Howdy, friends.í‚  Check out month’s installment of 40 playwright submissions w/ April (and early May) deadlines.í‚  Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to get busy achieving your goals, in both playwriting and beyond.í‚  Now, you may have noticed something a little different, so pleaseí‚  listen up for a quick sec:


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NameLengthPlay Genre(s) AcceptedDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre10-12 minsMust be suitable for black-box theater.4/1/15Chagrin Falls, Ohion/a
Fade To Black Play Festival10 minsNo theme, any subject matter. African American playwrights.4/1/15Houston, TexasNo Fee
Prize: $100
Gi60 2015max 60 secsPlays can be about any subject. Int’l submissions ok.4/1/15n/aNo Fee
Historic Elitch Gardens TheatreFull LengthMusical and non-musicals.4/1/15Denver, ColoradoFee: $35
Left Coast Theatre Comax 15 minsTheme: LGBT, Horror4/1/15San Francisco, CaliforniaFee: $5
MadLab Theatre & Gallery70-120 minsPlays that are different, edgy, strange, unique, etc.4/1/15Columbus, Ohio$200 royalty + 10% of box office
Theatre Southwest20 minsNo prohibited subjects or themes. All genres accepted.4/1/15Houston, Texasn/a
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Theater FestivalFee: $15
Prize: $500
Theater CompanyPrize: $500
Theater FestivalFee: í‚£10
Prize: í‚£150
Theater CompanyNo fee if hard copy
Playwriting ContestNo Fee
Theater FestivalFee: $5
TheaterFee: í‚  $10
Frostburg State Universitymax 40 minsOne-act plays only.4/14/15Frostburg, MarylandFee: $20
Prize: $750
Bogliasco FellowshipsFull Length30 to 34-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.4/15/15Bogliasco, ItalyFee: $30
MacDowell FellowshipFull Length1-8 week residency.4/15/15Peterborough, New HampshireFee: $30
Molotov Theatre Group60-90 minsHorror genre — plays in the style of Grand Guignol.4/15/15Washington, D.C.n/a
New England Theatre ConferenceFull LengthOpen to all playwrights.4/15/15Hamden, ConnecticutFee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Stage Left Theatre Residenciespartial draft or writing sampleDevelopment. Plays that raise debate on political and social issues.4/15/15Chicago, Illinoisn/a
The Players Theatremax 15 minsTheme: NYC í¢â‚¬“ Only in New York. Playwright must produce.4/15/15NYC$50 tech fee, if selected
Variations Theatre GroupOne Act, Full LengthAll themes or genres are welcome. Playwrights must produce.4/15/15Long Island City, New YorkN/A
Prologue Theatre Company10 minsTheme: Insider/Outsider4/17/15Chicago, ILN/A
Artists’ Play Exchange10-20 minsOne-acts. Any genre. Previously produced plays ok.4/17/15Cranston, Rhode IslandN/A
Collaboraction Theatre Companymax 7 minsCritical social issues.4/19/15Chicago, Illinoisn/a
Rover DramawerksFull LengthComedies or farces that have received one full production…………………………4/20/15Plano, TexasPrize: $500
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Theater AssociationFee: $25
Prize: $10,000
Arts CenterFee: $7
Prize: $50
TheaterFee: $5
TheaterNo Fee, Prize: $25 – $100
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Cary Playwrightsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Forum5-15 minsTheme: í¢â‚¬Ëœplays set in a barí¢â‚¬â„¢5/1/15Cary, North Carolinan/a
Manhattan Repertory Theatre7-20 minsFully produced one act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform).5/1/15NYCPrize: $1,000
National Black TheatreFull Length12-month residency. Black playwrights only.5/1/15NYCn/a
New England Theatre ConfFull LengthNew plays for young audiences. Open to all playwrights.5/1/15Hamden, ConnecticutFee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Nightwood TheatreFull LengthEmerging women playwrights. Script at any stage in development.5/1/15Toronto, CanadaFee: $15
Pend Oreille Players max 30 minsPlays must be family friendly.5/1/15Newport, WashingtonFee: $8
The Adobe Theater10 minsTheme: LOVE5/1/15Albuquerque, New Mexico“Cash Prize”