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NOTE: None of the lists below are comprehensive. These are simply some key resources to get you started!
OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYWRIGHTS
Annual New South Young Playwrights Contest and Festival
Applications are generally due in February/March for a May/June festival.
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) Region 3
The 2021 virtual festival will be January 6-9
AACT Listing of Playwriting Contests and Other Opportunities
AACT is the American Association of Community Theatre.
NYCPlaywrights provides playwright submission opportunities; discounts; free shows and other theatre items for New York City and the world.
a champion of new plays and playwrights in Minneapolis–productions, resources, networking, fellowships and more
The Dramatists Guild
the professional organization of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists
New Play Exchange
a streamlined script discovery and recommendation engine
National New Play Network
an alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production and continued life of new plays
Graduate Programs in Playwriting/Dramaturgy
compiled by the Playwrights’ Center
THEATRE IN MADISON, WISCONSIN
(Visit MadStage for more complete local information.)
home to six community theatre companies
Broom Street Theater
an experimental community theatre
Children’s Theatre of Madison
one of Madison’s professional theatre companies–focuses on theatre for children and families
Forward Theater Company
one of Madison’s professional theatre companies–focuses on contemporary plays
a writing (and reading!) group for Madison playwrights
a community theatre company focusing on queer theatre, building community and encouraging positive social change
Four Seasons Theatre
Madison’s home for musical theatre entertainment
one of Madison’s professional theatre companies–focuses on collaborative and original work
Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas
The Early Career Dramaturgs of LMDA Facebook Page
Guide to Undergraduate and Graduate Programs in Dramaturgy
compiled by LMDA
OTHER THEATRE RESOURCES
American Theatre Magazine
The nation’s only general-circulation magazine devoted to theatre, focusing on America’s wide-ranging network of professional, not-for-profit theatres
a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community
news, features, performance listings for Broadway, Off-Broadway, London and Regional theatre
list of graduate programs in playwriting (complied by the Playwrights’ Center)
MADISON-BASED ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES
a non-profit engaging low- to no-income communities of color in Dane County, WI and working to end violence against people of color, women, those that non-traditionally gender identify, youth, and our elders, to promote a healthy lifestyle
a community organization of white people working to achieve racial justice and equity in Dane County, Wisconsin
a movement to unite leadership, vision, policy, and strategy to identify the gaps in services and areas of need, and then plan and implement a long-term strategy to improve the lives of minorities in Madison, resources available, and the damaged image of the state as unfriendly for minorities–JA regularly offers courses for the public in African-American history.