August 31, 2009


Applications Invited for Visual Arts Fellowships in Utah
Grants of $10,000 will be awarded to individuals in Utah producing works in the visual and fine arts, including new and traditional genres....

Posted on August 27, 2009
Deadline: September 11, 2009

New York Foundation for the Arts Announces Informational Seminars for New York State Artists' Fellowships
Eight grants of $7,000 will be awarded to individuals in New York State who are working on projects in the fields of architecture, choreography, the literary and fine arts, and video....

Posted on August 26, 2009
Deadline: Various

MetLife Foundation Invites Art Museums to Apply for Museum and Community Connections Program
Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to art museums in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming working to engage diverse audiences....

Posted on August 26, 2009
Deadline: October 9, 2009

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

Date & Time: 2009-10-25 5:00 PM

International Physical Theatre Laboratory

October 25-31, 2009
Leitring bei Leibnitz, Austria

Actors of physical, dramatic, dance and musical theatres, dancers, choreographers, circus performers, directors.

The programme includes intensive training, lectures and discussions. The Lab is open to performers from different creative genres and techniques inspired by Physical Theatre as a bold, vibrant and multidimensional approach to contemporary theatre performance. Practical physical training is the core of the Lab programme. Participants will explore physicality as the key to form, style, atmosphere and emotional palette in contemporary performance. Practical sessions develop in the form of various exercises which progress from simple to compound. Gradually the group is proceeding to group improvisations and structures. Every day is setting advanced creative tasks, developing the preceding steps. Through the system of consecutive exercises the group is growing common language and trust, ability to collaborate and create together.

Each day begins with morning warm-up which combines breathing, movement and imagination. It will help participants to wake up and to prepare for the intensive practical process during the day.

Practical training. Part I. Training by method of improvisation.
Practical training. Part II. Structural Improvisation. From exercises to performance.
Practical training. Part III. Principles of Biomechanics. Meyerhold's etudes.
Lectures & Discussions: Performer's Physicality in the methods of Meyerhold, M.Chekhov and Stanislavsky.

The working language is English.

The Lab will take place in Leitring bei Leibnitz, the beautiful town located within 30 min from Graz Thalerhof Airport, 2.5h from Vienna by car, 40 min from Graz by car, and 20 minutes from the Slovenian border. The public transportation to the venue is easy. The programme will take place in the historic castle of the 16th century. Accommodation and meals are organized for the group.


Photo Gallery of the past events:


a three-day intensive for writers and performers on making work from the dramatic imagination

conducted by nationally acclaimed playwright and performer Heather Woodbury

winner of the Spalding Gray Award,OBIE Award,

Kennedy Center Fund For New American Plays Award,

NEA Playwright Fellow, and published "stand-up novelist".

September 25-27th, 2009

Friday-Saturday 12-5:30pm,
Final class, Sunday, Sept. 27th, 12-6pm: Performance for invited audience-

AT Workman's Circle Rehearsal Studios,
45 E.33rd St. between Park and Madison, NYC

Register by September 12th : $225/after: $300

"Starting with the premise that the first impulse is the magic one, I will introduce you to my method of "instant performance," locating your innate capacity to give life to something that is fully formed from the moment you transmit it. We will then crystallize that initial impulse to point the way toward making work of lasting value.

In order for the originator of solo work to successfully captivate and hold an audience, rigorous demands must be met but also unique opportunities for invention are offered. This intensive workshop explores how these solo performance methods - of conjuring character, inventing natural speech and locating the stories inspired by places - can be applied to generating writing of every kind and to infusing performance with live-wire authenticity.

For playwrights, solo show originators, actors, and writers of all stripes, this is writing on the tongue and stage, as an alternate to, and rejuvenation of, writing on the page."

3 DAYS-Sept. 25,26, 27TH
Friday & Saturday12-5:30pm,

Final class, Sunday Sept. 27th, 12-6pm INCLUDES PERFORMANCE for invited audience.

Workman's Circle Rehearsal Studios,
45 E.33rd Street
between Park and Madison, NYC

Register by Sept. 12th:$225/After:$300

For more information visit:

August 27, 2009

teaching the arts

Lighting Design/Production Supervisor
Willamette University (Oregon)

(date posted: 08/25/2009)

Multiple Faculty Listings
Willamette University (Oregon)

(date posted: 08/21/2009)

Professor/Associate Professor in Film
Victoria University of Wellington (**Not in the US)

(date posted: 08/19/2009)

Senior Lab Technician, Theater Arts/Carpentry
South Orange County Community College District (California)
(date posted: 08/18/2009)

Part Time Instructors
Raritan Valley Community College (New Jersey)

(date posted: 08/14/2009)

Tenure Track - Dance
University of San Francisco (California)
(date posted: 08/13/2009)

Assistant Professor - Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance
Mary Baldwin College (Virginia)

(date posted: 08/07/2009)

Director and/or Performance Maker
Stanford University (California)

(date posted: 08/06/2009)

Director of University Cinema
Indiana University at Bloomington (Indiana)

(date posted: 08/03/2009)

Assistant Professor in Lighting Design
Kennesaw State University (Georgia)

(date posted: 08/03/2009)

August 22, 2009


Guidelines Available for 2010 Funding Cycle of Pew Charitable Trusts' Dance Advance
Grants of up to $150,000 will be awarded to dance artists, companies, and presenters in the Philadelphia region working on program research and development, rehearsal, or production and presentation....

Posted on August 19, 2009
Deadline: September 16, 2009 (Letter of Intent to Apply)

Open Society Institute Seeks Entries for Moving Walls 17 Documentary Photography Exhibition
Emerging and veteran photographers who have completed work on a human rights or social justice issue will have their work displayed in the exhibit and will receive a $2,000 royalty plus travel expenses to attend the opening....

Posted on August 19, 2009
Deadline: October 23, 2009

Maine Theater Fund Accepting Applications From Professional and Community Theaters
Grants will be awarded to professional and community nonprofit theaters in Maine for programmatic, capacity building, operating, or capital support....

Posted on August 19, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009

South Carolina Arts Commission Invites Applications for Artist Fellowships
Four grants of $5,000 will be awarded to exemplary South Carolina actors and writers working in poetry, prose, acting, or playwriting....

Posted on August 19, 2009
Deadline: October 1, 2009

August 21, 2009

Casting Call

WCBS-TV, part of CBS Television Stations - a division of CBS Corporation, is hosting an open casting call next Monday from 9a-12p in New York City for reality show The Amazing Race. To be eligible for the show's 16th season, contestants must be at least 21 years old and bring a completed application found at , where other rules and requirements can be found. Contestants are encouraged to bring photographs and a copy of their passport, though both are not required. Contestants and their teammates will be taped for two minutes at the casting call located at Victorian Gardens Amusement Park at Wollman Rink in Central Park (830 5th Avenue).

August 20, 2009

Job Postings TV

JOB OPENING: CNBC RESEARCH ANALYST/NBCU/NJ: Provide reporting and strategic insights for CNBC's digital media & television properties. BA &1 yr web analytics, media/ad/marketing research req. , job#1062313 (8/27)

Cable network seeks experienced AP. Must have background in writing and producing promos and other video materials for on-air promotions. Reel required. (8/26)

JOB OPENING: DVLPMNT EXEC/NY: Est'd prod. Co. seeks creative, workaholic, self-starter to oversee reality & non-fiction dvlpmnt. Solid ind contacts, exceptional ideas & exp selling to ntwrks a must. Res/Cvr Ltr: (8/25)

Seeking EXPERIENCED Producer/Director for reality/docu-drama crime series for major cable network. Strong field exp. is a must. Apply at: or visit (8/21)

Casting Call

Tijuana Entertainment is seeking participants for the second season of A&E Network's series Obsessed which goes into production this fall in the Los Angeles area. The series documents people suffering from acute Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and their therapeutic journey to find help. People afflicted with OCD are encouraged to apply and those selected to be on the show will receive 12 weeks of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from experts including Dr. John Tsilimparis. For more information about the series visit and to set up an interview with the show's producers, casting directors or Dr. Tsilimparis send an email to or call Tijuana Entertainment at (310) 341-2500 and ask for Maria Skeels or Jessica Thompson.

August 19, 2009


Submission Deadline - August 31 (late deadline September 11)

Official submission guidelines and more information can be found at

As part of New York's legendary CMJ Music Marathon, one of the world's largest and longest running new music festivals, the 15th Annual CMJ Film Festival promises to be our most ambitious thus far. Having gained a reputation over the past 14 years for providing CMJ and New York audiences with the very best in breakthrough independent cinema, the festival also features advance screenings and premieres of high profile, cutting-edge films -- such as the box office smashes Pulp Fiction, Boogie Nights, Fight Club, Walk The Line, and Borat, and 2008’s Zack and Miri Make a Porno. We have a rich tradition of bringing artists and filmmakers into direct contact with CMJ's enthusiastic crowds. Past festivals featured face-to-face sessions with leading filmmakers such as David Cronenberg, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Moore, Harmony Korine, Wim Wenders, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, and Kevin Smith.

Selected films are eligible for the CMJ09 Film Festival Audience Award in each of four categories: Narrative Feature Film, Documentary Feature Film, Narrative Short Film, and Documentary Short Film. Also be sure and check out CMJ's first ever Film Festival Trailer Competition.

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival will take place from October 20 - 24, and will be headquartered in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, with screening venues throughout New York City. With last year's event bringing in over 120,000 participants, we expect this year's audience draws to be our largest to date!

You can get more information about the CMJ09 Music Marathon and Film Festival, October 20-24 at:

August 18, 2009

hotINK 2010

Deadline: September 1, 2009

hotINK is an annual festival of plays, presented at the Tisch School of the Arts by the Department of Drama which has featured the work of writers from 17 countries. hotINK brings together playwrights from around the world with distinguished actors and directors from the New York theatre, as well as students, alumni and faculty from the Tisch School of the Arts. All scripts must be submitted in English.


New Dramatists

Deadline: September 15, 2009

New Dramatists accepts writers for free seven-year residencies, during which they’re given access to the full range of services, including writer-driven new play development workshops, international theatre exchanges, free copying, free theatre tickets, writing space, retreats, temporary lodging, and numerous opportunities and community activities.


August 14, 2009


Applications Invited for Arts Presenters/MetLife Arts Access Award

Awards of up to $10,000 will be given to organizations working to increase access to the performing arts and other cultural experiences for the disabled or underserved communities....

Posted on August 12, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009

Getty Conservation Institute Offers Conservation Guest Scholar Program

Stipends up to $31,500 will be awarded to conservators, scientists, and professionals working on projects related to visual arts in residence at the Getty Center....

Posted on August 12, 2009
Deadline: November 1, 2009

French-American Jazz Exchange Offers Support for Collaborative Projects

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to French and American jazz artists collaborating on composition, touring, recording, and audience-development activities with a public performance component....

Posted on August 12, 2009
Deadline: October 23, 2009

Bush Artist Fellowship Program Invites Applications From Artists in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota

Fifteen artists will receive grants of $48,000 each as well as $2,000 to develop a communications strategy to further their work and foster community dialogue....

Posted on August 12, 2009
Deadline: Various

August 13, 2009

Southern Rep Calls for Play Submissions

New 10-Minutes Plays to be Highlighted in Southern Reps 2009/10 Season

New Orleans Southern Rep calls on Southern writers to submit bold new ten minute plays for the SOUTHERN REP NEW PLAY RIOT by October 1, 2009 for readings, production or broadcast during the 2009/10 Season. As New Orleans premiere professional theatre, Southern Rep continues its mission of finding, developing and producing outstanding original theatre with the RIOT. The competition-based NEW PLAY RIOT promises to showcase the new work of some of the Southern Gulf Coasts most exciting playwrights, both established and emerging.

Playwrights should go to for the NEW PLAY RIOT guidelines. The RIOT competition is open to playwrights native to or a resident of The Gulf Coast South, defined as Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, or Texas. Deadline for submissions is October 1, 2009 at midnight. Electronic submissions only. Questions and submissions should be sent via email only to

With this new Season, Southern Rep enjoys its 23rd triumphant year of developing and producing bold new plays, providing SRTs audience with professional theatre of the highest artistic quality and achievement, and establishing a creative working environment that nurtures theatre professionals. As New Orleans premiere professional theatre, Southern Rep strives to use the artistry of theatre to enlighten, educate, and entertain audiences, and aims to extend that service through educational and outreach programs.

August 04, 2009

deadlines for submissions

Public Theater Emerging Writers Group

Through an open application process, 10 playwrights will be selected for the Emerging Writers Group.

hotINK International Festival
Playwrights from around the world and faculty from the Tisch School of the Arts come together. FOR MORE INFO:

New Dramatists
Now accepting writers for free seven-year residencies. FOR MORE INFO:

STAGE (Scientists, Technologies, and Artists Generating Exploration) Script Competition
Plays must explore scientific and/or technological stories, themes, issues, o
r events. The winner of the STAGE competition will recieve $10,000. Multi-media theatre pieces, non-traditional plays, and new forms are encouraged. FOR MORE INFO:

Women's Theatre Project

The Women's Theatre Project is seeking full-length plays by and about lesbians written for an all female cast. Plays of interest will have a reading with an audience, with possible production in 2010 or 2011. E-mail play to with "Lesibian Full-Length Play" in the subject.

August 01, 2009

call for submissions

Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre

PO Box 1720

Mars Hill, NC 28754-1720


fax 828-689-1272

Thank you for your interest in ScriptFEST 2010, the Southern Appalachian Repertory Theatre’s 29th

Annual Playwrights’ Conference. We welcome your submission and hope the following information will

answer your questions. If you need more information, please call the SART business office at 828-689-1384.


SCRIPTFEST, the Playwrights’ Conference typically receives 100-200 scripts each year. A small army of

SART volunteers read each submitted script; those recommended for further review are read again by a

committee of theatre professionals. Once all scripts have been reviewed, SART invites up to six playwrights to the annual conference to hear their plays read by SART actors and Mars Hill College Theatre Arts students. Playwrights join the directors, actors, and audiences in discussions and critiques following each reading. One script may be considered by SART to be included and fully produced in a following SART summer season.

The 2010 Conference will be held in October over one weekend in the historic Owen Theatre on the

campus of Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, North Carolina. The Conference is free and open to the public; all are welcome to attend. Playwrights invited to participate in the conference are selected by late-August and receive room and board while attending the conference. If a play is chosen for production to be included in SART’s regular summer season, it will be scheduled for a one to three week run in Owen Theatre during June, July or August of one of the subsequent years, earliest being the 2011 season. The author of a script selected for production in a regular SART season will receive a $1,000 honorarium plus room and board.

Since its opening season in 1975, SART has produced fifty-seven new plays, many supported by a New

Works grant from the North Carolina Arts Council. World premieres at SART include Ark of Safety by

Howard Richardson and Francis Goforth in 1975; Wednesday’s Children by C. Robert Jones (1980); Ed

Simpson’s The Battle of Shallowford (1990); My Castle’s Rockin’ by Larry Parr (1993); William Doswell’s Full Moon Over Montmartre (2001); Finding Clara by June Guralnick (2003), Mountain of Hope by William Gregg and Perry Deane Young (2004); Finding The Absent Crescent by Gina Pauratore (2005); Taking A Chance On Love by C. Robert Jones (2006); The Memory Collection: The Legend of Bascom Lamar Lunsford by Randy Noojin (2007); Miracle in Bedford Falls by Mark Cabaniss & Lowell Alexander (2008); Home Again by William Gregg & Perry Deane Young (2009). Recent ScriptFEST winners are Ruthie by David Wright (2008), and Big Criminals by Steve Wisniewski (2009).

SART recognizes that developing new scripts is neither an easy nor a short process. The testing and

development of new material at the conference allows the playwright to refine and build the work toward

possible production. SART’s commitment to developing and producing new plays has distinguished the

company from other regional summer theatres and earned a Professional Division Award from the N.C.

Theatre Conference (NCTC).


A professional theatre dedicated to proven favorites, heritage of the Southern Appalachians, new works development, and opportunities for students and playwrights.


New scripts of full-length plays and musicals in English that are unpublished and previously

unproduced. No One-Acts. (Scripts that have gone through a developmental process or other readings

are eligible. Scripts produced by amateur community theatres and/or educational theatres are eligible.

Scripts produced by professional theatres are not eligible.)

TWO “hard” copies of scripts are required. And one author resume.

Author’s name and other author information should not appear in the scripts.

Playwrights may submit up to two different titles each submission period.

Excerpts and summaries will not be accepted without the FULL script.

No One Acts.

No film or television scripts, translations or adaptations.

Adaptations of novels and short stories are acceptable. Adaptations of movies and stage scripts are not


If you have submitted a particular title of yours in a previous year, it may be submitted again IF and

ONLY IF you have made significant revisions to the script since it was last submitted to us.

Provide a LARGE self-addressed, stamped envelope if you would like for SART to mail back your

script. The size of the envelope should be appropriate for the size of the script, and postage should be

the required postage necessary to deliver your script from Mars Hill NC to your address.

Preferred submission: ALL pages at least standard 3-ring hole-punched, if not in a binder.

1. Title Page: with no other information on it but the title

2. Synopsis Page(s) (optional) inserted directly behind the Title Page: containing play synopsis,

character descriptions, and other notes. (Do not include synopsis, notes, or other important

information in your cover letter. It will not be read by the adjudicators.)

3. Script

*DO NOT have the author’s name anywhere on the Title Page, Synopsis Page or the pages of

the manuscript. If you do, your submission MAY NOT be accepted!

4. Provide ONE additional and separate Title Page including author’s name, date, etc.

5. Author’s resume or some given background including thorough information.

6. If you include a cover letter, do not include synopsis, notes or other important information in the

letter. Anything you want the adjudicators to read, include on the inserted synopsis page(s) of the


White paper. Two-sided or one-sided pages is author’s choice.

Musicals should be submitted with the above materials, and in addition a score and/or a recording of at

least four songs on cassette or CD. (Only ONE recording is necessary for each title.)

SART will not notify you of receipt of your submissions, unless with your submission you provide a

reply-postcard for us to send you, including postage. (optional)

SART will contact you by email if your submissions are not chosen in the final twenty. If you would

prefer postal-mail notification, you must provide a SASE with your submission. (optional)

The deadline for submission for the 2010 ScriptFEST Conference is a postmark of no later than October 31, 2009.

Submit to: SART ScriptFEST ‘10, PO Box 1720, Mars Hill NC 28754-1720.

(We suggest you mail by the US Postal Service. UPS will not deliver to PO boxes.)

writing intensive in nyc

PLEASURE AND RISK: Testing the Limits
a weekend writing intensive with Brooke Berman and Karen Hartman

Explore pleasure and risk-taking (and the pleasure of risk-taking) in this two day exploration of what lives at the edges of your own writing.

Saturday August 8th and Sunday August 9th
1-6 pm both days
Art New York - 520 8th Avenue b/w 36th and 37th

What is more delicious, safety or breaking boundaries? This workshop will help you figure out what is SAFE, how to make a haven for yourself as an artist. We will also approach what is UNSAFE, how to move beyond individual boundaries and "limits" to create work at a new level.

Both instructors will be present the entire time, with lots of writing ideas and exercises, and opportunity to share work as well.

$250 for the weekend.

Limited space, write to Brooke and Karen at
with questions or to reserve.

Who We Are:

BROOKE BERMAN's plays have been produced and workshopped across the US and in London. She is a two-time recipient of both the Francesca Primus and Lecompte du Nouy awards; she is a recipient of a Berilla Kerr Award, a Helen Merrill Award, and a commissioning grant from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture for the play Until We Find Each Other, which was produced at Steppenwolf in 2002, directed by Anna D. Shapiro. Brooke’s play Hunting and Gathering premiered at Primary Stages, directed by Leigh Silverman, and was named one of the Ten Best of 2008 by New York Magazine. Her memoir, NO PLACE LIKE HOME, will be published by Random House in July, 2010. Brooke is also a screenwriter whose credits include the short ALL SAINTS DAY (directed by Will Frears), MAJOR MINOR DETAILS (the Mark Gordon Company), DISOBEDIENCE (Vox films), and an adaptation of her play SMASHING. Brooke has taught playwriting and creative writing as a guest artist in the New York City public school system, at assorted colleges, as well as privately to adults and through the “24 With 5 Teaching Collective” which she co-created at New Dramatists with Karen Hartman, Lynn Nottage, Jorge Cortinas and Dominick Taylor.

KAREN HARTMAN has taught playwriting for years at the Yale School of Drama, Yale University, Bennington College, and other universities and New York companies. She is the author of Gum, Leah’s Train, Goliath (Dorothy Silver New Play Prize), Going Gone (N.E.A. New Play Grant); Anatomy 1968; Girl Under Grain (Best Drama in NY Fringe; ALICE: Tales of a Curious Girl (Music by Gina Leishman, AT&T Onstage Award); Troy Women; Donna Wants, Goldie, Max, and Milk; Sea Change, a musical with AnnMarie Milazzo, and MotherBone, an opera with Graham Reynolds. Her plays have been performed in New York at the Women’s Project, NAATCO, P73, the NY Fringe, and Summer Play Festival, and at regional theaters including Center Stage, Cincinnati Playhouse, the Magic Theater, Dallas Theater Center, and elsewhere. She was awarded new play commissions from ACT in San Francisco, McCarter Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, South Coast Repertory, and others. Her work is published by Theater Communications Group, Dramatists Play Service, Playscripts, Backstage Books, and NoPassport Press. An alumna of New Dramatists and Yale (B.A., M.F.A.), Karen has received playwriting support from Rockefeller Foundation at Bellagio, the N.E.A., the Helen Merrill Foundation, a Daryl Roth "Creative Spirit" Award, a Hodder Fellowship, a Jerome Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship to Jerusalem, and Core Membership at the Playwrights Center.


California Council for the Humanities Invites Entries for California Documentary Project
Grants of up to $7,000 will be awarded to individuals working to produce film and radio projects that enhance understanding of California cultures, peoples, and histories....

Posted on July 30, 2009
Deadline: October 1, 2009

Stage Director and Choreographers Foundation Invites Applications for Observership Program
Twenty-five early career directors and choreographers will gain the opportunity to observe professionals in the field as they create new productions in New York City and at regional theaters....

Posted on July 30, 2009
Deadline: August 17, 2009

Guidelines Announced for American Heritage Preservation Grants
The program funds the preservation of endangered and fragile artistic, literary, scientific, and historical works and provides grants of up to $3,000 to libraries, museums, and archival collections for conservation projects....

Posted on July 29, 2009
Deadline: September 15, 2009

National Museum of the American Indian Offers the Visiting Indigenous Professional Program
The program will provide hands-on training in various disciplines at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., to individuals working in Native museums and cultural centers....

Posted on July 29, 2009
Deadline: September 15 and March 15, annually

Johnson & Johnson/Society for the Arts in Healthcare Grant Funds Available for Arts in Healthcare Programs
A total of $60,000 will be awarded to nonprofits and government agencies that are members of the Society for the Arts in Healthcare and whose arts in healthcare programs show evidence of initial impact....

Posted on July 25, 2009
Deadline: October 15, 2009 (Letter of Inquiry)