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Hello playwrights! We have some great submission opps this August. Read on to find out the details!

Remember: Keep working on your play! Don’t give up and keep submitting your finished plays to theaters!


Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Can Serrat max 3 pages (sample) 2-month residency for writers, full grant. Also offers 70%, 50% or 30% grants. 8/1/17 Barcelona, Spain n/a
Elsewhere Studios 10-20 pages (sample) 1 to 6 months residency. 8/1/17 Paonia, Colorado App Fee: $30
Phoenix Theatre See right. Original and unproduced full-length plays and musicals, and 10-20 min short plays. 8/1/17 Phoenix, Arizona Fee: $10 (no fee for short plays)

The World Crime League

max 30 mins Theme: Christmas. Monologues ok. 8/1/17 Minneapolis, Minnesota No Fee
Box Wine Theatre max 10 mins Political plays. Previously produced plays ok. 8/4/17 NYC

Prize: $250

KNOW Theatre

15-20 mins The play must be inspired by one of the works of art… (see website for the images) 8/6/17 Binghamton, New York n/a
Lakeshore Players Theatre Full Length Any genre. Musicals ok – the score should be able to be played by one pianist. 8/7/17 White Bear Lake, Minnesota

No Fee

Nylon Fusion Theatre Co

10 mins Theme: The C Word 8/8/17 NYC n/a
The Players Theatre max 15 mins Theme: “Boo!” Horror plays & musicals incl. a great spoof. Playwrights must produce. 8/13/17 New York City, New York

Fee: $150 if selected, $100 refundable

Bad Theater Fest

max 25 mins Completed & works-in-progress considered. Prefers fully produced shows. 8/15/17 NYC Fee: $20-$25 if accepted
Book Pipeline Competition Full Length Plays appropriate for film or television adaptation. Any genre, published or unpublished. 8/15/17 Santa Monica, California Fee: $55
Prize: $10,000
Hypatia-in-the-Woods 10 pages (sample) 1 to 4 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted. 8/15/17 Shelton, Washington Fee: $20
Ivoryton Playhouse See right. One-act plays by and about women. 10-min plays ok. Musicals ok. 8/15/17 Ivoryton, Connecticut n/a
New York New Works Theatre Festival 10-27 mins Drama, comedy, musical short, solo show. Playwrights must produce.  8/15/17 NYC Fee: $635 if chosen
Yale Drama Series Full Length Emerging playwrights. Original, unpublished plays. 8/15/17 New Haven, Connecticut No Fee
Prize: $10,000

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Baltic Writing Residency – Scotland 20 pages 1-week residency. 8/25/17 Scotland Fee: $22
Funhouse II 10-15 mins Original, unproduced plays. Comedy, drama, horror, fantasy, sci-fi, parody, musical, etc. 8/25/17 Seattle, Washington Fee: $5 (w/ no fee options), $25 honorarium
Neo Ensemble Theatre One Act
(15-40 mins)
Any style and subject. Previously produced plays ok. 8/30/17 Los Angeles, California No Fee
American Blues Theater Full Length Original, unpublished plays. Adaptations ok. 8/31/17 Chicago, Illinois

Fee: $5
Prize: $1,000

Image Theater

max 10 mins Short plays for “Naughty Readings.” 8/31/17 Lowell, Massachusetts n/a
Players Workshop 8-12 mins Theme: “Lost in Translation.” Must be suitable to a general adult audience. Previous prods ok. Int’l submissions ok. 8/31/17 Mexico

No Fee
Prize: $25 USD

Qu (Queens University of Charlotte)

max 8000 words For lit magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only. 8/31/17 Charlotte, North Carolina Payment Upon Publication: $100
Ten-Minute Musicals Project 7-20 mins Original musicals. Previous prods ok. Excerpts from full-length shows ok. Max 10 performers —  5 women, 5 men. 8/31/17 West Hollywood, California

$250/US royalty

The Little Theatre of Alexandria

One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced plays. 8/31/17 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
Urban Stages Full Length Small cast plays. 8/31/17 NYC


Urban Stages

Full Length Plays written by female/female-identifying playwrights. 8/31/17 NYC n/a
Villa Ruffieux n/s 1 to 3 months residency. 8/31/17 Switzerland

Monthly stipend of CHF 1,500

Yellow Rose Productions

Full Length, One Act Original works, not previously produced or fully staged. Female playwrights only. 8/31/17 Knoxville, Tennessee Fee: $20, $28 “cash prize”
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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