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

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Durango Arts Centermax 10 pagesInt’l submissions ok. Theme: MYSTERY, MURDER and MAYHEM1/30/24Durango, ColoradoNo Fee
Jakespeare Theatre Companymax 60 secondsSci-fi plays. Comedies, dramas, and everything in between. Plays should be (mostly) family-friendly.1/31/24Marlborough, MassachusettsNo Fee
East Valley Children’s Theatre60-90 minsPlays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. Musicals ok.2/1/24Mesa, ArizonaNo Fee
Prize: $500
Heartland Theatre Companymax 10 minsTheme: GHOSTS2/1/24Bloomington, Illinoisn/a
HERE Artist Residency Programn/sOpen to individual artists or collaborative teams (writers, performers, composers, etc.).2/1/24NYCn/a
Wild ImaginingsFull LengthDrama, comedy, or book of a musical. Open to all playwrights.2/1/24Waco, Texasn/a
The Playwrights Realm’s Writing FellowshipFull LengthNine months of resources, workshops and feedback designed to help early-career playwrights reach their professional and artistic goals.2/5/24NYC$5,000 Award
The Playwrights Realm’s Scratchpad SeriesFull LengthA paid developmental process of up to one week culminating in a reading of the play.2/5/24NYCn/a
Tofte Lake Centern/sResidency.2/5/24Ely, Minnesotan/a
Café Royal Cultural Foundation NYCSee 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.2/6/24NYCUp to $10,000 grant
Carlow Little Theatre Society20-40 minsInt’l submissions ok.2/9/24IrelandFee: €20
Prize: €500
MacDowell ColonyFull LengthResidency. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees.2/10/24Peterborough, New HampshireApp Fee: $30
IndyFringe Theatre Festival45-60 minsInt’l submissions ok. Any genre including drama.2/11/24Indianapolis, IndianaApp Fee: $30
Gloucester Stage CompanyFull LengthNew climate action plays, preferably coastal climate change, but open to all plays tackling any theme of climate action.2/12/24Gloucester, Massachusettsn/a
Muskegon Community College10-15 pagesComedic or dramatic plays of all types. Theme: EMPOWERMENT2/14/24Muskegon, MichiganFee: $10
Prize: $100
Denver Quarterlymax 4,000 wordsInterested in texts intended to be performed in some capacity, including one-act plays. Excerpts from longer works are permissible.2/15/24n/an/a
Hypatia-in-the-Woods10 pages (sample)1-3 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted.2/15/24Shelton, WashingtonFee: $20
Loft EnsembleFull LengthPlays that are rich in theatrical imagination and exploration of the human condition.2/15/24Los Angeles, Californian/a
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The Jane Chambers Playwriting AwardFull LengthNew 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.2/15/24Washington, D.C.Prize: $1,000
The Road Theatre CompanyAny lengthAny genre. The work must remain unproduced on the West Coast and unpublished through July 1, 2024.2/15/24North Hollywood, CaliforniaFee: $20, $15
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guildn/sResidency.2/16/24Woodstock, New YorkApp Fee: $30
McNerney Playwriting ContestFull LengthUS playwrights only.2/18/24Charleston, South CarolinaFee: $10
Prize: $400
Wayne Literary Reviewmax 3,500 wordsOne-act plays or excerpts no longer than 3500 words.2/18/24Detroit, Michigann/a
T. Schreiber Studio & Theatremax 15 minsSeeking a wide variety of plays both comedic and dramatic. Theme: Wake Up!2/19/24NYCFee: $5
stipend of $75
Geneva Theatre GuildOne Act
(max 30 mins)
The play must be unpublished.2/20/24Geneva, New Yorkn/a
Ox-Bown/s3-week residencies. Fully funded.2/25/24Saugatuck, Michigann/a
Ensemble Studio Theatre25 pages (sample) +
Full Length
NYC metro area resident playwrights.2/26/24NYCn/a
Mine 4 God ProductionsOne Act
(15-30 mins)
Theme: Peace Within the Storm2/28/24Dublin, Ohion/a
Mine 4 God Productions5-10 minsTheme: Peace Within the Storm2/28/24Dublin, Ohion/a
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the ArtsSee right.Residency with a weekly $175 stipend. Submit up to 2 one-act plays or up to 2 excerpts from a longer work.3/1/24Nebraska City, NebraskaApp Fee: $35
Live & In Color15 pages (sample)Playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical.3/1/24Salem, Connecticutn/a
OnyxFestOne Act
(45-60 mins)
Black writers.3/1/24Indianapolis, Indianan/a
Orlando ShakesFull LengthStories that speak to diverse community in Central Florida. New plays that deal with modern issues of our times. Int’l submissions ok.3/1/24Orlando, Floridan/a
riverSedgemax 15 pagesPublication opp. Accepts dramatic scripts.3/1/24TexasFee: $3
Prize: $350
The Growing Stage45+ minsPlays should be intended for young audiences through high school age. Musicals ok. BIPOC plays and playwrights are encouraged.3/1/24Netcong, New Jerseyn/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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