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
|Frostburg State University||One Act
(max 40 mins)
|Previously unproduced plays.||6/1/23||Frostburg, Maryland||Fee: $20
|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,
|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
|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
|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
|Northport One-Act Play Festival||One Act
|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
|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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