Sunday, January 31, 2010

DeeWorks Live! Featuring DC Playwrite Merrill D. Jones

Today, 4-7pm EST. For more information, please click the post's title.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Van Dyke's LOVE TO ALL, LORRAIANE opens 2/5 (NYC)

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Friday, January 29, 2010

M.O.I.S.T scores in LA

(The Multiple Orgasm Initiative for Sexual Transformation)
Opened at the HAYWORTH THEATRE last Sunday and it was a big hit!!!!!


We're in the Los Angeles area,
with a well lit parking lot on one side
and the fabulous historic La Fonda Restaurant on the other.*
Everything you need for a wonderful, delicious evening!

* (20% off with your ticket pre and post show at La Fonda)

Bring a group and come spend a rockin', fun, sexy evening with "M.O.I.S.T!"

Please click post's title to visit website.

Source: Lynne Conner-Smith"

Red Harlem Readers

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Daniel Beaty's THROUGH THE NIGHT 2/11-21(New Brunswick)

Bring a group of your friends and save.
For more information, please call 732-545-8100.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Call for plays

The Poor Mouth Theatre Company invites all playwrights—experienced, novice, professional, young, juvenile, mature, male, female, or other—to submit short plays to be performed in Riverdale, The Bronx on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

We are interested in any and all subject matter (sketch comedy, farce, drama, tragedy or love story) of up to five minutes in length. All plays must be original, require minimal set, props, and costumes and must not have been recently performed in this area.

A single copy of scripts, typed in standard format, may be submitted by regular post (or by hand), along with self addressed stamp envelope ( if you want it returned), postmarked no later than 15 February, 2010, to:

An Bael Bocht Café
445 West 238th Street
The Bronx, NY 10463

Please include your current telephone number and e-mail address for future contact. All playwrights will be notified by February 19, 2010. Inquiries, or call 718-884-8316

Call for 10 Minute Plays

People's Branch Theatre in Nashville is having a 10 minute play festival. You can down load the submission form here. (Nashville playwrights only).

Monday, January 25, 2010

Derek Lee McPhatter's CITIZEN JANE 2/4-7 (NYC)

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The Fire This Time Festival of Short Plays

features a new show co-produced by Under the Spell Productions, Inc.


by Derek Lee McPhatter

Directed by Rhonney Greene



as Citizen Jane



Dylan Kammerer

Darren Mallett


Sheree Renée Thomas

Thursday, February 04 thru Sunday, February 7, 2010

@ 8PM

with Saturday and Sunday Matinees @ 2pm

No Performance on Sunday Night

$15 ($12 students/seniors)

Part of the Horse Trade Theater Group’s Fire This Time Short Play Festival

All performances will be held at the Red Room Theater,

located at 85 East 4th Street NYC (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)

on the third floor. (Sorry no elevator)

About Citizen Jane

Citizen Jane is our favorite super-shero and she comes to vivid life tonight! Don’t worry if all she seems a bit tired of saving the world. She had better give us another Happy Ending or else!

About The Fire this Time Festival

The Fire This Time Festival showcases new short plays as a special Black History Month offering by the Horse Trade Theater Group. Performances feature Citizen Jane alongside new works by Deborah Asiimwe, Rhada Blank, Kelley Girod, Katori Hall, Germono Toussaint and Pia Wilson. The Festival explores the diverse possibilities of contemporary American drama and challenging new directions for 21st century black theatre.

Ticket Link

Participating in The Fire This Time Festival is an exciting new addition to Under the Spell Productions’ plans for 2010 and beyond. Building on our ongoing success, we are preparing for a number of upcoming theater and cultural projects, and are actively expanding our network of supporters, collaborators, and mentors. Charitable donations help make all of this possible. Please contact Derek McPhatter at or 718-687-8588 for additional information or to make a contribution.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Daniel Beaty's THROUGH THE NIGHT 2/11-21(New Brunswick)

To learn more, please click the title's post.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Call for Plays

Eric Woodlin of Incoming Tide Entertainment LLC is accepting scripts by African-American playwrights for potential development.
Please contact via website click "Submit Script" – for questions call 914/7405437 (office).

Source: TRU

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tony Robinson's COOL NEGROES premieres Feb 5 (LA)

Towne Street Theatre, LA's Premiere African American Theatre Company, in association with the Stella Adler Theare LA, present a Black History Month Production -- The World Premiere of "COOL NEGROES".

Due to ticket demand, Friday Nights have now been added to the February weekend schedule!

What happens after the Revolution Is Televised? Do you "keep on keepin' on" or do you . . . get a Job?

A co-production of Towne Street Theatre and Stella Adler LA, the World Premiere of "COOL NEGROES" will be presented for Black History Month. Performances are weekends during the month of February 2010. There will be one preview on Friday, February 5th, and Opening Night is Saturday, February 6, 2010. Show times are Fridays at 8:00 PM, Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. All performances are at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd., (corner of Hollywood & Highland) in Los Angeles, California 90028.

Written and directed by Tony Robinson, "COOL NEGROES" is a brazenly hilarious "dramedy" that traces the shadows of 5 sixties revolutionaries who sacrificed to make a difference. Life was vexing enough with a yuppie in their midst, but when 2 buppy teens invade their park, this Now Generation faces off against the Me Generation triggering a powerful chain of events.

General admission is $15.00, with discounts for seniors, students and union members. All preview tickets are half-priced at $7.50. For additional information, or to purchase tickets for "COOL NEGROES", email info@townestreet. org or call (213) 624-4796. To find out more about Towne Street Theatre please click the post's title.


Tony Robinson

A co-production of Towne Street Theatre and Stella Adler Theatre LA

February, 2010: ( Feb. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 )

PREVIEW: Friday, February 5th

OPENING NIGHT: Saturday, February 6th

Fridays - 8:00 PM
Saturdays - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 3:00 PM

$15.00 - General Admission
$12.00 - Seniors / Union Members
$10.00 - Students
$7.50 - Preview

Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Blvd, (corner of Hollywood & Highland), Los Angeles, CA 90028
(near Metro Red Line)

$2.00 Parking at the Kodak Center w/ validated ticket

Towne Street Theatre for tickets and information: info@townestreet. org or call (213) 624-4796

Monday, January 18, 2010

One Kiss Cafe audition notice (Nashville)

I am excited to be running the auditions for this production of ONE KISS CAFE at The Country Music Hall of Fame.

EVERYONE is encouraged to audition.

Music, Book and Lyrics by Parrish Stanton
Directed by Ted Swindley, author and creator of "Always ... Patsy Cline"
Produced by Phoenix Rising Entertainment, Inc.

Presented at the beautiful Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, this is one show you need to make sure you won't miss!

* At the County Music Hall of Fame
* Saturday, January 30th 1-5PM / Sunday, January 31st 1-5PM
* Paid Positions for actor/singers
* Please be available for callbacks following the auditions
* We prefer a headshot and resume but not required
* Seeking singer/actors: 1 man and 1 woman in their twenties; 1 woman in her
late forties to sixties; 1 man in his late thirties to forties
* Preferable that the character RICKY play the guitar, but not required
* Please have a prepared up tempo and ballad (contemporary country or pop)
sung to karaoke tracks or an accompanist will be provided
* Open casting call but for specific appointments, you can call 615-915-0891 for
an audition time and more information

Ricky Stakonis- “Ricky” is a good looking young man in his twenties who has left his small town home in Oklahoma and moved to Nashville, Tennessee to get “discovered” as a talented songwriter at the world famous One Kiss Café. He was raised by a struggling single mother and extended family. But what he lacked in stability he more than made up for with his good looks and charisma. Success has always come easily for Ricky. He has a history of being a ladies man and using his wild imagination in his songwriting. Ricky can play guitar.

Sara Baker- “Sara” is from a small town in Ohio and has also moved to Nashville to pursue her songwriting dreams. Although she has already been in Nashville for nine months and is working as a waitress at the One Kiss Café, she is struggling in her music career and having a hard time being inspired to write new music. She is in her twenties and is attractive in a “girl next door” way. She is the oldest daughter in a farming family, active in every aspect of school music, theatre, and church activities as well. The “Truth” is her golden chalice in both her personal life and her songwriting.

Tootsie McCoy- “Tootsie” is a woman in her late forties to sixties and is the owner and bartender at the One Kiss Café. She traveled many years with her husband who was a rodeo cowboy. When he passed (may he rest in peace), she decided to pursue her second love, country music. She opened up this little music venue 16 years ago. Its success as a place for songwriters to get “discovered” has garnered it world-wide fame in songwriting circles. She is humorous, wise, charismatic, and is very much a surrogate mother-figure to both Ricky and Sara.

Carl “Midas”- “Midas” is a man in his late thirties to forties. He is an
Bradford Armani suit-wearing, smooth-talking city slicker from Los Angeles. He is the president of the Song Syndicate, the most successful music publisher in Nashville. He is motivated by greed and has little regard for country music or the songwriters who create it. His m/o is to sign as many talented songwriters as possible to “staff writing” deals in a “numbers game.” His theory is that if you crank out enough songs a few of them will make it big.

* February 22 – March 10, 2010 / Evening rehearsals from 6 – 10 PM
* Be available day AND evenings for tech week (March 8 – 11) at the County
Music Hall of Fame and Museum

* Thursday March 11 – Preview Show
* Friday March 12, Saturday March 13, Sunday March 14
* Friday March 19, Saturday March 20, Sunday March 21
* Friday March 26, Saturday March 27, Sunday March 28


National Black Touring Circuit, Woodie King, Jr. Producer/Director,
Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group,
Community Works and International Communications Association
Directed by Woodie King, Jr. & Elizabeth Van Dyke
Hosted by Ruby Dee & Douglas Turner Ward
Set by Tony Davidson
Lighting by Antoinette Tynes
Stage Manager B.J. Pierce Astwood
Based on the life of the late playwright Lorraine Hansberry

February 5th - 8PM
February 6th - 3PM & 8PM

Dwyer Cultural Center
258 St. Nicholas Avenue
Entrance on 123rd Street between Frederick Douglass Boulevard
and St. Nicholas Avenue

"Love to All, Lorraine" focuses on significant periods of Ms. Hansberry's life including memories of being raised in a family that refused racial prejudice, learning African history from W.E.B. DuBois, working for Paul Robeson, marrying a man of Jewish heritage and struggling to write during a losing battle with cancer.

General Admission $20.
RSVP to the Dwyer 212 222 3060
or visit

This program is funded by National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, The Louis & Anne Abrons Foundation, New York City Council Member Inez E. Dickens, and individual contributions.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

National Black Touring Circuit's Black History Month Play Fest (2/5-28 NYC)

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Please click post's title for more information.

Black Voices: Stories We're Planning To Tell 1/17 (DC)

Black Voices: Stories We're Planning To Tell
a convening of 30 OF AMERICA 's LEADING BLACK Playwrights

FREE public presentation Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. at
Georgetown University 's Gonda Theatre.
The Arena Stage American Voices New Play Institute (AVNPI) in partnership with Georgetown University 's Theater and Performance Studies Program presents Black Voices: Stories We're Planning to Tell a public presentation following a private, two-day convening of 30 of the nation's leading black playwrights and artistic leaders. The private convening will address the following questions: what stories are black playwrights allowed to tell in American theater today; what are the issues presented in their works; and what are the challenges facing development of new plays by black playwrights?

The public presentation will share discussion points from the convening and will feature Lydia R. Diamond, Marcus Gardley, Paul A.Notice II, Rha Goddess, Daniel Beaty and others personally reading selections from their own works-in-progress. Following the readings, the convening's participating playwrights will be available to answer questions from the audience about the playwrights' experience in the field and their approach to creating new plays.

The free public event will be presented at the Gonda Theatre in the Davis Performing Arts Center ,Georgetown University, Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling the Arena Stage Sales Office at (202)488-3300.

The public event will also be webcasted live here: http://arenastage. org/about/ news/black- voices.shtml. Questions and comments can also be tweeted to the panelists by using the hashtag #newplay.

The participants of Black Voices: Stories We're Planning to Tell include:
Christina Anderson (Good Gods)
Neil Barclay (CEO, National Black Arts Festival)
Daniel Beaty (Resurrection, Emergence-SEE! )
Pearl Cleage (Blues for an Alabama Sky)
Kia Corthron (Light Raise the Roof)
Lydia R. Diamond (Stick Fly, The Bluest Eye)
Karen Evans (We MissYou, Executive Director Black Women Playwrights' Group)
Kamilah Forbes (Hip Hop Theater Festival ArtisticDirector)
Farrell Foreman (Playwright, Poet and Dir. of Bear ArtsFoundation)
Marcus Gardley (Every Tongue Must Confess)
Sandra Gibson (President & CEO, Association ofPerforming Arts Presenters)
Rha Goddess (performance artist, LOW: Meditations Trilogy Part 1)
Danai Gurira (Eclipsed and co-author of In the Continuum)
Katori Hall (TheMountaintop)
Paul Carter Harrison (The Drama of Nommo)
Jacqueline Lawton (Blood-bound and Tongue-tied)
Jennifer Nelson (African Continuum Theater FoundingArtistic Director)
Paul A. Notice II (Nicole & Anthony)
Lynn Nottage (Pultizer Prize-winner of Ruined)
Robert O'Hara (Antebellum, dir. of world premiere of Brother/Sister Plays)
Psalmayene 24 (Zomo the Rabbit-A Hip-Hop Creation Myth)
Nikkole Salter (co-author of In the Continuum)
Regina Taylor (Crowns)Dominic Taylor (PersonalHistory, Associate Artistic Director Penumbra Theatre)
David Emerson Toney (Kingdom)
Shay Wafer (VP of Programming, August Wilson Center for AfricanAmerican Culture)
Talvin Wilks (An American Triptych, 2009 coordinator for the Black TheaterInitiative)
Tracey Scott Wilson (The Good Negro)
Alan Sharpe
African-American Collective Theater (ACT)
& Reflections Media GroupShowcasing BLGBT Life & Culture since 1971

Playwrights need nurturing according to new study

Close relationships between playwrights and theaters are increasingly rare these days, and developing more of them is one of the chief recommendations of a new study of the state of the American play that the nonprofit Theater Development Fund published in book form in late December. Yet several obstacles stand in the way, according to the study, which also looked at playwrights’ struggle to make a living and which has set off a debate in some theater circles.

To continue reading The New York Times article, please click:

Source: The Loop

Gus Edwards' A FOOL SUCH AS I now thru Jan 24 (Chicago)

eta Creative Arts Foundation
Gus Edwards'
tale of love, lust & betrayal

Directed by Kamesha Khan

A Fool Such As I is the story of a loner, a drifter, and a fool whose world suddenly changed one hot Sunday afternoon over a torn bag of groceries. It is "a wickedly amusing portrait of fatal obsession," that leads to tragedy and regret because of a younger man's love affair with an older married woman.

Thurs - Sat., 8 pm; 3 & 7 pm Sundays $30
(student, senior, group discounts)

Thru January 24, 2010 eta Square
7558 S. South Chicago Avenue

For more information, call eta at 773-752-3955 or visit
www.etacreativearts .org

Now in its 39th season, eta Creative Arts Foundation seeks to be a major cultural resource institution for the preservation, perpetuation and promulgation of the African American aesthetic in the City of Chicago, the State of Illinois and the Nation. In a colloquial sense, "to tell our story in the first voice".

Please click the post's title to visit eta Creative Arts web page.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Plays staged the most in America during the last decade

America's Favorite Plays
Which are staged most often? You may be surprised

Facts, it's said, are stubborn things. Anyone curious about the state of American theater will find plenty of stubborn facts to chew on—some of which are tastier than others—in American Theatre's annual list of the 10 plays and musicals, not counting Shakespeare revivals and seasonal shows, that are produced most frequently in the U.S.

I recently spent a couple of hours poring over American Theatre's lists and came up with this meta-list of the 11 plays produced most often between 2000-01 and 2009-10. In descending order, they are:

1. "Proof," by David Auburn (54 productions).

2. "Doubt," by John Patrick Shanley (48 productions).

3. "Art," by Yasmina Reza (45 productions).

4. "The Drawer Boy," by Michael Healey (36 productions).

5. "Rabbit Hole," by David Lindsay-Abaire (33 productions).

6. "Wit," by Margaret Edson (29 productions).

7. "I Am My Own Wife," by Doug Wright (26 productions).

8. "Crowns," by Regina Taylor (26 productions).

9. "Intimate Apparel," by Lynn Nottage (25 productions).

10. (tie). "The Glass Menagerie," by Tennessee Williams, and "The Laramie Project," by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project (23 productions each).

What does this list tell us? To begin with, six of the 11 plays—"Doubt," "I Am My Own Wife," "Intimate Apparel," "The Glass Menagerie," "Proof" and "Wit"—are all distinguished pieces of writing, while the rest are at least respectable. Only one, "The Laramie Project," is an explicitly political play—and none is a musical. ("Crowns" is a play with music, not a musical comedy.) This suggests that, Broadway producers notwithstanding, American theatergoers are not know-nothing neanderthals but intelligent people who are prepared to spend time and money grappling with straight plays that are artful, thoughtful and well written. On the other hand, it should be noted that all but three of these shows, "Crowns," "Wit" and "The Laramie Project," call for no more than four actors. The lesson is clear: If you want to write a smart, serious play that has a halfway decent chance of getting produced, keep the cast as small as possible.

Source: The Loop

AAPEX Presents MRS. STREETER Monday, Feb 8th (NYC)

The African American Playwrights Exchange invites you to join us at The Dramatists Guild in New York City at 6 pm on Monday, February 8th for our reading om Merrill Jones' dynamic new family drama MRS. STREETER.

Reservations by email at aapextv@gmail. com

ELLEN CRAFT: The Creators In Their Own Words

Saturday, January 9, 2010

New Voices in Black Theatre-- MONDAY 1/11 (NYC)

Blackboard @ the cell
Community Discussion
"New Voices in Black Theatre"

Come with your thoughts for this community discussion.

Really looking forward to seeing everyone on Monday!

Please RSVP by replying to this email.
BlackBoard Reading Series
2nd Mondays
the cell theatre
338 W. 23rd (23rd b/t 8th and 9th Ave.)

Tony Robinson's COOL NEGROES premieres Feb 2010 (LA)

Towne Street Theatre, LA's Premiere African American Theatre Company,
the Los Angeles Premiere of "COOL NEGROES" !

Towne Street Theatre, in association with Stella Adler LA, will present a comedy of generational proportion for Black History Month. The Los Angeles Premiere of "COOL NEGROES," written and directed by Tony Robinson, will play weekends during the month of February, 2010. All performances are at the Stella Adler Theatre, 6773 Hollywood Boulevard, (corner of Hollywood & Highland) in Los Angeles, California 90028. Show times are Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM.

What happens after the Revolution Is Televised? Do you "keep on keepin' on" or do you . . . get a Job? Find out in this story of life, liberty, and lessons learned. "COOL NEGROES" - 5 Black '60's Revolutionaries + 2 Buppy Teens = 1 Helluva Life Lesson!

General admission is $15, with discounts for seniors, students and union members. For additional information, or to purchase tickets for "COOL NEGROES", email info@townestreet. org or call (213) 624-4796. To find out more about Towne Street Theatre please visit www.townestreet. org .

Friday, January 8, 2010

Red Harlem Readers

Sunday, January 3, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Call for WOMEN playwrights (1/15/2010 Deadline)

Leah's FEWW: The Leah Ryan Fund for Emerging Women Writers (Leah Ryan's FEWW) intends both to encourage brilliant and unrecognized women playwrights with an annual cash prize and a New York City showcase of the winning work. This prize honor the memory and artistry of Leah Ryan (1964—2008.)

Leah Ryan's FEWW is pleased to announce its first annual Prize for Emerging Women Playwrights. The Prize will be given each year to one emerging woman playwright in recognition of an outstanding work written for the English–speaking theater. Eligibility does not require that a submitted work adhere to the traditional three–act structure. One–acts, two–acts (even four–, five–, six– acts), monologues, adaptations, and any other wild or deceptively tame format will be considered with equal seriousness. The only absolute requirement is that the submitted text be a completed full–length work for theater.

The Winner will be chosen by a committee selected by the board members of Leah Ryan's FEWW. The Fund and the Prize are administered through the Community Foundation of Dutchess County.

The Winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 as well as a staged reading of her play hosted by FEWW at a theater in New York City. In addition, a stipend of up to $700 for travel and accommodation may be provided by FEWW if necessary. All finalists will be recognized on the FEWW website, and in any other announcements pertaining to the 2010 Prize.

The 2010 Winner will be announced on May 1st, with the reading to follow on an evening to be determined in mid–June.

TO APPLY: All women who consider themselves emerging playwrights (as distinct from fledgling or mid-career playwrights) are encouraged to apply for the Prize. Applications must be received no later than 6pm EST on January 15, 2010 and must include the following:

* An initial submission of up to ten pages excerpted from a fully-developed, completed script. Please note: Finalists will be required to submit the complete script to the FEWW.
*A cover letter of no more than one page describing yourself and your work.
Make sure to also include the following contact information: address, daytime
telephone number, and email address.
*A resume
*At least one letter of support from someone who knows you and your work well

All applications and supporting materials should be submitted electronically to: . Enquiries can also be made to this address.

Hard copies of the application are also accepted, but discouraged, and should be sent to:
Leah Ryan’s FEWW
P.O. Box 287
Amherst, MA 01004-0287

Source: The Loop

Call For Plays (1/15/2010 Deadline)

Premiere Stages, the Professional Theatre Company in residence at Kean University, seeks submissions to the annual Premiere Play Festival. Three playwrights will be given public readings of their work in March. One playwright will receive $2,000 and a fully produced Equity production in our 2010 season; another will receive $750 and an Equity workshop in June; the third will receive a cash prize of $500. Agents may submit full scripts; playwrights may submit a synopsis and 8-page script sample directly. All playwrights must reside or have been born in the greater metropolitan area (NJ, NY, CT, PA). Deadline: January 15, 2010. No entry fee. For complete submission guidelines, please visit

About the Festival
Premiere Stages is committed to supporting emerging playwrights by developing and producing new plays. We provide playwrights with an encouraging and focused environment in which they can develop their work through discussions, rehearsals, sit-down readings, staged readings, and fully-produced Equity productions.

Submission Guidelines
*Plays must be full-length and have a cast size of no more than six.
*Plays submitted must be unpublished and must be works that have not been previously produced (readings, workshops, showcases are okay).
*Plays must be written by playwrights who were born or reside in the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania).
*Playwrights of color are highly encouraged to submit their work.
*Preferred plays will have at least one character that can be played by a college-age actor.
*Preferred submissions will explore or address contemporary issues.
*If you would like the script/synopsis returned, please include a SASE
*DEADLINE for postmark of scripts/synopses is January 15, 2010.

Plays and synopses will be evaluated by a panel of arts professionals. The panel will submit their recommendations to the producing artistic director and resident dramaturg.

Playwrights (non-agent submissions)
Playwrights submitting without an agent must include:
*A brief synopsis of the play (no more than half a page).
*A character breakdown.
*A history of the play’s development (if any).
*The playwright’s professional bio or resume
*A script sample from the play (no more than 8 pages).

The panel will request full scripts from synopses of interest. Playwrights who are asked to submit full scripts, including those not selected for expanded development, will receive an evaluation of the submitted play from the panel upon request.

Agent submissions
Full scripts will be accepted from legitimate literary agencies and by professional recommendation.

The schedule for the Premiere Play Festival is as follows:
*September, 2009: Premiere Stages begins accepting submissions
*Through Jan. 15, 2010: Deadline for submission to festival
*March 1: Scripts are reduced to three finalists
*Mid-March: Readings of three plays
*March 21: Festival winner and runner-up are selected for expanded development
*March to July: Development of scripts continues
*June, 2010: week-long staged Reading of Runner-up
*July or September, 2010: Full Production of Festival Winner

Send all submissions to:
John Wooten, Producing Artistic Director
Premiere Stages at Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Hutchinson Hall, 2nd Floor
Union, NJ 07083

For more information about the Premiere Play Festival, please visit our website at

Source: The Loop

En Avant Playwrights Board

The En Avant Playwrights Board offers a listing of opportunities for submitting your work categorized by length/type of opp.

I started the board in 2003, and continue to update it on a regular basis. There's no charge to use it, and you can add your own opps as you run across them. Please click the post's title to visit the board.

Kathleen Warnock
En Avant Playwrights Board