Howdy, Playwrights! Below you will find 25 play submissions opportunities with September 2018 deadlines — some with cash prizes!
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|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Black Power Theatre||90 mins||Plays of any genre that depicts characters of African, Caribbean or Black-American descent.||8/31/18||U.S. Virgin Islands||Fee: $10
|Bismarck State College Theatre||max 10 pages||Theme: “What Happened to the American Dream?” Brand new, never before produced plays only.||9/1/18||Bismarck, North Dakota||n/a|
|Darkhorse Dramatists||One Act
|Halloween themed plays. Previous prods ok, so long as it is unpublished. Monologues ok.||9/1/18||Binghamton, New York||n/a|
|Open Theatre Project||max 10 mins / 12 pages||Women, artists of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose voices have not been traditionally heard.||9/1/18||Boston, Massachusetts||“cash prize”|
|Pride Films & Plays||Full Length||Playwrights who identify as women. Stories with lesbian characters and themes. Must not have been professionally produced.||9/1/18||Chicago||Fee: $15|
|Road Less Traveled Productions||10 mins||Playwrights in WNY and Southern Ontario.||9/1/18||Buffalo, New York||No royalty or prize|
|Road Less Traveled Productions||“works in progress”||One-year developmental support for works-in-progress by playwrights in the Western NY region.||9/1/18||Buffalo, New York||$1,000 stipend|
|Three Cat Productions||Full Length||Never produced plays or musicals written by unrepresented playwrights who currently live in the Chicago area. Any style or genre.||9/1/18||Chicago||Fee: $15|
|Book Pipeline Competition||Full Length||Plays appropriate for film or television adaptation. Open to writers worldwide. Any genre. Published and unpublished works ok.||9/5/18||Santa Monica, California||Fee: $60
|Living Room Theater||10 mins||3-week play dev’t opp culminating in a staged reading for the public. Theme: Cultural Identity||9/7/18||NYC||No Fee|
|Navigators Theater||10-30 mins||New Sci-Fi plays. 10-minute or one-acts (no more than 30 mins).||9/15/18||NYC||n/a|
|Old Library Theatre||One Act
|Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.||9/15/18||Fair Lawn, New Jersey||n/a|
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|Playwrights First||Full Length||Int’l submissions ok. Plays with no prior full scale production.||9/15/18||NYC||Prize: $1,000|
|RTO Productions / The Hive SJ||Full Length||The play should have no previous productions. Musicals ok.||9/15/18||San Jose, California||Prize: $1,000|
|ScreenCraft||15-120 pages||Original, unpublished stage plays. Int’l submissions ok.||9/15/18||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $39
|Small Fish Radio Theatre||max 10 mins||Horror radio plays. Gothic, supernatural, non-supernatural – whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD! Must be unproduced.||9/15/18||n/a||n/a|
|Town and Country Players||One Act
|Comedies or dramas.||9/15/18||Buckingham, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|The Dare Tactic||10-45 mins||Development opportunity. Accepts works at various staged of completion. Excerpts from full lengths acceptable. Any genre and style. Artists submitting must be NYC based.||9/20/18||NYC||Fee: $10|
|Rockport New Year’s Eve||max 10 pages||Theme: “Something to Celebrate!” Content should be written for a general audience. No profanity or obscene situations.||9/29/18||Rockport, Massachusetts||Fee: $10|
|Actors Theatre Playhouse||10-12 pages||New works from regional writers.||9/30/18||New Hampshire and Vermont||No financial prizes|
|Landing Theatre Company||Full Length||The playwright must be a US citizen or legal resident. The play must not have been produced and must not have had a public reading in the Houston area.||9/30/18||Houston, Texas||Fee: $17
|Northern Kentucky University||Full Length||Plays with no previous professional or university production.||9/30/18||Highland Heights, Kentucky||Prize: $400|
|Phoebus Fire||30-90 mins||Theme: “Women’s Empowerment.” Int’l submissions ok.||9/30/18||UK||n/a|
|Pride Films & Plays||60+ mins||New Musical Theatre with LGBTQ+ characters or themes. All musical and dramatic styles welcome.||9/30/18||Chicago||Fee: $30
|Theatre Three||max 40 mins||Unproduced works only. Staged readings ok.||9/30/18||Port Jefferson, New York||$125 stipend|
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