TWB Digest #234
January 17, 2018 Issue.
Quote of the week
“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.”
— Joseph Chilton PearceHappy 2018 Theatre Folk,
We’re back at the start of a promising New Year 2018! We wish you a very happy one.
Here’s what’s up and coming for you:

 Opportunities for Artists:
Company Residencies & International Artists at 2018 Playwrights Lab
“The Banff Playwrights Lab was created by playwrights Tom Hendry and George Ryga in the early 1970s. Celebrating its 45th season in 2018, the Lab has sustained its founding principles of focusing on playwrights and developing new works away from the pressures of a producing theatre.
Each year the Lab welcomes Canadian playwrights and their collaborators, providing each writer a residency tailored to their specific needs with the goal of nurturing, challenging, and inspiring the next phase of their work. Each Lab features several international writer/dramaturg teams, an acting company, and partnerships with international artists and organizations.”
107 Tunnel Mountain Drive
Box 1020, Stn. 43
Banff, Alberta
T1L 1H5 Canada
5th Annual Unplugged “Eco Logical Theatre Fest” on the island of Stromboli in Messina, Italy
June 23rd-July 1st 2018
This is an event we thought you readers might love to hear about, which has received international and Italian accliam. It  is based on theatre, music, dance and other encounters that take place under “the light of the sun and the other stars” (quoting Dante); in today’s words: “totally unplugged”, as it does not rely on the use of electricity for lighting or sound amplification. It is an energy-conscious initiative, creating the opportunity of not using electricity when is not strictly necessary. Viewers and performers are invited to re-discover the timeless arts of theatre, music and dance by establishing a direct and unfiltered relationship, illuminated by the same light, unsupported by any special effects or electric devices. Artists and attendees will have the chance to witness the most famous Aeolian Island with access to theater powered by the Earth and the human spirit.
Contact: for more information 
” An intense experience, a showdown between art and nature.”, 17 July 2015
“Not Equal To”
Written & Directed by Basab Pradhan
Produced by Sindu Singh

 Original music composed  by Pranav Jhumkhawala and Naren Pradhan
(Music here)

Sunnyvale Theatre,  January 21, 2018 @ 2pm
The gripping tale of intrigue, inequality and corporate corruption set in the not-too-distant future of the Indian IT industry.
p: 408-458-9375

Group Discounts
For 6 tickets or more use GROUP6 for a 10% discount.
For 10 tickets or more use GROUP10 for a 15% discount.


International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018

Deadline Midnight (GMT) 31 Jan, 2018
Would you like to win £2,200 sterling, a trip to London and have your play broadcast across the world on BBC World Service? Writers from around the world are invited to submit scripts for the International Radio Playwriting Competition 2018.
The global competition hosted by BBC World Service and the British Council, in partnership with co-producers The Open University, offers the unique opportunity for playwrights to have their radio play heard across the globe by the BBC World Service’s millions of listeners.

                                         THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC.
THE WOMEN IN THE ARTS AND MEDIA COALITION, INC. will present the 2018 Collaboration Award recognizing Women Working With Women.
The $1,000 Collaboration Award and additional honorable mentions are designed to encourage professional women in the arts and media from different specializations to work collaboratively on the creation of a new artistic work.  As the aim of the award is to encourage women to work collaboratively with women of other disciplines, each collaborative team must be comprised of female members of different Coalition associations, unions, guilds or affiliate member organizations. Eligible teams may submit any form of creative collaboration on a new work that had its first public performance within the last two years, 2016-2018. A Public Performance can include–but is not limited to–a staged reading, gallery show, screening, concert series, festival, etc.
Submissions will be judged on the basis of artistic excellence and diversity.  All topics and subjects will be considered.  Special attention shall be given to those projects which reflect the goals of the Coalition:  to advance women’s work and women’s issues.
The team that has been selected and the honorable mentions will be invited to be recognized at an awards ceremony in New York in October 2018.  Women outside of New York may send a designee to speak about their project and accept the award.
Teams of two or more women working together on the creative project may apply for the 2018 Collaboration Award. Applicants must be members in good standing of two different organizations and/or affiliates with The Coalition.
Member Organizations include: Actors’ Equity Association, Associated Musicians of Greater New York Local 802 AFM, Dramatists Guild, League of Professional Theatre Women, New York Women in Communications, New York Women in Film & Television, Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, and Writers’ Guild of America, East.
Affiliate Member Organizations include: BOLD, Drama Desk, International Center for Women Playwrights, Inc., The Lambs, Inc., Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative, National Theatre Conference, Professional Women Singers Association, Theatre Resources Unlimited, 365 Women A Year: A Playwriting Project, WomenArts, The Women’s Media Center, Women Make Movies, and Women in Music.
Click Here for Application
Click Here for Funding Resources
The link to the application can also be found online at A pdf of the application may also be accessed in order to work on the submission offline.
Deadline:  The deadline for the return of completed applications is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, February 14th, 2018.  Award winners will be announced by September, 2018.
Send all inquiries and questions to: