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The Curtis Theatre (Brea | CA)

Page to Stage Playwrights Festival 2019

The Curtis Theatre is now accepting submissions for this years theme: “That’s What She Said". This festival aims to provide a platform for the female voice. Staged readings will run August 30 – September 1, 2019. Playwrights are expected to attend readings at their own expense.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to female playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
4 / 15 / 2019

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Women's Theatre Festival (Raleigh | NC)

Women's Theatre Festival Conference Proposals

Women's Theatre Festival NC is seeking dynamic theatre artists and leaders to propose sessions for its inaugural theatre conference in the areas of: Equity & Justice Technical Theatre Performance Parent Artists Business of Theatre Directing Playwriting Accessibility The conference will take place July 12-14, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Presenters must identify as women or nonbinary; we are intentionally seeking submissions for people who identify as POC, LGBTQ, indigenous, and/or a member of a disability community. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide travel stipends to the conference.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 2 / 2019

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The Orchard Project (New York | NY)

2019 Episodic Lab: Initial Applications (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

10 day long accelerator program (June 14 - June 24, 2019 in Saratoga Springs, NY) uniting 6-8 artists with invited professionals from the episodic field. The Orchard Project Episodic Lab will invite 6-8 writers to bring a draft pilot and leave with a pilot and show bible. Accommodations, and meals for up all participants are covered. Beyond the application fee, there is no fee to participate. There are also travel allowances from all artists to travel to Saratoga Springs.
Fee: 
$40 to submit
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 22 / 2019

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How to engage with your audience beyond the stage

Have you ever heard someone saying, “I wish more [            ] kinds of people would go see more theater”?          

They do.         

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Order, Chaos, and the Playwright

Exploring order and chaos in real life isn’t easy. By allowing your characters to experience order and chaos, you will tie your play to a classic human dilemma.

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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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