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Howdy, Playwrights!   Here’s a list of 36 play submission opps with February+ 2024 deadlines.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Durango Arts Center max 10 pages Int’l submissions ok. Theme: MYSTERY, MURDER and MAYHEM 1/30/24 Durango, Colorado No Fee
Jakespeare Theatre Company max 60 seconds Sci-fi plays. Comedies, dramas, and everything in between. Plays should be (mostly) family-friendly. 1/31/24 Marlborough, Massachusetts No Fee
East Valley Children’s Theatre 60-90 mins Plays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. Musicals ok. 2/1/24 Mesa, Arizona No Fee
Prize: $500
Heartland Theatre Company max 10 mins Theme: GHOSTS 2/1/24 Bloomington, Illinois n/a
HERE Artist Residency Program n/s Open to individual artists or collaborative teams (writers, performers, composers, etc.). 2/1/24 NYC n/a
Wild Imaginings Full Length Drama, comedy, or book of a musical. Open to all playwrights. 2/1/24 Waco, Texas n/a
The Playwrights Realm’s Writing Fellowship Full Length Nine months of resources, workshops and feedback designed to help early-career playwrights reach their professional and artistic goals. 2/5/24 NYC $5,000 Award
The Playwrights Realm’s Scratchpad Series Full Length A paid developmental process of up to one week culminating in a reading of the play. 2/5/24 NYC n/a
Tofte Lake Center n/s Residency. 2/5/24 Ely, Minnesota n/a
Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYC See right. Performance grant to individuals focused on the production of theatre, dance and performance art. Must be a current resident of NYC. If the performance is a play, it must be a full production. 2/6/24 NYC Up to $10,000 grant
Carlow Little Theatre Society 20-40 mins Int’l submissions ok. 2/9/24 Ireland Fee: €20
Prize: €500
MacDowell Colony Full Length Residency. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees. 2/10/24 Peterborough, New Hampshire App Fee: $30
IndyFringe Theatre Festival 45-60 mins Int’l submissions ok. Any genre including drama. 2/11/24 Indianapolis, Indiana App Fee: $30
Gloucester Stage Company Full Length New climate action plays, preferably coastal climate change, but open to all plays tackling any theme of climate action. 2/12/24 Gloucester, Massachusetts n/a
Muskegon Community College 10-15 pages Comedic or dramatic plays of all types. Theme: EMPOWERMENT 2/14/24 Muskegon, Michigan Fee: $10
Prize: $100
Denver Quarterly max 4,000 words Interested in texts intended to be performed in some capacity, including one-act plays. Excerpts from longer works are permissible. 2/15/24 n/a n/a
Hypatia-in-the-Woods 10 pages (sample) 1-3 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted. 2/15/24 Shelton, Washington Fee: $20
Loft Ensemble Full Length Plays that are rich in theatrical imagination and exploration of the human condition. 2/15/24 Los Angeles, California n/a
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The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Full Length New plays and performance texts by women and genderqueer writers for the stage that present a feminist perspective and present significant roles for female-identified performers. 2/15/24 Washington, D.C. Prize: $1,000
The Road Theatre Company Any length Any genre. The work must remain unproduced on the West Coast and unpublished through July 1, 2024. 2/15/24 North Hollywood, California Fee: $20, $15
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild n/s Residency. 2/16/24 Woodstock, New York App Fee: $30
McNerney Playwriting Contest Full Length US playwrights only. 2/18/24 Charleston, South Carolina Fee: $10
Prize: $400
Wayne Literary Review max 3,500 words One-act plays or excerpts no longer than 3500 words. 2/18/24 Detroit, Michigan n/a
T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre max 15 mins Seeking a wide variety of plays both comedic and dramatic. Theme: Wake Up! 2/19/24 NYC Fee: $5
stipend of $75
Geneva Theatre Guild One Act
(max 30 mins)
The play must be unpublished. 2/20/24 Geneva, New York n/a
Ox-Bow n/s 3-week residencies. Fully funded. 2/25/24 Saugatuck, Michigan n/a
Ensemble Studio Theatre 25 pages (sample) +
Full Length
NYC metro area resident playwrights. 2/26/24 NYC n/a
Mine 4 God Productions One Act
(15-30 mins)
Theme: Peace Within the Storm 2/28/24 Dublin, Ohio n/a
Mine 4 God Productions 5-10 mins Theme: Peace Within the Storm 2/28/24 Dublin, Ohio n/a
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts See right. Residency with a weekly $175 stipend. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work. 3/1/24 Nebraska City, Nebraska App Fee: $35
Live & In Color 15 pages (sample) Playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical. 3/1/24 Salem, Connecticut n/a
OnyxFest One Act
(45-60 mins)
Black writers. 3/1/24 Indianapolis, Indiana n/a
Orlando Shakes Full Length Stories that speak to diverse community in Central Florida. New plays that deal with modern issues of our times. Int’l submissions ok. 3/1/24 Orlando, Florida n/a
riverSedge max 15 pages Publication opp. Accepts dramatic scripts. 3/1/24 Texas Fee: $3
Prize: $350
The Growing Stage 45+ mins Plays should be intended for young audiences through high school age. Musicals ok. BIPOC plays and playwrights are encouraged. 3/1/24 Netcong, New Jersey 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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