Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with November+ 2022 deadlines.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Athena Project||Full Length||Playwright must be a woman.||10/31/22||Denver, Colorado||n/a|
|Bunbury Players||20-25 pages||Works must be solely original and not based on or contain any previously copyrighted material.||10/31/22||New York||n/a|
|Fresh Words||1 min / max 2 pages||Plays can be a tragedy or comedy or tragi-comedy.||10/31/22||n/a||No Fee|
|Old Library Theatre||One Act
|Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.||10/31/22||Fair Lawn, New Jersey||Fee: $5|
|ScreenCraft||max 150 pages||Seeks plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential. Int’l submissions ok.||10/31/22||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $49.50
|The Brick||1-20 mins||New works.||10/31/22||Brooklyn, New York||n/a|
|American Academy of Arts and Letters||Full Length||Musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues or any comparable work. US citizens or permanent residents only.||11/1/22||NYC||n/a|
|Coe College||Full Length||New play in its final stages of development that would benefit from a week-long workshop.||11/1/22||Cedar Rapids, Iowa||Prize: $500|
|Foglifter||max 20 pages||Publication opp. LGBTQ+ writers. Accepts drama submissions.||11/1/22||n/a||$50 honorarium|
|New England Review||max 5,000 words||Publication opp. Short plays and monologues.||11/1/22||Middlebury, Vermont||Fee: $3|
|Northern Michigan University||Full Length||Any style. Theme: Rural America||11/1/22||Marquette, Michigan||Prize: $2,000|
|Over Our Head Players||max 10 mins||Comedies. Open to everyone w/o age or geographic restriction.||11/1/22||Racine, Wisconsin||Prize: $500|
|Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Literary Festival||One Act||New work from emerging artists. Int’l submissions ok.||11/1/22||New Orleans, Louisiana||Fee: $25
|Third Coast Magazine||One Act
(max 20 pages)
|Publication opp. Drama accepted.||11/1/22||n/a||Fee: $3|
|Downtown Urban Arts Festival||n/s||Theatrical works (plays, musicals, and solo performances).||11/7/22||NYC||n/a|
|Centenary Stage Company||Full Length||Plays with no prior AEA production. Developmental program for women playwrights.||11/11/22||Hackettstown, New Jersey||$200 honorarium|
|Company of Fools||10 mins||Comedies. Theme: Dare to Fail Gloriously||11/11/22||NYC||n/a|
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|InterAct Theatre Company||Full Length||US-based playwrights who would be interested in spending time in conversation with the community of African American Muslims in Philadelphia.||11/11/22||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||$15,000 commission|
|Red Eye Theater||10-15 mins||Development opp. Artists working in all performance disciplines are welcome to apply.||11/11/22||Minneapolis, Minnesota||stipend of $1000|
|Last Frontier Theatre Conference||max 30 mins||Play lab. Any genre except musicals.||11/15/22||Valdez, Alaska||Fee: $100|
|Fresh Fruit Festival||One Act, Full Length||Plays that highlight or showcase the LGBTQ experience, and are finished, self-produced shows.||11/28/22||NYC||No Fee|
|Playwrights who identify as LGBTQ+, local and national. Looking for stories surrounding the queer experience.||11/28/22||Madison, Wisconsin||n/a|
|The Theater Project||One Act
(max 15 mins)
|Adult playwrights, 18 and up. Plays can be either dramas or comedies. Playwrights must produce.||11/28/22||Maplewood, New Jersey||$100 fee if selected,
|William Inge Theater Festival||10 mins,
One Act (max 30 mins)
|Playwrights are required to attend the festival. Selected playwrights conference registration fee is $225.||11/28/22||Independence, Kansas||n/a|
|Moondance Int’l Film Festival||1, 2 or 3-act||Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play.||11/30/22||Boulder, Colorado||Fee: $50|
|Smith & Kraus||10 mins||Plays must be produced between April 2022 and July 2023.||11/30/22||n/a||n/a|
|Smith & Kraus||1-3 mins||Monologues from plays, not stand-alone pieces. Must be from plays produced between April 2022 and July 2023.||11/30/22||n/a||n/a|
|Emerging Artists Theatre||See right.||3-week developmental program. Plays and musicals accepted.||12/1/22||NYC||No Fee|
|Free State Review||1 min||Publication opp. One-minute plays.||12/1/22||n/a||Fee: $3.50|
|International Human Rights Art Festival||10 mins||Self-produced pieces which are built around a social concern.||12/1/22||NYC||No Fee|
|Lake Shore Center for the Arts||One Act
|Int’l submissions ok. Comedy and drama.||12/1/22||Westfield, New York||Fee: $10|
|Philadelphia Artists’ Collective||max 10 mins||Theme: The Evolution of Human Rights.||12/1/22||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|The Players Theatre||n/a||Original plays and musicals. Applicants are responsible for producing their show.||12/1/22||NYC||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|
|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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