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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.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Transformation Theatre, Inc. 90-120 mins Open 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  Must be an unpublished piece.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 Round Laurel, Maryland n/a
Silver Birchington Plays Any length Accepting scripts from new playwrights for publication (online catalogue). Any genre. Year Round UK n/a
Latino Theater Company Full Length Week-long development workshop culminating in a professional reading series. Open to playwrights based in Los Angeles. 6/28/19 Los Angeles, California n/a
Beaumont Community Players Full Length, One Act Previously unpublished, un-produced, non-musical plays. 6/30/19 Beaumont, Texas “small stipend”
Feels Blind Literary max 15 pgs One-act plays for literary magazine. Plays from new and emerging writers who identify as women. Must be previously unpublished, original works. 7/1/19 n/a n/a
Panndora Productions 60+ mins New works, full length or long one acts, which have not been previously produced. 7/1/19 Long Beach, California Fee: $10
USC Bedrosian Center / Red Nation Celebration Institute Full Length Plays written by American Indian/Indigenous authors. Plays with a message are preferred, though there is no preference of genre. 7/1/19 Los Angeles, California No Fee
Wordsmyth Theater 40+ mins One-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. 7/2/19 Houston, Texas n/a
Canadian Jewish Playwriting Competition 1-2 hrs Playwrights 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. 7/3/19 Toronto, Canada Fee: $36
Prize: $1,000
Onion Man Productions 10 mins Plays 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). 7/7/19 Chamblee, Georgia $25 stipend
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co 10 mins FATE 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? 7/8/19 NYC n/a
The Center at West Park max 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. 7/14/19 NYC n/a
American Shakespeare Center 2(ish) hrs Plays 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. 7/15/19 Staunton, Virginia n/a
ArtAge Publications/Senior Theatre Resource Center Any length Plays and musicals, preferably short shows which run up to 20 mins AND comedies with mainly female casts. 7/15/19 Portland, Oregon n/a

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Experimental Theatre Coop 8-12 mins Montana playwrights. The play must be brand new, unpublished or unproduced. Theme: “Genetically Modified” 7/15/19 Helena, Montana Prize: $50
Notre Dame Performing Arts New Play Festival Full Length Play/musical for children or young adults without a prior production. Dramas, comedies and farces (with or without music) are welcome. 7/15/19 South Euclid, Ohio No Fee
Prize: $500
The Upstage 30 mins – 2 hrs For podcast. “The Upstage produces play readings and interviews with playwrights to aid in exposure for artists and to spread awareness of social issues.” 7/15/19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania n/a
Normal Ave Full Length The playwright must be 18 yrs or older to participate. Must be available to be in NYC during the festival dates. 7/17/19 NYC n/a
T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre max 10 mins Int’l submissions ok. Theme: TRANSPARENCY 7/19/19 NYC Fee: $5
Prize: $75
Topanga Actors Company 10 mins Open to everyone. Unpublished plays only. Any theme, any genre, except musicals. 7/19/19 Topanga, California n/a
WordWave One-Act Play Competition max 60 mins Plays must be written within the last five years. Drama or comedy. 7/19/19 South Lake Tahoe, California Fee: $25
Prize: $500
3Girls Theatre Full 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. 7/30/19 San Francisco, California “stipend”
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Full Length Plays that address the myriad of topics which speak to social justice and propagation of civil society. 7/31/19 NYC Fee: $35
Prize: $500
The Gallery Players 10-60 mins Plays must be unproduced. Readings are ok. Must be the play’s world premiere. 7/31/19 Brooklyn, New York n/a
WildClaw Theatre max 10 mins Radio plays, horror. 7/31/19 Chicago Prize: $100
William Faulkner Literary Competition One Act Open to all ages. Original, unpublished, one act play, less than 1 hour. NO excessive violence, sex or religious extremism. 7/31/19 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 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday. Year Round n/a n/a
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