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Rising Circle Theater Collective

INKtank Cycle 9: Writers Lab for Playwrights of Color

Rising Circle Theater Collective is currently accepting applications from playwrights of color for INKtank lab. Four writers are selected to participate in a free, rigorous, 12-week writers lab where each writer will focus on the rewrite of a new play. INKtank culminates in a play reading festival. Honorarium provided.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
New York City based playwrights of color.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 12 / 2017

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Hunger & Thirst Theatre | New York (New York)

Telling Trifles- a festival inspired by Susan Glaspell

Hunger & Thirst is excited to announce that we will be hosting a series of readings, workshops, and/or performances of new short works inspired by Trifles or Susan Glaspell’s life, all of which will be written by current female playwrights and directed by female directors.; ideally looking for short plays or one-acts honoring our company mission to bring classic stories to modern audiences.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all female or female-identifying playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 15 / 2018

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Austin Playhouse (Austin | TX)

Austin Playhouse New Play Festival

Austin Playhouse is accepting submissions from Texas playwrights through January 5, 2018. At least 3 playwrights will be awarded a $500 stipend and winning entries will be presented in rehearsed readings at Austin Playhouse from April 26 - 29, 2018. The finalists will be notified during March and announced on our website by March 30, 2018.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Texas based-playwrights only. Must be available to attend the reading in April.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 5 / 2018

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"I've Been Meaning to Write..." How to Avoid the Void!

You’ve been meaning to write, but can't get started. Here are some devices/practices I use when I’m trying to dodge or pull myself out of the dreaded void.

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Why I MFA'd

I first started thinking about applying for my MFA a few months after graduating college. I knew by my junior year that I had a knack for writing plays, but I was unsure if I was willing to commit to being a playwright.

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Climate Change

I am no scientist and I am no politician. I am a human being who is alarmed by our global future and an artist who believes story can counter collective despondency and inaction.

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