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Howdy, Playwrights!  Check out below to find your 27 Play Submissions Opps w/ July deadlines (and late June).

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Addt’l Info
What’s On Tom? Productions 15 mins Open to established & emerging playwrights. Theme: FAKE 6/29/18 Ireland n/a
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Co Full Length New works. 6/30/18 NYC

Fee: $35

Prize: $500

Steel River Playhouse Full Length Non-musical, unpublished plays that have not yet had a professional production. 6/30/18 Pottstown, Pennsylvania n/a
Emerging Artists Theatre See right. Full length play/musical, one-man show, one-woman show, short musical/play. 7/1/18 NYC n/a
Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase 8-11 mins Entries may not have been performed for a paying audience. Also accepts submissions from high school students (fee waived). 7/1/18 Flagstaff, Arizona Fee: $12
Panndora Productions 60+ mins New works, full length or long one acts, which have not been previously produced. 7/1/18 Long Beach, California Fee: $10
Phoenix Theatre Full Length Plays and musicals (both dramatic and comedic) should be original and un-produced. 7/1/18 Phoenix, Arizona Fee: $10
Playing on Air 10-25 pages Short comedic play for radio and podcast. Must be original, unproduced. 7/1/18 NYC

No Fee

Prize: $7,500

Creede Repertory Theatre 10-20 page excerpt Young audience outreach tour. Bilingual (English/Spanish) plays are preferred, but not required. 7/2/18 Creede, Colorado n/a
New Works Of Merit Playwriting Contest max 2 hrs Full-lengths, one-acts, shorts, children’s play, published scripts, scripts that received a workshop, a staged reading, or a production. 7/31/18 NYC

Fee: $25

Prize: $300

WordWave One-Act Play Competition

One Act

(max 60 mins)

Plays written within the last five years only. Drama or comedy. 7/3/18 South Lake Tahoe, California

Fee: $20

Prize: $500

South Street Players 10-15 mins Original comedic & dramatic short plays from playwrights in the Tri-State area. Must be suitable for a family theatre. 7/4/18 Spring Lake, New Jersey No royalties or payment
Weekend Theater

One Act

(10-40 mins)

The playwright must reside in or be a former resident of Pulaski County,  the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, or West Gulf Coast Plain regions of Arkansas. The script must not have had a full production in Arkansas AND must address a social justice issue. It can be of comical, dramatic, tragic, mysterious, or absurd nature. 7/11/18 Little Rock, Arkansas Fee: $15


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3Girls Theatre Full Length The playwright must identify as a woman & must reside in the SF Bay Area. At least one full-length professional production required. 7/15/18 San Francisco, California n/a
Experimental Theatre Coop 8-12 mins Montana playwrights. The play must be brand new, unpublished or unproduced. Theme: Apocalypse 7/15/18 Helena, Montana Prize: $50
Five & Dime Drama Collective See right. New, not previously produced 10-min play or one-act play (20-30 mins). 7/15/18 Eureka Springs, Arkansas n/a
Manhattan Repertory Theatre 10-40 mins Fully produced plays (cast, directed & ready to be performed June 29-August 2018). 7/15/18 NYC Fee: $59 once accepted
Pride Films & Plays Full Length Playwrights who identify as women. Stories with lesbian characters and themes. The script must not have been professionally produced. 7/15/18 Chicago

Fee: $30

Prize: $400

Tennessee Women’s Theater Project Full Length Women playwrights only. 7/15/18 Nashville, Tennessee Fee: $25
Native Voices at the Autry max 15 pages Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Theme: FOOD 7/20/18 Los Angeles, California Prize: $1,000
The Blank Theatre Full Length New work by both established and emerging writers. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented  voices are strongly encouraged. 7/21/18 Los Angeles, California n/a
Funhouse IV 8-10 mins Original, unproduced plays for mature audiences. Comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, musical. $40 honorarium. 7/31/18 Seattle, Washington Fee: $5 (w/ no-fee options)
Theatre Odyssey 20-45 mins The play must be original, unpublished and not previously performed before a paying audience. US playwrights only. 7/31/18 Sarasota, Florida

Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000

WildClaw Theatre max 10 mins Radio plays, horror. 7/31/18 Chicago Prize: $100
William Faulkner Literary Competition One Act Open to all ages. Original, unpublished, one act play, less than one hour. 7/31/18 New Albany, Mississippi

Fee: $20

Prize: $600

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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