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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IGNITE: Raising the consciousness in new play development

Friday, June 28, 12-3PM League of Chicago Theatres, 17 N. Wabash, Suite 520 This workshop is facilitated by Black Lives Black Words International Project, Co-Founder and Managing Curating Producer- Reginald Edmund. The workshop will explore equity, diversity and inclusion through the new play development, and our perceptions of activism in the arts industry. This workshop will be centered on igniting a conversation to challenge developmental processes, participants will collectively design an innovative approach to new play development through the lens of artistic activism using a set of new ideas and rules to …

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Call for submissions for Chicago Musical Theatre Festival – Deadline extended

The Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, is a new works festival produced by Underscore Theatre Company. We believe there’s a wealth of musical theatre creators in Chicago and around the country, but the high risks of producing new musicals means that few companies are willing to take a chance, especially with emerging authors. CMTF is designed from the ground up to keep costs low by sharing resources, to return half of all ticket proceeds to producers, and to showcase emerging authors from Chicago and beyond. Applications are currently …

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Chicago Dramatists Open House

Tap into your creative side. You have stories to tell. Characters that need to be created. Songs that need to be sung. We invite you to bring your creativity to life at Chicago Dramatists. Meet us on Saturday, May 11th at our brand new space at the Literacenter (641 West Lake Street), where we’ll hold our second Open House. Chicago Dramatists provides an artistic home for people from all walks of life. It’s a place where creativity is supported and realized. A place to craft your play, story, script or musical. You …

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