For Artists, Authors, Actors

Mainstage

Script Submission Procedure:
We do not accept unsolicited scripts. If you would like us to read your script, please email us a synopsis and 10 pages of dialogue along with a brief statement of 50-100 words explaining how your piece fits with Pillsbury House Theatre’s mission. Please include a resume. Read about Pillsbury House Theatre’s mission here. Please send submission to [email protected]

Response time and method of response:
After considering your submission, we will let you know if we would like to read the full script. If we request the full script, we will read it and get back to you so there is no need to check in with us. You do not need to include a stamped envelope in order to receive our response.
Synopses: 1-3 months. Response will be by email.
Scripts: 6-9 months. Response will be by mail

*If there is not an SASE for materials, it will be assumed that they may be recycled when we are finished with them.

Late Nite

The Late Nite Series is co-curated by Laurie Carlos and E.G. Bailey, and they review submissions and artists’ work in order to finalize the artists for the Series, which take place between October and November of each year. The primary focus of the Late Nite Series is emerging artists or emerging work (new work) by more established artists.’ We welcome work that is experimental, avant garde and works-in-progress. Our goal is to create a space where you are free to take risks, explore and even fail. Chosen artists must reside in Minneapolis or New York.

‘If you are interested in submitting for the Late Nite Series, please provide us with your email address, a website and links to your work, if they are available, so that we can see examples of your work. If you do not have a website or links to your work, please provide us with a work sample of 5-10 minutes of audio or video materials, on CD or DVD. Because of the number of artists that are interested in being a part of Late Nite, it is not possible to select every artist that submits, however, we do put artists on a waiting list for possible inclusion in following year.

Please send submission email to [email protected]. Please send CDs or DVDs to Kelsye Gould, Pillsbury House Theatre, 3501 Chicago Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.

Naked Stages

Naked Stages is a seven-month fellowship that supports emerging performance artists as they focus on their creative process and explore what it takes to bring an artistic vision to life. Naked Stages artists offer and receive feedback from one another and are mentored by local and national artists who encourage them to take risks and create work that is authentic to their unique aesthetic.

If you are interested in applying for the fellowship you must be a resident of Minnesota, attend monthly meetings, and be an emerging performance artist.  For the purposes of this grant, emerging is defined as artists who have not had a chance to make a full-length performance that is uniquely their own, and/or who have not achieved substantial recognition or audiences for their performance work.   Collaborators who have worked together in the past are able to apply as a group, though the stipend will have to be split between the artists.

The fellowship begins in April and the performances take place in the beginning of December.  Applications for next year’s fellowship will be available on Pillsbury House Theatre’s website starting in February, and there will be information sessions in March.

Chicago Avenue Project

We are always looking for directors and writers for the Chicago Avenue Project.  Please send your contact information to Ellen Fenster at [email protected], so we can put you on our mailing list for more information about participating.

AUDITIONS

Pillsbury House Theatre holds general auditions and auditions for specific productions for both Equity and non-equity members each year. Actors are considered for Breaking Ice, Chicago Avenue Project and Mainstage productions.  The next round of auditions will be posted soon. Please check back for more information.

Actors based in the Twin Cities area should make a habit of checking online at www.minnesotaplaylist.com

HOW TO SUBMIT: We also accept unsolicited headshots and resumes and consider each one for current and future casting. Electronic submissions must be formatted correctly in order to be considered. Both your résumé and picture should be either in a Word or a PDF format as one attachment. We prefer headshots to be 300 dpi, and your name must appear on your picture. Please submit to [email protected]

To submit a hard copy, please send your headshot and résumé to the attention to Faye Price, Co-Artistic Producing Director, 3501 Chicago Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55407.