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Theater Name / Festival NamePlay Lengths AcceptedInfoSubmission DeadlineState, CityFee / Prize
Toowoomba Repertory One ActOpen to playwrights worldwide.1/31/14Toowoomba, Queensland, AustraliaFee: $30; Prize: $2000
A-Squared Theatremax 10 minsSeeks one act plays, scenes, or monologues inspired by any aspect of í¢â‚¬Å“Asian Mom-ness.í¢â‚¬1/31/14Chicago, Illinoisn/a
Pink Banana Theatre10-20 minsTheme: í¢â‚¬Å“THE HONEYMOON IS OVER!í¢â‚¬ 1/31/14Milwaukee, Wisconsinn/a
Dubuque Fine Arts Playersmax 40 minsConcentrate on character, relationships, and a good story.1/31/14Dubuque, IowaFee: $20
Prize: $600
The Gallery Players10 mins to full-lengthPlaywright must be available to attend rehearsals.1/31/14Brooklyn, New YorkFee: $10í‚ í‚ 
Actors Training Center10 minsí‚ Submissions may be dramatic or comedic.í‚  Roles must be for 7th-12th graders.1/31/14Wilmette, Illinoisn/a
Grin Theatre Companymax 15 minsMonologues1/31/14Liverpooln/a
BBC World Service International 53-minute radio playOpen only to writers living OUTSIDE the UK. Accepts radio plays of any subject. 1/31/14LondonPrize: í‚£2000 + travel
Portland Center Stage Full LengthAccepts unsolicited scripts from Oregon residents only2/1/14Portland, Oregonn/a
Heartland Theatre Company10 minsTheme: plays inspired by birds. 2/1/14Bloomington, Illinoisn/a
Centre Stage South Carolina75-120 minsComedies and dramas that deal with important social issues. 2/1/14Greenville, South Carolinan/a
On-the-Air Radio Players) 15-25 minsRadio play scripts written in the style of old-time radio, with plenty of sound effects.2/1/14Henrico, VirginiaPrize: $50í‚ 
Pegasus Theater Company10 minsSeeks original, unpublished, 10 min plays by Northern California playwrights.2/1/14Guerneville, Californian/a
The Valley PlayersFull LengthAccepts submissions from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine residents only.í‚  Play must be suitable for a varied audience.2/1/14Waitsfield, VermontPrize: $1000
Lee Street Theatre10 minsThe 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. 2/1/14Salisbury, North Carolinan/a
Blue Mountain Centern/s1-month writing residency2/1/14Blue Mountain Lake, New YorkFee: $25
The New Ohio Theatren/sPlaywright must produce2/2/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Ars Nova: ANT Fest 2014n/sPlayright must produce. “If it can be performed live on stage, weí¢â‚¬â„¢re interested!”2/2/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Center StageFull LengthOpen to all Maryland students in grades K-12.2/7/14Baltimore, Marylandn/a
Royal & Derngate/High Tide AwardFull LengthUK playwrights only.í‚  Play development commission, for works/ideas which examines life outside of the major cities.2/10/14Northamptonn/a
Nylon Fusion Collective10 minsTheme: mischief, deceit, surprise, and/or spring break.í‚  Playwriting Competition Advice from Nylon.
2/13/14New York City, New Yorkn/a
Durango ArtsCenter10 minsUnproduced original plays only.2/14/14Durango, ColoradoFee: $10
í‚ Prize: $500
Spokane Civic TheatreOne Act (max 30 mins)Playwrights must reside in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana or Alaska.2/14/14Spokane, Washingtonn/a
Argos ProductionsFull Length“We are most interested in projects for production that will involve the playwright as an active participant – attending auditions, rehearsals, and design meetings.”2/15/14Boston, Massachusettsn/a
Caryl Crane Youth Theatreí‚ 60-120 minsAccepts plays or musicals for children or young adults.2/15/14Huron, OhioPrize: $500. Fee $10.
Over Here Theatre Company15 minsSeeks plays about the life under the Obama administration.2/15/14Londonn/a
Theatre Oxford10 minsOriginal plays only.2/15/14Oxford, MississippiFee: $10
Award: $1,000
Stone Soup Shakespeare10 minsLooking for plays that are inspired by As You Like It.2/15/14Chicago, Illinoisn/a
The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company9-100 pagesPlay must be written by a current student (6th grade – undergrad).í‚  Musicals ok.2/15/14Falls Church, Virginian/a
Shannon E. CameronFull LengthOpen to all playwrights living in North America. Plays must be unproduced and original. Also accepts adaptations.2/15/14n/an/a
Univ North CarolinaFull LengthDevelopment workshop, plus production. Seeks submissions of work that explores the First World War or its legacy.2/15/14Chapel Hill, North CarolinaExpenses + stipend
Indie Boots Theatre Festivalmax 10 minsAll plays must use the word “Olivia” in the title. Comedies & plays featuring underrepresented characters encouraged.2/22/14Chicago, IllinoisNo Fee
Paul Darby Prizemax 60 minsUK based writers only.2/28/14LondonFee: í‚£5
Prize: í‚£1,000
Beverly Hills Theatre Guild45-75 minsUSA playwrights only. Plays suitable for grades 6-8, or 9-12. Cash prize only, no production.2/28/14Beverly Hills, CaliforniaPrize: $1,200
Sandalles Five ‘n Ten Play Writing Competition5-minute monologue or 10-minute duologueOriginal, unperformed and unpublished works only.2/28/14NeathFee: í‚£6
Midland Community TheatreOne Act & Full LengthSeeks new comedies suitable for community and other non-profit theatres.2/28/14Midland, TexasFee: $10; Prize: $200-400
The New American Theatremax 25 minsNo subject restrictions.2/28/14Culver City, Californian/a
A Friend of a Friend Theatre20 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 workshopped2/28/14London, UKn/a
Grin Theatre Companymax 30 minsPlaywrights aged 16 to 30. Development + performance.í‚  Unclear if paywright must reside near Liverpool, UK.2/28/14Liverpool, UK% of box office
Samuel Frenchmax 30 minsAccepts short plays and musicals. Playwright must produce (?)2/28/14New York City, New York$10 fee

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