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Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 36 play submission opportunities with April 2021 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members.  Join now to get access to 400+ play submissions opps!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Acadiana Repertory Theatre Full Length Submissions should be actor/story forward, have limited to no production history, and unpublished. 4/1/21 Lafayette, Louisiana n/a
Egg and Spoon Theatre Collective Full Length Developmental support for BIPoC writers’ un-produced play. Includes a 15-hour workshop. 4/1/21 NYC No Fee
$300 stipend
Fade to Black Play Festival 8-10 mins Any theme or genre. Playwright must publicly and openly identify themselves as African-American, Black, or of the African diaspora. 4/1/21 Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $100
Florida Theatrical Association Full Length New musicals. 4/1/21 Orlando, Florida n/a
Pegasus Theater Company 15 mins Plays that are suitable for shooting outdoors and maintain social distancing between the actors. 4/1/21 Guerneville, California n/a
Rogue Theater Festival 10-60 mins Emerging 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. 4/1/21 NYC Fee: $60, $120 if selected
Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop max 10 mins Plays must be presented in a black box format. Vulgar language and topics will not be accepted for submission. 4/1/21 NYC n/a
The Braid One 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 Sabra 4/1/21 Santa Monica, California n/a
Artists’ Exchange One Act
(10-20 mins)
Comedic, absurd, dramatic, satirical, farcical, musical, etc. are all welcome for review. Selected plays will be performed outdoors. 4/2/21 Cranston, Rhode Island NO stipends or monetary prizes
Red Bull Theater max 10 mins Short 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: RESTORATION 4/5/21 NYC  Fee: $10
Southeastern Louisiana University Full Length Plays intended for a college-aged cast and audience. 4/6/21 Hammond, Louisiana Fee: $10
Playdate Theatre 5-10 pages Virtual 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. 4/9/21 Los Angeles, California Fee: $10
The Center at West Park max 10 pages  (sample) Residency. All artists working in the performing arts, including theater, are eligible to apply. 4/9/21 NYC n/a
Sour Grapes Productions Shorts, Full Length Accepting prerecorded shows as well as live projects. Stage plays and musicals. Theme: Clown 4/10/21 Brooklyn, New York Fee: $20
Athena Project Full Length Women playwrights. 4/15/21 Denver, Colorado n/a
Equity Library Theater max 15 mins Plays, musicals, and monologues (max 4 pages/mins). Int’l submissions ok. Playwrights must produce. 4/15/21 NYC No Fee
Hambidge Full Length 2 to 8 weeks residency. 4/15/21 Rabun Gap, Georgia App Fee: $30
Jackie White Memorial National Playwriting Contest Full Length Entry should be family-friendly and for audiences 5-21 yrs old. Play or musical. *Will be produced in a virtual format. 4/15/21 Columbia, Missouri Fee: $30
Prize: $500

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John Gassner Memorial Playwriting Award Full Length Open to all playwrights. 4/15/21 Hamden, Connecticut n/a
MacDowell Colony Full Length Residencies of up to 8 weeks. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees. 4/15/21 Peterborough, New Hampshire App Fee: $30
Austin Film Festival Full Length Full-length plays, original or adapted. Int’l submissions ok. 4/16/21 Austin, Texas Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Women’s Theatre Festival 20-90 mins Seeking 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. 4/16/21 Raleigh, North Carolina Program Fee: $25
Garry Marshall Theatre Full Length Drama or comedy. 4/19/21 Burbank, California Fee: $20
Stonecoast Review max 12 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic works. 4/19/21 Portland, Maine n/a
Theatre Rocks Full Length Open to any US resident. 4/21/21 Ennis, Texas Fee: $30
Prize: $500
Enter Stage Left Theater One Act
(max 45 mins)
Any genre. Special attention will be given to plays with social significance. 4/30/21 Hopkinton, Massachusetts Fee: $20
Prize: $200
JETFest Full Length Comedies, dramas, and plays that often reflect issues of family, community, and humanity. 4/30/21 Walled Lake, Michigan Fee: $15
Prize: $250
PEP Productions max 10 mins The play must be unpublished and not have been produced. Previous staged readings ok. 4/30/21 Sugar Loaf, New York “cash prize”
PlayMakers Repertory Company Full Length Invites blind submissions during the months of March and April. 4/30/21 Chapel Hill, North Carolina n/a
St. Louis Actors’ Studio One Act
(max 45 mins)
Professional, new and previously unproduced plays. 4/30/21 St. Louis, Missouri n/a
Cleveland Public Theatre max 10 pages Development 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 Round Cleveland, Ohio n/a
FORGE Fuel “sample” Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights. Year Round Danbury, Connecticut Fee: $80
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
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Full Length Accepts play submissions for season consideration and upcoming New Works Festival. Year Round St. Louis, Missouri n/a
The Tank 10 mins An 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 Round NYC n/a
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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