Below is a list of 15 Chicago-based play submissions opportunities that accept submissions year-round!

NameLengthNature of Opportunity
AstonRep Theatre CompanyFull LengthChicago playwrights especially encouraged to submit.
Commission Theatre10 pages (sample)Writing samples only.
eta Creative Arts FoundationFull LengthNew works about African American lifestyles, experiences and aspirations.
Goodman Theatre10 pages (sample)Writing samples only.
Idle Muse Theatre CompanyFull LengthThe play must fit with the theater’s mission statement and three core production principles of “Transporting. Timely. True.”
MPAACTFull LengthOriginal plays by African American and African Diaspora playwrights.
Steep Theatre Company10 pages (sample)New plays.
Teatro VistaFull LengthNew work by new playwrights. Works that celebrate the riches of Latinx culture. See the theater’s mission, values and vision.
The Side ProjectFull LengthEmerging and established playwrights.
Urban Theater Company10 pages (sample)Thought-provoking works.
Windy City PlayhouseFull LengthComedies. Must be aligned with the mission of presenting contemporary, relevant, approachable plays accessible to audiences of all kinds.
Dandelion Theatre10 pages (sample)Playwrights must be based in the Chicago area and available to attend the reading series in person.
Ma’at Production Association of Afrikan Centered TheatreFull LengthOriginal plays by African American & African Diaspora playwrights. Female identified playwrights strongly encouraged to submit.
Rivendell Theatre EnsembleSee right.Women playwrights. Synopsis submissions only.
The Fine Print Theatre CompanyFull LengthPrefers Chicago area playwrights. The play must be previously unproduced.
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