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|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Additional Info|
|Emerald Theatre Co||5-10 mins||Theme: Out of the Closet. Comedy or drama.||6/30/16||Memphis, Tennessee||Fee: $10
|Int’l Theater Arts Institute||Full Length||Original works in English or Spanish.||6/30/16||NYC||n/a|
|Jewish Ensemble Theatre||Full Length||Plays that reflect issues of social conscience & human rights. Drama or comedy.||6/30/16||West Bloomfield, Michigan||Fee: $15
|Long Beach Playhouse||Full Length||Un-produced, non-musical plays only.||6/30/16||Long Beach, California||Fee: $10, $100 honorarium|
|New Works Of Merit||See right.||Full-lengths, one-acts, shorts, children’s plays, previously produced plays.||6/30/16||NYC||Fee: $25
|North Park Pí¢â‚¬â„¢wright Fest||max 12 pgs||1 or 2 previous prods ok. Any subject matter except nudity or off color humor. Hard copy submissions only.||6/30/16||San Diego, California||No Fee|
|Santa Fe Playhouse||Full Length||Unproduced & unpublished plays.||6/30/16||Santa Fe, New Mexico||Fee: $15|
|That Uppity Theatre Co||8-12 mins||Theme: LGBTQ. Comedy is a plus.||6/30/16||St. Louis,í‚ Missouri||n/a|
|The Hidden River Arts||Full Length||Unpublished & unproduced plays. Musicals ok.||6/30/16||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||Fee: $17
|Adirondack Shakespeare Co||Full Length, One Act||All genres & styles welcome. Subject: Mental Illness||7/1/16||Schroon, New York||Fee: $40/20
|Alleyway Theatre||Full Length, One Act||Any style. Musicals ok.||7/1/16||Buffalo, New York||Fee: $25
Prize: $400, $100
|Castillo Theatre||Any length||Plays about political, social, cultural questions and/or historical events & issues. Hard copy submissions only.||7/1/16||NYC||n/a|
|Emerging Artists Theatre||See right.||One-man/woman shows or short plays (5-60 mins), musicals (15í¢â‚¬“210 mins).||7/1/16||NYC||n/a|
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|Manhattan Rep Theatre||21-40 mins||Fully-produced one act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform).||7/1/16||NYC||Fee: $30 once accepted|
|Northern Arizona Playwriting Showcase||8-10 mins||Entries may not have been performed for a paying audience.||7/1/16||Flagstaff, Arizona||Fee: $12|
|Panndora Prods||60+ mins||New works, full length or long one acts, not previously produced.||7/1/16||Long Beach, California||Fee: $10|
|Santa Cruz Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Theatre||max 10 mins||The only criteria for entering is that each play must be 10 mins or less. Hard copy submissions only.||7/1/16||Santa Cruz, California||Fee: $10|
|Manhattan Rep Theatre||11-20 mins||Fully-produced one-act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform).||7/5/16||NYC||Fee: $155 once accepted
|Wordsmyth Theater||One Act or Two Acts||Must not have been produced & not have had a public reading in the Houston area.||7/5/16||Houston, Texas||n/a|
|Fad Theater Group||12-20 pgs||For podcast. The play has to pertain to the title “Group Therapy.”||7/6/16||n/a||n/a|
|Bare Fiction Magazine||15 mins||Original unpublished works only.||7/10/16||Shrewsbury||n/a|
|Lama Theater Co||max 8 pgs||Female writers from the US & England only. Scripts must be related to the question: WHAT IS YOUR WEAPON?||7/10/16||NYC & London||n/a|
|Theatre LILA||5-30 mins||The entire scene will be set around a large four poster bed. Previously produced works ok.||7/10/16||Madison, Wisconsin||“small stipend”|
|Fad Theater Group||12-20 pgs||For podcast. The play has to pertain to the title “The Octogenarians.”||7/13/16||n/a||n/a|
|Moondance Int’l Film Fest||1, 2 or 3-act||Stage plays, musicals for kids, radio plays. Fee is only $75 if sent by June 30.||7/15/16||Boulder, Colorado||Fee: $100|
|New Musicals Inc.||Full Length||Musicals only. Fee is for the script overview/analysis.||7/15/16||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $195, $400|
|Omi Int’l Arts Center||n/a||For translators. 12-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.||7/15/16||Ghent, New York||Fully Funded|
|Hedgebrook||7-10 pgs (sample)||2-6 week residency. No residency fee. Processing fee of $30 only.||7/26/16||Whidbey Island, Washington||Fee: $30|
|Nylon Fusion Theatre Co||10 mins||Theme: Connecting/ Disconnecting – digital world & technology||7/28/16||NYC||n/a|
|Cone Man Running Prods||5 mins||Plays or monologues. Previous prods ok if not staged within Texas.||7/31/16||Houston, Texas||No Fee|
|Lucky Penny Prods||max 10 mins||Must include at least 1 role for a male or female actor age 6-16. Any subject. Musicals ok. Hard copy submissions only.||7/31/16||Napa, California||$100 honorarium|
|Play for Voices||Any length||Seeks radio play scripts in English translations.||7/31/16||n/a||n/a|
|Sterts Theatre||25-35 mins||Int’l submissions ok. No restriction on theme.||7/31/16||Cornwall, UK||Fee: í‚£7
|The Overtime Theater||Any length||Any genre.||7/31/16||San Antonio, Texas||n/a|
|WildClaw Theatre||max 10 mins||Radio plays, horror.||7/31/16||Chicago, Illinois||Prize: $100|
|Bridge Initiative||Full Length||New plays & musicals written by women. Must not have been fully produced.||8/1/16||Arizona||n/a|
|Can Serrat Residency||n/a||2-month residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. Full grant avail.||8/1/16||Barcelona, Spain||n/a|
|MADLAB||Full Length||Female playwrights only. Plays that are a bit off the beaten path–different, edgy, strange, unique, etc.||8/1/16||Columbus, Ohio||$200 royalty + 10% of box office|
|Phoenix Theatre||See right.||Full-length plays, full-length musicals & short plays.||8/1/16||Phoenix, Arizona||Fee: $10 (no fee for short plays)|
|YouthPLAYS||10 mins||Parodies of novels or other non-dramatic material. Plays should be aimed at high school performers.||8/1/16||Los Angeles, California||n/a|
|T. Schreiber Theatre||max 10 mins||Theme: CHALLENGES. Drama or comedy.||8/2/16||NYC||No Fee|
|360 Xochi Quetzal||10 pgs (sample)||Free 1-month residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.||8/7/16||Mexico||Fee: $39|
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