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Topanga Actors Company (Topanga | California)

Topanga Actors Company 10 Minute Play Festival

We are open to submissions for up to twelve plays of roughly ten minutes each. Submissions are open to everyone but plays should be aimed at an English-speaking audience. Unpublished plays only--any theme, any genre, except musicals. Our selected playwrights will receive a staged reading of their play, a $50 honorarium, an enthusiastic credit in our festival program and appropriate local publicity. If you live in our area we look forward to meeting you personally. The festival will be September 28 and September 29, 2019 at the Topanga Public Library.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Submissions are open to everyone but plays should be aimed at an English-speaking audience.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 20 / 2019

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The Dennis and Victoria Ross Foundation (New York | NY)

DVRF Playwrights Program

The Playwrights Program is an annual opportunity intended to help new and compelling full-length plays come to the attention of the greater public. Each year DVRF selects one previously unproduced play to receive an intensive development in New York City. This period is structured in dialogue with the playwright to best accommodate their needs and artistic goals for the piece. The program culminates in presentations to invited audiences featuring producers, directors, and other industry professionals.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwright must be able to attend 1-2 week intensive development in NYC in March/April 2020; playwrights cannot be compensated for time taken to participate/travel costs. Playwrights must be residents of the United States and at least 18 years of age.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 24 / 2019

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Lesley University (Cambridge | MA)

Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA in Stage & Screen at Lesley University

Write in the heart of writing...Get your Low-Residency Creative Writing MFA in Stage & Screen at Lesley University.  Lesley University is accepting applications for their 2020 Spring semester (residency in January).  Deadline is November 1st, 2019.  
Fee: 
No fee to apply
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
11 / 1 / 2019

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How to engage with your audience beyond the stage

Have you ever heard someone saying, “I wish more [            ] kinds of people would go see more theater”?          

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Order, Chaos, and the Playwright

Exploring order and chaos in real life isn’t easy. By allowing your characters to experience order and chaos, you will tie your play to a classic human dilemma.

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