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37 Play Submissions Opps w/ February 2021 Deadlines

Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 37 play submission opportunities with February 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 156 play submissions opportunities with deadlines + the list of opps that are accepting submissions year-round!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Flyway max 15 pages Publication opp. Submitted scripts must fit Flyway’s mission, exploring the intersection of human experience and the environment, interpreted broadly. 2/1/21 n/a Fee: $3
The Braid One Act
(max 8 mins)
Contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance. Musicals ok. Theme: Remembrance of Things Present 2/1/21 Santa Monica, California n/a
The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Full Length Plays written by women and genderqueer writers that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers. 2/1/21 Washington, D.C. Prize: $1,000 + $500 for travel expenses
Northern Michigan University Full Length No restriction to style. Theme: “social justice and change” 2/1/21 Marquette, Michigan Prize: $2,000
Repertorio Español Full Length Subject matter and characters must resonate with Latinx audiences and accurately depict the Latinx/Hispanic experience. May be written in either Spanish or English. Playwrights must be residents of the US or Puerto Rico. 2/1/21 NYC Prize: $3,000
Table Work Press Full Length Publication opp. 2/1/21 NYC $500 stipend
The Playwrights Realm Full Length 15-hour developmental reading process. Plays can be anything from a rough first draft to a play that is close to production-ready. Int’l submissions ok. 2/7/21 NYC n/a
The Playwrights Realm Full Length Script that would benefit from a nine-month, intensive development process. 2/7/21 NYC n/a
Consequences max 15 mins Multi-part series of pieces to be developed and presented online in response to the 2020 presidential election. Each piece will focus on how the election affects the writer, their community, or their country. Writers from anywhere in the US. Must identify as Black/African-American. 2/8/21 NYC No Fee
$2,000 commissioning fee
Gi60 Houston max 60 secs Playwrights may submit plays that have been previously produced or submitted, as well as new work. Open to all. 2/9/21 Houston, Texas No Fee
Watermelon One-Act Festival One Act
(max 45 mins)
Original and unpublished works. 2/14/21 St. Mary’s City, Maryland Fee: $100 if selected
Book Pipeline Adaptation Contest Full Length Plays for film and television adaptation. Applicants outside the US are welcome. 2/15/21 Santa Monica, California Fee: $45
Prize: $10,000
Collaboraction n/s Open to numerous submission types and formats, including script and spoken word. 2/15/21 Chicago n/a
Collaboraction max 7 mins Play or script about Peace from artists throughout Chicago and beyond. 2/15/21 Chicago n/a
College of Charleston Full Length Material must be unpublished and unproduced. 2/15/21 Charleston, South Carolina Fee: $10
Prize: $400
East Valley Children’s Theatre 60-90 mins Plays and musicals suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. 2/15/21 Mesa, Arizona No Fee
Prize: $500
Hypatia-in-the-Woods 10 pages (sample) 1 to 3 weeks residency. Apps from WOMEN playwrights accepted. 2/15/21 Shelton, Washington Fee: $20
Pen America 7-10 pages sample Project proposal. Open-genre. Theatrical scripts accepted. Open to writers at any stage of their career. This Fellowship will commission writers to create written works of lasting merit that illuminate critical issues related to mass incarceration and catalyze public debate. 2/15/21 NYC No Fee;
$5,000 -$8,000 honorarium
The Braid One Act
(max 8 mins)
Contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance. Musicals ok. Theme: The Rest is History 2/15/21 Santa Monica, California “honorarium”
The Braid One Act
(max 8 mins)
Contemporary American stories that have some Jewish content or Jewish resonance. Musicals ok. Theme: Persian Sunrise, American Sunset 2/15/21 Santa Monica, California n/a
New Victory Theater “script sample” Artist(s) must have a primary residence in NYC and must identify as Black, Indigenous or a Person of Color. Artist’s work must be intended for family audiences. Proposed project(s) must be in development, but may be at any point during development, including initial concept. 2/17/21 NYC n/a
Babes With Blades Full Length Playwrights of marginalized genders. Scripts must be inclusive of the BIPOC community. Submissions must be new, original works, inspired by the artwork that is the focus of the contest. See website for more details. 2/18/21 Chicago n/a
BRIClab 10 pages (sample) 12-day residency for NYC-based artist with a connection to Brooklyn, working on a performing arts piece that is in the middle of its development. 2/18/21 Brooklyn, New York App Fee: $5,
stipend of $2500
Theatre West 5-15 mins Virtual fest. BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and/or differently-abled playwrights. Original, unpublished material only. Theme: “FITTING OUT” – distinctive stories that explore individuality as an asset and/or an obstacle. Email script, resume, and personal bio to [email protected] 2/24/21 Los Angeles, California n/a
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Full Length Entries must be original plays, unpublished, unproduced, and not currently under any option. 2/28/21 Los Angeles, California Fee: $25,
“monetary prizes”
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild 45-75 mins Plays suitable for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. 2/28/21 Los Angeles, California Fee: $25
Prize: $1,200
Blank Conversations n/s Looking for new, unpublished plays to perform in a virtual setting. Year Round Las Cruces, New Mexico n/a
FORGE Fuel “sample” Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights. Year Round Danbury, Connecticut Fee: $80
Party Claw Productions See right. Short (10+ mins), one-act and full-length plays written by women, folks of color, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. Accepting works-in-progress as well. Year Round NYC n/a
Play Readings With Friends n/s A network of theater artists in/around NYC, with monthly readings of new works by playwrights and screenwriters. Year Round NYC n/a
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
Stageplays Any length Publication opp. Any genre. Year Round n/a n/a
The Awakenings Project max 10 mins Publication opp. The playwright should have a relationship to mental illness (either self, family member, or friend) but the plot of a play need not be about mental illness. Year Round Wheaton, Illinois n/a
Theater Wit 20 pages (sample) For non-Chicago playwrights. Year Round Chicago 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
whimperbang max 5,000 words Publication opp. Invites the submission of serious, directed artistic expressions that reflect or comment upon today’s world. All literary genres will be considered, including plays. Year Round n/a No Fee
Woodside Players of NYC max 5 mins Writers are encouraged to bring their scripts, screenplays, stories, poems, and more to share via Zoom. Year Round NYC Free
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