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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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Jewish Plays Project

12th Jewish Playwriting Contest

Artistic Director David Winitsky and Contest Dramaturg Heather Helinsky are proud to announce that submissions are currently open for the 12th Annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis, but the current review cycle closes on June 15, 2022. Plays submitted after this date will be held for the next cycle. We are currently seeking unproduced full-length (65+ minutes) plays and musicals that focus on aspects of 21st Century Jewish identity, culture, and ideas, and the complex and intersectional nature of contemporary Jewish life.
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Open to all playwrights
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
6 / 15 / 2022

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Sideshow Theatre Company

Sideshow Sprint

On May 30th at 6pm CST we’ll begin our first ever Sideshow Sprint: a new and improved open-submission structure for playwrights designed to respect both their time and our company’s capacity. This inaugural sprint will be open to Chicago-area playwrights only, and once we hit 30 submissions, it will close. Every play submitted will be read and evaluated by two people. Highly-scored scripts will be considered for inclusion in Sideshow’s season and development programs, and we plan to support and uplift the top scripts by including them on a list on our website, which will be publicized to other theatres and artists,
Fee: 
No fee
Restrictions: 
Chicago-area playwrights only
Submission Method: 
Online
Deadline: 
5 / 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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