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The Chirp: November Submission Opportunities

Playwrights’ Corner
Script Readers


Sanguine Theatre Company

Deadline: November 15th

Project Playwright is a result of Sanguine’s love for playwrights and new works. Once all submissions have been read, a panel will select a small number of finalists. Sanguine Theatre Company will produce a festival evening of staged readings in New York City with excerpts from the finalists' scripts. Excerpts will be determined by Sanguine's team in collaboration with the playwrights. On the evening of the Festival, a grand prize winner will be chosen by the audience and have his or her play fully produced in a New York City theatre as a part of Sanguine's season, along with opportunities to workshop his or her script. A stipend will be provided to the playwright for their production.


Vermont Actors' Repertory Theatre

Deadline: November 15th

The Nor'Eastern Contest is now in its tenth year.  ​Three winning one-act plays will be showcased at the Brick Box Theatre housed in the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Rutland, Vermont.  Vermont Actors’ Repertory Theatre is in its eleventh season.  The Nor’Eastern Contest winners will receive an intense day and a half’s work on each play, and two evenings of Showcasing as well as three nights lodging.  The Nor’Eastern Showcase rehearsal and performance dates for this year will be May 19, 20 & 21, 2016.


Rocky Mountain National Park Artist-In-Residence Program

Deadline: November 15th

The Artist-In-Residence Program at Rocky Mountain National Park offers professional writers, composers, and visual and performing artists the opportunity to pursue their artistic discipline while being surrounded by the park's inspiring landscape. Selected artists stay in a historic cabin for two-week periods from June through September.


The ell project

Deadline: November 21st

The ell project is a national playwriting contest celebrating women playwrights over 50. Eligible women playwrights are invited to apply.

We are looking for plays that reinvigorate the theater as a public forum for community engagement and a catalyst for  society’s capacity to reimagine its future.  We are not looking for your newest play, just your most profound and preferably hilarious unproduced play.

The winner of the ell will receive a $500 honorarium and a full  production of their play in the state of the art 99 seat theater at The Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy,  New York.


Mesa Refuge

Deadline: December 1st

The Mesa Refuge is located near the Pacific Ocean in Point Reyes Station, California, an hour north of San Francisco. It sits beside the San Andreas Fault, literally on the edges between land and water, metropolis and wildness, busyness and quiet. Our residents are mostly focused on “ideas at the edge” of nature, human economy, and social equity. Here writers enjoy time and space to connect with their muses and a supportive community, before going back into the world.

We welcome both experienced and emerging writers and creatives who are addressing the pressing issues of our time. It is our priority to support writers focusing on these areas we value: nature, the human economy and social equity.

Through public conversations and events, Mesa Refuge connects our leading-edge alumni from around the nation with West Marin, contributing to a rich tapestry of conversation that is helping to change our world.


CAATA: Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists

Deadline: December 15th

Applications are now being accepted for performance opportunities at the 2016 National Asian American Theater Conference & Festival.  If you have a production, new play, performance, an idea, a work-in-progress, etc., CAATA wants to hear from you!

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists envisions a strong and sustainable Asian American theater community that is an integral presence in national culture: evocative of our past, declarative of our present, and innovative towards our future. Our mission is to advance the field of Asian American theater through a national network of organizations and artists and to collaborate and inspire learning and sharing of knowledge, practices and resources to promote a healthy, sustainable artistic ecology.