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Howdy, Playwrights! Find your 32 play submissions opportunities with November 2017 deadlines here.

Remember: Every one of these opportunities has a deadline coming up this soon! So don’t close this webpage without checking these playwriting contests out. Happy submitting!


Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Book Pipeline Competition Full Length Plays appropriate for film or TV adaptation. Any genre. Published or unpublished. 11/1/17 Santa Monica, California

Fee: $65
Prize: $10,000

Boomerang Theatre Company

Full Length New plays, comedies/dramas, adaptations or wholly original, that speak to the current cultural & historical moment in time. 11/1/17 NYC n/a
Ensemble Studio Theatre Full Length, One Act Plays and musicals. Topic: “hard” sciences and technology. 11/1/17 NYC

Commissions: $1,000-10,000

New York Musical Festival

Full Length Musical that has not received a commercial production in NYC. Script must be “production-ready.” Int’l submissions ok. 11/1/17 NYC Fee: $75
Over Our Head Players max 10 mins Original, unpublished comedies. Open to everyone w/o age or geographic restriction. 11/1/17 Racine, Wisconsin

Prize: $500

Pipedream Productions

max 30 mins Subject: “Pipedream.” What does Pipedream mean to you? Must be unpublished. 11/1/17 Denver, Colorado n/a
Seven Devils Playwrights Conference Full Length Any genre or style. Musicals ok. Invited playwrights must be in residence for the entire two weeks of the Conference. 11/1/17 McCall, Idaho

Fee: $10

Stage Door Productions

One Act
(max 20 pgs)
Original, unpublished plays. NO sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts. 11/1/17 Fredericksburg, Virginia Prize: $150
The Dare Tactic 8 pages (sample) Original plays and musicals. Previously performed pieces ok. 11/1/17 NYC


Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Full Length Provocative, political and socially relevant materials. 11/1/17 Topanga, California n/a
Centenary Stage Company Full Length Women playwrights. Plays with no prior AEA production. 11/2/17 Hackettstown, New Jersey

Prize: $1500

InViolet Theater

max 10 pages New works. 11/2/17 NYC n/a
Acadia University Theatre max 30 mins Original script, has not been professionally performed. Int’l submissions ok. 11/3/17 Wolfville, Nova Scotia


Northport One-Act Play Festival

One Act
(10-20 mins)
Drama or comedy. Plays appropriate to be performed in a church. 11/10/17 Northport, New York $75 fee if accepted
Arizona Theatre Company Full Length, One Act Latino playwrights residing in the United States, its territories or Mexico. 11/15/17 Tucson, Arizona


Bare Black Box Productions

5-15 pages Subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental & progressive works. Previous prods ok. 11/15/17 Phoenix, Arizona No Fee
Prize: $50

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Hypatia-in-the-Woods 10 pages (sample) 1 to 4 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted. 11/15/17 Shelton, Washington

Fee: $20

Jewish Women’s Theatre

One Act
(max 10 mins)
Theme: “Crossing Our Red Sea.” Monologues ok, 7 mins max. Previously produced or published works ok. 11/15/17 Santa Monica, California n/a
Lakeshore Players Theatre 10 mins  Open to all playwrights. The play must be unpublished and unproduced. High school-aged playwrights are encouraged to enter. 11/15/17 White Bear Lake, Minnesota


LowellArts Players

10 mins Drama or comedy. Theme: Risky Business 11/15/17 Lowell, Michigan Fee: $20
Prize: $500
M.T. Pockets Theatre One Act
(max 10 mins)
The play must be unpublished, with 3 or less prods (excluding readings, self-prods and/or contest prods). 11/15/17 Morgantown, West Virginia


Manhattan Repertory Theatre

One Act
(10-25 mins)
New, never produced before plays (cast, directed and ready to be performed in November/December 2017). 11/15/17 NYC Fee: $40 once accepted
Outvisible Theatre Company Full Length, One Act Plays & musicals, unproduced. Must address one of the following: equality and diversity, mental health, and/or social issues. 11/15/17 Allen Park, Michigan


Wasatch Theatre Company

“sample” Workshop opportunity. Playwrights should submit a representation of their work. 11/15/17 Salt Lake City, Utah n/a
Drama League / Beatrice Terry Residency n/s Women or women-identified artists who both write and direct their own work. 11/17/17 NYC

Fee: $12

Theatre InspiraTO

10 mins Theme: “All about her.” Comedy, drama, parody, absurd or anything in between. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok. 11/20/17 Toronto, Ontario No Fee
Prize: $500
United Solo Theatre Festival n/s 1-person shows. Musical, tragedy, comedy, etc. Artist gets 25% of the box office. 11/21/17 NYC

Fee: $49, $695 if selected

William Inge Theater Festival

Any length New play lab, including a four-day workshop. 11/23/17 Independence, Kansas Fee, only if selected: $250
Life-sized Meme Productions Full Length Script that has never been performed in twin cities before. Comedy, drama, tragedy, mystery or a combination. 11/24/17 Minneapolis, Minnesota


Pennsylvania Playhouse

Full Length Previously performed plays ok. Comedic or dramatic subject matter, or any genre appropriate for a community theatre. 11/30/17 Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania Fee: $25
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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