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City of Evanston Community Arts Program

The Old Lady Project: Call for Scripts

The Old Lady project is an initiative to encourage the development of plays and musicals that feature significant roles for female identifying characters over 50.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
1 / 30 / 2023

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Third Stone Theatre

Third Stone Theatre seeks Full-Length & One-Act Plays

Third Stone Theatre is seeking new play submissions for productions to be staged as a part of our 2023-24 Season. Thank you for sharing your work and art with us!
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
12 / 29 / 2022

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#Enough (Nationwide)

Enough: Plays to End Gun Violence seeks 10-minute plays

Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to TEEN WRITERS (ages 13-19)
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
4 / 20 / 2023

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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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