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  • COVID-19 Update: 3/13/2020
    New Dramatists is electing to pause our facility operations and programs, effective Saturday, March 14 through Monday, April 13. Any and all scheduled projects, readings, and work sessions are cancelled and will be rescheduled when operations resum…
    - 11 Mar 20, 4:31pm -
  • Calling all interns!

    - 14 Feb 20, 4:02pm -
  • Princess Grace Application Window NOW OPEN!

    Princess Grace Application Window NOW OPEN!

    CLICK HERE FOR GUIDELINES AND TO APPLYNew Dramatists is now accepting applications from early-career playwrights for the Princess Grace Award in Playwriting and one-season residency at New Dramatists! The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16 at 5P…
    - 14 Feb 20, 10:33am -
  • CALLING ALL INTERNS!
    New Dramatists is now accepting applications for the Spring 2020 Bernard B. Jacobs Internship Program. The deadline to apply is December 4, 2019. Click here for information and to apply.
    - 12 Nov 19, 12:46pm -
  • Calling All Composers! Composer-Librettist Studio
    The submissions window for the Jan-Feb 2020 Composer-Librettist Studio is now open! Apply before 11/22/19!The New Dramatists Composer-Librettist Studio, presented in collaboration with Nautilus Music-Theater, is designed to provide an opportunity fo…
    - 5 Nov 19, 12:00am -
  • Nocturnal Commissions Annual Benefit
    Join us on October 21, 2019 for the commissioning challenge of the year! Choose your adventure!Click here for benefit tickets and more information! This whirlwind evening includes complimentary dinner, wine, and a program of short pieces that are c…
    - 9 Oct 19, 4:45pm -
  • 2019-2020 Season Preview
    Plays by New Dramatists writers are coming to a theatre near you! Click here to see a listing of over 375 productions by state.
    - 1 Oct 19, 5:38pm -
  • Welcome 2019-2020 Princess Grace Fellow!
    We are delighted to welcome our 2019-2020 Princess Grace Fellow, Erika Dickerson-Despenza, who won the Award for her play, cullud wattah, which is being produced next spring at the Public Theater. A copy of the play can be found in New Dramatists' li…
    - 1 Sep 19, 12:00am -
  • Announcing the New Dramatists Class of 2026
    New Dramatists, an artistic home and developmental laboratory for professional playwrights, is proud to announce the addition of seven writers to its illustrious, dynamic resident playwright company: Will Arbery, Kevin Artigue, Gracie Gardner, Dipika…
    - 20 May 19, 5:33pm -
  • New Dramatists to Honor Nathan Lane
    70th Anniversary Spring LuncheonTuesday, May 14, 2019Click here for details!This spring, in celebration of our 70th Anniversary, New Dramatists will honor three-time Tony® Award winner, NATHAN LANE. We recognize Mr. Lane's singular presence as a…
    - 13 Feb 19, 5:01pm -

NYCPlaywrights

  • newsome scripts Submission Guidelines
    web sitesome scripts literary magazine is now accepting submissions for Issue 4: “Outbreak”! This can refer to COVID-19, fascism, or anything that comes to mind: an outbreak of inspiration, an outbreak of solidarity, an outbreak of song. You are…
    - 23 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 12:30am -
  • newNextfest 2021
    web siteDeadline: January 25, 2021 at 11:59 pm.The Nextfest Arts Company invites interested emerging artists to submit for Nextfest 2021. Nextfest is a multi-disciplinary emerging arts festival in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada running June 3- 13, 2021.…
    - 24 hours ago, 17 Jan 21, 12:00am -
  • Theatre Suburbia seeks new work
    web siteDeadline:  January 31, 2021Theatre Suburbia, Northwest Houston's longest running all volunteer playhouse, is always looking for new works to produce. Our theatre has a rich and long history of bringing new works to the stage for Houston aud…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 21, 12:30am -
  • 2021 JEROME EMERGING ARTIST RESIDENCY
    web siteDeadline: February 15, 2021 at 11:59 PM CSTRed Wing MinnesotaApplication via SubmittableThe Anderson Center’s Jerome Emerging Artist Residency Program offers month-long residency-fellowships at Tower View to a cohort of early-career artists…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jan 21, 12:00am -
  • 28 Plays Later challenge
    web siteDeadline: January 28, 2021Now in its seventh year!Whether you are into Pinter or Panto, Chekov or Chicago, we are looking to inspire you to achieve theatrical greatness and create new work for the stage.You know nothing about plays? Fantastic…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:30am -
  • Loud Voices Silent Streets Challenges
    web siteDeadline: January 30, 2021 MidnightLoud Voices Silent Streets are looking for writers to take part in and submit pieces to their upcoming writing challenges.Loud Voices Silent Streets are a production company and worldwide artistic community…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:00am -
  • NEW WORKS FESTIVAL SUBMISSIONS 2021
    web siteDeadline: March 31, 2021Cincinnati LAB Theatre’s 2021 New Works Festival Play Submissions are now open! Cincinnati LAB Theatre is planning its eighth producing season and is now accepting submissions to fill staged reading slots for its New…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 12:30am -
  • Otherworld Theatre Submission Guidelines
    web siteChicago IllinoisPlease provide up to the first 20 pages of your play OR the first 10 pages and your favorite scene. We will reach out to you if we would like you to send the full script.· Your play must be within the genres of Science Fict…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Jan 21, 12:00am -
  • JETFEST 2021
    web siteDeadline: April 30, 2021 at 11:59 PMMembers of the Dramatists Guild do not have to pay a fee with a membership card and hard copy.JET encourages all playwrights 18 and over to submit their work. JET's main stage programming is wide-ranging, i…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 12:30am -
  • MCKNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS IN PLAYWRITING
    web siteDeadline: January 14, 2021The McKnight Foundation, a family foundation based in Minnesota, advances a more just, creative, and abundant future where people and planet thrive. The McKnight Fellowship in Playwriting recognizes and supports mid-…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 12:00am -

Playscripts Blog

  • Playscripts Receives Top Spots in 2020 EdTA Play Survey
    By Nik Sorocenski EdTA’s annual survey of the plays and musicals most frequently produced in America’s middle and high schools has been announced for the 2019/2020 school year. Playscripts is proud to have 7 of our titles featured on these lists,…
    - 3 Aug 20, 1:59pm -
  • Free Reads Special Edition: Staff Picks!
    Playscripts is proud of our extensive catalogue that we are able to offer to customers. We receive a number of calls asking for recommendations for plays on the daily. We asked some of our staff to create a super-short list of some of OUR favorite…
    - 2 Jul 20, 11:21am -
  • Play Online: Using Theatre in Virtual Classrooms
    We know teaching remotely is a challenge: It is hard to keep students engaged when everything is virtual. Why not try spicing up your lessons with virtual theatre? It’s easy to do with plays that are available as Virtual Classroom Scripts. Virtual…
    - 21 May 20, 11:38am -
  • Free Reads Special Edition
    While learning environments are transitioning to online, we at Playscripts are committed to keeping theatre education alive. Whether you are looking for the perfect play to read as a class or the ideal monologue to add to your repertoire, Playscrip…
    - 18 Mar 20, 4:04pm -
  • A Message from Playscripts; Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
    To Our Valued Customers, I’m writing to let you know we at Playscripts are here for you in this time of uncertainty. We know many of you are waiting to hear if your schools and venues will close and if your scheduled performances will go on. We ar…
    - 13 Mar 20, 4:15pm -
  • Approved Plays for Live Streaming
    In response to theatres around the country looking for alternatives to cancelling their productions due to COVID-19, we have worked with our playwrights to approve a one-time, non-precedent setting approvals for live streaming our productions. If…
    - 13 Mar 20, 11:13am -
  • 2019 Full-Length Releases
    Missed any of our Full-Length releases in 2019? Find them here all in one place:   
    - 15 Jan 20, 11:51am -
  • 2019 One-Act Releases
    Missed any of our One-Act releases in 2019? Find them here all in one place:
    - 7 Jan 20, 10:29am -
  • AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Tess Barker

    - 16 Dec 19, 3:02pm -
  • Make it a Playscripts Holiday!
    ‘Tis the season… to produce one of Playscripts holiday hits! Here’s a list of both one-acts and full-lengths perfect for just about any audience!   1. A Wicked Christmas Carol by Bobby Keniston Holiday 110-120 Minutes 14f, 10m, 7 either Th…
    - 6 Nov 19, 12:17pm -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • Become an Organized Writer in 2021

    Become an Organized Writer in 2021

    Do you have any writing resolutions for the new year? Sometimes having a fresh start can help you develop better ways to keep track of your ideas and stories. Today, bestselling author Antony Johnston is here to give you some tips on how to be a more…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Jan 21, 12:00pm -
  • What Does Your Writing Journey Look Like?

    What Does Your Writing Journey Look Like?

    Everyone has their own reasons for how they write, as well as their own voice and style. Take a glimpse into how NaNo Participant Audrey Shulman begins her drafts.The NaNoWriMo finishers out there (congratulations) may disagree with me on this one, b…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Jan 21, 4:33pm -
  • The “Now What?” Months Are Here!

    The “Now What?” Months Are Here!

    Every new year comes with new opportunities, and never have we needed a fresh start more than after the past year. If you wrote a first draft of a novel last November, now might be the perfect time to revise. This January and February, during NaNoWr…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jan 21, 1:00pm -
  • So You Tried NaNoWriMo, What’s Next?

    So You Tried NaNoWriMo, What’s Next?

    Now that NaNoWriMo 2020 has ended, the NaNoWriMo staff will be taking a little winter hibernation, so this blog will be on hiatus until January 2021. Here are a few ways YWP Participant Sanna G. suggests keeping your writing ideas flowing even if you…
    - 30 days ago, 18 Dec 20, 1:00pm -
  • Catch You On the Flip Side: Farewell from 2020 Interns Sandra and Chyina

    Catch You On the Flip Side: Farewell from 2020 Interns Sandra and Chyina

    We’re always sad to see our interns go—and they’re often sad to leave us! We’re wishing our talented interns farewell for now as they leave these roles, but we’re comforted by the fact that they’ll still be around as participants and fore…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Dec 20, 1:00pm -
  • Opposition Research: Where to Get the Best Info for Your Novel

    Opposition Research: Where to Get the Best Info for Your Novel

    Now that you’ve written the first draft of your novel, you may find that you need to do some extra research to fill in those plot holes and polish up your story. Today, author Jodi Compton is here to shine some light on researching elements of your…
    - 32 days ago, 16 Dec 20, 3:18pm -
  • Your NaNoWriMo Check List: Novel Complete—Now What?

    Your NaNoWriMo Check List: Novel Complete—Now What?

    Now that NaNoWriMo is over, what is there to do? Here’s what NaNo Participant Jeff Bray suggests:First of all, Congratulations, Wrimos! For some of you, the thirty days of November have been the most grueling adventure you have ever been on. For ot…
    - 34 days ago, 14 Dec 20, 3:57pm -
  • What Makes Writing Worthwhile

    What Makes Writing Worthwhile

    One of the wonderful things about NaNoWriMo is that it brings people together who all share a common love: writing. Today, NaNo Participant Rachel Meyer shares a few of the many things to love about being a writer:2020 has been a hard year for every…
    - 37 days ago, 11 Dec 20, 4:37pm -
  • Unleash Your Inner Wrimo! A Young Writer’s Tips for Getting Over Writer’s Block

    Unleash Your Inner Wrimo! A Young Writer’s Tips for Getting Over Writer’s Block

    NaNoWriMo may be over, but sadly, writer’s block is a year-round headache. Want to know what YWP Participant Jonia C. has to say about it?We are through November, writers! You’ve made it so far and might I say that it is very impressive. Before c…
    - 39 days ago, 9 Dec 20, 1:01pm -
  • Building Up Your Writing Habit

    Building Up Your Writing Habit

    NaNoWriMo may be over, but that doesn’t mean you should stop writing. Here are some tips that NaNoWriMo Participant Alexis Collazo uses to keep up her daily writing goal:The most common advice writers give is to stick to a regular writing routine,…
    - 41 days ago, 7 Dec 20, 4:28pm -

The Unknown Playwright Speaks

  • Presidential Candidate Visits Illuminati HQ

    Presidential Candidate Visits Illuminati HQ


    - 3 Jul 15, 1:53pm -
  • Report from the Campaign Trail -- Uke Jackson for President

    Report from the Campaign Trail -- Uke Jackson for President

    Uke Jackson on the campaign trail to the White House at Marando Farms in Fort Lauderdale. “Give us back our goats! Washington got my goat, how about you?” continues to resound as the campaign theme and Free Beer is still the most popular campai…
    - 15 May 15, 5:41pm -
  • War on Thirst -- FREE BEER! Uke Jackon for President

    War on Thirst -- FREE BEER! Uke Jackon for President

    This video explains why I don't hve to explain how I will pay for all the free beer once I am President of the United States. Thank you for your support. God bless America! I approve this message:
    - 11 May 15, 4:13pm -
  • Uke Jackson for President 2016 -- Free Beer

    Uke Jackson for President 2016 -- Free Beer

    Wow! It's been awhile. New books out and so forth. But most importantly, I'm running for President. Like the other candidates, I am making promises. The main promise is Free Beer (wine option available).Here's a link to the campaign videos on my YouT…
    - 2 May 15, 1:14pm -
  • KARL MARX’S BRASSIERES

    KARL MARX’S BRASSIERES

    It was 1983 and I was a guest of the West German Cultural Academy (Akademie der Kunst) in Berlin. It was the first time I visited there; and the first time I saw The Wall it almost brought me to tears that I could be p[art of a race of beings who cou…
    - 9 Nov 14, 4:34pm -
  • Coming in June -- Tom Buck and The Screaming Stink

    Coming in June -- Tom Buck and The Screaming Stink

    Story of the Month for June / July coming soon.
    - 29 May 14, 1:26am -
  • OBIE AWARDS WINNERS 2014

    OBIE AWARDS WINNERS 2014

    THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED2014New York, NY – The 59th Annual Village Voice Obie Awards, celebrating achievement in the Off-Broadway and off-off Broadway theater, were given out at a ceremony last night at Webste…
    - 20 May 14, 4:28pm -
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     THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY ANNOUNCE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT & ENTERTAIMENT FOR MAY 19TH CEREMONYESTELLE PARSONS Will Receive theLifetime Achievement Obie Special Performance from the Smash Hit Off-Broadway Musical Direct From T…
    - 13 May 14, 2:27pm -
  • Invasive Species -- May 2014 Story of the Month

    Invasive Species -- May 2014 Story of the Month

    This month's Story of the Month is free. It is dedicated to gardeners everywhere.Invasive Speciesby Uke Jackson A quilx consumes a whole lunjaba fruit and spits out thirty two seeds in rapid succession. At that moment a slight rip occurs in the fabri…
    - 28 Apr 14, 11:00am -
  • The Obies Are Coming ! 2014 Edition

    The Obies Are Coming ! 2014 Edition

    THE 59th ANNUAL VILLAGE VOICE OBIE AWARDS CEREMONY ANNOUNCED Tickets Go On Sale April 9thThe OBIE Awards Ceremony Will Be Co-Hosted By: Tamara Tunie & Hamish LinklaterThe OBIE Awards Will Be Presented By:Betsy Aidem Harvey Fierstein Lena HallAndy…
    - 2 Apr 14, 9:32am -
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  • An Update from Our Artistic Directors
    The now-expired Equity 99-Seat Plan enabled Boston Court to grow and develop in ways that would never have been possible if that plan had not existed. Many of our careers were built in 99-seat houses, and we wear that badge … Continue reading →
    - 3 Feb 17, 12:34pm -
  • Announcing Boston Court’s New Executive Director

    Announcing Boston Court’s New Executive Director

    BOSTON COURT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER NAMES KYLE CLAUSEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR January 25, 2017 – Following an extensive nationwide search, Boston Court Performing Arts Center Board Chair Sarah Lyding announced today that Mr. Kyle Clausen will join the…
    - 25 Jan 17, 4:28pm -
  • The Golden Dragon: Production photos

    The Golden Dragon: Production photos

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 20 May 16, 6:36pm -
  • The Golden Dragon: Review Rundown

    The Golden Dragon: Review Rundown

    CRITIC’S CHOICE “Michetti’s production, incorporating Sara Ryung Clement’s abstract set design of metal scaffolding, projects onto the harsh narrative backdrop a Mary Zimmerman-esque whimsicality. The gushing blood from the young man’s toot…
    - 20 May 16, 6:32pm -
  • Colony Collapse: Production photos

    Colony Collapse: Production photos

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:53pm -
  • Review rundown: Colony Collapse

    Review rundown: Colony Collapse

    CRITIC’S CHOICE “In Kubzansky’s hands, the complex storytelling finds the seamlessness, emotional resonance and magic that are characteristic of her work at Boston Court, where she is co-artistic director, and elsewhere. Set designer Susan Gra…
    - 3 Mar 16, 5:18pm -
  • Seven Spots on the Sun: video preview
    Seven Spots on the Sun, by Martin Zimmerman from Boston Court on Vimeo.
    - 16 Oct 15, 8:29pm -
  • Review Rundown: Seven Spots on the Sun

    Review Rundown: Seven Spots on the Sun


    - 16 Oct 15, 8:28pm -
  • SHIV: Review Rundown

    SHIV: Review Rundown

    CRITIC’S CHOICE Riffing on a modern-day incarnation of the goddess Shiva, this subtly crafted portrait of a Hindu immigrant girl’s coming-of-age in her new American homeland shapes seemingly unrelated narrative fragments into a poetic, often humo…
    - 20 Jul 15, 8:31pm -
  • SHIV: Production photography

    SHIV: Production photography

    Photo credit: Ed Krieger
    - 8 Jul 15, 8:39pm -

Working Title Playwright Blog

  • Working Title Playwrights Student Mentorship Program
    Working Title Playwrights is pleased to revive our blog and to welcome the 12 students selected for the Working Title Playwrights Atlanta Student Mentorship Program, funded through a grant from the Rhame Family Foundation. The program provides struct…
    - 25 Sep 16, 3:36pm -
  • March/April Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    March/April Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    2015 promises to be a banner year of new play development in Atlanta.  We are seeing new plays and emerging playwrights being nurtured throughout the city, not only within WTP, but across our community by such theatres as small as … Continue readi…
    - 24 Feb 15, 11:07am -
  • Director Elisa Carlson on THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE or BITCH OF BALACLAVA

    Director Elisa Carlson on THE NIGHTINGALE ROSE or BITCH OF BALACLAVA

      I met Patricia when I served as Working Title’s dramaturg for a workshop of her fascinating collaboration with Shawna Tucker, ANTHONY + CLEOPATRA Remix.  As sometimes happens when artists are brought together, I felt an immediate kinship with P…
    - 24 Feb 15, 11:02am -
  • What’s in a name, right? by Patricia Henritze

    What’s in a name, right? by Patricia Henritze

    A number of years ago I started writing a piece inspired by Florence Nightingale. It started as a twenty-minute monologue, and over the next few years it began to emerge as a play.  As the work took shape I would … Continue reading →
    - 24 Feb 15, 10:57am -
  • January/February update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    January/February update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    2014 is behind us now, and what a year it was! WTP members celebrated more awards, productions, and publications than ever before in our history. WTP’s board of directors diligently worked at accomplishing all the goals set by feedback from … Con…
    - 9 Jan 15, 1:01pm -
  • Erik Ehn Workshop

    Erik Ehn Workshop

    Erik Ehn, the head of the playwriting department at Brown University, will be leading a day-long seminar on March 21st. The topic: “Writing Suddenly and Abundantly — a process without blocks from inception to editing.”  This promises to be one…
    - 9 Jan 15, 12:58pm -
  • Resident Dramaturg Neeley Gossett on THE CANNIBALS- An Ethel Woolson Lab

    Resident Dramaturg Neeley Gossett on THE CANNIBALS- An Ethel Woolson Lab

      We only have one TV in my house, so every Sunday night, my husband and I learn to share. He religiously watches The Walking Dead, and although I am ashamed to admit it, I am addicted to The Real … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • Playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson on THE CANNIBALS

    Playwright Theroun D’arcy Patterson on THE CANNIBALS

    The Cannibals began as I was thinking about the future as it relates to America, and what it might look like if current global tensions played out to their possible conclusions.  What if our enemies align themselves against us for … Continue readi…
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • December Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    December Update from Artistic Director Jill Patrick

    I’ve been sitting on pins and needles waiting for some big and bigger news to arrive in my mailbox to share with everyone, only to have to sit a bit longer. During this time, I have been polishing a couple … Continue reading →
    - 25 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • Upcoming November Dramatist Guild Event: Friday Night Footlights
    November Dramatists Guild Event Free and Open to the Public DG Friday Night Footlights Atlanta-Style Friday, November 14, 2014 Fabrefaction Theatre Conservatory 999 Brady Avenue NW – Atlanta, GA 30318 Parking on street or valet in parking lot Plan…
    - 28 Oct 14, 11:02am -
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