We are proud to announce our first playwright development opportunity, Two Good Dogs 'Dare to Dream' Play Festival, 2023, fostering New York City playwrights and performance artists. In our annual festivals we promote plays that call upon voices and experiences rooted in historically marginalized communities. TGD Productions is a New York-based non-profit theater company that provides inclusive opportunities for a diverse group of artists to create, collaborate, engage, and practice their craft.
WHY A FESTIVAL?
After a prolonged period of online theater and distanced life, TGD mounted a highly successful production of the play Jericho in June 2022. In 2023, TGD aims to re-ignite local playwrights by sustaining their development from first ideas to a finished performance or script. Following a submission and selection process, TGD will showcase playwright finalists through live staged performances and readings that reflect the state of affairs in our city and our nation in our Two Good Dogs ‘Dare to Dream’ Play Festival, June 2023.
TGD will provide the selected invitees:
- A development process designed to support the playwright.
- Guest actors, directors, and playwrights to assist, including in person table reads, scene work and feedback.
- One guaranteed reading at Theatre 71, New York City, as part of the TGD "Festival" in spring 2023. Actors from TGD’s troupe will participate, and Director(s) will guide the production. Moreover, if your play is selected as one of three finalists, your play will be fully staged by TGD on the final day of the festival.
- TGD’s ticketing, professional marketing and audience engagement to ensure wide distribution.
- Each finalist will receive a $500 award as Two Good Dogs ‘Dare to Dream’ Play Festival Finalist, 2023.
Submissions are restricted to New York City residents 18 years or older. Entries (one per playwright) must be based on your original work. The work cannot have been published or produced in a venue where admission was charged before April 1, 2023. Prior staged readings/workshop productions are not disqualifying factors.
We are looking for diverse, character-driven stories with thoughtful consideration for those with a unique story to tell. (No musicals.) Plays must be between 15-30 minutes in length (about 10 - 25 pages) that have not been produced.
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2023
Please submit plays in PDF or Word .doc or .docx format only.
Submit all materials through the TGD website www.tgdproductionsinc.com @TGDProductionsinc
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE A ROLLING SUBMISSION POLICY. WE WILL PICK PLAYS AS THEY ARE SUBMITTED. WAITING UNTIL THE DEADLINE IS NOT ADVISED.
STEP 1: REGISTER FOR THE “FESTIVAL” 2023
Deadline: March 30. 2023
Register by submitting up to a 200-word synopsis (not a sample) of a 10-30 min play that speaks to the TGD mission statement “plays that call upon the voices and experiences rooted in historically marginalized communities.”
In addition to a synopsis, submit a final or preliminary 10 to 25 pages draft of the play in standard play script formatting.
STEP 2: PLAY DEVELOPMENT
Deadline: April 15, 2023
Based on your synopsis submission, you may be invited to expand your concept into a completed 10-30 page one-act play. A development process designed to support the playwright/performer will follow, where guest actors, directors, and playwrights will assist, including in person table reads, scene work and feedback.
STEP 3: PERFORMANCE
June, 2023 (dates TBD)
Actors and directors will be provided through TGD for one 'off-book' performance or enhanced staged reading of the selected plays. Playwrights will be required to attend the first rehearsal in the month of May. Judging will occur and finalists will have an encore performance. Each finalist will receive a $500 award selected as judges' favorites.
Staging note: The planned number of performers should not exceed 4, and please consider the feasibility of your staging for a 'black box' staging (e.g., minimal props, sound effects, and lighting.)
There are no fees for any aspect of submission or staging. In return, TGD Productions requests the option to produce a staged reading of your work as part of its 2023 Festival season royalty free.
TGD Productions will provide the selected festival invitees ticketing, promotion, and marketing of their work.
Please submit all materials through the TGD Festival 2023 website www.tgdproductionsinc.com
Questions? Email us through the website.