Your health and safety is of the utmost importance to us. With the outbreak of COVID-19, we are here to support you through the emotional and financial toll this is having on our beloved theater community.
*Grants and Aid:
For those already experiencing emergency needs, please reach out to us through our Emergency Grant program for financial assistance.
We will be diligent in updating this community with information and opportunities for relief as we learn more day by day. We will update this blog post regularly with resources, educational tools, and opportunities for writers.
Playwright Sarah Ruhl reminded us that, “The theater has survived a plague before, not only in the 1600s, but also in the 1980s. And the theater, with its tender heroism, empathy and propensity to help others, will survive again.”
Take care of yourselves and one another. Keep communicating, creating and sharing your voices. Please reach out to us when you’re in need. We believe in you. And we believe in your boundless creativity.
Resources for Writers:
“The theater has survived a plague before, not only in the 1600s, but also in the 1980s. And the theater, with its tender heroism, empathy and propensity to help others, will survive again.” -Sarah Ruhl
Additional COVID-19 Relief:
- UPDATED: COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits for Dramatists
- Resources for Freelance Artists
- Resources for Freelancers
- Resources for Musicians/Composers (other than musical theater)
- Resources for Novelists, Fiction, and Non-Fiction Writers
- Resources for Screenwriters
- Resources for Actors
- Resources for Journalists
- Resources for Directors
- UCB writing workshops
- Groundlings’ new online classes (including writing, monologue creation, + zoom-improv).
- The National Theater is offering “Resource Packs” on many of their past productions.
- 380 free Ivy League courses online.
There are tons of TV scripts and teleplays available online. Check out:
- The World Monologue Game by The Monologue Project
- Try a free week of Broadway HD!
- The 24 Hour Plays launches Viral Monologues.
- Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley host daily live-streamed concerts with stars of stage and screen on Stars in the House benefiting The Actors Fund.
- Enjoy The Metropolitan Opera’s nightly opera stream.
- NYC cabaret hotspot 54 Below streams past concerts.
- STAGE offers free streaming of exclusive theatre sitcoms, like the wildly popular “Submissions Only,” and other series.
- HERE@HOME hosts watch parties every Wednesday evening of their full-length productions
- Get your fix of The Bard through full productions from British theater company Shakespeare’s Globe.
- ABC Discovers Writing Showcase. DUE MAY 15!!
- 7×7 10-Minute Plays is going virtual! Email RuleOfShow@gmail.com to submit your work or to register and watch on Zoom!
- Cabin Fever Film Festival will host WEEKLY short film competitions
- Women in TV – Submissions are open for The Blacklist’s 5th annual @WomenInFilm and @theblcklst Episodic Lab. (Due: July 19)
- Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition seeks to discover and support the most original and innovative screenplays from emerging and established screenwriters from around the world. 25% off entry w/ code: BAFFSPRING2020.
- Coverfly & The Script Lab are offering a FREE screenplay competition to help open talent-discovery to anyone and everyone, regardless of financial ability. This contest is open to feature, TV and short screenplays. Deadline 4/30.
- Yale’s popular “The Science of Well-Being” or “Happiness Project” is now available for FREE online.
- Podcasts for theater artists in self-isolation.
The LA Times assembled this list of 100+ fun things to do while in quarantine.