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35 Play Submissions Opps w/ June 2021 Deadlines (FULL)

Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 35 play submission opportunities with June 2021 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members.  Join now to get access to hundreds of play submissions opportunities with deadlines + the list of opps that are accepting submissions year-round!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
BMI Theatre Workshop Any length Librettists. 6/1/21 NYC No Fee
Frostburg State University One Act
(max 40 mins)
Previously unproduced plays. 6/1/21 Frostburg, Maryland Fee: $20
Prize: $750
Galaxy Theater Company One Act
(25-55 mins)
Comedic plays. Must be family-friendly (rated PG-13 or lower with no nudity or over-explicit language). 6/1/21 La Grange, Illinois n/a
Playwrights’ Round Table 10 mins US playwrights only. STRONGLY encourages BIPOC, female and LGBTQIA+ writers to submit plays. 6/1/21 Orlando, Florida Fee: $1,
$25 stipend
Shubert Fendrich Memorial Playwriting Contest 20-90 mins Submissions must be family friendly in both subject and language.  NO cursing.  NO explicitly adult content. Prefers casts that are either balanced or favoring females. 6/1/21 Centennial, Colorado Prize: $1,000 royalty advance
The Braid (formerly Jewish Women’s Theatre) One 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 Present 6/1/21 Santa Monica, California n/a
WordWave One-Act Play Competition One Act
(max 60 mins)
Plays must be written within the last five years. 6/1/21 South Lake Tahoe, California Fee: $25
Prize: $500
Writer’s Digest first 15 pages Scripts (stage play) are accepted. Int’l submissions ok, except Syria, Iran, North Korea or Crimea. 6/7/21 Blue Ash, Ohio Fee: $35
Prize: $5,000
The Bechdel Group 20-35 pages New plays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts – anything in progress.  Must pass the Bechdel Test. 6/11/21 NYC Fee: $6
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company Full Length Week-long workshop residency culminating in a staged reading. Seeking plays written by a parent with at least one child 18 years of age or younger as of June 14, 2021. Must be a US resident. 6/14/21 Boulder, Colorado Prize: $500 + $500 childcare stipend
Quince Magazine 10 pages/mins Publication opp. Theme: “Arrivals.” Extracts from a full-length work are acceptable. 6/14/21 n/a n/a
A&U Magazine max 10 pages All submissions must be HIV/AIDS-related and previously unpublished. All styles are welcomed. Drama may be an excerpt from a longer work or a ten-minute play. 6/15/21 Magazine No Fee
Prize: $75
American Theatre Group PlayLab 10-15 pages (sample) Playwrights who are both/either BIPOC and LGBTQ+. Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers. 6/15/21 Bedminster, New Jersey n/a
Caldera n/s 2 or 3.5 weeks residency. Int’l submissions ok. 6/25/21 Sisters, Oregon n/a
Page 73 Development Programs 10-page sample + full script Playwriting fellowship. The applicant must be a US resident. Must have completed at least 2 full-length plays or at least 3 one-act plays. Must have never received a production of his/her work in New York City that was larger than an Actors’ Equity Showcase Code presentation. 6/28/21 Brooklyn, New York Award: $10,000
Arts & Letters Prize for Drama One Act
(30-60 pages)
Previously produced scripts are acceptable. 6/30/21 Milledgeville, Georgia Fee: $10
Prize: $500
IATI (International Theater Arts Institute) Full Length Open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish. 6/30/21 NYC No Fee
Little Fish Theatre max 15 mins First play submitted is FREE. Second play requires a $5 fee. There will be a $75 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. 6/30/21 Los Angeles, California n/a
Long Beach Playhouse Full Length Un-produced, un-published, non-musical plays only. 6/30/21 Long Beach, California Fee: $15, $100 honorarium
Playwrights’ Round Table Full Length US playwrights only. STRONGLY encourages BIPOC, female and LGBTQIA+ writers to submit plays. 6/30/21 Orlando, Florida Fee: $5,
$100 stipend
The 15th Street Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Any length Scripts based on people or events from Quaker history. Any genre: biography, fictionalized documentary, etc. Any style: epic, naturalistic, etc. For any audience: young audiences, young adult, general, etc. Suitable for any venue (except scripts demanding a proscenium): outdoors, large hall, medium-sized room, etc.
Note: No deadline although it’s best to submit by the end of June. Info not posted on their website. Send scripts (MS Word of PDF) – or enquiries for further information – to:
6/30/21 NYC n/a
The Naples Players One Act
(max 30 mins)
Must be non-musical.  Any genre. 6/30/21 Naples, Florida $100 performance royalty
Theatre Odyssey 20-35 mins US playwrights. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or monologue. 6/30/21 Bradenton, Florida Fee: $10
Prize: $500
Basecamp Theatre Co. Any length Original, non-musical, plays. Year Round Jacksonville, Florida n/a
Childsplay 10 pages (sample) Plays for children. Year Round Tempe, Arizona n/a
Cleveland Public Theatre See right. Development opp – ongoing event held on the second Tuesday of each month. Provides new and experienced writers the opportunity to test drive their new play. Year Round Cleveland, Ohio n/a
Clubbed Thumb max 90 mins Plays that are funny, strange & provocative. Must be unproduced in NYC. Must include substantial & challenging roles for women. Year Round NYC n/a
Dragonfly Theatre Company See right. Adaptations of classic texts (*Shakespeare mostly or something else in the public domain). Preference will go to scripts by female/diverse authors that incorporate modern/current ideas and themes. Year Round Chicago, Illinois n/a
FORGE Fuel “sample” Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights. Year Round Danbury, Connecticut Fee: $80
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
Review Americana short play Publication opp. Accepts short plays. NO profanity, gratuitously violent, or erotic work. American citizenship is not a requirement for submission; the only requirement is that the work hold some appeal for an American readership and bear some relationship with American culture. Year Round n/a No Fee
Stay True Theatre Company Full Length New work written by LGBTQIA+ playwrights. Plays and musicals ok. Year Round NYC n/a
The Tank 10 mins An ongoing series that premieres 7 new short plays by 7 writers. Each writer devises a rule (such as “Rihanna must be mentioned” or “a back-handed compliment on page two) & then each creates a new short play incorporating ALL 7 rules. *Submit a 10-minute play, preferably comedic. Year Round NYC 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
TYPE! 1-2 pages Publication opp. Micro-plays. Year Round n/a n/a
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