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Howdy, Playwrights! Check out below to find your 60 Play Submissions Opps w/ October+ deadlines.í‚ Get a chance to see your play produced in NYC and even to as far as Milan!



Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location

Additional Info

AACT NewPlayFest

Full Length Non-musical plays; unpublished & never had a full prod. Any subject. 9/30/16 Fort Worth, Texas

Fee: $10


Full Length Dev’t conference incl. 2 staged readings. Travel, housing, stipend included. 9/30/16 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

See left.

Playwrights’ Round Table

10 mins Must be original & previously unproduced in Central Florida. 9/30/16 Orlando, Florida

No Fee,
$25 stipend

Teatro Vivo

Full Length Latino playwrights and/or scripts focused on the lives of Latinos. 9/30/16 Austin, Texas


The Road Theatre Co

One Act,
Full Length
Plays that have not received a Los Angeles premiere. 9/30/16 Los Angeles, California


Arkansas Theatre Collective

10 mins Theme: “Disability.” Previous prods ok. 10/1/16 Arkansas



10-20 pgs (sample) 2 to 4-week residency. 10/1/16 East Jordan, Michigan

Fee: $25

Door is a Jar Magazine

max 2 pgs Short plays. New, unpublished works only. 10/1/16 n/a


Dreamwell Theatre

Full Length Must be unpublished. Previous prods ok. Pref. shows produced 2 times. 10/1/16 Iowa City, Iowa

$75/performance royalties

Lama Theater Co

max 8 pgs Must be related to the question:í‚  “WHO CARES?” Also accepts 2-pg monologues. 10/1/16 NYC

No Fee

M.T. Pockets Theatre

max 10 mins Unpublished plays, w/ 3 or less prods. 10/1/16 Morgantown, West Virginia



5-30 mins Also accepts collections of shorts. 10/1/16 Columbus, Ohio

Pays $50 to playwright.

Millay Colony for the Arts

n/a 1-month residency. Room, board & studio space provided. No residency fee. 10/1/16 Austerlitz, New York

$35 app fee

PlayFest Santa Barbara

Full Length Plays, musicals, translations, adaptations, TYAs. Hard copy submissions only. 10/1/16 Santa Barbara, California

Fee: $25

Playwrights Foundation

Full Length Playwrights living in North America. Adaptations ok. 10/1/16

San Francisco, California

Fee: $20

The New Harmony Project

Full Length Unproduced plays & musicals. Note: Look at their mission statement. 10/1/16 New Harmony, Indiana n/a
Theatre Now New York max 10 mins Musicals only. 10/1/16 NYC

Fee: $10

Ucross Foundation

Full Length Residency. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field. 10/1/16 Ucross, Wyoming Fee: $40
Upstream Artistsí¢â‚¬â„¢ Collective Full Length Theme: Deception, the practice of í¢â‚¬Å“greenwashingí¢â‚¬ 10/1/16 Brooklyn, New York


Starlite Players

One Act
(11-25 pgs)
Theme: “Thank You í¢â‚¬” I Think.” Must be prod ready. Comedies only pref. contemporary. Submissions start Sept 29. 10/2/16 Sarasota, Florida

No Fee, “small royalty”

Manhattan Rep Theatre

One Act
(7-20 mins)
TWO BLOCK play prods (cast, directed, ready to be performed by early Nov.) 10/5/16 NYC $30 fee once accepted,
Prize: $100

This Is Water Theatre

10 mins Theme: “Risk & vulnerability.” Any genre. 10/5/16 Bryan, Texas

Royalty of $10/performance

Bindlestiff Studio max 25 mins Theme: “Time After Time.” Melodrama genre. 10/7/16 San Francisco, California

Prize: minimum of $50.

Manhattan Rep Theatre

One Act
(max 10 mins)
Fully produced (cast, directed, ready to be performed by late Oct.) plays. 10/9/16 NYC

$30 fee once accepted,
Prize: $200

Manhattan Rep Theatre

One Act
(15-40 mins)
Fully produced, (cast, directed, ready to be performed by Nov.) original, never-produced before plays. 10/9/16 NYC

$30 fee once accepted

Milano Playwriting Fest

Any length Any subject. Recently written & possibly never staged before. Int’l submissions ok. 10/9/16 Milan, Italy


New York Musical Fest

Full Length Musicals, hasn’t received a commercial prod in NYC. Must be prod ready. 10/10/16 NYC

Fee: $55

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Boomerang Theatre Co

Full Length New plays that speak to the current cultural & historical moment in time. 10/15/16 NYC


Camino Real Playhouse

10 mins Any subject. Hard copy submissions only. 10/15/16 í‚ San Juan Capistrano, California Fee: $10
Centers for the Arts 10 mins Unpublished plays. Previous performances, prods and/or readings ok. 10/15/16 Bonita Springs, Florida

Fee: $15

Ensemble Studio Theatre

One Act
(max 40 pages)
No restrictions. 10/15/16 NYC n/a
Great Plains Theatre Conference Full Length, One Act Week-long conference w/ a staged reading. 10/15/16 Omaha, Nebraska

Fee: $10,
$500 honorarium

Jewish Plays Project

Full Length
(75+ mins)
Plays that deal w/ contemporary Jewish themes, never been produced in NYC. 10/15/16 NYC


Manhattan Rep Theatre 40-100 mins New, never produced before play. 10/15/16 NYC

$325 fee once accepted

Midtown Int’l Theatre Fest

max 10 mins Playwrights must produce. 10/15/16 NYC No Fee
Prize: $75
The Brown Foundation max 20 pgs
(2 samples)
1-3 month residency. Int’l submissions ok. 10/15/16 France

Fee: $20

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Any length All genres & styles. Month-long dev’t residency w/ 2 public readings. 10/16/16 Waterford, Connecticut Fee: $35
Last Frontier Theatre Conference 20 mins – 2 hrs Any genre except musical. 10/20/16 Valdez, Alaska


Omi Int’l Arts Center

max 50 pgs (sample) 1 week to 2 months residency. Any language. 10/20/16 Ghent, New York


Native Voices at the Autry

Full Length Plays by Native American writers addressing all themes & topics. 10/21/16 Los Angeles, California “honorarium”

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 works, unpublished or unproduced. 10/31/16 Dayton, Ohio

Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

Full Length Plays, adaptations, musicals. Plays that address current social issues. 10/31/16 Cincinnati, Ohio


Little Theatre of Alexandria

One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished & unproduced plays. 10/31/16 Alexandria, Virginia Fee: $20
Prize: $350
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
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

See right. Musicals, plays w/ songs, thematic revues or any comparable work. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 NYC n/a
Cape Cod Theatre Project Full Length Play proposals, still in development. 11/1/16 Falmouth, Massachusetts


Ensemble Studio Theatre

Full Length, One Act Commission. Topics related to the “hard” sciences & technology. Musicals ok. 11/1/16 NYC Awards: $1000 – $10,000
id Theater Full Length Any genre or style. Musicals ok. 11/1/16 NYC

Fee: $10

Over Our Head Players

max 10 mins Original comedies. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 Racine, Wisconsin

Prize: $500

Stage Door Prods

One Act
(max 20 pgs)
Original, unpublished plays. 11/1/16 Fredericksburg, Virginia

Prize: $150

Tennessee Williams

One Act
(max 1hr)
Unproduced, unpublished, unperformed, no formal staged reading. 11/1/16 New Orleans, Louisiana Fee: $25
Prize: $1,500
Tree City Playhouse One Act
(8-15 mins)
Any genre or theme. Pref. family-friendly plays. Hard copy submissions only. 11/1/16 Sylvania, Ohio

Fee: $5
Prize: $250


Full Length Plays, musicals, etc. written by a woman or a team that is at least 50% female. 11/1/16 NYC Fee: $40, $750 if accepted
Theatricum Botanicum Full Length Provocative, political & socially relevant material. 11/1/16 Topanga, California



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