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Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Black Lives, Black Words Int’l Project 10 mins Playwright must be of African descent. Int’l submissions ok. Plays must not have been previously published. Theme: Do Black Lives matter? 12/1/18 Various Cities (Int’l) n/a
Clockhouse (Literary Journal) max 15 pages Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full-length play. 12/1/18 n/a n/a
Emerging Artists Theatre See right. One-man show, one-woman show, short play, musical. 12/1/18 NYC n/a
Hidden River Arts max 15 mins Unpublished and unproduced short plays. 12/1/18 Philadelphia Fee: $17 Prize: $1,000
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co 10 mins Theme: Can You TOUCH Me? 12/1/18 NYC n/a
Pantochino Productions Full Length Original musicals by early career and emerging playwrights, composers and lyricists. Must be suitable for family audiences. Must be unproduced and unpublished. 12/1/18 West Haven, Connecticut n/a
Theatre on the Lake Full Length Playwrights who currently live full-time in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. 12/1/18 Deep Creek Lake, Maryland No Fee Prize: $150
Western Michigan University Full Length Playwrights living in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, or Wisconsin. Includes 1-week residency. Travel, lodging & meals provided. 12/1/18 Kalamazoo, Michigan n/a
Spokane Stage Left Theater 1 page Int’l submissions ok. Original works. 12/2/18 Spokane, Washington n/a
Jane Addams Festival of New Plays max 10 pages Plays with themes related to and inspired by the work of Jane Addams. 12/10/18 Freeport, Illinois n/a
Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival max 20 mins Short plays and musicals. 12/13/18 NYC Fee: $10
B Street Theatre Full Length Int’l submissions ok. Comedic plays. Must not have had a professional production, or be scheduled to have a professional production, prior to January 1, 2020. Solo pieces and theatre for young audience will be accepted. Original and adapted works ok. 12/15/18 Sacramento, California n/a
Editorial DALYA 30-120 mins Open to all writers worldwide. The play must be new, original and unpublished previously in any form. Plays can be written in any official European languages. 12/15/18 Spain No Fee Prize: 2400€/1000€
Majestic Theatre 7-10 mins The phrase “second thoughts” must be in one (and only one) line of dialogue in your play. Any theme or subject matter. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller, or monologue. Open to residents of Oregon and all students registered at Oregon colleges and universities. 12/15/18 Corvallis, Oregon No Fee
Premiere Stages at KEAN Full Length Plays must be unpublished and unproduced. Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area (New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware). Note: See non-agent submissions. 12/15/18 Union, New Jersey Prize: $2500
St. Paul’s Arts Council 2 mins / 10 mins Original works, unpublished & unproduced. Theme: “Coming Together: Healing Our Divisions.” Topics may include such issues as racial, cultural, and economic divisions. 12/15/18 New Albany, Indiana n/a
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DYSPLA Storymakers Residency n/s Looking for storymakers that are keen to write a script for screen or stage. 12-month program. Int’l submissions ok. DYSPLA will provide travel subsidy for anyone outside of London. 12/16/18 London n/a
Red Eye Theater 10-15 mins Six-month developmental support. 12/17/18 Minneapolis, Minnesota  stipend of $700
Scribd Any length Publication opp. Seeking “First-Person” plays of any genre exploring the intersection of Disability and the Performing Arts. 12/28/18 San Francisco, California n/a
United Solo Theatre Festival n/s One-person shows. Drama, comedy, tragedy, musical. Artists will receive a fee of 25% of box office net sales from each performance. 12/28/18 NYC Fee: $59, $745 if selected
Metropolitan Playhouse One Act (10-90 mins) Plays must pertain specifically, though not necessarily exclusively, to the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan. Theme: “Perseverance” as it relates to life in the East Village of today and in eras past. 12/30/18 NYC $100 honorarium
Ashland New Plays Festival Full Length Drama or comedy. The play must be previously unproduced. 12/31/18 Ashland, Oregon Fee: $20 Prize: $1,500
Celtic Calling max 30 mins Original plays, vignettes, or one-acts with a Celtic theme. 12/31/18 Charleston, West Virginia $100 stipend
Jackie White Memorial National Playwriting Contest Full Length Original or adapted scripts written for young audiences. Entry should be appropriate for a family-friendly audience. Musicals ok. The script should have at least 5 speaking roles, 2 of whom should be female. At least one of the female characters should be a major character. 12/31/18 Columbia, Missouri Fee: $25 Prize: $500
Las Vegas Little Theatre Full Length Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18-30. Seeking new plays that have not been professionally produced or published. 12/31/18 Las Vegas, Nevada Prize: $150
Miami New Musicals 10 mins Plays about LOVE from S. Florida playwrights (Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and Monroe counties). 12/31/18 North Miami, Florida “small stipend”
Pulitzer Prize in Drama Full Length Play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life. 12/31/18 NYC Fee: $50 Prize: $15,000
Southwest Theatre Productions Full Length, One Act Full length, or one-act plays over 50 pages. Comedy or drama. 12/31/18 Austin, Texas Fee: $25
St. Louis Actors’ Studio One Act (max 45 mins) Professional submissions. Professional, new and previously unproduced plays. Hard copy submissions only (letter of inquiry, synopsis, and 10-page sample from the script). 12/31/18 St. Louis, Missouri n/a
Sundog Theatre One Act (10-30 mins) Theme: “2 OPPOSITE ENDINGS.” Original plays, not previously produced or published, set on the Staten Island Ferry. 12/31/18 Staten Island, New York Prize: $100
The Robert J. Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence Full Length Unproduced plays & musicals. Children’s plays accepted. 12/31/18 Coldwater, Michigan Prize: $200
Torrent Theatre One Act, Full Length Plays that have not been performed in NYC. 12/31/18 NYC “stipend”
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