Howdy, Playwrights! We’re counting down the days before the New Year!
If your resolution is to step up with your playwriting submissions, now is the time to start off on the right foot!
So let me share with you these 25 play submissions opportunities with January 2019 deadlines.
|Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|On the Edge Theater Company of Chillicothe||Any length||Looking for the following genres: parody, comedy, social pieces, LGBT based, mental illness. Open to anything edgy, with a message. Prefers authors from Ohio but are open to national submissions. Note: No website. Submissions should be sent to email@example.com||12/31/18||Chillicothe, Ohio||n/a|
|Wildacres||n/s||1 or 2-week residency.||1/1/19||Little Switzerland, North Carolina||App Fee: $20|
|Garry Marshall Theatre||Full Length||Plays that have never had a professional AEA production and have never been published.||1/5/19||Burbank, California||Fee: $20 $100 honorarium|
|James Merrill House||max 10 pages (sample)||4-1/2 month residency or shorter residencies of 2 to 6 weeks. Includes a stipend of $1,000/month.||1/8/19||Stonington, Connecticut||App Fee: $30|
|King’s Theatre||10 mins||Open to all writers and playwrights worldwide. Any genre. The play should not have been previously produced in any form.||1/14/19||Nova Scotia, Canada||Fee: $15 Prize: $300|
|Village Playwrights||max 10 mins||Playwrights from the Metro New York area. Plays must be about the LGBTQ experience and have a Valentine’s Day theme. Playwrights must produce.||1/14/19||NYC||No Fee|
|B3 Theater||5-15 pages||Subject matter is open, pref. experimental and progressive works. Any genre, including monologues and musicals. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok.||1/15/19||Phoenix, Arizona||No Fee Prize: $50|
|Elephant Room Productions||10-20 mins||Plays concerning the opioid crisis.||1/15/19||Philadelphia and NYC||n/a|
|MacDowell Colony||Full Length||Residencies of up to 8 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees.||1/15/19||Peterborough, New Hampshire||App Fee: $30|
|Qu Literary Magazine||max 8000 words||For literary magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.||1/15/19||Charlotte, North Carolina||Fee: $2 Payment Upon Publication: $100|
|Elsewhere Studios||n/s||1-6 months residency.||1/17/19||Paonia, Colorado||App Fee: $30|
|Jewel Box Theatre||Full Length||Unproduced plays only.||1/18/19||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||Fee: $5 Prize: $750|
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|Farmington Players||10-30 mins||Original, non-musical one-act plays from Michigan playwrights. Plays that have had prior readings or productions will be accepted.||1/20/19||Farmington Hills, Michigan||n/a|
|Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs||10 mins||Plays that have received performances, productions and/or readings, but NOT a previous publication.||1/21/19||Bonita Springs, Florida||Fee: $15|
|Theatre of Western Springs||One Act (max 40 mins)||Plays must not have been previously produced or published. You may mail your submission to: 2019 New Plays Workshop Submission The Theatre of Western Springs 4384 Hampton Avenue Western Springs, IL 60558 Any Questions should be directed to: TWSnewplaysworkshop@gmail.com For direct submissions, please email: DW@theatrewesternsprings.com with “2019 NEW PLAYS SUBMISSION” in the subject heading.||1/21/19||Western Springs, Illinois||No Fee|
|Ain’t I a Woman Playfest||10-15 mins||Play must be an original, unpublished and unproduced piece written by a Woman-of-color playwright. Female-identified, transsexual, transgender, or gender-queer playwrights are encouraged to apply.||1/31/19||Louisville, Kentucky||n/a|
|Atlanta Fringe Audio||Any length||All genres accepted: fiction podcasts, old time radio, radio drama, musical radio drama, non-fiction podcasts, etc.||1/31/19||Atlanta, Georgia||Fee: $25 Prize: $100|
|Collaboraction Theatre Company||5-7 mins||Young playwrights, under the age of 21, from the Chicagoland area.||1/31/19||Chicago||n/a|
|Drip Action Theatre Company||30-40 mins||Int’l submissions ok.||1/31/19||Arundel, UK||No Fee Prize: £250|
|Dubuque Fine Arts Players||max 40 mins||Original, unproduced, one-act plays.||1/31/19||Dubuque, Iowa||Fee: $20/$15 Prize: $600|
|The New American Theatre||max 15 mins||Int’l submissions ok. One-act plays. Must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.||1/31/19||Culver City, California||Fee: $10|
|The ONE Festival||See right.||Accepts full-length plays (45 mins to 1 hr) and short plays (max 30 mins).||1/31/19||Brooklyn, New York||Fee: $50, $100|
|Theatre Suburbia||90-120 mins||Family-friendly mellerdrammer.||1/31/19||Houston, Texas||n/a|
|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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