Below is a list of 13 Chicago-based play submissions opportunities that accept submissions year-round! Name Length Nature of Opportunity AstonRep Theatre Company Full Length Chicago playwrights especially encouraged to submit. Commission Theatre 10 pages (sample)...
Below is a list of New York City (NYC) based play submissions opps that accept submissions year-round! Name Length Nature of Opportunity Add’l Info Jewish Plays Project Full Length Plays and musicals that contain significant Jewish themes, characters, content,...
As a writer, you probably hear this question a lot: “Where do you get all your ideas from?” For some reason, it’s the thing that all your non-writer friends seem to want to know. So what do you tell them? Do you have a process for finding &...
Writing and submitting 10-minute plays are great ways for new playwrights to get a start in the playwriting world, or for more seasoned playwrights to try out something new. Check out below to find your 10-minute play submissions opps for 2020! Name Length Nature of...
These 9 theaters are accepting full length play submissions year-round. Including LA, Chicago, and New York City. Theater Name URL Genre(s) Accepted Location 1812 Productions link Comedies Philadelphia, PA Indiana Repertory Theater link All Genres Indianapolis, IN...
Do you have a favorite place where you like to write? Different writers have different preferences. Some like to write at home in complete silence; others prefer the hustle & bustle of a busy cafe. For some writers, any noise is a distraction; for others, a little...
Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 22 play submission opportunities with August 2019 deadlines. Check out the opps for short and full-length play submissions (more opps when you become a member). Note: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of...
Most people focus on the HOW. How do you write a play? How do you make it dramatic? How do you approach theaters? How do you get your work produced? A much less commonly asked question is: WHY do you write plays at all? Why do you want to express yourself through the...
Howdy, Playwrights! Here’s a list of 28 play submission opportunities with July 2019 deadlines. Check out the opportunities for 10-minute play submissions, one-act play submissions, and full-length play submissions (even more opps when you become a member)....
Name Length Genre Big Dog Publishing Any length Musicals & children’s play ok. Hard copy submissions only. Brooklyn Publishers Any length School musicals, youth plays, social issue plays, adaptations, etc. Christian Publishers Any length Christmas &...
Playwrights: Who Are You Writing For? It’s an important question that bears asking yourself every once in a while: “Who are you writing for?” On one hand it’s a simple question. But when you really dig into it, you can gain some important...
Ladies and gents, below is the list of 28 play submission opportunities with June 2019 deadlines. Please subscribe so you’ll be the first to know when we add a new blog post like this — plus you’ll get free playwriting tips and advice! Remember:...
The Importance Of Acting For Playwrights Most of the best playwrights in history have also been actors. Does this mean you should take up acting (if you don’t already act)? I believe the answer to that question is YES. It goes against many writers’...
Why Playwrights Must Look At The Big Picture I know how easy it is to get frustrated with the playwriting & play production process. You look up to your heroes, people like Tennessee Williams, Tracy Letts, and Anton Chekhov… …and it’s easy to...
Howdy, Playwrights! Below is your list of 25 play submission opportunities with May 2019 deadlines. Spring is a time for renewal and regrowth, so let that spirit move you to submit to these open calls! Remember: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of...
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