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Bloomington Playwrights Project (Bloomington | IN)

2020-2021 Reva Shiner Comedy Award

The Reva Shiner Comedy Award presents an unpublished full-length comedy with a cash prize of $1,000, a full production as part of the Bloomington Playwrights Project’s Mainstage 20-21 season, along with travel reimbursement. Seeking unpublished full-length plays 75-135 min. Previously submitted plays are accepted, and playwrights may submit up to two plays (separately).
Fee: 
$10 (waived for members of Dramatist Guild)
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
10 / 31 / 2019

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Theatre Travels (Sydney | Australia)

NO : INTERMISSION 2020

Theatre Travels is seeking scripts for their 2020 one-act play festival in Sydney, Australia. Run time between 40 and 90 min, one acts only (no intermissions), plays or plays with music or musicals. Casts no larger than 6 (negotiable on musicals), and minimal technical requirements appreciated.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
10 / 21 / 2019

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Stage Door Productions (Fredericksburg | VA)

13th Annual Original One-Act Festival

The OAF is an opportunity for new playwrights to showcase their work. Six original one-act plays are selected from submissions and then performed. Prizes are awarded to top judges’ choice as well as the audience favorite (ranging from $150-$100). Plays should be 20 pages or less, no musicals, no sexually explicit or gratuitously violent content, no elaborate scene changes. Submissions must be original and unpublished.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 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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