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We Ain’t Done Yet
Theatre Fest


Phoenix Center for the Arts
November 9, 2019 

PERFORMANCE! * Panels * Discussion * CELEBRATION!

  • SCRIPT Submission Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • ACTOR/DIRECTOR Submission Deadline: February 15, 2019

Arizona Theatre Matters (ATM) is excited to begin planning for its 2019-2020 season by launching a call for writers and performers to participate in our first annual We Ain’t Done Yet Festival, which showcases some of the Valley’s most accomplished, virtuosic performers. ATM calls for Phoenix Metro area artists to get involved in two ways – by responding to the call for performers and directors and by submitting 10-minute plays. Both calls are opportunities for a new collective of artists to collaborate and to increase access for women over 40 to dynamic theatre created just for them – and for audiences to discover the untapped brilliance of the majority population of theatre artists worldwide.

ATM’s Call for Creative Artists will generate a directory of Phoenix Metro area woman artists aged 40 and beyond. The goal is both to expand our current pool of artists for next year’s festival and to increase awareness of the depth and breadth of talent in the constellation of regional elder woman performers. ALL PERFORMANCES WILL BE SIGNED AND DESCRIBED. ARTISTS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES FOR DIRECTORS and ACTORS: Please send a note by February 15th that includes a short bio in the body of the message. Let us know if you’d like to work on one or multiple plays, and what is your schedule, especially over the summer and into the fall.

Publicity image courtesy of The Open Eye Theatre, NY

In addition to Pamela Sterling’s new tour de force Louisa May Alcott – the power of a woman and other invited solo performers, the festival will feature a woman-only, ensemble production of A Single Woman. There are dozens of historical characters in the show and can be played from just one additional actor to an ensemble of up to 20 – the shape of our production will depend on the response, so please mention if you’re interested in participating in that exciting highlight of the festival. All artists will receive honoraria.

NOTABLE Historical Characters INCLUDE

Coretta Scott King * John F. Kennedy * Speaker Sam Rayburn * Franklin Delano Roosevelt * Maury Maverick * Fiorello LaGuardia * Harry Truman * Carrie Chapman Catt * Alice Paul * “Uncle Joe” Cannon

Jeanmarie (Simpson) Bishop as Rankin on stage at NYC’s The Culture Project, 2005



ATM’s call for 10 Minute Plays offers playwrights the opportunity to submit for consideration one-act plays with running times of no more than 10 minutes.  There will be 3 scripts chosen for the festival. All chosen playwrights will receive honoraria.

Electronic submissions only.

Send to as a PDF document only.

Must have the playwright’s name, address, e-mail address and telephone number on the title page.

To be accepted scripts must:

Be original and unpublished.

Be written in generally accepted playscript format.

Have a running time of not more than 10 minutes.

Be a comedy, drama, mystery or thriller containing ONLY characters written for woman actors over 40.

Be received no later than midnight Arizona time March 1, 2019.