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
|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
|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
|Plays may have been read, but never produced. Workshops and readings are ok.||4/2/22||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Fee: $10, $15
|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 Original and unpublished plays intended for a college-aged cast and audience.||4/8/22||Hammond, Louisiana||Fee: $10|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
|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 All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area.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
|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
|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
|Theatre Rocks||Full Length||Any US resident. Non-published, previous non-equity productions are ok.||4/22/22||Ennis, Texas||Fee: $30
|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
|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,
|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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