Attention, Playwrights: Read on to learn how Play Submissions Helper can help you...

Get Your Play Produced and Become a Working Playwright!

When you know the tricks of the trade, becoming a playwriting professional is faster & easier than you might think!

Dear Emerging Playwright,

 

Picture this in your mind now:

It’s opening night at an esteemed local theatre. You’re sitting nervously in a box seat.

Sitting with you is your spouse, an attractive date, or maybe just a good friend.

The house is full of pleasant chatter.

Looking down at the rapidly filling seats below, everyone seems happy to be here. They’re all excited to see this “exciting new play” by a “bold new voice in the theatre.”

That “bold new voice,” to use the critic’s words, is you.

You check your watch for the hundredth time. Do these things ever start on time?

You glance at your companion, and they give you a reassuring look.

“They’re going to love it.”

Finally, the lights go down. The chatter in the seats dies down to just a few isolated whispers.

The intercom reminds everyone to silence their cell phones and unwrap their candy.

Your heart is ready to jump out of your chest.

Finally, all is quiet; the curtains open and the lights appear to reveal the opening scene of your brand-new play…

Wouldn’t that be a dream?

Of course writing a great play is rewarding in itself. You get to explore deep truths, examine the human condition, and live out great fantasies of love, revenge, redemption, and any other emotion that stirs you.

But as rewarding as it is to write a play…

It’s that much more fulfilling to see it produced in front of a live audience.

Plus, consider the fact that getting a play produced is probably the best way to improve as a playwright!

After all, it’s only when you can see your play performed in front of an audience that you can start to see how plays work on a cellular level.

There’s no better way to learn and grow in your craft than to see your work up on its feet in front of real people.

You begin to see subtle shifts happening between the actors…

You discover beats and emotional moments that come alive in the moments of silence in between your lines…

You start see the subtext take shape between the actors onstage.

What’s more, you get to watch how the audience reacts to those moments, so you know what kind of an effect your writing has on people.

It’s a magical and inspirational moment, seeing your work come alive.

Unfortunately, this is a rare experience for most.

The Frustration of Writing a Play Nobody Ever Sees

You spend hours and hours writing…

Rewriting…

Revising…

Getting feedback…

Adding new scenes…

Over and over again, until you can begin to feel your play coming alive.

There are passages in which you can feel the characters leap off the page.

There are lines so well crafted, so perfectly timed, that they strike you every time.

There are moments where the tension is so strong you can feel your fingers tightening their grip on the script.

Unfortunately, the sad truth is that you might be the only person in the world who will ever experience this amazing play.

If you’re like many playwrights, you’ll submit it to a handful of local theaters and then forget about it as you begin work on another play.

Maybe you’ll buy a print directory to look up more submission opportunities–but you’ll quickly become overwhelmed by how disorganized they are…

And frustrated when you discover how out-of-date they are.

(Most of these books are published once a year and never updated.)

But I have good news for you: It doesn’t have to be that way!

There’s because there is a tool called the Play Submission Helper that can…

Dramatically Increase Your Chances of Getting Produced

Here’s how it works:

When you sign up for the Play Submission Helper (your first year costs a measly $19, or $1.58 per month), you’ll get immediate access to the Masterlist of Playwriting Opportunities.

This Masterlist contains 400 highly organized play submission opportunities around the country, along with their submission guidelines and any other details you need to send them your script.

It doesn’t matter what kind of plays you write: dramas, comedies, musicals, 10-minute plays, full-length plays, one-act plays…

We’ve got them all covered.

Now if you haven’t realized just how valuable a list like this will be to you, consider this:

Submitting Your Play to a Theater Can Take Hours

Let’s walk through the steps of submitting your play to a new theater, one by one.

To submit your play to a new theater, you must…

  1. Find a theater online or in a published directory of playwriting opportunities (if you have ever looked through one of these huge directories, you know that you can easily spend hours just skimming through the opportunities available.)
  2. Make sure the theater accepts unsolicited manuscripts (many established theaters do not).
  3. Make sure the theater accepts & produces new plays (many theaters produce only the classics).
  4. Make sure that your play is the right length (many theaters don’t accept one-act, or 10-minute, or full-length plays).
  5. Make sure that the theater accepts plays in the genre of your play (many theaters focus only on comedies, musicals, etc.).
  6. Make sure that you meet any age/gender/race/location restrictions (many contests are geared toward specific groups).
  7. Make sure that your play doesn’t exceed their total number of actors allowed (many theaters prefer small casts).
  8. Find out when the theater accepts submissions (is it year-round, or do they have a submission deadline or window?).
  9. Find out how the theater wants you to submit your play (do they accept electronic submissions, or do you have to mail it?).
  10. Find out where to send your play (what email address or physical address should you send it to)?
  11. Find out who to address the play to (do they have a literary manager, an artistic director, or someone else in charge of new play development?).
  12. Take a deep breath, because now, finally, you are able to send them your play.

Keep in mind that you have to go through this process every single time you want to submit your play to a new theater.

Every single time.

Remember: your play will never get produced—no matter how brilliant it is—if you don’t submit it to theaters.

But do you really have hours upon hours of free time to go through all these steps, over and over again, every time you write a new play?

Play Submissions Helper Makes the Play Submission Process Nearly Automated

The way Play Submissions Helper works is simple.

Inside the member’s area, there is a “master list” of play submission opportunities.

This is the largest and most complete list that I know of.

It contains everything you need to know.

Each entry contains:

  • Theater’s name
  • Theater’s location
  • Length accepted
  • Genres accepted
  • Cast sizes accepted
  • Deadline
  • Prize money
  • Reading fee
  • Any additional info

It’s all right there in one easy-to-read chart.

Anytime you’re finished writing a new play and ready to submit it, just open the list and briefly scan it for theaters and contests that fit your criteria.

Every time you want to submit your play, just click on the theater’s name. It will take you directly to that theater’s “New Play Submission” page with the theater’s contact information.

(This way you’re always getting an up-to-date contact address, even if the theater moves or changes an email address.)

Having all this information at your fingertips allows you to completely skip the research phase–saving hours of time that you can use to spend writing instead.

But that’s not at all: here’s another important feature that you’ll love…

Play Submissions Helper Is Updated Throughout the Year

While it might not sound like much, this little feature makes a huge difference.

Think about how many new theaters are founded over the course of a year…how many new contests are announced…how many new festivals are put on.

These all present valuable new opportunities to get your play produced, and yet,  you might never know about them if you get a book that was written way back in December.

But with The Play Submissions helper you’ll receive monthly emails with brand-new submission opportunities, so you’ll never miss out on a new chance to get your play up on its feet and receive valuable audience feedback.

I’ve also decided to throw in a few extra bonuses with your subscription to the Play Submissions Helper, such as discounts on expert play critiques, and even a listing of theatrical literary agents!

At this point I’m sure you’re wondering:

How Much Does This Service Cost?

I want to get the price out of the way, because I know that might be an issue for you.

(You don’t write plays to make a fortune, after all. You do it because it’s important, because it allows you to express feelings and truths that lay buried deep inside.)

And that’s why I gave the Play Submissions Helper a very affordable price—just enough to cover the cost of hosting and maintaining this site with a little left over.

A year-long subscription is ridiculously affordable at just $3.25 per month (billed once at $39 for the year). For all the value this service provides, that’s an incredible value.

However, for a short time I’m going to make it even better.

I’m reducing the cost of your first year by over 51% to just $1.58 per month (billed once at a measly $19 for the entire year) in order to increase my user base. That’s literally less than the cost of one coffee a month.

Keep this in mind…

A portion of your fee is donated to the amazing charity East African Children’s Hope.

This fantastic program, which I’ve supported for years, supports literacy and writing for disadvantaged Kenyan orphans.

I know a dollar isn’t much, but when you combine your dollar with the dollars of all the other writers who are joining this site every day, it adds up pretty quickly!

At this price, subscribing to the Play Submissions Helper should be a no-brainer.

(Assuming you’re a dedicated playwright who is really serious about seeing your work up on stage.)

Especially when you consider the fact that this service gives you easy access to over $35,000 in prize money. If your play is accepted at just one contest or festival with a cash prize, you’ll make back your investment today many times over.

And if you don’t absolutely love the service? Then just take advantage of our…

Full 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

I give you my word...

And a 100% money-back guarantee…

That the Play Submissions Helper will revolutionize the way you submit your plays for production and will quickly reap dividends in your playwriting career.

If you aren’t 100% satisfied, I’ll gladly refund every penny you paid.

Remember: Getting new productions is the #1 best way to grow as a playwright…

And I think by now you should realize that using Play Submissions Helper is the…

#1 Best Way to Get More Productions!

(Faster and easier than ever before.)

The longer you wait, the more time you’ll waste.

Remember that researching all these opportunities on your own can take hours and hours of valuable time—time that would be better spent working on your next play.

Plus, don’t forget, if you don’t act today you might miss the 51% discount.

So click here to sign up and get instant access to Play Submissions Helper:

Buy Play Submissions Helper Now

Every single listing includes:

  • Theater’s name
  • Theater’s location
  • Length accepted
  • Genres accepted
  • Cast sizes accepted
  • Deadline
  • Prize money
  • Reading fee
  • Any additional info

 

Here’s what some of your fellow playwrights have to say about their experience using the Play Submission Helper…

“Play Submissions Helper is THE go-to resource tool for playwrights everywhere…and has been for years.  These people  are constantly updating & improving.”
Robin MacDuffie, Playwright
“The best source I’ve found for contests & information about new play opportunities is PlaySubmissionsHelper.com. Why? Because with the Helper, I have information about all the theatres & submission details. I can easily click on a theatre and go immediately to its website. If you write plays, this is a resource you should have.”
Leroy Clark, Author of Practical Playwriting and Writing for the Stage
“I subscribed to your list this year and it’s been a great way for me to find play festivals & competitions.   In the last 6 months I will have had 4 of my short plays included in various festivals. The yearly fee is well worth the price.”
Donna Noval, Playwright & Actor
“I work all day long and found it  tedious to seek out submission opportunities. I came upon Play Submission Helper & within moments was able to vet outlets that my works were right for. Lifesaver. I’ve already submitted to some pretty MAJOR competitions as a result.”
Playwright Marcinho Savant, of the The Marcinho Savant Group
“Many playwriting groups recommended you, and after 3 days of going thru your list, I’ve sent out a number of plays, and am still only up to the “M’s”. Thanks for the good work. You are more than worth the money.”
Jack Peterson, Playwright
“Finally someone has taken the time to compile listings that I do not have time for and wouldn’t know where to begin!”
Roman Long-Gonzalez, Playwright & Author
“I recommend that all my students join and use Play Submission Helper.”
Jacob Juntunen, head of the MFA and PhD Playwriting Programs at Southern Illinois University
“I have a new play that I want to send out — and sat down to relearn the ins and outs of the play submission world and am thrilled to find your website and service.  Also, I teach Playwriting at Flagler College and am thrilled to now have your website to send my students to for their short plays. Thank You very much!”
Lorraine Portman, Adjunct Playwriting Professor at Flagler College
“I’ve always felt that one of the hardest things to try is writing a play.  But it seems that the process of submitting plays is just as hard — that is, until the Play Submissions Helper.  My membership has been a tremendous help and something I will continue to use.  I especially appreciate your format, your user-friendly layout and design, and ease of operation.”
Tom Parks, Playwright

 

Are you ready to…

  • Quickly & easily submit your play to over 400 contests & theaters?
  • Save hours in research, so you have more time to write?
  • Get access to over $35,000 in prize money?
  • Receive a discount on expert play critiques?
  • Get your play produced and really kickstart your playwriting career?

The sign up for the Play Submissions Helper at its lowest price ever!

Buy Play Submissions Helper Now

P.S. As you can tell from the numerous testimonials on the right-hand side of the page, there are many playwrights who think of the Play Submissions Helper as their “secret weapon” for getting plays produced. But as this service becomes more and more popular every month, it will become less of a “secret weapon” and more of a necessity in an ever-more-competitive theater industry. The sooner you sign up, the more time you’ll have to take advantage of these 400+ listings before hundreds of other playwrights catch on.

P.P.S. Remember, the $1.58 per month price tag won’t last forever–so take advantage now before the price doubles!



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Real Reviews from Real Members:



"Play Submissions Helper is THE go-to resource tool for playwrights everywhere...and has been for years. These people are constantly updating & improving."

-Robin MacDuffie, Playwright






"Play Submission Helper is quick and inclusive. It lists accurate submission dates. My plays have been performed 31 times over the past 12 years, and many of these are due to the help of PSH."

-Dean, Playwriting Professor Emeritus at Baker University






"The best source I've found for contests & information about new play opportunities is PlaySubmissionsHelper.com. With PSH, I have information about all the theatres & submission details. I can easily click on a theatre and go immediately to its website. If you write plays, this is a resource you should have."

-Leroy Clark, Author of Practical Playwriting and Writing for the Stage






"The service that PSH offers is invaluable. Being able to find venues for new plays all over the world is great. Keep up the good work."

-Mike C., President of Dunedin Showcase Theater






"I subscribed to your list this year and it's been a great way for me to find play festivals & competitions. In the last 6 months I will have had 4 of my short plays included in various festivals."

-Donna Noval, Playwright & Actor






"I work all day long and found it tedious to seek out submission opportunities. I came upon Play Submissions Helper & within moments was able to vet outlets that my works were right for. Lifesaver. I've already submitted to some pretty MAJOR competitions as a result."

-Playwright Marcinho Savant, of the The Marcinho Savant Group






Real Reviews from Real Members:



"Many playwriting groups recommended you, and after 3 days of going thru your list, I've sent out a number of plays, and am still only up to the "M's". Thanks for the good work. You are more than worth the money.”

-Jack Peterson, Member Playwright






“Finally someone has taken the time to compile listings that I do not have time for and wouldn’t know where to begin!”

-Roman Long-Gonzalez, Playwright & Author






“I recommend that all my students join and use Play Submission Helper.”

-Jacob Juntunen, head of the MFA and PhD Playwriting Programs at Southern Illinois University






“I have a new play that I want to send out... and am thrilled to find your website and service. Also, I teach Playwriting at Flagler College and am thrilled to now have your website to send my students to for their short plays. Thank You very much!”

-Lorraine Portman, Adjunct Playwriting Professor at Flagler College






“My membership has been a tremendous help and something I will continue to use. I especially appreciate your format, your user-friendly layout and design, and ease of operation.”

-Tom Parks, Playwright







Real Reviews from Real Members:





"The very first submission I made through PSH was selected by a theatre company for production! I'm very excited and looking forward to using this great resource as I search for more opportunities for my works to be presented."

-Michael, Member Playwright






"This year I won a few play writing competitions that I found out about through this site! This has helped me market myself as a writer! "

-Jesse David Johnson, Member Playwright






"PHS is a great tool for playwrights and anyone in Theater to comb through and see opportunities for new voices/new works. If I had to research this information myself it would take an incredible amount of time. The fact that PHS does this for a small subscription fee, it is invaluable."

-Whit, Member Playwright






"I have Play Submissions Helper to thank for my last four productions. I love this site, it is so easy to use and full of incredibly helpful information. The cost is very low in comparison to how much time it saves you in research."

-Mercedes Segesvary, Member Playwright






"I have had multiple successes with opportunities found in PSH postings!! The listings are a vital source for Playwrights seeking a stage!"

-Andrew Michael Storm, Member Playwright






"I took full advantage of PSH's easy-to-use service and submit to countless theaters all over the globe. I've since been to London for a professional reading, and am going to New York and Hollywood. PSH has literally done the work for you and everything is laid out in a very organized and concise manner."

-Jason Kuhn, Member Playwright







Real Reviews from Real Members:



"Best value on the web! PSH has shown me submission opportunities that I couldn't find on the usual periodicals. MOST IMPORTANT... if I check in regularly, I don't miss deadlines!"

-Tom Canagh, Member Playwright






"The list is comprehensive and informative. I submit to at least five venues a month, and have been successful in placing a one-act and a ten-minute play in theatre companies I would not have even known about had it not been for PSH. I love this service. Invaluable for playwrights who long to see their work produced."

-J. H., Member Playwright






"What a wonderful collection of submission possibilities all in one place. I look forward each month to the announcement, knowing I have a few days until the end of the month to meet deadlines for that month, and then I move on to the next. Worth every penny!"

-Chalmers, Member Playwright






"Playwright Submission Helper has been a terrific tool helping me target my various works and to keep from missing any deadlines. I'm not sure how I could find one source for so many opportunities."

-Paul, Member Playwright






"The most comprehensive and up-to-date listing service for submissions I've ever seen. The format allows me to sort quickly through the opportunities, find the ones that are a good fit. I know I am submitting more often because of this service, and that alone is worth the really reasonable subscription fee."

-Terry Milner, Member Playwright






"PSH has been an invaluable resource for me. It's wonderful to be able to learn about so many calls for play submissions all in one place. Because of the opportunities I discovered using PSH, my play has been selected for three different contests. PSH is a great value, highly recommended!"

-Michael Lunsford, Member Playwright