Hello, Playwrights!  Below is a list of play submission opportunities with March 2019 deadlines.

So read on, submit, and make this your month!

Remember: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. Don’t forget to check out the submissions pages and read each of the theater’s guidelines carefully.

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco 8-10 mins Playwrights in the SF Bay Area who are members of Playwrights Center SF. See website for membership details. Must have no more than 5 actors and no more than 4 characters of one gender. 2/24/19 San Francisco, California Prize: $150
East Valley Children’s Theatre 60-90 mins Plays and musicals. Must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. Original, unpublished, and not have been previously performed. 3/1/19 Mesa, Arizona No Fee
Prize: $500
Santa Paula Theater Center One Act
(10-15 mins)
Previously produced plays are permissible. 3/1/19 Santa Paula, California n/a
Scripps Ranch Theatre max 10 mins Finished works only (no treatments or drafts). 3/1/19 San Diego, California stipend + cash prizes
Shellscrape Theatre Company Full Length New play submissions and proposals. Plays that explore the extremities of human experience. 3/1/19 NYC n/a
The 4208 Group max 15 pages Playwrights must reside in the DMV. Plays can be on any subject. Playwright is responsible for securing director and cast. 3/1/19 Washington, D.C. Fee: $30 ($20 for students)
Prize: $200
Play Festival

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n/a
Theatre Company Fee: $10
Residency Program Fee: $40
Theatre Festival n/a
Writing Award Fee: £10
Prize: £500
Residency  Fee: $30
Playwriting Competition Fee: $14.99
Residency Fee: $37, $60
Town Hall Theatre 5-20 mins Theme: “Building Bridges.” The setting is an apartment building in a large city anywhere in the universe. Any genre. Previously produced and/or published plays ok. 3/8/19 Lafayette, California n/a
The Group Rep Theatre One Act
(max 10 mins)
Original world-premieres only. No adaptations or previously published pieces will be accepted. Any theme and genre, except musicals and monologues. 3/10/19 North Hollywood, California Fee: $5
Acadiana Repertory Theatre Full Length Submissions should be actor/story forward, should have limited to no production history, and should not be published. 3/15/19 Lafayette, Louisiana n/a
Birdhouse Theatre 10 mins Plays with a previous production preferred, but not necessary (staged readings included). 3/15/19 Milledgeville, Georgia Fee: $5
Prize: $100
Chagrin Valley Little Theatre max 10 mins Original plays. Must be un-produced in the State of Ohio. Comedies or dramas. 3/15/19 Chagrin Falls, Ohio n/a
Cold Comfort Theater max 30 mins Original, unpublished & unproduced plays. Preference is given to scripts that feature 6 or less actors and playwrights that are able to attend the festival. 3/15/19 Belfast, Maine $50 fee if selected
Cutting Ball Theater Full Length Seeking unproduced and unpublished experimental plays. Opportunity for a week-long developmental workshop that will culminate in public readings. 3/15/19 San Francisco, California Fee: $5
Live & In Color 5-10 pages for musicals, 10-20 pages for plays (sample) Looking for playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color interested in developing their new musical or play. The work must be able to be performed with a multiethnic cast. Must NOT have prior full productions. 3/15/19 Salem, Connecticut n/a
Pend Oreille Players One Act
(max 20 mins)
The play must not have been previously produced or published. Must be family friendly, no strong language. 3/15/19 Newport, Washington Fee: $8, $10
Ponder Review 10-15 pages Script excerpt or one act play, for use in any future anthologies, both digital and print. Must not have been previously published. 3/15/19 Publication Fee: $2
Theatre Southwest 20 mins Original work that has not been published or produced. All genres are accepted with no regard to language or subject matter. 3/15/19 Houston, Texas No Fee,
$100 stipend
Theatre Victoria Full Length Comedies. Must be unpublished and unproduced. Winning playwright will receive royalties of $75 per performance. 3/15/19 Victoria, Texas Fee: $20
Prize: $200
Ritz Theatre max 10 mins Plays can be on any subject or theme, but must be comedic and without nudity. No musicals or plays for children. No characters under the age of 16 and playwrights must be 18 years or older. Must be original and unpublished. Submissions info not available on their website. Mail entries to: 
10 Minute Comedy Play Festival
Ritz Theatre
915 Whitehorse Pike
Haddon Township, NJ, 08107
3/16/19 Haddon Township, New Jersey Fee: $10
Prize: $100
Red Bull Theater max 10 mins Short play that makes use of heightened language and/or is in conversation with a classical theme, style or story. Must be an original, unpublished, and never previously produced new work. Theme: EVIL 3/18/19 NYC  Fee: $15
Risk Theatre Modern Tragedy Competition 90-120 mins Int’l submissions ok. Play based on the risk theatre model of tragedy which speaks to contemporary audiences. Note: Please visit the website for more info. 3/29/19 Canada Fee: $45
Prize: $8000 + $1000 travel stipend
International Consciousness
Research Laboratories
One Act
(10-15 mins)
Scripts that can help raise awareness of the principle of syntropy as described in Di Corpo’s and Vaninni’s book, and its role in human experience. Any genre or style. 3/30/19 Greater Baltimore No Fee
Prize: $200
Pistarckle Theater Full Length New dramatic works of any genre or content by playwrights that live in or have lived in The US Virgin Islands and/or new works with themes, characters and issues that are related to or that highlight US Virgin Islands and/or Caribbean history, culture, values, obstacles, accomplishments, etc. 3/30/19 U.S. Virgin Islands n/a
Theatre Company

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Fee: £16
Theatre Fee: $10
Prize: $700
Drama Prize Fee: $10
Prize: $500
Theatre Prize: $250
Theatre Festival Fee: $25
New Play Festival Fee: $20
Prize: $100
Theatre n/a
Playhouse Fees: $15
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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