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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Screencraft10-150 pagesSeeks plays that have great film or TV adaptation potential. Int’l submissions ok.  Critique available for an extra fee.8/31/21Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $49.50, $69.50, $79.50. (upgrade to a paid PSH membership for a 30%-off coupon code.)
American-Scandinavian Foundationmax 50 pagesTranslations of drama written by a Nordic author born after 1900.9/1/21NYCPrize: $2,500
Culture Projectmax 20 minsOriginal work that has not been fully produced by artists who identify as womxn. Works-in-progress or part of a full-length piece.9/1/21NYCn/a
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the ArtsSee right.2-8 weeks residency. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work.9/1/21Nebraska City, NebraskaApp Fee: $35
$100 stipend per week
New York Classical Theatre70-150 minsNew, original plays  that explore new ways of viewing the “classics,” expand our ideas of what “classics” can be, and challenge the power structures that undergird the notion of “classics.” USA based playwrights only. Play must be primarily in English. Bilingual plays, including ASL, are encouraged.9/1/21NYC$200 to $500 stipend
The Players Theatren/aAccepting proposals for original plays and musicals. Applicants are responsible for producing their show.9/1/21NYCn/a
Ucross FoundationFull Length2 to 6 weeks residency.9/1/21Ucross, WyomingApp Fee: $40
Two Strikes Theatre Collectivemax 10 minsPlaywrights must identify as Black women or non-binary. The piece must feature a Black woman/non-binary protagonist. Theme: “BODY” – must include a mirror, shapewear, a fitting room, peach / “peach emoji”, BMI (Body Mass Index), Colorism, Brown Sugar.9/3/21Baltimore, Maryland“stipend”
Exposition Reviewmax 4 pagesPublication opp. Complete scene. Theme: House Party9/5/21CaliforniaFee: $5
“cash prize”
Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Programmax 30 pagesFor Playwriting: Applicants must have a significant body of independent work in the form. This will include, most typically, plays produced or under option.9/9/21Boston, Massachusettsstipend of $78,000
The PlayGround Experimentmax 2 minsMonologues that represent America’s incredible diversity; can be historical or futuristic, cultural or political, comedic or tragic, spoken or signed. Must include the word “CHANGE” somewhere in the monologue.9/10/21TBA“small stipend”
Main Street LIVEmax 30 minsFirst play winner will have the full play produced and filmed.9/11/21Trinidad, ColoradoFee: $15-25
College of Saint MaryOne ActOriginal works by playwrights across the nation, specifically those with all-female casts. Seeking scripts with an emphasis on code switching. Particularly interested in stories that incorporate more than one language, with an emphasis on the inclusion of Spanish. Any theme as long as code switching is utilized.9/13/21Omaha, NebraskaPrize: $250
Hodder Fellowship3,000 words
Fellowship for one 10-month academic year. Non-US citizens welcome to apply.9/14/21Princeton, New JerseyAward: $86,000
Princeton Arts Fellowship3,000 words
Fellowship for two consecutive 10-month academic years. Non-US citizens welcome to apply.9/14/21Princeton, New JerseyAward: $86,000
HambidgeFull Length2 to 8 weeks residency. Residency fee is $250 per week. Offers several merit-based Distinguished Fellowships which remove the fees for a two-week residency and provide a $700 stipend.9/15/21Rabun Gap, GeorgiaApp Fee: $30
Jentel Artist Residencymax 20 pages (sample)Residencies for visual artists in all media & writers in creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry & playwrighting.9/15/21Banner, WyomingFee: $30
New Plains ReviewOne Act
(max 12 pages)
Publication opp. Any style or subject matter. Unpublished works only.9/15/21Edmond, OklahomaFee: $3
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Playwrights FirstFull LengthInt’l submissions ok. Not produced full scale prior to submission. Readings, workshops, and college productions ok.9/15/21NYCPrize: $1,000
Ponder Review10-15 pagesScript excerpt or short play, for use in any future anthologies, both digital and print. Must be unpublished.9/15/21n/aFee: $2
The Breath Project8 mins and 46 secsSubmissions must be a recording of a live performance of original work that has been created in the past year. Open to artists of color who reside in the US.9/15/21n/an/a
Gallery Players10 minsPlays written to be performed via Zoom. Must be un-produced. Readings ok. Must be the play’s world premiere.9/17/21Brooklyn, New Yorkn/a
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation (US and Canada Competition)“samples”Fellowship. All applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. or Canada.9/17/21NYCn/a
Fusionmax 10 pagesNo theme. All theatrical genres accepted. The script must never have been produced before September 23, 2021. Public readings ok. Int’l submissions ok. Musicals ok.9/19/21Albuquerque, New MexicoFee: $5
SOOP Theatre CompanyOne Act
(10-30 mins)
Original works ONLY! No fee to submit, but if chosen, there is a $75 registration fee.9/20/21Pelham, New YorkNo Fee
Prize: $500
Jan Michalski Foundationn/sTwo week-, one-, two-, three- or six-month residency. No age or nationality restrictions. Beginners are accepted.9/21/21SwitzerlandMonthly allowance of CHF 1200.
Fellowships at the Cullman Centern/sFellowships for outstanding scholars and writers including playwrights.9/24/21NYCstipend of up to $75,000
American Academy in Berlinn/sFellowship program. Restricted to candidates based permanently in the US. US citizenship is not required.9/27/21Germanystipend of $5,000/month
Cape Cod Theatre ProjectFull LengthThe proposed play must still be in development and cannot have received a professional production, or a production that has been reviewed, prior to August 2021. Musicals ok.9/30/21Falmouth, Massachusettsn/a
Kenyon Reviewmax 30 pagesPublication opp. Plays are accepted. Must not have been previously published either in print or online.9/30/21Gambier, Ohion/a
Piper Theatre Productions90-120 minsNew musicals from emerging artists.9/30/21NYC$3000 honorarium
Stage Right Theatricsmax 20 minsPlays that adhere to the tenets of the Natural Theatre, where hope and redemption overcome obstacles and suffering and where victimization and misplaced blame have no authority.9/30/21Columbus, OhioFee: $10
Long Wharf TheatreAny lengthFull-length, one act, 10-min scripts, musicals, adaptations, translations, virtual/Zoom plays. Plays by BIPOC writers, plays centering cultural narratives, stories of joy and resilience, multi-disciplinary work, and theatrical innovation.Year RoundNew Haven, Connecticutn/a
Luna StageFull LengthOriginal plays.Year RoundWest Orange, New Jerseyn/a
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
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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