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Howdy, Playwrights!   Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with June+ 2023 deadlines.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
The Mini Plays Magazine max 2 pages Mini plays and monologues. Theme: Love 5/30/23 n/s No Fee
Athena Project Full Length Playwright must be a woman. 5/31/23 Denver, Colorado n/a
Emerald Theatre Company max 10 mins Theme: The 7 Deadly Sins 5/31/23 Memphis, Tennessee Fee: $10
Prize: $100
Frostburg State University One Act
(max 40 mins)
Previously unproduced plays. 6/1/23 Frostburg, Maryland Fee: $20
Prize: $750
Mesa Refuge Full Length 14-day residency. 6/1/23 Point Reyes Station, California App Fee: $50
Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting Award Full Length Open to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary. 6/1/23 n/s Prize: $5,000
Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase 7-10 pages or 8-11 mins Entries may not have been a previous contest winner on any stage and may not have been performed for a paying audience. 6/1/23 Flagstaff, Arizona Fee: $15
Tampa Bay Theatre Festival Full Length,
10 mins
All material must be original, published or non-published. Playwrights must produce. 6/1/23 Tampa, Florida n/a
The Coachella Review max 5 pages Publication opp. Short scripts/monologues. 6/1/23 Coachella Valley, California n/a
Jewish Plays Project Full Length Plays or musicals. Must contain significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view. 6/2/23 NYC No Fee
Soapbox Stage Works 10 mins No children’s works. 6/3/23 Monterey, California Fee: $15
Prize: $200
Headlands Center for the Arts Full Length Fully sponsored  4- to 10-week residencies. 6/5/23 Sausalito, California Fee: $45
A Light in Dark Places 5-15 pages The plays are to explore themes of suicide prevention and mental health conditions with a focus on community, connection, hope, resources and healing. 6/9/23 Los Angeles, California Fee: $20
Prize: $100
American Theatre Group PlayLab two 10-page excerpt Play development lab for playwrights who are BIPOC. Applicants from anywhere in the US are welcome to apply, though preference will be given to NJ, PA and NY writers. 6/10/23 Bedminster, New Jersey n/a
Long Beach Playhouse Full Length Un-produced, un-published, non-musical English language plays. 6/15/23 Long Beach, California Fee: $15
$100 honorarium
Northport One-Act Play Festival One Act
(10-20 mins)
Drama and comedy. Must be appropriate to be performed in a church. 6/15/23 Northport, New York $75 fee if accepted
Speranza Theatre Company Full length Development opp. All women-identified playwrights who reside in the US are welcome to apply.  Preference will be given to women playwrights who are in PA, NY, NJ, CT, and DE. 6/15/23 Jersey City, New Jersey No Fee

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The Bechdel Group n/s New plays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts – anything in progress.  Must pass the Bechdel Test. 6/16/23 NYC Fee: $7
Fault Line Theatre max 30 pages (sample) Development opp. Accepts proposals for pitches, outlines, drafts, and everything in between. 6/21/23 NYC $1600 stipend
Towne Street Theatre max 10 mins Theme: Something Old or Something New or Something Borrowed or Something Blue (no weddings please) 6/21/23 Hollywood, California Fee: $10
“cash prize”
SHIFT 10 mins,
One Act
Publication opp. Plays accepted. Theme: Identity Shift 6/24/23 Murfreesboro, Tennessee n/a
Literature Today 1 min Theme: To Err Is Human 6/28/23 n/a n/a
Actors’ Theatre max 10 pages Int’l submissions ok. 6/30/23 Santa Cruz, California Fee: $10
IATI Full Length Open to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish. 6/30/23 NYC No Fee
Lake Tahoe WordWave One-Act Play Competition One Act
(max 60 mins)
Plays must be written within the last five years. 6/30/23 South Lake Tahoe, California Fee: $25
North Park Playwright Festival max 12 pages Int’l submissions ok. Any subject matter. 6/30/23 San Diego, California No Fee
Review Americana short play Publication opp. 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. 6/30/23 n/a No Fee
Witching Hour Theater 10 pages Horror plays. Theme: “Camp.” US submissions only. 6/30/23 NYC Fee: $2
Free State Review 1 min Publication opp. One-minute plays. 7/1/23 n/a Fee: $3.50
New Works, New Voices Full Length Open to any 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, suitable for online production. Humorous or serious, clever plays with themes related to actors, directors, playwrights, plays, critics, backstage crews, audiences, etc. 7/1/23 online n/a
Crow Name max 20 pages Publication opp. Scripts accepted. Year Round n/s 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
Script2Stage2Screen Full Length Anything from thought provoking, gripping drama to belly laugh comedies. Int’l submissions ok. Year Round Rancho Mirage, California 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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