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Do you have some short 10-minute plays? Are you working on a full-length play?í‚ Take a look below for opportunities including development labs and residencies.

Darkhorse Dramatists

One Act
(10-25 pgs)
Previous prods ok. Must be unpublished. Theme: “Valentineí¢â‚¬â„¢s Day / Love or relationship” 12/6/16 Binghamton, New York

No Fee


Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location

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Fullerton College

Full Length Plays & musicals, unproduced & original. Adaptations ok. 10/30/16 Fullerton, California


Starlite Players

One Act Theme: “Looking Back, Looking Ahead.” Must be prod-ready. Comedies only. 10/30/16 Sarasota, Florida

No Fee, “small royalty”

Blackboard Plays

max 30 mins Plays dealing with HIV/AIDS in the Black community. 10/31/16 NYC

Optional Fee: $5

Bloomington Playwrights Project

Full Length Musicals ok. Hard copy submissions only. 10/31/16 Bloomington, Indiana Fee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Dayton Playhouse Full Length Original work, unpublished or unproduced. 10/31/16 Dayton, Ohio

Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Full Length Plays, adaptations, musicals, etc. 10/31/16 Cincinnati, Ohio


Lama Theater Co

max 8 pgs Theme: “Can A Woman Be your Boss?” 10/31/16



Little Theatre of Alexandria

20-50 mins Original, unpublished & unproduced 1-act plays. 10/31/16 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
Manhattan Rep max 10 mins Fully produced 1 act plays, ready to be performed by Mid Nov. 10/31/16 NYC

Fee: $30 once accepted

Manhattan Rep

30-90 mins Fully produced plays. 10/31/16 NYC Fee: $500 if accepted
New York University – Steinhardt Full Length New, unpublished & unproduced play scripts for young audiences (ages 4-21). 10/31/16 NYC


Onion Man Prods

10 mins The plays must be set on either a boardroom or a breakroom. 10/31/16 Chamblee, Georgia n/a
Eden Prairie Players One Act
(max 30 mins)
Unpublished plays. Previous prods ok. Note: Submissions may close any time.í‚  No deadline. Eden Prairie, Minnesota

$25/performance royalty

Actors Theatre of Louisville

max 10 pgs í‚ Characters should be in the age range 18-28. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 Louisville, Kentucky Prize: $1,000
American Academy of Arts & Letters Full Length Musicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, etc. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 NYC


Berkeley Rep

n/s 1-4 weeks developmental residency. Transportation, housing, & a modest stipend will be provided. 11/1/16 Berkeley, California

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Cape Cod Theatre Project

n/s Play proposals, still in development. 11/1/16 Falmouth, Massachusetts n/a
Coe College Full Length New, original, unproduced, unpublished play in its final stages of dev’t. Week-long residency included. 11/1/16 Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prize: $500

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Full Length, One Act Commission. Topics related to the “hard” sciences & technology. Musicals ok. 11/1/16 NYC Awards: $1,000 – $10,000
id Theater Full Length Any genre or style. Musicals ok. 11/1/16 NYC

Fee: $10

New York Musical Fest

Full Length Musicals w/ no previous commercial prod in NYC. Must be prod-ready. 11/1/16 NYC Fee: $75
Open Theatre Project max 10 mins Work for & by individuals of color, women & those from the LGTBQ community. 11/1/16 Boston, Massachusetts

“cash prize”

Over Our Head Players

max 10 mins Original comedies. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 Racine, Wisconsin Prize: $500
Parish Players 10 mins Prefers new unproduced plays, but previously produced plays ok. Any theme. 11/1/16 Thetford, Vermont


Stage Door Prods

max 20 pgs Original, unpublished one-act plays. 11/1/16 Fredericksburg, Virginia Prize: $150

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T. Schreiber Theatre Full Length Any genre. Character age range: 16 and up. 11/1/16 NYC

No Fee

Tennessee Williams

One Act Plays must be unproduced, unpublished, unperformed, no formal staged reading. 11/1/16 New Orleans, Louisiana

Fee: $25
Prize: $1,500

Theatre Now New York

max 10 mins Musicals only. 11/1/16 NYC Fee: $10
Tree City Playhouse 8-15 mins Original, unpublished. Any genre or theme. Prefers family-friendly plays. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 Sylvania, Ohio

Fee: $5
Prize: $250


Full Length Play, musical, 1-woman show or adaptation written by a woman or a team at least 50% female. 11/1/16 NYC

Fee: $40, +$750 if accepted

Theatre Southwest

5-10 mins Original works, unpublished or unproduced. Any genre & subject. Hard copy submissions only. 11/7/16 Houston, Texas

No Fee
Prize: $100


Full Length Playwrights engaged w/ an institution of higher education. Unpublished plays. 11/10/16 Saint Paul, Minnesota

No Fee

Drama League

n/s Residency. Women or women-identified artists who both write & direct their own work. 11/10/16


“stipend” TBD, last year $3500

Hamilton Fringe

max 60 mins Original, unproduced plays or musicals. Open to all playwrights/writers. 11/15/16 Ontario, Canada

Fee: $35
Prize: $300

Jewish Womení¢â‚¬â„¢s Theatre

max 10 mins Theme: “Exile: Kisses on Both Cheeks.” Previously produced or published works ok. Musicals ok. 11/15/16 Santa Monica, California n/a
Juilliard Playwrights Program Full Length or One Act “One-year, tuition-free, graduate-level fellowship.” Room & board not included. 11/15/16 NYC

Fee: $60

Lakeshore Players Theatre

10 mins Unpublished & unproduced plays. Open to all playwrights. 11/15/16 White Bear Lake, Minnesota n/a
Life Jacket Theatre Co Full Length Original, unproduced, high quality plays & musicals based on real people, places, and/or events. 11/15/16 NYC


Northport Plays

One Act
(10-20 mins)
Drama or comedy. Plays appropriate to be performed in a church. 11/15/16 Northport, New York $75 fee if accepted
Sanguine Theatre Co Full Length Relevant, thought-provoking new works. Must be unpublished. 11/15/16 Brooklyn, New York

Fee: $5

The Riant Theatre

See right. Full-lengths, musicals & short plays. Also accepts 5-30 min 1-act plays w/ $1,500 prize. 11/15/16 NYC

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Theatre InspiraTO

10 mins Open to anyone without geographic or age restrictions. Theme: “Grow Up.” Any style except musicals. Previously produced plays ok. 11/20/16 Toronto, Canada

No Fee
Prize: $500 CDN

Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort

n/s 17 days lab. US, Middle Eastern & North African playwrights. Play or musical, unproduced. 11/15/16 Sundance, Utah

$35 app fee, $1200 honorarium

United Solo Theatre Fest

n/s One-person shows – musical, tragedy, comedy, etc. Artist gets 25% of the box office. 11/22/16 NYC

Fee: $49, + $695 if selected

Camargo Foundation

max 20 pgs (work sample) 6, 8, and 11-week residential fellowships. Int’l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted. 11/24/16 Cassis, France

stipend of $1,000 US per month

Kentucky Women Writers Conference

One Act,
Full Length
Women playwrights. New plays that can be produced as world premieres. Any subject matter. 11/30/16 Lexington, Kentucky Prize: $500
Book Pipeline Full Length Plays appropriate for film or television adaptation; published or unpublished. 12/1/16 Santa Monica, California

Fee: $65
Prize: $5,000

Clockhouse (Lit Journal)

max 15 pgs Short dramatic works in traditional & experimental styles. Excerpts ok. 12/1/16 n/a n/a
Lake-Sumter State College See right. Original 1-min, 5-min & 10-min plays. 12/1/16 Leesburg, Florida

Prize: up to $150

Mesa Refuge

Full Length 14-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 12/1/16 Point Reyes Station, California n/a
The Rockefeller Foundation “work sample” 2-4 weeks residency. Apps from playwrights accepted. 12/1/16 NYC



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