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William Inge Center for the Arts (Independence | KS)

2019 Inge Festival New Play Lab

The William Inge Theater Festival is seeking 10-minute and one-act plays (no more than 30 minutes) for its 4th annual New Play Lab during the 38th annual festival May 23 - 25, 2019 in Independence, KS. Selected playwrights will receive a professional public staged reading of their play, feedback on their script from national theater artists, exclusive playwriting masterclasses with the festival playwright honoree Octavio Solis and a Dramatists Guild Fund Traveling Master playwright, as well as full-access to all public and private festival events. If chosen, playwrights are expected to attend the festival in-person ($175 registration fee). Each playwright is responsible for their own travel and lodging needs. Subsidized housing and complementary transportation to and from the airport is available upon request.
Fee: 
No fee to apply; festival registration fee ($175) if chosen
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 22 / 2018

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Tofte Lake Center (Ely | MN)

Individual Artist and Group/Organizational Residencies

For both individual artists and groups or organizations looking for space and time to connect, create, and reflect together in community and in nature. Tofte Lake Center is family-friendly. Artists in residence are welcome to bring their families when space allows and when agreed upon in advance. 2019 Individual Artist Residency Weeks Available: June 24-30, September 9-15, September 23-29.
Fee: 
No fee to submit; lodging ranges from $800-1200/week
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, including those with families
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2018

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Tofte Lake Center (Ely | MN)

Gaia Fenna Memorial Fellowship

The weeklong Gaia Fenna Fellowship is offered to Minnesota artists whose creative process is inspired by nature and experiencing the outdoors. In 2019, this will be the week of September 16 - 22.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to Minnesota playwrights only
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 30 / 2018

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Carving Out Your Own Path

When I started writing, I was excited by artists who made theater through all kinds of processes - Jerzy Grotowski, Suzan-Lori Parks, John Cage, María Irene Fornés, Ralph Lemon, Meredith Monk. I loved their poetic relationships to language and sound, investigative approaches to structure, consideration of the body and audience and all the sensory elements of live experience. I never thought, “I want to be an experimental playwright." I thought, “I want to be a playwright.” Experimentation seemed inherent.

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Things to know when writing a grant to develop your play

Like most artists, I seek grant funding to support my creative work. There are multiple factors that determine whethera project receives funding. Here are the things that I consider when I’m writing a grant proposal or letter of inquiry.

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Let your play sing: top 6 tips for musical theater bookwriting

This article is for those dramatists who are thinking of exploring music in their work. Here are six simple observations I have made, based on my recent experiences. I hope they will jazz your musical theater writing heart!

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