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 early 2020!

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Fells Point Corner Theatre10 mins / max 1700 wordsOriginal plays by Baltimore area playwrights. Playwrights who no longer reside in Baltimore but were once Baltimore-based artists may also submit.JanuaryBaltimore, MarylandPrize:  $150
Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs10 minsPlays that have received performances, productions and/or readings ok. Must have NO previous publication. Int’l submissions ok.JanuaryBonita Springs, FloridaFee: $15
King’s Theatre10 minsOpen to all playwrights worldwide. The play should not have been previously produced in any form. Any genre.JanuaryCanadaFee: $15
Prize: $300
Village Playwrightsmax 10 minsPlaywrights must be from Metro New York area. Plays must be about romance from an LGBTQ perspective. Playwrights must produce the reading including casting and a minimum of 2 hours rehearsal.JanuaryNYCNo Fee
Funhouse VI5-10 minsOriginal, unproduced play. Plays that have had staged readings will be accepted. No genre restrictions. Scripts may be comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, and/or musical. A $100 honorarium will be given to all selected playwrights.JanuarySeattle, WashingtonFee: $5 (w/no fee options)
The Drama Workshop:
Home Brew Theater
max 10 minsPlays may be on any topic. Must be unpublished. Must not have been produced in the Greater Cincinnati area in the year prior to the June 2020 performance. Previous public readings / workshops ok. Playwrights must live within 100 miles of Cincinnati.FebruaryCheviot, Ohio“small honorarium”
Kairos Italy Theater10 minsFemale and female identifying playwrights writing comedy. The play can be written in Italian, English, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Polish, Greek & Urdu language.FebruaryNYCn/a
Island Theatremax 10 minsKitsap County playwrights, both established & aspiring. Original plays. Content should be of interest to & suitable for high-school age & above audiences.FebruaryBainbridge Island, Washingtonn/a
Rapture Theatremax 10 minsThe show must contain a ‘holiday’ theme. Must not have been previously produced in Indiana. Playwright must currently reside in Indiana.FebruaryIndianapolis, IndianaNo Fee
Theatre@Firstmax 10 minsNew or established playwrights. New and previously performed plays ok. Theme: Myths & LegendsMarchSomerville, Massachusettsn/a
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