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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Stone Canoemax 8,000 wordsPublication opp. Open to current or former residents of Upstate New York. Drama accepted.7/29/22Syracuse, New Yorkn/a
Fresh WordsOne Act
(max 3 pages)
Tragedy or comedy or tragi-comedy.7/31/22n/an/a
Kumu Kahua Theatre / Bamboo Ridge PressSee right.5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on this prompt: A conflict between supporters of different gubernatorial candidates.7/31/22Honolulu, HawaiiPrize: $100
Stonecoast Reviewmax 12 pagesPublication opp. Accepts dramatic works.No deadline posted.Portland, Mainen/a
TEDxAsburyParkmax 18 minsOriginal works. Theme: Collaboration, Determination, Democracy, Diversity, and/or “All Together Now”No deadline posted.onlinen/a
Keegan Theatre10 pagesWorkshop process that will culminate in public staged readings. All submissions must be 10 page excerpts from full-length plays aligned with the theatre’s mission and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.8/1/22Washington, DCn/a
Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting AwardFull LengthAward for lesbian, queer or gay and nonbinary writer who has written at least one play, and is writing plays about lesbians. Self-nomination is allowed.8/1/22n/sPrize: $5,000
The Players Theatre Short Play & Musical Festivalmax 15 minsTheme: “Boo!” Horror plays and musicals including a great spoof. Playwrights must produce.8/1/22NYCFee: $50
Trans [Plays] of Remembrance Festival10 minsPlays by members of the transgender community. Should be able to be performed digitally over Zoom. Theme: Transgender Day of Remembrance8/1/22Athens, Ohio$30 royalty
Young Actor’s Studio50-120 pagesPlays that prominently feature roles for younger people (between the ages of 12-18).8/1/22Virtual$500 honorarium
Polyphone Festival of New MusicalsFull LengthOriginal musicals that are in development. Should have a completed first draft and must have been read at least once in a reading, workshop or concert setting.8/5/22Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
The David A. Einhorn Memorial Playwriting Prize15-45 minsLooking for work that resonates with the mission of the theater company, tackling ideas (political, scientific, and philosophical).8/5/22NYCPrize: $3,000
SPELLBINDERmax 5 pagesPublication opp. Drama accepted. Monologues ok. Open to all genres, styles and themes. Int’l submissions ok.8/14/22n/a£3 honorarium
Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYCSee right.Performance grant. Must be a current resident of NYC. *If the performance is a play, it must be a full production.8/15/22NYCUp to $10,000
Qu Literary Magazinemax 4,000 wordsPublication opp. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only.8/15/22Charlotte, North CarolinaFee: $2.50
Payment Upon Publication: $100
Small Fish Radio Theatre10-12 minsHorror radio plays. Theme: “LOCKED IN!” See website for the complete guidelines.8/15/22n/an/a
The BraidOne Act
(max 8 mins)
Contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance. Playwrights need not be Jewish to submit. One-person shows ok. Musicals ok. Theme: Remembrance of Things Present8/15/22Santa Monica, Californian/a
Theatre Oxfordmax 10 pagesOnly original plays, never before produced, are eligible.8/15/22Oxford, MississippiFee: $12
Prize: $1,000
Theatre Viscera30+ mins
(see right)
Plays written by queer playwrights, about queer characters, for queer performers. Full length plays, one acts, or collections of 10 mins.8/15/22Portland, Oregonn/a
Yale Drama SeriesFull LengthInt’l submissions ok. Must be original, unpublished.8/15/22New Haven, ConnecticutNo Fee
Prize: $10,000
KNOW Theatre15-20 minsThe play must be inspired by one of the works of art… (see website for the images)8/28/22Binghamton, New YorkPrize: $300
Waxing & Waningmax 25 pagesPublication opp. Accepts play submissions.8/28/22n/aFee: $7
American Blues TheaterFull LengthOriginal, unpublished plays. Int’l submissions ok. Adaptations ok.8/31/22ChicagoFee: $5
Prize: $2,500
Constellation Stage & ScreenFull LengthPlays must be unpublished at the time of submission (independently published is acceptable).8/31/22Bloomington, IndianaPrize: $3,000
Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women Full LengthWomen playwrights only. Submissions may not have been previously produced or fully staged. Fee waived for current members of the Dramatists Guild.8/31/22Knoxville, TennesseeFee: $22
Prize: 1,000
Hidden River Arts Playwrighting AwardFull LengthUnpublished and unproduced plays. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok.8/31/22Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Music Theatre of Connecticut60-90 pagesSubmissions must not have been previously produced or published.8/31/22Norwalk, ConnecticutFee: $15
Ten-Minute Musicals Project7-20 minsComplete original stage musicals. Any musical style. Max of 10 performers — 5 women and 5 men. Int’l submissions ok.8/31/22West Hollywood, California$250 royalty advance
The Frank Moffett Mosier Fellowship for Works in Heightened Language40+ minsSubmissions must be in a heightened version of the English language (at least 60%). Translations or adaptations ok. Int’l submissions ok.8/31/22n/sPrize: $3,000
The PlayGround Experimentmax 2 minsMonologues that represent America’s incredible diversity; can be historical or futuristic, cultural or political, comedic or tragic, spoken or signed. Must include the word “kindness” somewhere in the monologue.8/31/22TBAn/a
American-Scandinavian Foundation25-50 pagesTranslations of drama written by a 20th or 21st-century Nordic author.9/1/22NYCPrize: $2,500
Bristol Valley TheaterFull LengthPlays must be previously unproduced, but may have been workshopped or received other readings.Year RoundNaples, New York“small stipend”
Playwrights Offering Free FeedbackFull LengthFull-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 Roundn/an/a
The Open Eye TheaterOne Act,
Full Length
Plays for young audiences or for general audiences. Also interested in radio plays (max 40 mins).Year RoundMargaretville, 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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