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Audible Theater (Newark | NJ)

Audible Theater Emerging Playwrights Fund

The Emerging Playwrights Fund invests in and nurtures self-identifying emerging playwrights, some of our most inventive, delightful, and provocative storytellers. Through the Fund, Audible aims to connect extraordinary performers with remarkable original work, amplifying new voices and harnessing the power and potential of audio to reach millions of listeners. The Fund specifically supports the creation of original dramatic work, written with audio in mind, but theatrical in spirit.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 7 / 2021

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American Blues Theatre (Chicago | IL)

2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award

Each year American Blues Theater accepts worldwide submissions of original, unpublished full-length plays. The winning play will be selected by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and the theater’s Ensemble. The playwright receives a monetary prize of $1,250. Cash prizes are awarded to finalists and semi-finalists too. All proceeds of the administrative fee are distributed for playwrights’ cash prizes.
Fee: 
$5 fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights - submitted piece must be in English
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
8 / 31 / 2020

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Raze the Space (Los Angeles | CA)

PANDEMIC

'RAZE THE SPACE's 2020 ten-minute international plays festival will feature a series of monologues from playwrights around the globe, performed by a handful our ensemble actors, filmed in physical theatre spaces in the Los Angeles area, edited, uploaded, and made available for free public access on this website. 'PANDEMIC ' is the 2020 festival theme. Put it at the heart of the monologue you submit. Comedy or Drama, we want monologues that excite, surprise, challenge, and move us.
Fee: 
no fee
Restrictions: 
open to all playwrights - monologue must be in English
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 10 / 2020

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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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