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Athena Project’s Read & Rant: A Plays In Progress Series
Submissions Accepted: Tháng 5 15-31 for Tháng 8 Read & Rant

Athena Project’s new Read & Rant program seeks to combine the original form’s sharing of theatrical work with the wider public with the new play development aspects of Plays In Progress while also fostering collaboration between playwrights and dramaturgs. We are initiating these changes to Read & Rant with the goal to create digital opportunities for early and mid-career playwrights, uplifting women* writers and dramaturgs overall, and highlighting the underrepresentation of women* in these positions.

A total of four plays will be selected via lottery. Two of these plays will be featured in our next Read & Rant and will receive a moderated Zoom discussion led by a dramaturg and initial public feedback. The remaining two will still have an opportunity to receive short feedback from a dramaturg via a medium of their preference (written, audio recording, short video, or live phone call).

Submission Guidelines:

  • Playwright must be a woman* and may submit only one full-length script each month. Full-length is defined by at least 60 pages in standard playscript format.
  • Only previously unproduced plays are eligible. Scripts with prior workshops, readings or academic productions are accepted, but the script should be revised prior to submission to Read & Rant so the playwright receives the most benefit from this opportunity. (Presently, we cannot accept musicals.)

The submission deadline is Tháng 5 31, 2024, 11:59 pm MDT for Tháng 8 2024 Read & Rant participation.

Athena Project hiện đang tìm kiếm các bộ phim truyền hình để tham gia mạng lưới nghệ thuật của chúng tôi! Chương trình Read & Rant ảo của chúng tôi kết hợp việc chia sẻ công việc sân khấu với công chúng rộng lớn hơn và các khía cạnh phát triển vở kịch mới của Plays In Progress Series trước đây của chúng tôi, đồng thời thúc đẩy sự hợp tác giữa các nhà viết kịch và nhà viết kịch. Hãy nghĩ đến câu lạc bộ sách cho các vở kịch! 

Plays In Progress Readers

At this time we’re not looking for plays-in-progress readers, however, if you love plays and supporting women writers, we invite you to join us at an upcoming Read & Rant session–there are plenty of opportunities to connect over plays and ranting.  And who knows, you might even find one to rave about!


Please check back for future dance submission opportunities.

Please check back for future fashion submission opportunities.

Visual Art

Please check back for future visual art submission opportunities. 


We need musicians!

Starting Tháng 6 4, and running every Thứ ba until the end of Tháng 8, we have opportunities for 13 musicians to perform on the patio at the Colorado Center for Women’s History. We are seeking applicants that meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be able to perform for 2 hours continuously with no more than one 10 minute break in between.
  2. Must be able to provide all necessary equipment to perform (including all sound equipment, amps, microphones, cables, etc.)
  3. Must be able to load in and setup inside a 15 minute window prior to their set start time, and break down and load out within a 15 minute window following the end of the set.
  4. Must be able to provide “family friendly” entertainment only.
  5. This is a rain or shine OUTDOOR event.  In the event of inclement weather, we will move inside the Center for Colorado Women’s History Museum. Flexibility is required.
  6. Must be able to play live–prefer no recorded tracks or karaoke style performances.

Singer/Songwriter Soloists and Duos encouraged to apply.  Preferred genres of music are jazz, classical, acoustic guitar, harpists, floutists, acapella singers, etc.  Trios and groups will be considered as space is available, but stipend is set at $375/2 hour time slot regardless of the number of people in the group.

At this time we are NOT seeking other art forms–only musicians.  However, if you are an artist working in another genre, please join our mailing list so you may stay abreast of all upcoming opportunities.

Please fill in the form as completely as possible as if you are accepted, this helps us save a back and forth step of gathering more information from you.

Deadline to submit for our next round is MIDNIGHT on APRIL 12th! 

*Athena Project recognizes that gender and identity are part of a spectrum and can be complex topics. We welcome dialogue and questions. We also wish to create a safer space for the expression and growth of all women, nonbinary, trans, intersex, genderfluid people, and people who are also members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

If you have any questions, please contact Olivia Buntaine at obuntaine@athenaprojectarts.org. Thank you!

Stage Managers

Call for Stage Managers for Curating Art for Impact event

Join Athena Project this summer for a Stage Manager gig onsite at the Center for Women’s History from 5:00-7:00pm on Tuesdays where they will be managing the artists who are performing on the patio. Primary responsibilities include greeting artists at their designated arrival time, showing artists to their setup location, and communicating with the business owners as needed. Duties also include using two weather apps to monitor inclement weather, work with Athena Project and Center for Women’s History organizers to ensure safety of the artists and instruments in case of inclement weather or other emergencies, working with Production Coordinator to manage any last minute or unexpected challenges, and to notify the Producer immediately of any last minute changes and/or issues. 

Available Dates: 

Thứ ba, Tháng 6 4th
Thứ ba, Tháng 6 11th
Thứ ba, Tháng 6 18th
Thứ ba, Tháng 6 25th
Thứ ba, Tháng 7 2nd
Thứ ba, Tháng 7 9th
Thứ ba, Tháng 7 16th
Thứ ba, Tháng 7 23rd
Thứ ba, Tháng 7 30th
Thứ ba, Tháng 8 6th
Thứ ba, Tháng 8 13th
Thứ ba, Tháng 8 20th
Thứ ba, Tháng 8 27th


  • Stipend is $65 for approx 2.5 hours.
  • Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the event to greet musicians (so 4:30pm) and stay until the performance ends.
  • Musicians will get a 10 min break after first hour of performance but must play until 7pm unless weather is prohibitive
  • Parking is at your expense. Other than street parking, our recommended parking spot is Cultural Center Parking Garage at 65 W 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80204. Parking is $2/hr for up to 8 hours fyi.
  • There will be a group meeting/training prior to the first event to review detailed expectations and Athena Project protocols for all of these events.

Please submit all inquiries to Olivia Buntaine at obuntaine@athenaprojectarts.org. In your email, please include:

  1. A resume
  2. A reference that can speak to reliability
  3. The dates from the above list that you are available.  We may book you for more than one!