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Howdy, friends! Below are your 39 play submissions opportunities with December 2014 deadlines.í‚  There’s a little bit of everything here, so you should find something to submit to. To all our American playwrights, Happy Thanksgiving!í‚  (Gobble gobble gobble).


Name Length Play Genre(s) Accepted Deadline Location Additional Info
Drury University One Act

Competition is open to all playwrights. 20-45 mins preferred.

12/1/14 Springfield, Missouri Prize: $300.
Schreiberí¢â‚¬â„¢s Shorts 10 mins Theme: freedom. (Can be broadly interpreted.). Prior non-nyc prods ok. 12/1/14 New York City, New York n/a
Jewish Women’s Theatre One Act Theme: Reckoning with Dad – plays about father. Prefers “element of jewish resonance.” 12/1/14 Los Angeles, California n/a
The Ebell Playwright Prize Full Length (max 85 pages) Open to female residents of California only. 12/1/14 Los Angeles, California Prize: $6,000
Theatre InspiraTO 10 mins Theme: The urban jungle. Open to all playwrights/no location restriction. 12/1/14 Toronto, Ontario Prize: $500 CDN
Theatricum Botanicum Full Length Provocative, political & socially relevant material. Seeking “emerging playwrights around the globe.” 12/1/14 Topanga, California n/a

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Clockhouse max 15 pgs Magazine publication. Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt. 12/1/14 n/a n/a
Paw Paw Village Players max 15 mins Open to any family-friendly subject matter. May submit 3 plays — no extra fee. 12/1/14 Paw Paw, Michigan Fee: $10
Eclectic Co Theatre 15 pgs max Seeks a spinoff of í¢â‚¬Å“Aliceí¢â‚¬â„¢s Adventures in Wonderlandí¢â‚¬ or í¢â‚¬Å“Through the Looking Glass.í¢â‚¬ 12/1/14 Los Angeles, California n/a
Midwest New Play Festival Full Length Open to playwrights living in Mich, Illinois, Indiana or Wisc. Staged reading w 1-week paid residency. 12/1/14 Kalamazoo, Michigan Prize: travel, lodging & per diem.
Manhattan Rep 7-20 mins Seeks fully produced one act plays. No submission fee, but if chosen, $150 participation fee. 12/1/14 New York City, New York Fee: See left.
Prize: $1000
ATHE Award 60+ mins Plays must have been written since Aug 2013 by university-affiliated writer (student, faculty, resident, etc). Prior prods ok. 3-day conference. 12/1/14 Boulder, Colorado Prize: Travel, hotel, etc.
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Fest unclear 1-wk development residency. Looking for musicals in the developmental process, esp beginning. Playwright must produce/perform. 12/1/14 Auburn, New York

Fee: $25.

Prize: Travel + housing.

University of St. Thomas max 10 mins Prefers characters aged 18-28 years. 12/1/14 Houston, Texas Prize: $100
Agape Actors Co-Op max 15 minutes “Submit as many plays as you wish.” 12/1/14 Georgetown, Texas n/a
Denton Community Theatre One Act (under 50 minutes) Theme: Method and Madness. Collections of short plays with a total running time of under 50 mins also ok. 12/1/14 Denton, Texas Fee: $25
Provincetown Theater max 90 mins Staged reading. Open to “Northeast-based” playwrights. May be full-length or a collection of works. “Playwrights must be involved in the production of the reading.” 12/2/14 Provincetown, Mass n/a
Greenbrier Valley Theatre 5-10 minutes Excessively strong language discouraged. 12/3/14 Lewisburg, West Virginia n/a
Proscenium Theatre Journal Any length Any length and style, original adaptations (w/ secured rights) and musicals. Also accepts articles on playwriting. 12/5/14 n/a n/a
Scripts Ireland max 15 minutes Radio plays. Theme: “A Bump In The Road.” Must be available for 3-day development process. 12/8/14 Birr, Ireland n/a
SCI-FEST 2015 20 mins max Scripts must have a science fiction theme. No geographical restrictions. 12/15/14 Los Angeles, California Prize: $200
Juilliard School Full Length (or up to 2 one-acts) “One-year, tuition-free, graduate-level fellowship.í¢â‚¬ í‚  2nd year possible. Prefers applicants w/ an undergraduate degree. 12/15/14 New York City, New York Fee: $60
PLAYING SHORTLY max 10 mins Radio plays. American playwrights only…………………………. 12/15/14 n/a Prize: $100
Nylon Fusion 10 miins í‚ Theme: 1900s through 1920’s. Play should be informed by the happenings of that period. 12/15/14 NYC, NY n/a
Live Girls! Theater 10 minutes Women playwrights only. Theme: í¢â‚¬Å“Riskí¢â‚¬ and/or í¢â‚¬Å“Rewardí¢â‚¬ 12/15/14 Seattle, Washington n/a
Indie Boots Theatre Fest max 15 minutes All plays must use the word “Ella” in the title. Comedies & underrepresented characters encouraged. 12/15/14 Chicago, Illinois



Heavy Weather 10 minutes “Minimal tech requirements, and with a same-sex relationship at its core.” 12/22/14 London n/a

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The Griot Theater Fest 30-90 mins It appears that playwright must be African-American. í‚  Playwright must produce. No submission fee. $200-$500 participation fee if selected. Prize: $2,500. 12/24/14 New York City, New York See left
Venus / Adonis Theater Fest 30-90 mins Playwright must produce. No submission fee. $200-$500 participation fee if selected. Prize: $2,500. 12/24/14 New York City, New York See left
Yet 2 Evolve Prods max 1hr. 45mins Theme: political/controversial contemporary issues. It appears that playwright must direct. 12/28/14 New York City, New York Fee: $12
Lost Theatre max 5 minutes Accepts entries from all performance genres. Non-UK residents are welcome. 12/28/14 London Fee: í‚£10
Prize: í‚£100
Cape Cod Theatre Project Full Length Week-long development residence w/ staged reading. 12/31/14 Cape Cod, Mass n/a
Ra탭ces Theatre Co max 10 mins All plays must relate to the Latino culture. Playwright must be Latino. 12/31/14 Buffalo, New York Prize: $20
Arizona Theatre Co min 50 pgs Latino playwrights. English and/or Spanish. Last year’s prize was $1,000. Unclear if that applies to this year. 12/31/14 Tucson, Arizona See left.
Branch County Community Theatre Full Length Plays or musicals. Childrení¢â‚¬â„¢s plays ok. 12/31/14 Coldwater, Michigan Prize: $200
St. Louis Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Studio One Act (max 45 minutes) Accepts submissions of one-act plays. (Also accepts shorter plays from high school students). 12/31/14 St. Louis, Missouri n/a
Mountain Playhouse Full Length Mission: “the advancement of theater as a relevant art form in the modern world.” International submissions ok. 12/31/14 Jennerstown, Pennsylvania Prize: $1,000
The Colonial Players Full Length or One Act Playwrights must reside in states descendent from the original 13 colonies (includes NY, Philly, & DC). 12/31/14 Annapolis, Maryland Prize: $1,000
Pulitzer Prize Full Length US authors only. Must have been produced and opened in 2014. 12/31/14 New York City, New York Fee: $50
Prize: $10,000


“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”í‚ í‚ 

-Theodore Roosevelt (presumably in regards to playwriting)