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Howdy, Playwrights!   Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with April 2022 deadlines.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Kumu Kahua Theatre / Bamboo Ridge Press See right. 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on this prompt: A confrontation between Hawai‘i locals and spring breakers surfing out on the ocean in Waikīkī. 3/31/22 Honolulu, Hawaii Prize: $100
Fade to Black Play Festival 8-10 mins Any theme or genre. Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora. 4/1/22 Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $100
Lower East Side Play Festival 7-12 pages The play must be set on the Lower East Side. 4/1/22 NYC n/a
Rogue Theater Festival 10-60 mins Plays or musicals. Original work. Previously performed is ok. 4/1/22 NYC Fee: $70, $130 if selected
The Alpine Fellowship max 45 mins Theme: “Freedom.” Any genre. Open to all nationalities. 4/1/22 London Prize: £3000
The Center at West Park 45 mins – 2 hrs Works in progress that are ready to share with audiences but have not yet had a world premiere. Open to NYC-based artists. Artists from historically under-represented communities are invited to apply. 4/1/22 NYC Performance fee of $1,200 + a split of the box office
Theater J Full Length New play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience. Open to emerging women playwrights. 4/1/22 Washington, DC No Fee
Prize: $3,000
Women’s Project Theater Full Length 2-year residency. Open to early career women+ playwrights living within 90 mins of WP Theater via car or rail. 4/1/22 NYC $2,500 stipend/year
Pittsburgh New Works Festival One Act
(15-45 mins)
Plays may have been read, but never produced. Workshops and readings are ok. 4/2/22 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fee: $10, $15
Prize: $500
Red Bull Theater max 10 mins Short play that makes use of heightened language, and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style or story  from any cultural tradition. Theme: ALCHEMY 4/4/22 NYC  Fee: $10
Garry Marshall Theatre Full Length Drama or comedy. Must be previously unproduced. 4/5/22 Burbank, California Fee: $20
Southeastern Louisiana University Full Length Open to all playwrights. Original and unpublished plays intended for a college-aged cast and audience. 4/8/22 Hammond, Louisiana Fee: $10
Theatre Southwest One Act
(20 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area. Any genre. 4/10/22 Houston, Texas $100 stipend
Fresh Ground Pepper n/s Apps from playwrights accepted. 4/11/22 NYC Fee: $350
Arizona Theatre Company Full Length, One Act
(50+ pages)
Latine playwrights residing in the US, its territories or Mexico. Scripts may be in English, Spanish, or a combination of the two. Any subject. 4/15/22 Tucson, Arizona n/a
Hambidge 10-15 pages (sample) 2 to 8 weeks residency. 4/15/22 Rabun Gap, Georgia App Fee: $30
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology 2 writing samples of up to 10 pages 2 weeks to 3 months residency. The resident is responsible for all travel and living expenses. 4/15/22 Otis, Oregon App Fee: $30
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The Good Life Review 10 mins,
One Act (max 30 pages)
Publication opp. Interested in work that showcases the diversity of The Great Plains. Any genre and topic. 4/15/22 Omaha, Nebraska Fee: $15
Prize: $300
The Players Theatre max 15 mins / 15 pages Short plays & musicals. Theme: “NYC – Only in New York.” Playwrights must produce. 4/15/22 NYC n/a
Weasel Press max 5 pages Looking for short, impactful scenes. Writers can submit an excerpt from their play, granted the scene can work well on its own. Any style, genre, and format. Previously published materials ok. LGBTQ+ and BIPOC playwrights only. 4/15/22 n/a Payment for Scripts is $30.
The Kerouac Project 10 pages (sample) Three-month residency. Int’l submissions ok. 4/17/22 Orlando, Florida App Fee: $35
Austin Film Festival Full Length Full-length plays, original or adapted. Int’l submissions ok. 4/18/22 Austin, Texas Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Theatre Rocks Full Length Any US resident. Non-published, previous non-equity productions are ok. 4/22/22 Ennis, Texas Fee: $30
Prize: $500
Page 73 Development Programs 10-page sample + full script US residents only. Must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays. Must have never received a production of his/her work in NYC that was larger than an Actors’ Equity Showcase Code presentation. 4/24/22 Brooklyn, New York Award: $10,000
Break a Leg Productions Full Length, One Act All styles of Comedy. No child characters that cannot be portrayed by an adult. Characters ages 40+ encouraged. 4/30/22 NYC n/a
Jakespeare Virtual Theatre Company max 10 mins Must be radio-friendly. A small cast is preferred. Any content matter will be considered. Cannot have been performed as a radio/audio performance before. 4/30/22 n/a n/a
JETFest Full Length Comedies, dramas, and plays that often reflect issues of family, community, and humanity. Original work or adaptation that has not been produced prior to the festival in 2023. Staged readings/workshop productions are ok. 4/30/22 Walled Lake, Michigan Fee: $15
Prize: $250
Moondance Int’l Film Festival 1, 2 or 3-act Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play. See submission categories. 4/30/22 Boulder, Colorado Fee: $25
Salem State University 10 mins Open to all playwrights. However, preference will be given to those with a direct military connection. The theme of the play should directly touch on military service and/or how military service affects a community. 4/30/22 Salem, Massachusetts n/a
Seeing Our Stories On Stage n/s New and unpublished/unproduced global majority TYA scripts. Completed scripts or works in progress. 4/30/22 Zoom n/a
Stonecoast Review max 12 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic works. Must be previously unpublished. 4/30/22 Portland, Maine n/a
Tampa Bay Theatre Festival Full Length,
10 mins
All material must be original, published or non-published. All entries must be self-produced. 4/30/22 Tampa, Florida n/a
Write Act Repertory 3-20 mins Plays based on the works and/or life of Edgar Allen Poe. Int’l submissions ok. Open to both dramas, comedies, and to all themes. Scripts must be unproduced on the West Coast. Musicals ok. No fee for Dramatist Guild members. 4/30/22 Various Cities Fee: $15, $20
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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