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Rhino Theatre (Pompton Lakes | NJ)

2020 One-Act Playwrighting Jamboree

Seeking one-act play submissions with run time of 20 minutes or less. Between 6 and 10 winners will receive the prize of a staged production of his or her play at the Rhino One Act Jamboree. The production will have auditioned actors, directors chosen by committee, producers, stage managers, ushers, ticket takers and tech crew. At the conclusion of the jamboree, one winner will receive a $250 cash prize based on audience vote.
Fee: 
$20 reading fee (fee waived if playwright is a member of the Playwright Guild or other professional playwright organization. Must provide proof of current membership); $50 participation fee if chosen
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 1 / 2019

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New Dramatists (NYC | NY)

Princess Grace Playwriting Fellowship

Applications will be accepted 10:00AM ET, February 15, 2019–6:00PM ET, March 15, 2019 . We encourage emerging playwrights to apply at the beginning of their careers so that through the New Dramatists Fellowship, they can develop their work as well as benefit from being a part of a unique, diverse, dynamic community of professional playwrights. An applicant’s status as an emerging playwright is evaluated during the adjudication process.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
All candidates must be United States citizens or have permanent resident status.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 15 / 2020

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Horizon Theatre Company

New South Young Playwrights Contest & Festival

Horizon Theatre's New South Young Playwrights Contest & Festival seeks one-act play submissions from high school and college students.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all high school or undergraduate playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
3 / 1 / 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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