Hello, Playwrights!  Below is a list of play submission opportunities with April 2019 deadlines.

So read on, submit, and make this your month!

Remember: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. Don’t forget to check out the submissions pages and read each of the theater’s guidelines carefully.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Sky Blue Theatre Company max 30 mins Open to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and must be unpublished. 3/30/19 London Fee: £16
Edmonds Driftwood Players max 10 mins Original, never before produced script. Theme: “Technology Gone Bad” 4/1/19 Edmonds, Washington Fee: $5
Fade to Black Play Festival 8-10 mins Original, not previously produced, unpublished work written by an African American playwright. Open to any theme and subject. 4/1/19 Houston, Texas No Fee
Original Productions Theatre Full Length Central Ohio playwrights preferred. Musical or play. Must be a premier production (previous staged readings or workshops ok). Comedy or Drama only. Any theme. 4/1/19 Dublin, Ohio n/a
Southeastern Louisiana University Full Length Open to all playwrights. Original, unpublished plays geared for a university cast and audience. 4/1/19 Hammond, Louisiana Fee: $10
The Theatre School at DePaul University max 20 pages (sample) Commission for Youth Theatre. Playwrights from the Chicagoland area and alumni of The Theatre School are eligible to apply. *The writing sample may be from a play of any genre for any audience. 4/1/19 Chicago Fee for the commission: $6000
Apples and Oranges Arts Full Length Musical theatre writers, composers & lyricists who have early stage musical theatre material in need of development & potential financing. 4/3/19 USA Free
Ground and Field Theatre Festival See right. Musicals, full-length, one-act, immersive theatre, adaptations, and non-traditional experimental scripts. Must be unproduced. 4/5/19 Davis, California Fee: $20
Pittsburgh New Works Festival One Act
(15-45 mins)
Plays may have been “read,” but never produced. Workshops and readings are ok. 4/5/19 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fee: $15
Prize: $500
City Lit Theater Company max 20 mins Playwrights may be located anywhere, but a connection to Chicago is strongly encouraged. The piece must be an adaptation of non-dramatic material—a short story, an essay, a memoir, poetry, an excerpt from a novel, a video game, and so forth; but not material from a play. Must be a world premiere adaptation. 4/8/19 Chicago Prize: $500
Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize 10+ pages (sample) Send a dialogue sample and a brief proposal of the writer’s intended treatment of the year’s theme of ‘Identity.’ The Winner will be expected to deliver a completed script by May 31st. Int’l submissions ok. 4/10/19 London Prize: £3000
Artists’ Exchange One Act
(10-20 mins)
Original plays. Previous prods ok. Any genre. 4/12/19 Cranston, Rhode Island n/a
Open Space Arts 15-20 mins Theme: “Age of Wisdom.” Must be family friendly – no over swearing, violence, or sexual themes. Keep it PG. Must be suitable to be performed outdoors. 4/14/19 Reisterstown, Maryland n/a
Athena Project Arts Festival Full Length Women playwrights. Previously unproduced plays only. 4/15/19 Denver, Colorado n/a
Book Pipeline Fiction Competition Full Length Open to unpublished and published plays for film/TV adaptation. No genre restrictions. Open to writers worldwide. 4/15/19 Santa Monica, California Fee: $35
Prize: $5,000
John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Full Length Open to all playwrights. The play must not have been published and produced by a professional or Equity company as of April 15, 2019. 4/15/19 Hamden, Connecticut n/a
Rave Theater Festival at least 1 hour Plays and musicals. Playwrights must produce. Int’l submissions ok. 4/17/19 NYC Fee: $49 ($995 if selected)
St. Louis Actors’ Studio One Act
(max 15 mins)
High school submissions. Non-professional, new and previously unproduced plays. 4/19/19 St. Louis, Missouri n/a
The #metoo Plays 10 mins Mental Health awareness, dis-ease, suicide, the last taboo! 4/21/19 NYC No Fee
The Coachella Review 10-30 pages For literary arts journal. Interested in scripts within the 10 to 30-page range, but may also accept shorter pieces. 4/25/19 Coachella Valley, California n/a
Haddonfield Plays and Players max 5 mins Any genre is welcome. 4/28/19 Haddonfield, New Jersey n/a
5th Wall Productions Full Length Development opportunity. Looking for unpublished, unproduced stage plays. 4/30/19 Charleston, South Carolina No Fee
Carlo Annoni Award Any length Plays on gay themes and on diversity in love. Must not have been published and/or performed. Plays can be submitted in Italian and English. 4/30/19 Milan, Italy No Fee
Prize: € 1000
Frostburg State University One Act
(max 40 mins)
New works, not previously produced. 4/30/19 Frostburg, Maryland Fee: $20
Prize: $750
Gi60 max 60 secs One-minute plays. Must not have been previously produced. Int’l submissions ok. 4/30/19 Brooklyn, New York No Fee
Hand-to-Mouth Players One Act
(max 25 mins)
Play must be previously unpublished. Honorarium of $25. 4/30/19 New York Fee: $20
The Chameleon Theatre Circle Any length Original works that have never been produced. All styles and genres ok. Int’l submissions ok. 4/30/19 Burnsville, Minnesota No Fee
Prize: $100
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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