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Warner Theatre (Torrington | CT)

8th Annual Warner International Playwright Festival

The Warner International Playwrights Festival (Torrington CT) recognizes the work of emerging and established playwrights from across the country and around the globe. The Festival gives playwrights a forum for production of their one-act plays that engage and entertain audiences through exploration of the human experience and the human spirit.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
6 / 1 / 2019

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Barter Theatre (Abingdon | VA)

Seeking submissions for the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights

Seeking (preferably) full length plays for the Appalachian Festival of Plays and Playwrights. Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in the Appalachian Mountains which, for our purposes, run from New York to Alabama) OR the plays must be set in the Appalachian region.This annual festival celebrates the richness of the Appalachian tradition by showcasing the stories of the region, both past and present, and the inspiration it provides the writers who live here.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Plays must be written by an Appalachian playwright (currently living in the Appalachian Mountains which, for our purposes, run from New York to Alabama) OR the plays must be set in the Appalachian region.
Submission Method: 
Email
Hard copy
Deadline: 
3 / 24 / 2019

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Fade To Black (Houston | TX)

Fade To Black Play Festival

Seeking 10-minute plays for our upcoming season. Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium of $100.00. No restriction of theme or genre. Three (3) scripts submissions are allowed per playwright.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 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”?          

They do.         

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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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Carving Out Your Own Path

When I started writing, I was excited by artists who made theater through all kinds of processes - Jerzy Grotowski, Suzan-Lori Parks, John Cage, María Irene Fornés, Ralph Lemon, Meredith Monk. I loved their poetic relationships to language and sound, investigative approaches to structure, consideration of the body and audience and all the sensory elements of live experience. I never thought, “I want to be an experimental playwright." I thought, “I want to be a playwright.” Experimentation seemed inherent.

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