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.

Name

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

$40 honorarium

The ONE Festival

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

Fee: $25

Heartland Theatre Company

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 Previously unpublished plays. 2/1/18 Hudson, New York

Fee: $10
Prize: $500

Khaos Company Theatre

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

No Fee

Carrollwood Players

max 15 mins Original scripts, unpublished, not previously produced (incl.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

No Fee
Prize: $100

Durango Arts Center

max 10 pages Original plays, never before produced. 2/9/18 Durango, Colorado Fee: $12
Prize: $500
Watermelon One-Act Festival One Act
(10-45 mins)
Original and unpublished plays. More than $1,000 total cash prize. 2/14/18 St. Mary’s City, Maryland

Fee: $100 fee if selected

College of Charleston

Full Length Material must be unpublished and unproduced. 2/15/18 Charleston,
South Carolina
Fee: $10
Prize: $400
OKC Theatre Company Full Length Native American, Alaska Native, Hawaiian, First Nations, and Indigenous Mexico playwrights. 2/15/18 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

n/a

The New American Theatre

One Act
(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

No Fee

FailSafe Festival

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

Prize: $500

Experience Theatre Project

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

n/a

Lotus Lee Foundation

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

Fee: $35

Beverly Hills Theatre Guild

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

n/a

Helen Jean Play Contest

Any length Plays previously produced or entered in other contests are acceptable. Any subject. 2/28/18 NYC No Fee
Prize: $35
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.

DYSPLA

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

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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