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  • newManhattan Rep seeks play productions
    web siteSeeking new, original, never produced before, fully produced PLAYS 45 to 90 minutes(cast, directed and ready to be performed in JAN./FEB/MARCH 2018)for Manhattan Rep'sTIMES SQUARE FULL-LENGTH PLAY CELEBRATION!at the New Manhattan Repertory Th…
    - 2 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 2:07pm -
  • newFast & Furious Playwright Festival
    web siteStage Left Theater in Spokane, Washington is seeking new one minute plays for our "Fast & Furious Playwright Festival" to be performed as staged readings on February 2, 3, 4, 2018 - Free to Submit.* One minute play* One Script per Playwright…
    - 16 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Blue Pearl Theatrics seeks 10-minute plays
    web siteSubmission Requirements We are currently seeking submissions for unproduced, one act, original plays by living writers.We are seeking a variety of genres and interesting stories of all kinds.Stories with LGBT characters are welcome!-no music…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:30am -
  • Call for Submissions: Pride Films & Plays Seeks Short Plays for History Lezons Festival
    web siteWe already observe Women's History Month.Now it's time to celebrate Women-Loving-Women's History Month.Pride Films & Plays is seeking short plays about women who refine, define, and redefine the expression "out with the old."Whether you're sp…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Seeking non-binary monologues for non-binary actors
    web siteSeeking non-binary monologues for non-binary actors—they don’t have to be from a full-length play, and playwrights are encouraged to write a stand-alone monologue specifically for the site.Please send to nonbinarymonologues@gmail.com1) C…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
  • REPUBLICAN THEATER FESTIVAL
    web siteSubmissions are now open for the 2018 Republican Theater Festival.We are looking for new plays (full length, one act, and 10-minute) that present a conservative theme or message and do not stereotype or vilify conservative principles. While w…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:26pm -
  • ANNUAL SHORT PLAY COMPETITION: THINK FAST
    web siteThe Theater Project’s annual short play competition awards the winner for Best Play a $500 prize. The contest is open to adult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. There is no fee to submit your play for considerati…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • Shakespeare's New Contemporaries
    web siteWe're looking for remarkable playwrights from all walks of life. Do you have a great play that vibes off of Shakespeare's canon? Can you write a great play to be a companion piece to one of Shakespeare's plays? We want to see it. Is your play…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:00am -
  • About Face Theatre is currently accepting submissions
    web siteAbout Face Theatre is currently accepting submissions of new full-length plays for OUT FRONT: Babes On Stage, a showcase of readings of new and developmental works by LGBTQA women-identified playwrights.Submissions for this series are open un…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:19am -
  • Night of Shorts
    web siteB3, Bare Black Box Productions, of Phoenix, Arizona, seeks scripts for their Night of Shorts in May 2018.  These will be fully rehearsed shows.  Performance dates are May 11, 12, 18, and 19.  The audience will vote on their favorite play e…
    - 4 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 1:07am -

Playscripts Blog

  • “Admissions”- How a Play Continues to Resonate with Time
    When Admissions by Tony Vellela opened in New York in 1999 its frank portrayal of race and identity garnered it rave reviews and the Excellence in Playwriting Award from the New York International Fringe Festival. Today Vellela’s powerful story is…
    - 71 days ago, 7 Sep 17, 11:47am -
  • FREE Reads of the Week
    Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show! Comedy 30-35 minutes 5 f, 4 m (6-60 actors possible: 3-30 f, 3-30 m)   Drama 40-45 minutes 4 f, 7 m, 6 either (10-17 actors possible: 3-7 f, 5-13 m)   Drama/Comedy 85-95 minutes 3 f,…
    - 77 days ago, 1 Sep 17, 11:32am -
  • FREE Reads of the Week!
    Read all of these titles this week and find your perfect show!   Drama 90-100 minutes 4 f, 4 m (8-30 actors possible: 4-15 f, 4-15 m) Farce 100-110 minutes 5 f, 3 m Romance 100-120 minutes 5 f, 4 m (9-10 actors possible: 5-6 f, exactly 4 m) Dramedy…
    - 85 days ago, 24 Aug 17, 2:33pm -
  • Brand New Zolidis and McWethy Shows Now Available for Licensing!
    From Don Zolidis (The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon) and Ian McWethy (13 Ways to Screw Up Your College Interview) whose plays have been produced over 13,000 times, comes 8 brand new hit shows – from zany one-act comedies, to though-provoking ful…
    - 88 days ago, 21 Aug 17, 10:10am -
  • Bring the Academy Award-winning film, Terms of Endearment, to your stage!
        An Oscar-winning story comes to the American stage for the first time in a play by Dan Gordon, based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry, and the screenplay by James L. Brooks. Terms of Endearment  traces the relation…
    - 3 Aug 17, 12:36pm -
  • Direct from a Sold Out Run, the New Holiday Musical- The Silver Belles- is Now Available for Licensing
    “A new holiday musical with heart, humor, and great new tunes.” — DC Metro Theater Arts It’s Golden Girls meets Designing Women with a heaping helping of well-known Christmas tunes and clever new country and western ditties. When Oralene,…
    - 13 Jul 17, 10:16am -
  • GILLIGANS ISLAND: THE MUSICAL Now Available for Licensing
    Gilligan’s Island: The Musical is a family-friendly stage musical version of the ever popular and iconic 60’s TV comedy show “Gilligan’s Island”. Shipwrecked on a remote Pacific island, the seven castaways build huts and begin to explore th…
    - 11 Jul 17, 9:01am -
  • More Conversation, Less Controversy: Plays for Teens and Their Communities
    If you teach drama, you have a unique perspective on the issues teens face, and the opportunity to use theatre as a tool to talk about them. But when part of a school community, it isn’t always the easiest for everyone to agree on what level of con…
    - 23 May 17, 12:12pm -
  • Teacher Spotlight: Melissa Chin-Parker of Hartnell College
    We bring you another installment of our Teacher Spotlight series, where we chat with teachers from around the country, picking their brain about their theater program and the art of teaching theater. This month, we talked to Melissa Chin-Parker of…
    - 11 Apr 17, 12:49pm -
  • The Making of a Musical: ‘Like You Like It’ (Part 2)
    In this three-part series, Sammy Buck and Daniel Acquisto discuss how their Shakespeare-’80s mashup musical Like You Like It  came to be. Read Part 1 here. Part 2: The Totally Awesome Music I have a confession: When Sammy and I started writing L…
    - 3 Apr 17, 5:25pm -

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The Office of Letters and Light Blog

  • new30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Seventeen

    30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Seventeen

    Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a…
    - 4 hours ago, 17 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • 5 Tips for Getting Your Novel Unstuck with Swoon Reads

    5 Tips for Getting Your Novel Unstuck with Swoon Reads

    Every year, we’re lucky to have great sponsors for our nonprofit events. Swoon Reads, a 2017 NaNo sponsor, is a young adult imprint that gives new authors a great debut. Today, Ashley Woodfolk and Lauren Scobell share five expert tips for making it…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 2:55pm -
  • 30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Sixteen

    30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Sixteen

    Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • “I can promise you moments. Lots of little magical storytelling...

    “I can promise you moments. Lots of little magical storytelling...

    “I can promise you moments. Lots of little magical storytelling moments.” ––Julie MurphyOur amazingly multi-talented Customer Service Captain, Wesley Sueker, has illustrated quotes from this year’s Pep Talks! Check out Wesley’s other work…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • 30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Fifteen

    30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Fifteen

    Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a…
    - 2 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Pro Tips from a NaNo Coach: Give Yourself a Break!

    Pro Tips from a NaNo Coach: Give Yourself a Break!

    We’re nearing the halfway mark on NaNoWriMo, and whether you’re on par, full speed ahead, or feel like you’re falling behind, it’s important to remember to take care of yourself. Today, author and NaNo Coach Jasmine Guillory shares her though…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 3:00pm -
  • 30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Fourteen

    30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Fourteen

    Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • Dear NaNo Diary... (Week Two)

    Dear NaNo Diary... (Week Two)

    NaNo can be thrilling, challenging, frustrating, and revitalizing––sometimes all at once. This November, we’ve asked NaNo participants to share their daily thoughts in a new series, Dear NaNo Diary. Here are some entries from the second week of…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:00pm -
  • 30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Thirteen

    30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Thirteen

    Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a…
    - 4 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 12:00pm -
  • 30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Twelve

    30 Covers, 30 Days 2017: Day Twelve

    Every November, during National Novel Writing Month, thirty professional designers volunteer to create book cover art inspired by novels being written by aspiring authors from around the globe. Why? To encourage new, diverse voices, and help build a…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 12:00pm -

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 -
  • Untitled

     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

    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 Filed under: Pictures, theatre
    - 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 Filed under: Pictures
    - 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: video preview

    Seven Spots on the Sun, by Martin Zimmerman from Boston Court on Vimeo.Filed under: theatre
    - 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 Filed under: Pictures, theatre
    - 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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