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Theater Name / Festival Name Play Lengths Accepted Info Submission Deadline State, City Fee / Prize
Toowoomba Repertory One Act Open to playwrights worldwide. 1/31/14 Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Fee: $30; Prize: $2000
A-Squared Theatre max 10 mins Seeks one act plays, scenes, or monologues inspired by any aspect of í¢â‚¬Å“Asian Mom-ness.í¢â‚¬ 1/31/14 Chicago, Illinois n/a
Pink Banana Theatre 10-20 mins Theme: í¢â‚¬Å“THE HONEYMOON IS OVER!í¢â‚¬ 1/31/14 Milwaukee, Wisconsin n/a
Dubuque Fine Arts Players max 40 mins Concentrate on character, relationships, and a good story. 1/31/14 Dubuque, Iowa Fee: $20
Prize: $600
The Gallery Players 10 mins to full-length Playwright must be available to attend rehearsals. 1/31/14 Brooklyn, New York Fee: $10í‚ í‚ 
Actors Training Center 10 mins í‚ Submissions may be dramatic or comedic.í‚  Roles must be for 7th-12th graders. 1/31/14 Wilmette, Illinois n/a
Grin Theatre Company max 15 mins Monologues 1/31/14 Liverpool n/a
BBC World Service International 53-minute radio play Open only to writers living OUTSIDE the UK. Accepts radio plays of any subject. 1/31/14 London Prize: í‚£2000 + travel
Portland Center Stage Full Length Accepts unsolicited scripts from Oregon residents only 2/1/14 Portland, Oregon n/a
Heartland Theatre Company 10 mins Theme: plays inspired by birds. 2/1/14 Bloomington, Illinois n/a
Centre Stage South Carolina 75-120 mins Comedies and dramas that deal with important social issues. 2/1/14 Greenville, South Carolina n/a
On-the-Air Radio Players) 15-25 mins Radio play scripts written in the style of old-time radio, with plenty of sound effects. 2/1/14 Henrico, Virginia Prize: $50í‚ 
Pegasus Theater Company 10 mins Seeks original, unpublished, 10 min plays by Northern California playwrights. 2/1/14 Guerneville, California n/a
The Valley Players Full Length Accepts submissions from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine residents only.í‚  Play must be suitable for a varied audience. 2/1/14 Waitsfield, Vermont Prize: $1000
Lee Street Theatre 10 mins The play must be a comedy and incorporate this yearí¢â‚¬â„¢s theme of í¢â‚¬Å“Office Hours.í¢â‚¬ Open to residents of NC, SC, GA, TN, VA, WV, MD. 2/1/14 Salisbury, North Carolina n/a
Blue Mountain Center n/s 1-month writing residency 2/1/14 Blue Mountain Lake, New York Fee: $25
The New Ohio Theatre n/s Playwright must produce 2/2/14 New York City, New York n/a
Ars Nova: ANT Fest 2014 n/s Playright must produce. “If it can be performed live on stage, weí¢â‚¬â„¢re interested!” 2/2/14 New York City, New York n/a
Center Stage Full Length Open to all Maryland students in grades K-12. 2/7/14 Baltimore, Maryland n/a
Royal & Derngate/High Tide Award Full Length UK playwrights only.í‚  Play development commission, for works/ideas which examines life outside of the major cities. 2/10/14 Northampton n/a
Nylon Fusion Collective 10 mins Theme: mischief, deceit, surprise, and/or spring break.í‚  Playwriting Competition Advice from Nylon.
2/13/14 New York City, New York n/a
Durango ArtsCenter 10 mins Unproduced original plays only. 2/14/14 Durango, Colorado Fee: $10
í‚ Prize: $500
Spokane Civic Theatre One Act (max 30 mins) Playwrights must reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska. 2/14/14 Spokane, Washington n/a
Argos Productions Full Length “We are most interested in projects for production that will involve the playwright as an active participant – attending auditions, rehearsals, and design meetings.” 2/15/14 Boston, Massachusetts n/a
Caryl Crane Youth Theatre í‚ 60-120 mins Accepts plays or musicals for children or young adults. 2/15/14 Huron, Ohio Prize: $500. Fee $10.
Over Here Theatre Company 15 mins Seeks plays about the life under the Obama administration. 2/15/14 London n/a
Theatre Oxford 10 mins Original plays only. 2/15/14 Oxford, Mississippi Fee: $10
Award: $1,000
Stone Soup Shakespeare 10 mins Looking for plays that are inspired by As You Like It. 2/15/14 Chicago, Illinois n/a
The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company 9-100 pages Play must be written by a current student (6th grade – undergrad).í‚  Musicals ok. 2/15/14 Falls Church, Virginia n/a
Shannon E. Cameron Full Length Open to all playwrights living in North America. Plays must be unproduced and original. Also accepts adaptations. 2/15/14 n/a n/a
Univ North Carolina Full Length Development workshop, plus production. Seeks submissions of work that explores the First World War or its legacy. 2/15/14 Chapel Hill, North Carolina Expenses + stipend
Indie Boots Theatre Festival max 10 mins All plays must use the word “Olivia” in the title. Comedies & plays featuring underrepresented characters encouraged. 2/22/14 Chicago, Illinois No Fee
Paul Darby Prize max 60 mins UK based writers only. 2/28/14 London Fee: í‚£5
Prize: í‚£1,000
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild 45-75 mins USA playwrights only. Plays suitable for grades 6-8, or 9-12. Cash prize only, no production. 2/28/14 Beverly Hills, California Prize: $1,200
Sandalles Five ‘n Ten Play Writing Competition 5-minute monologue or 10-minute duologue Original, unperformed and unpublished works only. 2/28/14 Neath Fee: í‚£6
Midland Community Theatre One Act & Full Length Seeks new comedies suitable for community and other non-profit theatres. 2/28/14 Midland, Texas Fee: $10; Prize: $200-400
The New American Theatre max 25 mins No subject restrictions. 2/28/14 Culver City, California n/a
A Friend of a Friend Theatre 20 mins* Development program for musicals.í‚  *Unclear if 20 mins is length of completed musical, or if only 20 mins worth of material will be workshopped 2/28/14 London, UK n/a
Grin Theatre Company max 30 mins Playwrights aged 16 to 30. Development + performance.í‚  Unclear if paywright must reside near Liverpool, UK. 2/28/14 Liverpool, UK % of box office
Samuel French max 30 mins Accepts short plays and musicals. Playwright must produce (?) 2/28/14 New York City, New York $10 fee

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