Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 38 play submission opportunities with October 2019 deadlines.

Note: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. For complete submission guidelines, please go to their websites by clicking the theater’s name.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
ScreenCraft 20-120 pages Original stage plays. Int’l submissions ok. 9/30/19 Los Angeles, California Fee: $39
Prize: $1,000
Adirondack Theatre Festival Full Length Plays that have received previous readings, workshop or full productions ok. 10/1/19 Glens Falls, New York n/a
Avante Garage Theatre Company max 10 mins Plays that demonstrate the frustrations that many Americans are having right now with the state of our country and the world at large. American playwrights only. Special consideration will be given to pieces that are comedic in nature. 10/1/19 Los Angeles, California n/a
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Fee: $600
Theatre n/a
Theatre Fee: $A40
Prize: $5,000
Festival Fee: $25
Festival n/a
Festival n/a
Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival One Act
(max 1 hour)
Plays must not have been professionally produced, published, performed. Play content is NOT limited to Tennessee Williams or New Orleans-related themes. 10/1/19 New Orleans, Louisiana Fee: $25
Prize: $1,500
The Fine Arts Association max 10 pages Original plays. Previously produced scripts will be accepted EXCEPT those which had full productions in the state of Ohio. May be comedy and drama. 10/1/19 Willoughby, Ohio No Fee
The New Harmony Project Full Length Unproduced stage play scripts and musicals. Note: Look at their mission statement. 10/1/19 New Harmony, Indiana n/a
Village Playwrights Productions max 10 mins Playwrights must be from Metro New York area. Plays must be about Halloween, the supernatural or scary from a Gay perspective. Playwrights must produce the reading of their own play. 10/3/19 NYC No Fee
The Sauk Any length Unproduced plays. Any style: comedy, drama, young audience and/or musical. Play dev’t opp including public staged readings. 10/4/19 Jonesville, Michigan “royalty”
National Queer Theater Full Length Works that address the lives of LGBTQ people outside of the United States, written by playwrights from or living in those countries, will be considered. Plays must not have been previously produced in the US. 10/11/19 NYC Prize: $500
Caltech Theater Full Length New, unpublished, unproduced science-based plays. Open to playwrights in the Greater Los Angeles area, particularly women and playwrights of color. 10/15/19 Pasadena, California n/a
Camino Real Playhouse 10 mins Plays can be on any subject. 10/15/19  San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10
Humanitas PLAY LA two 10-page samples Playwright must be based in Greater Los Angeles. 10/15/19 Los Angeles, California Fee: $25
Grant: $1,500
Raven Performing Arts Theater 10-20 pages / max 20 mins Open to anyone from anywhere in the world. Original works only. 10/15/19 Healdsburg, California No Fee
Prize: $100
She NYC and She LA Summer Theater Festivals Full Length Musicals, plays, or adaptations by any woman-identifying writer or writing team that is at least 50% women. 10/15/19 NYC & Los Angeles Fee: $25,
+ $550 if accepted
The Little Theatre of Alexandria One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished and un-produced (not staged for a paying audience as of the date of entry) plays. Comedy or drama. Scripts must NOT include nudity. Strong language and themes are allowed. 10/15/19 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
Tree City Playhouse One Act
(8-12 mins)
Open to all playwrights 18 years of age and older. Original dramatic works that have not been previously published. No restrictions on genre or theme. Prefers “family-friendly” plays. 10/15/19 Sylvania, Ohio Fee: $5
Prize: $150
Parity Productions Full Length Commission for women and trans and gender nonconforming playwrights. The selected playwrights will receive $2,500 each. Playwrights must submit one full-length play for award consideration, and a second writing sample, pref. a full-length play, or an unfinished play no fewer than 25 pages (or alternate form of writing). 10/17/19 NYC No Fee
The Little Victory Theatre max 20 mins Plays or musicals. It can be a 20-minute cut of a full length play or musical. Playwright is responsible for hiring Director, Actors, and Stage Manager. 10/20/19 Staten Island, New York Fee: $30 once accepted
Last Frontier Theatre Conference 20 mins -2 hrs Any genre except musical. The play should not have received a professional production; readings and amateur productions are acceptable. 10/21/19 Valdez, Alaska n/a
Theatre Southwest 5-10 mins Original work that has not been published or produced. All genres are accepted with no regard to language or subject matter. 10/21/19 Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $100
Stray Kats Theatre Company short play Plays pertaining to the lives of today’s Senior Citizens. Please avoid plays about the 3 Ds (death, dying and dementia), and plays that have been produced in CT. 10/30/19 Newtown, Connecticut $3 donation per play (not mandatory)
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n/a
Award Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Festival Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000
Theater Fee: $30
University n/a
Theatre $75 honorarium
Southwest Theatre Productions Full Length Only plays (dramas, comedies, musicals) with LGBTQIA+ or mental health themes will be considered. Open to all playwrights. 10/31/19 Austin, Texas Fee: $25
Ghostlight Ensemble max 15 mins Scripts with strong female characters that are geared toward young audiences (under 12). Open to playwrights in any geographic area. 11/1/19 Chicago No Fee
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
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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