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!


LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Book Pipeline CompetitionFull LengthPlays appropriate for film or TV adaptation. Any genre. Published or unpublished.11/1/17Santa Monica, California

Fee: $65
Prize: $10,000

Boomerang Theatre Company

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

Commissions: $1,000-10,000

New York Musical Festival

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Over Our Head Playersmax 10 minsOriginal, unpublished comedies.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

Prize: $500

Pipedream Productions

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 Must be unpublished.11/1/17Denver, Coloradon/a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

Fee: $10

Stage Door Productions

One Act
(max 20 pgs)
Original, unpublished plays. NO sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts.11/1/17Fredericksburg, VirginiaPrize: $150
The Dare Tactic8 pages (sample)Original plays and musicals. Previously performed pieces ok.11/1/17NYC


Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum

Full LengthProvocative, political and socially relevant materials.11/1/17Topanga, Californian/a
Centenary Stage CompanyFull LengthWomen playwrights. Plays with no prior AEA production.11/2/17Hackettstown, New Jersey

Prize: $1500

InViolet Theater

max 10 pagesNew works.11/2/17NYCn/a
Acadia University Theatremax 30 minsOriginal script, has not been professionally performed. Int’l submissions ok.11/3/17Wolfville, Nova Scotia


Northport One-Act Play Festival

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


Bare Black Box Productions

5-15 pagesSubject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental & progressive works. Previous prods ok.11/15/17Phoenix, ArizonaNo Fee
Prize: $50

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Hypatia-in-the-Woods10 pages (sample)1 to 4 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted.11/15/17Shelton, 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.11/15/17Santa Monica, Californian/a
Lakeshore Players Theatre10 mins Open to all playwrights. The play must be unpublished and unproduced. High school-aged playwrights are encouraged to enter.11/15/17White Bear Lake, Minnesota


LowellArts Players

10 minsDrama or comedy. Theme: Risky Business11/15/17Lowell, MichiganFee: $20
Prize: $500
M.T. Pockets TheatreOne Act
(max 10 mins)
The play must be unpublished, with 3 or less prods (excluding readings, self-prods and/or contest prods).11/15/17Morgantown, 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).11/15/17NYCFee: $40 once accepted
Outvisible Theatre CompanyFull Length, One ActPlays & musicals, unproduced. Must address one of the following: equality and diversity, mental health, and/or social issues.11/15/17Allen Park, Michigan


Wasatch Theatre Company

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

Fee: $12

Theatre InspiraTO

10 minsTheme: “All about her.” Comedy, drama, parody, absurd or anything in between. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok.11/20/17Toronto, OntarioNo Fee
Prize: $500
United Solo Theatre Festivaln/s1-person shows. Musical, tragedy, comedy, etc. Artist gets 25% of the box office.11/21/17NYC

Fee: $49, $695 if selected

William Inge Theater Festival

Any lengthNew play lab, including a four-day workshop.11/23/17Independence, KansasFee, only if selected: $250
Life-sized Meme ProductionsFull LengthScript that has never been performed in twin cities before. Comedy, drama, tragedy, mystery or a combination.11/24/17Minneapolis, Minnesota


Pennsylvania Playhouse

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


Trade A Play Tuesday

10 minsSend in 10-min play & get same-day feedback. You must also read another playwright’s work & give feedback.Year Roundn/a


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