Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 26 play submission opportunities with January 2020 deadlines.
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|
|Rapture Theatre||Full Length||Dev’t opp, culminating with a staged reading. The play must not have had any previous public table readings, staged reading, or performances. Private readings are fine. Playwright must currently reside in Indiana.||12/31/19||Indianapolis, Indiana||No Fee|
|Nomad Theatre Company||5-30 mins||Plays centering around “The Art Show”. Plays that involve any kind of art. Wide range of actors available, ranging in age from 18 to 81. No website. Submit your entry to email@example.com||1/1/20||Bloomington, Illinois||n/a|
|The Players Theatre||max 15 mins / 15 pages||Plays and musicals. Playwrights must produce. Theme: SEX||1/2/20||NYC||n/a|
|Theatre Now New York||max 10 mins||Accepts musicals across all styles and genres, as well as consider foreign language and/or bilingual scripts. Previously produced works ok.||1/6/20||NYC||n/a|
|Women’s Project Theater||Full Length||Two-year development lab. Open to early career women+ playwrights living within 90 minutes of WP Theater via car or rail.||1/6/20||NYC||“stipend”|
|Corkscrew Theater Festival||Full Length||Any genre, content, or theme.||1/10/20||NYC||No Fee|
|Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs||10 mins||Plays that have received performances, productions and/or readings are accepted. Must NOT have had a previous publication. Int’l submissions ok.||1/13/20||Bonita Springs, Florida||Fee: $15|
|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.||1/13/20||Canada||Fee: $15
|Shakespeare in the ‘Burg||One Act
(max 30 mins)
|Open to all playwrights. Scripts must be original. Any style and genre. Must be appropriate for an audience of all ages, including younger children.||1/14/20||Middleburg, Virginia||Prize: $550|
|Qu Literary Magazine||max 8000 words||For literary magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.||1/15/20||Charlotte, North Carolina||Fee: $2
Payment Upon Publication: $100
|The Literal Challenge
29 Plays Later
|Any length||Playwriting challenge – complete a playwriting challenge every day in February. Int’l submissions ok. Submissions can be written in any language. Check website for more info.||1/28/20||UK||Fee: £22.22;
“completers receive share of the pot”
|Atlanta Fringe||30-55 mins||Encourages artists of every creed, color, age, nationality, sexuality, and weird fetish to apply. $300 plus production fee.||1/31/20||Atlanta, Georgia||App Fee: $25.87/36.09|
|Atlanta Fringe Audio||Any length||All genres accepted: fiction podcasts, old time radio, radio drama, musical radio drama, non-fiction podcasts, etc.||1/31/20||Atlanta, Georgia||Fee: $25/$35|
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|BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition||53 mins||Radio plays. New and established writers, aged 18 or over, living outside the UK.||1/31/20||London||Prize: £2500 + trip to London|
|Cone Man Running Productions||5 mins||Int’l submissions ok. 5-minute plays or monologues. Comedy or drama. Previous prods ok if not staged within Houston, Texas.||1/31/20||Houston, Texas||No Fee|
|Drip Action Theatre Company||30-40 mins||Int’l submissions ok.||1/31/20||Arundel, UK||No Fee
|Dubuque Fine Arts Players||One Act
(max 40 mins)
|Original, unproduced plays.||1/31/20||Dubuque, Iowa||Fee: $20/$15
|Funhouse VI||5-10 mins||Original, unproduced play. Previous staged readings ok. Any genre. A $100 honorarium will be given to all selected playwrights.||1/31/20||Seattle, Washington||Fee: $5 (w/no fee options)|
|Roadrunner New Mexico Theater Festival||Full Length||New Mexico playwrights. Playwrights must be in attendance at the Festival. No previously published or produced plays can be considered. Staged readings are allowed.||1/31/20||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Fee: $10|
|Silver Spring Stage||max 45 pages (10-30 mins)||Scripts must be original and unpublished, but may have been previously performed.||1/31/20||Silver Spring, Maryland||Fee: $10
|Southwest Theatre Productions||Two Act, One Act (see right)||75-95 pages (two act), or 60-75 pages (one act).||1/31/20||Austin, Texas||Fee: $25/$35
|The 4208 Group||max 15 mins||Plays can be on any subject or theme. Playwright must be at least 18 years of age.||1/31/20||Washington, D.C.||Fee: $20
|Theatre Suburbia||90-120 mins||Must be family-friendly. No nudity. Profane or vulgar language should be germane to the story and kept to a minimum when possible.||1/31/20||Houston, Texas||n/a|
|FORGE Fuel||“sample”||Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights.||Year Round||Danbury, Connecticut||Fee: $80|
|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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