Do you live in one of the states pictured? Are you an experienced or aspiring woman playwright looking to develop your play? We want to hear from you!
Submit your full length script for the weeklong Br!NK Residency Award or submit your ten minute play under the listed prompt(s) to the Br!NK Br!efs, a collection of short plays that will be presented as part of the Br!NK New Play Festival.
WHAT IS Br!NK?
Each year, Renaissance Theaterworks puts a call out for Midwestern women playwrights to submit their work. Two playwrights are selected to receive the Br!NK Residency Award to develop and advance their scripts. The Br!NK Resident Playwrights spend a week workshopping their play with a director, cast, and dramaturg; a team dedicated to researching and considering the script from every angle. Following the workshop week, the plays are presented as staged-readings for the public at the week-long Br!NK New Play Festival in September.
The Br!NK New Play Festival is unlike a traditional theatrical evening. These staged-readings are about the playwright’s work. At Br!NK, audience members are encouraged to stick around after the reading and give feedback to the playwrights. You’ll meet the actors and directors, and hang out with a community of people passionate about creating and enjoying new theatrical works.
The Br!NK New Play Festival also consists of Br!NK Br!efs - a collection of fully-staged 10-minute plays, and Playwriting Labs for aspiring or experienced playwrights. Festival goers can enjoy as many or as few events as they choose.
To be eligible to submit to Br!NK:
Only one submission per playwright, per year to the Residency – additional submissions may be made separately to the Br!NK Br!efs for each prompt. Only one submission per opportunity per Playwright.
Feedback is offered to the finalists and winners of the Residency program; We will be unable to give comments or feedback on any Br!NK Br!efs.
Submissions not meeting the requested criteria or any full unsolicited scripts will not be reviewed.
Br!NK Residency Submissions
The Br!NK resident playwrights spend a week with a director, cast, and dramaturg workshopping their play. The plays are then presented as staged-readings for the public at the Br!NK New Play Festival.
Submissions accepted August 15 - November 30, 2019 until 11:59 PM, CST
Submission for the Resident Plays are made through Submittable.
Please submit the following documents through Submittable:
• Questionnaire (In Submittable)
• PDF UPLOAD: A one-page Cover Letter addressing what you would like to work on in the development series.
• PDF UPLOAD: A one-page Playwriting Resume.
• PDF UPLOAD: The Full Script including:
PLEASE NOTE: The playwright’s name should only appear on the cover page and NOWHERE else in the document.
The Br!NK Br!efs Submissions
The Br!NK Br!efs are a collection of 10-minute plays that are fully-staged and presented as part of the Br!NK New Play Festival.
All submissions must fit the following guidelines:
PLEASE NOTE: The playwright’s name should NOT appear on any uploaded documents.
The 2020 Br!NK New Play Festival will take place in September 2020. Specific performance dates will be posted at a later date. Thank you for your patience.