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The Kingfisher Theater (Rochester | NY)

Kingfisher Theater accepting one-act and full-length play submissions

The Kingfisher Theater accepts submissions of one-act and full-length plays, translations, and adaptations for readings, development, and/or full production.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email

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Panglossian Productions (Williamsburg | VA)

Plays in Progress accepting submissions

Panglossian is seeking new full-length plays for our new global/local developmental reading series, Plays in Progress. We work with writers across the globe to develop work locally in Williamsburg, Virginia.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email

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The Navigators (New York | NY)

The Navigators accepting short sci-fi plays by female playwrights

The Navigators is accepting ten-minute sci-fi plays by female playwrights for their monthly radio-theater play readings.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights must identify as female.
Submission Method: 
Email

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Making the most of your play development workshop

I love writing workshops. They can be thrilling, but can also be stressful. Over the years I’ve adopted a kind of workshop strategy in order to decrease stress and increase thrill. 

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Inspiration from artifacts: writing plays for the future inspired by the past

For the last few years most of my playwriting inspiration has come from historical artifacts. After writing two plays based on personal experiences, it has been great fun to look to the wily past for characters, language and structure.

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Tips on Writing Comedy for Writers Who Don’t Write Comedy

If you’re like me and want to articulate your funny bone but don’t quite know how, here are three principles to get you started.

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