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International Human Rights Art Festival (NYC | NY)

International Human Rights Art Festival: 10 Min Play Festival

New York City's International Human Rights Art Festival and Wild Project Theater seek proposals for a ten-minute play festival to be held as a part of the 4th Annual International Human Rights Art Festival in December 2020. Pieces must be self-produced (with NYC-based makers) and built around a social concern. Especially seeking work that focuses on open-hearts, rather than on anger/disgust. Selected plays will be supported through tech, receive PR and marketing, and will get a $50 production stipend.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to NYC-based playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 1 / 2020

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Freshwater Theatre (Twin Cities | MN)

Seeking New Work Submissions

Freshwater Theatre prides itself on constantly working with new artists, expanding our family. We’re always on the lookout for new scripts to work with. We look forward to hearing from you! While we certainly are interested in world premieres of new plays, we also are very interested in second and third productions of new works, as we believe this to be the key to finding the works that will propel theater into the future.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open only to Playwrights in the Great Lakes and Plains area of the U.S. and Canada.
Submission Method: 
Email

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Minneapolis Foundation (Minneapolis | MN)

OneMPLS Financial Support for NonProfit Groups

Minneapolis Foundation will make grants from the OneMPLS Fund to help support business and essential program continuity for local nonprofits that provide services to address the economic impact on individuals whose employment has been reduced or eliminated as a result of the pandemic, particularly the most vulnerable segments of the workforce (e.g., contract workers, artists, and students), and/or meet basic needs for vulnerable populations, particularly older adults and youth.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to nonprofits local to Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 31 / 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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