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The Playwrights Foundation

Bay Area Playwrights Festival

The Bay Area Playwrights Festival is one of the oldest and most successful new play festivals in the US. Established in 1976 by Robert Woodruff, the festival has continuously discovered original and distinctive new voices in the theater, and invested in the development of their work. It has offered over 500 exceptional, gifted and diverse emerging national writers a showcase for their newest work within an intensive creative crucible. Many prize winning, nationally significant playwrights got their first professional experiences at the BAPF. The Festival’s ongoing success in discovering and supporting emerging writers is its enduring legacy.
Fee: 
$20
Restrictions: 
Open to emerging or mid-career playwrights based in North America (look under "Details" for a definition).
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 15 / 2019

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National Parks Arts Foundation

Chaco Culture National Historical Park: October 2020 Residency

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Chaco Culture National Historical Park of the National Park Service offers an October residency in northwest New Mexico, close to the Four Corners, Iconic Shiprock, and Monument Valley. Comprising eleven beautifully preserved pueblos or ceremonial structures, Chaco Canyon is the premier site to experience the amazing and mysterious Chacoan culture. This beautiful and isolated complex is the historical trace of the sacred ancestral culture to many of the existing pueblos of the Southwest. The park is also a Dark Skies certified location, one of the ideal places for astronomy, astrophotography and other Night Sky artistic practice. Residents will receive a stipend of $1,000. The residencies are open to all Artists working in ANY MEDIA. Meaning, anything that can free the mind, widen experience and still connect people to the Park experience in tangible and intangible ways. Please email info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org if you have specific questions about your project.
Fee: 
$55.00 for single applicant, $110.00 for artistic pairs.
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 15 / 2019

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National Parks Arts Foundation

Chaco Culture National Historical Park: April 2020 Residency

The National Parks Arts Foundation (NPAF) in association with Chaco Culture National Historical Park of the National Park Service offers an April residency in northwest New Mexico, close to the Four Corners, Iconic Shiprock, and Monument Valley. Comprising eleven beautifully preserved pueblos or ceremonial structures, Chaco Canyon is the premier site to experience the amazing and mysterious Chacoan culture. This beautiful and isolated complex is the historical trace of the sacred ancestral culture to many of the existing pueblos of the Southwest. The park is also a Dark Skies certified location, one of the ideal places for astronomy, astrophotography and other Night Sky artistic practice. Residents will receive a stipend of $1,000. The residencies are open to all Artists working in ANY MEDIA. Meaning, anything that can free the mind, widen experience and still connect people to the Park experience in tangible and intangible ways. Please email info@nationalparksartsfoundation.org if you have specific questions about your project.
Fee: 
$55.00 for single applicant, $110.00 for artistic pairs.
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2019

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How to write a play if you hate outlines, love mess, and also like money

Lately, I’ve become a firm believer that each play knows what it wants to be and that it will become that thing eventually; I’m just facilitating the process. Therefore, I’m working to accept that it’s okay to be messy. Like filling-notebooks-with-pages-and-pages-of-material-that-you-won’t-ever-explicitly-use-before-you-figure-out-what-it-is-you’re-actually-writing-about messy.

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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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