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Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with April 2023 deadlines.


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
“cash prize”
Fade to Black Play Festival 1-3 mins Monologues. Prefers comedy. Theme: The Wonder of Life 4/1/23 Houston, Texas No Fee
“cash prize”
Pittsburgh New Works Festival 15-45 mins One-act plays. 4/1/23 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Fee: $15
Prize: $500
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
Prize: $45,000
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
(20 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. Any genre. 4/10/23 Houston, Texas No Fee
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
Prize: $175
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
Prize: $1,000
Theatre Rocks Full Length Any US resident. 4/21/23 Ennis, Texas Fee: $30
Prize: $500
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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