9 Playwriting Contests with CASH prizes (2013)

What’s the one thing better than seeing your play go up?  Getting PAID for it!  Whether your New Year’s resolution is to submit more, or to take ahold of your finances, you’ll want to check out these 2013 playwriting contests.

Theater Name / Festival Name

URL

Length Accepted

Genre(s) Accepted

Submission Deadline

Location

Urban Stages

URL

Full Length

Plays focused on social, racial and/or cultural issues,  preferred. Prize: $500

Year Round

NYC

Somerset Community College

URL

5-15 minutes

Play should be comic in nature, No profanity or sexual content.  Prize: $30-45

Year Round

Somerset, KY

MadLab

URL

70-120 minutes

Accepts any form, style or genre.  Prize: $200 plus 10% of box office

6/1/13

Columbus, Ohio

Thespis Theater Festival

URL

75-90 minutes

Only playwrights from NY, NJ and CT will be accepted.  If selected, playwright must direct/cast show etc, and bring in 39 audience members.  Prize: $3500.

6/1/13

NYC

Weathervane Community Playhouse

URL

10-Min Max

Playwrights must be U.S. citizens, Play must use a “Tennis Racquet” as a prop, can be incidental, or the play’s centerpiece, but it must be seen on stage.  Prizes range: $50-$350. Fee: $10

5/31/13

Akron, Ohio

Theatre Conspiracy

URL

Full Length

Any Genre except musicals. Prize: $700.  Fee: $5.  (Free if Dramatist Guild member).

3/30/13

Ft. Myers, Fl

Ohio State University: Newark

URL

Full Length

Accepts any form, style or genre.  Prize: $ 500

3/30/13

Newark, Ohio

Bloomington Playwrights Project:  Woodward/Newman Award

URL

Full Length (75-135 min)

Drama(?). Musicals ok. Prize: $3000. Fee: $10, or $0 if Dramatist Guild member.

3/1/13

Bloomington, Indiana

Toowoomba Repertory Theatre

URL

One Act (30-45 minutes)

No restrictions on subject matter, theme or style. Prize: $500-$2000 Fee: $30 (Australian $)

1/31/13

Toowoomba, Australia

 

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