The Chirp: Submission Opportunities for December/ January
SPACE on Ryder Farm
Deadline: January 15, 2016
SPACE on Ryder Farm is a non-profit artist residency program located an hour north of New York City on the grounds of Ryder Farm in Brewster, New York.
Artistic residencies provide artists the opportunity to create away from the bustle of everyday life and in the company of other artists. Residencies are grounded in three farm fresh meals per day. Artists have flexibility and are strongly encouraged to structure their days to best suit the needs of their project. The Working Farm is SPACE on Ryder Farm's resident writers group. A new group gathers each season for a three-to-five week residency.
Virginia Center for the Creative Arts
Deadline: January 15, 2016
Funded by VCCA Fellow Judi Komaki, this fellowship funds a two-week residency for a playwright, screenwriter or filmmaker whose work celebrates the behind-the-scenes story of an activist striving to make his or her vision of a more perfect world a reality.
Venus/Adonis Theater Festival
Deadline: December 15, 2015
"As playwrights, directors and actors ourselves, it is our intention to give writers a chance to create their vision from the first stroke of their pen to the last scene of their play! Our festival is designed to offer writers a chance to put their shows onstage instead of placing their creative vision into other hands, as often happens with playwrights. We will help you to develop a sense of direction and staging, as well as the meaningful use of lighting and sound."
The winner of the Best Play award will receive a prize of $2,500.
Deadline: December 21, 2015
There are a million stories out there, countless voices and immeasurable ideas. The more that get to be heard the better. We want to help you shout. Our 2016 season will see us produce a world-premiere of a new piece in the heart of Times Square and we want to hear from you. Our focus will always be on work with a social justice angle; we are looking for the relevant and the contemporary. We are seeking something that can engage with a 21st century audience, challenge conventional ways of thinking, and inspire new ways of experiencing theater.
East Village Chronicles
Deadline: December 31, 2015
Metropolitan Playhouse, New York's OBIE Award-winning explorer of America's Theatrical Heritage, is currently accepting submissions for new plays inspired by the life and history of New York's Lower East Side.
Submissions will be evaluated by Metropolitan's artistic staff, and we will produce up to 10 of the submitted plays in April 2016, as part of our 7th Annual East Village Theater Festival.