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

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
The Mini Plays Magazinemax 2 pagesMini plays and monologues. Theme: Love5/30/23n/sNo Fee
Athena ProjectFull LengthPlaywright must be a woman.5/31/23Denver, Coloradon/a
Emerald Theatre Companymax 10 minsTheme: The 7 Deadly Sins5/31/23Memphis, TennesseeFee: $10
Prize: $100
Frostburg State UniversityOne Act
(max 40 mins)
Previously unproduced plays.6/1/23Frostburg, MarylandFee: $20
Prize: $750
Mesa RefugeFull Length14-day residency.6/1/23Point Reyes Station, CaliforniaApp Fee: $50
Nancy Dean Lesbian Playwriting AwardFull LengthOpen to submission from people who are lesbian, queer or gay, trans and nonbinary.6/1/23n/sPrize: $5,000
Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase7-10 pages or 8-11 minsEntries may not have been a previous contest winner on any stage and may not have been performed for a paying audience.6/1/23Flagstaff, ArizonaFee: $15
Tampa Bay Theatre FestivalFull Length,
10 mins
All material must be original, published or non-published. Playwrights must produce.6/1/23Tampa, Floridan/a
The Coachella Reviewmax 5 pagesPublication opp. Short scripts/monologues.6/1/23Coachella Valley, Californian/a
Jewish Plays ProjectFull LengthPlays or musicals. Must contain significant Jewish themes, characters, content, or points of view.6/2/23NYCNo Fee
Soapbox Stage Works10 minsNo children’s works.6/3/23Monterey, CaliforniaFee: $15
Prize: $200
Headlands Center for the ArtsFull LengthFully sponsored  4- to 10-week residencies.6/5/23Sausalito, CaliforniaFee: $45
A Light in Dark Places5-15 pagesThe plays are to explore themes of suicide prevention and mental health conditions with a focus on community, connection, hope, resources and healing.6/9/23Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $20
Prize: $100
American Theatre Group PlayLabtwo 10-page excerptPlay 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.6/10/23Bedminster, New Jerseyn/a
Long Beach PlayhouseFull LengthUn-produced, un-published, non-musical English language plays.6/15/23Long Beach, CaliforniaFee: $15
$100 honorarium
Northport One-Act Play FestivalOne Act
(10-20 mins)
Drama and comedy. Must be appropriate to be performed in a church.6/15/23Northport, New York$75 fee if accepted
Speranza Theatre CompanyFull lengthDevelopment 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.6/15/23Jersey City, New JerseyNo Fee

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The Bechdel Groupn/sNew plays, scripts in development, partial scripts, drafts – anything in progress.  Must pass the Bechdel Test.6/16/23NYCFee: $7
Fault Line Theatremax 30 pages (sample)Development opp. Accepts proposals for pitches, outlines, drafts, and everything in between.6/21/23NYC$1600 stipend
Towne Street Theatremax 10 minsTheme: Something Old or Something New or Something Borrowed or Something Blue (no weddings please)6/21/23Hollywood, CaliforniaFee: $10
“cash prize”
SHIFT10 mins,
One Act
Publication opp. Plays accepted. Theme: Identity Shift6/24/23Murfreesboro, Tennesseen/a
Literature Today1 minTheme: To Err Is Human6/28/23n/an/a
Actors’ Theatremax 10 pagesInt’l submissions ok.6/30/23Santa Cruz, CaliforniaFee: $10
IATIFull LengthOpen to authors from anywhere in the world with original works in English or Spanish.6/30/23NYCNo Fee
Lake Tahoe WordWave One-Act Play CompetitionOne Act
(max 60 mins)
Plays must be written within the last five years.6/30/23South Lake Tahoe, CaliforniaFee: $25
North Park Playwright Festivalmax 12 pagesInt’l submissions ok. Any subject matter.6/30/23San Diego, CaliforniaNo Fee
Review Americanashort playPublication 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.6/30/23n/aNo Fee
Witching Hour Theater10 pagesHorror plays. Theme: “Camp.” US submissions only.6/30/23NYCFee: $2
Free State Review1 minPublication opp. One-minute plays.7/1/23n/aFee: $3.50
New Works, New VoicesFull LengthOpen to any writers and composers who feel their perspectives have been historically underrepresented in the musical theater canon.7/1/23Syracuse, New Yorkn/a
PlayZoomers10-15 minsScripts about theatre, suitable for online production. Humorous or serious, clever plays with themes related to actors, directors, playwrights, plays, critics, backstage crews, audiences, etc.7/1/23onlinen/a
Crow Namemax 20 pagesPublication opp. Scripts accepted.Year Roundn/sn/a
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
Script2Stage2ScreenFull LengthAnything from thought provoking, gripping drama to belly laugh comedies. Int’l submissions ok.Year RoundRancho Mirage, Californian/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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