Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opportunities with February 2022 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|
|Capital Repertory Theatre||Full Length||Scripts that engage art and social justice. Pieces written by and featuring BIPOC stories and characters encouraged. Comedy and drama welcome.||1/31/22||Albany, New York||“small stipend”|
|KC MeltingPot Theatre||Full Length||Plays written by Black playwrights living in the US. Any topic or theme.||1/31/22||Kansas City, Missouri||n/a|
|New Works Of Merit Playwriting Contest||max 2 hrs or 90 pages||Full-lengths, one-acts, short plays, children’s plays, published scripts, scripts that received a workshop, a staged reading, etc.||1/31/22||NYC||Fee: $25
|R5 Productions||One Act
|Radio play. Theme: Consequences||1/31/22||Bucks County, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|Blue Mountain Center||max 30 pages (sample)||Residency. Encourages applications from people of color, women, and LGBTQ artists & activists.||2/1/22||Blue Mountain Lake, New York||App Fee: $25|
|Repertorio Español||Full Length||Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experience. May be written in either Spanish or English. Playwrights must be residents of the US or Puerto Rico.||2/1/22||NYC||Prize: $3,000|
|Teatro Vivo||Full Length||Scripts that speak to the diverse Latinx experience. Plays can be monolingual or multilingual.||2/1/22||Austin, Texas||n/a|
|The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award||Full Length||Plays and performance texts created by women and genderqueer writers that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers.||2/1/22||Washington, D.C.||Prize: $1,000 + $500 for travel expenses|
|Vintage Theatre||Full Length||New contemporary comedies. Int’l submissions ok.||2/1/22||Aurora, Colorado||Fee: $20|
|Apricity Magazine||15 mins||Publication opp. Previously published works ok.||2/2/22||Austin, Texas||No Fee|
|MacDowell Colony||Full Length||Residencies of up to 8 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees.||2/10/22||Peterborough, New Hampshire||App Fee: $30|
|The June Bingham New Playwright Commission||max 5 pages (sample)||Development opp. Open to all early-career writers who identify as cis-femme, trans-femme and/or non-binary.||2/10/22||Salem, Connecticut||n/a|
|Geneva Theatre Guild||One Act
(max 30 mins)
|The play must be unpublished.||2/12/22||Geneva, New York||n/a|
|IndyFringe Theatre Festival||45-60 mins||Int’l submissions ok. Any genre including drama.||2/13/22||Indianapolis, Indiana||App Fee: $25|
|Irondale||Full Length||Female-identifying artists. Seeks stories that celebrate, honor, and uplift the incredible sacrifice and strength of the women in our lives.||2/13/22||Brooklyn, New York||Fee: $25|
|Orlando Shakes||Full Length||Stories that speak to diverse community in Central Florida. New plays that deal with modern “issues of our times.” Int’l submissions ok.||2/13/22||Orlando, Florida||n/a|
|The Playwrights Realm||Full Length||Development opp. Plays can be anything from a rough first draft to a play that is close to production-ready. Playwright must be based in and able to legally work in the USA.||2/13/22||NYC||n/a|
|The Playwrights Realm||Full Length||Script that would benefit from a nine-month, intensive development process. The playwright must be able to attend meetings and events in NYC.||2/13/22||NYC||n/a|
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|The Theatre of Others||20-30 mins||Audio play for podcast. Prompt: “FIFTY YEARS FROM NOW.” Playwrights must produce.||2/13/22||Podcast||n/a|
|Cincinnati LAB Theatre||30+ mins||Original, unpublished, fully realized script.||2/14/22||Cincinnati, Ohio||Fee: $5|
|Arc Stages||1-10 pages||Original short plays inspired by the theme of Love. No restriction on style, subject, or form.||2/15/22||Pleasantville, New York||n/a|
|East Valley Children’s Theatre||60-90 mins||Plays must be suitable for children to perform & for an audience of children.||2/15/22||Mesa, Arizona||No Fee
|Jewish Theatre of Oklahoma||max 10 mins||Monologues and/or one-acts from playwrights around the globe dealing with Mothers in the Hebrew Bible.||2/15/22||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||Prize: $100|
|College of Charleston||Full Length||Material must be unpublished and unproduced. US playwrights only.||2/18/22||Charleston, South Carolina||Fee: $10
|Ox-Bow||n/s||3-week residencies. Fully funded.||2/21/22||Saugatuck, Michigan||n/a|
|Beverly Hills Theatre Guild||Full Length||Original plays, unpublished, unproduced, and not currently under any option.||2/28/22||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $25|
|Durango Arts Center||max 10 pages||Int’l submissions ok. Original plays only, never before produced or published.||2/28/22||Durango, Colorado||Fee: $12.50|
|Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award For Playwriting||Full Length||Plays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”||2/28/22||New Hampshire & Vermont||$5,000 honorarium|
|New Plains Review||One Act
(max 12 pages)
|Publication opp. Any style or subject matter. Unpublished works only.||2/28/22||Edmond, Oklahoma||n/a|
|The Good Life Review||10 mins,
One Act (max 30 pages)
|Publication opp. Interested in work that showcases the diversity of The Great Plains. All genres and topics will be considered.||2/28/22||Omaha, Nebraska||Fee: $3|
|The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow||10 pages (sample)||Fellowship for writers who are parents of dependent children under the age of 18. Any literary genre.||2/28/22||Eureka Springs, Arkansas||Fee: $35
|Third Coast Magazine||10 mins,
One Act (max 20 pages)
|Publication opp. Drama accepted. Plays that have had a staged reading or production, but have not received publication.||2/28/22||n/a||Fee: $3|
|Night Picnic Press||Any length||Publication opp. Plays ok. Strange, dark, jubilant, complex, confusing, scary, mystical, and multidimensional. Previously unpublished. Translations ok.||Year Round||NYC||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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