November 2019 Opps

Howdy, Playwrights!  Here’s a list of 27 play submission opportunities with November 2019 deadlines.

Note: What’s written below is just a quick rundown of what the theaters are looking for. For complete submission guidelines, please go to their websites by clicking the theater’s name.

NameLengthNature of OpportunityDeadlineLocationAdd’l Info
The Poked Bear1 hourLooking for plays that run ONE HOUR.10/29/19NYCn/a
Southwest Theatre ProductionsFull LengthOnly plays (dramas, comedies, musicals) with LGBTQIA+ or mental health themes will be considered. Open to all playwrights.10/31/19Austin, TexasFee: $25
Arizona Theatre CompanyFull Length, One Act
(50+ pages)
Latino playwrights residing in the US, its territories or Mexico. Scripts may be in English, English and Spanish, or solely in Spanish.11/1/19Tucson, Arizonan/a
Ghostlight Ensemblemax 15 minsScripts with strong female characters that are geared toward young audiences (under 12). Open to playwrights in any geographic area.11/1/19ChicagoNo Fee
Over Our Head Playersmax 10 minsOriginal, unpublished comedies. Open to everyone w/o age or geographic restriction.11/1/19Racine, WisconsinPrize: $500
Stage Door ProductionsOne Act
(max 20 pages)
Original, unpublished plays. NO sexually explicit or gratuitously violent scripts.  11/1/19Fredericksburg, VirginiaPrize: $150
Spokane Stage Left Theater1 pageInt’l submissions ok. Original works.11/3/19Spokane, WashingtonNo Fee
St. Paul’s Arts Council2 mins / 10 minsOriginal, never before produced short plays. Theme: “The Time of Our Lives.”11/4/19New Albany, IndianaNo Fee
Book Pipeline Fiction CompetitionFull LengthPlays for film/TV adaptation. No genre restrictions. Open to writers worldwide.11/15/19Santa Monica, CaliforniaFee: $60
Prize: $5,000
Itinerant Theatre10 mins / max 1 hr short playTheme: “Life Inspired.”11/15/19Lake Charles, LouisianaNo Fee
Lakeshore Players Theatre10 mins Open to all playwrights. The play must be unpublished and unproduced. High school-aged playwrights are encouraged to enter.11/15/19White Bear Lake, Minnesotan/a
Moving Arts MADlab5-10 pages sample9-month development program. *All play concepts submitted should be ideas only, not something that you’ve already written, are currently writing, or are adapting from a short you have  previously written.*  Los Angeles Area playwrights only.11/15/19Los Angeles, California$250 stipend
Teatro VivoFull LengthOriginal scripts that speak to the diverse Latinx experience. Plays can be in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, Coahuiltecan, bilingual or multilingual.11/15/19Austin, Texasn/a

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The Theater Projectmax 15 minsAdult playwrights in the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. Plays can be either dramas or comedies. Playwrights must have plays that are ready-to-perform and supply their own actors and directors.11/15/19Maplewood, New Jersey$150 fee if selected,
Prize: $500
Towne Street Theatre10 minsTheme: “What’s going on…!” All genres are welcomed. Playwrights of all ethnicities and ages are encouraged to submit their work, including plays with color blind and /or multi-racial casts.11/15/19Hollywood, CaliforniaFee: $10
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SETC Ready to Publish AwardFull LengthCompleted full-length pieces that are either unproduced or have had one world premiere production or produced staged reading suitable for professional, educational and amateur venues.11/20/19Knoxville, TennesseeNo Fee
Table Work PressFull LengthNew works. Selected plays will be published, and selected playwrights will receive a cut of profits, and a reading in NYC.11/22/19NYC$500 stipend
United Solo Theatre Festivaln/sOne-person shows. Drama, comedy, tragedy, musical. Artists will receive a fee of 25% of box office net sales from each performance.11/26/19NYCFee: $49, $895 if selected
Amas Musical Theatre
for Emerging Librettists
Full LengthMusicals. Must be complete & ready for readings, workshops and/or productions. Must not have had a full production or be published in any way.11/29/19NYCNo Fee
Prize: $2,000
Askew Theatre Companymax 10 minsOpen to playwrights in the Pacific Northwest and the rest of the US. Playwrights from the GLBTQ community and playwrights of color are highly encouraged to submit their work. Any theme.11/30/19Ashland, OregonNo Fee; $100 honorarium
Pend Oreille PlayersFull LengthOriginal, unpublished works.11/30/19Newport, WashingtonFee: $20
ScreenCraft20-120 pagesOriginal stage plays. Int’l submissions ok.11/30/19Los Angeles, CaliforniaFee: $59
Prize: $1,000
Tarpon ArtsOne Act
(5-15 mins)
Int’l submissions ok. Novice, emerging or accomplished playwrights. Original plays only. Must not have been previously staged within 75 miles of the Tampa Bay area. Prefers comedies, but will consider some serious dramas.11/30/19Tarpon Springs, FloridaFee: $5
Shadblow Theatremax 20 pagesTheme: “Love and War.” Plays should not use excess profane or vulgar language. Must be unpublished. Plays with previous productions, readings, and workshops are encouraged.12/1/19Jenison, MichiganPrize: $50
FORGE Fuel“sample”Writers retreat. Open to writers of all kinds, including playwrights.Year RoundDanbury, ConnecticutFee: $80
Playwrights Offering Free FeedbackFull LengthFull-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 Roundn/an/a
Trade A Play Tuesday10 minsSend 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 Roundn/an/a
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