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!



LengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocation

Additional Info

AACT NewPlayFest

Full LengthNon-musical plays; unpublished & never had a full prod.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

Fee: $10


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

See left.

Playwrights’ Round Table

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

No Fee,
$25 stipend

Teatro Vivo

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


The Road Theatre Co

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


Arkansas Theatre Collective

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



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

Fee: $25

Door is a Jar Magazine

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 New, unpublished works only.10/1/16n/a


Dreamwell Theatre

Full LengthMust be unpublished.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

$75/performance royalties

Lama Theater Co

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

No Fee

M.T. Pockets Theatre

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



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

Pays $50 to playwright.

Millay Colony for the Arts

n/a1-month residency. Room, board & studio space provided. No residency fee.10/1/16Austerlitz, New York

$35 app fee

PlayFest Santa Barbara

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

Fee: $25

Playwrights Foundation

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

San Francisco, California

Fee: $20

The New Harmony Project

Full LengthUnproduced plays & musicals. Note: Look at their mission statement.10/1/16New Harmony, Indianan/a
Theatre Now New Yorkmax 10 minsMusicals only.10/1/16NYC

Fee: $10

Ucross Foundation

Full LengthResidency. Applicants must exhibit professional standing in their field.10/1/16Ucross, WyomingFee: $40
Upstream Artistsí¢â‚¬â„¢ CollectiveFull LengthTheme: Deception, the practice of í¢â‚¬Å“greenwashingí¢â‚¬10/1/16Brooklyn, 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 29.10/2/16Sarasota, 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.)10/5/16NYC$30 fee once accepted,
Prize: $100

This Is Water Theatre

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

Royalty of $10/performance

Bindlestiff Studiomax 25 minsTheme: “Time After Time.” Melodrama genre.10/7/16San 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.10/9/16NYC

$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.10/9/16NYC

$30 fee once accepted

Milano Playwriting Fest

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


New York Musical Fest

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

Fee: $55

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Boomerang Theatre Co

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


Camino Real Playhouse

10 minsAny subject. Hard copy submissions only.10/15/16í‚ San Juan Capistrano, CaliforniaFee: $10
Centers for the Arts10 minsUnpublished plays. Previous performances, prods and/or readings ok.10/15/16Bonita Springs, Florida

Fee: $15

Ensemble Studio Theatre

One Act
(max 40 pages)
No restrictions.10/15/16NYCn/a
Great Plains Theatre ConferenceFull Length, One ActWeek-long conference w/ a staged reading.10/15/16Omaha, Nebraska

Fee: $10,
$500 honorarium

Jewish Plays Project

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


Manhattan Rep Theatre40-100 minsNew, never produced before play.10/15/16NYC

$325 fee once accepted

Midtown Int’l Theatre Fest

max 10 minsPlaywrights must produce.10/15/16NYCNo Fee
Prize: $75
The Brown Foundationmax 20 pgs
(2 samples)
1-3 month residency. Int’l submissions ok.10/15/16France

Fee: $20

Eugene O’Neill Theater Center

Any lengthAll genres & styles. Month-long dev’t residency w/ 2 public readings.10/16/16Waterford, ConnecticutFee: $35
Last Frontier Theatre Conference20 mins – 2 hrsAny genre except musical.10/20/16Valdez, Alaska


Omi Int’l Arts Center

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


Native Voices at the Autry

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

Bloomington Playwrights Project

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

Fee: $20
Prize: $1,000

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati

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


Little Theatre of Alexandria

One Act
(20-50 mins)
Original, unpublished & unproduced plays.10/31/16Alexandria, VirginiaFee: $20
Prize: $350
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
Actors Theatre of Louisvillemax 10 pgsí‚ Characters should be in the age range 18-28. Hard copy submissions only.11/1/16Louisville, 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.11/1/16NYCn/a
Cape Cod Theatre ProjectFull LengthPlay proposals, still in development.11/1/16Falmouth, Massachusetts


Ensemble Studio Theatre

Full Length, One ActCommission. Topics related to the “hard” sciences & technology. Musicals ok.11/1/16NYCAwards: $1000 – $10,000
id TheaterFull LengthAny genre or style. Musicals ok.11/1/16NYC

Fee: $10

Over Our Head Players

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

Prize: $500

Stage Door Prods

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

Prize: $150

Tennessee Williams

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

Fee: $5
Prize: $250


Full LengthPlays, musicals, etc. written by a woman or a team that is at least 50% female.11/1/16NYCFee: $40, $750 if accepted
Theatricum BotanicumFull LengthProvocative, political & socially relevant material.11/1/16Topanga, California



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