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Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond | LA)

Inkslinger Playwriting Competition

Southeastern Louisiana University announces the 2020 Inkslinger Playwriting Competition. Southeastern Theatre is seeking original, unpublished, full-length plays geared for a university cast and audience. The winner will receive a full production in a 455-seat theatre, transportation to and from Hammond, Louisiana to attend the production, and up to two nights housing while attending the play. Submission deadline is April 1, 2020.
Fee: 
$10
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 1 / 2020

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Neon Cactus Playhouse (Phoenix | AZ)

Blooming in the Desert: New Play Festival

Neon Cactus is seeking new one-act or full length plays or musicals for stage readings held from July 15-24 at their New Play Festival.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to playwrights who identify as LGBTQ
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 31 / 2019

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Chain Theatre (NYC | NY)

Playwriting Lab

Chain Theatre Playwriting Lab continues its commitment to developing new plays by diverse artists and underrepresented voices in the American Theatre. Since its inception, Chain has developed plays focusing on what unites us, links us together as well as what divides us. This is a highly collaborative process with a personal, intensive focus on the playwright, your story, and your words.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
All playwrights must be NYC based artists; must be part of an under-represented community in the arts. Female identifying, a person of color, LGBTQ, or trans artists are encouraged to apply.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
12 / 12 / 2019

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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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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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