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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Barter Theatre5-7minsMonologues set in Appalachia. Playwright must be Black.12/1/22Abingdon, Virginian/a
Experimental Theatre Collective10 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.”12/1/22NYCn/a
Free State Review1 minPublication opp. One-minute plays.12/1/22n/aFee: $3.50
Independent International Award for Improper DramaturgySee right.A play that no one will ever agree to stage. Formal requirements are absent. No linguistic & geographical limits.12/1/22Saint PetersburgPrize: 20£
Jakespeare Theatre Companymax 10 minsPlays can be of any genre or content, but are encouraged to contain diverse character representation. Theme: Plays inspired by songs12/1/22Marlborough, Massachusettsn/a
Lake Shore Center for the ArtsOne Act
(8-12 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. Comedy & drama including mystery, thriller, monologue, etc.12/1/22Westfield, New YorkFee: $10
Philadelphia Artists’ Collectivemax 10 minsTheme: The Evolution of Human Rights.12/1/22Philadelphia, Pennsylvanian/a
Playwrights’ CenterFull Length2-year residency. Early career Black playwrights, playwrights of color, and/or Indigenous playwrights.12/1/22Minneapolis, MinnesotaSalary of $25,000/year
Amas Musical TheatreFull LengthMusicals. Must be complete and ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.12/2/22NYCNo Fee
Prize: $2,000
Greenbrier Valley Theatremax 10 pagesPlays must be submitted by Appalachian playwrights and tell a story focusing on the region and its people.12/5/22Lewisburg, West VirginiaNo Fee
Prize: $100
Chain Theatre10-60 minsAll themes or genres are welcome.12/7/22NYCNo Fee
The Tusculum Reviewmax 10 minsAny theme, style, content, structure, or dramaturgical notion.12/12/22Tusculum, TennesseePrize: $1,000
Clockhouse (Literary Journal)max 15 pagesShort 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.12/15/22n/an/a
Concord Theatricalsmax 15 minsShort plays and musicals.12/15/22NYCn/a
Eclectic Full Contact Theater CompanyOne Act (max 30 mins)Theme: Yearning12/15/22ChicagoPrize: $250
Eden Theater Company10 pages (sample)Year-long development lab that will culminate in a staged development workshop. Open to NYC playwrights.12/15/22NYCn/a
Middlebury Acting CompanyFull LengthPlays that address the question: “What does the American Dream mean today?” Any genre and style.12/15/22Middlebury, VermontNo Fee,
$150 travel stipend
Qutub Minar Review10 minsPublication opp. Theme: ‘HEARTS & GUNS’ – world wars in general and wars in particular. NYC playwrights only.12/15/22n/aNo Fee
Short Play & Musical Festivalmax 15 minsPlays and musicals. Theme: “LUV.” Playwrights must produce.12/15/22NYCFee: $50
West Side Show Roommax 10 minsInt’l submissions ok. Theme: Healing + Homage12/15/22Rockford, IllinoisPrize: $200
Free Play SocietySee 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.12/16/22n/an/a
Obsidian Theatre Festival30+ minsNew, short and full length plays by emerging Black playwrights.12/16/22Detroit, Michiganstipend of $350
Obsidian Theatre Festival30-60 minsNew, musical theatre pieces by emerging Black playwrights, composers, and librettists.12/16/22Detroit, Michiganstipend of $350
RipRap Literary Journal10 minsAccepts plays.12/16/22Long Beach, Californian/a
Sundog TheatreOne Act
(10-25 mins)
Plays set on the Staten Island Ferry and set in contemporary time period. Theme: Comedy12/16/22Staten Island, New YorkNo Fee
Prize: $200
Literature Today1 minTheme: Love12/20/22n/an/a
National Alliance for Musical TheatreFull LengthNew musicals. Any subject matter, style & concept. Must be complete & ready for readings, workshops and/or productions.12/20/22NYCn/a
Cinempress30-120 minsEmerging playwrights. One-act plays are allowed.12/28/22Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $25
Prize: $100
Branch County Community TheatreFull LengthPlays and musicals. Children’s plays ok.12/31/22Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
Exposition Reviewmax 15 pagesOne-act plays and scenes. Theme: Lines12/31/22CaliforniaFee: $3.50
freeze frame fictionmax 1,000 wordsPublication opp. Drama accepted. Any genre, no content restrictions.12/31/22n/an/a
Las Vegas Little TheatreFull LengthIdeally looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18-30.12/31/22Las Vegas, NevadaPrize: $150
PlayZoomersAny lengthScripts suitable for Zoom productions. Any genre.12/31/22onlineFee: $10, $15
The New American TheatreOne Act
(max 15 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA.12/31/22Culver City, CaliforniaFee: $10
Utah Shakespeare FestivalFull LengthAny theme.12/31/22Utahn/a
Berkshire Theatre GroupFull LengthPlays, musicals, translations, and adaptations.Year RoundPittsfield, Massachusettsn/a
Ojai Playwrights Conferencemax 10 pages (sample)Plays that have a focus on compelling social issues.Year RoundOjai, Californian/a
Parish PlayersSee 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 RoundThetford, Vermontn/a
Playwrights Offering Free FeedbackFull LengthFull-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 Roundn/an/a
R5 ProductionsOne Act,
Full Length
Radio plays.Year RoundBucks County, Pennsylvanian/a
Reading Theater Project10 minsLooking for 1 or 2-person 10-min plays to produce on their TV show. Language and subject matter must be television appropriate.Year RoundReading, Pennsylvanian/a
The Potomac PlaymakersAny lengthComedy, drama, etc.Year RoundHagerstown, Marylandn/a
The Spot Sun ValleyFull LengthPlays that confront audiences with new perspectives, inspire inclusivity and boldly explore the human experience.Year RoundKetchum, Idahon/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend 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 Roundn/an/a

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