Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 22 play submission opportunities with August 2019 deadlines.
Check out the opps for short and full-length play submissions (more opps when you become a member).
Note: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. For complete submission guidelines, please go to their websites by clicking the theater’s name.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Arkansas Theatre Festival||60 mins||For Black Box Production. Any genre. Playwrights must produce.||8/1/19||Little Rock, Arkansas||Participation Fee: $400|
|Arkansas Theatre Festival||max 60 mins||For Main Stage Production. Any genre. Playwrights must produce.||8/1/19||Little Rock, Arkansas||Participation Fee: $1,500|
|Black Girlz Productions||max 350 words||Seeking monologues or open letters to a black male. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok.||8/1/19||Houston, Texas||No Fee|
|Tennessee Women’s Theater Project||See right.||Full-length plays, musicals, one-acts, short plays, one-woman shows. Women playwrights only.||8/1/19||Nashville, Tennessee||Fee: $25|
|Village Theatre||Full Length||Musicals only (still in development). Seeking professional-level writers. Emerging, mid-career, and master writers are encouraged to submit.||8/1/19||Everett/Issaquah, Washington||n/a|
|Native Voices at the Autry||Full Length||Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Retreat culminating in public presentations.||8/5/19||Los Angeles, California||n/a|
|Polyphone Festival of New and Emerging Musicals||Full Length||Original musicals that are in development. Authors and lead creatives must be based in the NYC or Philadelphia regions during the rehearsal and festival period.||8/12/19||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|A.D. Players at The George Theater||Full Length||US playwrights / librettists / bookwriters only. Open to all styles and genres.||8/15/19||Houston, Texas||$1,000 honorarium|
|Book Pipeline Fiction Competition||Full Length||Open to unpublished and published plays for film/TV adaptation. No genre restrictions. Open to writers worldwide.||8/15/19||Santa Monica, California||Fee: $55|
|Brave New World Repertory Theatre||Full Length||Playwrights must be local to the Tri-state area. Pref. plays that address Women’s Rights and/or Environmental Challenges.||8/15/19||Brooklyn, New York||“small stipend”|
|PLAYA||10-15 pages (sample)||Residency: 2-week, 3-week, or 4-week session. If accepted, each resident is asked to submit a $150 security deposit. Int’l submissions ok.||8/15/19||Lake County, Oregon||App Fee: $35|
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|The Crossroads Project||Full Length||Playwrights of color. One-week new play development workshop culminating in a public staged reading. No restrictions in subject matter or style.||8/15/19||Bloomington-Normal, Illinois||No Fee|
|Theatre Odyssey||25-35 mins||US playwrights. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue.||8/15/19||Bradenton, Florida||Fee: $10|
|Theatre Viscera||Full Length||Plays written by queer playwrights for queer actors about queer characters.||8/15/19||Portland, Oregon||n/a|
|Urban Stages||Full Length||Plays must be written by women-identified playwrights. Encourages casts with a majority of women and plays exploring social issues facing women today.||8/19/19||NYC||n/a|
|The Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festival||max 15 mins||Theme: “Boo!” Horror plays and musicals including a great spoof. Playwrights must produce.||8/22/19||NYC||$100 REFUNDABLE deposit + $50 NON-refundable tech fee|
|American Blues Theater||Full Length||Original, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok.||8/31/19||Chicago||Fee: $5|
|Qu (Queens University of Charlotte)||max 8000 words||For lit magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.||8/31/19||Charlotte, North Carolina||Payment Upon Publication: $100|
|Ten-Minute Musicals Project||7-25 mins||Original musicals. Previous prods ok. Excerpts from full-length shows ok. Maximum of 10 performers — 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok.||8/31/19||West Hollywood, California||$250 royalty advance|
|Yellow Rose Productions||Full Length, One Act||Original works, not have been previously produced or fully staged. Women playwrights only.||8/31/19||Knoxville, Tennessee||Fee: $28|
|Playwrights Offering Free Feedback||Full Length||Full-length trade program. You must read a play and give feedback, and in return will have an opp to send a play and get feedback from other playwright.||Year Round||n/a||n/a|
|Trade A Play Tuesday||10 mins||Send in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday.||Year Round||n/a||n/a|
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