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Bush Theatre/BushGreen, London, ongoing, no fee, publish online as well
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The Bush Theatre
Discovering and championing Playwrights is at the heart of the Bush.

We receive more than 1,000 plays each year and read every single one. Many writers started their careers by posting us a play, including Catherine Johnson, Samuel Adamson, Mark O’Rowe and Jack Thorne.

The Bush is run by ten people. Our literary team is Tara Wilkinson (Artists’ Administrator), James Grieve (Associate Director) and Josie Rourke (Artistic Director). Bushfutures is our development arm which works with new practitioners and looks after this website. It’s overseen by Anthea Williams (Associate Director Bushfutures). We’re supported by a team of six professional directors who make up our creative associates panel – Nathan Curry, Charlotte Gwinner, Claire Lizzimore, Hamish Pirie, George Perrin and Titus Halder. Tara is your first point of contact.

We direct all our energies towards producing the best Playwrights at the Bush and beyond.

Sending us a play through bushgreen
This site is built to save us time on admin so we can spend more time making theatre. So while you can still send us a play through the post we’d really like if you used bushpress on bushgreen.

Submission process
Here’s what happens to your play once you click submit …

We read every play we receive. If your play is not for us we’ll let you know as quickly as we can. We don’t think it’s fair to keep you hanging on if we’re not going to take your play forward. Usually this is within eight weeks though during busy periods this can take longer.

Some plays we’ll pass on to our panel of six creative associate directors. We meet with them once a month to discuss the plays and writers we’re particularly interested in. We think it’s important that your play is read by a professional director, so even if we decide not to produce it here, a director could become an advocate for you or your play elsewhere.

At that point we’ll be in touch to let you know if we’re going to take your play forward or not. We aim to always give you a decision within eight weeks.

At any of these stages we might contact you to ask permission to publish your play on bushpress if you have not already up loaded it yourself (which we highly recommend you do). Hey, if we can’t do it might be produced elsewhere.

Responding to you and your play
We think that the best way to ‘develop’ a Playwright is by putting on their work. The Bush is a small theatre with a tiny and dedicated staff, so we can respond swiftly to programme a great play. We use our reading to find plays to produce and Playwrights to work with at the Bush.

To help us do this, we are going to be clearer in our response to your plays: either we will produce a play on our stage; advocate it elsewhere or let it go. Everything we do to ‘develop’ writers is about taking them towards a production on our stage or beyond.

If we’re not going to produce your play but we want to engage with your playwrighting, we’ll do our best to get you on our stage. Last year, we produced nineteen Playwrights at the Bush and we’re always looking to create more opportunities to present your work.

We don’t give notes on plays we’re not going to produce. If we develop a play it will be with the right director, giving good notes, in concrete movements towards a production.

Sending us your play
Currently you can send a play to us through bushgreen or by post.
For more information on the Bush Theatre, please visit the theatre’s website.

http://bushgreen.org/web/guest

Bushgreen is for people in theatre to connect, collaborate and publish plays in innovative ways.

We've made it easy for you to connect with each other and share your work. We hope this will mean more plays will be performed.

* Submit plays directly to The Bush for our team to read and consider for production
* Connect with other writers, directors, producers and theatres
* Publish plays online so more people can access your work
* Earn money from downloads of your plays (if you choose to do so)
* Find fresh new work and generate people for readings, scratch nights and full productions

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The Treehouse Theatre Company seeks new full-length plays for our premiere season in 2010-2011. Because we are new, we will only be looking for 1-2 plays for our mainstage, but are highly interested in forming relationships with playwrights whose work we like. Please send us your work, and if we are interested, we will help your play find a stage.

We are looking for only full-length plays that have not had a professional production, though readings and workshops are fine. We accept electronic submissions only and plays should be sent to submissions@treehousetheatre.org with the full play, a synopsis, a cover letter, and a character breakdown; attachments should be in either Word or PDF formats. We promise to reply within one-month of submission.

While we accept plays of all styles, we are particularly interested in work that explores powerful humanistic elements; that show a spark of life and are not scared of making audiences uncomfortable. If you would like to contact us for any further information, please send an e-mail at stephen@treehousetheatre.org

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he Flea regularly produces 4 – 6 new plays per year. We are offering this questionnaire to consider propositions best suited for The Bats. See more information about The Bats.

Because The Bats are a young ensemble, we are only interested in work which reflects and features performers in their 20’s. (In other words, if your play is in a naturalistic style and requires grandparents or children, please do not occupy your time and ours by submitting answers to the questionnaire.) Although we seek large diverse casts, we are open to smaller ensembles – but do tend to favor plays that reflect the company’s diversity and size. We do favor work which is risk-taking, politically relevant, sexually charged, and intellectually engaging.
This questionnaire allows us to get a snapshot of your work – and enables us to efficiently consider work for this extraordinary company. Please be advised to fill out the answers thoroughly and feel free to use your writing skills to begin the conversation about you and your proposed work. (Incomplete questionnaires will not be considered.)

Fill out the questionaire at:

http://www.theflea.org/pa...ge_type=2&page_id=42

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Point of You Productions was formed when its Artistic Director, Jeff Love, walked out of a bookstore after finishing Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus and found himself in a throng of protesters speaking out against the Diallo trials, demanding that the policemen involved in shooting an innocent man be punished.

Wishing to convey to New York City the moral that revenge leads to destruction, he produced Titus Andronicus with a modern-day police state setting. Expecting this to be a one-time endeavor, he was surprised to find that by the end of the run, he had a small company of actors and technicians asking, "What's next?"

What was to be next was calling upon Johnny Blaze Leavitt, Point of You's Executive Director. Johnny was attracted to the idea of building a company whose mission is to produce original and classical works that convey a relevant moral relating to issues in today's society.

The pair agreed that art, and especially theatre, in New York City had become sensationalized and spectacle-oriented, taking focus away from its purpose: to enlighten. They feel that an audience needs to hear stories that pose important, thought provoking questions about what drives them to act the way they do in their daily lives.

Jeff began searching for appropriate material - classical or original - and develop how the audience should hear and see this material. Johnny Blaze Leavitt began assembling talented individuals committed to producing quality theatre and researching what would be needed for the new company to compete in such a large theatre community.

This is the essence of what Point of You is: the Artistic Director works to enrich the audience while the Executive Director creates the environment where artists can collaborate and build a collective body of work to be proud of.


Want to write for Point of You? Send your scripts to
scripts@pointofyou.org

http://www.pointofyou.org/index.htm

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http://www.breadandwatert...new_play_development.htm

We are a small non-profit organization dedicated to bringing new kinds of theatre to the Rochester area. As our world constantly evolves so does the plays we perform.

Through new works of drama, original adaptations of classic texts, and the rejuvenation of rare plays BWT aspires to be a major force in American theatre, providing audiences with challenging contemporary drama and innovative community outreach programs.

BWT is looking for new dramatic voices for possible future productions. Due to limited funding, shows that require elaborate sets, special effects cues, and costumes are difficult to consider for production. Please follow these other guidelines below.

1. S.A.S.E. if you would like your materials returned. (If your script is accepted/declined you will receive an e-mail message with "BWT: New Play Development" in the title.)
2. A current theatrical resume (preferred, but not required).
3. Send one script at a time. Do not send large bulk packages of plays. We've had previous experiences of writers sending up to 8 scripts at once and that is not something that we recommend.
4. Choose book or media rate to save yourself money on shipping.
5. No children's, 10 minute, or short one-act (less than 10 pages).

Send to:
BWT: Play Development
C/O 7 Bly St.
Rochester, NY 14602

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Theatre Neo is closing and manifesting into a new theatre called Neo Ensemble theatre. I am currently in charge of the reading play selection committe. Please send scipts to me at mikadoog@yahoo.com.

You can send snail mail to the noted address until I can get ahold of the moderater and update this site.

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Michael Erger

Theatre Neo is a dedicated core of professional actors, writers and directors who passionately reveal the beauty and powerful impact of live theatre in the Los Angeles community. Established in 1997, Neo produces stimulating new works along with classic American theatre. Through both our staged productions as well as community collaborations, Neo fulfills its members’ artistic goals and dreams, while audiences are entertained and given the opportunity to experience a wide range of life emotions.
Play Submissions

We at Theatre Neo are always looking for new plays of any length. We prefer new material or pieces that do not require royalties, but we do also consider published plays that have not been produced recently in the LA area. If the playwright wishes feedback from the Reading Committee, he or she should request this in writing at the time of submission; consideration sometimes takes several months. You may submit plays with one attachment (plays will considered with one actor “attached” to a specific role or with a director already part of the project). If the playwright is available, this attachment must meet with the writer’s approval. The play will then be read with the attached actor or director included as part of the consideration process.

Plays may be submitted for consideration by company members but we are looking for work from any source. We are currently considering short (10-minute) plays, longer one-acts (40 minutes – 1 hour), as well as full-length plays. Because we are an acting company, we tend to put an emphasis on productions that will utilize as many people as possible. Full length plays with larger casts, therefore, probably fit our needs better than a two or three character full-length.

Plays are initially read by our play reading committee. If the committee is interested in the material it will be given a formal staged reading by company members as part of our Play Reading Series. The company members who attend the readings then rate the work on a numeric scale to give an overall idea of the company’s interest. If a play is highly rated by the company, it will be considered for production.

Actors in the company are encouraged to find work they think is appropriate for the company and submit it themselves. An actor may be considered “attached” to a project, but ONLY if that is worked out in advance with the playwright before submitting the play.

Mailing address for play submissions:
Theatre Neo
PO Box 48553
Los Angeles, CA 90048

PLEASE NOTE:
(a) Write “For Consideration” on the envelope
(b) We do not consider full-length plays with casts smaller than 8 characters
(c) If you wish the play to be returned to you, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope
(d) If you wish feedback or confirmation of receipt, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard
(e) Feedback and response may take some time; we are an all-volunteer company
(f) If you know anyone in the company, submit it through that person instead; this may speed up the process

UPDATE
Theatre Neo is closing and manifesting into a new theatre called Neo Ensemble theatre. I am currently in charge of the reading play selection committe. Please send scipts to me at mikadoog@yahoo.com.

You can send snail mail to the noted address until I can get ahold of the moderater and update this site.

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Michael Erger

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Raconteur Theatre Company tells stories for the people, by the people, about the people.

Our mission is to produce consistently high quality plays that tell engaging and challenging stories that are relevant to people in all walks of life.

This mission is the source for the Raconteur name, which is defined as a "storyteller or a person noted for telling stories with skill and wit." We chose the name because we are seeking to revive storytelling as a crucial community experience. To that end, we will present lesser-known and new scripts in order to offer the Columbus, Ohio audience an increasingly diverse spectrum of plays. In order to create a stable company capable of presenting these stories, we are also committed to making responsible financial decisions every step of the way.

Please note that Raconteur Theatre Company does not provide any comments or suggestions about work that we neither intend to develop nor produce. Although we accept material year-round, we do not guarantee that every script will be read. We will not return any materials physically mailed to us unless they are accompanied with a SASE and adequate postage. If you have any questions or need additional information, please e-mail scripts@raconteurtheatre.com.
Include the following information to allow us to contact you if interested:
Full Name of Playwright
Complete Mailing Address
Email Address
The font should be easily readable and 10-14pt.in size.
Your script must contain page numbers.
Include a list of characters. Keep it brief but be sure to include any important
details such as gender, age and race if applicable.
Any script submitted must be the sole work of the playwright(s) and must not include any material you do not have permission to use.
All scripts must be in English.
Script Submission Suggestions
Raconteur is a small company with under 20 members. We typically perform scripts which allow us to be as minimal as possible or include only one or two locations. We read a lot of scripts to find the ones we feel fit us best. The following are a few suggestions to help you to have the best possible opportunity
We accept scripts of all lengths. We do not accept screenplays.
Providing a cover page including the title, playwright name, contact information, a little background on the playwright, cast size, genre, approximate run time, and a brief synopsis is helpful.
Electronic submissions are strongly preferred.
Including a production and publication history if applicable is strongly preferred.
Proofread to be certain there are no serious grammatical errors.
Consider audiences when choosing a title, think about how it will look on a poster or in a press release. It should compel audiences to come see the show.
Try not to include stage directions or costume design unless they are imperative to tell your story.
We suggest limiting your cast of characters to no more than 8 and your list of settings to no more than 2.
Special interest is given to writers from the Central Ohio area.
Thank you for your interest in Raconteur Theatre Company. We look forward to reading your work.

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Golden Thread Productions, SF, Middle Eastern writer/themes ongoing


GOLDEN THREAD PRODUCTIONS, San Francisco, snail-mailed only
Play Submissions
Interest Areas include:

All plays written by Middle Eastern writer
All plays about the Middle East written by anyone
Comedies of all sorts particularly political satire
Adaptations of classical texts and or historical figures
Exploration of Middle Eastern performance traditions
Experiments with non-realistic forms

Submission Guidelines:
Mail play, resume & cover letter to:
Golden Thread Productions
131 Tenth Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
USA
WE DO NOT ACCEPT E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS.
WE DO NOT RETURN PLAYS.
Include a self-adressed postcard, if you'd like to be notified that we have received your play. Do not include a self-stamped envelope.
We accept full-length plays on an ongoing basis.
Allow Six Months for a Response.
We would love to work with you on developing an idea, play or project. Write us a proposal that includes a description of the project, required resources (artists & money) and a proposed timeline.
Email
torange@goldenthread.org
Phone
415.626.4061
Fax
415.626.1138
Website: http://www.goldenthread.org/about.htm

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Rogue Machine, Los Angeles, ongoing, no fee

http://roguemachinetheatre.com/wordpress/

Rogue Machine is a collection of artists with a variety of viewpoints. Any work staged by us must find a champion within our midst. Any script received will be read by the Literary Department and recommended plays made available to our directors. If a director is attracted to a script we will hold an in-house reading to determine the play’s suitability for Rogue Machine’s current production needs.

Scripts will be held in a pool of available scripts for 6 to 8 months and, if not selected, the playwright will be notified and the script returned. We are grateful for the opportunity to consider fresh work for the stage but for a variety of reasons, we do not share our in-house notes directly with the playwright. Plays considered for production may have had previous productions, but not in Los Angeles.

Scripts may also be submitted for our new play reading series ROGUES GALLERY. Preference is given to Los Angeles playwrights. Plays in this group may have had previous readings or workshops but not previous productions. Again, the plays will be read and commented on and made available to our directors. Plays selected for the New Play Reading Series may be further developed and/or considered for production. At the close of the reading series, playwrights whose scripts were not selected will be notified. A play may be submitted a second time if significantly re-written but not a third time.

Scripts should be submitted in a single file beginning with a title page and the author’s contact information. Page two should include a cast list and brief synopsis followed by the play in standard format. We are primarily interested in the text itself but if you wish to include biographical material or reviews, place them at the end. One file, please. And make your work easy to find by including key words from the title in the file name.

We highly encourage electronic submission in .PDF format.
To submit a play for consideration, please email:
Henry.Murray@roguemachinetheatre.com

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Ex Libris Theatre Company, NY, ongoing, no fee

http://www.exlibristheatre.com/

SUBMIT
Play and chamber musical submissions are sought by Ex Libris Theatre Company for our fall 2010 developmental reading series.

Our newly formed company aims to present new, exciting works by emerging and recently-emerged writers. Wherever possible, we encourage submissions inspired or influenced by great works of the past (though this is by no means a requirement for selection).

Most essential are a distinctive voice, a desire to grapple with playwriting forms, and a willingness to work with our company as we seek to develop your work.

Selected plays will be presented in reading form (basic staging is occasionally possible). Our aim, through this initial series of readings, is to find exciting new works to develop further.

PLAY SUBMISSIONS:
If submitting a play, please send a full script to exlibristheatre@gmail.com in PDF or Word formats along with a brief cover letter regarding your goals for the piece. Feel free to include a brief synopsis, but this is not required.

MUSICAL SUBMISSIONS:
Submissions of small-cast musicals are also sought. Any musicals submitted must feature a cast size of six or fewer and be able to be presented in a chamber setting with minimal orchestrations. Two-, three-, and four-person musicals with a quirky, innovative edge (a la “The Last Five Years,” “Jon and Jen,” “[title of show]” and “tick, tick…BOOM!” are encouraged). We’re looking for the next big thing in small musicals.

If submitting a musical, please include a full script along with up to 4 songs in .mp3 format (the files may be zipped). Materials can be submitted to exlibristheatre@gmail.com.

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Buckham Alley Theatre Playwrights Forum Flint, MI, ongoing, no fee

We are still seeking submissions of original scripts.

Every year Buckham selects several original scripts to be performed at our theatre. One full length show (or several one act works) are featured prominently during our Annual Playwright's Forum. Ideally, these would be a works that have not been published (or can be premiered in our area) and works that the writer will workshop with us as the play is prepared for it's three week run at Buckham.

We are seeking directors for our next Playwright's Forum production. Please send a letter of interest to:

Dennis J. Sykes
Buckham Alley Theatre
Playwright’s Forum
P.O. Box 5156
Flint, MI 48505

Be sure to include contact information (including email address if possible).

If you would like to submit your script, mail a copy of the script also. Send self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your script returned after review. You can contact Dennis directly at 810-701-6968.

Buckham Alley Theatre Annual Playwright’s Forum, the origin.

In the early nineties Buckham board member Mr. Mark Friesen passed away. At a memorial held for him a collection was taken up and given to the remaining board to come up with a fit memorial in his honor. During the meeting to decide on a proper memorial, we remembered Mark was a playwright that always believed an aspiring playwright should have a venue in which he could showcase his work.

At the time there were not many venues available that lent themselves to producing new material in the Genesee County area, so the board decided it would take the money and establish a suitable memorial. The task was given to programming chairpersons Mrs. Suzanne Holms and Mr. Dennis J. Sykes and they presented the board with a project called the “Friesen Forum”.

The Friesen Forum would solicit annually for previously un-produced scripts of any kind and chose a winner from the selections. However, in the process of beginning the first annual Friesen Forum, Programming opted instead to call the project “Playwright’s Forum” to be held in memory of Mr. Mark Friesen.

Since that time there have been more than 20 productions with that esteemed title. Buckham has been proud to produce this project every year but one since it’s inaugural year (that exception being a collage of original shows commemorating the theatre’s 20th anniversary).

The Playwright’s Forum was in keeping with Buckham’s mission to provide “alternative programming to it’s patrons”, breathing life into works that might otherwise never be seen. So, therefore your support of this programming might give birth to a new classic in live theater.

Thank you for being a part of a rich and proud heritage.

About Buckham Theatre -
Flint's Original "Alternative" Theatre

Buckham Alley Theatre first opened its doors in 1983, as the Agree Reality Theatre. It was located on the third floor of the old Fisher Wallpaper & Paint building on the corner of Third and Harrison.

Birthed by psychologist Sadie Agree Schrieber, the troupe of players improvised in Psycho-Drama. In 1987, under the direction of Jonathan Round, who added great breadth, the company moved to its 512 Buckham Alley location - the old Beach & Stull Printing Warehouse and changed its name to Buckham Alley Theatre.

After extensive renovations, the theatre was opened to the public, with Chris Coddington bringing directing style. The theatre became a host facility for outside groups as well as a producer of its own shows. After some financial difficulties the theatre became (almost exclusively) a host facility and for a short time completely closed its doors.

Never to die an infant, the theatre did some reorganizing, acquired some funds, reopened its doors and pressed on. Remaining primarily a host facility, except for the Back Alley Players Comedy Improv Troupe (the old Psycho-Drama people), the theatre continued to survive by the skin of it's teeth until 1990 when we again started producing our own shows.

Continuing seasons have brought many outside productions and class offerings to Buckham as well as a variety of core (Buckham produced) shows. The Back Alley Players’ Improv Troupe continues to offer improv classes and performances sandwiched between more traditional theatrical offerings. Throughout the year Buckham offers children’s productions including the Annual Mano Breckenridge Memorial Youth Theatre Production, Bunny Tales, Tales From The Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Tales and others. We provide a venue for original theatrical plays in our Annual Playwright’s Forum (now in it’s 14th year) as well as non-traditional performance art, music and experimental theatre.

A major fundraising effort by our members and matching grant support from the Greater Flint Arts Council and the Ruth Mott Foundation in 2006 brought the theatre's finances back "into the black" and we began working with consultants to reorganize and look for a new location (the sale of our building was becoming inevitable as renovations and growth in the downtown area began encroaching upon us). In May of 2007, the sale of our building forced us close our space at 512 Buckham Alley before we were able to secure a suitable new home. We have temporarily moved into the Greater Flint Arts Council building at 812 S. Saginaw St. (just a block down the road). Our productions will be staged at various venues in the Flint area until we have found another permanent location.

For more information about Buckham Alley Theatre productions and classes, contact the theatre at 810-964-0791.

http://www.buckhamtheatre.com/

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Underground Railway Theater, Boston, ongoing, no fee

http://www.centralsquaretheater.org/history_urt.html

Underground Railway Theater is a theater-in-residence at Central Square Theater, formerly in residence at the Arlington Center for the Arts. The company also tours a diverse repertoire, both nationally and internationally. Our offerings include:
• Family shows and children's theater
• Larger-than-life shadow puppet spectaculars, performed to symphonic music
• Original cabarets and full-length plays inspired by contemporary social and political issues

Underground Railway Theater creates dynamic connections between high-quality professional theater and community. Combining actors, puppets and music, URT presents theater of social content and great visual beauty - theater that challenges and delights, informs and celebrates.

The company's sponsors include theaters, schools, universities, concert series, orchestras, churches, peace education groups, community groups and performance series. The Underground Railway Theater is proud to be the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Advancement Grant.

Underground Railway Theater is a member of Actors Equity Association and operates under an agreement between the League of Resident Theatres, Actors Equity Association and the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the USA.
A Brief History of the URT

The Theater was founded in 1976 in Oberlin, Ohio, one of the last stops in the midwestern branch of the Underground Railroad. The company took its name from this chapter in American history, carrying on in a spirit of hope and inter-cultural collaboration.

Past work includes performances with major orchestras throughout the country, residencies at the Smithsonian Institute, and appearances at Lincoln Center, Arena Stage and the Kennedy Center. The company has received citations for excellence from UNIMA (the international guild of puppetry) and has performed in France, Spain, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

The Nora Theatre Company and Underground Railway Theater currently accept script submissions from both playwrights and agents. We encourage you to learn more about the two companies’ missions and production histories to determine the best match for your work. Please submit full scripts with a cover letter, production/development history, clear cast breakdown, and playwright’s biography. Due to the volume of submissions we receive, please allow for at least a six month reading period, after which a member of the artistic staff will respond if there is further interest.

Central Square Theater
Attn: Script Submissions
450 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139

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The Visceral Company is a Los Angeles theatre company focusing on "the strange and macabre." We are currently soliciting scripts for our October 2010 production.

We are looking for plays of any length - we would prefer to produce another one-act series this time out, but are accepting full-length plays as well for future consideration. Anything that fits in the horror, sci-fi, or thriller genres in general is more than welcome. We're looking for dramas and comedies, or hybrids of the two, as long as they have a sufficiently dark tone (although we prefer creepy to funny). Minimal sets and costumes are essential. Blood, gore, and other special effects are encouraged, as long as they're practical and can be accomplished inexpensively.

We're accepting submissions until August 15 for October, and on an ongoing basis otherwise. Please email all scripts (pdf, doc, or fdr files) to:
dan@thevisceralcompany.com
Please include a synopsis, character breakdown, and all pertinent contact info.

You can see more about us at http://www.thevisceralcompany.com, and a review of our last production can be found here:
http://www.zimbio.com/The+Los+Angeles+Theater+Scene/articles/oxeCvYFlrzs/FOUR+SHADOWS+takes+over+Mainstage+LA

Thanks, and we're looking forward to seeing what you send us!

Dan Spurgeon
Artistic Director
The Visceral Company

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Timeline Theatre Co, Chi, inspired by history,/social-political ongoing


TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY
Our Mission
TimeLine Theatre Company presents stories inspired by history that connect with today's social and political issues.
Our collaborative artistic team produces provocative theatre that engages, educates, entertains and enlightens.

Play Submissions
TimeLine only produces plays which fulfill our company's mission. We only accept full-length plays. One-acts will not be considered.
Playwrights who would like their plays to be considered should submit the following:

statement describing how the play fits our company's mission
one-page synopsis of the play
10-page writing sample from the play
playwright's resume

Email submissions are preferred. Email to ben@timelinetheatre.com
If you must mail your submission, please send the above information to the address below. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like your materials returned.
No phone calls, please.

Ben Thiem
Literary Manager
TimeLine Theatre Company
615 W Wellington Ave.
Chicago, IL 60657

Website: http://www.timelinetheatre.com/index.htm

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ROUST THEATRE COMPANY, NY, NY

PLAYWRIGHTS
We accept new, previously unproduced plays from both literary agents and directly from playwrights as unsolicited manuscripts, with some limitations. 'Unproduced' means not previously seen on a stage in a professional capacity, it does not include being previously produced as a staged reading.

Please send an email to submit@RoustTC.com including a cover note, a brief synopsis and your best 10-page selection from the script (either in a Word document or PDF). If the material interests us, we will contact you with a request for the complete script. Please don't email a complete script in the hope that we might, by some crazy chance, print it and read it. We won't, primarily for two reasons: we just don't have the time and we try and care about the environment by saving paper. If we discover you've sent the complete script your submission will be deleted.

A word to the wise, we only like to receive plays that fit our mission. Keep in mind that Roust focuses on important social matters. This doesn't mean we only accept political plays or dark brow-furrowing dramas, though we happen to produce those as well. Straight plays, musicals, comedies, love-stories, experimental pieces; if it's a social 'hot-potato', we want to read it. We need you, and so does theatre!

Website: http://www.rousttc.com/about/about.shtml

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http://www.atwaterplayhouse.com/

Atwater Playhouse presents:
submissions of new works
Opportunity Info
Fresh off the success of our premiere season, (I Do and Invisible Bars),
The Atwater Playhouse and Method Acting School is accepting submissions of new
works for possible full productions in our upcoming season.

DETAILS

Please read the guidelines below, and if your work falls within those
guidelines, please send a synopsis of your piece, character breakdown, and page
count, and if we are interested we will contact you to request the entire
script.

Submission Guidelines - please follow carefully.
Atwater Playhouse is a 45 seat black-box theatre. We are seeking plays that
will fit comfortably in our space. Our playing area is 20' X 20', with no
proscenium, and no wings. No musicals, please.

Atwater Playhouse works in the Stanislavski Method. We seek contemporary
material, set in reality, with no excessive dialog and exposition. We are not
looking for avant-garde works that break the fourth wall and address the
audience directly. We are looking for well written works that illuminate the
human condition.

Atwater Playhouse casts first from its talented company, and seeks material
suitable for its company members, which has a large percentage of women
22-30. Atwater Playhouse works with minimal sets and production. Our main focus
is characterization and acting.

Atwater Playhouse is accepting full-length plays (under one and a half
hours running time) and one acts.

If your play fits within these guidelines, please reply to this notice with
the following for consideration:
Title of play
1 page Synopsis
Character breakdown (M/F, age, short description)
Page count
Info on previous productions (if any)
Your contact information

The Atwater Playhouse Company of actors is committed to giving writers of
original material an outlet for their work to be seen. If you wish to submit
an original play for consideration as a future production or directed
reading, please send all materials to:

Atwater Playhouse Submissions
3191 Casitas Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039

Sorry, materials cannot be returned.

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THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
PLEASE NOTE: OUR SCRIPT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES HAVE CHANGED.

Theater for The New City is committed to producing new work and recognizing new voices. If you would like your work to be considered,please send a ten page sample of the script, brief synopsis and letter of introduction to the theater:
THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY
155 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Attn: Michael Scott-Price, Literary Manager.
Please limit your submission to one script.
For inquiries about submissions, please contact our Literary Manager, Michael Scott-Price, at literary@theaterforthenewcity.net

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Blueberry Pond Theatre Ensemble, Westchester, NY, ongoing

Writers:
you are what we are all about: You are not required to have been published or produced. Actually, we are looking for new talent. We will not produce plays that have been produced elsewhere (other then the occasional one-night reading). So do not bring in trunk plays or previously produced plays. What we do look for is talent that reflects the Blueberry brand of edgy, provocative, thoughtful and original material. We are constrained by the physical and financial limitations of a 49-seat theater. So plays with more then six characters, sweeping panorama or complex set and technical requirements are unlikely to be produced at Blueberry. We do produce dramas, comedies and musicals. Our Artistic Director will explain in greater detail how we select plays for main stage, but basically once the Artistic Director recommends a play our independent Reading Committee evaluates and determines if it is eligible. Prior to this your play will run the gauntlet of criticism at labs and a public staged reading. The last step is the Blueberry Executive Committee subject to the writer executing an acceptable license and royalty agreement then schedules it. We do pay a royalty for one-time use and do not ask the writer to give up any future royalties or rights. Contracts are loosely based upon Dramatist Guild of America guidelines.

If you are interested in an artistic home base as part of an ensemble, please send your picture, resume, and writing sample/portfolio as appropriate via email to the Artistic Director at blueberryartisticdirector@earthlink.net or by U.S. Mail to

Artistic Director
Blueberry Pond Theatre Ensemble
PO Box 3023
Ossining, NY 10562

Include with your information a letter indicating your area of interest. Westchester residents are strongly encouraged to apply.
Blueberry is interested in persons of all backgrounds and ages. Blueberry welcomes people regardless of physical disability, creed (or absence there of), nationality, political perspective, race, gender, age and sexual orientation. But do come with some experience and background. We do not provide basic training workshops.

Website: http://www.blueberrypond.org/bpac_frameset.htm

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ACME THEATER PRODUCTIONS presents:

Seeking Submissions

Opportunity Info
Seeking full-length plays, musicals, and ten-minute plays.
DETAILS

For any full-length submissions, we are mainly looking for accessible comedies with a relatively small cast size (3-6 actors). Our space is fairly small, so plays with unit sets and/or suggested settings are ideal.

Send query w/synopsis and sample dialogue, E-mail OK.
Tom Berry, Producer
61 Summer St, ArtSpace Maynard
Maynard, MA 01754

tom.berry@comcast.net
http://www.acmetheater.com
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The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble accepts submissions of new works by Los Angeles area playwrights.

The Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble encourages playwrights to submit work that is fresh, exciting, and expands our horizons. Which is to say, we want to be moved- to tears, to laughter, to a fresh perspective… And we're not afraid of "new." As long as it's got a great story, we want to read it. We are particularly interested in plays with big casts. (Musicals are okay too)

Playwrights interested in working with the Ensemble should submit a cover letter, play synopsis, character breakdown, statement of play's development history, and the first 15-pages of their script to scriptyard@latensemble.com

Response time is approx. 2-3 months

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Frogs with Fangs, Columbus OH, short sketches

Frogs With Fangs, a new sketch comedy troupe in Columbus OH is seeking sketches to include in their monthly evening of comedy. Seeking 1 - 7 minute sketches, monologues, and songs, also interested in ongoing theme sketches that can be produced each month. Please email sketches to frogswithfangs@gmail.com

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The Chincoteague Island Theatre Company, a new community theatre organization based on Chincoteague Island, Virginia, is taking submissions of ten-minute plays for their Third Thursday Ten series. Plays should contain no more than 3 actors and should be about realistic situations that can be performed by amateur artists. Please submit plays with a brief description on page one, then the play on the following. Submissions are to be sent to chincoteagueislandtheatreco@gmail.com

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http://www.santamonicapla...ions_and_submissions.htm

Thank you for your interest concerning play submissions here at Santa Monica Playhouse. A few things to consider:

1. We accept submissions for full-length plays with 10 or fewer actors only (no one-acts, please).
2. We received hundreds of plays each year, so it will take six months to a year before your play will even be read.
3. We usually plan our performance schedule at least two years in advance
4. We do not accept musicals, family theatre or children's shows.
5. NO materials will be returned.

If this does not frighten you away, please send us your resume, a brief (no more than one page) summary or synopsis of the play, and no more than ten sample pages. If there is interest in reading the entire play, we will inform you within a year of your submission. If there is no interest, you will not hear from us. Do not send the full-length play. Do NOT send a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope.

Send your submissions to:

Santa Monica Playhouse
Attn: Cydne Moore, dramaturge
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401-1391

or email your submissions to:

theatre@SantaMonicaPlayhouse.com
and put "PLAY SUBMISSION" in the SUBJECT line.

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Thanks, Paddy.

Often your efforts go unnoticed. Well, not unnoticed, but unthanked.

Thank you again.

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F.A.C.T. (Friends Always Creating Theatre) Accepting 10 Minute Plays

FACT is looking for exciting NEW 10 Minute Plays for their 3rd Season of
WORDS & WINE, their End-of-the-Month Sunday Reading Series to be held at their new location; A.R.T./New York Studio, 520 8th Avenue - 3rd Floor, New York City beginning in August.

We especially encourage local NY/NJ Area playwrights as well as those
from the Northeast to submit. Each month we select 6 plays, at least 3 or
4 local writers; meaning, yes, we do produce plays by out-of-area playwrights too!

Any subject. Adult humor/language acceptable. No one preson plays. No
musicals. We do prefer 3 or more characters. Feel free to submit up to three
plays for the season. We produce Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov 2011 Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr 2012.

No Fee for submissions. No royalties. Selected writers are encouraged and invited to attend.

Send email submission only to Fact.Theatre@gmail.com In Subject line -
write Words & Wine.

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Madcap Players

Madcap Players are interested in reading plays of any length to consider for future productions.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

LENGTH OF PLAY: Any length.

SUBJECT MATTER: Completely Open. Both comedies and dramas will be considered. We do prefer plays that haven't been staged before. If you would like to submit a play that has been produced, please include a production history with your script.

SEND TO: E-mail entries (MS Word or PDF files preferred) to: scripts@madcapplayers.com
If you are unable to submit electronically, mail to Madcap Players 405 6th Street NE Washington, DC 20002

Include a self addressed stamped envelope if you would like the script(s) returned to you.

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Bread and Water Theatre Co., Rochester NY, ongoing

http://www.breadandwatert...new_play_development.htm

We are a small non-profit organization dedicated to bringing new kinds of theatre to the Rochester area. As our world constantly evolves so does the plays we perform.

Through new works of drama, original adaptations of classic texts, and the rejuvenation of rare plays BWT aspires to be a major force in American theatre, providing audiences with challenging contemporary drama and innovative community outreach programs.

BWT is looking for new dramatic voices for possible future productions. Due to limited funding, shows that require elaborate sets, special effects cues, and costumes are difficult to consider for production. Please follow these other guidelines below.

1. S.A.S.E. if you would like your materials returned. (If your script is accepted/declined you will receive an e-mail message with "BWT: New Play Development" in the title.)
2. A current theatrical resume (preferred, but not required).
3. Send one script at a time. Do not send large bulk packages of plays. We've had previous experiences of writers sending up to 8 scripts at once and that is not something that we recommend.
4. Choose book or media rate to save yourself money on shipping.
5. No children's, 10 minute, or short one-act (less than 10 pages).

Send to:
BWT: Play Development
C/O 7 Bly St.
Rochester, NY 14602

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inborough Theatre Co, London - ongoing

http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/finborough-literary-ensemble.php

Finborough Theatre Co

THE LITERARY DEPARTMENT

Literary Manager - *Van Badham*
Senior Reader - *Ola Ince*

Our email is literarydepartment@finboroughtheatre.co.uk


LITERARY DEPARTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

*LITERARY POLICY*
The Finborough Theatre is a fifty-seat Off-West End theatre in Central West
London. Working in the text-based tradition, the unique energy of the
Finborough Theatre is the paradox sustained by staging ambitious and epic
work within the confines of an intimate space.
We seek to develop new work that is:
Thematically expansive – In the words of our Artistic Director, the
Finborough Theatre is interested in “plays that matter on subjects that
matter, regardless of fashion”. We are interested in playwrights and plays
that present unique challenges to ideological assumptions about community,
nation and world.
Ideologically Brave – The Finborough Theatre has developed an enviable
reputation as an intellectual hot-house of ideas and confrontation. We are a
theatre that programmes politically engaged plays to challenge the vanities,
hypocrisies and oppressions of our times. We actively bring fresh voices
into social and political debates about the world into a 50-seat theatre in
Earl’s Court.
Artistically Ambitious – We actively seek playwrights who have moving and
unusual insights into the nature of our social world, and whose theatrical
voice and vision are unique. We welcome and encourage big, ambitious plays
with large casts.

The Finborough Theatre Literary Department receives scripts from both
unrepresented and represented writers. We programme productions in
accordance with the theatre’s artistic policy and additionally we maintain
an extensive, pro-writer development process consisting of one-to-one
dramaturgy and workshops. As a matter of policy, we do not believe in
“development” for the sake of it, and are always actively searching for
playwrights and plays that we can actually produce.

We are not interested in just finding the “flavour of the month”, but
building a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with a playwright
and working closely with them over a long period. For example, we have
produced plays by writer James Graham every year since 2005 and by Anders
Lustgarten every year since 2007.

*WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR*
We encourage script submissions on all subjects and themes, but we are
particularly interested in the following:

• Politically and socially engaged plays.
• Works for music theatre (please provide a CD and allow longer for us to
review it).
• Plays about the Kensington and Chelsea area, local history and
personalities.
• Plays in Celtic languages or on Celtic themes.
• Adaptations of obscure books written after 1850.
• New writing by writers of all ages.
• Plays that are artistically ambitious and thematically expansive.
• We welcome work with large casts.
• We welcome scripts from international writers, but can only accept plays
written in English, Scots or Gaidhlig.

*WHAT WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR*
There are plays on subjects or in styles that do not fit our artistic
policy. These are some of the subjects that are better serviced by other
producing theatres in London:

• We do not produce plays about urban, middle-class
“twenty/thirtysomethings” preoccupied with relationships or emotional
problems.
• We are not programming plays about paedophilia or paedophiles for the
foreseeable future.
• We unfortunately do not have an audience for children’s plays.
• We do not programme any work that has been produced in London in the last
25 years.
• We only programme plays written post-1800, and likewise we don’t often
programme historical or biographical plays set pre-1850. In particular, we
are not interested in biographical plays about Shakespeare, Christopher
Marlowe, Oscar Wilde, John Clare or Dr Johnson.
• We do not read film, TV or radio scripts.
• We do not programme adaptations or versions of texts written before 1850 -
i.e. Shakespeare, Homer, Buchner etc
Please note that may send a play if it is on one of these subjects if it all
you have and you would like us to see an example of your writing, but it is
helpful to make that clear in your cover letter.

We accept scripts by both post and email.

*NOTES FOR BOTH POSTAL AND EMAIL SUBMISSIONS*
- Please don’t send us your very first draft. Please give your script time
to settle, read it again, seek feedback from your peers and incorporate some
rewrites. The fourth draft is usually when a play is ready for us to
consider.
- It is very helpful, but not essential, to format your script in 11pt Arial
font, spaced at 1.5 lines, as this is useful when determining an approximate
“running length” for performance.
- In accordance with standard professional practice, all pages of the script
must be numbered, preferably in the top right hand corner, and it is
essential to include the play title, your name and your contact details in
small print on every page (this can be done with the “Insert > Footer”
option in Microsoft Word). For example:
“Hamlet by William Shakespeare. 07967 654382 william@stratford,com"
- A one-page synopsis of the plot.
- A one-page CV of your writing experience to date including any readings /
productions you may have had. This will not affect how your script is
considered. It is just helpful to know.
- A cover letter that includes all your contact details, and, specifically,
your email address.
- Please only submit *one* play at a time. Unless we *specifically *request
you to send further examples of your work, please wait at least 12 months
before submitting any more plays to us. Please be considerate of other
writers – we have limited resources and are anxious to see the work of as
many writers as possible

*POSTAL SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS*
- Please don’t send your only copy of a play or recording of your score.
Although every care is taken with your work, we cannot be held responsible
if it is lost.
- Please do not send your script via registered post or any method that
involves signing for a package.
- Please include a stamped addressed envelope for the return of your script.
If you do not include one, we will recycle your script.
- Please also ensure that you have affixed correct postage for your script.
- For submissions from overseas, please note that we do not accept
International Reply Coupons. Please submit your script by email.
- Please do not deliver your script by hand.

Please post to:
Van Badham
Literary Department
Finborough Theatre
118 Finborough Rd
LONDON
SW10 9ED

*EMAIL SCRIPT SUBMISSIONS*
We now accept scripts via email. Please follow all the guidelines as above.
For email submissions, it is helpful to format the script as a PDF before
sending – you can do this free online at such sites as
http://www.expresspdf.com/
Send to:
literarydepartment@finboroughtheatre.co.uk

*SUBMISSION TURNAROUND TIME*
We aim to return the script within 2 to 3 months if it is not suitable for
us. Please be patient. If the process takes longer than 3 months, it is
usually because we are seriously considering your script.

Please do not call or email us to check the progress of your script.
We prefer to reply to playwrights via e-mail as this system is both more
efficient and eco-friendly. *If you do not include an email address or a
SAE, we will not reply to you.*

*THE LITERARY PROCESS*
The department serves the artistic policy and programming of the Finborough
Theatre’s Artistic Director, Neil McPherson.

What will happen from this point:

• Your script will be read by the Senior Reader, who reads all plays, or the
Literary Manager (who listens to all CD’s and reads the librettos of all
music theatre works submitted). The script may be passed on to either the
Literary Assistant or one of the Finborough Theatre’s Resident Assistant
Directors for evaluation. As a matter of policy, we deliberately do not
retain a large team of unqualified “scriptreaders”.
• If your script does not fit our remit, it will be returned to you as soon
as possible. Unfortunately, we are not a publicly funded venue and do not
have the resources to give personalized feedback.
• We do encourage all writers to invite us to viewings and showcases of
their work. You may do so by emailing us at the link above.
• If your script is something that the Finborough Theatre may wish to stage
or develop, it will be passed to the Literary Manager who will then decide
if the script is suitable for passing on to the Artistic Director. The
Artistic Director will then make the final decision on whether the script is
suitable for production or further development.
• If a script is considered immediately ready for production, the Artistic
Director will contact the writer personally and arrange a meeting.
• If a script is considered more suitable for development, the Literary
Manager will contact the writer personally and arrange a meeting, initiating
discussion on redrafts and workshops.

*DEVELOPING NEW PLAYWRIGHTS*
The Finborough Theatre runs its writers’ development programme through
selecting plays for further dramaturgy. After an initial meeting, redrafts
are encouraged through a closed feedback process with the Literary Manager
and/or Artistic Director.

The Finborough Theatre runs writer-based dramaturgy. Our resources are
devoted to helping writers train their stagecraft and enhance their unique
theatrical voice. We are not interested in conforming writers into writing
for a house style. After a process of discussions and redrafts, we organize
a stage workshop for the text where an ensemble of development actors work
with the writer, Literary Manager and other members of the Finborough
Theatre’s artistic team to provide dramaturgical insight and space for
experimentation with the text.

As a matter of policy, we do not believe in “development for the sake of
it”. Our process of closed private workshops has been developed over the
last five years after consultation with many writers on the most genuinely
helpful way to develop and improve their work.

With the exception of our annual Vibrant – A Festival of Finborough
Playwrights season, we do not offer rehearsed or staged readings, or ask our
writers to write short plays or put a time-limit on their creative process.
Our focus is always on presenting full length plays.

We are a theatre that develops writers, as well as plays. In line with our
new literary policy, we offer our writers-in-development the opportunity to
participate within the activities of the theatre.

In addition, we foster artistic collaborations amongst writers and other
artistic professionals, as well as providing formal and informal activities
for the group of writers working out of the Finborough to meet and build
peer networks through get-togethers, masterclasses, skills exchanges and
other activities.

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Less Than Rent Theatre now accepting submissions!

Less Than Rent Theatre, a non-profit theatre company in NYC, is now accepting submissions for upcoming seasons and our reading series!

Less Than Rent produces new plays that embrace their theatricality and demonstrate a commitment to passionate, humorous, and immersive theatre for new audiences. We accept ongoing submissions of new plays or musicals of any length that have never been given a full production in New York. Please send Word or PDF document (and mp3 files, if applicable) to Becca Ballenger at:
becca@lessthanrent.org.

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Play submissions

Submit electronically one full-length play or two plays not to exceed 150 pages in length. You may submit synopses of other works with submitted scripts. Submissions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We will contact you in March if we are considering your play for the upcoming season.
Email submissions and inquiries to plays@singlecarrot.com

http://singlecarrot.com/

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Eastbound Theatre, CT seeks Monologues For "SideTracks" ongoing, no fee

Eastbound Theatre seeks original monologues for inclusion in its SideTracks program of staged readings.

The SideTracks program was created last year. Three performances of original plays were held at the Milford Library. The program generally features readings of both monologues and small cast one acts.

Guidelines

There is no deadline. This is an ongoing call.

Playwrights may submit more than one monologue.

Playwrights will be notified of any performances via email.

There is no submission fee.

There is no compensation for performance.

Playwrights will maintain all rights to their material.

Submissions must be unpublished, original monologues of 5-7 pages in length.

Email submissions to ZenRipple@yahoo.com. Attachments can be doc, rtf or pdf files.

Hard copy submissions can be sent to:

Eastbound Theatre: SideTracks

Milford Fine Arts Council

40 Railroad Avenue South

Milford, CT 06460

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Paines Plough, UK

Paines Plough is an award-winning, nationally and internationally renowned touring theatre company, specialising exclusively in commissioning and producing new plays and helping playwrights develop their craft.

As the UK’s national theatre of new plays with the playwright always at the heart of everything we do, Paines Plough widely tours world premiere productions and offers bespoke development support to playwrights.
http://www.painesplough.com

Paines Plough was founded in 1974. It was named after the beer its founders were drinking (Paines bitter) and the pub in which they were drinking it (The Plough) at the moment the company was conceived.

Over the past 37 years, Paines Plough has established itself as a leading new writing company producing work by a wide range of playwrights across the UK and abroad. Collaboration with other theatre organisations is a vital feature of the company’s work.

Founder John Adams handed the Artistic Directorship to John Chapman in 1982. Pip Broughton succeeded in 1985, followed by Anna Furse (1990), Penny Ciniewicz (1994), Vicky Featherstone (1997) and Roxana Silbert (2005).

The current Artistic Directors James Grieve and George Perrin took up post on 1 February 2010

Playwrights – send us your play
We read every play we're sent and consider if for production. If you think we'll like your play, email it to scripts@painesplough.com and we’ll give you a call to let you know it's arrived safely. Then within four weeks we'll call you back to tell you whether we want to produce it or not. Please note that when George and James are in production it can take upto eight weeks to get back to you. We can only accept scripts by email so please don't send us hard copies - we're trying to save trees. Please include your contact phone number when you send your play, as well as a completed Equal Opportunities form, which can be downloaded from the 'Links and Downloads' column on the right. For further information, please also download our Unsolicited Scripts FAQs document.

Unsolicited Scripts FAQs

• Can I send you my script?

Yes, please do. Paines Plough accepts submissions of unproduced play scripts to be considered for production by the company. If you have written an original play for the stage that is yet to be produced, we will read it and let you know whether we wish to consider it for production.

• Are there any types of scripts you don’t read?

We only read plays we are able to consider for production. We are therefore unable to accept: plays that have already been produced; television, radio or film scripts; translations or adaptations; musical books and scores.

• How long should the play be?

We read plays of all lengths.

• How do I submit my script?

Please send us your play as an email attachment to scripts@painesplough.com along with an equal opportunities form which can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.painesplough.com/about-us/get-involved.

• Can I send it by post?

No, please don’t. We’re trying to save trees so we only accept scripts sent electronically by email. If you send us your script by post we’ll ask you to resubmit it electronically.

• What contact details should I include?

Please include your email address and phone number so we can contact you via telephone or email to let you know that we’ve received your play, and again once we’ve read it. Please also include your postcode, just so we can monitor the geographic spread of script submissions – we’re geeky like that.

• Do I need to send an equal opportunities form?

Yes please. We ask everyone submitting a script to also submit an equal opportunities form. This form will be kept separate to your play and will not be seen by the person reading your play. If you’re having trouble downloading the form from our website please email Hanna at office@painesplough.com and she’ll send you one over.

• How many plays can I submit at a time?

Please only submit one play at a time. Because of the large number of scripts submitted to Paines Plough, we are only able to read one submission per writer. If we like it, we’ll ask to read more.

• Who will read my script?

Your play will be read by one or more members of our core team: James Grieve & George Perrin (Co-Artistic Directors), Mike Bartlett (Associate Playwright), Tara Wilkinson (Producer), Sophie Larsmon (Trainee Producer) and Jack Lowe (Trainee Director). We don’t use external readers – every play is read in-house.

• How should my play be formatted?

However you like, just please include page numbers. Because we read plays on e-Readers (to save trees) it’s really helpful if the Title and Author fields are correct in the document’s properties. To check this, go to File > Properties > Summary (in MS Word) or File > Properties > Description (in Adobe Acrobat).

• What happens when you’ve read my play?

Once a member of our core team has read your play, we’ll give you a call to let you know whether we wish to consider it for production. We aim to do this within four weeks of you sending it to us. Please be aware that because we receive lots of plays every week, only a tiny percentage are considered for production.

• When will I hear back?

Once we’ve received your play, we’ll give you a call within a week to let you know it’s arrived. One of the core team will then read your play and get back to you within four weeks.

• Do you offer feedback?

No, sorry. We receive a huge number of plays and we don’t believe it is the best use of our resources to offer feedback on plays we’re not considering for production.

• My play has already been produced, can I still send it to you?

We exclusively produce new plays, so if your play has already had a production we won’t consider it, sorry.

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Tinderbox Script Submissions guidelines (Belfast Ireland)
http://www.tinderbox.org.uk/about-us/

Tinderbox Theatre Company is based in Belfast. Formed in 1988, it is one of Northern Ireland’s longest established and most respected independent theatre companies. Tinderbox is dedicated to new writing for the theatre, the playwrights who create it, and the artistic environment in which its work takes place.
Tinderbox produces two to three productions per year, carries out a range of initiatives to develop new writing for the theatre, and runs a year-round Outreach Programme in schools and communities across Northern Ireland.

The company performs in various venues in Belfast, and tours its productions across Ireland. Tinderbox has performed sell-out seasons in London and Edinburgh and recently performed at the Kennedy Centre in Washington DC. The company aims to develop a wider audience for new writing in the theatre, and has devised a number of initiatives in this area. See our Productions page.

The company employs a full time Dramaturg, the only post of its kind in Northern Ireland. The Dramaturg leads activities aimed specifically at the development of high quality new theatre writing, from responding to the scripts received by Tinderbox to supporting the work of professional playwrights under commission. See our Dramaturgy page.

Tinderbox has developed a highly acclaimed Outreach Programme, which offers workshops, training, participative projects, and tailor made resource packs to schools, community groups and individuals across the north of Ireland. The company also offers training and support for those interested in leading drama based workshops, in a variety of settings. See our Outreach page.

Tinderbox works alongside other companies to create a vibrant theatre culture that attracts and develops new talent and new audiences. The company is strongly committed to its local theatre community, prioritising employment opportunities for locally based actors, writers, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians, administrators and other theatre practitioners. Tinderbox is an Independent Theatre Council/British Actors Equity Approved Management and has charitable status.

Submitting a Play to Tinderbox

Tinderbox is always delighted to receive uncommissioned scripts submitted according to the guidelines below. The company has a script panel that will read and feed back on all plays. Tinderbox tries to give appropriate feedback to playwrights whatever experience they may have of writing for the stage.

If you wish to submit a play to Tinderbox, please bear in mind the following:

Please make sure you understand the company’s remit and artistic vision and output so that you send us appropriate material which we can genuinely consider.

Please submit the play in hardcopy

Tinderbox does not read plays submitted by e-mail unless there are exceptional circumstances

Plays do not need to be bound

Make sure the pages are numbered

Please enclose a covering letter with a paragraph about yourself and a paragraph about the idea behind the play (that is not the same as a synopsis!). Only send it in when the script is ready and tidy. i.e. minimise typos, spell check, make sure it is clear what are stage directions and what is dialogue. It is easier to read if there is white space in-between each character’s lines.

Please include a cast list and any potential doubling
Full name and contact details should be provided on the covering letter

Please note that Tinderbox is not able to consider the following for productions:

Plays which have had a professional production elsewhere
Novels and poetry
Radio, television and film scripts
Synopsis only submissions
Adaptations and translations

Tinderbox will acknowledge receipt of a submitted script, which will then be sent to a member of the script panel. This panel consists of theatre practitioners with extensive experience in directing, writing or acting. The reader will write a detailed script report with constructive notes which the playwright will be offered. Please note, it may take up to three months from submission before a script report is ready. Each play is given approximately 4 hours dedicated time from Tinderbox.

The reader will recommend to the Literary Manager what kind of follow up should be pursued or will ask for a second read to be done by another member of the panel.

We will use our discretion with plays that at a first glance are unsuitable for us due to length, large cast, space or technical requirements that we can not access. In these cases we will only read the first 30 pages and we will not be able to provide full feedback.

Work in progress

Tinderbox can read works in progress if it is clearly stated in the covering letter. In this case the material will not be considered for production but the script panel reader will focus on giving dramaturgical feed back on the ideas and work so far with emphasis on suggestions for how to move the work forward.

Expectations

Finishing a play is a major achievement and something of which to be very proud. However the journey to a potential production is only beginning when a play is submitted to a theatre.

Tinderbox is a small touring company producing 2-3 productions a year, with approximately 70 scripts being submitted every year. In addition the company has several writers on commission at any one time.

Although it is very rare for a play that has come through the script panel to go directly into production, this should not deter you from writing to Tinderbox. In addition to productions the company provides support to writers in many different ways. If the company knows about you and your work, you can be kept in mind for future activities, pointed in appropriate alternative directions and alerted to other companies and opportunities. The most beneficial thing the company can offer in the short term will be the constructive feedback written by the script panel. Long-term it is important to build relationships with theatres and allow them to develop over a long period of time.

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Everyman and Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool, UK

http://www.everymanplayho...me/AboutUs/Everyman.aspx

The first port-of-call is always the script. No writer is considered and no relationship forged without your work being your introduction to the theatres. We currently receive over 600 scripts per year. All scripts are read by a panel of freelance readers, and responded to with constructive criticism. Many of the writers associated with our Playwright Support programme are identified through this system.

When Submitting A Script
Please ensure that your script is type-written on A4 paper.
Please ensure it is printed in a clear font and that the pages are numbered.
Please include at the front a title page and a list of characters.
Please enclose a short covering letter telling us about your writing experience to date.
Please include a stamped addressed envelope, manuscript size, if you wish to have your play returned to you. If you are writing from outside the UK please enclose International Postal Coupons to the amount of the weight of the script. All plays without the full amount of postage will be recycled.
Please do not e-mail or fax scripts, as they will not be accepted.
We read all plays which are sent to us but we encourage writers to carefully consider whether they are showing their play to the right theatre at the right stage of the play’s development. First impressions last and due to the sheer number of scripts we receive only the best will be re-read through subsequent drafts. Prior to submitting your first script we advise you to join a writers' group outside these theatres which may read the play aloud and offer constructive criticism.

It is always hard to pinpoint what we look for in a script - like all art it ultimately comes down to 'taste'. However we know we are looking for writers who have a story that they passionately want to tell that can only be told through the unique power of theatre. We are looking for writers who are passionately dedicated to staking their claim as a writer in this city and who show a rigorous attention to detail in their work. We want to work with writers who are willing to continually challenge their craft and push themselves to develop a strong voice. We are looking for original voices.

"The living playwright is the heartbeat of contemporary theatre and their role and the responsibility they have to their work is paramount." Suzanne Bell

Once your script is received by the Literary Department, you will receive confirmation estimating the time it will take to process the script. This is normally 2 to 3 months. Due to the sheer number of script submissions, and the rigorous process we give to each script, we ask that you do not chase up the script within that time.

The script is read and discussed within the Literary Department. At this stage, you will receive a letter with feedback. You may be asked to come in and meet with the Literary Manager and / or Artistic Director. A script might be passed on to other members of the yheatres for further discussion. We stress that this is only the beginning of a long relationship. We can only enter into correspondence with writers whose scripts we are developing.

Please submit scripts to:

Suzanne Bell
Literary Manager
Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse
13 Hope Street
Liverpool L1 9BH

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The Compound, a theatre collective in southwestern Louisiana, is seeking new plays for their 2012 new
play development program.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: We’re looking for previously unproduced, full-length shows for 10 actors
or less. (Shows with a history or readings or workshops are welcome.)

WHAT KIND OF PLAY EXCITES US?: Strong stories, bold characters, plays with as much on their heart
as on their mind, plays that play with language in inventive ways, plays that explore communities and
experiences not normally represented in the theatre.

WHAT WE’RE DOING WITH THE PLAYS WE FIND: We will begin exploring new works that interest us in
a series of readings starting in 2012. From those readings, we’ll further the developmental process with
writers and plays we connect with. We are more interested in finding writers we can work with over many
projects, not just a single reading of a single play.

WHAT WE’D LIKE TO SEE: We’d like a cover letter telling us a little about you, a one-page synopsis, and
a 10-page writing sample from the play. Send your submission ATTN: Cody Daigle at
thecompoundtheatre@gmail.com

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THREE ROSES PLAYERS CALL FOR ONE ACT SUBMISSIONS
FOR
THE WRITER SPEAKS

Hello Wonderful Playwrights!
I hope this finds you well and writing.

I am always looking for great plays and this message is just to remind you that:
I admire what you do and I work very hard to support your work and your visions.

Please take a moment to look through your cache` or perhaps this call for submissions will inspire a new play.

I just hope it inspires, motivates and activates.

THREE ROSES PLAYERS
Where the ARTS come ALIVE
THE WRITER SPEAKS '12

ONE ACT PLAYS
20 pages or LESS
3 CHARACTERS OR MORE
NO more than 2 SCENE BREAKS/ Vignettes
Light props, sets, costumes
Has not been produced in Southern California in the last 12 months
No concurrent productions in Southern California
Local CA Playwrights must attend at least ONE performance (you receive a comp)

DEADLINES are the 10th day of the month prior to the theme month.
Selected plays will be notified by mid month prior to the theme months.

PLEASE SPECIFY THEMES IN YOUR COVER LETTER, THANK YOU.

The audience scores the plays and the top highest scoring plays move into THE WRITER SPEAKS WINNER'S CIRCLE. The prize is the playwright's winning play receives another run and they submit at least two choices for a companion piece.

In addition, I have now started a film production company. Which means that I am taking your work GLOBAL. The highest scoring one act plays, that fit our criteria, will be reformatted into a screenplay and filmed for festival submissions, etc.

The opportunities abound at Three Roses Players

APRIL 2012
WHO'S THE FOOL?
Trickery, deception, mistaken identity all with a comic flair

JUNE 2012
DEAR MOM & DAD
Celebrate Mom
Celebrate Dad

JULY 2012
CELEBRATE THE USA
We do live in a great country filled with amazing people! Let's hear
something positive about AMERICA

AUGUST 2012
Non-theme month, submit any subject.

SEPTEMBER 2012
Non-theme month, submit any subject.

OCTOBER 2012
GOBLINS, GHOSTS and GHOULS OH MY
Send me your spookiest and scariest

NOVEMBER 2012
CELEBRATE THOSE THAT MAKE THE GREAT SACRIFICE FOR OUR SAFETY AND OUR FREEDOM.
Positive, uplifting, enlightening stories about these heroes open our eyes to what that sacrifice really means to their families and friends.

DECEMBER 2012
HOLIDAY BLISS... OR IS IT
Tales about that obligatory time of year, from shopping malls to airports to that holiday family dinner, how do you survive it

PLEASE SUBMIT IN WORD or PDF FORMAT ONLY TO:

3rosesp@gmail.com

I look forward to reading your work,
Maggie

Maggie Grant
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Three Roses Players
Where the ARTS come ALIVE!
http://www.3rosesp.com

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UK writers only.

Paines Plough is an award-winning, nationally and internationally renowned touring theatre company, specialising exclusively in commissioning and producing new plays and helping playwrights develop their craft.

As the UK’s national theatre of new plays with the playwright always at the heart of everything we do, Paines Plough widely tours world premiere productions and offers bespoke development support to playwrights.

http://www.painesplough.com


Paines Plough was founded in 1974. It was named after the beer its founders were drinking (Paines bitter) and the pub in which they were drinking it (The Plough) at the moment the company was conceived.



Over the past 37 years, Paines Plough has established itself as a leading new writing company producing work by a wide range of playwrights across the UK and abroad. Collaboration with other theatre organisations is a vital feature of the company’s work.


Founder John Adams handed the Artistic Directorship to John Chapman in 1982. Pip Broughton succeeded in 1985, followed by Anna Furse (1990), Penny Ciniewicz (1994), Vicky Featherstone (1997) and Roxana Silbert (2005).


The current Artistic Directors James Grieve and George Perrin took up post on 1 February 2010

Playwrights – send us your play
We read every play we're sent and consider if for production. If you think we'll like your play, email it to scripts@painesplough.com and we’ll give you a call to let you know it's arrived safely. Then within four weeks we'll call you back to tell you whether we want to produce it or not. Please note that when George and James are in production it can take upto eight weeks to get back to you. We can only accept scripts by email so please don't send us hard copies - we're trying to save trees. Please include your contact phone number when you send your play, as well as a completed Equal Opportunities form, which can be downloaded from the 'Links and Downloads' column on the right. For further information, please also download our Unsolicited Scripts FAQs document.

Unsolicited Scripts FAQs

• Can I send you my script?

Yes, please do. Paines Plough accepts submissions of unproduced play scripts to be considered for production by the company. If you have written an original play for the stage that is yet to be produced, we will read it and let you know whether we wish to consider it for production.

• Are there any types of scripts you don’t read?

We only read plays we are able to consider for production. We are therefore unable to accept: plays that have already been produced; television, radio or film scripts; translations or adaptations; musical books and scores.

• How long should the play be?

We read plays of all lengths.

• How do I submit my script?

Please send us your play as an email attachment to scripts@painesplough.com along with an equal opportunities form which can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.painesplough.com/about-us/get-involved.

• Can I send it by post?

No, please don’t. We’re trying to save trees so we only accept scripts sent electronically by email. If you send us your script by post we’ll ask you to resubmit it electronically.

• What contact details should I include?

Please include your email address and phone number so we can contact you via telephone or email to let you know that we’ve received your play, and again once we’ve read it. Please also include your postcode, just so we can monitor the geographic spread of script submissions – we’re geeky like that.

• Do I need to send an equal opportunities form?

Yes please. We ask everyone submitting a script to also submit an equal opportunities form. This form will be kept separate to your play and will not be seen by the person reading your play. If you’re having trouble downloading the form from our website please email Hanna at office@painesplough.com and she’ll send you one over.

• How many plays can I submit at a time?

Please only submit one play at a time. Because of the large number of scripts submitted to Paines Plough, we are only able to read one submission per writer. If we like it, we’ll ask to read more.

• Who will read my script?

Your play will be read by one or more members of our core team: James Grieve & George Perrin (Co-Artistic Directors), Mike Bartlett (Associate Playwright), Tara Wilkinson (Producer), Sophie Larsmon (Trainee Producer) and Jack Lowe (Trainee Director). We don’t use external readers – every play is read in-house.

• How should my play be formatted?

However you like, just please include page numbers. Because we read plays on e-Readers (to save trees) it’s really helpful if the Title and Author fields are correct in the document’s properties. To check this, go to File > Properties > Summary (in MS Word) or File > Properties > Description (in Adobe Acrobat).

• What happens when you’ve read my play?

Once a member of our core team has read your play, we’ll give you a call to let you know whether we wish to consider it for production. We aim to do this within four weeks of you sending it to us. Please be aware that because we receive lots of plays every week, only a tiny percentage are considered for production.

• When will I hear back?

Once we’ve received your play, we’ll give you a call within a week to let you know it’s arrived. One of the core team will then read your play and get back to you within four weeks.

• Do you offer feedback?

No, sorry. We receive a huge number of plays and we don’t believe it is the best use of our resources to offer feedback on plays we’re not considering for production.

• My play has already been produced, can I still send it to you?

We exclusively produce new plays, so if your play has already had a production we won’t consider it, sorry.

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Bread and Water Theatre Co., Rochester NY, ongoing

http://www.breadandwatert...d/newplaydevelopment.htm

BWT is always looking for new dramatic voices for possible future productions. Due to limited funding, shows that require elaborate sets, special effect cues, and costumes are difficult to consider for production. Please follow these other guidelines below.

General Rules

Playwrights must first send a letter of introduction with details of a play they would like to submit for consideration prior to sending a full length script.

1. Do not send a S.A.S.E. All scripts that are declined will be recycled.
2. A current theatrical resume (preferred, but not required).
3. If your letter of introduction is met with approval send only that script to be considered.
4. Do not send large bulk packages of plays. Some playwrights have sent up to eight scripts at once and that is not something that we recommend.
5. Choose book or media rate to save on shipping costs.
6. No children's, 10 minute or short one-act plays.

BWT: New Play Development
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THREE ROSES PLAYERS, Los Angeles, themed one acts 20 pages or less - ongoing.

Three Roses 2012
web site

Three Roses Players is very supportive of NEW WORKS and hard working playwrights!

We produce at least 6 new one act plays per month.

The Writer Speaks where the plays see our stage for the first time in a four performance run.

The audience scores the plays and the top two move into The Writer SpeaksWinner's Circle, where the winning playwrights send us another 2 one acts and we choose 1 from the 2 selections.

THEN these four plays enjoy another four week fully produced run!

ONE ACT PLAYS
20 pages or LESS
3 CHARACTERS OR MORE
NO more than 2 SCENE BREAKS/ Vignettes
Light props, sets, costumes
Has not been produced in Southern California in the last 12 months
No concurrent productions in Southern California
Local CA Playwrights must attend at least ONE performance (you receive a comp)

DEADLINES are the 10th day of the month prior to the theme month.
Selected plays will be notified by mid month prior to the theme months.

PLEASE SPECIFY THEMES IN YOUR COVER LETTER, THANK YOU!

JULY 2012
CELEBRATE THE USA!
We do live in a great country filled with amazing people! Let's hear
something positive about AMERICA!

AUGUST 2012
Non-theme month, submit any subject.

SEPTEMBER 2012
Non-theme month, submit any subject.

OCTOBER 2012
GOBLINS, GHOSTS and GHOULS OH MY!!
Send me your spookiest and scariest!

NOVEMBER 2012
CELEBRATE THOSE THAT MAKE THE GREAT SACRIFICE FOR OUR SAFETY AND OUR FREEDOM.
Positive, uplifting, enlightening stories about these heroes open our eyes to what that sacrifice really means to their families and friends.

DECEMBER 2012
HOLIDAY BLISS OR IS IT?
Tales about that obligatory time of year, from shopping malls to airports to that holiday family dinner, how do you survive it?

PLEASE SUBMIT IN WORD or PDF FORMAT TO:

3rosesp@gmail.com

I look forward to reading your work!
Maggie Grant
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
http://www.3rosesp.com

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Actor Art Theatre submission guidelines


Please do not submit a full script. Please submit a query letter and synopsis of the play to
Actors Art Theatre
6128 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048,

or by email to script@actorsart.com.

Send email only as text within the body of your message. Do not send attachments of any kind. If we want to read the full script, we will request it.

We do read all material, and that entails a substantial response time, generally 3 - 8 months . Every script considered for production will be publicly read as part of our PlayPen Series.

We produce a variety of styles but we do not do musicals due to space limitations. Drama, comedies, farce, political - all are fine to submit. Keep in mind our production restrictions: our playing area is 16' x 12'; no wing or fly space; cast size should not exceed 10 (without doubling).

We operate under the 99 Seat Plan of Actors Equity Association, which provides for token payment of actors and stage managers. Writers are paid a percentage of the box office. Performers are not paid for student workshops or showcases.

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Little Festival of the Unexpected
http://www.portlandstage.org/Page.46.Little+Festival

Submissions for the upcoming Little Festival of the Unexpected are accepted year-round on a rolling basis (we are currently reading for the 2013 festival). All submissions received after January 1 will be considered for the following year's Festival. Only scripts and samples of full-length plays are considered for the Festival.
Literary agents may submit complete scripts on behalf of their clients at any time.
Playwrights who do not have agents may submit 10-page dialogue samples for consideration. Dialogue samples must be accompanied by a synopsis, production history and character breakdown.
Plays are eligible for development at the Little Festival of the Unexpected only if they have not previously been professionally produced or workshopped with Equity actors. This restriction includes Actors Equity showcase and waiver productions. Plays that have had readings or non-AEA productions are still eligible.
Only one submission is accepted per playwright in a given year.
Submissions of 10-page samples (from playwrights) must be sent by U.S. Mail only - no e-mails, faxes, etc.

Submit by mail to:
Portland Stage Company
Attn: Literary Manager
P.O. Box 1458
Portland, ME 04104

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Brain Trust Theatricals is looking for bold, new character-driven plays
http://braintrusttheatricals.wordpress.com/

Brain Trust Theatricals is looking for bold, new character-driven plays to make up its inaugural season.

To be considered, please send a play synopsis, full character list, and a ten-page script sample. Plays still in development are welcomed. Please note that while we are not producing children’s theater, each play in our season will have an educational outreach component. For this reason, plays with extreme sexual content will not be considered.

Script submissions can be sent to

Elizabeth Schwartz at BrainTrustTheatricals@gmail.com

or snailmail to:

330 W 45th Street
Lobby H
New York, NY 10036

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Potluck Productions script submissions guidelines
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Script Submissions

Potluck Productions is always looking for original scripts from women playwrights for inclusion in upcoming festivals. If you are interested in submitting a script for consideration, the following information will explain what we are looking for and how to make a submission.
How to Enter

· Please mail two (2) paper copies of your script, a show synopsis, resume, and cover letter to the address noted below. At this time, only snail mail submissions will be accepted. Electronic submissions are not allowed.

· Send submissions to:
Potluck Productions
7338 Belleview
Kansas City, MO 64114

· Enclose two (2) SASE envelopes or postcards. One will be used to acknowledge receipt of your submission and the other to tell you the result of the judging.

· Scripts will not be returned. If you would like your play returned, please include a SASE envelope large enough to contain the submission. Be sure there is adequate postage.

· Special attention is given to emerging Kansas City area writers.

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ShortLived 3.0, a playwriting competition featuring local playwrights and theater groups scored by audiences, runs every Friday and Saturday night at 8PM at The Lab, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd. (at Vine), Los Angeles.

Any Los Angeles area playwright may submit any style of short play - sketch comedy, dramatic, or something in between are all welcome - so long as it has not been fully produced anywhere else, and it does not run longer than 12 minutes.

The script will be directed and performed by PianoFight company members.

ShortLived consists of six 2 week rounds and a finals weekend. The top 4 plays will remain in the competition for subsequent rounds, unless they score 5th place or below. The bottom 4 plays will be dropped from the competition. If the piece wins the round, it will automatically clinch a spot in the Championship Weekend where the playwright will have a chance to compete for a 1 month original full length run in both LA and SF.

Submissions can be sent to ShortLivedLA@gmail.com. Please put "Playwright Submission" in the subject line.

NOTE: Submissions should not be prop heavy or require too much tech/sets - also, submitting playwrights must be from the Southern California. There is no deadline to submit and playwrights may submit as often as they would like.

Sincerely,

Nina Harada & Jeremy Mascia

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Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest
Shubert Fendrich, the founder of PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, passed away in December of 1989. In tribute to him, the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest is held annually to encourage the development of quality theatrical material for educational and community theatres.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.

This is an ongoing contest, with one winner selected for each calendar year. The winner from the previous calendar year will be announced each year on June 1.

All plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

Entries should be sent to:

PLAYWRITING CONTEST
Pioneer Drama Service
P.O. Box 4267
Englewood, CO 80155-4267

http://www.pioneerdrama.com/stuff/contest.html

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Paddy wrote: Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest
Shubert Fendrich, the founder of PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, passed away in December of 1989. In tribute to him, the Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest is held annually to encourage the development of quality theatrical material for educational and community theatres.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Individuals currently published by Pioneer Drama Service are not eligible for this contest. Pioneer Drama Service employees and their families are also excluded.

This is an ongoing contest, with one winner selected for each calendar year. The winner from the previous calendar year will be announced each year on June 1.

All plays accepted for publication will be considered contest finalists. The contest winner will receive a $1,000 royalty advance in addition to publication.

Entries should be sent to:

PLAYWRITING CONTEST
Pioneer Drama Service
P.O. Box 4267
Englewood, CO 80155-4267

http://www.pioneerdrama.com/stuff/contest.html
What a phenomenal opportunity you have put on the boards. Thank you for taking the time to let the rest of us fledglings and others who have managed to get published in on this contest.
Break a leg,
Eva

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The Bard's Town Theatre is seeking submissions for both it's Ten-Tucky Ten-Minute Play Festival and it's 2012 Mainstage season. While we embrace comedies and dramatic pieces, we look in either case for plays that focus on engaging characters, honesty, and a love of words. Our space is intimate, and thus we seek plays that would translate well in such an intimate space.
2013 Mainstage Submissions

All genres accepted. Full length plays only for the mainstage. 10-minutes plays can be submitted for the Ten-Tucky Festival.
We consider plays year-round; we typically decide on the following season by June of the current season. Therefore, it is most advantageous to submit full-length pieces between January and May for consideration for the following season.
Please include a short bio/resume and brief synopsis and production history (if any) with your submission.
Cast sizes should be limited to 7 or fewer.
Minimal production requirements favored.
The Bard’s Town Theatre prefers electronic submissions, PDF or DOC.
Electronic submissions should be sent to Doug Schutte, doug@thebardstown.com.
If you would prefer to mail your script, please send to Doug Schutte, The Bard’s Town Theatre, 1801 Bardstown Rd, Louisville, KY 40205. SCRIPTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
Questions should be directed to Doug Schutte, doug@thebardstown.com.

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Harlequin Productons, NY State

Harlequin is dedicated to producing new, unpublished works and has a strong track record in this endeavor. We do fully staged productions not staged readings or script-in-hand. At this point there are no monies available for playwright-in-residence type programs, yet a fair royalty payment is offered to the playwright. The playwright will own all rights to their work. A three-camera live recording is made of each production. This recording is NOT broadcast or sold but is strictly for an archival, instructional experience. A copy of this recording is available to the playwright free of charge.

DETAILS

Harlequin does NOT produce Musicals, small cast, geriatric or children's theatre. Nor do we usually produce "High School angst" plays. All male casts, verse dramas and safe "community theatre" type shows also are not considered

We prefer: cast size of 7- 14, characters in their late teens to 30's, "edgy" works. Looking for themes and characters that college-aged students can relate too.

Scripts may be submitted either electronically or hard copy (although I will admit a preference to hard copy). Solicitations may be made electronically with a synopsis before the expense of a hard copy is incurred.

I will admit that I am miserable about replying to the playwright. However I will also state that I have NEVER produced a play without contacting the playwright and working out the necessary permissions and payments.

Please send submissions to:

Bob Frame, Producer
Harlequin Productions
c/o Cayuga Community College
197 Franklin Street
Auburn, NY 13021-3099

E-mail: framer@cayuga-cc.edu

So that's the buzz on that one,
cheers,
Christine in SMA

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The Black Ship Co, Chi

The Black Ship Co. is currently seeking plays for our next round of the Black Curtain Project. The Black Curtain Project is an experimental merger of black box theater and web video. We stage new, short works as though they were going to be put up in a black box space, then film the for distribution free online for anyone to view. If you're curious, you can check out our completed Black Curtain projects here: http://blackshipco.org/black-curtain

For this round, we're seeking plays with a touch of the absurd, imaginary, or the magical. We're talking everything from tall tales & urban legends to new myths & folk heroes.

To submit your work, go to http://blackshipco.org/submissions

If you have any questions, please contact our literary manager at andrew.coil@blackshipco.org

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