Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 30 play submission opportunities with February 2020 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members.  Join now to get access to 75 play submissions opportunities that close in February!

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Heartland Theatre Companymax 10 minsOpen to all playwrights. New plays, unproduced. Theme: THE CAMPOUT2/1/20Bloomington, Illinoisn/a
HRC Showcase TheatreFull LengthNew, aspiring or established playwrights. The play must be previously unpublished.2/1/20Hudson, New YorkFee: $10
Prize: $500
Science Fiction Theatre Festivalmax 15 minsScience fiction plays. Int’l submissions ok.2/1/20Londonn/a
Lambda Literaryn/aOne-week writer’s workshop and residency for LGBTQ writers. Includes playwriting workshop.2/2/20Los Angeles, CaliforniaApp Fee: $25
The Drama Workshopmax 10 minsPlays may be on any topic. Must be unpublished and unproduced in the Greater Cincinnati area. Previous public readings/workshops are allowed. Playwrights must live within 100 miles of Cincinnati.2/2/20Cheviot, Ohio“small honorarium”
Kairos Italy Theater10 minsFemale & female identifying playwrights writing comedy. The play can be written in Italian, English, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Polish, Greek & Urdu language.2/10/20NYCn/a
Water House Collective10 pages (sample)Seeking writers to participate in a 6-month long writers’ group, which will culminate in a reading and/or performance of developed works. The works must fall within the boundaries of Water House’s mission to produce Queer Mythos Theatre.2/10/20NYCn/a
Violet Surprisemax 10 pagesPlays that showcase Sapphic superheroines. Open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary. No website. Send your scripts in PDF format to with “Violet Surprise” in the subject line. Playwrights may submit up to 2 scripts.2/13/20Chicagon/a
Ain’t I A Woman Playfest10-12 pagesOriginal, unpublished, and unproduced play written by a woman-of-color playwright. Transgender or gender-queer women encouraged to submit.2/14/20Louisville, Kentuckyn/a
TheatreWorksmax 10 minsPlaywrights are responsible for the production of their plays.2/14/20New Milford, Connecticut“cash prize”
Watermelon One-Act Festival10-45 minsOriginal and unpublished one-act plays. More than $1,000 total cash prize.2/14/20St. Mary’s City, MarylandFee: $100 if selected
East Valley Children’s Theatre60-90 minsPlays & musicals suitable for children to perform & for an audience of children. Must not have been previously performed. Must be original & unpublished.2/15/20Mesa, ArizonaNo Fee
Prize: $500
New Light Theater ProjectFull LengthPlaywrights must be NYC-based. Original, unpublished and unproduced plays.2/15/20NYCNo Fee
Prize: $1000
Talk Back TheatreFull LengthPlays that highlight inter-generational relationships. The topic is intentionally open — it might mean plays about youthful rebellion against authority, adult children engaging with aging parents, unique perspectives on the millennial or gen-z vs. baby boomer mentality, etc.2/15/20Santa Ana, California“small cash prize”
Whiskey Radio Hour10 minsNew radio plays from persons of color, female-identifying and/or nonbinary playwrights. Any genre.2/16/20Chicagon/a
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Artists in Partnership10-30 minsThe play must be original and unpublished. Comedies or dramas (or in between), or monologues. Playwrights may self-produce.2/17/20Long Beach, New York$100 fee if accepted
Punching LaButemax 10 minsWomxn writers. Looking for short plays and monologues. LGBTQA+ writers and writers of color strongly encouraged to submit. *Works that metaphorically punches misogyny in the face. It’s about womxn flipping problematic work (like Neil LaBute’s) on its head, and reclaiming the narrative.2/22/20Chicagon/a
Capital StageFull LengthBold, thought-provoking works. Any genre.2/28/20Sacramento, Californian/a
Project Y Theatre30 mins – Full LengthSeeking productions of plays that are written by a female identifying playwright and that feature more than 50% female-identifying characters. An ideal play for the Festival is either: 1) A one person show, ready for a crowd 2) A new/developing work multi-character project that would be able to take advantage of a night in the space. 3) A festival-ready show2/28/20NYCn/a
Throughline Artists20-30 minsPlays cannot have been previously produced in New York or published. Open to writers living in the tri-state area.2/28/20NYCn/a
Durango Arts Centermax 10 pagesOnly original plays, never before produced or published, are eligible.2/29/20Durango, ColoradoFee: $12
Prize: $500
Nomad Theatre Company5-30 minsTheme: “On the Road.” Plays that take place in a gas station, a rest stop, a stop on the side of the road, a garage, etc. 2/29/20Normal, Illinoisn/a
Playwrights’ Round Tablemax 10 mins
(8-12 pages)
Plays must be unpublished, with three or fewer productions. Staged reading and workshops do not count as productions. Theme: “Science Fiction Summer.” Plays that are speculative, strange, futuristic, and/or technological. No website. Plays should be sent to Submissions@theprt.com2/29/20Orlando, Florida$25 stipend
Rapture Theatremax 10 minsThe show must contain a ‘holiday’ theme. Must not have been previously produced in the state of Indiana. Playwright must currently reside in the state of Indiana. All plays selected will receive $25 in payment.2/29/20Indianapolis, IndianaNo Fee
The New American TheatreOne Act
(max 15 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.2/29/20Culver City, CaliforniaFee: $15
Theatre Workshop of OwensboroOne Act
(max 20 pages)
Scripts must not have been published (other than by the playwright) or performed (other than staged readings). Any topic or genre. No restrictions on language or content.2/29/20Owensboro, KentuckyFee: $20
Prize: $500
FORGE Fuel“sample”Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights.Year RoundDanbury, ConnecticutFee: $80
Panglossian Productions10 minsBiweekly podcast that showcases short new plays.Year RoundWilliamsburg, Virginian/a
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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