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Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 36 play submission opportunities with January 2023 deadlines. This is just a small sample of what is in our mega-list available to paid members. Join now to get access!

Name Length Nature of Opportunity Deadline Location Add’l Info
Athena Project Full Length Women playwrights. 1/31/23 Denver, Colorado n/a
Attleboro Community Theatre Any Comedy, drama, murder mystery, etc. 1/31/23 Attleboro, Massachusetts n/a
Capital Repertory Theatre Full Length Scripts with racial, ethnic, generational, religious and gender diversity. Scripts that engage art and social justice. Pieces written by and featuring POC stories and characters. Comedy and drama welcome! 1/31/23 Albany, New York n/a
Everybody’s Theater Company 10-30 mins Comedy, drama, mystery, thriller, monologue, or musical. 1/31/23 Maple Glen, Pennsylvania No Fee
Kumu Kahua Theatre / Bamboo Ridge Press See right. 5-page monologues or 10-page scenes based on this prompt: A first kiss. 1/31/23 Honolulu, Hawaii Prize: $100
Feels Blind Literary n/s Writers who are nonbinary or identify as women. Plays accepted. *Submission fee is always waived on Mondays. No deadline posted. n/a Fee: $3
Blue Mountain Center max 30 pages (sample) Residency. Encourages apps from people of color, women, and LGBTQ artists & activists. 2/1/23 Blue Mountain Lake, New York App Fee: $25
Breadcrumbs Productions 30 mins – 2 hrs Fully produced shows of any size that would suit a black-box style, intimate, or non-traditional performance space venue. 2/1/23 Syracuse, New York No Fee
Heartland Theatre Company 10 mins Theme: THE WAITING ROOM 2/1/23 Bloomington, Illinois n/a
The Jane Chambers Playwriting Award Full Length New plays and performance texts by women and genderqueer writers for the stage that present a feminist perspective and present significant roles for female-identified performers. 2/1/23 Washington, D.C. Prize: $1,000
Teatro Vivo Full Length Scripts that speak to the diverse Latinx experience. Plays can be monolingual (English or Spanish), bilingual, or multilingual. 2/5/23 Austin, Texas n/a
Carlow Little Theatre Society 20-40 mins Writers over 18 years old, local and international. 2/10/23 Ireland Fee: €5
Prize: €500
MacDowell Colony Full Length Residency. Int’l submissions ok. No residency fees. 2/10/23 Peterborough, New Hampshire App Fee: $30
The Playwrights Realm Full Length 15-hour developmental reading process. Plays can be anything from a rough first draft to a play that is close to production-ready. 2/13/23 NYC n/a
The Playwrights Realm Full Length Script that would benefit from a nine-month, intensive development process. 2/13/23 NYC n/a
Blue Institute max 9 pages Must be appropriate for all ages. Theme: Water 2/14/23 Harwich Port, Massachusetts Fee: $10 suggested donation
Geneva Theatre Guild max 30 mins One-act plays. 2/14/23 Geneva, New York n/a
Muskegon Community College 10-15 pages Comedic or dramatic plays of all types. Theme: Joke’s On You 2/14/23 Muskegon, Michigan Fee: $10
Prize: $100
Playhouse on Park Full Length BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, womxn, Latinx, and differently abled artists are strongly encouraged to submit. Connecticut-based and NYC playwrights are strongly encouraged to submit. 2/14/23 West Hartford, Connecticut n/a
East Valley Children’s Theatre 60-90 mins Plays must be suitable for children to perform and for an audience of children. 2/15/23 Mesa, Arizona No Fee
Prize: $500
Live & In Color 10 pages (sample) Playwrights, composers, and lyricists of color and/or other underrepresented communities interested in developing their new musical. 2/15/23 Salem, Connecticut n/a
The New American Theatre One Act
(max 15 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. The plays must not have been previously produced in Los Angeles, CA. 2/15/23 Culver City, California Fee: $15
Tofte Lake Center n/s Residency. 2/15/23 Ely, Minnesota n/a
College of Charleston Full Length US playwrights only. 2/18/23 Charleston, South Carolina Fee: $10
Prize: $400
Wayne Literary Review max 3,500 words One-act plays or excerpts no longer than 3500 words. 2/19/23 Detroit, Michigan n/a
Wild Imaginings Full Length Drama, comedy, or book of a musical. Open to all playwrights. 2/20/23 Waco, Texas n/a
Ox-Bow n/s 3-week residencies. Fully funded. 2/27/23 Saugatuck, Michigan n/a
Durango Arts Center max 10 pages Int’l submissions ok. 2/28/23 Durango, Colorado Fee: $12.50
Prize: $500
Mine 4 God Productions 15-30 mins One-act plays. Theme: The Right to Choose 2/28/23 Dublin, Ohio n/a
The ONE Festival See right. Full-length plays (45 mins to 1 hr) and short plays (max 30 mins). 2/28/23 Brooklyn, New York n/a
Berkshire Theatre Group Full Length Plays, musicals, translations, and adaptations. Year Round Pittsfield, Massachusetts n/a
Lee Review Any length Publication opp. Int’l submissions ok. Does not accept anything with graphic violence or gore, overly sexual content, slurs or hate speech, blatant emphasis of drugs and/or alcohol, or heavy swearing. Year Round Cleveland, Tennessee n/a
MT Space n/s Always open to submissions of productions interested in being presented at the biennial IMPACT festival – from international, national, and local artists, collectives, and companies. Year Round Canada n/a
Playwrights Offering Free Feedback Full Length Full-length trade program. You must read a play and give feedback, and in return will have an opp to send a play and get feedback from other playwright. Year Round n/a n/a
Trade A Play Tuesday 10 mins Send in 10-min play and get same-day feedback. You must also read 10 pages of another playwright’s work, and give thoughtful feedback. Runs every Tuesday. Year Round n/a n/a
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