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

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Athena ProjectFull LengthWomen playwrights.2/28/23Denver, Coloradon/a
Magnetic Theatre5-15 minsOpen to all playwrights. Theme: Home2/28/23Asheville, North CarolinaFee: $5
Stories Found1-2 minsComedy scripts that can be easily adapted to audio.2/28/23Austin, Texasn/a
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the ArtsSee right.Residency. $100 stipend per week. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work.3/1/23Nebraska City, NebraskaApp Fee: $35
Millay Artsmax 15 pages (sample)Residency. Works in progress, published pieces, excerpts from longer works, selections of short works are welcome.3/1/23Austerlitz, New YorkApp Fee: $45
Parity ProductionsFull LengthWomen, trans, and gender-expansive writers.3/1/23NYCNo Fee
Prize: $2,500
riverSedgemax 15 pagesPublication opp. Accepts dramatic scripts.3/1/23TexasFee: $3
Prize: $350
Tulsa ReviewOne Act (max 3,000 words)Publication opp. Original, unpublished works only.3/1/23Tulsa, OklahomaNo Fee
938collective10-20 minsPlays in the early stages of development, something completely new, or a little snippet of a larger project. Theme: Exhibitionism3/3/23n/sn/a
Orlando ShakesFull LengthStories that speak to diverse community in Central Florida. New plays that deal with modern “issues of our times.” Local, national, and int’l playwrights are encouraged to submit.3/3/23Orlando, Floridan/a
Exposition Reviewmax 4 pagesPublication opp. Accepts a complete scene for stage, up to 4 pages. Theme: Tacky3/5/23CaliforniaFee: $5
“cash prize”
Scribe Playwriting CompetitionFull Length, One ActPlay or musical.3/7/23Oil City, PennsylvaniaFee: $7.50 to $19.99
OnyxFestOne Act
(45-60 mins)
African American playwrights. Subject matter is broad. Avoid stereotypes, degrading or disrespectful portrayals of Black life and culture, and gratuitous violence or sexual content.3/10/23Indianapolis, Indianan/a
The Coachella Review10-12 pagesPublication opp. Welcomes dramatic writing for both stage and screen. Monologues of up to 1,500 words accepted.3/10/23Coachella Valley, Californian/a
Gulfport Community Players5-15 minsUS playwrights only. The play must be new and never produced in the Tampa Bay Florida area. Must be family-friendly, no nudity or foul language.3/15/23Gulfport, FloridaNo Fee
$50 stipend
Loft EnsembleFull LengthPlays that are rich in theatrical imagination and exploration of the human condition.3/15/23Los Angeles, Californian/a
Ponder Review10-15 pagesPublication opp. Script excerpt or short play.3/15/23n/aFee: $2
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Sewanee Writers’ Conference20+ pagesWorkshop opp. Play or an excerpt of a play.3/15/23Sewanee, Tennesseen/a
The Road Theatre CompanyAny lengthAny genre. The work must remain unproduced on the West Coast and unpublished through July 16, 2023.3/15/23North Hollywood, CaliforniaFee: $20, $15
Tilted Housemax 2,000 wordsOne short play or an excerpt from a longer play.3/16/23New Orleans, Louisianan/a
Left Coast Theatre Co10-15 minsPlay must not have been previously produced in the Bay Area. Theme: Closets are for Clothes3/18/23San Francisco, Californian/a
Crafton Hills New Works Festival10 mins,
One Act
Theme: Transitions and Transformations3/19/23Yucaipa, CaliforniaFee: $10
Neukom Institute Literary Arts Award For PlaywritingFull LengthPlays addressing the question “What does it mean to be a human in a computerized world?”3/20/23New Hampshire & Vermont$5,000 honorarium
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityFull LengthOpen to all playwrights. Plays intended for a college-aged cast and audience.3/20/23Hammond, LouisianaFee: $10
Literature Today1 minPublication opp. Theme: Relationships3/28/23n/an/a
Sky Blue Theatre Companymax 30 minsInt’l submissions ok.3/30/23LondonFee: £16
Two Good Dogs Productions15-30 minsNYC residents, 18+. Plays that call upon the voices and experiences rooted in historically marginalized communities.3/30/23NYCPrize: $500
Atlanta Fringe Audio15-60 minsAudio drama.3/31/23Atlanta, GeorgiaFee: $25
Prize: $100
Enter Stage Left TheaterOne Act (max 20 mins)Must be appropriate for a PG-13 audience. May be comedy, drama, etc.3/31/23Hopkinton, MassachusettsFee: $20
Prize: $200
Pend Oreille PlayersOne Act
(10-20 mins)
The play must be family-friendly.3/31/23Newport, WashingtonFee: $10
The Shawnee PlayhouseSee right.Short plays and full-length plays.3/31/23Shawnee on Delaware, PennsylvaniaFees: $15, $25
Theatre Workshop of OwensboroOne Act
(max 25 pages)
Plays must never have been performed.3/31/23Owensboro, KentuckyFee: $20
Prize: $500
Vivid StageFull LengthComedies or dramas. Roles for women (if any) are realistic and substantial. Contemporary topics. Focus on “the human story.” Warmth and optimism.3/31/23Summit, New Jerseyn/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
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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