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Portland Stage (Portland | ME)

Little Festival of the Unexpected

In odd-numbered years Portland Stage seeks unproduced scripts to workshop in Spring of the following year. Plays will be workshopped with professional actors, directors, and dramaturgs. Play must be unproduced or workshopped by AEA actors. Plays must be full-length. Plays must require no more than Eight (8) actors to perform. Must travel to Maine for workshop (housing and travel provided).
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
9 / 30 / 2023

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Untitled Theater Company #61

The David A. Einhorn Memorial Playwriting Prize

David A. Einhorn was the co-founder of Untitled Theater Company No. 61. This prize is to commemorate his work, with a special emphasis on supporting a playwright who has been working independently for a number of years, producing work independently without the support of large institutional theaters.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Email
Deadline: 
7 / 1 / 2022
8 / 5 / 2022

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Golden Thread Productions (San Francisco | CA)

Now Accepting Submissions for ReOrient Festival of Short Plays 2023

Produced once every two-years, ReOrient Festival showcases the diversity of voices and aesthetics from the Middle East and its worldwide diaspora in a curated festival of short plays produced biennially in San Francisco. The submission deadline for consideration in ReOrient Festival 2023 is July 30, 2022.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Highly interested in Middle Eastern playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
7 / 30 / 2022

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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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