Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with July+ 2023 deadlines.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Arc Stages||1-10 pages||Theme: SHADOWS AND REVEALS||6/30/23||Pleasantville, New York||n/a|
|Athena Project||Full Length||Playwright must be a woman.||6/30/23||Denver, Colorado||n/a|
|Exhume||Pls. inquire.||Publication opp. Drama accepted. Writers who discuss queerness and trauma.||6/30/23||n/a||n/a|
|freeze frame fiction||max 1,000 words||Publication opp. Drama accepted. Any genre. No content restrictions.||6/30/23||n/a||Pays $10 per accepted piece.|
|Little Fish Theatre||max 15 mins||Theme: NEW BEGINNINGS||6/30/23||Los Angeles, California||No Fee|
|Free State Review||1 min||Publication opp. One-minute plays.||7/1/23||n/a||Fee: $3.50|
|Frostburg State University||One Act
(max 40 mins)
|Previously unproduced plays.||7/1/23||Frostburg, Maryland||Fee: $20
|Millay Arts Steepletop Residency||max 15 pages (sample)||Residency. Works in progress, published pieces, excerpts from longer works, selections of short works are welcome.||7/1/23||Austerlitz, New York||App Fee: $45|
|New Works, New Voices||Full Length||Writers and composers who feel their perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon.||7/1/23||Syracuse, New York||n/a|
|PlayZoomers||10-15 mins||Scripts about theatre. Humorous or serious, clever plays with themes related to actors, directors, playwrights, plays, critics, backstage crews, audiences, etc. Must be suitable for online production.||7/1/23||online||n/a|
|Exposition Review Flash 405||max 4 pages||Publication opp. Complete scene. Theme: Crescendo||7/5/23||California||Fee: $5
|Theater J Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize||Full Length||Play that celebrates, explores, and/or struggles with the complexities and nuances of the Jewish experience. Musicals ok. US playwrights only.||7/7/23||Washington, DC||Prize: $15,000|
|CRY HAVOC Company||10 pages (sample)||New play dev’t opp, culminating in a reading of scripts for the public. Theme: “hidden” landmarks of NYC||7/10/23||NYC||n/a|
|Gasher||2,000 words||Publication opp. US writers only. *Each selected contributor will be asked to respond to a brief interview regarding ekphrastic writing.||7/12/23||n/s||Fee: $6|
|Life Jacket Theatre Co||See right.||Invites nation-wide applications from Trans playwrights to write a new, full-length verbatim play based on in-depth interviews with Trans people living throughout America.||7/12/23||NYC||$10,000 commission|
|Clamour Theatre Company||Full Length||Playwrights’ retreat. *Send a draft of an unproduced non-musical play.||7/14/23||Penney Farms, Florida||No Fee|
|Echo Theater Company||60-150 pages||Original, unpublished and unproduced, non-musical stage plays.||7/14/23||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $25
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|Avant Bard Theatre||Full Length||Playwrights who live in the DC region will be given preference.||7/15/23||Arlington, Virginia||n/a|
|Fairy Tale Review||max 10 pages||Publication opp. Drama accepted. Women and nonbinary writers, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ writers, writers with disabilities, and writers from other marginalized and underrepresented groups in mainstream publishing.||7/15/23||n/a||$50 honorarium upon publication|
|Feels Blind Literary||n/s||New and emerging writers who are nonbinary or identify as women. *Submission fee is always waived on Mondays.||7/15/23||n/a||Fee: $3|
|Molecule||max 50 words||Publication opp. Accepts play submissions.||7/15/23||n/a||n/a|
|Ucross Foundation||Full Length||Playwriting residency.||7/15/23||Ucross, Wyoming||App Fee: $40|
|Caldera Arts||n/s||2 and 3.5 week residencies.||7/18/23||Sisters, Oregon||No Fee|
|The Players Theatre||max 15 mins||Theme: “Boo!” Plays and musicals. Playwrights must produce.||7/25/23||NYC||Fee: $50 if selected|
|Djerassi Resident Artists Program||max 30 pages (sample)||Apps from playwrights accepted.||7/28/23||Woodside, California||Fee: $45|
|Lanesboro Artist Residency Program||n/s||2- or 4-week residencies. Emerging artists from Minnesota and the 5 boroughs of NYC.||7/28/23||Lanesboro, Minnesota||n/a|
|Stone Canoe||max 6,000 words||Publication opp. Writers who are current or former residents of Upstate New York. Drama accepted.||7/29/23||Syracuse, New York||n/a|
|Masque & Spectacle||10 mins||Publication opp. Plays accepted.||7/31/23||n/s||n/a|
|Playhouse on the Square||Full Length||Original, unproduced or unpublished plays or musicals.||7/31/23||Memphis, Tennessee||Fee: $15
|William Faulkner Literary Competition||One Act (less than 1 hour)||Open to all ages. Original, unpublished play. NO excessive violence, sex or religious extremism.||7/31/23||New Albany, Mississippi||Fee: $20
|The Crossroads Project||Full Length||1 week new play dev’t workshop, culminating in a public staged reading. BIPOC playwrights. Musicals and plays with music are ok. No restrictions in subject matter or style.||8/1/23||Bloomington-Normal, Illinois||No Fee,
|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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