If there’s one piece of advice I could give to every playwright in the world, it would be this: Never stop writing, and never stop submitting your plays.

The only way you’re going to make it, and to be successful, is if you keep doing those 2 things.

Now, it may come as no surprise that most playwrights are better at task #1 (writing) than they are at task #2 (submitting). Playwrights write– that’s what they do.

But make sure not to neglect submitting! You can start now by submitting to some of these play submissions opportunities w/ March 2018 deadlines.

Name

Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Broom Street Theater max 10 mins Plays should somehow revolve around the theme of the American Presidency. Previously published / produced works ok. 3/1/18 Madison, Wisconsin

No Fee

East Valley Children’s Theatre

60-90 mins Plays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. Original, unpublished, unperformed. Musicals ok. 3/1/18 Mesa, Arizona No Fee
Prize: $500
Luna Stage See right. New Jersey playwrights of all career levels. Short plays 5-10 mins, or monologues of up to 5 mins. 3/1/18 West Orange, New Jersey

No Fee,
No financial award

Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater

10 mins Original works. Previous prods ok. Playwrights must produce and have to pay $100 for production of their play if selected. 3/1/18 NYC Fee: $20
“cash prizes”
Mass Rhetoric One Act
(max 90 mins)
Unpublished, previously unproduced plays/musicals. Theme: #RESIST 3/1/18 NYC

No Fee

Portland Stage

Full Length New England playwrights. Original works. Hard copy submissions only. 3/1/18 Portland, Maine Prize: $3,000
Renaissance Theaterworks max 10 pages Women playwrights residing in the Midwest. Plays must be original and unproduced. Theme/Prompt: “Perseverance is Stubbornness with a Purpose.” 3/1/18 Milwaukee, Wisconsin

n/a

The Actors Studio of Newburyport

5-15 mins No theme and no restrictions on content. 3/1/18 Newburyport, Massachusetts $5 optional donation
The Bridge Award Full Length US residents who currently serve or have previously served in the US military. Unproduced or unpublished plays. 3/1/18 Brooklyn, New York

Prize: $10,000

The Edward F. Albee Foundation

One Act,
Full Length
4 or 6 weeks residency. 3/1/18 Long Island, New York n/a
Theatre Oxford max 10 pages Original plays, unproduced. 3/1/18 Oxford, Mississippi

Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000

Women’s Project Theater

Full Length Two-year lab with bimonthly meetings. Applicant must be a female-identified or trans artist living within 90 minutes of Women’s Project Theater via car or rail. 3/1/18 NYC “stipend”
Barter Theatre Full Length Plays written by an Appalachian playwright OR plays set in the Appalachian region. Must be unpublished and unproduced. 3/3/18 Abingdon, Virginia

Prize: $250

Waltzing Mechanics

15-30 mins Documentary play. Must be original. 3/3/18 Chicago, Illinois

n/a

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Writing Fellowship

$3,000 Award

Forum

Prize: $100

Festival

Prize: $150

Fringe

Prize: £500

Competition

Fee: $14.99

Prize

$15,000 grant

Contest

Prize: $100

Festival

Prize: $50

2nd Act Players

6-20 pages Emerging playwrights in the Chicago area, preferably in the northern suburbs. The plays must deal with 2nd Acts in characters’ lives, particularly 2nd Acts that see them confronting and rising above harassment, discrimination, marginalization and abuse. 3/15/18 Evanston, Illinois

n/a

Gulfport Community Players

5-15 mins Florida playwrights. Family-friendly plays. Never produced in the Tampa Bay Area. 3/15/18 Gulfport, Florida No Fee
INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre 10 mins US playwrights, 18+. The play must be original and unproduced. Theme: Social Justice as Environmental Justice 3/15/18 Champaign, Illinois

Prize: $700

INNER VOICES Social Issues Theatre

40 mins US playwrights, 18+. The play must be original and unproduced. Theme: Social Justice as Environmental Justice 3/15/18 Champaign, Illinois

Prize: $1,500

Contest

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Fee: $150

Festival

Fee: $8, $10

Publication

Fee: $2

Fellowship

$7,500 grant

Contest

Fee: $15

Festival

No Fee
Prize: $100

Competition

Prize: $200

Festival

n/a

Festival

n/a

Theatre Lawrence

10-30 mins Short plays from playwrights in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa. 3/28/18 Lawrence, Kansas No Fee
Prize: $50
The Lark Full Length Development opp w/ public staged reading. Int’l submissions ok. Housing and travel will be provided for all out of town writers. 3/30/18 NYC

n/a

Theatre Conspiracy

Full Length Plays having up to three previous productions are welcome. 3/30/18 Fort Myers, Florida Fee: $10
Prize: $700
Elite Theatre Company One Act
(max 30 mins)
US or Canadian playwrights only. The play must be original and unpublished. Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller or a monologue. 3/31/18 Oxnard, California

n/a

New World Theatre

10-min play or 10-page scene/excerpt Two-month play development program that will conclude with a masterclass led by Stuart Spencer + two evenings of script-in-hand performances. 3/31/18 Concord, New Hampshire Participation Fee: $125
Pittsburgh New Works Festival One Act
(15-45 mins)
Plays that have never before been produced. 3/31/18 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Fee: $15
Prize: $500

Tarpon Arts

One Act
(5-15 mins)
Novice, emerging or accomplished playwrights. Original plays only, not previously staged within 75 miles of the Tampa Bay area. Prefers comedies. 4/8/18 Tarpon Springs, Florida Fee: $5,
“cash prizes”
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 another playwright’s work and give feedback. Year Round n/a

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