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The Echo Theater Company (Los Angeles | CA)

2021 National Young Playwrights in Residence

The National Young Playwrights in Residence Program is designed to nurture the next generation of playwrights through professional mentorship, staged readings, and the sharing of their work through digital platforms. Six playwrights at the early stages of their career will be selected for a six month mentorship with an established professional writer toward developing a new work. This will culminate in a staged reading of the young playwright’s work in the middle of November at The Echo Theater.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwrights based in United States in the early stages of their career, no previous professional productions. Playwrights of all ages may apply.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 15 / 2021

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Arch 468 (London | UK)

Arch 468 Hope Prize 2021

We are offering £10,000 commission for a new play written from a perspective of hope that can be produced in both the live and digital realms.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights in the U.K.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 29 / 2021

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Cincinnati LAB Theatre (Cincinnati | OH)

NEW WORKS FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS 2021

Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s 2021 New Works Festival Play Submissions are now open! It is our hope that we will be able to produce theatre in-person in July of 2021, but if we are still unable to do so due to COVID-19 we will hold our New Works Festival completely remote again to protect the health and safety of our artists as well as our patrons.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
3 / 31 / 2021

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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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