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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Ashland New Plays FestivalFull LengthDrama or comedy. Must be previously unproduced.12/1/21Ashland, OregonFee: $20
Prize: $1,500
Bloomington Playwrights ProjectFull LengthPlays must be unpublished. Independently published is ok. Agent submitted scripts require no fee.12/1/21Bloomington, IndianaFee: $10
Prize: $3,000
Feels Blind LiteraryOne Act
(max 15 pages)
Publication opp. New and emerging writers who are nonbinary or identify as women. Plays ok. Must pass the Bechdel Test.12/1/21Richmond, VirginiaFee: $3
Mesa RefugeFull Length14-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.12/1/21Point Reyes Station, CaliforniaFee: $50
Middlebury Acting CompanyFull LengthPlays that address the question: “What does the American Dream mean today?” Any genres & style. US playwrights only.12/1/21Middlebury, Vermont$150 travel stipend
Obsidianmax 20 pagesPublication opp. Gender Queer/ Genre Queer Playground Special Issue. One act or a collection of short scenes no longer than 20 pages.12/1/21Normal, Illinoisn/a
Philadelphia Artists’ Collectivemax 10 minsPlay that is in response to, in conversation with, or inspired by classical work. Theme: The Illusion of Time12/1/21Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
West Side Show Room10 minsTheme: Words On Woman12/1/21Rockford, IllinoisPrize: $200
Femuscripts10 minsTheme: Love – all kinds: friendship, pets, family, planet, romantic partners, kids, requited, unrequited, etc. Female-identifying or non-binary playwrights only.12/5/21n/sn/a
Village Arts of Colorado Springs15-20 minsPlaywrights must tell a TRUE STORY with a REDEMPTIVE component and USE A FEATHER as a prop somewhere in the show. Open to playwrights ages 16 and up.12/10/21Colorado Springs, ColoradoFee: $25
Prize: $500
Daisy Pettles’ Women’s Writing Contestmax 20 pages (sample)Women writers who are age 40 or older. Note: Applicants with FINANCIAL HARDSHIP may apply for a full or partial fee waiver.12/12/21Bedford, IndianaFee: $0 – $45
Prize: $1,000
B3 Theater5-15 pagesThe subject matter is open, although preference will be given to experimental and progressive works. All genres welcome, including monologues, with the exception of musicals. Int’l submissions ok.12/15/21Phoenix, ArizonaFee: $5
Prize: $50
Centenary Stage CompanyFull LengthDevelopmental program for women playwrights.12/15/21Hackettstown, New Jersey$200 honorarium Prize: $1,500
Clockhousemax 15 pagesShort dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full-length play.12/15/21n/an/a
Concord Theatricalsmax 15 minsShort plays and musicals.12/15/21NYCn/a
Powerstories Theatre20-90 minsSubmissions must be congruent with the mission of Powerstories Theatre – staging true stories to open minds and hearts. The playwright must be willing to have their play live-streamed and be available for a playwright talkback either in-person (if produced in theatre) or on Zoom (if prerecorded).12/15/21Tampa, FloridaNo Fee
SheATL Arts Summer Theater FestivalFull LengthPlays, musicals, comedies, dramas, experimental works, etc. Open to any writer of a marginalized gender or writing team that is at least 50% marginalized genders.12/15/21Atlanta, Georgian/a
Short Play & Musical Festivalmax 15 minsShort Plays and musicals. Theme: “LUV” Make it sweet or sexy – Luv is Luv! Playwrights must produce.12/15/21NYCn/a
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StageQOne Act
(15-60 mins)
Plays at all levels of development from playwrights of all levels of experience. Open to local and national playwrights. Looking for stories surrounding the queer experience.12/15/21Madison, Wisconsinn/a
Strange Prescription Productionsmax 10 minsPlays should center around nightmarish situations. All genres are encouraged including comedies, musicals, and dramas, except children’s scripts.12/15/21San Francisco, CaliforniaFee: $10
$100 stipend
Editorial DALYA60+ mins, 30-60 mins, less than 30 minsPlays for teenagers and young adult audiences. Open to playwrights worldwide. The play can be written in any official language of the world.12/20/21San Fernando, CádizNo Fee
Prize: €2,000 to €4,800
National Alliance for Musical TheatreFull LengthNew musicals. Any subject matter, style and concept. Must be complete & ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.12/20/21NYCn/a
Ucross + The Blank TheatreSee right.Early-career playwrights, 21-30 yrs of age, from all backgrounds and genders residing in the US. Includes two-week residency AND a professionally produced staged reading. Writers must submit one short play and one full-length play.12/20/21Wyoming and HollywoodNo Fee
Prize: $5,000
Branch County Community TheatreFull LengthPlays and musicals. Children’s plays accepted.12/31/21Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
Exposition Reviewmax 15 pagesOne-act plays and scenes. Theme: Flux12/31/21CaliforniaFee: $3.50
Las Vegas Little TheatreFull LengthIdeally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18-30.12/31/21Las Vegas, NevadaPrize: $150
Pulitzer Prize in DramaFull LengthAwarded for a distinguished play by an American author, preferably original in its source and dealing with American life. Eligible works include full-length dramas that opened in the US between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.12/31/21NYCFee: $75
Prize: $15,000
Sundog TheatreOne Act
(10-25 mins)
New and original plays about the Staten Island Ferries. Theme: “Celebration” or “Anniversary.” Must be set on the Staten Island Ferry and set in contemporary time period.12/31/21Staten Island, New YorkPrize: $100
Taco Bell Quarterly500-1,500 wordsPublication opp. Any theme.  [Ed note: OMG, who knew Taco Bell quartlery was a thing that exists??]12/31/21Literary Magazinepays $50 per acceptance
The Caribbean WriterOne ActTheme: Disruption, Disguise and Illuminations12/31/21US Virgin IslandsNo Fee
The Del Shores FoundationFull LengthPlaywrights must identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Must be a current resident of one of 15 Southern States.12/31/21Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $10-$25
Prize: $3,000
Theatre In The RawOne Act
(max 30 mins)
Comedy, tragedy, drama or radio play. Int’l submissions ok. Theme: cultural/social diversity12/31/21Vancouver, British Columbia Fee: $25
Prize: $200
Fresh Fruit RadioOne or Two Act (25-55 mins)Radio plays – can be original drafts for radio, or adapted from existing works.Year RoundNYC$250 stipend
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
StageQFull LengthPlays written by and about LGBTQ+ peoples.Year RoundMadison, Wisconsinn/a
The Petaluma Radio Players30 mins /
60 mins
Radio Plays and Radio Plays in series, or stage plays that can easily be adapted to radio. Any genre including comedies, dramas, thrillers, historical fiction, adventure, noir and more.Year RoundPetaluma, California$100 payment if accepted
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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