RED DRAGONFLY NEW WRITING COMPETITION
Red Dragonfly Productions
INFO: Red Dragonfly Productions in association with Grist To The Mill are running a New Writing Festival and are looking for new and emerging writers from British East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian communities who are interested in contributing and sharing their contemporary and traditional stories.
They are not only looking for established writers but potential writers of any ability or experience, their in house dramaturge, Ross Ericson, will support you throughout your script development.
After they have reviewed submissions, they will be inviting up to ten successful applicants to a free one day workshop – travel will be provided* – and from that workshop three applicants will be selected to have their plays produced and performed in our festival. (*depending on applicants’ bases.)
If you want to be considered in the first instance please submit your story/idea. They will only accept submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Successful participants will be invited to the workshop by the 16th October 2016 that will take place by the end of that month, at a place and time yet to be confirmed. The performances are scheduled to take place in February of 2017. Red Dragonfly New Writing Festival is supported using public funding by Arts Council England.
PRIZE: £1000 fee paid to each writer whose play is performed at the festival.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2017
New York Theatre Workshop
INFO: New York Theatre Workshop is seeking submissions from playwrights for its 2050 Fellowship, which is named in celebration of the U.S. Census Bureau’s projection that by the year 2050, there will be no single racial or ethnic majority in the United States.
This projection provokes thoughts at New York Theatre Workshop about the transformations that will take place in the American landscape – technologically, environmentally, demographically and artistically. They are a catalyst for broader questions about our moral and artistic future.
How do we define diversity? Whose stories aren’t being told? What lies ahead for our world?
In response to these questions, NYTW’s expanded 2050 Artistic Fellowship program exists to support the diversity of voices and aesthetics that will make up this new minority majority.
DEADLINE: October 17, 2016, at 5pm EST
THE CULTURAL DIASPORA AFRICAN-AMERICAN & AFRICAN PLAYWRIGHTS CREATIVE RESIDENCY
The Carmargo Foundation
INFO: The Camargo Foundation, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, is excited to announce a four-week residency program for mid-career/established African-American and African playwrights.
Four participants from the United States and four from the African continent, all of whom are interested in the intersection and interaction, whether historic or contemporary, between the United States and Africa, will be hosted at the Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France.
In recognition of the various ways in which theatre is created, an expanded version of "playwrights" will be used for this program. Please see page 6 for further explanation.
The program is designed to offer participants time and space to:
• Research, experiment & create: applicants may apply either with a specific project or a specific area of inquiry on which they would like to work during the residency. An area of inquiry should be specific and represent exploration and investigation in the resident’s field. The Camargo Foundation welcomes both open-ended exploration, or more focused works and long-term research projects;
• Exchange & network: during the residency, discussions are held regularly to foster exchanges between the selected artists. In addition, the Camargo Foundation’s staff provides formal and informal links with local professionals to develop possible creative collaborations between the selected artists and the region of the Marseille-Provence area. The selected artists will also attend performances with other cultural organizations and artists in the MarseilleProvence area.
DURATION: The program will take place from May 28 to June 25, 2018.
STIPEND: Each of the eight participants will receive plane fare, local transport to and from the home airport and Camargo, and both a stipend of $1,000 US and an honorarium of $1,000 US (making a total of $2,000 US per playwright/text creator) to participate.
ACCOMODATION: Each artist will be provided a furnished apartment. The apartments are intended as the workspace for writing and electronic media. Additional workspace at Camargo may also be available, such as the library, or the painting studio and rehearsal space with a piano. Residents are expected to prepare their own meals.
ACCOMPANYING FAMILY MEMBERS: Spouses/adult partners and dependent minor children may accompany fellows for short stays or for the duration of the residency. Accompanying children must be at least six years old upon arrival and enrolled in and attending school or organized activities outside the Camargo Foundation campus, during the week.
DEADLINE: October 19, 2017
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
The Classical Theatre of Harlem
INFO: Playwrights submit 10-12 pages of a new work in the early stages of development. Actors are cast on the spot and perform a cold reading, followed by a moderated audience feedback session. In addition to serving the development of new work, these readings give audiences a sneak peek into how new plays are created.
Submit your work to Ms. Shawn René Graham, Literary Director at email@example.com. No phone calls please.
- Plays/Excerpts may not have been previously produced.
- Playwrights may submit up to fifteen (15) pages only.
- Plays must be submitted as a PDF or as a Word document.
- Playwrights will not receive comments on plays once submitted.
- critical topics that are at the heart of society.