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Below is a list of 10 Chicago-based play submissions opportunities that accept submissions year-round!


Name Length Nature of Opportunity
AstonRep Theatre Company Full Length Chicago playwrights especially encouraged to submit.
Ghostlight Ensemble 10 pages (sample) New works that fit the mission, “to shed light on the human experience.”
Idle Muse Theatre Company Full Length The play must fit with the theater’s mission statement and three core production principles of “Transporting. Timely. True.”
Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered Theatre Full Length Original plays by African American & African Diaspora playwrights. Female identified playwrights strongly encouraged to submit.
Otherworld Theatre Full Length The play must be within the genres of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy, or contain significant Sci-Fi or fantastical elements.
Porchlight Music Theatre See right. Invites unrepresented writers to submit a brief bio and short synopsis, with ten pages of sample dialogue and music on CD or sent electronically.
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble See right. Women playwrights. Synopsis submissions only.
Steep Theatre Company 10 pages (sample) New plays.
Teatro Vista Full Length New work by new playwrights. Works that celebrate the riches of Latinx culture. See the theater’s mission, values and vision.
Urban Theater Company 10 pages (sample) Thought-provoking works.
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