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Segora International Writing Competitions (Deux-Sèvres | France)

Segora One-Act Play Competition

There will be a rehearsed reading of winning play at Segora Presentation event, 14th Sept. First prize £150, second prize £50 or equivalent in Euro. Maximum running time: 35 minutes
Fee: 
£12 or 13.50€ to submit
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
6 / 15 / 2019

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Elemental Women Productions (New York | NY)

Seeking scripts

Seeking plays 45 minutes-1 hour 15 minutes in length. Plays will first be chosen as readings and then moved to full production dependent on audience response. Playwright will NOT be self-producing.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights - Female/female identifying playwrights preferred
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 1 / 2019

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The Village Playwrights (New York | NY)

Riot and Revolution: Seeking 10-min plays for staged reading

The Village Playwrights announce a call for submissions for Riot and Revolution, staged readings of short plays to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Rebellion and celebrate Gay Pride on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. Plays must be about the Stonewall Rebellion, the Stonewall era (1960s) and/or the legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion. You must produce the reading of your own play including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights in Metro New York area
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
5 / 27 / 2019

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Bad Writing

“This is going to be bad.” That’s what I say before I begin any first draft. And I try to hold myself to it.

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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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