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The Chirp: September Submission Opportunities

Playwrights’ Corner
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New American Voices Play Reading Series

Landing Theatre Company

Deadline: September 30

The Landing Theatre Company accepts ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­full-length plays for ­­­­­­­­­­­­the New American Voices Play Reading Series. Four plays will be selected for staged readings during the Landing Theatre Company's Spring Festival in Houston, Texas. Selected playwrights must attend the readings.  A stipend of $100 will be awarded to each winning playwright.

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New Ideas Festival

Alumnae Theatre Company

Deadline:September 5

Alumnae Theatre Company’s New Ideas Festival (NIF) is an annual, three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress and experimental theatre.  NIF offers dramaturgical support, rehearsal and production space, technical support, access to Alumnae Theatre’s costume and props collections, publicity and sold-out houses.

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National Playwright Residency Program

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Deadline: September 15

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, in collaboration with Howlround, A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College, established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.  The pilot round, which was on an invitation-only basis, has provided three years of salary, benefits, and a flexible research and development fund for American playwrights at 14 selected theaters.  The goals of the program are to:

  • Advance the state of playwrights in the American theater by providing them with space, time, and resources, and greater access to the institutions in which they work;
  • Influence the working environment of theaters by embedding playwrights in them;
  • Generate public value through the interaction of playwrights with local artistic and civic communities;
  • Document and disseminate the findings to help benefit the field.

Residencies for the next round will be selected through an open application process.

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First Flight Festival

Boomerang Theatre Company

Deadline:September 15

FIRST FLIGHT is a development series for new plays. The creative energy born at FIRST FLIGHT serves as a source of inspiration for playwrights, provides opportunities for directors and actors to work on exciting new plays from their inception, and increases the appeal of new plays for the audience

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The MacDowell Colony

MacDowell Fellowship

Deadline: September 15

The MacDowell Colony provides time, space, and an inspiring environment to artists of exceptional talent. A MacDowell Fellowship, or residency, consists of exclusive use of a studio, accommodations, and three prepared meals a day for up to eight weeks. There are no residency fees.

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