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Tron Theatre

Mayfesto Award

In celebration of Scotland’s ‘Year of Young People 2018’ the Tron Theatre is launching the Mayfesto Award. One writer will be awarded a £2,000 cash prize, and package including script development sessions and run of public rehearsed readings at Mayfesto 2018. In this inaugural year of the award, applications will only be accepted from young people aged 18 – 25.
Fee: 
no fee
Restrictions: 
Must be based in Scotland and between the ages of 18 and 25 at the time of the submission deadline.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 23 / 2017

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American Academy of Arts and Letters (New York | NY)

Richard Rodgers Award

The Richard Rodgers Awards were created and endowed by Richard Rodgers in 1978 for the development of the musical theater. These awards subsidize full productions, studio productions, and staged readings by nonprofit theaters in New York City of works by composers and writers who are not already established in this field. The winners are selected by a jury of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Fee: 
no fee
Restrictions: 
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2017

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The Gallery Players (New York | NY)

The Gallery Players New Play Festival

The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York, is seeking plays for its 21st Annual Black Box New Play Festival to be held in June, 2018. Each play selected will be given a black box production at Gallery Players and will be performed in a festival format with non-equity actors. Playwrights must be available for rehearsals and use this as an opportunity to continue work on their play
Fee: 
no fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2017

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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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You are not a brand

I recently spoke to a group of MFA playwriting students looking for direction as they leave school and start to build careers in the theater. The question arose: should I brand myself?

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Playwright's Best Advantage: Pointers for Preparing for Workshop

New play workshops are fun, exciting, often surprising, sometimes overwhelming.  At their best, they can be a turning point on a play’s journey toward production. 

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