Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 44 play submission opportunities with December 2022 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members. Join now to get access!
|Name||Length||Nature of Opportunity||Deadline||Location||Add’l Info|
|Barter Theatre||5-7 mins||Monologues set in Appalachia. Playwright must be Black.||12/1/22||Abingdon, Virginia||n/a|
|Experimental Theatre Collective||10 pages (sample)||Opp to be a part of a collective of experimental theatre writers. Must be in the process of creating something that isn’t “conventional.”||12/1/22||NYC||n/a|
|Free State Review||1 min||Publication opp. One-minute plays.||12/1/22||n/a||Fee: $3.50|
|Independent International Award for Improper Dramaturgy||See right.||A play that no one will ever agree to stage. Formal requirements are absent. No linguistic & geographical limits.||12/1/22||Saint Petersburg||Prize: 20£|
|Jakespeare Theatre Company||max 10 mins||Plays can be of any genre or content, but are encouraged to contain diverse character representation. Theme: Plays inspired by songs||12/1/22||Marlborough, Massachusetts||n/a|
|Lake Shore Center for the Arts||One Act
|Int’l submissions ok. Comedy & drama including mystery, thriller, monologue, etc.||12/1/22||Westfield, New York||Fee: $10|
|Philadelphia Artists’ Collective||max 10 mins||Theme: The Evolution of Human Rights.||12/1/22||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|Playwrights’ Center||Full Length||2-year residency. Early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights.||12/1/22||Minneapolis, Minnesota||Salary of $25,000/year|
|Amas Musical Theatre||Full Length||Musicals. Must be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.||12/2/22||NYC||No Fee
|Greenbrier Valley Theatre||max 10 pages||Plays must be submitted by Appalachian playwrights and tell a story focusing on the region and its people.||12/5/22||Lewisburg, West Virginia||No Fee
|Chain Theatre||10-60 mins||All themes or genres are welcome.||12/7/22||NYC||No Fee|
|The Tusculum Review||max 10 mins||Any theme, style, content, structure, or dramaturgical notion.||12/12/22||Tusculum, Tennessee||Prize: $1,000|
|Clockhouse (Literary Journal)||max 15 pages||Short dramatic works in traditional and experimental styles, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full-length play. Monologues (3-page max) also accepted.||12/15/22||n/a||n/a|
|Concord Theatricals||max 15 mins||Short plays and musicals.||12/15/22||NYC||n/a|
|Eclectic Full Contact Theater Company||One Act (max 30 mins)||Theme: Yearning||12/15/22||Chicago||Prize: $250|
|Eden Theater Company||10 pages (sample)||Year-long development lab that will culminate in a staged development workshop. Open to NYC playwrights.||12/15/22||NYC||n/a|
|Middlebury Acting Company||Full Length||Plays that address the question: “What does the American Dream mean today?” Any genre and style.||12/15/22||Middlebury, Vermont||No Fee,
$150 travel stipend
|Qutub Minar Review||10 mins||Publication opp. Theme: ‘HEARTS & GUNS’ – world wars in general and wars in particular. NYC playwrights only.||12/15/22||n/a||No Fee|
|Short Play & Musical Festival||max 15 mins||Plays and musicals. Theme: “LUV.” Playwrights must produce.||12/15/22||NYC||Fee: $50|
|West Side Show Room||max 10 mins||Int’l submissions ok. Theme: Healing + Homage||12/15/22||Rockford, Illinois||Prize: $200|
|Free Play Society||See right.||Playwrights of color who write for young audiences. Looking for an early idea or a script in process. *You do NOT need to have a script ready to submit in order to apply.||12/16/22||n/a||n/a|
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|Obsidian Theatre Festival||30+ mins||New, short and full length plays by emerging Black playwrights.||12/16/22||Detroit, Michigan||stipend of $350|
|Obsidian Theatre Festival||30-60 mins||New, musical theatre pieces by emerging Black playwrights, composers, and librettists.||12/16/22||Detroit, Michigan||stipend of $350|
|RipRap Literary Journal||10 mins||Accepts plays.||12/16/22||Long Beach, California||n/a|
|Sundog Theatre||One Act
|Plays set on the Staten Island Ferry and set in contemporary time period. Theme: Comedy||12/16/22||Staten Island, New York||No Fee
|Literature Today||1 min||Theme: Love||12/20/22||n/a||n/a|
|National Alliance for Musical Theatre||Full Length||New musicals. Any subject matter, style & concept. Must be complete & ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.||12/20/22||NYC||n/a|
|Cinempress||30-120 mins||Emerging playwrights. One-act plays are allowed.||12/28/22||Los Angeles, California||Fee: $25
|Branch County Community Theatre||Full Length||Plays and musicals. Children’s plays ok.||12/31/22||Coldwater, Michigan||Prize: $200|
|Exposition Review||max 15 pages||One-act plays and scenes. Theme: Lines||12/31/22||California||Fee: $3.50|
|freeze frame fiction||max 1,000 words||Publication opp. Drama accepted. Any genre, no content restrictions.||12/31/22||n/a||n/a|
|Las Vegas Little Theatre||Full Length||Ideally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18-30.||12/31/22||Las Vegas, Nevada||Prize: $150|
|PlayZoomers||Any length||Scripts suitable for Zoom productions. Any genre.||12/31/22||online||Fee: $10, $15|
|The New American Theatre||One Act
(max 15 mins)
|Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.||12/31/22||Culver City, California||Fee: $10|
|Utah Shakespeare Festival||Full Length||Any theme.||12/31/22||Utah||n/a|
|Berkshire Theatre Group||Full Length||Plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations.||Year Round||Pittsfield, Massachusetts||n/a|
|Ojai Playwrights Conference||max 10 pages (sample)||Plays that have a focus on compelling social issues.||Year Round||Ojai, California||n/a|
|Parish Players||See right.||Accepts proposal for a fully staged production of a play or musical, and proposal for a pop-up or one night/weekend event – staged reading, evening of music etc.||Year Round||Thetford, Vermont||n/a|
|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|
|R5 Productions||One Act,
|Radio plays.||Year Round||Bucks County, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|Reading Theater Project||10 mins||Looking for 1 or 2-person 10-min plays to produce on their TV show. Language and subject matter must be television appropriate.||Year Round||Reading, Pennsylvania||n/a|
|The Potomac Playmakers||Any length||Comedy, drama, etc.||Year Round||Hagerstown, Maryland||n/a|
|The Spot Sun Valley||Full Length||Plays that confront audiences with new perspectives, inspire inclusivity and boldly explore the human experience.||Year Round||Ketchum, Idaho||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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