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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Emerald Theatre Co5-10 minsTheme: Out of the Closet. Comedy or drama.6/30/16Memphis, TennesseeFee: $10
Prize: $200
Int’l Theater Arts InstituteFull LengthOriginal works in English or Spanish.6/30/16NYCn/a
Jewish Ensemble TheatreFull LengthPlays that reflect issues of social conscience & human rights. Drama or comedy.6/30/16West Bloomfield, MichiganFee: $15
Prize: $500
Long Beach PlayhouseFull LengthUn-produced, non-musical plays only.6/30/16Long Beach, CaliforniaFee: $10, $100 honorarium
New Works Of MeritSee right.Full-lengths, one-acts, shorts, children’s plays, previously produced plays.6/30/16NYCFee: $25
Prize: $300
North Park Pí¢â‚¬â„¢wright Festmax 12 pgs1 or 2 previous prods ok. Any subject matter except nudity or off color humor. Hard copy submissions only.6/30/16San Diego, CaliforniaNo Fee
Santa Fe PlayhouseFull LengthUnproduced & unpublished plays.6/30/16Santa Fe, New MexicoFee: $15
That Uppity Theatre Co8-12 minsTheme: LGBTQ. Comedy is a plus.6/30/16St. Louis,í‚  Missourin/a
The Hidden River ArtsFull LengthUnpublished & unproduced plays. Musicals ok.6/30/16Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaFee: $17
Prize: $1,000
Adirondack Shakespeare Co Full Length, One ActAll genres & styles welcome. Subject: Mental Illness7/1/16Schroon, New YorkFee: $40/20
Prize: $1000/500
Alleyway TheatreFull Length, One ActAny style. Musicals ok.7/1/16Buffalo, New YorkFee: $25
Prize: $400, $100
Castillo TheatreAny lengthPlays about political, social, cultural questions and/or historical events & issues. Hard copy submissions only.7/1/16NYCn/a
Emerging Artists TheatreSee right.One-man/woman shows or short plays (5-60 mins), musicals (15í¢â‚¬“210 mins).7/1/16NYCn/a

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Manhattan Rep Theatre21-40 minsFully-produced one act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform).7/1/16NYCFee: $30 once accepted
Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase8-10 minsEntries may not have been performed for a paying audience.7/1/16Flagstaff, ArizonaFee: $12
Panndora Prods60+ minsNew works, full length or long one acts, not previously produced.7/1/16Long Beach, CaliforniaFee: $10
Santa Cruz Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Theatremax 10 minsThe only criteria for entering is that each play must be 10 mins or less. Hard copy submissions only.7/1/16Santa Cruz, CaliforniaFee: $10
Manhattan Rep Theatre11-20 minsFully-produced one-act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform).7/5/16NYCFee: $155 once accepted
Prize: $1000
Wordsmyth TheaterOne Act or Two ActsMust not have been produced & not have had a public reading in the Houston area.7/5/16Houston, Texasn/a
Fad Theater Group12-20 pgsFor podcast. The play has to pertain to the title “Group Therapy.”7/6/16n/an/a
Bare Fiction Magazine15 minsOriginal unpublished works only.7/10/16Shrewsburyn/a
Lama Theater Comax 8 pgsFemale writers from the US & England only. Scripts must be related to the question: WHAT IS YOUR WEAPON?7/10/16NYC & Londonn/a
Theatre LILA5-30 minsThe entire scene will be set around a large four poster bed. Previously produced works ok.7/10/16Madison, Wisconsin“small stipend”
Fad Theater Group12-20 pgsFor podcast. The play has to pertain to the title “The Octogenarians.”7/13/16n/an/a
Moondance Int’l Film Fest1, 2 or 3-actStage plays, musicals for kids, radio plays. Fee is only $75 if sent by June 30.7/15/16Boulder, ColoradoFee: $100
New Musicals Inc.Full LengthMusicals only. Fee is for the script overview/analysis.7/15/16Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $195, $400
Omi Int’l Arts Centern/aFor translators. 12-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.7/15/16Ghent, New YorkFully Funded
Hedgebrook7-10 pgs (sample)2-6 week residency. No residency fee. Processing fee of $30 only.7/26/16Whidbey Island, WashingtonFee: $30
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co10 minsTheme: Connecting/ Disconnecting – digital world & technology7/28/16NYCn/a
Cone Man Running Prods5 minsPlays or monologues. Previous prods ok if not staged within Texas.7/31/16Houston, TexasNo Fee
Lucky Penny Prodsmax 10 minsMust include at least 1 role for a male or female actor age 6-16. Any subject. Musicals ok. Hard copy submissions only.7/31/16Napa, California$100 honorarium
Play for VoicesAny lengthSeeks radio play scripts in English translations.7/31/16n/an/a
Sterts Theatre25-35 minsInt’l submissions ok. No restriction on theme.7/31/16Cornwall, UKFee: í‚£7
Prize: í‚£100
The Overtime TheaterAny lengthAny genre.7/31/16San Antonio, Texasn/a
WildClaw Theatremax 10 minsRadio plays, horror.7/31/16Chicago, IllinoisPrize: $100
Bridge InitiativeFull LengthNew plays & musicals written by women. Must not have been fully produced.8/1/16Arizonan/a
Can Serrat Residencyn/a2-month residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. Full grant avail.8/1/16Barcelona, Spainn/a
MADLABFull LengthFemale playwrights only. Plays that are a bit off the beaten path–different, edgy, strange, unique, etc.8/1/16Columbus, Ohio$200 royalty + 10% of box office
Phoenix TheatreSee right.Full-length plays, full-length musicals & short plays.8/1/16Phoenix, ArizonaFee: $10 (no fee for short plays)
YouthPLAYS10 minsParodies of novels or other non-dramatic material. Plays should be aimed at high school performers.8/1/16Los Angeles, Californian/a
T. Schreiber Theatremax 10 minsTheme: CHALLENGES. Drama or comedy.8/2/16NYCNo Fee
360 Xochi Quetzal10 pgs (sample)Free 1-month residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.8/7/16MexicoFee: $39

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