SUBMISSIONS

National Queer Theater is a producing organization dedicated to the progress of new works. If interested, please direct all play submissions to submissions@nationalqueertheater.org. We seek social justice-based theater and the work of LGBTQ artists.

CALL FOR PLAY SUBMISSIONS: CRIMINAL QUEERNESS FESTIVAL
 
National Queer Theater is now accepting submissions for the third annual Criminal Queerness Festival (CQF), which will take place at NYC Pride 2021. CQF strives to uplift and amplify LGBTQ playwrights and artists from countries that censor or criminalize queer communities through the creation of exciting theatrical productions.
 
Up to four plays will be selected and given performances in New York City. The plays will be performed in a festival format with directors and actors from National Queer Theater. The winning playwrights will also be awarded a stipend of $1,000 USD each.
 
SUBMISSION CRITERIA
Queer voices across the world have been censored and silenced in countries where LGBTQ lives are criminalized and victimized. The Criminal Queerness Festival welcomes:
  • Plays by artists from countries that censor or discriminate against LGBTQ communities;
  • Plays that address themes of criminalization, homophobia, or transphobia outside the United States.
  • Plays that not have been previously produced in the United States.
  • Proposals for dance-theater or other storytelling formats are also welcome.
 
HOW TO SUBMIT
Playwrights should do one of the following:
  • Submit the following package to submissions@nationalqueertheater.org with the subject line "CRIMINAL QUEERNESS SUBMISSION". Anonymous submissions, or submissions using an alias are welcome.
    • The email must include:
      • Playwright’s email address, country of origin, and country of residence
      • A character breakdown
      • A play script (pages must be numbered) in PDF attached
      • Two notes no longer than 100 words each answering the questions:
        • How does your play fit the theme of ‘criminal queerness’ 
        • What has been your experience as a queer artist?
        • Could you stage your play in your home country?
  • OR Fill out the Google Form by clicking below
Submissions must be received by 11:00 PM EST (23:00) on November 11, 2020.

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