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|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Heartland Theatre Company||max 10 mins||Open to all playwrights. New plays, unproduced. Theme: THE CAMPOUT||2/1/20||Bloomington, Illinois||n/a|
|HRC Showcase Theatre||Full Length||New, aspiring or established playwrights. The play must be previously unpublished.||2/1/20||Hudson, New York||Fee: $10
|Science Fiction Theatre Festival||max 15 mins||Science fiction plays. Int’l submissions ok.||2/1/20||London||n/a|
|Lambda Literary||n/a||One-week writer’s workshop and residency for LGBTQ writers. Includes playwriting workshop.||2/2/20||Los Angeles, California||App Fee: $25|
|The Drama Workshop||max 10 mins||Plays 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 Must be unpublished and unproduced in the Greater Cincinnati area.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.||2/2/20||Cheviot, Ohio||“small honorarium”|
|Kairos Italy Theater||10 mins||Female & female identifying playwrights writing comedy. The play can be written in Italian, English, Spanish, Turkish, French, Portuguese, Polish, Greek & Urdu language.||2/10/20||NYC||n/a|
|Water House Collective||10 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.||2/10/20||NYC||n/a|
|Violet Surprise||max 10 pages||Plays that showcase Sapphic superheroines. Open to playwrights who identify as female, trans, or non-binary. No website. Send your scripts in PDF format to [email protected] with “Violet Surprise” in the subject line. Playwrights may submit up to 2 scripts.||2/13/20||Chicago||n/a|
|Ain’t I A Woman Playfest||10-12 pages||Original, unpublished, and unproduced play written by a woman-of-color playwright. Transgender or gender-queer women encouraged to submit.||2/14/20||Louisville, Kentucky||n/a|
|TheatreWorks||max 10 mins||Playwrights are responsible for the production of their plays.||2/14/20||New Milford, Connecticut||“cash prize”|
|Watermelon One-Act Festival||10-45 mins||Original and unpublished one-act plays. More than $1,000 total cash prize.||2/14/20||St. Mary’s City, Maryland||Fee: $100 if selected|
|East Valley Children’s Theatre||60-90 mins||Plays & musicals suitable for children to perform & for an audience of children. Must not have been previously performed. Must be original & unpublished.||2/15/20||Mesa, Arizona||No Fee
|New Light Theater Project||Full Length||Playwrights must be NYC-based. Original, unpublished and unproduced plays.||2/15/20||NYC||No Fee
|Talk Back Theatre||Full Length||Plays 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.||2/15/20||Santa Ana, California||“small cash prize”|
|Whiskey Radio Hour||10 mins||New radio plays from persons of color, female-identifying and/or nonbinary playwrights. Any genre.||2/16/20||Chicago||n/a|
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|Artists in Partnership||10-30 mins||The play must be original and unpublished. Comedies or dramas (or in between), or monologues. Playwrights may self-produce.||2/17/20||Long Beach, New York||$100 fee if accepted|
|Punching LaBute||max 10 mins||Womxn 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.||2/22/20||Chicago||n/a|
|Capital Stage||Full Length||Bold, thought-provoking works. Any genre.||2/28/20||Sacramento, California||n/a|
|Project Y Theatre||30 mins – Full Length||Seeking 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 show||2/28/20||NYC||n/a|
|Throughline Artists||20-30 mins||Plays cannot have been previously produced in New York or published. Open to writers living in the tri-state area.||2/28/20||NYC||n/a|
|Durango Arts Center||max 10 pages||Only original plays, never before produced or published, are eligible.||2/29/20||Durango, Colorado||Fee: $12
|Nomad Theatre Company||5-30 mins||Theme: “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.||2/29/20||Normal, Illinois||n/a|
|Playwrights’ Round Table||max 10 mins
|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 [email protected]||2/29/20||Orlando, Florida||$25 stipend|
|Rapture Theatre||max 10 mins||The 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.||2/29/20||Indianapolis, Indiana||No Fee|
|The New American Theatre||One Act
(max 15 mins)
|Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.||2/29/20||Culver City, California||Fee: $15|
|Theatre Workshop of Owensboro||One 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.||2/29/20||Owensboro, Kentucky||Fee: $20
|FORGE Fuel||“sample”||Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights.||Year Round||Danbury, Connecticut||Fee: $80|
|Panglossian Productions||10 mins||Biweekly podcast that showcases short new plays.||Year Round||Williamsburg, Virginia||n/a|
|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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