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City of Novi (Novi | MI)

Residency at Villa Barr Art Park

Applications are open for residency at Villa Barr Art Park. Three residency periods are available each year (Ranging from 6 to 15 Weeks in length). Spring/Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer/Fall.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all artists.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
4 / 15 / 2021
6 / 15 / 2021

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The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (Eureka Springs | AR)

Seeking Assistant Director!

The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is seeking an Assistant Director. Applications are currently being accepted online through Wednesday, May 5.
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all creatives.
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 5 / 2021

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PER (London | UK)

The Women's Prize for Playwriting 2021

The Women’s Prize for Playwriting is an open invitation to all writers who identify as female in the UK and Ireland to create vivid, exciting, and brave new work for the stage. The aim of the Prize is to celebrate and support women playwrights and to discover the best new work from writers at all levels of experience. We are interested in plays that rejoice in the depth and range of your imagination, that feast on dramatic possibility and are ambitious on all scales and subjects. We’ve designed the criteria of the Prize to allow you to write exactly the play you want, unhampered by restrictions or limitations. Whoever you are and however much or little you have written in the past, the team at The Women’s Prize for Playwriting wants to read your work. Good luck!
Fee: 
No Fee
Restrictions: 
Open to women playwrights in the U.K. and Ireland.
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 12 / 2021

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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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