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Monday, April 10, 2006

Opportunities in the world of scripts and theatre

From WV Writers' own Joe McCabe, courtesy of Terry McNemar's e-mailing list...


Bowie State University is seeking one-act plays (30 minutes or shorter) for its "Short Stack v2 New Play Project. Unproduced. DEADLINE: May 1st. AWARDS: $250, $50 (2), and workshop productions. SEND via email to on pdf format. Include brief author biog.

Spiral, Inc., a new theatre company, accepting one-acts that are "new to New York" for its Working Actors Theater Project. 2-5 characters, minimal set and props. DEADLINE: May 1st. (Also seeks full-length plays for mainstage season.) SEND TO: 235 East 49th St., NYC 10017. ATT: W.A.T. or ATT: Mainstage. More info, check

Insurrection Theater Company’s Taboo Festival. 10-Minute plays and one-acts under 30 minutes. "Only plays with taboo topics or relationships." Minimal set and small cast preferred. SEND TO: 6509 East Osborn Rd #205, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. Further info

Cedar Lane Stage’s Annual Summer One-Act Festival seeking original scripts with minimal tech requirements. 10 minutes to one hour. DEADLINE: April 15th. PRIZE: production. SEND TO: Ed Starr, 4604 Davidson Drive, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Further info edwardstarr@yahoocom.

Lebanon Community Theatre’s 7th Annual Playwriting Contest. 10-20 minutes long. "No more than 3 scenes using limited sets, props and costumes...cast should not exceed eight." Submit two copies. This year’s theme: money. DEADLINE: April 30th. PRIZES: $100, one season ticket to LCTl, performance. SEND TO: P.O. Box 592, Lebanon, PA 17042. Further info: Chet Rittle at 717-270-9472.

Actors’ Playhouse’s National Children’s Theatre Festival. Seeking originals musicals, unpublished, "limited production exposure". 45-60 minutes long, for ages 3-12, maximum 8 adult actors. DEADLINE: May 1st. PRIZES: $500 and production. Further info

13th Street Rep Company’s Lucky 13 Short Play Festival. Seeking new plays and musicals, 10-20 minute long. DEADLINE: May 5th. Submission guidelines and application form at PRIZE: production.

D & R Master, Inc. Producing a set of plays on the theme of "Ordinary Evil". One-acts or 10-minute plays. Send my e-mail with introductory letter stating why your play fits theme DEADLINE: May 15th. PRIZE: production and/or evaluation. Check guidelines at

Fritz Theatre seeks new one-act, full-length, musical plays. SEND TO: Duane Daniels, Artistic Director, PO Box 126488, San Diego, CA 92101. Further info

The Haven’s Festival of One-Acts, "The Mercy Plays" Seeks short plays centered in one way or another around theme "mercy". DEADLINE: April 15th. SEND TO: Kari Buck, Producer, 264 Water St. #3-C, New York, NY 10038. Further info 917-647-5639. Or e-mail

Manhattentheatresource, a "new not-for-profit arts service organization ... for independent theatre artists..." seeks one-acts, full-lengths, musicals for production. No payment. SEND TO: Daryl Boling, Managing Director, 177 MacDougal St., New York, NY 10011. Further info

New Acting Troupe seeks one-acts, ten-minute plays, solo pieces, translations and adaptations. E-mail submissions only, to Send with brief synopsis, cast requirements, performance length, character descriptions.

Rockville Little Theatre’s One-Act Comedy Festival. Plays up to 40 minutes long, comic. Previously produced OK. DEADLINE: June 1st. PRIZE: production. SEND TO: Alex Fraser, Dramaturg, Box 15141, Chevy Chase, MD 20825. Further info

BareStage Theatre seeking plays for its two-week festival of twelve plays. 5-15 pages in length, cast of no more than 6. DEADLINE: June 30th. PRIZE: Production. SEND TO: Bryon Burruss, Artistic Director, PO Box 9004, Red Bluff, CA 96080. Further info or 530-529-1241.

Eclectic Company Theatre’s Hurricane Season seeks full-length plays. Fee: $10 for one, $25 for three. Send 2 copies each. Previously unproduced preferred. No contact info on script; separate title page with info. For details check click on Hurricane Season. SEND TO: Hurricane Season Submissions, 5312 Laurel Canyon Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91607.

Juneteenth Legacy Theatre seeking scripts for Festival of staged readings, any length. Five preferred themes on African American experience: 19th Century experience, Harlem Renaissance Era, images of women, contemporary issues and youth, Native-American and Caribbean influences on African Americans. Production in another area OK. Send brief synopsis, character breakdown, set requirements with 4 copies, three to Louisville office, one with application fee to NYC office. Fee $15. DEADLINE: April 15th. PRIZE: staged reading and travel costs up to $100. SEND TO: Lorna Littleway, Artistic Dir., 323 W. Broadway #505, Louisville, KY 40202. And: 605 Water St. #21B, New York, NY 10002. Further info

Siena College International Playwrights Competition. Full-length plays. 3-10 characters, for college-age performers, unit set. Unpublished, unproduced. DEADLINE: June 30th. PRIZES: $2000 honorarium and up to $2000 to support required residency, full production. SEND TO: Gary Maciag, Director, 515 Loudon Rd., Loudonville, NY 12211-1462. Further info

Speaking Ring Theatre Company 4th Annual Festival seeking one-act plays on theme "rebirth - the steps we take toward second chancews or new beginnings". DEADLINE: June 12th Fee: $10. SEND TO: Michael Brownlee, Vitality, 1733 W. Gregory, Chicago, IL 60640. Further info

SUNY College at Brockport Festival of Ten V. 7-12 minute long plays. Previously non-Equity productions ok. DEADLINE: April 29th. Fee: $3 each. PRIZES: $300, $200, $100 and top ten to receive full productions. SEND TO: Gary Musante, Tech Director, 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport, NY 14420. Further info

Theatre Rats Chester Horn Short Play Festival. Plays no longer than 15 minutes. PRIZES: Favorite play, author, actor and actress. Include short bio. SEND TO Michael Ruby, Associate Artistic Director at Further info

Theatre Exile’s Spark Fest seeking 10-minute plays for summer production of "risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of true Philadelphian grittiness and passion." One page synopsis and two pages of dialogue... SEND TO:

The Boulder Acting Group seeks one-act plays for staged readings and full productions in the summer. Minimal set requirements. SEND TO: Andrea Harbeck, Artistic Director, 908 Parkview St., Louisville, CO 80027.