Submitting a Play

Submission period is now open.

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division submission period is now open. Please read the new guidelines below carefully to be sure you are submitting for the correct program.

 

ENSEMBLE-PLAYS

 

Seeking new, full-length ensemble plays for young actors with casts that have a majority of female characters or gender neutral characters. One or more play may be selected for a student production (this is a curricular project for full-time acting students). Plays must be new, unproduced works and require minimal set, props, costumes.

Completed applications must include a required application form and a full-length play.

Please note: Your play submission should be “blind”. The cover page should ONLY include the title of your play. Your name should not be anywhere on the blinded script. This copy will be shared with the committee of play readers who will not know the authors of the plays they are reading.

The deadline for completed applications has been extended to Friday, September 29, 2017.

Please click here to complete a web form application AND then send a PDF of your play submission to: community@stellaadler.com with subject line ENSEMBLE PLAY

Please note: Paper applications will not be accepted.

 

 

PLAYWRIGHT-IN-RESIDENCE

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is seeking applications from playwrights for the 2017-2018 Harold Clurman Playwright-in-Residence program. This is a collaborative residency that is mutually beneficial to the mission of the studio and the playwright. We are seeking playwrights who:

– self-identify as Mexican, Muslim, African-American, immigrant, refugee, disabled, female, LGBTQ OR any other group that was targeted – either directly or by implication – in the recent election cycle

– are in their early careers

– are unpublished

– have not yet had professional productions other than those using the showcase code

– have a vested interest in working with a community of artists

– are interested in engaging in a discussion about how the studio can support and challenge their work

While this is a merit-based residency search, we are particularly interested in diversity – diverse writers, voices, viewpoints, perspectives. The studio is interested in co-designing a residency with the playwright that will support and challenge their process. The course of the residency is not regimented, but may be described as “playwright’s choice” within the resources and capabilities of the studio. Past participants have chosen some of the following:

1) a series of readings on a play written during the course of the year

2) a series of readings on a variety of plays/pages

3) writing a new work for an ensemble of graduate-level actors

4) a showcase production

The resident will engage in a discussion with the Artistic Director and other staff to explore what activities might be most helpful to their process during the year. Residencies typically begin in September/October and culminate in May/June.  Resident playwrights receive a $1000 stipend and have access to the Studio’s space, members of the Clurman Lab Theatre Company, and student actors for readings and workshops.

Completed applications must include a required online application form AND a full-length, polished but unpublished play (a full-length play is one that constitutes a full evening of theater; a 90-minute one act play is acceptable). Playwrights must read and agree to the Letter of Agreement before applying. By applying for this residency, playwrights confirm that they have read and agree to the Letter of Agreement.

 Your play submission should be “blind”. The cover page should ONLY include the title of your play. Your name should not be anywhere on the blinded script.  This copy will be shared with the committee of play readers who will not know the authors of the plays they are reading.

 Please do not include any of the following anywhere on the script: synopsis, development history, representation. We ask this because readers are seeking a play based on artistic merit and we want artistic merit alone to be the influencing factor for a script’s advancement.

The deadline for completed applications has been extended to Friday, September 29, 2017.

 Please note that applicants who advance to the final round of consideration may be asked for a second work sample.

Applicants will be considered for the playwright-in-residence position as well as:

– participation in the First Breath New Play Reading Series

– participation in the Teen Program Ten-Minute new play program

Please click here to complete a web form application AND then send a PDF of your play to community@stellaadler.com with subject line PLAYWRIGHT-in-RESIDENCE.

Please note: Paper applications will not be accepted.

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