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Dean Productions Theatre Company (Los Angeles | CA)

Premiere the Play, The Podcast

We are seeking play submissions to be considered for our Spring season of Premiere the Play, a podcast featuring dramatic readings of new stage plays. Selected plays will be cast, rehearsed, and recorded; the recordings will only be used on the podcast and for promotional purposes.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
10 / 23 / 2020

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The Big Break (Orange County | CA)

Call for 10-Minute Plays

The Big Break is seeking 10-minute play submissions to be considered for their curated festival of eight short one act plays. Selected plays will be directed by a SAG professional and be performed by The Big Break's repertory of actors.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online

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Arizona Theatre Company

NATIONAL LATINX PLAYWRITING AWARD

Submissions for the 2021 National Latinx Playwriting Award are now open. Latinx playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico are encouraged to submit scripts for the award. Plays must be unpublished, unproduced, and not currently under option at the time of submission. Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish. Full-length and one-act plays (minimum length: 50 pages) on any subject will be accepted.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all Latinx playwrights
Submission Method: 
Hard copy
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2020

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Empowering Playwrights one Pixel at a Time: How Online Resources Can Fuel Your Playwriting Interests

What if you want to write a play? Where to start? And what if you have a few plays? What to do with them? And what if you want to learn more skills as a writer? Where to go next? If you’re here, you probably already have some ideas. But member to member, I’ll offer some tips and tricks, in what has become a daily habit: Read, Write, Send and Find. Let’s go!

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Exploring Character Through Environment

Environment dictates more than we give it credit for in our writing. Give environment its due and follow your impulses to explore all facets of your character. Hopefully, the result will be characters that feel molded from the earth they grew up in. In this article, readers are taken through a three-part exercise to explore how environment dictates character and character dictates environment. 

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The Playwright & Biography

Arguably, some of the most successful American plays are gripped by biography. So, how do we shape elements of biography into dramatic works?

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