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Cooperative Performance, an avant-garde theatre/dance collective located in the heart of Milwaukee, is calling for story submissions for ELLIS, to be performed in Feb/March 2018.

Directed by Kelly Coffey and Don Russell in collaboration with Alejandra Gonzalez, ELLIS is an original adaptation of your personal immigration stories from past to present. Writers/Artists are encouraged, but not required, to perform their own work.

ELLIS is a platform for our local community to share their stories of immigration and cultures. Through this work, Cooperative Performance seeks to humanize and fight ignorance regarding immigration via education and storytelling.

Submissions must involve an interpretation of a personal immigration story, past or present, with focus on the greater Milwaukee area. We are interested in all forms of storytelling: text, spoken word, poetry, dance, music (traditional or an original song), visual art, short films, etc. Cooperative Performance strongly encourages non-English and bilingual submissions with translation provided.
All works should be no longer than 7 minutes and applicants must be 18 or older. Please include your name, email, and phone number with submission. All submissions may be sent via email to Kelly Coffey at kcoffey@cooperformke.com
*DEADLINE to submit is AUGUST 15, 2017*

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If selected, you grant permission for directors to respectfully edit work for the final performance piece. Selected applicants will be notified of their piece’s acceptance no later than  September 1, 2017.
www.cooperformke.com


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Cooperative Performance Milwaukee is putting out a call for scripts for our second annual One Act Festival this upcoming June, but we need your help! Have a short you’ve been working on? Some original dance or movement composition you’d love to stage? Something else bold and exciting? We are taking submissions for one act scripts, dance, and movement pieces. These pieces are ideally between 10-15 minutes in length each and submissions are open to anyone from the Milwaukee theatre community and beyond. We want to hear what our talented artists have to offer so submit and spread the word!

 

If you would like your work to be included for consideration, don’t be shy! 
Please submit all works to: submissions@cooperformke.com. 
Don’t have an original work but have a burning desire to direct a part of the festival? E-mail us that too! Final submissions are ‪due by January 29th, 2017. More information on dates and locations to come!


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The Bunny Gumbo Theatre Company in association with The Waukesha Civic Theatre presents ACT Boot Camp.  This project brings together middle and high school actors, writers, and directors to create an evening of theatre in 48 hours.  The writers pull random subjects and locations from hats, and based on those variables create new plays.  The directors and actors are then randomly assigned to these plays which are then presented to a live audience.  It’s challenging and scary and a heck of a lot of fun.  This truly spectacular show is now in its 12th season and the event is free of charge to the participants.

 

The next Boot Camp goes up January 7th at the Waukesha Civic Theatre.  For actors and directors, the time commitment is from 5-9 on Friday, January 6th, and 10 am until 10 pm on Saturday, January 7th.

 

If interested, please provide the following information to bunnygumbo@wi.rr.com:

 

Your name

Your phone number

Your email

Your parent’s names

Parent’s phone numbers

Parent’s emails

School attending

Age and grade level

 

And finally, which discipline: acting, directing or writing that you are interested in.  Please note that participants must be at least 14 years of age at the time of the show.  Please also note that writers have a slightly different schedule than the actors and directors.  Writers may also participate as directors or actors if slots are open.

 

If you or your parents have any questions about this event, please feel free to contact us.  We’re hoping you’ll be able to join us for the show, so please let us know at your earliest possible convenience.

 

 


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We have an exciting announcement for you all! Cooperative Performance Milwaukee will be carrying on the torch from Pink Banana Theatre and staging our own One Act Festival this upcoming June, but we need your help! Have a short you’ve been working on? Some original dance or movement composition you’d love to stage? Something else bold and exciting? We are taking submissions for one act scripts, dance, and movement pieces. These pieces are ideally between 10-15 minutes in length each and submissions are open to anyone from the Milwaukee theatre community and beyond. We want to hear what our talented artists have to offer so submit and spread the word!
 
If you would like your work to be included for consideration, don’t be shy! 
Please submit all works to: submissions@cooperformke.com. 
Don’t have an original work but have a burning desire to direct a part of the festival? E-mail us that too! Final submissions are due by February 19th, 2016. More information on dates and locations to come!

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The Robert Chesley/Victor Bumbalo Playwriting Grant is an annual competition for playwrights of LGBT theatre.  The grant seeks to encourage LGBT themed work that makes a substantial contribution to the theatrical repertoire and community.

 

The Foundation underwrites a three-month residency at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico.  In addition, awardees receive a $1,000 stipend for personal expenses. The Wurlitzer Foundation is located on eighteen acres in the heart of Taos.  Past recipients include Maria Irene Fornes, Lisa Kron, Robert Patrick, Christopher Shinn, Paula Vogel and Doric Wilson.

 

We would greatly appreciate it if you would share information regarding submissions with your students or associates with whom you believe would benefit.  I will happily forward information to them should you want to simply provide contact information.  Submissions for the 2016 competition must be postmarked no later than January 16, 2016.   There is no entry fee.  Submissions must consist of the full manuscript and be clearly marked “Chesley/Bumbalo Competition” on the application form and script.  Playwrights may submit only one manuscript per year. Awards will be announced by June 1, 2016.

 

To apply for the award, playwrights are asked to go to www.wurlitzerfoundation.org.  There they can download and submit a fully executed application form along with their script to the following address:

 

The Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of NM

Atten: Chesley/Bumbalo Playwrighting Competition

P.O. Box 1891

Taos, NM 87571

 

Manuscripts cannot be returned after the competition. No bound or stapled scripts please.  For additional information, you can find us at www.chesleyfoundation.org or www.wurlitzerfoundation.org.  If you have further questions, please contact the foundation’s president Victor Bumbalo at vgb828@gmail.com.

 

Thank you for your support of playwrights and the LGBT community.

 

Sincerely,

 

Robin Stanton

Chesley Award Committee

www.robinstantondirector


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Chances are, you’ve had one – more than one. They can be inspiring, terrifying, tedious, nauseating, and profound. Jobs. Jobs put food on our tables, roofs over our heads, and (sometimes) anxiety in our hearts.

Forward Theater Company, an Equity theater in Madison, Wisconsin, is excited to announce its fourth monologue festival, to be held in September 2016 at Overture Center for the Arts.  We invite you to create characters telling their work stories: the exhilarating, the necessary, and the outlandishly absurd.

GUIDELINES FOR PLAY SUBMISSION

  • Monologues should be inspired by the theme: Someone’s Gotta Do It.
  • Monologues must be between two and ten minutes in length. Therefore, scripts should be a maximum of eight pages long, double-spaced, using a standard format (twelve point font), and be written for a singleactor to perform. (All lengths of up to ten minutes will be considered).
  • We do not accept musical submissions, adaptations, or children’s plays.
  • Monologues should require very simple production values: set-pieces, props, or effects needing set-up, strike, or special technical support may disadvantage an otherwise excellent submission.
  • Each playwright may submit up to twoscripts with no fee. For each additional script, there is a $5 reading fee, payable by check to Forward Theater Company. Checks may be sent to Forward Theater Company, PO Box 14574, Madison, WI  53708.
  • We are soliciting new work for premiereproductions. If the piece has previously received a fully-realized production, do NOT submit.
  • Each script must include a title page with name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Please do NOT list your name anywhere on the monologue itself.
  • Submit scripts via e-mail ONLY to monologues@forwardtheater.comPlease use the subject line “Monologue festival submission.”
  • E-Submissions will be accepted until midnight on January 15th, 2016.
  • Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail once they have been received. Due to the volume of scripts submitted, we are unable to offer feedback.
  • Winning scripts will be announced on our web site, on or before July 1st, 2016. Winning playwrights will be notified via email or phone on or before this date.
  • Writers will be credited in marketing and playbill materials; no royalties will be paid for the September 2016 performances. Playwrights are entitled to two complimentary tickets to the opening performance.
  • If you have questions, please visit http://forwardtheater.com/learn-more/submissions, or email kmoeller@forwardtheater.com.

Karen Moeller

Artistic Associate

Forward Theater Company

608-293-0085


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Grants and Performance Opportunity for Artists,

Drama at the DEPOT: A POP UP Festival hosted by The Battery Factory

THE BATTERY FACTORY(TBF), in collaboration with the South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center (SMPAC), is offering micro-grants to create and perform theater at the historic South Milwaukee Railroad Depot.

South Milwaukee Performing Arts Center celebrates its 10th anniversary during this year’sSouth Milwaukee Heritage Days Festival, July 24th – 26th.

TBF invites you to join in and celebrate the history of South Milwaukee and the atmospheric location of the South Milwaukee Railroad Depot. Built in 1893, and in operation through the 1950′s, the depot was the heart of bustling South Milwaukee. We seek 4 performance works, up to 20 minutes in length, to be performed at the depot.

The Venue and Dates:

The performance venue is the South Milwaukee Train Depot Platform. The restored station provides an atmospheric backdrop and contained space for an outdoor performance for an audience of 40-60 people, seated. Taking place the evenings of July 24, 25 and 26, performances commence @7:30PM each night, with one 10 minute intermission between the 2nd & 3rd pieces. Successful applicants must appear at each performance.

The Pitch:

Please submit a paragraph explaining your performance, outlining content and intention. Theater/Music/Dance or other performance art is acceptable. Your piece should be suitable for all ages. The South Milwaukee Community is excited to have performance that engages its history. We invite you to go to this link to learn more about the depot and its history for inspiration.

The pitch paragraph cannot exceed 400 words and should include:

Subject matter and source

Anticipated duration (up to 20 minutes)

Personnel (number of actors/performers)

Description of any props, costumes or other technical issues

Pieces may be original or adapted for the venue, but pieces which engage the location and provide a clear artistic point of view are encouraged. Think both “outside the box” and “within” this unique space.

About You:

Applicants must provide an “about you” paragraph of no more than 200 words. If applying on behalf of an organization/group, tell us about both the group and yourself. Include information on potential collaborators that are known at time of application. Remember to include your contact information.

The Commission and The Pop Up Festival:

The Battery Factory is offering $200 Micro-grants to support the development of these pieces. Grantees will meet twice to develop a collaborative plan for the event. The Battery Factory will

provide rehearsal space during the week prior to the festival as available.

The Battery Factory and the SMPAC will handle all interfaces with the venue and provide press and other marketing support for the festival. As the pieces selected are designed to take advantage of the venue, only hand props will be used. Sound or music may be available on a per need basis.

TBF will provide informal dressing room and storage space for the event. There will be one dress rehearsal at the venue.

The Pop-Up Festival will play for three nights at the venue. TBF will interface with local restaurants, vendors and community organizations in support of the festival.

Submission Information and Important Dates

All submissions must be made in writing and sent to TBF, via email, todepot@thebatteryfactory.org Submissions must be emailed no later than June 27, 2014.

Inquiries may be made via email (above) or phone at 414-944-0026.

Selection of acts will be completed by July 1, 2014, after which successful applicants will be notified and the first of two all-personnel meetings will be scheduled. A second such meeting will be scheduled during this first meeting. Grant awards will be made at the Depot, after the final performance.


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Theatre Unchained seeks local writers and Directors for New plays Festival to be performed August 15 to Sept 1, 2014. Seeking original short plays with limited set and production requirements. Submit your play and/or directing resume to Theatre unchained, C/O John Baiocchi – jobaio@aol.com. As soon as possible, but no later than June 15th. Upon review you will be contacted for performance approval.
John Baiocchi

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Deadline for Monologue Submissions Extended to July 1st

 

Forward Theater Company, an Equity theater in Madison, Wisconsin, is excited to announce its third monologue festival to be held February 26-28, 2015, at Overture Center for the Arts.  We invite you to submit a monologue for performance and add your voice to this conversation about free speech and all that freedom entails.

 

Monologues should be inspired by the theme: Out of the Fire – an exploration of banned books and censorshipSubmit scripts via e-mail ONLY to monologues@forwardtheater.comPlease use the subject line “Monologue festival submission.”

E-Submissions will be accepted until midnight on July 1st, 2014.


For full information, guidelines and details, please visit: http://www.forwardtheater.com/on-stage/monologue-festival-info.


Since the 1980s, more than 11,000 books have been challenged or banned in the United States. How many have you read?

 

Forward Theater Company, an Equity theater in Madison, Wisconsin, is excited to announce its third monologue festival to be held February 26-28, 2015, at Overture Center for the Arts.  We invite you to submit a monologue for performance and add your voice to this conversation about free speech and all that freedom entails.

 

GUIDELINES FOR PLAY SUBMISSION

Monologues should be inspired by the theme: “Out of the Fire – an exploration of banned books and censorship.” We encourage you to explore books that have been banned through the years: Banned Books Week/Censorship & ALA/Frequently Challenged Books, and consider writing a piece from such varied perspectives as the author of a banned book, the patron requesting a book be banned, or a character in a banned book.

Monologues must be between two and ten minutes in length, and be written for a single actor to perform. (All lengths of up to ten minutes will be considered). We do not accept musical submissions, adaptations, or children’s plays.

 

Each playwright may submit up to two scripts with no fee. For each additional script, there is a $5 reading fee.

 

We are soliciting new work for premiere productions. If the piece has previously received a fully-realized production, do NOT submit.

 

Each script must include a title page with name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Please do NOT list your name anywhere on the monologue itself.

 

Submit scripts via e-mail ONLY to monologues@forwardtheater.com.

 

Please use the subject line “Monologue festival submission.” E-Submissions will be accepted until midnight on June 1st, 2014.

 

Entries will be acknowledged by e-mail once they have been received. Due to the volume of scripts, we are unable to offer feedback.

 

Winning scripts will be announced on our web site, on or before September 10th, 2014. Winning playwrights will be notified via email or phone on or before this date.

 

For complete details and information, visit http://www.forwardtheater.com/on-stage/monologue-festival-info.