Hey guys, below are 14 theater submissions opps with April deadlines, with a total of over $2,000 in potential prize money. There is something for everyone – 10 minute play submissions, one-act play submissions, right on up to full length play submission opportunities.
Theater Name / Festival Name
Artemisia Theatre: 2013 Fall Festival of Staged Readings
Play must be about women and challenge the audience’s perception about women. Must have 1 female leading character
Jewish Womans Theatre: EVENING 3
Play must have an element of Jewish resonance and feature women or a woman’s point of view. Plays must also adhere to the seasons theme “OH, MOTHER!”
Santa Monica, California
Theatre Southwest: Annual Festival of Originals
20 – Minute Play
Accepts any form, style or genre except monologues. $5. $100 prize.
Obsidian Art Space
5 – 15 minutes
Accepts plays with “dark and twisted fairy tale” theme
Indie Boots Theatre Festival
Max 15 Min
Plays must use the word “Rebecca” in the title of the piece (“Rebecca’s Room,” “When Rebecca Fell,” etc.) Plays featuring women, LGBTQ characters highly encouraged.
Fly By Night Theatre
Accepts any form, style or genre. Challenging and edgy preferred.
Greensboro, North Carolina
Pittsburgh New Works Festival
One-Act (not longer than 40 mins)
Accepts any theme or genre. $15. $500 prize.
Work written by women with lesbian characters or themes. $30 fee. $400 prize.
FUSION Theatre Company: Annual Short Works Festival
Plays should be inspired by the theme “Failure to Communicate”
Albuquerque, New Mexico
The New England Theatre Conference: John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award
Competition is open to all playwrights. $10 fee. $1000 prize.
Live Wire Chicago: VisionFest 5
Plays must deal with technology’s influence on society (or what happens when things short circuit)
Full Circle First Nations Performance
Accepts any form, style or genre
The Chameleon Theatre Circle
10 minute up to Full Length
All styles and genres are welcome. $100 prize.
Lucky Penny Productions: An 8 x 10 Holiday: A Festival of 10 Minute Plays
Plays with a winter holiday/end of the year theme. $100 prize. $15 fee.
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Author: Dave Berns