Select Page

Howdy, friends.í‚  Check out month’s installment of 47 play submissions w/ Augustí‚  deadlines.í‚  And due to popular demand, we’ve also included deadlines at the end of July, and the beginning of August.

The dog days of summer are here, and it’s the perfect time to get busy achieving your goals, in both playwriting and beyond.í‚  Now, you may have noticed something a little different, so pleaseí‚  listen up for a quick sec:


As you know, we make these monthly blog posts available for free to everyone.

But researching and compiling this list is a ginormous undertaking, as anyone who’s ever tried to do it for themselves has found out. The hard way.

To make maintaining this free blog worth our while, we also offer a paid membership subscription to Play Submissions Helper… which gets you EVERY SINGLE opportunity we have found — hundreds and hundreds of playwright submission opps that take year round submissions, plus MORE opps with deadlines throughout all of 2015, and into 2016.

And, of course, we update year-round.í‚  Right now, we have 458 opportunities currently accepting submissions.

So now the thing you may have noticed:í‚  There’s a hole or two in the chart below.í‚  To get access to the missing info (and our insane number of additional opps), we ask that you please support us by by clicking here to become a paid member

And to sweeten the pot, use coupon code SUMMER for $5 off the initial payment.í‚  We are confident that once you join, you’ll wonder how you ever lived before…

Click here now to learn more.


Already a paid member?í‚  Click here to login.


Name Length Play Genre(s) Accepted Deadline Location Additional Info
Bread & Roses Theatre 5-20 mins Int’l submissions ok. Previously produced plays ok. 7/31/15 London Prize: í‚£20 + share from ticket sales
Can Serrat Residency 5 pgs (sample) 2-month residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. Int’l submissions ok. 7/31/15 Barcelona, Spain n/a
CoEAST 5-10 mins All play genres acceptable. Theme: “Modern Lives.” Playwrights must produce. 7/31/15 NYC $10 fee, if accepted
Fury Theatre 2+ hrs Subject: Revolution! 7/31/15 Chicago, Illinois n/a
Gemco Players Community Theatre max 10 mins No restrictions on theme or genre. Int’l submissions ok. 7/31/15 Australia Fee: $5
Theater Co

[features_box_red width=”75%” + border =”7px”]If you like these blog posts, you’ll LOVE members-only access to our 400+ play submissions opps…

As one of our member-playwrights says: í¢â‚¬Å“Play Submissions Helper is THE go-to resource tool for playwrights everywhere.í¢â‚¬

Remember: Use coupon code SUMMER for $5 off your initial payment

Click here now to learn more.


Already a paid member?í‚  login here.
Theater Co Prize: $2,500
Prize Prize: $300
Group Prize: $100
Theater Fee: í‚£6
Prize: í‚£100
Theater n/a
Festival Fee: $10
Prize: $600
Future Tenant 8-12 pgs Comedies or Dramatic/Comedies. US playwrights only. 8/1/15 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania No Fee
Phoenix Theatre Full Length Drama & comedy. Also accepts 10 to 45-min short plays. Musicals ok. 8/1/15 Phoenix, Arizona Fee: $10
Proscenium Theatre Journal Any length Any style. Original plays, original adaptations & musicals. 8/1/15 n/a n/a
The Overtime Theater Any length Any genre. Int’l submissions ok. 8/1/15 San Antonio, Texas n/a
WildClaw Theatre 10 mins Radio plays, horror. 8/1/15 Chicago, Illinois No Fee
Promethean Players One Act
(20 mins)
Plays inspired by the music of John Coltrane. For advanced high school performers. 8/5/15 Durham, North Carolina $100 Prize
Manhattan Repertory Theatre 7-20 mins Fully produced one act plays (cast, directed & ready to perform). 8/7/15 NYC Prize: $1000
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co 10 mins Theme: Social, cultural and/or political happenings in the 70’s – 90’s.í‚ í‚  See play submission advice. 8/9/15 NYC n/a
LowellArts! Players 10 mins Drama or comedy. Theme: Things That Go Bump In the Night 8/10/15 Lowell, Michigan Fee: $20
Prize: $500
The Growing Stage Full Length Unpublished and unproduced non-musical TYA scripts. 8/10/15 Netcong, New Jersey n/a
Native Voices at the Autry 5-16 pgs Theme: What is family? Both comedies and dramas are welcome. 8/14/15 Los Angeles, California Prize: $1,000
Bad Theater Fest max 40 mins Drama, comedy, musical. Completed & works-in-progress considered. 8/15/15 NYC n/a
Black Theatre Troupe 10 mins, One Act, Full Length Works that illuminate issues that concern or impact women of color. Open to all female playwrights of color. 8/15/15 Phoenix, Arizona n/a
London Horror Festival 10-15 mins Theme: í¢â‚¬ËœItí¢â‚¬â„¢s not what it seems í¢â‚¬¦í¢â‚¬â„¢ 8/15/15 London n/a

Hereí¢â‚¬â„¢s what other playwrights just like you are saying about the full, memberí¢â‚¬â„¢s-only access:


í¢â‚¬Å“Many playwriting groups recommended youí¢â‚¬¦ Thanks for the good work.í¢â‚¬


í¢â‚¬Å“The best source Ií¢â‚¬â„¢ve found for contests & information about new play opportunities.í¢â‚¬


í¢â‚¬Å“I will have had 4 of my short plays included in various festivals.í¢â‚¬


í¢â‚¬Å“My membership has been a tremendous help.í¢â‚¬


“Play Submissions Helper is THE go-to resource tool for playwrights everywhere… and has been for years.”

University Prize No Fee
Prize: $10,000
Theater n/a
Theater Fee: $5
Prize: $1,000
Theater No Fee
Production Company Fee: í¢”š¬5
Internat’l Theater Institute Prize: 5,000 USD
KNOW Theatre 15-20 mins The play must be inspired by one of the artworks posted on the website. 8/31/15 Binghamton, New York n/a
Marin Theatre Company Full Length Any genre. US playwrights only. 8/31/15 Mill Valley, California No Fee
Queens University of Charlotte max 8000 words For literary magazine. Excerpts or full pieces written for stage. Unpublished works only. 8/31/15 Charlotte, North Carolina Prize: $100
Boulder Ensemble Theatre Co Full Length 1-week residency for parent playwrights. Int’l submissions ok. Scripts must be in English. 9/1/15 Boulder, Colorado Prize: $250 + $250 childcare stipend
Darkhorse Dramatists One Act
(10-25 pgs)
Theme: Halloween. Any genre except musicals & murder mysteries. Previously produced plays ok. 9/1/15 Binghamton, New York n/a
Nelson Center for the Arts max 30 pgs 2-8 week residency. One-act plays or excerpts from a longer work. 9/1/15 Nebraska City, Nebraska Fee: $35. $100/wk stipend + lodging.
N. Michigan University Full Length Comedy that features college-age characters as the majority of the cast. Musicals ok. Open to any playwright. 9/1/15 Marquette, Michigan Prize: $2,000
Open Theatre Project 20-60 mins Plays must feature 1 performer. Int’l submissions ok. 9/1/15 Boston, Massachusetts No Fee
PLAYA Full Length 2 to 8-week residency. $100 deposit if accepted; refundable after the completion of a residency. 9/1/15 Lake County, Oregon Fee: $35
Santa Fe Performing Arts Full Length Unproduced new American plays. 9/1/15 Santa Fe, New Mexico n/a
Theatre Now New York max 10 mins Musicals only. 9/1/15 NYC Fee: $10

Hiya, this is your mother speaking;í‚  With their money-back guarantee, I think this is a good idea kiddo í¢â‚¬” sign up now!


P.S.í‚  Call home more 😉

Festival Fee: í‚£10
Theater Group Fee: $5


Please Note: Your $5 Discount Is Expiring

So click here toí‚ secure your membership now!

Remember, as a member youí¢â‚¬â„¢ll get all sorts of extra benefits, including:

  • The full, up-to-date listing of 400+ theaters that are looking for new plays
  • Regular emails of new play submission opportunities with year-round and hard deadlines
  • Access to over $35,000 in prize & content money
  • A significant discount on professional play critiques
  • Access to a bonus list of theatrical literary agents accepting new clients