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.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Sky Blue Theatre Companymax 30 minsOpen to all nationalities, but plays must be written in English and must be unpublished.3/30/19LondonFee: £16
Edmonds Driftwood Playersmax 10 minsOriginal, never before produced script. Theme: “Technology Gone Bad”4/1/19Edmonds, WashingtonFee: $5
Fade to Black Play Festival8-10 minsOriginal, not previously produced, unpublished work written by an African American playwright. Open to any theme and subject.4/1/19Houston, TexasNo Fee
Original Productions TheatreFull LengthCentral Ohio playwrights preferred. Musical or play. Must be a premier production (previous staged readings or workshops ok). Comedy or Drama only. Any theme.4/1/19Dublin, Ohion/a
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityFull LengthOpen to all playwrights. Original, unpublished plays geared for a university cast and audience.4/1/19Hammond, LouisianaFee: $10
The Theatre School at DePaul Universitymax 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.4/1/19ChicagoFee for the commission: $6000
Apples and Oranges ArtsFull LengthMusical theatre writers, composers & lyricists who have early stage musical theatre material in need of development & potential financing.4/3/19USAFree
Ground and Field Theatre FestivalSee right.Musicals, full-length, one-act, immersive theatre, adaptations, and non-traditional experimental scripts. Must be unproduced.4/5/19Davis, CaliforniaFee: $20
Pittsburgh New Works FestivalOne Act
(15-45 mins)
Plays may have been “read,” but never produced. Workshops and readings are ok.4/5/19Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFee: $15
Prize: $500
City Lit Theater Companymax 20 minsPlaywrights 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.4/8/19ChicagoPrize: $500
Alpine Fellowship Theatre Prize10+ 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.4/10/19LondonPrize: £3000
Artists’ ExchangeOne Act
(10-20 mins)
Original plays. Previous prods ok. Any genre.4/12/19Cranston, Rhode Islandn/a
Open Space Arts15-20 minsTheme: “Age of Wisdom.” Must be family friendly – no over swearing, violence, or sexual themes. Keep it PG. Must be suitable to be performed outdoors.4/14/19Reisterstown, Marylandn/a
Athena Project Arts FestivalFull LengthWomen playwrights. Previously unproduced plays only.4/15/19Denver, Coloradon/a
Book Pipeline Fiction CompetitionFull LengthOpen to unpublished and published plays for film/TV adaptation. No genre restrictions. Open to writers worldwide.4/15/19Santa Monica, CaliforniaFee: $35
Prize: $5,000
John Gassner Memorial Playwriting AwardFull LengthOpen to all playwrights. The play must not have been published and produced by a professional or Equity company as of April 15, 2019.4/15/19Hamden, Connecticutn/a
Rave Theater Festivalat least 1 hourPlays and musicals. Playwrights must produce. Int’l submissions ok.4/17/19NYCFee: $49 ($995 if selected)
St. Louis Actors’ StudioOne Act
(max 15 mins)
High school submissions. Non-professional, new and previously unproduced plays.4/19/19St. Louis, Missourin/a
The #metoo Plays10 minsMental Health awareness, dis-ease, suicide, the last taboo!4/21/19NYCNo Fee
The Coachella Review10-30 pagesFor literary arts journal. Interested in scripts within the 10 to 30-page range, but may also accept shorter pieces.4/25/19Coachella Valley, Californian/a
Haddonfield Plays and Playersmax 5 minsAny genre is welcome.4/28/19Haddonfield, New Jerseyn/a
5th Wall ProductionsFull LengthDevelopment opportunity. Looking for unpublished, unproduced stage plays.4/30/19Charleston, South CarolinaNo Fee
Carlo Annoni AwardAny lengthPlays on gay themes and on diversity in love. Must not have been published and/or performed. Plays can be submitted in Italian and English.4/30/19Milan, ItalyNo Fee
Prize: € 1000
Frostburg State UniversityOne Act
(max 40 mins)
New works, not previously produced.4/30/19Frostburg, MarylandFee: $20
Prize: $750
Gi60max 60 secsOne-minute plays. Must not have been previously produced. Int’l submissions ok.4/30/19Brooklyn, New YorkNo Fee
Hand-to-Mouth PlayersOne Act
(max 25 mins)
Play must be previously unpublished. Honorarium of $25.4/30/19New YorkFee: $20
The Chameleon Theatre CircleAny lengthOriginal works that have never been produced. All styles and genres ok. Int’l submissions ok.4/30/19Burnsville, MinnesotaNo Fee
Prize: $100
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/an/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend 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 Roundn/an/a
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