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

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAddt’l Info
What’s On Tom? Productions15 minsOpen to established & emerging playwrights. Theme: FAKE6/29/18Irelandn/a
Playhouse Creatures Theatre CoFull LengthNew works.6/30/18NYC

Fee: $35

Prize: $500

Steel River PlayhouseFull LengthNon-musical, unpublished plays that have not yet had a professional production.6/30/18Pottstown, Pennsylvanian/a
Emerging Artists TheatreSee right.Full length play/musical, one-man show, one-woman show, short musical/play.7/1/18NYCn/a
Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase8-11 minsEntries may not have been performed for a paying audience. Also accepts submissions from high school students (fee waived).7/1/18Flagstaff, ArizonaFee: $12
Panndora Productions60+ minsNew works, full length or long one acts, which have not been previously produced.7/1/18Long Beach, CaliforniaFee: $10
Phoenix TheatreFull LengthPlays and musicals (both dramatic and comedic) should be original and un-produced.7/1/18Phoenix, ArizonaFee: $10
Playing on Air10-25 pagesShort comedic play for radio and podcast. Must be original, unproduced.7/1/18NYC

No Fee

Prize: $7,500

Creede Repertory Theatre10-20 page excerptYoung audience outreach tour. Bilingual (English/Spanish) plays are preferred, but not required.7/2/18Creede, Coloradon/a
New Works Of Merit Playwriting Contestmax 2 hrsFull-lengths, one-acts, shorts, children’s play, published scripts, scripts that received a workshop, a staged reading, or a production.7/31/18NYC

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.7/3/18South Lake Tahoe, California

Fee: $20

Prize: $500

South Street Players10-15 minsOriginal comedic & dramatic short plays from playwrights in the Tri-State area. Must be suitable for a family theatre.7/4/18Spring Lake, New JerseyNo 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.7/11/18Little Rock, ArkansasFee: $15


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3Girls TheatreFull LengthThe playwright must identify as a woman & must reside in the SF Bay Area. At least one full-length professional production required.7/15/18San Francisco, Californian/a
Experimental Theatre Coop8-12 minsMontana playwrights. The play must be brand new, unpublished or unproduced. Theme: Apocalypse7/15/18Helena, MontanaPrize: $50
Five & Dime Drama CollectiveSee right.New, not previously produced 10-min play or one-act play (20-30 mins).7/15/18Eureka Springs, Arkansasn/a
Manhattan Repertory Theatre10-40 minsFully produced plays (cast, directed & ready to be performed June 29-August 2018).7/15/18NYCFee: $59 once accepted
Pride Films & PlaysFull LengthPlaywrights who identify as women. Stories with lesbian characters and themes. The script must not have been professionally produced.7/15/18Chicago

Fee: $30

Prize: $400

Tennessee Women’s Theater ProjectFull LengthWomen playwrights only.7/15/18Nashville, TennesseeFee: $25
Native Voices at the Autrymax 15 pagesNative American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Theme: FOOD7/20/18Los Angeles, CaliforniaPrize: $1,000
The Blank TheatreFull LengthNew work by both established and emerging writers. Submissions by women, playwrights of color, and other under-represented  voices are strongly encouraged.7/21/18Los Angeles, Californian/a
Funhouse IV8-10 minsOriginal, unproduced plays for mature audiences. Comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, musical. $40 honorarium.7/31/18Seattle, WashingtonFee: $5 (w/ no-fee options)
Theatre Odyssey20-45 minsThe play must be original, unpublished and not previously performed before a paying audience. US playwrights only.7/31/18Sarasota, Florida

Fee: $20

Prize: $1,000

WildClaw Theatremax 10 minsRadio plays, horror.7/31/18ChicagoPrize: $100
William Faulkner Literary Competition One ActOpen to all ages. Original, unpublished, one act play, less than one hour.7/31/18New Albany, Mississippi

Fee: $20

Prize: $600

Playwrights Offering Free FeedbackFull 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/an/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work and give feedback.Year Roundn/an/a

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