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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Claremorris Fringe Festival15 minsNew, original works, unpublished & unperformed. Int’l submissions ok.11/30/15IrelandFee: í¢”š¬5
Prize: í¢”š¬500
New TheatreFull LengthNew and previously produced plays ok.11/30/15Miami, Floridan/a
Princeton Universityn/aJob opp – Lecturer (Playwriting, Directing, Dramaturgy, etc.)11/30/15Princeton, New JerseyUSA
Saving Endangered Species10 minsTheme: Endangered Species. Comedy, drama, or TYA performed by adult actors.11/30/15CaliforniaNo Fee
Prize: $100
The Group RepOne Act
(5-10 mins)
Any themes and genres except musicals and monologues.11/30/15Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $5
Cape Cod Theatre ProjectFull LengthPlay proposals, still in development. 1-week residency.12/1/15Falmouth, MAn/a
Clockhousemax 15 pgsDramatic works, either a standalone piece or an excerpt from a one-act or full length play.12/1/15Magazinen/a

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Mesa RefugeFull LengthResidency. Apps from playwrights accepted.12/1/15Point Reyes Station, Californian/a
Pokfulam Rd Productionsn/sPlays and extracts. Theme: HIDDEN VICE. Accepts works in progress, completed scripts, musicals, revues.12/1/15Londonn/a
Punk Monkey Productions10-20 pgsClassic noir themes of murder, mystery, deceit, and double-crossing. Strong female characters encouraged.12/1/15Los Angeles, Californian/a
Renaissance TheaterFull LengthWomen playwrights currently living in the Midwest.12/1/15M’waukee, Wisconsinn/a
Shakespeare in the ‘Burg25 mins – 1 hrAny style and genre, for an audience of all ages. Previous productions ok.12/1/15M’burg, Virginian/a
The Rockefeller Foundationmax 20 pgs (work sample)2-4 weeks residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.12/1/15NYCn/a
Theatre InspiraTO10 minsOpen to anyone. Theme: Shift. Any style except musicals. Previously produced plays ok.12/1/15CanadaNo Fee
Prize: $500
Greenbrier Valley TheatreOne Act
(5-10 mins)
Any subject matter.12/2/15Lewisburg, West Virginian/a
Paw Paw Village Playersmax 15 minsMust be family-friendly. Any subject matter.12/4/15Paw Paw, MichiganFee: $10
Prize: $150
Red Eye TheaterAny lengthPlay development.12/4/15Min’polis, Minnesotastipend of $550
Darkhorse DramatistsOne Act
(10-25 pgs)
Theme: Valentineí¢â‚¬â„¢s Day / Love or relationship. Any genre. Regional playwrights preferred.12/6/15B’mton, New Yorkn/a
Camargo Foundationmax 30 pgs (work sample)6, 8, and 11-week residential fellowships. Int’l submissions ok.12/8/15Cassis, FranceStipend $800 per month
A Work In Progress Theatre CoFull LengthOne-act plays are acceptable as long as there is enough to make a full eveningí¢â‚¬â„¢s entertainment.12/14/15Baltimore, MarylandFee: $5
Helen Jean Play ContestAny lengthAny subject. Plays previously produced or entered in other contests ok. $5 fee for an optional detailed evaluation.12/15/15NYCNo Fee
Prize: $50
Jewish Womení¢â‚¬â„¢s TheatreOne Act
(max 10 mins)
Theme: CHUTZPAH & SALSA. Previously produced or published works ok. Adaptations & musicals ok.12/15/15Santa Monica, Californian/a
Venus/Adonis Theater Festival30-90 minsEntire cast and crew must be from NYC. All genres welcome including musicals.12/15/15NYCPrize: $2,500
Florida Studio Theatremax 10 minsAny genre or style including musicals, TYA, multi-lingual.12/16/15Sarasota, Floridan/a
Proscenium Theatre JournalAny lengthOriginal plays of any style, original adaptations and musicals. Previously produced plays ok.12/20/15n/an/a
Scripps Ranch Theatre10 minsTheme: San Diego12/21/15San Diego, CaliforniaNo Fee, “small hon’rium”
The Blockheads90 minsRelevant and contemporary works.12/21/15NYCn/a
Monkeyman Productionsmax 15 minsTheme: Pop & sub-culture, social equity & systems of oppression. Previous productions ok. Work-in-progress ok. Int’l submissions ok.12/25/15Toronto, Canadan/a
365 Women A YearOne Act
(max 60 pgs)
Write a play about any of the 365 historical women listed on the website.12/31/15n/an/a
Branch County Community TheatreFull LengthUnproduced plays and musicals. Childrení¢â‚¬â„¢s plays ok.12/31/15Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
Gallery Players10 mins – Full LengthMust be unproduced. Reading is ok. Must be the playí¢â‚¬â„¢s world premiere.12/31/15NYCn/a
Hope and OptimismFull Length
(75+ mins)
All theatrical genres accepted including musicals.12/31/15Ithaca, New YorkPrize: $10,000
Las Vegas Little TheatreFull Length
(90+ mins)
Looking for subject matter that will appeal to an age range of 18-30.12/31/15Las Vegas, NevadaPrize: $150
Metropolitan PlayhouseOne Act
(max 30 mins)
Theme: “Hope” as it relates to life in the East Village of today and in eras past.12/31/15NYCn/a
Mountain PlayhouseFull LengthComedy. Must be a world premiere candidate.12/31/15J’stown, PAPrize: $1,000
Performance Network TheatreFull LengthPlays for young audiences, holiday plays AND plays about Michigan people, places, or things.12/31/15Ann Arbor, Michigann/a
Pulitzer Prize in DramaFull LengthPlays dealing w/ American life. Note: See Drama Guidelines.12/31/15NYCFee: $50
Prize: $10,000
St. Louis Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ StudioOne Act
(max 45 mins)
Also accepts submissions by high school students, 15 mins max. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/15St. Louis, Missourin/a
Sundog TheatreOne Act
(15-25 mins)
Plays about the Staten Island Ferries. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/15NYCPrize: $100
Theatre In The RawOne Act
(30 mins)
Theme: Cultural/Social Diversity. Comedy, tragedy, drama or radio play. Int’l submissions ok. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/15Vancouver, CanadaFee: $25
Prize: $200
Women’s Project TheaterFull LengthWomen playwrights only. Open to a variety of styles, perspectives & topics.12/31/15NYCn/a
Gadfly Theatre Productions20-45 minsTheme: Heroes and Villains.1/1/16M’apolis, Minnesotan/a
Turn To Flesh Productions75-100 minsRadio drama, commedia dellí¢â‚¬â„¢arte, comedy of manners and farce. Pref. playwrights from New York/the greater Northeast region.1/1/16NYC“small hon’rium”
Ball State UniversityFull LengthMusicals only.1/2/16Muncie, IndianaFee: $10,
$500 stipend
Kean UniversityFull LengthPlaywrights from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.1/3/16Union, New JerseyPrize: $2000
Kumu Kahua TheatreFull Length
(50+ pgs)
The play must be set in Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi or deal w/ some aspect of Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi experience. Hard copy submissions only………………………………1/4/16Honolulu, HawaiiPrize: $600
Venus TheatreFull LengthAccepting plays for the 2016 Season.1/4/16Laurel, Marylandn/a
Young Playwrights Inc.Any lengthUS writers aged 18 or younger. Any style and subject.1/4/16NYCn/a
Play Submissions Helper(!)Guest Blog PostOpportunity to write a guest blog post for Play Submissions Helper, on any playwriting or play submissions topic!rollingn/an/a


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