Howdy, Playwrights!  This month, we have 35 play submission opps with October+ 2021 deadlines.
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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Eccentric Bear Theater Comax 90 minsLooking for unproduced plays written within the last 3 yrs (2019 or later). Solo plays ok.9/30/21NYC$25 stipend
Bismarck State College Theatremax 10 minsTheme: It’s About Time.10/1/21Bismarck, North Dakotan/a
Break a Leg Productions One Act
(5 pages)
Romantic Comedies or Love themed short plays. Strongly seeking stories involving seniors.10/1/21NYCn/a
Camargo Foundationmax 20 pages (sample)Fellowships, 6 to 11 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted.10/1/21Francestipend of EUR 250 per week
Free State Review1 minPublication opp. One-minute plays.10/1/21n/aFee: $3
Furious Gazellemax 4,000 wordsHalloween-themed short plays.10/1/21n/aNo Fee
Prize: $50
Manhattan Repertory TheatreFull Length, Short PlaysInt’l submissions ok. Accepting 60 to 150-min full-length plays & 10 to 30-min short plays.10/1/21NYCProd Fee: $1,500 – $50,000
Millay Colony for the Artsn/sPlaywriting residencies.10/1/21Austerlitz, New YorkApp Fee: $40
Noosa Arts Theatre30-45 minsNo restrictions on subject matter, theme or style. Not restricted to Australian residents.10/1/21AustraliaFee: $A40
Prize: $5,000
The SaukAny lengthPlay dev’t opp including public staged readings. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical.10/1/21Jonesville, Michigan“royalty”
American Antiquarian Societymax 25 pages (sample)Fellowships for creative & performing artists & writers, including four weeks residency.10/5/21Worcester, Massachusetts$1,850 stipend
Spooky Action Theatermax 45 minsTheme: “We Are Not Alone.” Plays that explore the human experience of CONNECTION & ISOLATION. Solo cast plays ok.10/10/21Washington, D.C.n/a
Stonecoast Reviewmax 12 pagesPublication opp. Accepts dramatic works.10/10/21Portland, Mainen/a
Art Omin/s1 week to 2 months residency. Open to published writers and translators of every type of literature. All text-based projects incl. theater are eligible.10/15/21Ghent, New YorkNo Fee
Camino Real Playhouse10 minsPlays can be on any subject.10/15/21 San Juan Capistrano, CaliforniaFee: $10
Festival de la Bête Noiren/sHorror. Call for proposals. Plays accepted.10/15/21Montreal, CanadaNo Fee
Great Plains Theatre ConferenceFull Length, One ActThe play must not have received an Equity production. Equity showcase productions are acceptable, as well as adaptations.10/15/21Omaha, NebraskaFee: $10,
$500 stipend
New Perspectives Theatre Company10-15 pages (sample)Development lab for emerging and mid-career women playwrights.10/15/21NYCn/a
Obsidianmax 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.10/15/21Normal, Illinoisn/a
Old Library TheatreOne Act
(15-30 mins)
Playwrights who have not had plays produced in previous festivals will receive priority in selection.10/15/21Fair Lawn, New JerseyFee: $5
The Actors Studio of Newburyport10 minsFemale writers. Plays or monologues. Submissions can feature women in all walks of life.10/15/21Newburyport, Massachusettsn/a
The Little Theatre of AlexandriaOne Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced plays. Shows cannot include nudity. Strong themes and language are welcome.10/15/21Alexandria, VirginiaFee: $20
Prize: $350
Third Citizen Theatre Company15-45 minsOriginal plays inspired by, reimaginings of, or subversions of Shakespeare’s characters, themes, and plays. Plays should touch on contemporary political and social issues.10/15/21Salem, Massachusetts“stipend”
University of Central Florida School of Performing ArtsFull LengthTwo-week residency for emerging playwrights. Seeking full-length plays, including devised works and Theatre for Young Audiences pieces.10/15/21Orlando, Floridan/a
American Academy of Arts and LettersFull LengthMusical theater — musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues or any comparable work. Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.10/29/21NYCn/a
Fort Union National Monumentn/sArtist in residence program. Open to all writers.10/29/21Mora County, New Mexico$1000 stipend
Dayton PlayhouseFull LengthOriginal work that has not been published or produced where admission was charged prior to FutureFest 2022. Fee waived for Dramatists Guild members.10/31/21Dayton, OhioFee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Fantasy Theatre Factory1-3 mins for monologues and 5-10 mins for short playsMonologues 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: blackfemaleplaywrights@gmail.com10/31/21Miami, Floridan/a
Moondance Int’l Film Festival1, 2 or 3-actStage play, stage play or musical for kids, audio/radio play. See submission categories.10/31/21Boulder, ColoradoFee: $50
New York University – SteinhardtFull LengthNew, unpublished and unproduced play scripts for young audiences.10/31/21NYCn/a
The Evansville Reviewmax 15 pagesPublication opp. Accepts short plays. Open to established writers as well as new voices.10/31/21Evansville, Indianan/a
The Stanley Drama AwardSee right.Original full-length play, musical, or one-act play sequence that has not been professionally produced or received trade book publication.10/31/21Staten Island, New YorkFee: $30
Prize: $2000
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
Scawwy Howwow TheatreAny lengthOngoing monthly horror-themed anthology podcast series. Open to new or experienced horror writers.Year Roundn/a$25 compensation
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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