Since I'm only around from time to time and no longer an active moderator, I haven't been able to keep this noticeboard up to date. You cannot imagine the countless hours of work it took to create these lists, so please continue to make use of them.
SO HERE ARE SOME TIPS FOR YOU:
*Go through the open deadlines on this noticeboard. Many to most of them should still be relevant. Visit their website or send them an email to be certain.
*Go through the month by month deadlines. Chances are that the theatres calling for scripts last year or the year before are still looking this year and around the same time. Visit their website or send them an email to find out.
*Go through all the list of links to links. Many should still be working. You can find hundreds of opportunities there. This is one of my favorites: http://p202.ezboard.com/benavantplaywrights Kathleen Warnock created and maintains this site and does a tremendous job.
Edd, as some one who lives on the other side of the world where opportunities are very limited I've long wanted to thank you and the members of this board who are so generous in posting the opportunities they hear about. Yes I get work done here in Australia but knowing that there are opportunities further afield keeps me writing. To all of you a heart felt thanks
I got to thinking today about the first neighborhood we lived in when first coming to Denver twenty years ago. We were talking about a postal/packaging store, my mate and I, on the corner about a block from our apartment and wondering if it was still there in the old neighborhood. It was a place I visited frequently to send out typewriter generated scripts.
The only leads I had in those days were from the DGA. They didn't have a magazine then, only a monthly newsletter. I knew of nowhere else to go. I guess there were computers back then, but I didn't have one and it would be years more before I would. And when I did get one, it would be even more years before going online. Now we can surf this great web of information and get our plays out all over the world. The latest and greatest development is that more and more theatres are accepting our scripts via email. What a wonderful world we playwrights now live in.
What a wonderful world we live in where we playwrights can come together and support one another and deliver each of us from the isolation of working in the pre-computer darkness. Having gone through that isolation, having never known another playwright for years, having had not enough self-esteem to even call myself a playwright, it is a joy now to be part of a world-wide community. It is liberating.
When we had our little "submission sprees" you were encouraged to share the opportunities and all the information you could gather about them to help others with their submissions. In doing so we created a larger base of information that was helpful--not only to ourselves--but also to our fellow members who didn't participate. What was important, really important, was that we were playwrights helping playwrights. It is empowering to care.
What I want to impart from all this rambling is that no one will help us but each other--that is our selves. We have all chosen, to one degree or another, to apply our lives and talents to the craft, and sometimes Art, of playwriting. We have that in common. My challenge to each and every one of you is to post every opportunity you come across for the benefit of your fellow playwrights. Start a chain reaction. Be grateful for having a place in cyber space to come and commune with other playwrights. Help each and all of us along the road by sharing. Share those opportunities and thereby show us your love.
I'm late in commenting, but I've made tremendous use of the 'links to links to links' (some of which I've begun sharing on the Opportunities for Playwrights board) and I'm very grateful for them. Cheers.
I'm about 2000miles due South of you at the moment but I'm in Denver (Boulder) for New Years until the 6th Jan.
Any suggestions in case I get a chance to get a Theatre fix?
BTW I add my thanks to you for the work you've put in to provide various links etc. I've used several and look each day in case there are any new ones posted. You're a lifeline to those of us located in more remote places. Thanks again.
Below are some links that should pretty much cover the Theatre scene here in Denver and in Boulder. I hope you do get the chance for that "Theatre fix." Also, thank you for your kind words. Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to add to the opps and links. I've just finished 3 full-lengths I've been working on for years and have begun another full-length about 10 Williams' sister. I'm working frantically in an attempt to beat the devil. I'm driven to write as much as I can, as long as I can. ~Edd
Kris and I (along with others) have short plays running up till the late night New Year’s Eve performance before it closes. Kris has two plays and I one in HUMBUG, an evening of twisted holiday plays.. http://www.vintagetheatre.com/
Edd--Here's a new submission opp for CT playwrights-i don't know where to upload this info: (sorry that it's limited to CT(Connecticut) playwrights for now. We're a small, but have successful shows, theatre group trying to give new playwrights a chance at a staged reading.
I would gladly put it up myself if you'd let me know where-
And thanks again for all you do!
From: <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
*Call for Submissions*
PlayMakers Theatre Group presents its third “PlayMakers SHORTS! 10 Minute Play Festival” on *Nov. 5, * at 7 PM. We are seeking themed plays for a staged reading at the Thornton Wilder Auditorium, Miller Building, 2901 Dixwell Ave, Hamden, CT, to be performed by local actors. Playwrights *must* reside in Connecticut! (Students attending CT schools/colleges are eligible) . We accept 10 minute plays from new and experienced playwrights and choose 6 or 7 scripts. Guidelines below: Deadline is Sept. 6, 2009
Playmakers Theatre Group was founded to support new playwrights as they learn their craft. During the staged reading process we encourage them to be involved with their script from the first night read-through to the night of our staged
Also, since we are privileged to perform in the Thornton Wilder Auditorium, a Wilder play is chosen for playwrights as a model for submissions, a guide. Of course, if the Muse moves you in another direction, then go for it, but, we hope you follow Wilder's reverie of the human spirit !).
This time we're looking for plays with the theme in Thornton Wilder’s “* The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden*.”
Wilborn Hampton said in a review: "In "The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden," what seems at first to be a pleasant automobile trip taking the Kirby family to visit an older married daughter turns out to be a grief-stricken cortege disguised by the minutiae of daily conversation."++
Just as Wilder celebrates our will to carry on in the most difficult of situations, not ignoring troubles but in spite of them, we hope he inspires you to do the same.
*Submissions: Plays must be limited to 10 minutes or under. (No plays accepted that last even seconds longer because we run on a short availability of the theatre space.)
*Format: Plays must be in Standard Play Format. In case you need this info just follow this link: http://www.chameleontheatre.org/newplay/GUIDETOSTAGEFORMAT.pdf
*Characters: best limit up to 4, a 5th may serve as Stage Manager, if appropriate to your play.
Or type the “Happy Journey to Trenton And Camden with Helen Hayes” in your search engine. Date: Dec. 1,1945).
We will acknowledge receiving your play with an email to you. Please be patient. We will email you when decisions are made, whether your play is accepted or not, early in Oct. If you haven’t heard from us by Oct. 12, please email us and let us know and we’ll get right back to you.
If you've submitted to us before we welcome your new play.
Again- Sept. 6 is the deadline.
Sponsored by Hamden Arts Commission
Keith, thank you. You should know that Paddy is your moderator and I'm pretty much retired so I can work solely on a novel and a new play. I just pop in from time to time nowadays to whip Paddy into shape. ;o)