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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Acadiana Repertory TheatreFull LengthSubmissions should be actor/story forward, have limited to no production history, and unpublished.4/1/21Lafayette, Louisianan/a
Egg and Spoon Theatre CollectiveFull LengthDevelopmental support for BIPoC writers’ un-produced play. Includes a 15-hour workshop.4/1/21NYCNo Fee
$300 stipend
Fade to Black Play Festival8-10 minsAny theme or genre. Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora.4/1/21Houston, TexasNo Fee
Prize: $100
Florida Theatrical AssociationFull LengthNew musicals.4/1/21Orlando, Floridan/a
Pegasus Theater Company15 minsPlays that are suitable for shooting outdoors and maintain social distancing between the actors.4/1/21Guerneville, Californian/a
Rogue Theater Festival10-60 minsEmerging writers. Participants may choose to participate in Scenario A (in person filming in NYC) or Scenario B (remote filming anywhere in the U.S.) Play, musical, monologue.4/1/21NYCFee: $60, $120 if selected
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshopmax 10 minsPlays must be presented in a black box format. Vulgar language and topics will not be accepted for submission.4/1/21NYCn/a
The BraidOne Act
(max 8 mins)
Contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance. Playwrights need not be Jewish to submit. One-person shows ok. Musicals ok. Theme: Star Spangled Sabra4/1/21Santa Monica, Californian/a
Artists’ ExchangeOne Act
(10-20 mins)
Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Selected plays will be performed outdoors.4/2/21Cranston, Rhode IslandNO stipends or monetary prizes
Red Bull Theatermax 10 minsShort play that makes use of heightened language and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style or story. Selected plays will be performed online in a Zoom style format. Theme: RESTORATION4/5/21NYC Fee: $10
Southeastern Louisiana UniversityFull LengthPlays intended for a college-aged cast and audience.4/6/21Hammond, LouisianaFee: $10
Playdate Theatre5-10 pagesVirtual development conference. Crowd-sourced stage play. Writers will be sent a concept breakdown that explains the physical space, stage picture, and basic details and it is up to the writer to create a micro play based on the outlined concept. Int’l submissions ok.4/9/21Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $10
The Center at West Parkmax 10 pages  (sample)Residency. All artists working in the performing arts, including theater, are eligible to apply.4/9/21NYCn/a
Sour Grapes ProductionsShorts, Full LengthAccepting prerecorded shows as well as live projects. Stage plays and musicals. Theme: Clown4/10/21Brooklyn, New YorkFee: $20
Athena ProjectFull LengthWomen playwrights.4/15/21Denver, Coloradon/a
Equity Library Theatermax 15 minsPlays, musicals, and monologues (max 4 pages/mins). Int’l submissions ok. Playwrights must produce.4/15/21NYCNo Fee
HambidgeFull Length2 to 8 weeks residency.4/15/21Rabun Gap, GeorgiaApp Fee: $30
Jackie White Memorial National Playwriting ContestFull LengthEntry should be family-friendly and for audiences 5-21 yrs old. Play or musical. *Will be produced in a virtual format.4/15/21Columbia, MissouriFee: $30
Prize: $500

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John Gassner Memorial Playwriting AwardFull LengthOpen to all playwrights.4/15/21Hamden, Connecticutn/a
MacDowell ColonyFull LengthResidencies of up to 8 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees.4/15/21Peterborough, New HampshireApp Fee: $30
Austin Film FestivalFull LengthFull-length plays, original or adapted. Int’l submissions ok.4/16/21Austin, TexasFee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Women’s Theatre Festival20-90 minsSeeking productions that: center women & non-binary, gender-diverse, trans, gender non-conforming artists; feature Black, indigenous, people of color, global majority artists; feature disabled, neuro-atypical artists; embrace innovative + experimental use of virtual technology; prioritize accessibility; AND create conversations that further equity + social justice.4/16/21Raleigh, North CarolinaProgram Fee: $25
Garry Marshall TheatreFull LengthDrama or comedy.4/19/21Burbank, CaliforniaFee: $20
Stonecoast Reviewmax 12 pagesPublication opp. Accepts dramatic works.4/19/21Portland, Mainen/a
Theatre RocksFull LengthOpen to any US resident.4/21/21Ennis, TexasFee: $30
Prize: $500
Enter Stage Left TheaterOne Act
(max 45 mins)
Any genre. Special attention will be given to plays with social significance.4/30/21Hopkinton, MassachusettsFee: $20
Prize: $200
JETFestFull LengthComedies, dramas, and plays that often reflect issues of family, community, and humanity.4/30/21Walled Lake, MichiganFee: $15
Prize: $250
PEP Productionsmax 10 minsThe play must be unpublished and not have been produced. Previous staged readings ok.4/30/21Sugar Loaf, New York“cash prize”
PlayMakers Repertory CompanyFull LengthInvites blind submissions during the months of March and April.4/30/21Chapel Hill, North Carolinan/a
St. Louis Actors’ StudioOne Act
(max 45 mins)
Professional, new and previously unproduced plays.4/30/21St. Louis, Missourin/a
Cleveland Public Theatremax 10 pagesDevelopment opp – ongoing event held on the second Tuesday of each month. Provides new and experienced writers the opportunity to test drive their new play.Year RoundCleveland, Ohion/a
FORGE Fuel“sample”Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights.Year RoundDanbury, ConnecticutFee: $80
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
The Repertory Theatre of St. LouisFull LengthAccepts play submissions for season consideration and upcoming New Works Festival.Year RoundSt. Louis, Missourin/a
The Tank10 minsAn ongoing series that premieres 7 new short plays by 7 writers. Each writer devises a rule (such as “Rihanna must be mentioned” or “a back-handed compliment on page two) & then each creates a new short play incorporating ALL 7 rules. *Submit a 10-minute play, preferably comedic.Year RoundNYCn/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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