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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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Name Length Play Genre(s) Accepted Deadline Location Additional Info
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre 10-12 mins Must be suitable for black-box theater. 4/1/15 Chagrin Falls, Ohio n/a
Fade To Black Play Festival 10 mins No theme, any subject matter. African American playwrights. 4/1/15 Houston, Texas No Fee
Prize: $100
Gi60 2015 max 60 secs Plays can be about any subject. Int’l submissions ok. 4/1/15 n/a No Fee
Historic Elitch Gardens Theatre Full Length Musical and non-musicals. 4/1/15 Denver, Colorado Fee: $35
Left Coast Theatre Co max 15 mins Theme: LGBT, Horror 4/1/15 San Francisco, California Fee: $5
MadLab Theatre & Gallery 70-120 mins Plays that are different, edgy, strange, unique, etc. 4/1/15 Columbus, Ohio $200 royalty + 10% of box office
Theatre Southwest 20 mins No prohibited subjects or themes. All genres accepted. 4/1/15 Houston, Texas n/a
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Theater Festival Fee: $15
Prize: $500
Theater Company Prize: $500
Theater Festival Fee: í‚£10
Prize: í‚£150
Theater Company No fee if hard copy
Playwriting Contest No Fee
Theater Festival Fee: $5
Theater Fee: í‚  $10
Frostburg State University max 40 mins One-act plays only. 4/14/15 Frostburg, Maryland Fee: $20
Prize: $750
Bogliasco Fellowships Full Length 30 to 34-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 4/15/15 Bogliasco, Italy Fee: $30
MacDowell Fellowship Full Length 1-8 week residency. 4/15/15 Peterborough, New Hampshire Fee: $30
Molotov Theatre Group 60-90 mins Horror genre — plays in the style of Grand Guignol. 4/15/15 Washington, D.C. n/a
New England Theatre Conference Full Length Open to all playwrights. 4/15/15 Hamden, Connecticut Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Stage Left Theatre Residencies partial draft or writing sample Development. Plays that raise debate on political and social issues. 4/15/15 Chicago, Illinois n/a
The Players Theatre max 15 mins Theme: NYC í¢â‚¬“ Only in New York. Playwright must produce. 4/15/15 NYC $50 tech fee, if selected
Variations Theatre Group One Act, Full Length All themes or genres are welcome. Playwrights must produce. 4/15/15 Long Island City, New York N/A
Prologue Theatre Company 10 mins Theme: Insider/Outsider 4/17/15 Chicago, IL N/A
Artists’ Play Exchange 10-20 mins One-acts. Any genre. Previously produced plays ok. 4/17/15 Cranston, Rhode Island N/A
Collaboraction Theatre Company max 7 mins Critical social issues. 4/19/15 Chicago, Illinois n/a
Rover Dramawerks Full Length Comedies or farces that have received one full production………………………… 4/20/15 Plano, Texas Prize: $500
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Theater Association Fee: $25
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Arts Center Fee: $7
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Theater Fee: $5
Theater No Fee, Prize: $25 – $100
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Cary Playwrightsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Forum 5-15 mins Theme: í¢â‚¬Ëœplays set in a barí¢â‚¬â„¢ 5/1/15 Cary, North Carolina n/a
Manhattan Repertory Theatre 7-20 mins Fully produced one act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform). 5/1/15 NYC Prize: $1,000
National Black Theatre Full Length 12-month residency. Black playwrights only. 5/1/15 NYC n/a
New England Theatre Conf Full Length New plays for young audiences. Open to all playwrights. 5/1/15 Hamden, Connecticut Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Nightwood Theatre Full Length Emerging women playwrights. Script at any stage in development. 5/1/15 Toronto, Canada Fee: $15
Pend Oreille Players max 30 mins Plays must be family friendly. 5/1/15 Newport, Washington Fee: $8
The Adobe Theater 10 mins Theme: LOVE 5/1/15 Albuquerque, New Mexico “Cash Prize”