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Submission Opportunities for Women in Theatre

(previously known as Theatre Funding Newsletter)

 

##Opportunities for selected populations.

**Opportunities for women only.

For full #StageOpps Listings please scroll

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Project Submissions
Script Submissions
Onstage
BackSTAGE
Funding
Residencies
Other Resources

 


Special Opportunity


Check back next month for new Special Opps!

Project Submissions 


LVLT’s 2020 Annual New Works Competition

Win the chance to get your play produced by LVLT this season! Accepting submissions until December 31st, 2019

  • When/Where: 2020 in Las Vegas, NV

  • Deadline: December 31, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: 1. All plays must be full length (90 minutes or more). No musicals please.

    2. Plays must have no more than 8 actors– doubling characters is allowed

    3. The set must be simple or representational.

    4. Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18 – 30.

    5. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published.

    6. Plays will be screened by the competition committee. The top 5 will be submitted to the judges.

    7. Prizes – 1st prize = Production of the play in the Fischer Black Box in May plus $150

    2nd prize = $75

    3rd prize = $50

    8. Contestants must sign a release form (application) to authorize production

    9. Scripts cannot be returned

    10. Materials that are adapted from or otherwise derived from copyrighted source material must also submit permission to use the material at the time of submission.

  • Categories: New Works

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: info@LVLT.org

  • Submission Information

Queer Scare VI

The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Queer Scare VI, staged readings of 10 minute plays to celebrate Halloween on Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC.

  • When/Where: October 31, 2019 in New York, NY

  • Deadline: October 3, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Playwrights must be from Metro New York area

  • Plays must be under 10 minutes (no more than 10 pages in standard format.)

  • Plays must be about Halloween, the supernatural or scary from a Gay perspective.

  • Plays are to be read script in hand, minimally staged with no props; actors must stand

  • You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.

  • Categories: Short Plays

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: villageplaywrights@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

Trade A Play Tuesday

Send in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday.

  • When/Where: TBD

  • Deadline: weekly

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: 1) It must be a ten-minute play or a ten-page scene. No sneaking in any longer one-acts.  If you are sending a ten-page scene, please give your reviewer some context. READERS: If you receive something longer than ten minutes, you do not have to read it. Please alert me, so I can remind the sender about the rule. Senders, PLEASE be courteous about this rule; it’s not fair to others who are following it.

    2) You MUST read and provide feedback within a reasonable time frame: Ideally, this would be WITHIN THREE HOURS, but certainly NO LATER THAN THE END OF THE DAY (that means midnight EST). We all know that once something languishes in your email, it can get lost forever, which would not be fair to the playwright who is diligently reading your play and awaiting your stellar wisdom. If you can’t give a thoughtful critique within this time frame, don’t send it until you have the time to dedicate.

  • Categories: New Works

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: donna@donnahoke.com

  • Submission Information

 

Script Submissions


Annual Parity Commission

Beyond our annual productions, in concert with our mission to see more women and trans and gender nonconforming (TGNC) artists employed in the theatre, Parity productions awards two commissions per year to women and TGNC playwrights who have demonstrated a singular talent for storytelling. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each.

  • Deadline: Opens October 17, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Parity Productions reads submissions blind, selecting work that is in harmony with our artistic mission. Playwrights will receive regular feedback on their commissioned work within 30 days of their submission of a first and second draft. They will also receive one “closed door” reading (attended by cast, Parity Productions Artistic Director, and literary department) and at least one public reading and/or developmental production of the commissioned work. An option for Parity Productions to produce the work is included in The Commission agreement.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: ludovica@parityproductions.org

  • Application Information

Writing for Rights 10 Minute Plays

In November 2019, The Woolgatherers will be hosting several nights of short play readings to benefit New Sanctuary Coalition. New Sanctuary Coalition is a New York-based and immigrant-led organization working to stop the inhumane system of deportations and detentions in this country.

  • Deadline: October 16, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

    Eligibility: It must not have a director already attached to it, as one of the goals for this series is to introduce playwrights and directors who might work together in the future.

  • You may not direct the play yourself.

  • It must be either a 10-minute play or a proposal for a 10-minute play.

  • Your play can be in any stage of the process. You’re welcome to submit an early draft that you’ll workshop with a director or a play that’s already been produced elsewhere.

  • There are no thematic or stylistic restrictions on your piece. We’re looking for work in a wide variety of styles, so all types of theater pieces are welcome.

  • You must be available to attend at least one rehearsal of your play in New York City in October or early November.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Contact: thewoolgatherersnyc@gmail.com

  • Submission Information

Freshwater Theatre

Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts and new technical artists to work with.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

    Eligibility: While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future.

    We will only respond to playwright submissions for plays that come into serious consideration for future production. We cannot give any specific time frame on if/when a response will be given.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Contact: info@freshwatertheatre.com

  • Submission Information

Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons accepts unsolicited manuscripts of full-length, original plays by living American writers. As a writers’ theater who believes there are as many distinctive styles and voices as there are playwrights, we remain open to as wide a range of plays — and approaches to playwriting — as possible. We are looking for idiosyncratic, accomplished, original theatrical voices.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: We don't consider synopses and dialogue samples and will not respond to them. We also don't accept unsolicited scripts via email.

    Due to the small size of our staff and the sheer number of scripts we receive, we’re not able to respond personally to every play, or to offer feedback. If we’re interested in pursuing a conversation about your play after reading it, you’ll hear from us in about six months.

    Play submissions should be sent in care of the Literary Office. Musical submissions (script and CD) should be sent to the attention of Kent Nicholson, Musical Theater Producing Associate.

  • Categories: New Works

  • Contact: Playwrights Horizons

    416 West 42 Street

    New York, NY 10036

  • Submission Information

Panglossian Productions

What are you working on?  What are you excited about?  What would you like to discuss and develop with a creative team?  Bring it on. Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally here in Williamsburg. Selected playwrights will discuss their goals for the script with our staff, attend one or two discussion/rehearsals, and participate in a public reading, which will be streamed online. Writers who are not local may participate virtually over Skype.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Playwrights at different stages in their careers who share our sense of daring and passion, and a desire to develop their work in a collaborative, supportive setting. Plays that show muscular language and strong theatricality and that say something universal in a unique way. While we are open to any genre, we would love to receive more comedic full-lengths and smart plays for young audiences.

  • Categories: New Plays

  • Contact: literary@panglossian.org

  • Submission Information

 

Urban Stages Emerging Playwright Award

Our $500 Emerging Playwright Award (coupled with press coverage) is given to playwrights who show excellence and dedication throughout this process – from development to the stage. Out of hundreds of submissions a year, we select 15-20 plays for readings. From these, we select 1-3 plays annually to go on to our workshopping phase. Our workshops are meant to prepare a play for our Off-Broadway stage. From our workshops, we select 1-2 plays for full productions, complete with a playwright’s contract and compensation (separate from the award).                                      

  • Deadline: Submissions are ongoing.

  • Application Fee: None

  • Eligibility: Plays may have been developed or produced elsewhere, but never produced in New York City. Plays from overseas and throughout the US are accepted and considered, but special attention will be given to playwrights who live in or near New York.

  • Categories: Full Length Plays

  • Contact: (212) 421-1380

  • Submission Information

 

Onstage 


The Thalia Festival

  • Casting "The Thalia Festival," a play for an AlphaNYC Theater Company, off-off-Broadway production. The festival celebrates feminine theatrical creativity. Each show features several short plays by contemporary female-identifying playwrights with an all female-identifying cast.

  • Auditions: October 2019

  • Production Dates: Rehearsals begin Oct.16; performs Nov. 9 at the Producers Club Theaters in Midtown Manhattan, NYC.

  • Pay: No

  • Audition Information

 

Dracula

  • Casting Equity actors for nine roles in "Dracula." This production will run in repertory with "Frankenstein," by Tristan Bernays.

  • Auditions: October 11, 16, 2019

    Production Dates: Rehearsals Dec. 10, 2019; runs Jan. 14-Mar. 8, 2020 in New York, NY.

  • Pay: Yes

  • Audition Information

 

For more Onstage opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; and Playbill.com.

 

Backstage


Associate Producer

En Garde Arts was founded in 1985 and is widely credited with putting site-specific theatre on the map in New York City. The company relaunched in 2014 with a revised mission focused on social impact. En Garde Arts creates, produces and presents bold theatre experiences that reach across artistic, physical and social boundaries. We aim to increase empathy and open-mindedness by illuminating nuanced perspectives and unspoken truths behind the salient issues of our time.

  • Position Type: Full Time

  • Eligibility: You have a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusiveness, and belonging

  • You have a passion for the arts and/or theatre

  • You are a self-starter, proactive and have the ability to balance multiple projects at once

  • You are detail oriented, good with numbers/budgets

  • You possess self and situational awareness and the ability to listen

  • You are confident soliciting support at all levels from small ticket add-ons to larger donations

  • Demonstrated interest in producing, fundraising and/or arts administration

  • You have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, and at least one of the following: Ovationtix, MailChimp, WordPress

  • You are collaborative and an honest and open communicator and respectful of others

  • Application Information

Artistic Director

Perseverance Theatre is seeking a dynamic and visionary Artistic Director to serve in beautiful Southeast Alaska. The Artistic Director will oversee the artistic vision and direction of the theatre while working collaboratively with the Managing Director, board and staff. Perseverance Theatre is a non-profit professional theatre located across from Alaska’s capital city of Juneau on scenic Douglas Island. Founded in 1979 by Molly Smith, the theatre’s mission is the creation of professional theatre by and for Alaskans. Our core values are community engagement, cross-cultural collaboration, professional rigor, and regional voice. Typical seasons offer contemporary, classic, and diverse new productions with ongoing creative partnerships, special projects, and community programs that provide unique opportunities for novice and expert alike. The theatre not only has boasted over 60 world premieres, but is an integral place in the Alaskan cultural and national arts scene.

Props Artisan

Shakespeare and Company, located in Western Massachusetts, is looking for a Props Artisan to join our props shop staff. Our season features 8 shows on four different stages. Shakespeare and Company’s season features 8 shows on four different stages. 

  • Position Type: Contract

  • Eligibility: Ideal applicants will have knowledge of shop tools, paints, sewing, crafts and preferably some carpentry experience. All candidates should be able to lift up to 50 lbs, be comfortable working at heights, and ideally have a valid driver’s license.

  • Application Information

 

Wardrobe Supervisor

Seeking wardrobe supervisor for Off-Broadway production of a new play called "Imperfect Love" at the Connelly Theater. 2-act show with one intermission. Cast of five actors. Costume designer is Gianni Quaranta.

 

 

Funding Opportunities 


The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists

The Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists is a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist. It commemorates the life and work of playwright/librettist Eric H. Weinberger (1950-2017), who was a Drama Desk Award nominee for Best Book of a Musical (Wanda’s World), and the playwright/librettist of Class Mothers ’68, which earned Pricilla Lopez a Drama Desk Award nomination.

  • Deadline: November 29, 2019

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Be a full-length show (at least 80 minutes)

  • Have no more than seven actors  (actors may play multiple roles)

  • Be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions

  • Have a demo that is an accurate representation of the music and style of the show (at least five songs)

  • Have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script (music, source material, etc.)

  • Not have had a full production or be published in any way, even if with a different name.

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: cambo@amasmusical.org

  • Application Information

SubletSeries@HERE Program

This creative curated rental program has allowed many upstart companies and emerging artists to realize their full artistic vision on a small budget. The program provides subsidized performance and rehearsal space, technical assistance, and administrative support, including a fully staffed box office. SubletSeries@HERE artists can also access equipment that is not typically available in venues our size such as video projectors, wireless microphones, color scrollers—all for free or at subsidized rates. We accept applications from artists all over the world for the opportunity to show work.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Independent Artists and Groups

  • Address: HERE 145 Sixth Ave. New York, NY 10013

  • Contact: 212.647.0202

  • Application Information

Annenberg Foundation

The Annenberg Foundation does most of their funding in the arts, culture, and humanities to organizations in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Ventura. The Annenberg Foundation's arts and humanities grants are available to agencies that serve the greater Los Angeles region, typically with budgets over $5 million.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • Eligibility: Arts, culture, and humanities in greater Los Angeles region

  • Address: 2000 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1000S
    Los Angeles, CA 9006

  • Contact: info@annenberg.org

  • Application Information

 

Residencies 


ARTerra

ARTErra is a private structure of incentive for artistic creation which aims to facilitate encounters between different artists and aesthetic disciplines. ARTERRA is strongly committed to offering the residents a cheerful and productive stay. Because of that, partnerships have been established with several partners such as the Municipality of Tondela and Lobão da Beira and many others crafters, schools and artists.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Free

  • When: 1 week- 6 months

  • Eligibility: Curriculum Vitae; and Bio, Portfolio, videos, photos , music; Description of the project to be undertaken at ARTERRA, including the project’s objectives, needs and expectations of residence ,work methodologies, and all the details necessary to understand the proposal

  • Address: N/A

  • Contact: arterra.geral@gmail.com

  • Application Information

 

Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities

Residencies of an average of 2-8 weeks for visual artists, writers, actors, and performance artists. Residency provides housing, studio, and meals; artist responsible residency fee ($40/day), deposit (10% of residency fee), travel, materials, and local transportation.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: $25

  • When: 2-8 weeks

  • Eligibility: Residencies are available to established and emerging visual and literary artists 18 years of age and older without regard for race, gender, sexual orientation, or religion.

  • Address: Artcroft Center for Arts and Humanities, 2075 Johnson Rd., Carlisle, KY 40311

  • Contact: artcroft@msn.com

  • Application Information

Other Resources 


NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.
 

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

 

 

 

 

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#ScreenOpps
#ScreenOppsOCT19

Submission Opportunities for Women in Film & Video

(previously known as Film/Video Funding Newsletter)

 

##Opportunities for selected populations.

**Opportunities for women only.

For full #ScreenOpps Listings please scroll

or click links below for specific listings

Film Festivals
Onscreen
Offscreen
Funding
Residencies
Other Resources   

 

 

 

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY


Check back next month for new Special Opps!

 


 Film Festivals


Boston International Film Festival

The Boston International Film Festival was created to celebrate the art of filmmaking and to honor the filmmakers who make it all possible. This is a festival dedicated to rewarding artists for their individual talents and for their creative expression through the medium of film. The festival strives to bring together in Boston local, national and international filmmakers by promoting the world’s most artistic and creative independent and experimental films.

  • When/Where: April 16-21, 2019, Boston, MA

  • Deadline: October 4, 2019 (Standard), December 6, 2019 (Final Deadline Feature), December 30, 2019 (Extended for Short), January 10, 2019 (Extended for Feature)

  • Submission Fee: $45-$90

  • Eligibility: ·Feature Narrative and Documentary (45 minutes or longer)
    Short Narrative and Documentary (Less than 45 minutes)
    All genres are welcome. The festival programming staff will place your film in the appropriate category.

  • Categories: New Work

    Address: AMC Loews Boston Common 19

    175 Tremont Street
    Boston, Massachusetts 02111
    United States

  • Contact: info@bifilmfestival.com

  • Submission Information

The Women’s Film Festival

The Women's Film Festival is an annual festival during Women's History Month in March that showcases work made by and/or about women. The Women's Film Festival is the only event of its kind in Philadelphia that celebrates and elevates women in film and television.

  • When/Where: March 20-29, 2020, Philadelphia, PA

  • Deadline: October 5, 2019 (Regular), November 5, 2019 (Late), December 5, 2019 (Extended)

  • Submission Fee: $31-$70

  • Eligibility: Please submit your work (documentary, short, feature, animation, or music video) featuring a strong female role in the category of director, writer, producer, editor, director of photography, or lead actress. Work cannot be screened in Philadelphia area prior to this film festival and must not be open to the public to view. No submission waivers.

  • Categories: New Work

  • Contact: mail@thewomensfilmfestival.org

  • Submission Information

The Bush Films

The Bush Films is a monthly intersectional film series based in New York dedicated to showcasing work about and for queer women, feminists, trans and non-binary people. We provide a platform for filmmakers and connect them with audiences that want to see themselves reflected and represented in cinema.

  • When/Where: September 1, 2019, Los Angeles, CA

  • Deadline: October 12, 2019 (Earlybird); December 31, 2019 (Extended)

  • Submission Fee: $3-$5

  • Eligibility: Short films no longer than 35 minutes.
    This is a free/donation based event. We are a monthly film series, we are not a film festival. Every film that is not in English language needs to have English subtitles.

  • Categories: New Work

  • Contact: info@thebushfilms.com

  • Submission Information

Onscreen


Hounders– Feature Film

Casting "Hounder’s," a mid-budget feature film. Synopsis: Tells the story of a bullied high school student suffering in poverty who turns to selling narcotics in order to provide. What starts as a small scale income, increases greatly over time and with that increase comes the many problems associated with gangs and drugs. Families, friends and loved ones turn their backs as our protagonist grows darker and darker.

  • Audition: October 2019

  • Shoot Dates/Location: Pays between $500 (£300) - $1000 (£600) a day depending on the role. International travel, accommodation and meals will be provided.

  • Union: Non-Union

  • Pay: Yes

  • Audition Information

 

Darkness Deeper- Short Film

Sofia is an actress making a film about a prostitute who realizes she has claircognizant and remote viewing ability when she can accurately describe the location of a missing girl she’s never met. Sofia has done a lot of acid since finding out she was going to play the role, at first to overcome her inhibitions about the sex scene and then she found it opened up a new spiritual awareness for her: the Universe is made of Love; it is the matter in all things. She is in love with her co-star, Teddy who plays a gangster that the prostitute tells about the missing girl. Sofia says an angel told her about Love, and he isn’t sure if she’s cuckoo but he loves her. While rehearsing their sex scene, she takes her clothes off and is jumping on the bed having the time of her life with him. The next day, Teddy can’t find Sofia. He looks for her but she’s nowhere to be found. Sofia is declared missing. He goes to a psychic medium to see if she's alive or dead, or if they can find Sofia.

  • Audition: October 2019

  • Shoot Dates/Location: SAG-AFTRA Short Film Agreement production ID: 00399323
    $500/day plus travel and meals for lead roles, $100 for the supporting role of Nuane.
    Film contains nudity

  • Union: Union and Non-Union

  • Pay: Yes

  • Audition Information

  

For more OnScreen opportunities, visit Backstage.com; ActorsAccess.com; or Playbill.com. 

 

Offscreen 


Video Production Specialist

Collision Hub / Engage Target Media is looking for a Video Production Specialist to join our content creation team.

Someone who will take initiative in planning, creating and delivering world class corporate videos.

  • Position Type: Full-Time

  • Eligibility: Camera Operation

  • Adobe Premiere

  • Adobe After Effects

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Sound Design

Film Storyteller

If you consider yourself a film buff, research camera lenses in your spare time, geek out over the latest video editing software updates and know how to shoot and edit video, then we need to talk.

  • Position Type: Full-Time

  • Eligibility: Proficiency in Premiere Pro and After Effects

  • 2-5 years of videography, photography, editing and post production experience.

  • Extensive knowledge of camera, lenses and lighting techniques

  • Bachelor’s degree in creative, marketing or business related fields preferred

  • Application Information

 

Sesame Studios YouTube Channel

An All-New YouTube Destination for Kids, From the Makers of Sesame Street! Sesame Studios features the same educational goodness as Sesame Street, but completely different. We are looking for fresh creative talent to dazzle and delight preschoolers. 

  • Position Type: Flexible

  • Eligibility: Must be 18 years or older and be submitting original content

  • Application Information

 

Residencies 


 

The Fiore Center

The Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm is a program of Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) that actively connects the creative worlds of farming, conservation and the arts.

The purpose of the Fiore Art Center is to stimulate and advance the dialogue between human and environment within the context of agriculture and today’s culture at large. We hope to instill passion for preservation through the arts, create awareness and build community.

We do this through exhibitions and public educational events, through research and application of ecologically sustainable farming practices and by hosting residencies for artists on a historic farm.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: $15 if not from Maine

  • When: Ongoing

  • Eligibility: All residency positions are open to emerging, mid-career and established artists/writers.

  • Address:
    97 Main Street
    Maine Farmland Trust, attn. Anna Witholt Abaldo
    Belfast, Maine 04915
    United States

  • Contact: 207-338-6575

  • Application Information

18th Street Arts Center

18th Street Arts Center values art making as an essential component of a vibrant, just, and healthy society. Its mission is “to provoke public dialogue through contemporary art making.” Founded in 1988, 18th Street Arts Center has fostered and supported the work of many of Los Angeles’ most engaging artists, and has built bridges to artist communities around the globe.

  • Deadline: Ongoing

  • Application Fee: Yes

  • When: Ongoing

  • Eligibility: The Visiting Artist Residency Program accepts applications from working, professional artists who demonstrate a deep commitment to their practices. The program is open to artists of all generations, nationalities, and disciplines. Applicants are required to cover studio rental costs themselves. Although we primarily support visual artists, 18th Street Arts Center will consider applications from performing artists, writers, and filmmakers as well.

  • Address: 1639 18th Street Santa Monica CA 90404

  • Contact: (310) 453-3711

  • Application Information

 

 


Other Resources 

NOTE: For more resources, visit our pages of Resources - Funding, Submissions, and more.
 

NYFA SOURCE - The New York Foundation for the Arts maintains the most comprehensive national directory of awards, services and publications for artists in the NYFA Source section of their website.

backHer- Women specific grants for all fields

https://www.backher.com/toolbox/women-specific-grants

WITHOUTABOX - Film/Video artists can check Withoutabox at:

 http://www.withoutabox.com