What was your New Year’s resolution? Why not commit to submitting your plays at least once every month in 2018? You could accomplish this in a grand total of 12 afternoons throughout the year! So start now by checking out our list of play submission opportunities with February 2018 deadlines.
|Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Playlist Seattle||5-8 mins||Short scripts based on the music of Brenda Xu, Prom Queen and The Black Tones.||1/29/18||Seattle, Washington|
|See right.||Full-length plays (45 mins to 1 hr) and short plays (max 30 mins).||1/31/18||Brooklyn, New York||Fee: $50, $100|
|Broadway Bound Theatre Festival||60-90 mins||New works, not previously produced. Int’l submissions ok. Playwrights must produce.||2/1/18||NYC|
|10 mins||Theme: “MAGIC.” New plays, unproduced.||2/1/18||Bloomington, Illinois||n/a|
|HRC Showcase Theatre||Full Length||New, aspiring or established playwrights. Previously unpublished plays.||2/1/18||Hudson, New York|
|See right.||5-minute excerpt of a full-length play. Pref. Indiana playwrights and emerging artists.||2/1/18||Indianapolis, Indiana||n/a|
|Theatre Now New York||max 10 mins||Musicals only.||2/1/18||NYC|
|max 15 mins||Original scripts, unpublished, not previously produced (incl. staged readings) in Florida.||2/2/18||Tampa, Florida||Fee: $5|
|Women Are Funny||Full Length||Comedic scripts from US-based female playwrights, written within the last 3 years.||2/4/18||Spokane, Washington|
|max 10 pages||Original plays, never before produced.||2/9/18||Durango, Colorado||Fee: $12|
|Watermelon One-Act Festival||One Act|
|Original and unpublished plays. More than $1,000 total cash prize.||2/14/18||St. Mary’s City, Maryland|
Fee: $100 fee if selected
|Full Length||Material must be unpublished and unproduced.||2/15/18||Charleston,|
|OKC Theatre Company||Full Length||Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico playwrights.||2/15/18||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma|
(max 15 mins)
|The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.||2/15/18||Culver City, California||Fee: $10|
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|Woodside Players of Queens||max 10 pages||Playwrights from the five boroughs of NYC. Also seeking monologues, max 4 pages. Musicals ok. Must be family-friendly.||2/15/18||NYC|
|30-60 mins||Live performance projects including theater. Submitted projects can be finished, portions of larger/longer works, or works-in-progress.||2/16/18||NYC||No Fee|
|Strange Sun Theater||70+ mins||COMIC PLAYS – anything that makes us laugh!||2/16/18||NYC|
|One Act, Full Length||Plays that have not had a fully-produced production in the past 3 years. Any genre.||2/17/18||Portland, Oregon||Prize: $500|
|Creede Repertory Theatre||Full Length||New plays of the West. Must be unproduced.||2/18/18||Creede, Colorado|
|Full Length||Original work. No previous production and publication. No restriction on plot, content, or themes. Winner will receive a contract for a fully produced tour in China.||2/18/18||NYC||No Fee|
|Fresh Fruit Festival||See right.||Any kind of performance art featuring LGBTQ characters or themes, including full-length plays, one-act plays, and musicals.||2/26/18||NYC|
|45-75 mins||Plays suitable for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Original plays, adaptations and/or translations. US playwrights only.||2/28/18||Beverly Hills, California||Prize: $1,200|
|Capital Stage||Full Length||Any genre. Particularly interested in bold, thought-provoking works.||2/28/18||Sacramento, California|
|Any length||Plays previously produced or entered in other contests are acceptable. Any subject.||2/28/18||NYC||No Fee|
|Italian American Theatre of Chicago||Full Length||Never produced plays in English, exploring the Italian American experience.||2/28/18||Chicago, Illinois|
No financial award.
|10-15 mins (script extract)||Looking for scenes from new, or early draft scripts in need of development. Any genre. Note: No deadline posted but is looking for submissions for their March workshop.||See left.||London||n/a|
|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|
|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|
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