Howdy! Now, I know you didní¢â‚¬â„¢t become a playwright to get rich… But that doesní¢â‚¬â„¢t mean you caní¢â‚¬â„¢t take home a big payday from writing a great play!í‚  Check out the play submissions opportunities below, which includes over $54,000 worth of cash prizes…

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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Edmonds Driftwood Playersmax 15 minsTheme: Paradox3/30/16Edmonds, WAn/a
Sky Blue Theatre10-30 minsInt’l submissions ok.3/30/16LondonFee: í‚£16
Theatre ConspiracyFull LengthPlays having up to three previous Prods are welcome.3/30/16Fort Myers, FloridaFee: $5
Prize: $700
American StageFull LengthNew plays — no previous professional Prod in Florida. Any genre. Hard copy submissions only.3/31/16St. P’sburg, Floridan/a
Arts & Letters Prize30-60 pgsOne-act plays only.3/31/16M’geville, GeorgiaFee: $10
Prize: $500
Capital StageFull LengthAny genre.3/31/16S’mento, Californian/a
Fest5130-90 minsScripts must be by female authors.3/31/16K’gstown, RIn/a
Geva Theatre CenterFull LengthFull-length plays, translations & adaptations.3/31/16Rochester, New Yorkn/a
Pend Oreille Players AssocOne Act
(max 30 mins)
Plays must be family friendly, no strong language.3/31/16Newport, WAFee: $6 hardcopy, $9 electronic

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$7,500 grant
FestivalNo Fee
FestivalFee: $20
“Cash prize”
TheaterFee: $35
Prize: $1,000
Play Development ProgramAward: $10,000
TheaterPrize: $100
UniversityPrize: $5,ooo
Fresh Ground PepperFull Length1-week residency from July 27 to August 3, 2016. Apps from playwrights accepted.4/3/16Nazareth, PAFee: $350
Pittsburgh New Works FestOne Act
(max 40 mins)
Unproduced plays only.4/3/16P’tsburgh, PAFee: $15
Prize: $500
Artists’ ExchangeOne Act
(10-15 mins)
Previously produced plays ok. Comedic, absurd, dramatic, farcical, musical, etc.4/15/16Cranston, RIN/a
Athena ProjectFull LengthFemale playwrights only.4/15/16Denver, ColoradoN/a
Barkersmax 12 pgs (sample)American playwrights only. Send two writing samples. Two scenes from the same play is acceptable.4/15/16NYC$1,000.
Fee: $10, OR $5 for PSH paid members
Barkersmax 24 pgs (sample)European playwrights only. Samples can be in any official language of the countries within the EU.4/15/16NYCFee: $10, OR $5 for PSH paid members
Bogliasco F’wshipsFull Length30 to 34-day residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.4/15/16ItalyFee: $30
Frostburg State UOne Act
(max 40 mins)
New works.4/15/16Frostburg, MarylandFee: $20
Prize: $750
MacDowell FellowshipFull Length1-8 week residency.4/15/16P’borough, NHFee: $30
Manhattan Rep TheatreOne Act
(7-90 mins)
Playwrights must produce. Previously produced plays ok…………………………………4/15/16NYCFee: $30 once accepted
Midtown Int’l Theatre Fest25-60 minsPlaywright must produce.4/15/16NYCn/a
New England Theatre ConfFull LengthOpen to all playwrights. Hard copy submissions only.4/15/16Hamden, CTFee: $10
Prize: $1000
Open Space Art10-15 minsOpen to everyone. Theme: TOPSY TURVY. Must be family friendly, & involve younger characters (ages 13 to 35).4/15/16R’stown, Marylandn/a
Playwrights’ Round Table10 minsOriginal, unproduced works. Particularly interested in plays by women & minorities.4/15/16Orlando, FloridaNo Fee
Stage Left Theatrepartial draft/writing samplePlays that raise debate re: political & social issues.4/15/16Chicago, Illinoisn/a
The College at Brockport7-14 minsNote: First 500 plays only.4/15/16Brockport, New Yorkn/a

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


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Free for hard copy subs. $5 email.
TheaterFee: $40
Arts AllianceFee: $20
Prize: $10,000
Marquee Dramatist Groupn/a
Playwriting PrizeFee: $25
Prize: $10,000
Theater Companyn/a
Hand to Mouth PlayersOne Act
(max 25 mins)
Play must be previously unpublished.4/30/16Montrose, New YorkFee: $15 -$20
Magnolia Arts Centermax 10 minsUnpublished plays. Open to playwrights of all ages.4/30/16G’ville, North CarolinaFee: $5 – $7.
Prize: $50
Pride Films & PlaysShort, Full LengthPlays or musicals written by women with lesbian characters or themes. Entry fee $15 if sent by March 31.4/30/16Chicago, IllinoisFee: $15 – 30. Prize: $400.
The Chameleon Theatre CircleAny lengthOriginal, unproduced works only. All styles & genres ok.4/30/16B’nsville, MNNo Fee
Prize: $100
American Actors UKmax 20 minsTheme: The year 20204/30/16London, UKFee: í‚£15
Capital Rep TheatreFull LengthMulti-cultural & ethnically diverse pieces encouraged. Comedy & drama welcome.5/1/16Albany, New Yorkn/a
Golden Thread Prods10-30 minsOpen to playwrights of Middle Eastern heritage writing about any topic, or to any playwright writing about the Middle East.5/1/16San Francisco, Californian/a
Left Coast Theatre Co.10-15 minsLGBTQ themed shorts w/ 1+ LGBTQ characters.5/1/16San Francisco, Californian/a
New England Theatre ConfFull LengthPlays for young audiences. Unproduced. Open to all playwrights. Hard copy submissions only.5/1/16Hamden, CTFee:$10
Prize: $1,000
Writer’s DigestFull LengthNo restrictions on content, language, subject matter, etc. Int’l submissions ok.5/6/16n/aFee: $25
Prize: $5,000


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