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Howdy, Playwrights! Below are play submission opportunities with September 2017 deadlines. You can’t get produced, if you don’t get your work out into the world, so you know what to do!  Keep writing, and remember to always check the Play Submissions Helper blog to see the latest new play submission opportunities.


Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Additional Info
Slingshot New Works max 20 pages Original works, new, never performed before. Theme:      “…from the ashes!” 8/28/17 Seattle, Washington


Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

Full Length 1-week residency + staged reading for a parent w/ at least one child under 18 yrs of age. 9/1/17 Boulder, Colorado Prize: $500 + $500 childcare stipend
Darkhorse Dramatists 10-25 pages Halloween themed one-act plays. Monologues ok. 9/1/17 Binghamton, New York


Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

max 30 pages 2-8 weeks residency. One-act plays or excerpts from a longer work. 9/1/17 Nebraska City, Nebraska Fee: $35
$100/week stipend
MADLAB 5-20 mins Int’l submissions ok. Also accepts collections of shorts. 9/1/17 Columbus, Ohio


Phoenix Stage Company

max 30 mins Original one-act plays. No theme. Previous prods ok (limited run). 9/1/17 Oakville, Connecticut No Fee
PLAYA Full Length 2-8 weeks residency. 9/1/17 Lake County, Oregon

Fee: $35

The Growing Stage

Full Length Unpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts. 9/1/17 Netcong, New Jersey n/a
Strand Theater max 10 mins Theme: “Journeys.” Playwrights must reside in VA, DC, MD, DE, or PA. 9/9/17 Baltimore, Maryland


Acme Theater

10 mins Plays must be unpublished. Previous prods ok. Any subject, comedy or drama. 9/10/17 Maynard, Massachusetts n/a
Stray Kats Theatre Company short play Plays that deal with the trials and tribulations of being a senior citizen in today’s world. 9/10/17 Newtown, Connecticut

Fee: $3

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

n/s Stipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year w/ add’l funds for project expenses. 9/14/17 Cambridge, Massachusetts n/a
Hambidge Full Length 2-8 weeks residency. Residents pay $235/week. Limited scholarships for first-time residents are available. 9/15/17 Rabun Gap, Georgia

App Fee: $30

Irvington Town Hall Theater

45-60 mins Original one-act plays by local and NY metro area playwrights. Any genre. Family friendly prods and adult prods. 9/15/17 Irvington, New York n/a

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MacDowell Colony Full Length Residencies of up to 8 weeks. 9/15/17 Peterborough, New Hampshire

Fee: $30

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

7-25 mins Fully produced (cast, directed and ready to be performed through September)
original one-act plays.
9/15/17 NYC Fee: $35 once accepted
Old Library Theatre 15-30 mins Original one-act plays. 9/15/17 Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Playwrights First

Full Length Plays not produced prior to submission. 9/15/17 NYC $1,000 grant
Small Fish Radio Theatre max 10 mins Horror radio plays. Gothic, supernatural, non-supernatural – whatever invokes FEAR and DREAD! Must be unproduced. 9/15/17 n/a


Cary Playwrights Forum

10 mins New, original plays. NC residents only. Plays must be set within the patron area of a bar or restaurant. 9/18/17 Cary, North Carolina n/a
Native Voices at the Autry Full Length Plays by Native American writers addressing all themes and topics. 9/22/17 Los Angeles, California


Heretic Productions

15-45 mins Monologues — can be of any genre and can feature one or more voice, but must be able to be performed by a single actor. 9/30/17 London n/a
Landing Theatre Company Full Length Original, unproduced scripts only. 9/30/17 Houston, Texas

No Fee,
$100 stipend

New Perspectives Theatre Company

10-15 pages (sample) Development lab for emerging and mid-career women playwrights. 9/30/17 NYC n/a
Siena Art Institute n/s 1-month residency. 9/30/17 Italy

App Fee: $30

Theatre Three

max 40 mins Unproduced works. Staged readings ok. 9/30/17 Port Jefferson, New York “small stipend”
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


Trade A Play Tuesday

10 mins Send in 10-min play & get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work & give feedback. Year Round n/a


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