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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
(15-30 mins)
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
Prize: $1,000
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
Prize: $1,500
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
StageQ One Act
(10-40 mins)
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,
Prize: $500
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
(8-12 mins)
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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