Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opportunities with April+ 2023 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members. Join now to get access!
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Garfield Center for the Arts||10 mins||Short Attention Span Theatre.||3/27/23||Chestertown, Maryland||n/a|
|Edmonds Driftwood Players||10-12 mins||Theme: Pay It Forward||3/30/23||Edmonds, Washington||n/a|
|Athena Project||Full Length||Women playwrights.||3/31/23||Denver, Colorado||n/a|
|Ridgedale Players||max 10 mins||Writers of all backgrounds.||3/31/23||Troy, Michigan||No Fee|
|Fade to Black Play Festival||8-10 mins||African-American playwrights. Any theme or genre. No characters under 17 yrs old.||4/1/23||Houston, Texas||No Fee
|Fade to Black Play Festival||1-3 mins||Monologues. Prefers comedy. Theme: The Wonder of Life||4/1/23||Houston, Texas||No Fee
|Pittsburgh New Works Festival||15-45 mins||One-act plays.||4/1/23||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania||Fee: $15
|Rogue Theater Festival||10-105 mins||Plays or musicals.||4/1/23||NYC||$75/$350 participation fee|
|The Theatre of Others||20-30 mins||Audio play for podcast. Prompt: “I, too, am an Ancestor.” Playwrights must produce.||4/1/23||Podcast||n/a|
|Frantic Theatre Company||10-25 mins||Writers of all backgrounds.||4/2/23||Cleveland, Ohio||n/a|
|New Media Film Festival||Any length||Plays accepted.||4/3/23||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $75-$95
|Red Bull Theater||max 10 mins||Play that makes use of heightened language, and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style or story from any cultural tradition. Theme: FORBIDDEN LOVE||4/3/23||NYC||Fee: $10|
|Santa Ana River Review||max 10 mins / max 12 pages||Publication opp. Dramatic works.||4/3/23||Riverside, California||n/a|
|Fresh Words||max 1 min||The play should be in line with the symbolic, metaphoric and literary meaning of ‘Et tu, Brute?’.||4/5/23||n/a||n/a|
|Stonecoast Review||max 12 pages||Publication opp. Accepts dramatic works.||4/5/23||Portland, Maine||n/a|
|Overtime Theater||Any length||Winter holiday plays. Accepts submissions from all writers, but gives special attention to writers from Texas.||4/7/23||San Antonio, Texas||n/a|
|Theatre Southwest||One Act
|Int’l submissions ok. Any genre.||4/10/23||Houston, Texas||No Fee|
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|Atlanta Shakespeare Company||Full Length||Special consideration to plays with direct reference to Shakespeare. Theme: “..if you prick us, do we not bleed?”||4/15/23||Atlanta, Georgia||Prize: $5000|
|Black Latino Playwrights Celebration||Full Length||Student and professional Black and Latino playwrights.||4/15/23||San Marcos, Texas||n/a|
|Gi60||max 60 secs||One-minute plays. Int’l submissions ok.||4/15/23||UK & USA||No Fee|
|Hambidge||10-15 pages (sample)||2 to 8 weeks residency.||4/15/23||Rabun Gap, Georgia||App Fee: $30|
|Rooftop Productions||8-10 pages||Plays must be unproduced and unpublished.||4/15/23||Manassas, Virginia||Fee: $10
|Sitka Center for Art and Ecology||2 writing samples of up to 10 pages||Residency.||4/15/23||Otis, Oregon||App Fee: $30|
|Fusion||max 10 pages||Any genre. Int’l submissions ok. Musicals ok. Theme: The Elephant in the Room||4/16/23||Albuquerque, New Mexico||Fee: $5|
|Austin Film Festival||Full Length||Original or adapted plays. Int’l submissions ok.||4/18/23||Austin, Texas||Fee: $25
|Theatre Rocks||Full Length||Any US resident.||4/21/23||Ennis, Texas||Fee: $30
|Page 73 Development Programs||10-page sample + full script||US residents. Must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays.||4/23/23||Brooklyn, New York||Award: $10,000|
|The Rockefeller Foundation||n/s||Four-week residency. Open to writers including playwrights.||4/26/23||NYC||n/a|
|Open Space Arts||8-15 mins||Must be family friendly. Theme: Déjà vu||4/29/23||Reisterstown, Maryland||n/a|
|Brewster Theater Company||One Act
(max 30 mins)
|Plays must have been written after January 1, 2020. Any genre. *Solo shows must be no longer than 20 mins.||5/1/23||Carmel, New York||Fee: $25|
|Foglifter||max 20 pages||Publication opp. LGBTQ+ writers. Accepts drama submissions.||5/1/23||n/a||$50 honorarium|
|New England Review||max 5,000 words||Publication opp. Short plays and monologues.||5/1/23||Middlebury, Vermont||Fee: $3
Payment: $20 per page
|Ghost City Review||short play||Publication opp. Short plays accepted.||Year Round||Syracuse, New York||n/a|
|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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