Here are 23 play submissions opportunities that have August deadlines, with prizes up to $10,000! There is something for everyone: from 10-minute play submissions right up to full-length play submissions.
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|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Philadelphia Missionary Baptist Church||10 mins||Theme: “Steadfast and Immovable.” Pieces should be PG to PG-13 (but no cursing, sex or sexual innuendos, and/or gambling of any kind). Playwrights must produce.||7/31/18||Merriam, Kansas||n/a|
|American Shakespeare Center||2(ish) hrs||Looking for submissions that are inspired by or in conversation with Othello; Henry IV, Part 2; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; or Cymbeline.||8/1/18||Staunton, Virginia||n/a|
|Ensemble Studio Theatre||max 30 mins||Script which has not been reviewed in New York.||8/1/18||NYC||n/a|
|Pride Films & Plays||60+ mins||New musical theatre with LGBTQ+ characters or themes. All musical and dramatic styles welcome.||8/1/18||Chicago||Fee: $20
|The Tank / LIT Council||n/s||Development intensive for male playwrights of color. LGBTQ and cis-gendered males equally encouraged to apply.||8/3/18||NYC||n/a|
|Nylon Fusion Theatre Co||10 mins||Theme: Can You TOUCH Me?||8/8/18||NYC||n/a|
|Native Voices at the Autry||Full Length||Plays by Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights addressing all themes and topics.||8/10/18||Los Angeles, California||n/a|
|Urbanite Theatre||60-95 mins||Emerging & established female & female-identifying playwrights. US residents only. Plays must have an equal or greater representation of women, both in quantity & quality of roles.||8/12/18||Sarasota, Florida||Fee: $20
|Little Black Dress Ink||Less than 10 mins||Female playwrights. Plays and monologues. Theme: Swimming With Giants||8/15/18||Prescott, Arizona||n/a|
|Sundog Theatre||60-90 mins||Radio plays.||8/15/18||n/a||No Fee|
|Yale Drama Series||Full Length||Emerging playwrights. Int’l submissions ok. Original, unpublished plays.||8/15/18||New Haven, Connecticut||No Fee
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|New Light Theater Project||Full Length||Original, unpublished and unproduced plays. Playwrights must be NYC-based.||8/17/18||NYC||No Fee|
|Caltech Theater||80-120 mins||Science-driven plays, never before published or professionally produced. The playwright must live in the greater Los Angeles area.||8/21/18||Pasadena, California||n/a|
|Cary Playwrights Forum||10 mins||New, original plays from writers who reside in NC. Plays must be set within the patron area of a bar or restaurant. Adult content of scripts should be no more than PG-13.||8/25/18||Cary, North Carolina||n/a|
|Little Wonder Short Radio Plays Competition||10-15 mins||1600-2000-word full cast audio dramas (10-15 mins) written in English. Open to anyone aged 16 or over from anywhere in the world.||8/30/18||Paris||No Fee|
|Little Wonder Short Radio Plays Competition||10-15 mins||Same as the above opportunity (instructions specific for BAME and LGBTQ+ writers: Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, pansexual, 2-spirited, or asexual.)||8/30/18||Paris||No Fee|
|American Blues Theater||Full Length||Original, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok.||8/31/18||Chicago||Fee: $5
|Pipedream Productions||10-15 mins||“The audience will be blindfolded; therefore, the play will be read to an audience in total darkness.”||8/31/18||Denver, Colorado||n/a|
|Queens Theatre||3-10 mins||Plays on all subjects by writers with disabilities OR plays by any writer which feature a character or characters with a phsyical or mental disability.||8/31/18||Queens, New York||n/a|
|The Gallery Players||10-60 mins||Plays must be un-produced. Readings are ok. Must be the play’s world premiere.||8/31/18||Brooklyn, New York||n/a|
|Yellow Rose Productions||Full Length, One Act||Female playwrights only. Original works, not have been previously produced or fully staged.||8/31/18||Knoxville, Tennessee||Fee: $20, $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 another playwright’s work and give feedback.||Year Round||n/a||n/a|
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