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Howdy, playwrights!í‚  June is generally a pretty slow month, but we’ve found 51 play submissions opportunities with June deadlines — see below!


Name Length Nature of Opportunity Dead- line Location Add’l Info
Nick Darke Writers’ Award 1 hour Nat’l & int’l writers aged 16+. 5/30/16 Cornwall, UK Prize: í‚£6,000
Creede Rep Theatre 10-20 pgs excerpt Commission. TYAs. Bilingual (English/Spanish) plays preferred, but not required. 5/30/16 Creede, Colorado n/a
Playhouse on the Square Full Length Original, unpublished plays or musicals. Hard copy submissions only. 5/30/16 Memphis, Tennessee Fee: $15
Prize: $750
Rupture Prods max 15 mins Short excerpts from plays that revolve around LGBT issues. Int’l submissions ok. 5/30/16 London n/a
Arch & Bruce Brown Found. Full Length Dramas, comedies, musicals. Must involve LGBTQ characters and/or themes & portray a historical period or incident. 5/31/16 Brooklyn, New York No Fee
Prize: $3,000
Chappaqua Library 10 mins Comedies about politics. No references to any current politician. Historic & fictional figures are fine. 5/31/16 New Castle, New York $5, $25 prize
Dennis & Victoria Ross Found. Full Length The play must be original. 5/31/16 NYC n/a
Little Fish Theatre max 15 mins One-act/short plays only. 5/31/16 Los Angeles, California No Fee
$50 royalty
M’ndance Int’l Film Fest 1, 2 or 3-act Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play. 5/31/16 Boulder, Colorado Fee: $50
The Blank Theatre Full Length Must not have received a full prod. Staged readings & academic prods ok. 5/31/16 Los Angeles, California n/a
Adir’dack Shk’speare Co One Act,
Full Length
All genres & styles welcome.
Subject: Mental Illness
6/1/16 Schroon, New York Fee: $10/30
Prize: $500 – 1,000
BoxFest Detroit 5-55 mins Open to all. 6/1/16 Hamtramck, Michigan n/a
Eventide Theatre Co Full Length Notice of intention must be filed first by June 1. Completed manuscript should be submitted on or before Sept 1. 6/1/16 Dennis, MA Fee: $50
Prize: $1,000
Florida Theatrical Assoc Full Length New musicals. US writers only. 6/1/16 Orlando, Florida n/a
Leslie Scalapino Award Full Length Women writers. Should have had no more than 3 prods of their work. 6/1/16 New York Prize: $2,500
Long Island University Full Length Unproduced new plays & musicals. No restriction on genre or style. 6/1/16 Brookville, New York “stipend”
Mesa Refuge Full Length 14-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 6/1/16 Point Reyes Station, California Fee: $40
Repertorio Espa탱ol Full Length Plays that resonate w/ Latino audiences & accurately depict the Hispanic experience. 6/1/16 NYC Prize: $3,000
Secret Theatre Full Length Playwrights must produce. Producers get 50% of the door, after first 11 full price tickets. 6/1/16 Long Island City, New York No Fee
Prize: $500
STAGES theatre Full Length Comedies, dramas, musicals, classics, originals. Shows w/ a director attached strongly preferred. 6/1/16 Fullerton, California n/a
Writer’s Digest Full Length No restrictions on content, language, subject matter, etc. 6/1/16 Blue Ash, Ohio Fee: $30
Prize: $5,000
Headlands Center for the Arts Full Length Fully sponsored 4- to 8-wk residencies w/ optional monthly stipend of $500. Apps from playwrights accepted. 6/3/16 Sausalito, California Fee: $45
Lama Theater Co max 8 pgs Scripts must be related to the question:
6/3/16 NYC n/a
Word Wave One Act
(max 60 mins)
Drama or comedy. 6/3/16 South Lake Tahoe, California Fee: $20
Prize: $500
Helen Jean Play Contest Any length Any subject. Previously produced or entered in other contests ok. 6/12/16 NYC No Fee
Prize: $35

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Cloverdale Playhouse Full Length, One Act Full-length for writers 19+. One-act for writers 18 below. Any subject. 6/15/16 M’gomery, Alabama No Fee
Fad Theater Group 12-20 pgs For podcast. Protagonist has to be either “a transgender” or “someone who doesn’t know that they are in a cult.” 6/15/16 n/a n/a
Thespis Theater Festival 30-90 mins Any genre. Playwright must produce. Cast & crew must be from NYC. 6/15/16 NYC $250 fee if accepted. Prize: $3,500
Calderaí¢â‚¬â„¢s AIR Full Length 1-month residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 6/17/16 Sisters, Oregon Fee: $35
New York New Works Theatre Fest 10-23 mins Drama, comedy, musicals & solo shows. Playwrights must produce. 6/20/16 NYC í‚ $365 fee if accepted. Prize: $500
MPAACT Full Length Original plays by African American & African Diaspora playwrights. 6/21/16 Chicago, Illinois n/a
Fad Theater Group 12-20 pgs For podcast. Protagonist has to be either “a sesquipedalian” or “someone getting dressed for the occasion.” 6/29/16 n/a n/a
Emerald Theatre Co 5-10 mins Theme: Out of the Closet – any interpretation, literal or figurative. Comedy or drama. 6/30/16 Memphis, Tennessee Fee: $10
Prize: $200
Int’l Theater Arts Institute Full Length Original works in English or Spanish. 6/30/16 NYC n/a
Jewish Ensemble Theatre Full Length Original work or adaptation that reflects issues of social conscience & human rights. Drama & comedy. 6/30/16 West Bloomfield, Michigan Fee: $15
Prize: $500
Long Beach Playhouse Full Length Unproduced, non-musical plays only. 6/30/16 Long Beach, California Fee: $10
M’dance Int’l Film Fest 1, 2 or 3-act Stage play, stage play or musical for kids, radio play (comedy & drama). 6/30/16 Boulder, Colorado Fee: $75
New Works Of Merit Any length Full-lengths, one-acts, shorts, children’s plays, published scripts, previously produced plays, etc. 6/30/16 NYC Fee: $25
Prize: $300
North Park Pl’wright Fest max 12 pgs 1 or 2 previous prods ok. Any subject matter except nudity or off-color humor. Hard copy submissions only. 6/30/16 San Diego, California No Fee
The Hidden River Arts Full Length Plays or musicals — unpublished & unproduced. 6/30/16 Philly, PA Fee: $17
Prize: $1,000
Acadiana Rep Theatre max 90 mins Full length plays, one acts & musicals. 7/1/16 Lafayette, Louisiana n/a
Alleyway Theatre Full Length, One Act Any style. Musicals ok. 7/1/16 Buffalo, New York Fee: $25
Prize: $400, $100
Castillo Theatre Any length Political playwrights. Hard copy submissions only. 7/1/16 NYC n/a
Emerging Artists Theatre See right. One-man/woman shows & short plays (5-60 mins), musicals (15í¢â‚¬“210 mins). 7/1/16 NYC n/a
Fury Theatre 15-30 mins Any genre. New short plays concerning the topic í¢â‚¬Å“Killer Instinct.í¢â‚¬ 7/1/16 Chicago, Illinois n/a
Northern Arizona Pl’writing Showcase 8-10 mins Entries may not have been performed for a paying audience. 7/1/16 Flagstaff, Arizona Fee: $12
Panndora Prods 60+ mins Full length or long one acts w/c haven’t been previously produced. 7/1/16 Long Beach, California Fee: $10
Santa Cruz Actorsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Theatre max 10 mins The only criteria is that each play must be 10 mins or less………………………….. 7/1/16 Santa Cruz, California Fee: $10
Fad Theater Group 12-20 pgs For podcast. Has to pertain to the title “Group Therapy.” 7/6/16 n/a n/a

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