Submit your one-woman show

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Please read all guidelines carefully. Shows submitted outside the specified dates and/or guidelines WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Important dates:
– Submissions due by Friday, May 30th.
– Selections will be made and artists notified by July 31st.
– Performance dates will be in October 2014.

We primarily look for solo shows by female writer/performers, but we do consider submissions by male writers that explore complex female characters and perspectives and are appropriate for a celebration of female voices. Please don’t put a woman’s name on your play. It WON’T help you.

We prefer shows that have not yet been produced in New York City, but are willing to consider shows previously produced in NYC, provided they are not performed in the 60 days prior to Estrogenius.

Submissions for EstroGenius are ONLY accepted electronically. Video links are encouraged and welcome. You can load them into Dropbox, or Vimeo, or YouTube and send a link. No in person submissions will be accepted. Please do NOT send unfinished scripts – they will not be considered.

Submissions must be submitted via the Submission Form link (see below).

Submissions and payment must be submitted via the Submission Form link.

The Submission Charge for consideration for the festival is $5.

Please number the pages of your script.

Please complete all required fields on Submission Form.

There are no stipulations on content or subject matter. Material need not be women’s-issues oriented. We’re interested in all that women are writing about.

Your solo show will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
o Does it have a clear beginning, middle, and end?
o Is the subject matter new and interesting or, if it’s a familiar story, is it told in an interesting or innovative way?
o Is it well written?
o Will it work in our space?

Solo shows cannot run longer than 60 minutes. Be sure to time your play accurately. If your show is longer than 60 minutes, you will be required to edit. If you have a show that is shorter than 60 minutes, it can be considered for inclusion in an evening of short pieces, but TIME YOUR MATERIAL ACCURATELY, so that we can plan accordingly.

All plays should require only simple production values (sets, lights and costumes). If it can’t be done with our unit set and some imagination, then please don’t submit it!

Your solo show must be cast, and have a director. We do not cast and produce your show for you, so if you do not have an actor or director, or cannot get one on your own, please do not submit it.

An electronic confirmation will be sent to you to let you know when all of your materials (cover sheet, script, & other materials) have been received/processed.

Ready to submit? Click here.