Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 35 play submission opps with November+ 2023 deadlines.
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Ghostlight Theatre Ensemble||10 mins||No restrictions on theme or tone of the plays. Any genre.||10/31/23||California||n/a|
|American Academy of Arts and Letters||Full Length||Musicals. US citizens or permanent residents only.||11/1/23||NYC||n/a|
|Community College of Baltimore County||1-40 mins||Comedies that incorporate a vanity with a mirror.||11/1/23||Baltimore, Maryland||n/a|
|Foglifter||max 20 pages||Publication opp. LGBTQ+ writers. Accepts drama submissions.||11/1/23||n/a||$50 honorarium|
|Golden Antelope Press||20 pages (sample)||Publication opp. Plays accepted.||11/1/23||n/a||n/a|
|New Art City Theatre||Full Length, One Act||Comedies, dramas, musicals.||11/1/23||Ventura, California||Fee: $25|
|New England Review||max 5,000 words||Publication opp. Short plays and monologues.||11/1/23||Middlebury, Vermont||n/a|
|Over Our Head Players||max 10 mins||Comedies. Open to everyone w/o age or geographic restriction.||11/1/23||Racine, Wisconsin||Prize: $300|
|Premiere Stages at KEAN||Full Length||Playwrights must have strong affiliations with the greater metropolitan area. Please see non-agent submissions.||11/1/23||Union, New Jersey||Prize: $3,000|
|SPELLBINDER||max 5 pages||Publication opp. Drama accepted. Play extracts and monologues are welcome.||11/1/23||n/a||£3 honorarium|
|Chain Theatre||10-60 mins||All themes or genres are welcome.||11/7/23||NYC||No Fee|
|Red Eye Theater||10-15 mins||Development opp. Artists working in all performance disciplines are welcome to apply.||11/12/23||Minneapolis, Minnesota||stipend of $1,000|
|ellipsis… literature & art||max 8,000 words||Publication opp. Drama accepted.||11/15/23||n/a||n/a|
|William Inge Theatre Festival||10 mins,
One Act (max 30 mins)
|Playwrights are required to attend the festival.||11/16/23||Independence, Kansas||No Fee|
|Centenary Stage Company||Full Length||Developmental program for women playwrights.||11/18/23||Hackettstown, New Jersey||$200 honorarium|
|Lambda Literary Awards||Full Length||LGBTQ+ Drama. Plays and other theatrical works and performance pieces that have been published in book or script form during 2023.||11/19/23||Los Angeles, California||n/a|
|Valdez Theatre Conference||20-120 mins||Play lab. Any genre and style. Open only to writers who have not participated before and don’t reside in Alaska.||11/20/23||Valdez, Alaska||n/a|
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|Short Play & Musical Festival||max 15 mins||Short plays & musicals. Playwrights must produce. Theme: LUV||11/26/23||NYC||Fee: $50 if selected,
|The Theater Project||One Act
(max 15 mins)
|Adult playwrights, 18 and up. Dramas or comedies. Playwrights must produce.||11/27/23||Maplewood, New Jersey||$100 fee if selected,
|Eclectic Full Contact Theater Company||One Act
(max 30 mins)
|Theme: Metamorphosis||11/30/23||Chicago||Prize: $250|
|Jelly Bucket||max 10 pages||Publication opp. Plays excluding musicals or plays for children.||11/30/23||Richmond, Kentucky||Fee: $2|
|Moondance Int’l Film Festival||Any length||Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play.||11/30/23||Boulder, Colorado||Fee: $50|
|Sundog Theatre||45-60 mins||Radio plays. Dramas or comedies. Must be family-friendly.||11/30/23||Staten Island, New York||No Fee|
|Utah Shakespeare Festival||Full Length||New-play program that provides a professionally supported platform for readings, workshops, and fully realized productions.||11/30/23||Utah||n/a|
|Amas Musical Theatre||Full Length||Musicals. Must be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.||12/1/23||NYC||No Fee
|Arts Fort Worth||Full Length||Original play, unpublished. *Members of the Dramatists Guild need only to pay $10.||12/1/23||Fort Worth, Texas||Fee: $15
|Bogliasco Fellowships||n/s||Residency. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted. No residency fees.||12/1/23||Italy||App Fee: $30, $45|
|Bunbury Players||20-25 pages||Works must be solely original and not based on or contain any previously copyrighted material.||12/1/23||New York||n/a|
|Experimental Theatre Collective||10 pages (sample)||Opp to be a part of a collective of experimental theatre writers. Must be in the process of creating something that isn’t conventional.||12/1/23||NYC||No Fee|
|Live Arts||max 100 pages||Any genre.||12/1/23||Charlottesville, Virginia||No Fee|
|Mesa Refuge||Full Length||14-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.||12/1/23||Point Reyes Station, California||App Fee: $50|
|Soapbox Stage Works||max 60 pages||No musicals or children’s content.||12/1/23||Pacific Grove, California||No Fee|
|South Texas Latinx New Play Festival||30-90 mins||New plays by Latino writers.||12/1/23||Texas||n/a|
|Artists in Partnership||max 30 mins||Comedies or dramas (or in between), or monologues. Playwrights can submit their play for production by AIP or they can self-produce it.||12/3/23||Long Beach, New York||$150 fee if accepted|
|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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