Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 28 play submission opportunities with July 2019 deadlines.

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Note: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. Click the theater’s/opportunity’s name to see the complete submissions guidelines.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Transformation Theatre, Inc.90-120 minsOpen to global playwrights with priority to DMV regional playwrights. Content must align with the theatre’s mission statement (see website).  Must be an unpublished piece.Year RoundLaurel, Marylandn/a
Silver Birchington PlaysAny lengthAccepting scripts from new playwrights for publication (online catalogue). Any genre.Year RoundUKn/a
Latino Theater CompanyFull LengthWeek-long development workshop culminating in a professional reading series. Open to playwrights based in Los Angeles.6/28/19Los Angeles, Californian/a
Beaumont Community PlayersFull Length, One ActPreviously unpublished, un-produced, non-musical plays.6/30/19Beaumont, Texas“small stipend”
Feels Blind Literarymax 15 pgsOne-act plays for literary magazine. Plays from new and emerging writers who identify as women. Must be previously unpublished, original works.7/1/19n/an/a
Panndora Productions60+ minsNew works, full length or long one acts, which have not been previously produced.7/1/19Long Beach, CaliforniaFee: $10
USC Bedrosian Center / Red Nation Celebration InstituteFull LengthPlays written by American Indian/Indigenous authors. Plays with a message are preferred, though there is no preference of genre.7/1/19Los Angeles, CaliforniaNo Fee
Wordsmyth Theater40+ minsOne-act or two-act plays. Must not have been produced. Must not have had a public reading in the Houston area. Also accepts bilingual play, any language.7/2/19Houston, Texasn/a
Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition1-2 hrsPlaywrights do not need to be Jewish but must be Canadian. Play content should have a Jewish focus, depicting a strong theme or aspect of Jewish life.7/3/19Toronto, CanadaFee: $36
Prize: $1,000
Onion Man Productions10 minsPlays that deal with letting go of the past, new beginnings and/or “rising from the ashes.” Submissions cannot be previously produced in the Atlanta Metro Area. Open to all playwrights (with special consideration for playwrights residing in Georgia).7/7/19Chamblee, Georgia$25 stipend
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co10 minsFATE Theme. Are we slaves to Fate? Does it really exist? What is it? Can we change our Fate? Is Fate more than something we created? How do we know? Are we meant to know?7/8/19NYCn/a
The Center at West Parkmax 10 pgs  (sample)1-4 weeks residency. Residents are paid an Artist Fee of 50% of box office revenue at the end of the residency.7/14/19NYCn/a
American Shakespeare Center2(ish) hrsPlays inspired by or in conversation with All’s Well That Ends Well, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Titus Andronicus, or Twelfth Night. Must have not yet had a professional production and preferably would remain unproduced through July 1, 2021.7/15/19Staunton, Virginian/a
ArtAge Publications/Senior Theatre Resource CenterAny lengthPlays and musicals, preferably short shows which run up to 20 mins AND comedies with mainly female casts.7/15/19Portland, Oregonn/a

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Experimental Theatre Coop8-12 minsMontana playwrights. The play must be brand new, unpublished or unproduced. Theme: “Genetically Modified”7/15/19Helena, MontanaPrize: $50
Notre Dame Performing Arts New Play FestivalFull LengthPlay/musical for children or young adults without a prior production. Dramas, comedies and farces (with or without music) are welcome.7/15/19South Euclid, OhioNo Fee
Prize: $500
The Upstage30 mins – 2 hrsFor podcast. “The Upstage produces play readings and interviews with playwrights to aid in exposure for artists and to spread awareness of social issues.”7/15/19Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
Normal AveFull LengthThe playwright must be 18 yrs or older to participate. Must be available to be in NYC during the festival dates.7/17/19NYCn/a
T. Schreiber Studio & Theatremax 10 minsInt’l submissions ok. Theme: TRANSPARENCY7/19/19NYCFee: $5
Prize: $75
Topanga Actors Company10 minsOpen to everyone. Unpublished plays only. Any theme, any genre, except musicals.7/19/19Topanga, Californian/a
WordWave One-Act Play Competitionmax 60 minsPlays must be written within the last five years. Drama or comedy.7/19/19South Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaFee: $25
Prize: $500
3Girls TheatreFull Length,
7-20 pages solo show
Plays and solo performance pieces by LBTQ women playwrights and solo performers living in the Bay Area, including women of color/young and elder playwrights/queer women immigrants/queer women with disabilities/etc.7/30/19San Francisco, California“stipend”
Playhouse Creatures Theatre CompanyFull LengthPlays that address the myriad of topics which speak to social justice and propagation of civil society.7/31/19NYCFee: $35
Prize: $500
The Gallery Players10-60 minsPlays must be unproduced. Readings are ok. Must be the play’s world premiere.7/31/19Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
WildClaw Theatremax 10 minsRadio plays, horror.7/31/19ChicagoPrize: $100
William Faulkner Literary Competition One ActOpen to all ages. Original, unpublished, one act play, less than 1 hour. NO excessive violence, sex or religious extremism.7/31/19New Albany, MississippiFee: $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 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday.Year Roundn/an/a
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