Submissions Now Open for American Blues Theater’s Blue Ink Playwriting Award

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the submission period for the National 2021 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Playwrights are invited to submit one (1) manuscript for consideration. The submission period runs July 1 – August 31, 2020. Submissions are accepted at AmericanBluesTheater.com. Previous winners include Andrea Stolowitz’ Recent Unsettling Events (2020), Benjamin Benne’s ALMA (2019), Inda Craig-Galván’s Welcome to Matteson! (2018), Idris Goodwin’s Hype Man (2017), Nathan Alan Davis’s The Wind and the Breeze (2016), and Jamie Pachino’s Other Than Honorable (2015). About the Blue …

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Chicago Dramatists: 25% Discount On All Classes

All Chicago Dramatists classes have moved online! We’re here for you, and want to help as much as possible. In order to make our classes more accessible during this period, we’re offering a 25% discount on all of our spring courses, as well payment plans, and tech support for folks who need it. Use discount code PartnerWinter20 at checkout to get 25% off any class. Interested in taking a class? Reach out; we’re committed to serving our community as best we can in the coming months. Contact us at: https://chicagodramatists.org/contact-us/ Take good …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab – Now Accepting Spring Applications

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm at The Frontier. COST: $225 UPCOMING SESSIONS: SPRING 2020 SESSION runs March 28th through May 16th. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 20th. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org TEACHING ARTIST BIO: Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, Sideshow …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm at The Frontier. COST: $225 UPCOMING SESSIONS: WINTER 2020 SESSION runs January 11th through February 29th. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on January 6th, 2020. TO APPLY: Please send an artistic statement, resume, and 10 page writing sample to playwrightslab@jackalopetheatre.org TEACHING ARTIST BIO: Calamity West is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at Williamstown Theatre Festival, Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre, Steep Theatre, Sideshow …

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Repertorio Español’s Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

Sponsored by The Miranda Family Foundation: DEADLINE: April 1, 2020 timestamp For more information: repertorio.nyc/opportunities This new playwriting initiative continues the ideals of our original competition, to develop and promote Latinx plays and playwrights. By doing so we are championing a distinctive American narrative that is slowly gaining traction with “mainstream” theatres across the country but still lagging woefully behind. The Latinx/Hispanic Community represents many nations and every corner of the United States. By the mid-21st Century, 1 in 3 people will identify as having raíces Latinx (Latin roots). There are journeys …

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Ghostlight Ensemble seeking short scripts

Ghostlight Ensemble is seeking short scripts (a maximum of 15 minutes) with strong female characters that are geared toward young audiences (under 12). Priority will be placed on scripts that are ethnically and culturally diverse, that do not require complicated sets or costumes and that fit our mission. This is open to playwrights in any geographic area. NO FEE. Selected plays will be produced as part of a festival of theatre for children under our Nightlight banner in early February. Electronic submissions only, please. Submit cover letter with full contact information, short …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab Summer Session

The Jackalope Playwrights Lab is an eight-week master-class in playwriting facilitated by Jackalope Company Member Calamity West. Calamity is a Chicago-based, award-winning playwright. Her plays have appeared at The Roundabout, The Goodman, Jackalope Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre Company, Steep Theatre Company, and TimeLine Theatre Company. Her newest play, CHRISTMAS AT HOME, is currently in development at Sideshow. Additional plays by Calamity include: GREETINGS FROM MOSCOW! A LOVE STORY (2018); IN THE CANYON (2018); HINTER (2018); ENGINES AND INSTRUMENTS OF FLIGHT (2016); GIVE IT ALL BACK (2016); ROLLING (2016); IBSEN IS DEAD (2014); …

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