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Edgemar Center for the Arts (Santa Monica | CA)

Seeking full-length and one-act plays

Edgemar Center for the Arts is looking for full length and one act plays for the upcoming 2020 season
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2019

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The Storefront Theatre (Waxhaw | NC)

We Like Short-Shorts: A Festival of 10-Minute Plays

The Storefront Theatre is accepting submissions for our 7th annual 10-minute play festival to be presented on March 8 and 9, 2020. A blind panel of judges with broad theatre experience will select 8-10 plays to be presented as concert readings and will choose a first place winner who will receive a cash award of $100.00 and a second place winner who will receive a cash award of $75.00. Other selected playwrights will receive 2 complimentary tickets.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Restricted to playwrights living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 22 / 2019

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A.D. Players at the George Theater (Houston | TX)

Metzler New Works Festival

A.D. Players at The George Theater in Houston, TX seeks full-length scripts to be developed and presented over the course of the first annual Metzler New Works Festival. The purpose of the festival is to present new American plays and musicals that contribute to the larger cultural understanding of how faith and storytelling can effectively intertwine in alignment with our mission to present and premiere work from a Christian worldview that engages a diverse audience. Three selected works will be developed over the course of two workshops, followed by a publicly presented staged reading with professional actors and directors; selected playwrights will receive an honorarium, and the possibility of premiering their work at one of the largest theatre companies in the city of Houston. Individuals of diverse ethnic backgrounds, racial and gender identities, and abilities are highly encouraged to submit. Playwrights are not required to identify as Christian. Writers must be available to attend the Metzler New Works Festival, March 31-April 4, 2020 in Houston, Texas. Selected playwrights will receive a $1000 honorarium, a developmental workshop and reading, and travel expenses, room, and board will be provided.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Must be U.S. Citizen or permanent resident
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
8 / 15 / 2019

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Gathering Inspiration

I don’t have a set formula for how to start something new. I wish I did. In fact, I tend to agonize about it. Staring at a blank page or computer screen, worrying I’ll never have another idea again. I’ll text my writer friends – how did I ever do it? How to start?

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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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