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Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Short-Play Festival

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  • New York, NY
    Concord Theatricals presents the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB) is the nation’s leading short play festival. Beyond playwrights, the Festival has given voice to many emerging directors, performers, and production companies. As part of our unique model that requires playwrights to partner with sponsoring producers, we’ve hosted prestigious theatre companies on our Festival stage such as The Royal Court, Circle-in-the-Square, Ensemble Studio Theatre, and The Yale School of Drama. It is an honor to provide a home for so many exceptional artists, and we’re humbled when...
  • Amy's Horse is accepting submissions for its podcast series that plays around the world and releases new episodes twice monthly each featuring a couple new works. The podcast brings together writers and actors to read new works and chat and maybe have a drink. The twist is that all the participants are working remotely from the comfort of their own homes.
  • New York, NY
    The Ensemble Studio Theatre develops and produces original, provocative and authentic new plays. We engage and challenge our audiences in New York City and audiences across the country. A dynamic community of artists committed to the collaborative process, EST discovers and nurtures new voices and supports artists throughout their creative lives. We believe this extraordinary support yields extraordinary work.
  • New York, NY
    Established in 1999, the Boomerang Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new, classic and neglected plays that add to the vibrancy of the national theatre canon. One of the premiere new play development festivals in Indie Theatre. Each play selected to participate in the festival received 6 hours of rehearsal time over the course of one week, culminating in a public reading of the play for a supportive audience.
  • Since 2008, Blackboard has been devoted to Black playwrights throughout the African Diaspora.
  • New York, NY
    Playwrights’ Week is an annual, intensive, seven-day festival designed to foster a peer-based community among a cohort of writers with new work in development. Selected via a year-long Open Submissions process, we provide five playwrights with crucial creative resources in a nurturing and rigorous laboratory setting, which includes a series of group conversations around the work. Each new play receives ten hours of rehearsal in advance of a public staged reading, focused on the writer’s self-stated developmental goals.
  • The Theatre of Others is seeking submissions of 20-30 minute plays for its second annual Audio New Play Festival, which will be produced in September and October 2022. This year’s prompt is “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.” You may interpret the prompt broadly - your play exploring whatever themes it generates for you. Plays will be released on a weekly basis via The Theatre of Others Podcast, which can be found on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, and all your favorite podcast platforms. If your play is chosen, you will be responsible for your own rehearsals and production. The Theatre of Others...
  • Plays and Pizza is a short play series developed by Rose Desena to bring writers and actors together. We meet monthly at We need a new location Plays and Pizza is a short play series developed by Rose Desena to bring writers and actors together. We meet monthly.
  • New York, NY
    About 365… This international playwriting project involves over 300 playwrights who have signed on to write one or more one-acts about extraordinary women in both past and present history. The project’s ambitious yet focused goal is to write women back into the social consciousness as well as empower and promote female playwrights around the world. What seemed like an unattainable goal became a reality when Jess Eisenberg decided that she couldn’t do a project this size alone. She brought on her dear friend, Gina Scanlon, and together they began to write. After some small scale calls for...
  • The Other Side of Silence (TOSOS) is New York City’s oldest and longest producing LGBTQ+ theater company. We are dedicated to an honest and open exploration of the life experiences and cultural sensibilities of the LGBTQ+ community and to preserving and promoting our literary past in a determined effort to keep our theatrical heritage alive. The Robert Chesley / Jane Chambers Playwrights Project is an ongoing, intermittent forum for playwrights to have their work presented to an invited audience. No staging. No Q and A. Just an opportunity for playwrights to be heard. The series honors...
  • New York, NY
    Calling all transgender, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming musical theatre writers and performers! A creative team led by transgender writer/composer Preston Max Allen has announced a Pride Month concert evening celebrating trans voices in musical theatre, featuring new music written and performed by TGNC artists with appearances by Broadway allies. This free virtual event, which will announce a June streaming date shortly, aims to support and give visibility to trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming artists in the theatre community, as well as provide education and resources for...