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.


LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Slingshot New Worksmax 20 pagesOriginal works, new, never performed before. Theme:      “…from the ashes!”8/28/17Seattle, Washington


Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company

Full Length1-week residency + staged reading for a parent w/ at least one child under 18 yrs of age.9/1/17Boulder, ColoradoPrize: $500 + $500 childcare stipend
Darkhorse Dramatists10-25 pagesHalloween themed one-act plays. Monologues ok.9/1/17Binghamton, New York


Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts

max 30 pages2-8 weeks residency. One-act plays or excerpts from a longer work.9/1/17Nebraska City, NebraskaFee: $35
$100/week stipend
MADLAB5-20 minsInt’l submissions ok. Also accepts collections of shorts.9/1/17Columbus, Ohio


Phoenix Stage Company

max 30 minsOriginal one-act plays. No theme. Previous prods ok (limited run).9/1/17Oakville, ConnecticutNo Fee
PLAYAFull Length2-8 weeks residency.9/1/17Lake County, Oregon

Fee: $35

The Growing Stage

Full LengthUnpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts.9/1/17Netcong, New Jerseyn/a
Strand Theatermax 10 minsTheme: “Journeys.” Playwrights must reside in VA, DC, MD, DE, or PA.9/9/17Baltimore, Maryland


Acme Theater

10 minsPlays must be unpublished. Previous prods ok. Any subject, comedy or drama.9/10/17Maynard, Massachusettsn/a
Stray Kats Theatre Companyshort playPlays that deal with the trials and tribulations of being a senior citizen in today’s world.9/10/17Newtown, Connecticut

Fee: $3

Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Program

n/sStipends are funded up to $77,500 for one year w/ add’l funds for project expenses.9/14/17Cambridge, Massachusettsn/a
HambidgeFull Length2-8 weeks residency. Residents pay $235/week. Limited scholarships for first-time residents are available.9/15/17Rabun Gap, Georgia

App Fee: $30

Irvington Town Hall Theater

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

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MacDowell ColonyFull LengthResidencies of up to 8 weeks.9/15/17Peterborough, New Hampshire

Fee: $30

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

7-25 minsFully produced (cast, directed and ready to be performed through September)
original one-act plays.
9/15/17NYCFee: $35 once accepted
Old Library Theatre15-30 minsOriginal one-act plays.9/15/17Fair Lawn, New Jersey


Playwrights First

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


Cary Playwrights Forum

10 minsNew, original plays. NC residents only. Plays must be set within the patron area of a bar or restaurant.9/18/17Cary, North Carolinan/a
Native Voices at the AutryFull LengthPlays by Native American writers addressing all themes and topics.9/22/17Los Angeles, California


Heretic Productions

15-45 minsMonologues — can be of any genre and can feature one or more voice, but must be able to be performed by a single actor.9/30/17Londonn/a
Landing Theatre CompanyFull LengthOriginal, unproduced scripts only.9/30/17Houston, Texas

No Fee,
$100 stipend

New Perspectives Theatre Company

10-15 pages (sample)Development lab for emerging and mid-career women playwrights.9/30/17NYCn/a
Siena Art Instituten/s1-month residency.9/30/17Italy

App Fee: $30

Theatre Three

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


Trade A Play Tuesday

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


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