Confluence Writers Project – An Opportunity for Playwrights in Missouri and Illinois

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival is looking for applications from Missouri and Illinois residents for their Confluence Writers Project. More info and application at https://stlshakes.org/confluence-writers-project/ The Festival will award three residencies to emerging playwrights who are residents of Missouri or Illinois for the third annual Confluence Writers Project. As part of the program, Cohort members will: • Participate in a weekend retreat near St. Louis, if deemed safe and desirable. • Meet monthly, either teleconference or in-person for daylong writing sessions, workshops, and mentorship activities. • Participate in a knowledge-sharing opportunity for students …

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Jackalope Playwrights Lab – Winter Session

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for a class of 8 writers interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets virtually on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm on Zoom. COST: $200 UPCOMING SESSIONS: WINTER 2021 SESSION will run from January 9th through February 27th, 2021. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on December 28th, 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 …

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Goodman Theatre Now Accepting Submissions for New BIPOC *Future Labs* Play Series

Calling all bold, imaginative new plays authored by artists of color for Future Labs—Goodman Theatre’s newest artistic program to develop works authored and directed by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and other artists of color. Designed primarily for Chicago-based writers who have not had a play produced at the Goodman, Future Labs will feature up to nine workshops and presentations, slated to begin early 2021. The new program is curated by the Goodman’s Quenna L. Barrett (Associate Director of Education and Engagement), Jonathan L. Green (Literary and New Works Manager) and Ken-Matt Martin …

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Paramount School of the Arts Announces New TYA play commission for BIPOC writers

TYA TOURING PRODUCTION COMMISSION SUBMISSION Thanks to the support of the NEA’s Arts Work Grant Program, we are proud to announce the commission of a new play with music for young audiences that will tour greater-Aurora area schools. We will spend the winter and spring of 2021 developing the piece with a workshop reading with the hopes to tour the piece during the 2020-2021 school year. DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 5, 2021 For our inaugural commission, submissions for this award are open only to writers of color. Commissions: One proposal will be …

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The Miranda Family Foundation Voces Latinx National Playwriting Competition

DEADLINE: Monday, February 1, 2021 (Timestamped) More Info and to submit: aav@repertorio.org In subject line: Voces Latinx: Name of play In body of e mail: Name Address Cell phone 4-6 line Synopsis and how this accurately reflects and amplifies the community. 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). We have journeys and histories that need to be heard and experienced on stage. The goals of The Miranda Family Foundation Voces …

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Jackalope Virtual Playwrights Lab – Now Accepting Fall Applications

This eight-week writing intensive is designed for artists interested in developing new, full-length plays through a workshop development process, and meets virtually on Saturdays 10:00am-2:00pm. COST: $200 PLATFORM: Zoom UPCOMING SESSIONS: Fall 2020 Session runs September 19th through November 7th. DEADLINE: Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 12th. 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, TimeLine, and …

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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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