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 Must be unpublished.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”12/6/16Binghamton, New York

No Fee


LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocation

Additional Info

Fullerton College

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


Starlite Players

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

No Fee, “small royalty”

Blackboard Plays

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

Optional Fee: $5

Bloomington Playwrights Project

Full LengthMusicals ok. Hard copy submissions only.10/31/16Bloomington, IndianaFee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Dayton PlayhouseFull LengthOriginal work, unpublished or unproduced.10/31/16Dayton, Ohio

Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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


Lama Theater Co

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



Little Theatre of Alexandria

20-50 minsOriginal, unpublished & unproduced 1-act plays.10/31/16Alexandria, VirginiaFee: $20
Prize: $350
Manhattan Repmax 10 minsFully produced 1 act plays, ready to be performed by Mid Nov.10/31/16NYC

Fee: $30 once accepted

Manhattan Rep

30-90 minsFully produced plays.10/31/16NYCFee: $500 if accepted
New York University – SteinhardtFull LengthNew, unpublished & unproduced play scripts for young audiences (ages 4-21).10/31/16NYC


Onion Man Prods

10 minsThe plays must be set on either a boardroom or a breakroom.10/31/16Chamblee, Georgian/a
Eden Prairie PlayersOne 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Unpublished plays.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 pgsí‚ Characters should be in the age range 18-28. Hard copy submissions only.11/1/16Louisville, KentuckyPrize: $1,000
American Academy of Arts & LettersFull LengthMusicals, plays with songs, thematic revues, etc. Hard copy submissions only.11/1/16NYC


Berkeley Rep

n/s1-4 weeks developmental residency. Transportation, housing, & a modest stipend will be provided.11/1/16Berkeley, California

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Cape Cod Theatre Project

n/sPlay proposals, still in development.11/1/16Falmouth, Massachusettsn/a
Coe CollegeFull LengthNew, original, unproduced, unpublished play in its final stages of dev’t. Week-long residency included.11/1/16Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Prize: $500

Ensemble Studio Theatre

Full Length, One ActCommission. Topics related to the “hard” sciences & technology. Musicals ok.11/1/16NYCAwards: $1,000 – $10,000
id TheaterFull LengthAny genre or style. Musicals ok.11/1/16NYC

Fee: $10

New York Musical Fest

Full LengthMusicals w/ no previous commercial prod in NYC. Must be prod-ready.11/1/16NYCFee: $75
Open Theatre Projectmax 10 minsWork for & by individuals of color, women & those from the LGTBQ community.11/1/16Boston, Massachusetts

“cash prize”

Over Our Head Players

max 10 minsOriginal comedies. Hard copy submissions only.11/1/16Racine, WisconsinPrize: $500
Parish Players10 minsPrefers new unproduced plays, but previously produced plays ok. Any theme.11/1/16Thetford, Vermont


Stage Door Prods

max 20 pgsOriginal, unpublished one-act plays.11/1/16Fredericksburg, VirginiaPrize: $150

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T. Schreiber TheatreFull LengthAny genre. Character age range: 16 and up.11/1/16NYC

No Fee

Tennessee Williams

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

Fee: $25
Prize: $1,500

Theatre Now New York

max 10 minsMusicals only.11/1/16NYCFee: $10
Tree City Playhouse8-15 minsOriginal, unpublished. Any genre or theme. Prefers family-friendly plays. Hard copy submissions only.11/1/16Sylvania, Ohio

Fee: $5
Prize: $250


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

Fee: $40, +$750 if accepted

Theatre Southwest

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

No Fee
Prize: $100


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

No Fee

Drama League

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


“stipend” TBD, last year $3500

Hamilton Fringe

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

Fee: $35
Prize: $300

Jewish Womení¢â‚¬â„¢s Theatre

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

Fee: $60

Lakeshore Players Theatre

10 minsUnpublished & unproduced plays. Open to all playwrights.11/15/16White Bear Lake, Minnesotan/a
Life Jacket Theatre CoFull LengthOriginal, unproduced, high quality plays & musicals based on real people, places, and/or events.11/15/16NYC


Northport Plays

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

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Theatre InspiraTO

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

No Fee
Prize: $500 CDN

Theatre Lab at the Sundance Resort

n/s17 days lab. US, Middle Eastern & North African playwrights. Play or musical, unproduced.11/15/16Sundance, Utah

$35 app fee, $1200 honorarium

United Solo Theatre Fest

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

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.11/24/16Cassis, 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.11/30/16Lexington, KentuckyPrize: $500
Book PipelineFull LengthPlays appropriate for film or television adaptation; published or unpublished.12/1/16Santa Monica, California

Fee: $65
Prize: $5,000

Clockhouse (Lit Journal)

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

Prize: up to $150

Mesa Refuge

Full Length14-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.12/1/16Point Reyes Station, Californian/a
The Rockefeller Foundation“work sample”2-4 weeks residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.12/1/16NYC



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