partial reimbursement for travel). For more info: http://mmmtheatrecollective.com/wildfire. Deadline: April 12, 2015 @ 11:59pm
Pittsburgh New Works Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) – The Pittsburgh New Works Festival (PNWF) is now accepting one-act plays that have never before been produced. Twelve one-act plays will be selected to be performed as mainstage productions for the festival’s 25th season, which begins in September; an additional six will be selected for staged readings, to be performed the last two Sundays of August. Each of the 12 playwrights whose plays are selected for mainstage production will receive a $50 honorarium. The playwright who receives the most votes for Outstanding Contribution by a Playwright in the balloting for the Donna Awards will receive $500, to be awarded at the Gala in October.  All playwrights will receive brief comments from at least two readers.  For more information, please contact us at info@pittsburghnewworks.org or call 412-944-2NEW (2639). Visit http://www.pittsburghnewworks.org/play-submission/ to submit. Deadline: April 5, 2015
Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) - THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, 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.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visit http://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions


West Coast Players One Act Festival (Clearwater, FL) – Seeking one-act plays under 15 minutes in any style or genre. Plays must be original, require minimal set, props, and costumes, 6 characters or less, and must not have been recently performed in the Clearwater area. Submit single copy of script, typed in standard format. Playwrights may submit up to three plays. NOTE: Only electronic submissions. FEE: $5. Questions to 2015oneactproducer@gmail.com, visit http://wp.wcplayers.org/one-acts-festival-2015/ to submit. Deadline: April 11, 2015


Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015


Weathervane Playhouse Fifth Annual 8x10 TheatreFest (Akron, OH) - Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, OH is seeking Ten Minute Plays for inclusion in its Fifth Annual TheatreFest on July 10, 11, 12, 2015. Each of the eight Finalists will receive a full production of his/her play(s), complimentary tickets to the Festival, and is guaranteed a cash award of at least $50. The top three, as voted by the audience, will receive: First Place: $350 Second Place: $250 Third Place: $150. There is a $10 administrative fee per playwright. Playwrights may submit two entries for this fee. 1. Maximum running time is ten minutes and no one-person plays, musicals, or children’s plays 2. Play must include the use of the hand mirror 3. Previously unproduced/performed 4. No more than three characters 5. The submitting author is the sole owner of the copyright of the script. For more submission details visit http://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/8x10TheatreFest. Deadline: May 15, 2015 @ 5pm


The Relentless Award (NYC) - The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. What we are looking for: Plays that are challenging, Plays that exhibit fearlessness, Plays that are not mainstream, Plays that exude passion, Plays that are relentlessly truthful The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000. The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service. The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm. The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States. When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html. Deadline: July 10, 2015


Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions


Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing


Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Prize (International) - SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays about endangered species. Chose one or more species as listed from CITES, the World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species. 8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre, with an award of $100usd. The audiences’ “ticket” will be a donation to a specified non-profit Wildlife Conservancy. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors). No adaptations or musicals. Max. 4 actors. Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English. Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE. Applications now open


The Script Co. Open Submissions - Our catalogue of scripts opens doors for young writers eager to see their work realized; for experienced writers who have years of works filed away forgotten but still just as powerful; This catalogue is where anyone can submit their work. As a composite of writers with a multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and hopeful perspectives on life, The Script Co actively promotes YOU, the writer. The Script Co. then connects your works with theaters all around the world. Yes, globally! For those who wish to submit scripts: All scripts should be original works or adaptations whose original source material is currently in public domain. We accept submissions in all categories and are seeking both seasoned professionals and new playwrights. This includes musicals, non-musicals, skits, one acts, dramas, comedy, etc. Scripts will be thoroughly reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure quality control and that they meet the criteria set forth in the following:  family friendly content with clearly defined and developed plot, character arcs, voice, stage direction and attention to the limits/creative expressions of staging a theatrical production. All script submissions are the property of each specific writer and will not be used or disseminated in part or in full without the author’s express consent and upon the signing of a distribution agreement. If your script is not admitted into our script catalogue at this time, it will not prevent you from making changes and re-submitting for consideration. As a common courtesy, please make sure that your scripts are fully edited before submission.  Excessive spelling and grammar errors may result in your work being summarily dismissed from consideration. Visit http://www.thescriptco.com/submit-script/ to submit. Applications now open.


**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.


Applause Theatre & Cinema Books Seeking Monologues and Ten Minute Plays - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books is looking for material for the following three books, edited by Lawrence Harbison: One on One: Contemporary Monologues for Kids Ages 7-15, Duo! The Best Scenes for Kids Ages 7-15, and 25 10-Minute Plays for Kids. 1. Monologues/scenes from plays (which don’t necessarily have to have been produced) but will consider material written for these books 2. Monologues should be two to three minutes long and scenes should be three to five minutes long 3. For the ten minute play book, the characters should be in the same age range as the monologue/scene books 4. For the monologues, include a descriptive blurb containing name/age of character, to whom he/she is speaking and the dramatic context and for scenes, include a descriptive blurb containing name/ages of characters and the dramatic context. Monologues/scenes/10-minute plays may be sent to Lawrence Harbison at LHarbison1@nyc.rr.com. Deadline: April 1, 2015.


3rd Annual New Works Competition (Playhouse on the Square, Memphia, TN) - Playhouse on the Square, now in its 45th Season, is accepting scripts for the 3rd AnnualNewWorks@TheWorks Competition. A panel of local directors, actors, and designers will review all submitted scripts and select six to receive staged readings during the 2015-16 season. After the six readings have been presented, Playhouse on the Square will select two that will receive full productions during the 2016-17 Season. These two new works will receive world premieres at Playhouse's third performance space, TheatreWorks. Along with these fully mounted productions, the two winning works will each be awarded a prize of $500. There is a $15 submission fee. Members of the Dramatists Guild need only pay $10. Only check and money order will be accepted. 1. The submission must be written in the English language, must be an original, full-length play or musical that is unpublished 2. The submission must begin with a title page that includes the work's name and the playwright's name, address, telephone number, and email. This should also include a character list and scene breakdown if applicable. NOTE* If submitting a musical please include a score and demo 3. Submissions that have been previously produced or published will not be accepted 4. The manuscript must be easy to read. It must be typed in no less that 12-point type and page numbered 5. The cast for the play or musical must be limited to no more than ten 6. The script may have more than one author. Also, the playwright(s) may include a brief biography, but it is not necessary. Each playwright is limited to one submission per year. There will be no revisions accepted once a script has been submitted. Revised plays that have been previously submitted to the competition may be submitted again. Please send the manuscript to Playhouse on the Square, New Works Competition, 66 S. Cooper, Memphis, TN 38104. For questions, contact Director of New Works Jordan Nichols at jordan@playhouseonthesquare.org. For more submission details visit www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Deadline: May 30, 2015.


**Canadian Women in the Literary Arts Call for Essays** - Seeking any topic pertaining to the literary arts, by Canadian female writers of any genre. Accepted essays will be published on the CWILA website and receive a $150 honorarium. Submissions should include a bio (50 words) and either the complete essay or a short description (250 words) of the proposed work, all in PDF format. Visit www.cwila.com/wordpress/call–for–essays for more information. Submission is ongoing.  


Onstage
The Shakespeare Theatre Company Acting Fellows (Washington, DC) - Seeking actors interested in working a fellowship with The Shakespeare Theatre Company (2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award Winner), performing in their full 2015-16 Season. Artistic director states: "Acting Fellows compose the non-Equity ensemble for most or all of the mainstage plays (at both the Lansburgh Theatre and Sidney Harman Hall), serve as understudies, and receive training in text, voice, speech, Alexander Technique, and stage combat. Acting fellows also have the opportunity to accrue EMC points. Acting fellows are selected from yearly auditions in New York and Washington, D.C. (as well as its partnership with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival). The Acting Fellowship is geared toward early-career actors with at least a bachelor's degree or similar training in theater." 2015-2016 season includes: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (Ethan McSweeny, dir.); "Salome" (Yael Farber, dir.); "Kiss Me, Kate" (Alan Paul, dir.); "The Critic and The Real Inspector Hound" (Michael Kahn, dir.); "Othello" (Ron Daniels, dir.); "1984" (Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan, dirs.); and "The Taming of the Shrew" (Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, dir.). 2015-16 Season runs in Washington, D.C. Pays: $150/wk. stipend plus rent-free, fully-furnished housing. end headshot and resume to STC Acting Fellowships, 516 8th St. SE, Washington, D.C. 20003 by Apr. 1. For more information, visit www.ShakespeareTheatre.org. Deadline: April 1, 2015


“Stars and Strikes,” A Musical Revue (NYC & Cooperstown, NY) - Casting "Stars and Strikes," a musical revue. "Stars & Strikes" is a new musical comedy revue that will debut at the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. This fun filled and inspiring ode to America’s greatest sport will feature baseball themed songs and sketches celebrating America’s favorite pastime. It may even feature a guest appearance or two by some of baseball’s elite. Show is 80 minutes in length including one intermission. Rehearsals begin on or about June 1 in NYC; tech begins on or about June 27 in Cooperstown, NY; performances begin on or around July 4 in Cooperstown, NY. Note: There may be a break between NYC rehearsals and the start of rehearsals in Cooperstown.
 Pays $400/wk. (rehearsals) and $650/wk. (performances) for up to 18 shows per week. Additional shows prorated. $40/day per diem provided in Cooperstown, NY. Transportation or transportation allowance to and from Cooperstown will be provided. Local Housing in Cooperstown, NY will be provided. The chaperone for the child actor will be provided hoteling with the child, transportation to/from Cooperstown, $40 per diem for him/herself and a salary of $450 per week.Prepare 16 bars of a contemporary musical theatre and/or pop ballad that shows range, plus 16 bars of an up-tempo song that shows personality. Note: Especially seeking performers of diverse ethnicities for all roles. To sign up for the open call visit https://joydewingcasting.doodle.com/zi3g82wux8tpsayq. No unofficial list will be accepted. If you are unable to sign up for a time slot online, we will see alternates (time permitting). Walk in to sign up with the monitor on the alternate list day of. Auditions will be held March 5, 2015 in NYC.


Backstage
Irish Repertory Theatre Technical Director (Full Time) (Sub) (Off Broadway) - DATES: April 4th, 2015 – July 7th, 2015. PAY: Commensurate with experience. The Irish Repertory Theatre is looking for a highly self-motivated individual with a well-rounded skill set. Some minimum requirements are: Basic to intermediate carpentry and electrical skills. Basic knowledge of ETC expression series consoles is preferred.
Valid driver’s license. Basic backstage working experience. JOB DESCRIPTION: Work with the staff Technical Director, Producing Director and General Manager in coordinating all aspects of the technical process for our upcoming production of BELLE OF BELFAST. See listing at Offstage Jobs (http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php) for more information. IF INTERESTED PLEASE SEND COVER LETTER, RESUME AND REFERENCES ASAP TO: Joshua J. Allen, Technical Director, Irish Repertory Theatre, josh@irishrep.org. Now Seeking.


The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey Scenic Charge Artist - The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is seeking applicants for the position of Scenic Charge Artist for our upcoming 2015 season. Applicants must have an extensive knowledge of scenic painting techniques and surface treatments including carving, texturing, ageing, and distressing. Scenic Charge is responsible for all paint and scenic treatments, supervising additional staff of professionals and interns, maintaining the safety, order, and cleanliness of all paint areas, and instructing stage management and running crew in the proper care and maintenance of finished surfaces. Must be willing to work some nights and evenings. Future design opportunities for qualified candidates. Ideal candidate is a self-motivated, safety conscious, team player with at least 2 years relevant professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Qualified candidates should submit cover letter, resume, portfolio and 3 references on-line at www.shakespearenj.org/AboutUs/work.html. Please address your cover letter to Steven Beckel, Director of Production and Facilities. No phone calls, please. EOE. Now seeking.


Reel Jobs NYC (NYC) - Reel Jobs List is a free job listing, which is limited to job opportunities in the film, television and theatre industries. It is published by the Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting each Monday.  It can be downloaded in PDF format or picked up at our offices at 1697 Broadway in New York City between 9am and 5pm weekdays.  In the case of a public holiday falling on a Monday, the listing will be available on Tuesday. The Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre & Broadcasting (MOFTB) accepts job listings by email only, which must be submitted using this email form.  The weekly deadline for filing new announcements is Thursday at 12/noon for the following week's Reel Jobs NYC.  Your free listing will run for one week.  If you would like the listing to run longer, please re-submit your listing for each week that you would like it to run.  The MOFTB is not responsible for changes in listings not reported to us.  The MOFTB reserves the right to edit and/or modify submitted listings, and has final approval for all listings. PDF format here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/jobs_training/reel_jobs_list.shtml.

Lecture and/or Workshop Proposals: Open Submission (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - Do you know how to do something and want to share your knowledge with an engaged community? Do you know something you can lecture about that is educational and exciting? Gallery Aferro is looking to add education programs to accommodate all types of learning and educational engagement for all ages. If you would like to host a workshop at the gallery please submit a proposal to us! The content of the workshops can be varied. The target audience can be anyone. We believe in lifelong learning and sharing ideas. The workshop can simply be an educational lecture or a complicated, interactive, hands on project that concludes with the participants creating some kind of object. Or it can be anything in between. We are interested in working with motivated people that want to share knowledge and skills and we’re so excited to be expanding the types of learning that are available to our public. How To Submit: Submit via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Workshop” (Example: Smith, Jane – Workshop) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). Every submission\proposal must include: 1) A CV\resume of Teacher and/or Organizer 2) Statement About Topic of Workshop 3) Statement About Target Audience and a Rough Agenda of the Class 4) Work/curriculum Samples: Up to 10 low res images with title info, word docs, excel spreadsheets. Any information pertinent to the educational program. 5) $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center for Contemporary Art, Bedminster,  and The Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm
Curatorial Proposals: Main Gallery –or- ACTIVATE: Market Street (Gallery Aferro, Newark, NJ) - http://www.aferro.org & http://www.activatemarketstreet.org. The Main Gallery at Gallery Aferro is a large space that gives exhibitors access to an engaged and diverse community. Part of building community is collaborating with motivated cultural contributors. We like working with people that have vision and our space lends itself to the realization of that vision. The artwork on display should be as engaging, exciting, and diverse as the community. ACTIVATE: Market Street exhibition spaces are large and can be seen 24/7 by the public walking down Market Street. This gives a special opportunity to exhibit bright and eye catching work. Applicants are encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space. Feel free to email us with questions or other information you may need from us. Proposals may be for exhibitions that have been mounted previously/will travel, but please keep in mind that content seen recently in the Newark, NJ area does not offer our audience new experiences. We expect a hands-on approach at the gallery. The curator is expected to be in NYC/NJ area to make arrangements with the artists prior to the installation week. The curator is expected to be at the gallery throughout the full week of installation and the curator and artists involved in the exhibition are responsible for installation of the artwork. The curator should communicate to all artists when invited to participate that they are responsible for delivering their work to the gallery, installing and de-installing their work. How To Submit: Curators should submit the listed items below via email to: submit@aferro.org. Subject line: “Last Name, First Name – Curator” (Example: Smith, Jane – Curator) * Please send submissions as attachments (i.e. .doc, .pdf, etc). 1) A curatorial statement with a description of the proposed exhibition and an explanation of your idea. Please clearly state whether you are referencing the ACTIVATE: Market Street window spaces or an exhibition in the Main Gallery at 73 Market Street. Minimum length 400 words, maximum 1500 words. 2) Work samples, short narrative biographies, and if available, website links, for each proposed artist. Up to 10 – 1 MB jpegs or mpegs or clearly labeled youtube/vimeo links. If new work will be created for the exhibition, send images of their past work. (Please include the title, medium, size, edition, price, or any other relevant information for each piece) 3) Curator’s CV/resume. Examples of past curated shows including images and press if reviewed. Curator’s statement about these past exhibitions and curatorial philosophy/approach in general. 4) There is a $10 USD fee per submission, via paypal on here. If you truly cannot afford this fee please contact Evonne Davis for a waiver at edavis@aferro.org. We do not believe in artist gouging and ask for this small donation only as part of our overall, diversified activities to support our nonprofit programs. We offer a discount of $5 to members of the Visual Arts Center of NJ, Center For Contemporary Art, Bedminster, and Arts Guild of NJ. Please clearly indicate which organization you belong to in your materials. To pay using the discount, please use this link here. Do not refer us to your website without ALL the other required material. We will review the listed material first, without it we will not visit your site. Details about equipment that Gallery Aferro is able to provide will be discussed after the initial proposal has been reviewed and accepted. It will be the artist’s responsibility to install and maintain any equipment that belongs to the artist. Deadline: March 15, 2015 @ 5pm
Reviewers Wanted - *Pressing Matters Publishing,*  manager of two online review sites, is looking for reviewers and article writers for immediate openings. *Positions paid* (compensation ranges from travel expenses covered to a small stipend per review - depending on the client) plus comp tickets to all productions. Send CV to Natasha Dawsen, editor, at natasha.pressingmatters@gmail.com.
Call for Papers: Feminism & Curatorial Strategy (October 21-24, 2015, Southeast College Art Conference, Pittsburgh, PA) - https://secac.memberclicks.net/conference. Feminism & Curatorial Strategy: Feminist art research has been investigating art history theory and recorded significant women and other marginalized artists since the 1970s. Feminist activists continue to recognize the underrepresentation of artists who are women and minorities in collections, art sales and exhibitions in museums and gallery representation nationwide. As the statistics continue to wane for women and minorities in the arts, feminism is re-emerging as a key critical strategy in art practice, theory and curating. This discussion seeks to address how institutions small and large choose to or resist integrating feminism into their curatorial/exhibition strategies directly through mission statements and collection plans, or less overtly through organization, display and interpretation. This panel calls on scholars working across historical, modern and contemporary art exhibition curatorial strategies who are informed by a feminist perspective. We are looking to identify ways curators are using feminism to inform their methodology whether in the installation, promotion, and/or didactics of exhibitions in large institutions and smaller galleries; and how this is developing feminist and art history discourse in the twenty-first century. Session chair: Sally Deskins, West Virginia University. Contact: sbdeskins@mix.wvu.edu. Deadline: April 20, 2015


Funding
TCG’s On the Road & In the Lab & On the Stage Global Connections Grants - Global Connections supports geographically unrestricted travel to foster international collaborations between US-based artists and their colleagues around the world. The program offers funding in three different categories: On the Road travel grants of up to $5,000 each, In the Lab project development grants of $10,000 each and On the Stage touring grants between $10,000 and $15,000 each. To apply, visit http://www.tcg.org/grants/global_connections/globalcon_guidelines.cfm. Choose the correct Online Application Form based on applicant type (individual Theatre Professional or Organization) and the Global Connections Initiative. Deadline March 11, 2015 at noon EST


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation ArtsCONNECT Program – Provides support for non-profit and government consortia to present high quality live performing arts shows to audiences in the mid-Atlantic region. Presenting consortia must include at least three presenting organizations from at least two mid-Atlantic states (Delaware, Washington, D.C., Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). ArtsCONNECT projects must involve professional touring artists in theater, dance, opera, music, jazz, and folk/traditional arts that have been touring for at least two years. Artists must reside out-of-state for a majority of presenters within each consortium. Projects must take place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. NOTE: Must submit application through website., Contact: Michelle Grove, Program Officer, Performing Arts, michelle@midatlanticarts.org, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/arts_connect/guidelines.html. Deadline: March 13, 2015


**Asian Women Giving Circle Arts and Activism Grants** – Funds Asian American women-led projects that use the tools of culture, arts and education to raise awareness and catalyze action around critical issues that impact Asian American communities with grants of up to $15,000. Eligible projects will build community and create social justice through programs that combine the arts with activism and highlight and promote women in central leadership and management roles. Projects should identify and address injustice within established social systems, institutions or the broader community, and inspire community members to become active social change agents. Applicants must work within the 5 boroughs of New York City and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status or a fiscal sponsor with such status. See website for complete guidelines and application, email with questions: hali@asianwomengivingcircle.org, www.asianwomengivingcircle.org. Deadline: March 13, 2015, 5:00 pm EST


Princess Grace Awards – Identifies and assists emerging artists in theatre, playwriting, dance, and choreography. Theatre awards take the form of scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships at non-profit schools and theatres. Playwriting award includes a residency at New Dramatists, Inc. and the opportunity for the winning play to be licensed and published by Samuel French, Inc. Dance performance awards take the form of scholarships and fellowships. Choreography awards take the form of fellowships for collaborations with non-profit dance companies. See website for complete guidelines and to apply. Diana Kemppainen, Program Manager, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, grants@pgfusa.org, http://www.pgfusa.org. Deadline: March 31, 2015 (theatre and playwriting); April 30, 2015 (dance and choreography)


Arts Midwest Touring Fund/Performing Arts Fund Grants (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016) – Supports the inter-state touring of professional performing artists specializing in the fine arts of dance, theatre, music, youth and family entertainment, and other performing arts forms appropriate throughout Arts Midwest’s nine-state region. Grants range between $500-$4,000 and will cover 20% of the artist or ensemble’s contracted fee. Includes public performances and in-depth educational activities that reach audiences that lack access to the performing arts. Open to presenting organizations with government or 501(c)(3) status in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Engagements must feature a professional performing artist from outside the applicant’s state, and must include at least one performance that is open and promoted to the general public, at least one in-depth educational activity, and must reach an underserved audience. NOTE: Application is now completely online. Email: performingartsfund@artsmidwest.org, website: http://www.artsmidwest.org/programs/paf/apply. Deadline: March 25, 2015


McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships at the Playwrights’ Center – Grants of $25,000 to theatre artists other than playwrights whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and potential and whose primary residence is in the state of Minnesota. Selection is based on a commitment to theater arts, evidence of professional achievements, and a sustained level of excellence in the applicant’s work. It is important to declare your intent to apply and inform the Playwrights’ Center where and when your performances take place so that panelists may have ample opportunity to view your work in a live setting. See website for complete guidelines and application. McKnight Theater Artist Fellowships, Amanda Robbins-Butcher, Artistic Programs Administrator, amandar@pwcenter.org, http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_fellowship.php. Deadline: April 16, 2015


Residencies
Djerassi Resident Artists Program (4-5 week sessions, mid-March-mid-November, Woodside, CA) – Residencies, including living space, studio space, and all meals, for national and international visual artists, composers, choreographers, performance and media artists, and writers. Artists at all stages of their careers, from emerging to established, are encouraged to apply. Collaborative artists must send individual applications and fees, including a separate page describing the collaborative proposal. Artists in residence will share their work in progress during an annual open house. FEE: $45. Visit http://www.djerassi.org/residencies.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: March 15, 2015


Byrdcliffe Arts Colony/Woodstock Guild (May-September, 2015, Woodstock, NY) – Residencies of an average of 4 weeks for writers, visual artists, and composers. Residency provides housing and studio. Artist responsible for food, travel, materials, and residency fee ($600/month). Writers under the age of 35 who need financial assistance may apply for a $100 scholarship from the Patterson Fund (see website for more information). Additional fellowships for artists of all ages available based on financial need. FEE: $40. Byrdcliffe Colony/ Woodstock Guild, 34 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY 12498, T: (845) 679-2079, FAX: (845) 679-4529,franne@woodstockguild.org, http://www.woodstockguild.org. Deadline: March 15, 2015


ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing


Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies


Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project (Orlando, FL) – Provides four residencies a year to writers of any stripe or age, living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of $800 are included. NOTE: Electronic applications only. FEE: $25. Visit http://kerouacproject.org or http://www.kerouacproject.org/submissions/ to apply. Deadline: March 31, 2015


Chicago Dramatists Resident Playwright Program (Chicago, IL) – Highly selective program offered to playwrights whose body of work, and theatrical experience have the potential to positively impact the American theatre repertory. Open to emerging or established Chicago-area playwrights (within 100 miles of the Chicago city limits) who wish to develop their skills, plays and careers through Chicago Dramatists’ programs. Open to playwrights with demonstrated artistic and professional accomplishments, including at least some of the following: productions, workshops and readings at professional theatres, film and television productions, and professional playwriting awards, grants, fellowships, and residencies. NO FEE. Visit http://www.chicagodramatists.org/apply-for-residency to apply and for guidelines. Deadline: April 1, 2015


Bogliasco Foundation (Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 APPLICATION FEE. Visit http://www.bfny.org/en/apply/requirements to apply. Deadline: April 15, 2015

Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency (Banff, Alberta) - The Banff Literary Arts Self Directed Writing Residency is a retreat for writers looking for focus and inspiration. Writers in all genres are invited to apply. Applications are evaluated through an adjudicated process. Minimum residency length is three days. Participants are housed in single rooms which also serve as their private workspaces. For more information: www.banffcentre.ca/programs. Submission is ongoing.

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and WomenArts presents
 
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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


February’s Special Opportunity
**Women in the Arts & Media Coalition: Collaboration Award Committee Feedback**


If you apply by February 28, 2015, feedback from the committee will be offered to readers of the #StageOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month's #StageOpps code!


The launch date for the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition’s 2015 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working with Women is February 2, 2015. The award is designed to encourage women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work. The aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines. Teams of two or more women from two or more Coalition member organizations working together on a creative project may apply for the 2015 Collaboration Award on The Coalition website at www.womenartsmediacoalition.org.


Deadline for Special Opp submissions is February 28 at 11:59 pm.
Final deadline for all submissions is 11:59pm Thursday April 30th.


Project Submissions
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 3-9, 2015; New York, NY) - Attention playwrights! The time has come to unpack your short plays and get them ready to submit to the 40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. We are now accepting submissions! Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. There is a $10 submission fee per play. Application requires the sign off of you as producer, or your own separate producer, who will produce the play to participate in the festival. To apply and for further guidelines: http://oob.samuelfrench.com/. Deadline: February 14th, 2015, 11:59pm E.S.T.


13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival (July 6-19, 2015; New York, NY) - All Out Arts is now accepting submissions for the 13th Annual Fresh Fruit Festival, New York City’s grassroots, multidisciplinary international festival of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer arts and culture.  A cornucopia of various forms of artistic expression, the festival will occur July 6-19 at The Wild Project in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. Thanks to the generosity of New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and others, there are no submission fees for early applicants, and no performance fees are required. The Fresh Fruit Festival’s goal is to present the whole spectrum of LGBTQ lives as expressed through Performance Art, Dance, Theatre, Video, Film, Spoken Word, Graphic Arts, Music & various other forms of artistic expression. Submissions in all artistic disciplines & lengths are considered for presentation as long as they highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows. The Festival provides AEA-approved performance venues & insurance, marketing & publicity assistance, ticketing services, professional theater staff (logistics manager; a light or sound technician; front of house), repertory lighting plot & sound system, networking events & more! Deadline: February 22, 2015 (No Fee), March 22, 2015 ($25 Late Fee)
Manhattan Repertory Theatre’s Spring One Act Play Festival (March 18 - April 11, 2015; New York, NY) Seeking fully produced one act plays (cast, directed and ready to perform) 7 minutes to 20 minutes in length for MRTʼs SPRING ONE ACT PLAY COMPETITION 2015 at Manhattan Rep, 303 W.42nd St. NYC. FIRST PRIZE for BEST PLAY: $1000 EACH PLAY WILL BE GIVEN A MINIMUM OF FOUR PERFORMANCES, (And an additional 3 performances if the play goes on to the FINALS - April 9, 10 and 11.) We will supply a technician to run the sound and lights.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:manhattanrep@yahoo.com by FRIDAY FEB 20, 2015 at Midnight. Please put “Spring 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 February 20, 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 3 more performances if the play moves on to the finals. Once accepted, there will be a $150.00 participation fee. There will be NO additional security fees or Manhattan Repertory Theatre based production fees. Deadline: February 20, 2015
Thespis Theatre Festival (New York, NY) - All Genres of shows are welcome. If your show has already had a run (in theaters or in other festivals) you can still participate, but only with a completely new cast and crew. Click here for how to submit: thespisnytheaterfestival.com. Festival runs from June 15 thru August 31, 2015. Non-Union and AEA shows accepted. No fees required to submit your play. This is a long festival (12 weeks) that allows all shows: Prime performance times, amazing awards, the opportunity for all festivals cast and crew members to attend every show in the festival for free, special professional guidance for playwrights staging their first show to help them make their performance a success, answers to all questions in a matter of hours and most often by the festival’s founders, and knowledgable staff, including a professional lighting and sound system to add color, depth and unexpected elements to each scene, a free tutorial on how to use the light/sound/projections system and expert technical guidance on how to paint the mood of your play. You’ll get a five-hour tech rehearsal just before your first performance instead of being rushed within a tech time that is merely double your show’s run time, free box office management/venue handling during performances, storage for your props and set pieces during the length of your run, free use of props and set pieces owned by the theater (an incredible collection- not just chairs and rehearsal blocks, but real furniture), saving you transportation time and money, and an extremely low participation fee. For more info, and to submit, visit http://thespisnytheaterfestival.com/thespis-theater-festival-venus-adonis/. Deadline June 1, 2015
Script Submissions Duct Tape & A Dream Festival - Roots & Wings Theatrical is currently seeking script submissions and proposals for our eighth installment of Duct Tape & A Dream, our annual festival to present fully-staged workshop performances of new works by emerging artists. Submissions can be short or full length, movement & choreography pieces, mixed media, solo storytelling, music, or anything you dream up... even visual pieces we can hang in the lobby!  This is a workshop festival focused on developing the selected works and promoting collaboration between artists, so when applying please keep in mind minimally/easily constructed sets made for a festival setting. Our festival typically takes place in a 60-seat black box with a 36' x 22' foot performance area -- something to consider when submitting movement projects. Please send application and all submission materials to Literary Associate, Bradley Troll at bradley@rawtheatrical.org. Visit http://www.ducttapeandadream.org/submissions/ for more information. Deadline February 2, 2015 @ 5PM EST
The King's Head Theatre’s 2015 Adrian Pagan Award (London, UK) - This year the award is open to anyone who has not been professionally produced more than once. We are looking for a good story, well told, that communicates bold ideas, is relevant to our times, and engages in some way with the live nature of theatre. The winning writer’s script will be produced at the King’s Head Theatre. For details on how to submit, please download their Guidelines document and follow the instructions found within. Please also complete an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (found on their website) and submit it with your script. Please note that we can only accept one script per writer. All queries should be directed to apaward@kingsheadtheatre.com International applicants are welcome, but should be aware that we are unable to cover any expenses incurred for travel and accommodation should an international applicant be the eventual winner. To apply: http://www.kingsheadtheatre.com/adrian-pagan.html. Deadline: February 2, 2015 @ 10AM G.M.T.
Adaptive Arts Theater Company Monologue Competition (New York, NY) - As part of our ongoing efforts to bring awareness to stories and voices missing from the stage, we are seeking pieces for our newest performance night entitled: I Don’t Belong Here: Theatrical Snapshots from Self-Proclaimed Outsiders. These “theatrical snapshots” are open to interpretation, we want to hear from you!  Send us a monologue, a story, a short scene, a song...anything that you think showcases the voice of an “outsider.” Please email your piece to Marielle Duke and Matilde Keizer at adaptivearts@gmail.com. We will notify playwrights by February 15th. Visit http://www.adaptiveartstheater.org/educational-programs.html for more information about Adaptive Arts. Deadline February 9, 2015


Tron Theatre’s The Progressive Playwright Series (Glasgow, Scotland) - The Progressive Playwright returns returns with readings of plays from up-and-coming playwrights.  Each evening, extracts from six plays will be read, with the night culminating in the audience voting for the play that they would like to hear an extended version of at the following event. This event has the theme of DESIRE, with scripts directed by Jordan Blackwood. The audience will also have a chance to hear a fuller version of December's wining script, Confession by Chris Donald alongside scripts from: Molly Ziegler - Getting it (Back), Daniel Cameron - The Anniversary, Jenni Cumming - Security, George Docherty - The Angel and The Manse. The themes for this rest of the season’s events are: PREJUDICE directed by Allie Butler (5 Mar, Submission deadline: 12 Feb), SURVIVAL directed by Lissa Lorenzo (23 Apr, Submission deadline: 2 Apr), BETRAYAL directed by Andy Arnold (28 May, Submission deadline: 7 May). For more information or script submissions, contact progressive@tron.co.uk. Visit http://www.tron.co.uk/event/the-progressive-playwright-46/ for more info. Deadline: February 12, 2015 for the first series
Durango Arts Center 10 Minute Play Festival (Durango, CO) - Every year Durango Arts Center Theatre hosts a three-part 10-Minute Play series with a contest from August through February where DAC accepts 10-Play submissions from playwrights–emerging and professional. A staged reading of the Top Five Finalists takes place in the spring followed by the plays debuting in a full production for the 10-Minute Play Festival in the fall.Only original plays, never before produced, are eligible. • Each play should require two to four characters and minimal props and costumes. • The play, exclusive of title and cast pages, may be no more than ten pages. Script submissions should include the following: • An optional cover letter • TWO COPIES OF THE PLAY • $10 entry fee (check addressed to Durango Arts Center). The top contest entries will be presented as staged readings at The Durango Arts Center in Durango, CO in May 2015. The Judges will select the top five entries and the winner of the Grand Prize Award ($500). Audience members will select their favorite 10-Minute Play for a People’s Choice Award of $100. The Grand Prize winning play and selected others will be performed at the Durango Arts Center as part of the 10-Minute Play Festival in Octoberl. Visit http://durangoarts.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/10MinuteContest_CallforEntries1.pdf to apply. Deadline: February 13, 2015
Theatre Oxford 10 Minute Play Contest – Winner receives the L.W. Thomas Award of $1,000 and production of winning 10-minute play. Plays must be original and unproduced and may not exceed 10 pages. Plays should have 2-4 characters and minimal set and costume requirements. Submit 2 copies of play, optional cover letter, title page with author name and full contact information (do not put name and contact info anywhere else on script), and character breakdown. Staple or paper clip script; no binders or folders. Multiple submissions accepted; each submission requires an entry fee. FEE: $10. Theatre Oxford – 10 Minute Play Contest, PO Box 1394, Oxford, MS 38655, http://www.10minuteplays.com/. Deadline: February 15, 2015
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre’s Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival (Huron, OH) - Each year Caryl Crane Youth Theatre hosts a national playwriting festival, showcasing new plays and musicals suitable for young adults and children. A national search is currently looking for the best and most promising unproduced theatrical works relevant to youth today. The weekend long festival held at the beginning of May each year, consists of three to five staged readings of previously unseen theatrical works and will take place in the McBride Auditorium on the BGSU Firelands campus in Huron, Ohio. A winning work will be chosen through committee/audience/participant voting and the author(s) will receive a $500 cash prize as well as the option of a 3-week workshop of their production during the following CCYT season. There is no submission fee for all plays received before January 15, 2015.  A $10 reader’s fee must be included with all works submitted after January 15, 2014, to be eligible for the CCYT Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival and the $500 award. Visit http://www.firelands.bgsu.edu/arts/caryl-crane-youth-theatre/involved.html for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: February 16, 2015
**Babes With Blades Script Development Submissions** (Chicago, IL) - The winning script will be produced as part of Babes With Blades’ 2016-17 Season, and the winning playwright will receive a $1000 cash prize. U.S. and International submissions accepted. Submission REQUIREMENTS – The author must observe and adhere to the submission requirements: 1. Only FULL LENGTH submissions will be accepted: 75 – 120 minutes (at least 60 pages) in length. DO NOT send incomplete submissions, excerpts or a synopsis. 2. The moment depicted in the inspirational image must be dramatized/incorporated in the play. 3. Both all-female and mixed-gender casts will be considered, but women must be in most/all of the primary roles and women must be featured in most/all of the combat. 4. All submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the topic of the contest. Previously written, workshopped, published or performed submissions will not be considered. Please do not insert the contest image into an existing script. Please Consider: 1. Fights are a big part of what we do, so their inclusion in scripts is important as long as they serve the story and the characters 2. We typically perform in black box theatres on limited budgets. Preference will be given to scripts that require fewer than 12 actors and uncomplicated/limited scenery. Less is more. 3. Please take a few moments to peruse our website to familiarize yourself with the mission and direction of our company, our acting ensemble, and our past shows. Electronic submissions only to Morgan Manasa: email to swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. For questions, email swordandpen@babeswithblades.org. Visit http://babeswithblades.org/?page_id=2707 to apply. Deadline: February 27, 2015
Giant Cherry Productions LGBT Playwriting Contest (London, UK) - Giant Cherry Productions are pleased to announce the launch of their new annual LGBT Playwriting Contest! The premise is simple: we are on the lookout for the next great gay play with LGBT characters, stories or themes. Three scripts will be selected as finalists and then performed as staged readings in London in Autumn 2015. Of these three finalists, one overall winner will be chosen and have their play produced by Giant Cherry Productions as a full theatrical production in Spring 2016. The three finalists will receive the following: 1) Promotion of themselves and their plays on the Giant Cherry Productions website and our social media channels as well as to our network of theatre professionals and industry contacts. 2) An invitation to attend castings for their play, attend table reads, workshops and rehearsals. 3) Having their play performed as a staged reading to an invited industry audience as part of a three night showcase in London in Autumn 2015. THE WINNER will receive all of the above as well as having their winning play produced by Giant Cherry Productions for a full theatrical run in London in Spring 2016. We are looking for plays that fit in with Giant Cherry's manifesto of staging exciting, compelling new LGBT works. They can make us laugh, make us cry, they can be controversial, they can push the envelope. We believe that LGBT theatre should be about taking risks, challenging audiences' perceptions and provoking their thoughts and imaginations. The three finalists will be announced on 31st March 2015. Visit http://www.giantcherryproductions.com/giant-cherries-writing-contest.html to apply. Deadline: February 28, 2015


Lunchbox Theatre’s Suncor Energy Stage One Festival (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) -  Each year, with the generous support of Suncor, Lunchbox Theatre is able to workshop scripts through the Suncor Energy Stage One Festival. All chosen playwrights receive dramaturgical support, a workshop with a professional director and actors and either a closed or public reading, depending on the stage development. Lunchbox Theatre is currently inviting playwrights to submit one-act plays for consideration. All plays must eventually run approximately 50 minutes. Submissions are not limited to comedies and musicals but content should be suitable for Lunchbox Theatre audiences – excessive use of foul language or nudity may limit the possibility of production. Anyone is allowed to apply. All applications should include: Playwright’s resume, History of any development the script has received thus far, Premise of the play, Plot outline for the basic structure of the play, Minimum of 15 pages of script for the piece being submitted. Please submit applications in hard copy form to: Suncor Energy Stage One Submissions, Lunchbox Theatre, 160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0P5. If you have any questions, or for more information, please contact Artistic Producer, Mark Bellamy at mark.bellamy@lunchboxtheatre.com. Visit http://www.lunchboxtheatre.com/stage-one-submissions/ for more information. Deadline: February 28, 2015


Midland Community Theatre Mike McLaren Script Competition (Midland, TX) - Mike McLaren, a long-time MCT volunteer and Permian Basin celebrity, loved a good comedy—whether he was onstage or in the front row. To honor his memory, Mike’s theatre family created a script competition to encourage playwrights to create new comedy scripts suitable for production in community theatre. Since 1989, over 2000 plays have been entered. Authors have come from almost every state in the Union, and a dozen countries. Many Finalists have published their scripts or been produced by other theatres in the US and abroad! To submit a script to the competition: 1.  $10 entry fee. US funds, no cash. If script is emailed, payment must accompany the completed entry form by mail. 2.  If mailed, send a Word document or PDF file on a CD (each script on a separate CD). 3.  If emailed, send a Word document or PDF file to mclaren1@mctmidland.org. 4.  Pages must be numbered. 5.  Character listing 6.  Legible, completed entry form 7.  Submit before that looming deadline, which is the last day of February. If you become a finalist, you’ll need to agree to give us first production rights for your play. The agreement is easily downloaded here. It simply gives our play selection committee the option of producing one or more of the finalists if they find them suitable for the season. Up to four scripts may be entered but all requirements (including the entry fee) must be met for each script. Midland Community Theatre, ATTN: McLaren Competition, 2000 W Wadley, Midland, TX 79705. Parcel Post, Media Mail, First Class, or special mailing services are acceptable. No insufficient postage, non-MCT delivery, or COD entries accepted. Deadline: February 28, 2015


New American Theatre One Act Festival (Culver City, CA) - Award recipients receive a full production of the play in Los Angeles produced by The New American Theatre at the Odyssey Theatre. Performance of the piece will be under the supervision of Jack Stehlin, utilizing the talents of the acting company of the New American Theatre. All playwrights whose work makes it to the level of semi-finalist will be given first consideration for any full-length work they may have to be included in the New American Theatre Full-Length reading series, which takes place in January and February. Accepting one act plays which have not been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA (plays with simple staging requirement s are favored). Running time must be twenty-five minutes or less. You will receive e-mail confirmation of the submission of your work at the time of submission. Further notification will only be given to semifinalists. Please submit full script as an e-mail attachment. No contact information should be on the script itself. Body of the e-mail should include title of the work, author’s name, address and contact information. All submissions should go to the New American Theatre Literary Coordinator, Joe Bays at JoeBays55@earthlink.net. Please put ONE ACT PLAY SUBMISSION in the subject line. Snail mail submissions are also accepted. Please send your material to The New American Theatre. PO Box 586, Culver City, CA 90232, ATTN one-act competition. Visit http://www.newamericantheatre.com/playwrights.html for more info and to submit. Deadline: February 28, 2015


Rough Writers New Play Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) - The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is proud to be producing our bi-annual Rough Writers New Play Festival in the spring of 2015. This two week-long festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. Playwrights whose work is included in the festival will have the opportunity to have readings of their scripts in front of an audience with a moderated talkback session immediately following. A panel of theatre professionals will adjudicate the submissions. In an effort to celebrate the FAC’s “Year of Georgia O’Keeffe”, we ask that this year’s submissions be related to the life and/or the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. The plays may utilize Georgia O’Keeffe as a character, use her art as a springboard for the story or, in a larger sense, explore the lives and art of groundbreaking women. The submissions may be full-length, one-act or 10-minute plays or musicals. Submissions must be in a state of development, and not have a history of productions. The Rough Writers New Play Festival will be held between June 4 and 14, 2015. Please send cover letter and copy of formatted script (along with Demo CD for musicals) to: Nathan Halvorson, Associate Director of Performing Arts c/o The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or via email at: nhalvorson@csfineartscenter.org. Deadline: March 1, 2015


Capital Stage Company Playwright’s Revolution (Sacramento, CA) – Seeking bold, innovative new works that inspire thought and dialogue. They are particularly interested in the female voice. Plays must be full-length in any genre: comedy, drama, musical, etc. Translations, collections of one-acts, children’s plays and any play that has received a full-scale, professional production prior to submission are not eligible. Cast must be 8 actors or fewer. One submission per playwright. Northern California playwrights encouraged to submit. Submit a two-page maximum abstract of the play including title, character breakdown, brief story synopsis and playwright bio or resume. Also include 10 pages of consecutive sample dialogue. If submitting a musical, please include a CD of selections from the score. Literary agents may submit full scripts of their client’s work. four plays will be selected for inclusion in a series of staged readings to be held in July 2013. Playwrights included in these readings will be awarded $250. One or more of these plays may be considered for further development at Capital Stage for an eventual full world premiere production. NO FEE. Playwright’s Revolution, Capital Stage Company, 2215 J St., Sacramento, CA 95816, literarymanager@capstage.org, http://www.capstage.org/. Deadline: March 1, 2015


HRC Showcase Theatre Playwriting Contest (Hudson, NY) – Seeking full-length plays (90 minutes maximum) with no more than six actors. Winner receives $500 cash prize and staged reading as the last play of the season; four runners up will receive $100 each and an Equity staged reading during the 2013-2014 season. Playwrights are expected to attend the readings of their plays in Hudson. NOTE: Hard copy submissions only, single-sided; submit name, contact information, and biography separately. Let them know where you heard about the contest. FEE: $10. HRC Showcase Theatre, PO Box 940, Hudson, NY 12534, www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html. Deadline: March 1, 2015


DC Black Theatre Festival (Washington, DC) – Seeking works in any genre, including plays which incorporate movement, dance, and music. Playwrights of all skill levels encouraged to submit. 100% of ticket sales go directly to performing group, facilitator, and/or playwright. Cash award and trophy given to winners of one-act plays. Seeking plays in the following categories: One-Act Plays (20 minutes maximum), Full-Length Plays (90 minutes maximum), New Works Reading Series (90 minutes maximum), and Workshops (80 minutes maximum). Submit complete script with numbered pages and title page with playwright name and contact info, bio, and short synopsis. NOTE: Submit online, via website. FEE: $0-$25. DC Black Theatre Festival, http://www.dcblacktheatrefestival.com/call_for_plays.htm. Deadline: March 1, 2015


Game Play Festival at the Brick (Brooklyn, NY) – Features cutting-edge works that lie at the intersection of video gaming and performance. Seeking submissions from artists including, but not limited to playwrights, game designers, performance artists, musicians, media and visual artists, and entertainers of all stripes. Fill out form on website, and e-mail supporting materials. NO FEE. Game Play Festival at the Brick Theater, gameplay@bricktheater.com, http://bricktheater.com/index.php?type=page&id=28. Deadline: March 1, 2015


Playfest – Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays at Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando, FL) – Seeking new full-length plays that speak to the human condition in our fascinating and complicated contemporary world. They are interested in plays exploring important, challenging, and crucial social issues that affect our lives today; comedies and dramas welcome. Plays with 6 actors or fewer preferred, and they are interested in one-person shows. 7 new works will be presented as readings, and one or more may go on to be developed in a workshop or full production. Playwrights receive a stipend, travel and housing expenses. Plays must not have received more than 2 professional AEA productions, must not have received a Broadway or Off-Broadway production or an Orlando production in current form, and must not be published. Submit cover letter, bio, one-page synopsis, ten pages of dialogue from the play, character breakdown, and author name and contact info on the cover letter. Do not submit full script unless requested. NOTE: No electronic submissions. NO FEE. Mark Routhier, Associate Director of New Play Development, PlayFest – The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays, Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 East Rollins St., Ste. 100, Orlando, FL 32803,http://www.orlandoshakes.org/plays-events/playfest/submit.html. Deadline: March 2, 2015
HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) - Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visit http://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: March 15, 2015
Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (Cedar City, UT) – Seeking full-length (80-120 minutes) character-driven American comedies. Musicals accepted; plays should not be overtly political. Plays must be original and may not have been professionally produced. Up to 3 scripts will be selected for a staged reading during the festival, and may be considered for full production in a future season. Winning playwrights will be invited to be part of the staged reading process; a stipend to offset lodging and travel costs will be offered. Submit online, through website. FEE: $25 (no critique); $55 (with critique). Neil Simon Festival, New Play Contest, PO Box 83, Cedar City, UT 84721, newplays@simonfest.org, http://www.simonfest.org/new-play-contest.html. Deadline: March 15, 2015


Gulfport Community Players Script Submissions (Gulfport, FL) - The Gulfport Community Players (Gulfport, Florida) are seeking original one-act plays. Plays selected will be performed during the 15th Annual Summer One-Acts Festival being held July 9-19, 2015. Playwrights are encouraged to submit family-friendly, 5-20 minute plays. Plays should be submitted between February 1 and March 15, 2015. The Players prefer light-hearted comedies and light drama. Scripts must be simple to stage and produce. To enter the competition, send two non-returnable hard copies of the script to: Gulfport Community Players, 1619 49th Street S, Gulfport, FL 33707. Online submissions WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. The play reading committee will select between 8 and 10 plays. Playwrights will be notified by the end of April. For additional information and submission guidelines, please visitwww.GulfportCommunityPlayers.org/one-act-play-contest. For answers to specific questions, please email gulfportplayers@yahoo.com. Deadline: March 15, 2015


The 3rd Annual Collective 10 Minute Play Fest (New York, NY) - The Collective NY seeks submissions for the third annual Collective:10. Original 10-minute plays will be selected to premiere in a fully produced Fall run at a prominent Manhattan venue and published in The Collective:10 Play Anthology Vol. 3. Plays should engage truthful and behavior-driven storytelling. For more information on The Collective's mission visit: www.thecollective-ny.org. The Collective:10, with its inaugural production in October 2013 followed by the second annual production in 2014, had sold out runs at The McGinn Cazale Theatre and Teatro Círculo theater, respectively and included guest directors such as Elizabeth Kemp, Jacqueline Knapp, Ellen Burstyn, Susan Aston, Greg Naughton, Cassandra Freeman and Eddie Kaye Thomas. Both volumes of the anthology launched with capacity events at the renowned Drama Book Shop in New York City and continue to be bestsellers at the store. The anthologies are also sold worldwide on Amazon. TO REGISTER:  There is a $10 registration fee per submission. Simply go to the registration page, complete the form and make your payment. (If you plan to submit more than one play, you must register each play separately, and receive an unique order number.) An order confirmation email will be sent to you with details for submitting your play. Visit http://www.thecollective-ny.org/3rd-annual-collective10/ to apply. Deadline: March 17, 2015


Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) - THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, 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.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visit http://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions


Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015


The Relentless Award (NYC) - The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. What we are looking for: Plays that are challenging, Plays that exhibit fearlessness, Plays that are not mainstream, Plays that exude passion, Plays that are relentlessly truthful The American Playwriting Foundation encourages submissions by first time playwrights, women and playwrights of color. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000. The winning playwright will have the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service. The winning playwright will have a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, an artist residency program housed on a working organic farm in Brewster, New York. The author can elect to have a director, a dramaturg and actors join him or her while in residence on the farm. The selected play will have a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States. When the winning play is selected, three runners-up will also be named. For guidelines and to submit, visit http://www.americanplaywritingfoundation.org/the-relentless-award.html. Deadline: July 10, 2015


Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions


Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing


Saving Endangered Species International Playwriting Prize (International) - SES Prize is seeking 10-minute plays about endangered species. Chose one or more species as listed from CITES, the World Wildlife Fund, or other organizations that list endangered species. 8-10 plays will be chosen for a Staged Reading at a California theatre, with an award of $100usd. The audiences’ “ticket” will be a donation to a specified non-profit Wildlife Conservancy. Plays may be comedic, dramatic or for young audiences (performed by adult actors). No adaptations or musicals. Max. 4 actors. Plays must be in English, or have been translated into English. Previously produced plays are accepted, published plays are not. NO ENTRY FEE. Applications now open


The Script Co. Open Submissions - Our catalogue of scripts opens doors for young writers eager to see their work realized; for experienced writers who have years of works filed away forgotten but still just as powerful; This catalogue is where anyone can submit their work. As a composite of writers with a multiplicity of viewpoints, richness of experience, and hopeful perspectives on life, The Script Co actively promotes YOU, the writer. The Script Co. then connects your works with theaters all around the world. Yes, globally! For those who wish to submit scripts: All scripts should be original works or adaptations whose original source material is currently in public domain. We accept submissions in all categories and are seeking both seasoned professionals and new playwrights. This includes musicals, non-musicals, skits, one acts, dramas, comedy, etc. Scripts will be thoroughly reviewed on a case by case basis to ensure quality control and that they meet the criteria set forth in the following:  family friendly content with clearly defined and developed plot, character arcs, voice, stage direction and attention to the limits/creative expressions of staging a theatrical production. All script submissions are the property of each specific writer and will not be used or disseminated in part or in full without the author’s express consent and upon the signing of a distribution agreement. If your script is not admitted into our script catalogue at this time, it will not prevent you from making changes and re-submitting for consideration. As a common courtesy, please make sure that your scripts are fully edited before submission.  Excessive spelling and grammar errors may result in your work being summarily dismissed from consideration. Visit http://www.thescriptco.com/submit-script/ to submit. Applications now open.


**Lady Plays Podcast** (NYC and everywhere!) - Lady Plays Podcast, a monthly podcast dramatizing new plays by women, is accepting submissions for future podcast episodes. Each episode will consist of a "staged" reading of the play and an optional interview with the playwright. Plays that will easily translate to a "radio" medium and that feature 5 characters or less will take priority at first as the podcast logistics get settled. Plays of all length and style will be considered, writers may submit more than one script. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, and can be emailed to ladyplayspodcast@gmail.com. Rolling submissions.


Onstage
Shakespeare & Company 2015 Season (Lenox, MA) - Casting the Shakespeare & Company 2015 season. Season includes: Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" (Rehearsal begins June 2; runs July 3-Aug. 23; in rep with "Red Velvet"); "Red Velvet" (Lolita Chakrabarti, writer. Rehearsal begins July 7; runs Aug. 7-Sept. 13 in rep with "Comedy of Errors"); "The Unexpected Man" (Yasmina Reza, writer. Rehearsals begin June 23; runs July 17-Sept. 5); and "Cry Havoc" (Stephan Wolfert, writer. Rehearsals begin Aug. 25; runs Aug. 28-29). Rick Dildine, artistic dir.-exec. dir.; Ariel Bock, assoc. prod.-casting assoc.; Stephen Ball, general mgr. Season rehearses and performs in Lenox, MA. Pays $618/wk. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking Equity Actors: extensive voice and physical practice as well as familiarity with Shakespeare & Company text methods preferred. The right performer in the role is more important than traditional gender and all roles are acceptable for non-traditional casting unless otherwise specified; we seek and strongly encourage participation by performers of all races and ethnicities. Musicianship, especially with period instruments, is a big plus in any role; accents or related abilities important for some roles as indicated. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will be provided.Prepare a short monologue from any Shakespeare play & have a contrasting, contemporary monologue of your choice prepared if requested. Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Note: All roles will be understudied. Callbacks will be announced and scheduled at auditions. Apply via Backstage at http://www.backstage.com/casting/shakespeare-company-2015-season-nyc-58820/.  Auditions: February 13 in NYC


**The Girls of Summer** (St. Luke’s Theatre, NYC & Marian Anderson Auditorium, Cheyney, PA) - Performs: 1 show in New York City March 19th & 1 show in Cheyney PA March 25. STORY LINE: Set in 1945, the coach of an All-Negro female baseball team is found dead as she was preparing a group of African-American females for an exhibition game against the Caucasian girls team Rockford Peaches. Racism, deceit, betrayal are brought to light as this powerful drama unveils. This is a revival of Layon Gray's powerful 2006 NAACP Award winning play. There is a lot of physical moving in the play. Baseball/softball experience is a plus.  There will be a very intense 3 week rehearsal process. Seeking: COACH HICKS, Lead/ Female/ African American, late 40's to early 50's, Must be able to command the stage with her presence. Great speaking voice. Comfortable with stage fight combat, must be in physical shape. A powerful role. Disciplined. Think Lou Gossett in An Officer and a Gentleman. BETTY: Lead / Female / African American, East Indian, Multi-Ethnic, Native American, Pacific Islander / Puerto Rican / 18 - 25 years; Betty is Creole - biracial, African American - very shy, timid, can’t play ball as good as the rest of the girls, but tries very hard. MUST have southern accent. CHARLEY: Lead / Female / African American / 21 - 30 years; Charley is opposite Betty, Strong willed, fast base runner. Split personalities, evil at times. Flirty. MUST have a southern accent. Apply via Actors Access at http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=437879&region=2  Auditions: February 4 in NYC


Backstage
Stage Manager (Olney Theatre Center, Olney, MD) - Olney Theatre Center is currently seeking a Stage Management intern for our production of CAROUSEL. After a bank robbery gone wrong, carousel barker Billy Bigelow is given a second chance to make things right for the love-of-his-life Julie Jordan and the child he never got to meet. Featuring some of the form’s best-loved songs: “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over,” and “If I Loved You.” Time Magazine calls this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic tale of love and redemption the “greatest musical of the twentieth century.” The SM intern will serve as an assistant stage manager for the production, assisting Production Stage Manager and OTC Artistic Associate, Josiane M. Lemieux on stage management of CAROUSEL (directed by OTC Artistic Director, Jason Loewith). Dates: March 9 to May 10, 2015 (with possible extension to May 24, 2015). Perks:
EMC points: 9-11 (depending on extension), On-campus housing (shared room), $125 weekly stipend. If interested, please send resume, cover letter and three professional references to apprenticeships@olneytheatre.org. Deadline: February 16, 2015


Scenic Designer & Lighting Designer (2 positions) (Winnipesaukee Playhouse, Meredith, NH) - The Winnipesaukee Playhouse is looking for talented, New England based Scenic Designer, and a Lighting Designer, for our upcoming production of Business Of Murder, by Richard Harris in April 2015. We are located in The Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Tech would begin Monday 6th April - show opens April 9th. Applicants should send resume and portfolio for attention of Artistic Director, Neil Pankhurst at Neil@WinniPlayhouse.org. Applications now open.


Master Electrician (Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis, Davis CA) - The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, University of California Davis, a leading arts organization with a vibrant, forward-thinking presenting program, a high level of academic activity and engagement, and the stewardship of two roadhouses on the beautiful campus of UC Davis, is accepting applications for the position of Master Electrician. Qualified applicants will have experience in technical theatre production, primarily in the areas of stage lighting and theatre electrical and control systems, with a minimum of apprentice-level experience in video projection; and experience acting as a master electrician for live performances and events in a roadhouse situation. Preferred qualifications include an ETCP Entertainment Electrician Certification as offered by PLASA. The incumbent will work an irregular schedule in support of The Mondavi Center’s busy schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, and must be able to work overtime. This is a 100% full-time position that is eligible for the University of California’s benefits package. Pay is $21.37 - $25.68/hour biweekly. To view the full position description and submit an on-line application, visit https://www.employment.ucdavis.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=69923. Reference requisition #03013586. The University of California, Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Final Filing Date is February 15, 2015


Camp Baco and Chenawah Summer Positions (Minerva, NY) - Seeking to fill two summer camp musical theater staff positions for Camps Baco and Chenawah: one director/choreographer position and one supervisor/dance captain. Both candidates will be responsible for a five-week season, collaborating on three musicals with kids 8-17. Both candidates must be over 21, high-energy self-starters, and upbeat team players who genuinely enjoy working with children. Contract runs June 25-Aug. 3. Both camps are situated on a mountain lake in Adirondack Park, NY, four and a half hrs. from NYC. Both positions pay $5,000 for the season. Meals, travel, housing, and laundry service provided. Program director states: "Considerable time off/frequent buses to Lake George, 45 mins away, provided." Seeking submissions nationwide/worldwide. Send resumes to: BACO, c/o 165 W. 66th St., #21D, New York, NY 10023, or email toMBSDirect@aol.com. In your cover letter, note whether you'd be available to meet for an interview Feb. 23-Mar. 14 in NYC. Skype interviews may be possible in certain cases. Visit http://www.backstage.com/casting/summer-camp-theater-season-staff-58637/ for more info. Respond by February 20, 2015.
Funding
First Acts: New Plays in Development - Are you a playwright developing a new performance piece and in need of financial and technical resources? Read more for an exciting opportunity from Kupferberg Center for the Arts in Queens NYC. The “First Acts: New Plays in Development” series supports theater artists who are in the early stages of developing new performance pieces. “First Acts,” which is a project of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at the exceptionally diverse Queens College, aims to amplify the voices of playwrights who are writing from minority or immigrant perspectives, in other words, voices that are not often heard in mainstream theater. By offering financial as well as technical resources for new play development, this program helps playwrights work through the question “what does my play need now?” “First Acts” supports the Queens College campus and community by providing relevant artistic programming and allowing for inter-disciplinary conversations and interactions on a wide range of topics. It also offers its audiences the rare opportunity to connect directly with art makers, and to be active participants in their processes. All performances are free and open to the public. Funding is made possible through the generosity of the Natalie Bailey and Herbert J. Kirshner Foundation. Awards range from $1000 to $2500, depending on the scope of the project. The award is given directly to the grantee, and can be used at the grantee’s discretion for such expenses as actor, playwright and director stipends, extra rehearsal space, props, costumes pieces, etc. A detailed projected budget should accompany the application. In addition, the grantee will receive in-kind support from the Kupferberg Center for the Performing Arts: Use of Colden Auditorium. Generally, “First Acts” performances are offered with the audience seated onstage (approximately 125 seats.) Grantees will be given two rehearsals in the space, along with one performance. Opportunities for further performances in other Flushing spaces can be arranged. Access to technical staff for minimal lighting and sound cues if needed (25-30 cues.) Promotion via Kupferberg Center for the Arts. Printing and distribution of fliers and programs. Access to highly diverse Queens College campus community. TO APPLY: Please send the following to Sophia McGee at sophia.mcgee@qc.cuny.edu: A one paged description of the proposed project, a synopsis of your piece, a proposed budget and your first and second choice of dates. For more information, visit http://kupferbergcenter.org/events/first-acts-opportunity-for-playwrights/#.VM2DGGTF9A8. Deadline: February 4, 2015
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts – Grants from $1,000-$20,000 for U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations to assist in the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. They are particularly interested in supporting artists and organizations in their efforts to promote social justice and social change through the arts. Artists and ensembles in all disciplines are eligible; there are three levels of grants to which they may apply: Project Grant, Fellowship, and Master Artist Grant. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NOTE: Application must be submitted online. NALAC, 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, TX 78207, T: (210) 432-3982, info@nalac.org, www.nalac.org, http://www.nalac.org/programs/nalac-grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts-nfa. Receipt Deadline: February 19, 2015


The Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowships for Emerging Playwrights of Color (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, Twin Cities, MN) – Two fellowships will be awarded, one to a Minnesota playwright, and one to either a Minnesota or national playwright. Each fellowship will provide a $10,000 stipend, an additional $2,500 for living expenses, and $1,500 in play development funds, as well as opportunities to build connections with theatre companies and leaders in the Twin Cities and nationwide. Applicants must not have had more than one play professionally produced at time of application, and must be artists of color who are at least 21 years old and citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Recipients must maintain residency within Minnesota and within 75 miles of the Twin Cities during the grant year. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406, T: (612) 332-7481, submissions@pwcenter.org, www.pwcenter.org, https://pwcenter.org/programs/many-voices-fellowships. Receipt Deadline: February 5, 2015


The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater – Dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theatre and contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S. They are particularly interested in supporting theatre projects that explore aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity of contemporary theatre. Priority will be given, but not limited, to French artists whose work has rarely or never been seen or developed in the U.S. In the U.S. – Supports American productions of French contemporary playwrights and residencies of French directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in the U.S. In France – Supports French productions of American contemporary playwrights, residencies of American directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in France. Amount requested must not exceed 50% of the total budget for the project or the amount of $25,000. Download application forms from website. The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), 972 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10075, T: (212) 439-1444, nicole.birmann@diplomatie.gouv.fr, http://www.facecouncil.org/contemporarytheater/index.html. Deadline: February 17, 2015


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Performing Arts Presenters Initiative – Supports the presentation of touring performing artists at venues within 3 states/jurisdictions: Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nonprofit organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for funding to help defray costs related to the presentation of touring performing artists in underserved communities. Organizations must: be based and chartered in Delaware, DC, or the Virgin Islands as a non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code at least 1 year prior to application deadline; and be an arts or community-based organization, a college or university, or a government entity involved in presenting the performing arts. Producing organizations are not eligible. Proposed artists/ensembles must be located outside of the state/jurisdiction of the performance but based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA & WV), or from outside the United States. Proposals must demonstrate a commitment to presenting the performing arts and reaching underserved audiences (communities in which individuals lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age). Priority will be given to projects involving artists or performing arts genres with whom applicants have no prior presenting history or whose fees have been beyond applicant’s means. Support is available for programs taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Minimum grant request is $500; maximum request is $2,000. Applicants may apply for up to 50% of the artist’s fee plus travel and lodging expenses, marketing, and production cash costs for engagement of proposed artists. Organizations must match grant amount. NOTE: Applications must be completed online; see website for complete application guidelines and instructions for the different states/jurisdictions. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 N. Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/spi/guidelines.html. Receipt Deadline: February 20, 2015


California Council for the Humanities Community Stories Grants – Seeks to capture and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Seeking submissions of proposals for story-based projects; this year, the focus is on the needs of veterans, those who support them, and what we consider our responsibilities towards those who risk their lives for our sakes. Applicants must have tax-exempt status or a California-based fiscal sponsor. Projects for this funding round must explore stories of significance to Californians; address the meaning of democracy; approach the subject matter from a humanities perspective; actively involve at least one humanities advisor in the planning and implementation of the project; provide opportunities for community engagement and involvement in project activities; include public programming elements; and result in work that will be accessible by the public and about which information can be shared through the CCH web site. Applicants may request up to $10,000 each. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational Webinar before applying. NOTE: Application must be submitted online, through website. See website for complete guidelines and application. California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter St., Ste. 601, San Francisco, CA 94108, Contact: Program Associate Tonya Jones T: (213) 346-3234, tjones@calhum.org, or Senior Program Officer Felicia Kelley, fkelley@calgum.org, http://www.calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant. Receipt Deadline: February 2, 2015


Residencies
Blue Mountain Residencies (Blue Mountain Lake, NY) - Traditional Residencies are open to creative and non-fiction writers, activists, and artists of all disciplines—including composers, filmmakers, and visual artists who do not require exceptional facilities. Each session is four weeks long and includes up to fifteen residents. Other than transportation and the $25 application fee, there is no cost. Guest quarters are simple and comfortable. Writers are lodged in individual bedroom/studies in the Main House or the Grey Cottage. Visual artists and composers work in nearby studios. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided. To apply, and for more information, visit http://www.bluemountaincenter.org/dates-and-guidelines/. Deadline: February 1, 2015 (midnight PST)


Japan-United Stated Friendship Commission Creative Artists Program (Various Cities, Japan) - The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission offers up to five leading contemporary and traditional artists from the United States an opportunity to spend three to five months in Japan in 2016 through the U.S.-Japan Creative Artists Program. Cultural understanding is at the heart of this program. Artists participate as seekers, as cultural visionaries, and as living liaisons to the traditional and contemporary cultural life of Japan. They also serve as connectors who share knowledge and bring back knowledge. Their interaction with the Japanese public and the outlook they bring home provide exceptional opportunities to promote cultural understanding between the United States and Japan. Artists should have compelling reasons for wanting to work in Japan, and they should do preliminary research to identify contacts there. The Commission encourages artists to consider collaboration with Japanese colleagues, as appropriate for the artistic field. Artists are free to interact with artists anywhere in the country. While many artists chose to remain in Tokyo, others have undertaken their residencies in Kyoto or other cities, and still others have worked in rural settings or have visited a number of sites relevant to their work. Upon their arrival in Tokyo, artists will be predominantly on their own during the three to five month residency period; however, International House of Japan provides in-depth orientation materials, expert advice and professional contacts, as well as some logistical support during the residency period. The Japan U.S. Friendship Commission sponsors this program with administrative assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts. For further guidelines and application requirements, visit http://www.jusfc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Guidelines-and-Criteria-2015.pdf. Deadline: February 2, 2015 for cover sheet application form, February 28, 2015 for further materials


Kenyon Playwrighting Conference (Kenyon, OH) - Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2014

ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing


HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) - HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2015.


Vermont Studio Center (Year-round, Johnson, VT) – Residencies of an average of 4-12 weeks for serious, emerging, or mid-career visual artists and writers of all types from all over the world. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and residency fee ($3,950/month; fellowships available; see website). FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl St., PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730,info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org. Deadline: February 15, 2015

Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies

Hemera Foundation’s The Tending Space Fellowship Program - The Tending Space Fellowship Program for Artists was developed with the view that art has the capacity to infuse the experience of everyday life with awareness. The aim of the program is to nurture the creative practice of seeing things as they are, to cultivate that awareness, and to live and create from this insight. Toward that purpose, we support artists with opportunities for both contemplation and creation. Qualified applicants will be artists who are rigorously committed to their art form and who have a demonstrable interest in contemplative practice. The 2015 Tending Space fellowship program is open to visual and performing artists and writers. Visit http://www.hemerafoundation.org/for-artists/ for program overview and to apply. Deadline: February 15, 2015

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#StageOpps #StageOppsJan15

and WomenArts presents
 
#StageOpps
#StageOppsJan15
Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


January’s Special Opportunity


**WOMEN’S WORK PLAY LAB**
Opportunity for women PLAYWRIGHTS and DIRECTORS


The deadline for application submissions is being extended to January 12, 2015 for readers of the #StageOpps newsletter only. Please email specialoppscode@gmail.com to retrieve this month’s #StageOpps code!


Since its creation in 1994, NPTC Women’s Work Project has had the goal of not only helping to develop specific plays, but to support residents’ growth as accomplished and skilled playwrights—to give writers added tools in the practice of their craft and to strengthen their individual voices.  Our focus has always been on bringing scripts to production quality.


The WOMEN’S WORK LAB for short plays provides a supportive and nurturing environment to emerging and mid-career women playwrights.  Four to six members are selected each year, along with a similar number of directors. The LAB meets monthly (Sundays, 4-7pm) from February through July, allowing for time in between sessions for writers to continue to develop and revise their work in response to feedback.  Members are expected to bring work to each session beginning with the development of an original short play based upon an assigned theme. Playwrights receive monthly feedback on their play from the LAB’s group of dramaturgs and directors. Feedback is given in a unified manner so playwrights do not have conflicting advice about what to work on. The process creates a collaborative group from which members can draw inspiration and energy.  Scripts are then produced in our annual Women's Work Short Play Festival. Participants in the Short Play Lab may be invited to submit a proposal for a full-length work and continue working with the LAB in the spring.


Playwrights should apply by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line “Women’s Work Application,” followed by this month’s #StageOpps code, to contact@nptnyc.org:
  • a resume, including specific information on your training as a writer (i.e. degree program, workshops, etc.)
  • a 10-15 page writing sample
  • a personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB, including goals for your own growth and development if selected
(Please note that ALL 3 items are required to be considered.)


Directors should apply by sending the following as email attachments, with the email Subject Line “WWP-Directors,” followed by this month’s #StageOpps code, to contact@nptnyc.org:
  • directing resume
  • contact information for three references
  • personal statement explaining why you wish to be a part of the LAB
  • website URL if applicable


DEADLINE FOR #STAGEOPPS READERS: January 12, 2015


Project Submissions
Atlanta Fringe Festival (June 3-7, 2015; Atlanta, GA) - The Atlanta Fringe Festival is dedicated to connecting adventurous artists with appreciative audiences for the betterment of the Atlanta arts community. We are looking for shows from any genre: cabaret, modern dance, comedy, drama, puppetry, circus, opera, improv, aerial, musicals, projection, etc. Shows must be 30-55 minutes long, no more, no less. There is a non-refundable $25 fee to apply, and if you are selected in our random lottery, there is a $250 production fee that goes toward paying for technicians and house managers to run your show. Your $250 application fee also gets you: 3 minutes to preview your show at the Opening Party on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, Four scheduled performances at the 2015 Atlanta Fringe Festival, June 3-7, 2015, 85% of your box office revenue, after applicable taxes, A venue that matches your venue requests as best as we are able, Professional technicians to set levels and cues and to run the boards for your show, Box office and front-of-house services, Listings in official schedules and festival catalog, Inclusion in press announcements sent to major media outlets, with potential inclusion in photo and interview requests from local media when applicable, Individual show page on AtlantaFringe.org, plus inclusion on all our social media outlets. To apply, visit http://atlantafringe.org/ or http://atlantafringe.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/AFF2015submission.pdf. Deadline: January 5, 2015 (postmark)


Midtown International Theatre Festival (July 13 - August 9, 2015; New York, NY) - We welcome any kind of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classical, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche, even new interpretations of classical plays. We also encourage productions of all racial and sexual stripes, in all genres. The chief restrictions on submissions are the length of a show and how well it can be done with minimal scenery in a festival setting. Otherwise, three things make up a successful entry in the MITF: a good play, acompetent producer, and a marketing plan. It takes all three to field a successful Festival entry. For more info and instructions to submit, visit http://www.midtownfestival.org/. Deadline: January 26, 2015


Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (August 3-9, 2015; New York, NY) - Attention playwrights! The time has come to unpack your short plays and get them ready to submit to the 40th Annual Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival. We are now accepting submissions! Playwrights (not published with Samuel French Inc. or any other major theatrical publisher) are welcome to submit up to 3 plays, each running 10-30 minutes in length. There is a $10 submission fee per play. Application requires the sign off of you as producer, or your own separate producer, who will produce the play to participate in the festival. To apply and for further guidelines: http://oob.samuelfrench.com/. Deadline: February 14th, 2015, 11:59pm E.S.T.
Planet Connections Theatre Festivity (June 15 - July 12, 2015; NYC, NY) - The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity, New York’s premiere socially conscious/eco-friendly, not-for-profit theatre festival, is currently accepting submissions for its 2015 season. The festivity accepts all topics and subject matters (not just environmental!) including but not limited to: new works, musicals, adaptations, one-acts, and solo shows. The deadline for all submissions is January 21st. The Festivity is designed to invoke the power of art in motivating philanthropy, community outreach and social change. Applications are accepted through e-mail and standard mail. For more information or application materials, please visit www.planetconnections.org or http://planetconnections.org/full-productions-2/. Fee: $25 before January 7; $40 by January 18. Deadline: January 18, 2015


Script Submissions
Forget Me Not Theatre Company 2016 New Work Production (Chicago, IL) - Forget Me Not Theatre Company’s New Work Series bridges the gap between a workshop and a world première. Our goal is to work alongside a playwright in the final stages of script development to challenge their concept of what the play can and should be in an effort to bring their world to life in the most vibrant way possible. To this end the playwright is invited into the rehearsal room for a two-week workshop designed to foster play, discovery, and iteration. Since the New Work Series requires the playwright to be in-residence for the two-week workshop they must be local to Chicago, IL OR be able to travel and provide their own lodging. For guidelines, and to apply, visit http://forgetmenottheatreco.com/event/. Deadline: January 20, 2015

Fusion’s THE SEVEN (Albuquerque, NM) - THE SEVEN, Fusion’s 10th annual short works festival, 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.  Scripts must be based on the theme:  "UNFINISHED BUSINESS".  All theatrical genres are acceptable (drama, comedy, musical, monologues, etc.). For more complete guidelines, and to apply, visit http://fusionabq.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=The+Seven. Deadline: April 8, 2015 postmarked for snail mail, April 12, 2015 for digital submissions

Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.Deadline: April 15, 2015

Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Indie Boots is currently accepting short play submissions for the third annual festival featuring independent theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what\'s funny, and how the world works. All plays must use the word \"Ella\" in the title of the piece. Plays under 10 minutes, comedies, and plays featuring underrepresented characters (women, LGBTQ characters, etc) are especially encouraged. The finalists will be performed this spring in Chicago, IL as part of Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2015: The Ella Plays. An audience award (and cash!) will be presented to one play. Casts may be as large as 10 actors or as small as 2 actors (casts of 3-5 are encouraged). Writers may submit more than one script. To submit, please visit www.indieboots.org/playsubmissions.html. Deadline: January 15, 2015 (late)

Ashland New Plays Festival (October 21-25, 2015, Ashland, OR) – International playwright festival. Seeking full-length dramas or comedies (2 acts, total 90-120 minutes running time) that are previously unproduced. Cast is limited to 8 characters. No adaptations, translations, musicals, or children’s plays. Selected playwrights will participate in at least 2 rehearsals culminating in 2 public readings, a playwrighting workshop led by the host playwright, and scheduled social events. Playwrights receive lodging and $1000 stipend to help defray travel and other expenses. One submission per playwright. Submissions may be made online or by postal mail; see website for complete guidelines and application form. FEE: $15 online or $10 money order. Ashland New Plays Festival, PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520, T: (541) 488-7995, submissions@AshlandNewPlays.org, www.AshlandNewPlays.org. Deadline: January 15, 2014

"2042: See Change" East West Players Playwriting Competition (Los Angeles, CA) - It is estimated that by 2042, people of color will make up a majority of the United States population. With this shift in demographics, the face of America will look and feel different. East West Players is seeking submissions of original full-length plays and musicals that explore this new reality and represent and reflect the future of the American landscape. Submissions accepted electronically only. Visit http://eastwestplayers.org/news/2042-see-change-playwriting-competition-2014/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: January 5, 2014

Premiere Stages Play Festival at Kean University (March, 2014, Union, NJ) – Seeking unproduced scripts from playwrights born or currently residing in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Festival winner will be awarded $2,000 and a full Equity production in Premiere’s 2015 season. The runner-up will receive $750 and a 29-hour Staged Reading; two other writers will receive Staged Readings in March and a cash prize of $500. Scripts must be full-length, unproduced and unpublished, and have a cast size of no more than 8. No musicals. Agents may submit full scripts; playwrights should submit script sample and synopsis. See website for complete guidelines and submission instructions. NO FEE. Premiere Stages Play Festival at Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083, www.kean.edu/premierestages. Deadline: January 15, 2015
**Artemisia’s Fall Festival** (Fall 2015, Chicago) - Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015


Rough Writers New Play Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) - The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is proud to be producing our bi-annual Rough Writers New Play Festival in the spring of 2015. This two week-long festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. Playwrights whose work is included in the festival will have the opportunity to have readings of their scripts in front of an audience with a moderated talkback session immediately following. A panel of theatre professionals will adjudicate the submissions. In an effort to celebrate the FAC’s “Year of Georgia O’Keeffe”, we ask that this year’s submissions be related to the life and/or the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. The plays may utilize Georgia O’Keeffe as a character, use her art as a springboard for the story or, in a larger sense, explore the lives and art of groundbreaking women. The submissions may be full-length, one-act or 10-minute plays or musicals. Submissions must be in a state of development, and not have a history of productions. The Rough Writers New Play Festival will be held between June 4 and 14, 2015. Please send cover letter and copy of formatted script (along with Demo CD for musicals) to: Nathan Halvorson, Associate Director of Performing Arts c/o The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or via email at: nhalvorson@csfineartscenter.org. Deadline: March 1, 2015
HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) - Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visit http://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions


**Leah Ryan’s Fund for Emerging Women Writers** – Aims to encourage brilliant and unrecognized women playwrights with a cash prize and a New York City showcase of the winning work. Submissions must be full-length works for theatre, but the form is open to one-acts, two-acts (or more), monologues, adaptations, and any other “wild or deceptively tame” form. Winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize as well as a staged reading of her play in New York City. A stipend of up to $700 may be provided for travel and accommodation. Submit up to 10 pages excerpted from a fully-developed completed script (finalists will be asked to submit complete script), a cover letter of no more than one page describing yourself and your work (including full contact information), a resume, and at least one letter of support from someone who knows you and your work well. Download application form from website. NOTE: E-mail applications only, in PDF format. See website for complete submission guidelines. NO FEE. Leah Ryan’s FEWW, PO Box 287, Amherst, MA 01004-0287, leahryansfeww@gmail.com, http://www.leahryansfeww.com/. Receipt Deadline: January 12, 2015, 5pm EST


Jacksonville State University Southern Playwrights Competition – Seeks to identify and encourage the best of Southern playwriting. First-prize winner receives $1,000 and a full production by the Jacksonville State University Department of Drama. Playwrights must be native to or residents of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, or West Virginia, and plays must deal with the Southern experience. Entries must be original, full-length plays that have not had previous Equity productions. No musicals or adaptations. One submission per playwright. Submit via postal mail, with an official entry form (download from website) and a SASE. NOTE: No electronic or fax submissions. NO FEE. Jacksonville State University Southern Playwrights Competition, Sarah Moersch, Department of English, Jacksonville State University, 700 Pelham Rd. North, Jacksonville, Alabama 36265-1602, T: (256) 782-5414, smoersch@jsu.edu, swhitton@jsu.edu, http://www.jsu.edu/english/southpla.html. Receipt Deadline: January 15, 2015


Heartland Theatre Company 10-Minute Play Festival: Class Reunion (June, 2015, Bloomington, IL) – Seeking new, unproduced 10-minutes plays with 2-4 characters that are inspired by the class reunions. It’s all about the unexpected happening when your past rises up to smack you in the face, whether that happens at a raucous get-together ten years after the valedictorian fell off the stage when the Class of ’05 graduated, at a tea party celebrating the 25th reunion of Miss Lucy’s last Tapping Toddlers Class, or at the 50th reunion of the mysterious and dangerous Mortar & Pestle Club from Old Ivy. No musicals or children’s plays. Do not put author’s name on script. NOTE: Submit through website entry form, which requires that you upload your play in MSWord format. NO FEE. Heartland Theatre Company, PO Box 1833, Bloomington, IL 61702-1833, T: (309) 452-8709, http://www.heartlandtheatre.org/tenminuteform.htm. Deadline: February 1, 2015


The Valley Players Vermont Playwrights Award – Seeking original, unproduced, full-length plays by residents of Vermont, New Hampshire, or Maine. Winning playwright receives $1,000. No musicals. Plays may not have won an award or prize in any other contest. Submit 2 bound copies of script with title pages containing author name and contact information. Do not include author’s name on script. Download entry form from website and submit with script.NO FEE. Vermont Playwrights Award, The Valley Players, PO Box 441, Waitsfield, VT 05673, T: (802) 6767, valleyplayer@madriver.com, www.valleyplayers.com. Deadline: February 1, 2015


Thespian Production (New York, NY) – Seeking 10-15 minute plays in any genre with simple sets and a maximum of 4 characters. Submit script with title page containing full author contact information, a synopsis, setting, and character breakdown. They are also seeking one-act and full-length Gospel plays. NOTE: Electronic submissions only. NO FEE. Thespian Production, submissions@thespianproduction.com, www.thespianproduction.com Next Deadline: Ongoing.


Theatre Trail Writers Competition (Arundel, West Sussex, UK) - The Arundel Festival Theatre Trail, conceived and presented by Drip Action Theatre Company, is now in its fifteenth year and is seeking writers to submit plays for next year’s Trail. It performs at the end of August, on each of the Festival’s eight days, eight short plays at eight different venues all over Arundel. The Trail is firmly established as one of the major components in the Festival and is a great showcase for both new and established writers, both from the UK and beyond. Plays should be between 30 and 40 minutes long, with practicable casting, props and effects. All entries should be submitted to: Drip Action Theatre Trail 2014, c/o SCGIS Ltd, 65a High Street, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9AJ. No Fee. One play only per entrant, in hard copy (not e-mail). Please enclose an SAE if you’d like your play returned. Our reading committee will select the plays that will be performed, with the best submitted script receiving the Joy Goun award of £250 at our Theatre Trail launch in May 2015.
Each successful playwright will receive a £150 writer’s fee. For further information call 01903 885250 or email info@dripaction.co.uk. Website: http://www.dripaction.co.uk/. Deadline: January 31, 2015


Premiere Stages Play Festival 2015 (Kean University, Union, NJ) - Premiere Stages will accept submissions of unproduced new plays from playwrights born or currently residing in the greater metropolitan area (New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania). There is no fee to enter. All plays submitted to the festival are evaluated by a professional panel of theatre producers, dramaturgs, playwrights, scholars and publishers. Four of the submitted plays will be selected for staged readings with Equity casts March 19- 22, 2015 and awarded cash prizes. Following the March readings, the winner of Play Festival is selected for a full production during Premiere Stages’ 2015 main stage season and awarded $2000; a second play will be selected for a 29-hour Staged Reading and be awarded $750, and the two other finalist writers will be awarded $500. At Premiere Stages, we pride ourselves on a uniquely accelerated process in which plays we find particularly promising are developed and fully produced within a year of submission. To apply and for further guidelines: http://www.kean.edu/premierestages/play.php. For any questions regarding the submission guidelines, please email premiere@kean.edu. Deadline: January 15, 2015


Bare Fiction Magazine Open Theatre Submissions - Play submissions are now open for our March 2015 issue. We want our readers to discover genre-defying boldness from exciting writers in poetry, fiction and plays, literary review, interviews and commentary. To that end, we need play texts that instantly grab our minds and take us on extraordinary literary journeys. If your work is competently written but doesn’t have the kind of depth that makes the readers work just that little bit harder, then it’s probably not for us. We want you to make peoples eyes open wider and their minds race with excitement as they feast on your words. We do accept simultaneous submissions, but please do ensure that you contact us immediately if your work is accepted elsewhere. Likewise, if we are unable to accommodate your writing in our pages, we will let you know in plenty of time should you wish to submit elsewhere. If you have not heard from us within 90 days, please get in touch to enquire as to the status of your submission. We do not accept translations or work that has been previously published in print or online. Only original unpublished work submitted by the author will be considered. No submissions by publishers, presses or agents please. Ensure that your name does NOT appear on the uploaded documents. We operate a blind submission policy so that we can truly appraise your work on merit alone, with at least 2 or 3 different editors reviewing all submissions before passing comments to the editor. Uploaded file/s are electronically tagged so that we know who they’re from. For guidelines, visit http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk/submissions/. Deadline: January 11, 2015
**365 Women A Year 2015 Plays** - Please follow the directions carefully. If you have any questions, email 365womenayear@gmail.com ***Disclaimer, we already have a disproportionate amount of historical women who were writers and born in the 1800 & 1900s.*** ALL THE 2015 information is now on the web site: http://365womenayear.wordpress.com/2015-info/ (1) Step one: Go to the web site and make sure you are not picking a woman that we have already written about. Web site: http://365womenayear.wordpress.com. We are not yet accepting any repeats. Please note, historical women must have 100% existed. They may be living or dead. (2) Fill out a claim request form: https://docs.google.com/…/1z9wnXOpOAmIPhwwzS3ClBK4…/viewform (3) Start writing: Plays must be less then 60 pages. 10 characters or less. Simple props and set. Musicals are welcome. (We will divide the final products into sections: 10 pages and under, 11-20 pages, 20+, 30-60, Musicals, Plays can be in ANY language) (4) Fill out the google information form so we can get your bio and historical info on the web site: https://docs.google.com/…/1zKabKTafmo6KX-7q2-32yxQ…/viewform (5) Follow the directions below for submitting your plays. YOU MUST PUT 2015 in the subject line! If your piece is for 2015! (6) Follow the twitter handle: @365womenayear. SUBMITTING YOUR PLAYS: (Please follow the directions closely) Email Your Pieces: *A separate email for EACH play w/ play attached as a PDF *Subject line should be: Historical Woman/Playwright/Play Title/Length *Please put 2015 in the subject line if you are submitting for 2015 (2014 playwrights, no year necessary) *If your play includes many historical women, simply put MANY WOMEN/Playwright/Play Title/Length in the subject line and the list of women in the body of the email. *If it is a musical, please put that in the subject line as well. *In the body of the email: Include your bio *It is okay if they are not formatted in a certain way. Email your pieces to: 365womenayear@gmail.com Deadline for alternates January 15, 2015.


Onstage
**Yo Soy Latina!** (The Ware Center, Lancaster, PA) - Seeking two Latina actresses to portray Louisa and Alicia in this piece produced by Odd Girl in Entertainment, written by Linda Nieves-Powell. Interviews will be held January 24, 2015, with rehearsals from February 21- March 5, 2015. Performance is March 7th, 2014. Pays $300 stipend. Submit via Actors Access: http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=434294&region=2.  


Phaedra (Under Saint Marks, NYC) - This is a one night only benefit for The Ali Forney Center. AFC rescues LGBT kids from the dangers of the streets and places them into safe, homelike environments. AFC works hard to provide the necessary support for these adolescents to succeed and thrive. AEA AND NON-AEA MAY SUBMIT. Please prepare 1 monologue dramatic or comedic (whatever you do best) classical is preferred Shakespeare, Greek etc. Chekhov, however is also welcome (we are doing Uncle Vanya and Ivanov later in the season as well as The Tempest). Interviews will be helf January 10, 2014. Performance is May 3, 2015. To submit: http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=434296&region=2


Backstage
Unified Professional Theatre Association Interviews (February 7, 2015, Memphis TN) - Interviews for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Interviews will occur on Saturday, February 7th only. Technical, administrative, and artistic positions will be posted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Interviews will occur at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown with sign-up sheets on the companies’ hotel doors. Deadline: January 26, 2015.


Producing Artistic Director (Stonington Opera House, Maine) - Theater is alive on the beautiful coast of Maine, and in this 104th year of the Stonington Opera House we’re looking for the next generation of leadership! The position of Producing Artistic Director for Opera House Arts is now open for applications, and we welcome your submissions. Cover letter, résumé, salary requirements, and up to three letters of reference with contact information to: jobs@operahousearts.org. No phone inquiries but questions may be addressed to the same e-mail. Follow the link or see the attached for job description/prospectus: http://www.melissamaxwell.com/In_The_Know/Entries/2014/12/22_Opera_House_Seeking_Producing_Artistic_Director.html. Deadline: January 15, 2015


Artistic Director (The Flea Theater; New York City, NY) - The award-winning Flea Theater seeks an Artistic Director to lead the company in the 2015/16 season and to lead their inaugural seasons at their new three-theater performing arts complex in the 2016/17 season. The new Flea theater, just four blocks south of the original Flea, will not only present distinctive work produced by the new Artistic Director and Flea’s artists, but feature the best of Off-Off-Broadway in various disciplines – Theater, Performance, Music and Dance. The new Artistic Director will have an unusual opportunity to make a significant impact on New York’s cultural scene. The Flea is seeking a leader with commitment to and experience in the Off-Off-Broadway arena. With the mandate to “raise a joyful hell in a small space,” the Artistic Director should have a unique understanding and love for the particulars of Off-Off-Broadway production and a desire to raise every aspect to its highest potential. Experience and familiarity with the operation of a theater plant is also necessary. The Artistic Director of The Flea should have a vision large enough to populate its three performance spaces, and the experience and ingenuity to run all three concurrently. The Flea Artistic Director should have energy, vitality, charisma and the ability to inspire and support the work of the diverse group of artists working under the umbrella of The Flea. Please send resume to: Carol Ostrow, Producing Director, The Flea Theater, 41 White Street, New York, NY 10013, or carolo@theflea.org. Visit http://www.theflea.org/page.php?page_type=1&page_id=21.

Art Education Project Coordinator (NYC Public Schools, NY) - Directly supporting one Borough Arts Director and based out of a borough office, the Arts Education Project Coordinator will plan, organize, and administer activities and programs related to supporting schools, arts professional development, student and school-based programs, and engagement of local arts and cultural organizations. S/he will also be responsible for supporting internal and external communications and operations functions for his or her borough office. Performs related work. Please include a resume and cover letter in your application. To apply, visit https://nycdoe.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=214873&company_id=15651&version=2&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1002410&level=levelid2&levelid2=&parent=&startflag=2. Deadline: January 7, 2015, 3pm EST
Wardrobe Supervisor (Vineyard Theatre, NYC) -  The Vineyard Theatre is seeking an experienced Wardrobe Supervisor, to head up a two-person wardrobe crew on a new Off-Broadway musical, BROOKLYNITE, by Michael Mayer and Peter Lerman. Directed by Michael Mayer, Costume Design by Andrea Lauer. Contract begins January 23rd, with Tech starting January 24th. Previews start January 30th, and Opening Night is February 25th. Show closes on March 22nd. The Vineyard Theatre is dedicated to new works with bold programming and supporting artists. Some of the previous productions at the Vineyard include: AVENUE Q (Tony Award); [title of show] (OBIE Award); Kander and Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (12 Tony Nominations); Nicky Silver's THE LYONS (Broadway run); Paula Vogel's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE (Pulitzer Prize); among many other well received productions. In total, the Vineyard has been the recipient of 2 Pulitzer Prizes, 3 Tony Awards, numerous OBIE, Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics, and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. The Vineyard is also the proud recipient of special OBIE, Drama Desk, and Lucille Lortel awards for sustained excellence. $550 a week with a $150 tech bump for the first two weeks. Non-Union. Please send your resume to productionintern@vineyardtheatre.org and put your name and “Wardrobe Supervisor” in the subject line. For more information: http://playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/338436


Funding
Jubilation Foundation Grants - We grant to individuals and organizations who have an exceptional talent for helping young people feel fully alive through rhythm - as expressed in music and dance. We grant two-year fellowships to those who serve as a link to a world filled with more joy. You must reside in the United States to be eligible. Special consideration will be given to organizations in the Pacific Northwest committed to one or more of the following: on-going skill building, working with children under 18, involving experts working and playing with non-experts, working toward synchrony and inclusion, overcoming barriers related to race and class, building community, and etc. We grant $250-750 for additional strategies to promote our values and mission, for example: scholarships for teachers, articles written for the popular press on the significance of music and movement on children and adults, and etc. For more thorough guidelines and to apply, visit http://jubilationfoundation.org/grant.html#4. Deadline for Fellows nominations: January 15, 2015. Deadline for Organization applications: July 2015.  


San Francisco Foundation Arts and Culture Grants – Grants for projects that substantially benefit residents in at least one of the 5 Bay Area counties the foundation serves: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Eligible projects and organizations include those who: develop and present high quality and diverse artistic practices reflective of the myriad communities in the region; foster creativity, self-expression, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation for children and young adults; increase opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences; engage in the arts to build communities. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, T: (415) 733-8500, artsinfo@sff.org, www.sff.org. Deadline: January 21, 2015


National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) Fund for the Arts – Grants from $1,000-$20,000 for U.S.-based Latino artists and arts organizations to assist in the development, creation, presentation, and sustainability of artistic excellence, as well as the opportunity to participate in activities that contribute to professional and organizational growth. They are particularly interested in supporting artists and organizations in their efforts to promote social justice and social change through the arts. Artists and ensembles in all disciplines are eligible; there are three levels of grants to which they may apply: Project Grant, Fellowship, and Master Artist Grant. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NOTE: Application must be submitted online. NALAC, 1208 Buena Vista, San Antonio, TX 78207, T: (210) 432-3982, info@nalac.org, www.nalac.org, http://www.nalac.org/programs/nalac-grants/nalac-fund-for-the-arts-nfa. Receipt Deadline: February 19, 2015


Indian Arts Research Center Fellowships for Native and First Nations Artists (Santa Fe, NM) – Four different fellowships to support Native American and First Nations artists at the Indian Arts Research Center at the School of Advanced Research. Each fellowship includes a $3,000 monthly stipend, housing, studio space, supplies allowance, and travel reimbursement to and from SAR.
Ron and Susan Dubin Native Artist Fellowship (June 15-August 15 annually) – Supports traditional Native artistry.
Rollin and Mary Ella King Native Artist Fellowship (September 1-December 1 annually) Dedicated to preserving the Southwest’s extensive artistic heritage. Applicants must be from a Native community in the Southwestern U.S. (AZ, CO, NM, UT) and work in the visual arts.
**Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellowship for Women** (March 1-May 31 annually) – Encourages the creativity and growth of indigenous women artists working in any medium.
School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience, PO Box 2188, Santa Fe, NM 87504-2188, T: (505) 954-7205, FAX: (505) 954-7207, iarc@sarsf.org, http://sarweb.org/index.php?artists. Deadline: January 15, 2015
**American Association of University Women Community Action Grants for Women and Girls** - Seed money of $2,000-$7,000 over one year to new projects promoting education and equity for women and girls. Two-year grants of $5,000-$10,000 are given for longer-term programs that address the particular needs of the community and develop girls’ sense of efficacy through leadership or advocacy opportunities.  Individual women, AAUW branches, AAUW state organizations, and local community-based nonprofit organizations are eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Topic areas are unrestricted, but should include a clearly defined activity that promotes education and equity for women and girls. American Association of University Women, 1111 Sixteenth St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, T: (319) 337-1716 x60, aauw@act.org, http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/educational-funding-and-awards/community-action-grants/community-action-grant-application/. Deadline: January 15, 2015


The Playwrights’ Center Many Voices Fellowships for Emerging Playwrights of Color (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015, Twin Cities, MN) – Two fellowships will be awarded, one to a Minnesota playwright, and one to either a Minnesota or national playwright. Each fellowship will provide a $10,000 stipend, an additional $2,500 for living expenses, and $1,500 in play development funds, as well as opportunities to build connections with theatre companies and leaders in the Twin Cities and nationwide. Applicants must not have had more than one play professionally produced at time of application, and must be artists of color who are at least 21 years old and citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Recipients must maintain residency within Minnesota and within 75 miles of the Twin Cities during the grant year. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55406, T: (612) 332-7481, submissions@pwcenter.org, www.pwcenter.org, https://pwcenter.org/programs/many-voices-fellowships. Receipt Deadline: February 5, 2015


The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater – Dedicated to fostering innovative artistic collaborations in the field of theatre and contributing to the dynamism of intercultural dialogue and exchange between France and the U.S. They are particularly interested in supporting theatre projects that explore aesthetic boundaries and reflect the cultural and aesthetic diversity of contemporary theatre. Priority will be given, but not limited, to French artists whose work has rarely or never been seen or developed in the U.S. In the U.S. – Supports American productions of French contemporary playwrights and residencies of French directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in the U.S. In France – Supports French productions of American contemporary playwrights, residencies of American directors, and the presentation of multidisciplinary theatre (including objects, sound, physical, and visual theatre) in France. Amount requested must not exceed 50% of the total budget for the project or the amount of $25,000. Download application forms from website. The French-American Fund for Contemporary Theater, Nicole Birmann Bloom, Program Officer (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), 972 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10075, T: (212) 439-1444, nicole.birmann@diplomatie.gouv.fr, http://www.facecouncil.org/contemporarytheater/index.html. Deadline: February 17, 2015


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation Performing Arts Presenters Initiative – Supports the presentation of touring performing artists at venues within 3 states/jurisdictions: Delaware, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nonprofit organizations that meet the eligibility criteria are invited to apply for funding to help defray costs related to the presentation of touring performing artists in underserved communities. Organizations must: be based and chartered in Delaware, DC, or the Virgin Islands as a non-profit organization exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)3, 501(c)4, or 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code at least 1 year prior to application deadline; and be an arts or community-based organization, a college or university, or a government entity involved in presenting the performing arts. Producing organizations are not eligible. Proposed artists/ensembles must be located outside of the state/jurisdiction of the performance but based in the mid-Atlantic region (DC, DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA & WV), or from outside the United States. Proposals must demonstrate a commitment to presenting the performing arts and reaching underserved audiences (communities in which individuals lack access to the arts due to geography, economic conditions, ethnic background, disability, or age). Priority will be given to projects involving artists or performing arts genres with whom applicants have no prior presenting history or whose fees have been beyond applicant’s means. Support is available for programs taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. Minimum grant request is $500; maximum request is $2,000. Applicants may apply for up to 50% of the artist’s fee plus travel and lodging expenses, marketing, and production cash costs for engagement of proposed artists. Organizations must match grant amount. NOTE: Applications must be completed online; see website for complete application guidelines and instructions for the different states/jurisdictions. Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 N. Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/spi/guidelines.html. Receipt Deadline: February 20, 2015


California Council for the Humanities Community Stories Grants – Seeks to capture and share compelling stories from and about California’s diverse communities. Seeking submissions of proposals for story-based projects; this year, the focus is on the needs of veterans, those who support them, and what we consider our responsibilities towards those who risk their lives for our sakes. Applicants must have tax-exempt status or a California-based fiscal sponsor. Projects for this funding round must explore stories of significance to Californians; address the meaning of democracy; approach the subject matter from a humanities perspective; actively involve at least one humanities advisor in the planning and implementation of the project; provide opportunities for community engagement and involvement in project activities; include public programming elements; and result in work that will be accessible by the public and about which information can be shared through the CCH web site. Applicants may request up to $10,000 each. Potential applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an informational Webinar before applying. NOTE: Application must be submitted online, through website. See website for complete guidelines and application. California Council for the Humanities, 312 Sutter St., Ste. 601, San Francisco, CA 94108, Contact: Program Associate Tonya Jones T: (213) 346-3234, tjones@calhum.org, or Senior Program Officer Felicia Kelley, fkelley@calgum.org, http://www.calhum.org/grants/community-stories-grant. Receipt Deadline: February 2, 2015


Residencies

Kenyon Playwrighting Conference (Kenyon, OH) - Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2014

ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing

2015 Yale Institute for Music Theatre (June 13-28, 2015, New Haven, CT) - Established in 2009, the YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE is a program of Yale’s Binger Center for New Theatre that bridges the gap between training and the professional world for emerging composers, book writers, and lyricists. The Institute seeks distinctive and original music theatre works to be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama. The Institute matches the authors of the selected works with collaborators, including professional directors and music directors, as well as a company of actors and singers that includes professionals and current Yale students. The lab culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven’s International Festival of Arts & Ideas. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Brokaw, two original music theatre works will be selected for the 2015 Institute, which will take place June 13–28 in New Haven. Visit http://drama.yale.edu/YIMT/institute-home to apply. Deadline: January 7, 2015

Elsewhere Collaborative (April-November, 2014, Greensboro, NC) – Residencies between 2-6 weeks for creative artists working in all media. The collaborative is a three-floor former thrift store turned into a living museum. Residents constantly compose and re-imagine the environment through projects that respond to layers of objects, artworks, collections, architecture, histories, and concepts within the building. Residents enter into an evolving collaborative artwork, inhabit production spaces, and establish living sites throughout the museum, using the resources from the 58-year-old inventory. Residency provides housing, workspace, and materials; artist responsible for program fee ($500), travel, and participation in food co-operative ($50/week). See website for application and complete guidelines. NO FEE. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 and 608 S. Elm St., Downtown Greensboro, NC 27406, http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/. Deadline: January 11, 2015

Santa Fe Art Institute (August – December, 2014, Santa Fe, NM) – Residencies of an average of 1-3 months for visual artists and writers. Residency provides housing and studio space. Artist responsible for travel, materials, and residency fee ($1,000/month). Financial aid packages available. FEE: $35. Katie Avery, Residency Director, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM  87505, (505) 424-5050, residencies@sfai.org, http://sfaiblog.org/residency/application/.Deadline: January 31, 2015

HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) - HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2015.

MacDowell Colony (Up to eight weeks between June 1 – September 30, 2014, Peterborough, New Hampshire) – Residencies of up to eight weeks (average stay is five weeks) providing artists with time and space to create lasting works of the imagination. Artists in the disciplines of Architecture, Film/Video Arts, Interdisciplinary Arts, Literature, Music Composition, Theatre, and Visual Arts encouraged to apply. Artists collaborating on a project must submit individual application forms and appropriate work samples, but may submit a joint description of the work they intend to do at the Colony. In addition, you may submit an example of a collaborative work (either completed or a work in progress); specify workspace needs (i.e. separate studios). Submit application form (available on website), work sample, project description, and two references. Note: No e-mail applications. FEE: $30. The Admissions Coordinator, The MacDowell Colony, 100 High St., Peterborough, NH 03458, T: (603) 924-3886,admissions@macdowellcolony.org, www.macdowellcolony.org/apply.html. Receipt Deadline: January 15, 2015

Wildacres Retreat (2014, Little Switzerland, NC) – Residencies of an average of 1 week for visual artists and writers of all types. Residency provides housing and meals; artist responsible for travel and materials. NO FEE. Wildacres Retreat, PO Box 280, Little Switzerland, NC 28749, T: (828) 756-4573, FAX: (828) 756-4586, wildacres@wildacres.org, www.wildacres.org. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Bogliasco Foundation (Fall-Winter, 2014, Bogliasco, Italy) – Residencies of an average of 32 days for qualified persons engaged in advanced creative work or scholarly research in archaeology, architecture, classics, dance, film/video, history, landscape architecture, literature, music, philosophy, theatre, and visual arts. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel, materials, and any additional living expenses. $30 FEE. Bogliasco Foundation, U.S. Office, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, 16th Floor, New York, NY 10020-1903, T: (212) 713-7628, FAX: (212) 489-0787, info@bfny.org, http://www.bfny.org/. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Jentel Artist Residency (May 15-December 13, 2014, Banner, WY) – Residencies of an average of one month for visual artists and writers, including playwrights and screenwriters, who are 25 and older and live in the U.S. (citizenship not required). Organization provides housing, studio facilities, and a $400 stipend toward the cost of food and travel. Artists are responsible for travel, materials, and deposit ($100). Outreach opportunities are available, though not required. FEE: $23. Jentel Artist Residency, 130 Lower Piney Creek Rd., Banner, WY 82832, T: (307) 737-2311, FAX: (307) 737-2305, jentel@jentelarts.org, www.jentelarts.org. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (June-September, 2014, Amherst, VA) – Residencies for playwrights, screenwriters, performance artists, and video artists. Average stay is 4 weeks. Residents receive housing, all meals, and studios. Residents responsible for travel, materials, suggested contribution ($30/day), and deposit ($50). Occasional full funding available. See website for application. FEE: $40. Virginia Center for the Arts, 154 San Angelo Dr., Amherst, VA 24521, T: (434) 946-7236, FAX: (434) 946-7239, vcca@vcca.com, www.vcca.com. Deadline:January 15, 2015

Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (May-July, 2014, Red Wing, MN) – Residencies of an average of 2-4 weeks for visual and performing artists, writers, and scholars of all kinds. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and materials. Special fellowships are available in July for emerging artists and writers from New York City or Minnesota; see website for details. NO FEE. Anderson Center at Tower View, PO Box 406, Red Wing, MN 55066, T: (651) 388-2009, FAX: (651) 388-5538, info@andersoncenter.org, www.andersoncenter.org. Deadline: February 1, 2015

Vermont Studio Center (Year-round, Johnson, VT) – Residencies of an average of 4-12 weeks for serious, emerging, or mid-career visual artists and writers of all types from all over the world. Residency provides housing, meals, and studios; artist responsible for travel and residency fee ($3,950/month; fellowships available; see website). FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, 80 Pearl St., PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730,info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org. Deadline: February 15, 2015

Ragdale Foundation (June-December, 2014, Lake Forest, IL) – Residencies of either 18 or 25 for visual artists, musicians, writers, dancers, media artists, and choreographers. Organization provides housing, meals, and studio space; artist responsible for residency fee ($35/day), deposit ($100/two weeks), travel and materials. FEE: $40. Ragdale Foundation, 1260 N. Green Bay Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045, T: (847) 234-1063, FAX: (847) 234-1063,info@ragdale.org, www.ragdale.org. Deadline: May 15, 2015 for 2016 Residencies

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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
New Names! New Categories!
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!
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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


#ScreenOpps
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)


All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.


We're building up new opportunities, and we're organizing them differently as well:


#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Backstage, Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, On screen, On set, Funding, and Residencies.


We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.


We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.


We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


December’s Special Opportunity


365 Women a Year


365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project will have a full slate of plays for 2015, and will be needing women directors all across the country (and even around the world!) to direct those plays in festivals, readings, and productions. If you send in your resume, they will forward it on to wherever appropriate. We will also be creating an online database of female directors.


If you are a female theatre director, please send your resume with DIRECTOR as the Subject Line followed by the Special Opps Code for December to: 365womenayear@gmail.com. Include your bio in the body of the email, and attach your resume as a pdf. Also include in your email where you live, as well as other regions where you regularly work, if any.


You can visit 365 Women a Year’s Wordpress or Facebook page to check out their mission!


TO SUBMIT: Include the Special Opps Code, which can be retrieved by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com, and “DIRECTOR” in the subject line.


Project Submissions


Piccolo Spoleto Festival (May 22 - June 7, 2015; Charleston, SC) - Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, its parent festival, and its 700 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Applications for participation are now available at http://www.piccolospoleto.com/?cat=164. Deadline: December 1, 2014

Money Lab: An economic vaudeville (March 20- April 12, 2015, NYC, NY) - is looking for performances for its March 20 – April 12 run at HERE theater. All performances must address an aspect of economic theory (Keynes, Marx, the gold standard, the meaning of the word free, etc.) All performances must address an aspect of economic theory. Every show act will receive 2 – 6 performances during our run, the majority of which will be in one of the weeks of the run. For more details and to apply, visit http://emergingplaywright.com/call-for-submissions-money-lab/. Deadline: December 20, 2014


United Solo Theatre Festival (September 17 - November 22, 2015; New York, NY) - UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL™ is an annual international festival for solo performances held in New York City. The Festival explores and celebrates the uniqueness of the individual through a variety of one-person shows. Productions are selected from open submissions and presented at the highly acclaimed Theatre Row, located in the heart of the New York City theatre district on 42nd Street. Renowned solo performers and new talents bring their works in many categories (e.g. storytelling, puppetry, dance, multimedia, documentary, musical, improv, stand-up, poetry, magic, performance art, tragedy or comedy). The artists benefit from being presented by United Solo, a company made up of artists and producers with vast experience in solo performance. Theatre companies are given the opportunity to reach out to the industry, generate income from ticket sales from up to eight performances at the Festival, and receive media attention through previews, profiles, and reviews. Shows are also considered for participation in the exclusive United Solo showcase in Europe, as well as for script publication and Festival awards. Selected participants are announced in spring. $50 Fee. For application guidelines and to apply visit http://unitedsolo.org/submit/. Deadline: December 29, 2014.


Midtown International Theatre Festival (July 13 - August 9, 2015; New York, NY) - We welcome any kind of stage play, musical or otherwise, new or classical, mainstream or specifically focused on an ethnic or cultural niche, even new interpretations of classical plays. We also encourage productions of all racial and sexual stripes, in all genres. The chief restrictions on submissions are the length of a show and how well it can be done with minimal scenery in a festival setting. Otherwise, three things make up a successful entry in the MITF: a good play, acompetent producer, and a marketing plan. It takes all three to field a successful Festival entry. For more info and instructions to submit, visit http://www.midtownfestival.org/. Deadline: January 26, 2015


Script Submissions


Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program.  Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre.  You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey.  No email submissions!  NO FEE.  All Submissions mailed to:  Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052  Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.
Opened: September 15, 2014 Deadline: April 15, 2015


**Jewish Women’s Theatre Culture Klatch** (2015 Season, Los Angeles, CA) – Gathers women in homes to listen to new stories and share thoughts, while enjoying coffee and dessert! Seeking submissions of plays, monologues, poems, essays, stories, songs, etc. that have an element of Jewish resonance and feature women or a woman’s point of view. Works may be of any length, but short one-acts (10 minutes maximum) and monologues (7 minutes maximum) are preferred. Plays should be topical for the 21st century and have small casts. Previously produced or published work is welcome (include production and/or publication history). Submissions should address the season’s themes: March salon “Uncuffed:” This funny, poignant, perfect for Passover show explores how Jewish women break the ties that bind.; May Salon “Reckoning with Dad:” Whether we love or hate the father figures in our lives, there comes a time when we must make war or peace with them. Be prepared for an evening that is as often brutal as it is amusing. Any preconceptions are sure to be upended with this hilarious and provocative show of newly commissioned pieces. Submissions should be in Word, PDF, or Final Draft format; include cover letter with brief bio and history of the material (if applicable). NO FEE. Jewish Women’s Theatre, 521 Latimer Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402, info@jewishwomenstheatre.org, http://jewishwomenstheater.org/ways-to-give/submit-material/.  Deadline: December 1, 2014 (evening 3)
Theatre InpiraTO Festival (2014, Toronto, ON, Canada) – First prize is $500 CDN. Selected plays will be fully produced by Theatre InspiraTO. This year’s submission challenge is to submit a 10-minute play that deals with the theme “Urban Jungle.” Submit a sample (no longer than 15 pages) from a play you have written; 12 playwrights will be selected to work with a dramaturge and a director to create and develop a new 10-minute play. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. Submissions must be made online, through website. NO FEE. InspiraTO Festival, http://www.theatreinspirato.ca/create/play. Deadline: December 1, 2014

**2Cents Theatre Group 2nd annual Acting Out INK Fest** (Hollywood, CA) - Deadline extended; accepting script submissions for their of one-act plays by women. This year, the INK tagline is a quote from The Age of Innocence: "Everything may be labelled- but everybody is not." (Don't feel the need to take this literary quote too literally, it can be interpreted in a vast number of ways.) The goal is to produce plays that present a variety of themes and stories with art that crosses lines, leaps bounds, and inspires artists and audiences to explore uncharted territory. Requirements: Up to 75 pages in length. PDF ONLY! Submit work as an attachment to: fsubmissions@2centstheatre.com with ONE ACTS- TITLE OF PLAY in the subject line. Deadline: December 5, 2014
The Julliard School’s Playwright Program (New York, NY) - The Drama Division's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program offers one-year, tuition-free, graduate-level fellowships to four or five writers. Selected playwrights may be invited to continue their studies through a second academic year, thereby completing a total of 52 credits for the two-year fellowship period and earning an Artist Diploma in Playwriting. $60 Application Fee. More information about the program may be found here. Questions should be directed to dramaadmissions@juilliard.edu. Visit http://www.juilliard.edu/apply-audition/application-audition-requirements/playwrights-program-application-requirements?destination=node/14855#programs-and-eligibility to apply. Deadline: December 15, 2014
**Live Girls! Theater** (Seattle, WA) - We are currently seeking submissions of 10-minute plays written by women for our 16th annual festival of short plays, Quickies. Email submissions only. Quickies is a Live Girls! trademark event and their longest running program. This short play event will include 7 short plays by women, as well as feature up and coming local directors and actors. This spring we will be working with the themes of “Risk” & “Reward.” Plays that fit with either or both of these themes in some way are highly encouraged, though not required. Quickies Volume 16 will be performed in association with Annex Theatre in June 2015. New works are encouraged but submissions that have had previous productions outside of Seattle will be accepted. Please send all submissions to submissions@lgtheater.org. Visit http://lgtheater.org/get-involved/submissions/ for detailed submission instructions. Deadline: December 15, 2014

Indie Boots (Chicago, IL) - Indie Boots is currently accepting short play submissions for the third annual festival featuring independent theatre with different perspectives on whose stories are worth telling, what\'s funny, and how the world works. All plays must use the word \"Ella\" in the title of the piece. Plays under 10 minutes, comedies, and plays featuring underrepresented characters (women, LGBTQ characters, etc) are especially encouraged. The finalists will be performed this spring in Chicago, IL as part of Indie Boots Theatre Festival 2015: The Ella Plays. An audience award (and cash!) will be presented to one play. Casts may be as large as 10 actors or as small as 2 actors (casts of 3-5 are encouraged). Writers may submit more than one script. To submit, please visit www.indieboots.org/playsubmissions.html. Deadline: December 15, 2014 (regular), January 15, 2015 (late)


Ashland New Plays Festival (October 21-25, 2015, Ashland, OR) – International playwright festival. Seeking full-length dramas or comedies (2 acts, total 90-120 minutes running time) that are previously unproduced. Cast is limited to 8 characters. No adaptations, translations, musicals, or children’s plays. Selected playwrights will participate in at least 2 rehearsals culminating in 2 public readings, a playwriting workshop led by the host playwright, and scheduled social events. Playwrights receive lodging and $1000 stipend to help defray travel and other expenses. One submission per playwright. Submissions may be made online or by postal mail; see website for complete guidelines and application form. FEE: $15 online or $10 money order. Ashland New Plays Festival, PO Box 3314, Ashland, OR 97520, T: (541) 488-7995, submissions@AshlandNewPlays.org, www.AshlandNewPlays.org. Deadline: January 15, 2014

**Boiling Point Players** (Houston, TX) - Call for submissions for original, female-driven material to add to our cabaret show lineup that creatively addresses this year’s show theme(s) in some way! We are specifically looking for female-driven one-acts, sketches and/or monologues. The themes are: “Flight Night” and “Get Lucky.” Please visit www.boilingpointplayers.com for additional details and to submit. Deadline: December 15, 2014

Austin Latino New Play Festival (Austin, TX) - Teatro Vivo is pleased to announce a call for applicants for their annual Austin Latino New Play Festival (ALNPF), presented in collaboration with Austin ScriptWorks, to run May 14-16 2015. Participants are invited to submit original bilingual scripts that provide a window into the Latino/a community. Three scripts will be chosen for festival production. Now in its fifth year, the ALNPF provides an opportunity for playwrights to hear, see, and receive feedback on their original works. The festival format brings playwrights together to work with a dramaturg, director, and actors to bring a play to life as a staged reading in front of an audience. The rehearsal process for each stages reading is approximately one week. Selected playwrights will be available and willing to collaborate with a dramaturg and director chosen by Teatro Vivo. Additionally, playwrights will be available to attend the reading of their play and participate in a facilitated talk aback with the audience immediately after the reading. The staged readings are workshop-style presentations. After each reading, the playwright and director participate in talkback sessions with the audience. Visit http://teatrovivoatx.wordpress.com/ for information or email Dolores Diaz at AustinLNPF@gmail.com. Deadline: December 15, 2014

The Griot Theater Festival (2015, New York, NY) – Seeking African American Playwrights from the New York/New Jersey Area. Plays must be between 40 and 50 minutes long. All plays must be unproduced works, this festival is for Non-Union/Non-Equity members only. Application must be complete with: A 100-200 word synopsis of the play, the complete script, your telephone number and home address and the telephone number of someone else in your production that they can contact, and your bio. Every play in the festival receives a three (3) performance run. The best six (6) plays of the festival will receive a fourth (4th) performance for final judgement on the Best Play $2,500 prize. There is also a $500 prize for Best Actor and Best Actress. NO FEE. griottheaterfestival@gmail.com, http://aatfny.com/. Receipt Deadline: December 24, 2014

The Mountain Playhouse International Playwriting Contest (Jennerstown, PA) – Seeking full length scripts. Winner will receives $1,000 and be guaranteed a reading before the end of 2015. NO FEE. To submit your entry, you will need to download the Playwriting Contest Agreement, print and sign it, then mail your play with the agreement to 7690 Somerset Pike, P.O. Box 205, Jennerstown, PA 15547. Visit http://www.mountainplayhouse.org/index.php/about/playwriting-contest for detailed instruction. Deadline: December 31, 2014

National Latino Playwrighting Award (Tucson, AZ) - Submissions for the 2015 National Latino Playwriting Award are now being accepted. Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to apply. Each script will be read and evaluated by a culturally diverse panel of theatre artists. Finalists will be judged by Arizona Theatre Company artistic staff. Visit http://www.arizonatheatre.org/inside-atc/artistic-department/latino-playwriting-award to apply.
Deadline: December 31, 2014

**Shorties** (Los Angeles, CA) -  10-minute festival of comedic plays written by local women.  Shorties is the first show created by Green Light Productions dedicated to producing comedic plays by women- because we need more funny women represented on our stages.Shorties is slated for a full production in March 2015. No entry fee. One submission per playwright. For guidelines and details please visit GreenLightProductions.org. Deadline December 31, 2014

Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival (2014, Dallas, TX) – Seeking full-length plays (one hour or longer) on any topic or theme. One selected script will receive a fully staged production as part of the regular season (a 5-week run), and the playwright will receive paid travel to Dallas to work on the production, as well as a royalty stipend. Six other scripts will be presented as staged readings at the festival. Plays should have between one and 5 actors. One script per playwright. Submit full script with cover letter. NOTE: Submit by postal mail only. NO FEE. Attn: Tina Parker, Co-Artistic Director, Kitchen Dog Theater, 3120 McKinney Ave., Ste. 100, Dallas, TX 75204, http://www.kitchendogtheater.org/script-submissions/. Deadline: January 1, 2015

Premiere Stages Play Festival at Kean University (March, 2014, Union, NJ) – Seeking unproduced scripts from playwrights born or currently residing in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut. Festival winner will be awarded $2,000 and a full Equity production in Premiere’s 2015 season. The runner-up will receive $750 and a 29-hour Staged Reading; two other writers will receive Staged Readings in March and a cash prize of $500. Scripts must be full-length, unproduced and unpublished, and have a cast size of no more than 8. No musicals. Agents may submit full scripts; playwrights should submit script sample and synopsis. See website for complete guidelines and submission instructions. NO FEE. Premiere Stages Play Festival at Kean University, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, NJ 07083, www.kean.edu/premierestages. Deadline: January 15, 2015

**Artemisia’s Fall Festival** (Fall 2015, Chicago) - Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015

Rough Writers New Play Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) - The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center is proud to be producing our bi-annual Rough Writers New Play Festival in the spring of 2015. This two week-long festival will feature readings of new scripts submitted by playwrights worldwide. Playwrights whose work is included in the festival will have the opportunity to have readings of their scripts in front of an audience with a moderated talkback session immediately following. A panel of theatre professionals will adjudicate the submissions. In an effort to celebrate the FAC’s “Year of Georgia O’Keeffe”, we ask that this year’s submissions be related to the life and/or the work of Georgia O’Keeffe. The plays may utilize Georgia O’Keeffe as a character, use her art as a springboard for the story or, in a larger sense, explore the lives and art of groundbreaking women. The submissions may be full-length, one-act or 10-minute plays or musicals. Submissions must be in a state of development, and not have a history of productions. The Rough Writers New Play Festival will be held between June 4 and 14, 2015. Please send cover letter and copy of formatted script (along with Demo CD for musicals) to: Nathan Halvorson, Associate Director of Performing Arts c/o The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 West Dale St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, or via email at: nhalvorson@csfineartscenter.org. Deadline: March 1, 2015

HRC Showcase Theatre (Hudson, NY) - Each submitted play should be previously unpublished, run no more than 90 minutes (excluding intermission), require no more than six actors, and be suitable for presentation as a staged reading by Equity actors. No musicals or children’s plays will be considered. The 2013-2014 HRC season runs from September, 2015 to June, 2016. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. Judges will select the winner of the W. Keith Hedrick award ($500), which will be presented as the final staged reading of the season. Several of the previous prize winners "BILLY AND RAY" and "HELLMAN VS McCarthy" have recently gone on to be produced off-broadway in New York. The authors of the four runners-up also selected for readings will each be awarded $100. If you are interested in receiving the guidelines request them via an email athrcshowcaseplaycontest@gmail.com. Or visit http://www.hrc-showcasetheatre.com/play_contest.html for more information. Deadline: March 15, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group (Pittsfield, MA) - Berkshire Theatre Group accepts submissions of plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. All submissions are considered for productions at BTG and for development opportunities. Playwrights must submit their work either through established agents or by first sending a letter of inquiry, accompanied by a brief synopsis, cast breakdown, a ten-page dialogue sample, and a résumé. These materials will be reviewed and BTG will contact playwrights regarding its interest in reading a full manuscript. Berkshire Theatre Group will not read unsolicited manuscripts. Visit http://www.berkshiretheatregroup.org/about/employment/script-submissions for guidelines and to apply. Rolling Admissions.
Onstage


Casa Manana (Fort Worth, TX) - Rehearsals begin Jan. 17. 2015; runs Jan. 27-Feb. 22 in Fort Worth, TX. Pays $461/wk. Equity TYA Tier 1 Contract. Casting a variety of roles. Prepare a short monologue. Actors should be prepared for cold readings from the script. Bring picture and resume stapled together. For more info, visit www.casamanana.org. By appointment only. Email lindsey.atkinson@casamanana.org. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Visit http://www.backstage.com/casting/charlottes-web-53378/ to submit. Auditions held December 6th in Fort Worth, TX.


Buena Vista Theatre Group (NYC, NY) - Seeking male and female singers who move very well and dancers for possible future replacements in the Broadway and national touring productions of "The Lion King." Runs in NY and nationwide. Pays $1861/wk. Equity Production (Disney) Contract. Seeking Actors, Dancers and Singers, all ages, all ethnicities. Be prepared to sing one brief classic R&B, pop, or rock and roll song that shows off voice and range. Do not sing material from "The Lion King." No standard Broadway theatre music. Bring picture/resume stapled together. Visit http://www.backstage.com/casting/the-lion-king-bway-53429/ to submit. Auditions will be held December 11th, December 15th and December 16th in New York, NY.


Blue Man Group (NYC, NY) - Best known for multimedia performances that feature three bald and blue characters, Blue Man Group is theater, ritual, comedy, rock music, and dance party all rolled into one. The character has strong roots in the downtown New York performance art scene as well as significant nods to vaudeville and Le Coq's principals of playfulness, togetherness, and openness. Seeking performers between 5ft10-6ft2 with an athletic build. Strong candidates frequently have backgrounds in physical theater and improvisation and are compelling and genuine non-verbal storytellers. Must thrive in a constantly evolving team environment on and off stage. Drumming skills/musicianship are an advantage but a good sense of rhythm is necessary. Apply via Actors Access: http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/?view=breakdowns&breakdown=431506&region=2. Interviews held December 7th in NYC.

Backstage


U/RTA Graduate School Auditions and Interviews (January 24- February 7, 2015; NYC, Chicago, San Francisco) - An opportunity to apply for over 40 graduate theatre training programs. Visit http://www.urta.com/NUAI/candinfo.html for application information and to apply. Deadline: December 12, 2014 (Late application deadline, late fee applicable)
Unified Professional Theatre Association Interviews (February 7, 2015, Memphis TN) - Interviews for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Interviews will occur on Saturday, February 7th only. Technical, administrative, and artistic positions will be posted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Interviews will occur at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown with sign-up sheets on the companies’ hotel doors. Deadline: January 26, 2015.
College of Charleston Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre (Charleston, SC) - COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Theatre position in the Department of Theatre and Dance, which begins August 16, 2015. We are seeking a candidate with a specialization in Playwriting to join our department. Secondary areas of specialization are open, but may include: non-Western performance, musical theatre, directing, theory and criticism, dramaturgy, multicultural theatre, devised performance. Visit https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/3613 for information on how to apply. Deadline: January 1, 2015.


Flea Theatre Artistic Director (New York, NY) - The award-winning Flea Theater seeks an Artistic Director to lead the company in the 2015/16 season and to lead their inaugural seasons at their new three-theater performing arts complex in the 2016/17 season. The Flea is seeking a leader with commitment to and experience in the Off-Off-Broadway arena. With the mandate to "raise a joyful hell in a small space," the Artistic Director should have a unique understanding and love for the particulars of Off-Off-Broadway production and a desire to raise every aspect to its highest potential. Experience and familiarity with the operation of a theater plant is also necessary. The Artistic Director of The Flea should have a vision large enough to populate its three performance spaces, and the experience and ingenuity to run all three concurrently. The Flea Artistic Director should have energy, vitality, charisma and the ability to inspire and support the work of the diverse group of artists working under the umbrella of The Flea. For questions, contact carolo@theflea.org or visit http://m.playbill.com/jobs/job_detail/seeking-artistic-director-for-the-flea-theater-335825 for application instructions.


Theater for the New City Designing Talent (New York, NY) - Seeking designer talent for a new production opening in late December. Pay is stipend based on experience, begins early December. Contact Vincent Sessa via www.theaterforthenewcity.net/ or visit http://offstagejobs.com/jobdetail.php?jobID=28639 to apply.


Funding


Shubert Foundation – Awarding unrestricted grants of $5,000-$275,000 to not-for-profit professional U.S. theatre companies for general operating support. The Foundation factors in artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability in its evaluation. No grants to individuals; no funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidy of reduced-price admissions, conduit organizations, renovation projects, loans, or capital or endowment campaigns. No emailed queries or applications. Shubert Foundation, Attn: Applications, 234 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, T: (212) 944-3777, FAX: (212) 944-3767,www.shubertfoundation.org/grantprograms/theatre.asp. Receipt Deadline: December 2, 2014, 6pm


US Artists International Travel Grants – Funds American dance, music, and theatre ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to participate in international festivals outside the U.S. Open to dance, music, or theatre ensembles, including folk and traditional forms, that work at a professional level and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. A majority of members must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Eligible festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization; be international in scope with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. performing groups; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival; and provide some support to the invited ensembles in the form of cash remuneration, paid travel-related expenses, or in-kind contributions. See website for complete application information. Brigid Myers, Program Assistant, International, US Artists International, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 North Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, T: (410) 539-6656 x113, brigid@midatlanticarts.org, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/index.html. Receipt Deadline: December 5, 2014 (for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 28, 2016); April 17, 2015 (for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)


San Francisco Foundation Arts and Culture Grants – Grants for projects that substantially benefit residents in at least one of the 5 Bay Area counties the foundation serves: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo. Eligible projects and organizations include those who: develop and present high quality and diverse artistic practices reflective of the myriad communities in the region; foster creativity, self-expression, cross-cultural exchange, and civic participation for children and young adults; increase opportunities for all to participate in diverse cultural and artistic experiences; engage in the arts to build communities. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. The San Francisco Foundation, 225 Bush St., Ste. 500, San Francisco, CA 94104, T: (415) 733-8500, artsinfo@sff.org, www.sff.org. Deadline: January 21, 2015


The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, klist@journ.umass.edu. Visit http://emilylistfund.com/about.html for more details. Deadline: Rolling

Residencies


Kenyon Playwrighting Conference (Kenyon, OH) - Immerse yourself in the craft of playwriting surrounded by some of the most exciting early-stage play development in the U.S. and U.K. You will write every day, hear your work read in the evenings, and interact with the creative teams from powerhouse companies and three commissioned playwrights in residence. Please submit a paragraph (no more than 250 words) about why you are applying to this workshop and what you hope to take away from it. Additionally, please submit a sample scene of no more than 5 pages. If you are planning to workshop a particular play at the conference, your sample must be from that play. Please also submit a biography (no more than 250 words). After you have been accepted, if you plan to workshop a particular play, we ask that you submit the play to us by May 15 so your instructor can read it before the conference. Instructions for submitting your play will accompany your acceptance message. For more details on submitting, please visit http://www.kenyoninstitute.org/programs/playwrights-conference/ or watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlJccRBI3U0. Applications accepted starting November 1, 2014
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing


Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989, http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing


Creative Arts Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (August 19-November 27, 2014, Bellagio, Italy) – 4-week residencies between August and November, 2012. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Residents will engage with each other over meals and informal presentations, and interact with the participants of international conferences hosted at the Center. Applicants must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials. NOTE: Application must be completed online in English. Applicants from developing countries who have trouble accessing online forms may contact the office by phone or e-mail to discuss alternative ways to submit application. Hard copies of work samples should be sent to the program administrators in New York. NO FEE. Residency address: Bellagio Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio (Lago di Como) 22021, Italy; Administrative address: Program Administrators, Institute of International Education (IIE), Bellagio Competition, 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 984-5537, bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 1, 2014


Creative Arts Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (August 19-November 27, 2014, Bellagio, Italy) – 4-week residencies between August and November, 2012. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Residents will engage with each other over meals and informal presentations, and interact with the participants of international conferences hosted at the Center. Applicants must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials. NOTE: Application must be completed online in English. Applicants from developing countries who have trouble accessing online forms may contact the office by phone or e-mail to discuss alternative ways to submit application. Hard copies of work samples should be sent to the program administrators in New York. NO FEE. Residency address: Bellagio Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio (Lago di Como) 22021, Italy; Administrative address: Program Administrators, Institute of International Education (IIE), Bellagio Competition, 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 984-5537, bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 2, 2014
Elsewhere Collaborative (April-November, 2014, Greensboro, NC) – Residencies between 2-6 weeks for creative artists working in all media. The collaborative is a three-floor former thrift store turned into a living museum. Residents constantly compose and re-imagine the environment through projects that respond to layers of objects, artworks, collections, architecture, histories, and concepts within the building. Residents enter into an evolving collaborative artwork, inhabit production spaces, and establish living sites throughout the museum, using the resources from the 58-year-old inventory. Residency provides housing, workspace, and materials; artist responsible for program fee ($500), travel, and participation in food co-operative ($50/week). See website for application and complete guidelines. NO FEE. Elsewhere Collaborative, 606 and 608 S. Elm St., Downtown Greensboro, NC 27406, http://www.goelsewhere.org/residencies/. Deadline: January 11, 2015
Santa Fe Art Institute (August – December, 2014, Santa Fe, NM) – Residencies of an average of 1-3 months for visual artists and writers. Residency provides housing and studio space. Artist responsible for travel, materials, and residency fee ($1,000/month). Financial aid packages available. FEE: $35. Katie Avery, Residency Director, Santa Fe Art Institute, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr., Santa Fe, NM  87505, (505) 424-5050, residencies@sfai.org, http://sfaiblog.org/residency/application/.Deadline: January 31, 2015

HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP) 2015 (NYC, NY) - HERE has been one of New York’s most prolific producing organizations since 1993, and today, stands at the forefront of the city’s presenters of daring new hybrid art. We have a long history of supporting unique and innovative artists, ensuring them the opportunity to develop and perform original work as well as assist them in enhancing their skill in all areas of artistic work. Through the HERE Artist Residency Program (HARP), artists are able to develop their work in a peer-based program designed to nurture new and unique work. Our community of mid-career resident artists meet monthly, show works-in-progress, develop workshop productions, and mount full-scale productions. HERE is currently accepting applications to HARP which commissions and develops new hybrid works over a 1- to 3-year period. For more information regarding the HERE Artist Residency Program and how to apply, please visit: http://here.org/programs/harp/. Deadline: February 3, 2015.

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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video
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All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.


We're building up new opportunities, and we're organizing them differently as well:


#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Backstage, Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, On screen, On set, Funding, and Residencies.


We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.


We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.


We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


November’s Special Opportunity
**POW (Professional Older Women's) Theatre Festival** is seeking plays that feature major roles for women over the age of 50 for a planned festival in NYC in Fall 2015 (location TBA; the original POW Theatre Festival was at the Public Theatre). Any length or genre is welcome--dramas, comedies, musicals-- but at least one of the LEAD roles in the piece must be a female character over the age of 50.


This opportunity is being offered in advance to recipients of #StageOpps and will not be publicized other than through this newsletter until early 2015.  Please include our special code (see above) for entry.


Email submissions only: powtheatrefestival@gmail.com. Attach in 3 separate files: 1) a synopsis of the piece, not longer than 1 page; 2) any 2 pages of the play; 3) a bio or resume', or a link to an online bio or resume' (can be included in the body of the email instead).


Project Submissions
New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project (2015, New York, NY) – Awards 12 subsidized production slots in the festival to new musicals. Selected projects receive automatic acceptance to the festival, production deposit waived, access to the Next Link dramaturg team, access to exclusive industry networking events, and substantially discounted technical support. Seeking musicals in a variety of styles and forms by new, distinct voices. Submitted works may not have had a commercial production in NYC. Applications must be submitted online; see website for complete guidelines. FEE: $75. New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project, http://www.nymf.org/programs/next-link-project. Deadline: November 3, 2014
Mead Theatre Lab (2015/2016 Season, Washington DC) – Intensive program for performing artists and independent theatre companies, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers, as well as producers and arts organizations presenting performing arts in any genres, with an emphasis on work that explores provocative new ideas. They are especially interested in productions that offer new perspectives and presenting techniques. Over the course of the season the program provides fifteen weeks of theatre space, production management support, and mentoring. Apply through website. FEE: $30. Mead Theatre Lab, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Producer, T: (202) 315-1306, FAX: (202) 315-1303, http://www.culturaldc.org/performing-arts/mead-theatre-lab-program/. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, jenny@culturaldc.org,http://www.flashpointdc.org/about/flashpoint.html.
Receipt Deadline: December 2, 2014
Script Submissions
**Kentucky Women’s Writers Conference 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights** (February 2015, Lexington, KY) - Accepting submissions for the 2015 Prize for Women Playwrights at this link. The Kentucky Women Writers Conference awards a biennial Prize for Women Playwrights to bring more scripts by women to the stage, through a collaboration among our program, a partnering theater, and a guest judge. The winner receives a world premier production for a paying audience plus a cash prize of $500, and the winning script will be workshopped prior to its production. If you would like to receive our bi-monthly listserv with updates about this contest and our other programming, please send your request to kentuckywomenwriters@gmail.com. Visit https://womenwriters.as.uky.edu/ for more information and to apply. Deadline: November 1, 2014
Actors Theatre of Louisville 2015 National Ten-Minute Play Festival (January 2015, Louisville, KY) - Established in 1989, the National Ten-Minute Play Contest remains one of the most enduring and significant means by which the literary staff at Actors Theatre of Louisville connects with American playwrights and is introduced to vibrant new voices for the stage. We consider all submissions for the Heideman Award—a $1,000 cash prize given out each January—as well as for production in the Apprentice/Intern Tens and the Humana Festival of New American Plays. An annual event that takes place in January, the A/I Tens consist of a bill of 8-10 world premiere ten-minute plays, fully produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and performed by our Apprentice Company of young actors. Please mail submissions to: National Ten-Minute Play Contest, Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202-4218. Visit http://actorstheatre.org/participate/play-submissions/ for guidelines. Postmark Deadline November 1, 2014
**The Ebell of Los Angeles Playwright Prize** (2015, LA) - The contest is open to female playwrights who are residents of California, and Ebell members may apply although they may not serve as judges or readers. The first-prize winner is awarded $6,000 and a staged reading, followed by supper at the historic Ebell of Los Angeles. Second-prize winner receives a $1,000 award. Third-prize winner receives a $500 award. $35 fee, $25 for teachers or students. See http://ebellplaywrightprize.com/details/ for details and submission guidelines, and to apply.

Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program. Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre. You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey. No email submissions! NO FEE. All Submissions mailed to: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 Email inquiries about submissions: submissions@lunastage.org, http://www.lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.
Opened: September 15, 2014 Deadline: April 15, 2015
The Griot Theater Festival (2015, New York, NY) – Seeking African American Playwrights from the New York/New Jersey Area. Plays must be between 40 and 50 minutes long. All plays must be unproduced works, this festival is for Non-Union/Non-Equity members only. Application must be complete with: A 100-200 word synopsis of the play, the complete script, your telephone number and home address and the telephone number of someone else in your production that they can contact, and your bio. Every play in the festival receives a three (3) performance run. The best six (6) plays of the festival will receive a fourth (4th) performance for final judgement on the Best Play $2,500 prize. There is also a $500 prize for Best Actor and Best Actress. NO FEE. griottheaterfestival@gmail.com, http://aatfny.com/. Receipt Deadline: December 24, 2014
Tennesse Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest (March 2015, New Orleans, LA) – Seeking unpublished, unproduced one-act plays up to one hour in length. Grand prize winner receives $1,500, a staged reading at the 2015 festival, a full production at the 2016 festival, VIP all-access festival pass for 2015 and 2016, and publication in Bayou. Finalists will also receive a panel pass for the 2015 festival. Scripts should have small casts and minimal technical requirements. Playwrights may submit more than one play. NOTE: Electronic submissions preferred. FEE: $25. One-Act Play Contest, Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival, 938 Lafayette St., Ste. 514, New Orleans, LA 70113, T: (504) 581-1144, info@tennesseewilliams.net, http://contests.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest/. Deadline: November 1, 2014
id Theater Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (June, 2015, McCall, Idaho) – Seeking full-length plays in any genre or style, particularly works that embrace, explore and challenge the diverse geographical, philosophical, cultural, aesthetic, and political landscape of the American experience – rural and urban, east and west, coastal and inland. 4 playwrights will be invited to participate in staged readings and will be provided with transportation, housing, access to a car, and a modest stipend. 2-4 playwrights will be invited to participate in a Playwrights Intensive Program of Sit Down Readings and will be provided with housing and access to a car during the conference. Invited playwrights are expected to be in residence for the entire two weeks of the conference. Submit a copy of the play you are interested in working on, bio or resume, full name and contact information, and a #10 business sized SASE. FEE: $10. Jeni Mahoney, co-Artistic Director, id Theater, 343 E. 30th St. #19J, New York, NY 10016, Attn: Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. http://www.idtheater.org/seven-devils.html Deadline: November 15, 2014
**The Ruby Prize for Women of Color** - Southern Rep is pleased to announce that it will accept submissions for The Ruby Prize, effective immediately. The $10,000 annual award is named in honor of Ruby Bridges, who showed incredible perseverance in the face of formidable obstacles. The Ruby Prize seeks to support women playwrights of color whose work expands the reach of American theatre in the face of formidable obstacles. In partnership with Hedgebrook, winners will receive a ten-day writer’s residency in addition to a cash prize. This program is a part of Southern Rep’s ongoing effort to develop new American plays, support a diverse community of artists, and incite meaningful dialogue within the community. Visit http://www.southernrep.com/plays/the-ruby-prize/ for guidelines and to apply. Deadline: November 25, 2014
**Artemisia’s Fall Festival** (Fall 2015, Chicago) - Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015
**365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project** (Facebook Group Project) – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query.Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline: December 31, 2014
**Jewish Women’s Theatre Culture Klatch** (2015 Season, Los Angeles, CA) – Gathers women in homes to listen to new stories and share thoughts, while enjoying coffee and dessert! Seeking submissions of plays, monologues, poems, essays, stories, songs, etc. that have an element of Jewish resonance and feature women or a woman’s point of view. Works may be of any length, but short one-acts (10 minutes maximum) and monologues (7 minutes maximum) are preferred. Plays should be topical for the 21st century and have small casts. Previously produced or published work is welcome (include production and/or publication history). Submissions should address the season’s themes: March salon “Uncuffed:” This funny, poignant, perfect for Passover show explores how Jewish women break the ties that bind.; May Salon “Reckoning with Dad:” Whether we love or hate the father figures in our lives, there comes a time when we must make war or peace with them.   Be prepared for an evening that is as often brutal as it is amusing. Any preconceptions are sure to be upended with this hilarious and provocative show of newly commissioned pieces. Submissions should be in Word, PDF, or Final Draft format; include cover letter with brief bio and history of the material (if applicable). NO FEE. Jewish Women’s Theatre, 521 Latimer Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402, info@jewishwomenstheatre.org, www.jewishwomenstheatre.org.  Deadline: November 1, 2014 (evening 2), December 1, 2014 (evening 3)
Onstage
Strawberry Theatre Festival (Union & Non-union; February 11-22, 2015, New York, NY) - Seeking performers for The Strawberry Theatre Festival, featuring full-length plays, musicals, and long one-act plays and The Strawberry One-Act Festival, featuring 15 to 30 minute plays. Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor are $150. Seeking performers ages 18+, all ethnicities, to perform in the festival. Actors Equity Approved Showcase Code. Submit pictures and resumes online so that you may be considered by participating directors. Join Email Club for notifications at http://www.therianttheatre.com/index.php?n=email_club. To download an application, go to www.therianttheatre.com or email rianttheatre@gmail.com. Submissions OPEN November 31, 2014.

Unified Professional Theatre Association Auditions (February 5-9, 2015, Memphis, TN) - Auditions for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Rigorous qualifications must be met for professional and pre-professional audition slots. $40 regular audition fee, $50 late deadline. Deadline: November 30, 2014 (regular), January 12, 2015 (late).
The Colored Museum at Huntington Theatre Company (February 10- April 5, 2015, Boston, MA) - George C. Wolfe, playwright; Billy Porter, dir.; Alaine Alldaffer, casting dir.; Lisa Donadio, assoc. casting dir. Rehearsals begin Feb. 10, 2015; previews begin March 3; runs March 11-April 5 in Boston, MA. Pays: $812 min./wk., plus housing and travel. Equity LORT Non-Rep Contract. Seeking three women and two men who are African American/ African descent. Send picture and resume. Email alldaffercasting@gmail.com or mail to Lisa Donadio c/o Playwrights Horizons 416 W. 42nd St., re: The Colored Museum New York, NY 10036. Mark submissions "The Colored Museum/NYC Appts/AEA Submission." Company states: "Seeking submissions from Equity members only for these appointments. Equity members must submit him/herself directly to be considered via this posting." Auditions held Nov. 10 and 11, NYC.
Backstage
U/RTA Graduate School Auditions and Interviews (January 24- February 7, 2015; NYC, Chicago, San Francisco) - An opportunity to apply for over 40 graduate theatre training programs. Visit http://www.urta.com/NUAI/candinfo.html for application information and to apply. Deadline: October 31, 2014 (Directing, Theatre Managment and Stage Management), November 21, 2014 (Acting and Design), December 12, 2014 (Late application deadline, late fee applicable)
Unified Professional Theatre Association Interviews (February 7, 2015, Memphis TN) - Interviews for industry professionals available to work with any number of the 49 companies currently registered as UPTA members. Interviews will occur on Saturday, February 7th only. Technical, administrative, and artistic positions will be posted at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown. Interviews will occur at the Sheraton Memphis Downtown with sign-up sheets on the companies’ hotel doors. Deadline: January 26, 2015.
Technical Director at Montclair State University (Starts January 5, 2015, Montclair, NJ) - ACP’s Technical Director is responsible for the supervision, operation and maintenance of The Alexander Kasser Theater’s scene shop, stage and all staging equipment (including soft goods, stage platforms, orchestra shell, and orchestra lift) and theatrical rigging system and equipment, as well as for ensuring a safe work environment in these areas, which are essential to student and professional creative practices. Included in the Technical Director’s responsibilities is the MSU Amphitheater. The Technical Director reports to ACP’s Production and Facility Manager and works with members of ACP’s production team as well as production teams of CART academic units to maximize performance conditions for all users of The Kasser Theater. For complete job description and application instructions, please visit the Montclair State University website: https://app1.montclair.edu/xf/hr_jobpostings/details.php?id=645.
Funding
The Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater – Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, these awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The term “musical theater” is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. Submission of innovative and experimental work encouraged. Submitted works must be of significant length to fill an evening, and may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. Richard Rodgers Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th St., New York, NY 10032-7599, T: (212) 368-5900, FAX: (212) 491-4615,http://www.artsandletters.org/awards2_rodgers.php. Receipt Deadline: November 1, 2014
The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, klist@journ.umass.edu. Visit http://emilylistfund.com/about.html for more details. Deadline: Rolling


Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2016) – Provides emerging American playwrights with funds and services to aid them in the development of their craft. Fellows spend a year’s residency in Minnesota receiving Center opportunities including readings and workshops with professional directors, dramaturgs, and actors. Four $16,000 fellowships will be awarded; fellows will receive $1,500 in development support. To apply, create a single PDF document containing the following elements, arranged in the specified sequence: cover sheet with name, work sample title, phone number(s), e-mail address, and mailing address, along with the following statement: “I hereby certify that the information contained in this application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge;” one full-length play script with your name and play title on cover page (no co-written submissions; musical scripts may be submitted by book writer only; script should be a complete draft, preferably of your most recent work); a one-page playwriting resume (listing all readings, productions, awards, commissions, etc.) and/or autobiographical narrative; a one-page description of artistic goals for the fellowship year. Name the PDF file with your last name, and e-mail to address below. You must also submit a reference form (download from website) filled out by two people who are familiar with your work.  The Playwrights’ Center, 2301 Franklin Ave. East, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1099, T: (612) 332-7481, info@pwcenter.org, http://www.pwcenter.org/fellows_jerome.php. Receipt Deadline: November 20, 2014


**Nightwood Theatre’s OAC Theatre Creators’ Reserve Grants** – Given through the Ontario Arts Council, Nightwood Theatre focuses primarily on women writers, but the play does not have to be women’s stories.  Grant requests can be from $1,000 – $5,000.  Please see the website for farther information.  Send To: Michelle Alexander, Associate Artistic Director, 
Attn: OAC Theatre Creator’s Reserve Submission
, Nightwood Theatre
, 15 Case Goods Lane, Studio 306, Toronto, ON, M5A3C4, http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/index.php/artists/oac_theatre_creators_reserve. Deadline: November 15, 2014


Shubert Foundation – Awarding unrestricted grants of $5,000-$275,000 to not-for-profit professional U.S. theatre companies for general operating support. The Foundation factors in artistic achievement, administrative strength, and fiscal stability in its evaluation. No grants to individuals; no funds for project support, audience development, direct subsidy of reduced-price admissions, conduit organizations, renovation projects, loans, or capital or endowment campaigns. No emailed queries or applications. Shubert Foundation, Attn: Applications, 234 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036, T: (212) 944-3777, FAX: (212) 944-3767,www.shubertfoundation.org/grantprograms/theatre.asp. Receipt Deadline: December 2, 2014, 6pm


US Artists International Travel Grants – Funds American dance, music, and theatre ensembles and solo artists that have been invited to participate in international festivals outside the U.S. Open to dance, music, or theatre ensembles, including folk and traditional forms, that work at a professional level and have 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization status or have a fiscal sponsor with such status. A majority of members must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. Eligible festivals must be sponsored or organized primarily by a non-U.S. based organization; be international in scope with representation from at least two countries outside the host country, or have a U.S. theme with representation from at least three U.S. performing groups; reach a wide audience and be open and marketed to the general public; provide the applicant with a signed letter of invitation or signed contract to perform at the festival; and provide some support to the invited ensembles in the form of cash remuneration, paid travel-related expenses, or in-kind contributions. See website for complete application information. Brigid Myers, Program Assistant, International, US Artists International, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, 201 North Charles St., Ste. 401, Baltimore, MD 21201, T: (410) 539-6656 x113, brigid@midatlanticarts.org, http://www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/pat_presentation/us_artists/index.html. Receipt Deadline: December 5, 2014 (for projects taking place between March 1, 2015 and February 28, 2016); April 17, 2015 (for projects taking place between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016)


Residencies
Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (July 2015, Sundance Resort, UT) – 3-week play development retreat that provides a private creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers, and librettists to develop new work with the support of dramaturges and full casts. Applications welcomed for projects at any stage of development from playwrights, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, and choreographers. Plays without directors will be matched with directors. Submitted work may not have been previously produced. Both established and emerging theatre artists are invited to apply, as well as artists making transitions from areas outside of theatre. Participants must be available for the entire length of the lab. Only one application per artist. Each chosen fellow receives a $1,500 honorarium and company of actors (if applicable). Application must be submitted online, then supplemental materials sent via postal mail to address below (you must include the log number from the online application form); see website for complete guidelines and instructions. FEE: $35. Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Application, Log Number: [log number here], 180 Varick St., Ste. 1330, New York, NY 10014, T: (646) 822-9564,theatre@sundance.org, https://my.sundance.org/applications/theatre/. Deadline: November 15, 2014
ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing


Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989,http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing


Creative Arts Residencies at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center (August 19-November 27, 2014, Bellagio, Italy) – 4-week residencies between August and November, 2012. Open to composers, novelists, playwrights, poets, video/filmmakers and visual artists from around the globe, with the goal of bringing together people of diverse expertise and cultures in a thought-provoking creative environment. Spouses/life partners may accompany the resident, or may apply for a concurrent residency. The Center also offers collaborative residencies for two to four persons working on the same project. Residents will engage with each other over meals and informal presentations, and interact with the participants of international conferences hosted at the Center. Applicants must demonstrate a history of significant achievement in their discipline. Individuals from developing countries and young artists with significant accomplishments — exhibitions, publications, performances — are particularly encouraged to apply. Residency provides housing and studio/work space. Residents are responsible for travel, food, and materials. NOTE: Application must be completed online in English. Applicants from developing countries who have trouble accessing online forms may contact the office by phone or e-mail to discuss alternative ways to submit application. Hard copies of work samples should be sent to the program administrators in New York. NO FEE. Residency address: Bellagio Center, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio (Lago di Como) 22021, Italy; Administrative address: Program Administrators, Institute of International Education (IIE), Bellagio Competition, 809 United Nations Plaza, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017, T: (212) 984-5537, bellagio_res@iie.org, http://www.rockefellerfoundation.org/bellagio-center/residency-program/arts-literary-arts-residency/overview. Deadline: December 2, 2014

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and WomenArts presents
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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
New Names! New Categories!
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!
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Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre
(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


#ScreenOpps
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)


All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.


We're building up new opportunites, and we're organizing them differently as well:


#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Backstage, Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, On screen, On set, Funding, and Residencies.


We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.


We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.


We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


October’s Special Opportunity
STABLE CABLE LAB, Co. PLAY SUBMISSION


Stable Cable Lab Co. is seeking a diverse group of six playwrights to participate in the Live Wire Playwright Festival, which will take place throughout the spring of 2015. Participating playwrights will receive a developmental staged reading of a full-length play, and will collaborate with the Stable Cable ensemble on an evening of new ten-minute pieces written by each playwright.  

To apply, please send a brief cover letter and a 15-page excerpt of a play to StableCableLabCo@gmail.com with "Live Wire Submission" in the subject line, and include this month’s #StageOpps code in the body. 

Visit http://www.stablecablelabco.org/ to learn more about their company.


Project Submissions
New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project (2015, New York, NY) – Awards 12 subsidized production slots in the festival to new musicals. Selected projects receive automatic acceptance to the festival, production deposit waived, access to the Next Link dramaturg team, access to exclusive industry networking events, and substantially discounted technical support. Seeking musicals in a variety of styles and forms by new, distinct voices. Submitted works may not have had a commercial production in NYC. Applications must be submitted online; see website for complete guidelines. FEE: $75. New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project, http://www.nymf.org/programs/next-link-project. Deadline: November 3, 2014
Frigid Festival (February-March 2015, New York, NY) - Seeking submissions for fully produced plays no longer than 60 minutes in length. Frigid’s selection process is uncensored, unjuried and entirely open. 100% of box office proceeds are returned to festival participants. $35 FEE. For guidelines for submission, visit http://www.frigidnewyork.info/. There is a maximum of one application submissions per company or individual producers. Deadline October 31, 2014


Script Submissions
Source Festival (June/July, 2015, Washington, DC) – Three-week performing arts festival. Seeking theatre artists interested in directing original plays, artists of all stripes (including filmmakers and playwrights) to create an original artistic blind date, and submissions of 10-minute play scripts. Play submissions are open to applicants living anywhere in the U.S. or abroad; all other applicants must be based in the DC metro area. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE.http://www.sourcefestival.org/opportunities.html. Receipt Deadline: October 14, 2014 @5pm


Mead Theatre Lab (2015/2016 Season, Washington DC) – Intensive program for performing artists and independent theatre companies, musicians, dancers, choreographers, and filmmakers, as well as producers and arts organizations presenting performing arts in any genres, with an emphasis on work that explores provocative new ideas. They are especially interested in productions that offer new perspectives and presenting techniques. Over the course of the season the program provides fifteen weeks of theatre space, production management support, and mentoring. Apply through website. FEE: $30. Mead Theatre Lab, Jenny McConnell Frederick, Producer, T: (202) 315-1306, FAX: (202) 315-1303, http://www.culturaldc.org/performing-arts/mead-theatre-lab-program/. Flashpoint, 916 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, jenny@culturaldc.org,http://www.flashpointdc.org/about/flashpoint.html.
Receipt Deadline: December 2, 2014
The Stanley Drama Award (2015, Staten Island, NY) – The Stanley Drama Award offers a first place prize of $2000 for an original full-length play, musical, or one-act play sequence that has not been professionally produced or received trade book publication. Writers of musicals are urged to submit music on tape or cd. We consider only one submission (a single full-length play, musical, or one-act sequence) per playwright. Plays entered previously in the competition may not be resubmitted. Former Stanley Award winners are not eligible to compete. FEE: $30 The Stanley Drama Award, Wagner College, One Campus Road, Staten Island, NY 10301, tiny@bricktheater.com, http://wagner.edu/theatre/stanley-drama/application/. Deadline: October 31, 2014
Show Off Playwriting Festival at Camino Real Playhouse (January 16-25, 2015, San Juan Capistrano, CA) – Seeking 7 high-quality 10-minute plays on any subject. No musicals or children’s plays. FEE: $10. ShowOff! 2011, Camino Real Playhouse, 31776 El Camino Real, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, T: (949) 489-8082, http://www.caminorealplayhouse.org/showoff-submit.html. Deadline: October 15, 2014
Luna Stage Theatre Company – Seeking script submissions from writers who are currently represented by a theatrical agent, hold an MFA in Playwriting, or are currently enrolled in an MFA Playwriting program. Those who do not meet this criteria may also submit scripts only if it is accompanied by a letter of recommendation from the Artistic Director or Literary Manager of an Equity theatre. You can also apply if your permanent residence is in the state of New Jersey. No email submissions! NO FEE. All Submissions mailed to: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange, NJ 07052 Email inquiries about submissions:submissions@lunastage.org, http://www.lunastage.org/submit-your-script.php.
Opened: September 15, 2014 Deadline: April 15, 2015
Mississippi Theatre Association Adult and Youth Playwriting Competition – Seeking original one-act scripts by Mississippi writers, either living in-state or abroad. The winner of the adult competition will receive $500 and the winner of the youth competition will receive $250. Both scripts will receive a staged reading at the MTA Conference in January 2014, and playwrights will receive hotel accommodation for the evening of the reading. Plays should be one hour or shorter; no musicals, full-lengths, or adaptations. There are no restrictions on theme or content. Cast size is limited to 6 actors. Only one entry per playwright. Entrance form must be filled out online; scripts can be uploaded or e-mailed, but do not include any author information on your title page or manuscript. Entrants to the adult competition must be 18 or older; youth competition entrants must be enrolled in a high school or home school program in grades 9-12 in the state of Mississippi. FEE: $10. Mississippi Theatre Association, 1247 Bardwell Rd., Starkville, MS 39759, T: (662) 323-1097, Stephen Cunetto, (adult competition contact), scunetto@gmail.com, Janice Weaver (youth competition contact):sojazzed@comcast.net, http://www.mta-online.org/?page_id=237. Deadline: October 18, 2014
Pride Films and Plays Great Gay Play and Musical Contest (Spring, 2015, Chicago, IL) – Seeking original plays that feature LGBT characters, history, or themes, written in English. Plays must be unproduced. Five finalists will each receive $400 and their scripts will be performed as enhanced staged readings during Gay Play Weekend at Center on Halsted, Chicago, in spring 2015. Some finalists may be offered developmental or production contracts by PFP. NOTE: Electronic submissions only, in PDF format; see website for complete guidelines and application instructions. FEE: $45. Pride Films and Plays Great Gay Play and Musical Contest,PridePlay@gmail.com, PrideMusical@gmail.com, http://pridefilmsandplays.com/industry-professionals/writing-contests/. Receipt Deadline: October 31, 2014
Stony Point 10-Minute Play Festival (2015, Stony Point, NY) – Seeking submission by internet only. All US playwrights can apply however local playwrights preferred (New York, Rockland County, Westchester, New Jersey). Plays should follow these guidelines: Must adhere to the theme “what is wrong with society?”, Cast of no more than four (4) actors – the more diverse the better, minimum props, must be no longer than 10 minutes. When submitting your script via email: Subject Name (Your last name/Society’s Hangups), Body of the email (Your complete contact information, and a one line summary of your script). NO FEE. With any questions, please contact Marie-Elena Ortiz dramaturgycentral@gmail.com, http://stonypointcenter.org/get-involved/latest-news/151-callforplaysnov2013#.UiiyNtKshca. Receipt Deadline: October 13, 2014, Midnight
Toronto Fringe New Play Contest (Toronto, Canada) – Open to playwrights who are permanent residents of Canada. Seeking plays that are new and original and have not been previously produced. Plays must have a performance time of 90 minutes or under. Only one submission per playwright. First place receives $1,250 cash prize plus a spot in the 2015 Toronto Fringe Festival (the play produced must be the one submitted to the contest); second place receives $200 cash prize; third place receives $100 cash prize. NOTE: Submit script via e-mail as a word document with “New Play Contest” in the subject line and fill out entry form on website. FEE: $30 CDN. Toronto Fringe New Play Contest, T: (416) 966-1062 ext.3, Claire Wynveen, creation@fringetoronto.com, http://fringetoronto.com/artists/new-play-contest/. Receipt Deadline: October 24, 2014 @5pm
The Griot Theater Festival (2015, New York, NY) – Seeking African American Playwrights from the New York/New Jersey Area. Plays must be between 40 and 50 minutes long. All plays must be unproduced works, this festival is for Non-Union/Non-Equity members only. Application must be complete with: A 100-200 word synopsis of the play, the complete script, your telephone number and home address and the telephone number of someone else in your production that they can contact, and your bio. Every play in the festival receives a three (3) performance run. The best six (6) plays of the festival will receive a fourth (4th) performance for final judgement on the Best Play $2,500 prize. There is also a $500 prize for Best Actor and Best Actress. NO FEE. griottheaterfestival@gmail.com, http://aatfny.com/. Receipt Deadline: December 24, 2014
Little Theatre of Alexandria One-Act Playwriting Competition (Spring 2015, Alexandria, VA)– Seeking original, unproduced, unpublished one-act plays (20-50 minutes). The top three shows will be given a staged reading or small-scale production. First prize is $350, second prize is $250, and third prize is $150. Submit script with pages numbered and author name and full contact information on title page, along with character breakdown and a brief synopsis. NOTE: Submit by postal mail. FEE: $20. Chairman One-Act Play Reading Committee, The Little Theatre of Alexandria, 600 Wolfe St., Alexandria, VA 22314, http://www.thelittletheatre.com/oneact.html. Deadline: October 31, 2014
Tennesse Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest (March 2015, New Orleans, LA) – Seeking unpublished, unproduced one-act plays up to one hour in length. Grand prize winner receives $1,500, a staged reading at the 2015 festival, a full production at the 2016 festival, VIP all-access festival pass for 2015 and 2016, and publication in Bayou. Finalists will also receive a panel pass for the 2015 festival. Scripts should have small casts and minimal technical requirements. Playwrights may submit more than one play. NOTE: Electronic submissions preferred. FEE: $25. One-Act Play Contest, Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival, 938 Lafayette St., Ste. 514, New Orleans, LA 70113, T: (504) 581-1144, info@tennesseewilliams.net, http://contests.tennesseewilliams.net/play-contest/. Deadline: November 1, 2014
The Ensemble Studio Theatre Sloan Project – Commissions, develops, and presents new works that explore how we view and are affected by the scientific world. Seeking proposals for projects that examine the struggles and challenges facing scientists and engineers, from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries. Projects will be developed throughout EST’s developmental season, and receive one mainstage production in addition to workshops and readings in their annual First Light Festival. Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups, and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals, and will range from $1,000-$10,000 (amounts determined on a case by case basis). Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000-$5,000. Projects may relate to the issues, people, ideas, processes, cutting-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the “hard” sciences and technology, including: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Neuroscience, Anthropology, Archeology, Computer Science, Software and Computer Development, Engineering, and Space Research. Areas not considered for commissions include: Science Fiction, Medical Conditions/Diseases, and Psychology. Submit a one- or two-page description or simple outline/synopsis of project (describe how the science being portrayed would be inherently dramatic to the piece), and a resume or bio of each collaborator involved. NOTE: E-mail submissions preferred. NO FEE. The Ensemble Studio Theatre, Attn: EST/Sloan Project, 549 West 52nd St., New York, NY 10019, T: (212) 247-4982, sloanproject@ensemblestudiotheatre.org, http://www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org. Deadline: November 1, 2014
Snowdance Comedy Festival (Begins February 2015, Racine, WI) – Seeking original comedies with a running time of 10 minutes or shorter. Selected scripts will be produced by the festival and compete for prizes: Best in Show receives $300; second and third place winners receive $100. Plays must be unproduced and unpublished. No musicals, adaptations, or translations. One entry per playwright. Casts should be between 1-5 characters and have minimal set requirements. Scripts should be typed and bound. Author’s name and full contact information should be included only on the title page, along with cast list, set requirements, and a 1-3 sentence synopsis. Submit 1 hard copy of script. NO FEE. Snowdance, c/o Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth St., Racine, WI 53403, T: (262) 632-6802,snowdance318@gmail.com, http://www.overourheadplayers.org/oohp15/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=103&Itemid=80. Deadline: November 1, 2014
Lark Play Development Center – Seeking full play submissions that are longer than 10 minutes, must be a full play – no multiple short one-acts. Those outside of the United States are allowed to submit their work as long as it was originally written in English. If submitting a musical, please mail the script/libretto along with any recorded score you may have. Email submissions preferred, but snail mail is accepted. If emailing the submission, make sure it is in a Word or PDF file. FEE: $20. Lark Play Development Center, ℅ Playwrights Week 2014 Submissions, 311 West 43rd St. Suite 406, New York, NY 10036.submissions@larktheatre.org, http://www.larktheatre.org/call-for-submissions-now-accepting-applications-for-playwrights-week-2015/. Deadline: October 15, 2014
Jewish Plays Project – Seeking plays from all types of playwrights, however the play content must include the Jewish Culture, more specifically from the 21st Century, tackling current day interest (social justice, economic justice, diversity, strong women in Jewish life, LGBTQ inclusion, new perspectives on Israel, environmentalism, and interfaith relations). Please check the website for submission eligibility. No musicals. NO FEE. David Winitsky (Artistic Director) david@jewishplaysproject.org, Jeremy Stoller (Resident Dramaturg & Contest Producer) jeremy@jewishplaysproject.org, http://www.jewishplaysproject.org/guide http://www.jewishplaysproject.org/. Deadline: October 9, 2014
Reva Shiner Comedy Award at The Bloomington Playwrights Project – Rewards an unproduced, unpublished full-length (75-135 minutes) comedy with a $1,000 cash prize, a full production as part of the theatre’s season, and up to $300 for playwright travel expenses. Winning playwrights are expected to take part in the development process, working with the director in person or long-distance; playwrights are encouraged to come to Bloomington for at least a portion of the development process. Include playwright name and contact information on title page only; include cover letter. If submitting a musical, include a demo tape and complete score. See website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. FEE: $10 (waived for Dramatist Guild member with copy of membership card). Reva Shiner Contest, Bloomington Playwrights Project, 107 W. 9th St., Bloomington, IN 47404, literarymanager@newplays.org, http://www.newplays.org/node/7?subnid=71&left_node=7. Receipt Deadline: October 31, 2014
id Theater Seven Devils Playwrights Conference (June, 2015, McCall, Idaho) – Seeking full-length plays in any genre or style, particularly works that embrace, explore and challenge the diverse geographical, philosophical, cultural, aesthetic, and political landscape of the American experience – rural and urban, east and west, coastal and inland. 4 playwrights will be invited to participate in staged readings and will be provided with transportation, housing, access to a car, and a modest stipend. 2-4 playwrights will be invited to participate in a Playwrights Intensive Program of Sit Down Readings and will be provided with housing and access to a car during the conference. Invited playwrights are expected to be in residence for the entire two weeks of the conference. Submit a copy of the play you are interested in working on, bio or resume, full name and contact information, and a #10 business sized SASE. FEE: $10. Jeni Mahoney, co-Artistic Director, id Theater, 343 E. 30th St. #19J, New York, NY 10016, Attn: Seven Devils Playwrights Conference. http://www.idtheater.org/seven-devils.html Deadline: November 15, 2014
Lady Bits: Unsolicited Commentaries on Womanhood (Spring 2015, New Brunswick, NJ) - Submit to this original piece of collaborative, devised feminist theatre! All college aged/older individuals are welcome to submit a 2 to 5 minute monologue about an experience that shaped, defined, or otherwise influenced your perspective on what it means to be a woman in the spaces you inhabit. These monologues will be considered for incorporation into a larger presentation of monologues from women across the globe as a part of a Rutgers University Institute for Women’s Leadership sponsored Social Action Project. “Lady Bits” will be staged this spring in New Brunswick, NJ. Email submissions to justicehehir@gmail.com. Visit their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LadyBitsProject. Deadline October 15, 2014
Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual Mini-Festival (January 2015, Acadia, Nova Scotia) - AUTC is looking for fresh new plays from new or experienced playwrights to stage at Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual International MiniFest. This is a student-run festival coming up soon and would provide an excellent opportunity for playwrights to see their one act plays performed. NO FEE. For submission guidelines, please visit http://theatre.acadiau.ca/minifest.html. Deadline: October 15, 2014
Artemisia’s Fall Festival (Fall 2015, Chicago) - Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015
365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query.Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline: December 31, 2014
Onstage
Strawberry Theatre Festival (Union & Non-union; February 11-22, 2015, New York, NY) - Seeking performers for The Strawberry Theatre Festival, featuring full-length plays, musicals, and long one-act plays and The Strawberry One-Act Festival, featuring 15 to 30 minute plays. Awards for Best Actor and Best Actor are $150. Seeking performers ages 18+, all ethnicities, to perform in the festival. Actors Equity Approved Showcase Code. Submit pictures and resumes online so that you may be considered by participating directors. Join Email Club for notifications at http://www.therianttheatre.com/index.php?n=email_club. To download an application, go to www.therianttheatre.com or email rianttheatre@gmail.com. Submissions OPEN November 31, 2014.


Queens Theatre (Union; 2014-15 Season) - Casting for the 2014-15 season to include “The Cottage" (Sandy Rustin, writer; Adam Dannheisser, dir. Rehearsals begin Oct. 20; runs Nov. 7-16); Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" a co-production with Titan Theatre Company (Lenny Banovez & Gregory Isaac, adaptation; Lenny Banovez, dir. Rehearsals begin Nov. 17; runs Dec. 11-21); "Centennial Casting" (Gino DiIorio & Nancy Bleemer, writers. Rehearsals begin Feb. 16, 2015; runs Mar. 6-15); and "Shangri-La" a play with music by Rob Urbinati (Rehearsals begin Apr. 20; runs May 8-17).Prepare a brief contemporary monologue; or a one-minute contemporary monologue and short pop or musical theatre song if also auditioning for the musical. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Total audition time should be two minutes. Bring picture/resume, stapled together. EPA Rules are in effect. A monitor will be provided. For more info, visit www.queenstheatre.org. Auditions October 8 & 9, 2014.


FoodPlay Productions (Nonunion; Touring, Spring and Fall 2015) - Seeking actors for FoodPlay Productions' touring shows. FoodPlay Productions is an Emmy Award-winning nutrition media company which produces national touring theater shows for school assemblies, conferences, and special events designed to turn kids on to healthy eating and exercise habits. Coordinator states: "FoodPlay Productions has reached over three million children across the country using the power of live theater, amazing feats of juggling, music, magic, and audience participation to make nutrition come alive." Both actors must be able to present a good role model for young children, have a strong speaking voice, great stage presence, and an interest in working with children. To submit: Include a headshot and resume. Prepare a 90-second package for auditions. Singing is great, but not required. Apply via Backstage http://www.backstage.com/casting/foodplay-productions-46748/janeyjohnny-176634/


Offstage
Center for Puppetry Arts (Internship, February-May 2015, Atlanta, GA) - Various internships available for the Spring session, including Puppet Building, Scene Shop, Graphic Design, Electrics, Performance, Marketing, Development and etc. Interns at the Center for Puppetry Arts are an integral part of their organization and their goal is to inspire interest in the arts through an in-depth view of their administrative and artistic process. 20-25 hours a week, no pay but college credit available. To apply, visit http://puppet.org/about/work.shtml#internships. For questions, email Megan Montague at internship@puppet.com.


Trinity School (Overhire, 2014-15 Season, New York, NY) - Looking for Overhire Carpenters, Electricians, Scenic Artists and Prop Artisans for 2014-2015 season. Pay rate is $20/hour. Please send your resume to Technical Director Jasmine Pai at jasmine.pai@trinityschoolnyc.org.


Martha Graham Dance Company (Permanent Wardrobe Supervisor, New York, NY) - Wardrobe supervisor for America's oldest modern dance company. 18 dancers. Skills needed include love of travel, excellent sewing, experience building and alteration of dance costumes, shopping, supervise large build projects, highly organized and interest in archival work. MGDC tours 15 - 20 weeks per year domestically and internationally. Pay $800/week. Pay rate does not include per diem while on tour. Email Director of Production Stacey-Jo Marine at sjmarine@marthagraham.org to apply.


Funding Opportunities
Multi-Arts Production Fund – Provides project-specific funding to playwrights, choreographers, directors, composers and performers experimenting in any performance tradition or discipline. Grants range from $10,000 – $45,000, with average awards of $25,000. Especially interested in work that brings insight to the issue of cultural difference, be that in class, gender, generation, ethnicity, form or tradition. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization or fiscally sponsored project with 2 years of professional experience. The first step in the application process is an online letter of inquiry. See website for complete guidelines. Multi-Arts Production Fund, 73 Spring St., Ste. 401, New York, NY 10012, T: (212) 226-1677, FAX: (212) 226-7665, mapinfo@mapfund.org, http://mapfund.org/apply.html. Deadline (LOI): October 3, 2014


The Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater – Administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, these awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The term “musical theater” is understood to include musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, or any comparable work. Submission of innovative and experimental work encouraged. Submitted works must be of significant length to fill an evening, and may consist of a group of smaller, related pieces. Only one submission by a collaborative group or a sole creator will be accepted. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. See website for complete guidelines and application procedures. Richard Rodgers Awards, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 633 West 155th St., New York, NY 10032-7599, T: (212) 368-5900, FAX: (212) 491-4615,http://www.artsandletters.org/awards2_rodgers.php. Receipt Deadline: November 1, 2014


The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Fellowship for Creative and Performing Artists and Writers – Visiting fellowship for historical research by creative and performing artists, writers, filmmakers, playwrights, journalists, and others producing imaginative, non-formulaic works dealing with pre-20th century American history. Recipients receive 4-week period of uninterrupted research, reading, and collegial discussion at the AAS, a national research library and learned society of American history and culture, located in Worcester, MA; $1,350/$1,850 stipend (on campus/off campus housing). Period of residence may occur any time during 2013 calendar year. Applicants encouraged to rent rooms and prepare meals in AAS’s historic mansion across the street from the AAS library. See website for full application guidelines and procedures. James David Moran, Director of Outreach, Creative and Performing Artists and Writers Fellowship, American Antiquarian Society, 185 Salisbury St., Worcester, MA 01609-1634, T: (508) 471-2131, cmcrell@mwa.org, http://www.americanantiquarian.org/artistfellowship.htm. Receipt Deadline: October 5, 2014


The Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy – Supports theatre, dance, and music projects aimed at helping the sick and disadvantaged in the interest of making their lives better and brighter through the performing arts. Grants of up to $1,000 to fund instruments or equipment for a music therapist working in a hospital; scholarships for young people to attend theatre camp; travel expenses for a chorus or theatre group; space for a dancer working with disabled or elderly people; payment for an instructor teaching arts to patients; tickets for groups to attend theatre performances they otherwise could not… and any other proposal along those lines. Grants are focused in the Pioneer Valley and at Mass General Hospital. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis year-round. Download and complete application form (available on website) and submit by e-mail or postal mail. Emily List Fund for Performing Arts Therapy, Karen List, klist@journ.umass.edu. Visit http://emilylistfund.com/about.html for more details. Deadline: Rolling


Residencies
The Millay Colony for the Arts (April-November, 2014, Austerlitz, NY) – Residencies of an average of 1 month for visual artists, composers, and writers (including playwrights and screenwriters). Residency provides housing, food, and studio. Artist responsible for travel and materials. Application available online. FEE: $35. Calliope Nicholas, Residency Director, Millay Colony for the Arts, 454 East Hill Rd., PO Box 3, Austerlitz, NY 12017, T: (518) 392-3103, FAX: (518) 392-4144, apply@millaycolony.org, www.millaycolony.org. Deadline: October 1, 2014
Vermont Studio Center (year-round, Johnson, VT) – 2-12 week residencies for writers (including screenwriters and playwrights) and visual artists (excluding filmmakers). Organization provides housing, meals, and studios. Resident responsible for residency fee ($3,500 per month) and travel. Full and partial fellowships, as well as work-exchange fellowships, are available to offset residency costs; some fellowships include travel reimbursement and materials stipend. See website for application and information about fellowships. FEE: $25. Vermont Studio Center, PO Box 613, Johnson, VT 05656, T: (802) 635-2727, FAX: (802) 635-2730, info@vermontstudiocenter.org, www.vermontstudiocenter.org. Receipt Deadline: October 1, 2014
Ledig House International Writers Residency (March 21-June 6 and September 12-November 14, 2015, Omi, NY) – Residencies of one week to two months for published writers and translators of every type of literature from anywhere in the world. Residency provides meals and lodging; noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner, give talks, and provide introductions. Submit a brief (2-page) statement about your work history, referencing publications, performances and writing credits (CV format accepted), a writing sample (50 pages maximum; indicate whether writing is published or unpublished), a one-page description of the work to be undertaken during the residency, and a cover letter. A separate letter of recommendation must also be submitted online. Some prizes and fellowships available. NOTE: Applications must be submitted online; see website for complete guidelines and application instructions. NO FEE. Writers OMI International Writers Residency at Ledig House,dwgibson@artomi.org, http://www.artomi.org/program.php?Writers-OMI-4. Receipt Deadline: October 20, 2014
Sundance Institute Theatre Lab (July 2015, Sundance Resort, UT) – 3-week play development retreat that provides a private creative environment for playwrights, directors, composers, and librettists to develop new work with the support of dramaturges and full casts. Applications welcomed for projects at any stage of development from playwrights, directors, composers, ensembles, performance artists, and choreographers. Plays without directors will be matched with directors. Submitted work may not have been previously produced. Both established and emerging theatre artists are invited to apply, as well as artists making transitions from areas outside of theatre. Participants must be available for the entire length of the lab. Only one application per artist. Each chosen fellow receives a $1,500 honorarium and company of actors (if applicable). Application must be submitted online, then supplemental materials sent via postal mail to address below (you must include the log number from the online application form); see website for complete guidelines and instructions. FEE: $35. Sundance Institute Theatre Lab Application, Log Number: [log number here], 180 Varick St., Ste. 1330, New York, NY 10014, T: (646) 822-9564,theatre@sundance.org, https://my.sundance.org/applications/theatre/. Deadline: November 15, 2014


ARTErra Residencias (Tondela, Portugal) – Residency that encourages cross-disciplinary artistic creation in a small rural village in Portugal. Artists may stay from 3 days to 6 months; average stay is 6-8 weeks. Artist responsible for travel, residency fee (budgeted on a case by case basis according to the artist’s needs), and meals (residency provides some fruit, vegetables, eggs and jam from the property; artists have access to fully equipped kitchen); residency provides room, work space, and some materials and tools according to the artists’ needs. NO FEE. ARTErra Residencias, R. Nossa Senhora do Crasto, nº380 Lobão da Bei, Tondela, Portugal 3460-207,arterra.geral@gmail.com, http://www.arterra.weebly.com. Deadline: Ongoing

Hawthornden Castle (Midlothian, Scotland) – International 1-month retreats for creative writers of all types from anywhere in the world to work without disturbance. Residency provides individual room/study in shared house and meals. Artist responsible for travel. Applicants must be published writers. Contact them for application instructions. NO FEE. Hawthornden Castle, Lasswade, Midlothian, EH18 1EG Scotland, United Kingdom, T: +44 131 4402180, FAX: +44 131 440 1989,http://www.transartists.org/air/hawthornden-castle.  Deadline: Ongoing

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Submission opportunities for women in theatre.
New Names! New Categories! 
New Opportunities for Women in the Arts & Media!

#StageOpps
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)


#ScreenOpps
Submission Opportunities Newsletter for Women in Film & Video
(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)




All brought to you by the Women in the Arts & Media Coalition, WomenArts, and the League of Professional Theatre Women.


We're building up new opportunites, and we're organizing them differently as well:

#StageOpps will include Project Submissions (completed and self-produced),
Script Submissions, Onstage, Backstage, Funding, and Residences. #ScreenOpps will include Festivals, On screen, On set, Funding, and Residencies.

We may only have a few opportunities each month for actors, composers, designers, and women whose work fits in some of the newer categories, but it is important to us to broaden our base, and to build the available opportunities up however we can over time.

We will also have a Special Opp every month for both Stage and Screen. This Special Opp will either be just for newsletter recipients, or recipients will be given special attention. There will be a code for the subject line of your email to denote that your submission is through the Special Opp. To receive this month's submission code, click here.

We are looking for theatres, production companies, casting offices, and more to offer these Special Opps. For more info on submitting a Special Opp to the newsletter, click here.


*Opportunities in red are for selected populations.
**Opportunities starred and in red are for women only.


September’s Special Opportunity
Works By Women Production Submission


Submit your theatre production featuring women writers, directors or designers to Works by Women! Don’t forget to include our code to let them know that we sent you. You can get September’s Opportunity Code by emailing specialoppscode@gmail.com and it’ll come directly to your inbox!

If your production (no readings or free events) has a creative team (writers, directors, designers) of at least 50% women and has a run of at least two weeks in a New York City venue, Works by Women would love to include it on our website and maybe even bring our group to see it. Submit your information here: http://www.worksbywomen.org/suggest-a-show.html  

Don’t meet those requirements? Members of Works by Women can share their productions in our weekly updates by emailing info@worksbywomen.org with the subject "Member Corner and Title of Your Show” by Monday at noon. How do you become a member? Simply join our mailing list: http://www.worksbywomen.org/join-our-mailing-list.html

Are you part of a theatre company or advocacy organization that is committed to actively working towards gender parity in theatre? 

Check out Works by Women's list of theatre companies (http://www.worksbywomen.org/womens-theatre-companies.html) and advocacy groups (http://www.worksbywomen.org/advocacy.html) and if you’re not listed, email us atinfo@worksbywomen.org with the subject “Theatre Organization for Works by Women Website.”


Project Submissions
Variations Theatre Group Harvest Theatre Festival No Fee to submit, but $300 Deposit if Selected
Seeking plays of 30 minutes or shorter with a maximum cast size of 20. Festival will run for three weeks, with a winner being chosen each round. The winner of the final round will receive a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to develop the play into a full length production with VTG next season. 2 submissions per playwright. Each play must have it’s own production team. Submit completed application form (available on website), character breakdown, and your script in PDF or doc format by e-mail.NOTE: Electronic submissions only. Email: harvest@variationstheatregroup.com, or visit: http://variationstheatregroup.com/newsite/harvest-theatre-festival-2014/. Deadline: September 21, 2014


Script Submissions
American Blues Theater Blue Ink Playwriting Award Fee: $5
Seeking submissions of original, unpublished, unproduced full-length plays written in English. Winner receives $500 and a staged reading. Open to all styles and genres. Submit script with title page containing author’s name, full contact information, and page count. A second page should list only the title of the play, list of characters, and a list of acts and scenes. Include playwright’s bio or resume in a separate attachment. One submission per playwright. Submit script by e-mail only, as a PDF or doc file. Submit fee by postal mail. FEE: $5. American Blues Theater c/o Blue Ink: 800 W. Cornelia, Ste. 204, Chicago, IL 60657
blueink@americanbluestheater.com, http://www.americanbluestheater.com/get-involved/work-with-us/. Deadline: September 1, 2014


Alumnae Theatre Company New Ideas Festival (March 11-29, 2015, Toronto, OT) - The Alumnae Theatre Company is dedicated to the production of adventurous, high-quality theatre not readily seen elsewhere, and to the promotion and skill development of women in theatre. Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre. Each week a different program of up to four plays, as well as a workshopped reading on Saturday at noon, is presented.Scripts must be original works that have not been previously performed outside of a workshop. They may be in any genre or style, with a running time of 10 to 40 minutes; one act of a full-length play may also be accepted for production. Please include a cover page with the script/proposal, providing the play title, a list and description of characters (including age), and a short play synopsis. Send a separate contact page with the play title, playwright’s name and contact information, and a short bio (75 words or less). NIF does not provide feedback on submissions or return scripts. NIF will confirm receipt of submissions within two weeks, and scripts/proposals will be sent to the NIF reading committee. The 2015 festival lineup will be announced in early November, followed by cold reads of all chosen plays in early December. NO FEE. Scripts or proposals should be submitted electronically in PDF or Word format to NIFscripts@gmail.com. Deadline: September 5, 2014


Exit 7 Players New Short Play Contest (February 20-22, 2015, Ludlow, MA) - The Exit 7 New Short Play Contest will produce short plays by twelve playwrights in an exciting audience-participation format, awarding two winning writers a prize of $150 each. NO FEE. You may submit either one or two plays. Visit http://www.exit7players.org/shows/theexit7newshortpl/ for submission guidelines and to submit. Deadline: September 13, 2014


Long Beach Playhouse 24th Annual New Works Festival (Summer 2014, Long Beach, CA) – FEE: $10
Seeking unproduced, non-musical, full-length plays. Included in the application: signed and completed submission form, check for reading fee, copy of the script (in a three prong folder or similar, not held together with brads), brief synopsis of the play, character breakdown. Check made out to “Long Beach Playhouse”. Plays can be submitted to: Literary Comittee, Long Beach Playhouse, 5021 East Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA 90804, http://www.lbplayhouse.org/. Deadline: September 30, 2013


Theatre Three One-Act FestivalNO FEE
Seeking plays of a maximum of 35 minutes that are unproduced and have a maximum cast size of 9 and minimal set requirements. No adaptations, musicals, or children’s plays. Multiple submissions OK. Submit one copy of script with a cover sheet containing author’s name and full contact information, SASE, cover letter, synopsis, and resume. Selected plays will be presented for 10 performances and playwrights will receive a small stipend. NOTE: No e-mail submissions. NO FEE. 15th Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, Attn: Jeffrey Sanzel, Artistic Director, Theatre Three, PO Box 512, Port Jefferson, NY 11777-0512


Y.E.S. Festival (April 16-26, Northern Kentucky University) - Submissions (ONE per playwright) must be full-length and should include a one-page synopsis and a cast list with brief character descriptions. A Y.E.S. entry form must accompany a submitted script. Selections will be made and winners notified no later than December 31, 2014. Returnable scripts will be mailed back after the winners have been notified. An honorarium of $500 will be awarded to each selected playwright as well as travel expenses and housing while attending the festival. NO FEE. Visit http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/theatre.html to download the form to submit. Deadline: September 30, 2014


Landing Theatre Company (March 13-15, 2015, Houston, TX) - Seeking full-length plays for the New American Voices Play Reading Series. Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company’s Spring Festival in Houston, Texas. Selected playwrights must attend the readings. A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright. Playwrights must cover their own travel expenses. Visit http://www.landingtheatre.org/#!play-submission-form/c24jx to submit. NO FEE. Deadline: September 30, 2014

Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual Mini-Festival (January 2015, Acadia, Nova Scotia) - AUTC is looking for fresh new plays from new or experienced playwrights to stage at Acadia University Theatre Company’s 22nd Annual International MiniFest. This is a student-run festival coming up soon and would provide an excellent opportunity for playwrights to see their one act plays performed. NO FEE. For submission guidelines, please visit http://theatre.acadiau.ca/minifest.html. Deadline: October 15, 2014


Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Sloan Project (2015- 2016 Season, NYC) - The EST/Sloan Project commissions, develops and presents new works delving into how we view and are affected by the scientific world. These plays examine the struggles and challenges scientists and engineers face from moral issues to the consequences of their discoveries. Commissions will be awarded to individuals, groups and creative teams for full-length and one-act plays and musicals. Commissions range from $1000 to $10,000. Commission amounts are determined on a case-by-case basis, as are deadlines for drafts, finished work, and research support (if appropriate). Extant, full-length works may be submitted and are judged on a script-by-script basis by the EST/Sloan Project staff. Rewrite commissions for existing scripts range from $1,000 to $5,000.The EST/Sloan Project is open to a broad range of topics related to the issues, people, ideas, processes, leading-edge discoveries, inventions, and/or history of the "hard" sciences and technology. NO FEE. For information on submission guidelines, visit http://ensemblestudiotheatre.org/node/28. Deadline: November 1, 2014


*Artemisia’s Fall Festival* (Fall 2015, Chicago) - Seeking plays that are full length and must be carried by a woman. We require a leading, female protagonist. Artemisia produces plays that empower women.  Due to the number of submissions we receive, submission is limited to ONE play per writer.  If you submit more than one play, your submissions will NOT be considered.  Full-length is defined by a playing time of 90 minutes or more. Published plays and one-acts DO NOT meet Artemisia’s guidelines and will NOT be accepted.  We are unable to accept snail mail submissions.  Please submit your play as a single file PDF attachment (no other format will be accepted) to submissionsartemisia@yahoo.com. $10 FEE. Deadline: January 15, 2015


365 Women a Year: A Playwriting Project (Facebook Group Project) – Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/429235263876823/ or search “365 Women a Year” on Facebook to request to join this writer’s group. They are seeking female identifying playwrights who want to join in their quest to write one acts about 365 women in history. A consolidated list of the historical women to choose from are listed at the top of page thread, and may be claimed by commenting on the post. Guidelines for submission can be found under the “files” tab on the group page. For questions, join the group and post a query.Deadline has been posted but historical figures are already being claimed, so join now if you want in on the fun! Deadline: December 31, 2014


Onstage
Special Opportunities coming your way! If you are a theatre, production company, casting office or agency looking to fill gaps in your talent, please send us an email to specialoppssubmission@gmail.com, and we can feature you in our monthly #StageOpps.


Offstage
House Technician (Currently Open, Begins Immediately) - HB Studio, the historic acting school in the West Village, is looking for a full time House Technician to begin immediately. Working with the production manager, the House Technician will be responsible for a wide range of duties. Responsibilities/skills needed include: strong carpentry skills, budgeting (time and resources), hand or CAD drafting, electrician skills, audio engineering, stage management, projections, scenic painting, and experience with MAC computers. HB Studio is looking for a highly organized person that works well with professionals as well as interns, students, and volunteers. The best candidate for this position will be helping in taking HB Theatre to the next level of professionalism while being comfortable with present environment.The House Technician must be very resourceful with stock materials, personnel, and vendors, must keep all storage, work and venue areas safe, well organized, and running smoothly. Be able to efficiently move between carpentry, facility care, shopping, clerical, prop, costume organization, and electrics. Sewing skills are a plus.Extensive hands on experience necessary in many areas of theatre, BA or BFA with production emphasis very desirable. HB Studio, located on Bank Street, has a venue that seats seventy-three. The stage is 19’ wide x 15’ deep x 11’ -8 “tall (to a dead-hung grid). There is a separate construction space upstage with an adequate stock of power and hand tools. This is in a newly reorganized facility. Please e-mail your resume and salary requirements to: mkobak@hbstudio.org. Mark Kobak, Production Manager, HB Studio, 120 Bank Street NY, NY 10014.


Production Manager (Sept. 15, 2014- Jan. 31, 2015, $4000 flat fee) - Reporting to and working closely with the Curator/Producer and Associate Producer, the Production Manager is responsible for coordinating the technical and production needs for festival productions and projects in American Realness, taking place at the Abrons Arts Center. American Realness is a festival of contemporary dance presented in January in NYC. The festival includes approximately fifteen productions in three theater spaces, three exhibitions in three gallery spaces and general coordination for festival pop-up caf+eacute; and bookshop. The Production Manager will report to the Associate Producer on production budget and purchasing. A strong lighting background and interest in contemporary dance is preferred. For more information and a more detailed job description, contact Natalie Robin americanrealness@gmail.com


Stage Managers, Kentuckey Stages 2014-15 Season (Bowling Green, KY; Pays: $401/wk. Equity SPT Tier 4 Contract) Seeking Equity Stage Managers for individual shows for Kentucky Stage(s)' 2014-15 season. Company states: "While we are seeking individual Stage Managers, we would also make strong consideration for a single person in residency for the whole season." Season includes: "A Streetcar Named Desire" (Stage Manager contract starts Aug. 25; runs Sept. 18-Oct. 5); "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" (Stage Manager contract starts Sept. 13; runs Nov. 6-23); "A Kentucky Christmas Carol" (Stage Manager contract starts Nov. 10; runs Dec. 4-21); "The Mystery of Irma Vep" (Stage Manager contract starts Feb. 16, 2015; runs Mar. 12-29); and "Floyd Collins" (Stage Manager contract starts Apr. 16; runs Apr. 30-May 17). Apply via Backstage.com: http://www.backstage.com/casting/kentucky-stages-2014-15-season-stage-managers-43166/


Funding
*Kentucky Foundation for Women Artist Enrichment Grant Program*NO FEE
Provides opportunities for feminist artists and arts organizations to enhance their abilities and skills to create art for progressive social change in Kentucky. Grants range from $1,000 – $7,500 (typical award is between $3,000 – $5,000). Applicants may request funds for a range of activities including: artistic development, artist residencies, the exploration of new areas or techniques, or t