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The Chirp: July/August Submission Opportunities

Playwrights’ Corner
Lark Studio Retreat (Photography by Karin Shook)

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Deadline: July 20, 2015 at 12:00pm EST.

We are currently accepting submissions for our fourth annual nuVoices New Play Festival. Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte envisions nuVoices as a springboard to catapult new plays to the national stage through our existing relationship with the National New Play Network (NNPN). We also strive to develop nuVoices into a program to mentor the next generation of professional artistic talent in the Charlotte region.

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GLO 2015 (L.A. Playwrights)

Deadline: August 1, 2015

Green Light is now accepeting submissions for GLO 2015. Selected plays will recieve a full produciton at The Miles Playhouse November 5-15 2015. Deadline to submit is August 1, 2015. 

Created in 2005, GLO is a festival of one-act plays written and directed by women. 19 plays have received productions in Philadelphia, New York and Los Angeles as part of GLO. Green Light is excited to develop new plays by Los Angeles area playwrights and both our 2014 and 2015 seasons are dedicated to promoting local artists.

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Deadline: August 10, 2015

New Visions/New Voices is a week-long biennial workshop/festival for playwrights and theaters to stimulate and support the creation of new plays and musicals for young audiences and families. The next New Visions/New Voices will be May 1-8 of 2016. The public weekend is May 6-8.

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Native Voices at the Autry

Deadline: August 14, 2015

Native Voices seeks short plays (5–16 pages long) that address the many ways a Native American family forms and functions. Plays may be a celebration of family life, or an examination of complexities and issues in Native families. Alternately, plays may dramatize traditional family stories or family histories. Specific topics can range anywhere from coming-of-age stories to foster care or adoption stories; the discovery of shared heritage to the cycle of historical trauma. Both comedies and dramas are always welcome.

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2016 Blue Ink Playwriting Award

Deadline: August 31, 2015

The winning play will be selected by Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and the Ensemble. The winning playwright is awarded a monetary prize of $1,000 and developmental workshop at American Blues Theater in Chicago.

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