Howdy, Playwrights! í‚ Check out below to find your 58í‚ Play Submissions Opps w/ December+ deadlines. The clock is ticking and we’re nearing the end of 2016, but this could be your chance to get your first “yes!”


LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Scripps Ranch TheatreOne Act
(max 40 mins)
Dev’t opp. The play mustí‚ have something to do w/ San Diego. Musicals ok.11/28/16San Diego, California


Red Eye Theater

Any lengthSix-month developmental support.11/29/16Minneapolis, Minnesotaí‚ stipend of $550
Lama Theater Comax 8 pgsTheme: “WHY HOPE?”11/30/16NYC


Torrent Theatre

max 15 pgsPlays celebrating female strength.11/30/16NYCFee: $5
Prize: $200
Book Pipeline CompetitionFull LengthPlays appropriate for film or television adaptation.12/1/16Santa Monica, California

Fee: $65
Prize: $5,000

Clockhouse (Lit Journal)

max 15 pgsStandalone pieces or excerpts from a one-act or full-length play.12/1/16n/an/a
Four Quarter Theater10 minsTheme: FIRESIDE12/1/16NYC


Lake-Sumter State College

See right.Original 1-min, 5-min & 10-min plays.12/1/16Leesburg, FloridaPrize: up to $150
Manhattan Rep Theatre30-90 minsFully produced plays.12/1/16NYC

Fee: $575 if accepted

Mesa Refuge

Full Length14-day residency.12/1/16Point Reyes Station, CaliforniaFee: $40
Signature Theatrefirst 25 pgsNew musicals. 2-week dev’t workshop culminating in public readings.12/1/16Arlington, Virginia

Fee: $35

The Bellagio Center

work sampleArts & Literary Arts Residency. 2-4 weeks residency.12/1/16NYCn/a
Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festivaln/sOpen to anyone developing a new musical. Includes week-long residency.12/2/16Auburn, New York

Fee: $25

Greenbrier Valley Theatre

One Act
(5-10 mins)
Plays must be unpublished, not have had a full professional prod.12/4/16Lewisburg, West Virginia“no financial award”
Kitchen Dog TheaterFull LengthScripts should be close to production-ready. No more than 1 prod.12/5/16Dallas, Texas

$100 honorarium

Manhattan Rep Theatre

One Act
(7-15 mins)
Fully produced, original, never-produced before plays.12/5/16NYC$15 fee once accepted
Darkhorse DramatistsOne Act
(10-25 pgs)
Previous prods ok. Must be unpublished. Any genre. Theme: “Valentine’s Day/Love”12/6/16Binghamton, New York

No Fee

Paw Paw Village Players

max 15 minsMust be family-friendly. Any subject matter.12/9/16Paw Paw, MichiganFee: $10
Prize: $150
Secret Theatre10-20 minsPlaywrights must produce.12/9/16Long Island City, New York

Prize: $100

Little Black Dress Ink

max 10 minsFemale playwrights only. Theme: “Hot Mess”12/10/16Prescott, Arizonan/a
Live Girls! Theater10 minsWomen, genderqueer, transfem & non-binary writers. Theme: í¢â‚¬Å“LOST & FOUND.í¢â‚¬12/11/16Seattle, Washington


Nylon Fusion Theatre Co

10 minsTheme: The F Word12/14/16NYCn/a
Austin PlayhouseFull LengthPlays must be unproduced.12/15/16Austin, Texas

Prize: $500

Book Pipeline Competition

Full LengthPlays appropriate for film or television adaptation. *Late deadline12/15/16Santa Monica, CaliforniaFee: $75
Prize: $5,000
East End Fringe Festmax 90 minsFully-cast and stage-ready shows. Participation fee is $300.12/15/16Riverhead, New York

See left.

Eggtooth Editions

15-50 pgsAll genres. Anyone who hasn’t previously published a full-length book.12/15/16Flagstaff, ArizonaFee: $10
Emerging Artists TheatreSee right.One-man shows & short plays (5-60 mins) AND musicals (15-210 mins).12/15/16NYC


Jewish Womení¢â‚¬â„¢s Theatre

max 10 minsPreviously produced or published works ok. Musicals ok. Theme: “More Courage”12/15/16Santa Monica, Californian/a
Pallas Theatre CollectiveFull Length,
One Act
Musicals only. Must be unpublished w/ no prior large-scale prod.12/15/16Rockville, Maryland

No Fee

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Samuel French

max 15 pgsShort plays & musicals. Playwrights must produce.12/15/16NYCFee: $10
The Riant TheatreFull Length, Short PlayPlays & musicals. Also accepts 5-30 min one-act plays w/ $1,500 prize. 12/15/16NYC


University of Arkansas

Full LengthPlays must be unpublished and cannot have been professionally produced.12/16/16Fayetteville, ArkansasNo Fee
Prize: $500
Claremorris Fringe Fest15 minsNew, unpublished & unperformed scripts. Int’l submissions ok.12/18/16Ireland

Fee: í¢”š¬5
Prize: í¢”š¬500

Helen Jean

Any lengthPlays for general audience. Previous prods ok.12/21/16NYCNo Fee
Prize: $35
United Solo Theatre Festn/s1-person shows. Musical, tragedy, comedy, etc.12/30/16NYC

Fee: $59, $695 if selected

365 Women A Year

Any lengthPlays about any of the 365 historical women (listed on the website).12/31/16n/an/a
Arizona Theatre CoFull Length, One ActLatino playwrights in the US, its territories or Mexico. Scripts may be in English, English & Spanish, or Spanish.12/31/16Tucson, Arizona


Branch County Community Theatre

Full LengthUnproduced plays & musicals. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/16Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
Celtic Callingmax 1 hourOriginal plays, vignettes, or one-acts. Must have a í¢â‚¬ËœCelticí¢â‚¬â„¢ theme.12/31/16Charleston, West Virginia

$100 stipend


n/sTranslated plays.12/31/16NYCn/a
Evergreen Museum & Libraryn/aResidency. Housing & stipend are covered.12/31/16Baltimore, Maryland


Gallery Players

10-30 minsPlays must be unproduced. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/16NYCn/a
Hugh Gregory Gallagher TheatreSee right.Short plays or monologues about “disability.”12/31/16Easton, Maryland

Prize: $500 or more

Ithaca Fringe Festival

45-75 minsPlaywright must produce, gets 100% of the box office.12/31/16Ithaca, New YorkFee: $25
Las Vegas Little TheatreFull LengthNew plays that will appeal to an age range of 18-30.12/31/16Las Vegas, Nevada

Prize: $150


Full LengthOriginal, unproduced, high quality multidisciplinary plays.12/31/16NYCNo Fee
Pulitzer Prize in DramaFull LengthPlays dealing w/ American life. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/16NYC

Fee: $50
Prize: $10,000

Punk Monkey Prods

One Act
(10-20 pgs)
Plays w/ a Film Noir theme.12/31/16Los Angeles, Californian/a
Sundog TheatreOne Act
(15-25 mins)
Original plays about the Staten Island Ferries. Hard copy submissions only.12/31/16NYC

Prize: $100

Sussex Playwrights’ Club

30 minsInt’l submissions ok. Radio drama, thriller/mystery genre.12/31/16West Sussex, UKFee: í‚£7
Prize: í‚£150
Towne Street Theatre10 minsTheme: “It’s 1:24 a.m. Anything can happen.”12/31/16Los Angeles, California

Fee: $10

DC Black Theatre Fest

See right.Any genre. Full-lengths, one-act plays, new works, workshop ideas (no fee).1/1/17Washington DCFees: $20, $25
The Dionysian Magazine1-10 pgsAny content, style or theme.1/1/17n/a


Kumu Kahua Theatre

Full LengthPlays about the Pacific Islands, the Pacific Rim, or the Pacific/Asian American experience. Hard copy submissions only.1/4/17Honolulu, Hawaii

Prize: $450

Kumu Kahua Theatre

Full LengthPlays about Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi or the Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi experience. Hard copy submissions only.1/4/17Honolulu, HawaiiPrize: $600
DivaFest45-60 minsPlays written by women. No full prods in Indianapolis in the previous 6 months.1/6/17Indianapolis, Indiana

Fee: $25

Metropolitan Playhouse

One Act
(max 30 mins)
í‚ Theme: “Prosperity” as it relates to life in the East Village of today & in eras past.1/6/17NYCn/a
The Marine Corps Heritage FoundationFull LengthPlays dealing with U.S. Marine Corps heritage or Marine Corps life.1/7/17Dumfries, Virginia



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