|Women Center Stage: The Next 25
Call for Submissions
Women Center Stage is now accepting submissions from women artists at any stage in their careers.
As part of WCS, your piece will be presented during the two-week long festival of original work, workshops, panels, and classes.
The festival will take place during the first two weeks of March in downtown New York City.
The deadline for submissions is November 20, 2021. We will notify all applicants by December 15th, 2021.
The Women Center Stage Festival, formerly an initiative of Culture Project, New York’s premier home for socially conscious theater, is returning to New York this spring. Women Center Stage is part multidisciplinary performance/part multicultural salon; a place for artists to build community, share their stories, and create a fresh theatrical landscape.
Founded in 1996, Culture Project is the preeminent destination for artistic work that investigates the most urgent social and political issues of our time. We believe art is a powerful force that can lift the human spirit, catalyze public discourse and motivate political action with a clarity of purpose.
For their 25th year, Women Center Stage will honor the work of past collaborators and human rights defenders while supporting new voices as they create the future of theater. This year’s theme is “The Next 25” - an ode for what’s to come as we heal, celebrate, dismantle, and rebuild. The festival will feature new multidisciplinary works, with panels, masterclasses, immersive work, installations, and more.
Women Center Stage: The Next 25.
Original work that has not been fully produced, by artists who identify as female.
15-30 minutes in length (please specify the length of your piece).
Can be works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.
We will accept writers with teams but this is not a requirement. (you may choose to perform in and/or direct your own work).
Work can be in any format or genre.
You must submit a work sample; not necessarily text-based (visual diagrams, storyboards, videos etc).
What we provide:
Performance space for each team
Recommendations for artistic team, including actors, as needed
Production Manager, Light Board Operator, and Sound Board Operator
One technical and one dress rehearsal
Rep lighting plot, projector, sound system
What you provide:
Your original work