Ladies and gents, check out below to find your 25 play submissions opportunities with June 2018 deadlines!

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LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocation

Add’l Info

2019 LITE

One Act
(5-15 mins)
Prefers plays that haven’t been produced in North Carolina recently nor have been published (unless the royalty fee is very minimal). PG-clean (no serious profanity) plays that are not depressing – no therapy sessions, pets dying, people dealing w/ dread diseases. Note: No website. Send scripts to Jack Berry at carokann@nc.rr.com6/1/18  North Carolina

No Fee

Ground & Field Theatre Festival

See right.Musicals, full length, one act, immersive theatre, adaptations, and non-traditional experimental scripts.6/1/18  Davis,    Californian/a
Old Courthouse Theatremax 10 pagesOpen to residents of NC, SC, GA, VA, TN, and KY. Family-friendly plays. Any genre. Theme: The French Connection6/1/18      Concord,       North Carolina

No Fee


Full LengthComedies, musicals, dramas, classics, originals.6/1/18Fullerton, Californian/a
Warner TheatreOne Act
(12-30 pages)
Scripts will be accepted internationally but must be written in English. Previously produced scripts are accepted.6/1/18Torrington, Connecticut

No Fee

Winneshiek Players Theatre

max 20 pagesLooking for original, humorous Fractured Fairy Tales that change a fairy tale in an unexpected way; altering characters, adding modern language or events, changing an ending, etc. It has to be based on an actual fairy tale. Must be appropriate for children ages 9-13, G-rated.6/1/18    Freeport,    Illinois

Prize: $100

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

10-50 minsFully produced plays (cast, directed & ready to be performed June 29 – August 2018).6/5/18NYCFee: $59 once accepted
Raze The Spacemax 10 minsPlays must not have been published or produced previously. Theme: Exit Strategies6/5/18Los Angeles, California


Headlands Center for the Arts

Full LengthFully sponsored 4- to 10-week residencies with optional monthly stipend of $500.6/8/18Sausalito, California

App Fee: $45

A Light in Dark Places

5-15 pagesTheme: Suicide Prevention — with a focus on the experience of living with mental health conditions, the after-effects of suicide on those left behind, and resources for those in need.6/9/18Los Angeles, CaliforniaPrize: $50
American StageFull LengthAny genre. Playwrights will receive a $250 fee and will be provided a $250 travel stipend.6/15/18St. Petersburg, Florida


Jewish Women’s Theatre

One Act
(max 10 mins)
Theme: “It’s a Life.” Monologues ok, 7 mins max. Previously produced or published works ok.6/15/18Santa Monica, California



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Three Brothers Theatre

Any lengthTwo-year playwright residency. All genres of theatre. Scripts of any subject matter will be considered. The playwright must have completed at least three plays, or have an equivalent body of theatrical or literary work.6/15/18Waukegan, Illinois


Firehouse Center for the Arts

Any lengthShort, one-act, and full-length plays. Open to playwrights currently living in New England.6/17/18Newburyport, MassachusettsPrize: $75, $150
Book Pipeline CompetitionFull LengthPlays appropriate for film or television adaptation. Open to writers worldwide. Any genre. Published and unpublished works ok.6/20/18Santa Monica, California

Fee: $50
Prize: $10,000

OnStage! Award

Full LengthUnproduced scripts by US-based playwrights. Any theme, subject matter and style.6/20/18ItalyFee: $40
Slightly Altered States10 minsPlays focused on language-based and nonverbal learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Note: Click on ‘Special Needs Inititiative.’6/25/18NYC


Jewish Ensemble Theatre

Full LengthPlays that reflect issues of social conscience and human rights. Drama or comedy. Original work or adaptation.6/30/18West Bloomfield, MichiganFee: $15
Prize: $250
Long Beach PlayhouseFull LengthUn-produced, non-musical plays only.6/30/18Long Beach, California

Fee: $10, $100 honorarium

North Park Playwright Festival

max 12 pagesInt’l submissions ok. One or two previous prods ok. Any subject except nudity or off color humor.6/30/18San Diego, CaliforniaNo Fee
Playhouse Creatures Theatre CompanyFull LengthNew works.6/30/18NYC

Fee: $35
Prize: $500

Steel River Playhouse

Full LengthNon-musical, unpublished plays that have not yet had a professional production.6/30/18Pottstown, Pennsylvanian/a
The Hidden River Arts Playwrighting AwardFull LengthUnpublished and unproduced plays. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok.6/30/18Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Playwrights Offering Free Feedback

Full LengthFull-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 Roundn/a


Trade A Play Tuesday

10 minsSend in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work and give feedback.Year Roundn/a


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