Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with April 2024 deadlines.


NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Creative NationsAny lengthNew works by Native American artists. Any genre.4/1/24Boulder, ColoradoNo Fee
Fade to Black Play Festival8-10 minsAfrican-American playwrights. Any theme or genre. No characters under 17 yrs old.4/1/24Houston, TexasNo Fee
“cash prize”
Fade to Black Play Festival1-3 minsMonologues. African-American playwrights. Prefers comedy. Theme: The Wonder of Life4/1/24Houston, TexasNo Fee
“cash prize”
Liberation Theatre CompanyFull Length10-month dramaturgical and professional support for NYC residents. Must have written at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays.4/1/24NYC“honorarium”
Stonecoast Review Issue #21max 12 pagesPublication opp. One-min plays, 10-min plays, and monologues. Theme: Ethical Storytelling4/1/24Portland, Mainen/a
The Barr Hill PlayersFull Length, One ActNew works by emerging playwrights. Scripts that can be cast with exactly 12 actors are particularly desirable.4/1/24Greensboro, VermontNo Fee
Creative Capital Awardsmax 25 pages (sample)Grant. Accepts proposals from performing arts including theater (new theatrical work, playwriting). US citizens only.4/4/24NYCAward: $15,000 – $50,000
Anaconda Ensemble Theatre20-90 minsNew plays that have never had a fully staged production. Table reads or staged readings ok.4/5/24Anaconda, Montanan/a
New Media Film FestivalAny lengthPlays accepted.4/6/24Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $80, $95
Prize: $45,000
Pittsburgh New Works FestivalOne Act
(20-45 mins)
Plays may have been read, but never produced. Workshops and readings are ok.4/6/24Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFee: $15
Prize: $500
Rosedale Community PlayersOne ActOriginal plays, unpublished. Any genre or theme.4/7/24Southfield, Michigann/a
Surfside PlayhouseOne Act
(5-20 mins)
One act plays or original songs from an original musical.4/8/24Cocoa Beach, Floridan/a
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshopmax 10 minsPlays must be presented in a black box format. Vulgar language and topics will not be accepted.4/12/24NYCn/a
Fusionmax 10 pagesAny genre. Int’l submissions ok. Musicals ok. Theme: Uninvited Guests4/14/24Albuquerque, New MexicoFee: $5
The Kerouac Projectmax 10 pages (sample)2-month residency. Int’l submissions ok.4/14/24Orlando, FloridaApp Fee: $50
Black Latino Playwrights CelebrationFull LengthStudent and professional Black and Latino playwrights.4/15/24San Marcos, Texasn/a
Hambidge10-15 pages (sample)2 to 8 weeks residency.4/15/24Rabun Gap, GeorgiaApp Fee: $30
Austin Film FestivalFull LengthPlays, original or adapted. Int’l submissions ok.4/19/24Austin, TexasFee: $25
Prize: $1,000
Native Earth Performing Artsmax 10 pages (sample)New works and works-in-development. Nat’l and int’l Indigenous performing artists. Theatre, musical, music or spoken word sets, and radio plays.4/19/24Toronto, Canadan/a
Theatre RocksFull LengthAny US resident. Non-published, previous non-equity productions are ok.4/19/24Ennis, TexasFee: $30
Prize: $500
Theatre SouthwestOne Act
(20 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. All entries should be unpublished and previously unproduced in the Houston area. Any genre.4/20/24Houston, TexasNo Fee
The Rockefeller Foundationn/sResidency. Open to writers including playwrights.4/25/24NYCn/a
Carlo Annoni International Playwriting PrizeFull Length, Short PlayPlays with topics concerning the LGBTQ+ community.4/30/24Milan, ItalyPrize: € 1000
Fresh Fruit Festival10-30 mins,
4-12 mins
Radio plays. Works must feature some aspect of LGBT life.4/30/24NYCn/a
Gitelman & Good PublishersFull LengthPublication opp. Plays appropriate for high-school actors and audiences. Theme: Identity and Self-Discovery4/30/24n/an/a
Hand to Mouth PlayersOne Act
(max 25 mins)
Play must be previously unpublished.4/30/24New YorkFee: $20
$25 honorarium
Moondance Int’l Film FestivalAny lengthStage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play.4/30/24Boulder, ColoradoFee: $25
The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language40+ minsPlays must contain at least 60% heightened language. Translations or adaptations ok. Int’l submissions ok.4/30/24n/sPrize: $3,000
Brewster Theater CompanyOne Act
(max 30 mins)
New or established playwrights. Plays must have been written after January 1, 2021. Any genre. *Solo shows must be no longer than 20 mins.5/1/24Carmel, New YorkFee: $25
Equity Library Theater of New Yorkmax 20 pages/minsPlaywrights from around the globe. Also seeking monologues (max 5 pages/mins). Musicals ok. Playwrights must produce.5/1/24NYCNo Fee
Fogliftermax 20 pagesPublication opp. LGBTQ+ writers. Drama accepted.5/1/24n/a$50 honorarium
Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award For PlaywritingFull LengthPlays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”5/1/24New Hampshire & Vermont$5,000 honorarium
New England Reviewmax 5,000 wordsPublication opp. Short plays and monologues.5/1/24Middlebury, VermontFee: $3
The Little Victory TheatreFull LengthPlays or musicals.Year RoundStaten Island, New Yorkn/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend 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 Roundn/an/a

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