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Do you have a play? These places want to read it! Check out these playwriting submission opportunities with upcoming deadlines!


THE APOTHETAE AT LARK FELLOWSHIP

Deadline: June 15, 2017

The Lark is now accepting applications for the pilot round of its Apothetae at Lark Playwriting Fellowship! The Fellowship includes a two-year residency for a Disabled Writer, a cash award of $40,000, plus a $5,000 Opportunity Fund for project-related expenses, and control over a $10,000 Production Enhancement Fund. The Fellowship also includes access to a wide range of Lark and Apothetae resources, including artistic program participation, office and rehearsal space, and staff support. Up to 3 Finalists for the award will each receive a $5,000 honorarium.

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MARIA IRENE FORNÉS PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

Deadline: April 5, 2017

The University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Latino Studies, in collaboration with the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the College of Arts and Letters and the Department of Film, Television and Theatre, is seeking writers to participate in a one-week playwriting workshop, in the tradition of award-winning playwright Maria Irene Fornés, to be held in downtown Chicago. Led by award-winning playwright and Fornés protégée Migdalia Cruz, the workshop will meet for four hours each day and will culminate in a public reading of selected scenes from workshop students. Each selected writer will receive a $250 stipend to help with travel and lodging costs while attending.

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THE MACDOWELL COLONY: Fall Residencies

Deadline: April 15, 2017

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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THE CUTTING BALL THEATER: RISK IS THIS…New Experimental Plays Festival

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The Cutting ball Theater is seeking experimental plays to be presented in RISK IS THIS… in February 2018, part of Avant GardARAMA. Selected playwrights will collaborate closely with a director, actors, and designers over the course of a week-long developmental workshop, focusing on the playwright's generative process and the achievement of their vision for the play and conceptualizing the script's realization in full production. This week-long process will culminate in two public readings on Cutting Ball's main stage.

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NEW ENGLAND THEATRE CONFERENCE: The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award

Deadline: April 15, 2017

The John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Competition fosters new playwrights and scripts through this important competition established by Molly Gassner, wife of theater historian John Gassner. The winning script will be given a staged reading at the New England Theatre Conference Annual Convention in October.

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NATIONAL STORYTELLING NETWORK: Brimstone Award for Applied Storytelling

Deadline: April 28, 2017

The National Storytelling Network seeks to support a community-focused project that focuses on the transformative properties of storytelling in individuals and communities. NSN will award the winning project a grant of $5000, after carefully considering these questions: What will have been transformed at the end of this project? What stories will have been told? What role will applied storytelling have played?  Who will have told these stories? where? to what purpose? How will this project communicate to new audiences or in new ways about the possibilities of applied storytelling?

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GEVA THEATRE CENTER: New Play Programs

Deadline: April 30, 2017

Geva Theatre Center accepts submissions of full-length plays, translations and adaptations for production on our stages and for a variety of development programs. They are looking for bold, theatrical voices, and are passionate about supporting the craft of both emerging and established writers in service of our commitment to developing new work for the American theater.

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THE AMERICAN PLAYWRITING FOUNDATION: The Relentless Award

Deadline: May 15, 2017

The Relentless Award, established in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman and his pursuit of truth in the theater, is the largest annual cash prize in American theater awarded to a playwright in recognition of a new play. The American Playwriting Foundation is looking for plays that are challenging, exhibit fearlessness, are not mainstream, exude passion, and are relentlessly truthful. The author of the Relentless Award-winning play will receive $45,000, the option to have the winning play published by the Dramatists Play Service, a week-long residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and a national roll-out through the Ed Vassallo Relentless Reading Series, established to help bring to life and develop the winning play by presenting a series of staged readings at some of the top theaters across the United States.

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