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Writing and submitting 10-minute plays are great ways for new playwrights to get a start in the playwriting world, or for more seasoned playwrights to try out something new.

Check out below to find your 10-minute play submissions opps for 2021/2022!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Camino Real Playhouse 10 mins Plays can be on any subject. October  San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10
Over Our Head Players max 10 mins Original, unpublished comedies. Open to everyone w/o age or geographic restriction. November Racine, Wisconsin Prize: $500
Lakeshore Players Theatre 10 mins The play must be unpublished and unproduced. November White Bear Lake, Minnesota n/a
Philadelphia Artists’ Collective max 10 mins Theme: “The Illusion of Time.” Play that is in response to, in conversation with, or inspired by classical work. December Philadelphia, Pennsylvania n/a
Strange Prescription Productions max 10 mins Plays should center around nightmarish situations. All genres are encouraged except children’s scripts. December San Francisco, California Fee: $10
$100 stipend
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10 mins Comedy or drama plays of all types accepted. Int’l submissions ok. January 2022 Bonita Springs, Florida Fee: $15
Prize: $100
Equity Library Theater of New York max 15 mins Playwrights from across the globe. Also seeking monologues (max 4 pages/mins). Musicals ok. Playwrights must produce. March 2022 NYC No Fee
Santa Cruz Actors’ Theatre max 10 pages Int’l submissions ok. June 2022 Santa Cruz, California Fee: $10
North Park Playwright Festival max 12 pages Int’l submissions ok. New works. Any subject matter. NO nudity or off color humor. June 2022 San Diego, California No Fee
The Awakenings Project max 10 mins Publication opp. The playwright should have a relationship to mental illness (either self, family member, or friend) but the plot of a play need not be about mental illness. Year Round Wheaton, Illinois n/a
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