Howdy, friends.í‚  This month’s installment of 63(!) playwright submissions w/ January (and late Dec) deadlines is downright insane.í‚  Make your new year’s resolution to be to devote more time and energy to your personal goals, and get busy making 2015 your best year yet!í‚  In both playwriting and beyond.í‚  Now, you may have noticed something odd, so pleaseí‚  listen up for a quick sec:

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LengthPlay Genre(s) AcceptedDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
Almost Random Theatremax 10 minsTheme: Valentine. Open to everyone.12/25/14Oxford, UKn/a
Yet 2 Evolve Productionsmax 1hr. 45minsTheme: Present Political/Controversial Issues. It appears that playwright must direct.12/28/14New York City, New YorkFee: $12
Lost Theatreless than 5 minsInternational submissions ok. Either the writer, director or cast must be under 27 yrs old.12/28/14LondonFee: í‚£10
Prize: í‚£100
Fisher Taylor-Gaunt Productions30 minsMusicals only. UK residents only.12/28/14Londonn/a

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12/31/14Cape Cod, Massn/a
Theatre Co12/31/14Buffalo, New YorkPrize: $20
Playwriting Award12/31/14Tucson, ArizonaPrize: $1,000
Community Theatre12/31/14Coldwater, MichiganPrize: $200
Theater Festival12/31/14St. Louis, Missourin/a
Playhouse12/31/14Jennerstown PAPrize: $1,000
Pulitzer Prize in DramaFull LengthUS authors only. Must have been produced & opened in 2014.12/31/14New York City, New YorkFee: $50
Prize: $10,000
The Colonial PlayersFull Length, One ActPlaywrights must reside in states descendent from the original 13 colonies (includes NY, Philly, & DC).12/31/14Annapolis, MarylandPrize: $1,000
StageQ:max 15 minsSeeks short plays & musicals.12/31/14Madison, Wisconsinn/a
Ithaca Fringe Festival45-75 minsAny genre.í‚  Playwright must produce.12/31/14Ithaca, New YorkFee: $35.í‚  Prize: ticket sales.
Carabosse Theatre & Prod Co5-20 minsSubmissions can be í¢â‚¬Ëœworks in progressí¢â‚¬â„¢ or scenes from a longer play.12/31/14Milton Keynes, UKn/a
Green Light Productions10 minsWomen playwrights only. Must reside in the Greater LA area.12/31/14Santa Monica, CaliforniaNo Fee
Palm Beach DramaworksFull LengthNationwide submissions if agented work. Otherwise, FL only. (Yes, you get a list of playwriting agents w/ a full PSH subscription!)12/31/14West Palm Beach, Floridan/a
North Wall Arts Centremax 10 pgs2-week residency12/31/14Oxfordn/a
The Seven Dictators20-35 pgsPlays with a three-act structure using seven characters of dictators that existed/still exist in the 21st Century.1/1/15New York City, New Yorkn/a
City Theatre10-15 minsTheme: í¢â‚¬Å“Reunioní¢â‚¬. Plays will be accepted beginning 1/1/15. First 85 submissions accepted.See leftMissourin/a
The Renaissance GuildOne Act
(5-30 mins)
Prefers plays with fewer technical requirements/demands1/1/15San Antonio, Texasn/a
Kitchen Dog Theater60+ minsNo restrictions on play content.1/1/15Dallas, Texasn/a
Little Black Dress INKmax 10 minsTheme: “Outside the Lines”1/1/15Prescottn/a
Touch Me Philly Prods5-30 minsTheme: Street Harassment & Rape Culture1/1/15Philadelphia, PAn/a
Midtown Interní¢â‚¬â„¢l Theatre Fest30-60 minsPlaywrights must produce. Any subject matter okay, including musicals.1/1/15New York City, New YorkPartic Fee: $100
Latina/o Theatre CommonsFull LengthLatina/o playwrights only; must be US residents. English & Spanish. Small-scale musicals ok as well as solo pieces & TYA.1/1/15Chicago, Illinoisn/a
Young Playwrights IncAny lengthUS citizens/residents 18 & below.1/2/15New York City, New Yorkn/a
Kumu Kahua Theatre: Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi PrizeFull Length (min 50 pgs)Residents & non-residents of Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi. The play must be set in Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi or deal with some aspect of the Hawaií¢â‚¬Ëœi experience.1/2/15Honolulu, HawaiiPrize: $600
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1/2/15Honolulu, HawaiiPrize: $450
Theater Group1/5/15Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $20
Prize: $5,000
Theatre1/5/15Laurel, MarylandFirst sub is free; $10 for each addí¢â‚¬â„¢l
Fringe Fest1/5/15San Rafael, CaliforniaFee: $15
Festival1/6/15Washington, DCPrize: $100
Yale Institute for Music TheatreN/SRecent grads, or current grad students. í¢â‚¬Å“Accepts apps for projects at various stages of development.í¢â‚¬1/7/15New Haven, Conn


Prize: $1,000

King’s Theatre10 minsOpen to anyone. Any genre.1/9/15Annapolis Royal, Nova ScotiaFee: $10
Prize: $200
Bill Broyles AwardFull LengthTheme: U.S. Marine Corps.1/9/15Dumfries, VirginiaPrize: $1,000
Village Playwrights10 minsNYC metro areas playwrights only. Theme: LGBTQ romance1/9/15New York City, New Yorkn/a
Bare Fiction Mag10 pgsFor March 2015 issue; lit magazine1/11/15Shrewsbyry, Shropshiren/a
Fund for Emerging Women WritersFull LengthEmerging women playwrights. International submissions ok.1/12/15New York City, New YorkPrize: $1,000 + $700 for travel & accom
Santa Fe Musical Theatre FestFull LengthMusicals only.1/14/15Santa Fe, New MexicoFee: $35
Ashland New Plays Festival90í¢â‚¬120 minsDramas or comedies.1/15/15Ashland, OregonFee: $15
Artemisia Theatre90+ minsPlays must be carried by a woman; must have a leading, female protagonist.1/15/15Chicago, IllinoisFee: $10
Jacksonville State UnivFull LengthSouthern US residents. Plays must deal with the Southern experience.1/15/15Jacksonville, AlabamaPrize: $1,000
Premiere Stages Play FestFull LengthPlaywrights born or currently residing in NY, NJ, PA, or CT.1/15/15Union, New JerseyNo Fee
Prize: $2000
The David Ross Fetzer FoundationFull Length35 years of age max. Week-long residency + staged reading.1/15/15Salt Lake City, UtahTravel + Accom
Long Island Theatre CollectiveAny lengthPlays with themes that are relevant to Long Island audiences.1/15/15Long Island, New Yorkn/a
Virginia Center for the Creative ArtsN/SResidency of up to 2 months.1/15/15Amherst, VirginiaFee: $40
Centre Stage SC60-120 pgsOpen to any playwright.1/15/15Greenville, South CarolinaFee: $15
Boiling Point Playersmax 20 minsTheme: í¢â‚¬Å“Get Lucky.í¢â‚¬ Female-driven one-acts, sketches and/or monologues. The characters do not have to be female.1/15/15Houston, Texasn/a
3Girls Theatre Company5-8 minsLesbian, bi, trans playwrights from the Bay Area. Comedy. Theme: LBT life experiences/romance…………..1/15/15Berkeley, Californian/a
MacDowell FellowshipFull Length1-8 week residency. (No residency fees).1/15/15Peterboro, New HampshireFee: $30
Indie Boots Theatre Festivalmax 15 minsAll plays must use the word “Ella” in the title.1/15/15Chicago, Illinoisí‚ “Award”
Jewel Box TheatreFull LengthPlays should be of a strong ensemble nature with emphasis on character rather than spectacle.1/16/15Oklahoma City, OklahomaFee: $5
Prize: $750
Cary Playwrights’ Forum10 minsPlays that highlight current social, political, & ethical issues.1/30/15Cary, North CarolinaPrize: $100
Royal Court TheatreFull LengthPlaywriting residency. Internatí¢â‚¬â„¢l submissions ok.1/30/15LondonPrize: All travel + accomm.
Gadfly Theatre Prodsmax 45 minsTheme: Horror! Scripts should contain queer and/or feminist themes in a horror genre.1/31/15Minneapolis, Minnesotan/a
Geva Theatre CenterFull LengthTranslations & adaptations ok.1/31/15Rochester, New Yorkn/a
Toowoomba Repertory Theatre30-45 minsAustralian or from overseas. No restrictions on subject matter, theme or style.1/31/15AustraliaFee: $30 (AUS)
Prize: $2000 (AUS)
Sea Change Theatre CoFull Length, One ActSubmissions may be in any form.1/31/15Beverly, MassFee: $10
Prize: $100
Drip Action Theatre30-40 minsUK & non-UK writers.1/31/15West Sussex, UKNo Fee
Prize: í‚£250

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