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NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdditional Info
Jack Studio Theatre10 minsOpen to all. Playwrights don’t need to have a connection to south east London.1/29/16Londonn/a
Funky Little Theater Co.One Act
(max 15 mins)
Plays focusing on issues surrounding, embracing or showcasing individuals of the LGBT community.1/29/16Colorado SpringsNo Fee
Prize: $100
Ars Novamax 90 minsPlaywrights must produce. Interested in shows that haven’t yet premiered in New York.1/31/16NYC$150 production stipend
BBC53 minsRadio plays. Any subject. Open only to writers living outside the UK.1/31/16LondonPrize: í‚£2200 + trip to London
Cape Cod Community CollegeAny lengthUnpublished, original plays in any genre. Prefers writers in the New England area.1/31/16West Barnstable, MANo Fee
DePaul Universityn/aJob opp – Adjunct Faculty in Theatre Arts & Dramaturgy/Criticism, Playwriting, Theatre Management1/31/16Chicago, Illinoisn/a
Drip Action Theatre30-40 minsInt’l submissions ok. Hard copy submissions only.1/31/16Arundel, UKNo Fee
Prize: í‚£150, í‚£250
Hugh Gregory Gallagher TheatreFull LengthPlays about disability and discrimination.1/31/16Easton, MarylandPrize: $500 or more
Lama Theater Co.max 8 pgsScripts must be related to the question: WHY THEATER? Int’l submissions ok.1/31/16NYCn/a
Lincoln County High School10-20 minsShort works that center around stage combat. Must be appropriate for a high school theatre.1/31/16Hamlin, West Virginian/a
Marble Collegiate Church10 mins,
One Act
Hard copy submissions only.1/31/16NYCn/a
Midland Comm TheatreFull LengthNew comedy scripts suitable for production in community theatre.1/31/16Midland, TexasFee: $10
Theatre Workshop of O’boroOne Act
(15-45 mins)
Plays must be original, copyright free and unpublished. First 200 submissions only.1/31/16O’sboro, KentuckyFee: $15
Prize: $400
The ArtsCenter10 minsThought-provoking plays, humorous or serious or anywhere in between.1/31/16Carrboro, North CarolinaPrize: $100 + $100 travel stipend
T’woomba Repertory TheatreOne Act
(30-45 mins)
Any subject matter, theme or style. Int’l submissions ok – $45 submission fee.1/31/16AustraliaFee: $30/$45
Prize: $3,000
Blue Mountain Centermax 30 pgsMonth-long residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.2/1/16Blue Mountain Lake, New YorkFee: $25
Fresh Fruit FestivalAny lengthPlays that highlight or showcase a spectrum of the LGBTQ experience. Playwrights must produce.2/1/16NYCNo Fee
HRC Showcase TheatreFull Length
(max 90 mins)
New, aspiring or established playwrights. Unpublished plays only.2/1/16Hudson, New YorkFee: $10
Prize: $500
Khaos Company Theatre5 pgs or 5 mins
(see right)
5-page or 5-min excerpt of a full-length play.2/1/16Ind’polis, Indianan/a
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Minnesota Shorts Play Festivalmax 10 pgsNational submissions. US playwrights only.2/1/16MNPrize: $100
On The Air Radio Players15-25 minsScripts written in the style of old-time radio. Good roles for females. Family-friendly.2/1/16Henrico, VirginiaPrize: $50
Road Less Traveled ProductionsFull Length
(65+ mins)
10-month residency, culminating in two staged readings. Open to US residents living outside of Western New York.2/1/16Buffalo, New YorkFee: $20, $10 for Dram Guild members
Something MarvelousOne Act,
Full Length
Magical realism.2/1/16Chicago, Illinoisn/a
US-Japan Creative Artists ProgramFull LengthUS citizens or permanent residents only. Apps from playwrights and librettists accepted.2/1/16Was, D.C.$24,000
College of CharlestonFull LengthUnpublished and unproduced plays. Hard copy submissions only.2/5/16Ch’leston, South CarolinaFee: $10
Prize: $400
Nylon Fusion Theatre Co.10 minsTheme: Connecting/ Disconnecting – digital world, technology2/5/16NYCn/a
Manhattan Repertory Theatre

One Act

(7-25 mins)

Unproduced original plays (cast, directed & ready to perform). Tri-state area playwrights only.2/6/16NYCNo Fee
Jenny Magazine4-10 minsAny subject2/7/16n/an/a
Durango Arts Centermax 10 pgsOriginal, unproduced plays only.2/12/16Durango, ColoradoFee: $10
Prize: $500
Samuel French OOB Festivalmax 30 minsPlays or musicals. Playwrights must produce.2/12/16NYCFee: $10
Watermelon Inc.One Act
(10-65 mins)
Original and unpublished works only.2/14/16St. Maryí¢â‚¬â„¢s City, Maryland$100 fee only if selected, í¢â‚¬Å“cash prizesí¢â‚¬
Eclectic Company TheatreOne Act
(5-25 mins)
Must be based on a well-known fairy tale. Must have a steampunk element.2/15/16Los Angeles, CaliforniaStipend of $25 + 4 tix
Flathead Valley Community Collegemax 10 minsOriginal, unpublished plays. Previously performed plays ok.2/15/16Kalispell, MontanaNo Fee
Prize: $100
Theatre Oxfordmax 10 pgsOriginal plays, never before produced. Hard copy submissions only.2/15/16Oxford, MSFee: $10
Prize: $1,000
Tofte Lake Centern/s1-week residency. Open to residents of Minnesota or NYC.2/15/16Ely, Minnesotahon’rium + travel stipend
Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guildmax 40 pgs (sample)4-week residency. $650 residency fee, but financial aids available. Apps from playwrights accepted.2/15/16W’stock, New YorkFee: $40
Manhattan Repertory Theatre

One Act

(7-20 mins)

Fully-produced plays (cast, directed & ready to perform).2/19/16NYC

Fee: $155 once accepted

Prize: 1,000

The Kennedy Center500 words or lessTheme: President Kennedyí¢â‚¬â„¢s legacy. Must respond to the call, í¢â‚¬Å“Ask not what your country can do for you í¢â‚¬“ ask what you can do for your country.í¢â‚¬2/19/16Was., D.C.Prize: $500
Manhattan Reading Competition20-60 minsPlays or musicals. Playwrights must produce. Entire cast must be from NYC. All genres of shows are welcome.2/21/16NYCNo Fee
Prize: $1,000
Midtown Intí¢â‚¬â„¢l Theatre Festival30-60 minsPlays or musicals. Any genre. Easy to produce in a no-frills festival.2/22/16NYCn/a
Lunchbox TheatreOne Act
(50-55 mins)
Open to anyone. Hard copy submissions only.2/26/16Calgary, Canadan/a

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Midtown Intí¢â‚¬â„¢l Theatre Festivalmax 10 minsPlaywrights must produce.2/27/16NYCPrize: $75
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild45-75 minsPlays suitable for grades 6-12. Adaptations and translations ok. Hardcopy submissions only.2/28/16Beverly Hills, CaliforniaNo Fee
Prize: $1,200
Can Serrat3 pgs (sample)2-month residency. Intí¢â‚¬â„¢l submissions ok. Apps from playwrights accepted.2/28/16Barcelona, SpainNo Fee
Creede Repertory TheatreFull LengthNew plays set in the western US or from playwrights originally from the West. Female playwrights encouraged.2/28/16Creede, Coloradon/a
The New American TheatreOne Act
(max 25 mins)
Plays which have not been previously produced in LA.2/28/16Culver City, CaliforniaNo Fee
Atlanta Fringe Festival15-45 minsAudio plays only. There will be a í¢â‚¬Å“cash prize.í¢â‚¬ Note: App fee deadline extended to Feb 29th.2/29/16Atlanta, GeorgiaFee: $20
Carrollwood Playersmax 15 minsScripts must be original, unpublished and unproduced.2/29/16Tampa, FloridaFee: $5
Humanitas Prizetwo 10-page samplesLos Angeles-based playwrights only.2/29/16Culver City, California$1,500 stipend
Anderson Centern/s2-4 weeks residency. Open to emerging artists from NYC and Minnesota.3/1/16Red Wing, Minnesotan/a
ATHE Jane Chambers Playwriting AwardFull LengthPlays written by women playwrights that present a feminist perspective and contain significant opportunities for female performers.3/1/16Was., D.C.No Fee
Prize: $1000
Bloomington Playwrights ProjectFull Length
(75-135 mins)
Unpublished plays only. Musicals ok. Fee waived for Dramatist Guild members. Hard copy submissions only.3/1/16Bloom’ton, IndianaFee: $10
East Valley Childrení¢â‚¬â„¢s Theatre1hr -1.5hrPlays must be suitable for children to perform for children. Musicals ok.3/1/16Mesa, ArizonaNo Fee
Prize: $500
Golden Thread Productions10-30 minsPlaywrights of Middle Eastern heritage OR playwrights of all backgrounds writing about the Middle East.3/1/16San Francisco, Californian/a
Indie Boots Theatre Festivalmax 15 minsAll plays must use the word í¢â‚¬Å“Avaí¢â‚¬ in the title. All genres ok.3/1/16Chicago, IllinoisNo Fee
Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the ArtsSee right.2-8 weeks residency. Submit up to 2 one-act plays, or 2 excerpts from a longer work.3/1/16Nebraska City, NebraskaFee: $35
Neil Simon FestivalFull Length
(80-120 mins)
Character-driven American comedy, original and unproduced. Musicals ok.3/1/16Cedar City, UtahFee: $25 or
$55 (with critique)
Orlando Shakespeare TheaterFull LengthPlays about the social issues that affect our lives today. Comedies and dramas ok. One-man or one-woman shows ok……………………………….3/1/16Orlando, Floridastipend, travel, and housing
PLAYAFull Length2 – 8-week residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.3/1/16Summer Lake, OregonFee: $35
Princeton Theatre GroupOne Act,
10 mins
Int’l submissions ok. Comedy, drama, tragedy, farce, hybrid; theatrical storytelling. Any theme and subject.3/1/16Princeton, IllinoisNo Fee, No Cash Prizes
Theatre HarrisburgFull LengthOriginal works with no previous commercial production. Musicals ok.3/1/16Harrisburg, PAFee: $15
Prize: $500
Theatre Southwest20 minsAny subject or theme. All genres ok. Must be previously unpublished & unproduced in the Houston area.3/1/16Houston, Texasn/a
Ucross FoundationFull Length2-6 weeks residency. Apps from playwrights accepted.3/1/16Ucross, WyomingFee: $40
Theatre Suburbia90-120 minsFamily-friendly mellerdrammer.3/1/16Houston, Texasn/a
The Road Theatre Company10 mins, One Act, Full LengthNew & established playwrights encouraged to submit. Solo pieces & musicals ok.3/1/16Los Angeles, Californian/a
Trustus TheatreFull LengthComedies and dramas on any topic, with no previous professional productions.3/1/16Columbia, South CarolinaPrize: $250, $500

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