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Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with October+ 2021 deadlines.
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Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Eccentric Bear Theater Co max 90 mins Looking for unproduced plays written within the last 3 yrs (2019 or later). Solo plays ok. 9/30/21 NYC $25 stipend
Bismarck State College Theatre max 10 mins Theme: It’s About Time. 10/1/21 Bismarck, North Dakota n/a
Break a Leg Productions  One Act
(5 pages)
Romantic Comedies or Love themed short plays. Strongly seeking stories involving seniors. 10/1/21 NYC n/a
Camargo Foundation max 20 pages (sample) Fellowships, 6 to 11 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted. 10/1/21 France stipend of EUR 250 per week
Free State Review 1 min Publication opp. One-minute plays. 10/1/21 n/a Fee: $3
Furious Gazelle max 4,000 words Halloween-themed short plays. 10/1/21 n/a No Fee
Prize: $50
Manhattan Repertory Theatre Full Length, Short Plays Int’l submissions ok. Accepting 60 to 150-min full-length plays & 10 to 30-min short plays. 10/1/21 NYC Prod Fee: $1,500 – $50,000
Millay Colony for the Arts n/s Playwriting residencies. 10/1/21 Austerlitz, New York App Fee: $40
Noosa Arts Theatre 30-45 mins No restrictions on subject matter, theme or style. Not restricted to Australian residents. 10/1/21 Australia Fee: $A40
Prize: $5,000
The Sauk Any length Play dev’t opp including public staged readings. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical. 10/1/21 Jonesville, Michigan “royalty”
American Antiquarian Society max 25 pages (sample) Fellowships for creative & performing artists & writers, including four weeks residency. 10/5/21 Worcester, Massachusetts $1,850 stipend
Spooky Action Theater max 45 mins Theme: “We Are Not Alone.” Plays that explore the human experience of CONNECTION & ISOLATION. Solo cast plays ok. 10/10/21 Washington, D.C. n/a
Stonecoast Review max 12 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic works. 10/10/21 Portland, Maine n/a
Art Omi n/s 1 week to 2 months residency. Open to published writers and translators of every type of literature. All text-based projects incl. theater are eligible. 10/15/21 Ghent, New York No Fee
Camino Real Playhouse 10 mins Plays can be on any subject. 10/15/21  San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10
Festival de la Bête Noire n/s Horror. Call for proposals. Plays accepted. 10/15/21 Montreal, Canada No Fee
Great Plains Theatre Conference Full Length, One Act The play must not have received an Equity production. Equity showcase productions are acceptable, as well as adaptations. 10/15/21 Omaha, Nebraska Fee: $10,
$500 stipend
New Perspectives Theatre Company 10-15 pages (sample) Development lab for emerging and mid-career women playwrights. 10/15/21 NYC n/a
Obsidian max 20 pages (see right) Publication opp. One-act or a collection of short scenes no longer than 20 pages. Excerpts of longer works are welcome if self-contained. 10/15/21 Normal, Illinois n/a
Old Library Theatre One Act
(15-30 mins)
Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection. 10/15/21 Fair Lawn, New Jersey Fee: $5
The Actors Studio of Newburyport 10 mins Female writers. Plays or monologues. Submissions can feature women in all walks of life. 10/15/21 Newburyport, Massachusetts n/a
The Little Theatre of Alexandria One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced plays. Shows cannot include nudity. Strong themes and language are welcome. 10/15/21 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
Third Citizen Theatre Company 15-45 mins Original plays inspired by, reimaginings of, or subversions of Shakespeare’s characters, themes, and plays. Plays should touch on contemporary political and social issues. 10/15/21 Salem, Massachusetts “stipend”
University of Central Florida School of Performing Arts Full Length Two-week residency for emerging playwrights. Seeking full-length plays, including devised works and Theatre for Young Audiences pieces. 10/15/21 Orlando, Florida n/a
American Academy of Arts and Letters Full Length Musical theater — musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues or any comparable work. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. 10/29/21 NYC n/a
Fort Union National Monument n/s Artist in residence program. Open to all writers. 10/29/21 Mora County, New Mexico $1000 stipend
Dayton Playhouse Full Length Original work that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2022. Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members. 10/31/21 Dayton, Ohio Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Fantasy Theatre Factory 1-3 mins for monologues and 5-10 mins for short plays Monologues and short plays that reflect the personal experience, dreams, joys and hopes of Black female playwrights from the US. Note: Details not posted on the website. Email scripts to: 10/31/21 Miami, Florida n/a
Moondance Int’l Film Festival 1, 2 or 3-act Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, audio/radio play. See submission categories. 10/31/21 Boulder, Colorado Fee: $50
New York University – Steinhardt Full Length New, unpublished and unproduced play scripts for young audiences. 10/31/21 NYC n/a
The Evansville Review max 15 pages Publication opp. Accepts short plays. Open to established writers as well as new voices. 10/31/21 Evansville, Indiana n/a
The Stanley Drama Award See right. Original full-length play, musical, or one-act play sequence that has not been professionally produced or received trade book publication. 10/31/21 Staten Island, New York Fee: $30
Prize: $2000
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
Scawwy Howwow Theatre Any length Ongoing monthly horror-themed anthology podcast series. Open to new or experienced horror writers. Year Round n/a $25 compensation
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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