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The Banff Centre (Banff | Canada)

Applications Open - The Banff Playwrights Lab

The Banff Playwrights Lab is pleased to announce that it is returning to in-person programming in April 2022. While our capacity will be reduced, and we won’t be able to provide an acting company this year, we are once again planning creative residencies for Canadian playwrights and collaborators with a focus on projects that explore hybrid theatre making.
Fee: 
See website for details
Restrictions: 
Open to Canadian playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 26 / 2022

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Troy Foundry Theatre (Troy | NY)

Dark Day Mondays Free Reading Series

2022 FEBRUARY SESSION: VISUAL ART AND THEATRE We’re calling for submissions of new plays or devised pieces of work in which visual art is a central theme; this includes works having to do with the process of creating visual art, the world of visual art or having to do with the life and/or process of visual artists. We are only accepting submissions for works that have never been produced.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 20 / 2022

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Dean Productions Theatre Company (Los Angeles | CA)

Premiere the Play, the Podcast's 2023 Season

"Premiere the Play” is a podcast featuring audio performances of new stage plays. The podcast can be found on all major podcast platforms. Submissions are now open for our third season, coming in 2023!
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights, but seeking diverse, international submissions for audio-only production.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
1 / 17 / 2022

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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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