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|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Francesca Primus Prize||Full Length||Emerging female playwrights. Must have had a fully staged, professional production of her script within the calendar year 2018.||6/1/19||San Francisco, California||No Fee|
|Frostburg State University||max 40 mins||One-act plays. New works, not previously produced.||6/1/19||Frostburg, Maryland||Fee: $20|
|Lotus Lee Foundation||Full Length||New works that inspire and engage children audience. Original, unpublished plays. Must not have been professionally produced.||6/1/19||NYC||No Fee|
|Midwest Dramatists Conference||10 mins||The play must be unpublished. Previous productions or readings are ok. Any theme.||6/1/19||Kansas City, Missouri||Conference registration is $220.|
|Orange County Arts Council||10 mins||Open to anyone.||6/1/19||Goshen, New York||n/a|
|STAGEStheatre||Full Length||Comedies, musicals, dramas, classics, originals.||6/1/19||Fullerton, California||n/a|
|Warner Theatre||12-30 pages||One-act plays. Int’l submissions ok. Scripts must be written in English. Previously produced scripts ok.||6/1/19||Torrington, Connecticut||No Fee|
|BoxFest Detroit||5-50 mins||Any genre.||6/3/19||Hamtramck, Michigan||n/a|
|Gadfly Theatre Productions||25-45 mins||One-act plays. Theme: “In A World.” Queer playwrights especially those who are femme of center and/or non-binary, BIPOC, immigrants, and/or disabled. Plays by or for queer people only.||6/4/19||Minneapolis, Minnesota||n/a|
|Headlands Center for the Arts||Full Length||Fully sponsored 4- to 10-week residencies with monthly stipend of $500.||6/7/19||Sausalito, California||App Fee: $45|
|Third Verse Theatre Company||max 30 mins||Looking for artists and theatre practitioners from all backgrounds and disciplines to submit an idea or piece(s) of art based around the theme of ‘Power’.||6/12/19||London||n/a|
|American Stage||Full Length||Any genre: comedy, drama, musical, etc. The play must not have received more than two full-scale, professional productions. Must not have had a full production in the state of Florida. Local, national, and international playwrights are encouraged to submit.||6/15/19||St. Petersburg, Florida||Prize: $250 + $250 travel stipend|
|Emerald Theatre Company||10 mins||Theme: “The Gift of Pride.” The one requirement is that a box/gift must be given to a character or “present” on stage in each vignette.||6/15/19||Memphis, Tennessee||Fee: $10|
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|LowellArts Players||10 mins||Theme: “Lost or Found.” Drama or comedy. Open to any playwright 18 years and older.||6/15/19||Lowell, Michigan||Fee: $20|
|No Frills Theatre Collective||10 mins||Plays must not have been fully produced or published before. Readings are ok. Note: There is a $50 fee when your play is accepted into the festival. Playwrights must produce.||6/15/19||NYC||No App Fee|
|SpeakEasy Stage Company||See right.||Proposal for an unwritten full length play. The play must be set in Boston or its surrounding areas, and take place within ten years, plus or minus, of the present day.||6/15/19||Boston, Massachusetts||n/a|
|Native Voices at the Autry||max 15 pages or 10 mins||Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, and First Nations playwrights. Theme: “BONES, BINGO & BLACKJACK!” What has gaming done for you lately? Plays can be fun-spirited or political, funny or dramatic.||6/17/19||Los Angeles, California||Prize: $1,000|
|Urbanite Theatre||Full Length||Emerging and established female and female-identifying playwrights. Plays must be unproduced and unpublished with limited development. Quality, female-identifying roles must be well-represented.||6/28/19||Sarasota, Florida||No Fee|
|Jewish Ensemble Theatre||Full Length||Plays that reflect issues of social conscience and human rights. Drama or comedy. Original work or adaptation.||6/30/19||West Bloomfield, Michigan||Fee: $15|
|Long Beach Playhouse||Full Length||Unproduced, unpublished, non-musical plays.||6/30/19||Long Beach, California||Fee: $15, $100 honorarium|
|Man Question||10-15 mins||Seeking performances of all kinds, including theatre. Open to people of all gender and sexual identities. Theme: Masculinity||6/30/19||NYC||n/a|
|Magnolia Arts Center||max 10 mins||Play may not have been previously published. Open to playwrights of all ages.||6/30/19||Greenville, North Carolina||Fee: $7|
|Moondance Int’l Film Festival||1, 2 or 3-act||Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, audio/radio play. See submission categories.||6/30/19||Boulder, Colorado||Fee: $50|
|North Park Playwright Festival||max 12 pages||Int’l submissions ok. New works. A play that has had workshops or one or two previous productions is OK. Any subject matter. NO nudity or off color humor.||6/30/19||San Diego, California||No Fee|
|T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre||max 10 mins||Int’l submissions ok. Theme: TRANSPARENCY||6/30/19||NYC||Fee: $5|
|The Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award||Full Length||Unpublished and unproduced plays. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok.||6/30/19||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Fee: $20|
|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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