The following playwriting opportunities have published specific deadlines closing in the future. You can download the list either in Excel format or in PDF format by clicking below.  The info is exactly the same between the two files, only the file format is different. New for this month, we have created another version of the spreadsheet.  Instead of listing the opportunities altogether, we have divided them into four categories: Plain Script Submissions (Reading/Performance Opportunities); Development Opportunities and Residencies; Show submissions (Fringe/Fringe-like festivals); and Other opportunities (including but not limited to print and online publications, awards/prizes, audio/radio opportunities).  You can download the new version by clicking below. While we strongly recommended downloading one of the above files since they contain a complete list of the opportunities we have cataloged, for those who wish to view opportunities via a webpage instead, below is a streamlined breakdown of the most broadly relevant upcoming opportunities:
Name
Length
Nature of Opportunity
Deadline
Location
Add’l Info
2019 LITE
One Act
(5-15 mins)
Prefers plays that haven’t been produced in North Carolina recently nor have been published (unless the royalty fee is very minimal). PG-clean (no serious profanity) plays that are not depressing – no therapy sessions, pets dying, people dealing w/ dread diseases. Note: No website. Send scripts to Jack Berry at carokann@nc.rr.com
6/1/18
North Carolina
No Fee
Ground & Field Theatre Festival
See right.
Musicals, full length, one act, immersive theatre, adaptations, and non-traditional experimental scripts.
6/1/18
Davis, California
n/a
Old Courthouse Theatre
max 10 pages
Open to residents of NC, SC, GA, VA, TN, and KY. Family-friendly plays. Any genre. Theme: The French Connection
6/1/18
Concord, North Carolina
No Fee
STAGEStheatre
Full Length
Comedies, musicals, dramas, classics, originals.
6/1/18
Fullerton, California
n/a
Warner Theatre
One Act (12-30 pages)
Scripts will be accepted internationally but must be written in English. Previously produced scripts are accepted.
6/1/18
Torrington, Connecticut
No Fee
Winneshiek Players Theatre
max 20 pages
Looking for original, humorous Fractured Fairy Tales that change a fairy tale in an unexpected way; altering characters, adding modern language or events, changing an ending, etc. It has to be based on an actual fairy tale. Must be appropriate for children ages 9-13, G-rated.
6/1/18
Freeport, Illinois
Prize: $100
Manhattan Repertory Theatre
10-50 mins
Fully produced plays (cast, directed & ready to be performed June 29 – August 2018).
6/5/18
NYC
Fee: $59 once accepted
Raze The Space
max 10 mins
Plays must not have been published or produced previously. Theme: Exit Strategies
6/5/18
Los Angeles, California
n/a
Headlands Center for the Arts
Full Length
Fully sponsored 4- to 10-week residencies with optional monthly stipend of $500.
6/8/18
Sausalito, California
App Fee: $45
A Light in Dark Places
5-15 pages
Theme: Suicide Prevention — with a focus on the experience of living with mental health conditions, the after-effects of suicide on those left behind, and resources for those in need.
6/9/18
Los Angeles, California
Prize: $50
American Stage
Full Length
Any genre. Playwrights will receive a $250 fee and will be provided a $250 travel stipend.
6/15/18
St. Petersburg, Florida
n/a
Jewish Women’s Theatre
One Act (max 10 mins)
Theme: “It’s a Life.” Monologues ok, 7 mins max. Previously produced or published works ok.
6/15/18
Santa Monica, California
n/a
Three Brothers Theatre
Any length
Two-year playwright residency. All genres of theatre. Scripts of any subject matter will be considered. The playwright must have completed at least three plays, or have an equivalent body of theatrical or literary work.
6/15/18
Waukegan, Illinois
n/a
Firehouse Center for the Arts
Any length
Short, one-act, and full-length plays. Open to playwrights currently living in New England.
6/17/18
Newburyport, Massachusetts
Prize: $75, $150
Book Pipeline Competition
Full Length
Plays appropriate for film or television adaptation. Open to writers worldwide. Any genre. Published and unpublished works ok.
6/20/18
Santa Monica, California
Fee: $50 Prize: $10,000
OnStage! Award
Full Length
Unproduced scripts by US-based playwrights. Any theme, subject matter and style.
6/20/18
Italy
Fee: $40
Slightly Altered States
10 mins
Plays focused on language-based and nonverbal learning disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Note: Click on ‘Special Needs Inititiative.’
6/25/18
NYC
n/a
Jewish Ensemble Theatre
Full Length (85+ mins)
Plays that reflect issues of social conscience and human rights. Drama or comedy. Original work or adaptation.
6/30/18
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Fee: $15 Prize: $250
Long Beach Playhouse
Full Length
Un-produced, non-musical plays only.
6/30/18
Long Beach, California
Fee: $10, $100 honorarium
North Park Playwright Festival
max 12 pages
Int’l submissions ok. One or two previous prods ok. Any subject except nudity or off color humor.
6/30/18
San Diego, California
No Fee
Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
Full Length
New works.
6/30/18
NYC
Fee: $35 Prize: $500
Steel River Playhouse
Full Length
Non-musical, unpublished plays that have not yet had a professional production.
6/30/18
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
n/a
The Hidden River Arts Playwrighting Award
Full Length
Unpublished and unproduced plays. Musicals ok. Int’l submissions ok.
6/30/18
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fee: $20 Prize: $1,000
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 another playwright’s work and give feedback.
Year Round
n/a
n/a
Note that while we take great pride in providing this information, theaters and contests are apt to change deadlines and/or requirements.  If you see any errors, please let us know at harrisonm@playsubmissionshelper.com so that we can correct them!
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