Hello, Playwrights!  I know you didn’t become a playwright to get rich… But that doesn’t mean you can’t take home a big pay from writing a great play!  Check out the play submissions opportunities below, which includes over $5,000 worth of cash prizes…

Remember: Never stop writing, and never stop submitting your plays.

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So this month, instead of providing all the details to every opportunity, some of them are only available to full paying members…

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Name

Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Life-sized Meme Productions 45-55 mins Script that has never been performed in the Minneapolis – St. Paul metro area. Comedy, drama, tragedy, mystery or a combination. 4/24/18 Minneapolis, Minnesota

Prize: $50

Atlanta Fringe Audio

15-45 mins Audio shows produced or created within the past 2 years. No restrictions on content. 4/29/18 Atlanta, Georgia Fee: $25
Prize: $100
4th Street Theater max 10 pages The plays should not have been produced anywhere else. 5/1/18 Chesterton, Indiana

No Fee

Aloha Theatre

Any length New plays, unpublished or unproduced. Any subject. 5/1/18 Kainaliu, Hawaii

n/a

Residency

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$50 fee / participant

Prize

Fee: $25
Prize: $10,000

Theatre

n/a

Residency

n/a

Playwriting Award

Prize: $1,000

Residency

No Fees

Theater Company

n/a

Competition

Prize: $200

Z Space

Any length Unproduced “problematic” play — e.g. play that has been rejected because they break some kind of universal rule. 5/1/18 San Francisco, California n/a
Park For Your Problems 3-5 mins Looking for writers to submit monologues about a secret they’ve always wanted to tell. All genres accepted. 5/4/18 NYC

Fee: $5

Playwrights’ Round Table

max 10 mins Previously unproduced plays. No theme. All kinds of play, nothing with nudity. Open to plays by women and people of color. 5/4/18 Orlando, Florida

Fee: 99 cents, stipend of $25

Weathervane Playhouse

max 10 mins Must include a sock monkey — a prop that must be incorporated into the play. It must be seen on stage. No characters under the age of 16. Plays must be unproduced. 5/4/18 Akron, Ohio Fee: $10
Prize: $350
Writer’s Digest Full Length No restrictions on content, language, subject matter, etc. Int’l submissions ok, except Syria, Iran, North Korea or Sudan. 5/4/18 Blue Ash, Ohio

Fee: $30
Prize: $5,000

Nylon Fusion Theatre Co

10 mins Theme: Can You SEE Me? 5/6/18 NYC n/a
Rapid Lemon Productions 10 mins Playwrights must be from the DelMarVa area. Theme: Sacrifice 5/7/18 Baltimore, Maryland

n/a

City Lit Theater Company

max 20 mins Stage adaptations of non-dramatic material — short story, essay, memoir, poetry, excerpt from a novel, video game, etc. Must be a world premiere adaptation. Playwrights must provide the director and actors. 5/8/18 Chicago Prize: $500
Austin Film Festival Full Length (max 90 mins) Full-length plays, original or adapted. 5/15/18 Austin, Texas

Fee: $25
Prize: $1,000

Benchmark Theatre

Any length. New or previously produced works. Science fiction, fantasy, horror and all genres in between. Innovative plays with chimerical themes. 5/15/18 Denver, Colorado

No Fee

Playwriting Contest

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Fee: $20
Prize: $500

Residency

Fee: $25

Award

Prize: $45,000

Residency

App Fee: $40

Conference

No Fee

Award

Prize: £6,000

Productions

No Fee

Scriptwriting Competition

No Fee
Prize: $250

Secret Theatre

One Act
(10-20 mins)
Playwrights must produce. 5/28/18 Long Island City, New York Prize: $100
Village Playwrights 10 mins Playwrights must be from Metro New York area. Plays must be about the LGBTQ experience. Playwrights must produce the reading of their own play. 5/28/18 NYC

No Fee

Playhouse on the Square

Full Length Original, unproduced or unpublished plays or musicals. 5/30/18 Memphis, Tennessee Fee: $15
Prize: $750
5th Wall Productions Full Length Unpublished, unproduced stage plays. *Plays that have had three or more performances for a paying audience will be considered previously produced. 5/31/18 Charleston, South Carolina

No Fee

Baltimore Playwrights Festival

One Act,
Full Length
Playwrights must currently reside or work in Maryland or the DC or have previously maintained their primary domicile, or place of employment, within Maryland or DC.   5/31/18 Baltimore, Maryland

Fee: $10

Golden Thread Productions

10-30 mins Playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage writing about any topic or playwrights of all backgrounds writing about the Middle East. 5/31/18 San Francisco, California n/a
Little Fish Theatre max 15 mins Short plays. $50 flat fee royalty payment to playwrights per play produced. 5/31/18 Los Angeles, California

No Fee

Manhattan Repertory Theatre

10 mins 10-min plays, short plays, one-acts, full-length plays. Play production program for summer/fall slots. 5/31/18 NYC Fee: $795 – $6,000
Manhattan Repertory Theatre One-Act Play Competition One Act
(7-20 mins)
Fully produced plays (cast, directed and ready to be performed by July 2018) . 5/31/18 NYC

Fee: $150 once accepted
Prize: $1,000

Punk Monkey Productions

One Act
(10-20 pages)
Submissions are required to fall in the genre of Film Noir and tradition of the vintage crime novels of the 30s and 40s by Chandler, Hammett, & Cain (think private detectives, femme fatales, unscrupulous villains, etc.). 5/31/18 Los Angeles, California n/a
Seoul Players max 10 mins Scripts selected will have two or three performances in Seoul, Korea. 5/31/18 Seoul

Fee: $5
Prize: $100

Write Now

Full Length (preferred) Plays should be intended for young audiences aged 2-14. 5/31/18 Tempe, Arizona

n/a

2019 LITE

One Act
(5-15 mins)
Prefers plays that haven’t been produced in North Carolina recently nor have been published (unless the royalty fee is very minimal). PG-clean (no serious profanity) plays that are not depressing – no therapy sessions, pets dying, people dealing w/ dread diseases. Note: No website. Send scripts to Jack Berry at carokann@nc.rr.com 6/1/18 North Carolina

No Fee

Greendrafts

Any length Any form, style, or genre. Greendrafts is a website that provides both seasoned and brand-new writers with a platform to share their creative work. Year Round n/a

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
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

n/a

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